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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317622/multiple-entry-pathways-within-the-efflux-transporter-acrb-contribute-to-multidrug-recognition
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Martijn Zwama, Seiji Yamasaki, Ryosuke Nakashima, Keisuke Sakurai, Kunihiko Nishino, Akihito Yamaguchi
AcrB is the major multidrug exporter in Escherichia coli. Although several substrate-entrances have been identified, the specificity of these various transport paths remains unclear. Here we present evidence for a substrate channel (channel 3)  from the central cavity of the AcrB trimer, which is connected directly to the deep pocket without first passing the switch-loop and the proximal pocket . Planar aromatic cations, such as ethidium, prefer channel 3 to channels 1 and 2. The efflux through channel 3 increases by targeted mutations and is not in competition with the export of drugs such as minocycline and erythromycin through channels 1 and 2...
January 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316830/use-of-monte-carlo-simulation-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-tigecycline-and-minocycline-for-the-treatment-of-pneumonia-due-to-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#2
Wentao Ni, Guobao Li, Jin Zhao, Junchang Cui, Rui Wang, Zhancheng Gao, Youning Liu
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia caused by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (CP-KP) are increasingly encountered in hospitals worldwide, causing high mortality due to lack of treatment options. The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of tigecycline and minocycline for CP-KP hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) by using Monte Carlo simulation. METHODS: A total of 164 non-duplicated CP-KP strains were collected from sputum or blood in patients with HAP. The MICs for antimicrobials were determined by the agar dilution method...
January 9, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313203/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-ureaplasma-spp-and-mycoplasma-hominis-isolated-from-semen-samples-of-infertile-men-in-shanghai-china-from-2011-to-2016
#3
Y-H Zhou, H-X Ma, Y Yang, W-M Gu
This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance rate of Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis that were isolated from the semen samples of infertile males in Shanghai, China from 2011 to 2016. A total of 5016 infertile males and 412 healthy male controls were examined. The cultivation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Ureaplasma spp. and M. hominis were assessed by using a Mycoplasma IST kit that was performed in parallel to selective solid agar cultivation...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302147/current-trends-of-drug-resistance-patterns-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-blood-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-patients
#4
Suhail Ahmed Almani, Ali Naseer, Sanjay Kumar Maheshwari, Pir Maroof, Raza Naseer, Haji Khan Khoharo
Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the current trends of drug resistance patterns of Acinetobacter baumannii infection in blood transfusion-dependent thalassemia patients. Study Design: This study was a cross sectional study, conducted at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro/Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan from October 2014 to January 2016. Subjects and Methods: Of 921 blood samples, A. baumannii strains were isolated from 100 blood samples...
October 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300732/combinations-of-registered-drugs-reduce-treatment-times-required-to-deplete-wolbachia-in-the-litomosoides-sigmodontis-mouse-model
#5
Sabine Specht, Kenneth M Pfarr, Sandra Arriens, Marc P Hübner, Ute Klarmann-Schulz, Marianne Koschel, Sonja Sternberg, Coralie Martin, Louise Ford, Mark J Taylor, Achim Hoerauf
Filarial parasites can be targeted by antibiotic treatment due to their unique endosymbiotic relationship with Wolbachia bacteria. This finding has led to successful treatment strategies in both, human onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. A 4-6 week treatment course using doxycycline results in long-term sterility and safe macrofilaricidal activity in humans. However, current treatment times and doxycycline contraindications in children and pregnant women preclude widespread administration of doxycycline in public health control programs; therefore, the search for shorter anti-wolbachial regimens is a focus of ongoing research...
January 4, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296615/minocycline-protects-against-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-via-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-inhibition
#6
Ananth K Vellimana, Meng-Liang Zhou, Itender Singh, Diane J Aum, James W Nelson, Glenn R Harris, Umeshkumar Athiraman, Byung H Han, Gregory J Zipfel
Objective: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is an independent risk factor for poor outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and is multifactorial in etiology. While prior studies have suggested a role for matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in early brain injury after SAH, its contribution to the pathophysiology of DCI is unclear. Methods: In the first experiment, wild-type (WT) and MMP-9-/- mice were subjected to sham or endovascular perforation SAH surgery...
December 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287748/drug-associated-hyperpigmentation-of-the-oral-mucosa-report-of-four-cases
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REVIEW
Konstantinos I Tosios, Eleni-Marina Kalogirou, Alexandra Sklavounou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe 4 patients with oral mucosa hyperpigmentation associated with 4 drug classes and to review the relevant literature. STUDY DESIGN: Two patients under imatinib and hydroxychloroquine treatment exhibited diffuse palatal hyperpigmentation and 2 patients treated with minocycline and golimumab showed multifocal pigmented macules. In all cases, biopsy was performed. RESULTS: Microscopically, in all cases, there was no increase in the number of melanocytes in the epithelium, and pigment granules were present in the lamina propria...
