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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813625/detection-of-first-line-drug-resistance-mutations-and-drug-protein-interaction-dynamics-from-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-india
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Somanna Ajjamada Nachappa, Sumana M Neelambike, Chokkanna Amruthavalli, Nallur B Ramachandra
Diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis predominantly relies on culture-based drug susceptibility testing, which take weeks to produce a result and a more time-efficient alternative method is multiplex allele-specific PCR (MAS-PCR). Also, understanding the role of mutations in causing resistance helps better drug designing. AIMS: To evaluate the ability of MAS-PCR in the detection of drug resistance and to understand the mechanism of interaction of drugs with mutant proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
August 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809146/mycobacterium-talmoniae-sp-nov-a-slowly-growing-mycobacterium-isolated-from-human-respiratory-samples
#2
Rebecca M Davidson, Mary Ann DeGroote, Jamie L Marola, Sarah Buss, Victoria Jones, Michael R McNeil, Alison G Freifeld, L Elaine Epperson, Nabeeh A Hasan, Mary Jackson, Peter C Iwen, Max Salfinger, Michael Strong
A novel slowly growing, non-chromogenic species of the class Actinobacteria was isolated from a human respiratory sample in Nebraska, USA, in 2012. Analysis of the internal transcribed spacer sequence supported placement into the genus Mycobacterium with high sequence similarity to a previously undescribed strain isolated from a patient respiratory sample from Oregon, USA, held in a collection in Colorado, USA, in 2000. The two isolates were subjected to phenotypic testing and whole genome sequencing and found to be indistinguishable...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802406/real-time-pcr-followed-by-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-a-rapid-and-pragmatic-approach-for-screening-of-multidrug-resistant-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Kusum Sharma, Megha Sharma, Shreya Singh, Manish Modi, Aman Sharma, Pallab Ray, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance (MDR) in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a diagnostic challenge in an endemic country like India. Timely detection of MDR-TB can contribute to a better patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform real-time PCR (qPCR) using rpoB, mpb64 and IS6110 gene on a variety of EPTB samples and to compare the performance of different gene targets. All qPCR positive samples were subjected to high resolution melt-curve analysis (HRM analysis) for rpoB and katG gene to evaluate its potential for MDR screening among different sample types...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794885/molecular-identification-of-nocardia-species-using-the-soda-gene-identificaci%C3%A3-n-molecular-de-especies-de-nocardia-utilizando-el-gen-soda
#4
K Sánchez-Herrera, H Sandoval, D Mouniee, N Ramírez-Durán, E Bergeron, P Boiron, N Sánchez-Saucedo, V Rodríguez-Nava
Currently for bacterial identification and classification the rrs gene encoding 16S rRNA is used as a reference method for the analysis of strains of the genus Nocardia. However, it does not have enough polymorphism to differentiate them at the species level. This fact makes it necessary to search for molecular targets that can provide better identification. The sodA gene (encoding the enzyme superoxide dismutase) has had good results in identifying species of other Actinomycetes. In this study the sodA gene is proposed for the identification and differentiation at the species level of the genus Nocardia...
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780247/direct-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-drug-resistance-in-respiratory-specimen-using-abbott-realtime-mtb-detection-and-rif-inh-resistance-assay
#5
Kingsley King-Gee Tam, Kenneth Siu-Sing Leung, Sabrina Wai-Chi To, Gilman Kit-Hang Siu, Terrence Chi-Kong Lau, Victor Chi-Man Shek, Cindy Wing-Sze Tse, Samson Sai-Yin Wong, Pak-Leung Ho, Wing-Cheong Yam
Abbott RealTime MTB (Abbott-RT) in conjunction with Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance (Abbott-RIF/INH) is a new, high-throughput automated nucleic acid amplification platform (Abbott-MDR) for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and the genotypic markers for rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH) resistance directly from respiratory specimens. This prospective study evaluated the diagnostic performance of this new platform for MTBC and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using 610 sputum specimens in a tuberculosis high-burden setting...
