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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223374/enterobacter-cloacae-complex-isolates-harboring-blanmc-a-or-blaimi-type-class-a-carbapenemase-genes-on-novel-chromosomal-integrative-elements-and-plasmids
#1
David A Boyd, Laura F Mataseje, Ross Davidson, Johannes A Delport, Jeff Fuller, Linda Hoang, Brigitte Lefebvre, Paul Levett, Diane L Roscoe, Barbara M Willey, Michael R Mulvey
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter cloacae complex isolates submitted to a reference laboratory from 2010 to 2015 were screened by PCR for seven common carbapenemase gene groups, namely, KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, IMP, GES, and NMC-A/IMI. Nineteen of the submitted isolates (1.7%) were found to harbor Ambler class A blaNMC-A or blaIMI-type carbapenemases. All 19 isolates were resistant to at least one carbapenem but susceptible to aminoglycosides, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tigecycline, and ciprofloxacin. Most isolates (17/19) gave positive results with the Carba-NP test for phenotypic carbapenemase detection...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223018/cerebral-ischemia-induced-elevation-of-hepatic-inflammatory-factors-accompanied-by-glucose-intolerance-suppresses-hypothalamic-orexin-a-mediated-vagus-nerve-activation
#2
Shinichi Harada, Yudai Nozaki, Wataru Matsuura, Yui Yamazaki, Shogo Tokuyama
Activation of vagus nerve exerts orexin-A (OXA)-mediated suppression of post-ischemic glucose intolerance and cerebral ischemic neuronal damage. Cerebral ischemia induces hepatic inflammatory factors and contributes to the development of hepatic insulin resistance by activating sympathetic nerves. However, it is not enough to understand whether OXA regulates these phenomena through activation of vagus nerve. In this study, we demonstrated that the involvement of OXA-induced activation of vagus nerve in the induction of hepatic inflammatory factors by cerebral ischemia...
February 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222603/synthesis-of-aza-oxa-and-thiaporphyrins-and-related-compounds
#3
Yoshihiro Matano
Chemical modification at the periphery with nitrogen or chalcogens is a highly promising strategy to diversify the optical, electrochemical, magnetic, and coordination properties of the porphyrin family. Indeed, various kinds of phthalocyanines and related benzo-annelated azaporphyrinoids have been synthesized, and their fundamental properties have been extensively investigated. However, the synthesis of heteroatom-containing porphyrins in which the peripheral methine groups are partially replaced with nitrogen or chalcogens remains a considerable challenge...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217330/crystal-structure-of-tris-4-7-13-16-21-24-hexa-oxa-1-10-di-aza-bicyclo-8-8-8-hexa-cosane-%C3%AE%C2%BA-8-n2-o6-rubidium-rubidium-nona-stannide
#4
Wilhelm Klein, Haiyan He, Thomas F Fässler
The crystal structure of the title compound, [Rb(C18H36N2O6)]3RbSn9, consists of deltahedral [Sn9](4-) cluster anions, Rb(+) cations and cryptand mol-ecules, which partially sequester the cations. Those cations, which are not coordinated by cryptand mol-ecules, are neighboured directly to the [Sn9](4-) clusters and inter-connect them to form ∞(1)[RbSn9](3-) chains. These chains extend parallel to [001] and are arranged in a pseudo-hexa-gonal rod packing, separated by the Rb-cryptand complex cations.
