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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351278/analysis-of-the-tonsillar-microbiome-in-young-adults-with-sore-throat-reveals-a-high-relative-abundance-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-with-low-diversity
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T Prescott Atkinson, Robert M Centor, Li Xiao, Fuchenchu Wang, Xiangqin Cui, William Van Der Pol, Casey D Morrow, Amy E Ratliff, Donna M Crabb, Arthur H Totten, Carlos A Estrada, Michael B Faircloth, Ken B Waites
Fusobacterium necrophorum (Fn), a gram-negative anaerobe, is increasingly implicated as an etiologic agent in older adolescents and young adults with sore throat. Inadequately treated Fn pharyngitis may result in suppurative complications such as peritonsillar abscess and Lemierre's syndrome. Data from the literature suggest that the incidence of life-threating complications in these age groups from Fn pharyngitis (Lemierre's syndrome) in the United States exceeds those associated with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis (acute rheumatic fever)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350751/review-of-the-comparative-susceptibility-of-microbial-species-to-photoinactivation-using-380-480%C3%A2-nm-violet-blue-light
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Rachael M Tomb, Tracy A White, John E Coia, John G Anderson, Scott J MacGregor, Michelle Maclean
Antimicrobial violet-blue light is an emerging technology designed for enhanced clinical decontamination and treatment applications, due to its safety, efficacy and ease of use. This systematised review was designed to compile the current knowledge on the antimicrobial efficacy of 380-480 nm light on a range of healthcare and food related pathogens including vegetative bacteria, bacterial endospores, fungi and viruses. Data was compiled from 79 studies, with the majority focussing on wavelengths in the region of 405 nm...
January 19, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350524/development-of-a-multiplexed-microsphere-pcr-for-rapid-culture-free-detection-and-gram-typing-of-bacteria-in-human-blood-samples
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Fang Liang, Daniel J Browne, Megan J Gray, Kate H Gartlan, David D Smith, Ross Barnard, Geoff R Hill, Simon Robert Corrie, Kate Markey
Blood stream infection is a significant clinical problem, particularly in vulnerable patient groups such as those undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. Clinical diagnostics for suspected blood stream infection remain centered around blood culture (highly variable timing, hours to days), and empiric use of broad-spectrum antibiotics is often employed for patients presenting with febrile neutropenia. Gram-typing provides the first opportunity to target therapy (e.g. combinations containing vancomycin or teicoplanin for Gram-positives; piperacillin-tazobactam or a carbapenem for Gram-negatives), however current approaches require blood culture...
January 19, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350245/chitinophaga-caseinilytica-sp-nov-a-casein-hydrolysing-bacterium-isolated-from-forest-soil
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Ram Hari Dahal, Jaisoo Kim
A novel casein hydrolysing bacterium designated strain S-52T was isolated from Kyonggi University forest soil. Cells were strictly aerobic, Gram stain-negative, oxidase- and catalase- positive, non-motile, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped, and golden-yellow-pigmented. Strain S-52T hydrolysed casein. It was able to grow at 20-37 °C (optimum 25-32 °C), pH 6.5-11.0 (optimum 7-9.5), and at 3% (w/v) NaCl concentration. Strain exhibits flexirubin-type pigments. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain S-52T formed a lineage within the genus Chitinophaga that was distinct from other species of the genus...
January 19, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350201/moth-eye-mimetic-cytocompatible-bactericidal-nanotopography-a-convergent-design
#5
Felipe Viela, Iván Navarro-Baena, Jaime J Hernández, Manuel R Osorio, Isabel Rodriguez
The rapid emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria has prompted the need for radically different approaches to combat bacterial infections. Among these, bioinspired surface topographies have emerged as an effective sustainable strategy to deter bacterial infection. This study demonstrates the bactericidal activity and cytocompatibility of the moth eye mimetic topography produced by thermal polymer nanoimprinting. The moth eye topography was found to have bactericidal capabilities against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria...
