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  1. IUDs and actinomyces.

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    Ahmad, M M

    1987-10-01

    The prevalence of genital actinomyces infection and possible routes of transmission in IUD users were analyzed in a high-risk population of predominantly indigent Mexican-American family planning clients. The Papanicolaou (Pap) smears of 12 (9%) of the 134 IUD users cultured were positive for actinomyces-like organisms. The IUD involved was the Lippes Loop in 7 cases, the Cu 7 in 2 women, the Dalkon Shield in another 2 cases, and the Saf-T-Coil in the final case. The duration of IUD use ranged from 1-10 years, with a mean of 6 years. Oral-genital sexual contact was the sexual preference in 3/4 of the women with actinomyces infection compared with under 2/3 of the general clinic population. Most of the women with actinomyces-like organisms had a concomitant condition, including gastroenteritis, cholecystitis, scabies, schizophrenia, drug abuse, anemia, herpes genitalis, venereal disease, and urinary tract infection. All of these women complained of vaginal discharge with pelvic pain during their initial visits. Eikenella corrodens was recovered in 1 of these cases and had an overall prevalence of 0.17% in the clinic population. Eikenella corrodens is found in the mouth, on dental plaques, and is not yet recognized as a normal inhabitant of the vagina or gastrointestinal tract. Oral-genital contact appears to be the mode of transmission of both actinomyces and Eikenella corrodens.

  2. [Actinomyces adnexitis in a woman].

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    Ejmocka-Ambroziak, A; Cyganek, A; Leszczyński, P; Dworniak, T; Marianowski, L

    2001-07-01

    The course of actinomycetic infections in two females with IUD is presented. Both patients needed surgery. Literature review taking into a special consideration laboratory diagnosis has been performed. Infection caused by other than Actinomyces israelii species was observed.

  3. Actinomyces turicensis Bacteremia Secondary to Pyometra.

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    Hagiya, Hideharu; Ogawa, Hiroko; Takahashi, Yusuke; Kimura, Kosuke; Hasegawa, Kan; Otsuka, Fumio

    2015-01-01

    We herein present a rare case of Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia that was caused by pyometra. The patient was successfully treated with transvaginal drainage and antibiotic therapy. A literature review in MEDLINE showed that there have been only 8 previously reported cases of A. turicensis bacteremia. This infection frequently occurs in patients with visceral abscesses, and blood culture examinations usually reveal a polymicrobial pattern. However, the prognosis of such patients has been reported to generally be benign. Due to difficulties in performing bacterial identification and the wide-spectrum clinical pictures associated with this bacteremia, no comprehensive understanding of the clinical features of each Actinomyces species has yet been established.

  4. Whole-Genome Sequences of Two Closely Related Bacteria, Actinomyces sp. Strain Chiba101 and Actinomyces denticolens DSM 20671T

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    Ishige, Taichiro; Sekigawa, Yuriko; Kobayashi, Tomoko; Torii, Yasushi; Yokoyama, Eiji; Ishiwata, Hiroyuki; Hamada, Moriyuki; Tamura, Tomohiko; Azuma, Ryozo

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT Actinomyces sp. strain Chiba101, isolated from an arthritic leg joint of a pig raised in Japan, is a bacterium closely related to Actinomyces denticolens. Here, we deciphered the complete genome sequence of Actinomyces sp. Chiba101 and the high-quality draft genome sequence of A. denticolens DSM 20671T. PMID:28385845

  5. IUDs and colonization or infection with Actinomyces.

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    Westhoff, Carolyn

    2007-06-01

    Pelvic actinomycosis is an extremely rare disease that can occur in women with a long duration of intrauterine device (IUD) use. This type of abscess is usually unsuspected and, thus, diagnosed and treated surgically; however, long-duration treatment with penicillin can be completely effective. While the occurrence of actinomycosis is well documented by case reports, it is not possible to quantify the risk during IUD use. Approximately 7% of women using an IUD may have a finding of Actinomyces-like organisms on a Pap test. The prognostic significance of this finding is minimal because of the lack of sensitivity and specificity and a low positive predictive value. In the absence of symptoms, women with Actinomyces-like organisms on a Pap test do not need antimicrobial treatment or IUD removal.

  6. Actinomyces in the endometrium of IUD users.

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    Aubert, J M; Gobeaux-Castadot, M J; Boria, M C

    1980-06-01

    The colonization of the female genital tract with Actinomyces is closely related to the presence of an IUD in the uterine cavity. This was confirmed in the present study, which shows an Actinomyces frequency of over 3% in users of IUDs, while non-users were free from the opportunistic invader. This frequency was higher with certain types of devices than with others. None of the patients with positive results had pelvic symptoms, but cases of serious infections have been reported in the literature. The length of IUD usage appears to be directly related to the incidence of this colonization. The possible pathogenesis of pelvic actinomycosis is presented; the clinical significance of asymptomatic colonization is discussed.

  7. Pyometra Perforation Caused by Actinomyces without Intrauterine Device Involvement

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    2013-01-01

    An 86-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and severe decubitus at the sacral and calcaneal regions stemming from poor daily activity was diagnosed with pyometra perforation caused by Actinomyces. No foreign materials, including an IUD, were found inside the uterus. Pyometra is usually caused by Enterobacteriaceae or anaerobes derived from the gastrointestinal tract. The virulence of Actinomyces is rather low, and, in almost all the reported cases of Actinomyces-related pyometra, an intraut...

  8. Pyometra Perforation Caused by Actinomyces without Intrauterine Device Involvement

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    Hideharu Hagiya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available An 86-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and severe decubitus at the sacral and calcaneal regions stemming from poor daily activity was diagnosed with pyometra perforation caused by Actinomyces. No foreign materials, including an IUD, were found inside the uterus. Pyometra is usually caused by Enterobacteriaceae or anaerobes derived from the gastrointestinal tract. The virulence of Actinomyces is rather low, and, in almost all the reported cases of Actinomyces-related pyometra, an intrauterine device (IUD was involved. Although rare, Actinomyces may be ascribed as a virulent pathogen that causes pyometra in the absence of foreign materials.

  9. Pyometra Perforation Caused by Actinomyces without Intrauterine Device Involvement.

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    Hagiya, Hideharu

    2013-01-01

    An 86-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and severe decubitus at the sacral and calcaneal regions stemming from poor daily activity was diagnosed with pyometra perforation caused by Actinomyces. No foreign materials, including an IUD, were found inside the uterus. Pyometra is usually caused by Enterobacteriaceae or anaerobes derived from the gastrointestinal tract. The virulence of Actinomyces is rather low, and, in almost all the reported cases of Actinomyces-related pyometra, an intrauterine device (IUD) was involved. Although rare, Actinomyces may be ascribed as a virulent pathogen that causes pyometra in the absence of foreign materials.

  10. Pelvic colonization with Actinomyces in women using intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    Hager, W D; Douglas, B; Majmudar, B; Naib, Z M; Williams, O J; Ramsey, C; Thomas, J

    1979-11-01

    Recent reports suggest a relationship between intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) use and colonization or infection of the genital tract with Actinomyces species. This prospective, case-controlled study was designed to determine the incidence of colonization or infection with Actinomyces in IUD users. None of 50 control patients and four of 50 study patients (8%) had Actinomyces identified. None of the patients with positive results had symptomatic pelvic infection. Cervical cytology was effective in detecting each of the four study patients with positive results. It appears that the presence of any type of IUD is a major predisposing factor to colonization with Actinomyces.

  11. [Significance of the demonstration of Actinomyces in cervical cytological smears].

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    Dybdahl, H; Baandrup, U

    1988-10-17

    In recent years there has been well documented evidence of a connection between adnexitis and the use of IUDs. It has also been reported that Actinomyces-caused adnexitis is often a serious precursor of tubo-ovarian abscesses which require surgical attention. The investigation included a total of 17,734 routine Pap smears taken in the pathology department over a 4-month period. The smears were screened for the presence of Actinomyces and information on type of IUD and gynecological symptoms was gathered from women testing positive for Actinomyces. Comparable information was gathered from 2 age-matched control groups. 1 group consisted of women with an IUD but without Actinomyces; the other group consisted of women without an IUD and without Actinomyces. Of the 180 patients with Actinomyces, 175 were IUD users and only 5 were nonusers. The incidence of gynecological symptoms among the patients showed increased frequency for women with Actinomyces only with regard to cervical discharge. The Nova-T IUD was found to be significantly less frequently associated with Actinomyces than the other IUDs.

  12. [Actinomyces-like organisms infection in intrauterine devices wearers].

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    Pan, L

    1993-05-01

    The prevalence of actinomyces-like organisms in cervicovaginal smears of 2,327 Chinese women, including 1,279 intrauterine devices (IUD) wearers and 1,048 non wearers, was investigated. Cervical smears were stained by the Papanicolaou method for the microscopic examination of actinomyces-like organisms. The relationship between actinomyces-like organisms infection and occupations, age, duration of IUD wearing and clinical symptoms were analysis. The result showed that the overall detection rate of actinomyces-like organisms in 2,327 women was 0.69%. The detection rates in IUD wearers and non-wearers were 1.1% and 0.2%, respectively, which were significantly different (P actinomyces-like organisms infection was significantly higher in women wearing IUD for more than seven years. Whereas the occupation or age of women did not affect the detection rate significantly.

  13. Application of MLST and pilus gene sequence comparisons to investigate the population structures of Actinomyces naeslundii and Actinomyces oris

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    Henssge, U.; Do, T.; Gilbert, S.C.; Cox, S.; Clark, D.; Wickström, C.; Ligtenberg, A.J.M.; Radford, D.R.; Beighton, D.

    2011-01-01

    Actinomyces naeslundii and Actinomyces oris are members of the oral biofilm. Their identification using 16S rRNA sequencing is problematic and better achieved by comparison of metG partial sequences. A. oris is more abundant and more frequently isolated than A. naeslundii. We used a multi-locus

  14. Prevalence of Actinomyces spp. in patients with chronic periodontitis.

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    Vielkind, Paul; Jentsch, Holger; Eschrich, Klaus; Rodloff, Arne C; Stingu, Catalina-Suzana

    2015-10-01

    This study investigated the prevalence of Actinomyces spp. in shallow, deep and very deep pockets of patients with chronic periodontitis compared to healthy controls and correlated the results with clinical status. Twenty patients with chronic periodontitis and 15 healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. Clinical indices were recorded in a six-point measurement per tooth. From each patient samples of supra and subgingival plaque were taken separately from teeth with shallow, deep and very deep pockets. Samples of supragingival plaque and sulcular microflora were collected from the healthy subjects. All the samples were cultivated on different media at 37̊C in an anaerobic atmosphere for 7 days. All the suspect colonies were identified using a rapid ID 32 A system (bioMèrieux) and MALDI-TOF-MS analysis using an Autoflex II Instrument (Bruker Daltonics) together with in house developed identification software and a reference spectra database. A total of 977 strains were identified as Actinomyces. Actinomyces naeslundii/oris/johnsonii (430 isolates) was the most prevalent species and was found in all patients and in almost all of the healthy subjects. Significant differences (p=0.003) between the groups were found for Actinomyces odontolyticus/meyeri and Actinomyces israelii which were associated with periodontitis patients. Actinomyces dentalis was found in higher percentage (p=0.015) in the periodontitis group. Actinomyces gerencseriae and Actinomyces massiliensis were significantly more often found supragingivally than subgingivally (p=0.004, p=0.022, respectively) in the periodontitis group. Whether some Actinomyces species, definitely important plaque formers, are actively involved in the pathogenicity of chronic periodontitis needs further investigation.

  15. [Detection of Actinomyces on an IUD--consequences?].

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    Goebe, L; Matthes, E M; Kurtzmann, M

    1990-01-01

    Smears from 210 removed IUD's were taken in order to investigate them on actinomycetes. In 20 cases (9.5%) agglomeration of filaments and spores of actinomyces were found. All patients were free of complaints. During the control curettage carried out later on only in one of the cases actinomyces were found in the endometrium. Signs of serious inflammation couldn't be proved. In cases without any complaints no clinical consequences are to be followed after having found actinomyces on the removed IUD.

  16. Empiema por Actinomyces: el gran simulador Empyema due to Actinomyces: a diagnostic challenge

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    Fernando J. Vázquez

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available El derrame pleural aislado, como única manifestación de la actinomicosis es una situación muy rara y un desafío diagnóstico para el clínico, no sólo por su infrecuencia sino por la dificultad técnica para cultivar al gérmen. La típica apariencia microscópica de este bacilo Gram-positivo ramificado en los cultivos suele ser la clave del dianóstico. Se informa un caso de derrame pleural masivo izquierdo por Actinomyces israelii, sin afectación del parénquima pulmonar, de difícil diagnóstico, que mejoró clínica y radiológicamente en forma completa con el drenaje quirúrgico y tratamiento antibiótico prolongado.Isolated pleural effusion due to actinomycosis is rare and poses a diagnostic challenge to clinicians not only because it is uncommon and often forgotten, but also because culture of the causative microorganism is technically difficult. The classic al microscopic appearance of this Gram-positive bacillus on cultures often forms the basis of diagnosis. This is the report of a case of massive left sided pleural effusion due to Actinomyces israelii that improved clinically and radiologically after surgery and prolonged antibiotic treatment.

  17. Actinomyces in cervical smears of women using intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    Mali, B; Joshi, J V; Wagle, U; Hazari, K; Shah, R; Chadha, U; Gokral, J; Bhave, G

    1986-01-01

    Cervical smears from 1,784 women who attended the family planning clinics of the Institute for Research in Reproduction were examined for the presence of Actinomyces-like organisms. Among 815 intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) users, the repeat smears from 57 women were positive for Actinomyces-like organisms, giving a prevalence rate of 6.99%. Immunofluorescent staining using specific antisera confirmed the presence of A. israelii in all 57 women. Forty IUD users whose smears were positive for Actinomyces-like organisms underwent bacteriologic culture studies; A. israelii was isolated in 23 of these cases. The clinical findings at the time of smear collection in the 57 IUD users were within normal limits. The initial cervical smears of all IUD users and both the initial and repeat smears of all nonusers were negative for Actinomyces-like organisms. The data indicate that prolonged use (greater than 2 years) of an inert or copper intrauterine device promotes the overgrowth of Actinomyces in the vagina and that this can be detected by routine cervical cytology.

  18. Empiema por Actinomyces: el gran simulador Empyema due to Actinomyces: a diagnostic challenge

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    Fernando J. Vázquez; Corina Nemirovsky

    2006-01-01

    El derrame pleural aislado, como única manifestación de la actinomicosis es una situación muy rara y un desafío diagnóstico para el clínico, no sólo por su infrecuencia sino por la dificultad técnica para cultivar al gérmen. La típica apariencia microscópica de este bacilo Gram-positivo ramificado en los cultivos suele ser la clave del dianóstico. Se informa un caso de derrame pleural masivo izquierdo por Actinomyces israelii, sin afectación del parénquima pulmonar, de difícil diagnóstico, qu...

  19. Actinomyces pyogenes septic arthritis in a diabetic farmer.

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    Lynch, M

    2012-02-03

    We report a case of septic arthritis and osteomyelitis of the left ankle due to Actinomyces pyogenes in a diabetic farmer. Few confirmed human cases of A. pyogenes infection have been reported, partly because of inadequate identification of this bacterium. Bacteriological characteristics of the organism, which resembles Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, are described with a review of previous case reports.

  20. Actinomyces in IUD users: management, prevention sparks controversy.

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    1981-03-01

    A.H. Robins, makers of the Dalkon Shield, recently issued a letter to doctors suggesting that the problems of Actinomyces infection and colonization associated with long-term use of IUDs can be minimized by replacing inert IUDs at periodic intervals, generally not exceeding three years. However, David Eschenbach of the University of Washington believes that there are no final answers yet as to the prevention and management of this serious though rare disease, and recommendations are really just opinions. Actinomyces israelli is the species most commonly associated with pelvic colonization or infection; it is commonly a commensal organism of the oropharynx and the bowel, but not the genital tract. Symptoms that warn of infection of the genital tract include abdominal pain; nocturnal chills or sweats; vaginal discharge; intermenstrual bleeding; and increased menstrual bleeding. Infection can be fairly mild and resolved with IUD removal, or it can produce tubal abcesses, generally unilateral, which can be fatal, as in a young woman who developed massive pelvic abscess which later spilled 1500 cc of free pus into the abdominal cavity. Plastic inert IUDs are associated with a greater prevalence of Actinomyces infection than are copper-bearing IUDs. Pap smear can detect the presence of Actinomyces organisms, which are seen as branching filaments, sulfa granules or irregular islands of amorphous material which stain blue to brown or black. The organism may either be pathogenic or commensal, depending on the presence of leukocytes. Overall prevalence of Actinomyces showing up on Pap smears of IUD users is estimated at 80% to 90% of IUD users. Treatment suggestions depend on whether the patient has symptoms or is asymptomatic, and whether the presence of the organism represents an infection or a colonization. IUD removal, antibiotic treatment, and if necessary, surgical excision are recommended. Monitoring programs for IUD users are briefly discussed.

