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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135948/effect-of-a-lactobacillus-salivarius-probiotic-on-a-double-species-streptococcus-mutans-and-candida-albicans-caries-biofilm
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Wirginia Krzyściak, Dorota Kościelniak, Monika Papież, Palina Vyhouskaya, Katarzyna Zagórska-Świeży, Iwona Kołodziej, Beata Bystrowska, Anna Jurczak
The aim of the study was to evaluate the anti-cariogenic effects of Lactobacillus salivarius by reducing pathogenic species and biofilm mass in a double-species biofilm model. Coexistence of S. mutans with C. albicans can cause dental caries progression or recurrence of the disease in the future. Fifty-nine children with diagnosed early childhood caries (ECC) were recruited onto the study. The condition of the children's dentition was defined according to the World Health Organization guidelines. The participants were divided into children with initial enamel demineralization and children showing dentin damage...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114245/the-selective-interaction-of-pistacia-lentiscus-oil-vs-human-streptococci-an-old-functional-food-revisited-with-new-tools
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Germano Orrù, Cristina Demontis, Antonello Mameli, Enrica Tuveri, Pierpaolo Coni, Giuseppina Pichiri, Ferdinando Coghe, Antonella Rosa, Paola Rossi, Guy D'hallewin
Pistacia lentiscus berry oil (LBO) represents a typical vegetal product of the Mediterranean basin that has been formally used in traditional cuisine for 100s of years. In addition to its interesting alimentary properties, this product could represent an interesting candidate in the field of research on the study of new anti-infective agents. In fact, in Mediterranean countries, lentisk oil still continues to be widely used in folk medicine for oral and skin affections, in particular, acute gingivitis, pediatric skin infections such as impetigo and foot plaques, and biofilm related infections often associated with Streptococcus spp...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108403/epidemiology-of-septic-meningitis-associated-with-neuraxial-anesthesia-a-historical-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Ryan J Healy, Lucia Rivera-Lara, Michael C Grant, Lisa L Maragakis, Kevin Escandón-Vargas, Marek A Mirski
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial anesthesia in the form of spinal and epidural are two of the most frequent forms of regional anesthesia. We aimed to describe and compare the relevant epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics of all reported cases of septic meningitis associated with the use of spinal and epidural anesthetics. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of septic meningitis associated with neuraxial anesthesia. We included all relevant case-reports and observational studies in which authors described septic meningitis in association with spinal, epidural or combined neuraxial anesthesia using local anesthetics...
November 6, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095790/direct-contact-test-for-evaluating-bacterial-growth-on-machined-and-rough-surface-implants-an-in-vitro-study
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Shimshon Slutzkey, Ofer Moses, Haim Tal, Avi Meirowitz, Shlomo Matalon
OBJECTIVE: To use a modified direct contact test (DCT) to evaluate the bacterial growth on 3 commercially available implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Streptococcus salivarius growth was tested on 1 machined surface and 2 commercial rough surface implants. Seven implants from each group were fixed to the cover of a 96-well microtiter plate. Bacterial suspension was placed on each implant, and the plate was incubated at 37°C for 1 hour to allow the suspension fluid to evaporate...
