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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238458/bacteriocinogenic-potential-and-virulence-traits-of-enterococcus-faecium-and-e-faecalis-isolated-from-human-milk
#1
Soodabeh Khalkhali, Naheed Mojgani
Background and Objectives: Human milk is a continuous supply of Lactic Acid bacteria (LAB), including enterococci with probiotic potentials. The aim of this study was to analyze two Enterococcus species, isolated from human milk for their probiotic potential, bacteriocin producing ability and virulence traits. Materials and Methods: Enterococcus faecium TA0033 and E. faecalis TA102 were tested for acid and bile tolerance, survival in simulated gastric and intestinal conditions...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232586/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-coumarin-derivatives-containing-imidazole-skeleton-as-potential-antibacterial-agents
#2
Yang Hu, Yufeng Shen, Xiaohu Wu, Xiao Tu, Gao-Xue Wang
Emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria causes an urgent need for new generation of antibiotics, which may have a different mechanism of inhibition or killing action from the existing. Here, we report on the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of thirty-nine coumarin derivatives in order to solve the antibacterial resistance by targeting at the inhibition of biosynthesis pathway of fatty acids. Their antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Flavobacterium cloumnare are tested and action mechanism against the key enzyme in bacterial fatty acid synthesis pathway are studied...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229728/cas9-enhances-bacterial-virulence-by-repressing-the-regr-transcriptional-regulator-in-streptococcus-agalactiae
#3
Ke Ma, Qing Cao, Su Luo, Zhaofei Wang, Guangjin Liu, Chengping Lu, Yongjie Liu
Clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and its associated cas genes have been demonstrated to regulate self-genes and virulence in many pathogens. In this study, we found that inactivation of cas9 caused reduced adhesion and intracellular survival of the piscine Streptococcus agalactiae strain GD201008-001 and significantly decreased the virulence of this strain in zebrafish and mice. Further investigation indicated that the regR transcriptional regulator was upregulated in the Δcas9 mutant...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228702/lncrna-and-mrna-profiling-during-activation-of-tilapia-macrophages-by-hsp70-and-streptococcus-agalactiae-antigen
#4
Honglin Luo, Huizan Yang, Yong Lin, Yongde Zhang, Chuanyan Pan, Pengfei Feng, Yanling Yu, Xiaohan Chen
Objectives: To investigate the lncRNA profiling during tilapia peritoneal macrophages (TPMs) activation and discuss the relationship between lncRNA and mRNA. Materials and Methods: RNA sequencing was used to investigate the lncRNA and mRNA profiles of TPMs activation following stimulation with Streptococcus agalactiae (Sa) antigen, heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and HSP70+Sa. The expressions of lncRNA and mRNA were confirmed by qPCR. 356 lncRNA, 10173 mRNA and 1782 transcripts of uncertain coding potential (TUCP) were differentially expressed by pairwise comparison...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225074/the-effect-of-fish-gender-on-susceptibility-to-acute-streptococcus-agalactiae-infection-in-javanese-medaka-oryzias-javanicus
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M N A Amal, S T Zarif, M Suhaiba, M R M Aidil, N N Shaqinah, M Zamri-Saad, A Ismail
This study describes the susceptibility of different fish gender following acute Streptococcus agalactiae infection by using Javanese medaka Oryzias javanicus as test fish. The fish were grouped into four groups, which were: (1) all-male; (2) all-female; (3) mixed-gender (1 male: 1 female ratio); and (4) control non-infected (1 male: 1 female ratio). The fish in group 1, 2 and 3 were intraperitoneally exposed to 5.4 × 108 CFU/ml of S. agalactiae, while for group 4, the fish were exposed using sterile broth...
December 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223920/streptococcus-agalactiae-bacteremia-in-non-pregnant-adult-patients-at-two-teaching-hospitals
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Emanuel J Saad, Diego F Baenas, Cecilia S Boisseau, Mercedes J García, Silvana A Núñez, Pablo E Sanchez, Domingo C Balderramo, Daniela Hernández, Juan P Caeiro
Streptococcus agalactiae or group B streptococcus (GBS) is a frequent pathogen in immunocompromised adults. The aim of this study was to determine the relative frequency, clinical presentation, antimicrobial susceptibility profile, and risk factors associated with GBS bacteremia in non-pregnant adult patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of blood cultures performed in two hospitals between the years 2009-2013. From 1110 bacteremia episodes, 13 were caused by GBS, all of which were susceptible to ampicillin...
December 6, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223308/what-we-have-lost-mastitis-resistance-in-holstein-friesians-and-in-a-local-cattle-breed
#7
Giulio Curone, Joel Filipe, Paola Cremonesi, Erminio Trevisi, Massimo Amadori, Claudia Pollera, Bianca Castiglioni, Lauretta Turin, Vittorio Tedde, Daniele Vigo, Paolo Moroni, Andrea Minuti, Valerio Bronzo, M Filippa Addis, Federica Riva
In Holstein Friesian dairy cows, selective pressure for increased milk production has led to a higher propensity to disease, including mastitis, when compared to less selected and lower producing dairy breeds. The biology underpinning the higher resistance to disease of such "local breeds" is not fully understood. With the aim of investigating the factors associated to this phenomenon, we applied a multidisciplinary approach to compare innate immune response patterns, metabolic parameters, milk protein profiles and the milk microbiota in Holstein Friesian and Rendena cows reared in the same farm and under the same management conditions...