  1. Actinomyces spp. gene expression in root caries lesions

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    Dame-Teixeira, Naile; Parolo, Clarissa Cavalcanti Fatturi; Maltz, Marisa; Tugnait, Aradhna; Devine, Deirdre; Do, Thuy

    2016-01-01

    Background The studies of the distribution of Actinomyces spp. on carious and non-carious root surfaces have not been able to confirm the association of these bacteria with root caries, although they were extensively implicated as a prime suspect in root caries. Objective The aim of this study was to observe the gene expression of Actinomyces spp. in the microbiota of root surfaces with and without caries. Design The oral biofilms from exposed sound root surface (SRS; n=10) and active root caries (RC; n=30) samples were collected. The total bacterial RNA was extracted, and the mRNA was isolated. Samples with low RNA concentration were pooled, yielding a final sample size of SRS=10 and RC=9. Complementary DNA (cDNA) libraries were prepared and sequenced on an Illumina® HiSeq 2500 system. Sequence reads were mapped to eight Actinomyces genomes. Count data were normalized using DESeq2 to analyse differential gene expression applying the Benjamini-Hochberg correction (false discovery rate [FDR]0.05), except for Actinomyces OT178 (p=0.001) and Actinomyces gerencseriae (p=0.004), which had higher read counts in the SRS. Genes that code for stress proteins (clp, dnaK, and groEL), enzymes of glycolysis pathways (including enolase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase), adhesion (Type-2 fimbrial and collagen-binding protein), and cell growth (EF-Tu) were highly – but not differentially (p>0.001) – expressed in both groups. Genes with the most significant upregulation in RC were those coding for hypothetical proteins and uracil DNA glycosylase (p=2.61E-17). The gene with the most significant upregulation in SRS was a peptide ABC transporter substrate-binding protein (log2FC=−6.00, FDR=2.37E-05). Conclusion There were similar levels of Actinomyces gene expression in both sound and carious root biofilms. These bacteria can be commensal in root surface sites but may be cariogenic due to survival mechanisms that allow them to exist in acid environments and to

  2. Actinomyces and an unidentified ameba associated with an intrauterine device.

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    Pien, F D; Navin, J J; Carty, F

    1981-05-01

    A case report is presented of an asymptomatic 29-year-old Hawaiian patient with an IUD who had Actinomyces and an unidentified ameba in a Papanicolaou smear and in whom both organisms disappeared upon removal of the IUD. The patient presented for a routine pelvic examination as part of an employment physical. She denied any significant gastrointestinal or vaginal symptoms as well as any history of foreign travel. The patient reported that she had worn the same IUD for 9 years and that it had caused her no discomfort. A pelvic examination revealed a friable, papular cervix. The Papanicolaou smear revealed the presence of both amebae and colonies of Actinomyces. The findings were confirmed by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, which reported an intense, acute and chronic inflammatory reaction marked by the presence of amebae and Actinomyces species colonies. The patient returned 4 months later for a repeat pelvic examination and removal of her IUD. At that time a cervical smear showed only amebae. The patient was seen again 3 months following the IUD removal. She reported that her vaginal discharge had decreased. A repeat Papanicolaou smear was completely normal. Faulkner and Ory have reported a 5-fold increase of pelvic inflammatory disease among IUD users compared to nonusers. Among pelvic infections found to be associated with IUD users is genital actinomycosis. Many of these patients are asymptomatic with only cytologic evidence of Actinomyces, but these patients can progress to pelvic inflammation and abscess formation. Reports have recently described the presence of amebic trophozoites in IUD users. The main purpose in reporting this case is to alert the tropical medicine specialist to this entity. Amebic colonization appears to respond completely to IUD removal, and there is no need for additional medical or surgical treatment.

  3. Actinomyces infection associated with intra-uterine device.

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    Santa, M C; Buschmann, B O; Daniel, S J

    1978-05-01

    Since 1926 numerous cases of Actinomyces genital infection have been reported. An association with the IUD, metallic or polyethylene, has become evident after several severe complications in patients using this contraceptive method. The route of entry, in addition to direct spread from the bowel, may be direct extention across the anal area and perineum upward through the vagina, endometrial cavity to the fallopian tubes and ovaries. The vaginal string of the IUD is thought to break the protective barrier of the cervical mucus, permitting transit of organisms from the vagina into the uterus and from there to the tubo-ovarian complexes. Vascular spread is another possible route of infection. The uterine cavity in these patients becomes a good culture medium for these organisms. In patients wearing IUDs for 1 year, 13% presented with chronic endometritis and 65% showed recognizable endometrial change, manifested by diffuse or focal round-cell infiltration. Lower abdominal pain, heavy yellow discharge, and fever and weight loss were the symptoms most frequently presented with infection by Actinomyces. A new cytologic approach of preparing smears from freshly removed Lippes loops from symptomatic patients has been reported. Resulting samples have numerous macrophages and fibroblasts. This could prove a good method for identifying Actinomyces in the patients harboring this orgasm. The case of a 54-year-old black female having worn an IUD for 12 consecutive years is summarized.

  4. Systemic Actinomyces infection. A potential complication of intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    de la Monte, S M; Gupta, P K; White, C L

    1982-10-15

    Infections caused by Actinomyces organisms have been demonstrated to occur in association with IUD use. Uterine actinomycosis infection is usually superficial, but it is potentially invasive. It may prove fatal. When Actinomyces is detected in a vaginal Papanicolaou smear, establishment of the correct diagnosis followed by IUD removal and appropriate antibiotic therapy are recommended. A case history is presented of a 28 year old woman who had been using an IUD and who had systemic Actinomyces infection and a brain abscess develop several years after removal of her uterus and fallopian tubes. The woman was referred to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1977 for evaluation of headaches and grand mal seizures. 4 years earlier, in 1973, she had been seen at another hospital with a recent weight loss of 18 kg. She was found to have a tubo-ovarian abscess, for which she underwent a hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, and unilateral oophorectomy. At the time of surgery, an IUD was in place. A histopathological diagnosis of botryomycosis tubo-ovarian abscess was made on submitted tissues. She received no antibiotic therapy. In 1975, pulmonary infiltrates developed that were attributed to bronchopneumonia. She was treated with a short course of tetracycline hydrochloride. Later that year she was thought to have sarcoidosis and was treated for 1 year with several doses of prednisone. Clinically, her condition remained stable until March 1977, when a pyogenic subcostal abscess was drained. In July 1977, she had headache, dizziness, generalized seizures, and an incomplete right homonymous hemianopsia develop. A craniotomy for excision and drainage of an abscess was performed. The presence of Actinomyces israelii in brain tissue was confirmed by direct immunoflourescence using specific antiserum. It was confirmed that Actinomyces had been present at the time of her 1st surgical procedure. She was treated with high doses of intravenous penicillin G potassium for the

  5. [Actinomyces and other bacteria isolated from cervical cultures of women using IUDs].

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    Güleç, N; Günalp, A

    1987-07-01

    In this study we performed endocervical cultures from 517 patients with infection. In 75 of these 517 cultures (14.5%) Actinomyces has been grown. The incidence of Actinomyces has increased in correlation with IUD period, but the type of IUD has not affected the incidence of Actinomyces. Actinomycosis of uterus is usually superficial. It rarely spreads and causes pelvic actinomycosis. Even it can change to systemic infection. For this reason, in women who have used IUDs for long period Actinomyces infection should be kept in mind. Clinicians should be in corporation with the laboratories, this is important for identification of the microorganism and for the right therapy.

  6. Sacroiliitis and Septicemia Caused by Campylobacter rectus and Actinomyces odontolyticus

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    Pierre Harvey

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Campylobacter rectus, formerly known as Wolinella recta, is an anaerobic Gram-negative bacillus, generally recognized as an agent responsible for severe periodontitis; only two cases of extra-oral infections have been reported. The first case of septicemia with C rectus and Actinomyces odontolyticus is described in a 37-year-old farmer who suffered from severe sacroiliitis. Also presented are a review of C rectus in human pathology, and a brief review of pyogenic sacroiliitis, a rather rare disease.

  7. First Reported Case of Bacterial Endocarditis Attributable to Actinomyces meyeri

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    Susan Moffatt

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available A 48-year-old man presented to the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia in severe congestive heart failure. Echocardiographic studies revealed significant aortic valve insufficiency. Two anaerobic blood cultures performed two weeks apart were both positive for Actinomyces meyeri. The patient was treated with high dose intravenous penicillin. Three weeks after antibiotics were begun, he underwent aortic valve replacement. Intraoperative cultures were negative. Histopathological examination revealed findings in keeping with subacute bacterial endocarditis. The patient completed a six-week course of penicillin and was doing well three months after surgery. This is the first case of endocarditis attributable to A meyeri reported in the literature.

  8. Comparison of PCR, culturing and Pap smear microscopy for accurate diagnosis of genital Actinomyces.

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    Kaya, Dilek; Demirezen, Şayeste; Hasçelik, Gülşen; Gülmez Kivanç, Dolunay; Beksaç, Mehmet Sinan

    2013-05-01

    Members of the genus Actinomyces, Gram-positive, non-spore-forming anaerobic bacteria, are normal inhabitants of the mucosal surfaces of the oral, gastrointestinal and genital tracts. Identification of these bacteria using conventional methods is generally difficult because of their complex transport and growth requirements and their fastidious and slow-growing nature. However, in recent years, the advancement of molecular techniques has provided much improved identification and differentiation of closely related Actinomyces species. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of the PCR technique in the diagnosis of genital Actinomyces in comparison with culturing and Papanicolaou (Pap) smear microscopy. Multiple sampling was conducted from 200 women using smear microscopy, culturing and PCR. Cyto-brushes were smeared on glass slides and stained using the routine Pap technique. Culturing was performed from a sterile swab, and Actinomyces were determined using the BBL Crystal ANR ID kit. PCR was performed from a second swab, and the Actinomyces type was determined using type-specific primers designed in our laboratory. Only one vaginal fluid sample (0.5%) revealed Actinomyces-like organisms on Pap smear examination. Actinomyces were detected in nine samples (4.5%) using the BBL Crystal ANR ID kit. Using PCR, eight samples (4%) were found positive for Actinomyces. No specimens that gave positive results by Pap smear microscopy and culturing could be confirmed by PCR. Pap smear microscopy and culturing were both found to have zero sensitivity for Actinomyces. PCR appears to be a sensitive and reliable diagnostic method for the detection of Actinomyces, which are difficult to cultivate from genital samples. PCR can be used for diagnostic confirmation in cases diagnosed by conventional methods, to prevent false-positive results.

  9. Factors associated with actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smear in users of intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    Petitti, D B; Yamamoto, D; Morgenstern, N

    1983-02-01

    To determine the factors associated with the presence of actinomyces-like organisms on cervicovaginal Papanicolaou smears in users of the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), we carried out a case-control study. Among about 80,000 Papanicolaou smears examined in one year in a large cytology laboratory, actinomyces-like organisms were identified on 107 smears; all but three smears were from IUD users. Compared with IUD users who did not have actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smears, those with actinomyces-like organisms had used the IUD for more years. An increased risk of actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smear was not apparent until 7 years of IUD use, however. No significant association of actinomyces-like organisms with the type of IUD was found after controlling for differences in duration of use between users of various IUDs. The percentage of women reporting gynecologic symptoms (vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding) also did not differ significantly between IUD users with and without actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smear (p = 0.5).

  10. Actinomyces meyeri Popliteal Cyst Infection and Review of the Literature

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    Bharath Raj Palraj

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A 66-year-old, Caucasian male presented with pain and swelling involving the left knee of one-week duration. Arthrocentesis was negative for evidence of septic arthritis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI study of the left knee showed degenerative arthritis, partial tear of medial meniscus, and a complex fluid collection along the posteromedial aspect of the left knee suggestive of popliteal cyst. He underwent arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy. Intraoperative joint fluid was noted to be cloudy but cultures were negative. Arthroscopic procedure provided him with temporary relief but the pain and swelling in the posterior aspect of the left knee recurred in 6 weeks. Repeat MRI showed complex fluid collection in the posterolateral aspect of left knee. Ultrasound guided aspiration of the fluid collection revealed purulent material and cultures grew Actinomyces meyeri. He was treated with 6 weeks of intravenous penicillin regimen followed by 18 months of oral penicillin.

  11. Perianal abscess caused by Actinomyces: report of a case.

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    Magdeburg, R; Grobholz, R; Dornschneider, G; Post, S; Bussen, D

    2008-12-01

    Most anal abscesses are caused by anal fistula and invasion of the surrounding tissues by a mixed colonic flora. The treatment comprises excision of the abscess and. if appropriate, fistulectomy. Primary anorectal actinomycosis and perianal actinomycosis are very rare and are caused by Actinomyces, which is a ubiquitous microaerophilic bacterium. Here we report a case of perianal actinomycosis. The patient had a short history of painless perineal induration without fever or leucocytosis with normal routine blood tests. After excision sulphur granules drained from the cavity and the pathological investigations were indicative of perianal actinomycosis. Appropriate surgery and antibiotic treatment healed the perianal infection. After elimination of other diagnoses, e.g. Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and malignant growths, this rare case of perianal actinomycosis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of a painless perianal mass.

  12. [Actinomyces-like organisms in users of intrauterine contraception].

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    Kozuh, M; Bonta, S; Kovacic, J; Levicnik, A; Lushi, A

    1984-01-01

    Actinomyces-like organisms (ALO) were found in 6.9% of cervical smears in 2133 IUD users. The chance of having co-infection with Trichomonas vaginalis was 2.7 times higher in women with ALO than in ALO negative women. The proportion of IUD users with ALO in cervical smears increased with the duration of the IUD use. A total of 108 IUD users with ALO were compared with the same number of IUD users without ALO in cervical smears. The women in the two groups were matched for the duration of the IUD use. During the IUD use the women with ALO had PID and vaginitis significantly more frequently than ALO negative women. No difference was found regarding the type of the IUD used in women with ALO in cervical smears compared to controls.

  13. Actinomyces israelii in the female genital tract: a review.

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    Evans, D T

    1993-02-01

    Actinomyces israelii (a gram-positive, branching, anaerobic or microaerophilic bacterium) infects 1.6-11.6% of IUD users worldwide. Physicians must decide whether to treat A. israelii infection with antibiotics, remove the IUD, or refer the patient to the family planning clinic. Culture techniques tend to be inadequate, so many US health professionals use a microscope to identify A. israelii and often confirm the microscopy findings with direct immunofluorescent techniques. A sophisticated culture from pelvic infection or abscesses is needed. It appears that A. israelii infection is more common in women with plastic IUDs than those with copper IUDs and in women who have had an IUD for more than 4 years. Pelvic actinomycotic disease occurs infrequently, but when it does this condition the right ovary and fallopian tube are generally involved; this condition can be life threatening. It is indistinguishable from other forms of pelvic inflammatory disease. Evidence suggests that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between IUD use and pelvic actinomycosis. It is difficult to predict which IUD users harboring A. israelii will develop subsequent serious pelvic infection. Nevertheless, Pap smears can detect A. israelii infection early so physicians can prophylactically treat it before it spreads. Prophylactic treatment in IUD users may consist of changing the IUD every 4 years of long term penicillin or doxycycline treatment. Combinations of various antibiotics used to treat actinomyces infection are penicillin, aminoglycoside, chloramphenicol, amoxycillin, metronidazole, and doxycycline. In the case of tubo-ovarian abscesses larger than 8 cm in diameter, however, surgical treatment is warranted.

