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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434154/protective-effects-of-cell-free-supernatant-and-live-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-thai-pigs-against-a-pandemic-strain-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus
#1
Wandee Sirichokchatchawan, Gun Temeeyasen, Dachrit Nilubol, Nuvee Prapasarakul
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a coronavirus which causes severe diarrhea and fatal dehydration in piglets. In general, probiotic supplements could enhance recovery and protect piglets against enteric pathogens. Seven local lactic acid bacteria (LAB), (Ent. faecium 79N and 40N, Lact. plantarum 22F, 25F and 31F, Ped. acidilactici 72N and Ped. pentosaceus 77F) from pig feces were well-characterized as high potential probiotics. Cell-free supernatants (CFS) and live LAB were evaluated for antiviral activities by co-incubation on Vero cells and challenged with a pandemic strain of PEDV isolated from pigs in Thailand...
April 22, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429610/tomentodione-e-a-new-sec-pentyl-syncarpic-acid-based-meroterpenoid-from-the-leaves-of-rhodomyrtus-tomentosa
#2
Jie Liu, Jian-Guo Song, Jun-Cheng Su, Xiao-Jun Huang, Wen-Cai Ye, Ying Wang
A new meroterpenoid, tomentodione E (1), along with four known ones (2-5) were isolated from the leaves of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Their structures were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic data as well as computational methods. Compound 1 represents the first example of meroterpenoid possessing a sec-pentyl syncarpic acid motif coupled with a caryophyllene. Compounds 1-4 were evaluated for their in vitro antiviral activity against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with cytopathic effect (CPE) reduction assay, and 2 showed potent in vitro anti-RSV effect...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427491/identification-of-a-newly-isolated-getah-virus-in-the-china-laos-border-china
#3
Yuan Yuan Li, Shi Hong Fu, Xiao Fang Guo, Wen Wen Lei, Xiao Long Li, Jing Dong Song, Lei Cao, Xiao Yan Gao, Zhi Lyu, Ying He, Huan Yu Wang, Xiao Jie Ren, Hong Ning Zhou, Gui Qin Wang, Guo Dong Liang
In this study, we isolated a virus strain (YN12031) from specimens of Armigeres subalbatus collected in the China-Laos border. BHK-21 cells infected with YN12031 exhibited an evident cytopathic effect (CPE) 32 h post-infection. The virus particles were spherical, 70 nm in diameter, and enveloped; they also featured surface fibers. Molecular genetic analysis revealed that YN12031 was closely related to alpha viruses such as Chikungunya virus and Sindbis virus, and located in the same clade as MM2021, the prototype of Getahvirus (GETV) isolated in Malaysia in 1955...
March 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415435/developing-an-electrochemical-sensor-based-on-a-carbon-paste-electrode-modified-with-nano-composite-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-cufe2o4-nanoparticles-for-determination-of-hydrogen-peroxide
#4
Ali Benvidi, Mohammad Taghi Nafar, Shahriar Jahanbani, Marzieh Dehghan Tezerjani, Masoud Rezaeinasab, Sudabeh Dalirnasab
In this paper, a highly sensitive voltammetric sensor based on a carbon paste electrode with CuFe2O4 nanoparticle (RGO/CuFe2O4/CPE) was designed for determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The electrocatalytic reduction of H2O2 was examined using various techniques such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry, amperometry and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). CuFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by co-precipitation method and characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) techniques...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411078/performance-of-the-xpert-%C3%A2-carba-r-v2-in-the-daily-workflow-of-a-hygiene-unit-in-a-country-with-a-low-prevalence-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#5
Yannick Hoyos, Souad Ouzani, Laurent Dortet, Nicolas Fortineau, Thierry Naas
Early detection of patients colonised with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is crucial for implementing proper infection control measures. Here we evaluated the biological performance of the Xpert(®) Carba-R v2 (Cepheid) in the daily workflow of a hygiene unit in a country with a low CPE prevalence. Patients repatriated from countries known for high CPE prevalence or contact patients of a known CPE carrier were targeted as being 'high-risk patients' for CPE carriage. Between September 2015 and March 2016, 241 'high-risk patients' for CPE carriage were screened using the Xpert(®) Carba-R v2 and by plating on chromID(®) CARBA Smart medium (bioMérieux) with and without ertapenem-containing enrichment culture for 24 h...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407439/flexible-li-co2-batteries-with-liquid-free-electrolyte
#6
Xiaofei Hu, Zifan Li, Jun Chen
Developing flexible Li-CO2 batteries is a promising approach to reuse CO2 and simultaneously supply energy to wearable electronics. However, all reported Li-CO2 batteries use liquid electrolyte and lack robust electrolyte/electrodes structure, not providing the safety and flexibility required. Herein we demonstrate flexible liquid-free Li-CO2 batteries based on poly(methacrylate)/poly(ethylene glycol)-LiClO4 -3 wt %SiO2 composite polymer electrolyte (CPE) and multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNTs) cathodes. The CPE (7...
