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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
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REVIEW
Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633864/perinatal-group-b-streptococcal-infections-virulence-factors-immunity-and-prevention-strategies
#2
REVIEW
Jay Vornhagen, Kristina M Adams Waldorf, Lakshmi Rajagopal
Group B streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae is a β-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacterium that is a leading cause of neonatal infections. GBS commonly colonizes the lower gastrointestinal and genital tracts and, during pregnancy, neonates are at risk of infection. Although intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis during labor and delivery has decreased the incidence of early-onset neonatal infection, these measures do not prevent ascending infection that can occur earlier in pregnancy leading to preterm births, stillbirths, or late-onset neonatal infections...
June 17, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622857/streptococcus-suis-serotype-9-strain-gz0565-contains-a-type-vii-secretion-system-putative-substrate-esxa-that-contributes-to-bacterial-virulence-and-a-vanz-like-gene-that-confers-resistance-to-teicoplanin-and-dalbavancin-in-streptococcus-agalactiae
#3
Liying Lai, Jiao Dai, Huanyu Tang, Shouming Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Wancen Qiu, Chengping Lu, Huochun Yao, Hongjie Fan, Zongfu Wu
Streptococcus suis (SS), an important pathogen for pigs, is not only considered as a zoonotic agent for humans, but is also recognized as a major reservoir of antimicrobial resistance contributing to the spread of resistance genes to other pathogenic Streptococcus species. In addition to serotype 2 (SS2), serotype 9 (SS9) is another prevalent serotype isolated from diseased pigs. Although many SS strains have been sequenced, the complete genome of a non-SS2 virulent strain has been unavailable to date. Here, we report the complete genome of GZ0565, a virulent strain of SS9, isolated from a pig with meningitis...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606365/estimate-of-the-economic-impact-of-mastitis-a-case-study-in-a-holstein-dairy-herd-under-tropical-conditions
#4
Juliana L B Guimarães, Maria A V P Brito, Carla C Lange, Márcio R Silva, João B Ribeiro, Letícia C Mendonça, Juliana F M Mendonça, Guilherme N Souza
The aim of this study was to estimate the economic impact of mastitis at the herd level and the weight (percent) of the components of this impact in a Holstein dairy herd under tropical conditions. Three estimates of the economic impact of mastitis were performed. In estimates 1 and 2 the real production and economic indices from February 2011 to January 2012 were considered. In the estimate 1, indices for mastitis classified as ideal were considered, whereas in the estimate 2, the mastitis indices used were those recorded at the farm and at Holstein Cattle Association of Minas Gerais State database (real indices)...
July 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602737/identification-and-characterization-of-a-mannose-binding-lectin-from-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#5
Liangliang Mu, Xiaoxue Yin, Jing Liu, Liting Wu, Xia Bian, Yuhong Wang, Jianmin Ye
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a pattern recognition protein that plays an important role in innate immunity capable of activating the lectin pathway of the complement system. In this study, a MBL homologue (OnMBL) was identified from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and characterized at expression and agglutination functional levels. The open reading frame of OnMBL is 687 bp of nucleotide sequence encoding polypeptides of 228 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence is highly homology to teleost and similar to mammalian MBL, containing a canonical collagen-like region, a carbohydrate recognition domain and a neck region...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602734/molecular-characterization-and-gene-expression-of-cathepsin-l-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#6
Fu-Rui Liang, Yue-Hui Hong, Cong-Cong Ye, Hailin Deng, Jian-Ping Yuan, Yun-Fang Hao, Jiang-Hai Wang
Cathepsin L (CatL) has been widely known for its involvement in the innate immunity. However, it still remains poorly understand how CatL modulates the immune system of teleosts. Moreover, the CatL of Nile tilapia (NtCatL) has not been cloned or characterized. In this study, the gene encoding NtCatL was cloned, and was characterized by bioinformatics analysis, heterologous expression and protease activity assay. The coding sequence of NtCatL is 1017 bp in length and encodes 338 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular weight of 38...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602733/efficacy-of-viable-bacillus-pumilus-isolated-from-farmed-fish-on-immune-responses-and-increased-disease-resistance-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-laboratory-and-on-farm-trials
#7
Prapansak Srisapoome, Nonthawit Areechon
Applications of viable Bacillus pumilus AQAHBS01 isolated from Nile tilapia farms as probiotics were studied in both laboratory and farm conditions. In the laboratory, feeding fish (approximately 50 g) with feed containing viable B. pumilus at concentrations of 1 × 10(7)-10(9) colony forming units (CFU)/kg elevated fish immune responses, as indicated by their phagocytic activity and superoxide anion levels, and led to more effective disease resistance against Streptococcus agalactiae. However, when these concentrations were applied to Nile tilapia cultures growing in cage culture systems, only B...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601455/within-herd-prevalence-of-intramammary-infection-caused-by-mycoplasma-bovis-and-associations-between-cow-udder-health-milk-yield-and-composition
