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#1
Mona T Kashef, Omneya M Helmy
Aminoglycosides are used in treating a wide range of infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; however, aminoglycoside resistance is common and occurs by several mechanisms. Among these mechanisms is bacterial rRNA methylation by the 16S rRNA methyl transferase (16S-RMTase) enzymes; but data about the spread of this mechanism in Egypt are scarce. Cephalosporins are the most commonly used antimicrobial agents in Egypt; therefore, this study was conducted to determine the frequency of 16S-RMTase among third generation cephalosporin-resistant clinical isolates in Egypt...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735028/protein-only-antimicrobial-peptide-containing-recombinant-nanoparticles-with-inherent-built-in-antibacterial-activity
#2
Naroa Serna, Laura Sánchez-García, Alejandro Sánchez-Chardi, Ugutz Unzueta, Mónica Roldán, Ramón Mangues, Esther Vázquez, Antonio Villaverde
The emergence of bacterial antibiotic resistances is a serious concern in human and animal health. In this context, naturally occurring cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) might play a main role in a next generation of drugs against bacterial infections. Taking an innovative approach to design self-organizing functional proteins, we have generated here protein-only nanoparticles with intrinsic AMP microbicide activity. Using a recombinant version of the GWH1 antimicrobial peptide as building block, these materials show a wide antibacterial activity spectrum in absence of detectable toxicity on mammalian cells...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734616/do-shoot-the-messenger-pasta-kinases-as-virulence-determinants-and-antibiotic-targets
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REVIEW
Daniel A Pensinger, Adam J Schaenzer, John-Demian Sauer
All domains of life utilize protein phosphorylation as a mechanism of signal transduction. In bacteria, protein phosphorylation was classically thought to be mediated exclusively by histidine kinases as part of two-component signaling systems. However, it is now well appreciated that eukaryotic-like serine/threonine kinases (eSTKs) control essential processes in bacteria. A subset of eSTKs are single-pass transmembrane proteins that have extracellular penicillin-binding-protein and serine/threonine kinase-associated (PASTA) domains which bind muropeptides...
July 19, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734103/levels-of-wound-calprotectin-and-other-inflammatory-biomarkers-aid-in-deciding-which-patients-with-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-need-antibiotic-therapy-induce-study
#4
J R Ingram, S Cawley, E Coulman, C Gregory, E Thomas-Jones, T Pickles, R Cannings-John, N A Francis, K Harding, K Hood, V Piguet
AIMS: Deciding if a diabetic foot ulcer is infected in a community setting is challenging without validated point-of-care tests. Four inflammatory biomarkers were investigated to develop a composite algorithm for mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers: venous white cell count, C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin, and a novel wound exudate calprotectin assay. Calprotectin is a marker of neutrophilic inflammation. METHODS: In a prospective study, people with uninfected or mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers who had not received oral antibiotics in the preceding 2 weeks were recruited from community podiatry clinics for measurement of inflammatory biomarkers...