April 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404684/the-immaculate-carbapenemase-study
#7
Kenneth S Thomson
Carbapenemase-producing organisms, or CPOs, are gram-negative pathogens that produce a transmissible carbapenemase and are typically resistant to most, sometimes all, antibiotics. We now face a global CPO pandemic of high mortality. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, J. A. Karlowsky et al (J. Clin Microbiol 55: xxxx-xxyy, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02316-16) report the results of an extensive global surveillance study that provides much-needed information that enhances our understanding of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and which will be valuable for the development of improved strategies for CPE control and therapy of infections...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404680/development-and-validation-of-a-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-rapid-detection-of-ndm-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#8
Hervé Boutal, Thierry Naas, Karine Devilliers, Saoussen Oueslati, Laurent Dortet, Sandrine Bernabeu, Stéphanie Simon, Hervé Volland
The global spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) that are often resistant to most, if not all, classes of antibiotics is a major public health concern. NDM-1 carbapenemase is among the most worrisome carbapenemases given its rapid worldwide spread. We have developed and evaluated a lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA, called NDM LFIA) for rapid and reliable detection of NDM-like carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from culture colonies.We evaluated the NDM LFIA using 175 reference enterobacterial isolates with characterized ß-lactamase gene content and 74 non-duplicate consecutive carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates referred for expertise to the French National Reference Center (NRC) for antibiotic resistance during a one-week period (in June 2016)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403005/impact-of-patient-affect-on-physician-estimate-of-probability-of-serious-illness-and-test-ordering
#9
Jeffrey A Kline, Dawn Neumann, Samih Raad, David L Schriger, Cassandra L Hall, Jake Capito, David Kammer
PURPOSE: The authors hypothesize patient facial affect may influence clinician pretest probability (PTP) estimate of cardiopulmonary emergency (CPE) and desire to order a computerized tomographic pulmonary angiogram (CTPA). METHOD: This prospective study was conducted at three Indiana University-affiliated hospitals in two parts: collecting videos of patients undergoing CTPA for suspected acute pulmonary embolism watching a humorous video (August 2014-April 2015) and presenting the medical histories and videos to clinicians to determine the impact of patient facial affect on physicians' PTP estimate of CPE and desire to order a CTPA (June-November 2015)...
April 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399346/tumors-and-related-lesions-of-the-pigmented-epithelium
#10
Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
Several tumors and pseudotumors can arise from the iris pigment epithelium (IPE), ciliary pigment epithelium (CPE), and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), including cysts of the IPE, solitary congenital hypertrophy of the RPE (CHRPE), multifocal CHRPE ("bear tracks"), congenital simple hamartoma of the RPE, combined hamartoma of the retina and RPE, and acquired epithelioma of IPE, CPE, and RPE. This article describes examples of pigment epithelial tumors and pseudotumors by reviewing the literature and cases on file in the Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395999/the-ns1-protein-of-h5n6-feline-influenza-virus-inhibits-feline-beta-interferon-response-by-preventing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-irf3-activation
#11
Lifang Wang, Xinliang Fu, Yun Zheng, Pei Zhou, Bo Fang, San Huang, Xin Zhang, Jidang Chen, Zongxi Cao, Jin Tian, Shoujun Li
Despite the apparent lack of a feline influenza virus lineage, cats are susceptible to infection by influenza A viruses. Here, we characterized in vitro A/feline/Guangdong/1/2015, an H5N6 avian influenza virus recently isolated from cats. A/feline/Guangdong/1/2015 replicated to high titers and caused CPE in feline kidney cells. We determined that infection with A/feline/Guangdong/1/2015 did not activate the IFN-β promoter, but inhibited it by blocking the activation of NF-κB and IRF3. We also determined that the viral NS1 protein mediated the block, and that the dsRNA binding domain of NS1 was essential to perform this function...
