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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142104/constraints-on-lateral-gene-transfer-in-promoting-fimbrial-usher-protein-diversity-and-function
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Christopher J Stubenrauch, Gordon Dougan, Trevor Lithgow, Eva Heinz
Fimbriae are long, adhesive structures widespread throughout members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. They are multimeric extrusions, which are moved out of the bacterial cell through an integral outer membrane protein called usher. The complex folding mechanics of the usher protein were recently revealed to be catalysed by the membrane-embedded translocation and assembly module (TAM). Here, we examine the diversity of usher proteins across a wide range of extraintestinal (ExPEC) and enteropathogenic (EPEC) Escherichia coli, and further focus on a so far undescribed chaperone-usher system, with this usher referred to as UshC...
November 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136156/increase-in-antimicrobial-resistance-and-emergence-of-major-international-high-risk-clonal-lineages-in-dogs-and-cats-with-urinary-tract-infection-16-year-retrospective-study
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Cátia Marques, Adriana Belas, Andreia Franco, Catarina Aboim, Luís Telo Gama, Constança Pomba
Objectives: To evaluate temporal trends in antimicrobial resistance, over 16 years, in bacteria isolated from dogs and cats with urinary tract infection (UTI) and the clonal lineages of bacteria harbouring critical antimicrobial resistance mechanisms. Methods: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted for 948 bacteria isolated from dogs and cats with UTI (1999-2014). Resistance mechanisms were detected by PCR, namely ESBL/AmpC in third-generation cephalosporin (3GC)-resistant Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis, mecA in methicillin-resistant staphylococci, and aac(6')-Ieaph(2″)-Ia and aph(2″)-1d in high-level gentamicin-resistant (HLGR) enterococci...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116143/risk-factors-and-molecular-features-of-sequence-type-st-131-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-community-onset-bacteremia
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Hyunsoo Kim, Young Ah Kim, Yoon Soo Park, Min Hyuk Choi, Gyeong In Lee, Kyungwon Lee
Due to the spread of a single CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) clone of sequence type (ST) 131, community-onset bacteremia caused by ESBL-producing Escherichia coli has increased dramatically. We evaluated the risk factors and molecular features of ESBL-producing E. coli ST131 clones isolated from Korean patients with community-onset bacteremia. We collected a total of 124 ESBL-producing E. coli isolates from blood in patients with community-onset bacteremia over a 2 year-period. Among 124 patients, the number of community-associated bacteremia cases was 57 (46%)...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102775/blandm-1-producing-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-a-companion-dog-in-china
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Lanqing Cui, Lei Lei, Yuan Lv, Rongmin Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Mei Li, Fan Zhang, Yang Wang
OBJECTIVES: This sudy aimed to characterize a blaNDM-1-producing Escherichia coli from a companion dog. METHODS: This strain was isolated from a surveillance study of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria and the specie was identified by API 20E system and MALDI-TOF MS. MICs of various antimicrobial agents were determined by agar dilution. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and various carbapenemase genes including blaNDM, blaIMP, blaVIM, blaSME, blaIMI, blaKPC, blaGES, blaSPM, blaGIM, blaNMC, blaDIM, blaSIM, blaOXA-23, blaOXA-24, blaOXA-48, blaOXA-51 and blaOXA-58 were screened by PCR...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102123/convergence-of-plasmid-architectures-drives-emergence-of-multi-drug-resistance-in-a-clonally-diverse-escherichia-coli-population-from-a-veterinary-clinical-care-setting
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Sam Wagner, Nadejda Lupolova, David L Gally, Sally A Argyle
The purpose of this study was to determine the plasmid architecture and context of resistance genes in multi-drug resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli strains isolated from urinary tract infections in dogs. Illumina and single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing were applied to assemble the complete genomes of E. coli strains associated with clinical urinary tract infections, which were either phenotypically MDR or drug susceptible. This revealed that multiple distinct families of plasmids were associated with building an MDR phenotype...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091192/modifications-in-the-pmrb-gene-are-the-primary-mechanism-for-the-development-of-chromosomally-encoded-resistance-to-polymyxins-in-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Minh-Duy Phan, Nguyen Thi Khanh Nhu, Maud E S Achard, Brian M Forde, Kar Wai Hong, Teik Min Chong, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan, Nicholas P West, Mark J Walker, David L Paterson, Scott A Beatson, Mark A Schembri
Objectives: Polymyxins remain one of the last-resort drugs to treat infections caused by MDR Gram-negative pathogens. Here, we determined the mechanisms by which chromosomally encoded resistance to colistin and polymyxin B can arise in the MDR uropathogenic Escherichia coli ST131 reference strain EC958. Methods: Two complementary approaches, saturated transposon mutagenesis and spontaneous mutation induction with high concentrations of colistin and polymyxin B, were employed to select for mutations associated with resistance to polymyxins...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066550/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-globally-dominant-st131-clone-with-other-epidemiologically-successful-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-expec-lineages
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Sabiha Shaik, Amit Ranjan, Sumeet K Tiwari, Arif Hussain, Nishant Nandanwar, Narender Kumar, Savita Jadhav, Torsten Semmler, Ramani Baddam, Mohammed Aminul Islam, Munirul Alam, Lothar H Wieler, Haruo Watanabe, Niyaz Ahmed
Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131), a pandemic clone responsible for the high incidence of extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) infections, has been known widely for its contribution to the worldwide dissemination of multidrug resistance. Although other ExPEC-associated and extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli clones, such as ST38, ST405, and ST648 have been studied widely, no comparative genomic data with respect to other genotypes exist for ST131. In this study, comparative genomic analysis was performed for 99 ST131 E...
