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  1. [Utility of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of anaerobic bacteria].

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    Zárate, Mariela S; Romano, Vanesa; Nievas, Jimena; Smayevsky, Jorgelina

    2014-01-01

    The analysis by MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix-assited laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry) has become a reference method for the identification of microorganisms in Clinical Microbiology. However, data on some groups of microorganisms are still controversial. The aim of this study is to determine the utility of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of clinical isolates of anaerobic bacteria. One-hundred and six anaerobic bacteria isolates were analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS and by conventional biochemical tests. In those cases where identification by conventional methodology was not applicable or in the face of discordance between sequencing methodologies, 16 S rRNA gene sequence analysis was performed. The conventional method and MALDI-TOF MS agreed at genus and species level by 95.3 %. Concordance in gram-negative bacilli was 91.4% and 100% among gram-positive bacilli; there was also concordance both in the 8 isolates studied in gram-positive cocci and in the single gram-negative cocci included. The data obtained in this study demonstrate that MALDI-TOF MS offers the possibility of adequate identification of anaerobic bacteria. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  2. The identification of anaerobic bacteria using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Veloo, A. C. M.; Welling, G. W.; Degener, J. E.

    Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption and Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has gained more and more popularity for the identification of bacteria. Several studies show that bacterial diagnosticis is being revolutionized by the application of MALDI-TOF MS. For anaerobic bacteria,

  3. MALDI-TOF MS/MS measurements of PMMA

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    Becer, C.R.; Baumgaertel, A.; Gottschaldt, M.; Schubert, U.S.

    2008-01-01

    The polymer poly(Me methacrylate) (PMMA) was analyzed using the matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technique. The MALDI-TOF MS app. was coupled with a collision-induced dissocn. (CID) unit. The performance of the MALDI-TOF/TOF MS method in

  4. MALDI-TOF MS in the Microbiology Laboratory: Current Trends.

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    Schubert, Sören; Kostrzewa, Markus

    2017-01-01

    Within less than a decade matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has become a gold standard for microbial identification in clinical microbiology laboratories. Besides identification of microorganisms the typing of single strains as well as the antibiotic and antimycotic resistance testing has come into focus in order to speed up the microbiological diagnostic. However, the full potential of MALDI-TOF MS has not been tapped yet and future technological advancements will certainly expedite this method towards novel applications and enhancement of current practice. So, the following chapter shall be rather a brainstorming and forecast of how MALDI-TOF MS will develop to influence clinical diagnostics and microbial research in the future. It shall open up the stage for further discussions and does not claim for overall validity.

  5. [Evaluation of mass spectrometry: MALDI-TOF MS for fast and reliable yeast identification].

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    Relloso, María S; Nievas, Jimena; Fares Taie, Santiago; Farquharson, Victoria; Mujica, María T; Romano, Vanesa; Zarate, Mariela S; Smayevsky, Jorgelina

    2015-01-01

    The matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technique known as MALDI-TOF MS is a tool used for the identification of clinical pathogens by generating a protein spectrum that is unique for a given species. In this study we assessed the identification of clinical yeast isolates by MALDI-TOF MS in a university hospital from Argentina and compared two procedures for protein extraction: a rapid method and a procedure based on the manufacturer's recommendations. A short protein extraction procedure was applied in 100 isolates and the rate of correct identification at genus and species level was 98.0%. In addition, we analyzed 201 isolates, previously identified by conventional methods, using the methodology recommended by the manufacturer and there was 95.38% coincidence in the identification at species level. MALDI TOF MS showed to be a fast, simple and reliable tool for yeast identification. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  6. [Applications of MALDI-TOF-MS in clinical microbiology laboratory].

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    Carbonnelle, Etienne; Nassif, Xavier

    2011-10-01

    For twenty years, mass spectrometry (MS) has emerged as a particularly powerful tool for analysis and characterization of proteins in research. It is only recently that this technology, especially MALDI-TOF-MS (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight) has entered the field of routine microbiology. This method has proven to be reliable and safe for the identification of bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi and dermatophytes. MALDI-TOF-MS is a rapid, precise and cost-effective method for identification, compared to conventional phenotypic techniques or molecular biology. Its ability to analyse whole microorganisms with few sample preparation has greatly reduced the time to identification (1-2 min). Furthermore, this technology can be used to identify bacteria directly from clinical samples as blood culture bottles or urines. Future applications will be developed in order to provide direct information concerning virulence or resistance protein markers. © 2011 médecine/sciences – Inserm / SRMS.

  7. Applications of MALDI-TOF MS in Microbiological identification

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    Soner Yilmaz

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available MALDI-TOF MS (Matriks assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry is a new metohod for identification of microorganisms nowadays. This method is based revealing of microorganisms protein profile with ionization of protein structure and these ionized mass pass through the electrical field. Profiles which were obtained from microorganisms compare with database of system thus identification is made by this way. Ribosomal proteins are used in identification which are less affected by enviromental conditions. Fresh culture should preferably use in MALDI-TOF MS identification. Ribosomal proteins can be deteriorate in old cultures. The correct identification rates are changing between 84,1% to 95,2% in routine bacterial isolates. The correct identification rates in yeasts are changing between 85% to 100%. It makes identification in positive blood culture bottles without the need of subculture, also makes identification on urine samples without the need of culture which has greater than 105 microorganisms in a microliter. When it compared with conventional and molecular identification methods, it is more effective on per sample costs and elapsed time on working [TAF Prev Med Bull 2014; 13(5.000: 421-426

  8. Application of MALDI-TOF MS for requalification of a Candida clinical isolates culture collection

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    Reginaldo Lima-Neto

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Microbial culture collections underpin biotechnology applications and are important resources for clinical microbiology by supplying reference strains and/or performing microbial identifications as a service. Proteomic profiles by MALDI-TOF MS have been used for Candida spp. identification in clinical laboratories and demonstrated to be a fast and reliable technique for the routine identification of pathogenic yeasts. The main aim of this study was to apply MALDI-TOF MS combined with classical phenotypic and molecular approaches to identify Candida clinical isolates preserved from 1 up to 52 years in a Brazilian culture collection and assess its value for the identification of yeasts preserved in this type of collections. Forty Candida spp. clinical isolates were identified by morphological and biochemical analyses. Identifications were also performed by the new proteomic approach based on MALDI-TOF MS. Results demonstrated 15% discordance when compared with morphological and biochemical analyses. Discordant isolates were analysed by ITS sequencing, which confirmed the MALDI-TOF MS identifications and these strains were renamed in the culture collection catalogue. In conclusion, proteomic profiles by MALDI-TOF MS represents a rapid and reliable method for identifying clinical Candida species preserved in culture collections and may present clear benefits when compared with the performance of existing daily routine methods applied at health centres and hospitals.

  9. MALDI-TOF MS as a tool to identify foodborne yeasts and yeast-like fungi.

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    Quintilla, Raquel; Kolecka, Anna; Casaregola, Serge; Daniel, Heide M; Houbraken, Jos; Kostrzewa, Markus; Boekhout, Teun; Groenewald, Marizeth

    2018-02-02

    Since food spoilage by yeasts causes high economic losses, fast and accurate identifications of yeasts associated with food and food-related products are important for the food industry. In this study the efficiency of the matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to identify food related yeasts was evaluated. A CBS in-house MALDI-TOF MS database was created and later challenged with a blinded test set of 146 yeast strains obtained from food and food related products. Ninety eight percent of the strains were correctly identified with log score values>1.7. One strain, Mrakia frigida, gained a correct identification with a score value1.7. Ambiguous identifications were observed due to two incorrect reference mass spectra's found in the commercial database BDAL v.4.0, namely Candida sake DSM 70763 which was re-identified as Candida oleophila, and Candida inconspicua DSM 70631 which was re-identified as Pichia membranifaciens. MALDI-TOF MS can distinguish between most of the species, but for some species complexes, such as the Kazachstania telluris and Mrakia frigida complexes, MALDI-TOF MS showed limited resolution and identification of sibling species was sometimes problematic. Despite this, we showed that the MALDI-TOF MS is applicable for routine identification and validation of foodborne yeasts, but a further update of the commercial reference databases is needed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Rapid and accurate identification of Streptococcus equi subspecies by MALDI-TOF MS

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    Kudirkiene, Egle; Welker, Martin; Knudsen, Nanna Reumert

    2015-01-01

    phenotypic and sequence similarity between three subspecies their discrimination remains difficult. In this study, we aimed to design and validate a novel, Superspectra based, MALDI-TOF MS approach for reliable, rapid and cost-effective identification of SEE and SEZ, the most frequent S. equi subspecies.......3±7.5%). This result may be attributed to the highly clonal population structure of SEE, as opposed to the diversity of SEZ seen in horses. Importantly strains with atypical colony appearance both within SEE and SEZ did not affect correct identification of the strains by MALDI-TOF MS. Atypical colony variants...... are often associated with a higher persistence or virulence of S. equi, thus their correct identification using the current method strengthens its potential use in routine clinical diagnostics. In conclusion, reliable identification of S. equi subspecies was achieved by combining a MALDI-TOF MS method...

  11. A simple and effective method for detecting precipitated proteins in MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Oshikane, Hiroyuki; Watabe, Masahiko; Nakaki, Toshio

    2018-04-01

    MALDI-TOF MS has developed rapidly into an essential analytical tool for the life sciences. Cinnamic acid derivatives are generally employed in routine molecular weight determinations of intact proteins using MALDI-TOF MS. However, a protein of interest may precipitate when mixed with matrix solution, perhaps preventing MS detection. We herein provide a simple approach to enable the MS detection of such precipitated protein species by means of a "direct deposition method" -- loading the precipitant directly onto the sample plate. It is thus expected to improve routine MS analysis of intact proteins. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  12. Characterisation of oligosaccharides in vegetables by HPLC and MALDI-TOF MS

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    Štikarovská, M.; Chmelík, Josef

    96(S), - (2002), s. S189-S191 ISSN 0009-2770. [Meeting of Chemistry & Life /2./. Brno, 10.09.2002-11.09.2002] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4031919 Keywords : oligosaccharides * HPLC * MALDI-TOF-MS Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 0.336, year: 2002

  13. Aspergillus ibericus : a new species of section nigri characterised by MALDI-TOF MS

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    Kallow, W.; Santos, Isabel; Erhard, M.; Serra, Rita; Venâncio, Armando; Lima, Nelson

    2006-01-01

    Strains from the new described species Aspergillus ibericus were characterised using MALDI-TOF MS and the results were compared with other related species of section Nigri. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

  14. A sample preparation method for recovering suppressed analyte ions in MALDI TOF MS

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    Lou, X.; Waal, de B.F.M.; Milroy, L.G.; Dongen, van J.L.J.

    2015-01-01

    In matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS), analyte signals can be substantially suppressed by other compounds in the sample. In this technical note, we describe a modified thin-layer sample preparation method that significantly reduces the analyte

  15. False results caused by solvent impurity in tetrahydrofuran for maldi tof ms analysis of amines

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    Lou, X.; Leenders, C.M.A.; van Onzen, Thuur; Bovee, R.A.A.; Van Dongen, J.L.J.; Vekemans, J.A.J.M.; Meijer, E. W.

    Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is one of the most frequently used solvents in the MALDI TOF MS analysis of synthetic compounds. However, it should be used with caution because a trace amount of 4-hydroxybutanal (HBA) might be generated and accumulated in THF during storage. Since only a tiny amount of

  16. Detection and identification of bio-threats using MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Paauw, A.

    2012-01-01

    MALDI-TOF-MS emerged as a new diagnostic tool in established clinical laboratories. Advantages compared to conventional techniques are that it is a fast, cost-effective, accurate method, which is suitable for high-throughput identification of bacteria by less skilled laboratory personnel because

  17. Rapid identification of clinical members of Fusarium fujikuroi complex using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Al-Hatmi, Abdullah Ms; Normand, Anne-Cécile; van Diepeningen, Anne D; Hendrickx, Marijke; de Hoog, G Sybren; Piarroux, Renaud

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To develop the matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) method for identification of Fusarium species within Fusarium fujikuroi complex for use in clinical microbiology laboratories. MATERIALS & METHODS: A total of 24 reference and 60 clinical and

  18. Detection of Rickettsia spp in Ticks by MALDI-TOF MS

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    Yssouf, Amina; Almeras, Lionel; Terras, Jérôme; Socolovschi, Cristina; Raoult, Didier; Parola, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Background Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been shown to be an effective tool for the rapid identification of arthropods, including tick vectors of human diseases. Methodology/Principal Findings The objective of the present study was to evaluate the use of MALDI-TOF MS to identify tick species, and to determine the presence of rickettsia pathogens in the infected Ticks. Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Dermacentor marginatus Ticks infected or not by R. conorii conorii or R. slovaca, respectively, were used as experimental models. The MS profiles generated from protein extracts prepared from tick legs exhibited mass peaks that distinguished the infected and uninfected Ticks, and successfully discriminated the Rickettsia spp. A blind test was performed using Ticks that were laboratory-reared, collected in the field or removed from patients and infected or not by Rickettsia spp. A query against our in-lab arthropod MS reference database revealed that the species and infection status of all Ticks were correctly identified at the species and infection status levels. Conclusions/Significance Taken together, the present work demonstrates the utility of MALDI-TOF MS for a dual identification of tick species and intracellular bacteria. Therefore, MALDI-TOF MS is a relevant tool for the accurate detection of Rickettsia spp in Ticks for both field monitoring and entomological diagnosis. The present work offers new perspectives for the monitoring of other vector borne diseases that present public health concerns. PMID:25659152

  19. Reliable identification at the species level of Brucella isolates with MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Lista Florigio

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The genus Brucella contains highly infectious species that are classified as biological threat agents. The timely detection and identification of the microorganism involved is essential for an effective response not only to biological warfare attacks but also to natural outbreaks. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS is a rapid method for the analysis of biological samples. The advantages of this method, compared to conventional techniques, are rapidity, cost-effectiveness, accuracy and suitability for the high-throughput identification of bacteria. Discrepancies between taxonomy and genetic relatedness on the species and biovar level complicate the development of detection and identification assays. Results In this study, the accurate identification of Brucella species using MALDI-TOF-MS was achieved by constructing a Brucella reference library based on multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA data. By comparing MS-spectra from Brucella species against a custom-made MALDI-TOF-MS reference library, MALDI-TOF-MS could be used as a rapid identification method for Brucella species. In this way, 99.3% of the 152 isolates tested were identified at the species level, and B. suis biovar 1 and 2 were identified at the level of their biovar. This result demonstrates that for Brucella, even minimal genomic differences between these serovars translate to specific proteomic differences. Conclusions MALDI-TOF-MS can be developed into a fast and reliable identification method for genetically highly related species when potential taxonomic and genetic inconsistencies are taken into consideration during the generation of the reference library.

  20. Identification of Algerian Field-Caught Phlebotomine Sand Fly Vectors by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Ismail Lafri

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Phlebotomine sand flies are known to transmit Leishmania parasites, bacteria and viruses that affect humans and animals in many countries worldwide. Precise sand fly identification is essential to prevent phlebotomine-borne diseases. Over the past two decades, progress in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS has emerged as an accurate tool for arthropod identification. The objective of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of MALDI-TOF MS as a tool for identifying field-caught phlebotomine.Sand flies were captured in four sites in north Algeria. A subset was morphologically and genetically identified. Six species were found in these areas and a total of 28 stored frozen specimens were used for the creation of the reference spectrum database. The relevance of this original method for sand fly identification was validated by two successive blind tests including the morphological identification of 80 new specimens which were stored at -80°C, and 292 unknown specimens, including engorged specimens, which were preserved under different conditions. Intra-species reproducibility and inter-species specificity of the protein profiles were obtained, allowing us to distinguish specimens at the gender level. Querying of the sand fly database using the MS spectra from the blind test groups revealed concordant results between morphological and MALDI-TOF MS identification. However, MS identification results were less efficient for specimens which were engorged or stored in alcohol. Identification of 362 phlebotomine sand flies, captured at four Algerian sites, by MALDI-TOF MS, revealed that the subgenus Larroussius was predominant at all the study sites, except for in M'sila where P. (Phlebotomus papatasi was the only sand fly species detected.The present study highlights the application of MALDI-TOF MS for monitoring sand fly fauna captured in the field. The low cost, reliability and

  1. Identification of Algerian Field-Caught Phlebotomine Sand Fly Vectors by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Lafri, Ismail; Almeras, Lionel; Bitam, Idir; Caputo, Aurelia; Yssouf, Amina; Forestier, Claire-Lise; Izri, Arezki; Raoult, Didier; Parola, Philippe

    2016-01-01

    Phlebotomine sand flies are known to transmit Leishmania parasites, bacteria and viruses that affect humans and animals in many countries worldwide. Precise sand fly identification is essential to prevent phlebotomine-borne diseases. Over the past two decades, progress in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as an accurate tool for arthropod identification. The objective of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of MALDI-TOF MS as a tool for identifying field-caught phlebotomine. Sand flies were captured in four sites in north Algeria. A subset was morphologically and genetically identified. Six species were found in these areas and a total of 28 stored frozen specimens were used for the creation of the reference spectrum database. The relevance of this original method for sand fly identification was validated by two successive blind tests including the morphological identification of 80 new specimens which were stored at -80°C, and 292 unknown specimens, including engorged specimens, which were preserved under different conditions. Intra-species reproducibility and inter-species specificity of the protein profiles were obtained, allowing us to distinguish specimens at the gender level. Querying of the sand fly database using the MS spectra from the blind test groups revealed concordant results between morphological and MALDI-TOF MS identification. However, MS identification results were less efficient for specimens which were engorged or stored in alcohol. Identification of 362 phlebotomine sand flies, captured at four Algerian sites, by MALDI-TOF MS, revealed that the subgenus Larroussius was predominant at all the study sites, except for in M'sila where P. (Phlebotomus) papatasi was the only sand fly species detected. The present study highlights the application of MALDI-TOF MS for monitoring sand fly fauna captured in the field. The low cost, reliability and rapidity of MALDI-TOF

  2. [Application of MALDI-TOF-MS in gene testing for non-syndromic hearing loss].

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    Zeng, Yun; Jiang, Dan; Feng, Da-fei; Jin, Dong-dong; Wu, Xiao-hui; Ding, Yan-li; Zou, Jing

    2013-12-01

    To investigate the feasibility of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) , according to the genetic test of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL), and check using the direct sequencing. Peripheral blood was collected from 454 NSHL patients. DNA samples were extracted and 20 loci of the four common disease-causing genes were analysed by MALDI-TOF-MS, including GJB2 (35delG, 167delT, 176_191del16, 235delC, 299_300delAT ), GJB3 (538C→T, 547G→A), SLC26A4 (281C→T, 589G→A, IVS7-2A→G, 1174A→T, 1226G→A, 1229C→T, IVS15+5G→A, 1975G→C, 2027T→A, 2162C→T, 2168A→G), and mitochondrial 12S rRNA (1494C→T, 1555A→G). Direct sequencing was also used to analyse the aforementioned 20 loci in order to validate the accuracy of MALDI-TOF-MS. Among the 454 patients, 166 cases (36.56%) of disease-causing mutations were detected, which included 69 cases (21.15%) of GJB2 gene mutation, four cases (0.88%) of GJB3 gene mutation, 64 cases (14.10%) of SLC26A4 gene mutation, and three cases (0.66%) of mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene mutation. Moreover, the results obtained from direct sequencing and MALDI-TOF-MS were consistent, and the results showed that the two methods were consistent. The MALDI-TOF-MS detection method was designed based on the hearing loss-related mutation hotspots seen in the Chinese population, and it has a high detection rate for NSHL related mutations. In comparison to the conventional detection methods, MALDI-TOF-MS has the following advantages: more detection sites, greater coverage, accurate, high throughput and low cost. Therefore, this method is capable of satisfying the needs of clinical detection for hearing impairment and it is suitable for large-scale implementation.

  3. Yeast identification by sequencing, biochemical kits, MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting.

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    Zhao, Ying; Tsang, Chi-Ching; Xiao, Meng; Chan, Jasper F W; Lau, Susanna K P; Kong, Fanrong; Xu, Yingchun; Woo, Patrick C Y

    2017-12-08

    No study has comprehensively evaluated the performance of 28S nrDNA and ITS sequencing, commercial biochemical test kits, MALDI-TOF MS platforms, and the emerging rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting technology using a cohort of yeast strains collected from a clinical microbiology laboratory. In this study, using 71 clinically important yeast isolates (excluding Candida albicans) collected from a single centre, we determined the concordance of 28S nrDNA and ITS sequencing and evaluated the performance of two commercial test kits, two MALDI-TOF MS platforms, and rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting. 28S nrDNA and ITS sequencing showed complete agreement on the identities of the 71 isolates. Using sequencing results as the standard, 78.9% and 71.8% isolates were correctly identified using the API 20C AUX and Vitek 2 YST ID Card systems, respectively; and 90.1% and 80.3% isolates were correctly identified using the Bruker and Vitek MALDI-TOF MS platforms, respectively. Of the 18 strains belonging to the Candida parapsilosis species complex tested by DiversiLab automated rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting, all were identified only as Candida parapsilosis with similarities ≥93.2%, indicating the misidentification of Candida metapsilosis and Candida orthopsilosis. However, hierarchical cluster analysis of the rep-PCR DNA fingerprints of these three species within this species complex formed three different discrete clusters, indicating that this technology can potentially differentiate the three species. To achieve higher accuracies of identification, the databases of commercial biochemical test kits, MALDI-TOF MS platforms, and DiversiLab automated rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting needs further enrichment, particularly for uncommonly encountered yeast species. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  4. Identification of Apis mellifera gut microbiota with MALDI TOF MS Biotyper

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    Jaroslav Gasper; Margarita Terentjeva; Attila Kántor; Eva Ivanišová; Maciej Kluz; Miroslava Kačániová

    2017-01-01

    The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is critically important for the pollination of many economically important crops. Continued colony losses have called for a deeper understanding of both symbiotic and pathogenic microbial interactions, particularly as they relate to food storage and the pollination environment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore and characterize the bacteria colonizing the alimentary tract of the native honey bees using MALDI TOF MS Biotyper. Content of the intestin...

  5. Assessment of heat treatment of dairy products by MALDI-TOF-MS.

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    Meltretter, Jasmin; Birlouez-Aragon, Inès; Becker, Cord-Michael; Pischetsrieder, Monika

    2009-12-01

    The formation of the Amadori product from lactose (protein lactosylation) is a major parameter to evaluate the quality of processed milk. Here, MALDI-TOF-MS was used for the relative quantification of lactose-adducts in heated milk. Milk was heated at a temperature of 70, 80, and 100 degrees C between 0 and 300 min, diluted, and subjected directly to MALDI-TOF-MS. The lactosylation rate of alpha-lactalbumin increased with increasing reaction temperature and time. The results correlated well with established markers for heat treatment of milk (concentration of total soluble protein, soluble alpha-lactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin at pH 4.6, and fluorescence of advanced Maillard products and soluble tryptophan index; r=0.969-0.997). The method was also applied to examine commercially available dairy products. In severely heated products, protein pre-purification by immobilized metal affinity chromatography improved spectra quality. Relative quantification of protein lactosylation by MALDI-TOF-MS proved to be a very fast and reliable method to monitor early Maillard reaction during milk processing.

  6. Rapid Classification and Identification of Microcystis aeruginosa Strains Using MALDI-TOF MS and Polygenetic Analysis.

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    Li-Wei Sun

    Full Text Available Matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS was used to establish a rapid, simple, and accurate method to differentiate among strains of Microcystis aeruginosa, one of the most prevalent types of bloom-forming cyanobacteria. M. aeruginosa NIES-843, for which a complete genome has been sequenced, was used to characterize ribosomal proteins as biomarkers and to optimize conditions for observing ribosomal proteins as major peaks in a given mass spectrum. Thirty-one of 52 ribosomal subunit proteins were detected and identified along the mass spectrum. Fifty-five strains of M. aeruginosa from different habitats were analyzed using MALDI-TOF MS; among these samples, different ribosomal protein types were observed. A polygenetic analysis was performed using an unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic means and different ribosomal protein types to classify the strains into five major clades. Two clades primarily contained toxic strains, and the other three clades contained exclusively non-toxic strains. This is the first study to differentiate cyanobacterial strains using MALDI-TOF MS.

  7. Rapid Classification and Identification of Microcystis aeruginosa Strains Using MALDI-TOF MS and Polygenetic Analysis.

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    Sun, Li-Wei; Jiang, Wen-Jing; Sato, Hiroaki; Kawachi, Masanobu; Lu, Xi-Wu

    2016-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was used to establish a rapid, simple, and accurate method to differentiate among strains of Microcystis aeruginosa, one of the most prevalent types of bloom-forming cyanobacteria. M. aeruginosa NIES-843, for which a complete genome has been sequenced, was used to characterize ribosomal proteins as biomarkers and to optimize conditions for observing ribosomal proteins as major peaks in a given mass spectrum. Thirty-one of 52 ribosomal subunit proteins were detected and identified along the mass spectrum. Fifty-five strains of M. aeruginosa from different habitats were analyzed using MALDI-TOF MS; among these samples, different ribosomal protein types were observed. A polygenetic analysis was performed using an unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic means and different ribosomal protein types to classify the strains into five major clades. Two clades primarily contained toxic strains, and the other three clades contained exclusively non-toxic strains. This is the first study to differentiate cyanobacterial strains using MALDI-TOF MS.

  8. A multi-center ring trial for the identification of anaerobic bacteria using MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Veloo, A C M; Jean-Pierre, H; Justesen, U S; Morris, T; Urban, E; Wybo, I; Shah, H N; Friedrich, A W; Morris, T; Shah, H N; Jean-Pierre, H; Justesen, U S; Nagy, E; Urban, E; Kostrzewa, M; Veloo, A; Friedrich, A W

    2017-12-01

    Inter-laboratory reproducibility of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of anaerobic bacteria has not been shown before. Therefore, ten anonymized anaerobic strains were sent to seven participating laboratories, an initiative of the European Network for the Rapid Identification of Anaerobes (ENRIA). On arrival the strains were cultured and identified using MALDI-TOF MS. The spectra derived were compared with two different Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS databases, the db5627 and the db6903. The results obtained using the db5627 shows a reasonable variation between the different laboratories. However, when a more optimized database is used, the variation is less pronounced. In this study we show that an optimized database not only results in a higher number of strains which can be identified using MALDI-TOF MS, but also corrects for differences in performance between laboratories. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Identification of Apis mellifera gut microbiota with MALDI TOF MS Biotyper

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    Jaroslav Gasper

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is critically important for the pollination of many economically important crops. Continued colony losses have called for a deeper understanding of both symbiotic and pathogenic microbial interactions, particularly as they relate to food storage and the pollination environment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore and characterize the bacteria colonizing the alimentary tract of the native honey bees using MALDI TOF MS Biotyper. Content of the intestinal tract was cultured for isolation of Gram-negative, Gram-positive microorganisms and yeasts. Then, the identification of isolates with MALDI-TOF MS Biotyper was done. Results showed that the most abundant genera in bees’ samples were Lactobacillus, Pseudomonas and Serratia. Altogether, 12 genera with 21 bacterial species and one yeast genus with two species were isolated. Bacteria were represented with Acidovorax facilis, Lactobacillus gasseri, L. amylovorus, L. kunkeei, L. fructivorans, Pseudomonas oryzihabitans, Ps. brenneri, Ps. indica, Micrococcus luteus, Serratia fonticola, Ser. marcescens, Ser. ureilytica, Hafnia alvei, Candida magnolia, Bacillus oleronius, B. horneckiae, Issatchenkia orientalis, Pantoea agglomerans, Enterobacter cloacae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staph. pasteuri, Shewanella profunda.  The results of the study shows that the microflora of the bees gut is heterogenic and depend of locality and resources of environment for bees.

  10. Evaluation of sample preparation protocols for spider venom profiling by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Bočánek, Ondřej; Šedo, Ondrej; Pekár, Stano; Zdráhal, Zbyněk

    2017-07-01

    Spider venoms are highly complex mixtures containing biologically active substances with potential for use in biotechnology or pharmacology. Fingerprinting of venoms by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a thriving technology, enabling the rapid detection of peptide/protein components that can provide comparative information. In this study, we evaluated the effects of sample preparation procedures on MALDI-TOF mass spectral quality to establish a protocol providing the most reliable analytical outputs. We adopted initial sample preparation conditions from studies already published in this field. Three different MALDI matrixes, three matrix solvents, two sample deposition methods, and different acid concentrations were tested. As a model sample, venom from Brachypelma albopilosa was used. The mass spectra were evaluated on the basis of absolute and relative signal intensities, and signal resolution. By conducting three series of analyses at three weekly intervals, the reproducibility of the mass spectra were assessed as a crucial factor in the selection for optimum conditions. A sample preparation protocol based on the use of an HCCA matrix dissolved in 50% acetonitrile with 2.5% TFA deposited onto the target by the dried-droplet method was found to provide the best results in terms of information yield and repeatability. We propose that this protocol should be followed as a standard procedure, enabling the comparative assessment of MALDI-TOF MS spider venom fingerprints. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Ellagitannin composition of blackberry as determined by HPLC-ESI-MS and MALDI-TOF-MS.

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    Hager, Tiffany J; Howard, Luke R; Liyanage, Rohana; Lay, Jackson O; Prior, Ronald L

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    Blackberries ( Rubus sp.) were evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) to identify the ellagitannins present in flesh, torus (receptacle tissue), and seeds. Most ellagitannins were present (or detectable) only in seed tissues. Ellagitannins identified by HPLC-ESI-MS in the seeds included pedunculagin, casuarictin/potentillin, castalagin/vescalagin, lambertianin A/sanguiin H-6, lambertianin C, and lambertianin D. For several of the ellagitannins, isomeric separation was also obtained. The MALDI-TOF-MS analysis was primarily utilized to evaluate and identify high molecular mass (>1000 Da) ellagitannins. The MALDI analysis verified the presence of the ellagitannins identified by HPLC-ESI-MS including lambertianin A/sanguiin H-6, lambertianin C, and lambertianin D, but the analysis also indicated the presence of several other compounds that were most likely ellagitannins based on the patterns observed in the masses (i.e., loss or addition of a gallic acid moiety to a known ellagitannin). This study determined the presence of several possible isomeric forms of ellagitannins previously unidentified in fruit and presents a possible analytical HPLC method for the analysis of the major ellagitannins present in the fruit.

  12. New Insights for Diagnosis of Pineapple Fusariosis by MALDI-TOF MS Technique.

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    Santos, Cledir; Ventura, José Aires; Lima, Nelson

    2016-08-01

    Fusarium is one of the most economically important fungal genus, since it includes many pathogenic species which cause a wide range of plant diseases. Morphological or molecular biology identification of Fusarium species is a limiting step in the fast diagnosis and treatment of plant disease caused by these fungi. Mass spectrometry by matrix-assisted laser/desorption ionisation-time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF)-based fingerprinting approach was applied to the fungal growth monitoring and direct detection of strain Fusarium guttiforme E-480 inoculated in both pineapple cultivars Pérola and Imperial side shoots, that are susceptible and resistant, respectively, to this fungal strain. MALDI-TOF MS technique was capable to detect fungal molecular mass peaks in the susceptible pineapple stem side shoot tissue. It is assumed that these molecular masses are mainly constituted by ribosomal proteins. MALDI-TOF-based fingerprinting approach has herein been demonstrated to be sensitive and accurate for the direct detection of F. guttiforme E-480 molecular masses on both susceptible and resistant pineapple side stem free of any pre-treatment. According to the results obtained, the changing on molecular mass peaks of infected susceptible pineapple tissue together with the possibility of fungal molecular masses analysis into this pineapple tissue can be a good indication for an early diagnosis by MALDI-TOF MS of pineapple fusariosis.

  13. Enhanced MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Phosphopeptides Using an Optimized DHAP/DAHC Matrix

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    Hou, Junjie; Xie, Zhensheng; Xue, Peng; Cui, Ziyou; Chen, Xiulan; Li, Jing; Cai, Tanxi; Wu, Peng; Yang, Fuquan

    2010-01-01

    Selecting an appropriate matrix solution is one of the most effective means of increasing the ionization efficiency of phosphopeptides in matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). In this study, we systematically assessed matrix combinations of 2, 6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP) and diammonium hydrogen citrate (DAHC), and demonstrated that the low ratio DHAP/DAHC matrix was more effective in enhancing the ionization of phosphopeptides. Low femtomole level of phosphopeptides from the tryptic digests of α-casein and β-casein was readily detected by MALDI-TOF-MS in both positive and negative ion mode without desalination or phosphopeptide enrichment. Compared with the DHB/PA matrix, the optimized DHAP/DAHC matrix yielded superior sample homogeneity and higher phosphopeptide measurement sensitivity, particularly when multiple phosphorylated peptides were assessed. Finally, the DHAP/DAHC matrix was applied to identify phosphorylation sites from α-casein and β-casein and to characterize two phosphorylation sites from the human histone H1 treated with Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-1 (CDK1) by MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. PMID:20339515

  14. Enhanced MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Phosphopeptides Using an Optimized DHAP/DAHC Matrix

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    Junjie Hou

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    Full Text Available Selecting an appropriate matrix solution is one of the most effective means of increasing the ionization efficiency of phosphopeptides in matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS. In this study, we systematically assessed matrix combinations of 2, 6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP and diammonium hydrogen citrate (DAHC, and demonstrated that the low ratio DHAP/DAHC matrix was more effective in enhancing the ionization of phosphopeptides. Low femtomole level of phosphopeptides from the tryptic digests of α-casein and β-casein was readily detected by MALDI-TOF-MS in both positive and negative ion mode without desalination or phosphopeptide enrichment. Compared with the DHB/PA matrix, the optimized DHAP/DAHC matrix yielded superior sample homogeneity and higher phosphopeptide measurement sensitivity, particularly when multiple phosphorylated peptides were assessed. Finally, the DHAP/DAHC matrix was applied to identify phosphorylation sites from α-casein and β-casein and to characterize two phosphorylation sites from the human histone H1 treated with Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-1 (CDK1 by MALDI-TOF/TOF MS.

  15. MALDI-TOF MS typing of a nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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    Steensels, Deborah; Deplano, Ariane; Denis, Olivier; Simon, Anne; Verroken, Alexia

    2017-08-01

    The early detection of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak is decisive to control its spread and rapidly initiate adequate infection control measures. Therefore, prompt determination of epidemiologic relatedness of clinical MRSA isolates is essential. Genetic typing methods have a high discriminatory power but their availability remains restricted. In this study, we aimed to challenge matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) as a typing tool of a nosocomial MRSA outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. Over a 2-year period, 15 MRSA isolates were recovered from patients (n = 14) and health care workers (n = 1) at the neonatal intensive care unit. Five reference strains were included for comparison. Identification was performed by MALDI-TOF MS and susceptibility profiles determined by automated broth microdilution. Typing analysis by MALDI-TOF MS included mean spectrum profiles and subsequent dendrogram creation using BioNumerics software. Results were compared with spa typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Our study showed good concordance (93%) between PFGE, spa typing, and MALDI-TOF MS for the outbreak-related MRSA strains. MALDI-TOF MS typing showed excellent typeability and discriminatory power but showed poor reproducibility. This study is one of the first to document the potential usefulness of MALDI-TOF MS with standardized data analysis as a typing tool for investigating a nosocomial MRSA outbreak. A concordance of 93% compared to reference typing techniques was observed. However, because of poor reproducibility, long-term follow-up of prospective isolated strains is not practical for routine use. Further studies are needed to confirm our observations.

  16. Rapid first-line discrimination of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Østergaard, Claus; Grønvall Kjær Hansen, Sanne; Møller, Jens K

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    /z-values (peaks) and used a concept of arranging these peaks into pairs or small clusters within a small mass range, allowing for quality control of the spectra obtained. Using this concept we could reproducibly characterise and arrange the isolates into 26 MALDI-TOF groups, which strongly correlated with spa...... used for this purpose. These methods are all relatively time-consuming and not performed routinely in all laboratories. The aim of this study is to examine whether MALDI-TOF MS can be used as a fast, simple and easily implemented method for first-line discrimination of MRSA isolates. Mass spectra from...... 600 clinical MRSA isolates were included in the study, representing 89 spa types, associated with 16 different known clonal complexes. All spectra were obtained directly from colony material obtained from overnight cultures without prior protein extraction. We identified 43 useful discriminatory m...

  17. MALDI-TOF MS Profiling-Advances in Species Identification of Pests, Parasites, and Vectors

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    Jayaseelan Murugaiyan

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Invertebrate pests and parasites of humans, animals, and plants continue to cause serious diseases and remain as a high treat to agricultural productivity and storage. The rapid and accurate species identification of the pests and parasites are needed for understanding epidemiology, monitoring outbreaks, and designing control measures. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS profiling has emerged as a rapid, cost effective, and high throughput technique of microbial species identification in modern diagnostic laboratories. The development of soft ionization techniques and the release of commercial pattern matching software platforms has resulted in the exponential growth of applications in higher organisms including parasitology. The present review discusses the proof-of-principle experiments and various methods of MALDI MS profiling in rapid species identification of both laboratory and field isolates of pests, parasites and vectors.

  18. MALDI-TOF MS Profiling-Advances in Species Identification of Pests, Parasites, and Vectors.

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    Murugaiyan, Jayaseelan; Roesler, Uwe

    2017-01-01

    Invertebrate pests and parasites of humans, animals, and plants continue to cause serious diseases and remain as a high treat to agricultural productivity and storage. The rapid and accurate species identification of the pests and parasites are needed for understanding epidemiology, monitoring outbreaks, and designing control measures. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) profiling has emerged as a rapid, cost effective, and high throughput technique of microbial species identification in modern diagnostic laboratories. The development of soft ionization techniques and the release of commercial pattern matching software platforms has resulted in the exponential growth of applications in higher organisms including parasitology. The present review discusses the proof-of-principle experiments and various methods of MALDI MS profiling in rapid species identification of both laboratory and field isolates of pests, parasites and vectors.

  19. Isolation and Identification of Spoilage Yeasts in Wine Samples by MALDI-TOF MS Biotyper

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Many genera and species of microorganisms can be found in grape musts and wines at various times during the winemaking process. For instance, Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus can be found together in wine. There are many species of yeast involved in wine spoilage during storage. Aim of this study was to isolate the spoilage yeasts from wine samples with using special selective agar media and identified on species level by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Fly Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS. Six red wines used in this study. We identified 10 yeast species from 152 isolates. The most common species in wine samples was Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We also identified four Candida species, two Zygosaccharomyces species and one species from genus Rhodotorula, Saccharomycodes and Dekkera.

  20. Mapping the dark space of chemical reactions with extended nanomole synthesis and MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Lin, Shishi; Dikler, Sergei; Blincoe, William D; Ferguson, Ronald D; Sheridan, Robert P; Peng, Zhengwei; Conway, Donald V; Zawatzky, Kerstin; Wang, Heather; Cernak, Tim; Davies, Ian W; DiRocco, Daniel A; Sheng, Huaming; Welch, Christopher J; Dreher, Spencer D

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    Understanding the practical limitations of chemical reactions is critically important for efficiently planning the synthesis of compounds in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and specialty chemical research and development. However, literature reports of the scope of new reactions are often cursory and biased toward successful results, severely limiting the ability to predict reaction outcomes for untested substrates. We herein illustrate strategies for carrying out large scale surveys of chemical reactivity using a material-sparing nanomole-scale automated synthesis platform with greatly expanded synthetic scope combined with ultra-high throughput (uHT) matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Copyright © 2018, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  1. Simplifying the Preparation of Pollen Grains for MALDI-TOF MS Classification

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    Franziska Lauer

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS is a well-implemented analytical technique for the investigation of complex biological samples. In MS, the sample preparation strategy is decisive for the success of the measurements. Here, sample preparation processes and target materials for the investigation of different pollen grains are compared. A reduced and optimized sample preparation process prior to MALDI-TOF measurement is presented using conductive carbon tape as target. The application of conductive tape yields in enhanced absolute signal intensities and mass spectral pattern information, which leads to a clear separation in subsequent pattern analysis. The results will be used to improve the taxonomic differentiation and identification, and might be useful for the development of a simple routine method to identify pollen based on mass spectrometry.

  2. Discrimination of Aspergillus lentulus from Aspergillus fumigatus by Raman spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Verwer, P E B; van Leeuwen, W B; Girard, V; Monnin, V; van Belkum, A; Staab, J F; Verbrugh, H A; Bakker-Woudenberg, I A J M; van de Sande, W W J

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    In 2005, a new sibling species of Aspergillus fumigatus was discovered: Aspergillus lentulus. Both species can cause invasive fungal disease in immune-compromised patients. The species are morphologically very similar. Current techniques for identification are PCR-based or morphology-based. These techniques are labour-intense and not sufficiently discriminatory. Since A. lentulus is less susceptible to several antifungal agents, it is important to correctly identify the causative infectious agent in order to optimize antifungal therapy. In this study we determined whether Raman spectroscopy and/or MALDI-TOF MS were able to differentiate between A. lentulus and A. fumigatus. For 16 isolates of A. lentulus and 16 isolates of A. fumigatus, Raman spectra and peptide profiles were obtained using the Spectracell and MALDI-TOF MS (VITEK MS RUO, bioMérieux) respectively. In order to obtain reliable Raman spectra for A. fumigatus and A. lentulus, the culture medium needed to be adjusted to obtain colourless conidia. Only Raman spectra obtained from colourless conidia were reproducible and correctly identified 25 out of 32 (78 %) of the Aspergillus strains. For VITEK MS RUO, no medium adjustments were necessary. Pigmented conidia resulted in reproducible peptide profiles as well in this case. VITEK MS RUO correctly identified 100 % of the Aspergillus isolates, within a timeframe of approximately 54 h including culture. Of the two techniques studied here, VITEK MS RUO was superior to Raman spectroscopy in the discrimination of A. lentulus from A. fumigatus. VITEK MS RUO seems to be a successful technique in the daily identification of Aspergillus spp. within a limited timeframe.

  3. MALDI-TOF MS versus VITEK 2 ANC card for identification of anaerobic bacteria.

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    Li, Yang; Gu, Bing; Liu, Genyan; Xia, Wenying; Fan, Kun; Mei, Yaning; Huang, Peijun; Pan, Shiyang

    2014-05-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is an accurate, rapid and inexpensive technique that has initiated a revolution in the clinical microbiology laboratory for identification of pathogens. The Vitek 2 anaerobe and Corynebacterium (ANC) identification card is a newly developed method for identification of corynebacteria and anaerobic species. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ANC card and MALDI-TOF MS techniques for identification of clinical anaerobic isolates. Five reference strains and a total of 50 anaerobic bacteria clinical isolates comprising ten different genera and 14 species were identified and analyzed by the ANC card together with Vitek 2 identification system and Vitek MS together with version 2.0 database respectively. 16S rRNA gene sequencing was used as reference method for accuracy in the identification. Vitek 2 ANC card and Vitek MS provided comparable results at species level for the five reference strains. Of 50 clinical strains, the Vitek MS provided identification for 46 strains (92%) to the species level, 47 (94%) to genus level, one (2%) low discrimination, two (4%) no identification and one (2%) misidentification. The Vitek 2 ANC card provided identification for 43 strains (86%) correct to the species level, 47 (94%) correct to the genus level, three (6%) low discrimination, three (6%) no identification and one (2%) misidentification. Both Vitek MS and Vitek 2 ANC card can be used for accurate routine clinical anaerobe identification. Comparing to the Vitek 2 ANC card, Vitek MS is easier, faster and more economic for each test. The databases currently available for both systems should be updated and further developed to enhance performance.

  4. MALDI-TOF MS analysis of labile Lolium perenne major allergens in mixes.

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    Irañeta, S G; Acosta, D M; Duran, R; Apicella, C; Orlando, U D; Seoane, M A; Alonso, A; Duschak, V G

    2008-08-01

    It is well known that allergen extracts used for specific therapy of allergic disorders are commonly stored as mixtures, causing an alteration of its stability. The aim of this report is to identify pollen allergens susceptible to degradation during storage of mixtures containing different sources of proteases in the absence of glycerol as a preserving agent. Mixes containing Lolium perenne (Lol p) pollen extract with either Aspergillus fumigatus or Periplaneta americana extracts were prepared and co-incubated for 90 days at 4 degrees C. Samples were taken off at fixed times and comparatively tested by in vitro and in vivo assays with atopic patients. Selected pollinic allergens were subjected to MALDI-TOF MS analysis. ELISA inhibition evidenced the loss of potency from ryegrass extract, and immunoblotting assays showed the degradation of specific pollinic allergens during storage of mixtures containing protease-rich sources. An in vivo intradermal skin assay confirmed the gradual loss of the biological activity of L. perenne pollen extract co-incubated with non-related protease-rich extracts in comparison with that of the control pollen extract. MALDI-TOF MS analysis allowed us to determine that Lol p 1 and Lol p 5 are susceptible to proteolysis whereas Lol p 4 was found to be resistant to degradation during storage. Lol p 1 and Lol p 5 degradation is responsible for the loss of the biological activity of L. perenne pollen extract when co-incubated with protease-rich fungal and cockroach extracts in the same vial for months in the absence of glycerol as a preserving agent. The integrity of these major allergens must be preserved to increase the vaccine stability and to assure efficacy when mixes are used for immunotherapy.

  5. MALDI-TOF MS coupled with collision-induced dissociation (CID) measurements of poly(methyl methacrylate)

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    Baumgaertel, A.; Becer, C.R.; Gottschaldt, M.; Schubert, U.S.

    2008-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was chosen for an in-detail analysis of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) in order to determine the possible fragmentation mechanism with the help of collision-induced dissociation (CID). All experiments were

  6. Capillary and gel electromigration techniques and MALDI-TOF MS – Suitable tools for identification of filamentous fungi

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    Horká, Marie; Kubesová, Anna; Šalplachta, Jiří; Zapletalová, E.; Horký, J.; Šlais, Karel

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    Roč. 716, - (2012), s. 155-162 ISSN 0003-2670 R&D Projects: GA MV VG20102015023; GA AV ČR IAAX00310701 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40310501 Keywords : electormigration techniques * MALDI - TOF MS * Monilinia spp. Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 4.387, year: 2012

  7. ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy Highlights the Problem of Distinguishing Between Exophiala dermatitidis and E. phaeomuriformis Using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Ergin, C.; Gok, Y.; Baygu, Y.; Gumral, R.; Ozhak-Baysan, B.; Dogen, A.; Ogunc, D.; Ilkit, M.; Seyedmousavi, S.

    2016-01-01

    The present study compared two chemical-based methods, namely, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, to understand the misidentification of Exophiala

  8. A multi-center ring trial for the identification of anaerobic bacteria using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Veloo, A; Jean-Pierre, H; Justesen, U S

    2017-01-01

    Inter-laboratory reproducibility of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of anaerobic bacteria has not been shown before. Therefore, ten anonymized anaerobic strains were sent to seven participating laboratories, an initiative of the European Network...

  9. MALDI-TOF MS Andromas strategy for the routine identification of bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts, Aspergillus spp. and positive blood cultures.

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    Bille, E; Dauphin, B; Leto, J; Bougnoux, M-E; Beretti, J-L; Lotz, A; Suarez, S; Meyer, J; Join-Lambert, O; Descamps, P; Grall, N; Mory, F; Dubreuil, L; Berche, P; Nassif, X; Ferroni, A

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    All organisms usually isolated in our laboratory are now routinely identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) using the Andromas software. The aim of this study was to describe the use of this strategy in a routine clinical microbiology laboratory. The microorganisms identified included bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts and Aspergillus spp. isolated on solid media or extracted directly from blood cultures. MALDI-TOF MS was performed on 2665 bacteria isolated on solid media, corresponding to all bacteria isolated during this period except Escherichia coli grown on chromogenic media. All acquisitions were performed without extraction. After a single acquisition, 93.1% of bacteria grown on solid media were correctly identified. When the first acquisition was not contributory, a second acquisition was performed either the same day or the next day. After two acquisitions, the rate of bacteria identified increased to 99.2%. The failures reported on 21 strains were due to an unknown profile attributed to new species (9) or an insufficient quality of the spectrum (12). MALDI-TOF MS has been applied to 162 positive blood cultures. The identification rate was 91.4%. All mycobacteria isolated during this period (22) were correctly identified by MALDI-TOF MS without any extraction. For 96.3% and 92.2% of yeasts and Aspergillus spp., respectively, the identification was obtained with a single acquisition. After a second acquisition, the overall identification rate was 98.8% for yeasts (160/162) and 98.4% (63/64) for Aspergillus spp. In conclusion, the MALDI-TOF MS strategy used in this work allows a rapid and efficient identification of all microorganisms isolated routinely. © 2011 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2011 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

  10. Exploring MALDI-TOF MS approach for a rapid identification of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis field isolates.

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    Ricchi, M; Mazzarelli, A; Piscini, A; Di Caro, A; Cannas, A; Leo, S; Russo, S; Arrigoni, N

    2017-03-01

    The aim of the study was to explore the suitability of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for a rapid and correct identification of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) field isolates. MALDI-TOF MS approach is becoming one of the most popular tests for the identification of intact bacterial cells which has been shown to be fast and reliable. For this purpose, 36 MAP field isolates were analysed through MALDI-TOF MS and the spectra compared with two different databases: one provided by the vendor of the system employed (Biotyper ver. 3·0; Bruker Daltonics) and a homemade database containing spectra from both tuberculous and nontuberculous Mycobacteria. Moreover, principal component analysis procedure was employed to confirm the ability of MALDI-TOF MS to discriminate between very closely related subspecies. Our results suggest MAP can be differentiated from other Mycobacterium species, both when the species are very close (M. intracellulare) and when belonging to different subspecies (M. avium ssp. avium and M. avium ssp. silvaticum). The procedure applied is fast, easy to perform, and achieves an earlier accurate species identification of MAP and nontuberculous Mycobacteria in comparison to other procedures. The gold standard test for the diagnosis of paratuberculosis is still isolation of MAP by cultural methods, but additional assays, such as qPCR and subculturing for determination of mycobactin dependency are required to confirm its identification. We have provided here evidence pertaining to the usefulness of MALDI-TOF MS approach for a rapid identification of this mycobacterium among other members of M. avium complex. © 2016 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  11. Validation of a for anaerobic bacteria optimized MALDI-TOF MS biotyper database: The ENRIA project.

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    Veloo, A C M; Jean-Pierre, H; Justesen, U S; Morris, T; Urban, E; Wybo, I; Kostrzewa, M; Friedrich, A W

    2018-03-12

    Within the ENRIA project, several 'expertise laboratories' collaborated in order to optimize the identification of clinical anaerobic isolates by using a widely available platform, the Biotyper Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Main Spectral Profiles (MSPs) of well characterized anaerobic strains were added to one of the latest updates of the Biotyper database db6903; (V6 database) for common use. MSPs of anaerobic strains nominated for addition to the Biotyper database are included in this validation. In this study, we validated the optimized database (db5989 [V5 database] + ENRIA MSPs) using 6309 anaerobic isolates. Using the V5 database 71.1% of the isolates could be identified with high confidence, 16.9% with low confidence and 12.0% could not be identified. Including the MSPs added to the V6 database and all MSPs created within the ENRIA project, the amount of strains identified with high confidence increased to 74.8% and 79.2%, respectively. Strains that could not be identified using MALDI-TOF MS decreased to 10.4% and 7.3%, respectively. The observed increase in high confidence identifications differed per genus. For Bilophila wadsworthia, Prevotella spp., gram-positive anaerobic cocci and other less commonly encountered species more strains were identified with higher confidence. A subset of the non-identified strains (42.1%) were identified using 16S rDNA gene sequencing. The obtained identities demonstrated that strains could not be identified either due to the generation of spectra of insufficient quality or due to the fact that no MSP of the encountered species was present in the database. Undoubtedly, the ENRIA project has successfully increased the number of anaerobic isolates that can be identified with high confidence. We therefore recommend further expansion of the database to include less frequently isolated species as this would also allow us to gain valuable insight into the clinical

  12. Evaluation of the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system for identification of Staphylococcus species.

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    Zhu, Wenming; Sieradzki, Krzysztof; Albrecht, Valerie; McAllister, Sigrid; Lin, Wen; Stuchlik, Olga; Limbago, Brandi; Pohl, Jan; Kamile Rasheed, J

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    The Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS (Biotyper) system, with a modified 30 minute formic acid extraction method, was evaluated by its ability to identify 216 clinical Staphylococcus isolates from the CDC reference collection comprising 23 species previously identified by conventional biochemical tests. 16S rDNA sequence analysis was used to resolve discrepancies. Of these, 209 (96.8%) isolates were correctly identified: 177 (84.7%) isolates had scores ≥2.0, while 32 (15.3%) had scores between 1.70 and 1.99. The Biotyper identification was inconsistent with the biochemical identification for seven (3.2%) isolates, but the Biotyper identifications were confirmed by 16S rDNA analysis. The distribution of low scores was strongly species-dependent, e.g. only 5% of Staphylococcus epidermidis and 4.8% of Staphylococcus aureus isolates scored below 2.0, while 100% of Staphylococcus cohnii, 75% of Staphylococcus sciuri, and 60% of Staphylococcus caprae produced low but accurate Biotyper scores. Our results demonstrate that the Biotyper can reliably identify Staphylococcus species with greater accuracy than conventional biochemicals. Broadening of the reference database by inclusion of additional examples of under-represented species could further optimize Biotyper results. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  13. A Novel Rapid MALDI-TOF-MS-Based Method for Measuring Urinary Globotriaosylceramide in Fabry Patients

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    Alharbi, Fahad J.; Geberhiwot, Tarekegn; Hughes, Derralynn A.; Ward, Douglas G.

    2016-04-01

    Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency of α-galactosidase A, resulting in the accumulation of glycosphingolipids in various organs. Globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) and its isoforms and analogues have been identified and quantified as biomarkers of disease severity and treatment efficacy. The current study aimed to establish rapid methods for urinary Gb3 extraction and quantitation. Urine samples from 15 Fabry patients and 21 healthy control subjects were processed to extract Gb3 by mixing equal volumes of urine, methanol containing an internal standard, and chloroform followed by sonication and centrifugation. Thereafter, the lower phase was analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS and the relative peak areas of the internal standard and four major species of Gb3 determined. The results showed high reproducibility with intra- and inter-assay coefficients variation of 9.9% and 13.7%, respectively. The limit of detection was 0.15 ng/μL and the limit of quantitation was 0.30 ng/μL. Total urinary Gb3 levels in both genders of classic Fabry patients were significantly higher than in healthy controls (p < 0.0001). Gb3 levels in Fabry males were higher than in Fabry females (p = 0.08). We have established a novel assay for urinary total Gb3 that takes less than 15 min from start to finish.

  14. Towards Spectral Library-free MALDI-TOF MS Bacterial Identification.

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    Cheng, Ding; Qiao, Liang; Horvatovich, Péter

    2018-05-11

    Bacterial identification is of great importance in clinical diagnosis, environmental monitoring and food safety control. Among various strategies, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has drawn significant interests, and has been clinically used. Nevertheless, current bioinformatics solutions use spectral libraries for the identification of bacterial strains. Spectral library generation requires acquisition of MALDI-TOF spectra from monoculture bacterial colonies, which is time-consuming and not possible for many species and strains. We propose a strategy for bacterial typing by MALDI-TOF using protein sequences from public database, i.e. UniProt. Ten genes were identified to encode proteins most often observed by MALD-TOF from bacteria through 500 times repeated a 10-fold double cross-validation procedure, using 403 MALDI-TOF spectra corresponding to 14 genera, 81 species and 403 strains, and the protein sequences of 1276 species in UniProt. The 10 genes were then used to annotate peaks on MALDI-TOF spectra of bacteria for bacterial identification. With the approach, bacteria can be identified at the genus level by searching against a database containing the protein sequences of 42 genera of bacteria from UniProt. Our approach identified 84.1% of the 403 spectra correctly at the genus level. Source code of the algorithm is available at https://github.com/dipcarbon/BacteriaMSLF.

  15. Experimental design for optimizing MALDI-TOF-MS analysis of palladium complexes

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    Rakić-Kostić Tijana M.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents optimization of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI time-of-flight (TOF mass spectrometer (MS instrumental parameters for the analysis of chloro(2,2'',2"-terpyridinepalladium(II chloride dihydrate complex applying design of experiments methodology (DoE. This complex is of interest for potential use in the cancer therapy. DoE methodology was proved to succeed in optimization of many complex analytical problems. However, it has been poorly used for MALDI-TOF-MS optimization up to now. The theoretical mathematical relationships which explain the influence of important experimental factors (laser energy, grid voltage and number of laser shots on the selected responses (signal to noise – S/N ratio and the resolution – R of the leading peak is established. The optimal instrumental settings providing maximal S/N and R are identified and experimentally verified. [Project of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Grant no. 172052 and Grant no. 172011

  16. Comparison among four proposed direct blood culture microbial identification methods using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Ali M. Bazzi

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry facilitates rapid and accurate identification of pathogens, which is critical for sepsis patients.In this study, we assessed the accuracy in identification of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, except for Streptococcus viridans, using four rapid blood culture methods with Vitek MALDI-TOF-MS. We compared our proposed lysis centrifugation followed by washing and 30% acetic acid treatment method (method 2 with two other lysis centrifugation methods (washing and 30% formic acid treatment (method 1; 100% ethanol treatment (method 3, and picking colonies from 90 to 180 min subculture plates (method 4. Methods 1 and 2 identified all organisms down to species level with 100% accuracy, except for Streptococcus viridans, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterobacter cloacae and Proteus vulgaris. The latter two were identified to genus level with 100% accuracy. Each method exhibited excellent accuracy and precision in terms of identification to genus level with certain limitations. Keywords: MALDI-TOF, Gram-negative, Gram-positive, Sepsis, Blood culture

  17. Comparison among four proposed direct blood culture microbial identification methods using MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Bazzi, Ali M; Rabaan, Ali A; El Edaily, Zeyad; John, Susan; Fawarah, Mahmoud M; Al-Tawfiq, Jaffar A

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry facilitates rapid and accurate identification of pathogens, which is critical for sepsis patients. In this study, we assessed the accuracy in identification of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, except for Streptococcus viridans, using four rapid blood culture methods with Vitek MALDI-TOF-MS. We compared our proposed lysis centrifugation followed by washing and 30% acetic acid treatment method (method 2) with two other lysis centrifugation methods (washing and 30% formic acid treatment (method 1); 100% ethanol treatment (method 3)), and picking colonies from 90 to 180min subculture plates (method 4). Methods 1 and 2 identified all organisms down to species level with 100% accuracy, except for Streptococcus viridans, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterobacter cloacae and Proteus vulgaris. The latter two were identified to genus level with 100% accuracy. Each method exhibited excellent accuracy and precision in terms of identification to genus level with certain limitations. Copyright © 2016 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Applications of MALDI-TOF MS to large-scale human mtDNA population-based studies

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    Cerezo, M.; Černý, Viktor; Carracedo, Á.; Salas, A.

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    Roč. 30, č. 21 (2009), s. 3665-3673 ISSN 0173-0835 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA206/08/1587 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80020508 Keywords : Haplogroup * High-throughput SNP genotyping * MALDI-TOF MS * Mitochondrial DNA * Multiplex assay Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology Impact factor: 3.077, year: 2009 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122665008/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

  19. A rapid MALDI-TOF MS identification database at genospecies level for clinical and environmental Aeromonas strains.

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    Cinzia Benagli

    Full Text Available The genus Aeromonas has undergone a number of taxonomic and nomenclature revisions over the past 20 years, and new (subspecies and biogroups are continuously described. Standard identification methods such as biochemical characterization have deficiencies and do not allow clarification of the taxonomic position. This report describes the development of a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS identification database for a rapid identification of clinical and environmental Aeromonas isolates.

  20. The influence of culture conditions on the identification of Mycobacterium species by MALDI-TOF MS profiling.

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    Balážová, Tereza; Makovcová, Jitka; Šedo, Ondrej; Slaný, Michal; Faldyna, Martin; Zdráhal, Zbyněk

    2014-04-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) represents a simple reliable approach for rapid bacterial identification based on specific peptide/protein fingerprints. However, cell-wall characteristics of mycobacterial species, and their well known stability, complicate MALDI-TOF MS profiling analysis. In this study, we tested two recently published protocols for inactivation and disruption of mycobacteria, and we also examined the influence of different culture conditions (four culture media and five cultivation times) on mass spectral quality and the discriminatory power of the method. We found a significant influence of sample pretreatment method and culture medium on species identification and differentiation for a total of 10 strains belonging to Mycobacterium phlei and Mycobacterium smegmatis. Optimum culture conditions yielding the highest identification success rate against the BioTyper database (Bruker Daltonics) and permitting the possibility of automatic acquisition of mass spectra were found to be distinct for the two mycobacterial species examined. Similarly, individual changes in growth conditions had diverse effects on the two species. For these reasons, thorough control over cultivation conditions should always be employed to maximize the performance and discriminatory power of MALDI-TOF MS profiling, and cultivation conditions must be optimized separately for individual groups of mycobacterial species/strains. © 2014 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. MALDI-TOF-MS with PLS Modeling Enables Strain Typing of the Bacterial Plant Pathogen Xanthomonas axonopodis

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    Sindt, Nathan M.; Robison, Faith; Brick, Mark A.; Schwartz, Howard F.; Heuberger, Adam L.; Prenni, Jessica E.

    2018-02-01

    Matrix-assisted desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) is a fast and effective tool for microbial species identification. However, current approaches are limited to species-level identification even when genetic differences are known. Here, we present a novel workflow that applies the statistical method of partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) to MALDI-TOF-MS protein fingerprint data of Xanthomonas axonopodis, an important bacterial plant pathogen of fruit and vegetable crops. Mass spectra of 32 X. axonopodis strains were used to create a mass spectral library and PLS-DA was employed to model the closely related strains. A robust workflow was designed to optimize the PLS-DA model by assessing the model performance over a range of signal-to-noise ratios (s/n) and mass filter (MF) thresholds. The optimized parameters were observed to be s/n = 3 and MF = 0.7. The model correctly classified 83% of spectra withheld from the model as a test set. A new decision rule was developed, termed the rolled-up Maximum Decision Rule (ruMDR), and this method improved identification rates to 92%. These results demonstrate that MALDI-TOF-MS protein fingerprints of bacterial isolates can be utilized to enable identification at the strain level. Furthermore, the open-source framework of this workflow allows for broad implementation across various instrument platforms as well as integration with alternative modeling and classification algorithms.

  2. MALDI-TOF MS identification of anaerobic bacteria: assessment of pre-analytical variables and specimen preparation techniques.

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    Hsu, Yen-Michael S; Burnham, Carey-Ann D

    2014-06-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as a tool for identifying clinically relevant anaerobes. We evaluated the analytical performance characteristics of the Bruker Microflex with Biotyper 3.0 software system for identification of anaerobes and examined the impact of direct formic acid (FA) treatment and other pre-analytical factors on MALDI-TOF MS performance. A collection of 101 anaerobic bacteria were evaluated, including Clostridium spp., Propionibacterium spp., Fusobacterium spp., Bacteroides spp., and other anaerobic bacterial of clinical relevance. The results of our study indicate that an on-target extraction with 100% FA improves the rate of accurate identification without introducing misidentification (Panaerobes grown in suboptimal conditions, such as on selective culture media and following oxygen exposure. In conclusion, we report on a number of simple and cost-effective pre- and post-analytical modifications could enhance MALDI-TOF MS identification for anaerobic bacteria. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Enterococcus genus identification isolated from gastrointestinal tract of chickens after bees products application using MALDI TOF MS Biotyper

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    Miroslava Kačániová

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The general objective of this study was to examine the effect of bee product on the Enterococci colonization of chickens. Bee products were administered to both feed mixtures in various amounts in addition to the control group. First experimental group was with propolis in feed mixture with the addition of 200 mg propolis per 1 kg of compound and second group was with pollen with the addition of 250 mg pollen per 1 kg of compound. In this experiment, quantitative counts of Enterococci in ceca of 49-day-old chicken (Ross 308 using classical and MALDI TOF MS Biotyper method were investigated. Counts of Enterococci on Slanetz-Bartley agar were monitored. Enterococcus cells, isolated from gastrointestinal tract, were detected using MALDI TOF MS Biotyper. Counts of CFU of Enterococci were compared in experimental and control treatments, respectively. The lowest count was detected in the control experimental group. The highest count was detected in the first experimental group where was 200 mg of propolis added to 1 kg of feed mixture. Using MALDI TOF MS Biotyper, we identified the species range of the genera Enterococcus in the intestinal tract of broiler. Detected species from the genus Enterococcus were:      E. avium, E. casseliflavus, E cecorum, E. faecalis, E. faecium, E. gallinarum, E. hirae and E. malodoratus. In the experimental groups (caecal samples were most frequent species of E. avium E. faecium and E. gallinarum.

  4. Comparison between MALDI-TOF MS and FilmArray Blood Culture Identification panel for rapid identification of yeast from positive blood culture.

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    Paolucci, M; Foschi, C; Tamburini, M V; Ambretti, S; Lazzarotto, T; Landini, M P

    2014-09-01

    In this study we evaluated MALDI-TOF MS and FilmArray methods for the rapid identification of yeast from positive blood cultures. FilmArray correctly identified 20/22 of yeast species, while MALDI-TOF MS identified 9/22. FilmArray is a reliable and rapid identification system for the direct identification of yeasts from positive blood cultures. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. A comparison of Api 20A vs MALDI-TOF MS for routine identification of clinically significant anaerobic bacterial strains to the species level.

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    Kierzkowska, Marta; Majewska, Anna; Kuthan, Robert T; Sawicka-Grzelak, Anna; Młynarczyk, Grażyna

    2013-02-15

    Adequate identification of anaerobic bacteria still presents a challenge for laboratories conducting microbiological diagnostics. The aim of this study was to compare the use of Api 20A and MALDI-TOF MS techniques for identification of obligate anaerobes. The results indicate that MALDI-TOF MS ensures a rapid and accurate identification of the species isolated from patients. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Evaluación de la espectrometría de masas: MALDI-TOF MS para la identificación rápida y confiable de levaduras

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    María S Relloso

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La espectrometría de masas, conocida como matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS, es una técnica utilizada en la identificación de microorganismos mediante la creación de un espectro basado en el perfil de proteínas, que es único para una especie dada. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la identificación de aislamientos clínicos de levaduras por MALDI-TOF MS en un hospital universitario de Argentina y analizar 2 procedimientos para la extracción de proteínas: el recomendado por el fabricante del equipo y una técnica abreviada rápida. Utilizando el primero de estos procedimientos se analizaron 201 aislamientos identificados previamente por métodos convencionales y se obtuvo coincidencia en la identificación a nivel de especie en el 95,38 % de los aislamientos analizados. Con 100 de estos aislamientos se utilizó, además, el procedimiento abreviado para la extracción de proteínas; se obtuvo una identificación correcta a nivel de género y especie en el 98,0 % de ellos. La espectrometría de masas MALDI-TOF MS demostró ser una técnica rápida, sencilla y precisa para la identificación de levaduras.

  7. Optimization of analytical and pre-analytical conditions for MALDI-TOF-MS human urine protein profiles.

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    Calvano, C D; Aresta, A; Iacovone, M; De Benedetto, G E; Zambonin, C G; Battaglia, M; Ditonno, P; Rutigliano, M; Bettocchi, C

    2010-03-11

    Protein analysis in biological fluids, such as urine, by means of mass spectrometry (MS) still suffers for insufficient standardization in protocols for sample collection, storage and preparation. In this work, the influence of these variables on healthy donors human urine protein profiling performed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) was studied. A screening of various urine sample pre-treatment procedures and different sample deposition approaches on the MALDI target was performed. The influence of urine samples storage time and temperature on spectral profiles was evaluated by means of principal component analysis (PCA). The whole optimized procedure was eventually applied to the MALDI-TOF-MS analysis of human urine samples taken from prostate cancer patients. The best results in terms of detected ions number and abundance in the MS spectra were obtained by using home-made microcolumns packed with hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) resin as sample pre-treatment method; this procedure was also less expensive and suitable for high throughput analyses. Afterwards, the spin coating approach for sample deposition on the MALDI target plate was optimized, obtaining homogenous and reproducible spots. Then, PCA indicated that low storage temperatures of acidified and centrifuged samples, together with short handling time, allowed to obtain reproducible profiles without artifacts contribution due to experimental conditions. Finally, interesting differences were found by comparing the MALDI-TOF-MS protein profiles of pooled urine samples of healthy donors and prostate cancer patients. The results showed that analytical and pre-analytical variables are crucial for the success of urine analysis, to obtain meaningful and reproducible data, even if the intra-patient variability is very difficult to avoid. It has been proven how pooled urine samples can be an interesting way to make easier the comparison between

  8. A simpler method of preprocessing MALDI-TOF MS data for differential biomarker analysis: stem cell and melanoma cancer studies

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    Tong Dong L

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Raw spectral data from matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF with MS profiling techniques usually contains complex information not readily providing biological insight into disease. The association of identified features within raw data to a known peptide is extremely difficult. Data preprocessing to remove uncertainty characteristics in the data is normally required before performing any further analysis. This study proposes an alternative yet simple solution to preprocess raw MALDI-TOF-MS data for identification of candidate marker ions. Two in-house MALDI-TOF-MS data sets from two different sample sources (melanoma serum and cord blood plasma are used in our study. Method Raw MS spectral profiles were preprocessed using the proposed approach to identify peak regions in the spectra. The preprocessed data was then analysed using bespoke machine learning algorithms for data reduction and ion selection. Using the selected ions, an ANN-based predictive model was constructed to examine the predictive power of these ions for classification. Results Our model identified 10 candidate marker ions for both data sets. These ion panels achieved over 90% classification accuracy on blind validation data. Receiver operating characteristics analysis was performed and the area under the curve for melanoma and cord blood classifiers was 0.991 and 0.986, respectively. Conclusion The results suggest that our data preprocessing technique removes unwanted characteristics of the raw data, while preserving the predictive components of the data. Ion identification analysis can be carried out using MALDI-TOF-MS data with the proposed data preprocessing technique coupled with bespoke algorithms for data reduction and ion selection.

  9. Reducing time to identification of positive blood cultures with MALDI-TOF MS analysis after a 5-h subculture.

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    Verroken, A; Defourny, L; Lechgar, L; Magnette, A; Delmée, M; Glupczynski, Y

    2015-02-01

    Speeding up the turn-around time of positive blood culture identifications is essential in order to optimize the treatment of septic patients. Several sample preparation techniques have been developed allowing direct matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) identification of positive blood cultures. Yet, the hands-on time restrains their routine workflow. In this study, we evaluated an approach whereby MALDI-TOF MS identification without any additional steps was carried out on short subcultured colonies from positive blood bottles with the objective of allowing results reporting on the day of positivity detection. Over a 7-month period in 2012, positive blood cultures detected by 9 am with an automated system were inoculated onto a Columbia blood agar and processed after a 5-h incubation on a MALDI-TOF MicroFlex platform (Bruker Daltonik GmbH). Single-spotted colonies were covered with 1 μl formic acid and 1 μl matrix solution. The results were compared to the validated identification techniques. A total of 925 positive blood culture bottles (representing 470 bacteremic episodes) were included. Concordant identification was obtained in 727 (81.1 %) of the 896 monomicrobial blood cultures, with failure being mostly observed with anaerobes and yeasts. In 17 episodes of polymicrobic bacteremia, the identification of one of the two isolates was achieved in 24/29 (82.7 %) positive cultures. Routine implementation of MALDI-TOF MS identification on young positive blood subcultures provides correct results to the clinician in more than 80 % of the bacteremic episodes and allows access to identification results on the day of blood culture positivity detection, potentially accelerating the implementation of targeted clinical treatments.

