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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441733/bioactivity-studies-on-titania-coatings-and-the-estimation-of-their-usefulness-in-the-modification-of-implant-surfaces
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Aleksandra Radtke, Adrian Topolski, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Wiesław Kozak, Beata Sadowska, Marzena Więckowska-Szakiel, Piotr Piszczek
Morphologically different titania coatings (nanofibers (TNFs), nanoneedles (TNNs), and nanowires (TNWs)) were studied as potential biomedical materials. The abovementioned systems were produced in situ on Ti6Al4V substrates via direct oxidation processes using H₂O₂ and H₂O₂/CaCl₂ agents, and via thermal oxidation in the presence of Ar and Ar/H₂O₂. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy have been used to structurally characterize the produced materials. The morphology changes on the titanium alloy surface were investigated using scanning electron microscopy...
April 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440961/non-bactericidal-zinc-complexing-ligand-as-a-biofilm-inhibitor-structure-guided-contrasting-effect-on-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm
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Vidushi Kapoor, Rajanikant Rai, Durairaj Thiyagarajan, Sandipan Mukherjee, Gopal Das, Ramesh Aiyagari
Zinc-complexing ligands are prospective antibiofilm agents, given the pivotal role of zinc in the formation of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm. To this end, the potential of a thiosemicarbazone (C1) and a benzothiazole-based ligand (C4) in the prevention of S. aureus biofilm formation was assessed. C1 displayed a bimodal activity as it hindered biofilm formation only at low concentrations and promoted biofilm growth at higher concentrations. In case of C4, a dose-dependent inhibition of S. aureus biofilm growth was observed...
April 25, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440891/evaluation-of-three-different-decontamination-techniques-on-biofilm-formation-and-on-physical-and-chemical-properties-of-resin-composites
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Carolina Bosso André, Andressa Dos Santos, Carmem Silvia Pfeifer, Marcelo Giannini, Emerson Marcelo Girotto, Jack Liborio Ferracane
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated three different sterilization/disinfection techniques for resin composites on bacterial growth and surface modification after decontamination. METHODS: Two resin composites were sterilized/disinfected with three different techniques: UV light, 1% chloramine T, and 70% ethanol. Four different times were used for each technique to determine the shortest time that the solution or UV light was effective. The influence of sterilization/disinfection technique on bacterial growth was evaluated by analyzing the metabolic activity, using the AlamarBlue™ assay, bacterial viability, and SEM images from biofilms of Streptococcus mutans...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440700/selection-and-assessment-of-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-pgpr-for-biological-control-of-multiple-plant-diseases
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Ke Liu, Molli Newman, John A McInroy, Chia-Hui Hu, Joseph W Kloepper
A study was designed to screen individual strains of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for broad-spectrum disease suppression in vitro and in planta. In a preliminary screen, 28 of 196 strains inhibited eight different tested pathogens in vitro. In a secondary screen, these 28 strains showed broad spectrum antagonistic activity to six different genera of pathogens, and 24 of the 28 strains produced five traits reported to be related to plant growth promotion, including nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) production, siderophore production, and biofilm formation...
April 25, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439262/turn-up-the-heat-food-and-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates-feature-two-transferrable-loci-of-heat-resistance
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Erik J Boll, Roger Marti, Henrik Hasman, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Marc Stegger, Kim Ng, Susanne Knøchel, Karen A Krogfelt, Joerg Hummerjohann, Carsten Struve
Heat treatment is a widely used process to reduce bacterial loads in the food industry or to decontaminate surfaces, e.g., in hospital settings. However, there are situations where lower temperatures must be employed, for instance in case of food production such as raw milk cheese or for decontamination of medical devices such as thermo-labile flexible endoscopes. A recently identified locus of heat resistance (LHR) has been shown to be present in and confer heat resistance to a variety of Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli isolates from food production settings and clinical ESBL-producing E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439040/the-impact-of-membrane-phospholipid-alterations-in-escherichia-coli-on-cellular-function-and-bacterial-stress-adaptation
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Veronica W Rowlett, Venkata K P S Mallampalli, Anja Karlstaedt, William Dowhan, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, William Margolin, Heidi Vitrac
Bacteria have evolved multiple strategies to sense and rapidly adapt to challenging and ever-changing environmental conditions. The ability to alter membrane lipid composition, a key component of the cellular envelope, is crucial for bacterial survival and adaptation in response to environmental stress. However, the precise roles played by membrane phospholipids in bacterial physiology and stress adaptation are not fully elucidated. The goal of this study was to define the role of membrane phospholipids in adaptation to stress and maintenance of bacterial cell fitness...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438996/morphotype-of-bacteroids-in-different-legumes-correlates-with-the-number-and-type-of-symbiotic-ncr-peptides
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Jesús Montiel, J Allan Downie, Attila Farkas, Péter Bihari, Róbert Herczeg, Balázs Bálint, Peter Mergaert, Attila Kereszt, Éva Kondorosi
In legume nodules, rhizobia differentiate into nitrogen-fixing forms called bacteroids, which are enclosed by a plant membrane in an organelle-like structure called the symbiosome. In the Inverted Repeat-Lacking Clade (IRLC) of legumes, this differentiation is terminal due to irreversible loss of cell division ability and is associated with genome amplification and different morphologies of the bacteroids that can be swollen, elongated, spherical, and elongated-branched, depending on the host plant. In Medicago truncatula, this process is orchestrated by nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides (NCRs) delivered into developing bacteroids...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438972/position-of-o-acetylation-within-the-capsular-repeat-unit-impacts-the-biological-properties-of-pneumococcal-serotypes-33a-and-33f
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Brady L Spencer, Jamil S Saad, Anukul T Shenoy, Carlos J Orihuela, Moon H Nahm
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) produces many capsule types that differ in their abilities to evade host immune recognition. To explain these serotype-dependent protective capacities, many studies have investigated capsular thickness or the interaction of the capsule with complement proteins, but the effects of small chemical modifications of the capsule on its function have not been studied. One small chemical modification found frequently among pneumococcal capsules is O-acetylation. Pneumococcal serotype 33A has two membrane-bound O-acetyltransferase genes, wciG and wcjE A 33A wcjE-deficient variant, 33F, occurs naturally and is increasing in prevalence in the wake of widespread conjugate vaccine use, but no wciG-deficient variants have been reported...