October 24, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061749/heteroresistance-to-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-clinical-isolates-of-escherichia-coli-st131
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Ángel Rodríguez-Villodres, José Manuel Ortiz de la Rosa, Rocío Álvarez-Marín, Jerónimo Pachón, Javier Aznar, José Antonio Lepe, Younes Smani
Heteroresistance to piperacillin/tazobactam has only been reported in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1).….
October 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040337/a-comparison-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-from-clinical-recreational-water-and-wastewater-samples-associated-in-time-and-location
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Silje B Jørgensen, Arne V Søraas, Lotte S Arnesen, Truls M Leegaard, Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Pål A Jenum
Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) are excreted via effluents and sewage into the environment where they can re-contaminate humans and animals. The aim of this observational study was to detect and quantify ESBL-EC in recreational water and wastewater, and perform a genetic and phenotypic comparative analysis of the environmental strains with geographically associated human urinary ESBL-EC. Recreational fresh- and saltwater samples from four different beaches and wastewater samples from a nearby sewage plant were filtered and cultured on differential and ESBL-selective media...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039274/different-escherichia-coli-b2-st131-clades-b-and-c-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-esbl-colonizing-residents-of-portuguese-nursing-homes
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C Rodrigues, E Machado, S Fernandes, L Peixe, Â Novais
ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and particularly Escherichia coli ST131 isolates producing CTX-M enzymes are commonly found colonizing the intestine of nursing home (NH) residents, but ST131 subclonal structure has been scarcely explored in this vulnerable population. Our goal was to perform a pilot study to assess the faecal carriage rate and epidemiological features of ESBL- and/or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E and CPE, respectively) among NH residents. For this purpose, faecal samples from residents at 4 different NHs in the North of Portugal (representing 9·5% of the residents' population, July 2014) were screened for ESBL-E and/or CPE by phenotypic and genotypic methods...
October 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020219/epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-characteristics-of-the-st131-h30-subclone-among-extraintestinal-escherichia-coli-collected-from-us-children
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Arianna Miles-Jay, Scott J Weissman, Amanda L Adler, Veronika Tchesnokova, Evgeni V Sokurenko, Janet G Baseman, Danielle M Zerr
Background: E. coli ST131-H30 is a globally important pathogen implicated in rising rates of multidrug resistance among E. coli causing extraintestinal infections. Previous studies have focused on adults, leaving the epidemiology of H30 among children undefined. Methods: We used clinical data and isolates from a case-control study of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant E. coli conducted at four US children's hospitals to estimate the burden and identify host correlates of infection with H30...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987805/emergence-of-carbapenem-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-producing-blandm-and-blaoxa-48-like-carried-on-inca-c-and-incl-m-plasmids-at-two-iranian-university-hospitals
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Hamid Solgi, Christian G Giske, Farzad Badmasti, Shadi Aghamohammad, Seyed Asghar Havaei, Shahram Sabeti, Kamyar Mostafavizadeh, Fereshteh Shahcheraghi
The emergence of carbapenem resistance among Escherichia coli is a serious threat to public health. The objective of this study was to investigate resistance genes and clonality of carbapenem resistant E. coli in Iran. Between February 2015 and July 2016, a total of 32 non-duplicate E. coli isolates that were ertapenem resistant or intermediate (R/I-ETP) were collected from patient clinical or surveillance cultures (rectal swabs) at two university hospitals. Resistance genes were identified by PCR and sequencing...
October 4, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968012/-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profile-in-urinary-pathogens-causing-community-acquired-infections-in-diabetic-patients-in-colombia
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Laura Cristina Nocua-Báez, Jorge Alberto Cortés, Aura Lucía Leal, Gerson Fitzgerald Arias, María Victoria Ovalle-Guerro, Sandra Yamile Saavedra-Rojas, Giancarlo Buitrago, Javier Antonio Escobar-Pérez, Betsy Castro-Cardozo
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection is the most common pathology in diabetic patients, and an important determinant of morbidity and mortality among them. The increasing resistance of uropathogens acquired in the community to commonly used antibiotics is alarming. OBJECTIVE: To identify the profile of antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens responsible for communityacquired infections among diabetic patients in hospitals in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study in a subgroup of diabetic patients in the framework of a larger study in adults with urinary tract infection acquired in the community...