  10. MALDI-TOF MS contribution to the diagnosis of Campylobacter rectus multiple skull base and brain abscesses

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    D. Martiny

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Campylobacter rectus is rarely associated with invasive infection. Both the isolation and the identification requirements of C. rectus are fastidious, probably contributing to an underestimation of its burden. We report the case of a 66-year-old man who developed several skull base and intracerebral abscesses after dental intervention. Campylobacter rectus was isolated from the brain biopsy. Within 45 minutes of reading the bacterial plate, the strain was accurately identified by MALDI-TOF MS. This rapid identification avoided the extra costs and delays present with 16S rRNA gene sequencing and allowed for a rapid confirmation of the adequacy of the empirical antibiotic treatment.

  11. The optimization and validation of the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database for the identification of Gram-positive anaerobic cocci

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    Veloo, A C M; de Vries, E D; Jean-Pierre, H

    2016-01-01

    Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) account for 24%-31% of the anaerobic bacteria isolated from human clinical specimens. At present, GPAC are under-represented in the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database. Profiles of new species have yet to be added. We present the optimization of the matrix-assisted......Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) account for 24%-31% of the anaerobic bacteria isolated from human clinical specimens. At present, GPAC are under-represented in the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database. Profiles of new species have yet to be added. We present the optimization of the matrix......-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) database for the identification of GPAC. Main spectral profiles (MSPs) were created for 108 clinical GPAC isolates. Identity was confirmed using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Species identification was considered to be reliable...... if the sequence similarity with its closest relative was ≥98.7%. The optimized database was validated using 140 clinical isolates. The 16S rRNA sequencing identity was compared with the MALDI-TOF MS result. MSPs were added from 17 species that were not yet represented in the MALDI-TOF MS database or were under...

  12. Direct identification of microorganisms from positive blood cultures by MALDI-TOF MS using an in-house saponin method.

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    Yonetani, Shota; Ohnishi, Hiroaki; Ohkusu, Kiyofumi; Matsumoto, Tetsuya; Watanabe, Takashi

    2016-11-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a fast and reliable method for the identification of bacteria. A MALDI Sepsityper kit is generally used to prepare samples obtained directly from culture bottles. However, the relatively high cost of this kit is a major obstacle to introducing this method into routine clinical use. In this study, the accuracies of three different preparation methods for rapid direct identification of bacteria from positive blood culture bottles by MALDI-TOF MS analysis were compared. In total, 195 positive bottles were included in this study. Overall, 78.5%, 68.7%, and 76.4% of bacteria were correctly identified to the genus level (score ≥1.7) directly from positive blood cultures using the Sepsityper, centrifugation, and saponin methods, respectively. The identification rates using the Sepsityper and saponin methods were significantly higher than that using the centrifugation method (Sepsityper vs. centrifugation, pdirectly from blood culture bottles, and could be a less expensive alternative to the Sepsityper method. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  13. Comparative analysis of storage conditions and homogenization methods for tick and flea species for identification by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Nebbak, A; El Hamzaoui, B; Berenger, J-M; Bitam, I; Raoult, D; Almeras, L; Parola, P

    2017-12-01

    Ticks and fleas are vectors for numerous human and animal pathogens. Controlling them, which is important in combating such diseases, requires accurate identification, to distinguish between vector and non-vector species. Recently, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) was applied to the rapid identification of arthropods. The growth of this promising tool, however, requires guidelines to be established. To this end, standardization protocols were applied to species of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) Latreille and Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Bouché, including the automation of sample homogenization using two homogenizer devices, and varied sample preservation modes for a period of 1-6 months. The MS spectra were then compared with those obtained from manual pestle grinding, the standard homogenization method. Both automated methods generated intense, reproducible MS spectra from fresh specimens. Frozen storage methods appeared to represent the best preservation mode, for up to 6 months, while storage in ethanol is also possible, with some caveats for tick specimens. Carnoy's buffer, however, was shown to be less compatible with MS analysis for the purpose of identifying ticks or fleas. These standard protocols for MALDI-TOF MS arthropod identification should be complemented by additional MS spectrum quality controls, to generalize their use in monitoring arthropods of medical interest. © 2017 The Royal Entomological Society.

  14. Evaluation of MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry) for routine identification of anaerobic bacteria.

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    Rodríguez-Sánchez, Belén; Alcalá, Luis; Marín, Mercedes; Ruiz, Adrián; Alonso, Elena; Bouza, Emilio

    2016-12-01

    Information regarding the use of MALDI-TOF MS as an alternative to conventional laboratory methods for the rapid and reliable identification of bacterial isolates is still limited. In this study, MALDI-TOF MS was evaluated on 295 anaerobic isolates previously identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and with biochemical tests (Rapid ID 32A system, BioMérieux). In total, 85.8% of the isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF MS at the species level vs 49.8% using the Rapid ID 32A system (p anaerobic isolates in the microbiology laboratory. Its implementation will reduce the turnaround time for a final identification and the number of isolates that require 16S rRNA sequencing. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. MALDI-TOF MS typing enables the classification of brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces to major beer styles.

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    Lauterbach, Alexander; Usbeck, Julia C; Behr, Jürgen; Vogel, Rudi F

    2017-01-01

    Brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces are either available from yeast distributor centers or from breweries employing their own "in-house strains". During the last years, the classification and characterization of yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces was achieved by using biochemical and DNA-based methods. The current lack of fast, cost-effective and simple methods to classify brewing yeasts to a beer type, may be closed by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) upon establishment of a database based on sub-proteome spectra from reference strains of brewing yeasts. In this study an extendable "brewing yeast" spectra database was established including 52 brewing yeast strains of the most important types of bottom- and top-fermenting strains as well as beer-spoiling S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains. 1560 single spectra, prepared with a standardized sample preparation method, were finally compared against the established database and investigated by bioinformatic analyses for similarities and distinctions. A 100% separation between bottom-, top-fermenting and S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains was achieved. Differentiation between Alt and Kölsch strains was not achieved because of the high similarity of their protein patterns. Whereas the Ale strains show a high degree of dissimilarity with regard to their sub-proteome. These results were supported by MDS and DAPC analysis of all recorded spectra. Within five clusters of beer types that were distinguished, and the wheat beer (WB) cluster has a clear separation from other groups. With the establishment of this MALDI-TOF MS spectra database proof of concept is provided of the discriminatory power of this technique to classify brewing yeasts into different major beer types in a rapid, easy way, and focus brewing trails accordingly. It can be extended to yeasts for specialty beer types and other applications including wine making or baking.

  16. The construction and evaluation of reference spectra for the identification of human pathogenic microorganisms by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Full Text Available Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS is an emerging technique for the rapid and high-throughput identification of microorganisms. There remains a dearth of studies in which a large number of pathogenic microorganisms from a particular country or region are utilized for systematic analyses. In this study, peptide mass reference spectra (PMRS were constructed and evaluated from numerous human pathogens (a total of 1019 strains from 94 species, including enteric (46 species, respiratory (21 species, zoonotic (17 species, and nosocomial pathogens (10 species, using a MALDI-TOF MS Biotyper system (MBS. The PMRS for 380 strains of 52 species were new contributions to the original reference database (ORD. Compared with the ORD, the new reference database (NRD allowed for 28.2% (from 71.5% to 99.7% and 42.3% (from 51.3% to 93.6% improvements in identification at the genus and species levels, respectively. Misidentification rates were 91.7% and 57.1% lower with the NRD than with the ORD for genus and species identification, respectively. Eight genera and 25 species were misidentified. For genera and species that are challenging to accurately identify, identification results must be manually determined and adjusted in accordance with the database parameters. Through augmentation, the MBS demonstrated a high identification accuracy and specificity for human pathogenic microorganisms. This study sought to provide theoretical guidance for using PMRS databases in various fields, such as clinical diagnosis and treatment, disease control, quality assurance, and food safety inspection.

  17. MALDI-TOF MS typing enables the classification of brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces to major beer styles

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    Lauterbach, Alexander; Usbeck, Julia C.; Behr, Jürgen

    2017-01-01

    Brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces are either available from yeast distributor centers or from breweries employing their own “in-house strains”. During the last years, the classification and characterization of yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces was achieved by using biochemical and DNA-based methods. The current lack of fast, cost-effective and simple methods to classify brewing yeasts to a beer type, may be closed by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization–Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) upon establishment of a database based on sub-proteome spectra from reference strains of brewing yeasts. In this study an extendable “brewing yeast” spectra database was established including 52 brewing yeast strains of the most important types of bottom- and top-fermenting strains as well as beer-spoiling S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains. 1560 single spectra, prepared with a standardized sample preparation method, were finally compared against the established database and investigated by bioinformatic analyses for similarities and distinctions. A 100% separation between bottom-, top-fermenting and S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains was achieved. Differentiation between Alt and Kölsch strains was not achieved because of the high similarity of their protein patterns. Whereas the Ale strains show a high degree of dissimilarity with regard to their sub-proteome. These results were supported by MDS and DAPC analysis of all recorded spectra. Within five clusters of beer types that were distinguished, and the wheat beer (WB) cluster has a clear separation from other groups. With the establishment of this MALDI-TOF MS spectra database proof of concept is provided of the discriminatory power of this technique to classify brewing yeasts into different major beer types in a rapid, easy way, and focus brewing trails accordingly. It can be extended to yeasts for specialty beer types and other applications including wine making or baking. PMID

  18. MALDI-TOF MS typing enables the classification of brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces to major beer styles.

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    Alexander Lauterbach

    Full Text Available Brewing yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces are either available from yeast distributor centers or from breweries employing their own "in-house strains". During the last years, the classification and characterization of yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces was achieved by using biochemical and DNA-based methods. The current lack of fast, cost-effective and simple methods to classify brewing yeasts to a beer type, may be closed by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS upon establishment of a database based on sub-proteome spectra from reference strains of brewing yeasts. In this study an extendable "brewing yeast" spectra database was established including 52 brewing yeast strains of the most important types of bottom- and top-fermenting strains as well as beer-spoiling S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains. 1560 single spectra, prepared with a standardized sample preparation method, were finally compared against the established database and investigated by bioinformatic analyses for similarities and distinctions. A 100% separation between bottom-, top-fermenting and S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains was achieved. Differentiation between Alt and Kölsch strains was not achieved because of the high similarity of their protein patterns. Whereas the Ale strains show a high degree of dissimilarity with regard to their sub-proteome. These results were supported by MDS and DAPC analysis of all recorded spectra. Within five clusters of beer types that were distinguished, and the wheat beer (WB cluster has a clear separation from other groups. With the establishment of this MALDI-TOF MS spectra database proof of concept is provided of the discriminatory power of this technique to classify brewing yeasts into different major beer types in a rapid, easy way, and focus brewing trails accordingly. It can be extended to yeasts for specialty beer types and other applications including wine making or baking.

  19. Verification of Ribosomal Proteins of Aspergillus fumigatus for Use as Biomarkers in MALDI-TOF MS Identification.

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    Nakamura, Sayaka; Sato, Hiroaki; Tanaka, Reiko; Yaguchi, Takashi

    2016-01-01

    We have previously proposed a rapid identification method for bacterial strains based on the profiles of their ribosomal subunit proteins (RSPs), observed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). This method can perform phylogenetic characterization based on the mass of housekeeping RSP biomarkers, ideally calculated from amino acid sequence information registered in public protein databases. With the aim of extending its field of application to medical mycology, this study investigates the actual state of information of RSPs of eukaryotic fungi registered in public protein databases through the characterization of ribosomal protein fractions extracted from genome-sequenced Aspergillus fumigatus strains Af293 and A1163 as a model. In this process, we have found that the public protein databases harbor problems. The RSP names are in confusion, so we have provisionally unified them using the yeast naming system. The most serious problem is that many incorrect sequences are registered in the public protein databases. Surprisingly, more than half of the sequences are incorrect, due chiefly to mis-annotation of exon/intron structures. These errors could be corrected by a combination of in silico inspection by sequence homology analysis and MALDI-TOF MS measurements. We were also able to confirm conserved post-translational modifications in eleven RSPs. After these verifications, the masses of 31 expressed RSPs under 20,000 Da could be accurately confirmed. These RSPs have a potential to be useful biomarkers for identifying clinical isolates of A. fumigatus .

  20. Weak cation magnetic separation technology and MALDI-TOF-MS in screening serum protein markers in primary type I osteoporosis.

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    Shi, X L; Li, C W; Liang, B C; He, K H; Li, X Y

    2015-11-30

    We investigated weak cation magnetic separation technology and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) in screening serum protein markers of primary type I osteoporosis. We selected 16 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and nine postmenopausal women as controls to find a new method for screening biomarkers and establishing a diagnostic model for primary type I osteoporosis. Serum samples were obtained from controls and patients. Serum protein was extracted with the WCX protein chip system; protein fingerprints were examined using MALDI-TOF-MS. The preprocessed and model construction data were handled by the ProteinChip system. The diagnostic models were established using a genetic arithmetic model combined with a support vector machine (SVM). The SVM model with the highest Youden index was selected. Combinations with the highest accuracy in distinguishing different groups of data were selected as potential biomarkers. From the two groups of serum proteins, 123 cumulative MS protein peaks were selected. Significant intensity differences in the protein peaks of 16 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were screened. The difference in Youden index between the four groups of protein peaks showed that the highest peaks had mass-to-charge ratios of 8909.047, 8690.658, 13745.48, and 15114.52. A diagnosis model was established with these four markers as the candidates, and the model specificity and sensitivity were found to be 100%. Two groups of specimens in the SVM results on the scatterplot were distinguishable. We established a diagnosis model, and provided a new serological method for screening and diagnosis of osteoporosis with high sensitivity and specificity.

  1. Analysis of Phospholipid Mixtures from Biological Tissues by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption and Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): A Laboratory Experiment

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    Eibisch, Mandy; Fuchs, Beate; Schiller, Jurgen; Sub, Rosmarie; Teuber, Kristin

    2011-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is increasingly used to investigate the phospholipid (PL) compositions of tissues and body fluids, often without previous separation of the total mixture into the individual PL classes. Therefore, the questions of whether all PL classes are detectable…

  2. Epidemiology of candidemia in Qatar, the Middle East : Performance of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of Candida species, species distribution, outcome, and susceptibility pattern

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    Taj-Aldeen, S. J.; Kolecka, A.; Boesten, R.; Alolaqi, A.; Almaslamani, M.; Chandra, P.; Meis, J. F.; Boekhout, T.

    Introduction Bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to Candida spp. constitute the predominant group of hospital-based fungal infections worldwide. A retrospective study evaluated the performance of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the

  3. MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF Fingerprinting of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharide Digests as a Screening Tool for Arabidopsis Cell Wall Mutants

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    Westphal, Y.; Schols, H.A.; Voragen, A.G.J.; Gruppen, H.

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    Cell wall materials derived from leaves and hypocotyls of Arabidopsis mutant and wild type plants have been incubated with a mixture of pure and well-defined pectinases, hemicellulases, and cellulases. The resulting oligosaccharides have been subjected to MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF analysis. MALDI-TOF

  4. Unusual analyte-matrix adduct ions and mechanism of their formation in MALDI TOF MS of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide and urea compounds

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    Lou, X.; Fransen, M.; Stals, P.J.M.; Mes, T.; Bovee, R.; Dongen, van J.L.J.; Meijer, E.W.

    2013-01-01

    Analyte-matrix adducts are normally absent under typical matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS) conditions. Interestingly, though, in the analysis of several types of organic compounds synthesized in our laboratory, analyte-matrix adduct ion peaks

  5. The optimization and validation of the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database for the identification of Gram-positive anaerobic cocci

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    Veloo, A. C. M.; de Vries, E D; Jean-Pierre, H.; Justesen, U. S.; Morris, T.; Urban, E.; Wybo, I.; van Winkelhoff, A. J.

    OBJECTIVES: Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) account for 24-31% of the anaerobic bacteria isolated from human clinical specimens. At present GPAC are underrepresented in the Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database. Profiles of new species have yet to be added. We present the optimization of the MALDI-TOF

  6. Differentiation of Clinically Relevant mucorales Rhizopus microsporus and R. arrhizus by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)

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    Dolatabadi, S.; Kolecka, A.; Versteeg, Matthijs; de Hoog, Sybren G; Boekhout, Teun

    This study addresses the usefulness of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for reliable identification of the two most frequently occuring clinical species of Rhizopus, namely R. arrhizus with its two varieties arrhizus and delemar and R.

  7. Polyphasic Approach Including MALDI-TOF MS/MS Analysis for Identification and Characterisation of Fusarium verticillioides in Brazilian Corn Kernels

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    Susane Chang

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Fusarium verticillioides is considered one of the most important global sources of fumonisins contamination in food and feed. Corn is one of the main commodities produced in the Northeastern Region of Brazil. The present study investigated potential mycotoxigenic fungal strains belonging to the F. verticillioides species isolated from corn kernels in 3 different Regions of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco. A polyphasic approach including classical taxonomy, molecular biology, MALDI-TOF MS and MALDI-TOF MS/MS for the identification and characterisation of the F. verticillioides strains was used. Sixty F. verticillioides strains were isolated and successfully identified by classical morphology, proteomic profiles of MALDI-TOF MS, and by molecular biology using the species-specific primers VERT-1 and VERT-2. FUM1 gene was further detected for all the 60 F. verticillioides by using the primers VERTF-1 and VERTF-2 and through the amplification profiles of the ISSR regions using the primers (GTG5 and (GACA4. Results obtained from molecular analysis shown a low genetic variability among these isolates from the different geographical regions. All of the 60 F. verticillioides isolates assessed by MALDI-TOF MS/MS presented ion peaks with the molecular mass of the fumonisin B1 (721.83 g/mol and B2 (705.83 g/mol.

  8. Comparative analysis of Gram's stain, PNA-FISH and Sepsityper with MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of yeast direct from positive blood cultures.

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    Gorton, Rebecca L; Ramnarain, P; Barker, K; Stone, N; Rattenbury, S; McHugh, T D; Kibbler, C C

    2014-10-01

    Fungaemia diagnosis could be improved by reducing the time to identification of yeast from blood cultures. This study aimed to evaluate three rapid methods for the identification of yeast direct from blood cultures; Gram's stain analysis, the AdvanDX Peptide Nucleic Acid in Situ Hybridisation Yeast Traffic Light system (PNA-FISH YTL) and Bruker Sepsityper alongside matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Fifty blood cultures spiked with a known single yeast strain were analysed by blinded operators experienced in each method. Identifications were compared with MALDI-TOF MS CHROMagar Candida culture and ITS rRNA sequence-based identifications. On first attempt, success rates of 96% (48/50) and 76% (36/50) were achieved using PNA-FISH YTL and Gram's stain respectively. MALDI-TOF MS demonstrated a success rate of 56% (28/50) when applying manufacturer's species log score thresholds and 76% (38/50) using in-house parameters, including lowering the species log score threshold to >1.5. In conclusion, PNA-FISH YTL demonstrated a high success rate successfully identifying yeast commonly encountered in fungaemia. Sepsityper(™) with MALDI-TOF MS was accurate but increased sensitivity is required. Due to the misidentification of commonly encountered yeast Gram's stain analysis demonstrated limited utility in this setting. © 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  9. The influence of incubation time, sample preparation and exposure to oxygen on the quality of the MALDI-TOF MS spectrum of anaerobic bacteria

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    Veloo, A. C. M.; Elgersma, P. E.; Friedrich, A. W.; Nagy, E.; van Winkelhoff, A. J.

    2014-01-01

    With matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), bacteria can be identified quickly and reliably. This accounts especially for anaerobic bacteria. Because growth rate and oxygen sensitivity differ among anaerobic bacteria, we aimed to study the

  10. Shortcomings of of the commercial MALDI-TOF MS database and use of MLSA as an arbiter in the identification of Nocardia species

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    Gema eCarrasco

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Nocardia species are difficult to identify, a consequence of the ever increasing number of species known and their homogeneous genetic characteristics. 16S rRNA analysis has been the gold standard for identifying these organisms, but proteomic techniques such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF MS and housekeeping gene analysis, have also been explored. One hundred high (n=25, intermediate (n=20 and low (n=55 prevalence (for Spain Nocardia strains belonging to 30 species were identified via 16S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS analysis. The manufacturer-provided database MALDI Biotyper library v4.0 (5.627 entries, Bruker Daltonik was employed. In the high prevalence group (N. farcinica, N. abscessus, N. cyriacigeorgica and N. nova, the 16S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS methods provided the same identification for 76% of the strains examined. For the intermediate prevalence group (N. brasiliensis, N. carnea, N. otitidiscaviarum and N. transvalensis complex, this figure fell to 45%. In the low-prevalence group (22 species, these two methods were concordant only in six strains at the species level. Tetra-gene multi-locus sequencing analysis (MLSA involving the concatemer gyrB-16S rRNA-hsp65-secA1 was used to arbitrate between discrepant identifications (n=67. Overall, the MLSA confirmed the results provided at species level by 16S rRNA analysis in 34.3% of discrepancies, and those provided by MALDI-TOF MS in 13.4%. MALDI-TOF MS could be a strong candidate for the identification of Nocardia species, but only if its reference spectrum database improves, especially with respect to unusual, recently described species and species included in the described Nocardia complexes.

  11. Shortcomings of the Commercial MALDI-TOF MS Database and Use of MLSA as an Arbiter in the Identification of Nocardia Species

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    Carrasco, Gema; de Dios Caballero, Juan; Garrido, Noelia; Valdezate, Sylvia; Cantón, Rafael; Sáez-Nieto, Juan A.

    2016-01-01

    Nocardia species are difficult to identify, a consequence of the ever increasing number of species known and their homogeneous genetic characteristics. 16S rRNA analysis has been the gold standard for identifying these organisms, but proteomic techniques such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF MS) and housekeeping gene analysis, have also been explored. One hundred high (n = 25), intermediate (n = 20), and low (n = 55) prevalence (for Spain) Nocardia strains belonging to 30 species were identified via 16S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS analysis. The manufacturer-provided database MALDI Biotyper library v4.0 (5.627 entries, Bruker Daltonik) was employed. In the high prevalence group (Nocardia farcinica, N. abscessus, N. cyriacigeorgica and N. nova), the 16S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS methods provided the same identification for 76% of the strains examined. For the intermediate prevalence group (N. brasiliensis, N. carnea, N. otitidiscaviarum and N. transvalensis complex), this figure fell to 45%. In the low-prevalence group (22 species), these two methods were concordant only in six strains at the species level. Tetra-gene multi-locus sequencing analysis (MLSA) involving the concatemer gyrB-16S rRNA-hsp65-secA1 was used to arbitrate between discrepant identifications (n = 67). Overall, the MLSA confirmed the results provided at species level by 16S rRNA analysis in 34.3% of discrepancies, and those provided by MALDI-TOF MS in 13.4%. MALDI-TOF MS could be a strong candidate for the identification of Nocardia species, but only if its reference spectrum database improves, especially with respect to unusual, recently described species and species included in the described Nocardia complexes. PMID:27148228

  12. Multicenter evaluation of the Sepsityper™ extraction kit and MALDI-TOF MS for direct identification of positive blood culture isolates using the BD BACTEC™ FX and VersaTREK(®) diagnostic blood culture systems.

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    Schieffer, K M; Tan, K E; Stamper, P D; Somogyi, A; Andrea, S B; Wakefield, T; Romagnoli, M; Chapin, K C; Wolk, D M; Carroll, K C

    2014-04-01

    (i) Evaluation of delayed time to blood culture extraction by the Sepsityper kit and impact of shipping pellets off-site for MALDI-TOF MS analysis. (ii) Comparison of Sepsityper and laboratory-developed extraction methods from a literature review. Using two blood culture systems (BD BACTEC and VersaTREK), we extracted 411 positive blood cultures using the Sepsityper kit to mimic a potential protocol for institutions without a MALDI-TOF MS. Extracted pellets were shipped and analysed on the Bruker UltraflexIII. Successful extraction of 358 (87·1%) samples was determined by the presence of detectable proteins. MALDI-TOF MS correctly identified 332 (80·8%) samples. Delayed time to extraction did not affect Sepsityper extraction or MALDI-TOF MS accuracy. The extracted pellets remain stable and provide accurate results by MALDI-TOF MS when shipped at room temperature to off-site reference laboratories. This is the first study to show that institutions without a MALDI-TOF MS can take advantage of this innovative technology by shipping a volume of blood to an off-site laboratory for extraction and MALDI-TOF MS analysis. We also performed a literature review to compare various extraction methods. © 2014 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  13. Identification of protein markers for the occurrence of defrosted material in milk through a MALDI-TOF-MS profiling approach.

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    Arena, Simona; Salzano, Anna Maria; Scaloni, Andrea

    2016-09-16

    Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is a soft, stretched curd Italian cheese made from fresh buffalo milk that obtained the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) registration in EU legislation. Seasonality of buffalo milk production, rapid cheese decay and transport of its preserving liquid have relevant practical/economic consequences for mozzarella production; consequently, a progressive diffusion of cheese products realized with frozen curd or frozen milk has recently been observed. In order to meet the demand of the dairy producers and consumers for a reduction of starting material adulterations and for the certification of the raw milk used for cheese manufacturing, we have developed a rapid/robust MALDI-TOF-MS polypeptide profiling procedure that assays material quality through the identification of specific markers of its freshness. Massive analysis of fresh and frozen buffalo milks (stored for different times) was realized to this purpose; a tough statistical evaluation of the resulting data ultimately permitted the typing of milk samples. We identified 28 polypeptide markers of the milk freezing storage, among which 13 and 15 showed down- and over-representation, respectively. Quantitative data were confirmed by an independent analytical approach on selected markers. GLYCAM1-derived phosphopeptides (1-53), β-casein-derived phosphopeptides (1-68), β-casein-derived γ2-, γ3- and γ4-fragments, α-lactalbumin and β-lactoglobulin were components showing the highest significance. The occurrence of the first compounds in buffalo milk is here described for the first time; their formation in the frozen material was ascribed to the activity of plasmin or of unknown bacterial proteases/peptidases stable at low temperatures. In conclusion, data reported here suggest the application of this MALDI-TOF-MS polypeptide profiling platform to other high-quality dairy productions, in which milk freshness has important consequences on final product organoleptic properties. In

  14. Identification of clinical isolates of Aspergillus, including cryptic species, by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Vidal-Acuña, M Reyes; Ruiz-Pérez de Pipaón, Maite; Torres-Sánchez, María José; Aznar, Javier

    2017-12-08

    An expanded library of matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been constructed using the spectra generated from 42 clinical isolates and 11 reference strains, including 23 different species from 8 sections (16 cryptic plus 7 noncryptic species). Out of a total of 379 strains of Aspergillus isolated from clinical samples, 179 strains were selected to be identified by sequencing of beta-tubulin or calmodulin genes. Protein spectra of 53 strains, cultured in liquid medium, were used to construct an in-house reference database in the MALDI-TOF MS. One hundred ninety strains (179 clinical isolates previously identified by sequencing and the 11 reference strains), cultured on solid medium, were blindy analyzed by the MALDI-TOF MS technology to validate the generated in-house reference database. A 100% correlation was obtained with both identification methods, gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS, and no discordant identification was obtained. The HUVR database provided species level (score of ≥2.0) identification in 165 isolates (86.84%) and for the remaining 25 (13.16%) a genus level identification (score between 1.7 and 2.0) was obtained. The routine MALDI-TOF MS analysis with the new database, was then challenged with 200 Aspergillus clinical isolates grown on solid medium in a prospective evaluation. A species identification was obtained in 191 strains (95.5%), and only nine strains (4.5%) could not be identified at the species level. Among the 200 strains, A. tubingensis was the only cryptic species identified. We demonstrated the feasibility and usefulness of the new HUVR database in MALDI-TOF MS by the use of a standardized procedure for the identification of Aspergillus clinical isolates, including cryptic species, grown either on solid or liquid media. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. All rights reserved. For

  15. Whole-Cell MALDI-TOF MS Versus 16S rRNA Gene Analysis for Identification and Dereplication of Recurrent Bacterial Isolates

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    Michal Strejcek

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    Full Text Available Many ecological experiments are based on the extraction and downstream analyses of microorganisms from different environmental samples. Due to its high throughput, cost-effectiveness and rapid performance, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry with Time-of-Flight detector (MALDI-TOF MS, which has been proposed as a promising tool for bacterial identification and classification, could be advantageously used for dereplication of recurrent bacterial isolates. In this study, we compared whole-cell MALDI-TOF MS-based analyses of 49 bacterial cultures to two well-established bacterial identification and classification methods based on nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses: a phylotype-based approach, using a closest type strain assignment, and a sequence similarity-based approach involving a 98.65% sequence similarity threshold, which has been found to best delineate bacterial species. Culture classification using reference-based MALDI-TOF MS was comparable to that yielded by phylotype assignment up to the genus level. At the species level, agreement between 16S rRNA gene analysis and MALDI-TOF MS was found to be limited, potentially indicating that spectral reference databases need to be improved. We also evaluated the mass spectral similarity technique for species-level delineation which can be used independently of reference databases. We established optimal mass spectral similarity thresholds which group MALDI-TOF mass spectra of common environmental isolates analogically to phylotype- and sequence similarity-based approaches. When using a mass spectrum similarity approach, we recommend a mass range of 4–10 kDa for analysis, which is populated with stable mass signals and contains the majority of phylotype-determining peaks. We show that a cosine similarity (CS threshold of 0.79 differentiate mass spectra analogously to 98.65% species-level delineation sequence similarity threshold, with corresponding precision

  16. Improvement of MALDI-TOF MS profiling for the differentiation of species within the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex.

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    Šedo, Ondrej; Nemec, Alexandr; Křížová, Lenka; Kačalová, Magdaléna; Zdráhal, Zbyněk

    2013-12-01

    MALDI-TOF MS is currently becoming the method of choice for rapid identification of bacterial species in routine diagnostics. Yet, this method suffers from the inability to differentiate reliably between some closely related bacterial species including those of the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB) complex, namely A. baumannii and Acinetobacter nosocomialis. In the present study, we evaluated a protocol which was different from that used in the Bruker Daltonics identification system (MALDI BioTyper) to improve species identification using a taxonomically precisely defined set of 105 strains representing the four validly named species of the ACB complex. The novel protocol is based on the change in matrix composition from alpha-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid (saturated solution in water:acetonitrile:trifluoroacetic acid, 47.5:50:2.5, v/v) to ferulic acid (12.5mgml(-1) solution in water:acetonitrile:formic acid 50:33:17, v/v), while the other steps of sample processing remain unchanged. Compared to the standard protocol, the novel one extended the range of detected compounds towards higher molecular weight, produced signals with better mass resolution, and allowed the detection of species-specific signals. As a result, differentiation of A. nosocomialis and A. baumannii strains by cluster analysis was improved and 13 A. nosocomialis strains, assigned erroneously or ambiguously by using the standard protocol, were correctly identified. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  17. Coupling Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate–Capillary Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis with MALDI-TOF-MS via a PTFE Membrane

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    Lu, Joann J.; Zhu, Zaifang; Wang, Wei; Liu, Shaorong

    2011-01-01

    Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) is a fundamental analytical technique for proteomic research, and SDS–capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE) is its miniaturized version. Compared to conventional slab-gel electrophoresis, SDS-CGE has many advantages such as increased separation efficiency, reduced separation time and automated operation. SDS-CGE is not widely accepted in proteomic research primarily due to the difficulties in identifying the well-resolved proteins. MALDI–TOF–MS is an outstanding platform for protein identifications. Coupling the two would solve the problem but is extremely challenging because the MS detector has no access to the SDS-CGE resolved proteins and the SDS interferes with MS detection. In this work we introduce an approach to address these issues. We discover that poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) membranes are excellent materials for collecting SDS-CGE separated proteins. We demonstrate that we can wash off the SDS bound to the collected proteins and identify these proteins on-membrane with MALDI-TOF-MS. We also show that we can immunoblot and Coomassie-stain the proteins collected on these membranes. PMID:21309548

  18. Development and validation of an extended database for yeast identification by MALDI-TOF MS in Argentina.

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    Taverna, Constanza Giselle; Mazza, Mariana; Bueno, Nadia Soledad; Alvarez, Christian; Amigot, Susana; Andreani, Mariana; Azula, Natalia; Barrios, Rubén; Fernández, Norma; Fox, Barbara; Guelfand, Liliana; Maldonado, Ivana; Murisengo, Omar Alejandro; Relloso, Silvia; Vivot, Matias; Davel, Graciela

    2018-05-11

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has revolutionized the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories because it is rapid, relatively simple to use, accurate, and can be used for a wide number of microorganisms. Several studies have demonstrated the utility of this technique in the identification of yeasts; however, its performance is usually improved by the extension of the database. Here we developed an in-house database of 143 strains belonging to 42 yeast species in the MALDI Biotyper platform, and we validated the extended database with 388 regional strains and 15 reference strains belonging to 55 yeast species. We also performed an intra- and interlaboratory study to assess reproducibility and analyzed the use of the cutoff values of 1.700 and 2.000 to correctly identify at species level. The creation of an in-house database that extended the manufacturer's database was successful in view of no incorrect identification was introduced. The best performance was observed by using the extended database and a cutoff value of 1.700 with a sensitivity of .94 and specificity of .96. A reproducibility study showed utility to detect deviations and could be used for external quality control. The extended database was able to differentiate closely related species and it has potential in distinguishing the molecular genotypes of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.

  19. NMR and MALDI-TOF MS based characterization of exopolysaccharides in anaerobic microbial aggregates from full-scale reactors

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    Gonzalez-Gil, Graciela

    2015-09-22

    Anaerobic granular sludge is composed of multispecies microbial aggregates embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Here we characterized the chemical fingerprint of the polysaccharide fraction of EPS in anaerobic granules obtained from full-scale reactors treating different types of wastewater. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals of the polysaccharide region from the granules were very complex, likely as a result of the diverse microbial population in the granules. Using nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMDS), the 1H NMR signals of reference polysaccharides (gellan, xanthan, alginate) and those of the anaerobic granules revealed that there were similarities between the polysaccharides extracted from granules and the reference polysaccharide alginate. Further analysis of the exopolysaccharides from anaerobic granules, and reference polysaccharides using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) revealed that exopolysaccharides from two of the anaerobic granular sludges studied exhibited spectra similar to that of alginate. The presence of sequences related to the synthesis of alginate was confirmed in the metagenomes of the granules. Collectively these results suggest that alginate-like exopolysaccharides are constituents of the EPS matrix in anaerobic granular sludge treating different industrial wastewater. This finding expands the engineered environments where alginate has been found as EPS constituent of microbial aggregates.

  20. MALDI-TOF MS Versus VITEK®2: Comparison of Systems for the Identification of Microorganisms Responsible for Bacteremia.

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    Febbraro, Filomena; Rodio, Donatella Maria; Puggioni, Gianluca; Antonelli, Guido; Pietropaolo, Valeria; Trancassini, Maria

    2016-12-01

    We evaluated the reliability and accuracy of the combined use of MALDI-TOF MS and classical ID VITEK 2 to identify monomicrobial infection in blood culture bottles. In total, 70 consecutive positive blood cultures were included in this study. Positive blood culture bottles were subjected to Gram staining and subcultured on solid media. Isolates grown from such culture media were used for classical ID using VITEK 2 system. In parallel, an aliquot was subjected to a lysing-centrifugation method and used for the identification with the MALDI-TOF system. Results evidenced the correct genus and species identification of 91.4 % of microorganisms responsible for bacteremia with an agreement to the species and the genus level. If compared with the standard method VITEK 2 , our simple and cost-effective sample preparation method would be very useful for rapid identification of microorganisms using blood culture bottles. In fact, the direct method showed rapid and reliable results, especially for the gram-negative group.

  1. Two Classifiers Based on Serum Peptide Pattern for Prediction of HBV-Induced Liver Cirrhosis Using MALDI-TOF MS

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    Yuan Cao

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV is associated with the majority of cases of liver cirrhosis (LC in China. Although liver biopsy is the reference method for evaluation of cirrhosis, it is an invasive procedure with inherent risk. The aim of this study is to discover novel noninvasive specific serum biomarkers for the diagnosis of HBV-induced LC. We performed bead fractionation/MALDI-TOF MS analysis on sera from patients with LC. Thirteen feature peaks which had optimal discriminatory performance were obtained by using support-vector-machine-(SVM- based strategy. Based on the previous results, five supervised machine learning methods were employed to construct classifiers that discriminated proteomic spectra of patients with HBV-induced LC from those of controls. Here, we describe two novel methods for prediction of HBV-induced LC, termed LC-NB and LC-MLP, respectively. We obtained a sensitivity of 90.9%, a specificity of 94.9%, and overall accuracy of 93.8% on an independent test set. Comparisons with the existing methods showed that LC-NB and LC-MLP held better accuracy. Our study suggests that potential serum biomarkers can be determined for discriminating LC and non-LC cohorts by using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. These two classifiers could be used for clinical practice in HBV-induced LC assessment.

  2. NMR and MALDI-TOF MS based characterization of exopolysaccharides in anaerobic microbial aggregates from full-scale reactors

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    Gonzalez-Gil, Graciela; Thomas, Ludivine; Emwas, Abdul-Hamid M.; Lens, Piet N. L.; Saikaly, Pascal

    2015-01-01

    Anaerobic granular sludge is composed of multispecies microbial aggregates embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Here we characterized the chemical fingerprint of the polysaccharide fraction of EPS in anaerobic granules obtained from full-scale reactors treating different types of wastewater. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals of the polysaccharide region from the granules were very complex, likely as a result of the diverse microbial population in the granules. Using nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMDS), the 1H NMR signals of reference polysaccharides (gellan, xanthan, alginate) and those of the anaerobic granules revealed that there were similarities between the polysaccharides extracted from granules and the reference polysaccharide alginate. Further analysis of the exopolysaccharides from anaerobic granules, and reference polysaccharides using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) revealed that exopolysaccharides from two of the anaerobic granular sludges studied exhibited spectra similar to that of alginate. The presence of sequences related to the synthesis of alginate was confirmed in the metagenomes of the granules. Collectively these results suggest that alginate-like exopolysaccharides are constituents of the EPS matrix in anaerobic granular sludge treating different industrial wastewater. This finding expands the engineered environments where alginate has been found as EPS constituent of microbial aggregates.

  3. HPLC, NMR and MALDI-TOF MS analysis of condensed tannins from Lithocarpus glaber leaves with potent free radical scavenging activity.

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    Zhang, Liang Liang; Lin, Yi Ming

    2008-12-04

    Using acid-catalyzed degradation in the presence of cysteamine, the condensed tannins from Lithocarpus glaber leaves were characterized, following thiolysis, by means of reversed-phase HPLC, 13C-NMR and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analyses. The thiolysis reaction products showed the presence of the procyanidin (PC) and prodelphinidin (PD) structures. The 13C-NMR spectrum revealed that the condensed tannins were comprised of PD (72.4%) and PC (27.6%), and with a greater content of cis configuration rather than the trans configuration of C2-C3. The MALDI-TOF MS analysis proved the presence of PD units, and the maximum degree of polymerization (DP) was an undecamer. The antioxidant activity of condensed tannins from L. glaber leaves was evaluated by using a free radical scavenging activity assay.

  4. HPLC, NMR and MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Condensed Tannins from Lithocarpus glaber Leaves with Potent Free Radical Scavenging Activity

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    Zhang, Liang Liang; Lin, Yi Ming

    2008-01-01

    Using acid-catalyzed degradation in the presence of cysteamine, the condensed tannins from Lithocarpus glaber leaves were characterized, following thiolysis, by means of reversed-phase HPLC, 13C-NMR and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analyses. The thiolysis reaction products showed the presence of the procyanidin (PC) and prodelphinidin (PD) structures. The 13C-NMR spectrum revealed that the condensed tannins were comprised of PD (7...

  5. MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Condensed Tannins with Potent Antioxidant Activity from the Leaf, Stem Bark and Root Bark of Acacia confusa

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    Wei; Zhou; Lin; Liao; Chai

    2010-01-01

    The structures of the condensed tannins from leaf, stem bark and root bark of Acacia confusa were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis, and their antioxidant activities were measured using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) assays. The results showed that the condensed tannins from stem bark and root bark include propelargonidin and procyanidi...

  6. Application of MALDI-TOF MS fingerprinting as a quick tool for identification and clustering of foodborne pathogens isolated from food products.

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    Elbehiry, Ayman; Marzouk, Eman; Hamada, Mohamed; Al-Dubaib, Musaad; Alyamani, Essam; Moussa, Ihab M; AlRowaidhan, Anhar; Hemeg, Hassan A

    2017-10-01

    Foodborne pathogens can be associated with a wide variety of food products and it is very important to identify them to supply safe food and prevent foodborne infections. Since traditional techniques are timeconsuming and laborious, this study was designed for rapid identification and clustering of foodborne pathogens isolated from various restaurants in Al-Qassim region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Sixty-nine bacterial and thirty-two fungal isolates isolated from 80 food samples were used in this study. Preliminary identification was carried out through culture and BD Phoenix™ methods. A confirmatory identification technique was then performed using MALDI-TOF MS. The BD Phoenix results revealed that 97% (67/69 isolates) of bacteria were correctly identified as 75% Enterobacter cloacae, 95.45% Campylobacter jejuni and 100% for Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. While 94.44% (29/32 isolates) of fungi were correctly identified as 77.77% Alternaria alternate, 88.88% Aspergillus niger and 100% for Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium digitatum, Candida albicans and Debaryomyces hansenii. However, all bacterial and fungal isolates were 100% properly identified by MALDI-TOF MS fingerprinting with a score value ≥2.00. A gel view illustrated that the spectral peaks for the identified isolates fluctuate between 3,000 and 10,000 Da. The results of main spectra library (MSP) dendrogram showed that the bacterial and fungal isolates matched with 19 and 9 reference strains stored in the Bruker taxonomy, respectively. Our results indicated that MALDI-TOF MS is a promising technique for fast and accurate identification of foodborne pathogens.

  7. MALDI-TOF MS performance compared to direct examination, culture, and 16S rDNA PCR for the rapid diagnosis of bone and joint infections.

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    Lallemand, E; Coiffier, G; Arvieux, C; Brillet, E; Guggenbuhl, P; Jolivet-Gougeon, A

    2016-05-01

    The rapid identification of bacterial species involved in bone and joint infections (BJI) is an important element to optimize the diagnosis and care of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the rapid diagnosis of bone infections, directly on synovial fluid (SF) or on crushed osteoarticular samples (CS). From January to October 2013, we prospectively analyzed 111 osteoarticular samples (bone and joint samples, BJS) from 78 patients in care at the University Hospital of Rennes, France. The diagnosis procedure leading to the sample collection was linked to a suspicion of infection, inflammatory disease, arthritis, or for any bone or joint abnormalities. Standard bacteriological diagnosis and molecular biology analysis [16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing] were conducted. In addition, analysis by MALDI-TOF MS was performed directly on the osteoarticular samples, as soon as the amount allowed. Culture, which remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of BJI, has the highest sensitivity (85.9 %) and remains necessary to test antimicrobial susceptibility. The 16S rDNA PCR results were positive in the group with positive BJI (28.6 %) and negative in the group without infection. Direct examination remains insensitive (31.7 %) but more effective than MALDI-TOF MS directly on the sample (6.3 %). The specificity was 100 % in all cases, except for culture (74.5 %). Bacterial culture remains the gold standard, especially enrichment in blood bottles. Direct analysis of bone samples with MALDI-TOF MS is not useful, possibly due to the low inoculum of BJS.

  8. Preparative isoelectric focusing of microorganisms in cellulose-based separation medium and subsequent analysis by CIEF and MALDI-TOF MS

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    Horká, Marie; Šlais, Karel; Šalplachta, Jiří; Růžička, F.

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 990, OCT (2017), s. 185-193 ISSN 0003-2670 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA16-03749S; GA MV(CZ) VI20172020069; GA MZd(CZ) NV16-29916A Institutional support: RVO:68081715 Keywords : preparative isoelectric focusing * colored microorganisms * isoelectric points * CIEF and MALDI-TOF MS Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation OBOR OECD: Analytical chemistry Impact factor: 4.950, year: 2016

  9. [Detection of serum proteins in the patients of lung adenocarcinoma by the method of magnetic bead based sample fractionation and MALDI-TOF-MS].

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    Liu, Dan; Liu, Lun-Xu; Yuan, Quan; Li, Xiao-Liang; Huang, Na; Yang, Xiao-Dong

    2010-05-01

    To screen the serum proteins related to human lung adenocarcinoma using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) technology. The blood samples were collected from 10 patients of lung adenocarcinoma before and one week after the surgery, while 10 healthy subjects were used as control. The differential protein expression between the two groups and the change of those proteins after surgery were studied by ClinProt magnetic bead enrichment and MALDI-TOF-MS. Six protein peaks were identified, 2 of them were highly expressed protein biomarkers with relative molecular weights of 2661, 2991, and increased after the surgery, 4 of them were lowly expressed protein biomarkers with relative molecular weights of 4091, 4210, 4644, 5336, which continuously decreased after the surgery. ClinProt magnetic bead enrichment and MALDI-TOF-MS is a quick, easy and sensitive method of proteomics. The differential expressed proteins may be the latent tumor marker of lung adenocarcinoma. The alteration of those proteins after surgery might be helpful to assess the therapeutic effect and prognosis.

  10. Feasibility of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) networking in university hospitals in Brussels.

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    Martiny, D; Cremagnani, P; Gaillard, A; Miendje Deyi, V Y; Mascart, G; Ebraert, A; Attalibi, S; Dediste, A; Vandenberg, O

    2014-05-01

    The mutualisation of analytical platforms might be used to address rising healthcare costs. Our study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of networking a unique matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system for common use in several university hospitals in Brussels, Belgium. During a one-month period, 1,055 successive bacterial isolates from the Brugmann University Hospital were identified on-site using conventional techniques; these same isolates were also identified using a MALDI-TOF MS system at the Porte de Hal Laboratory by sending target plates and identification projects via transportation and the INFECTIO_MALDI software (Infopartner, Nancy, France), respectively. The occurrence of transmission problems (MS networking always provided a faster identification result than conventional techniques, except when chromogenic culture media and oxidase tests were used (p MS networking could lead to substantial annual cost savings. MALDI-TOF MS networking presents many advantages, and few conventional techniques (optochin and oxidase tests) are required to ensure the same quality in patient care from the distant laboratory. Nevertheless, such networking should not be considered unless there is a reorganisation of workflow, efficient communication between teams, qualified technologists and a reliable IT department and helpdesk to manage potential connectivity problems.

  11. Species-Level Discrimination of Psychrotrophic Pathogenic and Spoilage Gram-Negative Raw Milk Isolates Using a Combined MALDI-TOF MS Proteomics-Bioinformatics-based Approach.

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    Vithanage, Nuwan R; Bhongir, Jeevana; Jadhav, Snehal R; Ranadheera, Chaminda S; Palombo, Enzo A; Yeager, Thomas R; Datta, Nivedita

    2017-06-02

    Identification of psychrotrophic pathogenic and spoilage Gram-negative bacteria using rapid and reliable techniques is important in commercial milk processing, as these bacteria can produce heat-resistant proteases and act as postprocessing contaminants in pasteurized milk. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a proven technology for identification of bacteria in food, however, may require optimization for identification of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria in milk and dairy products. The current study evaluated the effects of various culture conditions and sample preparation methods on assigning of raw milk isolates to the species level by MALDI-TOF MS. The results indicated that culture media, incubation conditions (temperature and time), and sample preparation significantly affected the identification rates of bacteria to the species level. Nevertheless, the development of spectral libraries of isolates grown on different media using a web tool for hierarchical clustering of peptide mass spectra (SPECLUST) followed by a ribosomal protein based bioinformatics approach significantly enhanced the assigning of bacteria, with at least one unique candidate biomarker peak identified for each species. Phyloproteomic relationships based on spectral profiles were compared to phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences and demonstrated similar clustering patterns with significant discriminatory power. Thus, with appropriate optimization, MALDI-TOF MS is a valuable tool for species-level discrimination of pathogenic and milk spoilage bacteria.

  12. Assessment of various parameters to improve MALDI-TOF MS reference spectra libraries constructed for the routine identification of filamentous fungi.

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    Normand, Anne-Cécile; Cassagne, Carole; Ranque, Stéphane; L'ollivier, Coralie; Fourquet, Patrick; Roesems, Sam; Hendrickx, Marijke; Piarroux, Renaud

    2013-04-08

    The poor reproducibility of matrix-assisted desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) spectra limits the effectiveness of the MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of filamentous fungi with highly heterogeneous phenotypes in routine clinical laboratories. This study aimed to enhance the MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of filamentous fungi by assessing several architectures of reference spectrum libraries. We established reference spectrum libraries that included 30 filamentous fungus species with various architectures characterized by distinct combinations of the following: i) technical replicates, i.e., the number of analyzed deposits for each culture used to build a reference meta-spectrum (RMS); ii) biological replicates, i.e., the number of RMS derived from the distinct subculture of each strain; and iii) the number of distinct strains of a given species. We then compared the effectiveness of each library in the identification of 200 prospectively collected clinical isolates, including 38 species in 28 genera.Identification effectiveness was improved by increasing the number of both RMS per strain (plibrary markedly improved the effectiveness of the MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of clinical filamentous fungi.

  13. Early Diagnosis of Irkut Virus Infection Using Magnetic Bead-Based Serum Peptide Profiling by MALDI-TOF MS in a Mouse Model

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Early diagnosis is important for the prompt post-exposure prophylaxis of lyssavirus infections. To diagnose Irkut virus (IRKV infection during incubation in mice, a novel method using magnetic bead-based serum peptide profiling by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS has been established. For this test, serum peptides were concentrated by adsorption to and elution from the magnetic bead-based weak cation ion exchanger. Mass spectrograms obtained by MALDI-TOF MS were analyzed using ClinProTools bioinformatics software. Construction of the diagnostic model was performed using serum samples from mice infected with IRKV and rabies virus (RABV BD06, Flury-LEP, and SRV9 (as controls. The method accurately diagnosed sera 2, 4 and 8 days after IRKV and RABV infections. The sensitivity, specificity, and total accuracy of diagnosis were 86.7%, 95.2%, and 92.9%, respectively. However, IRKV could not be differentiated from RABV 1 day after infection. The results of the present study indicate that serum peptide profiling by MALDI-TOF MS is a promising technique for the early clinical diagnosis of lyssavirus infections and needs to be further tested in humans and farm animals.

  14. Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Can Precisely Discriminate the Lineages of Listeria monocytogenes and Species of Listeria.

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    Ojima-Kato, Teruyo; Yamamoto, Naomi; Takahashi, Hajime; Tamura, Hiroto

    2016-01-01

    The genetic lineages of Listeria monocytogenes and other species of the genus Listeria are correlated with pathogenesis in humans. Although matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has become a prevailing tool for rapid and reliable microbial identification, the precise discrimination of Listeria species and lineages remains a crucial issue in clinical settings and for food safety. In this study, we constructed an accurate and reliable MS database to discriminate the lineages of L. monocytogenes and the species of Listeria (L. monocytogenes, L. innocua, L. welshimeri, L. seeligeri, L. ivanovii, L. grayi, and L. rocourtiae) based on the S10-spc-alpha operon gene encoded ribosomal protein mass spectrum (S10-GERMS) proteotyping method, which relies on both genetic information (genomics) and observed MS peaks in MALDI-TOF MS (proteomics). The specific set of eight biomarkers (ribosomal proteins L24, L6, L18, L15, S11, S9, L31 type B, and S16) yielded characteristic MS patterns for the lineages of L. monocytogenes and the different species of Listeria, and led to the construction of a MS database that was successful in discriminating between these organisms in MALDI-TOF MS fingerprinting analysis followed by advanced proteotyping software Strain Solution analysis. We also confirmed the constructed database on the proteotyping software Strain Solution by using 23 Listeria strains collected from natural sources.

  15. Differentiation of clinically relevant Mucorales Rhizopus microsporus and R. arrhizus by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Dolatabadi, Somayeh; Kolecka, Anna; Versteeg, Matthijs; de Hoog, Sybren G; Boekhout, Teun

    2015-07-01

    This study addresses the usefulness of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) MS for reliable identification of the two most frequently occurring clinical species of Rhizopus, namely Rhizopus arrhizus with its two varieties, arrhizus and delemar, and Rhizopus microsporus. The test-set comprised 38 isolates of clinical and environmental origin previously identified by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequencing of rDNA. Multi-locus sequence data targeting three gene markers (ITS, ACT, TEF ) showed two monophylic clades for Rhizopus arrhizus and Rhizopus microsporus (bootstrap values of 99 %). Cluster analysis confirmed the presence of two distinct clades within Rhizopus arrhizus representing its varieties arrhizus and delemar. The MALDI Biotyper 3.0 Microflex LT platform (Bruker Daltonics) was used to confirm the distinction between Rhizopus arrhizus and Rhizopus microsporus and the presence of two varieties within the species Rhizopus arrhizus. An in-house database of 30 reference main spectra (MSPs) was initially tested for correctness using commercially available databases of Bruker Daltonics. By challenging the database with the same strains of which an in-house database was created, automatic identification runs confirmed that MALDI-TOF MS is able to recognize the strains at the variety level. Based on principal component analysis, two MSP dendrograms were created and showed concordance with the multi-locus tree; thus, MALDI-TOF MS is a useful tool for diagnostics of mucoralean species.

  16. A novel cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus complex revealed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Suzuki, Hiromichi; Yoshida, Shiomi; Yoshida, Atsushi; Okuzumi, Katsuko; Fukusima, Atsuhito; Hishinuma, Akira

    2015-12-01

    Mycobacterium abscessus complex is a rapidly growing mycobacterium consisting of 3 subspecies, M. abscessus, Mycobacterium massiliense, and Mycobacterium bolletii. However, rapid and accurate species identification is difficult. We first evaluated a suitable protocol of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for distinguishing these subspecies. Then, we studied spectral signals by MALDI-TOF MS in 59 M. abscessus, 42 M. massiliense, and 2 M. bolletii. Among several specific spectral signals, 4 signals clearly differentiate M. massiliense from the other 2 subspecies, M. abscessus and M. bolletii. Moreover, 6 of the 42 M. massiliense isolates showed a spectral pattern similar to M. abscessus. These isolates correspond to the distinctive class of M. massiliense (cluster D) which is closer to M. abscessus by the previous variable number tandem repeat analysis. These results indicate that MALDI-TOF MS is not only useful for the identification of 3 subspecies of M. abscessus complex but also capable of distinguishing clusters of M. massiliense. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Rapid Identification of Microorganisms from Positive Blood Culture by MALDI-TOF MS After Short-Term Incubation on Solid Medium.

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    Curtoni, Antonio; Cipriani, Raffaella; Marra, Elisa Simona; Barbui, Anna Maria; Cavallo, Rossana; Costa, Cristina

    2017-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) is a useful tool for rapid identification of microorganisms. Unfortunately, its direct application to positive blood culture is still lacking standardized procedures. In this study, we evaluated an easy- and rapid-to-perform protocol for MALDI-TOF MS direct identification of microorganisms from positive blood culture after a short-term incubation on solid medium. This protocol was used to evaluate direct identification of microorganisms from 162 positive monomicrobial blood cultures; at different incubation times (3, 5, 24 h), MALDI-TOF MS assay was performed from the growing microorganism patina. Overall, MALDI-TOF MS concordance with conventional methods at species level was 60.5, 80.2, and 93.8% at 3, 5, and 24 h, respectively. Considering only bacteria, the identification performances at species level were 64.1, 85.0, and 94.1% at 3, 5, and 24 h, respectively. This protocol applied to a commercially available MS typing system may represent, a fast and powerful diagnostic tool for pathogen direct identification and for a promptly and pathogen-driven antimicrobial therapy in selected cases.

  18. Site-specific glycoprofiling of N-linked glycopeptides using MALDI-TOF MS: strong correlation between signal strength and glycoform quantities

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    Thaysen-Andersen, Morten; Mysling, Simon; Højrup, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Site-specific glycoprofiling of N-linked glycopeptides using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is an emerging technique, but its quantitative accuracy lacks documentation. Thus, a systematic study of widely different glycopeptides was perf......Site-specific glycoprofiling of N-linked glycopeptides using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is an emerging technique, but its quantitative accuracy lacks documentation. Thus, a systematic study of widely different glycopeptides...... was performed to determine the relationship between the relative abundances of the individual glycoforms and the MALDI-TOF MS signal strength. Glycopeptides derived from glycoproteins containing neutral glycans (ribonuclease B, IgG, and ovalbumin) were initially profiled and yielded excellent and reproducible...... quantitation (correlation coefficient r = 0.9958, n = 5) when evaluated against a normal phase HPLC 2-AB glycan profile. Similarly, precise quantitation was observed for various forms of N-glycans (free, permethylated, and fluorescence-labeled) using MS. In addition, three different sialoglycopeptides from...

  19. Proteomic profiling of renal allograft rejection in serum using magnetic bead-based sample fractionation and MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Sui, Weiguo; Huang, Liling; Dai, Yong; Chen, Jiejing; Yan, Qiang; Huang, He

    2010-12-01

    Proteomics is one of the emerging techniques for biomarker discovery. Biomarkers can be used for early noninvasive diagnosis and prognosis of diseases and treatment efficacy evaluation. In the present study, the well-established research systems of ClinProt Micro solution incorporated unique magnetic bead sample preparation technology, which, based on matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), have become very successful in bioinformatics due to its outstanding performance and reproducibility for discovery disease-related biomarker. We collected fasting blood samples from patients with biopsy-confirmed acute renal allograft rejection (n = 12), chronic rejection (n = 12), stable graft function (n = 12) and also from healthy volunteers (n = 13) to study serum peptidome patterns. Specimens were purified with magnetic bead-based weak cation exchange chromatography and analyzed with a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. The results indicated that 18 differential peptide peaks were selected as potential biomarkers of acute renal allograft rejection, and 6 differential peptide peaks were selected as potential biomarkers of chronic rejection. A Quick Classifier Algorithm was used to set up the classification models for acute and chronic renal allograft rejection. The algorithm models recognize 82.64% of acute rejection and 98.96% of chronic rejection episodes, respectively. We were able to identify serum protein fingerprints in small sample sizes of recipients with renal allograft rejection and establish the models for diagnosis of renal allograft rejection. This preliminary study demonstrated that proteomics is an emerging tool for early diagnosis of renal allograft rejection and helps us to better understand the pathogenesis of disease process.

  20. Proteomic analysis of plasma proteins in diabetic retinopathy patients by two dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-Tof-MS.

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    Gopalakrishnan, Vidhya; Purushothaman, Parthiban; Bhaskar, Anusha

    2015-01-01

    Diabetic retinopathy is a highly specific vascular complication of diabetes mellitus and progresses from mild non-proliferative abnormalities characterized by increased vascular permeability to moderate and severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy characterized by the growth of blood vessels on the retina. The aim of the study was to identify the differentially expressed proteins in diabetic retinopathy using two-dimensional electrophoresis. Blood sample was drawn from subjects with diabetes mellitus (without retinopathy) who served as controls and patients with diabetic retinopathy in tubes containing EDTA as anticoagulant. Albumin and immunoglobulin IgG collectively removed to enrich proteins of lower abundance. 2de was carried out to see if there are any differentially expressed proteins. Approximately 48 and 61 spots were identified in control and diabetic retinopathy respectively, of which three protein spots RBP1 (retinol-binding protein 1), NUD10 (Diphosphoinositol polyphosphohydrolase 3 alpha), NGB (neuroglobin) were down regulated and HBG2 (hemoglobin) and BY55 (CD 160 antigen) were upregulated in diabetic retinopathy. These five protein spots were excised and were subjected to in-gel tryptic digestion, and their identities were determined by ultraflex MALDI-TOF-MS. We report a comprehensive patient-based plasma proteomic approach to the identification of potential biomarkers for diabetic retinopathy screening and detection. We identified 5 different proteins that were differentially expressed in the plasma of control diabetic patients (without retinopathy). Among these five proteins the expression of neuroglobin (NGB) protein varied significantly and may be a potential biomarker in diabetic retinopathy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Microbial identification and automated antibiotic susceptibility testing directly from positive blood cultures using MALDI-TOF MS and VITEK 2.

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    Wattal, C; Oberoi, J K

    2016-01-01

    The study addresses the utility of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation Time-Of-Flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) using VITEK MS and the VITEK 2 antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) system for direct identification (ID) and timely AST from positive blood culture bottles using a lysis-filtration method (LFM). Between July and December 2014, a total of 140 non-duplicate mono-microbial blood cultures were processed. An aliquot of positive blood culture broth was incubated with lysis buffer before the bacteria were filtered and washed. Micro-organisms recovered from the filter were first identified using VITEK MS and its suspension was used for direct AST by VITEK 2 once the ID was known. Direct ID and AST results were compared with classical methods using solid growth. Out of the 140 bottles tested, VITEK MS resulted in 70.7 % correct identification to the genus and/ or species level. For the 103 bottles where identification was possible, there was agreement in 97 samples (94.17 %) with classical culture. Compared to the routine method, the direct AST resulted in category agreement in 860 (96.5 %) of 891 bacteria-antimicrobial agent combinations tested. The results of direct ID and AST were available 16.1 hours before those of the standard approach on average. The combined use of VITEK MS and VITEK 2 directly on samples from positive blood culture bottles using a LFM technique can result in rapid and reliable ID and AST results in blood stream infections to result in early institution of targeted treatment. The combination of LFM and AST using VITEK 2 was found to expedite AST more reliably.

  2. Comparison of biomarker based Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and conventional methods in the identification of clinically relevant bacteria and yeast.

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    Kassim, Ali; Pflüger, Valentin; Premji, Zul; Daubenberger, Claudia; Revathi, Gunturu

    2017-05-25

    MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or fingerprinting. Biomarker based databases have also been developed and there is optimism that these may be superior to pattern recognition based databases. This study compared the performance of ribosomal biomarker based MALDI-TOF MS and conventional methods in the identification of selected bacteria and yeast. The study was a cross sectional study identifying clinically relevant bacteria and yeast isolated from varied clinical specimens submitted to a clinical laboratory. The identification of bacteria using conventional Vitek 2™ automated system, serotyping and MALDI-TOF MS was performed as per standard operating procedures. Comparison of sensitivities were then carried out using Pearson Chi-Square test and p-value of bacteria and Gram positive bacteria to the species level. For the Gram positive bacteria, significant difference was observed in the identification of Coagulase negative Staphylococci (p = 0.000) and Enterococcus (p = 0.008). Significant difference was also observed between serotyping and MALDI-TOF MS (p = 0.005) and this was attributed to the lack of identification of Shigella species by MALDI-TOF MS. There was no significant difference observed in the identification of yeast however some species of Candida were unidentified by MALDI-TOF MS. Biomarker based MALDI-TOF MS had good performance in a clinical laboratory setting with high sensitivities in the identification of clinically relevant microorganisms.

  3. Identification of phlebotomine sand flies using one MALDI-TOF MS reference database and two mass spectrometer systems.

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    Mathis, Alexander; Depaquit, Jérôme; Dvořák, Vit; Tuten, Holly; Bañuls, Anne-Laure; Halada, Petr; Zapata, Sonia; Lehrter, Véronique; Hlavačková, Kristýna; Prudhomme, Jorian; Volf, Petr; Sereno, Denis; Kaufmann, Christian; Pflüger, Valentin; Schaffner, Francis

    2015-05-10

    Rapid, accurate and high-throughput identification of vector arthropods is of paramount importance in surveillance programmes that are becoming more common due to the changing geographic occurrence and extent of many arthropod-borne diseases. Protein profiling by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry fulfils these requirements for identification, and reference databases have recently been established for several vector taxa, mostly with specimens from laboratory colonies. We established and validated a reference database containing 20 phlebotomine sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) species by using specimens from colonies or field-collections that had been stored for various periods of time. Identical biomarker mass patterns ('superspectra') were obtained with colony- or field-derived specimens of the same species. In the validation study, high quality spectra (i.e. more than 30 evaluable masses) were obtained with all fresh insects from colonies, and with 55/59 insects deep-frozen (liquid nitrogen/-80 °C) for up to 25 years. In contrast, only 36/52 specimens stored in ethanol could be identified. This resulted in an overall sensitivity of 87 % (140/161); specificity was 100 %. Duration of storage impaired data counts in the high mass range, and thus cluster analyses of closely related specimens might reflect their storage conditions rather than phenotypic distinctness. A major drawback of MALDI-TOF MS is the restricted availability of in-house databases and the fact that mass spectrometers from 2 companies (Bruker, Shimadzu) are widely being used. We have analysed fingerprints of phlebotomine sand flies obtained by automatic routine procedure on a Bruker instrument by using our database and the software established on a Shimadzu system. The sensitivity with 312 specimens from 8 sand fly species from laboratory colonies when evaluating only high quality spectra was 98.3 %; the specificity was 100 %. The corresponding diagnostic values with 55 field

  4. Insight into Identification of Acinetobacter Species by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in the Clinical Laboratory

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    Li, Xiuyuan; Tang, Yanyan; Lu, Xinxin

    2018-04-01

    Currently, the capability of identification for Acinetobacter species using MALDI-TOF MS still remains unclear in clinical laboratories due to certain elusory phenomena. Thus, we conducted this research to evaluate this technique and reveal the causes of misidentification. Briefly, a total of 788 Acinetobacter strains were collected and confirmed at the species level by 16S rDNA and rpoB sequencing, and subsequently compared to the identification by MALDI-TOF MS using direct smear and bacterial extraction pretreatments. Cluster analysis was performed based on the mass spectra and 16S rDNA to reflect the diversity among different species. Eventually, 19 Acinetobacter species were confirmed, including 6 species unavailable in Biotyper 3.0 database. Another novel species was observed, temporarily named A. corallinus. The accuracy of identification for Acinetobacter species using MALDI-TOF MS was 97.08% (765/788), regardless of which pretreatment was applied. The misidentification only occurred on 3 A. parvus strains and 20 strains of species unavailable in the database. The proportions of strains with identification score ≥ 2.000 using direct smear and bacterial extraction pretreatments were 86.04% (678/788) and 95.43% (752/788), χ 2 = 41.336, P clinical samples was deemed reliable. Misidentification occurred occasionally due to the insufficiency of the database rather than sample extraction failure. We suggest gene sequencing should be performed when the identification score is under 2.000 even when using bacterial extraction pretreatment. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  5. Gram-stain plus MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry for a rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infection.

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    Almudena Burillo

    Full Text Available Microbiological confirmation of a urinary tract infection (UTI takes 24-48 h. In the meantime, patients are usually given empirical antibiotics, sometimes inappropriately. We assessed the feasibility of sequentially performing a Gram stain and MALDI-TOF MS mass spectrometry (MS on urine samples to anticipate clinically useful information. In May-June 2012, we randomly selected 1000 urine samples from patients with suspected UTI. All were Gram stained and those yielding bacteria of a single morphotype were processed for MALDI-TOF MS. Our sequential algorithm was correlated with the standard semiquantitative urine culture result as follows: Match, the information provided was anticipative of culture result; Minor error, the information provided was partially anticipative of culture result; Major error, the information provided was incorrect, potentially leading to inappropriate changes in antimicrobial therapy. A positive culture was obtained in 242/1000 samples. The Gram stain revealed a single morphotype in 207 samples, which were subjected to MALDI-TOF MS. The diagnostic performance of the Gram stain was: sensitivity (Se 81.3%, specificity (Sp 93.2%, positive predictive value (PPV 81.3%, negative predictive value (NPV 93.2%, positive likelihood ratio (+LR 11.91, negative likelihood ratio (-LR 0.20 and accuracy 90.0% while that of MALDI-TOF MS was: Se 79.2%, Sp 73.5, +LR 2.99, -LR 0.28 and accuracy 78.3%. The use of both techniques provided information anticipative of the culture result in 82.7% of cases, information with minor errors in 13.4% and information with major errors in 3.9%. Results were available within 1 h. Our serial algorithm provided information that was consistent or showed minor errors for 96.1% of urine samples from patients with suspected UTI. The clinical impacts of this rapid UTI diagnosis strategy need to be assessed through indicators of adequacy of treatment such as a reduced time to appropriate empirical treatment or

  6. Selective extraction of phospholipids from dairy products by micro-solid phase extraction based on titanium dioxide microcolumns followed by MALDI-TOF-MS analysis

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    Calvano, Cosima; Jensen, Ole; Zambonin, Carlo

    2009-01-01

    A new micro-solid phase extraction (micro-SPE) procedure based on titanium dioxide microcolumns was developed for the selective extraction of phospholipids (PLs) from dairy products before matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) analysis. All...... the extraction steps (loading, washing, and elution) have been optimized using a synthetic mixture of PLs standard and the procedure was subsequently applied to food samples such as milk, chocolate milk and butter. The whole method demonstrated to be simpler than traditional approaches and it appears very...

  7. Lactococcus garvieae endocarditis in a native valve identified by MALDI-TOF MS and PCR-based 16s rRNA in Spain: A case report

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    V. Heras Cañas

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    Full Text Available Lactococcus garvieae is a Gram-positive, catalase negative coccus arranged in pairs or short chains, well-known as a fish pathogen. We report a case of Infective Endocarditis (IE by L. garvieae in a native valve from a 68-year-old male with unknown history of contact with raw fish and an extensive history of heart disease. This case highlights the reliability of MALDI-TOF MS compared to conventional methods in the identification of rare microorganisms like this.

  8. An Improved In-house MALDI-TOF MS Protocol for Direct Cost-Effective Identification of Pathogens from Blood Cultures

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    Menglan Zhou

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Bloodstream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. Delays in the identification of microorganisms often leads to a poor prognosis. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS directly to blood culture (BC broth can potentially identify bloodstream infections earlier, and facilitate timely management.Methods: We developed an “in-house” (IH protocol for direct MALDI-TOF MS based identification of organisms in positive BCs. The IH protocol was initially evaluated and improved with spiked BC samples, and its performance was compared with the commercial Sepsityper™ kit using both traditional and modified cut-off values. We then studied in parallel the performance of the IH protocol and the colony MS identifications in positive clinical BC samples using only modified cut-off values. All discrepancies were investigated by “gold standard” of gene sequencing.Results: In 54 spiked BC samples, the IH method showed comparable results with Sepsityper™ after applying modified cut-off values. Specifically, accurate species and genus level identification was achieved in 88.7 and 3.9% of all the clinical monomicrobial BCs (284/301, 94.4%, respectively. The IH protocol exhibited superior performance for Gram negative bacteria than for Gram positive bacteria (92.8 vs. 82.4%. For anaerobes and yeasts, accurate species identification was achieved in 80.0 and 90.0% of the cases, respectively. For polymicrobial cultures (17/301, 5.6%, MALDI-TOF MS correctly identified a single species present in all the polymicrobial BCs under the Standard mode, while using the MIXED method, two species were correctly identified in 52.9% of the samples. Comparisons based on BC bottle type, showed that the BACTEC™ Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F culture vials performed the best.Conclusion: Our study provides a novel and effective sample preparation method

  9. An Improved In-house MALDI-TOF MS Protocol for Direct Cost-Effective Identification of Pathogens from Blood Cultures.

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    Zhou, Menglan; Yang, Qiwen; Kudinha, Timothy; Sun, Liying; Zhang, Rui; Liu, Chang; Yu, Shuying; Xiao, Meng; Kong, Fanrong; Zhao, Yupei; Xu, Ying-Chun

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    Background: Bloodstream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. Delays in the identification of microorganisms often leads to a poor prognosis. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) directly to blood culture (BC) broth can potentially identify bloodstream infections earlier, and facilitate timely management. Methods: We developed an "in-house" (IH) protocol for direct MALDI-TOF MS based identification of organisms in positive BCs. The IH protocol was initially evaluated and improved with spiked BC samples, and its performance was compared with the commercial Sepsityper™ kit using both traditional and modified cut-off values. We then studied in parallel the performance of the IH protocol and the colony MS identifications in positive clinical BC samples using only modified cut-off values. All discrepancies were investigated by "gold standard" of gene sequencing. Results: In 54 spiked BC samples, the IH method showed comparable results with Sepsityper™ after applying modified cut-off values. Specifically, accurate species and genus level identification was achieved in 88.7 and 3.9% of all the clinical monomicrobial BCs (284/301, 94.4%), respectively. The IH protocol exhibited superior performance for Gram negative bacteria than for Gram positive bacteria (92.8 vs. 82.4%). For anaerobes and yeasts, accurate species identification was achieved in 80.0 and 90.0% of the cases, respectively. For polymicrobial cultures (17/301, 5.6%), MALDI-TOF MS correctly identified a single species present in all the polymicrobial BCs under the Standard mode, while using the MIXED method, two species were correctly identified in 52.9% of the samples. Comparisons based on BC bottle type, showed that the BACTEC™ Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F culture vials performed the best. Conclusion: Our study provides a novel and effective sample preparation method for MALDI-TOF MS

  10. NMR, ESI/MS, and MALDI-TOF/MS analysis of pear juice polymeric proanthocyanidins with potent free radical scavenging activity.

