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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348586/analogues-of-disulfides-from-allium-stipitatum-demonstrate-potent-anti-tubercular-activities-through-drug-efflux-pump-and-biofilm-inhibition
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Cynthia A Danquah, Eleftheria Kakagianni, Proma Khondkar, Arundhati Maitra, Mukhlesur Rahman, Dimitrios Evangelopoulos, Timothy D McHugh, Paul Stapleton, John Malkinson, Sanjib Bhakta, Simon Gibbons
Disulfides from Allium stipitatum, commonly known as Persian shallot, were previously reported to possess antibacterial properties. Analogues of these compounds, produced by S-methylthiolation of appropriate thiols using S-methyl methanethiosulfonate, exhibited antimicrobial activity, with one compound inhibiting the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at 17 µM (4 mg L-1) and other compounds inhibiting Escherichia coli and multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Staphylococcus aureus at concentrations ranging between 32-138 µM (8-32 mg L-1)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325735/whole-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-potential-novel-mechanisms-of-low-level-linezolid-resistance-in-enterococcus-faecalis
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Ruoyi Hua, Yun Xia, Wenyao Wu, Jia Yan, Mi Yang
Linezolid is an oxazolidinone antibiotic commonly used to treat serious infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. Recently, low-level linezolid resistant Enterococcus faecalis strains have emerged worldwide, but the resistant mechanisms remain undefined. Whole-transcriptome profiling was performed on an E. faecalis strain P10748 with low-level linezolid resistance in comparison with a linezolid-susceptible strain 3138 and the standard control strain ATCC29212. The functions of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were predicted, with some DEGs potentially involved in drug resistance were validated by PCR and quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
January 8, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311083/aspergillus-fumigatus-afssn3-afssn8-pair-reverse-regulates-azole-resistance-by-conferring-extracellular-polysaccharide-sphingolipid-pathway-intermediates-and-efflux-pumps-to-biofilm
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Nanbiao Long, Liping Zeng, Shanlei Qiao, Lei Li, Guowei Zhong
Antifungal treatment is often ineffectual, which is partly contributed by biofilm. In this study, combined forward and reverse genetics strategy, we identified the nucleus-localized AfSsn3 and its partner AfSsn8, which constituting a cdk8-cyclin pair, are required for azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus Deletion of Afssn3 led to increased absorption and utilization of glucose and amino acids. Interestingly, absorption and utilization of glucose accelerated the extracellular polysaccharide formation, while utilization of the amino acids serine, threonine and glycine increased sphingolipid pathway intermediates accumulation...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180529/the-abc-of-biofilm-drug-tolerance-the-merr-like-regulator-brlr-is-an-activator-of-abc-transport-systems-with-pa1874-77-contributing-to-the-tolerance-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-to-tobramycin
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Bandita Poudyal, Karin Sauer
A hallmark of biofilms is their tolerance to killing by antimicrobial agents. In P. aeruginosa, biofilm drug tolerance requires the c-di-GMP responsive, MerR transcriptional regulator BrlR. However, the mechanism by which BrlR mediates biofilm drug tolerance has not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that BrlR activates the expression of at least 7 ABC transport systems, including PA1874-77, with ChIP and DNA binding assays confirming BrlR binding to the promoter region of PA1874-77. Insertional inactivation of the 7 ABC transport systems rendered P...
