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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630063/listeria-vectored-vaccine-expressing-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-30-kda-major-secretory-protein-via-the-constitutively-active-prfa-regulon-boosts-bcg-efficacy-against-tuberculosis
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Qingmei Jia, Barbara Jane Dillon, Saša Masleša-Galić, Marcus A Horwitz
A potent vaccine against tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, is needed to enhance the immunity of people worldwide, most of whom have been vaccinated with the partially effective BCG vaccine. Here we investigate novel live attenuated recombinant Listeria monocytogenes (rLm) vaccines expressing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) 30 kDa major secretory protein (r30/Ag85B) (rLm30) as heterologous booster vaccines in animals primed with BCG. Using three attenuated Lm vectors, rLm ΔactA (LmI), rLm ΔactA ΔinlB (LmII), and rLm ΔactA ΔinlBprfA* (LmIII), we constructed five rLm30 vaccine candidates expressing the r30 linked in-frame to the Lm Listeriolycin O signal sequence and driven by the hly promoter (h30) or linked in-frame to the ActA N-terminus and driven by the actA promoter (a30)...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592545/development-of-a-web-tool-for-escherichia-coli-sub-typing-based-on-fimh-alleles
#2
Louise Roer, Veronika Tchesnokova, Rosa Allesøe, Mariya Muradova, Sujay Chattopadhyay, Johanne Ahrenfeldt, Martin C F Thomsen, Ole Lund, Frank Hansen, Anette M Hammerum, Evgeni Sokurenko, Henrik Hasman
The aim of this study was to construct a valid publicly available method for in silico fimH sub-typing of Escherichia coli particularly suitable for differentiation of fine-resolution subgroups within clonal groups defined by standard multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). FimTyper was constructed as a FASTA database containing all currently known fimH alleles. The software source code is publicly available on https://bitbucket.org/genomicepidemiology/fimtyper, the database freely available at https://bitbucket...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584160/rapid-identification-of-different-escherichia-coli-st131-clades
#3
Yasufumi Matsumura, Johann D D Pitout, Gisele Peirano, Rebekah DeVinney, Taro Noguchi, Masaki Yamamoto, Ryota Gomi, Tomonari Matsuda, Satoshi Nakano, Miki Nagao, Michio Tanaka, Satoshi Ichiyama
Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) is a pandemic clonal lineage that is responsible for the global increase in fluoroquinolone-resistance and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producers. The ST131 clade C, especially subclades C2 and C1-M27, are associated with ESBLs. We developed a multiplex conventional PCR assay with the ability to detect all ST131 clades (A, B, and C) as well as C subclades (C1-M27, C1-nM27 [C1-non-M27], and C2). To validate the assay, we used 80 ST131 global isolates that had been fully sequenced...
June 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552831/extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-healthy-humans-in-mexico-including-subclone-st131-b2-o25-h4-h30-rx
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Gerardo Cortés-Cortés, Patricia Lozano-Zarain, Carmen Torres, Carla Andrea Alonso, Ana María Ríos-Torres, Miguel Castañeda, Liliana López-Pliego, Armando Navarro, Rosa Del Carmen Rocha-Gracia
OBJECTIVES: The resistance mechanisms, molecular type and plasmid content of cefotaxime-resistant Escherichia coli isolated from faecal samples of healthy volunteers in Puebla, Mexico, were characterised. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cefotaxime-resistant E. coli were recovered from 11 (18%) of 60 healthy volunteers. The isolates (one per sample) were characterised as multidrug-resistant and phenotypically extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains. Genes encoding resistance to β-lactams (blaCTX-M-15, blaCTX-M-14a, blaCTX-M-14b, blaOXA-1, blaTEM-1b), quinolones [aac(6')-Ib-cr, qnrB19], aminoglycosides [aac(3')-II] and tetracycline [tet(A), tet(B)] were detected among the 11 ESBL-producing E...
