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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351348/interactions-of-2-o-methyl-oligoribonucleotides-with-the-rna-models-of-the-30s-subunit-a-site
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Maciej Jasiński, Marta Kulik, Monika Wojciechowska, Ryszard Stolarski, Joanna Trylska
Synthetic oligonucleotides targeting functional regions of the prokaryotic rRNA could be promising antimicrobial agents. Indeed, such oligonucleotides were proven to inhibit bacterial growth. 2'-O-methylated (2'-O-Me) oligoribonucleotides with a sequence complementary to the decoding site in 16S rRNA were reported as inhibitors of bacterial translation. However, the binding mode and structures of the formed complexes, as well as the level of selectivity of the oligonucleotides between the prokaryotic and eukaryotic target, were not determined...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323530/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-raw-milk-and-raw-milk-cheese-in-egypt
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Rabee A Ombarak, Atsushi Hinenoya, Abdel-Rahman M Elbagory, Shinji Yamasaki
The goal of this study was to examine antimicrobial resistance and characterize the implicated genes in 222 isolates of Escherichia coli from 187 samples of raw milk and the two most popular cheeses in Egypt. E. coli isolates were tested for susceptibility to 12 antimicrobials by a disk diffusion method. Among the 222 E. coli isolates, 66 (29.7%) were resistant to one or more antimicrobials, and half of these resistant isolates showed a multidrug resistance phenotype (resistance to at least three different drug classes)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313532/a-label-free-versatile-and-low-background-chemiluminescence-aptasensing-strategy-based-on-gold-nanocluster-catalysis-combined-with-the-separation-of-magnetic-beads
#3
Yueyue Yao, Xiuzhong Wang, Wenna Duan, Feng Li
A label-free, versatile and low-background chemiluminescence (CL) sensing strategy based on gold nanocluster catalysis combined with the separation of magnetic beads (MBs) was developed. Kanamycin was selected as the target analyte to exhibit the analytical performance of this platform. Two single-stranded DNA (named DNA1 and DNA2) are ingeniously designed. DNA1, containing an aptamer sequence of the targets, was firstly immobilized on the MBs which were modified with many amino groups by amidation reaction...
January 9, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311078/in-vitro-drug-susceptibility-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-for-amikacin-kanamycin-and-capreomycin
#4
J A Dijkstra, T van der Laan, O W Akkerman, M S Bolhuis, W C M de Lange, J G W Kosterink, T S van der Werf, J W C Alffenaar, D van Soolingen
Amikacin, kanamycin and capreomycin are listed among the most important 2nd line drugs for multidrug resistant tuberculosis. Although amikacin and kanamycin are administered in the same dose and show the same pharmacokinetics, they have different WHO breakpoints suggesting that the two drugs have a different minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC). The aim of this paper was to investigate possible differences in MIC between the aminoglycosides and capreomycin.Using the direct concentration method, a concentration range of amikacin, kanamycin and capreomycin (0...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310232/electrochemical-aptasensor-for-multi-antibiotics-detection-based-on-endonuclease-and-exonuclease-assisted-dual-recycling-amplification-strategy
#5
Shengfeng Huang, Ning Gan, Tianhua Li, You Zhou, Yuting Cao, Youren Dong
An ultrasensitive electrochemical aptasensor for multiplex antibiotics detection based on endonuclease and exonuclease assisted dual recycling amplification strategy was proposed. Kanamycin and chloramphenicol were selected as candidates. Firstly, aptamers of the antibiotics were immobilized on bar A and then binding with their endonuclease labeled complementary DNA strands to construct enzyme-cleavage probes. Secondly, The nano zirconium-metal organic framework (NMOF) particles with 1,4-benzene-dicarboxylate (BDC) as linker was defined as UiO-66...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304389/the-expression-of-oxidative-stress-response-genes-is-modulated-by-a-combination-of-resveratrol-and-n-acetylcysteine-to-ameliorate-ototoxicity-in-the-rat-cochlea
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Fernando García-Alcántara, Silvia Murillo-Cuesta, Sara Pulido, Jose M Bermúdez-Muñoz, Raquel Martínez-Vega, Marta Milo, Isabel Varela-Nieto, Teresa Rivera
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are used widely in medicine despite their ototoxic side-effects. Oxidative stress and inflammation are key mechanisms determining the extent and severity of the damage. Here we evaluate the protective effect of a treatment with resveratrol plus N-acetylcysteine on the ototoxic actions of kanamycin and furosemide in the rat. Resveratrol (10 mg/kg) and N-acetylcysteine (400 mg/kg) were administered together to Wistar rats on 5 consecutive days. The second day, a concentrated solution of kanamycin and furosemide was placed on the round window to induce ototoxicity...
