A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature.
Toxic proteins produced from the species CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM. The toxins are synthesized as a single peptide chain which is processed into a mature protein consisting of a heavy chain and light chain joined via a disulfide bond. The botulinum toxin light chain is a zinc-dependent protease which is released from the heavy chain upon ENDOCYTOSIS into PRESYNAPTIC NERVE ENDINGS. Once inside the cell the botulinum toxin light chain cleaves specific SNARE proteins which are essential for secretion of ACETYLCHOLINE by SYNAPTIC VESICLES. This inhibition of acetylcholine release results in muscular PARALYSIS.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type E which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces BOTULINUM TOXINS, TYPE A which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type B which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type F which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type D which is neurotoxic to ANIMALS, especially CATTLE, but not humans.
A genus of motile or nonmotile gram-positive bacteria of the family Clostridiaceae. Many species have been identified with some being pathogenic. They occur in water, soil, and in the intestinal tract of humans and lower animals.
Antiserum given therapeutically in BOTULISM.
A serotype of botulinum toxins that has specificity for cleavage of SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type C which is neurotoxic to ANIMALS, especially CATTLE, but not humans. It causes dissociation of ACTIN FILAMENTS.
Specific, characterizable, poisonous chemicals, often PROTEINS, with specific biological properties, including immunogenicity, produced by microbes, higher plants (PLANTS, TOXIC), or ANIMALS.
Toxic substances from microorganisms, plants or animals that interfere with the functions of the nervous system. Most venoms contain neurotoxic substances. Myotoxins are included in this concept.
The reproductive elements of lower organisms, such as BACTERIA; FUNGI; and cryptogamic plants.
Preparations of pathogenic organisms or their derivatives made nontoxic and intended for active immunologic prophylaxis. They include deactivated toxins. Anatoxin toxoids are distinct from anatoxins that are TROPANES found in CYANOBACTERIA.
Food products manufactured from fish (e.g., FISH FLOUR, fish meal).
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type G. Though it has been isolated from soil, no outbreaks involving this type have been recognized.
The dose amount of poisonous or toxic substance or dose of ionizing radiation required to kill 50% of the tested population.
A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. It produces a toxin that causes pseudomembranous enterocolitis (ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
Infections with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.
Antisera from immunized animals that is purified and used as a passive immunizing agent against specific BACTERIAL TOXINS.
Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
Procedures or techniques used to keep food from spoiling.
Enzymes that transfer the ADP-RIBOSE group of NAD or NADP to proteins or other small molecules. Transfer of ADP-ribose to water (i.e., hydrolysis) is catalyzed by the NADASES. The mono(ADP-ribose)transferases transfer a single ADP-ribose. POLY(ADP-RIBOSE) POLYMERASES transfer multiple units of ADP-ribose to protein targets, building POLY ADENOSINE DIPHOSPHATE RIBOSE in linear or branched chains.
Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for processed and raw foods and beverages. It includes packaging intended to be used for storage and also used for preparation of foods such as microwave food containers versus COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS. Packaging materials may be intended for food contact or designated non-contact, for example, shipping containers. FOOD LABELING is also available.
Treatment of food with RADIATION.
Agents that cause agglutination of red blood cells. They include antibodies, blood group antigens, lectins, autoimmune factors, bacterial, viral, or parasitic blood agglutinins, etc.
Technique involving the diffusion of antigen or antibody through a semisolid medium, usually agar or agarose gel, with the result being a precipitin reaction.
Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.
Sulfuric acid diammonium salt. It is used in CHEMICAL FRACTIONATION of proteins.
Toxic substances formed in or elaborated by bacteria; they are usually proteins with high molecular weight and antigenicity; some are used as antibiotics and some to skin test for the presence of or susceptibility to certain diseases.
Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.
Drugs used for their actions on skeletal muscle. Included are agents that act directly on skeletal muscle, those that alter neuromuscular transmission (NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS), and drugs that act centrally as skeletal muscle relaxants (MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL). Drugs used in the treatment of movement disorders are ANTI-DYSKINESIA AGENTS.
A method of measuring the effects of a biologically active substance using an intermediate in vivo or in vitro tissue or cell model under controlled conditions. It includes virulence studies in animal fetuses in utero, mouse convulsion bioassay of insulin, quantitation of tumor-initiator systems in mouse skin, calculation of potentiating effects of a hormonal factor in an isolated strip of contracting stomach muscle, etc.
Techniques used in studying bacteria.
The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
Nitrous acid sodium salt. Used in many industrial processes, in meat curing, coloring, and preserving, and as a reagent in ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES. It is used therapeutically as an antidote in cyanide poisoning. The compound is toxic and mutagenic and will react in vivo with secondary or tertiary amines thereby producing highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.
Substances capable of inhibiting, retarding or arresting the process of fermentation, acidification or other deterioration of foods.
A serine endopeptidase that is formed from TRYPSINOGEN in the pancreas. It is converted into its active form by ENTEROPEPTIDASE in the small intestine. It catalyzes hydrolysis of the carboxyl group of either arginine or lysine. EC
A family of anadromous fish comprising SALMON; TROUT; whitefish; and graylings. They are the most important food and game fishes. Their habitat is the northern Atlantic and Pacific, both marine and inland, and the Great Lakes. (Nelson: Fishes of the World, 1976, p97)
The cause of TETANUS in humans and domestic animals. It is a common inhabitant of human and horse intestines as well as soil. Two components make up its potent exotoxin activity, a neurotoxin and a hemolytic toxin.
Cellulose derivative used in chromatography, as ion-exchange material, and for various industrial applications.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The most common etiologic agent of GAS GANGRENE. It is differentiable into several distinct types based on the distribution of twelve different toxins.
Food that has been prepared and stored in a way to prevent spoilage.
Pinched-off nerve endings and their contents of vesicles and cytoplasm together with the attached subsynaptic area of the membrane of the post-synaptic cell. They are largely artificial structures produced by fractionation after selective centrifugation of nervous tissue homogenates.
Techniques used to separate mixtures of substances based on differences in the relative affinities of the substances for mobile and stationary phases. A mobile phase (fluid or gas) passes through a column containing a stationary phase of porous solid or liquid coated on a solid support. Usage is both analytical for small amounts and preparative for bulk amounts.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Type species of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM, a gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is used as a source of PROBIOTICS.
Sensitive tests to measure certain antigens, antibodies, or viruses, using their ability to agglutinate certain erythrocytes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Drugs used in the treatment of movement disorders. Most of these act centrally on dopaminergic or cholinergic systems. Among the most important clinically are those used for the treatment of Parkinson disease (ANTIPARKINSON AGENTS) and those for the tardive dyskinesias.
An acute inflammation of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA that is characterized by the presence of pseudomembranes or plaques in the SMALL INTESTINE (pseudomembranous enteritis) and the LARGE INTESTINE (pseudomembranous colitis). It is commonly associated with antibiotic therapy and CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE colonization.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
A subclass of ACIDIC GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS. They contain one or more sialic acid (N-ACETYLNEURAMINIC ACID) residues. Using the Svennerholm system of abbrevations, gangliosides are designated G for ganglioside, plus subscript M, D, or T for mono-, di-, or trisialo, respectively, the subscript letter being followed by a subscript arabic numeral to indicated sequence of migration in thin-layer chromatograms. (From Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997)
The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
The formation of a solid in a solution as a result of a chemical reaction or the aggregation of soluble substances into complexes large enough to fall out of solution.
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, used for the industrial production of SOLVENTS.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
Protein synthesized by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI as a single chain of ~150 kDa with 35% sequence identity to BOTULINUM TOXIN that is cleaved to a light and a heavy chain that are linked by a single disulfide bond. Tetanolysin is the hemolytic and tetanospasmin is the neurotoxic principle. The toxin causes disruption of the inhibitory mechanisms of the CNS, thus permitting uncontrolled nervous activity, leading to fatal CONVULSIONS.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Viruses whose hosts are bacterial cells.
Process of determining and distinguishing species of bacteria or viruses based on antigens they share.
Chromatography on non-ionic gels without regard to the mechanism of solute discrimination.
A species of gram-positive, thermophilic, cellulolytic bacteria in the family Clostridaceae. It degrades and ferments CELLOBIOSE and CELLULOSE to ETHANOL in the CELLULOSOME.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.
Centrifugation with a centrifuge that develops centrifugal fields of more than 100,000 times gravity. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Separation technique in which the stationary phase consists of ion exchange resins. The resins contain loosely held small ions that easily exchange places with other small ions of like charge present in solutions washed over the resins.
A GTP-BINDING PROTEIN involved in regulating a signal transduction pathway that controls assembly of focal adhesions and actin stress fibers. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
An ester formed between the aldehydic carbon of RIBOSE and the terminal phosphate of ADENOSINE DIPHOSPHATE. It is produced by the hydrolysis of nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NAD) by a variety of enzymes, some of which transfer an ADP-ribosyl group to target proteins.
Gel electrophoresis in which the direction of the electric field is changed periodically. This technique is similar to other electrophoretic methods normally used to separate double-stranded DNA molecules ranging in size up to tens of thousands of base-pairs. However, by alternating the electric field direction one is able to separate DNA molecules up to several million base-pairs in length.
A set of genes descended by duplication and variation from some ancestral gene. Such genes may be clustered together on the same chromosome or dispersed on different chromosomes. Examples of multigene families include those that encode the hemoglobins, immunoglobulins, histocompatibility antigens, actins, tubulins, keratins, collagens, heat shock proteins, salivary glue proteins, chorion proteins, cuticle proteins, yolk proteins, and phaseolins, as well as histones, ribosomal RNA, and transfer RNA genes. The latter three are examples of reiterated genes, where hundreds of identical genes are present in a tandem array. (King & Stanfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
The mechanical process of cooling.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Mold and yeast inhibitor. Used as a fungistatic agent for foods, especially cheeses.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, found in INTESTINES and SOIL.
The section of the alimentary canal from the STOMACH to the ANAL CANAL. It includes the LARGE INTESTINE and SMALL INTESTINE.
A ubiquitous target SNARE protein that interacts with SYNTAXIN and SYNAPTOBREVIN. It is a core component of the machinery for intracellular MEMBRANE FUSION. The sequence contains 2 SNARE domains, one is the prototype for the Qb-SNARES, and the other is the prototype for the Qc-SNARES.

Differentiation of the gene clusters encoding botulinum neurotoxin type A complexes in Clostridium botulinum type A, Ab, and A(B) strains. (1/23)

We describe a strategy to identify the clusters of genes encoding components of the botulinum toxin type A (boNT/A) complexes in 57 strains of Clostridium botulinum types A, Ab, and A(B) isolated in Italy and in the United States from different sources. Specifically, we combined the results of PCR for detecting the ha33 and/or p47 genes with those of boNT/A PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Three different type A toxin gene clusters were revealed; type A1 was predominant among the strains from the United States, whereas type A2 predominated among the Italian strains, suggesting a geographic distinction between strains. By contrast, no relationship between the toxin gene clusters and the clinical or food source of strains was evident. In two C. botulinum type A isolates from the United States, we recognized a third type A toxin gene cluster (designated type A3) which was similar to that previously described only for C. botulinum type A(B) and Ab strains. Total genomic DNA from the strains was subjected to pulsed-filed gel electrophoresis and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analyses, and the results were consistent with the boNT/A gene clusters obtained.  (+info)

A novel neurotoxoid vaccine prevents mucosal botulism. (2/23)

The threat posed by botulism, classically a food- and waterborne disease with a high morbidity and mortality, has increased exponentially in an age of bioterrorism. Because botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) could be easily disseminated by terrorists using an aerosol or could be used to contaminate the food or water supply, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has classified it as a category A agent. Although clearly the development of a safe and effective mucosal vaccine against this toxin should be a high priority, essentially no studies to date have assessed mucosal immune responses to this disease. To bridge this gap in our knowledge, we immunized mice weekly for 4 wk with nasal doses of BoNT type A toxoid and a mutant of cholera toxin termed E112K. We found elevated levels of BoNT-specific IgG Abs in plasma and of secretory IgA Abs in external secretions (nasal washes, saliva, and fecal extracts). When mice given nasal BoNT vaccine were challenged with 4 x 10(3) LD50 of BoNT type A (BoNT/A) via the i.p. route, complete protection was seen, while naive mice given the same dosage died within 2 h. To further confirm the efficacy of this nasal BoNT vaccine, an oral LD50 was determined. When mice were given an oral challenge of 5 microg (2 x oral LD50) of progenitor BoNT/A, all immunized mice survived beyond 5 days, while nonimmunized mice did not. The fecal extract samples from nasally vaccinated mice were found to contain neutralizing secretory IgA Abs. Taken together, these results show that nasal BoNT/A vaccine effectively prevents mucosal BoNT intoxication.  (+info)

