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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225595/characteristics-of-and-virulence-factors-associated-with-biofilm-formation-in-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-china
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Jin-Xin Zheng, Yang Wu, Zhi-Wei Lin, Zhang-Ya Pu, Wei-Ming Yao, Zhong Chen, Duo-Yun Li, Qi-Wen Deng, Di Qu, Zhi-Jian Yu
Enterococcus faecalis biofilm traits and distribution characteristics in China have not been clarified. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of E. faecalis biofilm formation in a sample of clinical isolates and to explore the virulence factors associated with biofilm formation in those isolates. A total of 265 E. faecalis isolates were collected from patients in Shenzhen, China. Virulence genes were detected within the genomes of the microbes by polymerase chain reaction. The isolates were subjected to multilocus sequence typing (MLST) based on housekeeping genes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202038/a-novel-biomimetic-nanosponge-protects-the-retina-from-the-enterococcus-faecalis-cytolysin
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Austin L LaGrow, Phillip S Coburn, Frederick C Miller, Craig Land, Salai Madhumathi Parkunan, Brian T Luk, Weiwei Gao, Liangfang Zhang, Michelle C Callegan
Intraocular infections are a potentially blinding complication of common ocular surgeries and traumatic eye injuries. Bacterial toxins synthesized in the eye can damage intraocular tissue, often resulting in poor visual outcomes. Enteroccocus faecalis causes blinding infections and is responsible for 8 to 17% of postoperative endophthalmitis cases. These infections are increasingly difficult to treat due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains. Virulent E. faecalis isolates secrete a pore-forming bicomponent cytolysin that contributes to retinal tissue damage during endophthalmitis...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168155/in-silico-and-experimental-data-claiming-safety-aspects-and-beneficial-attributes-of-the-bacteriocinogenic-strain-enterococcus-faecalis-b3a-b3b
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Alaa Al Seraih, Yanath Belguesmia, Benoit Cudennec, John Baah, Djamel Drider
This study aimed at comparing the genome of Enterococcus faecalis B3A-B3B, a bacteriocinogenic strain recently isolated from a healthy Iraqi infant to those of Enterococci of clinical and beneficial grades. The putative genes gelE, cpd, efaAfm, ccf, agg, and cob coding for virulence factors were detected in B3A-B3B strain, which meanwhile resulted to be non-cytotoxic, non-hemolytic, devoid of inflammatory effects, and sensitive to most of the antibiotics tested except for clindamycin and trimethoprim, which resistance is usually ascribed to intrinsic nature...
November 22, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148361/characterization-of-biofilm-formation-by-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-derived-from-urinary-tract-infections-in-china
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Jin-Xin Zheng, Bing Bai, Zhi-Wei Lin, Zhang-Ya Pu, Wei-Ming Yao, Zhong Chen, Duo-Yun Li, Xiang-Bin Deng, Qi-Wen Deng, Zhi-Jian Yu
PURPOSE: This study explored the prevalence and characteristics of Enterococcus faecalis biofilm formation by urinary tract infection (UTI) isolates in order to identify virulence factors associated with biofilm formation. METHODOLOGY: A total of 113 E. faecalis isolates were collected from UTI patients in Shenzhen, China. The isolates were subjected to multilocus sequence typing based on housekeeping genes. Biofilms were detected by crystal violet staining and the expression levels of the E...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027384/survey-for-correlation-between-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-determinants-in-a-collection-of-pathogenic-and-fecal-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates
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Fereshteh Saffari, Mohammad Sadegh Dalfardi, Shahla Mansouri, Roya Ahmadrajabi
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis is an opportunistic pathogen that causes most of the enterococcal infections. Among the different factors implicated in the pathogenesis of these organisms, biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance are the most important. The ability for biofilm formation has been attributed to the presence of some virulence genes. However, no definite correlation has been found. This study aimed to detect biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance patterns in E. faecalis isolates collected from clinical and fecal samples, and to investigate possible correlation between some virulence genes (esp, cyl, gelE) and biofilm formation...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993457/the-electron-transport-chain-sensitises-staphylococcus-aureus-and-enterococcus-faecalis-to-the-oxidative-burst
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Kimberley L Painter, Alex Hall, Kam Pou Ha, Andrew M Edwards
Small colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus typically lack a functional electron transport chain and cannot produce virulence factors such as leukocidins, hemolysins or the anti-oxidant staphyloxanthin. Despite this, SCVs are associated with persistent infections of the bloodstream, bones and prosthetic devices. The survival of SCVs in the host has been ascribed to intracellular residency, biofilm formation and resistance to antibiotics. However, the ability of SCVs to resist host defences is largely uncharacterised...
