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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315021/clinical-strains-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-carry-two-different-variants-of-pathogenicity-island-xii
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Eugenia Kuleshevich, Joseph Ferretti, Ilda Santos Sanches, Natesan Balasubramanian, Barbara Spellerberg, Androulla Efstratiou, Paula Kriz, Kornelia Grabovskaya, Olga Arjanova, Alevtina Savitcheva, Valentin Shevchenko, Anton Rysev, Alexander Suvorov
Streptococcus agalactiae or Group B streptococci (GBS) are a common cause of serious diseases of newborns and adults. GBS pathogenicity largely depends on genes located on the accessory genome including several pathogenicity islands (PAI). The present paper is focused on the structure and molecular epidemiological analysis of one of the GBS pathogenicity islands-the pathogenicity island PAI XII (Glaser et al. Mol Microbiol 45(6):1499-1513, 2002). This PAI was found to be composed of three different mobile genetic elements: a composite transposon (PAI-C), a genomic islet (PAI-B), and a pathogenicity island associated with gene sspB1 (PAI-A)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300698/antibacterial-screening-of-rumex-species-native-to-the-carpathian-basin-and-bioactivity-guided-isolation-of-compounds-from-rumex-aquaticus
#2
Orsolya Orbán-Gyapai, Erika Liktor-Busa, Norbert Kúsz, Dóra Stefkó, Edit Urbán, Judit Hohmann, Andrea Vasas
Plants belonging to the genus Rumex (family Polygonaceae) are used worldwide in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases caused by different microorganisms (e.g. bacteria-related dermatologic conditions, dysentery and enteritis). The present study focused on the antibacterial screening of Rumex species native to the Carpathian Basin, and isolation of compounds from one of the most efficient species, Rumex aquaticus. The antibacterial effects of n-hexane, chloroform and aqueous fractions of methanol extracts prepared from different parts of 14 Rumex species (R...
March 11, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295891/molecular-serotyping-virulence-gene-profiling-and-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-isolated-from-tilapia-farms-in-thailand-by-multiplex-pcr
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Korntip Kannika, Duangjai Pisuttharachai, Prapansak Srisapoome, Janenuj Wongtavatchai, Hidehiro Kondo, Ikuo Hirono, Sasimanas Unajak, Nontawith Areechon
AIMS: This study aimed to biotype Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from tilapia farms in Thailand based on molecular biotyping methods and to determine the correlation between the serotype and virulence of bacteria. In addition to a biotyping (serotyping) technique based on multiplex PCR of cps genes, in this study, we developed multiplex PCR typing of Group B streptococcus (GBS) virulence genes to examine 3 clusters of virulence genes and their correlation to the pathogenicity of S...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257899/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-mechanisms-and-capsular-serotypes-of-current-invasive-streptococcus-agalactiae-recovered-in-the-united-states
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Benjamin J Metcalf, Sopio Chochua, Robert E Gertz, Paulina A Hawkins, Jessica Ricaldi, Zhongya Li, Hollis Walker, Theresa Tran, Joy Rivers, Saundra Mathis, Delois Jackson, Anita Glennen, Ruth Lynfield, Lesley McGee, Bernard Beall
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate and exploit a whole genome sequence (WGS) bioinformatics pipeline for predicting antimicrobial resistance and capsular serotypes from invasive group B streptococci (iGBS). METHODS: For 1975 iGBS recovered during 2015 from CDC's Active Bacterial Core surveillance, we compared pipeline predictions to broth dilution testing. Fifty-six isolates from earlier surveillance were included for testing β-lactams.. Conventional serotyping was compared to WGS-based assignments for 302 isolates...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256391/molecular-epidemiology-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-isolated-from-mastitis-in-brazilian-dairy-herds
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Glei A Carvalho-Castro, Juliana R Silva, Luciano V Paiva, Dircéia A C Custódio, Rafael O Moreira, Glaucia F Mian, Ingrid A Prado, Antônio Chalfun-Junior, Geraldo M Costa
Streptococcus agalactiae is one of the most common pathogens leading to mastitis in dairy herds worldwide; consequently, the pathogen causes major economic losses for affected farmers. In this study, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), genotypic capsular typing by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and virulence gene detection were performed to address the molecular epidemiology of 59 bovine (mastitis) S. agalactiae isolates from 36 dairy farms located in the largest milk-producing mesoregions in Brazil (Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, and Pernambuco)...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249108/the-zinc-efflux-activator-scza-protects-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-2-d39-from-intracellular-zinc-toxicity
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Julia E Martin, Katherine A Edmonds, Kevin E Bruce, Gregory C Campanello, Bart A Eijkelkamp, Erin B Brazel, Christopher A McDevitt, Malcolm E Winkler, David P Giedroc
Zinc is an essential trace element that serves as a catalytic cofactor in metalloenzymes and a structural element in proteins involved in general metabolism and cellular defenses of pathogenic bacteria. Despite its importance, high zinc levels can impair cellular processes, inhibiting growth of many pathogenic bacteria, including the major respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Zinc intoxication is prevented in S. pneumoniae by expression of the zinc exporter CzcD, whose expression is activated by the novel TetR-family transcriptional zinc-sensing regulator SczA...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246454/molecular-identification-and-histopathological-study-of-natural-streptococcus-agalactiae-infection-in-hybrid-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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A A Laith, Mohd Azmi Ambak, Marina Hassan, Shahreza Md Sheriff, Musa Nadirah, Ahmad Shuhaimi Draman, Wahidah Wahab, Wan Nurhafizah Wan Ibrahim, Alia Syafiqah Aznan, Amina Jabar, Musa Najiah
AIM: The main objective of this study was to emphasize on histopathological examinations and molecular identification of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from natural infections in hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Temerloh Pahang, Malaysia, as well as to determine the susceptibility of the pathogen strains to various currently available antimicrobial agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diseased fishes were observed for variable clinical signs including fin hemorrhages, alterations in behavior associated with erratic swimming, exophthalmia, and mortality...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244330/rapid-identification-of-pathogenic-streptococci-isolated-from-moribund-red-tilapia-oreochromis-spp
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Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mamdouh Y Elgendy, Mohamed Shaalan, Mohamed Moustafa, Masayuki Fujino
Accurate and rapid identification of bacterial pathogens of fish is essential for the effective treatment and speedy control of infections. Massive mortalities in market-sized red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) were noticed in mariculture concrete ponds in northern Egypt. Histopathological examination revealed marked congestion in the central vein of the liver with the presence of bacterial aggregates inside the lumen and in the vicinity of the central vein. A total of 12 isolates of streptococci were obtained from the moribund fish...
