Title:Antibacterial Flavonoids Against Oral Bacteria of Enterococcus Faecalis ATCC 29212 from Sarang Semut (Myrmecodia pendans) and Its Inhibitor Activity Against Enzyme MurA. VOLUME: 16 ISSUE: 3. Author(s):Dikdik Kurnia*, Eti Apriyanti, Cut Soraya and Mieke H. Satari. Affiliation:Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran-Bandung, Sumedang, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran-Bandung, Sumedang, Department of Concervative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Syiah Kuala Universty, Banda Aceh, Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran-Bandung, Sumedang. Keywords:Sarang Semut, Myrmecodia pendans, Enterococcus faecalis, MurA enzyme and flavonoids, oral bacteria, PAC.. Abstract:. Background: A significant number of antibiotics are known to inhibit peptidoglycan synthesis in the cross-linking stage, while the drug fosfomycin is the only one known to inhibit MurA. ...
Since the advent of the modern antibiotic era there has been an increasing number of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The growing antibiotic resistance and the lack in development of new antibiotics poses a serious public health threat worldwide. One of the first steps to combat this problem is to understand the molecular details associated with antibiotic resistance. Enterococcus faecalis is one of the most common causes of healthcare associated infections (HAI). E. faecalis is an opportunistic pathogen that normally resides in the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of humans and other animals. This bacterium possesses intrinsic antibiotic resistance and can also acquire resistance to other antibiotics through horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Some multi-drug resistant (MDR) E. faecalis strain have acquired resistance vancomycin, an antibiotic of last-resort, leaving very few treatment options. It has been shown that MDR E. faecalis have expanded genomes enriched with mobile genetic elements ...
|i|Enterococcus|/i|, a Gram-positive facultative anaerobic cocci belonging to the lactic acid bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes, is known to be able to resist a wide range of hostile conditions such as different pH levels, high concentration of NaCl (6.5%), and the extended temperatures between 5°C and 65°C. Despite being the third most common nosocomial pathogen, our understanding on its virulence factors is still poorly understood. The current study was aimed to determine the prevalence of different virulence genes in |i|Enterococcus faecalis|/i| and |i|Enterococcus faecium|/i|. For this purpose, 79 clinical isolates of Malaysian enterococci were evaluated for the presence of virulence genes. |i|pilB, fms8, efaAfm|/i|, and |i|sgrA|/i| genes are prevalent in all clinical isolates. In conclusion, the pathogenicity of |i|E. faecalis|/i| and |i|E. faecium|/i| could be associated with different virulence factors and these genes are widely distributed among the enterococcal species.
BioAssay record AID 67253 submitted by ChEMBL: In vitro antibacterial activity against vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VanA, BM4166).
TY - JOUR. T1 - Characterization of the first clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis, AH803, in Taiwan. AU - Lu, Jang J.. AU - Ben, Ren J.. AU - Perng, Cherng L.. AU - Chi, Wei Ming. AU - Chu, Mong Ling. AU - Lee, Wei H.. PY - 2000/2. Y1 - 2000/2. N2 - We previously isolated a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis, designated AH803, from the sputum of a patient with pneumonia and bacteremia in Taiwan. AH803 was resistant to vancomycin (minimal inhibitory concentration, MIC = 512 μg/mL) but susceptible to teicoplanin (MIC = 8 μg/mL), and harbored the vanA gene but not the vanB gene. In this study, we further characterized E. faecalis AH803 and the plasmid it was found to contain. DNA from AH803 was analyzed for the presence of vanA and vanB resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction. The vancomycin resistant phenotype was transferable from AH803 to E. faecalis JH2-2, at a frequency of 4.8 x 10-2 AH803 was also resistant to gentamicin and ...
Molecular characterization and multilaboratory evaluation of Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 51299 for quality control of screening tests for vancomycin and high-level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococci.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Enterococcus faecalis bearing aggregation substance is resistant to killing by human neutrophils despite phagocytosis and neutrophil activation. AU - Rakita, Robert M.. AU - Vanek, Natalie N.. AU - Jacques-Palaz, Karen. AU - Mee, Mee. AU - Mariscalco, M. Michele. AU - Dunny, Gary M.. AU - Snuggs, Mark. AU - Van Winkle, W. Barry. AU - Simon, Scott I.. PY - 1999/11. Y1 - 1999/11. N2 - Enterococcus faecalis aggregation substance (AS) mediates efficient bacterium-bacterium contact to facilitate plasmid exchange as part of a bacterial sex pheromone system. We have previously determined that AS promotes direct, opsonin-independent binding of E. faecalis to human neutrophils (PMNs) via complement receptor type 3 and other receptors on the PMN surface. We have now examined the functional consequences of this bacterium-host cell interaction. AS-bearing E. faecalis was phagocytosed and internalized by PMNs, as determined by deconvolution fluorescence microscopy. However, these bacteria ...
BioAssay record AID 300437 submitted by ChEMBL: Antibacterial activity against Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212 after 24 hrs by broth microdilution test.
Bacteria can survive antibiotic treatment both by acquiring antibiotic resistance genes and through mechanisms of tolerance that are based on phenotypic changes and the formation of metabolically inactive cells. Here, we report an Enterococcus faecalis strain (E. faecalis UM001B) that was isolated from a cystic fibrosis patient and had no increase in resistance but extremely high-level tolerance to ampicillin, vancomycin, and tetracycline. Specifically, the percentages of cells that survived 3.5-h antibiotic treatment (at 100 μg · ml−1) were 25.4% ± 4.3% and 51.9% ± 4.0% for ampicillin and tetracycline, respectively; vancomycin did not exhibit any significant killing. Consistent with the changes in antibiotic susceptibility, UM001B was found to have reduced penetration of ampicillin and vancomycin and accumulation of tetracycline compared to the reference strain ATCC 29212. Based on whole-genome sequencing, four amino acid substitutions were identified in one of the tetracycline efflux ...
COVO MORALES, E.; DIAZ CABALLERO, A. e SIMANCAS PALLARES, M.. Gene expression esp (enterococcus surface protein) of enterococcus faecalis in an in vitro model of extracted teeth. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.4, pp.195-204. ISSN 2340-3152.. Objective: To determine the presence and expression of Enterococcus faecalis Esp gene in several strains from an in vitro model on extracted teeth. Methods: An in vitro system was designed to evaluate the biofilm formation through fluorescence microscopy and gene expression that could be associated to biofilm formation. The system consisted of a previously extracted human tooth that was cut and prepared to provide by means of its root canal, an adequate surface for biofilm formation on behalf of Enterococcus faecalis. The system disposed an anaerobe chamber that allowed the growth of bacteria in broth culture and avoided contamination with other microorganisms. This chamber consisted of a sterile micro centrifuge tube, which was cut and united ...