Efficient DNA fingerprinting of Clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, and F by amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis. (3/23)

Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis was applied to characterize 33 group I and 37 group II Clostridium botulinum strains. Four restriction enzyme and 30 primer combinations were screened to tailor the AFLP technique for optimal characterization of C. botulinum. The enzyme combination HindIII and HpyCH4IV, with primers having one selective nucleotide apiece (Hind-C and Hpy-A), was selected. AFLP clearly differentiated between C. botulinum groups I and II; group-specific clusters showed <10% similarity between proteolytic and nonproteolytic C. botulinum strains. In addition, group-specific fragments were detected in both groups. All strains studied were typeable by AFLP, and a total of 42 AFLP types were identified. Extensive diversity was observed among strains of C. botulinum type E, whereas group I had lower genetic biodiversity. These results indicate that AFLP is a fast, highly discriminating, and reproducible DNA fingerprinting method with excellent typeability, which, in addition to its suitability for typing at strain level, can be used for C. botulinum group identification.  (+info)

Genotyping Clostridium botulinum toxinotype A isolates from patients using amplified rDNA restriction analysis. (4/23)

In this study, the application of amplified rDNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) for characterizing Clostridium botulinum toxinotype A strains isolated from individuals with botulism was evaluated. Ten restriction enzymes were tested for their suitability in ARDRA as a typing method and HhaI was selected for the best outcome. Analysis of HhaI restriction profiles of the amplified products divided C. botulinum isolates into three clusters. Non-toxigenic Clostridium sporogenes strains showed an ARDRA restriction pattern that was distinct from those observed for C. botulinum. The successful use of ARDRA for subdivision of C. botulinum in this study confirmed that this technique is a powerful method for typing of C. botulinum toxinotype A clonal diversity. In addition, it is rapid, sensitive and simple.  (+info)

Expression of botulinum neurotoxins A and E, and associated non-toxin genes, during the transition phase and stability at high temperature: analysis by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR. (5/23)

Production of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) and associated non-toxic proteins (ANTPs), which include a non-toxic non-haemagglutinin (NTNH/A) as well as haemagglutinins (HAs), was found previously to be dependent upon an RNA polymerase alternative sigma factor (BotR/A). Expression of the botR/A, bont/A and antp genes, monitored by reverse transcription and real-time PCR analysis, occurred concomitantly at the transition between the exponential and stationary growth phases of Clostridium botulinum A. The botR/A expression level was about 100-fold less than those of the bont/A and antp genes. Therefore, BotR/A is an alternative sigma factor controlling the botulinum A locus genes during the transition phase. The highest toxin concentration was released into the culture supernatant 12 h after maximum expression of the botR/A, bont/A and antp genes, without any apparent bacterial lysis. Toxin levels were then stable over 5 days in cultures at 37 degrees C, whereas a dramatic decrease in lethal activity was observed between 24 and 48 h in cultures at 44 degrees C. High temperature did inhibit transcription, since expression levels of the botR/A, bont/A and antp genes were similar in cultures at 37 and 44 degrees C. However, incubation at 44 degrees C triggered a calcium-dependent protease that degraded BoNT/A and NTNH/A, but not HAs. In C. botulinum E, which contains no gene related to botR, the bont/E and p47 genes were also expressed during the transition phase, and no protease activation at 44 degrees C was evident.  (+info)

Determination of neurotoxin gene expression in Clostridium botulinum type A by quantitative RT-PCR. (6/23)

Real time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR was used to quantify the expression of the botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) gene (cntA) by normalization with the expression of 16S rRNA. The method were confirmed by monitoring the mRNA levels of cntA during growth in five type A strains. In all but one of the strains the expression of cntA mRNA was maximal in the late exponential phase, and approximately 35-fold greater than in the early exponential phase. The concentration of the extracellular BoNT/A complex detected by ELISA was highest in stationary phase. Sodium nitrite and sorbic acid completely inhibited growth at 20 ppm and 4 mg ml-1, respectively. CntA expression became lower in proportion to the concentration of sorbic acid, and this reduction was confirmed by mouse bioassay. Our results show that real time RT-PCR can be used to quantify levels of C. botulinum type A neurotoxin transcripts and to assess the effects of food additives on botulinal risk.  (+info)

SYBR green real-time PCR method to detect Clostridium botulinum type A. (7/23)

Botulinum toxins (BoNTs) are classically produced by Clostridium botulinum but rarely also from neurotoxigenic strains of Clostridium baratii and Clostridium butyricum. BoNT type A (BoNT/A), BoNT/B, BoNT/E, and very rarely BoNT/F are mainly responsible for human botulism. Standard microbiological methods take into consideration only the detection of C. botulinum. The presumptive identification of the toxigenic strains together with the typing of BoNT has to be performed by mouse bioassay. The development of PCR-based methods for the detection and typing of BoNT-producing clostridia would be an ideal alternative to the mouse bioassay. The objective of this study was to develop a rapid and robust real-time PCR method for detecting C. botulinum type A. Four different techniques for the extraction and purification of DNA from cultured samples were initially compared. Of the techniques used, Chelex 100, DNeasy tissue kit, InstaGene matrix DNA, and boiling, the boiling technique was significantly less efficient than the other three. These did not give statistically different results, and Chelex 100 was chosen because it was less expensive than the others. In order to eliminate any false-negative results, an internal amplification control was synthesized and included in the amplification mixture according to ISO 22174. The specificity of the method was tested against 75 strains of C. botulinum type A, 4 strains of C. botulinum type Ab, and 101 nontarget strains. The detection limit of the reaction was less than 6 x 10(1) copies of C. botulinum type A DNA. The robustness of the method was confirmed using naturally contaminated stool specimens to evaluate the tolerance of inhibitor substances. SYBR green real-time PCR showed very high specificity for the detection of C. botulinum types A and Ab (inclusivity and exclusivity, 100%).  (+info)

Structures of Clostridium botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A Light Chain complexed with small-molecule inhibitors highlight active-site flexibility. (8/23)

The potential for the use of Clostridial neurotoxins as bioweapons makes the development of small-molecule inhibitors of these deadly toxins a top priority. Recently, screening of a random hydroxamate library identified a small-molecule inhibitor of C. botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A Light Chain (BoNT/A-LC), 4-chlorocinnamic hydroxamate, a derivative of which has been shown to have in vivo efficacy in mice and no toxicity. We describe the X-ray crystal structures of BoNT/A-LC in complexes with two potent small-molecule inhibitors. The structures of the enzyme with 4-chlorocinnamic hydroxamate or 2,4-dichlorocinnamic hydroxamate bound are compared to the structure of the enzyme complexed with L-arginine hydroxamate, an inhibitor with modest affinity. Taken together, this suite of structures provides surprising insights into the BoNT/A-LC active site, including unexpected conformational flexibility at the S1' site that changes the electrostatic environment of the binding pocket. Information gained from these structures will inform the design and optimization of more effective small-molecule inhibitors of BoNT/A-LC.  (+info)

