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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155201/biochemical-properties-of-the-htra-homolog-from-bacterium-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia
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Urszula Zarzecka, Anna Modrak-Wojcik, Martyna Bayassi, Maciej Szewczyk, Artur Gieldon, Adam Lesner, Tomasz Koper, Agnieszka Bzowska, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Steffen Backert, Barbara Lipinska, Joanna Skorko-Glonek
The HtrA proteins due to their proteolytic, and in many cases chaperone activity, efficiently counteract consequences of stressful conditions. In the environmental bacterium and nosocomial pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia HtrA (HtrASm) is induced as a part of adaptive response to host temperature (37°C). We examined the biochemical properties of HtrASm and compared them with those of model HtrAEc from Escherichia coli. We found that HtrASm is a protease and chaperone that operates over a wide range of pH and is highly active at temperatures between 35-37°C...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152974/biocompatible-copper-oxide-nanoparticle-composites-from-cellulose-and-chitosan-facile-synthesis-unique-structure-and-antimicrobial-activity
#2
Chieu D Tran, James Makuvaza, Erik Munson, Brian Bennett
Copper in various forms has been known to have bactericidal activity. Challenges to its application include preventing mobilization of the copper, to both extend activity and avoid toxicity, and bioincompatibility of many candidate substrates for copper-immobilization. Using a simple ionic liquid, butylmethylimmidazolium chloride as the solvent, we developed a facile and green method to synthesize biocompatible composites containing copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) from cellulose (CEL) and chitosan (CS) or CEL and keratin (KER)...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141235/bioremediation-of-pcb-contaminated-shallow-river-sediments-the-efficacy-of-biodegradation-using-individual-bacterial-strains-and-their-consortia
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Hana Horváthová, Katarína Lászlová, Katarína Dercová
Elimination of dangerous toxic and hydrophobic chlorinated aromatic compounds, mainly PCBs from the environment, is one of the most important aims of the environmental biotechnologies. In this work, biodegradation of an industrial mixture of PCBs (Delor 103, equivalent to Aroclor 1242) was performed using bacterial consortia composed of four bacterial strains isolated from the historically PCB-contaminated sediments and characterized as Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum anthropi and Rhodococcus ruber...
November 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138886/clinical-predictors-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-bacteremia-in-adult-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy
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Si-Ho Kim, Sun Young Cho, Cheol-In Kang, Hyeri Seok, Kyungmin Huh, Young Eun Ha, Doo Ryeon Chung, Nam Yong Lee, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (SM) has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen with high morbidity and mortality. Because of its unique antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, appropriate antimicrobial therapy for SM bacteremia is still challenging, especially in immunocompromised patients. The present study was performed to assess clinical predictors of SM bacteremia in adult patients with hematologic malignancy. From 2006 through 2016, a case-control study was performed at a tertiary-care hospital. Case patients were defined as SM bacteremia in patients with hematologic malignancy...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138446/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genetic-diversity-in-ceftazidime-non-susceptible-bacterial-pathogens-from-ready-to-eat-street-foods-in-three-taiwanese-cities
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Lin Lin, Sheng-Fan Wang, Tsung-Ying Yang, Wei-Chun Hung, Min-Yu Chan, Sung-Pin Tseng
Bacterial contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) street foods is a major concern worldwide. Dissemination of antibiotic resistant pathogens from food is an emerging public-health threat. To investigate the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and ceftazidime resistance-associated efflux pumps in foodborne pathogens, 270 RTE street foods samples were collected in three densely populated Taiwanese cities. Among 70 ceftazidime non-susceptible isolates, 21 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 12 Pseudomonas spp., 22 Acinetobacter spp...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133644/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-an-emerging-entity-for-cluster-endophthalmitis
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Sarita Beri, Anurag Shandil, Rajiv Garg
PURPOSE: This was a study of acute cluster endophthalmitis along with clinical features, culture results, and visual outcomes of 10 eyes of 10 patients after intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) in one sitting from a single vial. METHODS: Retrospective review of intravitreal injection of 1.25 mg/0.05 ml bevacizumab that was given to 10 eyes of 10 patients on the same day from a freshly opened vial. All patients manifested with endophthalmitis the next day...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096346/intraabdominal-abscess-caused-by-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-a-case-report
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Toyomitsu Sawai, Sumako Yoshioka, Nobuko Matsuo, Naofumi Suyama, Hiroshi Mukae
INTRODUCTION: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia usually causes nosocomial infections, but intraabdominal abscesses or organ/space surgical site infection (SSI) secondary to this organism has been rarely reported. Here, we reported a rare case of SSI that presented as intraabdominal abscess caused by S. maltophilia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 68-year-old woman presented to our hospital with transverse colon cancer. Further work up with abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed left renal cell carcinoma...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095153/periplasmic-form-of-dipeptidyl-aminopeptidase-iv-from-pseudoxanthomonas-mexicana-wo24-purification-kinetic-characterization-crystallization-and-x-ray-crystallographic-analysis
