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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729207/first-two-cases-of-severe-multifocal-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-switzerland-characterization-of-an-atypical-non-k1-k2-serotype-strain-causing-liver-abscess-and-endocarditis
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Baharak Babouee Flury, Valentina Donà, Niccolo Buetti, Hansjakob Furrer, Andrea Endimiani
BACKGROUND: We describe the first two multifocal invasive infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae recently observed in Switzerland. METHODS: Phenotypic (MIC assays and string test) and molecular analyses (PCR/Sequencing for bla, virulence factor genes and whole genome sequencing for one strain) were performed to characterize the causative K. pneumoniae isolates. RESULTS: Both K. pneumoniae isolates (Kp1 and Kp2) were pan-susceptible to antibiotics and produced narrow-spectrum SHV β-lactamases...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725045/genomic-epidemiology-of-global-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-kpc-producing-escherichia-coli
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N Stoesser, A E Sheppard, G Peirano, L W Anson, L Pankhurst, R Sebra, H T T Phan, A Kasarskis, A J Mathers, T E A Peto, P Bradford, M R Motyl, A S Walker, D W Crook, J D Pitout
The dissemination of carbapenem resistance in Escherichia coli has major implications for the management of common infections. bla KPC, encoding a transmissible carbapenemase (KPC), has historically largely been associated with Klebsiella pneumoniae, a predominant plasmid (pKpQIL), and a specific transposable element (Tn4401, ~10 kb). Here we characterize the genetic features of bla KPC emergence in global E. coli, 2008-2013, using both long- and short-read whole-genome sequencing. Amongst 43/45 successfully sequenced bla KPC-E...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725038/genomic-characterization-of-novel-incfii-type-multidrug-resistant-plasmids-p0716-kpc-and-p12181-kpc-from-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Jiao Feng, Zhe Yin, Qiangyuan Zhao, Yachao Zhao, Defu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Jiang, Weili Wu, Weijun Chen, Hui Wang, Yajun Song, Yigang Tong, Jinglin Wang, Yanjun Li, Dongsheng Zhou
This study aimed to genetically characterize two fully-sequenced novel IncFII-type multidrug resistant (MDR) plasmids, p0716-KPC and p12181-KPC, recovered from two different clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates. p0716-KPC and p12181-KPC had a very similar genomic content. The backbones of p0716-KPC/p12181-KPC contained two different replicons (belonging to a novel IncFII subtype and the Rep_3 family), the IncFIIK and IncFIIY maintenance regions, and conjugal transfer gene sets from IncFIIK-type plasmids and unknown origins...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714716/cb%C3%A2-receptor-antagonism-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-interferes-with-affective-opioid-withdrawal-in-rats
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Kiri L Wills, Marieka V DeVuono, Cheryl L Limebeer, Kiran Vemuri, Alexandros Makriyannis, Linda A Parker
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) is a region of the extended amygdala that is implicated in addiction, anxiety, and stress related behaviors. This region has been identified in mediating the aversive state of naloxone-precipitated morphine withdrawal (MWD) and cannabinoid Type I (CB1) receptors have been found to modulate neurotransmission within this region. Previous findings suggest that the CB1 antagonist/inverse agonist, AM251, administered systemically or by infusion into the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) prevented the aversive affective properties of MWD as measured by conditioned place aversion learning...
August 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714715/the-development-of-perineuronal-nets-around-parvalbumin-gabaergic-neurons-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-basolateral-amygdala-of-rats
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Kathryn D Baker, Arielle R Gray, Rick Richardson
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are extracellular matrix structures that preferentially surround mature GABAergic neurons that express the calcium-binding protein parvalbumin (PV). It has been suggested that aberrant PNN formation in humans may contribute to psychological disorders, many of which emerge during childhood and adolescence. The present experiment investigated the normative developmental trajectory of PNN formation in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and basolateral amygdala (BLA) in juvenile (P24), adolescent (P35-36), and adult (∼P70) rats...