June 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550370/molecular-epidemiology-of-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-and-its-h30-h30-rx-subclones-recovered-from-extra-intestinal-infections-first-report-of-oxa-48-producing-st131-clone-from-iran
#5
Z Hojabri, M Mirmohammadkhani, F Kamali, K Ghassemi, S Taghavipour, O Pajand
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) O25b-ST131 clone of Escherichia coli is well established as a significant cause of extra-intestinal infections worldwide. However, there have been no studies about the prevalence of ST131 and its H30/H30Rx subclones from Iran. The prevalence of ST131 was 29.8% among phylogroups B2, D, and F of E.coli isolates recovered from extra-intestinal infections. Fifty-seven (90.4%) and six (9.6%) of isolates belonged to serogroups O25b and O16 respectively, and exhibited high rates of MDR (98...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533233/epidemic-emergence-in-the-united-states-of-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-h30-2000-2009
#6
James R Johnson, Stephen Porter, Paul Thuras, Mariana Castanheira
The H30 subclone of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) has become the leading antimicrobial-resistance E. coli lineage in the U.S., and often exhibits resistance to one or both of two key antimicrobial classes for treating Gram-negative infections, extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) and fluoroquinolones (FQs). However, the timing of and reasons for its recent emergence are inadequately defined. Accordingly, from E. coli clinical isolates collected systematically across the U.S. by the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Programs in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009, 234 isolates were selected randomly, stratified by year, within three resistance categories: (i) ESC-reduced susceptibility, regardless of FQ phenotype (hereafter, ESC-RS), (ii) FQ-resistant, ESC-susceptible (hereafter, FQ-R), and (iii) FQ-susceptible, ESC-susceptible (hereafter, FQ-S)...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439032/inactivation-of-transcriptional-regulators-during-within-household-evolution-of-escherichia-coli
#7
Dagmara I Kisiela, Matthew Radey, Sandip Paul, Stephen Porter, Kseniya Polukhina, Veronika Tchesnokova, Sofiya Shevchenko, Diana Chan, Maliha Aziz, Timothy J Johnson, Lance B Price, James R Johnson, Evgeni V Sokurenko
We analyzed the within-household evolution of two household-associated Escherichia coli strains from pandemic clonal group ST131-H30, using isolates recovered from five individuals within two families, each of which had a distinct strain. Family 1's strain was represented by a urine isolate from the index patient (older sister) with recurrent cystitis, and a blood isolate from her younger sister with fatal urosepsis. Family 2's strain was represented by a urine isolate from the index patient (father) with pyelonephritis and renal abscesses, blood and kidney drainage isolates from the daughter with emphysematous pyelonephritis, and urine and fecal isolates from the mother with cystitis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429685/interlayer-crosslinked-micelles-prepared-from-star-shaped-copolymers-via-click-chemistry-for-sustained-drug-release
#8
Xiaojin Zhang, Hongquan Wang, Yu Dai
To balance the stability and the particle size of polymeric micelles, star-shaped copolymers Hx-yne-N3-PEG containing both alkynyl and azido groups were synthesized from hyperbranched 2,2-bismethylolpropionic acid polyester (H20 with 16 hydroxyl, H30 with 32 hydroxyl, H40 with 64 hydroxyl) to develop interlayer-crosslinked micelles by click chemistry. The results of dynamic light scattering indicate that the crosslinking could enhance the stability of polymeric micelles. The crosslinked micelles are regular nanosized (approximately 20 nm) spheres observed by a transmission electron microscope...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412380/colonization-by-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-long-term-care-facilities-in-italy-a-point-prevalence-study
#9
M Giufrè, E Ricchizzi, M Accogli, F Barbanti, M Monaco, F Pimentel de Araujo, C Farina, P Fazii, R Mattei, M Sarti, A Barozzi, R Buttazzi, M Cosentino, M Nardone, V Savini, P Spigaglia, A Pantosti, M L Moro, M Cerquetti
OBJECTIVES: To determine prevalence and risk factors for colonization by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in long-term care facility (LTCF) residents in Italy. Genotypes of MDRO isolates were investigated. METHODS: A point-prevalence study was conducted at 12 LTCFs located in four Italian cities (2 February to 14 March 2015). Rectal swabs, faeces and nasal/auxiliary swabs were cultured for extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- and/or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) respectively...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347271/the-st131-escherichia-coli-h22-subclone-from-human-intestinal-microbiota-comparison-of-genomic-and-phenotypic-traits-with-those-of-the-globally-successful-h30-subclone
#10
Marie-Hélène Nicolas-Chanoine, Marie Petitjean, Azucena Mora, Noémie Mayer, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Olivier Boulet, Véronique Leflon-Guibout, Jorge Blanco, Didier Hocquet
BACKGROUND: In 2006, we found healthy subjects carrying ST131 Escherichia coli in their intestinal microbiota consisting of two populations: a subdominant population of fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli belonging to subclone H30 (H30-R or subclade C1), the current worldwide dominant ST131 subclone, and a dominant E. coli population composed of antibiotic-susceptible E. coli belonging to subclone H22 (clade B), the precursor of subclone H30. We sequenced the whole genome of fecal H22 strain S250, compared it to the genomes of ExPEC ST131 H30-Rx strain JJ1886 and commensal ST131 H41 strain SE15, sought the H22-H30 genomic differences in our fecal strains and assessed their phenotypic consequences...