November 1, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093509/gut-microbiota-profile-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-with-and-without-clinical-evidence-of-gastrointestinal-involvement
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Vania Patrone, Edoardo Puglisi, Marco Cardinali, Tobias S Schnitzler, Silvia Svegliati, Antonella Festa, Armando Gabrielli, Lorenzo Morelli
Recent evidence suggests that there is a link between the gut microbial community and immune-mediated disorders. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by immunonological abnormalities, vascular lesions, and extensive fibrosis. Since the gastrointestinal tract is one of the organs most involved, the goal of this study was to explore the composition of the intestinal microbiota in SSc patients with (SSc/GI+) and without gastrointestinal involvement (SSc/GI-) in comparison to healthy controls (HC)...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054025/antibacterial-activity-against-cariogenic-bacteria-and-cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-potential-of-anacardium-occidentale-l-and-anadenanthera-macrocarpa-benth-brenan-extracts
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Josenildo Segundo Chaves de Araújo, Aline Rogéria Freire de Castilho, Andressa Brito Lira, Andréia Vieira Pereira, Tatiane Kelly Barbosa de Azevêdo, Edja Maria de Melo de Brito Costa, Maria do Socorro Vieira Pereira, Hilzeth de Luna Freire Pessôa, Jozinete Vieira Pereira
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to assess the antibacterial activity against bacteria with cariogenic relevance, toxic and genotoxic potential of the plants Anacardium occidentale L. and Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth.) Bernam. DESIGN: Using a microdilution technique, the extracts were submitted to minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing against Streptococcus mitis (ATCC 903), Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175), Streptococcus oralis (ATCC 10557), Streptococcus salivarius (ATCC 7073), Streptococcus sanguinis (ATCC 15300) and Streptococcus sobrinus (ATCC 27609)...
October 14, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982050/upregulation-of-bacterial-specific-th1-and-th17-responses-that-are-enriched-in-cxcr5-cd4-t-cells-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Qin-Yun Ma, Da-Yu Huang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Shaohua Wang, Xiao-Feng Chen
The microbial community in the mucosal surfaces is involved in the development of human cancers, including gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. The respiratory tract in the lung also hosts a distinctive microbial community, but the correlation between this community and lung cancer is largely unknown. Here, we examined the Th1 and Th17 responses toward several bacterial antigens, in CD4(+) T cells sourced from the peripheral blood (PB), the lung cancer (LC) tissue, and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients...
November 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981383/systemic-moxifloxacin-in-streptococcus-viridans-endophthalmitis
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Ki Yup Nam, Sang Joon Lee, Jung Yeul Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of prophylactic systemic moxifloxacin in a rabbit model of Streptococcus viridans (S. viridans) endophthalmitis. METHODS: Animals (n=60) were divided into three groups. Intravenous moxifloxacin, vancomycin, normal saline was administered to 20 animals in each group and two hours later, 10(4) colony-forming units (CFU) of S. salivarius were intravitreally injected into the left eye. Intravenous antibiotics injection was repeated on days 1, 2, and 3 after inoculation...
October 5, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962777/characterization-of-crystalline-linear-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-synthesized-in-vitro
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Kayoko Kobayashi, Takuto Hasegawa, Ryosuke Kusumi, Satoshi Kimura, Makoto Yoshida, Junji Sugiyama, Masahisa Wada
We investigated the crystal structure and molecular arrangement of the linear (1→3)-α-d-glucan synthesized by glucosyltransferase GtfJ cloned from Streptococcus salivarius using sucrose as a substrate. The synthetic products had two morphologies: wavy fibril-like crystals as major and thin lamellae as minor products. Their structures were analyzed using electron microdiffraction, synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, and solid-state (13)C NMR spectroscopy. The fibrils and lamellae had the same allomorphic form but different molecular arrangements...
December 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951887/proteomes-of-lactobacillus-delbrueckii-subsp-bulgaricus-lbb-b5-incubated-in-milk-at-optimal-and-low-temperatures
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Xiaochen Yin, Michelle R Salemi, Brett S Phinney, Velitchka Gotcheva, Angel Angelov, Maria L Marco
We identified the proteins synthesized by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus strain LBB.B5 in laboratory culture medium (MRS) at 37°C and milk at 37 and 4°C. Cell-associated proteins were measured by gel-free, shotgun proteomics using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrophotometry. A total of 635 proteins were recovered from all cultures, among which 72 proteins were milk associated (unique or significantly more abundant in milk). LBB.B5 responded to milk by increasing the production of proteins required for purine biosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism (LacZ and ManM), energy metabolism (TpiA, PgK, Eno, SdhA, and GapN), amino acid synthesis (MetE, CysK, LBU0412, and AspC) and transport (GlnM and GlnP), and stress response (Trx, MsrA, MecA, and SmpB)...