Enterococcus faecalis biofilm traits and distribution characteristics in China have not been clarified. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of E. faecalis biofilm formation in a sample of clinical isolates and to explore the virulence factors associated with biofilm formation in those isolates. A total of 265 E. faecalis isolates were collected from patients in Shenzhen, China. Virulence genes were detected within the genomes of the microbes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The isolates were subjected to multilocus sequence typing (MLST) based on housekeeping genes. Biofilms were detected by crystal violet staining. The expression levels of the clinical E. faecalis isolates genes were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The prevalence of biofilm formation among E. faecalis clinical isolates was 47.2%. MLST yielded 44 different sequence types (STs). The main STs were ST16 and ST179; the ST16 isolates were more likely to form strong or medium
Enterococcus faecalis ATCC ® 700802D-5™ Designation: Genomic DNA from Enterococcus faecalis Strain V583 TypeStrain=False Application:
Enterococcus faecalis - formerly classified as part of the group D Streptococcus system - is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. Like other species in the genus Enterococcus, E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial (hospital) environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. E. faecalis has been frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. Root canal-treated teeth are about nine times more likely to harbor E. faecalis than cases of primary infections. E. faecalis is a nonmotile microbe; it ferments glucose without gas production, and does not produce a catalase reaction with hydrogen peroxide. It can produce a pseudocatalase reaction if grown on blood agar. The reaction is usually weak. It produces a reduction of litmus milk, but does not liquefy ...
Previously, we described a gene cluster of Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF that produced an antigenic polysaccharide when cloned in Escherichia coli. The polysaccharide antigen was not detectable in E. faecalis strains, however. Here, we show by reverse transcriptase-PCR that the 16 genes in this region are transcribed in OG1RF. Gene disruption of orfde4, encoding a putative glycosyl transferase, and orfde6, a putative dTDP-rhamnose biosynthesis gene, generated two OG1RF mutants. The mutants showed delayed killing and a higher 50% lethal dose in a mouse peritonitis model. In addition, two mucoid E. faecalisisolates from patients with chronic urinary tract infections were found to produce the polysaccharide antigen. ...
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Community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) could be caused by endogenous or exogenous routes. To show this relationship, we investigated molecular fingerprints and genotypes of paired Enterococcus faecalis isolated from the urine of symptomatic patients and their fecal samples. Out of the studied patients, 63 pairs of E. faecalis isolates were obtained simultaneously from their urine and feces samples. All the strains were sensitive to vancomycin, linezolid, nitrofurantoin, and daptomycin (MIC value: ≤ 4 µg/ml), while resistance to tetracycline (urine: 88.9%; stool: 76.2%) and minocycline (urine: 87.3%, stool: 71.4%) was detected in most of them. The most common detected virulence genes were included efbA, ace, and gelE. RAPD-PCR and PFGE analyses showed the same patterns of molecular fingerprints between paired of the isolates in 26.9% and 15.8% of the patients, respectively. Similarity of E. faecalis strains between the urine and feces samples confirmed the occurrence of endogenous
TY - JOUR. T1 - Incidence of hemolysin, gelatinase, and aggregation substance among enterococci isolated from patients with endocarditis and other infections and from feces of hospitalized and community-based persons. AU - Coque, Teresa M.. AU - Patterson, Jan E.. AU - Steckelberg, James M.. AU - Murray, Barbara E.. PY - 1995/5. Y1 - 1995/5. N2 - The presence of hemolysin, gelatinase, and aggregation substance (by use of a probe known to hybridize to most pheromone-responsive plasmids) was determined in 192 isolates of Enterococcus faecalis from patients with endocarditis or other infections and fecal isolates from hospitalized patients or healthy volunteers, and in 86 non-E. faecalis isolates. Hemolysin was more common in nonendocarditis clinical isolates and in hospital fecal isolates (37% and 31%, respectively) than among endocarditis and community fecal isolates (16% and 20%, respectively). Gelatinase and aggregation substance, respectively, were found in 54% and 52% of isolates from ...
BACKGROUND: Studies on transmission of Enterococcus faecalis among chickens during hatch have not been carried out so far. Information about vertical transmission and subsequent spreading and colonization of the cloacal mucosa through cloacal drinking during hatch are important to understand the epidemiology of E. faecalis infections. In the present investigation vertical transmission and subsequent spreading and colonization of the cloacal mucosa of chickens by E. faecalis through cloacal drinking were examined. METHODS: Two different batches of layer chickens originating from 45 weeks old Brown and White Lohmann parents, respectively from the same farm were sampled in the hatcher. Isolates were confirmed to be E. faecalis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and further by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) to state their population structure and comparison made to sequence types previously obtained from chicken. RESULTS: A total of 480 chickens were swabbed from the cloacae just after hatch ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Immunological Characterization of Pheromone-induced Proteins Associated with Sexual Aggregation in Enterococcus faecalis. AU - Nakayama, Jiro. AU - Watarai, Hiroshi. AU - Isogai, Akira. AU - Suzuki, Akinori. PY - 1992/1/1. Y1 - 1992/1/1. N2 - Sexual aggregation involved in conjugative transfer of the Enterococcus faecalis plasmids pPDl and pADl is enhanced by sex pheromones cPDl and cADl, respectively, which are excreted from recipient cells. PD78 (78kDa) and AD74 (74kDa) were detectable on the surface of donors harboring pPDl and pAD1, respectively, at the time of cell aggregation. The proteins PD78 and AD74 were purified and used to raise anti-PD78 and anti-AD74 antibodies. The antibodies blocked the sexual aggregation and the plasmid transfer. Anti-AD74 antibody reacted to both 153 kDa proteins extracted from cPDl and cADl-induced donor cells after lysozyme digestion of cell wall. Pheromone-induced synthesis of PD78 and AD74, when both plasmids were present in the same cell, ...
Naturally occurring in the human gut, enterococci bacteria can lead to infections including bloodstream and urinary tract infections, infections of surgical sites, and endocarditis - infection of the heart valves.. Researchers examined the genomes of the bacteria to analyze samples from an early outbreak of bacteremia in patients in a Wisconsin hospital between 1984 and 1988 that was caused by multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in order to learn how they adapted to existence in the hospital and transmission from one patient to another. By going back to the early days of the antibiotic resistance problem, Dr. Van Tyne, Dr. Gilmore, and colleagues were able to see that Enterococcus faecalis entering into the bloodstream first turn on an unusual pathway that allows the microbe to make a new substance that helps to shore up its cell wall. This makes the bacterium more able to resist being killed by white blood cells, and also by antibiotics of the penicillin class that attack the bacterial ...