December 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297444/renal-function-of-mdr-tb-patients-treated-with-kanamycin-regimens-or-concomitantly-with-antiretroviral-agents
#7
E L Sagwa, N Ruswa, F Mavhunga, T Rennie, A Mengistu, T T Mekonen, H G M Leufkens, A K Mantel-Teeuwisse
SETTING: To compare renal insufficiency among multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients treated with kanamycin (KM) based regimens and those treated concomitantly with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) or other antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens in Namibia. DESIGN: Retrospective review of the treatment records and laboratory tests of patients initiated on MDR-TB treatment (January-December 2014). The glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) estimated pre- and post-treatment were compared using the analysis of variance test...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290451/major-diseases-extensive-misuse-and-high-antimicrobial-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-large-and-small-scale-dairy-cattle-farms-in-jordan
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Mohammad M Obaidat, Alaa E Bani Salman, Margaret A Davis, Amira A Roess
This study aimed to determine the major diseases, antimicrobial use, and resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in dairy cattle in Jordan. Forty-three (large, n = 21; small, n = 22) farms were surveyed. A validated questionnaire was administered to the herdsmen to elicit information about disease prevalence, antimicrobial knowledge, and antimicrobial use. In addition, fecal samples were collected from 5 lactating animals on each farm. A total of 520 E. coli isolates were tested for resistance to 12 antimicrobials...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285485/a-novel-prokaryotic-green-fluorescent-protein-expression-system-for-testing-gene-editing-tools-activity-like-zinc-finger-nuclease
#9
Faezeh Sabzehei, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Mansoureh Shahbazi Dastjerdeh, Hossein Khanahmad, Rasoul Salehi, Shamsi Naderi, Razieh Taghizadeh, Parisa Rabiei, Zahra Hejazi, Laleh Shariati
Background: Gene editing technology has created a revolution in the field of genome editing. The three of the most famous tools in gene editing technology are zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases, clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), and CRISPR-associated systems. As their predictable nature, it is necessary to assess their efficiency. There are some methods for this purpose, but most of them are time labor and complicated...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284687/a-standardised-method-for-interpreting-the-association-between-mutations-and-phenotypic-drug-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Paolo Miotto, Belay Tessema, Elisa Tagliani, Leonid Chindelevitch, Angela M Starks, Claudia Emerson, Debra Hanna, Peter S Kim, Richard Liwski, Matteo Zignol, Christopher Gilpin, Stefan Niemann, Claudia M Denkinger, Joy Fleming, Robin M Warren, Derrick Crook, James Posey, Sebastien Gagneux, Sven Hoffner, Camilla Rodrigues, Iñaki Comas, David M Engelthaler, Megan Murray, David Alland, Leen Rigouts, Christoph Lange, Keertan Dheda, Rumina Hasan, Uma Devi K Ranganathan, Ruth McNerney, Matthew Ezewudo, Daniela M Cirillo, Marco Schito, Claudio U Köser, Timothy C Rodwell
A clear understanding of the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis is required to accelerate the development of rapid drug susceptibility testing methods based on genetic sequence.Raw genotype-phenotype correlation data were extracted as part of a comprehensive systematic review to develop a standardised analytical approach for interpreting resistance associated mutations for rifampicin, isoniazid, ofloxacin/levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, amikacin, kanamycin, capreomycin, streptomycin, ethionamide/prothionamide and pyrazinamide...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282012/comparison-of-line-probe-assay-to-bactec-mgit-960-system-for-susceptibility-testing-of-first-and-second-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-in-a-referral-laboratory-in-south-africa
