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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440326/complex-multifractal-nature-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-genome
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Saurav Mandal, Tanmoy Roychowdhury, Keilash Chirom, Alok Bhattacharya, R K Brojen Singh
The mutifractal and long range correlation (C(r)) properties of strings, such as nucleotide sequence can be a useful parameter for identification of underlying patterns and variations. In this study C(r) and multifractal singularity function f(α) have been used to study variations in the genomes of a pathogenic bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Genomic sequences of M. tuberculosis isolates displayed significant variations in C(r) and f(α) reflecting inherent differences in sequences among isolates. M. tuberculosis isolates can be categorised into different subgroups based on sensitivity to drugs, these are DS (drug sensitive isolates), MDR (multi-drug resistant isolates) and XDR (extremely drug resistant isolates)...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439298/multi-drug-resistant-pathogenic-bacteria-in-the-gut-of-young-children-in-bangladesh
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Shirajum Monira, Syeda Antara Shabnam, Sk Imran Ali, Abdus Sadique, Fatema-Tuz Johura, Kazi Zillur Rahman, Nur Haque Alam, Haruo Watanabe, Munirul Alam
BACKGROUND: The gut of human harbors diverse commensal microbiota performing an array of beneficial role for the hosts. In the present study, the major commensal gut bacteria isolated by culturing methods from 15 children of moderate income families, aged between 10 and 24 months, were studied for their response to different antibiotics, and the molecular basis of drug resistance. RESULTS: Of 122 bacterial colonies primarily selected from Luria-Bertani agar, bacterial genera confirmed by analytical profile index (API) 20E(®) system included Escherichia as the predominant (52%) organism, followed by Enterobacter (16%), Pseudomonas (12%), Klebsiella (6%), Pantoea (6%), Vibrio (3%), and Citrobacter (3%); while Aeromonas and Raoultella were identified as the infrequently occurring genera...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426936/cholesterol-assisted-bacterial-cell-surface-engineering-for-photodynamic-inactivation-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#3
Hao-Ran Jia, Ya-Xuan Zhu, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (PDT) which enables effective killing of regular and multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a promising treatment modality for bacterial infection. However, because most photosensitizer (PS) molecules fail to strongly interact with the surface of Gram-negative bacteria, this technique is only suitable for treating Gram-positive bacterial infection, which largely hampers its practical applications. Herein, we revealed for the first time that cholesterol could significantly facilitate the hydrophobic binding of PSs to the bacterial surface, achieving the hydrophobic interaction-based bacterial cell surface engineering that could effectively photo-inactivate both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419973/antibacterial-antifungal-and-antimycobacterial-compounds-from-cyanobacteria
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REVIEW
Shasank S Swain, Sudhir K Paidesetty, Rabindra N Padhy
Infections from multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria, fungi and Mycobacterium tuberculosis remain progressively intractable. The search of effective antimicrobials from other possible non-conventional sources against MDR pathogenic bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria is call of the day. This review considers 121 cyanobacterial compounds or cyano-compounds with antimicrobial activities. Chemical structures of cyano-compounds were retrieved from ChemSpider and PubChem databases and were visualized by the software ChemDraw Ultra...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419240/from-nano-to-micro-using-nanotechnology-to-combat-microorganisms-and-their-multidrug-resistance
#5
Michal Natan, Ehud Banin
The spread of antibiotic resistance and increasing prevalence of biofilm-associated infections is driving demand for new means to treat bacterial infection. Nanotechnology provides an innovative platform for addressing this challenge, with potential to manage even infections involving multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. The current review summarizes recent progress over the last 2 years in the field of antibacterial nanodrugs, and describes their unique properties, mode of action and activity against MDR bacteria and biofilms...
