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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091716/rapid-concentration-detection-and-differentiation-of-bacteria-in-skimmed-milk-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-mapping-on-4-mercaptophenylboronic-acid-functionalized-silver-dendrites
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Panxue Wang, Shintaro Pang, Brooke Pearson, Yayoi Chujo, Lynne McLandsborough, Mingtao Fan, Lili He
A novel method was developed to rapidly concentrate, detect, and differentiate bacteria in skimmed milk using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) mapping on 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid (4-MPBA) functionalized silver (Ag) dendrites. The 4-MPBA functionalized Ag dendritic SERS substrate was used to capture the bacterial cells and enhance the bacterial signal. Salmonella, a significantly important food pathogen, was used as the representative strain to optimize and evaluate the developed method. The capture efficiency for Salmonella enterica subsp enterica BAA1045 (SE1045) was 84...
January 14, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090811/antibacterial-combination-therapy-using-co-3-cu-2-zn-2-and-pd-2-complexes-their-calf-thymus-dna-binding-studies
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Fatemeh Khosravi, Hassan Mansouri-Torshizi
Four Co(III)-, Cu(II)-, Zn(II)- and Pd(II)- based potent antibacterial complexes of formula K3[Co(ox)3].3H2O (I), [Cu(bpy)2Cl]Cl.5H2O (II), [Zn(bpy)3]Cl2 (III) and [Pd(bpy)2](NO3)2 (IV) (where ox is oxalate and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized. They were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, UV-Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectra. These metal complexes were ordered in three combination series of I+II, I+II+III and I+II+III+IV. Antibacterial activity was tested for each of these four metal complexes and their combinations against gram positive and gram negative bacteria...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090771/differential-adhesive-bioactive-properties-of-polymeric-surface-coated-with-graphene-oxide-thin-film
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Sudhin Thampi, A Maya Nandkumar, Vignesh Muthuvijayan, Ramesh Parameswaran
Surface engineering of implantable devices involving polymeric biomaterials has become an essential aspect for medical implants. Surface enhancement technique can provide an array of unique surface properties that improves its biocompatibility and functionality as an implant. Polyurethane based implants that have found extensively acclaimed usage as an implant in biomedical applications, especially in the area of cardiovascular devices still lacks any mechanism to ward off bacterial or platelet adhesion. To bring out such a defense mechanism we are proposing a surface modification technique...
January 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090277/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-substances-isolated-from-wild-berry-associated-bacteria
#4
Suha M Abudoleh, Adel M Mahasneh
BACKGROUND: Quorum Sensing (QS) is a mechanism used by bacteria to determine their physiological activities and coordinate gene expression based on cell to cell signaling. Many bacterial physiological functions are under the regulation of quorum sensing such as virulence, luminescence, motility, sporulation and biofilm formation. The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize Quorum Sensing Inhibitory (QSI) substances from epiphytic bacteria residing on wild berries surfaces...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089736/antibacterial-activity-of-limonium-brasiliense-baicuru-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-using-a-statistical-mixture-design
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Andressa Blainski, Barbara Gionco, Admilton G Oliveira, Galdino Andrade, Ieda S Scarminio, Denise B Silva, Norberto P Lopes, João C P Mello
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Limonium brasiliense (Boiss.) Kuntze (Plumbaginaceae) is commonly known as "baicuru" or "guaicuru" and preparations of its dried rhizomes have been populary used in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorder, and as an antiseptic in genito-urinary infections. This study evaluated the potential antibacterial activity of rhizome extracts against multidrug-resistant bacterial strains using statistical mixture design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The statistical design of four components (water, methanol, acetone and ethanol) produced 15 different extracts and also a confirmatory experiment, which was performed using water:acetone (3:7, v/v)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089733/antimicrobial-peptide-gene-cecropin-2-and-defensin-respond-to-peptidoglycan-infection-in-the-female-adult-of-oriental-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis-hendel
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Shi-Huo Liu, Dong Wei, Guo-Rui Yuan, Hong-Bo Jiang, Wei Dou, Jin-Jun Wang
Cecropins and defensins are important antimicrobial peptides in insects and are inducible after injection of immune triggers. In this study, we cloned the cDNAs of two antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), cecropin-2 (BdCec-2) and defensin (BdDef) from Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), a serious pest causing great economic losses to fruits and vegetables. The BdCec-2 sequence of 192bp encodes a protein of 63 amino acids residues with a predicted molecular weight of 6.78 kD. The 282bp cDNA of BdDef encodes a protein of 93 residues with a predicted molecular weight of 9...
