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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101158/prevalence-of-carbapenemases-among-high-level-aminoglycoside-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates-in-a-university-hospital-in-china
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Yanhong Wang, Min Shen, Jingni Yang, Min Dai, Yaowen Chang, Chi Zhang, Guangxin Luan, Baodong Ling, Xu Jia
The prevalence of aminoglycoside resistant enzymes has previously been reported and extended-spectrum β-lactamase among Acinetobacter baumannii. To track the risk of multidrug-resistant A. baumannii, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of carbapenemases in high-level aminoglycoside resistant A. baumannii over two years. A total of 118 strains of A. baumannii were consecutively collected in the First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, China. These isolates were investigated on the genetic basis of their resistance to aminoglycosides...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087737/a-homozygous-mutation-in-trim36-causes-autosomal-recessive-anencephaly-in-an-indian-family
#2
Nivedita Singh, Vishwanath Kumble Bhat, Ankana Tiwari, Srinivas G Kodaganur, Sagar J Tontanahal, Astha Sarda, K V Malini, Arun Kumar
Anencephaly is characterized by the absence of brain tissues and cranium. During primary neurulation stage of the embryo, the rostral part of the neural pore fails to close, leading to anencephaly. Anencephaly shows a heterogeneous etiology, ranging from environmental to genetic causes. The autosomal recessive inheritance of anencephaly has been reported in several populations. In this study, we employed whole-exome sequencing and identified a homozygous missense mutation c.1522C>A (p.Pro508Thr) in the TRIM36 gene as the cause of autosomal recessive anencephaly (APH) in an Indian family...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087584/emergence-of-klebsiella-variicola-positive-for-ndm-9-a-variant-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-in-an-urban-river-in-south-korea
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Doris Y W Di, Jeonghwan Jang, Tatsuya Unno, Hor-Gil Hur
OBJECTIVES: To examine the presence of pathogenic bacteria carrying New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase in the environment and to characterize the genome structures of these strains. METHODS: Phenotypic screening of antimicrobial susceptibility and WGS were conducted on three Klebsiella variicola strains possessing NDM-9 isolated from an urban river. RESULTS: Three carbapenem-resistant K. variicola isolated from Gwangju tributary were found to possess blaNDM-9 genes...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081339/management-of-acute-postoperative-hypertension-for-reducing-cardiovascular-complications-in-cancer-patients-when-and-how-aggressively
#4
Ning Lou, Daofeng Wang, Zhi Wang, Wenfeng Ye, Xiao Liu
BACKGROUND/AIM: We sought to determine what factors cardiovascular complications (CVCs) correlate with in cancer patients with acute postoperative hypertension (APH) and to define when and how aggressively to treat this disorder in the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study of cancer patients with postoperative hypertension at a single intensive care unit between July 2007 and June 2013 was conducted. The outcome of interest was the incidence of a CVC...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081148/characterization-of-multi-drug-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-isolated-from-cephalic-recording-chambers-in-research-macaques-macaca-spp
#5
Stephanie E Woods, Mia T Lieberman, Francois Lebreton, Elise Trowel, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Joanne Dzink-Fox, Michael S Gilmore, James G Fox
Nonhuman primates are commonly used for cognitive neuroscience research and often surgically implanted with cephalic recording chambers for electrophysiological recording. Aerobic bacterial cultures from 25 macaques identified 72 bacterial isolates, including 15 Enterococcus faecalis isolates. The E. faecalis isolates displayed multi-drug resistant phenotypes, with resistance to ciprofloxacin, enrofloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, bacitracin, and erythromycin, as well as high-level aminoglycoside resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073477/a-review-of-the-phylogeny-ecology-and-toxin-production-of-bloom-forming-aphanizomenon-spp-and-related-species-within-the-nostocales-cyanobacteria
#6
REVIEW
Samuel Cirés, Andreas Ballot
The traditional genus Aphanizomenon comprises a group of filamentous nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria of which several memebers are able to develop blooms and to produce toxic metabolites (cyanotoxins), including hepatotoxins (microcystins), neurotoxins (anatoxins and saxitoxins) and cytotoxins (cylindrospermopsin). This genus, representing geographically widespread and extensively studied cyanobacteria, is in fact heterogeneous and composed of at least five phylogenetically distant groups (Aphanizomenon, Anabaena/Aphanizomenon like cluster A, Cuspidothrix, Sphaerospermopsis and Chrysosporum) whose taxonomy is still under revision...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067303/prevalence-of-antepartum-hemorrhage-in-women-with-placenta-previa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Dazhi Fan, Song Wu, Li Liu, Qing Xia, Wen Wang, Xiaoling Guo, Zhengping Liu
