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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636368/probing-the-mechanism-of-lal-32-a-gold-nanoparticle-based-antibiotic-discovered-through-small-molecule-variable-ligand-display
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Rose Byrne-Nash, Danielle Lucero, Niki Osbaugh, Roberta J Melander, Christian Melander, Daniel L Feldheim
The unrelenting rise of antimicrobial resistant bacteria has necessitated the search for novel antibiotic solutions. Herein we describe further mechanistic studies on a 2.0 nm diameter gold nanoparticle-based antibiotic (designated LAL-32). This antibiotic exhibits bactericidal activity against the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli at 1.0 μΜ, a concentration significantly lower than several clinically available antibiotics (such as ampicillin and gentamicin), and acute treatment with LAL-32 does not give rise to spontaneous resistant mutants...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625810/evaluating-the-ototoxicity-of-a-anti-mrsa-peptide-kr-12-a2
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Chung Man Sung, Hong Chan Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Song Yub Shin, Chul Ho Jang
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging problem for the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media, and also for pediatric tympanostomy tube otorrhea. To date, there are no effective topical antibiotic drugs to treat MRSA otorrhea. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the ototoxicity of topical KR-12-a2 solution on the cochlea when it applied topically in the middle ear of guinea pigs. METHODS: The antimicrobial activity of KR-12-a2 against MRSA strains was examined by using the inhibition zone test...
May 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622864/isolation-and-characterization-of-avibacterium-paragallinarum-with-different-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-requirements
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Ok-Mi Jeong, Min-Su Kang, Byung-Woo Jeon, Byung-Kook Choi, Yong-Kuk Kwon, So-Youn Yoon, Patrick J Blackall, Hee-Soo Lee, Suk-Chan Jung, Jae-Hong Kim
Twenty field isolates of Avibacterium paragallinarum were obtained from chickens in South Korea during 2011-2015. The isolates were identified by a HPG-2 PCR assay specific for A. paragallinarum and by biochemical tests. Growth requirements, Page serovars, carbohydrate fermentation patterns, and antimicrobial susceptibility were also examined. Most isolates (16/20) showed the typical requirement for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and an enriched CO2 atmosphere for growth. One isolate needed increased levels of NAD and serum for good growth...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622712/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-and-modulatory-potential-of-%C3%AE-bisabolol-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-%C3%AE-bisabolol-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complex
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Fernanda de Sousa Oliveira, Thiago Sampaio de Freitas, Rafael Pereira da Cruz, Maria do Socorro Costa, Raimundo Luiz Silva Pereira, Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior, Tatianny de Araújo Andrade, Paula Dos Passos Menezes, Bruna Maria Hipólito de Sousa, Paula Santos Nunes, Mairim Russo Serafini, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho
The present study aimed to evaluate the antibacterial and modulatory potential of α-bisabolol, β-cyclodextrin and α-bisabolol/β-cyclodextrin complex. The minimum inhibitory concentration was determined through the broth microdilution technique using the bacterial strains: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The drugs norfloxacin, imipenem and gentamicin were used in the tests, and the compounds α-bisabolol and β-cyclodextrin; all the compounds were diluted in DMSO. To obtain the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) a serial microdilution of the substances in volumes corresponding to the sub-inhibitory concentration (MIC/8), and microdilution with the antibiotic until the penultimate well were performed...
June 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620453/parallel-pathways-in-the-biosynthesis-of-aminoglycoside-antibiotics
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Yi Yu, Qi Zhang, Zixin Deng
Despite their inherent toxicity and the global spread of bacterial resistance, aminoglycosides (AGs), an old class of microbial drugs, remain a valuable component of the antibiotic arsenal. Recent studies have continued to reveal the fascinating biochemistry of AG biosynthesis and the rich potential in their pathway engineering. In particular, parallel pathways have been shown to be common and widespread in AG biosynthesis, highlighting nature's ingenuity in accessing diverse natural products from a limited set of genes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620262/prevalence-of-multiple-drug-resistant-streptococcus-suis-in-and-around-guwahati-india
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Mrinalee Devi, Jyoti B Dutta, Swaraj Rajkhowa, Dhireswar Kalita, Girindra Kumar Saikia, Bipin Chandra Das, Razibuddin Ahmed Hazarika, Gauranga Mahato
AIM: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus suis and their resistance patterns isolated from both clinically healthy carriers and diseased pigs in and around Guwahati, Assam, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 497 samples were collected during October, 2012, to April, 2014, from clinically healthy (n=67) and diseased (n=230) pigs of varying age and either sex maintained under organized and unorganized farming systems...