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Resources on the mental health parity bills from the Congressional Budget Office: CBO score on H.R. 1424 (Commerce), 11-21-07: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/88xx/doc8837/hr1424e&c.pdf CBO score on H.R. 1424 (Ways & Means), 10-4-07: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/86xx/doc8679/hr1424w&m.pdf CBO score on H.R. 1424 (Ed & Labor) 9-7-07: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/86xx/doc8608/hr1424.pdf CBO score on S. 558, 3-20-07 ...
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Despite being separated by over 7,000 miles, two species of crows that are distinct in appearance and size shed only the species C. jejuni. This was confirmed by using two well-established PCR protocols that targeted different genes. C. jejuni was isolated almost at the same frequency from Kolkata samples (69%) as from samples from the greater Seattle area (61%). Other studies have reported the presence of campylobacters in 21 to 68% of fecal samples from crows (10, 12), and our results are in agreement with those, although Weis et al. also found Campylobacter coli and C. lari isolates, based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis (10).. The most unexpected result was that of the CDT gene cluster. In all of the 74 isolates in which the cluster was detected, irrespective of whether their origin was in the United States or Eastern India, PCR amplicons of the same size were obtained, at approximately 1,350 bp instead of the full-length 2,100 bp found in the wild type. The sequencing of 22 ...
The Staphylococcus aureus genome encodes three ferric uptake repressor (Fur) homologues: Fur, PerR, and Zur. To determine the exact role of Fur in S. aureus, we inactivated thefur gene by allelic replacement using a tetracycline resistance cassette, creating strain MJH010 (fur). The mutant had a growth defect in rich medium, and this defect was exacerbated in metal-depleted CL medium. This growth defect was partially suppressed by manganous ion, a metal ion with known antioxidant properties. This suggests that the fur mutation leads to an oxidative stress condition. Indeed, MJH010 (fur) has reduced levels of catalase activity resulting from decreased katA transcription. Using akatA-lacZ fusion we have determined that Fur functions, either directly or indirectly, as an iron-dependent positive regulator of katA expression. Transcription of katA is coregulated by Fur and PerR, since in MJH010 (fur) transcription was still repressed by manganese while transcription in MJH201 (fur perR) was ...
SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for C3KX86 (SCPB_CLOB6), Segregation and condensation protein B. Clostridium botulinum (strain 657 / Type Ba4)
SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for C3KTD0 (TGT_CLOB6), Queuine tRNA-ribosyltransferase. Clostridium botulinum (strain 657 / Type Ba4)
A CBO aide said the agency will not release its analysis of the revised healthcare bill drafted by Senate Republicans on Monday, following a vote delay.
A CBO aide said the agency will not release its analysis of the revised healthcare bill drafted by Senate Republicans on Monday, following a vote delay.
Growth in real (inflation-adjusted) GDP in calendar year 2013 will be just 0.5 percent, CBO expects-with the economy projected to contract at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in the first half of the year and expand at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the second half. Given the pattern of past recessions as identified by the National Bureau of Economic Research, such a contraction in output in the first half of 2013 would probably be judged to be a recession. ...
Background: Contemporary technologies and assay methods are being explored continuously for rapid and sensitive detection of biologically active BoNTs in food and environmental samples to facilitate enhanced public health response. Previously, FRET based substrates were used to detect the presence of active BoNTs in samples. However their efficacy to screen food samples and identify serotypes associated with unknown samples is largely limited. In this work, we have evaluated the application of cleavage sensitive monoclonal antibodies (CSM) to detect enzymatically active BoNT Type A using Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI). CSM are developed to recognize only the neo-epitopes that are generated after the cleavage of target substrates by BoNTs. Methods: BLI platform (Pall Fortebio Octet) was used to evaluate the ability of type-A CSM (CSM-A) to specifically detect the catalytic action of BoNT/A, by measuring its binding to the BoNT/A cleaved fragment of SNAP-25. BLI is a powerful, versatile, rapid and ...
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NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Development of In-Vitro Assays to Assess the Potency of Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A (SBIR [R43/R44]) PA-09-179. NINDS
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Development of In-Vitro Assays to Assess the Potency of Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A (STTR [R41/R42]) PA-09-178. NINDS
Background The dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum typically produces paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, which are known only from cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates. While a PSP toxin gene cluster has recently been characterized in cyanobacteria, the genetic background of PSP toxin production in dinoflagellates remains elusive. Results We constructed and analysed an expressed sequence tag (EST) library of A. minutum, which contained 15,703 read sequences yielding a total of 4,320 unique expressed clusters. Of these clusters, 72% combined the forward-and reverse reads of at least one bacterial clone. This sequence resource was then used to construct an oligonucleotide microarray. We analysed the expression of all clusters in three different strains. While the cyanobacterial PSP toxin genes were not found among the A. minutum sequences, 192 genes were differentially expressed between toxic and non-toxic strains. Conclusions Based on this study and on the lack of identified PSP synthesis ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Structural and biochemical characterization of botulinum neurotoxin subtype b2 binding to its receptors. AU - Davies, Jonathan R.. AU - Masuyer, Geoffrey. AU - Stenmark, Pål. PY - 2020/9/17. Y1 - 2020/9/17. N2 - Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) can be used therapeutically to treat a wide range of neuromuscular and neurological conditions. A collection of natural BoNT variants exists which can be classified into serologically distinct serotypes (BoNT/B), and further divided into subtypes (BoNT/B1, B2,...). BoNT subtypes share a high degree of sequence identity within the same serotype yet can display large variation in toxicity. One such example is BoNT/B2, which was isolated from Clostridium botulinum strain 111 in a clinical case of botulism, and presents a 10-fold lower toxicity than BoNT/B1. In an effort to understand the molecular mechanisms behind this difference in potency, we here present the crystal structures of BoNT/B2 in complex with the ganglioside receptor GD1a, and ...
Catalyzes the attachment of glutamate to tRNA(Glu) in a two-step reaction: glutamate is first activated by ATP to form Glu-AMP and then transferred to the acceptor end of tRNA(Glu).
The federal government will spend 11% less on the Affordable Care Act over the next decade than previously anticipated, according to updated figures released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, the Washington Posts Wonkblog reports.. Overall, the ACA is expected to cost $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. By comparison, CBO in March 2010 estimated the ACA would cost $710 billion from 2015 to 2019. However, CBO now estimates that the law will cost about $506 billion, or about 29% less, during that time period (Ehrenfreund, Wonkblog, Washington Post, 3/9).. According to CBO, the decline in the estimated cost is the result of fewer people enrolling in exchange coverage than the office had anticipated, as well as a slowdown in health care spending growth (Ferris, The Hill, 3/9). In addition, fewer individuals signed up for Medicaid coverage and more individuals were enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans and private coverage than had been expected (Wonkblog, Washington Post, ...
We talk to Lan T. Pham, the famous CBO whistleblower who was fired from her job for telling the truth about systemic fraud and corruption in Americas mortgage market and financial system. Dr. Lan T. Pham, former Principal Analyst and Financial Economist at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was beginning to explore the fallout from MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems) in her work there in 2010, before she was quickly fired. She joins us in a TV exclusive interview to tell her story, and to tell you why Americans should be asking some tough questions about who the CBO and Congress are REALLY serving… ...
Article Discussion on Have any of you geniuses actually read the CBO report? It didnt say that 2 million would LOSE their jobs, but rather that many may voluntarily choose to leave jobs that they are working at only for health benefits they couldnt obtain on their own before Obamacare. Most people would consider that flexibility a good thing. But yall never seem to care about the facts when you can turn something into another attack against the President you hate. CBO: Health-care law to prompt loss of 2 million full-time workers - Article Comments - View topic: Denver Post Community News, Sports, and Photos
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Clostridium botulinum is a spore-forming, strictly anaerobic that means they live and grow in low oxygen environments, and gram-positive bacteria. The Clostridium botulinum bacteria remain dormant in the form of spores when conditions for survival are poor. The spore contains a small amount of all essential components of Clostridium botulinum, and has a thick protective …. ...
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What is Clostridium botulinum? Clostridium botulinum are rod-shaped bacteria (also called C. are anaerobic, meaning they live and grow in low oxygen conditions. The bacteria form protective spores when conditions for survival are poor.
The hemagglutinating protein HA33 from Clostridium botulinum is associated with the large botulinum neurotoxin secreted complexes and is critical in toxin protection, internalization, and possibly activation. We report the crystal structure of serotype A HA33 (HA33/A) at 1.5 A resolution that contains a unique domain organization and a carbohydrate recognition site. In addition, sequence alignments of the other toxin complex components, including the neurotoxin BoNT/A, hemagglutinating protein HA17/A, and non-toxic non-hemagglutinating protein NTNHA/A, suggests that most of the toxin complex consists of a reoccurring beta-trefoil fold ...
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ID CLBOT1_1_PE1005 STANDARD; PRT; 297 AA. AC CLBOT1_1_PE1005; A5I0L8; A7G2D2; DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 1, Created) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 2, Last sequence update) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 3, Last annotation update) DE SubName: Full=LysR-family transcriptional regulator;SubName: DE Full=Transcriptional regulator, LysR family; (CLBOT1_1.PE1005). GN OrderedLocusNames=CBO1026, CLC_1079; OS CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM A STR. ATCC 3502. OC Bacteria; Firmicutes; Clostridia; Clostridiales; Clostridiaceae; OC Clostridium. OX NCBI_TaxID=413999; RN [0] RP -.; RG -.; RL -.; CC -!- SEQ. DATA ORIGIN: Translated from the HOGENOM CDS CLBOT1_1.PE1005. CC Clostridium botulinum A str. ATCC 3502, complete genome. CC sequence. CC -!- ANNOTATIONS ORIGIN:A5I0L8_CLOBH CC -!- SIMILARITY: Contains 1 HTH lysR-type DNA-binding domain. CC -!- GENE_FAMILY: HOG000233521 [ FAMILY / ALN / TREE ] DR UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot; A5I0L8; A7G2D2; -. DR EMBL; CP000727; ABS37623.1; -; Genomic_DNA. DR EMBL; AM412317; CAL82579.1; -; Genomic_DNA. DR RefSeq; ...
You said high pressure cooking can destroy the toxin? Does it destroy the toxin? Or just the bacteria? And if it destroys the toxin, can I just cook my bulgey can of food before I eat it?. Reply ...
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De multidisciplinaire richtlijn Angststoornissen is op initiatief en onder auspiciën van de Landelijke Stuurgroep Multidisciplinaire Richtlijnontwikkeling in de GGZ en de daaronder ressorterende Commissie Cliëntenparticipatie tot stand gebracht door de werkgroep Angststoornissen waarin de deelnemende verenigingen en organisaties hebben samengewerkt.. Methodologische en organisatorische ondersteuning en begeleiding werden verzorgd door het Kwaliteitsinstituut voor de Gezondheidszorg CBO en het Trimbos-instituut.. Landelijke Stuurgroep Multidisciplinaire Richtlijnontwikkeling in de GGZ. Voorzitter R.M.W. Smeets, Raad van Bestuur GGZ Friesland. Vice-voorzitter Prof.dr. G. Hutschemaekers, De Gelderse Roos, Arnhem. Secretaris Mw. dr. A. Eland (tot januari 2002) en dr. A.L.C.M. Henkelman, Trimbos-instituut. Leden Ir. T.A. van Barneveld, Kwaliteitsinstituut voor de Gezondheidszorg CBO. Mw. H. Blankman, Federatie Verpleegkunde in de GGZ (FVGGZ). Mw. dr. J.H. Dekker, Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap ...
Caspi, A., and T. E. Moffitt. Longitudinal cohort research: Sowing, nurturing, waiting, harvesting. Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions, 2016, pp. 249-55. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9781316422250.055. Full Text ...
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Clostridium botulinum is a taxonomic designation for at least four diverse species that are defined by the expression of one (monovalent) or two (bivalent) of seven different C. botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs, A-G). The four species have been classified as C. botulinum Groups I-IV. The presence of bont genes in strains representing the different Groups is probably the result of horizontal transfer of the toxin operons between the species. Chromosome and plasmid sequences of several C. botulinum strains representing A, B, E and F serotypes and a C. butyricum type E strain were compared to examine their genomic organization, or synteny, and the location of the botulinum toxin complex genes. These comparisons identified synteny among proteolytic (Group I) strains or nonproteolytic (Group II) strains but not between the two Groups. The bont complex genes within the strains examined were not randomly located but found within three regions of the chromosome or in two specific sites within plasmids. A
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Differences between the type B neurotoxin gene sequence of Clostridium botulinum type A(B) and Cl. botulinum type B, including a six nucleotide deletion, were recently proposed as a cause of the lack of expression of this gene in the type A toxigenic strains. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based
National Wildlife Refuges and State Wildlife Sanctuaries in the subtropical Hawaiian Islands have experienced severe die-off events from avian botulism with increasing frequency. In the wetlands of Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (Kauai, Hawaii) and elsewhere, avian botulism is fatal and is caused by food poisoning from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum (strain C). The impact of avian botulism may increase globally as the bacteria Clostridium botulinum (strain C) favors warmer water temperatures. Hawaiis non-migratory endemic waterbirds are especially vulnerable to avian botulism (type C) with epizootics causing mortality of thousands of endangered waterbirds in recent years. Migratory waterfowl and shorebirds are also affected. The endangered koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck; Anas wyvilliana) and critically-endangered Laysan duck (Laysan teal; A. laysanensis) have particularly high exposure because of their feeding behavior, limited wetland habitat, and small geographic ranges. Hawaiis endemic ...
