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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425876/characterization-of-the-translation-elongation-factor-1-%C3%AE-gene-in-a-wide-range-of-pathogenic-aspergillus-species
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Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Bahram Ahmadi, Koichi Makimura, Sybren de Hoog, Yoshiko Umeda, Mohamed Mahdi Alshahni, Hossein Mirhendi
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the resolving power of the translation elongation factor (TEF)-1α gene for phylogenetic analysis of Aspergillus species. METHODOLOGY: Sequences of 526 bp representing the coding region of the TEF-1α gene were used for the assessment of levels of intra- and inter-specific nucleotide polymorphism in 33 species of Aspergillus, including 57 reference, clinical and environmental strains. RESULTS: Analysis of TEF-1α sequences indicated a mean similarity of 92...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425875/occurrence-of-qnrb1-and-qnrb12-genes-mutation-in-gyra-and-ramr-and-expression-of-efflux-pumps-in-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carriers-of-blakpc-2
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Alexsandra Maria Lima Scavuzzi, Maria Amélia Vieira Maciel, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda de Melo, Luiz Carlos Alves, Fábio André Brayner, Ana Catarina Souza Lopes
PURPOSE: The occurrence of quinolone-resistance genes (qnrA, qnrB and qnrS), the presence of mutations in gyrA, gyrB and parC, as well as the expression of efflux pumps (acrB and acrF) and mutations in the gene ramR. METHODOLOGY: Were investigated in 30 blaKPC-2-positive isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae taken from infection and colonization in hospital patients from Recife-PE, Brazil. The detection of the qnr, acrB and acrF genes and analysis of the mutations in ramR and the quinolone-resistance-determining regions of gyrA, gyrB and parC were performed by PCR followed by DNA sequencing...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425874/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessments-of-rhodomyrtus-tomentosa-leaf-extract-as-an-alternative-anti-streptococcal-agent-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-l
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Pinanong Na-Phatthalung, Sasitorn Chusri, Naraid Suanyuk, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai
PURPOSE: Rhodomyrtustomentosa is a Thai medicinal plant that has been attracting attention for its remarkable antibacterial properties against Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial properties of R. tomentosa leaf extract against Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus iniae isolated from infected tilapia. METHODOLOGY: The anti-streptococcal activity of R. tomentosa was determined using broth microdilution assays...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425873/rapid-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-rifampicin-resistance-in-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-and-sputum-smear-negative-pulmonary-suspects-using-xpert-mtb-rif
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Irfan Ullah, Arshad Javaid, Haleema Masud, Mazhar Ali, Anila Basit, Waqas Ahmad, Faisal Younis, Rehana Yasmin, Afsar Khan, Abdul Jabbar, Masroor Husain, Zahid Ahmad Butt
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem in developing countries such as Pakistan. Rapid diagnosis of TB and detection of drug resistance are very important for timely and appropriate management of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic efficacy of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for rapid diagnosis of TB and detection of rifampicin (RIF) resistance in extrapulmonary and smear-negative pulmonary TB suspects...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425872/increase-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-diversity-and-detection-of-various-subtypes-and-recombinants-in-north-eastern-brazil
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Kledoaldo Lima, Élcio Leal, Ana Maria Salustiano Cavalcanti, Daniela Medeiros Salustiano, Luzidalva Barbosa de Medeiros, Sirleide Pereira da Silva, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
PURPOSE: Diverse human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) subtypes and circulating recombinant forms are found in Brazil. The majority of HIV-1 molecular epidemiological studies in Brazil have been conducted in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, although several recent studies in the north-eastern region have addressed this issue. The objective of this study was to molecularly characterize HIV-1 circulating in Pernambuco, north-eastern Brazil. METHODOLOGY: A total of 64 samples were collected from 2002 to 2003, and another 103 were collected from 2007 to 2009...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327256/origin-and-distribution-of-sporothrix-globosa-causing-sapronoses-in-asia
#6
Tarek A A Moussa, Naif M S Kadasa, Hassan S Al Zahrani, Sarah Abdallah Ahmed, Peiying Feng, Albertus H G Gerrits van den Ende, Yu Zhang, Rui Kano, Fuqiu Li, Shanshan Li, Yang Song, Bilin Dong, Luana Rossato, Somayeh Dolatabadi, Sybren de Hoog
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the main sources and epidemiological patterns and speculate on the evolutionary origin of Sporothrix globosa in Asia. METHODOLOGY: Case and case series literature on sporotrichosis in Asia from January 2007 onwards were reviewed using meta-analysis. Phylogenetic analysis of relevant S. globosa was carried out on the basis of concatenated sequences of ITS, TEF3 and CAL. A haplotype network of CAL sequences of 281 Sporothrix isolates was analysed to determine the population structure of S...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319680/first-genetic-evidence-of-coxiella-burnetii-in-cases-presenting-with-acute-febrile-illness-india
#7