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217324/crystal-structure-of-22-24-25-trimethyl-8-11-14-trioxa-25-aza-tetra-cyclo-19-3-1-0-2-7-0-15-20-penta-cosa-2-4-6-15-20-16-18-hexaen-23-one
#5
Van Tuyen Nguyen, Hong Hieu Truong, Tuan Anh Le, Anatoly T Soldatenkov, Tuyet Anh Dang Thi, Thi Thanh Van Tran, Natalia Ya Esina, Victor N Khrustalev
The title compound, C24H29NO4, is the product of a Petrenko-Kritchenko condensation of 1,5-bis-(2-formyl-phen-oxy)-3-oxa-pentane, pentan-3-one and methyl-ammonium acetate in ethanol. The mol-ecule has mirror symmetry. The aza-14-crown-3 ether ring adopts a bowl conformation stabilized by a weak intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bond. The conformation of the C-O-C-C-O-C-C-O-C polyether chain is t-g(+)-t-t-g(-)-t (t = trans, 180°; g = gauche, ±60°). The dihedral angle between the benzene rings fused to the aza-14-crown-4-ether moiety is 72...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216021/prevalence-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-characterization-of-antibiotic-resistant-genes-among-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-and-yeast-in-intestinal-flora-of-cancer-patients-in-north-lebanon
#6
Rima Christophy, Marwan Osman, Hassan Mallat, Marcel Achkar, Azzam Ziedeh, Walid Moukaddem, Fouad Dabboussi, Monzer Hamze
The emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant bacteria are a significant clinical and public health concern. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of intestinal carriage of carbapenem-resistant bacteria and yeasts in cancer patients under chemotherapy. 41 stool samples collected from cancer patients in Nini hospital in Tripoli, North Lebanon have been analyzed. After isolating yeasts and carbapenem-resistant bacteria, a biochemical identification and antimicrobial susceptibility profile were determined...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215914/fecal-carriage-of-mdros-in-a-population-of-lebanese-elderly-dynamics-and-impact-on-bacterial-fitness
#7
Caren Challita, Elias Dahdouh, Michel Attieh, Iman Dandachi, Elio Ragheb, Roy Taoutel, Carl Tanba, Ziad Daoud
Muti-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are problematic all over the world, especially in Lebanon. High fecal carriage rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae were reported from Lebanese nursing homes. Some studies show that MDROs have a fitness cost as compared to sensitive isolates. In this study, the competitive growth of MDR Escherichia coli obtained from fecal samples from elderly is assessed. Fecal swabs from ten elderly patients from a Lebanese nursing home were obtained between June and December, 2015. Isolates were identified by API 20E and antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213514/peripheral-membrane-interactions-boost-the-engagement-by-an-anti-hiv-1-broadly-neutralizing-antibody
#8
Edurne Rujas, José M M Caaveiro, Sara Insausti, Miguel García-Porras, Kouhei Tsumoto, José L Nieva
The 4E10 antibody displays an extreme breadth of HIV-1 neutralization and therefore constitutes a suitable model system for structure- guided vaccine design and immunotherapeutics against AIDS. In this regard, the relevance of auto- reactivity with membrane lipids for the biological function of this antibody is still a subject of controversy. To address this dispute, herein we have compared the membrane-partitioning ability of the 4E10 antibody and several of its variants, which were mutated at the region of the paratope surface in contact with the membrane-interface...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211203/first-stereoselective-total-synthesis-of-a-dimeric-naphthoquinonopyrano-%C3%AE-lactone-%C3%AE-actinorhodin
#9
Markus Neumeyer, Reinhard Brückner
We have accomplished the first total synthesis of an isomerically pure naphthoquinonopyrano-γ-lactone dimer, γ-actinorhodin, in eleven steps. Two steps exploit pairs of peri-MeO groups as unusual selectivity controls. The respective MeO groups convey the steric bulk of a bromo or iodo substituent located ortho to one MeO group as steric hindrance into the vicinity of the second MeO group. This relay effect was indispensable for exerting regiocontrol in an aromatic bromination and diastereocontrol in an oxa-Pictet-Spengler cyclization...