January 19, 2018: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349942/ancient-soil-transmitted-parasite-eggs-detected-from-the-sixth-century-three-kingdom-period-silla-tomb
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Min Seo, Chang Seok Oh, Jong Ha Hong, Jong Yil Chai, Jin Og Ju, Dong Hoon Shin
The parasitic infection patterns of the Joseon period have begun to be revealed in a series of paleoparasitological studies. However, parasitism prevailing during or before the Three Kingdom period is still relatively unexplored. In the present study, we therefore conducted parasitological examinations of soil and organic-material sediments precipitated upon human hipbone and sacrum discovered inside an ancient Mokgwakmyo tomb dating to the Silla Dynasty (57 BCE-660 CE). Within the samples, we discovered ancient Ascaris lumbricoides (eggs per gram [EPG], 46...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349932/isolation-and-characterization-of-lectin-with-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-antiproliferative-activities-from-acinetobacter-baumannii-of-environmental-origin
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Abdullah A Alyousef, Abdulaziz Alqasim, Mustafa Sawsan Aloahd
AIMS: Lectin is a non-immunogenic glycoprotein, have been extracted majority from the plant source primarily leguminoasea. Its ability to precisely recognize and bind to the complex cell bound structure to enable it playing diverse roles. In this study, we obligate to define new sources of lectins since the production of lectins is very expensive. Therefore, we performed a study with the goal to isolate and characterize lectin from bacteria of plant origin and screen its ability as an antibacterial, antibiofilm and antiproliferative agent...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349568/class-iii-bacteriocin-helveticin-m-causes-sublethal-damage-on-target-cells-through-impairment-of-cell-wall-and-membrane
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Zhilan Sun, Xiaomeng Wang, Xinxiao Zhang, Haihong Wu, Ye Zou, Pengpeng Li, Chong Sun, Weimin Xu, Fang Liu, Daoying Wang
Helveticin-M, a novel Class III bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus crispatus exhibited an antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, S. saprophyticus, and Enterobacter cloacae. To understand how Helveticin-M injured target cells, Helveticin-M was cloned and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli. Subsequently, the cell wall organization and cell membrane integrity of target cells were determined. The mechanism of cellular damage differed according to bacterial species. Based on morphology analysis, Helveticin-M disrupted the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria and disorganized the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, therefore, altering surface structure...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349491/formulation-and-stabilization-of-an-arthrobacter-strain-with-good-storage-stability-and-4-chlorophenol-degradation-activity-for-bioremediation
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Joakim Bjerketorp, Wilfred F M Röling, Xin-Mei Feng, Armando Hernández Garcia, Hermann J Heipieper, Sebastian Håkansson
Chlorophenols are widespread and of environmental concern due to their toxic and carcinogenic properties. Development of less costly and less technically challenging remediation methods are needed; therefore, we developed a formulation based on micronized vermiculite that, when air-dried, resulted in a granular product containing the 4-chlorophenol (4-CP)-degrading Gram-positive bacterium Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6. This formulation and stabilization method yielded survival rates of about 60% that remained stable in storage for at least 3 months at 4 °C...
January 18, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349105/draft-genome-sequence-of-brevibacterium-epidermidis-ez-k02-isolated-from-nitrocellulose-contaminated-wastewater-environments
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Elvira E Ziganshina, Waleed S Mohammed, Swapnil P Doijad, Elena I Shagimardanova, Natalia E Gogoleva, Ayrat M Ziganshin
Brevibacterium spp. are aerobic, nonbranched, asporogenous, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria which may exhibit a rod-coccus cycle when cells get older and can be found in various environments. ​Several Brevibacterium species have industrial importance and are capable of biotransformation of various contaminants. Here we describe the draft genome sequence of Brevibacterium epidermidis EZ-K02 isolated from nitrocellulose-contaminated wastewater environments. The genome comprises 3,885,924 bp, with a G + C content of 64...
April 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348804/lysine-analogue-of-polymyxin-b-as-a-significant-opportunity-for-photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy
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Florent Le Guern, Tan-Sothea Ouk, Catherine Ouk, Regis Vanderesse, Yves Champavier, Emilie Pinault, Vincent Sol
In order to highlight the potential of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy in case of infections by antibiotic resistant-strains, a new antimicrobial peptide conjugate has been synthesized, consisting of a derivative of polymyxin B and a cationic porphyrin covalently attached together to a spacer. A polymyxin-derived moiety was subjected to a primary structural modification in the replacement of four diaminobutyrate residues with lysine ones. This modification was done in order to strongly reduce bactericidal activity, with the aim to eliminate the potential rise of polymyxin-resistant strains...
