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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536045/toward-defining-deep-brain-stimulation-targets-in-mni-space-a-subcortical-atlas-based-on-multimodal-mri-histology-and-structural-connectivity
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Siobhan Ewert, Philip Plettig, Ningfei Li, Mallar Chakravarty, Louis Collins, Todd Herrington, Andrea Kühn, Andreas Horn
Three-dimensional atlases of subcortical brain structures are valuable tools to reference anatomy in neuroscience and neurology. For instance, they can be used to study the position and shape of the three most common deep brain stimulation (DBS) targets, the subthalamic nucleus (STN), internal part of the pallidum (GPi) and ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus (VIM) in stereotactic space and in spatial relationship to DBS electrodes. Here, we present a composite atlas that is based on manual segmentations of a multimodal high resolution brain template, histology and structural connectivity...
May 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533001/evaluation-of-the-rapidec%C3%A2-carba-np-and-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-tests-for-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Stefano Mancini, Nicolas Kieffer, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
The analytical performances of the RAPIDEC CARBA NP® (bioMérieux) and the β-CARBA® (Bio-Rad) tests were evaluated for the rapid detection of any known type of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae. An international collection of 149 enterobacterial isolates comprising 111 Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and 38 non-carbapenemase producers was used. CPE included 32 carbapenemase producers of class A (18 KPC-2, 1 FRI-1, 5 SME and 8 IMI), 33 of class B (13 NDM, 11 VIM and 9 IMP) and 46 of class D (15 OXA-48, 14 OXA-181, 10 OXA-204, 3 OXA-232 and 4 OXA-162)...
May 13, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529729/characterization-of-the-novel-in1059-harbouring-vim-gene-cassette
#3
Dongguo Wang, Jinhong Yang, Meiyu Fang, Wei He, Ying Zhang, Caixia Liu, Dongsheng Zhou
BACKGROUND: VIM-type enzyme encodes the most widely acquired metallo-β-lactamases in Gram- negative bacteria. To obtain current epidemiological data for integrons from enterobacteriae in hospital, the study characterizes the genetic structure in In1059 by comparison with In846 integrons harbouring VIM gene and other class 1 integrons including In37, In62, In843 and In1021 with the aim of identifying the putative mechanisms involved integron mobilization and infer evolution of relevant integrons...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526992/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-omani-women
#4
Ritu Lakhtakia, Adil Aljarrah, Muhammad Furrukh, Shyam S Ganguly
Breast cancer (BC) in Oman affects younger women and has a more aggressive course. Clinical and biological variables like age, pregnancy, tumor size, type, grade, receptor expression and proliferation predict disease aggression but there is no direct predictor of metastasis except lymphovascular invasion. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is characterized by epithelial cells losing epithelial and acquiring mesenchymal morpho-immunophenotypic characteristics. In tumors, EMT-like transitions may signify a metastatic phenotype and have features in common with cancer stem cells (CSC) which show resistance to chemotherapy...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520983/genomic-epidemiology-of-global-vim-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#5
Yasufumi Matsumura, Gisele Peirano, Rebekah Devinney, Patricia A Bradford, Mary R Motyl, Mark D Adams, Liang Chen, Barry Kreiswirth, Johann D D Pitout
Background: : International data on the molecular epidemiology of Enterobacteriaceae with VIM carbapenemases are limited. Methods: We performed short read (Illumina) WGS on a global collection of 89 VIM-producing clinical Enterobacteriaceae (2008-14). Results: VIM-producing (11 varieties within 21 different integrons) isolates were mostly obtained from Europe. Certain integrons with bla VIM were specific to a country in different species and clonal complexes (CCs) (In 87 , In 624 , In 916 and In 1323 ), while others had spread globally among various Enterobacteriaceae species (In 110 and In 1209 )...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515629/microbial-competition-in-environmental-nosocomial-reservoirs-and-diffusion-capacity-of-oxa48-klebsiella-pneumoniae-potential-impact-on-patients-and-possible-control-methods