February 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210248/coexistence-of-blaoxa-48-and-truncated-blandm-1-on-different-plasmids-in-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolate-in-china
#10
Lianyan Xie, Yi Dou, Kaixin Zhou, Yue Chen, Lizhong Han, Xiaokui Guo, Jingyong Sun
Objectives: To describe the genetic environment, transferability, and antibiotic susceptibility of one clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate harboring both blaOXA-48 and blaNDM-1 on different plasmids from a Chinese hospital. Methods: The isolate was subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing and multilocus sequence typing using Etest and PCR. The plasmids harboring blaOXA-48 and blaNDM-1 were analyzed through conjugation experiments, S1-nuclease pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and hybridization with specific probes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209815/whole-genome-sequence-of-a-colombian-acinetobacter-baumannii-strain-a-coproducer-of-oxa-72-and-oxa-255-like-carbapenemases
#11
Sandra Yamile Saavedra, Diego Prada-Cardozo, Verónica Rincón, Hermes Pérez-Cardona, Andrea Melissa Hidalgo, María Nilse González, María T Reguero, Emilia M Valenzuela de Silva, José R Mantilla, Laurent Falquet, Emiliano Barreto-Hernández, Carolina Duarte
Colombian Acinetobacter baumannii strain ST920 was isolated from the sputum of a 68-year-old male patient. This isolate possessed blaOXA-72 and blaOXA-255-like genes. The assembled genome contained 4,104,098 pb and 38.79% G+C content. This is the first case reported of the coproduction (blaOXA-72 and blaOXA-255-like) of carbapenem-hydrolyzing class D β-lactamases (CHDLs) in Acinetobacter baumannii.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208218/antibiotic-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-in-husbandry-animals-the-african-perspective
#12
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Carla Andrea Alonso, Myriam Zarazaga, Rym Ben Sallem, Ahlem Jouini, Karim Ben Slama, Carmen Torres
In the last years different surveillances have been published in Africa, especially in Northern countries, regarding antimicrobial resistance among husbandry animals. Information is still scarce, but the available data shows a worrying picture. Although the highest resistance rates have been described against tetracycline, penicillins and sulphonamides, prevalence of plasmid mediated quinolone resistance genes and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) are being increasingly reported. Among ESBLs, the CTX-M-1 group was dominant in most African surveys, being CTX-M-15 the main variant both in animals and humans, except in Tunisia where CTX-M-1 was more frequently detected among E...
February 16, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205502/trends-in-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-france-2012-to-2014
#13
Laurent Dortet, Gaëlle Cuzon, Valérie Ponties, Patrice Nordmann
In 2014, a total of 2,976 Enterobacteriaceae isolates with decreased susceptibility to carbapenems were received at the French Associated National Reference Center for Antibiotic Resistance (NRC) and were characterised for their molecular resistance mechanism to carbapenems and compared with results obtained during 2012 and 2013.The overall number of enterobacterial isolates with decreased susceptibility to carbapenems received at the NRC rapidly increased (more than twofold in two years) with a growing proportion of carbapenemase producers (23...
February 9, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199647/oxa-48-like-carbapenemases-in-the-uk-an-analysis-of-isolates-and-cases-from-2007-to-2014
#14
Jacqueline Findlay, Katie L Hopkins, Richard Loy, Michel Doumith, Danièle Meunier, Robert Hill, Rachel Pike, Nazim Mustafa, David M Livermore, Neil Woodford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191865/high-carbapenem-resistance-in-clinical-gram-negative-pathogens-isolated-in-egypt
#15
Hazim O Khalifa, Ahmed M Soliman, Ashraf M Ahmed, Toshi Shimamoto, Toshinori Hara, Mitsuyasu Ikeda, Yuta Kuroo, Shizuo Kayama, Motoyuki Sugai, Tadashi Shimamoto
The emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide. Currently, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying carbapenem resistance and their prevalence among gram-negative bacteria in Egypt. In this study, we analyzed carbapenemase production in gram-negative bacteria isolated from hospitalized patients in Egypt in 2014. All isolates were subjected to phenotypic and genotypic susceptibility testing for carbapenem resistance. Our results indicated a high level of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria in Egypt, with 50...
