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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774212/alkaline-peptone-water-based-enrichment-method-for-mcr-3-from-acute-diarrheic-outpatient-gut-samples
#1
Qiaoling Sun, Yanyan Hu, Hongwei Zhou, Lingbin Shu, Hanyu Wang, Zixian Huang, Rong Zhang
A third plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene, mcr-3 , is increasingly being reported in Enterobacteriaceae and Aeromonas spp. from animals and humans. To investigate the molecular epidemiology of mcr in the gut flora of Chinese outpatients, 152 stool specimens were randomly collected from outpatients in our hospital from May to June, 2017. Stool specimens enriched in alkaline peptone water or Luria-Bertani (LB) broth were screened for mcr-1, mcr-2 , and mcr-3 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691340/extensive-gene-amplification-as-a-mechanism-for-piperacillin-tazobactam-resistance-in-escherichia-coli
#2
Lisa M Schechter, David P Creely, Cherilyn D Garner, Dee Shortridge, Hoan Nguyen, Lei Chen, Blake M Hanson, Erica Sodergren, George M Weinstock, W Michael Dunne, Alex van Belkum, Shana R Leopold
Although the TEM-1 β-lactamase (BlaTEM-1 ) hydrolyzes penicillins and narrow-spectrum cephalosporins, organisms expressing this enzyme are typically susceptible to β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations such as piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP). However, our previous work led to the discovery of 28 clinical isolates of Escherichia coli resistant to TZP that contained only bla TEM-1 One of these isolates, E. coli 907355, was investigated further in this study. E. coli 907355 exhibited significantly higher β-lactamase activity and BlaTEM-1 protein levels when grown in the presence of subinhibitory concentrations of TZP...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679312/efficient-production-of-secretory-streptomyces-clavuligerus-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitory-protein-blip-in-pichia-pastoris
#3
Kin-Ho Law, Man-Wah Tsang, Yuk-Ki Wong, Ming-San Tsang, Pui-Yee Lau, Kwok-Yin Wong, Kwok-Ping Ho, Yun-Chung Leung
β-Lactamase inhibitory protein (BLIP), a low molecular weight protein from Streptomyces clavuligerus, has a wide range of potential applications in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry because of its tight interaction with and potent inhibition on clinically important class A β-lactamases. To meet the demands for considerable amount of highly pure BLIP, this study aimed at developing an efficient expression system in eukaryotic Pichia pastoris (a methylotrophic yeast) for production of BLIP...
April 20, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666765/characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-in-haemophilus-parasuis-isolated-from-pigs-in-china
#4
Yongda Zhao, Lili Guo, Jie Li, Xianhui Huang, Binghu Fang
Background: Haemophilus parasuis is a common porcine respiratory pathogen that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality in farmed swine. We performed a molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes harbored by H. parasuis from pig farms in China. Methods: We screened 143 H. parasuis isolates for antimicrobial susceptibility against six fluoroquinolone antibiotics testing by the broth microdilution method, and the presence of 64 antimicrobial resistance genes by PCR amplification and DNA sequence analysis...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611382/recent-increase-in-the-incidence-of-tem-135-%C3%AE-lactamase-harboring-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-korea
#5
John Hoon Rim, Hyunsoo Kim, Hyukmin Lee, Dongeun Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee
BACKGROUND: We investigated the molecular epidemiological characteristics and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG) isolates to monitor the change in distribution of bla(TEM) in Korea. METHODS: We collected 804 PPNG isolates from diverse hospitals and clinics mainly located in Seoul, Korea, over a period of 11 years (2005-2015). Isolate susceptibility to seven antimicrobials was determined using the agar dilution test...
