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See detailValidation of a two-plate microbiological method for screening antibiotic residues in shrimp tissue
Pham Kim, Dang ULg; Degand, Guy ULg; Danyi, Sophie ULg et al

in Analytica Chimica Acta (2010), 672

Microbiological inhibition screening tests could play an important role to detect residues of antibiotics in the different animal food products, but very few are available for the aquaculture products in ... [more ▼]

Microbiological inhibition screening tests could play an important role to detect residues of antibiotics in the different animal food products, but very few are available for the aquaculture products in general, and for shrimps in particular. A two-plate microbiological method to screen shrimp for residues of the most commonly used antibiotics has been developed and validated according to criteria derived from the European Commission Decision 2002/657/CE. Bacillus subtilis was used as a sensitive strain to target antibiotics. Culture conditions on Petri plates (pH of medium) were selected to enhance the capacity of antibiotic detection. Antibiotic residues were extracted from shrimps using acetonitrile/acetone (70/30, v/v) before application on Petri plates seeded with B. subtilis. The method was validated using spiked blank tissues as well as antibiotic treated shrimps with enrofloxacin and tetracycline, two antibiotics often found to be used in shrimp production. For tetracyclines and (fluoro)quinolones, the detection capability was below the maximum residue limit (MRL), while it was around the MRL for sulfonamides. The specificity of the microbiological screening was 100% in all cases while the sensitivity and accuracy was 100% in almost all cases. The capacity of the method to detect contaminated samples was confirmed on antibiotic treated shrimps, analyzed in parallel with a confirmatory method (Liquid Chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC–MS)). [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptation of a microbiological method for screening antimicrobial residues in shrimp tissue
Pham Kim, Dang ULg; Degand, Guy ULg; Danyi, Sophie ULg et al

in Book of abstracts - 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2009) (2009, November 04)

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See detailAdverse effects of enrofloxacin when associated with environmental stress in Tra catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus).
Wang, Neil; Nkejabega, Noemie; Hien, Nguyen-Ngoc et al

in Chemosphere (2009), 77(11), 1577-84

The aim of this study was to assess the adverse effects of enrofloxacin (EF) on Tra catfish, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, in relation with density stress. Fish were held at 40, 80 or 120 fish m(-3) and ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to assess the adverse effects of enrofloxacin (EF) on Tra catfish, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, in relation with density stress. Fish were held at 40, 80 or 120 fish m(-3) and fed with pellets containing either 1 g kg(-1) EF or no EF. Antibiotic exposure lasted 7d and all fish were fed without EF for another 7-d recovery period. Fish were sampled at 3, 7, 8, 10 and 14 d after the beginning of EF exposure. Lipid peroxidation (LPO) and total glutathione (GSH) levels, catalase (CAT), glutathione-s-transferase (GST) and acetylcholine-esterase (AChE) activities were assessed in gill, brain, liver and muscle. At day 7, LPO levels in gills of EF-fish reared at low or high density were significantly more than 5-fold higher than their respective control. On the contrary, LPO in gills of EF-fish reared at medium density was significantly 3-fold lower than the control fish. Similarly, CAT activities in gills of EF-fish reared under low or high density were higher than in their control groups, while this activity was lower in EF-fish of the medium density group. AChE activities in muscles of EF-fish reared at low or high density were lower than controls at days 3 and 7, respectively. These results suggest that EF exposure may lead to disorders like lipid peroxidation and neural dysfunction in fish. However, when reared under lower stress condition (medium density), they may cope better with EF-induced stress than chronically stressed fish (low or high density). [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of EU priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food supplements using high performance liquid chromatography coupled to an ultraviolet, diode array or fluorescence detector
Danyi, Sophie ULg; Brose, François ULg; Brasseur, Catherine ULg et al

in Analytica Chimica Acta (2009), 633

High performance liquid chromatography coupled to an ultraviolet, diode array or fluorescence detector (HPLC/UV-FLD) has been used to set up a method to detect the 15(+1) EU priority polycyclic aromatic ... [more ▼]

High performance liquid chromatography coupled to an ultraviolet, diode array or fluorescence detector (HPLC/UV-FLD) has been used to set up a method to detect the 15(+1) EU priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food supplements covering the categories of dried plants and plant extracts excluding oily products. A mini validation was performed and the following parameters have been determined: limit of detection, limit of quantification, precision, recovery and linearity. They were in close agreement with quality criteria described in the Commission Regulation (EC) No 333/2007 concerning the PAH benzo[a]pyrene in foodstuffs, except the not fluorescent cyclopenta[c,d]pyrene for which the UV detection leads to a higher limit of detection. Analysis of twenty commercial food supplements covering mainly the class of dried plants was performed to evaluate their PAHs contamination levels and to test the applicability of the method to various plant matrices. Fifty percent of analyzed samples showed concentration exceeding 2 gkg−1 for one or more PAHs. [less ▲]

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See detailSolubilisation and binding characteristics of a recombinant beta(2)-adrenergic receptor expressed in the membrane of Escherichia coli for the multianalyte detection of beta-agonists and antagonists residues in food-producing animals
Danyi, Sophie ULg; Degand, Guy ULg; Duez, Colette ULg et al

in Analytica Chimica Acta (2007), 589(2), 159-165

The number of substances with beta-agonistic activity, illegally introduced in meat production or in sports doping as anabolic or beta-blocking agents is increasing. Analytical methods suited for their ... [more ▼]