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776518/fighting-tuberculosis-by-drugs-targeting-nonreplicating-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-bacilli
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Angelo Iacobino, Giovanni Piccaro, Federico Giannoni, Alessandro Mustazzolu, Lanfranco Fattorini
Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires 6 months of combination therapy with isoniazid (INH), rifampin (RIF), pyrazinamide (PZA), and ethambutol for active TB and 9 months of INH or 3 months of rifapentine (RFP) + INH for latent TB. The lungs of patients with active and latent TB contain heterogeneous mixtures of cellular and caseous granulomas harboring Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli ranging from actively replicating (AR) to nonreplicating (NR), phenotypically drug-resistant stages. Several in vitro models to obtain NR cells were reported, including exposure to hypoxia, nutrient starvation, acid + nitric oxide, and stationary phase...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771786/case-of-mycobacterium-haemophilum-misdiagnosed-as-mycobacterium-intracellulare-due-to-one-base-insertion-in-the-bacterial-genome
#7
Rika Nishikawa, Yozo Yamada, Haruhisa Kanki, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Tatsuya Nakamura, Takumi Jikimoto, Mari Kusuki, Norihisa Ishii, Kenichiro Ohnuma, Kazue Nakanaga, Chikako Nishigori
Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing, non-tuberculous mycobacteria that causes cutaneous infection. We describe a case of cutaneous infection in a 68-year-old Japanese man with polymyositis. This was caused by M. haemophilum harboring one base insertion in gene sequence. At first, the causal microorganism was misidentified as M. intracellulare by COBAS(®) TaqMan(®) MAI test. However, poor growth on Ogawa media and growth enhancement on 7H11C agar around a hemin-containing disk prompted us to reinvestigate the causal microorganisms, which were revealed to be M...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760681/genetic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-transmission-associated-with-first-line-drug-resistance-a-first-analysis-in-jalisco-mexico
#8
Gladys Lopez-Avalos, Guadalupe Gonzalez-Palomar, Martín Lopez-Rodriguez, Carlos Arturo Vazquez-Chacon, Gustavo Mora-Aguilera, Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Barrios, Juan Carlos Villanueva-Arias, Manuel Sandoval-Diaz, Ulises Miranda-Hernández, Ikuri Alvarez-Maya
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the frequency of gene mutations associated to drug resistant in clinical samples from population of the Jalisco state (Mexico) and then evaluate the genetic variability of TB and MDR-TB strains to describe the frequency of M. tuberculosis families. METHODS: We analyzed the clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis obtained from Jalisco state of Mexico. Isolates were subjected to drug susceptibility testing and mutations were characterized by sequencing, followed by genotyping using spoligotyping and Interspersed Repetitive Units-Variable Number of Tandem Repeat (MIRU-VNTR)...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757016/characterization-of-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-c-confusum-and-c-amycolatum-isolated-from-sows-with-genitourinary-infection
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André P Poor, Luisa Z Moreno, Carlos E C Matajira, Beatriz M Parra, Vasco T M Gomes, Ana Paula S Silva, Mauricio C Dutra, Ana Paula G Christ, Mikaela R F Barbosa, Maria Inês Z Sato, Andrea M Moreno
Porcine Corynebacterium infection is still poorly studied, even though the pig has been described as an asymptomatic carrier of Corynebacterium species, including the zoonotic species C. ulcerans, C. confusum and C. amycolatum. Here we present the identification, molecular and antimicrobial susceptibility characterization of coryneform bacteria isolated from sows with urinary tract infection. C. diphtheriae, C. confusum and C. amycolatum were isolated from sows with urinary infection and metritis. Corynebacterium species were identified by MALDI-TOF MS and confirmed by 16S rRNA and rpoB sequencing...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756826/frequency-of-multi-drug-resistance-and-mutations-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-punjab-state-of-india
#10
Ritu Singhal, Jyoti Arora, Grish C Sah, Manpreet Bhalla, Rohit Sarin, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
Data regarding prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and associated common mutations is scarce from Punjab region. The study was designed to determine rate of MDR-TB among presumptive MDR-TB from Punjab and mutation patterns using GenoType MTBDRplus assay. Total of 812 consecutive sputum samples were received from January 2012 to July 2013, from 14 districts of Punjab at the National Reference Laboratory at New Delhi for diagnosis of MDR-TB as hand holding activity. Presumptive MDR-TB patients were identified on basis of criterion B defined by the programme...
