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Carla Andrea Alonso, Myriam Zarazaga, Rym Ben Sallem, Ahlem Jouini, Karim Ben Slama, Carmen Torres
In the last years different surveillances have been published in Africa, especially in Northern countries, regarding antimicrobial resistance among husbandry animals. Information is still scarce, but the available data shows a worrying picture. Although the highest resistance rates have been described against tetracycline, penicillins and sulphonamides, prevalence of plasmid mediated quinolone resistance genes and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) are being increasingly reported. Among ESBLs, the CTX-M-1 group was dominant in most African surveys, being CTX-M-15 the main variant both in animals and humans, except in Tunisia where CTX-M-1 was more frequently detected among E...
February 16, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Romaine Edirmanasinghe, Rita Finley, E Jane Parmley, Brent P Avery, Carolee Carson, Sadjia Bekal, George Golding, Michael R Mulvey
This study characterized cefoxitin-resistant and susceptible Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg from human, abattoir poultry, and retail poultry to assess the molecular relationships of isolates from these sources in Québec in 2012. Isolates were collected as part of the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). All isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for CMY-2, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and whole genome sequencing (WGS)...
January 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Luis Ricardo Castellanos, Pilar Donado-Godoy, Maribel León, Viviana Clavijo, Alejandra Arevalo, Johan F Bernal, Arjen J Timmerman, Dik J Mevius, Jaap A Wagenaar, Joost Hordijk
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli producing ESBL/AmpC enzymes are unwanted in animal production chains as they may pose a risk to human and animal health. Molecular characterization of plasmids and strains carrying genes that encode these enzymes is essential to understand their local and global spread. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diversity of genes, plasmids and strains in ESBL/AmpC-producing E. coli from the Colombian poultry chain isolated within the Colombian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (Coipars)...
2017: PloS One
X-L Cao, H Shen, Y-Y Xu, X-J Xu, Z-F Zhang, L Cheng, J-H Chen, Y Arakawa
Fosfomycin has become a therapeutic option in urinary tract infections. We identified 57 fosfomycin-resistant Escherichia coli from 465 urine-derived extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates from a Chinese hospital during 2010-2014. Of the 57 fosfomycin-resistant isolates, 51 (89·5%) carried fosA3, and one carried fosA1. Divergent pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles and multi-locus sequence typing results revealed high clonal diversity in the fosA3-positive isolates. Conjugation experiments showed that the fosA3 genes from 50 isolates were transferable, with IncFII or IncI1 being the most prevalent types of plasmids...
December 12, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
Jason P Folster, Julian E Grass, Amelia Bicknese, Julia Taylor, Cindy R Friedman, Jean M Whichard
Salmonella is an important cause of foodborne illness; however, quickly identifying the source of these infections can be difficult, and source identification is a crucial step in preventing additional illnesses. Although most infections are self-limited, invasive salmonellosis may require antimicrobial treatment. Ceftriaxone, an extended-spectrum cephalosporin, is commonly used for treatment of salmonellosis. Previous studies have identified a correlation between the food animal/retail meat source of ceftriaxone-resistant Salmonella and the type of resistance gene and plasmid it carries...
November 9, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
Robert A Moran, Ruth M Hall
The ampicillin resistance plasmid pCERC7, carrying transposon Tn2 with an IS4 insertion, was detected in the draft genome of a commensal Escherichia coli isolate. The genome data also revealed that this isolate belongs to ST131, clade B. pCERC7 is 9712bp comprised of a 3319bp backbone, Tn2::IS4 (6388bp) and 5bp of target site duplication, and was present at a copy number of 40. pCERC7 is related to several plasmids composed of only the backbone, or the backbone with the Tn2 insertion in the same position. These plasmids have been found previously in Escherichia coli or Salmonella enterica recovered in several different countries from as early as the 1970s...