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    Es-Safi, Nour-Eddine; Guyot, Sylvain; Ducrot, Paul-Henri

    2006-09-20

    The structure of a polymeric proanthocyanidin fraction isolated from pear juice was characterized by NMR, ESI/MS, and MALDI-TOF/MS analyses, and its antioxidant activity was investigated using the DPPH free radical scavenging method. The results obtained from 13C NMR analysis showed the predominance of signals representative of procyanidins. Typical signals in the chemical shift region between 70 and 90 ppm demonstrated the exclusive presence of epicatechin units. The results obtained through negative ESI/MS analysis showed singly and doubly charged ions corresponding to the molecular mass of procyanidins with a degree of polymerization up to 22. The spectra obtained through MALDI-TOF/MS analysis revealed the presence of two series of tannin oligomers. Supporting the observations from NMR spectroscopy, the first series consists of well-resolved tannin identified as procyanidin polymers units with chain lengths of up to 25. A second series of monogalloyl flavan-3-ols polymers with polymerization degree up to 25 were also detected. This is the first mass spectrometric evidence confirming the existence of galloylated procyanidin oligomers in pear fruits. Within each of these oligomers, various signals exist suggesting the presence of several oligomeric tannins. The antioxidant properties of the polymeric fraction were investigated through reduction of the DPPH free radical, and the results obtained showed that the polymeric fraction exhibited a higher antioxidant power compared to those of (+)-catechin and B3 procyanidin dimer.

  11. Biomarker- and similarity coefficient-based approaches to bacterial mixture characterization using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Zhang, Lin; Smart, Sonja; Sandrin, Todd R

    2015-11-05

    MALDI-TOF MS profiling has been shown to be a rapid and reliable method to characterize pure cultures of bacteria. Currently, there is keen interest in using this technique to identify bacteria in mixtures. Promising results have been reported with two- or three-isolate model systems using biomarker-based approaches. In this work, we applied MALDI-TOF MS-based methods to a more complex model mixture containing six bacteria. We employed: 1) a biomarker-based approach that has previously been shown to be useful in identification of individual bacteria in pure cultures and simple mixtures and 2) a similarity coefficient-based approach that is routinely and nearly exclusively applied to identification of individual bacteria in pure cultures. Both strategies were developed and evaluated using blind-coded mixtures. With regard to the biomarker-based approach, results showed that most peaks in mixture spectra could be assigned to those found in spectra of each component bacterium; however, peaks shared by two isolates as well as peaks that could not be assigned to any individual component isolate were observed. For two-isolate blind-coded samples, bacteria were correctly identified using both similarity coefficient- and biomarker-based strategies, while for blind-coded samples containing more than two isolates, bacteria were more effectively identified using a biomarker-based strategy.

  12. Confirmation of Fructans biosynthesized in vitro from [1-13C]glucose in asparagus tissues using MALDI-TOF MS and ESI-MS.

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    Suzuki, Takashi; Maeda, Tomoo; Grant, Suzanne; Grant, Gordon; Sporns, Peter

    2013-05-15

    Accumulation of Fructans was confirmed in asparagus tissues that had been cultured for 2 days on media supplemented with glucose. It is very common that Fructans are biosynthesized from sucrose. We hypothesized however that Fructans could also be biosynthesized from glucose. Stem tissues of in vitro-cultured asparagus were subcultured for 72 h on a medium containing 0.5M of [1-(13)C]glucose. A medium containing 0.5M of normal ((12)C) glucose was used as control. Carbohydrates were extracted from the tissues and analyzed using HPLC, MALDI-TOF MS and ESI-MS. HPLC results indicated that the accumulation of short-chain Fructans was similar in both (13)C-labelled and control samples. Short-chain Fructans of DP=3-7 were detected using MALDI-TOF MS. The molecular mass of each oligomer in the (13)C-labelled sample was higher than the mass of the natural sample by 1 m/z unit per sugar moiety. The results of ESI-MS on the HPLC fractions of neokestose and 1-kestose showed that these oligomers (DP=3) were biosynthesized from exogenous glucose added to the medium. We conclude that not only exogenous sucrose but glucose can induce Fructan biosynthesis; fructans of both inulin type and inulin neoseries are also biosynthesized from glucose accumulated in asparagus tissues; the glucose molecules (or its metabolic products) were incorporated into Fructans as structural monomers. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  13. DBDA as a Novel Matrix for the Analyses of Small Molecules and Quantification of Fatty Acids by Negative Ion MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Ling, Ling; Li, Ying; Wang, Sheng; Guo, Liming; Xiao, Chunsheng; Chen, Xuesi; Guo, Xinhua

    2018-04-01

    Matrix interference ions in low mass range has always been a concern when using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to analyze small molecules (matrix, N1,N4-dibenzylidenebenzene-1,4-diamine (DBDA) was synthesized for the analyses of small molecules by negative ion MALDI-TOF MS. Notably, only neat ions ([M-H] - ) of fatty acids without matrix interference appeared in the mass spectra and the limit of detection (LOD) reached 0.3 fmol. DBDA also has great performance towards other small molecules such as amino acids, peptides, and nucleotide. Furthermore, with this novel matrix, the free fatty acids in serum were quantitatively analyzed based on the correlation curves with correlation coefficient of 0.99. In addition, UV-Vis experiments and molecular orbital calculations were performed to explore mechanism about DBDA used as matrix in the negative ion mode. The present work shows that the DBDA matrix is a highly sensitive matrix with few interference ions for analysis of small molecules. Meanwhile, DBDA is able to precisely quantify the fatty acids in real biological samples. Graphical Abstract ᅟ.

  14. Collagen-based proteinaceous binder-pigment interaction study under UV ageing conditions by MALDI-TOF-MS and principal component analysis.

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    Romero-Pastor, Julia; Navas, Natalia; Kuckova, Stepanka; Rodríguez-Navarro, Alejandro; Cardell, Carolina

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    This study focuses on acquiring information on the degradation process of proteinaceous binders due to ultra violet (UV) radiation and possible interactions owing to the presence of historical mineral pigments. With this aim, three different paint model samples were prepared according to medieval recipes, using rabbit glue as proteinaceus binders. One of these model samples contained only the binder, and the other two were prepared by mixing each of the pigments (cinnabar or azurite) with the binder (glue tempera model samples). The model samples were studied by applying Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to their mass spectra obtained with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). The complementary use of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy to study conformational changes of secondary structure of the proteinaceous binder is also proposed. Ageing effects on the model samples after up to 3000 h of UV irradiation were periodically analyzed by the proposed approach. PCA on MS data proved capable of identifying significant changes in the model samples, and the results suggested different aging behavior based on the pigment present. This research represents the first attempt to use this approach (PCA on MALDI-TOF-MS data) in the field of Cultural Heritage and demonstrates the potential benefits in the study of proteinaceous artistic materials for purposes of conservation and restoration. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  15. Magnetic graphene composites as both an adsorbent for sample enrichment and a MALDI-TOF MS matrix for the detection of nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in PM2.5.

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    Zhang, Jiangang; Zhang, Li; Li, Ruijin; Hu, Di; Ma, Nengxuan; Shuang, Shaomin; Cai, Zongwei; Dong, Chuan

    2015-03-07

    A simple and rapid method that uses synthesized magnetic graphene composites as both an adsorbent for enrichment and as a matrix in MALDI-TOF MS analysis was developed for the detection of nitropolycyclic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs) in PM2.5 samples. Three nitro-PAHs were detected down to sub pg μL(-1) levels based on calculations from an instrumental signal-to-noise better than 3, which shows the feasibility of using the new materials in MALDI-TOF MS as a potential powerful analytical approach for the analysis of nitro-PAHs in PM2.5 samples.

  16. MALDI-TOF MS analysis of condensed tannins with potent antioxidant activity from the leaf, stem bark and root bark of Acacia confusa.

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    Wei, Shu-Dong; Zhou, Hai-Chao; Lin, Yi-Ming; Liao, Meng-Meng; Chai, Wei-Ming

    2010-06-15

    The structures of the condensed tannins from leaf, stem bark and root bark of Acacia confusa were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis, and their antioxidant activities were measured using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) assays. The results showed that the condensed tannins from stem bark and root bark include propelargonidin and procyanidin, and the leaf condensed tannins include propelargonidin, procyanidin and prodelphinidin, all with the procyanidin dominating. The condensed tannins had different polymer chain lengths, varying from trimers to undecamers for leaf and root bark and to dodecamers for stem bark. The condensed tannins extracted from the leaf, stem bark and root bark all showed a very good DPPH radical scavenging activity and ferric reducing power.

  17. Comparison of the accuracy of two conventional phenotypic methods and two MALDI-TOF MS systems with that of DNA sequencing analysis for correctly identifying clinically encountered yeasts.

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    Chao, Qiao-Ting; Lee, Tai-Fen; Teng, Shih-Hua; Peng, Li-Yun; Chen, Ping-Hung; Teng, Lee-Jene; Hsueh, Po-Ren

    2014-01-01

    We assessed the accuracy of species-level identification of two commercially available matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) systems (Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS) and two conventional phenotypic methods (Phoenix 100 YBC and Vitek 2 Yeast ID) with that of rDNA gene sequencing analysis among 200 clinical isolates of commonly encountered yeasts. The correct identification rates of the 200 yeast isolates to species or complex (Candida parapsilosis complex, C. guilliermondii complex and C. rugosa complex) levels by the Bruker Biotyper, Vitek MS (using in vitro devices [IVD] database), Phoenix 100 YBC and Vitek 2 Yeast ID (Sabouraud's dextrose agar) systems were 92.5%, 79.5%, 89%, and 74%, respectively. An additional 72 isolates of C. parapsilosis complex and 18 from the above 200 isolates (30 in each of C. parapsilosis, C. metapsilosis, and C. orthopsilosis) were also evaluated separately. Bruker Biotyper system could accurately identify all C. parapsilosis complex to species level. Using Vitek 2 MS (IVD) system, all C. parapsilosis but none of C. metapsilosis, or C. orthopsilosis could be accurately identified. Among the 89 yeasts misidentified by the Vitek 2 MS (IVD) system, 39 (43.8%), including 27 C. orthopsilosis isolates, could be correctly identified Using the Vitek MS Plus SARAMIS database for research use only. This resulted in an increase in the rate of correct identification of all yeast isolates (87.5%) by Vitek 2 MS. The two species in C. guilliermondii complex (C. guilliermondii and C. fermentati) isolates were correctly identified by cluster analysis of spectra generated by the Bruker Biotyper system. Based on the results obtained in the current study, MALDI-TOF MS systems present a promising alternative for the routine identification of yeast species, including clinically commonly and rarely encountered yeast species and several species belonging to C. parapsilosis complex, C. guilliermondii complex

  18. Comparison of the accuracy of two conventional phenotypic methods and two MALDI-TOF MS systems with that of DNA sequencing analysis for correctly identifying clinically encountered yeasts.

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    Qiao-Ting Chao

    Full Text Available We assessed the accuracy of species-level identification of two commercially available matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS systems (Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS and two conventional phenotypic methods (Phoenix 100 YBC and Vitek 2 Yeast ID with that of rDNA gene sequencing analysis among 200 clinical isolates of commonly encountered yeasts. The correct identification rates of the 200 yeast isolates to species or complex (Candida parapsilosis complex, C. guilliermondii complex and C. rugosa complex levels by the Bruker Biotyper, Vitek MS (using in vitro devices [IVD] database, Phoenix 100 YBC and Vitek 2 Yeast ID (Sabouraud's dextrose agar systems were 92.5%, 79.5%, 89%, and 74%, respectively. An additional 72 isolates of C. parapsilosis complex and 18 from the above 200 isolates (30 in each of C. parapsilosis, C. metapsilosis, and C. orthopsilosis were also evaluated separately. Bruker Biotyper system could accurately identify all C. parapsilosis complex to species level. Using Vitek 2 MS (IVD system, all C. parapsilosis but none of C. metapsilosis, or C. orthopsilosis could be accurately identified. Among the 89 yeasts misidentified by the Vitek 2 MS (IVD system, 39 (43.8%, including 27 C. orthopsilosis isolates, could be correctly identified Using the Vitek MS Plus SARAMIS database for research use only. This resulted in an increase in the rate of correct identification of all yeast isolates (87.5% by Vitek 2 MS. The two species in C. guilliermondii complex (C. guilliermondii and C. fermentati isolates were correctly identified by cluster analysis of spectra generated by the Bruker Biotyper system. Based on the results obtained in the current study, MALDI-TOF MS systems present a promising alternative for the routine identification of yeast species, including clinically commonly and rarely encountered yeast species and several species belonging to C. parapsilosis complex, C. guilliermondii

  19. An improved in-house lysis-filtration protocol for bacterial identification from positive blood culture bottles with high identification rates by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Tsuchida, Sachio; Murata, Syota; Miyabe, Akiko; Satoh, Mamoru; Takiwaki, Masaki; Matsushita, Kazuyuki; Nomura, Fumio

    2018-05-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is now a well-established method for identification of microorganisms from positive blood cultures. Pretreatments to effectively remove non-bacterial proteins are a prerequisite for successful identification, and a variety of protocols have been reported. Although commercially available kits, mainly the Sepsityper Kit, are increasingly used, the identification rates reported often are not satisfactory, particularly for Gram-positive isolates. We developed a new, in-house lysis-filtration protocol and prospectively evaluated its performance compared to the Sepsityper kit. The in-house protocol consists of three simple steps: lysis by ammonium chloride, aspiration with a syringe fitted with a 0.45-μm membrane, and centrifugation to collect microbes. The novel protocol requires only 20 min. Performance of the in-house protocol was evaluated using a total of 117 monomicrobial cases of positive blood culture. Medium from blood culture bottles was pretreated by the in-house protocol or the commercial kit, and isolated cells were subjected to direct identification by mass spectrometry fingerprinting in parallel with conventional subculturing for reference identification. The overall MALDI-TOF MS-based identification rates with score > 1.7 and > 2.0 obtained using the in-house protocol were 99.2% and 85.5%, respectively, whereas those obtained using the Sepsityper Kit were 85.4% and 61.5%, respectively. For Gram-positive cases, the in-house protocol yielded scores >1.7 and > 2.0 at 98.5% and 76.1%, respectively, whereas the commercial kit yielded these scores at 76.1% and 43.3%, respectively. Although these are preliminary results, these values suggest that this easy lysis-filtration protocol deserves assessment in a larger-scale test. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. MALDI-TOF MS enables the rapid identification of the major molecular types within the Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii species complex.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii species complex comprises two sibling species that are divided into eight major molecular types, C. neoformans VNI to VNIV and C. gattii VGI to VGIV. These genotypes differ in host range, epidemiology, virulence, antifungal susceptibility and geographic distribution. The currently used phenotypic and molecular identification methods for the species/molecular types are time consuming and expensive. As Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS offers an effective alternative for the rapid identification of microorganisms, the objective of this study was to examine its potential for the identification of C. neoformans and C. gattii strains at the intra- and inter-species level. METHODOLOGY: Protein extracts obtained via the formic acid extraction method of 164 C. neoformans/C. gattii isolates, including four inter-species hybrids, were studied. RESULTS: The obtained mass spectra correctly identified 100% of all studied isolates, grouped each isolate according to the currently recognized species, C. neoformans and C. gattii, and detected potential hybrids. In addition, all isolates were clearly separated according to their major molecular type, generating greater spectral differences among the C. neoformans molecular types than the C. gattii molecular types, most likely reflecting a closer phylogenetic relationship between the latter. The number of colonies used and the incubation length did not affect the results. No spectra were obtained from intact yeast cells. An extended validated spectral library containing spectra of all eight major molecular types was established. CONCLUSIONS: MALDI-TOF MS is a rapid identification tool for the correct recognition of the two currently recognized human pathogenic Cryptococcus species and offers a simple method for the separation of the eight major molecular types and the detection of hybrid strains within this

  1. The influence of incubation time, sample preparation and exposure to oxygen on the quality of the MALDI-TOF MS spectrum of anaerobic bacteria.

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    Veloo, A C M; Elgersma, P E; Friedrich, A W; Nagy, E; van Winkelhoff, A J

    2014-12-01

    With matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), bacteria can be identified quickly and reliably. This accounts especially for anaerobic bacteria. Because growth rate and oxygen sensitivity differ among anaerobic bacteria, we aimed to study the influence of incubation time, exposure to oxygen and sample preparation on the quality of the spectrum using the Bruker system. Also, reproducibility and inter-examiner variability were determined. Twenty-six anaerobic species, representing 17 genera, were selected based on gram-stain characteristics, growth rate and colony morphology. Inter-examiner variation showed that experience in the preparation of the targets can be a significant variable. The influence of incubation time was determined between 24 and 96 h of incubation. Reliable species identification was obtained after 48 h of incubation for gram-negative anaerobes and after 72 h for gram-positive anaerobes. Exposure of the cultures to oxygen did not influence the results of the MALDI-TOF MS identifications of all tested gram-positive species. Fusobacterium necrophorum and Prevotella intermedia could not be identified after >24 h and 48 h of exposure to oxygen, respectively. Other tested gram-negative bacteria could be identified after 48 h of exposure to oxygen. Most of the tested species could be identified using the direct spotting method. Bifidobacterium longum and Finegoldia magna needed on-target extraction with 70% formic acid in order to obtain reliable species identification and Peptoniphilus ivorii a full extraction. Spectrum quality was influenced by the amount of bacteria spotted on the target, the homogeneity of the smear and the experience of the examiner. © 2014 The Authors Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2014 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

  2. Evaluation of repetitive-PCR and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS for rapid strain typing of Bacillus coagulans.

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    Jun Sato

    Full Text Available In order to establish rapid and accurate typing method for Bacillus coagulans strains which is important for controlling in some canned foods and tea-based beverages manufacturing because of the high-heat resistance of the spores and high tolerance of the vegetative cells to catechins and chemicals, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS and repetitive-PCR (rep-PCR were evaluated. For this purpose, 28 strains of B. coagulans obtained from various culture collections were tested. DNA sequence analyses of the genes encoding 16S rRNA and DNA gyrase classified the test strains into two and three groups, respectively, regardless of their phenotypes. Both MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR methods classified the test strains in great detail. Strains classified in each group showed similar phenotypes, such as carbohydrate utilization determined using API 50CH. In particular, the respective two pairs of strains which showed the same metabolic characteristic were classified into the same group by both MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR methods separating from the other strains. On the other hand, the other strains which have the different profiles of carbohydrate utilization were separated into different groups by these methods. These results suggested that the combination of MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR analyses was advantageous for the rapid and detailed typing of bacterial strains in respect to both phenotype and genotype.

  3. Evaluation of repetitive-PCR and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for rapid strain typing of Bacillus coagulans.

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    Sato, Jun; Nakayama, Motokazu; Tomita, Ayumi; Sonoda, Takumi; Hasumi, Motomitsu; Miyamoto, Takahisa

    2017-01-01

    In order to establish rapid and accurate typing method for Bacillus coagulans strains which is important for controlling in some canned foods and tea-based beverages manufacturing because of the high-heat resistance of the spores and high tolerance of the vegetative cells to catechins and chemicals, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and repetitive-PCR (rep-PCR) were evaluated. For this purpose, 28 strains of B. coagulans obtained from various culture collections were tested. DNA sequence analyses of the genes encoding 16S rRNA and DNA gyrase classified the test strains into two and three groups, respectively, regardless of their phenotypes. Both MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR methods classified the test strains in great detail. Strains classified in each group showed similar phenotypes, such as carbohydrate utilization determined using API 50CH. In particular, the respective two pairs of strains which showed the same metabolic characteristic were classified into the same group by both MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR methods separating from the other strains. On the other hand, the other strains which have the different profiles of carbohydrate utilization were separated into different groups by these methods. These results suggested that the combination of MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR analyses was advantageous for the rapid and detailed typing of bacterial strains in respect to both phenotype and genotype.

  4. An evaluation of three processing methods and the effect of reduced culture times for faster direct identification of pathogens from BacT/ALERT blood cultures by MALDI-TOF MS

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    M.Sc. A. Jansz; Dr. A.J.C. van den Brule, van den; Dr. P.F.G. Wolffs; Ing J. Stalpers; Drs A.J.M. Loonen

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    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a fast and reliable method for the identification of bacteria from agar media. Direct identification from positive blood cultures should decrease the time to obtaining the result. In this study, three

  5. Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) as a Reliable Tool to Identify Species of Catalase-negative Gram-positive Cocci not Belonging to the Streptococcus Genus.

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    Almuzara, Marisa; Barberis, Claudia; Velázquez, Viviana Rojas; Ramirez, Maria Soledad; Famiglietti, Angela; Vay, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    To evaluate the performance of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) by using 190 Catalase-negative Gram-Positive Cocci (GPC) clinical isolates. All isolates were identified by conventional phenotypic tests following the proposed scheme by Ruoff and Christensen and MALDI-TOF MS (Bruker Daltonics, BD, Bremen, Germany). Two different extraction methods (direct transfer formic acid method on spot and ethanol formic acid extraction method) and different cut-offs for genus/specie level identification were used. The score cut-offs recommended by the manufacturer (≥ 2.000 for species-level, 1.700 to 1.999 for genus level and genus level, ≥ 1.700 for species-level and score genus or species. MALDI-TOF MS identification was considered correct when the result obtained from MS database agreed with the phenotypic identification result. When both methods gave discordant results, the 16S rDNA or sodA genes sequencing was considered as the gold standard identification method. The results obtained by MS concordant with genes sequencing, although discordant with conventional phenotyping, were considered correct. MS results discordant with 16S or sod A identification were considered incorrect. Using the score cut-offs recommended by the manufacturer, 97.37% and 81.05% were correctly identified to genus and species level, respectively. On the other hand, using lower cut-off scores for identification, 97.89% and 94.21% isolates were correctly identified to genus and species level respectively by MALDI-TOF MS and no significant differences between the results obtained with two extraction methods were obtained. The results obtained suggest that MALDI-TOF MS has the potential of being an accurate tool for Catalase-negative GPC identification even for those species with difficult diagnosis as Helcococcus , Abiotrophia , Granulicatella , among others. Nevertheless, expansion of the library, especially including more strains with

  6. HPLC-UV, MALDI-TOF-MS and ESI-MS/MS analysis of the mechlorethamine DNA crosslink at a cytosine-cytosine mismatch pair.

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    Full Text Available Mechlorethamine [ClCH(2CH(2N(CH(3CH(2CH(2Cl], a nitrogen mustard alkylating agent, has been proven to form a DNA interstrand crosslink at a cytosine-cytosine (C-C mismatch pair using gel electrophoresis. However, the atomic connectivity of this unusual crosslink is unknown.HPLC-UV, MALDI-TOF-MS, and ESI-MS/MS were used to determine the atomic connectivity of the DNA C-C crosslink formed by mechlorethamine, MALDI-TOF-MS of the HPLC-purified reaction product of mechlorethamine with the DNA duplex d[CTCACACCGTGGTTC]•d[GAACCACCGTGTGAG] (underlined bases are a C-C mismatch pair indicated formation of an interstrand crosslink at m/z 9222.088 [M-2H+Na](+. Following enzymatic digestion of the crosslinked duplex by snake venom phosphodiesterase and calf intestinal phosphatase, ESI-MS/MS indicated the presence of dC-mech-dC [mech = CH(2CH(2N(CH(3CH(2CH(2] at m/z 269.2 [M](2+ (expected m/z 269.6, exact mass 539.27 and its hydrolytic product dC-mech-OH at m/z 329.6 [M](+ (expected m/z 329.2. Fragmentation of dC-mech-dC gave product ions at m/z 294.3 and 236.9 [M](+, which are both due to loss of the 4-amino group of cytosine (as ammonia, in addition to dC and dC+HN(CH(3CH = CH(2, respectively. The presence of m/z 269.2 [M](2+ and loss of ammonia exclude crosslink formation at cytosine N(4 or O(2 and indicate crosslinking through cytosine N(3 with formation of two quaternary ammonium ions.Our results provide an important addition to the literature, as the first example of the use of HPLC and MS for analysis of a DNA adduct at the N(3 position of cytosine.

  7. DBDA as a Novel Matrix for the Analyses of Small Molecules and Quantification of Fatty Acids by Negative Ion MALDI-TOF MS

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    Ling, Ling; Li, Ying; Wang, Sheng; Guo, Liming; Xiao, Chunsheng; Chen, Xuesi; Guo, Xinhua

    2018-01-01

    Matrix interference ions in low mass range has always been a concern when using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to analyze small molecules (fatty acids without matrix interference appeared in the mass spectra and the limit of detection (LOD) reached 0.3 fmol. DBDA also has great performance towards other small molecules such as amino acids, peptides, and nucleotide. Furthermore, with this novel matrix, the free fatty acids in serum were quantitatively analyzed based on the correlation curves with correlation coefficient of 0.99. In addition, UV-Vis experiments and molecular orbital calculations were performed to explore mechanism about DBDA used as matrix in the negative ion mode. The present work shows that the DBDA matrix is a highly sensitive matrix with few interference ions for analysis of small molecules. Meanwhile, DBDA is able to precisely quantify the fatty acids in real biological samples. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  8. MALDI-TOF MS for the Identification of Cultivable Organic-Degrading Bacteria in Contaminated Groundwater near Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction Sites

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    Inês C. Santos

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    Full Text Available Groundwater quality and quantity is of extreme importance as it is a source of drinking water in the United States. One major concern has emerged due to the possible contamination of groundwater from unconventional oil and natural gas extraction activities. Recent studies have been performed to understand if these activities are causing groundwater contamination, particularly with respect to exogenous hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds. The impact of contaminants on microbial ecology is an area to be explored as alternatives for water treatment are necessary. In this work, we identified cultivable organic-degrading bacteria in groundwater in close proximity to unconventional natural gas extraction. Pseudomonas stutzeri and Acinetobacter haemolyticus were identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS, which proved to be a simple, fast, and reliable method. Additionally, the potential use of the identified bacteria in water and/or wastewater bioremediation was studied by determining the ability of these microorganisms to degrade toluene and chloroform. In fact, these bacteria can be potentially applied for in situ bioremediation of contaminated water and wastewater treatment, as they were able to degrade both compounds.

  9. MALDI-TOF MS for the Identification of Cultivable Organic-Degrading Bacteria in Contaminated Groundwater near Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction Sites.

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    Santos, Inês C; Martin, Misty S; Carlton, Doug D; Amorim, Catarina L; Castro, Paula M L; Hildenbrand, Zacariah L; Schug, Kevin A

    2017-08-10

    Groundwater quality and quantity is of extreme importance as it is a source of drinking water in the United States. One major concern has emerged due to the possible contamination of groundwater from unconventional oil and natural gas extraction activities. Recent studies have been performed to understand if these activities are causing groundwater contamination, particularly with respect to exogenous hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds. The impact of contaminants on microbial ecology is an area to be explored as alternatives for water treatment are necessary. In this work, we identified cultivable organic-degrading bacteria in groundwater in close proximity to unconventional natural gas extraction. Pseudomonas stutzeri and Acinetobacter haemolyticus were identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), which proved to be a simple, fast, and reliable method. Additionally, the potential use of the identified bacteria in water and/or wastewater bioremediation was studied by determining the ability of these microorganisms to degrade toluene and chloroform. In fact, these bacteria can be potentially applied for in situ bioremediation of contaminated water and wastewater treatment, as they were able to degrade both compounds.

  10. Atypical yeasts identified as Saccharomyces cerevisiae by MALDI-TOF MS and gene sequencing are the main responsible of fermentation of chicha, a traditional beverage from Peru.

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    Vallejo, Juan Andrés; Miranda, Patricia; Flores-Félix, José David; Sánchez-Juanes, Fernando; Ageitos, José M; González-Buitrago, José Manuel; Velázquez, Encarna; Villa, Tomás G

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    Chicha is a drink prepared in several Andean countries from Inca's times by maize fermentation. Currently this fermentation is carried out in familiar artesanal "chicherías" that make one of the most known types of chicha, the "chicha de jora". In this study we isolate and identify the yeasts mainly responsible of the fermentation process in this type of chicha in 10 traditional "chicherías" in Cusco region in Peru. We applied by first time MALDI-TOF MS analysis for the identification of yeast of non-clinic origin and the results showed that all of yeast strains isolated belong to the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These results agree with those obtained after the analysis of the D1/D2 and 5.8S-ITS regions. However the chicha strains have a phenotypic profile that differed in more than 40% as compared to that of current S. cerevisiae strains. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report concerning the yeasts involved in chicha fermentation. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  11. Characterization of Proteins Present in Isolated Senile Plaques from Alzheimer's Diseased Brains by MALDI-TOF MS with MS/MS.

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    Kelley, Andrea R; Perry, George; Bach, Stephan B H

    2018-04-18

    The increase of insoluble senile plaques in the brain is a primary hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The usefulness of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) with tandem MS for the characterization of senile plaques from AD brains and the relevance of the components identified to furthering AD research using MS is discussed. Thirty-three components were reproducibly observed within tryptic aliquots of senile plaques from two different AD brains after sample preparation optimization. Additionally, this is one of the first accounts of LIFT being utilized for the direct sequencing of peptides from isolated senile plaques. While many of the species observed coisolated within senile plaques have been linked to AD etiology, if only speculatively, this is the first instance that many of them have been demonstrated to be a part of the plaques themselves. This work is the first step in determining the potential roles that the species may have in the aggregation or proliferation of the plaques.

  12. Proteome-based bacterial identification using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): A revolutionary shift in clinical diagnostic microbiology.

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    Nomura, Fumio

    2015-06-01

    Rapid and accurate identification of microorganisms, a prerequisite for appropriate patient care and infection control, is a critical function of any clinical microbiology laboratory. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a quick and reliable method for identification of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast, molds, and mycobacteria. Indeed, there has been a revolutionary shift in clinical diagnostic microbiology. In the present review, the state of the art and advantages of MALDI-TOF MS-based bacterial identification are described. The potential of this innovative technology for use in strain typing and detection of antibiotic resistance is also discussed. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Medical Proteomics. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. The Performance of the Four Anaerobic Blood Culture Bottles BacT/ALERT-FN, -FN Plus, BACTEC-Plus and -Lytic in Detection of Anaerobic Bacteria and Identification by Direct MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Mohammed Almuhayawi

    Full Text Available Detection and identification of anaerobic bacteria in blood cultures (BC is a well-recognized challenge in clinical microbiology. We studied 100 clinical anaerobic BC isolates to evaluate the performance of BacT/ALERT-FN, -FN Plus (BioMérieux, BACTEC-Plus and -Lytic (Becton Dickinson BioSciences BC bottles in detection and time to detection (TTD of anaerobic bacteria. BACTEC Lytic had higher detection rate (94/100, 94% than BacT/ALERT FN Plus (80/100, 80% (p<0.01 in the studied material. There was no significant difference in detection of anaerobic bacteria among the remaining bottle types. The 67 anaerobic bacteria that signalled positive in all four bottle types were analyzed to compare the time to detection (TTD and isolates were directly identified by MALDI-TOF MS. There was a significant difference in TTD among the four bottle types (p<0.0001. The shortest median TTD was 18 h in BACTEC Lytic followed by BacT/ALERT FN (23.5 h, BACTEC Plus (27 h and finally BacT/ALERT FN Plus (38 h bottles. In contrast, MALDI-TOF MS performed similarly in all bottle types with accurate identification in 51/67 (76% BacT/ALERT FN, 51/67 (76% BacT/ALERT FN Plus, 53/67 (79% BACTEC Plus and 50/67 (75% BACTEC Lytic bottles. In conclusion, BACTEC Lytic bottles have significantly better detection rates and shorter TTD compared to the three other bottle types. The anaerobic BC bottles are equally suitable for direct MALDI-TOF MS for rapid and reliable identification of common anaerobic bacteria. Further clinical studies are warranted to investigate the performance of anaerobic BC bottles in detection of anaerobic bacteria and identification by direct MALDI-TOF MS.

  14. Direct identification of microorganisms from positive blood cultures using the lysis-filtration technique and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): a multicentre study.

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    Farina, Claudio; Arena, Fabio; Casprini, Patrizia; Cichero, Paola; Clementi, Massimo; Cosentino, Marina; Degl'Innocenti, Roberto; Giani, Tommaso; Luzzaro, Francesco; Mattei, Romano; Mauri, Carola; Nardone, Maria; Rossolini, Gian Maria; Serna Ortega, Paula Andrea; Vailati, Francesca

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    Microbial identification from blood cultures is essential to institute optimal antibiotic therapy and improve survival possibilities. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been successfully applied to identify bacteria and yeasts from positive blood cultures broths. The aim of this multicentre study was to evaluate the reliability of the lysis-filtration technique associated with MALDI-TOF MS to directly identify microorganisms from 765 positive blood cultures collected in six Italian hospitals. Overall, 675/765 (78.1%) blood isolates were correctly identified at the species level, with significant differences between Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria (92.6%, and 69.8%, respectively). Some difficulties arise in identifying Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, yeasts and anaerobes. The lysis-filtration protocol is a suitable procedure in terms of performance in identifying microorganisms, but it is quite expensive and technically time-consuming since the time of filtration is not regular for all the samples. The application of the MALDI-TOF MS technique to the direct microbial identification from positive blood cultures is a very promising approach, even if more experience must be gained to minimize errors and costs.

  15. Direct identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS from positive blood culture bottles: An opportunity to customize growth conditions for fastidious organisms causing bloodstream infections

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    Megha Sharma

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    Full Text Available Culture-negative bacteraemia has been an enigmatic entity with respect to its aetiological agents. In an attempt to actively identify those positive blood cultures that escape isolation and detection on routine workflow, an additional step of MALDI-TOF MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry based detection was carried out directly from the flagged blood culture bottles. Blood samples from 200 blood culture bottles that beeped positive with automated (BACTEC system and showed no growth of organism on routine culture media, were subjected to analysis by MALDI-TOF MS. Forty seven of the 200 (23.5% bacterial aetiology could be established by bottle-based method. Based on these results, growth on culture medium could be achieved for the isolates by providing special growth conditions to the fastidious organisms. Direct identification by MALDI-TOF MS from BACTEC-positive bottles provided an opportunity to isolate those fastidious organisms that failed to grow on routine culture medium by providing them with necessary alterations in growth environment.

  16. Direct identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) from positive blood culture bottles: An opportunity to customize growth conditions for fastidious organisms causing bloodstream infections.

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    Sharma, Megha; Gautam, Vikas; Mahajan, Monika; Rana, Sudesh; Majumdar, Manasi; Ray, Pallab

    2017-10-01

    Culture-negative bacteraemia has been an enigmatic entity with respect to its aetiological agents. In an attempt to actively identify those positive blood cultures that escape isolation and detection on routine workflow, an additional step of MALDI-TOF MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry) based detection was carried out directly from the flagged blood culture bottles. Blood samples from 200 blood culture bottles that beeped positive with automated (BACTEC) system and showed no growth of organism on routine culture media, were subjected to analysis by MALDI-TOF MS. Forty seven of the 200 (23.5%) bacterial aetiology could be established by bottle-based method. Based on these results, growth on culture medium could be achieved for the isolates by providing special growth conditions to the fastidious organisms. Direct identification by MALDI-TOF MS from BACTEC-positive bottles provided an opportunity to isolate those fastidious organisms that failed to grow on routine culture medium by providing them with necessary alterations in growth environment.

  17. The Performance of the Four Anaerobic Blood Culture Bottles BacT/ALERT-FN, -FN Plus, BACTEC-Plus and -Lytic in Detection of Anaerobic Bacteria and Identification by Direct MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Almuhayawi, Mohammed; Altun, Osman; Abdulmajeed, Adam Dilshad; Ullberg, Måns; Özenci, Volkan

    2015-01-01

    Detection and identification of anaerobic bacteria in blood cultures (BC) is a well-recognized challenge in clinical microbiology. We studied 100 clinical anaerobic BC isolates to evaluate the performance of BacT/ALERT-FN, -FN Plus (BioMérieux), BACTEC-Plus and -Lytic (Becton Dickinson BioSciences) BC bottles in detection and time to detection (TTD) of anaerobic bacteria. BACTEC Lytic had higher detection rate (94/100, 94%) than BacT/ALERT FN Plus (80/100, 80%) (panaerobic bacteria among the remaining bottle types. The 67 anaerobic bacteria that signalled positive in all four bottle types were analyzed to compare the time to detection (TTD) and isolates were directly identified by MALDI-TOF MS. There was a significant difference in TTD among the four bottle types (panaerobic BC bottles are equally suitable for direct MALDI-TOF MS for rapid and reliable identification of common anaerobic bacteria. Further clinical studies are warranted to investigate the performance of anaerobic BC bottles in detection of anaerobic bacteria and identification by direct MALDI-TOF MS.

  18. Detection of Serum Peptides in Patients with Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma by MALDI-TOF-MS and Analysis of Their Correlation with Chemotherapy Efficacy

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    Guanhua ZHAO

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    Full Text Available Background and objective Treatment options for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (SCC are limited in chemotherapy. However, not all patients could benefit form standard platinum regimen. Considering the dismal prognosis of patients with advanced SCC, a greater focus on selecting sensitive chemotherapy regimens remains of upmost importance to improve outcomes in this disease. In this study, we used matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry to detect pre-chemotherapy serum peptides in advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma patients accepting paclitaxel combined with platinum chemotherapy and to analyze the correlation between serum peptides and chemotherapy efficacy. Methods Patients with advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma received paclitaxel combining with platinum chemotherapy and evaluated the efficacy every two cycles. Evaluation of complete response (CR or partial response (PR patients defined as sensitive group, progressive disease (PD patients defined as resistant group. Serum samples were collected from patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma. Eighty-one patients were randomly divided into training group (sensitive group I and resistant group I and validation group (sensitive group II and resistant group II according to the ratio of 3:1. Serum samples were pretreated and Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS was used to detect serum peptide fingerprints. ClinProTools software was used to analyze the differences between the sensitive group I and the resistant group I. Three kinds of biological algorithms (SNN, GA, QC built in CPT software were used to establish the curative effect prediction model respectively and the optimal algorithm was selected. The validation group was used for blind verification. Results Thirty sensitive patients and 31 resistant patients were enrolled in the training group. Ten sensitive patients and 10

  19. Probing the 3-D Structure, Dynamics, and Stability of Bacterial Collagenase Collagen Binding Domain (apo- versus holo-) by Limited Proteolysis MALDI-TOF MS

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    Sides, Cynthia R.; Liyanage, Rohana; Lay, Jackson O.; Philominathan, Sagaya Theresa Leena; Matsushita, Osamu; Sakon, Joshua

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    Pairing limited proteolysis and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to probe clostridial collagenase collagen binding domain (CBD) reveals the solution dynamics and stability of the protein, as these factors are crucial to CBD effectiveness as a drug-delivery vehicle. MS analysis of proteolytic digests indicates initial cleavage sites, thereby specifying the less stable and highly accessible regions of CBD. Modulation of protein structure and stability upon metal binding is shown through MS analysis of calcium-bound and cobalt-bound CBD proteolytic digests. Previously determined X-ray crystal structures illustrate that calcium binding induces secondary structure transformation in the highly mobile N-terminal arm and increases protein stability. MS-based detection of exposed residues confirms protein flexibility, accentuates N-terminal dynamics, and demonstrates increased global protein stability exported by calcium binding. Additionally, apo- and calcium-bound CBD proteolysis sites correlate well with crystallographic B-factors, accessibility, and enzyme specificity. MS-observed cleavage sites with no clear correlations are explained either by crystal contacts of the X-ray crystal structures or by observed differences between Molecules A and B in the X-ray crystal structures. The study newly reveals the absence of the βA strand and thus the very dynamic N-terminal linker, as corroborated by the solution X-ray scattering results. Cobalt binding has a regional effect on the solution phase stability of CBD, as limited proteolysis data implies the capture of an intermediate-CBD solution structure when cobalt is bound.

  20. Characterization of Multidrug Resistant E. faecalis Strains from Pigs of Local Origin by ADSRRS-Fingerprinting and MALDI -TOF MS; Evaluation of the Compatibility of Methods Employed for Multidrug Resistance Analysis.

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to characterize multidrug resistant E. faecalis strains from pigs of local origin and to analyse the relationship between resistance and genotypic and proteomic profiles by amplification of DNA fragments surrounding rare restriction sites (ADSRRS-fingerprinting and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI -TOF MS. From the total pool of Enterococcus spp. isolated from 90 pigs, we selected 36 multidrug resistant E. faecalis strains, which represented three different phenotypic resistance profiles. Phenotypic resistance to tetracycline, macrolides, phenicols, and lincomycin and high-level resistance to aminoglycosides were confirmed by the occurrence of at least one corresponding resistance gene in each strain. Based on the analysis of the genotypic and phenotypic resistance of the strains tested, five distinct resistance profiles were generated. As a complement of this analysis, profiles of virulence genes were determined and these profiles corresponded to the phenotypic resistance profiles. The demonstration of resistance to a wide panel of antimicrobials by the strains tested in this study indicates the need of typing to determine the spread of resistance also at the local level. It seems that in the case of E. faecalis, type and scope of resistance strongly determines the genotypic pattern obtained with the ADSRRS-fingerprinting method. The ADSRRS-fingerprinting analysis showed consistency of the genetic profiles with the resistance profiles, while analysis of data with the use of the MALDI- TOF MS method did not demonstrate direct reproduction of the clustering pattern obtained with this method. Our observations were confirmed by statistical analysis (Simpson's index of diversity, Rand and Wallace coefficients. Even though the MALDI -TOF MS method showed slightly higher discrimination power than ADSRRS-fingerprinting, only the latter method allowed reproduction of the

  1. MALDI-TOF MS as a Tool To Detect a Nosocomial Outbreak of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase- and ArmA Methyltransferase-Producing Enterobacter cloacae Clinical Isolates in Algeria.

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    Khennouchi, Nour Chems el Houda; Loucif, Lotfi; Boutefnouchet, Nafissa; Allag, Hamoudi; Rolain, Jean-Marc

    2015-10-01

    Enterobacter cloacae is among the most important pathogens responsible for nosocomial infections and outbreaks. In this study, 77 Enterobacter isolates were collected: 27 isolates from Algerian hospitals (in Constantine, Annaba, and Skikda) and 50 isolates from Marseille, France. All strains were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed by the disk diffusion method. PCR was used to detect extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase (ESBL)-encoding, fluoroquinolone resistance-encoding, and aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme (AME) genes. Epidemiological typing was performed using MALDI-TOF MS with data mining approaches, along with multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Sixty-eight isolates (27 from Algeria, 41 from Marseille) were identified by MALDI-TOF MS as E. cloacae. Resistance to antibiotics in the Algerian isolates was significantly higher than that in the strains from Marseille, especially for beta-lactams and aminoglycosides. Eighteen of the 27 Algerian isolates and 11 of the 41 Marseille isolates possessed at least one ESBL-encoding gene: blaCTX-M and/or blaTEM. AME genes were detected in 20 of the 27 Algerian isolates and 8 of the 41 Marseille isolates [ant(2″)-Ia, aac(6')-Ib-cr, aadA1, aadA2, and armA]. Conjugation experiments showed that armA was carried on a transferable plasmid. MALDI-TOF typing showed three separate clusters according to the geographical distribution and species level. An MLST-based phylogenetic tree showed a clade of 14 E. cloacae isolates from a urology unit clustering together in the MALDI-TOF dendrogram, suggesting the occurrence of an outbreak in this unit. In conclusion, the ability of MALDI-TOF to biotype strains was confirmed, and surveillance measures should be implemented, especially for Algerian patients hospitalized in France. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  2. Ribosomal subunit protein typing using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the identification and discrimination of Aspergillus species.

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    Nakamura, Sayaka; Sato, Hiroaki; Tanaka, Reiko; Kusuya, Yoko; Takahashi, Hiroki; Yaguchi, Takashi

    2017-04-26

    Accurate identification of Aspergillus species is a very important subject. Mass spectral fingerprinting using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is generally employed for the rapid identification of fungal isolates. However, the results are based on simple mass spectral pattern-matching, with no peak assignment and no taxonomic input. We propose here a ribosomal subunit protein (RSP) typing technique using MALDI-TOF MS for the identification and discrimination of Aspergillus species. The results are concluded to be phylogenetic in that they reflect the molecular evolution of housekeeping RSPs. The amino acid sequences of RSPs of genome-sequenced strains of Aspergillus species were first verified and compared to compile a reliable biomarker list for the identification of Aspergillus species. In this process, we revealed that many amino acid sequences of RSPs (about 10-60%, depending on strain) registered in the public protein databases needed to be corrected or newly added. The verified RSPs were allocated to RSP types based on their mass. Peak assignments of RSPs of each sample strain as observed by MALDI-TOF MS were then performed to set RSP type profiles, which were then further processed by means of cluster analysis. The resulting dendrogram based on RSP types showed a relatively good concordance with the tree based on β-tubulin gene sequences. RSP typing was able to further discriminate the strains belonging to Aspergillus section Fumigati. The RSP typing method could be applied to identify Aspergillus species, even for species within section Fumigati. The discrimination power of RSP typing appears to be comparable to conventional β-tubulin gene analysis. This method would therefore be suitable for species identification and discrimination at the strain to species level. Because RSP typing can characterize the strains within section Fumigati, this method has potential as a powerful and reliable tool in

  3. An evaluation of three processing methods and the effect of reduced culture times for faster direct identification of pathogens from BacT/ALERT blood cultures by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Loonen, A J M; Jansz, A R; Stalpers, J; Wolffs, P F G; van den Brule, A J C

    2012-07-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a fast and reliable method for the identification of bacteria from agar media. Direct identification from positive blood cultures should decrease the time to obtaining the result. In this study, three different processing methods for the rapid direct identification of bacteria from positive blood culture bottles were compared. In total, 101 positive aerobe BacT/ALERT bottles were included in this study. Aliquots from all bottles were used for three bacterial processing methods, i.e. the commercially available Bruker's MALDI Sepsityper kit, the commercially available Molzym's MolYsis Basic5 kit and a centrifugation/washing method. In addition, the best method was used to evaluate the possibility of MALDI application after a reduced incubation time of 7 h of Staphylococcus aureus- and Escherichia coli-spiked (1,000, 100 and 10 colony-forming units [CFU]) aerobe BacT/ALERT blood cultures. Sixty-six (65%), 51 (50.5%) and 79 (78%) bottles were identified correctly at the species level when the centrifugation/washing method, MolYsis Basic 5 and Sepsityper were used, respectively. Incorrect identification was obtained in 35 (35%), 50 (49.5%) and 22 (22%) bottles, respectively. Gram-positive cocci were correctly identified in 33/52 (64%) of the cases. However, Gram-negative rods showed a correct identification in 45/47 (96%) of all bottles when the Sepsityper kit was used. Seven hours of pre-incubation of S. aureus- and E. coli-spiked aerobe BacT/ALERT blood cultures never resulted in reliable identification with MALDI-TOF MS. Sepsityper is superior for the direct identification of microorganisms from aerobe BacT/ALERT bottles. Gram-negative pathogens show better results compared to Gram-positive bacteria. Reduced incubation followed by MALDI-TOF MS did not result in faster reliable identification.

  4. A statistical design of experiments for optimizing the MALDI-TOF-MS sample preparation of polymers. An application in the assessment of the thermo-mechanical degradation mechanisms of poly (ethylene terephthalate)

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    Badia, J.D.; Stroemberg, E.; Ribes-Greus, A.; Karlsson, S.

    2011-01-01

    The sample preparation procedure for MALDI-TOF MS of polymers is addressed in this study by the application of a statistical Design of Experiments (DoE). Industrial poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) was chosen as model polymer. Different experimental settings (levels) for matrixes, analyte/matrix proportions and concentrations of cationization agent were considered. The quality parameters used for the analysis were signal-to-noise ratio and resolution. A closer inspection of the statistical results provided the study not only with the best combination of factors for the MALDI sample preparation, but also with a better understanding of the influence of the different factors, individually or in combination, to the signal. The application of DoE for the improvement of the MALDI measure of PET stated that the best combination of factors and levels was the following: matrix (dithranol), proportion analyte/matrix/cationization agent (1/15/1, V/V/V), and concentration of cationization agent (2 g L -1 ). In a second part, multiple processing by means of successive injection cycles was used to simulate the thermo-mechanical degradation effects on the oligomeric distribution of PET under mechanical recycling. The application of MALDI-TOF-MS showed that thermo-mechanical degradation primarily affected initially predominant cyclic species. Several degradation mechanisms were proposed, remarking intramolecular transesterification and hydrolysis. The ether links of the glycol unit in PET were shown to act as potential reaction sites, driving the main reactions of degradation.

  5. Source-identifying biomarker ions between environmental and clinical Burkholderia pseudomallei using whole-cell matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Niyompanich, Suthamat; Jaresitthikunchai, Janthima; Srisanga, Kitima; Roytrakul, Sittiruk; Tungpradabkul, Sumalee

    2014-01-01

    Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, which is an endemic disease in Northeast Thailand and Northern Australia. Environmental reservoirs, including wet soils and muddy water, serve as the major sources for contributing bacterial infection to both humans and animals. The whole-cell matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (whole-cell MALDI-TOF MS) has recently been applied as a rapid, accurate, and high-throughput tool for clinical diagnosis and microbiological research. In this present study, we employed a whole-cell MALDI-TOF MS approach for assessing its potency in clustering a total of 11 different B. pseudomallei isolates (consisting of 5 environmental and 6 clinical isolates) with respect to their origins and to further investigate the source-identifying biomarker ions belonging to each bacterial group. The cluster analysis demonstrated that six out of eleven isolates were grouped correctly to their sources. Our results revealed a total of ten source-identifying biomarker ions, which exhibited statistically significant differences in peak intensity between average environmental and clinical mass spectra using ClinProTools software. Six out of ten mass ions were assigned as environmental-identifying biomarker ions (EIBIs), including, m/z 4,056, 4,214, 5,814, 7,545, 7,895, and 8,112, whereas the remaining four mass ions were defined as clinical-identifying biomarker ions (CIBIs) consisting of m/z 3,658, 6,322, 7,035, and 7,984. Hence, our findings represented, for the first time, the source-specific biomarkers of environmental and clinical B. pseudomallei.

  6. Conventional Morphology Versus PCR Sequencing, rep-PCR, and MALDI-TOF-MS for Identification of Clinical Aspergillus Isolates Collected Over a 2-Year Period in a University Hospital at Kayseri, Turkey.

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    Atalay, Altay; Koc, Ayse Nedret; Suel, Ahmet; Sav, Hafize; Demir, Gonca; Elmali, Ferhan; Cakir, Nuri; Seyedmousavi, Seyedmojtaba

    2016-09-01

    Aspergillus species cause a wide range of diseases in humans, including allergies, localized infections, or fatal disseminated diseases. Rapid detection and identification of Aspergillus spp. facilitate effective patient management. In the current study we compared conventional morphological methods with PCR sequencing, rep-PCR, and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) for the identification of Aspergillus strains. A total of 24 consecutive clinical isolates of Aspergillus were collected during 2012-2014. Conventional morphology and rep-PCR were performed in our Mycology Laboratory. The identification, evaluation, and reporting of strains using MALDI-TOF-MS were performed by BioMérieux Diagnostic, Inc. in Istanbul. DNA sequence analysis of the clinical isolates was performed by the BMLabosis laboratory in Ankara. Samples consisted of 18 (75%) lower respiratory tract specimens, 3 otomycosis (12.5%) ear tissues, 1 sample from keratitis, and 1 sample from a cutaneous wound. According to DNA sequence analysis, 12 (50%) specimens were identified as A. fumigatus, 8 (33.3%) as A. flavus, 3 (12.5%) as A. niger, and 1 (4.2%) as A. terreus. Statistically, there was good agreement between the conventional morphology and rep-PCR and MALDI-TOF methods; kappa values were κ = 0.869, 0.871, and 0.916, respectively (P < 0.001). The good level of agreement between the methods included in the present study and sequence method could be due to the identification of Aspergillus strains that were commonly encountered. Therefore, it was concluded that studies conducted with a higher number of isolates, which include other Aspergillus strains, are required. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. The Technical and Biological Reproducibility of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Based Typing: Employment of Bioinformatics in a Multicenter Study.

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    Oberle, Michael; Wohlwend, Nadia; Jonas, Daniel; Maurer, Florian P; Jost, Geraldine; Tschudin-Sutter, Sarah; Vranckx, Katleen; Egli, Adrian

    2016-01-01

    The technical, biological, and inter-center reproducibility of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS) typing data has not yet been explored. The aim of this study is to compare typing data from multiple centers employing bioinformatics using bacterial strains from two past outbreaks and non-related strains. Participants received twelve extended spectrum betalactamase-producing E. coli isolates and followed the same standard operating procedure (SOP) including a full-protein extraction protocol. All laboratories provided visually read spectra via flexAnalysis (Bruker, Germany). Raw data from each laboratory allowed calculating the technical and biological reproducibility between centers using BioNumerics (Applied Maths NV, Belgium). Technical and biological reproducibility ranged between 96.8-99.4% and 47.6-94.4%, respectively. The inter-center reproducibility showed a comparable clustering among identical isolates. Principal component analysis indicated a higher tendency to cluster within the same center. Therefore, we used a discriminant analysis, which completely separated the clusters. Next, we defined a reference center and performed a statistical analysis to identify specific peaks to identify the outbreak clusters. Finally, we used a classifier algorithm and a linear support vector machine on the determined peaks as classifier. A validation showed that within the set of the reference center, the identification of the cluster was 100% correct with a large contrast between the score with the correct cluster and the next best scoring cluster. Based on the sufficient technical and biological reproducibility of MALDI-TOF MS based spectra, detection of specific clusters is possible from spectra obtained from different centers. However, we believe that a shared SOP and a bioinformatics approach are required to make the analysis robust and reliable.

  8. The Technical and Biological Reproducibility of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS Based Typing: Employment of Bioinformatics in a Multicenter Study.

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    Michael Oberle

    Full Text Available The technical, biological, and inter-center reproducibility of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS typing data has not yet been explored. The aim of this study is to compare typing data from multiple centers employing bioinformatics using bacterial strains from two past outbreaks and non-related strains.Participants received twelve extended spectrum betalactamase-producing E. coli isolates and followed the same standard operating procedure (SOP including a full-protein extraction protocol. All laboratories provided visually read spectra via flexAnalysis (Bruker, Germany. Raw data from each laboratory allowed calculating the technical and biological reproducibility between centers using BioNumerics (Applied Maths NV, Belgium.Technical and biological reproducibility ranged between 96.8-99.4% and 47.6-94.4%, respectively. The inter-center reproducibility showed a comparable clustering among identical isolates. Principal component analysis indicated a higher tendency to cluster within the same center. Therefore, we used a discriminant analysis, which completely separated the clusters. Next, we defined a reference center and performed a statistical analysis to identify specific peaks to identify the outbreak clusters. Finally, we used a classifier algorithm and a linear support vector machine on the determined peaks as classifier. A validation showed that within the set of the reference center, the identification of the cluster was 100% correct with a large contrast between the score with the correct cluster and the next best scoring cluster.Based on the sufficient technical and biological reproducibility of MALDI-TOF MS based spectra, detection of specific clusters is possible from spectra obtained from different centers. However, we believe that a shared SOP and a bioinformatics approach are required to make the analysis robust and reliable.

  9. Analysis of Wheat Prolamins, the Causative Agents of Celiac Sprue, Using Reversed Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Jaime H. Mejías

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    Full Text Available Wheat prolamins, commonly known as “gluten”, are a complex mixture of 71–78 proteins, which constitute ~80% of the proteins in the wheat grains and supply 50% of the global dietary protein demand. Prolamins are also responsible for numerous gluten-induced disorders and determine the unique visco-elastic properties of the wheat dough. These properties necessitate the reliable determination of the prolamin composition in wheat grains and their derived products. Therefore, this study examined the impact of HPLC conditions, including column type, column temperature, flow rate, and the gradient of polar and non-polar solvents in the mobile phase, to improve the analytical resolution of prolamins. The following conditions were found optimal for analyses: column temperature 60 °C, flow rate 1.0 mL/min and an elution gradient of 20%–60% of 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid + acetonitrile in 60 min. For further improvement of resolution, gliadin and glutenin extracts were analyzed using MALDI-TOF-MS in combination with HPLC fractionation. Two semi-quantitative methods, densitometry of stained polyacrylamide gels and HPLC, were used to determine relative prolamin quantities and the correspondence between the methods was established. The combinatorial gluten analyses approach developed during the present study was used to analyze prolamin profiles of wheat transformants expressing DEMETER silencing artificial microRNA, and the results are discussed.

  10. Methylobacterium Species Promoting Rice and Barley Growth and Interaction Specificity Revealed with Whole-Cell Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS Analysis.

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    Full Text Available Methylobacterium species frequently inhabit plant surfaces and are able to utilize the methanol emitted from plants as carbon and energy sources. As some of the Methylobacterium species are known to promote plant growth, significant attention has been paid to the mechanism of growth promotion and the specificity of plant-microbe interactions. By screening our Methylobacterium isolate collection for the high growth promotion effect in vitro, we selected some candidates for field and pot growth tests for rice and barley, respectively. We found that inoculation resulted in better ripening of rice seeds, and increased the size of barley grains but not the total yield. In addition, using whole-cell matrix-assister laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS analysis, we identified and classified Methylobacterium isolates from Methylobacterium-inoculated rice plants. The inoculated species could not be recovered from the rice plants, and in some cases, the Methylobacterium community structure was affected by the inoculation, but not with predomination of the inoculated species. The isolates from non-inoculated barley of various cultivars grown in the same field fell into just two species. These results suggest that there is a strong selection pressure at the species level of Methylobacterium residing on a given plant species, and that selection of appropriate species that can persist on the plant is important to achieve growth promotion.

  11. Lipidomic fingerprint of almonds (Prunus dulcis L. cv Nonpareil) using TiO₂ nanoparticle based matrix solid-phase dispersion and MALDI-TOF/MS and its potential in geographical origin verification.

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    Shen, Qing; Dong, Wei; Yang, Mei; Li, Linqiu; Cheung, Hon-Yeung; Zhang, Zhifeng

    2013-08-14

    A matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) procedure with titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NP) as sorbent was developed for the selective extraction of phospholipids from almond samples, and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS) was employed for analysis. A remarkable increase in the signals of phospholipid accompanied by a decrease in those of triacylglycerols and diacylglycerols was observed in the relevant mass spectra. The proposed method was applied to five batches of almonds originating from four geographical areas, whereas principal component analysis (PCA) was utilized to normalize the relative amounts of the identified phospholipid species. The results indicated that the lipidomic fingerprint of almonds was successfully established by the negative ion mode spectrum, and the ratio of m/z 833.6 to 835.6 as well as m/z 821.6 could be introduced as potential markers for the differentiation of the tested almonds with different geographical origins. The whole method is of great promise for selective separation of phospholipids from nonphospholipids, especially the glycerides, and superior in fast screening and characterization of phospholipids in almond samples.

  12. Taxonomía de levaduras de origen enológico por espectrometría de masas

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    Gutiérrez López, Cristina

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    Esencialmente, la tesis presentada bajo el título “Taxonomía de levaduras de origen enológico por espectrometría de masas” trata sobre la implementación del proceso de identificación y clasificación taxonómica de levaduras de interés enológico mediante el empleo de la técnica MALDI-TOF MS, como alternativa a la utilización de técnicas clásicas y moleculares. Se ha creado una librería de espectros de masas mediante MALDI-TOF MS con una extensa colección de levaduras aisladas del entorno enológ...

  13. Estudio de la fractura de materiales compuestos por una matriz de plástico

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    Maspoch, M. Ll. (Maria Lluïsa)

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    Se estudia el comportamiento a fractura de materiales, compuestos por una matriz de plástico en la que se ha dispersado una segunda fase en forma de partículas elastoméricas. Como matriz se han utilizado dos materiales diferentes: una resina de poliéster insaturada y poliestireno. Se estudia la morfología de los materiales compuestos preparados, se determinan los parámetros de fractura y otras propiedades mecánicas, se realiza el estudio fractográfico y finalmente se analizan los resultados e...

  14. Microorganism Identification Based On MALDI-TOF-MS Fingerprints

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    Elssner, Thomas; Kostrzewa, Markus; Maier, Thomas; Kruppa, Gary

    Advances in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry have enabled the ­development of a rapid, accurate and specific method for the identification of bacteria directly from colonies picked from culture plates, which we have named the MALDI Biotyper. The picked colonies are placed on a target plate, a drop of matrix solution is added, and a pattern of protein molecular weights and intensities, "the protein fingerprint" of the bacteria, is produced by the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. The obtained protein mass fingerprint representing a molecular signature of the microorganism is then matched against a database containing a library of previously measured protein mass fingerprints, and scores for the match to every library entry are produced. An ID is obtained if a score is returned over a pre-set threshold. The sensitivity of the techniques is such that only approximately 104 bacterial cells are needed, meaning that an overnight culture is sufficient, and the results are obtained in minutes after culture. The improvement in time to result over biochemical methods, and the capability to perform a non-targeted identification of bacteria and spores, potentially makes this method suitable for use in the detect-to-treat timeframe in a bioterrorism event. In the case of white-powder samples, the infectious spore is present in sufficient quantity in the powder so that the MALDI Biotyper result can be obtained directly from the white powder, without the need for culture. While spores produce very different patterns from the vegetative colonies of the corresponding bacteria, this problem is overcome by simply including protein fingerprints of the spores in the library. Results on spores can be returned within minutes, making the method suitable for use in the "detect-to-protect" timeframe.

  15. Estimativa de área de soja por classificação de imagens normalizada pela matriz de erros

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a área plantada com soja por meio da normalização da matriz de erros gerada a partir da classificação supervisionada de imagens TM/Landsat‑5. Foram avaliados oito municípios no Estado do Paraná, com dados referentes à safra de 2003/2004. As classificações foram realizadas por meio dos métodos paralelepípedo e máxima verossimilhança, dando origem à "máscara de soja". Os valores do índice Kappa dos oito municípios ficaram acima de 0,6. As estimativas de área de soja, corrigidas por matriz de erros, apresentaram alta correlação com as estimativas oficiais do estado e com as estimativas geradas a partir de um método alternativo denominado "expansão direta". A estimativa de área de soja por meio da normalização da matriz de erros apresenta menor custo e pode subsidiar métodos convencionais na estimativa menos subjetiva de safras.

  16. Por uma matriz feminista de gênero para os estudos sobre homens e masculinidades

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2008000300005 Este artigo tem o objetivo de contribuir para os estudos e pesquisas sobre homens e masculinidades, apresentando um marco conceitual de gênero, a partir de uma matriz que dialoga com produções feministas e se organiza em quatro eixos: 1 o sistema sexo/gênero; 2 a dimensão relacional; 3 as marcações de poder; e 4 a ruptura da tradução do modelo binário de gênero nas esferas da política, das instituições e das organizações sociais. Para tanto, dialogamos com produções contemporâneas que adotam “gênero” como categoria analítica e se baseiam em referenciais teóricos distintos, mas têm em comum (e se autodefinem a partir de uma perspectiva feminista crítica. A partir dessa matriz, traz-se uma análise dos estudos sobre os homens e masculinidades no campo da saúde, sexualidade e reprodução, destacando a necessidade de abrir espaço para novas construções teóricas que resgatem o caráter plural, polissêmico e crítico das leituras feministas.

  17. Monitoring of barley starch amylolysis by gravitational field flow fractionation and MALDI-TOF MS

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    Mazanec, Karel; Dyčka, Filip; Bobálová, Janette

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 91, č. 15 (2011), s. 2756-2761 ISSN 0022-5142 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1M0570; GA MŠk 1M06030; GA MŠk 2B06037 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40310501 Keywords : barley * starch * malting process Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 1.436, year: 2011

  18. MALDI-TOF MS for quality control of high protein content sport supplements.

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    De Ceglie, Cristina; Calvano, Cosima D; Zambonin, Carlo G

    2015-06-01

    High protein content sport nutritional supplements are found as powder products containing, as ingredients, amino acids and proteins with important nutritional values as milk, soy and egg proteins. An EU Food Supplements Directive (2002) requires that supplements should be safe, both in dosages and in purity. It is important, then, to develop rapid and sensitive methods to be employed for the quality control of these substances. In this work, we apply, for the first time, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry as a fast, reproducible and sensitive method for the quality control of sport nutritional supplements based on proteins. To this aim, several commercial egg- and/or milk-based powder products have been processed by in gel or in solution digestion and analyzed in comparison to pure standard products. This strategy allowed to assess the reliability of the indications on proteins (as caseins, whey proteins and ovalbumin) declared in the label of several sport nutritional supplements. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Cytosolic proteome profiling of aminoglycosides resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates using MALDI-TOF/MS

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    Full Text Available Emergence of extremely drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB is the consequence of the failure of second line TB treatment. Aminoglycosides are the important second line anti-TB drugs used to treat the multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB. Main known mechanism of action of aminoglycosides is to inhibit the protein synthesis by inhibiting the normal functioning of ribosome. Primary target of aminoglycosides are the ribosomal RNA and its associated proteins. Various mechanisms have been proposed for aminoglycosides resistance but still some are unsolved. As proteins are involved in most of the biological processes, these act as a potential diagnostic markers and drug targets. In the present study we analyzed the purely cytosolic proteome of amikacin (AK and kanamycin (KM resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates by proteomic and bioinformatic approaches. Twenty protein spots were found to have over expressed in resistant isolates and were identified. Among these Rv3208A, Rv2623, Rv1360, Rv2140c, Rv1636 and Rv2185c are six proteins with unknown functions or undefined role. Docking results showed that AK and KM binds to the conserved domain (DUF, USP-A, Luciferase, PEBP and Polyketidecyclase/dehydrase domain of these hypothetical proteins and over expression of these proteins might neutralize/modulate the effect of drug molecules. TBPred and GPS-PUP predicted cytoplasmic nature and potential pupylation sites within these identified proteins respectively. String analysis also suggested that over expressed proteins along with their interactive partners might be involved in aminoglycosides resistance. Cumulative effect of these over expressed proteins could be involved in AK and KM resistance by mitigating the toxicity, repression of drug target and neutralizing affect. These findings need further exploitation for the expansion of newer therapeutics or diagnostic markers against AK and KM resistance so that an extreme condition like XDR-TB can be prevented.

  20. Cytosolic Proteome Profiling of Aminoglycosides Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clinical Isolates Using MALDI-TOF/MS.

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    Sharma, Divakar; Lata, Manju; Singh, Rananjay; Deo, Nirmala; Venkatesan, Krishnamurthy; Bisht, Deepa

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    Emergence of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is the consequence of the failure of second line TB treatment. Aminoglycosides are the important second line anti-TB drugs used to treat the multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Main known mechanism of action of aminoglycosides is to inhibit the protein synthesis by inhibiting the normal functioning of ribosome. Primary target of aminoglycosides are the ribosomal RNA and its associated proteins. Various mechanisms have been proposed for aminoglycosides resistance but still some are unsolved. As proteins are involved in most of the biological processes, these act as a potential diagnostic markers and drug targets. In the present study we analyzed the purely cytosolic proteome of amikacin (AK) and kanamycin (KM) resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates by proteomic and bioinformatic approaches. Twenty protein spots were found to have over expressed in resistant isolates and were identified. Among these Rv3208A, Rv2623, Rv1360, Rv2140c, Rv1636, and Rv2185c are six proteins with unknown functions or undefined role. Docking results showed that AK and KM binds to the conserved domain (DUF, USP-A, Luciferase, PEBP and Polyketidecyclase/dehydrase domain) of these hypothetical proteins and over expression of these proteins might neutralize/modulate the effect of drug molecules. TBPred and GPS-PUP predicted cytoplasmic nature and potential pupylation sites within these identified proteins, respectively. String analysis also suggested that over expressed proteins along with their interactive partners might be involved in aminoglycosides resistance. Cumulative effect of these over expressed proteins could be involved in AK and KM resistance by mitigating the toxicity, repression of drug target and neutralizing affect. These findings need further exploitation for the expansion of newer therapeutics or diagnostic markers against AK and KM resistance so that an extreme condition like XDR-TB can be prevented.

  1. Characterization and differentiation of aflatoxigenic species of Aspergillus section Flavi by MALDI-TOF MS

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    Rodrigues, P.; Kallow, W.; Erhard, M.; Welker, M.; Kozakiewicz, Z.; Lima, Nelson; Venâncio, Armando

    2007-01-01

    Aspergillus is a large genus, with a complex taxonomy. The genus is easily identifiedd by its characteristic conidiophore, but species identification and differentiation is complex, mainly because it is traditionally based on a range of morphological features. Aspergillus subgenus Circumdati section Flavi, also refered to as the A.dflavus group, has attracted worldwide attention for its industrial use and toxigenic potential. Sectiond Flavi is divided in two groups of species. One includes th...

  2. A polyphasic approach for black Aspergillus identification using MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Rodrigues, Paula; Soares, Célia; Santos, Cledir; Fraga, Marcelo; Venâncio, Armando; Lima, Nelson

    2009-01-01

    The Aspergillus section Nigri is among the best studied fungi, having different commercial applications, but also causing biodeterioration of commodities and food spoilage. Although being well studied, their identification is not straightforward, and, recently, new species have been described in this section1,2,3. These new species were not only separated from their relatives in the section by morphological distinction but also from molecular point of view. The concept of species is clearly a...

  3. Characterization of Dickeya and Pectobacterium species by capillary electrophoretic techniques and MALDI-TOF MS

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    Šalplachta, Jiří; Kubesová, Anna; Horký, J.; Matoušková, H.; Tesařová, Marie; Horká, Marie

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    Roč. 407, č. 25 (2015), s. 7625-7635 ISSN 1618-2642 R&D Projects: GA MV VG20112015021 Institutional support: RVO:68081715 Keywords : bacteria * electrophoretic techniques * MALDI Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 3.125, year: 2015 http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0250090

  4. Classification of ancient mammal individuals using dental pulp MALDI-TOF MS peptide profiling.

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    Thi-Nguyen-Ny Tran

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The classification of ancient animal corpses at the species level remains a challenging task for forensic scientists and anthropologists. Severe damage and mixed, tiny pieces originating from several skeletons may render morphological classification virtually impossible. Standard approaches are based on sequencing mitochondrial and nuclear targets. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We present a method that can accurately classify mammalian species using dental pulp and mass spectrometry peptide profiling. Our work was organized into three successive steps. First, after extracting proteins from the dental pulp collected from 37 modern individuals representing 13 mammalian species, trypsin-digested peptides were used for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry analysis. The resulting peptide profiles accurately classified every individual at the species level in agreement with parallel cytochrome b gene sequencing gold standard. Second, using a 279-modern spectrum database, we blindly classified 33 of 37 teeth collected in 37 modern individuals (89.1%. Third, we classified 10 of 18 teeth (56% collected in 15 ancient individuals representing five mammal species including human, from five burial sites dating back 8,500 years. Further comparison with an upgraded database comprising ancient specimen profiles yielded 100% classification in ancient teeth. Peptide sequencing yield 4 and 16 different non-keratin proteins including collagen (alpha-1 type I and alpha-2 type I in human ancient and modern dental pulp, respectively. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Mass spectrometry peptide profiling of the dental pulp is a new approach that can be added to the arsenal of species classification tools for forensics and anthropology as a complementary method to DNA sequencing. The dental pulp is a new source for collagen and other proteins for the species classification of modern and ancient mammal individuals.