September 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755261/acinetobacter-pittii-an-emerging-new-multi-drug-resistant-fish-pathogen-isolated-from-diseased-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-yih-in-china
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Jie Li, Jinglong Cao, Xu Wang, Ning Liu, Weimin Wang, Yi Luo
Despite the reason that genus Acinetobacter works as a grave human pathogen, very few numbers of researches have been done so that term it as a pathogen in respect to fish. As per the current study, isolation of three pathogenic bacterial strains was carried out from infected blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala Yih), from a farm in Yixing city, Jiangsu province, China, which displayed symptoms like tail-rot, shedding scales and ascites in addition to gentle ulceration on the entire body regardless of size and sex of fish...
July 28, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754065/acute-disseminated-mycobacteriosis-in-captive-atlantic-guitarfish-rhinobatos-lentiginosus
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Kathryn A Tuxbury, Samuel A Young, Daniel S Bradway, Jamie L Marola, Max Salfinger, Michael M Garner
An adult female captive-born Atlantic guitarfish ( Rhinobatos lentiginosus) was found acutely moribund on exhibit and died soon after presentation. Abnormalities on autopsy were focal cutaneous erythema on the tail, a small liver, many variably sized friable ovarian follicles, and coelomic effusion. Histologic examination revealed systemic bacterial embolization, and yolk coelomitis with minimal associated inflammation and some mineralization. Bacterial culture of blood and coelomic effusion grew a rapidly growing Mycobacterium species that was further identified as Mycobacterium chelonae by PCR amplification and sequencing of the RNA polymerase subunit beta ( rpoB) gene of isolated genomic DNA...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749770/in-silico-prediction-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-mycobacterium-ulcerans-agy99-through-whole-genome-sequence-analysis
#13
Sushim Kumar Gupta, Michel Drancourt, Jean-Marc Rolain
Buruli ulcer is an emerging infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans that has been reported from 33 countries. Antimicrobial agents either alone or in combination with surgery have been proved to be clinically relevant and therapeutic strategies have been deduced mainly from the empirical experience. The genome sequences of M. ulcerans strain AGY99, M. ulcerans ecovar liflandii, and three Mycobacterium marinum strains were analyzed to predict resistance in these bacteria. Fourteen putative antibiotic resistance genes from different antibiotics classes were predicted in M...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747960/frequency-and-type-of-disputed-rpob-mutations-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-south-korea
#14
Kyung-Wook Jo, Soyeon Lee, Mi Ran Kang, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim, Tae Sun Shim
BACKGROUND: A disputed rpoB mutation is a specific type of rpoB mutation that can cause low-level resistances to rifampin (RIF). Here, we aimed to assess the frequency and types of disputed rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from South Korea. METHODS: Between August 2009 and December 2015, 130 patients exhibited RIF resistance on the MTBDRplus assay at Asan Medical Center. Among these cases, we identified the strains with disputed rpoB mutation by rpoB sequencing analysis, as well as among the M...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745814/ocular-localization-of-mycobacterial-lesions-in-tank-reared-juvenile-cobia-rachycentron-canadum
#15
A C N Phillips, R Suepaul, E Soto
Severe clinical mycobacteriosis with consistent ocular lesion localization was diagnosed in a population of 800 juvenile tank-reared Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) which experienced a sudden increase in mortality approximately 5 months after arriving into Trinidad and Tobago from Florida, USA. Moderate daily mortality (15-20 animals per day) persisted for just over 1 month. Moribund fish displayed circling behaviour and had an open-mouth gape upon death. Fish consistently presented with bilateral exophthalmia, corneal cloudiness and hyphema...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743648/drug-resistance-and-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strain-diversity-in-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
#16
