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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458158/toll-like-receptor-tlr-9-promotor-polymorphisms-and-gene-expression-are-associated-with-persistent-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage
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Dennis Nurjadi, Klaus Heeg, Alexander N R Weber, Philipp Zanger
OBJECTIVES: Toll-like receptor (TLR) -9 could have importance in human S. aureus immunity, but population level evidence for this hypothesis is missing. METHODS: We phenotyped 603 volunteers for S. aureus nasal carriage using four consecutive swabs, genotyped TLR9 promotor variants in 106 persistent carriers and 219 non-carriers, measured TLR9-mRNA expression in whole blood after stimulation with viable S. aureus, and studied mutual associations of carriage, transcriptional activity, and single nucleotide polymorphisms while accounting for sex and hormonal contraceptive use (HCU+/- )...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458147/sessein-and-isosessein-with-anti-inflammatory-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-activity-isolated-from-salvia-sessei-benth
#2
Abraham Gómez-Rivera, Manasés González-Cortazar, Maribel Herrera-Ruíz, Alejandro Zamilpa, Verónica Rodríguez-López
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia sessei Benth, popularly known as "pipilolxochitl" or "sabanito", is a plant utilized in Mexico in traditional medicine for the treatment of erysipela. To date, only one report, to our knowledge, has been found in which a royleanone-type diterpene of the aerial parts of the species was isolated but, again to our knowledge, studies have not been conducted on the pharmacological activity of extracts and compounds isolated from this plant...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458131/inhibition-of-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-via-hbv-dna-cleavage-by-cas9-from-staphylococcus-aureus
#3
Yu Liu, Miaoxian Zhao, Mingxing Gong, Ying Xu, Cantao Xie, Haohui Deng, Xueying Li, Hongkai Wu, Zhanhui Wang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is difficult to cure due to the presence of covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA). Accumulating evidence indicates that the CRISPR/Cas9 system effectively disrupts HBV genome, including cccDNA, in vitro and in vivo. However, efficient delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 system to the liver or hepatocytes using an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector remains challenging due to the large size of Cas9 from Streptococcus pyogenes (Sp). The recently identified Cas9 protein from Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) is smaller than SpCas9 and thus is able to be packaged into the AAV vector...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458103/zinc-oxide-nanorod-clusters-deposited-seaweed-cellulose-sheet-for-antimicrobial-activity
#4
Priyank L Bhutiya, Mayur S Mahajan, M Abdul Rasheed, Manoj Pandey, S Zaheer Hasan, Nirendra Misra
Seaweed cellulose was isolated from green seaweed Ulva fasciata using a common bleaching agent. Sheet containing porous mesh was prepared from the extracted seaweed crystalline cellulose along with zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod clusters grown over the sheet by single step hydrothermal method. Seaweed cellulose and zinc oxide nanorod clusters deposited seaweed cellulose sheet was characterized by FT-IR, XRD, TGA, and SEM-EDX. Morphology showed that the diameter of zinc oxide nanorods were around 70 nm. Zinc oxide nanorod clusters deposited on seaweed cellulose sheet gave remarkable antibacterial activity towards gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus ceresus, Streptococcus thermophilis) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginous) microbes...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457913/light-emitting-diode-irradiation-induced-shape-conversion-of-dna-capped-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities
#5
Navaporn Sritong, Siwat Chumsook, Sineenat Siri
Due to size- and shape-dependent properties, a shape-controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is one of the research challenging topics for their production and potential applications. This work reported the simple eco-friendly syntheses of different shaped AgNPs controlled by the plasmid DNA content and light emitting diodes (LEDs) irradiation. The synthesized AgNPs appeared as yellow, orange and green colloidal AgNPs, which transmission electron microscope (TEM) images revealed their different shapes; spherical AgNPs, a mixture of spherical and hexagonal AgNPs, and a mixture of spherical, hexagonal and corner-truncated triangle AgNPs, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457614/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-and-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-modify-human-dendritic-cell-responses-to-staphylococci-but-do-not-affect-th1-and-th2-cell-development
#6
P P Balraadjsing, E C de Jong, D W Grijpma, M W Tanck, S A Zaat
Biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs) are frequent complications in the use of medical devices (biomaterials) correlated with considerable patient discomfort and high treatment costs. The presence of a biomaterial in the host causes derangement of local immune responses increasing susceptibility to infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) have an important role in directing the nature of immune responses by activating and controlling CD4+ T helper (Th) cell responses. To assess the immunomodulatory effect of the combined presence of biomaterials and Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457569/hospital-onset-mrsa-bacteremia-rates-are-significantly-correlated-with-sociodemographic-factors-a-step-toward-risk-adjustment
#7
Joshua T Freeman, Matthew R Blakiston, Deverick J Anderson
The correlations between census-derived sociodemographic variables and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (HO-MRSAB) rates were examined at the US state level. On multivariable analysis, only percent African American remained statistically significant. This finding highlights an important disparity and suggests that risk adjustment is needed when comparing HO-MRSAB rates among US states. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.
