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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233789/in-silico-serine-%C3%AE-lactamases-analysis-reveals-a-huge-potential-resistome-in-environmental-and-pathogenic-species
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Christian Brandt, Sascha D Braun, Claudia Stein, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht, Mathias W Pletz, Oliwia Makarewicz
The secretion of antimicrobial compounds is an ancient mechanism with clear survival benefits for microbes competing with other microorganisms. Consequently, mechanisms that confer resistance are also ancient and may represent an underestimated reservoir in environmental bacteria. In this context, β-lactamases (BLs) are of great interest due to their long-term presence and diversification in the hospital environment, leading to the emergence of Gram-negative pathogens that are resistant to cephalosporins (extended spectrum BLs = ESBLs) and carbapenems (carbapenemases)...
February 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233464/antimicrobial-resistance-genes-in-pigeons-from-public-parks-in-costa-rica
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K Blanco-Peña, F Esperón, A M Torres-Mejía, A de la Torre, E de la Cruz, M Jiménez-Soto
Antimicrobial resistance is known to be an emerging problem, but the extent of the issue remains incomplete. The aim of this study was to determine the presence or absence of nine resistance genes (blaTEM , catI, mecA, qnrS, sulI, sulII, tet(A), tet(Q), vanA) in the faeces of 141 pigeons from four urban parks in Alajuela, Guadalupe, Tres Ríos and San José in Costa Rica. The genes were identified by real-time PCR directly from enema samples. About 30% of the samples were positive for genes catI and sulI; between 13% and 17% were positive for qnrS, sulII, tet(A) and tet(Q); and 4% were positive for blaTEM ...
February 24, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232823/development-of-a-rapid-reverse-blot-hybridization-assay-for-detection-of-clinically-relevant-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-blood-cultures-testing-positive-for-gram-negative-bacteria
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Hye-Young Wang, Gilsung Yoo, Juwon Kim, Young Uh, Wonkeun Song, Jong Bae Kim, Hyeyoung Lee
Rapid and accurate identification of the causative pathogens of bloodstream infections is crucial for the prompt initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy to decrease the related morbidity and mortality rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a newly developed PCR-reverse blot hybridization assay (REBA) for the rapid detection of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) and their extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL), AmpC β-lactamase, and carbapenemase resistance genes directly from the blood culture bottles...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232687/antimicrobial-resistance-setting-the-record-straight
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M Armstrong
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February 24, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231850/decline-in-the-proportion-of-methicillin-resistance-among-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-non-invasive-samples-and-in-outpatient-settings-and-changes-in-the-co-resistance-profiles-an-analysis-of-data-collected-within-the-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance
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Jan Walter, Ines Noll, Marcel Feig, Bettina Weiss, Hermann Claus, Guido Werner, Tim Eckmanns, Julia Hermes, Muna Abu Sin
BACKGROUND: Recent analysis of trends of non-invasive infections with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), of trends of MRSA infections in outpatient settings and of co-resistance profiles of MRSA isolates are scarce or lacking in Germany. METHODS: We analysed data from the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (ARS). We included in the analysis the first isolate of S. aureus per patient and year, which had a valid test result for oxacillin resistance and which was not a screening sample...
February 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231771/novel-synthetic-analogues-of-avian-%C3%AE-defensin-12-the-role-of-charge-hydrophobicity-and-disulfide-bridges-in-biological-functions
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Ming Yang, Chunye Zhang, Michael Z Zhang, Shuping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Avian β-defensins (AvBD) possess broad-spectrum antimicrobial, LPS neutralizing and chemotactic properties. AvBD-12 is a chemoattractant for avian immune cells and mammalian dendritic cells (JAWSII) - a unique feature that is relevant to the applications of AvBDs as chemotherapeutic agents in mammalian hosts. To identify the structural components essential to various biological functions, we have designed and evaluated seven AvBD analogues. RESULTS: In the first group of analogues, the three conserved disulfide bridges were eliminated by replacing cysteines with alanine and serine residues, peptide hydrophobicity and charge were increased by changing negatively charged amino acid residues to hydrophobic (AvBD-12A1) or positively charged residues (AvBD-12A2 and AvBD-12A3)...
