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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134109/erratum-author-correction-norgestimate-inhibits-staphylococcal-biofilm-formation-and-resensitizes-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-to-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics
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Yutaka Yoshii, Ken-Ichi Okuda, Satomi Yamada, Mari Nagakura, Shinya Sugimoto, Tetsuo Nagano, Takayoshi Okabe, Hirotatsu Kojima, Takeo Iwamoto, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Yoshimitsu Mizunoe
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/s41522-017-0026-1.].
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098937/inhibitory-effects-of-food-additives-derived-from-polyphenols-on-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-production-and-biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-aureus
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Yuko Shimamura, Chikako Hirai, Yuka Sugiyama, Masaharu Shibata, Junya Ozaki, Masatsune Murata, Norio Ohashi, Shuichi Masuda
In this study, we examined the inhibitory effects of 14 food additives derived from polyphenol samples on staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) production and biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus. Tannic acid AL (TA), Purephenon 50 W (PP) and Polyphenon 70A (POP) at 0.25 mg/mL and Gravinol®-N (GN), Blackcurrant polyphenol AC10 (BP), and Resveratrol-P5 (RT) at 1.0 mg/mL significantly decreased SEA production by S. aureus C-29 (p < 0.05). TA, GN, BP, and RT significantly inhibited the expression of the sea gene in S...
November 3, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092996/the-levels-of-vancomycin-in-the-blood-and-the-wound-after-the-local-treatment-of-bone-and-soft-tissue-infection-with-antibiotic-loaded-calcium-sulphate-as-carrier-material
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P Wahl, M Guidi, E Benninger, K Rönn, E Gautier, T Buclin, J-L Magnin, F Livio
AIMS: Calcium sulphate (CaSO4) is a resorbable material that can be used simultaneously as filler of a dead space and as a carrier for the local application of antibiotics. Our aim was to describe the systemic exposure and the wound fluid concentrations of vancomycin in patients treated with vancomycin-loaded CaSO4 as an adjunct to the routine therapy of bone and joint infections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 680 post-operative blood and 233 wound fluid samples were available for analysis from 94 implantations performed in 87 patients for various infective indications...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075100/biodegradable-rifampicin-releasing-coating-of-surgical-meshes-for-the-prevention-of-bacterial-infections
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Jochen Reinbold, Teresa Hierlemann, Lukas Urich, Ann-Kristin Uhde, Ingrid Müller, Tobias Weindl, Ulrich Vogel, Christian Schlensak, Hans Peter Wendel, Stefanie Krajewski
Polypropylene mesh implants are routinely used to repair abdominal wall defects or incisional hernia. However, complications associated with mesh implantation, such as mesh-related infections, can cause serious problems and may require complete surgical removal. Hence, the aim of the present study was the development of a safe and efficient coating to reduce postoperative mesh infections. Biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide acid) microspheres loaded with rifampicin as an antibacterial agent were prepared through single emulsion evaporation method...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063212/staphylococcal-biofilms-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Tammy Gonzalez, Jocelyn M Biagini Myers, Andrew B Herr, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disorder that is a major public health burden worldwide. AD lesions are often colonized by Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. An important aspect of Staphylococcus spp. is their propensity to form biofilms, adhesive surface-attached colonies that become highly resistant to antibiotics and immune responses, and recent studies have found that clinical isolates colonizing AD skin are often biofilm-positive...
October 23, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062489/staphylococcus-aureus-interaction-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-enhances-tobramycin-resistance
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T Beaudoin, Y C W Yau, P J Stapleton, Y Gong, P W Wang, D S Guttman, V Waters
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant threat to the treatment of infectious disease. Multiple mechanisms of resistance to different classes of antibiotics have been identified and well-studied. However, these mechanisms are studied with bacteria in isolation, whereas often, infections have a polymicrobial basis. Using a biofilm slide chamber model, we visualized the formation and development of clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in the presence of secreted Staphylococcus aureus exoproducts, two bacteria that commonly co-infect pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025325/versatility-of-targeted-antibiotic-loaded-gold-nanoconstructs-for-the-treatment-of-biofilm-associated-bacterial-infections
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Daniel G Meeker, Tengjiao Wang, Walter N Harrington, Vladimir P Zharov, Sarah A Johnson, Samir V Jenkins, Stephanie E Oyibo, Christopher M Walker, Weston B Mills, Mark E Shirtliff, Karen E Beenken, Jingyi Chen, Mark S Smeltzer
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that a photoactivatable therapeutic approach employing antibiotic-loaded, antibody-conjugated, polydopamine (PDA)-coated gold nanocages (AuNCs) could be used for the synergistic killing of bacterial cells within a biofilm. The approach was validated with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus using an antibody specific for staphylococcal protein A (Spa) and an antibiotic (daptomycin) active against Gram-positive cocci including methicillin-resistant S...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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/28915875/plectranthus-amboinicus-essential-oil-and-carvacrol-bioactive-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-of-oxacillin-and-vancomycin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Sara Edwirgens Costa Benício Vasconcelos, Hider Machado Melo, Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante, Francisco Eduardo Aragão Catunda Júnior, Mário Geraldo de Carvalho, Francisca Gleire Rodrigues Menezes, Oscarina Viana de Sousa, Renata Albuquerque Costa
BACKGROUND: The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worldwide concern and in order to find an alternative to this problem, the occurrence of antimicrobial compounds in Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil was investigated. Thus, this study aims to determine susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from food to antibiotics, P. amboinicus essential oil (PAEO) and carvacrol. METHODS: Leaves and stem of P. amboinicus were used for extraction of essential oil (PAEO) by hydrodistillation technique and EO chemical analysis was performed by gas chromatography coupled to a mass spectrometer...
