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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325766/staphylococcal-%C3%AE-toxin-modulates-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-function-through-sphingomyelinase-and-biofilm-ligase-activities
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Alfa Herrera, Katarina Kulhankova, Vijay K Sonkar, Sanjana Dayal, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, Patrick M Schlievert
Staphylococcus aureus causes many infections, such as skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and infective endocarditis (IE). IE is an endovascular infection of native and prosthetic valves and the lining of the heart; it is characterized by the formation of cauliflower-like "vegetations" composed of fibrin, platelets, other host factors, bacteria, and bacterial products. β-Toxin is an S. aureus virulence factor that contributes to the microorganism's ability to cause IE. This cytolysin has two enzymatic activities: sphingomyelinase (SMase) and biofilm ligase...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320052/soft-tissue-infections-from-fish-spike-wounds-normal-commensal-bacteria-are-more-common-than-marine-pathogens
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Hannah Collins, Kin Mun Lee, Paul T-Y Cheng, Sarah Hulme
BACKGROUND: A fish spike injury can be sustained by anyone handling fish; during fishing, meal preparation or in retail. Case reports of fish spikes inoculating victims with virulent marine-specific pathogens and causing systemic illness led us to question whether empirical treatment of these injuries with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid is adequate. METHODS: This 2-year prospective observational study was conducted at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299457/current-trends-of-human-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-the-genus-shewanella
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REVIEW
K Yousfi, S Bekal, V Usongo, A Touati
Shewanella spp. are commonly known as environmental bacteria and are most frequently isolated from aquatic areas. Currently, diseases syndromes and multidrug resistance have increasingly been reported in the genus Shewanella. Some species are associated with various infections, such as skin and soft tissue infections, as well as bacteremia. Generally, these bacteria are opportunistic and mostly affect people with an impaired immune system. This genus is also a probable vehicle and progenitor of antibiotic resistance genes...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297697/evaluation-of-infection-resistance-of-biodegradable-versus-conventional-annuloplasty-rings-in-an-in-vivo-rat-subcutaneous-model
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Ilhan Ozgol, Burak Can Depboylu, Aybala Tongut, Sinem Ozdemir, Yasar Bagdatlı, Sanaz Ainechi, Buge Oz, Jean-Claude Pache, Selim Erenturk, Afksendiyos Kalangos, Ali Can Hatemi, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable atrioventricular annuloplasty rings are theoretically more infection resistant due to their intra-annular implantation technique and nonporous structures (monofilament of poly-1,4-dioxanone). The aim of this study was to investigate the infection resistance of a biodegradable annuloplasty ring (Kalangos-Bioring®) in a rat subcutaneous implantation model and to compare it with a commonly used conventional annuloplasty ring (Edwards Physio II®). METHODS: This study included 32 Wistar albino rats which were divided into 2 groups according to the implantation of sterile or infected annuloplasty rings as control and study groups...
March 16, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294596/the-macrolide-toxin-mycolactone-promotes-bim-dependent-apoptosis-in-buruli-ulcer-through-inhibition-of-mtor
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Raphael Bieri, Nicole Scherr, Thérèse Ruf, Jean-Pierre Dangy, Philipp Gersbach, Matthias Gehringer, Karl-Heinz Altmann, Gerd Pluschke
Mycolactone, the macrolide exotoxin produced by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is central to the pathogenesis of the chronic necrotizing skin disease Buruli ulcer (BU). Here we show that mycolactone acts as an inhibitor of the mechanistic Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway by interfering with the assembly of the two distinct mTOR protein complexes mTORC1 and mTORC2, which regulate different cellular processes. Inhibition of the assembly of the rictor containing mTORC2 complex by mycolactone prevents phosphorylation of the serine/threonine protein kinase Akt...
