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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778760/electrochemical-disinfection-of-groundwater-for-civil-use-an-example-of-an-effective-endogenous-advanced-oxidation-process
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Achille De Battisti, Paolo Formaglio, Sergio Ferro, Mustafa Al Aukidy, Paola Verlicchi
Lab-scale experiments using real groundwater were carried out using the CabECO® reactor system in order to evaluate its suitability for producing safe water, acceptable for civil purposes. Trials were carried out in discontinuous and in continuous mode, analyzing the influence of electrical and hydraulic process parameters on the quality of treated water. The use of highly boron-doped diamond electrodes in the reactor allowed the electrosynthesis of considerable amounts of ozone. Because of the relatively high amount of chloride in the groundwater samples, a mixture of HOCl/ClO- was also synthesized...
May 12, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777414/altered-gut-microbiota-associated-with-intestinal-disease-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus
#2
Ngoc Tuan Tran, Jing Zhang, Fan Xiong, Gui-Tang Wang, Wen-Xiang Li, Shan-Gong Wu
Gut microbiota plays a crucial importance in their host. Disturbance of the microbial structure and function is known to be associated with inflammatory intestinal disorders. Enteritis is a significant cause of high mortality in fish species, including grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus). Study regarding the association between microbial alternations and enteritis in grass carp is still absent. In this study, changes in the gut microbiota of grass carp suffering from enteritis were investigated using NGS-based 16S rRNA sequencing...
May 18, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775200/cadmium-induced-changes-in-the-production-of-siderophores-by-a-plant-growth-promoting-strain-of-pseudomonas-fulva
#3
Dominika Thiem, Michał Złoch, Renata Gadzała-Kopciuch, Sonia Szymańska, Christel Baum, Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz
The impact of increasing Cd2+ exposure on the quality and quantity of siderophores produced by a plant growth promoting Pseudomonas fulva strain was tested to gain insight into the degree of change. P. fulva was cultured in the increasing concentrations of Cd2+ (0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 mM). The secreted siderophores were separated by HPLC and characterized by UHPLC-QTOF/MS. In the presence of 2 mM Cd2+ synthesis of siderophores (hydroxamates, catecholates, phenolates) was mitigated compared to the treatments with lower concentrations of Cd2+ (0...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772761/high-concentrations-of-sodium-chloride-improve-microbicidal-activity-of-ibuprofen-against-common-cystic-fibrosis-pathogens
#4
Adrián J Muñoz, Roxana V Alasino, Ariel G Garro, Valeria Heredia, Néstor H García, David C Cremonezzi, Dante M Beltramo
Ibuprofen (IBU-H), a widely used anti-inflammatory, also shows a marked antimicrobial effect against several bacterial species, including those involved in cystic fibrosis such as Pseudomona aeruginosa , methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Burkholderia cepacia complex. Additionally, our results show significant synergy between water soluble Na-ibuprofen (IBU-Na) and ionic strength. Salt concentrations above 0.5 M modify the zeta potential promoting the action of Na-IBU; thus, with 1 M sodium chloride, IBU-Na is ten times more efficient than in the absence of ionic strength, and the minimum effective contact time is reduced from hours to minutes...
May 17, 2018: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772696/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-and-without-instillation-on-mature-biofilms-in-vitro
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Shamaila Tahir, Matthew Malone, Honghua Hu, Anand Deva, Karen Vickery
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with and without instillation (NPWTi) on in vitro mature biofilm. METHODS: Mature biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were grown under shear (130 rpm) on polycarbonate coupons in a CDC biofilm reactor for 3 days. Coupons containing biofilms were placed in a sterile petri dish and sealed using NPWT or NPWTi. Coupons were exposed to treatment for 24 h with NPWT alone or with instillation of: Povidone iodine solution (PVP-I) (10% w / v equivalent to 1% w / v available iodine, BETADINE® , Mundipharma, Singapore), surfactant based antimicrobial solution with polyhexamethylene biguanide (SBPHMB) (Prontosan® , B Braun Medical, Melsungen, Germany), Gentamicin 1 µg/mL (GM) (G1264 Sigma-Aldrich Pty Ltd...
