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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799833/plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-1-in-an-escherichia-coli-st10-bloodstream-isolate-in-the-sultanate-of-oman
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Jalila Mohsin, Tibor Pál, Jorgen Eskild Petersen, Dania Darwish, Akela Ghazawi, Tanveer Ashraf, Agnes Sonnevend
AIMS: To identify plasmid-mediated colistin resistance in clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates in Oman, where this resistance mechanism has not been encountered yet. MATERIALS/METHODS: Twenty-two colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates collected between July 2014 and June 2016 in a tertiary care hospital in Muscat were screened by PCR for the mcr-1 and mcr-2 genes. The strain identified as mcr-1 positive was genotyped and its antibiotic susceptibility was established...
August 11, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797328/co-occurrence-of-colistin-resistance-genes-mcr-1-and-mcr-3-among-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-cattle-spain-september-2015
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Marta Hernández, M Rocío Iglesias, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Alejandro Gallardo, Narciso Quijada, Pedro Miguela-Villoldo, Maria Jorge Campos, Segundo Píriz, Gema López-Orozco, Cristina de Frutos, José Luis Sáez, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Lucas Domínguez, Alberto Quesada
Colistin resistance genes mcr-3 and mcr-1 have been detected in an Escherichia coli isolate from cattle faeces in a Spanish slaughterhouse in 2015. The sequences of both genes hybridised to same plasmid band of ca 250 kb, although colistin resistance was non-mobilisable. The isolate was producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and belonged to serotype O9:H10 and sequence type ST533. Here we report an mcr-3 gene detected in Europe following earlier reports from Asia and the United States.
August 3, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797325/plasmid-borne-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-3-in-salmonella-isolates-from-human-infections-denmark-2009-17
#3
Eva Litrup, Kristoffer Kiil, Anette M Hammerum, Louise Roer, Eva M Nielsen, Mia Torpdahl
This report describes one Salmonella isolate harbouring both mcr-1 and mcr-3. We also found nine other Salmonella isolates positive for the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene, mcr-3. The strains were isolated from patients in Denmark between 2009 and 2017 and five of the patients had travelled to Asia. In addition to mcr-3, all strains were found positive for blaTEM-1, strA, strB, sul2 and tet(A) or tet(B), and most strains were positive for blaCTX-M-55 and qnrS.
August 3, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783436/a-multi-channel-open-tubular-enzyme-reactor-on-line-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-for-detecting-ricin
#4
Ole Kristian Brandtzæg, Bent Tore Røen, Siri Enger, Elsa Lundanes, Steven Ray Wilson
For counter-terrorism purposes, a selective nano liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS) platform was developed for detecting the highly lethal protein ricin from castor bean extract. Manual sample preparation steps were omitted by implementing a trypsin/Lys C enzyme-immobilized multi-channel reactor (MCR) consisting of 126 channels (8 µm inner diameter in all channels) that performed on-line digestion of proteins (5 minute reaction time, instead of 4-16 hours in previous in-solution methods). Reduction and alkylation steps were not required...
August 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782705/investigation-of-potential-risk-factors-for-the-occurrence-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-german-fattening-pig-farms-harbouring-the-mcr-1-colistin-resistance-gene
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Katja Hille, Nicole Roschanski, Inga Ruddat, Johanna Woydt, Maria Hartmann, Uwe Rösler, Lothar Kreienbrock
Within the scope of a cross-sectional investigation on fattening pig farms conducted in 2011 and 2012, 48 fattening farms in different agricultural regions of Germany were studied. Primary cultures of boot swabs and collective faecal samples were stored at -80°C and screened for the presence of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene. The laboratory results were linked to farm related data collected via questionnaire. We used logistic regression models to investigate the association between occurrence of mcr-1 and farm related data...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780361/untreated-urban-waste-contaminates-indian-river-sediments-with-resistance-genes-to-last-resort-antibiotics
#6
Nachiket P Marathe, Chandan Pal, Swapnil S Gaikwad, Viktor Jonsson, Erik Kristiansson, D G Joakim Larsson
Efficient sewage treatment is critical for limiting environmental transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In many low and middle income countries, however, large proportions of sewage are still released untreated into receiving water bodies. In-depth knowledge of how such discharges of untreated urban waste influences the environmental resistome is largely lacking. Here, we highlight the impact of uncontrolled discharge of partially treated and/or untreated wastewater on the structure of bacterial communities and resistome of sediments collected from Mutha river flowing through Pune city in India...
