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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929072/antimicrobial-growth-promoters-modulate-host-responses-in-mice-with-a-defined-intestinal-microbiota
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Kirsty Brown, Sarah J M Zaytsoff, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
Antibiotics can promote growth in livestock (antimicrobial growth promoters, AGPs), however lack of knowledge regarding mechanisms has hampered the development of effective non-antibiotic alternatives. Antibiotics affect eukaryotic cells at therapeutic concentrations, yet effects of AGPs on host physiology are relatively understudied, partially due to the complexity of host-microorganism interactions within the gastrointestinal tract. To determine the direct effects of AGPs on the host, we generated Altered Schaedler Flora (ASF) mice, and administered chlortetracycline (CTC) and tylosin phosphate (TYL) in feed...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928484/the-clonal-relationship-among-the-citrobacter-freundii-isolated-from-the-main-hospital-in-kermanshah-west-of-iran
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Mansour Rezaei, Alisha Akya, Azam Elahi, Keyghobad Ghadiri, Somayeh Jafari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Citrobacter freundii is an opportunistic pathogen causing nosocomial infections and resistant to various antibiotics. We aimed to determine the clonal relationship of C. freundii isolates using Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty clinical isolates of C. freundii were collected from the main hospital in Kermanshah. After antibiotic susceptibility testing and screening for extended-spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL), all isolates were genotyped by PFGE...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923418/outbreak-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-producing-citrobacter-freundii-at-a-tertiary-acute-care-facility-in-miami-florida
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Adriana Jiménez, José G Castro, L Silvia Munoz-Price, Dennise de Pascale, Luis Shimose, Mustapha M Mustapha, Caressa N Spychala, Roberta T Mettus, Vaughn S Cooper, Yohei Doi
OBJECTIVE To describe the investigation and control of a rare cluster of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter freundii in a hospital in southern Florida. METHODS An epidemiologic investigation, review of infection prevention procedures, and molecular studies including whole genome sequencing were conducted. RESULTS An outbreak of K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-3-producing C. freundii was identified at a tertiary hospital in Florida in 2014. Of the 6 cases identified, 3 occurred in the same intensive care unit and were caused by the same clone...
December 7, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921337/extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistance-among-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-west-norway-during-2006-2013-a-prospective-surveillance-study
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Haima Mylvaganam, Helge Kolstad, Rebecca Irene Breistein, Grete Lind, Dag Harald Skutlaberg
Routine surveillance of resistance to broad-spectrum cephalosporins in Enterobacteriaceae and phenotypic identification of underlying mechanisms using a simple strategy was commenced in 2006 at our laboratory, serving West Norway. This report focuses on the results until 2013. The classical plasmid-mediated extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBLA ) among clinically relevant Escherichia coli isolates showed an increase from 0.6% to 4.3% during the surveillance period, while prevalence for other mechanisms remained stable, below 0...
December 6, 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918963/isolation-of-a-facultative-anaerobic-exoelectrogenic-strain-lz-1-and-probing-electron-transfer-mechanism-in-situ-by-linking-uv-vis-spectroscopy-and-electrochemistry
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Lei Zhou, Dandan Deng, Yichi Zhang, Wen Zhou, Yujing Jiang, Ying Liu
A new facultative anaerobic exoelectrogenic strain LZ-1, belonging to Citrobacter freundii, has been isolated. This strain can produce current densities of 843.9 and 865.6μAcm(-2) using citrate or acetate as carbon source in a three-electrode configuration. The electricity generation performance was also analyzed in a dual-chamber MFC system, reaching a maximum power density of 1233mWm(-2). In addition to acetate and citrate, other carbon sources such as pyruvate, formate, acetate, citrate and fumarate could also be utilized to produce current by strain LZ-1...
