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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786847/assessment-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-within-lactic-acid-bacteria-and-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-hunan-smoked-pork-a-naturally-fermented-meat-product-in-china
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Jing Wang, Xinyuan Wei, Mingtao Fan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibiotic susceptibility of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) strains isolated from naturally fermented smoked pork produced in Hunan, China. A total of 48 strains were isolated by selective medium and identified at the species level by 16S rRNA gene sequencing as follows: Staphylococcus carnosus (23), Lactobacillus plantarum (12), Lactobacillus brevis (10), Lactobacillus sakei (1), Weissella confusa (1), and Weissella cibaria (1)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786565/modelling-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-human-hepatocyte-like-cells
#2
Marcus J Lyall, Jessy Cartier, John P Thomson, Kate Cameron, Jose Meseguer-Ripolles, Eoghan O'Duibhir, Dagmara Szkolnicka, Baltasar Lucendo Villarin, Yu Wang, Giovanny Rodriguez Blanco, Warwick B Dunn, Richard R Meehan, David C Hay, Amanda J Drake
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in developed countries. An in vitro NAFLD model would permit mechanistic studies and enable high-throughput therapeutic screening. While hepatic cancer-derived cell lines are a convenient, renewable resource, their genomic, epigenomic and functional alterations mean their utility in NAFLD modelling is unclear. Additionally, the epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a cell lineage identifier, is rapidly lost during cell culture, alongside expression of the Ten-eleven-translocation ( TET ) methylcytosine dioxygenase enzymes, restricting meaningful epigenetic analysis...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785070/analysis-of-antibiotics-resistant-genes-in-different-strains-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#3
Benson Otarigho, Mofolusho O Falade
The control of Staphylococcus aureus infection is being hampered by methicillin and other resistant strains. The identification of the unique antibiotic resistant genes from the genomes of various strains of S. aureus is of interest. We analyzed 11 S. aureus genomes sequences for Antibiotics Resistance Genes (ARGs) using CARD 2017 platform. We identified 32 ARGs across 11 S. aureus strains. Tet(38), norB, lmrB, mepA and mepR were present across genomes except for S. aureus strain UTSW MRSA 55. The mepA and mepR were found across 11 different genomes...
2018: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778191/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genetic-relatedness-of-respiratory-tract-pathogens-in-weaner-pigs-over-a-12-month-period
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Lisa Niemann, Petra Müller, Jasmin Brauns, Rolf Nathaus, Franziska Schäkel, Kerstin Kipschull, Doris Höltig, Michael Wendt, Stefan Schwarz, Kristina Kadlec
The collaboration project VASIB aims at reducing the antibiotic consumption in pig production by integrating information from consulting expertise in clinical inspection, hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and pharmacology. In this VASIB subproject, we investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility and relatedness of porcine respiratory tract pathogens. Bordetella bronchiseptica (n = 47), Pasteurella multocida (n = 18) and Streptococcus suis (n = 58) were obtained from weaner pigs at two farms. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by broth microdilution according to CLSI standards...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774108/prognostic-and-diagnostic-impact-of-fibrinogen-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-on-thymic-epithelial-tumors-outcome
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Stefan Janik, Thomas Raunegger, Philipp Hacker, Bahil Ghanim, Elisa Einwallner, Leonhard Müllauer, Ana-Iris Schiefer, Julia Moser, Walter Klepetko, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit, Bernhard Moser
Background: Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based markers, such as Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR), Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR), and Fibrinogen have been identified as prognostic markers in various solid malignancies. Here we aimed to investigate the prognostic and diagnostic impact of NLR, PLR, and Fibrinogen in patients with thymic epithelial tumors (TETs). Results: Pretreatment Fibrinogen serum concentrations, NLRs and PLRs were highest in patients with TCs and advanced tumor stages...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773648/ten-eleven-translocation-2-demethylates-the-mmp9-promoter-and-its-down-regulation-in-preeclampsia-impairs-trophoblast-migration-and-invasion