  5. An innovative strategy for sulfopeptides analysis using MALDI-TOF MS reflectron positive ion mode.

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    Cantel, Sonia; Brunel, Luc; Ohara, Keiichiro; Enjalbal, Christine; Martinez, Jean; Vasseur, Jean-Jacques; Smietana, Michael

    2012-08-01

    Sulfation of tyrosine residues is a key posttranslational modification in the regulation of various cellular processes. As such, the detection and localization of tyrosine sulfation is an essential step toward the elucidation of the physiological and pathological roles of this process. Despite substantial advances, intact sulfated peptides are still difficult to detect by MALDI-MS due to the extreme lability of the sulfo-moiety. The present report demonstrates for the first time how intact sulfated peptides can be directly and specifically detected by MALDI-MS in positive reflectron mode by using pyrenemethylguanidine (pmg) as a noncovalent derivatizing agent and an ionization enhancer. This new method allows the determination of the degree of sulfation of sulfopeptides pure or in mixtures. Moreover, the observation of specific peaks in the mass spectra enables a rapid and unambiguous discrimination between phospho- and sulfopeptides. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Reliable identification at the species level of Brucella isolates with MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Lista, F.; Reubsaet, F.A.G.; Santis, R. de; Parchen, R.R.; Jong, A.L. de; Kieboom, J.; Laaken, A.L. van der; Voskamp-Visser, I.A.I.; Fillo, S.; Jansen, H.J. de; Plas, J. van der; Paauw, A.

    2011-01-01

    Background: The genus Brucella contains highly infectious species that are classified as biological threat agents. The timely detection and identification of the microorganism involved is essential for an effective response not only to biological warfare attacks but also to natural outbreaks.

  7. Classification of Ancient Mammal Individuals Using Dental Pulp MALDI-TOF MS Peptide Profiling

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    Tran, Thi-Nguyen-Ny; Aboudharam, Gérard; Gardeisen, Armelle; Davoust, Bernard; Bocquet-Appel, Jean-Pierre; Flaudrops, Christophe; Belghazi, Maya; Raoult, Didier; Drancourt, Michel

    2011-01-01

    Background The classification of ancient animal corpses at the species level remains a challenging task for forensic scientists and anthropologists. Severe damage and mixed, tiny pieces originating from several skeletons may render morphological classification virtually impossible. Standard approaches are based on sequencing mitochondrial and nuclear targets. Methodology/Principal Findings We present a method that can accurately classify mammalian species using dental pulp and mass spectrometry peptide profiling. Our work was organized into three successive steps. First, after extracting proteins from the dental pulp collected from 37 modern individuals representing 13 mammalian species, trypsin-digested peptides were used for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry analysis. The resulting peptide profiles accurately classified every individual at the species level in agreement with parallel cytochrome b gene sequencing gold standard. Second, using a 279–modern spectrum database, we blindly classified 33 of 37 teeth collected in 37 modern individuals (89.1%). Third, we classified 10 of 18 teeth (56%) collected in 15 ancient individuals representing five mammal species including human, from five burial sites dating back 8,500 years. Further comparison with an upgraded database comprising ancient specimen profiles yielded 100% classification in ancient teeth. Peptide sequencing yield 4 and 16 different non-keratin proteins including collagen (alpha-1 type I and alpha-2 type I) in human ancient and modern dental pulp, respectively. Conclusions/Significance Mass spectrometry peptide profiling of the dental pulp is a new approach that can be added to the arsenal of species classification tools for forensics and anthropology as a complementary method to DNA sequencing. The dental pulp is a new source for collagen and other proteins for the species classification of modern and ancient mammal individuals. PMID:21364886

  8. Rapid detection of AAC(6')-Ib-cr production using a MALDI-TOF MS strategy.

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    Pardo, C-A; Tan, R N; Hennequin, C; Beyrouthy, R; Bonnet, R; Robin, F

    2016-12-01

    Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance mechanisms have become increasingly prevalent among Enterobacteriaceae strains since the 1990s. Among these mechanisms, AAC(6')-Ib-cr is the most difficult to detect. Different detection methods have been developed, but they require expensive procedures such as Sanger sequencing, pyrosequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) restriction, or the time-consuming phenotypic method of Wachino. In this study, we describe a simple matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) method which can be easily implemented in clinical laboratories that use the MALDI-TOF technique for bacterial identification. We tested 113 strains of Enterobacteriaceae, of which 64 harbored the aac(6')-Ib-cr gene. We compared two MALDI-TOF strategies, which differed by their norfloxacin concentration (0.03 vs. 0.5 g/L), and the method of Wachino with the PCR and sequencing strategy used as the reference. The MALDI-TOF strategy, performed with 0.03 g/L norfloxacin, and the method of Wachino yielded the same high performances (Se = 98 %, Sp = 100 %), but the turnaround time of the MALDI-TOF strategy was faster (<5 h), simpler, and inexpensive (<1 Euro). Our study shows that the MALDI-TOF strategy has the potential to become a major method for the detection of many different enzymatic resistance mechanisms.

  9. LIMPIC: a computational method for the separation of protein MALDI-TOF-MS signals from noise

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    Di Nicola Marta

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mass spectrometry protein profiling is a promising tool for biomarker discovery in clinical proteomics. However, the development of a reliable approach for the separation of protein signals from noise is required. In this paper, LIMPIC, a computational method for the detection of protein peaks from linear-mode MALDI-TOF data is proposed. LIMPIC is based on novel techniques for background noise reduction and baseline removal. Peak detection is performed considering the presence of a non-homogeneous noise level in the mass spectrum. A comparison of the peaks collected from multiple spectra is used to classify them on the basis of a detection rate parameter, and hence to separate the protein signals from other disturbances. Results LIMPIC preprocessing proves to be superior than other classical preprocessing techniques, allowing for a reliable decomposition of the background noise and the baseline drift from the MALDI-TOF mass spectra. It provides lower coefficient of variation associated with the peak intensity, improving the reliability of the information that can be extracted from single spectra. Our results show that LIMPIC peak-picking is effective even in low protein concentration regimes. The analytical comparison with commercial and freeware peak-picking algorithms demonstrates its superior performances in terms of sensitivity and specificity, both on in-vitro purified protein samples and human plasma samples. Conclusion The quantitative information on the peak intensity extracted with LIMPIC could be used for the recognition of significant protein profiles by means of advanced statistic tools: LIMPIC might be valuable in the perspective of biomarker discovery.

  10. Generaci??n de mucosa oral artificial por ingenier??a tisular. Identificaci??n de los patrones histol??gicos e histoqu??micos de la matriz extracelular

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    Alfonso-Rodr??guez, Camilo Andr??s

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo general de esta Tesis Doctoral es identificar los patrones histol??gicos e histoqu??micos de la matriz extracelular de mucosa oral ortot??pica y heterot??pica generada por Ingenier??a Tisular.

  11. Diseño de un sistema de administración por procesos aplicado a la Matriz del Grupo Empresarial HOLDINGDINE S.A.

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    Ayala de la Cueva, Karina de los Angeles

    2011-01-01

    103 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 3853 Esta investigación relacionada con el DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE ADMINISTRACION POR PROCESOS APLICADO A LA MATRIZ DEL GRUPO EMPRESARIAL HOLDINGDINE S.A., se inicia exponiendo un marco teórico de los escenarios de la empresa moderna que actualmente se sustentan en procesos bajo un pensamiento sistémico, con el único objetivo de satisfacer en primer lugar al cliente interno para luego desplazarse en la atención del cliente externo, elementos ...

  12. Avaliação dos modos de falha sob impacto de compósitos de matriz polimérica reforçados por fibras

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    Marcelo M. M. Naglis

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Neste trabalho é feita uma avaliação dos modos de falha de compósitos de matriz polimérica reforçados por fibras de vidro, carbono ou aramida, submetidos a carregamento dinâmico. Os compósitos unidirecionais analisados foram fabricados por prensagem e cura à vácuo de lâminas de pré-impregnados. A energia total absorvida na fratura mostrou uma correlação inversamente proporcional ao módulo elástico das fibras usadas como reforço. Os compósitos com fibras de carbono falharam de um modo frágil. Para estes compósitos o comportamento ao impacto pode ser modelado usando-se uma análise puramente elástica. Para os compósitos com fibras de vidro a falha foi controlada por um mecanismo misto de cisalhamento ao longo da interface fibra-matriz e tensão normal trativa atuando perpendicularmente às fibras. O modelo elástico empregado para simular o comportamento ao impacto subestima a energia absorvida por estes compósitos, porém, a diferença entre os valores experimentais e os calculados não ultrapassou 20 %. A falha dos compósitos com fibras aramidas foi atribuída, principalmente, ao componente de tensão trativa atuando perpendicularmente às fibras. Nestes compósitos foi observado arrancamento superficial nas fibras aramidas e o comportamento ao impacto não obedece o modelo elástico empregado.ABSTRACT: In this work an evaluation of the fracture mode of fiber reinforced resin matrix composites submitted to three point bending dynamic impact testing was undertaken. The unidirectional glass, carbon and aramid fiber-epoxy matrix composites used were fabricated by vacuum bagging prepreg laminas. The energy absorbed to fracture the composites had an inverse correlation to the fibres' elastic modulus. The carbon fiber composites failed in a brittle mode. The analysis of the fracture surfaces showed that for the glass fiber composites, the failure is controlled by a coupled mechanism of shear along the fiber

  13. Identification of phlebotomine sand flies using one MALDI-TOF MS reference database and two mass spectrometer systems

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    Mathis, A.; Depaquit, J.; Dvořák, V.; Tuten, H.; Banuls, A.-L.; Halada, Petr; Zapata, S.; Lehrter, V.; Hlaváčková, K.; Prudhomme, J.; Volf, P.; Sereno, D.; Kaufmann, Ch.; Pflueger, V.; Schaffner, F.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 8, MAY 2015 (2015) ISSN 1756-3305 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA15-04329S Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Arthropod identification * Bruker * Centralized reference database Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry Impact factor: 3.234, year: 2015

  14. Positionsspezifischer Nachweis und relative Quantifizierung von Modifikationen des alpha-s1-Caseins in Milch mittels MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Vollmer, Gregor

    2013-01-01

    Milch und Milchprodukte spielen eine bedeutende Rolle in der menschlichen Ernährung. Vor der Abgabe an den Verbraucher wird Milch in den allermeisten Fällen hitzebehandelt, um mikrobielle Stabilität sicherzustellen und die Haltbarkeit zu verlängern. Allerdings kann diese Hitzebehandlung die in Milch enthaltenen Nährstoffe, unter anderem Kohlenhydrate, Lipide, Proteine und Vitamine, erheblich schädigen. Vitamine werden durch starke Erhitzung zerstört, bei den Lipiden kann es zu Abbaureaktionen...

  15. Differentiation of Cronobacter spp. by tryptic digestion of the cell suspension followed by MALDI-TOF MS analysis

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    Krásný, Lukáš; Rohlová, E.; Růžičková, E.; Šantrůček, J.; Hynek, R.; Hochel, I.

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    Roč. 98, MAR 2014 (2014), s. 105-113 ISSN 0167-7012 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP503/10/0664 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Biotyper * Cronobacter * MALDI - TOF Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry Impact factor: 2.026, year: 2014

  16. Proteomic profiling of occupational medicamentosa-like dermatitis induced by trichloroethylene in serum based on MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Liu, Wei; Hong, Wen-Xu; Zhang, Yanfang; Huang, Peiwu; Yang, Xifei; Ren, Xiaohu; Huang, Haiyan; Liu, Jianjun

    2015-11-01

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) has long been well known as a major pollutant that affects both occupational and general environments. Occupational medicamentosa-like dermatitis induced by TCE (OMLDT) is an autoimmune disease, which has become one of the critical occupational health issues in China. In this study, we analyzed 18 OMLDT patients and 29 professional TCE contact people on serum proteomic analysis by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and ClinProTools bioinformatics software. The intensities of 35 protein/peptide peaks were significantly different between TCE contact controls and OMLDT patients. A pattern of six peaks (m/z 1,450.33, 1,866.16, 3,262.39, 4,109.55, 5,064.85 and 5,956.57) were selected to construct a diagnostic model to discriminate the OMLDT patients from controls with sensitivity and specificity of both 93.8 %. Our findings provide an alternative proteomic approach to differentiate the OMLDT patients from TCE contact workers with high sensitivity and high specificity, which will be of potential value in clinical diagnosis for occupational disease.

  17. Identification of Candida species isolated from vulvovaginitis in Mashhad, Iran by Use of MALDI-TOF MS

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    Majid Alizadeh

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     Of the 65 isolates analyzed, 61 (93.8% were recognised by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and for four isolates (6.1% only not relabile identifications were achieved. In this study, the most frequently isolated species were Candida albicans (58.5%, followed by Candida tropicalis (16.9%, Candida glabrata (7.7%, Candida parapsilosis (7.7% and Candida guillermondii (3.1%.  Conclusion presented results demonstrate that the MALDI TOF mass spectrometry is a fast and reliable technique, and has the potential to replace conventional phenotypic identification of Candida species and other yeast strains routinely isolated in clinical microbiology laboratories.

  18. MALDI-TOF MS contribution to diagnosis of melioidosis in a nonendemic country in three French travellers

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    V. Walewski

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    Full Text Available Melioidosis is an endemic disease in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. An increasing number of cases are being reported in nonendemic countries, making the diagnosis less obvious. We discuss the identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei using matrix-assisted desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry on the occasion of recent cases of imported melioidosis in French travellers.

  19. Ataque de matrizes cimentícias por sulfato de sódio:adições minerais como agentes mitigadores

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    J. Hoppe Filho

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A degradação do concreto por sulfatos ocorre a partir de suas reações químicas com os compostos hidratados do cimento Portland e que, em estágios avançados, promovem a formação de produtos expansivos que geram a sua fissuração e desagregação. A utilização de adições minerais na composição, em substituição parcial ao cimento, provoca alterações microestruturais que interferem na porosidade da matriz hidratada e, principalmente, na distribuição e na interconectividade dos poros, influenciando no ingresso de água contaminada. No presente trabalho avaliou-se o potencial de mitigação do ataque por íons sulfato quando da inclusão de adições minerais na composição do material. A determinação da variação dimensional de barras de argamassa, conforme a NBR 13.583, foi utilizada para avaliar o potencial de mitigação do material ligante composto por cimento CP V - ARI (referência e minerais em substituição parcial a este, no teor de 10%, em massa, como sílica ativa, metacaulim, sílica de casca de arroz, fíler calcário e quartzoso, além de resíduo de cerâmica vermelha, com diferentes finuras. A argamassa de referência apresentou elevada expansão, bem como as que continham metacaulim, fíler calcário e resíduo de cerâmica vermelha, independentemente da distribuição granulométrica. A utilização de sílica ativa, sílica de casca de arroz ou fíler quartzoso na composição do material reduziu a expansão a valores aceitáveis, atribuindo resistência ao ataque por sulfatos às argamassas.

  20. Análise histomorfométrica da matriz extracelular do linfonodo poplíteo de cães naturalmente infectados por Leishmania (L. chagasi

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    Kris Régia J. Kondo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Nas Américas, a leishmaniose visceral canina é causada por Leishmania (Leishmania chagasi, um protozoário intracelular obrigatório do sistema fagocítico mononuclear; as principais alterações histológicas associadas a essa doença ocorrem nos em órgãos linfóides. Apesar de o cão ser considerado o principal mantenedor e disseminador da leishmaniose no ambiente urbano, são escassos estudos dos aspectos histopatológicos e histomorfométricos, em cães naturalmente infectados com L. chagasi, que investiguem a interação entre o parasito e a matriz extracelular. Este estudo visou caracterizar e quantificar as alterações dos componentes celulares e da matriz extracelular (colágenos I e III do linfonodo poplíteo de 22 cães com infecção natural por L. chagasi detectada através da reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIF e compará-las com as alterações encontradas no linfonodo poplíteo de 10 cães não-infectados, negativos na RIF e clinicamente saudáveis. Fragmentos dos linfonodos foram seccionados longitudinalmente, processados rotineiramente para exame histológico e corados por hematoxilina-eosina. Cortes adicionais do mesmo linfonodo incluídos em glicol metacrilato foram corados pelo azul de toluidina para histomorfometria. Linfonodos de cães infectados apresentaram linfadenopatia generalizada, aumento do tamanho e do número dos folículos linfóides, hipertrofia da cápsula e hiperplasia linfóide significativa. Nos linfonodos de cães do grupo infectado, a análise quantitativa de fibras colágenas mostrou significativo predomínio do colágeno I sobre o colágeno III. Esses resultados demonstram que cães infectados por L. chagasi apresentam degradação dos constituintes da matriz extracelular e conseqüente destruição do arcabouço linfóide, alterando a morfologia do órgão.In the Americas, canine visceral leishmaniasis is caused by Leishmania (Leishmania chagasi, an obligatory intracellular parasite of

  1. Mecanismos de desgaste en materiales compuestos de matriz acero rápido fabricados por técnicas pulvimetalúrgicas

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    Gordo, E.

    2001-04-01

    un molino de alta energía, en seco, a 200 r.p.m., durante 40 h. Después de un recocido de eliminación de tensiones, se siguieron dos vías para la consolidación de los polvos: (1 compactación en matriz y sinterización en vacío y (2 compactación isostática en caliente (HIP. El estudio del comportamiento a desgaste de los materiales se evaluó mediante el método ''pin-ondisc”. Los ensayos se realizaron utilizando como disco el material a ensayar, y como “piri” una bola de alúmina. Los resultados indican que, la consolidación del material por HIP mejora considerablemente su resistencia al desgaste, respecto a la consolidación por sinterizado.

  2. Estudio del comportamiento a la corrosión por picadura de materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio (A3xx.x/SiCp

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    Pardo, A.

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available The influence of the SiCp proportion on the pitting corrosion of A3xx.x/SiC/xxp composites was studied by means of potenciodinamic polarization and double cyclic polarization in saline environment at 25 °C. A360/SiC/xxp matrix does not contain copper, whereas the A380/SiC/xxp matrix contains l,39'l,44w %Ni and 3,13-3,45wt %Cu. The kinetic study was carried out by gravimetric measurements. The nature of corrosion products was analysed by low angle XRD and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM. The corrosion is due to nucleation and growth of Al2O3·3H2O on the material surface. The corrosion increases with the reinforcement proportion, chloride concentration and copper content.

    Se estudia la influencia de la proporción de SiCp, en la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura, de composites A3xx.x/SiC/xxp, mediante medidas de polarización potencio^ dinámica y de doble polarización cíclica cuando operan en ambiente salino a 25 °C. La matriz del material A360/SiC/xxp no contiene cobre, mientras que el material A380/SiC/xxp contiene 1,394,44 % Ni y 3,13-3,45 % Cu. El estudio cinético se realizó mediante medidas gravimétricas. La naturaleza de los productos de corrosión se estudió por difracción de rayos X de incidencia rasante y microscopía electrónica de barrido. La degradación está asociada a la nucleación y crecimiento de Al2O3·3H2O sobre la superficie de los materiales y aumenta con la proporción de refuerzo, la concentración de iones cloruro del medio y la concentración de cobre del material.

  3. Estudio de la protección del refuerzo de partículas de SiC mediante barreras activas por sol-gel en materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio

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    Ureña, A.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available A microcrystalline, homogeneous and transparent sol – gel silica coating has been developed to avoid the degradation and improve the wettability of aluminium matrix composites reinforced with SiC particles. Composite aluminium matrix samples have been made by cold powder compaction, and the coating efficiency has been checked by melting the samples several temperature and times. The coating reduces the appearance of Al4C3, showing that the degradation resistance of the new material is much higher than that of the uncovered SiC particles composite one.

    Con objeto de prevenir la degradación y mejorar la mojabilidad de los materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio reforzados con partículas de SiC se ha desarrollado un recubrimiento microcristalino, homogéneo y transparente de SiO2 obtenido por el método sol-gel. La eficacia del recubrimiento como barrera se ha comprobado realizando ensayos de fusión a diferentes tiempos y temperaturas sobre pastillas de material compuesto de matriz de aluminio obtenidas por compactación en frío de polvos. El recubrimiento limita la formación de Al4C3, lo que indica que la resistencia a la degradación del nuevo material es muy superior a la del fabricado con partículas de SiC sin recubrir.

  4. Obtención por vía pulvimetalúrgica de materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio reforzados con nitruros

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    Fogagnolo, J. B.

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available The use of aluminium metal matrix composites as structural materials is increasing continuously, mainly in the automotive and aerospace industries. The development of new kind of reinforcements is one of the areas of greater interest in current researches. This work investigates the use of nitrides as reinforcement for composite materials, with Al 6061 matrix, obtained by powder metallurgy and extrusion, presenting their microstructural features and their mechanical characteristics.

    La utilización de los materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio como materiales estructurales está en continuo crecimiento principalmente en la industria automovilística y aeroespacial. El desarrollo de nuevos tipos de refuerzos es una de las áreas de mayor interés en las más actuales investigaciones. Este trabajo investiga el uso de nitruros como refuerzo en materiales compuestos, de matriz de aleación AA6061, obtenidos vía pulvimetalúrgica y extrusión, presentando los aspectos microestruturales y las características mecánicas.

  5. Análise da contribuição ambiental por meio da alteração da matriz energética do setor brasileiro de ferro-gusa e aço

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    Flávia de Castro Camioto

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a possibilidade de contribuição ambiental por meio da alteração da matriz energética do setor industrial de ferro-gusa e aço. Para a medição das emissões de CO2 dos combustíveis utilizados, nesse setor, foi usado o método top-down, proposto pelo IPCC. Além disso, a partir dos dados de consumo energético, foi realizada a quantificação das emissões de CO2 supondo a mudança da matriz energética desse setor para efeito de comparação das emissões. Os resultados deste estudo indicam que o coque de carvão mineral é responsável por 44,5% do total de dióxido de carbono emitido por esse setor. Da mesma forma, se fosse possível utilizar somente um combustível na indústria de ferro-gusa e aço, para suprir sua demanda energética, as emissões de CO2 seriam menores para os combustíveis gasosos, líquidos e o alcatrão e outras fontes secundárias do petróleo. Apesar de o estudo ter indicado que o carvão vegetal é o segundo maior emissor de CO2 do setor, o mesmo pode contribuir para a redução do aquecimento global, desde que este energético seja proveniente de matas de reflorestamento destinadas para a atividade industrial.

  6. Por uma matriz feminista de gênero para os estudos sobre homens e masculinidades Men and masculinity studies: a feminist framework

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    Benedito Medrado

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de contribuir para os estudos e pesquisas sobre homens e masculinidades, apresentando um marco conceitual de gênero, a partir de uma matriz que dialoga com produções feministas e se organiza em quatro eixos: 1 o sistema sexo/gênero; 2 a dimensão relacional; 3 as marcações de poder; e 4 a ruptura da tradução do modelo binário de gênero nas esferas da política, das instituições e das organizações sociais. Para tanto, dialogamos com produções contemporâneas que adotam "gênero" como categoria analítica e se baseiam em referenciais teóricos distintos, mas têm em comum (e se autodefinem a partir de uma perspectiva feminista crítica. A partir dessa matriz, traz-se uma análise dos estudos sobre os homens e masculinidades no campo da saúde, sexualidade e reprodução, destacando a necessidade de abrir espaço para novas construções teóricas que resgatem o caráter plural, polissêmico e crítico das leituras feministas.This article aims at contributing to the studies and researches on men and their masculinity, disclosing a gender conceptual mark, from a matrix that dialogues with feminist productions and is organized on 4 axes: 1. Sex/gender system; 2. Relational dimension; Power traits and 4. Rupture of the binary model translation on political, institutional and social organizational spheres. In order to do that, we have dialogued with contemporary productions which are based on different theoretical references and where gender is adopted as an analytical category, but which have in common (and are defined from a critical feminist perspective. Based on this matrix, a study analysis on men and their masculinity as far as health, sexuality and reproduction field is concerned was carried out, emphasizing the need to make space for new theoretical constructions that recover the plural, polysemic and critical character of feminist readings.

  7. Análise da estabilização por solidificação de lodo de fosfatização em matrizes de cimento Portland e de cerâmica vermelha para a utilização na construção civil

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    Feliciane Andrade Brehm

    Full Text Available O lodo de fosfatização gerado no tratamento de efluentes do processo de revestimento fosfático de aço é um resíduo sólido Classe IIA - Não Inerte, geralmente disposto em aterro industrial. Uma alternativa para o tratamento de resíduos é a estabilização por solidificação em matrizes cerâmicas e à base de cimento Portland. Isto permite a reciclagem do resíduo como matéria-prima para a construção civil, diminui os custos de tratamento e disposição final e reduz áreas de aterros. O presente estudo tem como objetivo verificar a estabilização por solidificação de lodo de fosfatização em matrizes de cerâmica vermelha, empregada na produção de blocos cerâmicos de alvenaria, e em concretos de cimento Portland. Foram realizadas caracterizações dos materiais envolvidos e ensaios de lixiviação e solubilização das matrizes estudadas com e sem a incorporação do lodo. Os resultados indicam que há uma tendência à estabilização por solidificação dos parâmetros avaliados tanto na matriz cerâmica quanto na matriz de cimento Portland.

  8. EXPOSICIÓN A CARGA FÍSICA EN EL TRABAJO POR OCUPACIÓN: UNA EXPLOTACIÓN DE LOS DATOS EN MATRIZ EMPLEO-EXPOSICIÓN ESPAÑOLA ( MATEMESP

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    Ma Carmen González-Galarzo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La exposición a riesgos ergonómicos es la principal causa de daños de origen laboral. El objetivo es describir la prevalencia de exposición a carga física por ocupación en población laboral española y su relación con las condiciones de empleo y características sociodemográficas de los trabajadores. Métodos: Se utilizó la información contenida en la Matriz Empleo- Exposición Española (MatEmESp con datos entre 1997 y 2005. Se describieron las prevalencias de exposición a riesgos ergonómicos, identificándose las ocupaciones con mayores prevalencias y se analizó la relación con las condiciones de empleo y las características sociodemográficas por ocupación mediante coeficientes de correlación de Spearman y diagramas de dispersión. Resultados: Los movimientos repetidos fueron el riesgo ergonómico declarado con mayor frecuencia (prevalencias en torno al 60%. Las mayores prevalencias de exposición a posturas forzadas, manipulación de cargas, movimientos repetidos y trabajo sedentario se dieron en “albañi- les” (96%, en “peones de construcción” (89%, en “trabajadores de artes gráficas” (95% y “auxiliares administrativos” (98%, respectivamente. Encontramos una fuerte relación (p50%. Conclusiones: En general, la prevalencia de exposición a riesgos ergonómicos se mantiene muy elevada en el periodo analizado. Las ocupaciones menos cualificadas presentaron habitualmente mayores prevalencias de exposición.

  9. Comportamiento a desgaste de recubrimientos de material compuesto de matriz de aluminio fabricados por proyección térmica

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    Campo, M.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the wear behaviour of coatings made of aluminium matrix composites reinforced with 20% of SiC particles and manufactured by thermal spray method with oxyacetylene flame has been investigated. The wear behaviour between coatings with uncoated particles and sol-gel silica coated ones heat treated at 500 °C and 725 °C have been compared. The sprayed coatings with silica coated particles are more homogenous and less porous due to increase of wettability by molten aluminium that takes place on coated particles. The microstructure of the sprayed coatings, the wear surfaces and the wear debris have been anlysed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis techniques (EDX. The results show a smaller wear rate, a lower friction coefficient and more reduced loss of mass for the coatings sprayed with particles with sol-gel silica coatings than those made with uncoated particles.

    En este trabajo se ha evaluado el comportamiento a desgaste de recubrimientos de material compuesto reforzado con un 20 % de partículas de SiC fabricados por proyección térmica con llama oxiacetilénica. Se ha comparado el desgaste de los recubrimientos proyectados con partículas sin recubrir y recubiertas con la sílice sol-gel tratada térmicamente a 500 °C y 725 °C. Los recubrimientos proyectados con partículas recubiertas de sílice son más homogéneos y menos porosos debido fundamentalmente al aumento de su mojabilidad por aluminio fundido. La microestructura de los recubrimientos proyectados, de las superficies desgastadas y del material eliminado en los ensayos pin-on-disc se ha analizado por técnicas de microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido junto a microanálisis EDX. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una menor tasa de desgaste, menor coeficiente de rozamiento y menor pérdida de masa para los recubrimientos proyectados con las partículas con el recubrimiento de sílice sol-gel que para los de las

  10. Rapid identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of positive blood cultures using MALDI-TOF MS and a modification of the standardised disc diffusion test: a pilot study.

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    Fitzgerald, C

    2016-04-27

    In an era when clinical microbiology laboratories are under increasing financial pressure, there is a need for inexpensive, yet effective, rapid microbiology tests. The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel modification of standard methodology for the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of pathogens in positive blood cultures, reducing the turnaround time of laboratory results by 24 h.

  11. Identification of immature stages of phlebotomine sand flies using MALDI-TOF MS and mapping of mass spectra during sand fly life cycle

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    Halada, Petr; Hlaváčková, K.; Dvořák, V.; Volf, P.

    2018-01-01

    Roč. 93, FEB 2018 (2018), s. 47-56 ISSN 0965-1748 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA15-04329S Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Phlebotomine sand flies * Larvae * Pupae Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology OBOR OECD: Microbiology Impact factor: 3.756, year: 2016

  12. Superiority of SDS lysis over saponin lysis for direct bacterial identification from positive blood culture bottle by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Caspar, Yvan; Garnaud, Cécile; Raykova, Mariya; Bailly, Sébastien; Bidart, Marie; Maubon, Danièle

    2017-05-01

    Fast species diagnosis has an important health care impact, as rapid and specific antibacterial therapy is of clear benefit for patient's outcome. Here, a new protocol for species identification directly from positive blood cultures is proposed. Four in-house protocols for bacterial identification by MS directly from clinical positive blood cultures evaluating two lytic agents, SDS and saponin, and two protein extraction schemes, fast (FP) and long (LP) are compared. One hundred and sixty-eight identification tests are carried out on 42 strains. Overall, there are correct identifications to the species level in 90% samples for the SDS-LP, 60% for the SDS-FP, 48% for the saponin LP, and 43% for the saponin FP. Adapted scores allowed 92, 86, 72, and 53% identification for SDS-LP, SDS-FP, saponin LP, and saponin FP, respectively. Saponin lysis is associated with a significantly lower score compared to SDS (0.87 [0.83-0.92], p-value saponin lysis and the application of this rapid and cost-effective protocol in daily routine for microbiological agents implicated in septicemia. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. MALDI-TOF MS is more accurate than VITEK II ANC card and API Rapid ID 32 A system for the identification of Clostridium species.

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    Kim, Young Jin; Kim, Si Hyun; Park, Hyun-Jung; Park, Hae-Geun; Park, Dongchul; Song, Sae Am; Lee, Hee Joo; Yong, Dongeun; Choi, Jun Yong; Kook, Joong-Ki; Kim, Hye Ran; Shin, Jeong Hwan

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    All 50 Clostridium difficile strains were definitely identified by Vitek2 system, Rapid ID 32A system, and MALDI-TOF. For 18 non-difficile Clostridium strains, the identification results were correct in 0, 2, and 17 strains by Vitek2, Rapid ID 32A, and MALDI-TOF, respectively. MALDI-TOF could be used as the primary tool for identification of Clostridium species. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Finding diabetic nephropathy biomarkers in the plasma peptidome by high-throughput magnetic bead processing and MALDI-TOF-MS analysis

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    Hansen, Henning G; Overgaard, Julie; Lajer, Maria

    2010-01-01

    Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease and improved biomarkers would help identify high-risk individuals. The aim of this study was to discover candidate biomarkers for DN in the plasma peptidome in an in-house cross-sectional cohort (n=122) of type 1 diabet...

  15. MALDI-TOF MS applied to apoC-III glycoforms of patients with congenital disorders affecting O-glycosylation. Comparison with two-dimensional electrophoresis

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    Yen-Nicolay, S.; Boursier, C.; Rio, M. del; Lefeber, D.J.; Pilon, A.; Seta, N.; Bruneel, A.

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE: The O-glycan abnormalities accompanying some congenital disorders of glycosylation, namely conserved oligomeric Golgi-congenital disorders of glycosylation (COG-CDGs) and ATP6V0A2-CDGs, are mainly detected using electrophoresis methods applied to circulating apolipoprotein C-III. The

  16. Combination of capillary isoelectric focusing in a tapered capillary with MALDI-TOF MS for rapid and reliable identification of Dickeya species from plant samples

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    Horká, Marie; Šalplachta, Jiří; Karásek, Pavel; Kubesová, Anna; Horký, J.; Matoušková, H.; Šlais, Karel; Roth, Michal

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 85, č. 14 (2013), s. 6806-6812 ISSN 0003-2700 R&D Projects: GA MV VG20112015021; GA ČR(CZ) GAP106/12/0522 Institutional support: RVO:68081715 Keywords : capillary isoelectric focusing * matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry * Dickeya spp. bacteria Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 5.825, year: 2013

  17. MALDI-TOF MS analysis of the self-termination products in the anionic methyl methacrylate/tert-butyl acrylate block copolymerization

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    Vlček, Petr; Čadová, Eva; Horský, Jiří; Janata, Miroslav

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 72, č. 9 (2015), s. 2227-2239 ISSN 0170-0839 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : anionic polymerization * acrylates * block copolymer Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 1.371, year: 2015

  18. Prediction of Streptococcus uberis clinical mastitis risk using Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in dairy herds.

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    Archer, Simon C; Bradley, Andrew J; Cooper, Selin; Davies, Peers L; Green, Martin J

    2017-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the risk of Streptococcus uberis clinical mastitis at cow level could be predicted from the historical presence of specific strains of S. uberis on dairy farms. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry was used to identify S. uberis isolates potentially capable of contagious transmission. Data were available from 10,652 cows from 52 English and Welsh dairy farms over a 14 month period, and 521 isolates of S. uberis from clinical mastitis cases were available for analysis. As well as the temporal herd history of clinical mastitis associated with particular S. uberis strains, other exposure variables included cow parity, stage of lactation, milk yield, and somatic cell count. Observations were structured longitudinally as repeated weekly measures through the study period for each cow. Data were analyzed in a Bayesian framework using multilevel logistic regression models. Similarity of mass spectral profiles between isolates of S. uberis from consecutive clinical cases of mastitis in herds was used to indicate potential for contagious phenotypic characteristics. Cross validation showed that new isolates with these characteristics could be identified with an accuracy of 90% based on bacterial protein mass spectral characteristics alone. The cow-level risk in any week of these S. uberis clinical mastitis cases increased with the presence of the same specific strains of S. uberis in other cows in the herd during the previous 2 weeks. The final statistical model indicated there would be a 2-3 fold increase in the risk of S. uberis clinical mastitis associated with particular strains if these occurred in the herd 1 and 2 weeks previously. The results suggest that specific strains of S. uberis may be involved with contagious transmission, and predictions based on their occurrence could be used as an early warning surveillance system to enhance the control of S. uberis mastitis. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Identification of strains with phenotypes similar to those of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from table chicken eggs using MALDI-TOF MS and genotyping methods

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    Marek Agnieszka

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to identify the affinity of 10 Staphylococcus strains isolated from table chicken eggs to specific species. Preliminary analysis performed by API ID32 Staph test identified these strains as S. aureus, but they exhibited a negative reaction in the tube coagulase test. Thus, the analysed strains were initially characterised as Staphylococcus aureus-like (SAL. Further characterisation was performed by genotypic methods, using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP of the coagulase gene (coa and sequencing of the gene rpoB. An attempt was also made to identify the isolated Staphylococcus strains by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The results indicated that none of the strains tested belonged to the species S. aureus. The rpoB sequences of five isolates showed the highest sequence similarity to S. haemolyticus, three isolates to S. chromogenes, and one isolate to S. epidermidis. One strain (SAL4 remained unidentified in this analysis. The results obtained using mass spectrometry were comparable to those based on gene sequence analysis. Strain SAL4, which could not be identified by sequencing, was identified by MALDI-TOF as Staphylococcus chromogenes.

  20. S2P: A software tool to quickly carry out reproducible biomedical research projects involving 2D-gel and MALDI-TOF MS protein data.

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    López-Fernández, Hugo; Araújo, José E; Jorge, Susana; Glez-Peña, Daniel; Reboiro-Jato, Miguel; Santos, Hugo M; Fdez-Riverola, Florentino; Capelo, José L

    2018-03-01

    2D-gel electrophoresis is widely used in combination with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in order to analyze the proteome of biological samples. For instance, it can be used to discover proteins that are differentially expressed between two groups (e.g. two disease conditions, case vs. control, etc.) thus obtaining a set of potential biomarkers. This procedure requires a great deal of data processing in order to prepare data for analysis or to merge and integrate data from different sources. This kind of work is usually done manually (e.g. copying and pasting data into spreadsheet files), which is highly time consuming and distracts the researcher from other important, core tasks. Moreover, engaging in a repetitive process in a non-automated, handling-based manner is prone to error, thus threatening reliability and reproducibility. The objective of this paper is to present S2P, an open source software to overcome these drawbacks. S2P is implemented in Java on top of the AIBench framework, and relies on well-established open source libraries to accomplish different tasks. S2P is an AIBench based desktop multiplatform application, specifically aimed to process 2D-gel and MALDI-mass spectrometry protein identification-based data in a computer-aided, reproducible manner. Different case studies are presented in order to show the usefulness of S2P. S2P is open source and free to all users at http://www.sing-group.org/s2p. Through its user-friendly GUI interface, S2P dramatically reduces the time that researchers need to invest in order to prepare data for analysis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. A silicon nanomembrane detector for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of large proteins.

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    Park, Jonghoo; Blick, Robert H

    2013-10-11

    We describe a MALDI-TOF ion detector based on freestanding silicon nanomembrane technology. The detector is tested in a commercial MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer with equimolar mixtures of proteins. The operating principle of the nanomembrane detector is based on phonon-assisted field emission from these silicon nanomembranes, in which impinging ion packets excite electrons in the nanomembrane to higher energy states. Thereby the electrons can overcome the vacuum barrier and escape from the surface of the nanomembrane via field emission. Ion detection is demonstrated of apomyoglobin (16,952 Da), aldolase (39,212 Da), bovine serum albumin (66,430 Da), and their equimolar mixtures. In addition to the three intact ions, a large number of fragment ions are also revealed by the silicon nanomembrane detector, which are not observable with conventional detectors.

  2. A Silicon Nanomembrane Detector for Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS of Large Proteins

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    Jonghoo Park

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available We describe a MALDI-TOF ion detector based on freestanding silicon nanomembrane technology. The detector is tested in a commercial MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer with equimolar mixtures of proteins. The operating principle of the nanomembrane detector is based on phonon-assisted field emission from these silicon nanomembranes, in which impinging ion packets excite electrons in the nanomembrane to higher energy states. Thereby the electrons can overcome the vacuum barrier and escape from the surface of the nanomembrane via field emission. Ion detection is demonstrated of apomyoglobin (16,952 Da, aldolase (39,212 Da, bovine serum albumin (66,430 Da, and their equimolar mixtures. In addition to the three intact ions, a large number of fragment ions are also revealed by the silicon nanomembrane detector, which are not observable with conventional detectors.

  3. A Silicon Nanomembrane Detector for Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of Large Proteins

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    Park, Jonghoo; Blick, Robert

    2013-01-01

    We describe a MALDI-TOF ion detector based on freestanding silicon nanomembrane technology. The detector is tested in a commercial MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer with equimolar mixtures of proteins. The operating principle of the nanomembrane detector is based on phonon-assisted field emission from these silicon nanomembranes, in which impinging ion packets excite electrons in the nanomembrane to higher energy states. Thereby the electrons can overcome the vacuum barrier and escape from the surf...

  4. Efficient identification of Malassezia yeasts by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)

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    Kolecka, A; Khayhan, K; Arabatzis, M; Velegraki, A; Kostrzewa, M; Andersson, A; Scheynius, A; Cafarchia, C; Iatta, R; Montagna, M T; Youngchim, S; Cabañes, F J; Hoopman, P; Kraak, B; Groenewald, M; Boekhout, T

    BACKGROUND: Infections caused by Malassezia yeasts are most likely underdiagnosed, because fatty acid supplementation is needed for growth. Rapid identification of Malassezia species is essential for appropriate treatment of Malassezia-related skin infections, fungaemia and nosocomial outbreaks in

  5. Characterization of Enterococcus species isolated from marine recreational waters by MALDI-TOF MS and Rapid ID API® 20 Strep system.

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    Christ, Ana Paula Guarnieri; Ramos, Solange Rodrigues; Cayô, Rodrigo; Gales, Ana Cristina; Hachich, Elayse Maria; Sato, Maria Inês Zanoli

    2017-05-15

    MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Biotyping has proven to be a reliable method for identifying bacteria at the species level based on the analysis of the ribosomal proteins mass fingerprint. We evaluate the usefulness of this method to identify Enterococcus species isolated from marine recreational water at Brazilian beaches. A total of 127 Enterococcus spp. isolates were identified to species level by bioMérieux's API® 20 Strep and MALDI-TOF systems. The biochemical test identified 117/127 isolates (92%), whereas MALDI identified 100% of the isolates, with an agreement of 63% between the methods. The 16S rRNA gene sequencing of isolates with discrepant results showed that MALDI-TOF and API® correctly identified 74% and 11% of these isolates, respectively. This discrepancy probably relies on the bias of the API® has to identify clinical isolates. MALDI-TOF proved to be a feasible approach for identifying Enterococcus from environmental matrices increasing the rapidness and accuracy of results. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Direct identification from positive blood broth culture by matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Barberino, Maria Goreth; Silva, Marcio de Oliveira; Arraes, Ana Carolina Palmeiras; Correia, Luís Cláudio; Mendes, Ana Verena

    Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are among the most concerning bacterial infections. They are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and occur in 30-70% of critical care patients. The prompt identification of the causative microorganism can help choosing the appropriate antimicrobial therapy that will lead to better clinical outcomes. Blood culture is one of the most relevant tests for microbiological diagnosis of bacterial infections. The introduction of the MALDI-TOF microbiological diagnosis significantly decreased the time of identifying microorganisms. However, it depends on the growth on solid culture medium. In this study, 538 bottles of positive blood cultures were evaluated to test the accuracy of an in house modified protocol. The study sample consisted of 198 Gram-negative and 350 Gram-positive bacteria. In all, 460 (83.94%) species were identified based on the direct plate findings. The protocol allowed the identification of 185/198 (93.43%) of the Gram-negative bacteria, including aerobes, anaerobes, and non-fermenters, and 275/350 (78.85%) of the Gram-positive bacteria. The proposed method has the potential to provide accurate results in comparison to the traditional method with the potential to reduce the turnaround time for the results and optimize antimicrobial therapy in BSI. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  7. Direct identification from positive blood broth culture by matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS

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    Maria Goreth Barberino

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Bloodstream infections (BSIs are among the most concerning bacterial infections. They are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and occur in 30–70% of critical care patients. The prompt identification of the causative microorganism can help choosing the appropriate antimicrobial therapy that will lead to better clinical outcomes. Blood culture is one of the most relevant tests for microbiological diagnosis of bacterial infections. The introduction of the MALDI-TOF microbiological diagnosis significantly decreased the time of identifying microorganisms. However, it depends on the growth on solid culture medium. In this study, 538 bottles of positive blood cultures were evaluated to test the accuracy of an in house modified protocol. The study sample consisted of 198 Gram-negative and 350 Gram-positive bacteria. In all, 460 (83.94% species were identified based on the direct plate findings. The protocol allowed the identification of 185/198 (93.43% of the Gram-negative bacteria, including aerobes, anaerobes, and non-fermenters, and 275/350 (78.85% of the Gram-positive bacteria. The proposed method has the potential to provide accurate results in comparison to the traditional method with the potential to reduce the turnaround time for the results and optimize antimicrobial therapy in BSI.

  8. Rapid identification of bacteria from bioMérieux BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles by MALDI-TOF MS.

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    Haigh, J D; Green, I M; Ball, D; Eydmann, M; Millar, M; Wilks, M

    2013-01-01

    Several studies have reported poor results when trying to identify microorganisms directly from the bioMérieux BacT/ALERT blood culture system using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. The aim of this study is to evaluate two new methods, Sepsityper and an enrichment method for direct identification of microorganisms from this system. For both methods the samples were processed using the Bruker Microflex LT mass spectrometer (Biotyper) using the Microflex Control software to obtain spectra. The results from direct analysis were compared with those obtained by subculture and subsequent identification. A total of 350 positive blood cultures were processed simultaneously by the two methods. Fifty-three cultures were polymocrobial or failed to grow any organism on subculture, and these results were not included as there was either no subculture result, or for polymicrobial cultures it was known that the Biotyper would not be able to distinguish the constituent organisms correctly. Overall, the results showed that, contrary to previous reports, it is possible to identify bacteria directly from bioMérieux blood culture bottles, as 219/297 (74%) correct identifications were obtained using the Bruker Sepsityper method and 228/297 (77%) were obtained for the enrichment method when there is only one organism was present. Although the enrichment method was simpler, the reagent costs for the Sepsityper method were approximately pound 4.00 per sample compared to pound 0.50. An even simpler and cheaper method, which was less labour-intensive and did not require further reagents, was investigated. Seventy-seven specimens from positive signalled blood cultures were analysed by inoculating prewarmed blood agar plates and analysing any growth after 1-, 2- and 4-h periods of incubation at 37 degrees C, by either direct transfer or alcohol extraction. This method gave the highest number of correct identifications, 66/77 (86%), and was cheaper and less labour-intensive than either of the two above methods.

  9. Phylogenomic and MALDI-TOF MS analysis of Streptococcus sinensis HKU4T reveals a distinct phylogenetic clade in the genus Streptococcus.

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    Teng, Jade L L; Huang, Yi; Tse, Herman; Chen, Jonathan H K; Tang, Ying; Lau, Susanna K P; Woo, Patrick C Y

    2014-10-20

    Streptococcus sinensis is a recently discovered human pathogen isolated from blood cultures of patients with infective endocarditis. Its phylogenetic position, as well as those of its closely related species, remains inconclusive when single genes were used for phylogenetic analysis. For example, S. sinensis branched out from members of the anginosus, mitis, and sanguinis groups in the 16S ribosomal RNA gene phylogenetic tree, but it was clustered with members of the anginosus and sanguinis groups when groEL gene sequences used for analysis. In this study, we sequenced the draft genome of S. sinensis and used a polyphasic approach, including concatenated genes, whole genomes, and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry to analyze the phylogeny of S. sinensis. The size of the S. sinensis draft genome is 2.06 Mb, with GC content of 42.2%. Phylogenetic analysis using 50 concatenated genes or whole genomes revealed that S. sinensis formed a distinct cluster with Streptococcus oligofermentans and Streptococcus cristatus, and these three streptococci were clustered with the "sanguinis group." As for phylogenetic analysis using hierarchical cluster analysis of the mass spectra of streptococci, S. sinensis also formed a distinct cluster with S. oligofermentans and S. cristatus, but these three streptococci were clustered with the "mitis group." On the basis of the findings, we propose a novel group, named "sinensis group," to include S. sinensis, S. oligofermentans, and S. cristatus, in the Streptococcus genus. Our study also illustrates the power of phylogenomic analyses for resolving ambiguities in bacterial taxonomy. © The Author(s) 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

  10. Substituição parcial do milho por sorgo granífero na alimentação de matrizes suínas primíparas durante a lactação

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    F.R.C. Moreira

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da substituição parcial do milho por sorgo granífero na dieta de matrizes suínas híbridas durante as fases de lactação e pós-desmame. Foram utilizadas 25 fêmeas, distribuídas em três tratamentos, com porcentagens crescentes de sorgo granífero - 0%, 25% e 50% - em substituição ao milho. Os animais foram avaliados durante as fases de lactação e pós-desmame, tendo sido mensurados o peso vivo (PV e a espessura de toucinho (ET ao parto, ao oitavo, 16º e 25º dias de lactação - desmame. Nesses momentos, foram realizadas colheitas de amostras de leite para análise bioquímica. As leitegadas foram pesadas no mesmo intervalo de tempo. No estro pós-desmame (RE, determinou-se o intervalo estro-cobertura (dias, PV e ET. Quanto às fêmeas, não ocorreram efeitos sobre o PV e a ET. Quanto ao número e ao peso dos leitões, as fêmeas do grupo controle apresentaram maior número de leitões nascidos vivos. O GPD dos leitões foi maior nas leitegadas dos tratamentos com 50% de sorgo. Não houve diferença para as análises do leite. No RE, não ocorreram efeitos. Dessa forma, conclui-se que o sorgo granífero pode substituir o milho em até 50% na dieta de fêmeas suínas durante lactação, sem comprometer os parâmetros produtivos e reprodutivos.

  11. Reactividad entre whiskers de α-SiC y aluminio durante el procesado por vía líquida de materiales compuestos de matriz metálica

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    Ureña, A.

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available The reactivity between α-SiC whiskers and an aluminium alloy (Al-Cu-Mg, both present in a metal matrix composite, has been studied when such matrix is in molten state. Using mainly transmission electron microscopy (TEM and electron microdiffraction (ED, the nature and morphology of the reaction products generated at the α-SiC/aluminium interface, when this last melts under different condition which simulate casting and welding procedures for metal matrix composites, have been characterised. Both the formation of Al4C3 aggregates with platelet morphology generated by dissolution-reaction mechanisms, and aciculate crystals of the same carbide form by complete dissolution of the α-SiC whiskers and later Al4C3 precipitation into the molten aluminium. Ternary Al-Si carbides with high chemical stability have been also identified by TEMED (β-Al4SiC4, being its formation related with higher energetic conditions than for the Al4C3.

    Se realiza un estudio de la reactividad entre whiskers de α-SiC y una aleación de aluminio en estado líquido (Al-Cu-Mg, que forman parte de un material compuesto de matriz metálica. Empleando fundamentalmente técnicas de microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB y de transmisión (MET, junto con difracción de electrones (DE, se ha caracterizado la naturaleza y morfología de los productos de reacción que se generan en la intercara α-SiC/aluminio, cuando éste funde en diferentes condiciones que simulan procesos de fabricación y soldadura del material compuesto. Se ha observado tanto la formación de agregados de Al4C3 con morfología tabular producidos por mecanismos de disolución-reacción de los whiskers, como de cristales aciculares del mismo tipo de carburo formados por disolución total de α-SiC y precipitación en el aluminio fundido. Se ha determinado también que, en condiciones suficientemente energéticas, pueden llegar a formarse carburos ternarios de aluminio y silicio (β-Al4SiC4 que

  12. Estudo de características de produção de matrizes de corte por meio da análise de componentes principais Study of meat-type chickens production traits by principal components analysis

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    M. Yamaki

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o descarte de variáveis de produção, em análises de componentes principais, de três linhagens de matrizes de corte do Programa de Melhoramento Genético da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, utilizando informações de 270 aves, sendo 90 de cada linhagem. As características analisadas foram dias para postura do primeiro ovo (DPPO, taxa de postura da 22ª a 56ª semana (TP, peso médio individual na 32ª (PMI1, na 40ª (PMI2, na 48ª (PMI3, na 56ª (PMI4 e na 64ª semana (PMI5 e peso médio do ovo, obtido pela média da pesagem de três ovos na 32ª (PMO1, na 40ª (PMO2, na 48ª (PMO3, na 56ª (PMO4 e na 64ª semana (PMO5. Dos 12 componentes principais, sete apresentaram variância menor do que 0,7 (autovalor menor do que 0,7, sugerindo-se sete variáveis para descarte. As variáveis descartadas foram aquelas que apresentaram maiores coeficientes, em valor absoluto, a partir do último componente principal. Observou-se correlação linear simples e significativa entre as variáveis descartadas e as não descartadas, que indica redundância de variáveis, razão do descarte. Recomendam-se as variáveis: DPPO, TP, PM14, PMO1 e PMO4 para o estudo de características da produção de matrizes de frango de corte por meio da análise de componentes principais.Records of 270 meat-type chickens from three lines, 90 of each one, were used to discard variables in a principal component analysis. Data were obtained from meat-type chicken lines of the genetic breeding program of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa. The following traits were evaluated: days at first egg (DFE, egg production rate (EPR from 22nd to 56th week, body weights at 32nd (BW1, 40th (BW2, 48th (BW3, 56th (BW4, and 64th weeks of age (BW5, and average of three egg weights, at 32nd (EW1, 40th (EW2, 48th (EW3, 56th (EW4 and at 64th weeks (EW5. From the 12 principal components, seven showed variance lower than 0,7 (eigenvalue lower than 0,7, suggesting seven variables to be

  13. Relaciones agua-solutos-matriz insoluble en algunos sistemas alimentarios.

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    Chenoll Cuadros, Maria De La Creu

    2008-01-01

    Una gran parte de los alimentos estructurados pueden considerarse, de forma simplificada, constituidos por tres componentes: una matriz insoluble (que puede ser, por ejemplo, proteica, o compuesta por carbohidratos), agua y una serie de sólidos solubles (añadidos o no). Las relaciones de estos componentes entre sí, sus interacciones, y el modo en que varían durante determinados procesos industriales son factores que condicionan sus propiedades, tales como nutricionales y de calidad sensorial ...

  14. Inspeção termográfica de danos por impacto em laminados de matriz polimérica reforçados por fibras de carbono Thermographic inspection of impact damage in carbon fiber-reinforcing polymer matrix laminates

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    José R. Tarpani

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Laminados compósitos com matrizes poliméricas, respectivamente termorrígida e termoplástica, fortalecidas com fibras contínuas de carbono foram submetidos a impacto único transversal com diferentes níveis de energia. Os danos impingidos aos materiais estruturais foram avaliados por termografia ativa infravermelha na modalidade transmissão. Em geral, os termogramas do laminado termoplástico apresentaram indicações mais claras e bem definidas dos danos causados por impacto, se comparados aos do compósito termorrígido. O aquecimento convectivo das amostras por fluxo controlado de ar quente se mostrou mais eficaz que o realizado por irradiação, empregando-se lâmpada de filamento. Observou-se também que tempos mais longos de aquecimento favoreceram a visualização dos danos. O posicionamento da face impactada do espécime, relativamente à câmera infravermelha e à fonte de calor, não afetou a qualidade dos termogramas no caso do laminado termorrígido, enquanto que influenciou significativamente os termogramas do compósito termoplástico. Os resultados permitiram concluir que a termografia infravermelha é um método de ensaio não-destrutivo simples, robusto e confiável para a detecção de danos por impacto tão leve quanto 5 J em laminados compósitos poliméricos reforçados com fibras de carbono.Continuous carbon fiber reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic composite laminates were exposed to single transversal impact with different energy levels. The damages impinged to the structural materials were evaluated by active infrared thermography in the transmission mode. In general, the thermoplastic laminate thermograms showed clearer damage indications than those from the thermosetting composite. The convective heating of the samples by controlled hot air flow was more efficient than via irradiation using a filament lamp. It was also observed that longer heating times improved the damage visualization. The positioning of the

  15. Microestructura y propiedades mecánicas de materiales compuestos de matriz Al-Mg-Si-Cu reforzada con AlNp, procesados por extrusión de polvos

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    Ortiz, José Luis

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an experimental investigation on the structure and mechanical properties of an Al-Mg-Si-Cu P/M alloy reinforced with 5 %, 10 % and 15 % aluminum nitride, produced by extrusión of cold compacted powders mixtures. Mechanical properties in "as extruded" and T6 conditions are compared. Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Dilatometric analysis were conducted to gain further insight into the precipitation process of these materials. Low cost 6061Al/AlNp composites can be produced with rare and small porosity by extrusión of cold compacted shapes without canning. The mechanical properties of the MMCs obtained by this process have limitations for high particles fractions because of clustering effects. All materials are always harder than the matrix and shows a similar behavior during aging processes but kinetics is changed. Potential applications of dilatometric techniques in the aging investigations of aluminum alloys and aluminum matrix composites have been established.

    Se presenta una investigación experimental sobre la relación entre la estructura y las propiedades mecánicas de materiales obtenidos mediante la extrusión en caliente de preformas de polvos compactados en frío y cuya matriz es una aleación Al-Mg-Si-Cu con composición cercana a la AA6061, reforzada con tres proporciones diferentes (5, 10 y 15 % en volumen de partículas de AlN. Se utilizó Calorimetría Diferencial de Barrido y Dilatometría sobre las muestras solubilizadas y templadas para complementar el estudio del efecto de las partículas sobre el envejecimiento de la aleación base. Se establece que es posible producir, a bajo costo, materiales compuestos de matriz metálica, MMCs, de matriz de aleación AA6061 reforzada con partículas de AlN con baja porosidad y buenas propiedades mecánicas, mediante la extrusión de mezclas de polvos compactados en frío, sin necesidad de enlatado. Sin embargo, las aglomeraciones de partículas, para

  16. ¿Cómo construir una matriz de riesgo operativo?

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    Carlos Palma Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata de explicar qué es el riesgo operativo en una empresa financiera o bancaria, cómo se identifica y se cuantifica, cómo se controla y las medidas utilizadas para mitigar o eliminarlo. El instrumento para conocer este tipo de riesgo, es la construcción de una matriz, que permite identificar el riesgo operativo, con los niveles de riesgo (viabilidad e impacto con la exposición asociada del riesgo operativo. Así mismo se pone un ejemplo de matriz operativo, así como sus resultados. Por último se proponen recomendaciones para la administración del riesgo en las empresas financieras o bancarias.

  17. La relación Unidad de Análisis-Unidad de Observación- Unidad de Información: Una ampliación de la noción de la Matriz de Datos propuesta por Samaja

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    Omar A. Barriga

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presentado es una propuesta de complementación de la noción de Matriz de Datos expuesta por Samaja, a partir del concepto definido por Galtung. Es un intento por ampliar dicha noción a partir de los niveles señalados por Samaja, dándole un carácter más operativo; partiendo de la distinción de los niveles tautológicos y empíricos, argumentamos por la importancia de incorporar un nivel mediador entre los dos anteriores que denominamos operacional. Este nuevo nivel representa el nivel único propuesto por Galtung. La ampliación de los niveles también nos lleva a introducir nuevos elementos, más allá de los UA/V/R de Galtung y los UA/V/R/I de Samaja, para completar un esquema de 3X3 donde cada nivel tiene un representante de los tres elementos originales de Galtung. Luego presentamos cómo los tres elementos originales de Galtung pueden ser entendidos como representantes de los tres elementos constituyentes de un Objeto de Estudio: los casos, los aspectos y los objetivos. Finalmente, se propone utilizar este sistema de matrices para pensar sobre los tres aspectos centrales de un diseño metodológico: el diseño de la muestra, el diseño de los instrumentos y el diseño de un plan de análisis

  18. Análisis cuantitativo por difracción de rayos X de cuarzo-alfa en una matriz de cemento portland anhidro con equipos Philips modelo PW-1710 y PW-1700

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    Sagrera Moreno, J. L.

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    Full Text Available This article, explains the necessary steps to obtained a quartz-low quantitative analysis in an anhydrous Portland cement matrix, by means of a simple addition of a little quantity of Corydon to the sample and applying a simple mathematical formula which gives directly the crystalline compound percentage which determination is required. With this method the labour of preparation samples with internal standard, necessary to obtain a straight line, is eliminated. The need of having a pure sample of the compound which is to be analyzed is also excluded. The method is simple and rapid, offering an acceptable precision in the quantitative crystalline compounds determination.

    En el presente artículo se explican los pasos necesarios para realizar un análisis cuantitativo de cuarzo-alfa en una matriz de cemento portland anhidro, mediante la simple adición de una pequeña cantidad de CORINDÓN a la muestra y la aplicación de una sencilla fórmula matemática (1 que directamente proporciona el porcentaje del compuesto cristalino que se quiere determinar. Con este método se elimina la laboriosa preparación de muestras con patrón interno, necesarias para obtener una curva de calibrado. Además se elimina la necesidad de poseer muestra pura del componente que se quiere analizar. El método es sencillo y rápido, dando una precisión aceptable en las determinaciones cuantitativas de compuestos cristalinos.

  19. Utilidad de la espectrometría de masas MALDI-TOF en la identificación de bacterias anaerobias

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    Mariela S Zárate

    Full Text Available El análisis de espectrometría de masas mediante la metodología hoy conocida como MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix-assited laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry se ha convertido en un recurso de referencia para la identificación de microorganismos en microbiología clínica. No obstante, los datos relativos a algunos grupos de microorganismos son todavía controvertidos. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar la utilidad del MALDI-TOF MS para la identificación de aislamientos clínicos de bacterias anaerobias. Se analizaron 106 aislamientos de bacterias anaerobias mediante MALDI-TOF MS y por pruebas bioquímicas convencionales. En aquellos casos en los que la identificación por metodología convencional no era aplicable o frente a una discordancia de resultados entre las metodologías citadas, se realizó la secuenciación del gen 16S del ARNr. El método convencional y el MALDI-TOF MS coincidieron a nivel de género y especie en un 95,3 % de los casos considerando la totalidad de los aislamientos estudiados. Al considerar solo el conjunto de los bacilos gram negativos, la coincidencia fue del 91,4 %; entre los bacilos gram positivos, fue del 100 %; los 8 aislados de cocos gram positivos estudiados coincidieron y también hubo coincidencia en el único coco gram negativo incluido. Los datos obtenidos en este estudio demuestran que el MALDI-TOF MS ofrece la posibilidad de llegar a una adecuada identificación de bacterias anaerobias.

  20. Raiz quadrada de matrizes de ordem nxn

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    Os tópicos são apresentados com a preocupação de tornar menos abstrato determinados conteúdos não familiares para alunos do ensino médio. Para isso, criamos uma cronologia das operações e condições, que permitem e precedem o cálculo da Raiz Quadrada de Matrizes de Ordem nxn. Inicialmente é feito um resumo de matrizes, no Capítulo 3, diagonalização de matrizes, secriaoambienteinicialdascondiçõesparasecalcularasraízesdematrizes, no Capítulo 4 , é de…nida e calculada a raiz qua...

  1. Desarrollo de materiales compuestos tipo Cermet de matriz Fe

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    Gordo, E.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study aims to the development of Fe-matrix composites with high carbide content to achieve properties between high-speed steels (HSS and cemented carbides. Cemented carbides are harder and show higher wear resistance than HSS, but lower toughness. Besides, the substitution of Co or Ni for other binders is desirable due to the carcinogen character of these metals. In this work, a material constituted by an iron matrix and a 50 % wt of WC and TaC carbides is developed. Highenergy milling has been used to obtain composite powders presenting a good bonding and homogeneous distribution of the carbides in the matrix. Those powders were characterised and compacted by die pressing. The green compacts were sintered at different temperatures, and properties like hardness and density were determined. Also, the wear behaviour was studied and microstructural analysis by SEM was carried out to complete the study.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es el desarrollo de materiales compuestos de matriz Fe con alto contenido en carburos con propiedades entre los aceros rápidos y los carburos cementados, ya que estos últimos son más duros y presentan mayor resistencia al desgaste que los primeros pero también menor tenacidad. Además, se hace deseable la sustitución de Co o Ni por otros aglomerantes debido a los riesgos medioambientales y para la salud que estos metales representan. En este trabajo se estudia la obtención de un material formado por una matriz de acero con adición de 50 % en masa de carburos de wolframio (WC y tantalio (TaC. Para ello se han utilizado técnicas de molienda de alta energía que permiten obtener un polvo compuesto con una buena unión metal-cerámica y una distribución homogénea de carburos en la matriz. Después de la caracterización del polvo compuesto se compactaron probetas en matriz uniaxial con objeto de estudiar la sinterabilidad del material. Los compactos fueron sinterizados en vacío a

  2. Divergência genética entre linhagens de matrizes de corte por meio de análise de agrupamento Genetic divergence in meat-type hens using cluster analysis

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    Marcos Yamaki

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a divergência genética de três linhagens de matrizes de corte do Programa de Melhoramento Genético da UFV. Foram avaliados dados de 270 aves, 90 de cada linhagem, para estudo das características dias para o primeiro ovo (DPPO, taxa de postura da 22ª à 56ª semana (TP, peso médio individual na 32ª (PMI1, 40ª (PMI2, 48ª (PMI3, 56ª (PMI4 e 64ª semanas de idade (PMI5; e peso médio do ovo, obtido pela média da pesagem de três ovos na 32ª (PMO1, 40ª (PMO2, 48ª (PMO3, 56ª (PMO4 e 64ª semanas de idade (PMO5. Para avaliar a divergência, foram utilizados dois métodos: hierárquico do vizinho mais próximo e otimização de Tocher. Pelo método hierárquico do vizinho mais próximo, utilizando-se a distância de Mahalanobis ao quadrado (D² como medida de dissimilaridade, formou-se um único grupo. Pelo método de otimização de Tocher, foram formados dois grupos, comprovando que os dois métodos foram discordantes na avaliação da divergência genética de linhas de aves de corte. As características que apresentaram as contribuições relativas mais expressivas para a divergência foram, respectivamente, PMO1 (25,71%, DDPO (21,76%, PMI4 (17,65% e PMI2 (13,04%.Genetic divergence among three lineages of meat-type hens from the Genetic Breeding Program of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa was evaluated for the following traits: days at first egg (DPPO, egg production rate (TP from 22nd to 56th week, body weight on the 32nd (PMI1, on 40th (PMI2, at 48th (PMI3, at 56th (PMI4 and at the 64th week (PMI5, egg weight on the 32nd (PMO1, on 40th (PMO2, at 48th (PMO3, at 56th (PMO4 and at the 64th week (PMO5. Traits were measured on 270 hens (90 of each lineage and two different methods were used to evaluate genetic divergence. For the single linkage hierarchical method, using the squared Mahalanobis distance (D² as the dissimilarity measure, only one single group was formed. When

  3. Desarrollo de materiales compuestos de matriz termoplástica reforzados con nanopartículas utilizando la técnica de modelado por deposición fundida empleada en manufactura aditiva

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    Molina Saqui, Andoni Royer

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    Hoy en día la manufactura aditiva está teniendo una gran acogida tanto en el campo académico como industrial, ya que con ella se pueden fabricar piezas con geometrías complicadas sin la necesidad de usar moldes o los clásicos procesos de manufactura por remoción de material, donde un gran porcentaje del material es desperdiciado sin la opción en muchos casos a poder reciclarlos. En cambio con la manufactura aditiva se pueden obtener piezas de manera directa partiendo de un m...

  4. Desenvolvimento de uma matriz de portas CMOS

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    Jose Geraldo Mendes Taveira

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    Resumo: É apresentado o projeto de uma matriz deportas CMOS. O capítulo 11 descreve as etapas de projeto, incluindo desde a escolha da topologia das células internas e de interface, o projeto e a simulação elétrica, até a geração do lay-out. Ocaprtulo III apresenta o projeto dos circuitos de aplicação, incluídos para permitir a validação da matriz. Os circuitos de apl icação são : Oscilador em anel e comparador de códigos. A matriz foi difundida no Primeiro Projeto Multi-Usuário CMOS Brasile...

  5. The solubilisation of boar sperm membranes by different detergents - a microscopic, MALDI-TOF MS, 31P NMR and PAGE study on membrane lysis, extraction efficiency, lipid and protein composition

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    Müller Karin

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Detergents are often used to isolate proteins, lipids as well as "detergent-resistant membrane domains" (DRMs from cells. Different detergents affect different membrane structures according to their physico-chemical properties. However, the effects of different detergents on membrane lysis of boar spermatozoa and the lipid composition of DRMs prepared from the affected sperm membranes have not been investigated so far. Results Spermatozoa were treated with the selected detergents Pluronic F-127, sodium cholate, CHAPS, Tween 20, Triton X-100 and Brij 96V. Different patterns of membrane disintegration were observed by light and electron microscopy. In accordance with microscopic data, different amounts of lipids and proteins were released from the cells by the different detergents. The biochemical methods to assay the phosphorus and cholesterol contents as well as 31P NMR to determine the phospholipids were not influenced by the presence of detergents since comparable amounts of lipids were detected in the organic extracts from whole cell suspensions after exposure to each detergent. However, matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry applied to identify phospholipids was essentially disturbed by the presence of detergents which exerted particular suppression effects on signal intensities. After separation of the membrane fractions released by detergents on a sucrose gradient only Triton X-100 and sodium cholate produced sharp turbid DRM bands. Only membrane solubilisation by Triton X-100 leads to an enrichment of cholesterol, sphingomyelin, phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylethanolamine in a visible DRM band accompanied by a selective accumulation of proteins. Conclusion The boar sperm membranes are solubilised to a different extent by the used detergents. Particularly, the very unique DRMs isolated after Triton X-100 exposure are interesting candidates for further studies regarding the architecture of sperm.

  6. Antagonistic effects of Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis and B. amyloliquefaciens against Macrophomina phaseolina: SEM study of fungal changes and UV-MALDI-TOF MS analysis of their bioactive compounds.

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    Torres, M J; Brandan, C Pérez; Petroselli, G; Erra-Balsells, R; Audisio, M C

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    The antifungal effect of Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis PGPMori7 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens PGPBacCA1 was evaluated against Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Cell suspension (CS), cell-free supernatant (CFS) and the lipopeptide fraction (LF) of PGPMori7 and PGPBacCA1 were screened against three different M. phaseolina strains. CS exhibited the highest inhibitory effect (around 50%) when compared to those of CFS and LF, regardless of the fungal strain studied. The synthesis of lipopeptides was studied by UV-MALDI TOF. Chemical analysis of Bacillus metabolite synthesis revealed that surfactin and iturin were mainly produced in liquid medium. Potential fengycin was also co-produced when both Bacillus were cultivated in solid medium. In co-culture assays, the bacterial colony-fungal mycelium interface at the inhibition zone was evaluated by both scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-MALDI TOF, the former to determine the structural changes on M. phaseolina cells and the latter to identify the main bioactive molecules involved in the inhibitory effect. PGPBacCA1 produced surfactin, iturin and fengycin in the inhibition zone while PGPMori7 only produced these metabolites within its colony and not in the narrow inhibition zone. Interestingly, SEM revealed that PGPBacCA1 induced damage in M. phaseolina sclerotia, generating a fungicidal effect as no growth was observed when normal growth conditions were reestablished. In turn, PGPMori7 inhibited the growth of the Macrophomina mycelium without fungal injury, resulting only in a fungistatic activity. From these results, it was determined that the two bacilli significantly inhibited the growth of an important phytopathogenic fungus by at least two different mechanisms: lipopeptide synthesis and competition among microorganisms. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  7. Identification of Low Molecular Weight Glutenin Alleles by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) in Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

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    Islam, Shahidul; Applebee, Marie; Appels, Rudi; Yan, Yueming; Ma, Wujun

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    Low molecular weight glutenin subunits (LMW-GS) play an important role in determining dough properties and breadmaking quality. However, resolution of the currently used methodologies for analyzing LMW-GS is rather low which prevents an efficient use of genetic variations associated with these alleles in wheat breeding. The aim of the current study is to evaluate and develop a rapid, simple, and accurate method to differentiate LMW-GS alleles using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. A set of standard single LMW-GS allele lines as well as a suite of well documented wheat cultivars were collected from France, CIMMYT, and Canada. Method development and optimization were focused on protein extraction procedures and MALDI-TOF instrument settings to generate reproducible diagnostic spectrum peak profiles for each of the known wheat LMW-GS allele. Results revealed a total of 48 unique allele combinations among the studied genotypes. Characteristic MALDI-TOF peak patterns were obtained for 17 common LMW-GS alleles, including 5 (b, a or c, d, e, f), 7 (a, b, c, d or i, f, g, h) and 5 (a, b, c, d, f) patterns or alleles for the Glu-A3, Glu-B3, and Glu-D3 loci, respectively. In addition, some reproducible MALDI-TOF peak patterns were also obtained that did not match with any known alleles. The results demonstrated a high resolution and throughput nature of MALDI-TOF technology in analyzing LMW-GS alleles, which is suitable for application in wheat breeding programs in processing a large number of wheat lines with high accuracy in limited time. It also suggested that the variation of LMW-GS alleles is more abundant than what has been defined by the current nomenclature system that is mainly based on SDS-PAGE system. The MALDI-TOF technology is useful to differentiate these variations. An international joint effort may be needed to assign allele symbols to these newly identified alleles and determine their effects on end-product quality attributes. PMID:26407296

  8. OmpU as a biomarker for rapid discrimination between toxigenic and epidemic Vibrio cholerae O1/O139 and non-epidemic Vibrio cholerae in a modified MALDI-TOF MS assay

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    Paauw, A.; Trip, H.; Niemcewicz, M.; Sellek, R.; Heng, J.M.E.; Mars-Groenendijk, R.H.; Jong, A.L. de; Majchrzykiewicz-Koehorst, J.A.; Olsen, J.S.; Tsivtsivadze, E.

