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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214914/the-impact-of-bitter-taste-receptor-genetics-on-culturable-bacteria-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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D I Rom, J M Christensen, R Alvarado, R Sacks, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Extra-oral bitter taste receptors have been associated with innate bacterial defence mechanisms. Genetic variation in T2R38 functionality has been shown to be associated with susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). We sought to independently assess the influence of bitter taste receptor genotype on the presence of culturable bacteria in the sinuses. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional analysis of patients with CRS undergoing surgery was performed...
February 19, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214907/a-pilot-study-of-bacterial-regrowth-in-water-pipelines
#2
Laura Mancini, Stefania Marcheggiani, Cinzia Grasso, Cristina Romanelli, Antonio Mistretta, Marina Marranzano
Bacterial regrowth in water distribution systems results in deterioration of bacteriological quality of drinking water, as well as accelerated corrosion of the pipelines. The aim of the present study was to analyze the phenomena of colonization and bacterial regrowth in source water and in the water distribution systems of three distribution networks in the province of Catania (Sicily, Italy). The BART™ (Biological Activity Reaction Test) method was used, which is also capable of determining the potential aggressiveness of microbial species in water...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214159/is-surveillance-for-colonization-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-important-in-adult-bone-marrow-transplantation-units
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Hayati Demiraslan, Fatma Cevahir, Elife Berk, Gokhan Metan, Mustafa Cetin, Emine Alp
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli (CRGNB) colonization and to analyze the risk factors associated with CRGNB colonization. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in adult patients hospitalized in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) units over a period of 8 months. Rectal swab samples were obtained from each participant every Monday, and patients CRGNB positive on admission were excluded...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213543/functional-characterization-of-a-28-kb-catabolic-island-from-pseudomonas-sp-m1-involved-in-biotransformation-of-%C3%AE-myrcene-and-related-plant-derived-volatiles
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Pedro Soares-Castro, Pedro Montenegro-Silva, Hermann J Heipieper, Pedro M Santos
Pseudomonas sp. M1 is able to mineralize highly hydrophobic and recalcitrant compounds such as benzene, phenol and their methylated/halogenated derivatives, as well as the backbone of several monoterpenes. The ability to use such spectrum of compounds as sole carbon source is, most probably, associated with a genetic background evolved under different environmental constraints. The outstanding performance of M1 strain regarding β-myrcene catabolism was elucidated in this work, with focus on the biocatalytical potential of β-myrcene-associated core-code, comprised in a 28-kb genomic island (GI), predicted to be organized in 8 transcriptional units...
February 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213028/influence-of-application-sequence-and-timing-of-eugenol-and-lauric-arginate-lae-on-survival-of-spoilage-organisms
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Yudith Manrique, Monika Gibis, Herbert Schmidt, Jochen Weiss
The effectiveness of sequential applications of the antimicrobials eugenol and lauric arginate (LAE) was investigated against Staphylococcus carnosus, Listeria innocua, Escherichia coli K12, and Pseudomonas fluorescens. The antimicrobials were applied simultaneously at half of their minimum lethal concentrations (MLC) or sequentially at t = 0 h and t = 3, 4, 6 or 8 h. Bacterial survival was determined by direct plate counts. Survivals kinetic were fitted to a growth and mortality model to obtain characteristic parameters that described time-dependent changes from growth to mortality or vice versa...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213021/comparing-ptr-ms-profile-of-milk-inoculated-with-pure-or-mixed-cultures-of-spoilage-bacteria
#6
Mohammad Alothman, Karen A Lusk, Patrick Silcock, Phil J Bremer
The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with UHT milk (n=8) inoculated with either pure inoculums of Pseudomonas fluorescens (two strains tested) or Chryseobacterium sp., or with mixed cultures of 2 or all 3 of the bacterial strains, and held at 4.5 °C for up to 26 days was measured using proton transfer reaction - mass spectrometry (PTR-MS). The VOCs evolved included a range of carbonyl compounds, alcohols, esters, and acids and had significant qualitative and quantitative differences between the inoculums...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212755/stimulating-central-carbon-metabolism-to-re-sensitize-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-to-aminoglycosides
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Dorival Martins, Dao Nguyen
In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Meylan et al. (2017) examine how stimulation of central carbon metabolism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa modulates aminoglycoside lethality in tolerant bacteria. They identify fumarate as a tobramycin potentiator that stimulates proton motive force-dependent drug uptake and increases respiration-dependent killing.
