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Abdul Sajid, Natasha Kashif, Nasira Kifayat, Shabeer Ahmad
The antibiotic residues in poultry meat can pose certain hazards to human health among them are sensitivity to antibiotics, allergic reactions, mutation in cells, imbalance of intestinal micro biota and bacterial resistance to antibiotics. The purpose of the present paper was to detect antibiotic residue in poultry meat. During the present study a total of 80 poultry kidney and liver samples were collected and tested for detection of different antibiotic residues at different pH levels Eschericha coli at pH 6, 7 and Staphyloccocus aureus at pH 8 & 9...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Yoshinobu Hirose, Kazuma Sugahara, Eiju Kanagawa, Yousuke Takemoto, Makoto Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamashita
Eighteen supplement drugs were screened using hair cells to determine a protective effect against the adverse effects of neomycin by using the zebrafish lateral line. The zebrafish were administered the supplement drugs 1 h before neomycin exposure. One hour later, animals were fixed in paraformaldehyde. Dose-response curves were generated to evaluate the protective effect on hair cells. The screen identified 3 supplements (quercetin, catechin and tannic acid). Three minutes after exposure to neomycin, increased antioxidant activity was found in the lateral line hair cells, as determined by the analysis of oxidative stress...
October 4, 2016: Hearing Research
Xiaofeng Wang, Lu Chen, Zhongdi Xiao, Yali Wang, Tiemei Liu, Tianfu Zhang, Yucheng Zhang
Cluster of differentiation (CD)133 is an important cell surface marker of glioma stem cells (GSCs). The transcription of the CD133 gene is controlled by five alternative promoters (P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5), which are expressed in a tissue-specific manner. In the present study, gene recombination technology was used to construct two types of gene expression vectors that contained the P1 promoter of the CD133 gene, which regulated either the neomycin-resistance gene or the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) gene...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
T V Shevchuk, N S Zakharchenko, S V Tarlachkov, O V Furs, O V Dyachenko, Y I Buryanov
Transgenic kalanchoe plants (Kalanchoe pinnata L.) expressing the antimicrobial peptide cecropin P1 gene (cecP1) under the control of the 35S cauliflower mosaic virus 35S RNA promoter and the selective neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) gene under the control of the nopaline synthase gene promoter were studied. The 35S promoter methylation and the cecropin P1 biosynthesis levels were compared in plants growing on media with and without kanamycin. The low level of active 35S promoter methylation further decreases upon cultivation on kanamycin-containing medium, while cecropin P1 synthesis increases...
September 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Bailey A Milne-Davies, Patrick J Antonelli, Nicklas C Orobello, Carolyn O Dirain
OBJECTIVE: To assess collagen and α-tubulin levels of mouse tympanic membrane fibroblasts treated with quinolone and aminoglycoside antibiotics at concentrations found in eardrops. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective controlled cell culture study. SETTING: Academic tertiary medical center. SUBJECTS: Mouse tympanic membrane fibroblasts. METHODS: In experiment 1, fibroblasts were treated with the following for 24 or 48 hours: phosphate-buffered saline (negative control), dilute hydrochloric acid (positive control), 0...
September 27, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Lenka Tomasova, Leszek Dobrowolski, Halina Jurkowska, Maria Wróbel, Tomasz Huc, Karol Ondrias, Ryszard Ostaszewski, Marcin Ufnal
Research suggests that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an important biological mediator involved in various physiological processes including the regulation of arterial blood pressure (BP). Although H2S is abundant in the colon, the effects of gut-derived H2S on the circulatory system have not yet been investigated. We studied the effects of intracolonic administration of Na2S, a H2S donor, on systemic hemodynamics. Hemodynamics were recorded in anesthetized, normotensive Wistar Kyoto and spontaneously hypertensive rats at baseline and after intracolonic injection of either saline (controls) or Na2S·9H2O saline solution at a dose range of 10-300 mg/kg of BW...
September 22, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
Santosh Yadav, Smriti Rekha Deka, Diksha Jha, Hemant Kumar Gautam, Ashwani Kumar Sharma
The present study demonstrates the use of self-assembled nanostructures of cationic amphiphilic azobenzene-neomycin (a small molecule) conjugate, Azo-Neo, as delivery vector for plasmid DNA. These nanostructures efficiently condensed nucleic acid and formed more compact nanoassemblies. DLS analysis showed size and zeta potential of the resulting Azo-Neo/pDNA nanoassemblies ∼153.7nm and +7.26mV, respectively. The nanoassemblies were characterized by physicochemical techniques and evaluated for its toxicity and ability to deliver nucleic acid therapeutics...