November 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163396/synergistic-antifungal-effect-of-fluconazole-combined-with-licofelone-against-resistant-candida-albicans
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Xinning Liu, Tao Li, Decai Wang, Yilei Yang, Wenwen Sun, Jianqiao Liu, Shujuan Sun
Candida albicans (C. albicans) is one of the important opportunistic fungal pathogens that is closely associated with disseminated or chronic infections. The objective of this study is to evaluate the synergistic antifungal effect of licofelone, which is dual microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase/lipoxygenase (mPGES-1/LOX) inhibitor in combination with fluconazole against C. albicans. Here our results showed that licofelone (16 μg/mL) can synergistically work with fluconazole (1 μg/mL) against planktonic cells of fluconazole-resistant C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095142/high-mortality-of-bloodstream-infection-outbreak-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-p-aeruginosa-producing-spm-1-in-a-bone-marrow-transplant-unit
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Lucas Chaves, Lísia Moura Tomich, Matias Salomão, Gleice Cristina Leite, Jessica Ramos, Roberta Ruedas Martins, Camila Rizek, Patricia Neves, Marjorie Vieira Batista, Ulysses Amigo, Thais Guimaraes, Anna Sara Levin, Silvia Figueiredo Costa
PURPOSE: Carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa is increasing worldwide. In Brazil, SPM-1 is the main P. aeruginosa carbapenemase identified. Little is known about the virulence factor in SPM-1 clones.Methodolgy. We describe a carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa bloodstream infection (CRPa-BSI) outbreak in a bone marrow transplant Unit (BMT). Twenty-nine CRPa-BSI cases were compared to 58 controls. Microbiological characteristics of isolates, such as sensitivity, carbapenemase gene PCR for P...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046665/boeravinone-b-a-novel-dual-inhibitor-of-nora-bacterial-efflux-pump-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-human-p-glycoprotein-reduces-the-biofilm-formation-and-intracellular-invasion-of-bacteria
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Samsher Singh, Nitin P Kalia, Prashant Joshi, Ajay Kumar, Parduman R Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Sandip B Bharate, Inshad A Khan
This study elucidated the role of boeravinone B, a NorA multidrug efflux pump inhibitor, in biofilm inhibition. The effects of boeravinone B plus ciprofloxacin, a NorA substrate, were evaluated in NorA-overexpressing, wild-type, and knocked-out Staphylococcus aureus (SA-1199B, SA-1199, and SA-K1758, respectively). The mechanism of action was confirmed using the ethidium bromide accumulation and efflux assay. The role of boeravinone B as a human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibitor was examined in the LS-180 (colon cancer) cell line...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970736/comment-on-effect-of-biofilm-formation-by-clinical-isolates-of-helicobacter-pylori-on-the-efflux-mediated-resistance-to-commonly-used-antibiotics
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COMMENT
Evangelos I Kazakos, Nick Dorrell, Stergios A Polyzos, Georgia Deretzi, Jannis Kountouras
Attaran et al([1]) have recently shown that decreased susceptibility of established Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) biofilms to specific antibiotics, was associated with the overtly enhanced transcription of two efflux pump genes, hp1165 and hefA, involved in specific resistance to tetracycline and multiple antibiotics, respectively. Apart from antibiotic exposure, secretion of multiple antimicrobial peptides, such as human β-defensins (hβDs), by the gastric epithelium upon Hp challenge, may act as early triggering events that positively impact biofilm formation and thus, antibiotic resistance...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959742/the-biofilm-inhibitor-carolacton-enters-gram-negative-cells-studies-using-a-tolc-deficient-strain-of-escherichia-coli
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Jannik Donner, Michael Reck, Boyke Bunk, Michael Jarek, Constantin Benjamin App, Jan P Meier-Kolthoff, Jörg Overmann, Rolf Müller, Andreas Kirschning, Irene Wagner-Döbler
The myxobacterial secondary metabolite carolacton inhibits growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae and kills biofilm cells of the caries- and endocarditis-associated pathogen Streptococcus mutans at nanomolar concentrations. Here, we studied the response to carolacton of an Escherichia coli strain that lacked the outer membrane protein TolC. Whole-genome sequencing of the laboratory E. coli strain TolC revealed the integration of an insertion element, IS5, at the tolC locus and a close phylogenetic relationship to the ancient E...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951477/a-novel-calcium-uptake-transporter-of-uncharacterized-p-type-atpase-family-supplies-calcium-for-cell-surface-integrity-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Hemant Kumar Gupta, Shruti Shrivastava, Rakesh Sharma
Ca(2+) plays an important role in the physiology of bacteria. Intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations are tightly maintained in the nanomolar range. Molecular mechanisms of Ca(2+) uptake in bacteria remain elusive. Here we show that CtpE is responsible for Ca(2+) uptake in Mycobacterium smegmatis It represents a previously uncharacterized P-type ATPase family in bacteria. Disruption of ctpE in M. smegmatis resulted in a mutant with impaired growth under Ca(2+)-deficient conditions. The growth defect of the mutant could be rescued by Ca(2+) or by ectopic expression of ctpE from M...
