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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532116/antibacterial-mechanical-and-surface-properties-of-ag-dlc-films-prepared-by-dual-pld-for-medical-applications
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P Písařík, M Jelínek, J Remsa, J Mikšovský, J Zemek, K Jurek, Š Kubinová, J Lukeš, J Šepitka
Silver doped diamond-like carbon layers were deposited by dual pulsed laser deposition using two KrF excimer lasers. The concentration of Ag, determined by XPS and WDS, moved from zero to ~10at%. We found that the sp(2)/sp(3) ratio, film roughness and the number of droplets (SEM and AFM) increased with increasing silver concentration. The sp(3) content measurement (XPS) was influenced by ion cluster surface sputtering and varied from 71.0% (undoped DLC) to 36.2% (for 9.3at% Ag). Transmission was measured on the scale from 200nm to 1100nm, and decreased with increasing silver content...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531657/efficient-water-disinfection-with-ag2wo4-doped-mesoporous-g-c3n4-under-visible-light
#2
Yi Li, Yanan Li, Shuanglong Ma, Pengfei Wang, Qianlei Hou, Jingjing Han, Sihui Zhan
Ag2WO4/g-C3N4 composite photocatalyst was synthesized by polymerization of thiourea and ammonia chloride combined with the deposition-precipitation method, which was applied as an efficient visible-light driven photocatalyst for inactivating Escherichia coli (E. coli). The physicochemical properties of these photocatalysts were systematically characterized by various techniques such as SEM, TEM, XRD, FT-IR, BET, UV-vis DRS and PL. The synthesized photocatalysts exhibited outstandingly enhanced photocatalytic disinfection efficiency compared with that of pure g-C3N4 and Ag2WO4 under visible light...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527361/preparation-and-antifouling-properties-of-2-meth-acryloyloxy-ethyl-cholinephosphate-based-polymers-modified-surface-with-different-molecular-architectures-by-atrp
#3
Yuchen Jiang, Yuling Su, Lili Zhao, Fancui Meng, Quanxin Wang, Chunmei Ding, Jianbin Luo, Jianshu Li
Choline phosphate (CP) containing polymers modified surfaces have been shown good resist to the adhesion of proteins while prompt the attaching of mammalian cells due to the dipole pairing between the CP groups of the polymer and the phosphorylcholine (PC) groups on the cell membrane. However, the antifouling activities of CP modified surface against microbes have not been investigated at present. In addition, CP containing polymers modified surface with different molecular architectures has not been prepared and studied...
May 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526980/a-multiomics-approach-to-study-the-microbiome-response-to-phytoplankton-blooms
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REVIEW
Liyan Song
Phytoplankton blooms are predictable features of marine and freshwater habitats. Despite a good knowledge base of the environmental factors controlling blooms, complex interactions between the bacterial and archaeal communities and phytoplankton bloom taxa are only now emerging. Here, the current research on bacterial community's structural and functional response to phytoplankton blooms is reviewed and discussed and further research is proposed. More attention should be paid on structure and function of autotrophic bacteria and archaea during phytoplankton blooms...
May 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526637/identification-and-biological-activity-of-the-volatile-compounds-of-glycyrrhiza-triphylla-fisch-c-a-mey
#5
Abolfazl Shakeri, Javad Akhtari, Vahid Soheili, Seyedeh Faezeh Taghizadeh, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Rezvan Shaddel, Javad Asili
Chemical composition and biological (antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic) activities of essential oils (EO) obtained from the aerial parts of Glycyrrhiza triphylla Fisch. & C.A.Mey (G. triphylla) were evaluated in the present study. The EO was isolated and analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Fifty-five compounds representing 99.3% of the total oil composition were identified. Major components of the oil were β-caryophyllene (25.4%), limonene (16.7%), β-myrcene (16.0%) and α-humulene (4...