April 7, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395583/isolation-and-identification-of-compounds-from-kalanchoe-pinnata-having-human-alphaherpesvirus-and-vaccinia-virus-antiviral-activity
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Matthew Cryer, Kyle Lane, Mary Greer, Rex Cates, Scott Burt, Merritt Andrus, Jiping Zou, Paul Rogers, Marc D H Hansen, Jillybeth Burgado, Subbian Satheshkumar Panayampalli, Craig W Day, Donald F Smee, Brent F Johnson
CONTEXT: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. (Crassulaceae) is a succulent plant that is known for its traditional antivirus and antibacterial usage. OBJECTIVE: This work examines two compounds identified from the K. pinnata plant for their antivirus activity against human alphaherpesvirus (HHV) 1 and 2 and vaccinia virus (VACV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Compounds KPB-100 and KPB-200 were isolated using HPLC and were identified using NMR and MS. Both compounds were tested in plaque reduction assay of HHV-2 wild type (WT) and VACV...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392315/clinical-efficacy-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-versus-other-active-agents-for-the-treatment-of-bacteremia-due-to-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-hematologic-patients
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Juan J Castón, Isabel Lacort, Pilar Martín-Dávila, Belén Loeches, Salvador Tabares, Liz Temkin, Julián Torre-Cisneros, José R Paño
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to describe clinical features, treatment and outcomes in patients with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) bacteremia. Additionally, patients treated with ceftazidime/avibactam (study group) were compared to the rest of the patients (comparator group) to determine the influence of the treatment in both crude mortality and clinical cure. METHODS: Multicenter and retrospective study that included patients with hematologic malignancies who had CPE bacteremia...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390317/a-highly-sensitive-and-selective-sensor-based-on-a-graphene-coated-carbon-paste-electrode-modified-with-a-computationally-designed-boron-embedded-duplex-molecularly-imprinted-hybrid-membrane-for-the-sensing-of-lamotrigine
#14
Hongjuan Wang, Duo Qian, Xilin Xiao, Shuqin Gao, Jianlin Cheng, Bo He, Lifu Liao, Jian Deng
An innovative electrochemical sensor, based on a carbon paste electrode (CPE) modified with graphene (GR) and a boron-embedded duplex molecularly imprinted hybrid membrane (B-DMIHM), was fabricated for the highly sensitive and selective determination of lamotrigine (LMT). Density functional theory (DFT) was employed to study the interactions between the template and monomers to screen appropriate functional monomers for rational design of the B-DMIHM. The distinct synergic effect of GR and B-DMIHM was evidenced by the positive shift of the reduction peak potential of LMT at B-DMIHM/GR modified CPE (B-DMIHM/GR/CPE) by about 300mV, and the 13-fold amplification of the peak current, compared to a bare carbon paste electrode (CPE)...
