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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317805/prevalence-and-genetic-determinant-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-among-patients-completing-intensive-phase-of-treatment-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-nigeria
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Aminu Bashir Mohammad, Garba Iliyasu, Abdulrazaq Garba Habib
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continues to be a challenge in developing countries with poor resources. Despite the high prevalence of primary DR-TB, its routine screening prior to the treatment is not performed in public hospitals in Nigeria. Data regarding drug resistance and its genetic determinant among follow-up patients with TB are lacking in Nigeria. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and genetic determinant of drug resistance among the follow-up patients with TB in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301245/prevalence-of-taxa-of-pasteurellaceae-among-populations-of-healthy-captive-psittacine-birds
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M Bisgaard, Di Xin, M F Bertelsen, A M Bojesen, H Christensen
Sixty-two strains of Pasteurellaceae-like bacteria were isolated from the tracheas of 87 clinically healthy psittacine birds in two Danish zoos. The isolates were identified by a combination of rpoB and 16S rRNA gene sequencing and by matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time of flight. Twenty-eight strains belonged to the genus Volucribacter or were related to this genus and to the unnamed taxon 34 of Bisgaard, and 28 strains were related to the unnamed taxon 44 of Bisgaard. Four strains were identified as Pasteurella multocida , two isolates were classified with the related taxon 45 of Bisgaard, and a single isolate was classified as Pasteurella sp...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296882/detection-and-characterization-of-brucella-spp-in-bovine-milk-in-small-scale-urban-and-peri-urban-farming-in-tajikistan
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Elisabeth Lindahl-Rajala, Tove Hoffman, David Fretin, Jacques Godfroid, Nosirjon Sattorov, Sofia Boqvist, Åke Lundkvist, Ulf Magnusson
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonoses globally, and Central Asia remains a Brucella hotspot. The World Health Organization classifies brucellosis as a neglected zoonotic disease that is rarely in the spotlight for research and mainly affects poor, marginalized people. Urban and peri-urban farming is a common practice in many low-income countries, and it increases the incomes of families that are often restrained by limited economic resources. However, there is a concern that the growing number of people and livestock living close together in these areas will increase the transmission of zoonotic pathogens such as Brucella...
March 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293709/metabolic-perturbation-to-enhance-polyketide-and-nonribosomal-peptide-antibiotic-production-using-triclosan-and-ribosome-targeting-drugs
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Yukinori Tanaka, Masumi Izawa, Yoshikazu Hiraga, Yuya Misaki, Tomoko Watanabe, Kozo Ochi
Although transcriptional activation of pathwayspecific positive regulatory genes and/or biosynthetic genes is primarily important for enhancing secondary metabolite production, reinforcement of substrate supply, as represented by primary metabolites, is also effective. For example, partial inhibition of fatty acid synthesis with ARC2 (an analog of triclosan) was found to enhance polyketide antibiotic production. Here, we demonstrate that this approach is effective even for industrial high-producing strains, for example enhancing salinomycin production by 40%, reaching 30...
March 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285658/competition-assays-revealed-paenibacillus-pasadenensis-strain-r16-as-a-novel-antifungal-agent
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Alessandro Passera, Giovanni Venturini, Giovanna Battelli, Paola Casati, Francesca Penaca, Fabio Quaglino, Piero Attilio Bianco
The development of new sustainable containment strategies of plant diseases is very important to guarantee food security while reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Research of new biocontrol agents is a long and difficult process that involves several steps that start from the identification of possible candidates which, for example, show antibiotic activities, and ends with in field, large scale trials. In this study, the plant growth promoting potential and antifungal effect exerted by a novel, putative candidate biocontrol agent, strain R16, identified as Paenibacillus pasadenensis by sequence analysis of 16S rRNA and rpoB genes, against three important plant pathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium verticillioides, and Phomopsis viticola), were assessed...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284608/characterization-of-pig-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Jun Li, Nansong Jiang, Yuebin Ke, Andrea T Feßler, Yang Wang, Stefan Schwarz, Congming Wu
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) have been reported in various countries worldwide. However, although China is one of the biggest pig and pork producers, large-scale studies on pig-associated LA-MRSA from China are scarce. The aims of this study were to analyze 2420 non-duplicate samples collected from pigs at swine farms and slaughterhouses in different regions in China during 2014 for the prevalence of pig-associated MRSA and to determine the antimicrobial resistance pheno- and genotypes of the respective isolates...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284599/the-oral-microbiota-of-domestic-cats-harbors-a-wide-variety-of-staphylococcus-species-with-zoonotic-potential
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Ciro César Rossi, Ingrid da Silva Dias, Igor Mansur Muniz, Walter Lilenbaum, Marcia Giambiagi-deMarval
This study aimed to characterize the species, antimicrobial resistance and dispersion of CRISPR systems in staphylococci isolated from the oropharynx of domestic cats in Brazil. Staphylococcus strains (n=75) were identified by MALDI-TOF and sequencing of rpoB and tuf genes. Antimicrobial susceptibility was assessed by disk diffusion method and PCR to investigate the presence of antimicrobial-resistance genes usually present in mobile genetic elements (plasmids), in addition to plasmid extraction. CRISPR - genetic arrangements that give the bacteria the ability to resist the entry of exogenous DNA - were investigated by the presence of the essential protein Cas1 gene...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277228/utility-of-phenotypic-and-genotypic-testing-in-the-study-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-resistance-to-first-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs
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Luz María Alba Álvarez, José María García García, M Dolores Pérez Hernández, Susana Martínez González, Juan José Palacios Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of molecular techniques in the diagnosis of resistance and the extent of resistance to first-line drugs in our region. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From 2004 to 2013, 1,889 strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated in Asturias, Spain, were studied using phenotypic (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines) and molecular (INNOLiPA RIF-TB(©); GenotypeMDRplus(©); GenotypeMDRsl(©)) sensitivity tests. RESULTS: 1,759 strains (94...