March 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231686/evaluation-of-the-amoxicillin-concentrations-in-amniotic-fluid-placenta-umbilical-cord-blood-and-maternal-serum-two-hours-after-intravenous-administration
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OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate amoxicillin concentrations in amniotic fluid, placenta, umbilical cord blood and maternal blood two hours after intravenous administration to assess obstetric and non-obstetric factors that could have influences on the penetration of the antibiotic into the examined tissues and to analyze the sensitivity to amoxicillin of the most common pathogens isolated from the genital tract. METHODS: A total of 35 full-term pregnant women who qualified for elective Caesarean delivery were included in the study...
October 24, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219739/gapa-a-potential-vaccine-candidate-antigen-against-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#10
Ze Zhang, Angen Yu, Jiangfeng Lan, Hua Zhang, Minqiang Hu, Jiewei Cheng, Lijuan Zhao, Li Lin, Shun Wei
Streptococcosis due to the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) has resulted in enormous economic losses in aquaculture worldwide, especially in the tilapia culture industry. Previously, there were limited vaccines that could be employed against streptococcosis in tilapia. This study aimed to develop a vaccine candidate using the glyceraldehyde-phosphate dehydrogenase protein (GapA) of S. agalactiae encoded by the gapA gene. Tilapia were intraperitoneally injected with PBS, PBS + Freund's adjuvant, PBS + Montanide's adjuvant, GapA + Freund's adjuvant, GapA + Montanide's adjuvant, killed S...
February 20, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217556/group-b-streptococcus-induces-neutrophil-recruitment-to-gestational-tissues-and-elaboration-of-extracellular-traps-and-nutritional-immunity
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Vishesh Kothary, Ryan S Doster, Lisa M Rogers, Leslie A Kirk, Kelli L Boyd, Joann Romano-Keeler, Kathryn P Haley, Shannon D Manning, David M Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy
Streptococcus agalactiae, or Group B Streptococcus (GBS), is a gram-positive bacterial pathogen associated with infection during pregnancy and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Infection of the extraplacental membranes surrounding the developing fetus, a condition known as chorioamnionitis, is characterized histopathologically by profound infiltration of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs, neutrophils) and greatly increases the risk for preterm labor, stillbirth, or neonatal GBS infection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191919/lysine-tryptophan-crosslinked-peptides-produced-by-radical-sam-enzymes-in-pathogenic-streptococci
#12
Kelsey R Schramma, Mohammad R Seyedsayamdost
Macrocycles represent a common structural framework in many naturally occurring peptides. Several strategies exist for macrocyclization, and the enzymes that incorporate them are of great interest, as they enhance our repertoire for creating complex molecules. We recently discovered a new peptide cyclization reaction involving a crosslink between the side chains of lysine and tryptophan that is installed by a radical SAM enzyme. Herein, we characterize relatives of this metalloenzyme from the pathogens Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus suis...
March 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184287/of-the-phrensy-an-update-on-the-epidemiology-and-pathogenesis-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-the-pediatric-population
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REVIEW
Andrew Janowski, Jason Newland
In the past century, advances in antibiotics and vaccination have dramatically altered the incidence and clinical outcomes of bacterial meningitis. We review the shifting epidemiology of meningitis in children, including after the implementation of vaccines that target common meningitic pathogens and the introduction of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis offered to mothers colonized with Streptococcus agalactiae. We also discuss what is currently known about the pathogenesis of meningitis. Recent studies of the human microbiome have illustrated dynamic relationships of bacterial and viral populations with the host, which may potentiate the risk of bacterial meningitis...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183773/draft-genome-sequence-of-an-attenuated-streptococcus-agalactiae-strain-isolated-from-the-gut-of-a-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#14
Ze Zhang, Angen Yu, Jiangfeng Lan, Yulei Zhang, Hua Zhang, Yuhui Li, Minqiang Hu, Jiewei Cheng, Shun Wei, Li Lin
Streptococcus agalactiae is a pathogen that causes severe anthropozoonosis within a broad range of hosts from aquatic animals to mammals, including human beings. Here, we describe the draft genome of S. agalactiae HZAUSC001, a low-virulent strain isolated from the gut of a moribund tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in China.
