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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646205/comparative-nanouplc-ms-e-analysis-between-magainin-i-susceptible-and-resistant-escherichia-coli-strains
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Marlon H Cardoso, Keyla C de Almeida, Elizabete de S Cândido, André M Murad, Simoni C Dias, Octávio L Franco
In recent years the antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been prospected and designed as new alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Indeed, AMPs have presented great potential toward pathogenic bacterial strains by means of complex mechanisms of action. However, reports have increasingly emerged regarding the mechanisms by which bacteria resist AMP administration. In this context, we performed a comparative proteomic study by using the total bacterial lysate of magainin I-susceptible and -resistant E. coli strains...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646112/crispr-cas12a-assisted-recombineering-in-bacteria
#2
Mei-Yi Yan, Hai-Qin Yan, Gai-Xian Ren, Ju-Ping Zhao, Xiao-Peng Guo, Yi-Cheng Sun
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas12a (Cpf1) has emerged as an effective genome editing tool in many organisms. Here, we developed and optimized a CRISPR-Cas12a assisted recombineering system to facilitate genetic manipulation in bacteria. Using this system, point mutations, deletions, insertions, and gene replacements can be easily generated on the chromosome or native plasmids in Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, and Mycobacterium smegmatis Because CRISPR-Cas12a-assisted recombineering does not require introduction of an antibiotic resistance gene into the chromosome to select for recombinants, it is an efficient approach for generating markerless and scarless mutations in bacteria...
June 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645197/pht%C3%AE-promoted-mobilization-of-non-conjugative-resistance-plasmids-from-enterococcus-faecium-to-enterococcus-faecalis
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Laura Di Sante, Gianluca Morroni, Andrea Brenciani, Carla Vignaroli, Alberto Antonelli, Marco Maria D'Andrea, Andrea Di Cesare, Eleonora Giovanetti, Pietro E Varaldo, Gian Maria Rossolini, Francesca Biavasco
Objectives: : To analyse the recombination events associated with conjugal mobilization of two multiresistance plasmids, pRUM 17i48 and pLAG (formerly named pDO1-like), from Enterococcus faecium 17i48 to Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2. Methods: : The plasmids from two E. faecalis transconjugants (JH-4T, tetracycline resistant, and JH-8E, erythromycin resistant) and from the E. faecium donor (also carrying a pHTβ-like conjugative plasmid, named pHTβ 17i48 ) were investigated by several methods, including PCR mapping and sequencing, S1-PFGE followed by Southern blotting and hybridization, and WGS...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644060/lytic-transglycosylases-concinnity-in-concision-of-the-bacterial-cell-wall
#4
David A Dik, Daniel R Marous, Jed F Fisher, Shahriar Mobashery
The lytic transglycosylases (LTs) are bacterial enzymes that catalyze the non-hydrolytic cleavage of the peptidoglycan structures of the bacterial cell wall. They are not catalysts of glycan synthesis as might be surmised from their name. Notwithstanding the seemingly mundane reaction catalyzed by the LTs, their lytic reactions serve bacteria for a series of astonishingly diverse purposes. These purposes include cell-wall synthesis, remodeling, and degradation; for the detection of cell-wall-acting antibiotics; for the expression of the mechanism of cell-wall-acting antibiotics; for the insertion of secretion systems and flagellar assemblies into the cell wall; as a virulence mechanism during infection by certain Gram-negative bacteria; and in the sporulation and germination of Gram-positive spores...
June 23, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642945/nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-biosynthetic-clusters-of-eskape-pathogens
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REVIEW
Andrew M Gulick
Covering: up to 2017.Natural products are important secondary metabolites produced by bacterial and fungal species that play important roles in cellular growth and signaling, nutrient acquisition, intra- and interspecies communication, and virulence. A subset of natural products is produced by nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs), a family of large, modular enzymes that function in an assembly line fashion. Because of the pharmaceutical activity of many NRPS products, much effort has gone into the exploration of their biosynthetic pathways and the diverse products they make...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642756/high-prevalence-of-macrolide-resistance-and-molecular-characterization-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-isolates-circulating-in-china-from-2009-to-2016
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Binghuai Lu, Yujie Fang, Yanyan Fan, Xingchun Chen, Junrui Wang, Ji Zeng, Yi Li, Zhijun Zhang, Lei Huang, Hongxia Li, Dong Li, Fengxia Zhu, Yanchao Cui, Duochun Wang
Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A Streptococcus, is a pathogen responsible for a wide range of clinical manifestations, from mild skin and soft tissue infections and pharyngitis to severe diseases. Its epidemiological characteristics should be comprehensively under surveillance for regulating the national prevention and treatment practice. Herein, a total of 140 S. pyogenes, including 38 invasive and 102 noninvasive isolates, were collected from infected patients in 10 tertiary general hospitals from 7 cities/provinces in China during the years 2009-2016...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642145/new-and-improved-a-review-of-novel-antibiotics-for-gram-positive-bacteria
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REVIEW
Mohamed Abbas, Mical Paul, Angela Huttner
BACKGROUND: The number of antibiotics in the pipeline targeting Gram-positive pathogens has increased in recent years. AIMS: This narrative review aims to provide a summary of existing evidence on efficacy, microbiologic spectrum, and safety of novel systemic antibiotics that have either recently been licenced or completed phase III trials, and possess activity predominantly against Gram-positive organisms. SOURCES: A review of the published literature via the MEDLINE database was performed...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639846/antibiotic-prophylaxis-is-not-indicated-prior-to-dental-procedures-for-prevention-of-periprosthetic-joint-infections
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Willem M H Rademacher, Geert H I M Walenkamp, Dirk Jan F Moojen, Johannes G E Hendriks, Theo A Goedendorp, Frederik R Rozema
Background and purpose - To minimize the risk of hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection (HPJI), international and Dutch guidelines recommended antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures. Unclear definitions and contradictory recommendations in these guidelines have led to unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. To formulate new guidelines, a joint committee of the Dutch Orthopaedic and Dental Societies conducted a systematic literature review to answer the following question: can antibiotic prophylaxis be recommended for patients (with joint prostheses) undergoing dental procedures in order to prevent dental HPJI? Methods - The Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), reviews, and observational studies up to July 2015...