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Nontuthuko E Maningi, Lesibana A Malinga, John F Antiabong, Ruth M Lekalakala, Nontombi M Mbelle
BACKGROUND: The incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing and the emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a major challenge. Controlling resistance, reducing transmission and improving treatment outcomes in MDR/XDR-TB patients is reliant on susceptibility testing. Susceptibility testing using phenotypic methods is labour intensive and time-consuming. Alternative methods, such as molecular assays are easier to perform and have a rapid turn-around time...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262319/citrobacter-rodentium-relies-on-commensals-for-colonization-of-the-colonic-mucosa
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Caroline Mullineaux-Sanders, James W Collins, David Ruano-Gallego, Maayan Levy, Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Izabela T Glegola-Madejska, Agnes M Sågfors, Joshua L C Wong, Eran Elinav, Valerie F Crepin, Gad Frankel
We investigated the role of commensals at the peak of infection with the colonic mouse pathogen Citrobacter rodentium. Bioluminescent and kanamycin (Kan)-resistant C. rodentium persisted avirulently in the cecal lumen of mice continuously treated with Kan. A single Kan treatment was sufficient to displace C. rodentium from the colonic mucosa, a phenomenon not observed following treatment with vancomycin (Van) or metronidazole (Met). Kan, Van, and Met induce distinct dysbiosis, suggesting C. rodentium relies on specific commensals for colonic colonization...
December 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258622/nasal-colonization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-staphylococcus-aureus-among-pre-school-children-in-ethiopia
#13
Alemayehu Reta, Moges Wubie, Getnet Mekuria
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the bacterium that can asymptomatically colonize the human upper respiratory tract (i.e. nose and throat). Carriage of S. aureus, including methicillin resistant S. aureus, is common to children. The aim at this study was to determine the nasal colonization, associated factors and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of S. aureus isolates among pre-school children in Debre Markos town. METHODS: Institutional-based cross sectional study was conducted...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247728/glycine-rich-loop-encompassing-active-site-at-interface-of-hexameric-m-tuberculosis-eis-protein-contributes-to-its-structural-stability-and-activity
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Shashi Anand, Charu Sharma
RvEis is a crucial thermostable hexameric aminoglycoside acetyltransferase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, overexpression of which confers Kanamycin resistance in clinical strains. The thermostability associated with hexameric RvEis is important for the enhanced intracellular survival of mycobacteria. However, the structural determinants responsible for its thermal stability remain unexplored. In this study, we have assessed the role of glycines of conserved glycine-rich motif (G123GIYG127) present at the oligomeric interface in the hydrophobic core of RvEis in sustenance of its structural stability, oligomerization and functional activity...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246648/human-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-for-damaged-cochlea-repair-in-nod-scid-mice-deafened-with-kanamycin
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Simone Bettini, Valeria Franceschini, Laura Astolfi, Edi Simoni, Benedetta Mazzanti, Alessandro Martini, Roberto P Revoltella
BACKGROUND: Kanamycin, mainly used in the treatment of drug-resistant-tuberculosis, is known to cause irreversible hearing loss. Using the xeno-transplant model, we compared both in vitro and in vivo characteristics of human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) derived from adult tissues, bone marrow (BM-MSCs) and adipose tissue (ADSCs). These tissues were selected for their availability, in vitro multipotency and regenerative potential in vivo in kanamycin-deafened nod-scid mice. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from informed donors and expanded ex vivo...
