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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915357/a-i-yigp-i-mutant-strain-is-a-small-colony-variant-of-i-e-coli-i-and-shows-pleiotropic-antibiotic-resistance
#1
Hui Xia, Qiongwei Tang, Jie Song, Jiang Ye, Haizhen Wu, Huizhan Zhang
Small colony variants (SCVs) are a commonly observed subpopulation of bacteria that have a small colony size and distinctive biochemical characteristics. SCVs are more resistant to some antibiotics than the wild-type, and usually cause persistent infections in the clinic. SCV studies have been very active during the past two decades, especially of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. However, fewer studies on <i>Escherichia coli </i>SCVs exist, so we studied an <i>E. coli </i>SCV during an experiment involving the deletion of the<i> yigP</i> locus...
September 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843863/administration-of-riluzole-to-the-basolateral-amygdala-facilitates-fear-extinction-in-rats
#2
Azusa Sugiyama, Misa Yamada, Akiyoshi Saitoh, Jun-Ichiro Oka, Mitsuhiko Yamada
A general understanding exists that inhibition of glutamatergic neurotransmission in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) impairs fear extinction in rodents. Surprisingly, we recently found that systemic administration of riluzole, which has been shown to inhibit the glutamatergic system, facilitates extinction learning in rats with a preconditioned contextual fear response. However, the mechanisms underlying this paradoxical effect of riluzole remain unclear. In this study, adult male Wistar rats were bilaterally cannulated in the BLA to examine the effects of intra-BLA administration of riluzole...
August 24, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820746/no-effects-of-d-cycloserine-enhancement-in-exposure-with-response-prevention-therapy-in-panic-disorder-with-agoraphobia-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Mieke Klein Hofmeijer-Sevink, Puck Duits, Marleen M Rijkeboer, Adriaan W Hoogendoorn, Harold J van Megen, Nienke C Vulink, Damiaan A Denys, Marcel A van den Hout, Anton J van Balkom, Danielle C Cath
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: D-cycloserine (DCS) is a partial N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor agonist that potentially augments response to exposure therapy in anxiety disorders by enhancing extinction learning. This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled augmentation trial examined (1) the effectiveness of adding 125 mg of DCS to exposure therapy (before or directly after the first 6 treatment sessions) in patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia and (2) the effectiveness of DCS augmentation preceding exposure relative to DCS augmentation directly postexposure...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813484/d-cycloserine-improves-synaptic-transmission-in-an-animal-mode-of-rett-syndrome
#4
Elisa S Na, Héctor De Jesús-Cortés, Arlene Martinez-Rivera, Zeeba D Kabir, Jieqi Wang, Vijayashree Ramesh, Yasemin Onder, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha, Lisa M Monteggia, Andrew A Pieper
Rett syndrome (RTT), a leading cause of intellectual disability in girls, is predominantly caused by mutations in the X-linked gene MECP2. Disruption of Mecp2 in mice recapitulates major features of RTT, including neurobehavioral abnormalities, which can be reversed by re-expression of normal Mecp2. Thus, there is reason to believe that RTT could be amenable to therapeutic intervention throughout the lifespan of patients after the onset of symptoms. A common feature underlying neuropsychiatric disorders, including RTT, is altered synaptic function in the brain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812313/current-and-potential-pharmacological-and-psychosocial-interventions-for-anxiety-symptoms-and-disorders-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-structured-review
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REVIEW
Fleur M Howells, David G Kingdon, David S Baldwin
OBJECTIVE: Between 30% and 62% of patients with schizophrenia present with co-morbid anxiety disorders that are associated with increased overall burden. Our aim was to summarize current and potential interventions for anxiety in schizophrenia. DESIGN: Structured review, summarizing pharmacological and psychosocial interventions used to reduce anxiety in schizophrenia and psychosis. RESULTS: Antipsychotics have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase anxiety, or have no effect...