February 19, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457249/gut-bacteria-of-cockroaches-are-a-potential-source-of-antibacterial-compound-s
#8
Noor Akbar, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Mazhar Iqbal, K Sagathevan, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Here, we hypothesized that the microbial gut flora of animals/pests living in polluted environments, produce substances to thwart bacterial infections. The overall aim of this study was to source microbes inhabiting unusual environmental niches for potential antimicrobial activity. Two cockroach species, Gromphadorhina portentosa (Madagascar) and Blaptica dubia (Dubia) were selected. The gut bacteria from these species were isolated and grown in RPMI 1640 and conditioned media were prepared. Conditioned media were tested against a panel of Gram-positive (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus cereus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli K1, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae) bacteria, as well as the protist pathogen, Acanthamoeba castellanii...
February 19, 2018: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456969/mutation-of-agr-is-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-to-the-host-during-chronic-osteomyelitis
#9
Carlos M Suligoy, Santiago M Lattar, Mariángeles Noto Llana, Cintia D González, Lucía P Alvarez, D Ashley Robinson, Marisa I Gómez, Fernanda R Buzzola, Daniel O Sordelli
Selection pressures exerted on Staphylococcus aureus by host factors may lead to the emergence of mutants better adapted to the evolving conditions at the infection site. This study was aimed at identifying the changes that occur in S. aureus exposed to the host defense mechanisms during chronic osteomyelitis and evaluating whether these changes affect the virulence of the organism. Genome assessment of two S. aureus isolates collected 13 months apart (HU-85a and HU-85c) from a host with chronic osteomyelitis was made by whole genome sequencing...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456814/ascorbic-acid-augments-colony-spreading-by-reducing-biofilm-formation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#10
Zulfiqar Ali Mirani, Muhammad Naseem Khan, Anila Siddiqui, Fouzia Khan, Mubashir Aziz, Shagufta Naz, Ayaz Ahmed, Seema Ismat Khan
Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive pathogen, well known for its resistance and versatile lifestyle. Under unfavourable conditions, it adapts biofilm mode of growth. For staphylococcal biofilm formation, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) is a pre-requisite, which is regulated by ica operon-encoded enzymes. This study was designed to know the impact of ascorbic acid on biofilm formation and colony spreading processes of S. aureus and MRSA. Materials and Methods: The isolates of methicillin-resistant S...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456001/soluble-soybean-polysaccharide-tio-2-bionanocomposite-film-for-food-application
#11
Davoud Salarbashi, Mohsen Tafaghodi, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz
In the current study, a set of biodegradable soybean polysaccharide (SSPS) nanocomposites containing different ratios of TiO2 nanoparticles was characterized as new packaging system. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement showed that the crystalline structure of the TiO2 nanoparticles remained intact in the polysaccharide matrix and the surface of nanocomposites containing 1-3% TiO2 was observed morphologically uniform under scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis revealed that the magnitude of storage modulus was 3...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455973/microbicidal-gentamicin-alginate-hydrogels
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Stalin Kondaveeti, Pedro Vinicius de Assis Bueno, Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro, Fernanda Esposito, Nilton Lincopan, Maria Rita Sierakowski, Denise Freitas Siqueira Petri
Sodium alginate (Alg) reacted with antibiotic gentamicin sulfate (GS) in an aqueous-phase condition mediated by carbodiimide chemistry, in the molar ratios Alg: GS of (1:0.5), (1:1) and (1:2). The Alg-GS conjugated derivatives were characterized by elemental analysis for nitrogen content, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in the attenuated total reflection mode (FTIR-ATR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) and water sorption measurements...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454945/dextran-based-herbal-nanobiocomposite-membranes-for-scar-free-wound-healing
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Surabhi Singh, Amlan Gupta, Deepika Sharma, Bhuvanesh Gupta
Dextran based bionanocomposite membranes encapsulating clove oil (CO) and sandalwood oil (SO) that are capable of preventing infection due to their inherent virtue of antibacterial activity and modifying the wound healing cascade for accelerated scar free healing, were developed. A facile solvent casting technique was used to fabricate dextran/nanosoy/glycerol/chitosan (DNG/Ch) nanocomposite membranes followed by subsequent addition of CO and SO to obtain DNG/Ch/CO and DNG/Ch/SO herbal nanodressings. Dressings exhibited >98% antibacterial activity against both Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454879/application-of-genetically-encoded-redox-biosensors-to-measure-dynamic-changes-in-the-glutathione-bacillithiol-and-mycothiol-redox-potentials-in-pathogenic-bacteria
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REVIEW
Quach Ngoc Tung, Nico Linzner, Vu Van Loi, Haike Antelmann
Gram-negative bacteria utilize glutathione (GSH) as their major LMW thiol. However, most Gram-positive bacteria do not encode enzymes for GSH biosynthesis and produce instead alternative LMW thiols, such as bacillithiol (BSH) and mycothiol (MSH). BSH is utilized by Firmicutes and MSH is the major LMW thiol of Actinomycetes. LMW thiols are required to maintain the reduced state of the cytoplasm, but are also involved in virulence mechanisms in human pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Salmonella enterica subsp...
