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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073080/impact-of-environmental-factors-on-the-culturability-and-viability-of-listeria-monocytogenes-under-conditions-encountered-in-food-processing-plants
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Anaïs Overney, Joséphine Jacques-André-Coquin, Patricia Ng, Brigitte Carpentier, Laurent Guillier, Olivier Firmesse
The ability of Listeria monocytogenes to adhere to and persist on surfaces for months or even years may be responsible for its transmission from contaminated surfaces to food products. Hence the necessity to find effective means to prevent the establishment of L. monocytogenes in food processing environments. The aim of this study was to assess, through a fractional experimental design, the environmental factors that could affect the survival of L. monocytogenes cells on surfaces to thereby prevent the persistence of this pathogen in conditions mimicking those encountered in food processing plants: culture with smoked salmon juice or meat exudate, use of two materials with different hygiene status, biofilm of L...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049020/eradication-ofpseudomonas-aeruginosacells-by-cathodic-electrochemical-currents-delivered-with-graphite-electrodes
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Tagbo H R Niepa, Hao Wang, Jeremy L Gilbert, Dacheng Ren
Antibiotic resistance is a major challenge to the treatment of bacterial infections associated with medical devices and biomaterials. One important intrinsic mechanism of such resistance is the formation of persister cells that are phenotypic variants of microorganisms and highly tolerant to antibiotics. Recently, we reported a new approach to eradicating persister cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using low-level direct electrochemical current (DC) and synergy with the antibiotic tobramycin. To further understand the underlying mechanism and develop this technology toward possible medical applications, we investigated the electricidal activities of non-metallic biomaterial on persister and biofilm cells of P...
December 31, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046077/an-oxygen-sensing-two-component-system-in-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-regulates-biofilm-intracellular-invasion-and-pathogenicity
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Matthew M Schaefers, Tiffany L Liao, Nicole M Boisvert, Damien Roux, Deborah Yoder-Himes, Gregory P Priebe
Burkholderia dolosa is a member of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC), which is a group of bacteria that cause chronic lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can be associated with outbreaks carrying high morbidity and mortality. While investigating the genomic diversity of B. dolosa strains collected from an outbreak among CF patients, we previously identified fixL as a gene showing signs of strong positive selection. This gene has homology to fixL of the rhizobial FixL/FixJ two-component system...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043500/design-and-development-of-novel-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis
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Rudraraju Srilakshmi Reshma, Perumal Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: "The captain of all these men of death", is the apt sobriquet for the age-old disease tuberculosis (TB). Despite the availability of many drugs, cases of increasing resistance in the forms of multi-drug and extensively drug-resistant TB and persistence [characteristic of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)] make the eradication of TB a nightmare. Approval of bedaquiline by the Food and Drug Administration focused attention on quinoline scaffolds for development of new anti-TB agents...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031194/azithromycin-ciprofloxacin-impregnated-urinary-catheters-avert-bacterial-colonization-biofilm-formation-and-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-foreign-body-associated-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Hina Saini, Anitha Vadekeetil, Sanjay Chhibber, Kusum Harjai
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a multifaceted pathogen causing a variety of biofilm-mediated infections including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). High prevalence of CAUTIs in hospitals, their clinical manifestations like urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, meningitis, urosepsis, death; and economic challenges underscore the need for management of these infections. Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with dual drugs seems an interesting approach to combat CAUTIs by inhibiting biofilm...
December 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026958/human-%C3%AE-defensin-6-self-assembly-prevents-adhesion-and-suppresses-virulence-traits-of-candida-albicans
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Phoom Chairatana, I-Ling Chiang, Elizabeth M Nolan
HD6 is a host-defense peptide that contributes to intestinal innate immunity and mediates homeostasis at mucosal surfaces by forming non-covalent oligomers that capture bacteria and prevent bacterial invasion into the epithelium. Our present work illustrates a new role of HD6 in defending the host epithelium against pathogenic microorganisms. We report that HD6 blocks Candida albicans adhesion to human intestinal epithelial cells and suppresses two C. albicans virulence traits, namely invasion into human epithelial cells and biofilm formation...
December 27, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019691/biofilm-detection-by-wound-blotting-can-predict-slough-development-in-pressure-ulcers-a-prospective-observational-study
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Gojiro Nakagami, Gregory Schultz, Daniel J Gibson, Priscilla Phillips, Aya Kitamura, Takeo Minematsu, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Akitatsu Hayashi, Sanae Sasaki, Junko Sugama, Hiromi Sanada
Bacteria have been found to form multicellular aggregates which have collectively been termed "biofilms". It is hypothesized that biofilm formation is a means to protect bacterial cells including protection form the immune response of humans. This protective mechanism is believed to explain persistent chronic wound infections. At times, the biofilms are abundant enough to see, and remove by simple wiping. However, recent evidence has shown that the removal of these visible portions are not sufficient, and that biofilms can continue to form even with daily wiping...
