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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444620/environmental-pollution-with-antimicrobial-agents-from-bulk-drug-manufacturing-industries-in-hyderabad-south-india-is-associated-with-dissemination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-pathogens
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Christoph Lübbert, Christian Baars, Anil Dayakar, Norman Lippmann, Arne C Rodloff, Martina Kinzig, Fritz Sörgel
PURPOSE: High antibiotic and antifungal concentrations in wastewater from anti-infective drug production may exert selection pressure for multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. We investigated the environmental presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their association with MDR Gram-negative bacteria in Hyderabad, South India, a major production area for the global bulk drug market. METHODS: From Nov 19 to 28, 2016, water samples were collected from the direct environment of bulk drug manufacturing facilities, the vicinity of two sewage treatment plants, the Musi River, and habitats in Hyderabad and nearby villages...
April 26, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443674/perinatal-bacterial-exposure-contributes-to-il-13-aeroallergen-response
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Benjamin A Turturice, Ravi Ranjan, Brian Nguyen, Lauren M Hughes, Kalista E Andropolis, Diane R Gold, Augusto A Litonjua, Emily Oken, David L Perkins, Patricia W Finn
There is a high prevalence of aeroallergen sensitivity in asthmatic populations, and seroreactivity to aeroallergens early in infancy is associated with increased risk of developing asthma later in life. In addition to allergen sensitivity, asthma development has been associated with differential microbial exposure and infection in early life. We have has previously shown that cord blood mononuclear cells respond to common aeroallergens (i.e., house dust mite (Der f1), cockroach (Bla g2)) as assayed by lymphoproliferation and cytokine (IL-13, IFN-γ) production...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439536/types-and-rates-of-forest-disturbance-in-brazilian-legal-amazon-2000-2013
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Alexandra Tyukavina, Matthew C Hansen, Peter V Potapov, Stephen V Stehman, Kevin Smith-Rodriguez, Chima Okpa, Ricardo Aguilar
Deforestation rates in primary humid tropical forests of the Brazilian Legal Amazon (BLA) have declined significantly since the early 2000s. Brazil's national forest monitoring system provides extensive information for the BLA but lacks independent validation and systematic coverage outside of primary forests. We use a sample-based approach to consistently quantify 2000-2013 tree cover loss in all forest types of the region and characterize the types of forest disturbance. Our results provide unbiased forest loss area estimates, which confirm the reduction of primary forest clearing (deforestation) documented by official maps...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437230/high-diversity-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-class-1-integrons-and-genotypes-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-beef-carcasses
#4
Chih-Ming Chen, Se-Chin Ke, Chia-Ru Li, Ying-Chen Wu, Ter-Hsin Chen, Chih-Ho Lai, Xin-Xia Wu, Lii-Tzu Wu
Multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli can contaminate food meat during processing and cause human infection. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of the antimicrobial resistance were conducted for 45 multidrug-resistant E. coli isolates from 208 samples of beef carcasses. The mechanisms of resistance were evaluated using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing methods, and the clonal relationship among isolates was evaluated using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
February 23, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436980/amygdala-inputs-to-prefrontal-cortex-guide-behavior-amid-conflicting-cues-of-reward-and-punishment
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Anthony Burgos-Robles, Eyal Y Kimchi, Ehsan M Izadmehr, Mary Jane Porzenheim, William A Ramos-Guasp, Edward H Nieh, Ada C Felix-Ortiz, Praneeth Namburi, Christopher A Leppla, Kara N Presbrey, Kavitha K Anandalingam, Pablo A Pagan-Rivera, Melodi Anahtar, Anna Beyeler, Kay M Tye
Orchestrating appropriate behavioral responses in the face of competing signals that predict either rewards or threats in the environment is crucial for survival. The basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA) and prelimbic (PL) medial prefrontal cortex have been implicated in reward-seeking and fear-related responses, but how information flows between these reciprocally connected structures to coordinate behavior is unknown. We recorded neuronal activity from the BLA and PL while rats performed a task wherein competing shock- and sucrose-predictive cues were simultaneously presented...