#6
Xiaoliang Li, Chunlian Wu, Ying Shen, Ke Wang, Li Tang, Mi Zhou, Ming Yang, Tianying Pan, Xinghui Liu, Wenming Xu
Preeclampsia is the most common clinical disorder in pregnancy and might result from disordered uterine environments caused by epigenetic modifications, including deregulation of DNA methylation/demethylation. Recent research has indicated that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a DNA base derived from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) via oxidation by ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes, is involved in DNA methylation-related plasticity. Here, we report that TET2 expression and 5hmC abundance are significantly altered in the placentas from preeclampsia patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772845/doxycycline-impairs-mitochondrial-function-and-protects-human-glioma-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-cell-death-implications-of-using-tet-inducible-systems
#7
Anna-Luisa Luger, Benedikt Sauer, Nadja I Lorenz, Anna L Engel, Yannick Braun, Martin Voss, Patrick N Harter, Joachim P Steinbach, Michael W Ronellenfitsch
Inducible gene expression is an important tool in molecular biology research to study protein function. Most frequently, the antibiotic doxycycline is used for regulation of so-called tetracycline (Tet)-inducible systems. In contrast to stable gene overexpression, these systems allow investigation of acute and reversible effects of cellular protein induction. Recent reports have already called for caution when using Tet-inducible systems as the employed antibiotics can disturb mitochondrial function and alter cellular metabolism by interfering with mitochondrial translation...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772742/characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-determinants-and-class-1-and-class-2-integrons-in-salmonella-enterica-spp-multidrug-resistant-isolates-from-pigs
#8
Héctor Argüello, Beatriz Guerra, Irene Rodríguez, Pedro Rubio, Ana Carvajal
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and Salmonella spp., are primary concerns in public health. The present study characterizes the AMR determinants of 62 multi-drug resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica spp., isolates from swine, which were obtained between 2004⁻2006, a major source of human salmonellosis. The AMR determinants were investigated by PCR, checking the presence of class 1 and class 2 integrons and 29 resistance genes. Genes sul1 , blaTEM1 -like, aadA2 , tet (A), and dfrA12 were more prevalent ( p < 0...
May 16, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772394/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genetic-lineages-of-faecal-enterococci-of-wild-birds-emergence-of-vana-and-vanb2-harboring-enterococcus-faecalis
#9
Houssem Ben Yahia, Sarra Chairat, Nabil Hamdi, Haythem Gharsa, Rym Ben Sallem, Sara Ceballos, Carmen Torres, Karim Ben Slama
Migrating birds have been implicated in pathogen dissemination over long-distances. The lack of data on birds' intestinal microbiota makes these animals a promising path to understand their potential role in the transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This work aims to study the diversity of enterococci species and to analyze the antimicrobial resistant phenotypes/genotypes, as well as the genetic lineages of isolates obtained from faecal and pellet samples of colonial wild birds in Tunisia. Seventy-nine enterococci were recovered of 150 wild bird, after inoculation of samples in Slanetz-Bartley agar, and were identified as E...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771991/progenitor-renin-lineage-cells-are-not-involved-in-the-regeneration-of-glomerular-endothelial-cells-during-experimental-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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Leo Ruhnke, Jan Sradnick, Moath Al-Mekhlafi, Michael Gerlach, Florian Gembardt, Bernd Hohenstein, Vladimir T Todorov, Christian Hugo
Endothelial cells (EC) frequently undergo primary or secondary injury during kidney disease such as thrombotic microangiopathy or glomerulonephritis. Renin Lineage Cells (RLCs) serve as a progenitor cell niche after glomerular damage in the adult kidney. However, it is not clear whether RLCs also contribute to endothelial replenishment in the glomerulus following endothelial injury. Therefore, we investigated the role of RLCs as a potential progenitor niche for glomerular endothelial regeneration. We used an inducible tet-on triple-transgenic reporter strain mRen-rtTAm2/LC1/LacZ to pulse-label the renin-producing RLCs in adult mice...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769727/microbial-signals-drive-pre-leukaemic-myeloproliferation-in-a-tet2-deficient-host
