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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529915/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-adults-a-case-report
#1
Fabiel Gerardo Pérez-Cruz, Patricia Villa-Díaz, María Consuelo Pintado-Delgado, María Loreto Fernández Rodríguez, Ana Blasco-Martínez, María Pérez-Fernández
Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) are microvascular occlusive disorders characterized by platelet aggregation and mechanical damage to erythrocytes, clinically characterized by microangiopatic haemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and organ injury. We are reporting a case of a woman patient with severe hemolytic uremic syndrome associated to infectious diarrhoea caused by Shiga toxin-producing pathogen, who were admitted to our intensive care unit. The patient described developed as organ injury, neurological failure and acute renal failure, with need of haemodialysis technique...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518026/outbreak-related-disease-burden-associated-with-consumption-of-unpasteurized-cow-s-milk-and-cheese-united-states-2009-2014
#2
Solenne Costard, Luis Espejo, Huybert Groenendaal, Francisco J Zagmutt
The growing popularity of unpasteurized milk in the United States raises public health concerns. We estimated outbreak-related illnesses and hospitalizations caused by the consumption of cow's milk and cheese contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp. using a model relying on publicly available outbreak data. In the United States, outbreaks associated with dairy consumption cause, on average, 760 illnesses/year and 22 hospitalizations/year, mostly from Salmonella spp...
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506884/enhancing-effect-of-50%C3%A2-hz-rotating-magnetic-field-on-induction-of-shiga-toxin-converting-lambdoid-prophages
#3
M Struk, B Grygorcewicz, P Nawrotek, A Augustyniak, M Konopacki, M Kordas, R Rakoczy
Studies aimed at investigating factors and mechanism of induction of prophages, a major pathogenesis factor of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), are considered important to develop an effective treatment for STEC infections. In this study, we demonstrated the synergistic effect of the rotating magnetic field (RMF) of induction B = 34 mT and frequency ƒ = 50 Hz at a constant temperature of 37 °C and mitomycin C (MMC), that resulted in a higher level of induction of stx-carrying lambdoid Stx prophages...
May 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505157/structurally-optimized-analogs-of-the-retrograde-trafficking-inhibitor-retro-2cycl-limit-leishmania-infections
#4
Evan Craig, Charles-Eugene Huyghues-Despointes, Chun Yu, Emma L Handy, Jason K Sello, Peter E Kima
In infected mammalian cells, Leishmania parasites reside within specialized compartments called parasitophorous vacuoles (LPVs). We have previously shown that Retro-2, a member of a novel class of small retrograde pathway inhibitors caused reduced LPV sizes and lower parasite numbers during experimental L. mexicana sp. infections. The purpose of this study was to determine if structural analogs of Retro-2cycl reported to have superior potency in the inhibition of retrograde pathway-dependent phenomena (i.e...
May 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503491/variation-in-the-distribution-of-putative-virulence-and-colonization-factors-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-different-categories-of-cattle
#5
María E Cáceres, Analía I Etcheverría, Daniel Fernández, Edgardo M Rodríguez, Nora L Padola
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are pathogens of significant public health concern. Several studies have confirmed that cattle are the main reservoir of STEC in Argentina and other countries. Although Shiga toxins represent the primary virulence factors of STEC, the adherence and colonization of the gut are also important in the pathogenesis of the bacteria. The aim of this study was to analyze and to compare the presence of putative virulence factors codified in plasmid -katP, espP, subA, stcE- and adhesins involved in colonization of cattle -efa1, iha- in 255 native STEC strains isolated from different categories of cattle from different production systems...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499121/molecular-characterization-of-o157-h7-o26-h11-and-o103-h2-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-dairy-products
#6
T Douëllou, S Delannoy, S Ganet, P Fach, E Loukiadis, M-C Montel, D Sergentet-Thevenot
Pathogenic Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are recognized worldwide as environment and foodborne pathogens which can be transmitted by ingestion of ready-to-eat food such as raw milk-derived products. STEC show a prevalence rate in dairy products of 0.9%, yet comparably few outbreaks have been related to dairy products consumption. In this study, we used rt-qPCR to identify the virulence potential of O157, O26 and O103 STEC strains isolated from raw-milk dairy products by analyzing virulence-related gene frequencies and associations with O-island (OI) 44, OI-48, OI-50, OI-57, OI-71 and OI-122...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495777/complete-annotated-genome-sequences-of-two-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-and-one-atypical-enteropathogenic-e-coli-strain-isolated-from-naturally-colonized-cattle-of-german-origin
#7
Lutz Geue, Christian Menge, Christian Berens, Stefanie A Barth
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains are important zoonotic enteric pathogens with the main reservoir in cattle. Here, we present the genomes of two STEC strains and one atypical enteropathogenic E. coli strain from cattle origin, obtained during a longitudinal study in German cattle herds.