Enterococcus faecalis bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a clump of Enterococcus faecalis bacteria. This Gram-positive coccus (round bacterium) is a normal component of the human gastrointestinal tract, but under certain conditions can cause diseases in humans, especially hospital patients with reduced resistance to infections. - Stock Image C026/7490
Lien vers Pubmed [PMID] - 23700464. PLoS ONE 2013;8(5):e64218. Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) has become a major leading cause of nosocomial endocarditis. Treatment of such infections remains problematic and new therapeutic options are needed. Nine E. faecalis strains were tested: six obtained from patients presenting endocarditis, one with isolated bacteremia, and two reference strains. Antibiotics included daptomycin, alone or in combination, linezolid, tigecycline, rifampicin, gentamicin, teicoplanin, ceftriaxone and amoxicillin. Time-kill studies included colony counts at 1, 4 and 24 h of incubation. Significant bactericidal activity was defined as a decrease of ≥3log10CFU/ml after 24 h of incubation. Antibiotics were tested at a low (10(6) CFU/ml) and high (10(9) CFU/ml) inoculum, against exponential- and stationary-phase bacteria. We also performed time kill studies of chemically growth arrested E. faecalis. Various pH conditions were used during the tests. In exponential growth ...
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Klibi, Naouel and Ben Slama, Karim and Sáenz, Yolanda and Masmoudi, Afef and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia and Sechi, Leonardo Antonio and Boudabous, Abdellatif and Torres, Carmen (2007) Detection of virulence factors in high-level gentamicin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates from a Tunisian hospital. ...
The stringent response is a global bacterial response to stress that is mediated by accumulation of the alarmone (p)ppGpp. In this study, treatment with mupirocin was shown to induce high levels of (p)ppGpp production in Enterococcus faecalis, indicating that this nosocomial pathogen can mount a classic stringent response. In addition, (p)ppGpp was found to accumulate in cells subjected to heat shock, alkaline shock, and inhibitory concentrations of vancomycin. Sequence analysis of the E. faecalis genome indicated that (p)ppGpp synthesis is catalyzed by the bifunctional synthetase/hydrolase RelA and the RelQ small synthase. The (p)ppGpp profiles of ΔrelA, ΔrelQ, and ΔrelAQ strains revealed that RelA is the major enzyme responsible for the accumulation of (p)ppGpp during antibiotic or physical stresses, while RelQ appears to be responsible for maintaining basal levels of alarmone during homeostatic growth. Compared to its parent, the ΔrelA strain was more susceptible to several stress ...
Thirty-seven nonhemolytic/nonbacteriocinogenic mutations in Enterococcus (Streptococcus) faecalis plasmid pAD1 were generated by Tn917 insertion. All were found to belong to one of two complementation classes. Each class of mutants secreted either hemolysin/bacteriocin (Hly/Bac) component A or L into the culture medium. DNA encoding Hly/Bac was cloned in Escherichia coli in which both components of the hemolysin were expressed individually and collectively. The region encoding components A and L was further defined by deletion analysis and physically mapped. A total of approximately 8.4 kilobases of pAD1 DNA were observed to be required for hemolysin expression. Hly/Bac activity of the wild-type and the inactive L substance was observed to be heat stable. Active Hly/Bac resulting from incubating separately secreted components A and L was also found to be heat stable. The results indicate that component A activates component L and that activated component L possesses the Hly/Bac activity. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Antibacterial effects of sarang semut (Myrmecodia Pendans) fractions using three different solvents toward enterococcus faecalis CPS2. AU - Binartha, Ciptadhi Tri Oka. AU - Suprastiwi, Endang. AU - Kurnia, Didik. AU - Margono, Anggraini. AU - Artiningsih, Dewa Ayu Nyoman Putri. PY - 2020/3. Y1 - 2020/3. N2 - Objective: This study investigated the effect of antibacterial activity from sarang semut fractions with three different solvents, i.e. nonpolar (n-hexane), semipolar (ethyl acetate), and polar (water), to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) on Enterococcus faecalis cps2. Methods: The fractions were extracted with a maceration method and a methanol solvent. The fractionation was performed with three groups of solvent to obtain the n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and water fractions. The active compound from the best fraction group was identified using a phytochemical test, gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry, and thin-layer chromatography. Each fraction group ...
Pyruvate Broth Test Objectives To determine the ability of an organism to utilize pyruvate. It aids in the differentiation between Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium. Principle In the identification of microorganisms, the widely used method is the ability of bacteria to form organic compounds by metabolizing certain carbohydrates and related compounds. Pyruvate broth is a carbohydrate-free, … Read more Pyruvate Broth Test. ...
Canadian researchers have published a study assessing the antimicrobial resistance and virulence of genotypes of Enterococcus faecalis, taken from samples taken from a commercial pork processing plant. They conclude that the pork meat appears to be arriving at the plant free of E. faecalis, suggesting that contamination occurs during processing.
Replication Data for publication: Enterococcus faecalis adapts to antimicrobial conjugated oligoelectrolytes by lipid rearrangement and differential expression of membrane stress response genes. Includes: RNA sequencing data: RAW reads RNA sequencing data: non rRNA reads RNA sequencing data: extracted counts See RNAseq-readme.txt for file description.
This issue profiles a bacteriophage that aids efforts to destroy Enterococcus Faecalis bacteria, preventing salmonellosis through the usage of lytic bacteriophages, and development of multiple phage therapy products for infectious diseases .
While multiple alpha 1-2-mannosidases are necessary for glycoprotein N-glycan maturation in vertebrates, a single bacterial alpha 1-2-mannosidase can be sufficient to cleave all alpha 1-2-linked mannose residues in host glycoprotein N-glycans. We report here the characterization and crystal structure of a new alpha 1-2-mannosidase (EfMan-I) from Enterococcus faecalis, a Gram-positive opportunistic human pathogen. EfMan-I catalyzes the cleavage of alpha 1-2-mannose from not only oligomannoses but also high-mannose-type N-glycans on glycoproteins. Its 2.15 angstrom resolution crystal structure reveals a two-domain enzyme fold similar to other CAZy GH92 mannosidases. An unexpected potassium ion was observed bridging two domains near the active site. These findings support EfMan-I as an effective catalyst for in vitro N-glycan modification of glycoproteins with high-mannose-type N-glycans ...
Intestinal commensals are potential important contributors to the etiology of sporadic colorectal cancer, but mechanisms by which bacteria can initiate tumors remain uncertain. Herein, we describe mechanisms that link Enterococcus faecalis, a bacterium known to produce extracellular superoxide, to t …
Isolated Enterococcus faecalis YZ 66 strain shows ability to decolorize various industrial dyes among which, it showed complete decolorization and degradation of toxic, sulfonated recalcitrant diazo dye Direct Red 81 (50 mg/L) within 1.5 h of incubation under static anoxic condition. The optimum pH …
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What types of infections does VRE cause?VRE can live in the human intestines and female genital tract without causing disease (often called colonization). However, sometimes it can cause infections of the urinary tract, the bloodstream, or of wounds associated with catheters or surgical procedures.Who is at risk for infection?