August 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710743/prevalence-of-tem-shv-and-ctx-m-genes-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infections-in-adults
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Jayanti Jena, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Nagen Kumar Debata, Enketeswara Subudhi
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the major sources of widespread infectious diseases in the community as well as in the hospitals which increase the cause of morbidity and mortality. Prevalence of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing uropathogenic E. coli isolates has been found to be increased rapidly across the world. The present study was undertaken to find out the frequency of bla TEM, bla CTX-M, and bla SHV genes among E. coli isolates from UTI and detect their sensitivity pattern...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708076/dendritic-architecture-of-principal-basolateral-amygdala-neurons-changes-congruently-with-endocrine-response-to-stress
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Akshaya Hegde, Poh Soh Yee, Rupshi Mitra
Animals cope with changing environments through changes in behavior. Such plasticity is, however, marked by substantial inter-individual variability. Neuroendocrine reactivity to challenging environments can be an important predictor of resilience. Both basolateral amygdala (BLA) neurons and adrenal glucocorticoid signaling are integral parts of the stress neuroendocrine response. In this report, we test if individual variation in hormonal response to stress is associated with individual variation in the dendritic complexity of BLA neurons...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708061/locus-coeruleus-to-basolateral-amygdala-noradrenergic-projections-promote-anxiety-like-behavior
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Jordan G McCall, Edward R Siuda, Dionnet L Bhatti, Lamley A Lawson, Zoe A McElligott, Garret D Stuber, Michael R Bruchas
Increased tonic activity of locus coeruleus noradrenergic (LC-NE) neurons induces anxiety-like and aversive behavior. While some information is known about the afferent circuitry that endogenously drives this neural activity and behavior, the downstream receptors and anatomical projections that mediate these acute risk aversive behavioral states via the LC-NE system remain unresolved. Here we use a combination of retrograde tracing, fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, electrophysiology, and in vivo optogenetics with localized pharmacology to identify neural substrates downstream of increased tonic LC-NE activity in mice...
July 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706384/antimicrobial-susceptibility-risk-factors-and-prevalence-of-bla-cefotaximase-temoneira-and-sulfhydryl-variable-genes-among-escherichia-coli-in-community-acquired-pediatric-urinary-tract-infection
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Kallyadan V Nisha, Shetty A Veena, Shenoy D Rathika, Shenoy M Vijaya, Shetty K Avinash
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli has become an important challenge among pediatric patients with community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, associated risk factors and to survey the frequency of bla cefotaximase (CTX-M), bla temoneira (TEM), and bla sulfhydryl variable (SHV) genotypes in ESBL-producing E...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706238/freezing-response-independent-facilitation-of-fear-extinction-memory-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
#10
Jiso Hong, Daesoo Kim
The infralimbic cortex (IL) is known to facilitate the formation of extinction memory through reciprocal interactions with the amygdala, which produces fear responses such as freezing. Thus, whether presynaptic input from the amygdala and post-synaptic output of IL neurons are functionally dissociated in extinction memory formation remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that photostimulation of IL inputs from BLA did not change freezing responses to conditioned stimuli (CS) during training, but did facilitate extinction memory, measured as a reduction in freezing responses to the CS 1 day later...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705159/an-att-site-based-recombination-reporter-system-for-genome-engineering-and-synthetic-dna-assembly
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Michael J Bland, Magaly Ducos-Galand, Marie-Eve Val, Didier Mazel
BACKGROUND: Direct manipulation of the genome is a widespread technique for genetic studies and synthetic biology applications. The tyrosine and serine site-specific recombination systems of bacteriophages HK022 and ΦC31 are widely used for stable directional exchange and relocation of DNA sequences, making them valuable tools in these contexts. We have developed site-specific recombination tools that allow the direct selection of recombination events by embedding the attB site from each system within the β-lactamase resistance coding sequence (bla)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704881/cardiovascular-and-autonomic-responses-to-a-maximal-exercise-test-in-elite-youngsters
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Cristina Blasco-Lafarga, Borja Camarena, Manuel Mateo-March
To analyze cardiovascular and autonomic responses in elite youngsters, 13 male cyclists (15.43±0.51 years) performed a graded-test until voluntary exhaustion. Oxygen consumption (VO2), blood lactate (BLa), arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), respiratory exchange ratio (RER) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were collected, while heart rate (HR) was registered for heart rate variability (HRV) analyses, looking for linear and nonlinear comparisons. Cyclists reached maximal exertion [RPE: 19.14±0.94; BLa: 8...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704507/regular-moist-snuff-dipping-does-not-affect-endurance-exercise-performance
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Frida Björkman, Fredrik Edin, C Mikael Mattsson, Filip Larsen, Björn Ekblom
Physiological and medical effects of snuff have previously been obtained either in cross-sectional studies or after snuff administration to non-tobacco users. The effects of snuff cessation after several years of daily use are unknown. 24 participants with >2 years of daily snuff-use were tested before and after >6 weeks snuff cessation (SCG). A control group (CO) of 11 snuff users kept their normal habits. Resting heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were significantly lower in SCG after snuff cessation, and body mass was increased by 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702932/phylogenetic-analysis-of-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-virus-rhdv-strains-isolated-in-poland