November 3, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284440/synergistic-inhibition-of-tumor-growth-by-combination-treatment-with-drugs-against-different-subpopulations-of-glioblastoma-cells
#8
Chia-Hsin Chang, Wei-Ting Liu, Hui-Chi Hung, Chia-Yu Gean, Hong-Ming Tsai, Chun-Lin Su, Po-Wu Gean
BACKGROUND: Glioma stem cells (GSCs) contribute to tumor recurrence and drug resistance. This study characterizes the tumorigenesis of CD133+ cells and their sensitivity to pharmacological inhibition. METHODS: GSCs from human U87 and rat C6 glioblastoma cell lines were isolated via magnetic cell sorting using CD133 as a cancer stem cell marker. Cell proliferation was determined using the WST-1 assay. An intracranial mouse model and bioluminescence imaging were used to assess the effects of drugs on tumor growth in vivo...
December 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282191/persisting-ulcerating-lesions-after-cyclosporine-therapy-for-erosions-found-in-flexural-sites
#9
Mina Amin, Shannon Famenini, Jashin J Wu
In February 2012, a patient with a 15-year history of painful, pruritic eruptions presented with a severe exacerbation that had lasted for the previous week. The patient also reported severe headaches, a fever of 38.9°C (102.1°F), a cough, and diarrhea, which had now resolved. Physical examination showed erythematous macerated patches with erosions in the left submammary region, bilateral axillae, and vaginal area (Figure 1), and greasy scale covering the scalp. Despite lessening of the lesions in the submammary region and abdomen with the administration of minocycline 100 mg twice per day and cyclosporine 100 mg three times per day, the patient continued to complain of persistent painful ulcerations in the labia majora and perianal area (Figure 2)...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275640/lost-in-translation-a-critical-look-at-the-role-that-animal-models-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-play-in-current-drug-discovery-strategies
#10
Kurt Leroy Hoffman, Hugo Cano-Ramírez
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe neuropsychiatric illness estimated to affect between 1-3% of the population. In today's literature, there are a number well-validated and convincing animal models of OCD described. Areas covered: Herein, the authors look at the role that animal models of OCD (including transgenic models, deer mouse stereotypy, quinpirole sensitization, post-training signal attenuation, and mouse marble burying) have played in determining the current directions of OCD drug discovery...
December 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261121/six-year-retrospective-review-of-hospital-data-on-antimicrobial-resistance-profile-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-skin-infections-from-a-single-institution-in-greece
#11
Christina Stefanaki, Alexandra Ieronymaki, Theoni Matoula, Chrysseis Caroni, Evaggelia Polythodoraki, Stella-Eugenia Chryssou, George Kontochristopoulos, Christina Antoniou
Objective: To determine the prevalence of resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolated from Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) to various antibiotics. Material and Methods: All culture-positive results for S. aureus from swabs taken from patients presenting at one Greek hospital with a skin infection between the years 2010-2015 were examined retrospectively. Bacterial cultures, identification of S. aureus and antimicrobial susceptibility testing were performed using the disk diffusion method according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines and European Committee on Antimicrobial testing (EUCAST) breakpoints...
December 20, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246652/the-effect-of-minocycline-on-indolamine-2-3-dioxygenase-expression-and-the-levels-of-kynurenic-acid-and-quinolinic-acid-in-lps-activated-primary-rat-microglia
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Zahra Bahrami, Masoumeh Firouzi, Afrouzeh Hashemi-Monfared, Hamid Zahednasab, Mohammad Hossein Harirchian
Microglia are one of the most important neural cells in the central nervous system (CNS) which account for 10-15% of all cells found in the brain. A vast majority of studies indicate that microglia play a pivotal role in protection and damage of the CNS. It has been shown that microglia are mainly scavenger cells but also produce a barrage of factors that are involved in tissue repair and neural regeneration. Several lines of evidence indicate that unregulated activation of microglia in response to either endogenous or exogenous insults results in the production of toxic factors that propagate neuronal injury...