Enterococci can be used in the food industry as starter or probiotic cultures. However, enterococci are also implicated in severe multi-resistant nosocomial infections. In this study, the prevalence of enterococci in selected Brazilian foodstuffs (raw and pasteurized milk, meat products, cheeses and vegetables) was evaluated. Phenotypic and PCR protocols were used for species identification. Tests for production of gelatinase, haemolysin, bacteriocin and bile salt hydrolysis were done with all enterococci isolates, whereas molecular determination of virulence markers (genes esp, gel, ace, as, efaA, hyl and cylA) and antibiotic resistance was checked only for Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis isolates. The antibiotic-resistant isolates were assayed for biofilm formation and adhesion to mammalian cells. From the 120 food samples analyzed, 52.5% were positive for enterococci, meat and cheese being the most contaminated. E. faecium was the predominant species, followed by E. faecalis, ...
Resistance to vancomycin among enterococci is an emerging health problem worldwide. In Sudan, limited data is present about its molecular epidem..
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Enterococci are gram-positive bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the alimentary tract of humans and other animals. They have been recognized as a cause of infective endocarditis for more than a century (17) and have gained prominence over the last two decades as being among the most common pathogens found in hospital-acquired infections, including urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, and surgical-site infections (27). The increasing importance of enterococci as nosocomial pathogens can be attributed in part to intrinsic and acquired antibiotic resistance (17, 26). Treatment of multidrug-resistant enterococcal infections poses a significant challenge to clinicians (4, 8), and the potential of these organisms to serve as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance genes is of great concern (6, 20, 21). Despite increasing recognition of the clinical importance of enterococcal infections, their pathogenic mechanisms are not well understood (11).. We have recently developed a novel model ...
Case presentation: Four case reports are presented in order to emphasize the possible clinical implications of genitourinary bacterial infections on male infertility. The first patient had two bacterial strains isolated from the semen culture, Escherichia coli, and then Enterococcus faecalis. The antibiotic treatment was not effective. The second patient had a semen culture positive with Enterococcus faecalis. The treatment was successful: the bacteria were eradicated and the patient was able to conceive a baby. Enterococcus faecalis was also identified in the third and the fourth case. These patients were able to conceive, despite the different clinical management strategies of the cases ...
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From 1 January to 31 December 2011, 29 institutions around Australia participated in the Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP). The aim of AESOP 2011 was to determine the proportion of enterococcal bacteraemia isolates in Australia that are antimicrobial resistant, with particular emphasis on susceptibility to ampicillin and the glycopeptides, and to characterise the molecular epidemiology of the Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium isolates. Of the 1,079 unique episodes of bacteraemia investigated, 95.8% were caused by either E. faecalis (61.0%) or E. faecium (34.8%). Ampicillin resistance was detected in 90.4% of E. faecium but not detected in E. faecalis. Using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoints (CLSI), vancomycin non-susceptibility was reported in 0.6% and 31.4% of E. faecalis and E. faecium respectively and was predominately due to the acquisition of the vanB operon. Approximately 1 in 6 vanB E. faecium isolates however, had an minimum inhibitory ...
Salah satu penyebab kegagalan perawatan endodontik adalah mikroba yang bertahan di dalam sistem saluran akar, termasuk Enterococcus faecalis. Senyawa yang terdapat pada ekstrak etanol rimpang jahe yang terdiri dari gingerol, paradol, shogaol, zingerone dan minyak atsiri diduga merupakan golongan senyawa bioaktif yang dapat menghambat pertumbuhan mikroba. Tujuan penelitian adalah mengetahui efek antimikroba ekstrak etanol rimpang jahe (EERJ) terhadap Enterococcus faecalis. Penelitian bersifat eksperimental laboratorik. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan menggunakan kertas cakram steril yang ditetesi ekstrak etanol rimpang jahe (Zingiber offcinale Rosc.) dengan konsentrasi 5%, 10%, 20% dan 40% dan klorheksidin 0,2% sebagai kontrol positif serta kertas cakram steril yang ditetesi akuades steril sebagai kontrol negatif pada medium Mueller-Hinton Agar (MHA) yang telah dibiakkan bakteri Enterococcus faecalis. Cakram diinkubasi pada suhu 37o selama 24 jam. Data yang diukur adalah diameter zona hambat ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Structural insights into the alanine racemase from Enterococcus faecalis. AU - Priyadarshi, Amit. AU - Lee, Eun Hye. AU - Sung, Min Woo. AU - Nam, Ki Hyun. AU - Lee, Won Ho. AU - Kim, Eunice EunKyeong. AU - Hwang, Kwang Yeon. PY - 2009/7/1. Y1 - 2009/7/1. N2 - Alanine racemase (AlaR) is a bacterial enzyme that belongs to the fold-type III group of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzymes. AlaR catalyzes the interconversion between l- and d-alanine, which is important for peptidoglycan biosynthesis. This enzyme is common in prokaryotes, but absent in eukaryotes, which makes it an attractive target for the design of new antibacterial drugs. Here, we report the crystal structures of both the apoenzyme and the d-cycloserine (DCS) complex of AlaR from the pathogenic bacterium Enterococcus faecalis v583, at a resolution of 2.5 Å. DCS is a suicide inhibitor of AlaR and, as such, serves as an antimicrobial agent and has been used to treat tuberculosis and urinary tract ...
Enterococcus faecalis is recognized as one of the leading pathogens causing nosocomial infections. Here we report a draft genome sequence of Enterococcus faecalis SK460, isolated from a chronic diabetic foot ulcer patient. This strain exhibits various biofilm-associated genes, virulence genes, and antibiotic-resistance genes related to aminoglycoside, macrolide, and tetracycline resistance.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of Smear Layer and Chlorhexidine Treatment on the Adhesion of Enterococcus faecalis to Bovine Dentin. AU - Yang, Seung Eun. AU - Cha, Jeong Heon. AU - Kim, Eui Seong. AU - Kum, Kee Yeon. AU - Lee, Chang Young. AU - Jung, Il Young. N1 - Funding Information: This study was supported in part by grants from College of Dentistry, Yonsei University.. PY - 2006/7. Y1 - 2006/7. N2 - The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the effects of a smear layer and chlorhexidine (CHX) treatment on the adhesion of Enterococcus faecalis to bovine dentin. Forty dentin blocks from bovine incisors were prepared and randomly divided into four groups of 10 each. The blocks in group 1 were placed in sterile saline for 5 minutes, while those in group 2 were treated with 17% EDTA for 5 minutes. The blocks in group 3 were placed in 2% CHX for 7 days. The blocks in group 4 were treated with 17% EDTA for 5 minutes, and then placed in 2% CHX for 7 days. All the blocks were immersed in a suspension ...
