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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443249/francisella-tularensis-susceptibility-to-antibiotics-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-data-obtained-in-vitro-and-in-animal-models
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Yvan Caspar, Max Maurin
The antibiotic classes that are recommended for tularaemia treatment are the aminoglycosides, the fluoroquinolones and the tetracyclines. However, cure rates vary between 60 and 100% depending on the antibiotic used, the time to appropriate antibiotic therapy setup and its duration, and the presence of complications, such as lymph node suppuration. Thus, antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) of F. tularensis strains remains of primary importance for detection of the emergence of antibiotic resistances to first-line drugs, and to test new therapeutic alternatives...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439036/reclassification-of-the-specialized-metabolite-producer-pseudomonas-mesoacidophila-atcc-31433-as-a-member-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
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E Joel Loveridge, Cerith Jones, Matthew J Bull, Suzy C Moody, Małgorzata W Kahl, Zainab Khan, Louis Neilson, Marina Tomeva, Sarah E Adams, Andrew C Wood, Daniel Rodriguez-Martin, Ingrid Pinel, Julian Parkhill, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, John Crosby
Pseudomonas mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 is a Gram-negative bacterium, first isolated from Japanese soil samples, which produces the monobactam isosulfazecin and the β-lactam potentiating bulgecins. To characterize the biosynthetic potential of P. mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 its complete genome was determined using single molecule real time DNA sequence analysis. The 7.8 Mb genome comprised four replicons: three chromosomal, each encoding ribosomal RNA, and one plasmid. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that P...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438900/definition-of-the-nature-and-hapten-threshold-of-the-%C3%AE-lactam-antigen-required-for-t-cell-activation-in-vitro-and-in-patients
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Xiaoli Meng, Zaid Al-Attar, Fiazia S Yaseen, Rosalind Jenkins, Caroline Earnshaw, Paul Whitaker, Daniel Peckham, Neil S French, Dean J Naisbitt, B Kevin Park
Covalent modification of protein by drugs may disrupt self-tolerance, leading to lymphocyte activation. Until now, determination of the threshold required for this process has not been possible. Therefore, we performed quantitative mass spectrometric analyses to define the epitopes formed in tolerant and hypersensitive patients taking the β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin and the threshold required for T cell activation. A hydrolyzed piperacillin hapten was detected on four lysine residues of human serum albumin (HSA) isolated from tolerant patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420242/high-prevalence-of-ndm-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-among-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-%C3%A4-solates
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Yeliz Çetinkol, Cemal Sandalli, Mustafa Kerem Çalgin, Arzu Altunçekiç Yildirim, Esma Akyildiz, Esin Karaman, Ayşegül Çopur Çiçek
Resistance to β-lactams in Enterobacteriaceae has been increasing worldwide. This study aimed to determine the frequency of β-lactamase genes and antibiotic resistance rates of 140 extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolates obtained from urinary tract infection in Ordu Province, Turkey. Isolates were identified by classic methods and by automated system. ESBL production was confirmed by double disk synergy test and antimicrobial susceptibility was investigated by disk diffusion method...
