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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761643/a-prospective-randomised-trial-of-isolated-pathogens-of-surgical-site-infections-ssi
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Konstantinos Alexiou, Ioannis Drikos, Maria Terzopoulou, Nikolaos Sikalias, Argyrios Ioannidis, Nikolaos Economou
BACKGROUND: Every surgical wound is colonized by bacteria, but only a small percentage displays symptoms of infection. The distribution of pathogens isolated in surgical site infections has not significantly changed over the last decades. Staph. Aureus, Coag(-) Staphylococci, Enterococcus spp and E. Coli are the main strains appearing. In addition, a continuously rising proportion of surgical site infections caused by resistant bacterial species (MRSA, C. Albicans) has been reported...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754475/detection-of-enterotoxin-and-protease-genes-among-hungarian-clinical-bacteroides-fragilis-isolates
#2
Károly Péter Sárvári, József Sóki, Miklós Iván, Cecília Miszti, Krisztina Latkóczy, Szilvia Zsóka Melegh, Edit Urbán
Bacteroides fragilis as a commensal bacterium is a member of the human intestinal flora, but as an opportunistic pathogen it can cause serious infections as well. Some of them, harbouring an enterotoxin gene (bft), may cause diarrhoea mainly in young children. Recently it has been shown that a member of C11 proteases called fragipain (fpn) can activate the enterotoxin, while C10 protease (bfp) is suspected of playing an important role in the invasiveness of the B. fragilis isolates. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and distribution of the bft isotypes in 200 Hungarian B...
July 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747178/anaerobic-bacteria-growth-in-the-presence-of-cathelicidin-ll-37-and-selected-ceragenins-delivered-as-magnetic-nanoparticles-cargo
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Bonita Durnaś, Ewelina Piktel, Marzena Wątek, Tomasz Wollny, Stanisław Góźdź, Jolanta Smok-Kalwat, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
BACKGROUND: Cationic antibacterial peptides (CAPs) and synthetic molecules mimicking the amphiphilic structure of CAPs, such as ceragenins, are promising compounds for the development of new antimicrobials. RESULTS: We tested the in vitro activity of ceragenins CSA-13 and CSA-131 against several anaerobic bacteria including Bacteroides spp. and Clostridium difficile. We compared results to the activity of cathelicidin LL-37, metronidazole and nanosystems developed by attachment of CSA-13 and CSA-131 to magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)...
July 26, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744452/secretory-products-of-the-human-gi-tract-microbiome-and-their-potential-impact-on-alzheimer-s-disease-ad-detection-of-lipopolysaccharide-lps-in-ad-hippocampus
#4
Yuhai Zhao, Vivian Jaber, Walter J Lukiw
Although the potential contribution of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract microbiome to human health, aging, and disease is becoming increasingly acknowledged, the molecular mechanics and signaling pathways of just how this is accomplished is not well-understood. Major bacterial species of the GI tract, such as the abundant Gram-negative bacilli Bacteroides fragilis (B. fragilis) and Escherichia coli (E. coli), secrete a remarkably complex array of pro-inflammatory neurotoxins which, when released from the confines of the healthy GI tract, are pathogenic and highly detrimental to the homeostatic function of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739439/the-association-of-type-ii-diabetes-with-gut-microbiota-composition
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Fatemeh Navab-Moghadam, Mansour Sedighi, Mohammad E Khamseh, Fariba Alaei-Shahmiri, Malihe Talebi, Shabnam Razavi, Nour Amirmozafari
It is known that type 2 diabetes (T2D) in humans could be linked to the composition of gut microbiota. The aim of this study was to evaluate three faecal bacterial species, including Bacteroides fragilis, Bifidobacterium longum and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in patients with T2D. This case control study included 18 patients with T2D and 18 matched persons without diabetes. The concentrations of B. fragilis, B. longum and F. prausnitzii were determined by quantitative Real-Time PCR. Quantitative PCR analysis revealed that the gut bacterial composition in patients with T2D was partially different from that in the healthy individuals...
