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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922631/surface-modification-of-platelet-concentrate-bags-to-reduce-biofilm-formation-and-transfusion-sepsis
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Joels S T Wilson-Nieuwenhuis, Nina Dempsey-Hibbert, Christopher M Liauw, Kathryn A Whitehead
Bacterial contamination of blood products poses a major risk in transfusion medicine, including transfusions involving platelet products. Although testing systems are in place for routine screening of platelet units, the formation of bacterial biofilms in such units may decrease the likelihood that bacteria will be detected. This work determined the surface properties of p-PVC platelet concentrate bags and investigated how these characteristics influenced biofilm formation. Serratia marcescens and Staphylococcus epidermidis, two species commonly implicated in platelet contamination, were used to study biofilm growth...
September 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921406/genome-annotation-and-validation-of-keratin-hydrolyzing-proteolytic-enzymes-from-serratia-marcescens-egd-hp20
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Priya Fuke, Vaibhav V Gujar, Anshuman A Khardenavis
Stabilization and utilization of poultry waste demand efficient biodegradation either by mixture of enzymes or by microbial system that can produce different types of protein-hydrolyzing enzymes. For utilization of this keratinous biomass, in the present study, genome was sequenced and annotated for a bacterium having multiple enzymatic options for hydrolysis of different soluble and insoluble protein fractions of poultry waste. Among the soluble protein substrates, optimum production of enzyme and soluble protein was observed in case of casein, whereas among the insoluble protein substrates, maximum production of enzyme was achieved when broken nails were used...
September 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920846/detection-of-the-incx3-plasmid-carrying-blakpc-3-in-a-serratia-marcescens-strain-isolated-from-a-kidney-liver-transplanted-patient
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Floriana Gona, Carla Caio, Gioacchino Iannolo, Francesco Monaco, Giuseppina Di Mento, Nicola Cuscino, Ignazio Fontana, Giovanna Panarello, Gaetano Maugeri, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Stefania Stefani, Pier Giulio Conaldi
Dissemination of resistance to carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae through plasmids is an increasingly important concern in health care worldwide. Here we report the first description of an IncX3 plasmid carrying the blaKPC-3 gene in a strain of Serratia marcescens isolated from a kidney-liver transplanted patient at the transplantation centre ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy). To localize the transposable element containing the resistance-associated gene Next-Generation Sequencing of the bacterial DNA was performed...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919731/sensitization-to-aspergillus-fumigatus-as-a-risk-factor-for-bronchiectasis-in-copd
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Stephanie Everaerts, Katrien Lagrou, Adriana Dubbeldam, Natalie Lorent, Kristina Vermeersch, Erna Van Hoeyveld, Xavier Bossuyt, Lieven J Dupont, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap presents a possible clinical phenotype of COPD, but it is unclear why it develops in a subset of patients. We hypothesized that sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus (A fum) is associated with bronchiectasis in COPD and occurs more frequently in vitamin D-deficient patients. METHODS: This observational study investigated sensitization to A fum in an outpatient clinical cohort of 300 COPD patients and 50 (ex-) smoking controls...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918245/biodiesel-production-from-lipid-of-carbon-dioxide-sequestrating-bacterium-and-lipase-of-psychrotolerant-pseudomonas-sp-istpl3-immobilized-on-biochar
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Khushboo Khosla, Rashmi Rathour, Raj Maurya, Neha Maheshwari, Edgard Gnansounou, Christian Larroche, Indu Shekhar Thakur
An extracellular lipase was purified and characterized from psychrotolerant bacterium Pseudomonas sp. ISTPL3 isolated from Pangong lake. Lipase was purified by sequential methods of ammonium sulphate precipitation, dialysis, DEAE-cellulose ion exchange chromatography and Sephadex G-100 gel filtration chromatography, resulting in a purification fold of 6.53 and yield of 5.45%. The molecular weight was approximately 31kDa. The purified lipase was used for transesterification of lipids produced by oleaginous chemolithotrophic bacterium Serratia sp...
September 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916900/were-all-carbapenemases-created-equal-treatment-of-ndm-producing-extensively-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vindana Chibabhai, Trusha Nana, Norma Bosman, Teena Thomas, Warren Lowman
PURPOSE: There is currently a paucity of published literature focused on the treatment of infections caused by NDM-producing organisms. METHODS: We describe a case of a bacteraemia caused by an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Serratia marcescens and review the treatment options for XDR NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae. RESULTS: Infections caused by New Delhi beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide...
