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Lyudmila Boyanova
Microbial endocrinology is a relatively new research area that already encompasses the anaerobes. Stress hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine, can affect the growth of anaerobic bacteria such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella spp., Porhyromonas spp., Tanerella forsythia and Propionibacterium acnes and can increase virulence gene expression, iron acquisition and many virulence factors of some anaerobic species such as Clostridium perfringens, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Brachyspira pilosicoli. Epinephrine and norepinephrine effects can lead to a growth increase or decrease, or no effect on the growth of the anaerobes...
January 8, 2017: Anaerobe
Lingwei Zhu, Wei Zhou, Tiecheng Wang, Haiyang Xiang, Xue Ji, Yixiao Han, Yuan Tian, Yang Sun, Jun Liu, Xuejun Guo
Dozens of wild bharals died suddenly in Tibet. Necropsy showed severe congestion and hemorrhage in multiple organs, with large numbers of Gram-positive bacilli. Strains of Clostridium perfringens type A were isolated from the different organs and the intestinal contents. The other possible pathogens were ruled out by PCR.
January 7, 2017: Anaerobe
P Jeníček, J Horejš, L Pokorná-Krayzelová, J Bindzar, J Bartáček
Hydrogen sulfide in biogas is common problem during anaerobic treatment of wastewater with high sulfate concentration (breweries, distilleries, etc.) and needs to be removed before biogas utilization. Physico-chemical desulfurization methods are energetically demanding and expensive compare to biochemical methods. Microaeration, i.e. dosing of small amount of air, is suitable and cost effective biochemical method of sulfide oxidation to elemental sulfur. It has been widely used in biogas plants, but its application in anaerobic reactors for wastewater treatment has been rarely studied or tested...
January 5, 2017: Anaerobe
Julius Z H von Martels, Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad, Arno R Bourgonje, Tjasso Blokzijl, Gerard Dijkstra, Klaas Nico Faber, Hermie J M Harmsen
The microbiota of the gut has many crucial functions in human health. Dysbiosis of the microbiota has been correlated to a large and still increasing number of diseases. Recent studies have mostly focused on analyzing the associations between disease and an aberrant microbiota composition. Functional studies using (in vitro) gut models are required to investigate the precise interactions that occur between specific bacteria (or bacterial mixtures) and gut epithelial cells. As most gut bacteria are obligate or facultative anaerobes, studying their effect on oxygen-requiring human gut epithelial cells is technically challenging...
January 3, 2017: Anaerobe
Xinyu Zhu, Laura Treu, Panagiotis G Kougias, Stefano Campanaro, Irini Angelidaki
Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) technology refers to reactor technology where granules, i.e. self-immobilised microbial associations, are the biological catalysts involved in the anaerobic digestion process. During the start-up period, UASB reactors operate at relatively long HRT and therefore the liquid phase of the reactor becomes a favourable environment for microbial growth. The current study aimed to elucidate the dynamicity of the suspended microbial community in UASB reactors, during the transition from mesophilic to thermophilic conditions...
January 2, 2017: Anaerobe
Nicolas Dauby, Agnès Libois, Johan Van Broeck, Michel Delmée, Olivier Vandenberg, Delphine Martiny
Extra-colonic infections, and especially bacteremia, are infrequent manifestations of Clostridium difficile infection. C. difficile bacteremia is generally health-care associated and polymicrobial. We report the case of a patient on hunger strike that presented a C. difficile colitis and mono-microbial bacteremia on its admission to the hospital. Multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis of stool and blood isolates indicated clonality. The strain was characterized as a ribotype 002, an emerging ribotype previously associated with high fatality rate...