March 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290363/volatile-and-non-volatile-semi-volatile-compounds-and-in-vitro-bioactive-properties-of-chilean-ulmo-eucryphia-cordifolia-cav-honey
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Francisca Acevedo, Paulina Torres, B Dave Oomah, Severino Matias de Alencar, Adna Prado Massarioli, Raquel Martín-Venegas, Vicenta Albarral-Ávila, César Burgos-Díaz, Ruth Ferrer, Mónica Rubilar
Ulmo honey originating from Eucryphia cordifolia tree, known locally in the Araucania region as the Ulmo tree is a natural product with valuable nutritional and medicinal qualities. It has been used in the Mapuche culture to treat infections. This study aimed to identify the volatile and non-volatile/semi-volatile compounds of Ulmo honey and elucidate its in vitro biological properties by evaluating its antioxidant, antibacterial, antiproliferative and hemolytic properties and cytotoxicity in Caco-2 cells. Headspace volatiles of Ulmo honey were isolated by solid-phase microextraction (SPME); non-volatiles/semi-volatiles were obtained by removing all saccharides with acidified water and the compounds were identified by GC/MS analysis...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289082/use-of-a-phosphorylation-site-mutant-to-identify-distinct-modes-of-gene-repression-by-the-control-of-virulence-regulator-covr-in-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Nicola Horstmann, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Hui Yao, Xiaoping Su, Samuel A Shelburne
The control of virulence regulator/sensor kinase (CovRS) two-component system (TCS) serves as a model for investigating the impact of signaling pathways on the pathogenesis of Gram-positive bacteria. However the molecular mechanisms by which CovR, an OmpR/PhoB family response regulator, controls virulence gene expression are poorly defined partly due to the labile nature of its aspartate phosphorylation site. To better understand the regulatory effect of phosphorylated CovR, we generated the phosphorylation site mutant strain 10870-CovR-D53E, which we predicted to have a constitutive CovR phosphorylation phenotype...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287302/cutaneous-wound-biofilm-and-the-potential-for-electrical-stimulation-in-management-of-the-microbiome
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Mohammed Ashrafi, Mohamed Baguneid, Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson, Ardeshir Bayat
Infection contributes significantly to delayed cutaneous wound healing, which impacts patient care. External application of electrical stimulation (ES) has beneficial effects on wound repair and regeneration. The majority of studies to date have explored ES in relation to planktonic microorganisms, yet evidence indicates that bacteria in chronic wounds reside as antibiotic-resistant polymicrobial biofilms, which contribute to impairing wound healing. Culture-independent sequencing techniques have revolutionized our understanding of the skin microbiome and allowed a more accurate determination of microbial taxa and their relative abundance in wounds allowing a greater understanding of the host-microbial interface...
March 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280714/anti-biofilm-activity-of-a-long-chain-fatty-aldehyde-from-antarctic-pseudoalteromonas-haloplanktis-tac125-against-staphylococcus-epidermidis-biofilm
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Angela Casillo, Rosanna Papa, Annarita Ricciardelli, Filomena Sannino, Marcello Ziaco, Marco Tilotta, Laura Selan, Gennaro Marino, Maria M Corsaro, Maria L Tutino, Marco Artini, Ermenegilda Parrilli
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a harmless human skin colonizer responsible for ~20% of orthopedic device-related infections due to its capability to form biofilm. Nowadays there is an interest in the development of anti-biofilm molecules. Marine bacteria represent a still underexploited source of biodiversity able to synthesize a broad range of bioactive compounds, including anti-biofilm molecules. Previous results have demonstrated that the culture supernatant of Antarctic marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis TAC125 impairs the formation of S...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278252/complement-inhibition-by-sarcoptes-scabiei-protects-streptococcus-pyogenes-an-in-vitro-study-to-unravel-the-molecular-mechanisms-behind-the-poorly-understood-predilection-of-s-pyogenes-to-infect-mite-induced-skin-lesions
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Pearl M Swe, Lindsay D Christian, Hieng C Lu, Kadaba S Sriprakash, Katja Fischer
