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J Contemp Dent Pract ; 21(7): 760-764, 2020 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020359

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AIM: One of the most vital characteristics of an ideal root filling material is the capability to inhibit the growth of the microorganisms. Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is one of the most used root repair materials, with approved antibacterial effect. A newly introduced root repair material is nano-fast cement (NFC) which should be investigated. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of NFC were evaluated in the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enterococcus faecalis (PTCC 1394), Escherichia coli (ATTC 15224), and Candida albicans (PTCC 5027) were employed for the antimicrobial assessment. The following were the steps used to conduct the agar diffusion test (ADT): six agar plates were used. 0.5 McFarland concentration of each strain was cultured on two plates by a sterile cotton-tipped swab. Three holes with 5mm diameter were created on each plate. Freshly mixed cement was placed in the holes of the related plate. After two hours, the plates were incubated at 37°C for 24 hours. Then, the diameter of the growth inhibition zones were measured, and the mean values were used for the analysis. Direct contact test (DCT) was done by using the following steps: Freshly mixed materials were placed in the 96-well microtiter plate. 10 µL of each bacterial suspension was added to the tested cement. After one-hour incubation at 37°C, 245 µL of BHI broth was added to each well, and the plate was vortexed for 2 minutes. About 15 µL of this bacterial suspension was added to a new well which contained 215 µL of fresh medium. The kinetics of the bacterial outgrowth were measured by the microplate spectrophotometer hourly for 12 hours. RESULTS: No significant differences were observed between the diameters of the growth inhibition zones of MTA and NFC groups in ADT. In DCT, the MTA inhibits E. coli more effectively than NFC (p value < 0.001). Both cements had the same inhibitory effect on E. faecalis and C. albicans. CONCLUSION: The MTA and NFC are almost equally effective against the tested microorganisms. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The antibacterial characteristic of any dental material is an important matter. As well, the antibacterial efficacy of the NFC should be evaluated.


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Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Escherichia coli , Compostos de Alumínio , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Compostos de Cálcio , Combinação de Medicamentos , Óxidos , Materiais Restauradores do Canal Radicular , Silicatos
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J Environ Qual ; 49(3): 754-761, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016404

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Land application of manure introduces gastrointestinal microbes into the environment, including bacteria carrying antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Measuring soil ARGs is important for active stewardship efforts to minimize gene flow from agricultural production systems; however, the variety of sampling protocols and target genes makes it difficult to compare ARG results between studies. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods to characterize and/or quantify 27 ARG targets in soils from 20 replicate, long-term no-till plots, before and after swine manure application and simulated rainfall and runoff. All samples were negative for the 10 b-lactamase genes assayed. For tetracycline resistance, only source manure and post-application soil samples were positive. The mean number of macrolide, sulfonamide, and integrase genes increased in post-application soils when compared with source manure, but at plot level only, 1/20, 5/20, and 11/20 plots post-application showed an increase in erm(B), sulI, and intI1, respectively. Results confirmed the potential for temporary blooms of ARGs after manure application, likely linked to soil moisture levels. Results highlight uneven distribution of ARG targets, even within the same soil type and at the farm plot level. This heterogeneity presents a challenge for separating effects of manure application from background ARG noise under field conditions and needs to be considered when designing studies to evaluate the impact of best management practices to reduce ARG or for surveillance. We propose expressing normalized quantitative PCR (qPCR) ARG values as the number of ARG targets per 100,000 16S ribosomal RNA genes for ease of interpretation and to align with incidence rate data.


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Esterco , Solo , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Produtos Agrícolas , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/genética , Microbiologia do Solo , Suínos
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 170: 104695, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32980058

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In this study, thirty 1,3,4-oxadiazole sulfone derivatives containing 3,4-dichloroisothiazolamide moiety were designed and synthesized, and their antibacterial activities were evaluated. Bioassay results showed that some compounds exhibited excellent antibacterial activities against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola (Xoc) in vitro and in vivo. Notably, the EC50 values of compounds 2 and 3 against Xoo were 0.79 and 0.85 µg/mL, respectively, which were superior to those of the control agents isotianil, bismerthiazol, and thiodiazole copper. In addition, in vivo antibacterial activities revealed that the compound 2 at 50 µg/mL possessed protective and curative activities of 43.99% and 41.06% against Xoo, respectively, which were better than positive controls. Furthermore, the preliminary mechanism study disclosed that compound 2 exhibited effective antibacterial activity against Xoo by inhibiting the formation of extracellular polysaccharides from Xoo, increasing cell permeability, and changing the shape of cells. This study suggested that 1,3,4-oxadiazole sulfone derivatives containing 3,4-dichloroisothiazolamide moiety displayed excellent antibacterial activity and could be further explored and developed as commercial pesticides.