  14. SEM observations of an IUD from a patient with Actinomyces-like organisms on papanicolaou smear.

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    Keith, L; Method, M; Bailey, R; Bockoff, C; Hidvegi, D; Puleo, M

    1986-01-01

    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to study an IUD from an asymptomatic patient with Actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smear and in whom Actinomyces israelii was determined to be present in cervical smears. The objective was to determine if there were any variations in surface morphology that might be correlated with the Actinomyces-like organisms. SEM revealed numerous areas of thick surface encrustation. The surface morphology of the IUD fragments showed basic similarities to the morphologies observed in other cases. Encrustations were attached to the arms and stem of the device. A unique finding was apparently biological material adherent to a fragment of encrusted material. Filamentous structures radiated perpendicularly from a central core. These filaments resembled Actinomyces-like organisms in the patient's Pap smear. Also of interest was a delicate network of hair-like structures at the bottom of a naturally occurring space in the surface encrustation.

  15. Actinomyces-like organisms in cervical smears: the association with intrauterine device and pelvic inflammatory diseases

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    Objective To investigate the incidence of actinomyces-like organisms in routine cervical smears of Korean women and to evaluate its association with the development of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in these women. Methods The results of cervical smears between 2011 and 2012 at a single university hospital were searched. If positive for actinomyces-like organisms, the medical record of the patient was searched and development of PID was followed. If the data were not available in the medic...

  16. Actinomyces-like organisms in the cervical Papanicolaou-stained smears of intrauterine device (IUD) users

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    p. 159 - 164 The prevalence of Actinomyces-like organisms in cervicovaginal smears of 2,347 Brazilian women, including 151 (6.4%) intrauterine devices (IUD) users for at least six months and as controls 2,196 (93.6%) non-wearers of similar age using hormonal, barrier, or other contraceptive methods or none, living in Salvador, Bahia, has been investigated. Cervical smears were stained by the Papanicolaou method for the microscopic examination of Actinomyces-like organisms. The ...

  17. Ultrasound-guided Transvaginal Aspiration in the Management of Actinomyces Pelvic Abscess

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    Background: Increasing reports of intrauterine device (IUD)-related abdominopelvic actinomycosis have been described recently. Surgical therapy has been the usual treatment when tubo-ovarian abscess is identified. Case: A 38-year-old woman suffering from Actinomyces pelvic abscess unresponsive to medical treatment underwent transvaginal ultrasound-guided needle aspiration. It resulted in marked improvement and avoided surgical treatment. Conclusion: Transvaginal needle aspiration of Actinomyc...

  18. Rapid identification of oral Actinomyces species cultivated from subgingival biofilm by MALDI-TOF-MS

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    Catalina S. Stingu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Actinomyces are a common part of the residential flora of the human intestinal tract, genitourinary system and skin. Isolation and identification of Actinomyces by conventional methods is often difficult and time consuming. In recent years, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS has become a rapid and simple method to identify bacteria. Objective: The present study evaluated a new in-house algorithm using MALDI-TOF-MS for rapid identification of different species of oral Actinomyces cultivated from subgingival biofilm. Design: Eleven reference strains and 674 clinical strains were used in this study. All the strains were preliminarily identified using biochemical methods and then subjected to MALDI-TOF-MS analysis using both similarity-based analysis and classification methods (support vector machine [SVM]. The genotype of the reference strains and of 232 clinical strains was identified by sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA. Results: The sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene of all references strains confirmed their previous identification. The MALDI-TOF-MS spectra obtained from the reference strains and the other clinical strains undoubtedly identified as Actinomyces by 16S rRNA sequencing were used to create the mass spectra reference database. Already a visual inspection of the mass spectra of different species reveals both similarities and differences. However, the differences between them are not large enough to allow a reliable differentiation by similarity analysis. Therefore, classification methods were applied as an alternative approach for differentiation and identification of Actinomyces at the species level. A cross-validation of the reference database representing 14 Actinomyces species yielded correct results for all species which were represented by more than two strains in the database. Conclusions: Our results suggest that a combination of MALDI

  19. Actinomyces and Nocardia infections in chronic granulomatous disease

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    Shahindokht Bassiri-Jahromi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD is an inherited disorder of the Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate reduced oxidase complex characterized by recurrent bacterial and fungal infections. Disseminated infection by combination of opportunistic agents is being increasingly reported in CGD patients. We presented in the retrospective review of medical records, the etiology, presentation, clinical characteristics the infections detected, predisposing condition and outcome of nocardiosis and actinomycosis involved in a group of pediatric patients diagnosed with CGD. Materials and Methods: The clinical presentation of CGD-related infections was reviewed retrospectively from the medical records of all 12 patients with CGD. We studied respectively 12 patients between 2001 and 2008, and we analyzed two pediatric patients with CGD who acquired Nocardia and Actinomyces infections, and their clinical and microbiological characteristics were described. The material for investigations was collected from scrapings, crusts, pus from subcutaneous abscesses or exudation from sinus tracts, surgical debridement, and biopsy specimens. The microbiological diagnosis was determined by biochemical tests, histology, microscopy, and culture of clinical samples. Results: The medical records of 12 diagnosed CGD patients with suspected nocardiosis or actinomycosis were reviewed. One patient was diagnosed with actinomycosis and one patient with nocardiosis. Patients consisted of seven males and five females with ranging ages of 3 to 18 years. Nocardiosis and actinomycosis isolated in the two patients were confirmed by histology and culture methods. Neutrophil oxidative burst were absent (NBT=0 in both patients. The most common manifestations of CGD due to fungal infections, actinomycosis, and nocardiosis were osteomyelitis (42.8%, pulmonary infections (28.6%, lymphadenopathy (14.3%, and skin involvement (14.3% during their illness. Conclusion: Nocardiosis

  20. Super Infection of An Ovarian Dermoid Cyst with Actinomyces in An Infertile Woman

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    Saghar Salehpour

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We present super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst with actinomyces in an infertile patient.This is a case-report study for evaluation a couple with male factor infertility, who was a goodcandidate for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI, while a 10 cm dermoid cyst was foundin the woman’s right ovary. Patient complained of pelvic pain, intermittent fever, dysmenorrhea,and dyspareunia. The cyst was extracted using laparoscopy, whilst in histopathologicalexamination, an actinomycosis super infection was reported. Actinomyc super infection of anovarian dermoid cyst is a very rare incident which can also occur in women with no history ofintrauterine device (IUD usage or previous fertility.

  1. Super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst with actinomyces in an infertile woman.

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    Salehpour, Saghar; Akbari Sene, Azadeh

    2013-07-01

    We present super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst with actinomyces in an infertile patient. This is a case-report study for evaluation a couple with male factor infertility, who was a good candidate for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), while a 10 cm dermoid cyst was found in the woman's right ovary. Patient complained of pelvic pain, intermittent fever, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia. The cyst was extracted using laparoscopy, whilst in histopathological examination, an actinomycosis super infection was reported. Actinomyc super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst is a very rare incident which can also occur in women with no history of intrauterine device (IUD) usage or previous fertility.

  2. Super Infection of An Ovarian Dermoid Cyst with Actinomyces in An Infertile Woman

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    Salehpour, Saghar; Akbari Sene, Azadeh

    2013-01-01

    We present super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst with actinomyces in an infertile patient. This is a case-report study for evaluation a couple with male factor infertility, who was a good candidate for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), while a 10 cm dermoid cyst was found in the woman’s right ovary. Patient complained of pelvic pain, intermittent fever, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia. The cyst was extracted using laparoscopy, whilst in histopathological examination, an actinomycosis super infection was reported. Actinomyc super infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst is a very rare incident which can also occur in women with no history of intrauterine device (IUD) usage or previous fertility. PMID:24520476

  3. Ultrasound-guided Transvaginal Aspiration in the Management of Actinomyces Pelvic Abscess

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    Rahav, Galiya; Hanoch, Josef; Shimonovitz, Shlomo; Yagel, Simcha; Laufer, Neri

    1996-01-01

    Background: Increasing reports of intrauterine device (IUD)-related abdominopelvic actinomycosis have been described recently. Surgical therapy has been the usual treatment when tubo-ovarian abscess is identified. Case: A 38-year-old woman suffering from Actinomyces pelvic abscess unresponsive to medical treatment underwent transvaginal ultrasound-guided needle aspiration. It resulted in marked improvement and avoided surgical treatment. Conclusion: Transvaginal needle aspiration of Actinomyces pelvic abscess may be an alternative to surgical therapy, thereby allowing the preservation of pelvic organs. PMID:18476111

  4. Fluoride-sensitivity of growth and acid production of oral Actinomyces: comparison with oral Streptococcus.

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    Kawashima, Junko; Nakajo, Kazuko; Washio, Jumpei; Mayanagi, Gen; Shimauchi, Hidetoshi; Takahashi, Nobuhiro

    2013-12-01

    Actinomyces are predominant oral bacteria; however, their cariogenic potential in terms of acid production and fluoride sensitivity has not been elucidated in detail and compared with that of other caries-associated oral bacteria, such as Streptococcus. Therefore, this study aimed to elucidate and compare the acid production and growth of Actinomyces and Streptococcus in the presence of bicarbonate and fluoride to mimic conditions in the oral cavity. Acid production from glucose was measured by pH-stat at pH 5.5 and 7.0 under anaerobic conditions. Growth rate was assessed by optical density in anaerobic culture. Although Actinomyces produced acid at a lower rate than did Streptococcus, their acid production was more tolerant of fluoride (IDacid production 50 = 110-170 ppm at pH 7.0 and 10-13 ppm at pH 5.5) than that of Streptococcus (IDacid production 50 = 36-53 ppm at pH 7.0 and 6.3-6.5 ppm at pH 5.5). Bicarbonate increased acid production by Actinomyces with prominent succinate production and enhanced their fluoride tolerance (IDacid production 50 = 220-320 ppm at pH 7.0 and 33-52 ppm at pH 5.5). Bicarbonate had no effect on these variables in Streptococcus. In addition, although the growth rate of Actinomyces was lower than that of Streptococcus, Actinomyces growth was more tolerant of fluoride (IDgrowth 50 = 130-160 ppm) than was that of Streptococcus (IDgrowth 50 = 27-36 ppm). These results indicate that oral Actinomyces are more tolerant of fluoride than oral Streptococcus, and bicarbonate enhances the fluoride tolerance of oral Actinomyces. Because of the limited number of species tested here, further study is needed to generalize these findings to the genus level.

  5. [The effect of beta-ionine on biosynthesis of carotenes by Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides].

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    Sverdlova, A N; Alekseeva, L N; Nefelova, M V

    1977-01-01

    Biosynthesis of carotenoids by a growing culture of Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides is totally inhibited by beta-ionone added at different concentrations, at various time of the cultural growth, and in various combinations with oil. The inhibition of carotenoid synthesis by beta-ionone is of a specific character since the biomass growth under the same conditions does not increase.

  6. [Effect of organic acids on the biosynthesis of carotenes by an Actinomyces chrysomallus strain].

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    Nefelova, M V; Sverdlova, A N; Alekseeva, L N

    1978-01-01

    Synthesis of carotenes by Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides was stimulated by citric, acetic, oxalacetic, fumaric, succinic, malic, alpha-ketoglutaric, tartaric, pyruvic, and propionic acids. Acetic acid acts as a precursor of carotene synthesis and also has another stimulating mechanism of action on carotenogenesis of the actinomycete. Acetic, furmaric, malic, succinic, and alpha-ketoglutaric acids stimulate cyclization of lycopene yielding beta-carotene.

  7. Infection of a total hip arthroplasty with actinomyces israelii: Report of a case

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    Feiran Wu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Context : Infection of following total hip arthroplasties can be classified based on the timing of infection. Late infections with Actinomyces israelii are extremely rare with only 3 previously reported cases in literature. We present another case of a late infection with Actinomyces israelii in a total hip arthroplasty 9 years following implantation. Case Report : A 71-year-old male with diabetes mellitus presented with right hip pain 9 years following a total hip arthroplasty. Physical examination revealed localised pain and biochemical investigations showed elevated inflammatory markers. X-rays were suspicious for infection and a collection around the prosthesis was confirmed by MRI scan. The patient underwent debridement and removal of prosthesis. Peri-operative specimen cultures isolated Actinomyces israelii. The patient responded to a combination of vancomycin followed by ciprofloxacin and linezolid therapy before undergoing a successful second-stage reimplantation surgery. Conclusion : This is the first reported case of late haematogenous infection by Actinomyces israelii in a total hip arthroplasty in a patient with diabetes mellitus as the only risk factor. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and two-stage reimplantation arthroplasty.

  8. Actinomyces-like organisms in cervical smears: the association with intrauterine device and pelvic inflammatory diseases

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    Kim, Yeo Joo; Youm, Jina; Kim, Jee Hyun

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the incidence of actinomyces-like organisms in routine cervical smears of Korean women and to evaluate its association with the development of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in these women. Methods The results of cervical smears between 2011 and 2012 at a single university hospital were searched. If positive for actinomyces-like organisms, the medical record of the patient was searched and development of PID was followed. If the data were not available in the medical record, the patient was contacted by telephone. Results The incidence of actinomyces-like organisms in cervical smears was 0.26% (52/20,390). Forty-two women (80.8%) were intrauterine device (IUD) users: the copper-IUD in 25 women and the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in 13 women (type unknown in 4 women). The majority (71.4%, 30/42) of the IUD users maintained the IUD. Prophylactic antibiotics were prescribed to 12 women. Two continuous IUD users were later diagnosed with PID, but these cases were not pelvic actinomycosis. Conclusion It would be a reasonable option to choose the expectant management for asymptomatic women who incidentally showed actinomyces-like organisms in their cervical smear. PMID:25264530

  9. Intrauterine contraceptive device-associated pelvic actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces urogenitalis.

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    Elsayed, S; George, A; Zhang, K

    2006-04-01

    We report a case of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) associated pelvic actinomycosis due to Actinomyces urogenitalis in a previously healthy young adult woman. Diagnosis was confirmed by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing of bacterial colonies growing from the extracted device. This is the first documented report of human infection caused by this micro-organism.

  10. [Ovarian abscess due to Actinomyces sp. in absence of an intrauterine contraceptive device].

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    Burlando, S C; Paz, L A; De Feo, L G; Benchetrit, G; Rimoldi, D; Predari, S C

    2001-01-01

    The disease caused by Actinomyces spp. is often of difficult diagnosis. Actinomyces spp. are anaerobic or microaerophilic non-spore-forming gram-positive rods that may reach, occasionally, the normal female genital tract. IUD and pessaries facilitate the access of the microorganisms to the pelvis. We report an unusual case of ovarian infection by Actinomyces sp. in a 41 year-old female without IUD, admitted at the Institute in November 1998, with persistent fever. She had had an early menopause 3 years before, and had received hormonal replacement therapy. Usual and unusual infections were discarded by microbiological and serologic studies. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a slight left pyelocalycial dilatation and a simple cyst in the left ovary; heart ultrasonography was normal. Gynecological examination showed an enlarged uterus, similar to an 8 week pregnancy, painless, and fixed anexial masses. The transvaginal ultrasonography showed uterine myomas, one of them of 42 mm in the isthmus region, large ovaries, cystic, with acoustic shadows, and the left one with a septum. The preoperative diagnosis was infected bilateral cystic teratoma. The procedure was an exploratory laparotomy, followed by a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The specimen studies showed an endometrioma with calcium deposits in the wall of the right ovary, and an abscess in the left ovary, also with calcification of the wall. The sample from the left abscess developed Actinomyces sp. After surgery, and treatment with penicillin, the fever disappeared. It is important to remark that the ovarian infection by Actinomyces sp. can also occur in patients without an IUD or a pessary; it might cause anexial images that can be interpreted as a tumour, inducing to erroneous diagnosis and treatment.

  11. Colitis and lower abdominal mass by Actinomyces israelii in a patient with an IUD.

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    Nugteren, S K; Ouwendijk, R J; Jonkman, J G; Straub, M; Dees, A

    1996-08-01

    Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disorder. The diagnosis is frequently missed preoperatively. We describe a patient who had had an intrauterine contraceptive device in situ for 5 years. She presented with a painful pelvicoabdominal mass, located between the uterus and rectum, and a colitis-like disease of the distal colon. Culture of the removed IUD demonstrated Actinomyces. She was intensively treated with intravenously penicillin for six weeks. Following this conservative treatment the abdominal tumor and the colitis-like symptoms totally disappeared. During two years follow-up she is free of symptoms and no signs of recurrence of the disease have been noticed. The case described here strongly underlines that Actinomyces infection should be born in mind in the differential diagnosis of a young female with an IUD, presenting with colitis, fever and an abdominal mass. Prolonged intravenously administered penicillin is warranted before surgery should be considered.