CHARACTERIZATION OF AZO DYE REDUCTION IN ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS By SUMIT PUNJ Bachelor of Science University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India 1998 Master of Science University of Mumbai Mumbai, India 2000 Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the Oklahoma State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY July, 2008 ii CHARACTERIZATION OF AZO DYE REDUCTION IN ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS Dissertation Approved: Dr. Gilbert H. John Dissertation Adviser Dr. Robert L. Burnap Dr. Rolf A. Prade Dr. Babu Z. Fathepure Dr. Carol L. Bender Dr. A. Gordon Emslie Dean of the Graduate College iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to my adviser, Dr. Gilbert H. John who has been very patient and understanding throughout my years in the program. He has given me the opportunity to develop and execute my ideas and has always been very encouraging. I sincerely thank each one of my committee members; Dr. Robert Burnap, Dr. Rolf Prade, Dr. Babu ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of antibacterial efficacy between xanthorrhizol (Curcuma xanthorrhiza roxb.) and chlorhexidine 2% against enterococcus faecalis clinical isolate biofilm. AU - Permitasari, Riza. AU - Nazar, Kamizar. AU - Meidyawati, Ratna. AU - Prasetyanti, Rizka Eka. PY - 2020/7. Y1 - 2020/7. N2 - Objective: In root canal treatments, chlorhexidine (CHX) is widely used for irrigation and is effective in killing Enterococcus faecalis. CHX is a synthetic chemical and is toxic to host cells; therefore, natural or herbal irrigation solutions, which are safer but still effective, are necessary. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of xanthorrhizol (XNT) derived from Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. on E. faecalis clinical isolate biofilm formation (0.5%, 0.75%, 1%, 1.25%, and 1.5%). Methods: The MTT assay and total plate count were performed for assessing the effectiveness of herbal ingredients, while CHX (2%) was used as a positive control. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and ...
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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), which afflict 1.6 million people in the United States, are chronic, relapsing and immune-mediated intestinal disorders caused in part by aggressive T-cell-mediated immune responses to intestinal microbes in genetically susceptible individuals. However, relatively little is known about how intestinal inflammation affects the function of gut microbiota. We show that Il10-/- mice colonized with a simplified, defined microbial consortium that includes Enterococcus faecalis develop immune-mediated colitis. Transcription of two putative E. faecalis phosphotransferase systems (PTS) that import sugars into the bacterium is upregulated in colitis. We identify gluconate, ribose, and glucosamine as potential substrates for these PTS. The presence of these PTS is associated with altered intestinal microbial ecology and worsened colitis, therefore suggesting a role for E. faecalis sugar metabolism in colitis development. This work highlights the complexity of ...
The success of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis evolving as multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens is associated with their ability to acquire and share adaptive traits, including antimicrobial resistance genes encoded by mobile genetic elements (MGEs). Here, we investigate this mobilome in successful hospital associated genetic lineages, E. faecium sequence type (ST)17 (n=10) and ST78 (n=10), E. faecalis ST6 (n=10) and ST40 (n=10) by DNA microarray analyses. The hybridization patterns of 272 representative targets including plasmid backbones (n=85), transposable elements (n=85), resistance determinants (n=67), prophages (n=29) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-cas sequences (n=6) separated the strains according to species, and for E. faecalis also according to STs. RCR-, Rep_3-, RepA_N- and Inc18-family plasmids were highly prevalent and with the exception of Rep_3, evenly distributed between the species. There was a considerable difference in the replicon profile
Conjugative transfer of the Enterococcus faecalis plasmid pCF10 is induced by the peptide pheromone cCF10 when recipient-produced cCF10 is detected by donors. cCF10 is produced by proteolytic processing of the signal sequence of a chromosomally encoded lipoprotein (CcfA). In donors, endogenously produced cCF10 is carefully controlled to prevent constitutive expression of conjugation functions, an energetically wasteful process, except in vivo, where endogenous cCF10 induces a conjugation-linked virulence factor. Endogenous cCF10 is controlled by two plasmid-encoded products; a membrane protein PrgY reduces pheromone levels in donors, and a secreted inhibitor peptide iCF10 inhibits the residual endogenous pheromone that escapes PrgY control. In this study we genetically determined the amino acid specificity determinants within PrgY, cCF10, and the cCF10 precursor that are necessary for cCF10 processing and for PrgY-mediated control. We showed that amino acid residues 125 to 241 of PrgY are ...
As a popular medicine for probiotic therapy to treat with patients with diarrhea, the safety of Shin Biofermin S is paramount. Therefore, in the present study, the species of the SBS-1 strain isolated from a commercial medicine (Shin Biofermin S) was determined via genome sequencing. Species identification is important for evaluating safety and is favorable for formulating therapeutic strategies. The scientific names of E. faecium have been changed several times. Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium were separate until 1984, when DNA-DNA and DNA-rRNA hybridization tests revealed that they belonged to Enterococcus instead (5). Bergeys Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 3: The Firmicutes also demonstrated this result (6), such that Streptococcus faecalis was renamed Enterococcus faecalis. In the food and health industry, E. faecium and E. faecalis have been used to improve the intestinal environment by regulating its inflammatory status and the gut microflora (2). However, the ...
Enterococci are isolated from 10% to 15% of patients with endocarditis (1-3) and rank as the third commonest cause of endocarditis, behind viridans streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus (3). These group D streptococci (Lancefield classification) differ physiologically from most other streptococci by their ability to grow in media containing 40% bile and to cleave esculin. Enterococci are distinguished from nonenterococcal group D organisms (that is, S. bovis or S. equinus) by their growth in broth containing 6.5% sodium chloride. Enterococcal endocarditis is usually caused by S. faecalis and rarely by S. faecium or S. durans.. Therapy for patients with enterococcal endocarditis ...
The prevalence and diversity of antibiotic resistant enterococci populations in samples collected four times from urban sewage treatment plant in Tehran, Iran between June 2005 and July 2006 were studied. Filtered samples were grown on mEnterococci medium containing 4 μg/ml vancomycin after which the enterococci isolates were identified to the species level. All strains were then tested for their resistance against nine antibiotics. Of the 131 isolates, 98 (75%) isolates were identified as Enterococcus gallinarum, followed by 24 (18%) and 9 (7%) for E. faecium and E. casseliflavus, respectively. All E. gallinarum isolates carried vanC1 gene with 64 (65%) and 14 (14%) isolates concomitantly harboured either vanA or vanB gene, respectively. Some E. casseliflavus concomitantly harboured vanA and vanC2 or vanB and vanC2. Typing the total enterococci isolates with a high resolution biochemical fingerprinting method showed a high diversity (D i = 0.91). We have shown by biochemical fingerprinting the
We showed in vitro and in experimental endocarditis that glycopeptide resistance in enterococci did not affect the activity of GAR-936, as demonstrated by similar activities of the drug against two isogenic strains differing by their glycopeptide susceptibility. This result, which was already reported by others (11; S. M. Mikels, E. B. Lenoy, W. Allen, S. Compton, and W. J. Weiss, Abstr. 38th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., abstr. 135, 1998), could be anticipated from the absence of relation between mechanisms of resistance to glycopeptides and to tetracyclines. GAR-936 was not less active against a tetracycline-resistant VanA type E. faecium isolate than against a tetracycline-susceptible VanA type E. faecalis strain, showing that the ability of GAR-936 to overcome the mechanisms responsible for tetracycline resistance is relevant in vivo. Since glycopeptide resistance is often associated to multidrug resistance, including tetracycline resistance (9), our results suggest that ...
