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Effect of Temperature and Water Activity on the Growth of Cladosporium sphaerospermum and Cladosporium cladosporioides
C. sphaerospermum showed a broader range of growth temperature and Aw than C. cladosporioides, and showed morphological changes such as dark brown hyphae with thick and cigar shaped cells,.and irregulary swollen cells at low Aw. Expand
A 90-day subchronic toxicity study of nivalenol, a trichothecene mycotoxin, in F344 rats.
A subchronic toxicity study of nivalenol (NIV), a trichothecene mycotoxin, was conducted in male and female F344 rats fed diet containing 0, 6.25, 25 or 100 ppm concentration for 90 days, and the no-observed-adverse-effect level of NIV was determined to be less than 6. Expand
Inactivation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Effluent Seawater by Alternating-Current Treatment
Results showed that alternating-current treatment inactivates V. parahaemolyticus in effluent seawater while minimizing the generation of chlorine and that this alternating- current treatment is therefore suitable for practical industrial applications. Expand
Immunotoxicity of nivalenol after subchronic dietary exposure to rats.
NIV affected immune function in rats after 90-day dietary exposure, the effects being apparent from 0.4 mg/kg judging from the increase of NK activity, although nutritional suppression might have influenced the immunological changes appeared from 1.5mg/kg. Expand
Byssochlamysol, a new antitumor steroid against IGF-1-dependent cells from Byssochlamys nivea. I. Taxonomy, fermentation, isolation and biological activity.
A new antitumor steroid, byssochlamysol, was isolated from the mycelium of Byssochamys nivea M#5187 and induced apoptosis in IGF-1-dependent Colo320DM human colon cancer cells. Expand
Byssochlamysol, a new antitumor steroid against IGF-1-dependent cells from Byssochlamys nivea. II. Physico-chemical properties and structure elucidation.
The structure of byssochlamysol, a new antitumor metabolite against IGF-1-dependent cancer cells from Byssochlamys nivea M#5187, was determined to be a highly oxidized ergostane steroid as shown inExpand
Cladosporium as the Main Fungal Contaminant of Locations in Dwelling Environments
A high frequency of contamination was seen to involve Cladosporium, of which C. sphaerospermum and C. cladosporioides were detected most frequently at rates of 63.6% and 14.6%, respectively. Expand
Effect of House Dust Mite-Free Pillow on Clinical Course of Asthma and IgE Level—A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study
Fungi were detected inside one pillow in the active group and six pillows in the placebo group, representing a significant difference (p = 0.029), and significant differences were also seen in detection of HDM allergen Der1 between groups. Expand
In Vitro Bioassay of Endotoxin Using Fluorescein as a pH Indicator in a Macrophage Cell Culture System
The macrophage culture system-method might be a good supplement to the LAL assay for detection of LPS, Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Expand
Survey of fungal contamination in ordinary houses in Japan
ABSTRACT Background Because fungi in the indoor environment strongly affect not only damage to and the deterioration of building materials, but also affect human health, it is important to know theExpand