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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902901/virulence-of-serovar-c-1-strains-of-avibacterium-paragallinarum
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H H Trujillo-Ruíz, H L Shivaprasad, V Morales-Erasto, M Talavera-Rojas, C Salgado-Miranda, F Salazar-García, P J Blackall, E Soriano-Vargas
The bacterium Avibacterium paragallinarum is the etiologic agent of infectious coryza of chickens. There are nine serovars of A. paragallinarum , and serovar C-1 has emerged in outbreaks of infectious coryza in layer hens in the Americas, with all isolates having been obtained from infectious coryza-vaccinated chickens. In the current study, the clinical and histopathologic outcomes of experimental infections in chickens with A. paragallinarum of serovar C-1 were investigated. The Japanese serovar reference strain, H-18, and a Mexican isolate, ESV-135, were included in the study...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902784/dynamic-in-vivo-mutations-within-the-ica-operon-during-persistence-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-airways-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Bianca Schwartbeck, Johannes Birtel, Janina Treffon, Lars Langhanki, Alexander Mellmann, Devika Kale, Janina Kahl, Nina Hirschhausen, Claudia Neumann, Jean C Lee, Friedrich Götz, Holger Rohde, Hanae Henke, Peter Küster, Georg Peters, Barbara C Kahl
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with chronic bacterial airway infections leading to lung insufficiency and decreased life expectancy. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most prevalent pathogens isolated from the airways of CF patients. Mucoid colony morphology has been described for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the most common pathogen in CF, but not for S. aureus. From the airways of 8 of 313 CF patients (2.5%) mucoid S. aureus isolates (n = 115) were cultured with a mean persistence of 29 months (range 1 month, 126 months)...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902438/dna-double-strand-break-repair-is-involved-in-desiccation-resistance-of-sinorhizobium-meliloti-but-is-not-essential-for-its-symbiotic-interaction-with-medicago-truncatula
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Pierre Dupuy, Benjamin Gourion, Laurent Sauviac, Claude Bruand
The soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, a nitrogen-fixing symbiont of legume plants, is exposed to numerous stress conditions in nature, some of which cause the formation of harmful DNA double strand breaks (DSB). In particular, the reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) species produced during symbiosis, and the desiccation occurring in dry soils, are conditions which induce DSB. Two major systems of DSB repair are known in S. meliloti: homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)...
November 23, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902340/viral-bacterial-interactions-in-the-respiratory-tract
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Carla Bellinghausen, Gernot Gu Rohde, Paul Hm Savelkoul, Emiel Fm Wouters, Frank Rm Stassen
In the respiratory tract, viruses and bacteria can interact on multiple levels. It is well known that respiratory viruses, particularly influenza viruses, increase the susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections. Numerous mechanisms, including compromised physical and immunological barriers, and changes in the microenvironment have hereby been shown to contribute to the development of secondary bacterial infections. In contrast, our understanding of how bacteria shape a response to subsequent viral infection is still limited...
October 18, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898956/effect-of-timing-of-challenge-following-short-term-natural-exposure-to-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-type-1b-on-animal-performance-and-immune-response-in-beef-steers
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L Carlos-Valdez, B K Wilson, L O Burciaga-Robles, D L Step, B P Holland, C J Richards, M A Montelongo, A W Confer, R W Fulton, C R Krehbiel
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common and economically detrimental disease of beef cattle during the postweaning period, causing the majority of morbidity and mortality in feedlots. The pathogenesis of this disease often includes an initial viral infection, which can predispose cattle to a secondary bacterial infection. The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of timing of an intratracheal (MH) challenge relative to 72 h of natural exposure to bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) type 1b persistently infected (PI) calves on performance, serum antibody production, total and differential white blood cell (WBC) count, rectal temperature, clinical severity score (CS), and haptoglobin (Hp)...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898739/environmental-free-living-amoebae-isolated-from-soil-in-khon-kaen-thailand-antagonize-burkholderia-pseudomallei
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Parumon Noinarin, Pisit Chareonsudjai, Pinich Wangsomnuk, Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Sorujsiri Chareonsudjai
Presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil and water is correlated with endemicity of melioidosis in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. Several biological and physico-chemical factors have been shown to influence persistence of B. pseudomallei in the environment of endemic areas. This study was the first to evaluate the interaction of B. pseudomallei with soil amoebae isolated from B. pseudomallei-positive soil site in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Four species of amoebae, Paravahlkampfia ustiana, Acanthamoeba sp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898053/microbial-mutualism-dynamics-governed-by-dose-dependent-toxicity-of-cross-fed-nutrients
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Breah LaSarre, Alexandra L McCully, Jay T Lennon, James B McKinlay
Microbial interactions, including mutualistic nutrient exchange (cross-feeding), underpin the flow of energy and materials in all ecosystems. Metabolic exchanges are difficult to assess within natural systems. As such, the impact of exchange levels on ecosystem dynamics and function remains unclear. To assess how cross-feeding levels govern mutualism behavior, we developed a bacterial coculture amenable to both modeling and experimental manipulation. In this coculture, which resembles an anaerobic food web, fermentative Escherichia coli and photoheterotrophic Rhodopseudomonas palustris obligately cross-feed carbon (organic acids) and nitrogen (ammonium)...