Formula Products Contaminated with Clostridium Botulinum - FAQ What is Clostridium botulinum? C. botulinum is an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming rod that commonly found in the soil. Although the toxin is destroyed by boiling for 10 minutes or longer; inactivation of spores requires much higher temperature. What is the cause of botulism? Foodborne botulism results from ingestion of preformed toxin present in contaminated foods. Since C. botulinum can only grow in the absence of oxygen, foodborne botulism occurs in products with low oxygen content (e.g. in airtight packaging) as well as with right combination of storage and preservative parameters. The bacterium will grow and produce toxin in these products which are then eaten without sufficient heating or post-production cooking to inactivate the toxin. This is the case in lightly preserved foods such as fermented, salted, or smoked fish and meat products and in inadequately processed home-canned or home-bottled low acid foods. On the ...
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View Notes - Botulism from BIOL 121 at Mary Washington. Botulism Botulism is a disease caused by the ingestion of a toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. All domestic fowl and most
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The carboxy-terminal domain of the heavy chain recognizes a specific binding site, while the nitrogen-terminus transports the lighter chain into the nerve cytosol (Peck et al. 2010). The lighter chain contains metalloproteases that target specific proteins involved in controlling the exocytosis machinery (Verderio et al. 2006). The inhibition of this integral machinery stops the release of acetylcholine and the neuron fails to send an important signal throughout the body. The lighter chain also decreases the stability of the binding complex, further preventing acetylcholine from being able to bind to the synaptic vesicles (Peck et al. 2010). In addition to releasing neurotoxins when exposed to varying environmental conditions, Clostridium botulinum also increases production of proteases that are secreted from the cell to breakdown polypeptides to contribute to contaminating food and therefore increasing its own toxicity. A large proportion of the bacterias genome encodes for several different ...
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are extremely potent toxins that are capable of causing death or respiratory failure leading to long-term intensive care. Treatment includes serotype-specific antitoxins, which must be administered early in the course of the intoxication. Rapidly determining human exposure to BoNT is an important public health goal. In previous work, our laboratory focused on developing Endopep-MS, a mass spectrometry-based endopeptidase method for detecting and differentiating BoNT/A-G serotypes in buffer and BoNT/A, /B, /E, and /F in clinical samples. We have previously reported the effectiveness of antibody-capture to purify and concentrate BoNTs from complex matrices, such as clinical samples. Because some antibodies inhibit or neutralize the activity of BoNT, the choice of antibody with which to extract the toxin is critical. In this work, we evaluated a panel of 16 anti-BoNT/A monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for their ability to inhibit the in vitro activity of BoNT/A1, /A2, and ...
Li clostrideye do botulisse, c est l microbe del famile des clostrideyes ki cåze li botulisse des djins et des biesses. No d l indje e sincieus latén : Clostridium botulinum ...
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botulism: Poisoning by a toxin, called botulinum toxin, produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This poisoning results most frequently from the eating of improperly sterilized home-...
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Botulism (Type A Clostridium botulinum) in Peoria, Illinois. 28 persons were hospitalized, and 20 patients were treated with an ... Out of 324 soup cans, five of them were found to be contaminated with botulinum toxin, all in the initial batch of vichyssoise ... Mann JM, Martin S, Hoffman R, Marrazzo S (March 1981). "Patient recovery from type A botulism: morbidity assessment following a ... Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) (January 17, 2003). "Outbreak of Botulism Type E Associated with Eating a Beached ...
"Clostridium botulinum type F: Seasonal inhibition by Bacillus lichenoformis". Science 1967;155(758): 89-90. "Myron Wentz ...
"Natural Clostridium botulinum Type C Toxicosis in a Group of Cats". J Clin Microbiol. 42 (11): 5406-8. doi:10.1128/JCM.42.11. ... The most common type is Coonhound paralysis. This is similar to Guillain-Barré syndrome in humans. Coonhound paralysis seems to ... Hyperchylomicronemia or hyperlipoproteinemia is a type of inherited hyperlipidemia in cats. Polyneuropathy is caused by ...
... of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can fall into one of 7 different types which are strains A through G. Type ... Yule, Adam; Ian K. Barker; John W. Austin; Richard D. Moccia (2006). "Toxicity of Clostridium Botulinum Type E Neurotoxin to ... Franciosa, G; L. Fenicia; C. Caldiani; P. Aureli (1996). "PCR for detection of Clostridium botulinum type C in avian and ... The Type E strain is also commonly associated with avian outbreaks and is frequently found in fish species which is why most ...
... but the toxin produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type C may be involved. Clostridium botulinum is a soil-borne ... It may cause grass sickness when the spores of C. botulinum type C are ingested and produce their toxin locally within the ... Grass sickness may affect all types of horse, pony and donkey, and has affected some well known horses including the ...
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is a specific form of botulinum ... botulinum toxin type B) in type A-resistant cervical dystonia". Neurology. 53 (7): 1431-8. doi:10.1212/WNL.53.7.1431. PMID ... Botulinum toxin treats wrinkles by immobilizing the muscles which cause wrinkles. It is not appropriate for the treatment of ... Botulinum toxin Injectable filler Danby, FW (Jul-Aug 2010). "Nutrition and aging skin: sugar and glycation". Clin Dermatol. 4. ...
Clostridium botulinum, and Clostridium tetani. The endospore consists of the bacterium's DNA, ribosomes and large amounts of ... Most types of bacteria cannot change to the endospore form. Examples of bacterial species that can form endospores include ... The main types within the cell are terminal, subterminal, and centrally placed endospores. Terminal endospores are seen at the ... Higher concentrations of bleach are not more effective, and can cause some types of bacteria to aggregate and thus survive. ...
Many pathogenic bacteria, such as food-borne Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium botulinum, secrete toxins into the host to ... Each of these different types of organisms can then be further classified as a pathogen based on its mode of transmission. This ... Each of these three types of antimicrobials can be classified into two subsequent groups: bactericidal and bacteriostatic. ...
"Effects of potassium sorbate and other antibotulinal agents on germination and outgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type E spores ... "Effects of various concentrations of sodium nitrite and potassium sorbate on Clostridium botulinum toxin production in ... Furthermore, the type of bacteria also affects sodium nitrites effectiveness. It is generally agreed upon that sodium nitrite ... The results show that there is no change in levels of inoculated C botulinum over the curing process, which implies that the ...
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"Sporulation of Clostridium botulinum Types A, B and E, Clostridium Perfringens, and putrefactive Anaerobe 3679 in dialysis sacs ... "Comparative Dose-Survival Curves of Representative Clostridium botulinum Type F Spores and Type A and B Spores", Applied and ... "Production of Types A and B Spores of Clostridium botulinum by the Biphasic Method: Effect on Spore Population, Radiation ... "Cryogenic Gamma Irradiation of Prototype Pork and Chicken and Antagonistic Effect between Clostridium botulinum Types A and B ...
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"Crystal structures of OrfX2 and P47 from a Botulinum neurotoxin OrfX-type gene cluster". FEBS Letters. 591 (22): 3781-3792. doi ... "The hypothetical protein P47 of Clostridium botulinum E1 strain Beluga has a structural topology similar to bactericidal/ ... "Concerted actions of cholesteryl ester transfer protein and phospholipid transfer protein in type 2 diabetes: effects of ...
Botulism is a rare disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This microbe is primarily found in the soil or ... According to studies, there is an estimated 60,000 different types of bacteria that reside in the soil. Terrestrial bacteria ...
Botulinum toxin infusion As an alternative to the deep digital flexor tenotomy, Clostridium botulinum type A toxin has been ... Carter DW, Renfroe JB (July 2009). "A novel approach to the treatment and prevention of laminitis: botulinum toxin type A for ... Trimming Successful treatment for any type of founder must necessarily involve stabilization of the bony column by some means. ...
Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, Equine influenza, Equine herpesvirus type 1 ... Eight horses that had received prophylactic botulinum antitoxin and developed subsequent signs of Theiler's disease were ...
Tier 1 BSATs are indicated by an asterisk (*). Botulinum neurotoxin-producing species of Clostridium* Coxiella burnetii ... Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin Conotoxins Ricin Saxitoxin Staphylococcal enterotoxins Tetrodotoxin 2 Type A ... Alcelaphine herpesvirus type 1) Menangle virus Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (contagious caprine ...
"The bacteria of the Clostridium botulinum C and D types". In 1929 he was also director of the Bacterial Vaccine Section at ...
Clostridium botulinum type A MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.100 - Clostridium botulinum type B MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.150 ... Clostridium botulinum type C MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.200 - Clostridium botulinum type D MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.250 ... Clostridium botulinum type E MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.300 - Clostridium botulinum type F MeSH B03.300.390.400.200.160.350 ... Clostridium botulinum type A MeSH B03.510.415.400.200.160.100 - Clostridium botulinum type B MeSH B03.510.415.400.200.160.150 ...
... meats serve to reduce the risks of food poisoning from anaerobic bacteria such as species of Clostridium that release botulinum ... when some types begin to go rancid. Unopened oils can have a storage life of up to one year, but some types have a shorter ... Modern techniques of preparing meat for storage vary with the type of meat and special requirements of tenderness, flavour, ...
"A novel strain of Clostridium botulinum that produces type B and type H botulinum toxins". The Journal of Infectious Diseases. ... There are seven main types of botulinum toxin, named type A-G. New types are occasionally found.[3][4] Types A and B are ... types E and F can cause disease in humans, while the other types cause disease in other animals.[8] Botulinum toxin types A and ... Botulism toxins are produced by bacteria of the genus Clostridium, namely Clostridium botulinum, C. butyricum, C. baratii and C ...
Some authors include Clostridium haemolyticum as Clostridium novyi type D. C novyi is closely related to Clostridium botulinum ... The toxins normally produced by the various types are shown in table 1 The alpha-toxin of Clostridium botulinum types C and D, ... Type strain of Clostridium novyi at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase Biology portal. ... Moore WB (October 1968). "Solidified media suitable for the cultivation of Clostridium novyi type B". Journal of General ...
"Clostridium argentinense sp. nov.: A Genetically Homogeneous Group Composed of All Strains of Clostridium botulinum Toxin Type ... botulinum toxin group G, respectively. Like Cl. botulinum, Cl. argentinense produces botulin, a neurotoxin that causes botulism ... Clostridium argentinense is an anaerobic, motile, gram-positive bacterium. Some bacilli now identified as Cl. argentinense were ... "Clostridium argentinense". Retrieved 2011-01-21. Biology portal v t e. ...
The seven main types of botulinum toxin are named types A to G. New types are occasionally found. Types A and B are capable of ... Botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the cause of botulism. Humans most commonly ingest the toxin from eating ... types E and F can cause disease in humans, while the other types cause disease in other animals. Botulinum toxin types A and B ... Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents ...
... botulinum types A or B. C. botulinum type A was found to be present in soil samples from mountain areas of Victoria. Type-B ... "Rejection of Clostridium putrificum and conservation of Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium sporogenes-Opinion 69. Judicial ... of Clostridium botulinum type G and some nontoxigenic strains previously identified as Clostridium subterminale or Clostridium ... Type A C. botulinum predominates the soil samples from the western regions, while type B is the major type found in eastern ...
The bacterium responsible, Clostridium botulinum, is ubiquitous in the environment, grows in the anaerobic conditions created ... Emulsion-type cooked sausages, such as frankfurters or bologna, use a bowl chopper to make finely ground meat batter that is ... Nitrites are used for all types of sausages and are the most common. Nitrates are used only in the preparation of the cured dry ... Sausages come in two main types: fresh and cured. Cured sausages may be either cooked or dried. Many cured sausages are smoked ...
"Clostridium baratii". Retrieved 2011-01-24. Type strain of Clostridium baratii at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity ... As opposed to the classic cause of botulism, C. botulinum, its environmental source is unknown. Therefore, it is unclear how to ... Infant Botulism Caused by Clostridium baratii Type F - Iowa, 2013". MMWR. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved ... Clostridium baratii infection is proven when it is grown on a petri dish and isolated from a stool culture. This takes a ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Type strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase ... The organism also causes many types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia. These invasive pneumococcal diseases ... induction of transformation by a desoxyribonucleic acid fraction isolated from pneumococcus type III". J Exp Med. 79 (2): 137- ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Lam, TB; Omar, MI; Fisher, E; Gillies, K; MacLennan, S (23 September 2014). "Types of indwelling urethral catheters for short- ... the type of underwear used, personal hygiene methods used after urinating or defecating, or whether a person typically bathes ...
... as the Clostridium botulinum bacteria thrive in the anaerobic conditions created by the air-tight enclosure in plastic.[15] ... Fermented foods by typeEdit. Bean-basedEdit. Cheonggukjang, doenjang, fermented bean curd, miso, natto, soy sauce, stinky tofu ...
... that prevented Clostridium botulinum growth.[15][18] ... This method is the most traditional and ancient type of ...
Clostridium: tetani (Tetanospasmin) · perfringens (Alpha toxin, Enterotoxin) · difficile (A, B) · botulinum (Botox). khác: ... type I (Superantigen) · type II (Pore forming toxins) · type III (AB toxin/AB5) ...
... that prevented Clostridium botulinum growth.[13][16] ... This method is the most traditional and ancient type of ...
