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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087620/e152a-substitution-drastically-affects-ndm-5-activity
#1
Gaurav Kumar, Bagre Issa, Debasish Kar, Sarmistha Biswal, Anindya S Ghosh
New Delhi Metallo beta-lactamase (NDM) is of significant public health concern due to its enormous potential to hydrolyse all major beta-lactams including carbapenems. Amino acid substitutions outside the active site reportedly affect NDM beta-lactamase activities. Here, the effect of amino acid substitutions in the possible omega-like loop region of NDM-5 has been elucidated. Overall, three substitution mutations near active site of NDM-5 were done, namely, E152A, S191A, and D223A and subsequently, the change in antimicrobial resistance was monitored upon expressing each mutant in a suitable host...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087584/emergence-of-klebsiella-variicola-positive-for-ndm-9-a-variant-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-in-an-urban-river-in-south-korea
#2
Doris Y W Di, Jeonghwan Jang, Tatsuya Unno, Hor-Gil Hur
OBJECTIVES: To examine the presence of pathogenic bacteria carrying New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase in the environment and to characterize the genome structures of these strains. METHODS: Phenotypic screening of antimicrobial susceptibility and WGS were conducted on three Klebsiella variicola strains possessing NDM-9 isolated from an urban river. RESULTS: Three carbapenem-resistant K. variicola isolated from Gwangju tributary were found to possess blaNDM-9 genes...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081345/growing-oxa-23-type-strains-among-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-tigecycline-as-an-alternate-combination-therapy
#3
Şerife Altun, Zeliha Koçak Tufan, Belgin Altun, Ufuk Önde, Sami Kınıklı, Ali Pekcan Demiröz
BACKGROUND/AIM: The increasing prevalence and global spread of difficult-to-treat carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has become a serious problem. The aim of this study is to investigate the resistance patterns and tigecycline sensitivity of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acinetobacter strains that were carbapenem-resistant and collected mainly from intensive care units were included into this study. The antibiotic sensitivity/resistance of the strains to other antibiotics and tigecycline were noted...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079218/zinc-ion-induced-conformational-changes-in-new-delphi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-probed-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-umbrella-sampling
#4
Jianzhong Chen, Jinan Wang, Weiliang Zhu
The hydrolysis of a β-lactam core ring caused by new Delphi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) with the help of two zinc cofactors induces significant resistance toward β-lactam antibiotics. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and the umbrella sampling method are integrated to study the conformational change mechanism of NDM-1 mediated by zinc ion binding. The statistical analyses of interaction contacts of the antibiotic ampicillin (AMP) with residues based on MD trajectories suggest that two Zn ions are essential for maintaining the binding of AMP with NDM-1...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073828/an-activating-mutation-in-stat3-results-in-neonatal-diabetes-through-reduced-insulin-synthesis
#5
Teresa Velayos, Rosa Martínez, Milagros Alonso, Koldo Garcia-Etxebarria, Anibal Aguayo, Cristina Camarero, Inés Urrutia, Idoia Martínez de LaPiscina, Raquel Barrio, Izortze Santin, Luis Castaño
Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare form of diabetes diagnosed within the first six months of life. Genetic studies have allowed the identification of several genes linked to the development of NDM, however genetic causes for around 20% of the cases remain to be clarified.Most cases of NDM involve isolated diabetes, but sometimes it appears in association with other pathological conditions, including autoimmune diseases. Recent reports have linked activating mutations in STAT3 with early-onset autoimmune disorders that include diabetes of autoimmune origin, however the functional impact of STAT3 activating mutations have not been characterized at the pancreatic β cell level...
January 10, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069656/characterization-of-brpmbl-the-bleomycin-resistance-protein-associated-with-the-carbapenemase-ndm
#6
Laurent Dortet, Delphine Girlich, Anne-Laure Virlouvet, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Bogdan I Iorga, Thierry Naas
The metallo-β-lactamase NDM-1 is one of the most worrysome resistance determinant that is spreading worldwide spread among Gram-negative bacilli. A bleomycin resistance gene, bleMBL, has been associated quite systematically downstream of the blaNDM-1 gene. Here, we characterized the corresponding protein, BRPMBL, conferring resistance to bleomycin, an antitumoral glycopeptide molecule. We have determined whether the expression of the blaNDM-1-bleMBL operon is inducible in presence of carbapenems and/or bleomycin-like molecules using qRT-PCR, minimal inhibitory concentration determination of imipenem and zeocin, and carbapenemase specific activity assays...
