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Enniatins (ENs), produced by Fusarium species are a group of mycotoxins with antimicrobial, insecticidal (GROVE & POPLE, 1980) and phytotoxic activities. PCR based assays were applied for detecting enniatin-producing strains of Fusarium avenaceum, F. poae and F. sporotrichioides isolated from wheat seeds originated of 30 geographic localities of Hungary. All F. sporotrichoides strains and except two of all F. poae strains gave positive signal to esysp1 and esysp2 primers as well as all F. avenaceum isolates were positive to esya1 and esya2 primers indicating the ability to produce ENs. This is a first report of the enniatin producing ability of Fusarium species associated to wheat in Hungary.

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A history of having substantial Chlamydia trachomatis exposure as detected by serum antibodies is a cofactor of human papillomavirus (HPV) mediated cervical carcinogenesis. In this study, we examined the concurrent C. trachomatis infections in cytologic atypia of the uterine cervix in order to evaluate the impact of C. trachomatis infection in patients with high risk for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Cervical scrapes form 707 patients were subjected to PCR amplification with primer sets for HPV and C. trachomatis . Based on negative beta-globin results, 10 specimens were not eligible for further analysis. Oncogenic HPV types were detected in 278 specimens (39.8%). C. trachomatis was found only in six specimens (0.9%). In conclusion, concurrent C. trachomatis infection was uncommon and hence it was an improbable risk factor in cytologic atypia.

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The fluorescence-based real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is becoming widely used to quantify mRNA level in cells and tissues and is now a crucial tool for basic biological researches and biotechnology. In the present study, on the basis of the real-time quantitative RT-RCR, we detected and quantified mRNA copies of the transcription factor, CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP; an immediate-early gene that is involved in synaptic plasticity and learning and memory) in the central nervous system of the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. We designed the primer set and the probe in the specific insert for the detection of Lymnaea C/EBP (LymC/EBP) clone 1. This insert is not contained in LymC/EBP clone 2 by alternative splicing. The copy number of LymC/EBP clone 1 was linearly decreased relative to the dilution of cDNA, and it was estimated 30 copies/ml in test sample. The availability of the present study showed that the real-time quantitative RT-PCR technique is more accurate and more specific for the detection and quantification of the mRNA level of genes in L. stagnalis than the other PCR methods.

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Hakan Işidan, Turhan Turan, Mustafa Ozan Atasoy, Ibrahim Sözdutmaz and Bünyamin Irehan

The involvement of picornaviruses in calf diarrhoea was evaluated by the analysis of 127 faecal samples collected from diarrhoeic calves during 2014–2016. Virus detections were carried out by PCR using generic or specific primer pairs. One-third of the faecal samples (33.86%) were found to be positive for one or more of the studied viruses. Bovine kobuvirus was detected in 22.83%, bovine hungarovirus in 11.02%, while bovine enterovirus 1 in 5.51% of the samples. The sequences of the PCR products indicated the existence of novel variants in all the three virus species. When comparing the partial sequences, the nucleotide sequence identities between our newly detected viruses and those previously deposited to the GenBank ranged between 76 and 99%. Phylogenetic analyses revealed a novel lineage within the species Hunnivirus A. Our findings suggest that these viruses should be regarded as possible aetiological agents of calf diarrhoea. Based on the newly determined sequences, we designed and tested a new generic PCR primer set for the more reliable detection of bovine hungaroviruses. This is the first report on the molecular detection of the presence of bovine hungarovirus, bovine kobuvirus and bovine enterovirus 1 in the faecal samples of diarrhoeic calves in Turkey.

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In order to identify a specific marker for T. harzianum AS12-2, a strain capable of controlling rice sheath blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani, UP-PCR was performed using five universal primers (UP) both separately and in pairwise combinations. The application of two UP primers resulted in the amplification of unique fragments from the genomic DNA of T. harzianum AS12-2, clearly distinguishing it from other Trichoderma strains. The unique fragments had no significant sequence homology with any other known sequence available in databases. Based on the sequences of the unique fragments, 14 oligonucleotide primers were designed. Two primer sets amplified a fragment of expected size from the DNA of strain T. harzianum AS12-2 but not from any other examined strains belonging to T. harzianum, to other Trichoderma species assayed, or to other common fungi present in paddy fields of Mazandaran province, Iran. In conclusion, SCAR (sequence characterized amplified regions) markers were successfully identified and rapid, reliable tools were provided for the detection of an effective biocontrol Trichoderma strain, which can facilitate studies of its population dynamics and establishment after release into the natural environment.

