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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323229/draft-genome-of-a-hypervirulent-klebsiella-quasipneumoniae-subsp-similipneumoniae-with-novel-sequence-type-st2320-isolated-from-a-chronic-liver-disease-patient
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Chaitra Shankar, Laura E B Nabarro, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Ayyan Raj, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, George Priya Doss, Balaji Veeraraghavan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320949/discovery-of-scmr-as-a-global-regulator-of-secondary-metabolism-and-virulence-in-burkholderia-thailandensis-e264
#2
Dainan Mao, Leah B Bushin, Kyuho Moon, Yihan Wu, Mohammad R Seyedsayamdost
Bacteria produce a diverse array of secondary metabolites that have been invaluable in the clinic and in research. These metabolites are synthesized by dedicated biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs), which assemble architecturally complex molecules from simple building blocks. The majority of BGCs in a given bacterium are not expressed under normal laboratory growth conditions, and our understanding of how they are silenced is in its infancy. Here, we have addressed this question in the Gram-negative model bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis E264 using genetic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, and chemical approaches...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306733/hypervirulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strain-triggers-necrotic-lung-pathology-associated-with-enhanced-recruitment-of-neutrophils-in-resistant-c57bl-6-mice
#3
Fabrício M Almeida, Thatiana L B Ventura, Eduardo P Amaral, Simone C M Ribeiro, Sanderson D Calixto, Marcelle R Manhães, Andreza L Rezende, Giliane S Souzal, Igor S de Carvalho, Elisangela C Silva, Juliana Azevedo da Silva, Eulógio C Q Carvalho, Afranio L Kritski, Elena B Lasunskaia
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that in most cases induces irreversible necrosis of lung tissue as a result of excessive inflammatory reactions. The murine model of TB in resistant C57BL/6 mice infected with reference Mtb strains is widely used in TB studies; however, these mice do not show a necrotic pathology, which restricts their use in studies of irreversible tissue damage. Recently, we demonstrated that necrotic lung lesions could be induced in the C57BL/6 mice by highly virulent Mtb strains belonging to the modern Beijing sublineage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302770/genome-sequence-of-hypervirulent-aeromonas-hydrophila-strain-hzauah
#4
Lin Teng, Limei Deng, Xingxing Dong, Shun Wei, Jinquan Li, Ningqiu Li, Yang Zhou
Aeromonas hydrophila, a zoonotic bacterium found in an expansive range of aquatic ecosystems, has been reported to cause severe diseases in fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, including humans. Herein, we report the draft genome of the hypervirulent A. hydrophila strain HZAUAH isolated from a crucian in China.
March 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302076/uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-pathogenicity-islands-and-other-expec-virulence-genes-may-contribute-to-the-genome-variability-of-enteroinvasive-e-coli
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Laís Cristina da Silva, Ana Carolina de Mello Santos, Rosa Maria Silva
BACKGROUND: Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC) may be the causative agent of part of those million cases of diarrhea illness reported worldwide every year and attributable to Shigella. That is because both enteropathogens have many common characteristics that difficult their identification either by traditional microbiological methods or by molecular tools used in the clinical laboratory settings. While Shigella has been extensively studied, EIEC remains barely characterized at the molecular level...
March 16, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285868/more-than-meets-the-eye-klebsiella-pneumoniae-invasive-liver-abscess-syndrome-presenting-with-endophthalmitis
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Jan Van Keer, Karel Van Keer, Joachim Van Calster, Inge Derdelinckx
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis is a feared complication of pyogenic liver abscesses caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. First described in East Asia in the 1980s, this invasive syndrome is only recently emerging in Europe and America. CASE REPORT: We describe an 84-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with fever, orbital cellulitis, and bilateral visual loss. Although the patient had no overt abdominal symptoms, computed tomography scan revealed a pyogenic liver abscess...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282434/resistance-of-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-to-both-intracellular-and-extracellular-killing-of-neutrophils
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Lifeng Wang, Dingxia Shen, Hua Wu, Yanning Ma
Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (HvKP) is hypermucoviscous organism, carrying genes of rmpA and aerobactin, causing serious community-acquired infection and metastatically spread in young healthy hosts. Neutrophils play an important role during innate immune response against bacterial infection by phagocytosis and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Whether neutrophils can effectively defend against HvKP remains unclear. In this study, we observed that the HvKP was significantly more resistant to neutrophil-mediated phagocytosis and intracellular killing than classic Klebsiella pneumoniae (cKP) isolates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258232/insights-into-drug-resistance-mechanisms-in-clostridium-difficile
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Phurt Harnvoravongchai, Methinee Pipatthana, Surang Chankhamhaengdecha, Tavan Janvilisri
The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection has been elevated and becoming common in hospitals worldwide. Although antibiotics usually serve as the primary treatment for bacterial infection including C. difficile infection, limitations and failures have been evident due to drug resistance. Antibiotic resistance in C. difficile has been recognized as one of the most important factors to promote the infection and increase the level of severity and the recurrence rate. Several outbreaks in many countries have been linked to the emergence of hypervirulent drug-resistant strains...