Mikrobiologisk virkningsspektrum. Virker baktericidt på grampositive kokker (Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumokokker), Streptococcus pyogenes (β-hæmolytiske streptokokker, gruppe A), Streptococcus agalactiae (β-hæmolytiske streptokokker, gruppe B), Enterococcus faecalis og de fleste α-hæmolytiske streptokokker samt på de Staphylococcus aureus, som ikke danner penicillinase), grampositive stave (Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium spp., Bacillus anthracis, Corynebacterium spp. og Actinomyces spp.), gramnegative diplokokker (Neisseria meningitidis og nogle stammer af Neisseria gonorrhoeae), visse gramnegative stave som Haemophilus influenzae, Proteus mirabilis, E. coli, Helicobacter pylori, Pasteurella spp. og Capnocytophaga spp. og endelig over for Treponema pallidum og Borrelia burgdorferi. ...
Objective: To determine if the synthetic peptide BM2 has antimicrobial activity against mono-species biofilms of common endodontic pathogens.. Methods:. Strains of the pathogenic bacteria Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2, Streptococcus gordonii DL1, and Streptococcus mutans NG8 and the fungal pathogen Candida albicans ATCC 10261 were grown from glycerol stocks in closed tubes containing Todd Hewitt Broth (THB) or Tryptone Soy Broth (TSB) for 24 hours. Mono-species biofilms were prepared in 96-well plates for 72 hours before exposure to antimicrobial agents. Dilution series of the synthetic antimicrobial peptide BM2 (D-NH2-RRRFWWFRRR-CONH2) and the widely used endodontic antimicrobial agents sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and saturated calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) were prepared as aqueous solutions. The efficacy of BM2 (10 µg/mL, 20 µg/mL and 40 µg/mL), NaOCl (2,500 µg/mL, 5,000 µg/mL and 10,000 µg/mL) and saturated Ca(OH)2 at limiting cell growth and possibly causing biofilm disruption was measured ...
Histopathological changes induced in an animal model by potentially pathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains recovered from ready-to-eat food outlets in Osun State, Nigeria Adetunji Kola Olawale,1,2 Oluwole Moses David,2,3 Adekemi Olubukunola Oluyege,2 Richard Temitope Osuntoyinbo,4 Solomon Anjuwon Laleye,5 Oladiran Famurewa,2 1Department of Applied Sciences, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, 2Department of Microbiology, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria; 3Phytomedicine Research Centre, Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa; 4Department of Microbiology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Republic of Ireland; 5Department of Microbiology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria Abstract: Enterococci have been implicated as an emerging important cause of several diseases and multiple antibiotic resistance. However, there is little information about the prevalence of pathogenic and/or antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in ready-to-eat foods in
Bacteria are the primary cause of pulp and periapical pathology. They gain entry into the tooth through exposed dentinal tubules. Although bacteria have been shown to invade these dentinal tubules, the cell interactions or processes involved in invasion are still not clear. This study will look at one possible process, contact guidance/thigmotropism, that has been shown in plants, some animal cells and with a known oral microbe Candida albicans.. Aim: To determine contact guidance characteristics by endodontic pathogens Streptococcus mutans NG8, Streptococcus gordonii DL-1, Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2 and C. albicans ATCC 10261 on micro-grooved polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) discs. In addition, to determine the effect an amino acid sequence in collagen type I (Glycine-Proline-Alanine) has on growth characteristics. Methods: Micro-grooves of various dimensions (2 µm x 2 µm x 2 µm (Width Depth Spacing), 2 µm x 2 µm x 4 µm (WDS), 4 µm x 2 µm x 2 µm (WDS) for bacteria and 4 µm x 4 µm x 2 ...
Summary: Biochemical, menaquinone, fatty acid and DNA analyses were conducted on a number of streptococci of serological group D. The results indicate that S. faecalis, S. faecium, S. casseliflavus and taxa previously designated S. avium, S. durans and S. faecalis var. malodoratus are distinct species. Strains previously labelled S. faecium var. mobilis were shown to be identical with S. casseliflavus. The results also indicate that some group D streptococci recently isolated from chickens constitute a new species.
Hospital-acquired infections caused by enterococci have increased dramatically since the 1970s. Many nosocomial enterococcal bloodstream infections are associated with medical devices such as central venous catheters. The ability to form biofilm on medical devices is a potential virulence trait that may allow enterococci to cause infections in the expanding population of patients managed with such devices. In this study, the hypothesis that increased ability to form biofilm in vitro is associated with medical-device-related infection in vivo was tested. A microplate assay was employed to assess biofilm-forming characteristics of enterococci in 0.9 % (w/v) sodium chloride, an oligotrophic environment, and BHI, a nutrient-rich environment. Results were compared in isolates from different sources of infection. One hundred and nine enterococcal bloodstream isolates were assayed. Biofilm formation on microplates was demonstrated by all Enterococcus faecalis isolates and 16/38 (42 %) Enterococcus faecium
SUMMARY: Although the Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus) has been considered an extracellular pathogen which adheres to human mucosal epithelium, the streptococcus possesses invasive capacity for cultured human epithelial cells. This study provides genetic and functional evidence supporting the conclusion that protein F is capable of mediating entry of S. pyogenes into HeLa cells. Using 111916 insertion mutagenesis or an isogenic 5. pyogenes strain with a defined mutation in the gene encoding protein F (prtF), it was observed that the invasive capacity was affected by the levels of surface-exposed protein F, but not by those of M protein. In addition, heterologous expression of protein F on Enterococcus faecalis conferred upon the bacteria an efficient invasive phenotype. Several assays demonstrated that both the fibronectin-binding domains of protein F, UR and RD2, were involved in host-cell invasion. In addition, coinfection experiments of HeLa cells with 5.
18 hours) Intrapartum fever (>38C)[vague] Prior GBS affected infante[vague] GBS bacteriuria during this pregnancy This protocol results in treatment[vague] of 15-20% of pregnant women and prevention of 65-70% of cases of early onset GBS sepsis. This group includes S. equi, which causes strangles in horses, and S. zooepidemicus-S. equi is a clonal descendent or biovar of the ancestral S. zooepidemicus-which causes infections in several species of mammals, including cattle and horses. S. dysgalactiae is also a member of group C, beta-haemolytic streptococci that can cause pharyngitis and other pyogenic infections similar to group A streptococci. Many former group D streptococci have been reclassified and placed in the genus Enterococcus (including E. faecalis, E. faecium, E. durans, and E. avium). For example, Streptococcus faecalis is now Enterococcus faecalis. E. faecalis is sometimes alpha hemolytic and E. faecium is sometimes beta hemolytic. The remaining nonenterococcal group D strains ...