April 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438935/candida-guilliermondii-complex-is-characterized-by-high-antifungal-resistance-but-low-mortality-a-report-on-22-cases-of-candidemia
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Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Felipe Pérez-García, Pilar Escribano, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, Oscar Zaragoza, Belén Padilla, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Benito Almirante, M Teresa Martin-Gómez, Patricia Muñoz, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
Objectives: The objectives of our study were to describe the characteristics of patients infected with C. guilliermondii candidemia and to perform an in-depth microbiological characterization of isolates and compare them with those of patients with C. albicans candidemia.Methods: We described the risk factors and outcome of 22 patients with candidemia caused by C. guilliermondii complex. Incident isolates were identified using molecular techniques, and susceptibility to fluconazole, anidulafungin and micafungin was studied...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438927/the-role-of-psl-genes-in-antibiotic-tolerance-of-adherent-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Keiji Murakami, Tsuneko Ono, Darija Viducic, Yoko Somiya, Reiko Kariyama, Kenji Hori, Takashi Amoh, Katsuhiko Hirota, Hiromi Kumon, Matthew R Parsek, Yoichiro Miyake
Bacteria attached to a surface are generally more tolerant to antibiotics than their planktonic counterparts, even without the formation of a biofilm. The mechanism of antibiotic tolerance in biofilm communities is multifactorial, and the genetic backgound underlying this antibiotic tolerance has not yet been fully elucidated. Using transposon mutagenesis, we isolated a mutant with reduced tolerance to biapenem (relative to the wild-type) from adherent cells. Sequencing analysis revealed a mutation in the pslL gene, which is a part of the polysaccharide biosynthesis operon...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438824/comparison-of-linezolid-and-vancomycin-lock-solutions-with-and-without-heparin-against-biofilm-producing-bacteria
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Megan K Luther, Leonard A Mermel, Kerry L LaPlante
PURPOSE: The activity of linezolid and vancomycin lock solutions against biofilm-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, and Enterococcus faecalis was studied. METHODS: Two strains each of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), and S. epidermidis, and 1 strain of vancomycin-susceptible E. faecalis and vancomycin-resistant E. faecalis were tested against vancomycin and linezolid to assess prevention of biofilm formation and eradication of these pathogens within a formed biofilm...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438636/identification-of-chemotaxis-operon-cheyza-and-chea-gene-expression-under-stressful-conditions-in-piscirickettsia-salmonis
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Romina Albornoz, Karla Valenzuela, Juan P Pontigo, Patricio Sánchez, Pamela Ruiz, Ruben Avendaño-Herrera, Alex Romero, Cristian Oliver, Alejandro Yáñez
Piscirickettsia salmonis is the etiological agent of piscirickettsiosis, which, as the main systemic disease in the Chilean salmon industry, causes significant economic losses. This bacterium can produce biofilm as a persistence and survival strategy in adverse conditions. In other bacteria, cheA is a key gene for modulating the onset of bacterial chemotaxis, as well as having a secondary role in biofilm production. Notwithstanding this association, the potential relationships between biofilm formation and genes involved in P...
April 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438568/a-novel-mutation-in-pmrb-mediates-colistin-resistance-during-therapy-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Elias Dahdouh, Rosa Gómez-Gil, Sonia Sanz, Bruno González-Zorn, Ziad Daoud, Jesús Mingorance, Monica Suárez
Acinetobacter baumannii is a highly versatile nosocomial pathogen. Multidrug resistance among A. baumannii isolates led to the use of colistin, subsequently giving rise to colistin-resistant strains. In this study, the genetic and phenotypic profiles of two colistin-resistant A. baumannii isolates were investigated. Two A. baumannii isolates were obtained from Patient 1 (C071 and C440) and three isolates were obtained from Patient 2 (C080, C314 and C428). Susceptibility profiles were determined by VITEK(®)2 and Etest...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437232/epidemiological-physiological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-a-brazilian-collection-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Vanessa Cordeiro Dias, Juliana Alves Resende, André Netto Bastos, Lucas Quinet De Andrade Bastos, Victor Quinet De Andrade Bastos, Ricardo Villela Bastos, Cláudio Galuppo Diniz, Vânia Lúcia Da Silva
Nonfermenting Gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are widespread in the environment and are increasingly associated with nosocomial infections, often associated with multidrug-resistance phenotypes. This study aimed to evaluate epidemiological, physiological, and molecular characteristics of carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii. In total, 63 nonreplicated strains (44 A. baumannii and 19 P. aeruginosa) were isolated from hospitalized patients. Antimicrobial resistance patterns, biocide tolerance, oxidative stress, hemolytic activity, and biofilm formation were assessed...