April 13, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416558/in-vitro-discordance-with-in-vivo-activity-humanized-exposures-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-aztreonam-and-tigecycline-alone-and-in-combination-against-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-murine-lung-infection-model
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M L Monogue, L M Abbo, R Rosa, J F Camargo, O Martinez, R A Bonomo, D P Nicolau
The management of infections with New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM) producing bacteria remains clinically challenging given the multi-drug resistant (MDR) phenotype associated with these bacteria. Despite resistance in vitro, ceftazidime-avibactam previously demonstrated in vivo activity against NDM+ Enterobacteriaceae. Herein, we observed in vitro synergy with ceftazidime-avibactam and aztreonam against a MDR K. pneumoniae harboring NDM. In vivo, humanized doses of ceftazidime-avibactam monotherapy resulted in > 2 log10CFU bacterial reduction, therefore, no in vivo synergy was observed...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409644/amphiphilic-tobramycin-lysine-conjugates-sensitize-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-to-rifampicin-and-minocycline
#7
Yinfeng Lyu, Xuan Yang, Sudeep Goswami, Bala Kishan Gorityala, Temilolu Idowu, Ronald Domalaon, George G Zhanel, Anshan Shan, Frank Schweizer
Chromosomally encoded low membrane permeability and highly efficient efflux systems are major mechanisms by which Pseudomonas aeruginosa evades antibiotic actions. Our previous reports have shown that amphiphilic tobramycin-fluoroquinolone hybrids can enhance efficacy of fluoroquinolone antibiotics against multidrug-resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa isolates. Herein, we report on a novel class of tobramycin-lysine conjugates containing an optimized amphiphilic tobramycin-C12 tether that sensitize Gram-negative bacteria to legacy antibiotics...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407430/chronic-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-lesions-biofilm-infection-with-need-for-long-term-antibiotic-treatment
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REVIEW
Nete Tofte, Alex C Y Nielsen, Hannah Trøstrup, Christine B Andersen, Michael Von Linstow, Birgitte Hansen, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Niels Høiby, Claus Moser
Patients suffering from spinal cord injuries resulting in complete or incomplete paraplegia or tetraplegia are highly disposed to frequent, recurrent or even chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). The reason for the increased risk of acquiring UTIs is multifactorial, including reduced sensation of classical UTI symptoms, incomplete bladder emptying, frequent catheterizations or chronic urinary tract catheters. Biofilms in relation to UTIs have been shown both on catheters, on concrements or as intracellular bacterial communities (IBCs)...
April 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401893/bacteriophages-from-expec-reservoirs-kill-pandemic-multidrug-resistant-strains-of-clonal-group-st131-in-animal-models-of-bacteremia
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Sabrina I Green, Jason T Kaelber, Li Ma, Barbara W Trautner, Robert F Ramig, Anthony W Maresso
Multi-drug resistant (MDR) enteric bacteria are of increasing global concern. A clonal group, Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131, harbors both MDR and a deadly complement of virulence factors. Patients with an immunocompromised system are at high risk of infections with these E. coli and there is strong epidemiologic evidence that the human intestinal tract, as well as household pets, may be a reservoir. Here, we examine if phages are an effective treatment strategy against this clonal group in murine models of bacteremia that recapitulate clinical infections...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399372/a-tobramycin-vector-enhances-synergy-and-efficacy-of-efflux-pump-inhibitors-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
#10
Xuan Yang, Sudeep Goswami, Bala Kishan Gorityala, Ronald Domalaon, Yinfeng Lyu, Ayush Kumar, George G Zhanel, Frank Schweizer
Drug efflux mechanisms interact synergistically with the outer membrane permeability barrier of Gram-negative bacteria, leading to intrinsic resistance that presents a major challenge for antibiotic drug development. Efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs) which block the efflux of antibiotics synergize antibiotics, but the clinical development of EPI/antibiotic combination therapy to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infections has been challenging. This is in part caused by the inefficiency of current EPIs to penetrate the outer membrane and resist efflux...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396543/a-topical-hydrogel-with-deferiprone-and-gallium-protoporphyrin-targets-bacterial-iron-metabolism-and-has-antibiofilm-activity
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Katharina Richter, Nicky Thomas, Jolien Claeys, Jonathan McGuane, Clive A Prestidge, Tom Coenye, Peter-John Wormald, Sarah Vreugde
Many infectious diseases are associated with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria residing in biofilms that require high antibiotic concentrations. Whilst oral drug-delivery is frequently ineffective, topical treatments have the potential to deliver higher drug concentrations to the infection-site while reducing systemic side-effects.This study determined the antibiofilm activity of a surgical wound-gel loaded with the iron-chelator deferiprone (Def) and the heme-analogue gallium-protoporphyrin (GaPP), alone and in combination with ciprofloxacin...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386474/finding-novel-antibiotic-substances-from-medicinal-plants-antimicrobial-properties-of-nigella-sativa-directed-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Seher Nancy Bakal, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
The progressive rise in multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial strains poses serious problems in the treatment of infectious diseases. While the number of newly developed antimicrobial compounds has greatly fallen, the resistance of pathogens against commonly prescribed drugs is further increasing. This rise in resistance illustrates the need for developing novel therapeutic and preventive antimicrobial options. The medicinal herb Nigella sativa and its derivatives constitute promising candidates. In a comprehensive literature survey (using the PubMed data base), we searched for publications on the antimicrobial effects of N...