July 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732057/structural-basis-of-zn-ii-induced-metal-detoxification-and-antibiotic-resistance-by-histidine-kinase-czcs-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#5
Dan Wang, Weizhong Chen, Shanqing Huang, Yafeng He, Xichun Liu, Qingyuan Hu, Tianbiao Wei, Hong Shang, Jianhua Gan, Hao Chen
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a major opportunistic human pathogen, causing serious nosocomial infections among immunocompromised patients by multi-determinant virulence and high antibiotic resistance. The CzcR-CzcS signal transduction system in P. aeruginosa is primarily involved in metal detoxification and antibiotic resistance through co-regulating cross-resistance between Zn(II) and carbapenem antibiotics. Although the intracellular regulatory pathway is well-established, the mechanism by which extracellular sensor domain of histidine kinase (HK) CzcS responds to Zn(II) stimulus to trigger downstream signal transduction remains unclear...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731325/bioinspired-and-biomimetic-agnps-gentamicin-embedded-silk-fibroin-coatings-for-robust-antibacterial-and-osteogenetic-applications
#6
Wenhao Zhou, Zhaojun Jia, Pan Xiong, Jianglong Yan, Yangyang Li, Ming Li, Yan Cheng, Yufeng Zheng
With the progressively increasing demand for orthopedic Ti implants, the balance realization between two primary complications restricting implants applications is imperative needed to be solved that the lack of bone tissue integration and biomedical device-associated infections (BAI), where emergence of multi-resistance bacteria make it worse. Notably, a combination of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and a kind of antibiotic can synergistically inhibit bacterial growth, where low concentration of AgNPs has been confirmed to promote the proliferation and osteogenesis of osteoblasts...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731324/using-infrared-spectroscopy-and-multivariate-analysis-to-detect-antibiotics-resistant-escherichia-coli-bacteria
#7
Uraib Sharaha, Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, Klaris Riesenberg, Irving J Bigio, Mahmoud Huleihel, Ahmad Salman
Bacterial pathogens are one of the primary causes of human morbidity worldwide. Historically, antibiotics have been highly effective against most bacterial pathogens; however, the increasing resistance of bacteria to a broad spectrum of commonly used antibiotics has become a global health-care problem. Early and rapid determination of bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics has become essential in many clinical settings, and, sometimes, can save lives. Currently classical procedures require at least 48 hours for determining bacterial susceptibility, which can constitute a life-threatening delay for effective treatment...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730677/discovery-and-total-synthesis-of-natural-cystobactamid-derivatives-with-superior-activity-against-gram-negative-pathogens
#8
Rolf Müller, Stephan Hüttel, Giambattista Testolin, Jennifer Herrmann, Therese Planke, Franziska Gille, Maria Moreno, Marc Stadler, Mark Brönstrup, Andreas Kirschning
Antibiotic discovery and development is challenging as chemical scaffolds of synthetic origin often lack the required pharmaceutical properties, and the discovery of novel ones from natural sources is tedious. Herein we report the discovery of new cystobactamids with a significantly improved antibacterial profile through detailed screening of myxobacterial producer strains. Some of these new derivatives display antibacterial activities in the sub µgmL-1 range against Gram-negative pathogens, including clinical isolates of Klebsiella oxytoca, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and fluoroquinolone-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, which were not observed for previously reported cystobactamids...
July 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730660/bezlotoxumab-a-novel-agent-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection
#9
Wesley D Kufel, Aaron S Devanathan, Ashley H Marx, David J Weber, Lindsay M Daniels
Over the last decade, the incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have significantly increased, leading to a rise in CDI-associated hospitalizations, health care costs, and mortality. Although treatment options exist for CDI, recurrence is frequent following treatment. Furthermore, patients with at least one CDI recurrence are at an increased risk of developing additional recurrences. A novel approach to the prevention of recurrent CDI is the use of monoclonal antibodies directed against the toxins responsible for CDI as an adjunct to antibiotic treatment...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729627/a-mechanism-based-qstr-model-for-acute-to-chronic-toxicity-extrapolation-a-case-study-of-antibiotics-on-luminous-bacteria
#10
Dali Wang, Yue Gu, Min Zheng, Wei Zhang, Zhifen Lin, Ying Liu