Extratos seco, fresco e glic lico de Zingiber officinale foram obtidos para avaliar suas a es por meio de ensaio de sobreviv ncia em G. mellonella contra infec o por Enterococcus faecalis. Oitenta larvas foram divididas em: 1) Suspens o de E. faecalis (controle); 2) E. faecalis + extrato fresco de Z. officinale (FEO); 3) E. faecalis + extrato seco de Z. officinale (DEO); 4) E. faecalis + extrato glic lico de Z. officinale (GEO); 5) Solu o tamp o fosfato salina (PBS). Para o grupo de controle, 5 L de in culo de suspens o padronizada (107 c lulas/mL) de E. faecalis (ATCC 29212) foi injetado na ltima proleg esquerda de cada lagarta. Para os grupos com tratamento, ap s a inje o de E. faecalis, os extratos foram injetados na ltima proleg direita. Ap s as inje es, as lagartas foram armazenadas a 37 C e o n mero de animais mortos foi registrado diariamente em 168 h (7 dias) para analisar a curva de sobreviv ncia. As lagartas foram consideradas mortas quando elas n o mostraram qualquer movimento ap s o ...
Mr. Perrault has spent over 10 years working in a laboratory setting with experience in research and development, product development, quality control and manufacturing. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a B.A. in Biology. After college he worked at the University of South Dakotas Medical School. As a research scientist he was introduced to microbiology and molecular biology assays and techniques while performing research on Enterococcus faecalis. In 2007 he started out as a laboratory technician at the University of Minnesotas Schulze Diabetes Institute performing more than 800 islet cell isolations for R/D, xenotransplantation, auto-transplantation and allo-transplantation. In 2012 he became the quality control laboratory manager for the human and porcine islet isolation program responsible for the release of clinical islet isolation products for human transplantation. In 2013 he joined Miromatrix Medical and participated in ramping up the acellular product line as ...
Curated}} {{Biorealm Genus}} [[Image:enterococcus2.jpg,frame,right,Enterococcus cultured on agar. From the [http://w3.ouhsc.edu/enterococcus/ University of Oklahoma.]]] ==Classification== ===Higher order taxa:=== Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Lactobacillales; Enterococcaceae; Enterococcus ===Species:=== Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium {, , height=10 bgcolor=#FFDF95 , NCBI: [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi?mode=Undef&id=1350&lvl=3&keep=1&srchmode=1&unlock Taxonomy] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=genomeprj&cmd=Search&dopt=DocSum&term=txid1350%5BOrganism:exp%5D Genome] ,} ==Description and Significance== Enterococci are regular inhabitants of the bowel. The genome of E. faecalis is more than 25% exogenously acquired DNA. Enterococci are the leading cause of hospital-acquired secondary infections. ==Genome Structure== The genome of Enterococcus faecalis V583 was recently sequenced. The main chromosome is 3,218,031 ...
Three Streptococcal strains: S. milleri P213, S. milleri P35 and S. milleri B200 and three enterococcal strains: E. faecalis 123, E. faecalis 126 and E. faecium were used to test for vancomycin resistance. Two strains were used as reference strains that were already characterized as vancomycin resistant. E. faecium BM4147 was used as a VanA control and E. faecalis ATCC was used as a VanB control. Susceptibility of each strain to this antibiotic was tested by disk-diffusion assay and the MIC values for the strains were found to be between 5 - 10 ug/ml and for the VanA control, the MIC was , 64 ug/ml and for the VanB control was 32 ug/ml. These MIC values indicate that S. milleri P213, S. milleri P35, S. milleri B200, E. faecalis 123, E. faecalis 126, and E. faecium are all of the VanC phenotype. All strains were tested for lysis by means of addition of vancomycin (10 ug/ml) to the bacterial cultures. Lytic curves were constructed and the VanB control was found to be most autolytic upon addition ...
THE ANTIBACTERIAL potential of Ziziphus- spina christi as methanol and ethanol extracts, of bark, fruit, roots, seeds and leaves, were evaluated against seven pathogenic bacterial strains using agar well diffusion technique: The used strains were Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 278223), Enterobacter cloacae (ATCC 13047), Enterobacter aerogenes (ATCC 13084), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 13888), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, ATCC 43300). The antibiotic erythromycin was used as positive control. The presence of phytochemical compounds in the extracts was determined qualitatively, the functional bioactive groups were characterized by FTIR and the presence of bioactive elements was characterized by XRF. Antibacterial activity against the used bacterial strains was assessed by determining the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations (MIC and MBC) assays. All the used Gram negative and positive bacteria were
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) - The prevalence of infective endocarditis (IE) is about 26 percent among patients with Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Anders Dahl, M.D., Ph.D., from Herlev Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues examined the prevalence of IE in patients with E. faecalis bacteremia in a prospective multicenter study conducted in consecutive patients from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2016. Data were included for 344 patients with E. faecalis bacteremia who were examined using echocardiography; 74 percent of the cases had transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The researchers found that definite endocarditis was diagnosed in 90 patients, yielding a prevalence of 26.1 ± 4.6 percent. Prosthetic heart valve, community acquisition, three or more positive blood culture bottles, unknown portal of entry, monomicrobial bacteremia, and ...
The success of root canal treatment is mainly based on the complete eradication of micro organisms by instrumentation and disinfection protocols followed during the procedure Due to anatomical complexities achieving long term success would be difficult because these areas have limited access to instruments and irrigants Hence application of intracanal medicament has been considered as an important step to reduce the persistent bacteria inside the root canal Since the routine intracanal medicaments could not penetrate into the dentinal tubules the role of Nantotechnology was explored in Endodontics The field of nanotechnology has the ability of synthesising the metals in nanosize which drastically changes the chemical physical and optical properties of metals The aim of the present study was three fold i antibacterial efficacy of AgNps against E faecalis ii biocompatibility of AgNps by haemolytic assay iii effect of AgNps on the microhardness of root dentin In the present study AgNps was ...
Enterococcus is a large genus of lactic acid bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes. Enterococci are Gram-positive cocci that often occur in pairs (diplococci) or short chains, and are difficult to distinguish from streptococci on physical characteristics alone. Two species are common commensal organisms in the intestines of humans: E. faecalis (90-95%) and E. faecium (5-10%). Rare clusters of infections occur with other species, including E. casseliflavus, E. gallinarum, and E. raffinosus. Enterococci are facultative anaerobic organisms, i.e., they are capable of cellular respiration in both oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor environments. Though they are not capable of forming spores, enterococci are tolerant of a wide range of environmental conditions: extreme temperature (10-45 °C), pH (4.5-10.0), and high sodium chloride concentrations. Enterococci typically exhibit alpha-hemolysis on sheeps blood agar. Members of the genus Enterococcus (from Greek έντερο, éntero, intestine and κοκκος, ...