September 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950179/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-microbial-activity-evaluation-of-inactivated-cells-of-lactobacillus-salivarius-cect-5713-against-streptococcus-mutans
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Ana I Sañudo, Roberto Luque, Mª Paz Díaz-Ropero, Juristo Fonollá, Óscar Bañuelos
OBJECTIVE: Defining the etiology of dental caries is a complex problem. The microbiological approach has included Streptococcus mutans as one of the bacterial species involved in this disease. This research investigates the inhibitory effects of heat-inactivated Lactobacillus salivarius CECT 5713 against S. mutans using in vitro and in vivo assays. DESIGN: On the one hand, the effect of non-viable L. salivarius CECT 5713 on the in vitro adhesion of S. mutans to hydroxyapatite discs was evaluated...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930530/genetic-organization-of-streptococcus-salivarius-24smbc-blp-like-bacteriocin-locus
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Maria Santagati, Marina Scillato, Stefania Stefani
In this paper, we describe, for the first time, the genetic organization of the blpU-like cassette in Streptococcus salivarius24SMBc by entire genome sequencing. This strain has recently been found useful and widely applied as an oral probiotic in the prevention of recurrent otitis media. The 24SMBc blpU-like cassette  is 8,023 bp in length, organized in 11 orfs,of which orf8 encodes for the pore-forming peptide bacteriocin, belonging to class IIc, with a double-glycine leader peptide. The first characterization of blplocus was described inStreptococcus pneumoniae, showing a crucial role in interspecies competition within the nasopharynx...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916389/removal-and-killing-of-multispecies-endodontic-biofilms-by-n-acetylcysteine
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Young-Suk Choi, Cheul Kim, Ji-Hoi Moon, Jin-Yong Lee
Removal of bacterial biofilm from the root canal system is essential for the management of endodontic disease. Here we evaluated the antibacterial effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a potent antioxidant and mucolytic agent, against mature multispecies endodontic biofilms consisting of Actinomyces naeslundii, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis on sterile human dentin blocks. The biofilms were exposed to NAC (25, 50 and 100mg/mL), saturated calcium hydroxide or 2% chlorhexidine solution for 7 days, then examined by scanning electron microscopy...
September 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894194/streptococcus-salivarius-ms-oral-d6-promotes-gingival-re-epithelialization-in-vitro-through-a-secreted-serine-protease
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Marcela M Fernandez-Gutierrez, Peter P J Roosjen, Eveline Ultee, Maarten Agelink, Jacques J M Vervoort, Bart Keijser, Jerry M Wells, Michiel Kleerebezem
Gingival re-epithelialization represents an essential phase of oral wound healing in which epithelial integrity is re-establish. We developed an automated high-throughput re-epithelialization kinetic model, using the gingival epithelial cell line Ca9-22. The model was employed to screen 39 lactic acid bacteria, predominantly including oral isolates, for their capacity to accelerate gingival re-epithelialization. This screen identified several strains of Streptococcus salivarius that stimulated re-epithelialization...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892899/first-detection-and-characterization-of-streptococcus-dentapri-from-caries-active-subject
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Hamzah Abdulrahman Salman, R Senthil Kumar, N Chaitanya Babu, Khalid Imran
INTRODUCTION: Mutans streptococci (MS) are a group of oral bacteria generally regarded as the principal agents in the pathogenesis of dental caries. AIM: The study aimed was characterize S. dentapri based on phylogenetic analysis and phenotypic methods from Caries Active Subject. MATERIALS AND METHODS: While sequencing MS species which were isolated from 65 caries active subjects, one strain of S. dentapri was detected. Dental plaque samples were processed and cultured on mitis salivarius bacitracin agar...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856907/to-add-or-not-to-add-probiotics-to-infant-formulae-an-updated-systematic-review
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A Skórka, M Pieścik-Lech, M Kołodziej, H Szajewska
We updated evidence on the effects of the administration of probiotic-supplemented infant formulae (IF) compared with unsupplemented IF. Five databases were searched up to September 2016 for randomised controlled trials. Twenty publications were identified, including five new RCTs. Supplementation of IF with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12, either alone or with Streptococcus thermophilus, had no effect on growth, respiratory illness, antibiotic use, stool frequency or consistency. However, there was a significant reduction in the number of episodes of gastrointestinal infections (Bb12) and a lower frequency of colic or irritability (when both strains were used)...
