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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346839/characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-and-enterococcus-faecium-isolated-from-fresh-produces-and-human-fecal-samples
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Min-Chan Kim, Min-Hyeok Cha, Jae-Gee Ryu, Gun-Jo Woo
Increased enterococcal infections in hospitals and multidrug-resistant and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolated from humans, animals, and food sources raised public health concern on the presence of VRE in multiple sources. We performed a comparative analysis of the antimicrobial resistance and genetics of VRE isolates derived from fresh produce and human fecal samples. Of 389 Enterococcus isolates, 8 fecal and 3 produce isolates were resistant to vancomycin and teicoplanin; all harbored vanA gene...
March 27, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344399/extraction-of-chitosan-and-its-oligomers-from-shrimp-shell-waste-their-characterization-and-antimicrobial-effect
#2
Tarun Kumar Varun, Swaraj Senani, Natasha Jayapal, Jayaram Chikkerur, Sohini Roy, Vijay Bhasker Tekulapally, Mayank Gautam, Narender Kumar
AIM: The present study was performed to utilize the shrimp shell waste for chitin and chitosan production, characterization by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technique and to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of chitosan oligomers produced by depolymerization of chitosan by nitrous acid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chitosan was extracted from the shrimp shell waste by the chemical method and characterized by FT-IR. Chitooligomers were produced by depolymerising chitosan using nitrous acid, and the chitooligomers were tested for antimicrobial effect against four gut pathogenic organisms, i...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342109/sensitivity-to-enterocins-of-biogenic-amine-producing-faecal-enterococci-from-ostriches-and-pheasants
#3
Andrea Lauková, Anna Kandričáková, Leona Buňková, Pavel Pleva, Jana Ščerbová
Enterococci are widespread bacteria forming the third largest genus among lactic acid bacteria. Some possess probiotic properties or they can produce beneficial proteinaceous antimicrobial substances called enterocins. On the other hand, some enterococci produce biogenic amines (BAs), so this study is focused on the sensitivity to enterocins of biogenic amine-producing faecal enterococci from ostriches and pheasants. Altogether, 60 enterococci isolated from faeces of ostriches and pheasants were tested for production of BAs...
March 24, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340291/-head-to-head-prenyl-synthases-in-some-pathogenic-bacteria
#4
Christopher J Schwalen, Xinxin Feng, Weidong Liu, Bing O-Dowd, Tzu-Ping Ko, Christopher J Shin, Rey-Ting Guo, Douglas A Mitchell, Eric Oldfield
Many organisms contain "head-to-head" isoprenoid synthases and here, we investigate three types of such enzymes from the pathogens Neisseria meningitidis, N. gonorrhoeae, and Enterococcus hirae. The E. hirae enzyme was found to produce dehydrosqualene and we solved an inhibitor-bound structure which revealed a fold similar to that of CrtM from Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, the homologous proteins from Neisseria spp. carried out only the "first half" reaction, yielding presqualene diphosphate (PSPP). Based on product analyses, bioinformatics, and mutagenesis we conclude that the Neisseria proteins are HpnDs (PSPP synthases)...
March 24, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339527/microbial-community-mapping-in-intestinal-tract-of-broiler-chicken
#5
Yingping Xiao, Yun Xiang, Weidong Zhou, Jinggang Chen, Kaifeng Li, Hua Yang
Domestic chickens are valuable sources of protein associated with producing meat and eggs for humans. The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) houses a large microbial community, and these microbiota play an important role in growth and health of chickens, contributing to the enhancement of nutrient absorption and improvement of the birds' immune systems. To improve our understanding of the chicken intestinal microbial composition, microbiota inhabiting 5 different intestinal locations (duodenum, jejunum, ileum, cecum, and colon) of 42-day-old broiler chickens were detected based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis...