July 2018: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595947/unique-fluorescent-probe-molecule-for-bacterial-surface-localization-and-resistant-enzyme-imaging
#6
Hui Ling Chan, Linna Lyu, Junxin Aw, Wenmin Zhang, Juan Li, Huang-Hao Yang, Hirohito Hayashi, Shunsuke Chiba, Bengang Xing
Emergence of antibiotic bacterial resistance has caused serious clinical issues worldwide due to increasingly difficult treatment. Development of a specific approach for selective visualization of resistant bacteria will be highly significant for clinical investigations to promote timely diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infections. In this article, we present an effective method that not only is able to selectively recognize drug resistant AmpC β-lactamases enzyme, but more importantly, is able to interact with bacterial cell wall components resulting in a desired localization effect on the bacterial surface...
March 29, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568427/nanomolar-small-molecule-detection-using-a-genetically-encoded-129-xe-nmr-contrast-agent
#7
B W Roose, S D Zemerov, I J Dmochowski
Genetically encoded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents enable non-invasive detection of specific biomarkers in vivo . Here, we employed the hyper-CEST129 Xe NMR technique to quantify maltose (32 nM to 1 mM) through its modulation of conformational change and xenon exchange in maltose binding protein (MBP). Remarkably, no hyper-CEST signal was observed for MBP in the absence of maltose, making MBP an ultrasensitive "smart" contrast agent. The resonance frequency of129 Xe bound to MBP was greatly downfield-shifted (Δ δ = 95 ppm) from the129 Xe(aq) peak, which facilitated detection in E...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566229/involvement-of-ampg-in-mediating-a-dynamic-relationship-between-serine-beta-lactamase-induction-and-biofilm-forming-ability-of-escherichia-coli
#8
Dhriti Mallik, Shilpa Pal, Anindya S Ghosh
AmpG permease is implicated both in beta-lactamase induction as well as peptidoglycan recycling in enterobacterial isolates. Here, physiological studies using molecular genetics show that deletion of AmpG permease dramatically increases beta-lactam susceptibility even in the presence of AmpC, TEM-1 and OXA beta-lactamases. Also, there is an appreciable decrease in the biofilm forming ability of strains lacking this protein. Expression of this permease in excess probably compromises the integrity of the bacterial cells, leading to cell lysis...
March 16, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563901/genetic-environment-of-bla-tem-1-bla-ctx-m-15-bla-cmy-42-and-characterization-of-integrons-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-an-indian-urban-aquatic-environment
#9
Nambram S Singh, Neelja Singhal, Jugsharan S Virdi
The presence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) including those expressing ESBLs and AmpC-β-lactamases in Escherichia coli inhabiting the aquatic environments is a serious health problem. The situation is further complicated by the fact that ARGs can be easily transferred among bacterial species with the help of mobile genetic elements - plasmids, integrons, insertion sequences (IS), and transposons. Therefore, the analysis of genetic environment and mobile genetic elements associated with ARGs is important as these provide useful information about the epidemiology of these genes...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558475/molecular-epidemiology-and-drug-resistant-mechanism-in-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-pediatric-patients-in-shanghai-china
#10
Xingyu Zhang, Di Chen, Guifeng Xu, Weichun Huang, Xing Wang
Infection by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) is a public health challenge worldwide, in particular among children, which was associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. There was limited data in pediatric populations, thus this study aimed to investigate molecular epidemiology and drug resistant mechanism of CR-KP strains from pediatric patients in Shanghai, China. A total of 41 clinical CR-KP isolates from sputum, urine, blood or drainage fluid were collected between July 2014 and May 2015 in Shanghai Children's Medical Center...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527530/structural-and-mechanistic-basis-for-extended-spectrum-drug-resistance-mutations-in-altering-the-specificity-of-tem-ctx-m-and-kpc-%C3%AE-lactamases
#11
REVIEW
Timothy Palzkill
The most common mechanism of resistance to β-lactam antibiotics in Gram-negative bacteria is the production of β-lactamases that hydrolyze the drugs. Class A β-lactamases are serine active-site hydrolases that include the common TEM, CTX-M, and KPC enzymes. The TEM enzymes readily hydrolyze penicillins and older cephalosporins. Oxyimino-cephalosporins, such as cefotaxime and ceftazidime, however, are poor substrates for TEM-1 and were introduced, in part, to circumvent β-lactamase-mediated resistance. Nevertheless, the use of these antibiotics has lead to evolution of numerous variants of TEM with mutations that significantly increase the hydrolysis of the newer cephalosporins...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503800/prevalence-of-fecal-carriage-of-ctx-m-15-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-healthy-children-from-a-rural-andean-village-in-venezuela
#12
María Araque, Indira Labrador
Objectives: Antimicrobial resistant extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) have been shown to be present in healthy communities. This study examined healthy children from the rural Andean village of Llano del Hato, Mérida, Venezuela, who have had little or no antibiotic exposure to determine the prevalence of fecal carriage of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC). Methods: A total of 78 fecal samples were collected in healthy children aged from 1 to 5 years...