November 29, 2016: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895008/de-novo-emergence-of-genetically-resistant-mutants-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-the-persistence-phase-cells-formed-against-antituberculosis-drugs-in-vitro
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Jees Sebastian, Sharmada Swaminath, Rashmi Ravindran Nair, Kishor Jakkala, Atul Pradhan, Parthasarathi Ajitkumar
Bacterial persisters are a subpopulation of cells that can tolerate lethal concentrations of antibiotics. However, the possibility of the emergence of genetically resistant mutants from antibiotic persister cell population, upon continued exposure to lethal concentrations of antibiotics, remained unexplored. In the present study, we found that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) cells exposed continuously to lethal concentrations of rifampicin (RIF) or moxifloxacin (MXF) for prolonged durations showed killing, RIF/MXF persistence, and regrowth phases...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894236/virulence-factor-targeting-of-the-bacterial-pathogen-staphylococcus-aureus-for-vaccine-and-therapeutics
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Trevor Kane, Katelyn Carothers, Shaun Lee
Staphylococcus aureus is a major bacterial pathogen capable of causing a range of infections in humans from gastrointestinal disease, skin and soft tissue infections, to severe outcomes such as sepsis. Staphylococcal infections in humans can be frequent and recurring, with treatments becoming less effective due to the growing persistence of antibiotic resistant S. aureus strains. Significant research into virulence factors produced by S. aureus have yielded many important findings regarding specific mechanisms that contribute to its overall pathogenesis...
November 28, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893284/biomarkers-and-metabolic-patterns-in-the-sediments-of-evolving-glacial-lakes-as-a-proxy-for-planetary-lake-exploration
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Víctor Parro, Yolanda Blanco, Fernando Puente-Sánchez, Luis A Rivas, Mercedes Moreno-Paz, Alex Echeverría, Guillermo Chong-Díaz, Cecilia Demergasso, Nathalie A Cabrol
Oligotrophic glacial lakes in the Andes Mountains serve as models to study the effects of climate change on natural biological systems. The persistent high UV regime and evolution of the lake biota due to deglaciation make Andean lake ecosystems potential analogues in the search for life on other planetary bodies. Our objective was to identify microbial biomarkers and metabolic patterns that represent time points in the evolutionary history of Andean glacial lakes, as these may be used in long-term studies as microscale indicators of climate change processes...
November 28, 2016: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892858/longitudinal-study-of-ctx-m-esbl-producing-e-coli-strains-on-a-uk-dairy-farm
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R A Horton, D Duncan, L P Randall, S Chappell, L A Brunton, R Warner, N G Coldham, C J Teale
The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial strains and farm environment that may contribute to the persistence of ESBL-producing E. coli on a single UK dairy farm. A longitudinal study was conducted comprising 6 visits, between August and October 2010, followed by a further visit at approximately 69weeks after the initial visit. Faecal and environmental samples were collected from different parts of the farm. The persistence and extent of faecal shedding of ESBL E. coli by individual calves was also determined...
September 30, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890651/biofilm-is-associated-with-chronic-streptococcal-meningoencephalitis-in-fish
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Abdulsalam Isiaku, Sabri M Yusoff, Ina-Salwany M Yasin, Hassan M Daud, Tanko N Polycarp, Muhammad B Bello
Biofilms are aggregates of attached microbial organisms whose existence on tissues is often recognised as a mechanism for the establishment of most chronic diseases. Herein we investigated the ability of piscine Streptococcus agalactiae, an important aquatic pathogen, for adaptation to this sessile lifestyle in vitro and in the brain of a tilapia fish model. Piscine S. agalactiae exhibited a weak attachment to polystyrene plates and expressed a low biofilm phenotype under the study conditions. Furthermore, fluorescent in situ hybridization and confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed discrete aggregates of attached S...
November 24, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890586/exploring-the-contribution-of-bacteriophages-to-antibiotic-resistance
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Itziar Lekunberri, Jèssica Subirats, Carles M Borrego, José Luis Balcázar
Bacteriophages (phages) are the most abundant and diverse biological entities in our planet. They infect susceptible bacterial hosts into which they either multiply or persist. In the latter case, phages can confer new functions to their hosts as a result of gene transfer, thus contributing to their adaptation (short-term) and evolution (long-term). In this regard, the role of phages on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) among bacterial hosts in natural environments has not yet been clearly resolved...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889262/injections-of-predatory-bacteria-work-alongside-host-immune-cells-to-treat-shigella-infection-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Alexandra R Willis, Christopher Moore, Maria Mazon-Moya, Sina Krokowski, Carey Lambert, Robert Till, Serge Mostowy, R Elizabeth Sockett
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are predatory bacteria that invade and kill a range of Gram-negative bacterial pathogens in natural environments and in vitro [1, 2]. In this study, we investigated Bdellovibrio as an injected, antibacterial treatment in vivo, using zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of the human pathogen Shigella flexneri. When injected alone, Bdellovibrio can persist for more than 24 hr in vivo yet exert no pathogenic effects on zebrafish larvae. Bdellovibrio injection of zebrafish containing a lethal dose of Shigella promotes pathogen killing, leading to increased zebrafish survival...