  12. Association of amoebae and actinomyces in an intrauterine contraceptive device user.

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    Arroyo, G; Quinn, J A

    1989-01-01

    A patient wearing an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) was diagnosed as being colonized by Actinomyces and amoebae by examination of a routine Papanicolaou smear. The patient received vaginal treatment with metronidazole, which temporarily eliminated the protozoa; however, it was necessary to remove the IUD to definitively eradicate the microorganisms. Follow-up Papanicolaou smears taken after removal of the IUD have been normal and free of both microorganisms.

  13. Empyema Secondary to Actinomyces meyeri Treated Successfully with Ceftriaxone Followed by Doxycycline

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    Piscopo, Tonio; Cassar, Karen

    2016-01-01

    Actinomycosis is a relatively rare infection caused by Gram-positive bacteria. We present the case of a 54-year-old, previously healthy, male patient with a history of severe penicillin allergy who developed severe pneumonia and empyema caused by Actinomyces meyeri. Presenting symptoms included productive cough, right upper quadrant pain, and chills and rigors. He required drainage of the empyema via tube and prolonged antibiotic treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone for 2 weeks followed by oral doxycycline for 6 months. PMID:27752374

  14. Pulmonary intravascular macrophages in the pathogenesis of bovine pulmonary lesions caused by Actinomyces pyogenes

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    Leifsson, Páll Skúli; Basse, A.; Jensen, Henrik Michael Elvang

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    Rabbit antisera raised against somatic antigens from two strains of Actinomyces pyogenes reacted specifically in a peroxidase anti-peroxidase technique which was developed for the location of the bacteria in formalin-fixed tissues. The technique was applied on experimental murine and spontaneous...... bovine lesions caused by A. pyogenes. By electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry it was demonstrated that pulmonary intravascular macrophages play a role in the uptake of A. pyogenes from the blood, and in the production of pyaemic pulmonary lesions...

  15. Intrauterine device infection causing concomitant streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and pelvic abscess with Actinomyces odontolyticus bacteraemia.

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    Wu, Carolyn M Yu; Noska, Amanda

    2016-03-10

    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are rarely associated with serious infections. We report an unusual concomitant infection of group A Streptococcus (GAS) causing toxic shock syndrome and pelvic abscess with Actinomyces odontolyticus associated with an IUD in a healthy 50-year-old patient. The IUD was subsequently removed and the patient recovered on the appropriate antibiotics. This case highlights the importance of clinicians' high index of suspicion of an IUD infection and prompt removal of the infected foreign body to obtain source control.

  16. Study of precipitation reactions to Actinomyces israelii antigens in uterine secretions.

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    1985-01-01

    Uterine secretions were obtained from 110 women and analysed by counterimmunoelectrophoresis for the occurrence of precipitation reactions against Actinomyces israelii antigens. Precipitation reactions were found in secretions from seven women and a correlation was found between these reactions and long term use of plastic intrauterine devices. The precipitating components could not be proved to be immunoglobulins; neither could identity be shown with IgG precipitins in reference serum. The n...

  17. [Abscessing salpingo-oophoritis caused by Actinomyces in a woman using an IUD].

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    Milia, S; D'Ovidio, N; Firinu, C

    1983-04-01

    Recent studies have demonstrated that there is a connection between actinomycetic genital swelling and longterm use of the Lippes Loop. After a literature review, a case of actinomycetic abscessing salpingo-ovaritis in a woman who had worn the same Lippes Loop for 12 years is reported. It is concluded that Actinomyces must be always considered a potential etiological agent in all cases where genital swelling is found in patients fitted with such loops. (author's modified)

  18. Characterization of the binding of Actinomyces naeslundii (ATCC 12104) and Actinomyces viscosus (ATCC 19246) to glycosphingolipids, using a solid-phase overlay approach

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    Stroemberg, N.K.; Karlsson, K.A. (Univ. of Goeteborg (Sweden))

    1990-07-05

    Actinomyces naeslundii (ATCC 12104) and Actinomyces viscosus (ATCC 19246) were radiolabeled externally (125I) or metabolically (35S) and analyzed for their ability to bind glycosphingolipids separated on thin layer chromatograms or coated in microtiter wells. Two binding properties were found and characterized in detail. (i) Both bacteria showed binding to lactosylceramide (LacCer) in a fashion similar to bacteria characterized earlier. The activity of free LacCer was dependent on the ceramide structure; species with 2-hydroxy fatty acid and/or a trihydroxy base were positive, while species with nonhydroxy fatty acid and a dihydroxy base were negative binders. Several glycolipids with internal lactose were active but only gangliotriaosylceramide and gangliotetraosylceramide were as active as free LacCer. The binding to these three species was half-maximal at about 200 ng of glycolipid and was not blocked by preincubation of bacteria with free lactose or lactose-bovine serum albumin. (ii) A. naeslundii, unlike A. viscosus, showed a superimposed binding concluded to be to terminal or internal GalNAc beta and equivalent to a lactose-inhibitable specificity previously analyzed by other workers. Terminal Gal beta was not recognized in several glycolipids, although free Gal and lactose were active as soluble inhibitors. The binding was half-maximal at about 10 ng of glycolipid. A glycolipid mixture prepared from a scraping of human buccal epithelium contained an active glycolipid with sites for both binding specificities.

  19. Clinical importance of detection of bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis, candida albicans and actinomyces in Papanicolaou smears.

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    Güdücü, N; Gönenç, G; Işçi, H; Yiğiter, A Başgül; Başsüllü, N; Dünder, I

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    The aim of this study was to determine the role of Papanicolaou (pap) smears in the diagnosis of lower genital tract infections. A retrospective study was planned by reviewing charts of patients for trichomonas vaginalis, bacterial vaginosis, actinomyces, candida and nonspecific vaginitis. Charts of 9,080 patients were reviewed and 1,733 women had a diagnosis of lower genital tract infection in the pap smear or had had a clinically treated lower genital tract infection. Only 33.5%, 30.4%, 43.3%, and 0% of patients with bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis, candida and actinomyces, respectively on pap smear were diagnosed and treated clinically. Postmenopausal patients had a higher rate of trichomonas vaginalis infection and a lower rate of candida infection when compared to women of the reproductive age group. Patients using an intrauterine device for contraception had a statistically significantly increased rate of trichomonas vaginalis and candida infection when compared to women using other contraceptive methods or those who were not using any contraception. Finding trichomonas vaginalis, bacterial vaginosis and actinomyces infections in pap smears might be considered an indication for treatment without performing other diagnostic tests. Treatment of asymptomatic infections can prevent complications in selected patients. Candida can be a commensal bacteria in the vagina, therefore asymptomatic patients may not require treatment. Detection of a higher rate of trichomonas vaginalis and candida infection in IUD users shows that IUDs can increase the risk of vaginal infections and associated complications.

  20. Actinomyces-like organisms in the cervical smears of IUCD users.

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    Farida Jamal; Mohd Salleh Mohd Yasin; Zooraidah Zainal; Hamid Arshat

    1983-01-01

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a well-documented complication of IUD use. The presence of tails on the IUDs appears to facilitate ascent of bacteria from the vagina into the uterus. In this study, cervical smears of 128 IUD users were stained by Gram's stain and screened for the presence of Actinomyces-like organisms. 5.5% of the smears were positive for these organisms. Pus was seen in 20.1% of the smears, and yeast cells were seen in 10.2%. The average duration of IUD insertion was 8 months. Smears of 103 controls were negative for Actinomyces-like organisms, pus cells were present in 8.7%, and yeast cells in 4.8%. Of the 7 smears positive for the organisms, only 1 was from the user of a plastic device. All cases included were asymptomatic and were visiting the clinic for routine follow-up. These data suggest that colonization by Actinomyces-like organisms does not appear to be a significant problem in IUD users in Malaysia.

  1. Nitrogenous compounds stimulate glucose-derived acid production by oral Streptococcus and Actinomyces.

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    Norimatsu, Yuka; Kawashima, Junko; Takano-Yamamoto, Teruko; Takahashi, Nobuhiro

    2015-09-01

    Both Streptococcus and Actinomyces can produce acids from dietary sugars and are frequently found in caries lesions. In the oral cavity, nitrogenous compounds, such as peptides and amino acids, are provided continuously by saliva and crevicular gingival fluid. Given that these bacteria can also utilize nitrogen compounds for their growth, it was hypothesized that nitrogenous compounds may influence their acid production; however, no previous studies have examined this topic. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the effects of nitrogenous compounds (tryptone and glutamate) on glucose-derived acid production by Streptococcus and Actinomyces. Acid production was evaluated using a pH-stat method under anaerobic conditions, whereas the amounts of metabolic end-products were quantified using high performance liquid chromatography. Tryptone enhanced glucose-derived acid production by up to 2.68-fold, whereas glutamate enhanced Streptococcus species only. However, neither tryptone nor glutamate altered the end-product profiles, indicating that the nitrogenous compounds stimulate the whole metabolic pathways involving in acid production from glucose, but are not actively metabolized, nor do they alter metabolic pathways. These results suggest that nitrogenous compounds in the oral cavity promote acid production by Streptococcus and Actinomyces in vivo.

  2. Eubacterium nodatum mimics Actinomyces in intrauterine device-associated infections and other settings within the female genital tract.

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    Hill, G B

    1992-04-01

    Eubacterium nodatum is an obligately anaerobic, gram-positive, branching rod that markedly resembles Actinomyces, particularly Actinomyces israelii, in its cellular and colonial characteristics. Its isolation from the female genital tract was examined for a study period in which use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) was common, and additional characteristics of the organism were investigated. Fifteen genital isolates of E nodatum were all associated with the presence of a foreign body, usually an IUD (12 patients). Six of these 12 patients had presented with clinically severe pelvic inflammatory disease. The remaining six had signs and symptoms related to IUD use and/or had a report of probable Actinomyces (five patients) by a Papanicolaou smear, demonstrating that E nodatum can be mistaken for Actinomyces in a Papanicolaou-stained smear. The three other patients had different types of foreign bodies. The frequency of isolation from cultures associated with IUD use during the study period was five (6.4%) of 78 for Actinomyces versus the 12 (15.4%) of 78 for E nodatum. In vitro-prepared E nodatum was not demonstrated to cross-react with A israelii or A naeslundii antisera. Both E nodatum and A israelii were shown to adhere in vitro to an inanimate object, indicating their propensities to colonize a foreign body. The present data, with the previous reports of isolation of E nodatum from cases of lumpy jaw and severe periodontitis, suggest that it is an opportunistic pathogen very much like A israelii.

  3. Specific antibody in milk whey and phagocytosis of Actinomyces pyogenes by neutrophils in vitro.

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    Watson, E D

    1989-09-01

    Milk samples were collected from 21 non-pregnant cows to study the ability of milk whey to support in vitro bactericidal activity of neutrophils against Actinomyces pyogenes. Significant differences (P less than 0.01) existed in opsonising ability of milk whey samples from individual cows. Antibody titres to A pyogenes in milk whey were determined using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Bactericidal activity of neutrophils incubated with milk whey was positively correlated (P less than 0.05) with titres of IgG2 and IgM antibodies but not with IgG1 or IgA antibodies.

  4. Actinomyces in the vaginas of women with and without intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    Curtis, E M; Pine, L

    1981-08-15

    Either Actinomyces israeli, A. naeslundii, or Arachnia propionica was found, by immunofluorescence studies, in cervicovaginal mucus from 36% of 50 women. One or more of these organisms were found in a surprising 27% of those with neither intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) nor intravaginal foreign bodies. The only common finding was abundant vaginal mucus, and no clinical features were more serious than vaginal itching, odor, or vague discomfort. Among those women who harbored actinomycetes, the average duration of continuous IUD use was 5.3 years; the comparable figure for those with no infection was 2.1 years.

  5. Actinomyces-like organisms in the cervical Papanicolaou-stained smears of intrauterine device (IUD) users

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    Foi investigada a prevalência de organismos semelhantes a Actinomyces em esfregaços cérvico-vaginais de 2.347 mulheres brasileiras, incluindo 151 (6,4%) portadoras de dispositivo intra-uterino (DIU) por pelo menos seis meses; e como grupo controle 2.196 (93,6%) mulheres não portadoras de DIU, com idade similar, usando métodos contraceptivos diversos (hormonais, de barreira e outros) ou nenhum, morando em Salvador, Estado da Bahia. Os esfregaços cervicais foram corados pelo método ...

  6. Genome sequence and description of Actinomyces polynesiensis str. MS2 sp. nov. isolated from the human gut

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    T. Cimmino

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Actinomyces polynesiensis strain MS2 gen. nov., sp. nov. is a newly proposed genus within the family Actinomycetaceae, isolated from the stools of a healthy individual in Raiatea Island (French Polynesia, South Pacific. Actinomyces massiliensis is an anaerobic, Gram-positive organism. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation—2 943 271 bp with a 70.80% G+C content, assembled into 15 scaffolds and containing 2080 genes.

  7. In vitro antifungal activities of Actinomyces species isolated from soil samples against Trichophyton mentagrophytes

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    Nasser Keikha

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: Cutaneous infections arise from a homogeneous group of keratinophilic fungi, known as dermatophytes. Since these pathogenic dermatophytes are eukaryotes in nature, use of chemical antifungal agents for treatment may affect the host tissue cells. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of Actinomyces species against Trichophyton mentagrophytes (abbreviated as T. mentagrophytes. The isolates were obtained from soil samples and identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR technique. Material and Methods: In total, 100 strains of Actinomyces species were isolated from soil samples in order to determine their antagonistic activities against T. mentagrophytes in Kerman, Iran. The electron microscopic study of these isolates was performed, based on the physiological properties of these antagonists (e.g., lipase, amylase, protease and chitinase, using relevant protocols. The isolates were identified using gene 16S rDNA via PCR technique. Results: Streptomyces flavogriseus, Streptomyces zaomyceticus strain xsd08149 and Streptomyces rochei were isolated and exhibited the most significant antagonistic activities against T. mentagrophytes. Images were obtained by an electron microscope and some spores, mycelia and morphology of spore chains were identified. Molecular, morphological and biochemical characteristics of these isolates were studied, using the internal 16S rDNA gene. Active isolates of Streptomyces sequence were compared to GenBank sequences. According to nucleotide analysis, isolate D5 had maximum similarity to Streptomyces flavogriseus (99%. Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that Streptomyces isolates from soil samples could exert antifungal effects on T. mentagrophytes

  8. Mandibular Actinomyces osteomyelitis complicating florid cemento-osseous dysplasia: case report

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    Edwards Sean P

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Apart from neoplastic processes, chronic disfiguring and destructive diseases of the mandible are uncommon. Case Presentation We report, perhaps for the first time, the simultaneous occurrence of two such conditions in one patient, in a case that emphasizes the importance of bone biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis. Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD is a chronic, disfiguring condition of the maxillofacial region. This relatively benign disease is primarily observed in middle-aged women of African ancestry. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is an uncommon and progressive infection caused by bacilli of the Actinomyces genus that typically involves intraoral soft tissues but may also involve bone. The accurate diagnosis of actinomycosis is critical for successful treatment. A diagnosis of osteomyelitis caused by Actinomyces bacteria was diagnosed by bone biopsy in a 53 year-old African-American woman with a longstanding history of FCOD after she presented with a new draining ulcer overlying the mandible. Conclusions Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of actinomycosis arising in the setting of FCOD, and the importance of bone biopsy and cultures in arriving at a definitive and timely diagnosis.

  9. Mandibular Actinomyces osteomyelitis complicating florid cemento-osseous dysplasia: case report.

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    Smith, Miller H; Harms, Paul W; Newton, Duane W; Lebar, Bill; Edwards, Sean P; Aronoff, David M

    2011-07-21

    Apart from neoplastic processes, chronic disfiguring and destructive diseases of the mandible are uncommon. We report, perhaps for the first time, the simultaneous occurrence of two such conditions in one patient, in a case that emphasizes the importance of bone biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis. Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD) is a chronic, disfiguring condition of the maxillofacial region. This relatively benign disease is primarily observed in middle-aged women of African ancestry. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is an uncommon and progressive infection caused by bacilli of the Actinomyces genus that typically involves intraoral soft tissues but may also involve bone. The accurate diagnosis of actinomycosis is critical for successful treatment. A diagnosis of osteomyelitis caused by Actinomyces bacteria was diagnosed by bone biopsy in a 53 year-old African-American woman with a longstanding history of FCOD after she presented with a new draining ulcer overlying the mandible. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of actinomycosis arising in the setting of FCOD, and the importance of bone biopsy and cultures in arriving at a definitive and timely diagnosis.