February 24, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437231/capsular-polysaccharide-types-and-virulence-related-traits-of-epidemic-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-in-a-chinese-university-hospital
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Yang Liu, Pan-Pan Liu, Lian-Hui Wang, Dan-Dan Wei, La-Gen Wan, Wei Zhang
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important human pathogen associated with a variety of diseases and the prevalence of blaKPC carrying K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) is rapidly increasing. Capsule is an important virulence factor in K. pneumoniae. In this study, we determined to first systematically characterize capsular polysaccharide (CPS) and virulence traits in KPC-Kp strains. A total of 56 KPC-Kp isolates were recovered from clinical samples in a Chinese hospital, which were assigned to clonal lineages by multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
February 24, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436830/antimicrobial-activity-of-free-and-liposome-encapsulated-thymol-and-carvacrol-against-salmonella-and-staphylococcus-aureus-adhered-to-stainless-steel
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Juliana Both Engel, Caroline Heckler, Eduardo Cesar Tondo, Daniel Joner Daroit, Patrícia da Silva Malheiros
Antimicrobial activity of thymol, carvacrol and thymol/carvacrol liposomes (TCL) was evaluated against two bacterial pools, each one consisting of four strains of Staphylococcus aureus or Salmonella enterica. TCL were prepared using thin-film hydration, showing 270.20nm average diameter (polydispersity index of 0.33) and zeta potential of +39.99mV. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of thymol, carvacrol and TCL against S. aureus pool was 0.662mg/ml, while MIC for Salmonella pool was 0.331mg/ml for thymol and carvacrol, and for TCL was 0...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436329/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-function-diversity-of-arsr-family-metalloregulator
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Sai Ren, Qiming Li, Longxiang Xie, Jianping Xie
The ArsR family of transcriptional regulators are widespread among microorganisms and are involved in various important cellular events, such as metal ion homeostasis, biofilm formation, primary and secondary metabolism, symbiosis, response to adverse condition, and virulence. Its N-terminus contains a winged helix-turn-helix DNA-binding domain that can repress or activate transcription by binding to downstream target promoters. With the increasing number of members in this family identified over the past few decades, the ArsR family members have been intensively explored...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435567/role-of-antibiotic-cement-coated-nailing-in-infected-nonunion-of-tibia
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C Bhatia, A K Tiwari, S B Sharma, S Thalanki, A Rai
INTRODUCTION: Infected nonunion of long bones is a chronic and debilitating disorder. It is more difficult to deal with when the implant used for internal fixation itself becomes a potential media for infection because of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. Traditionally, it is managed by two-stage procedure for controlling the infection first and then treating the nonunion. This study has been undertaken to explore antibiotic cement coated nailing as single stage treatment modality for treating infection and achieving stability at the same time...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435260/development-of-gold-nanoparticles-coated-with-silica-containing-the-antibiofilm-drug-cinnamaldehyde-and-their-effects-on-pathogenic-bacteria
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Mohankandhasamy Ramasamy, Jin-Hyung Lee, Jintae Lee
Emerging resistance to antibiotics is a mounting worldwide health concern and increases the need for nonantibiotic strategies to combat infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens. In this study, the authors used the antibiofilm activity of the naturally occurring antimicrobial cinnamaldehyde (CNMA) conjugated to the surface of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) to deliver CNMA efficiently and eradicate biofilms of Gram-negative organisms (enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), Gram positive (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus organisms, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435253/antimicrobial-photodynamic-activity-and-cytocompatibility-of-au25-capt-18-clusters-photoexcited-by-blue-led-light-irradiation
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Saori Miyata, Hirofumi Miyaji, Hideya Kawasaki, Masaki Yamamoto, Erika Nishida, Hiroko Takita, Tsukasa Akasaka, Natsumi Ushijima, Toshihiko Iwanaga, Tsutomu Sugaya
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has beneficial effects in dental treatment. We applied captopril-protected gold (Au25(Capt)18) clusters as a novel photosensitizer for aPDT. Photoexcited Au clusters under light irradiation generated singlet oxygen ((1)O2). Accordingly, the antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of Au25(Capt)18 clusters under dental blue light-emitting diode (LED) irradiation were evaluated. (1)O2 generation of Au25(Capt)18 clusters under blue LED irradiation (420-460 nm) was detected by a methotrexate (MTX) probe...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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