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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045449/substitutions-in-conserved-regions-preceding-and-within-the-linker-affect-activity-and-flexibility-of-trnase-zl-the-long-form-of-trnase-z
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Makenzie Saoura, Kyla Pinnock, Maria Pujantell-Graell, Louis Levinger
The enzyme tRNase Z, a member of the metallo-β-lactamase family, endonucleolytically removes 3' trailers from precursor tRNAs, preparing them for CCA addition and aminoacylation. The short form of tRNase Z, tRNase ZS, functions as a homodimer and is found in all prokaryotes and some eukaryotes. The long form, tRNase ZL, related to tRNase ZS through tandem duplication and found only in eukaryotes, possesses ~2,000-fold greater catalytic efficiency than tRNase ZS. tRNase ZL consists of related but diverged amino and carboxy domains connected by a flexible linker (also referred to as a flexible tether) and functions as a monomer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042339/clonal-dissemination-of-oxa-48-producing-enterobacter-cloacae-isolated-from-companion-animals-in-algeria
#2
Massilia Yousfi, Abdelaziz Touati, Anaelle Muggeo, Brazane Mira, Asma Bourouis, Lucien Brasme, Thomas Guillard, Christophe de Champs
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in companion animals. METHODS: Between October 2015 and April 2016, 533 rectal swabs were obtained from healthy and diseased pets in different cities in Algeria. Samples collected were plated on MacConkey agar supplemented with ertapenem (0.5mg/L). The isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed using disk diffusion method...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040585/emergence-of-mcr-1-and-carbapenemase-genes-in-hospital-sewage-water-in-beijing-china
#3
Longyang Jin, Ruobing Wang, Xiaojuan Wang, Qi Wang, Yawei Zhang, Yuyao Yin, Hui Wang
Objectives: This study identified and characterized mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae (MCRPE) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in hospital sewage water. Methods: Influent and effluent sewage samples were collected from five tertiary hospitals in Beijing in December 2016. Samples were screened for MCRPE and CPE using antibiotic selection media. Results were confirmed by PCR amplification of β-lactamase and colistin resistance (mcr-1 and mcr-2) genes and by sequencing...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040337/a-comparison-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-from-clinical-recreational-water-and-wastewater-samples-associated-in-time-and-location
#4
Silje B Jørgensen, Arne V Søraas, Lotte S Arnesen, Truls M Leegaard, Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Pål A Jenum
Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) are excreted via effluents and sewage into the environment where they can re-contaminate humans and animals. The aim of this observational study was to detect and quantify ESBL-EC in recreational water and wastewater, and perform a genetic and phenotypic comparative analysis of the environmental strains with geographically associated human urinary ESBL-EC. Recreational fresh- and saltwater samples from four different beaches and wastewater samples from a nearby sewage plant were filtered and cultured on differential and ESBL-selective media...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040083/consumption-of-edible-ice-contaminated-with-acinetobacter-pseudomonas-and-stenotrophomonas-is-a-risk-factor-for-fecal-colonization-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-vietnam
#5
Tatsuya Nakayama, Nguyen Cong Ha, Phong Quoc Le, Ryuji Kawahara, Yuko Kumeda, Yoshinori Sumimura, Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Although Vietnamese residents frequently harbor extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E), it is unclear which foods/beverages are risk factors for acquiring these bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency with which edible ice served in restaurants is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and thereby clarify whether this product poses a risk for ESBL-E carriage in humans. Ice from restaurants in Vietnam and Japan was screened for bacteria capable of growing on agar containing cefotaxime (BG-CTX)...
