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Sasmita Panda, Sarita Kar, Savitri Sharma, Durg V Singh
This study aimed to determine the presence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), SCCmec elements and genetic relatedness among Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolated from patients with a variety of eye infections (n=11) and from healthy conjunctiva (n=7). Minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined for 14 antimicrobials according to BSAC guidelines. PCR was used to identify the presence of mecA, mecC, SCCmec type and ARGs. Sequencing was used to determine mutations in gyrA, gyrB, topoisomerase IVA and IVB genes...
September 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
V K Naik, S Shakya, A Patyal, N E Gade, Bhoomika
AIM: The aim was to assess the prevalence of Salmonella in raw chevon and chicken meat sold in the retail meat shops situated in and around Durg, Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari, Raipur, and Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh. Studies were also conducted to find out the antibiotic resistance in Salmonella isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 400 samples comprising of 200 chevon meat and 200 chicken meat samples were processed for isolation of Salmonella and all isolates were further confirmed on the basis of cultural and biochemical characters and by targeting invA gene of Salmonella...
June 2015: Veterinary World
Xuefen Xu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yicheng Liu, Lin Yang, Shaoliang Huang, Lu Lu, Shuhao Wang, Qinglong Guo, Li Zhao
Constitutive Stat5 activation enhanced cell survival and resistance to imatinib (IM) in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells. However, the mechanism of Stat5 activation in mediating resistance to IM in bone marrow (BM) microenvironment has not been evaluated precisely. In this study, we reported HS-5-derived conditioned medium (CM) significantly enhanced IM resistance in K562 and KU812. Interestingly, upregulation of the proportion of CD34+ subpopulation was found in CML cells. Subsequently, the BCR/ABL-independent activation of Stat5 increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp) activity in CM-mediated protection of CML stem cells (LSCs) from IM...
April 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Sasmita Panda, Durg V Singh
Staphylococcus haemolyticus, an opportunistic pathogen, is known to exhibit multidrug resistance and produce biofilm. We sequenced the genome of four multidrug resistant, biofilm forming isolates from infected eyes and asymptomatic healthy conjunctiva.
2016: Genome Announcements
Dharmendra Kumar Soni, Durg Vijai Singh, Suresh Kumar Dubey
Listeria monocytogenes, a life-threatening pathogen, poses severe risk during pregnancy, may cause abortion, fetal death or neonatal morbidity in terms of septicemia and meningitis. The present study aimed at characterizing L. monocytogenes isolated from pregnant women based on serotyping, antibiotic susceptibility, virulence genes, in vivo pathogenicity test and ERIC- and REP-PCR fingerprint analyses. The results revealed that out of 3700 human clinical samples, a total of 30 (0.81%) isolates [12 (0.80%) from placental bit (1500), 18 (0...
September 2015: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
Marjan Emzhik, Parvaneh Rahimi-Moghaddam, Soltan Ahmad Ebrahimi, Fariborz Keyhanfar, Ashraf Sadat Moazzam
BACKGROUND: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are an emerging threat to public health and are difficult to detect. To prevent DDIs and their burden, the possible DDIs should be kept in mind. We know that the obesity predisposes to the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, combinational uses of antiobesity drugs and glucose-lowering drugs are very common. As the hepatotoxicity of both pioglitazone (an antidiabetic drug) and orlistat (an antiobesity drug) has been shown in some cases, the aim of this study was to evaluate the interaction of pioglitazone and orlistat in human hepatocellular cell line human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells to determine their effect on liver toxicity...
2015: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
E Naomi Smith, Vijay Durge, Samrat Sengupta, Mrigendra Das
INTRODUCTION: Asenapine is a novel, recently introduced antipsychotic drug. It has a unique receptor profile and it is licensed in the UK for the treatment of bipolar-affective disorder. However, there is some evidence for its effectiveness in schizophrenia and it is licensed for schizophrenia treatment in a number of countries. Significant numbers of patients within the high-secure hospital setting suffer from treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Many patients fail to respond to adequate antipsychotic trials, and require trials of augmentation with other medications...
