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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675932/push-pull-type-non-fullerene-acceptors-for-polymer-solar-cells-effect-of-the-donor-core
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Zhenjing Kang, Shan-Ci Chen, Yunlong Ma, Jianbin Wang, Qingdong Zheng
There has been a growing interest in the design and synthesis of non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells that may overcome the drawbacks of the traditional fullerene-based acceptors. Herein, two novel push-pull (acceptor-donor-acceptor) type small-molecule acceptors, that is, ITDI and CDTDI, with indenothiophene and cyclopentadithiophene as the core units and 2-(3-oxo-2,3-dihydroinden-1-ylidene)malononitrile (INCN) as the end-capping units, are designed and synthesized for non-fullerene polymer solar cells (PSCs)...
July 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674063/first-report-of-klebsiella-oxytoca-strain-simultaneously-producing-ndm-1-imp-4-and-kpc-2-carbapenemases
#2
Juan Wang, Min Yuan, Hai Chen, Xia Chen, Yuanchun Jia, Xiong Zhu, Li Bai, Xue Bai, Séamus Fanning, Jinxing Lu, Juan Li
The nucleotide sequences of 5 plasmids from one Klebsiella oxytoca isolate were determined using the PacBio RS II system. Plasmid analysis revealed that blaNDM-1 was carried on an IncX3 plasmid. The blaIMP-4 and blaKPC-2 were located on an IncN and an IncP-6 plasmid, respectively. Comparative sequence analysis highlighted the successful spread of carbapenemase-harbouring plasmids among different enterobacterial species. It reports for the first time coproducing NDM-1, KPC-2 and IMP-4 carbapenemases on a K. oxytoca isolate...
July 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674050/plasmids-of-diverse-inc-groups-disseminate-the-fosfomycin-resistance-gene-fosa3-among-escherichia-coli-from-pigs-chickens-and-dairy-cows-in-northeast-china
#3
Xiu-Mei Wang, Zhimin Dong, Stefan Schwarz, Yao Zhu, Xin Hua, Yanhe Zhang, Siguo Liu, Wan-Jiang Zhang
Thirty-nine fosfomycin-resistant E. coli isolates carrying fosA3 were obtained from pigs, chickens, dairy cows and staff in four Northeastern provinces of China during 06/2015-04/2016. The fosA3 was co-located with blaCTX-M genes on conjugative plasmids of the incompatibility groups IncN (n=12), IncN-F33:A-:B- (n=2), IncF33:A-:B- (n=14), IncF14:A-:B- (n=2), and IncI1/ST136 (n=9). Four different genetic contexts of fosA3 were detected among the 39 E. coli isolates. Three potential epidemic plasmids circulated among E...
July 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643490/characterization-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-of-shigella-flexneri-isolates-with-fosfomycin-resistance-from-patients-in-china
#4
Yanyan Liu, Yue Cheng, Haifei Yang, Lifen Hu, Jun Cheng, Ying Ye, Jiabin Li
BACKGROUND: The emergence of fosfomycin resistance and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) genes is a serious threat to public health and a new challenge in shigellosis treatment. The purpose of this study was to identify fosfomycin resistance and characterize β-lactamase genes in fos-carrying isolates of Shigella flexneri from patients in China. METHODS: A total of 263 S. flexneri isolates were collected from 34 hospitals in the Anhui Province of China during September 2012-September 2015 and screened for fosA3, fosA, and fosC2 by PCR amplification and sequencing...
September 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629366/molecular-characterization-of-clinical-imp-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital
#5
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/28458208/international-high-risk-clones-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-kpc-2-cc258-and-escherichia-coli-ctx-m-15-cc10-in-urban-lake-waters
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Tatiane Nascimento, Rodrigo Cantamessa, Luana Melo, Miriam R Fernandes, Edmir Fraga, Milena Dropa, Maria I Z Sato, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan
The emergence of high-risk clones of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in aquatic environments has generated an important public health problem, creating an urgent need to strengthen surveillance. This study reports the occurrence of clinically significant MDR Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermentative bacteria carrying carbapenemases (KPC-2), extended-spectrum β-lactamases (CTX-M) and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes in urban lakes and reservoirs, in Southeastern Brazil. In this regard, the detection of hospital-associated lineages of KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae belonging to the international clonal complex CC258 (ST11) and CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli belonging to the international CC10 (ST617), in an urban lake, is reported for the first time...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446899/clonal-spread-of-16s-rrna-methyltransferase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st37-with-high-prevalence-of-esbls-from-companion-animals-in-china
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Jing Xia, Liang-Xing Fang, Ke Cheng, Guo-Hao Xu, Xi-Ran Wang, Xiao-Ping Liao, Ya-Hong Liu, Jian Sun
We screened 30 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from dogs and cats at a single animal hospital in Guangdong Province, China. Among them, 12 K. pneumoniae strains possessed high-level resistance to amikacin and gentamicin and these were screened for 16S rRNA methyltransferase (16S-RMTase) genes. And then the genes positive isolates were detected for ESBLs (extended spectrum β-lactamases) and analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, PCR-based replicon typing and plasmid analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364731/clonal-diversity-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-in-fecal-samples-of-wild-animals
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Filipe Cristóvão, Carla Andrea Alonso, Gilberto Igrejas, Margarida Sousa, Vanessa Silva, José Eduardo Pereira, Carmen Lozano, Gerardo Cortés-Cortés, Carmen Torres, Patrícia Poeta
The clonal diversity of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolates from nine different species of wild animals from distinct regions of Portugal and Spain and their content in replicon plasmids were analyzed. Among the initial 53 ESBL-producing E. coli isolates that were studied (from previous studies), 28 were selected, corresponding to different animal origins with distinct ESBL types and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. These 28 isolates produced different ESBLs ascribed to the following families: CTX-M, SHV and TEM...
