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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446575/evaluation-of-strepb-select-chromagar-and-the-fast-track-diagnostics-group-b-streptococcus-gbs-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-compared-to-routine-culture-for-detection-of-gbs-during-antepartum-screening
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Deirdre L Church, Heather Baxter, Tracie Lloyd, Oscar Larios, Daniel B Gregson
Life-threatening infection in neonates due to Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is preventable by screening near-term pregnant women and treatment at delivery. 295 vaginal-rectal swabs were collected from women attending antepartum clinics in Calgary. GBS colonization was detected by the standard culture method (Strep B Carrot broth subbed to blood agar with a neomycin disk), and compared to recovery using Strep Group B Broth (Dalynn Biologicals) subbed to StrepB Select chromagar (CA) (Bio-Rad Laboratories), and the Fast Track Diagnostics GBS real-time PCR (qPCR) assay (Phoenix Airmid Biomedical Corp...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435195/intestinal-microbial-ecology-and-hematological-parameters-of-broiler-fed-cassava-waste-pulp-fermented-with-acremonium-charticola
#2
Sugiharto Sugiharto, Turrini Yudiarti, Isroli Isroli, Endang Widiastuti, Fatan Dwi Putra
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of feeding Acremonium charticola-fermented cassava pulp (AC-FCP) on the intestinal microbial ecology and hematological indices of broiler chickens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 240 male Lohman day-old-chicks were randomly allotted to one of the four experimental diets including control diet, control diet + antimicrobials (neomycin; 300 mg/kg diet), diet containing AC-FCP (16 g/100 g diet) or diet containing AC-FCP + antimicrobials...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401685/characterization-of-new-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-2-regulatory-alleles
#3
Tapan A Shah, Youhua Zhu, Nadia N Shaikh, Marie A Harris, Stephen E Harris, Melissa B Rogers
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2, HGNC:1069, GeneID: 650) is a classical morphogen; a molecule that acts at a distance and whose concentration influences cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Key events requiring precise Bmp2 regulation include heart specification and morphogenesis and neural development. In mesenchymal cells, the concentration of BMP2 influences myogenesis, adipogenesis, chondrogenesis, and osteogenesis. Because the amount, timing, and location of BMP2 synthesis influence pattern formation and organogenesis, the mechanisms that regulate Bmp2 are crucial...
April 12, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392528/colorimetric-microtiter-plate-assay-of-polycationic-aminoglycoside-antibiotics-in-culture-broth-using-amaranth
#4
Hajime Katano, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Shu Taira, Chitose Maruyama, Yoshimitsu Hamano
We present a colorimetric method for the detection of aminoglycoside antibiotics such as neomycin (NEO) using a reddish anionic dye, amaranth (AR(3-)). Under acidic conditions, at which NEO exists in fully protonated form (NEOH(6+)), the AR(3-) anion associates with the NEOH(6+) cation to form a precipitate, NEOH(AR)2. The precipitate was soluble in a buffer solution of pH 8.5, yielding a reddish solution with an absorption maximum at around 520 nm. Tobramycin and gentamycin, which exist as pentavalent cations under acidic conditions, gave almost the same results...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373209/fludarabine-resistance-mediated-by-aminoglycoside-3-phosphotransferase-iia-and-the-structurally-related-eukaryotic-camp-dependent-protein-kinase
#5
Dámaso Sánchez-Carrera, Sara Bravo-Navas, Elena Cabezón, Ignacio Arechaga, Matilde Cabezas, Lucrecia Yáñez, Carlos Pipaón
While working with G418-resistant stably transfected cells, we realized the neomycin resistance gene (NeoR), which encodes the aminoglycoside-3'-phosphotransferase-IIa [APH(3')-IIa], also confers resistance to the nucleoside analog fludarabine. Fludarabine is a cytostatic drug widely used in the treatment of hematologic and solid tumors as well as in the conditioning of patients before transplantation of hematopoietic progenitors. We present evidence that NeoR-transfected cells do not incorporate fludarabine, thus avoiding DNA damage caused by the drug, evidenced by a lack of FANCD2 monoubiquitination and impaired apoptosis...