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REVIEW
R Herruzo, G Ruiz, M J Vizcaino, L Rivas, V Pérez-Blanco, M Sanchez
BACKGROUND: We have found clusters of Klebsiella pneumoniae with OXA48-carbepenemase cases in some hospital rooms, and decided to investigate whether bathroom siphons could be a reservoir for OXA48 bacteria, as occurs with K. oxytoca with other types of carbepenemases. METHODS: We evaluated the microbial competition between strains with OXA48 and VIM carbepenemases, in diluted nutrient-broth, on a slime germ-carrier. We compared the number of colonies at 5 and 10 days on the contaminated carriers with one or two strains...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508147/identification-of-beta-lactamases-and-beta-lactam-related-proteins-in-human-pathogenic-bacteria-using-a-computational-search-approach
#7
Aniel Jessica Leticia Brambila-Tapia, Ernesto Perez-Rueda, Humberto Barrios, Nory Omayra Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ingrid Patricia Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ernesto Germán Cardona-Muñoz, Mario Salazar-Páramo
A systematic analysis of beta-lactamases based on comparative proteomics has not been performed thus far. In this report, we searched for the presence of beta-lactam-related proteins in 591 bacterial proteomes belonging to 52 species that are pathogenic to humans. The amino acid sequences for 19 different types of beta-lactamases (ACT, CARB, CifA, CMY, CTX, FOX, GES, GOB, IMP, IND, KPC, LEN, OKP, OXA, OXY, SHV, TEM, NDM, and VIM) were obtained from the ARG-ANNOT database and were used to construct 19 HMM profiles, which were used to identify potential beta-lactamases in the completely sequenced bacterial proteomes...
May 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505394/1-2-4-triazole-3-thione-compounds-as-inhibitors-of-di-zinc-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Laurent Sevaille, Laurent Gavara, Carine Bebrone, Filomena De Luca, Lionel Nauton, Maud Achard, Paola Mercuri, Silvia Tanfoni, Luisa Borgianni, Carole Guyon, Pauline Lonjon, Gülhan Turan-Zitouni, Julia Dzieciolowski, Katja Becker, Lionel Bénard, Ciaran Condon, Ludovic Maillard, Jean Martinez, Jean-Marie Frère, Otto Dideberg, Moreno Galleni, Jean-Denis Docquier, Jean-François Hernandez
Metallo-β-lactamases (MBL) cause resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to β-lactam antibiotics and are of serious concern because they can inactivate the last-resort carbapenems and because MBL inhibitors of clinical value are still lacking. We have previously identified the original binding mode of a 4-amino-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione compound, IIIA, within the di-zinc active site of the L1 MBL. Here, we present the crystallographic structure of a complex of L1 with the corresponding non-amino compound IIIB...
May 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505370/the-complete-nucleotide-sequence-of-an-incp-2-megaplasmid-unveils-a-mosaic-architecture-comprising-a-putative-novel-blavim-2-harbouring-transposon-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#9
João Botelho, Filipa Grosso, Sandra Quinteira, Aymen Mabrouk, Luísa Peixe
Objectives: In Pseudomonas aeruginosa , bla VIM-2 has been mostly associated with a chromosomal location and rarely with a plasmid backbone. Until now, only three complete bla VIM-2 -carrying plasmid sequences have been described in this species. Here we explore the modular structure of pJB37, the first bla VIM-2 -carrying megaplasmid described in P. aeruginosa . Methods: The complete nucleotide sequence of plasmid pJB37 was determined with an Illumina HiSeq, with de novo assembly by SPAdes, annotation by RAST and searching for antimicrobial resistance genes and virulence factors...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502398/correlations-between-individual-susceptibility-to-visually-induced-motion-sickness-and-decaying-time-constant-of-after-nystagmus
#10
Coco C T Guo, Daniel J Z Chen, Isabella Y Wei, Richard H Y So, Raymond T F Cheung
This study examines the correlations between optokinetic after-nystagmus (OKAN) parameters and individual susceptibility to visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). Twenty-seven participants were exposed to vertical black-and-white stripes drifting along the yaw axis at 60° per second for 30 min to collect individual VIMS data (Phase 1). Two weeks after the exposure, OKANs were measured (Phase 2). 19 out of 27 participants (i.e., 70%) exhibited consistent OKAN patterns. Significant correlations between the time constants of OKAN and levels of VIMS experienced by the same viewers were found...
