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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225263/bactericidal-effect-of-gold-chitosan-nanocomposites-in-co-culture-models-of-pathogenic-bacteria-and-human-macrophages
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Gracia Mendoza, Anna Regiel-Futyra, Vanesa Andreu, Victor Sebastian, Agnieszka Kyzioł, Grazyna Stochel, Manuel Arruebo
Pathogenic bacteria are able to develop resistance mechanisms to avoid the antimicrobial potential of antibiotics becoming an increasing problem for the healthcare systems. The search for more effective and selective antimicrobial materials, though not harmful to mammalian cells, seems imperative. Herein we propose the use of gold-chitosan nanocomposites as effective bactericidal materials avoiding the damage to human cells. Nanocomposites were obtained taking advantage of the reductive and stabilizing action of chitosan solutions on two different gold precursor concentrations...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220869/nitric-oxide-is-involved-in-the-oxytetracycline-induced-suppression-of-root-growth-through-inhibiting-hydrogen-peroxide-accumulation-in-the-root-meristem
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Qing-Xiang Yu, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Yan-Hong Zhou, Kai Shi, Jie Zhou, Yunlong Yu, Jing-Quan Yu, Xiao-Jian Xia
Use of antibiotic-contaminated manure in crop production poses a severe threat to soil and plant health. However, few studies have studied the mechanism by which plant development is affected by antibiotics. Here, we used microscopy, flow cytometry, gene expression analysis and fluorescent dyes to study the effects of oxytetracycline (OTC), a widely used antibiotic in agriculture, on root meristem activity and the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and nitric oxide (NO) in the root tips of tomato seedlings...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217898/metal-induced-changes-in-trivalent-chromium-resistant-alcaligenes-faecalis-vitsim2
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Shiny C Matilda, Chittibabu Shanthi
The changes induced in bacterial strains under stress conditions provide an insight into metal resistance strategies. Trivalent chromium resistant bacterium were isolated and identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and designated as Alcaligenes faecalis VITSIM2. The growth pattern was monitored. The organism also showed resistance to copper, cadmium, and certain antibiotics. The differentially expressed proteins in SDS PAGE were identified by mass spectrometry as flagellin and 50S ribosomal L36 protein. The morphological changes were identified by scanning electron microscopy...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199374/a-novel-mycobacterial-in-vitro-infection-assay-identifies-differences-of-induced-macrophage-apoptosis-between-cd4-and-cd8-t-cells
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Vanesa Nkwouano, Sven Witkowski, Nidja Rehberg, Rainer Kalscheuer, Norman Nausch, Ertan Mayatepek, Marc Jacobsen
Macrophages are natural host cells for pathogenic mycobacteria, like Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb). Immune surveillance by T cells and interaction with M.tb infected macrophages is crucial for protection against M.tb reactivation and development of active tuberculosis. Several factors play a role in the control of M.tb infection but reliable biomarkers remain elusive. One major obstacle is the absence of functional in vitro assays which allow concomitant determination of i) mycobacterial eradication; ii) cytotoxic effects on host macrophages; and iii) effector T-cell functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187042/can-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-silently-travel-from-the-gut-to-the-wound-and-cause-postoperative-infection-modeling-the-trojan-horse-hypothesis
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Monika A Krezalek, Sanjiv Hyoju, Alexander Zaborin, Emeka Okafor, Laxmi Chandrasekar, Vitas Bindokas, Kristina Guyton, Christopher P Montgomery, Robert S Daum, Olga Zaborina, Susan Boyle-Vavra, John C Alverdy
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether intestinal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be the source of surgical site infections (SSIs). BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that gut-derived MRSA may cause SSIs via mechanisms in which circulating immune cells scavenge MRSA from the gut, home to surgical wounds, and cause infection (Trojan Horse Hypothesis). METHODS: MRSA gut colonization was achieved by disrupting the microbiota with antibiotics, imposing a period of starvation and introducing MRSA via gavage...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130148/broad-spectrum-antibiotic-enrofloxacin-modulates-contact-sensitivity-through-gut-microbiota-in-a-murine-model
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Anna Strzępa, Monika Majewska-Szczepanik, Francis M Lobo, Li Wen, Marian Szczepanik
BACKGROUND: Medical advances in the field of infection therapy has led to an increasing use of antibiotics, which, apart from eliminating pathogens, also partially eliminate naturally existing commensal bacteria. It has become increasingly clear that less exposure to microbiota early in life may contribute to the observed rise in "immune-mediated" diseases including autoimmunity and allergy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to test whether the change of gut microbiota with the broad spectrum antibiotic enrofloxacin will modulate contact sensitivity (CS) in mice...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119478/rapid-direct-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-clinical-urine-samples-by-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
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Marina Oviaño, Cecilia de la Luna Ramírez, Luis Pedro Barbeyto, Germán Bou
OBJECTIVES: Development of an automated MALDI-TOF MS-based method for the rapid, direct detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in clinical urine samples within 90 min of sample reception. METHODS: A total of 3041 urine samples were processed by flow cytometry, and a cut-off value of ≥1.5 × 10(5) bacteria/mL was used to select samples for the study. Following these criteria, 608 samples were selected for direct bacterial identification...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109552/-rapid-methods-for-detection-of-bacterial-resistance-to-antibiotics
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Gabriel Alberto March-Rosselló
The most widely used antibiotic susceptibility testing methods in Clinical Microbiology are based on the phenotypic detection of antibiotic resistance by measuring bacterial growth in the presence of the antibiotic being tested. These conventional methods take typically 24hours to obtain results. Here we review the main techniques for rapid determination of antibiotic susceptibility. Data obtained with different methods such as molecular techniques, microarrays, commercial methods used in work routine, immunochromatographic methods, colorimetric methods, image methods, nephelometry, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, chemiluminescence and bioluminescence, microfluids and methods based on cell disruption are analysed in detail...