May 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771684/antibiotic-treatment-induced-secondary-iga-deficiency-enhances-susceptibility-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pneumonia
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Oliver H Robak, Markus M Heimesaat, Andrey A Kruglov, Sandra Prepens, Justus Ninnemann, Birgitt Gutbier, Katrin Reppe, Hubertus Hochrein, Mark Suter, Carsten J Kirschning, Veena Marathe, Jan Buer, Mathias W Hornef, Markus Schnare, Pascal Schneider, Martin Witzenrath, Stefan Bereswill, Ulrich Steinhoff, Norbert Suttorp, Leif E Sander, Catherine Chaput, Bastian Opitz
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are widely used in patients on intensive care units (ICU), many of which develop hospital-acquired infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Although preceding antimicrobial therapy is known as a major risk factor for P. aeruginosa-induced pneumonia, the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here we demonstrate that depletion of the resident microbiota by broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment inhibited TLR-dependent production of a proliferation inducing ligand (APRIL), resulting in a secondary IgA deficiency in the lung in mice and human ICU patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770130/bacteriophage-infectivity-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-saline-conditions
#7
Giantommaso Scarascia, Scott A Yap, Anna H Kaksonen, Pei-Ying Hong
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous member of marine biofilm, and reduces thiosulfate to produce toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. In this study, lytic bacteriophages were isolated and applied to inhibit the growth of P. aeruginosa in planktonic mode at different temperature, pH, and salinity. Bacteriophages showed optimal infectivity at a multiplicity of infection of 10 in saline conditions, and demonstrated lytic abilities over all tested temperature (25, 30, 37, and 45°C) and pH 6-9. Planktonic P. aeruginosa exhibited significantly longer lag phase and lower specific growth rates upon exposure to bacteriophages...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769279/microbial-interactions-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-airway
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Ann M Granchelli, Frederick R Adler, Ruth H Keogh, Christiana Kartsonaki, David R Cox, Theodore G Liou
Interactions in the airway ecology of cystic fibrosis may alter organism persistence and clinical outcomes. Better understanding of such interactions could guide clinical decisions. We fitted logistic regression models using generalized estimating equations to longitudinal two-year patient cohorts in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, 2003-2011 to study associations between airway organisms present in each calendar year and their presence in the subsequent year. Models were adjusted for clinical characteristics and multiple observations per patient and tested for sensitivity to cystic fibrosis-specific treatments...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765682/effects-of-the-inclusion-of-a-mixed-psychrotrophic-bacteria-strain-for-sewage-treatment-in-constructed-wetland-in-winter-seasons
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Meizhen Tang, Zhengtao Li, Yuewei Yang, Junfeng Chen, Jie Jiang
Constructed wetlands (CWs) have been used globally in wastewater treatment for years. CWs represent an efficient ecological system which is both energy-saving and low in investment for construction and operational cost. In addition, CWs also have the advantage of being easy to operate and maintain. However, the operation of CWs at northern latitudes (both mid and high) is sometimes quite demanding, due to the inhibitory effect of low temperatures that often occur in winter. To evaluate the wastewater treatment performance of a culture of mixed Psychrotrophic bacteria strains in an integrated vertical-flow CW, the removal rates of ammonia nitrogen (NH3 -N), chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrite nitrogen [Formula: see text], nitrate nitrogen [Formula: see text] and total phosphorus (TP) were quantified at different bacterial dosages to determine the best bacterial dosage and establish kinetic degradation models of the mixed strains...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765362/tachyplesin-causes-membrane-instability-that-kills-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-by-inhibiting-the-3-ketoacyl-carrier-protein-reductase-fabg
#10
Cunbao Liu, Jialong Qi, Bin Shan, Yanbing Ma
Tachyplesin is a type of cationic β-hairpin antimicrobial peptide discovered in horseshoe crab approximately 30 years ago that is well known for both its potential antimicrobial activities against multidrug-resistant bacteria and its cytotoxicity to mammalian cells. Though its physical interactions with artificial membranes have been well studied, details of its physiological mechanism of action the physiological consequences of its action remain limited. By using the DNA-binding fluorescent dye propidium iodide to monitor membrane integrity, confocal microscopy to assess the intracellular location of FITC-tagged tachyplesin, and RNA sequencing of the differentially expressed genes in four Gram-negative bacteria ( Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae , and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ) treated with lethal or sublethal concentrations of tachyplesin, we found that compared with levofloxacin-treated bacteria, tachyplesin-treated bacteria showed significant effects on the pathways underlying unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760148/bacterial-silver-resistance-gained-by-cooperative-interspecies-redox-behavior
