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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705201/genotypic-diversity-among-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-acinetobacter-species-at-mulago-hospital-in-kampala-uganda
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David P Kateete, Ritah Nakanjako, Moses Okee, Moses L Joloba, Christine F Najjuka
BACKGROUND: Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species are common causes of nosocomial infections worldwide. Recently we reported the occurrence of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, P. aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, but the isolates were not analyzed for genetic relatedness. Herein we report the intra-species genotypic diversity among P. aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from hospitalized patients and the environment at Mulago Hospital, using repetitive elements-based PCR (Rep-PCR) genotyping...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696511/direct-application-of-rep-pcr-on-type-i-sourdough-matrix-to-monitor-the-dominance-and-persistence-of-a-lactobacillus-plantarum-starter-throughout-back-slopping
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Paola Dolci, Luca Cocolin
This study describes the optimization and application of repetitive element-PCR (rep-PCR) technique directly on microbial DNA extracted from type I sourdoughs for fast monitoring of a Lb. plantarum starter strain (P1FMC) throughout daily back-slopping. The challenge was to follow and study the performance of a starter culture directly in sourdoughs without cultivation on selective media. The extraction of good quality microbial DNA suitable for amplification from a complex matrix such as dough was the first target...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694213/a-general-protocol-of-ultra-high-resolution-mr-angiography-to-image-the-cerebro-vasculature-in-6-different-rats-strains-at-high-field
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Géraldine Pastor, María Jiménez-González, Sandra Plaza-García, Marta Beraza, Daniel Padro, Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Torsten Reese
BACKGROUND: Differences in the cerebro-vasculature among strains as well as individual animals might explain variability in animal models and thus, a non-invasive method tailored to image cerebral vessel of interest with high signal to noise ratio is required. NEW METHOD: Experimentally, we describe a new general protocol of three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography to visualize non-invasively the cerebral vasculature in 6 different rat strains...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693300/investigation-of-bovine-tuberculosis-outbreaks-using-the-trace-back-system-and-molecular-typing-in-korean-hanwoo-beef-cattle
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Bok Kyung Ku, Bo-Young Jeon, Jae Myung Kim, Young-Boo Jang, Hyeyoung Lee, Jae Young Choi, Suk Chan Jung, Hyang-Mi Nam, Hun Park, Sang-Nae Cho
Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic contagious disease responsible for major agricultural economic losses. Abattoir monitoring and trace-back systems are an appropriate method to control bovine tuberculosis, particularly in beef cattle. In the present study, a trace-back system was applied to bovine tuberculosis outbreaks of Korean native Hanwoo beef cattle. Bovine tuberculosis was detected in three index beef cattle during abattoir monitoring in Jeonbuk Province, Korea, and the original herds were traced back from each index cattle...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679374/development-of-a-counterselectable-seamless-mutagenesis-system-in-lactic-acid-bacteria
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Yongping Xin, Tingting Guo, Yingli Mu, Jian Kong
BACKGROUND: Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are receiving more attention to act as cell factories for the production of high-value metabolites. However, the molecular tools for genetic modifying these strains are mainly vector-based double-crossover strategies, which are laborious and inefficient. To address this problem, several counterselectable markers have been developed, while few of them could be used in the wild-type host cells without pretreatment. RESULTS: The pheS gene encoding phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase alpha subunit was identified in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000 genome...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677663/inter-strain-differences-in-line-1-dna-methylation-in-the-mouse-hematopoietic-system-in-response-to-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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Isabelle R Miousse, Jianhui Chang, Lijian Shao, Rupak Pathak, Étienne Nzabarushimana, Kristy R Kutanzi, Reid D Landes, Alan J Tackett, Martin Hauer-Jensen, Daohong Zhou, Igor Koturbash
Long Interspersed Nuclear Element 1 (LINE-1) retrotransposons are the major repetitive elements in mammalian genomes. LINE-1s are well-accepted as driving forces of evolution and critical regulators of the expression of genetic information. Alterations in LINE-1 DNA methylation may lead to its aberrant activity and are reported in virtually all human cancers and in experimental carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated the endogenous DNA methylation status of the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of LINE-1 elements in the bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), and mononuclear cells (MNCs) in radioresistant C57BL/6J and radiosensitive CBA/J mice and in response to ionizing radiation (IR)...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670302/prevalence-and-genetic-diversity-of-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-from-mineral-water-and-spring-water-in-china
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Lei Wei, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Weipeng Guo, Moutong Chen, Liang Xue, Juan Wang, Lianying Ma