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Oryza , Xanthomonas , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Oxidiazóis , Doenças das Plantas , Sulfonas/farmacologia
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Antivir Chem Chemother ; 28: 2040206620961712, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32972196

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Macrolides are a large group of antibiotics characterised by the presence of a macro-lactone ring of variable size. The prototype of macrolide antibiotics, erythromycin was first produced by Streptomyces and associated species more than half a century ago; other related drugs were developed. These drugs have been shown to have several pharmacological properties: in addition to their antibiotic activity, they possess some anti-inflammatory properties and have been also considered against non-bacterial infections. In this review, we analysed the available clinical evidences regarding the potential anti-viral activity of macrolides, by focusing on erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin. Overall, there is no significant evidences so far that macrolides might have a direct benefit on most of viral infections considered in this review (RSV, Influenza, coronaviruses, Ebola and Zika viruses). However, their clinical benefit cannot be ruled out without further and focused clinical studies. Macrolides may improve the clinical course of viral respiratory infections somehow, at least through indirect mechanisms relying on some and variable anti-inflammatory and/or immunomodulatory effects, in addition to their well-known antibacterial activity.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antivirais/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacocinética , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/farmacocinética , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Macrolídeos/farmacocinética , Macrolídeos/uso terapêutico , Pandemias
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4608, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929085

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Actinobacteria produce antibacterial and antifungal specialized metabolites. Many insects harbour actinobacteria on their bodies or in their nests and use these metabolites for protection. However, some actinobacteria produce metabolites that are toxic to insects and the evolutionary relevance of this toxicity is unknown. Here we explore chemical interactions between streptomycetes and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. We find that many streptomycetes produce specialized metabolites that have potent larvicidal effects against the fly; larvae that ingest spores of these species die. The mechanism of toxicity is specific to the bacterium's chemical arsenal: cosmomycin D producing bacteria induce a cell death-like response in the larval digestive tract; avermectin producing bacteria induce paralysis. Furthermore, low concentrations of volatile terpenes like 2-methylisoborneol that are produced by streptomycetes attract fruit flies such that they preferentially deposit their eggs on contaminated food sources. The resulting larvae are killed during growth and development. The phenomenon of volatile-mediated attraction and specialized metabolite toxicity suggests that some streptomycetes pose an evolutionary risk to insects in nature.


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Bactérias/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/microbiologia , Actinobacteria/fisiologia , Animais , Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Canfanos/toxicidade , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Drosophila melanogaster/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/microbiologia , Metaboloma , Esporos Bacterianos/metabolismo , Esporos Bacterianos/fisiologia , Streptomyces/fisiologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/farmacologia
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Dental Press J Orthod ; 25(4): 51-58, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32965387

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ZnO nanocoating on mechanical properties of NiTi orthodontic wires and antibacterial activity. METHODS: 0.016 x 0.022-in NiTi orthodontic wires were coated with ZnO nanoparticles using an electrochemical deposition method with three electrodes system in 0.1M Zn(NO3)2. Mechanical properties and frictional resistance of the coated wires were investigated using an universal testing machine. Antibacterial effect of ZnO coating was also investigated. RESULTS: A stable adhered ZnO nanocoating on NiTi wires was obtained. The coated wires have a significant antibacterial activity against S. aureus, S. pyogens and E. coli, and a reduction of frictional forces by 34%. CONCLUSION: ZnO nanocoating may improve the antibacterial effects of NiTi wires and reduce the frictional resistance. Coating may be implanted in orthodontic practice for faster and safer treatment.