April 3, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372191/a-temperature-tolerant-multiplex-elements-and-genes-screening-system-for-genetically-modified-organisms-based-on-dual-priming-oligonucleotide-primers-and-capillary-electrophoresis
#6
Wei Fu, Shuang Wei, Chenguang Wang, Zhixin Du, Pengyu Zhu, Xiyang Wu, Gang Wu, Shuifang Zhu
High throughput screening systems are the preferred solution to meet the urgent requirement of increasing number of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In this study, we have successfully developed a multiplex GMO element screening system with dual priming oligonucleotide (DPO) primers. This system can detect the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S (CaMV 35S), terminator of nopaline synthase gene (NOS), figwort mosaic virus 35S (FMV 35S) promoter, neomycin phosphotransferaseII (NPTII), Bt Cry 1Ab, phosphinothricin acetyltransferase genes (bar) and Streptomyces viridochromogenes (pat) simultaneously, which covers more than 90% of all authorized GMO species worldwide...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363064/conjunctival-bacterial-flora-antibiogram-and-lacrimal-production-tests-of-collared-anteater-tamandua-tetradactyla
#7
Nayone Lima Lantyer Cordeiro de Araujo, Ana Cláudia Santos Raposo, Ana Celly Nascimento Lima Pinho, Melissa Hanzen Pinna, Paula Diniz Galera, Deusdete Conceição Gomes Júnior, Arianne Pontes Oriá
The collared anteater ( Tamandua tetradactyla ) is adapted to a variety of habitats. It is a solitary species for which no reference values for ophthalmic tests have been established. Eight animals ranging from 1 to 4 yr of age, two males and six females, were manually restrained for assessment. Ophthalmic tests included evaluation of tear production by Schirmer tear test 1 (STT1), endodontic absorbent paper point tear test (EAPPTT), palpebral fissure length (PFL), culture of the conjunctival bacterial flora, and antimicrobial susceptibility test...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348517/inhibition-of-h3k27me3-histone-demethylase-activity-prevents-the-proliferative-regeneration-of-zebrafish-lateral-line-neuromasts
#8
Beier Bao, Yingzi He, Dongmei Tang, Wenyan Li, Huawei Li
The H3K27 demethylases are involved in a variety of biological processes, including cell differentiation, proliferation, and cell death by regulating transcriptional activity. However, the function of H3K27 demethylation in the field of hearing research is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of H3K27me3 histone demethylase activity in hair cell regeneration using an in vivo animal model. Our data showed that pharmacologic inhibition of H3K27 demethylase activity with the specific small-molecule inhibitor GSK-J4 decreased the number of regenerated hair cells in response to neomycin damage...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343384/n6-n6-and-o4-modifications-to-neomycin-affect-ribosomal-selectivity-without-compromising-antibacterial-activity
#9
Girish C Sati, Dimitri Shcherbakov, Sven N Hobbie, Andrea Vasella, Erik C Böttger, David Crich
The synthesis of a series of neomycin derivatives carrying the 2-hydroxyethyl substituent on N6' and/or N6‴ both alone and in combination with a 4'-O-ethyl group is described. By means of cell-free translation assays with wild-type bacterial ribosomes and their hybrids with eukaryotic decoding A sites, we investigate how individual substituents and their combinations affect activity and selectivity at the target level. In principle, and as shown by cell-free translation assays, modifications of the N6' and N6‴ positions allow enhancement of target selectivity without compromising antibacterial activity...