May 11, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491244/diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-pathotypes-frequency-in-khuzestan-province-of-iran
#8
Atieh Darbandi, Parviz Owlia, Saeid Bouzari, Horieh Saderi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) is an emerging agent among pathogens that causes diarrhea. Studies showed that diarrheagenic E. coli such as enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC), enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), diffusely adhering E. coli (DAEC) and shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) strains are among the most frequent causative agents in acute diarrhea. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of DEC pathotypes in Khuzestan province...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491053/hydrophobicity-of-residue-128-of-the-stress-inducible-sigma-factor-rpos-is-critical-for-its-activity
#9
Tadayuki Iwase, Takashi Matsuo, Saiko Nishioka, Akiko Tajima, Yoshimitsu Mizunoe
RpoS is a key stress-inducible sigma factor that regulates stress resistance genes in Escherichia coli, such as the katE gene encoding catalase HPII and the glg genes encoding glycogen synthesis proteins. Monitoring RpoS activity can provide information on the stress sensitivity of E. coli isolates in clinical settings because the RpoS in these isolates is often mutated. In the present study, we found a novel, missense point mutation at RpoS residue 128 in a clinical Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) isolate...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475359/assessment-of-consumer-exposure-to-salmonella-spp-campylobacter-spp-and-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-meat-products-at-retail-in-the-city-of-sao-paulo-brazil
#10
Christiane Asturiano Ristori, Ruth Estela Gravato Rowlands, Cecília Geraldes Martins, Maria Luisa Barbosa, Luis Fernando Dos Santos, Miyoko Jakabi, Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco
Meat products may be vehicles of bacterial pathogens to humans, and Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are the most relevant. The aim of this study was to generate data on prevalence of these three pathogens in 552 samples of meat products (hot dogs, pork sausages, raw ground beef, and raw chicken legs) sold at retail in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Salmonella spp. was detected in 5.8% (32/552) of samples, comprising pork sausages 62.5% (20/32) and chicken legs 37...
May 5, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468281/distinct-expression-of-immunoglobulin-binding-proteins-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-implicates-high-protein-stability-and-a-characteristic-phenotype
#11
Dennis Rubin, Wenlan Zhang, Helge Karch, Thorsten Kuczius
Several immunoglobulin-binding proteins of Escherichia coli (Eib) have been isolated from both non-pathogenic and pathogenic E. coli strains. Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli (STEC) contain eibG either as a single gene or in combination with eibC, while other E. coli strains harbour single or multiple eib genes. The Eib proteins bind human immunoglobulins in a non-immune manner and contribute to bacterial chain-like adherence to human epithelial cells. In this study, the EibG expression in several STEC strains was analysed under different environmental conditions...
April 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458663/h-ns-mutation-mediated-crispr-cas-activation-inhibits-phage-release-and-toxin-production-of-escherichia-coli-stx2-phage-lysogen
#12
Qiang Fu, Shiyu Li, Zhaofei Wang, Wenya Shan, Jingjiao Ma, Yuqiang Cheng, Hengan Wang, Yaxian Yan, Jianhe Sun
Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophages (Stx phages) carry the stx gene and convert nonpathogenic bacterial strains into Shiga toxin-producing bacteria. There is limited understanding of the effect that an Escherichia coli (E. coli) clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas adaptive immune system has on Stx phage lysogen. We investigated heat-stable nucleoid-structuring (H-NS) mutation-mediated CRISPR-Cas activation and its effect on E. coli Stx2 phage lysogen. The Δhns mutant (MG1655Δhns) of the E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458656/change-in-the-structure-of-escherichia-coli-population-and-the-pattern-of-virulence-genes-along-a-rural-aquatic-continuum
#13
Fabienne Petit, Olivier Clermont, Sabine Delannoy, Pierre Servais, Michèle Gourmelon, Patrick Fach, Kenny Oberlé, Matthieu Fournier, Erick Denamur, Thierry Berthe
The aim of this study was to investigate the diversity of the Escherichia coli population, focusing on the occurrence of pathogenic E. coli, in surface water draining a rural catchment. Two sampling campaigns were carried out in similar hydrological conditions (wet period, low flow) along a river continuum, characterized by two opposite density gradients of animals (cattle and wild animals) and human populations. While the abundance of E. coli slightly increased along the river continuum, the abundance of both human and ruminant-associated Bacteroidales markers, as well as the number of E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454739/antibodies-to-shiga-toxins-in-brazilian-cattle
#14
Bruno B Yamamoto, Daniela Luz, Patrícia A E Abreu, Tatiana B Gotti, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Roxane M F Piazza, Denise S P Q Horton
Cattle are considered a reservoir of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). There is no information about the presence of antibodies against Shiga toxins in Brazilian bovine serum. Using ELISA, all sera tested showed antibodies against the two main STEC virulence factors; Stx1 and Stx2. Neutralizing antibodies against Stx1 and/or Stx2 were detected in all but one serum. In conclusion, our results indicated that these animals had been exposed to STEC producing both toxins.