December 30, 2016: Anaerobe
H Mertes, L Defourny, M Tré-Hardy, R Lhommel, G El Khoury, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, L Belkhir
Mycotic aortic aneurysm is a rare and challenging complication of aortic homografts caused by an infection and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We report the first case of an aortic cross homograft mycotic pseudoaneurysm caused by Robinsoniella peoriensis in a 70-year-old man. Our patient underwent surgery for a recurrence of aortic cross mycotic pseudoaneurysm at the level of the aortic homograft he had had 7 years before. A clot-removal of the pseudoaneurysm was surgically carried out and the homograft was completely removed...
December 30, 2016: Anaerobe
Pavan Kumar Panchavati, Bhavini Kar, Ali Hassoun, Robert M Centor
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December 28, 2016: Anaerobe
Kentaro Nagaoka, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shigeru Kohno
Fusobacterium nucleatum was found in patients with empyema or pulmonary abscess, using paromomycin-vancomycin Brucella HK agar. In vitro examination revealed that growth of the strains differed significantly in different media. Clinicians should be aware that suboptimal F. nucleatum cultivation methods may result in an underestimation of its frequency.
December 26, 2016: Anaerobe
Erik Otte, Hans Linde Nielsen, Henrik Hasman, David Fuglsang-Damgaard
We here present the first case of a metronidazole resistant nimD positive Bacteroides stercoris. The isolate originated from a polymicrobial intra-abdominal abscess in a 70-year-old woman. The nimD gene was detected by use of whole-genome shotgun sequencing and the subsequent use of the ResFinder 2.1 web service.
December 21, 2016: Anaerobe
G Dahlen, H R Preus
The objective of this study was to assess antibiotic susceptibility among predominant Gram-negative anaerobic bacteria isolated from periodontitis patients who 5 years prior had been subject to mechanical therapy with or without adjunctive metronidazole. One pooled sample was taken from the 5 deepest sites of each of 161 patients that completed the 5 year follow-up after therapy. The samples were analyzed by culture. A total number of 85 anaerobic strains were isolated from the predominant subgingival flora of 65/161 patient samples, identified, and tested for antibiotic susceptibility by MIC determination...
December 14, 2016: Anaerobe
E J C Goldstein, S J Johnson, P-J Maziade, C T Evans, J C Sniffen, M Millette, L V McFarland
The role of probiotics as adjunctive measures in the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been controversial. However, a growing body of evidence has suggested that they have a role in primary prevention of CDI. Elements of this controversy are reviewed and the proposed mechanisms of action, the value and cost effectiveness of probiotics are addressed with a focus on three agents, Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and the combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285, Lactobacillus casei LBC80R, Lactobacillus rhamnosus CLR2 (Bio-K+)...
December 14, 2016: Anaerobe
Cristina Orden, Jose L Blanco, Sergio Álvarez-Pérez, Mercedes Garcia-Sancho, Fernando Rodriguez-Franco, Angel Sainz, Alejandra Villaescusa, Celine Harmanus, Ed Kuijper, Marta E Garcia
The prevalence of Clostridium difficile in 107 dogs with diverse digestive disorders attended in a Spanish veterinary teaching hospital was assessed. The microorganism was isolated from 13 dogs (12.1%) of different disease groups. Isolates belonged to PCR ribotypes 078, 106, 154 and 430 (all of them toxigenic) and 110 (non-toxigenic), and were resistant to several antimicrobial drugs. Notably, seven isolates obtained from different dogs displayed stable resistance to metronidazole. The results of this study provide further evidence that dogs can act as a reservoir of C...
December 11, 2016: Anaerobe
P Tsapekos, P G Kougias, H Egelund, U Larsen, J Pedersen, P Trénel, I Angelidaki
An important challenge that has to be addressed to achieve sustainable anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic substrates is the development of energy and cost efficient pretreatment methods. Technologies orientated to simultaneously harvest and mechanically pretreat the biomass at the field could meet these criteria as they can potentially reduce the energy losses. The objective of this study was to elucidate the effect of two full-scale harvesting machines to enhance the biogas production and subsequently, improve energy balance...