  10. Actinomyces israelii in the genital tract of women with and without intra-uterine contraceptive devices.

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    Persson, E; Holmberg, K; Dahlgren, S; Nilsson, L

    1983-01-01

    Actinomycosis involving the female genital tract is more common among IUD users than others. The diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. It has been suggested that the finding of Actinomyces-like organisms or A. israelii in cervical smears indicates a risk of developing actinomycosis. A. israelii has not been regarded as a part of the indigenous genital flora. A group of IUD users without symptoms of genital tract infections were compared with a control group without IUDs. No Actinomyces-like organisms were found on cytological examination of cervical smears. Immunofluorescent staining and cultures identified A. israelii in 4% of the IUD users and in 3% of the non-users. Serologic precipitin tests for actinomycosis were negative in all women. None developed actinomycosis on follow-up of positive cases. The study indicates that A. israelii is a commensal of the female genital tract. The identification of A. israelii alone does not indicate that the patient risks developing actinomycosis. Other methods such as a serology test should be useful in defining the clinical significance of the findings.

  11. Pilonidal Sinus of the Glans Penis Associated with Actinomyces Case Reports and Review of Literature

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    Shylashree Chikkamuniyappa

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Pilonidal sinus is a well-recognized condition that occurs most commonly in the sacrococcygeal area of younger men. It is hypothesized to be an acquired chronic inflammation condition due mainly to hair trapped beneath the surface. A pilonidal sinus in the sacrococcygeal region is associated with recurrent infection, abscess formation, cellulitis, fistulae, and rarely, squamous cell carcinoma. A pilonidal sinus of the penis is a rare entity. The association of a penile pilonidal cyst and Actinomyces is even more uncommon with only three cases reported previously. Two cases of pilonidal sinus are reported in this paper. One of the cases was associated with actinomycosis. Pilonidal sinus of the penis should be considered in the clinical and pathological differential diagnosis and has to be distinguished from balanoposthitis, epidermal cyst, and carcinoma. The knowledge about possible association with actinomycosis is important to ensure early treatment.

  12. Actinomyces pyogenes: susceptibility of 103 clinical animal isolates to 22 antimicrobial agents.

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    Guérin-Faublée, V; Flandrois, J P; Broye, E; Tupin, F; Richard, Y

    1993-01-01

    Actinomyces pyogenes induces suppurative diseases in ruminants and many other animal species. Most of the earlier antimicrobial susceptibility data has been obtained by disk diffusion techniques. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 22 antibiotics for 103 strains of A pyogenes of animal origin were determined by agar dilution test (Mueller-Hinton agar supplemented with 5% sheep blood). All the strains were susceptible to penicillin G, amoxicillin, methicillin, cephalothin, cefoperazone, pristinamycin, kanamycin, gentamicin, spectinomycin, chloramphenicol, vancomycin, novobiocin and rifampin. Fifty-nine percent were resistant to streptomycin, 67% to tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline, 12% to erythromycin, spiramycin and lincomycin. Most of the strains resistant to macrolides and lincosamides exhibited a constitutive MLS(B)-like phenotype. In the cultural conditions used, it was not possible to determine accurate MIC of fucidic acid and pefloxacin.

  13. Long-term survival in a dog with meningoencephalitis and epidural abscessation due to Actinomyces species.

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    Song, Rachel B; Vitullo, Carina A; da Costa, Ronaldo C; Daniels, Joshua B

    2015-07-01

    A 2-year-old, female spayed Golden Retriever dog was presented to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center for evaluation of ataxia, cervical pain, 1 episode of acute collapse, dull mentation, and inappetence. Physical examination revealed an elevated temperature of 39.7°C and severe cervical pain. Blood work revealed a mature neutrophilia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed nondegenerative neutrophilic pleocytosis with no infectious agents. A presumptive diagnosis of steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis was made, and corticosteroid therapy was started. The patient improved initially but experienced a vestibular episode characterized by falling and vertical nystagmus. A magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an epidural abscess in the cervical vertebral canal and diffuse meningeal enhancement in the brain and cranial cervical spine. Abscess drainage revealed degenerate neutrophils and several filamentous, branching organisms. Culture of the initial CSF using an enrichment broth revealed growth of a Gram-positive organism 5 days after fluid collection. The isolate was identified by partial 16S ribosomal DNA sequencing as Actinomyces spp. The patient was successfully treated with long-term antibiotics. Our study reports the long-term survival after medical treatment of bacterial meningoencephalitis and epidural abscessation due to Actinomyces sp. infection in a dog. Bacterial meningoencephalitis should be included as a differential diagnosis in patients with cervical pain and fever, even when a nondegenerative neutrophilic pleocytosis is found on CSF analysis. Culture of the CSF with use of an enrichment broth should be considered in all cases of neutrophilic pleocytosis to rule out infections of the central nervous system. © 2015 The Author(s).

  14. Actinomyces sp. en muestras de placa bacteriana de personas adultas jovenes y adultas mayores.(Articulo de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica)

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    Concha, Sonia Constanza; Florez, Luisa Teresa

    2009-01-01

    ...; aspectos potencialmente comprometidos en ancianos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar la presencia los Actinomyces sp en la placa dentobacteriana y determinar la asociacion de su presencia con la edad...

  15. Comparison of two procedures for routine IUD exchange in women with positive Pap smears for actinomyces-like organisms

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    BACKGROUND: In the female genital tract, up to 30% of Papanicolaou (Pap)-stained cervicovaginal smears of intrauterine device (IUD) users are positive for actinomyces-like organisms (ALOs). Many clinicians believe that no therapeutic intervention is necessary if women with ALOs are without symptoms. However, there are no recommendations for the procedure in ALO-positive women with need for a routine IUD exchange. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective study, the incidence of ALOs was compared in...

  16. Antimicrobial Effects of Novel Triple Antibiotic Paste–Mimic Scaffolds on Actinomyces naeslundii Biofilm

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    Albuquerque, Maria T.P.; Ryan, Stuart J.; Münchow, Eliseu A.; Kamocka, Maria M.; Gregory, Richard L.; Valera, Marcia C.; Bottino, Marco C.

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    Introduction Actinomyces naeslundii has been recovered from traumatized permanent teeth diagnosed with necrotic pulps. In this work, a triple antibiotic paste (TAP)–mimic scaffold is proposed as a drug-delivery strategy to eliminate A. naeslundii dentin biofilm. Methods Metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, and minocycline were added to a polydioxanone (PDS) polymer solution and spun into fibrous scaffolds. Fiber morphology, mechanical properties, and drug release were investigated by using scanning electron microscopy, microtensile testing, and high-performance liquid chromatography, respectively. Human dentin specimens (4 × 4 × 1 mm3, n = 4/group) were inoculated with A. naeslundii (ATCC 43146) for 7 days for biofilm formation. The infected dentin specimens were exposed to TAP-mimic scaffolds, TAP solution (positive control), and pure PDS (drug-free scaffold). Dentin infected (7-day biofilm) specimens were used for comparison (negative control). Confocal laser scanning microscopy was done to determine bacterial viability. Results Scaffolds displayed a submicron mean fiber diameter (PDS = 689 ± 312 nm and TAP-mimic = 718 ± 125 nm). Overall, TAP-mimic scaffolds showed significantly (P ≤ .040) lower mechanical properties than PDS. Within the first 24 hours, a burst release for all drugs was seen. A sustained maintenance of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin was observed over 4 weeks, but not for minocycline. Confocal laser scanning microscopy demonstrated complete elimination of all viable bacteria exposed to the TAP solution. Meanwhile, TAP-mimic scaffolds led to a significant (P regenerative endodontics. PMID:25917945

  17. The pilin protein FimP from Actinomyces oris: crystal structure and sequence analyses.

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    Full Text Available The Actinomyces oris type-1 pili are important for the initial formation of dental plaque by binding to salivary proteins that adhere to the tooth surface. Here we present the X-ray structure of FimP, the protein that is polymerized into the type-1 pilus stalk, assisted by a pili-specific sortase. FimP consists of three tandem IgG-like domains. The middle and C-terminal domains contain one autocatalyzed intramolecular isopeptide bond each, a feature used by Gram-positive bacteria for stabilization of surface proteins. While the N-terminal domain harbours all the residues necessary for forming an isopeptide bond, no such bond is observed in the crystal structure of this unpolymerized form of FimP. The monomer is further stabilized by one disulfide bond each in the N- and C-terminal domains as well as by a metal-coordinated loop protruding from the C-terminal domain. A lysine, predicted to be crucial for FimP polymerization by covalent attachment to a threonine from another subunit, is located at the rim of a groove lined with conserved residues. The groove may function as a docking site for the sortase-FimP complex. We also present sequence analyses performed on the genes encoding FimP as well as the related FimA, obtained from clinical isolates.

  18. Phenotypic and Physiological Characterization of the Epibiotic Interaction Between TM7x and Its Basibiont Actinomyces.

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    Bor, Batbileg; Poweleit, Nicole; Bois, Justin S; Cen, Lujia; Bedree, Joseph K; Zhou, Z Hong; Gunsalus, Robert P; Lux, Renate; McLean, Jeffrey S; He, Xuesong; Shi, Wenyuan

    2016-01-01

    Despite many examples of obligate epibiotic symbiosis (one organism living on the surface of another) in nature, such an interaction has rarely been observed between two bacteria. Here, we further characterize a newly reported interaction between a human oral obligate parasitic bacterium TM7x (cultivated member of Candidatus Saccharimonas formerly Candidate Phylum TM7), and its basibiont Actinomyces odontolyticus species (XH001), providing a model system to study epiparasitic symbiosis in the domain Bacteria. Detailed microscopic studies indicate that both partners display extensive morphological changes during symbiotic growth. XH001 cells manifested as short rods in monoculture, but displayed elongated and hyphal morphology when physically associated with TM7x. Interestingly, these dramatic morphological changes in XH001 were also induced in oxygen-depleted conditions, even in the absence of TM7x. Targeted quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analyses revealed that both the physical association with TM7x as well as oxygen depletion triggered up-regulation of key stress response genes in XH001, and in combination, these conditions act in an additive manner. TM7x and XH001 co-exist with relatively uniform cell morphologies under nutrient-replete conditions. However, upon nutrient depletion, TM7x-associated XH001 displayed a variety of cell morphologies, including swollen cell body, clubbed-ends, and even cell lysis, and a large portion of TM7x cells transformed from ultrasmall cocci into elongated cells. Our study demonstrates a highly dynamic interaction between epibiont TM7x and its basibiont XH001 in response to physical association or environmental cues such as oxygen level and nutritional status, as reflected by their morphological and physiological changes during symbiotic growth.

  19. [Effect of organic acids on the biosynthesis of macrotetralide antibiotics by an Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides strain].

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    Nefelova, M V; Sverdlova, A N; Silaev, A B

    1978-07-01

    The biosynthesis of macrotetrolides by Actinomyces chrysomalus var. carotenoides was stimulated by acetic, succinic, propionic, oxalic, malic, tartaric, citric, pyruvic, alpha-ketoglutaric and fumaric acids. Incorporation of 14C-acetate into the molecule of the antibiotic and the data on dependence of the stimulating effect upon the quantitative ratio and time of the organic acid addition were indicative of the role of acetic, succinic and propionic acids as precursors of macrotetrolides. The other organic acids increased the biosynthesis of macrotetolides when added to the culture within wide time ranges of the culture development and prolonged the period of the mycelium productive state.

  20. [Separation of the biosynthesis products of a mutant strain of Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides and the identification of actinomycin antibiotics].

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    Sverdlova, A N; Nefelova, M V; Silaev, A B

    1979-01-01

    An orange antibiotically active substance isolated from the mycelium of a mutant strain of Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides was identified as a mixture of actinomycins according to its light absorption spectra, circular dichroism spectra, IR spectra and chromatographic comparison with the standard samples. A scheme for successive extraction of the biologically active substances from the mycelium resulting in isolation of a fraction enriched with antibiotic substances and a fraction enriched with pigments is presented. A method for separation and purification of 3 groups of biologically active substances from the mycelium enriched extract was developed.

  1. Comparison of immunofluorescence and culture for the detection of Actinomyces israelii in wearers of intra-uterine contraceptive devices.

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    Leslie, D E; Garland, S M

    1991-10-01

    A direct immunofluorescence (IF) method was compared with traditional culture methods for the detection of Actinomyces israelii in endocervical and intra-uterine-device (IUD) smears from 124 IUD wearers. Of 11 specimens that gave positive results by IF, only one was positive by culture. Of the 10 patients with positive IF specimens, three (30%) had signs and symptoms suggestive of pelvic infection and no other pathogen was detected. Direct IF of cervical smears offers a simple, relatively cheap method to screen IUD wearers for A. israelii. Clinical management of such cases is discussed.

  2. Detection and prevalence of IUD-associated Actinomyces colonization and related morbidity. A prospective study of 69,925 cervical smears.

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    Valicenti, J F; Pappas, A A; Graber, C D; Williamson, H O; Willis, N F

    1982-02-26

    Cervical Papanicolaou smears from 69,925 women were screened prospectively for the presence of Actinomyces israelii. The organism was not identified in non-intrauterine (contraceptive) device (IUD)-wearers. The prevalence of A israelii among IUD wearers ranged from 1.6% (general population) to 5.3% (clinic population). Protracted IUD use seemed to predispose to a higher incidence of infection. Direct immunofluorescence proved to be a more accurate and specific method of identification when compared with conventional light microscopy and anaerobic culture. Two of 112 women with direct immunofluorescence-proved A israelii had significant clinical infections. It appears that in the vast majority of cases, IUD-associated Actinomyces colonization produces only a superficial infestation. Conservative management is suggested for asymptomatic patients with cytologically detected Actinomyces to include removal of the IUD and repeated Papanicolaou smear after the next menstrual period.

  3. Clinical spectrum of infections due to the newly described Actinomyces species A. turicensis, A. radingae, and A. europaeus.

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    Sabbe, L J; Van De Merwe, D; Schouls, L; Bergmans, A; Vaneechoutte, M; Vandamme, P

    1999-01-01

    Over a 7-year period, we isolated 294 Actinomyces-like organisms (ALOs) which were not clearly identifiable. Using well-defined probes coding for sequences specific for recently described Actinomyces species (A. turicensis, A. radingae, and A. europaeus), we were able to identify 128 strains. The majority belonged to the A. turicensis species. A. radingae was found only in patients with skin-related pathologies. A. europaeus was also detected in patients with urinary tract infections. The main sources of A. turicensis were genital infections, followed by skin-related and urinary tract infections. Additional clinical pictures were appendicitis, cholecystitis, ear, nose, and throat infections, and bacteremia. In a small number of patients these ALOs were found as the only pathogen. Strains of the three species were tested by two widely used biochemical identification methods. A. turicensis was easily identifiable by both these methods. We conclude that these ALOs are not infrequent pathogens and are found in a wide range of human infections. At least A. turicensis is easily identifiable by clinical diagnostic laboratories.

  4. Role of microbiological culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of actinomyces in medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ).

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    Panya, Sappasith; Fliefel, Riham; Probst, Florian; Tröltzsch, Matthias; Ehrenfeld, Michael; Schubert, Sören; Otto, Sven

    2017-03-01

    We hypothesized that local infection plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). Recent developments in molecular methods have revolutionized new approaches for the rapid detection of microorganisms including those difficult to culture. The aim of our study is to identify the bacterial profiles in MRONJ by microbiological culture and polymerase chain reactions (PCR). A retrospective analysis was performed on MRONJ patients from 2008 to 2014. The bacterial profile from MRONJ bone samples was determined using microbiological culture and PCR. Ninety five patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria with mean age of 69.85 ± 8.71 years. A female predilection was detected. The mandible was more commonly affected than maxilla. Tooth extraction was the frequent triggering factor. Breast cancer was the primary cause for administration and intravenous bisphosphonates were the most commonly administrated antiresorptive drugs. The majority of patients were classified as stage 2. Posterior teeth were most commonly affected. Based on bone culture results, the most common microorganism were both actinomyces and mixed flora. PCR confirmed the presence of actinomyces in 55 patients. Our data suggest that PCR might be an innovative method for detection of microorganisms difficult to culture using traditional microbiological techniques. Copyright © 2017 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Host-derived pentapeptide affecting adhesion, proliferation, and local pH in biofilm communities composed of Streptococcus and Actinomyces species

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    Drobni, M.; Li, T.; Krüger, C.