February 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212517/phytoremediation-of-dyes-using-lagerstroemia-speciosa-mediated-silver-nanoparticles-and-its-biofilm-activity-against-clinical-strains-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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V Sai Saraswathi, Neethu Kamarudheen, K V BhaskaraRao, K Santhakumar
The aim of this study was to prepare silver nanoparticles by a green method using the aqueous leaves extract of Lagerstroemia speciosa. The prepared silver nanoparticles were characterized, studied for its photocatalytic and biofilm inhibition studies. The maximum absorbance peak was found at 427nm and thus confirming the formation of silver nanoparticles. The average size of silver nanoparticles synthesized was found to be 12nm using XRD and it was spherical in shape. The nanoparticles synthesized was investigated for photocatalytic activity for to two different dye molecules, methyl orange and methylene blue showing 310 and 290min degradation time respectively...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211532/structure-of-a-lov-protein-in-apo-state-and-implications-for-construction-of-lov-based-optical-tools
#9
Vladimir Arinkin, Joachim Granzin, Katrin Röllen, Ulrich Krauss, Karl-Erich Jaeger, Dieter Willbold, Renu Batra-Safferling
Unique features of Light-Oxygen-Voltage (LOV) proteins like relatively small size (~12-19 kDa), inherent modularity, highly-tunable photocycle and oxygen-independent fluorescence have lately been exploited for the generation of optical tools. Structures of LOV domains reported so far contain a flavin chromophore per protein molecule. Here we report two new findings on the short LOV protein W619_1-LOV from Pseudomonas putida. First, the apo-state crystal structure of W619_1-LOV at 2.5 Å resolution reveals conformational rearrangements in the secondary structure elements lining the chromophore pocket including elongation of the Fα helix, shortening of the Eα-Fα loop and partial unfolding of the Eα helix...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211298/kinneretia-thg-sqi4-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-its-antimicrobial-efficacy
#10
Hina Singh, Juan Du, Tae-Hoo Yi
Simple, facile, effective approach for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Kinneretia species and its antimicrobial activity against human pathogens has been demonstrated in this study. Kinneretia THG-SQI4 has been isolated from soil sample collected from Shangqui, China. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-vis), field emission transmission electron microscopy (FE-TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), elemental mapping, selected area diffraction pattern, and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210794/the-rapid-degradation-of-bisphenol-a-induced-by-the-response-of-indigenous-bacterial-communities-in-sediment
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Chao Huang, Piao Xu, Guangming Zeng, Danlian Huang, Cui Lai, Min Cheng, Linjing Deng, Chen Zhang, Jia Wan, Linshan Liu
In the present study, sediment was spiked with bisphenol A (BPA) solution to explore the interaction between indigenous bacterial communities and BPA biodegradation in sediment. Results showed that BPA could be adsorbed to the sediment and then biodegraded rapidly. Biodegradation efficiency of BPA in treatments with 10 and 50 mg/L BPA reached 64.3 and 61.8% on the first day, respectively. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis indicated that BPA affected the densities, species, and diversities of bacteria significantly...
February 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210464/evaluation-of-efflux-pumps-gene-expression-in-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
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Babak Pourakbari, Sahar Yaslianifard, Somaye Yaslianifard, Shima Mahmoudi, Sepideh Keshavarz-Valian, Setareh Mamishi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections and has an intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics. Among all the resistance-nodulation-division (RND) pumps of P. aeruginosa, MexAB-OprM is the first efflux pump found to target multiple classes of antibiotics. This study was aimed to evaluate the expression level of genes expressing MexAB-OprM in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 45 P...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210459/microbiological-qualification-of-air-water-and-dialysate-in-a-haemodialysis-centre-a-new-focus-on-legionella-spp
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Saeid Nazemi, Mehdi Mirzaii, Somayeh Yaslianifard, Davood Darban-Sarokhalil, Seyyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Pirasteh Norozi, Fatemeh Davardoost
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The microbiological monitoring of the water used for haemodialysis is important especially for Legionella and non-fermentative bacteria since patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are suffering from deteriorated function of immune system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 50 water and dialysate samples were weekly collected over a period of 10 weeks from 5 sites. Total and faecal coliforms were determined by utilizing the most probable number (MPN) method...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209830/complete-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-fa-hz1-an-efficient-dibenzofuran-degrading-bacterium
#14
Fawad Ali, Haiyang Hu, Ping Xu, Hongzhi Tang
