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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793207/infectivity-reduction-efficacy-of-uv-irradiation-and-peracetic-acid-uv-combined-treatment-on-ms2-bacteriophage-and-murine-norovirus-in-secondary-wastewater-effluent
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ShihChi Weng, Nathan Dunkin, Kellogg J Schwab, James McQuarrie, Kati Bell, Joseph G Jacangelo
Peracetic acid (PAA) is a strong oxidant/bactericide that has been applied in various industries (e.g., food processing, pharmaceuticals, medical device sterilization, etc.) as a disinfectant. There is increasing interest in using PAA for wastewater disinfection because it does not form halogenated byproducts, and no post-treatment quenching is required. Previous studies have demonstrated good efficiency in controlling bacteria in wastewater, but limited information is available for viruses, especially those hosted by mammals (e...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792153/antimicrobial-evaluation-of-erythrinan-alkaloids-from-erythrina-crista-galli-l
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Janaina M de Avila, Ionara I Dalcol, Alessandra O Pereira, Eveline W Santos, Adriano Ferraz, Maura Z Santos, Marco Aurelio Mostardeiro, Ademir F Morel
BACKGROUND: Several species of the genus Erythrina have been used as sedative, antidepressant, and anticonvulsant. Erythrina crista-galli is native to the Pampa Biome and is widely used for medicinal purposes. Erythrinan alkaloids exhibit a range of pharmacological properties. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the basic fractions and the alkaloids isolated from E. crista-galli bark against a collection of bacteria and fungi for the first time. METHODS: Erythrina crista-galli stem bark was extracted with MeOH under reflux...
May 23, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786960/the-atomic-resolution-structure-of-a-class-c-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-of-its-complex-with-avibactam
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Stefano Mangani, Cecilia Pozzi, Flavio Di Pisa, Filomena De Luca, Manuela Benvenuti, Jean-Denis Docquier
β-lactamases (BLs) are important antibiotic resistance determinants that significantly compromise the efficacy of valuable β-lactam antibacterial drugs. For that reason, combinations with β-lactamase inhibitor were developed. Avibactam is the first non-β-lactam BL inhibitor introduced in clinical practice. Ceftazidime-avibactam represents one of the few last-resort antibiotics available for the treatment of infections caused by near pandrug-resistant bacteria. TRU-1 is a chromosomally-encoded AmpC-type BL of Aeromonas enteropelogenes, related to the FOX-type BLs and constitutes a good model for class C BLs...
May 22, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786880/metagenomic-study-of-bacterial-microbiota-in-persistent-endodontic-infections-using-next-generation-sequencing
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G Sánchez-Sanhueza, H Bello-Toledo, G González-Rocha, A T Gonçalves, V Valenzuela, C Gallardo-Escárate
AIM: To determine the bacterial microbiota in root canals associated with persistent apical periodontitis and their relationship with the clinical characteristics of patients using next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODOLOGY: Bacterial samples from root canals associated with teeth having persistent apical periodontitis were taken from 24 patients undergoing root canal retreatment. Bacterial DNA was extracted, and V3-V4 variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene were amplified...
May 22, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777807/identification-of-polysaccharides-extracted-from-pea-pod-by-products-and-evaluation-of-their-biological-and-functional-properties
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Lilia Belghith-Fendri, Fatma Chaari, Khawla Ben Jeddou, Fatma Kallel, Fatma Bouaziz, Claire Boisset Helbert, Lobna Abdelkefi-Mesrati, Semia Ellouz-Chaabouni, Dhouha Ghribi-Aydi
A three-variable Box-Behnken design was employed to obtain the best possible combination of extraction time, ratio (raw material/water) and extraction temperature to allow maximum extraction yield of polysaccharides from pea pod (PPP). The preferred extraction conditions were: extraction time 195 min, extraction temperature 70 °C and ratio of raw material/water 1/40. Under these conditions, the experimental yield was 16.21 ± 1.12%, which is in close agreement with the value predicted by response surface methodology model yield (16...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777399/determination-of-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-leaf-extracts-of-otostegia-integrifolia
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Yiketel Adege Chekol, Zelalem Yibralign Desta
BACKGROUND: The extracts from the leaves of Otostegia integrifolia have been reported to show phytochemical analysis, total flavonoid content, antioxidant and antibacterial activities. RESULTS: Our results revealed that the total flavonoid content of methanol and ethyl acetate extracts is 416.5 + 0.288 and 248.9 + 0.872 mgAAE/100 g respectively. The two extracts also showed good antioxidant activity as well as weak to moderate antibacterial activity against some bacteria...
May 18, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774878/-etiology-and-risk-factors-for-meningitis-and-or-bacteremia-after-craniotomy-for-patients-with-glioma
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Yaning Wang, Yu Wang, Wenbin Ma
To evaluate the incidence and microbiological profile of meningitis and/or bacteremia after craniotomy in patients with glioma and analyze the risk factors relevant to postoperative meningitis.
 Methods: All demographic data, etiological data and clinical data for hospitalized patients who underwent craniotomy in Dept. of Neurosurgery of Peking Union Medical College Hospital between Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2017 were recorded.
