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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353377/highly-synergistic-activity-of-melittin-with-imipenem-and-colistin-in-biofilm-inhibition-against-multidrug-resistant-strong-biofilm-producer-strains-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Ali Mohammadi Bardbari, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Manoochehr Karami, Fariba Keramat, Hossein Aghazadeh, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Kamran Pooshang Bagheri
The rapid increase of drug resistance and failure of available antibiotics to treat biofilm-associated infections is of great health concern. Accordingly, our study aimed to evaluate the synergistic antibacterial, biofilm inhibitory, and biofilm removal activities of melittin in combination with colistin, imipenem, and ciprofloxacin against multidrug-resistant (MDR) strong biofilm producer Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. The kinetics of biofilm formation were evaluated for the isolates for 144 h. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs), minimum biofilm inhibitory concentrations (MBICs), and biofilm removal activities for melittin and combinations with antibiotics were determined...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353202/validation-of-a-traditional-preparation-against-multi-drug-resistant-salmonella-typhi-and-its-protective-efficacy-in-s-typhimurium-infected-mice
#2
Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Durbadal Ojha, Hemanta Mukherjee, Paromita Bag, Shatrughna Prasad Vaidya, Shanta Dutta
Shorea robusta Gaertn has been used for skin and intestinal ailments in Indian Traditional medicine; while two tribal communities used its tender leaves in 'Meyadi-bukhar' or long-term fever. This prompted us to validate the aqueous and methanol extracts of Shorea robusta tender leaves against wild- and multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), the causative agent of typhoid fever. The antibacterial activity, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) and growth inhibition were determined using disc diffusion, agar-and-broth dilution, dose- and time-response assays, along with the safety and protective efficacy in Balb/C mice, infected with S...
January 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352944/fabrication-of-cellulose-nanowhiskers-reinforced-chitosan-xylan-nanocomposite-films-with-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-activities
#3
Yuping Bao, Hao Zhang, Qian Luan, Mingming Zheng, Hu Tang, Fenghong Huang
Antibacterial and antioxidant chitosan-xylan/cellulose nanowhiskers (CNW) nanocomposite films were successfully prepared using CNW as nanofillers. The structure and morphology of the nanocomposite films were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The optical transmittance, thermal stability, mechanical property, and swelling property of the nanocomposite films were also evaluated. These results revealed the microstructure of the films and confirmed the good miscibility between chitosan-xylan and CNW...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352941/preparation-and-characterization-of-pva-nanocellulose-ag-nanocomposite-films-for-antimicrobial-food-packaging
#4
Muhammad Salman Sarwar, Muhammad Bilal Khan Niazi, Zaib Jahan, Tahir Ahmad, Arshad Hussain
Antimicrobial packaging is an area of emerging interest and is rapidly expanding with application of nanotechnology. The present work investigates the effect of nanocellulose (NC) and Ag NPs on the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of PVA nanocomposite films. The tensile strength of PVA was improved from 5.52 ± 0.27 MPa to 12.32 ± 0.61 MPa when filled with 8 wt% of NC. Nanocomposite films exhibited strong antibacterial activity against both Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli (DH5-alpha)...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352906/preparation-of-composite-hydroxybutyl-chitosan-sponge-and-its-role-in-promoting-wound-healing
#5
Shihao Hu, Shichao Bi, Dong Yan, Zhongzheng Zhou, Guohui Sun, Xiaojie Cheng, Xiguang Chen
In this work, a composite sponge was produced by physically mixing hydroxybutyl chitosan with chitosan to form a porous spongy material through vacuum freeze-drying. Hydrophilic and macroporous composite hydroxybutyl chitosan sponge was developed via the incorporation of chitosan into hydroxybutyl chitosan. The composite sponge showed higher porosity (about 85%), greater water absorption (about 25 times), better softness and lower blood-clotting index (BCI) than those of chitosan sponge and hydroxybutyl chitosan sponge...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352900/evaluation-of-nisin-loaded-chitosan-monomethyl-fumaric-acid-nanoparticles-as-a-direct-food-additive
#6
Imran Khan, Charles Nkufi Tango, Sumaira Miskeen, Deog-Hwan Oh
Nisin-loaded chitosan-monomethyl fumaric acid (CM-N) nanoparticles were evaluated as a novel, direct food additive. Chitosan (CS) was modified with monomethyl fumaric acid (MFA) in the presence of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC). CS-loaded nisin (CS-N) and CM-N nanoparticles were produced through ionic interactions between the positive amino group of CS and CS-MFA and negative tripolyphosphate ions. The resultant materials were characterized by TNBS assay, X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and zeta potential analysis...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352387/current-perspectives-on-erythema-multiforme
