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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345580/differential-roles-of-caspase-1-and-caspase-11-in-infection-and-inflammation
#1
Si Ming Man, Rajendra Karki, Benoit Briard, Amanda Burton, Sebastien Gingras, Stephane Pelletier, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Caspase-1, also known as interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-converting enzyme (ICE), regulates antimicrobial host defense, tissue repair, tumorigenesis, metabolism and membrane biogenesis. On activation within an inflammasome complex, caspase-1 induces pyroptosis and converts pro-IL-1β and pro-IL-18 into their biologically active forms. "ICE(-/-)" or "Casp1(-/-)" mice generated using 129 embryonic stem cells carry a 129-associated inactivating passenger mutation on the caspase-11 locus, essentially making them deficient in both caspase-1 and caspase-11...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344333/stressor-exposure-has-prolonged-effects-on-colonic-microbial-community-structure-in-citrobacter-rodentium-challenged-mice
#2
Jeffrey D Galley, Amy R Mackos, Vanessa A Varaljay, Michael T Bailey
Stressor exposure significantly affects the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota, and exacerbates Citrobacter rodentium-induced inflammation, effects that can be attenuated with probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri. This study assessed the structure of the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota in mice exposed to a social stressor (called social disruption), as well as non-stressed control mice, during challenge with the colonic pathogen C. rodentium. Mice were exposed to the social stressor or home cage control conditions for six consecutive days and all mice were challenged with C...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337489/antibiotic-resistance-profiling-and-microbiota-of-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-apparently-healthy-dogs-in-ibadan-south-west-nigeria
#3
Oluwafemi Babatunde Daodu, Elizabeth Adesola Amosun, Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu
BACKGROUND: Rearing of dogs and other pets has become increasingly popular in modern society. Bacterial flora resides within the nasal and oral cavities of dogs and when chanced, can be pathogenic. Certain similarities between humans and dogs portends dangerous behavioral habits that could lead to zoonotic disease transmission. This study was aimed at isolation, identification and antibiotic profiling of bacteria from nasal swabs of apparently healthy dogs. The zoonotic risk was also considered...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333363/evaluation-of-the-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-test-a-colorimetric-test-for-the-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-gram-negative-bacilli
#4
Sandrine Bernabeu, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
Objectives: There is an urgent need for accurate and fast diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase-producing bacteria. Here, we have evaluated a novel colorimetric test (the β-CARBA™ test; Bio-Rad) to detect carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from cultured colonies. Methods: The performance of the β-CARBA™ test was compared with that of the Carba NP test (or the CarbAcineto NP test) and RAPIDEC ® CARBA NP (bioMérieux) using a collection of 290 isolates with characterized β-lactamase content...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333331/multiregional-dissemination-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st258-st512-genotypes-in-poland-2010-14
#5
Anna Baraniak, Radoslaw Izdebski, Dorota Zabicka, Katarzyna Bojarska, Sandra Górska, Elzbieta Literacka, Janusz Fiett, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski
Objectives: In 2008-09, the KPC carbapenemase epidemiology in Poland was dominated by a Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 KPC-2 outbreak in Warsaw and its administrative region. The aim of this study was to analyse the situation in 2010-14, with a focus on new outbreaks in other parts of the country. Methods: KPCs were detected in all suspected isolates by PCR. The detailed study was performed on 173 isolates from 2010 to 2012, and included PFGE and MLST, PCR identification of K...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333311/citrobacter-braakii-carrying-plasmid-borne-mcr-1-colistin-resistance-gene-from-ready-to-eat-food-from-a-market-in-the-chaco-region-of-bolivia
#6
Samanta Sennati, Vincenzo Di Pilato, Eleonora Riccobono, Tiziana Di Maggio, Ana Liz Villagran, Lucia Pallecchi, Alessandro Bartoloni, Gian Maria Rossolini, Tommaso Giani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333177/amelioration-of-citrobacter-rodentium-proliferation-in-early-stage-of-infection-in-mice-by-pre-treatment-with-lactobacillus-brevis-kb290-and-verification-using-in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging
#7
Naoko Waki, Yuki Kuwabara, Yuko Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Hiroyuki Koide, Naoto Oku, Norio Ohashi
Bioluminescent imaging (BLI) has become a useful tool for monitoring bacterial infections in real time. Citrobacter rodentium and its BLI are widely used as a murine model of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection. In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus brevis KB290 against C. rodentium infection by the BLI approach. First, we examined several solutions for making the suspension of bioluminescent C. rodentium for an oral inoculation to establish a stable intestinal infection...
