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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823884/conversion-of-food-processing-wastes-to-biofuel-using-clostridia
#1
Mohamed Hemida Abd-Alla, Abdel-Naser Ahmed Zohri, Abdel-Wahab Elsadek El-Enany, Shimaa Mohamed Ali
This study aims to demonstrate the recycling of food processing wastes as a low cost-effective substrate for acetone - butanol - ethanol (ABE) production. Potato peels and cheese whey were utilized during fermentation with eight local Clostridium strains in addition to the commercial strain, C. acetobutylicum ATCC 824 for ABE and organic acids production. From potato peels, Clostridium beijerinckii ASU10 produced the highest ABE production (17.91 g/l) representing 61.3% butanol (10.98 g/l), 33.6% acetone (6...
August 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823592/fusobacterium-nucleatum-detected-simultaneously-in-a-pyogenic-liver-abscess-and-advanced-sigmoid-colon-cancer
#2
Ryuta Shigefuku, Tsunamasa Watanabe, Yuki Kanno, Hiroki Ikeda, Hiroyasu Nakano, Nobuhiro Hattori, Kotaro Matsunaga, Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Shin-Ichi Kanno, Katsuhiko Nosho, Atsuko Hachiya, Yasumasa Iwatani, Tomoko Matsumori, Satoshi Tsukikawa, Ryoji Makizumi, Takehito Otsubo, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Fumio Itoh
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an invasive, adherent, and pro-inflammatory anaerobic bacterium involved in various infections and colorectal cancer. We report a case with pyogenic liver abscess, diagnosed with advanced sigmoid colon cancer, in whom F. nucleatum was simultaneously detected. In this patient, F. nucleatum was systematically analyzed using the molecular biological techniques of metagenome analysis, conventional PCR, and microbial fluorescence in situ hybridization.
August 16, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821458/dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-and-quorum-sensing-signaling-in-biofilm-related-virulence-of-prevotella-aurantiaca
#3
Dareen Fteita, Ahmed Ali Musrati, Eija Könönen, Xiaochu Ma, Mervi Gürsoy, Markus Peurla, Eva Söderling, Herman O Sintim, Ulvi Kahraman Gürsoy
Biofilm formation and dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) enzyme activity contribute to the virulence of oral bacteria, and these virulence factors are partly regulated by quorum sensing signaling system. We recently demonstrated that estradiol regulates growth properties and DPPIV activity of Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella nigrescens, and Prevotella pallens. Here, we examined the DPPIV dependency of biofilm formation of Prevotella aurantiaca. Three strains (two clinical strains AHN 37505 and 37552 and the type strain CCUG 57723) were incubated in three estradiol concentrations (30, 90, and 120 nmol/L)...
August 15, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807622/community-associated-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-emergency-department-patients-in-western-australia
#4
Deirdre A Collins, Linda A Selvey, Antonio Celenza, Thomas V Riley
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is primarily associated with hospitalised patients, however, community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) has increased in Australia. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of CA-CDI cases presenting to hospital emergency departments in Western Australia (WA). A retrospective case-control study of CA-CDI cases presenting at six emergency departments in WA from July 2013 to June 2014 was performed. Clinical signs, recent medication, hospitalisations and potential risk factors for CA-CDI were investigated for cases (n = 34) and unmatched controls (n = 62) who were infected with another gastrointestinal pathogen, including Campylobacter spp...
August 12, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807621/antitoxin-therapy-of-natural-avian-botulism-outbreaks-occurred-in-brazil
#5
Rodrigo O S Silva, Sandra Y M Gómez, Lilian B Medeiros, Marcus V R Marques, Aila S G Silva, Elisabeth N Mureb, Carlos A Oliveira Junior, Samantha M Favoretto, Francisco C F Lobato, Nelson R S Martins
Botulism commonly affects water birds and it has recently been observed to be emerging in poultry production. In the present work, outbreaks of botulism in wild native species, such as the black-fronted Piping-guan (Aburria jacutinga), wild duck (Cairina moschata) and its crosses with mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), and domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) are described. Following treatments with a commercial botulism antitoxin CD, 28 (96.5%) out of 29 animals fully recovered after 24-72 h. The antitoxin therapy was shown to be a useful option for the treatment of affected birds, including those that were severely affected...
August 12, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807623/spatio-temporal-variability-of-the-epidemic-027-clostridium-difficile-strains-in-france-based-on-mlva-typing
#6
Jeanne Couturier, Catherine Eckert, Frédéric Barbut
MLVA analysis of 103 PCR ribotype 027 strains showed a regional specificity and the persistence of the same clone within a hospital several years apart. Capillary electrophoresis PCR ribotyping led to the identification of seven 027 variant strains and five 176 strains, four of them being implicated in an outbreak.
