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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803214/self-defensive-antibiotic-loaded-layer-by-layer-coatings-imaging-of-localized-bacterial-acidification-and-ph-triggering-of-antibiotic-release
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Victoria Albright, Iryna Zhuk, Yuhao Wang, Victor Selin, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Henk J Busscher, Henny C van der Mei, Svetlana Sukhishvili
Self-defensive antibiotic-loaded coatings have shown promise in inhibiting growth of pathogenic bacteria adhering to biomaterial implants and devices, but direct proof that their antibacterial release is triggered by bacterially-induced acidification of the immediate environment under buffered conditions remained elusive. Here, we demonstrate that Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli adhering to such coatings generate highly localized acidification, even in buffered conditions, to activate pH-triggered, self-defensive antibiotic release...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800088/upregulation-and-identification-of-antibiotic-activity-of-a-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp-via-co-cultures-with-human-pathogens
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Anne A Sung, Samantha M Gromek, Marcy J Balunas
Marine natural product drug discovery has begun to play an important role in the treatment of disease, with several recently approved drugs. In addition, numerous microbial natural products have been discovered from members of the order Actinomycetales, particularly in the genus Streptomyces, due to their metabolic diversity for production of biologically active secondary metabolites. However, many secondary metabolites cannot be produced under laboratory conditions because growth conditions in flask culture differ from conditions in the natural environment...
August 11, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797757/micro-textured-films-for-reducing-microbial-colonization-in-a-clinical-setting
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Alon R Mendez, Thean Yen Tan, Hong Yee Low, Katja Holtta Otto, Helena Tan, Xiaojuan Khoo
Transmission of microbes in the hospital environment occurs frequently through human interactions with high touch surfaces such as patient beds and over-bed tables. Although stringent cleaning routines are implemented as a preventive measure to minimize transmission of microbes, it is desirable to have high touch surfaces made of anti-microbial materials. Physical texturing of solid surfaces offers a non-bactericidal approach to control the colonization of such surfaces by microbes. This study investigated the efficacy of micro-textured polycarbonate (PC) films in reducing bacterial load on over-bed tables in a hospital ward...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765222/role-of-fatty-acid-kinase-in-cellular-lipid-homeostasis-and-saers-dependent-virulence-factor-expression-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Megan E Ericson, Chitra Subramanian, Matthew W Frank, Charles O Rock
The SaeRS two-component system is a master activator of virulence factor transcription in Staphylococcus aureus, but the cellular factors that control its activity are unknown. Fatty acid (FA) kinase is a two-component enzyme system required for extracellular FA uptake and SaeRS activity. Here, we demonstrate the existence of an intracellular nonesterified FA pool in S. aureus that is elevated in strains lacking FA kinase activity. SaeRS-mediated transcription is restored in FA kinase-negative strains when the intracellular FA pool is reduced either by growth with FA-depleted bovine serum albumin to extract the FA into the medium or by the heterologous expression of Neisseria gonorrhoeae acyl-acyl carrier protein synthetase to activate FA for phospholipid synthesis...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764786/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-power-and-biocompatibility-of-zinc-oxide-nanorods-decorated-graphene-nanoplatelets-new-perspectives-for-antibiodeteriorative-approaches
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Elena Zanni, Erika Bruni, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Giovanni De Bellis, Maria Grazia Santangelo, Maurizio Leone, Agnese Bregnocchi, Patrizia Mancini, Maria Sabrina Sarto, Daniela Uccelletti
BACKGROUND: Nanotechnologies are currently revolutionizing the world around us, improving the quality of our lives thanks to a multitude of applications in several areas including the environmental preservation, with the biodeterioration phenomenon representing one of the major concerns. RESULTS: In this study, an innovative nanomaterial consisting of graphene nanoplatelets decorated by zinc oxide nanorods (ZNGs) was tested for the ability to inhibit two different pathogens belonging to bacterial genera frequently associated with nosocomial infections as well as biodeterioration phenomenon: the Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and the Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749335/evaluation-of-a-widely-used-culture-based-method-for-detection-of-livestock-associated-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-denmark-and-norway-2014-to-2016
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Jesper Larsen, Marianne Sunde, Md Zohorul Islam, Anne Margrete Urdahl, Aina Steihaug Barstad, Anders Rhod Larsen, Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, Øystein Angen
We evaluated a widely used culture-based method for detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in samples collected from pigs and the environment inside pig stables in Denmark and Norway. Selective enrichment in tryptic soy broth containing cefoxitin and aztreonam led to a high ratio of false-negative results (26%; 57/221). On this basis, we recommend reconsidering the use of selective enrichment for detection of LA-MRSA in animal and environmental samples.