Sanjay Kumar, Shefali Raj Gangoliya, Syed Imteyaz Alam, Satish Patil, Ganavalli Subramanya Ajantha, Raghavendra Dhirendra Kulkarni, Dev Vrat Kamboj
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March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150578/resistotyping-phenotyping-and-genotyping-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-ndm-among-gram-negative-bacilli-from-iranian-patients
#8
Dariush Shokri, Mohammad Rabbani Khorasgani, Seyed Masih Fatemi, Abbas Soleimani-Delfan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was investigation of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) production among gram negative bacilli. METHODOLOGY: Antibiogram-Resistotyping and detection of NDM in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and comparative evaluation of the diagnostic performance of three phenotypic methods for NDM detection considering PCR as gold standard were performed. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antibiotics against NDM positive strains by E-test and clonal relationship analysis using Enterobacterial Repetitive Intergenic Consensus Polymerase Chain Reaction (ERIC-PCR) in these strains were determined...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141498/first-genotype-identification-of-trichosporon-asahii-in-sfax-tunisia
#9
Hayet Sellami, Houaida Trabelsi, Sourour Neji, Imen Amouri, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
PURPOSE: The objectives of our study were species identification and genotyping of Trichosporon isolates collected at the Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory in Sfax, Tunisia. METHODOLOGY: Molecular identification was carried out by analyzing the IGS1 regions of the rDNA of 30 Trichosporon isolates. RESULTS: Trichosporon asahii was the most frequent species detected. Furthermore, four genotypes were identified in Tunisia: 1 (46.4%), 4 (35...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357980/manual-curation-and-reannotation-of-the-genomes-of-clostridium-difficile-630%C3%AE-erm-and-c-difficile-630
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Henning Dannheim, Thomas Riedel, Meina Neumann-Schaal, Boyke Bunk, Isabel Schober, Cathrin Spröer, Cynthia Maria Chibani, Sabine Gronow, Heiko Liesegang, Jörg Overmann, Dietmar Schomburg
PURPOSE: We resequenced the genome of Clostridium difficile 630Δerm (DSM 28645), a model strain commonly used for the generation of insertion mutants. METHODOLOGY: The genome sequence was obtained by a combination of single-molecule real-timeand Illumina sequencing technology. RESULTS: Detailed manual curation and comparison to the previously published genomic sequence revealed sequence differences including inverted regions and the presence of plasmid pCD630...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327271/novel-anti-staphylococcal-and-anti-biofilm-properties-of-two-anti-malarial-compounds-mmv665953-1-3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl-3-3-4-dichlorophenyl-urea-and-mmv665807-5-chloro-2-hydroxy-n-3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl-benzamide
#11
Marta Zapotoczna, Nabila Boksmati, Sinead Donohue, Baizurina Bahtiar, Ahmad Boland, Hamzah Al Somali, Alysia Cox, Hilary Humphreys, James P O'Gara, Marian Brennan, Eoghan O'Neill
PURPOSE: The treatment of device-related infections is challenging and current anti-microbial compounds have poor anti-biofilm activity. We aimed to identify and characterize novel compounds effective in the eradication of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. METHODOLOGY: Two novel compounds, MMV665953 {1-(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea} and MMV665807{5-chloro-2-hydroxy-N-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]benzamide}, effective in killing S. aureus biofilms, were identified by screening of the open access 'malaria box' chemical library...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317494/pathogenic-potential-and-genotypic-diversity-of-campylobacter-jejuni-a-neglected-food-borne-pathogen-in-brazil
#12
Miliane Rodrigues Frazão, Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Sheila da Silva Duque, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão
Purpose and methodology.Campylobacter jejuni is a major zoonotic pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. However, there are only a few studies available that have molecularly characterized C. jejuni strains isolated in Brazil. The aim of this study was to genotype 111 C. jejuni strains isolated from sick humans (43), monkey faeces (19), chicken faeces (14), chicken meat (33) and sewage (2) between 1996 and 2016 in Brazil using flaA-SVR (short variable region) sequencing and PFGE. Furthermore, the presence of 16 virulence genes was analysed by PCR...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260590/detection-of-isaba1-in-association-with-a-novel-allelic-variant-of-the-%C3%AE-lactamase-adc-82-and-class-d-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-mediating-carbapenem-resistance-among-the-clinical-isolates-of-mdr-a-baumannii
#13
Rajagopalan Saranathan, Rinki Kumari, Ramakrishnan Kalaivani, Sah Suresh, Anshu Rani, Shashikala Purty, K Prashanth
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study is to investigate the diverse resistance determinants, their association with insertion sequence mobile elements and predilection of a particular clone for such associations in Acinetobacter baumannii. METHODOLOGY: Fifty-four consecutive isolates collected during 2011-2012 from a tertiary care hospital were subjected to susceptibility testing followed by PCR screening of commonly reported β-lactamases and 16S rRNA methyltransferase encoding genes...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260589/improved-effect-of-amikacin-loaded-poly-d-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-cells-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#14
Parastoo Sabaeifard, Ahya Abdi-Ali, Carlos Gamazo, Juan Manuel Irache, Mohammad Reza Soudi