October 27, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270102/antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-of-rapidly-growing-mycobacteria-isolated-in-japan
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Shuji Hatakeyama, Yuki Ohama, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Yoko Nukui, Kyoji Moriya
BACKGROUND: Difficult-to-treat infections caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) are increasingly observed in clinical settings. However, studies on antimicrobial susceptibilities and effective treatments against RGM in Japan are limited. METHODS: We conducted susceptibility testing of potential antimicrobial agents, including tigecycline and tebipenem, against RGM. Clinical RGM isolates were collected from a university hospital in Japan between December 2010 and August 2013...
March 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245964/molecular-modelling-and-docking-analysis-of-katg-and-rpob-gene-in-mdr-tb-isolates-from-north-central-indian-population
#10
Ravi Prakash, Rahul Gupta, Vishwa M Katoch, Pramod K Tiwari
Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, requires multi drug therapy approach. Drug resistance in M. tuberculosis is caused by mutations in specific regions in drug target genes. The study aimed to identify mutations in katG and rpoB genes and investigate the drug-drug target interactions. A total of 27 MDR-TB isolates were sequenced for katG and rpoB genes and docking and MIC analysis were performed. Three types of mutations for katG gene (Arg463Leu in all isolates of Sahariya and non-tribes; Asp529Thr and Asp529His, each in two isolates only, in Sahariya) were observed...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243227/rifampicin-resistance-mutations-in-the-rpob-gene-in-bacillus-velezensis-cc09-have-pleiotropic-effects
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Xun-Chao Cai, Huan Xi, Li Liang, Jia-Dong Liu, Chang-Hong Liu, Ya-Rong Xue, Xiang-Yang Yu
Rifampicin resistance (Rif(r)) mutations in the RNA polymerase β subunit (rpoB) gene exhibit pleiotropic phenotypes as a result of their effects on the transcription machinery in prokaryotes. However, the differences in the effects of the mutations on the physiology and metabolism of the bacteria remain unknown. In this study, we isolated seven Rif(r) mutations in rpoB, including six single point mutations (H485Y, H485C, H485D, H485R, Q472R, and S490L) and one double point mutation (S490L/S617F) from vegetative cells of an endophytic strain, Bacillus velezensis CC09...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230286/identification-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-using-multilocous-sequence-analysis-of-16s-rrna-hsp65-and-rpob
#12
Si Hyun Kim, Jeong Hwan Shin
BACKGROUND: The isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from clinical specimens has increased, and they now are considered significant opportunistic pathogens. The aims of this study were to develop a database and interpretive criteria for identifying individual species. In addition, using clinical isolates, we evaluated the clinical usefulness of 16S rRNA, hsp65, and rpoB as target genes for this method. METHODS: The sequences of NTM for 16S rRNA, hsp65, and rpoB were collected from GenBank and checked by manual inspection...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225540/antituberculosis-drug-resistance-in-pulmonary-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cuba-2012-2014
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Dihadenys Lemus, Miguel Echemendía, Raúl Díaz, María J Llanes, Lourdes Suárez, Antonio Marrero
INTRODUCTION Systematic surveillance of antituberculosis drug resistance allows identification of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Surveillance studies of antituberculosis drug resistance systematically conducted in Cuba for over 15 years have revealed low circulation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, under 1% in new cases. OBJECTIVE Characterize antituberculosis drug resistance in isolates of M. tuberculosis recovered from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba in 2012-2014...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224727/molecular-identification-and-distribution-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolated-from-clinical-specimens-by-pcr-sequencing-method-in-west-of-iran
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Mahsa Dastranj, Abbas Farahani, Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki, Sara Atashi, Parviz Mohajeri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Infections by Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) has rapidly increased in recent years, due to high infection rates related to the populations at risk like immunocompromised individuals, patients predisposed by prior pulmonary. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of NTM in clinical samples and genetic diversity using 16S rRNA and rpoB sequence analysis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 45 diverse isolates collected from sputum in two years 2014-2015 using standard decontamination procedure...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221956/microbiological-quality-and-occurrence-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-samples-purchased-from-street-vendors-in-mexico-city