February 23, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231617/characterization-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-strains-isolated-from-industrial-cleanrooms-under-regular-routine-disinfection
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U Ribič, A Klančnik, B Jeršek
AIMS: The purpose of this study was the genotypic and phenotypic characterization of 57 strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from cleanroom environments, based on their biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance profiles. METHODS AND RESULTS: Biofilm formation was investigated using real-time PCR (icaA, aap, bhp genes), the Congo red agar method, and the crystal violet assay. The majority of the strains (59.7%; 34/57) did not form biofilms according to the crystal violet assay, although the biofilm-associated genes were present in 94...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230992/novel-design-of-heptad-amphiphiles-to-enhance-cell-selectivity-salt-resistance-anti-biofilm-properties-and-their-membrane-disruptive-mechanism
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Xiujing Dou, Xin Zhu, Jiajun Wang, Na Dong, Anshan Shan
Coiled-coil, a basic folding pattern of native proteins, was previously demonstrated to be associated with the specific spatial recognition, association, and dissociation of proteins and can be used to perfect engineering peptide model. Thus, in this study, a series of amphiphiles composed of heptads repeats with coiled-coil structures was constructed, and the designed peptides exhibited a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities. Circular dichroism and biological assays showed that the heptad repeats and length of the linker between the heptads largely influenced the amphiphile's helical propensity and cell selectivity...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230084/highly-potent-antimicrobial-peptides-from-n-terminal-membrane-binding-region-of-e-coli-mreb
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Karabi Saikia, Yalavarthi Durga Sravani, Vibin Ramakrishnan, Nitin Chaudhary
Microbial pathogenesis is a serious health concern. The threat escalates as the existing conventional antimicrobials are losing their efficacy against the evolving pathogens. Peptides hold promise to be developed into next-generation antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides adopt amphipathic structures that could selectively bind to and disrupt the microbial membranes. Interaction of proteins with membranes is central to all living systems and we reasoned that the membrane-binding domains in microbial proteins could be developed into efficient antimicrobials...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229435/design-and-pharmacodynamics-of-recombinant-nz2114-histidine-mutants-with-improved-activity-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Huixian Chen, Ruoyu Mao, Da Teng, Xiumin Wang, Ya Hao, Xingjun Feng, Jianhua Wang
NZ2114 is a promising candidate for therapeutic application owing to its potent activity to Staphylococcus aureus. Our objective was to identify NZ2114 derivatives with improved activity through substitution of His16 and His18 with residues Arginine and Lysine. Eight mutants were designed and expressed in Pichia pastoris X-33 via pPICZαA. Five of them exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against S. aureus at low minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 0.057-0.454 μM. Among them, H1, H2, and H3 showed ideal pharmacodynamic effects on methicillin-resistant S...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229018/-genomic-data-mining-of-the-marine-actinobacteria-streptomyces-sp-h-kf8-unveils-insights-into-multi-stress-related-genes-and-metabolic-pathways-involved-in-antimicrobial-synthesis
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Agustina Undabarrena, Juan A Ugalde, Michael Seeger, Beatriz Cámara
Streptomyces sp. H-KF8 is an actinobacterial strain isolated from marine sediments of a Chilean Patagonian fjord. Morphological characterization together with antibacterial activity was assessed in various culture media, revealing a carbon-source dependent activity mainly against Gram-positive bacteria (S. aureus and L. monocytogenes). Genome mining of this antibacterial-producing bacterium revealed the presence of 26 biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) for secondary metabolites, where among them, 81% have low similarities with known BGCs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228492/neisseria-gonorrhoeae-sequence-typing-for-antimicrobial-resistance-ng-star-a-novel-antimicrobial-resistance-multilocus-typing-scheme-for-tracking-the-global-dissemination-of-n-gonorrhoeae-strains
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W Demczuk, S Sidhu, M Unemo, D M Whiley, V G Allen, J R Dillon, M Cole, C Seah, E Trembizki, D L Trees, E N Kersh, A J Abrams, H J C de Vries, A P van Dam, I Medina, A Bharat, M R Mulvey, G Van Domselaar, I Martin
A curated web-based user-friendly sequence typing tool based on antimicrobial resistance determinants in Neisseria gonorrhoeae was developed and is publicly accessible at https://ngstar.canada.ca The N. gonorrhoeae Sequence Typing for Antimicrobial Resistance (NG-STAR) molecular typing scheme uses the DNA sequences of 7 genes (penA, mtrR, porB, ponA, gyrA, parC, 23S rRNA) associated with resistance to β-lactam antimicrobials, macrolides, or fluoroquinolones. NG-STAR uses the entire penA sequence combining the historical nomenclature for penA types I-XXXVIII with novel nucleotide sequence designations; the full mtrR sequence and a portion of its promoter region; portions of ponA, porB, gyrA and parC; and 23S rRNA sequences...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228089/genotypic-characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-spp-in-tertiary-center-iran
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Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Matin Rouhani, Mahdiyeh Ghasemnejad
BACKGROUND: Enterococci infection rate, mortality and morbidity has been increased in recent decades accompanied by progressive emerging antimicrobial resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), important pathogen in hospitalized patients, have distinct antibiotic susceptibility to glycopeptides that varied genetically and can influence in choosing therapeutic agents. In this study, we aimed to determine the patterns of antimicrobial resistance according to the genotypic variations in VREs...