December 12, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243494/does-subinhibitory-concentrations-of-clinically-important-antibiotic-induce-biofilm-production-of-enterococcus-faecium-strains
#16
Fatma Neslihan Yuksel, Neslihan Taskale Karatug, Mustafa Akcelik
Biofilm structures are the most resistant form of active microorganisms against sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization processes. One of the specific properties of biofilm is the development of antibiotic resistance that can be up to 1,000-fold greater than planktonic cells. Enterococcus faecium is a human pathogen that causes nosocomial bacteremia and at the present time, it is well known that most of the chronic infections are biofilm-based. Recent evidence suggested that subinhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs) of antibiotics have an important role in the evolution of antibiotic resistance and induction on biofilm formation...
December 15, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243150/characterization-of-multiple-antibiotic-resistance-of-culturable-microorganisms-and-metagenomic-analysis-of-total-microbial-diversity-of-marine-fish-sold-in-retail-shops-in-mumbai-india
#17
Onkar A Naik, Ravindranath Shashidhar, Devashish Rath, Jayant R Bandekar, Archana Rath
Marine fish species were analyzed for culturable and total metagenomic microbial diversity, antibiotic resistance (AR) pattern, and horizontal gene transfer in culturable microorganisms. We observed a high AR microbial load of 3 to 4 log CFU g-1. Many fish pathogens like Providencia, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter, Vagococcus, and Aeromonas veronii were isolated. Photobacterium and Vibrio were two major fish and human pathogens which were identified in the fish metagenome. Other pathogens that were identified were Shewanella, Acinetobacter, Psychrobacter, and Flavobacterium...
December 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243041/cre-loxp-mediated-multicopy-integration-of-the-mevalonate-operon-into-the-genome-of-methylobacterium-extorquens-am1
#18
Wei-Fan Liang, Ming-Yang Sun, Lan-Yu Cui, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing
Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 is the model strain for methylotrophic bacteria that metabolize methanol as the sole carbon and energy source. Genetically modified M. extorquens AM1 is used as a methylotrophic cell factory (MeCF) for high value-added chemical production. We tested the Cre-loxP recombination system for its ability to mediate multicopy gene integration of the mvt3 operon (mvt3) in M. extorquens AM1. mvt3 controls the expression of the first three enzymes of the mevalonate synthesis pathway. We assayed for Cre-mediated multigene integration by screening for multicopy mutants via their survival in culture with a high kanamycin concentration (600 μg/mL)...
December 15, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242075/molecular-drug-resistance-profiles-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-sputum-specimens-using-ion-semiconductor-sequencing
#19
Joonhong Park, Woori Jang, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, So Youn Shin, Kuhn Park, Myung Sook Kim, Soyoung Shin
The increasing burden of multidrug resistant (MDR)-TB, defined by resistance to rifampin (RFP) and isoniazid (INH), and extensively drug resistant-TB, defined by MDR-TB with additional resistance to fluoroquinolones (FQs) and more than one second-line injectable drug, is a serious impediment to global TB control. We evaluated the feasibility of full-length gene analysis including inhA, katG, rpoB, pncA, rpsL embB, eis, and gyrA using a semiconductor NGS with the Ion AmpliSeq TB panel to directly analyse 34 sputum specimens confirmed by phenotypic DST: INH, RFP, ethambutol (EMB), pyrazinamide (PZA), amikacin, kanamycin, streptomycin (SM), FQs including ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and levofloxacin...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240635/the-etiology-of-male-urethral-discharge-in-zimbabwe-results-from-the-zimbabwe-sti-etiology-study
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Cornelis A Rietmeijer, More Mungati, Anna Machiha, Owen Mugurungi, Vitalis Kupara, Luanne Rodgers, Peter H Kilmarx, Amy Herman Roloff, Elizabeth Gonese, Beth A Tippett-Barr, Gerald Shambira, David A Lewis, H Hunter Handsfield, Mufuta Tshimanga
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are managed syndromically in most developing countries. In Zimbabwe, men presenting with urethral discharge are treated with a single intramuscular dose of kanamycin or ceftriaxone in combination with a week's course of oral doxycycline. This study was designed to assess the current etiology of urethral discharge and other STIs to inform current syndromic management regimens. METHODS: We conducted a study among 200 men with urethral discharge presenting at 6 regionally diverse STI clinics in Zimbabwe...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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