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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027580/screening-for-amyloid-proteins-in-the-yeast-proteome
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Tatyana A Ryzhova, Julia V Sopova, Sergey P Zadorsky, Vera A Siniukova, Aleksandra V Sergeeva, Svetlana A Galkina, Anton A Nizhnikov, Aleksandr A Shenfeld, Kirill V Volkov, Alexey P Galkin
The search for novel pathological and functional amyloids represents one of the most important tasks of contemporary biomedicine. Formation of pathological amyloid fibrils in the aging brain causes incurable neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Huntington's diseases. At the same time, a set of amyloids regulates vital processes in archaea, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Our knowledge of the prevalence and biological significance of amyloids is limited due to the lack of universal methods for their identification...
October 11, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929961/-national-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-namrss-external-quality-assessment-studies-2011-2016
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Serap Süzük Yıldız, Hüsniye Şimşek, Nilay Çöplü, Zeynep Gülay
Establishment of sustainable and evidence-based surveillance systems are recommended for prevention of microbial resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a necessity of these surveillance systems, participants are recommended to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) program. In this scope, National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NARSS) has been established within the Public Health Institute of Turkey (PHIT) in our country since 2011. In the scope of this surveillance, NARSS EQA program has been implemented in a cycle per year and four isolates were sent to participants per cycle every year since 2011...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903168/-sharing-bacterial-microbiota-between-owners-and-their-pets-dogs-cats
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Jan Wipler, Zuzana Čermáková, Tomáš Hanzálek, Hana Horáková, Helena Žemličková
INTRODUCTION: The microbiological aspect of a relationship between pets (dogs/cats) and their owners is mainly concerned with the incidence of shared bacterial species, in particular potential pathogens. Given the great popularity of sharing homes with pets (dogs/cats) in the Czech Republic, there is an increased possibility of communication between microbiota of the two macroorganisms (pet and owner). The aim of the study was to determine the biodiversity of shared bacteria and possibility of exchange of genes of resistance to antimicrobial agents between potential pathogens based on the close relationship between pets and humans...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757016/characterization-of-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-c-confusum-and-c-amycolatum-isolated-from-sows-with-genitourinary-infection
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André P Poor, Luisa Z Moreno, Carlos E C Matajira, Beatriz M Parra, Vasco T M Gomes, Ana Paula S Silva, Mauricio C Dutra, Ana Paula G Christ, Mikaela R F Barbosa, Maria Inês Z Sato, Andrea M Moreno
Porcine Corynebacterium infection is still poorly studied, even though the pig has been described as an asymptomatic carrier of Corynebacterium species, including the zoonotic species C. ulcerans, C. confusum and C. amycolatum. Here we present the identification, molecular and antimicrobial susceptibility characterization of coryneform bacteria isolated from sows with urinary tract infection. C. diphtheriae, C. confusum and C. amycolatum were isolated from sows with urinary infection and metritis. Corynebacterium species were identified by MALDI-TOF MS and confirmed by 16S rRNA and rpoB sequencing...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704596/silver-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-ampicillin
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Agnieszka Rogowska, Katarzyna Rafińska, Paweł Pomastowski, Justyna Walczak, Viorica Railean-Plugaru, Magdalena Buszewska-Forajta, Bogusław Buszewski
The resistance of pathogenic bacteria to antibiotics has become a serious problem. The emphasis is placed on the development of new, effective antimicrobial strategies. One of them is the use of AgNPs in association with antibiotic drugs. The aim of this study was to obtain silver nanoparticles functionalized with ampicillin and to investigate the mechanism of binding antibiotics to nanoparticle using high-performance liquid chromatography approach. To confirm the occurrence of silver nanoparticles functionalization, FTIR, MALDI-TOF MS, and DLS analysis and zeta potential measurements were performed...
July 13, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592862/identification-of-unique-cardiolipin-and-monolysocardiolipin-species-in-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Patrizia Lopalco, Julia Stahl, Cosimo Annese, Beate Averhoff, Angela Corcelli
Acidic glycerophospholipids play an important role in determining the resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to stress conditions and antibiotics. Acinetobacter baumannii, an opportunistic human pathogen which is responsible for an increasing number of nosocomial infections, exhibits broad antibiotic resistances. Here lipids of A. baumannii have been analyzed by combined MALDI-TOF/MS and TLC analyses; in addition GC-MS analyses of fatty acid methyl esters released by methanolysis of membrane phospholipids have been performed...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584333/bacteria-contamination-of-touch-surfaces-in-polish-hospital-wards
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Anna Różańska, Dorota Romaniszyn, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Małgorzata Bulanda
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study has been to evaluate the pathogenic bacteria contamination of touch surfaces in hospital wards. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples were taken from frequently touched surfaces in the hospital environment in 13 units of various types. Culturing was carried out on solid blood agar and in growth broth (tryptic soy broth - TSB). Species identification was performed using the analytical profile index (API) biochemical testing and confirmed with matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) system...