November 22, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888698/sustained-fecal-oral-human-to-human-transmission-following-a-zoonotic-event
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Miranda de Graaf, Relja Beck, Simone M Caccio, Birgitta Duim, Pieter LA Fraaij, Françoise S Le Guyader, Marc Lecuit, Jacques Le Pendu, Emmie de Wit, Constance Schultsz
Bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic pathogens that transmit via the fecal-oral route have a major impact on global health. However, the mechanisms underlying the emergence of such pathogens from the animal reservoir and their persistence in the human population are poorly understood. Here, we present a framework of human-to-human transmission of zoonotic pathogens that considers the factors relevant for fecal-oral human-to-human transmission route at the levels of host, pathogen, and environment. We discuss current data gaps and propose future research directions...
November 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888473/nasal-mucosa-healing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-of-elderly-patients-role-of-topic-alpha-tocopherol-acetate
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Domenico Testa, Giuseppina Marcuccio, Giorgio Panin, Andrea Bianco, Domenico Tafuri, Francesco Zappoli Thyrion, Michele Nunziata, Pasquale Piombino, Germano Guerra, Gaetano Motta
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in European country ranges in elderly patients from 4.5 to 12% of population and has a significant effect on quality of life. In these patients, rhinosinusitis is linked to immune functions changes with age and to mucosal paraphysiological alterations such as crusting formations with atrophic epithelium, variations of nasal airflow and modifications of the mucociliary clearance. Failure of medical treatments leads to surgery in patients with persistent symptoms and radiographic signs of CRS...
November 25, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886085/dirty-money-a-matter-of-bacterial-survival-adherence-and-toxicity
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Frank Vriesekoop, Jing Chen, Jenna Oldaker, Flavien Besnard, Reece Smith, William Leversha, Cheralee Smith-Arnold, Julie Worrall, Emily Rufray, Qipeng Yuan, Hao Liang, Amalia Scannell, Cryn Russell
In this study we report the underlying reasons to why bacteria are present on banknotes and coins. Despite the use of credit cards, mobile phone apps, near-field-communication systems, and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins which are replacing the use of hard currencies, cash exchanges still make up a significant means of exchange for a wide range of purchases. The literature is awash with data that highlights that both coins and banknotes are frequently identified as fomites for a wide range of microorganisms...
November 23, 2016: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884012/gut-microbiota-bacterial-translocation-and-interactions-with-diet-pathophysiological-links-between-major-depressive-disorder-and-non-communicable-medical-comorbidities
#18
Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Michael Maes, Felice N Jacka, Cristiano A Köhler, Tatiana Barichello, Roger S McIntyre, Michael Berk, Iria Grande, Jane A Foster, Eduard Vieta, André F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Persistent low-grade immune-inflammatory processes, oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS), and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation are integral to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). The microbiome, intestinal compositional changes, and resultant bacterial translocation add a new element to the bidirectional interactions of the gut-brain axis; new evidence implicates these pathways in the patho-aetiology of MDD. In addition, abnormalities in the gut-brain axis are associated with several chronic non-communicable disorders, which frequently co-occur in individuals with MDD, including but not limited to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
November 25, 2016: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876743/-the-possibilities-for-the-rational-pharmacotherapy-of-adenoiditis-in-the-children
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E P Karpova, D V Kharina
The available literature data give evidence that viral infection is the main cause underlying the development of inflammatory nasopharyngeal pathology in the children. According to ICD-10, nether acute nor chronic adenoiditis should be considered as a self-consistent nosological entity. Acute adenoiditis is usually regarded as a form of acute nasopharyngitis (J02) or acute respiratory viral infection (J06.9) whereas chronic adenoiditis is commonly referred to as representing other chronic diseases of the tonsils and adenoids (J 35...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876465/is-there-still-a-role-for-irrigation-and-debridement-with-liner-exchange-in-acute-periprosthetic-total-knee-infection
#20
Andrés F Duque, Zachary D Post, Rex W Lutz, Fabio R Orozco, Sergio H Pulido, Alvin C Ong
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is an important cause of failure in total knee arthroplasty. Irrigation and debridement including liner exchange (I&D/L) success rates have varied for acute PJI. The purpose of this study is to present results of a specific protocol for I&D/L with retention of total knee arthroplasty components. METHODS: Sixty-seven consecutive I&D/L patients were retrospectively evaluated. Inclusion criteria for I&D/L were as follows: fewer than 3 weeks of symptoms, no immunologic compromise, intact soft tissue sleeve, and well-fixed components...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
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