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Emanuele Cozzani, Giulia Ciccarese, Francesco Drago, Daniela Gerbaldo, Aurora Parodi
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April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Carl Barton, Sandro Morganella, Øyvind Ødegård-Fougner, Stephanie Alexander, Jonas Ries, Tomas Fitzgerald, Jan Ellenberg, Ewan Birney
The 3D structure of chromatin plays a key role in genome function, including gene expression, DNA replication, chromosome segregation, and DNA repair. Furthermore the location of genomic loci within the nucleus, especially relative to each other and nuclear structures such as the nuclear envelope and nuclear bodies strongly correlates with aspects of function such as gene expression. Therefore, determining the 3D position of the 6 billion DNA base pairs in each of the 23 chromosomes inside the nucleus of a human cell is a central challenge of biology...
March 9, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
Ann W Plum, Anthony J Mortelliti, Ronald E Walsh
Abscesses in the head and neck frequently have odontogenic sources. As bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance patterns may change over time and based on location, we describe the current common bacteria found in odontogenic abscesses, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance, and differences in each between pediatric and adult patients in Upstate New York. This is a retrospective review of patients who underwent drainage of odontogenic abscesses (n = 131) from 2002 to 2012 at an academic institution. The medical records were reviewed for results of abscess cultures, comorbidities, and drainage procedures...
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
D Lepelletier, R Bonnet, P Plésiat, M H Nicolas-Chanoine, A Berger-Carbonne, C Chidiac, B Grandbastien
The increasing use of colistin has contributed to the emergence of resistant bacteria and to an increase in the frequency of infections caused by naturally resistant Enterobacteriaceae strains such as Proteus, Providencia, Morganella, and Serratia. In August 2016, the French High Council for Public Health (French acronym HCSP) received a request from the Ministry of Health on the advice of the French National Public Health agency (Santé publique France) with regard to measures that should be taken to tackle the emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance among Enterobacteriaceae strains...
February 20, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, Khalid Ali Khan, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Saad B Almasaudi, Saad Al-Kahtani
The probiotic effects of seven newly isolated gut bacteria, from the indegenous honey bees of Saudi Arabia were investigated. In vivo bioassays were used to investigate the effects of each gut bacterium namely, Fructobacillus fructosus (T1), Proteus mirabilis (T2), Bacillus licheniformis (T3), Lactobacillus kunkeei (T4), Bacillus subtilis (T5), Enterobacter kobei (T6), and Morganella morganii (T7) on mortality percentage of honey bee larvae infected with P. larvae spores along with negative control (normal diet) and positive control (normal diet spiked with P...
February 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Orsolya Szabó, Dániel Gulyás, Nikolett Szabó, Katalin Kristóf, Béla Kocsis, Dóra Szabó
Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants including, qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrD, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr, oqxAB, and qepA, were investigated in 214 Enterobacteriaceae strains from urine clinical samples. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing for ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, and imipenem was performed by broth microdilution method. All strains were screened for PMQR genes by PCR. Virulence determinants, namely afa, pap, pil, sfa/foc, and kpsMT of eight Escherichia coli strains proven positive for at least one qnr gene, were investigated by PCR...
February 23, 2018: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Yin Wang, Daniel E Rozen
Carrion beetles, Nicrophorus vespilloides, are reared on decomposing carrion where larvae are exposed to high populations of carcass-derived bacteria. Larvae do not become colonized with these bacteria but instead are colonized with the gut microbiome of their parents, suggesting that bacteria in the beetle microbiome outcompete the carcass-derived species for larval colonization. Here, we test this hypothesis and quantify the fitness consequences of colonization with different bacterial symbionts. First, we show that beetles colonized by their endogenous microbiome produce heavier broods than those colonized with carcass-bacteria...
February 2018: Ecology and Evolution
Michael F Ward, Daniel J Olson, Michael Taggart, Sara F Grace
A 2 day-old-girl with a complicated birth history, including prolonged rupture of membranes and Caesarian section delivery, presented with a purulent bacterial conjunctivitis of the left eye despite standard prophylaxis. Bacterial cultures yielded 1+ Morganella morganii, a facultative anaerobe and a rare cause of ocular pathology. The patient was treated with topical tobramycin four times daily for 7 days, resulting in resolution of her conjunctivitis.