    2006-01-01

    Salivary proline-rich proteins (PRPs) attach commensal Actinomyces and Streptococcus species to teeth. Here, gel filtration, mass spectrometry and Edman degradation were applied to show the release of a pentapeptide, RGRPQ, from PRP-1 upon proteolysis by Streptococcus gordonii. Moreover, synthetic...

  6. Species-Level Identification of Actinomyces Isolates Causing Invasive Infections: Multiyear Comparison of Vitek MS (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry) to Partial Sequencing of the 16S rRNA Gene.

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    Lynch, T; Gregson, D; Church, D L

    2016-03-01

    Actinomyces species are uncommon but important causes of invasive infections. The ability of our regional clinical microbiology laboratory to report species-level identification of Actinomyces relied on molecular identification by partial sequencing of the 16S ribosomal gene prior to the implementation of the Vitek MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry [MALDI-TOF MS]) system. We compared the use of the Vitek MS to that of 16S rRNA gene sequencing for reliable species-level identification of invasive infections caused by Actinomyces spp. because limited data had been published for this important genera. A total of 115 cases of Actinomyces spp., either alone or as part of a polymicrobial infection, were diagnosed between 2011 and 2014. Actinomyces spp. were considered the principal pathogen in bloodstream infections (n = 17, 15%), in skin and soft tissue abscesses (n = 25, 22%), and in pulmonary (n = 26, 23%), bone (n = 27, 23%), intraabdominal (n = 16, 14%), and central nervous system (n = 4, 3%) infections. Compared to sequencing and identification from the SmartGene Integrated Database Network System (IDNS), Vitek MS identified 47/115 (41%) isolates to the correct species and 10 (9%) isolates to the correct genus. However, the Vitek MS was unable to provide identification for 43 (37%) isolates while 15 (13%) had discordant results. Phylogenetic analyses of the 16S rRNA sequences demonstrate high diversity in recovered Actinomyces spp. and provide additional information to compare/confirm discordant identifications between MALDI-TOF and 16S rRNA gene sequences. This study highlights the diversity of clinically relevant Actinomyces spp. and provides an important typing comparison. Based on our analysis, 16S rRNA gene sequencing should be used to rapidly identify Actinomyces spp. until MALDI-TOF databases are optimized.

  7. Impact of Actinomyces naeslundii on bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws in ovariectomized rats with periodontitis.

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    Li, Chun Lei; Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath; Huo, Lei; Lu, Weijia William; Zheng, Li Wu

    2015-10-01

    Bisphosphonates-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is a severe complication of BPs therapy with unknown pathogenesis. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of Actinomyces naeslundii (A. naeslundii) on the progression of BRONJ in ovariectomized (OVX) rat model with periodontal diseases. Sixty rats were randomly assigned into four groups. All rats underwent bilateral ovariectomy. Six weeks after surgery, animals with periodontitis induced by ligature placement were administrated with normal saline (NS), NS &A. naeslundii inoculation, zolecdronic acid (ZA) and ZA &A. naeslundii inoculation for 12 weeks, respectively. Loads of total bacteria and A. naeslundii in the mouth were assessed by real time PCR. After sacrifice, the mandibles were harvested for micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and histological examination. Real-time PCR demonstrated that A. naeslundii was not routinely found in the rats and ZA treatment did not promote its accumulation. Micro-CT examination disclosed that ligature placement induced significant alveolar bone loss, which was greatly attenuated by ZA treatment and aggravated by A. naeslundii. Histological assessment demonstrated that ZA treatment increased the risk of developing BRONJ-like disease but this condition was not worsen with the presence of A. naeslundii. Our study suggested that oral A. naeslundii inoculation aggravated periodontal disease but not BRONJ in our animal model.

  8. A STUDY ON IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF FICUS BENGALENSIS LINN. ON DENTAL CARIES PATHOGENS STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS AND ACTINOMYCES VISCOSUS

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    F. M. B. Prashanth, I. Kannan*, C. Sambandam, M. Jayalakshmi, R.K. Premavathy and S. Shantha

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The aerial roots of Ficus bengalensis Linn. were collected in and around Chennai, Tamilnadu, India They were washed, shade dried and were ground into powder. The powder was extracted with chloroform, petroleum ether, methanol and hexane. The antibacterial screening of the extracts was carried out by determining the zone of inhibition using disc diffusion method. The strains were grown to logarithmic phase in BHI broth and the inoculum was prepared by adjusting the turbidity of bacterial suspension to 0.5 McFarland’s tube. The dried extracts was dissolved in 10% Dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO in required concentration. The sterile discs were impregnated with 20 μl of extract. The extract discs were placed on BHI agar plates, which were previously inoculated with test strains and incubated at 37oC for 24 hours. Ampicillin disc (10μg and 10% DMSO impregnated discs were used as positive and negative controls respectively and the zones of inhibition were recorded. The Minimum inhibitory concentration was determined by agar dilution method. The results of the present study showed that the methanol and chloroform extracts of Ficus bengalensis Linn. have activity against both Streptococcus mutans and Actinomyces viscosus. From the present study it is concluded that Ficus bengalensis Linn. extracts can be used as an effective antibacterial agent against dental caries.

  9. Polymicrobial biofilm formation by Candida albicans, Actinomyces naeslundii, and Streptococcus mutans is Candida albicans strain and medium dependent.

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    Arzmi, Mohd Hafiz; Alnuaimi, Ali D; Dashper, Stuart; Cirillo, Nicola; Reynolds, Eric C; McCullough, Michael

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    Oral biofilms comprise of extracellular polysaccharides and polymicrobial microorganisms. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of polymicrobial interactions of Candida albicans, Actinomyces naeslundii, and Streptococcus mutans on biofilm formation with the hypotheses that biofilm biomass and metabolic activity are both C. albicans strain and growth medium dependent. To study monospecific biofilms, C. albicans, A. naeslundii, and S. mutans were inoculated into artificial saliva medium (ASM) and RPMI-1640 in separate vials, whereas to study polymicrobial biofilm formation, the inoculum containing microorganisms was prepared in the same vial prior inoculation into a 96-well plate followed by 72 hours incubation. Finally, biofilm biomass and metabolic activity were measured using crystal violet and XTT assays, respectively. Our results showed variability of monospecies and polymicrobial biofilm biomass between C. albicans strains and growth medium. Based on cut-offs, out of 32, seven RPMI-grown biofilms had high biofilm biomass (HBB), whereas, in ASM-grown biofilms, 14 out of 32 were HBB. Of the 32 biofilms grown in RPMI-1640, 21 were high metabolic activity (HMA), whereas in ASM, there was no biofilm had HMA. Significant differences were observed between ASM and RPMI-grown biofilms with respect to metabolic activity (P biofilm biomass and metabolic activity were both C. albicans strain and growth medium dependent. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  10. The incidence of actinomyces-like organisms in Papanicolaou-stained smears of copper- and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine devices.

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    Merki-Feld, G S; Lebeda, E; Hogg, B; Keller, P J

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    Actinomyces-like organisms (ALOs) are a common finding in Papanicolaou-stained cervico-vaginal smears (PAP smears) of women using an intrauterine device (IUD). The incidence of ALOs positive PAP smears depends on the type of IUD. Pelvic actinomycosis is a severe disease that may require hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy. In a retrospective study we compared the incidence of ALOs positive PAP smears in users of the new levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) (n = 52) with the incidence in Multiload Copper IUD (ML375) users (n = 104). All IUDs had been inserted from 1996-1998. Women with a follow-up period of more than 9 months were included into the final analysis (LNG-IUD: n = 34; ML375: n = 65). The incidence of ALOs in LNG-IUD users (2.9%) was significantly lower than in ML375 users (20%). Clinical consequences of ALOs positive PAP smears are discussed controversially. The low incidence in the LNG-IUD users probably leads to less IUD-removals, reinsertions and less pelvic-inflammatory-diseases.

  11. Humoral Immunity to Commensal Oral Bacteria in Human Infants: Salivary Antibodies Reactive with Actinomyces naeslundii Genospecies 1 and 2 during Colonization

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    Cole, Michael F.; Bryan, Stacey; Evans, Mishell K.; Pearce, Cheryl L.; Sheridan, Michael J.; Sura, Patricia A.; Wientzen, Raoul; Bowden, George H. W.

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    The secretory immune response in saliva to colonization by Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 was studied in 10 human infants from birth to 2 years of age. Actinomyces species were not recovered from the mouths of the infants until approximately 4 months after the eruption of teeth. However, low levels of secretory immunoglobulin A1 (SIgA1) and SIgA2 antibodies reactive with whole cells of A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 were detected within the first month after birth. Although there was a fivefold increase in the concentration of SIgA between birth and age 2 years, there were no differences between the concentrations of SIgA1 and SIgA2 antibodies reactive with A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 over this period. When the concentrations of SIgA1 and SIgA2 antibodies reactive with whole cells of A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 were normalized to the concentrations of SIgA1 and SIgA2 in saliva, the A. naeslundii genospecies 1- and 2-reactive SIgA1 and SIgA2 antibodies showed a significant decrease from birth to 2 years of age. The fine specificities of A. naeslundii genospecies 1- and 2-reactive SIgA1 and SIgA2 antibodies were examined by Western blotting of envelope proteins. Similarities in the molecular masses of proteins recognized by SIgA1 and SIgA2 antibodies, both within and between subjects over time, were examined by cluster analysis and showed considerable variability. Taken overall, our data suggest that among the mechanisms Actinomyces species employ to persist in the oral cavity are the induction of a limited immune response and clonal replacement with strains differing in their antigen profiles. PMID:9712779

  12. Effects of cadmium on the growth and uptake of cadmium by microorganisms. [Esherichia coli; Bacillus cereus; Lactobacillus acidophilus; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus faecalis; Actinomyces niger

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    Doyle, J.J.; Marshall, R.T.; Pfander, W.H.

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    Six species of microorganisms, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis and Actinomyces niger, were grown under suitable conditions in appropriate media. Cadmium chloride was added to provide 0, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 80 ..mu..g of Cd per ml. At 40 and 80 ..mu..g of Cd per ml, E. coli and B. cereus grew well and the other species were repressed. Cd uptake patterns differed significantly among the species tested. The significance of these data with respect to Cd in food chains is discussed. 14 references, 3 tables.

  13. Two autonomous structural modules in the fimbrial shaft adhesin FimA mediate Actinomyces interactions with streptococci and host cells during oral biofilm development

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    Mishra, Arunima; Devarajan, Bharanidharan; Reardon, Melissa E.; Dwivedi, Prabhat; Krishnan, Vengadesan; Cisar, John O.; Das, Asis; Narayana, Sthanam V.L.; Ton-That, Hung (Texas-HSC); (NIH); (UAB); (Connecticut)

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    By combining X-ray crystallography and modelling, we describe here the atomic structure of distinct adhesive moieties of FimA, the shaft fimbrillin of Actinomyces type 2 fimbriae, which uniquely mediates the receptor-dependent intercellular interactions between Actinomyces and oral streptococci as well as host cells during the development of oral biofilms. The FimA adhesin is built with three IgG-like domains, each of which harbours an intramolecular isopeptide bond, previously described in several Gram-positive pilins. Genetic and biochemical studies demonstrate that although these isopeptide bonds are dispensable for fimbrial assembly, cell-cell interactions and biofilm formation, they contribute significantly to the proteolytic stability of FimA. Remarkably, FimA harbours two autonomous adhesive modules, which structurally resemble the Staphylococcus aureus Cna B domain. Each isolated module can bind the plasma glycoprotein asialofetuin as well as the polysaccharide receptors present on the surface of oral streptococci and epithelial cells. Thus, FimA should serve as an excellent paradigm for the development of therapeutic strategies and elucidating the precise molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between cellular receptors and Gram-positive fimbriae.

  14. Alterations of Bacteroides sp., Neisseria sp., Actinomyces sp., and Streptococcus sp. populations in the oropharyngeal microbiome are associated with liver cirrhosis and pneumonia.

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    Lu, Haifeng; Qian, Guirong; Ren, Zhigang; Zhang, Chunxia; Zhang, Hua; Xu, Wei; Ye, Ping; Yang, Yunmei; Li, Lanjuan

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    The microbiomes of humans are associated with liver and lung inflammation. We identified and verified alterations of the oropharyngeal microbiome and assessed their association with cirrhosis and pneumonia. Study components were as follows: (1) determination of the temporal stability of the oropharyngeal microbiome; (2) identification of oropharyngeal microbial variation in 90 subjects; (3) quantitative identification of disease-associated bacteria. DNAs enriched in bacterial sequences were produced from low-biomass oropharyngeal swabs using whole genome amplification and were analyzed using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis. Whole genome amplification combined with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis monitored successfully oropharyngeal microbial variations and showed that the composition of each subject's oropharyngeal microbiome remained relatively stable during the follow-up. The microbial composition of cirrhotic patients with pneumonia differed from those of others and clustered together in subgroup analysis. Further, species richness and the value of Shannon's diversity and evenness index increased significantly in patients with cirrhosis and pneumonia versus others (p Bacteroides, Eubacterium, Lachnospiraceae, Neisseria, Actinomyces, and Streptococcus through phylogenetic analysis. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays revealed that the populations of Bacteroides, Neisseria, and Actinomycetes increased, while that of Streptococcus decreased in cirrhotic patients with pneumonia versus others (p Bacteroides, Neisseria, Actinomyces, and Streptococcus populations in the oropharyngeal microbiome were associated with liver cirrhosis and pneumonia.

  15. Effects of actinomyces bio-control on growth of cucumber%生防放线菌对黄瓜生长效应的影响

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    禚苏; 郑璐; 张丽琼

    2011-01-01

    [Objective]The present experiment was conducted to study the effect of actinomyces bio-control on growth of cucumber to offer the reference on cultivation and disease control in cucumber plantations. [Method]Different mixed ratios of bio-control actinomyces and plant ash (1:50,1 :25,1:10) used for coating cucumber seeds were designed to investigate their effects on seed germination, plant height, root length and physiological and chemical characteristics of cucumber. [Result] Bio-control actinomyces had inhibitory effects on germination of cucumber, while suitable concentration of actinomycetes preparations promoted the growth of plant, improved the plant height and root length, and increased the chlorophyll content and activities of CAT and nitrate reductase in leaves. [Conclusion]The actinomycetes and plant ash in ratio of 1:25 used to coat seeds was found most favorable to enhance the yield, quality and economic benefits.%[目的]研究生防放线菌与草木灰混合包农黄瓜种子对黄瓜的生长效应,为黄瓜栽培与病害防治提供理论依据.[方法]设生防放线菌与草木灰1:50、1:25、1:10及纯草木灰混合包衣黄瓜种子处理,探讨不同比例的生防放线菌对黄瓜种子出苗、黄瓜幼苗株高、根长及生理生化指标的影响.[结果]生防放线菌对黄瓜出苗有抑制作用,但适宜浓度的生防放线菌制剂能促进黄瓜幼苗株高和根的生长,提高叶片叶绿素含量和过氧化氧酶及硝酸还原酶活性.[结论]在黄瓜生产中,可以采用生防放线菌制剂:草木灰=1:25的菌粉包衣黄瓜种子,以提高黄瓜的产量和品质,提高黄瓜种植的经济效益.

