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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306723/the-redefinition-of-helicobacter-pylori-lipopolysaccharide-o-antigen-and-core-oligosaccharide-domains
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Hong Li, Tiandi Yang, Tingting Liao, Aleksandra W Debowski, Hans-Olof Nilsson, Alma Fulurija, Stuart M Haslam, Barbara Mulloy, Anne Dell, Keith A Stubbs, Barry J Marshall, Mohammed Benghezal
Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide promotes chronic gastric colonisation through O-antigen host mimicry and resistance to mucosal antimicrobial peptides mediated primarily by modifications of the lipid A. The structural organisation of the core and O-antigen domains of H. pylori lipopolysaccharide remains unclear, as the O-antigen attachment site has still to be identified experimentally. Here, structural investigations of lipopolysaccharides purified from two wild-type strains and the O-antigen ligase mutant revealed that the H...
March 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302074/clonality-outer-membrane-proteins-profile-and-efflux-pump-in-kpc-producing-enterobacter-sp-in-brazil
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Juliana Ferraz Rosa, Camila Rizek, Ana Paula Marchi, Thais Guimaraes, Lourdes Miranda, Claudia Carrilho, Anna S Levin, Silvia F Costa
BACKGROUND: Carbapenems resistance in Enterobacter spp. has increased in the last decade, few studies, however, described the mechanisms of resistance in this bacterium. This study evaluated clonality and mechanisms of carbapenems resistance in clinical isolates of Enterobacter spp. identified in three hospitals in Brazil (Hospital A, B and C) over 7-year. METHODS: Antibiotics sensitivity, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), PCR for carbapenemase and efflux pump genes were performed for all carbapenems-resistant isolates...
March 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300674/structure-activity-studies-on-polymyxin-derivatives-carrying-three-positive-charges-only-reveal-a-new-class-of-compounds-with-strong-antibacterial-activity
#3
Martti Vaara, Timo Vaara, Jonathan M Tyrrell
Recent years have brought in an increased interest to develop improved polymyxins. The currently used polymyxins, i.e. polymyxin B and colistin (polymyxin E) are pentacationic lipopeptides that possess a cyclic heptapeptide part with three positive charges, a linear "panhandle" part with two positive charges, and a fatty acyl tail. Unfortunately, their clinical use is shadowed by their notable nephrotoxicity. We have previously developed a polymyxin derivative NAB739 which lacks the positive charges in the linear part...
March 11, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295668/dissemination-of-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-in-egypt-mutation-in-blavim-4
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Hany Hashem, Amro Hanora, Salah Abdalla, Alaa Shaeky, Alaa Saad
This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates collected from Suez Canal University Hospital in Ismailia, Egypt. Antibiotic susceptibility testing and phenotypic and genotypic screening for MBLs were performed on 147 isolates of P. aeruginosa. MICs were determined by agar dilution method for carbapenem that was ≥2 μg/mL for meropenem. MBL genes were detected by multiplex and monoplex PCR for P. aeruginosa-harbored plasmids. Mutation profile of sequenced MBL genes was screened using online software Clustal Omega...
March 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293865/the-inhibition-effect-of-lactobacilli-against-growth-and-biofilm-formation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Dariush Shokri, Mohammad Rabbani Khorasgani, Milad Mohkam, Seyed Masih Fatemi, Younes Ghasemi, Asghar Taheri-Kafrani
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant and food-spoilage microorganisms has renewed efforts to identify safe and natural alternative agents of antibiotics such as probiotics. The aim of this study was the isolation of lactobacilli as potential probiotics from local dairy products with broad antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities against antibiotic-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and determination of their inhibition mechanism. Antibiotic susceptibility and classification of acquired resistance profiles of 80 P...