September 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498803/differentially-expressed-proteins-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-identified-with-a-nanobody-based-anti-proteome-approach-and-confirmed-by-oncofinder-as-possible-tumor-class-predictive-biomarker-candidates
#11
Ivana Jovčevska, Neja Zupanec, Žiga Urlep, Andrej Vranič, Boštjan Matos, Clara Limbaeck Stokin, Serge Muyldermans, Michael P Myers, Anton A Buzdin, Ivan Petrov, Radovan Komel
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most frequent primary malignancy of the central nervous system. Despite remarkable progress towards an understanding of tumor biology, there is no efficient treatment and patient outcome remains poor. Here, we present a unique anti-proteomic approach for selection of nanobodies specific for overexpressed glioblastoma proteins. A phage-displayed nanobody library was enriched in protein extracts from NCH644 and NCH421K glioblastoma cell lines. Differential ELISA screenings revealed seven nanobodies that target the following antigens: the ACTB/NUCL complex, VIM, NAP1L1, TUFM, DPYSL2, CRMP1, and ALYREF...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498335/the-selective-centrifugation-ensures-a-better-in-vitro-isolation-of-ascs-and-restores-a-soft-tissue-regeneration-in-vivo
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Francesco De Francesco, Antonio Guastafierro, Gianfranco Nicoletti, Sergio Razzano, Michele Riccio, Giuseppe A Ferraro
Autologous fat grafting procedures in plastic surgery have been extensively used to reinforce soft tissue in congenital or acquired tissue impairments. With this background, the aim of this study is firstly to examine the impact of a selective centrifugation on existing adipose stem cells (ASCs) in terms of stemness profile maintenance and, secondly, to investigate the effect of restoring volume in reconstruction on patients affected by soft tissue damage. After centrifugation, the fat graft products were separated into two layers and subsequently examined in vitro for the expression of CD34, CD90, CD117, CD105, CD29, CD31, CD44, CD73, CD133, CD14 and CD45 markers by flow cytometry and gene expression analyses were performed for Sox2, WNT3A, END, CD44, FUT4, COLL1, CTNNB1, hbEGF, KRTLG, MMP2 and VIM genes...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496332/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-correlates-with-gefitinib-resistance-in-nsclc-cells-and-the-liver-x-receptor-ligand-gw3965-reverses-gefitinib-resistance-through-inhibition-of-vimentin
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Yong Hu, Jialan Zang, Xiaobing Qin, Dali Yan, Haixia Cao, Leilei Zhou, Jie Ni, Shaorong Yu, Jianzhong Wu, Ji-Feng Feng
The role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in cancer drug resistance is increasingly acknowledged. We examined whether epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition affects gefitinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Cell viability was detected by CCK-8 assay, VIM expression levels were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Western blot and immunocytochemistry were performed to determine the protein expression level of vimentin. We observed morphologic differences between gefitinib-sensitive and -insensitive cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486840/molecular-characterization-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-yields-increasing-rates-of-ndm-1-carbapenemases-and-colistin-resistance-in-an-oxa-48-endemic-area
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Zeynep Cizmeci, Elif Aktas, Baris Otlu, Ozlem Acikgoz, Seyhan Ordekci
We aimed to characterize carbapenem-resistant isolates in a tertiary hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, high-prevelance area for OXA-48 producers. About 76 Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates were included. Carbapenemase production was detected by Carbapenem Inactivation Method and carbapenemase genes were investigated by PCR. The clonal relationships were evaluated by AP-PCR. Nineteen Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates were colistin resistant. About 75 isolates yielded carbapenemase by CIM. 52 OXA-48, 17 NDM-1 and 2 VIM-5 carbapenemase genes were detected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485708/molecular-study-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-resistant-to-carbapenems-and-determining-their-clonal-relationship-using-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis
#15
Fereshteh Shahcheraghi, Mohammad Mehdi Aslani, Hassan Mahmoudi, Zahra Karimitabar, Hamid Solgi, Abbas Bahador, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani
PURPOSE: Enterobacteriaceae is a large family of Gram-negative bacteria that are considered as normal gut flora. They are the most common human pathogens. The main objective of this study was to investigate the carbapenemase genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenem antibiotics and determine their clonal relationship using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). METHODOLOGY: In the present study, bacteria were isolated and identified via conventional biochemical tests and API 20NE...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482143/discovery-of-1-hydroxypyridine-2-1h-thione-6-carboxylic-acid-as-a-first-in-class-low-cytotoxic-nanomolar-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor
#16
Woo Shik Shin, Alexander Bergstrom, Robert A Bonomo, Michael W Crowder, Ramaiah Muthyala, Yuk Yin Sham
VIM-2 is one of the most common carbapenem-hydrolyzing metallo β-lactamases (MBL) found in many drug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial strains. Currently, there is a lack of effective lead compounds with optimal therapeutic potential within our drug development pipeline. Here we report the discovery of 1-hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-thione-6-carboxylic acid (3) as a first-in-class metallo β-lactamase inhibitor (MBLi) with a potent inhibition Ki of 13 nm against VIM-2 that corresponds to a remarkable 0.99 ligand efficiency...