Trinh Quynh Mai, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Nguyen Tran Hien, Nguyen Huu Lan, Do Chau Giang, Pham Thi Thu Hang, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Ben J Marais, Vitali Sintchenko
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain diversity and drug resistance among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Vietnam have not been described previously. METHODS: We examined M. tuberculosis isolates from TB/HIV co-infected patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Drug susceptibility testing (DST), spoligotyping and 24-locus Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Unit (MIRU-24 typing) were performed, and the rpoB, katG, inhA and inhA promoter, rpsL, rrs and embB genes were sequenced in all drug resistant isolates identified...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727827/diversity-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-bartonella-strains-from-thai-bats
#17
Clifton D McKee, Michael Y Kosoy, Ying Bai, Lynn M Osikowicz, Richard Franka, Amy T Gilbert, Sumalee Boonmar, Charles E Rupprecht, Leonard F Peruski
Bartonellae are phylogenetically diverse, intracellular bacteria commonly found in mammals. Previous studies have demonstrated that bats have a high prevalence and diversity of Bartonella infections globally. Isolates (n = 42) were obtained from five bat species in four provinces of Thailand and analyzed using sequences of the citrate synthase gene (gltA). Sequences clustered into seven distinct genogroups; four of these genogroups displayed similarity with Bartonella spp. sequences from other bats in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722603/molecular-characterization-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-with-tb-sprint
#18
Barbara Molina-Moya, Michel Kiréopori Gomgnimbou, Carmen Lafoz, Alicia Lacoma, Cristina Prat, Guislaine Refrégier, Sofia Samper, Jose Dominguez, Christophe Sola
We evaluated Tuberculosis-Spoligo-Rifampicin-Isoniazid Typing (TB-SPRINT), a microbead-based method for spoligotyping and detection of rifampicin and isoniazid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For that, 67 M. tuberculosis complex strains were retrospectively selected. Membrane-based spoligotyping, restriction fragment length polymorphism, DNA sequencing/pyrosequencing of rpoB, katG, and inhA promoter, TB-SPRINT, and SNP typing were performed. Concordance between spoligotyping methods was 99.6% (2,785/2,795 spoligotype data points)...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716625/a-comparative-study-of-phenotypic-and-genotypic-first-and-second-line-drug-resistance-testing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Fatemeh Sakhaee, Morteza Ghazanfari, Nayereh Ebrahimzadeh, Farzam Vaziri, Fatemeh Rahimi Jamnani, Mehdi Davari, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Fatemeh Hemati Mandjin, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat
This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of resistance to first- and second-line drugs using phenotypic and genotypic methods and its correlation with resistance-linked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) isolated in Iran. Three different methods, including the indirect proportion method(PM), direct and indirect nitrate reductase assay(NRA), and direct sequencing were used to assess drug resistance. In this study, sensitivity, specificity, agreement, costs, and turnaround time of these methods were compared in 395 smear positive isolates...
July 15, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716462/rapid-identification-of-a-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-full-genetic-drug-resistance-profile-through-whole-genome-sequencing-directly-from-sputum
#20
Camus Nimmo, Ronan Doyle, Carrie Burgess, Rachel Williams, Rebecca Gorton, Timothy D McHugh, Mike Brown, Stephen Morris-Jones, Helen Booth, Judith Breuer
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to second-line tuberculosis drugs is common, but slow to diagnose with phenotypic drug sensitivity testing. Rapid molecular tests speed up diagnosis, but can only detect limited mutations. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of culture isolates can generate a complete genetic drug resistance profile, but is delayed by the initial culture step. In the case presented here, successful WGS directly from sputum was achieved using targeted enrichment. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old Nigerian woman was diagnosed with tuberculosis...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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