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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724491/comparison-of-antemortem-and-environmental-samples-for-zebrafish-health-monitoring-and-quarantine
#1
Marcus J Crim, Christian Lawrence, Robert S Livingston, Andrei Rakitin, Shane J Hurley, Lela K Riley
Molecular diagnostic assays offer both exquisite sensitivity and the ability to test a wide variety of sample types. Various types of environmental sample, such as detritus and concentrated water, might provide a useful adjunct to sentinels in routine zebrafish health monitoring. Similarly, antemortem sampling would be advantageous for expediting zebrafish quarantine, without euthanasia of valuable fish. We evaluated the detection of Mycobacterium chelonae, M. fortuitum, M. peregrinum, Pseudocapillaria tomentosa, and Pseudoloma neurophilia in zebrafish, detritus, pooled feces, and filter membranes after filtration of 1000-, 500-, and 150-mL water samples by real-time PCR analysis...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719321/association-of-interferon-%C3%AE-receptor-1-gene-polymorphism-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-infection-among-iranian-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
#2
Poopak Farnia, Jalaledin Ghanavi, Shima Saif, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause significant pulmonary infections in humans. Researchers have reported an association between interferon-gamma receptor-1 (IFN-γR1 or IFNGR1) deficiency and susceptibility to NTM, but the relevance of polymorphism within these genes is not yet clear. In this study, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), T to C, at position-56 in NTM patients with pulmonary disease was investigated. Molecular identification of Mycobacterium isolates was performed with hsp65 genes using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713782/characterization-and-differentiation-of-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-from-other-mycobacteria-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#3
Subbarao V Ravva, Leslie A Harden, Chester Z Sarreal
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's disease in cattle, is responsible for significant economic losses to the US dairy industry. The pathogen has also been associated with chronic human diseases like Crohn's disease, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Determining causation requires rapid characterization and source tracking the pathogen. Here, we used matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry to characterize and differentiate strains of MAP from 14 other species of Mycobacterium from bovine, human, and environmental sources...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710625/selection-of-biodegrading-phytosterol-strains
#4
María-Angélica Mondaca, Maricel Vidal, Soledad Chamorro, Gladys Vidal
The phytosterol-biotransforming strains were selected from Mycobacterium sp., using a high concentration of β-sitosterol. The selection was made by culturing the strains in a medium enriched with 14 g β-sitosterol/L as the unique source of carbon. During 2 months, the bacterial cultures were transferred successively. The extraction of the biotransformation products was made with methanol and ethyl acetate. The qualitative and quantitative analysis was made by means of thin-layer chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography (GLC), and GLC-mass spectrometry...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708374/chemical-modification-and-detoxification-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-toxin-2-heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline-n-oxide-by-environmental-and-pathogenic-bacteria
#5
Sven Thierbach, Franziska S Birmes, Matthias C Letzel, Ulrich Hennecke, Susanne Fetzner
2-Heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline N-oxide (HQNO), a major secondary metabolite and virulence factor produced by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, acts as potent inhibitor of respiratory electron transfer and thereby affects host cells as well as microorganisms. In this study, we demonstrate the previously unknown capability of environmental and pathogenic bacteria to transform and detoxify this compound. Strains of Arthrobacter and Rhodococcus spp. as well as Staphylococcus aureus introduced a hydroxyl group at C-3 of HQNO, whereas Mycobacterium abscessus, M...
July 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699669/detection-of-mycobacterium-marinum-m-%C3%A2-peregrinum-m-%C3%A2-fortuitum-and-m-%C3%A2-abscessus-in-aquarium-fish
#6
K Puk, T Banach, A Wawrzyniak, Ł Adaszek, J Ziętek, S Winiarczyk, L Guz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688832/prosthetic-valve-infective-endocarditis-with-mycobacterium-fortuitum-antibiotics-alone-can-be-curative
#7
Sonali R Gnanenthiran, Eunice Y T Liu, Michael Wilson, Tommy Chung, Thomas Gottlieb
Rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (RGM) are a rare, often fatal cause of infective endocarditis. Although surgery has been the cornerstone of RGM endocarditis therapy, we present the first documented adult case of Mycobacterium fortuitum endocarditis cured with antibiotic therapy.
