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Kai Zhou, Wei Yu, Ping Shen, Haifeng Lu, Baohong Wang, John W A Rossen, Yonghong Xiao
Genetic determinants of a clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate (KP1814) coproducing IMP-4 and a rare ESBL gene SFO-1 was investigated. KP1814 belongs to a novel sequence type (ST) assigned to ST2270. WGS identified four circular DNA sequences in KP1814, including two multidrug-resistance (MDR) plasmids, one virulence plasmid, and one circular form. The MDR plasmid pKP1814-1 (299.9 Kb) is untypeable, and carries two large mosaic multiresistance regions (MRRs). bla SFO-1 and bla IMP-4 co-exists on MRR1, and bla SFO-1 is associated with an IS/Tn-independent genetic context...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Fang Dong, Jie Lu, Yan Wang, Jin Shi, Jing Hui Zhen, Ping Chu, Yang Zhen, Shu Jing Han, Yong Li Guo, Wen Qi Song
OBJECTIVE: To characterize carbapenem (CPM)-non-susceptible Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) and carbape-nemase produced by these strains isolated from Beijing Children's Hospital based on a five-year surveillance. METHODS: The Minimal Inhibition Concentration values for 15 antibiotics were assessed using the Phonix100 compact system. PCR amplification and DNA sequencing were used to detect genes encoding carbapenemases. WHONET 5.6 was finally used for resistance analysis...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
Yan Yang, Jian Chen, Di Lin, Xujian Xu, Jun Cheng, Changgui Sun
With the abuse of antimicrobial agents in developing countries, increasing number of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) attracted considerable public concern. A retrospective study was conducted based on 242 CRE strains from a tertiary hospital in Hangzhou, China to investigate prevalence and drug resistance characteristics of CRE in southeast China. Bacterial species were identified. Antimicrobial susceptibility was examined by broth microdilution method or epsilometer test. Resistant β-lactamase genes were identified by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing...
July 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
Juan Wang, Min Yuan, Hai Chen, Xia Chen, Yuanchun Jia, Xiong Zhu, Li Bai, Xue Bai, Séamus Fanning, Jinxing Lu, Juan Li
The nucleotide sequences of five plasmids from one Klebsiella oxytoca isolate were determined using the PacBio RS II system. Plasmid analysis revealed that blaNDM-1 was carried on an IncX3 plasmid. The blaIMP-4 and blaKPC-2 genes were located on IncN and IncP-6 plasmids, respectively. Comparative sequence analysis highlighted the successful spread of carbapenemase-harboring plasmids among different enterobacterial species. We report for the first time, to our knowledge, coproducing NDM-1, KPC-2, and IMP-4 carbapenemases on a K...
September 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Kaisheng Lai, Yanning Ma, Ling Guo, Jingna An, Liyan Ye, Jiyong Yang
BACKGROUND: IMP-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (IMPKpn) exhibits sporadic prevalence in China. The mechanisms related to the spread of IMPKpn remain unclear. METHODS: Carbapenem non-susceptible K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from our hospital. The genetic relatedness, antimicrobial susceptibility, as well as sequence types (ST) were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), VITEK 2 AST test Kit, and multilocus sequence typing (MLST), respectively...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Arpasiri Srisrattakarn, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Chotechana Wilailuckana, Nicha Charoensri, Lumyai Wonglakorn, Pimjai Saenjamla, Prajuab Chaimanee, Jureerut Daduang, Aroonwadee Chanawong
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates by carbapenemase production are being reported globally with increasing frequency, leading to limited therapeutic options. We therefore developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method with hydroxynaphthol blue dye (LAMP-HNB) for rapid confirmation of bla NDM, bla OXA-48, bla VIM, bla IMP-14 and bla KPC groups. Sixty-two Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas spp. isolates carrying various carbapenemase genes (28 bla NDM-1, 9 bla IMP-14a, 2 bla IMP-48, 1 bla IMP-1, 1 bla IMP-4, 1 bla IMP-9, 1 bla IMP-15, 4 bla VIM-2, 1 bla VIM-1, 1 bla IMP-14a & bla VIM-2, 7 bla KPC-2, 3 bla OXA-48 and 3 bla OXA-181) and 37 non-carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates as confirmed by the PCR methods were included...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Wenbo Lin, PengPeng Xu, YingYing Guo, Qingjie Jia, Tao Tao