December 26, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995274/emergence-of-life-on-earth-a-physicochemical-jigsaw-puzzle
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Jan Spitzer
We review physicochemical factors and processes that describe how cellular life can emerge from prebiotic chemical matter; they are: (1) prebiotic Earth is a multicomponent and multiphase reservoir of chemical compounds, to which (2) Earth-Moon rotations deliver two kinds of regular cycling energies: diurnal electromagnetic radiation and seawater tides. (3) Emerging colloidal phases cyclically nucleate and agglomerate in seawater and consolidate as geochemical sediments in tidal zones, creating a matrix of microspaces...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974734/anti-biofilm-and-anti-%C3%AE-lactamase-activities-of-burdock-root-extract-and-chlorogeneic-acid-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Satish Kumar Rajasekharan, Samiraj Ramesh, Ann Susan Satish, Jintae Lee
Small phytochemicals have been successfully adopted as antibacterial chemotherapies and are being increasingly viewed as potential antibiofilm agents. Some of these molecules are known to repress biofilm and toxin production by certain bacterial and yeast pathogens, but information is lacking with regard to the genes allied with biofilm formation. The present study was performed to investigate the inhibitory effect of burdock root extract (BRE) and of chlorogenic acid (CGA; a component of BRE) on clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974249/elimination-of-naegleria-fowleri-from-bulk-water-and-biofilm-in-an-operational-drinking-water-distribution-system
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Haylea C Miller, Matthew J Morgan, Jason T Wylie, Anna H Kaksonen, David Sutton, Kalan Braun, Geoffrey J Puzon
Global incidence of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis cases associated with domestic drinking water is increasing. The need for understanding disinfectant regimes capable of eliminating the causative microorganism, Naegleria fowleri, from bulk water and pipe wall biofilms is critical. This field study demonstrated the successful elimination of N. fowleri from the bulk water and pipe wall biofilm of a persistently colonised operational drinking water distribution system (DWDS), and the prevention of further re-colonisation...
November 27, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974013/a-narrative-review-of-microbial-biofilm-in-postoperative-surgical-site-infections-clinical-presentation-and-treatment
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C E Edmiston, A J McBain, M Kiernan, D J Leaper
OBJECTIVE: The global impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) on health-care systems is considerable: many are related to the formation of a microbial biofilm. Biofilm plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of implantable device-related infections and are also important in persistent postoperative skin and soft tissue wound infections. METHOD: PubMed and OVID databases were searched for relevant articles regarding biofilm-associated infection in surgery, including epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and management...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966398/eradicating-bacterial-biofilms-with-natural-products-and-their-inspired-analogues-that-operate-through-unique-mechanisms
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Aaron T Garrison, Robert W Huigens Iii
Bacterial biofilms are surface-attached communities of slow- or non-replicating bacterial cells that display high levels of tolerance toward conventional antibiotic therapies. It is important to know that our entire arsenal of conventional antibiotics originated from screens used to identify inhibitors of bacterial growth, so it should be little surprise that our arsenal of growth-inhibiting agents have little effect on persistent biofilms. Despite this current state, a diverse collection of natural products and their related or inspired synthetic analogues are emerging that have the ability to kill persistent bacterial biofilms and persister cells in stationary cultures...
December 14, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939941/the-toxin-antitoxin-system-dartg-catalyzes-reversible-adp-ribosylation-of-dna
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Gytis Jankevicius, Antonio Ariza, Marijan Ahel, Ivan Ahel
The discovery and study of toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems helps us advance our understanding of the strategies prokaryotes employ to regulate cellular processes related to the general stress response, such as defense against phages, growth control, biofilm formation, persistence, and programmed cell death. Here we identify and characterize a TA system found in various bacteria, including the global pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The toxin of the system (DarT) is a domain of unknown function (DUF) 4433, and the antitoxin (DarG) a macrodomain protein...
December 15, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939675/repurposing-the-anticancer-drug-mitomycin-c-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-acinetobacter-baumannii-infections
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Martha Yumiko Cruz-Muñiz, Luis Esau López-Jacome, Melissa Hernández-Durán, Rafael Franco-Cendejas, Paula Licona-Limón, Jose Luis Ramos-Balderas, Mariano Martinéz-Vázquez, Javier A Belmont-Díaz, Thomas K Wood, Rodolfo García-Contreras
Acinetobacter baumannii is an emergent opportunistic bacterial pathogen responsible for recalcitrant infections owing to its high intrinsic tolerance to most antibiotics; therefore, suitable strategies to treat these infections are needed. One plausible approach is the repurposing of drugs that are already in use. Among them, anticancer drugs may be especially useful due their cytotoxic activities and ample similarities between bacterial infections and growing tumours. In this work, the effectiveness of four anticancer drugs on the growth of A...