February 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179116/immunogenicity-of-amino-acids-1-150-of-streptococcus-gapc-displayed-on-the-surface-of-escherichia-coli
#15
Baifen Song, Xijing Yang, Hunan Sun, Liquan Yu, Jinzhu Ma, Zhijun Wu, Yudong Cui
Streptococcus is one of the main pathogens that cause bovine mastitis. They includes into S.agalactiae, S.dysgalactiae, and S.uberis. The GapC protein is a virulence factor that is expressed on the surface of Streptococcus species. GapC is highly antigenic and immunization with GapC confers cross-protection against all three species. Our previous data showed that amino acids 1-150 of GapC (GapC1-150) of S. dysgalactiae conferred similar immunoprotection compared to full-length GapC. Thus, the present study aimed to construct a recombinant Escherichia coli XL1-Blue strain that displayed GapC1-150 on its surface, and to investigate the immunogenicity of the surface-localized GapC1-150...
February 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162823/mucosal-vaccination-promotes-clearance-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-vaginal-colonization
#16
Jacqueline A Baker, Emma L Lewis, Leah M Byland, Maryam Bonakdar, Tara M Randis, Adam J Ratner
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants, and colonization of the maternal genital tract is the primary risk factor for newborn infection. Despite the importance of mucosal colonization in GBS pathogenesis, relevant host and bacterial factors are incompletely understood. We investigated the role of humoral immunity in clearance of vaginal colonization in vivo. B-cell-deficient mice or those lacking neonatal Fc-receptor, a mediator of IgG transport to the vaginal mucosa, exhibit prolonged GBS vaginal colonization compared to wild type animals...
March 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162819/development-of-a-single-dose-recombinant-camp-factor-entrapping-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-microspheres-based-vaccine-against-streptococcus-agalactiae
#17
Gang Liu, Jinhua Yin, Herman W Barkema, Liben Chen, Muhammad Shahid, Otto Szenci, Jeroen De Buck, John P Kastelic, Bo Han
Streptococcus agalactiae is an important contagious bovine mastitis pathogen. Although it is well controlled and even eradicated in most Northern European and North American dairy herds, the prevalence of this pathogen remains very high in China. However, research on development of a vaccine against S. agalactiae mastitis is scarce. The aims of the present study were to: (1) develop a single-dose vaccine against S. agalactiae based on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres (MS) encapsulated CAMP factor, a conserved virulent protein encoded by S...
February 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161160/non-culture-based-identification-of-mastitis-causing-bacteria-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#18
Juliana Regina Barreiro, Juliano Leonel Gonçalves, Patrícia Aparecida Campos Braga, Aline Gerato Dibbern, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Marcos Veiga Dos Santos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the detection limit of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for direct identification, without previous microbiological culture, of bovine mastitis-causing bacteria from milk samples. Milk samples (n = 15) were experimentally contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, and Escherichia coli to have bacterial counts ranging from 10(3) to 10(9) cfu/mL...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159446/in-vitro-activity-of-oritavancin-against-gram-positive-pathogens-isolated-in-canadian-hospital-laboratories-from-2011-to-2015
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James A Karlowsky, Andrew J Walkty, Melanie R Baxter, Francis F Arhin, Gregory Moeck, Heather J Adam, George G Zhanel
Gram-positive bacterial pathogens isolated from patient specimens submitted to 15 Canadian hospital laboratories from 2011 to 2015 were tested in the coordinating laboratory for susceptibility to oritavancin and comparative antimicrobial agents using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M07-A10 (2015) broth microdilution method. Oritavancin's in vitro activity was equivalent to, or more potent than, vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, and tigecycline against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (n=2680; oritavancin MIC90, 0...
April 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145487/the-antibacterial-activities-of-aditoprim-and-its-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-swine-streptococcosis
#20
Guyue Cheng, Yamei Xu, Xudong Zhu, Shuyu Xie, Liye Wang, Lingli Huang, Haihong Hao, Zhenli Liu, Yuanhu Pan, Dongmei Chen, Yulian Wang, Zonghui Yuan
Aditoprim (ADP) has potential use as an antimicrobial agent in animals. However, its pharmacodynamic properties have not been systematically studied yet. In this study, the in vitro antibacterial activities of ADP and its main metabolites were assayed, and the in vivo antibacterial efficacy of ADP for the treatment of swine streptococcosis was evaluated. It was shown that Salmonella and Streptococcus from swine, Escherichia coli and Salmonella from chickens, E. coli, Streptococcus, Mannheimia, Pasteurella from calves, Streptococcus and Mannheimia from sheep, and E...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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