April 6, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339522/influence-of-postbiotic-rg14-and-inulin-combination-on-cecal-microbiota-organic-acid-concentration-and-cytokine-expression-in-broiler-chickens
#10
K Y Kareem, T C Loh, H L Foo, S A Asmara, H Akit
This study examined the effects of different combinations of inulin and postbiotics RG14 on growth performance, cecal microbiota, volatile fatty acids (VFA), and ileal cytokine expression in broiler chickens. Two-hundred-and sixteen, one-day-old chicks were allocated into 6 treatment groups, namely, a basal diet (negative control, NC), basal diet + neomycin and oxytetracycline (positive control, PC), T1 = basal diet + 0.15% postbiotic RG14 + 1.0% inulin, T2 = basal diet + 0.3% postbiotic RG14 + 1.0% inulin, T3 = basal diet + 0...
October 6, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337503/gut-microbiome-related-metabolic-changes-in-plasma-of-antibiotic-treated-rats
#11
C Behr, H Kamp, E Fabian, G Krennrich, W Mellert, E Peter, V Strauss, T Walk, I M C M Rietjens, B van Ravenzwaay
The intestinal microbiota contributes to the metabolism of its host. Adequate identification of the microbiota's impact on the host plasma metabolites is lacking. As antibiotics have a profound effect on the microbial composition and hence on the mammalian-microbiota co-metabolism, we studied the effects of antibiotics on the "functionality of the microbiome"-defined as the production of metabolites absorbed by the host. This metabolomics study presents insights into the mammalian-microbiome co-metabolism of endogenous metabolites...
March 23, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329128/quinolone-ear-drops-after-tympanostomy-tubes-and-the-risk-of-eardrum-perforation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Adel Alrwisan, Patrick J Antonelli, Almut G Winterstein
Background.: This study investigated whether quinolone ear drops, with or without corticosteroids, increase the risk of perforation requiring tympanoplasty following tympanostomy tube (TT) placement in children. Methods.: This was a retrospective cohort study using Medicaid encounter and pharmacy billing data from 29 US states between 1999 and 2006. Children <18 years old without predisposing factors for perforation during a 6-month look-back period entered the cohort after TT placement and first dispensing of antibiotic ear drops...
April 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323095/megalin-targeted-enhanced-transfection-efficiency-in-cultured-human-hk-2-renal-tubular-proximal-cells-using-aminoglycoside-carboxyalkyl-polyethylenimine-containing-nanoplexes
#13
Fatemeh Oroojalian, Ali Hossein Rezayan, Wayne Thomas Shier, Khalil Abnous, Mohammad Ramezani
Non-viral vectors are of interest as therapeutic gene delivery agents in gene therapy, because they are simple to prepare, easy to modify and have definable safety profiles compared to viral vectors. The potential of gene therapy in the treatment of renal diseases is limited by a lack of effective kidney-targeted gene delivery systems. Aminoglycoside antibiotics gentamicin and neomycin were connected by amide linkages to carboxyl groups on carboxyalkylated-PEI25 (25kDa PEI) or carboxyalkylated-PEI10 (10kDa PEI)...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318579/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-characterization-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-bovine-mastitic-milk-in-south-korea-from-2012-to-2015
#14
Dong-Seob Tark, Dong Chan Moon, Hee Young Kang, Su-Ran Kim, Hyang-Mi Nam, Hee-Soo Lee, Suk-Chan Jung, Suk-Kyung Lim
In this study, we aimed to assess trends in antimicrobial resistance and to investigate the characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates from bovine mastitic milk from 2012 to 2015. A total of 374 Escherichia coli isolates were analyzed (154 in 2012, 113 in 2013, 76 in 2014, and 31 in 2015). No consistent trends in antimicrobial resistance of E. coli isolates occurred during the 4-yr period. The most frequently observed resistance was tetracycline (23.3%), followed by streptomycin (17...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304216/characterizing-the-multidrug-resistance-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-cattle-farms-and-abattoirs
#15