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Andrzej Fitzner, Wieslaw Niedbalski
The aim of this study was to characterise the nucleotide and amino acid sequence of complete genomes (7.5 kb) from RHDV strains isolated in Poland and estimate the genetic variability in different elements of the viral RNA. In addition, the sequence of Polish RHDV isolates isolated from 1988-2015 was compared with the sequences of other European RHDV, including the RHDVa and RHDV2/RHDVb subtypes. The complete sequence was developed by the compilation of partial nucleotide sequences. This sequence consisted of approximately 7428 nucleotides...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701956/administration-of-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-into-the-basolateral-amygdala-enhances-memory-consolidation-delays-extinction-and-increases-hippocampal-bdnf-levels
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Fernanda E Valiati, Mailton Vasconcelos, Martina Lichtenfels, Fernanda S Petry, Rosa M M de Almeida, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Nadja Schröder, Caroline B de Farias, Rafael Roesler
Gene expression related to the formation and modification of memories is regulated epigenetically by chromatin remodeling through histone acetylation. Memory formation and extinction can be enhanced by treatment with inhibitors of histone deacetylases (HDACs). The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a brain area critically involved in regulating memory for inhibitory avoidance (IA). However, previous studies have not examined the effects of HDAC inhibition in the amygdala on memory for IA. Here we show that infusion of an HDAC inhibitor (HDACi), trichostatin A (TSA), into the BLA, enhanced consolidation of IA memory in rats when given at 1...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700049/molecular-detection-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-integron-genes-in-clinical-strains-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-by-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Mansour Sedighi, Masoumeh Halajzadeh, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Noor Amirmozafari, Mohsen Heidary, Serve Pirouzi
INTRODUCTION: Infections caused by β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, are increasing globally with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of the current study was to determine antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (β-lactamase and integron genes) using multiplex PCR. METHODS: One-hundred K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from different clinical samples. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed with thirteen different antibiotics...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700048/distribution-of-the-bla-oxa-bla-veb-1-and-bla-ges-1-genes-and-resistance-patterns-of-esbl-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-hospitals-in-tehran-and-qazvin-iran
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Sahar Amirkamali, Taghi Naserpour-Farivar, Khadijeh Azarhoosh, Amir Peymani
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most common nosocomial pathogens. The emergence of extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) has been increasingly reported as a major clinical concern worldwide. The main aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of bla OXA, bla PER-1, bla VEB-1, and bla GES-1 genes among ESBL-producing P. aeruginosa isolated from two distinct provinces in Iran. METHODS: In this study, a total of 75 (27.5%) ESBL-producing isolates were identified from 273 P...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697755/spread-of-resistant-gram-negatives-in-a-sri-lankan-intensive-care-unit
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Kavinda Tissera, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Nilanthi Dissanayake, Vasanthi Pinto, Asela Ekanayake, Manjula Tennakoon, Dinuka Adasooriya, Dulmini Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Infections with multi drug resistant (MDR) organisms are a major problem in intensive care units (ICUs). Proper infection control procedures are mandatory to combat the spread of resistant organisms within ICUs. Well stablished surveillance programmes will enhance the adherence of the staff to infection control protocols. The study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using basic molecular typing methods and routine hospital data for laboratory surveillance of resistance organisms in resource limited settings...
July 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693493/comparison-of-in-house-and-commercial-real-time-pcr-based-carbapenemase-gene-detection-methods-in-enterobacteriaceae-and-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates
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M Smiljanic, M Kaase, P Ahmad-Nejad, B Ghebremedhin
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria are increasing globally and have been associated with outbreaks in hospital settings. Thus, the accurate detection of these bacteria in infections is mandatory for administering the adequate therapy and infection control measures. This study aimed to establish and evaluate a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of carbapenemase gene variants in gram-negative rods and to compare the performance with a commercial RT-PCR assay (Check-Direct CPE)...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687975/prevalence-and-drug-resistance-characteristics-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-hangzhou-china
#20
Yan Yang, Jian Chen, Di Lin, Xujian Xu, Jun Cheng, Changgui Sun
With the abuse of antimicrobial agents in developing countries, increasing number of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) attracted considerable public concern. A retrospective study was conducted based on 242 CRE strains from a tertiary hospital in Hangzhou, China to investigate prevalence and drug resistance characteristics of CRE in southeast China. Bacterial species were identified. Antimicrobial susceptibility was examined by broth microdilution method or epsilometer test. Resistant β-lactamase genes were identified by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing...
July 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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