PURPOSE: Amikacin is one of the most effective antibiotics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, but because of its high toxicity, the use of this antibiotic has been clinically limited. In the present study, amikacin was successfully loaded into a new formulation of nanoparticles (NPs) based on poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) 50 : 50 in order to enhance the treatment efficacy. The synthetized amikacin-loaded PLGA nanoparticles with high drug loading and stability were used to eliminate P...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260588/utilization-of-size-polymorphism-in-its1-and-its2-regions-for-identification-of-pathogenic-yeast-species
#15
Hossein Khodadadi, Ladan Karimi, Nilufar Jalalizand, Hassan Adin, Hossein Mirhendi
PURPOSE: Despite the existence of a variety of available yeast-identification strategies, easier and more cost-effective methods are required for routine use in clinical laboratories. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of fungal rRNA genes exhibit variable sizes depending on the yeast species. In the present study, fragment size polymorphism (FSP) analysis of the ITS1 and ITS2 regions for identification of the clinically most important yeast species was assessed. METHODOLOGY: The ITS1 and ITS2 regions of 190 strains, including isolates of 31 standard strains and 159 clinical isolates, were separately PCR amplified with two primer sets: ITS1-ITS2 and ITS3-ITS4...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260587/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-miranda-donkey-equus-asinus-an-old-problem-from-a-new-source-with-a-different-approach
#16
Isabel Carvalho, Rosa Del Campo, Margarida Sousa, Nuno Silva, João Carrola, Catarina Marinho, Tiago Santos, Sílvia Carvalho, Miguel Nóvoa, Miguel Quaresma, José Eduardo Pereira, Marta Cobo, Gilberto Igrejas, Patrícia Poeta
PURPOSE: The Miranda donkey (Equus asinus) is an endangeredasinine from Miranda do Douro region, located in the north east of Portugal. We studied the antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. isolates from these animals. METHODOLOGY: In March 2014, a total of 66 faecal samples were recovered from independent animals. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disc diffusion method. Carriage of genes coding for antibiotic-resistant and virulent factors was analysed by PCR...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260586/molecular-epidemiology-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bloodstream-infection-isolates-in-a-non-outbreak-setting
#17
Kate L McCarthy, Tim J Kidd, David L Paterson
PURPOSE: The molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection (BSI) isolates has received limited attention. This study aims to characterize the molecular relationship of P. aeruginosa BSI isolates in the non-outbreak setting at a single tertiary healthcare facility. METHODOLOGY:   P. aeruginosa BSI isolates from patients who were admitted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital over a 13 month period from November 2009 were identified retrospectively from the Pathology Queensland Clinical and Scientific Information System...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260585/comparison-of-culture-dependent-and-culture-independent-molecular-methods-for-characterization-of-vaginal-microflora
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shirali Pandya, Kavitha Ravi, Vijaya Srinivas, Smitha Jadhav, Anisa Khan, Anjali Arun, Lee W Riley, Purnima Madhivanan
PURPOSE: To date, molecular methods that circumvent the limitations of traditional culture methods have not been used to describe the vaginal microflora in India. Here, we compared culture and culture-independent molecular methods in characterizing the vaginal microbiota in Indian women. METHODOLOGY: Culture methods involved traditional cultivation on Rogosa and sheep blood agar, whereas culture-independent methods bypassed a culturing step by performing broadrange 16S rDNA PCR on DNA isolated directly from vaginal swabs...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260584/determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterococcus-strains-isolated-from-pigs-and-their-genotypic-characterization-by-method-of-amplification-of-dna-fragments-surrounding-rare-restriction-sites-adsrrs-fingerprinting
#19
Aneta Nowakiewicz, Grażyna Ziółkowska, Aleksandra Trościańczyk, Przemysław Zięba, Sebastian Gnat
PURPOSE: In this study, we analysed phenotypic resistance profiles and their reflection in the genomic profiles of Enterococcus spp. strains isolated from pigs raised on different farms. METHODOLOGY: Samples were collected from five pig farms (n=90 animals) and tested for Enterococcus. MICs of 12 antimicrobials were determined using the broth microdilution method, and epidemiological molecular analysis of strains belonging to selected species (faecalis, faecium and hirae) was performed using the ADSRRS-fingerprinting (amplification of DNA fragments surrounding rare restriction sites) method with a few modifications...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150580/biocompatible-biodegradable-polymeric-antibacterial-nanoparticles-for-enhancing-the-effects-of-a-third-generation-cephalosporin-against-resistant-bacteria
#20
Sana Mushtaq, Jawad Akbar Khan, Faiz Rabbani, Usman Latif, Muhammad Arfan, Muhammad Arfat Yameen
PURPOSE: In the present study, enhancement of the the antibacterial activity of ceftriaxone against Gram-positive (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria with a biodegradable polymer was attempted. METHODOLOGY: MRSA and E. coli were collected and identified by biochemical and molecular tests. Blank and ceftriaxone-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (CNPs) were prepared by the ionic gelation method. In vitro antibiotic-susceptibility studies were performed by disc diffusion, agar well plate method, Etest and time-kill assay...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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