September 26, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943366/gentamicin-synergizes-with-azoles-against-resistant-candida-albicans
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Mengjiao Lu, Cuixiang Yu, Xueyan Cui, Jinyi Shi, Lei Yuan, Shujuan Sun
Candida species are the primary opportunistic pathogens of nosocomial fungal infections, causing both superficial and life-threatening systemic infections. Combination therapy for fungal infections has attracted considerable attention, especially for those caused by drug-resistant fungi. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, has a weak antifungal activity against Fusarium. The aim of this study was to investigate the interactions of gentamicin with azoles against the Candida species and the underlying mechanism...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939900/fluoxetine-and-thioridazine-inhibit-efflux-and-attenuate-crystalline-biofilm-formation-by-proteus-mirabilis
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Jonathan Nzakizwanayo, Paola Scavone, Shirin Jamshidi, Joseph A Hawthorne, Harriet Pelling, Cinzia Dedi, Jonathan P Salvage, Charlotte K Hind, Fergus M Guppy, Lara M Barnes, Bhavik A Patel, Khondaker M Rahman, Mark J Sutton, Brian V Jones
Proteus mirabilis forms extensive crystalline biofilms on indwelling urethral catheters that block urine flow and lead to serious clinical complications. The Bcr/CflA efflux system has previously been identified as important for development of P. mirabilis crystalline biofilms, highlighting the potential for efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs) to control catheter blockage. Here we evaluate the potential for drugs already used in human medicine (fluoxetine and thioridazine) to act as EPIs in P. mirabilis, and control crystalline biofilm formation...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916560/cmeabc-multidrug-efflux-pump-contributes-to-antibiotic-resistance-and-promotes-campylobacter-jejuni-survival-and-multiplication-in-acanthamoeba-polyphaga
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Ana Vieira, Amritha Ramesh, Alan M Seddon, Andrey V Karlyshev
Campylobacter jejuni is a foodborne pathogen recognized as the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis. The wide use of antibiotics in medicine and in animal husbandry has led to an increased incidence of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter In addition to a role in multidrug resistance, the Campylobacter CmeABC RND-type efflux pump, which is associated with multidrug resistance (MDR), may also be involved in virulence. As a vehicle of pathogenic microorganisms, the protozoan Acanthamoeba is a good model for the investigation of bacterial survival in the environment and molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity...
September 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893777/modulation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-response-to-antimicrobials-by-the-candida-albicans-quorum-sensing-molecule-farnesol
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Eric F Kong, Christina Tsui, Sona Kucharíková, Patrick Van Dijck, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk
In microbial biofilms, microorganisms utilize secreted signaling chemical molecules to coordinate their collective behavior. Farnesol is a quorum-sensing molecule secreted by the fungal species Candida albicans, shown to play a central physiological role during fungal biofilm growth. Our pervious in vitro and in vivo studies characterized an intricate interaction between C. albicans and the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, as these species co-exist in biofilm. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of farnesol on S...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890187/kinetic-analysis-of-the-inhibition-of-the-drug-efflux-protein-acrb-using-surface-plasmon-resonance
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Rumana Mowla, Yinhu Wang, Shutao Ma, Henrietta Venter
Multidrug efflux protein complexes such as AcrAB-TolC from Escherichia coli are paramount in multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria and are also implicated in other processes such as virulence and biofilm formation. Hence efflux pump inhibition, as a means to reverse antimicrobial resistance in clinically relevant pathogens, has gained increased momentum over the past two decades. Significant advances in the structural and functional analysis of AcrB have informed the selection of efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs)...
