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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304216/characterizing-the-multidrug-resistance-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-cattle-farms-and-abattoirs
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Carrie-Ann Kennedy, Séamus Fanning, Maria Karczmarczyk, Brian Byrne, Áine Monaghan, Declan Bolton, Torres Sweeney
Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STECs) are not as well characterized as O157 STEC cases, despite their similar prevalence in many countries. Hence, the objective of this study was to investigate the phenotypic and genotypic basis of multidrug resistance (MDR) in non-O157 STEC farm- and abattoir-sourced isolates and assess the potential dissemination of these MDR profiles in vitro. Susceptibility testing to 20 antimicrobials was performed on 146 non-O157 STECs isolated from farm and abattoir environments...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274457/detection-of-kanamycin-and-gentamicin-residues-in-animal-derived-food-using-igy-antibody-based-ic-elisa-and-fpia
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Cui Li, Yaoyao Zhang, Sergei A Eremin, Omar Yakup, Gang Yao, Xiaoying Zhang
Our aim in this study is to show that IgY antibody based immunoassays could be used to detect antibiotic residues in animal-derived food. Briefly, full antigens of gentamicin (Gent) and kanamycin (Kana) were used to immunize the laying chickens to prepare IgY antibodies. Then, these antibodies were evaluated by FPIA and ic-ELISA to detect Gent/Kana in animal-derived samples. The IC50 of FPIA and ic-ELISA based anti-Gent IgY were 7.70±0.6μg/mL and 0.32±0.06μg/mL, respectively. The IC50 of FPIA and ic-ELISA based anti-Kana IgY were 7...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264854/high-prevalence-and-predominance-of-the-aph-2%C3%A2-if-gene-conferring-aminoglycoside-resistance-in-campylobacter
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Hong Yao, Dejun Liu, Yang Wang, Qijing Zhang, Zhangqi Shen
Campylobacter is a major foodborne pathogen and previous studies revealed that Campylobacter isolates from food-producing animals are increasingly resistant to gentamicin in China. The molecular epidemiology and genetic mechanisms responsible for gentamicin resistance in China have not been well understood. In this study, 607 Campylobacter isolates of chicken and swine origins collected in the year of 2014 were analyzed, revealing that 15.6% (25/160) of the C. jejuni isolates and 79.9% (357/447) of the C. coli isolates were resistant to gentamicin...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260584/determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterococcus-strains-isolated-from-pigs-and-their-genotypic-characterization-by-method-of-amplification-of-dna-fragments-surrounding-rare-restriction-sites-adsrrs-fingerprinting
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Aneta Nowakiewicz, Grażyna Ziółkowska, Aleksandra Trościańczyk, Przemysław Zięba, Sebastian Gnat
PURPOSE: In this study, we analysed phenotypic resistance profiles and their reflection in the genomic profiles of Enterococcus spp. strains isolated from pigs raised on different farms. METHODOLOGY: Samples were collected from five pig farms (n=90 animals) and tested for Enterococcus. MICs of 12 antimicrobials were determined using the broth microdilution method, and epidemiological molecular analysis of strains belonging to selected species (faecalis, faecium and hirae) was performed using the ADSRRS-fingerprinting (amplification of DNA fragments surrounding rare restriction sites) method with a few modifications...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259635/characterization-of-the-cryptic-plasmid-pofk55-from-legionella-pneumophila-and-construction-of-a-pofk55-derived-shuttle-vector
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Takashi Nishida, Kenta Watanabe, Masato Tachibana, Takashi Shimizu, Masahisa Watarai
In this study, a cryptic plasmid pOfk55 from Legionella pneumophila was isolated and characterized. pOfk55 comprised 2584bp with a GC content of 37.3% and contained three putative open reading frames (ORFs). orf1 encoded a protein of 195 amino acids and the putative protein shared 39% sequence identity with a putative plasmid replication protein RepL. ORF1 was needed for replication in L. pneumophila but pOfk55 did not replicate in Escherichia coli. orf2 and orf3 encoded putative hypothetical proteins of 114 amino acids and 78 amino acids, respectively, but the functions of the putative proteins ORF2 and OFR3 are not clear...
March 1, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251389/construction-of-a-thermo-sensitive-pri857-vector-for-efficient-dna-capturing-in-escherichia-coli
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Kai Zhang, Huijuan Su, Muhan Yang, Jing Ge, Guiyao Li, Jun Yi, Yang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To establish a positive cloning system with a zero background for high-throughput DNA cloning purpose. RESULTS: The cloning vector, pRI857, and the genomic-library construction vector, pRI857-BAC, were constructed based on the mechanism of expression of the thermo-sensitive cI857 repressor gene that can stringently repress the PR promoter and kanamycin resistance gene (PR-kan (R) ) at 30 °C, but have no effect on PR-kan (R) gene at 37 °C or at higher temperatures...