May 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619137/determinants-of-virulence-and-of-resistance-to-ceftiofur-gentamicin-and-spectinomycin-in-clinical-escherichia-coli-from-broiler-chickens-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-canada
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Gabhan Chalmers, Ashley C Cormier, Marie Nadeau, Geneviève Côté, Richard J Reid-Smith, Patrick Boerlin
Antimicrobials are frequently used for the prevention of avian colibacillosis, with gentamicin used for this purpose in Québec until 2003. Ceftiofur was also used similarly, but voluntarily withdrawn in 2005 due to increasing resistance. Spectinomycin-lincomycin was employed as a replacement, but ceftiofur use was partially reinstated in 2007 until its definitive ban by the poultry industry in 2014. Gentamicin resistance frequency increased during the past decade in clinical Escherichia coli isolates from broiler chickens in Québec, despite this antimicrobial no longer being used...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618136/amphiphilic-cargo-loaded-nanocarrier-enhances-antibiotic-uptake-and-perturbs-efflux-effective-synergy-for-mitigation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Durairaj Thiyagarajan, Gopal Das, Ramesh Aiyagari
A pyridinium amphiphile-loaded Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanocarrier (C1-PNC) was developed as an adjuvant in order to break the resistance and restore susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cells to therapeutic antibiotics. Notably, against a clinical MRSA strain, C1-PNC could render 8 × and 6 × reduction of the minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC90) of gentamicin and ciprofloxacin, respectively. Mechanistic studies on MRSA planktonic cells revealed that in case of gentamicin, C1-PNC promoted enhanced cellular uptake of the antibiotic, while the propensity of C1-PNC to inhibit efflux pump activity could be leveraged to enhance cellular accumulation of ciprofloxacin leading to effective killing of MRSA cells...
June 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616833/use-of-preservative-agents-and-antibiotics-for-increased-poliovirus-survival-on-positively-charged-filters
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Christine Susan Fagnant, Alexandra Lynn Kossik, Nicolette Angela Zhou, Liliana Sánchez-Gonzalez, Jill Christin Falman, Erika Karen Keim, Yarrow Linden, Alana Scheibe, Kilala Sayisha Barnes, Nicola Koren Beck, David S Boyle, John Scott Meschke
Environmental surveillance of poliovirus (PV) and other non-enveloped viruses can help identify silent circulation and is necessary to certify eradication. The bag-mediated filtration system is an efficient method to filter large volumes of environmental waters at field sites for monitoring the presence of viruses. As filters may require long transit times to off-site laboratories for processing, viral inactivation or overgrowth of bacteria and fungi can interfere with virus detection and quantification (Miki and Jacquet in Aquatic Microb Ecol 51(2):195-208, 2008)...