2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040081/characterization-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-in-asi-orontes-river-in-turkey
#6
Cemil Kürekci, Muhsin Aydin, Mustafa Yipel, Mohammad Katouli, Aycan Gündoğdu
In this study, the presence of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in aquatic environments (the Orontes River and an urban wastewater) was investigated. Fifty-four E. coli strains resistant to cefotaxime were isolated from the river waters and nearby waste water treatment plant and screened for ESBL gene variants, different classes of integrons and sulfonamide resistance genes. The ESBL-producing E. coli strains were further characterized by PhP-typing system, phylogenetic grouping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
October 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039729/antimicrobial-activity-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-tested-against-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-with-various-resistance-patterns-isolated-in-u-s-hospitals-2013-2016-as-part-of-the-surveillance-program-program-to-assess-ceftolozane-tazobactam-susceptibility
#7
Dee Shortridge, Michael A Pfaller, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm
This study evaluated the in vitro activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and comparator agents tested against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from hospitalized patients in the United States. Ceftolozane-tazobactam is an antipseudomonal cephalosporin combined with a well-established β-lactamase inhibitor. A total of 18,960 organisms (15,223 Enterobacteriaceae and 3,737 P. aeruginosa) were consecutively collected from 32 medical centers located in all nine U.S. census divisions from 2013 to 2016...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039717/high-prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-libyan-war-casualties-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-germany
#8
Benedikt Lohr, Yvonne Pfeifer, Ursel Heudorf, Christoph Rangger, Douglas E Norris, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld
The ongoing Libyan conflict constantly causes victims among the military and civilian population. Cross-border transfer of patients represents a high risk of introducing multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), for example, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and carbapenem-resistant gram-negative organisms (CROs), into the country of destination. This study assessed the MDRO status in Libyan war casualties (n = 67) admitted to Northwest Medical Centre in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from August 2016 till January 2017...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039707/first-detection-of-ctx-m-1-in-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-seafood-from-tunisia
#9
Leila Ben Said, Mouna Hamdaoui, Ahlem Jouini, Abdellatif Boudabous, Karim Ben Slama, Carmen Torres, Naouel Klibi
The purpose of this study was to determine the carriage rate of Escherichia coli isolates in seafood, to analyze the phenotype and genotype of antimicrobial resistance in the recovered isolates, and to characterize extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) E. coli producers. E. coli isolates were recovered from 24 (34.3%) of the 70 seafood samples analyzed, and one isolate per sample was further characterized. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disk diffusion method in the 24 isolates, with the following results (number of resistant isolates): tetracycline (8), streptomycin (7), ampicillin (6), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (4), chloramphenicol (4), ciprofloxacin (3), cefotaxime (2), and ceftazidime (2)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039302/oxa-48-and-ctx-m-15-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-in-raw-milk-in-lebanon-epidemic-spread-of-dominant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clones
#10
Mohamad Diab, Monzer Hamze, Richard Bonnet, Estelle Saras, Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni
Raw milk has recently been reported as a source of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase genes. We thus investigated the prevalence of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in raw milk in Lebanon in order to assess the risk of transfer of these bacteria to humans. A high prevalence (30.2 %) of CTX-M-15-producing K. pneumoniae was detected in raw bovine milk. Three main K. pneumoniae clones were identified by PFGE and MLST typing. Southern blot experiments revealed that one of these clones carried the blaCTX-M-15 gene chromosomally...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039274/different-escherichia-coli-b2-st131-clades-b-and-c-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-esbl-colonizing-residents-of-portuguese-nursing-homes
#11
C Rodrigues, E Machado, S Fernandes, L Peixe, Â Novais
ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and particularly Escherichia coli ST131 isolates producing CTX-M enzymes are commonly found colonizing the intestine of nursing home (NH) residents, but ST131 subclonal structure has been scarcely explored in this vulnerable population. Our goal was to perform a pilot study to assess the faecal carriage rate and epidemiological features of ESBL- and/or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E and CPE, respectively) among NH residents. For this purpose, faecal samples from residents at 4 different NHs in the North of Portugal (representing 9·5% of the residents' population, July 2014) were screened for ESBL-E and/or CPE by phenotypic and genotypic methods...
October 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038283/ctx-m-15-producing-shewanella-sp-clinical-isolate-expressing-oxa-535-a-chromosome-encoded-oxa-48-variant-putative-progenitor-of-the-plasmid-encoded-oxa-436
#12
Agnès B Jousset, Laura Dabos, Rémy A Bonnin, Delphine Girlich, Anaïs Potron, Nicolas Cabanel, Laurent Dortet, Philippe Glaser, Thierry Naas
Shewanella spp. constitute a reservoir of antibiotic resistance determinants. In a bile sample, we have identified three Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Shewanella sp. JAB-1) isolated from a child suffering from cholangitis. Our objectives were to characterize the genome and the resistome of the first ESBL-producing isolate of the genus Shewanella and determine whether plasmidic exchange occurred between the three-bacterial species. Bacterial isolates were characterized using MALDI-TOF, standard biochemical tools and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038264/clinical-evolution-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-ndm-optimizes-resistance-under-zn-ii-deprivation
#13
Guillermo Bahr, Luisina Vitor-Horen, Christopher R Bethel, Robert A Bonomo, Lisandro J González, Alejandro J Vila