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    Background Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae. Outbreaks are caused by a genetically homogenous group of strains from serogroup O1 or O139 that are able to produce the cholera toxin. Rapid detection and identification of these epidemic strains is essential for an

  9. Rapid Detection and Identification of Candidemia by Direct Blood Culturing on Solid Medium by Use of Lysis-Centrifugation Method Combined with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)

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    Idelevich, Evgeny A.; Grünastel, Barbara

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Candida sepsis is a life-threatening condition with increasing prevalence. In this study, direct blood culturing on solid medium using a lysis-centrifugation procedure enabled successful Candida species identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption–ionization time of flight mass spectrometry on average 3.8 h (Sabouraud agar) or 7.4 h (chocolate agar) before the positivity signal for control samples in Bactec mycosis-IC/F or Bactec Plus aerobic/F bottles, respectively. Direct culturing on solid medium accelerated candidemia diagnostics compared to that with automated broth-based systems. PMID:27795344

  10. Investigations on aberrant glycosylation of glycosphingolipids in colorectal cancer tissues using liquid chromatography and matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS).

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    Holst, Stephanie; Stavenhagen, Kathrin; Balog, Crina I A; Koeleman, Carolien A M; McDonnell, Liam M; Mayboroda, Oleg A; Verhoeven, Aswin; Mesker, Wilma E; Tollenaar, Rob A E M; Deelder, André M; Wuhrer, Manfred

    2013-11-01

    Cancer is a leading cause of death and alterations of glycosylation are characteristic features of malignant cells. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers and its exact causes and biology are not yet well understood. Here, we compared glycosylation profiles of colorectal tumor tissues and corresponding control tissues of 13 colorectal cancer patients to contribute to the understanding of this cancer. Using MALDI-TOF(/TOF)-MS and 2-dimensional LC-MS/MS we characterized enzymatically released and 2-aminobenzoic acid labeled glycans from glycosphingolipids. Multivariate data analysis revealed significant differences between tumor and corresponding control tissues. Main discriminators were obtained, which represent the overall alteration in glycosylation of glycosphingolipids during colorectal cancer progression, and these were found to be characterized by (1) increased fucosylation, (2) decreased acetylation, (3) decreased sulfation, (4) reduced expression of globo-type glycans, as well as (5) disialyl gangliosides. The findings of our current research confirm former reports, and in addition expand the knowledge of glycosphingolipid glycosylation in colorectal cancer by revealing new glycans with discriminative power and characteristic, cancer-associated glycosylation alterations. The obtained discriminating glycans can contribute to progress the discovery of biomarkers to improve diagnostics and patient treatment.

  11. Investigations on Aberrant Glycosylation of Glycosphingolipids in Colorectal Cancer Tissues Using Liquid Chromatography and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS)*

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    Holst, Stephanie; Stavenhagen, Kathrin; Balog, Crina I. A.; Koeleman, Carolien A. M.; McDonnell, Liam M.; Mayboroda, Oleg A.; Verhoeven, Aswin; Mesker, Wilma E.; Tollenaar, Rob A. E. M.; Deelder, André M.; Wuhrer, Manfred

    2013-01-01

    Cancer is a leading cause of death and alterations of glycosylation are characteristic features of malignant cells. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers and its exact causes and biology are not yet well understood. Here, we compared glycosylation profiles of colorectal tumor tissues and corresponding control tissues of 13 colorectal cancer patients to contribute to the understanding of this cancer. Using MALDI-TOF(/TOF)-MS and 2-dimensional LC-MS/MS we characterized enzymatically released and 2-aminobenzoic acid labeled glycans from glycosphingolipids. Multivariate data analysis revealed significant differences between tumor and corresponding control tissues. Main discriminators were obtained, which represent the overall alteration in glycosylation of glycosphingolipids during colorectal cancer progression, and these were found to be characterized by (1) increased fucosylation, (2) decreased acetylation, (3) decreased sulfation, (4) reduced expression of globo-type glycans, as well as (5) disialyl gangliosides. The findings of our current research confirm former reports, and in addition expand the knowledge of glycosphingolipid glycosylation in colorectal cancer by revealing new glycans with discriminative power and characteristic, cancer-associated glycosylation alterations. The obtained discriminating glycans can contribute to progress the discovery of biomarkers to improve diagnostics and patient treatment. PMID:23878401

  12. Využití metod HPLC a MALDI-TOF MS pro stanovení glutenu v bezlepkových surovinách a potravinách

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    Gabrovská, D.; Rysová, J.; Šalplachta, Jiří; Řehulka, Pavel; Chmelík, Josef

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 96, č. 6 (2002), s. 486-487 ISSN 0009-2770. [Sjezd chemických společností /54./. Brno, 30.06.2002-04.07.2002] R&D Projects: GA MZe QD1023 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4031919 Keywords : gluten * gluten -free * MALDI-TOF Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation Impact factor: 0.336, year: 2002

  13. Direct identification of bacteria from BacT/ALERT anaerobic positive blood cultures by MALDI-TOF MS: MALDI Sepsityper kit versus an in-house saponin method for bacterial extraction.

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    Meex, Cécile; Neuville, Florence; Descy, Julie; Huynen, Pascale; Hayette, Marie-Pierre; De Mol, Patrick; Melin, Pierrette

    2012-11-01

    In cases of bacteraemia, a rapid species identification of the causal agent directly from positive blood culture broths could assist clinicians in the timely targeting of empirical antimicrobial therapy. For this purpose, we evaluated the direct identification of micro-organisms from BacT/ALERT (bioMérieux) anaerobic positive blood cultures without charcoal using the Microflex matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time of flight MS (Bruker), after bacterial extraction by using two different methods: the MALDI Sepsityper kit (Bruker) and an in-house saponin lysis method. Bruker's recommended criteria for identification were expanded in this study, with acceptance of the species identification when the first three results with the best matches with the MALDI Biotyper database were identical, whatever the scores were. In total, 107 monobacterial cultures and six polymicrobial cultures from 77 different patients were included in this study. Among monomicrobial cultures, we identified up to the species level 67 and 66 % of bacteria with the MALDI Sepsityper kit and the saponin method, respectively. There was no significant difference between the two extraction methods. The direct species identification was particularly inconclusive for Gram-positive bacteria, as only 58 and 52 % of them were identified to the species level with the MALDI Sepsityper kit and the saponin method, respectively. Results for Gram-negative bacilli were better, with 82.5 and 90 % of correct identification to the species level with the MALDI Sepsityper kit and the saponin method, respectively. No misidentifications were given by the direct procedures when compared with identifications provided by the conventional method. Concerning the six polymicrobial blood cultures, whatever the extraction method used, a correct direct identification was only provided for one of the isolated bacteria on solid medium in all cases. The analysis of the time-to-result demonstrated a reduction in the turnaround time for identification ranging from 1 h 06 min to 24 h 44 min, when performing the blood culture direct identification in comparison with the conventional method, whatever the extraction method.

  14. Rapid Detection and Identification of Candidemia by Direct Blood Culturing on Solid Medium by Use of Lysis-Centrifugation Method Combined with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

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    Idelevich, Evgeny A; Grünastel, Barbara; Becker, Karsten

    2017-01-01

    Candida sepsis is a life-threatening condition with increasing prevalence. In this study, direct blood culturing on solid medium using a lysis-centrifugation procedure enabled successful Candida species identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time of flight mass spectrometry on average 3.8 h (Sabouraud agar) or 7.4 h (chocolate agar) before the positivity signal for control samples in Bactec mycosis-IC/F or Bactec Plus aerobic/F bottles, respectively. Direct culturing on solid medium accelerated candidemia diagnostics compared to that with automated broth-based systems. Copyright © 2016 American Society for Microbiology.

  15. Una matriz de contabilidad social para Asturias

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    Margarita Argüelles

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Una Matriz de Contabilidad Social es un sistema integrado de cuentas que presenta en un cuadro de doble entrada todas las transacciones que tienen lugar en una economía entre sectores productivos, factores de producción, sectores institucionales y resto del mundo. En comparación con una Tabla Input-Output, ofrece una mayor cantidad de información y presenta de forma plena el proceso circular de la renta, captando con mayor precisión los efectos de cambios exógenos. Una de las principales utilidades de una Matriz de Contabilidad Social es servir como base de datos para el desarrollo y aplicación de un modelo de equilibrio general computable. Este es, precisamente, el objetivo último que se persigue con la elaboración de la Matriz de Contabilidad Social de la economía asturiana que aquí se presenta. Esta Matriz ha sido construida con datos procedentes de las Cuentas Regionales de Asturias correspondientes al año 1995 y su estructura se ha adaptado a su futura utilización como base de datos para el modelo que se pretende aplicar en esta economía regional.

  16. Reactividad matriz-refuerzo en compuestos de matriz de titanio pulvimetalúrgico

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    Amigó, V.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The high reactivity of titanium and the facility of the same one to form intermetallics makes difficult obtaining composites with this material and brings the need in any case of covering the principal fibres used as reinforcement. To obtain composites of titanium reinforced with ceramic particles is proposed in this paper, and for this reason it turns out to be fundamental to evaluate the reactivity between the matrix and reinforcement. Both titanium nitride and carbide (TiN and TiC are investigated as materials of low reactivity whereas titanium silicide (TiSi2 is also studied as materials of major reactivity, already stated by the scientific community. This reactivity will be analyzed by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM there being obtained distribution maps of the elements that allow to establish the possible influence of the sintering temperature and time. Hereby the matrix-reinforcement interactions are optimized to obtain suitable mechanical properties.

    La elevada reactividad del titanio y la facilidad del mismo en formar intermetálicos dificulta la obtención de compuestos con este material y la necesidad, en todo caso, de recurrir al recubrimiento de las principales fibras utilizadas como refuerzo. Se propone obtener compuestos de titanio reforzados con partículas cerámicas y, por ello, resulta fundamental evaluar la reactividad entre los diferentes materiales. Se investiga como materiales de baja reactividad el nitruro y carburo de titanio y como materiales de mayor reactividad, ya constatada por la comunidad científica, el TiSi2. Esta reactividad se analizará mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido obteniéndose mapas de distribución de los elementos, que permiten establecer la posible influencia de la temperatura de sinterización y el tiempo de permanencia a éstas. De esta manera, se optimiza en lo posible las interacciones matriz-refuerzo para obtener unas propiedades mec

  17. La matriz ficcional como estrategia creativa en la adaptación audiovisual

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    Vicente Peña Timón

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo pone de relieve la capacidad de las matrices ficcionales para ser utilizadas como estrategias del discurso de la narración, a la hora de realizar una adaptación (audiovisual cinematográfica. Comienza con una aproximación al concepto, con el fin de conocer el contexto y cómo beneficiarse de las matrices ficcionales a la hora de adaptar una obra original. Se define, en primer lugar, el término adaptación audiovisual, para después explicar el ya conocido paradigma de la estructura clásica y, a partir de éste, explicar qué es una matriz ficcional, para ejemplificar,  por último, cómo opera la matriz ficcional usada como estrategia en las adaptaciones audiovisuales.  

  18. Qualidade físico-química e sensorial da carne de peito de matrizes pesadas de descarte

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    Komiyama,Claudia Marie; Mendes,Ariel Antonio; Sanfelice,Cristiane; Cañizares,Marleide Costa; Roça,Roberto de Oliveira; Takahashi,Sabrina Endo; Rodrigues,Luciana; Cañizares,Gil Ignácio Lara; Paz,Ibiara Correia de Lima Almeida; Cardoso,Karen Franco de Godoi

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar as características de qualidade: pH, cor, valor R, perda por exsudação, capacidade de retenção e absorção de água, capacidade de emulsificação, perdas por cocção, força de cisalhamento e análise sensorial da carne de matrizes pesadas de descarte de frangos de corte. A carne de peito de matrizes apresentou valores médios do parâmetro pH, valor R, perda por exsudação e valor de L* de 5,70, 1,43, 2,00 e 50,11, respectivamente. Para a capacidade de rete...

  19. Cocuyo: Una Matriz de identidad y su despliegue en submunrlos textuales

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    Cristián Montes

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo intenta actualizar una lectura coherente de la novela Cocuyo. Para esto, se ha trabajado con la idea de matriz propuesta por Michael Riffatene, y de mundo posible de Tomás Albaladejo Mayordomo. Ambas teorías permiten dar cuenta del problema de la identidad desde ángulos complementarios y a partir del motivo del viaje. De este modo puede apreciarse que la matríz propuesta es desplegada en los diversos submundos textuales los cuales, a su vez, develan la imagen de mundo y d...

  20. El plátano verde en la matriz productiva de la zona 8 de Ecuador.

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    Rubén D. Paz Morales

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ecuador con la Constitución de 2008 sentó las bases para la matriz productiva como nuevo modelo de desarrollo en el Ecuador, y con ello se creó todo un andamiaje de instituciones, reglamentos y créditos de largo plazo que apunten a desarrollar armónicamente las empresas ya existentes y a crear nuevos emprendimientos con el fin de aprovechar la materia prima existente en el país. La creación de las zonas de desarrollo por la SENPLADES fue fundamental para organizar por número de habitantes cada una de ellas. La zona 8 conformada por Guayaquil, Durán y Samborondón, es una de las de mayor dinamismo comercial. El Proyecto IC-ULVR 13-19 presenta una investigación exploratoria sobre los derivados del plátano verde en la matriz productiva, para cuyo fin se aplicó una observación guiada a autoservicios de la zona y una encuesta online para conocer los gustos y preferencias de los consumidores.

  1. Transporte de ovos férteis: Influência das idades das matrizes, tempos de estocagem e das estradas

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    Aérica C. Nazareno

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Propôs-se, com esta pesquisa, avaliar a influência de diferentes idades das matrizes e tempos de estocagem no número de ovos trincados durante a operação de transporte em diferentes estradas. A pesquisa foi conduzida na empresa integradora avícola em Mogi-Mirim - SP, por meio do acompanhamento de três carregamentos em diferentes estações do ano (primavera, verão e outono. Foi utilizado um caminhão climatizado do tipo baú com capacidade para 592 caixas de ovos. Foram registrados, por meio de quatro acelerômetros, os níveis de vibração (m s-2 e choques em percursos realizados nas estradas de terra e asfalto. O número de ovos trincados foi obtido por meio da contabilização de 18 caixas de ovos transportadas que apresentavam três idades de matrizes e três tempos de estocagem, pelo método visual. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental inteiramente aleatorizado com esquema fatorial 3 x 3. Conclui-se que as matrizes velhas e intermediárias apresentaram o maior número de ovos trincados; os maiores níveis de vibração e choques da carga ocorreram no sentido horizontal enquanto a estrada de asfalto ofereceu as piores condições para o transporte de ovos.

  2. Fibras vegetales colombianas como refuerzo en compuestos de matriz polimérica

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    José Luis Suárez Castañeda

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: Se realizó una búsqueda local de tejidos de fibras vegetales para determinar la composición de los grupos funcionales y morfología de su superficie antes y después de un tratamiento alcalino con miras a su empleo como refuerzo en compuestos de matriz polimérica. Método: La búsqueda se desarrolló dentro del área metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, Colombia. Las fibras se trataron por inmersión en NaOH disuelto al 6 % w/v por 48 horas, seguida por una neutralización en ácido acético al 1 % v/v por una hora. Posteriormente fueron secadas a 60 °C por 24 horas. Las técnicas empleadas para los análisis fueron la espectroscopía infrarroja por transformada de Fourier (FTIR y la microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM. Resultados: Se seleccionaron tejidos de fique, yute, corteza de coco, lino y algodón. Los análisis FTIR muestran una tendencia a la disminución de ácidos grasos, hemicelulosas, ligninas y enlaces β en la superficie de las fibras, mientras que las imágenes SEM demuestran la remoción de impurezas, la exposición de rugosidades y la creación de espacios interfibrales. Conclusiones: El tratamiento alcalino podría favorecer el mecanismo de anclaje del polímero termofijo a la superficie de las fibras y la creación de enlaces entre las moléculas polares de las fibras y el polímero termofijo, disminuyendo el deslizamiento relativo entre matriz y refuerzo durante la aplicación de cargas.

  3. El "Multiple Dialéctico" como Método de Análisis del Fenómeno Legal: Por una Nueva Matriz Latina de Crítica del "Sentido Común Teorético de los Juristas"

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    Aloísio Krohling

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La matriz metodológica de "Múltiple Dialéctico" y "La ética como Matrix rizomática" del principio fontal de la vida digna se basa, de manera rizomatica, los Derechos Humanos en su perspectiva crítica y distante de los dictados de la economía global, que encarcela el discurso humanitario en una lógica neo-colonialista. En este trabajo se lleva a cabo una crítica jurídica dialéctica, para tejer consideraciones necesarias en el pensamiento crítico-normativo nacional y latino, con el fin de romper con lo Warat llama "Teoría del Sentido Común Teorético de Los Juristas".

  4. Metaloproteinasas de la matriz extracelular (mmps en Odontología

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    Vanesa Pereira Prado

    Full Text Available Resumen La mayoría de los tejidos del organismo se encuentran en un constante proceso de renovación, modulado por una vasta cantidad de proteínas que inducen la síntesis y degradación tisular a lo largo del tiempo. Las metaloproteinasas de la matriz extracelular (MMPs son una familia de 25 endopeptidasas zinc dependientes encargadas de escindir los componentes inmediatos de la matriz extracelular (MEC. Ciertas metaloproteinasas de la matriz extracelular, especialmente MMP-2 y MMP-9, se ven implicadas en el desarrollo del germen dental así como con la proliferación e invasión de los tumores odontogénicos, siendo un factor a considerar sobre la posible agresividad tumoral y la base para el tratamiento de los mismos. A su vez, ambas MMPs actúan en la progresión de las lesiones cariosas así como en progresión de la periodontitis apical de pacientes con necrosis pulpar. Varios patógenos periodontales, promueven la secreción tanto de MMP-2 como MMP-9 favoreciendo la destrucción de los tejidos periodontales, íntimamente relacionadas con el avance de la enfermedad. En pacientes bajo tratamiento ortodóncico se encuentran altos niveles de estas MMPs, tanto en zonas de compresión como de tensión, relacionando los movimientos dentales con la renovación de los tejidos. Esta revisión analiza su expresión y utilidad relacionándolas con diferentes disciplinas en el área de las ciencias odontológicas, enfatizando su potencial como biomarcadores

  5. Matriz Extracelular e Leucemia Leukemia and extracelular matrix

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    Adriana R. dos Anjos

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A hematopoese é um sistema altamente organizado responsável pela produção das células sanguíneas. O controle da proliferação, diferenciação e maturação destas células é feito através de uma complexa interação molecular das células com o microambiente da medula óssea. Este microambiente complexo produz glicoproteínas solúveis genericamente chamadas de citocinas, que controlam a mitose e a diferenciação das células hematopoéticas. Nos processos neoplásicos, especialmente nos malignos, ocorrem alterações moleculares induzindo nas células um novo comportamento biológico podendo, inclusive, alterar seus mecanismos de adesão. A interação de células leucêmicas com moléculas da matriz extracelular da medula óssea, pode ser um dos mecanismos utilizados por essas células para chegar ao sangue periférico. Particularmente, precursores celulares, matriz extracelular e interações com células endoteliais determinam a manutenção ou liberação das células hematopoéticas do microambiente da medula óssea para o sangue periférico. Assim, mudanças na afinidade ou na quantidade de moléculas de adesão pelas células do estroma ou pelos precursores das células sanguíneas, afetarão a adesão celular. Vários trabalhos têm sido realizados na tentativa de se entender melhor a interação existente entre os precursores hematopoéticos e o microambiente indutivo formado pelo estroma medular.Hematopoesis is an organize system that is responsible for blood cells production. The proliferation, differentiation and maturation control of this cells is achieved by interaction between cells and medular microenvironment. This microenvironment produce glicoproteins called cytokines, that control proliferation of hematopoietic cells. In neoplasic processes, several molecular alterations occur, it induce a new biological behaviour by cells, like become altered its adhesion. The interaction of leukemic cells with the extracellular

  6. POTENCIALIDAD DEL PLÁTANO VERDE EN LA NUEVA MATRIZ PRODUCTIVA DEL ECUADOR

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    Rubén Paz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo revela la potencialidad que tiene el  plátano verde o macho para incorporarlo en la nueva matriz productiva la misma que hace referencia al cambio del modelo primario exportador, a uno fundamentado en el valor agregado de los productos.  Para ello, se argumenta en las bondades de la naturaleza para la producción de éste producto, como también en la versatilidad que tiene para ser transformado en la industria de alimentos y en otras por el importante contenido de fibra y celulosa, materias primas requerida en muchos procesos industriales, lo que generará nuevas plazas directas de trabajo. Así también se reconocen las dificultades que tienen las áreas cultivadas en cuanto a problemas fitosanitarios y desastres naturales. La nueva matriz productiva tendrá como objetivo primordial garantizar el Sumak kawsay, que significa estado de bienestar  de la población,  y en especial de los agricultores pobres, a quienes a través de la capacitación y apoyo financiero se les haga partícipes de éste gran reto.

  7. Aspectos histológicos y moleculares del tendón como matriz extracelular extramuscular

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    Doris Rosero

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Los tendones corresponden a la matriz extracelular intramuscular junto con las fascias ylas aponeurosis, los cuales se encuentran constantemente sometidos a cargas mecánicas ytensión, lo que genera modificaciones en las características que constituyen el tejido conectivoque los conforman. En estos conceptos, se encuentra el fundamento de alteracionescomo las rupturas tendinosas y las tendinopatías, por lo cual en esta revisión se describieronlos aspectos relacionados con el desarrollo y, la organización de la matriz extracelular,con el fin de ser aplicados a las perspectivas de tratamiento en las que actualmente se estáinvestigando, no sólo desde el punto de vista biomédico, sino clínico, dada su importanciapara el desempeño cotidiano de los seres humanos. Los mecanismos de lesión, reparacióny regeneración, así como los relacionados con la biología mecánica, son los que despiertanel interés de quienes se ocupan de la investigación en esta área.

  8. Matriz de falla de los motores de inducciónBig Rotating Induction Machines Failure Matrix

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    Santiago A Dorrbercker Drake

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available La matriz de falla es una novedosa herramienta creada que constituye el único modo para la aplicacióndel  diagnóstico  integral  y  tomar  las  decisiones  adecuadas  en  las  instalaciones  industriales  y  suequipamiento. En el presente trabajo se muestra el camino seguido para la obtención de la matriz defallas correspondiente a los motores de inducción de gran potencia (MIGP.  Los resultados obtenidosestán soportados en un diagrama de Ishikawa caracterizado por 11 causas principales, 31 subcausas y36 motivos de falla.  Los resultados del presente trabajo constituyen el punto a partir del cual se obtienela matriz de ensayos de diagnóstico para los MIGP  The matrix of failures is a new tool created.  It means the only way to take the proper decision andapplication of integral diagnosis in industrial utilities and equipments. This paper presents the process toobtaining the matrix of failures of big induction rotating machines. In this case results are supported by anishikawa diagram characterized by 11 main causes, 31 sub-causes and 36 failure roots causes.  Resultsare the starting point to define the matrix of diagnosis test.

  9. Remodelamento da matriz extracelular em degeneração experimental do disco intervertebral

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    Oliveira,Cintia Pereira de; Rodrigues,Luciano Miller Reis; Fregni,Maria Vitória Ventura Dias; Gotfryd,Alberto; Made,Ana Maria; Pinhal,Maria Aparecida da Silva

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar a remodelação da matriz extracelular na degeneração do disco intervertebral através do modelo experimental degeneração do disco intervertebral. MÉTODOS: O modelo de indução da degeneração discal, utilizando agulha 20G e rotação de 360º, foi aplicado por 30 segundos entre a sexta/sétima e oitava / nona vértebras coccígeas de ratos machos da linhagem Wistar. O nível intermediário, entre a sétima e oitava vértebras, foi tomado como controle, não sendo submetido à punção. A dist...

  10. Actitudes locales ante el turismo residencial: Un análisis basado en la matriz de actitudes y comportamiento

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    Carlos Monterrubio

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Con base en la matriz de actitudes y comportamiento, esta investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar las actitudes de la población de un destino con respecto al turismo residencial en un destino mexicano. A partir de entrevistas en profundidad con residentes locales, el estudio corrobora las postulaciones de la matriz confirmando que las poblaciones en los destinos poseen actitudes y comportamientos heterogéneos, y que ambos pueden manifestarse de distintas maneras e intensidades. Sin embargo, revela que en el caso del turismo residencial, las actitudes favorables no están únicamente determinadas por los beneficios económicos sino por el tipo de relación social empática establecida entre locales y turistas, y las actitudes desfavorables están determinadas por la sensación de afectación colectiva como consecuencia de la implantación de proyectos de desarrollo turístico decididos externamente.

  11. Variabilidade entre árvores matrizes de Ceiba speciosa St. Hil para características de frutos e sementes

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    Antonio Roveri Neto

    Full Text Available RESUMO A paineira-rosa (Ceiba speciosa St. Hil. - Malvaceae é uma espécie arbórea com grande importância na recuperação de ecossistemas degradados e cuja madeira e paina são usadas em diversas atividades econômicas. O presente estudo avaliou a variabilidade e a repetibilidade para caracteres biométricos de frutos e sementes e qualidade de sementes entre árvores matrizes de C. speciosa. Foram coletados frutos de 36 árvores matrizes, determinando-se em cinco frutos o diâmetro, comprimento, massa fresca e seca e número de sementes e em 100 sementes, o comprimento, diâmetro e peso de 100 sementes. A qualidade fisiológica das sementes foi avaliada pela germinação e testes de vigor: índice de velocidade de germinação, envelhecimento acelerado (EA, condutividade elétrica (CE e submersão das sementes em água, em quatro repetições de 25 sementes, exceto para CE e submersão, em que as repetições continham 40 sementes. Após os testes de EA e submersão, as sementes foram submetidas ao teste de germinação. As médias de árvores matrizes foram comparadas pelo teste de Scott-Knott e estimou-se o coeficiente de determinação genotípico, repetibilidade e correlação entre caracteres. As características avaliadas apresentam variabilidade significativa entre as árvores matrizes e estão sob baixa influência ambiental. As correlações entre caracteres biométricos com o processo germinativo e qualidade de sementes são baixas. Os coeficientes de repetibilidade são altos e a avaliação de cinco frutos e 100 sementes por árvore matriz e o uso de quatro repetições nos testes de germinação e vigor possibilitam boa confiabilidade na determinação da variabilidade da espécie.

  12. Desenvolvimento de material de referência para microbiologia de alimentos contendo Listeria monocytogenes em matriz queijo

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    Marcelo Luiz Lima Brandão

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005, uma das normas mais utilizadas em laboratórios de ensaio, descreve como um de seus critérios para a garantia da qualidade dos resultados analíticos a participação periódica dos laboratórios em ensaios de proficiência (EP. Os analitos, utilizados nos EP são materiais de referência (MR provenientes de um mesmo lote, e devem apresentar características de homogeneidade e estabilidade. O objetivo deste estudo foi produzir um MR qualitativo destinado ao ensaio de pesquisa de Listeria monocytogenes em matriz queijo pela técnica de liofilização. Para a produção do MR, foi utilizado como matriz o queijo Minas frescal (QMF ultrafiltrado. A matriz foi distribuída em frascos, contaminada com a bactéria alvo e submetida à liofilização, tendo a sacarose como crioprotetor. O MR produzido foi considerado homogêneo e estável na temperatura de ≤-70°C durante todo o período estudado (10 meses. O material apresentou estabilidade a 4, 25, 30 e 35°C por quatro dias e a -20°C por 48 dias, e os resultados estatísticos indicam tendência à estabilidade. Conclui-se que o material apresentou todos os requisitos necessários de um MR de qualidade e poderia ser transportado aos laboratórios participantes de um EP à temperatura máxima de 35°C por até quatro dias, uma vez que os resultados indicaram a manutenção da concentração celular nesse período. Esse foi o primeiro trabalho a descrever uma metodologia de produção de MR contendo L. monocytogenes em matriz queijo.

  13. Delineamento e validação de matriz de exposição ocupacional à sílica

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    Fátima Sueli Neto Ribeiro

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desenvolver matriz de exposição ocupacional de base populacional para a sílica cristalina no Brasil e estimar sua validade. MÉTODOS: A matriz de exposição ocupacional foi desenvolvida por um epidemiologista e um higienista ocupacional em quatro etapas: a codificação da variável ocupação; b codificação da variável setor econômico; c classificação da exposição por consenso entre os pesquisadores e; d estimativa do número de trabalhadores registrados, em 1995, para cada nível de exposição. As 8.675 células da matriz, formadas pela intersecção das variáveis setor econômico (25 colunas e ocupação (347 linhas, foram classificadas de acordo com a freqüência da exposição à sílica em quatro níveis: não expostos, possivelmente expostos, provavelmente expostos e definitivamente expostos. Para a validação da matriz de exposição ocupacional, cinco setores econômicos (extração mineral, construção civil, metalurgia, administração de serviços de pessoal técnico e indústria têxtil foram re-codificados quanto à exposição por peritos convidados. Avaliou-se a confiabilidade pela proporção de acordos e o grau de concordância pelo Kappa. RESULTADOS: A matriz de exposição ocupacional apresentou alta concordância geral, variando de 64,0% na metalurgia a 94,4% na extração mineral. O Kappa revelou boa concordância no setor de extração mineral (0,9 e baixa ou regular nos demais (variação de 0,1 a 0,5. A especificidade foi alta para os setores de metalurgia (86,5% e extração mineral (100,0%. A construção civil apresentou especificidade de 56,0%. CONCLUSÕES: A matriz de exposição ocupacional apresentou boa acurácia, revelando-se adequada para estimar a exposição à sílica na força de trabalho ocupada no País.

  14. Caracterización del inicio y crecimiento de grietas de interfaz entre fibra y matriz bajo cargas transversales biaxiales usando el modelo de interfaz elástica lineal-frágil

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    Távara Mendoza, Luis Arístides; Mantic, Vladislav; Graciani Díaz, Enrique; Blázquez Gámez, Antonio; París Carballo, Federico

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    En el presente trabajo se estudia el inicio y crecimiento de una grieta de interfaz entre fibra y matriz bajo cargas transversales biaxiales de tracción - tracción y tracción - compresión. Se considera un problema simplificado en relación a una lámina unidireccional real, con una fibra inmersa en una matriz cuyas dimensiones externas son mucho más grandes que el radio de la fibra. El objetivo es predecir por un lado las cargas de fallo (cargas criticas) que originan el despegue en ...

  15. Importancia de la forma química y de la matriz del sustrato en la toxicidad por cobre en Noticastrum sericeum (Less. Less. ex Phil Importance of the chemical form and type of substrate for copper toxicity in Noticastrum sericeum (Less. Less. ex Phil

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    ROSANNA GINOCCHIO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available El aumento de la concentración de cobre en los suelos debido a distintas fuentes antrópicas puede producir efectos de toxicidad en las especies vegetales sensibles. Sin embargo, se ha postulado que diversos factores edáficos podrían determinar la biodisponibilidad del cobre y, por lo tanto, la intensidad del efecto fitotóxico, tales como el contenido de materia orgánica y el pH del suelo, además del grado de solubilidad de la forma química en la cual el cobre es incorporado. Para determinar la importancia de la capacidad tamponante del sustrato de crecimiento y de la forma química del cobre en el grado de fitotoxicidad, se expuso plántulas de una especie sensible a concentraciones crecientes de cobre, incorporado como una sal muy soluble en agua (CuSO4 o como una sal muy poco soluble en agua (CuO, a un sustrato sólido altamente tamponante, rico en materia orgánica y de pH neutro (compost comercial y a una solución poco tamponante de 2 mmoles L-1 de nitrato de calcio, sin materia orgánica y moderadamente ácida. Se detectaron efectos significativos de toxicidad por cobre en las raíces de las plántulas cultivadas en el sustrato líquido, independientemente de la forma química y de la concentración adicionadas, expresados por una inhibición en el crecimiento de las raíces primarias y en el número de raíces secundarias formadas. Como se esperaba, los efectos de toxicidad fueron menos marcados en el vástago, pero el CuSO4 inhibió significativamente la producción de hojas nuevas en las plantas crecidas en solución, independientemente de la concentración, mientras que el CuO sólo redujo significativamente la producción de hojas al ser agregado a alta concentración. No se detectó efectos de toxicidad en las plantas crecidas en el sustrato sólido, independientemente de la sal de cobre y de la concentración adicionadas, debido a que su alto contenido de materia orgánica y pH neutro resultaron en una baja disponibilidad de

  16. Matrizes elétricas na economia mundial: um estudo sobre os posicionamentos na Alemanha, Estados Unidos e China

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    Fabricio Quadros Borges

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é o de analisar o posicionamento estratégico dos governos na Alemanha, Estados Unidos e China em relação as suas matrizes elétricas. Diante da necessidade de segurança energética, das questões ambientais e de aspectos competitivos estes governos desenvolveram tentativas de transformar estrategicamente o uso de fontes de energia para a geração de eletricidade. Neste sentido, a investigação pretende questionar quais as diretrizes adotadas por estes governos ao reposicionarem suas matrizes elétricas. A metodologia realizou uma coleta de dados a partir de literatura especializada e de documentos que identificaram medidas governamentais pertinentes à construção de novas matrizes elétrica nestes países, de maneira a observar suas diretrizes no processo de formulação destas. O estudo constatou que os três governos procuraram fundamentar suas estratégias na combinação entre recursos disponíveis e fontes sustentáveis para a geração de eletricidade. A Alemanha, através da ampliação da participação da energia eólica, o estado americado da Califórnia, a partir do aumento da proporção utilizada da energia solar, e a China, através da ampliação da participação das fontes: hídrica, nuclear e gás natural, comporam a análise.

  17. Influência do aquecimento artificial de ovos de matrizes pesadas sobre o rendimento de incubação

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    P.M.M. Mendes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento embrionário nas aves tem início antes mesmo da postura. A variabilidade do estágio de desenvolvimento embrionário no momento da oviposição é conhecida e influencia a taxa de eclosão, uma vez que estágios muito avançados ou muito precoces são prejudiciais por tornarem os embriões mais sensíveis ao estresse do armazenamento. O aquecimento de ovos férteis no período entre a postura e o armazenamento vem sendo estudado como forma de reduzir os efeitos negativos do armazenamento sobre o rendimento de incubação por permitir que os embriões progridam até um estágio em que são mais aptos a suportar o estresse do armazenamento. Este experimento teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos do aquecimento artificial de ovos de matrizes pesadas no período entre a coleta e o armazenamento sobre o rendimento de incubação e o peso do pinto ao nascimento. Foram utilizados 5.760 ovos de matrizes pesadas Cobb(r com 57 semanas de idade. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso, constituído por quatro tratamentos definidos com base no tempo de aquecimento dos ovos (zero, três, seis e nove horas. O aquecimento foi feito em câmara de fumigação a 30°C, e os ovos foram armazenados por três dias. O aquecimento artificial no período entre a coleta e o armazenamento não influenciou a eclodibilidade, a mortalidade embrionária e o peso do pinto ao nascimento, tendo sido, nessas circunstâncias, uma prática injustificada.

  18. Matriz de competências essenciais para a formação e avaliação de desempenho de estudantes de medicina

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    Eliane Dias Gontijo

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O artigo propõe uma matriz de competências essenciais para valorização e intencionalidade dos percursos acadêmicos e como referência de processos avaliativos dos estudantes. METODOLOGIA: O estudo apresenta delineamento quanti-qualitativo. Após revisão integrativa da literatura e pesquisa documental, foi elaborada e consolidada a versão inicial. O teste piloto com 12 professores, membros do Colegiado de Graduação do curso médico da UFMG, contribuiu para ajustes do documento. A validação da matriz foi orientada pela metodologia Delphi, com avaliação docente individual, por via eletrônica e utilização da ferramenta Googledocs. RESULTADOS: Houve consenso entre os 112 professores avaliadores para aprovação da matriz, composta por seis grandes domínios - profissionalismo; relacionamentos interpessoais e comunicação; atenção integral à saúde da pessoa; organização de sistemas de saúde e atenção em saúde pública; gestão do conhecimento; conhecimento médico -, 28 subdomínios e 204 descritores dos conhecimentos, habilidades e atitudes essenciais na formação do médico, durante sua graduação. CONCLUSÕES: Considera-se que a matriz contribuirá na qualificação da formação médica e na certificação das competências para o atendimento adequado às demandas de saúde, dentro de padrões de excelência técnica e responsabilidade social.

  19. Evolución Histórica del Concepto de Matriz

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    Rosales Góngora, Antonio; IES Bahía de Almería (España)

    2014-01-01

    Tratamos de hacer un recorrido histórico de la evolución del concepto de matriz, desde su aparición en el siglo XIX hasta su consolidación en el siglo XX. Conoceremos las aportaciones de Sylvester y Cayley, la escuela algebraica inglesa y las diversas interpretaciones hasta consolidar el concepto de matriz.

  20. Matrizes de contabilidade social e financeira: Brasil, 2005 a 2009

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    Erika Burkowski

    Full Text Available Resumo Neste trabalho é proposta uma metodologia para elaboração de Matrizes de Contabilidade Social e Financeira (MCSF para a economia brasileira a partir da união do fluxo de produção das Matrizes Insumo-Produto com fluxos de renda e fluxos financeiros das Contas Econômicas Integradas. São apresentadas MCSF brasileiras elaboradas para os anos de 2005 a 2009, com desagregação de 55 setores produtivos, 3 fatores, 4 agentes institucionais e 7 instrumentos financeiros. Destacam-se os Setores de Comércio, Administração Pública como importantes na produção e geração de valor agregado. A indústria de Alimentos e Bebidas apresenta grande capacidade de dispersão de fundos na economia e há forte dependência das transferências na distribuição da renda entre os agentes econômicos domésticos. O excesso e o enxugamento da liquidez observados no período são percebidos pela variação observada nos Numerários e Depósitos e na variação nas aplicações financeiras e nas fontes de financiamento.

  1. Performance of two resin-containing blood culture media in detection of bloodstream infections and in direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) broth assays for isolate identification: clinical comparison of the BacT/Alert Plus and Bactec Plus systems.

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    Fiori, Barbara; D'Inzeo, Tiziana; Di Florio, Viviana; De Maio, Flavio; De Angelis, Giulia; Giaquinto, Alessia; Campana, Lara; Tanzarella, Eloisa; Tumbarello, Mario; Antonelli, Massimo; Sanguinetti, Maurizio; Spanu, Teresa

    2014-10-01

    We compared the clinical performances of the BacT/Alert Plus (bioMérieux) and Bactec Plus (Becton Dickinson) aerobic and anaerobic blood culture (BC) media with adsorbent polymeric beads. Patients ≥ 16 years old with suspected bloodstream infections (BSIs) were enrolled in intensive care units and infectious disease wards. A single 40-ml blood sample was collected from each and used to inoculate (10 ml/bottle) one set of BacT/Alert Plus cultures and one set of Bactec Plus cultures, each set consisting of one aerobic and one anaerobic bottle. Cultures were incubated ≤ 5 days in the BacT/Alert 3D and Bactec FX instruments, respectively. A total of 128 unique BSI episodes were identified based on the recovery of clinically significant growth in 212 aerobic cultures (106 BacT/Alert and 106 Bactec) and 151 anaerobic cultures (82 BacT/Alert and 69 Bactec). The BacT/Alert aerobic medium had higher recovery rates for Gram-positive cocci (P = 0.024), whereas the Bactec aerobic medium was superior for recovery of Gram-negative bacilli (P = 0.006). BacT/Alert anaerobic medium recovery rates exceeded those of the Bactec anaerobic medium for total organisms (P = 0.003), Gram-positive cocci (P = 0.013), and Escherichia coli (P = 0.030). In terms of capacity for diagnosing the 128 septic episodes, the BacT/Alert and Bactec sets were comparable, although the former sets diagnosed more BSIs caused by Gram-positive cocci (P = 0.008). They also allowed earlier identification of coagulase-negative staphylococcal growth (mean, 2.8 h; P = 0.003) and growth in samples from patients not on antimicrobial therapy that yielded positive results (mean, 1.3 h; P direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry assay of BC broths. The BacT/Alert Plus media line appears to be a reliable, timesaving tool for routine detection of BSIs in the population we studied, although further studies are needed to evaluate their performance in other settings. Copyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  2. Diversidade genética entre progênies e matrizes de rambutan

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    Renata Aparecida de Andrade

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O rambutan é uma frutífera exótica que apresenta alto potencial de mercado, e suas mudas podem ser obtidas por sementes ou vegetativamente. A produção de mudas via sementes é rotineiramente feita no Estado de São Paulo, tendo-se alta variabilidade no pomar, além de demorar mais tempo para entrar em produção. Embora caracteres morfológicos sejam amplamente usados na diferenciação de variedades, as técnicas moleculares permitem a comparação e a identificação genética dos materiais. Diante disso, o presente trabalho foi realizado, comparando progênies e plantas-matrizes de rambutan, por fAFLP. As análises foram realizadas no Laboratório de Bioquímica de Microrganismos e Plantas, do Departamento de Tecnologia - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias - UNESP - Câmpus de Jaboticabal-SP, utilizando 06 plantas de rambutan, denominadas: A; B; C; D; E e F. Foram coletadas folhas de 15 plântulas oriundas de cada planta-matriz e realizou-se a extração de DNA, sendo as amostras quantificadas em biofotômetro, e os marcadores fAFLP, obtidos de acordo com o protocolo AFLP Plant Mapping Protocol (Applied Biosystems, utilizando as combinações de pares de primers: ACG/CAC; ACT/CAT; ACA/CTT e ACC/CTT. Pode ser concluído que o uso de marcadores moleculares é eficiente na distinção de materiais e na obtenção de distância genética; não é recomendada a obtenção de mudas via sementes quando a finalidade é a de instalação de pomar comercial.

  3. CONSTRUÇÃO DE UMA MATRIZ DE INDICADORES DE SUSTENTABILIDADE PARA A GESTÃO DE RESÍDUOS SÓLIDOS URBANOS

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    Leila Santos Santiago

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudos têm demonstrado a problemática dos resíduos sólidos na atualidade. A gestãodesses resíduos tem sido foco da preocupação de pesquisadores das mais diversas áreasde estudo, além de se tomar um dos grandes desafios para as cidades ao longo daspróximas décadas. Uma forma de avaliar, monitorar e planejar a Gestão dos ResíduosSólidos Urbanos (GRSU é por meio da utilização de indicadores de sustentabilidade,instrumento que pode auxiliar os gestores públicos no processo decisório. Com oobjetivo de elaborar uma Matriz de Indicadores para a GRSU, este estudo foidesenvolvido. A construção da matriz foi realizada baseando-se em informaçõesadquiridas em referências nacionais e internacionais. Os indicadores foram organizadosem uma matriz preliminar, a qual passou por um processo de validação externa, comespecialistas, por meio do método Delphi. Para a validação de todos os descritoresforam necessárias duas rodadas, utilizando o consenso de 50%. A primeira rodadavalidou 80,2% dos descritores e os demais foram validados na etapa posterior. A matrizfinal possui 06 dimensões de sustentabilidade: Política, Tecnológica,Econômica/Financeira, Ambiental/Ecológica, Conhecimento e Inclusão Social,contemplando 42 indicadores e 126 descritores. Aplicou-se a matriz final no municípiode Alagoinhas-BA, sendo possível avaliar o Nível de Sustentabilidade (NS da GRSUno município. O NS encontrado foi igual a 6,25, o que corresponde a médiasustentabilidade. A matriz elaborada mostrou-se exequível quando aplicada nomunicípio de Alagoinhas. A aplicação da mesma permitiu não apenas uma percepçãogeral da situação dos RSU no município, como auxiliou na identificação de prioridadesna Gestão. Esta experiência mostrou que os indicadores de sustentabilidade devempermitir uma visão sistêmica que considere as variáveis ambiental, social, cultural,econômica, ecológica e de saúde pública, conforme os princípios e

  4. SELEÇÃO DE ÁRVORES MATRIZES DA ESPÉCIE Senefeldera verticillata (Vell. CROIZAT EM DOIS FRAGMENTOS FLORESTAIS DO SUL DO ESPIRITO SANTO

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    Alessandra Abreu Rodrigues Vieira

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil abriga a flora mais rica do planeta, sendo a Floresta Atlântica um dos sistemas mais diversificados que compõe essa paisagem. Por outro lado, a atuação antrópica desordenada transformou esse bioma, originalmente contínuo, em um mosaico de fragmentos isolados colocando em risco a biodiversidade. A coleta de sementes de alta qualidade é muito importante para qualquer programa de produção de mudas voltado para restauração e conservação dos recursos genéticos. Dessa forma, com esse estudo objetivou-se avaliar indivíduos de Senefeldera verticillata (Vell. Croizat presentes na FLONA de Pacotuba e RPPN Cafundó (Cachoeiro de Itapemirim - Espírito Santo, como matrizes para banco de sementes. O maior DAP foi de 17,6 cm e o menor foi de 5 cm, a média foi de 8,66 cm. Todas as matrizes avaliadas encontravam-se em boas condições de sanidade e aparência fenotípica. A partir dos dados foi possível identificar árvores matrizes que servirão como banco de sementes e empregadas nos projetos de reflorestamento e recuperação de áreas degradadas da própria região.

  5. Novel, Improved Sample Preparation for Rapid, Direct Identification from Positive Blood Cultures Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry

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    Schubert, Sören; Weinert, Kirsten; Wagner, Chris; Gunzl, Beatrix; Wieser, Andreas; Maier, Thomas; Kostrzewa, Markus

    2011-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is widely used for rapid and reliable identification of bacteria and yeast grown on agar plates. Moreover, MALDI-TOF MS also holds promise for bacterial identification from blood culture (BC) broths in hospital laboratories. The most important technical step for the identification of bacteria from positive BCs by MALDI-TOF MS is sample preparation to remove blood cells and host proteins. We present a m...

  6. Qualidade fisiológica de sementes de diferentes árvores matrizes de Poincianella pyramidalis (Tul. L. P. Queiroz

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    Cosmo Rufino de Lima

    Full Text Available A catingueira [Poincianella pyramidalis (Tul. L. P. Queiroz] é uma espécie arbórea endêmica do bioma Caatinga, bastante explorada devido ao seu potencial madeireiro, forrageiro e farmacológico. Face à relevância de sua importância, este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade fisiológica das sementes entre matrizes de P. pyramidalis por meio de testes fisiológicos para fins de restauração ambiental. O estudo de campo foi conduzido na Fazenda Açude, município de Soledade-PB, onde foram selecionados 28 matrizes de catingueira, sendo as análises, realizadas no Laboratório de Análise de Sementes do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Foram avaliadas as seguintes variáveis: teor de água, peso de mil sementes, número de sementes por quilograma, germinação, vigor {primeira contagem e índice de velocidade de germinação, comprimento e massa seca de plântulas, emergência, índice de velocidade e primeira contagem de emergência, envelhecimento acelerado (procedimento tradicional e solução saturada de NaCl}. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado, com os dados submetidos à análise de variância e a comparação entre as médias realizadas pelo teste de Scott-Knott a 5% de probabilidade. Com base nos resultados, a qualidade fisiológica das sementes de Poincianella pyramidalis varia mesmo quando oriundas de matrizes de uma única área de coleta; o teste de envelhecimento acelerado, utilizado no método tradicional, no período de 24 horas e à temperatura de 41 ºC mostra ser o teste de vigor mais eficiente na avaliação do potencial fisiológico das sementes de P. pyramidalis.

  7. Anticorpos Para o Vírus da Anemia das Galinhas (CAV em Matrizes de Corte no Brasil

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    Brentano L

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar do diagnóstico da anemia infecciosa e mais evidências recentes de infecção em campo (Brentano & Ottati, 1999, não havia até hoje dados disponíveis da prevalência do vírus da anemia das galinhas (CAV no Brasil. Uma vez que o conhecimento da prevalência do vírus e da distribuição de anticorpos nos lotes de matrizes é essencial para o delineamento de estratégias de controle da doença, realizamos um levantamento em 5 Estados com produção comercial intensiva de linhas de corte, abrangendo lotes de aves com diferentes idades. De 2.355 soros testados por ELISA, 89% foram positivos, indicando a alta prevalência do CAV no Brasil, em todos os Estados testados. A análise do soro de aves das 6 até as 70 semanas de idade demonstrou que lotes de 6 a 18 semanas apresentam desuniformidade na imunidade ao CAV, caracterizada por títulos de anticorpos abaixo dos níveis considerados protetores e aves ainda negativas para o CAV. A desuniformidade nos títulos de anticorpos e a ausência dos mesmos são evidentes ainda, mas em menor proporção também até as 24 semanas, enquanto que apenas partir das 25 semanas há 100% de soroconversão, acompanhada de significativa redução da desuniformidade no título de anticorpos das matrizes para menos de 2,5% das aves. Esses resultados fornecem evidência de uma progressiva disseminação do vírus em matrizes de corte, mas com riscos da presença de aves ainda susceptíveis à transmissão vertical e inadequada transferência de imunidade passiva no início do período de postura, que podem culminar em surtos da doença na progênie.

  8. Proliferación de células madres mesenquimales obtenidas de tejido gingival humano sobre una matriz de quitosano: estudio in vitro

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    Hernández,B M; Inostroza,V C; Carrión,A F; Chaparro,P A; Quintero,H A; Sanz,R A

    2011-01-01

    Objetivo: Comprobar la proliferación de células madres mesenquimales (MSCs) provenientes de tejido conjuntivo gingival humano sobre una matriz de quitosano. Método: Estudio experimental in vitro en el cual se aislaron MSCs a partir de cultivos por explante de tejido conjuntivo gingival. La presencia de MSCs, se caracterizó mediante citometría de flujo, utilizando para ello anticuerpos CD34, CD45, CD73, CD90, CD105, diferenciación hacia tres linajes celulares: adipocitos, osteoblastos y condro...

  9. La Matriz Cruzada Cliente-Producto: herramienta factible para la toma de decisiones.The Matrix Crossed Client-product: feasible tool for the taking of decisions.

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    Yanlis Rodríguez Veiguela; Rafael Sablón Fraga; Jensy Tanda Díaz

    2013-01-01

    La gestión de compras debe y tiene que dirigirse hacia su profesionalización, si se aspira a la diferenciación y al éxito, a partir de garantizar la calidad adecuada de los productos adquiridos para la satisfacción del cliente, el plazo de recepción oportuno y con la mejor relación calidad-precio, convirtiéndose en el área potencial para reducir los costos y aumentar los márgenes de beneficio. Por lo que en este trabajo se tiene como objetivo proponer la Matriz cruzada cliente-producto como u...

  10. Desacoplamiento para Sistemas Continuos en el Tiempo mediante la Técnica Matriz Función de Transferencia

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    Evelio Alfredo Granizo Montalvo

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available En los sistemas de control multivariables se disponen de varias entradas y varias salidas, donde cada entrada controla más de una salida y cada salida es controlada por más de una entrada, lo cual se denomina acoplamiento, que presenta complicaciones matemáticas para su resolución, lo que dificulta el control de este tipo de sistemas. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo el desarrollo de una técnica de desacoplamiento por matriz función de transferencia para sistemas multivariables de múltiples entradas y salidas, que consiste en determinar un compensador, de tal forma que el sistema acoplado multivariable pueda convertirse en un desacoplado de varios sistemas de una  entrada y una salida. Esto permite que cada entrada controle solamente una salida y que cada salida sea controlada por una entrada; lo que facilita la solución del control. El sistema propuesto utiliza una  metodología computacional para lograr el objetivo planteado. Para demostrar la eficacia del algoritmo propuesto se realiza una validación experimental mediante simulaciones matemáticas de diferentes plantas de prueba.

  11. Propiedades mecánicas de materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio reforzados con intermetálicos

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    Torres, B.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work 2124 aluminium matrix composites reinforced with Ni3Al, NiAl, MoSiO2 and Cr3Si intermetallic powder particles have been investigated. For comparision purposes, unreinforced 2124 and reinforced with SiC have also been studied. In all cases, the same powder metallurgy route was used, i.e. the 2124 alloy was obtained by rapid solidification and the intermetallic particles by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS. The matrix and the intermetallics were mechanically blended, cold compacted and finally hot extruded. Tensile tests were carried out in T1 and T4 treatments. Results indicate that mechanical properties depend strongly on the tendence to form new phases at the matrixintermetallic interface during procesing and/or futher thermal treatments. The materials which present better properties are those that present less reaction between matrix and intermetallic reinforcement, i.e. MoSiO2 and SiC reinforced composites.

    En este trabajo se estudia el comportamiento mecánico de varios materiales compuestos de matriz de aluminio 2124 reforzados con partículas de los intermetálicos, Ni3Al, NiAl, MoSiO2 y Cr3Si. Los resultados obtenidos se comparan con la aleación 2124 monolítica y con esa misma aleación reforzada con partículas del cerámico SiC. En todos los casos, se sigue la misma ruta de procesado pulvimetalúrgico a partir de polvos rápidamente solidificados, en el caso de la aleación 2124, y de la molienda mecánica de un tocho obtenido por síntesis autopropagada a temperatura elevada (SHS, para el refuerzo intermetálico. Matriz y reforzante se mezclan, mecánicamente, para, a continuación, compactar uniaxialmente en frío, procediéndose, finalmente, a la consolidación por extrusión. Las propiedades mecánicas se estudian mediante ensayos de tracción en estado T1 y T4. Los resultados obtenidos indican que las propiedades mec

  12. Matriz de procesos críticos: Propuesta para estudiar condiciones de vida y salud

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    Gloria Estela Gómez Tabares

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Presentar elementos teórico-metodológicos del estudio de condiciones de vida y salud en el municipio de Marinilla, Colombia, con base en una matriz de procesos críticos. Material y métodos: Análisis documental histórico, aplicación de ficha familiar a 4284 familias, talleres con líderes comunitarios e institucionales, entrevistas a actores clave, análisis de planes y programas municipales. Resultados: Condiciones protectoras: riqueza cultural, conservación de tradiciones artísticas; proyectos de vivienda; promotores ambientales y juntas administradoras de acueductos en zona rural; programas de gestores y promotores de salud. Condiciones de deterioro: Dimensión del trabajo: Grupos urbano y rural con alto deterioro, gran inestabilidad laboral, baja calificación, jornadas laborales extensas. Dimensión del consumo: grupos urbano y rural con alto deterioro sin vivienda propia; viviendas rurales y deterioradas sin electrificación. Entorno: Contaminación ambiental, especialmente en el barrio más pobre; grupo rural con gran contaminación de las fuentes de agua y deforestación. Proceso salud enfermedad: Problemas comunes: Desnutrición infantil, enfermedad respiratoria y diarreica aguda, hipertensión arterial, diabetes, cáncer; intoxicaciones por plaguicidas, lesiones, accidentes, abuso sexual, muerte violenta mayor frecuencia en grupo rural con alto deterioro. Conclusiones: La matriz es una propuesta teórico-metodológica útil para investigadores sociales, administradores municipales y sector salud, porque articula el conocimiento de las necesidades de poblaciones diferenciadas por grupos, con proyectos políticos y vigilancia de condiciones de vida mediante procesos participativos.Objective: To present theoretical methodological elements for the study of life and health conditions in the municipality of Marinilla, Colombia, based on a critical processes matrix. Material and methods: Historical documentary analysis

  13. Una Matriz de Contabilidad Social de México y un análisis estructural de la economía mexicana

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    Gaspar Núñez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo central de este trabajo es el de presentar una Matriz de Contabilidad Social (MCS de la economía mexicana para 1996, detallando la metodología que seguimos para construirla. Ilustramos aquí su utilidad llevando a cabo un análisis estructural básico para estudiar algunos impactos exógenos y aplicando una extensión del modelo de Leontief. Específicamente, computamos la Matriz de Multiplicadores Generalizados para analizar el impacto sobre la distribución del ingreso de un incremento en la demanda agregada uniformemente distribuido, de un incremento en la inversión, de un incremento en las exportaciones y de un aumento en el gasto público en sanidad o educación. Por otra parte, además de constituir una herramienta útil por sí misma y de ser el objeto de estudio de una amplia gama de herramientas del análisis estructural, una MCS también constituye la base de datos sobre la que se diseñan e implementan los modelos de equilibrio general aplicado.

  14. La biolixiviación como pretratamiento de menas auríferas refractarias en matriz de sulfuros

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    Iglesias, N.

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the effectiveness of bacterial leaching as a pretreatment of gold ores bearing sulphide minerals is analysed. Three kinds of matrixes are studied: pyrite, arsenopyrite and copper sulphides. It is concluded that bacterial leaching is an effective pretreatment for these refractory gold-bearing ores. In the case of a pyrite matrix a direct contact between the mineral and the microorganisms is necessary. In the case of copper or/and arsenic sulphide matrix, bacterial leaching may be carried out by indirect contact mechanism with effects separation, thus allowing faster kinetics than conventional bioleaching processes. This kinetic improvement reduces operation times and so the capital and operating costs. In a future, this fact may result in the enlargement of the profitable gold ore reserves, incorporating minerals that, at present, are not considered gold ores since there is not a technology, feasible from an economic point of view, for their treatment.

    En este trabajo se analiza la eficacia de la biolixiviación en el pretratamiento de un conjunto de minerales auríferos en los que la refractariedad viene provocada por la presencia de sulfuros metálicos. Se estudian tres tipos de matrices: pirita, arsenopirita y sulfuros de cobre. Se concluye que la biolixiviación es un pretratamiento eficaz para estos tipos de menas refractarias de oro. En el caso de menas en matriz de pirita es necesario el contacto directo entre el sulfuro y los microorganismos. En el caso de menas en matriz de sulfuros de cobre y/o de sulfuros de arsénico, la biolixiviación puede realizarse por un mecanismo de contacto indirecto con separación de efectos, lo que permite alcanzar una cinética mucho más rápida que la de los procesos convencionales de biolixiviación. Esta mejora cinética reduce los tiempos de operación con el consecuente abaratamiento de instalaciones y coste de operación. Este hecho, en un futuro, puede significar la ampliaci

  15. Associação dos polimorfismos dos genes da óxido nítrico sintase e metaloproteinases da matriz extracelular com a pré-eclâmpsia

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    Daniela Pinheiro Leonardo

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    Resumo: A pré-eclâmpsia é uma das principais causas de morbidade e mortalidade materna e neonatal no mundo, porém a sua fisiopatologia ainda não foi totalmente elucidada, sendo considerada uma síndrome com acometimento multisistêmico e etiologia multifatorial. O fator genético tem sido bastante estudado, com associação dos polimorfismos de nucleotídeo único em genes que codificam óxido nítrico sintase e metaloproteases de matriz com pré-eclâmpsia, porém os resultados foram inconclusivos em di...

  16. Viabilidade de utilização de um compósito de matriz cerâmica com cargas recicláveis na fabricação de equipamentos solares

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    Mota, Maria Kalionara de Freitas

    2012-01-01

    Foi concebido e estudado um compósito de matriz cerâmica composto por gesso, cimento, EPS, pneu, PET e água para construir protótipos solares competitivos em eficiência com outros equipamentos de materiais convencionais já construídos e estudados e de menor custo de fabricação. Foram construídos dois fornos/fogões solares tipo caixa, uma caixa térmica para ser refrigerada por energia solar, um secador solar e um fogão solar a concentração. Foram determinadas as proporções dos materiais ...

  17. Competitividad de las exportaciones argentinas de fruta a la Unión Europea : su análisis mediante los métodos del Boston Consulting Group (BCG) y la matriz refinada de Viaene Gellynck

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    Cohen, Gloria Virginia; Pena de Ladaga, Beatriz Susana; Gil Roig, José María

    2000-01-01

    p.409-419 En el presente trabajo se analizó el desempeño competitivo de las seis principales frutas exportadas por la Argentina (manzanas, peras, naranjas, mandarinas, limones y pomelos) en el mercado de importaciones de terceros países del Hemisferio Sur de la Unión Europea. Los métodos elegidos para medir el desempeño competitivo fueron el Boston Consulting Group (BCG) y la matriz refinada del BCG teniendo en cuenta a la modificación realizada por Viaene-Gellynck. Se trabajó con datos de...

  18. Contribuições para a construção de uma matriz para avaliação de projetos de educação ambiental

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    Guanabara,Rachel; Gama,Thais; Eigenheer,Emílio Maciel

    2009-01-01

    Hoje em dia, presenciamos uma grande proliferação de projetos de educação ambiental, mas não se observa esse mesmo desenvolvimento em relação aos métodos para avaliação destes. O presente artigo teve por objetivo colaborar com a construção de uma matriz para avaliação de tais projetos. Foram utilizados, como exemplo de avaliação, dois projetos desenvolvidos no município de Petrópolis (RJ), que apresentam os resíduos sólidos como tema central. A matriz analisou a adequação dos projetos Araras ...

  19. Viabilidad de una bacteria láctica encapsulada e incorporada en una matriz de cobertura de chocolate

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    Estefania García Gonzalez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la viabilidad durante el almacenamiento de Weissella confusa incorporada en una matriz de cobertura de chocolate. La bacteria probiótica se encapsuló empleando tres materiales de pared, gel de Aloe vera, gel Aloe vera + Almidón al 10 % y gel de Aloe vera + Almidón al 15 % y células libres como control. Posteriormente se liofilizó. La bacteria probiótica encapsulada, se incorporó en una matriz de cobertura de chocolate. Los chips se empacaron y almacenaron durante 5 semanas a 4 °C, cada semana se midieron cambios en la viabilidad de la bacteria probiótica y en la actividad de agua. En la quinta semana, los chips se sometieron a condiciones simuladas de jugos intestinales. Durante el almacenamiento los chips mantuvieron su carácter probiótico (>106 UFC/g, sin embargo, cuando la bacteria probiótica se encapsuló en gel aloe vera, se obtuvo mayor número de bacterias probióticas vivas dentro de la matriz sólida (2,1x108 UFC/g. La actividad de agua varió de 0,470 a 0,810. La bacteria probiótica permaneció viva por 2 horas en medios simulados de jugos intestinales, lo cual ratifica que la matriz sólida y los medios de encapsulación seleccionados son adecuados para el desarrollo de productos sólidos probióticos ricos en grasa vegetal.Viability during storage of Weissella confusa incorporated in a chocolate coating matrix was evaluated. Probiotic bacteria was encapsulated using three wall materials, Aloe vera gel, Aloe vera gel + 10 % starch and aloe vera gel + 15 % starch and free cells as control. Subsequently lyophilized. Probiotic bacteria encapsulated, was incorporated into a chocolate coating matrix. The chips were packed and stored for 5 weeks at 4 °C, were measured weekly changes in viability of the probiotic bacteria and water activity. In the fifth week, the chips were subjected to simulated conditions of intestinal juices. During storage chips remained probiotic character (>106 CFU/g, however, if the

  20. Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Quevedos, RS: Uma Reflexão Patrimonial

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    Natália Lampert Batista

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    Full Text Available Interpretar e valorar os elementos de uma paisagem perpassa pela capacidade que tem o receptor de organizar mentalmente sua percepção do local, bem como com o seu conhecimento sobre a história dos elementos que a constituem. No município de Quevedos, observa-se uma fraca percepção da necessidade de preservar o passado e as memórias coletivas do lugar. Partindo dessas premissas, o presente trabalho objetiva realizar uma leitura, sob o enfoque patrimonial, frente à antiga Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, que foi destruída para dar espaço a uma nova Igreja, mais moderna e mais ampla. A metodologia foi embasada na revisão bibliográfica e na perspectiva da pesquisa qualitativa, de caráter empírico por meio da observação direta e participante, por registro visual, fotográfico e de depoimentos. Constatou-se que, mesmo com a existência de uma rica memória individual e coletiva em Quevedos, não há uma valoração dos elementos constitutivos para paisagem local.

  1. Diseño de una matriz de análisis para temas ambientales en proyectos de ciencias naturales

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    Ana Ilse Benavides Lahnstein

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN. En ésta investigación estudiamos los contenidos ambientales de dos proyectos de ciencias naturales del libro de texto para el sexto año de educación primaria en México. El trabajo por proyectos, el cual fue formalmente introducido al sistema de educación básica en el último proceso de reforma, es presentado como una estrategia para consolidar el conocimiento de los estudiantes para alcanzar los aprendizajes esperados. Nuestro estudio se guío por dos preguntas principales: ¿Satisfacen los contenidos ambientales de los proyectos seleccionados los aprendizajes esperados del currículo de ciencias naturales para sexto grado? ¿Son estos contenidos ambientales pertinentes con las problemáticas actuales de la educación ambiental para la sustentabilidad? Para contestarlas realizamos una investigación documental en documentos oficiales y diseñamos un instrumento para la codificación y el análisis del contenido de los proyectos. Los resultados se discutieron en tres unidades de análisis de acuerdo a los tres niveles de complejidad planteados en la matriz. Identificamos en los proyectos contenidos ambientales básicos con referencia a los aprendizajes esperados. Consideramos que el éxito potencial del contenido ambiental depende de las competencias de los docentes y de los estudiantes para ponerlos en práctica efectivamente.

  2. Control de Matriz de Turbinas Eólicas de Eje Vertical, Mediante Fuzzy Logic.

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    Javier Ordóñez Riba

    2014-01-01

    En este TFM se pretende mejorar la extracción de energía eléctrica a partir de energía eólica, utilizando una matriz de 18 turbinas de eje vertical, posicionadas de forma, que afecten lo menos posible a la máxima transformación de energía eólica a energía eléctrica. Se pretende obtener los conocimientos necesarios en los datos eólicos, para poder decidir sobre el movimiento de la matriz, en la búsqueda de una mayor producción energética. La matriz estará dispuesta en nueve grup...

  3. Matriz de indicadores de sustentabilidade para a gestão de resíduos sólidos urbanos Matrix of sustainability indicatorsfor the urban solid waste management

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    Leila Santos Santiago

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta uma matriz de indicadores de sustentabilidade para a gestão de resíduos sólidos urbanos e a forma de sua construção. A construção foi realizada baseando-se em informações adquiridas em referências nacionais e internacionais. Os indicadores foram organizados em uma matriz preliminar, a qual passou por um processo de validação externa, com especialistas, por meio do método Delphi. Para a realização deste método foram necessárias duas rodadas. A matriz final possui 6 dimensões de sustentabilidade: política, tecnológica, econômica/financeira, ambiental/ecológica, conhecimento e inclusão social, contemplando 42 indicadores e 126 descritores. A matriz elaborada poderá ser utilizada como instrumento de avaliação e planejamento da gestão dos resíduos sólidos em municípios.This paper presents a matrix of Sustainability Indicators for the Urban Solid Waste Management and the way of its construction. The construction was performed based on information acquired in national and international references. The indicators were organized into a primary matrix, which has gone an external validation process, with experts through the Delphi method. To perform this method two rounds were necessary. The final matrix has 6 dimensions of sustainability: politics, technology, economic/financial, environmental/ecological, knowledge and social inclusion, comprising 42 indicators, 126 descriptors. The matrix produced can be used as a tool for evaluation and planning of the solid waste management in municipalities.

  4. Rapid typing of Mannheimia haemolytica major genotypes 1 and 2 using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

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    Genotype 2 M. haemolytica predominantly associate over genotype 1 with the lungs of cattle with respiratory disease and ICEs containing antimicrobial resistance genes. Distinct protein masses were detected by MALDI-TOF MS between genotype 1 and 2 strains. MALDI-TOF MS could rapidly differentiate ge...

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    Nyvang Hartmeyer, Gitte; Jensen, Anne Kvistholm; Böcher, Sidsel

    2010-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is currently being introduced for the rapid and accurate identification of bacteria. We describe 2 MALDI-TOF MS identification cases - 1 directly on spinal fluid and 1 on grown bacteria. Rapidly obtained...

  6. The importance of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry for correct identification of Clostridium difficile isolated from chromID C. difficile chromogenic agar

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    Jonathan H.K. Chen

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The clinical workflow of using chromogenic agar and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-fight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS for Clostridium difficile identification was evaluated. The addition of MALDI-TOF MS identification after the chromID C. difficile chromogenic agar culture could significantly improve the diagnostic accuracy of C. difficile.

  7. ¿Reforma del Estado o cambio en la matriz socio-política? El caso chileno

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    Manuel Antonio GARRETÓN

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El trabajo propone replantear el tema de la reforma del Estado de modo de considerar las diversas dimensiones de éste, desde su aspecto de dominación hasta su aspecto de agente de unidad, integración y desarrollo, y sus relaciones con otros dos componentes de lo que se denomina matriz socio-política, que son, además del Estado, la estructura político-partidaria o sistema de representación y la base social o sociedad civil. Este esquema conceptual se desarrolla a partir de una constatación del déficit teórico sobre el tema del Estado, dado el fracaso de las teorías marxistas, neo-liberales o instrumentalistas del Estado. Una vez descrita la matriz clásica, en términos de la fusión o imbricación de sus componentes en torno al eje político partidario, y de un modelo de agregación del aparato estatal, se examina la desarticulación producida en ella por el régimen militar. Ello a través de la reducción del Estado con la pérdida de sus funciones integrativas, redistributivas y de desarrollo y de la expansión de su función coercitiva; la virtual eliminación del sistema de representación y la consagración de los mecanimos de mercado como formas casi exclusivas de constitución de la sociedad civil. A continuación se estudia como el tema de la reforma del Estado ha sido planteado bajo el régimen democrático inaugurado en 1990, a partir de la doble tarea a éste planteada: superación de la herencia institucional autoritaria e inicio de las tareas de democratización social como parte del proceso de consolidación democrática. Se examinan las diversas medidas que tienen que ver con las diversas funciones del Estado. Se concluye que se han logrado grandes avances tanto en el plano político, pero sin haber superado los enclaves institucionales, como en el plano socio-económico, pero sin haberse establecido un sistema de bienestar social compatible con el crecimiento que incluya modificaciones estructurales e

  8. Efeito do tratamento alcalino de fibras de Curauá sobre as propriedades de compósitos de matriz biodegradável

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    Lílian Vanessa Rossa Beltrami

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho avaliou-se a influência do tratamento alcalino das fibras de curauá, nas concentrações de 1, 5 e 10%(m/v de NaOH, nas propriedades dos compósitos com matriz de PHBV e 20% m/m de fibras de curauá. Os compósitos foram moldados por extrusão e injeção e avaliadas suas as propriedades morfológicas, térmicas e mecânicas. Os resultados de FTIR mostraram que o tratamento alcalino promoveu modificações na estrutura das fibras de curauá, comprovadas pela remoção da hemicelulose e da lignina, evidenciadas pela ausência das bandas típicas destes compostos. Nos compósitos com fibras de curauá tratadas com solução de NaOH na concentração de 5% apresentaram um aumento de 30% na resistência à flexão e 12% na resistência ao impacto, quando comparados aos compósitos com fibras sem tratamento. Estes resultados indicam que o tratamento alcalino promoveu uma melhoria na adesão das fibras na matriz, o que melhorou significativamente as propriedades mecânicas dos compósitos.

