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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780362/characterization-and-genomic-study-of-phage-vb_ecos-b2-infecting-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli
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Yue Xu, Xinyan Yu, Yu Gu, Xu Huang, Genyan Liu, Xiaoqiu Liu
The potential of bacteriophage as an alternative antibacterial agent has been reconsidered for control of pathogenic bacteria due to the widespread occurrence of multi-drug resistance bacteria. More and more lytic phages have been isolated recently. In the present study, we isolated a lytic phage named vB_EcoS-B2 from waste water. VB_EcoS-B2 has an icosahedral symmetry head and a long tail without a contractile sheath, indicating that it belongs to the family Siphoviridae . The complete genome of vB_EcoS-B2 is composed of a circular double stranded DNA of 44,283 bp in length, with 54...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777836/phage-therapy-against-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-lung-infection-in-a-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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N Hoyle, P Zhvaniya, N Balarjishvili, D Bolkvadze, L Nadareishvili, D Nizharadze, J Wittmann, C Rohde, M Kutateladze
Respiratory infections can lead to serious complications in CF patients, especially when infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Alternative treatments for these infections are being sought out to help address this problem. We present a clinical case of a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient, with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Achromobacter xylosoxidans chronic lung infection who was successfully managed with bacteriophage therapy.
May 16, 2018: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773172/seleno-l-methionine-and-l-ascorbic-acid-differentiate-the-biological-activity-of-doxorubicin-and-its-metal-complexes-as-a-new-anticancer-drugs-candidate
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Marzena Matejczyk, Grzegorz Świderski, Renata Świsłocka, Stanisław Józef Rosochacki, Włodzimierz Lewandowski
The most important problems of anti-cancer therapy include the toxicity of the drugs applied to healthy cells and the multi-drug cells resistance to chemotherapeutics. One of the most commonly used anticancer drugs is doxorubicin (DOX) used to treat certain leukemias and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, as well as bladder, breast, stomach, lung, ovarian, thyroid, multiple myeloma and other cancers. Preliminary studies showed that metal complex with DOX improve its cytostatic activity with changes in their molecular structure and distribution of electrons, resulting in a substantial change of its biological activity (including antitumor activity)...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770699/lysine-succinylation-and-acetylation-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Charlotte Gaviard, Isabelle Broutin, Pascal Cosette, Emmanuelle De, Thierry Jouenne, Julie Hardouin
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Multi-Drug Resistant human opportunistic pathogen largely involved in nosocomial infections. Unfortunately, effective antibacterial agents lacked. Explore its physiology at the post-translational modifications (PTMs) level may contribute to the renewal of combat tactics. Recently, lysine succinylation was discovered in bacteria and seems to be an interesting PTM. Here, we present the first succinylome and acetylome of P. aeruginosa PA14 cultured in the presence of 4 different carbon sources, using a two-dimensional immunoaffinity approach coupled with nano-liquid chromatograpy tandem mass spectrometry...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767993/multi-metallic-microparticles-increase-the-potency-of-rifampicin-against-intracellular-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Timothy Ellis, Michele Chiappi, Andres Garcia-Trenco, Maryam Al-Ejji, Srijata Sarkar, Theoni K Georgiou, Milo Sebastian Peter Shaffer, Teresa D Tetley, Stephan Schwander, Mary P Ryan, Alexandra E Porter
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) has the extraordinary ability to adapt to the administration of antibiotics through the development of resistance mechanisms. By rapidly exporting drugs from within the cytosol, these pathogenic bacteria diminish antibiotic potency and drive the presentation of drug tolerant tuberculosis (TB). The membrane integrity of M.tb is pivotal in retaining these drug-resistant traits. Silver (Ag) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) are established antimicrobial agents that effectively compromise membrane stability, giving rise to increased bacterial permeability to antibiotics...