  16. 烟草黑胫病菌拮抗放线菌的筛选%Screening of Antagonistic Actinomyce against Phytophthora nicotianae

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    李斌

    2012-01-01

    239 actinomyces strains were isolated from 29 soil samples, of which 48 isolates had antagonistic effects on Pkytophthora nicotianae with plate dual culture in proportion of 20. 1 %. Based on the characteristics of morphology and physiology-biochemistry, the antagonists were identified as Streptomyces(47 strains, 97.92 % )and Nocardia(1 strain). 4 actinomyces strains which showed superior antagonism in colony culture were selected to determine the inhibition of fermentation. The results showed that the average inhibition percentage was 59. 80 % , of which strain A27-12 was the highest(70.59 %), and the lowest inhibition percentage was A30-19(50.00 %), and both had significant difference. The results of greenhouse test indicated that the 4 actinomycetes had different control effects on curing tobacco blank shank. The strain A30-19 had the best effect, 78.79 % , which had no significant difference with 58 % Metalaxyl MnZn 800 times. Control effect of strain A36-15, A27-12 and A20-8 were 67.95 % , 57.41 % and 50.46 % , respectively.%采用稀释平板涂布法对29份根际土样进行分离,共获得239株放线菌,采用平板对峙培养法筛选得到48株对烟草黑胫病菌有拮抗作用的菌株,占筛选菌株的20.1%,根据形态和培养特征,48株拮抗放线菌被鉴定为链霉菌属(Streptomyces)和诺卡氏菌属(Nocardia),以链霉菌属为主,占拮抗菌的97.92%.对拮抗作用较好的4株放线菌进行了发酵液拮抗活性的测定,结果表明,4株放线菌平均抑制率为59.80%,其中菌株A27-12最高,为70.59%,菌株A30-19抑制率最低为50.00%,两者呈显著差异.4株菌株的温室盆栽防效测定结果表明,菌株A30-19效果最好,其平均防效为78.79%,与58%甲霜灵锰锌800倍液的防效无显著差异,另3个菌株A36-15、A27-12和A20-8对烟草黑胫病的平均防效分别为67.95%、57.41%和50.46%.

  17. Study of Humoral Immunity to Commensal Oral Bacteria in Human Infants Demonstrates the Presence of Secretory Immunoglobulin A Antibodies Reactive with Actinomyces naeslundii Genospecies 1 and 2 Ribotypes

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    Cole, Michael F.; Evans, Mishell K.; Kirchherr, Jennifer L.; Sheridan, Michael J.; Bowden, G. H. W.

    2004-01-01

    The mouths of three human infants were examined from birth to age 2 years to detect colonization of Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2. These bacteria did not colonize until after tooth eruption. The diversity of posteruption isolates was determined by ribotyping. Using immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we determined the reactivity of secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) antibodies in saliva samples collected from each infant before and after colonization against cell wall proteins from their own A. naeslundii strains and carbohydrates from standard A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 strains. A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 carbohydrate-reactive SIgA antibodies were not detected in any saliva sample. However, SIgA antibodies reactive with cell wall proteins were present in saliva before these bacteria colonized the mouth. These antibodies could be almost completely removed by absorption with A. odontolyticus, a species known to colonize the human mouth shortly after birth. However, after colonization by A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2, specific antibodies were induced that could not be removed by absorption with A. odontolyticus. Cluster analysis of the patterns of reactivity of postcolonization salivary antibodies from each infant with antigens from their own strains showed that not only could these antibodies discriminate among strains but antibodies in saliva samples collected at different times showed different reactivity patterns. Overall, these data suggest that, although much of the salivary SIgA antibodies reactive with A. naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 are directed against genus-specific or more broadly cross-reactive antigens, species, genospecies, and possibly strain-specific antibodies are induced in response to colonization. PMID:15138172

  18. Screening of an Actinomyces Producing Cranine and Fermentational Conditions%一株产蓝色素放线菌的筛选及发酵研究

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    全桂静; 邢继双

    2012-01-01

    One strain of actinomyces which can produce cyanine is screened,and named Cya-5.The conditions of cyanine fermentation have been studied,and the results show that the suitable formula of medium is that glycerin 20 g/L,KNO3 1 g/L,K2HPO4 0.5 g/L,MgSO4 · 7 H2O 0.5 g/L,FeSO4 · 7 H2O 0.01 g/L,NaCl 0.5 g/L,pH=8.5,100 mL/250 mL triangle bottle,temperature 30 ℃ fermentation 96 h,and A590 of fermented liquid is 1.202.The crude extracting pigment is obtained by alkali sink method,and its colourity is 45.8.%从土壤中筛选到1株蓝色素产量较高的放线菌,命名为Cya-5.对蓝色素发酵条件进行研究,结果显示发酵培养基的配方为甘油20 g/L、KNO31 g/L,K2HPO40.5 g/L,MgSO4.7H2O 0.5 g/L,FeSO4.7H2O 0.01 g/L,NaCl 0.5 g/L,pH=8.5,装液量为100 mL/250 mL三角瓶、30℃发酵96 h,发酵液的A590总值达到12.02.利用碱沉法提取发酵液中的色素物质,粗提物色价可达到45.8.

  19. Photodynamic Inactivation of Actinomyces naeslundii in Comparison With Chlorhexidine and Polyhexanide--A New Approach for Antiseptic Treatment of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw?

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    Hafner, Sigurd; Ehrenfeld, Michael; Storz, Enno; Wieser, Andreas

    2016-03-01

    Local antimicrobial therapy is a fundamental principle in the treatment of lesions of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as a local application for the treatment of microbial infections has become more widely used in recent years. In the mouth, the bone surface is in constant contact with saliva and thus cannot be kept sterile, making the development of strategies for disinfection even more important. Different methods currently in use include local rinses with chlorhexidine (CHX), polyhexanide (PHX), or aPDT. This study compared the efficiency of these 3 methods. The in vitro activity of 3 different agents against slowly growing Actinomyces naeslundii isolated from a patient with osteonecrosis was evaluated. PHX 0.04% solution, CHX 0.12% solution, and methylene blue (MB) based dye with a laser light of 660-nm wavelength (aPDT) were compared. The decrease in colony-forming units by each method was measured using an in vitro killing assay based on a water-exposed surface in a well plate. MB dye with laser (10 seconds) decreased the bacterial load by more than 4 orders of magnitude and was superior to PHX and CHX exposure for 60 seconds. Laser exposure alone and MB dye exposure alone decreased bacterial loads slightly, but less efficiently than 60-second exposure to PHX or CHX. The most effective means of decreasing colony-forming units was achieved by a combination of laser light and dye, which also can be used clinically. Copyright © 2016 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Infecção fúngica pulmonar por hialo-hifomicose associada a zigomicose e Actinomyces spp. em paciente com espondilite anquilosante Pulmonary fungal infection with hyalohyphomycosis associated with zygomycosis and Actinomyces spp. in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A espondilite anquilosante (EA pode cursar com manifestações extra-articulares e, dentre elas, as pulmonares. A fibrose nos ápices pulmonares ocorre em até 30% dos casos e as formações císticas são menos frequentes e observadas em casos avançados. A colonização dessas cavidades é uma complicação rara. Um paciente com diagnóstico de EA desde 1998, com comprometimento axial, histórico de tuberculose pulmonar tratada em 2002 e 2007, evoluiu com um quadro de aspergilose bilateral em ápices pulmonares associada à zigomicose e Actinomyces spp. Havia sido internado para investigar queixa de emagrecimento, sudorese noturna, tosse produtiva e lesão nos ápices pulmonares. Foi submetido a tratamento cirúrgico de lobectomia de lobo pulmonar superior direito, após identificação de bola fúngica nos ápices pulmonares nas radiografias e tomografias, comprovados por exames de fibrobroncoscopia e biópsia com exame anatomopatológico. Evoluiu sem expansão pulmonar direita, foi submetido à nova fibrobroncoscopia que sugeriu oclusão do brônquio lobar médio. Uma nova toracotomia não confirmou o achado da fibrobroncoscopia. Permaneceu sem expansão pulmonar direita, evoluiu com choque séptico refratário ao tratamento e ao óbito.Ankylosing spondylitis (AS can be associated with extra-articular manifestations, among which we find pulmonary disorders. Fibrosis of the pulmonary apices is seen in up to 30% of the cases, and cyst formation is less common, being seen in advanced cases. Colonization of those cavities is a rare complication. A patient with a diagnosis of AS since 1998 with axial involvement and history of pulmonary tuberculosis treated in 2002 and 2007, developed bilateral aspergillosis of the pulmonary apices associated with zygomycosis and Actinomyces spp. The patient had been hospitalized to investigate complaints of weight loss, nocturnal diaphoresis, productive cough, and lesion in both lung apices. He was submitted to

  1. 唾液中放线菌与儿童龋病相关性的定量检测研究%Quantitative detection study of the interaction between actinomyces in saliva and caries in children

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    李明博; 仪虹; 尹丽雪; 孟玲娜; 寻颖

    2012-01-01

    Objective This study aims to establish a RT-PCR method to detect Actinomyces naeslundii (An) and Actinomyces odontolyticus (Ao) and inquire into the relationship between Colonization quantity of An and Ao in saliva and dmfs. Methods We take 59 Cary Children's aliva samples, including 19 caries-free individuals (dmfs=zero), 21 mid-caries individuals (dmfs=4~6) and 19 caries-active individuals (dmfs>8). We isolate genomic DNA from bacterium, apply RT-PCR technology of SYBR Green Ⅱ to detect An and Ao in saliva and use SAS9.2 software to carry out the data processing and analyses. Results The percentage of An in three groups is quite different (P0.05); The percentage of Ao in three groups is not significantly different (P>0.05). Conclusion There is significant correlation between the amount of An in children's saliva and the onset and development of caries: and there is no significant correlation between the amount of Ao in children's saliva and the onset and development of caries.%目的 建立检测内氏放线菌(Actinomyces naeslundii,An)与龋齿放线菌(Actinomyces odontolyticus,Ao)的实时荧光定量PCR(RT-PCR).方法 探讨An和Ao在唾液中的定植数量与乳牙龋失补牙面指数(dmfs)的关系.方法 分别采集59名不同患龋状况儿童唾液样本,其中无龋组(dmfs=0) 19名、中龋组(dmfs=4~6)21名和高龋组(dmfs>8)19名.提取细菌总基因组DNA,应用SYBR GreenⅡ模式的实时荧光定量PCR技术,对唾液中的内氏放线菌及龋齿放线菌进行定量检测,所得数据应用SAS9.2统计软件进行统计学分析.结果 内氏放线菌占总菌的比例在三组中有显著差异(P<0.05),在高龋组中显著高于中龋组( P<0.0001),在中龋组与无龋组间无显著差异(P>0.05);龋齿放线菌占总菌的比例在三组中无显著差异(P>0.05).结论 儿童唾液中内氏放线菌的数量与龋病的发生发展过程有明显相关性;龋齿放线菌与儿童龋病的发生发展无明显相关性.

  2. PREVALENCE AND CORRELATION BETWEEN URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND THE PRESENCE OF Actinomyces suis IN THE URINE OF PREGNANT SOWS FROM SOUTH BRAZIL PREVALÊNCIA E CORRELAÇÃO ENTRE INFECÇÃO URINÁRIA E PRESENÇA DE Actinomyces suis NA URINA DE PORCAS GESTANTES DA REGIÃO SUL DO BRASIL

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    The main objective of this work was to determine the prevalence and correlation between urinary tract infections and the presence of Actinomyces suis in the urine of 1,745 pregnant sows in southern Brazil. Urinary infections were present in 29.54 % of the sows raised in confinement and in 16.46% of the sows raised outdoors. The overall prevalence of urinary infections was 28.31%. For the presence of A. suis, 22.24% of the sows raised in confinement and 6.71% of the sows raised outdoors had the bacteria in their urine. The prevalence of A. suis in all sows was 20.63%. Negative correlation was demonstrated between the presence of urinary infections and the presence of A. suis. In other words, sows which had urinary infections had lesser prevalence of A. suis (13.67% than those sows without urinary infections (23.12%. In the same way, sows positive for A. suis had lesser prevalence of urinary infections (17.43% than those negative for the bacteria (28.62%. Only 3.60% of the sows had urinary infection and A. suis in the urine simultaneously.

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  3. Studies on the distribition of endophytic actinomyces and antimicrobal activity from Sophora alopecuroides of arid and desolate areas in Ningxia%宁夏干旱荒漠区苦豆子内生放线菌生态分布及抑菌活性研究

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    胡美娟; 范媛媛; 顾沛雯

    2012-01-01

    从宁夏灵武白芨滩国家级自然保护区不同土壤类型、不同优势植被的6个样区采集的健康苦豆子中,分离得到153株内生放线菌.同一植株不同组织中,内生放线茵数量以根部最多,其次为种子,叶部最少;淡灰钙土中苦豆子内生放线菌数量比风沙土中多.鉴定结果表明:苦豆子内生放线菌以链霉菌属(Stredtomvc)和诺卡氏菌属(Nocardia)较多;通过皿内对峙培养,对153株苦豆子内生放线菌进行抑茵活性测定,拮抗菌株数占总菌株数的90.2%,个别菌株抑菌带宽度达到20mm以上.%The health Sophora alopecuroides which separated 153 endophytic actinomyces were collected from 6 different sample of different soil types and different preponderant vegetations in Baijitan national nature reserve in Ningxia. In different originations of same plant, the number in root was the most endophytic actinomyces, then in stems, and the least in leaves. The number of endophytic actinomyces from S. alopecuroides, which in sandy soil is more than in sandy soil. The result shows that the Streptomyces and Nocardia were the main genera of endophytic actinomyces. By confrontation training in dish, the antimicrobal activity was tested on 153 S. alopecuroides's endophytic actinomyces, the antagonistic strains number of 6 sample areas were 90. 2%, the inhibition zone of individual strains reached up to 20 ram.

  4. Stability Evaluation and Chemical Type of Bioactive Substances Produced by Actinomyces Strain A01%放线菌A01发酵液中活性成分稳定性及其化学类型

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    卢彩鸽; 刘伟成; 刘霆; 王慧敏; 刘德文; 裘季燕

    2009-01-01

    The physical-chemical characteristics and chemical type of the bioactive substance obtained from the fermentation broth of actinomyces strain A01 were studied. The bioactive substance showed high inhibitory activity to many plant pathogenic fungi such as Botrytis cirwrea and Fusarium spp. . The ion characteristics and chemical type identification of the antibiotics were analysized by paper chromatogra-phy, paper electrophoresis and UV absorption spectrum. The results showed that the bioactive substance in neutral and alkaline environment was relatively stable. Its relative activity remained at 81.19% when treated 30 min under 100 ℃. It was not sensitive to protease, but more sensitive to UV. UV spectrum showed that the active compound presented three typical absorbance peaks at 291 nm, 305 nm and 319 nm, which is the typical characteristic of conjugated polyene chemicals. Combining the results of paper chromatography and paper electrophoresis, we may infer that the active substance produced by strain A01 could be a tetar-alkene neutral antibiotic. This study provides valuable information for the purification of the active substance and its further agricultural application.%本文研究了对多种植物病原真菌均表现出良好抑菌活性的菌株A01发酵液中活性成分对热、酸碱、蛋白酶及紫外线的稳定性,并采用pH纸层析、捷克氏八溶剂系统纸层析、纸电泳和紫外波长扫描等方法对其进行了化学类型的早期鉴别.结果表明,菌株A01发酵液中活性物质在中性及偏碱性环境中比较稳定;100℃处理30min相对活性还保持在81.19%;对蛋白酶不敏感,但对紫外线较敏感;紫外扫描在291、305和319nm处有典型共轭四烯生色基团的吸收峰,结合纸层析和纸电泳结果,表明该活性物质归为四烯类中性抗生素.

  5. Actinomyces naeslundii in intial dental biofilm formation

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    Dige, Irene; Raarup, Merete Krog; Nyengaard, Jens Randel

    2009-01-01

    Combined use of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) offers new opportunities for analysing the spatial relationships and temporal changes of specific members of microbial populations in intact dental biofilms. AIMS: The purpose of this study...... was to analyse the patterns of colonization and population dynamics of A. naeslundii compared to Streptococcus spp. and other bacteria during the initial 48 h of biofilm formation. METHODS: Biofilms were collected on standardized glass slabs mounted in intra-oral appliances and worn by 10 individuals for 6, 12......, 24, and 48 h. The biofilms were subsequently labelled with probes against Streptococcus spp. (STR405), A. naeslundii (ACT476), or all bacteria (EUB338) and analysed by CLSM. Quantification of labelled bacteria was done by stereological tools: the unbiased counting frame and the 2D fractionator...

  6. Actinomyces naeslundii in intial dental biofilm formation

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    Dige, Irene; Raarup, Merete Krog; Nyengaard, Jens Randel

    2009-01-01

    Combined use of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) offers new opportunities for analysing the spatial relationships and temporal changes of specific members of microbial populations in intact dental biofilms. AIMS: The purpose of this study....... RESULTS: This study confirmed previous work that streptococci are the predominant colonizers of early dental biofilm along with A. naeslundii. There was a notable increase in the total number of bacteria, Streptococcus spp., and A. naeslundii over time with a tendency towards a slower growth rate for A......-layer dental biofilms up to 48 h definitively demonstrated that A. naeslundii preferentially occupied the inner layers. Some A. naeslundii microcolonies extended perpendicularly from the supporting surface surrounded by other bacteria forming chimneys of complex multilayered micro-colonies. CONCLUSIONS...