December 8, 2016: Anaerobe
Anaïs Vallet, Nicolas Noël, Rachid Bahi, Elina Teicher, Yann Quertainmont, Jean-François Delfraissy, Sophie Ferlicot, Anaïs Potron, Cécile Goujard, Olivier Lambotte
Actinobaculum schaalii is a rarely reported, anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium which role as uropathogen is emerging. We report here the case of a 47 year old HIV-1 infected woman presented with five recurrent episodes of obstructive pyelonephritis in the context of multiple renal stones. No bacteria was found until the fifth episode, during which prolonged urinary cultures as well as 16S rDNA sequencing allowed the diagnosis of A. schaalii infection. She had developed a life-threatening condition with severe renal failure...
December 8, 2016: Anaerobe
Koki Ota, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Kentaro Imamura, Daichi Kita, Kouki Yoshikawa, Atsushi Saito, Kazuyuki Ishihara
Extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors play an important role in the bacterial response to various environmental stresses. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a prominent etiological agent in human periodontitis, possesses six putative ECF sigma factors. So far, information is limited on the ECF sigma factor, PGN_0319. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of PGN_0319 (SigCH) of P. gingivalis, focusing on the regulation of hmuY and hmuR, which encode outer-membrane proteins involved in hemin utilization, and cdhR, a transcriptional regulator of hmuYR...
December 8, 2016: Anaerobe
Susanne M Henning, Paula H Summanen, Ru-Po Lee, Jieping Yang, Sydney M Finegold, David Heber, Zhaoping Li
Results from our previous human pomegranate extract (POM extract) intervention study demonstrated that about seventy percent of participants were able to form urolithin A from ellagitannins in the intestine (urolithin A producers). Urolithin A formation was associated with a high proportion of Akkermansia muciniphila in fecal bacterial samples as determined by 16S rRNA sequencing. Here we investigated whether A. muciniphila counts increased in stool samples collected after the POM extract intervention compared to baseline stool samples using real-time PCR...
December 7, 2016: Anaerobe
Guillaume A Durand, Thao Pham, Sokhna Ndongo, Sory Ibrahima Traore, Grégory Dubourg, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Caroline Michelle, Nicholas Armstrong, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Didier Raoult, Matthieu Million
The strain GD9(T) is the type strain of the newly proposed species Blautia massiliensis sp. nov., belonging to the family Lachnospiraceae. It was isolated from a fresh stool sample collected from a healthy human using the culturomics strategy. Cells are Gram-negative rods, oxygen intolerant, non-motile and non-spore forming. The 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed that strain GD9(T) was closely related to Blautia luti, with a 97.8% sequence similarity. Major fatty acids were C14:0 (19.8%) and C16:0 (53.2%). Strain GD9(T) exhibits a genome of 3,717,339 bp that contains 3,346 protein-coding genes and 81 RNAs genes including 63 tRNAs...
December 5, 2016: Anaerobe
Suttiwan Wunnoo, Jongkon Saising, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai
Virulence enzymes and biofilm a play crucial role in the pathogenesis of Propionibacterium acnes, a major causative agent of acne vulgaris. In the present study, the effects of rhodomyrtone, a pure compound identified from Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk. leaves extract against enzyme production and biofilm formation production by 5 clinical isolates and a reference strain were evaluated. The degree of hydrolysis by both lipase and protease enzymes significantly decreased upon treatment with the compound at 0...
December 5, 2016: Anaerobe
Sofia Maraki, George Evangelou, Dimitra Stafylaki, Efstathia Scoulica
Actinotignum schaalii (formerly Actinobaculum schaalii) is a Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic rod that is typically involved in urinary tract infections in elderly patients or those with underlying urological pathologies. In contrast, abscess formation caused by A. schaalii is very rare. We present a case of multiple abscesses in the perineal area in a young patient with hidradenitis suppurativa associated with A. schaalii and Prevotella melaninogenica and review the relevant literature on the topic.
November 29, 2016: Anaerobe
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