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Óxido de Zinco/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Ligas Dentárias , Escherichia coli , Teste de Materiais , Níquel , Fios Ortodônticos , Staphylococcus aureus , Propriedades de Superfície , Titânio/farmacologia , Zinco
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4648, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938927

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Emergence of tigecycline-resistance tet(X) gene orthologues rendered tigecycline ineffective as last-resort antibiotic. To understand the potential origin and transmission mechanisms of these genes, we survey the prevalence of tet(X) and its orthologues in 2997 clinical E. coli and K. pneumoniae isolates collected nationwide in China with results showing very low prevalence on these two types of strains, 0.32% and 0%, respectively. Further surveillance of tet(X) orthologues in 3692 different clinical Gram-negative bacterial strains collected during 1994-2019 in hospitals in Zhejiang province, China reveals 106 (2.7%) tet(X)-bearing strains with Flavobacteriaceae being the dominant (97/376, 25.8%) bacteria. In addition, tet(X)s are found to be predominantly located on the chromosomes of Flavobacteriaceae and share similar GC-content as Flavobacteriaceae. It also further evolves into different orthologues and transmits among different species. Data from this work suggest that Flavobacteriaceae could be the potential ancestral source of the tigecycline resistance gene tet(X).


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Infecções por Flavobacteriaceae/epidemiologia , Flavobacteriaceae/genética , Tigeciclina/farmacologia , China/epidemiologia , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Evolução Molecular , Flavobacteriaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Flavobacteriaceae/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Flavobacteriaceae/microbiologia , Humanos , Filogenia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4522, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32908144

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A unique, protective cell envelope contributes to the broad drug resistance of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. Here we use transposon insertion sequencing to identify A. baumannii mutants displaying altered susceptibility to a panel of diverse antibiotics. By examining mutants with antibiotic susceptibility profiles that parallel mutations in characterized genes, we infer the function of multiple uncharacterized envelope proteins, some of which have roles in cell division or cell elongation. Remarkably, mutations affecting a predicted cell wall hydrolase lead to alterations in lipooligosaccharide synthesis. In addition, the analysis of altered susceptibility signatures and antibiotic-induced morphology patterns allows us to predict drug synergies; for example, certain beta-lactams appear to work cooperatively due to their preferential targeting of specific cell wall assembly machineries. Our results indicate that the pathogen may be effectively inhibited by the combined targeting of multiple pathways critical for envelope growth.


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Infecções por Acinetobacter/tratamento farmacológico , Acinetobacter baumannii/genética , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/antagonistas & inibidores , Infecção Hospitalar/tratamento farmacológico , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Infecções por Acinetobacter/microbiologia , Acinetobacter baumannii/efeitos dos fármacos , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Parede Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Parede Celular/genética , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Infecção Hospitalar/microbiologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Mutação
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 651, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32887563

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BACKGROUND: Risk factors related to mortality due to invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) have been unveiled previously, but early clinical manifestations of IPD based on prognosis remain uncovered. METHODS: The demographic characteristics, clinical features, serotype, antibiotic susceptibility, and outcomes of 97 hospitalized children with laboratory-confirmed IPD from Suzhou, China, were collected and analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The median age was 0.69 (0.49-1.55) years in the non-survivor group compared with 2.39 (0.90-3.81) years in the survivor group. The mortality of 97 children with laboratory-confirmed IPD was 17.5% (17/97), and 53.6% of them were aged less than 2 years. Pathogens were mainly from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and sepsis was the most frequent type. Statistically significant differences were found in hyperpyrexia, vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, poor perfusion of extremities, Hb level, and Plt count between the nonsurvival and survival groups. Further, the multivariate regression analysis showed that early signs, including hyperpyrexia, vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and poor perfusion of extremities, were independent risk factors for the in-hospital mortality of children with laboratory-confirmed IPD. The mortality was also associated with antimicrobial sensitivity in pneumococcal isolates. The microbes in 1/17 (5.9%) children who were prescribed an antibiotic showed antimicrobial sensitivity in the nonsurvival group, compared with 21/80 (26.3%) children who survived. The most common serotypes identified were 6B (35.3%, 6/17), 14 (23.5%, 4/17), 19F (23.5%, 4/17), 19A (5.9%, 1/17), 23F (5.9%, 1/17), and 20 (5.9%, 1/17) in the nonsurvival group. The coverage of IPD serotypes of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was 88.2% (15/17), while that of the 13-valent S. pneumoniae vaccine (PCV13) was 94.1% (16/17) of the coverage in the nonsurvival group. CONCLUSIONS: Recurrent hyperpyrexia, vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and poor perfusion of extremities in the early stage were independent predictors for the in-hospital mortality of children with laboratory-confirmed IPD. Appropriate use of antibiotics and PCV immunization were the keys to improve the outcome of IPD.