June 14, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615465/emergency-department-urinary-antibiograms-differ-by-specific-patient-groups
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S Jorgensen, M Zurayk, S Yeung, J Terry, M Dunn, P Nieberg, A Wong-Beringer
Background: Patients presenting to the ED represent a heterogeneous population comprised of all ages, from the community and skilled-nursing facilities (SNF), and at varying risk for resistant pathogens. The aim of this study was to compare patient group-specific urinary antibiograms in ED.Methods: Adults presented to ED with an ICD 9/10 UTI diagnosis during 7/15 - 6/16 were randomly selected (n=500) to extract relevant demographic, laboratory, and clinical data from the medical record. Urinary E. coli antibiograms were compared between: institutional vs...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611957/genetic-virulence-profile-of-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-danish-children-with-either-acute-or-persistent-diarrhea
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Betina Hebbelstrup Jensen, Anja Poulsen, Stig Hebbelstrup Rye Rasmussen, Carsten Struve, Jørgen H Engberg, Alice Friis-Møller, Nadia Boisen, Rie Jønsson, Randi F Petersen, Andreas M Petersen, Karen A Krogfelt
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is frequently found in diarrheal stools worldwide. It has been associated with persistent diarrhea, weight loss, and failure to thrive in children living in developing countries. A number of important EAEC virulence genes are identified; however, their roles in acute and persistent diarrhea have not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to identify specific EAEC virulence genes associated with duration and type of diarrhea in Danish children. We aimed to improve the current diagnostics of EAEC and enable targeting of strains with an expected severe disease course...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611754/campylobacter-coli-in-organic-and-conventional-pig-production-in-france-and-sweden-prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance
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Isabelle Kempf, Annaelle Kerouanton, Stéphanie Bougeard, Bérengère Nagard, Valérie Rose, Gwénaëlle Mourand, Julia Osterberg, Martine Denis, Björn O Bengtsson
The purpose of the study was to evaluate and compare the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter coli in conventional and organic pigs from France and Sweden. Fecal or colon samples were collected at farms or at slaughterhouses and cultured for Campylobacter. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, tetracycline, erythromycin, and gentamicin were determined by microdilution for a total of 263 French strains from 114 pigs from 50 different farms and 82 Swedish strains from 144 pigs from 54 different farms...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611102/effect-on-neonatal-mortality-of-newborn-infection-management-at-health-posts-when-referral-is-not-possible-a-cluster-randomized-trial-in-rural-ethiopia
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Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel, Brian Mulligan, Simon Cousens, Bereket Mathewos, Steve Wall, Abeba Bekele, Jeanne Russell, Deborah Sitrin, Biruk Tensou, Joy Lawn, Joseph de Graft Johnson, Hailemariam Legesse, Sirak Hailu, Assaye Nigussie, Bogale Worku, Abdullah Baqui
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recently provided guidelines for outpatient treatment of possible severe bacterial infections (PSBI) in young infants, when referral to hospital is not feasible. This study evaluated newborn infection treatment at the most peripheral level of the health system in rural Ethiopia. METHODS: We performed a cluster-randomized trial in 22 geographical clusters (11 allocated to intervention, 11 to control). In both arms, volunteers and government-employed Health Extension Workers (HEWs) conducted home visits to pregnant and newly delivered mothers; assessed newborns; and counseled caregivers on prevention of newborn illness, danger signs, and care seeking...
June 12, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609716/accelerating-bacterial-growth-detection-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-assessment-in-integrated-picoliter-droplet-platform
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Aniruddha M Kaushik, Kuangwen Hsieh, Liben Chen, Dong Jin Shin, Joseph C Liao, Tza-Huei Wang
There remains an urgent need for rapid diagnostic methods that can evaluate antibiotic resistance for pathogenic bacteria in order to deliver targeted antibiotic treatments. Toward this end, we present a rapid and integrated single-cell biosensing platform, termed dropFAST, for bacterial growth detection and antimicrobial susceptibility assessment. DropFAST utilizes a rapid resazurin-based fluorescent growth assay coupled with stochastic confinement of bacteria in 20 pL droplets to detect signal from growing bacteria after 1h incubation, equivalent to 2-3 bacterial replications...