January 9, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069649/antimicrobial-activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-when-tested-against-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-patients-hospitalized-with-pneumonia-in-united-states-medical-centers-2011-2015
#7
Helio S Sader, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm
Bacterial isolates were collected from patients hospitalized with pneumonia (PHP), including ventilator-associated (VAP), from 76 USA medical centers in 2011-2015. The Gram-negative organisms (n=11,185; including 1,097 from VAP) were tested for susceptibility against ceftazidime-avibactam and comparators by broth microdilution method. β-lactamase-encoding genes were screened using a microarray based assay on selected isolates. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella spp. were the most common Gram-negatives isolated from PHP and VAP...
January 9, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017632/relationship-between-plasma-osteocalcin-glycaemic-control-and-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-adult-nigerians-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Chinelo P Onyenekwu, Elaine C Azinge, Ephraim U Egbuagha, Henry C Okpara
AIMS: To determine the levels of plasma osteocalcin (OC) in Nigerians with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and compare these to levels in non-diabetic controls (NDM). To assess the relationship of OC to glycaemic control and parameters of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and compare its levels in Nigerians with and without MetS. METHODS: The waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure of 200 study participants were taken. Plasma osteocalcin, fasting glucose (FPG), glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) and triglyceride (TG) levels were determined...
December 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013264/comparing-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-carbapenemase-producing-and-non-carbapenemase-producing-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-bacteremia
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Pranita D Tamma, Katherine E Goodman, Anthony D Harris, Tsigereda Tekle, Ava Roberts, Abimbola Taiwo, Patricia J Simner
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are associated with considerable mortality. As mechanisms of carbapenem resistance are heterogeneous, it is unclear if mortality differs based on resistance mechanisms. We sought to determine whether CRE resistance mechanism determination is prognostically informative. METHODS: We conducted an observational study comparing 14-day mortality between patients with carbapenemase-producing (CP)-CRE compared with non-CP-CRE bacteremia...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007519/genetic-characterisation-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-the-university-hospital-mohamed-boudiaf-in-ouargla-southern-algeria
#10
Mounira Yagoubat, Aminata Ould El-Hadj-Khelil, Ali Malki, Sofiane Bakour, Abdelaziz Touati, Jean-Marc Rolain
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology and the genetic support of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp. isolates collected in the University Hospital of Ouargla, southern Algeria. METHODS: A total of 99 Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) were collected from stool samples of colonised patients and from inanimate surfaces in the hospital environment between December 2014 and August 2015. Selected Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005691/clinical-and-bacterial-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-children-with-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-bloodstream-infections-in-india
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Laura E B Nabarro, Chaitra Shankar, Akila Prakasam, Georgekutty Mathew, Visali Jeyaseelan, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Valsan P Verghese
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an increasing cause of nosocomial infection in hospitalized children worldwide. Few studies have investigated risk factors for mortality in children with CRE bloodstream infection (BSI). Data are particularly scarce in areas where NDM and OXA carbapenemases predominate. Here, we investigate mortality rates, clinical and microbiologic risk factors for mortality in 50 pediatric patients with CRBSI in India. METHOD: Children younger than 17 years old with meropenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae or Escherichia coli isolated from blood culture in 2014 and 2015 were identified from laboratory records...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999060/fortuitous-diagnosis-of-ndm-1-producing-acinetobacter-pittii-carriage-in-a-patient-from-france-with-no-recent-history-of-travel
#12
Hélène Pailhoriès, Linda Hadjadj, Rafael Mahieu, Nicolas Crochette, Jean-Marc Rolain, Marie Kempf
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December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999041/peptide-conjugated-phosphorodiamidate-morpholino-oligomer-ppmo-restores-carbapenem-susceptibility-to-ndm-1-positive-pathogens-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Erin K Sully, Bruce L Geller, Lixin Li, Christina M Moody, Stacey M Bailey, Amy L Moore, Michael Wong, Patrice Nordmann, Seth M Daly, Carolyn R Sturge, David E Greenberg
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of an inhibitor of the New Delhi metallo-β- lactamase (NDM-1). Inhibiting expression of this type of antibiotic-resistance gene has the potential to restore antibiotic susceptibility in all bacteria carrying the gene. METHODS: We have constructed a peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PPMO) that selectively inhibits the expression of NDM-1 and examined its ability to restore susceptibility to meropenem in vitro and in vivo RESULTS: In vitro, the PPMO reduced the MIC of meropenem for three different genera of pathogens that express NDM-1...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995726/glycemic-control-indicator-levels-at-diagnosis-of-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus-comparison-with-other-types-of-insulin-dependent-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Shigeru Suzuki, Akiko Furuya, Yusuke Tanahashi, Hiroshi Azuma, Yukihiro Bando, Soji Kasayama, Masafumi Koga
BACKGROUND: Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a monogenic insulin-dependent diabetes that develops within 6 months of age. The progression of hyperglycemia until diagnosis is unknown. Glycemic control indicators at diagnosis are useful to estimate the extent and duration of hyperglycemia. We recently established that age-adjusted glycated albumin (GA) is a useful indicator of glycemic control, regardless of age. OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of various glycemic control indicators at diagnosis between NDM and other types of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus...