October 6, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339522/influence-of-postbiotic-rg14-and-inulin-combination-on-cecal-microbiota-organic-acid-concentration-and-cytokine-expression-in-broiler-chickens
#6
K Y Kareem, T C Loh, H L Foo, S A Asmara, H Akit
This study examined the effects of different combinations of inulin and postbiotics RG14 on growth performance, cecal microbiota, volatile fatty acids (VFA), and ileal cytokine expression in broiler chickens. Two-hundred-and sixteen, one-day-old chicks were allocated into 6 treatment groups, namely, a basal diet (negative control, NC), basal diet + neomycin and oxytetracycline (positive control, PC), T1 = basal diet + 0.15% postbiotic RG14 + 1.0% inulin, T2 = basal diet + 0.3% postbiotic RG14 + 1.0% inulin, T3 = basal diet + 0...
October 6, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335414/inhibition-of-listeria-monocytogenes-on-ready-to-eat-meats-using-bacteriocin-mixtures-based-on-mode-of-action
#7
Paul Priyesh Vijayakumar, Peter M Muriana
Bacteriocin-producing (Bac⁺) lactic acid bacteria (LAB) comprising selected strains of Lactobacillus curvatus, Lactococcus lactis, Pediococcus acidilactici, and Enterococcus faecium and thailandicus were examined for inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes during hotdog challenge studies. The Bac⁺ strains, or their cell-free supernatants (CFS), were grouped according to mode-of-action (MOA) as determined from prior studies. Making a mixture of as many MOAs as possible is a practical way to obtain a potent natural antimicrobial mixture to address L...
March 14, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335205/photosensitizer-embedded-polyacrylonitrile-nanofibers-as-antimicrobial-non-woven-textile
#8
Sarah L Stanley, Frank Scholle, Jiadeng Zhu, Yao Lu, Xiangwu Zhang, Xingci Situ, Reza A Ghiladi
Toward the objective of developing platform technologies for anti-infective materials based upon photodynamic inactivation, we employed electrospinning to prepare a non-woven textile comprised of polyacrylonitrile nanofibers embedded with a porphyrin-based cationic photosensitizer; termed PAN-Por((+)). Photosensitizer loading was determined to be 34.8 nmol/mg material; with thermostability to 300 °C. Antibacterial efficacy was evaluated against four bacteria belonging to the ESKAPE family of pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus; vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium; Acinetobacter baumannii; and Klebsiella pneumonia), as well as Escherichia coli...
April 20, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334141/distribution-of-antimicrobial-resistance-determinants-virulence-associated-factors-and-crispr-loci-in-isolates-of-enterococcus-faecalis-from-various-settings-and-genetic-lineages
#9
Iwona Gawryszewska, Katarzyna Malinowska, Alicja Kuch, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Lucja Laniewska-Trokenheim, Waleria Hryniewicz, Ewa Sadowy
Enterococcus faecalis represents an important factor of hospital-associated infections (HAIs). The knowledge on its evolution from a commensal to an opportunistic pathogen is still limited, thus we performed a study to characterize distribution of factors that may contribute to this adaptation. Using a collection obtained from various settings (hospitalized patients, community carriers, animals, fresh food, sewage, water) we investigated differences in antimicrobial susceptibility, distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes, virulence-associated determinants and phenotypes, and CRISPR loci in the context of the clonal relatedness of isolates...