July 25, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780246/detection-and-genetic-features-of-mcr-1-producing-plasmid-in-human-escherichia-coli-infection-in-south-korea
#7
Eun Sil Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Su-Jin Park, Mi-Na Kim, Sung-Han Kim, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Jun Hee Woo, Jin-Yong Jeong, Yang Soo Kim
The plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, was identified for the first time from a hospitalized patient in South Korea. The mcr-1 gene was successfully transferred to E. coli J53 recipient and conferred resistance to colistin in the recipient. The mcr-1-harboring plasmid possessed a typical IncI2 group and did not have the mcr-1-associated ISApl1 element.
July 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780184/emergence-of-a-colistin-resistant-escherichia-coli-clinical-isolate-harboring-mcr-1-in-japan
#8
Tatsuya Tada, Kohei Uechi, Isamu Nakasone, Kayo Shimada, Masashi Nakamatsu, Teruo Kirikae, Jiro Fujita
The mcr-1 is a gene encoding a phosphoethanolamine transferase, which confers resistance to colistin by transferring phosphoethanolamine to lipid A. We describe here the emergence of a colistin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolate harboring plasmid-mediated mcr-1 in Japan. The isolate belonged to ST5702 and is suspected to come from livestock and transmitted to human. This is the first report of a clinical isolate harboring mcr-1 in Japan.
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777086/1-12%C3%A2-%C3%A3-resolution-crystal-structure-of-the-catalytic-domain-of-the-plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-determinant-mcr-2
#9
Katie Coates, Timothy R Walsh, James Spencer, Philip Hinchliffe
MCR-2 confers resistance to colistin, a `last-line' antibiotic against extensively resistant Gram-negative pathogens. It is a plasmid-encoded phosphoethanolamine transferase that is closely related to MCR-1. To understand the diversity in the MCR family, the 1.12 Å resolution crystal structure of the catalytic domain of MCR-2 was determined. Variable amino acids are located distant from both the di-zinc active site and the membrane-proximal face. The exceptionally high resolution will provide an accurate starting model for further mechanistic studies...
August 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768732/evaluation-of-a-new-commercial-microarray-platform-for-the-simultaneous-detection-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-mcr-1-2-genes-in-enterobacteriaceae
#10
Odette J Bernasconi, Luigi Principe, Regula Tinguely, Aneta Karczmarek, Vincent Perreten, Francesco Luzzaro, Andrea Endimiani
The worldwide prevalence of infections due to Gram-negative bacteria co-resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and carbapenems is worrisome.….
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757017/characterization-of-ndm-5-positive-extensively-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-dairy-cows
#11
Tao He, Ruicheng Wei, Lili Zhang, Lichang Sun, Maoda Pang, Ran Wang, Yang Wang
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of blaNDM-5 gene in Escherichia coli isolates from dairy cows and to characterize the molecular traits of the blaNDM-5-positive isolates. A total of 169 cows were sampled (169 feces and 169 raw milk samples) in three dairy farms in Jiangsu Province and 203 E. coli isolates were recovered. Among these strains, three isolates carried blaNDM-5 gene, including one co-harboring mcr-1, which belonged to sequence type 446 and the other two belonged to ST2. Susceptibility testing revealed that the three blaNDM-5-positive isolates showed extensive resistance to antimicrobials...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756705/raman-microspectroscopic-mapping-with-multivariate-curve-resolution-alternating-least-squares-mcr-als-applied-to-the-high-pressure-polymorph-of-titanium-dioxide-tio2-ii
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Joseph P Smith, Frank C Smith, Joshua Ottaway, Alexandra E Krull-Davatzes, Bruce M Simonson, Billy P Glass, Karl S Booksh
The high-pressure, α-PbO2-structured polymorph of titanium dioxide (TiO2-II) was recently identified in micrometer-sized grains recovered from four Neoarchean spherule layers deposited between ∼2.65 and ∼2.54 billion years ago. Several lines of evidence support the interpretation that these layers represent distal impact ejecta layers. The presence of shock-induced TiO2-II provides physical evidence to further support an impact origin for these spherule layers. Detailed characterization of the distribution of TiO2-II in these grains may be useful for correlating the layers, estimating the paleodistances of the layers from their source craters, and providing insight into the formation of the TiO2-II...
August 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756262/analytical-investigation-of-different-mathematical-approaches-utilizing-manipulation-of-ratio-spectra
#13
Essam Eldin A Osman
This work represents a comparative study of different approaches of manipulating ratio spectra, applied on a binary mixture of ciprofloxacin HCl and dexamethasone sodium phosphate co-formulated as ear drops. The proposed new spectrophotometric methods are: ratio difference spectrophotometric method (RDSM), amplitude center method (ACM), first derivative of the ratio spectra ((1)DD) and mean centering of ratio spectra (MCR). The proposed methods were checked using laboratory-prepared mixtures and were successfully applied for the analysis of pharmaceutical formulation containing the cited drugs...