March 27, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257756/bacteraemia-due-to-non-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-o25b-h4-sequence-type-131-insights-into-risk-factors-clinical-features-and-outcomes
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Isabel Morales-Barroso, Lorena López-Cerero, José Molina, Mar Bellido, María Dolores Navarro, Lara Serrano, Verónica González-Galán, Julia Praena, Alvaro Pascual, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
The epidemiology and outcomes of bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by Escherichia coli ST131 isolates not producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) are not well defined despite being more prevalent than ESBL-producers. In this study, risk factors and the impact on outcome of BSIs caused by non-ESBL-producing ST131 E. coli versus non-ST131 E. coli were investigated. A case-control study was performed in two tertiary centres to identify risk factors for ST131. Molecular methods were used to investigate all E...
April 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139277/clonal-distribution-and-associated-characteristics-of-escherichia-coli-clinical-and-surveillance-isolates-from-a-military-medical-center
#12
Amee R Manges, Katrin Mende, Clinton K Murray, Brian D Johnston, Evgeni V Sokurenko, Veronika Tchesnokova, James R Johnson
Antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli are a concern for military health services. We studied 100 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and non-producing E. coli clinical and surveillance isolates from military personnel and civilians at Brooke Army Medical Center (2007-2011). Major E. coli lineages, most prominently ST10 (24%), ST131 (16%), and ST648 (8%), were distributed much as reported for other North American populations. ST131, represented mainly by its resistance-associated ST131-H30 clonal subset, was uniquely associated with a clinical origin, regardless of ESBL status...
April 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077674/population-structure-of-japanese-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-its-relationship-with-antimicrobial-resistance
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Yasufumi Matsumura, Taro Noguchi, Michio Tanaka, Toru Kanahashi, Masaki Yamamoto, Miki Nagao, Shunji Takakura, Satoshi Ichiyama
Objectives: To define the population structure of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) in Japan and its relationship with antimicrobial resistance and the major resistance mechanisms for fluoroquinolones and β-lactams, we designed a multicentre prospective study. Methods: A total of 329 ExPEC isolates were collected at 10 Japanese acute-care hospitals during December 2014. We defined the clonal groups of ExPEC by fumC and fimH sequencing (CH typing)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061803/evaluation-of-mlva-for-epidemiological-typing-and-outbreak-detection-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-in-sweden
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Lisa Helldal, Nahid Karami, Christina Welinder-Olsson, Edward R B Moore, Christina Åhren
BACKGROUND: To identify the spread of nosocomial infections and halt outbreak development caused by Escherichia coli that carry multiple antibiotic resistance factors, such as extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and carbapenemases, is becoming demanding challenges due to the rapid global increase and constant and increasing influx of these bacteria from the community to the hospital setting. Our aim was to assess a reliable and rapid typing protocol for ESBL-E. coli, with the primary focus to screen for possible clonal relatedness between isolates...