Enterococcus faecalis is an important opportunistic pathogen which is frequently detected in mineral water and spring water for human consumption and causes human urinary tract infections, endocarditis and neonatal sepsis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, virulence genes, antimicrobial resistance and genetic diversity of E. faecalis from mineral water and spring water in China. Of 314 water samples collected from January 2013 to January 2014, 48 samples (15.3%) were contaminated E. faecalis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669833/pathobiology-of-lomentospora-prolificans-could-this-species-serve-as-a-model-of-primary-antifungal-resistance
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Aize Pellon, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Idoia Buldain, Aitziber Antoran, Leire Martin-Souto, Aitor Rementeria, Fernando L Hernando
The number of fungal isolates resistant to antifungal drugs has increased dramatically over the last few years and has become an important concern for clinicians. Among these isolates, fungi showing multidrug resistance are especially worrying because of the difficulties associated with their treatment. These factors hamper the successful recovery of patients and drastically raise mortality rates. Therefore, since it is well known that antifungal resistance is multifactorial and several mechanisms in different fungi have been described, there is a need to study these processes in depth...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639934/first-description-of-methyltransferases-in-extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-saudi-arabia
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Baha Abdalhamid, Nasreldin Elhadi, Samar Albunayan, Khaldoon Alsamman, Reem Aljindan
PURPOSE: The resistance determinants for carbapenems, fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides were characterized in 16 extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDRKPN) strains collected from Saudi hospitals during 2014. METHODOLOGY: PCR and sequencing were used to detect: blaKPC, blaNDM, blaVIM, blaIMP-1,blaOXA-48, blaCTX-M, blaTEM, blaSHV and ampC for β-lactam resistance; qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr, qepA and mutations of gyrA and parC for fluoroquinolone resistance; and aacA4, aacC2, aadA1, aphA6, armA and rmtB for aminoglycoside resistance...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638050/de-novo-yeast-genome-assemblies-from-minion-pacbio-and-miseq-platforms
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Francesca Giordano, Louise Aigrain, Michael A Quail, Paul Coupland, James K Bonfield, Robert M Davies, German Tischler, David K Jackson, Thomas M Keane, Jing Li, Jia-Xing Yue, Gianni Liti, Richard Durbin, Zemin Ning
Long-read sequencing technologies such as Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore MinION are capable of producing long sequencing reads with average fragment lengths of over 10,000 base-pairs and maximum lengths reaching 100,000 base- pairs. Compared with short reads, the assemblies obtained from long-read sequencing platforms have much higher contig continuity and genome completeness as long fragments are able to extend paths into problematic or repetitive regions. Many successful assembly applications of the Pacific Biosciences technology have been reported ranging from small bacterial genomes to large plant and animal genomes...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637476/eliminating-acetate-formation-improves-citramalate-production-by-metabolically-engineered-escherichia-coli
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Naga Sirisha Parimi, Ian A Durie, Xianghao Wu, Afaq M M Niyas, Mark A Eiteman
BACKGROUND: Citramalate, a chemical precursor to the industrially important methacrylic acid (MAA), can be synthesized using Escherichia coli overexpressing citramalate synthase (cimA gene). Deletion of gltA encoding citrate synthase and leuC encoding 3-isopropylmalate dehydratase were critical to achieving high citramalate yields. Acetate is an undesirable by-product potentially formed from pyruvate and acetyl-CoA, the precursors of citramalate during aerobic growth of E. coli. This study investigated strategies to minimize acetate and maximize citramalate production in E...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637323/evolution-of-transcription-activator-like-effectors-in-xanthomonas-oryzae
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Annett Erkes, Maik Reschke, Jens Boch, Jan Grau
Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) are secreted by plant-pathogenic Xanthomonas bacteria into plant cells where they act as transcriptional activators and, hence, are major drivers in reprogramming the plant for the benefit of the pathogen. TALEs possess a highly repetitive DNA-binding domain of typically 34 amino acid tandem repeats, where amino acid 12 and 13, termed repeat variable di-residue (RVD), determine target specificity. Different Xanthomonas strains possess different repertoires of TALEs...
June 14, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633446/genetic-indicators-of-drug-resistance-in-the-highly-repetitive-genome-of-trichomonas-vaginalis
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Martina Bradic, Sally D Warring, Grace E Tooley, Paul Scheid, William E Secor, Kirkwood M Land, Po-Jung Huang, Ting-Wen Chen, Chi-Ching Lee, Petrus Tang, Steven A Sullivan, Jane M Carlton
Trichomonas vaginalis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted parasite, causes ∼283 million trichomoniasis infections annually and is associated with pregnancy complications and increased risk of HIV-1 acquisition. The antimicrobial drug metronidazole is used for treatment, but in a fraction of clinical cases, the parasites can become resistant to this drug. We undertook sequencing of multiple clinical isolates and lab derived lines to identify genetic markers and mechanisms of metronidazole resistance...