Carrie-Ann Kennedy, Séamus Fanning, Maria Karczmarczyk, Brian Byrne, Áine Monaghan, Declan Bolton, Torres Sweeney
Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STECs) are not as well characterized as O157 STEC cases, despite their similar prevalence in many countries. Hence, the objective of this study was to investigate the phenotypic and genotypic basis of multidrug resistance (MDR) in non-O157 STEC farm- and abattoir-sourced isolates and assess the potential dissemination of these MDR profiles in vitro. Susceptibility testing to 20 antimicrobials was performed on 146 non-O157 STECs isolated from farm and abattoir environments...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298258/susceptibility-to-rifaximin-and-other-antimicrobials-of-bacteria-isolated-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-infections-in-southeast-mexico
#16
O Novoa-Farias, A C Frati-Munari, M A Peredo, S Flores-Juárez, O Novoa-García, J Galicia-Tapia, C E Romero-Carpio
INTRODUCTION: Enteropathogenic bacteria isolated in Mexico City have shown a high rate of resistance to different antibiotics, with the exception of rifaximin (RIF). RIF is a nonabsorbable antibiotic that reaches high fecal concentrations (≈ 8,000μg/g). Susceptibility to antimicrobials can vary in different geographic regions. AIM: To study the susceptibility to rifaximin and other antimicrobials of enteropathogenic bacteria isolated in patients with acute diarrhea in the southeastern region of Mexico...
March 12, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287718/regulating-mirna-21-biogenesis-by-bi-functional-small-molecules
#17
Hao Yan, Umesh Bhattarai, Zhi-Fo Guo, Fu-Sen Liang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that regulate translation by targeting mRNAs. In their biogenesis, precursor miRNAs (pre-miRNAs) are cleaved by RNase Dicer to give mature miRNAs. Herein, we report a new strategy to regulate miRNA biogenesis by using bi-functional small molecules that block Dicer catalyzed pre-miRNA cleavage. The bi-functional molecules consist of a pre-miRNA binding unit connected by a linker to a Dicer inhibiting unit. Recognition of a target pre-miRNA by the RNA binding unit brings the Dicer inhibitor unit into close proximity to the pre-miRNA cleavage site where it inhibits Dicer...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274634/assessment-of-new-triplet-forming-artificial-nucleobases-as-rna-ligands-directed-towards-hcv-ires-iiid-loop
#18
Mauro Safir Filho, Anthony R Martin, Rachid Benhida
We report the synthesis of two new artificial nucleobase scaffolds, 1 and 2, featuring adequate hydrogen bonding donors and acceptors for the molecular recognition of U:A and C:G base pairs, respectively. The tethering of these structures to various amino acids and the assessment of these artificial nucleobase-amino acid conjugates as RNA ligands against a model of HCV IRES IIId domain are also reported. Compound 1e displayed the highest affinity (Kd twice lower than neomycin - control). Moreover, it appears that this interaction is enthalpically and entropically favored...
February 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274503/protective-effect-of-an-astaxanthin-nanoemulsion-against-neomycin-induced-hair-cell-damage-in-zebrafish
#19
Yosuke Takemoto, Yoshinobu Hirose, Kazuma Sugahara, Makoto Hashimoto, Hirotaka Hara, Hiroshi Yamashita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259658/bakery-by-products-based-feeds-borne-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-with-probiotic-and-antimycotoxin-effects-plus-antibiotic-resistance-properties-for-use-in-animal-production
#20
Valeria Poloni, Lauranne Salvato, Carina Pereyra, Aguida Oliveira, Carlos Rosa, Lilia Cavaglieri, Kelly Moura Keller
The aim of this study was to select S. cerevisiae strains able to exert probiotic and antimycotoxin effects plus antibiotics resistance properties for use in animal production. S. cerevisiae LL74 and S. cerevisiae LL83 were isolated from bakery by-products intended for use in animal feed and examined for phenotypic characteristics and nutritional profile. Resistance to antibiotic, tolerance to gastrointestinal conditions, autoaggregation and coaggregation assay, antagonism to animal pathogens and aflatoxin B1 binding were studied...
March 1, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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