December 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244131/reporting-antimicrobial-susceptibilities-and-resistance-phenotypes-in-acinetobacter-spp-a-nationwide-proficiency-study
#13
Felipe Fernández-Cuenca, María Tomás, Francisco-Javier Caballero-Moyano, Germán Bou, Álvaro Pascual
Objectives: To evaluate the proficiency of Spanish microbiology laboratories with respect to the antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of Acinetobacter spp. Methods: Eight Acinetobacter spp. with different resistance mechanisms were sent to 48 Spanish centres which were asked to report: (i) the AST system used; (ii) MICs; (iii) breakpoints used (CLSI versus EUCAST); (iv) clinical category; and (v) resistance mechanisms inferred. Minor, major and very major errors (mE, ME and VME, respectively) were determined...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243859/neuroinflammatory-reactions-in-sickness-behavior-induced-by-bacterial-infection-protective-effect-of-minocycline
#14
Hanaa A Mansour, Wedad A Hassan, Gehan S Georgy
The neurological changes elicited by bacterial infection are called sickness behavior. Minocycline (MIN) is neuroprotective with a remarkable brain tissue penetration. MIN was orally administered at a dose 90 mg/kg for 3 days, whereas Escherichia coli was given as a single intraperitoneal injection (0.2 mL of 24 h growth) on the third day. After 24 h of bacterial infection, behavioral tests namely open field and forced swimming were carried out, then animals were decapitated. Rats infected with E. coli displayed reduced struggling time in forced swimming test, as well as, exploration and locomotion in open field test with reduction in neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin) versus elevation in the inflammatory (tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma) and oxidative stress (thiobarbituric acid reactive substance, reduced glutathione) biomarkers...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238713/sodium-mercaptoethane-sulfonate-reduces-collagenolytic-degradation-and-synergistically-enhances-antimicrobial-durability-in-an-antibiotic-loaded-biopolymer-film-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections
#15
Joel Rosenblatt, Ruth A Reitzel, George M Viola, Nylev Vargas-Cruz, Jesse Selber, Issam Raad
Implant-associated surgical-site infections can have significant clinical consequences. Previously we reported a method for prophylactically disinfecting implant surfaces in surgical pockets, where an antibiotic solution containing minocycline (M) and rifampin (R) was applied as a solid film in a crosslinked biopolymer matrix that partially liquefied in situ to provide extended prophylaxis. Here we studied the effect of adding sodium 2-mercaptoethane sulfonate (MeSNA) on durability of prophylaxis in an in vitro model of implant-associated surgical-site infection...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224317/-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-pathogenic-bacteria-distribution-and-drug-resistance-in-febrile-neutropenic-patients-with-hematological-diseases-in-shanghai
#16
J Zhu, J Hu, Y F Mao, F Y Chen, J Y Zhu, J M Shi, D D Yu, S G Hao, R Tao, P Liu, S Y Gu, J Hou, H Y He, A B Liang, Y Ding, L G Liu, Y H Xie, Q Zhu, Y H Yu, Y H Yao, W Chen, H L Xu, X H Han, C Wang
Objective: To investigate the pathogen spectrum distribution and drug resistance of febrile neutropenic patients with hematological diseases in Shanghai. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on the clinical isolates from the febrile neutropenic patients hospitalized in the departments of hematology in 12 general hospitals in Shanghai from January 2012 to December 2014. The drug susceptibility test was carried out by Kirby-Bauer method. WHONET 5.6 software was used to analyze pathogenic bacteria and drug susceptibility data...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217257/upregulation-of-bdnf-and-interleukin-1%C3%A3-in-rat-spinal-cord-following-noxious-hind-paw-stimulation
#17
Josef Donnerer, Ingrid Liebmann
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protein levels of BDNF and IL-1ß in the lumbar dorsal horn of the rat by Western blot analysis following a noxious thermal hind paw stimulation. Ten min, 1h and 3h after the combined chemical and thermal stimulation an up to 2-fold increase in BDNF and Il-1ß protein expression was observed in the lumbar dorsal spinal cord. A pretreatment with the opioid analgesic morphine or the glial cell activation inhibitor minocycline partly attenuated protein expression...
December 5, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215319/examining-the-potential-preventative-effects-of-minocycline-prescribed-for-acne-on-the-incidence-of-severe-mental-illnesses-a-historical-cohort-study
#18
Maria Herrero-Zazo, Ruth Brauer, Fiona Gaughran, Louise M Howard, David Taylor, David J Barlow
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest that the antibiotic and microglial activation inhibitor, minocycline, is likely to have a protective effect against the emergence of psychosis but evidence from human studies is lacking. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of exposure to minocycline during adolescence on the later incidence of severe mental illness (SMI). METHODS: A historical cohort study using electronic primary care data was conducted to assess the association between exposure to minocycline during adolescence and incidence of SMI...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202792/the-cc-chemokine-ligand-ccl-1-upregulated-by-the-viral-transactivator-tax-can-be-downregulated-by-minocycline-possible-implications-for-long-term-treatment-of-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis
#19
Mineki Saito, Hiroe Sejima, Tadasuke Naito, Hiroshi Ushirogawa, Toshio Matsuzaki, Eiji Matsuura, Yuetsu Tanaka, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Takashima
BACKGROUND: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 1 (CCL1) is produced by activated monocytes/ macrophages and T-lymphocytes, and acts as a potent attractant for Th2 cells and a subset of T-regulatory (Treg) cells. Previous reports have indicated that CCL1 is overexpressed in adult T-cell leukemia cells, mediating an autocrine anti-apoptotic loop. Because CCL1 is also known as a potent chemoattractant that plays a major role in inflammatory processes, we investigated the role of CCL1 in the pathogenesis of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP)...
December 4, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201010/microglia-and-brain-plasticity-in-acute-psychosis-and-schizophrenia-illness-course-a-meta-review
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REVIEW
Livia J De Picker, Manuel Morrens, Steven A Chance, Delphine Boche
Objective: Schizophrenia poses a tremendous health, social, and economic burden upon patients and society, indicating current treatment options remain inadequate. Recent findings from several lines of evidence have pointed to the importance of immune system involvement in not only premorbid neurodevelopmental but also subsequent symptom generation and aging processes of brain change in schizophrenia. In this meta-review, we use the summarized evidence from recent quantitative systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses of several subspecialties to critically evaluate the hypothesis that immune-related processes shape the symptomatic presentation and illness course of schizophrenia, both directly and indirectly through altered neuroplasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
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