October 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894438/characterization-of-enterococcus-isolates-colonizing-the-intestinal-tract-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-receiving-selective-digestive-decontamination
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Teresita D J Bello Gonzalez, Phu Pham, Janetta Top, Rob J L Willems, Willem van Schaik, Mark W J van Passel, Hauke Smidt
Enterococci have emerged as important opportunistic pathogens in intensive care units (ICUs). In this study, enterococcal population size and Enterococcus isolates colonizing the intestinal tract of ICU patients receiving Selective Digestive Decontamination (SDD) were investigated. All nine patients included in the study showed substantial shifts in the enterococcal 16S rRNA gene copy number in the gut microbiota during the hospitalization period. Furthermore, 41 Enterococcus spp. strains were isolated and characterized from these patients at different time points during and after ICU hospitalization, including E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842537/molecular-determinants-of-the-thickened-matrix-in-a-dual-species-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilm
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Keehoon Lee, Kang-Mu Lee, Donggeun Kim, Sang Sun Yoon
Biofilms are microbial communities that inhabit various surfaces and are surrounded by extracellular matrices (ECMs). Clinical microbiologists have shown that the majority of chronic infections are caused by biofilms, following the introduction of the first biofilm infection model by J. W. Costerton and colleagues (J. Lam, R. Chan, K. Lam, and J. W. Costerton, Infect Immun 28:546-556, 1980). However, treatments for chronic biofilm infections are still limited to surgical removal of the infected sites. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis are two frequently identified bacterial species in biofilm infections; nevertheless, the interactions between these two species, especially during biofilm growth, are not clearly understood...
November 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791824/anti-enterococcal-activities-of-pentacyclic-triterpenes
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Dorota Wojnicz, Dorota Tichaczek-Goska, Kamila Korzekwa, Marta Kicia, Andrzej Hendrich
BACKGROUND: Asiatic (AA) and ursolic (UA) acids are widely studied phytochemicals, but their antimicrobial properties are still poorly understood. Therefore our research has focused on their activity against uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the influence of AA and UA on the growth, cell morphology, virulence factors and biofilm formation by E. faecalis strains. MATERIAL AND METHODS: AA and UA were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742152/bacterial-size-matters-multiple-mechanisms-controlling-septum-cleavage-and-diplococcus-formation-are-critical-for-the-virulence-of-the-opportunistic-pathogen-enterococcus-faecalis
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Bartłomiej Salamaga, Tomasz K Prajsnar, Ana Jareño-Martinez, Joost Willemse, Martin A Bewley, Françoise Chau, Tassadit Ben Belkacem, Annemarie H Meijer, David H Dockrell, Stephen A Renshaw, Stéphane Mesnage
Enterococcus faecalis is an opportunistic pathogen frequently isolated in clinical settings. This organism is intrinsically resistant to several clinically relevant antibiotics and can transfer resistance to other pathogens. Although E. faecalis has emerged as a major nosocomial pathogen, the mechanisms underlying the virulence of this organism remain elusive. We studied the regulation of daughter cell separation during growth and explored the impact of this process on pathogenesis. We demonstrate that the activity of the AtlA peptidoglycan hydrolase, an enzyme dedicated to septum cleavage, is controlled by several mechanisms, including glycosylation and recognition of the peptidoglycan substrate...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735309/safety-evaluation-of-enterocin-producer-enterococcus-sp-strains-isolated-from-traditional-turkish-cheeses
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Mine Avcı, Banu Özden Tuncer
The purpose of this study was to determine the antimicrobial activity and occurrence of bacteriocin structural genes in Enterococcus spp. isolated from different cheeses and also investigate some of their virulence factors. Enterococcus strains were isolated from 33 different cheeses. Enterococcus faecium (6 strains) and Enterococcus faecalis (5 strains) enterocin-producing strains were identified by 16S rDNA analyses. Structural genes entA, entB, entP and entX were detected in some isolates. Multiple enterocin structural genes were found in 7 strains...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707018/postoperative-enterococcus-faecalis-endophthalmitis-virulence-factors-leading-to-poor-visual-outcome
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Daisuke Todokoro, Takashi Suzuki, Shinichiro Kobayakawa, Haruyoshi Tomita, Yuichi Ohashi, Hideo Akiyama
Purpose Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis often results in poor visual outcome due to retinal destruction. We evaluated the virulence factors of Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolates and analyzed their relationship with retinal destruction and poor visual outcomes in postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis (PBE) following cataract surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: E. faecalis isolates from nine acute-onset PBE cases were examined using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA, plasmid isolation and pheromone response experiments...
July 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676674/the-enterococcus-faecalis-virulence-factor-elra-interacts-with-the-human-four-and-a-half-lim-domains-protein-2
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Alexandre Jamet, Rozenn Dervyn, Nicolas Lapaque, Francesca Bugli, Naima G Perez-Cortez, Hervé M Blottière, Jean-Claude Twizere, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Pascale Serror, Emmanuelle Maguin
The commensal bacterium Enterococcus faecalis is a common cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. The increasing prevalence of multi-antibiotic resistant E. faecalis strains reinforces this public health concern. Despite numerous studies highlighting several pathology-related genetic traits, the molecular mechanisms of E. faecalis virulence remain poorly understood. In this work, we studied 23 bacterial proteins that could be considered as virulence factors or involved in the Enterococcus interaction with the host...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659548/pathogenicity-of-enterococci
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Yasuyoshi Ike
Enterococci belong to the group of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), and inhabit the gastrointestinal tracts of a wide variety of animals from insects and to human, and the commensal organism in humans and animals. The commensal/probiotic role of enterococci has evolved through thousands of years in mutual coexistence. Enterococcus have many favorable traits that have been appreciated in food fermentation and preservation, and many serve as probiotics to promote health. While lactobacillus have been shown to confer numerous benefits on and often regarded as health bringing organisms, enterococci have become more recognized as emerging human pathogens in recent years...