March 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333298/occurrence-and-molecular-characteristics-of-esbl-ampc-producing-escherichia-coli-in-faecal-samples-from-horses-in-an-equine-clinic
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Ilias Apostolakos, Eelco Franz, Angela H A M van Hoek, Alice Florijn, Christiaan Veenman, Marianne M Sloet-van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, Cindy Dierikx, Engeline van Duijkeren
Objectives: To investigate the occurrence and characteristics of ESBL/AmpC-producing Escherichia coli in faecal samples from horses at one equine clinic in the Netherlands. Methods: A total of 91 horses, including residents and patients, were sampled. ESBL/AmpC-producing E. coli were identified by a combination disc diffusion test. Phylogenetic groups and MLST were determined. ESBL/AmpC genes were analysed using PCR and sequencing. Plasmids were characterized by transformation and PCR-based replicon typing...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167551/genomic-characterization-of-two-kpc-producing-klebsiella-isolates-collected-in-1997-in-new-york-city
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Brandon Eilertson, Liang Chen, Kalyan D Chavda, Barry N Kreiswirth
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae have now become a global public health threat. However, the origin of this pandemic and the characterization of pre-2003 blaKPC-harboring plasmids remain unknown. Here we used next-generation sequencing to characterize two KPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae and Kmichiganensis isolates collected from a New York City hospital in 1997. Although identified in two different Klebsiella species, the blaKPC-2 gene was harbored by Tn4401b transposons on two highly similar IncN plasmids...
April 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161293/molecular-epidemiology-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-primary-care-hospital-in-japan-2010-2013
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Yuki Ohno, Akihiro Nakamura, Eriko Hashimoto, Hiroko Matsutani, Noriyuki Abe, Saori Fukuda, Kohno Hisashi, Masaru Komatsu, Fumihiko Nakamura
Recently, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been spreading worldwide and have become a threat in healthcare systems. We investigated the isolation frequency and molecular epidemiological characteristics of CPE isolated from clinical samples collected at a primary care hospital over the four years of 2010-2013 in Japan. CPE were detected in 17 (0.34%) of 4875 isolates by the broth microdilution method, sodium mercaptoacetate inhibition test, and modified Hodge test using meropenem disks. The frequency of CPE isolates was 0...
April 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796645/spread-and-exchange-of-bla-ndm-1-in-hospitalized-neonates-role-of-mobilizable-genetic-elements
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S Datta, S Mitra, P Chattopadhyay, T Som, S Mukherjee, S Basu
To investigate the mobilizable elements associated with bla NDM-1 in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from septicaemic neonates at a NICU in India, during December, 2008-2011. An attempt was also made to understand whether there was a pattern in the temporal acquisition of bla NDM-1 within the unit. Transferability of carbapenem resistance was tested by conjugation and transformation. Plasmid types and addiction systems were analysed. The genetic background of bla NDM-1 and association with class 1 integron were evaluated by PCR mapping...
February 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667823/ndm-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-chinese-hospital-2014-2015-identification-of-ndm-producing-citrobacterwerkmanii-and-acquisition-of-blandm-1-carrying-plasmid-in-vivo-in-a-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolate
#13
Jingna An, Ling Guo, Lin Zhou, Yanning Ma, Yanping Luo, Chuanmin Tao, Jiyong Yang
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae (NPE) shows prevalence in China. Little is known about the mechanisms related to the spread of NPE. Recently, a total of 51 non-duplicated NPE isolates were collected from a tertiary-care hospital in China and analysed for genetic relatedness by PFGE, antimicrobial susceptibility by Etest and sequence type by multilocus sequence typing. S1-PFGE and Southern blot analysis or PCR amplification were used for plasmid profiling. Between 2014 and 2015, 22 Escherichia coli, 10 Klebsiella pneumoniae, 9 Enterobacter cloacae, 2 Enterobacter aerogenes, 3 Providencia rettgeri, 1 Klebsiella oxytoca, 1 Proteus mirabilis, 1 Citrobacter freundii, 1 Citrobacterwerkmanii and 1 Raoultella planticola were identified as NPE...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641711/dissemination-of-imp-4-encoding-pimp-hz1-related-plasmids-among-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-chinese-teaching-hospital
#14
Wei Feng, Dongsheng Zhou, Qian Wang, Wenbo Luo, Defu Zhang, Qiang Sun, Yigang Tong, Weijun Chen, Fengjun Sun, Peiyuan Xia
A total of 26 blaIMP-4-carrying strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated from 2009 to 2013 in a Chinese teaching hospital, and these strains can be assigned into multiple sequence types or allelic profiles as determined by multilocus sequence typing. Of these strains, P. aeruginosa P378 and K. pneumoniae 1220 harbor the IMP-4-encoding plasmids pP378-IMP and p1220-IMP, respectively, whose complete nucleotide sequences are determined to be genetically closely related to the IncN1-type plasmid pIMP-HZ1...