#8
Anri A E Timonen, Jørgen Katholm, Anders Petersen, Kerli Mõtus, Piret Kalmus
Subclinical mastitis is one of the major health problems in dairy herds due to decreased milk production and reduced milk quality. The aim of this study was to examine the within-herd prevalence of subclinical intramammary infection caused by Mycoplasma bovis and to evaluate associations between M. bovis and cow daily milk yield, udder health, and milk composition. Individual cow composite milk samples (n = 522) were collected from all lactating dairy cows in 1 Estonian dairy farm in November 2014. Daily milk yield, days in milk, and parity were recorded...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601447/phenotypic-and-genotypic-antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-streptococcus-spp-isolated-from-cases-of-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cattle-in-poland
#9
E Kaczorek, J Małaczewska, R Wójcik, W Rękawek, A K Siwicki
Mastitis of dairy cattle is one of the most frequently diagnosed diseases worldwide. The main etiological agents of mastitis are bacteria of the genus Streptococcus spp., in which several antibiotic resistance mechanisms have been identified. However, detailed studies addressing this problem have not been conducted in north-eastern Poland. Therefore, the aim of our study was to analyze, on phenotypic and genotypic levels, the antibiotic resistance pattern of Streptococcus spp. isolated from clinical cases of mastitis from dairy cattle in this region of Poland...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600854/impact-of-intramammary-tilmicosin-infusion-as-a-dry-cow-therapy
#10
M Mohammadsadegh
Three hundred subclinically infected quarters of 259 Holstein cows infected with gram-positive bacteria were selected via quota sampling based on the California Mastitis Test (CMT) result and were divided randomly and equally into treatment and test groups. Quarters of test group (n = 150 in 128 cows) were treated with an intramammary infusion of tilmicosin, and quarters of the control group (n = 150 in 131 cows) were treated with cloxacillin as a traditional intramammary infusion of dry cow (DC) ointment...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592578/bacterial-meningitis-in-finland-1995-2014-a-population-based-observational-study
#11
Aleksandra Polkowska, Maija Toropainen, Jukka Ollgren, Outi Lyytikäinen, J Pekka Nuorti
OBJECTIVES: Bacterial meningitis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Its epidemiological characteristics, however, are changing due to new vaccines and secular trends. Conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae (10-valent) were introduced in 1986 and 2010 in Finland. We assessed the disease burden and long-term trends of five common causes of bacterial meningitis in a population-based observational study. METHODS: A case was defined as isolation of S...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578127/effects-of-cordyceps-militaris-spent-mushroom-substrate-on-mucosal-and-serum-immune-parameters-disease-resistance-and-growth-performance-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#12
Hien Van Doan, Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Wanaporn Tapingkae, Chanagun Chitmanat, Supamit Mekchay
The aim of present study was determination effects of dietary administration of C. militaris spent mushroom substrate (SMS) on mucosal and serum immune parameters, disease resistance, and growth performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Two hundred twenty five fish of similar weight (37.28 ± 0.10 g) were assigned to the following diets [0 (T1- Control), 5 (T2), 10 (T3), 20 (T4) and 40 g kg(-1) (T5) SMS]. After 60 days of feeding trial, growth performance, skin mucus lysozyme and peroxidase activities as well as serum innate immune were measured...
May 31, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571573/comparison-of-molecular-serotyping-approaches-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-from-genomic-sequences
#13
Georgia Kapatai, Darshana Patel, Androulla Efstratiou, Victoria J Chalker
BACKGROUND: Group B streptococcus (GBS) capsular polysaccharide is one of the major virulence factors underlying invasive GBS disease and a component of forthcoming vaccines. Serotype classification of GBS is based on the capsule polysaccharide of which ten variants are known to exist (Ia, Ib, II-IX). Current methods for GBS serotype assignment rely on latex agglutination or PCR while more recently a whole genome sequencing method was reported. In this study, three distinct algorithms for serotype assignment from genomic data were assessed using a panel of 790 clinical isolates...
June 1, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570820/human-milk-oligosaccharides-exhibit-antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-properties-against-group-b-streptococcus
#14
Dorothy L Ackerman, Ryan S Doster, Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, David Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy, Steven D Townsend
Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) is a Gram-positive bacterial pathogen that causes invasive infections of both children and adults. During pregnancy, GBS is a significant cause of infection of the fetal membranes (chorioamnionitis), which can lead to intra-amniotic infection, preterm birth, stillbirth, and neonatal sepsis. Recently, breastfeeding has been thought to represent a potential mode of GBS transmission from mother to newborn, which might increase the risk for late-onset sepsis...