2017: Nihon Saikingaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584459/susceptibility-pattern-of-enterococci-at-tertiary-care-hospital
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Sadhana Sachan, Vinita Rawat, Umesh, Mukesh Kumar, Tripta Kaur, Preeti Chaturvedi
The study was aimed to characterize enterococci from various clinical specimens, to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, and to explore the association between virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance. A total of 283 clinical enterococcal isolates were speciated and subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Virulence factors (hemolysin, gelatinase, and biofilm production) were detected phenotypically. Of the 283 enterococci isolated, 12 species were identified; predominant species were Enterococcus faecalis (82...
April 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578090/genotyping-antimicrobial-resistance-and-virulence-factor-gene-profiles-of-vancomycin-resistance-enterococcus-faecalis-isolated-from-blood-culture
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Shahnaz Armin, Fatemeh Fallah, Abdollah Karimi, Marjan Rashidan, Mehdi Shirdust, Leila Azimi
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus spp. is the common of intestinal micro flora in humans but nowadays this gram-positive bacterium causes the variety of nosocomial infections. Resistance to antibiotic and also, presence of different virulence genes in the enterococcus spp. can change it to problematic microorganisms in the health care centers. The aim of this study was determined the genotyping, antimicrobial resistance and virulence factor gene profiles of vancomycin resistance Enterococcus faecalis isolated from blood culture...
May 31, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567146/virulence-factors-associated-with-enterococcus-faecalis-infective-endocarditis-a-mini-review
#17
REVIEW
Kristian T Madsen, Marianne N Skov, Sabine Gill, Michael Kemp
INTRODUCTION: The enterococci are accountable for up to 20% of all cases of infective endocarditis, with Enterococcus faecalis being the primary causative isolate. Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening infection of the endocardium that results in the formation of vegetations. Based on a literature review, this paper provides an overview of the virulence factors associated with E. faecalis infective endocarditis. Furthermore, it reports the effects of active or passive immunization against some of these involved factors...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566074/-evaluation-of-virulence-factors-in-enterococcus-species
#18
Ergun Mete, İlknur Kaleli, Nural Cevahir, Melek Demir, Yüksel Akkaya, Özgün Kiriş Satılmış
Enterococci have recently become important due to their increased isolation rates in community-based and nosocomial infections and resistance to many antibiotics, including glycopeptides. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptible patterns and virulence factors of various clinical specimens; urine (n= 149), blood (n= 38), wound (n= 17), stool (n= 13), and other (n= 12) with a total of 229 enterococci including 138 E.faecalis and 91 E.faecium isolates. Aggregation factor (AF), enterococcus surface protein (esp), cytolysins and gelatinase encoding genes (asa1, esp, cylM, cylBcyl A, cylll, cylls, gelE, respectively) were investigated by molecular methods...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536572/the-bacteriophage-ef-p29-efficiently-protects-against-lethal-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-and-alleviates-gut-microbiota-imbalance-in-a-murine-bacteremia-model
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Mengjun Cheng, Jiaming Liang, Yufeng Zhang, Liyuan Hu, Pengjuan Gong, Ruopeng Cai, Lei Zhang, Hao Zhang, Jinli Ge, Yalu Ji, Zhimin Guo, Xin Feng, Changjiang Sun, Yongjun Yang, Liancheng Lei, Wenyu Han, Jingmin Gu
Enterococcus faecalis is becoming an increasingly important opportunistic pathogen worldwide, especially because it can cause life-threatening nosocomial infections. Treating E. faecalis infections has become increasingly difficult because of the prevalence of multidrug-resistant E. faecalis strains. Because bacteriophages show specificity for their bacterial hosts, there has been a growth in interest in using phage therapies to combat the rising incidence of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. In this study, we isolated a new lytic phage, EF-P29, which showed high efficiency and a broad host range against E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467378/molecular-mechanism-of-quorum-sensing-in-enterococcus-faecalis-its-role-in-virulence-and-therapeutic-approaches
#20
REVIEW
Liaqat Ali, Mohsan Ullah Goraya, Yasir Arafat, Muhammad Ajmal, Ji-Long Chen, Daojin Yu
Quorum-sensing systems control major virulence determinants in Enterococcusfaecalis, which causes nosocomial infections. The E. faecalis quorum-sensing systems include several virulence factors that are regulated by the cytolysin operon, which encodes the cytolysin toxin. In addition, the E. faecalis Fsr regulator system controls the expression of gelatinase, serine protease, and enterocin O16. The cytolysin and Fsr virulence factor systems are linked to enterococcal diseases that affect the health of humans and other host models...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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