November 27, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915087/genetically-unrelated-multidrug-and-carbapenem-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-detected-in-outpatients-admitted-to-a-portuguese-hospital
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Cátia Santos, Elmano Ramalheira, Gabriela Da Silva, Sónia Mendo
OBJECTIVES: Non-clonal, carbapenem- and multidrug-resistant Citrobacter freundii isolates were collected from unrelated outpatients admitted to a Portuguese hospital emergency department. One patient lived in a nursing home and was never hospitalised, whereas the other patient was repeatedly hospitalised in this hospital. The aim of this study was to unveil the molecular mechanisms associated with the carbapenem resistance of these isolates and to assess its potential dissemination. METHODS: Isolate identification was performed by VITEK(®)2 and was confirmed by 16S rDNA sequencing...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907871/fluorescent-probe-based-subcellular-distribution-of-cu-ii-ions-in-living-electrotrophs-isolated-from-cu-ii-reduced-biocathodes-of-microbial-fuel-cells
#7
Ye Tao, Hua Xue, Liping Huang, Peng Zhou, Wei Yang, Xie Quan, Jinxiu Yuan
Based on the four indigenous electrotrophs (Stenotrophomonas maltophilia JY1, Citrobacter sp. JY3, Pseudomonas aeruginosa JY5 and Stenotrophomonas sp. JY6) isolated from well adapted Cu(II)-reduced biocathodes of microbial fuel cells (MFCs), a rhodamine based Cu(II) fluorescent probe was used to imaginably and quantitatively track subcellular Cu(II) ions in these electrotrophs. Cathodic electrons led to more Cu(II) ions (14.3-30.1%) in the intracellular sites at operation time of 2-3h with Cu(II) removal rates of 2...
November 22, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902229/citrobacter-europaeus-sp-nov-a-novel-citrobacter-species-isolated-from-water-and-human-faecal-samples
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Sylvain Brisse, Teresa G Ribeiro, Dominique Clermont, Raquel Branquinho, Elisabete Maria Pereira Machado, Luisa Peixe
Strains 97/79T and A121, recovered respectively from human faeces and well waters, were compared to currently known Citrobacter species using genotypic and phenotypic approaches. Multilocus sequence analysis based on housekeeping genes fusA, leuS, pyrG, rpoB and recN genes, showed that the two strains formed a distinct phylogenetic lineage within the Citrobacter genus. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) between strains 97/79T and A121 was 99.2%, whereas ANI values of 97/79T with the type strains of closely related Citrobacter species C...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895859/dysbiosis-of-fecal-microbiota-and-high-frequency-of-citrobacter-klebsiella-spp-and-actinomycetes-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-gastroenteritis
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Leila Ganji, Masoud Alebouyeh, Mohammad Hassan Shirazi, Seyed Saeed Eshraghi, Abbas Mirshafiey, Naser Ebrahimi Daryani, Mohammad Reza Zali
AIM: This study was aimed to characterize putative differences of fecal microbiota between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroenteritis patients and healthy controls. BACKGROUND: New evidence proposed that gut microbiota has a deep effect on the balance between health and disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The presence of Clostridium difficile, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriacea and Staphylococci were detected in the samples using selective and specific culture media...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891414/paediatric-urinary-tract-infection-a-hospital-based-experience
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Khursheed Ahmed Wani, Mohd Ashraf, Javaid Ahmed Bhat, Nazir Ahmed Parry, Lubna Shaheen, Sartaj Ali Bhat
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the commonly encountered entities by paediatricians. Studies have shown easy vulnerability of paediatric urinary tract in any acute febrile illness and a miss in diagnosis could have long term consequences like renal scaring with its adverse effects. Bearing these evidence based preludes in view we designed our study to know the prevalence of UTI in Kashmir province. AIM: Aim of the present study was to know the prevalence of UTI in febrile children and to know the sensitivity of different imaging modalities like Renal and Urinary Bladder Ultrasonography (RUS), Voiding Cystourethrography (VCUG) and Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) scan in diagnosing UTI...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891339/bacteriological-profile-of-isolates-from-urine-samples-in-patients-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-or-prostatitis-showing-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Prem Prakash Mishra, Ved Prakash, Kashmir Singh, H Mog, Sumit Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Prostatitis is increasing considerably worldwide. The Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) due to bacterial aetiology are one of the common factors for the complications among the patients. AIM: To determine the bacterial agents and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern from the urine samples of patients of BPH or Prostatitis showing symptoms of LUTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology of Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital of Northern India from June 2014 to May 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872643/antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-of-bacterial-isolates-from-pus-samples-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-punjab-india
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Rugira Trojan, Lovely Razdan, Nasib Singh
We determined the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibilities patterns of bacterial isolates from pus samples collected from patients in a tertiary care hospital of Punjab, India. E. coli was the most prevalent pathogen (51.2%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (21%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (11.6%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (5.8%), Citrobacter spp. (3.5%), Acinetobacter baumannii (2.3%), Proteus mirabilis (2.3%), and Streptococcus spp. (2.3%). E. coli, K. pneumoniae, A. baumannii, and Citrobacter isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics including higher generation cephalosporins...
