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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337343/antimicrobial-resistance-genetic-markers-in-potentially-pathogenic-gram-positive-cocci-isolated-from-brazilian-soft-cheese
#1
Juliana Alves Resende, Cláudia Oliveira Fontes, Alessandra Barbosa Ferreira-Machado, Thiago César Nascimento, Vânia Lúcia Silva, Cláudio Galuppo Diniz
Although most Brazilian dairy products meet high technological standards, there are quality issues regarding milk production, which may reduce the final product quality. Several microbial species may contaminate milk during manufacture and handling. If antimicrobial usage remains uncontrolled in dairy cattle, the horizontal transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes in foodstuffs may be of particular concern for both food producers and dairy industry. This study focused on the evaluation of putative Gram positive cocci in Minas cheese and of antimicrobial and biocide resistance genes among the isolated bacteria...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335005/in-depth-resistome-analysis-by-targeted-metagenomics
#2
Val F Lanza, Fernando Baquero, José Luís Martínez, Ricardo Ramos-Ruíz, Bruno González-Zorn, Antoine Andremont, Antonio Sánchez-Valenzuela, Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich, Sean Kennedy, Etienne Ruppé, Willem van Schaik, Rob J Willems, Fernando de la Cruz, Teresa M Coque
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a major global health challenge. Metagenomics allows analyzing the presence and dynamics of "resistomes" (the ensemble of genes encoding antimicrobial resistance in a given microbiome) in disparate microbial ecosystems. However, the low sensitivity and specificity of available metagenomic methods preclude the detection of minority populations (often present below their detection threshold) and/or the identification of allelic variants that differ in the resulting phenotype...
January 15, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329085/an-integrated-approach-to-assess-the-impacts-of-zinc-pyrithione-at-different-levels-of-biological-organization-in-marine-mussels
#3
Lorna J Dallas, Andrew Turner, Tim P Bean, Brett P Lyons, Awadhesh N Jha
The mechanisms of sublethal toxicity of the antifouling biocide, zinc pyrithione (ZnPT), have not been well-studied. This investigation demonstrates that 14-d sublethal exposure to ZnPT (0.2 or 2 μM, alongside inorganic Zn and sea water controls) is genotoxic to mussel haemocytes but suggests that this is not caused by oxidative DNA damage as no significant induction of oxidised purines was detected by Fpg-modified comet assay. More ecologically relevant endpoints, including decreased clearance rate (CR), cessation of attachment and decreased tolerance of stress on stress (SoS), also showed significant response to ZnPT exposure...
December 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328973/feeding-inhibition-in-corbicula-fluminea-o-f-muller-1774-as-an-effect-criterion-to-pollutant-exposure-perspectives-for-ecotoxicity-screening-and-refinement-of-chemical-control
#4
Bruno Branco Castro, Carlos Silva, Inês Patrunilho Efe Macário, Bruno Oliveira, Fernando Gonçalves, Joana Luísa Pereira
Bivalves are commonly used in biomonitoring programs to track pollutants. Several features, including its filter-feeding abilities, cumulatively argue in favour of the use of the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) as a biosentinel and an ecotoxicological model. Filtration in bivalves is very sensitive to external stimuli and its control is dictated by regulation of the opening/closure of the valves, which may be used as an avoidance defence against contaminants. Here, we investigate the filter-feeding behaviour of the Asian clam as an endpoint for assessing exposure to pollutants, driven by two complementary goals: (i) to generate relevant and sensitive toxicological information based on the ability of C...
January 4, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324696/quantitative-assessment-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-plga-films-loaded-with-4-hexylresorcinol
#5
Michael Kemme, Regina Heinzel-Wieland
Profound screening and evaluation methods for biocide-releasing polymer films are crucial for predicting applicability and therapeutic outcome of these drug delivery systems. For this purpose, we developed an agar overlay assay embedding biopolymer composite films in a seeded microbial lawn. By combining this approach with model-dependent analysis for agar diffusion, antimicrobial potency of the entrapped drug can be calculated in terms of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). Thus, the topical antiseptic 4-hexylresorcinol (4-HR) was incorporated into poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) films at different loadings up to 3...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324691/physiological-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-arthrobacter-sp-srs-w-1-2016-provides-insights-on-niche-adaptation-for-survival-in-uraniferous-soils
#6
Ashvini Chauhan, Ashish Pathak, Rajneesh Jaswal, Bobby Edwards Iii, Demario Chappell, Christopher Ball, Reyna Garcia-Sillas, Paul Stothard, John Seaman
Arthrobacter sp. strain SRS-W-1-2016 was isolated on high concentrations of uranium (U) from the Savannah River Site (SRS) that remains co-contaminated by radionuclides, heavy metals, and organics. SRS is located on the northeast bank of the Savannah River (South Carolina, USA), which is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managed ecosystem left historically contaminated from decades of nuclear weapons production activities. Predominant contaminants within the impacted SRS environment include U and Nickel (Ni), both of which can be transformed microbially into less toxic forms via metal complexation mechanisms...