November 29, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217326/the-effect-of-fish-gender-on-susceptibility-to-acute-streptococcus-agalactiae-infection-in-javanese-medaka-oryzias-javanicus
#8
M N A Amal, S T Zarif, M Suhaiba, M R M Aidil, N N Shaqinah, M Zamri-Saad, A Ismail
This study describes the susceptibility of different fish gender following acute Streptococcus agalactiae infection by using Javanese medaka Oryzias javanicus as test fish. The fish were grouped into four groups, which were: (1) all-male; (2) all-female; (3) mixed-gender (1 male: 1 female ratio); and (4) control non-infected (1 male: 1 female ratio). The fish in group 1, 2 and 3 were intraperitoneally exposed to 5.4 × 108 CFU/ml of S. agalactiae, while for group 4, the fish were exposed using sterile broth...
December 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198102/antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activity-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-against-streptococcus-agalactiae-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii
#9
Dorothy L Ackerman, Kelly M Craft, Ryan S Doster, Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, David M Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy, Steven D Townsend
In a previous study, we reported that human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) isolated from five donor milk samples possessed antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity against Streptococcus agalactiae, also known as Group B Streptococcus or GBS. Herein, we present a broader evaluation of the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity by screening HMOs from 14 new donors against three strains of GBS and two of the ESKAPE pathogens of particular interest to child health, Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii...
December 8, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196169/purinergic-system-displays-an-anti-inflammatory-profile-in-serum-of-silver-catfish-experimentally-infected-with-streptococcus-agalactiae-an-attempt-to-ameliorate-the-inflammatory-response
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Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Roberto C V Santos, Bernardo Baldisserotto
The purinergic system is recognized to modulate extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and related nucleotides through the activities of triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase), 5'-nucleotidase, and adenosine deaminase (ADA), thereby playing an essential role in the immunoregulation of inflammatory and immune responses. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate whether the purinergic system can improve the inflammatory response in fish experimentally infected with Streptococcus agalactiae through the modulation of seric NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase and ADA activities...
November 28, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183165/cerebral-mycotic-aneurysms-secondary-to-streptococcus-agalactiae-induced-infective-endocarditis
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Fardad T Afshari, Kumayl Al-Lawati, Swarupsinh Chavda, Stephen Billing, Graham Flint
Subarachnoid and intraparenchymal haemorrhages due to cerebral mycotic aneurysms are rare and associated with high mortality. Streptococcus agalactiae, is a rare cause of endocarditis and there are no reported cases of cerebral mycotic aneurysms secondary to this organism. We report a rare case of streptococcus agalctiae induced intracranial mycotic aneurysm.
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181634/population-structure-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-collected-from-different-hosts-worldwide
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Marina Morach, Roger Stephan, Sarah Schmitt, Christa Ewers, Michael Zschöck, Julian Reyes-Velez, Urs Gilli, María Del Pilar Crespo-Ortiz, Margaret Crumlish, Revathi Gunturu, Claudia A Daubenberger, Margaret Ip, Walter Regli, Sophia Johler
Streptococcus agalactiae is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates and causes severe infections in pregnant women and nonpregnant predisposed adults, in addition to various animal species worldwide. Still, information on the population structure of S. agalactiae and the geographical distribution of different clones is limited. Further data are urgently needed to identify particularly successful clones and obtain insights into possible routes of transmission within one host species and across species borders...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180508/incidence-and-serotype-characterisation-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-a-portuguese-hospital
#13
Ana Mafalda Pinto, Tamegão Aires Pereira, Valquíria Alves, António Araújo, Olga Maria Lage
AIMS: Streptococcus agalactiae, commonly known as group B Streptococcus (GBS), has been recognised as a worldwide causative pathogenic agent of neonatal sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. To better understand the behaviour of S. agalactiae in pregnant women from a hospital from the North of Portugal, retrospective analyses were performed to describe epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics of the isolates obtained. METHODS: Based on laboratorial records and the hospital's patient files, a 6-year retrospective study was performed to analyse S...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177239/genital-infections-and-reproductive-complications-associated-with-trichomonas-vaginalis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-women-of-qom-central-iran
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Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami, Batool Hossein Rashidi, Azam Habibi, Razieh Nazari, Masoumeh Dolati
Background: Trichomonas vaginalis (T.vaginalis) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N.gonorrhoeae) are two most common non-viral sexually transmitted infections in the world. No data are available regarding the epidemiology of genital infections in women of Qom, central Iran. Objective: Epidemiological investigation of sexually transmitted infections in genital specimens of women referred to the referral gynecology hospital in Qom, central Iran. Materials and Methods: Genital swab specimens were collected from women volunteers and used for identification of bacterial and protozoal infections by conventional microbial diagnostics, porA pseudo gene LightCycler® real-time PCR (for N...