  9. HOSTEL, UMA CASA SEM PAREDES: em busca de uma matriz classificatória de áreas físicas

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    Álvaro Augusto Dealcides Silveira Moutinho Bahls

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Os hostels são únicos em sua filosofia, características físicas e serviços. Internacionalmente, são regulados por leis em alguns países, principalmente no continente europeu. No Brasil, entretanto, não há legislação sobre os mesmos e os estudos científicos estão em estágio embrionário. Dentro desse contexto, o objetivo dessa pesquisa é propor uma matriz classificatória de áreas físicas para hostels. Para tanto, contemplou-se três hostels internacionais, tidos como essenciais ao entendimento desse meio de hospedagem. Os resultados mostram que as áreas essenciais são: área social externa; banheiro para cada dormitório; cozinha comunitária; dormitório; guarda-volumes; lavanderia; e sala de estar. Levantou-se, também, o perfil dos hostels de Florianópolis-SC em uma pesquisa de campo com 15 empreendimentos (53,57% do universo hosteleiro Florianopolitano e verificou-se a sua adequação à matriz. Conclui-se que, alguns empreendimentos não se adequam às características essenciais internacionais deste meio de hospedagem, devido à sua formação socioespacial e conceitos de hospitalidade diferenciados.

  10. ESTUDO DE ISOLANTE TÉRMICO CONFECCIONADO A PARTIR DE MATERIAIS NANOCOMPÓSITOS DE MATRIZ CERÂMICA AGREGADO DE RESÍDUOS INDUSTRIAIS

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    Rafael Martins da Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Através da constante busca de novos materiais com características físico-químicas eficientes que unam viabilidade econômica e ambiental, o presente trabalho objetivou a confecção de um material compósito constituído por uma matriz cerâmica agregada de resíduos das indústrias de vidro e fumo, com a finalidade de produção de um isolante térmico para um sistema de aquecimento solar de água. O estudo foi realizado em três etapas: caracterização dos materiais, confecção dos corpos de prova, ensaios de resistência mecânica e eficiência térmica. Foram desenvolvidos corpos de prova de matriz (100% em massa de argila e os corpos de prova com substituição de 25% de massa pelos resíduos, sendo eles 20% de pó de vidro e 5% de pó de fumo, para a análise comparativa das novas propriedades adquiridas. Os resultados obtidos revelaram um aumento de 57% na eficiência mecânica (resistência no material compósito, obtendo também características eficientes quanto ao isolamento térmico.

  11. Sistema fuzzy para estimativa do bem-estar de matrizes pesadas System fuzzy for estimate of welfare of broiler breeders

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    Danilo F. Pereira

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Entender o comportamento e suas pequenas variações decorrentes das mudanças do ambiente térmico e desenvolver modelos que simulem o bem-estar a partir de respostas das aves ao ambiente constituem o primeiro passo para a criação de um sistema de monitoramento digital de aves em galpões de produção. Neste trabalho, foi desenvolvido um sistema de suporte à decisão com base na teoria dos conjuntos fuzzy para a estimativa do bem-estar de matrizes pesadas em função de frequências e duração dos comportamentos expressos pelas aves. O desenvolvimento do sistema passou por cinco etapas distintas: 1 organização dos dados experimentais; 2 apresentação dos vídeos em entrevista com "especialista"; 3 criação das funções de pertinência com base nas entrevistas e na revisão da literatura; 4 simulação de frequências de ocorrências e tempos médios de expressão dos comportamentos classificados como indicadores de bem-estar utilizando equações de regressão obtidas na literatura, e 5 construção das regras, simulação e validação do sistema. O sistema fuzzy desenvolvido estimou satisfatoriamente o bem-estar de matrizes pesadas, tendo na sua última versão, com maior número de regras, acertado 77,8% dos dados experimentais, comparados com as respostas esperadas por um especialista. O sistema pode ser utilizado como instrumento matemático-computacional para apoiar decisões em galpões de produção de matrizes pesadas.To understand the behavior and its small variations originated from changes of the thermal environment and to develop models that simulate the welfare from broiler breeders' answer to the environment constitute the first step for the creation of a system for digital monitoring of broiler breeders housing. In this paper it was developed a system of decision support based on the fuzzy conjuncts' theory to estimate the welfare of broiler breeders in function of frequencies and times of occurrences of behaviors. The

  12. Adherencia de las conidias de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis a proteínas de matriz extracelular y líneas celulares de mamífero

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    Luz Elena Cano

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante la colonización exitosa y la producción de enfermedad
    por un patógeno es crítica su habilidad para adherirse a las superficies del hospedero ya que la invasión de los tejidos es estimulada por la unión a proteínas séricas o de matriz extracelular (MEC; éstas podrían funcionar como un puente entre el microorganismo y los receptores celulares o como un ligando opsónico (1. Poco se conoce sobre los mecanismos de patogenicidad empleados por Paracoccidioides brasiliensis durante los estados iniciales de la infección; hallazgos experimentales han mostrado que las propágulas infectantes del hongo (conidias una vez inhaladas, alcanzan los alvéolos pulmonares, se transforman en levaduras para finalmente diseminarse a órganos distantes (2. Aunque no existen datos concluyentes, la interacción inicial de las conidias con los tejidos del hospedero probablemente involucra algún proceso de reconocimiento específico de componentes de la MEC, así como de células epiteliales y/o endoteliales del pulmón (3. El
    presente trabajo pretende identificar las proteínas de matriz extracelular que representan un blanco potencial para la unión de conidias de P. brasiliensis, así como definir la naturaleza de los procesos de interacción con proteínas de MEC y líneas celulares de mamíferos.

  13. Avaliação de Matrizes de Carne Bovina na Produção de Itens de Ensaio de Proficiência para Pesquisa de Salmonella spp.*

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    Marcelo Luiz Lima Brandão

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar três tipos de matrizes cárneas (autoclavada a 121ºC/15 min, cozida por 20 min e enlatada na produção de itens de ensaio (IE contendo Salmonella spp., a serem utilizados em um Ensaio de Proficiência (EP, Material e Métodos: O lote de IE foi preparado utilizando a técnica de liofilização e a trealose como crioprotetor e avaliados quando a sua homogeneidade e estabilidade, Resultados: Os lotes produzidos com carne cozida e com carne enlatada não se apresentaram suficientemente homogêneos, Os IE produzidos em matriz carne autoclavada foram considerados suficientemente homogêneos e estáveis à temperatura de ≤-70ºC durante o período de quatro meses, No estudo de estabilidade em curta duração, os IE apresentaram-se suficientemente estáveis nas temperaturas de -20, 4 e 25ºC durante três dias, Conclusão: A carne autoclavada a 121ºC/15 min foi considerada uma matriz satisfatória para produção de IE contendo Salmonella spp, aplicáveis a um EP.

  14. Matrizes que se cruzam: interações entre movimento socioambiental e campo jornalístico Matrixes that cross each other: interactions between the socioenvironmental movements and journalistic field

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    Jane Mazzarino

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata das interações entre o campo jornalístico e o dos movimentos sociais, onde observamos o entrecruzamento de matrizes culturais. Neste contexto, a cidadania funciona como estratégia de oferta de sentido dos movimentos socioambientais na busca por visibilidade pública. A partir de um estudo empírico, o artigo identifica as matrizes culturais do campo jornalístico e dos movimentos socioambientais, analisa como a fonte enquadra seus discursos para dar visibilidade a suas agendas, e o lugar que a matriz ambiental ocupa nesta interação.This paper is about the interactions between the journalistic field and social movements, where we observe the crossing of cultural matrixes. In this context, citizenship works as a meaning offer strategy for the socioenvironmental movements in search of public visibility. Based on an empirical study, this article identifies the cultural matrixes of the journalistic field and the socioenvironmental movements. It analyzes how the source frames its speeches to provide its agendas with visibility, and the position occupied by the environmental matrix in this interaction.

  15. Influência de fatores fisiológicos de plantas-matrizes e de épocas do ano no pegamento de diferentes métodos de enxertia do umbuzeiro

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    Araújo Francisco Pinheiro de

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar a influência de fatores fisiológicos das plantas-matrizes de umbuzeiro (Spondias tuberosa Arruda., as épocas de realização e os métodos de enxertia, sobre o pegamento de enxertos desta espécie, foram conduzidos cinco experimentos sob condições de viveiro, na Embrapa Semi-Árido, em Petrolina-PE. Os experimentos foram instalados nos meses de janeiro, março, maio, julho e setembro de 1998. O delineamento utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, com três tratamentos e oito repetições. Os tratamentos foram: garfagem em fenda cheia e à inglesa simples e borbulhia em "T" invertido. Os garfos foram colhidos de acordo com o ciclo fenológico das plantas-matrizes, correspondendo às fases de crescimento vegetativo, reprodutivo e de dormência, quando então se realizaram as avaliações dos fatores fisiológicos. Os fatores fisiológicos (fotossíntese, potencial hídrico e condutância estomática, observados na planta-matriz, nas diferentes fases fenológicas, não influenciaram o índice de pegamento dos diferentes métodos de enxertia. Os métodos de enxertia por garfagem em fenda cheia e à inglesa simples apresentaram maiores índices médio de pegamento, de 97,1 e 92,4%, respectivamente. O material vegetativo (garfos colhido nas diferentes fases fenológicas da planta-matriz não afetou o índice de pegamento do processo da enxertia, o que amplia a oferta de mudas ao longo do ano devido à oferta de material propagativo.

  16. Diseño de una matriz de conmutación 8:1 para señales de microondas en banda X.

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    DRAGOMIR, ALIN OVIDIU

    2016-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se aborda el diseño, fabricación y validación experimental de una matriz de conmutación de 8 canales para la medida de señales de microondas. Para la realización de una implementación compacta y con elevados tiempos de conmutación, se ha optado por una implementación en tecnología de circuitos impresos (PCB) empleando switches de RF en tecnolotgía Ultra-CMOS. El dispositivo propuesto tendría múltiples aplicaciones, entre las que cabe destacar (dado que se encuentra en e...

  17. La Matriz de Datos como modelo análogo en la investigación urbano–arquitectónica.

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    Dra. Arq. Inés Tonelli de Moya

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se propone validar la matriz de datos como objeto análogo en el proceso de investigación urbano-arquitectónico. La comprensión de su funcionamiento sistémico se realiza en el marco del proyecto de investigación: Crecimiento y Desigualdad Urbana, periferias internas y externas, el cual propone el desarrollo de estrategias proyectuales para la articulación urbanística y social de las periferias urbanas -internas y externas- de un área del Gran San Juan, con el propósito de modifcar el actual patrón de crecimiento y desigualdad, dado por el proceso de ocupación no sustentable de la planta urbana. El estudio de este fenómeno como objeto real de investigación posee múltiples atributos, relaciones y contextos por lo que resulta necesario que el investigador -en base a modelos preexistentes, historia personal, posicionamiento, intuiciones, experiencia y circunstancias-, efectúe un recorte de su complejidad equivalente a la matriz de datos. La que se concibe como una representación de la realidad a investigar que permite comprender y estudiar su funcionamiento sistémico estructural en tiempo y espacio. Se constituye así en un potente instrumento de prefguración, capaz de articular la actividad sistemática, crítica y controlada de la investigación científca con la actividad creativa propia de la investigación en disciplinas proyectuales

  18. Proliferación de células madres mesenquimales obtenidas de tejido gingival humano sobre una matriz de quitosano: estudio in vitro Proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells from human gingival tissue on chitosan scaffold: an in vitro study

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    B M Hernández; V C Inostroza; A F Carrión; P A Chaparro; H A Quintero; R A Sanz

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    Objetivo: Comprobar la proliferación de células madres mesenquimales (MSCs) provenientes de tejido conjuntivo gingival humano sobre una matriz de quitosano. Método: Estudio experimental in vitro en el cual se aislaron MSCs a partir de cultivos por explante de tejido conjuntivo gingival. La presencia de MSCs, se caracterizó mediante citometría de flujo, utilizando para ello anticuerpos CD34, CD45, CD73, CD90, CD105, diferenciación hacia tres linajes celulares: adipocitos, osteoblastos y condro...

  19. Qualidade físico-química e sensorial da carne de peito de matrizes pesadas de descarte Physical, chemical and sensorial breast meat quality of spent breeder hens

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    Claudia Marie Komiyama

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar as características de qualidade: pH, cor, valor R, perda por exsudação, capacidade de retenção e absorção de água, capacidade de emulsificação, perdas por cocção, força de cisalhamento e análise sensorial da carne de matrizes pesadas de descarte de frangos de corte. A carne de peito de matrizes apresentou valores médios do parâmetro pH, valor R, perda por exsudação e valor de L* de 5,70, 1,43, 2,00 e 50,11, respectivamente. Para a capacidade de retenção e absorção de água, perda de peso por cozimento e força de cisalhamento, os valores médios foram de 77, 58, 18% e 4,94kgf cm-2, respectivamente. Na análise sensorial, a carne de matriz apresentou baixa intensidade de maciez (6,9 e menor suculência (3,4 e foi a mais elástica, borrachenta e difícil de deglutir. A carne de matrizes pesadas de descarte apresenta boas características de qualidade tecnológicas que possibilitam sua utilização como matéria-prima para a elaboração de industrializados.The aim of this research was evaluate the meat quality broiler breeder hens: pH, color, R value, drip loss, water holding capacity, water absorption capacity, emulsion capacity, cooking loss, shear force and sensorial analysis. The breast meat of broiler hens presents means values for pH, R value, drip loss and L* value parameter of 5.70, 1.43, 2.00 and 50.11, respectively. The means value for water retention capacity, water absorption capacity, cooking loss and shear force, were 77, 58, 18% e 4.94kgf cm-2 respectively. For sensory analysis, the meat of broiler hen present lower tenderness intensity (6.9, lower succulence (3.4, more elasticity, rubbery and swallowing difficulties. The meat of broiler hens presented good technology quality characteristics that make it possible to be used as meat for elaborated industry.

  20. Diseno de una matriz de soporte compuesta de colageno de piel de tiburon-aloe para ingenier a tisular (Design of Shark Skin Collagen-Aloe Composite Scaffold for Tissue Engineering)

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    colágeno es un nuevo biomaterial utilizado para la administración de fármacos, la fabri- cación de apósitos o como sustrato para ingeniería tisular cuya...crecimiento de fi broblastos in vitro. MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS Materiales El tiburón lechoso (Rhizoprionodon acutus) se capturó en la costa local y se...1000 rpm durante 3-5 minutos, se suspendieron de nuevo en medio fresco con FCS al 10%, se sembraron por la matriz de soporte (25.000 células

  1. El pelo como matriz biológica alternativa y su uso en la determinación de la exposición intraútero a drogas ilícitas y fármacos

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    Lendoiro Belío, Elena

    2016-01-01

    El uso de matrices biológicas alternativas en el ámbito de la Toxicología Clínica y Forense se ha incrementado de forma significativa en los últimos años, ay que complementan la información obtenida por las matrices biológicas tradicionales. El pelo es una matriz biológica alternativa muy útil debido a su amplia ventana de detección, de meses o incluso años, que permite realizar el estudio retrospectivo del consumo y establecer el perfil cronológico del mismo. Sin embargo, para su análisis to...

  2. Aspectos fisiopatológicos y moleculares en la remodelación de la matriz extracelular vascular

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    Mauricio O. Erijman

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available cumple un papel importante. La complejidad en la constitución de la matriz hace de la remodelación un fenómeno difícil de reproducir experimentalmente. En el caso de las arterias es clave la modificación de la relación músculo liso-matriz que produzca el cambio en el músculo liso del fenotipo contráctil al secretor.Para que ocurran los cambios en la matriz y en el músculo liso es determinante la activación de los genes productores de las proteasas que modificarán las relaciones célula-célula y célula-matriz.

  3. Molecular glues for manipulating enzymes: trypsin inhibition by benzamidine-conjugated molecular glues† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Synthesis of TEG–BA, Gluen–BA, mGluen–BA and Gluen–Ph; 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MALDI-TOF MS, electronic absorption, and CD spectra; zeta potential distributions; SLS plots; DLS histograms; and related experimental procedures. See DOI: 10.1039/c5sc00524h Click here for additional data file.

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    Mogaki, Rina

    2015-01-01

    Water-soluble bioadhesive polymers bearing multiple guanidinium ion (Gu+) pendants at their side-chain termini (Gluen–BA, n = 10 and 29) that were conjugated with benzamidine (BA) as a trypsin inhibitor were developed. The Gluen–BA molecules are supposed to adhere to oxyanionic regions of the trypsin surface, even in buffer, via a multivalent Gu+/oxyanion salt-bridge interaction, such that their BA group properly blocks the substrate-binding site. In fact, Glue10–BA and Glue29–BA exhibited 35- and 200-fold higher affinities for trypsin, respectively, than a BA derivative without the glue moiety (TEG–BA). Most importantly, Glue10–BA inhibited the protease activity of trypsin 13-fold more than TEG–BA. In sharp contrast, mGlue27–BA, which bears 27 Gu+ units along the main chain and has a 5-fold higher affinity than TEG–BA for trypsin, was inferior even to TEG–BA for trypsin inhibition. PMID:28706668

  4. Métodos para el cálculo de los autovalores de una matriz.

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    Palomar Anguas, Juan Manuel

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En la presente exposición se van a describir todas aquellas ideas que aun siguen en vigor para resolver el cálculo de los autovalores de una matriz, contribuyendo en el desarrollo de potentes algoritmos numéricos. Mediante la teoría de autovalores se posibilita la diagonalización de una matriz o la reducción a la forma de Jordan cuando la diagonalización no es posible. Dicho procedimiento facilita el análisis de un endomorfismo eligiendo de entre las matrices semejantes que lo representan, la más sencilla. Algunas aplicaciones del cálculo de los autovalores se refieren a la resolución de ecuaciones diferenciales. Sistemas lineales de ecuaciones en diferencias y potencias de una matriz. Comportamiento a largo plazo de las soluciones: estabilidad, estabilidad asintótica e inestabilidad. Matrices estocásticas y cadenas de Markov: estabilidad y vectores estacionarios Análisis de series temporales. Estudio de los sistemas dinámicos. Tales tipos de aplicaciones y muchas otras más, hacen del problema de autovalores una técnica básica con aplicación en todas las ramas científicas, entre ellas la economía.

  5. MATRIZ DE INDICADORES DE SUSTENTABILIDADE DE COLETA SELETIVA COM UTILIZAÇÃO DO MÉTODO DELPHI (DOI.: 10.5216/reec.V10i1.32721

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    roberta fechine

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar o processo de elaboração de uma matriz de indicadores de sustentabilidade de coleta seletiva, bem como determinar o Grau de Sustentabilidade (GS da coleta seletiva. A construção da matriz preliminar foi baseada na revisão bibliográfica em bases públicas e bibliografia acadêmica sobre os indicadores de sustentabilidade de coleta seletiva. A matriz preliminar foi composta por 4 dimensões da sustentabilidade, 24 indicadores e 72 tendências e sua validação externa foi realizada por meio de duas rodadas de aplicação do método Delphi a um painel de especialistas. Após o processo de validação externa, a matriz final de indicadores de sustentabilidade de coleta seletiva passou a ser composta por 22 indicadores e 69 tendências. Além de determinar o Grau de sustentabilidade da coleta seletiva, com esta ferramenta os gestores públicos podem planejar, monitorizar e avaliar os programas de coleta seletiva, bem como a população poderá ter acesso às informações e avaliar os serviços prestados. ABSTRACT: This article aims to present the process of developing a matrix of sustainability indicators of selective collection of urban solid wastes determining the Level of Sustainability (GS of selective collection. The construction of the preliminary matrix was based on the literature review in public databases and scholarly literature on sustainability indicators of selective collection. The preliminary matrix was composed of 4 dimensions of sustainability 24 indicators and 72 tendencies and its external validation was performed through two rounds of the Delphi method. After the process of external validation, the final matrix of sustainability indicators selective collection was comprised of 22 indicators and 69 tendencies. Besides determining the Level of sustainability of the selective collection, with this tool the public managers can plan, monitor and evaluate the selective waste

  6. Idade da matriz e tempo de estocagem dos ovos no desempenho e rendimento de carcaça de frangos de corte

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    Nayara Spindola Francisco

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a influência da idade da matriz e o tempo de estocagem dos ovos sobre o desempenho e rendimento de carcaça de frangos de corte criados até aos 42 dias de idade. Para isto, utilizou-se 2916 pintos de corte machos da linhagem Ross 308® onde foram avaliados: peso médio inicial (PMI, peso médio final (PMF, ganho de peso médio (GPM, consumo de ração (CRM, conversão alimentar (CA, mortalidade (MORT e rendimento de carcaça. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3x3, referente à três idades das matrizes (33, 43 e 61 semanas e três períodos de estocagem dos ovos (24, 72 e 120 horas. Na fase de 1 a 7 dias de idade, houve interação (p0,05. Na fase de 1 a 35 dias, o PMF, GPM e MORT não foram influenciados (p>0,05. Para CRM e CA houve interação (p0,05 pelos tratamentos. Para CA, houve interação, assim como a MORT, já o rendimento de carcaça não apresentou interação entre os fatores. Nas condições em que foi conduzido este trabalho, conclui-se que frangos de corte tendem a apresentar melhores resultados de desempenho de 1 a 7 dias de idade quando oriundos de matrizes mais velhas (com 61 semanas de idade e ovos estocados por período de até 72 horas. No entanto, estes resultados são diluídos com o aumento da idade dos frangos até os 42 dias não influenciando no rendimento de carcaça ao abate.

  7. Viscoelastic characterization of carbon fiber-epoxy composites by creep and creep rupture tests; Caracterizacao viscoelastica por meio de ensaios de fluencia e ruptura por fluencia de compositos polimericos de matriz de matriz de resina epoxidica e fibra de carbono

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    Farina, Luis Claudio

    2009-07-01

    One of the main requirements for the use of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites in structural applications is the evaluation of their behavior during service life. The warranties of the integrity of these structural components demand a study of the time dependent behavior of these materials due to viscoelastic response of the polymeric matrix and of the countless possibilities of design configurations. In the present study, creep and creep rupture test in stress were performed in specimens of unidirectional carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy composites with fibers orientations of 60 degree and 90 degree, at temperatures of 25 and 70 degree C. The aim is the viscoelastic characterization of the material through the creep curves to some levels of constant tension during periods of 1000 h, the attainment of the creep rupture envelope by the creep rupture curves and the determination of the transition of the linear for non-linear behavior through isochronous curves. In addition, comparisons of creep compliance curves with a viscoelastic behavior prediction model based on Schapery equation were also performed. For the test, a modification was verified in the behavior of the material, regarding the resistance, stiffness and deformation, demonstrating that these properties were affected for the time and tension level, especially in work temperature above the ambient. The prediction model was capable to represent the creep behavior, however the determination of the equations terms should be considered, besides the variation of these with the applied tension and the elapsed time of test. (author)

  8. Vulnerabilidade da criança diante de situações adversas ao seu desenvolvimento: proposta de matriz analítica

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    Daniel Ignacio da Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo teórico que teve como objetivo elaborar uma matriz conceitual para analisar a vulnerabilidade da criança diante de situações adversas para seu desenvolvimento. Propõe-se que vulnerabilidade da criança seja analisada por meio dos aspectos das dimensões individual, relativa a relações sustentadoras contínuas e proteção física e segurança; social , concernente à inserção social da família e ao acesso a direitos à proteção e promoção social, e programática , cenário político-programático, de diretrizes e implementação político-programáticas. A aplicação prática desta matriz permite a captação do processo saúde-doença para além da dimensão individual, possibilitando a articulação das políticas públicas e das ações dos profissionais, a fim de obter eficácia no atendimento às necessidades das crianças. O uso desse instrumento conceitual pode propiciar às equipes de saúde a apreensão, de forma específica, das situações adversas ao desenvolvimento infantil, bem como subsidiar a construção de planos de intervenção a partir das dimensões analíticas da vulnerabilidade.

  9. Bacterial flora analysis of coliforms in sewage, river water, and ground water using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

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    Suzuki, Yoshihiro; Niina, Kouki; Matsuwaki, Tomonori; Nukazawa, Kei; Iguchi, Atsushi

    2018-01-28

    The aim of this study was to rapidly and effectively analyze coliforms, which are the most fundamental indicators of water quality for fecal pollution, using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Coliform bacteria were isolated from municipal sewage, river water, and groundwater. For each sample, 100 isolates were determined by MALDI-TOF MS. In addition, these same 100 isolates were also identified via 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Obtained MALDI-TOF MS data were compared with the 16S rRNA sequencing analysis, and the validity of MALDI-TOF MS for classification of coliform bacteria was examined. The concordance rate of bacterial identification for the 100 isolates obtained by MALDI-TOF MS analysis and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis for sewage, river water, and ground water were 96%, 74%, and 62% at the genus level, respectively. Among the sewage, river water, and ground water samples, the coliform bacterial flora were distinct. The dominant genus of coliforms in sewage, river water, and groundwater were Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., and Serratia spp., respectively. We determined that MALDI-TOF MS is a rapid and accurate tool that can be used to identify coliforms. Therefore, without using conventional 16S rRNA sequencing, it is possible to rapidly and effectively classify coliforms in water using MALDI-TOF MS.

  10. Matriz binária RiC: classificação filogenética da informação arquivística

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    Macedo, Laureano Secundino Ascensão de

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    Ascensão de Macedo, L. S., 2017, "Matriz binária RiC: classificação filogenética da informação arquivística", doi:10.7910/DVN/ERE8HL, Harvard Dataverse, V1 Constam três folhas: 1 - matriz binária com propriedades RiC e taxa (tipologias documentais); 2 - matriz binária simples (processamento em DendroUPGMA); 3 - 3 outputs de DendroUPGMA: matriz bicaudal de similaridade, de distâncias e formato Newick. (2017-01-18)

  11. High-throughput identification of bacteria and yeast by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry in conventional medical microbiology laboratories.

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    van Veen, S Q; Claas, E C J; Kuijper, Ed J

    2010-03-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is suitable for high-throughput and rapid diagnostics at low costs and can be considered an alternative for conventional biochemical and molecular identification systems in a conventional microbiological laboratory. First, we evaluated MALDI-TOF MS using 327 clinical isolates previously cultured from patient materials and identified by conventional techniques (Vitek-II, API, and biochemical tests). Discrepancies were analyzed by molecular analysis of the 16S genes. Of 327 isolates, 95.1% were identified correctly to genus level, and 85.6% were identified to species level by MALDI-TOF MS. Second, we performed a prospective validation study, including 980 clinical isolates of bacteria and yeasts. Overall performance of MALDI-TOF MS was significantly better than conventional biochemical systems for correct species identification (92.2% and 83.1%, respectively) and produced fewer incorrect genus identifications (0.1% and 1.6%, respectively). Correct species identification by MALDI-TOF MS was observed in 97.7% of Enterobacteriaceae, 92% of nonfermentative Gram-negative bacteria, 94.3% of staphylococci, 84.8% of streptococci, 84% of a miscellaneous group (mainly Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella [HACEK]), and 85.2% of yeasts. MALDI-TOF MS had significantly better performance than conventional methods for species identification of staphylococci and genus identification of bacteria belonging to HACEK group. Misidentifications by MALDI-TOF MS were clearly associated with an absence of sufficient spectra from suitable reference strains in the MALDI-TOF MS database. We conclude that MALDI-TOF MS can be implemented easily for routine identification of bacteria (except for pneumococci and viridans streptococci) and yeasts in a medical microbiological laboratory.

  12. Participação das metaloproteinases da matriz na etiopatogenia dos cistos odontogênicos

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    Silveira,Éricka Janine Dantas da; Piva,Marta Rabello; Galvão,Hébel Cavalcanti; Souza,Lélia Batista de; Freitas,Roseana de Almeida

    2007-01-01

    Visando contribuir para um melhor entendimento do crescimento das lesões odontogênicas e do papel das metaloproteinases da matriz (MMPs) nesse processo, realizou-se uma análise da expressão imuno-histoquímica das MMPs -1, -2 e -9, em 15 cistos radiculares (CR), 10 cistos radiculares residuais (CRR), 10 cistos dentígeros (CD) e 10 ceratocistos odontogênicos (CO). Analisou-se, no epitélio e no mesênquima, a imunopositividade das lesões, atribuindo-se os escores: (-) ausência de marcação, (+) ma...

  13. Desenvolvimento de biomaterial a partior de matriz amniótica humana

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    Francisco, Júlio César

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    Resumo: A membrana amniótica tem sido estudada como possível biomaterial na Medicina Regenerativa, sobretudo de uso externo. Os protocolos são controversos entre os métodos descelularização e manutenção da integridade de seus componentes. Objetivo: desenvolver um biomaterial a partir de matriz amniótica humana. Material e Métodos: Realizado protocolo modificado de placenta humana a base detergentes iônicos para remoção de todos os componentes celulares da membrana amniótica. Placentas obtidas...

  14. Current status of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

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    Kok, Jen; Chen, Sharon C A; Dwyer, Dominic E; Iredell, Jonathan R

    2013-01-01

    The integration of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) into many clinical microbiology laboratories has revolutionised routine pathogen identification. MALDI-TOF MS complements and has good potential to replace existing phenotypic identification methods. Results are available in a more clinically relevant timeframe, particularly in bacteraemic septic shock. Novel applications include strain typing and the detection of antimicrobial resistance, but these are not widely used. This review discusses the technical aspects, current applications, and limitations of MALDI-TOF MS.

  15. Ensaios sobre o uso da matriz insumo-produto como ferramenta de políticas públicas municipais

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    Brene, Paulo Rogerio Alves

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    Resumo: O objetivo desta tese é analisar da viabilidade do uso da matriz insumo-produto na orientação e implementação de políticas públicas municipais. Para tanto, a tese está divida em três ensaios. O primeiro ensaio trata da metodologia para a estimação da matriz a partir de dados básicos de emprego e salário da Relação Anual de Informações Sociais (RAIS). O segundo ensaio discute a viabilidade de simulações sobre a matriz, abrindo espaço para a implementação de políticas públicas orientada...

  16. Development of clonal matrices of australian red cedar in different substrates under fertilizer doses Desenvolvimento de matrizes clonais de cedro Australiano em diferentes substratos sob doses de fertilizantes

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    Bruno Peres Benatti

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    Full Text Available In order to evaluate fertilizers doses in different substrates for growth and development of clonal matrices of Australian Red Cedar [Toona ciliata var. australis (F. Muell. Bahadur], an experiment was conducted in a greenhouse. Five substrates were evaluate, with proportions by volume, the first consisting of 100% of Multiplant florestal®, the second of 50% vermiculite, 20% carbonized rice hulls, 20% soil and 10% coconut fiber, the third with 50% soil and 50% sand, the fourth was composed by 50% Multiplant florestal®, 10% soil and 40% coconut fiber and the fifth with 65% of Multiplant florestal®, 25% vermiculite and 10% carbonized rice hulls. The fertilizers doses applied were 0.0; 0.3; 0.6; 1.2; 2.4 of fertilization suggested by Malavolta (1980 for vases. The characteristics evaluated were: collar diameter of the matrices, production of dry mater by shoots, root system and total and accumulation of nutrients by shoot at the end of the experimental period of 150 days. The Australian Red Cedar plants have high nutritional requirements, as showed by the better development obtained with higher fertilizer doses than those suggested by Malavolta (1980. The substrate three provided the worst development to clonal matrices while the substrates 1, 4 and 5 provided the best environment for the development considering all the fertilizer doses and all variables.Com o objetivo de avaliar diferentes substratos com taxas de fertilizantes para o crescimento e desenvolvimento de matrizes clonais de cedro australiano [Toona ciliata var. australis (F. Muell. Bahadur], foi realizado um experimento em casa de vegetação. Foram avaliados cinco substratos, com as proporções em volume, sendo o primeiro composto por 100% Multiplant florestal®, o segundo de 50% Vermiculita, 20% casca de arroz carbonizada, 20% terra e 10% fibra de coco, o terceiro com 50% terra e 50% areia, o quarto com proporção de 50% Multiplant florestal®, 10% terra e 40% de fibra de coco e

  17. Matriz extracelular e enzimas degradatórias na hematopoese e doenças onco-hematológicas Extracellular matrix in hematopoiesis and hematologic malignancies

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    Juliana L. Dreyfuss

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    Full Text Available A matriz extracelular (MEC é uma rede complexa composta por quatro grandes classes de macromoléculas: colágenos, proteoglicanos (PGs, glicosaminoglicanos (GAGs e glicoproteínas adesivas. As interações entre as células e a MEC são cruciais para determinar os padrões de comportamento celular, tais como crescimento, morte, diferenciação e motilidade. A hematopoese é o sistema responsável pela produção das células sangüíneas. O controle da proliferação e diferenciação destas células é feito através da interação das células com o microambiente da medula óssea (matriz extracelular. A adesão de progenitores hematopoéticos a moléculas da MEC e a ativação das integrinas são modulados por uma variedade de citocinas e fatores de crescimento, e esta modulação parece ser o mecanismo de regulação que influencia a proliferação de células-tronco e progenitores hematopoéticos, migração transendotelial ou transestromal e homing. Tanto no processo de migração, homing e invasão tumoral, as células seguem os seguintes passos: 1 - Degradação da MEC por enzimas secretadas pelas células: metaloproteinases, colagenases, plasmina, catepsinas, glicosidases e heparanases; 2 - Locomoção das células na região da MEC previamente degradada pelas enzimas; 3 - Adesão das células via receptores específicos da superfície celular, que geralmente interagem com componentes da MEC. Nas doenças onco-hematológicas, a interação das células neoplásicas com a matriz extracelular também influencia na agressividade e prognóstico da doença.The extracellular matrix (ECM is a complex structure composed of collagens, proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans and adhesive glycoproteins. Interactions between the cells and the ECM are crucial to determine cell behavior, such as growth, death, differentiation and motility. Hematopoiesis is the system responsible for the production of blood cells. The control of proliferation and

  18. Microminerais complexados a aminoácidos no desempenho reprodutivo de matrizes pesadas e resposta da progênie Complexed trace minerals to amino acids on broiler breeders reproductive performance and response from progeny

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    Ana Carolina Tozzo Guimarães

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o uso de microminerais complexados a aminoácidos na alimentação de matrizes de frango de corte sobre o desempenho, variáveis de incubação e desempenho da progênie. O estudo foi dividido em três experimentos: exp.1. desempenho das matrizes, exp.2. incubação e exp.3. desempenho da progênie. No exp. 1, foram utilizadas 260 aves da linhagem CobbAvian 48 (240 matrizes e 20 machos, avaliando-se produção e massa de ovos, conversão alimentar por massa e por dúzia de ovos, peso e gravidade específica. No exp. 2, determinou-se a taxa de eclosão, eclodibilidade e fertilidade. No exp. 3 avaliou-se o desempenho dos pintinhos nascidos das incubações. No exp. 1, não houve interação entre tratamento e período (P>0,05 para produção de ovos, massa de ovos, conversão alimentar por massa e por dúzia de ovos, peso e gravidade específica dos ovos. Contudo, houve efeito (PThis study aimed to evaluate the use of complexed trace minerals to amino acid in broiler breeder feeding evaluating performance, incubation variables and performance of progeny. The study was divided in three trials: exp. 1. broiler breeders performance, exp. 2. incubation and exp. 3. chickens performance. In the exp. 1 two hundred sixty broilers breeders of lineage Cobb Avian 48 (240 females and 20 males were used. The variables evaluated were egg production and egg mass, feed conversion for egg mass and per dozen eggs, egg weight and specific gravity. In the exp. 2 it was determined rate of hatching, hatchability and fertility. In the exp. 3, it was evaluated the performance of chicks born from incubations. In the exp. 1, there was no interaction between treatment and period (P>0.05 for egg production, egg mass, feed conversion for egg mass and per dozen eggs, egg weight and specific gravity of eggs. However, there was effect (P<0.05 of the period for all variables mentioned above. In the exp. 2, hatching rate, fertility and

  19. Efectos del procedimiento de extraccion en la organizacion estructural y composicion quimica de la matriz nuclear en plantas.

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    La matriz nuclear es una estructura núcleoesquel&ica ampliamente estudiada en sistemas animales, pero apenas existen trabajos que aborden el tema en sistemas vegetales, que poseen diferencias acusadas en la organización del citoesqueleto respecto a las células animales. Para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre el nucleoesqueleto y la matriz nuclear de plantas, hemos realizado un análisis de su organización ultraestructural, composición pohpeptídica y localización de ácidos ...

  20. MÉTODO MATRICIAL FHER EN UN SISTEMA DE COSTOS POR PROCESOS, O EN LÍNEA

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    La investigación centra su atención en el diseño de una herramienta de costos que permite manipular y entregar resultados de los costos por procesos o en línea en una matriz de manera sencilla y entendible, esta matriz ha sido desarrollada y probada por los autores del artículo,  con estudiantes  de contaduría pública en varias mypimes  y ha demostrado su facilidad para que el estudiante comprenda y el empresario lo manipule dentro de su información financiera. El método matricial  FHER (form...

  1. Registro de actividad eléctrica en la retina de una rata albina empleando una matriz de microelectrodos

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    Edwin Alexander Cerquera

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Las matrices de microelectrodos son dispositivos que permiten la detección de potenciales de acción o espigas en poblaciones de células excitables, ofreciendo varias aplicaciones en el campo de las neurociencias y la biología. Este trabajo muestra un protocolo para el registro de espigas en una población de células ganglionares retinales empleando una matriz de microelectrodos. La retina de una rata albina fue extraída y preparada para ser estimulada in vitro con luz led blanca, con el fin de registrar sus espigas evocadas ante estos estímulos. Cada microelectrodo puede registrar espigas de más de una célula ganglionar, razón por la cual se determinó a qué célula pertenece cada espiga aplicando un procedimiento conocido como “clasificación de espigas”. El trabajo permitió obtener el registro de un periodo de estimulación y otro de no estimulación, con el fin de representar los potenciales de acción evocados con luz y los espontáneos. Los registros fueron almacenados para visualizar las espigas de las células ganglionares y poder aplicar la herramienta de clasificación de espigas. De este modo, se almacenan los instantes de tiempo en los cuales cada célula ganglionar registrada generó potenciales de acción. Este trabajo conllevó al establecimiento de un protocolo de experimentación básico enfocado al uso de matrices MEA en el laboratorio de adquisición de potenciales extracelulares de la Universidad Antonio Nariño Sede Bogotá, no sólo para caracterizar los potenciales de acción de células ganglionares retinales, sino también para otro tipo de células que puedan ser estudiadas empleando matrices de microelectrodos.

  2. Meteorización experimental de los fragmentos de matriz y de los vidrios volcánicos.

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    Malagon D.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Se elaboró un «Diseño experimental completamente al azar de efectos fijos y de arreglo factorial 32» con dos factores y tres niveles: Materiales [vidrio volcánico coloreado (VVC, vidrio volcánico incoloro (VVI y fragmentos de matriz (FM] y Reactivos [ácido húmico (AH, ácido oxálico (AO y agua acidulada (AA]. La solubilidad se evaluó a través de la medida de dos variables maestras: pH, conductividad eléctrica (CE y tres variables de control: aluminio (Al, silicio (Si y hierro (Fe. Los FM presentaron mayor superficie específica, mayor superficie de reacción, mayor número de rasgos de alteración superficial y produjeron mayores cantidades de iones de Al3+, Si4+ y Fe3+ (72%, seguido por los VVC (23%. En los tres materiales a medida que transcurrió el tiempo, los tres reactivos tuvieron efecto muy agresivo sobre las superficies, formas y bordes. En los FM se evidenciaron mayores marcas o rasgos de alteración, en los VVI sólo se manifestaron a partir del segundo ciclo y fueron, por lo general, leves. 90% de los datos se localizaron dentro del campo de estabilidad de la alofana/imogolita a pH entre 6.0-7.2 y actividad del H4SiO4 entre 10-3.2-10-4.8, Un 7% de los datos se localizaron en el campo de estabilidad de la haloisita cuando el pH disminuyó y la actividad del H4SiO4 aumentó; 3% lo hicieron en el de la gibsita, cuando disminuyó la actividad del H4SiO4. Esto significa que en todos los casos para los tres materiales están las condiciones dadas para que se forme imogolita (alofana/imogolita. AH fue el reactivo que más extrajo Al, luego lo hizo AO. En ninguna de las reacciones los sistemas alcanzaron el equilibrio. Los procesos de disolución estuvieron gobernados por reacciones de primer orden durante el primer ciclo y de segundo orden en el segundo y tercer ciclos. Palabras claves: Vidrio volcánico, fragmentos de matriz, meteorización experimental, disolución, Cordillera Central colombiana. ABSTRACT To study in

  3. Adherencia de levaduras de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis a proteínas de matriz extracelular: resultados preliminares

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    Luz Elena Cano

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La adhesión de los microorganismos a células del hospedero o a proteínas de matriz extracelular (PMEC, representa el primer paso
    para establecer un proceso infeccioso (1. Así, se ha determinado que
    propágulas de hongos de importancia clínica se unen a diferentes
    PMEC. Recientemente se ha demostrado que conidias y micelios de
    Paracoccidioides brasiliensis se unen a PMEC tales como laminina,
    fibrinógeno y fibronectina (2. Hasta el momento no se conoce cuál
    es la interacción entre levaduras de P. brasiliensis y PMEC.

  4. Flujo de carga con armónicos empleando la matriz impedancia de barras

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    José A González Quintero

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describe un flujo de armónicos empleando la matriz impedancia de barras. El algoritmo propuesto permite hallar losvoltajes de cada nodo del circuito sin tener que realizar la solución simultánea de todas las ecuaciones no linealescorrespondientes a cada nodo, ni siquiera la solución simultánea de las ecuaciones correspondientes a una redreducida de nodos no lineales solamente.  This work describes a harmonic load flow using the bar impedance matrix. The proposed algorithm permit to findevery node voltage of the circuit without to realize the simultaneous solution of all the non-linear equationscorresponding to each node, not even the simultaneous solution of the equations corresponding to a reducednetwork of only non-linear nodes.

  5. Variabilidade em matrizes de acessos de espinheira-santa Variability in matrices of espinheira-santa accessions

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    Márcio Paim Mariot

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Maytenus ilicifolia e M. aquifolium são espécies nativas do Brasil, popularmente conhecidas como espinheira-santa, sendo indicadas para gastrite e para úlcera estomacal. A Embrapa Clima Temperado e a Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel mantêm um banco de germoplasma destas espécies. Com o objetivo de identificar a variabilidade fenotípica para alguns caracteres morfológicos em matrizes de espinheira-santa, estimar a dissimilaridade e agrupar os acessos através de análises multivariadas, 105 acessos foram caracterizados morfologicamente. Foram avaliados os caracteres comprimento e largura de fruto, número de sementes por fruto, comprimento e largura de folha, relação comprimento/largura de folha e número de espinhos por folha. Foi estimada a distância euclidiana e os acessos foram agrupados pelo método de otimização de Tocher. Foi observada uma ampla variabilidade para todos os caracteres analisados. O número de espinhos por folha foi o caráter que mais contribuiu para a divergência. Os caracteres morfológicos permitiram separar os acessos em sete grupos. A maior dissimilaridade foi entre os acessos 57 (M. ilicifolia e 91 (M. aquifolium. Não foi evidenciada uma separação de acordo com a localização geográfica dos acessos. Na análise de agrupamento foram identificados dois grupos que apresentavam tanto acessos de M. ilicifolia quanto de M. aquifolium, o que indica proximidade filogenética entre estas espécies.Maytenus ilicifolia and M. aquifolium are native Brazilian species popularly known as espinheira-santa, being indicated for gastritis and stomach ulcer. Embrapa Clima Temperado and Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel keep a gene bank of these species. With the objective of identifing phenotypic variability for some morphological characters in matrices of espinheira-santa, estimating dissimilarity and clustering accessions through multivariate analysis, 105 accessions had been morphologically characterized

  6. O arranjo em matriz de amostras teciduais (tissue microarray: larga escala e baixo custo ao alcance do patologista Tissue microarrays: high throughput and low cost avaiable for pathologists

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    Victor Piana de Andrade

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O arranjo em matriz de amostras teciduais, ou tissue microarray (TMA, é uma técnica descrita em 1998 por Kononen et al. com ampla aceitação pela literatura mundial. Com um conceito extremamente simples, trata-se de agrupar um grande número de amostras teciduais em um único bloco de parafina, permitindo o estudo de expressão de marcadores moleculares em larga escala com grande aproveitamento do material arquivado, do tempo e dos custos. Discutimos as vantagens e limitações do método, as estratégias e técnica de construção, as aplicações e dificuldades encontradas para a patologia investigativa nos últimos cinco anos de uso no Hospital do Câncer A. C. Camargo.Tissue microarrays (TMA is a worldwide well accepted technique described in 1998 by Kononen et al. It uses an extremely simple concept of ordering hundreds of samples in just one paraffin block to evaluate protein expression in large cohorts with great advantages on costs, time and sample saving. We discuss the technique, its advantages and limitations, strategies to construct the receptor block, its usefulness and difficulties experienced in the last five years at Hospital do Cancer A.C. Camargo.

  7. Matriz energética, cambio técnico y transformación industrial en el período sustitutivo, 1946-1976.

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    Claudio Castro

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es describir y analizarel proceso de transformación energética que ocurrió en la Argentina de la segunda posguerra, consistente en virar de una matriz energética basada mayoritariamente en combustibles sólidos -leña y carbón mineral- a una de hidrocarburos líquidos y gaseosos -petróleo y gas-. Ambos se constituyeron en lo que la literatura neoschumpeteriana denomina factores claves: recursos alrededor de los cuales se articularon una serie creciente de actividades productivasde bienes y servicios que pusieron a la economía sobreuna nueva base y trayectoria técnica. Así lo evidencia el surgimiento de sectores manufactureros verticalmente integrados y la renovación de otros, una nueva infraestructura, novedosas modalidades de consumo y una participación creciente de las actividades vinculadas a los insumos claves en la infraestructura económica. Finalmente, si bien se rechaza la posibilidad de un determinismo técnico, se sugiere que el cambio técnico es una dimensión cuyo análisis complementa al realizado en el plano político-institucional y por ende posibilita una comprensión más profunda de los procesos histórico-económicos.

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

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    MARICê NOGUEIRA DE OLIVEIRA

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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.

  9. O dom e a iniciação revisitados: o dado e o feito em religiões de matriz africana no brasil

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    Marcio Goldman

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Partindo da conhecida oposição entre o que derivaria do "dom" e o que derivaria da "iniciação" nas religiões de matriz africana no Brasil, este trabalho visa, em um primeiro movimento, demonstrar etnograficamente que esse dualismo oculta um triadismo. O desdobramento da análise etnográfica levará, contudo e em seguida, à substituição desse triadismo por um modelo simultaneamente unitário e múltiplo. Neste, a "participação", em seus múltiplos sentidos, deverá ter um lugar ao lado do "dom" e da "iniciação", e as três categorias deverão ser entendidas como atualizações de um princípio subjacente único.Beginning with the known opposition between that which derives from the "gift" and that which derives from "initiation" in African-oriented religions in Brazil, this work aims to ethnographically demonstrate that said dualism actually conceals a triadism. The unfolding of ethnographic analysis in the article will, however, lead us to replace this triadism with a model that is simultaneously unified and multiple. In this, "participation" (in its multiple meanings should have a place next to the "gift" and "initiation" and the three categories should be construed as updates of a single under-lying principle.

  10. Reproducibility in protein profiling by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

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    2007-01-01

    , immunocapture, prestructured target surfaces, standardized matrix (co)crystallization, improved MALDI-TOF MS instrument components, internal standard peptides, quality-control samples, replicate measurements, and algorithms for normalization and peak detection. CONCLUSIONS: Further evaluation and optimization...

  11. Characterization of Bacteria in Ballast Water Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

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    To evaluate a rapid and cost-effective method for monitoring bacteria in ballast water, several marine bacterial isolates were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Since...

  12. Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance and the cfiA resistance gene in Danish Bacteroides fragilis group isolates since 1973

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    Ferløv-Schwensen, Simon Andreas; Sydenham, Thomas Vognbjerg; Hansen, Kia Cirkeline Møller

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    Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) on the Biotyper platform. Antimicrobial resistance was determined using a disk diffusion screening method and commercial antibiotic gradient strips. Division I (cfiA-negative) and division II (cfiA-positive) B. fragilis strains were...... differentiated using MALDI-TOF MS and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS: From 1973-1980 to 2010-2015 the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance rose from 0% to 21.2%, 2.5%, and 1% for clindamycin, meropenem, and metronidazole, respectively. MALDI-TOF MS and real-time PCR identified 16 of 266 (6...... established in the recent decades in Europe. Resistance to meropenem, facilitated by expression of the cfiA resistance gene, seems to be increasing; therefore, it is imperative to monitor the occurrence of this gene, e.g. using MALDI-TOF MS....

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    Blood results showed C-Reactive. Protein 395 mg/L ... Blood cultures were repeatedly negative as were tests for ... extension from infected tissues nearby or direct inoculation into the ... (MALDI-TOF MS) is another helpful method for identifying.

  14. White Spot Syndrome Virus infection in Penaeus monodon is ...

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    assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to identify the host ..... and early feature of cell death in different cell types triggered to die with different suicidal stimuli (Ucker et al. 2012).

  15. The microbial epidemiology of breast implant infections in a regional referral centre for plastic and reconstructive surgery in the south of France

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    Piseth Seng

    2015-06-01

    Conclusions: The microbiological epidemiology was noted by an increasing the proportion of Gram-negative bacteria and anaerobic bacteria detected with the advent of MALDI-TOF MS and molecular identification for diagnosis.

  16. Os segredos da adoção e o imperativo da matriz bioparental The secrets of adoption and the imperative of the bioparental matrix

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    Fernando Silva Teixeira Filho

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho pretende problematizar a vinculação entre os segredos da adoção e o que aqui proponho como matriz bioparental que, segundo nossa experiência no Projeto Laços de Amor: Adoção, Gênero, Cidadania e Direitos desenvolvido junto ao Departamento de Psicologia Clínica da UNESP, Assis, SP, reforçam o sofrimento, o estigma e a segregação que recaem sobre as pessoas adotadas ou que supostamente o serão. Nesse sentido, destacamos a cultura da adoção, reificadora de estigmas e crenças, como uma referência importante na construção da relação intersubjetiva existente entre pais/mães biológicos, adotivos e crianças adotadas na medida em que, a partir de um referente apoiado na matriz heteronormativa - que pressupõe uma organização continua entre sexo/gênero/desejo -, passa, por isso, a estabelecer a binária distinção entre filhos/as legítimos/as e ilegítimos/as conforme sua origem advinda ou não de "laços de sangue".This paper aims to interrogate the relation between the secrets of adoption and what we propose as a bioparental matrix. In according with our experience at the Project Ties of Love: Adoption, Gender, Citizenship and Rights developed at the Department of Clinical Psychology (UNESP, Assis, SP, Brazil, this arbitrary ties reinforce the suffering, the stigma and the segregation that lay on adopted people or those that will supposedly be. In that sense, we point out the culture of adoption as an important reference in the construction of the inter-subjective relationship between biological, and/or adoptive parents and adopted children in the sense that, based upon a heteronormative matrix, which presupposes a continuum among sex/gender/desire, establishes a binary distinction among legal and non-legal children based on their blood ties.

  17. Avaliação de Programas de Alimentação para Matrizes de Corte na Fase de Produção Evaluation of Feeding Programs for Broiler Breeders Hens

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    João Artur Argenta

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar o melhor programa de fornecimento de ração para matrizes de corte pós - pico de produção de ovos. Três mil, cento e sessenta e oito fêmeas e 352 machos matrizes de corte da linhagem Cobb foram distribuídos em um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos e oito repetições por tratamento, sendo 99 fêmeas e 11 machos por unidade experimental. Os programas avaliados consistiram em: Programa 1 - Redução de 1 g de ração/ave/dia/semana para cada redução de 0,5 pontos na massa de ovos; Programa 2 - Redução de 1 g de ração/ave/dia/semana após o pico até o final do período de produção; Programa 3 - Redução de 3 g de ração/ave/dia/semana na 1ª semana após o pico, 2 g de ração/ave/dia/semana na 2ª semana e 1 g de ração/ave/dia/semana nas semanas subsequentes; Programa 4 - Redução de 5 g de ração/ave/dia/semana na 1ª semana após o pico, 3 g de ração/ave/dia/semana na 2ª semana e 1 g de ração/ave/dia/semana nas semanas subseqüentes. De acordo com os resultados obtidos para consumo de ração por ovo produzido, característica de importância na avaliação do desempenho das matrizes de corte, o melhor programa foi o programa 1, seguido pelo 3, 2 e 4. Para matrizes de corte da linhagem Cobb que atingem pico de postura no inverno, período no qual foi realizado este experimento, recomenda-se o programa 1 para alimentação após pico por ter proporcionado uma boa relação entre consumo de ração e produção de ovos.The experiment was conducted to evaluate the best feeding program post peak egg production for broiler breeders. Cobb broiler breeders (3168 females and 352 males were distributed in a randomized experimental design with four treatments and eight replicates per treatment, with 99 females and 11 males per replicate. The evaluated programs were: Program 1 - Reduction 1 g of feed/bird/day/week for each drop of 0

  18. Matriz para ingeniería de tejido óseo: modificación superficial con zinc. Estudio preliminar. [Scaffold for bone tissue engineering: superficial modification with zinc. Preliminary study

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    Cristian Martínez

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es desarrollar un método de síntesis de matrices para ingeniería de tejidos, capaces de acelerar los procesos reparativos y disminuir el riesgo de infección, destinadas a cirugías reconstructivas que involucren el tejido óseo. A este fin se emplea la fase mineral de hueso bovino, la hidroxiapatita, conservando su estructura tridimensional. Esta se obtiene a partir de un proceso de lavado químico, seguido de un proceso térmico que elimina todos los componentes orgánicos. Esta matriz es modificada superficialmente con óxido de zinc (ZnO, elemento reconocido por su acción en diversos procesos biológicos y su acción antibacteriana. El procedimiento involucra la intrusión de dispersiones de ZnO en solución de alcohol-1,2,3 propanotriol, efectuadas en un baño térmico y el ulterior sinterizado a alta temperatura. El grado de fijación y la concentración del Zn sobre la matriz de hidroxiapatita se determinan por medio de microscopia electrónica y espectrometría en energías. La difracción de rayos X muestra que la incorporación de los iones de Zn en la superficie forma fosfatos de Zn. El original proceso desarrollado permite modificar, en forma sencilla, injertos óseos sintéticos, otorgando capacidad antibacteriana y osteoproliferativa al sustrato osteconductor.

  19. Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry for caspofungin susceptibility testing of Candida and Aspergillus species.

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    De Carolis, Elena; Vella, Antonietta; Florio, Ada R; Posteraro, Patrizia; Perlin, David S; Sanguinetti, Maurizio; Posteraro, Brunella

    2012-07-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was evaluated for testing susceptibility to caspofungin of wild-type and fks mutant isolates of Candida and Aspergillus. Complete essential agreement was observed with the CLSI reference method, with categorical agreement for 94.1% of the Candida isolates tested. Thus, MALDI-TOF MS is a reliable and accurate method to detect fungal isolates with reduced caspofungin susceptibility.

  20. Use of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry for Caspofungin Susceptibility Testing of Candida and Aspergillus Species

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    De Carolis, Elena; Vella, Antonietta; Florio, Ada R.; Posteraro, Patrizia; Perlin, David S.; Posteraro, Brunella

    2012-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was evaluated for testing susceptibility to caspofungin of wild-type and fks mutant isolates of Candida and Aspergillus. Complete essential agreement was observed with the CLSI reference method, with categorical agreement for 94.1% of the Candida isolates tested. Thus, MALDI-TOF MS is a reliable and accurate method to detect fungal isolates with reduced caspofungin susceptibility. PMID:22535984

  1. Detection of Bacteriocins by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

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    Rose, Natisha L.; Sporns, Peter; McMullen, Lynn M.

    1999-01-01

    The use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the detection of bacteriocins was investigated. A 30-s water wash of the sample on the MALDI-TOF MS probe was effective in removing contaminants of the analyte. This method was used for rapid detection of nisin, pediocin, brochocin A and B, and enterocin A and B from culture supernatants and for detection of enterocin B throughout its purification.

  2. MÉTODO MATRICIAL FHER EN UN SISTEMA DE COSTOS POR PROCESOS, O EN LÍNEA

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    Fernando Villarreal Vásquez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación centra su atención en el diseño de una herramienta de costos que permite manipular y entregar resultados de los costos por procesos o en línea en una matriz de manera sencilla y entendible, esta matriz ha sido desarrollada y probada por los autores del artículo,  con estudiantes  de contaduría pública en varias mypimes  y ha demostrado su facilidad para que el estudiante comprenda y el empresario lo manipule dentro de su información financiera. El método matricial  FHER (forma horizontal de establecer resultados en un sistema de costos por  procesos, es una forma metodológica innovadora y fácil  de realizar el cálculo de los costos unitarios por producto, en el sistema de costos por procesos o en línea.   Este modelo  matricial, facilita a los estudiantes el aprendizaje de los costos por proceso o en línea, pues las matrices tradicionales muestran el modelo por proceso de manera compleja.

  3. Relacionamento colaborativo no canal de distribuição: uma matriz para análise Distribution channel relationship: a proposal of an analysis matrix

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    Gessuir Pigatto

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Em um mercado cada vez mais dinâmico e turbulento, a habilidade de uma empresa em desenvolver e administrar, com sucesso, seus relacionamentos com outras empresas vem se tornando uma competência necessária que, se bem desenvolvida, pode vir a ser uma fonte de vantagem competitiva sustentável. Neste contexto, fornecedores buscam se adaptar ao aumento do poder de grandes redes varejistas, ao crescimento das centrais de compras, ao fortalecimento das lojas independentes e de demais formatos nos canais de distribuição. Entretanto, essas empresas ainda possuem dificuldade em acompanhar e avaliar os relacionamentos comerciais e, conseqüentemente em adaptá-los a essa nova situação. Assim, o objetivo deste artigo é propor uma matriz de análise que possa avaliar o tipo de relacionamento existente entre agentes comerciais, por meio do acompanhamento dos comportamentos e das ações desenvolvidas por essas empresas. A partir de uma ampla revisão teórica, foram identificadas variáveis presentes em relacionamentos comerciais, como por exemplo, a confiança, o comprometimento, a interdependência, a cooperação, bem como ações e comportamentos que se relacionam ou estão associados a cada uma dessas variáveis. Partindo do pressuposto que a presença de uma ou mais das variáveis em questão sinaliza a possibilidade da existência de diferentes padrões de arranjos entre as empresas, desde o oportunista até o totalmente colaborativo e, utilizando as ações e comportamentos para determinar essa ocorrência, elaborou-se a matriz em questão. Ela é composta por 4 categorias que podem ser utilizadas para classificar o tipo de relacionamento existente entre dois agentes comerciais, dentro de 4 níveis estabelecidos: comportamento tradicional, comportamentos colaborativos, ações colaborativas, e relacionamento colaborativo. Após o desenvolvimento teórico da matriz, optou-se por um teste inicial junto a 10 pares de empresas, redes

  4. Avaliação de diferentes programas de restrição alimentar para matrizes pesadas

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    Carneiro, Paulo Roberto de Oliveira [UNESP

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    Em matrizeiros é comum a utilização de regimes de restrição alimentar para o controle de peso das aves. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos que diferentes programas de restrição alimentar têm sobre matrizes de corte. Foram utilizadas 832 matrizes pesadas Cobb 500® com 31 dias distribuídas em 32 boxes, contendo 26 aves cada, seguindo um delineamento em blocos casualizados com 4 tratamentos (T1 – (controle) restrição diária, T2 - restrição “skip-a-day”, T3 - restrição 4/3 e T4 - r...

  5. MODERNIDADE E PÓS-MODERNIDADE: O DEBATE PRELIMINAR DAS MATRIZES SOCIOLÓGICAS DENTRO DO SERVIÇO SOCIAL

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    Michael Hermann Garcia Teixeira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo em questão é parte de um ensaio constituinte de um dos capítulos de uma dissertação de mestrado. O objetivo principal é demonstrar as influências da modernidade (e suas três matrizes sociológicas e da pós-modernidade no debate dentro do seio da categoria profissional do Serviço Social brasileiro. Faz-se um comparativo com as três matrizes sociológicas - Durkheim, Weber e Marx - e suas influências na historiografia do Serviço Social, além de colocar os efeitos do advento da pós-modernidade (e do seu caráter polifônico e do pluralismo metodológico

  6. CARACTERÍSTICAS TECNOLÓGICAS DA MADEIRA DE ÁRVORES MATRIZES DE Eucalyptus grandis

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    Denis L. G. Fernandes

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi caracterizar árvores matrizes de Eucalyptus grandis em relação a características tecnológicas da madeira. Foram selecionadas 63 árvores matrizes, pertencentes a um povoamento comercial localizado no litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul. As árvores foram abatidas e, com base nos dados dendrométricos, calculou-se o volume comercial com e sem casca, o fator de forma, a conicidade e a relação altura/diâmetro. Quanto à madeira, foi analisada a massa específica básica, os percentuais volumétricos de cerne, alburno e casca, as rachaduras de topo das toras e das tábuas, os empenamentos e os defeitos visuais das tábuas, tais como nós e bolsa de resina. A massa específica básica, cuja média inclui a madeira dessa espécie entre as moderadamente leves a pesadas, mostrou uma tendência decrescente entre o DAP e 25% da altura comercial e, a partir daí, crescente até 100% da mesma. O percentual volumétrico de cerne apresentou valores médios crescentes desde a base até 25% da altura comercial e, a partir daí, diminuiu até 100% da altura comercial, sendo que a média geral foi de 75,7%. O comprimento médio das rachaduras de topo em tábuas de Eucalyptus grandis foi de 63%. A alta porcentagem de rachaduras de topo foi atribuída à posição de retirada das tábuas, próxima à medula. Já a variabilidade das rachaduras de topo encontrada para as toras (CV=60% possibilita a seleção de árvores com menor tendência em apresentar esse defeito.

  7. MATERIALES COMPUESTOS DE MATRIZ POLIMÉRICA USADOS PARA EL BLINDAJE DE INTERFERENCIA ELECTROMAGNÉTICA

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    Andrés Orlando Garzón Posada

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito revisar el estado del arte en la síntesis y caracterización de materiales de matriz polimérica reforzados con compuestos a base de carbón o ferritas para su uso como materiales atenuadores de interferencia electromagnética (EMI. Recientemente, este tipo de materiales han sido objeto de investigación debido a sus potenciales aplicaciones tecnológicas, economía y de ser además ambientalmente amigables, puesto que polímeros o cauchos reciclados se pueden utilizar para su fabricación. Estos compuestos pueden ser empleados en la producción de blindajes electromagnéticos, transductores, entrega focalizada de medicamentos, marcación de órganos, hipertermia magnética, etc. Para la fabricación de este tipo de materiales compuestos se usan refuerzos particulados, fibras o láminas y como matrices polímeros termoplásticos o termoestables, cauchos sintéticos o naturales. El método de producción de los compuestos (mezcla fundida, métodos químicos, etc. influye en las propiedades eléctricas, magnéticas y electromagnéticas del material obtenido, debido a la relación de aspecto de los refuerzos: compuestos con elevada relación de aspecto de sus refuerzos tendrán mejores propiedades magnéticas, eléctricas y desempeño frente a la interferencia electromagnética. El blindaje electromagnético de estos materiales se cuantifica a través de la efectividad del blindaje (SE o en otros casos a través de la pérdida reflectiva (RL. Una efectividad de blindaje de 30 dB corresponde a 99,9% de atenuación de la radiación electromagnética incidente. En todos los trabajos se comprueba que las propiedades del compuesto dependen de la cantidad y del tipo de refuerzo adicionado a la matriz.

  8. Peptidylation for the determination of low-molecular-weight compounds by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Tang, Feng; Cen, Si-Ying; He, Huan; Liu, Yi; Yuan, Bi-Feng; Feng, Yu-Qi

    2016-05-23

    Determination of low-molecular-weight compounds by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) has been a great challenge in the analytical research field. Here we developed a universal peptide-based derivatization (peptidylation) strategy for the sensitive analysis of low-molecular-weight compounds by MALDI-TOF-MS. Upon peptidylation, the molecular weights of target analytes increase, thus avoiding serious matrix ion interference in the low-molecular-weight region in MALDI-TOF-MS. Since peptides typically exhibit good signal response during MALDI-TOF-MS analysis, peptidylation endows high detection sensitivities of low-molecular-weight analytes. As a proof-of-concept, we analyzed low-molecular-weight compounds of aldehydes and thiols by the developed peptidylation strategy. Our results showed that aldehydes and thiols can be readily determined upon peptidylation, thus realizing the sensitive and efficient determination of low-molecular-weight compounds by MALDI-TOF-MS. Moreover, target analytes also can be unambiguously detected in biological samples using the peptidylation strategy. The established peptidylation strategy is a universal strategy and can be extended to the sensitive analysis of various low-molecular-weight compounds by MALDI-TOF-MS, which may be potentially used in areas such as metabolomics.

  9. Identification of Cronobacter species by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry with an optimized analysis method.

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    Wang, Qi; Zhao, Xiao-Juan; Wang, Zi-Wei; Liu, Li; Wei, Yong-Xin; Han, Xiao; Zeng, Jing; Liao, Wan-Jin

    2017-08-01

    Rapid and precise identification of Cronobacter species is important for foodborne pathogen detection, however, commercial biochemical methods can only identify Cronobacter strains to genus level in most cases. To evaluate the power of mass spectrometry based on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF MS) for Cronobacter species identification, 51 Cronobacter strains (eight reference and 43 wild strains) were identified by both MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Biotyper RTC provided by Bruker identified all eight reference and 43 wild strains as Cronobacter species, which demonstrated the power of MALDI-TOF MS to identify Cronobacter strains to genus level. However, using the Bruker's database (6903 main spectra products) and Biotyper software, the MALDI-TOF MS analysis could not identify the investigated strains to species level. When MALDI-TOF MS analysis was performed using the combined in-house Cronobacter database and Bruker's database, bin setting, and unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean (UPGMA) clustering, all the 51 strains were clearly identified into six Cronobacter species and the identification accuracy increased from 60% to 100%. We demonstrated that MALDI-TOF MS was reliable and easy-to-use for Cronobacter species identification and highlighted the importance of establishing a reliable database and improving the current data analysis methods by integrating the bin setting and UPGMA clustering. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  10. Use of matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry in a paediatric clinical laboratory for identification of bacteria commonly isolated from cystic fibrosis patients.

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    Desai, Ankita Patel; Stanley, Theresa; Atuan, Maria; McKey, Jonelle; Lipuma, John J; Rogers, Beverly; Jerris, Robert

    2012-09-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been described as a rapid, accurate method for bacterial identification. To investigate the ability of the technique, using the unamended database supplied with the system, to identify bacteria commonly isolated in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Organisms commonly isolated from CF patients identified by MALDI-TOF MS were compared to conventional phenotypic and genotypic analyses. For MALDI-TOF MS, the direct colony technique was used routinely with one extraction procedure performed on a mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa. For 24 unique CF specimens, workload comparison and time to identification were assessed. Of 464 tested isolates, conventional (phenotypic and genotypic) identification compared to MALDI-TOF MS showed complete genus, species agreement in 92%, with genus agreement in 98%. This included 29 isolates within the Burkholderia cepacia complex. All 29 were correctly identified to the genus level and 24 of these were speciated. Time to identification with 47 bacterial isolates from 24 CF patients showed identification of 85% of isolates by MALDI-TOF MS at 48 h of incubation, compared to only 34% with conventional methods. Using the unamended database supplied with the system, MALDI-TOF MS provides rapid and reliable identification of bacteria isolated from CF specimens. Time to identification studies showed that the use of same day, same method for organism identification will decrease time to result and optimise microbiology workflow.

  11. Novel, improved sample preparation for rapid, direct identification from positive blood cultures using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry.

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    Schubert, Sören; Weinert, Kirsten; Wagner, Chris; Gunzl, Beatrix; Wieser, Andreas; Maier, Thomas; Kostrzewa, Markus

    2011-11-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is widely used for rapid and reliable identification of bacteria and yeast grown on agar plates. Moreover, MALDI-TOF MS also holds promise for bacterial identification from blood culture (BC) broths in hospital laboratories. The most important technical step for the identification of bacteria from positive BCs by MALDI-TOF MS is sample preparation to remove blood cells and host proteins. We present a method for novel, rapid sample preparation using differential lysis of blood cells. We demonstrate the efficacy and ease of use of this sample preparation and subsequent MALDI-TOF MS identification, applying it to a total of 500 aerobic and anaerobic BCs reported to be positive by a Bactec 9240 system. In 86.5% of all BCs, the microorganism species were correctly identified. Moreover, in 18/27 mixed cultures at least one isolate was correctly identified. A novel method that adjusts the score value for MALDI-TOF MS results is proposed, further improving the proportion of correctly identified samples. The results of the present study show that the MALDI-TOF MS-based method allows rapid (directly from positive BCs and with high accuracy. Copyright © 2011 American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Association for Molecular Pathology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Imputação de dados climáticos utilizando a decomposição por valores singulares: uma comparação empírica

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    Marisol García-Peña

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Um problema comum em dados climáticos é a informação ausente. Recentemente, foram desenvolvidos quatro métodos de imputação que têm como base a decomposição por valores singulares de uma matriz (DVS. O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar os novos desenvolvimentos fazendo uma comparação por meio de um estudo de simulação baseado em duas matrizes completas de dados reais. Uma matriz corresponde à precipitação histórica de Piracicaba/SP - Brasil, enquanto a outra matriz corresponde às características meteorológicas multivariadas na mesma cidade desde o ano 1997 até 2012. No estudo foram feitas retiradas aleatórias de diferentes porcentagens com posterior imputação, comparando as metodologias através de três critérios: a raiz quadrada normalizada do erro quadrático médio, a estatística de similaridade de Procrustes e o coeficiente de correlação não paramétrico de Spearman. Concluiu-se que a DVS deve ser utilizada unicamente quando sejam analisadas matrizes multivariadas e, no caso de matrizes de precipitação, a imputação pela média mensal supera o desempenho de métodos baseados na DVS.