2016: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872242/systematic-analysis-of-two-component-systems-in-citrobacter-rodentium-reveals-positive-and-negative-roles-in-virulence
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Jenny-Lee Thomassin, Jean-Mathieu Leclerc, Natalia Giannakopoulou, Lei Zhu, Kristiana Salmon, Andrea Portt, France Daigle, Hervé Le Moual, Samantha Gruenheid
Citrobacter rodentium is a murine pathogen used to model intestinal infections caused by the human diarrheal pathogens enterohaemorrhagic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli During infection bacteria use two-component systems (TCSs) to detect changing environmental cues within the host, allowing for rapid adaptation by altering the expression of specific genes. In this study, 26 TCSs were identified in C. rodentium and qPCR analysis showed that they are all expressed during murine infection. These TCSs were individually deleted and the in vitro and in vivo effects were analyzed to determine the functional consequences...
November 21, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863247/a-dietary-fiber-deprived-gut-microbiota-degrades-the-colonic-mucus-barrier-and-enhances-pathogen-susceptibility
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Mahesh S Desai, Anna M Seekatz, Nicole M Koropatkin, Nobuhiko Kamada, Christina A Hickey, Mathis Wolter, Nicholas A Pudlo, Sho Kitamoto, Nicolas Terrapon, Arnaud Muller, Vincent B Young, Bernard Henrissat, Paul Wilmes, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Gabriel Núñez, Eric C Martens
Despite the accepted health benefits of consuming dietary fiber, little is known about the mechanisms by which fiber deprivation impacts the gut microbiota and alters disease risk. Using a gnotobiotic mouse model, in which animals were colonized with a synthetic human gut microbiota composed of fully sequenced commensal bacteria, we elucidated the functional interactions between dietary fiber, the gut microbiota, and the colonic mucus barrier, which serves as a primary defense against enteric pathogens. We show that during chronic or intermittent dietary fiber deficiency, the gut microbiota resorts to host-secreted mucus glycoproteins as a nutrient source, leading to erosion of the colonic mucus barrier...
November 17, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863236/veggies-and-intact-grains-a-day-keep-the-pathogens-away
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Francesca S Gazzaniga, Dennis L Kasper
In this issue of Cell, Desai et al. compare how dietary fiber affects the gut microbiota and susceptibility to disease. They find that a fiber-free diet promotes mucus-degrading bacteria and susceptibility to Citrobacter rodentium infection.
