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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919649/maldi-tof-ms-identification-of-species-from-the-acinetobacter-baumannii-ab-group-revisited-inclusion-of-the-novel-a-seifertii-and-a-dijkshoorniae-species
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Marta Marí-Almirall, Clara Cosgaya, Paul G Higgins, Ado Van Assche, Murat Telli, Geert Huys, Bart Lievens, Harald Seifert, Lenie Dijkshoorn, Ignasi Roca, Jordi Vila
OBJECTIVES: Rapid identification of Acinetobacter species is critical since members of the A. baumannii (Ab) group differ in antibiotic susceptibility and clinical outcomes. A. baumannii, A. pittii and A. nosocomialis can be identified by MALDI-TOF/MS, while the novel species A. seifertii and A. dijkshoorniae cannot. Low identification rates for A. nosocomialis have also been reported. We evaluated the use of MALDI-TOF/MS to identify isolates of A. seifertii and A. dijkshoorniae and revisited the identification of A...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918562/resting-state-connectivity-biomarkers-define-neurophysiological-subtypes-of-depression
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Andrew T Drysdale, Logan Grosenick, Jonathan Downar, Katharine Dunlop, Farrokh Mansouri, Yue Meng, Robert N Fetcho, Benjamin Zebley, Desmond J Oathes, Amit Etkin, Alan F Schatzberg, Keith Sudheimer, Jennifer Keller, Helen S Mayberg, Faith M Gunning, George S Alexopoulos, Michael D Fox, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Henning U Voss, B J Casey, Marc J Dubin, Conor Liston
Biomarkers have transformed modern medicine but remain largely elusive in psychiatry, partly because there is a weak correspondence between diagnostic labels and their neurobiological substrates. Like to other neuropsychiatric disorders, depression is not a unitary disease, but rather a heterogeneous syndrome that encompasses varied, co-occurring symptoms and divergent responses to treatment. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in a large multisite sample (n = 1,188), we show here that patients with depression can be subdivided into four neurophysiological subtypes ('biotypes') defined by distinct patterns of dysfunctional connectivity in limbic and frontostriatal networks...
December 5, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917373/are-escherichia-coli-pathotypes-still-relevant-in-the-era-of-whole-genome-sequencing
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Roy M Robins-Browne, Kathryn E Holt, Danielle J Ingle, Dianna M Hocking, Ji Yang, Marija Tauschek
The empirical and pragmatic nature of diagnostic microbiology has given rise to several different schemes to subtype E.coli, including biotyping, serotyping, and pathotyping. These schemes have proved invaluable in identifying and tracking outbreaks, and for prognostication in individual cases of infection, but they are imprecise and potentially misleading due to the malleability and continuous evolution of E. coli. Whole genome sequencing can be used to accurately determine E. coli subtypes that are based on allelic variation or differences in gene content, such as serotyping and pathotyping...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916792/elevated-o%C3%A2-and-tylcv-infection-reduce-the-suitability-of-tomato-as-a-host-for-the-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci
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Hongying Cui, Yucheng Sun, Fajun Chen, Youjun Zhang, Feng Ge
The effects of elevated atmospheric ozone (O₃) levels on herbivorous insects have been well studied, but little is known about the combined effects of elevated O₃ and virus infection on herbivorous insect performance. Using open-top chambers in the field, we determined the effects of elevated O₃ and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) infection on wild-type (Wt) tomato and 35S tomato (jasmonic acid (JA) defense-enhanced genotype) in association with whitefly, Bemisia tabaci Gennadius biotype B. Elevated O₃ and TYLCV infection, alone and in combination, significantly reduced the contents of soluble sugars and free amino acids, increased the contents of total phenolics and condensed tannins, and increased salicylic acid (SA) content and the expression of SA-related genes in leaves...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902242/rapid-and-accurate-identification-of-pediococcus-species-isolated-from-korean-fermented-foods-by-maldi-tof-ms-with-local-database-extension
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Youngjae Cho, Eiseul Kim, Yoonju Lee, Sun-Kyung Han, Chang-Gyeom Kim, Dong-Won Choo, Young-Rok Kim, Hae-Yeong Kim
Pediococci are halophilic lactic acid bacteria, within the family Lactobacillaceae, which are involved in the fermentation of various salted and fermented foods, such as kimchi and jeotgal. In this study, a MALDI-TOF MS method was developed for the rapid identification of Pediococcus species. Of the 130 Pediococcus spectra aligned with the Biotyper taxonomy database, 122 isolates (93.9%) yielded log scores <1.7, which means they were not identifiable. After registering the spectra of 11 Pediococcus reference strains, all of the isolates were correctly identified, of which 84 (64...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900286/selective-and-efficient-elimination-of-vibrio-cholerae-with-a-chemical-modulator-that-targets-glucose-metabolism
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Young Taek Oh, Hwa Young Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Junhyeok Go, Wontae Hwang, Hyoung Rae Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Sang Sun Yoon
Vibrio cholerae, a Gram-negative bacterium, is the causative agent of pandemic cholera. Previous studies have shown that the survival of the seventh pandemic El Tor biotype V. cholerae strain N16961 requires production of acetoin in a glucose-rich environment. The production of acetoin, a neutral fermentation end-product, allows V. cholerae to metabolize glucose without a pH drop, which is mediated by the production of organic acid. This finding suggests that inhibition of acetoin fermentation can result in V...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889878/same-day-identification-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-testing-on-positive-blood-cultures-a-simple-and-inexpensive-procedure
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K Maelegheer, E Nulens
