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Agnieszka Nowak, Izabela Greń, Agnieszka Mrozik
The changes in the cellular fatty acid composition of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia KB2 during co-metabolic degradation of monochlorophenols in the presence of phenol as well as its adaptive mechanisms to these compounds were studied. It was found that bacteria were capable of degrading 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) completely in the presence of phenol, while 2-chlorophenol (2-CP) and 3-chlorophenol (3-CP) they degraded partially. The analysis of the fatty acid profiles indicated that adaptive mechanisms of bacteria depended on earlier exposure to phenol, which isomer they degraded, and on incubation time...
December 2016: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Yoo Jeong Kim, Hyejin Jeon, Seok Hyeon Na, Hyo Il Kwon, Gati Noble Selasi, Asiimwe Nicholas, Tae In Park, Sang Hwa Lee, Je Chul Lee
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has become one of the most prevalent opportunistic pathogens in hospitalized patients. This microorganism secretes outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), but the pathogenesis of S. maltophilia as it relates to OMVs has not been characterized. This study investigated the cytotoxic activity of S. maltophilia OMVs and their ability to induce inflammatory responses both in vitro and in vivo S. maltophilia ATCC 13637 and two clinical isolates were found to secrete spherical OMVs during in vitro culture...
October 17, 2016: Pathogens and Disease
Shaik Subhani, Amar N Patnaik, Ramachandra Barik, Lalita Nemani
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is known for nosocomial habitat. Infective endocarditis due to this organism is rare and challenging because of resistance to multiple broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens. Early detection and appropriate antibiotic based on culture sensitivity reports are the key to its management. We report the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of two cases of infective endocarditis caused by S. maltophilia.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Arianna Pompilio, Valentina Crocetta, Dipankar Ghosh, Malabika Chakrabarti, Giovanni Gherardi, Luca Agostino Vitali, Ersilia Fiscarelli, Giovanni Di Bonaventura
The present study was carried out to understand the adaptive strategies developed by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia for chronic colonization of the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung. For this purpose, 13 temporally isolated strains from a single CF patient chronically infected over a 10-year period were systematically characterized for growth rate, biofilm formation, motility, mutation frequencies, antibiotic resistance, and pathogenicity. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) showed over time the presence of two distinct groups, each consisting of two different pulsotypes...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
P Muchesa, M Leifels, L Jurzik, K B Hoorzook, T G Barnard, C Bartie
Pathogenic free-living amoebae (FLA), such as Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba species isolated from aquatic environments have been implicated in central nervous system, eye and skin human infections. They also allow the survival, growth and transmission of bacteria such as Legionella, Mycobacteria and Vibrio species in water systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the co-occurrence of potentially pathogenic FLA and their associated bacteria in hospital water networks in Johannesburg, South Africa...
October 12, 2016: Parasitology Research
Jalal Ahmed, Vishwanath Moturu, Varthika Goel, Mohan Vb
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Kaushik Hatti, Ashutosh Gulati, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, M R N Murthy
During the past decade, the authors have collected a few X-ray diffraction data sets from protein crystals that appeared to be easy cases of molecular replacement but failed to yield structures even after extensive trials. Here, the use of a large-scale molecular replacement method that explores all structurally characterized domains as phasing models to determine the structure corresponding to two data sets collected at 1.9 and 2.3 Å resolution is reported. These two structures were of the same protein independently crystallized in 2007 and 2011...
October 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
Marion J Skalweit, Mei Li
Genetic screening of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSDA) and Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB) reveals genes that confer increased susceptibility to β-lactams when disrupted, suggesting novel drug targets. One such target is lytic transglycosylase. Bulgecin A (BlgA) is a natural product of Pseudomonas mesoacidophila and a lytic transglycosolase inhibitor that works synergistically with β-lactams targeting PBP3 for Enterobacteriaceae. BlgA also weakly inhibits di-Zn(2+) metallo-β-lactamases like L1 of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Dong Yu, Zhiqiu Yin, Beiping Li, Yuan Jin, Hongguang Ren, Jing Zhou, Wei Zhou, Long Liang, Junjie Yue
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a global multidrug-resistant human opportunistic pathogen in clinical environments. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is also ubiquitous in aqueous environments, soil, and plants. Various molecular typing methods have revealed that S. maltophilia exhibits high levels of phenotypic and genotypic diversity. However, information regarding the genomic diversity within S. maltophilia and the corresponding genetic mechanisms resulting in said diversity remain scarce. The genome sequences of 17 S...
August 6, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
Benjamin Youenou, Edmond Hien, Amélie Deredjian, Elisabeth Brothier, Sabine Favre-Bonté, Sylvie Nazaret
This study examined the long-term effects of the landfill disposal of untreated urban waste for soil fertilization on the prevalence and antibiotic resistance profiles of various human opportunistic pathogens in soils from Burkina Faso. Samples were collected at three sites in the periphery of Ouagadougou during two campaigns in 2008 and 2011. At each site, amendment led to changes in physico-chemical characteristics as shown by the increase in pH, CEC, total C, total N, and metal contents. Similarly, the numbers of total heterotrophic bacteria were higher in the amended fields than in the control ones...
September 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
B Lipový, H Řihová, M Hanslianová, I Suchánek, P Brychta
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is an autoimmune disease which is usually caused by a reaction to drugs. It affects mainly the skin and mucous membranes. It is a rare condition with a high mortality rate. Fatal outcomes in patients with TEN are mostly due to infectious complications. As antimicrobial drugs may induce this syndrome, the management of this condition is very complicated. Tigecycline is still a relatively new antibiotic approved in Europe for use in complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated skin and soft tissue infections...
