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New SARS-CoV-2 Infection Detected in an Italian Pet Cat by RT-qPCR from Deep Pharyngeal Swab
This first Italian study responding to the request of the scientific community to focus attention on the possible role of pets as a viral reservoir finds a domestic cat with clear clinical signs of pneumonia found to be infected by SARS-CoV-2 using quantitative RT–qPCR from a nasal swab. Expand
Colistin Resistant A. baumannii: Genomic and Transcriptomic Traits Acquired Under Colistin Therapy
The genomics and transcriptomics of two clinical Extensively Drug Resistance (XDR) colistin-susceptible/resistant (COL-S/R) Ab strain-pairs in which COL-resistance was developed after exposure tocolistin therapy revealed a closely related genomic phylogeny, especially between strain-pair isolates, and distinctive common genomic non-synonymous SNPs in COL-R Ab strains. Expand
Essential oils encapsulated in polymer-based nanocapsules as potential candidates for application in food preservation.
Interestingly EO-NCs showed a bactericidal activity even at the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), which makes them appealing as natural food preservatives. Expand
New SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Pet Cat with Severe Lung Disease in Italy
This is the first Italian study reporting on the request of the scientific community to focus attention on the possible role of pets as a SARS-CoV-2 reservoir, and a domestic cat with clear symptoms of pneumonia was found to be infected by Sars-Cov-2 using quantitative RT–qPCR from a nasal swab. Expand
Experimental study on nitrification in a submerged aerated biofilter.
- G. Farabegoli, A. Chiavola, E. Rolle, S. Stracquadanio
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Water science and technology : a journal of the…
- 1 June 2004
The aim of the present work was to evaluate the performance of a semi-pilot scale BAF in order to obtain a highly polished effluent in terms of removal of organic matter, suspended solids and ammonia… Expand
Synthesis of a calixarene derivative exposing multiple units of fucose and preliminary investigation as a potential broad-spectrum antibiofilm agent.
- G. Granata, S. Stracquadanio, G. M. Consoli, V. Cafiso, S. Stefani, C. Geraci
- Medicine, Chemistry
- Carbohydrate research
- 1 April 2019
The fucose multivalent derivative, bearing four α-l-C-fucosyl units linked via a flexible spacer, could be a new broad-spectrum antibiofilm agent. Expand
Staphylococcus aureus Internalization in Osteoblast Cells: Mechanisms, Interactions and Biochemical Processes. What Did We Learn from Experimental Models?
- S. Stracquadanio, N. Musso, Angelita Costantino, L. Lazzaro, S. Stefani, D. Bongiorno
- 1 February 2021
This review describes the current knowledge about S. aureus internalization mechanisms and various aspects of the interaction between bacteria and osteoblasts (e.g., best experimental conditions, bacteria-induced damages and immune system response), focusing on studies performed using the MG-63 osteoblastic cell line, the best traditional model for the study of this phenomenon to date. Expand
COLR Acinetobacter baumannii sRNA Signatures: Computational Comparative Identification and Biological Targets
- V. Cafiso, S. Stracquadanio, +5 authors S. Stefani
- Medicine, Biology
- Frontiers in Microbiology
- 17 January 2020
The sRNAome signatures of clinical COLR Ab are found with a computational prediction of their targets related to protein synthesis, host-microbe interaction and other different biological functions, including biofilm production, cell-cycle control, virulence, and antibiotic-resistance. Expand
Oregano and Thyme Essential Oils Encapsulated in Chitosan Nanoparticles as Effective Antimicrobial Agents against Foodborne Pathogens †
Ecofriendly nanosystems loaded with Thymus capitatus and Origanum vulgare essential oils exhibited an enhanced bactericidal activity against foodborne pathogens more than pure essential oils and could represent a valid alternative to synthetic preservatives and be of interest for health and food safety. Expand
Post-Mortem Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Long-Buried Lung Samples
This is the first study to demonstrate the persistence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in the lung even after a long post-mortem interval (up to 78 days), and the extraction protocol herein described, and the highly sensitive molecular analyses performed, could represent the standard procedures for Sars-Cov-2 detection in degraded lung specimens. Expand