August 31, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800820/bacterial-diversity-of-the-colombian-fermented-milk-suero-coste%C3%A3-o-assessed-by-culturing-and-high-throughput-sequencing-and-dgge-analysis-of-16s-rrna-gene-amplicons
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Karina Edith Motato, Christian Milani, Marco Ventura, Francia Elena Valencia, Patricia Ruas-Madiedo, Susana Delgado
"Suero Costeño" (SC) is a traditional soured cream elaborated from raw milk in the Northern-Caribbean coast of Colombia. The natural microbiota that characterizes this popular Colombian fermented milk is unknown, although several culturing studies have previously been attempted. In this work, the microbiota associated with SC from three manufacturers in two regions, "Planeta Rica" (Córdoba) and "Caucasia" (Antioquia), was analysed by means of culturing methods in combination with high-throughput sequencing and DGGE analysis of 16S rRNA gene amplicons...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767890/chemical-composition-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities-of-essential-oils-from-leaves-and-flowers-of-eugenia-klotzschiana-berg-myrtaceae
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Nárgella S Carneiro, Cassia C F Alves, José M Alves, Mariana B Egea, Carlos H G Martins, Thayná S Silva, Lizandra C Bretanha, Maira P Balleste, Gustavo A Micke, Eduardo V Silveira, Mayker L D Miranda
Many essential oils (EOs) of different plant species possess interesting antimicrobial effects on buccal bacteria and antioxidant properties. Eugenia klotzschiana Berg (pêra-do-cerrado, in Portuguese) is a species of Myrtaceae with restricted distribution in the Cerrado. The essential oils were extracted through the hydrodistillation technique using a modified Clevenger apparatus (2 hours) and chemically characterized by GC-MS. The major compounds were α-copaene (10.6 %) found in oil from leaves in natura, β-bisabolene (17...
July 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764202/antimicrobial-effect-of-leaves-of-phyllanthus-niruri-and-solanum-nigrum-on-caries-causing-bacteria-an-in-vitro-study
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J Sunitha, Swathy Krishna, R Ananthalakshmi, J Sathiya Jeeva, As Smiline Girija, Nadeem Jeddy
INTRODUCTION: Solanum nigrum and Phyllanthus niruri are common herbs which are indigeneous to India. Solanum nigrum commonly called 'manathakkali Keerai' in Tamil, forms an indispensable part of South Indian diet. Phyllanthus niruri (keezhanelli in Tamil) is a widely used medicinal plant, the leaves of which have been used extensively in Ayurveda and native medicine to cure various liver ailments. The herbs Solanumnigrum and Phyllanthus niruri have been found to be effective against numerous enteropathogens in various in vitro studies...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747897/identification-of-emerging-human-mastitis-pathogens-by-maldi-tof-and-assessment-of-their-antibiotic-resistance-patterns
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María Marín, Rebeca Arroyo, Irene Espinosa-Martos, Leónides Fernández, Juan M Rodríguez
Lactational mastitis constitutes one of the main causes of undesired weaning, depriving the mother-infant pair from the benefits of breastfeeding; therefore, this condition should be considered a relevant public health issue. The role of specific microorganisms remains unclear since human milk cultures and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) are not routinely performed, despite the fact that this would be key to ensure an early and effective diagnosis and treatment. The objective of this study was to describe the culturable microbial diversity in 647 milk samples from breastfeeding women with clinical symptoms of mastitis by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) VITEK MS technology and to analyze the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of a collection of isolates from these samples by the VITEK 2 AST system...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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