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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231526/enhanced-identification-of-%C3%AE-lactamases-and-its-classes-using-sequence-physicochemical-and-evolutionary-information-with-sequence-feature-characterization-of-the-classes
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Abhigyan Nath, S Karthikeyan
β-lactamases provides one of the most successful means of evading the therapeutic effects of β lactam class of antibiotics by many gram positive and gram negative bacteria. On the basis of sequence identity, β-lactamases have been identified into four distinct classes- A, B, C and D. The classes A, C and D are the serine β-lactamases and class B is the metallo-lactamse. In the present study, we developed a two stage cascade classification system. The first-stage performs the classification of β-lactamases from non-β-lactamases and the second-stage performs the further classification of β-lactamases into four different β-lactamase classes...
February 14, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225277/daryamide-analogues-from-a-marine-derived-streptomyces-species
#2
Peng Fu, Scott La, John B MacMillan
Three new cyclohexene amine derivatives, daryamides D-F (1-3), a new arylamine derivative, carpatamide D (4), and a new ornithine lactamization derivative, ornilactam A (5), were isolated from the marine-derived Streptomyces strain SNE-011. Their structures, including absolute configurations, were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and chemical methods. The carpatamide skeleton could be considered as the biosynthetic precursor of the daryamides.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220736/antibiotic-prescription-patterns-of-south-african-general-medical-practitioners-for-treatment-of-acute-bronchitis
#3
N B Q Ncube, G C Solanki, T Kredo, R Lalloo
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a significant public health problem. Prudent use of antibiotics is crucial in reducing this resistance. Acute bronchitis is a common reason for consultations with general medical practitioners, and antibiotics are often prescribed even though guidelines recommend not prescribing them for uncomplicated acute bronchitis. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the antibiotic prescription patterns of South African (SA) general medical practitioners in the treatment of acute bronchitis...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219704/%C3%AE-lactam-hypersensitivity-involves-expansion-of-circulating-and-skin-resident-th22-cells
#4
Andrew Sullivan, Eryi Wang, John Farrell, Paul Whitaker, Lee Faulkner, Daniel Peckham, B Kevin Park, Dean J Naisbitt
BACKGROUND: β-lactam hypersensitivity has been classified according to the phenotype and function of drug-specific T-cells; however, new T-cell subsets have not been considered. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was use piperacillin as a model of β-lactam hypersensitivity to study the nature of the drug-specific T-cell response induced in the blood and skin of hypersensitive patients and healthy volunteers. METHODS: Drug-specific T-cells were cloned from blood and inflamed skin and cellular phenotype and function was explored...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208282/general-sensitive-detecting-strategy-of-ions-through-plasmonic-resonance-energy-transfer-from-gold-nanoparticles-to-rhodamine-spirolactam
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Ming Xuan Gao, Hong Yan Zou, Yuan Fang Li, Cheng Zhi Huang
Plasmonic resonance energy transfer (PRET), which occurs between the plasmonic nanoparticles and organic dyes, has significant potential in target sensing chemistry owing to its sensitivity at the single nanoparticle level. In this contribution, by using AuNPs, which has localized surface plasmonic resonance light scattering (LSPR-LS) around 550 nm, as the donor of PRET, a general sensitive detecting strategy of ions were developed. Targets can specifically react with a ring-close structured rhodamine spirolactam, which was prepared from rhodamines in the presence of different primary amine wherein the option of the primary amine is up to the targets, forming ring-open structured rhodamine spirolactam with the strong absorption around 550 nm...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207813/interacting-networks-of-resistance-virulence-and-core-machinery-genes-identified-by-genome-wide-epistasis-analysis
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Marcin J Skwark, Nicholas J Croucher, Santeri Puranen, Claire Chewapreecha, Maiju Pesonen, Ying Ying Xu, Paul Turner, Simon R Harris, Stephen B Beres, James M Musser, Julian Parkhill, Stephen D Bentley, Erik Aurell, Jukka Corander