BACKGROUND: On a global scale scabies is one of the most common dermatological conditions, imposing a considerable economic burden on individuals, communities and health systems. There is substantial epidemiological evidence that in tropical regions scabies is often causing pyoderma and subsequently serious illness due to invasion by opportunistic bacteria. The health burden due to complicated scabies causing cellulitis, bacteraemia and sepsis, heart and kidney diseases in resource-poor communities is extreme...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270811/animal-models-of-leptospirosis-of-mice-and-hamsters
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REVIEW
Maria Gomes-Solecki, Ignacio Santecchia, Catherine Werts
Pathogenic Leptospira sp. are spirochetal bacteria responsible for leptospirosis, an emerging worldwide zoonosis. These spirochetes are very successful pathogens that infect a wide range of hosts such as fish, reptiles, birds, marsupials, and mammals. Transmission occurs when chronically infected animals excrete live bacteria in their urine, contaminating the environment. Leptospira sp. enter their hosts through damaged skin and mucosa. Chronically infected rats and mice are asymptomatic and are considered as important reservoirs of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270138/hepatocytes-express-the-antimicrobial-peptide-hbd-2-after-multiple-trauma-an-experimental-study-in-human-and-mice
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Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Matthias Weuster, Sebastian Lippross, Peter Behrendt, Sabine Fuchs, Thomas Pufe, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Andreas Bayer, Andreas Seekamp, Deike Varoga, Tim Klüter
BACKGROUND: Human-beta defensins (HBD) belong to the family of acute phase peptides and hold a broad antimicrobial spectrum that includes gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. HBD are up-regulated after severe injuries but the source of posttraumatic HBD expression has not been focused on before. In the current study we analysed the role of liver tissue in expression of HBD after multiple trauma in human and mice. METHODS: HBD-2 expression has been detected in plasma samples of 32 multiple trauma patients (ISS > 16) over 14 days after trauma by ELISA...
March 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259957/photodynamic-inactivation-of-fibroblasts-and-inhibition-of-staphylococcus%C3%A2-epidermidis-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-toluidine-blue-o
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Xin Li, Zizhong Liu, Houfang Liu, Xi Chen, Yue Liu, Honglue Tan
Treating skin and soft tissue infections of severe limb traumas can be challenging. Crucial concerns focus on inhibiting biofilm formation by antibiotic‑resistant bacteria, and preventing scar formation by fibroblastic hyperproliferation. The local use of toluidine blue O (TBO)‑mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be a promising strategy for treating such lesions. The present study used Staphylococcus epidermidis (strain ATCC 35984) to assess the effects of TBO‑PDT on bacterial adherence and biofilm formation, using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), tissue culture plating (TCP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248002/amino-acid-block-copolymers-with-broad-antimicrobial-activity-and-barrier-properties
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Michael P Bevilacqua, Daniel J Huang, Brian D Wall, Shalyn J Lane, Carl K Edwards, Jarrod A Hanson, Diego Benitez, Joseph S Solomkin, Timothy J Deming
Antimicrobial properties of a long-chain, synthetic, cationic, and hydrophobic amino acid block copolymer are reported. In 5 and 60 min time-kill assays, solutions of K100 L40 block copolymers (poly(l-lysine·hydrochloride)100 -b-poly(l-leucine)40 ) at concentrations of 10-100 µg mL(-1) show multi-log reductions in colony forming units of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as yeast, including multidrug-resistant strains. Driven by association of hydrophobic segments, K100 L40 copolymers form viscous solutions and self-supporting hydrogels in water at concentrations of 1 and 2 wt%, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246361/new-mouse-model-for-chronic-infections-by-gram-negative-bacteria-enabling-the-study-of-anti-infective-efficacy-and-host-microbe-interactions
#15
Daniel Pletzer, Sarah C Mansour, Kelli Wuerth, Negin Rahanjam, Robert E W Hancock
Only a few, relatively cumbersome animal models enable long-term Gram-negative bacterial infections that mimic human situations, where untreated infections can last for weeks. Here, we describe a simple murine cutaneous abscess model that enables chronic or progressive infections, depending on the subcutaneously injected bacterial strain. In this model, Pseudomonas aeruginosa cystic fibrosis epidemic isolate LESB58 caused localized high-density skin and soft tissue infections and necrotic skin lesions for up to 10 days but did not disseminate in either CD-1 or C57BL/6 mice...