Antepartum hemorrhage (APH) is an important cause of perinatal mortality and maternal morbidity in pregnant women with placenta previa in the world. However, the epidemiological characteristics are not completely understood. We performed an initial systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the prevalence of APH in pregnant women with placenta previa. It was totally performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis statement. PubMed, Elsevier Science Direct, and the Cochrane Library were searched before April 2016...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065263/probing-the-structure-and-function-relationships-of-presenilin-by-substituted-cysteine-accessibility-method
#8
T Tomita
Presenilin is a catalytic subunit of γ-secretase, which hydrolyzes several transmembrane proteins within the lipid bilayer, together with binding cofactors such as nicastrin, Aph-1, and Pen-2. However, the structural basis as well as molecular mechanism of this unusual proteolytic process remains unknown. We have analyzed the structure and function relationships of presenilin using the substituted-cysteine accessibility method (SCAM), which enables identification of the hydrophilic environment by the accessibility of sulfhydryl reagents to cysteine residues introduced at a desired position...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056219/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-miranda-donkey-equus-asinus-an-old-problem-from-a-new-source-with-a-different-approach
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Isabel Carvalho, Rosa Del Campo, Margarida Sousa, Nuno Silva, João Carrola, Catarina Marinho, Tiago Santos, Silvia Carvalho, Miguel Nóvoa, Miguel Quaresma, José Eduardo Pereira, Marta Cobo, Gilberto Igrejas, Patricia Poeta
The Miranda Donkey (Equus asinus) is an endangered asinine from Miranda do Douro region, located in North East of Portugal. We study the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and virulence genes in Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. isolates from these animals. In March 2014, a total of 66 faecal samples were recovered from independent animals. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disk diffusion method. Carriage of genes codifying for antibiotic resistant and virulent factors was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040182/effects-of-exposure-to-quaternary-ammonium-based-biocides-on-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-tolerance-to-physical-stresses-in-bacteria-from-organic-foods
#10
Rebeca Gadea, Miguel Ángel Fernández Fuentes, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Antonio Gálvez, Elena Ortega
In the present study, a collection of 76 biocide-sensitive bacterial strains isolated from organically produced food were adapted by repeated exposure to increasing concentrations of the quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) benzalkonium chloride (BC) and hexadecylpyridinium chloride (HDP). The sensitivity of both wildtype strains and their corresponding QAC-adapted strains to other biocides and to antibiotics was studied. QAC tolerance increased in 88.2% of strains for BC and in 30.3% of strains for HDP, with increases in minimum inhibitory concentrations between 2 and over 100 fold...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035408/identification-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-the-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-strain-mdr-shh02-using-whole-genome-sequencing
#11
Hualiang Wang, Jinghua Wang, Peijuan Yu, Ping Ge, Yanqun Jiang, Rong Xu, Rong Chen, Xuejie Liu
This study aimed to investigate antibiotic resistance genes in the multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumanii) strain, MDR-SHH02, using whole‑genome sequencing (WGS). The antibiotic resistance of MDR-SHH02 isolated from a patient with breast cancer to 19 types of antibiotics was determined using the Kirby‑Bauer method. WGS of MDR-SHH02 was then performed. Following quality control and transcriptome assembly, functional annotation of genes was conducted, and the phylogenetic tree of MDR-SHH02, along with another 5 A...
February 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029224/preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-association-with-adverse-outcome-in-subsequent-pregnancy
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I M Aris, S Logan, C Lim, M Choolani, A Biswas, S Bhattacharya
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of first pregnancy preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in the next pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Grampian, Scotland, UK. POPULATION: Women with first deliveries recorded in the Aberdeen Maternity Neonatal Databank, 1986-2005. METHODS: Women identified from the AMND database (n = 37 776) were classified into exposed (PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 1979) and unexposed (no PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 35 797) cohorts...
December 28, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004885/novel-thermostable-antibiotic-resistance-enzymes-from-the-atlantis-ii-deep-red-sea-brine-pool
#13
Ali H A Elbehery, David J Leak, Rania Siam
The advent of metagenomics has greatly facilitated the discovery of enzymes with useful biochemical characteristics for industrial and biomedical applications, from environmental niches. In this study, we used sequence-based metagenomics to identify two antibiotic resistance enzymes from the secluded, lower convective layer of Atlantis II Deep Red Sea brine pool (68°C, ~2200 m depth and 250‰ salinity). We assembled > 4 000 000 metagenomic reads, producing 43 555 contigs. Open reading frames (ORFs) called from these contigs were aligned to polypeptides from the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database using BLASTX...
