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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150508/community-composition-and-ultrastructure-of-a-nitrate-dependent-anaerobic-methane-oxidizing-enrichment-culture
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Lavinia Gambelli, Simon Guerrero-Cruz, Rob J Mesman, Geert Cremers, Mike S M Jetten, Huub J M Op den Camp, Boran Kartal, Claudia Lueke, Laura van Niftrik
Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas and can be oxidized aerobically or anaerobically through microbial-mediated processes, thus decreasing methane emissions to the atmosphere. Using a complementary array of methods including phylogenetic analysis, physiological experiments, and light and electron microscopy techniques (including electron tomography), we investigated the community composition and ultrastructure of a continuous bioreactor enrichment culture, in which anaerobic methane oxidation (AOM) was coupled to nitrate reduction...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148380/high-rate-of-mcr-1-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-among-pigs-portugal
#2
Nicolas Kieffer, Marta Aires-de-Sousa, Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel
The mcr-1 (mobile colistin resistance 1) gene, which encodes phosphoethanolamine transferase, has been recently identified as a source of acquired resistance to polymyxins in Escherichia coli. Using the SuperPolymyxin selective medium, we prospectively screened 100 pigs at 2 farms in Portugal for polymyxin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and recovered 98 plasmid-mediated MCR-1-producing isolates. Most isolates corresponded to nonclonally related E. coli belonging to many sequence types; we also found 2 Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence types...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146285/rapid-polymyxin-np-test-for-the-detection-of-polymyxin-resistance-mediated-by-the-mcr-1-mcr-2-genes
#3
Laurent Poirel, Yu Larpin, Jan Dobias, Roger Stephan, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Jean-Yves Madec, Patrice Nordmann
The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been recently developed to rapidly detect polymyxin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae. Here we evaluated this test for detecting MCR-1/MCR-2-producing Enterobacteriaceae using a collection of 70 non-redundant strains either recovered from the environment, animals, or humans. Sensitivity and specificity were found to be 100%.
September 22, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146200/on-board-measurements-of-particle-and-gaseous-emissions-from-a-large-cargo-vessel-at-different-operating-conditions
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Thuy Chu-Van, Zoran Ristovski, Ali Mohammad Pourkhesalian, Thomas Rainey, Vikram Garaniya, Rouzbeh Abbassi, Sanaz Jahangiri, Hossein Enshaei, U-Shen Kam, Richard Kimball, Liping Yang, Ali Zare, Harry Bartlett, Richard J Brown
This study investigated particle and gaseous emission factors from a large cargo vessel for her whole voyage including at berth, manoeuvring and cruising. Quantification of these factors assists in minimising the uncertainty in the current methods of exhaust gas emission factor estimation. Engine performance and emissions from the main marine engine were measured on-board while the ship was manoeuvring and cruising at sea. Emissions of an auxiliary engine working at 55% of maximum continuous rating (MCR) were measured when the ship was at actual harbour stopovers...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138986/secukinumab-in-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-after-anti-tnf%C3%AE-therapy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-study
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Hasan Tahir, Atul Deodhar, Mark Genovese, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Jacob Aelion, Filip Van den Bosch, Sibylle Haemmerle, Hanno B Richards
INTRODUCTION: 'REASSURE' (NCT01377012), a phase 3 study, evaluated the efficacy and safety of secukinumab in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had an inadequate response to, or intolerance of, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF-inhibitors). METHODS: A total of 637 patients were randomized (1:1:1) to receive intravenous secukinumab 10 mg/kg (baseline, weeks 2 and 4) followed by subcutaneous secukinumab 150 mg or 75 mg every 4 weeks (starting from week 8) or placebo at the same dosing schedule...
November 14, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138303/cxc-chemokines-exhibit-bactericidal-activity-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-pathogens
#6
Matthew A Crawford, Debra J Fisher, Lisa M Leung, Sara Lomonaco, Christine Lascols, Antonio Cannatelli, Tommaso Giani, Gian Maria Rossolini, Yohei Doi, David R Goodlett, Marc W Allard, Shashi K Sharma, Erum Khan, Robert K Ernst, Molly A Hughes
The continued rise and spread of antimicrobial resistance among bacterial pathogens pose a serious challenge to global health. Countering antimicrobial-resistant pathogens requires a multifaceted effort that includes the discovery of novel therapeutic approaches. Here, we establish the capacity of the human CXC chemokines CXCL9 and CXCL10 to kill multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, including New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and colistin-resistant members of the family Enterobacteriaceae that harbor the mobile colistin resistance protein MCR-1 and thus possess phosphoethanolamine-modified lipid A...
November 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136881/monitoring-of-tablet-coating-processes-with-colored-coatings
#7
Shirin Barimani, Peter Kleinebudde
Endpoints of coating processes for colored tablets were determined using in-line Raman spectroscopy. Coatings were performed with six commercially available formulations of pink, yellow, red, beige, green and blue color. The coatings were comprising pigments and/or dyes, some causing fluorescence and interfering the Raman signal. Using non-contact optics, a Raman probe was used as process analytical technology (PAT) tool, and acquired spectra were correlated to the sprayed mass of aqueous coating suspension...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133565/emergence-of-chromosome-borne-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-1-in-clinical-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-india
#8
Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh Pathak, Awadhesh Kumar, Mohibur Rahman, Avinash Singh, Bruno G Zorn, Kashi N Prasad
Transmissible colistin resistance gene, mcr-1 has breached the one of the last line of defense for treatment of infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae….
