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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
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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...
March 16, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246454/molecular-identification-and-histopathological-study-of-natural-streptococcus-agalactiae-infection-in-hybrid-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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A A Laith, Mohd Azmi Ambak, Marina Hassan, Shahreza Md Sheriff, Musa Nadirah, Ahmad Shuhaimi Draman, Wahidah Wahab, Wan Nurhafizah Wan Ibrahim, Alia Syafiqah Aznan, Amina Jabar, Musa Najiah
AIM: The main objective of this study was to emphasize on histopathological examinations and molecular identification of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from natural infections in hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Temerloh Pahang, Malaysia, as well as to determine the susceptibility of the pathogen strains to various currently available antimicrobial agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diseased fishes were observed for variable clinical signs including fin hemorrhages, alterations in behavior associated with erratic swimming, exophthalmia, and mortality...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244143/alterations-to-the-gut-microbiome-impair-bone-strength-and-tissue-material-properties
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Jason D Guss, Michael W Horsfield, Fernanda F Fontenele, Taylor N Sandoval, Marysol Luna, Fnu Apoorva, Svetlana F Lima, Rodrigo C Bicalho, Ankur Singh, Ruth E Ley, Marjolein Ch van der Meulen, Steven R Goldring, Christopher J Hernandez
Alterations in the gut microbiome have been associated with changes in bone mass and microstructure, but the effects of the microbiome on bone biomechanical properties are not known. Here we examined bone strength under two conditions of altered microbiota: 1) an inbred mouse strain known to develop an altered gut microbiome due to deficits in the immune system (the toll-like receptor 5 deficient mouse, TLR5KO); and 2) disruption of the gut microbiota (▵Microbiota) through chronic treatment with selected antibiotics (ampicillin and neomycin)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225152/topical-phenytoin-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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Xiang Yong Hao, Hong Ling Li, He Su, Hui Cai, Tian Kang Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Lei Jiang, Yan Fei Shen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213846/fixation-of-bovine-pericardium-based-tissue-biomaterial-with-irreversible-chemistry-improves-biochemical-and-biomechanical-properties
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H Tam, W Zhang, D Infante, N Parchment, M Sacks, N Vyavahare
Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), derived from glutaraldehyde crosslinked (GLUT) porcine aortic valve leaflets or bovine pericardium (BP), are used to replace defective heart valves. However, valve failure can occur within 12-15 years due to calcification and/or progressive structural degeneration. We present a novel fabrication method that utilizes carbodiimide, neomycin trisulfate, and pentagalloyl glucose crosslinking chemistry (TRI) to better stabilize the extracellular matrix of BP. We demonstrate that TRI-treated BP is more compliant than GLUT-treated BP...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194803/the-current-spectrum-of-contact-sensitization-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcers-or-stasis-dermatitis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-new-data-from-the-information-network-of-departments-of-dermatology-ivdk
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Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Johannes Geier, Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower leg dermatitis, chronic venous insufficiency or chronic leg ulcers have a high prevalence of contact sensitization. OBJECTIVES: To identify the current spectrum of contact allergens in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology on 5264 patients with the above diagnoses from the years 2003 to 2014 (study group) were compared with data on 4881 corresponding patients from 1994 to 2003 (historical control group) and with a current control group without these diagnoses (n = 55 510)...
February 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194644/ionizing-radiation-blocks-hair-cell-regeneration-in-zebrafish-lateral-line-neuromasts-by-preventing-wnt-signaling
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Rong Li, Guixiang Liao, Guo Yin, Baiyao Wang, Miaohong Yan, Xiaoshan Lin, Wenqing Zhang, Xiaohui Chen, Shasha Du, Yawei Yuan
Loss of hair cells occurs after radiotherapy, which is a major treatment modality for head and neck cancers. In the lateral line neuromasts of zebrafish, hair cells regenerate rapidly from supporting cells after damage from ototoxins. To investigate hair cell regeneration after radiation damage, zebrafish larvae were exposed to radiation, and hair cells were counted and cell proliferation was detected in neuromasts. After irradiation exposure, cell proliferation was inhibited in neuromasts and the number of supporting cells remained stable...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188316/rash-on-eyebrows-and-periumbilical-region
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Richard P Usatine, Sharon E Jacob
Patch testing data indicate that the 5 most prevalent contact allergens out of more than 3700 that are known are: nickel (14.3% of patients tested), fragrance mix (14%), the topical antibiotic neomycin (11.6%), balsam of Peru (used in some perfumes, toiletries, and pharmaceutical items) (10.4%), and the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal (10.4%).