December 22, 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965516/new-aminoglycoside-modifying-enzymes-aph-3-viii-and-aph-3-ix-in-acinetobacter-rudis-and-acinetobacter-gerneri
#14
Eun-Jeong Yoon, Catherine Grillot-Courvalin, Patrice Courvalin
Analysis of whole-genome sequences of 133 strains of Acinetobacter detected two genes for new types of aminoglycoside 3'-O-phosphotransferase [APH(3')], type VIII in Acinetobacter rudis and IX in A. gerneri. The enzymes were related to each other (49% identity) and to APH(3')-VI (61% and 51% identity, respectively), which is intrinsic to A. guillouiae. The cloned genes conferred kanamycin and amikacin resistance to Escherichia coli but were cryptic or expressed at low levels in the original hosts. The chromosomal location of both genes and the genetic events for acquisition of an ancestral aphA gene by A...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936101/susceptibility-to-aminoglycosides-and-distribution-of-aph-and-aac-3-xi-genes-among-corynebacterium-striatum-clinical-isolates
#15
Jesús Navas, Marta Fernández-Martínez, Carlos Salas, María Eliecer Cano, Luis Martínez-Martínez
Corynebacterium striatum is an opportunistic pathogen, often multidrug-resistant, which has been associated with serious infections in humans. Aminoglycosides are second-line or complementary antibiotics used for the treatment of Corynebacterium infections. We investigated the susceptibility to six aminoglycosides and the molecular mechanisms involved in aminoglycoside resistance in a collection of 64 Corynebacterium striatum isolated in our laboratory during the period 2005-2009. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined using E-test...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930341/analysis-of-138-pathogenic-mutations-in-presenilin-1-on-the-in-vitro-production-of-a%C3%AE-42-and-a%C3%AE-40-peptides-by-%C3%AE-secretase
#16
Linfeng Sun, Rui Zhou, Guanghui Yang, Yigong Shi
A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the aggregation of β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) into amyloid plaques in patient brain. Cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by the intramembrane protease γ-secretase produces Aβ of varying lengths, of which longer peptides such as Aβ42 are thought to be more harmful. Increased ratios of longer Aβs over shorter ones, exemplified by the ratio of Aβ42 over Aβ40, may lead to formation of amyloid plaques and consequent development of AD. In this study, we analyzed 138 reported mutations in human presenilin-1 (PS1) by individually reconstituting the mutant PS1 proteins into anterior-pharynx-defective protein 1 (APH-1)aL-containing γ-secretases and examining their abilities to produce Aβ42 and Aβ40 in vitro...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922740/antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-spp-isolated-from-food
#17
Łukasz Mąka, Magdalena Popowska
This review summarizes current data on resistance among Salmonella spp. isolates of food origin from countries in different regions of the world. The mechanisms of resistance to different groups of antimicrobial compounds are also considered. Among strains resistant to quinolones and/or fluoroquinolones the most prevalent mechanism is amino acid substitutions in quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of genes gyrA, parC but mechanism of growing importance is plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) associated with genes qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrD, qnrS but frequency of their detection is different...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902368/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-pathogenesis-occurrence-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-in-vitro-effects-of-antimicrobial-agents-on-biofilm-growing-bacteria
#18
Ewa Szczuka, Lucyna Jabłońska, Adam Kaznowski
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are opportunistic pathogens that particularly cause infections in patients with implanted medical devices. The present research was performed to study the virulence potential of 53 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus auricularis, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Staphylococcus simulans, Staphylococcus cohnii and Staphylococcus caprae. All clinical strains were clonally unrelated. Isolates carried genes encoding resistance to β-lactam (mecA) (15 %), aminoglycoside [aac(6')/aph(2″)(11 %), aph (3')-IIIa (15 %), ant(4')-Ia (19 %)] and macrolide, lincosamide and streptogramin B (MLSB) [erm(A) (4 %), erm(B) (13 %), erm(C) (41 %), msr(A) (11 %)] antibiotics...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889248/comprehensive-study-to-investigate-the-role-of-various-aminoglycoside-resistance-mechanisms-in-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#19
Vajihe Sheikhalizadeh, Alka Hasani, Mohammad Ahangarzadeh Rezaee, Mohammad Rahmati-Yamchi, Akbar Hasani, Reza Ghotaslou, Hamid Reza Goli
Therapeutic resistance towards most of the current treatment regime by Acinetobacter baumannii has reduced the prescribing antibiotic pattern and option is being re-shifted towards more toxic agents including aminoglycosides. The present investigation aimed at to study various mechanisms towards aminoglycoside non-susceptibility in clinical isolates of A. baumannii. The bacteria were subjected to genetic basis assessment for the presence of aminoglycoside modifying enzymes (AME), 16S rRNA methylase encoding genes and relative expression of AdeABC and AbeM efflux pumps in relation to their susceptibility to five aminoglycosides...
February 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875572/iron-regulated-phospholipase-c-activity-contributes-to-the-cytolytic-activity-and-virulence-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#20
Steven E Fiester, Brock A Arivett, Robert E Schmidt, Amber C Beckett, Tomislav Ticak, Mary V Carrier, Rajarshi Ghosh, Emily J Ohneck, Maeva L Metz, Marlo K Sellin Jeffries, Luis A Actis
Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen that causes a wide range of infections including pneumonia, septicemia, necrotizing fasciitis and severe wound and urinary tract infections. Analysis of A. baumannii representative strains grown in Chelex 100-treated medium for hemolytic activity demonstrated that this pathogen is increasingly hemolytic to sheep, human and horse erythrocytes, which interestingly contain increasing amounts of phosphatidylcholine in their membranes. Bioinformatic, genetic and functional analyses of 19 A...
2016: PloS One
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