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Research Article
Published On: April 8, 2020

Evaluation of Silver and Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Biofouling Mitigation in the Fresh-Cut Industry

Oliveira F#, Alves P#, Moreira JMR and Mergulhão FJ*
Bacterial attachment to equipment surfaces and further biofilm formation is one of the major problems in the food industry, particularly in the fresh-cut food industry. Silver and two Diamond- Like Carbon (DLC) coatings modified by incorporation of silicon (a-C:H:Si or SICAN)...

Research Article
Published On: July 17, 2020

Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolated from the Water Supplies in Meshkin Shahr, Iran

Kheirjou S, Kheirjou R* and Soltani S
Water is the most important potable material with the highest consumption rate. Therefore, because of the growing population, providing healthy water always has been one of the major concerns for most countries. Water contamination tests are carried out based on indicator microorganisms. E. coli is the most important indicator for the detection of water contamination. E. coli classified into...

Research Article
Published On: September 3, 2020

Cloning and Expression of Fimbrial Subunit Gene of Dichelobacter Nodosus from Jammu and Kashmir, India and Purification of the Recombinant Protein

Aijaz U, Javid F*, Bhat MA, Taku A, Badroo GA, Shikha D, Sharma I and Rafiqui SI
Objectives: The present study was aimed at cloning and expression of fimbrial subunit gene (fimA) of D. nodosus (serogroup B and E from J&K, India) in E. coli. Then the purification of the expressed fusion proteins was attempted. Results: Sequence analysis of the cloned fimA genes, revealed that the serogroup B fimA gene had maximum homology with strains JKS-01B and serogroup E fimA gene...

Research Article
Published On: November 10, 2020

Associations between Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Polymorphisms and the Risk of Tuberculosis: A Meta-Analysis

Gong W, Duan L and Wu X*
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a global infectious disease that seriously threatens human health, but the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α, TNF) gene and TB remains controversial. Methods: Relevant studies published in English or Chinese up to April 12, 2019, were searched from PubMed, Embase, Metstr, Web of Science, Medline, and CNKI databases. The associations were estimated by Odds Ratios (ORs) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CIs)....