#7
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Marianne Lerch, Carlo Mainetti, Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Thomas Harr
Recognition and timely adequate treatment of erythema multiforme remain a major challenge. In this review, current diagnostic guidelines, potential pitfalls, and modern/novel treatment options are summarized with the aim to help clinicians with diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making. The diagnosis of erythema multiforme, that has an acute, self-limiting course, is based on its typical clinical picture of targetoid erythematous lesions with predominant acral localization as well as histological findings...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351880/preparation-and-characterization-of-biocompatible-silver-nanoparticles-using-pomegranate-peel-extract
#8
Majid Nasiriboroumand, Majid Montazer, Hossein Barani
The potential application of any nanoparticles, including silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), strongly depends on their stability against aggregation. In the current study, an aqueous extract of pomegranate peel was used as a stabilizer during synthesis of AgNPs. Nanoparticles have been prepared by the chemical reduction method from an aqueous solution of silver nitrate in the presence of sodium borohydride as a reducing agent. The AgNPs were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta-potential measurements, UV-Vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351236/trends-in-resistance-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins-and-carbapenems-among-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-spp-isolates-in-a-district-in-western-india-during-2004-2014
#9
Ingvild Odsbu, Smita Khedkar, Frida Lind, Uday Khedkar, Sandeep S Nerkar, Nicola Orsini, Ashok J Tamhankar, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
Surveillance data on the level of resistant bacteria is needed to inform strategies to reduce the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. The aim of this study was to determine the non-susceptibility trends to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and carbapenems among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. isolates from the district of Nashik in Western India during the period 2004-2014. Antibacterial susceptibility testing of clinical isolates was performed using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method to determine inhibitory zone diameters...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351187/high-proportions-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-spp-isolates-in-a-district-in-western-india-a-four-year-antibiotic-susceptibility-study-of-clinical-isolates
#10
Ingvild Odsbu, Smita Khedkar, Uday Khedkar, Sandeep S Nerkar, Ashok J Tamhankar, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
The purpose of the study was to determine the proportions of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter spp. isolates from the district of Nashik in Western India during the period from 2011-2014. Antibacterial susceptibility testing of isolates from inpatients and outpatients was performed using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method to determine inhibitory zone diameters. Proportions of non-susceptible isolates were calculated from the antibacterial susceptibility data. MDR was defined as an isolate being non-susceptible to at least one antibacterial agent in at least three antibacterial categories...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350833/platelets-kill-bacteria-by-bridging-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-via-pf4-and-fc%C3%AE-riia
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R Palankar, T P Kohler, K Krauel, J Wesche, S Hammerschmidt, A Greinacher
BACKGROUND: Activated platelets release the chemokine platelet factor 4 (PF4) stored in their granules. PF4 binds to polyanions (P) on bacteria, undergoes a conformational change and exposes neoepitopes. These neoepitopes induce production of anti-PF4/P antibodies. As PF4 binds to a variety of bacteria, anti-PF4/P IgG can bind and opsonize several bacterial species. OBJECTIVE: Here we investigated whether platelets are able to kill bacteria directly after recognizing anti-PF4/P IgG opsonized bacteria in the presence of PF4 via their FcγRIIA...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350728/dual-chain-extension-effect-and-antibacterial-properties-of-biomolecules-interleaved-within-ldh-dispersed-into-pbs-by-in-situ-polymerization
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Grazia Totaro, Laura Sisti, Annamaria Celli, Irene Aloisio, Diana Di Gioia, Adam A Marek, Vincent Verney, Fabrice Leroux
Nanocomposites based on poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and hydrotalcite-type anionic clays (HTs) organo-modified with biomolecules characterized by antibacterial and/or antioxidant activities, such as l-ascorbic acid (ASA), phloretic acid (HPP), l-tyrosine (TYR) and l-tryptophan (TRP), have been prepared by in situ polymerization. From XRD analysis and rheology experiments in a molten polymer state, intercalated HT hybrid platelets acting here as a hybrid filler are found to be well dispersed into polymers while providing a chain extension effect on PBS...