2016: Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
Frances Blow, John Vontas, Alistair C Darby
Bacteria of the genus Stenotrophomonas are ubiquitous in the environment and are increasingly associated with insects. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SBo1 was cultured from the gut of Bactrocera oleae The draft genome sequence presented here will inform future investigations into the nature of the interaction between insects and their microbiota.
2016: Genome Announcements
Maribel Botana-Rial, Virginia Leiro-Fernández, Manuel Núñez-Delgado, Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández, Susana Otero-Fernández, Helena Bello-Rodríguez, Carlos Vilariño-Pombo, Alberto Fernández-Villar
BACKGROUND: Endoscopes represent the medical devices most commonly linked to health care-associated outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks. Most of the recent outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks have resulted from contaminated automated endoscope reprocessors (AER) or the use of damaged or malfunctioning bronchoscopes or contaminated equipment. OBJECTIVES: We investigated a pseudo-outbreak of Pseudomonas putida and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia recovered from bronchial washing (BW) specimens obtained during bronchoscopy in a bronchoscopy unit...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Logan C MacDonald, Sean O'Keefe, Mei-Fan Parnes, Hanlon MacDonald, Lindsey Stretz, Suzanne J Templer, Emily L Wong, Bryan W Berger
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging, multidrug-resistant pathogen of increasing importance for the immunocompromised, including cystic fibrosis patients. Despite its significance as an emerging pathogen, relatively little is known regarding the specific factors and mechanisms that contribute to its pathogenicity. We identify and characterize a putative ankyrin-repeat protein (Smlt3054) unique to clinical S. maltophilia isolates that binds F-actin in vitro and co-localizes with actin in transfected HEK293a cells...
January 8, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
Chen Shuona, Yin Hua, Chang Jingjing, Peng Hui, Dang Zhi
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals are generally present in mixtures in the e-waste dismantling areas, posing serious health risk to the local people. Bioremediation has been considered as a promising approach for PAHs and heavy metals removal. In this study, we applied flow cytometry to obtain a better understanding of membrane potential (MP), apoptosis and cell cycle of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia affected by combined pollutants of benzo[a]pyrene(BaP) and Cu(II). The results showed that BaP was the main factor damaging the cell membrane and influencing the MP...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Manal M Gabriel, Cindy McAnally, John Bartell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use antimicrobial efficacy endpoint methodology to determine compatibility of multipurpose disinfecting solutions (MPSs), lens cases, and hydrogel lenses for disinfection (AEEMC) against International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-specified microorganisms and clinical ocular isolates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. METHODS: Six MPSs (PQ/Aldox 1, 2, and 3; PQ/Alexidine; PQ/PHMB; and PHMB) were challenged against ISO-specified microorganisms and S...
September 2, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Xingli Wang, Lang Peng, Kaiyu Wang, Jun Wang, Yang He, Erlong Wang, Defang Chen, Ping Ouyang, Yi Geng, Xiaoli Huang
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is an important agricultural fish that has been plagued by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) infections in recent years, some of them severe. The outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of S. maltophilia are one of the most immunogenic and highly conserved candidates for vaccine development in aquaculture. The present study investigated OMPs of S. maltophilia as vaccine on immune response and disease resistance against S. maltophilia of channel catfish and investigated the enhancement effect of natural adjuvants Propolis (Pro), FIG polysaccharide (Fcps), Glycyrrhizine (Gly) to OMPs of S...
October 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Ji-Yong Lee, Cheol-In Kang, Jae-Hoon Ko, Woo Joo Lee, Hye-Ri Seok, Ga Eun Park, Sun Young Cho, Young Eun Ha, Doo Ryeon Chung, Nam Yong Lee, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
BACKGROUND: With the increasing use of carbapenems, carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have become a major concern in healthcare-associated infections. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical and microbiological features of breakthrough Gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) during carbapenem therapy and to assess risk factors for development of breakthrough GNB. METHODS: A case-control study was performed at a tertiary hospital from 2005 to 2014. Cases were defined as individuals whose blood cultures grew Gram-negative bacteria while receiving carbapenems for at least 48 hours before breakthrough GNB...
August 29, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Gergana P Stoyanova, Tanya V Strateva, Svetlana T Atanasova, Dimitrinka S Miteva, Vera E Papochieva, Penka I Perenovska
In patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) lung damage secondary to chronic infection is the main cause of death. Treatment of lung disease to reduce the impact of infection, inflammation and subsequent lung injury is therefore of major importance. As Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the dominant pathogen in CF patients it has been the major target of all treatment strategies, possible antibiotic regimens and recommendations for years. More sophisticated antibiotic therapies introduced over the last decades have helped to improve the prognosis in cystic fibrosis, but then new multidrug-resistant pathogens emerged...
April 2016: Folia Medica
Maria F Mojica, Christopher P Ouellette, Amy Leber, M Brian Becknell, Monica I Ardura, Federico Perez, Masako Shimamura, Robert A Bonomo, Samuel L Aitken, Samuel A Shelburne
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) opportunistic pathogen for which new antibiotic options are urgently needed. We report our clinical experience treating a 19-year-old renal transplant recipient who developed prolonged bacteremia due to metallo-β-lactamase-producing S. maltophilia refractory to conventional treatment. The infection recurred despite a prolonged course of colistimethate sodium (colistin) but resolved with the use of a novel drug combination with clinical efficacy against the patient's S...
September 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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