September 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887200/purification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-anti-staphylococcal-peptide-asp-1-from-bacillus-sp-urid-12-1
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Ajay Ghosh Chalasani, Utpal Roy, Sushma Nema
A strong anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) peptide (ASP-1) from the Bacillus subtilis URID 12.1 strain that is active against cefoxitin- and methicillin-resistant clinical isolates was purified to homogeneity by solvent extraction, silica gel-based adsorption chromatography and reversed phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography. The peptide sequence of ASP-1 as determined by MALDI-TOF/MS and ESI-FTICR MS was acetylated Phe-Thr-Ala-Val-Dhb-Phe-Ile/Leu. The peptide was further analyzed by alkaline hydrolysis, ESI-Q-TOF-MS and an ion mobility assay, which detected the presence of a lactone ring in the intact peptide and a cyclic nature, subsequently revealing the peptide sequence as acPhe-Thr-Val-Ala-Dhb-Phe-Ile/Leu...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878860/draft-genome-sequences-of-two-opportunistic-pathogenic-strains-of-staphylococcus-cohnii-isolated-from-human-patients
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Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán, José F Garcia-Mazcorro, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Paola Bocanegra-Ibarias, Héctor J Maldonado-Garza, Scot E Dowd, Elvira Garza-González
Herein, we report the draft-genome sequences and annotation of two opportunistic pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus cohnii isolated from humans. One strain (SC-57) was isolated from blood from a male patient in May 2006 and the other (SC-532) from a catheter from a male patient in June 2006. Similar to other genomes of Staphylococcus species, most genes (42%) of both strains are involved in metabolism of amino acids and derivatives, carbohydrates and proteins. Eighty (4%) genes are involved in virulence, disease, and defense and both species show phenotypic low biofilm production and evidence of increased antibiotic resistance associated to biofilm production...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868925/structural-changes-in-s-epidermidis-biofilms-after-transmission-between-stainless-steel-surfaces
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Niar Gusnaniar, Jelmer Sjollema, Titik Nuryastuti, Brandon W Peterson, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Ed D de Jong, Henny C van der Mei, Henk J Busscher
Transmission is a main route for bacterial contamination, involving bacterial detachment from a donor and adhesion to receiver surfaces. This work aimed to compare transmission of an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) producing and a non-EPS producing Staphylococcus epidermidis strain from biofilms on stainless steel. After transmission, donor surfaces remained fully covered with biofilm, indicating transmission through cohesive failure in the biofilm. Counter to the numbers of biofilm bacteria, the donor and receiver biofilm thicknesses did not add up to the pre-transmission donor biofilm thickness, suggesting more compact biofilms after transmission, especially for non-EPS producing staphylococci...