April 24, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433952/what-chickens-might-tell-us-about-the-mhc-class-ii-system
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Aimée Parker, Jim Kaufman
Almost all knowledge about the structure and function of MHC class II molecules outside of mammals comes from work with chickens. Most of the genes implicated in the class II system are present in chickens, so it is likely that the machinery of antigen processing and peptide-loading is similar to mammals. However, there is only one isotype (lineage) of classical class II genes, with one monomorphic DR-like BLA gene and two polymorphic BLB genes, located near one DMA and two DMB genes. The DMB2 and BLB2 genes are widely expressed at high levels, whereas the DMB1 and BLB1 genes are only expressed at highest levels in spleen and intestine, suggesting the possibility of two class II systems in chickens...
April 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425495/the-biglen-gpr171-peptide-receptor-system-within-the-basolateral-amygdala-regulates-anxiety-like-behavior-and-contextual-fear-conditioning
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Erin N Bobeck, Ivone Gomes, Darlene Pena, Kirstie A Cummings, Roger L Clem, Mihaly Mezei, Lakshmi A Devi
Studies show that neuropeptide-receptor systems in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disorders. Since GPR171, a recently deorphanized receptor for the abundant neuropeptide BigLEN, is expressed in the BLA, we investigated its role in fear and anxiety-like behaviors. To carry out these studies we identified small molecule ligands using a homology model of GPR171 to virtually screen a library of compounds. One of the hits, MS0021570_1, was identified as a GPR171 antagonist based on its ability to block (i) BigLEN-mediated activation of GPR171 in heterologous cells, (ii) BigLEN-mediated hyperpolarization of BLA pyramidal neurons, and (iii) feeding induced by DREADD-mediated activation of BigLEN containing AgRP neurons in the arcuate nucleus...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415986/detection-of-ctx-m-15-beta-lactamases-in-enterobacteriaceae-causing-hospital-and-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-as-early-as-2004-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Joel Manyahi, Sabrina J Moyo, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Faustine Ndugulile, Willy Urassa, Bjørn Blomberg, Nina Langeland
BACKGROUND: The spread of Extended Spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) among Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram-Negative pathogens in the community and hospitals represents a major challenge to combat infections. We conducted a study to assess the prevalence and genetic makeup of ESBL-type resistance in bacterial isolates causing community- and hospital-acquired urinary tract infections. METHODS: A total of 172 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae were collected in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from patients who met criteria of community and hospital-acquired urinary tract infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412297/dysferlinopathy-promotes-an-intramuscle-expansion-of-macrophages-with-a-cyto-destructive-phenotype
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Jea-Hyun Baek, Gina M Many, Frances J Evesson, Vicki R Kelley
Dysferlinopathies are a group of muscular dystrophies resulting from a genetic deficiency in Dysf. Macrophages, highly plastic cells capable of mediating tissue repair and destruction, are prominent within dystrophic skeletal muscles of dysferlinopathy patients. In this study, we hypothesized that Dysf-deficient muscle promotes recruitment, proliferation, and skewing of macrophages toward a cyto-destructive phenotype in dysferlinopathy. To track macrophage dynamics in dysferlinopathy, we adoptively transferred enhanced green fluorescent protein-labeled monocytes into Dysf-deficient BLA/J mice with age-related (2 to 10 months) muscle disease and Dysf-intact (C57BL/6 [B6]) mice...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407310/totally-implantable-hearing-system-five-year-hearing-results
#10
Jack A Shohet, Eric M Kraus, Peter J Catalano, Elizabeth Toh
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: 1) To provide long-term hearing outcome measures of a totally implantable hearing system (implant) and compare to the baseline unaided (BLU) and baseline aided (BLA) conditions, and 2) discuss relevant safety measures. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, single-subject-as-own-control design. METHODS: Fifty-one subjects with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss were implanted between 2008 and 2009 and enrolled in this postmarket approval study in the setting of private and hospital-based practices...