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Cholera is a serious epidemic and endemic disease caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Vibrio cholerae. SXT is an integrative conjugation element (ICE) that was isolated from a V. cholerae; it encodes resistance to the antibiotics chloramphenicol, streptomycin and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. One hundred seven V. cholerae O1 strains were collected from cholera patients in Iran from 2005 to 2007 in order to study the presence of SXT constin and antibiotic resistance.The study examined 107 Vibrio cholerae strains isolated from cholera prevalent in some Iranian provinces. Bacterial isolation and identification were carried out according to standard bacteriological methods. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) to four antibiotics (chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole, and trimethoprim) were determined by broth microdilution method. PCR was employed to evaluate the presence of established antibiotic resistance genes and SXT constin using specific primer sets.The resistance of the clinical isolates to sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprime, chloramphenicol, and streptomycin was 97%, 99%, 99%, and 90%, respectively. The data obtained by PCR assay showed that the genes sulII, dfrA1, floR, strB, and sxt element were present in 95.3%, 95.3%, 81.3%, 95.3%, and 95.3% of the V. cholerae isolates.The Vibrio strains showed the typical multidrug-resistance phenotype of an SXT constin. They were resistant to sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprime, chloramphenicol, and streptomycin. The detected antibiotic resistance genes included dfrA for trimethoprim and floR, strB, sulII and int, respectively, for chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole, as well as the SXT element.

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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: Barbara Kinga Barták, Zsófia Brigitta Nagy, Sándor Spisák, Zsolt Tulassay, Magdolna Dank, Péter Igaz and Béla Molnár

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Bevezetés: A sejten kívüli szabad DNS-t már az 1940-es években kimutatták. Eredetéről több elmélet is létezik: lehetséges folyamat a tumoros sejtekből, valamint ezzel párhuzamosan az egészséges sejtekből történő felszabadulás is. Célkitűzés: Munkánk célja a szabad DNS felszabadulási ütemének vizsgálata volt SHO-egér/HT-29 humán colorectalis adenocarcinoma sejtvonal xenograftmodellben, valamint célul tűztük ki egészséges és C38 tumorral oltott C57BL/6-os egerek véráramába juttatott mesterségesen fölszaporított metilált és nem metilált DNS-szakaszok lebomlásának nyomon követését. Módszer: SHO-egerekre HT-29 sejteket oltottunk subcutan, majd vért vettünk 8 héten keresztül. A plazma szeparálása után DNS-t izoláltunk, majd mitokondriális és genomiális RT-PCR-próbákkal megállapítottuk a humán/egér DNS-arányt. A szabad DNS lebomlásának vizsgálatához egészséges és C38 tumorsejttel oltott C57BL/6-os állatok vérébe 3000 bázispár (bp) méretű in vitro metilált és nem metilált DNS-fragmentumot juttattunk. Az amplikonok degradációját 19 valós idejű PCR-próbával mértük, a bomlás ütemére a relatív amplikonkoncentrációk alapján következtettünk. Eredmények: A tumorból származó humán DNS mennyisége a 2. hétig a kimutathatósági határ alatt volt, majd a 3. héttől folyamatos emelkedést tapasztaltunk, amely a 8. hétre 18,26%-ot ért el. A véráramba juttatott DNS-szakaszok lebomlásának sebességében különbséget mutattunk ki a nem metilált és a metilált fragmentumok között. Az egészséges állatokban a nem metilált DNS 6 óra után eltűnt a vérplazmából, míg a metilált fragmentum szakaszai 24 óra múlva is kimutathatók voltak. Tumoros állatokban a degradáció mértéke lelassult, és mindkét forma kimutathatóvá vált 24 óra elteltével. Következtetés: A szabad DNS szerepének és hatásmechanizmusának vizsgálatát egyre nagyobb érdeklődés övezi. Munkánk segítséget nyújthat a DNS felszabadulásának és degradációjának pontosabb megismeréséhez. Orv Hetil. 2018; 159(6): 223–233.

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Ádám Bálint, István Kiss, Krisztián Bányai, Imre Biksi, Katalin Szentpáli-Gavallér, Tibor Magyar, István Jankovics, Mónika Rózsa, Bálint Szalai, Mária Takács, Ádám Tóth and Ádám Dán

84 3752 3758 Hoffmann, E., Stech, J., Guan, Y., Webster, R. G. and Perez, D. R. (2001): Universal primer set for the full-length amplification of

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Hoonsung Choi, Sang In Lee, Shanmugam Sureshkumar, Mi-Hyang Jeon, Jeom Sun Kim, Mi-Ryung Park, Kyung-Woon Kim, Ik-Soo Jeon, Sukchan Lee and Sung June Byun

. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99 , 2793 – 2803 . Hoffmann , E. , Stech , J. , Guan , Y. , Webster , R. and Perez , D. ( 2001 ): Universal primer set for the full

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): Development of primer sets designed for use with the PCR to amplify conserved genes from filamentous ascomycetes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61, 1323–1330. Donaldson G. C. Development of

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