  13. Variabilidade genética para caracteres morfométricos de matrizes de castanha-do-brasil da Amazônia Mato-grossense Genetic variability for morphometric characteristics in brazilian nut parent trees from northern Mato Grosso, Amazon rain forest

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    Flora Ferreira Camargo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou estudar a variabilidade genética de matrizes de Bertholletia excelsa através da estimação de parâmetros e ganhos genéticos para os caracteres peso/ouriço (g, peso de sementes/ouriço (g e número de sementes/ouriço no pré-melhoramento da espécie. Foram utilizadas 90 matrizes de polinização aberta, sendo 30 matrizes de cada tipo, denominadas localmente de rajada, mirim e rosa, no município de Cotriguaçu, noroeste de Mato Grosso, região amazônica. O experimento foi estabelecido sob delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com 90 tratamentos (matrizes e seis ouriços por matriz, com suas respectivas sementes. As variáveis foram analisadas usando-se a metodologia de modelo linear misto do software SELEGEN-REML/BLUP. Os coeficientes de herdabilidades individuais no sentido amplo dos efeitos genotípicos totais (0,21, 0,14 e 0,34 para os caracteres peso/ouriço (g, peso de sementes/ouriço (g e número de sementes/ouriço, respectivamente, são considerados moderados para os dois primeiros caracteres e alto para o caráter número de sementes/ouriço, sugerindo expressivo controle genético. A seleção das 10 melhores matrizes revelou predominância da procedência do tipo rosa, proporcionando ganhos genéticos expressivos de pelo menos 24,16% para peso/ouriço (g, 27,44% para peso de sementes/ouriço e 16,92% para o caráter número de sementes por ouriço. Os valores expressivos das matrizes do tipo rosa estimulam a utilização desses germoplasmas em programas de melhoramento genético da espécie, na seqüência das avaliações, bem como apontando para a possibilidade de obtenção de híbridos intraespecíficos para caracteres desejáveis.The goal of the study was to detect genetic variability in Brazilian nuts parent trees through parameters estimation and genetic gains for the following indexes: fruit weight (g seed weight per fruit (g and number of seeds per fruit at species pre-improvement. Ninety (90

  14. Resposta osteomielogênica ectópica ao implante de matriz óssea desmineralizada em camundongos tratados com bussulfano

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    Julieta Rodini Engrácia de Moraes

    1996-09-01

    Full Text Available Camundongos Swiss, fêmeas, (25-30 g; n = 100 receberam 4 injeções de bussulfano (20 mg/kg, ip a intervalos de 15 dias (n = 100. Antes do tratamento e após 30, 60 e 90 dias, os animais deste e de um grupo controle (n = 15 foram avaliados quanto ao leucograma, taxa de hemoglobina e hematrócito por meio do sangue colhido por punção retroorbital. Sessenta dias após o início do tratamento, 60 animais sobreviventes do grupo tratado e 15 animais do grupo controle receberam implantes intermuseulares de matriz óssea desmineralizada (MOD-10 mg. No 90s dia (30 dias após o implante foram sacrificados para exame histológico da medula óssea esternal (MOE e da resposta osteomielogênica ao implante de MOD. Trinta dias após o início do tratamento observou-se leucopenia, com diminuição do número de granulócitos, linfócitos e monócitos nos animais que receberam bussulfano. O hematócrito e a taxa de hemoglobina apresentaram-se diminuídos no 609 dia. O exame histológico da MOE do grupo tratado revelou hipocelularidade, dilatação dos capilares sinusóides e redução do número de megacariócitos (50%. Os animais controle apresentaram 100% de resposta positiva ao implante de MOD, havendo formação de placas metaplásicas compostas por trabéculas ósseas contendo cavitações preenchidas por células hematopoiéticas. Em 46,7% dos animais tratados observou-se resposta osteomielogênica semelhante à do grupo controle, mas com hipocelularidade e maior componente de adipócitos; 25% apresentaram resposta osteomielogênica tardia e incompleta com menor componente ósseo, maior componente cartilaginoso e ausência de células hematopoiéticas; nos 28,3% restantes a resposta foi negativa.

  15. Seleção de matrizes e tipo de propágulo na enxertia de substituição de copa em Ilex paraguariensis Stock plants selection and ramet types for crown grafting in Ilex paraguariensis

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    Ivar Wendling

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a técnica da sobreenxertia em Ilex paraguariensis, visando a substituição de copas. Para tanto, foi avaliada a influência da posição do enxerto na planta matriz, a idade e a matriz, bem como, a definição da melhor época para avaliação do pegamento e vigor dos enxertos. Árvores com 13 anos de idade localizadas em Colombo - PR, foram submetidas ao corte a 10 cm do solo para indução de brotações, sobre as quais foi realizada a enxertia por garfagem no topo em fenda cheia. Os enxertos foram coletados de sete árvores matrizes com idade de 10 anos e sete árvores com idade acima de 80 anos. Das matrizes selecionadas foram retirados enxertos observando-se a posição apical, mediana e basal dentro da planta matriz. O experimento foi instalado em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com três repetições e 42 tratamentos, no esquema fatorial hierárquico 2 x 7 x 3 (duas idades; 7 matrizes, para cada idade; e 3 posições de coleta. A variável resposta de interesse foi proporção de pegamentos e número e comprimento de brotos. Obteve-se um comportamento diferenciado das matrizes quando amostradas em diferentes posições de coleta. A herdabilidade individual dos efeitos genotípicos, estimada para o pegamento dos enxertos, foi superior a 74%, para todos os períodos de avaliação, cujo valor é considerado alto. O coeficiente de variação genética foi da ordem de 34%, para os períodos de acompanhamento iguais ou superiores a 90 dias, indicando boas perspectivas de ganho no melhoramento do material genético. O coeficiente de variação experimental, nesse mesmo período, ficou entre 78% e 94%. Não houve diferenças entre os parâmetros genéticos a partir dos 90 dias. Pode-se concluir que a sobreenxertia de erva-mate diretamente a campo é tecnicamente viável; melhores taxas de pegamento são obtidas em árvores mais novas e com brotações apicais; e as matrizes apresentam respostas diferenciadas quanto

  16. Inoculação de nutrientes em ovos de matrizes pesadas Nutrient inoculation in eggs from heavy breeders

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    Adriana Ayres Pedroso

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram conduzidos três experimentos para avaliar a influência da inoculação in ovo de ácido linoléico, glicose e glutamina em ovos de matrizes pesadas aos 16 dias de incubação sobre a eclodibilidade e o desempenho dos pintos até 10 dias de idade. O delineamento utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, com cinco tratamentos, que consistiram da inoculação dos ovos, conforme descrito a seguir: experimento 1 - 0, 100, 200 ou 300 µL de ácido linoléico; experimento 2 - 0, 100, 200 ou 300 mg de glicose; experimento 3 - 0, 10, 20 ou 30 mg de glutamina. Em todos os experimentos, o grupo controle foi representado por ovos íntegros não inoculados. Na fase pré-eclosão, cada um dos 130 ovos representou uma unidade experimental e, na fase pós-eclosão, cada tratamento contou com quatro repetições de 15 aves. A inoculação de ácido linoléico ou glicose aumentou a mortalidade embrionária, diminuiu a eclodibilidade dos ovos e prejudicou a relação peso do pinto:peso do ovo. Pintos mais leves foram obtidos com a inoculação in ovo de diferentes níveis de ácido linoléico. A inoculação in ovo com ácido linoléico, glicose e glutamina nas concentrações testadas não se mostrou adequada para melhorar características relacionadas à eclodibilidade e ao desempenho de aves até os 10 dias de idade.Three experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of in ovo inoculation of linoleic acid, glucose, and glutamine in chick eggs at 16th day of incubation on hatchability and performance until 10 days of age. It was used a randomized block design with five treatments, as follows: in experiment 1, 0, 100, 200 or 300 µL of linoleic acid; in experiment 2, 0, 100, 200 or 300 mg of glucose; and in experiment 3, 0, 10, 20 or 30 mg of glutamine. The control was represented by the intact eggs in all experiments. In the pre hatch phase, each one of 130 eggs represented an experimental unit, and in post hatch phase each treatment had four replicates

  17. PARÂMETROS REPRODUTIVOS DE MATRIZES SUÍNAS INSEMINADAS COM SÊMEN DILUÍDO EM ÁGUA DE COCO APÓS MONITORAMENTO ULTRA-SONOGRÁFICO TRANSCUTÂNEO

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    Pierre Castro Soares

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diluidores de sêmen (MERK III, BTS e água de coco acrescida de citrato de sódio a 5% sobre parâmetros reprodutivos de matrizes suínas, utilizou-se sêmen diluído nas concentrações de 4x109 e 8x109 espermatozóides/100ml na inseminação artificial de 173 fêmeas púberes e 184 adultas, com prévio monitoramento ultra-sonográfico do estro e ovulação. O diagnóstico de gestação também foi realizado por ultra-sonografia transcutânea. Os dados revelaram altas percentagens (89,5% a 95,6% de prenhes das matrizes suínas púberes e adultas, sem variação significativa entre os tipos de diluidores utilizados. Sugere-se, portanto, que a água de coco in natura pode ser utilizada na diluição de sêmen suíno, significando uma alternativa de baixo custo, e que monitoramento ultra-sonográfico transcutâneo constitui um método auxiliar no diagnóstico de estro, ovulação e prenhez. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Suíno, sêmen, água de coco, MERK III, BTS, ultra-sonografia.

  18. Matriz de Avaliação do Potencial Turístico de Localidades Receptoras

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    Marcelo Vilela de Almeida

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    Proposta de matriz de avaliação do potencial turístico de localidades receptoras, elaborada a partir de pesquisa bibliográfica exploratória sobre o tema; definição dos municípios-objetos de estudo (Guaratinguetá e Cunha/SP; pesquisa bibliográfica e de campo sobre os municípios-objetos de estudo; formulação, desenvolvimento e aplicação da matriz nos municípios escolhidos; análise dos dados e cruzamento das informações obtidas com o referencial teórico. Chega-se, por fim, a uma comparação entre o potencial turístico de Guaratinguetá e Cunha à luz da definição ora estabelecida e recomenda-se a aplicação do instrumento a outras localidades.

    Palavras-chave: turismo; potencial turístico; matriz de avaliação; Guaratinguetá; Cunha.

     

     

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    This paper proposes an assessment matrix of tourism development potential for receptive locations based on: an exploratory literature review; definition of the focus of the study (Guaratinguetá and Cunha, both located in the state of São Paulo; bibliographical and field research on these cities; elaboration, development and application of the matrix to both cities, data analysis, comparison and discussion in the light of the theoretical framework. Finally, Guaratinguetá and Cunha's tourism

  19. Análisis de la calidad percibida por el cliente en la actividad hotelera

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    González-Arias, Mahé; Frías-Jiménez, Roberto Argelio; Gómez-Figueroa, Olga

    2016-01-01

    La Calidad Percibida del Servicio desde la perspectiva de satisfacción del cliente externo, es un elemento básico para comprender sus necesidades y expectativas. Por las ventajas que esto representa el objetivo principal de este trabajo fue el desarrollo de un procedimiento que permitió su análisis y medición en un hotel del Polo de Varadero. Entre las técnicas y herramientas utilizadas se encuentran: cuestionario SERVPERF, Procedimiento Valper y Matriz de decisión W-X. En el procesamiento y ...

  20. Disminución de las propiedades mecánicas de compuestos de matriz termoplástica tras dilatada permanencia en agua oxigenada

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    Viña, J.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available The evolution of the mechanical properties, static and dynamic, of two different composites with thermoplastic matrix and glass-fiber fabric or carbon-fiber fabric as reinforcement after immersing in a hydrogen peroxide solution have been analyzed. The tensile strength suffered a decrease after exposure of the materials in the solution. This decrease was more important in the case of the glass-fiber composite than in carbon-fiber composite. On the other hand, the interlaminar shear strength suffered also an important decrease, but in this case more substantial for the carbon-fiber composite. Finally, the fatigue behavior of the materials have been studied after exposure to the hydrogen peroxide solution. The results correlate with the tensile results.

    Se ha analizado la evolución de las propiedades mecánicas, tanto estáticas como dinámicas, de dos composites de matriz termoplástica reforzados con tejido de fibra de vidrio y fibra de carbono, tras mantener inmersas probetas de ambos materiales en una solución de agua oxigenada, empleada en el método TCF, útil en la fabricación de papel. Se observa, desde el punto de vista de la resistencia a tracción, una pérdida de propiedades mucho mayor en el caso del compuesto con fibra de vidrio que en el de fibra de carbono. En cambio, en las curvas correspondientes a la variación de la resistencia a cortadura interlaminar, se aprecia una pérdida muy importante, pero superior para el compuesto de fibra de carbono. Por último, también se mostrará el comportamiento de ambos compuestos a fatiga tras permanencia en la solución de agua oxigenada. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una gran correlación con los generados a partir de los ensayos de tracción.

  1. Estudio de las propiedades mecánicas en materiales compuestos de matriz aluminio pulvimetalúrgicos conformados mediante forja o extrusión

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    Busquets, D.

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available We have developed composite materials from AA6061 aluminium alloy powders used as matrix and ceramics powders of boron carbide, silicon carbide and boron nitride, used as reinforcements in 2.5, 5.0, 1.5 and 10 % vol. by mechanical mixing and milling in planetary mill at 360 rpm vial velocity for 4 h followed of hot stamping and extrusion process on green compacts. Mechanical properties obtained from tensile tests are influenced by the heat treatment, reinforcement fractions and nature. Moreover, these mechanical characteristics are dependent from the processing route. Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis revealed the microstructure of materials and let describe the tripartite relation; structure-processing-properties, of the developed materials.

    Partiendo de polvos de aleación de aluminio AA6061 empleada como matriz y de polvos cerámicos de carburo de boro, carburo de silicio y nitruro de boro, utilizados como refuerzo en fracciones volumétricas de 2,5, 5,0, 7,5 y 10 %, se ban desarrollado materiales compuestos, mediante la mezcla y molienda mecánica de estos polvos, en molino planetario a 360 rpm durante 4 h y posterior estampación y extrusión en caliente de compactos en verde. Las propiedades mecánicas se determinaron mediante ensayos de tracción, observándose gran influencia del tratamiento térmico, contenido y naturaleza del refuerzo, sobre estas propiedades. Por otro lado, se encontró que estas características son igualmente dependientes de la ruta de producción de estos materiales. Los análisis llevados a cabo mediante microscopía óptica y microscopía electrónica de barrido, permitieron describir la relación tripartita, estructura-procesamiento-propiedades, de los materiales aquí desarrollados.

  2. PROPRIEDADES TERMOFÍSICAS DE COMPÓSITO DE MATRIZ DE GESSO E FIBRA VEGETAL

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    George Santos Marinho

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido um compósito de matriz de gesso e reforço de fibra vegetal (Cocos nucifera destinado à fabricação de elementos construtivos (e. g., placas para forração de coberturas e painéis de vedação. Corpos de prova foram produzidos na forma de sanduíche de gesso / fibra / gesso. Duas espessuras diferentes da fatia de fibra foram consideradas: 8 mm e 10 mm. Um corpo de prova de gesso sem a fatia de fibra foi fabricado para servir como padrão de comparação. Utilizando-se um equipamento analisador térmico, foram realizados ensaios para determinação das seguintes propriedades termofísicas dos corpos de prova: condutividade térmica (k, capacidade térmica volumétrica (.CP e difusividade térmica (. A partir dos resultados foi possível evidenciar vantagens do compósito em relação ao padrão. O menor valor de k conferiu ao compósito uma maior capacidade de isolação, possibilitando redução da carga térmica no interior das edificações devido à radiação solar. Nsse aspecto, o compósito se mostra adequado ao uso como elemento de vedação em edificações situadas em localidades de baixas latitudes (e. g., região Nordeste do Brasil. Além das vantagens citadas, o compósito pode proporcionar mais leveza e economia de material, possibilitando a produção de elementos construtivos mais esbeltos.

  3. Estudo retrospectivo-sistemático da matriz extracelular de tumores mamários caninos

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    Ana Maria Cristina Rabello Pinto da Fonseca Martins

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A finalidade do presente trabalho foi efetuar um estudo retrospectivo, de 1932 à 1999 , afim de se estabelecer a casuística desses tumores nos arquivos do Departamento de Patologia da Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária - USP , bem como a freqüência de desmoplasia, metaplasia cartilaginosa e óssea em 578 desses tumores. Entre os 537 tumores malignos, 13.05% foram adenocarcinomas tubulares simples, 3.91% foram adenocarcinomas tubulares compostos, 7.26% adenocarcinomas papilíferos simples, 4.28% adenocarcinomas papilíferos compostos, 23.27% cistoadenocarcinomas papilíferos simples, 8.37% cistoadenocarcinomas papilíferos compostos, 16.38% adenocarcinomas sólidos simples, 6.70% adenocarcinomas sólidos compostos, 2.04% carcinomas de células espinhosas simples, 1.11% carcinomas de células espinhosas compostos, 2.79% carcinomas mucinosos ,8.19% carcinomas anaplásicos ,0.93% carcinomas escamosos, 1.30% fibrossarcomas,.0.18% condrossarcoma, 0.18% osteossarcoma e entre os 41 tumores benignos ,51.21% foram adenomas, 12.19% cistadenomas pailíferos,7.31% papilomas, 4.87% fibroadenomas e 24.39% foram fibroadenomas. Tanto a desmoplasia como a metaplasia foi um achado freqüente nas neoplasias benignas e malignas, mas foram mais freqüentes entre os adenocarcinomas tubulares compostos: 38% apresentaram desmoplasia, 57% metaplasia cartilaginosa e 28% metaplasia óssea. Entre as neoplasias benignas, adenoma apresentou a maior frequência: 14 % com desmoplasia, 29% com metaplasia cartilaginosa e 24% com metaplasia óssea. Os resultados deste estudo enfatizam a complexidade da inter-relação entre as macromoléculas da matriz extracelular e as células tumorais.

  4. Procesado, estructura y propiedades de materiales compuestos de matriz termoplástica y nanorefuerzos de carbono

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    Ramón Valencia, Bladimir Azdrúbal

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    208 p. El presente trabajo de tesis doctoral está orientado hacia el conocimiento de la relación existente entre los procesos de conformación, estructura y propiedades mecánicas y térmicas de termoplásticos de alto rendimiento mediante la incorporación de nanorefuerzos de tipos carbonoso. En el primer apartado se realizó un estudio comparativo del efecto de las fibras de carbono cortas (FC) y de las nanofibras de carbono (CNF) en los materiales compuestos de matriz de PEEK con el objeto de...

  5. Patrones de especialización y cambio de la matriz productiva en Ecuador, 2006-2015

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    Caria, Sara

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    [ES] La transformación progresiva de la estructura productiva desde sectores primarios hacía actividades de mayor productividad, con trabajo más cualificado y alto valor agregado, ha representado uno de los principales desafío de los países en desarrollo en las últimas décadas. En Ecuador dicha transformación, plasmada en la planificación oficial como “cambio de la matriz productiva”, se ha constituido en un objetivo primordial para el gobierno en la última década. Con el afán de pasar del mo...

  6. Planejamento de Marketing Utilizando a Matriz Boston Consulting Group: Uma Análise em Instituições Educacionais

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    Pereira, Silvia Maria Morales; Giuliani, Antonio Carlos; Farah, Osvaldo Elias; Alves, Maria Izalina Ferreira

    2006-01-01

    As Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES) particulares vêm enfrentando inúmeras dificuldades nos últimos anos. A partir dessa perspectiva, o presente trabalho trata da implantação do Planejamento Estratégico de Marketing na Administração Educacional Superior e tem como principal objetivo, mostrar como a Matriz Boston Consulting Group (BCG) pode auxiliar o gestor educacional em sua função. A metodologia foi baseada num estudo exploratório em duas Universidades, uma Faculdade e um...

  7. Eficiência reprodutiva de matrizes bovinas de corte submetidas a três diferentes tipos de suplementação mineral Reproduction performance of beef cattle cows given three different types of mineral supplements

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    Paulo Vargas Peixoto

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Em uma fazenda do município de Cássia, Minas Gerais, o desempenho reprodutivo de aproximadamente 1200 matrizes bovinas de corte, criadas a campo, foi avaliado frente a três diferentes tipos de suplementação mineral, durante cinco anos. Enquanto que a mistura A (sal mineral comercial foi oferecida nos anos de 1997 e 1998, a mistura B (cloreto de sódio 50% e fosfato bicálcico 50% foi disponibilizada, em 1999, para as matrizes mantidas em um dos setor es da fazenda e a mistura C (apenas cloreto de sódio, foi oferecida, neste mesmo ano, para os lotes criados em outros dois setores. Nos anos de 2000 e 2001, a mistura C foi ofertada a todas matrizes. Não houve queda na eficiência reprodutiva pela suplementação exclusiva com cloreto de sódio, pelo contrário, as percentagens de matrizes inseminadas e matrizes prenhes, que eram, respectivamente, de 92,5 e 78,2 (1997 e 92,2 e 80,5 (1998 alcançaram níveis de 94,5 e 85,7 (2000 e 96,7 e 89,7 (2001. A redução nos índices de matrizes inseminadas e de prenhez verificadas no ano de 1999 foi atribuída à baixa precipitação pluviométrica registrada naquele ano. Os autores ressalvam, porém, que a suplementação seletiva, isto é, aquela baseada na exclusiva administração do (s mineral (is que está (ão faltando em uma determinada fazenda, só deve ser implantada mediante avaliação e acompanhamento clínico-nutricional do rebanho, o que exige apoio de profissional com adequados conhecimentos sobre nutrição, deficiências minerais e clínica de ruminantes. Por outro lado, a suplementação seletiva, pode representar uma despesa 2 a 3 vezes menor do que a verificada com a ''mineralização'' convencional do rebanho. Discute-se se a melhoria dos índices reprodutivos deveu-se à adequação do manejo ou à cessação de possível antagonismo entre os minerais.The reproduction performance of about 1,200 beef cows, raised on pasture and given three different mineral supplements, was

  8. La Matriz BCG (Boston Consulting Group para la Gestión de Publicaciones Periádicas The BCG (Boston Consulting Group matrix for management of periodic publications

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    Mª del Pilar Serrano Gallardo

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available El marketing documental se ha de encargar de satisfacer las necesidades informativas de los usuarios de forma rentable para ellos y para el centro; para ello se ha de partir de un conjunto de herramientas técnicas que se conocen como el Marketing - Mix, y que abarcan el Producto, el Precio, la Distribución y la Comunicación. Dentro de las herramientas destinadas al producto se encuentra la matriz BCG (Boston Consulting Group, que está orientada a gestión, sobre la base de la situación del producto en el mercado. El objetivo del presente artículo es proponer una matriz BCG para la gestión de una publicación periódica enfermera en nuestro mercado.La matriz BCG se construye con dos variables: el Crecimiento del Mercado y la Tasa Relativa del Mercado, las cuales se han operacionalizado como Media de Crecimiento Anual en el número de suscripciones de tres revistas enfermeras (Rol de Enfermería, Metas de Enfermería y Nursing durante el último quinquenio y Media de Tirada Actual de las tres publicaciones. Se han utilizado datos ofrecidos por la Oficina para el Control de la Difusión (OJD. La matriz BCG puede constituirse como herramienta básica en la gestión de publicaciones, dado que tras determinar la situación del producto, se pueden establecer estrategias que ayuden o favorezcan el mejor posicionamiento posible del producto en el mercado.Documentary marketing has to address the information needs of the users in a manner that is cost-effective not only for them but also for the institution. To do this, a set of technical tools, known as Marketing- Mix, need to be used. These tools include the Product, Price, Distribution and Communication. Within the set of tools used for the Product, we find the BCG matrix (Boston Consulting Group, a tool aimed at the management of the product on the basis of where it is positioned in the market. The objective of this paper is to propose a BCG matrix for the management of a nursing periodic

  9. Uso da lógica fuzzy na caracterização do ambiente produtivo para matrizes gestantes The use of fuzzy logic for the productive environment characterization for pregnant sows

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    Héliton Pandorfi

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa consistiu na avaliação do ambiente de alojamento, estimando as condições favoráveis ao melhor desempenho de matrizes gestantes. O experimento foi realizado no período compreendido entre 4-1 e 11-3-2005, em propriedade de produção industrial de suínos, localizada no município de Elias Fausto - SP. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida no setor de gestação, com 24 matrizes primíparas, 12 fêmeas alojadas em baias individuais (T1 e 12 em baias coletivas (T2. O trabalho foi dividido em duas etapas, em função da forma de avaliação dos dados: análise bioclimática e da qualidade do ar, e estimativa dos padrões de conforto térmico ambiental. As variáveis bioclimáticas T (ºC, UR (%, Tgn (ºC e fisiológicas, taxa respiratória (mov min-1 e temperatura retal (ºC apontam o sistema de confinamento em baias coletivas como o que possibilitou melhor condicionamento térmico natural às matrizes em gestação. O uso da teoria dos conjuntos fuzzy permitiu que se fizesse inferência entre os dados resultantes do trabalho experimental com os estabelecidos pela literatura, por intermédio de base de regras, para a determinação do conforto ambiental aplicado a matrizes na fase de gestação.The objective of this research was to estimate the environment of housing systems for pregnant sows, as well as variables that have effect on production system. The trial was conducted out from January 4th to March 11th 2005 in a specialized farm in industrial production of pork, located in Elias Fausto City, São Paulo State. In gestation facility 24 gilts were allocated: 12 in individual stalls (T1 and 12 in group housing (T2. Basically, this study was divided in two steps in function of the way chosen for data analysis: bioclimatic and air quality analysis; and prediction for environmental thermal comfort patterns. The environmental variables (T, ºC; UR, %; Tgn, ºC and physiological (respiratory rate, mov min-1; rectal temperature

  10. Conhecimento clínico do enfermeiro na atenção primária à saúde: aplicação de uma matriz filosófica de análise

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    Marta Regina Cezar-Vaz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se analiza la constitución del conocimiento clínico que guía la práctica del enfermero en la Atención Primaria de la Salud, para el funcionamiento del objeto/sujeto de la acción. Es un estudio exploratorio con enfoque cualitativo y análisis temático de los datos. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas con 65 enfermeros del área de salud pública familiar, en el sur de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Los datos fueron analizados utilizando una matriz que se apoya en la ciencia clínica de la enfermería con base en la población, constituída por tres núcleos: el individuo y la familia, la comunidad, y el sistema de salud. Se ha mostrado que el conocimiento clínico organiza la práctica del enfermero con enfoque predominante en el individuo y la familia. Sin subsumir la raíz de su origen, la población, por medio del conocimiento clínico se hace aprender/conocer el objeto de la acción. Se cree que estos descubrimientos pueden apoyar una reinterpretación de las posibilidades de organización de los conocimientos clínicos de enfermería.

  11. Análisis del impacto de los Fondos Europeos 2000-2006 en la Comunidad de Madrid a partir de la matriz de contabilidad social del año 2000

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    Ángeles Cámara Sánchez

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto de los Fondos Europeos recibidos por la Comunidad de Madrid durante el período de programación 2000-2006. Para ello se trabajará con una matriz de contabilidad social construida con datos del año 2000, SAM-MAD-2000. Se utilizará un modelo de multiplicadores lineales para analizar cómo las inyecciones exógenas de renta procedentes de estos Fondos generarán un impacto sobre las cuentas endógenas. Consideramos adecuado el uso de la técnica de multiplicadores lineales, pues la estrategia seguida tradicionalmente por la Política Regional Europea ha sido la de incentivar el desarrollo mediante inversiones que produzcan cambios estructurales en sectores clave que tiren del crecimiento de la economía regional. Esta técnica permite identificar los sectores que se ven más beneficiados ante inyecciones de renta procedentes de Fondos Europeos. La ventaja de esta metodología frente a la metodología inputoutput es su mayor alcance a la hora de reflejar el impacto de las ayudas comunitarias sobre todos los sectores de la economía, incluidos los Sectores Institucionales.

  12. Efecto del porcentaje de refuerzo frente al desgaste en compuestos de matriz metálica sinterizados con descarga luminiscente anormal

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    Pérez-Velásquez, Sandra

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study an analysis of the behavior of dry wear coefficient of a Metal Matrix Composite (MMC in 316 stainless steel reinforced with particles of titanium carbide (TiC according to ASTM G 99 standards, in a pin-on-disk test. In this research it is tested the effect of the percentage of reinforcement in the MMC manufactured with 3, 6 y 9% (vol. of TiC, in samples compacted at 800 MPa, generating different values of grain size, hardness and density, they are sintered with abnormal glow discharge, at a temperature of 1200 °C ±5 °C, with a protection atmosphere H2 – N2 and a permanence time of 30 minutes. According to the results obtained it is concluded that the best condition for the MMC manufacturing, in relation to the reinforcement percentage, is the one obtained when the mixture contains 6% of TiC compacted at 800 MPa. In these conditions, it was obtained: achieving smaller grain size, the greater hardness and the lowest coefficient of friction. In this respect, it was observed that the incorporation of the ceramic particles (TiC in a matrix of austenitic steel (316 shows significant improvements in the resistance to the wear.En este estudio se muestra un análisis del comportamiento del coeficiente de desgaste en seco de compuestos de matriz metálica (MMC, base acero inoxidable 316 reforzado con partículas de carburo de titanio (TiC de acuerdo con la norma ASTM G 99–05 en un tribómetro para la realización de ensayos de desgaste mediante el contacto y rozamiento de dos materiales entre sí, uno en forma de disco y otro en forma de varilla o bola (pin-on-disk. En el estudio se evalúa el efecto que tiene el porcentaje de refuerzo en los MMC fabricados con 3, 6 y 9% (vol. de TiC, en muestras compactadas a 800 MPa, dando lugar a diferentes valores de tamaño de grano, dureza y densidad, los cuales son sinterizados por medio de descarga luminiscente anormal, a una temperatura de 1200 °C ±5 °C, con atmósfera de protección de H2

  13. A aplicação das tecnologias de prototipagem rápida na confecção de matrizes táteis

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    Maria Engracinda dos Santos Ferreira

    Full Text Available No Brasil, as matrizes necessárias para a reprodução de mapas táteis ainda são produzidas de modo artesanal e demorado. Este artigo apresenta uma proposta de confeccionar matrizes táteis a partir de diferentes tecnologias de prototipagem rápida e determinar a sua viabilidade na automação do processo de fabricação das matrizes táteis. Primeiro foi realizada uma revisão na literatura sobre o assunto para verificar, dentro dos processos de prototipagem existentes, quais podem ser utilizados na confecção de matrizes táteis, principalmente quanto a capacidade da matéria-prima em resistir à pressão e altas temperaturas durante o processo de produção dos mapas finais. Apesar destes requisitos operacionais constituírem uma desvantagem em termos de equipamento especializado, o principal ganho no emprego destes poderá ser obtido pela garantia de geração de matrizes idênticas e flexibilidade na escolha de padrões. Os primeiros protótipos foram produzidos em poliuretano, pó de gesso e Uriol, em dois processos: impressoras 3D e máquinas fresadoras. As matrizes foram feitas apenas com o uso da fresadora, com poliuretano e MDF como matéria-prima. Foram conduzidos testes de percepção tátil pelo revisor de Braille do Instituto Benjamin Constant, seguindo metodologia padrão adotada pela instituição em todos os materiais produzidos.

  14. Seleção de matrizes e clones de mangabeira para o cultivo in vitro Selection of parents and clones of mangabeira for in vitro cultivation

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    Luana de Lima Machado

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Altas taxas de mortalidade em viveiro de mudas de mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa impedem seu uso na reversão do processo de degradação das terras e na manutenção da produtividade e integridade ambiental do Cerrado. O objetivo deste trabalho foi selecionar matrizes e clones, provenientes de propagação sexuada e assexuada, com potencial de propagação in vitro, para produção de mudas de mangabeira. Foram coletados frutos de 11 matrizes e de cada matriz selecionaram-se 24 sementes em bom estado fitossanitário. Após a desinfecção, as sementes foram inoculadas em meio MS, sem reguladores de crescimento, obtendo-se uma média de germinação de 92,4%, e as matrizes não apresentaram diferença significativa entre si. Na fase de multiplicação, em meio MS, com os reguladores de crescimento BAP (6-benzilaminopurina e AIB (ácido indol-3-butírico, ambos na concentração de 1,28 mg L-1, a melhor matriz foi a C1 e o melhor clone foi o C1 15. Em todas as fases foi observada alta variabilidade, em menor porcentagem na matriz e maior porcentagem no clone dentro da matriz. A seleção deve ser realizada principalmente nos clones dentro da matriz.High tax of mortality of mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa seedlings in greenhouse conditions hinders its use on the reversion of the degradation of the natural vegetation, as well as on the preservation of the production and environmental integrity. The objective of this work was to select better mother plants and clones from sexual and assexual propagation, with potential to survive in vitro, for producing mangaba seedlings. Fruits were collected from 11 mother plants and from each plant, 24 seeds without aparent diseases were selected. After superficial desinfection, seeds were inoculated in MS medium without growth regulators and having a germination of 92.4% without significant difference between mother plants. On multiplication phase, with MS medium, with growth regulators BAP (6-benzilaminopurine

  15. Entre a filosofia e a sociologia: matrizes teóricas das discussões atuais sobre história e memória

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    Schmidt, Benito Bisso

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é situar as matrizes teóricas dos trabalhos de alguns autores que servem como referência para boa parte dos estudos contemporâneos sobre as relações entre história e memória: Bergson, Halbwachs, Pollak, Nora e Ricoeur. Seus estudos dialogam, de maneira direta ou indireta, com duas matrizes: a sociológica-objetivista e a fenomenológica-intuicionista. Elas se estabeleceram no âmbito da disputa entre a sociologia e a filosofia pelo direcionamento das ciências humanas nascentes no século XIX

  16. Análise da Produção Científica Brasileira sobre o Teste das Matrizes Progressivas de Raven

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    Cardoso, Lucila Moraes; Lopes, Érica Ive Xavier; Oliveira, Jamille Cavalcante de; Braga, Aline Pinheiro

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    Resumo O Teste das Matrizes Progressivas de Raven é um instrumento não verbal para avaliação da inteligência. As pesquisas sobre ele, no Brasil, iniciaram-se na década de 1950 e continuaram a desenvolver-se com o passar dos anos, em maior ou menor escala de acordo com o período. O presente estudo objetivou quantificar e analisar a produção científica brasileira de artigos a respeito do Teste das Matrizes Progressivas de Raven, disponíveis nas bases de dados Scientific Electronic Library Onlin...

  17. Efecto de ultrasonicación de alta potencia en las propiedades de un nanocomposite de matriz epoxi reforzado con sílice

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    Puech Magaña, Jaime

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    En la actualidad son muchas las investigaciones realizadas para el desarrollo de nanocomposites de matriz polimérica. Esto se debe a que los refuerzos de escala nanométrica presentan grandes ventajas con respecto a los refuerzos de escalas superiores. Sin embargo, presentan un problema, su difícil dispersión. Los refuerzos de escala nanométrica tienden a formar de agregados o aglomerados denominados clusters, los cuales limitan los beneficios del refuerzo en la matriz. Tras muchas investigaci...

  18. Identification of rare pathogenic bacteria in a clinical microbiology laboratory: impact of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.

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    Seng, Piseth; Abat, Cedric; Rolain, Jean Marc; Colson, Philippe; Lagier, Jean-Christophe; Gouriet, Frédérique; Fournier, Pierre Edouard; Drancourt, Michel; La Scola, Bernard; Raoult, Didier

    2013-07-01

    During the past 5 years, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) has become a powerful tool for routine identification in many clinical laboratories. We analyzed our 11-year experience in routine identification of clinical isolates (40 months using MALDI-TOF MS and 91 months using conventional phenotypic identification [CPI]). Among the 286,842 clonal isolates, 284,899 isolates of 459 species were identified. The remaining 1,951 isolates were misidentified and required confirmation using a second phenotypic identification for 670 isolates and using a molecular technique for 1,273 isolates of 339 species. MALDI-TOF MS annually identified 112 species, i.e., 36 species/10,000 isolates, compared to 44 species, i.e., 19 species/10,000 isolates, for CPI. Only 50 isolates required second phenotypic identifications during the MALDI-TOF MS period (i.e., 4.5 reidentifications/10,000 isolates) compared with 620 isolates during the CPI period (i.e., 35.2/10,000 isolates). We identified 128 bacterial species rarely reported as human pathogens, including 48 using phenotypic techniques (22 using CPI and 37 using MALDI-TOF MS). Another 75 rare species were identified using molecular methods. MALDI-TOF MS reduced the time required for identification by 55-fold and 169-fold and the cost by 5-fold and 96-fold compared with CPI and gene sequencing, respectively. MALDI-TOF MS was a powerful tool not only for routine bacterial identification but also for identification of rare bacterial species implicated in human infectious diseases. The ability to rapidly identify bacterial species rarely described as pathogens in specific clinical specimens will help us to study the clinical burden resulting from the emergence of these species as human pathogens, and MALDI-TOF MS may be considered an alternative to molecular methods in clinical laboratories.

  19. Early identification of microorganisms in blood culture prior to the detection of a positive signal in the BACTEC FX system using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.

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    Wang, Ming-Cheng; Lin, Wei-Hung; Yan, Jing-Jou; Fang, Hsin-Yi; Kuo, Te-Hui; Tseng, Chin-Chung; Wu, Jiunn-Jong

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    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a valuable method for rapid identification of blood stream infection (BSI) pathogens. Integration of MALDI-TOF MS and blood culture system can speed the identification of causative BSI microorganisms. We investigated the minimal microorganism concentrations of common BSI pathogens required for positive blood culture using BACTEC FX and for positive identification using MALDI-TOF MS. The time to detection with positive BACTEC FX and minimal incubation time with positive MALDI-TOF MS identification were determined for earlier identification of common BSI pathogens. The minimal microorganism concentrations required for positive blood culture using BACTEC FX were >10(7)-10(8) colony forming units/mL for most of the BSI pathogens. The minimal microorganism concentrations required for identification using MALDI-TOF MS were > 10(7) colony forming units/mL. Using simulated BSI models, one can obtain enough bacterial concentration from blood culture bottles for successful identification of five common Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria using MALDI-TOF MS 1.7-2.3 hours earlier than the usual time to detection in blood culture systems. This study provides an approach to earlier identification of BSI pathogens prior to the detection of a positive signal in the blood culture system using MALDI-TOF MS, compared to current methods. It can speed the time for identification of BSI pathogens and may have benefits of earlier therapy choice and on patient outcome. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. Species Identification and Delineation of Pathogenic Mucorales by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry.

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    Shao, Jin; Wan, Zhe; Li, Ruoyu; Yu, Jin

    2018-04-01

    This study aimed to validate the effectiveness of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)-based identification of filamentous fungi of the order Mucorales. A total of 111 isolates covering six genera preserved at the Research Center for Medical Mycology of Peking University were selected for MALDI-TOF MS analysis. We emphasized the study of 23 strains of Mucor irregularis predominantly isolated from patients in China. We first used the Bruker Filamentous Fungi library (v1.0) to identify all 111 isolates. To increase the identification rate, we created a compensatory in-house database, the Beijing Medical University (BMU) database, using 13 reference strains covering 6 species, including M. irregularis , Mucor hiemalis , Mucor racemosus , Cunninghamella bertholletiae , Cunninghamella phaeospora , and Cunninghamella echinulata All 111 isolates were then identified by MALDI-TOF MS using a combination of the Bruker library and BMU database. MALDI-TOF MS identified 55 (49.5%) and 74 (66.7%) isolates at the species and genus levels, respectively, using the Bruker Filamentous Fungi library v1.0 alone. A combination of the Bruker library and BMU database allowed MALDI-TOF MS to identify 90 (81.1%) and 111 (100%) isolates at the species and genus levels, respectively, with a significantly increased accuracy rate. MALDI-TOF MS poorly identified Mucorales when the Bruker library was used alone due to its lack of some fungal species. In contrast, this technique perfectly identified M. irregularis after main spectrum profiles (MSPs) of relevant reference strains were added to the Bruker library. With an expanded Bruker library, MALDI-TOF MS is an effective tool for the identification of pathogenic Mucorales. Copyright © 2018 American Society for Microbiology.

  1. Probiotics and antibiotics as additives for sows and piglets during nursery phase Probióticos e antibióticos como aditivos para matrizes e leitões na fase de creche

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    Marcus Leonardo Figueiredo Silva

    2010-11-01

    dias após o desmame. Foram utilizados 120 leitões desmamados aos 21 dias, provenientes de 24 leitegadas cujas matrizes (primíparas receberam probióticos ou antibióticos a partir do 94º dia de gestação até o desmame. Foi utilizado um delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 × 3 (probióticos ou antibióticos para matrizes e três dietas para leitões - antibióticos, probióticos ou associação antibiótico-probiótico com quatro repetições de cinco animais para avaliação do desempenho e da incidência de diarreia. Aos 28 dias de experimento, dois animais de cada parcela foram sacrificados para mensuração de parâmetros histológicos do jejuno e pH do estômago e ceco. A associação probióticos + antibióticos na dieta dos leitões resultou em maior ganho de peso e consumo de ração nos animais filhos das matrizes que receberam probióticos durante as fases de gestação e lactação. Quando as fêmeas receberam antibióticos, os leitões que receberam apenas probióticos apresentaram maior consumo, porém não foram observadas diferenças na conversão alimentar. O uso de antibióticos + probióticos na dieta de leitões reduziu o pH do ceco e, quando associado ao uso de probióticos para matrizes, aumentou a relação vilosidade:cripta do jejuno. O uso de promotores de crescimento não influenciou o pH estomacal nem a incidência de diarreia. O fornecimento de probióticos na dieta das matrizes durante as fases de gestação e lactação em assossiação ao uso na dieta dos leitões após o desmame é eficaz em manter o desempenho dos animais, às condições histofisiológicas do trato gastrintestinal e o controle de diarreia durante a fase de creche.

  2. Avaliação de diferentes estratégias de biorremediação no tratamento de solo contaminado por diesel B5

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    Roberta Carvalho Ciannella

    2010-01-01

    No Brasil, a contaminação do solo por derramamentos de combustíveis representa um dos mais graves problemas ambientais e o impacto da introdução de novas misturas como diesel/biodiesel na matriz energética requer investigação quanto a tecnologias apropriadas de remediação. O presente estudo teve por objetivo avaliar diferentes estratégias de biorremediação no tratamento de solo contaminado experimentalmente com óleo diesel B5. Foram conduzidos três experimentos. No primeiro, quatro microcosmo...

  3. Avaliação das metaloproteinases de matriz -2 e -9 em gatos com desmineralização óssea secundária à tirotoxicose induzida Evaluation of matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 in cats under bone demineralization secondary to induced thyrotoxicosis

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    F.S. Costa

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Observou-se significativo aumento de atividade das formas ativas das metaloproteinases -2 e -9 em gatos com tirotoxicose induzida e desmineralização óssea. As formas pró e intermediária da metaloproteinase -2 elevaram-se com 14 dias de administração hormonal, porém, posteriormente, houve uma tendência de queda. Observou-se correlação negativa entre a forma ativa das metaloproteinases de matriz -2 e -9 e a densidade mineral óssea da extremidade distal do rádio. Os resultados sugerem aumento da degradação da matriz colágena secundária com a elevação dos hormônios tiroidianos.Significant increase of activity of active forms of matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 in cats under induced thyrotoxicosis and bone demineralization was observed. Pro and intermediated forms of matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 increased at 14 days of hormonal treatment, followed by decrease tendency. A negative correlation between active forms of matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 and bone mineral density of radius distal extremity was also observed. The results suggest an increase of collagen matrix degradation secondary to high levels of thyroid hormones.

  4. Analisis de la inestabilidad de estructuras por el método de desplazamiento crítico

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    Matias, W.; Oñate, E.

    1997-01-01

    Se presenta una nueva técnica de predicción de puntos críticos en el análisis de inestabilidad estructural por el MEF. El procedimiento se basa en la determinación de un camioo de desplazamiento critico aproximado. Se calculan estos desplazamientos críticos imponiendo la condición de singularidad en una expresión aproximada de la matriz de rigidez tangen.te en el punto crítico. Este procedimiento implica un problema no lineal de autovalores. La carga crítica se obtiene a posteriori, de modo d...

  5. ConsciÃncia Corporal e Ancestralidade Africana: Conceitos SociopoÃticos Produzidos por Pessoas de Santo

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    Norval Batista Cruz

    2009-01-01

    Este estudo apresenta os conceitos sociopoÃticos produzidos por uma comunidade de terreiro de candomblÃ, Ilà Axà Omo TifÃ, localizada no bairro de Jangurussu, na periferia de Fortaleza-Ce. O tema gerador da pesquisa à consciÃncia corporal e ancestralidade africana. Noto que, apesar dos terreiros de candomblÃ, em principio estarem mais conectados com a cultura de matriz africana, nem sempre se encontra uma prÃtica de consciÃncia corporal associada à ancestralidade africana e Ãs vezes, hà uma d...

  6. AVALIAÇÃO DA ATIVIDADE ANTIOXIDANTE IN VITRO DOS CHÁS MATE E VERDE ANTES E APÓS A BIOTRANSFORMAÇÃO POR LIPASES

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    Camila Morais Gonçalves da SILVA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Os chás mate e verde, comuns na dieta brasileira, foram avaliados primeiramente quanto a sua composição: os polifenóis totais e os flavonóides totais das matrizes alimentares in natura foram quantificados por espectrofotometria, enquanto o perfil de composição foi analisado por espectrometria de massas (ESI-MS. Posteriormente, a atividade antioxidante foi avaliada por ensaios in vitro, antes e após a biotransformação enzimática por lipase de pâncreas de porco e lipase de Aspergillus niger comerciais, nas condições de reação estabelecidas pelo fabricante. Amostras dessas matrizes foram avaliadas por diferentes métodos: FRAP, DPPH, co-oxidação β-caroteno/ ácido linoléico, ORAC e a peroxidação lipídica foi avaliada pelo índice de TBARS. Subsequentemente foi realizada uma comparação entre o potencial antioxidante dos chás in natura, sem biotransformação, com os chás liofilizados também não biotransformados, a fim de avaliar se o processo de liofilização poderia comprometer a capacidade antioxidante da amostra, já que este poderia ser utilizado como método de conservação das amostras para futuros testes. A biotransformação enzimática aumentou a atividade antioxidante de ambos os chás, enquanto o processo de liofilização não promoveu alterações no potencial antioxidante das matrizes estudadas, quando comparadas as amostras in natura.

  7. Comportamiento óptico no-lineal de nanocristales semiconductores de CdS en una matriz de gel de sílice

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    de la Rosa-Fox, N.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanocrystals embedded in a dielectric matrix can be obtained through sol-gel method, it permits the control of several kinetic parameters during the nanocrystal growth. The size and size distribution have been studied by means small-angle neutron scattering techniques (SANS, that allow a spatial resolution from 1 to 50 nm. High intensity optical excitation from a Nd:YAG laser (6 ns pulse at 10 Hz repetition rate was focused on the sample to study the photoluminescence yield at rigth angle. The spectrum shows radiative process from intrinsic transitions (2.76 eV and a broad band in the lower energy side (1.65 eV that correspond to crystal surface traps. The photoluminescence yield grows superlineary giving rise to amplified intensity (60 cm-1 due to biexciton species, this fact can be interpreted as a non-linear optical behaviour coming from the CdS nanocrystals.

    La inclusión de nanocristales en una matriz dieléctrica puede realizarse mediante el método sol-gel, permitiendo el control de parámetros cinéticos en el crecimiento de los cristales. El tamaño y distribución de dichos nanocristales se han estudiado por medio de difusión de neutrones a bajo ángulo (SANS, con una resolución espacial entre 1 y 50 nm. Bajo excitación óptica de alta intensidad, usando un láser (Nd:YAG con pulsos de 6 ns y una frecuencia de repetición de 10 Hz, se focalizó en la muestra para registrar la señal de fotoluminiscencia en la dirección perpendicular. El espectro indica procesos radiativos debidos a transiciones intrínsecas (2.76 eV y una banda ancha a más baja energía (1.65 eV correspondiente a recombinaciones en los defectos superficiales. La señal de fotoluminiscencia crece superlinealmente dando lugar a una amplificación (60 cm-1 debida principalmente a biexcitones que indican un comportamiento óptico no-lineal de los nanocristales de CdS.

  8. Matrizes progressivas coloridas de Raven - escala especial: normas para Porto Alegre, RS The Raven's coloured progressive matrices: norms for Porto Alegre, RS

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    Denise Ruschel Bandeira

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O Teste das Matrizes Progressivas Coloridas de Raven destina-se à avaliação do desenvolvimento intelectual de crianças de 5 a 11 anos de idade. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estabelecer normas para as crianças de Porto Alegre - RS. A amostra foi composta por 779 crianças matriculadas em escolas estaduais, de 4 anos e 9 meses a 11 anos e 9 meses. Foi constatado aumento progressivo nas médias de pontos com o aumento da idade e não foram encontradas diferenças entre meninos e meninas. Na comparação com as crianças de escolas públicas de São Paulo, as médias das crianças de Porto Alegre foram mais altas, mas em geral foram inferiores às das escolas particulares de São Paulo. Foram estabelecidas as normas em percentis para cada faixa etária. Os resultados reforçam a necessidade do estabelecimento de normas distintas para as diferentes regiões do Brasil, principalmente em relação aos testes de inteligência.The Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices was proposed standards to Porto Alegre (RS children. The sample was composed by 779 children from Porto Alegre state public schools, aged from 4 years and 9 months to 11 years and 9 months. It was found a progressive increase in average scores as age increased and it was not verified differences between boys and girls. Comparing average scores between children from São Paulo and Porto Alegre public schools we found that the average scores from Porto Alegre children was higher, but they were lower than the scores from São Paulo private schools children. Percentile ranks were obtained to each age level with range of six months. Research results show the need to establish specific norms to different Brazilian regions, mainly concerning intelligence tests.

  9. Imunofenotipagem e remodelamento da matriz extracelular na sarcoidose pulmonar e extrapulmonar Immunophenotyping and extracellular matrix remodeling in pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

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    Pedro Henrique Ramos Quintino da Silva

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar o significado de marcadores de imunidade celular e de componentes elásticos/colágeno da matriz extracelular em estruturas granulomatosas em biópsias de pacientes com sarcoidose pulmonar ou extrapulmonar. MÉTODOS: Determinações qualitativas e quantitativas de células inflamatórias, de fibras de colágeno e de fibras elásticas em estruturas granulomatosas em biópsias cirúrgicas de 40 pacientes com sarcoidose pulmonar e extrapulmonar foram realizadas por histomorfometria, imuno-histoquímica, e técnicas de coloração com picrosirius e resorcina-fucsina de Weigert. RESULTADOS: A densidade de linfócitos, macrófagos e neutrófilos nas biópsias extrapulmonares foi significativamente maior do que nas biópsias pulmonares. Os granulomas pulmonares apresentaram uma quantidade significativamente maior de fibras de colágeno e menor densidade de fibras elásticas que os granulomas extrapulmonares. A quantidade de macrófagos nos granulomas pulmonares correlacionou-se com CVF (p OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of cellular immune markers, as well as that of collagen and elastic components of the extracellular matrix, within granulomatous structures in biopsies of patients with pulmonary or extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. METHODS: We carried out qualitative and quantitative evaluations of inflammatory cells, collagen fibers, and elastic fibers in granulomatous structures in surgical biopsies of 40 patients with pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis using histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry, picrosirius red staining, and Weigert's resorcin-fuchsin staining. RESULTS: The extrapulmonary tissue biopsies presented significantly higher densities of lymphocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils than did the lung tissue biopsies. Pulmonary granulomas showed a significantly higher number of collagen fibers and a lower density of elastic fibers than did extrapulmonary granulomas. The amount of macrophages in the lung samples

  10. Indicadores de bem-estar baseados em reações comportamentais de matrizes pesadas Welfare pointers in function of behavior reactions of broiler breeders

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    Danilo F. Pereira

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Dada a importância da avicultura de corte para a economia brasileira, este trabalho buscou compreender e identificar novos indicadores de bem-estar inerentes ao animal que contribuíssem para o aumento da eficácia produtiva, estudando-se diferentes reações comportamentais de matrizes de frango de corte, em câmara climática. O experimento foi delineado como um Quadrado Latino 3x3x3, em que as variáveis temperatura do ar, ração e idade das aves foram controladas, sendo as aves de diferentes idades alojadas em boxes distintos. Foram feitas observações do comportamento das aves em dois horários do dia, sendo uma observação na parte da manhã e outra na parte da tarde, durante períodos de 15 minutos cada, por meio de câmeras de vídeo instaladas no teto da câmara climática, não havendo interferência humana no registro das informações. Constatou-se, nos dados, a influência das variáveis controladas em diversos comportamentos observados, concluindo-se que a presença do alimento é um fator experimental relevante, pois aumenta as reações comportamentais agressivas.Knowing the importance that the poultry industry represents for the Brazilian economy, this work, searched to understand and to identify new welfare pointers inherent to the animal that contributed for the increase of the productive effectiveness, studying different behavior reactions in broiler breeders, in climatic chamber. The experiment was delineated as a Latin Square 3x3x3, where the variable: temperature of air, birds ration and birds age had been controlled. The birds of different ages had been lodged in distinct boxes. Observations of the behavior of the birds in two schedules of the day had been made, being one in the morning and the other one in the afternoon, during a period of 15 minutes each through video cameras, installed in the ceiling of the climatic chamber, having no interference of human being in the register of the data. It was verified the

  11. Desenvolvimento e fabrico de compósitos de matriz polimérica com fibras naturais

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    Pereira, Júlio Miguel da Cruz Rodrigues

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    Os compósitos de matriz polimérica com fibras curtas têm propriedades que se têm vindo a relevar como extremamente interessantes para uma ampla variedade de aplicações. Presentemente são fabricados, com recurso a diversas técnicas de processamento, desde componentes específicos para aplicação aeroespacial até artefactos de grande difusão. Estão na agenda mundial, os problemas com a poluição de materiais de origem plástica que fazem uso do petróleo como matéria-prima, a biodegradação destes...

  12. Gamma spectrometric validation of measurements test of radionuclides in food matrices; Validacao do ensaio de medidas por espectrometria gama de radionuclideos em matrizes de alimentos

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    Rosa, Mychelle M.L.; Custodio, Luis G.; Bonifacio, Rodrigo L.; Taddei, Maria Helena T., E-mail: mychelle@cnen.gov.br, E-mail: Igcustodio@hotmail.com, E-mail: rodrigo@cnen.gov.br, E-mail: mhtaddei@cnen.gov [Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (LAPOC/CNEN-MG), de Pocos de Caldas, MG (Brazil). Laboratorio de Pocos de Caldas

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    In a testing laboratory the quality system encompasses a set of activities planned and systematic, which ensure the traceability process of an analysis, which is based on the standards NBR ISO/TEC 17025. With the need for analysis of radionuclides in food products to meet the requirements of import and export, accreditation of testing on this standard becomes increasingly necessary. The Gamma Spectrometry is a technique used for direct determination of radionuclides in different matrices, among them the food, being possible the simultaneous determination of different radionuclides in the same sample without the need for a chemical separation. In the process of Accreditation the methodology validation is an important step that includes testing accuracy, traceability, linearity and recovery. This paper describes the procedures used to validate the assay for determining radionuclides using gamma spectrometry in food. These procedures were performed through analysis of a certificated reference material by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Soil 327), analysis of samples of milk powder prepared from the doping with certified liquid standards also by the results obtained in the participation of tests of proficiency in analysis of environmental samples. (author)

  13. Planejamento estratégico de uma pequena empresa por meio das matrizes importância-desempenho e critério-processo

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    Bruno Miranda Dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Strategic planning is considered a key management tool in the resolving existing problems in organizations. From this perspective, the objective is to propose a strategic plan for a small company that provides pest extermination services. For the collection of information, we applied a questionnaire to 54 of the company’s customers and interviewed as well the company’s manager. We used importance-performance and criterion-process matrices to determine the customers’ opinions regarding the qualifying criteria of the company’s services. We found that the price set by the company generates dissatisfaction among customers. The processes that reflected on the performance of the service price were identified in order to improve them. Finally, we elaborated an action plan in 5W2H analysis format with proposals for improvements in the efficiency of the processes.

  14. Convergência dos sistemas financeiros no período 1971-2000: uma análise por meio de Matrizes de Markov

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    Nilton Clóvis Machado de Araújo

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes the convergence of the financial systems of 27 developed and underdeveloped countries, based on their performance during the periods from 1971 to 1990, and 1990 to 2000. The analysis was performed using Markov matrices, and was based on two variables related to the role of financial intermediaries in these systems: credit/GDP ratio and volume of deposits/GDP ratio. The results obtained, based on the data for these two periods, indicate that there will not be convergence of the financial systems of these countries into a single pattern over the long term. The pattern of convergence based on the 1990-2000 period differs from the pattern based on the first period. The second period was characterized by the intensification of financial globalization, which resulted in great changes in the financial markets of many countries. The results from this period suggest a tendency to converge towards two extremes with respect to the function of the banks in financial systems.

  15. Compósitos Bioativos Obtidos a Partir da Inserção de Vidro Bioativo em Matriz de Poli(Metacrilato de Metila Bioactive Composites Obtained from Bioactive Glass Particles into Poly(Methyl Methacrylate

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    Paulo E. Silva Junior

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    Full Text Available Várias biocerâmicas são capazes de se ligarem a tecidos vivos (bioatividade, no entanto apresentam propriedades mecânicas muito diferentes daquelas exibidas por tecidos naturais. Tal fato acaba por restringir o uso desses materiais em um mais extenso número de aplicações biomédicas. Compósitos de matriz polimérica reforçada com uma fase bioativa podem combinar o comportamento bioativo característico de algumas biocerâmicas com propriedades mecânicas próximas à de tecidos humanos. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo sintetizar e caracterizar compósitos de matriz polimérica reforçada por partículas de vidro bioativo. Os compósitos foram produzidos a partir da polimerização em massa de metacrilato de metila na presença de partículas de vidro bioativo (vidro de silicato de cálcio, fósforo e sódio. Partículas de vidro foram adicionadas ao monômero em diversas concentrações para permitir a variação das propriedades mecânicas e da bioatividade desses compósitos. A bioatividade dos materiais produzidos foi avaliada através de testes in vitro realizados a 37ºC em uma solução simuladora do fluido humano por períodos de tempo de 0 hora a 30 dias. Em seguida, os compósitos submetidos aos testes in vitro foram caracterizados por espectroscopia de infravermelho. O procedimento de síntese mostrou-se eficaz na produção de compósitos com diferentes frações volumétricas de partículas distribuídas homogeneamente pelo material. Os resultados dos testes in vitro revelaram a deposição de uma camada de hidroxiapatita carbonatada (HCA na superfície dos materiais, comprovando a bioatividade dos compósitos. Foi ainda observado que a cinética de deposição da camada de HCA pode ser controlada pela fração volumétrica da fase bioativa.Some bioceramics have the ability to bind to tissues but they show mechanical properties very different from the ones of natural tissues. This fact restricts the use of these

  16. AVALIAÇÃO DE PROPRIEDADES MECÂNICAS EM MATRIZ CIMENTÍCIA COM AGREGAÇÃO DE RESÍDUOS DA PRODUÇÃO DE BIODIESEL AO CIMENTO PORTLAND

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    Camila Stockey Erhardt

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    Full Text Available Com o intuito de otimizar o ciclo do biodiesel, houve a preocupação de utilizar os resíduos produzidos durante o processo de sua fabricação. Os materiais resultantes do processamento do biodiesel como, torta, farelo e casca, geralmente tem fins que não aproveitam todo o seu potencial. Os co-produtos, como assim são chamados, podem ser reaproveitados se incorporados com outras matrizes, trazendo benefícios para os produtores. O trabalho teve por objetivo incorporar as partes aéreas do girassol na matriz cimentícia, apartir da mistura de caule, folhas e capítulo para a formação de um compósito, para gerar renda como novo material dentro do mercado da construção civil. Inicialmente realizou-se três etapas no processo. Etapa I: moagem e desumidificação; etapa II: classificação, granulometria e pesagem; etapa III: incorporaçã o e mistura dos materiais formando o corpo de prova. Por se tratar de um compósito de matriz cimentícia foi necessária uma série de testes para o acolhimento de seu melhor traço para se utilizar no processamento da argamassa. Na etapa I realizou-se a moagem das partes aéreas do girassol no moinho de facas. Posteriormente as amostras foram encaminhadas para o processo de secagem afim de se retirar a umidade do material. Já na etapa II os resíduos eram pesados e colocados nas peneiras com o intuito de realizar o ensaio de granulometria por meio de um agitador mecânico. Com o objetivo de se utilizar resíduos em substituição ao agregado (areia, estabeleceu-se uma granulometria igualitária para os dois materiais em análise. Para isso foi realizado o ensaio de peneiramento segundo a NBR NM ISSO 2395, para assim fazer a análise granulométrica das partes aéreas do girassol. Como aglomerante foi utilizado o cimento Portland que é o principal material utilizado na construção civil. No presente estudo, utilizou-se o cimento Portland CP IV, qu! e é um c imento constituído por materiais pozol

  17. Níveis de Ruídos na Produção de Matrizes Pesadas: Estudo de Caso Sound Levels in Broilers Breeder Production System: A Case Study

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    IA Nääs

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    Full Text Available O setor econômico de produção de matrizes pesadas emprega um grande número de pessoas que permanecem cerca de 44 horas semanais dentro tanto das granjas de recria e produção, como nas salas adjacentes à câmara incubatória. O trabalho levantou os dados de níveis de ruídos em um sistema de produção de matrizes pesadas e de ovos férteis, nos galpões de recria do tipo Dark House, e produção de ovos nas salas de vacinação de pintinhos e de acondicionamento de ovos férteis, em dois dias consecutivos, por um período de 8 horas, durante as horas em que os trabalhadores se encontravam dentro dos locais. Os registros de nível de ruídos foram efetuados utilizando-se um equipamento nível sonoro marca Lutron SL 4001. Foram coletados os dados médios de nível normal e de intensidade alta intermitente. Os resultados obtidos mostram que, no galpão de produção e na sala de vacinação de pintinhos, é recomendado o uso de protetores auriculares para que se atenda à legislação vigente brasileira sobre salubridade, com relação a níveis de ruídos.The economical sector of broiler breeder production employs a large number of workers who stay around 44 hours per week within the buildings for both growing and production, as well as the areas surrounding the incubator chamber. This research evaluated the sound level in the broiler breeder production system , in the Dark House and in the egg production housing, in the chickling vaccination room and inside the room where the fertile eggs are conditioned for both transportation or to go inside the incubator chamber. The trial took place during two consecutive days, during 8 hours while the workers where in side the buildings. The level of noise was registered using the sound level equipment Lutron SL 4001. The results showed that inside the egg production housing, as well as the room where the vaccination of chickling takes place, there are levels of critical values where ear protection

  18. Análise da efetividade das ações de controle da dengue no município de Uberlândia, MG a partir da matriz FPEEEA

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    Full Text Available Introdução: O Brasil ocupa o primeiro lugar no ranking mundial da dengue. O controle da doença é complexo e está relacionado a condições sociais, culturais, ambientais, econômicas e políticas. Objetivo: A partir de um estudo anterior, no qual foram habilitados indicadores para vigilância da dengue em Uberlândia-MG por meio da utilização do modelo FPEEEA (Forças Motrizes, Pressão, Estado, Exposição, Efeito, objetivou-se, nesta pesquisa, avaliar a efetividade das ações realizadas para o controle da dengue neste município. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo-exploratório, de abordagem quali-quantitativa, centrado na aplicação do Modelo FPEEEA para análise das correlações entre indicadores relacionados às condições sociais, econômicas e ambientais que podem estar associados à ocorrência da dengue. Resultados: De acordo com os dados apresentados, perceberam-se correlações importantes entre os indicadores que compõem os diferentes eixos da matriz FPEEEA, bem como ausência de correlação entre indicadores que são considerados pela literatura científica como importantes fatores para ocorrência de dengue. Assim, observou-se que são muitas as causas que colaboram para o aumento da incidência da dengue em Uberlândia e que são diversas as ações que podem ser efetivas para o controle da doença. Conclusão: Conclui-se que as ações propostas consistem em um abundante grupo de tarefas que podem afetar de forma progressiva os diferentes eixos da matriz FPEEEA, incluindo políticas sociais, de planejamento urbano, investimentos nos serviços de infraestrutura urbana, estímulo ao consumo consciente e à reciclagem, pesquisas para aprimoramento dos recursos para controle vetorial, além de ações de educação em saúde para controle do vetor.

  19. Permanecer en el tiempo: el caso del Banco Provincia Casa Matriz 1885-2015

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    Carbonari, Fabiana Andrea; Bonicatto, Virginia; Grandis, María Belén de

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    El presente artículo se inscribe en el plan de trabajo de la Beca Interna de Entrenamiento en Investigación de la FAU denominada Italianos en la ciudad de La Plata. El caso del Banco Provincia de la ciudad de La Plata que, durante el ciclo lectivo 2015 desarrolla la Arq. María Belén de Grandis con dirección de la Esp. Arq. Fabiana Carbonari y Codirección de la Dra. Arq. Virginia Bonicatto. La misma tiene por objetivo realizar el estudio histórico sistemático del Banco de la Provincia de Bueno...

  20. Heterotrophic monitoring at a drinking water treatment plant by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry after different drinking water treatments.

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    Sala-Comorera, Laura; Blanch, Anicet R; Vilaró, Carles; Galofré, Belén; García-Aljaro, Cristina

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    The aim of this work was to assess the suitability of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for routine heterotrophic monitoring in a drinking water treatment plant. Water samples were collected from raw surface water and after different treatments during two campaigns over a 1-year period. Heterotrophic bacteria were studied and isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF MS. Moreover, the diversity index and the coefficient of population similarity were also calculated using biochemical fingerprinting of the populations studied. MALDI-TOF MS enabled us to characterize and detect changes in the bacterial community composition throughout the water treatment plant. Raw water showed a large and diverse population which was slightly modified after initial treatment steps (sand filtration and ultrafiltration). Reverse osmosis had a significant impact on the microbial diversity, while the final chlorination step produced a shift in the composition of the bacterial community. Although MALDI-TOF MS could not identify all the isolates since the available MALDI-TOF MS database does not cover all the bacterial diversity in water, this technique could be used to monitor bacterial changes in drinking water treatment plants by creating a specific protein profile database for tracking purposes.

  1. Evaluation of the Bruker Biotyper Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry System for Identification of Aspergillus Species Directly from Growth on Solid Agar Media

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    Ying Li

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the accuracy of the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS system at identifying clinical isolates of Aspergillus species that were grown on agar media. A total of 381 non-duplicate Aspergillus isolates representing 21 different Aspergillus species identified by molecular analysis were included in this study. The Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system was able to identify 30.2% (115/381 of the isolates to the species level (score values of ≥2.000 and 49.3% to the genus level (score values of 1.700–1.999. When the identification cutoff value was lowered from ≥2.000 to ≥1.700, the species-level identification rate increased to 79.5% with a slight rise of false identification from 2.6 to 5.0%. From another aspect, a correct species-level identification rate of 89% could be reached by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system regardless of the score values obtained. The Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system had a moderate performance in identification of Aspergillus directly inoculated on solid agar media. Continued expansion of the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database and adoption of alternative cutoff values for interpretation are required to improve the performance of the system for identifying highly diverse species of clinically encountered Aspergillus isolates.

  2. Evaluation of the Bruker Biotyper Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry System for Identification of Aspergillus Species Directly from Growth on Solid Agar Media.

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    Li, Ying; Wang, He; Zhao, Yu-Pei; Xu, Ying-Chun; Hsueh, Po-Ren

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    We evaluated the accuracy of the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system at identifying clinical isolates of Aspergillus species that were grown on agar media. A total of 381 non-duplicate Aspergillus isolates representing 21 different Aspergillus species identified by molecular analysis were included in this study. The Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system was able to identify 30.2% (115/381) of the isolates to the species level (score values of ≥2.000) and 49.3% to the genus level (score values of 1.700-1.999). When the identification cutoff value was lowered from ≥2.000 to ≥1.700, the species-level identification rate increased to 79.5% with a slight rise of false identification from 2.6 to 5.0%. From another aspect, a correct species-level identification rate of 89% could be reached by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system regardless of the score values obtained. The Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system had a moderate performance in identification of Aspergillus directly inoculated on solid agar media. Continued expansion of the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS database and adoption of alternative cutoff values for interpretation are required to improve the performance of the system for identifying highly diverse species of clinically encountered Aspergillus isolates.

  3. Discrimination of Aspergillus isolates at the species and strain level by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry fingerprinting.

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    Hettick, Justin M; Green, Brett J; Buskirk, Amanda D; Kashon, Michael L; Slaven, James E; Janotka, Erika; Blachere, Francoise M; Schmechel, Detlef; Beezhold, Donald H

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    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was used to generate highly reproducible mass spectral fingerprints for 12 species of fungi of the genus Aspergillus and 5 different strains of Aspergillus flavus. Prior to MALDI-TOF MS analysis, the fungi were subjected to three 1-min bead beating cycles in an acetonitrile/trifluoroacetic acid solvent. The mass spectra contain abundant peaks in the range of 5 to 20kDa and may be used to discriminate between species unambiguously. A discriminant analysis using all peaks from the MALDI-TOF MS data yielded error rates for classification of 0 and 18.75% for resubstitution and cross-validation methods, respectively. If a subset of 28 significant peaks is chosen, resubstitution and cross-validation error rates are 0%. Discriminant analysis of the MALDI-TOF MS data for 5 strains of A. flavus using all peaks yielded error rates for classification of 0 and 5% for resubstitution and cross-validation methods, respectively. These data indicate that MALDI-TOF MS data may be used for unambiguous identification of members of the genus Aspergillus at both the species and strain levels.

  4. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry: a Fundamental Shift in the Routine Practice of Clinical Microbiology

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    Clark, Andrew E.; Kaleta, Erin J.; Arora, Amit

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    SUMMARY Within the past decade, clinical microbiology laboratories experienced revolutionary changes in the way in which microorganisms are identified, moving away from slow, traditional microbial identification algorithms toward rapid molecular methods and mass spectrometry (MS). Historically, MS was clinically utilized as a high-complexity method adapted for protein-centered analysis of samples in chemistry and hematology laboratories. Today, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight (MALDI-TOF) MS is adapted for use in microbiology laboratories, where it serves as a paradigm-shifting, rapid, and robust method for accurate microbial identification. Multiple instrument platforms, marketed by well-established manufacturers, are beginning to displace automated phenotypic identification instruments and in some cases genetic sequence-based identification practices. This review summarizes the current position of MALDI-TOF MS in clinical research and in diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratories and serves as a primer to examine the “nuts and bolts” of MALDI-TOF MS, highlighting research associated with sample preparation, spectral analysis, and accuracy. Currently available MALDI-TOF MS hardware and software platforms that support the use of MALDI-TOF with direct and precultured specimens and integration of the technology into the laboratory workflow are also discussed. Finally, this review closes with a prospective view of the future of MALDI-TOF MS in the clinical microbiology laboratory to accelerate diagnosis and microbial identification to improve patient care. PMID:23824373

  5. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry: a fundamental shift in the routine practice of clinical microbiology.

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    Clark, Andrew E; Kaleta, Erin J; Arora, Amit; Wolk, Donna M

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    Within the past decade, clinical microbiology laboratories experienced revolutionary changes in the way in which microorganisms are identified, moving away from slow, traditional microbial identification algorithms toward rapid molecular methods and mass spectrometry (MS). Historically, MS was clinically utilized as a high-complexity method adapted for protein-centered analysis of samples in chemistry and hematology laboratories. Today, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) MS is adapted for use in microbiology laboratories, where it serves as a paradigm-shifting, rapid, and robust method for accurate microbial identification. Multiple instrument platforms, marketed by well-established manufacturers, are beginning to displace automated phenotypic identification instruments and in some cases genetic sequence-based identification practices. This review summarizes the current position of MALDI-TOF MS in clinical research and in diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratories and serves as a primer to examine the "nuts and bolts" of MALDI-TOF MS, highlighting research associated with sample preparation, spectral analysis, and accuracy. Currently available MALDI-TOF MS hardware and software platforms that support the use of MALDI-TOF with direct and precultured specimens and integration of the technology into the laboratory workflow are also discussed. Finally, this review closes with a prospective view of the future of MALDI-TOF MS in the clinical microbiology laboratory to accelerate diagnosis and microbial identification to improve patient care.

  6. Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry analyser in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory in a developing country

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    Atang Bulane

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    Objective: We compared MALDI-TOF MS against two commercial systems, MicroScan Walkaway and VITEK 2 MS. Methods: Over a three-month period from July 2013 to September 2013, a total of 227 bacteria and yeasts were collected from an academic microbiology laboratory (N = 121; 87 Gramnegatives, seven Gram-positives, 27 yeasts and other laboratories (N = 106; 35 Gram-negatives, 34 Gram-positives, 37 yeasts. Sixty-five positive blood cultures were initially processed with Bruker Sepsityper kit for direct identification. Results: From the 65 blood culture bottles, four grew more than one bacterial pathogen and MALDI-TOF MS identified only one isolate. The blood cultures yielded 21 Gram-negatives, 43 Gram-positives and one Candida. There were 21 Escherirchia coli isolates which were reported by the MALDI-TOF MS as E. coli/Shigella. Of the total 292 isolates, discrepant results were found for one bacterial and three yeast isolates. Discrepant results were resolved by testing with the API system with MALDI-TOF MS showing 100% correlation. Conclusion: The MALDI-TOF MS proved to be very useful for rapid and reliable identification of bacteria and yeasts directly from blood cultures and after culture of other specimens. The difference in time to identification was significant for all isolates. However, for positive blood cultures with minimal sample preparation time there was a massive difference in turn-around time with great appreciation by clinicians.