July 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730548/orthopedic-infections-caused-by-obligatory-anaerobic-gram-negative-rods-report-of-two-cases
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Marta Kierzkowska, Piotr Pedzisz, Ireneusz Babiak, Jakub Janowicz, Mateusz Kulig, Anna Majewska, Anna Sawicka-Grzelak, Grazyna Mlynarczyk
Anaerobic bone and joint infections are uncommon, although the number of anaerobic infections is presumably underestimated because of difficulties with isolation and identification of obligate anaerobes. This study describes two cases of complicated Bacteroides fragilis peri-implant infection of the lumbar spine, infection of the hip and osteomyelitis. Bacteria were identified with the use of a mass spectrometer, VITEK MS system. Drug susceptibility was performed with the use of E-test. The EUCAST breakpoints were used for interpretation with B...
July 20, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712201/case-of-xanthogranulomatous-oophoritis
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Bushra Khan, Aliya Begum Aziz, Rashida Ahmed
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is characterized by destruction of the tissues of the organ involved and replacement by chronic inflammatory cells such as lymphocytes, plasma cells, occasional neutrophils with or without multinucleated or Touton giant cells. Exact aetiology is not known but the theory of infection with organisms like Proteus, E coli, and Bacteroides fragilis is most popular. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the female genital tract is not common and usually involves the endometrium; however, xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the ovaries is a rare entity...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698467/effect-of-soy-isoflavones-on-growth-of-representative-bacterial-species-from-the-human-gut
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Lucía Vázquez, Ana Belén Flórez, Lucía Guadamuro, Baltasar Mayo
The present work aimed to assess the susceptibility of dominant and representative bacterial populations from the human gut to isoflavones and their metabolites. To do so, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of isoflavone glycosides, isoflavone aglycones, and equol to 37 bacterial strains was determined by broth microdilution. Additionally, for 10 representative strains, growth curves, growth rate (μ), and optical density (OD600 nm) of the cultures at 24 h were also determined. MICs of daidzin, genistin, daidzein, and genistein were >2048 μg mL(-1) for all strains assayed, while that of equol ranged from 16 μg mL(-1) for Bifidobacterium animalis subsp...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694488/outer-membrane-vesicles-secreted-by-pathogenic-and-nonpathogenic-bacteroides-fragilis-represent-different-metabolic-activities
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Natalya B Zakharzhevskaya, Anna A Vanyushkina, Ilya A Altukhov, Aleksey L Shavarda, Ivan O Butenko, Daria V Rakitina, Anastasia S Nikitina, Aleksandr I Manolov, Alina N Egorova, Eugene E Kulikov, Innokentii E Vishnyakov, Gleb Y Fisunov, Vadim M Govorun
Numerous studies are devoted to the intestinal microbiota and intercellular communication maintaining homeostasis. In this regard, vesicles secreted by bacteria represent one of the most popular topics for research. For example, the outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) of Bacteroides fragilis play an important nutritional role with respect to other microorganisms and promote anti-inflammatory effects on immune cells. However, toxigenic B. fragilis (ETBF) contributes to bowel disease, even causing colon cancer. If nontoxigenic B...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694294/bacteroides-fragilis-enterotoxin-induces-the-formation-of-autophagosomes-in-endothelial-cells-but-interferes-their-autophagosomal-fusion-with-lysosomes-for-complete-autophagic-flux-through-a-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-ap-1-and-c-ebp-homologous-protein
#10
Su Hyuk Ko, Jong Ik Jeon, Hyun Soo Myung, Young-Jeon Kim, Jung Mogg Kim
Bacteroides fragilis enterotoxin (BFT), a virulence factor of enterotoxigenic B. fragilis (ETBF), plays an essential role in mucosal inflammation. Although autophagy contributes to the pathogenesis of diverse infectious diseases, little is known about autophagy in ETBF infection. This study was conducted to investigate the role of BFT in the autophagic process in endothelial cells (ECs). Stimulation of human umbilical vein ECs (HUVECs) with BFT increased LC3-II conversion from LC3-I and protein expression of p62, Atg5 and Atg12...