September 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916149/wavelet-based-tracking-of-bacteria-in-unreconstructed-off-axis-holograms
#7
Zach Marin, J Kent Wallace, Jay Nadeau, Andre Khalil
We propose an automated wavelet-based method of tracking particles in unreconstructed off-axis holograms to provide rough estimates of the presence of motion and particle trajectories in digital holographic microscopy (DHM) time series. The wavelet transform modulus maxima segmentation method is adapted and tailored to extract Airy-like diffraction disks, which represent bacteria, from DHM time series. In this exploratory analysis, the method shows potential for estimating bacterial tracks in low-particle-density time series, based on a preliminary analysis of both living and dead Serratia marcescens, and for rapidly providing a single-bit answer to whether a sample chamber contains living or dead microbes or is empty...
September 12, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916147/microbial-associates-of-the-southern-mole-cricket-scapteriscus-borellii-are-highly-pathogenic
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Sudarshan K Aryal, Derreck Carter-House, Jason E Stajich, Adler R Dillman
We report the isolation and identification of seven bacterial strains and one fungal strain from dead and diseased Scapteriscus borellii mole crickets collected from a golf course in southern California. Using 16S and 18S rRNA gene sequence analysis we identified the microbes as Serratia marcescens (red), S. marcescens (white), S. marcescens (purple), Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Chryseobacterium sp., Ochrobactrum anthropi, Tsukamurella tryosinosolvens, and Beauveria bassiana. We performed a dose response curve for each of these cricket-associated microbial strains (except T...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904973/effects-of-bacillus-serine-proteases-on-the-bacterial-biofilms
#9
Olga Mitrofanova, Ayslu Mardanova, Vladimir Evtugyn, Lydia Bogomolnaya, Margarita Sharipova
Serratia marcescens is an emerging opportunistic pathogen responsible for many hospital-acquired infections including catheter-associated bacteremia and urinary tract and respiratory tract infections. Biofilm formation is one of the mechanisms employed by S. marcescens to increase its virulence and pathogenicity. Here, we have investigated the main steps of the biofilm formation by S. marcescens SR 41-8000. It was found that the biofilm growth is stimulated by the nutrient-rich environment. The time-course experiments showed that S...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893058/serratia-marcescens-infection-or-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-in-neonates-is-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-problem-solving-tool
#10
D Narese, C Auriti, D Longo
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May 1, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891751/rotavirus-vaccine-response-correlates-with-the-infant-gut-microbiota-composition-in-pakistan
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Vanessa Harris, Asad Ali, Susana Fuentes, Katri Korpela, Momin Kazi, Jacqueline Tate, Umesh Parashar, W Joost Wiersinga, Carlo Giaquinto, Carolina de Weerth, Willem M de Vos
Background Rotavirus (RV) is the leading cause of diarrhea-related death in children worldwide, and ninety-five percent of rotavirus deaths occur in Africa and Asia. Rotavirus vaccines (RVV) can dramatically reduce RV deaths, but have low efficacy in low-income settings where they are most needed. The intestinal microbiome may contribute to this decreased RVV efficacy. This pilot study hypothesizes that infants' intestinal microbiota composition correlates with RVV immune responses and that RVV responders have different gut microbiota as compared to non-responders...
September 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884384/study-of-chir-function-in-serratia-marcescens-and-its-application-for-improving-2-3-butanediol-from-crystal-chitin
#12
Qiang Yan, Eunsoo Hong, Stephen S Fong
Microbial utilization of chitin, a potential renewable biomass feedstock, is being pursued as a means of developing novel consolidated bioprocessing for the production of chemicals. Serratia marcescens is a gram-negative bacterium that is known for its chitinolytic capability and as a native 2,3-butanediol producer. In S. marcescens, ChiR has been suggested to be a positive regulator of chitinase production. In this study, we aim to understand the effect of ChiR in regulating nine chitinase-related genes in S...
September 8, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884316/improving-extracellular-production-of-serratia-marcescens-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase-cbp21-and-aeromonas-veronii-b565-chitinase-chi92-in-escherichia-coli-and-their-synergism
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Yalin Yang, Juan Li, Xuewei Liu, Xingliang Pan, Junxiu Hou, Chao Ran, Zhigang Zhou
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) can oxidize recalcitrant polysaccharides and boost the conversion of the second most abundant polysaccharide chitin by chitinase. In this study, we aimed to achieve the efficient extracellular production of Serratia marcescens LPMO CBP21 and Aeromonas veronii B565 chitinase Chi92 by Escherichia coli. Twelve signal peptides reported with high secretion efficiency were screened to assess the extracellular production efficiency of CBP21 and Chi92, with glycine used as a medium supplement...
