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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786171/root-bacterial-endophytes-confer-drought-resistance-and-enhance-expression-and-activity-of-a-vacuolar-h-pumping-pyrophosphatase-in-pepper-plants
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Gianpiero Vigani, Eleonora Rolli, Ramona Marasco, Marta Dell'Orto, Grégoire Michoud, Asma Soussi, Noura Raddadi, Sara Borin, Claudia Sorlini, Graziano Zocchi, Daniele Daffonchio
It has been previously shown that the transgenic overexpression of the plant root vacuolar proton pumps H+ -ATPase (V-ATPase) and H+ -PPase (V-PPase) confer tolerance to drought. Since plant-root endophytic bacteria can also promote drought tolerance, we hypothesize that such promotion can be associated to the enhancement of the host vacuolar proton pumps expression and activity. To test this hypothesis, we selected two endophytic bacteria endowed with an array of in vitro plant growth promoting traits. Their genome sequences confirmed the presence of traits previously shown to confer drought resistance to plants, such as the synthesis of nitric oxide and of organic volatile organic compounds...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785949/-the-functions-of-yhcz-gene-during-bacillus-thuringiensis-growth
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Lin da Jia, Tan Tan Gao, Qi Peng, Jing Lv, Jie Zhang, Min Chen, Fu Ping Song
yhcZ and yhcY genes constitute a two-component system in Bacillus subtilis and B. cereus that regulates bacterial growth. However, the exact biological function of yhcZ gene in B. thuringiensis has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we proved that HD73_5824 is an yhcZ gene in B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD73 strain by combining gene functional annotation, analysis of upstream and downstream genes arrangement, and amino acid sequence alignment. This yhcZ gene may co-regulate bacterial growth with HD73_5825 gene (yhcY gene) by constituting a two-component system...
May 20, 2018: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785904/identification-of-an-immune-modulation-locus-utilising-a-bovine-mammary-gland-infection-challenge-model
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Mathew D Littlejohn, Sally-Anne Turner, Caroline G Walker, Sarah D Berry, Kathryn Tiplady, Ric G Sherlock, Greg Sutherland, Simon Swift, Dorian Garrick, S Jane Lacy-Hulbert, Scott McDougall, Richard J Spelman, Russell G Snell, J Eric Hillerton
Inflammation of the mammary gland following bacterial infection, commonly known as mastitis, affects all mammalian species. Although the aetiology and epidemiology of mastitis in the dairy cow are well described, the genetic factors mediating resistance to mammary gland infection are not well known, due in part to the difficulty in obtaining robust phenotypic information from sufficiently large numbers of individuals. To address this problem, an experimental mammary gland infection experiment was undertaken, using a Friesian-Jersey cross breed F2 herd...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785214/etiological-trends-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-respiratory-infections
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Salma M Al-Zain Ahmed, Sara S Abdelrahman, Doua M Saad, Isra S Osman, Modasir G Osman, Eltahir A G Khalil
Background: Respiratory infections are one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality related to infectious diseases worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a major global health problem which is well established in developing countries. Good clinical suspicion and correct laboratory identification of respiratory infection causing organisms followed by the appropriate management are needed to compact both community-acquired and nosocomial infection respiratory infections...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785209/acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-caused-by-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-in-the-right-thyroid-lobe-of-a-healthy-woman
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Hazuki Otani, Masakazu Notsu, Sayo Koike, Miwa Morita, Masahiro Yamamoto, Mika Yamauchi, Takahumi Fuchiwaki, Ichiro Morikura, Noriaki Aoi, Hideyuki Kawauchi, Teruaki Iwabashi, Asuka Araki, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Riruke Maruyama, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Background: The thyroid gland is resistant to microbial infection, because of its organ characteristics such as encapsulation, iodine content, and rich blood supply. Therefore, acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST), as a bacterial infection of the thyroid gland, is rarely seen. AST typically takes places on the left side the neck region in children, because of the coincidence of the left piriform sinus fistula, as a most common route of infection. AST is also usually seen in immunocompromised hosts...