October 2014: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
Dharmendra Kumar Soni, Major Singh, Durg Vijai Singh, Suresh Kumar Dubey
BACKGROUND: Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne pathogen is ubiquitous to different environments including the agroecosystem. The organism poses serious public health problem. Therefore, an attempt has been made to gain further insight to their antibiotic susceptibility, serotypes and the virulence genes. RESULTS: Out of the 10 vegetables selected, 6 (brinjal, cauliflower, dolichos-bean, tomato, chappan-kaddu and chilli), 20 isolates (10%) tested positive for L...
2014: BMC Microbiology
Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo
Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is challenging because of the high toxicity of second-line drugs and the longer treatment duration required compared with drug-susceptible TB. The efficacy of treatment for MDR-TB is poorer than that for drug-susceptible TB. The selection of drugs in MDR-TB is based on previous treatment history, drug susceptibility results, and TB drug resistance patterns in the each region. Recent World Health Organization guidelines recommend the use of least 4 second-line drugs (a newer fluoroquinolone, an injectable agent, prothionamide, and cycloserine or para-aminosalicylic acid) in addition to pyrazinamide...
December 2013: Infection & Chemotherapy
Saswat S Mohapatra, Chinmay K Mantri, Harapriya Mohapatra, Rita R Colwell, Durg V Singh
In this study, we report the presence of SXT in environmental Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains isolated before 1992 from Varanasi, India. All isolates, except one, were resistant to Tm, and/or Sul, Sm, Fr, Na and Am. None contained plasmids. PCR and DNA sequencing revealed the presence of SXT containing dfrA1 and/or sulII, strAB in six isolates and dfr18, sulII and strAB in five isolates. Three clinical V. cholerae O1 isolated during 1992 contained the antibiotic resistance gene cassette aadA1 in the class 1 integron...
February 2010: Environmental Microbiology Reports
Payal Bhardwaj, Durg Vijay Rai, Mohan Lal Garg
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we have investigated the role of zinc supplementation (a nutritional antioxidant) in an ovariectomized osteopenic rat model. METHODS: Forty-eight female Wistar rats were assigned to four groups: control, zinc, ovariectomy (OVX), and OVX + zinc. Analysis was performed to compare the study groups on bone metabolism markers, bone antioxidant enzymes, and zinc and copper levels in serum and bone tissues. Electron microscopy was also performed to assess morphological changes...
November 2013: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Dharmendra K Soni, Rakesh K Singh, Durg V Singh, Suresh K Dubey
Listeria monocytogenes isolated from Ganges water, human clinical and milk samples were characterized by antibiotic susceptibility, serotype identification, detection of virulence genes and ERIC- and REP-PCR fingerprint analyses. All isolates were uniformly resistant to ampicillin, except two isolates, and showed variable resistance to gentamicin, cotrimoxazole, ofloxacin, rifampicin and tetracycline. Of the 20 isolates found positive for pathogens, seven (four human and three water isolates) belong to serogroups 4b, 4d and 4e; six (one human and five water isolates) belong to serogroups 1/2c and 3c; four milk isolates belong to serogroups 1/2b and 3b; and three milk isolates belong to serogroups 1/2a and 3a...
March 2013: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Durg Vijay Singh, Shikha Agarwal, Rajesh Kumar Kesharwani, Krishna Misra
Isoproturon is the only herbicide that can control Phalaris minor, a competitive weed of wheat that developed resistance in 1992. Resistance against isoproturon was reported to be due to a mutation in the psbA gene that encodes the isoproturon-binding D1 protein. Previously in our laboratory, a triazole derivative of isoproturon (TDI) was synthesized and found to be active against both susceptible and resistant biotypes at 0.5 kg/ha but has shown poor specificity. In the present study, both susceptible D1((S)), resistant D1((R)) and D2 proteins of the PS-II reaction center of P...