June 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605961/species-distribution-antibiotic-resistance-and-virulence-traits-in-canine-and-feline-enterococci-in-tunisia
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Leila Ben Said, Raoudha Dziri, Nadia Sassi, Carmen Lozano, Karim Ben Slama, Imen Ouzari, Carmen Torres, Naouel Klibi
In order to investigate the possible role of dogs and cats in the carriage and potential dissemination of resistant enterococci, seventy faecal samples from dogs and cats were tested for enterococci. Fifty-eight enterococci were recovered. Isolates were identified as Enterococcus faecium (n = 31) and E. faecalis (n = 14) E. durans (n = 6), E. casseliflavus (n = 2), E. hirae and E. gallinarum (2 isolates each). Enterococcal isolates showed resistance to ciprofloxacin (n = 35), erythromycin (n = 31), tetracycline (n = 25), kanamycin (n = 15), streptomycin (n = 13), pristinamycin (n = 11), gentamicin (n = 10), chloramphenicol (n = 8), and linezolid (n = 6)...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605957/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-riemerella-anatipestifer-strains-isolated-from-geese-and-ducks-in-hungary
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Éva Gyuris, Enikő Wehmann, Katalin Czeibert, Tibor Magyar
Riemerella anatipestifer causes anatipestifer disease in many avian species. A total of 185 R. anatipestifer strains isolated in Hungary between 2000 and 2014 from geese and ducks were tested against 13 antibiotics (ampicillin, doxycycline, enrofloxacin, erythromycin, florfenicol, flumequine, gentamicin, penicillin, spectinomycin, streptomycin, sulphamethoxazole-trimethoprim, sulphonamide compounds, and tetracycline) by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. The majority of the strains were susceptible to florfenicol (97...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605439/antibiotic-susceptibility-in-vitro-of-francisella-tularensis-subsp-holarctica-isolates-from-germany
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Herbert Tomaso, Helmut Hotzel, Peter Otto, Kerstin Myrtennäs, Mats Forsman
Background: Tularaemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. In Germany, the disease is still rare (e.g. 34 human cases reported in 2015). There is a lack of data about the susceptibility of F. tularensis strains to antibiotics, because many cases are diagnosed using serological assays only. Objectives: The antibiotic susceptibility in vitro of F. tularensis subsp. holarctica strains isolated in Germany was assessed to determine whether the currently recommended empirical therapy is still adequate...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605371/precise-cellular-ablation-approach-for-modeling-acute-kidney-injury-in-developing-zebrafish
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Rohan Datta, Ada Wong, Troy Camarata, Farhana Tamanna, Imran Ilahi, Aleksandr Vasilyev
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common medical condition with a high mortality rate. With the repair abilities of the kidney, it is possible to restore adequate kidney function after supportive treatment. However, a better understanding of how nephron cell death and repair occur on the cellular level is required to minimize cell death and to enhance the regenerative process. The zebrafish pronephros is a good model system to accomplish this goal because it contains anatomical segments that are similar to the mammalian nephron...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604843/alcohol-associated-intestinal-dysbiosis-impairs-pulmonary-host-defense-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Derrick R Samuelson, Judd E Shellito, Vincent J Maffei, Eric D Tague, Shawn R Campagna, Eugene E Blanchard, Meng Luo, Christopher M Taylor, Martin J J Ronis, Patricia E Molina, David A Welsh
Chronic alcohol consumption perturbs the normal intestinal microbial communities (dysbiosis). To investigate the relationship between alcohol-mediated dysbiosis and pulmonary host defense we developed a fecal adoptive transfer model, which allows us to investigate the impact of alcohol-induced gut dysbiosis on host immune response to an infectious challenge at a distal organ, independent of prevailing alcohol use. Male C57BL/6 mice were treated with a cocktail of antibiotics (ampicillin, gentamicin, neomycin, vancomycin, and metronidazole) via daily gavage for two weeks...
June 12, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604274/routine-prophylactic-antimicrobial-use-is-associated-with-increased-phenotypic-and-genotypic-resistance-in-commensal-escherichia-coli-isolates-recovered-from-healthy-fattening-pigs-on-farms-in-thailand
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Kittitat Lugsomya, Thanitta Chatsuwan, Waree Niyomtham, Padet Tummaruk, David J Hampson, Nuvee Prapasarakul
This study examined antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles in commensal Escherichia coli derived from healthy fattening pigs in Thai farms that used prophylactic antimicrobials (in-feed tiamulin fumarate and amoxicillin) [PAs], therapeutic antimicrobials (injectable enrofloxacin or gentamicin) [TAs], or no antimicrobials [NAs]. Commensal E. coli were used as a proxy for overall AMR on the farms. There was a high level of multidrug resistance in all three categories of farm, with isolates showing resistance to β-lactams (amoxicillin, ampicillin, and piperacillin) and tetracyclines (tetracycline), and commonly possessing tetA, blaTEM, and plasmid replicons FIB and F...
June 12, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
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