July 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694023/reactivity-toward-bifidobacterium-longum-and-enterococcus-hirae-demonstrate-robust-cd8-t-cell-response-and-better-prognosis-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yihui Rong, Zheng Dong, Zhixian Hong, Yun Jin, Wei Zhang, Bailong Zhang, Wei Mao, Huifang Kong, Chunping Wang, Bin Yang, Xudong Gao, Zhenyu Song, Susan E Green, Haihan K Song, Hongbo Wang, Yinying Lu
Recent studies suggest that several bacterial species are involved in tumor immunosurveillance and antitumor immunity. The role of bacteria in immune responses in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is still unknown. In this study, we examined the bacteria-reactive CD8(+) T cell response in patients with HBV-related HCC. We found that circulating CD8(+) T cells from healthy individuals demonstrated minimal or zero specificity toward a series of commensals and bacteria previously associated with antitumor effects, including Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium longum, Bacteroides fragilis, and Enterococcus hirae...
July 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693916/phosphonodifluoropyruvate-is-a-mechanism-based-inhibitor-of-phosphonopyruvate-decarboxylase-from-bacteroides-fragilis
#12
Katharina Pallitsch, Megan P Rogers, Forest H Andrews, Friedrich Hammerschmidt, Michael J McLeish
Bacteroides fragilis, a human pathogen, helps in the formation of intra-abdominal abscesses and is involved in 90% of anaerobic peritoneal infections. Phosphonopyruvate decarboxylase (PnPDC), a thiamin diphosphate (ThDP)-dependent enzyme, plays a key role in the formation of 2-aminoethylphosphonate, a component of the cell wall of B. fragilis. As such PnPDC is a possible target for therapeutic intervention in this, and other phosphonate producing organisms. However, the enzyme is of more general interest as it appears to be an evolutionary forerunner to the decarboxylase family of ThDP-dependent enzymes...
August 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683448/gut-microbiota-in-health-diverticular-disease-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-time-for-microbial-marker-of-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Valentina Petito, Cristina Graziani, Elisa Schiavoni, Francesco Paroni Sterbini, Andrea Poscia, Eleonora Gaetani, Francesco Franceschi, Giovanni Cammarota, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Luca Masucci, Franco Scaldaferri, Antonio Gasbarrini
Few data exist on differences in gut microbiota composition among principal gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. We evaluated the differences in gut microbiota composition among uncomplicated diverticular disease (DD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) patients. DD, IBS, and IBD patients along with healthy controls (CT) were enrolled in our Italian GI outpatient clinic. Stool samples were collected. Microbiota composition was evaluated through a metagenomic gene-targeted approach...
July 7, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683149/tlr2-and-interleukin-10-are-involved-in-bacteroides-fragilis-mediated-prevention-of-dss-induced-colitis-in-gnotobiotic-mice
#14
Yi-Chih Chang, Yung-Hao Ching, Chien-Chao Chiu, Ju-Yun Liu, Shao-Wen Hung, Wen-Ching Huang, Yen-Te Huang, Hsiao-Li Chuang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bacteroides fragilis (BF) are Gram-negative anaerobe symbionts present in the colon. Recent studies have reported the beneficial role of BF in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, stimulating host immunologic development, and preventing infectious colitis caused by pathogenic bacteria. Our previous studies showed that monocolonization of germ-free mice with BF significantly reduced colon inflammations and damage. METHODS: In order to investigate the Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2), TLR4, and interleukin 10 (IL-10) molecular signaling pathways involved in BF-mediated prevention of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680752/oral-il-10-suppresses-colon-carcinogenesis-via-elimination-of-pathogeniccd4-t-cells-and-induction-of-antitumor-cd8-t-cell-activity
#15
Tao Gu, Magdia De Jesus, Heather C Gallagher, Thomas P Burris, Nejat K Egilmez
An oral sustained-release formulation of Interleukin-10 suppressed tumor growth and enhanced survival in the APC(min/+)/Bacteroides fragilis spontaneous colon cancer model. Therapeutic benefit was associated with a 5-fold reduction in CD4(+)RORγt(+)Foxp3(-)IL-17(+) T-helper cell, CD4(+)RORγt(+)Foxp3(+)IL-17(+) pathogenic T-regulatory cell and CD4(+)RORγt(-)Foxp3(+)IL-17(-) conventional T-regulatory cell numbers and a concurrent 2-fold enhancement in CD8(+) T-cell activity in the colon. Selective subset depletion and functional blockade studies demonstrated that at steady-state CD4(+)RORγt(+)IL-17(+) T-cell subsets and CD4(+)Foxp3(+) cTreg supported tumorigenesis, whereas CD8(+) cytotoxic T-lymphocytes impeded tumor progression following IL-10 therapy...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670574/corrigendum-interaction-of-bacteroides-fragilis-toxin-with-outer-membrane-vesicles-reveals-new-mechanism-of-its-secretion-and-delivery
#16
Natalya B Zakharzhevskaya, Vladimir B Tsvetkov, Anna A Vanyushkina, Anna M Varizhuk, Daria V Rakitina, Victor V Podgorsky, Innokentii E Vishnyakov, Daria D Kharlampieva, Valentin A Manuvera, Fedor V Lisitsyn, Elena A Gushina, Vassili N Lazarev, Vadim M Govorun
[This corrects the article on p. 2 in vol. 7, PMID: 28144586.].