March 14, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293307/sensitivity-to-antimicrobial-drugs-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-extreme-resistant-strains-isolated-in-the-major-hospitals-of-central-kazakhstan
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Ilya S Azizov, Alyona V Lavrinenko, Ilya A Belyaev, Dmitry B Babenko, Natalya A Shambilova, Nelya M Bissenova
AIM: The article presents the current data on the sensitivity of the main 37 strains of eXtremaly Drugs Resistance (XDR) category to anti-pseudomonas drugs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The strains were collected during the prospective multicenter study in large multidisciplinary hospitals of Central Kazakhstan. Susceptibility to antimicrobial drugs was carried out by disk method and the serial dilution method with the interpretation of the results according to EUCAST criteria...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291943/a-new-combination-of-a-pleuromutilin-derivative-and-doxycycline-for-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Shajila Siricilla, Katsuhiko Mitachi, Junshu Yang, Shakiba Eslamimehr, Maddie R Lemieux, Bernd Meibohm, Yinduo Ji, Michio Kurosu
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most difficult Gram-negative bacteria to treat and eradicate. In a cell-based screening of pleuromutilin derivatives against a drug sensitive A. baumannii strain (ATCC 19606), new molecules (2-4) exhibit bacteriostatic activity with 3.13 μg/mL concentration and 1 shows bactericidal activity with an MBC of 6.25 μg/mL. The pleuromutilin derivative 1 displays strong synergistic effects with doxycycline in a wide range of concentrations. A 35/1 ratio of 1 and doxycycline (1-Dox35/1) kills drug susceptible A...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280277/preparation-and-antimicrobial-evaluation-of-polyion-complex-pic-nanoparticles-loaded-with-polymyxin-b
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Ignacio Insua, Sieta Majok, Anna F A Peacock, Anne Marie Krachler, Francisco Fernandez-Trillo
Here, we describe novel polyion complex (PIC) particles for the delivery of Polymyxin B (Pol-B), an antimicrobial peptide currently used in the clinic as a last resort antibiotic against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. A range of conditions for the controlled assembly of Pol-B with poly(styrene sulphonate) (PSS) has been identified which let us prepare stable colloidal PIC particles. This way, PIC particles containing different Pol-B:PSS ratios have been prepared and their stability under simulated physiological conditions (i...
February 2017: European Polymer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276793/lack-of-polymyxin-resistance-among-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-university-hospital-in-china
#9
Xiaofei Jiang, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276116/epidemiology-of-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-chinchillas-chinchilla-lanigera-49-cases-2005-to-2015
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S Ozawa, C Mans, Z Szabo, N Di Girolamo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the anamnesis, clinical signs, diagnostic test results, treatment and outcome of chinchillas diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis. METHODS: Medical records of 49 chinchillas diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis were retrospectively reviewed. Association between clinical signs and type of bacteria involved was determined by means of univariate logistic regression. RESULTS: 61·5% of the isolated bacteria were Gram-negative, and the most common bacterial species was Pseudomonas aeruginosa (50%), followed by Staphylococcus species (26·9%)...
April 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275006/polymyxins-antibacterial-activity-susceptibility-testing-and-resistance-mechanisms-encoded-by-plasmids-or-chromosomes
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REVIEW
Laurent Poirel, Aurélie Jayol, Patrice Nordmann
SUMMARYPolymyxins are well-established antibiotics that have recently regained significant interest as a consequence of the increasing incidence of infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Colistin and polymyxin B are being seriously reconsidered as last-resort antibiotics in many areas where multidrug resistance is observed in clinical medicine. In parallel, the heavy use of polymyxins in veterinary medicine is currently being reconsidered due to increased reports of polymyxin-resistant bacteria...
April 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268175/dissemination-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-patients-with-burn-injuries
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Saeed Shoja, Mojtaba Moosavian, Soodabeh Rostami, Abbas Farahani, Amir Peymani, Khadijeh Ahmadi, Nasim Ebrahimifard
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important cause of infection in burn patients. This study aimed to characterize the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, determine the prevalence of oxacillinase and metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) genes, and type the A. baumannii isolates obtained from burn patients. METHODS: During a 1-year period, a total of 40 nonduplicated isolates of A. baumannii were obtained from burn patients who were hospitalized in the Taleghani Burn Hospital in Ahvaz, in the southwest of Iran...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263303/pentamidine-sensitizes-gram-negative-pathogens-to-antibiotics-and-overcomes-acquired-colistin-resistance
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Jonathan M Stokes, Craig R MacNair, Bushra Ilyas, Shawn French, Jean-Philippe Côté, Catrien Bouwman, Maya A Farha, Arthur O Sieron, Chris Whitfield, Brian K Coombes, Eric D Brown
The increasing use of polymyxins(1) in addition to the dissemination of plasmid-borne colistin resistance threatens to cause a serious breach in our last line of defence against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens, and heralds the emergence of truly pan-resistant infections. Colistin resistance often arises through covalent modification of lipid A with cationic residues such as phosphoethanolamine-as is mediated by Mcr-1 (ref. 2)-which reduce the affinity of polymyxins for lipopolysaccharide(3). Thus, new strategies are needed to address the rapidly diminishing number of treatment options for Gram-negative infections(4)...
March 6, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258235/antibiotic-non-antibiotic-combinations-for-combating-extremely-drug-resistant-gram-negative-superbugs
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REVIEW
Elena K Schneider, Felisa Reyes-Ortega, Tony Velkov, Jian Li
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative pathogens has become a worldwide crisis. The status quo for combating resistance is to employ synergistic combinations of antibiotics. Faced with this fast-approaching post-antibiotic era, it is critical that we devise strategies to prolong and maximize the clinical efficacy of existing antibiotics. Unfortunately, reports of extremely drug-resistant (XDR) Gram-negative pathogens have become more common. Combining antibiotics such as polymyxin B or the broad-spectrum tetracycline and minocycline with various FDA-approved non-antibiotic drugs have emerged as a novel combination strategy against otherwise untreatable XDR pathogens...
