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Zhiqiang Chen, Yao Wang, Qinxue Wen
Excessive use of antibiotics in breeding industry leads to accumulation of antibiotic residuals and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in environment from improperly treated livestock excrements. Four commonly used veterinary antibiotics including chlortetracycline (CTC), sulfamerazine (SMZ), enrofloxacin (ENR) and erythromycin (ERY) were monitored in the swine manure composting. Co-resistance and cross-resistance effects among relative ARGs, correlations between ARGs and bacterial community under multiple antibiotics residual during the composting were investigated in this research...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Xiaolu Yu, Hang Liu, Chengjun Pu, Junhao Chen, Ying Sun, Lin Hu
A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe method was established for simultaneous extraction and cleanup of multiple antibiotics in leafy vegetables, and ultra high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry was used for analysis. Antibiotics in leafy vegetables were extracted with citric acid/sodium citrate in mixed solvents consisting of acetonitrile/methanol (85:15 v/v) from 10 g of vegetables. Octadecylsilyl and graphitized carbon black were used as dispersant adsorbents...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
Menghua Xiong, Yan Bao, Xin Xu, Hua Wang, Zhiyuan Han, Zhiyu Wang, Yeqing Liu, Songyin Huang, Ziyuan Song, Jinjing Chen, Richard M Peek, Lichen Yin, Lin-Feng Chen, Jianjun Cheng
Current clinical treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, the main etiological factor in the development of gastritis, gastric ulcers, and gastric carcinoma, requires a combination of at least two antibiotics and one proton pump inhibitor. However, such triple therapy suffers from progressively decreased therapeutic efficacy due to the drug resistance and undesired killing of the commensal bacteria due to poor selectivity. Here, we report the development of antimicrobial polypeptide-based monotherapy, which can specifically kill H...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mark A Kreutzberger, Antje Pokorny, Paulo F Almeida
Daptomycin is an acidic, 13-amino acid, cyclic polypeptide that contains a number of nonproteinogenic residues and is modified at its N-terminus with a decanoyl chain. It has been in clinical use since 2003 against selected drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp infections. In vitro, daptomycin is active against Gram-positive pathogens at low concentrations but its antibiotic activity depends critically on the presence of calcium ions. This dependence has been thought to arise from binding of one or two Ca(2+) ions to daptomycin as a required step in its interaction with the bacterial membrane...
November 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Ke Liu, Xiaofei Yin, Daolai Zhang, Dongyun Yan, Lijuan Cui, Zhigang Zhu, Li Wen
The distribution, sources, and risk assessment of eight quinotone antibiotics (QNs) in the surface sediments from the wetland in Jiaozhou Bay were investigated. The results showed that QNs were detected in all samples, and the total concentrations of QNs in the sediments ranged from 0.276 to 5.229ng/g. The highest concentration occurred at the entrance to the Yang River wetland. Principal component analysis suggested that the QNs mainly originated from sewage discharges from hospitals, human and aquaculture industries...
November 9, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Weiwei Bian, Zhen Liu, Gang Lian, Le Wang, Qilong Wang, Jinhua Zhan
That intense demand for both high sensitivity and high reliability has been a key factor strengthening the surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in the analytical application, particular in the hyphenation with pre-concentration technique. Credible data acquisition and processing is very dependent on the stable and uniform performance of SERS-active substrate. Here, a reliable and uniform ultrathin-layer Au was proposed for protecting the porous Ag fiber (porous Ag@Au) and applied in the solid phase microextraction coupled with SERS...
November 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
Fausto Scoppetta, Marco Sensi, Maria Pia Franciosini, Marinella Capuccella
Antibiotic use in food-producing animals has considerable impact on public health, especially with respect to the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. Pigs represent one of the main species in which antibiotics are frequently used for different purposes. Surveillance of antibiotic consumption and dose appropriateness, through novel approaches based on defined daily doses, is strongly needed to assess farms' antibiotic risk, in terms of spread of antibiotic resistance and possibile presence of residues in meat...