July 13, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745284/green-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-using-citrus-maxima-peel-extract-and-their-catalytic-antibacterial-activities
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Chun-Gang Yuan, Can Huo, Bing Gui, Wei-Ping Cao
The peel of Citrus maxima (C. maxima) is the primary byproducts during the process of fruit or juice in food industries, and it was always considered as biomass waste for further treatments. In this study, the authors reported a simple and eco-friendly method to synthesise gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using C. maxima peel extract as reducing and capping agents. The synthesised AuNPs were characterised by UV-visible spectrum, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
August 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745010/the-detrimental-impact-of-extracellular-bacterial-proteases-on-wound-healing
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Sharon Lindsay, Angela Oates, Katie Bourdillon
In addition to clinical signs of infection (e.g. inflammation, purulence and pain), a microbial count of ≥10(5) colony-forming units/g has historically been used to define wound infection. However, it is increasingly recognised that, rather than a high bioburden level alone being detrimental to wound healing, it is the virulence of the invading microorganism and the host's immune status that can affect clinical outcomes. Bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, have developed a range of virulence factors to help them overcome host defences and proliferate within the underlying soft tissue...
July 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742812/broad-range-lytic-bacteriophages-that-kill-staphylococcus-aureus-local-field-strains
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Virginia Abatángelo, Natalia Peressutti Bacci, Carina A Boncompain, Ariel A Amadio, Soledad Carrasco, Cristian A Suárez, Héctor R Morbidoni
Staphylococcus aureus is a very successful opportunistic pathogen capable of causing a variety of diseases ranging from mild skin infections to life-threatening sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. Its ability to display numerous virulence mechanisms matches its skill to display resistance to several antibiotics, including β-lactams, underscoring the fact that new anti-S. aureus drugs are urgently required. In this scenario, the utilization of lytic bacteriophages that kill bacteria in a genus -or even species- specific way, has become an attractive field of study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742382/occurrence-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-listeria-species-and-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cattle-slaughterhouses-of-kerala-south-india
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Tanuja K G M Gowda, Latha C, Sunil B, Inge Van Damme
A total of 765 samples were collected from beef carcasses, knives, cutting table surfaces, beef, hands, air, and water from four cattle slaughterhouses of Kerala, South India, to determine the occurrence and antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria species and Staphylococcus aureus. Listeria spp. were isolated from beef carcasses (2.0%), knives (3.7%), cutting table surfaces (1.9%), beef (0.7%), and water (1.3%). The identified species were Listeria monocytogenes (0.1%), Listeria innocua (0.9%), and Listeria ivanovii (0...
July 25, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740749/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-diabetic-skin-and-wound-microbiome
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Melissa Gardiner, Mauro Vicaretti, Jill Sparks, Sunaina Bansal, Stephen Bush, Michael Liu, Aaron Darling, Elizabeth Harry, Catherine M Burke
BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes is a chronic health condition which is associated with skin conditions including chronic foot ulcers and an increased incidence of skin infections. The skin microbiome is thought to play important roles in skin defence and immune functioning. Diabetes affects the skin environment, and this may perturb skin microbiome with possible implications for skin infections and wound healing. This study examines the skin and wound microbiome in type II diabetes. METHODS: Eight type II diabetic subjects with chronic foot ulcers were followed over a time course of 10 weeks, sampling from both foot skin (swabs) and wounds (swabs and debrided tissue) every two weeks...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736041/construction-of-multilayer-alginate-hydrogel-beads-for-oral-delivery-of-probiotics-cells
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Yang Li, Chao Feng, Jing Li, Yuzhi Mu, Ya Liu, Ming Kong, Xiaojie Cheng, Xiguang Chen
Multilayer alginate hydrogel beads (MAHBs), which were prepared by emulsion method, had been fabricated via the ionic crosslinking between calcium ion (Ca(2+)) and carboxylic group of alginate and utilized as encapsulating material for oral delivery of a model probiotic bacteria Bifidobacterium breve. Optical and fluorescence microscopy obviously showed the microorganism cells were encapsulated in the core beads. The viability of B. breve cells encapsulated in MAHBs was significantly enhanced compared with ordinary free cultured ones, the top CFU per mL were (3...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734362/discrimination-of-bacteria-by-rapid-sensing-their-metabolic-volatiles-using-an-aspiration-type-ion-mobility-spectrometer-a-ims-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-gc-ms
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Ileana Andreea Ratiu, Victor Bocos-Bintintan, Adrian Patrut, Victor Hugo Moll, Matthew Turner, C L Paul Thomas
The objective of our study was to investigate whether one may quickly and reliably discriminate different microorganism strains by direct monitoring of the headspace atmosphere above their cultures. Headspace samples above a series of in vitro bacterial cultures were directly interrogated using an aspiration type ion mobility spectrometer (a-IMS), which produced distinct profiles ("fingerprints") of ion currents generated simultaneously by the detectors present inside the ion mobility cell. Data processing and analysis using principal component analysis showed net differences in the responses produced by volatiles emitted by various bacterial strains...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732782/antimicrobial-activity-of-disinfectants-commonly-used-in-the-food-industry-in-mexico
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Maricarmen Iñiguez-Moreno, María Guadalupe Avila-Novoa, Elizabeth Iñiguez-Moreno, Pedro Javier Guerrero-Medina, Melesio Gutiérrez-Lomelí
OBJECTIVES: Disinfectants are widely used in food processing environments for microorganism control; their activity can vary according the microorganism and their used in the appropriated concentrations is vital. Hence, the aim of this study was determined the effectiveness and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 15 disinfectants commonly used in the food industry in Mexico. METHODS: The antimicrobial activity and the MIC were determined according to AOAC and CLSI, respectively, with approved strains...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726558/epidemiology-and-clinical-relevance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-intestinal-carriage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Julie Gagnaire, Paul O Verhoeven, Florence Grattard, Josselin Rigaill, Frédéric Lucht, Bruno Pozzetto, Philippe Berthelot, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
Recent data highlight the importance of screening more than one site for improving the detection of S. aureus colonization. Intestinal carriage is frequently under-investigated and its clinical impact ought to be defined a better way. Areas covered: This review and meta-analysis provide an updated overview of prevalence, characteristics and clinical significance of S. aureus intestinal carriage in different populations, both for methicillin-susceptible and -resistant S. aureus strains. Expert commentary: Intestinal S...