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Saori Roppongi, Chika Tateoka, Mayu Fujimoto, Ippei Iizuka, Saori Morisawa, Akihiro Nakamura, Nobuyuki Honma, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Yosuke Shida, Wataru Ogasawara, Nobutada Tanaka, Yasumitsu Sakamoto, Takamasa Nonaka
Dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV (DAP IV or DPP IV) from Pseudoxanthomonas mexicana WO24 (PmDAP IV) preferentially cleaves substrate peptides with Pro or Ala at the P1 position [NH2-P2-P1(Pro/Ala)-P1'-P2'…]. For crystallographic studies, the periplasmic form of PmDAP IV was overproduced in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized in complex with the tripeptide Lys-Pro-Tyr using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. Kinetic parameters of the purified enzyme against a synthetic substrate were also determined...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077064/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-a-gram-negative-bacterium-useful-for-transformations-of-flavanone-and-chalcone
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Edyta Kostrzewa-Susłow, Monika Dymarska, Urszula Guzik, Danuta Wojcieszyńska, Tomasz Janeczko
A group of flavones, isoflavones, flavanones, and chalcones was subjected to small-scale biotransformation studies with the Gram-negative Stenotrophomonas maltophilia KB2 strain in order to evaluate the capability of this strain to transform flavonoid compounds and to investigate the relationship between compound structure and transformation type. The tested strain transformed flavanones and chalcones. The main type of transformation of compounds with a flavanone moiety was central heterocyclic C ring cleavage, leading to chalcone and dihydrochalcone structures, whereas chalcones underwent reduction to dihydrochalcones and cyclisation to a benzo-γ-pyrone moiety...
October 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062306/the-pgpr-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-sbp-9-augments-resistance-against-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-in-wheat-plants
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Rajnish P Singh, Prabhat N Jha
Certain plant growth promoting bacteria have ability to ameliorate abiotic and/or biotic stressors, which can be exploited to enhance plant growth and productivity of the plants under stress conditions. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the role of a rhizospheric bacterial isolate SBP-9 isolated from Sorghum bicolor (i) in promoting the wheat plant growth under salinity stress, and (ii) in enhancing the defense response in wheat against fungal pathogen "Fusarium graminearum." The test isolate possessed plant growth promoting (PGP) traits including ACC deaminase (ACCD), gibberellic acid, indole acetic acid (IAA), siderophore, and inorganic phosphate solubilization...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059308/potential-of-high-dose-cefepime-tazobactam-against-multiresistant-gram-negative-pathogens
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David M Livermore, Shazad Mushtaq, Marina Warner, Simon J Turner, Neil Woodford
Background: Early β-lactamase inhibitors were combined with established penicillins, but different combinations may be more appropriate to counter current β-lactamase threats, with development facilitated by the US Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act. Cefepime/tazobactam is especially attractive, combining an AmpC-stable cephalosporin with a clinically established inhibitor, active against ESBLs and suitable for high-dose administration. Methods: Organisms (n = 563) were clinical isolates submitted to the UK national reference laboratory...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054663/characterization-of-bacterial-diversity-in-contaminated-groundwater-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Misty S Martin, Inês C Santos, Doug D Carlton, Paula Stigler-Granados, Zacariah L Hildenbrand, Kevin A Schug
Groundwater is a major source for drinking water in the United States, and therefore, its quality and quantity is of extreme importance. One major concern that has emerged is the possible contamination of groundwater due to the unconventional oil and gas extraction activities. As such, the impacts of exogenous contaminants on microbial ecology is an area to be explored to understand what are the chemical and physical conditions that allow the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and to find alternatives for water treatment by identifying organic-degrading bacteria...
October 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048473/use-of-taurolidine-in-lung-transplantation-for-cystic-fibrosis-and-impact-on-bacterial-colonization
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Mohamed Zeriouh, Anton Sabashnikov, Nikhil P Patil, Bastian Schmack, Barlomiej Zych, Prashant N Mohite, Diana García Sáez, Achim Koch, Ashham Mansur, Simona Soresi, Alexander Weymann, Nandor Marczin, Thorsten Wahlers, Fabio De Robertis, André Rüdiger Simon, Aron-Frederik Popov
OBJECTIVES: The presence of bacterial colonization that causes chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients remains a key issue before lung transplantation. We sought to assess the impact of intraoperative taurolidine lavage on bacterial colonization and long-term outcomes following lung transplantation in CF patients. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2013, 114 CF patients underwent lung transplantation at our institute, and taurolidine 2% bronchial lavage was applied in a substantial proportion of patients (n = 42)...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040083/consumption-of-edible-ice-contaminated-with-acinetobacter-pseudomonas-and-stenotrophomonas-is-a-risk-factor-for-fecal-colonization-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-vietnam
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Tatsuya Nakayama, Nguyen Cong Ha, Phong Quoc Le, Ryuji Kawahara, Yuko Kumeda, Yoshinori Sumimura, Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Although Vietnamese residents frequently harbor extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E), it is unclear which foods/beverages are risk factors for acquiring these bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency with which edible ice served in restaurants is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and thereby clarify whether this product poses a risk for ESBL-E carriage in humans. Ice from restaurants in Vietnam and Japan was screened for bacteria capable of growing on agar containing cefotaxime (BG-CTX)...