January 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182844/characterization-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-lactobacillus-isolated-from-traditional-dairy-products
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Huiling Guo, Lin Pan, Lina Li, Jie Lu, Laiyu Kwok, Bilige Menghe, Heping Zhang, Wenyi Zhang
Lactobacilli are widely used as starter cultures or probiotics in yoghurt, cheese, beer, wine, pickles, preserved food, and silage. They are generally recognized as safe (GRAS). However, recent studies have shown that some lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains carry antibiotic resistance genes and are resistant to antibiotics. Some of them may even transfer their intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes to other LAB or pathogens via horizontal gene transfer, thus threatening human health. A total of 33 Lactobacillus strains was isolated from fermented milk collected from different areas of China...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166707/isolation-and-partial-characterization-of-streptococcus-suis-from-clinical-cases-in-cattle
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Ogi Okwumabua, Hanna Peterson, Hui-Min Hsu, Phil Bochsler, Melissa Behr
Sixteen isolates of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria were obtained from clinical cases of diverse conditions in cattle and identified as Streptococcus suis using 16S ribosomal DNA gene sequencing and other bacterial identification methods. None of the isolates could be assigned to any of the known S. suis capsular types. Virulence-associated gene profiling that targeted muramidase-released protein, extracellular protein factor, suilysin, 89-kb pathogenicity island, and arginine deiminase ( arcA) genes were negative except for 1 isolate that was arcA positive...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159752/studies-of-an-androgen-binding-protein-knockout-corroborate-a-role-for-salivary-abp-in-mouse-communication
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Amanda G Chung, Phillip M Belone, Barbora Vošlajerová Bímová, Robert M Karn, Christina M Laukaitis
The house mouse Androgen-binding protein (Abp) gene family is comprised of 64 paralogs, 30 Abpa and 34 Abpbg, encoding the alpha (ABPA) and betagamma (ABPBG) protein subunits that are disulfide-bridged to form dimers in secretions. Only 14 Abp genes are expressed in distinct patterns in the lacrimal (11) and submandibular glands (3). We created a knockout mouse line lacking two of the three genes expressed in submandibular glands, Abpa27 and Abpbg27, by replacing them with the neomycin resistance gene. The knockout genotype (-/-) showed no Abpa27 or Abpbg27 transcripts in submandibular gland cDNA libraries and there was a concomitant lack of protein expression of ABPA27 and ABPBG27 in the -/- genotype saliva, shown by elimination of these two proteins from the saliva proteome and the loss of cross-reactive material in the acinar cells of the submandibular glands...
February 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129992/probing-a-form-dna-a-fluorescent-aminosugar-probe-and-dual-recognition-by-anthraquinone-neomycin-conjugates
#18
Derrick Watkins, Changjun Gong, Patrick Kellish, Dev P Arya
Nucleic acids adopt a broad array of hydrogen-bonded structures that enable their diverse roles in the cell; even the familiar DNA double helix displays subtle architectural nuances that are sequence dependent. While there have been many approaches for recognition of B-form nucleic acids, A-form DNA recognition has lagged behind. Here, using a tight binding fluorescein-neomycin (F-neo) conjugate that can probe the electrostatic environment of A-form DNA major groove, we developed a fluorescent displacement assay to be used as a screen for DNA duplex-binding compounds...
November 2, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120334/price-variation-in-the-most-commonly-prescribed-ear-drops-in-southern-california
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Omid Moshtaghi, Yarah M Haidar, Yaser Ghavami, Jeff Gu, Afsheen Moshtaghi, Ronald Sahyouni, Melissa Huang, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the variability and discrepancies among the most commonly prescribed ear drops sold at pharmacies in southern California. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study evaluating 11 commonly used ear drops to treat otologic disorders. METHODS: Randomly selected drug stores in three major counties in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego) were included. Mean, range, minimum, and maximum prices for each drug were calculated and analyzed...
January 24, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119370/epidemiology-and-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-outbreak-on-a-pig-farm-in-south-africa
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Arnold T Kanengoni, Ronald Thomas, Awoke K Gelaw, Evelyn Madoroba
An investigation of mortality of piglets through clinical signs, post-mortem, histopathology and bacteriological analyses revealed the causal organism to be Escherichia coli, mainly O149: K91: K88 which belongs to the enterotoxigenic (ETEC) biotypes. Molecular characterization and epidemiologic analysis elucidated it as shiga-toxin (ST) Escherichia coli resistant to ampicillin, cefotaxime, tetracycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tylosin and neomycin. Conventional PCR results detected genes for ST-2, adhesin involved in diffuse adherence (AIDA-1) and F18 fimbriae virulence factors...
January 24, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
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