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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099689/identification-of-novel-small-rnas-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-kc-01-expressed-under-iron-limitation-and-oxidative-stress-conditions
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Suparna Ghosh, Chetna Dureja, Indu Khatri, Srikrishna Subramanian, Saumya Raychaudhuri, Sagarmoy Ghosh
Small RNA (sRNA)-mediated regulation of gene expression is a major tool to understand bacterial responses to environmental changes. In particular, pathogenic bacteria employ sRNAs to adapt to the host environment and establish infection. Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, normally present in soil microbiota, cause nosocomial lung infection especially in hospitalized cystic fibrosis patients. We sequenced the draft genome of Burkholderia cenocepacia KC-01, isolated from the coastal saline soil, and identified several potential sRNAs in silico...
November 3, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095137/burkholderia-puraquae-sp-nov-a-novel-species-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-isolated-from-hospital-settings-and-agricultural-soils
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Pablo Martina, Mariana Leguizamon, Claudia I Prieto, Silvia A Sousa, Patricia Montanaro, Walter O Draghi, Maren Stämmler, Marisa Bettiol, Carla C C R de Carvalho, Juliana Palau, Cecilia Figoli, Florencia Alvarez, Silvina Benetti, Sergio Lejona, Cecilia Vescina, Julián Ferreras, Peter Lasch, Antonio Lagares, Angeles Zorreguieta, Jorge H Leitão, Osvaldo M Yantorno, Alejandra Bosch
Bacteria from the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are capable of causing severe infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). These opportunistic pathogens are also widely distributed in natural and man-made environments. After a 12-year epidemiological surveillance involving Bcc bacteria from respiratory secretions of Argentinean patients with CF and from hospital settings, we found six isolates of the Bcc with a concatenated species-specific allele sequence that differed by more than 3 % from those of the Bcc with validly published names...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090848/evidence-for-a-conserved-microbiota-across-the-different-developmental-stages-of-plodia-interpunctella
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Valeria Mereghetti, Bessem Chouaia, Lidia Limonta, Daria Patrizia Locatelli, Matteo Montagna
Diversity and composition of lepidopteran microbiotas are poorly investigated, especially across the different developmental stages. To improve this knowledge, we characterize the microbiota among different developmental stages of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, which is considered one of the major pest of commodities worldwide. Using culture-independent approach based on Illumina 16S rRNA gene sequencing we characterized the microbiota of four developmental stages: eggs, first and last instar larvae and adult...
November 1, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082233/macrophages-as-drivers-of-an-opportunistic-infection
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Annette C Vergunst, Nazareth Lopez Carranza, Lili Zhang, Margarida C Gomes, Yara Tasrini, Annemarie H Meijer, David O'Callaghan
Opportunistic pathogens are a worldwide cause of mortality and morbidity, and infections with intrinsically antibiotic-resistant pathogens have a large clinical, social and economic impact. Bacteria belonging to the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), ubiquitous in natural and industrial environments, are notorious pathogens for individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). In addition, Burkholderia cenocepacia is emerging as the culprit of non-CF related, sometimes fatal infections. Knowledge of the underlying infection mechanism of these pathogens is important for efficient treatment, however, to date not much is known about the lifestyle of Bcc bacteria during infection...
September 13, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056926/highly-diversified-pandoraea-pulmonicola-population-during-chronic-colonization-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Chloé Dupont, Fabien Aujoulat, Raphaël Chiron, Pauline Condom, Estelle Jumas-Bilak, Hélène Marchandin
Several environmental bacteria are considered as opportunistic pathogens in cystic fibrosis (CF) and are able to persistently colonize the CF respiratory tract (CFRT). Beside Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia complex, Pandoraea spp. are defined as pathogenic. During chronic colonization, adaptive evolution and diversified population have been demonstrated, notably for P. aeruginosa. However, the persistence of Pandoraea in the CFRT remains largely unexplored. We studied genomic and phenotypic traits of Pandoraea pulmonicola isolates successively recovered from the airways of a single CF patient and relate the results to qualitative and quantitative evolution of other cultivable pathogens and to patient clinical status...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055510/prevalence-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-species-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-in-argentina-during-the-period-2011-2015
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Lucía Cipolla, Florencia Rocca, Claudia Martinez, Lorena Aguerre, Rubén Barrios, Mónica Prieto
INTRODUCTION: Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex is composed of 20 phylogenetically closely related bacterial species. Some species have emerged as opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients and are responsible for nosocomial outbreaks. The B. cepacia complex is a recognized respiratory pathogen in patients with cystic fibrosis. Burkholderia cenocepacia and Burkholderia multivorans (B. multivorans) are the most prevalent species in the world, according to the literature...