January 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088889/-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Bálint Velkey, Eszter Vitális, Zsuzsanna Vitális
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis occurs most commonly in cirrhotic patients with ascites. Pathogens get into the circulation by intestinal translocation and colonize in peritoneal fluid. Diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is based on elevated polymorphonuclear leukocyte count in the ascites (>0,25 G/L). Ascites culture is often negative but aids to get information about antibiotic sensitivity in positive cases. Treatment in stable patient can be intravenous then orally administrated ciprofloxacin or amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, while in severe cases intravenous III...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088196/the-antibacterial-activity-and-mechanism-of-ginkgolic-acid-c15-1
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Zhebin Hua, Caie Wu, Gongjian Fan, Zhenxing Tang, Fuliang Cao
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the antibacterial activity and underlying mechanisms of ginkgolic acid (GA) C15:1 monomer using green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled bacteria strains. RESULTS: GA presented significant antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria but generally did not affect the growth of Gram-negative bacteria. The studies of the antibacterial mechanism indicated that large amounts of GA (C15:1) could penetrate GFP-labeled Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in a short period of time, and as a result, led to the quenching of GFP in bacteria...
January 14, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088018/antibacterial-serine-protease-from-wrightia-tinctoria-purification-and-characterization
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Sakthivel Muthu, Venkatesh Babu Gopal, Selvakumar Soundararajan, Karthikeyan Nattarayan, Karthik S Narayan, Mythileeswari Lakshmikanthan, Sathuvan Malairaj, Palani Perumal
A serine protease was purified from the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria by sequential flow through method comprising screening, optimization, ammonium sulfate precipitation, gel filtration and ion exchange column chromatography. The yield and purification fold obtained were 11.58% and 9.56 respectively. A single band of serine protease was visualized on SDS-PAGE and 2-D gel electrophoretic analyses were revealed with the molecular mass of 38.5 kDa. Serine protease had an optimum pH of 8.0 and was stable at 45°C with high relative protease activity...
January 3, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087277/identification-of-ubact-a-ubiquitin-like-protein-along-with-other-homologous-components-of-a-conjugation-system-and-the-proteasome-in-different-gram-negative-bacteria
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Gilad Lehmann, Ronald G Udasin, Ido Livneh, Aaron Ciechanover
Systems analogous to the eukaryotic ubiquitin-proteasome system have been previously identified in Archaea, and Actinobacteria (gram-positive), but not in gram-negative bacteria. Here, we report the bioinformatic identification of a novel prokaryotic ubiquitin-like protein, which we name UBact. The phyletic distribution of UBact covers at least five gram-negative bacterial phyla, including Nitrospirae, Armatimonadetes, Verrucomicroba, Nitrospinae, and Planctomycetes. Additionally, it was identified in seven candidate (uncultured) phyla and one Archaeon...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087253/what-is-an-ideal-antibiotic-discovery-challenges-and-path-forward
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Sheo B Singh, Katherine Young, Lynn L Silver
An ideal antibiotic is an antibacterial agent that kills or inhibits the growth of all harmful bacteria in a host, regardless of site of infection without affecting beneficial gut microbes (gut flora) or causing undue toxicity to the host. Sadly, no such antibiotics exist. What exists are many effective Gram-positive antibacterial agents as well as broad-spectrum agents that provide treatment of certain Gram-negative bacteria but not holistic treatment of all bacteria. However effectiveness of all antibacterial agents is being rapidly eroded due to resistance...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081483/enhanced-visible-light-driven-photocatalytic-bacteria-disinfection-by-g-c3n4-agbr
#12
Jun Deng, Jialiang Liang, Mian Li, Meiping Tong
g-C3N4-AgBr was synthesized by depositing AgBr nanoparticles onto g-C3N4. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS) and Photoluminescence (PL) spectra were employed to characterize the as-synthesized photocatalysts. The disinfection activities towards representative Gram-negative strain E. coli and Gram-positive strain S. aureus were examined under visible light irradiation...
January 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079697/infectious-loss-of-tissue-expanders-in-breast-reconstruction-are-we-treating-the-right-organisms
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Gabriel M Klein, Brett T Phillips, Alexander B Dagum, Duc T Bui, Sami U Khan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative infections following tissue expander-based breast reconstruction represent a significant threat to the reconstructive process. Studies have found the incidence to be as high as 29%. There has been abundant research into the risk factors associated with these infections, although very few studies have focused on the causative organisms. The purpose of this study was to investigate the bacterial flora associated with tissue expander infections after breast reconstruction...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078599/besifloxacin-ophthalmic-suspension-0-6-compared-with-gatifloxacin-ophthalmic-solution-0-3-for-the-treatment-of-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-neonates
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Christine M Sanfilippo, Catherine M Allaire, Heleen H DeCory
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6% compared with gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3% in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis in neonates. METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized, double-masked, parallel group study. Subjects ≤31 days of age with severity grade ≥1 (scale 0-3) for both conjunctival discharge and conjunctival hyperemia were randomized to besifloxacin or gatifloxacin instilled three times daily for 7 days, and completed five study visits (three clinic visits and two phone calls)...