December 20, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993422/emergence-of-sequence-type-11-klebsiella-pneumoniae-coproducing-ndm-1-and-vim-1-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-a-greek-hospital
#15
C C Papagiannitsis, E Malli, Z Florou, S Sarrou, J Hrabak, K Mantzarlis, E Zakynthinos, E Petinaki
Sequence type 11 Klebsiella pneumoniae, coproducing NDM-1 and VIM-1 metallo-β-lactamases, were isolated in a Greek hospital. blaNDM-1 was part of a Tn125 derivative, located on an ~90-kb plasmid similar to the NDM-1-encoding plasmid pB-3002cz. blaVIM-1 was located in an In-e541-like integron, carried on a multireplicon (IncA/C and IncR) plasmid of ~180kb.
December 14, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965626/high-prevalence-of-gut-microbiota-colonization-with-broad-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-tunisian-intensive-care-unit
#16
Elaa Maamar, Sana Ferjani, Ali Jendoubi, Samia Hammami, Zaineb Hamzaoui, Laure Mayonnove-Coulange, Mabrouka Saidani, Aouatef Kammoun, Amel Rehaiem, Salma Ghedira, Mohamed Houissa, Ilhem Boutiba-Ben Boubaker, Amine Slim, Veronique Dubois
Healthcare-associated infections due to cefotaxime-resistant (CTX-R) Enterobacteriaceae have become a major public health threat, especially in intensive care units (ICUs). Often acquired nosocomially, CTX-R Enterobacteriaceae can be introduced initially by patients at admission. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and genetic characteristics of CTX-R Enterobacteriaceae-intestinal carriage in ICU patients, to evaluate the rate of acquisition of these organisms during hospitalization, and to explore some of the associated risk factors for both carriage and acquisition...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942358/ndm-1-and-rmtc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-in-turkey
#17
Tulin Guven Gokmen, Togrul Nagiyev, Melda Meral, Cansu Onlen, Farzad Heydari, Fatih Koksal
BACKGROUND: The resistance of aminoglycosides in strains that produce beta-lactamase can be developed through the multidrug resistant encoding genes carried by common plasmids. Recently, the association between 16S rRNA methyltransferase resistance and beta-lactamase enzymes carried by the same plasmids has drawn increased attention from researchers, particularly the association in aminoglycoside-resistant strains with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ≥ 256 µg/mL. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the co-existence of 16S rRNA methyltransferase and beta-lactamase genes in multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from clinical samples...
October 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939808/first-report-of-ndm-1-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-imported-from-africa-to-italy-evidence-of-the-need-for-continuous-surveillance
#18
Luigi Principe, Carola Mauri, Viola Conte, Beatrice Pini, Tommaso Giani, Gian Maria Rossolini, Francesco Luzzaro
OBJECTIVES: NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae are considered emergent on the African continent and have been increasingly reported in recent years. In contrast, strains producing NDM-type enzymes have been rarely reported in Italy, usually associated with sporadic cases or small outbreaks. Here we report two cases of infection caused by NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-KP) in two unrelated patients returned from travel to Egypt. CASE REPORTS: The two patients had been previously hospitalised for a short period in two different Egyptian hospitals...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934829/does-the-presence-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-and-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-genes-in-pathogens-lead-to-fatal-outcome
#19
P Mathur, S Sagar, S Kumar, V Sharma, D Gupta, S Lalwani, R Rani, A Muruganantham
INTRODUCTION: Infections due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens are a medical challenge. There is considerable apprehension among clinicians regarding pathogens reported as carrying New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) genes from their patients. In the face of extremely high rates of antimicrobial resistance, it is essential to gauge the clinical significance of isolation of pathogens carrying these genes from clinical samples. This study compares the outcome of patients infected with pathogens carrying NDM/KPC genes versus those without these genes...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889714/neonatal-diabetes-a-case-series
#20
Ramaswamy Ganesh, Natarajan Suresh, Thiruvengadam Vasanthi, K G Ravikumar
BACKGROUND: Neonatal Diabetes Mellitusis a rare disorder with an incidence of 1 in 2,60,000 live births. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical and genetic profile of children admitted with neonatal diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital in Chennai, India over 11 years. RESULTS: Ten children were diagnosed with neonatal diabetes of whom 9 had permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus. The age range at onset was from 3 days- 5 months...
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
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