January 11, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321058/graphene-oxide-conjugated-with-polymers-a-study-of-culture-condition-to-determine-whether-a-bacterial-growth-stimulant-or-an-antimicrobial-agent
#7
Ping-Ching Wu, Hua-Han Chen, Shih-Yao Chen, Wen-Lung Wang, Kun-Lin Yang, Chia-Hung Huang, Hui-Fang Kao, Jui-Cheng Chang, Chih-Li Lilian Hsu, Jiu-Yao Wang, Ting-Mao Chou, Wen-Shuo Kuo
BACKGROUND: The results showed that the deciding factor is the culture medium in which the bacteria and the graphene oxide (GO) are incubated at the initial manipulation step. These findings allow better use of GO and GO-based materials more and be able to clearly apply them in the field of biomedical nanotechnology. RESULTS: To study the use of GO sheets applied in the field of biomedical nanotechnology, this study determines whether GO-based materials [GO, GO-polyoxyalkyleneamine (POAA), and GO-chitosan] stimulate or inhibit bacterial growth in detail...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317196/protonophoric-action-of-triclosan-causes-calcium-efflux-from-mitochondria-plasma-membrane-depolarization-and-bursts-of-miniature-end-plate-potentials
#8
Lyudmila B Popova, Ekaterina S Nosikova, Elena A Kotova, Ekaterina O Tarasova, Pavel A Nazarov, Lyudmila S Khailova, Olga P Balezina, Yuri N Antonenko
The formerly widely used broad-spectrum biocide triclosan (TCS) has now become a subject of special concern due to its accumulation in the environment and emerging diverse toxicity. Despite the common opinion that TCS is an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, there have been so far no studies of protonophoric activity of this biocide on artificial bilayer lipid membranes (BLM). Yet only few works have indicated the relationship between TCS impacts on mitochondria and nerve cell functioning...
January 6, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315841/electron-transfer-directed-antibacterial-properties-of-graphene-oxide-on-metals
#9
Sunita Panda, Tapan K Rout, Agnish Dev Prusty, Pulickel M Ajayan, Sasmita Nayak
Nanomaterials such as silver nanoparticles and graphene-based composites are known to exhibit biocidal activities. However, interactions with surrounding medium or supporting substrates can significantly influence this activity. Here, it is shown that superior antimicrobial properties of natural shellac-derived graphene oxide (GO) coatings is obtained on metallic films, such as Zn, Ni, Sn, and steel. It is also found that such activities are directly correlated to the electrical conductivity of the GO-metal systems; the higher the conductivity the better is the antibacterial activity...
January 8, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315029/correlations-among-resistances-to-different-antimicrobial-compounds-in-salmonella-strains-from-hen-eggshells
#10
Maria Luisa Fernández Márquez, María José Grande Burgos, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Antonio Gálvez, Rosario Lucas López
Persistence of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in the food chain may depend on strain tolerance to other antimicrobials and also on biofilm formation capacity. Yet, there is limited information on sensitivity of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella to other antimicrobials, such as phenolic compounds, chemical preservatives, or antimicrobial peptides. This study aimed at correlating antimicrobial resistance and biofilm formation capacity in antibiotic-resistant, biocide-tolerant Salmonella strains from hen eggshells...
February 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313670/layer-by-layer-decorated-nanoparticles-with-tunable-antibacterial-and-antibiofilm-properties-against-both-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#11
Aleksandra Ivanova, Kristina Ivanova, Javier Hoyo, Thomas Heinze, Susana Sanchez-Gomez, Tzanko Tzanov
Bacteria-mediated diseases are a global healthcare concern due to the development and spread of antibiotic resistant strains. Cationic compounds are considered membrane active biocidal agents having a great potential to control bacterial infections, while limiting the emergence of drug resistance. Herein, the versatile and simple Layer-by-Layer (LbL) technique was used to coat alternating multilayers of an antibacterial aminocellulose conjugate and the biocompatible hyaluronic acid on biocompatible polymer nanoparticles (NPs), taking advantage of the nano-size of these otherwise biologically inert templates...
January 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306832/ecotoxicological-potential-of-the-biocides-terbutryn-octhilinone-and-methylisothiazolinone-underestimated-risk-from-biocidal-pathways
#12
Simon Kresmann, Arokia Hansel Rajan Arokia, Christoph Koch, Bernd Sures
The use of biocides by industry, agriculture and households increased throughout the last two decades. Many new applications with known substances enriched the variety of biocidal pollution sources for the aquatic environment. While agriculture was the major source for a long time, leaching from building facades and preservation of personal care and cleaning products was identified as new sources in the last few years. With the different usage forms of biocidal products the complexity of legislative regulation increased as well...
January 4, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306793/the-protective-role-of-multixenobiotic-resistance-mxr-mediated-atp-binding-cassette-abc-transporters-in-biocides-exposed-rotifer-brachionus-koreanus
#13
Young Hwan Lee, Hye-Min Kang, Min-Sub Kim, Jin-Sol Lee, Chang-Bum Jeong, Jae-Seong Lee
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) are ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters that confer multixenobiotic resistance (MXR) via their efflux activity, which enables a variety of xenobiotics to be expelled from cells. MXR has been proposed as the first line of defense against xenobiotics. In this study, the protective roles of P-gp and MRP in the rotifer Brachionus koreanus were examined in response to four biocides (alachlor, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, and molinate) using fluorescent substrates and inhibitors specific to P-gp and MRP...