August 15, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807795/d-cycloserine-facilitates-extinction-learning-and-enhances-extinction-related-brain-activation
#6
Anne Klass, Benjamin Glaubitz, Martin Tegenthoff, Silke Lissek
Extinction learning is modulated by N-methyl d-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) particularly in prefrontal and hippocampal brain regions. The use of of NMDA agonists in exposure therapy of anxiety disorders has been investigated in various patient groups. Behavioral results showed beneficial effects of pre-learning administration of the partial NMDAR agonist d-Cycloserine (DCS) on therapy success. However, the impact of DCS upon non-fear-related contextual extinction, and associated recruitment of extinction-relevant brain regions is as yet unknown...
August 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799954/effects-of-systemic-glutamatergic-manipulations-on-conditioned-eyeblink-responses-and-hyperarousal-in-a-rabbit-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#7
Lauren B Burhans, Carrie A Smith-Bell, Bernard G Schreurs
Glutamatergic dysfunction is implicated in many neuropsychiatric conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Glutamate antagonists have shown some utility in treating PTSD symptoms, whereas glutamate agonists may facilitate cognitive behavioral therapy outcomes. We have developed an animal model of PTSD, based on conditioning of the rabbit's eyeblink response, that addresses two key features: conditioned responses (CRs) to cues associated with an aversive event and a form of conditioned hyperarousal referred to as conditioning-specific reflex modification (CRM)...
October 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756809/first-report-in-china-on-the-identification-and-drug-sensitivity-of-mycobacterium-elephantis-isolated-from-the-milk-of-a-cow-with-mastitis
#8
Ling Yun Ji, Dong Lei Xu, Shu Peng Yin, Hai Can Liu, Gui Lian Li, Yi Jiang, Jian Hao Wei, Hao Zeng, Yong Liang Lou, Jian Xin Lyu, Kang Lin Wan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, milk from a cow with mastitis was analyzed to determine the presence of mycobacterial infection. Milk quality and security problems pertaining to the safe consumption of dairy products were also discussed in this study. METHODS: Milk was preprocessed with 4% NaOH. Then, mycobacteria were isolated from the milk sample on L-J medium. The isolate was identified using multiple loci Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and multi-locus sequence analysis with 16S rRNA, sodA, hsp65, and ITS genes...
July 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733898/d-cycloserine-ameliorates-autism-like-deficits-by-removing-glua2-containing-ampa-receptors-in-a-valproic-acid-induced-rat-model
#9
Han-Fang Wu, Po See Chen, Ya-Ting Hsu, Chi-Wei Lee, Tzu-Feng Wang, Yi-Ju Chen, Hui-Ching Lin
Valproic acid (VPA)-exposed rat offspring have demonstrated autism spectrum disorder (ASD) phenotypes and impaired N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-dependent long-term depression (LTD) in the lateral nucleus of the amygdala. NMDAR partial agonist D-cycloserine (DCS) has been reported to act as a cognitive enhancer by increasing the NMDAR response to improve autistic-like phenotypes in animals. However, the mechanism of DCS in alleviating the ASD is still unknown. Using combined behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular approaches, we found that DCS administration rescued social interaction deficits and anxiety/repetitive-like behaviors observed in VPA-exposed offspring...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705984/draft-genome-sequence-of-eggerthia-catenaformis-strain-mar1-isolated-from-saliva-of-healthy-humans
#10
M Ajijur Rahman, Peter Mullany, Adam P Roberts
Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Eggerthia catenaformis MAR1 isolated during a screen for d-cycloserine-resistant bacteria from the saliva of healthy humans. Analysis of the genome reveals that the strain has the potential to be a human pathogen and carries genes related to virulence and antibiotic resistance.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705770/in%C3%A2-vitro-activity-of-aminoglycosides-clofazimine-d-cycloserine-and-dapsone-against-83-mycobacterium-avium-complex-clinical-isolates
#11