December 27, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Andreza Francisco Martins, Larissa Bail, Carmen Antonia Sanches Ito, Keite da Silva Nogueira, Tanise Vendruscolo Dalmolin, Amanda Silva Martins, Jaime Luis Lopes Rocha, Alisa W Serio, Felipe Francisco Tuon
Plazomicin is a next-generation aminoglycoside with activity against Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of plazomicin against CPE (Klebsiella spp., Escherichia coli, Serratia spp., Enterobacter spp., Citrobacter spp., Morganella spp., Proteus spp., Providencia spp.) from different Brazilian hospitals. A total of 4000 carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates were collected from clinical samples in 50 Brazilian hospitals during 2013-2015...
March 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Valéria Mourão de Moura, Noranathan da Costa Guimarães, Luana Travassos Batista, Luciana A Freitas-de-Sousa, Joanderson de Sousa Martins, Maria Carolina Scheffer de Souza, Patrícia D Oliveira de Almeida, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Ricardo Bezerra de Oliveira, Maria Cristina Dos-Santos, Rosa Helena Veras Mourão
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Extracts of leaves and bark of Aniba fragrans are used as tea (decoction) to treat snakebites in communities in the Brazilian Amazon. The aqueous extract of the leaves of A. fragrans has been proven to be effective against Bothrops venom, but only when pre-incubated with the venom. This study sought to assess the potential of different types of extract of this species to inhibit the biological activities of Bothrops atrox venom (BaV) when used the same way as in folk medicine...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Laura Cerland, Bruno Mégarbane, Hatem Kallel, Yanick Brouste, Hossein Mehdaoui, Dabor Resiere
Drowning represents one major cause of accidental death. Near-drowning patients are exposed to aspiration that may result in pneumonia with life-threatening consequences. We designed this descriptive study to investigate the frequency, nature, and consequences of post-drowning pneumonia. One hundred and forty-four near-drowning patients (33 children and 111 adults) admitted during four years to the University Hospital of Martinique, French Indies, were included. Patients presented pre-hospital cardiac arrest (41%) and exhibited acute respiratory failure (54%), cardiovascular failure (27%), and lactic acidosis (75%) on admission...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Hai-Ying Jiang, Jing-E Ma, Juan Li, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Lin-Miao Li, Nan He, Hai-Yang Liu, Shu-Yi Luo, Zheng-Jun Wu, Ri-Chou Han, Jin-Ping Chen
The crocodile lizard is a critically endangered reptile, and serious diseases have been found in this species in recent years, especially in captive lizards. Whether these diseases are caused by changes in the gut microbiota and the effect of captivity on disease remains to be determined. Here, we examined the relationship between the gut microbiota and diet and disease by comparing the fecal microbiota of wild lizards with those of sick and healthy lizards in captivity. The gut microbiota in wild crocodile lizards was consistently dominated by Proteobacteria (∼56...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Valérie Denervaud-Tendon, Laurent Poirel, Lynn E Connolly, Kevin M Krause, Patrice Nordmann
Objectives: Plazomicin, a novel aminoglycoside with in vitro activity against MDR Gram-negative organisms, is under development to treat patients with serious enterobacterial infections. We evaluated the activity of plazomicin and comparators against colistin-resistant enterobacterial isolates. Methods: Susceptibility to plazomicin and comparators was tested by broth microdilution for a collection of 95 colistin-resistant enterobacterial isolates collected from 29 hospitals in eight countries...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Dominik Glodzik, Sandro Morganella, Helen Davies, Peter T Simpson, Yilong Li, Xueqing Zou, Javier Diez-Perez, Johan Staaf, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Marcel Smid, Arie B Brinkman, Inga Hansine Rye, Hege Russnes, Keiran Raine, Colin A Purdie, Sunil R Lakhani, Alastair M Thompson, Ewan Birney, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Marc J van de Vijver, John W M Martens, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Andrea L Richardson, Gu Kong, Alain Viari, Douglas Easton, Gerard Evan, Peter J Campbell, Michael R Stratton, Serena Nik-Zainal
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ng.3771.