December 30, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305718/synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-biogenic-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-streptomyces-xinghaiensis-of1-strain
#14
Magdalena Wypij, Joanna Czarnecka, Magdalena Świecimska, Hanna Dahm, Mahendra Rai, Patrycja Golinska
We report synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from Streptomyces xinghaiensis OF1 strain, which were characterised by UV-Vis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Zeta sizer, Nano tracking analyser, and Transmission electron microscopy. The antimicrobial activity of AgNPs alone, and in combination with antibiotics was evaluated against bacteria, namely Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis, and yeasts viz., Candida albicans and Malassezia furfur by using micro-dilution method...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305328/effect-of-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-on-rat-liver
#15
Aparajita Chowdhury, Lora L Arnold, Zemin Wang, Karen L Pennington, Puttappa Dodmane, Ana Paula Farragut-Cardoso, James E Klaunig, Daniel Cros, Edmond E Creppy, Samuel M Cohen
Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), an amphiphilic polymeric biocide, increased liver tumor incidence in male and female rats at 1000 and 1500 mg/l in drinking water, but not at 500 mg/l in previous studies. In another study, PHMB administered in diet at 4000 mg/kg was negative for hepatocellular tumors. The present studies evaluated bioavailability and distribution of PHMB administered in drinking water and diet and possible modes of action (MOA). PHMB in drinking water was unpalatable during the first 3 days, resulting in markedly decreased food consumption and decreased body weight...
January 2, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283050/antibiotics-associated-disorders-and-postbiotics-induced-rescue-in-gut-health
#16
Debarati Paul, Sounik Manna, Santi M Mandal
The gut microbiota plays significant roles in the human body during all spheres' of life and influences innate immunity, promotes granulocyte signaling and provides resistance during pathogenic colonization of the gut; crucial for a healthy life. Antibiotics directly affect the gut microbiota that consequently alter the basic biological processes, and imposes severe consequences in population falling under different age groups. In this article, we have assessed the differences in microbial colonization and immune function of the intestinal tract in infants, adults, and the aged people and also have examined the recent reports describing the impacts of antibiotics on infant microbiome assembly and functioning...
December 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282665/antifouling-booster-biocide-extraction-from-marine-sediments-a-fast-and-simple-method-based-on-vortex-assisted-matrix-solid-phase-extraction
#17
Sergiane Souza Caldas, Bruno Meira Soares, Fiamma Abreu, Ítalo Braga Castro, Gilberto Fillmann, Ednei Gilberto Primel
This paper reports the development of an analytical method employing vortex-assisted matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) for the extraction of diuron, Irgarol 1051, TCMTB (2-thiocyanomethylthiobenzothiazole), DCOIT (4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-3-(2H)-isothiazolin-3-one), and dichlofluanid from sediment samples. Separation and determination were performed by liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry. Important MSPD parameters, such as sample mass, mass of C18, and type and volume of extraction solvent, were investigated by response surface methodology...
December 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278907/neutralization-efficiency-of-alcohol-based-products-used-for-rapid-hand-disinfection
#18
Agnieszka Chojecka, Patryk Tarka, Anna Kierzkowska, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Krzysztof Kanecki
Background: Alcohols are the most commonly used active substances in preparations for quick hand disinfection. They should be bactericidal in very short contact time. PN-EN 13727 + A2: 2015-12 standard, for testing hygienic and surgical handrub disinfection preparations, provides mandatory test conditions of disinfectants in contact times with the range of 30 s to 60 s (hygienic handrub disinfection) and 60 s to 5 min (surgical handrub disinfection). A short contact times for hand hygiene products require a short time of neutralization process...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277667/triclosan-and-its-derivatives-as-antimycobacterial-active-agents
#19
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Rudolf Vosátka, Martin Krátký, Jarmila Vinšová
Tuberculosis (TB) represents one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Development of new potential drugs is essential because of the existence of latent TB and expansion of drug-resistant TB forms (multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis). Triclosan is a widely used broad-spectrum biocidal agent. It has been shown to inhibit InhA, an essential enoyl acyl carrier protein reductase, resulting in the lysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Triclosan can be considered as a promising compound for the inhibition of InhA and suppression of mycobacterial growth, because this polychlorinated molecule doesn't require any activation and it is able to affect the function of InhA directly...
December 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276508/biofilm-surface-density-determines-biocide-effectiveness
#20
Sara Bas, Mateja Kramer, David Stopar
High resistance of biofilms for chemical challenges is a serious industrial and medical problem. In this work a gradient of surface covered with biofilm has been produced and correlated to the effectiveness of different commercially available oxidative biocides. The results for thin Escherichia coli biofilms grown in rich media supplemented with glucose or lactose on glass or poly methyl methacrylate surfaces indicate that the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide and quaternary ammonium compounds is inversely proportional to the fraction of the surface covered with the biofilm...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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