... includes the genus Clostridium (e.g. the pathogens C. dificile, C. tetani, C. botulinum and the biotech C. acetobutylicum) ... but generally the name of the phylum is generally the plural of the type genus, with the exception of the Firmicutes, ... Low-G+C species (later renamed Firmicutes[19]) (Clostridium, Peptococcus, Bacillus, Mycoplasma) ... the class Clostridia of mostly anaerobic sulphite-reducing saprophytic species, ...
High-Pressure-Mediated Survival of Clostridium botulinum and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Endospores at High Temperature. Appl ... Filament of the Extreme Halophile Halobacterium salinarum R1M1 and Its Relation to Eubacterial Flagellar Filaments and Type IV ... Clostridium botulinum merupakan salah satu contoh bakteri penghasil endospora yang sangat tahan suhu dan tekanan tinggi, dimana ... Clostridium botulinum, menghasilkan racun botulinin, seringkali terdapat pada makanan kalengan dan kini senyawa tersebut ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Tetanus affects skeletal muscle, a type of striated muscle used in voluntary movement. The other type of striated muscle, ... Tetanus is caused by the tetanus bacterium Clostridium tetani.[1] Tetanus is an international health problem, as C. tetani ... Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an infection characterized by muscle spasms.[1] In the most common type, the spasms begin in ...
Clostridium:. *tetani *Tetanospasmin. *Tetanolysin. *perfringens *Alpha toxin. *Enterotoxin. *difficile *A. *B. *botulinum * ... type I *Superantigen. *type II *Pore-forming toxin. *type III *AB toxin/AB5 ...
Properly cured sauerkraut is sufficiently acidic to prevent a favorable environment for the growth of Clostridium botulinum, ... There is also a home made type of very mild sauerkraut where white cabbage is pickled with salt in a refrigerator for only ... see http://www.mariner.org/exploration/index.php?type=webpage&id=55 / What did they eat? which begins "One of Cook's most ...
Clostridium botulinum (which can survive anaerobic conditions and high temperatures and is thus not always affected by ... It is now common for other types of vinegar (made from wine, rice and apple cider) to be sold mixed with cane vinegar to lower ... A white variation has become quite popular in Brazil in recent years, where it is the cheapest type of vinegar sold. ... Vinegar is effective in removing clogs from drains, polishing silver, copper and brass as well as ungluing sticker-type price ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... The type species is B. subtilis, an important model organism. It is also a notable food spoiler, causing ropiness in bread and ... "Nucleotide sequence of the sspE genes coding for γ-type small, acid-soluble spore proteins from the round-spore-forming ... "The All-Species Living Tree project: A 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic tree of all sequenced type strains" (PDF). Systematic and ...
Botulinum toxin (from Clostridium botulinum) and bleomycin (from Streptomyces verticillus) are two examples. Botulinum, the ... A more recent example is the N-type calcium channel blocker ziconotide analgesic which is based on a cyclic peptide cone snail ... C2 symmetry tends to be much more abundant than other types of bilateral symmetry. This finding sheds light on how these ... This apparent contradiction was later solved by Berzelius's theory of isomers, whereby not only the number and type of elements ...
Major types and their metabolites[edit]. Aflatoxin B1 is considered the most toxic and is produced by both Aspergillus flavus ... Clostridium:. *tetani *Tetanospasmin. *Tetanolysin. *perfringens *Alpha toxin. *Enterotoxin. *difficile *A. *B. *botulinum * ... However the most toxic type of aflatoxin, B1, can permeate through the skin.[13] ... but it invades all types of organic substrates whenever conditions are favorable for its growth. Favorable conditions include ...
Lamanna C, McElroy OE, Eklund HW (May 1946). "The purification and crystallization of Clostridium botulinum type A toxin". ... There are eight types of botulinum toxin, named type A-H. Types A and B are capable of causing disease in humans, and are also ... Botulinum toxin (BTX) or Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species.[1] ... Botulism toxins are produced by bacteria of the genus Clostridium, namely Clostridium botulinum, C. butyricum, C. baratii and C ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Myonecrosis differs slightly from other types of necrosis. While the underlying causes are almost identical, the type of ... Gas gangrene is caused by exotoxin-producing Clostridium species (most often C. perfringens, and C. novyi,[5] but less commonly ... Chi CH, Chen KW, Huang JJ, Chuang YC, Wu MH (1995). "Gas composition in Clostridium septicum gas gangrene". J Formos Med Assoc ...
Understanding the hazards associated with the main types of food and the conditions to prevent the growth of bacteria which can ... Clostridium botulinum. Escherichia coli. Listeria. Salmonella. Vibrio cholerae. Cronobacter spp. Viral pathogens. ... "Food Safety and the Different Types of Food Contamination". Retrieved 2018-06-23.. ... "What are the different types of food contamination?". Retrieved 2018-06-10.. ...
Necrotoxins cause necrosis (i.e., death) in the cells they encounter and destroy all types of tissue[citation needed]. ... such as botulinum toxin). ... Clostridium:. *tetani *Tetanospasmin. *Tetanolysin. * ... Cytotoxins are toxic at the level of individual cells, either in a non-specific fashion or only in certain types of living ...
... is a type of labile toxin found in Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus. ... Clostridium:. *tetani *Tetanospasmin. *Tetanolysin. *perfringens *Alpha toxin. *Enterotoxin. *difficile *A. *B. *botulinum * ... coli cells and A-type blood antigens.[3] The importance of these binding events is not yet known. ...
use anaerobic respiration (e.g. Clostridium botulinum). Multicellular[change , change source]. Multicellular organisms are made ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cell types.. *↑ Alberts B. et al. 2002. Molecular biology of the cell. 4th ed, Garland. ...
Clostridium botulinum; Note: Botulism is not an infection by Clostridium botulinum but caused by the intake of botulinum toxin ... Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type. MCPyV Merkel-cell carcinoma. RNA virus. HCV Hepatocellular carcinoma. Splenic ...
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is a specific form of botulinum ... botulinum toxin type B) in type A-resistant cervical dystonia". Neurology. 53 (7): 1431-8. doi:10.1212/WNL.53.7.1431. PMID ... Botulinum toxin treats wrinkles by immobilizing the muscles which cause wrinkles. It is not appropriate for the treatment of ... Hyaluronic acid is a type of GAG that promotes collagen synthesis, repair, and hydration. GAGs serve as a natural moisturizer ...
"Isolation and characterization of a novel type of neurotoxic peptide from the venom of the South African scorpion Parabuthus ... Clostridium:. *tetani *Tetanospasmin. *Tetanolysin. *perfringens *Alpha toxin. *Enterotoxin. *difficile *A. *B. *botulinum * ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type. MCPyV Merkel-cell carcinoma. RNA virus. HCV Hepatocellular carcinoma. Splenic ... Schistosomiasis - bilharzia, bilharziosis or snail fever (all types) Schistosoma sp. Africa, Caribbean, eastern South America, ...
Cytotoxins are toxic at the level of individual cells, either in a non-specific fashion or only in certain types of living ... such as botulinum toxin). Toxins are largely secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that are not directly involved ...
... botulinum toxin (খাদ্যে বিষক্রিয়া এর মাধ্যমে হয়)) এই ধরনের টক্সিন ও দেখা যায়। ... type I *Superantigen. *type II *Pore-forming toxin. *type III *AB toxin/AB5 ...
The LD50 of this toxin has been measured to be approximately 2.5-3 ng/kg,[2][3] making it second only to botulinum toxin (LD50 ... Tetanus toxin is an extremely potent neurotoxin produced by the vegetative cell of Clostridium tetani[1] in anaerobic ... type I *Superantigen. *type II *Pore-forming toxin. *type III *AB toxin/AB5 ... Todar, Ken (2005). "Pathogenic Clostridia, including Botulism and Tetanus". Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology. Retrieved ...
T1 - An innovative molecular detection tool for tracking and tracing Clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, F and other botulinum ... An innovative molecular detection tool for tracking and tracing Clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, F and other botulinum ... An innovative molecular detection tool for tracking and tracing Clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, F and other botulinum ... An innovative molecular detection tool for tracking and tracing Clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, F and other botulinum ...
A thorough investigation by E. van Ermengem led to the discovery of Clostridium botulinum and botulinum toxin. About 75 years ... A thorough investigation by E. van Ermengem led to the discovery of Clostridium botulinum and botulinum toxin. About 75 years ... On the discovery of Clostridium botulinum J Hist Neurosci. 1999 Apr;8(1):43-50. doi: 10.1076/jhin. ... Publication types * Biography * Historical Article * Portrait MeSH terms * Belgium * Botulinum Toxins / history* ...
Compound inhibitory to Clostridium botulinum type E produced by a Moraxella species. Applied Microbiology ... A Moraxella strain, A-43, produced a compound inhibitory to the outgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type E spores. The inhibitor ... papers/compound-inhibitory-to-clostridium-botulinum-type/4595959. ... Mechanisms of sorbate inhibition of Bacillus cereus T and Clostridium botulinum 62A spore germination. (opens in new tab) ...
Resistance to heat of spores of marine and terrestrial strains of Clostridium botulinum type C in 0.067 m phosphate buffer (pH ... Effect of sodium chloride and pH on the outgrowth of spores of type E Clostridium botulinum at optimal and suboptimal ... Heat resistance of spores of marine and terrestrial strains of Clostridium botulinum type C. Applied Microbiology ... Thermal inactivation of nonproteolytic Clostridium botulinum type E spores in model fish media and in vacuum-packaged hot- ...
The size of the Global Clostridium Botulinum Market is predicted to grow at a healthy CAGR during 2020 to 2025. ... Botulinum Toxin Type B The botulinum toxin type A segment is expected to lead the global clostridium botulinum market. As per ... Clostridium Botulinum Market Size (2020 to 2025). The global clostridium botulinum market size is expected to grow at an ... We are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Clostridium Botulinum Market Get in touch with us for detailed analysis Know More ...
Botulinum Toxin Types. During the period under study, 60 events were caused by type A botulinum toxin. The implicated foods in ... Clostridium botulinum, and rarely, by botulinum toxin-producing strains of C. baratii and C. butyricum. Seven immunologically ... cases were caused by toxin type A, 6 (19%) by toxin type B, 5 (16%) by toxin type E, and 3 (10%) by toxin type F. One (3%) case ... During the period under study, 15 events were caused by type B botulinum toxin. The implicated foods in five (33%) of the type ...
Clostridium botulinum, in the laboratory. ... Understanding Types of Treatments for Facial Wrinkles. ... Botulinum toxin therapy typically takes a few minutes to perform, and most patients may return immediately to home or work. ...
Its possible for bacteria like Clostridium botulinum to grow under certain conditions in garlic oil, often caused by items ... Types of ear infections. Otitis media. Otitis media is a middle ear infection. It happens when bacteria or a virus causes ... C. botulinum can make botulinum toxin in contaminated food or cause botulism. ... This type of ear infection is very common in children. Middle ear infections improve without medication, but see your doctor if ...
... detection of Clostridium botulinum and botulinum toxin from food, stool, serum and tissue samples, and confirmation of identity ... At PHEs gastrointestinal bacteria reference unit, identification and typing of pathogens including Bacillus, Clostridium ... The expert said refocusing with some typing and identification services suspended may be good resource management:. "It should ... and typing of Salmonella, Shigella, STEC and Listeria using whole genome sequencing. ...
... heat resistance and DNA-DNA homology to Clostridium botulinum type A190. Sporulation was observed in most of 21 umbonate and ... Colony-type I strains differed from C. botulinum by 30 to 40% DNA homology and the DNA duplexes formed between these strains ... The DNA isolated from colony-type II strains was 81% or more homologous to C. botulinum A190 DNA, forming duplexes which had ... colony-type II strains). More than half of the latter strains showed much higher heat resistance than the rhizoidal colony- ...
Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A, was the first botulinum toxin to gain a cosmetic licence in the UK. It is a prescription-only ... is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only ... Botulinum Toxin (Price: €150 per area). Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) ... Dysport ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990s. It is a prescription only medicine and ...
Toxin secreted by the parts produced a rare strain of botulism known as clostridium botulinum, type c, dr. Get now a high ... This is the type of tension that can be solved by getting a multi-plug, or another similar practical solution. H2o is critical ... Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad, plus standard dual usb type c ports ...
Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. ... 1 Benedetto A. The Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38:6641.655 ...
These low-acid foods must be processed in a pressure canner to destroy any Clostridium botulinum spores that might be present. ... It is estimated there are approximately 4 million cases of food-related illnesses of all types in Canada every year. Many of ... 3/ Foods such as fruit, pickles, jams, jellies, and marmalades will not support the growth of Clostridium botulinum due to ... Botulism is caused by the toxin of bacterium - called Clostridium botulinum -that affects the nervous system and can cause ...
Clostridium botulinum, aka the cause of botulism. Acidic foods naturally prevent the growth of botulism, so highly acidic foods ... There are typically two type of devices for canning foods at home: boiling canners and pressure canners. ...
They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum). ... In the UK, botulinum toxin is in two forms:. Type A: found in Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®. There are other brands ... are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and are all brand names for the anti-wrinkle treatment ... botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excessive sweating. (hyperhydrosis) and it has also been reported to have a ...
They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum). ... In the UK, botulinum toxin is in two forms:. Type A: found in Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®. There are other brands ... are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and are all brand names for the anti-wrinkle treatment ... botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excessive sweating. (hyperhydrosis) and it has also been reported to have a ...
They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum). ... In the UK, botulinum toxin is in two forms:. Type A: found in Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®. There are other brands ... are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and are all brand names for the anti-wrinkle treatment ... botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excessive sweating. (hyperhydrosis) and it has also been reported to have a ...
They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum). ... In the UK, botulinum toxin is in two forms:. Type A: found in Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®. There are other brands ... are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and are all brand names for the anti-wrinkle treatment ... botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excessive sweating. (hyperhydrosis) and it has also been reported to have a ...