August 2012: Journal of Molecular Modeling
Mobashar Hussain Urf Turabe Fazil, Durg V Singh
Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of the diarrheal disease cholera. Although antibiotic therapy shortens the duration of diarrhea, excessive use has contributed to the emergence of antibiotic resistance in V. cholerae. Mobile genetic elements have been shown to be largely responsible for the shift of drug resistance genes in bacteria, including some V. cholerae strains. Quorum sensing communication systems are used for interaction among bacteria and for sensing environmental signals. Sequence analysis of the ctxB gene of toxigenic V...
October 2011: Future Microbiology
Durg Vijay Singh, Kuruba Adeppa, Krishna Misra
Isoproturon, 3-p-cumenyl-1 dimethylurea was the only herbicide controlling Phalaris minor, a major weed growing in wheat fields till the early 1980s. Since it has acquired resistance against isoproturon, like other substituted urea herbicides, where the identified target site for isoproturon is in the photosynthetic apparatus at D1 protein of Photosystem-II (PS-II). Nucleotide sequence of susceptible and resistant psbA gene of P. minor has been reported to have four point mutations. During the present work D1 protein of both susceptible and resistant biotypes of P Minor has been modeled...
April 2012: Journal of Molecular Modeling
Mobashar Hussain Urf Turabe Fazil, Sunil Kumar, Naidu Subbarao, Haushila Prasad Pandey, Durg Vijai Singh
Aeromonas hydrophila has been implicated in extra-intestinal infection and diarrhoea in humans. Targetting unique effectors of bacterial pathogens is considered a powerful strategy for drug design against bacterial variations to drug resistance. The two-component bacterial system involving sensor histidine kinase (SHK) and its response regulators is considered a lucrative target for drug design. This is the first report describing a three-dimensional (3D) structure for SHK of A. hydrophila. The model was constructed by homology modelling using the X-ray structure of PleD--a response regulator--in conjunction with cdiGMP (PDB code 1W25) and HemAT sensor domain (PDB code 1OR4)--a globin coupled sensor...
May 2010: Journal of Molecular Modeling
Amitav Mohanty, Sunita Swain, Durg V Singh, Namita Mahapatra, Santanu K Kar, Rupenangshu K Hazra
Generally, clinical data is referred to study drug-resistance patterns of Plasmodium falciparum in an area. This is only possible after a clear manifestation of drug-resistance parasites inside the human host, and thereafter detection by healthcare persons. The detection of spread of drug-resistant P. falciparum in a population, before any pathological symptoms detected in humans is possible by analyzing the anopheline vectors, transmitting malaria. In the present study we implemented a new strategy to detect the spread of chloroquine-resistant (CQR) strains of P...
July 2009: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Harapriya Mohapatra, Saswat S Mohapatra, Chinmay K Mantri, Rita R Colwell, Durg V Singh
In this study, we report the presence of the SXT element and Class I integron in Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139 strains isolated from Varanasi, India. Isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole, trimethoprim and/or streptomycin, furazolidone and ampicillin. None contained plasmids. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing revealed the presence of antibiotic resistance gene cassettes, aadA1, aadA2, aadA5 and dfrA15, in the Class I integron and SXT, an integrative conjugative element containing dfr18, sulII and strAB, in three and six of the isolates respectively...
April 2008: Environmental Microbiology
H Nakashima, J Perlman, J F Feldman
Small doses of cycloheximide given at intervals (pulses) cause phase shifts of the circadian clock of Neurospora. The effects of this drug on the clock are mediated through its inhibition of protein synthesis, since two cycloheximide-resistant mutants whose 80S ribosomes are resistant to cycloheximide showed no phase shift after exposure to the durg.
April 17, 1981: Science
Dhanya Ramachandran, R Bhanumathi, Durg V Singh
This study describes a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of antibiotic resistance genes and the SXT element in Vibrio cholerae. Conditions were optimized to amplify fragments of sulII (encoding sulfamethoxazole resistance), dfrA1 (O1-specific trimethoprim resistance), dfr18 (O139-specific trimethoprim resistance), strB (streptomycin B resistance) and the SXT element simultaneously in one PCR. This multiplex PCR was evaluated on 142 V. cholerae isolates and the results correlated with the phenotypic antibiotic data obtained using a disc diffusion assay and a colony blot assay...
March 2007: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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