March 1, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250218/low-salt-lb-solid-medium-containing-kanamycin-and-x-gal
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March 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249723/high-throughput-selection-of-antibiotic-resistant-transgenic-arabidopsis-plants
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Yukihiro Nagashima, Hisashi Koiwa
Kanamycin resistance is the most frequently used antibiotic-resistance marker for Arabidopsis transformations, however, this method frequently causes escape of untransformed plants, particularly at the high seedling density during the selection. Here we developed a robust high-density selection method using top agar for Arabidopsis thaliana. Top agar effectively suppressed growth of untransformed wild-type plants on selection media at high density. Survival of the transformed plants during the selection were confirmed by production of green true leaves and expression of a firefly luciferase reporter gene...
February 27, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245080/the-fate-of-verocytotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-c600%C3%AF-3538-%C3%AE-vtx2-cat-and-its-vtx2-prophage-during-grass-silage-preparation
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Sepo Nyambe, Catherine Burgess, Paul Whyte, Padraig O'Kiely, Declan Bolton
AIMS: Silage is grass, preserved by fermentation and used as winter feed for cattle. The impact of a range of current grass silage preparation practices on the survival of Escherichia coli C600φ3538(Δvtx2 ::cat) and on the induction, release and infectivity of free phage were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Wilted and fresh grass samples, from plots with and without slurry application were ensiled with or without formic acid. Each treatment combination was inoculated with approximately 6 log10 CFU g(-1) E...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244290/additional-drug-resistance-patterns-among-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-korea-implications-for-regimen-design
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Jeong Ha Mok, Bo Hyoung Kang, Taehoon Lee, Hyun Kyung Lee, Hang Jea Jang, Yu Ji Cho, Doosoo Jeon
Detailed information on additional drug resistance patterns of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is essential to build an effective treatment regimen; however, such data are scarce in Korea. We retrospectively analyzed the results of phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST) of culture confirmed-TB patients from January 2010 to December 2014 in 7 university hospitals in Korea. MDR-TB was identified among 6.8% (n = 378) of 5,599 isolates. A total of 57.1% (n = 216) of the MDR-TB patients had never been treated for TB...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242666/adjuvant-antibiotic-activity-of-acidic-sophorolipids-with-potential-for-facilitating-wound-healing
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Helen L Lydon, Niki Baccile, Breedge Callaghan, Roger Marchant, Christopher A Mitchell, Ibrahim M Banat
The sophorolipid class of biosurfactants are finding increasing use in personal care as well as pharmaceutical products and have the potential to disrupt biofilm formation and inhibit growth in a variety of clinically relevant organisms. In order to investigate potential biomedical applications of sophorolipids derived from non-pathogenic organisms, we fractionated and purified glycolipid biosurfactant sophorolipids produced by the yeast Starmerella bombicola, which yielded both acidic C 18-1 acetylated and non-acetylated congeners that were essentially free from other contaminants (>95% purity)...
February 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228322/anti-tumour-research-of-recombinant-bcg-using-bzlf1-and-hgm-csf-fusion-genes
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Qing-Jie Xue, Yun-Qing Li, Chun-Qing Yang, Ting Chen, Xiu-Zhen Li, Baohua Cheng, Chun-Mei Wang
The random primer Oligo(dT)15 was used in RT-PCR to obtain cDNA from the human granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (hGM-CSF) gene and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) gene BZLF1. Then, the sequence splicing overlap extension method was used to obtain a GCBF fusion gene containing a linker sequence that encoded the polypeptide (Gly4Ser)3. The GCBF fusion gene was inserted into pMV261, which was then transformed into competent E. coli DH5 alpha cells, and positive cells were selected based on kanamycin resistance on LB plates...