September 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939488/prevalence-and-transmission-dynamics-of-escherichia-coli-st131-among-contacts-of-infected-community-and-hospitalized-patients
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E Torres, L López-Cerero, I Morales, M D Navarro, J Rodríguez-Baño, A Pascual
OBJECTIVES: The Escherichia coli O25b-associated ST131 clonal group was recently found to be prevalent in our area as a cause of community-acquired urinary tract infections. We evaluated the transmission dynamics and longitudinal persistence of E. coli O25b-ST131 between patients with nosocomial and community-acquired infections and their contacts. METHODS: Prevalence and transmission of O25b/pabB3/B23 isolates were compared in 38 community clusters, 30 nosocomial clusters and 50 healthy volunteers...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935873/whole-genome-sequencing-molecular-typing-and-in-vivo-virulence-of-oxa-48-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-including-st131-h30-rx-h22-and-h41-subclones
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María de Toro, Javier Fernández, Vanesa García, Azucena Mora, Jorge Blanco, Fernando de la Cruz, M Rosario Rodicio
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, including the increasingly reported OXA-48 Escherichia coli producers, are an emerging public health threat worldwide. Due to their alarming detection in our healthcare setting and their possible presence in the community, seven OXA-48-producing, extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli were analysed by whole genome sequencing as well as conventional tools, and tested for in vivo virulence. As a result, five E. coli OXA-48-producing subclones were detected (O25:H4-ST131/PST43-fimH30-virotype E; O25:H4-ST131/PST9-fimH22-virotype D5, O16:H5-ST131/PST506-fimH41; O25:H5-ST83/PST207 and O9:H25-ST58/PST24)...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930021/blactx-m-27-encoding-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-lineage-c1-m27-clone-in-clinical-isolates-germany
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Hiren Ghosh, Swapnil Doijad, Linda Falgenhauer, Moritz Fritzenwanker, Can Imirzalioglu, Trinad Chakraborty
We examined extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing isolates from livestock, humans, companion animals, food, and the environment during 2009-2016 in Germany for the presence of CTX-M-27 allele within Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131. E. coli ST131 C1-M27 was exclusively present in humans; its incidence increased from 0% in 2009 to 45% in 2016.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927684/extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-bacteremia-comparison-of-pediatric-and-adult-populations
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Wan-Lin Tsai, Chih-Hsin Hung, Hui-An Chen, Jiun-Ling Wang, I-Fei Huang, Yee-Hsuan Chiou, Yao-Shen Chen, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Wan-Yu Hung, Ming-Fang Cheng
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli is increasing worldwide. This study investigated the clinical features and bacteriology of pediatric patients with ESBL-producing E. coli bacteremia and compared their characteristics with those of adult patients. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data from all of the 41 patients aged ≤18 years diagnosed with E. coli bacteremia were collected over 5 years. Patients aged >18 years diagnosed with E...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922058/evolution-of-regions-containing-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-fii-2-fib-1-colv-colla-virulence-plasmids
#18
Robert A Moran, Ruth M Hall
Three ColV virulence plasmids carrying antibiotic resistance genes were assembled from draft genome sequences of commensal ST95, ST131, and ST2705 Escherichia coli isolates from healthy Australians. Plasmids pCERC4, pCERC5, and pCERC9 include almost identical backbones containing FII-2 and FIB-1 replicons and the conserved ColV virulence region with an additional ColIa determinant. Only pCERC5 includes a complete, uninterrupted F-like transfer region and was able to conjugate. pCERC5 and pCERC9 contain Tn1721, carrying the tet(A) tetracycline resistance determinant in the same location, with Tn2 (blaTEM; ampicillin resistance) interrupting the Tn1721 in pCERC5...
September 18, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918585/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-intestinal-carriage-of-ctx-m-type-esbls-in-enterobacteriaceae-from-a-thai-community
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P R Niumsup, U Tansawai, A Na-Udom, D Jantapalaboon, K Assawatheptawee, A Kiddee, T Romgaew, S Lamlertthon, T R Walsh
The incidence of infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Thailand is increasing and human intestinal flora is an important reservoir for these organisms. This study was carried out to determine the intestinal carriage of bla CTX-M extended spectrum ß-lactamase-positive Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL + E) and AmpC-positive Enterobacteriaceae in a community setting in Northern Thailand, and to identify potential risk factors for carriage. A total of 307 fecal samples were collected from healthy volunteers in Phitsanulok province, and cefotaxime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CtxRE) were isolated using selective media...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890469/occurrence-of-extended-spectrum-and-ampc-type-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-water-environments-in-northern-thailand
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Kanit Assawatheptawee, Uttapoln Tansawai, Anong Kiddee, Phetrada Thongngen, Phiraphat Punyadi, Tayawee Romgaew, Phattaraporn Kongthai, Tawatchai Sumpradit, Pannika R Niumsup
Sixty-eight cefotaxime-resistant Escherichia coli isolates were recovered from different water environments in Northern Thailand. Isolates were mostly resistant to ceftazidime and aztreonam (>90%). The most common extended-spectrum β-lactamase-encoding gene was blaCTX-M-group 1 (75%) followed by blaCTX-M-group 9 (13.2%). The co-existence of blaCTX-M and AmpC-type β-lactamase genes was detected in 4 isolates (5.9%). Two E. coli isolates carrying blaCTX-M from canal and river water samples belonged to the phylogenetic group B2-ST131, which is known to be pathogenic...
September 9, 2017: Microbes and Environments
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