 Results: The incidence of post-craniotomy meningitiswas 7.73%, bacteremia was 2.21% and meningitis combined with bacteremia was 1...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766819/synthesis-in-silico-molecular-docking-and-pharmacokinetic-studies-in-vitro-antimycobacterial-and-antimicrobial-studies-of-new-imidozolones-clubbed-with-thiazolidinedione
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Imran H Khan, Navin B Patel, Vatsal M Patel
BACKGROUND: A series of (E)-5-(4-((Z)-4-substitutedbenzylidene/2-thienylmethylene-5-oxo-2-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-yl) benzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione were synthesized and evaluated for antimycobacterial and antimicrobial activity. All these ligands were docked against protein (InhA) Enoyl-ACP reductase of the type II fatty acid syntase (FAS-II) system, (PDB ID: 4COD). OBJECTIVE: In this report we have designed and synthesized azole scaffolds with good antitubercular activities as there is a real need to develop new candidates with less toxicity and more efficient toward pathogen...
May 15, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765907/attenuated-bacteria-as-immunotherapeutic-tools-for-cancer-treatment
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Suneesh Kaimala, Ashraf Al-Sbiei, Otavio Cabral-Marques, Maria J Fernandez-Cabezudo, Basel K Al-Ramadi
The use of attenuated bacteria as cancer therapeutic tools has garnered increasing scientific interest over the past 10 years. This is largely due to the development of bacterial strains that maintain good anti-tumor efficacy, but with reduced potential to cause toxicities to the host. Because of its ability to replicate in viable as well as necrotic tissue, cancer therapy using attenuated strains of facultative anaerobic bacteria, such as Salmonella , has several advantages over standard treatment modalities, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765682/effects-of-the-inclusion-of-a-mixed-psychrotrophic-bacteria-strain-for-sewage-treatment-in-constructed-wetland-in-winter-seasons
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Meizhen Tang, Zhengtao Li, Yuewei Yang, Junfeng Chen, Jie Jiang
Constructed wetlands (CWs) have been used globally in wastewater treatment for years. CWs represent an efficient ecological system which is both energy-saving and low in investment for construction and operational cost. In addition, CWs also have the advantage of being easy to operate and maintain. However, the operation of CWs at northern latitudes (both mid and high) is sometimes quite demanding, due to the inhibitory effect of low temperatures that often occur in winter. To evaluate the wastewater treatment performance of a culture of mixed Psychrotrophic bacteria strains in an integrated vertical-flow CW, the removal rates of ammonia nitrogen (NH3 -N), chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrite nitrogen [Formula: see text], nitrate nitrogen [Formula: see text] and total phosphorus (TP) were quantified at different bacterial dosages to determine the best bacterial dosage and establish kinetic degradation models of the mixed strains...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763730/virtual-screening-of-plant-compounds-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-inhibition-of-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-formation-in-salmonella
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Felipe Alves de Almeida, Erika Lorena Giraldo Vargas, Deisy Guimarães Carneiro, Uelinton Manoel Pinto, Maria Cristina Dantas Vanetti
Salmonella belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family which is widely distributed in the environment due to its adaptive capacity to stress conditions. In addition, Salmonella is able to perform a type of cell-to-cell communication called quorum sensing, which leads to differential gene expression. The quorum sensing system mediated by AI-1, acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs), is incomplete in Salmonella because the luxI homolog gene, which encodes for AI-1 synthase, is missing in the genome. However, a homologue of LuxR, known as SdiA, is present and allows the detection of signaling molecules produced by other species of bacteria, leading to regulation of gene expression, mainly related to virulence and biofilm formation...
May 12, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761668/a-mechanism-based-disease-progression-model-describing-host-pathogen-interactions-during-the-pathogenesis-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-pneumonia
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John K Diep, Thomas A Russo, Gauri G Rao
The emergence of highly resistant bacteria is a serious threat to global public health. The host immune response is vital for clearing bacteria from the infected host; however, the current drug development paradigm does not take host-pathogen interactions into consideration. Here, we used a systems-based approach to develop a quantitative, mechanism-based disease progression model to describe bacterial dynamics, host immune response, and lung injury in an immunocompetent rat pneumonia model. Previously, Long-Evans rats were infected with A...
May 15, 2018: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758001/an-antimicrobial-peptide-loaded-gelatin-chitosan-nanofibrous-membrane-fabricated-by-sequential-layer-by-layer-electrospinning-and-electrospraying-techniques
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Yuzhu He, Yahui Jin, Xiumei Wang, Shenglian Yao, Yuanyuan Li, Qiong Wu, Guowu Ma, Fuzhai Cui, Huiying Liu
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique is widely used in the treatment of bone defects caused by peri-implantitis, periodontal disease, etc. However, the GBR membranes commonly used in clinical treatments currently have no antibacterial activity. Therefore, in this study, sequential layer-by-layer electrospinning and electrospraying techniques were utilized to prepare a gelatin (Gln) and chitosan (CS) composite GBR membrane containing hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (nHAp) and antimicrobial peptide (Pac-525)-loaded PLGA microspheres (AMP@PLGA-MS), which was supposed to have osteogenic and antibacterial activities...