May 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767712/limited-influence-of-hospital-wastewater-on-the-microbiome-and-resistome-of-wastewater-in-a-community-sewerage-system
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Elena Buelow, Jumamurat R Bayjanov, Eline Majoor, Rob J L Willems, Marc J M Bonten, Heike Schmitt, Willem van Schaik
Effluents from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been proposed to act as point sources of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. Hospital sewage may contribute to the spread of ARB and ARGs as it contains the feces and urine of hospitalized patients, who are more frequently colonized with multi-drug resistant bacteria than the general population. However, whether hospital sewage noticeably contributes to the quantity and diversity of ARGs in the general sewerage system has not yet been determined...
May 14, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767296/evaluating-the-antimicrobial-apoptotic-and-cancer-cell-gene-delivery-properties-of-protein-capped-gold-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-the-edible-mycorrhizal-fungus-tricholoma-crassum
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Arpita Basu, Sarmishtha Ray, Supriyo Chowdhury, Arnab Sarkar, Deba Prasad Mandal, Shamee Bhattacharjee, Surekha Kundu
Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles of distinct geometric shapes with highly functional protein coats without additional capping steps is rarely reported. This study describes green synthesis of protein-coated gold nanoparticles for the first time from the edible, mycorrhizal fungus Tricholoma crassum (Berk.) Sacc. The nanoparticles were of the size range 5-25 nm and of different shapes. Spectroscopic analysis showed red shift of the absorption maxima with longer reaction period during production and blue shift with increase in pH...
May 16, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751127/temporal-trends-and-patterns-in-antimicrobial-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-implicated-in-intensive-care-unit-acquired-infections-a-cohort-based-surveillance-study-in-istanbul-turkey
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Bulent Durdu, Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Andrew C K Lee, Perihan Torun, Ismail N Hakyemez, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed trends and patterns in antimicrobial resistant intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS: Bacterial culture and antibiotic susceptibility data were collected for all GNB causing nosocomial infections in five adult ICUs of a large university hospital during 2012-2015. Multi-resistance patterns were categorised as multidrug (MDR), extensively-drug (XDR) and pandrug (PDR)-resistance...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746496/pharyngeal-colonization-and-drug-resistance-profiles-of-morraxella-catarrrhalis-streptococcus-pneumoniae-staphylococcus-aureus-and-haemophilus-influenzae-among-hiv-infected-children-attending-art-clinic-of-felegehiwot-referral-hospital-ethiopia
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Wondemagegn Mulu, Endalew Yizengaw, Megbaru Alemu, Daniel Mekonnen, Derese Hailu, Kassaw Ketemaw, Bayeh Abera, Mulugeta Kibret
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic pharyngeal colonization by potential bacteria is the primary reservoir for bacterial species within a population and is considered a prerequisite for development of major childhood diseases such as sinusitis, otitis media, pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis. However, there is dearth of data on the colonization and drug resistance pattern of the main bacterial pathogens in the pharynx of HIV infected children in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study determined the pharyngeal colonization and drug resistance profile of bacterial pathogens in HIV infected children attending ART clinic of Felegehiwot Referral Hospital (FHRH), Amhara Region, Ethiopia...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746491/emergence-and-selection-of-isoniazid-and-rifampin-resistance-in-tuberculosis-granulomas
#10
Elsje Pienaar, Jennifer J Linderman, Denise E Kirschner
Drug resistant tuberculosis is increasing world-wide. Resistance against isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF), or both (multi-drug resistant TB, MDR-TB) is of particular concern, since INH and RIF form part of the standard regimen for TB disease. While it is known that suboptimal treatment can lead to resistance, it remains unclear how host immune responses and antibiotic dynamics within granulomas (sites of infection) affect emergence and selection of drug-resistant bacteria. We take a systems pharmacology approach to explore resistance dynamics within granulomas...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740793/immune-checkpoint-receptors-homeostatic-regulators-of-immunity
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Antonio Riva, Shilpa Chokshi
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is an escalating global problem accounting for more than 3 million deaths annually. Bacterial infections are diagnosed in 25-47% of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and represent the most important trigger for acute decompensation, multi-organ failure, septic shock and death. Current guidelines recommend intensive antibiotic therapy, but this has led to the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. As such, there is a pressing need to explore new paradigms for anti-infective therapy and host-directed immunomodulatory therapies are a promising approach...