January 6, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904884/escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-h30-is-the-main-driver-of-emerging-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-e-coli-at-a-tertiary-care-center
#15
James R Johnson, Brian Johnston, Paul Thuras, Bryn Launer, Evgeni V Sokurenko, Loren G Miller
The H30 strain of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131-H30) is a recently emerged, globally disseminated lineage associated with fluoroquinolone resistance and, via its H30Rx subclone, the CTX-M-15 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL). Here, we studied the clonal background and resistance characteristics of 109 consecutive recent E. coli clinical isolates (2015) and 41 historical ESBL-producing E. coli blood isolates (2004 to 2011) from a public tertiary care center in California with a rising prevalence of ESBL-producing E...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865830/community-onset-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-at-two-korean-community-hospitals-the-spread-of-multidrug-resistant-e-coli-to-the-community-via-healthcare-facilities
#16
Young Ah Kim, Jin Ju Kim, Heejung Kim, Kyungwon Lee
BACKGROUND: The recent molecular epidemiology of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli infection in two Korean community hospitals was evaluated in this prospective observational study. METHODS: We collected non-duplicated E. coli isolates from consecutive, sequentially encountered patients with community-onset episodes between March and April 2016 in two community hospitals in Gyeonggi-do province, Korea. We studied the prevalence, clinical characteristics and molecular epidemiology of E...
January 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836379/trends-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-and-its-h30-subclone-in-a-french-hospital-over-a-15-year-period
#17
Marlène Sauget, Pascal Cholley, Andréa Vannier, Michelle Thouverez, Marie-Hélène Nicolas-Chanoine, Didier Hocquet, Xavier Bertrand
Sequence type 131 (ST131) is a predominant lineage among extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli. It plays a major role in the worldwide dissemination of E. coli producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs). Here we describe the long-term epidemiology of this clonal group in a French university hospital, where the incidence of ESBL-producing E. coli has increased from 0.018 case per 1000 patient-days in the year 2000 to 0.50 case per 1000 patient-days in 2014. The first of the 141 ST131 isolates was recovered in 2006, and the ST131 clonal group accounted for 18...
December 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798205/community-carriage-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-is-associated-with-strains-of-low-pathogenicity-a-swedish-nationwide-study
#18
Sofia Ny, Sonja Löfmark, Stefan Börjesson, Stina Englund, Maj Ringman, Jakob Bergström, Pontus Nauclér, Christian G Giske, Sara Byfors
OBJECTIVES: Community carriage of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (EPE) is common worldwide and there is a need to understand the connection between carriage and infection. We compared the molecular characteristics of EPE among Swedish community carriers with those of EPE causing invasive infections. METHODS: We collected 2134 faecal samples from randomly selected Swedish inhabitants and examined them for the presence of EPE. All participating volunteers answered a questionnaire about putative risk factors for EPE carriage...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561287/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-that-constant-heat-stress-modifies-the-metabolism-and-structure-of-the-porcine-longissimus-dorsi-skeletal-muscle
#19
Yue Hao, Yuejin Feng, Peige Yang, Yanjun Cui, Jiru Liu, Chunhe Yang, Xianhong Gu
Exposure to high ambient temperatures is detrimental to pig rearing and porcine meat quality. Deep molecular sequencing allows for genomic characterization of porcine skeletal muscles and helps understand how the genomic landscape may impact meat quality. To this end, we performed mRNA-seq to molecularly dissect the impact of heat stress on porcine skeletal muscles, longissimus dorsi. Sixteen castrated, male DLY pigs [which are crossbreeds between Duroc (D) boars and Landrace (L) × Yorkshire (Y) sows, 79...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458434/dissimilar-fitness-associated-with-resistance-to-fluoroquinolones-influences-clonal-dynamics-of-various-multiresistant-bacteria
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Miklos Fuzi
Fitness cost associated with resistance to fluoroquinolones was recently shown to vary across clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. The resulting dissimilar fitness should have influenced the clonal dynamics and thereby the rates of resistance for these pathogens. Moreover, a similar mechanism was recently proposed for the emergence of the H30 and H30R lineages of ESBL-producing E. coli and the major international clone (ribotype 027) of Clostridium difficile...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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