2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988383/diversity-of-free-living-amoebae-in-soils-and-their-associated-human-opportunistic-bacteria
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Elodie Denet, Bénédicte Coupat-Goutaland, Sylvie Nazaret, Michel Pélandakis, Sabine Favre-Bonté
Free-living amoebae (FLA) are ubiquitous protozoa found worldwide in the environment. They feed by phagocytosis on various microorganisms. However, some bacteria, i.e., amoebae-resistant bacteria (ARB) or bacterial endocytobionts, can resist phagocytosis and even multiply inside FLA. This study investigated the diversity of culturable FLA in various soils from agricultural and mining sites and their bacterial endocytobionts. FLA were cultured on non-nutrient agar with alive Escherichia coli and identified by PCR and sequencing...
November 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984234/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-produces-an-entc-dependent-catecholate-siderophore-that-is-distinct-from-enterobactin
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Megan Y Nas, Nicholas P Cianciotto
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a Gram-negative, multi-drug-resistant bacterium, is increasingly recognized as a key opportunistic pathogen. Thus, we embarked upon an investigation of S. maltophilia iron acquisition. To begin, we determined that the genome of strain K279a is predicted to encode a complete siderophore system, including a biosynthesis pathway, an outer-membrane receptor for ferrisiderophore, and other import and export machinery. Compatible with these data, K279a and other clinical isolates of S...
October 6, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965241/the-ax21-protein-influences-virulence-and-biofilm-formation-in-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia
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Shi-Qi An, Ji-Liang Tang
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative pathogen, which is associated with hospital-acquired infection. The genome encodes a protein highly related to the Ax21 protein of Xanthomonas oryzae that is implicated in interactions of this plant pathogen with rice. Here, we report on the pleiotropic nature of ax21 mutation in S. maltophilia and the effects of addition of the Ax21 protein on the restoration of the wild-type phenotype. We show that loss by mutation of Ax21 leads to reduced motility, reduced biofilm formation, reduced tolerance to the antibiotic tobramycin and reduced virulence to larvae of Galleria mellonella, as well as alteration in the expression of specific genes associated with virulence or antibiotic resistance...
September 30, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964955/sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim-vs-fluoroquinolones-for-the-treatment-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-bloodstream-infections
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Lucas Watson, John Esterly, Ashley O Jensen, Michael Postelnick, Arturo Aguirre, Milena McLaughlin
BACKGROUND: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia causes high mortality rates, especially in bloodstream infections (BSI) where there is a lack of comparative data with fluoroquinolones (FQs) and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (TMP/SMX). The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patients with S. maltophilia BSIs that are treated with FQs vs. TMP/SMX. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to compare FQs (levofloxacin/ciprofloxacin/moxifloxacin) vs. TMP/SMX for the treatment of S...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960713/the-effect-of-interactions-between-a-bacterial-strain-isolated-from-drinking-water-and-a-pathogen-surrogate-on-biofilms-formation-diverged-under-static-vs-flow-conditions
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D Dai, L Raskin, C Xi
AIMS: Interactions with water bacteria affect the incorporation of pathogens into biofilms and thus pathogen control in drinking water systems. This study was to examine the impact of static vs flow conditions on interactions between a pathogen and a water bacterium on pathogen biofilm formation under laboratory settings. METHODS AND RESULTS: A pathogen surrogate Escherichia coli and a drinking water isolate Stenotrophomonas maltophilia was selected for this study...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953600/adhesion-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-delftia-acidovorans-and-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-to-contact-lenses
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Ajay Kumar Vijay, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: Contact lens cases become contaminated with microbes during use. We wished to compare the adhesion of uncommon bacterial contaminants isolated from lens cases to contact lenses with and without organic soil. METHODS: Strains of Delftia acidovorans (001), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (002 and 006), and Achromobacter xylosoxidans (001) isolated from contact lens cases (test strains) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Paer1) isolated from eyes at the time of infiltrative response (control strain) were used...
September 26, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
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