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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326010/genomics-of-corynebacterium-striatum-an-emerging-multi-drug-resistant-pathogen-of-immunocompromised-patients
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Kathleen Nudel, Xiaomin Zhao, Sankha Basu, Xiaoxi Dong, Maria Hoffmann, Michael Feldgarden, Marc Allard, Michael Klompas, Lynn Bry
OBJECTIVES: Corynebacterium striatum is an emerging multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogen of immunocompromised and chronically ill patients. The objective of these studies was to provide a detailed genomic analysis of disease causing C. striatum and determine the genomic drivers of resistance and resistance-gene transmission. METHODS: A multi-institutional and prospective pathogen genomics program flagged seven MDR C. striatum infections occurring close in time, and specifically in immunocompromised patients with underlying respiratory diseases...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325326/-investigation-of-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-in-gut-bacteria-from-patients-with-acute-diarrheal
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Y Li, W J Yan, S Q Liu
Objective: To investigate the presence of colistin resistance gene mcr in gut bacteria from patients with acute diarrhea. Methods: Fresh stool samples were collected from 150 outpatients with acute diarrhea in the intestinal clinic of Henan Provincial People's Hospital, and were directly detected for the presence of mcr by PCR after enrichment in the broth.The mcr-producing bacteria were further isolated and identified by MALDI-TOF MS (Bruker Biotyper). Antimicrobial susceptibility of these isolates was conducted by micro-broth dilution method...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318461/ceftriaxone-promotes-the-emergence-of-ampc-overproducing-enterobacteriaceae-in-gut-microbiota-from-hospitalized-patients
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Victoire de Lastours, Tiphaine Goulenok, François Guérin, Hervé Jacquier, Cindy Eyma, Françoise Chau, Vincent Cattoir, Bruno Fantin
Epidemiological data suggest that ceftriaxone may promote the emergence of commensal AmpC-overproducing Enterobacteriaceae because of a high biliary excretion. We tested this hypothesis in hospitalized patients either treated by ceftriaxone alone or receiving no antibiotics. Hospitalized patients with no previous antibiotics or hospitalization in the last 3 months, treated only with ceftriaxone, were prospectively included. For each ceftriaxone-treated patient, a control patient receiving no antibiotics was included...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310582/identification-of-uncommon-oral-yeasts-from-cancer-patients-by-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry
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Narges Aslani, Ghasem Janbabaei, Mahdi Abastabar, Jacques F Meis, Mahasti Babaeian, Sadegh Khodavaisy, Teun Boekhout, Hamid Badali
BACKGROUND: Opportunistic infections due to Candida species occur frequently in cancer patients because of their inherent immunosuppression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the epidemiology of yeast species from the oral cavity of patients during treatment for oncological and haematological malignancies. METHODS: MALDI-TOF was performed to identify yeasts isolated from the oral cavity of 350 cancer patients. Moreover, antifungal susceptibility testing was performed in according to CLSI guidelines (M27-A3)...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304738/chemical-hybridizing-agent-sq-1-induced-male-sterility-in-triticum-aestivum-l-a-comparative-analysis-of-the-anther-proteome
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Hongzhan Liu, Gaisheng Zhang, Junsheng Wang, Jingjing Li, Yulong Song, Lin Qiao, Na Niu, Junwei Wang, Shoucai Ma, Lili Li
BACKGROUND: Heterosis is widely used to increase the yield of many crops. However, as wheat is a self-pollinating crop, hybrid breeding is not so successful in this organism. Even though male sterility induced by chemical hybridizing agents is an important aspect of crossbreeding, the mechanisms by which these agents induce male sterility in wheat is not well understood. RESULTS: We performed proteomic analyses using the wheat Triticum aestivum L.to identify those proteins involved in physiological male sterility (PHYMS) induced by the chemical hybridizing agent CHA SQ-1...
January 5, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285017/comparative-proteomics-analysis-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-strains-in-response-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins
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Sunanta Nabu, Ratana Lawung, Patcharee Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Supamas Dolprasit, Sineenart Sengyee, Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya, Virapong Prachayasittikul
Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains displaying reduced susceptibility and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are major public health concerns. Although resistance mechanisms of ESCs have extensively been studied, the proteome-wide investigation on the biological response to the antibiotic stress is still limited. Herein, a proteomics approach based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS analysis was applied to investigate the global protein expression under ESC stresses of ESC-susceptible and ESC-reduced susceptible N...
2017: EXCLI Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281884/binary-colloidal-crystal-layers-as-platforms-for-surface-patterning-of-puroindoline-based-antimicrobial-peptides
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Andrew Boden, Mrinal Bhave, Peng-Yuan Wang, Snehal R Jadhav, Peter Kingshott
The ability of bacteria to form biofilms and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains has prompted the need to develop the next-generation of antibacterial coatings. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are showing promise as molecules that can address these issues, especially if used when immobilized as a surface coating. We present a method that explores how surface patterns together with the selective immobilization of an AMP called PuroA (FPVTWRWWKWWKG-NH2) can be used to both kill bacteria, but also as a tool to study bacterial attachment mechanisms...