October 18, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032643/effects-of-extended-storage-of-chlorhexidine-gluconate-and-benzalkonium-chloride-solutions-on-the-viability-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia
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Youngbeom Ahn, Jeong Myeong Kim, Yong-Jin Lee, John J LiPuma, David Hussong, Bernard S Marasa, Carl E Cerniglia
Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX) and benzalkonium chloride (BZK) formulations are frequently used as antiseptics in healthcare and consumer products. Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) contamination of pharmaceutical products could be due to the use of contaminated water in the manufacturing process, over-diluted antiseptic solutions in the product, and the use of outdated products, which in turn, reduces the antimicrobial activity of CHX and BZK. To establish a "safe use" period following opening containers of CHX and BZK, we measured the antimicrobial effects of CHX (2 ~ 10 µg/ml) and BZK (10 ~ 50 µg/ml) at sub-lethal concentrations on six strains of Burkholderia cenocepacia using chemical and microbiological assays...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017247/a-17-year-nationwide-study-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-in-the-united-states-veterans-health-administration
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Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Elie Saade, Brigid M Wilson, Federico Perez, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Robert A Bonomo
Background: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are a group of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria rarely reported in patients without cystic fibrosis (CF) or immunocompromising conditions. We investigated Bcc bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a cohort of non-CF patients from the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Methods: Using VHA databases, we identified patients with Bcc BSI at facilities nationwide from 1999 through 2015. We ascertained clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes and identified factors associated with 30-day mortality in logistic regression analysis...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982193/cysteamine-mediated-clearance-of-antibiotic-resistant-pathogens-in-human-cystic-fibrosis-macrophages
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Chandra L Shrestha, Kaivon D Assani, Hannah Rinehardt, Florentina Albastroiu, Shuzhong Zhang, Richard Shell, Amal O Amer, Larry S Schlesinger, Benjamin T Kopp
Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex are virulent, multi-drug resistant pathogens that survive and replicate intracellularly in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We have discovered that B. cenocepacia cannot be cleared from CF macrophages due to defective autophagy, causing continued systemic inflammation and infection. Defective autophagy in CF is mediated through constitutive reactive oxygen species (ROS) activation of transglutaminase-2 (TG2), which causes the sequestration (accumulation) of essential autophagy initiating proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965239/burkholderia-cepacia-complex-in-cystic-fibrosis-in-a-brazilian-reference-center
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Priscila Dentini, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson, Luciana Cardoso Bonadia, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro, Carlos Emílio Levy, José Dirceu Ribeiro
The Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) can cause a severe decline in lung function in cystic fibrosis (CF). Our objective was to determine the BCC prevalence and to evaluate its clinical impact on CF. Clinical and laboratory variables were determined for CF patients with BCC (Group-A = 50 patients) and without BCC (Group-B = 134 patients). The microorganisms were identified by biochemical tests, the Vitek2(®)Compact test, recA-PCR and recA-nested-PCR with species-specific primers and DNA sequencing. The patients were evaluated by the Shwachman-Kulczycki score (SKCS), Bhalla score (BS), spirometry and body mass index (BMI)...
December 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958793/kinetic-resolution-of-1-2-diols-using-immobilized-burkholderia-cepacia-lipase-a-combined-experimental-and-molecular-dynamics-investigation
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Ashwini C Mathpati, Vijyesh K Vyas, Bhalchandra M Bhanage
Kinetic resolution of rac-1,2-diols using the biocatalyst Burkholderia cepacia lipase (BCL) immobilized on a biodegradable binary blend support of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose(HPMC)/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) has been investigated. The immobilization technique improved enzyme activity significantly and it has excellent recyclability with good yield and enantiomeric excess values up to the studied range of nine cycles. At optimum reaction conditions, conversion of 45-50% with excellent enantiomeric excess (up to 99% ee) were obtained...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948958/maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-an-emerging-tool-for-unequivocal-identification-of-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacilli
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Vikas Gautam, Megha Sharma, Lipika Singhal, Sunil Kumar, Parvinder Kaur, Rupinder Tiwari, Pallab Ray
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been instrumental in revolutionizing microbiological identification, especially in high-throughput laboratories. It has enabled the identification of organisms like non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB), which has been a challenging task using conventional methods alone. In this study an attempt was made to validate MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of clinical isolates of each of the three most common NFGNB, other than Pseudomonas spp...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915359/presence-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-encoding-genes-in-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-isolated-from-soil
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João Pedro Rueda Furlan, Danilo Garcia Sanchez, Ana Lúcia Fachin, Eliana Guedes Stehling
Burkholderia cepacia complex has emerged as an important opportunistic bacteria group for immunocompromised patients, and it has a high level of intrinsic resistance for different antibiotic classes. Hydrolysis of β-lactam antibiotics by β-lactamases is the most common resistance mechanism in Gram-negative bacteria, and the presence of such enzymes complicates the selection of appropriate therapy. This study aimed at investigating the antimicrobial resistance profile and the presence of β-lactamase encoding genes in B...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910350/phylogeographic-genomic-and-meropenem-susceptibility-analysis-of-burkholderia-ubonensis
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Erin P Price, Derek S Sarovich, Jessica R Webb, Carina M Hall, Sierra A Jaramillo, Jason W Sahl, Mirjam Kaestli, Mark Mayo, Glenda Harrington, Anthony L Baker, Lindsay C Sidak-Loftis, Erik W Settles, Madeline Lummis, James M Schupp, John D Gillece, Apichai Tuanyok, Jeffrey Warner, Joseph D Busch, Paul Keim, Bart J Currie, David M Wagner
The bacterium Burkholderia ubonensis is commonly co-isolated from environmental specimens harbouring the melioidosis pathogen, Burkholderia pseudomallei. B. ubonensis has been reported in northern Australia and Thailand but not North America, suggesting similar geographic distribution to B. pseudomallei. Unlike most other Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) species, B. ubonensis is considered non-pathogenic, although its virulence potential has not been tested. Antibiotic resistance in B. ubonensis, particularly towards drugs used to treat the most severe B...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859314/the-role-of-multispecies-social-interactions-in-shaping-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pathogenicity-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-lung
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Siobhán O'Brien, Joanne L Fothergill
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major pathogen in the lungs of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, it is now recognised that a diverse microbial community exists in the airways comprising aerobic and anaerobic bacteria as well as fungi and viruses. This rich soup of microorganisms provides ample opportunity for interspecies interactions, particularly when considering secreted compounds. Here, we discuss how P. aeruginosa-secreted products can have community-wide effects, with the potential to ultimately shape microbial community dynamics within the lung...