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Marlies Meisel, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Alain Pacis, Li Chen, Zachary M Earley, Toufic Mayassi, Joseph F Pierre, Jordan D Ernest, Heather J Galipeau, Nikolaus Thuille, Romain Bouziat, Manuel Buscarlet, Daina L Ringus, Yitang Wang, Ye Li, Vu Dinh, Sangman M Kim, Benjamin D McDonald, Matthew A Zurenski, Mark W Musch, Glaucia C Furtado, Sergio A Lira, Gottfried Baier, Eugene B Chang, A Murat Eren, Christopher R Weber, Lambert Busque, Lucy A Godley, Elena F Verdú, Luis B Barreiro, Bana Jabri
Somatic mutations in tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), which encodes an epigenetic modifier enzyme, drive the development of haematopoietic malignancies1-7 . In both humans and mice, TET2 deficiency leads to increased self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells with a net developmental bias towards the myeloid lineage1,4,8,9 . However, pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation (PMP) occurs in only a fraction of Tet2-/- mice8,9 and humans with TET2 mutations1,3,5-7 , suggesting that extrinsic non-cell-autonomous factors are required for disease onset...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765910/a-promising-ifn-deficient-system-to-manufacture-ifn-sensitive-influenza-vaccine-virus
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Can Chen, Wenhui Fan, Jing Li, Weinan Zheng, Shuang Zhang, Limin Yang, Di Liu, Wenjun Liu, Lei Sun
Interferon (IFN)-sensitive and replication-incompetent influenza viruses are likely to be the alternatives to inactivated and attenuated virus vaccines. Some IFN-sensitive influenza vaccine candidates with modified non-structural protein 1 (NS1) are highly attenuated in IFN-competent hosts but induce robust antiviral immune responses. However, little research has been done on the manufacturability of these IFN-sensitive vaccine viruses. Here, RIG-I-knockout 293T cells were used to package the IFN-sensitive influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus expressing the mutant NS1 R38A/K41A...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765857/dna-methylation-and-adult-neurogenesis
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Emily M Jobe, Xinyu Zhao
The role of DNA methylation in brain development is an intense area of research because the brain has particularly high levels of CpG and mutations in many of the proteins involved in the establishment, maintenance, interpretation, and removal of DNA methylation impact brain development and/or function. These include DNA methyltransferase (DNMT), Ten-Eleven Translocation (TET), and Methyl-CpG binding proteins (MBPs). Recent advances in sequencing breadth and depth as well the detection of different forms of methylation have greatly expanded our understanding of the diversity of DNA methylation in the brain...
November 9, 2017: Brain Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765275/-tristemma-hirtum-and-five-other-cameroonian-edible-plants-with-weak-or-no-antibacterial-effects-modulate-the-activities-of-antibiotics-against-gram-negative-multidrug-resistant-phenotypes
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Gaëlle S Nguenang, Armelle T Mbaveng, Aimé G Fankam, Hermione T Manekeng, Paul Nayim, Brice E N Wamba, Victor Kuete
In order to contribute to the fight against infectious diseases, the in vitro antibacterial activity and the antibiotic-potentiating effects of Tristemma hirtum and five other Cameroonian edible plants have been evaluated against Gram-negative multidrug-resistant (MDR) phenotypes. The microdilution method was used to evaluate the bacterial susceptibility of the extracts and their combination to common antibiotics. The phytochemical screening of the extracts was carried out according to standard methods. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts revealed the presence of alkaloids, triterpenes, steroids, and polyphenols, including flavonoids in most of the tested extracts...
2018: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762774/occurrence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-campylobacter-spp-on-fresh-and-refrigerated-chicken-meat-products-in-central-italy
#15
P Casagrande Proietti, S Pergola, S Bellucci, L Menchetti, D Miraglia, M P Franciosini
This study investigated the presence and the level of Campylobacter spp. contamination in 41 thigh samples (with skin) and 37 skinless breast samples collected at the end of slaughter (T1) and after 10 day period at refrigeration temperature (4°C) (T2), corresponding to their commercial shelf life. The isolates were phenotypically classified as Campylobacter spp. and successively identified by conventional multiplex PCR. The antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates from fresh thigh and breast samples was also determined via the microdilution method (MIC) in Eucamp microtitre plates with known scalar concentrations of: gentamicin (GEN), streptomycin (ST), ciprofloxacin (CIP), tetracycline (TET), erythromycin (ERY), and nalidixic acid (NA)...