May 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521986/glucose-reinforced-fe3o4-cellulose-mediated-amino-acid-reusable-magnetic-glyconanoparticles-with-enhanced-bacteria-capture-efficiency
#6
Javad Malakootikhah, Ali Hossein Rezayan, Babak Negahdari, Simin Nasseri, Hossein Rastegar
In this study glucose reinforced Fe3O4@cellulose glyconanoparticles (MGN) were prepared using epichlorohydrin and amino acid (lysine and arginine) as a linker. Bacillus capturing capability of amino acid modified Fe3O4@cellulose was compared to the glucose reinforced system. Results showed enhanced bacterial capturing of MGN relative to amino acid modified particles. Bacterial capturing efficiencies were increased to 91% and 95% in the magnetic cellulose arginine-glucose (MCAG) and magnetic cellulose lysine-glucose (MCLG), respectively, which confirmed the role of synergism on microbial efficiency...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520425/furan-and-lactam-jadomycin-biosynthetic-congeners-isolated-from-streptomyces-venezuelae-isp5230-cultured-with-n%C3%AE%C2%B5-trifluoroacetyl-l-lysine
#7
Stephanie M Forget, Andrew W Robertson, David P Overy, Russell G Kerr, David L Jakeman
Angucycline antibiotics are composed of a classical four-ring angularly linked polyaromatic backbone. Differential cyclization chemistry of the A- and B-rings in jadomycin biosynthesis led to the discovery of two new furan analogues, while oxidation led to a ring-opened form of the jadomycin Nε-trifluoroacetyl-l-lysine (TFAL) congener. The compounds were isolated from Streptomyces venezuelae ISP5230 cultures grown with TFAL. Biosynthetic incorporation using d-[1-(13)C]-glucose in cultures enabled the unambiguous assignment of the aldehyde, alcohol, and amide functionalities present in these new congeners through NMR spectroscopy...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518194/detection-of-antibiotic-resistant-escherichia-coli-bacteria-using-infrared-microscopy-and-advanced-multivariate-analysis
#8
Ahmad Salman, Uraib Sharaha, Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, Elad Shufan, Klaris Riesenberg, Irving J Bigio, Mahmoud Huleihel
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is becoming a global health-care problem. Bacteria are involved in many diseases, and antibiotics have been the most effective treatment for them. It is essential to treat an infection with an antibiotic to which the infecting bacteria is sensitive; otherwise, the treatment is not effective and may lead to life-threatening progression of disease. Classical microbiology methods that are used for determination of bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics are time consuming, accounting for problematic delays in the administration of appropriate drugs...
May 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517912/keeping-good-friends-close-the-surface-and-secreted-proteomes-of-a-probiotic-bacterium-provide-candidate-proteins-for-intestinal-attachment-and-communication-with-the-host
#9
Constance J Jeffery
Bacteria use cell surface proteins and secreted proteins to interact with host tissues. Several dozen previously published proteomics studies have identified cell surface proteins for pathogens. In this issue, Celebioglu and Svensson (Proteomics 2017, XXX, XXX-XXX) use 2-D gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry to identify secreted and cell surface proteins of a commensual gut bacterium, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM. Some of the proteins are known to have functions in the cytoplasm, and their presence on the cell surface suggests they might be moonlighting proteins...