Chen-Cheng Huang, Ming-Feng Wu, Hui-Chen Chen, Wei-Chang Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Treatment success rates for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) diseases range from 50% to 55% only. To explore effective antimicrobials against either Mycobacteriumintracellulare or M. avium, we determined in vitro activities of five aminoglycosides, clofazimine, dapsone and d-cycloserine compared with primary (clarithromycin) and secondary (moxifloxacin and linezolid) antimycobacterial agents. METHODS: 83 non-duplicate clinical MAC isolates were collected from sputum and identified at the species level by PCR and restriction enzyme analysis of the 65 kDa hsp and rpoB genes...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701225/association-of-schizophrenia-onset-age-and-white-matter-integrity-with-treatment-effect-of-d-cycloserine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Kazuo Takiguchi, Akihito Uezato, Michio Itasaka, Hidenori Atsuta, Kenji Narushima, Naoki Yamamoto, Akeo Kurumaji, Makoto Tomita, Kazunari Oshima, Kosaku Shoda, Mai Tamaru, Masahito Nakataki, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Sayuri Ishiwata, Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masato Yasuhara, Kunimasa Arima, Tetsuro Ohmori, Toru Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that drugs which promote the N-Methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor function by stimulating the glycine modulatory site in the receptor improve negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia patients being treated with antipsychotic drugs. METHODS: We performed a placebo-controlled double-blind crossover study involving 41 schizophrenia patients in which D-cycloserine 50 mg/day was added-on, and the influence of the onset age and association with white matter integrity on MR diffusion tensor imaging were investigated for the first time...
July 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698044/resistance-to-first-and-second-line-antituberculosis-drugs-in-southern-taiwan-implications-for-empirical-treatment
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Cheng-Yu Kuo, Wen-Hung Wang, Chung-Hao Huang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Liang Lu
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis infections cause public health concerns worldwide. Local epidemiologic data about the drug resistance of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis isolate (Mtb) is critical to guide appropriate empirical therapy to cure patients and restrain the spread of tuberculosis. METHODS: Antituberculosis susceptibility testing was performed for 287 Mtbs, including 63 MDR-Mtbs collected in southern Taiwan from 2011 to 2015...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671605/glycine-binding-site-stimulants-of-nmda-receptors-alleviate-extrapyramidal-motor-disorders-by-activating-the-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-pathway
#14
Saki Shimizu, Shunsaku Sogabe, Ryoto Yanagisako, Akiyoshi Inada, Megumi Yamanaka, Higor A Iha, Yukihiro Ohno
Dysfunction of the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor has been implicated in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Although agonists for the glycine-binding sites of NMDA receptors have potential as new medication for schizophrenia, their modulation of antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) has not yet been clarified. We herein evaluated the effects of glycine-binding site stimulants of NMDA receptors on antipsychotic-induced EPS in mice and rats. d-cycloserine (DCS) and d-serine significantly improved haloperidol (HAL)-induced bradykinesia in mice, whereas glycine showed no effects...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669783/gabaergic-signaling-within-the-basolateral-amygdala-complex-modulates-resistance-to-the-labilization-reconsolidation-process
#15
Pablo Javier Espejo, Vanesa Ortiz, Irene Delia Martijena, Victor Alejandro Molina
It is well known that stress can affect mnemonic processes. In particular, stress before contextual fear conditioning induces a memory which exhibits resistance to being interfered with by Midazolam (MDZ) when applied after memory retrieval. Moreover, stress exposure strongly affects GABAergic transmission within the Basolateral Amygdala Complex (BLA), a brain structure critically involved in fear memory processing. The present study evaluated the involvement of GABAergic signaling within the BLA on the induction of resistance to memory reconsolidation interference...
June 29, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632204/successful-pharmacotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-feeding-aversion-with-mechanistic-insights-from-cross-species-neuronal-remodeling
#16
W G Sharp, A G Allen, K H Stubbs, K K Criado, R Sanders, C E McCracken, R G Parsons, L Scahill, S L Gourley
Pediatric feeding disorders affect up to 5% of children, causing severe food intake problems that can result in serious medical and developmental outcomes. Behavioral intervention (BI) is effective in extinguishing feeding aversions, and also expert-dependent, time/labor-intensive and not well understood at a neurobiological level. Here we first conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing BI with BI plus d-cycloserine (DCS). DCS is a partial N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor agonist shown to augment extinction therapies in multiple anxiety disorders...