March 14, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225540/antituberculosis-drug-resistance-in-pulmonary-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cuba-2012-2014
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Dihadenys Lemus, Miguel Echemendía, Raúl Díaz, María J Llanes, Lourdes Suárez, Antonio Marrero
INTRODUCTION Systematic surveillance of antituberculosis drug resistance allows identification of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Surveillance studies of antituberculosis drug resistance systematically conducted in Cuba for over 15 years have revealed low circulation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, under 1% in new cases. OBJECTIVE Characterize antituberculosis drug resistance in isolates of M. tuberculosis recovered from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba in 2012-2014...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223861/biogenic-nanoparticles-bearing-antibacterial-activity-and-their-synergistic-effect-with-broad-spectrum-antibiotics-emerging-strategy-to-combat-drug-resistant-pathogens
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Syed Baker, Azmath Pasha, Sreedharamurthy Satish
The present study emphasizes on synthesis of bimetallic silver-gold nanoparticles from cell free supernatant of Pseudomonas veronii strain AS41G inhabiting Annona squamosa L. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using hyphenated techniques with UV-Visible spectra ascertained absorbance peak between 400 and 800 nm. Possible interaction of biomolecules in mediating and stabilization of nanoparticles was depicted with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). X-ray diffraction (XRD) displayed Bragg's peak conferring the 1 0 0, 1 1 1, 2 0 0, and 2 2 0 facets of the face centered cubic symmetry of nanoparticles suggesting that these nanoparticles were crystalline in nature...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210241/outer-membrane-proteins-form-specific-patterns-in-antibiotic-resistant-edwardsiella-tarda
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Bo Peng, Chao Wang, Hui Li, Yu-Bin Su, Jin-Zhou Ye, Man-Jun Yang, Ming Jiang, Xuan-Xian Peng
Outer membrane proteins of Gram-negative bacteria play key roles in antibiotic resistance. However, it is unknown whether outer membrane proteins that respond to antibiotics behave in a specific manner. The present study specifically investigated the differentially expressed outer membrane proteins of an antibiotic-resistant bacterium, Edwardsiella tarda, a Gram-negative pathogen that can lead to unnecessary mass medication of antimicrobials and consequently resistance development in aquaculture and a spectrum of intestinal and extraintestinal diseases in humans...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199151/antimicrobial-resistance-percentages-of-salmonella-and-shigella-in-seafood-imported-to-jordan-higher-percentages-and-more-diverse-profiles-in-shigella
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Mohammad M Obaidat, Alaa E Bani Salman
This study determined the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of human-specific ( Shigella spp.) and zoonotic ( Salmonella enterica ) foodborne pathogens in internationally traded seafood. Sixty-four Salmonella and 61 Shigella isolates were obtained from 330 imported fresh fish samples from Egypt, Yemen, and India. The pathogens were isolated on selective media, confirmed by PCR, and tested for antimicrobial resistance. Approximately 79 and 98% of the Salmonella and Shigella isolates, respectively, exhibited resistance to at least one antimicrobial, and 8 and 49% exhibited multidrug resistance (resistance to three or more antimicrobial classes)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192916/combating-enhanced-intracellular-survival-eis-mediated-kanamycin-resistance-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-novel-pyrrolo-1-5-a-pyrazine-based-eis-inhibitors
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Atefeh Garzan, Melisa J Willby, Huy X Ngo, Chathurada S Gajadeera, Keith D Green, Selina Y L Holbrook, Caixia Hou, James E Posey, Oleg V Tsodikov, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Hence, the identification of highly effective antitubercular drugs with novel modes of action is crucial. In this paper, we report the discovery and development of pyrrolo[1,5-a]pyrazine-based analogues as highly potent inhibitors of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) acetyltransferase enhanced intracellular survival (Eis), whose up-regulation causes clinically observed resistance to the aminoglycoside (AG) antibiotic kanamycin A (KAN)...
February 17, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191448/a-food-grade-expression-system-for-d-psicose-3-epimerase-production-in-bacillus-subtilis-using-an-alanine-racemase-encoding-selection-marker
#18
Jingqi Chen, Zhaoxia Jin, Yuanming Gai, Jibin Sun, Dawei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Food-grade expression systems require that the resultant strains should only contain materials from food-safe microorganisms, and no antibiotic resistance marker can be utilized. To develop a food-grade expression system for d-psicose 3-epimerase production, we use an alanine racemase-encoding gene as selection marker in Bacillus subtilis. RESULTS: In this study, the d-alanine racemase-encoding gene dal was deleted from the chromosome of B. subtilis 1A751 using Cre/lox system to generate the food-grade host...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190829/a-label-free-and-turn-on-fluorescence-strategy-for-kanamycin-detection-based-on-the-nmm-g-quadruplex-structure
#19
Hualin Yang, Qinghua Wu, Dongxiao Su, Yun Wang, Li Li, Xingping Zhang
In the present work, a simple design of a "label-free" fluorescence method for kanamycin was developed and explored based on a specific DNA aptamer as a recognizer and a NMM/G-quadruplex DNA system as a reporter. The titration experiment showed a linear detection range of 0.5 to 100 nM with a low detection limit of 0.5 nM. It also showed excellent selectivity in a selectivity experiment. It was then successfully employed to detect kanamycin in milk with a excellent reliability.
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182844/characterization-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-lactobacillus-isolated-from-traditional-dairy-products
#20
Huiling Guo, Lin Pan, Lina Li, Jie Lu, Laiyu Kwok, Bilige Menghe, Heping Zhang, Wenyi Zhang
Lactobacilli are widely used as starter cultures or probiotics in yoghurt, cheese, beer, wine, pickles, preserved food, and silage. They are generally recognized as safe (GRAS). However, recent studies have shown that some lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains carry antibiotic resistance genes and are resistant to antibiotics. Some of them may even transfer their intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes to other LAB or pathogens via horizontal gene transfer, thus threatening human health. A total of 33 Lactobacillus strains was isolated from fermented milk collected from different areas of China...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
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