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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340291/-head-to-head-prenyl-synthases-in-some-pathogenic-bacteria
#1
Christopher J Schwalen, Xinxin Feng, Weidong Liu, Bing O-Dowd, Tzu-Ping Ko, Christopher J Shin, Rey-Ting Guo, Douglas A Mitchell, Eric Oldfield
Many organisms contain "head-to-head" isoprenoid synthases and here, we investigate three types of such enzymes from the pathogens Neisseria meningitidis, N. gonorrhoeae, and Enterococcus hirae. The E. hirae enzyme was found to produce dehydrosqualene and we solved an inhibitor-bound structure which revealed a fold similar to that of CrtM from Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, the homologous proteins from Neisseria spp. carried out only the "first half" reaction, yielding presqualene diphosphate (PSPP). Based on product analyses, bioinformatics, and mutagenesis we conclude that the Neisseria proteins are HpnDs (PSPP synthases)...
March 24, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334823/h3-y-discriminates-between-hira-and-daxx-chaperone-complexes-and-reveals-unexpected-insights-into-human-daxx-h3-3-h4-binding-and-deposition-requirements
#2
Lisa-Maria Zink, Erwan Delbarre, H Christian Eberl, Eva C Keilhauer, Clemens Bönisch, Sebastian Pünzeler, Marek Bartkuhn, Philippe Collas, Matthias Mann, Sandra B Hake
Histone chaperones prevent promiscuous histone interactions before chromatin assembly. They guarantee faithful deposition of canonical histones and functionally specialized histone variants into chromatin in a spatial- and temporally-restricted manner. Here, we identify the binding partners of the primate-specific and H3.3-related histone variant H3.Y using several quantitative mass spectrometry approaches, and biochemical and cell biological assays. We find the HIRA, but not the DAXX/ATRX, complex to recognize H3...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330248/photo-inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-hirae-using-methylene-blue-and-sodium-anthraquinone-2-sulphonate-effect-of-process-parameters
#3
Madhavi Singh, Kannan Pakshirajan, Vishal Trivedi
In this study, effect of different parameters, viz. concentration of photosensitizer (PS), pH of the bacterial cell suspension and initial cell count, on photo-inactivation of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus hirae bacteria using methylene blue (MB) and sodium anthraquinone-2-sulphonate (SAQS) was investigated employing the statistically valid full factorial design of experiments. The inactivation efficiency of E. hirae using MB ranges between 10.81 and 48.55 %, whereas in the case of E. coli it ranges between 10...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326302/characteristics-of-patients-diagnosed-with-osteoporosis-in-south-korea-results-from-the-national-claim-registry
#4
Hyun Koo Yoon, Young-Kyun Lee, Yong-Chan Ha
BACKGROUND: Although osteoporosis is increasing medical issue in the elderly population, attempts to analyze the characteristics of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis are rare in South Korea. We investigated the characteristics of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis using Korea's National Health Insurance claims data, which includes almost Korean population. METHODS: We evaluated the patients who were diagnosed and treated with osteoporosis in medical institute in South Korea, using the national database by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA)...
February 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320872/the-drosophila-daxx-like-protein-dlp-cooperates-with-asf1-for-h3-3-deposition-and-heterochromatin-formation
#5
Catherine Fromental-Ramain, Philippe Ramain, Ali Hamiche
Histone variants are non-allelic isoforms of canonical histones and they are deposited, in contrast to canonical histones, in a replication-independent (RI) manner. RI deposition of H3.3, a histone variant from the H3.3 family, is mediated in mammals by distinct pathways involving either the histone regulator A (HIRA) complex or the death-associated protein (DAXX)/α-thalassemia X-linked mental retardation protein (ATRX) complex. Here, we investigated the function of Drosophila DAXX Like Protein (DLP) by using both fly genetics approaches and protein biochemistry...