January 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925693/identification-of-n-arylated-nh125-analogues-as-rapid-eradicating-agents-against-mrsa-persister-cells-and-potent-biofilm-killers-of-gram-positive-pathogens
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Yasmeen Abouelhassan, Akash Basak, Hussain Yousaf, Robert William Huigens Iii
Bacterial biofilms housing dormant persister cells are innately tolerant to antibiotics and disinfectants, yet several membrane-active agents are known to eradicate tolerant bacterial cells. NH125, a membrane-active persister-killer and starting point for development, led to the identification of N-arylated analogues 1 and 2 and displayed improved biofilm-killing potencies and rapid persister-killing activities in stationary cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We found 1 and 2 to be superior to other membrane-active agents in biofilm eradication assays with 1 demonstrating minimum biofilm eradication concentrations (MBEC) of 23...
December 7, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922945/staphylococcal-biofilms-and-immune-polarization-during-prosthetic-joint-infection
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Casey M Gries, Tammy Kielian
Staphylococcal species are a leading cause of community- and nosocomial-acquired infections, where the placement of foreign materials increases infection risk. Indwelling medical devices and prosthetic implants are targets for staphylococcal cell adherence and biofilm formation. Biofilm products actively suppress proinflammatory microbicidal responses, as evident by macrophage polarization toward an anti-inflammatory phenotype and the recruitment of myeloid-derived suppressor cells. With the rise in prosthetic hip and knee arthroplasty procedures, together with the recalcitrance of biofilm infections to antibiotic therapy, it is imperative to better understand the mechanism of crosstalk between biofilm-associated bacteria and host immune cells...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921270/halogenated-indoles-eradicate-bacterial-persister-cells-and-biofilms
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Jin-Hyung Lee, Yong-Guy Kim, Giyeon Gwon, Thomas K Wood, Jintae Lee
The emergence of antibiotic resistance has necessitated new therapeutic approaches to combat recalcitrant bacterial infections. Persister cells, often found in biofilms, are metabolically dormant, and thus, are highly tolerant to all traditional antibiotics and represent a major drug resistance mechanism. In the present study, 36 diverse indole derivatives were investigated with the aim of identifying novel compounds that inhibit persisters and biofilm formation by Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920769/transcriptional-profiling-of-type-ii-toxin-antitoxin-genes-of-helicobacter-pylori-under-different-environmental-conditions-identification-of-hp0967-hp0968-system
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María G Cárdenas-Mondragón, Miguel A Ares, Leonardo G Panunzi, Sabino Pacheco, Margarita Camorlinga-Ponce, Jorge A Girón, Javier Torres, Miguel A De la Cruz
Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the human gastric mucosa and is responsible for causing peptic ulcers and gastric carcinoma. The expression of virulence factors allows the persistence of H. pylori in the stomach, which results in a chronic, sometimes uncontrolled inflammatory response. Type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems have emerged as important virulence factors in many pathogenic bacteria. Three type II TA systems have previously been identified in the genome of H. pylori 26695: HP0315-HP0316, HP0892-HP0893, and HP0894-HP0895...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919900/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-and-cysteamine-new-strategies-against-mixed-biofilms-of-non-encapsulated-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae
#19
Mirian Domenech, Ernesto García
Acute otitis media, a polymicrobial disease of the middle ear cavity of children, is a significant public health problem worldwide. It is most frequently caused by encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae, although the widespread use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines is apparently producing an increase in carriage of non-encapsulated S. pneumoniae Frequently, pneumococci and H. influenzae live together in the human nasopharynx forming a self-produced biofilm. Biofilms represent a global medical challenge since the inherent antibiotic resistance of their producers demands the use of high doses of antibiotics over prolonged periods...
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910884/the-hha-tomb-toxin-antitoxin-system-shows-conditional-toxicity-and-promotes-persister-cell-formation-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-like-death-in-s-typhimurium
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Sangeeta Jaiswal, Prajita Paul, Chandrashekhar Padhi, Shilpa Ray, Daniel Ryan, Shantoshini Dash, Mrutyunjay Suar
Toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules are two component "addictive" genetic elements found on either plasmid or bacterial chromosome, sometimes on both. TA systems perform a wide range of functions like biofilm formation, persistence, programmed cell death, phage abortive infection etc. Salmonella has been reported to contain several such TA systems. However, the hemolysin expression modulating protein (Hha) and its adjacent uncharacterized hypothetical protein TomB (previously known as YbaJ), have not been listed as a TA module in Salmonella...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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