October 27, 2017: Nature Genetics
Yingchen Ju, Zhihong Liu, Zizhen Zhang, Lijun Duan, Qi Liu, Qiong Gu, Cheng Zhang, Jun Xu, Huihao Zhou
Proteus vulgaris L-amino acid deaminase (pvLAAD) belongs to a class of bacterial membrane-bound LAADs mainly express in genus Proteus, Providencia and Morganella. These LAADs employ a non-cleavable N-terminal twin-arginine translocation (Tat) peptide to transport across membrane and bind to bacterial surface. Recent studies revealed that a hydrophobic insertion sequence (INS) in these LAADs also interacts with bacterial membrane. However, the functional significance of INS-membrane interaction is not clear...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Kwabena O Duedu, George Offei, Francis S Codjoe, Eric S Donkor
Enteric bacteria are commonly implicated in hospital-acquired or nosocomial infections. In Ghana, these infections constitute an important public health problem but little is known about their contribution to antibiotic resistance. The aim of the study was to determine the extent and pattern of antibiotic resistance of enteric bacteria isolated from patients and environmental sources at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. A total of 265 samples were collected from the study site including 142 stool and 82 urine samples from patients, 7 swab samples of door handle, and 3 samples of drinking water...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
Kathleen Fernandes Grego, Marcelo Pires Nogueira de Carvalho, Marcos Paulo Vieira Cunha, Terezinha Knöbl, Fabio Celidonio Pogliani, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Sávio Stefanini Sant'Anna, Martha Simões Ribeiro, Fábio Parra Sellera
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) has been broadly investigated as an alternative to treat localized infections, without leading to the selection of resistant microorganisms. Infectious stomatitis is a multifactorial disease frequently reported in captive snakes characterized by infection of the oral mucosa and surrounding tissues. In this study, we investigated methylene blue (MB)-mediated APDT to treat infectious stomatitis in snakes and verified the resistance phenotype and genotype before and after APDT...
December 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Xueqing Zou, Sandro Morganella, Dominik Glodzik, Helen Davies, Yilin Li, Michael R Stratton, Serena Nik-Zainal
Selected repetitive sequences termed short inverted repeats (SIRs) have the propensity to form secondary DNA structures called hairpins. SIRs comprise palindromic arm sequences separated by short spacer sequences that form the hairpin stem and loop respectively. Here, we show that SIRs confer an increase in localized mutability in breast cancer, which is domain-dependent with the greatest mutability observed within spacer sequences (∼1.35-fold above background). Mutability is influenced by factors that increase the likelihood of formation of hairpins such as loop lengths (of 4-5 bp) and stem lengths (of 7-15 bp)...
November 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
E Spindler-Raffel, R J Benjamin, C P McDonald, S Ramirez-Arcos, K Aplin, I Bekeredjian-Ding, D de Korte, C Gabriel, B Gathof, K-M Hanschmann, K Hourfar, C Ingram, M R Jacobs, S D Keil, Y Kou, B Lambrecht, J Marcelis, Z Mukhtar, H Nagumo, T Niekerk, J Rojo, S Marschner, M Satake, A Seltsam, E Seifried, S Sharafat, M Störmer, S Süßner, S J Wagner, R Yomtovian
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interventions to prevent and detect bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates (PCs) have reduced, but not eliminated the sepsis risk. Standardized bacterial strains are needed to validate detection and pathogen reduction technologies in PCs. Following the establishment of the First International Reference Repository of Platelet Transfusion-Relevant Bacterial Reference Strains (the 'repository'), the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Biological Standardisation (ECBS) endorsed further repository expansion...
November 2017: Vox Sanguinis
Benoit Pugin, Weronika Barcik, Patrick Westermann, Anja Heider, Marcin Wawrzyniak, Peter Hellings, Cezmi A Akdis, Liam O'Mahony
Background: Biogenic amines (BAs) are metabolites produced by the decarboxylation of amino acids with significant physiological functions in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. BAs can be produced by bacteria in fermented foods, but little is known concerning the potential for microbes within the human gut microbiota to produce or degrade BAs. Objective: To isolate and identify BA-producing and BA-degrading microbes from the human gastrointestinal tract. Design: Fecal samples from human volunteers were screened on multiple growth media, under multiple growth conditions...
2017: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
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