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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211996/alternating-current-electrophoretic-deposition-for-the-immobilization-of-antimicrobial-agents-on-titanium-implant-surfaces
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Annabel Braem, Katrijn De Brucker, Nicolas Delattin, Manuela Sonja Killian, Maarten B J Roeffaers, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Satoshi Hayakawa, Patrik Schmuki, Bruno P A Cammue, Sannakaisa Virtanen, Karin Thevissen, Bram Neirinck
One prominent cause of implant failure is infection, therefore research is focusing on developing surface coatings that render the surface resistant to colonization by micro-organisms. Permanently attached coatings of antimicrobial molecules are of particular interest because of the reduced cytoxicity and lower risk of developing resistance compared to controlled release coatings. In this study, we focus on the chemical grafting of bioactive molecules on titanium. To concentrate the molecules at the metallic implant surface, we propose electrophoretic deposition (EPD) applying alternating current (AC) signals with an asymmetrical wave shape...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209400/multidrug-resistant-enterococcal-infections-new-compounds-novel-antimicrobial-therapies
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REVIEW
Roel M van Harten, Rob J L Willems, Nathaniel I Martin, Antoni P A Hendrickx
Over the past two decades infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria have escalated world-wide, affecting patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Among these bacteria, Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis represent opportunistic nosocomial pathogens that cause difficult-to-treat infections because of intrinsic and acquired resistance to a plethora of antibiotics. In recent years, a number of novel antimicrobial compound classes have been discovered and developed that target Gram-positive bacteria, including E...
February 13, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207237/simultaneous-determination-of-absolute-configuration-and-quantity-of-lipopeptides-using-chiral-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-and-diastereomeric-internal-standards
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Reza Nemati, Christopher Dietz, Emily Anstadt, Robert Clark, Michael B Smith, Frank Nichols, Xudong Yao
Lipopeptides promote innate immune response and are related to disease pathology. To investigate the newly-emerging roles of lipopeptides, accurate measurements of stereoisomers with multiple chiral centers are essential yet challenging. This work uses (3R)- and (3S)-(15-methyl-3-((13-methyltetradecanoyl)oxy)hexadecanoyl)glycyl-L-serine, abbreviated as L-serine-(R+S)-Lipid 654, to develop a method that combines chiral liquid chromatography, a diastereomeric mixture of isotopically-labeled internal standards and multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry...
February 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203232/cationic-net-charge-and-counter-ion-type-as-antimicrobial-activity-determinant-factors-of-short-lipopeptides
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Katarzyna E Greber, Malgorzata Dawgul, Wojciech Kamysz, Wieslaw Sawicki
To get a better insight into the antimicrobial potency of short cationic lipopeptides, 35 new entities were synthesized using solid phase peptide strategy. All newly obtained lipopeptides were designed to be positively charged from +1 to +4. This was achieved by introducing basic amino acid - lysine - into the lipopeptide structure and had a hydrophobic fatty acid chain attached. Lipopeptides were subjected to microbiological tests using reference strains of Gram-negative bacteria: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, and fungi: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Aspergillus brasiliensis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201868/enzyme-responsive-liposomes-for-the-delivery-of-anticancer-drugs
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Farnaz Fouladi, Kristine J Steffen, Sanku Mallik
Liposomes are nanocarriers that deliver the payloads at the target site, leading to therapeutic drug concentrations at the diseased site and reduced toxic effects in healthy tissues. Several approaches have been used to enhance the ability of the nanocarrier to target the specific tissues, including ligand-targeted liposomes and stimuli-responsive liposomes. Ligand-targeted liposomes exhibit higher uptake by the target tissue due to the targeting ligand attached to the surface, while, the stimuli-responsive liposomes do not release their cargo unless they expose to an endogenous or exogenous stimulant at the target site...