April 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402500/evaluation-of-the-aid-carbapenemase-line-probe-assay-for-rapid-detection-and-identification-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Guido V Bloemberg, Andrea Braun-Kiewnick, Jan Tedrup, Carla Meijerink, Elena Durer, Claudia Ritter, Peter M Keller, Michael Hombach
Objectives: This study evaluated the AID carbapenemase line probe assay (LPA) for the detection and identification of carbapenem resistance genes in Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) using bacterial cultures and DNA extracts directly from patient urine samples. Methods: The AID carbapenemase LPA detects 13 different carbapenemase genes. Test probe accuracy was verified for using clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates harbouring bla KPC , bla VIM , bla NDM , bla GIM , bla AIM , bla SPM , bla IMP and bla OXA-48 and a well-characterized set of Escherichia coli DH5α strains transformed with the vector plasmid pUC57- kan harbouring bla BIC , bla SIM , bla DIM , bla IMI-3 , bla IMI-1 and bla NMC-A ...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390968/inhibition-of-substance-p-induced-defensive-behavior-via-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonism-in-the-central-and-medial-but-not-basolateral-nuclei-of-the-amygdala-in-male-wistar-rats
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G S Bassi, M C Carvalho, R C Almada, M L Brandão
RATIONALE: The production of unconditioned defensive behaviors has been related to the amygdala, a key component of the encephalic aversion system. Microinjection of the neuropeptide substance P (SP) in the amygdala elicits defensive behaviors via the activation of type 1 neurokinin (NK-1) receptors. However, no studies have investigated whether intra-amygdala SP/NK-1 mechanisms can elicit other types of defensive responses, such as antinociception and ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs)...
April 6, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389281/oxytocin-in-the-amygdala-and-not-the-prefrontal-cortex-enhances-fear-and-impairs-extinction-in-the-juvenile-rat
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Milly Kritman, Nisrine Lahoud, Mouna Maroun
A growing body of evidence suggests that the hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin (OT), aside from its central role in the regulation of social behavior, reduces fear and anxiety. The functional and opposing interactions of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and the amygdala in regulation of fear provide a unique experimental setting to examine the effects of OT on fear and extinction. Recent evidence suggests that in the adult animal OT can play a dual role in the regulation of fear leading to contrasting effects on fear depending on the manipulated brain region and the time of manipulations...
April 4, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389208/role-of-the-amygdala-gaba-a-receptors-in-acpa-induced-deficits-during-conditioned-fear-learning
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Mohammad Nasehi, Farnaz Roghani, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a key structure for the emotional processing and storage of memories associated with emotional events, especially fear. On the other hand, endocannabinoids and CB1 receptors play a key role in learning and memory partly through long-term synaptic depression of GABAergic synapses in the BLA. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of GABA-A receptor agonist and antagonist in the fear-related memory acquisition deficits induced by ACPA (a selective CB1 cannabinoid receptor agonist)...
April 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385635/effect-of-diazepam-and-yohimbine-on-neuronal-activity-in-sham-and-hemiparkinsonian-rats
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Katherine A O'Connor, Emily Mahoney, Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, Eric S Molho, Julie G Pilitsis, Damian S Shin
The prefrontal cortex and the amygdala are critical for the emotional guidance of behavior and are believed to be a site of action for many anxiolytics and anxiogenics. Despite extensive studies examining how these drugs affect behavior, there is little information regarding their effects on neuronal activity. Additionally, with recent recognition of anxiety as a non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease, it is unknown if activity in the cortex and the amygdala is altered. Previously, we reported that hemiparkinsonian rats had higher baseline anxiety-like behavior and diminished responsiveness to the acute anxiolytic, diazepam...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376860/expansion-of-highly-stable-bla-oxa-10-%C3%AE-lactamase-family-within-diverse-host-range-among-nosocomial-isolates-of-gram-negative-bacilli-within-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-of-northeast-india
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Anand Prakash Maurya, Debadatta Dhar, Mridul Kumar Basumatary, Deepjyoti Paul, Birson Ingti, Debarati Choudhury, Anupam Das Talukdar, Atanu Chakravarty, Shweta Mishra, Amitabha Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: The current study reports dissemination of highly stable bla OXA-10 family of beta lactamases among diverse group of nosocomial isolates of Gram-negative bacilli within a tertiary referral hospital of the northern part of India. METHODS: In the current study, a total number of 590 Gram negative isolates were selected for a period of 1 year (i.e. 1st November 2011-31st October 2012). Members of Enterobacteriaceae and non fermenting Gram negative rods were obtained from Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar, India...