June 27, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487432/deciphering-mcr-2-colistin-resistance
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Jian Sun, Yongchang Xu, Rongsui Gao, Jingxia Lin, Wenhui Wei, Swaminath Srinivas, Defeng Li, Run-Shi Yang, Xing-Ping Li, Xiao-Ping Liao, Ya-Hong Liu, Youjun Feng
Antibiotic resistance is a prevalent problem in public health worldwide. In general, the carbapenem β-lactam antibiotics are considered a final resort against lethal infections by multidrug-resistant bacteria. Colistin is a cationic polypeptide antibiotic and acts as the last line of defense for treatment of carbapenem-resistant bacteria. Very recently, a new plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene, mcr-2, was revealed soon after the discovery of the paradigm gene mcr-1, which has disseminated globally. However, the molecular mechanisms for MCR-2 colistin resistance are poorly understood...
May 9, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486169/characterization-of-oxa-48-like-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-river-water-in-algeria
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Rima Tafoukt, Abdelaziz Touati, Thongpan Leangapichart, Sofiane Bakour, Jean-Marc Rolain
The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a significant problem for healthcare worldwide. The prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in water environments in Algeria are unknown. The aim of this study was to screen for the presence of CPE isolates in the Soummam River in Bejaia, Algeria. Isolates of Enterobacteriaceae recovered from twelve samples of river water and showing reduced susceptibility to carbapenems were included in this study. The isolates were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)...
September 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433670/evaluation-of-the-routine-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-results-of-clinically-significant-anaerobic-bacteria-in-a-slovenian-tertiary-care-hospital-in-2015
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Samo Jeverica, Urša Kolenc, Manica Mueller-Premru, Lea Papst
The aim of our study was to determined antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of 2673 clinically significant anaerobic bacteria belonging to the major genera, isolated in 2015 in a large tertiary-care hospital in Slovenia. The species identification was performed by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined immediately at the isolation of the strains against: penicillin, co-amoxiclav, imipenem, clindamycin and metronidazole, using gradient diffusion methodology and EUCAST breakpoints...
April 19, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418253/species-level-discrimination-of-psychrotrophic-pathogenic-and-spoilage-gram-negative-raw-milk-isolates-using-a-combined-maldi-tof-ms-proteomics-bioinformatics-based-approach
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Nuwan R Vithanage, Jeevana Bhongir, Snehal R Jadhav, Chaminda S Ranadheera, Enzo A Palombo, Thomas R Yeager, Nivedita Datta
Identification of psychrotrophic pathogenic and spoilage Gram-negative bacteria using rapid and reliable techniques is important in commercial milk processing, as these bacteria can produce heat-resistant proteases and act as postprocessing contaminants in pasteurized milk. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a proven technology for identification of bacteria in food, however, may require optimization for identification of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria in milk and dairy products...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408060/bacterial-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-urinary-specimens-of-the-elderly
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F Gravey, G Loggia, A de La Blanchardière, V Cattoir
OBJECTIVE: Although urinary tract infections are the second leading cause of infections among patients aged above 65 years, data on bacterial epidemiology of urinary specimens in these patients is scarce. Our aim was to describe the main bacterial species found at significant levels in urine specimens of the elderly and to determine their antimicrobial resistance profiles. METHODS: From October 2012 to October 2015, all urinary specimens (catheter-related or not) received at the laboratory of microbiology of the university hospital of Caen (France) were retrospectively studied...