June 1, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544844/image-of-the-month-concomitant-tricuspid-and-mitral-native-valve-infective-endocarditis
#15
Su-Jin Jeong, Sang-Hoon Seol, Pil Sang Song
A 33-year-old immunocompetent man was admitted to the authors' hospital with a one-month duration of fevers, chills, and non-productive coughs, and suddenonset weakness and ischemic pain of both lower extremities. Physical examination revealed crepitating rales heard over bilateral lung fields. On auscultation, a grade 2~3/6 systolic murmur was heard over the leftlower sternal border and apical area. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a mobile mass on the tricuspid valve compatible with vegetation, in addition to concomitant mitral valve vegetation (Video 1)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532793/streptococcus-agalactiae-in-elephants-a-comparative-study-with-isolates-from-human-and-zoo-animal-and-livestock-origin
#16
Tobias Eisenberg, Jörg Rau, Uta Westerhüs, Tobias Knauf-Witzens, Ahmad Fawzy, Karen Schlez, Michael Zschöck, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Carsten Heydel, Reinhard Sting, Stefanie P Glaeser, Dipen Pulami, Mark van der Linden, Christa Ewers
Streptococcus (S.) agalactiae represents a significant pathogen for humans and animals. However, there are only a few elderly reports on S. agalactiae infections in wild and zoo elephants even though this pathogen has been isolated comparatively frequently in these endangered animal species. Consequently, between 2004 and 2015, we collected S. agalactiae isolates from African and Asian elephants (n=23) living in four different zoos in Germany. These isolates were characterised and compared with isolates from other animal species (n=20 isolates) and humans (n=3)...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529026/the-use-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-for-rapid-bacterial-identification-in-patients-with-smear-positive-bacterial-meningitis
#17
Boaz Bishop, Yuval Geffen, Adi Plaut, Ola Kassis, Roni Bitterman, Mical Paul, Ami Neuberger
OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) in rapid identification of bacteria from smear-positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a cohort of patients with meningitis. METHODS: Single-center observational study, including adults and children with community-acquired or postneurosurgical bacterial meningitis. Meningitis was defined using established criteria. CSF samples that had a positive CSF Gram stain were directly examined by MALDI-TOF-MS...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526572/comprehensive-evaluation-of-immunomodulation-by-moderate-hypoxia-in-s-%C3%A2-agalactiae-vaccinated-nile-tilapia
#18
Sanchala Gallage, Takayuki Katagiri, Masato Endo, Masashi Maita
Streptococcus agalactiae is a major bacterial pathogen in tilapia aquaculture. Vaccines are known to provide protection but S. agalactiae clearance in tilapia can be reduced by marginal environmental conditions. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine S. agalactiae clearance in vaccinated Nile tilapia under moderate hypoxic (55± 5% DO) and normoxic (85 ± 5%DO) conditions. Fish were acclimatized to either moderate hypoxia or normoxia and immunized with formalin-inactivated S. agalactiae. Fish were experimentally challenged with S...
May 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504863/diagnostic-accuracy-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-intrapartum-detection-of-group-b-streptococcus-colonization
#19
Rikke Bek Helmig, Jan Berg Gertsen
Many pregnant women are treated with antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of group B Streptococcus (GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae) to their baby during the passage of the birth canal, and thus reducing the risk of serious infection of the newborn. Methods for intrapartum testing for GBS has been introduced to select women for whom intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis should be offered. For such an intrapartum test to be useful in clinical practice, it has to be specific as well as sensitive. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the accuracy of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay compared to an optimized culture method for GBS MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period from 12...
May 15, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499213/effect-of-excoecaria-agallocha-on-non-specific-immune-responses-and-disease-resistance-of-oreochromis-niloticus-against-streptococcus-agalactiae
#20
A A Laith, A G Mazlan, A W Effendy, M A Ambak, W W I Nurhafizah, A S Alia, A Jabar, M Najiah
The current study was designed to evaluate the effects of Excoecaria agallocha leaf extracts on immune mechanisms and resistance of tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, after challenge with Streptococcus agalactiae. Fish were divided into 6 groups; groups 1-5 fed with E. agallocha leaf extracts at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50mgkg(-1) level, respectively. Group 6 were fed without extract addition and acted as control. E. agallocha extracts were administered as feed supplement in fish diet for 28days and the hematological, immunological, and growth performance studies were conducted...
May 4, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
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