January 18, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056728/antimicrobial-effectiveness-of-synthesized-bioactive-silver-nanoparticles-by-the-actinomycetes-hgg16n-strain
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Bogusław Buszewskia, Viorica Railean-Plugarua, Paweł Pomastowski, Katarzyna Rafińskaa, Malgorzata Szultka-Mlynskaa, Tomasz Kowalkowskia
BACKGROUND: Biologically synthetized silver nanoparticles are promising antimicrobial agent. Flow cytometry, well diffusion methods, colony-forming units (CFU) and spectroscopic approach are commonly used in antimicrobial study. The aims of this study were to provides information about effectiveness of BioAgNPs synthesized by Actinomycetes HGG16n using fluorescence flow cytometry method as an alternative to the standard ones (well and disc diffusion method). METHODS: It was applied flow cytometry technique to monitor the antibacterial effect of biocolloidal silver and its combination with various commercial antibiotics against selected pathogens...
January 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008938/selective-in-vitro-photothermal-nano-therapy-of-mrsa-infections-mediated-by-igg-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Lucian Mocan, Cristian Matea, Flaviu A Tabaran, Ofelia Mosteanu, Teodora Pop, Cosmin Puia, Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Diana Gonciar, Erszebet Kalman, Gabriela Zaharie, Cornel Iancu, Teodora Mocan
There are serious systemic infections associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and several other types of bacteria leading to the deaths of millions of people globally. This type of mortality is generally caused by the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant organisms, a consequence of evolution via natural selection. After the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by wet chemistry, bio-functionalization with IgG molecules was performed. Following administration of IgG-GNPs to MRSA cultures at various concentrations and various incubation time laser irradiation was performed...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878810/improvement-of-phytoplankton-culture-isolation-using-single-cell-sorting-by-flow-cytometry
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Dominique Marie, Florence Le Gall, Roseline Edern, Priscillia Gourvil, Daniel Vaulot
Flow cytometry provides a tool to physically sort single algal cells in order to obtain clonal cultures. During sorting, cells are submitted to physical stress factors such as high fluidic pressure, exposure to the laser beam, electrostatic charges, deflection through high voltage fields, and collisions with container surfaces. All of these can damage the cells of interest and success rates for initiation of cultures from flow-sorted cells are generally very low. We found that the addition of bovine serum albumin in the culture medium into which cells were sorted drastically improved the success of initiation of pico- and nano-eukaryotic phytoplankton strains...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877159/efficacy-of-antibacterial-peptides-against-peptide-resistant-mrsa-is-restored-by-permeabilization-of-bacteria-membranes
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Joshua Ravensdale, Zachary Wong, Frances O'Brien, Keith Gregg
Clinical application of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), as with conventional antibiotics, may be compromised by the development of bacterial resistance. This study investigated AMP resistance in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, including aspects related to the resilience of the resistant bacteria toward the peptides, the stability of resistance when selection pressures are removed, and whether resistance can be overcome by using the peptides with other membrane-permeabilising agents. Genotypically variant strains of S...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867043/acute-social-stress-induced-immunomodulation-in-pigs-high-and-low-responders-to-acth
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Elodie Bacou, Karine Haurogné, Grégoire Mignot, Marie Allard, Laurence De Beaurepaire, Jordan Marchand, Elena Terenina, Yvon Billon, Julien Jacques, Jean-Marie Bach, Pierre Mormède, Julie Hervé, Blandine Lieubeau
Pig husbandry is known as an intensive breeding system, piglets being submitted to multiple stressful events such as early weaning, successive mixing, crowding and shipping. These stressors are thought to impair immune defences and might contribute, at least partly, to the prophylactic use of antibiotics. Robustness was recently defined as the ability of an individual to express a high-production potential in a wide variety of environmental conditions. Increasing robustness thus appears as a valuable option to improve resilience to stressors and could be obtained by selecting piglets upon their adrenocortical activity...