The determination of the chronic toxicity is time-consumed and costly, so it's of great interest to predict the chronic toxicity based on acute data. Current methods include the acute to chronic ratios (ACRs) and the QSTR models, both of which have some usage limitations. In this paper, the acute and chronic mixture toxicity of three types of antibiotics, namely sulfonamides, sulfonamide potentiators and tetracyclines, were determined by a bioluminescence inhibition test. A novel QSTR model was developed for predicting the chronic mixture toxicity using the acute data and docking-based descriptors...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728974/activation-of-cryptic-phthoxazolin-a-production-in-streptomyces-avermitilis-by-the-disruption-of-autoregulator-receptor-homologue-avar3
#11
Dian Anggraini Suroto, Shigeru Kitani, Kiyoko T Miyamoto, Yasuko Sakihama, Masayoshi Arai, Haruo Ikeda, Takuya Nihira
The genomes of actinomycetes encode many cryptic novel/useful bioactive compounds, but access to these cryptic secondary metabolites remains limited. Streptomyces avermitilis predominantly produces three polyketide antibiotics (avermectin, filipin, and oligomycin) but has the potential to produce more secondary metabolites based on the number of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters. Here, we extensively investigated the metabolite profiles of a gene disruptant of AvaR3 (an autoregulator receptor homologue), which is involved in the pleiotropic regulation of antibiotic production and cell morphology...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727999/drug-ion-co-delivery-multi-functional-nanocarrier-to-regenerate-infected-tissue-defect
#12
Jung-Hwan Lee, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Nandin Mandakhbayar, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
Regeneration of infected tissues is a globally challenging issue in medicine and dentistry. Common clinical therapies involving a complete removal of infected areas together with a treatment of antimicrobial drugs are often suboptimal. Biomaterials with anti-bacterial and pro-regenerative potential can offer a solution to this. Here we design a novel nanocarrier based on a mesoporous silicate-calcium glass by doping with Ag ions and simultaneously loading antimicrobial drugs onto mesopores. The nanocarriers could controllably release multiple ions (silver, calcium, and silicate) and drugs (tetracycline or chlorohexidine) to levels therapeutically relevant, and effectively internalize to human dental stem cells (∼90%) with excellent viability, ultimately stimulating odontogenic differentiation...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725216/survey-of-antibiotic-producing-bacteria-associated-with-the-epidermal-mucus-layers-of-rays-and-skates
#13
Kim B Ritchie, Melbert Schwarz, Joseph Mueller, Valeri A Lapacek, Daniel Merselis, Catherine J Walsh, Carl A Luer
Elasmobranchs represent a distinct group of cartilaginous fishes that harbor a remarkable ability to heal wounds rapidly and without infection. To date very little work has addressed this phenomenon although it is suggested that antibiotic capabilities associated with epidermal surfaces may be a factor. The study of benefits derived from mutualistic interactions between unicellular and multicellular organisms is a rapidly growing area of research. Here we survey and identify bacterial associates of three ray and one skate species in order to assess the potential for antibiotic production from elasmobranch associated bacteria as a novel source for new antibiotics...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724927/dual-functionality-nanobioconjugates-targeting-intracellular-bacteria-in-cancer-cells-with-enhanced-antimicrobial-activity
#14
Rohini Singh, Smita Patil, Neetu Singh, Shalini Gupta
Bacterial drug resistance has emerged as a serious global threat mandating the development of novel methodologies that allow facile modulation of antimicrobial action in a controlled fashion. Conjugating antibiotics to nanoparticles helps to meet this goal by increasing the drug's overall avidity, bioavailability and easier internalisation into mammalian cells, targeting bacteria that otherwise escape antibacterial action by host cell-localisation. We used polymyxin B sulfate (PMB) and sushi peptide as model drugs against Gram-negative bacteria and established their enhanced antimicrobial activity on Escherichia coli (E...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724897/x-ray-crystallographic-structure-of-a-bacterial-polysialyltransferase-provides-insight-into-the-biosynthesis-of-capsular-polysialic-acid
#15
Christian Lizak, Liam J Worrall, Lars Baumann, Moritz M Pfleiderer, Gesa Volkers, Tianjun Sun, Lyann Sim, Warren Wakarchuk, Stephen G Withers, Natalie C J Strynadka
Polysialic acid (polySia) is a homopolymeric saccharide that is associated with some neuroinvasive pathogens and is found on selective cell types in their eukaryotic host. The presence of a polySia capsule on these bacterial pathogens helps with resistance to phagocytosis, cationic microbial peptides and bactericidal antibody production. The biosynthesis of bacterial polySia is catalysed by a single polysialyltransferase (PST) transferring sialic acid from a nucleotide-activated donor to a lipid-linked acceptor oligosaccharide...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722231/bacteria-antibiotic-resistance-new-challenges-and-opportunities-for-implant-associated-orthopaedic-infections