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Infecções Pneumocócicas/microbiologia , Infecções Pneumocócicas/mortalidade , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Vacina Pneumocócica Conjugada Heptavalente/uso terapêutico , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Infecções Pneumocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Pneumocócicas/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Pneumocócicas/uso terapêutico , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Sepse/microbiologia , Streptococcus pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Cobertura Vacinal
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1267: 117-133, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894480

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Antibiotic resistance is a global epidemic, becoming increasingly pressing due to its rapid spread. There is thus a critical need to develop new therapeutic approaches. In addition to searching for new antibiotics, looking into existing mechanisms of natural host defense may enable researchers to improve existing defense mechanisms, and to develop effective, synthetic drugs guided by natural principles. Histones, primarily known for their role in condensing mammalian DNA, are antimicrobial and share biochemical similarities with antimicrobial peptides (AMPs); however, the mechanism by which histones kill bacteria is largely unknown. Both AMPs and histones are similar in size, cationic, contain a high proportion of hydrophobic amino acids, and possess the ability to form alpha helices. AMPs, which mostly kill bacteria through permeabilization or disruption of the biological membrane, have recently garnered significant attention for playing a key role in host defenses. This chapter outlines the structure and function of histone proteins as they compare to AMPs and provides an overview of their role in innate immune responses, especially regarding the action of specific histones against microorganisms and their potential mechanism of action against microbial pathogens.


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Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/imunologia , Bactérias/imunologia , Histonas/química , Histonas/imunologia , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Peptídeos Catiônicos Antimicrobianos/química , Peptídeos Catiônicos Antimicrobianos/farmacologia , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/farmacologia , Imunidade Inata
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4365, 2020 08 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32868761

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Current approaches explore bacterial genes that change transcriptionally upon stress exposure as diagnostics to predict antibiotic sensitivity. However, transcriptional changes are often specific to a species or antibiotic, limiting implementation to known settings only. While a generalizable approach, predicting bacterial fitness independent of strain, species or type of stress, would eliminate such limitations, it is unclear whether a stress-response can be universally captured. By generating a multi-stress and species RNA-Seq and experimental evolution dataset, we highlight the strengths and limitations of existing gene-panel based methods. Subsequently, we build a generalizable method around the observation that global transcriptional disorder seems to be a common, low-fitness, stress response. We quantify this disorder using entropy, which is a specific measure of randomness, and find that in low fitness cases increasing entropy and transcriptional disorder results from a loss of regulatory gene-dependencies. Using entropy as a single feature, we show that fitness and quantitative antibiotic sensitivity predictions can be made that generalize well beyond training data. Furthermore, we validate entropy-based predictions in 7 species under antibiotic and non-antibiotic conditions. By demonstrating the feasibility of universal predictions of bacterial fitness, this work establishes the fundamentals for potentially new approaches in infectious disease diagnostics.


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Bactérias/genética , Evolução Molecular Direcionada , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Estresse Fisiológico , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/metabolismo , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Bacterianos , Doenças Transmissíveis/diagnóstico , Entropia , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Bacterianos , Genoma Bacteriano , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Streptococcus pneumoniae/efeitos dos fármacos , Streptococcus pneumoniae/genética , Streptococcus pneumoniae/metabolismo , Transcriptoma
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 646, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873235