May 8, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740005/nitrothiophene-carboxamides-a-novel-narrow-spectrum-antibacterial-series-mechanism-of-action-and-efficacy
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Shahul Hameed P, Nagakumar Bharatham, Nainesh Katagihallimath, Sreevalli Sharma, Radha Nandishaiah, Anirudh P Shanbhag, Teby Thomas, Riya Narjari, Maitrayee Sarma, Purnendu Bhowmik, Prakruthi Amar, Rajani Ravishankar, Ramesh Jayaraman, Kubendran Muthan, Ramesh Subbiah, Vasanthi Ramachandran, V Balasubramanian, Santanu Datta
The mechanism of efflux is a tour-de-force in the bacterial armoury that has thwarted the development of novel antibiotics. We report the discovery of a novel chemical series with potent antibacterial properties that was engineered to overcome efflux liability. Compounds liable to efflux specifically via the Resistance Nodulation and cell Division (RND) pump, AcrAB-TolC were chosen for a hit to lead progression. Using structure-based design, the compounds were optimised to lose their binding to the efflux pump, thereby making them potent on wild-type bacteria...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733508/fast-rapid-determinations-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-phenotypes-using-label-free-cytometry
#13
Tzu-Hsueh Huang, Yih-Ling Tzeng, Robert M Dickson
Sepsis, a life-threatening immune response to blood infections (bacteremia), has a ∼30% mortality rate and is the 10th leading cause of US hospital deaths. The typical bacterial loads in adult septic patients are ≤100 bacterial cells (colony forming units, CFU) per ml blood, while pediatric patients exhibit only ∼1000 CFU/ml. Due to the low numbers, bacteria must be propagated through ∼24-hours blood cultures to generate sufficient CFUs for diagnosis and further analyses. Herein, we demonstrate that, unlike other rapid post-blood culture antibiotic susceptibility tests (ASTs), our phenotypic approach can drastically accelerate ASTs for the most common sepsis-causing gram-negative pathogens by circumventing long blood culture-based amplification...
May 7, 2018: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727185/discovery-and-optimization-of-indolyl-containing-4-hydroxy-2-pyridone-type-ii-dna-topoisomerase-inhibitors-active-against-multi-drug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Aleksey I Gerasyuto, Michael A Arnold, Jiashi Wang, Guangming Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Sean Smith, Matthew G Woll, John Baird, Nanjing Zhang, Neil G Almstead, Jana Narasimhan, Srinivasa Peddi, Melissa Dumble, Josephine Sheedy, Marla Weetall, Arthur A Branstrom, J V N Prasad, Gary M Karp
There exists an urgent medical need to identify new chemical entities (NCEs) targeting multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infections, particularly those caused by Gram-negative pathogens. 4-Hydroxy-2-pyridones represent a novel class of non-fluoroquinolone inhibitors of bacterial type II topoisomerases active against MDR Gram-negative bacteria. Herein we report on the discovery and structure-activity relationships of a series of fused indolyl-containing 4-hydroxy-2-pyridones with improved in vitro antibacterial activity against fluoroquinolone resistant strains...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720673/spectrum-of-antibacterial-activity-and-mode-of-action-of-a-novel-tris-stilbene-bacteriostatic-compound
#15
Nikki Y T Man, Daniel R Knight, Scott G Stewart, Allan J McKinley, Thomas V Riley, Katherine A Hammer
The spectrum of activity and mode of action of a novel antibacterial agent, 135C, was investigated using a range of microbiological and genomic approaches. Compound 135C was active against Gram-positive bacteria with MICs for Staphylococcus aureus ranging from 0.12-0.5 μg/ml. It was largely inactive against Gram-negative bacteria. The compound showed bacteriostatic activity in time-kill studies and did not elicit bacterial cell leakage or cell lysis. Checkerboard assays showed no synergy or antagonism when 135C was combined with a range of other antibacterials...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716961/whole-genome-sequence-and-comparative-genomics-analysis-of-multi-drug-resistant-environmental-staphylococcus-epidermidis-st59
#16
Zhen Xu, Raju Misra, Dorota Jamrozy, Gavin K Paterson, Ronald R Cutler, Mark A Holmes, Saheer Gharbia, Hermine V Mkrtchyan
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major opportunistic pathogen primarily recovered from device-associated healthcare associated infections (DA-HAIs). Although S. epidermidis and other coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are less virulent than Staphylococcus aureus , these bacteria are an important reservoir of antimicrobial resistance genes and resistance-associated mobile genetic elements that can be transferred between staphylococcal species. We report a whole genome sequence of a multidrug resistant S...