February 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228075/challenges-in-dermal-delivery-of-therapeutic-antimicrobial-protein-and-peptides
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Rohan Aminbhai Lalani, Ambikanandan Misra, Jitendra Amrutiya, Hinal Patel, Priyanka Bhatt, Vivek Patel
BACKGROUND: Protein and peptides in biological system form an important part of innate immune system and are being explored for potential use in various diseases as therapeutics. Importance of proteins and peptides as a new class of antimicrobial agents have boosted research in the field of biotechnology as potential alternative to antibiotic agents. OBJECTIVE: Protein and peptides antimicrobial as a therapeutics class are structurally diverse and exhibit potent activity against microbes by various mechanisms...
February 22, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226178/occurrence-characterization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-salmonella-enterica-in-slaughtered-pigs-in-sardinia
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Federica Fois, Francesca Piras, Mia Torpdahl, Roberta Mazza, Simonetta G Consolati, Carlo Spanu, Christian Scarano, Enrico P L De Santis
The aim of this study was to determine Salmonella occurrence in slaughtered finishing pigs and piglets and in slaughterhouse environment in order to characterize the isolates with phenotypical (antimicrobial testing) and molecular (PFGE, MLVA) methods. Nine slaughterhouses located in Sardinia were visited. Six hundred and eight samples collected from 106 pigs and 108 environmental samples were collected and analyzed. Salmonella was isolated in 65 of 504 (12.9%) samples from finishing pigs, with an occurrence of 15...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225917/oxacillin-magnetically-targeted-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-s-aureus-infection-in-rats
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Juliana Fernandes de Carvalho, Ítalo Medeiros de Azevedo, Keyla Borges Ferreira Rocha, Aldo Cunha Medeiros, Artur da Silva Carriço
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of oxacillin bonded to magnetic nanoparticles in local infection model in rat. Methods: Twelve Wistar rats weighing 290±18g were randomly divided into four groups (n=6, each) and all rats had a magnet ring sutured on their right thighs. In the biodistribution group rats 0.1mL of 99mTc-magnetite (0.66 MBq) was injected i.v and after 30 minutes, biodistribution of 99mTc-magnetite was evaluated in right and left thighs. The other groups were inoculated with MRSA in each thigh muscles...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225904/invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-disease-in-the-vaccine-era-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Mari Tuyama, Jessica Corrêa-Antônio, Jessica Schlackman, Jane W Marsh, Maria C Rebelo, Elaine O Cerqueira, Márcio Nehab, Fabíola Kegele, Getúlio F Carmo, Dominique Ca Thielmann, Paulo F Barroso, Lee H Harrison, David E Barroso
BACKGROUND: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) serotype b (Hib) conjugate vaccine was incorporated into the infant immunisation schedule in Brazil in 1999, where Hib was one of the major etiologic sources of community-acquired bacterial meningitis. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the molecular epidemiology of invasive Hi disease in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, before and after vaccine introduction. METHODS: Surveillance data from 1986 to 2014 were analysed...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225898/invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-disease-in-the-vaccine-era-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#19
Mari Tuyama, Jessica Corrêa-Antônio, Jessica Schlackman, Jane W Marsh, Maria C Rebelo, Elaine O Cerqueira, Márcio Nehab, Fabíola Kegele, Getúlio F Carmo, Dominique Ca Thielmann, Paulo F Barroso, Lee H Harrison, David E Barroso
BACKGROUND: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) serotype b (Hib) conjugate vaccine was incorporated into the infant immunisation schedule in Brazil in 1999, where Hib was one of the major etiologic sources of community-acquired bacterial meningitis. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the molecular epidemiology of invasive Hi disease in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, before and after vaccine introduction. METHODS: Surveillance data from 1986 to 2014 were analysed...
February 16, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225711/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-therapy-in-soft-tissue-infection
#20
Matthew Dryden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The global burden of disease in skin and soft tissue lesions is enormous. Many chronic, poorly healing lesions get treated with antibiotics despite the lack of evidence for long-term antibiotics. There is a global antibiotic resistance crisis driven largely by inappropriate use of large volumes of antibiotics. One solution is to reduce the selection pressure on bacteria by reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. There are few novel antimicrobials...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
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