January 11, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078083/over-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-2-up-regulates-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-and-decreases-oxidative-injury-in-dairy-goats
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Shoulong Deng, Kun Yu, Wuqi Jiang, Yan Li, Shuotian Wang, Zhuo Deng, Yuchang Yao, Baolu Zhang, Guoshi Liu, Yixun Liu, Zhengxing Lian
BACKGROUND: Mastitis, an infection caused by Gram-positive bacteria, produces udder inflammation and oxidative injury in milk-producing mammals. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is important for host recognition of invading Gram-positive microbes. Over-expression of TLR2 in transgenic dairy goats is a useful model for studying various aspects of infection with Gram-positive bacteria, in vivo. METHODS: We over-expressed TLR2 in transgenic dairy goats. Pam3CSK4, a component of Gram-positive bacteria, triggered the TLR2 signal pathway by stimulating the monocytes-macrophages from the TLR2-positive transgenic goats, and induced over-expression of activator protein-1 (AP-1), phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and inflammation factors downstream of the signal pathway...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077764/antimicrobial-peptide-coatings-for-hydroxyapatite-electrostatic-and-covalent-attachment-of-antimicrobial-peptides-to-surfaces
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Leigh Townsend, Richard L Williams, Olachi Anuforom, Matthew R Berwick, Fenella Halstead, Erik Hughes, Artemis Stamboulis, Beryl Oppenheim, Julie Gough, Liam Grover, Robert A H Scott, Mark Webber, Anna F A Peacock, Antonio Belli, Ann Logan, Felicity de Cogan
The interface between implanted devices and their host tissue is complex and is often optimized for maximal integration and cell adhesion. However, this also gives a surface suitable for bacterial colonization. We have developed a novel method of modifying the surface at the material-tissue interface with an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) coating to allow cell attachment while inhibiting bacterial colonization. The technology reported here is a dual AMP coating. The dual coating consists of AMPs covalently bonded to the hydroxyapatite surface, followed by deposition of electrostatically bound AMPs...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077265/a-smart-aminoglycoside-hydrogel-with-tunable-gel-degradation-on-demand-drug-release-and-high-antibacterial-activity
#17
Jingjing Hu, Yanchun Quan, Yuping Lai, Zhao Zheng, Zhiqi Hu, Xinyu Wang, Tianjiao Dai, Qiang Zhang, Yiyun Cheng
Aminoglycosides are a family of critically important antibiotics for the treatment of serious infections including multidrug-resistant pathogens. However, clinical use of aminoglycoside antibiotics is compromised by bacterial biofilm formation at subinhibitory concentrations or adverse side effects such as ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity at high antibiotic doses. Preparation of aminoglycoside formulation that allows on-demand drug delivery is a solution to this sticky issue. Here, we designed a new type of aminoglycoside hydrogels by cross-linking oxidized polysaccharides such as dextran, carboxymethyl cellulose, alginate, and chondroitin using aminoglycosides as cross-linkers...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076516/septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-clinical-and-laboratory-comparison-of-groups-with-different-etiologies
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Camilo Partezani Helito, Paulo Renan Lima Teixeira, Priscila Rosalba de Oliveira, Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho, Marco Kawamura Demange, Ana Lucia Munhoz Lima
OBJECTIVES: To clinically and epidemiologically characterize a population diagnosed with and treated for septic arthritis of the knee, to evaluate the treatment results and to analyze the differences between patients with positive and negative culture results, patients with Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates and patients with S. aureus- and non-S. aureus-related infections. METHODS: One hundred and five patients with septic knee arthritis were included in this study...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075580/antibacterial-and-cytotoxic-phenolic-metabolites-from-the-fruits-of-amorpha-fruticosa
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Rini Muharini, Adriana Díaz, Weaam Ebrahim, Attila Mándi, Tibor Kurtán, Nidja Rehberg, Rainer Kalscheuer, Rudolf Hartmann, Raha S Orfali, Wenhan Lin, Zhen Liu, Peter Proksch
Fourteen new natural products, namely, 2-[(Z)-styryl]-5-geranylresorcin-1-carboxylic acid (1), amorfrutin D (2), 4-O-demethylamorfrutin D (3), 8-geranyl-3,5,7-trihydroxyflavanone (4), 8-geranyl-5,7,3'-trihydroxy-4'-methoxyisoflavone (5), 6-geranyl-5,7,3'-trihydroxy-4'-methoxyisoflavone (6), 8-geranyl-7,3'-dihydroxy-4'-methoxyisoflavone (7), 3-O-demethyldalbinol (8), 6a,12a-dehydro-3-O-demethylamorphigenin (9), (6aR,12aR,5'R)-amorphigenin (10), amorphispironones B and C (11 and 12), resokaempferol 3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-d-glucopyranoside-7-O-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (13), and daidzein 7-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-d-glucopyranoside (14), together with 40 known compounds, were isolated from the fruits of Amorpha fruticosa...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074531/antibiotic-use-during-infectious-episodes-in-the-first-6-months-of-anticancer-treatment-a-swedish-cohort-study-of-children-aged-7-16-years
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M Af Sandeberg, E Johansson, L Wettergren, O Björk, O Hertting, A Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cancer therapy are at risk for infectious complications that require hospitalization and antimicrobial therapy. Host factors such as age and underlying disease may predict the risk of severe infections in these children. To describe the increased morbidity due to infections in children with cancer, we characterized the antibiotic use during the infectious complications in a national cohort of children 7-16 years of age with cancer. PROCEDURE: Data on infectious complications were prospectively collected from the medical records of all newly diagnosed children with cancer, aged 7-16 years, in Sweden between 2004 and 2006...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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