April 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369408/wgs-based-surveillance-of-third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-bloodstream-infections-in-denmark
#17
Louise Roer, Frank Hansen, Martin Christen Frølund Thomsen, Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Dennis Schrøder Hansen, Mikala Wang, Jurgita Samulioniené, Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Bent L Røder, Helga Schumacher, Claus Østergaard, Leif Percival Andersen, Esad Dzajic, Turid Snekloth Søndergaard, Marc Stegger, Anette M Hammerum, Henrik Hasman
Objectives: To evaluate a genome-based surveillance of all Danish third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli (3GC-R Ec ) from bloodstream infections between 2014 and 2015, focusing on horizontally transferable resistance mechanisms. Methods: A collection of 552 3GC-R Ec isolates were whole-genome sequenced and characterized by using the batch uploader from the Center for Genomic Epidemiology (CGE) and automatically analysed using the CGE tools according to resistance profile, MLST, serotype and fimH subtype...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366798/post-sensitization-treatment-with-rimonabant-blocks-the-expression-of-cocaine-induced-behavioral-sensitization-and-c-fos-protein-in-mice
#18
Eduardo A V Marinho, Alexandre J Oliveira-Lima, Thais S Yokoyama, Renan Santos-Baldaia, Luciana T C Ribeiro, Marilia A Baldaia, Raphael Wuo da Silva, Andre Willian Hollais, Fernanda Talhati, Beatriz Monteiro Longo, Lais Fernanda Berro, Roberto Frussa-Filho
CB1 receptor antagonists have been shown to prevent acute and long-term behavioral effects of cocaine. Here we evaluate the effectiveness of the CB1 receptor antagonist rimonabant to modify sensitized responses to cocaine. Mice were treated with saline or cocaine injections in a 15-day intermittent sensitization treatment and subsequently treated with either vehicle, 1 or 10mg/kg rimonabant in the drug-associated environment for 8 consecutive days. Animals were then challenged with saline and cocaine in the open-field apparatus on subsequent days to evaluate the expression of conditioned and sensitized effects to cocaine...
March 31, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364120/lateral-antimicrobial-resistance-genetic-transfer-is-active-in-the-open-environment
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Luciana S Chamosa, Verónica E Álvarez, Maximiliano Nardelli, María Paula Quiroga, Marcelo H Cassini, Daniela Centrón
Historically, the environment has been viewed as a passive deposit of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, where bacteria show biological cost for maintenance of these genes. Thus, in the absence of antimicrobial pressure, it is expected that they disappear from environmental bacterial communities. To test this scenario, we studied native IntI1 functionality of 11 class 1 integron-positive environmental strains of distant genera collected in cold and subtropical forests of Argentina. We found natural competence and successful site-specific insertion with no significant fitness cost of both aadB and bla VIM-2 antimicrobial resistance gene cassettes, in a model system without antibiotic pressure...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359884/administration-of-riluzole-into-the-basolateral-amygdala-has-an-anxiolytic-like-effect-and-enhances-recognition-memory-in-the-rat
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Azusa Sugiyama, Akiyoshi Saitoh, Misa Yamada, Jun-Ichiro Oka, Mitsuhiko Yamada
It is widely thought that inactivation of the glutamatergic system impairs recognition memory in rodents. However, we previously demonstrated that systemic administration of riluzole, which blocks the glutamatergic system, enhances recognition memory in the rat novel object recognition (NOR) test. The mechanisms underlying this paradoxical effect of riluzole on recognition memory remain unclear. In the present study, adult male Wistar rats were bilaterally cannulated in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) to examine the effects of intra-BLA administration of riluzole...
March 27, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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