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666749/prevalences-of-antimicrobial-resistance-and-the-cfia-resistance-gene-in-danish-bacteroides-fragilis-group-isolates-since-1973
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Simon Andreas Ferløv-Schwensen, Thomas Vognbjerg Sydenham, Kia Cirkeline Hansen, Silje Vermedal Hoegh, Ulrik Stenz Justesen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalences of resistance and the cfiA carbapenemase-producing gene in historical Bacteroides fragilis group isolates. METHODS: Danish clinical B. fragilis group isolates (n=444) spanning from 1973 to 2015 were identified with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) on the Biotyper platform. Antimicrobial resistance was determined using a disk diffusion screening method and commercial antibiotic gradient strips...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632016/the-bacteroides-fragilis-pathogenicity-island-links-virulence-and-strain-competition
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Benjamin W Casterline, Aaron L Hecht, Vivian M Choi, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg
The mature microbiome is a stable ecosystem that resists perturbation despite constant host exposure to exogenous microbes. However, the microbial mechanisms determining microbiome development and composition are poorly understood. We recently demonstrated that a non-toxigenic B. fragilis (NTBF) strain restricts enteric colonization by an enterotoxigenic (ETBF) strain dependent on a type VI secretion system (T6SS). We show here that a second enterotoxigenic strain is competent to colonize, dependent on the Bacteroides fragilis pathogenicity island (BFPAI)...
February 23, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626206/in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-gatifloxacine-loaded-plga-and-hydroxyapatite-composite-for-treating-osteomyelitis
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Jun Makiishi, Tomonori Matsuno, Atsuo Ito, Yu Sogo, Tazuko Satoh
Molten 10 wt% gatifloxacine (GLFX-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) was introduced into three-dimensionally interconnected pores and onto the surfaces of hydroxyapatite (HA) granules. The composite granules exhibited clinically sufficient bactericidal activities against Streptococcus milleri and Bacteroides fragilis from 3 h to 10 days. The composite granules were implanted in bone defects created by debridement of osteomyelitis lesions in rabbit mandibles. After 4-week implantation, inflammation in the composite granule-implanted group was significantly smaller than that in the debridement group (p<0...
June 15, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619503/clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-levornidazole-in-elderly-subjects-and-dosing-regimen-evaluation-using-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-analysis
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Beining Guo, Gaoli He, Xiaojie Wu, Jicheng Yu, Guoying Cao, Yi Li, Yaxin Fan, Yuancheng Chen, Yaoguo Shi, Yingyuan Zhang, Jing Zhang
PURPOSE: Levornidazole, the levo-isomer of ornidazole, is a third-generation nitroimidazole derivative newly developed after metronidazole, tinidazole, and ornidazole. An open-label, parallel-controlled, single-dose study was conducted for the investigation of the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of levornidazole and its metabolites in healthy elderly Chinese subjects, and for the evaluation of 2 dosing regimens in the elderly. METHODS: Levornidazole was intravenously administered at 500 mg to healthy elderly (aged 60-80 years) or young subjects (aged 19-45 years)...
July 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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