March 1, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333758/cutaneous-burn-injury-modulates-urinary-antimicrobial-peptide-responses-and-the-urinary-microbiome
#10
Jennifer K Plichta, Casey J Holmes, Vanessa Nienhouse, Michelle Puszynski, Xiang Gao, Qunfeng Dong, Huaiying Lin, James Sinacore, Michael Zilliox, Evelyn Toh, David E Nelson, Richard L Gamelli, Katherine A Radek
OBJECTIVES: Characterization of urinary bacterial microbiome and antimicrobial peptides after burn injury to identify potential mechanisms leading to urinary tract infections and associated morbidities in burn patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using human urine from control and burn subjects. SETTING: University research laboratory. PATIENTS: Burn patients. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Urine samples from catheterized burn patients were collected hourly for up to 40 hours...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333351/ecological-impact-of-ciprofloxacin-on-commensal-enterococci-in-healthy-volunteers
#11
Victoire de Lastours, Elena Maugy, Vincent Mathy, Françoise Chau, Benjamin Rossi, François Guérin, Vincent Cattoir, Bruno Fantin
Background: The ecological impact of ciprofloxacin on commensal enterococci is unknown. Methods: Forty-eight healthy volunteers received ciprofloxacin from day (D) 0 to D14; stools were collected on D7, D14 and D42. Fluoroquinolone-susceptible and -resistant enterococci (FQ-SE and FQ-RE) were detected and quantified by culture, and identified by MALDI-TOF MS. The relative abundance of FQ-RE over FQ-SE was determined. The genetic basis of fluoroquinolone resistance was deciphered by partial sequencing of gyrA and parC genes...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332345/high-incidence-of-virulence-factors-among-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-southwestern-iran
#12
Hamid Heidari, Somayeh Hasanpour, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Mohammad Motamedifar
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host immune response, and pathogenicity and severity of the infection. Enterococcus faecalis is the most common and virulent species causing infections in hospitalized patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of genes encoding virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance patterns of E...
March 13, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330520/definitional-change-in-nhsn-cauti-was-associated-with-an-increase-in-clabsi-events-evaluation-of-a-large-health-system
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Mohamad G Fakih, Clariecia Groves, Angelo Bufalino, Lisa K Sturm, Ann L Hendrich
BACKGROUND The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) definition was revised as of January 2015 to exclude funguria and lower bacteriuria levels. We evaluated the effect of the CAUTI definition change on NHSN-defined central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) outcomes. METHODS We compared CAUTI and CLABSI NHSN-defined outcomes for calendar years 2014 and 2015 in the adult intensive care units (ICUs) of a single large health system. Changes in the event rates, the associated organisms, and the standardized infection ratio (SIR) were evaluated...
March 23, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330265/isolation-and-characterization-of-plant-synergistic-bacteria-capable-of-degrading-xenobiotics-from-oil-spillage-sites
#14
Indranil De, Sarika Gupta
Oil spillage sites primarily contain various types of hydrocarbons, such as linear chain, polycyclic, and aromatic compounds, posing several detrimental effects on plants. Results from our previous study showed an alteration of various metabolomic parameters, indirectly resulting in an observable decline of growth in the mung seedlings upon incubation with phenol, toluene, xylene, and hexane. This study evaluates the role of these compounds upon plant growth and focusses to mitigate the effect of the same, using some isolated plant synergistic bacteria...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330248/photo-inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-hirae-using-methylene-blue-and-sodium-anthraquinone-2-sulphonate-effect-of-process-parameters
#15
Madhavi Singh, Kannan Pakshirajan, Vishal Trivedi
In this study, effect of different parameters, viz. concentration of photosensitizer (PS), pH of the bacterial cell suspension and initial cell count, on photo-inactivation of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus hirae bacteria using methylene blue (MB) and sodium anthraquinone-2-sulphonate (SAQS) was investigated employing the statistically valid full factorial design of experiments. The inactivation efficiency of E. hirae using MB ranges between 10.81 and 48.55 %, whereas in the case of E. coli it ranges between 10...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330100/molecular-characterization-and-amplified-ribosomal-dna-restriction-analysis-of-entomopathogenic-bacteria-associated-with-rhabditis-oscheius-spp
#16