April 19, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418653/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-the-first-triple-inhibitors-of-human-topoisomerase-1-tyrosyl-dna-phosphodiesterase-1-tdp1-and-tyrosyl-dna-phosphodiesterase-2-tdp2
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Ping Wang, Mohamed S A Elsayed, Caroline B Plescia, Azhar Ravji, Christophe E Redon, Evgeny Kiselev, Christophe Marchand, Olga Zeleznik, Keli Agama, Yves Pommier, Mark Cushman
Tdp1 and Tdp2 are two tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterases that can repair damaged DNA resulting from topoisomerase inhibitors and a variety of other DNA-damaging agents. Both Tdp1 and Tdp2 inhibition could hypothetically potentiate the cytotoxicities of topoisomerase inhibitors. This study reports the successful structure-based design and synthesis of new 7-azaindenoisoquinolines that act as triple inhibitors of Top1, Tdp1, and Tdp2. Enzyme inhibitory data and cytotoxicity data from human cancer cell cultures establish that modification of the lactam side chain of the 7-azaindenoisoquinolines can modulate their inhibitory potencies and selectivities vs Top1, Tdp1, and Tdp2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416542/high-resolution-melting-analysis-for-the-rapid-detection-of-sequence-type-131-escherichia-coli
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Lucas B Harrison, Nancy D Hanson
IntroductionE. coli belonging to sequence type 131 clonal complex (ST131) have been associated with the global distribution of fluoroquinolone and β-lactam resistance. Whole genome sequencing and multi-locus sequence typing identify sequence type but are expensive when evaluating large numbers of samples. This study was designed to develop a cost-effective screening tool using high resolution melting (HRM) analysis to differentiate ST131 from non-ST-131 E. coli in large sample populations in the absence of sequence analysis...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396541/antibiotic-resistance-markers-in-strain-bp1651-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-identified-by-genome-sequence-analysis
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Julia V Bugrysheva, David Sue, Jay E Gee, Mindy G Elrod, Alex R Hoffmaster, Linnell B Randall, Sunisa Chirakul, Apichai Tuanyok, Herbert P Schweizer, Linda M Weigel
Burkholderia pseudomallei Bp1651 is resistant to several classes of antibiotics that are usually effective for treatment of melioidosis including β-lactams such as penicillins (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid), cephalosporins (ceftazidime), carbapenems (imipenem and meropenem), as well as tetracyclines and sulfonamides. We sequenced, assembled, and annotated the Bp1651 genome, and analyzed the sequence using comparative genomic analyses with susceptible strains, keyword searches of the annotation, publicly available antimicrobial resistance prediction tools, and published reports...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396219/novel-synthesis-of-steroidal-oximes-and-lactams-and-their-biological-evaluation-as-antiproliferative-agents
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Roxana Martínez-Pascual, Socorro Meza-Reyes, José Luis Vega-Baez, Penélope Merino-Montiel, José M Padrón, Ángel Mendoza, Sara Montiel-Smith
A novel three-step methodology to obtain 6a-aza-B-homo steroidal lactams has been developed starting from the easily available cholesterol and pregnenolone. In addition, a new procedure for the synthesis of a 6a-aza-B-homo steroidal lactam analog of vespertilin, starting from diosgenin has been established. In both synthetic pathways, the key intermediate is a hydroxyimino derivative obtained in a one- or two-step sequence from the starting materials. These methods avoid the use of hazardous oxidant agents in the process...
April 7, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378243/prolonged-suppressive-antibiotic-therapy-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-elderly-a-national-multicentre-cohort-study
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V Prendki, T Ferry, P Sergent, E Oziol, E Forestier, T Fraisse, S Tounes, S Ansart, J Gaillat, S Bayle, O Ruyer, F Borlot, G Le Falher, B Simorre, F-A Dauchy, S Greffe, T Bauer, E N Bell, B Martha, M Martinot, M Froidure, M Buisson, A Waldner, X Lemaire, A Bosseray, M Maillet, V Charvet, A Barrelet, B Wyplosz, M Noaillon, E Denes, E Beretti, M Berlioz-Thibal, V Meyssonnier, E Fourniols, L Tliba, A Eden, M Jean, C Arvieux, K Guignery-Kadri, C Ronde-Oustau, Y Hansmann, A Belkacem, F Bouchand, G Gavazzi, F Herrmann, J Stirnemann, A Dinh
