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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235021/occurrence-of-antimicrobial-agents-drug-resistant-bacteria-and-genes-in-the-sewage-impacted-vistula-river-poland
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Joanna Giebułtowicz, Stefan Tyski, Renata Wolinowska, Wanda Grzybowska, Tomasz Zaręba, Agata Drobniewska, Piotr Wroczyński, Grzegorz Nałęcz-Jawecki
Antimicrobial agents (antimicrobials) are a group of therapeutic and hygienic agents that either kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. Their occurrence in surface water may reveal harmful effects on aquatic biota and challenge microbial populations. Recently, there is a growing concern over the contamination of surface water with both antimicrobial agents and multidrug-resistant bacteria. The aim of the study was the determination of the presence of selected antimicrobials at specific locations of the Vistula River (Poland), as well as in tap water samples originating from the Warsaw region...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128404/milk-from-transgenic-goat-expressing-human-lysozyme-for-recovery-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens
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Igor de Sá Carneiro, José Nilson Rodrigues de Menezes, Julyana Almeida Maia, André Marrocos Miranda, Victor Bruno Soares de Oliveira, James D Murray, Elizabeth A Maga, Marcelo Bertolini, Luciana Relly Bertolini
Lysozyme is an important non-specific immune protein in human milk, modulating the immune response against bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to characterize the milk of a transgenic goat expressing a recombinant human lysozyme (rhLZ) in the milk, also testing the in vitro antibacterial activity of the rhLZ milk against pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract. Milk samples collected from Tg and non-transgenic goats (nTg) from the 3rd to the 11th week of lactation were submitted to physicochemical analyses, rhLZ semi-quantification, and to rhLZ antimicrobial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Shiguella sonnei and Enterococcus faecalis...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110155/streptomyces-swartbergensis-sp-nov-a-novel-tyrosinase-and-antibiotic-producing-actinobacterium
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Marilize le Roes-Hill, Alaric Prins, Paul R Meyers
As part of an antibiotic screening program, an actinobacterium, strain HMC13(T), was isolated from soil collected from the banks of the Gamka River, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The isolate was found to produce branched mycelia that differentiated into spiral spore chains with spiny spores. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed the strain to be closely related to Streptomyces caelestis NRRL 2418(T) (99.72%) and Streptomyces azureus NBRC 12744(T) (99.51%). Chemotaxonomic analyses confirmed the classification of the strain as a member of the genus Streptomyces: LL-DAP in the peptidoglycan, no diagnostic sugars in the whole cell sugar pattern, dominant menaquinones including MK9(H8), MK9(H6), and the polar lipids detected included phosphatidylethanolamine...
November 6, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030312/antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-thai-fermented-pork-in-chiang-rai-province-thailand
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Kamonnaree Chotinantakul, Nittaya Chansiw, Seiji Okada
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of resistant phenotypes and genes of Enterococcus spp. to explore the range of resistant profiles from Thai traditional fermented pork. METHODS: A total of 120 Thai fermented pork specimens in Chiang Rai, Thailand were collected and antimicrobial resistance was identified using 11 antimicrobial agents in enterococcal isolates, via an agar disk diffusion method. The antibiotic resistant genes from resistant phenotypes and virulence genes were observed...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878752/myxobacteria-are-able-to-prey-broadly-upon-clinically-relevant-pathogens-exhibiting-a-prey-range-which-cannot-be-explained-by-phylogeny
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Paul G Livingstone, Russell M Morphew, David E Whitworth
Myxobacteria are natural predators of microorganisms and the subjects of concerted efforts to identify novel antimicrobial compounds. Myxobacterial predatory activity seems to require more than just the possession of specific antimicrobial metabolites. Thus a holistic approach to studying predation promises novel insights into antimicrobial action. Here, we report the isolation of 113 myxobacteria from samples of soil taken from a range of habitats in mid Wales. Predatory activity of each isolate was quantified against a panel of clinically important prey organisms, including Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis, and three species of Staphylococcus...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866136/major-globally-disseminated-clonal-complexes-of-antimicrobial-resistant-enterococci-associated-with-infections-in-cancer-patients-in-brazil
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Barbara A Santos, Jéssica S Oliveira, Nayara T Cardoso, André V Barbosa, Silvana V Superti, Lúcia M Teixeira, Felipe P G Neves
Cancer and hematological malignancies constitute major comorbidities in enterococcal infections, but little is known about the characteristics of enterococci affecting cancer patients. The aim of this study was to characterize 132 enterococcal clinical isolates obtained from cancer patients attending a Cancer Reference Center in Brazil between April 2013 and March 2014. Susceptibility to 17 antimicrobial agents was assessed by disk diffusion method. Resistance and virulence genes were investigated by PCR. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed for selected Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates...