The number of substances with beta-agonistic activity, illegally introduced in meat production or in sports doping as anabolic or beta-blocking agents is increasing. Analytical methods suited for their multianalyte detection are thus necessary. In this perspective, receptor assays were developed. The research activities undertaken in this study describe the solubilisation of a recombinant human beta(2)-adrenergic receptor produced in the inner membrane of genetically modified Escherichia coli, using the detergent n-dodecyl-beta-D-maltoside. Its potential to detect the presence of beta-agonists or beta-blockers in biological samples was evaluated. The solubilised beta(2)-adrenergic receptor retained its binding affinity in a radio-receptor assay based on the competition for the binding to receptors between a ligand (beta-agonist or antagonist) and the radioligand [I-125]iodocyanopindolol. The IC50 values ranged from 5 +/- x 10(-8) M (clenbuterol) to 8 +/- 2 x 10(-6) M (isoxsuprine) for the beta-agonists tested and from 1.5 +/- 0.2 x 10(-10) M (carazolol) to 1.2 +/- 0.2 x 10(-5) M (metoprolol) for the beta-blockers tested. It was shown to have a lower limit of detection than a radio-receptor assay using the solubilised beta(2)-adrenoceptor expressed in a mammalian cell line. The solubilised recombinant human beta(2)-adrenoreceptor expressed in E. coli would be a useful tool to develop non radioactive multianalyte screening methods. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a HPLC/UV-FLD method to detect the 15(+1) EU priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food supplements
Danyi, Sophie ULg; Brose, François ULg; Melens, Danielle ULg et al

in Book of abstracts - 3rd International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (2007)

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See detailReceptor-based screening assays: New perspectives in anti-doping control
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Willemsen, Philippe; Danyi, Sophie ULg et al

in Chromatographia (2004), 59(Suppl. S), 23-27

The so-called "growth promoters", steroid hormones and beta-agonists, are currently controlled by using hyphenated analytical methods (chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry) or, sometimes for ... [more ▼]

The so-called "growth promoters", steroid hormones and beta-agonists, are currently controlled by using hyphenated analytical methods (chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry) or, sometimes for screening purposes, on immunoassays. These methods are often too specific to allow an effective multianalyte control. To develop more efficient assays, the use of hormonal receptors as detection tools (receptor-based binding assays and cell-based assays) is proposed. Receptor-based assays represent useful tools in screening of hormonal residues in food, but they could also be applied in doping control (to detect "new" hormonal substances). Furthermore, these assays could be used to monitor the human exposure to endocrine disruptors. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Proteins of Simian Herpesvirus Aotus Type 2 and Bovine Herpesvirus Type 4
Dubuisson, J.; Danyi, Sophie ULg; Bublot, M. et al

in Journal of General Virology (1991), 72((Pt 5)), 1145-50

Genomes of herpesvirus aotus type 2 (HVA-2) and bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BHV-4) have previously been shown to be closely similar. Moreover, preliminary serological data indicated that HVA-2 is ... [more ▼]

Genomes of herpesvirus aotus type 2 (HVA-2) and bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BHV-4) have previously been shown to be closely similar. Moreover, preliminary serological data indicated that HVA-2 is antigenically related to BHV-4. To extend this study, structural components of four BHV-4 strains and HVA-2 were compared by SDS-PAGE, radioimmunoprecipitation and Western blotting. The overall pattern of structural proteins was the same for HVA-2 and BHV-4 but variations were observed in electrophoretic profiles of glycoproteins, mainly of the two major ones (gp6/gp10/gp17 and gp11/VP24). Variations between HVA-2 and BHV-4 glycoproteins were greater than those observed among BHV-4 strains. [less ▲]

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See detailAntigenic and Genomic Identity between Simian Herpesvirus Aotus Type 2 and Bovine Herpesvirus Type 4
Bublot, M.; Dubuisson, J.; Van Bressem, M. F. et al

in Journal of General Virology (The) (1991), 72((Pt 3)), 715-9

Herpesvirus aotus type 2 (HVA-2) was isolated from a culture of kidney cells from a healthy owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BHV-4) is frequently isolated from diseased and even ... [more ▼]

Herpesvirus aotus type 2 (HVA-2) was isolated from a culture of kidney cells from a healthy owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BHV-4) is frequently isolated from diseased and even healthy cattle and occasionally from sheep, wild ruminants and cats. The two viruses are related antigenically, as was revealed by an indirect fluorescent antibody test using polyclonal antisera from experimentally infected rabbits or monoclonal antibodies raised against six BHV-4 proteins, three of which were glycosylated. The genome structures of the two viruses consist of a unique central sequence flanked at both ends by G + C-rich tandem repeats. Restriction maps (produced using EcoRI, BamHI and HindIII) of these two viruses were nearly identical but the unique sequence of the HVA-2 genome possessed two additional BamHI sites. Four genomic regions of variable size were detected, two located in the unique part, one in the repetitive part and one in the left junction between the unique and the repeated part of the genome; these slight variations were similar to those observed between various BHV-4 isolates. These results suggest that HVA-2 and BHV-4 belong to the same virus species; HVA-2 could be either a BHV-4 contaminant of owl monkey kidney cell cultures or an isolate from an owl monkey accidentally infected with BHV-4. [less ▲]

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