Nkx2-2 homeoprotein is essential for the development of the central nervous system and pancreas. Although the nuclear localization signals of Nkx2-2 have been identified, the responsible transport receptor is still unknown. Here, we demonstrate that imp α1 not only interacts with Nkx2-2 but also transports it into the nucleus in vitro by acting together with imp β1. However, the nuclear import of Nkx2-2 in cells was not inhibited in response to knockdown expression of endogenous imp β1 or over-expression of Bimax2...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sam Abraham, Mark O'Dea, Darren J Trott, Rebecca J Abraham, David Hughes, Stanley Pang, Genevieve McKew, Elaine Y L Cheong, John Merlino, Sugiyono Saputra, Richard Malik, Thomas Gottlieb
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a pressing public health issue due to limited therapeutic options to treat such infections. CREs have been predominantly isolated from humans and environmental samples and they are rarely reported among companion animals. In this study we report on the isolation and plasmid characterization of carbapenemase (IMP-4) producing Salmonella enterica Typhimurium from a companion animal. Carbapenemase-producing S. enterica Typhimurium carrying blaIMP-4 was identified from a systemically unwell (index) cat and three additional cats at an animal shelter...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
Wei Feng, Dongsheng Zhou, Qian Wang, Wenbo Luo, Defu Zhang, Qiang Sun, Yigang Tong, Weijun Chen, Fengjun Sun, Peiyuan Xia
A total of 26 blaIMP-4-carrying strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated from 2009 to 2013 in a Chinese teaching hospital, and these strains can be assigned into multiple sequence types or allelic profiles as determined by multilocus sequence typing. Of these strains, P. aeruginosa P378 and K. pneumoniae 1220 harbor the IMP-4-encoding plasmids pP378-IMP and p1220-IMP, respectively, whose complete nucleotide sequences are determined to be genetically closely related to the IncN1-type plasmid pIMP-HZ1...
September 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Q Wang, Y Zhang, X Yao, H Xian, Y Liu, H Li, H Chen, X Wang, R Wang, C Zhao, B Cao, H Wang
This study was aimed to determine the risk factors of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) nosocomial infections and assess the clinical outcomes. A case-case-control design was used to compare two groups of case patients with control patients from March 2010 to November 2014 in China. Risk factors for the acquisition of CRE infections and clinical outcomes were analyzed by univariable and multivariable analysis. A total of 94 patients with CRE infections, 93 patients with Carbapenem-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae (CSE) infections, and 93 patients with organisms other than Enterobacteriaceae infections were enrolled in this study...
October 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Namraj Goire, Gerald B Harnett, Lyn C O'Reilly, Paul R Ingram, Michael J Leung, David J Speers, Paul E Healy, Timothy J J Inglis
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July 5, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Feng Pang, Xiu-Qin Jia, Zhen-Zhu Song, Yan-Hua Li, Bin Wang, Qi-Gang Zhao, Chuan-Xin Wang, Yi Zhang, Le-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: The emergence of Enterobacteriaceae harboring IMP-4 or IMP-8 carbapenemases is rare. We report an occurrence of Enterobacteriaceae harboring IMP-4 or IMP-8 carbapenemases in a Chinese tertiary care hospital from November 2010 to December 2012. METHODS: The clinical characteristics of 30 patients were described. The genetic relationship of isolates was determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Carbapenemases were detected by modified Hodge test (MHT) and polymerase chain reactions (PCRs)...
March 2016: African Health Sciences
Arpasiri Srisrattakarn, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Chotechana Wilailuckana, Nicha Charoensri, Lumyai Wonglakorn, Sirikan Piyapatthanakul, Ampai Supajeen, Aroonwadee Chanawong
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) isolates have now emerged worldwide. We therefore modified the phenotypic Carba NP test by use of a filter paper strip for easily and rapidly identifying CPE in routine laboratory. A collection of 56 CPE and carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas spp. isolates (including 28 NDM-1, 11 IMP-14a, 1 IMP-1, 1 IMP-4, 1 IMP-9, 1 IMP-15, 4 VIM-2, 1 VIM-1, 1 IMP-14a with VIM-2, 3 OXA-48, 3 OXA-181 and 1 KPC-2 producers) and 41 non-CPE isolates (including 19 ESBL, 7 pAmpC, 3 AmpC, 9 ESBL with pAmpC and 3 non-ESBL & non-AmpC producers) as confirmed by the PCR methods were tested by the paper strip method using pharmaceutical imipenem/cilastatin as a substrate...