January 11, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348524/linearmycins-are-lytic-membrane-targeting-antibiotics
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Reed M Stubbendieck, Dakota J Brock, Jean-Philippe Pellois, Jason J Gill, Paul D Straight
The linearmycin family of polyketides was originally classified as antifungal metabolites. However, in addition to antifungal activity, we previously found that linearmycins cause cellular lysis and colony degradation of the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. We recently showed that Streptomyces sp. strain Mg1 incorporates linearmycins into extracellular vesicles, which are capable of lysing B. subtilis. However, the mechanism of linearmycin-induced lysis was hitherto unexplored. Therefore, we sought to determine how linearmycin-laden vesicles cause lysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348522/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimicrobial-activity-of-ts2037-a-novel-aminoglycoside-antibiotic
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Yoko Hirai, Kazunori Maebashi, Hideki Fushimi, Yukiko Hiraiwa, Shoichi Murakami, Takayuki Usui, Yoshihisa Akiyama, Nobuto Minowa, Daishiro Ikeda
To overcome serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, we synthesized TS2037, 5,4″-diepi-arbekacin, a novel aminoglycoside antibiotic, and evaluated its biological properties. TS2037 showed broad-range, as well as robust antibacterial activities against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The MIC50 and MIC90 of TS2037 against clinical isolates of MRSA (n = 54) were both 0.25 µg/mL, and no resistant strain was observed. The MIC50 and MIC90 of TS2037 against clinical isolates of P...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348102/phytochemical-screening-and-antibacterial-activity-of-cyclamen-persicum-mill-tuber-extracts
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Raed Alkowni, Shehdeh Jodeh, Fatima Hussein, Nidal Jaradat
The emerging drug resistance bacteria increased the demand on the discovery of antibiotics from natural sources. This research was aimed to study the antibacterial reactivity; as well as the phytochemicals, of the wild type of Cyclamen persicum, using nine different extraction methods where four solvents (Methanol, Ethanol, Hexane; and Water) were involved with varied extraction periods ranged from 2 up to 10 hours. The antibacterial activity of crude methanol extract (CME) was found as the best method of extraction, with particular emphasis on the method with prolonged extraction time of (10 hrs)...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346824/antimicrobial-chemotherapy-has-a-linear-relationship-to-the-proportion-of-gram-negative-isolates-from-pediatric-burn-wounds
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Alexa Welk, Myriam Herrnberger, Veronika Engel, Martin Dennebaum, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski, Stephan Gehring
Wound infection in burns is a relevant cause of morbidity and mortality in children. We aimed to determine the relationship between antibacterial chemotherapy and Gram-negative burn wound colonization and infection. All children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for burn trauma from June 1, 2005 to January 31, 2013 were included. We obtained 141 wound samples, of which 88 (65.7%) showed growth of Gram-positive bacteria. Treatment with antimicrobial chemotherapy was necessary in 23 (31.1%) patients...
January 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346119/the-role-of-tedizolid-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Emilio Bouza, Patricia Muñoz, Almudena Burillo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tedizolid is a second-generation oxazolidinone with activity against Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA isolates resistant to linezolid. Pivotal clinical trials showed that tedizolid at 200 mg once-daily for 6 days is not inferior to linezolid 600 mg twice daily for 10 days in patients with SSTI. The comparison of adverse events is favorable to tedizolid under the circumstances of the clinical trials. This is a review of recent literature on tedizolid, its use in special populations and potential adverse effects...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345902/flexible-amoxicillin-grafted-bacterial-cellulose-sponges-for-wound-dressing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Shan Ye, Lei Jiang, Jimin Wu, Chen Su, Chaobo Huang, Xiufeng Liu, Wei Shao
In this study, we report the design and fabrication of a novel biocompatible sponge with excellent antibacterial property, making it a promising material for wound dressings. The sponge is formed by grafting amoxicillin onto regenerated bacterial cellulose (RBC). It was observed that the grafted RBC could enhance the antibacterial activity against fungus, Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The morphology of strains treated with the grafted RBC and fluorescent stain results further demonstrated the antibacterial ability of the fabricated sponge...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345850/effects-of-glutaraldehyde-didecyldimethylammonium-bromide-combined-disinfectant-on-the-cell-surface-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
Wenshu Lin, Jialin Yi, Yuelin Zhang, Zhirui Deng, Qin Chen, Bing Niu
AIMS: The effects of a new glutaraldehyde-didecyldimethylammonium bromide combination disinfectant (GD) on the cell surface of Staphylococcus aureus, a representative Gram-positive bacterium, were investigated in this study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Results of bacterial surface structural analysis showed that GD significantly changed the bacterial morphology. The membrane fluidity decreased and outer membrane permeabilization increased after contact with GD. Furthermore, the integrity of the cytoplasmic membrane was destroyed by over 99% after exposure to GD for a short time...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345344/differential-outcomes-of-tlr2-engagement-in-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
#19
Monica Cappelletti, Matthew J Lawson, Calvin C Chan, Adrienne N Wilburn, Senad Divanovic
Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality worldwide. Infection and inflammation are considered main causes of PTB. Among multiple pathogens, Gram-positive bacteria are commonly linked with induction of PTB. Although activation of innate immune responses, via TLR2 engagement, by Gram-positive bacteria is a likely cause, whether induction of PTB depends on the potency of specific microbial components to induce Toll-like receptor (TLR)2-driven inflammation has not been elucidated. Here, we show that TLR2 activation by synthetic lipopeptides, Pam2Cys, and Pam3Cys specifically, variably influenced inflammation and subsequent induction of PTB...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344177/characteristics-of-nosocomial-infection-and-its-effects-on-the-survival-of-chemotherapy-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lili Wang, Yan Li, Xia Zhang, Hongxia Li
The present study was planned to investigate the characteristics of nosocomial infection and its effects on the survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Retrospective analysis was performed for the 169 chemotherapy patients with NSCLC and nosocomial infection during hospitalization in Binzhou City Central Hospital from March, 2013 to January, 2015. In addition, 170 patients without nosocomial infection were also involved as a control group. The distribution of major drug resistance of Gram-negative (G-) and Gram-positive (G+) were analyzed...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
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