August 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859310/detection-of-misidentifications-of-species-from-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-and-description-of-a-new-member-the-soil-bacterium-burkholderia-catarinensis-sp-nov
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Evelise Bach, Fernando Hayashi Sant'Anna, João Frederico Magrich Dos Passos, Eduardo Balsanelli, Valter Antonio de Baura, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Luciane Maria Pereira Passaglia
The correct identification of bacteria from the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is crucial for epidemiological studies and treatment of cystic fibrosis infections. However, genome-based identification tools are revealing many controversial Bcc species assignments. The aim of this work is to re-examine the taxonomic position of the soil bacterium B. cepacia 89 through polyphasic and genomic approaches. recA and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis positioned strain 89 inside the Bcc group. However, based on the divergence score of seven concatenated allele sequences, and values of average nucleotide identity, and digital DNA:DNA hybridization, our results suggest that strain 89 is different from other Bcc species formerly described...
August 31, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840370/clinical-and-microbiological-profile-of-chronic-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-infections-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-reference-hospital-in-brazil
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C P da Costa Capizzani, N C Caçador, L A G M M Torres, L Tonani, P Vandamme, A L da Costa Darini
Burkholderia sp. infections are extremely complex in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, especially considering the lack of knowledge regarding its behavior, its relationship with prognosis, as well as its transmissibility and multidrug resistance features. This study evaluated the frequency of chronic infection by Burkholderia, using microbiological and clinical data. Ninety-eight patients with CF attended from July 2011 to April 2014 in a Brazilian reference hospital were included. Antimicrobial activity, molecular epidemiology, Shwachman score, body mass index, exacerbations, and lung function were analyzed...
November 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817787/evaluation-of-the-electron-transfer-flavoprotein-as-an-antibacterial-target-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia
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Maria S Stietz, Christina Lopez, Osasumwen Osifo, Marcelo E Tolmasky, Silvia T Cardona
There are hundreds of essential genes in multidrug-resistant bacterial genomes, but only a few of their products are exploited as antibacterial targets. An example is the electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF), which is required for growth and viability in Burkholderia cenocepacia. Here, we evaluated ETF as an antibiotic target for Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Depletion of the bacterial ETF during infection of Caenorhabditis elegans significantly extended survival of the nematodes, proving that ETF is essential for survival of B...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733286/regulator-ldhr-and-d-lactate-dehydrogenase-ldha-of-burkholderia-multivorans-play-roles-in-carbon-overflow-and-in-planktonic-cellular-aggregate-formation
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Inês N Silva, Marcelo J Ramires, Lisa A Azevedo, Ana R Guerreiro, Andreia C Tavares, Jörg D Becker, Leonilde M Moreira
LysR-type transcriptional regulators (LTTRs) are the most commonly found regulators in Burkholderia cepacia complex, comprising opportunistic pathogens causing chronic respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Despite LTTRs being global regulators of pathogenicity in several types of bacteria, few have been characterized in Burkholderia Here, we show that gene ldhR of B. multivorans encoding an LTTR is cotranscribed with ldhA encoding a d-lactate dehydrogenase and evaluate their implication in virulence traits such as exopolysaccharide (EPS) synthesis and biofilm formation...
October 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705667/clinical-characteristics-of-bacteraemia-caused-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-species-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-the-isolates-in-a-medical-centre-in-taiwan
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Ying-Chun Chien, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Jung-Yien Chien, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chong-Jen Yu, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteraemia due to Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species among 54 patients without cystic fibrosis from January 2013 to February 2015. BCC isolates were identified to the species level by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system and by sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA and recA genes. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates were determined by the agar dilution method. Sequencing of the recA gene in the 54 blood isolates revealed 37 (68...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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