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133055/green-unexpected-synthesis-of-bis-coumarin-derivatives-as-potent-anti-bacterial-and-anti-inflammatory-agents
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Bahubali M Chougala, S Samundeeswari, Megharaja Holiyachi, Nirmala S Naik, Lokesh A Shastri, Suneel Dodamani, Sunil Jalalpure, Sheshagiri R Dixit, Shrinivas D Joshi, Vinay A Sunagar
A green and efficient protocol has been developed and a series of coumarin based pyrano[3,2-c]chromene derivatives (2) have been synthesized using multi-component reaction (MCR) approach. Unexpected 3-coumarinyl-3-pyrazolylpropanoic acids (3) and C4-C4 chromenes (5) have been isolated instead of expected product 4 by the reaction of compound (2) in formic acid at 90 °C for about 4-5 h and at 130 °C for about 8-10 h respectively. Further, C4-C4chromenes (5) formation was confirmed by intramolecular cyclization of compounds (3)...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132825/preconcentration-and-partial-separation-of-nitroaromatic-vapors-using-a-methyltrimethoxysilane-based-sol-gel
#10
Michelle M Cerreta, Kevin J Johnson, Braden C Giordano
Typical trace vapor analysis involves sorbent trapping, followed by desorption and chromatographic separation. This communication describes a method for streamlining this process by combining sorbent sampling/preconcentration with partial separation achieved through temperature-programmed thermal desorption. A novel sorbent trap was formulated in which tubular glass liners for a programmable-temperature gas chromatograph inlet were coated with a sol-gel based polymer stationary phase synthesized from methyltrimethoxysilane precursor and installed into the inlet, which was directly connected to a mass-selective detector by a fused silica capillary transfer line...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127343/global-phylogenetic-analysis-of-escherichia-coli-and-plasmids-carrying-the-mcr-1-gene-indicates-bacterial-diversity-but-plasmid-restriction
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Sébastien Matamoros, Jarne M van Hattem, Maris S Arcilla, Niels Willemse, Damian C Melles, John Penders, Trung Nguyen Vinh, Ngo Thi Hoa, Menno D de Jong, Constance Schultsz
To understand the dynamics behind the worldwide spread of the mcr-1 gene, we determined the population structure of Escherichia coli and of mobile genetic elements (MGEs) carrying the mcr-1 gene. After a systematic review of the literature we included 65 E. coli whole genome sequences (WGS), adding 6 recently sequenced travel related isolates, and 312 MLST profiles. We included 219 MGEs described in 7 Enterobacteriaceae species isolated from human, animal and environmental samples. Despite a high overall diversity, 2 lineages were observed in the E...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126221/identification-and-characterization-of-mcr-mediated-colistin-resistance-in-extraintestinal-escherichia-coli-from-poultry-and-livestock-in-china
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Afrah Kamal Yassin, Jilei Zhang, Jiawei Wang, Li Chen, Patrick Kelly, Patrick Butaye, Guangwu Lu, Jiansen Gong, Min Li, Lanjing Wei, Yaoyao Wang, Kezong Qi, Xiangan Han, Stuart Price, Terri Hathcock, Chengming Wang
Antimicrobial resistance to colistin has emerged worldwide threatening the efficacy of one of the last-resort antimicrobials used for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection in humans. In this study, we investigated the presence of colistin resistance genes (mcr-1, mcr-2, mcr-3) in Escherichia coli strains isolated from poultry and livestock collected between 2004 and 2012 in China. Furthermore, we studied the maintenance and transfer of the mcr-1 gene in E. coli after serial passages...
November 8, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119100/motoric-cognitive-risk-syndrome-predictor-of-dementia-and-age-related-negative-outcomes
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Jagadish K Chhetri, Piu Chan, Bruno Vellas, Matteo Cesari
Cognitive disorders represent a leading cause of disability in the aging population, of which dementia has the highest global burden. Early signs of dementia such as slow gait and memory complaints are known to present well before the overt manifestation of the disease. Motoric cognitive risk (MCR) syndrome characterized by the simultaneous presence of gait disturbances and memory complaints in older subjects has been proposed to study the close interactions between the physical and cognitive domains as well as a possible approach to identify individuals at increased risk of dementia...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118748/remarkable-diversity-of-escherichia-coli-carrying-mcr-1-from-hospital-sewage-with-the-identification-of-two-new-mcr-1-variants
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Feifei Zhao, Yu Feng, Xiaoju Lü, Alan McNally, Zhiyong Zong
The plasmid-borne colistin-resistant gene mcr-1 has rapidly become a worldwide public health concern. This study aims to determine the host bacterial strains, plasmids, and genetic contexts of mcr-1 in hospital sewage. A 1-ml hospital sewage sample was cultured. Colistin-resistant bacterial colonies were selected on agar plates and were subjected to whole genome sequencing and subsequent analysis. The transfer of mcr-1 between bacterial strains was tested using conjugation. New variants of mcr-1 were cloned to test the impact of variations on the function of mcr-1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117637/secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-imaging-and-multivariate-data-analysis-reveal-co-aggregation-patterns-of-populus-trichocarpa-leaf-surface-compounds-on-a-micrometer-scale
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Purva Kulkarni, Mina Dost, Özgül Demir Bulut, Alexander Welle, Sebastian Böcker, Wilhelm Boland, Aleš Svatoš
Spatially resolved analysis of a multitude of compound classes has become feasible with the rapid advancement in mass spectrometry imaging strategies. In this study, we present a protocol that combines high lateral resolution TOF-SIMS imaging with a multivariate data analysis (MVA) approach to probe the complex leaf surface chemistry of Populus trichocarpa. Here, epicuticular waxes (EWs) found on the adaxial leaf surface of Populus trichocarpa were blotted on silicon wafers and imaged using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) at 10 μm and 1 μm lateral resolution...