November 5, 2016: Plasmid
Zhen Shen, Baixing Ding, Yingmin Bi, Shi Wu, Su Xu, Xiaogang Xu, Qinglan Guo, Minggui Wang
A novel β-lactamase, CTX-M-190, derived from CTX-M-55 by a single substitution of Ser for Thr at position 133 (Ser133Thr), was identified in a natural Escherichia coli clinical isolate. CTX-M-190 exhibited potent hydrolytic activity against cefotaxime, with a kcat/Km ratio of 14.5 μM(-1) s(-1), and was highly resistant to inhibition by the β-lactamase inhibitors tazobactam and sulbactam, whose 50% inhibitory concentrations were 77- and 55-fold higher, respectively, for CTX-M-190 than for CTX-M-55. blaCTX-M-190 was located within the genetic platform ISEcp1-blaCTX-M-orf477, which was harbored by a 70-kb IncI1 plasmid...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Vera Manageiro, Lurdes Clemente, Sílvia Duarte, Luís Vieira, Manuela Caniça
We report here the draft genome sequence of the CTX-M-166-harboring O6:H16 sequence type 48 (ST48)-fimH34 Escherichia coli strain recovered from a Gallus gallus broiler. Sequence analyses revealed the presence of an IncI1/ST103-ISEcp1-blaCTX-M-166-orf477 plasmid region and of diverse antibiotic resistance and virulence-acquired genes.
October 6, 2016: Genome Announcements
Ketrin Cristina da Silva, Marcos Paulo Vieira Cunha, Louise Cerdeira, Maria Gabriela Xavier de Oliveira, Mirela Caroline Vilela de Oliveira, Cleise Ribeiro Gomes, Nilton Lincopan, Terezinha Knöbl, Andrea Micke Moreno
This study reports the high-virulence phylogenetic backgrounds of CMY-2- and CTX-M-2-producing avian pathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from turkeys sent to slaughter and condemned by airsacculitis in Brazil. Among 300 air sac samples, seven E. coli strains produced plasmid-mediated CMY-2-type AmpC, of which three carried also the blaCTX-M-2 Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase encoding gene. Interestingly, the transfer of the blaCMY-2 gene was positive for three E. coli strains, being associated with the presence of IncI1 plasmids...
January 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Wenyao Chen, Tingzi Fang, Xiujuan Zhou, Daofeng Zhang, Xianming Shi, Chunlei Shi
The wide usage of antibiotics contributes to the increase in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella. Plasmids play a critical role in horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance markers in Salmonella. This study aimed to screen and characterize plasmid profiles responsible for antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and ultimately to clarify the molecular mechanism of transferable plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance. A total of 226 Salmonella isolates were examined for antimicrobial susceptibility by a disk diffusion method...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Bruce McCollister, Cassandra V Kotter, Daniel N Frank, Taylor Washburn, Michael G Jobling
We report a case of ceftriaxone treatment failure for bacteremia caused by Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium, due to the in vivo acquisition of a blaCTX-M-27-encoding IncFII group transmissible plasmid. The original β-lactamase-susceptible isolate ST882S was replaced by the resistant isolate ST931R during ceftriaxone treatment. After relapse, treatment was changed to ciprofloxacin, and the patient recovered. Isolate ST931R could transfer resistance to Escherichia coli at 37°C. We used whole-genome sequencing of ST882S and ST931R, the E...
December 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Christin Freitag, Geovana Brenner Michael, Kristina Kadlec, Melanie Hassel, Stefan Schwarz
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates have been increasingly reported during recent years. The aims of this study were to characterize ESBL-producing Escherichia coli from bovine mastitis as well as their ESBL gene-carrying plasmids. A culture collection of E. coli isolated from bovine quarter milk samples (2009-2013), was screened for ESBL production using ESBL selective agar plates. Putative ESBL producers (n=16) were investigated by phenotypic confirmatory tests and were characterized by the detection/sequencing of ESBL genes, XbaI macrorestriction analysis, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), phylotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
August 16, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni, Cécile Ponsin, Nicolas Kieffer, Emmanuelle Rion, Benoit Gassilloud
Drinking water has rarely been recognized as a source of antimicrobial resistance for humans, and only in low-income countries. Here, a sequence type 48 Escherichia coli isolate carrying the blaCTX-M-1 IncI1/ST3 plasmid was recovered from drinking water in France. This plasmid was similar to other blaCTX-M-1 IncI1/ST3 plasmids found previously in animals and humans. Our findings highlight the possible human transfer of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) genes through drinking water in high-income countries...
October 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Dongryeoul Bae, Ohgew Kweon, Ashraf A Khan
The objective of this study was to determine antimicrobial resistance and elucidate the resistance mechanism in nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from food products imported into the United States from 2011 to 2013. Food products contaminated with antimicrobial-resistant nontyphoidal S. enterica were mainly imported from Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. PCR, DNA sequencing, and plasmid analyses were used to characterize antimicrobial resistance determinants. Twentythree of 110 S. enterica isolates were resistant to various antimicrobial classes, including β-lactam, aminoglycoside, phenicol, glycopeptide, sulfonamide, trimethoprim, and/or fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agents...