February 16, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197131/bacillus-spp-isolated-from-puba-as-a-source-of-biosurfactants-and-antimicrobial-lipopeptides
#6
Karla J Perez, Jaime Dos Santos Viana, Fernanda C Lopes, Jamile Q Pereira, Daniel M Dos Santos, Jamil S Oliveira, Renata V Velho, Silvia M Crispim, Jacques R Nicoli, Adriano Brandelli, Regina M D Nardi
Several products of industrial interest are produced by Bacillus, including enzymes, antibiotics, amino acids, insecticides, biosurfactants and bacteriocins. This study aimed to investigate the potential of two bacterial isolates (P5 and C3) from puba, a regional fermentation product from cassava, to produce multiple substances with antimicrobial and surface active properties. Phylogenetic analyses showed close relation of isolates P5 and C3 with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus thuringiensis, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187530/structural-and-dynamic-characterization-of-a-freestanding-acyl-carrier-protein-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-cyclic-lipopeptide-antibiotics
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Subrata Paul, Hiroaki Ishida, Leonard T Nguyen, Zhihong Liu, Hans J Vogel
Friulimicin is a cyclic lipodecapeptide antibiotic that is produced by Actinoplanes friuliensis. Like the related lipopeptide drug daptomycin, the peptide skeleton of friulimicin is synthesized by a large multienzyme Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase (NRPS) system. The LipD protein plays a major role in the acylation reaction of friulimicin. The attachment of the fatty acid group promotes its antibiotic activity. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that LipD is most closely related to other freestanding Acyl Carrier Proteins (ACPs), for which the genes are located near to NRPS gene clusters...
February 10, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180225/rediscovering-the-octapeptins
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REVIEW
Tony Velkov, Kade D Roberts, Jian Li
Covering: 1975 up to the end of 2016The decline in the discovery and development of novel antibiotics has resulted in the emergence of bacteria that are resistant to almost all available antibiotics. Currently, polymyxin B and E (colistin) are being used as the last-line therapy against life-threatening infections, unfortunately resistance to polymyxins in both the community and hospital setting is becoming more common. Octapeptins are structurally related non-ribosomal lipopeptide antibiotics that do not exhibit cross-resistance with polymyxins and have a broader spectrum of activity that includes Gram-positive bacteria...
February 9, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178423/physiological-and-molecular-characterization-of-compost-bacteria-antagonistic-to-soilborne-plant-pathogens
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Rowida Mohamed, Emma Groulx, Stefanie Defilippi, Tamara Erak, James T Tambong, Russell J Tweddell, Apollinaire Tsopmo, Tyler J Avis
Disease suppressive composts have the potential to mitigate the risks associated with chemical pesticides. One of the main characteristics responsible for the suppressive nature of composts is their microbiological populations. In order to gain insight into the determinants responsible for their suppressive effects, composts were assayed (i) to isolate and identify beneficial antagonistic bacteria, (ii) to quantify their antifungal and anti-oomycetal activities, (iii) to extract inhibitory compounds produced by the bacteria, and (iv) to identify antimicrobial lipopeptides produced by these bacteria...