September 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799224/genomic-insights-into-the-pathogenicity-and-environmental-adaptability-of-enterococcus-hirae-r17-isolated-from-pork-offered-for-retail-sale
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Zixin Peng, Menghan Li, Wei Wang, Hongtao Liu, Séamus Fanning, Yujie Hu, Jianzhong Zhang, Fengqin Li
Genetic information about Enterococcus hirae is limited, a feature that has compromised our understanding of these clinically challenging bacteria. In this study, comparative analysis was performed of E. hirae R17, a daptomycin-resistant strain isolated from pork purchased from a retail market in Beijing, China, and three other enterococcal genomes (Enterococcus faecium DO, Enterococcus faecalis V583, and E. hirae ATCC(™) 9790). Some 1,412 genes were identified that represented the core genome together with an additional 139 genes that were specific to E...
August 10, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797211/disulfide-bonds-a-key-modification-in-bacterial-extracytoplasmic-proteins
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S F Lee, L Davey
Disulfide bonds are a common posttranslational modification that contributes to the folding and stability of extracytoplasmic proteins. Almost all organisms, from eukaryotes to prokaryotes, have evolved enzymes to make and break these bonds. Accurate and efficient disulfide bond formation can be vital for protein function; therefore, the enzymes that catalyze disulfide bond formation are involved in multiple biological processes. Recent advances clearly show that oral bacteria also have the ability to from disulfide bonds, and this ability has an effect on a range of dental plaque-related phenotypes...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707018/postoperative-enterococcus-faecalis-endophthalmitis-virulence-factors-leading-to-poor-visual-outcome
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Daisuke Todokoro, Takashi Suzuki, Shinichiro Kobayakawa, Haruyoshi Tomita, Yuichi Ohashi, Hideo Akiyama
Purpose Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis often results in poor visual outcome due to retinal destruction. We evaluated the virulence factors of Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolates and analyzed their relationship with retinal destruction and poor visual outcomes in postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis (PBE) following cataract surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: E. faecalis isolates from nine acute-onset PBE cases were examined using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA, plasmid isolation and pheromone response experiments...
July 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698604/honeybee-apis-mellifera-associated-bacterial-community-affected-by-american-foulbrood-detection-of-paenibacillus-larvae-via-microbiome-analysis
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Tomas Erban, Ondrej Ledvinka, Martin Kamler, Marta Nesvorna, Bronislava Hortova, Jan Tyl, Dalibor Titera, Martin Markovic, Jan Hubert
Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) workers act as passive vectors of Paenibacillus larvae spores, which cause the quarantine disease American foulbrood (AFB). We assessed the relative proportions of P. larvae within the honeybee microbiome using metabarcoding analysis of the 16 S rRNA gene. The microbiome was analyzed in workers outside of the AFB zone (control - AFB0), in workers from asymptomatic colonies in an AFB apiary (AFB1), and in workers from colonies exhibiting clinical AFB symptoms (AFB2). The microbiome was processed for the entire community and for a cut-off microbiome comprising pathogenic/environmental bacteria following the removal of core bacterial sequences; varroosis levels were considered in the statistical analysis...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632114/enterococcus-crotali-sp-nov-isolated-from-faecal-material-of-a-timber-rattlesnake
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Richard W McLaughlin, Patricia Lynn Shewmaker, Anne M Whitney, Ben W Humrighouse, Ana C Lauer, Vladimir N Loparev, Christopher A Gulvik, P A Cochran, Scot E Dowd
A facultatively anaerobic, Gram-stain-positive bacterium, designated ETRF1T, was found in faecal material of a timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Based on a comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolate was assigned to the genus Enterococcus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain ETRF1T showed >97 % similarity to that of the type strains of Enterococcus rotai, E. caccae, E. silesiacus, E haemoperoxidus, E. ureasiticus, E. moraviensis, E. plantarum, E. quebecensis, E. ureilyticus, E. termitis, E...
June 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580816/can-the-enterococcus-faecalis-identified-in-the-root-canals-of-primary-teeth-be-a-cause-of-failure-of-endodontic-treatment
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Viviane Cancio, Dennis de Carvalho Ferreira, Fernanda Sampaio Cavalcante, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Lúcia Martins Teixeira, Queila Braga Oliveira, Roberta Barcelos, Rogerio Gleiser, Henrique Fragoso Santos, Kátia Regina Netto Dos Santos, Laura Guimarães Primo
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the presence of Enterococcus faecalis in primary teeth with primary root canal infections and related to the possible failure of pulpectomy outcome after 36 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Root canal samples were obtained from 25 out of 244 patients using the sterile paper cone method. The identification of E. faecalis was done with culture and molecular tests using species-specific 16S rRNA gene-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
August 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578090/genotyping-antimicrobial-resistance-and-virulence-factor-gene-profiles-of-vancomycin-resistance-enterococcus-faecalis-isolated-from-blood-culture
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Shahnaz Armin, Fatemeh Fallah, Abdollah Karimi, Marjan Rashidan, Mehdi Shirdust, Leila Azimi
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus spp. is the common of intestinal micro flora in humans but nowadays this gram-positive bacterium causes the variety of nosocomial infections. Resistance to antibiotic and also, presence of different virulence genes in the enterococcus spp. can change it to problematic microorganisms in the health care centers. The aim of this study was determined the genotyping, antimicrobial resistance and virulence factor gene profiles of vancomycin resistance Enterococcus faecalis isolated from blood culture...