February 28, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242178/biofilm-and-infectious-agents-present-at-the-time-of-penile-prosthesis-revision-surgery-times-are-a-changing
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REVIEW
Lauren E Dawn, Gerard D Henry, Gary K Tan, Steven K Wilson
INTRODUCTION: Although infection rates have decreased with the use of antibiotic-coated implants and other enhancements, the risk of infection is still considered a serious concern in penile implant revision surgeries. AIM: To review the literature for advances made in inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) revision surgery and organisms found at the time of revision, the significance of biofilm in prosthetic infection, and the bacteriology of infection. METHODS: PubMed was reviewed for articles spanning the past three decades that discussed micro-organisms and biofilm in relation to penile implant revision surgery...
February 24, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238880/analysis-on-the-expression-and-function-of-a-chicken-type-and-goose-type-lysozymes-in-chinese-giant-salamanders-andrias-davidianus
#17
Hui Yang, Ranran Liu, Dan Cui, Haixia Liu, Dongmei Xiong, Xiaolin Liu, Lixin Wang
Lysozymes as an important immune factor, play vital roles in innate immune response against pathogen infection. In the present study, one c-type and g-type lysozymes were identified from Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus). They shared highly conserved structural features with lysozymes from other species. Spatial expression analysis revealed that AdlysC transcript was most abundant in liver and stomach, and least in muscle and brain. In contrast, the expression level of AdlysG was most abundant in liver and least in muscle and skin...
February 24, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238217/antibacterial-and-anti-biofilm-effects-of-sodium-hypochlorite-against-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-derived-from-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
#18
S Eriksson, M J A van der Plas, M Mörgelin, A Sonesson
INTRODUCTION: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is characterised by an increased susceptibility for skin infections. Staphylococcus aureus is reported to dominate in AD lesions and reports have revealed the presence of staphylococcal biofilms. These infections contribute to aggravating the eczema. Sodium hypochlorite is known to reduce bacterial load of skin lesions as well as disease severity in AD patients but the effect on biofilms is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial and anti-biofilm effects of sodium hypochlorite against S...
February 26, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237766/n-acetylcysteine-inhibits-growth-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-of-gram-positive-skin-pathogens
#19
Daria Eroshenko, Tatyana Polyudova, Vladimir Korobov
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a non-antibiotic drug with antimicrobial properties against biofilm phenotypes of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Our aim was to assess the effects of NAC on the growth of Gram-positive human skin and mucous membrane pathogens in the planktonic and biofilm phases. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of NAC against Enterococcus faecalis, Corynebacterium ammoniagenes, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, and 14 clinical strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) ranged from 0...
February 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231455/synthetic-investigation-physicochemical-characterization-and-antibacterial-evaluation-of-ternary-bi-iii-systems-with-hydroxycarboxylic-acid-and-aromatic-chelator-substrates
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C M Nday, E Halevas, A Tsiaprazi-Stamou, D Eleftheriadou, A Hatzidimitriou, G Jackson, D Reid, A Salifoglou
Due to its physical and chemical properties, bismuth (Bi(III)) is widely used in the treatment of several gastrointestinal and skin diseases, and infections caused by bacteria. Herein, its known antimicrobial potential was taken into consideration in the synthesis of two new hybrid ternary materials of Bi(III) with the physiological α-hydroxycarboxylic glycolic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), [Bi2(C2H2O3)2(C2H3O3)(NO3)]n(.) nH2O (1) and [Bi(C12H8N2)(NO3)4](C10H8N4) (2), aiming at improving its antibacterial properties...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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