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BACKGROUND: COVID-19 is known as a new viral infection. Viral-bacterial co-infections are one of the biggest medical concerns, resulting in increased mortality rates. To date, few studies have investigated bacterial superinfections in COVID-19 patients. Hence, we designed the current study on COVID-19 patients admitted to ICUs. METHODS: Nineteen patients admitted to our ICUs were enrolled in this study. To detect COVID-19, reverse transcription real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed. Endotracheal aspirate samples were also collected and cultured on different media to support the growth of the bacteria. After incubation, formed colonies on the media were identified using Gram staining and other biochemical tests. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was carried out based on the CLSI recommendations. RESULTS: Of nineteen COVID-19 patients, 11 (58%) patients were male and 8 (42%) were female, with a mean age of ~ 67 years old. The average ICU length of stay was ~ 15 days and at the end of the study, 18 cases (95%) expired and only was 1 case (5%) discharged. In total, all patients were found positive for bacterial infections, including seventeen Acinetobacter baumannii (90%) and two Staphylococcus aureus (10%) strains. There was no difference in the bacteria species detected in any of the sampling points. Seventeen of 17 strains of Acinetobacter baumannii were resistant to the evaluated antibiotics. No metallo-beta-lactamases -producing Acinetobacter baumannii strain was found. One of the Staphylococcus aureus isolates was detected as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and isolated from the patient who died, while another Staphylococcus aureus strain was susceptible to tested drugs and identified as methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings emphasize the concern of superinfection in COVID-19 patients due to Acinetobacter baumannii and Staphylococcus aureus. Consequently, it is important to pay attention to bacterial co-infections in critical patients positive for COVID-19.


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Infecções por Acinetobacter/complicações , Acinetobacter baumannii/isolamento & purificação , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Coinfecção/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Infecções Estafilocócicas/complicações , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Acinetobacter/epidemiologia , Infecções por Acinetobacter/microbiologia , Acinetobacter baumannii/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Complicações do Diabetes/epidemiologia , Feminino , Cardiopatias/complicações , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Masculino , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/isolamento & purificação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Sistema Respiratório/microbiologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/epidemiologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4379, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873785

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The gut microbiome harbors a 'silent reservoir' of antibiotic resistance (AR) genes that is thought to contribute to the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens through horizontal gene transfer (HGT). To counteract the spread of AR, it is paramount to know which organisms harbor mobile AR genes and which organisms engage in HGT. Despite methods that characterize the overall abundance of AR genes in the gut, technological limitations of short-read sequencing have precluded linking bacterial taxa to specific mobile genetic elements (MGEs) encoding AR genes. Here, we apply Hi-C, a high-throughput, culture-independent method, to surveil the bacterial carriage of MGEs. We compare two healthy individuals with seven neutropenic patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, who receive multiple courses of antibiotics, and are acutely vulnerable to the threat of multidrug-resistant infections. We find distinct networks of HGT across individuals, though AR and mobile genes are associated with more diverse taxa within the neutropenic patients than the healthy subjects. Our data further suggest that HGT occurs frequently over a several-week period in both cohorts. Whereas most efforts to understand the spread of AR genes have focused on pathogenic species, our findings shed light on the role of the human gut microbiome in this process.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/genética , Transferência Genética Horizontal , Genes Bacterianos/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Idoso , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Sequências Repetitivas Dispersas/efeitos dos fármacos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236713, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750089

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Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the most common isolates from blood culture in neonates resulting in high mortality and morbidity. This study investigated CoNS obtained from blood cultures of neonates for antibiotic resistance and virulence factors, and possible association with inflammatory response (C-reactive protein). A total of 93 CoNS isolates were collected from 76 blood cultures of neonates at the Maternity hospital in Kuwait in a six-month period and investigated for susceptibility to antibiotics, carriage of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec), and virulence-associated genes. The 93 CoNS isolates consisted of S. epidermidis (76; 81.7%), S. capitis (12; 12.9%), S. hominis (2; 2.1%), S. warneri (2; 2.1%) and S. haemolyticus (1; 1.0%). Eighty-six (92.4%) of the isolates were resistant to cefoxitin (MR-CoNS) while 49 (52.7%) expressed multi-antibiotic resistance. The methicillin-resistant isolates (MR-CoNS) carried SCCmec III, SCCmec IVa and four combinations of SCCmec types including SCCmec types I+IVa (one S. warneri and 25 S. epidermidis isolates), types I+III (one S. epidermidis isolate), types III+IVa (six S. epidermidis isolates) and types I+III+IVa (one S. epidermidis isolate). The most common virulence-related genes were icaC, seb, arc detected in 69.7%, 60.5%, 40.8% of the isolates respectively. Two isolates were positive for tst1. No association between C-reactive protein and antibiotic resistance or virulence factors was established. This study revealed that S. epidermidis carrying different SCCmec genetic elements, was the dominant CoNS species isolated from neonatal blood cultures with 90.3% and 36.6% of the isolates positive for genes for biofilm and ACME production respectively.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Recém-Nascido Prematuro , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Staphylococcus/efeitos dos fármacos , Toxinas Bacterianas/genética , Biofilmes , Coagulase/metabolismo , Feminino , Genes Bacterianos , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Kuweit , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Estudos Retrospectivos , Staphylococcus/enzimologia , Staphylococcus/isolamento & purificação , Staphylococcus/metabolismo , Fatores de Virulência/genética , Fatores de Virulência/metabolismo
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J Med Microbiol ; 69(9): 1132-1144, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32812863