September 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619059/the-role-of-is26-in-evolution-of-a-derivative-of-the-virulence-plasmid-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-which-confers-multiple-drug-resistance
#15
Vanesa García, Patricia García, Irene Rodríguez, Rosaura Rodicio, M Rosario Rodicio
pUO-SeVR1 is a resistance derivative of pSEV, the virulence plasmid specific of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis. It was first detected in a Spanish isolate involved in gastroenteritis, but closely related plasmids are widespread in highly invasive isolates originating from Africa. According to its nucleotide sequence, pUO-SeVR1 consists of 110,982bp with a GC content of 53.2%. It confers resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents and contains a wealth of mobile genetic elements, including 14 copies of IS26 which have played a major role in the evolution of the plasmid...
September 9, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609049/incn-st7-epidemic-plasmid-carrying-blaimp-4-in-enterobacteriaceae-isolates-with-epidemiological-links-to-multiple-geographical-areas-in-china
#16
Ya Wang, Wai-U Lo, Raymond Wai-Man Lai, Cindy Wing-Sze Tse, Rodney Allan Lee, Wei-Kwang Luk, Vincent Chi-Chung Cheng, Tak-Lun Que, Kin-Hung Chow, Pak-Leung Ho
OBJECTIVES: To characterize blaIMP-4-carrying plasmids originating from inpatients in Hong Kong. METHODS: Sixteen blaIMP-4-carrying plasmids identified among Enterobacteriaceae (nine Escherichia coli, four Klebsiella pneumoniae, two Citrobacter freundii and one Enterobacter cloacae) recovered from 15 patients were characterized. The isolates, collected during January 2010 to December 2013, were retrospectively investigated by plasmid sequencing, molecular and fitness studies...
January 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600043/complete-sequencing-of-plasmids-containing-blaoxa-163-and-blaoxa-48-in-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131
#17
Nicole Stoesser, Anna E Sheppard, Gisele Peirano, Robert Sebra, Tarah Lynch, Luke Anson, Andrew Kasarskis, Mary R Motyl, Derrick W Crook, Johann D Pitout
OXA-48-like enzymes have emerged as important extended-spectrum β-lactamases/carbapenemases in Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131). We report the structures of the first fully sequenced blaOXA-163 plasmid and of two other blaOXA-48 plasmids in this lineage. blaOXA-163 was located on a 71-kb IncN plasmid with other resistance genes. blaOXA-48 was present on IncL/M plasmids, genetically similar to other blaOXA-48 plasmid sequences, and consistent with interspecies/interlineage spread. The presence of blaOXA-48-like genes on epidemic plasmids in ST131 is of concern...
November 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530999/draft-genome-sequence-of-blatem-1-mediated-cephalosporin-resistant-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi-from-bloodstream-infection
#18
Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Baby Abirami Shankar, Elakkiya Munusamy, Shalini Anandan, Balaji Veeraraghavan
Enteric fever is a major cause of concern in developing countries across the globe. The primary choice of antibiotics remains fluoroquinolones, followed by cephalosporins. Resistance to third-generation cephalosporins is rarely reported in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. This study reports the whole genome sequence of an S. Typhi isolate resistant to cefixime [minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)=512μg/mL] by microbroth dilution. Interestingly, the isolate was negative for the cephalosporin resistance gene blaCTX-M by PCR, which is a known mechanism for higher cephalosporin resistance...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522197/contaminations-of-organic-fertilizers-with-antibiotic-residues-resistance-genes-and-mobile-genetic-elements-mirroring-antibiotic-use-in-livestock
#19
Birgit Wolters, Arum Widyasari-Mehta, Robert Kreuzig, Kornelia Smalla
Pig manures are frequently used as fertilizer or co-substrate in biogas plants (BGPs) and typically contain antibiotic residues (ARs), as well as bacteria carrying resistance genes (RGs) and mobile genetic elements (MGEs). A survey of manures from eight pig fattening and six pig breeding farms and digestates from eight BGPs in Lower Saxony, Germany was conducted to evaluate the link between antibiotic usage and ARs to RGs and MGEs present in organic fertilizers. In total, 11 different antibiotics belonging to six substance classes were applied in the farms investigated...
November 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497122/isolation-and-characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistant-nontyphoidal-salmonella-enterica-serovars-from-imported-food-products
#20
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
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