Recent advances in the scale and diversity of population genomic datasets for bacteria now provide the potential for genome-wide patterns of co-evolution to be studied at the resolution of individual bases. Here we describe a new statistical method, genomeDCA, which uses recent advances in computational structural biology to identify the polymorphic loci under the strongest co-evolutionary pressures. We apply genomeDCA to two large population data sets representing the major human pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) and Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus)...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197321/discovery-of-novel-allosteric-hcv-ns5b-inhibitors-2-lactam-containing-thiophene-carboxylates
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Pan Li, Warren Dorsch, David J Lauffer, Darius Bilimoria, Nathalie Chauret, John J Court, Sanjoy Kumar Das, Francois Denis, Nagraj Mani, Suganthini Nanthakumar, Olivier Nicolas, B Govinda Rao, Steven Ronkin, Subajini Selliah, Rebecca S Shawgo, Ralph Stearns, Qing Tang, Nathan D Waal, Jeremy Green
Lomibuvir (1) is a non-nucleoside, allosteric inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase with demonstrated clinical efficacy. Further development efforts within this class of inhibitor focused on improving the antiviral activity and physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties. Recently, we reported the development of this series, leading to compound 2, a molecule with comparable potency and an improved physicochemical profile relative to 1. Further exploration of the amino amide-derived side chain led to a series of lactam derivatives, inspired by the X-ray crystal structure of related thiophene carboxylate inhibitors...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194411/antibiotic-resistance-of-campylobacter-recovered-from-faeces-and-carcasses-of-healthy-livestock
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Akosua B Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H Frimpong, Karen A Krogfelt
Campylobacter is of major significance in food safety and human and veterinary medicine. This study highlighted resistance situation in the area of veterinary public health in Ghana. Using selective mCCDA agar, isolates were confirmed phenotypically on API CAMPY and genotypically by multiplex PCR of IpxA gene. The susceptibility profile of species to common and relevant antibiotics was determined by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. Cattle, sheep, goat, and pig faecal samples analysed, respectively, yielded 13...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167541/can-ceftazidime-avibactam-and-aztreonam-overcome-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance-conferred-by-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Steven Marshall, Andrea M Hujer, Laura J Rojas, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Romney M Humphries, Brad Spellberg, Kristine M Hujer, Emma K Marshall, Susan D Rudin, Federico Perez, Brigid M Wilson, Ronald B Wasserman, Linda Chikowski, David L Paterson, Alejandro J Vila, David van Duin, Barry N Kreiswirth, Henry F Chambers, Vance G Fowler, Michael R Jacobs, Mark E Pulse, William J Weiss, Robert A Bonomo
Based upon knowledge of the hydrolytic profile of major β-lactamases found in Gram negative bacteria, we tested the effectiveness of the combination of ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ/AVI) with aztreonam (ATM) against carbapenem-resistant enteric bacteria possessing metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs). Disk-diffusion and agar based antimicrobial susceptibility testing were initially performed to determine the in vitro efficacy of a unique combination of CAZ/AVI and ATM against 21 representative Enterobacteriaceae isolates with a complex molecular background that included blaIMP, blaNDM, blaOXA-48, blaCTX-M, blaAmpC, and combinations thereof...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159290/effective-determination-of-ampicillin-in-cow-milk-using-a-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-sorbent-for-sample-preconcentration
#10
B Soledad-Rodríguez, P Fernández-Hernando, R M Garcinuño-Martínez, J S Durand-Alegría
The aim of this study was to prepare molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) with ampicillin (AMP) and to evaluate the feasibility of these materials for being used as solid phase extraction sorbent for the selective preconcentration and determination of AMP in cow milk samples. MIPs were synthesized by bulk polymerization using methacrylic acid or methyl methacrylate as monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as cross-linker at different ratios. Characterization of the MIPs were carried out by Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry...