  7. Identification of clinically relevant Corynebacterium strains by Api Coryne, MALDI-TOF-mass spectrometry and molecular approaches.

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    Alibi, S; Ferjani, A; Gaillot, O; Marzouk, M; Courcol, R; Boukadida, J

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    We evaluated the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) for the identification of 97 Corynebacterium clinical in comparison to identification strains by Api Coryne and MALDI-TOF-MS using 16S rRNA gene and hypervariable region of rpoB genes sequencing as a reference method. C. striatum was the predominant species isolated followed by C. amycolatum. There was an agreement between Api Coryne strips and MALDI-TOF-MS identification in 88.65% of cases. MALDI-TOF-MS was unable to differentiate C. aurimucosum from C. minutissimum and C. minutissimum from C. singulare but reliably identify 92 of 97 (94.84%) strains. Two strains remained incompletely identified to the species level by MALDI-TOF-MS and molecular approaches. They belonged to Cellulomonas and Pseudoclavibacter genus. In conclusion, MALDI-TOF-MS is a rapid and reliable method for the identification of Corynebacterium species. However, some limits have been noted and have to be resolved by the application of molecular methods. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier SAS.

  8. Direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry improves appropriateness of antibiotic treatment of bacteremia.

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    Anne L M Vlek

    Full Text Available Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS allows the identification of microorganisms directly from positive blood culture broths. Use of the MALDI-TOF MS for rapid identification of microorganisms from blood culture broths can reduce the turnaround time to identification and may lead to earlier appropriate treatment of bacteremia. During February and April 2010, direct MALDI-TOF MS was routinely performed on all positive blood cultures. During December 2009 and March 2010 no direct MALDI-TOF MS was used. Information on antibiotic therapy was collected from the hospital and intensive care units' information systems from all positive blood cultures during the study period. In total, 253 episodes of bacteremia were included of which 89 during the intervention period and 164 during the control period. Direct performance of MALDI-TOF MS on positive blood culture broths reduced the time till species identification by 28.8-h and was associated with an 11.3% increase in the proportion of patients receiving appropriate antibiotic treatment 24 hours after blood culture positivity (64.0% in the control period versus 75.3% in the intervention period (p0.01. Routine implementation of this technique increased the proportion of patients on adequate antimicrobial treatment within 24 hours.

  9. Direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry improves appropriateness of antibiotic treatment of bacteremia.

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    Vlek, Anne L M; Bonten, Marc J M; Boel, C H Edwin

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    Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) allows the identification of microorganisms directly from positive blood culture broths. Use of the MALDI-TOF MS for rapid identification of microorganisms from blood culture broths can reduce the turnaround time to identification and may lead to earlier appropriate treatment of bacteremia. During February and April 2010, direct MALDI-TOF MS was routinely performed on all positive blood cultures. During December 2009 and March 2010 no direct MALDI-TOF MS was used. Information on antibiotic therapy was collected from the hospital and intensive care units' information systems from all positive blood cultures during the study period. In total, 253 episodes of bacteremia were included of which 89 during the intervention period and 164 during the control period. Direct performance of MALDI-TOF MS on positive blood culture broths reduced the time till species identification by 28.8-h and was associated with an 11.3% increase in the proportion of patients receiving appropriate antibiotic treatment 24 hours after blood culture positivity (64.0% in the control period versus 75.3% in the intervention period (p0.01)). Routine implementation of this technique increased the proportion of patients on adequate antimicrobial treatment within 24 hours.

  10. Música y expresión corporal estudio en niños/as de primer año de educación básica del centro educativo comunitaria intercultural bilingüe “Àngel Erminio Silva Olivo”. Llactapamba – matriz – alausi. 2016.

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    Mullo Valente, David

    2017-01-01

    La presente investigación denominada “Música y Expresión Corporal estudio en niños/as de Primer año de Educación Básica del Centro Educativo Comunitaria Intercultural Bilingüe “Ángel Erminio Silva Olivo” Llactapamba – Matriz – Alausi 2016. El propósito determinar el problema ¿Cómo influye la música en el desarrollo de la expresión corporal?, por lo cual se planteó como Objetivo general. Determinar la influencia de la música en el desarrollo de la expresión corporal. Para fundamentar se revisó...

  11. Preparo de Itens de Ensaio de Proficiência em Matriz Queijo para a Pesquisa de Salmonella spp. | Preparation of Proficienc Test Items for Salmonella spp. Detection in Cheese Matrix

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    Juliana de Castro Beltrão da Costa

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A participação de laboratórios analíticos em ensaio de proficiência permite a verificação da confiabilidade dos resultados gerados nas análises de controle da qualidade. O objetivo deste estudo foi produzir um lote de itens de ensaio (IE a ser utilizado em ensaio de proficiência (EP para pesquisa de Salmonella spp. em matriz queijo. Queijo Minas Frescal (QMF Ultrafiltrado foi utilizado como matriz e fortificado com uma cepa de Salmonella Enteritidis. A trealose foi utilizada como crioprotetor e a liofilização como técnica de preservação. O lote foi avaliado quanto a verificação do vácuo, teste da homogeneidade, estudo da estabilidade em longo prazo nas temperaturas de -70oC (referência e -20oC (armazenamento e em curto prazo nas temperaturas de 4, 25 e 35ºC (transporte. O lote apresentou presença de vácuo em 95,6% dos frascos e foi considerado suficientemente homogêneo. Os IE apresentaram estabilidade a -70ºC superior a 360 dias e a -20ºC superior a 160 dias. Os IE demonstraram ser estáveis por até seis dias nas temperaturas de 4 e 25ºC, mas não a 35ºC. Conclui-se que a metodologia utilizada foi satisfatória para produção de IE para o ensaio de pesquisa de Salmonella spp. em matriz queijo. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The participation of analytical laboratories in proficiency testing allows the verification of the reliability of results in analysis of quality control. The aim of this study was to produce a batch of test items (TI to be used in a proficiency assay for Salmonella spp. research in a cheese matrix. Ultrafiltered Minas cheese was used as the matrix and spiked with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. Trehalose was used as cryoprotectant, and freeze-drying was used as the preservation technique. The batch was evaluated for vacuum verification, homogeneity study, and long-term stability testing at temperatures of -70ºC (reference

  12. Estudo histoquímico de proteínas fibrilares da matriz extracelular em neoplasias mamárias benignas e malignas na espécie canina

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    Ana Maria Cristina Rabello Pinto da Fonseca Martins

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A finalidade do presente trabalho foi estudar algumas das proteínas fibrilares da matriz extracelular de 54 neoplasias mamárias benignas e malignas na espécie canina, utilizando métodos histoquímicos: Picrosirius associado à polarização para fibras colágenas , método de Gordon - Sweats para fibras reticulares e método de Weigert com e sem oxidação para fibras elásticas. Evidenciou-se na matriz uma grande variabilidade na quantidade, distribuição e características dos componentes matriciais presentes nos diferentes tipos de neoplasias. Detectou-se, assim, colágeno I, III e elementos do sistema elástico, distribuídos diferentemente nas neoplasias benignas e malignas. O método Picrosirius simples e associado à polarização permitiu a visualização do colágeno sob a forma de fibras espessas distribuídas irregularmente no estroma dos carcinomas e de modo mais ordenado e regular nas neoplasias benignas e, fibras mais finas, em menor quantidade, irregularmente e aleatoriamente dispostas nos carcinomas e regularmente nas neoplasias benigna. Sob luz polarizada os feixes de fibras colágenas , apresentaram diferentes comprimentos, avermelhados ou amarelados e fortemente birrefringentes, sugerindo serem colágeno tipo I e, entremeando as fibras, algumas mais finas ,pálidas, esverdeadas e fracamente birrefringentes, presumivelmente colágeno tipo III. Em áreas condrometaplásicas, tanto nos carcinomas como nas neoplasias benignas notou-se que os feixes colágenos apresentavam-se com fibras finas, paralelas, limitando regiões estreitas onde os condrócitos se aninhavam, e, rodeando esta área, feixes de fibras espessas, anastomosadas, dispostas irregularmente nos carcinomas e ordenadamente e paralelas nas neoplasias benignas. Sob luz polarizada, essa população entre condrócitos era formada por fibras pálidas e amareladas, sugerindo padrão tipo II e na faixa circundante, feixes fortemente birrefringentes, sugerindo o padr

  13. Herdabilidade de características de produção e postura em matrizes de codornas de corte Heritability of production and laying traits in meat-type quails

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    Bruno Bastos Teixeira

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se no presente trabalho determinar herdabilidades de características de desempenho produtivo e reprodutivo de diferentes grupos genéticos de matrizes de codornas de corte, estimando os parâmetros genéticos por meio de análises univariadas. Foram avaliados dois grupos genéticos (UFV1 e UFV2, no período de 2006 a 2009, sendo acompanhadas cinco gerações, totalizando 2136 matrizes. As codornas foram pesadas ao nascimento, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 77, 112 e 147 dias de idade. Foram avaliados ovos de cada codorna, coletados por três dias consecutivos, durante quatro períodos de 35 dias e medidos a largura e comprimento dos ovos, pesos de gema, casca e albúmen. Também foi avaliada a gravidade específica dos ovos e mensuradas a taxa de postura total e a idade ao primeiro ovo. Foram realizadas análises univariadas para estimação dos componentes de variância, utilizando-se o método da máxima verossimilhança restrita, por meio do programa MTDFREML e calculadas as hedabilidades. Para as características de qualidade dos ovos, as herdabilidades apresentaram valores de moderados a altos (0,13 à 0,55, valores elevados para crescimento (0,64 à 0,68 e moderados a alto para forma do ovo (0,10 à 0,57. As estimativas de herdabilidades encontradas para qualidade dos ovos indicam uma alta variabilidade genética para ambos os grupos genéticos. Já para os pesos, indicaram que a seleção dentro da população poderia resultar em aumentos dos pesos por meio da seleção baseada na informação individual. Para as características de forma de ovo, os valores de herdabilidade sugerem a possibilidade de grupos genéticos que atendam a um padrão de forma.The objective of this study to determine the heritability of characteristics of productive and reproductive performance of different genetic groups of arrays of meat quails, estimating genetic parameters using univariate analyzes. We evaluated two genetic groups (UFV1 and UFV2 in the

  14. FABRICACIÓN Y CARACTERIZACIÓN DE UNA MATRIZ TRIDIMENSIONAL DE HIDROXIAPATITA MACROPOROSA PARA APLICACIÓN EN INGENIERÍA DE TEJIDOS ÓSEOS

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    Marcela Rincón

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    Full Text Available La ingeniería de tejido óseo surge como una nueva opción para el tratamiento de muchos tipos de afecciones, entre ellas las enfermedades óseas, permitiendo resolver múltiples problemas en el área médica. El desarrollo de una matriz de hidroxiapatita para cultivo de células óseas permitirá contar con otra alternativa para enfrentar las enfermedades causadas en el hueso y articulaciones que frecuentemente llevan a la discapacidad en las personas. En este trabajo se obtuvo hidroxiapatita sintética por la ruta de precipitación a partir de fosfato de amonio NH4H2PO4 y nitrato de calcio Ca(NO32.4H2O. Se formaron matrices en las cuales se indujo macroporosidad con el agente natural Zea mays, con partículas entre 350 µm y 600 µm, y microporosidad con celulosa en proporciones peso/peso de 4% y 8%. Las muestras fueron caracterizadas con pruebas de compresión, microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM, que incluyó espectroscopia por dispersión de energía de rayos X (EDS y difracción de rayos X (DRX. Se obtuvieron matrices macroporosas de hidroxiapatita cristalina con un diámetro de poro entre 300 µm y 500 µm en promedio, con porosidades entre 35,85% y 45,61%, densidades en el rango de 1,48-1,77 g/cm³ y relación Ca/P de 1,7. Para los bloques con 4% de agente microporoso la resistencia a la compresión fue de 1,06 MPa y el módulo de elasticidad, de 67,15 MPa. Los bloques con 8% tuvieron una resistencia a la compresión de 1,08 MPa y un módulo de elasticidad de 54,65 MPa.Bone tissue engineering came up as a new option treatment for different kinds of illness, among them bone diseases. All this development has allowed solving multiple medical problems. The development of a hydroxyapatite scaffold for bone cells culture will be another alternative to attend several diseases that are caused on bones and that usually lead to disabilities in people. In this study synthetic hydroxyapatite was produced by a precipitation route with amonium

  15. Alteração precoce da matriz extracelular e parâmetros diastólicos na síndrome metabólica

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    Angela B. S. Santos

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Síndrome Metabólica (SM está associada com maior risco cardiovascular, porém não está claro se as alterações miocárdicas presentes nessa condição, como a disfunção diastólica, são consequência de mecanismos sistêmicos ou de efeitos diretos no miocárdio. OBJETIVOS: Comparar função diastólica, biomarcadores de atividade da Matriz Extracelular (MEC, inflamação e estresse hemodinâmico, em pacientes com SM e controles saudáveis. MÉTODOS: Pacientes com SM (n = 76 e controles saudáveis (n = 30 foram avaliados clinicamente e submetidos a exame ecocardiográfico e mensuração dos níveis plasmáticos de metaloproteinase-9 (MMP9, inibidor tecidual da metaloproteinase-1 (TIMP1, proteína C reativa ultrassensível (PCR-us, resistência insulínica (HOMA-RI e NT-proBNP. RESULTADOS: O grupo SM apresentou menor onda E' (10,1 ± 3,0 cm/s vs. 11,9 ± 2,6 cm/s, p = 0,005, maiores valores para onda A (63,4 ± 14,1 vs. 53,1 ± 8,9 cm/s, p < 0,001, razão E/E'(8,0 ± 2,2 vs. 6,3 ± 1,2; p < 0,001, MMP9 (502,9 ± 237,1 vs. 330,4 ± 162,7 ng/mL, p < 0,001, PCR-us (p = 0,001 e HOMA-RI (p < 0,001, sem diferença nos níveis de TIMP1 e NT-proBNP. Na análise multivariada, apenas MMP9 foi independentemente associada a SM. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes com SM apresentaram diferenças em medidas ecocardiográficas de função diastólica, na atividade da MEC, PCR-us e HOMA-RI em relação aos controles. Porém, somente MMP9 foi independentemente associada com SM. Esses achados sugerem que os efeitos precoces da SM sobre a atividade da MEC podem não ser detectados nas medidas ecocardiográficas de função diastólica usuais.

  16. Celulitis por citomegalovirus

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    A. Ruiz Lascano

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones cutáneas por citomegalovirus (CMV son infrecuentes y a menudo una manifestación tardía de una enfermedad sistémica, que generalmente anuncia un curso fatal. Comunicamos un caso de celulitis por CMV: una mujer de 70 años con trasplante renal efectuado 1 mes antes de la consulta, terapia inmunosupresora con ciclosporina A y metilprednisona. La paciente ingresó por fiebre, dolor e impotencia funcional en pierna derecha. Comprobamos la existencia de una placa de 8 por 4 cm eritematoedematosa. La tratamos con antibióticos sin mejoría, por lo que realizamos un estudio histopatológico de piel que mostró cambios citopáticos compatibles con infección por CMV. Los cultivos bacteriológicos y micológicos fueron negativos. La inmunohistoquímica específica para CMV y el estudio de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR de la biopsia de piel fueron positivas, al igual que la antigenemia. El tratamiento con ganciclovir produjo la mejoría del cuadro clínico. En la literatura revisada no hemos encontrado la celulitis como manifestación de enfermedad cutánea por CMV.

  17. Reciclagem de Cavacos de Titânio para a Deposição de Revestimentos Duros por Soldagem

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    José Gedael Fagundes Júnior

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    Full Text Available O titânio é um metal nobre e possui excelentes propriedades biomecânicas, podendo assim ser plenamente aceito pelo organismo humano. A grande demanda na utilização de implantes dentários, fabricados a partir de ligas de titânio traz consigo um aumento significativo na geração de resíduos (cavacos, resultantes dos processos de usinagem empregados. Com o objetivo de reduzir os impactos ambientais, soluções alternativas para a reutilização de tais resíduos têm sido estudadas. O carboneto de titânio (TiC possui elevada dureza, o que potencialmente permitiria a sua utilização como reforço em revestimentos antidesgaste aplicados em equipamentos das indústrias sucroalcooleira e mineradoras. Neste trabalho cavacos de ligas a base de titânio foram processados e utilizados como matéria prima para a fabricação de consumíveis experimentais de soldagem. Cordões de solda foram produzidos sobre amostras de aço-carbono por soldagem a arco elétrico com proteção gasosa e eletrodo de tungstênio (tradução do termo inglês GTAW. A caracterização microestrutural do metal de solda foi realizada por MEV e difração de raios-X. O comportamento mecânico dos revestimentos foi analisado por meio de um ultramicrodurômetro digital. Verificou-se que a microestrutura do metal de solda era composta por partículas não prismáticas de alta dureza distribuídas em uma matriz ferrítica. Medidas feitas por microanálise EDS mostraram diferenças na concentração de titânio entre a matriz e as partículas duras, onde maiores teores deste elemento foram identificados. A análise cristalográfica confirmou que houve a formação de carbonetos de titânio envoltos por uma matriz de ferrita.

  18. Características tecnológicas da madeira de árvores matrizes de Eucalyptus grandis.

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    Clovis Roberto Haselein

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi caracterizar árvores matrizes de Eucalyptus grandis em relação a características tecnológicas da madeira. Foram selecionadas 63 árvores matrizes, pertencentes a um povoamento comercial localizado no litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul. As árvores foram abatidas e, com base nos dados dendrométricos, calculou-se o volume comercial com e sem casca, o fator de forma, a conicidade e a relação altura/diâmetro. Quanto à madeira, foi analisada a massa específica básica, os percentuais volumétricos de cerne, alburno e casca, as rachaduras de topo das toras e das tábuas, os empenamentos e os defeitos visuais das tábuas, tais como nós e bolsa de resina. A massa específica básica, cuja média inclui a madeira dessa espécie entre as moderadamente leves a pesadas, mostrou uma tendência decrescente entre o DAP e 25% da altura comercial e, a partir daí, crescente até 100% da mesma. O percentual volumétrico de cerne apresentou valores médios crescentes desde a base até 25% da altura comercial e, a partir daí, diminuiu até 100% da altura comercial, sendo que a média geral foi de 75,7%. O comprimento médio das rachaduras de topo em tábuas de Eucalyptus grandis foi de 63%. A alta porcentagem de rachaduras de topo foi atribuída à posição de retirada das tábuas, próxima à medula. Já a variabilidade das rachaduras de topo encontrada para as toras (CV=60% possibilita a seleção de árvores com menor tendência em apresentar esse defeito.

  19. Classificação de sombra em imagens orbitais e aéreas utilizando uma matriz de co-ocorrência modificada

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    Jorge Antonio Silva Centeno

    Full Text Available Embora seja considerada útil para a identificação de objetos mais elevados, a presença de sombras pode ser um elemento prejudicial na extração de informações quando esconde objetos de menor altura. Neste trabalho é descrito o desenvolvimento conceitual e exemplos de aplicação de um método para a segmentação de sombras em imagens de satélite e fotografias aéreas baseado na análise da matriz de co-ocorrência. A matriz de co-ocorrência traduz a relação entre o pixel e sua vizinhança, o que permite identificar áreas uniformes e escuras, que correspondem a sombras. Com esta premissa, foi proposto um método que analisa a diagonal principal da matriz de co-ocorrência e identifica nela os agrupamentos associados a sombras. Para delimitar as sombras, é usada uma função contextual derivada da melhor reta perpendicular à diagonal principal da matriz de co-ocorrência que separa áreas escuras e uniformes. Testes com imagens aéreas e de satélite são apresentados para ilustrar o método. O método proposto é do tipo adaptativo e pode ser usado tanto em imagens de 8 bits como também estendido à maiores resoluções radiométricas, além disso seu funcionamento não é afetado pela eventual contribuição atmosférica, que afeta principalmente as bandas do visível.

  20. Interaction of leukemic cells with proteins of the extracellular matrix Interações de células leucêmicas com proteínas da matriz extracelular

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    Adriana Rodrigues-Anjos

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    Full Text Available The interaction of neoplastic cells with basement membrane molecules is the first step for the dissemination of tumor cells in vivo. Leukemic cells have a great ability to spread in the host, since cells are released from the bone marrow to the circulation. In this study we analysed whether CEM, U937, K562 and HL-60 cells were able to attach to different concentrations of laminin and/or fibronectin and/or type IV collagen. Attachment to type IV collagen was low, but it increased with the addition of laminin and occurred in all four leukemic cell lines. On the other hand, attachment to fibronectin was higher, but it decreased with the addition of laminin in the assays using U937 and HL-60 cells. The combination of type IV collagen and fibronectin was a good substratum for cellular attachment. However, the addition of laminin to this substratum impaired its attachment activity in U937, HL-60 and K562. These data suggest that laminin may control cellular attachment to the extracellular matrix during leukemic dissemination in hosts in different ways.A interação de células neoplásicas com moléculas da membrana basal é a primeira etapa para a disseminação, in vivo, de células tumorais in vivo. As células leucêmicas possuem grande capacidade de espraiamento e disseminação no organismo uma vez que as mesmas são liberadas da medula óssea para a circulação. Neste trabalho avaliamos a capacidade das linhagens celulares CEM, U937, K562 and HL-60 em aderirem a uma matriz extracelular constituída por diferentes concentrações de laminina e,ou fibronectina e sobre colágeno IV. A adesão de todas a linhagens leucêmicas a colágeno IV foi baixa, mas aumentou com a associação à laminina. Por outro lado, as células U937 e HL-60 apresentaram alta ligação à fibronectina porém, foi reduzida com a adição de laminina. A associação de colágeno IV e fibronectina possibilitou um bom substrato para a adesão celular. Entretanto, a adi

  1. A role for archaeal organisms in development of atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques and myxoid matrices Um papel para organismos de arqueia no desenvolvimento de placas ateroscleróticas vulner��veis e matriz mixomatosa

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    Maria L Higuchi

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Vulnerable plaques are characterized by a myxoid matrix, necrotic lipidic core, reactive oxygen species, and high levels of microorganisms. Aerobic microbes such as Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae usually do not survive in oxidative stress media. Archaea are anaerobic microbes with powerful anti-oxidative enzymes that allow detoxification of free radicals whose presence might favor the survival of aerobic microorganisms. We searched for archaeal organisms in vulnerable plaques, and possible associations with myxoid matrix, chlamydia, and mycoplasma bodies. METHODS: Twenty-nine tissue samples from 13 coronary artherectomies from large excentric ostial or bifurcational lesions were studied using optical and electron microscopy. Infectious agents compatible with archaea, chlamydia, and mycoplasma were semiquantified using electron micrographs and correlated with the amounts of fibromuscular tissue, myxoid matrix, and foam cells, as determined from semi-thin sections. Six of the cases were also submitted to polymerase chain reaction with archaeal primers. RESULTS: All 13 specimens showed archaeal-compatible structures and chlamydial and mycoplasmal bodies in at least 1 sample. There was a positive correlation between extent of the of myxoid matrix and archaeal bodies (r = 0.44, P = 0.02; between archaeal and mycoplasmal bodies (r = 0.41, P = 0.03, and between chlamydial bodies and foam cells (r = 0.42; P = 0.03. The PCR test was positive for archaeal DNA in 4 of the 6 fragments. DISCUSSION: DNA and forms suggestive of archaea are present in vulnerable plaques and may have a fundamental role in the proliferation of mycoplasma and chlamydia. This seems to be the first description of apparently pathogenic archaea in human internal organ lesions.PROPOSTA: Placas vulneráveis são caracterizadas por matriz mixomatosa, centro lipídico necrótico, espécies reativas de oxigênio e alto níveis de microorganismos. Micróbios aer

  2. Síntesis de una matriz cuasiceramica destinada a la obtención de fundentes aglomerados para proceso SAW y evaluación cinético-termodinámica de su proceso de humectación Synthesis of a cuasiceramic matrix destined to the obtaining of agglomerated fuxes for the SAW process and kinetic and thermodynamic evaluations of its humectation process

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    Rafael Quintana-Puchol

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se expone una concepción de la síntesis por sinterización, a relativa baja temperatura, de una matriz cuasicerámica amorfa destinada a la confección de fundentes aglomerados para el proceso SAW. Para diseñar la matriz cuasicerámica se hace una valoración de la composición química de los concentrados minerales de feldespato, zeolita y calcita, así como de la relación SiO2/Al2O3 de los alumosilicatos. También, como herramientas estratégicas para la síntesis, se usa el diagrama de fase SiO2-Al2O3-CaO, los índices de basicidad y de actividad química y la temperatura Temman. Mediante valoración del espectro de DRX de la matriz y un novedoso criterio sobre el grado de sinterización se selecciona la variante de síntesis más adecuada. También se hace una valoración cinética y termodinámica del proceso de absorción isotérmica de la humectación por los granos de la matriz. El modelo de las isotermas de Langmuir se ajusta aceptablemente para describir el proceso de absorción de humedad por los granos de la matriz. La determinación de los valores de las constantes de las isotermas de Langmuir a diferentes humedades relativas y temperaturas permitió calcular los valores de entalpía, entropía y energía libre de Gibbs del proceso de adsorción.In the this paper is presented a conception of the synthesis by sinterización at relative low temperature, of an amorphous cuasiceramic matrix to be used in agglomerated flux in the SAW process. In the design of the cuasiceramic it was made a valuation of the chemical composition of the diferent mineral concentrates (feldspar, zeolite and calcite, as well as of the relationship SiO2/Al2O3 of the alumosilicates. Also, as strategic tools for synthesis were used the phase diagram SiO2-Al2O3-CaO, the basicity and chemical activity indexes and the Temman temperature. It was selected the more appropriate synthesis variant by a valuation of the DRX spectrum of the matrix

  3. Evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry for identification of clinically important yeast species.

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    Stevenson, Lindsay G; Drake, Steven K; Shea, Yvonne R; Zelazny, Adrian M; Murray, Patrick R

    2010-10-01

    We evaluated the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the rapid identification of yeast species. Using Bruker Daltonics MALDI BioTyper software, we created a spectral database library with m/z ratios of 2,000 to 20,000 Da for 109 type and reference strains of yeast (44 species in 8 genera). The database was tested for accuracy by use of 194 clinical isolates (23 species in 6 genera). A total of 192 (99.0%) of the clinical isolates were identified accurately by MALDI-TOF MS. The MALDI-TOF MS-based method was found to be reproducible and accurate, with low consumable costs and minimal preparation time.

  4. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in the clinical mycology laboratory: identification of fungi and beyond.

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    Posteraro, Brunella; De Carolis, Elena; Vella, Antonietta; Sanguinetti, Maurizio

    2013-04-01

    MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) is becoming essential in most clinical microbiology laboratories throughout the world. Its successful use is mainly attributable to the low operational costs, the universality and flexibility of detection, as well as the specificity and speed of analysis. Based on characteristic protein spectra obtained from intact cells - by means of simple, rapid and reproducible preanalytical and analytical protocols - MALDI-TOF MS allows a highly discriminatory identification of yeasts and filamentous fungi starting from colonies. Whenever used early, direct identification of yeasts from positive blood cultures has the potential to greatly shorten turnaround times and to improve laboratory diagnosis of fungemia. More recently, but still at an infancy stage, MALDI-TOF MS is used to perform strain typing and to determine antifungal drug susceptibility. In this article, the authors discuss how the MALDI-TOF MS technology is destined to become a powerful tool for routine mycological diagnostics.

  5. Direct detection of the plant pathogens Burkholderia glumae, Burkholderia gladioli pv. gladioli, and Erwinia chrysanthemi pv. zeae in infected rice seedlings using matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Kajiwara, Hideyuki

    2016-01-01

    The plant pathogens Burkholderia glumae, Burkholderia gladioli pv. gladioli, and Erwinia chrysanthemi pv. zeae were directly detected in extracts from infected rice seedlings by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). This method did not require culturing of the pathogens on artificial medium. In the MALDI-TOF MS analysis, peaks originating from bacteria were found in extracts from infected rice seedlings. The spectral peaks showed significantly high scores, in spite of minor differences in spectra. The spectral peaks originating from host plant tissues did not affect this direct MALDI-TOF MS analysis for the rapid identification of plant pathogens. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Eletroerosão por fio em metal duro para ferramentas de estampagem de lâminas de motores elétricos

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    Hespanhol, Heber de Carvalho

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica. O processo de eletroerosão por fio é utilizado atualmente na fabricação da maioria das matrizes e punções de metal duro (carbeto de tungstênio), usados em ferramentas de estampagem de aços para motores elétricos. As indústrias de eletrodomésticos, motores elétricos industriais, transformadores e compressores herméticos, utilizam ferramentas progressivas de...

  7. Fatores associados à procura por serviços de saúde: diferenças entre mulheres e homens

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    Cleice Daiana Levorato

    2012-01-01

    Os valores da cultura masculina envolvem comportamentos de risco à saúde, sendo que a forma como os homens constroem e vivenciam a sua masculinidade torna-se uma das matrizes masculinas dos modos de adoecer e morrer. Objetivos: Considerando-se a relevância para o planejamento de políticas de saúde, este estudo abarcou, enquanto objetivo geral: Descrever e analisar os fatores associados à procura dos serviços de saúde por pessoas do sexo masculino e sexo feminino. Os objetivos específicos visa...

  8. Melhoria do processo Hatschek, por meio de tratamento de dados históricos, para fabricação de telhas onduladas.

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    Aline Basso de Oliveira

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    As telhas de cimento-amianto são utilizadas mundialmente nas construções comerciais, residenciais e industriais. O amianto foi a primeira aplicação de fibra natural em escala industrial. Esta fibra foi incorporada na forma do mineral (asbesto) como reforço de matrizes à base do cimento. O processo de fabricação de telhas de cimento-amianto mais utilizado mundialmente foi patenteado em 1900 por Ludwig Hatschek, recebendo o mesmo nome. O objetivo deste trabalho foi a melhoria do processo indust...

  9. Avaliação do perfil eletroforético das proteínas séricas em matrizes pesadas (Gallus Gallus Domesticus da linhagem Avian Farm Serum protein electrophoresis evaluation in adult broiler breeders (Gallus Gallus Domesticus of the Avian Farm strain

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar o perfil eletroforético das proteínas séricas em matrizes pesadas (Gallus Gallus Domesticus sadias, da linhagem Avian Farm. Foram utilizadas 15 matrizes com 63 semanas de idade, provenientes do município de Conchas, São Paulo. Utilizou-se o método de biureto para a obtenção dos valores da proteína sérica total e a separação das frações protéicas pela técnica da eletroforese em gel de agarose, e a leitura do filme realizada por densitometria em 520nM. Obteve-se um total de sete frações, sendo que a beta1 - globulina e beta2 - globulina encontradas não foram citadas pelos autores consultados na literatura. A fração pré-albumina foi identificada em apenas seis das 15 amostras examinadas. Observou-se em cinco matrizes a divisão da gama - globulina em duas frações, denominadas gama - 1 e gama - 2, de acordo com suas mobilidades eletroforéticas. A relação albumina/globulina (A/G encontrada corrobora com os autores citados, demonstrando que esta diminui com o aumento da idade.This work is aimed to determine the profile of electrophoretic serum protein in healthy adult broiler breeders (Gallus gallus domesticus of the Avian farm strain. Fifteen breeders aging 63 weeks from Conchas, city located in the State of São Paulo, were assessed. The biuret method was used to obtain the total serum protein values and protein fractions separation through electrophoresis technique in agarose gel, and film reading through densitometry in 520nM. Seven fractions were obtained, whereas, beta1 - globulin and beta2 - globulin were not cited by the authors in the textbooks checked. The prealbumin fraction was identified only in six out of 15 samples analyzed. In five breeders, it was observed the division of gamma - globulin into two fractions named gamma - 1 and gamma - 2, according to the electrophoretic mobilities. The relation albumin/globulin (A/G found in the experiment agrees with the other

  10. Electrocardiografo por computadora

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    Tinoco Hernandez, Rosanna; Paredes Bejarano, Margarita; Romero Chaglia, Norman; Yapur Auad, Miguel Eduardo

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    El presente trabajo trata sobrees el diseño y la implementación de un graficador de señales cardiacas por computadora, para lo cual diseñamos un circuito electrónico capaz de recibir la senal analógica proveniente de la actividad electrica del corazón , amplificarla, y luego convertirla en una señal digital para ser procesada por software y finalmente ser graficada, siendo posible así observar la señal cardiaca en el monitor de un computador como un tren de pulsos. Cabe destacar que par...

  11. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for rapid identification of fungal rhinosinusitis pathogens.

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    Huang, Yanfei; Wang, Jinglin; Zhang, Mingxin; Zhu, Min; Wang, Mei; Sun, Yufeng; Gu, Haitong; Cao, Jingjing; Li, Xue; Zhang, Shaoya; Lu, Xinxin

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    Filamentous fungi are among the most important pathogens, causing fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS). Current laboratory diagnosis of FRS pathogens mainly relies on phenotypic identification by culture and microscopic examination, which is time consuming and expertise dependent. Although matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) MS has been employed to identify various fungi, its efficacy in the identification of FRS fungi is less clear. A total of 153 FRS isolates obtained from patients were analysed at the Clinical Laboratory at the Beijing Tongren Hospital affiliated to the Capital Medical University, between January 2014 and December 2015. They were identified by traditional phenotypic methods and Bruker MALDI-TOF MS (Bruker, Biotyper version 3.1), respectively. Discrepancies between the two methods were further validated by sequencing. Among the 153 isolates, 151 had correct species identification using MALDI-TOF MS (Bruker, Biot 3.1, score ≥2.0 or 2.3). MALDI-TOF MS enabled identification of some very closely related species that were indistinguishable by conventional phenotypic methods, including 1/10 Aspergillus versicolor, 3/20 Aspergillus flavus, 2/30 Aspergillus fumigatus and 1/20 Aspergillus terreus, which were misidentified by conventional phenotypic methods as Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus japonicus and Aspergillus nidulans, respectively. In addition, 2/2 Rhizopus oryzae and 1/1 Rhizopus stolonifer that were identified only to the genus level by the phenotypic method were correctly identified by MALDI-TOF MS. MALDI-TOF MS is a rapid and accurate technique, and could replace the conventional phenotypic method for routine identification of FRS fungi in clinical microbiology laboratories.

  12. GENERALIZACIÓN ALGEBRAICA DE LA DFC: REFLEXIONES POR MEDIO DE UN ALGORITMO ALGEBRAICO

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    Antonio Geloneze Neto

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    Full Text Available La Demostración de Flujos de Caja (DFC pasó a ser un informe obligatorio por la contabilidad a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 para todas las empresas de capital abierto o con patrimonio líquido superior a dos millones de rea¬les y, de esa forma, se torna otro importante informe para la toma de decisiones gerenciales. Este trabajo tiene por objetivo proponer una generalización algébrica para la DFC. Papeles de trabajo pueden contribuir para cerrar una laguna didáctica en la enseñanza de la DFC y producir el método indirecto y el método directo, lado a lado con su equivalencia destacada, en una misma matriz por medio de algoritmos algebraicos. La pesquisa es de naturale¬za normativa y enfatiza el carácter transversal entre la Contabilidad y la Matemática, mostrando que los informes contables y sus estructuras pueden ser vistos como matrices y sujetos a deducciones algebraicas sobre los eventos registrados por medio de las partidas dobles. Como resultado, se pudo demostrar un algoritmo matemático con matrices y sub-matrices y un guión en el formato de papeles de trabajo, compatibles con las orientaciones norma¬tivas para la DFC en la legislación brasileña, que permite una DFC clara, segura y efectiva.

  13. Levedura como pronutriente em dietas para matrizes e alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo Yeast as pro-nutrient in diets for Nile tilapia broodstock females and fingerlings

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    João Fernando Albers Koch

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a levedura Saccharomyces cerevisiae como pronutriente em dietas para matrizes e alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo. O experimento foi realizado em duas etapas na UNESP. Dois grupos de fêmeas reprodutoras de tilápia (734,47 ± 202,08 g, variedade GIFT, foram arraçoados por 100 dias com rações isoproteicas (34% PD e isoenergéticas (3.400 kcal ED/kg, uma contendo 2% de levedura íntegra e outra sem levedura. As fêmeas foram fecundadas naturalmente e as larvas, ao final da absorção do saco vitelino, foram alocadas em aquários de 3,5 L e alimentadas por 30 dias com três rações isoproteicas (35% PD e isoenergéticas (3.280 kcal ED/kg: sem levedura; contendo 1% de levedura íntegra; ou contendo 1% de levedura autolisada. Após o abate, foram calculadas as seguintes variáveis de desempenho produtivo: biomassa final; ganho de peso; consumo de ração; conversão alimentar aparente; peso final; comprimento total; fator de condição corporal; altura média; e sobrevivência. Foram analisados ainda os teores de matéria seca, matéria mineral, proteína bruta e extrato etéreo da carcaça dos animais. Verificou-se interação significativa dos fatores analisados para todas as variáveis de desempenho produtivo, exceto para o consumo de ração. O fornecimento de levedura íntegra (2,0% em dietas para matrizes ou alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo (1,0% aumenta a taxa de sobrevivência dos alevinos.This trial was conducted to evaluate dietary yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as pro-nutrient for diets for Nile tilapia broodstock females and fingerlings. The trial was conducted in two phases at UNESP. Two groups of tilapia broodstock females (734.47 ± 202.08 g, GIFT genealogy, were fed with isoprotein (34% DP and isoenergy (3400 kcal DE/kg diets for 100 days, one with 2% autolized yeast and the other with no yeast. Broodstock females were naturally fecundated, and larvae, at the end of yolk sac absorption, were stocked into 3.5-L

  14. Condição microbiológica de cama tratada com Impact P® em matrizes de frangos de corte Broiler breeder microbiological litter condition following treatment with Impact P®

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    Victor Fernando Büttow Roll

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da aplicação de Impact P® sobre a cama de aviário de matrizes de corte mediante o monitoramento de parâmetros microbiológicos. O Impact P® é um produto formulado através de Bacillus subtillis e suas enzimas que atuam sobre os dejetos animais e matéria orgânica, utilizando-os como fonte alimentar, visando melhorar as condições da cama dentro de aviários. Na 58ª semana de idade das matrizes foi trocado todo material de cama e então aplicados os seguintes tratamentos: T1- controle; T2 - Impact P® na dosagem de 2,5gm-2 de cama; T3 - Impact P® na dosagem de 5,0g m-2 de cama. Foram realizadas contagens de enterobactérias totais em agar McConkey em amostra de cama nova e após 3, 10, 17, 24 e 31 dias de uso da cama pelas aves e tratamentos com Impact P®. A análise estatística foi realizada no procedimento General Linear Models - GLM que utiliza o método dos quadrados mínimos, em um esquema fatorial 3x4 (tratamento x tempo de uso da cama em delineamento completamente casualizado, com quatro repetições por tratamento, sendo as médias comparadas pelo teste de Tukey. A dosagem de 5,0g de Impact P® por m² de cama foi eficiente para reduzir em aproximadamente 13% a contagem logarítmica total de enterobactérias em comparação com o grupo não tratado (2,89 versus 3,31log10 (UFC, respectivamente, PThis study aimed to evaluate the utilization of Impact P® in used litter from floor pens of broiler breeders through the monitoring of microbiological parameters. Impact P® is a commercial product obtained from Bacillus subtillis and it enzymes. Using animal litter and organic matter as a feed source, the product was designed to improve the quality of floor pens of broiler breeders. When hens aged 58 weeks, all used floor pens material was replaced with a new one and the following treatments were tested: T1 - control; T2 - 2.5g Impact P® m-2 litter; T3- 5.0g Impact P® m-2 litter. Counting of number of

  15. Aceitação sensorial de reestruturados empanados elaborados com filé de peito de galinhas matrizes de corte e poedeiras comerciais Sensory acceptance of nuggets prepared with broiler breeder and spent layer hens breast meat

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    Tatiana Pacheco Nunes

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    Full Text Available Em 2005, no Brasil, o alojamento de galinhas poedeiras comerciais e de matrizes de corte somados foi de 109 milhões de cabeças, sendo que um número próximo a este deve ter sido descartado no mesmo período. Este grande número de galinhas descartadas contrasta com a falta de mercado consumidor e o baixo valor comercial alcançado por estas aves. A utilização da carne de galinhas na elaboração de produtos de conveniência poderia agregar valor e ampliar o consumo desta matéria-prima. Diante do exposto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi elaborar produtos empanados tipo nuggets, utilizando carne de galinhas de descarte (matrizes de corte e poedeiras comercias brancas e avaliar a aceitação pelo consumidor destes produtos, em comparação com nuggets elaborados com carne de frango. Os produtos desenvolvidos foram avaliados por análise sensorial, utilizando testes de aceitação e de intenção de compra em localização central (400 provadores. Não foram encontradas diferenças (p > 0,05 na aceitação sensorial nem na intenção de compra entre os três diferentes produtos avaliados. Concluiu-se que a elaboração de produtos empanados pode representar uma boa alternativa para a utilização de filés de peito de galinhas, agregando maior valor a estas aves ao final do ciclo de postura.In Brazil, the flock size of layer and broiler breeder hens housed in 2005 was 109 million. A similar number of hens might be spent in this period. This great number of spent hens contrasts with the absence of consumer market and the low commercial value reached by these birds. The manufacture of convenience products using spent hens meat could add value and elevate the consumption of this raw material. Thus, the purpose of this study was to develop nuggets made with spent hens (white layers and broiler breeders meat and evaluate the consumer acceptance of these products in comparison to nuggets elaborated with broiler meat. Sensory evaluation of acceptance

  16. Indice por Materias

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    Montoya H Luz Marina

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    Full Text Available Un índice es una lista de palabras o frases indicadores asociados que permite la ubicación de material al interior de un libro o una publicación, en este caso será por el nombre de la materia.

  17. Aplicación de técnicas de diagnóstico por imagen avanzadas en el estudio de la cabeza del caballo

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    La cabeza del caballo es una muy compleja anatómicamente lo que dificulta su diagnóstico. Por tanto las técnicas de diagnóstico por imagen son fundamentales.Las técnicas de diagnóstico por imagen avanzadas, resonancia magnética o RM y tomografía computarizada o TC, generan imágenes tomográficas, evitando la superposición de estructuras. La TC se basa en la rotación de un generador de rayos x y una matriz de detectores alrededor del paciente, mientras que la RM se basa en la excitación de teji...

  18. Species identification of Streptococcus bovis group isolates causing bacteremia

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    Agergaard, Charlotte N; Knudsen, Elisa; Dargis, Rimtas

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    This study compared two MALDI-TOF MS systems (Biotyper and VITEK MS) on clinical Streptococcus bovis group isolates (n=66). The VITEK MS gave fewer misidentifications and a higher rate of correct identifications than the Biotyper. Only the identification of S. lutetiensis by the VITEK MS was reli......This study compared two MALDI-TOF MS systems (Biotyper and VITEK MS) on clinical Streptococcus bovis group isolates (n=66). The VITEK MS gave fewer misidentifications and a higher rate of correct identifications than the Biotyper. Only the identification of S. lutetiensis by the VITEK MS...

  19. Detection and quantification of neurotensin in human brain tissue by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry

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    Gobom, J; Kraeuter, K O; Persson, R

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    A method was developed for mass spectrometric detection of neurotensin (NT)-like immunoreactivity and quantification of NT in human brain tissue. The method is based on immunoprecipitation followed by analysis using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF......-MS). The identity of the major component of the immunoprecipitates as neurotensin was confirmed by fragment ion analysis on an electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight instrument. MALDI-TOF-MS quantification of NT was achieved using stable-isotope-labeled NT as the internal standard, yielding an error...

  20. Species identification of clinical isolates of anaerobic bacteria: a comparison of two matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry systems

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    Justesen, Ulrik Stenz; Holm, Anette; Knudsen, Elisa

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    We compared two matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) systems (Shimadzu/SARAMIS and Bruker) on a collection of consecutive clinically important anaerobic bacteria (n = 290). The Bruker system had more correct identifications to the species level...... (67.2% versus 49.0%), but also more incorrect identifications (7.9% versus 1.4%). The system databases need to be optimized to increase identification levels. However, MALDI-TOF MS in its present version seems to be a fast and inexpensive method for identification of most clinically important...

  1. Mould routine identification in the clinical laboratory by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Carole Cassagne

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: MALDI-TOF MS recently emerged as a valuable identification tool for bacteria and yeasts and revolutionized the daily clinical laboratory routine. But it has not been established for routine mould identification. This study aimed to validate a standardized procedure for MALDI-TOF MS-based mould identification in clinical laboratory. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, pre-extraction and extraction procedures were optimized. With this standardized procedure, a 143 mould strains reference spectra library was built. Then, the mould isolates cultured from sequential clinical samples were prospectively subjected to this MALDI-TOF MS based-identification assay. MALDI-TOF MS-based identification was considered correct if it was concordant with the phenotypic identification; otherwise, the gold standard was DNA sequence comparison-based identification. RESULTS: The optimized procedure comprised a culture on sabouraud-gentamicin-chloramphenicol agar followed by a chemical extraction of the fungal colonies with formic acid and acetonitril. The identification was done using a reference database built with references from at least four culture replicates. For five months, 197 clinical isolates were analyzed; 20 were excluded because they were not identified at the species level. MALDI-TOF MS-based approach correctly identified 87% (154/177 of the isolates analyzed in a routine clinical laboratory activity. It failed in 12% (21/177, whose species were not represented in the reference library. MALDI-TOF MS-based identification was correct in 154 out of the remaining 156 isolates. One Beauveria bassiana was not identified and one Rhizopus oryzae was misidentified as Mucor circinelloides. CONCLUSIONS: This work's seminal finding is that a standardized procedure can also be used for MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of a wide array of clinically relevant mould species. It thus makes it possible to identify moulds in the routine clinical laboratory setting

  2. Evaluation of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and Sepsityper Kit™ for the direct identification of organisms from sterile body fluids in a Canadian pediatric hospital

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    Tadros, Manal; Petrich, Astrid

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    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) can be used to identify bacteria directly from positive blood and sterile fluid cultures. The authors evaluated a commercially available kit – the Sepsityper Kit (Bruker Daltonik, Germany) – and MALDI-TOF MS for the rapid identification of organisms from 80 flagged positive blood culture broths, of which 73 (91.2%) were blood culture specimens and seven (8.7%) were cerebrospinal fluid specimens, in com...

  3. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry following short incubation on a solid medium is a valuable tool for rapid pathogen identification from positive blood cultures.

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    Kohlmann, Rebekka; Hoffmann, Alexander; Geis, Gabriele; Gatermann, Sören

    2015-01-01

    Rapid identification of the causative microorganism is a key element in appropriate antimicrobial therapy of bloodstream infections. Whereas traditional analysis of positive blood cultures requires subculture over at least 16-24h prior to pathogen identification by, e.g. matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), sample preparation procedures enabling direct MALDI-TOF MS, i.e. without preceding subculture, are associated with additional effort and costs. Hence, we integrated an alternative MALDI-TOF MS approach in diagnostic routine using a short incubation on a solid medium. Positive blood cultures were routinely plated on chocolate agar plates and incubated for 4h (37 °C, 5% CO2). Subsequently, MALDI-TOF MS using a Microflex LT instrument (Bruker Daltonics) and direct smear method was performed once per sample. For successful identification of bacteria at species level, score cut-off values were used as proposed by the manufacturer (≥ 2.0) and in a modified form (≥ 1.5 for MALDI-TOF MS results referring to Gram-positive cocci and ≥ 1.7 for MALDI-TOF MS results referring to bacteria other than Gram-positive cocci). Further data analysis also included an assessment of the clinical impact of the MALDI-TOF MS result. Applying the modified score cut-off values, our approach led to an overall correct species identification in 69.5% with misidentification in 3.4% (original cut-offs: 49.2% and 1.8%, respectively); for Gram-positive cocci, correct identification in 68.4% (100% for Staphylococcus aureus and enterococci, 80% for beta-hemolytic streptococci), for Gram-negative bacteria, correct identification in 97.6%. In polymicrobial blood cultures, in 72.7% one of the pathogens was correctly identified. Results were not reliable for Gram-positive rods and yeasts. The approach was easy to implement in diagnostic routine. In cases with available clinical data and successful pathogen identification, in 51.1% our

  4. Comparison of the identification results of Candida species obtained by BD Phoenix™ and Maldi-TOF (Bruker Microflex LT Biotyper 3.1).

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    Marucco, Andrea P; Minervini, Patricia; Snitman, Gabriela V; Sorge, Adriana; Guelfand, Liliana I; Moral, Laura López

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    In patients with invasive fungal infections, the accurate and rapid identification of the genus Candida is of utmost importance since antimycotic sensitivity is closely related to the species. The aim of the present study was to compare the identification results of species of the genus Candida obtained by BD Phoenix™ (Becton Dickinson [BD]) and Maldi-TOF MS (Bruker Microflex LT Biotyper 3.1). A total of 192 isolates from the strain collection belonging to the Mycology Network of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, were analyzed. The observed concordance was 95%. Only 10 strains (5%) were not correctly identified by the BD Phoenix™ system. The average identification time with the Yeast ID panels was 8h 22min. The BD Phoenix™ system proved to be a simple, reliable and effective method for identifying the main species of the genus Candida. Copyright © 2017 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  5. [MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: Evaluation of the preanalytical phase for identification of molds].

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    Maldonado, Ivana; García Ramírez, Dolores; Striebeck, Pablo; Lafage, Marcelo; Fernández Canigia, Liliana

    In order to optimize the identification of molds with MALDI-TOF MS, three protein extraction-methodologies were evaluated against 44 isolates: water extraction (WE), zirconium extraction (ZE) and the provider's recommended method (PRM). Two data bases were compared, Bruker (BK) and Bruker+National Institutes of Health. Considering both databases, results were respectively as follows: correct identification (CI) at gender level, 10 and 16 by WE; 27 and 32 by ZE and 18 and 23 by PRM; CI at species level, 5 and 7 by WE; 17 and 20 by ZE and 11 and 14 by PRM; non-reliable identification, 18 and 12 by WE; 9 and 4 by ZE and by PRM. No peaks were observed in 16 by WE, 8 by ZE and 17 by PRM. ZE showed the best perfomance (p<0.05). Copyright © 2016 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  6. Apendicitis por Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

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    Ana Beatriz MUÑOZ URRIBARRI

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    Full Text Available La paracoccidioidomicosis es la micosis más prevalente en Sudamérica. La forma aguda afecta el sistema fagocítico mononuclear de niños y personas inmunocomprometidas. El compromiso gastrointestinal es frecuente y su patogenia implica diseminación hematógena y linfática. La linfadenomegalia abdominal causa obstrucción intestinal y abdomen agudo. En este artículo damos a conocer el caso de un niño con compromiso gastrointestinal por apendicitis. Este es el primer caso reportado de apendicitis por esta patología. (Rev Med Hered 2006;17:58-60.

  7. Avaliação e caracterização da qualidade da carne de peito (Pectoralis major de matrizes pesadas em final de ciclo produtivo Evaluation and characterization of breast quality of broiler breeder hen in the end of productive cycle

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    Cristiane Sanfelice

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar as características da qualidade da carne de matrizes pesadas de descarte. Para isto, foram coletadas 40 amostras de filés de peito (Pectoralis major de matrizes da linhagem Ross com 68 e 69 semanas de idade. As coletas foram divididas em duas, com 20 amostras coletadas em cada uma delas. No tempo zero (após o resfriamento foi medido o pH e coletados fragmentos para a avaliação do valor R. Nos tempos 4 e 24 horas post-mortem, foram feitas as seguintes análises: pH, valor R, cor objetiva, perda por exsudação (drip loss, capacidade de retenção de água (CRA, capacidade de absorção de água (CAA, perdas de peso por cozimento (PPC e força de cisalhamento (FC. Houve diferença (p The objective of this study was to evaluate the meat quality characteristics in broiler breeder hen. For this purpose, 40 breast fillet samples (Pectoralis major of breeder hen, Ross strain with 68 and 69 weeks of age, were collected. The samples were collected twice, and each time twenty samples were obtained. At zero time, (after chilling time the pH was measured and fragmented samples were collected to evaluate the R value it. At 4 and 24 hours post-mortem, the following analyses were performed: pH, R-value, color, drip loss, water holding capacity (WHC, water absorption capacity (WAC, cooking loss, and shear force. There was a significant difference (p < 0.05 in the average pH values in the zero time (after chilling, 4, and 24 hours, 6.49; 5.78, and 5.65, respectively. The average value of WHC was 26.45. With respect to the objective color, the average values obtained for L*, a*, and b* were 52.20; 3.64; 0.51; respectively. Therefore, it can be concluded that the results obtained for drip loss, cooking loss, and water absorption capacity indicate that the breast meat of breeder hens presented very good technological quality despite its texture problems.

  8. Determinação dos multiplicadores da matriz de contabilidade social, da indústria de base florestal paranaense - 1998

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    Ricardo Kureski

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo mensurar o impacto do aumento da demanda final da indústria de base florestal. Como instrumento de análise utiliza-se a matriz de contabilidade social do Estado do Paraná de 1998. Foi necessário calcular o multiplicares da matriz. Os efeitos de uma injeção nas variáveis exógenas sobre os segmentos de Madeira e Mobiliário e de Papel e Papelão resultaram em choques de demanda mais intensos dentro do próprio setor. Observa-se que o ramo de Madeira e Mobiliário tem maiores ligações com as atividades relativas ao setor terciário; já o segmento de Papel e Papelão, com atividades que necessitam embalagem. Conclui-se que, apesar da agregação das atividades econômicas da matriz de contabilidade social paranaense, foi possível identificar os principais impactos decorrentes do aumento da demanda final.The present article aims at measuring the final demand impact on the forest-based industry by using the 1998 State of Paraná social accounting matrix as the analysis tool. We also had to calculate the matrix multipliers. The increased effects of exogenous activity on the Wood/Furniture and Paper/Pulp activities brought a more intense demand shock to that sector. We noticed that the Wood and Furniture activity is mostly connected with the tertiary sector activities, while the Paper and Pulp activity is mostly connected with activities that need packing. Finally, we could identify the main impacts originated by an increased final demand in spite of the reduction in the number of Paraná Social Accounting Matrix economic activities.

  9. Matriz de referência para a medição do alfabetismo nos domínios do letramento e do numeramento

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    Ribeiro, Vera Masagão; Fonseca, Maria Conceição

    2010-01-01

    As autoras apresentam a matriz de referência desenvolvida para o Indicador de Alfabetismo Funcional (Inaf), projeto que vem coletando e analisando dados sobre as habilidades de alfabetismo da população brasileira de 15 a 64 anos desde 2001. O principal aspecto inovador da proposta é a integração de dois domínios do alfabetismo - o letramento e o numeramento - nos mesmos conjuntos de habilidades. Distinguem-se também as habilidades funcionais (localização, integração, elaboração e avaliação), ...

  10. Herramienta de software para la enseñanza y entrenamiento en la construcción de la matriz DOFA

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    Amparo Mariño Ibáñez; Félix Antonio Cortés Aldana; Luís Alejandro Garzón Ruiz

    2008-01-01

    En la actualidad, la mayor parte de las empresas usan la planeación estratégica. La planeación estratégica analiza la situación actual y la futura esperada, determina la dirección de la compañía y desarrolla los medios o estrategias para lograr la misión. Este artículo tiene dos propósitos. Uno, el de revisar ciertas consideraciones generales sobre planeación estratégica empresarial. El segundo, presentar una herramienta computacional que apoye la elaboración de la matriz DOFA para relacionar...

  11. Relaciones entre los testes de Bender y Matrizes Progressivas Coloridas de Raven en la evaluación de la inteligencia

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    Fermino Fernandes Sisto; Daniel Bartholomeu; Fabián Javier Marín Rueda; Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos; Ana Paula Porto Noronha

    2008-01-01

    Esta pesquisa estudou as relações entre o Teste Gestaltico Visomotor de Bender avaliado conforme o Sistema de Pontuação Gradual (B-SPG) e as Matrizes Progressivas Coloridas de Raven. Participaram desta pesquisa 280 sujeitos com idades variando de sete a 10 anos com média de oito anos (DP=1,11) de ambos os sexos. Os testes foram aplicados coletivamente. Dentre os resultados, encontraram-se correlações negativas e significativas entre a medida do Bender e das séries do Raven, bem como com seu t...

  12. Fabricação de compósitos com matriz de alumina reforçada com whiskers de mulita

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    Salles, Mário César Fernandez de

    2008-01-01

    Neste trabalho foram fabricados compósitos cerâmicos utilizando alumina como matriz e whiskers de mulita como reforço. As composições de whiskers foram 10, 20, 30 e 40% em peso. Os whiskers de mulita utilizados como matérias-primas foram obtidos através do tratamento térmico do mineral topázio incolor no Laboratório de Tratamento Térmico de Materiais do ICEB/UFOP. A alumina de elevada pureza foi fornecida pela empresa Alfa Apesar. As matérias primas, após serem pesadas, foram submetidas a um ...

  13. Propuesta de una matriz de codificación para el análisis de las campañas negativas

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    Virginia García Beaudoux

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el concepto de campaña negativa y se discuten sus riesgos y potencialidades como estrategia de comunicación política. A continuación, se propone una matriz de codificación que fue elaborada integrando una serie de variables, con sus respectivas dimensiones e indicadores. El objetivo fue generar una herramienta que permitiera a los investigadores ganar en precisión a la hora de analizar cualquier campaña negativa que interese como objeto de estudio.

  14. Perfil de expressão das metaloproteinases de matriz (MMPs) e seus inibidores (TIMPs e RECK) em tumores odontogênicos benignos

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    Fábio César Prosdócimi

    2013-01-01

    Os tumores odontogênicos benignos compreendem um grupo de neoplasias originárias dos tecidos dentários. Pesquisas vêm buscando identificar moléculas envolvidas nos mecanismos moleculares que regulam a remodelação da matriz extracelular (MEC) e como isto influencia no comportamento localmente invasivo presente em alguns destes tumores. A Transição Epitélio-Mesenquimal (TEM conversão do fenótipo epitelial em mesenquimal) é bem caracterizada em diversos carcinomas, culminando em mestástase. MMP...

  15. Programas de alimentação para matrizes pesadas após o pico de postura, com base em modelos para predizer a exigência energética Feeding programs for broiler breeder hens after peak production based on models to predict energy requirements

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    Nilva Kazue Sakomura

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho de matrizes pesadas, submetidas a diferentes programas de alimentação estabelecidos pela aplicação de modelos para predizer as exigências energéticas, após o pico de postura. O experimento foi conduzido no setor de avicultura da UNESP Campus Jaboticabal, com duração de 84 dias (três períodos de 28 dias. Foram utilizadas 740 matrizes de corte Hubbard Hy-Yield e 80 machos Petterson, com 55 semanas de idade. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições de 37 aves por repetição (box e um modelo fatorial 4´3 (quatro tratamentos ´ três períodos. Os programas de alimentação avaliados foram: T1 - Fornecimento de ração de acordo com o padrão da linhagem (428 kcal/ave/dia de 55 a 66 semanas de idade; T2 - Redução semanal de energia (2 kcal de EM/ave em cada semana; T3 - Fornecimento de ração de acordo com o modelo de exigência de EM, UNESP (2000; e T4 - Fornecimento de ração de acordo com o modelo, NRC (1994. O programa de alimentação com redução semanal de energia foi adequado para manter os desempenhos produtivo e reprodutivo das aves, indicando a possibilidade de redução de 2 kcal/ave/dia, em cada semana, na alimentação de matrizes pesadas após 55 semanas de idade. Os modelos UNESP e NRC proporcionaram estimativas mais elevadas das exigências energéticas que o modelo padrão, provavelmente em decorrência do ganho de peso das matrizes, que esteve acima do recomendado para a linhagem, promovendo maiores exigências de energia para mantença.This research was carried out to evaluate the performance of broiler breeder hens submitted to different feeding programs applying models to predict the metabolizable energy requirements after peak production. The experiment was conducted during 84 days (three periods of 28 days, at the Sao Paulo State University - Jaboticabal. Seven hundred and forty female broiler

  16. Generalización algebraica de la DFC: reflexiones por medio de un algoritmo algebraico

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    Antonio Geloneze Neto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La Demostración de Flujos de Caja (DFC pasó a ser un informe obligatorio por la contabilidad a partir del 1 deenero de 2008 para todas las empresas de capital abierto o con patrimonio líquido superior a dos millones de realesy, de esa forma, se torna otro importante informe para la toma de decisiones gerenciales. Este trabajo tiene porobjetivo proponer una generalización algébrica para la DFC. Papeles de trabajo pueden contribuir para cerrar unalaguna didáctica en la enseñanza de la DFC y producir el método indirecto y el método directo, lado a lado consu equivalencia destacada, en una misma matriz por medio de algoritmos algebraicos. La pesquisa es de naturalezanormativa y enfatiza el carácter transversal entre la Contabilidad y la Matemática, mostrando que los informescontables y sus estructuras pueden ser vistos como matrices y sujetos a deducciones algebraicas sobre los eventosregistrados por medio de las partidas dobles. Como resultado, se pudo demostrar un algoritmo matemático conmatrices y sub-matrices y un guión en el formato de papeles de trabajo, compatibles con las orientaciones normativaspara la DFC en la legislación brasileña, que permite una DFC clara, segura y efectiva.

  17. Tratamento de matrizes de cravo (Dianthus caryophyllus L., Caryophyllaceae com nitrogênio e calogênese in vitro Nitrogen treatment of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus l., Caryophyllaceae and in vitro calogenesis

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    Telma Kazumi Hayashi

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    Full Text Available Indução de calogênese eficiente e multiplicação celular rápida são pré-requisitos fundamentais em biotecnologia de plantas. Sucesso na calogênese é dependente dos componentes do meio de cultura e da qualidade dos explantes. Neste trabalho é relatada a influência do tratamento de matrizes de Dianthus caryophyllus L. com nitrogênio na indução de calogênese in vitro. Mudas de cravo cultivadas em vasos contendo areia foram tratadas com soluções nutritivas contendo 5 níveis de nitrogênio. Explantes folha, entrenós e nó foram coletados aos 30, 45 e 60 dias após início dos tratamentos e inoculados em meio de cultura contendo os sais básicos e vitaminas de Murashige & Skoog (1962, suplementado com 1 g L-1 de caseína hidrolizada, 2 mimol L-1 de cinetina e 3 mimol L-1 de 2,4-D para indução da calogênese. Ao longo dos 60 dias de tratamento com as soluções nutritivas, as matrizes de cravo não apresentaram sintomas visíveis de deficiência ou de excesso do nutriente nitrogênio. O tratamento com nitrogênio afetou a calogênese avaliada em massa de matéria fresca e seca. A produção da massa de matéria fresca de calos foi proporcional ao tratamento com nitrogênio até concentração de 267 mg L-1 para explantes folha por durante 30 dias. Tratamentos mais prolongados (45 e 60 dias afetaram negativamente a calogênese e foram inversamente proporcionais a concentração de nitrogênio na solução nutritiva.Efficient calogenesis induction and rapid cell multiplication are fundamental requirements in plant biotechnology. The success of calogenesis is dependent on the growth medium components and the quality of explants. This work is referred to the influence of Dianthus caryophyllus L. nitrogen treatment on calogenesis induction in vitro. Carnation cuts rooted in sand pots were treated with nutrient solutions containing 5 nitrogen levels. Leaves, internodes and node explants were collected and inoculated on callus induction

  18. Apendicitis por Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

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    MUÑOZ URRIBARRI, Ana Beatriz; CHAPARRO DAMMERT, Eduardo; FERRUFINO LLACH, Juan Carlos; VASQUEZ FLORES, Luciola

    2012-01-01

    La paracoccidioidomicosis es la micosis más prevalente en Sudamérica. La forma aguda afecta el sistema fagocítico mononuclear de niños y personas inmunocomprometidas. El compromiso gastrointestinal es frecuente y su patogenia implica diseminación hematógena y linfática. La linfadenomegalia abdominal causa obstrucción intestinal y abdomen agudo. En este artículo damos a conocer el caso de un niño con compromiso gastrointestinal por apendicitis. Este es el primer caso reportado de apendicitis p...

  19. Meningitis por Streptococcus suis

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    Geffner Sclarsky, D. E.; Moreno Muñoz, R.; Campillo Alpera, Mª.S.; Pardo Serrano, F.J.; Gómez Gómez, A.; Martínez-Lozano, Mª.D.

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    La infección humana por Streptococcus suis (S. suis) es una zoonosis, con un riesgo ocupacional conocido y que suele presentarse como meningitis purulenta, que tiene baja mortalidad y frecuentes secuelas de hipoacusia y ataxia. Se han publicado menos de 150 casos humanos desde el informe original de hace 30 años. Hay una reconocida distribución geográfica viviendo la mayoría de los afectados en el norte de Europa y el sudeste Asiático. En España se han comunicado dos pacientes con enfermedad ...

  20. Por mil devaluados pesos

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    Annie Rodríguez Collázos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de lo popular y lo urbano hasta ahora se ha centrado en el comportamiento y en algunas relaciones de los habitantes con su entorno. “Por mil devaluados pesos. Publicidad popular y urbana”, pretende explorar las formas de publicidad, dispersas en diferentes espacios populares y urbanos en Bogotá, identificando esquemas y formas características de sus propios códigos comunicativos; se centran en un objeto de estudio consistente en las estrategias publicitarias y los códigos comunicativos en los mensajes publicitarios populares en las subculturas de San Victorino, 7 de Agosto y Sanandresito de San José.

  1. Relación microestructura resistencia al desgaste de recubrimientos duros ricos en cromo y tungsteno aplicados por soldadura electrica (SMAW

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    Lisys Margarita León Sevilla

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se comparó la microestructura y resistencia a la abrasión de recubrimientos duros depositados por soldadura sobre placas de acero estructural ASTM A36. Se utilizaron cinco electrodos comerciales, dos de bajo cromo, dos de alto cromo aplicados en una y dos capas y uno rico en tungsteno depositado en una capa La resistencia al desgaste fue evaluada en una máquina de rueda de caucho y arena seca construida según la norma ASTM G65-80. Como material abrasivo se utilizaron partículas de sílice con índice de finura AFS 50- 70. La caracterización de las microestructuras se realizó utilizando microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido. Los resultados mostraron que el parámetro de resistencia a la abrasión no está directamente relacionado con dureza del material pero sí con el tipo, tamaño, forma, composición química y distribución de los carburos presentes en la matriz del recubrimiento. La mejor resistencia a la abrasión se obtuvo en depósitos con microestructura compuesta por carburos primarios (del tipo M7C3 en recubrimientos ricos en Cr o del tipo MC, M6C en recubrimientos ricos en W en una matriz eutéctica.

  2. Las arenas negras de Mejías: nueva fuente para la obtención de consumibles para la soldadura por arco eléctrico

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    Amado Cruz-Crespo

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la caracterización química y mineralógica de las fracciones pesadas, magnéticas y electromagnéticas de las arenas negras del placer de Mejías, se logró confeccionar una carga metalúrgica para obtener una escoria útil como matriz de fundentes para la soldadura automática (SAW y una ferroaleación como carga aleante para diferentes consumibles de soldadura por arco eléctrico. La escoria obtenida presenta una composición de óxidos que garantiza las propiedades metalúrgicas y tecnológicas de la matriz de fundente deseado. La aleación compleja lograda por reducción carbotérmica en horno de arco eléctrico con crisol de grafito presenta relativamente altos contenidos de Mo (2,87 %, Nb(> 1,80 %, V(>1,20 %, entre otros elementos metálicos de alto valor metalúrgico para la soldadura manual (SMAW y automática (SAW.

  3. Avaliação do efeito do tempo de desossa sobre a qualidade da carne de peito de matrizes pesadas de descarte = Evaluation of deboning time effect on the breast meat quality of spent hen

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    Cristiane Sanfelice

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o efeito do tempo de desossa da carne de matrizes pesadas, para destinar esta carne ao possível consumo “in natura”. Portanto, foram coletados 80 peitos com osso em abatedouro comercial. No Laboratório de Qualidade de Carne da FMVZ/Unesp, Campus de Botucatu-SP, os peitos foram desossados nos tempos zero (imediatamente após o resfriamento, 4, 8 e 12h “post-mortem”, sendo utilizados 20 peitos por tratamento. Com 24h “post-mortem”, foram avaliados os parâmetros: pH, cor (L*, a* e b*, perda de peso por cocção (PPC, capacidade de retenção de água (CRA, forçade cisalhamento (FC, índice de fragmentação miofibrilar (MFI e estrutura morfológica da fibra muscular (diâmetro da fibra e número de fibras por campo. Os parâmetros cor (L*, a* e b*, perda de peso por cocção, capacidade de retenção de água, força de cisalhamento ediâmetro da fibra muscular apresentaram diferença estatística significativa (p ≤ 0,05 entre os tempos avaliados de desossa. A força de cisalhamento apresentou diferença significativa (p ≤ 0,05 para o tratamento zero (8,478, em relação aos tempos de desossa 4, 8 e 12h (5,154; 5,375 e 4,819, respectivamente. Deste modo foi observada melhora na maciez da carne com o tempo de desossa maior que 4h “post-mortem”.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of deboning time on broiler breeder hen meat for in natura consumption. Eighty samples of breast fillets with bone (Pectoralis major muscle were collected and divided into four groups of 20 samples each; each group represented a different post-mortem deboning time: 0 (immediately after cooling,4, 8 and 12h post-mortem. At 24h post-mortem, all samples were evaluated for the following parameters: pH, color (L*, a* and b*, cooking loss, water retention capacity, shear force, myofibrillar fragmentation index and fiber diameter. Color (L*, a* and b*, cooking loss, water retention capacity and shear force

  4. Simulação computacional, projeto, construção e análise do desempenho de uma matriz para extrusão em canal angular dedicada ao processamento de chapas

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    Phillip Springer

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho descreve o projeto, construção e testes de uma matriz de Extrusão em Canal Angular (ECA) dedicada ao processamento de amostras em forma de chapa. O parâmetro construtivo fundamental de uma matriz deste tipo é a geometria dos canais, especialmente o ângulo de encontro dos mesmos e os raios de curvatura nesse ponto. O material de trabalho empregado é o Al comercial AA1050. A motivação deste projeto é prover o ferramental necessário para produção de amostras que serão utiliza...

  5. Epitelización inducida por células troncales derivadas del tejido adiposo

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    M. Meruane

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento de lesiones con pérdida de tejido cutáneo ha mejorado notablemente con el advenimiento de la bioingeniería tisular. Una alternativa en desarrollo es la utilización de sustitutos dérmicos combinados con células troncales derivadas del tejido adiposo autólogo. Estudios previos nos muestran que con esta técnica es posible optimizar la angiogénesis y la síntesis de colágeno, sin embargo potenciar la epitelización es un tema pendiente por resolver. En el presente estudio evaluamos la progresión y diferenciación epitelial en un período de tiempo prologando. Obtuvimos las células troncales a partir del tejido adiposo (ASC de la región inguinal de 4 ratas Sprague Dawley. Cultivamos las células frescas en una matriz de Integra® durante un período total de 48 horas, y las marcamos con un vector lentiviral-GFP (proteína fluorescente verde. Posteriormente, injertamos en las mismas ratas la matriz dérmica con células troncales y un implante contralateral sin células, como control. A las 4 semanas, evaluamos el avance epitelial mediante planimetría de superficie e histología. Los resultados macroscópicos muestran que el cierre de la herida por contracción de los bordes no tiene diferencias significativas (82,63% ± 3,4% vs. 80,66% ± 3,89%; p=0,08, pero el cierre por epitelización fue significati