July 2016: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Jun Li, Mingxiang Zou, Qingya Dou, Yongmei Hu, Haichen Wang, Qun Yan, Wen' En Liu
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains that are classed as extensively drug resistant (XDR-PA) are resistant to all antibiotics except for one or two classes and are frequently the cause of hard-to-treat infections worldwide. Our study aimed to characterize clinical XDR-PA isolates recovered during 2011-2012 at nine hospitals in the Hunan province of China. METHODS: Thirty-seven non-repetitive XDR-PA strains from 37 patients were investigated for genes encoding antimicrobial resistance determinants, efflux pumps, outer membrane proteins, and movable genetic elements using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
May 23, 2016: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Xiao-Li Cao, Li Cheng, Zhi-Feng Zhang, Ming-Zhe Ning, Wan-Qing Zhou, Kui Zhang, Han Shen
A total of 72 consecutive and nonduplicate clinical extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacter cloacae isolates were collected from our hospital from 2012 to 2014 for analyzing the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes, 16S rRNA methyltransferase (16S-RMTase) encoding genes, and carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase (CHβL) genes, as well as integrons. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were carried out to characterize the genetic relatedness...
January 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
Namraj Goire, Gerald B Harnett, Lyn C O'Reilly, Paul R Ingram, Michael J Leung, Davild J Speers, Paul E Healy, Timothy J J Inglis
A local predominance of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae with low minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) to meropenem prompted a review of methods available for carbapenemase detection. We report on results using two selective media, temocillin discs, CarbaNP test, GeneXpert Carba-R assay and an in-house PCR assay.
May 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Rui Zheng, Qian Zhang, Yidan Guo, Yue Feng, Li Liu, Amei Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xiaoyu Yang, Xueshan Xia
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, the carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been reported worldwide. Emergence of carbapenemase-producing strains among Enterobacteriaceae has been a challenge for treatment of clinical infection. The present study was undertaken to investigate the characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae recovered from an outbreak that affected 17 neonatal patients in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Kunming City Maternal and Child health Hospital, which is located in the Kunming city in far southwest of China...
February 19, 2016: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Qigang Zhao, Xiuqin Jia, Feng Pang, Yanhua Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the genotypes and clinical characteristics of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter cloacae (E.cloacae), and lay the foundation for active control of nosocomial infection. METHODS: E.cloacae isolates were collected from January 2007 to December 2014. Strains which showed decreased sensitivity to carbapenem were screened out by the modified Hodge test (MHT) and EDTA-disk synergy test. The genotype of blaKPC, blaIMP, blaVIM, blaOXA-48 and blaNDM-1 were detected by PCR amplication, the product of PCR was sequenced and conducted by Blast (http://blast...
October 2015: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
P L Ho, Y Y Cheung, Y Wang, W U Lo, E L Y Lai, K H Chow, V C C Cheng
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae represents a major public health issue. This study investigated the clonality and resistance mechanisms of 92 carbapenem-resistant E. coli (n = 21) and K. pneumoniae (n = 71) isolates collected consecutively from clinical specimens and patients at high risk of carriage between 2010 and 2012 in a healthcare region in Hong Kong. Combined disk tests (CDTs) and the Carba NP test were used for phenotypic detection of carbapenemases. PCR assays were used to detect carbapenemase genes...
March 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Yuxia Zhou, Fan Zhou, Fei Yan, Feng Yang, Yuxian Yao, Qiaogen Zou
Eleven potential impurities, including process-related compounds and degradation products, have been analyzed by comprehensive studies on the manufacturing process of clevidipine butyrate. Possible formation mechanisms could also be devised. MS and NMR techniques have been used for the structural characterization of three previously unreported impurities (Imp-3, Imp-5 and Imp-11). To separate and quantify the potential impurities in a simultaneous fashion, an efficient and advanced RP-HPLC method has been developed...
March 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
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