March 30, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386642/absence-of-carboxypeptidase-e-neurotrophic-factor-%C3%AE-1-in-knock-out-mice-leads-to-dysfunction-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling-in-hippocampus
#15
Lan Xiao, Su-Youne Chang, Zhi-Gang Xiong, Prabhuanand Selveraj, Y Peng Loh
Carboxypeptidase E (CPE), first discovered as a prohormone processing enzyme, has also now been shown to be a secreted neurotrophic factor (neurotrophic factor-α1, NF-α1) that acts extracellularly as a signaling molecule to mediate neuroprotection, cortical stem cell differentiation, and antidepressive-like behavior in mice. Since brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has very similar trophic functions, and its processing from pro-BDNF involves intracellular sorting of pro-BDNF to the regulated secretory pathway by CPE acting as a sorting receptor, we investigated whether the lack of CPE/NF-α1 would affect BDNF-TrkB signaling in mice...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386184/cloud-point-extraction-flame-atomic-absorption-spectrometry-for-pre-concentration-and-determination-of-trace-amounts-of-silver-ions-in-water-samples
#16
Xiupei Yang, Zhihui Jia, Xiaocui Yang, Gu Li, Xiangjun Liao
A cloud point extraction (CPE) method was used as a pre-concentration strategy prior to the determination of trace levels of silver in water by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) The pre-concentration is based on the clouding phenomena of non-ionic surfactant, triton X-114, with Ag (I)/diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC) complexes in which the latter is soluble in a micellar phase composed by the former. When the temperature increases above its cloud point, the Ag (I)/DDTC complexes are extracted into the surfactant-rich phase...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381578/mutagenesis-of-dengue-virus-protein-ns2a-revealed-a-novel-domain-responsible-for-virus-induced-cytopathic-effect-and-interactions-between-ns2a-and-ns2b-transmembrane-segments
#17
Ren-Huang Wu, Ming-Han Tsai, Kuen-Nan Tsai, Jia Ni Tian, Jian-Sung Wu, Su-Ying Wu, Jyh-Haur Chern, Chun-Hong Chen, Andrew Yueh
The NS2A protein of Dengue virus (DENV) has eight predicted transmembrane segments (pTMS1-8) and participates in RNA replication, virion assembly, and host antiviral response. However, the roles of specific amino acid residues within the pTMS regions of NS2A during the viral life cycle are not clear. Here, we explored the function of DENV NS2A by introducing a series of alanine substitutions into the N-terminal half (pTMS1-4) of the protein in the context of a DENV infectious clone or subgenomic replicon. Six NS2A mutants (NM5, 7, 9, and 17-19) around pTMS1-2 displayed a novel phenotype showing a >1000-fold reduction in virus yield, an absence of plaque formation despite wild-type-like replicon activity, and infectious virus-like particle yields...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380016/carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-recovered-from-a-spanish-river-ecosystem
#18
Núria Piedra-Carrasco, Anna Fàbrega, William Calero-Cáceres, Thais Cornejo-Sánchez, Maryury Brown-Jaque, Alba Mir-Cros, Maite Muniesa, Juan José González-López
The increasing resistance to carbapenems is an alarming threat in the fight against multiresistant bacteria. The dissemination properties of antimicrobial resistance genes are supported by their detection in a diverse population of bacteria, including strains isolated from the environment. The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) collected from a river ecosystem in the Barcelona metropolitan area (Spain). Identification of β-lactamases and other resistance determinants was determined as was the antimicrobial susceptibility profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377001/assessing-uv-inactivation-of-adenovirus-41-using-integrated-cell-culture-real-time-qpcr-rt-qpcr
#19
Ning Ding, Stephen A Craik, Xiaoli Pang, Bonita Lee, Norman F Neumann
  Enteric adenoviruses are among most UV-resistant viruses in water. Cytopathic effects (CPE)-based cell culture TCID50 assay as a conventional virus assessment approach has major drawbacks for enteric adenovirus since it is selective on cell lines and takes longer time to show CPE. Integrated cell culture real-time quantitative PCR (ICC-qPCR) and reverse transcriptase (RT)-qPCR were applied in this study, in comparison with TCID50, to assess UV inactivation of adenovirus type 41 (Ad41) in water. Adenovirus type 41 was exposed to UV doses of 40, 80, 160, and 320 mJ/cm2 using a collimated beam apparatus...
April 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375671/outcome-in-design-specific-comparisons-between-highly-crosslinked-and-conventional-polyethylene-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
#20
Per-Erik Johanson, Ove Furnes, Leif Ivar Havelin, Anne Marie Fenstad, Alma B Pedersen, Søren Overgaard, Göran Garellick, Keijo Mäkelä, Johan Kärrholm
Background and purpose - Most registry studies regarding highly crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) have focused on the overall revision risk. We compared the risk of cup and/or liner revision for specific cup and liner designs made of either XLPE or conventional polyethylene (CPE), regarding revision for any reason and revision due to aseptic loosening and/or osteolysis. Patients and methods - Using the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) database, we identified cup and liner designs where either XLPE or CPE had been used in more than 500 THAs performed for primary hip osteoarthritis...
April 4, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
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