September 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885721/targeting-intracellular-staphylococcus-aureus-to-lower-recurrence-of-orthopaedic-infection
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Devendra H Dusane, Douglas Kyrouac, Iris Petersen, Luke Bushrow, Jason H Calhoun, Jeffrey F Granger, Laura S Phieffer, Paul Stoodley
Staphylococcus aureus is often found in orthopaedic infections and may be protected from commonly prescribed antibiotics by forming biofilms or growing intracellularly within osteoblasts. To investigate the effect of non-antibiotic compounds in conjunction with antibiotics to clear intracellular and biofilm forming S. aureus causing osteomyelitis. SAOS-2 osteoblast-like cell lines were infected with S. aureus BB1279. Antibiotics (vancomycin, VAN; and dicloxacillin, DICLOX), bacterial efflux pump inhibitors (piperine, PIP; carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone, CCCP) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2) were evaluated individually and in combination to kill intracellular bacteria...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870262/virulence-factors-antifungal-susceptibility-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-azole-resistance-among-candida-parapsilosis-complex-isolates-recovered-from-clinical-specimens
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Sourour Neji, Ines Hadrich, Houaida Trabelsi, Salma Abbes, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hayet Sellami, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the biofilm formation, the extracellular enzymatic activities of 182 clinical isolates of the Candida parapsilosis complex. METHODS: Molecular identification of the C. parapsilosis species complex was performed using PCR RFLP of SADH gene and PCR sequencing of ITS region. The susceptibility of ours isolates to antifungal agents and molecular mechanisms underlying azole resistance were evaluated. RESULTS: 63...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866739/effect-of-sodium-chloride-on-surface-associated-motility-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-the-role-of-aders-two-component-system
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P Malaka De Silva, Ayush Kumar
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important bacterial pathogen whose resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern worldwide. Among a wide array of resistance mechanisms displayed by A. baumannii, energy-dependent efflux of antibiotics by proteins belonging the resistance-nodulation-division family serves as an important one. AdeABC pump has been shown to be active in various clinical isolates. Regulation of this pump is controlled by the AdeRS two-component system. In this study, we show that the AdeRS system, in addition to modulating A...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854668/current-and-future-therapies-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Wynne D Smith, Emmanuelle Bardin, Loren Cameron, Claire L Edmondson, Katie V Farrant, Isaac Martin, Ronan A Murphy, Odel Soren, Andrew R Turnbull, Natasha Wierre-Gore, Eric W Alton, Jacob G Bundy, Andrew Bush, Gary J Connett, Saul N Faust, Alain Filloux, Paul S Freemont, Andrew L Jones, Zoltan Takats, Jeremy S Webb, Huw D Williams, Jane C Davies
Pseudomonas aeruginosa opportunistically infects the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis and causes significant morbidity and mortality. Initial infection can often be eradicated though requires prompt detection and adequate treatment. Intermittent and then chronic infection occurs in the majority of patients. Better detection of P. aeruginosa infection using biomarkers may enable more successful eradication before chronic infection is established. In chronic infection P. aeruginosa adapts to avoid immune clearance and resist antibiotics via efflux pumps, β-lactamase expression, reduced porins and switching to a biofilm lifestyle...
August 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852815/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-major-facilitator-superfamily-transporters
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REVIEW
Ping Li, Yinzhong Gu, Jiang Li, Longxiang Xie, Xue Li, Jianping Xie
The cell membrane or biofilm serve as permeable barrier for xenobiotics to maintain the homeostasis of cells or bacterial community. Transport systems are essential for the uptake of nutrients and substances necessary for biofilm formation, efflux of deleterious compounds, as well as communication between cells and environment. Major facilitator superfamily (MFS) represents the largest secondary transporter family and is responsible for the transport of a broad spectrum of substrates with diverse physiochemical properties by utilizing the energy stored in electrochemical gradient across the membrane...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
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