April 30, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712662/emergence-of-high-level-colistin-resistance-in-an-acinetobacter-baumannii-clinical-isolate-mediated-by-inactivation-of-the-global-regulator-h-ns
#17
Deanna Deveson Lucas, Bethany Crane, Amy Wright, Mei-Ling Han, Jennifer Moffatt, Dieter Bulach, Simon L Gladman, David Powell, Jesus Aranda, Torsten Seemann, Diana Machado, Teresa Pacheco, Teresa Marques, Miguel Viveiros, Roger Nation, Jian Li, Marina Harper, John D Boyce
Colistin is a crucial last-line drug used for the treatment of life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant strains of the Gram-negative bacteria, Acinetobacter baumannii However, colistin-resistant A. baumannii isolates can be isolated following failed colistin therapy. Resistance is most often mediated by the addition of phosphoethanolamine (pEtN) to lipid A by PmrC, following missense mutations in the pmrCAB operon encoding PmrC and the two-component signal transduction system PmrA/PmrB. We recovered a pair of A...
April 30, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709445/predominant-bacteria-and-patterns-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-in-urinary-tract-infection-in-children-with-spina-bifida
#18
Tara K Ortiz, Nermarie Velazquez, Laura Ding, Jonathan C Routh, John S Wiener, Patrick C Seed, Sherry S Ross
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection is more common in children with spina bifida (SB) than neurologically intact children, and Escherichiacoli is the most common urinary pathogen in the general pediatric population. Less is known of the pathogens responsible for urinary tract infections (UTI) in the pediatric SB population or their evolving antimicrobial resistance patterns. The goal of this study is to determine the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of SB-associated urinary pathogens...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705666/the-pre-assembled-state-of-magainin-2-lysine-linked-dimer-determines-its-enhanced-antimicrobial-activity
#19
Esteban N Lorenzón, Thatyane M Nobre, Luciano Caseli, Eduardo M Cilli, Gabriel C A da Hora, Thereza A Soares, Osvaldo N Oliveira
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are alternatives to conventional antibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacteria with low potential for developing microbial resistance. The design of such molecules requires understanding of the mechanisms of action, particularly the interaction with bacteria cell membranes. In this work, we determine the mechanism responsible for the higher activity against Escherichia coli of the C-terminal lysine dimer of magainin 2, (MG2)2 K, in comparison to the monomeric peptide magainin 2 (MG2)...
April 20, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704774/efficacy-of-hle-a-multidrug-efflux-pump-inhibitor-as-a-disinfectant-against-surface-bacteria
#20
Hikmate Abriouel, Leyre Lavilla Lerma, Beatriz Pérez Montoro, Esther Alonso, Charles W Knapp, Natacha Caballero Gómez, Antonio Gálvez, Nabil Benomar
We evaluated the efficacy of a new disinfectant product, HLE, to inhibit multiple species of planktonic and biofilm bacterial cultures. The HLE disinfectant comprised of EDTA, lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, and our data indicated that the disinfectant had effective antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activity even at low concentrations (0.15% to 0.4% HLE, v/v). Furthermore, the HLE disinfectant destabilized biofilm structures eradicated them due to the synergistic effect of EDTA and both antimicrobials (lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide), as revealed by confocal laser scanning microscopy...
April 25, 2018: Environmental Research
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