August 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
Zhi Yue, Wei Chen, Helen I Zgurskaya, Jana Shen
AcrB is the inner-membrane transporter of E. coli AcrAB-TolC tripartite efflux complex, which plays a major role in the intrinsic resistance to clinically important antibiotics. AcrB pumps a wide range of toxic substrates by utilizing the proton gradient between periplasm and cytoplasm. Crystal structures of AcrB revealed three distinct conformational states of the transport cycle, substrate access, binding and extrusion, or loose (L), tight (T) and open (O) states. However, the specific residue(s) responsible for proton binding/release and the mechanism of proton-coupled conformational cycling remain controversial...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
A H C Van Bruggen, M M He, K Shin, V Mai, K C Jeong, M R Finckh, J G Morris
The herbicide glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, has been used extensively in the past 40years, under the assumption that side effects were minimal. However, in recent years, concerns have increased worldwide about the potential wide ranging direct and indirect health effects of the large scale use of glyphosate. In 2015, the World Health Organization reclassified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans. A detailed overview is given of the scientific literature on the movement and residues of glyphosate and its breakdown product aminomethyl phosphonic acid (AMPA) in soil and water, their toxicity to macro- and microorganisms, their effects on microbial compositions and potential indirect effects on plant, animal and human health...
November 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Rachel Whitty, Joanne M Bargman, Alex Kiss, Linda Dresser, Philip Lui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Residual kidney function contributes to the clearance of antibiotics excreted by the kidneys, lowering the antibiotic concentration, which may adversely affect the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. The objective of our study was to examine the relationship between residual kidneyfunction and peritonitis treatment outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our study included 181 participants who experienced 339 episodes of Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and culture-negative peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis at a single centerfrom 2003 to 2010...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Norival A Santos-Filho, Rafaela S Fernandes, Bruna F Sgardioli, Matheus A S Ramos, Julia P Piccoli, Ilana L B C Camargo, Tais M Bauab, Eduardo M Cilli
Antimicrobial peptides can be used systemically, however, their susceptibility to proteases is a major obstacle in peptide-based therapeutic development. In the present study, the serum stability of p-BthTX-I (KKYRYHLKPFCKK) and (p-BthTX-I)₂, a p-BthTX-I disulfide-linked dimer, were analyzed by mass spectrometry and analytical high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Antimicrobial activities were assessed by determining their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) using cation-adjusted Mueller-Hinton broth...
November 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Marcelo Augusto de Souza Costa, Bianca Carreiro Cerri, Sandra Regina Ceccato-Antonini
Fermentation is one of the most critical steps of the fuel ethanol production and it is directly influenced by the fermentation system, selected yeast, and bacterial contamination, especially from the genus Lactobacillus. To control the contamination, the industry applies antibiotics and biocides; however, these substances can result in an increased cost and environmental problems. The use of the acid treatment of cells (water-diluted sulfuric acid, adjusted to pH 2.0-2.5) between the fermentation cycles is not always effective to combat the bacterial contamination...
November 6, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Aastha Tiwari, Preeti Singh, Pooja Jaitley, Sushant Sharma, Atul Prakash, Rajesh Mandil, Soumen Choudhury, Neeraj Kumar Gangwar, Satish K Garg
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bacterial endometritis is one of the major causes of reproductive disorders including infertility in farm animals. Antibiotics are generally used for treatment of such disorders but now a days residues of antibiotics are of great public health concern, therefore, phytoremediation is being considered as an alternative to use of antibiotics. AIM OF THE STUDY: Present study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of Eucalyptus robusta leaves methanolic extract against endometritis along with the possible mechanism of action especially targeting inflammatory biomarkers...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Jaiyanth Daniel, Liz Abraham, Amanda Martin, Xyryl Pablo, Shelby Reyes
The Rv2477c protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) belongs to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) subfamily F that contains proteins with tandem nucleotide-binding domains but lacking transmembrane domains. ABC-F subfamily proteins have been implicated in diverse cellular processes such as translation, antibiotic resistance, cell growth and nutrient sensing. In order to investigate the biochemical characteristics of Rv2477c, we expressed it in Escherichia coli, purified it and characterized its enzymatic functions...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Grzegorz Siedlewicz, Anna Białk-Bielińska, Marta Borecka, Aleksandra Winogradow, Piotr Stepnowski, Ksenia Pazdro
Concentrations of selected antibiotic compounds from different groups were measured in sediment samples (14 analytes) and in near-bottom water samples (12 analytes) collected in 2011-2013 from the southern Baltic Sea (Polish coastal zone). Antibiotics were determined at concentration levels of a few to hundreds of ng g(-1) d.w. in sediments and ng L(-1) in near-bottom waters. The most frequently detected compounds were sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, oxytetracycline in sediments and sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in near-bottom waters...