#11
Michael Muller
Silver has emerged as an important therapeutic option for wound infections in recent years due to its broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. The silver cation (Ag+ ), but not the bulk metal (Ag0 ), is highly toxic for most microorganisms although resistance due to genetic modification or horizontal gene transfer does occur. Pseudomonas aeruginosa , however, achieves silver resistance by producing the redox active metabolite pyocyanin that reduces Ag+ to non-toxic Ag0 Pyocyanin also possess broad spectrum antimicrobial activity...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758578/-cf-lung-disease-a-german-s3-guideline-module-2-diagnostics-and-treatment-in-chronic-infection-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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C Schwarz, B Schulte-Hubbert, J Bend, M Abele-Horn, I Baumann, W Bremer, F Brunsmann, D Dieninghoff, O Eickmeier, H Ellemunter, R Fischer, J Grosse-Onnebrink, J Hammermann, H Hebestreit, M Hogardt, C Hügel, M Hug, S Illing, A Jung, B Kahl, A Koitschev, R Mahlberg, J G Mainz, F Mattner, A Mehl, A Möller, C Muche-Borowski, T Nüßlein, M Puderbach, S Renner, E Rietschel, F C Ringshausen, S Schmidt, L Sedlacek, H Sitter, C Smaczny, B Tümmler, R Vonberg, M O Wielpütz, H Wilkens, B Wollschläger, J Zerlik, U Düesberg, S van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal-recessive genetic disease affecting approximately 8000 people in Germany. The disease is caused by mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene leading to dysfunction of CFTR, a transmembrane chloride channel. This defect causes insufficient hydration of the epithelial lining fluid which leads to chronic inflammation of the airways. Recurrent infections of the airways as well as pulmonary exacerbations aggravate chronic inflammation, lead to pulmonary fibrosis and tissue destruction up to global respiratory insufficiency, which is responsible for the mortality in over 90 % of patients...
May 2018: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755959/pvdq-quorum-quenching-acylase-attenuates-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-virulence-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-infection
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Putri D Utari, Rita Setroikromo, Barbro N Melgert, Wim J Quax
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the predominant pathogen in pulmonary infections associated with cystic fibrosis. Quorum sensing (QS) systems regulate the production of virulence factors and play an important role in the establishment of successful P. aeruginosa infections. Inhibition of the QS system (termed quorum quenching) renders the bacteria avirulent thus serving as an alternative approach in the development of novel antibiotics. Quorum quenching in Gram negative bacteria can be achieved by preventing the accumulation of N -acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) signaling molecule via enzymatic degradation...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753873/biodiversity-and-pathogenicity-of-bacteria-associated-with-the-gut-microbiota-of-beet-armyworm-spodoptera-exigua-h%C3%A3-bner-lepidoptera-noctuidae
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Ardahan Eski, İsmail Demir, Mustafa Güllü, Zihni Demirbağ
In order to find an effective and environmentally friendly biocontrol agent against Spodoptera exigua, we isolated and identified a total of 15 different bacterial species belonging to phyla Firmicutes, Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes. According to the phenotypic, genotypic and phylogenetic properties, bacterial isolates were identified as Bacillus cereus (Se1), Lysinibacillus macroides (Se2), Pseudomonas geniculata (Se3), Paenibacillus tylopili (Se4), Staphylococcus succinus (Se5), Acinetobacter soli (Se6), Chryseobacterium indologenes (Se7), Bacillus toyonensis (Se8), Serratia marcescens (Se9), Paenibacillus amylolyticus (Se10), Paenibacillus xylanexedens (Se11), Enterobacter ludwigii (Se12), Bacillus thuringiensis (Se13), Bacillus thuringiensis (Se14) and Lysinibacillus fusiformis (Se15)...
May 10, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752592/the-rate-of-endophthalmitis-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-and-its-risk-factors
#15
Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Hadi Vakili, Morteza Naderan, Alireza Lashay, Houshang Faghihi, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To study the incidence of endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy, its causative organisms, and visual acuity outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, comparative study, the medical records of patients with acute-onset postoperative endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy at Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran, during a 12-year period between January 2004 and November 2015 were reviewed. To compare the endophthalmitis patients with other cases who underwent pars plana vitrectomy at the same day and also the same operating room, a control group was developed by gathering the data from surgical records...