February 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856622/in-vitro-fermentation-of-b-gos-impact-on-faecal-bacterial-populations-and-metabolic-activity-in-autistic-and-non-autistic-children
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Roberta Grimaldi, Drinalda Cela, Jonathan R Swann, Jelena Vulevic, Glenn R Gibson, George Tzortzis, Adele Costabile
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often suffer gastrointestinal problems consistent with imbalances in the gut microbial population. Treatment with antibiotics or pro/prebiotics has been postulated to regulate microbiota and improve gut symptoms, but there is a lack of evidence for such approaches, especially for prebiotics. This study assessed the influence of a prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (B-GOS) on gut microbial ecology and metabolic function using faecal samples from autistic and non-autistic children in an in vitro gut model system...
February 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855654/salinomycin-inhibits-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-growth-and-interferes-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-cd133-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Johannes Klose, Jana Eissele, Claudia Volz, Steffen Schmitt, Alina Ritter, Shen Ying, Thomas Schmidt, Ulrike Heger, Martin Schneider, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: The polyether antibiotic Salinomycin (Sal) is regarded as an inhibitor of cancer stem cells. Its effectiveness on human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells in vitro has been demonstrated before. The aim of this study was to establish a murine model to investigate the effectiveness of Sal in vivo. Furthermore, we investigated the impact of Sal on Wnt/β-catenin signaling in human CD133(+) CRC cells. METHODS: The two murine CRC cell lines MC38 and CT26 were used to analyze the impact of Sal on tumor cell proliferation, viability, migration, cell cycle progression and cell death in vitro...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803171/the-early-adaptive-immune-response-in-the-pathophysiological-process-of-pneumococcal-meningitis
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Sandra Ribes, Stefan Nessler, Ev-Christin Heide, Dörthe Malzahn, Christina Perske, Wolfgang Brück, Roland Nau
BACKGROUND:  The adaptive immune system has been considered to play a minimal role in the early host response during bacterial meningitis. METHODS:  We investigated the progression and outcome of pneumococcal meningitis in Rag1(-/-) mice lacking functional B and T cells by assessing overall and symptom-free survival, bacteriological and histological studies, as well as flow cytometry and measurements of proinflammatory mediators. RESULTS:  The intracerebral injection of S...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795387/dual-reporter-mycobacteriophages-%C3%AE-2drms-reveal-preexisting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-persistent-cells-in-human-sputum
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Paras Jain, Brian C Weinrick, Eric J Kalivoda, Hui Yang, Vanisha Munsamy, Catherine Vilcheze, Torin R Weisbrod, Michelle H Larsen, Max R O'Donnell, Alexander Pym, William R Jacobs
: Persisters are the minor subpopulation of bacterial cells that lack alleles conferring resistance to a specific bactericidal antibiotic but can survive otherwise lethal concentrations of that antibiotic. In infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, such persisters underlie the need for long-term antibiotic therapy and contribute to treatment failure in tuberculosis cases. Here, we demonstrate the value of dual-reporter mycobacteriophages (Φ(2)DRMs) for characterizing M. tuberculosis persisters...
October 25, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780954/antimicrobial-activity-of-the-scolopendrasin-v-peptide-identified-from-the-centipede-scolopendra-subspinipes-mutilans
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Joon Ha Lee, In-Woo Kim, Mi-Ae Kim, Mi-Young Ahn, Eun-Young Yun, Jae Sam Hwang
In a previous study, we analyzed the transcriptome of Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans using next generation sequencing technology and identified several antimicrobial peptide candidates. One of peptides, scolopendrasin V, was selected based on the physicochemical properties of antimicrobial peptides using a bioinformatics strategy. In this study, we assessed the antimicrobial activities of scolopendrasin V by using radial diffusion assay and colony count assay. We also investigated the mode of action of scolopendrasin V using flow cytometry...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776487/the-cox-inhibitor-indomethacin-reduces-th1-effector-and-t-regulatory-cells-in-vitro-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Kristian Tonby, Ida Wergeland, Nora V Lieske, Dag Kvale, Kjetil Tasken, Anne M Dyrhol-Riise
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) causes a major burden on global health with long and cumbersome TB treatment regimens. Host-directed immune modulating therapies have been suggested as adjunctive treatment to TB antibiotics. Upregulated cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) signaling pathway may cause a dysfunctional immune response that favors survival and replication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from patients with latent TB (n = 9) and active TB (n = 33) before initiation of anti-TB chemotherapy...
October 24, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775322/inactivation-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-resistance-genes-by-ozone-from-laboratory-experiments-to-full-scale-wastewater-treatment
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Nadine Czekalski, Stefanie Imminger, Elisabeth Salhi, Marjan Veljkovic, Karolin Kleffel, David Drissner, Frederik Hammes, Helmut Bürgmann, Urs von Gunten
Ozone, a strong oxidant and disinfectant, seems ideal to cope with future challenges of water treatment, such as micropollutants, multiresistant bacteria (MRB) and even intracellular antibiotic resistance genes (ARG), but information on the latter is scarce. In ozonation experiments we simultaneously determined kinetics and dose-dependent inactivation of Escherichia coli and its plasmid-encoded sulfonamide resistance gene sul1 in different water matrixes. Effects in E. coli were compared to an autochthonous wastewater community...
November 1, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
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