April 25, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452110/antimicrobial-effects-of-quillaja-saponaria-extract-against-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-the-emerging-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-e-coli
#15
Snigdha Sewlikar, Doris H D'Souza
Natural alternate methods to control the spread of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important to prevent foodborne outbreaks. Quillaja saponaria aqueous bark extracts (QE), cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a natural flavorant, contain bioactive polyphenols, tannins, and tri-terpenoid saponins with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of commercial QE against E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 strains over 16 h at 37 °C and RT...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450044/benzyl-alcohol-induces-a-reversible-fragmentation-of-the-golgi-apparatus-and-inhibits-membrane-trafficking-between-endosomes-and-the-trans-golgi-network
#16
Roger Simm, Audun Sverre Kvalvaag, Bo van Deurs, Toril Lindbäck, Kirsten Sandvig
Benzyl alcohol (BnOH) is widely used as a component of foods, cosmetics, household products and medical products. It is generally considered to be safe for human use, however, it has been connected to a number of adverse effects, including hypersensitivity reactions and neonatal deaths. BnOH is a membrane fluidizing agent that can affect membrane protein activity and cellular processes such as ligand binding to cell surface receptors, endocytosis and degradation of lysosomal cargo. In this study, we examined the effects of BnOH on intracellular transport using Shiga toxin (Stx), diphtheria toxin (DT) and ricin...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447417/diagnostic-approach-to-microangiopathic-hemolytic-disorders
#17
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K Kottke-Marchant
Thrombotic micro-angiopathies (TMA) are a group of related disorders that are characterized by thrombosis of the microvasculature and associated organ dysfunction, and encompass congenital, acquired, and infectious etiologies. A hall mark of TMAs is the fragmentation of erythrocytes by the microvascular thrombi, resulting in a hemolytic anemia. There are several distinct pathophysiologies leading to microangiopathic hemolysis, ranging from decreased degradation of von Willebrand factor as seen in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) to endothelial damage facilitated by Escherichia coli shiga toxin or complement dysregulation, seen in shiga toxin-related hemolytic-uremic syndrome (Stx-HUS) and complement-mediated TMA (also called atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome), respectively...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443248/shiga-toxin-subtypes-of-non-o157-escherichia-coli-serogroups-isolated-from-cattle-feces
#18
Pragathi B Shridhar, Chris Siepker, Lance W Noll, Xiaorong Shi, T G Nagaraja, Jianfa Bai
Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important foodborne pathogens responsible for human illnesses. Cattle are a major reservoir that harbor the organism in the hindgut and shed in the feces. Shiga toxins (Stx) are the primary virulence factors associated with STEC illnesses. The two antigenically distinct Stx types, Stx1 and Stx2, encoded by stx1 and stx2 genes, share approximately 56% amino acid sequence identity. Genetic variants exist within Stx1 and Stx2 based on differences in amino acid composition and in cytotoxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439301/prevalence-virulence-potential-and-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis-profiling-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-from-cattle
#19
Hee-Jin Dong, Soomin Lee, Woohyun Kim, Jae-Uk An, Junhyung Kim, Danil Kim, Seongbeom Cho
BACKGROUND: As a primary source of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection, cattle are often targeted to develop strategies for reducing STEC contamination. Monitoring the virulence potentials of STEC isolates from cattle is important for tracing contamination sources, managing outbreaks or sporadic cases, and reducing the risks for human infection. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of STEC in cattle farm samples in South Korea and to assess their virulence potentials...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439262/turn-up-the-heat-food-and-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates-feature-two-transferrable-loci-of-heat-resistance
#20
Erik J Boll, Roger Marti, Henrik Hasman, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Marc Stegger, Kim Ng, Susanne Knøchel, Karen A Krogfelt, Joerg Hummerjohann, Carsten Struve
Heat treatment is a widely used process to reduce bacterial loads in the food industry or to decontaminate surfaces, e.g., in hospital settings. However, there are situations where lower temperatures must be employed, for instance in case of food production such as raw milk cheese or for decontamination of medical devices such as thermo-labile flexible endoscopes. A recently identified locus of heat resistance (LHR) has been shown to be present in and confer heat resistance to a variety of Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli isolates from food production settings and clinical ESBL-producing E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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