September 7, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875244/improving-fab-fragment-retention-in-an-autonucleolytic-escherichia-coli-strain-by-swapping-periplasmic-nuclease-translocation-signal-from-ompa-to-dsba
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Desmond M Schofield, Ernestas Sirka, Eli Keshavarz-Moore, John M Ward, Darren N Nesbeth
OBJECTIVES: To reduce unwanted Fab' leakage from an autonucleolytic Escherichia coli strain, which co-expresses OmpA-signalled Staphylococcal nuclease and Fab' fragment in the periplasm, by substituting in Serratial nuclease and the DsbA periplasm translocation signal as alternatives. RESULTS: We attempted to genetically fuse a nuclease from Serratia marcescens to the OmpA signal peptide but plasmid construction failed, possibly due to toxicity of the resultant nuclease...
September 5, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875073/the-microbial-biosphere-of-the-coral-acropora-cervicornis-in-northeastern-puerto-rico
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Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Claudia P Ruiz-Diaz, Abigail Rivera-Seda, Juan S Ramírez-Lugo, Carlos Toledo-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm, and they not only contribute a plethora of ecosystem services to other marine organisms, but they also are beneficial to humankind via, for instance, their role as nurseries for commercially important fish species. Corals are considered holobionts (host + symbionts) since they are composed not only of coral polyps, but also algae, other microbial eukaryotes and prokaryotes. In recent years, Caribbean reef corals, including the once-common scleractinian coral Acropora cervicornis, have suffered unprecedented mortality due to climate change-related stressors...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873945/diversity-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-bacteria-isolated-from-different-brazilian-coral-species
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Letícia B Pereira, Bruna R Z Palermo, Camila Carlos, Laura M M Ottoboni
Corals harbor a wide diversity of bacteria associated with their mucus. These bacteria can play an important role in nutrient cycling, degradation of xenobiotics and defense against pathogens by producing antimicrobial compounds. However, the diversity of the cultivable heterotrophic bacteria, especially in the Brazilian coral species, remains poorly understood. The present work compares the diversity of cultivable bacteria isolated from the mucus and surrounding environments of four coral species present along the Brazilian coast, and explores the antibacterial activity of these bacteria...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869650/characterization-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-produced-by-pseudomonas-fragi-under-air-and-modified-atmosphere-packaging
#17
Guang-Yu Wang, Fang Ma, Hu-Hu Wang, Xing-Lian Xu, Guang-Hong Zhou
Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) play an important role in bacterial biochemical properties. The characteristics of EPS from 2 strains of Pseudomonas fragi cultured in meat aerobically (control) and in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) were studied. The amount and components of EPS, the surface properties, and the effect on biofilm formation of several spoilage organisms were evaluated. The results showed that MAP inhibited the growth of the P. fragi strains. Compared with the control, more loose and less bound EPS (containing protein and carbohydrate) were produced by P...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868304/treatment-of-sepsis-what-is-the-antibiotic-choice-in-bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
#18
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Fatema Alhashem, Nicolette Leonie Tiren-Verbeet, Emine Alp, Mehmet Doganay
Sepsis is one of the major challenges of today. Although gram-positive bacteria related infections are more prevalent in hospital setting, the highest mortality rate is associated with gram-negative microorganisms especially Enterobacteriaceae. Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., Enterobacter spp. and Serratia spp. Resistance to β-lactams in Enterobacteriaceae is primarily attributed to the production of B-lactamase enzymes with subsequent antibiotic hydrolysis and to a lesser extent by alteration of efflux pump or porins expression...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861046/genomic-physiologic-and-symbiotic-characterization-of-serratia-marcescens-strains-isolated-from-the-mosquito-anopheles-stephensi
#19
Shicheng Chen, Jochen Blom, Edward D Walker
Strains of Serratia marcescens, originally isolated from the gut lumen of adult female Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes, established persistent infection at high rates in adult A. stephensi whether fed to larvae or in the sugar meal to adults. By contrast, the congener S. fonticola originating from Aedes triseriatus had lower infection in A. stephensi, suggesting co-adaptation of Serratia strains in different species of host mosquitoes. Coinfection at high infection rate in adult A. stephensi resulted after feeding S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857027/amycolatopsis-acidiphila-sp-nov-a-moderately-acidophilic-species-isolated-from-coal-mine-soil
#20
Bilguun Oyuntsetseg, Sung-Heun Cho, Sun Jeong Jeon, Hyang Burm Lee, Kee-Sun Shin, In-Seop Kim, Seung Bum Kim
Little is known on members of the genus Amycolatopsis inhabiting acidic habitats. In this study, a moderately acidophilic Amycolatopsis strain, designated 2-5T, was isolated from coal mine soil, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic characterization. Analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the strain was most closely related to the type strain of Amycolatopsis bartoniae, sharing 99.30 % similarity, while similarity to all other Amycolatopsis species was less than 97 %. The DNA-DNA relatedness between the new isolate and the type strain of A...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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