2018: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785131/epidemiology-susceptibility-and-risk-factors-for-acquisition-of-mdr-xdr-gram-negative-bacteria-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-urinary-tract-infections
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Xiuhong Yuan, Taohua Liu, Di Wu, Qiquan Wan
Background: Multiple drug resistant/extensively drug resistant (MDR/XDR) Gram-negative urinary tract infections (UTIs) represent a growing threat to kidney transplant recipients. This retrospective study aimed to assess the incidence and microbiological profile of MDR/XDR Gram-negative UTIs, to identify drug susceptibility of MDR/XDR bacteria, and to determine the potential risk factors for MDR/XDR UTIs in kidney recipients. Materials and methods: During the study period, 1569 patients underwent consecutive kidney transplantation in two transplantation centers...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784886/-legionella-pneumophila-is-directly-sensitive-to-2-deoxyglucose-phosphate-via-its-uhpc-transporter-but-is-indifferent-to-shifts-in-host-cell-glycolytic-metabolism
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Jordan V Price, Kallie Jiang, Abigail Galantowicz, Alana Freifeld, Russell E Vance
Toll-like receptor stimulation induces a pronounced shift to increased glycolytic metabolism in mammalian macrophages. We observed that bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) increase glycolysis in response to infection with Legionella pneumophila ( L. pneumophila ), but the role of host macrophage glycolysis on intracellular L. pneumophila replication is not currently understood. Treatment with 2-deoxyglucose (2DG) blocks L. pneumophila replication in mammalian macrophages but has no effect on bacteria grown in broth...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784845/interaction-of-bacterial-phenazines-with-colistimethate-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Valeri V Mossine, Deborah L Chance, James K Waters, Thomas P Mawhinney
Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections are being increasingly treated in clinics with polymyxins, a class of antibiotics associated with adverse effects in the kidney, nervous system, or airways of a significant proportion of human and animal patients. Although many of the resistant pathogens display enhanced virulence, a hazard of cytotoxic interactions between polymyxin antibiotics and bacterial virulence factors (VFs) has not been assessed, to date. We report here on testing paired combinations of four Pseudomonas aeruginosa VF phenazine toxins, pyocyanin (PYO), 1-hydroxyphenazine (1-HP), phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA), phenazine-1-carboxamide (PCN), and two commonly prescribed polymyxin drugs, colistimethate (CMS)/colistin and polymyxin B, in three human airway cell lines, BEAS-2B, HBE-1, and CFT-1...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784837/the-inoculum-effect-in-the-era-of-multidrug-resistance-minor-differences-in-inoculum-have-dramatic-effect-on-minimal-inhibitory-concentration-determination
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Kenneth P Smith, James E Kirby
The observed MIC may depend on the number of bacteria initially inoculated into the assay. This phenomenon is termed the inoculum effect (IE) and is often most pronounced for β-lactams in strains expressing β-lactamase enzymes. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommended inoculum is 5 x 105 CFU mL-1 with an acceptable range of 2-8 x 105 CFU mL-1 IE testing is typically performed using an inoculum 100-fold greater than the CLSI recommended inoculum. Therefore, it remains unknown whether the IE influences MICs during testing performed according to CLSI guidelines...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784578/quantitative-study-about-the-role-of-environmental-conditions-in-the-survival-capability-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
#10
Adrienn Hanczvikkel, Ákos Tóth
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) are of global concern and hospital textiles can contribute to their transmission. MDRB are able to survive on textiles for more than enough time to spread in the environment. Some studies summarized the effect of environmental factors on the duration of bacterial survival, but it remained an open question how these factors influence the quantity of surviving bacteria in a period of a few days, which is relevant from the perspective of HAIs...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784512/epidemiology-and-etiology-of-invasive-bacterial-infection-in-infants-%C3%A2-60-days-old-treated-in-emergency-departments
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Christopher Woll, Mark I Neuman, Christopher M Pruitt, Marie E Wang, Eugene D Shapiro, Samir S Shah, Russell J McCulloh, Lise E Nigrovic, Sanyukta Desai, Adrienne G DePorre, Rianna C Leazer, Richard D Marble, Fran Balamuth, Elana A Feldman, Laura F Sartori, Whitney L Browning, Paul L Aronson
OBJECTIVES: To help guide empiric treatment of infants ≤60 days old with suspected invasive bacterial infection by describing pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibilities. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of infants ≤60 days old with invasive bacterial infection (bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis) evaluated in the emergency departments of 11 children's hospitals between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2016. Each site's microbiology laboratory database or electronic medical record system was queried to identify infants from whom a bacterial pathogen was isolated from either blood or cerebrospinal fluid...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784465/-proper-use-of-fluoroquinolones-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-realisation-of-a-clinical-audit-in-geriatric-hospitals-of-lyon-university-hospital
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C Papailhau, S Gaujard, R Girard, L Bourguignon, C Mouchoux
INTRODUCTION: Fluoroquinolones (FQ) are widely used because of their broad spectrum and their ease of use, especially in the elderly. Nevertheless, their misuse is behind the development and the emergence of bacterial resistances. The objective of this study was to evaluate the compliance of FQ prescriptions in the elderly hospitalized, before and after pharmaceutical interventions (PI). METHODS: A prospective clinical audit was conducted for three months in three geriatric hospitals...
May 18, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784273/halogenated-trimethoprim-derivatives-as-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-therapeutics
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Napon Nilchan, Wanida Phetsang, Taechin Nowwarat, Soraya Chaturongakul, Chutima Jiarpinitnun
Incorporation of halogen atoms to drug molecule has been shown to improve its properties such as enhanced in membrane permeability and increased hydrophobic interactions to its target. To investigate the effect of halogen substitutions on the antibacterial activity of trimethoprim (TMP), we synthesized a series of halogen substituted TMP and tested for their antibacterial activities against global predominant methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains. Structure-activity relationship analysis suggested a trend in potency that correlated with the ability of the halogen atom to facilitate in hydrophobic interaction to saDHFR...