May 11, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752536/photoinactivation-of-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-actinidiae-in-kiwifruit-plants-by-cationic-porphyrins
#16
Diana Martins, Mariana Q Mesquita, Maria G P M S Neves, Maria A F Faustino, Luís Reis, Etelvina Figueira, Adelaide Almeida
The studied cationic porphyrins formulation allows an effective photoinactivation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in kiwifruit leaves under sunlight irradiation, without damaging the plant. Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa) is a Gram-negative phytopathogenic bacterium responsible for canker on kiwifruit plant. Over the last decade, this bacterium dramatically affected the production of this fruit worldwide, causing significant economic losses. In general, Psa control consists in the application of copper which are toxic and persist in the environment...
May 11, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752019/pseudomonas-laurylsulfatovorans-sp-nov-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-degrading-bacteria-isolated-from-the-peaty-soil-of-a-wastewater-treatment-plant
#17
Ewa M Furmanczyk, Michal A Kaminski, Leszek Lipinski, Andrzej Dziembowski, Adam Sobczak
Pseudomonas are known from their flexible degradation capabilities and their engagement in xenobiotic biotransformation and bioremediation in habitats like soil, active sludge, plant surfaces, and freshwater or marine environments. Here we present taxonomic characterization of three efficient sodium dodecyl sulfate degrading strains: AP3_10, AP3_20 and AP3_22T belonging to the genus Pseudomonas, recently isolated from peaty soil used in a biological wastewater treatment plant. Sequence analyses of 16S rRNA and housekeeping genes: gyrB, rpoD and rpoB showed that the three closely related isolates classify within the Pseudomonas jessenii subgroup...
April 11, 2018: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751512/screening-of-natural-product-derivatives-identifies-two-structurally-related-flavonoids-as-potent-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-against-gram-negative-bacteria
#18
Suvi Manner, Adyary Fallarero
Owing to the failure of conventional antibiotics in biofilm control, alternative approaches are urgently needed. Inhibition of quorum sensing (QS) represents an attractive target since it is involved in several processes essential for biofilm formation. In this study, a compound library of natural product derivatives ( n = 3040) was screened for anti-quorum sensing activity using Chromobacterium violaceum as reporter bacteria. Screening assays, based on QS-mediated violacein production and viability, were performed in parallel to identify non-bactericidal QS inhibitors (QSIs)...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751343/clavanin-a-bioconjugated-fe-3-o-4-silane-core-shell-nanoparticles-for-thermal-ablation-of-bacterial-biofilms
#19
Kalline L Ribeiro, Isaac A M Frías, Octavio L Franco, Simoni C Dias, Ailton A Sousa-Junior, Osmar N Silva, Andris F Bakuzis, Maria D L Oliveira, Cesar A S Andrade
The use of central venous catheters (CVC) is highly associated with nosocomial blood infections and its use largely requires a systematic assessment of benefits and risks. Bacterial contamination of these tubes is frequent and may result in development of microbial consortia also known as biofilm. The woven nature of biofilm provides a practical defense against antimicrobial agents, facilitating bacterial dissemination through the patient's body and development of antimicrobial resistance. In this work, the authors describe the modification of CVC tubing by immobilizing Fe3 O4 -aminosilane core-shell nanoparticles functionalized with antimicrobial peptide clavanin A (clavA) as an antimicrobial prophylactic towards Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae...
April 27, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751257/remediation-of-saline-soils-contaminated-with-crude-oil-using-the-halophyte-salicornia-persica-in-conjunction-with-hydrocarbon-degrading-bacteria
#20
Ali Ebadi, Nayer Azam Khoshkholgh Sima, Mohsen Olamaee, Maryam Hashemi, Reza Ghorbani Nasrabadi
The negative impact of salinity on plant growth and the survival of rhizosphere biota complicates the application of bioremediation to crude oil-contaminated saline soils. Here, a comparison was made between the remedial effect of treating the soil with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a salinity tolerant hydrocarbon-degrading consortium in conjunction with either the halophyte Salicornia persica or the non-halophyte Festuca arundinacea. The effect of the various treatments on salinized soils was measured by assessing the extent of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) degradation, the soil's dehydrogenase activity, the abundance of the bacteria and the level of phytotoxicity as measured by a bioassay...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
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