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Introduction. While colonization by Staphylococcus aureus in haemodialysis patients has been assessed, knowledge about colonization by beta-lactam-resistant Gram-negative bacilli is still limited.Aim. To describe clinical and molecular characteristics in haemodialysis patients colonized by S. aureus (MSSA-MRSA) and beta-lactam-resistant Gram-negative bacilli in an ambulatory renal unit.Methodology. The study included patients with central venous catheters in an outpatient haemodialysis facility in Medellín, Colombia (October 2017-October 2018). Swab specimens were collected from the nostrils and skin around vascular access to assess colonization by S. aureus (MSSA-MRSA). Stool samples were collected from each patient to evaluate beta-lactam-resistant Gram-negative bacilli colonization. Molecular typing included PFGE, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-PCR (ERIC). Clinical information was obtained from medical records and personal interview.Results. A total of 210 patients were included in the study. S. aureus colonization was observed in 33.8 % (n=71) of the patients, 4.8 % (n=10) of which were colonized by methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Stool samples were collected from 165 patients and of these 41.2 % (n=68) and 11.5 % (n=19) were colonized by extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing (ESBL) and carbapenem-resistant bacilli, respectively. Typing methods revealed high genetic diversity among S. aureus and ESBL-producing Gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB). Antibiotic use and hospitalization in the previous 6 months were observed in more than half of the studied population.Conclusion. The high colonization by ESBL-GNB in haemodialysis patients shows evidence for the need for stronger surveillance, not only for S. aureus but also for multidrug-resistant bacilli in order to avoid their spread. Additionally, the high genetic diversity suggests other sources of transmission outside the renal unit instead of horizontal transmission between patients.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Infecção Hospitalar/microbiologia , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/microbiologia , Lactamas/farmacologia , Resistência beta-Lactâmica , Idoso , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/classificação , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/genética , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Diálise Renal , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/genética , Staphylococcus aureus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação
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Bioresour Technol ; 317: 123974, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32799078

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Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in biowaste, such as livestock manure and excess activated sludge, pose potential threat to human and ecological health when applied to agricultural fields. Biological treatment approaches, such as thermophilic composting/vermicomposting and anaerobic digestion, widely adopted to stabilize biowaste have demonstrated significant effects on the fate of ARGs. However, the influence of these biological treatments on ARGs is not known. This review summarizes the occurrence of ARGs in biowaste and the impact of thermophilic composting, vermicomposting, and anaerobic digestion on the fate of ARGs with discussion on factors, including substrate properties, pretreatments, additives, and operational parameters, associated with ARGs during biological treatment of biowaste. Finally, this review explores the research implications and proposes new avenues in the field of biological treatment of organic waste.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos , Compostagem , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/genética , Genes Bacterianos , Humanos , Esterco , Esgotos
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Bioresour Technol ; 317: 123966, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32836032

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The influence of compound microbial agents on antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in pig manure composting was investigated. The results show that the addition of microbial agents promoted the reduction of total ARGs and the maximum removal efficiencies for absolute abundance (77.2%) and relative abundance (64.5%) were observed in the repeated dose and high dose groups, respectively. Four categories of ARGs declined with the reduction of Firmicutes and Tn916/1545, whereas two categories increased with the proliferation of intI1 and various potential hosts in the composting. The ARG profiles and bacterial communities were shaped by composting stages (mesophilic-thermophilic and cooling-maturation stages) in all groups. However, the addition of microbial agents accelerated the variation of composting stages, and may change the potential ARG hosts which influences the removal of ARGs. Of note, intI1 and two potential pathogens (Mycobacterium and Bacillus) correlated positively to several increased ARGs, implying the possible risks of compost products.