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Jorge F Cerna-Cortes, Ana Laura Cortes-Cueto, Maria Rosalia Cano-Gaona, Nancy Leon-Montes, Addy C Helguera-Repetto, Sandra Rivera-Gutierrez, Laura P Salas-Rangel, Javier Castro-Rosas, Jorge A Gonzalez-Y-Merchand
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are potentially pathogenic agents commonly found in a natural ecosystem. For this reason, food is considered another source of NTM transmission for humans. The aims of this study were to evaluate the microbiological quality and the occurrence of NTM in fresh-squeezed orange juice samples purchased from street vendors. All 102 samples analyzed were positive for aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB), with limits ranging from 1.8 to 6.2 log CFU/ml. A total of 55 (54%), 25 (25%), and 13 (13%) orange juice samples were positive for total coliforms (TC), fecal coliforms (FC), and Escherichia coli , respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220707/first-description-of-a-rifampicin-resistant-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-y-strain-causing-recurrent-invasive-meningococcal-disease-in-hungary
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Ákos Tóth, Brigitta Berta, Tamás Tirczka, Csilla Jekkel, Anita Ábrahám, Zoltán Prohászka, Zsófia Bognár, Tímea Erdősi
A Hungarian soldier previously immunized against Neisseria meningitidis by quadrivalent polysaccharide vaccine was twice infected with meningococci within six weeks. The patient was treated with ceftriaxone during both episodes and he successfully recovered. His close contacts received rifampicin prophylaxis. An investigation was performed to characterize the genetic background of the pathogens to ascertain if the recurrent invasive meningococcal disease was caused by the same strain and to find out the reason for reinfection...
February 21, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216019/draft-genome-sequence-of-reduced-teicoplanin-susceptible-and-vancomycin-heteroresistant-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-from-sepsis-cases
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Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Priyanka Babu, Elakkiya Munuswamy, Thambu David
Here we report the whole-genome shotgun sequence of six methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) showing reduced susceptibility to both vancomycin and teicoplanin. The typical Indian community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) clone ST772-MRSA-V-t657 was the most common genotype (3/6; 50%), followed by ST672-MRSA-IV (2/6; 33%) and ST22-MRSA-IV (1/6; 17%). All strains harboured a mutation in the tcaRAB operon, vraSR, graSR and/or rpoB genes, which are frequently mutated determinants in a heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate S...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213015/lettuce-and-fruits-as-a-source-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-spp
#18
Ana Carvalheira, Joana Silva, Paula Teixeira
The role of ready-to-eat products as a reservoir of pathogenic species of Acinetobacter remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the presence of Acinetobacter species in lettuces and fruits marketed in Portugal, and their susceptibility to antimicrobials. Acinetobacter spp. were isolated from 77.9% of the samples and these microorganisms were also found as endophytes (i.e. present within the plant tissue) in 12 of 20 samples of lettuces analysed. Among 253 isolates that were identified as belonging to this genus, 181 presented different PFGE profiles, representing different strains...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211316/acinetobacter-defluvii-sp-nov-recovered-from-hospital-sewage
#19
Yiyi Hu, Yu Feng, Xiaoxia Zhang, Zhiyong Zong
A Gram-negative, non-motile Acinetobacter strain, WCHA30, was isolated from hospital sewage in West China Hospital of Sichuan University in Chengdu, southwestern China. Strain WCHA30 is a non-spore-forming, catalase-positive, oxidase-negative, strictly aerobic coccobacillus. The DNA G+C content was 38 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA, rpoB and gyrB gene sequences revealed that the strain was distinct from any previously described species of the genus Acinetobacter. Strain WCHA30 could be distinguished from all known Acinetobacter species by its ability to assimilate β-alanine but not L-glutamate...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207789/carbapenem-resistance-and-pathogenicity-of-bovine-acinetobacter-indicus-like-isolates
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Peter Klotz, Stephan Göttig, Ursula Leidner, Torsten Semmler, Sandra Scheufen, Christa Ewers
The objective of this study was to characterize blaOXA-23 harbouring Acinetobacter indicus-like strains from cattle including genomic and phylogenetic analyses, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and evaluation of pathogenicity in vitro and in vivo. Nasal and rectal swabs (n = 45) from cattle in Germany were screened for carbapenem-non-susceptible Acinetobacter spp. Thereby, two carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from the nasal cavities of two calves could be isolated. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing identified these isolates as A...
2017: PloS One
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