December 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280153/methods-for-identification-and-differentiation-of-different-shewanella-spp-isolates-for-diagnostic-use
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V Jung-Schroers, A Jung, M Ryll, J Bauer, F Teitge, D Steinhagen
Shewanella spp. are Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacteria that are widely distributed in marine and freshwater environments. The bacteria are present in the physiological microflora of fish from temperate waters and are known as fish spoilage species. From clinically healthy fish and from fish with skin ulcerations, Shewanella spp. is regularly isolated, indicating a possible role as fish pathogen. In this study, 74 isolates of Shewanella spp. were analysed. For species identification, biochemical techniques, 16S rRNA sequencing, MALDI-TOF MS and the Sherlock Microbial Identification System (MIS) based on the composition of fatty acid ethyl esters were compared...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279453/evaluation-of-the-filmarray-blood-culture-identification-panel-in-detecting-pathogenic-microorganisms-from-positive-blood-cultures-the-first-clinical-report-in-japan
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Kyoichi Saito, Shiro Endo, Makoto Katsumi, Chiyuki Ishizawa, Yuko Fujikawa, Shinya Inomata, Masahiro Toyokawa, Mitsuo Kaku
  The FilmArray (FA) is a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based desktop microbial detection system. The Blood Culture Identification (BCID) panel is an adaptable panel for the FA, which diagnoses sepsis or/and systemic infections by detecting 14 bacterial species, 4 bacterial genera, 1 bacterial family, 5 yeast species, and 3 antimicrobial resistance genes (mecA, KPC, and vanA/B) from positive blood cultures within 1 hour. We retrospectively evaluated the FA-BCID panel, using 54 positive blood cultures, from which 57 bacteria and 3 yeasts were identified through matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis...
December 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274469/reduced-susceptibility-of-enterococcus-spp-isolates-from-cairo-university-hospital-to-tigecycline-highlight-on-the-influence-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Reem Mostafa Hassan, Doaa Mohammad Ghaith, Dalia Kadry Ismail, Mai Mahmoud Zafer
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of reduced susceptibility to tigecycline (TIG) is increasing. This study aimed to analyse the in vitro activity of TIG against Enterococcus spp. isolates recovered from hospitalised patients and to evaluate the effect of omeprazole on the in vitro antimicrobial activity of TIG against several enterococcal species. METHODS: A total of 67 Enterococcus clinical isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF/MS and multiplex PCR. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of TIG alone and in combination with omeprazole (10, 30 and 60mg/L) were determined by broth microdilution...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272955/laribacter-hongkongensis-clinical-presentation-epidemiology-and-treatment-a-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-the-first-case-in-denmark
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Anne Line Engsbro, Karen Leth Nielsen, Mads Hornum, Leif Percival Andersen
BACKGROUND: Laribacter hongkongensis is an emerging pathogen related to gastroenteritis that can cause invasive and even fatal disease. The aim of this review is to describe the clinical presentation, epidemiology, treatment options and implications for the clinical microbiology laboratory. METHODS: We searched Pubmed using the term Laribacter hongkongensis with limitations human and language English, and identified 35 publications with eight reports on human cases...
December 22, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228202/activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-problem-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-the-uk-2015-16
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David M Livermore, Danièle Meunier, Katie L Hopkins, Michel Doumith, Robert Hill, Rachel Pike, Peter Staves, Neil Woodford
Background: Ceftazidime/avibactam combines an established oxyimino-cephalosporin with the first diazabicyclooctane β-lactamase inhibitor to enter clinical use. We reviewed its activity against Gram-negative isolates, predominantly from the UK, referred for resistance investigation in the first year of routine testing, beginning in July 2015. Methods: Isolates were as received from referring laboratories; there is a bias to submit those with suspected carbapenem resistance...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225047/maldi-tof-ms-analysis-as-a-useful-tool-for-an-identification-of-legionella-pneumophila-a-facultatively-pathogenic-bacterium-interacting-with-free-living-amoebae-a-case-study-from-water-supply-system-of-hospitals-in-bratislava-slovakia
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Katarína Trnková, Martina Kotrbancová, Margita Špaleková, Miriam Fulová, Jana Boledovičová, Matej Vesteg
Legionellae, i.e. Legionella pneumophila, are human bacterial hydrophilic facultative pathogens causing pneumonia (Legionnaires' disease). Free-living amoebae (FLA) can serve as natural hosts and thus as reservoirs of many amoebae-resistant bacteria. An encysted amoeba can contribute to the resistance of intracellular L. pneumophila to various chemical and physical treatments. Humans can be infected by droplets containing bacteria from an environmental source or human-made devices such as shower heads, bathtubs, air-conditioning units or whirlpools...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223009/influence-of-spermatozoal-lipidomic-profile-on-the-cryoresistance-of-frozen-spermatozoa-from-stallions
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T Cabrera, C Ramires-Neto, K R A Belaz, C P Freitas-Dell'aqua, D Zampieri, A Tata, M N Eberlin, M A Alvarenga, F F Souza
The membrane of spermatozoa, which contributes to cellular cryoresistance, contains numerous lipids with a composition that directly affects membrane fluidity and the fertilization process. In light of variations in the degree of sensitivity in equine seminal freezing, this study aimed to correlate equine semen lipids with post-thawing characteristics of spermatozoa. We used ejaculates from 34 stallions, which were evaluated (total motility ≥ 60%), frozen and thawed and reevaluated for motility of spermatozoa, membrane integrity and lipid peroxidation...