March 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384882/polymyxin-b-induced-diffuse-cutaneous-hyperpigmentation
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Sandeep Lahiry, Shouvik Choudhury, Ayan Mukherjee, Prajesh Kiran Bhunya, Moumita Bala
Polymyxin B is a polypeptide-antibiotic, primarily used for resistant Gram-negative infections, first obtained from bacterium Bacillus polymyxa in the late 1940s. Antibiotic spectrum are restricted to mainly gram negative bacterias like Enterobacter, E. coli, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Pasteurella, Bordetella, Shigella; and particularly organisms like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii, which are extremely potent to acquire antibiotic resistance. Side effects include neurotoxicity and acute renal tubular necrosis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375516/host-pathogen-interface-progress-in-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-infection-due-to-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#14
Danielle Ahn, Alice Prince
The diverse responses of critically ill patients to infection with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are determined by many complex factors. These include the nature of the immune response activated by specific organisms. Properties unique to each organism such as adherence proteins, microvesicle formation, toxin production and the propensity to form biofilms are important factors in pathogenesis. Equally important is the variability in the host immune response, whether due to genetic or iatrogenic factors, including the presence of major comorbidities, treatment with immunomodulatory therapy and disruption of the microbiome...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373189/increased-mortality-associated-with-bloodstream-infections-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-as-compared-to-other-bacteria-results-of-a-13-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Joshua T Thaden, Lawrence P Park, Stacey A Maskarinec, Felicia Ruffin, Vance G Fowler, David van Duin
The impact of bacterial species on outcome in bloodstream infections (BSI) is incompletely understood. We evaluated the impact of bacterial species on BSI mortality, with adjustment for patient, bacterial, and treatment factors. From 2002-2015, all adult inpatients with monomicrobial BSI caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Gram-negative bacteria at Duke University Medical Center were prospectively enrolled. Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariable Cox regression with propensity score models were used to examine species-specific bacterial BSI mortality...
April 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372360/a-modular-high-throughput-in-vivo-screening-platform-based-on-chimeric-bacterial-receptors
#16
Christina E Lehning, Jan B Heidelberger, John Reinhard, Morten H H Nørholm, Roger R Draheim
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a globally relevant problem that requires novel approaches. Two-component systems are a promising, yet untapped target for novel antibacterials. They are prevalent in bacteria and absent in mammals, and their activity can be modulated upon perception of various stimuli. Screening pre-existing compound libraries could reveal small molecules that inhibit stimulus-perception by virulence-modulating receptors, reduce signal output from essential receptors or identify artificial stimulatory ligands for novel SHKs that are involved in virulence...
April 7, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367880/predation-efficacy-of-bdellovibrio-bacteriovorus-on-multidrug-resistant-clinical-pathogens-and-their-corresponding-biofilms
#17
Yao Sun, Jianzhong Ye, Yuanbo Hou, Huale Chen, Jianming Cao, Tieli Zhou
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predation efficacy of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus on multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensive drug resistant (XDR) gram-negative pathogens and their corresponding biofilms. In this study, we examined the ability of B. bacteriovorus to prey on MDR and XDR gram-negative clinical bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii. Results showed that B. bacteriovorus was able to prey on all planktonic cultures, among which the most efficient predation was found for drug-resistant E...
March 28, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365725/carotenoids-database-structures-chemical-fingerprints-and-distribution-among-organisms
#18
Junko Yabuzaki
To promote understanding of how organisms are related via carotenoids, either evolutionarily or symbiotically, or in food chains through natural histories, we built the Carotenoids Database. This provides chemical information on 1117 natural carotenoids with 683 source organisms. For extracting organisms closely related through the biosynthesis of carotenoids, we offer a new similarity search system 'Search similar carotenoids' using our original chemical fingerprint 'Carotenoid DB Chemical Fingerprints'. These Carotenoid DB Chemical Fingerprints describe the chemical substructure and the modification details based upon International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) semi-systematic names of the carotenoids...
January 1, 2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356741/laser-thermal-ablation-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-using-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles
#19
REVIEW
Lucian Mocan, Flaviu A Tabaran, Teodora Mocan, Teodora Pop, Ofelia Mosteanu, Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Cristian T Matea, Diana Gonciar, Claudiu Zdrehus, Cornel Iancu
The issue of multidrug resistance (MDR) has become an increasing threat to public health. One alternative strategy against MDR bacteria would be to construct therapeutic vectors capable of physically damaging these microorganisms. Gold nanoparticles hold great promise for the development of such therapeutic agents, since the nanoparticles exhibit impressive properties, of which the most important is the ability to convert light into heat. This property has scientific significance since is exploited to develop nano-photothermal vectors to destroy bacteria at a molecular level...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355599/urinary-infections-in-patients-with-catheters-in-the-upper-urinary-tract-microbiological-study
#20
Alba Lara-Isla, José Medina-Polo, Manuel Alonso-Isa, Raúl Benítez-Sala, Raquel Sopeña-Sutil, Juan Justo-Quintas, Javier Gil-Moradillo, Daniel A González-Padilla, Esther García-Rojo, Juan Bautista Passas-Martínez, Ángel Tejido-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Infections related to catheters in the upper urinary tract (CUUT) are associated with specific characteristics. METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out from 2012 to 2015 to evaluate infections in patients with CUUT. RESULTS: A total of 209 infections were included (99 with double-J, 81 with nephrostomy, and 29 with internal/external nephroureteral stents). Among nephrostomy tube carriers, the most frequently isolated microorganisms were Pseudomonas and Enterococcus...
March 30, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
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