#16
Bingyun Li, Thomas J Webster
There has been a dramatic increase in the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains, which has made antibiotic choices for infection control increasingly limited and more expensive. In the U.S. alone, antibiotic resistant bacteria cause at least 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths a year resulting in a $55-70 billion per year economic impact. Antibiotics are critical to the success of surgical procedures including orthopaedic prosthetic surgeries, and antibiotic resistance is occurring in nearly all bacteria that infect people, including the most common bacteria that cause orthopaedic infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus (S...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721657/biological-decolorization-and-degradation-of-malachite-green-by-pseudomonas-sp-yb2-process-optimization-and-biodegradation-pathway
#17
Yanbin Tao, Fei Wang, Lingjun Meng, Yang Guo, Mengshu Han, Jinhai Li, Cheng Sun, Shaomang Wang
A novel strain Pseudomonas sp. YB2, which was isolated from activated sludge, was studied for biological decolorization and degradation of malachite green (MG). The results show that this aerobic strain is an aerobic bacterium, which has relatively high salt tolerance and high antibiotic resistance. The optimal performance condition for both bacterial growth and decolorization of MG was at 25-35 °C and pH 5.0-7.0. It could efficiently decolorize 90.40% MG at a high concentration up to 1500 mg/L in 24 h, and concentrations of MG lower than 1000 mg/L could be completely decolorized in 12 h...
July 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721045/synthesis-construction-and-evaluation-of-self-assembled-nano-bacitracin-a-as-an-efficient-antibacterial-agent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Wei Hong, Xiang Gao, Peng Qiu, Jie Yang, Mingxi Qiao, Hong Shi, Dexian Zhang, Chunlian Tian, Shengli Niu, Mingchun Liu
Bacitracin A (BA) is an excellent polypeptide antibiotic that is active against gram-positive bacteria without triggering multidrug resistance. However, BA is inactive against gram-negative bacteria because of its inability to cross the outer membrane of these cells, and it has strong nephrotoxicity, thus limiting its clinical applications. Nanoantibiotics can effectively localize antibiotics to the periplasmic space of bacteria while decreasing the adverse effects of antibiotics. In this study, biodegradable hydrophobic copolymers of poly (d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) were attached to the N-termini of BA to design a novel class of self-assembled nano-bacitracin A (nano-BAs), and their potential as antibacterial agents was evaluated in vitro and in vivo...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721044/stimulated-phase-shift-acoustic-nanodroplets-enhance-vancomycin-efficacy-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
#19
Hao Guo, Ziming Wang, Quanyin Du, Pan Li, Zhigang Wang, Aimin Wang
PURPOSE: Bacterial biofilms on the surface of prostheses are becoming a rising concern in managing prosthetic joint infections. The inherent resistant features of biofilms render traditional antimicrobial therapy unproductive and revision surgery outcomes uncertain. This situation has prompted the exploration of novel antimicrobial strategies. The synergy of ultrasound microbubbles and vancomycin has been proposed as an efficient alternative for biofilm eradication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anti-biofilm effect of stimulated phase-shift acoustic nanodroplets (NDs) combined with vancomycin...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720345/the-potential-of-phage-therapy-in-cystic-fibrosis-essential-human-bacterial-phage-interactions-and-delivery-considerations-for-use-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infected-airways
#20
REVIEW
Stephanie Trend, Angela M Fonceca, William G Ditcham, Anthony Kicic, Arest Cf
As antimicrobial-resistant microbes become increasingly common and a significant global issue, novel approaches to treating these infections particularly in those at high risk are required. This is evident in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), who suffer from chronic airway infection caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria, typically Pseudomonas aeruginosa. One option is bacteriophage (phage) therapy, which utilises the natural predation of phage viruses upon their host bacteria. This review summarises the essential and unique aspects of the phage-microbe-human lung interactions in CF that must be addressed to successfully develop and deliver phage to CF airways...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
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