August 2016: Journal of Food Protection
Juan Wang, James F Gibbons, Kathleen McGrath, Li Bai, Fengqin Li, Finola C Leonard, Roger Stephan, Séamus Fanning
OBJECTIVES: To characterize ESBL-encoding Escherichia coli cultured from pigs and their plasmids carrying these genes following conjugation into recipient strains. METHODS: Six ESBL-producing E. coli were recovered from faecal samples taken from pigs along with a further isolate from the environment of a farrowing house on three pig farms in Ireland. These isolates were characterized by phylogenetic grouping, MLST and ESBL genotype analyses. Conjugation experiments were carried out in broth mating assays...
November 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Yu-Shan Pan, Zhi-Yong Zong, Li Yuan, Xiang-Dang Du, Hui Huang, Xing-Hao Zhong, Gong-Zheng Hu
A 139,622-bp IncI1 ST71 conjugative plasmid pEC012 from an avian Escherichia coli D-ST117 strain was sequenced, which carried five IS26-bracketed resistance modules: IS26-fosA3-orf1-orf2-Δorf3-IS26, IS26-fip-ΔISEcp1-bla CTX-M-65-IS903D-iroN-IS26, IS26-ΔtnpR-bla TEM-1-rmtB-IS26, IS26-oqxAB-IS26, and IS26-floR-aac(3)-IV-IS26. The backbone of pEC012 was similar to that of several other IncI1 ST71 plasmids: pV408, pM105, and pC271, but these plasmids had different arrangements of multidrug resistance region...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Véronique Dupouy, Benoît Doublet, Nathalie Arpaillange, Karine Praud, Delphine Bibbal, Hubert Brugère, Eric Oswald, Axel Cloeckaert, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Alain Bousquet-Mélou
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) receiving effluents from food-producing animals and humans may contribute to the spread of ESBL-carrying plasmids. This study was designed to investigate extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistant E. coli strains, CTX-M distributions and the genetic lineage of blaCTX-M -carrying plasmids from urban and slaughterhouse wastewaters. The level of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant E. coli in slaughterhouse wastewater entering the WWTP was negligible compared to that of urban wastewater...
July 12, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
Joseane Cristina Ferreira, Rafael Antonio Casarin Penha Filho, Leonardo Neves Andrade, Angelo Berchieri Junior, Ana Lúcia Costa Darini
The increasing presence of ESBL-producing bacteria in food-producing animals might impact on public health. In this study, ESBL-producing enterobacteria were investigated in the microbiota of chickens produced in Brazil. We detected blaCTX-M-2, blaCTX-M-8 and blaCTX-M-15 in 13 Escherichia coli isolates, within 9 different PFGE-types. Escherichia fergusonii and Klebsiella pneumoniae were found carrying blaCTX-M-2. Plasmid Inc groups found included repF, FIB, FIC, I1, Y, B/O, A/C, K and HI1. F plasmids were present in 87...
August 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Thea S B Møller, Martin H Rau, Charlotte S Bonde, Morten O A Sommer, Luca Guardabassi, John E Olsen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine how ESBL-producing Escherichia coli change the expression of metabolic and biosynthesis genes when adapting to inhibitory concentrations of cefotaxime. Secondly, it was investigated whether significantly regulated pathways constitute putative secondary targets that can be used to combat the resistant bacteria. METHODS: Strains of E. coli MG1655 encoding blaCTX-M-1 from an IncI1 plasmid and from the chromosome were challenged with cefotaxime corresponding to inhibitory concentrations, and transcriptional patterns were compared with growth without or with very low concentrations of cefotaxime by RNA sequencing...
September 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
B Ghosh, M Mukherjee
Plasmid-mediated AmpC (pAmpC) and ESBL co-production was detected in Escherichia coli a major etiologic agent of urinary tract infection. Isolates resistant to cefoxitin by CLSI methodology were tested for pAmpC beta-lactamase using phenylboronic acid and ESBLs by combined disk diffusion method. pAmpC/ESBL genes were characterized by PCR and sequencing. Transconjugation experiments were done to study the transfer of pAmpC and ESBL production from clinical isolates as donor to E. coli J53 AziR as recipient. Incompatibility groups of transmissible plasmids were classified by PCR-based replicon typing (PBRT)...
September 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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