Botulism is a rare illness caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Learn how you can reduce your risk ... There is a type of botulism called infant botulism. In this situation, a child gets the Clostridium botulinum bacteria in their ... Botulism is an illness caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The C. botulinum bacteria spores are ... Botulinum toxin type A injections (known by the brand names Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) can be used to treat wrinkles, crows ...
Clostridium botulinum is a soil bacterium. The spores can survive in most environments and are very hard to kill. They can ... type A). For example in a low acid, canned vegetable such as green beans that are not heated hot enough to kill the spores (i.e ... Because the botulinum toxin is destroyed by high temperatures, persons who eat home-canned foods should consider boiling the ... Botulin toxin produced by C. botulinum is often believed to be a potential bioweapon as it is so potent that it takes about 75 ...
Clostridium botulinum. Foodborne botulism is the type that is typically associated with classic botulism symptoms; it is caused ... Clostridium botulinum poisoning in humans can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. ... Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When ingested, the toxin ... Primula, part of the Kavli Group, recalled 10 varieties after finding one product contained Clostridium botulinum during a ...
Botulinum toxin) is a treatment option for adults with chronic migraine ... Other botulinum toxin preparations are available, both of type A (Dysport and Xeomin) and type B (Neurobloc or Myobloc), but ... The responsible bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, was not isolated until 1895. Seven different subtypes of botulinum toxin (A-G ... A highly dilute preparation of botulinum toxin type A (Botox®) was introduced in clinical practice in the 1970s and 1980s to ...
Botox is the brand name of a medication containing botulinum toxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When ... If you experience certain types of muscle pain or arthritis, Botox can help. ...
Study Type : Human Study. Additional Links Diseases : Botulism, Botulism: Infantile. Problem Substances : Clostridium botulinum ... Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a ... By default, all articles on GreenMedInfo.com are sorted based on the content type which best reflects the data which most users ... By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of ...
Its a purified botulinum neurotoxin type A complex, made from a culture of the bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum Type A. ... Although this sounds scary and the Clostridium bacteria causes botulism, the Botulinum Toxin facial extract does not. ... If you are very expressive and move those muscles a lot, the Botulinum Toxin is worked out faster. ... What we refer to as "Botox" is actually Botulinum Toxin. ...
There are three types of Clostridium Botulinum; abotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and abobotulinumtoxinA( Dysport) incobotulinumtoxinA( ... Botox is a drug prepared from bacteria named Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by ...
It is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.. What are the uses of BOTOX?. These are some of the conditions that ... BOTOX consists of 7 types of neurotoxins; however, only toxins A and B are used clinically. ...
Methionyl r-Clostridium Botulinum Polypeptide-1 Hexapeptide-40 is developed as recombination of peptide called ... Amino acid: 447 amino acid Sequence : Clostridium botulinum type A Hall Lc ... r-Clostridium Botulinum Polypeptide-1 Hexapeptide-40′. Permeate in to cell by MTD technology shows very high Permeability and ... Methionyl r-Clostridium Botulinum Polypeptide-1 Hexapeptide-40. *1st Action. Improved penetration of functional materials into ...
Clostridium botulinum type B was isolated from faeces. The infant had a history of probable consumption of honey within the 2 ... Following reports of a similar outbreak in Sweden, the source was identified as 2 brands of Helva, a type of sweet made from ... Three types of data are included in National Influenza Surveillance, 2001. These are sentinel general practitioner surveillance ...
  • Clostridium botulinum strain IBCA10-7060, isolated from a patient with infant botulism, produced botulinum neurotoxin type B (BoNT/B) and another BoNT that, by use of the standard mouse bioassay, could not be neutralized by any of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-provided monovalent polyclonal botulinum antitoxins raised against BoNT types A-G. (nih.gov)
  • A severe case of infant botulism caused by Clostridium botulinum type A with concomitant intestinal viral infections. (nih.gov)
  • Clostridium botuinum is a spore-forming bacterium, which produces potent neurotoxins (BoNT) and which is responsible for a severe flaccid paralysis (botulism) in man and animals. (omicsonline.org)
  • Type B botulism is traditional in our country subsequently to ingestion of contaminated pork meat products. (omicsonline.org)
  • However, in the recent years, human botulism was more diverse, and type A botulism outbreaks were predominant. (omicsonline.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum types C and D, as well as their mosaic variants C-D and D-C, are associated with avian and mammalian botulism. (biomedsearch.com)
  • These PCR assays were compared to previously published real-time PCRs for the detection of C. botulinum in 292 samples collected from cases of botulism events in four European regions. (biomedsearch.com)
  • BoNT type A (BoNT/A), BoNT/B, BoNT/E, and very rarely BoNT/F are mainly responsible for human botulism. (asm.org)
  • Bianco M.I., Luquez C., de Jong L.I.T., Fernanadez R.A. (2009): Linden flower (Tilia spp) as potential vehicle of Clostridium botulinum spores in the transmission of infant botulism. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • Production of BoNT has been the single criterion for inclusion within the C. botulinum species and was adopted in order to prevent scientific and medical confusion regarding the intoxication known as botulism. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This is botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A), one the toxins that causes the deadly paralytic illness botulism. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Dysport is an injection containing abobotulinumtoxinA (Botulinum toxin type A). AbobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. (oddwayinternational.com)
  • Botulism (Type A Clostridium botulinum) in Peoria, Illinois. (wikipedia.org)
  • C. butyricum strains atypically producing the botulinum neurotoxin type E are the leading cause of type E human botulism in Italy. (asm.org)
  • IMPORTANCE Botulinum neurotoxins, the causative agents of the potentially fatal disease of botulism, are produced by certain Clostridium strains during vegetative growth, usually in anaerobic environments. (asm.org)
  • In the United States, most Clostridium botulinum type A strains isolated during laboratory investigations of human botulism demonstrate the presence of an expressed type A botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT/A) gene and an unexpressed BoNT/B gene. (beds.ac.uk)
  • Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by the action of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT) at neuromuscular junctions. (beds.ac.uk)
  • Between 2010 and 2013, 47 C. botulinum type A strains were isolated during 36 laboratory investigations of botulism at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (beds.ac.uk)
  • Among these strains, 86% were determined to possess an unexpressed BoNT/B gene suggesting that type A(B) strains are common among US botulism cases (unpublished data). (beds.ac.uk)
  • It occurs as a result of intestinal colonization with Clostridium botulinum and in vivo toxin production in a manner similar to that of infant botulism. (inchem.org)
  • Editorial Note: Wound botulism, first described in association with traumatic injury, is a rare illness that occurs after spores of C. botulinum have germinated in a wound and produced botulinal toxin, resulting in flaccid paralysis (1). (cdc.gov)
  • Here we present the first complete genome of a C. botulinum strain from physiological group III, causing animal botulism. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by some of the most potent toxins known, the botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. (prezi.com)
  • As spores, the bacteria usually remain relatively harmless, but when they are activated and resume growth, the bacteria release several different types of potent neurotoxins that can cause the paralyzing disease botulism. (kenyon.edu)
  • While all forms of the toxin are destructive, types A, B, E, and F are known to specifically cause botulism in humans, while types C and D are associated with animal botulism. (kenyon.edu)
  • Types A and B mainly cause infant botulism, but types C, E, F, and G have also been identified as causative agents. (kenyon.edu)
  • Group III contains toxins type C and D and are most commonly associated with botulism in animals. (kenyon.edu)
  • Of the many types of foodborne illnesses, botulism is one of the most dangerous. (webmd.com)
  • Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum ( C. botulinum ). (webmd.com)
  • This type of botulism is associated with drug users who inject black tar heroin into their skin rather than their veins. (webmd.com)
  • Some people have had this type of botulism after getting counterfeit Botox treatments. (webmd.com)
  • The wound botulism that occurs when C. botulinum infects an individual via an open wound is much rarer and is very similar to tetanus disease. (jcvi.org)
  • It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive , anaerobic , rod-shaped bacterium that produces toxins (in particular neurotoxins), which cause the serious disease botulism . (thermofisher.com)
  • There are no recorded outbreaks of Type G botulism. (thermofisher.com)
  • an uncategorised form of botulism in adults which occurs when C. botulinum spores invade the intestinal tract, releasing toxin in vivo . (thermofisher.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum - which is Bird Botulism, a neurotoxin. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • 2009. The recombinant Hc subunit of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin serotype A is an effective botulism vaccine candidate. (kenyon.edu)
  • 2004. Clostridium botulinum and the Clinical Laboratorian: A detailed review of botulism, including biological warfare ramifications of botulinum toxin. (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium botulinum is also rod-shaped, endospore-forming, and responsible for producing the neurotoxin that causes botulism. (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium botulinum is mostly found in marine-sediments and soils all over the world, as evidenced by cases of botulism that have been reported in Europe, North America, and Australia (Sugiyama 1980). (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium botulinum causes the disease botulism, which was given the name after an outbreak of the disease in the 1700's where all of the people who were infected had eaten from the same large sausage. (kenyon.edu)
  • More interestingly, Clostridium botulinum can only produce the neurotoxin responsible for causing botulism during sporulation, which can only occur in favorable environments. (kenyon.edu)
  • 1996). There are three general modes through which a person could be infected with Clostridium botulinum , the neurotoxin it produces, and the resulting disease, botulism. (kenyon.edu)
  • This is the least common form of botulism which is caused by Type A botulinin. (nursingcrib.com)
  • Infant botulism is caused by consuming the spores of the botulinum bacteria, which then grow in the intestines and release toxin. (empowher.com)
  • The most direct way to confirm the diagnosis is to demonstrate the botulinum toxin in the patient's serum or stool by injecting serum or stool into mice and looking for signs of botulism. (empowher.com)
  • Botulism is a serious illness caused by the botulinum toxin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • All types of botulism eventually lead to paralysis, so any case of botulism is treated as a medical emergency. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The signs and symptoms depend on the type of botulism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • There are several types of botulism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Foodborne botulism is caused by consuming foods containing the botulinum toxin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Injection drug users are at risk for this type of botulism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The story of four people hospitalized for botulism poisoning after receiving what they thought were Botox (botulinum toxin type A) injections at a Florida clinic has been followed closely in the media. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Botulism is an infrequent, but serious, illness caused by a germ called '"Clostridium Botulinum. (wikihow.com)
  • There are three types of botulism- foodborne infection, wound infection, and infant botulism. (wikihow.com)
  • All types of botulism can be fatal and should always be considered a medical emergency. (wikihow.com)
  • BabyBIG is a product licensed to treat type A & B infant botulism cases and is only available through the California Department of Public Health, Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program (IBTPP). (wyo.gov)
  • Botulism is a dangerous disease caused by infection with the bacteria Clostridium botulinum . (news-medical.net)
  • Food-borne botulism - Food can get contaminated with C. botulinum from infected soil. (news-medical.net)
  • Wound botulism - This occurs when a wound gets infected with C. botulinum due to sniffing or injecting contaminated drugs. (news-medical.net)
  • The neurological symptoms of wound botulism can take longer to develop than in food-borne botulism, although they are similar between the two types. (news-medical.net)
  • Botulism may be suspected based on a patient's symptoms and the details they give of any possible exposure to C. Botulinum . (news-medical.net)
  • Over the past four years dozens of similar outbreaks have occurred, all involving type E botulism, a rare strain of the potent nerve toxin. (nytimes.com)
  • The botulism causing the fish and bird kills is a rare type of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. (nytimes.com)
  • Type A botulism is the active ingredient in Botox, the drug that is injected in fashionable foreheads to paralyze the frown lines of aging. (nytimes.com)
  • This is the medical name for botulism: a rare but serious form of food poisoning which is caused by a toxin released by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. (medic8.com)
  • A novel strain of Clostridium botulinum that produces type B and type H botulinum toxins. (nih.gov)
  • Botulinum toxins (BoNTs) are classically produced by Clostridium botulinum but rarely also from neurotoxigenic strains of Clostridium baratii and Clostridium butyricum . (asm.org)
  • 3) Diffusion: has the least diffusion among all botulinum toxins currently known. (beautifox.uk)
  • However, the incubation period is much longer (4 to 14 days), as time is required for the incubation of spores, growth of Clostridium, and release of toxins. (inchem.org)
  • Dairy food-borne diseases affecting human health are associated with certain strains of bacteria belonging to the genera of Clostridium, Bacillus, Escherichia, Staphylococcus and Listeria, which are capable of producing toxins, plus moulds that can produce mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, sterigmatocytin and ochratoxin. (wiley.com)
  • [33] Botulinum toxins have been used off-label for several pediatric conditions, including infantile esotropia . (wikipedia.org)