February 28, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223459/evolution-and-epidemiology-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-the-united-kingdom-and-ireland
#9
Danesh Moradigaravand, Veronique Martin, Sharon J Peacock, Julian Parkhill
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a human commensal and opportunistic pathogen that has become a leading causative agent of hospital-based infections over the past few decades. The emergence and global expansion of hypervirulent and multidrug-resistant (MDR) clones of K. pneumoniae have been increasingly reported in community-acquired and nosocomial infections. Despite this, the population genomics and epidemiology of MDR K. pneumoniae at the national level are still poorly understood. To obtain insights into these, we analyzed a systematic large-scale collection of invasive MDR K...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221931/thermal-resistance-of-clostridium-difficile-spores-in-peptone-water-and-pork-meat
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Mauricio Redondo-Solano, Dennis E Burson, Harshavardhan Thippareddi
The thermal resistance of four strains of Clostridium difficile spores (three hypervirulent and one nonhypervirulent) in peptone water (PW) and pork meat was evaluated individually at 70, 75, 80, 85, and 90°C using two recovery methods (taurocholate and lysozyme). PW or meat was inoculated with C. difficile spores and mixed to obtain ca. 5.0 log CFU/ml or 4.0 log CFU/g, respectively. The D-values of C. difficile spores in PW ranged from 7.07 to 22.14 h, 1.42 to 3.82 h, 0.35 to 0.59 h, 4.93 to 5.95 min, and 1...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193909/rv2299c-a-novel-dendritic-cell-activating-antigen-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-fused-esat-6-subunit-vaccine-confers-improved-and-durable-protection-against-the-hypervirulent-strain-hn878-in-mice
#11
Han-Gyu Choi, Seunga Choi, Yong Woo Back, Seungwha Paik, Hye-Soo Park, Woo Sik Kim, Hongmin Kim, Seung Bin Cha, Chul Hee Choi, Sung Jae Shin, Hwa-Jung Kim
Understanding functional interactions between DCs and antigens is necessary for achieving an optimal and desired immune response during vaccine development. Here, we identified and characterized protein Rv2299c (heat-shock protein 90 family), which effectively induced DC maturation. The Rv2299c-maturated DCs showed increased expression of surface molecules and production of proinflammatory cytokines. Rv2299c induced these effects by binding to TLR4 and stimulating the downstream MyD88-, MAPK- and NF-κB-dependent signaling pathways...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181409/metabolic-diversity-of-the-emerging-pathogenic-lineages-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#12
Camille Blin, Virginie Passet, Marie Touchon, Eduardo P C Rocha, Sylvain Brisse
Multidrug resistant and hypervirulent clones of Klebsiella pneumoniae are emerging pathogens. To understand the association between genotypic and phenotypic diversity in this process, we combined genomic, phylogenomic, and phenotypic analysis of a diverse set of K. pneumoniae and closely related species. These species were able to use an unusually large panel of metabolic substrates for growth, many of which were shared between all strains. We analysed the substrates used by only a fraction of the strains, identified some of their genetic basis, and found that many could not be explained by the phylogeny of the strains...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179514/historical-amphibian-declines-and-extinctions-in-brazil-linked-to-chytridiomycosis
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Tamilie Carvalho, C Guilherme Becker, Luís Felipe Toledo
The recent increase in emerging fungal diseases is causing unprecedented threats to biodiversity. The origin of spread of the frog-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a matter of continued debate. To date, the historical amphibian declines in Brazil could not be attributed to chytridiomycosis; the high diversity of hosts coupled with the presence of several Bd lineages predating the reported declines raised the hypothesis that a hypervirulent Bd genotype spread from Brazil to other continents causing the recent global amphibian crisis...