May 18, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515653/assessment-of-microbial-and-radioactive-contaminations-in-korean-cold-duck-meats-and-electron-beam-application-for-quality-improvement
#10
Kyung-A An, Yunhee Jo, Muhammad Sajid Arshad, Gui-Ran Kim, Cheorun Jo, Joong-Ho Kwon
Animal-origin food products pose serious threat to public food safety due to high microbial loads. The microbial and radioactive contaminations in commercial cold duck meat products were evaluated. Ten different lots of commercial samples (C1-C10) were classified based on type and smoking process. All samples were highly contaminated (< 4-7 Log CFU/g) with total aerobic bacteria (TAB), yeasts and molds (Y&M), and 7 samples (C1-C7) were positive for coliforms. Furthermore, three samples were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (C4-C6) and one with Salmonella typhimurium (C6)...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514711/self-assembly-of-dna-porphyrin-hybrid-molecules-for-the-creation-of-antimicrobial-nanonetwork
#11
Rina Kumari, Mohd Imran Khan, Sourav Bhowmick, Kislay K Sinha, Neeladri Das, Prolay Das
DNA derived well-controlled arrangement of porphyrins has emerged as promising hybrid nanostructures. Exceptional biocompatibility and DNA-directed surface addressability coupled with rich symmetry features of the porphyrin have made these hybrid nanostructures attractive candidates for potential biomedical and biotechnological applications. However, the noteworthy photophysical properties of porphyrin and related molecules when present in DNA based nanostructures are yet to be explored fully and should be a matter of intense research that may unearth a plethora of interesting applications of these nanostructures...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513133/antibacterial-property-of-a-polyethylene-glycol-grafted-dental-material
#12
Liying Peng, Li Chang, Xi Liu, Jiuxiang Lin, Hongliang Liu, Bing Han, Shutao Wang
Dental materials often cause bacterial adhesion and promote bacterial biofilm formation, which brings a series of long-standing and significant problems in oral health. However, the current development of antibacterial research in dental devices is limited by the lack of materials endowed with good antibacterial properties against oral bacteria. Here, we present a new strategy for reducing the initial adhesion of bacterial on dental biomaterials by chemically bonding long-chain polyethylene glycol. Our work represents an important step toward solving the problem of bacterial accumulation on dental devices...
May 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511708/enzyme-mediated-formulation-of-stable-elliptical-silver-nanoparticles-tested-against-clinical-pathogens-and-mdr-bacteria-and-development-of-antimicrobial-surgical-thread
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Rupak Thapa, Chintan Bhagat, Pragya Shrestha, Suvash Awal, Pravin Dudhagara
BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are believed to be emerging tool against various infectious diseases including multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In the present study, in vitro synthesis of AgNPs was optimized using 1:50 ratio of macerozyme (25 μg/μl) and 1 mM AgNO3 incubated at 80 °C for 8 h. AgNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507106/efficacy-and-pharmacokinetics-of-the-combination-of-op0595-and-cefepime-in-a-mouse-model-of-pneumonia-caused-by-esbl-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Norihito Kaku, Kosuke Kosai, Kazuaki Takeda, Naoki Uno, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Hiroo Hasegawa, Taiga Miyazaki, Koichi Izumikawa, Hiroshi Mukae, Katsunori Yanagihara
Background: OP0595 (RG6080) is a novel diazobicyclooctane that inhibits class A and C serine beta-lactamases. Although the combination of OP0595 and cefepime (FEP) showed good in vitro activity against extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing pathogens, the effect of the combination therapy against severe infections, such as pneumonia or bacteraemia, remains unknown in vivo.Objectives: In this study, we investigated the efficacy and pharmacokinetics of the combination therapy of OP0595 and FEP in a mouse model of pneumonia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae harbouring SHV and CTX-M-9-type ESBLs...