June 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662943/discovery-of-novel-antimycobacterial-drug-therapy-in-biofilm-of-pathogenic-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-keratitis
#8
Thet Tun Aung, Wei Hong Jeff Chor, Joey Kuok Hoong Yam, Michael Givskov, Liang Yang, Roger W Beuerman
PURPOSE: The potential of slow-growing mycobacteria to form biofilms in human tissues contributes to the problem of establishing an effective treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to examine new antibiotic strategies to enhance current treatment options for these infections. METHODS: Sensitivities of Mycobacterium fortuitum ATCC 49404 and Mycobacterium chelonae ATCC 35752 were evaluated for different antimicrobials singly and in combination using broth microdilution and FICI (Fractional Inhibitory Concentration Index) synergy screening...
June 26, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649235/detection-of-mycobacteria-by-culture-and-dna-based-methods-in-animal-derived-food-products-purchased-at-spanish-supermarkets
#9
Iker A Sevilla, Elena Molina, Maitane Tello, Natalia Elguezabal, Ramón A Juste, Joseba M Garrido
Mycobacteria include obligate and opportunistic pathogens that cause significant human and animal disease. The burden of tuberculosis has been largely reduced in developed territories but remains a huge problem worldwide. The significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria is growing considerably, especially in developed regions with higher life expectancy and more therapy-related immunosuppressed individuals. Due to their robustness mycobacteria can contaminate animal products by direct transmission from infected individuals or by environmental contamination during processing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629354/acetone-leaf-extracts-of-some-south-african-trees-with-high-activity-against-escherichia-coli-also-have-good-antimycobacterial-activity-and-selectivity-index
#10
Ishaku L Elisha, Francien S Botha, Balungile Madikizela, Lyndy J McGaw, Jacobus N Eloff
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a world-wide problem affecting humans and animals. There is increasing development of resistance of the pathogens to current antimycobacterial agents. Many authors have investigated activities of extracts and isolated compounds from plants. The traditional uses of plants have frequently been the criterion to select plants investigated. In this contribution, we investigate whether plant extracts with very good activity against Escherichia coli may also be active against mycobacteria...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619015/nontuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections-at-a-specialized-tuberculosis-treatment-centre-in-the-republic-of-korea
#11
Hee Jung Yoon, Hwa Young Choi, Moran Ki
BACKGROUND: The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections is increasing worldwide, however formal evaluations of the epidemiology of NTM infections are limited. Understanding the trends and true prevalence of NTM is a major priority for optimizing infection control programmes and resources. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and radiologic findings in NTM-infected patients at specialized Tuberculosis (Tb) treatment centre in South Korea, which is endemic to Tb, and find solutions to control NTM infections...
June 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599612/mycobacterioses-in-dogs-and-cats-from-buenos-aires-argentina
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Soledad Barandiaran, Marcela Martínez Vivot, Elvira Falzoni, María Jimena Marfil, Gabriela Pérez Tort, Paula Rovatti, Mónica Fernández, Ricardo Iachini, Fernanda Satek, Adriana Duchene, Martín José Zumárraga
Mycobacterioses can produce nonspecific clinical signs in dogs and cats that make diagnosis difficult. Furthermore, the full characterization of mycobacterial agents is not always possible or practical. We characterized mycobacteria detected through cytology in 12 dogs and 7 cats with generalized clinical signs from the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina. In dogs, molecular testing confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) in 8 cases and M. fortuitum in 1 case. All dogs were Miniature Schnauzers, suggesting that this breed may be more susceptible to M...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549494/antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-and-molecular-characterization-of-mycobacterium-fortuitum-isolates-in-china
#13
Hui Wen Zheng, Yu Pang, Guang Xue He, Yuan Yuan Song, Yan Lin Zhao
We performed molecular identification of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium fortuitum (M. fortuitum) and conducted drug susceptibility testing to analyze the in vitro susceptibility of clinical M. fortuitum isolates and potential molecular mechanism conferring resistance to fluoroquinolone and macrolide drugs. The results showed that moxifloxacin had the highest in vitro activity against M. fortuitum, and most M. fortuitum isolates were resistant to clarithromycin and linezolid in China. The loss of genetic mutation in clarithromycin- and amikacin-resistant isolates indicates that some other intrinsic mechanism conferring clarithromycin and amikacin resistance plays an essential role in M...