November 8, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117270/screening-for-the-presence-of-mcr-1-mcr-2-genes-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-recovered-from-a-major-produce-production-region-in-california
#16
Daniela Mavrici, Jaszemyn C Yambao, Bertram G Lee, Beatriz Quiñones, Xiaohua He
The rapid spreading of polymyxin E (colistin) resistance among bacterial strains through the horizontally transmissible mcr-1 and mcr-2 plasmids has become a serious concern. The emergence of these genes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), a group of human pathogenic bacteria was even more worrisome, urging us to investigate the prevalence of mcr genes among STEC isolates. A total of 1000 STEC isolates, recovered from livestock, wildlife, produce and other environmental sources in a major production region for leafy vegetables in California during 2006-2014, were screened by PCR for the presence of plasmid-borne mcr-1 and mcr-2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114023/mcr-1-inhibition-with-peptide-conjugated-phosphorodiamidate-morpholino-oligomers-restores-sensitivity-to-polymyxin-in-escherichia-coli
#17
Seth M Daly, Carolyn R Sturge, Christina F Felder-Scott, Bruce L Geller, David E Greenberg
In late 2015, the first example of a transferrable polymyxin resistance mechanism in Gram-negative pathogens, MCR-1, was reported. Since that report, MCR-1 has been described to occur in many Gram-negative pathogens, and the mechanism of MCR-1-mediated resistance was rapidly determined: an ethanolamine is attached to lipid A phosphate groups, rendering the membrane more electropositive and repelling positively charged polymyxins. Acquisition of MCR-1 is clinically significant because polymyxins are frequently last-line antibiotics used to treat extensively resistant organisms, so acquisition of this mechanism might lead to pan-resistant strains...
November 7, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111433/longitudinal-study-on-antimicrobial-consumption-and-resistance-in-rabbit-farming
#18
Fabrizio Agnoletti, Romina Brunetta, Luca Bano, Ilenia Drigo, Elena Mazzolini
Reliable indicators of antimicrobial consumption (AMC) measured with harmonized data and supported with indicators for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at herd level are necessary to target antimicrobial misuse in food producing animals. To this scope in 2010-2015 we collected AMC data in 32 Italian industrial rabbit holdings weighted with semester production and standardized with animal daily dose (ADD). Herd level AMR against eight antimicrobials was assessed in E. coli, E. faecalis and E. hirae collected in 2014 and 2015...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103683/complete-genetic-analysis-of-a-salmonella-enterica-serovar-indiana-isolate-accompanying-four-plasmids-carrying-mcr-1-esbl-and-other-resistance-genes-in-china
#19
Juan Wang, Xianglei Li, Juan Li, Daniel Hurley, Xue Bai, Zhongyi Yu, Yu Cao, Ellen Wall, Séamus Fanning, Li Bai
One mcr-1-carrying Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana strain D90, was identified from 1320 Salmonella enterica isolates from poultry slaughterhouse in 2012 in China. The objective of this study was to verify the transferability of the mcr-1 gene and also completely characterize the sequence of the strain at the whole-genome level. Broth matting assays were carried out to detect the transferability and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of S. enterica serovar Indiana D90 was performed using the PacBio RS II system...
October 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097338/expansion-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-with-various-mgrb-mutations-giving-rise-to-colistin-resistance-the-role-of-isl3-on-plasmids
#20
Cesira Giordano, Simona Barnini, Constantinos Tsioutis, Monika A Chlebowicz, Effie V Scoulica, Achilleas Gikas, John W Rossen, Alexander W Friedrich, Erik Bathoorn
BACKGROUND: mcr-1 has been reported as first plasmid gene to confer colistin-resistance. In KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) isolates, however, colistin resistance is rapidly emerging through other mechanisms. This is frequently the result of disruption of mgrB gene by insertion sequences, for instance ISL3. The aim of this study is to investigate the expansion of mgrB-mutated KPC-KP. In addition, we identify localization and targets of ISL3 sequences within the core and accessory genome of common KPC-KP lineages...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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