February 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154555/key-impact-of-an-uncommon-plasmid-on-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-subsp-plantarum-s499-developmental-traits-and-lipopeptide-production
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Giulia Molinatto, Laurent Franzil, Sébastien Steels, Gerardo Puopolo, Ilaria Pertot, Marc Ongena
The rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum S499 (S499) is particularly efficient in terms of the production of cyclic lipopeptides, which are responsible for the high level of plant disease protection provided by this strain. Sequencing of the S499 genome has highlighted genetic differences and similarities with the closely related rhizobacterium B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum FZB42 (FZB42). More specifically, a rare 8008 bp plasmid (pS499) harboring a rap-phr cassette constitutes a major distinctive element between S499 and FZB42...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153674/high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-hptlc-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-the-cyclic-lipopeptides-surfactin-iturin-a-and-fengycin-in-culture-samples-of-bacillus-species
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Mareen Geissler, Claudia Oellig, Karin Moss, Wolfgang Schwack, Marius Henkel, Rudolf Hausmann
A high-performance thin-layer chromatography method has been established for the identification and simultaneous quantification of the cyclic lipopeptides Surfactin, Iturin A and Fengycin in Bacillus culture samples. B. subtilis DSM 10(T), B. amyloliquefaciens DSM 7(T) and B. methylotrophicus DSM 23117 were used as model strains. Culture samples indicated that a sample pretreatment is necessary in order to run HPTLC analyses. A threefold extraction of the cell-free broth with the solvent chloroform/methanol (2:1, v/v) gave best results, when all three lipopeptides were included in the analysis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142234/plasma-protein-binding-structure-activity-relationships-related-to-the-n-terminus-of-daptomycin
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Elena K Schneider, Johnny X Huang, Vincenzo Carbone, Meiling Han, Yan Zhu, Sue Nang, Keith K Khoo, Johnson Mak, Matthew A Cooper, Jian Li, Tony Velkov
Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic that is highly bound to plasma proteins. To date, the plasma components and structure-activity relationships responsible for the plasma protein binding profile of daptomycin remain uncharacterized. In the present study we have employed a surface plasmon resonance assay together with molecular docking techniques to investigate the plasma protein binding structure-activity relationships related to the N-terminal fatty acyl of daptomycin. Three compounds were investigated: (1) native daptomycin, which displays an N-terminal n-decanoyl fatty acid side chain, and two analogues with modifications to the N-terminal fatty acyl chain; (2) des-acyl daptomycin; and (3) acetyl-daptomycin...
February 10, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131039/bioleaching-of-electronic-waste-using-bacteria-isolated-from-the-marine-sponge-hymeniacidon-heliophila-porifera
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Enrique E Rozas, Maria A Mendes, Claudio A O Nascimento, Denise C R Espinosa, Renato Oliveira, Guilherme Oliveira, Marcio R Custodio
The bacteria isolated from Hymeniacidon heliophila sponge cells showed bioleaching activity. The most active strain, Hyhel-1, identified as Bacillus sp., was selected for bioleaching tests under two different temperatures, 30°C and 40°C, showing rod-shaped cells and filamentous growth, respectively. At 30°C, the bacteria secreted substances which linked to the leached copper, and at 40°C metallic nanoparticles were produced inside the cells. In addition, infrared analysis detected COOH groups and linear peptides in the tested bacteria at both temperatures...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129816/-update-on-antibiotic-resistance-in-gram-positive-bacteria
#14
Carmen Lozano, Carmen Torres
Antimicrobial resistance among Gram-positive bacteria, especially in Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus faecalis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, is a serious threat to public health. These microorganisms have multiple resistance mechanisms to agents currently used in clinical practice. Many of these resistance mechanisms are common to all 4 of these bacterial species, but other mechanisms seem to be more specific. The prevalence and dissemination of these mechanisms varies considerably, depending on the microorganism...
January 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128551/genomics-guided-exploitation-of-lipopeptide-diversity-in-myxobacteria
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Christian Burgard, Nestor Zaburannyi, Suvd Nadmid, Josef Maier, Holger Jenke-Kodama, Eva Luxenburger, Hubert S Bernauer, Silke C Wenzel
Analysis of 122 myxobacterial genome sequences suggested 16 strains as producers of the myxochromide lipopeptide family. Detailed sequence comparison of the respective mch biosynthetic gene clusters informed a genome-mining approach, ultimately leading to the discovery and chemical characterization of four novel myxochromide core types. The myxochromide megasynthetase is subject to evolutionary diversification, resulting in considerable structural diversity of biosynthesis products. The observed differences are due to the number, type, sequence, and configuration of the incorporated amino acids...