During prosthetic joint infection (PJI), optimal surgical management with exchange of the device is sometimes impossible, especially in the elderly population. Thus, prolonged suppressive antibiotic therapy (PSAT) is the only option to prevent acute sepsis, but little is known about this strategy. We aimed to describe the characteristics, outcome and tolerance of PSAT in elderly patients with PJI. We performed a national cross-sectional cohort study of patients >75 years old and treated with PSAT for PJI...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347610/abundance-of-antibiotics-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-bacterial-community-composition-in-wastewater-effluents-from-different-romanian-hospitals
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Edina Szekeres, Andreea Baricz, Cecilia Maria Chiriac, Anca Farkas, Ocsana Opris, Maria-Loredana Soran, Adrian-Stefan Andrei, Knut Rudi, Jose Luis Balcázar, Nicolae Dragos, Cristian Coman
Antimicrobial resistance represents a growing and significant public health threat, which requires a global response to develop effective strategies and mitigate the emergence and spread of this phenomenon in clinical and environmental settings. We investigated, therefore, the occurrence and abundance of several antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), as well as bacterial community composition in wastewater effluents from different hospitals located in the Cluj County, Romania. Antibiotic concentrations ranged between 3...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341517/enhancement-of-bactericidal-activity-against-group-b-streptococci-with-reduced-penicillin-susceptibility-by-uptake-of-gentamicin-into-cells-resulting-from-combination-with-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics
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Yoshifumi Ebara, Miyuki Morozumi, Mamiko Sato, Nobuko Moritoki, Meiwa Toyofuku, Misako Takata, Mitsuru Murata, Kimiko Ubukata, Satoshi Iwata
Combined effects of penicillin (PEN) and gentamicin (GM) against Streptococcus agalactiae, i.e. group B streptococci (GBS), are known to occur, but synergy has not been examined in strains with reduced PEN susceptibility, usually called PEN-resistant GBS (PRGBS). We therefore studied combined effects of β-lactam antibiotics and GM in cultures of 3 PRGBS strains belonging to serotype Ia or III that were isolated from Japanese adults with invasive infections. Killing kinetics were determined at 2-h intervals from 0 to 6 h after exposure to ampicillin (AMP) or cefotaxime (CTX) combined with GM...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329088/short-course-adjunctive-gentamicin-as-empirical-therapy-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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David S Y Ong, Jos F Frencken, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, Nicole Juffermans, Tom van der Poll, Marc Bonten, Olaf Cremer
Background.: Meta-analyses failed to demonstrate clinical benefits of beta lactam plus aminoglycoside combination therapy, compared to beta lactam monotherapy, in patients with sepsis. However, few data exist on the effects of short-course adjunctive aminoglycoside therapy in sepsis patients with organ failure or shock. Methods.: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients with severe sepsis or septic shock in two intensive care units in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2015...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318702/antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-clinical-characteristics-and-the-presence-of-clostridium-difficile
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A Rodríguez-Varón, O M Muñoz, J Pulido-Arenas, S B Amado, M Tobón-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Evidence in Colombia and Latin America has been insufficient for establishing the clinical characteristics of patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). The present study attempts to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with AAD and to determine the presence of Clostridium difficile, utilizing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with AAD, managed at the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio in Bogotá, Colombia, were evaluated...
March 18, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295617/carbapenemases-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-hospitals-of-two-regions-of-southern-italy
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Carla Calia, Carlo Pazzani, Marta Oliva, Maria Scrascia, Piero Lovreglio, Carmen Capolongo, Anna Maria Dionisi, Adriana Chiarelli, Rosa Monno
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections are reported with increasing frequency elsewhere in the world, representing a worrying phenomenon for global health. In Italy, there are hotspot data on the diffusion and type of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and K. pneumoniae in particular, with very few data coming from Apulia and Basilicata, two regions of Southern Italy. This study was aimed at characterizing by phenotypic and genotypic methods carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae isolated from several Hospitals of Apulia and Basilicata, Southern Italy...