  • The toxins are proteins mainly produced by the species Clostridium botulinum but some Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii strains are also capable of producing BoNTs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Physiological group I (proteolytic) includes C. botulinum strains producing toxins of serotype A, B or F and is mainly associated with human cases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum can produce up to seven different types of toxins named with the letters A-G. The neurotoxins most usually infect individuals by contaminating canned or unrefrigerated food, infecting a wound, or entering a key water source. (kenyon.edu)
  • Group II consists of Clostridium botulinum that produces type B, E, and F toxins and is also mostly found in contaminated food products. (kenyon.edu)
  • The protocol aims to address the basic mechanisms of Clostridium difficile pathogenesis by identifying how Clostridium difficile toxins inhibit eosinophils that otherwise would protect the. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Known isolates belong to five distinct types (A, B, C, D, and E) that are distinguished based on the specific extracellular toxins they produce. (jcvi.org)
  • Most C. botulinum strains produce a single toxin but there have been reports of strains which have the capability to produce two or more toxins. (thermofisher.com)
  • Alternative to animal use for detecting biologically active Staphylococcal enterotoxin type A. Toxins. (usda.gov)
  • Infants aged older than one year have bacteria in their gut that prevent C. botulinum from producing the toxins. (news-medical.net)
  • A bacteriocin-like substance, active against strains of Clostridium botulinum type E, is produced by certain nontoxic organisms whose biochemical properties and morphological characteristics are similar to type E. The substance, for which the name "boticin E" is proposed, is bacteriolytic for vegetative cells and bacteriostatic for spores of type E. Its spectrum of activity is somewhat strain-specific. (asm.org)
  • The level of contamination of honey with Clostridium botulinum spores is considered as an indicator of the adequacy of hygienic practices during collection, extraction, and subsequent processing. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • A total of 39 honey samples purchased directly from beekeepers at outdoor markets and from small amateur apiaries in Silesia were analysed for Clostridium botulinum spores. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • The analysis showed six (15.4%) samples to be contaminated with C. botulinum spores. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • Küplülü Özlem, Göncüoğlu Muammer, Özdemir Haydar, Koluman Ahmet (2006): Incidence of Clostridium botulinum spores in honey in Turkey. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • Bacteria of the genus Clostridium are conventionally defined as obligate anaerobes, i.e., they have an oxygen-independent metabolism and could be killed by exposure to oxygen or form resistant spores that germinate into vegetative cells when the conditions become favorable. (asm.org)
  • Tissue and serum specimens obtained from the patient were positive for type A botulinal toxin by mouse bioassay, and histochemical staining of an excised abscess indicated the presence of spores and vegetative cells consistent with Clostridium botulinum. (cdc.gov)
  • Most Clostridium botulinum spores reside on the surfaces of fruits, dairy products, vegetables, seafood, and various canned foods. (kenyon.edu)
  • It was rapidly adopted as the thermal processing surrogate for proteolytic Clostridium botulinum ( 5 , 8 ) because of morphological similarity and nontoxigenicity and because the heat resistance of its spores exceeded that of C. botulinum spores ( 6 , 7 ). (asm.org)
  • If babies up to about 6 months old swallow botulinum spores, the spores can germinate into bacteria. (webmd.com)
  • Botulinum spores can get into open wounds and slowly reproduce, eventually releasing the toxin. (webmd.com)
  • Whereas most endospore-forming microbes form spores to preserve cells during long periods of unfavorable environments, Clostridium botulinum is only capable of forming spores in anaerobic environments in which it thrives. (kenyon.edu)
  • C. botulinum produces spores that can survive in poorly preserved or canned foods. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The presence of multiple nidi and the continual discharge of organic materials into the environment may contribute to the perpetuation of botulinum spores by which foods prepared form marine animals become contaminated. (arctichealth.org)
  • Babies aged under 1 year should not be given honey or corn syrup as these have been reported to contain the C.botulinum spores. (news-medical.net)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a taxonomic designation for at least four diverse groups of Gram positive spore-forming anaerobic bacteria that produce the most potent naturally occurring toxin known, botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Each type of bacteria has a different incubation period and duration, and all except the botulinum toxin cause inflammation of the intestines and diarrhea. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Unlike Cdiff, in which more than 10 per cent of genes have been acquired from other bacteria, there is almost no footprint of these in C. botulinum. (innovations-report.com)
  • C. botulinum shows us one extreme of the ways that bacteria can make the most of animal hosts," explained Dr Julian Parkhill of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. (innovations-report.com)
  • To see off the competition, C. botulinum comes with its own 'antibiotic' - a chemical called boticin that kills competing bacteria. (innovations-report.com)
  • Group IV produces toxin type G. The genome for the group I bacteria has been fully sequenced revealing that this bacteria contains chromosomal DNA and a bacteriocin-encoding plasmid (Figure 2). (kenyon.edu)
  • One bacteria known to cause this type of disease is? (brainscape.com)
  • This gram positive obligately anaerobic sporeforming bacteria is the cause of one type of bovine enterotoxemia in feedlot cattle that usually results in sudden death. (brainscape.com)
  • C. botulinum bacteria are found in a variety of home/commercial tinned foods which have been inadequately processed, thereby allowing the bacteria to grow and produce neurotoxin. (thermofisher.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum is the name of a group of bacteria commonly found in soil. (empowher.com)
  • Neurobloc® is made from purified type - B neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. (consultingroom.com)
  • These bacteria form part of the Clostridium genus which includes clostridium perfringens and clostridium difficile. (medic8.com)
  • That should destroy any botulinum bacteria harbouring within the food. (medic8.com)
  • The pathogenesis still remains unclear, but there seems be a toxicoinfection with the neurotoxin-producing bacterium clostridium botulinum and the disease. (vetcontact.com)
  • It is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and is usually ingested in the form of contaminated food. (sciencephoto.com)
  • It occurs when neuromuscular transmission is interrupted by a protein neurotoxin produced by the spore-forming, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum . (inchem.org)
  • Botulinum toxin ( Botox ) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The botulinum toxin, a poison produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) , is common in soil and exists in untreated water. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A. It's produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. (cnn.com)
  • Of the clostridial species tested, only C. botulinum type E and, to a lesser extent, C. perfringens and C. acetobutylicum , but not C. botulinum types A, B, or F, are sensitive. (asm.org)
  • Unlike most other clostridia, C. perfringens is non-motile. (jcvi.org)
  • Clostridium perfringens causes about 970,000 illnesses every year. (poison.org)
  • Botulinum neurotoxins: more and more diverse and fascinating toxic proteins. (nih.gov)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a taxonomic designation for at least four diverse species that are defined by the expression of one (monovalent) or two (bivalent) of seven different C. botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs, A-G). The four species have been classified as C. botulinum Groups I-IV. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This species can be categorized into four genetically and physiologically distinct groups that all produce different types of neurotoxins. (kenyon.edu)
  • This organism produces one of the most potent and deadly neurotoxins known, a botulinum toxin that prevents the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thereby inhibiting muscle contraction and causing paralysis. (jcvi.org)
  • On the other hand, there is the threat that neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum could be used as a method of bioterrorism. (kenyon.edu)
  • The neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum are characterized as belonging to a group of proteins linked by disulphide chain bridges. (kenyon.edu)
  • The combining of antitoxins to neutralize the toxicity of known bivalent C. botulinum strains Ab, Ba, Af, and Bf also failed to neutralize the second BoNT. (nih.gov)
  • A heptavalent F(ab')2 botulinum antitoxin A-G obtained from the US Army also did not neutralize the second BoNT. (nih.gov)
  • The second BoNT thus fulfilled classic criteria for being designated BoNT/H. IBCA10-7060 is the first C. botulinum type Bh strain to be identified. (nih.gov)
  • Certain strains produce two types of toxin, but in different proportions, and other contain two BoNT genes, one of them being mutated and silent. (omicsonline.org)
  • Moreover, each BoNT type is subdivided into several subtypes based on nucleotide sequence variations of their genes. (omicsonline.org)
  • The aim of the present study was to investigate the hypothesis that EGS results from toxicoinfection with C. botulinum type C: growth of the bacterium in the GI tract with production of toxin (BoNT/C). (vetcontact.com)
  • Ileum contents and faeces from horses with EGS were investigated for BoNT/C, and indirectly for the presence of C. botulinum type C, and compared with control samples from horses without EGS. (vetcontact.com)
  • The tests were performed with a large variety of bacterial strains, including C. botulinum types C (n = 12), C-D (n = 29), D (n = 5), and D-C (n = 10), other botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT)-producing Clostridium strains (n = 20), non-BoNT-producing clostridia (n = 20), and other bacterial species (n = 23), and showed a high specificity. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Interestingly, only BoNT mosaics, types C-D and D-C, were found in naturally contaminated samples whatever their animal origin and their geographical location. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The presumptive identification of the toxigenic strains together with the typing of BoNT has to be performed by mouse bioassay. (asm.org)
  • The development of PCR-based methods for the detection and typing of BoNT-producing clostridia would be an ideal alternative to the mouse bioassay. (asm.org)
  • We have identified the 58-kDa protein from rat brain synaptosomes, to which type B neurotoxin (BoNT/B) binds only in the presence of gangliosides GT1b/GD1a. (nii.ac.jp)
  • In C. botulinum type E and C. butyricum type E strains the location of the bont/e gene cluster appears to be the result of insertion events that split a rarA , recombination-associated gene, independently at the same location in both species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here, we present a closed genome sequence for Clostridium argentinense strain 89G, the first strain identified to produce botulinum neurotoxin type G (BoNT/G). Although discovered in 1970, to date, there have been no reference quality sequences publicly available for this species. (cdc.gov)
  • All strains of C. botulinum that produce BoNT/A belong to Group I. Nucleotide sequencing of the genes encoding BoNT/A reveals the presence of several toxin subtypes (eg. (beds.ac.uk)
  • 85% match to type A1 botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT)-producing proteolytic C. botulinum strains. (asm.org)
  • There is no consensus of the therapeutic efficacy and safety between suburothelial injection and trigonal injection of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) in treatment of interstitial cystitis/blad. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In addition, some atypical strains belong to two other Clostridium species (C. baratii and C. butyricum). (omicsonline.org)
  • Chromosome and plasmid sequences of several C. botulinum strains representing A, B, E and F serotypes and a C. butyricum type E strain were compared to examine their genomic organization, or synteny, and the location of the botulinum toxin complex genes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Group II is a subset of a more diverse clade that includes other saccharolytic clostridia, such as C. acetobutylicum , C. beijerinckii , and toxic and nontoxic Group V C. baratii and Group VI C. butyricum . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Finished Whole-Genome Sequences of Clostridium butyricum Toxin Subtype E4 and Clostridium baratii Toxin Subtype F7 Strains. (cdc.gov)
  • Clostridium butyricum , the type species of the genus Clostridium , is considered an obligate anaerobe, yet it has been shown to grow in the presence of oxygen. (asm.org)
  • Here, we show that type E botulinum neurotoxin-producing C. butyricum strains growing exponentially were able to keep growing and producing toxin in vitro upon exposure to air, although less efficiently than under ideal oxygen-depleted conditions. (asm.org)
  • To understand the biological mechanisms allowing the adaptation of vegetative cells of C. butyricum type E to oxygen, we compared the proteome and metabolome profiles of the clostridial cultures grown for 5 h under either aerated or anaerobic conditions. (asm.org)
  • Our findings indicate that, contrary to current understanding, the growth of neurotoxigenic C. butyricum strains and botulinum neurotoxin type E production can continue upon transfer from anaerobic to aerated conditions and that adaptation of strains to oxygenated environments requires global changes in proteomic and metabolic profiles. (asm.org)
  • Isolation of C. botulinum organism devoid of toxin from the suspected food has little significance. (inchem.org)
  • Genome sequences can tell us a lot about the biology of the organism, but research into clostridia has been hampered by the lack of a good genetic system. (innovations-report.com)
  • As an endospore-forming organism, Clostridium botulinum is somewhat unique. (kenyon.edu)
  • Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile - the Cdiff superbug - C. botulinum has a genome that is remarkable because it is so stable," commented Dr Mohammed Sebaihia, lead author on the paper from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. (innovations-report.com)
  • This comparative study will be carried out in the hospital microbiology laboratory of a tertiary academic health center, St. Joseph's Healthcare (SJH) affiliated with McMaster University, Hamilton, ON on 500 individual stool samples from patients greater than 12 months of age to determine an efficacy of distinction between current gold standard and other methods of testing for Clostridium difficile. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The Clover trial is evaluating an investigational vaccine that may help to prevent Clostridium difficile infection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This clinical study is conducted to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a Clostridium difficile vaccine (CDVAX) in healthy adult volunteers. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This study will investigate a Clostridium difficile vaccine in healthy adults aged 65-85 years. (bioportfolio.com)