September 4, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867522/do-amyloid-structures-formed-by-staphylococcus-aureus-phenol-soluble-modulins-have-a-biological-function
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Yue Zheng, Hwang-Soo Joo, Vinod Nair, Katherine Y Le, Michael Otto
Phenol-soluble modulins (PSMs) are alpha-helical, amphipathic peptides that have multiple functions in staphylococcal physiology and virulence. Recent research has suggested that PSMs form amyloid fibrils and amyloids are involved in PSM-mediated phenotypes such as cytolysis and biofilm stability. While we observed PSM amyloid formation using electron microscopy and dye assays, there were no apparent differences in the production of extracellular fibrous material between a PSM-deficient strain and the isogenic wild-type strain...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859444/evaluation-of-combinations-of-putative-anti-biofilm-agents-and-antibiotics-to-eradicate-biofilms-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Katherine Belfield, Roger Bayston, Nadzieja Hajduk, Georgia Levell, John P Birchall, Matija Daniel
Objectives: To evaluate potential anti-biofilm agents for their ability to enhance the activity of antibiotics for local treatment of localized biofilm infections. Methods: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro biofilm models were developed. The putative antibiotic enhancers N-acetylcysteine, acetylsalicylic acid, sodium salicylate, recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I, dispersin B, hydrogen peroxide and Johnson's Baby Shampoo (JBS) were tested for their anti-biofilm activity alone and their ability to enhance the activity of antibiotics for 7 or 14 days, against 5 day old biofilms...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815023/antibiotic-resistance-ability-to-form-biofilm-and-susceptibility-to-copper-alloys-of-selected-staphylococcal-strains-isolated-from-touch-surfaces-in-polish-hospital-wards
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Anna Różańska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Małgorzata Bulanda, Monika Walkowicz, Piotr Osuch, Tadeusz Knych
BACKGROUND: Despite the employment of sanitary regimes, contact transmission of the aetiological agents of hospital infections is still exceedingly common. The issue of microbe transmission becomes particularly important when facing multidrug-resistant microorganisms such as methicillin-resistant staphylococci. In the case of deficiencies in cleaning and disinfection procedures, hospital equipment made of copper alloys can play an important role, complementing traditional hospital hygiene procedures...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795230/improved-multiplex-pcr-primers-for-rapid-identification-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
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Jonguk Kim, Jisoo Hong, Jeong-A Lim, Sunggi Heu, Eunjung Roh
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are opportunistic pathogens that are currently emerging as causative agents of human disease. Though CNS are widespread in the clinic and food, their precise identification at species level is important. Here, using 16S rRNA sequencing, 55 staphylococcal isolates were identified as S. capitis, S. caprae, S. epidermidis, S. haemolyticus, S. pasteuri, S. saprophyticus, S. warneri, and S. xylosus. Although 16S rRNA sequencing is universally accepted as a standard for bacterial identification, the method did not effectively discriminate closely related species, and additional DNA sequencing was required...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783429/characterization-of-livestock-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-cc398-and-mecc-positive-cc130-from-zoo-animals-in-the-united-kingdom
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Alessio Bortolami, Ranieri Verin, Julian Chantrey, Michela Corrò, Ian Ashpole, Javier Lopez, Dorina Timofte
Little is known about the characteristics and diseases associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nondomestic animals. Four presumptive MRSA isolates, obtained from clinical (n = 3) and surveillance specimens (n = 1) from dwarf (Helogale parvula) and yellow mongooses (Cynictis penicillata) from a United Kingdom zoo, were analyzed by PCR for detection of mecA and mecC-mediated methicillin resistance, and virulence genes. Isolates were genotyped by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) and spa sequence typing...
October 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782178/staphylococcal-biofilm-gene-expression-on-biomaterials-a-methodological-study
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Annika Juhlin, Sara Svensson, Peter Thomsen, Margarita Trobos
The combination of increased healthcare access, universal aging, and infallible therapy demands, synergistically drive the need for the development of biomaterial technologies that mitigate the challenge of biomaterial-associated infections (BAI). Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus account for the majority of BAI due to their ability to accumulate in adherent multilayered biofilm. This investigation details the development of gene expression assays to evaluate the genetic processes of attachment, accumulation, maturation, and dispersal phases of biofilms on biomaterials in vitro, while abiding by the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771954/influence-of-biofilm-lubricity-on-shear-induced-transmission-of-staphylococcal-biofilms-from-stainless-steel-to-silicone-rubber
#19
Niar Gusnaniar, Jelmer Sjollema, Ed D Jong, Willem Woudstra, Joop de Vries, Titik Nuryastuti, Henny C van der Mei, Henk J Busscher
In real-life situations, bacteria are often transmitted from biofilms growing on donor surfaces to receiver ones. Bacterial transmission is more complex than adhesion, involving bacterial detachment from donor and subsequent adhesion to receiver surfaces. Here, we describe a new device to study shear-induced bacterial transmission from a (stainless steel) pipe to a (silicone rubber) tube and compare transmission of EPS-producing and non-EPS-producing staphylococci. Transmission of an entire biofilm from the donor to the receiver tube did not occur, indicative of cohesive failure in the biofilm rather than of adhesive failure at the donor-biofilm interface...
November 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767074/comparative-study-on-antistaphylococcal-activity-of-lipopeptides-in-various-culture-media
#20
Maciej Jaśkiewicz, Damian Neubauer, Wojciech Kamysz
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are one of the leading microorganisms responsible for nosocomial infections as well as being the primary causative pathogen of skin and wound infections. Currently, the therapy of staphylococcal diseases faces many difficulties, due to a variety of mechanisms of resistance and virulence factors. Moreover, a number of infections caused by S. aureus are connected with biofilm formation that impairs effectiveness of the therapy. Short cationic lipopeptides that are designed on the basis of the structure of antimicrobial peptides are likely to provide a promising alternative to conventional antibiotics...
August 2, 2017: Antibiotics
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