Many methods have been employed to prevent infections from opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised individuals. Among these are the use of ultraviolet light (UV). In this study, UVC light, was found to have a deleterious effect on specific skin flora. Organisms tested included Acinetobacter baumanii, Candida albicans, Candida kefyr, Corynebacterium renale, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus pyogenes. Nutrient agar was used to cultivate most organisms. Blood agar was used for the cultivation of Streptococcus pyogenes and Enterococcus faecalis. Bacterial suspensions were made and utilized to plate each organism onto a set of 7 nutrient agar or blood agar plates. A portion of each of 6 of the plates was then exposed to UVC light for 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 seconds respectively. For each organism, increased exposure to UVC light resulted in a decrease of the number of colony forming units observed in the portion of the
I have recently been in the situation of dealing with a number of blood cultures which have grown the bacteria Enterococcus sp. Whilst not a particularly exciting bacteria, its presence in blood cultures should always be taken seriously. One particular patient had Enterococcus faecalis in 3 sets of blood cultures and was being treated for pneumonia on the basis of a fever and a few crackles in his chest. I went to the ward to review the patient and although a junior later commented that you always come up with an amazing diagnosis! it was The Microbiology which led to the correct answer, but I took the compliment anyway ...
EPA does not allow any antimicrobial product to claim that it makes the home or other use site safe, and also does not allow natural claims (which they believe implies safety; we use the term inherent instead). In addition, EPA requires Antimicrobial Copper product advertising and labeling to indicate that while they have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, they do not necessarily prevent cross-contamination. Claims cannot be made regarding protection from the actual acquisition or transmission of infectious pathogens.. EPA also requires that advertising and labeling clearly indicate that the use of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces is a supplement to, but not a substitute for routine cleaning of the product.. Further, Antimicrobial Copper surfaces are only registered to make public health claims against the following five bacteria: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis(VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ...
Screening a biobank of over 600 environmental isolates referencing previous partial characterisation data resulted in the selection of eleven Enterococcus faecalis and four E. faecium strains that exhibited potential for conjugation via a pheromone-dependent pathway. These isolates had prolific and diverse antimicrobial resistance profiles. Conjugal transfer of antibiotic resistance phenotypes was determined using a solid agar mating method followed by a standard antibiotic selection test resulting in different transfer patterns. Multiple gene transfer was observed in single reactions. An interspecies conjugal transfer of vancomycin resistance from E. faecalis to E. faecium was identified while the remaining reactions were within the same species. Transfer efficiencies ranging from 2 × 10−1 to 2.3 × 10−5 were determined. Interspecies transfer of vancomycin resistance among environmental isolates of enterococci had not previously been characterised, along with alternating transfer of ...
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SWISS-MODEL Repository entry for P21598 (TET9_ENTFL), Tetracycline resistance protein TetM from transposon Tn916. Enterococcus faecalis (Streptococcus faecalis)
Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis, Acinetobacter and Enterobacter species, hemophilic influenzae (including beta lactamase producing strains), Klebsiellosis pneumoniae, organelle, Neisseria and Proteus species, and Serratia marcescens. It possesses activity against most strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae, but Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant strains of staphylococcus, and Enterococcus faecalis (Group D streptococci) are typically resistant. Ceftriaxone has poor activity against anaerobes. Ceftriaxone has a long serum life, time that the drug takes for its concentration in the body to reduce by half compared to other antibiotics for bacterial infections. This allows it to be taken after twelve hours in children and twenty four hours in adults. However the use of Ceftriaxone causes leads to serious side effects that include severe skin reactions. ...
CLYRA™ technology causes the instantaneous release of a powerful yet safe antimicrobial in measured doses when it is mixed by water from any source, including a wound exudate caused to insult an impregnated bandage. CLYRA has characterized this antimicrobial in conformance with FDA standards, and confirms that the efficacy and safety of this antimicrobial is in conformance with standards and literature on the subject. CLYRA Medical Technologies continues to push the envelope with efficacy and safety testing.. Formulations of CLYRAs antimicrobial hydrogel and liquid wound cleanser products have passed rigorous third party laboratory testing validating both efficacy and safety. Independent testing has verified both rapid and effective control against a host of dangerous pathogens commonly encountered in the wound care field. Testing of the companys liquid formula verified efficacy against antimicrobial resistant species referred to by the CDC as the ESKAPE pathogens - enterococcus faecium ...
Highly virulent enterococcal strains have a pathogenicity island within their genome that encodes, among other traits, a cytolytic toxin that uses a quorum-sensing mechanism to affect autoinduction. Coburn et al. (see the Perspective by Garsin) show that the bacterium actively secretes two components, an autoinducer and an anti-autoinducer. In the absence of target cells, these two interact and prevent the autoinducer from feeding back to induce high-level expression of the cytolysin. In the presence of the target cell, however, the anti-autoinducer binds to the target cell and allows the autoinducer to accumulate to the threshold level required for quorum induction of the cytolysin operon. The anti-autoinducer is itself a toxin component and effectively tags the target for destruction. P. S. Coburn, C. M. Pillar, B. D. Jett, W. Haas, M. S. Gilmore, Enterococcus faecalis senses target cells and in response expresses cytolysin. Science 306, 2270-2272 (2004). [Abstract] [Full Text]. D. A. Garsin, ...
A synthetic bioredox system for the oxidative decarboxylation of L-malate to pyruvate was presented, with which the enzyme purification steps can be omitted. The bioredox system consisted of ME-t (mutant malic enzyme ME L310R/Q401C) and non-natural coenzyme nicotinamide flucytosine dinucleotide (NFCD+) catalyzes the oxidation of L-malate to pyruvate and concurrently generates the reduced coenzyme, NFCDH. Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) pET24b-ME-t cell lysates catalyze the oxidation of L-malate and produce pyruvate only, indicating that the cell lysates have the same substrate selectivity as the purified enzyme. NADH oxidase (NOX) from Enterococcus faecalis can oxidize NFCDH to regenerate NFCD+. Compared with the reaction system containing NAD(+), ME lysates, and NOX lysates, the system containing NFCD+, ME-t lysates, and NOX lysates converts L-malate to pyruvate in 9% higher yield and with significantly less lactate formation. These results suggest that the synthetic bioredox system composed of ME-t ...
Gram positive bacteria - Enterococcus What are Gram positive bacteria - enterococci? Enterococci are ubiquitous gram-positive cocci, calatase-negative, non-spore-forming, facultative anaerobic organisms, that belong to the Lancefield group D streptococci. Enterococci are normally present, as colonizers, in the intestinal tract of human beings and animals, and can be recovered from feces in large quantities. Enterococci…. ...
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A clinically relevant porcine model of a biofilm-infected wound was established in 10 minipigs. The wounds of six experimental animals were infected with a modified polymicrobial Lubbock chronic wound biofilm consisting of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis. Four animals served as uninfected controls. The wounds were monitored until they had healed for 24 days. The biofilm persisted in the wounds up to day 14 and significantly affected healing. The control to infected healed wound area ratios were: 45%/21%, 66%/37%, and 90%/57% on days 7, 10 and 14, respectively. The implanted biofilm prolonged inflammation, increased necrosis, delayed granulation and impaired development of the extracellular matrix as seen in histological and gene expression analyses. This model provides a therapeutic one-week window for testing of anti-biofilm treatments and for research on the pathogenesis of wound infections in pig that is clinically the most relevant ...
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