February 15, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454864/inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-aureus-on-contaminated-perilla-leaves-by-dielectric-barrier-discharge-dbd-plasma-treatment
#15
Sang Hye Ji, Se Hoon Ki, Ji Ho Ahn, Jae Ho Shin, Eun Jeong Hong, Yun Ji Kim, Eun Ha Choi
This study focused on sterilization methods for the reduction of microorganisms on perilla leaves by cylinder type Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma with underwater bubbler treatment. S. aureus and E. coli in a suspension were reduced to less than 3.4 and 0.5 log CFU/ml after the plasma treatment for 3 min, respectively. On the perilla leaves, they were also reduced to 4.8 and 1.6 log CFU/ml after the plasma treatment, respectively. The S. aureus and E. coli bacterial cell wall was damaged by the plasma treatment evident by scanning electron microscopic analysis...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454850/dissemination-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-usa300-clone-in-multiple-hospitals-in-tokyo-japan
#16
Shunsuke Takadama, Hidemasa Nakaminami, Asami Sato, Manami Shoshi, Takeshi Fujii, Norihisa Noguchi
OBJECTIVE: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene (lukS/F-PV)-positive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), particularly the USA300 clone, is a health concern worldwide. Recently, CA-MRSA clones have been found to spread and persist in hospital settings. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence and molecular epidemiological features of lukS/F-PV-positive MRSA in Japanese hospitals. METHODS: A total of 3,433 MRSA isolated from nine hospitals in 2011-2015 were used...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454827/development-of-thermostable-amylase-enzyme-from-bacillus-cereus-for-potential-antibiofilm-activity
#17
Ramalingam Vaikundamoorthy, Rajaram Rajendran, Ananth Selvaraju, Kaviyarasan Moorthy, Santhanam Perumal
The marine bacterial strain Bacillus cereus was used to produce amylase enzyme and has excellent alkali-stable and thermostable enzymatic activity. The combined effects of pH, temperature and incubation time on amylase activity were studied using response surface methodology. The amylase enzyme activity was also determined in the presence of various metal ions, chelating agents, detergents and the results showed that the maximum enzyme activity was observed in the presence of calcium chloride (96.1%), EDTA (63...
February 12, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454809/the-hidden-lipoproteome-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
Anica Graf, Richard J Lewis, Stephan Fuchs, Martin Pagels, Susanne Engelmann, Katharina Riedel, Jan Pané-Farré
Lipoproteins are attached to the outer leaflet of the membrane by a di- or tri-acylglyceryl moiety and are thus positioned in the membrane-cell wall interface. Consequently, lipoproteins are involved in many surface associated functions, including cell wall synthesis, electron transport, uptake of nutrients, surface stress response, signal transduction, and they represent a reservoir of bacterial virulence factors. Inspection of 123 annotated Staphylococcus aureus genome sequences in the public domain revealed that this organism devotes about 2-3% of its coding capacity to lipoproteins, corresponding to about 70 lipoproteins per genome...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454592/effective-antimicrobial-stewardship-strategies-for-cost-effective-utilization-of-telavancin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
James A McKinnell, Shelby Corman, Dipen Patel, Grace H Leung, Lynne M Gordon, Thomas P Lodise
PURPOSE: Clinicians and stewardship programs are challenged with positioning of novel, higher priced antibiotic agents for the treatment of clinical infections. We developed a decision-analytic model to describe costs, including drug, total treatment costs, and health care outcomes, associated with telavancin (TLV) compared with vancomycin (VAN) for patients with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP). METHODS: This decision-analytic model assessed the treatment of SA-HABP with TLV versus VAN...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454228/obturator-internus-muscle-abscess-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-adult-a-case-report
#20
Akinori Maeda, Isaku Saku, Shotaro Kanda, Kazuo Saita, Toru Akiyama
INTRODUCTION: Obturator internus muscle (OIM) abscess is a rare condition, usually affecting children after trauma or muscular effort. Blood cultures always yield positive findings, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common culprit. There are few reports in adults. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of OIM abscess in an adult. A 24-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of right hip pain and fever. He was diagnosed with OIM abscess, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected on bacterial examination...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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