January 2018: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477271/virtual-target-screening-reveals-rosmarinic-acid-and-salvianolic-acid-a-inhibiting-metallo-and-serine-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Zhu-Jun Yu, Sha Liu, Shu Zhou, Hui Li, Fan Yang, Ling-Ling Yang, Yong Wu, Li Guo, Guo-Bo Li
Rosmarinic acid (RA), a polyphenolic phytochemical, has broad-spectrum biological and pharmacological activity. A virtual target screening method termed IFPTarget combined with enzyme inhibition assays led to the identification of the clinically relevant metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) VIM-2 as one of unexploited targets of RA. The enzyme kinetic studies indicated that RA is a fully reversible, substrate-competitive VIM-2 inhibitor. The isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) analyses revealed that the initial binding of RA to VIM-2 is mainly due to enthalpy contribution...
April 1, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434938/genetic-characterization-and-in-vitro-activity-of-antimicrobial-combinations-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-from-a-general-hospital-in-china
#14
Fang Chen, Ling Wang, Min Wang, Yixin Xie, Xiaomeng Xia, Xianping Li, Yanhua Liu, Wei Cao, Tingting Zhang, Pengling Li, Min Yang
The present study aimed to develop a rational therapy based on the genetic epidemiology, molecular mechanism evaluation and in vitro antibiotic combinations activity in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB). MDRAB was screened by the Kirby-Bauer method. The random amplified polymorphic DNA technique was used to establish genetic fingerprinting, and a series of resistance genes were detected by polymerase chain reaction. Antimicrobial agents including amikacin (AK), cefoperazone/sulbactam (SCF I/II), meropenem (MEM), minocycline (MINO) and ciprofloxacin (CIP) were used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and interactions between antibiotics by the broth microdilution method and chequerboard assays...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433582/the-frequency-of-klebsiella-pneumonia-encoding-genes-for-ctx-m-tem-1-and-shv-1-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-enzymes-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infection
#15
Masomeh Dehshiri, Seyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Mohammad Zoladl, Seyed Abdolmajid Khosravani, Najmeh Parhizgari, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Soheyla Jahedi, Asghar Sharifi
BACKGROUND: The extended- spectrum β-lactamase producing bacteria are widely spread worldwide. The productions of these enzymes cause bacterial resistance to a wide range of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to investigated the frequency of K. pneumonia encoding genes for CTX-M, TEM-1 and SHV-1 extended-spectrum beta lactamases enzymes isolated from urinary tract infection. METHODS: This study is cross-sectional study. All K. pneumonia isolates from urine samples, which had grown on media culture more than 105 were delivered to the medical microbiology laboratory...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321962/mutual-influence-of-secondary-and-key-drug-resistance-mutations-on-catalytic-properties-and-thermal-stability-of-tem-type-%C3%AE-lactamases
#16
Vitaly Grigorenko, Igor Uporov, Maya Rubtsova, Irina Andreeva, Dmitrii Shcherbinin, Alexander Veselovsky, Oksana Serova, Maria Ulyashova, Igor Ishtubaev, Alexey Egorov
Highly mutable β-lactamases are responsible for the ability of Gram-negative bacteria to resist β-lactam antibiotics. Using site-directed mutagenesis technique, we have produced in vitro a number of recombinant analogs of naturally occurring TEM-type β-lactamases, bearing the secondary substitution Q39K and key mutations related to the extended-spectrum (E104K, R164S) and inhibitor-resistant (M69V) β-lactamases. The mutation Q39K alone was found to be neutral and hardly affected the catalytic properties of β-lactamases...