September 16, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Alina Goldenberg, Nico Mousdicas, Nanette Silverberg, Douglas Powell, Janice L Pelletier, Jonathan I Silverberg, Jonathan Zippin, Luz Fonacier, Antonella Tosti, Leslie Lawley, Mary Wu Chang, Andrew Scheman, Gary Kleiner, Judith Williams, Kalman Watsky, Cory A Dunnick, Rachel Frederickson, Catalina Matiz, Keri Chaney, Tracy S Estes, Nina Botto, Michelle Draper, Leon Kircik, Aida Lugo-Somolinos, Brian Machler, Sharon E Jacob
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in US children. More widespread diagnostic confirmation through epicutaneous patch testing is needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to quantify patch test results from providers evaluating US children. METHODS: The study is a retrospective analysis of deidentified patch test results of children aged 18 years or younger, entered by participating providers in the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry, during the first year of data collection (2015-2016)...
September 2016: Dermatitis
Ulrike Holzgrabe, Stefanie Schmitt, Frank Wienen
The components of the aminoglycosides, e.g., gentamicin, sisomicin, netilmicin, kanamycin, amikacin, and tobramycin, and related impurities of these antibiotics can be separated by means of micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC). Derivatization with o-phthaldialdehyde and thioglycolic acid is found to be appropriate for these antibiotics. The background electrolyte was composed of sodium tetraborate (100 mM), sodium deoxycholate (20 mM), and β-cyclodextrin (15 mM) having a pH value of 10.0. This method is valid for evaluation of gentamicin, kanamycin, and tobramycin...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
Junko Kono, Kohtarou Konno, Ashraf Hossain Talukder, Toshimitsu Fuse, Manabu Abe, Katsuya Uchida, Shuhei Horio, Kenji Sakimura, Masahiko Watanabe, Keiichi Itoi
We examined the morphological features of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neurons in a mouse line in which modified yellow fluorescent protein (Venus) was expressed under the CRF promoter. We previously generated the CRF-Venus knock-in mouse, in which Venus is inserted into the CRF gene locus by homologous recombination. In the present study, the neomycin phosphotransferase gene (Neo), driven by the pgk-1 promoter, was deleted from the CRF-Venus mouse genome, and a CRF-Venus∆Neo mouse was generated. Venus expression is much more prominent in the CRF-Venus∆Neo mouse when compared to the CRF-Venus mouse...
September 16, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
Ernesto Lujan, Douglas J Bornemann, Carmen Rottig, Brian A Bayless, Hugo Stocker, Ernst Hafen, Kavita Arora, Rahul Warrior
The FLP/FRT system permits rapid phenotypic screening of homozygous lethal mutations in the context of a viable mosaic fly. Combining this system with ovo(D) dominant female-sterile transgenes enables efficient production of embryos derived from mutant germline clones lacking maternal contribution from a gene of interest. Two distinct sets of FRT chromosomes, carrying either the mini-white (w (+ mW.hs) ), or rosy (ry(+) ) and neomycin (neo(R) ) transgenes are in common use. Parallel ovo(D) lines were developed using w (+ mW...
September 16, 2016: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
Soroush Amani, Mohammad Moeini
INTRODUCTION: Acute otitis externa is an inflammation of the external auditory canal known as "swimmer's ear". Direct costs including medical treatment, painkillers, antibiotics, steroids or both and indirect costs are also remarkable. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of boric acid and polymyxin, neomycin and hydrocortisone composition in the treatment of acute otitis externa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was carried out on 80 patients aged more than 17-year-old who were referred to Kashani hospital clinic with a diagnosis of acute otitis externa by otolaryngologist...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Liang Qi, Jing Zhang, Tian He, Yuan Huo, Zhi-Qi Zhang
Trans-activator of Transcription (Tat) antagonists could block the interaction between Tat protein and its target, trans-activation responsive region (TAR) RNA, to inhibit Tat function and prevent human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication. For the first time, a small fluorescence ligand, ICR 191, was found to interact with TAR RNA at the Tat binding site and compete with Tat. It was also observed that the fluorescence of ICR 191 could be quenched when binding to TAR RNA and recovered when discharged via competition with Tat peptide or a well-known Tat inhibitor, neomycin B...
August 30, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
G A Luna-Galaz, V Morales-Erasto, C G Peñuelas-Rivas, P J Blackall, E Soriano-Vargas
The antimicrobial sensitivity of 11 reference strains and 66 Avibacterium paragallinarum isolates from four Latin American countries was investigated. All 11 reference strains were sensitive to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, ampicillin, fosfomycin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, penicillin, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. The 11 reference strains were all resistant to lincomycin. All isolates (100%) from Mexico, Panama, and Peru were sensitive to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, ampicillin, and fosfomycin...