May 15, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506801/old-drug-new-wrapping-a-possible-comeback-for-chloramphenicol
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Sveinung G Ingebrigtsen, Alena Didriksen, Mona Johannessen, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
The antimicrobial drug chloramphenicol (CAM) exhibits activity against resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, its use has been limited due to its toxicity. As the threat of antibiotic resistance continues to grow, a promising approach might be to increase the use of historical antimicrobial agents that demonstrate clinical efficacy, but are hampered by toxicity. We therefore aimed to prepare a liposome-in-hydrogel system for dermal delivery of CAM. Chitosan (CS) was used as the hydrogel vehicle due to its antimicrobial activity and excellent biocompatibility...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504579/exopolysaccharide-producing-streptococcus-thermophilus-crl1190-reduces-the-inflammatory-response-caused-by-helicobacter-pylori
#16
G Marcial, J Villena, G Faller, A Hensel, G Font de Valdéz
This work evaluated the ability of the probiotic Streptococcus thermophilus CRL1190 strain and its exopolysaccharides to adhere to gastric mucosa. Probiotic bacteria attachment to the human stomach epithelium was confirmed in human stomach tissue samples and the gastric epithelial cell line AGS. In addition, it was demonstrated that S. thermophilus CRL1190 strain reduced Helicobacter pylori adhesion and attenuated inflammatory response in AGS cells. This is the first demonstration of the capacity of S. thermophilus CRL1190 to adhere to the stomach gastric mucosa, and improve protection against H...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501585/proteolytic-post-translational-processing-of-adhesins-in-the-plant-pathogen-spiroplasma-citri
#17
Marie-Pierre Dubrana, Julia Guéguéniat, Clothilde Bertin, Sybille Duret, Nathalie Arricau-Bouvery, Stéphane Claverol, Carole Lartigue, Alain Blanchard, Joël Renaudin, Laure Béven
Mollicutes, including mycoplasmas and spiroplasmas have been considered as good representatives of the « minimal cell » concept: these wall-less bacteria are small in size, possess a minimal genome, and restricted metabolic capacities. However the recent discovery of the presence of post-translational modifications unknown so far, such as the targeted processing of membrane proteins of mycoplasma pathogens for human and swine, revealed a part of the hidden complexity of these microorganisms. In this study, we show that in the phytopathogen, insect-vectored, Spiroplasma citri ScARPs adhesins are post-translationally processed through an ATP-dependent targeted cleavage...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501172/combining-phagomagnetic-separation-with-immunoassay-for-specific-fast-and-sensitive-detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
Chenghui Yan, Yun Zhang, Hang Yang, Junping Yu, Hongping Wei
A Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus)-specific lytic bacteriophage P-S. aureus-9, isolated from an environmental water sample, was assembled on magnetic beads for capturing S. aureus from samples through magnetic separation. Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) labeled immunoglobulin (IgG) antibodies were used to detect the captured S. aureus by reacting with protein A on S. aureus followed by colorimetric signals, which were generated from the catalytic reaction between HRP and the substrate 3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB)...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500045/sodium-lactate-negatively-regulates-biofilm-formation-of-shewanella-putrefaciens-cn32-via-a-three-component-regulatory-system-lrbs-a-r
#19
Cong Liu, Jinshui Yang, Liang Liu, Baozhen Li, Hongli Yuan, Weijie Liu
The capability of biofilm formation has a major impact on the industrial and biotechnological applications of Shewanella putrefaciens CN32. However, the detailed regulatory mechanisms underlying biofilm formation in S. putrefaciens CN32 remain largely unknown. In the present study, we describe a three-component regulatory system which negatively regulates the biofilm formation of S. putrefaciens CN32. The three-component regulatory system consists of a histidine kinase LrbS (Sputcn32_0303) and two cognate response regulators including a transcription factor LrbA (Sputcn32_0304) and a phosphodiesterase LrbR (Sputcn32_0305)...
May 12, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498921/a-meta-analysis-of-the-use-of-rifaximin-to-prevent-travellers-diarrhoea
#20
Qin Xiang Ng, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Dongju Shin, Nandini Venkatanarayanan, Hwei Wuen Chan
Background: Travellers' diarrhoea affects tens of millions of people travelling to less developed countries or regions annually. There are positive reports of the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbed, gut-selective antibiotic to prevent travellers' diarrhoea. This study will critically review and analyse clinical trials on the subject. Methods: Using the keywords [diarrhoea OR diarrhoea OR travel*] AND [rifaximin OR xifaxan OR xifaxanta OR normix OR rifagut], a preliminary search on the PubMed and Ovid databases yielded 411 papers published in English between 1 January 1988 and 1 July 2016...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
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