June 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126265/-study-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-a-general-acute-care-hospital-2002-2013
#11
Ana M Togneri, Laura B Podestá, Marcela P Pérez, Gabriela M Santiso
A twelve-year retrospective review of Staphylococcus aureus infections in adult and pediatric patients (AP and PP respectively) assisted in the Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos Evita in Lanús was performed to determine the incidence, foci of infection, the source of infection and to analyze the profile of antimicrobial resistance. An amount of 2125 cases of infection in AP and 361 in PP were documented. The incidence in AP decreased significantly in the last three years (χi(2); p<0.05); in PP it increased significantly during the last five years (χ(2); p<0...
January 23, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120977/synthesis-of-regioregular-%C3%AF-conjugated-polymers-consisting-of-a-lactam-moiety-via-direct-heteroarylation-polymerization
#12
Yunping Huang, Nannan Zheng, Zhenfeng Wang, Lei Ying, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
Regioregular polymers based on an asymmetric dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyridin-5(4H)-one (TN) unit that consists of a lactam moiety were synthesized via palladium-catalyzed direct heteroarylation polymerization. The random orientation of the lactam moiety can be prevented by carefully designing the monomers with tailored molecular structures. It is noted that connecting the TN unit in different fashions generates substructures in the polymer backbone with different electronic structures. Compared to the random counterparts, the regioregular homopolymers exhibit dramatically discrepant optical properties and electronic structures, while the variations in the copolymers are less distinguished...
January 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118569/molecular-and-quantum-mechanical-study-for-the-separation-of-cefprozil-in-the-presence-of-its-alkaline-degradation-product-using-rp-hplc-with-uv-detection
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Mohammed W I Nassar, Khalid A M Attia, Mohamed B El-Zeiny, Ahmed Serag
A reversed-phase HPLC method (RP-HPLC) with UV detection was developed and validated for the quantitative determinationof cefprozil, a second-generation cephalosporin. Due to β-lactam ring instability under alkaline conditions, this RP-HPLC method was applied for the determination of cefprozil in the presence of its possible degradation product. The interactions that govern the separation process with stationary phase were investigated at both molecular and quantum mechanical levels. Moreover, electrostatic potential maps were generated to determine the sites of interaction with mobile phase...
November 17, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108677/in-vitro-susceptibility-to-19-agents-other-than-%C3%AE-lactams-among-third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-recovered-on-hospital-admission
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A Mischnik, P Baumert, A Hamprecht, A M Rohde, S Peter, S Feihl, J Knobloch, H Gölz, A Kola, B Obermann, C Querbach, M Willmann, F Gebhardt, E Tacconelli, P Gastmeier, H Seifert, W V Kern
OBJECTIVES: As part of the multicentre Antibiotic Therapy Optimisation Study, MIC values of 19 non-β-lactam agents were determined for third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species and Enterobacter species (3GCREB) isolates collected in German hospitals. METHODS: A total of 328 E. coli, 35 Klebsiella spp. (1 Klebsiella oxytoca and 34 Klebsiella pneumoniae) and 16 Enterobacter spp. (1 Enterobacter aerogenes and 15 Enterobacter cloacae) isolates were submitted to broth microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing with the MICRONAUT system...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108091/implementation-of-a-simple-innovative-system-for-postprescription-antibiotic-review-based-on-computerized-tools-with-shared-access
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F Bouchand, A Dinh, A L Roux, B Davido, H Michelon, M Lepainteur, B Legendre, F El Sayed, I Pierre, J Salomon, C Lawrence, C Perronne, M Villart, A-C Crémieux
BACKGROUND: Controlling antibiotic use in healthcare establishments limits their consumption and the emergence of bacterial resistance. AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of an innovative antibiotic stewardship strategy implemented over three years in a university hospital. METHODS: An antimicrobial multi-disciplinary team (AMT) [pharmacist, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist (IDS)] conducted a postprescription review. Specific coding of targeted antibiotics (including broad-spectrum β-lactams, glycopeptides, lipopeptides, fluoroquinolones and carbapenems) in the computerized physician order entry allowed recording of all new prescriptions...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078559/empirical-combination-of-a-%C3%AE-lactam-to-vancomycin-may-not-improve-outcomes-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-compared-to-vancomycin-monotherapy