Balakrishnan Geetha Sangeetha, Cheruvandasseri Arumughan Jayaprakas, Jinachandrannair Vijayakumari Siji, Moochattil Rajitha, Basheerkutty Shyni, Chellappan Mohandas
Bacterial strains associated with entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) Rhabditis (Oscheius) spp. were isolated from infected cadavers of Galleria mellonella. The obtained 18 isolates were subdivided into nine phylogenetically different genera based on comparative sequence analysis of their 16S rRNA genes. The isolates were affiliated to three different class namely γ-proteobacteria (Enterobacter, Proteus, Providencia, Pseudomonas, Stenotrophomonas), β-proteobacteria (Alcaligenes) and Bacilli (Bacillus, Enterococcus, Lysinibacillus)...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329222/effect-of-daptomycin-dose-on-the-outcome-of-vancomycin-resistant-daptomycin-susceptible-enterococcus-faecium-bacteremia
#17
Yu-Chung Chuang, Hsin-Yi Lin, Pao-Yu Chen, Chi-Ying Lin, Jann-Tay Wang, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang
Background.: Treatment options for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bloodstream infection (BSI) are limited. Daptomycin, although not currently approved for this indication, is frequently used for the treatment of VRE-BSI. Its optimal dose still needs to be determined. Methods.: We conducted a prospective, observational, cohort study during 2010-2015. We included patients who received a daptomycin dose of ≥6 mg/kg for the treatment of VRE-BSI caused by daptomycin-susceptible VRE...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329161/surgery-for-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-a-national-registry%C3%A2
#18
Alessandro Della Corte, Michele Di Mauro, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Fabio Barili, Diego Cugola, Sandro Gelsomino, Pasquale Santè, Antonio Carozza, Ester Della Ratta, Lorenzo Galletti, Roger Devotini, Riccardo Casabona, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Roberto Scrofani, Carlo Antona, Carlo De Vincentiis, Andrea Biondi, Cesare Beghi, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Michele De Bonis, Alberto Pozzoli, Francesco Nicolini, Filippo Benassi, Davide Pacini, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Andrea De Martino, Uberto Bortolotti, Roberto Lorusso, Enrico Vizzardi, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Daniele Marinelli, Emmanuel Villa, Giovanni Troise, Domenico Paparella, Vito Margari, Francesco Tritto, Girolamo Damiani, Giuseppe Scrascia, Salvatore Zaccaria, Attilio Renzulli, Giuseppe Serraino, Giovanni Mariscalco, Daniele Maselli, Alessandro Parolari, Giannantonio Nappi
OBJECTIVES: We described clinical-epidemiological features of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) and assessed the determinants of early surgical outcomes in multicentre design. METHODS: Data regarding 2823 patients undergoing surgery for endocarditis at 19 Italian Centers between 1979 and 2015 were collected in a database. Of them, 582 had PVE: in this group, the determinants of early mortality and complications were assessed, also taking into account the different chronological eras encompassed by the study...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327357/the-ternary-complex-structure-of-d-mandelate-dehydrogenase-with-nadh-and-anilino-oxo-acetate
#19
Nayuta Furukawa, Akimasa Miyanaga, Masahiro Nakajima, Hayao Taguchi
Enterococcus faecium NAD-dependent d-mandelate dehydrogenase (D-ManDH) belongs to a ketopantoate reductase (KPR)-related D-2-hydroxyacid dehydrogenase family, and exhibits broad substrate specificity toward bulky hydrophobic 2-ketoacids, preferring C3-branched substrates. The ternary complex structure of D-ManDH with NADH and anilino(oxo)acetate (AOA) revealed that the substrate binding induces a shear motion of the N-terminal domain along the C-terminal domain, following the hinge motion induced by the NADH binding, and allows the bound NADH molecule to form favorable interactions with a 2-ketoacid substrate...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326840/a-new-benzophenone-glycoside-from-the-leaves-of-mitracarpus-villosus
#20
Kenneth G Ngwoke, Njideka Orame, Shuai Liu, Festus B C Okoye, Georgios Daletos, Peter Proksch
A new benzophenone glycoside, mitraphenone A (1), together with three known compounds (2-4) were isolated from the leaves of the traditionally used medicinal plant Mitracarpus villosus (Rubiaceae) collected in Nigeria. A combination of one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric measurements were carried out to identify the structure of 1. All isolated compounds (1-4) were screened for their antibacterial activity against several Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Compound 1 exhibited moderate activity against Enterococcus faecium (strains ATCC 35667 and ATCC 700221) and Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 with MIC values ranging from 25 to 50 μM...
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
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