February 13, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190822/phloridzin-inhibits-high-k-induced-contraction-via-the-inhibition-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-1-in-rat-ileum
#16
Hidenori Kanda, Takeharu Kaneda, Akira Kawaguchi, Noriyasu Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Norimoto Urakawa, Kazumasa Shimizu, Hiroetsu Suzuki
Recent studies have shown that phloridzin, an inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT), strongly decreases high K(+)-induced contraction in phasic muscle, such as tenia coli, but slightly affects tonic muscle, such as trachea . In this study, we examined the inhibitory mechanism of phloridzin on high K(+)-induced muscle contraction in rat ileum, a phasic muscle. Phloridzin inhibited the high K(+)-induced contraction in the ileum and the aorta, and the relaxing effect of phloridzin at 1 mM in the ileum was approximately five-fold more potent than that in the aorta...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182857/fluoride-mediated-desulfonylative-intramolecular-cyclization-to-fused-and-bridged-bicyclic-compounds-a-complex-mechanism
#17
Michelle Bezanson, Anna Tomberg, Nicolas Moitessier
We previously reported the synthesis of polysubstituted chiral oxazepanes in three steps from commercially available starting materials. The unexpected reaction of one of these 1,4-oxazepanes in the presence of TBAF provided a 4-oxa-1-azabicyclo[4.1.0]heptane core. This unusual process significantly increased the complexity of the molecular scaffold by introducing a bicyclic core. Surprisingly, the generated bicyclic structure featuring three stereocenters was a mixture of enantiomers with no other diastereomers observed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181310/localization-of-orexin-b-and-receptor-2-for-orexins-in-testicular-cytotypes-of-the-camelid-alpaca-vicugna-pacos
#18
G Liguori, C Squillacioti, L Assisi, N Mirabella, E Langella, A Costagliola, A Vittoria
The orexins A (OxA) and B (OxB) are two hypothalamic peptides involved in many physiological functions of the mammalian body. They act through the binding of two G-coupled receptors named receptor 1 (OX1 ) and receptor 2 (OX2 ) for orexins. The first receptor is specific for OxA, while the second binds both the substances with equal affinity. The orexins and the relative receptors have been traced by means of different techniques also at the periphery of the body and particularly in the adrenals, and in gastrointestinal and genital organs...
February 8, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178514/projection-target-defined-effects-of-orexin-and-dynorphin-on-vta-dopamine-neurons
#19
Corey Baimel, Benjamin K Lau, Min Qiao, Stephanie L Borgland
Circuit-specific signaling of ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neurons drives different aspects of motivated behavior, but the neuromodulatory control of these circuits is unclear. We tested the actions of co-expressed lateral hypothalamic peptides, orexin A (oxA) and dynorphin (dyn), on projection-target-defined dopamine neurons in mice. We determined that VTA dopamine neurons that project to the nucleus accumbens lateral shell (lAcbSh), medial shell (mAcbSh), and basolateral amygdala (BLA) are largely non-overlapping cell populations with different electrophysiological properties...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167547/bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-a-multicenter-clinical-and-molecular-epidemiologic-analysis-in-the-nation-s-epicenter-for-cre
#20
Michael J Satlin, Liang Chen, Gopi Patel, Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Gregory Weston, Angela C Kim, Susan K Seo, Marnie E Rosenthal, Steven J Sperber, Stephen G Jenkins, Camille L Hamula, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Michael H Levi, Bettina C Fries, Yi-Wei Tang, Stefan Juretschko, Albert D Rojtman, Tao Hong, Barun Mathema, Michael R Jacobs, Thomas J Walsh, Robert A Bonomo, Barry N Kreiswirth
Although the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) area is an epicenter for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), there are few multicenter studies of CRE from this region. We characterized patients with CRE bacteremia in 2013 at eight NY/NJ medical centers and determined the prevalence of carbapenem resistance among Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream isolates and CRE resistance mechanisms, genetic backgrounds, capsular types (cps), and antimicrobial susceptibilities. Of 121 patients with CRE bacteremia, 50% had cancer or transplantation...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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