February 8, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154286/bacterial-meningitis-caused-by-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-capsular-genotype-k54-with-development-of-granuloma-like-nodal-enhancement-in-the-brain-during-the-subacute-phase
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Yudai Iwasaki, Ryota Inokuchi, Sohei Harada, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Kazuaki Shinohara
A 72-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department due to coma. The cerebrospinal fluid cell count was 40,080 cells/μL, and Klebsiella pneumoniae was detected on culture. Stretching the bacterial colonies on an agar plate showed the formation of a viscous string with a length exceeding 5 mm, indicating hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hv-KP). A genome analysis suggested hv-KP capsular genotype K54 with sequence type 29. Although no brain abscess was detected on contrast-enhanced computed tomography on Day 4 or on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on Day 7, contrast-enhanced MRI on Day 23 showed granuloma-like nodal enhancement on the surface of the left insula...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149676/genomic-insight-into-pathogenicity-of-dematiaceous-fungus-corynespora-cassiicola
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Hong Keat Looi, Yue Fen Toh, Su Mei Yew, Shiang Ling Na, Yung-Chie Tan, Pei-Sin Chong, Jia-Shiun Khoo, Wai-Yan Yee, Kee Peng Ng, Chee Sian Kuan
Corynespora cassiicola is a common plant pathogen that causes leaf spot disease in a broad range of crop, and it heavily affect rubber trees in Malaysia (Hsueh, 2011; Nghia et al., 2008). The isolation of UM 591 from a patient's contact lens indicates the pathogenic potential of this dematiaceous fungus in human. However, the underlying factors that contribute to the opportunistic cross-infection have not been fully studied. We employed genome sequencing and gene homology annotations in attempt to identify these factors in UM 591 using data obtained from publicly available bioinformatics databases...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132768/bacteremia-and-other-body-site-infection-caused-by-hypervirulent-and-classic-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Hua Wu, Dongdong Li, Haijian Zhou, Yunfang Sun, Ling Guo, Dingxia Shen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate bacteremia and other body site infection caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKP), a recently recognized pathogen of invasive infection, and classic Klebsiella pneumoniae (cKP), a very common organism associated with many kinds of nosocomial infection. METHODS: Clinical information obtained from patients with both bacteremia and other body site infections caused by hvKP and/or cKP was retrospectively reviewed. Homo-hvKP (or homo-cKP) was defined as homologous hvKP (or cKP) strains from different body sites in each individual patient according to string test, virulence gene amplification and PFGE pattern...
March 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125650/development-of-a-novel-vaccine-containing-binary-toxin-for-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-disease-with-enhanced-efficacy-against-nap1-strains
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Susan Secore, Su Wang, Julie Doughtry, Jinfu Xie, Matt Miezeiewski, Richard R Rustandi, Melanie Horton, Rachel Xoconostle, Bei Wang, Catherine Lancaster, Adam Kristopeit, Sheng-Ching Wang, Sianny Christanti, Salvatore Vitelli, Marie-Pierre Gentile, Aaron Goerke, Julie Skinner, Erica Strable, David S Thiriot, Jean-Luc Bodmer, Jon H Heinrichs
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are a leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea in the developed world. The main virulence factors of the bacterium are the large clostridial toxins (LCTs), TcdA and TcdB, which are largely responsible for the symptoms of the disease. Recent outbreaks of CDI have been associated with the emergence of hypervirulent strains, such as NAP1/BI/027, many strains of which also produce a third toxin, binary toxin (CDTa and CDTb). These hypervirulent strains have been associated with increased morbidity and higher mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124734/importance-of-whole-genome-sequencing-for-the-assessment-of-outbreaks-in-diagnostic-laboratories-analysis-of-a-case-series-of-invasive-streptococcus-pyogenes-infections
#18
F Tagini, B Aubert, N Troillet, T Pillonel, G Praz, P A Crisinel, G Prod'hom, S Asner, G Greub
Outbreaks of Streptococcus pyogenes hypervirulent clones are constant public health threats. In western Switzerland, an increase of severe cases of S. pyogenes invasive infections was observed between December 2015 and March 2016. Our aim was (i) to investigate these cases by the use of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and (ii) to determine the specific virulome and resistome of each isolate in order to undertake adequate public health measures. Eleven Streptococcus pyogenes strains isolated from 11 patients with severe invasive infections between December 13, 2015 and March 12, 2016 were included in our study...
January 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119473/autoinducer-2-signaling-via-the-phosphotransferase-frua-drives-galactose-utilization-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-resulting-in-hypervirulence
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Claudia Trappetti, Lauren J McAllister, Austen Chen, Hui Wang, Adrienne W Paton, Marco R Oggioni, Christopher A McDevitt, James C Paton
Communication between bacterial cells is crucial for the coordination of diverse cellular processes that facilitate environmental adaptation and, in the case of pathogenic species, virulence. This is achieved by the secretion and detection of small signaling molecules called autoinducers, a process termed quorum sensing. To date, the only signaling molecule recognized by both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria is autoinducer 2 (AI-2), synthesized by the metabolic enzyme LuxS (S-ribosylhomocysteine lyase) as a by-product of the activated methyl cycle...
January 24, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114361/studies-on-the-virome-of-the-entomopathogenic-fungus-beauveria-bassiana-reveal-novel-dsrna-elements-and-mild-hypervirulence
#20
Ioly Kotta-Loizou, Robert H A Coutts
The entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana has a wide host range and is used as a biocontrol agent against arthropod pests. Mycoviruses have been described in phytopathogenic fungi while in entomopathogenic fungi their presence has been reported only rarely. Here we show that 21.3% of a collection of B. bassiana isolates sourced from worldwide locations, harbor dsRNA elements. Molecular characterization of these elements revealed the prevalence of mycoviruses belonging to the Partitiviridae and Totiviridae families, the smallest reported virus to date, belonging to the family Narnaviridae, and viruses unassigned to a family or genus...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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