Assuntos
Compostagem , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/genética , Genes Bacterianos , Esterco , Suínos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237474, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32857767

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The effective treatment of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection has been limited and required novel potential agents. Due to the novel drug development crisis, using old antimicrobial agents and combination therapy have been highlighted. This study focused on fosfomycin which inhibits cell wall synthesis and has potential activity on Enterobacteriaceae. We evaluated fosfomycin activity against carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae and characterized fosfomycin resistance mechanisms. Fosfomycin revealed effective activity against only 31.8% of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolates. The major resistance mechanism was FosA3 production. The co-occurrence of FosA3 overexpression with the mutation of glpT (or loss of glpT) and/or uhpT was mediated high-level resistance (MIC>256 mg/L) to fosfomycin. Moreover, fosA3 silenced in sixteen fosfomycin-susceptible isolates and the plasmid carrying fosA3 of these isolates increased 32- to 64-fold of fosfomycin MICs in Escherichia coli DH5α transformants. The in vitro activity of fosfomycin combination with amikacin by checkerboard assay showed synergism and no interaction in six (16.2%) and sixteen isolates (43.3%), respectively. No antagonism of fosfomycin and amikacin was observed. Notably, the silence of aac (6)'-Ib and aphA6 was observed in amikacin-susceptible isolates. Our study suggests that the combination of fosfomycin and amikacin may be insufficient for the treatment of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolates.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Fosfomicina/farmacologia , Klebsiella pneumoniae/efeitos dos fármacos , beta-Lactamases/metabolismo , Amicacina/farmacologia , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Proteínas de Bactérias/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Humanos , Infecções por Klebsiella/microbiologia , Infecções por Klebsiella/patologia , Klebsiella pneumoniae/enzimologia , Klebsiella pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/genética , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , beta-Lactamases/genética
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 33(7): 471-483, 2020 Jul 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807266

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Objective: Owing to antibiotic abuse and the subsequent development of antibiotic resistance, bacterial infection has become one of the most persistent unresolved problems. New antibacterial agents, especially those that are environmental-friendly, are urgently needed. Methods: Melanin extracted by filtration centrifugation and acid and proteolytic hydrolysis was characterized using UV, FTIR, TEM, and XPS. Photothermal conversion was calculated, and the bacteriostatic effects, in vitro and in vivo, were assessed by plate counting and ratios (%) of wound areas. Results: Natural melanin hydrolyzed by trypsin had good photothermal conversion effects, which resulted in superior bacteriostatic activities. The extracted melanin along with laser NIR irradiation at 808 nm promoted the healing of wounds infected by drug-resistant bacteria in vivo and was biocompatible according to toxicity tests in vivo and in vitro. Conclusion: The present findings indicated a safe and efficient method of developing natural antibacterial agents.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/tratamento farmacológico , Melaninas/farmacologia , Mytilus edulis/química , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Cicatrização , Exoesqueleto/química , Animais , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/efeitos da radiação , Processos Fotoquímicos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos da radiação
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J Environ Manage ; 274: 111190, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771773

RESUMO

The objectives of this study were to clarify the distribution as well as the removal mechanism of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) within three sludge treatment wetlands (STWs) during a loading period of two years. Three STW units were constructed and run during the loading period: Unit 1 (U1) built with aeration tubes, Unit 2 (U2) built with aeration tubes and reeds, and Unit 3 (U3) built with reeds only. All targeted ARGs, intI1, and 16S rRNA were detected in residual sludge in the order of magnitude: 16S rRNA>sul1>intI1>sul2>tetC>tetA>ermB. The abundance of the five targeted ARGs, intI1, and 16S rRNA increased in residual sludge, during the loading period, which may be due to the increase in bacteria caused by the continuous import of exogenous nutrients. However, STWs can also remove ARGs from sewage during the loading period and the mean removal efficiency of five resistance genes was 73.0%. The removal rates of intI1 and 16S rRNA were 73.5% and 78.6%, respectively. Positive correlations were detected in abundance of most ARGs and intI1, as well as 16S rRNA (P < 0.05), indicating intI1 plays a vital part in the propagation of ARGs. The removal of bacteria harboring these genes also occurs in the STW units.


Assuntos
Esgotos , Áreas Alagadas , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/genética , Genes Bacterianos/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Águas Residuárias/análise
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