August 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724560/accurate-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-mixtures-utilizing-single-bacterial-duplex-droplet-digital-pcr
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Jun Luo, Junhua Li, Hang Yang, Junping Yu, Hongping Wei
Accurate and rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is needed to screen MRSA carriers and improve treatment. The current widely used duplex PCR methods are not able to differentiate MRSA from the co-existence of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and other methicillin-resistant Staphylococci In this study, we aimed to develop a direct method for accurate and rapid detection of MRSA in clinical samples from open environments, such as nasal swab. The new molecular assay is based on detecting the co-occurrence of nuc and mecA markers in a single bacterial cell by utilizing droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) with a chimeric lysin ClyH for cell lysis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710350/environmental-surveillance-identifies-multiple-introductions-of-mrsa-cc398-in-an-equine-veterinary-hospital-in-the-uk-2011-2016
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Alessio Bortolami, Nicola J Williams, Catherine M McGowan, Padraig G Kelly, Debra C Archer, Michela Corrò, Gina Pinchbeck, Christine J Saunders, Dorina Timofte
Bacterial environmental and surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance was implemented from 2011-2016 in a UK Equine Referral Veterinary Hospital and identified 81 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates. A cluster of MRSA SSIs occurred in early 2016 with the isolates confirmed as ST398 by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), which prompted retrospective analysis of all MRSA isolates obtained from the environment (n = 62), SSIs (n = 13) and hand plates (n = 6) in the past five years...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706213/transmission-of-highly-virulent-community-associated-mrsa-st93-and-livestock-associated-mrsa-st398-between-humans-and-pigs-in-australia
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S Sahibzada, S Abraham, G W Coombs, S Pang, M Hernández-Jover, D Jordan, J Heller
Pigs have been recognised as a reservoir of livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in Europe, Asia and North America. However, little is known about the presence and distribution of MRSA in the Australian pig population and pig industry. This study describes the presence, distribution and molecular characteristics of the human adapted Australian CA-MRSA ST93 isolated from pigs, people, and the environment within a piggery. Isolates were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing, DNA microarray, whole genome sequencing, multi locus sequence typing, virulence and resistance gene characterization and phylogenetic analysis...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691287/effects-of-iodine-methionine-on-boar-sperm-quality-during-liquid-storage-at-17%C3%A2-c
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Q Fang, J Wang, Y Y Hao, H Li, J X Hu, G S Yang, J H Hu
Microbial environment is one of the important factors that affect the quality of preserved semen. Iodine methionine (IM), participating in the production and activation of metabolic enzymes, is a new type of amino acid chelate. To date, there has been no report to evaluate the effects of IM on boar semen preservation at 17°C. This study was designed to investigate the effects of IM on boar sperm quality and reproductive performance during liquid storage at 17°C and its antibacterial effect. Semen samples collected from six Yorkshire boars were diluted with basic liquid containing different concentrations of IM (0, 20, 40, 80, 160 and 320 μM)...
July 9, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691012/staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-differs-among-pig-lineages-and-is-associated-with-the-presence-of-other-staphylococcal-species
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Koen M Verstappen, Eveline Willems, Ad C Fluit, Birgitta Duim, Marc Martens, Jaap A Wagenaar
Staphylococcus aureus is a common colonizer in pigs, with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in particular being a potential health risk to humans. To reduce the exposure to humans, the colonization in pigs should be reduced. The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare the susceptibility of pig lineages for S. aureus colonization, and if the absence of S. aureus could be associated with the presence or absence of other staphylococcal species. Nasal samples (n = 129) were obtained from seven different pig lineages in the Netherlands, France, and Germany...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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