March 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293036/naphthacemycins-novel-circumventors-of-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance-in-mrsa-produced-by-streptomyces-sp-kb-3346-5-ii-structure-elucidation
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Atsushi Fukumoto, Yong-Pil Kim, Masato Iwatsuki, Tomoyasu Hirose, Toshiaki Sunazuka, Hideaki Hanaki, Satoshi Ōmura, Kazuro Shiomi
Seventeen new compounds, naphthacemycins A1-A11, B1-B4 and C1-C2, were isolated from a cultured broth of Streptomyces sp. KB-3346-5 during screening for circumventors of β-lactam resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic studies, including NMR and X-ray crystallographic analysis. The naphthacemycin A series has a new skeleton displaying a 7-phenylnaphthacene-5,6,11(12H)-trione. In contrast, the quinone moiety of the A series is changed to dehydroxyquinol in the B series and to a semiquinone-like structure in the C series...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288581/prevalence-virulence-factor-genes-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-bacillus-cereus-sensu-lato-isolated-from-dairy-farms-and-traditional-dairy-products
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James Owusu-Kwarteng, Alhassan Wuni, Fortune Akabanda, Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Lene Jespersen
BACKGROUND: B. cereus are of particular interest in food safety and public health because of their capacity to cause food spoilage and disease through the production of various toxins. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, virulence factor genes and antibiotic resistance profile of B. cereus sensu lato isolated from cattle grazing soils and dairy products in Ghana. A total of 114 samples made up of 25 soil collected from cattle grazing farm land, 30 raw milk, 28 nunu (yoghurt-like product) and 31 woagashie (West African soft cheese)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270082/%C3%AE-lactam-structured-4-4-methylsulfonyl-phenyl-1-pentyl-3-phenoxyazetidin-2-one-selectively-targets-cancerous-b-lymphocyte-mitochondria
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Nahal Pirahmadi, Afshin Zarghi, Ahmad Salimi, Hadi Arefi, Jalal Pourahmad
β lactam-structured Cox-2 inhibitors, possesses anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effects. In this research, the actions of a synthetic β lactam-structured Cox-2 inhibitor with 4-(4- (Methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-1-pentyl-3-phenoxyazetidin-2-one on cellular viability of cancerous lymphoblast obtained from patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and normal lymphocytes obtained from healthy donors were compared.%the cell viability of cancerouslymphoblasts and normal lymphocytes treated with β lactam derivatives were assayed with MTT test...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264560/overcoming-an-extremely-drug-resistant-xdr-pathogen-avibactam-restores-susceptibility-to-ceftazidime-for-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-isolates-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Scott A Becka, Elise T Zeiser, Nozomi Ohuchi, Maria F Mojica, Julian A Gatta, Monica Falleni, Delfina Tosi, Elisa Borghi, Marisa L Winkler, Brigid M Wilson, John J LiPuma, Michiyoshi Nukaga, Robert A Bonomo
Burkholderia multivorans is a significant health threat to persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). Infections are difficult to treat as this pathogen is inherently resistant to multiple antibiotics. Susceptibility testing of isolates obtained from CF respiratory cultures revealed that single agents selected from different antibiotic classes were unable to inhibit growth. However, all isolates were found to be susceptible to ceftazidime when combined with the novel non-β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor, avibactam (all minimum inhibitor concentrations (MICs) were ≤8 mg/L of ceftazidime and 4 mg/L of avibactam)...
March 30, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257899/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-mechanisms-and-capsular-serotypes-of-current-invasive-streptococcus-agalactiae-recovered-in-the-usa
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B J Metcalf, S Chochua, R E Gertz, P A Hawkins, J Ricaldi, Z Li, H Walker, T Tran, J Rivers, S Mathis, D Jackson, A Glennen, R Lynfield, L McGee, B Beall
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate and exploit a whole genome sequence (WGS) bioinformatics pipeline for predicting antimicrobial resistance and capsular serotypes from invasive group B streptococci (iGBS). METHODS: For 1975 iGBS recovered during 2015 from CDC's Active Bacterial Core surveillance, we compared pipeline predictions with broth dilution testing. Fifty-six isolates from earlier surveillance were included for testing β-lactams. Conventional serotyping was compared to WGS-based assignments for 302 isolates...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254699/%C3%AE-lactam-analogues-of-combretastatin-a-4-prevent-metabolic-inactivation-by-glucuronidation-in-chemoresistant-ht-29-colon-cancer-cells
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Azizah M Malebari, Lisa M Greene, Seema M Nathwani, Darren Fayne, Niamh M O'Boyle, Shu Wang, Brendan Twamley, Daniela M Zisterer, Mary J Meegan
Glucuronidation by uridine 5-diphosphoglucuronosyl transferase enzymes (UGTs) is a cause of intrinsic drug resistance in cancer cells. Glucuronidation of combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) was previously identified as a mechanism of resistance in hepatocellular cancer cells. Herein, we propose chemical manipulation of β-lactam bridged analogues of Combretastatin A-4 as a novel means of overcoming drug resistance associated with glucuronidation due to the expression of UGTs in the CA-4 resistant human colon cancer HT-29 cells...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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