January 19, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349932/isolation-and-characterization-of-lectin-with-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-antiproliferative-activities-from-acinetobacter-baumannii-of-environmental-origin
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Abdullah A Alyousef, Abdulaziz Alqasim, Mustafa Sawsan Aloahd
AIMS: Lectin is a non-immunogenic glycoprotein, have been extracted majority from the plant source primarily leguminoasea. Its ability to precisely recognize and bind to the complex cell bound structure to enable it playing diverse roles. In this study, we obligate to define new sources of lectins since the production of lectins is very expensive. Therefore, we performed a study with the goal to isolate and characterize lectin from bacteria of plant origin and screen its ability as an antibacterial, antibiofilm and antiproliferative agent...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348586/analogues-of-disulfides-from-allium-stipitatum-demonstrate-potent-anti-tubercular-activities-through-drug-efflux-pump-and-biofilm-inhibition
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Cynthia A Danquah, Eleftheria Kakagianni, Proma Khondkar, Arundhati Maitra, Mukhlesur Rahman, Dimitrios Evangelopoulos, Timothy D McHugh, Paul Stapleton, John Malkinson, Sanjib Bhakta, Simon Gibbons
Disulfides from Allium stipitatum, commonly known as Persian shallot, were previously reported to possess antibacterial properties. Analogues of these compounds, produced by S-methylthiolation of appropriate thiols using S-methyl methanethiosulfonate, exhibited antimicrobial activity, with one compound inhibiting the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at 17 µM (4 mg L-1) and other compounds inhibiting Escherichia coli and multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Staphylococcus aureus at concentrations ranging between 32-138 µM (8-32 mg L-1)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348524/linearmycins-are-lytic-membrane-targeting-antibiotics
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Reed M Stubbendieck, Dakota J Brock, Jean-Philippe Pellois, Jason J Gill, Paul D Straight
The linearmycin family of polyketides was originally classified as antifungal metabolites. However, in addition to antifungal activity, we previously found that linearmycins cause cellular lysis and colony degradation of the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. We recently showed that Streptomyces sp. strain Mg1 incorporates linearmycins into extracellular vesicles, which are capable of lysing B. subtilis. However, the mechanism of linearmycin-induced lysis was hitherto unexplored. Therefore, we sought to determine how linearmycin-laden vesicles cause lysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348106/report-palladium-glutathione-n-acetylcysteine-d-penicillamine-conjugation-chemistry
#16
Muhammad Mukhtiar, Syed Umer Jan, Muhammad Farid Khan, Naseem Ullah, Abid Hussain, Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Murtaza Qureshi
The metalloelement Palladium has a number of potential Pharmaco-clinical advantages. Palladium compounds have antiviral, antibacterial, neuroprotective and antitumor properties. However studies have also indicated some mild to serious toxic effects of Palladium metalloelements. Biothiols are important antioxidants that provide protection against metals toxicity. The interaction of metalloelements with biothiols can provide valuable information about the level of toxicity of the metalloelements and about the protective role of biothiols thereof...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348102/phytochemical-screening-and-antibacterial-activity-of-cyclamen-persicum-mill-tuber-extracts
#17
Raed Alkowni, Shehdeh Jodeh, Fatima Hussein, Nidal Jaradat
The emerging drug resistance bacteria increased the demand on the discovery of antibiotics from natural sources. This research was aimed to study the antibacterial reactivity; as well as the phytochemicals, of the wild type of Cyclamen persicum, using nine different extraction methods where four solvents (Methanol, Ethanol, Hexane; and Water) were involved with varied extraction periods ranged from 2 up to 10 hours. The antibacterial activity of crude methanol extract (CME) was found as the best method of extraction, with particular emphasis on the method with prolonged extraction time of (10 hrs)...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348091/synthesis-and-antibacterial-activity-of-the-sulfonamide-based-schiff-base-and-its-transition-metal-ii-complexes
#18
Mehak Nawaz Khan, Abdul Majeed Khan, Hamid Ullah, Sajjad Hussain, Azim Khan Khattak
A Schiff base 3 has been synthesized by equimolar reaction (condensation) of sulfonamide i.e. sulfamethoxypyridazine 1 and substituted aromatic aldehyde i.e. 2-Hydroxy-1-Napthalene aldehyde 2. The synthesized Schiff base 3 and its Metal (II) complexes were characterized by its physical, analytical (CHN analysis) and spectral (UV & IR) analysis. The Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bacterial strains were used for antibacterial activity of Sulfamethoxypyridazine 1, its Schiff base 3 and its transition metal (II) complexes 4-8...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348090/pharmacological-validation-of-the-folkloric-uses-of-cyperus-rotundus-l-in-different-ailments-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-research
#19
Musaddique Hussain, Hafiz Muhammad Waqas, Ikhlaq Hussain, Abdul Majeed, Shahid Masood Raza, Khalid Hussain Janbaz
In vivo and in vitro research study was conducted on Cyperus rotundus to evaluate the sound mechanistic background in the treatment of gastrointestinal, bronchial and vascular disorders as well as in pain, emesis, pyrexia and bacterial infections. Results showed that crude extract of Cyperus rotundus (Cr.Cr) exhibited the dose-dependent spasmolytic effect in rabbit jejunum by inhibiting the spontaneous and K+ (80 mM)-induced contractions. Pretreatment of tissue with Cr. Cr caused the rightward shift of calcium concentration response curves, similar to verapamil...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346824/antimicrobial-chemotherapy-has-a-linear-relationship-to-the-proportion-of-gram-negative-isolates-from-pediatric-burn-wounds
#20
Alexa Welk, Myriam Herrnberger, Veronika Engel, Martin Dennebaum, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski, Stephan Gehring
Wound infection in burns is a relevant cause of morbidity and mortality in children. We aimed to determine the relationship between antibacterial chemotherapy and Gram-negative burn wound colonization and infection. All children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for burn trauma from June 1, 2005 to January 31, 2013 were included. We obtained 141 wound samples, of which 88 (65.7%) showed growth of Gram-positive bacteria. Treatment with antimicrobial chemotherapy was necessary in 23 (31.1%) patients...
January 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
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