May 14, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755737/inactivation-of-pure-bacterial-biofilms-by-impaction-of-aerosolized-consumer-products-containing-nanoparticulate-metals
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Jennifer Therkorn, Leonardo Calderon, Benton Cartledge, Nirmala Thomas, Brian Majestic, Gediminas Mainelis
The ability of nanotechnology-enabled consumer sprays to inactivate bacteria has direct health implications. This research investigated the ability of six nanosilver-based consumer sprays to inactivate bacteria. We determined the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the products by an agar dilution method, collected particles released from sprays onto bacterial films using impactors, and determined metal concentrations in the products using ICPMS. Also, the size of silver nanoparticles in the products' suspensions was determined using single particle (sp)ICPMS...
February 1, 2018: Environmental Science. Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755110/endostatin-gene-therapy-delivered-by-attenuated-salmonella-typhimurium-in-murine-tumor-models
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Kang Liang, Qing Liu, Pei Li, Yue Han, Xiaoping Bian, Yibo Tang, Qingke Kong
Salmonella typhimurium (hereafter S. typhimurium), as Gram-negative facultative anaerobic bacteria, are good candidates for cancer therapy and delivering therapeutic antitumor agents. However, it is necessary to reduce the virulence of such bacteria and enhance their tumor-targeting ability, and their immunostimulatory ability to induce tumor cell apoptosis. In this study, we constructed a S. typhimurium mutant named S634 harboring aroA mutation and additional mutations involved in modifications of lipid A...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754085/effects-of-haze-pollution-on-microbial-community-changes-and-correlation-with-chemical-components-in-atmospheric-particulate-matter
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Yujiao Sun, Shangwei Xu, Danyang Zheng, Jie Li, Hezhong Tian, Yong Wang
In this study, particulate matter (PM) with aerodynamic diameters of ≤2.5 and ≤10 μm (PM2.5 and PM10 , respectively), which was found at different concentrations in spring, was collected in Beijing. The chemical composition and bacterial community diversity of PM were determined, and the relationship between them was studied by 16S rRNA sequencing and mathematical statistics. Chemical composition analysis revealed greater relative percentages of total organic compounds (TOC) and secondary ions (NO3 - , SO4 2- , and NH4 + )...
May 10, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753336/an-important-milestone-in-parasitology-celebrating-a-hundred-volumes-of-advances-in-parasitology
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J Russell Stothard, David Rollinson
Beginning in 1963, the founding rationale of Advances in Parasitology was to provide authentic, well-documented reviews by leading experts, about the progress being made in their area of specialism to inform the wider cadre of parasitologists, disseminating this information across allied disciplines and all users. Some 55 years later, the Series has accumulated over 667 published articles, with just over 650 authors contributing either alone or in collaboration, and has successfully served the parasitological needs of medical, veterinary and wildlife scientific communities with equity, notwithstanding treatises on vectors or intermediate hosts, as well as 'honorary parasites' such as viruses, bacteria and fungi...
2018: Advances in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753229/novel-agnws-pan-tpu-membrane-for-point-of-use-drinking-water-electrochemical-disinfection
#18
Xiaojun Tan, Chao Chen, Yongyou Hu, Junjie Wen, Yanzhe Qin, Jianhua Cheng, Yuancai Chen
The safety of drinking water remains a major challenge in developing countries and point-of-use (POU) drinking water treatment device plays an important role in decentralised drinking water safety. In this study, a novel material, i.e. a silver nanowires-polyacrylonitrile/thermoplastic polyurethane (AgNWs-PAN/TPU) composite membrane, was fabricated via electrospinning and vacuum filtration deposition. Morphological and structural characterisation showed that the PAN/TPU fibres had uniform diameters and enhanced mechanical properties...
May 9, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751263/synthesis-of-zno-nanoparticles-decorated-spindle-shaped-graphene-oxide-for-application-in-synergistic-antibacterial-activity
#19
Linlin Zhong, Huifang Liu, Monica Samal, Kyusik Yun
A novel spindle-shaped graphene oxide (GO) was performed by the self-assembly of graphene oxide in the DMF. Loading uniform ZnO nanoparticles on spindle-shaped GO is used to study antibacterial property. In the ZnO/GO composites, spindle-shaped GO possessed special structure that was crumpled together with a length of ~1.0 μm and a mean diameter of 100 nm, and spherical ZnO particles with a diameter of 50 nm were fully characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), a high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751182/central-nervous-system-actinomycosis-a-clinico-radiological-and-histopathological-analysis
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Niveditha Ravindra, Nishanth Sadashiva, Anita Mahadevan, Dhananjay I Bhat, Jitender Saini
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic suppurative infection that rarely affects the central nervous system(CNS). It is caused by filamentous Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria that is a normal commensal but causes suppurative and granulomatous inflammation following disruption of anatomical barriers. We report the largest series of 17histologically confirmed cases of CNS actinomycosis and review clinical, imaging and histopathological features. METHODS: All histologically confirmed cases of CNS actinomycosis diagnosed between January 2010 and June 2016 were retrieved from the neuropathology records...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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