May 31, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515717/the-leaderless-bacteriocin-enterocin-k1-is-highly-potent-against-enterococcus-faecium-a-study-on-structure-target-spectrum-and-receptor
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Kirill V Ovchinnikov, Per Eugen Kristiansen, Daniel Straume, Marianne S Jensen, Tamara Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, Ingolf F Nes, Dzung B Diep
Enterocin K1 (EntK1), enterocin EJ97 (EntEJ97), and LsbB are three sequence related leaderless bacteriocins. Yet LsbB kills only lactococci while EntK1 and EntEJ97 target wider spectra with EntK1 being particularly active against Enterococcus faecium, including nosocomial multidrug resistant isolates. NMR study of EntK1 showed that it had a structure very similar to LsbB - both having an amphiphilic N-terminal α-helix and an unstructured C-terminus. The α-helix in EntK1 is, however, about 3-4 residues longer than that of LsbB...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483600/phenotypic-and-genotypic-study-of-biofilm-formation-in-enterococci-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infections
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F Fallah, M Yousefi, M R Pourmand, A Hashemi, A Nazari Alam, D Afshar
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most frequent types of nosocomial and community acquired infections in humans. Management of multidrug-resistant Enterococci UTI due to the limited therapeutic options is a great challenge for physicians and clinical microbiologists. The role of bacterial biofilms in recurrent urinary tract infections and antimicrobial resistance has great importance for public health. The aim of this study was to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility pattern as well as the phenotypic and genotypic biofilm formation ability of Enterococci isolates from patients with UTI...
July 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432093/diversity-of-integrative-and-conjugative-elements-of-streptococcus-salivarius-and-their-intra-and-interspecies-transfer
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Narimane Dahmane, Virginie Libante, Florence Charron-Bourgoin, Eric Guédon, Gérard Guédon, Nathalie Leblond-Bourget, Sophie Payot
Integrative and conjugative elements (ICEs) are widespread chromosomal mobile genetic elements which can transfer autonomously by conjugation in bacteria. Thirteen ICEs with a conjugation module closely related to that of ICESt3 of Streptococcus thermophilus were characterized in Streptococcus salivarius by whole-genome sequencing. Sequence comparison highlighted ICE evolution by shuffling of 3 different integration/excision modules (for integration in the 3' end of the fda, rpsI, or rpmG gene) with the conjugation module of the ICESt3 subfamily...
July 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416302/effect-of-bacterial-biofilm-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-stem-cells-of-apical-papilla
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Lakshmi Vishwanat, Rose Duong, Koyo Takimoto, Linda Phillips, Claudia O Espitia, Anibal Diogenes, Shivani B Ruparel, David Kolodrubetz, Nikita B Ruparel
INTRODUCTION: Although clinical success in regenerative endodontics is substantially high, histological success is limited to finding bone/cementum-like tissue instead of dentin within the canal space. The aims of this study were to investigate (1) the effect of bacterial biofilm on osteogenic gene expression in stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) and (2) the effect of bacterial antigens on the functional differentiation of SCAP into a mineralizing phenotype. METHODS: Using an ex vivo organotypic root canal model and an American Association of Endontists-recommended regenerative endodontic procedures, we evaluated SCAP differentiation in the presence and absence of an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346839/characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-and-enterococcus-faecium-isolated-from-fresh-produces-and-human-fecal-samples
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Min-Chan Kim, Min-Hyeok Cha, Jae-Gee Ryu, Gun-Jo Woo
Increased enterococcal infections in hospitals and multidrug-resistant and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolated from humans, animals, and food sources raised public health concern on the presence of VRE in multiple sources. We performed a comparative analysis of the antimicrobial resistance and genetics of VRE isolates derived from fresh produce and human fecal samples. Of 389 Enterococcus isolates, 8 fecal and 3 produce isolates were resistant to vancomycin and teicoplanin; all harbored vanA gene...
April 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333351/ecological-impact-of-ciprofloxacin-on-commensal-enterococci-in-healthy-volunteers
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Victoire de Lastours, Elena Maugy, Vincent Mathy, Françoise Chau, Benjamin Rossi, François Guérin, Vincent Cattoir, Bruno Fantin
Background: The ecological impact of ciprofloxacin on commensal enterococci is unknown. Methods: Forty-eight healthy volunteers received ciprofloxacin from day (D) 0 to D14; stools were collected on D7, D14 and D42. Fluoroquinolone-susceptible and -resistant enterococci (FQ-SE and FQ-RE) were detected and quantified by culture, and identified by MALDI-TOF MS. The relative abundance of FQ-RE over FQ-SE was determined. The genetic basis of fluoroquinolone resistance was deciphered by partial sequencing of gyrA and parC genes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332345/high-incidence-of-virulence-factors-among-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-southwestern-iran
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Hamid Heidari, Somayeh Hasanpour, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Mohammad Motamedifar
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host immune response, and pathogenicity and severity of the infection. Enterococcus faecalis is the most common and virulent species causing infections in hospitalized patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of genes encoding virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance patterns of E...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
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