August 11, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802703/identification-and-characterization-of-clostridium-botulinum-group-iii-field-strains-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
#7
Luca Bano, Ilenia Drigo, Elena Tonon, Simone Pascoletti, Cinzia Puiatti, Fabrizio Anniballi, Bruna Auricchio, Florigio Lista, Cesare Montecucco, Fabrizio Agnoletti
Animal botulism is primarily due to botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) types C, D or their chimeric variants C/D or D/C, produced by Clostridium botulinum group III, which appears to include the genetically indistinguishable Clostridium haemolyticum and Clostridium novyi. In the present study, we used matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS) to identify and characterize 81 BoNT-producing Clostridia isolated in 47 episodes of animal botulism. The instrument's default database, containing no entries for Clostridium botulinum, permitted reliable identification of 26 strains at the genus level...
August 10, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801120/establishment-of-valnemulin-susceptibility-breakpoint-against-clostridium-perfringens-in-rabbits
#8
Meng-Ting Tao, Yu-Feng Zhou, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Ping Liao
Susceptibility breakpoints provide fundamental information for rational administration of antibiotics. The present investigation reports the first valnemulin susceptibility breakpoint (MIC<0.25 μg/mL) against Clostridium perfringens infections in rabbits based on the wild-type cutoff (COWT) and the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) cutoff (COPD). The established susceptibility breakpoint of valnemulin might be useful in resistance surveillance of pleuromutilins and development of clinical breakpoints...
August 9, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801119/stability-and-efficacy-of-frozen-and-lyophilized-fecal-microbiota-transplant-fmt-product-in-a-mouse-model-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-cdi
#9
Zhi-Dong Jiang, Ashley Alexander, Shi Ke, Evangelia M Valilis, Shaofan Hu, Bingjie Li, Herbert L DuPont
Freezing donor fecal microbiota has simplified fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). However, the optimal storage time for the frozen FMT products remains unknown. Using an established murine model of CDI, stability and efficacy of frozen and lyophilized FMT product was studied at time points from 2 months to 15 months. DNA was extracted from fecal samples from the mice with identification of specific bacterial species by real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
August 9, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797803/a-multi-center-ring-trial-for-the-identification-of-anaerobic-bacteria-using-maldi-tof-ms
#10
A C M Veloo, H Jean-Pierre, U S Justesen, T Morris, E Urban, I Wybo, H N Shah, A W Friedrich, T Morris, H N Shah, H Jean-Pierre, U S Justesen, E Nagy, E Urban, M Kostrzewa, A Veloo, A W Friedrich
Inter-laboratory reproducibility of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of anaerobic bacteria has not been shown before. Therefore, ten anonymized anaerobic strains were sent to seven participating laboratories, an initiative of the European Network for the Rapid Identification of Anaerobes (ENRIA). On arrival the strains were cultured and identified using MALDI-TOF MS. The spectra derived were compared with two different Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS databases, the db5627 and the db6903...
August 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780429/pro-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-in-human-gingival-epithelial-cells-after-stimulation-with-cell-wall-extract-of-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-subtypes
#11
Nuntiya Pahumunto, Pareena Chotjumlong, Anupong Makeudom, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit, Gunnar Dahlen, Rawee Teanpaisan
Varying cytokine responses of human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs) by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans subtypes have been found. Most studies have used reference strains, whereas a few has evaluated the cytokine expression in response to clinical subtypes of this bacterial species. This study aimed to examine whether there was any difference in cytokine responses of HGECs stimulated with cell wall extract (CWE) from A. actinomycetemcomitans subtypes included clinical strains from Thai adult periodontitis, various serotypes and non-serotypeable strains, strains from deep or shallow pockets, and reference serotype strains...
August 3, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780428/spontaneous-c-septicum-gas-gangrene-a-literature-review
#12
REVIEW
Ira Srivastava, Michael J Aldape, Amy E Bryant, Dennis L Stevens
As the infectious disease paradigm undergoes a subtle shift, unusual infections associated with malignancy and immunosuppression are being increasingly reported. Spontaneous or non-traumatic Clostridium septicum infection is one such unusual infection which has gained prominence. This article aims to understand the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and current trends in diagnosing and treating this rare but deadly infection. To understand the multifactorial causation of this infection a review of published cases of spontaneous C...
August 2, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764997/effects-of-clostridium-perfringens-iota-toxin-in-the-small-intestine-of-mice
#13
Leandro M Redondo, Enzo A Redondo, Gabriela C Dailoff, Carlos L Leiva, Juan M Díaz-Carrasco, Octavio A Bruzzone, Adriana Cangelosi, Patricia Geoghegan, Mariano E Fernandez-Miyakawa
Iota toxin is a binary toxin solely produced by Clostridium perfringens type E strains, and is structurally related to CDT from C. difficile and CST from C. spiroforme. As type E causes hemorrhagic enteritis in cattle, it is usually assumed that associated diseases are mediated by iota toxin, although evidence in this regard has not been provided. In the present report, iota toxin intestinal effects were evaluated in vivo using a mouse model. Histological damage was observed in ileal loops treated with purified iota toxin after 4 h of incubation...