May 19, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783881/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-case-study-with-a-short-review-of-literature
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Ken De Smet, Paul-Emile Claus, Gudrun Alliet, An Simpelaere, Geert Desmet
Objective and Importance Lemierre's syndrome (LS) is a rare condition that typically starts with a bacterial oropharyngeal infection complicated by a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and septic emboli to the lungs or other organs. The most common organism isolated is Fusobacterium necrophorum, although other causative organisms are isolated in rare cases. Case presentation We discuss a case of LS in a 44-year-old, previously healthy man presenting with an oropharyngeal infection. F. necrophorum was isolated from blood cultures and Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated septic emboli in the lungs...
May 21, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783855/iec-specific-igf1-promotes-the-expansion-of-intestinal-stem-cells-during-epithelial-regeneration-and-functions-on-the-intestinal-immune-homeostasis
#15
Yu Zheng, Yongli Song, Qi Han, Wenjie Liu, Jiuzhi Xu, Zhengquan Yu, Ran Zhang, Ning Li
It is well known that insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) acts as a trophic factor in small intestine under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. However, it still lacks direct in vivo evidence of the functions of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs)-specific IGF1 under both normal and pathological conditions. Using IEC-specific IGF1-knockout (cKO) mice and Lgr5-eGFP-CreERT mice, we demonstrate that IEC-specific IGF1 can enhance nutrient uptake, reduce protein catabolism and energy consumption, and promotes the proliferation and expansion of intestinal epithelial cells, including ISCs and intestinal secretory cells...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783685/novel-imidazole-aldoximes-with-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-potency-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Mirjana Skočibušić, Renata Odžak, Alma Ramić, Tomislav Smolić, Tomica Hrenar, Ines Primožič
In the search for a new class of potential antimicrobial agents, five novel N -substituted imidazole 2-aldoximes and their six quaternary salts were evaluated. The antimicrobial activity was assessed against a panel of representative Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including multidrug resistant bacteria. All compounds demonstrated potent in vitro activity against the tested microorganisms, with MIC values ranging from 6.25 to 50.0 μg/mL. Among the tested compounds, two quaternary compounds ( N -but-3-enyl- and meta - ( 10 ) or para - N -chlorobenzyl ( 11 ) imidazolium 2-aldoximes) displayed the most potent and broad-spectrum activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains...
May 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782818/antimicrobial-activity-profiles-of-amphiphilic-xanthone-derivatives-are-a-function-of-their-molecular-oligomerization
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Jun-Jie Koh, Shuimu Lin, Yang Bai, Wendy Wan Ling Sin, Thet Tun Aung, Jianguo Li, Verma Chandra, Konstantin Pervushin, Roger W Beuerman, Shouping Liu
Currently, membrane-targeting small antimicrobial peptidomimetics (SAP) are important in antibiotic development because bacteria appear to develop resistance to these surface-active compounds less readily. However, the molecular membrane-targeting action of SAPs has received little attention. In this study, we investigated the effect of oligomerization of amphiphilic xanthone, a model SAP, on its antimicrobial properties against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. First, oligomer formation by an amphiphilic xanthone, compound 2 (also coded as AM052), was investigated via solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
May 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782697/fewer-defects-in-the-surface-slows-the-hydrolysis-rate-decreases-the-ros-generation-potential-and-improves-the-non-ros-antimicrobial-activity-of-mgo
#18
Nemanja Anicˇić, Marija Vukomanović, Tilen Koklicˇ, Danilo Suvorov
Magnesium oxide (MgO) is recognised as exhibiting a contact-based antibacterial activity. However, a comprehensive study of the impact of atomic-scale surface features on MgO's antibacterial activity is lacking. In this study, the nature and abundance of the native surface defects on different MgO powders are thoroughly investigated. Their impacts on the hydrolysis kinetics, antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli (ATCC 47076), Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation potential are determined and explained...
May 21, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782551/structural-insights-on-the-efficient-catalysis-of-hydroperoxide-reduction-by-ohr-crystallographic-and-molecular-dynamics-approaches
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Erika Piccirillo, Thiago G P Alegria, Karen F Discola, José R R Cussiol, Renato M Domingos, Marcos A de Oliveira, Leandro de Rezende, Luis E S Netto, Antonia T-do Amaral
Organic hydroperoxide resistance (Ohr) enzymes are highly efficient Cys-based peroxidases that play central roles in bacterial response to fatty acid hydroperoxides and peroxynitrite, two oxidants that are generated during host-pathogen interactions. In the active site of Ohr proteins, the conserved Arg (Arg19 in Ohr from Xylella fastidiosa) and Glu (Glu51 in Ohr from Xylella fastidiosa) residues, among other factors, are involved in the extremely high reactivity of the peroxidatic Cys (Cp) toward hydroperoxides...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
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Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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