June 22, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639649/computational-design-of-cephradine-synthase-in-a-new-scaffold-identified-from-structural-databases
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Xiaoqiang Huang, Jing Xue, Yushan Zhu
Computational enzyme design exhibits excellent performance for identifying potential scaffolds from structural databases and creating new enzymatic catalysts from naught. Using the active site-matching algorithm ProdaMatch, we identified a new scaffold cocaine esterase from Rhodococcus sp. that showed modest activity (kcat/Km = 0.018 M(-1) s(-1)) towards the hydrolysis of β-lactam antibiotic cephradine. The identified cocaine esterase scaffold afforded low sequence identity (<30%) with the known β-lactam synthases, such as penicillin G acylase or α-amino acid ester hydrolase, and was able to catalyze the condensation reaction between d-dihydrophenylglycine methyl ester and 7-aminodesacetoxycephalosporanic acid to produce cephradine via a kinetically controlled synthesis...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639162/bacterial-genome-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-a-pathogen-oriented-review
#10
REVIEW
F Tagini, G Greub
In recent years, whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been perceived as a technology with the potential to revolutionise clinical microbiology. Herein, we reviewed the literature on the use of WGS for the most commonly encountered pathogens in clinical microbiology laboratories: Escherichia coli and other Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci, mycobacteria and Chlamydia trachomatis. For each pathogen group, we focused on five different aspects: the genome characteristics, the most common genomic approaches and the clinical uses of WGS for (i) typing and outbreak analysis, (ii) virulence investigation and (iii) in silico antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638992/a-qm-mm-study-on-the-enzymatic-inactivation-of-cefotaxime
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Ignacio Lizana, Eduardo J Delgado
The reaction between the antibiotic cefotaxime and the CTX-M-14 class A serine hydrolase is addressed from a theoretical point of view, by means of hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) calculations, adopting a new approach that postulates that the residue Ser70 itself should play the role of the acid-base species required for the cefotaxime acylation. The proposed mechanism differs from earlier proposals existing in literature for other class A β-lactamases. The results confirm the hypothesis, and show that the reaction should occur via a concerted mechanism in which the acylation of the lactam carbonyl carbon, protonation of the N7 lactam atom, and opening of the β-lactam ring occurs simultaneously...
July 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638762/reductive-deamination-by-benzyne-for-deoxy-sugar-synthesis-through-a-domino-reaction
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Jih Ru Hwu, D Balaji Chandrasekhar, Kuo Chu Hwang, Chun-Cheng Lin, Jia-Cherng Horng, Fa-Kuen Shieh
Benzyne was developed as a reducing agent in the key step of converting amino sugars and ketoses into deoxy sugars, which occur widely in natural products. Many deoxy sugars exhibit antibiotic and anticancer activities, and furthermore, they play essential biological roles. By treatment with CS2 and then Ac2O, amino sugars and ketoses were converted into the corresponding 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thiones. In the key step, these intermediates were treated with 2-trimethylsilylphenyl triflate (2.0 equiv.) and CsF (3...
June 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638759/synthetic-approaches-toward-monocyclic-3-amino-%C3%AE-lactams
#13
REVIEW
Sari Deketelaere, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Christian V Stevens, Matthias D'hooghe
Due to the emerging resistance against classical β-lactam-based antibiotics, a growing number of bacterial infections has become harder to treat. This alarming tendency necessitates continued research on novel antibacterial agents. Many classes of β-lactam antibiotics are characterized by the presence of the 3-aminoazetidin-2-one core, which resembles the natural substrate of the target penicillin-binding proteins. In that respect, this Review summarizes the different synthetic pathways toward this key structure for the development of new antibacterial agents...