July 29, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754475/detection-of-enterotoxin-and-protease-genes-among-hungarian-clinical-bacteroides-fragilis-isolates
#14
Károly Péter Sárvári, József Sóki, Miklós Iván, Cecília Miszti, Krisztina Latkóczy, Szilvia Zsóka Melegh, Edit Urbán
Bacteroides fragilis as a commensal bacterium is a member of the human intestinal flora, but as an opportunistic pathogen it can cause serious infections as well. Some of them, harbouring an enterotoxin gene (bft), may cause diarrhoea mainly in young children. Recently it has been shown that a member of C11 proteases called fragipain (fpn) can activate the enterotoxin, while C10 protease (bfp) is suspected of playing an important role in the invasiveness of the B. fragilis isolates. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and distribution of the bft isotypes in 200 Hungarian B...
July 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754474/description-of-absiella-argi-gen-nov-sp-nov-and-transfer-of-eubacterium-dolichum-and-eubacterium-tortuosum-to-the-genus-absiella-as-absiella-dolichum-comb-nov-and-absiella-tortuosum-comb-nov
#15
Jayoung Paek, Yeseul Shin, Joong-Su Kim, Hongik Kim, Joong-Ki Kook, Woon Kee Paek, Young-Hyo Chang
Gram-positive, straight or slightly curved rod-shaped bacteria, designated as strains N6H1-5(T) and N6H1-3, were isolated from fecal samples of old dog. The analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolates belonged to the Clostridium cluster XVI and were closely related to Eubacterium dolichum KCTC 5832(T), Eubacterium tortuosum DSM 3987(T), Clostridium innocuum KCTC 5183(T), Allobaculum stecoricanis DSM 13633(T), Eubacterium limosum KCTC 3266(T), and Clostridium butyricum KCTC 1871(T), with 94...
July 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739338/comparative-phenotypic-analysis-of-clostridium-neonatale-and-clostridium-butyricum-isolates-from-neonates
#16
S Schönherr-Hellec, G Klein, J Delannoy, L Ferraris, I Friedel, J C Rozé, M J Butel, J Aires
"Clostridium neonatale" was recently described as a new species within the Cluster I of the Clostridium genus sensu stricto. In this study, we characterized "C. neonatale" isolates (n = 42) and compared their phenotypic properties with those of Clostridium butyricum (n = 26), a close related species. Strains isolated from fecal samples of healthy neonates were tested for different phenotypic characteristics. Compared to C. butyricum, "C. neonatale" showed a significant higher surface hydrophobicity (p = 0...
July 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739337/evaluation-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-identification-of-human-oral-capnocytophaga-species
#17
Anne Jolivet-Gougeon, Nicolas Helsens, Elise Renard, Zohreh Tamanai-Shacoori, Martine Bonnaure-Mallet
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was evaluated for rapid identification of cfxA PCR positive and negative Capnocytophaga strains. Colonies were grown on blood agar, incubated anaerobically at 37 °C for 48 h, and were then evaluated by MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Both methods identified all colonies to the genus level. The MALDI-TOF MS method gave the same result, at the species level, as 16S rRNA gene sequencing for 41/53 Capnocytophaga sp...
July 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733230/clostridium-perfringens-and-c-%C3%A2-difficile-in-parvovirus-positive-dogs
#18
Rodrigo Otávio Silveira Silva, Fernanda Alves Dorella, Henrique Cesar Pereira Figueiredo, Érica Azevedo Costa, Vanessa Pelicia, Bruna Letícia Devidé Ribeiro, Marcio Garcia Ribeiro, Antonio Carlos Paes, Jane Megid, Francisco Carlos Faria Lobato
The aim of this study was to investigate Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens in 82 diarrheic dogs positive for canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV). Enterotoxigenic C. perfringens type A was isolated from three (3.6%) dogs. One (1.2%) strain was also positive for NetE- and NetF-encoding genes, which are commonly associated with diarrhea in dogs. Toxigenic C. difficile was isolated from one animal (1.2%), which was also positive for A/B toxins. The present study identified C. difficile and C. perfringens infection in CPV-positive dogs...
July 19, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687280/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-clostridium-perfringens-and-clostridium-difficile-in-dogs-and-cats-attended-in-diverse-veterinary-clinics-from-the-madrid-region
#19
Sergio Álvarez-Pérez, José L Blanco, Celine Harmanus, Ed J Kuijper, Marta E García
Despite extensive research on the epidemiology of pathogenic clostridia in dogs and cats, most published studies focus on a selected animal population and/or a single veterinary medical centre. We assessed the burden of Clostridium perfringens and C. difficile shedding by small animals in 17 veterinary clinics located within the Madrid region (Spain) and differing in size, number and features of animals attended and other relevant characteristics. In addition, we studied the genetic diversity and antibiotic susceptibility of recovered isolates...
July 5, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684342/development-of-a-real-time-pcr-method-for-quantification-of-prevotella-histicola-from-the-gut
#20
Baskar Balakrishnan, David Luckey, Eric Marietta, Melissa Karau, Robin Patel, Joseph Murray, Veena Taneja
We designed species-specific primers and developed a qPCR method for enumerating P. histicola from intestinal samples. The two designed primer sets showed specificity for the target 16S rRNA gene of P. histicola. The absolute qPCR method was sensitive to quantify as few as 10(3) colony-forming units (CFU) in the gut.
July 3, 2017: Anaerobe
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