June 20, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588223/d-cycloserine-increases-the-effectiveness-of-vancomycin-against-vancomycin-highly-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Fumiaki Tabuchi, Yasuhiko Matsumoto, Masaki Ishii, Keita Tatsuno, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Tomoaki Sato, Kyoji Moriya, Kazuhisa Sekimizu
Vancomycin is a widely used clinical drug to treat for infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Some patients show a weak response to vancomycin treatment. We previously reported that β-lactams increase the susceptibility to vancomycin by vancomycin-highly resistant S. aureus (VRSA) strains obtained following repeated in vitro mutagenesis and vancomycin selection. Here we found that the susceptibility of the VRSA strains to vancomycin was remarkably increased by combined treatment with D-cycloserine...
July 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588066/identification-of-aicp-as-a-glun2c-selective-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-superagonist-at-the-glun1-glycine-site
#18
Maja Jessen, Kristen Frederiksen, Feng Yi, Rasmus P Clausen, Kasper B Hansen, Hans Bräuner-Osborne, Paul Kilburn, Anders Damholt
N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-type ionotropic glutamate receptors mediate excitatory neurotransmission in the central nervous system and are critically involved in brain function. NMDA receptors are also implicated in psychiatric and neurological disorders and have received considerable attention as therapeutic targets. In this regard, administration of d-cycloserine (DCS), which is a glycine site NMDA receptor agonist, can enhance extinction of conditioned fear responses. The intriguing behavioral effects of DCS have been linked to its unique pharmacological profile among NMDA receptor subtypes (GluN1/2A-D), in which DCS is a superagonist at GluN2C-containing receptors compared with glycine and a partial agonist at GluN2B-containing receptors...
August 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574862/the-role-of-micrornas-in-the-therapeutic-action-of-d-cycloserine-in-a-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-animal-model-an-exploratory-study
#19
Stefanie Malan-Müller, Lorren Fairbairn, Stephanie Hart, Willie M U Daniels, Mahjoubeh Jalali Sefid Dashti, Martin Kidd, Soraya Seedat, Junaid Gamieldien, Sîan M J Hemmings
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic stress disorder is characterized by impaired fear extinction and excessive anxiety. D-Cycloserine (DCS) has previously been shown to facilitate fear extinction and decrease anxiety in animal and human studies. This study utilized a contextual fear-conditioning animal model to investigate the involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in fear extinction and the reduction of anxiety, as mediated by the co-administration of DCS and behavioural fear extinction. METHODS: Fear conditioning consisted of an electric foot shock; fear extinction consisted of behavioural fear extinction co-administered with either DCS or saline...
June 1, 2017: Psychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552337/one-pot-microwave-assisted-stereoselective-synthesis-of-novel-dihydro-2-h-spiro-indene-2-1-pyrrolo-3-4-c-pyrrole-tetraones-and-evaluation-of-their-antimycobacterial-activity-and-inhibition-of-ache
#20
Chelliah Bharkavi, Sundaravel Vivek Kumar, Mohamed Ashraf Ali, Hasnah Osman, Shanmugam Muthusubramanian, Subbu Perumal
An efficient one-pot microwave assisted stereoselective synthesis of novel dihydro-2'H-spiro[indene-2,1'-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole]-tetraone derivatives through three-component 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides generated in situ from ninhydrin and sarcosine with a series of 1-aryl-1H-pyrrole-2,5-diones is described. The synthesised compounds were screened for their antimycobacterial and AChE inhibition activities. Compound 4b (IC50 1.30µM) has been found to display twelve fold antimycobacterial activity compared to cycloserine and it is thirty seven times more active than pyrimethamine...
July 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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