Fast diagnostic tools are becoming a hot topic in microbiology, especially in the case of septic patients. Therefore, we attempted to develop a fast, inexpensive, accurate and easy method to identify bacteria and perform an antibiotic susceptibility test directly on positive blood cultures that could be used in a routine laboratory. A procedure based on centrifugation and washing steps was performed on 110 non-duplicated (including nine seeded) positive blood culture bottles. Direct identification (DID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) was conducted on the pellet with the MALDI Biotyper and Phoenix, respectively...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888174/phenotypic-and-antibiogram-pattern-of-v-cholerae-isolates-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-mumbai-during-2004-2013-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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V Torane, S Kuyare, G Nataraj, P Mehta, S Dutta, B Sarkar
OBJECTIVES: Cholera is a major gastroenteric disease with reports on fluctuation and resistance. Hence, the objective is to determine the trend in seasonality, resistance pattern, prevalent biotypes, serotypes and phage types between 2004 and 2013 among Vibrio cholerae isolates. DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: A single-centre study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital in a metropolitan city (Mumbai) of a developing country (India)...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872267/endophenotypes-epigenetics-polygenicity-and-more-irv-gottesman-s-dynamic-legacy
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David L Braff, Carol A Tamminga
First, we describe the hallmark contributions of Irv Gottesman's pioneering scholarship for schizophrenia research including concepts of polygenicity, gene × environment interactions, epigenetics and the endophenotype concept. Gottesman and colleagues' twin studies showed that genes, not social factors, mediate schizophrenia risk. He then showed that schizophrenia is highly polygenic. Next, he introduced the concept of epigenetics into schizophrenia research. Gottesman then introduced the quantitative endophenotype concept...
November 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871123/a-focus-on-quality-and-safety-traits-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-isolated-from-uva-di-troia-grape-variety
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Leonardo Petruzzi, Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Barbara Speranza, Vittorio Capozzi, Milena Sinigaglia
The aim of this work was to study Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains isolated from vineyards of the autochthonous grape variety "Uva di Troia" located in different geographical areas of Apulian region (Southern Italy). Four hundred isolates were studied in relation to H2 S production, β-glucosidase activity, and pigments adsorption from grape skin. Thus, 81 isolates were selected, identified through the amplification of the interdelta region, and grouped in 19 biotypes (from I to XIX). The enological performances were assessed to determine the content of residual sugars, ethanol, glycerol, and volatile acidity, after a microfermentation in Uva di Troia must for each isolate...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870890/latitudinal-diversity-of-culex-pipiens-biotypes-and-hybrids-in-farm-peri-urban-and-wetland-habitats-in-europe
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Chantal B F Vogels, Tim W R Möhlmann, Diede Melsen, Guido Favia, Uno Wennergren, Constantianus J M Koenraadt
Despite the presence of Culex (Cx.) pipiens mosquitoes and circulation of West Nile virus (WNV), WNV outbreaks have so far not occurred in northern Europe. The species Cx. pipiens consists of two morphologically identical biotypes, pipiens and molestus, which can form hybrids. Until now, population dynamic studies of Cx. pipiens have not differentiated between biotypes and hybrids at the European scale, nor have they used comparative surveillance approaches. We therefore aimed to elucidate the relative abundance of Cx...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868301/exploring-maldi-tof-ms-approach-for-a-rapid-identification-of-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-field-isolates
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M Ricchi, A Mazzarelli, A Piscini, A Di Caro, A Cannas, S Leo, S Russo, N Arrigoni
AIMS: The aim of the study was to explore the suitability of MALDI-TOF MS for a rapid and correct identification of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) field isolates. METHODS AND RESULTS: MALDI-TOF MS approach is becoming one of the most popular tests for the identification of intact bacterial cells which has been shown to be fast and reliable. For this purpose, 36 MAP field isolates were analysed through MALDI-TOF MS and the spectra compared with two different databases: one provided by the vendor of the system employed (Biotyper Version 3...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863949/imipenem-avibactam-a-novel-combination-for-the-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-enterobacteriaceae-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Marina Oviaño, Germán Bou
In the present study, we propose a novel matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)-based method for detecting carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter baumannii. For this, we analyzed a series of 131 isolates. Among them, a total of 115 Enterobacteriaceae: 79 of them carrying a carbapenemase enzyme (15blaKPC, 7blaNDM, 11blaIMP, 12blaVIM, and 34blaOXA-48) and 16 A. baumannii isolates: 15 of them carrying carbapenemases (10blaOXA-23, 2blaOXA-58, 2blaOXA-24, and 1blaOXA-237)...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862724/genotypiing-of-single-spore-isolates-of-a-pasteuria-penetrans-population-occurring-in-florida-using-snp-based-markers
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Soumi Joseph, L M Schmidt, W B Danquah, P Timper, T Mekete
AIMS: To generate single spore lines of a population of bacterial parasite of root-knot nematode (RKN), Pasteuria penetrans, isolated from Florida and examine genotypic variation and virulence characteristics exist within the population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six single spore lines (SSP), 16SSP, 17SSP, 18SSP, 25SSP, 26SSP, and 30SSP were generated. Genetic variability was evaluated by comparing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP's) in six protein-coding genes and the 16S rRNA gene...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862451/application-of-maldi-biotyper-to-cyanobacterial-profiling
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Susumu Y Imanishi, Takuma Nakayama, Hirohiko Asukabe, Ken-Ichi Harada
RATIONALE: MALDI-MS has been used for bacterial profiling. A few reports have shown MALDI-MS profiling of cultured cyanobacteria; however, these applications have been limited. In this study, we have investigated whether rapid profiling and differentiation of cyanobacteria including harmful genera Microcystis and Anabaena (Dolichospermum) can be performed by MALDI Biotyper analysis of intact cells. METHODS: Twenty-two cyanobacterial strains including 12 Microcystis, 7 Anabaena, 1 Pseudanabaena, 1 Planktothrix, and 1 Synechocystis, were cultured...