May 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516834/comparison-of-antemortem-and-environmental-samples-for-zebrafish-health-monitoring-and-quarantine
#14
Marcus J Crim, Christian Lawrence, Robert S Livingston, Andrei Rakitin, Shane J Hurley, Lela K Riley
Molecular diagnostic assays offer both exquisite sensitivity and the ability to test a wide variety of sample types. Varioustypes of environmental sample, such as detritus and concentrated water, might provide a useful adjunct to sentinels in routinezebrafish health monitoring. Similarly, antemortem sampling would be advantageous for expediting zebrafish quarantine,without euthanasia of valuable fish. We evaluated the detection of Mycobacterium chelonae, M. fortuitum, M. peregrinum,Pseudocapillaria tomentosa, and Pseudoloma neurophilia in zebrafish, detritus, pooled feces, and filter membranes after filtration of 1000-, 500-, and 150-mL water samples by real-time PCR analysis...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473389/draft-genome-sequence-of-mycobacterium-boenickei-cip-107829
#15
Amar Bouam, Catherine Robert, Olivier Croce, Anthony Levasseur, Michel Drancourt
Mycobacterium boenickei is a rapidly growing mycobacterium isolated for the first time from a leg wound in the United States. Its 6,506,908-bp draft genome exhibits a 66.77% G+C content, 6,279 protein-coding genes, and 59 predicted RNA genes. In silico DNA-DNA hybridization confirms its assignment to the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex.
May 4, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471978/septicemia-and-pneumonia-due-to-mycobacterium-fortuitum-infection-in-a-patient-with-extronodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-a-case-report
#16
Jia Cong, Chenxi Wang, Li Ma, Shaoya Zhang, Jingwen Wang
RATIONALE: Mycobacterium fortuitum (M.fortuitum) is one of the rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) that is widespread in the environment. M.fortuitum can cause different types of disease including pulmonary disease, lymphadenitis, cutaneous disease, and disseminated disease. However, the infection presenting as septicemia is exceedingly rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old immunocompromised male with extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type was admitted to the hospital because of high fever for 10 days...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430099/mutual-interaction-enables-the-mycobacterial-plasmid-pal5000-origin-binding-protein-repb-to-recruit-repa-the-plasmid-replicase-to-the-origin
#17
Soniya Chatterjee, Madhu Manti Patra, Sourabh Samaddar, Arnab Basu, Sujoy K Das Gupta
The Mycobacterium fortuitum plasmid, pAL5000, is the most-studied member of a family of plasmids that are found in Actinobacteria. Its replication is brought about by the combined action of two plasmid-encoded replication proteins, RepA and RepB. RepB has earlier been shown to be a sigma factor homologue that possesses origin-binding activity. The mechanism by which RepA functions, and its relationship with RepB, if any, has not been explored yet. In this study, we show that RepA shares a common catalytic domain, with proteins belonging to the primase-polymerase and DNA polymerase X families...
April 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
#18
R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392413/isolation-and-identification-of-multiple-drug-resistant-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-organs-of-cattle-produced-typical-granuloma-lesions
#19
Guangyu Cheng, Donglei Xu, Jinling Wang, Chunfa Liu, Yang Zhou, Yongyong Cui, Hancan Liu, Kanglin Wan, Xiangmei Zhou
Nontuberculosis mycobacteria are widespread in the environment and some are zoonotic. 320 tissue samples with visible lesions were obtained from dairy cows and examined by histopathology. Eleven samples showed typical granulomatous lesions and a total of 8 strains were cultured. Three genes (16S rRNA, hsp65 and rpoB) were sequenced for species identification. All mycobacterial isolates were tested for rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol, streptomycin, capreomycin, kanamycin, para-aminosalicylic acid susceptibility...
April 6, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387523/species-specific-risk-factors-treatment-decisions-and-clinical-outcomes-for-laboratory-isolates-of-less-common-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-washington-state
#20
Emily S Ford, David J Horne, Javeed A Shah, Carolyn K Wallis, Ferric C Fang, Thomas R Hawn
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a diverse group of environmental organisms that infrequently cause human disease. Understanding of the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics associated with NTM disease is needed to refine diagnostic and treatment strategies, particularly among the less commonly isolated species. OBJECTIVES: To improve knowledge of geographic variance of NTM species, to correlate detailed clinical information with isolation of specific NTM, and to examine the decision to treat and outcomes for specific NTM...
July 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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