#16
G E Park, J-H Ko, S Y Cho, Y E Ha, N Y Lee, C-I Kang, D R Chung, J-H Song, K R Peck
To evaluate effect of empirical combination of a β-lactam to vancomycin and vancomycin monotherapy in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MSSA-B), we conducted a retrospective cohort study. Electronic medical records of individuals who were diagnosed with MSSA-B between January 2005 and February 2015 at a tertiary care center were reviewed. Patients were classified into three groups according to empirical antibiotic regimen (BL group, β-lactam; VAN group, vancomycin; BV group, combination of β-lactam and vancomycin), and 30-day all-cause mortality of each group was compared...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077672/potentiation-of-ceftazidime-by-avibactam-against-%C3%AE-lactam-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-an-in-vitro-infection-model
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Sherwin K B Sy, Luning Zhuang, Marie-Eve Beaudoin, Philipp Kircher, Maria A M Tabosa, Noely C T Cavalcanti, Christian Grunwitz, Sebastian Pieper, Virna J Schuck, Wright W Nichols, Hartmut Derendorf
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the in vitro pharmacodynamics of combinations of ceftazidime and the non-β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor, avibactam, against ceftazidime-, piperacillin/tazobactam- and meropenem-multiresistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa by a quantitative time-kill method. METHODS: MICs of ceftazidime plus 0-16 mg/L avibactam were determined against eight isolates of P. aeruginosa Single-compartment, 24 h time-kill kinetics were investigated for three isolates at 0-16 mg/L avibactam with ceftazidime at 0...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056274/-serotype-identification-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-the-weishan-area-in-shandong-province-china
#18
C C Shao, B Hu, Z W Bi, Z Q Kou, M Fang, B L Chen, Z Q Bi
Objective: To determine the serotypes and drug resistance profiles of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in animal stools from the Weishan area in Shandong Province, China. To provide the basis for further study. Methods: Five hundred animal stool samples (from pigs, cattle, sheep, dogs and birds) were collected from the Weishan area and STEC strains were isolated from these samples. Strains were serotyped by a serum agglutination test, and their drug resistance profiles were determined through antimicrobial sensitivity experiments...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052449/new-iminophosphorane-au-i-complexes-as-efficient-catalysts-for-the-cycloisomerization-of-alkynyl-amides-under-air-room-temperature-and-in-aqueous-or-eutectic-mixture-solutions
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Joaquin García-Álvarez, María Jesús Rodríguez-Álvarez, Cristian Vidal, Javier Borge, Sören Schumacher
New iminophosphorane-phosphine Au(I) complexes [AuCl(κ1-P-Ph2PCH2P{=NP(=S)(OR)2}Ph2)] (3a-b) and [Au2Cl2(μ2-P,S-Ph2PCH2P{=NP(=S)(OR)2}Ph2)] (4a-b) probed to be general, very efficient and recyclable (up to four consecutive runs) catalysts for the cycloisomerization of alkynyl amides using water or choline chloride-based eutectic mixtures as green solvents. Remarkably, this cycloisomerization reaction took place under mild conditions (small catalyst loading, at room temperature and in the absence of co-catalysts or protecting atmosphere) giving rise to the corresponding alkylidene lactams by employing an efficient and sustainable methodology...
January 3, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040165/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genetic-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-recovered-from-frozen-game-meat
#20
Rafael H Mateus-Vargas, Viktoria Atanassova, Felix Reich, Günter Klein
The increasing number of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae both in veterinary and human medicine, the dissemination of these bacteria in several environments and their possible repercussions on human health is causing concern. Game meat is usually seen as free of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current antimicrobial susceptibility status in generic Escherichia coli isolated from packed frozen game meat from a game handling establishment in Germany. A total of 229 E...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
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