January 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127868/peptide-hormones-and-lipopeptides-from-self-assembly-to-therapeutic-applications
#16
J A Hutchinson, S Burholt, I W Hamley
This review describes the properties and activities of lipopeptides and peptide hormones and how the lipidation of peptide hormones could potentially produce therapeutic agents combating some of the most prevalent diseases and conditions. The self-assembly of these types of molecules is outlined, and how this can impact on bioactivity. Peptide hormones specific to the uptake of food and produced in the gastrointestinal tract are discussed in detail. The advantages of lipidated peptide hormones over natural peptide hormones are summarised, in terms of stability and renal clearance, with potential application as therapeutic agents...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123183/epistatic-effect-of-tlr-1-6-and-10-polymorphisms-on-organic-dust-mediated-cytokine-response
#17
L M Smith, L A Weissenburger-Moser, A J Heires, K L Bailey, D J Romberger, T D LeVan
Exposure to organic dust from agricultural environments is associated with inflammatory respiratory conditions. The putative causal agents in organic dust include viral, microbial and fungal components, which are recognized by the family of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and drive host innate and adaptive responses. Our aim in this study was to determine whether responsiveness to organic dust among agricultural workers was dependent on polymorphisms in the TLR10-TLR1-TLR6 gene cluster. We stimulated whole blood from 509 agricultural workers with organic dust, triacyl lipopeptide N-palmitoyl-S-dipalmitoylglyceryl Cys-Ser-(Lys)4 (Pam3CSK4) and the diacyl-lipopeptide peptidoglycan...
January 26, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115347/perturbations-of-phosphatidate-cytidylyltransferase-cdsa-mediate-daptomycin-resistance-in-streptococcus-mitis-by-a-novel-mechanism
#18
Nagendra N Mishra, Truc T Tran, Ravin Seepersaud, Cristina Garcia-de-la-Maria, Kym Faull, Alex Yoon, Jose M Miro, Michael J Rybak, Arnold S Bayer, Cesar A Arias, Paul M Sullam
Streptococcus mitis is an important pathogen, causing life-threatening infections such as endocarditis and severe sepsis in immunocompromised patients. The β-lactam antibiotics are the usual therapy of choice for this organism, but their effectiveness is threatened by the frequent emergence of resistance. The lipopeptide, daptomycin ( DAP: ), has been suggested for such resistant S. mitis, due to its in vitro bactericidal activity and demonstrated efficacy with other Gram-positive pathogens. Unlike other bacteria, however, S...
January 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108091/implementation-of-a-simple-innovative-system-for-postprescription-antibiotic-review-based-on-computerized-tools-with-shared-access
#19
F Bouchand, A Dinh, A L Roux, B Davido, H Michelon, M Lepainteur, B Legendre, F El Sayed, I Pierre, J Salomon, C Lawrence, C Perronne, M Villart, A-C Crémieux
BACKGROUND: Controlling antibiotic use in healthcare establishments limits their consumption and the emergence of bacterial resistance. AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of an innovative antibiotic stewardship strategy implemented over three years in a university hospital. METHODS: An antimicrobial multi-disciplinary team (AMT) [pharmacist, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist (IDS)] conducted a postprescription review. Specific coding of targeted antibiotics (including broad-spectrum β-lactams, glycopeptides, lipopeptides, fluoroquinolones and carbapenems) in the computerized physician order entry allowed recording of all new prescriptions...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107619/peptide-based-stealth-nanoparticles-for-targeted-and-ph-triggered-delivery
#20
Alessandro Ranalli, Melissa Santi, Luigi Capriotti, Valerio Voliani, David Porciani, Fabio Beltram, Giovanni Signore
Stealth agents are extensively investigated as a means by which to prolong nanostructure residence time in the bloodstream by avoiding uptake by the reticuloendothelial system. Unfortunately, commonly used agents such as poly(ethylene glycol) can adversely impact targeting efficiency and promote immune reaction by the host organism. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in developing biocompatible, non-PEGylated organic nanostructures able to perform targeted delivery to increase the efficacy of liposomal technology...
February 3, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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