October 31, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Syed Ghazanfar Ali, Mohammad Azam Ansari, Qazi Mohd Sajid Jamal, Haris M Khan, Mohammad Jalal, Hilal Ahmad, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa an opportunistic pathogen regulates its virulence through Quorum sensing (QS) mechanism comprising of Las and Rhl system. Targeting of QS mechanism could be an ideal strategy to combat infection caused by P. aeruginosa. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been broadly applied as antimicrobial agents against a number of pathogenic bacterial and fungal strains, but have not been reported as an anti-QS agent. Therefore, the aim of present work was to show the computational analysis for the interaction of AgNPs with the QS system using an In silico approach...
2017: In Silico Pharmacology
Chengjun Pu, Hang Liu, Guochun Ding, Ying Sun, Xiaolu Yu, Junhao Chen, Jingyao Ren, Xiaoyan Gong
Biogas slurry and residue contaminated with antibiotics are widely used as fertilizers in vegetable crop planting. However, their impact on the spreading of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in vegetable fields is still largely unknown. In the present study, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB), ARGs and bacterial communities from pig manure to fields were monitored by using viable plate counts, high-throughput fluorescent quantitative PCR (HT-qPCR) and Illumina MiSeq sequencing. Eighty-three ARGs and 3 transposons genes were detected...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Eric M Lewandowski, Kathryn G Lethbridge, Ruslan Sanishvili, Joanna Skiba, Konrad Kowalski, Yu Chen
The β-lactam antibiotics inhibit penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) by forming a stable, covalent, acyl-enzyme complex. During the evolution from PBPs to Class A β-lactamases, the β-lactamases acquired Glu166 to activate a catalytic water and cleave the acyl-enzyme bond. Here we present three product complex crystal structures of CTX-M-14 Class A β-lactamase with a ruthenocene-conjugated penicillin - a 0.85 Å resolution structure of E166A mutant complexed with the penilloate product, a 1.30 Å resolution complex structure of the same mutant with the penicilloate product, and a 1...
November 2, 2017: FEBS Journal
Neil Pj Price, Michael A Jackson, Karl E Vermillion, Judith A Blackburn, Jiakun Li, Biao Yu
Tunicamycin is a Streptomyces-derived inhibitor of eukaryotic protein N-glycosylation and bacterial cell wall biosynthesis, and is a potent and general toxin by these biological mechanisms. The antibacterial activity is dependent in part upon a π-π stacking interaction between the tunicamycin uridyl group and a specific Phe residue within MraY, a tunicamycin-binding protein in bacteria. We have previously shown that reducing the tunicamycin uridyl group to 5,6-dihydrouridyl (DHU) significantly lowers its eukaryotic toxicity, potentially by disrupting the π-stacking with the active site Phe...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Melissa D Barnes, Marisa L Winkler, Magdalena A Taracila, Malcolm G Page, Eric Desarbre, Barry N Kreiswirth, Ryan K Shields, Minh-Hong Nguyen, Cornelius Clancy, Brad Spellberg, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Robert A Bonomo
The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs), β-lactamases that inactivate "last-line" antibiotics such as imipenem, represents a major challenge to contemporary antibiotic therapies. The combination of ceftazidime (CAZ) and avibactam (AVI), a potent β-lactamase inhibitor, represents an attempt to overcome this formidable threat and to restore the efficacy of the antibiotic against Gram-negative bacteria bearing KPCs. CAZ-AVI-resistant clinical strains expressing KPC variants with substitutions in the Ω-loop are emerging...
October 31, 2017: MBio
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