June 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164506/enzymatic-production-of-glutathione-coupling-with-an-atp-regeneration-system-based-on-polyphosphate-kinase
#15
Hao Cao, Chengcheng Li, Jing Zhao, Fang Wang, Tianwei Tan, Luo Liu
Glutathione (GSH) is an important reducing agent in the living cells. It is synthesized by a two-step reaction and requires two molecules of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for one molecule GSH. The enzymatic cascade reaction in vitro is a promising approach to achieve a high titer and limit side reactions; although, a cost-effective phosphate donor for ATP regeneration is required. Triphosphate (PolyP(3)), tetraphosphate (PolyP(4)), and hexametaphosphate (PolyP(6)) were investigated in this study. Triphosphate inhibited the bifunctional GSH synthetase (GshF) from Streptococcus agalactiae, while no significant inhibition was observed by adding hexametaphosphate...
November 21, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162546/evaluation-of-probiotic-bacillus-aerius-b81e-isolated-from-healthy-hybrid-catfish-on-growth-disease-resistance-and-innate-immunity-of-pla-mong-pangasius-bocourti
#16
Ratchanu Meidong, Kulwadee Khotchanalekha, Sompong Doolgindachbaporn, Takahiro Nagasawa, Miki Nakao, Kenji Sakai, Saowanit Tongpim
Infectious diseases have been found to be a major cause of mortality in fish hatcheries. Probiotics have been introduced to replace antibiotics commonly used for treatment of bacterial infection in aquaculture. This study was conducted to isolate, screen, and evaluate the probiotic Bacillus spp. for potential use as a feed supplement to enhance fish growth, disease resistance and innate immunity of Pla-mong Pangasius bocourti. Bacillus aerius strain B81e was selectively isolated from the intestine of healthy catfish and chosen based on its probiotic properties both in vitro and in vivo...
November 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162463/bioactivity-of-glycolipopeptide-cell-bound-biosurfactants-against-skin-pathogens
#17
X Vecino, L Rodríguez-López, D Ferreira, J M Cruz, A B Moldes, L R Rodrigues
The antimicrobial and anti-adhesive activities of the cell-bound biosurfactants, produced by Lactobacillus pentosus (PEB), characterized as glycolipopeptide macromolecules, were evaluated against several microorganisms present in the skin microflora, envisaging its potential use as a "natural" ingredient in cosmetic and personal care formulations. Their performance was compared with another cell-bound biosurfactants also characterized as glycolipopeptides produced by Lactobacillus paracasei (PAB). At concentrations of 50mg/mL, the PEB showed an important antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (85% when extracted with phosphate buffer (PB) and 100% when extracted with phosphate buffer saline (PBS)), Streptococcus agalactiae (100% for both extracts), Staphylococcus aureus (67% when extracted with PBS and 100% when extracted with PB), Escherichia coli (72% when extracted with PB and 89% when extracted with PBS), Streptococcus pyogenes (about 85% for both extracts) and Candida albicans (around 70% for both extracts), comparable with that obtained for the PAB...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160197/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-group-b-streptococcus-from-laboratory-long-evans-rats-rattus-norvegicus-with-and-without-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease
#18
Caroline Bodi Winn, Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu, Michael Y Esmail, Yan Feng, JoAnn Dzink-Fox, Lauren Richey, Scott E Perkins, Eric K Nordberg, James G Fox
PURPOSE: Group B Streptococcus (S. agalactiae, GBS) is a Gram-positive opportunistic pathogen that inhabits the respiratory, urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Maternal colonization of GBS is a risk factor for a spectrum of clinical diseases in humans and a principle cause of neonatal meningitis and septicaemia. METHODOLOGY: We describe polymicrobial sepsis including GBS in two gravid adult female Long-Evans rats experiencing acute mortality from a colony of long-term breeding pairs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155939/group-b-streptococcus-activates-transcriptomic-pathways-related-to-premature-birth-in-human-extraplacental-membranes-in-vitro
#19
Hae-Ryung Park, Sean M Harris, Erica Boldenow, Richard C McEachin, Maureen Sartor, Mark Chames, Rita Loch-Caruso
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus, GBS) infection in pregnant women is the leading cause of infectious neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Although inflammation during infection has been associated with preterm birth, the contribution of GBS to preterm birth is less certain. Moreover, the early mechanisms by which GBS interacts with the gestational tissue to affect adverse pregnancy outcomes are poorly understood. We hypothesized that short term GBS inoculation activates pathways related to inflammation and premature birth in human extraplacental membranes...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153171/a-100-year-review-mastitis-detection-management-and-prevention
#20
Pamela L Ruegg
Mastitis is the most frequent disease of dairy cows and has well-recognized detrimental effects on animal wellbeing and dairy farm profitability. Since the beginning of modern dairy farming, producers have sought effective methods to minimize the occurrence of mastitis in their herds. The objective of this paper is to review and highlight important advances in detection, management, and prevention of mastitis that have occurred since the first volume of the Journal of Dairy Science was published in 1917. Initial research efforts were directed at understanding the nature of pathogenic bacteria that were responsible for most intramammary infections...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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