Pseudomonas sp. FA-HZ1, an efficient dibenzofuran-degrading bacterium, was isolated from landfill leachate. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of strain FA-HZ1, which contains only one circular chromosome. The complete genome sequence will be essential for revealing the molecular mechanisms of dibenzofuran degradation.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209826/complete-genome-sequence-of-the-polychlorinated-biphenyl-degrading-bacterium-pseudomonas-putida-kf715-nbrc-110667-isolated-from-biphenyl-contaminated-soil
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Hikaru Suenaga, Atsushi Yamazoe, Akira Hosoyama, Nobutada Kimura, Jun Hirose, Takahito Watanabe, Hidehiko Fujihara, Taiki Futagami, Masatoshi Goto, Kensuke Furukawa
Pseudomonas putida KF715 (NBRC 110667) utilizes biphenyl as a sole source of carbon and degrades polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Here, we report a complete genome sequence of the KF715 strain, which comprises a circular chromosome and four plasmids. Biphenyl catabolic genes were located on the largest plasmid, pKF715A.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209130/determination-of-antibacterial-activity-and-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-of-larval-extract-of-fly-via-resazurin-based-turbidometric-assay
#16
Chien Huey Teh, Wasi Ahmad Nazni, Ab Hamid Nurulhusna, Ahmad Norazah, Han Lim Lee
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is currently a major global issue. As the rate of emergence of antimicrobial resistance has superseded the rate of discovery and introduction of new effective drugs, the medical arsenal now is experiencing shortage of effective drugs to combat diseases, particularly against diseases caused by the dreadful multidrug-resistant strains, such as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The ability of fly larvae to thrive in septic habitats has prompted us to determine the antibacterial activity and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of larval extract of flies, namely Lucilia cuprina, Sarcophaga peregrina and Musca domestica against 4 pathogenic bacteria [Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S...
February 16, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208857/emergence-of-hospital-acquired-carbapenem-resistant-non-fermenters-in-teaching-institute
#17
Hariom Sharan, Neeraj Katare, Aparna Pandey, Ganesh Shivmurti Bhatambare, Trupti Bajpai
INTRODUCTION: Non-Fermenting Gram Negative Bacilli (NFGNB) are emerging now-a-days because of their tendency to colonize various surfaces and inherent resistance to commonly used disinfectants. They are responsible for multi-drug resistant hospital acquired infections. Detection of carbapenem resistance mechanisms is essential for treatment and infection control purpose as can spread to other organisms causing hospital outbreaks. AIM: To characterize non-fermenters from various clinical samples and to detect different carbapenem resistance mechanisms in meropenem resistant isolates...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208306/highly-specific-bacteriophage-affinity-strategy-for-rapid-separation-and-sensitive-detection-of-viable-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#18
Yong He, Mengyao Wang, Enci Fan, Hui Ouyang, Huan Yue, Xiaoxiao Su, Guojian Liao, Lin Wang, Shuguang Lu, Zhifeng Fu
A virulent bacteriophage highly specific to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) was isolated from hospital sewage using a lambda bacteriophage isolation protocol. The bacteriophage, named as PAP1, was used to functionalize tosyl-activated magnetic beads to establish a bacteriophage-affinity strategy for separation and detection of viable P. aeruginosa. Recognition of the target bacteria by tail fibers and baseplate of the bacteriophage led to capture of P. aeruginosa onto the magnetic beads. After a replication cycle of about 100 min, the progenies lysed the target bacteria and released the intracellular adenosine triphosphate...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207977/adaptation-of-the-pathogen-pseudomonas-syringae-during-experimental-evolution-on-a-native-versus-alternative-host-plant
#19
Sean Meaden, Britt Koskella
The specialization and distribution of pathogens among species has substantial impact on disease spread, especially when reservoir hosts can maintain high pathogen densities or select for increased pathogen virulence. Theory predicts that optimal within-host growth rate will vary among host genotypes/species, and therefore that pathogens infecting multiple hosts should experience different selection pressures depending on the host environment in which they are found. This should be true for pathogens with broad host ranges, but also those experiencing opportunistic infections on novel hosts or that spill over among host populations...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207864/characterisation-and-genome-sequence-of-the-lytic-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteriophage-vb_abas_loki
#20
Dann Turner, Matthew E Wand, Yves Briers, Rob Lavigne, J Mark Sutton, Darren M Reynolds
Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen in healthcare and community settings. While over 100 of Acinetobacter phages have been described in the literature, relatively few have been sequenced. This work describes the characterisation and genome annotation of a new lytic Acinetobacter siphovirus, vB_AbaS_Loki, isolated from activated sewage sludge. Sequencing revealed that Loki encapsulates a 41,308 bp genome, encoding 51 predicted open reading frames. Loki is most closely related to Acinetobacter phage IME_AB3 and more distantly related to Burkholderia phage KL1, Paracoccus phage vB_PmaS_IMEP1 and Pseudomonas phages vB_Pae_Kakheti25, vB_PaeS_SCH_Ab26 and PA73...
2017: PloS One
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