July 19, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748397/activity-of-the-novel-siderophore-cephalosporin-cefiderocol-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-pathogens
#14
J Dobias, V Dénervaud-Tendon, L Poirel, P Nordmann
The novel siderophore cephalosporin cefiderocol (S-649266) with potent activity against Gram-negative pathogens was recently developed (Shionogi & Co., Ltd.). Here, we evaluated the activity of this new molecule and comparators against a collection of previously characterized Gram-negative isolates using broth microdilution panels. A total of 753 clinical multidrug-resistant Gram-negative isolates collected from hospitals worldwide were tested against cefiderocol and antibiotic comparators (ceftolozane-tazobactam [CT], meropenem [MEM], ceftazidime [CAZ], ceftazidime-avibactam [CZA], colistin [CST], aztreonam [ATM], amikacin [AMK], ciprofloxacin [CIP], cefepime [FEP], and tigecycline [TGC]) for their susceptibility...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747703/linking-the-morphological-and-metabolomic-response-of-lactuca-sativa-l-exposed-to-emerging-contaminants-using-gc%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-gc-ms-and-chemometric-tools
#15
Carlos Hurtado, Hadi Parastar, Víctor Matamoros, Benjamín Piña, Romà Tauler, Josep M Bayona
The occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in irrigation waters (up to low μg L(-1)) and irrigated crops (ng g(-1) in dry weight) has been reported, but the linkage between plant morphological changes and plant metabolomic response has not yet been addressed. In this study, a non-targeted metabolomic analysis was performed on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) exposed to 11 CECs (pharmaceuticals, personal care products, anticorrosive agents and surfactants) by irrigation. The plants were watered with different CEC concentrations (0-50 µg L(-1)) for 34 days under controlled conditions and then harvested, extracted, derivatised and analysed by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (GC × GC-TOFMS)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744270/occurrence-of-the-mcr-1-colistin-resistance-gene-and-other-clinically-relevant-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-microbial-populations-at-different-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-germany
#16
Norman Hembach, Ferdinand Schmid, Johannes Alexander, Christian Hiller, Eike T Rogall, Thomas Schwartz
Seven wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with different population equivalents and catchment areas were screened for the prevalence of the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 mediating resistance against last resort antibiotic polymyxin E. The abundance of the plasmid-associated mcr-1 gene in total microbial populations during water treatment processes was quantitatively analyzed by qPCR analyses. The presence of the colistin resistance gene was documented for all of the influent wastewater samples of the seven WWTPs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743810/polymyxin-combinations-combat-escherichia-coli-harboring-mcr-1-and-blandm-5-preparation-for-a-postantibiotic-era
#17
Zackery P Bulman, Liang Chen, Thomas J Walsh, Michael J Satlin, Yuli Qian, Jürgen B Bulitta, Charles A Peloquin, Patricia N Holden, Roger L Nation, Jian Li, Barry N Kreiswirth, Brian T Tsuji
The rapid increase of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria has resurrected the importance of the polymyxin antibiotics. The recent discovery of plasmid-mediated polymyxin resistance (mcr-1) in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae serves as an important indicator that the golden era of antibiotics is under serious threat. We assessed the bacterial killing of 15 different FDA-approved antibiotics alone and in combination with polymyxin B in time-killing experiments against Escherichia coli MCR1_NJ, the first reported isolate in the United States to coharbor mcr-1 and a New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase gene (blaNDM-5)...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739785/emergence-of-mcr-1-in-raoultella-ornithinolytica-and-escherichia-coli-from-retail-vegetables-china
#18
Juan Luo, Xu Yao, Luchao Lv, Yohei Doi, Xiuyu Huang, Sicheng Huang, Jian-Hua Liu
The presence of mcr-1 among Enterobacteriaceae isolates collected from retail vegetables in China between 2015 and 2016 were investigated. Two Raoultella ornithinolytica and seven Escherichia coli strains recovered from lettuce and tomato samples were identified as MCR-1-producers. Similar to isolates from animals and humans, the mcr-1 gene was located on the IncHI2/ST3, IncI2 or IncX4 plasmids. The presence of MCR-1-producing organisms in ready-to-eat food samples represents a serious risk for human health...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
#19
Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730149/review-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-the-indian-ocean-commission-a-human-and-animal-health-issue
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Noellie Gay, Olivier Belmonte, Jean-Marc Collard, Mohamed Halifa, Mohammad Iqbal Issack, Saindou Mindjae, Philippe Palmyre, Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Harena Rasamoelina, Loïc Flachet, Laurent Filleul, Eric Cardinale
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to human, animal health, and environment worldwide. For human, transmission occurred through a variety of routes both in health-care settings and community. In animals, AMR was reported in livestock, pets, and wildlife; transmission of AMR can be zoonotic with the probably most important route being foodborne transmission. The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), composed of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion (France), and Seychelles recognized the surveillance of AMR in both animal and human as a main public health priority for the region...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
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