April 10, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400760/aeromonas-diversity-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-freshwater-an-attempt-to-set-generic-epidemiological-cut-off-values
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Sandrine Baron, Sophie A Granier, Emeline Larvor, Eric Jouy, Maelan Cineux, Amandine Wilhelm, Benoit Gassilloud, Sophie Le Bouquin, Isabelle Kempf, Claire Chauvin
The importance of the role of environment in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant bacteria is now well recognized. Thus, bacterial indicators to monitor the phenomena are required. The Aeromonas genus is autochthonous in the aquatic environment and easy to detect in any water type, such as freshwater, or wastewater. These microorganisms are also causing infections in humans and animals (including fish). Furthermore, as Aeromonas spp. is able to acquire antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, it is candidate for indicator bacteria to follow antimicrobial resistance dissemination in aquatic environments...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384185/evaluation-of-a-modified-meropenem-hydrolysis-assay-on-a-large-cohort-of-kpc-and-vim-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Adriana Calderaro, Mirko Buttrini, Maddalena Piergianni, Sara Montecchini, Monica Martinelli, Silvia Covan, Giovanna Piccolo, Maria Cristina Medici, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Carlo Chezzi, Flora De Conto
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have spread globally and represent a serious and growing threat to public health. The introduction of rapid and sensitive methods for the detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria is of increasing importance. The carbapenemase production can be detected using non-molecular methods (such as the modified Hodge test, the synergy test, the Carba NP test and the antibiotic hydrolysis assays) and DNA-based methods. In this study, we propose a modified version of a previously described meropenem hydrolysis assay (MHA) by MALDI-TOF MS for the phenotypic detection in 2h of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342095/-advances-in-diagnostic-microbiology-opportunities-and-limitations
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F P Maurer, M Hentschke, H Rohde
In the light of ever increasing problems related to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, rapid microbiological diagnostics are of growing importance. Timely pathogen detection and availability of susceptibility data are essential for optimal treatment, but are even more crucial for de-escalation of broad spectrum empiric therapies. Medical microbiology is, thus, an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Traditional microbiological techniques for species identification and susceptibility testing rely on bacterial growth and are, thus, characterized by inherent slowness...
April 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294933/differences-in-sheep-and-goats-milk-microbiological-profile-between-conventional-and-organic-farming-systems-in-greece
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Eleni Malissiova, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Aikaterini Kyriazi, Maria Mparda, Christina Sakorafa, Antonios Katsioulis, Anna Katsiaflaka, Maria Kyritsi, Antonios Zdragas, Christos Hadjichristodoulou
The aim of this study was to examine differences in the microbiological profile and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isolated from milk from organic and conventional sheep and goat farms. Twenty-five organic and 25 conventional sheep and goat farms in the region of Thessaly, Greece participated in this study. A standardised detailed questionnaire was used to describe farming practices. A total of 50 samples were collected and analysed for total viable count (TVC), total coliform count (TCC) and somatic cell count (SCC), while Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were isolated using standard methods...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284599/the-oral-microbiota-of-domestic-cats-harbors-a-wide-variety-of-staphylococcus-species-with-zoonotic-potential
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Ciro César Rossi, Ingrid da Silva Dias, Igor Mansur Muniz, Walter Lilenbaum, Marcia Giambiagi-deMarval
This study aimed to characterize the species, antimicrobial resistance and dispersion of CRISPR systems in staphylococci isolated from the oropharynx of domestic cats in Brazil. Staphylococcus strains (n=75) were identified by MALDI-TOF and sequencing of rpoB and tuf genes. Antimicrobial susceptibility was assessed by disk diffusion method and PCR to investigate the presence of antimicrobial-resistance genes usually present in mobile genetic elements (plasmids), in addition to plasmid extraction. CRISPR - genetic arrangements that give the bacteria the ability to resist the entry of exogenous DNA - were investigated by the presence of the essential protein Cas1 gene...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283005/-comparison-of-maldi-tof-and-16s-rrna-methods-in-identification-of-viridans-group-streptococci
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Serap Süzük Yıldız, Banu Kaşkatepe, Salih Altınok, Mustafa Çetin, Alper Karagöz, Sümeyra Savaş
Accurate identification of viridans group streptococci (VGS) frequently encountered as a causative agent of infective endocarditis is always a challenge for the clinical microbiology laboratory. Clinical microbiology laboratories generally use semi automatic/full automatic systems, molecular methods and also conventional methods for the identification of these bacteria. There are recent published studies that have used MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometry-Time of Flight) systems in the identification of VGS...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219823/proteomic-analysis-of-a-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strain-in-response-to-meropenem-stress
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Arbab Khan, Divakar Sharma, Mohammad Faheem, Deepa Bisht, Asad U Khan
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic resistance has become a major problem in treating bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of meropenem on a blaKPC-2-harbouring multidrug-resistant clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae through a proteomics approach in order to attain a deeper understanding of bacterial resistance strategies. METHODS: Analysis was performed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of whole-cell extracts of bacteria exposed to a sublethal concentration of meropenem compared with the untreated control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192992/protein-adsorbed-magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-bacterial-antibiotic-resistance
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Taku A Cowger, Yaping Yang, David E Rink, Trever Todd, Hongmin Chen, Ye Shen, Yajun Yan, Jin Xie
Antibiotic susceptibility tests have been used for years as a crucial diagnostic tool against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, due to a lack of biomarkers specific to resistant types, these approaches are often time-consuming, inaccurate, and inflexible in drug selections. Here, we present a novel susceptibility test method named protein-adsorbed nanoparticle-mediated matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry, or PANMS. Briefly, we adsorb five different proteins (β-casein, α-lactalbumin, human serum albumin, fibrinogen, and avidin) onto the surface of Fe3O4...
April 19, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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