January 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310399/blaoxa-23-like-and-blatem-rather-than-blaoxa-51-like-contributed-to-a-high-level-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-xi-an-china
#17
Lei Han, Jine Lei, Jiru Xu, Shaoshan Han
Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the major threats in clinical infections due to its antibiotic resistance ability. It shows increasing resistance to carbapenems, mainly due to β-lactamase mediated mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate carbapenem resistance (CR) profiles and analyze β-lactamases genes composition of clinical A. baumannii strains from a teaching hospital in Xi'an. The resistance patterns to imipenem and meropenem were checked for 51 clinical A. baumannii strains. The existence of 15 β-lactamases genes was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the positive genes were sequenced...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274802/susceptibility-testing-and-detection-of-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance-mechanisms-in-enterobacteriaceae-a-multicentre-national-proficiency-study
#18
María Díez-Aguilar, María-Carmen Conejo, María-Isabel Morosini, Núria Tormo Palop, Concepción Gimeno, Rafael Cantón, Álvaro Pascual
A nationwide study was developed to evaluate the ability of 60 Spanish clinical microbiology laboratories to predict the underlying β-lactam resistance mechanisms of 12 Enterobacteriaceae strains (CCS01-CCS12). Results obtained by two reference laboratories were compared with those reported by the participant laboratories that used their own routine susceptibility testing methodology. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) interpretive criteria were used in 53.3% of centres, whilst 46.7% used European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) criteria...
April 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259044/deciphering-multifactorial-resistance-phenotypes-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-by-genomics-and-targeted-label-free-proteomics
#19
Tiphaine Cecchini, Eun-Jeong Yoon, Yannick Charretier, Chloé Bardet, Corinne Beaulieu, Xavier Lacoux, Jean-Denis Docquier, Jerome Lemoine, Patrice Courvalin, Catherine Grillot-Courvalin, Jean-Philippe Charrier
Resistance to β-lactams in Acinetobacter baumannii involves various mechanisms. To decipher them, whole genome sequencing (WGS) and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) were complemented by mass spectrometry (MS) in selected reaction monitoring mode (SRM) in 39 clinical isolates. The targeted label-free proteomic approach enabled, in one hour and using a single method, the quantitative detection of 16 proteins associated with antibiotic resistance: eight acquired β-lactamases ( i.e. GES, NDM-1, OXA-23, OXA-24, OXA-58, PER, TEM-1, and VEB), two resident β-lactamases ( i...
March 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244831/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-clinical-enterobacter-cloacae-bloodstream-isolates-in-shanghai-china
#20
Su Wang, Shu-Zhen Xiao, Fei-Fei Gu, Jin Tang, Xiao-Kui Guo, Yu-Xing Ni, Jie-Ming Qu, Li-Zhong Han
BACKGROUND: Enterobacter cloacae is a major nosocomial pathogen causing bloodstream infections. We retrospectively conducted a study to assess antimicrobial susceptibility and phylogenetic relationships of E. cloacae bloodstream isolates in two tertiary university-affiliated hospitals in Shanghai, in order to facilitate managements of E. cloacae bloodstream infections and highlight some unknowns for future prevention. METHODS: Fifty-three non-duplicate E. cloacae bloodstream isolates were consecutively collected from 2013 to 2016...
2017: PloS One
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