November 10, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330298/biodegradation-of-used-engine-oil-by-novel-strains-of-ochrobactrum-anthropi-hm-1-and-citrobacter-freundii-hm-2-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
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Haytham M M Ibrahim
Used engine oil (UEO) constitutes a serious environmental problem due to the difficulty of disposal off or reuse. Ten bacterial strains with biodegradation potential were isolated from UEO-contaminated soil sample using enrichment technique. Two strains which exhibited the highest degradation %, 51 ± 1.2 and 48 ± 1.5, respectively, were selected. Based on the morphological, biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, they were identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi HM-1 (accession no: KR360745) and Citrobacter freundii HM-2 (accession no: KR360746)...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330269/identification-of-the-traditional-and-non-traditional-sulfate-reducing-bacteria-associated-with-corroded-ship-hull
#9
Kiana Alasvand Zarasvand, V Ravishankar Rai
Pitting corrosion due to microbial activity is the most severe type of corrosion that occurs in ship hull. Since biogenic sulfide produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) is involved in the acceleration of pitting corrosion of marine vessels, so it is important to collect information about SRB community involved in maritime vessel failure. We investigated the SRB community on corroded hull portion of the ship. With the use of common cultural method and 16S rDNA sequencing, ten bacteria with sulfate reduction ability were isolated and identified...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325319/bacterial-cellulose-zinc-oxide-nanocomposites-as-a-novel-dressing-system-for-burn-wounds
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Ayesha Khalid, Romana Khan, Mazhar Ul-Islam, Taous Khan, Fazli Wahid
Bacterial cellulose possesses physical and mechanical properties of an ideal wound dressing material but lack of antimicrobial activity limits its biomedical applications. Therefore, in current study, the inherent wound healing characteristics of bacterial cellulose and antimicrobial properties of zinc oxide nanoparticles were combined. The reinforcement (impregnation) of zinc oxide nanoparticles into bacterial cellulose sheets was confirmed through various characterization techniques. The antimicrobial capacity of bacterial cellulose-zinc oxide nanocomposites was tested against common burn pathogens...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321827/effects-of-dietary-administration-of-shewanella-xiamenensis-a-1-aeromonas-veronii-a-7-and-bacillus-subtilis-single-or-combined-on-the-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-intestinal-microbiota
#11
Kai Hao, Zhuo-Qi Wu, Dong-Liang Li, Xiao-Bo Yu, Gao-Xue Wang, Fei Ling
Gut microbiota of grass carp plays an important role in host. However, detailed information regarding the changes of microbiota after probiotics administration in relation to the gastrointestinal microbiota is absent. In the present study, dietary administration of putative probiotics Shewanella xiamenensis A-1, Aeromonas veronii A-7, and Bacillus subtilisstrains was conducted in grass carp to investigate if there is a discernible alteration in intestinal microbiota and whether the alteration is associated with previous study about the immunity regulation in grass carp...
March 21, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320724/piperacillin-tazobactam-versus-other-antibacterial-agents-for-treatment-of-bloodstream-infections-due-to-ampc-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#12
Lucy Cheng, Brian C Nelson, Monica Mehta, Nikhil Seval, Sarah Park, Marla J Giddins, Qiuhu Shi, Susan Whittier, Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
In vivo induction of AmpC beta-lactamases produces high-level resistance to many beta-lactam antibiotics in Enterobacteriaceae, often resulting in the use of carbapenems or cefepime (FEP). The clinical effectiveness of piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP), a weak inducer of AmpC beta-lactamases, is poorly understood. Here we conducted a case-control study of adult inpatients with bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to Enterobacter, Serratia, or Citrobacter spp. from 2009 to 2015 to assess outcomes following treatment with TZP compared to FEP or meropenem (MEM)...
March 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302773/draft-genome-sequence-of-citrobacter-freundii-strain-a47-resistant-to-the-mycotoxin-deoxynivalenol
#13
Rafiq Ahad, Ting Zhou, Dion Lepp, K P Pauls
Here, we present the draft genome sequence of Citrobacter freundii strain A47 with a length of 4,878,242 bp, which contains 4,357 putative protein coding genes, including 270 unique genes. This work is expected to assist in obtaining novel gene(s) that code for deoxynivalenol (DON) de-epoxidation enzyme(s).