November 17, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859671/rapid-differentiation-of-cocci-mixed-bacteria-from-rods-in-voided-urine-culture-of-women-with-uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infections
#16
Chun-Chun Yang, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang, Hui-Ching Hung, I-Ni Chiang, Chiung-Hui Peng, Shang-Jen Chang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of laser flow cytometry to predict cocci/mixed growth in the pre-analytical phase of urine specimens. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed urine samples from women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections from urologic clinics for study. Urine analyses were performed with laser flow cytometry (UF1000i, Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) and then diagrams were generated (forward scatter vs. fluorescent light scatter). Each specimen (bacteria count >357 BACT/μL) was classified as either cocci bacteria or rods/mixed growth according to the diagrams...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857935/synchronous-disease-kinetics-in-a-murine-model-for-enterohemorrhagic-e-coli-infection-using-food-borne-inoculation
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Laurice J Flowers, Elsa N Bou Ghanem, John M Leong
Upon colonization of the intestinal epithelium, the attaching and effacing (AE) pathogen Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) effaces microvilli and forms pedestal-like structures beneath the adherent bacterium. The production of one of its virulence factors, the phage-encoded Shiga toxin (Stx) results in systemic disease, including the development of renal failure. Although EHEC does not productively infect conventional mice, EHEC infection can be modeled in mice utilizing a derivative of the natural murine AE pathogen Citrobacter rodentium (CR)...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854061/metal-resistant-rhizobacteria-isolates-improve-mucuna-deeringiana-phytoextraction-capacity-in-multi-metal-contaminated-soils-from-a-gold-mining-area
#18
Cácio Luiz Boechat, Patricia Giovanella, Magno Batista Amorim, Enilson Luiz Saccol de Sá, Flávio Anastácio de Oliveira Camargo
Phytoremediation consists of biological techniques for heavy metal remediation, which include exploring the genetic package of vegetable species to remove heavy metals from the environment. The goals of this study were to investigate heavy metal and bioaugmentation effects on growth and nutrient uptake by Mucuna deeringiana; to determine the metal translocation factor and bioconcentration factor and provide insight for using native bacteria to enhance heavy metal accumulation. The experiment was conducted under greenhouse conditions using a 2 × 4 factorial scheme with highly and slightly contaminated soil samples and inoculating M...
November 16, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851911/autoimmune-renal-disease-is-exacerbated-by-s1p-receptor-1-dependent-intestinal-th17-cell-migration-to-the-kidney
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Christian F Krebs, Hans-Joachim Paust, Sonja Krohn, Tobias Koyro, Silke R Brix, Jan-Hendrik Riedel, Patricia Bartsch, Thorsten Wiech, Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Jiabin Huang, Nicole Fischer, Philipp Busch, Hans-Willi Mittrücker, Ulrich Steinhoff, Brigitta Stockinger, Laura Garcia Perez, Ulrich O Wenzel, Matthias Janneck, Oliver M Steinmetz, Nicola Gagliani, Rolf A K Stahl, Samuel Huber, Jan-Eric Turner, Ulf Panzer
Th17 cells are most abundant in the gut, where their presence depends on the intestinal microbiota. Here, we examined whether intestinal Th17 cells contribute to extra-intestinal Th17 responses in autoimmune kidney disease. We found high frequencies of Th17 cells in the kidneys of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis. We utilized photoconversion of intestinal cells in Kaede mice to track intestinal T cell mobilization upon glomerulonephritis induction, and we found that Th17 cells egress from the gut in a S1P-receptor-1-dependent fashion and subsequently migrate to the kidney via the CCL20/CCR6 axis...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845382/effect-of-bio-engineering-on-size-shape-composition-and-rigidity-of-bacterial-microcompartments
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Matthias J Mayer, Rokas Juodeikis, Ian R Brown, Stefanie Frank, David J Palmer, Evelyne Deery, David M Beal, Wei-Feng Xue, Martin J Warren
Bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) are proteinaceous organelles that are found in a broad range of bacteria and are composed of an outer shell that encases an enzyme cargo representing a specific metabolic process. The outer shell is made from a number of different proteins that form hexameric and pentameric tiles, which interact to allow the formation of a polyhedral edifice. We have previously shown that the Citrobacter freundii BMC associated with 1,2-propanediol utilization can be transferred into Escherichia coli to generate a recombinant BMC and that empty BMCs can be formed from just the shell proteins alone...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
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