November 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216684/the-impact-of-corynebacterium-glucuronolyticum-on-semen-parameters-a-prospective-pre-post-treatment-study
#15
T Meštrović, B Bedenić, J Wilson, S Ljubin-Sternak, M Sviben, M Neuberg, R Ribić, G Kozina, Z Profozić
Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum (C. glucuronolyticum) is a rare isolate that is only recently being acknowledged as a potential urogenital pathogen. The bibliographical references on this bacterial species are scarce, and its influence on all semen parameters was hitherto unknown - therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate its effects on a range of sperm quality parameters. A prospective approach to compare semen parameters before and after treatment was used in this study. C. glucuronolyticum in semen specimens was identified using analytical profile index biotyping system (API Coryne) and additionally confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), with the determination of antimicrobial susceptibility by Kirby-Bauer method...
December 7, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207492/rapid-non-enzymatic-glycation-of-the-insulin-receptor-under-hyperglycemic-conditions-inhibits-insulin-binding-in-vitro-implications-for-insulin-resistance
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Tyler Rhinesmith, Thomas Turkette, Robert Root-Bernstein
The causes of insulin resistance are not well-understood in either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Insulin (INS) is known to undergo rapid non-enzymatic covalent conjugation to glucose or other sugars (glycation). Because the insulin receptor (IR) has INS-like regions associated with both glucose and INS binding, we hypothesize that hyperglycemic conditions may rapidly glycate the IR, chronically interfering with INS binding. IR peptides were synthesized spanning IR- associated INS-binding regions. Glycation rates of peptides under hyperglycemic conditions were followed over six days using matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203432/propionibacterium-acnes-prosthetic-joint-infection-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
REVIEW
P Boisrenoult
Propionibacterium acnes is a commensal skin bacterium, regularly implicated in prosthetic joint infection, particularly of the shoulder. Diagnosis has been improved by progress in bacteriological techniques: longer culture time, liquid medium culture, MALDI-TOF mass spectrography, and universal 16S rRNA PCR, associated by some authors to sonication of ablated implants. P. acnes pathogenicity involves many virulence factors, notably including biofilm formation. P. acnes may lead to infection that is clinically evident or, frequently, relatively asymptomatic...
December 1, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203405/inactivation-of-arn-operon-and-loss-of-aminoarabinose-on-lipopolysaccharide-as-the-cause-of-susceptibility-to-colistin-in-an-atypical-clinical-isolate-of-proteus-vulgaris
#18
Sophie Baron, Zineb Leulmi, Claude Villard, Abiola Olumuyiwa Olaitan, Amar A Telke, Jean-Marc Rolain
Colistin has become a last-line antibiotic for the treatment of multidrug resistant bacterial infections, but resistance to colistin has emerged in recent years. Some bacteria, such as Proteus sp. or Serratia sp., are intrinsically resistant to colistin but the exact mechanism of this resistance is not known. Here, we have identified the molecular support for the intrinsic colistin resistance in Proteus by comparative genomic transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of colistin susceptible (CSUR P1868_S) strain and a colistin resistant (CSUR P1867_R) strain of an atypical Proteus vulgaris...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193604/first-insights-on-insecticidal-activity-upon-aedes-aegypti-and-partial-biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-low-molecular-mass-chymotrypsin-trypsin-inhibitor-purified-from-lonchocarpus-sericeus-seeds
#19
Luiz C P Almeida Filho, Pedro M S Tabosa, Denise C Hissa, Ilka M Vasconcelos, Ana F U Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Arboviroses such as dengue, zika and chikungunya represent a serious issue in public health due to the absence of approved vaccine or specific antiviral drugs. One way to prevent these diseases is by combating the vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti (Diptera), which has serine proteases in the midgut. Protease inhibitors are molecules that can block enzyme activity impairing digestion and nutrition that can lead to death. Thus, we purified and characterized a novel chymotrypsin- trypsin inhibitor from Lonchocarpus sericeus (LsCTI) seeds and investigated its effect upon Ae...
November 28, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188069/simultaneous-isolation-of-chryseobacterium-gleum-from-bloodstream-and-respiratory-tract-first-case-report-from-india
#20
Vidhi Jain, Nayani Amrin Fatema Afzal Hussain, Tasneem Siddiqui, Chinmoy Sahu, Malay Ghar, Kashi Nath Prasad
Introduction. Species of the genus Chryseobacterium are emerging healthcare-associated pathogens, often colonizing the hospital environment. There are no clear guidelines available for antimicrobial susceptibility of this organism. In this report we present the first case, to our knowledge, of simultaneous central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Chryseobacterium gleum from India. Case presentation. A 62 years old man with a history of a road traffic accident 1 month previously was referred to our center for further management...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
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