May 8, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476242/evaluation-of-the-carbapenem-inactivation-method-cim-for-detecting-carbapenemase-activity-in-enterobacteria
#17
A Aguirre-Quiñonero, M E Cano, D Gamal, J Calvo, L Martínez-Martínez
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the CIM test in the detection of carbapenemase activity in 124 strains of Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS: A panel of 124 previously characterized Enterobacteriaceae was tested: 77 strains producing the following carbapenemase families: KPC (n = 14), GES (n = 22), NDM (n = 19), VIM (n = 4), IMP (n = 4) and OXA-48 (n = 14) and 47 non-carbapenemase producers. For the CIM method, an active susceptibility meropenem disc was exposed to a bacterial suspension of a test strain; when a carbapenemase is produced, the antibiotic is inactivated allowing uninhibited growth of an indicator strain after overnight incubation...
March 16, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471475/differential-expression-of-aquaporin-3-and-aquaporin-5-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
Inês Direito, Jorge Paulino, Emanuel Vigia, Maria Alexandra Brito, Graça Soveral
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Aquaporin-5 (AQP5) and -3 (AQP3) are protein channels that showed to be up-regulated in a variety of tumors. Our goal was to investigate the expression pattern of AQP5 and AQP3 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA) and correlate with cell proliferation, tumor stage and progression, and clinical significance. METHODS: 35 PDA samples in different stages of differentiation and locations were analyzed by immunohistochemistry for expression of AQP5, AQP3 and several markers of cell proliferation and tumorigenesis...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470337/synergistic-activity-of-synthetic-n-terminal-peptide-of-human-lactoferrin-in-combination-with-various-antibiotics-against-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains
#19
P Morici, W Florio, C Rizzato, E Ghelardi, A Tavanti, G M Rossolini, A Lupetti
The spread of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae strains producing carbapenemases points to a pressing need for new antibacterial agents. To this end, the in-vitro antibacterial activity of a synthetic N-terminal peptide of human lactoferrin, further referred to as hLF1-11, was evaluated against K. pneumoniae strains harboring different carbapenemase genes (i.e. OXA-48, KPC-2, KPC-3, VIM-1), with different susceptibility to colistin and other antibiotics, alone or in combination with conventional antibiotics (gentamicin, tigecycline, rifampicin, clindamycin, and clarithromycin)...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470248/crystallographic-analyses-of-isoquinoline-complexes-reveal-a-new-mode-of-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibition
#20
Guo-Bo Li, Jürgen Brem, Robert Lesniak, Martine I Abboud, Christopher T Lohans, Ian J Clifton, Sheng-Yong Yang, Juan-Carlos Jiménez-Castellanos, Matthew B Avison, James Spencer, Michael A McDonough, Christopher J Schofield
Crystallographic analyses of the VIM-5 metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) with isoquinoline inhibitors reveal non zinc ion binding modes. Comparison with other MBL-inhibitor structures directed addition of a zinc-binding thiol enabling identification of potent B1 MBL inhibitors. The inhibitors potentiate meropenem activity against clinical isolates harboring MBLs.
May 4, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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