June 19, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629366/molecular-characterization-of-clinical-imp-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital
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Kaisheng Lai, Yanning Ma, Ling Guo, Jingna An, Liyan Ye, Jiyong Yang
BACKGROUND: IMP-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (IMPKpn) exhibits sporadic prevalence in China. The mechanisms related to the spread of IMPKpn remain unclear. METHODS: Carbapenem non-susceptible K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from our hospital. The genetic relatedness, antimicrobial susceptibility, as well as sequence types (ST) were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), VITEK 2 AST test Kit, and multilocus sequence typing (MLST), respectively...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627432/high-diversity-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-central-asian-strain-isolates-in-nepal
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Yogendra Shah, Bhagwan Maharjan, Jeewan Thapa, Ajay Poudel, Hassan Mahmoud Diab, Basu Dev Pandey, Eddie Solo, Norikazu Isoda, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Chie Nakajima
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) poses a major public health problem in Nepal. Although it has been reported as one of the dominant genotypes of MTB in Nepal, little information on the Central Asian Strain (CAS) family is available, especially isolates related to multidrug resistance (MDR) cases. This study aimed to elucidate the genetic and epidemiological characteristics of MDR CAS isolates in Nepal. METHODS: A total of 145 MDR CAS isolates collected in Nepal from 2008 to 2013 were characterized by spoligotyping, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR) analysis, and drug resistance-associated gene sequencing...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625721/kiloniella-majae-sp-nov-isolated-from-spider-crab-maja-brachydactyla-and-pullet-carpet-shell-clam-venerupis-pullastra
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Diego Gerpe, Noemí Buján, Ana L Diéguez, Aide Lasa, Jesús L Romalde
Ten Gram-negative, rod-shaped and motile bacterial strains were isolated from spider crab (M27.10, M27.11a, F36.1, F36.4, M56.1, F76.17b, M146.1, M166.3 and M166.6) and pullet carpet shell clam (SBRF 1.10) collected in the coast of Galicia. Analyses of the 16S rRNA genes showed that the strains belong to the genus Kiloniella and have high similarity with the species Kiloniella spongiae (99.44-99.86%) and Kiloniella litopenaei (99.0-99.5%). Strains M56.1(T) (=CECT 9195, =LMG 29925), M146.1 (=CECT 9193, =LMG 29926) and SBRF 1...
June 10, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624316/reversal-learning-in-c58-mice-modeling-higher-order-repetitive-behavior
#17
Cristina M Whitehouse, Lisa S Curry-Pochy, Robin Shafer, Joseph Rudy, Mark H Lewis
Restricted, repetitive behaviors are diagnostic for autism and prevalent in other neurodevelopmental disorders. These behaviors cluster as repetitive sensory-motor behaviors and behaviors reflecting resistance to change. The C58 mouse strain is a promising model for these behaviors as it emits high rates of aberrant repetitive sensory-motor behaviors. The purpose of the present study was to extend characterization of the C58 model to resistance to change. This was done by comparing C58 to C57BL/6 mice on a reversal learning task under either a 100% or 80%/20% probabilistic reinforcement schedule...
June 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610789/comparative-study-of-genotypes-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-a-northern-indian-setting-with-strains-reported-from-other-parts-of-india-and-neighboring-countries
#18
Pragya Sharma, Kiran Katoch, Shilpi Chandra, Devendra Singh Chauhan, Vishnu Dutt Sharma, David Couvin, Nalin Rastogi, Vishwa Mohan Katoch
This study was carried out to characterize Mycobacterium tuberculosis population in Ghatampur, Kanpur, North India, by spoligotyping and Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Units-Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (MIRU-VNTRs) typing. A total of 335 isolates were genotyped by spoligotyping and Central Asian (CAS) sub-lineage was the most prevalent, comprising 59.1% of all isolates. Other lineages were: East-African Indian (EAI) (19.10%), T (5.07%), Beijing (3.28%), Manu (2.98%), X (2.68%), S (0.89%), H3 (0...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610787/spolsimilaritysearch-a-web-tool-to-compare-and-search-similarities-between-spoligotypes-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex
#19
David Couvin, Thierry Zozio, Nalin Rastogi
Spoligotyping is one of the most commonly used polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods for identification and study of genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). Despite its known limitations if used alone, the methodology is particularly useful when used in combination with other methods such as mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units - variable number of tandem DNA repeats (MIRU-VNTRs). At a worldwide scale, spoligotyping has allowed identification of information on 103,856 MTBC isolates (corresponding to 98049 clustered strains plus 5807 unique isolates from 169 countries of patient origin) contained within the SITVIT2 proprietary database of the Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609458/dendritic-overgrowth-and-elevated-erk-signaling-during-neonatal-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-autism
#20
Ning Cheng, Fawaz Alshammari, Elizabeth Hughes, Maryam Khanbabaei, Jong M Rho
Autism spectrum disorder (hereafter referred to as "ASD") is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impaired social communication and interactions, and restricted, repetitive activities or interests. Alterations in network connectivity and memory function are frequently observed in autism patients, often involving the hippocampus. However, specific changes during early brain development leading to disrupted functioning remain largely unclear. Here, we investigated the development of dendritic arbor of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons in the BTBR T+tf/J (BTBR) mouse model of autism...
2017: PloS One
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