November 14, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855173/global-population-structure-of-a-worldwide-pest-and-virus-vector-genetic-diversity-and-population-history-of-the-bemisia-tabaci-sibling-species-group
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Margarita Hadjistylli, George K Roderick, Judith K Brown
The whitefly Bemisia tabaci sibling species (sibsp.) group comprises morphologically indiscernible lineages of well-known exemplars referred to as biotypes. It is distributed throughout tropical and subtropical latitudes and includes the contemporary invasive haplotypes, termed B and Q. Several well-studied B. tabaci biotypes exhibit ecological and biological diversity, however, most members are poorly studied or completely uncharacterized. Genetic studies have revealed substantial diversity within the group based on a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (mtCOI) sequence (haplotypes), with other tested markers being less useful for deep phylogenetic comparisons...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854317/modulating-the-gut-micro-environment-in-the-treatment-of-intestinal-parasites
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REVIEW
Luis Vitetta, Emma Tali Saltzman, Tessa Nikov, Isabelle Ibrahim, Sean Hall
The interactions of micro-organisms cohabitating with Homo sapiens spans millennia, with microbial communities living in a symbiotic relationship with the host. Interacting to regulate and maintain physiological functions and immunological tolerance, the microbial community is able to exert an influence on host health. An example of micro-organisms contributing to an intestinal disease state is exhibited by a biodiverse range of protozoan and bacterial species that damage the intestinal epithelia and are therefore implicated in the symptoms of diarrhea...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849586/origins-of-the-current-seventh-cholera-pandemic
#18
Dalong Hu, Bin Liu, Lu Feng, Peng Ding, Xi Guo, Min Wang, Boyang Cao, Peter R Reeves, Lei Wang
Vibrio cholerae has caused seven cholera pandemics since 1817, imposing terror on much of the world, but bacterial strains are currently only available for the sixth and seventh pandemics. The El Tor biotype seventh pandemic began in 1961 in Indonesia, but did not originate directly from the classical biotype sixth-pandemic strain. Previous studies focused mainly on the spread of the seventh pandemic after 1970. Here, we analyze in unprecedented detail the origin, evolution, and transition to pandemicity of the seventh-pandemic strain...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836381/universal-protocol-for-the-rapid-automated-detection-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-directly-from-blood-cultures-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionisation-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
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Marina Oviaño, Katrin Sparbier, Maria José Barba, Markus Kostrzewa, Germán Bou
Detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria directly from blood cultures is a major challenge, as patients with bacteraemia are critically ill. Early detection can be helpful for selection of the most appropriate antibiotic therapy as well as adequate control of outbreaks. In the current study, a novel matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF)-based method was developed for the rapid, automated detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii directly from blood cultures...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833911/concurrent-resolution-of-chronic-diarrhea-likely-due-to-crohn-s-disease-and-infection-with-mycobacterium-avium-paratuberculosis
#20
Shoor V Singh, J Todd Kuenstner, William C Davis, Prabhat Agarwal, Naveen Kumar, Devendra Singh, Saurabh Gupta, Kundan K Chaubey, Ashok Kumar, Jyoti Misri, Sujatha Jayaraman, Jagdip S Sohal, Kuldeep Dhama
Examination of samples of stool from a 61-year-old male patient, presenting with the clinical symptoms of Crohn's disease (CD), revealed massive shedding of acid fast bacilli with the morphology of Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's disease in cattle. MAP was cultured from the stool. Biotyping of the bacterium isolated from cultures of stool demonstrated, it was the Indian Bison biotype of MAP, the dominant biotype infecting livestock and humans in India. Based on this finding and because the patient was unresponsive to standard therapy used in India to treat patients with gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, the patient was placed on a regimen of multi-antibiotic therapy, currently used to treat tuberculosis and CD...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
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