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are rapidly spreading and taking a staggering toll on all healthcare systems, largely due to the dissemination of genes coding for potent carbapenemases. An important family of carbapenemases are the Zn(II)-dependent β-lactamases, known as Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs). Among them, the New-Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) has experienced the fastest and widest geographical spread. While other clinically important MBLs are soluble periplasmic enzymes, NDM β-lactamases are lipoproteins anchored to the outer membrane in Gram-negative bacteria...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038260/meropenem-vaborbactam-resistance-selection-prevention-and-molecular-mechanisms-in-mutants-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#14
Dongxu Sun, Debora Rubio-Aparicio, Kirk Nelson, Michael N Dudley, Olga Lomovskaya
Vaborbactam (formerly RPX7009) is a new beta-lactamase inhibitor based on a cyclic boronic acid pharmacophore with potent inhibitory activity against Klebsiella pneumoniaecarbapenemases (KPC). It has been developed in combination with meropenem. The objective of these studies was to identify concentrations of both agents associated with selecting or preventing single-step mutations leading to reduced sensitivity to the combination, and to characterize the selected mutations. Eighteen strains of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae with varying degrees of sensitivity to meropenem (MIC 8-512 μg/ml) and meropenem-vaborbactam (≤0...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037802/the-impact-of-inoculum-size-on-the-activity-of-cefoperazone-sulbactam-against-multidrug-resistant-organisms
#15
Ping-Chin Chang, Chi-Chung Chen, Ying Chen Lu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hui-Ling Huang, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the in vitro activity of cefoperazone alone and different cefoperazone-sulbactam ratios against different inoculum sizes of multidrug resistant organisms. METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of cefoperazone, cefoperazone-sulbactam at fixed ratio of 1:1 and 2:1 against a normal inoculum size of 5 × 10(5) CFU/ml and a high inoculum size of 5 × 10(7) CFU/ml were measured. RESULTS: Each 33 isolates of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Escherichiacoli, ESBL-producing Klebsiellapneumoniae, carbapenem-resistant E...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036990/-drug-resistance-and-dissemination-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-positive-bacteria-in-a-patient
#16
X F Zhao, M Yuan, X Chen, X F Liu, D S Yu, J Li
Objective: The aim of this work was to report the surveillance and dissemination of NDM-1 positive bacteria in a patient and ward environment. Methods: In 2010, during the therapy for a 51 years old patient, clinical and environmental samples were collected for carbapenem resistant bacterial culture, according to the clinical microbiological examination. Strains identification and antibiotic susceptibility were tested by VITEK Compact 2 system and E-test. The bla(NDM-1) was detected by PCR and analyzed by sequencing...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034431/cultivation-dependent-and-high-throughput-sequencing-approaches-studying-the-co-occurrence-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-municipal-sewage-system
#17
An-Dong Li, Liping Ma, Xiao-Tao Jiang, Tong Zhang
During the past years, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) leading for the spreading of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) became a global problem, especially multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are considered the prime culprit of antibiotic resistance. However, the correlation between the antibiotic-resistant phenotype and the ARG profiles remains poorly understood. In the present study, metagenomic functional screening and metagenomic analysis of coliforms were combined to explore the phenotype and genotype of the ARBs from municipal sewage...
October 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034106/epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-phenotypes-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-responsible-for-infantile-gastroenteritis-in-ouagadougou-burkina-faso
#18
Ali Konaté, René Dembélé, Nathalie K Guessennd, Fernique Konan Kouadio, Innocent Kouamé Kouadio, Mohamed Baguy Ouattara, Wendpoulomdé A D Kaboré, Assèta Kagambèga, Haoua Cissé, Hadiza Bawa Ibrahim, Touwendsida Serge Bagré, Alfred S Traoré, Nicolas Barro
The emergence and persistence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) causing acute diarrhea is a major public health challenge in developing countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the resistance phenotypes of DEC isolated from stool samples collected from children less than 5 years of age with acute diarrhea living in Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso. From August 2013 to October 2015, this study was carried out on 31 DEC strains of our study conducted in "Centre Médical avec Antenne Chirurgicale (CMA)" Paul VI and CMA of Schiphra...
September 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033110/investigating-of-four-main-carbapenem-resistance-mechanisms-in-high-level-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-burn-patients
#19
Soodabeh Rostami, Ahmad Farajzadeh Sheikh, Saeed Shoja, Abbas Farahani, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Abbas Jolodar, Raheleh Sheikhi
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen involved in many infections. Carbapenem-resistant P.aeruginosa has emerged as an important cause of infection in different hospitals worldwide. We aimed to determine frequencies of the four main resistance mechanisms [metallo-beta lactamase (MBL) production (blaIMP, blaVIM, blaSPM and blaNDM), overproduction of the MexAB-OprM and MexXY efflux pumps, overproduction of chromosome-encoded AmpC β-lactamase, and reduced OprD expression] in high-level carbapenem-resistant P...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033034/antimicrobial-resistance-among-children-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Phoebe C M Williams, David Isaacs, James A Berkley
Antimicrobial resistance is an important threat to international health. Therapeutic guidelines for empirical treatment of common life-threatening infections depend on available information regarding microbial aetiology and antimicrobial susceptibility, but sub-Saharan Africa lacks diagnostic capacity and antimicrobial resistance surveillance. We systematically reviewed studies of antimicrobial resistance among children in sub-Saharan Africa since 2005. 18 of 1075 articles reviewed met inclusion criteria, providing data from 67 451 invasive bacterial isolates from inconsistently defined populations in predominantly urban tertiary settings...
October 9, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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