  • IL-27/IL-27receptor signaling provides protection in Clostridium difficile-induced colitis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a leading cause of nosocomial infection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The role of cytokine IL-27 in the immunopathology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains unknown. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Accuracy of Xpert Clostridium difficile assay for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection: A meta analysis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • There is an urgent need for rapid and accurate microbiological diagnostic assay for detection of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (bioportfolio.com)
  • High prevalence of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 078 in pigs in Korea. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile can cause neonatal enteritis, but has been isolated from both diseased and healthy pigs. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A Surgical Clostridium-Associated Risk of Death Score Predicts Mortality After Colectomy for Clostridium difficile. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A Clostridium difficile-associated risk of death score was recently developed and validated by using a national cohort of both nonsurgical and surgical patients admitted with C difficile infection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Whole-genome analysis reveals the evolution and transmission of an MDR DH/NAP11/106 Clostridium difficile clone in a paediatric hospital. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile strain DH/NAP11/106, a relatively antibiotic-susceptible strain, is now the most common cause of C. difficile infection (CDI) among adults in the USA. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Enteritis due to Clostridium difficile ( C difficile or C diff ) (008.45) that grows in the large intestine typically occurs after a patient has taken antibiotics for a while. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Oxygen tolerance among clostridia has been attributed to the enzymatic ability of strains to consume oxygen from the medium and to defend themselves against the toxic effects of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) ( 2 , 4 , 16 ). (asm.org)
  • There are several types of C. botulinum: although described as variants of a single species, they are really very different organisms linked simply because they have the deadly toxin. (innovations-report.com)
  • We have developed a highly efficient system, the ClosTron, with which we have, in a few months, knocked out over 30 genes in four different clostridial species, including eight in C. botulinum. (innovations-report.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum strains can be divided into four physiological groups that are sufficiently diverged to be considered as separate species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It belongs to the pathogenic species C. botulinum , but as a genotypic species it should also include C. novyi and C. haemolyticum . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Neurotoxin gene profiling of clostridium botulinum types C and D native to different countries within Europe. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Neurotoxin Gene Expression in Non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum type E. (lu.se)
  • Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used to quantify expression of the type E botulinum neurotoxin gene (cntE) and formation of type E neurotoxin. (lu.se)
  • Differences between the type B neurotoxin gene sequence of Clostridium botulinum type A(B) and Cl. (ovid.com)
  • botulinum type B, including a six nucleotide deletion, were recently proposed as a cause of the lack of expression of this gene in the type A toxigenic strains. (ovid.com)
  • A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based on two sets of primers was designed to investigate the absence of the 6-nucleotide sequence in the apparently unexpressed type B toxin gene of 42 strains of Cl. (ovid.com)
  • p>A type of phylogenetic evidence whereby an aspect of a descendent is inferred through the characterization of an aspect of a ancestral gene. (uniprot.org)
  • Neurotoxin gene clusters in Clostridium botulinum type Ab strains. (cdc.gov)
  • In the United States, some clinically significant strains produce toxin type A while also harboring a silent B gene. (cdc.gov)
  • The type F6 neurotoxin gene cluster locus of group II clostridium botulinum has evolved by successive disruption of two different ancestral precursors. (cdc.gov)
  • BLAST ( 1 ) results of the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated 99 to 100% nucleotide similarity between PA 3679 and a number of proteolytic C. botulinum strains, as well as other C. sporogenes strains. (asm.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive staining, anaerobic bacterium. (kenyon.edu)
  • Type A is used in botox therapy. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) for treatment of migraine headaches: an open-label study. (springer.com)
  • Advise patients who are considering Botox (botulinum toxin type A) injections that they should get treatment only from a licensed and experienced doctor who uses FDA-approved and certified Botox. (medpagetoday.com)
  • With more than 1,800 publications on botulinum toxin type A in scientific and medical journals, Botox is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world and has been approved for 20 indications in more than 70 countries. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Professor Nigel Minton, Professor of Applied Molecular Microbiology at The University of Nottingham, has developed new methods to knock out genes in clostridia. (innovations-report.com)
  • Vegetative cells of Clostridium botulinum were shown to contain iron-sulfur proteins that react with added nitrite to form iron-nitric oxide complexes, with resultant destruction of the iron-sulfur cluster. (usu.edu)
  • Scientific and therapeutic aspects of Botulinum toxin. (springer.com)
  • In the present study, the effects of carbon dioxide on growth of, and neurotoxin production by, non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum type E were studied during the growth cycle. (lu.se)
  • The Clostridium botulinum in Group I produce the toxin types A, B, and F. They are proteolytic and have an optimal growth temperature of 37 degrees Celsius but can thrive in temperatures ranging from 12.8-48 degrees Celsius (Peck et al. (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium sporogenes PA 3679 is widely used as a nontoxigenic surrogate for proteolytic strains of Clostridium botulinum in the derivation and validation of thermal processes in food. (asm.org)
  • To generate knowledge in this regard and provide a basis for exploring the relationships that exist between PA 3679 and proteolytic strains of C. botulinum , here we present a draft assembly of the genome of PA 3679. (asm.org)
  • Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) using seven proteolytic C. botulinum housekeeping genes ( http://pubmlst.org/cbotulinum ) revealed that PA 3679 resides in the same clade as the outlier A1 toxin-producing C. botulinum strain A207 ( 3 ). (asm.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum secretes a potent neurotoxin that causes devastating effects when ingested, including paralysis and death if not treated. (cdc.gov)
  • According to their immunological properties, BoNTs are divided into 7 types (A to G) and each type is generally synthesized by only one strain. (omicsonline.org)
  • The strain of Clostridium sporogenes designated Putrefactive Anaerobe (PA) 3679 (ATCC 7955, NCTC 8594) was originally isolated from spoiled canned corn in 1927 (work of E. J. Cameron, as cited in reference 8 ). (asm.org)
  • Validity of botulinum neurotoxin serotype H. [J Infect Dis. (nih.gov)
  • Analysis of neurotoxin cluster genes in Clostridium botulinum strains producing botulinum neurotoxin serotype A subtypes. (cdc.gov)
  • The lack of a complete type A(B) strain representative genome sequence hinders the ability to assemble genomes by reference mapping and analysis of SNPs at pre-identified sites. (beds.ac.uk)
  • The genome sequence shows that C. botulinum doesn't have subtle tools to evade our human defences or tricky methods of acquiring resistance to antibiotics. (innovations-report.com)
  • Monoclonal Antibody to Clostridium botulinum Type A Neurotoxin Heavy Chain (amino acids 1177-1195). (abgent.com)
  • This has been reported in patients who have been treated with intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin. (inchem.org)
  • In 2010, the FDA approved intramuscular botulinum toxin injections for prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine headache . (wikipedia.org)
  • Intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of wrist and finger spasticity after a stroke. (springer.com)
  • In the presence of low oxygen levels and favorable temperatures, C. botulinum produces the botulinum toxin. (news-medical.net)
  • The objective of this study was to develop a rapid and robust real-time PCR method for detecting C. botulinum type A. Four different techniques for the extraction and purification of DNA from cultured samples were initially compared. (asm.org)
  • Terajima J., B. Syuto and S. Kubo: Purification and characterization of neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum type C 6813. (ac.ke)
  • The purification and crystallization of Clostridium botulinum type A toxin. (springer.com)
  • As obligate anaerobes, Clostridium botulinum must live in low oxygen habitats, as higher concentrations are toxic to the cells. (kenyon.edu)
  • Biology and genomic analysis of Clostridium botulinum. (cdc.gov)
  • 4 ] demonstrated that several type A(B) strains isolated in North America shared a high degree of genomic content. (beds.ac.uk)
  • The availability of this tool should revolutionise functional genomic studies in clostridia. (innovations-report.com)
  • We hypothesize that aerotolerance might constitute an unappreciated factor conferring physiological advantages on some botulinum toxin-producing clostridial strains, allowing them to adapt to otherwise restrictive environments. (asm.org)
  • Research suggests that EGS is a toxico-infection involving Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), with several studies demonstrating a protective effect of natural immunity to C. botulinum type C. Other clostridial diseases are successfully prevented by vaccination, implying that it should be possible to prevent EGS by vaccination. (animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk)
  • This study reports on the development of low-density macroarrays based on the GeneDisc cycler platform (Pall-GeneDisc Technologies) applied to the simultaneous detection of the C. botulinum subtypes C, C-D, D, and D-C. The limit of detection of the PCR assays was 38 fg of total DNA, corresponding to 15 genome copies. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Standard microbiological methods take into consideration only the detection of C. botulinum . (asm.org)
  • The detection limit of the reaction was less than 6 × 10 1 copies of C. botulinum type A DNA. (asm.org)
  • Detection of Clostridium botulinum toxin associated with food samples will be referred to CDC in Atlanta. (wyo.gov)
  • Interleukin 2 secretion by T cells for detection of biologically active Staphylococcal enterotoxin type E. Journal of Food Protection. (usda.gov)
  • Botulinum toxin type A* Quantity corresponding to 125 Speywood units (U)** for one vial. (medicines.org.uk)
  • two strains did not have the deletion and actually produced small amounts of type B toxin when tested by the mouse bioassay. (ovid.com)
  • A serum specimen obtained from the patient on October 4 was positive for type A botulinal toxin by mouse bioassay. (cdc.gov)
  • these events, in addition to recombination among the toxin complex genes, have led to the lineages observed today within the neurotoxin-producing clostridia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rrn genes of C. botulinum strains clearly separates them into four Groups (I-IV) and supports this historical classification scheme based upon biochemical and biophysical parameters [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Professor Mike Peck, from the Institute of Food Research, commented that "It is astonishing that 43 per cent of the predicted genes in the C. botulinum genome are absent from the other five sequenced clostridia, and only 16 per cent of the C. botulinum genes are common to all five. (innovations-report.com)
  • The neurotoxin genes of C. botulinum type C and D are carried by bacteriophages, which express unstable lysogeny and are frequently lost during cultivation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Clinical outcomes of intravesical injections of botulinum toxin type A in patients with refractory idiopathic overactive bladder. (bioportfolio.com)
  • You should not receive Dysport injecton if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. (oddwayinternational.com)
  • only types A, B, E and F cause illness in humans. (empowher.com)
  • This is caused by the absorption of toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum that colonize the intestinal tracts of infants under one year of age. (inchem.org)
  • The genome sequences of type A(B) strains evaluated in this study are closely related and cluster together compared to other available C. botulinum Group I genomes. (beds.ac.uk)
  • This study confirms that type A(B) strains that share the same PFGE pattern also share closely-related genome sequences. (beds.ac.uk)
  • However, compared to other methods evaluated in this study, a reference-free SNP analysis demonstrated optimal subtyping utility for type A(B) strains using de novo assembled genome sequences. (beds.ac.uk)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium and pathogen that is prevalent in marine and soil environments around the world (Figure 1). (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a spore-forming, gram-positive firmicute. (kenyon.edu)
  • This study demonstrates for the first time that a botulinum neurotoxin-producing Clostridium can withstand oxygen during vegetative growth. (asm.org)
  • Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A Complex from Clostridium botulinum (Terms 1, 3, 7 & 8) (128A) is a high quality bacterial toxin for research. (quadratech.co.uk)
  • The largest difference between C. botulinum group III isolates occurred within their surprisingly large plasmidomes and in the pattern of mobile elements insertions. (biomedcentral.com)
  • C. botulinum E toxoid. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • There are currently no images for Clostridium Botulinum B Toxoid Antibody (NB100-73118V). (novusbio.com)
  • Be the first to review our Clostridium Botulinum B Toxoid Antibody (KBB36) [DyLight 405] and receive a gift card or discount. (novusbio.com)
  • Genomics of Clostridium botulinum group III strains. (cdc.gov)
  • KOLUMAN Ahmet, MELİKOĞLU GÖLCÜ Berfin, DERİN Okan, ÖZKÖK Sibel, ANNIBALLI Fabrizio (2013): Clostridium botulinum in honey: prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of isolated strains. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • C. botulinum types B, C and D are associated with disease in animals but the type prevalence varies geographically. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Botulinum toxin units are not interchangeable from one product to another. (drugs.com)
  • Botulinum toxin units are different depending on the medicinal products. (medicines.org.uk)
  • Botulinum toxin causes flaccid paralysis by inhibiting neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) release from the presynaptic membranes of nerve terminals of the eukaryotic host skeletal and autonomic nervous system, with frequent heart or respiratory failure. (uniprot.org)
  • We can not stress enough the seriousness of this type of food poisoning which can cause muscle paralysis and death if not treated as soon as possible. (medic8.com)