June 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638580/there-may-be-more-than-meets-the-eye-with-clostridium-perfringens-bacteremia
#14
Stephen Melnick, Salik Nazir, Brian Chwiecko, Benjamin Lloyd
We present the case of an 89-year-old man with a 1 month history of fevers and fatigue. Blood cultures were positive for Clostridium perfringens. The patient had worsening abdominal distension in which an abdominal computed tomography scan uncovered a colonic mass, and further work-up revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. The patient was treated with antibiotics, but unfortunately, given his age and the new malignancy, he was discharged to hospice care. The association between clostridial bacteremia and colon cancer has been well described in the literature and is further discussed in this article...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638371/the-anticancer-peptide-tat-rasgap317-326-exerts-broad-antimicrobial-activity
#15
Mathieu Heulot, Nicolas Jacquier, Sébastien Aeby, Didier Le Roy, Thierry Roger, Evgeniya Trofimenko, David Barras, Gilbert Greub, Christian Widmann
Antibiotic resistance has become a major health issue. Nosocomial infections and the prevalence of resistant pathogenic bacterial strains are rising steadily. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop new classes of antibiotics effective on multi-resistant nosocomial pathogenic bacteria. We have previously shown that a cell-permeable peptide derived from the p120 Ras GTPase-activating protein (RasGAP), called TAT-RasGAP317-326, induces cancer cell death, inhibits metastatic progression, and sensitizes tumor cells to various anti-cancer treatments in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637845/successful-conservative-management-of-a-permanent-pacemaker-pocket-infection-a-less-invasive-approach
#16
Alexander James Keeley, Daniel Hammersley, Madhava Dissanayake
We present a successful conservative management strategy for a frail elderly patient with a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker who presented with evidence of an Enterobacter cloacae pacemaker pocket infection. A device washout and debridement procedure was performed, with reburial of the device in a new prepectoral pocket and creation of a closed-loop continuous antibiotic infusion into the infected pacemaker pocket. This was followed by a 6-week course of ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy. This conservative management strategy avoided the need for a more invasive and high-risk full device extraction, which the patient clearly stated he did not wish to have...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637557/nomogram-derived-prediction-of-postoperative-ileus-after-colectomy-an-assessment-from-nationwide-procedure-targeted-cohort
#17
Ahmet Rencuzogullari, Cigdem Benlice, Meagan Costedio, Feza H Remzi, Emre Gorgun
Postoperative ileus (POI) is a clinical burden to health-care system. This study aims to evaluate the incidence and predictors of POI in patients undergoing colectomy and create a nomogram by using recently released procedure-targeted nationwide database. Patients who underwent elective colectomy in 2012 and 2013 were identified from American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program using the new procedure-targeted database. Demographics, comorbidities, and 30-day postoperative outcomes were evaluated...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637307/sparing-carbapenem-usage
#18
A Peter R Wilson
Background: Carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria is increasing in many countries and use of carbapenems and antibiotics to which resistance is linked should be reduced to slow its emergence. There are no directly equivalent antibiotics and the alternatives are less well supported by clinical trials. The few new agents are expensive. Objectives: To provide guidance on strategies to reduce carbapenem usage. Methods: A literature review was performed as described in the BSAC/HIS/BIA/IPS Joint Working Party on Multiresistant Gram-negative Infection Report...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637209/purification-and-characterization-of-two-new-cell-bound-bioactive-compounds-produced-by-wildlactococcus-lactisstrain
#19
Margarete Alice Fontes Saraiva, Dag Anders Brede, Ingolf Figved Nes, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira, Marisa Vieira de Queiroz, Célia Alencar de Moraes
Novel compounds and innovative methods are required considering that antibiotic resistance has reached a crisis point. In the study, two cell-bound antimicrobial compounds produced by L. lactis ID1.5 were isolated and partially characterized. Following purification by cationic exchange and a solid phase C18 column, antimicrobial activity was recovered after three runs of RPC using 60% (v/v) and 100% (v/v) of 2-propanol for elution, suggesting that more than one antimicrobial compound were produced by L. lactis ID1...
June 20, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637081/molecular-characterization-of-gluten-hydrolyzing-bacillus-spp-and-their-efficacy-and-biotherapeutic-potential-as-probiotics-using-caco-2-cell-line
#20
B S Rashmi, Gayathri Devaraja
AIM: To isolate and characterize indigenous gluten hydrolyzing bacteria from wheat sourdough and curd samples and further evaluation of their probiotic potentiality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Indigenous gluten hydrolyzing isolates GS 33, GS 143, GS 181 and GS 188 were identified as Bacillus spp. by molecular-typing methods and studied extensively for their functional and probiotic attributes. All the tested isolates could survive at pH 2 and toxicity of 0.3% bile and also exhibited cell-surface hydrophobicity and autoaggregation phenotype...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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