March 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316889/functional-and-health-promoting-inherent-attributes-of-enterococcus-hirae-f2-as-a-novel-probiotic-isolated-from-the-digestive-tract-of-the-freshwater-fish-catla-catla
#6
Mohd Adnan, Mitesh Patel, Sibte Hadi
BACKGROUND: Probiotic microorganisms are gaining global importance because of their use in the preparation of a nutraceutical or in the treatment of infections. As per the health industry demand, there is an urgent need for exploring new indigenous probiotic strains with its specific origin due to variation in gut microflora, different food habits and specific host-microbial interactions. The main objective of the present study was to isolate and identify a novel probiotic Enterococcus strain from the gut of Catla catla fish and evaluate its potentiality as a potent probiotic...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316009/safety-assessment-of-commensal-enterococci-from-dogs
#7
Ivana Kubašová, Viola Strompfová, Andrea Lauková
Enterococci form a complex, diverse, and very important group of bacteria from the technological and food safety aspect, or from the health-improving aspect as probiotics. Generally, enterococci are considered to be of low pathogenic potential, which is associated mostly with clinical strains. In these strains, production of virulence factors as well as resistance to many antimicrobial drugs could complicate treatment of nosocomial infections. Because there is a lack of information on incidence of these attributes in animal commensal enterococci, we screened 160 strains originating from feces of clinically healthy dogs in Eastern Slovakia (n = 105)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315181/update-on-the-management-of-chronic-total-occlusions-in-coronary-artery-disease
#8
REVIEW
Kathleen Kearney, Ravi S Hira, Robert F Riley, Arun Kalyanasundaram, William L Lombardi
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in about a third of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and can pose a significant challenge during percutaneous revascularization. However, advances in CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategies, devices, and algorithms have led to significant improvements in successful treatment of CTOs. This review summarizes current management of CTOs in the context of modern PCI techniques and current evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: The hybrid algorithm now provides a standardized, teachable approach to CTO PCI, and success rates are approximately 90% in experienced hands...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297650/rotation-mechanism-of-molecular-motor-v1-atpase-studied-by-multiscale-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#9
Yuta Isaka, Toru Ekimoto, Yuichi Kokabu, Ichiro Yamato, Takeshi Murata, Mitsunori Ikeguchi
Enterococcus hirae V1-ATPase is a molecular motor composed of the A3B3 hexamer ring and the central stalk. In association with ATP hydrolysis, three catalytic AB pairs in the A3B3 ring undergo conformational changes, which lead to a 120° rotation of the central stalk. To understand how the conformational changes of three catalytic pairs induce the 120° rotation of the central stalk, we performed multiscale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in which coarse-grained and all-atom MD simulations were combined using a fluctuation matching methodology...
March 14, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286936/analysis-of-diabetes-quality-assessment-findings-and-future-directions-for-the-appropriate-management-of-diabetes-in-korea
#10
Yu Jin Kim, Suk Chon, Seungjoon Oh, Jeong-Taek Woo, Sung Woon Kim, Sang Youl Rhee
Background/Aims: Due to recent increases in the disease burden of diabetes mellitus, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) of Korea implemented a quality assessment of the treatment of diabetes to improve patient care. The present study was conducted to identify any changes after the implementation of the diabetes quality assessment (DQA). Methods: The present study evaluated eight quality assessment indicators that were proposed by the HIRA in all patients with diabetes who visited a university hospital in Korea between 2009 and 2014...
March 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285496/maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-as-a-useful-tool-for-identification-of-enterococcus-spp-from-wild-birds-and-differentiation-of-closely-related-species
#11
Dagmara Stępień-Pyśniak, Tomasz Hauschild, Paweł Różański, Agnieszka Marek
The aim of this study was to explore the accuracy and feasibility of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in identifying bacteria from environmental sources, as compared to rpoA gene sequencing, and to evaluate the occurrence of bacteria of the genus Enterococcus in wild birds. In addition, a phyloproteomic analysis of certain Enterococcus species with spectral relationships was performed. The enterococci were isolated from 25 species of wild birds in central Europe (Poland)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278293/correction-deletion-at-the-gcnt2-locus-causes-autosomal-recessive-congenital-cataracts
#12
Bushra Irum, Shahid Y Khan, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Daud, Firoz Kabir, Bushra Rauf, Fareeha Fatima, Hira Iqbal, Arif O Khan, Saif Al Obaisi, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Idrees A Nasir, Shaheen N Khan, Tayyab Husnain, Sheikh Riazuddin, Javed Akram, Allen O Eghrari, S Amer Riazuddin
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167562.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278158/disease-burden-of-2013-2014-seasonal-influenza-in-adults-in-korea
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Won Suk Choi, Benjamin J Cowling, Ji Yun Noh, Joon Young Song, Seong-Heon Wie, Jin Soo Lee, Yu Bin Seo, Jacob Lee, Hye Won Jeong, Young Keun Kim, Shin-Woo Kim, Kyong-Hwa Park, Sun Hee Lee, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the disease burden of seasonal influenza in adults ≥20 years of age in Korea, based on surveillance data from the Hospital-based Influenza Morbidity & Mortality Surveillance (HIMM) network. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HIMM network is composed of two surveillance systems: emergency room-based and inpatients-based surveillance. A total of ten university hospitals all over the country are included in the surveillance network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277318/factors-associated-with-missed-appointments-at-an-academic-pain-treatment-center-a-prospective-year-long-longitudinal-study
#14
Charles A Odonkor, Sandy Christiansen, Yian Chen, Asmitha Sathiyakumar, Hira Chaudhry, Denise Cinquegrana, Jessica Lange, Cathy He, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Interventional pain treatment centers represent an integral part of interdisciplinary care. Barriers to effective treatment include access to care and financial issues related to pain clinic operations. To address these challenges, specialty clinics have taken steps to identify and remedy missed clinic appointments. However, no prospective study has sought to identify factors associated with pain clinic "no-shows." METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal year-long study in an inner-city, academic pain clinic in which patients scheduled for office visits and procedures were categorized as to whether they showed up or did not show up for their scheduled appointment without cancelling the day before...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270110/comparative-genomics-of-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-bovine-feces
#15
Alicia G Beukers, Rahat Zaheer, Noriko Goji, Kingsley K Amoako, Alexandre V Chaves, Michael P Ward, Tim A McAllister
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus is ubiquitous in nature and is a commensal of both the bovine and human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is also associated with clinical infections in humans. Subtherapeutic administration of antibiotics to cattle selects for antibiotic resistant enterococci in the bovine GI tract. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) may be present in enterococci following antibiotic use in cattle. If located on mobile genetic elements (MGEs) their dissemination between Enterococcus species and to pathogenic bacteria may be promoted, reducing the efficacy of antibiotics...