May 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757674/eicosapentaenoic-acid-induces-dna-demethylation-in-carcinoma-cells-through-a-tet1-dependent-mechanism
#16
Veronica Ceccarelli, Virginia Valentini, Simona Ronchetti, Lorenza Cannarile, Monia Billi, Carlo Riccardi, Laura Ottini, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa, Francesco Grignani, Alba Vecchini
In cancer cells, global genomic hypomethylation is found together with localized hypermethylation of CpG islands within the promoters and regulatory regions of silenced tumor suppressor genes. Demethylating agents may reverse hypermethylation, thus promoting gene re-expression. Unfortunately, demethylating strategies are not efficient in solid tumor cells. DNA demethylation is mediated by ten-eleven translocation enzymes (TETs). They sequentially convert 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), which is associated with active transcription; 5-formylcytosine; and finally, 5-carboxylcytosine...
May 14, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757009/molecular-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-hemolytic-aeromonas-strains-isolated-from-food-in-egypt-revealed-clinically-important-multidrug-resistance-and-virulence-profiles
#17
Ahmed M Hammad, Alaa-Eldin H Moustafa, Maha M Mansour, Bashier M Fahmy, Mohamed G Hamada, Toshi Shimamoto, Tadashi Shimamoto
The aim of this study was to determine the public health significance of hemolytic Aeromonas species isolated from 213 food samples in Egypt, based on their virulence and antimicrobial-resistance potential. We recovered 63 strains, isolated from fish, raw milk, karish cheeses, and ras cheese in 29 (31.18%) of 93, 10 (25.00%) of 40, 13 (32.50%) of 40, and 11 (27.50%) of 40 samples, respectively. The most prevalent virulence gene was alt (50.79%), followed by aerA (34.92%), asa1 (39.68%), ahh1 (20.63%), act (11...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754097/amendment-soil-with-biochar-to-control-antibiotic-resistance-genes-under-unconventional-water-resources-irrigation-proceed-with-caution
#18
Er-Ping Cui, Feng Gao, Yuan Liu, Xiang-Yang Fan, Zhong-Yang Li, Zhen-Jie Du, Chao Hu, Andrew L Neal
The spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) has become a cause for serious concern because of its potential risk to public health. The use of unconventional water resources (e.g., reclaimed water or piggery wastewater) in agriculture to relieve groundwater shortages may result in an accumulation of ARGs in soil. Biochar addition has been proven to be a beneficial method to alleviate the pollution of ARGs in manure-amended soil. However, the role of biochar on ARGs in soil-plant systems repeatedly irrigated with unconventional water resources is unknown...
May 10, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754026/precipitation-influences-pathogenic-bacteria-and-antibiotic-resistance-gene-abundance-in-storm-drain-outfalls-in-coastal-sub-tropical-waters
#19
Warish Ahmed, Qian Zhang, Aldo Lobos, Jacob Senkbeil, Michael J Sadowsky, Valerie J Harwood, Nazanin Saeidi, Oswald Marinoni, Satoshi Ishii
Stormwater contamination can threaten the health of aquatic ecosystems and human exposed to runoff via nutrient and pathogen influxes. In this study, the concentrations of 11 bacterial pathogens and 47 antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) were determined by using high-throughput microfluidic qPCR (MFQPCR) in several storm drain outfalls (SDOs) during dry and wet weather in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. Data generated in this study were also compared with the levels of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and sewage-associated molecular markers (i...
May 10, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751537/-mcpip3-as-a-potential-metastasis-suppressor-gene-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#20
Fat-Moon Suk, Chi-Ching Chang, Ren-Jye Lin, Shyr-Yi Lin, Ya-Ting Chen, Yu-Chih Liang
Monocyte chemotactic protein induced protein 3 (MCPIP3) belongs to the Cys⁻Cys⁻Cys⁻His (CCCH)-zinc finger protein family and contains a highly conserved CCCH-zinc finger domain and a Nedd4-BP1 YacP nuclease (NYN) domain. Previous studies showed that MCPIP3 inhibits the expression of proinflammatory genes, such as vascular cell adhesion molecule ( VCAM )-1, in human endothelial cells, but the roles and functions of MCPIP3 in cancer cells are still unknown. In human colorectal cancer specimens, we found that the messenger RNA expression of MCPIP3 was significantly downregulated in cancer tissues compared to adjacent normal tissues (18/25; average fold change of 8...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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