March 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296821/protease-activated-receptor-1-plays-a-proinflammatory-role-in-colitis-by-promoting-th17-related-immunity
#14
Muhammad A Saeed, Garrett Z Ng, Jan Däbritz, Josef Wagner, Louise Judd, Jia-Xi Han, Poshmaal Dhar, Carl D Kirkwood, Philip Sutton
BACKGROUND: Proteolytic cleavage of protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) can result in potent downstream regulatory effects on inflammation. Although PAR1 is expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and activating proteases are increased in inflammatory bowel disease, the effect of PAR1 activation on colitis remains poorly understood, and has not previously been studied in pediatric disease. METHODS: Expression of PAR1 and inflammatory cytokines in colonic biopsies from pediatric patients with Crohn's disease exhibiting active moderate to severe colitis was measured by quantitative PCR...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286877/il-22-controls-iron-dependent-nutritional-immunity-against-systemic-bacterial-infections
#15
Kei Sakamoto, Yun-Gi Kim, Hideki Hara, Nobuhiko Kamada, Gustavo Caballero-Flores, Emanuela Tolosano, Miguel P Soares, José L Puente, Naohiro Inohara, Gabriel Núñez
Host immunity limits iron availability to pathogenic bacteria, but whether immunity limits pathogenic bacteria from accessing host heme, the major source of iron in the body, remains unclear. Using Citrobacter rodentium, a mouse enteric pathogen and Escherichia coli, a major cause of sepsis in humans as models, we find that interleukin-22, a cytokine best known for its ability to promote epithelial barrier function, also suppresses the systemic growth of bacteria by limiting iron availability to the pathogen...
February 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282600/determination-of-free-polysaccharide-in-vi-glycoconjugate-vaccine-against-typhoid-fever
#16
C Giannelli, E Cappelletti, R Di Benedetto, F Pippi, M Arcuri, V Di Cioccio, L B Martin, A Saul, F Micoli
Glycoconjugate vaccines based on the Vi capsular polysaccharide directed against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi are licensed or in development against typhoid fever, an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Quantification of free polysaccharide in conjugate vaccines is an important quality control for release, to monitor vaccine stability and to ensure appropriate immune response. However, we found that existing separation methods based on size are not appropriate as free Vi non-specifically binds to unconjugated and conjugated protein...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276281/in-vitro-susceptibility-and-resistance-phenotypes-in-contemporary-citrobacter-isolates-in-a-university-hospital-in-crete-greece
#17
Sofia Maraki, Konstantinos Z Vardakas, Viktoria-Eirini Mavromanolaki, Margarita Kyriakidou, George Spais, Diamantis P Kofteridis, George Samonis, Matthew E Falagas
BACKGROUND: Data on Citrobacter spp. susceptibility are scarce. We sought to study the evolution in the susceptibility of 385 Citrobacter spp. at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece during a six-year period (2010-2015). METHODS: Non-duplicate strains isolated from inpatients (intensive care unit, oncology, surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics) and outpatients were studied using Vitek 2. Phenotypic confirmatory tests were applied for detection of β-lactamases and aminoglycoside modifying enzymes...
March 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272554/broadly-reactive-aptamers-targeting-bacteria-belonging-to-different-genera-using-a-sequential-toggle-cell-selex
#18
Min Young Song, Dung Nguyen, Seok Won Hong, Byoung Chan Kim
Conventional cell-SELEX aims to isolate aptamers to a single unique target bacteria species. We propose a method to isolate single-stranded DNA aptamers that have broad reactivity to multiple bacterial targets belonging to different genera. The key of the proposed method is that targets of interest are changed sequentially at each SELEX round. The general scheme was examined using six bacteria from different genera, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Citrobacter freundii, Bacillus subtilis, and Staphylococcus epidermidis (four gram-negative and two gram-positive bacteria)...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271652/impact-of-revised-broad-spectrum-cephalosporin-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-breakpoints-on-susceptibility-in-enterobacteriaceae-producing-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase
#19
Ki Ho Park, Yong Pil Chong, Sung Han Kim, Sang Oh Lee, Mi Suk Lee, Heungsup Sung, Mi Na Kim, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sang Ho Choi
We evaluated the impact of revised Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoints for broad-spectrum cephalosporins (BSCs) on the susceptibilities of 1,742 isolates of Enterobacter species, Serratia marcescens, Citrobacter freundii, and Morganella morganii. The 2011 CLSI criteria for cefotaxime and ceftazidime reduced the rates of susceptibility by 2.9% and 5.9%, respectively. The 2014 CLSI criteria for cefepime reduced the rate of susceptibility by 13.9%, and categorized 11.8% isolates as susceptible-dose dependent (SDD) for cefepime...
February 28, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261931/fever-and-prodromal-infections-in-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
#20
Qiu-Hua Gu, Li-Jun Xie, Xiao-Yu Jia, Rui Ma, Yun-Hua Liao, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
AIM: Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease is an autoimmune disorder with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and alveolar hemorrhage. Fever symptom and prodromal infections have been reported in many cases, but still not been elucidated. METHODS: Our study enrolled 140 consecutive patients with anti-GBM disease and retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of fever symptom and the possible reasons. RESULTS: Among the 140 patients, 94 (67...
March 6, 2017: Nephrology
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