March 8, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261530/applying-of-decision-tree-analysis-to-risk-factors-associated-with-pressure-ulcers-in-long-term-care-facilities
#16
Mikyung Moon, Soo-Kyoung Lee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to use decision tree analysis to explore the factors associated with pressure ulcers (PUs) among elderly people admitted to Korean long-term care facilities. METHODS: The data were extracted from the 2014 National Inpatient Sample (NIS)-data of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA). A MapReduce-based program was implemented to join and filter 5 tables of the NIS. The outcome predicted by the decision tree model was the prevalence of PUs as defined by the Korean Standard Classification of Disease-7 (KCD-7; code L89(*))...
January 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260587/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-miranda-donkey-equus-asinus-an-old-problem-from-a-new-source-with-a-different-approach
#17
Isabel Carvalho, Rosa Del Campo, Margarida Sousa, Nuno Silva, João Carrola, Catarina Marinho, Tiago Santos, Sílvia Carvalho, Miguel Nóvoa, Miguel Quaresma, José Eduardo Pereira, Marta Cobo, Gilberto Igrejas, Patrícia Poeta
PURPOSE: The Miranda donkey (Equus asinus) is an endangeredasinine from Miranda do Douro region, located in the north east of Portugal. We studied the antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. isolates from these animals. METHODOLOGY: In March 2014, a total of 66 faecal samples were recovered from independent animals. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disc diffusion method. Carriage of genes coding for antibiotic-resistant and virulent factors was analysed by PCR...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260584/determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterococcus-strains-isolated-from-pigs-and-their-genotypic-characterization-by-method-of-amplification-of-dna-fragments-surrounding-rare-restriction-sites-adsrrs-fingerprinting
#18
Aneta Nowakiewicz, Grażyna Ziółkowska, Aleksandra Trościańczyk, Przemysław Zięba, Sebastian Gnat
PURPOSE: In this study, we analysed phenotypic resistance profiles and their reflection in the genomic profiles of Enterococcus spp. strains isolated from pigs raised on different farms. METHODOLOGY: Samples were collected from five pig farms (n=90 animals) and tested for Enterococcus. MICs of 12 antimicrobials were determined using the broth microdilution method, and epidemiological molecular analysis of strains belonging to selected species (faecalis, faecium and hirae) was performed using the ADSRRS-fingerprinting (amplification of DNA fragments surrounding rare restriction sites) method with a few modifications...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258376/olfactory-and-gustatory-functions-in-patients-with-non-complicated-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Aytug Altundag, Seyid Ahmet Ay, Serdar Hira, Murat Salıhoglu, Kamil Baskoy, Ferhat Denız, Hakan Tekelı, Onuralp Kurt, Arif Yonem, Thomas Hummel
The aim of this study was to evaluate any possible relationship between diabetic state and olfactory and gustatory functions in patients with non-complicated diabetes mellitus type 1 (T1D), and also to present evidence of the association between olfactory and gustatory scores and HbA1c values and disease durations. The study included 39 patients with non-complicated T1D and 31 healthy controls. Clinical characteristics such as age, gender, duration of disease, education levels and biochemical analyses (fasting blood glucose, urea, creatinine, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C), triglyceride, HbA1c, C-peptide, postprandial blood glucose) were measured...
March 3, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258002/molecular-assessment-of-virulence-determinants-hospital-associated-marker-is16gene-and-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-soil-borne-enterococcus-species
#20
Syed Abid Ali, Hassan Bin-Asif, Khwaja Ali Hasan, Marium Rehman, Atiya Abbasi
Enterococci, no more regarded as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) organism, are emerging as an important source of nosocomial infections worldwide. The main contributors in pathogenesis of enterococci are the presence of various virulent factors and antibiotic resistance genes. We aimed to examine the prevalence, dissemination, antibiotic resistance and virulent factors associated with enterococci from bulk soil (BS). A total of 372 enterococci were isolated from 500 soil samples. PCR was used to identify the isolates up to species level and for carriage of 16 virulence genes including hospital associated marker (i...
February 28, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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