September 2016: Avian Diseases
Lingxiang Hu, Jingrong Lu, Hao Chiang, Hao Wu, Albert S B Edge, Fuxin Shi
UNLABELLED: Cochlear hair cells (HCs), the sensory cells that respond to sound, do not regenerate after damage in adult mammals, and their loss is a major cause of deafness. Here we show that HC regeneration in newborn mouse ears occurred spontaneously when the original cells were ablated by treatment with diphtheria toxin (DT) in ears that had been engineered to overexpress the DT receptor, but was not detectable when HCs were ablated in vivo by the aminoglycoside antibiotic neomycin...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Khaled El Hawari, Samia Mokh, Samah Doumyati, Mohamad Al Iskandarani, Eric Verdon
A new, simple and fast method was developed for the determination of multi-class antibiotic residues in honey (sulfonamides, tetracyclines, macrolides, lincosamides and aminoglycosides). Separation and determination were carried out by LC-MS/MS. During sample preparation, various parameters affecting extraction efficiency were examined, including the type of solvent, pH, efficiencies of cleavage of N-glycosidic linkages by hydrochloric acid, ultrasonic extraction and its duration compared with shaking, along with dispersive SPE clean-up...
October 11, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
Wenli Ni, Shan Zeng, Wenyan Li, Yan Chen, Shasha Zhang, Mingliang Tang, Shan Sun, Renjie Chai, Huawei Li
Hair cell (HC) loss is the main cause of permanent hearing loss in mammals. Previous studies have reported that in neonatal mice cochleae, Wnt activation promotes supporting cell (SC) proliferation and Notch inhibition promotes the trans-differentiation of SCs into HCs. However, Wnt activation alone fails to regenerate significant amounts of new HCs, Notch inhibition alone regenerates the HCs at the cost of exhausting the SC population, which leads to the death of the newly regenerated HCs. Mitotic HC regeneration might preserve the SC number while regenerating the HCs, which could be a better approach for long-term HC regeneration...
August 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Yajun Huang, Xiaokang Ding, Yu Qi, Bingran Yu, Fu-Jian Xu
There is an increasing demand in developing of multifunctional materials with good antibacterial activity, biocompatibility and drug/gene delivery capability for next-generation biomedical applications. To achieve this purpose, in this work series of hydroxyl-rich hyperbranched polyaminoglycosides of gentamicin, tobramycin, and neomycin (HP and SS-HP with redox-responsive disulfide bonds) were readily synthesized via ring-opening reactions in a one-pot manner. Both HP and SS-HP exhibit high antibacterial activity toward Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: Biomaterials
Ming Guan, Qiaojun Fang, Zuhong He, Yong Li, Fuping Qian, Xiaoyun Qian, Ling Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Dingding Liu, Jieyu Qi, Shasha Zhang, Mingliang Tang, Xia Gao, Renjie Chai
Hearing loss is a common sensory disorder mainly caused by the loss of hair cells (HCs). Noise, aging, and ototoxic drugs can all induce apoptosis in HCs. Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain(ARC) is a key factor in apoptosis that inhibits both intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways; however, there have been no reports on the role of ARC in HC loss in the inner ear. In this study, we used House Ear Institute Organ of Corti 1 (HEI-OC-1) cells, which is a cochlear hair-cell-like cell line, to investigate the role of ARC in aminoglycoside-induced HC loss...
August 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Sachiko Nakamoto, Natsumi Goda, Tatsuya Hayabuchi, Hiroo Tamaki, Ayami Ishida, Ayaka Suzuki, Kaori Nakano, Shoko Yui, Yuto Katsumata, Yuki Yamagami, Naoto Burioka, Hiroki Chikumi, Eiji Shimizu
We herein discovered a highly resistant clinical isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with MICs to amikacin, gentamicin, and arbekacin of 128 μg/mL or higher in a drug sensitivity survey of 92 strains isolated from the specimens of Yoka hospital patients between January 2009 and October 2010, and Achromobacter xylosoxidans was separated from this P. aeruginosa isolate. The sensitivity of this bacterium to 29 antibiotics was investigated. The MICs of this A. xylosoxidans strain to 9 aminoglycoside antibiotics were: amikacin, gentamicin, arbekacin, streptomycin, kanamycin, neomycin, and spectinomycin, 1,024 μg/mL or ≥ 1,024 μg/mL; netilmicin, 512 μg/mL; and tobramycin, 256 μg/mL...
April 2016: Japanese Journal of Antibiotics
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