February 28, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257552/possible-protective-role-of-silybin-against-polymyxin-e-induced-toxic-effect-in-rat-kidneys-a-biochemical-approach
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Sherif S Hassan, Charity Thomann, Rajunor Ettarh, Zulfiqar Ahmad
AIMS: Polymyxin E was used for treating gram-negative bacterial infections but not recently for fear of its nephrotoxicity. Silybin has potential to counteract nephrotoxicity; however, few studies have investigated its protective effect on the kidney in an animal model. The purpose of the present study was to assess whether silybin could decrease elevated urine and serum renal biochemical markers induced by polymyxin E in rat kidney. METHODS: Forty rats were divided randomly into four groups of 10 rats: control (I), vehicle (II), treatment (III, using polymyxin E), and protection (IV, using silybin and polymyxin E)...
March 3, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256611/antimicrobial-efficacy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-formation-in-a-three-dimensional-lung-epithelial-model-and-the-influence-of-fetal-bovine-serum
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Aurélie Crabbé, Yulong Liu, Nele Matthijs, Petra Rigole, César De La Fuente-Nùñez, Richard Davis, Maria A Ledesma, Shameema Sarker, Rob Van Houdt, Robert E W Hancock, Tom Coenye, Cheryl A Nickerson
In vitro models that mimic in vivo host-pathogen interactions are needed to evaluate candidate drugs that inhibit bacterial virulence traits. We established a new approach to study Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm susceptibility on biotic surfaces, using a three-dimensional (3-D) lung epithelial cell model. P. aeruginosa formed antibiotic resistant biofilms on 3-D cells without affecting cell viability. The biofilm-inhibitory activity of antibiotics and/or the anti-biofilm peptide DJK-5 were evaluated on 3-D cells compared to a plastic surface, in medium with and without fetal bovine serum (FBS)...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249575/first-report-on-bla-ndm-1-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-three-clinical-isolates-from-ethiopia
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Michael Pritsch, Ahmed Zeynudin, Maxim Messerer, Simon Baumer, Gabriele Liegl, Soeren Schubert, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher, Tefara Belachew, Andrea Rachow, Andreas Wieser
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections are recognized as one of the major threats to global health. In this study, we describe for the first time bla NDM-1 gene carrying organisms from Ethiopia consisting of three Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from patients in Jimma. METHODS: Besides phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular strain typing and sequencing was performed to describe the phylogenetic relation of the Ethiopian isolates in detail in relation to published isolates from all over the globe...
March 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248490/through-the-lipopolysaccharide-glass-a-potent-antimicrobial-peptide-induces-phase-changes-in-membranes
#18
Damien Jefferies, Pin-Chia Hsu, Syma Khalid
In the following, molecular simulations are used to reveal unexpected behavior within bacterial membranes. We show that lipopolysaccharide molecules found in these membranes form viscous amorphous solids when they are interlinked with monovalent and divalent cations. The bilayers exhibit both liquid and glassy characteristics, due to the coexistence of both liquid and crystalline domains in the bilayer. Polymyxin B1, a potent antimicrobial peptide, is shown to increase order within the lipopolysaccharide bilayers by inducing the formation of crystalline patches...
March 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248483/a-fluorescent-probe-distinguishes-between-inhibition-of-early-and-late-steps-of-lipopolysaccharide-biogenesis-in-whole-cells
#19
Eileen Moison, Ran Xie, Ge Zhang, Matthew D Lebar, Timothy C Meredith, Daniel Kahne
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) biogenesis in Gram-negative organisms involves its biosynthesis in the cytoplasm and subsequent transport across three cellular compartments to the cell surface. We developed a fluorescent probe that allows us to determine the spatial distribution of LPS in whole cells. We show that polymyxin B nonapeptide (PMBN) containing a dansyl fluorophore specifically binds to LPS in membranes. We show that this probe detects decreases in LPS levels on the cell surface when LPS biosynthesis is inhibited at an early step...
March 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246454/molecular-identification-and-histopathological-study-of-natural-streptococcus-agalactiae-infection-in-hybrid-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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A A Laith, Mohd Azmi Ambak, Marina Hassan, Shahreza Md Sheriff, Musa Nadirah, Ahmad Shuhaimi Draman, Wahidah Wahab, Wan Nurhafizah Wan Ibrahim, Alia Syafiqah Aznan, Amina Jabar, Musa Najiah
AIM: The main objective of this study was to emphasize on histopathological examinations and molecular identification of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from natural infections in hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Temerloh Pahang, Malaysia, as well as to determine the susceptibility of the pathogen strains to various currently available antimicrobial agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diseased fishes were observed for variable clinical signs including fin hemorrhages, alterations in behavior associated with erratic swimming, exophthalmia, and mortality...
January 2017: Veterinary World
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