  7. 生防放线菌Act12对棚室连作甜瓜根域微生物的调整效应%Adjusted Effect of Inoculating with Biocontrol Actinomyces Act 12 on Microbial Flora of Melon Rooting Zone in Continuous Cropping Greenhouse

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    王迪; 徐慧春; 杜志强; 张宏宇; 李志学; 胡禧熙; 车野; 韩墨

    2015-01-01

    为探究棚室连作甜瓜有效的生物防治方法,研究生防放线菌Act12对棚室连作甜瓜根域微生物区系变化的影响。结果表明:Act12菌株在整个甜瓜生育期具有较好的定殖稳定性,且在第6周存活数量达到最高,根区及根表活菌数分别为4.26×106 cfu·g‐1和7.84×106 cfu· g‐1;Act12同时促进了根域细菌和放线菌数量的增长以及真菌数量的减少,当接种量为5.0 g·kg‐1时,在根区及根表细菌/真菌分别较CK增加了295.53%和253.36%,放线菌/真菌增加了479.10%和297.63%,说明Act12生防菌促进了土壤中细菌的增加及真菌的减少;Act12同时显著降低镰刀菌在根域真菌中的比例,当接种量为5.0 g·kg‐1时,根区及根表镰刀菌比例分别较对照降低了5.05和9.30百分点。%The the effect of inoculating with biocontrol actinomyces Act 12 on microbial flora of melon rooting zone was studied ,for biocontrol actinomyces greenhouse muskmelon repair and lay the theoretical foundation of continuous cropping obstacle .The results indicated that Act12 had an expectant colonization stability ,the num‐ber of biocontrol strains reached a high level after inoculated 6 weeks ,4 .26 × 106 cfu·g‐1 survived in the rhizo‐sphere soil and 7 .84 × 106 cfu·g‐1 survived in the root surface .Act12 could increase the quantity of bacteria and actinomycetes ,reduce the fungi number in melon rooting zone .After inoculation with 5 .0 g·kg‐1 of strains ,the B/F in the melon rhizosphere soil and root surface soil were increased by 295 .53% and 253 .36% ,the A/F in‐creased by 479 .10% and 297 .63% than contral ,Act12 could help the microbial flora of melon rooting zone soil changed markedly from fungi type to bacteria type .In addition ,the fusarium percent of fungi were decreased significantly ,the radio of fusarium in the melon rhizosphere soil and root surface soil inoculated by 5 .0 g·kg‐1

  8. Brain abscess with an unexpected finding: Actinomyces meyeri CNS infection

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    Eiset, Andreas Halgreen; Thomsen, Marianne Kragh; Wejse, Christian

    oedema. By MRI an abscess was suspected and the patient was transferred to the department of neurosurgery, where drainage was performed. Microscopy revealed gram-positive cocci and gram-negative rods and iv. treatment with ceftriaxone 4g x 1 and metronidazole 1g x 1 was commenced. Pus cultures showed...... Prevotella spp. and A. meyeri and the initial treatment was changed to penicillin G 5 MIU x 4 and metronidazole 500 mg x 3 for four weeks followed by oral amoxicillin 500 mg x 3 for three months. The abscess regressed on this treatment and there were no CNS related symptoms at three months follow......-up. The source of infection was most likely periodontitis with spread to the lungs from aspiration or oropharyngeal secretion into the respiratory tract, alternatively from haematogenous spread. Conclusions: We report of the successful treatment of a cerebral abscess caused by A. meyeri with narrow spectrum...

  9. Isolation and identification of actinomyce strain MY-4 and its antagonistic activity against pathogenic fungi of fruits and vegetables%拮抗放线菌MY一4的分离、鉴定及其对果蔬病原菌的抑制作用

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    罗建军; 李辉; 耿鹏; 胡美英

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] The purpose of the study is to identify the antagonistic actinomyce strain MY-4 isolated from the surface of Shatang mandarin, and to evaluate the application potential of the strain for the biocontrol of fruit and vegetable diseases. [Method] The taxonomic identification of the strain was carried out based on the morphology, physio-biochemical characteristics and the 16S rDNA sequence analysis, and the antagonistic activity of strain MY-4 was determined by confronting incubation on the PDA plates and the mycelium growth rate method. [Result] Strain MY-4 was identified as Streptomyces albtdus. The results showed that strain MY-4 and its cell-free fermentation filtrate exhibited extensive antagonistic ef- fect on 16 fruit and vegetable pathogenic fungi. The strain exhibited the strongest antibiosis capacity with an inhibitory zone up to 17.08 mm against mycelia growth of Colletotrichum musae. Meanwhile, its culture filtrate showed the strongest antibiosis capacity against Penicillium digitatum and reduced mycelium growth by up to 98.82%. [Conclusion] These findings show that Streptomyces albulus strain MY-4 has high activity, broad antifungal spectrum, and is expected to develop into a new biocontrol agent.%【目的】为了鉴定从沙糖橘果实表面分离得到的拮抗放线菌株MY-4,并确定该菌株对果蔬病原菌的拮抗作用,【方法】采用分析MY-4形态学、生理生化特性及16SrDNA序列相似性方法以确定其分类地位,并采用平板对峙培养法和生长速率法测定了其抑菌活性。【结果】结果显示,菌株MY-4为小白链霉菌(Streptomyces albus Routien),菌株MY-4及其无菌发酵液对供试16种果蔬病原真菌均具有拮抗作用,其中菌株MY-4对香蕉炭疽病菌的拮抗作用最强.平板抑菌带宽度达17.08mm,无菌发酵液对柑橘绿霉病菌的拮抗作用最强,菌丝生长抑制率高达98.82%,【结论】小自链霉菌菌株MY-4具有活性高

  10. Intra-Abdominal Actinomycetoma in a Dog Caused by Actinomyces hordeovulneris

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    S Valentini, R Tamburro, M Zanatta, B Brunetti, M Gruarin, RG Zanoni, M Cipone and M Pietra

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    Full Text Available A 4-year-old, male French Brittany weighing 18 kg was presented for continuous disorexia associated with a large palpable mass in the cranial abdomen. Radiographic and ultrasonographic examination showed the presence of a mass close to the gastric wall. Percutaneous needle aspiration of the mass revealed pyogranulomatous inflammation. An exploratory laparotomy was performed in order to remove the mass. Actinomiycotic mycetoma was revealed after surgery by positive culture. After a three months antibiotic therapy, nine months follow up showed complete remission.

  11. Ecological approach of macrolide-lincosamides-streptogramin producing actinomyces from Cuban soils.

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    González, I; Niebla, A; Lemus, M; González, L; Iznaga, I O; Pérez, M E; Vallin, C

    1999-09-01

    We report in this study the frequency of Streptomyces strains to produce macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin (MLS) antibiotics isolated from Cuban soils. The screening assay is based on the induction of MLS-resistance phenotype in a clinical isolated strain of Staphylococcus aureus S-18. Our results suggest that of 800 Streptomyces strains isolated from different soil samples, 6% were positives in the screening test used. The ferralitic red soil from Pinar del Río (north) provided the major percentage (3.6%) of MLS producing strains. The other soil samples tested belonging to Guira de Melena and Bauta in Havana, Matanzas City, Topes De Collantes (Villa Clara), and Soroa Mountains (Pinar del Rio) hill reached very low percentages.

  12. Pathogenicity of Exopolysaccharide-Producing Actinomyces oris Isolated from an Apical Abscess Lesion

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    2013-01-01

    2005, Do et al. 2008) and mediate the adhesion of the bacteria to host tissues by exposing the galactose residues of glycoprotein glycans that are...of enamel . Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72, 2837–48. Dubey GP, Ben-Yehuda S (2011) Intercellular nanotubes mediate bacterial communication...human enamel and root surfaces in vivo. Scandina- vian Journal of Dental Research 95, 369–80. O’Toole GA, Gibbs KA, Hager PW, Phibbs PV Jr, Kolter R

  13. Large Bowel Obstruction in a Young Woman Simulating a Malignant Neoplasm: A Case Report of Actinomyces Infection

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    R. Nissi

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    Full Text Available Pelvic and intra-abdominal Actinomycosis can be difficult to diagnose preoperatively and it may also mimic many other diseases, including malignancies. We present a patient with pelvic Actinomycosis probably caused by a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD. We emphasize the challenges in diagnostic process and stress that though a rare disease, intra-abdominal Actinomycosis should be suspected in cases with intra-abdominal mass of uncertain etiology. The early recognition may spare the patient from extensive surgical operation.

  14. Antimicrobial Effect of Lactobacillus reuteri on Cariogenic Bacteria Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus mutans, and Periodontal Diseases Actinomyces naeslundii and Tannerella forsythia.

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    Baca-Castañón, Magda Lorena; De la Garza-Ramos, Myriam Angélica; Alcázar-Pizaña, Andrea Guadalupe; Grondin, Yohann; Coronado-Mendoza, Anahí; Sánchez-Najera, Rosa Isela; Cárdenas-Estrada, Eloy; Medina-De la Garza, Carlos Eduardo; Escamilla-García, Erandi

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    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are well known for their beneficial effects on human health in the intestine and immune system; however, there are few studies on the impact they can generate in oral health. The aim of this study was to test and compare in vitro antimicrobial activity of L. reuteri on pathogenic bacteria involved in the formation of dental caries: S. mutans, S. gordonii, and periodontal disease: A. naeslundii and T. forsythia. Also, we determined the growth kinetics of each bacterium involved in this study. Before determining the antimicrobial action of L. reuteri on cariogenic bacteria and periodontal disease, the behavior and cell development time of each pathogenic bacterium were studied. Once the conditions for good cell growth of each of selected pathogens were established according to their metabolic requirements, maximum exponential growth was determined, this being the reference point for analyzing the development or inhibition by LAB using the Kirby Bauer method. Chlorhexidine 0.12% was positive control. L. reuteri was shown to have an inhibitory effect against S. mutans, followed by T. forsythia and S. gordonii, and a less significant effect against A. naeslundii. Regarding the effect shown by L. reuteri on the two major pathogens, we consider its potential use as a possible functional food in the prevention or treatment of oral diseases.

  15. Amended Description of the Genes for Synthesis of Actinomyces naeslundii T14V Type 1 Fimbriae and Associated Adhesin

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    Ton-That, H., L. A. Marraffini, and O. Schneewind. 2004. Sortases and pilin elements involved in pilus assembly of Corynebacterium diphtheriae . Mol...fimbria-specific sor- tase. In accordance with the model of pilus assembly in Coryne- bacterium diphtheriae (15, 18), we suspect that the SrtC1-de

  16. Large Bowel Obstruction in a Young Woman Simulating a Malignant Neoplasm: A Case Report of Actinomyces Infection

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    Nissi, R.; Blanco Sequeiros, R. B.; Lappi-Blanco, E.; Karjula, H.; Talvensaari-Mattila, A.

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    Pelvic and intra-abdominal Actinomycosis can be difficult to diagnose preoperatively and it may also mimic many other diseases, including malignancies. We present a patient with pelvic Actinomycosis probably caused by a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD). We emphasize the challenges in diagnostic process and stress that though a rare disease, intra-abdominal Actinomycosis should be suspected in cases with intra-abdominal mass of uncertain etiology. The early recognition may spare the patient from extensive surgical operation. PMID:23936699

  17. Large Bowel Obstruction in a Young Woman Simulating a Malignant Neoplasm: A Case Report of Actinomyces Infection

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    Pelvic and intra-abdominal Actinomycosis can be difficult to diagnose preoperatively and it may also mimic many other diseases, including malignancies. We present a patient with pelvic Actinomycosis probably caused by a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD). We emphasize the challenges in diagnostic process and stress that though a rare disease, intra-abdominal Actinomycosis should be suspected in cases with intra-abdominal mass of uncertain etiology. The early recognition may spare the pat...

  18. Large bowel obstruction in a young woman simulating a malignant neoplasm: a case report of actinomyces infection.

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    Nissi, R; Blanco Sequeiros, R B; Lappi-Blanco, E; Karjula, H; Talvensaari-Mattila, A

    2013-01-01

    Pelvic and intra-abdominal Actinomycosis can be difficult to diagnose preoperatively and it may also mimic many other diseases, including malignancies. We present a patient with pelvic Actinomycosis probably caused by a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD). We emphasize the challenges in diagnostic process and stress that though a rare disease, intra-abdominal Actinomycosis should be suspected in cases with intra-abdominal mass of uncertain etiology. The early recognition may spare the patient from extensive surgical operation.

  19. Identification of the Genes Involved in the Biofilm-like Structures on Actinomyces oris K20, a Clinical Isolate from an Apical Lesion

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    DDS, PhD* Abstract Introduction: Although the production of biofilm is thought to be crucial in the pathogenesis of abscess formations caused by oral...initial visit. Strain K20 was presumptively identified as A. viscosus by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and catalase productivity and then re-identified as A... BTX , San Diego, CA). Electro- poration was carried out at 800 V, 50mF, 50U. Cells were resuspended in 1 mL TSBY, incubated for 1 hour at 37C without

  20. Identification of the srtC1 Transcription Start Site and Catalytically Essential Residues Required for Actinomyces oris T14V SrtC1 Activity

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    Chen & K.P. Leung PCR primer UPM and gene specific primers: primer 2 for fimQ, primer 4 for fimP and primer 6 for srtC1. The amplified PCR products were...conducted in a chilled 2 mm Gap cuvette using a Pulser model of ECM630 ( BTX , San Diego, CA) with the following settings: 2.5 kV, 25 mF capacitor and 400O...generated by the use of primers 3 or 5 were used as the templates, both junctional regions were amplified. The two PCR products have the expected sizes

  1. Effects of fruit and vegetable low molecular mass fractions on gene expression in gingival cells challenged with Prevotella intermedia and Actinomyces naeslundii

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    Canesi, L.; Borghi, C.; Stauder, M.; Lingström, P.; Papetti, A.; Pratten, J.; Signoretto, C.; Spratt, D.A.; Wilson, M.; Zaura, E.; Pruzzo, C.

    2011-01-01

    Low molecular mass (LMM) fractions obtained from extracts of raspberry, red chicory, and Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to be an useful source of specific antibacterial, antiadhesion/coaggregation, and antibiofilm agent(s) that might be used for protection towards caries and gingivitis. In this

  2. Osteomyelitis of a long bone due to Fusobacterium nucleatum and Actinomyces meyeri in an immunocompetent adult: A case report and literature review

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fusobacterium species are uncommon causes of osteomyelitis. These organisms are normal flora of the oral cavity. Therefore, they mostly cause osteomyelitis of the head and neck. Hematogenous osteomyelitis at distant sites other than the head and neck has rarely been reported in pediatric or immunocompromised patients. Here, we report the first case of osteomyelitis of a long bone combined with a muscle abscess due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in an otherwise healthy adult. Case presentation A 59-year-old Korean man was admitted for pain and swelling of the right lower leg, which had been persistent for two weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging showed osteomyelitis of the right fibula with a surrounding muscle abscess of the right lower leg. Incision and drainage was performed, and repetitive tissue cultures grew F. nucleatum. In this patient, it was presumed that recurrent periodontitis caused hematogenous seeding of F. nucleatum to a distant site leading to osteomyelitis with a muscle abscess. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous ampicillin-sulbactam for three weeks and oral amoxicillin-clavulanate for eight weeks. He also underwent repeated surgical drainage. He has no evidence of recurrence after seven months of follow-up. Conclusions Clinicians should be aware that F. nucleatum could be the etiologic agent of hematogenous osteomyelitis of a long bone in an immunocompetent patient.

  3. Host-derived pentapeptide affecting adhesion, proliferation, and local pH in biofilm communities composed of Streptococcus and Actinomyces species

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    Drobni, M.; Li, T.; Krüger, C.

    2006-01-01

    genospecies 2 (5 of 10 strains) but not of S. gordonii (n=5). The inhibitable A. naeslundii strains alone displayed the same binding profile as S. gordonii to hybrid peptides terminating in RGRPQ or GQSPQ, derived from the middle or C-terminal segments of PRP-1. The present findings indicate the presence...... of a host-bacterium interaction in which a host peptide released by bacterial proteolysis affects key properties in biofilm formation....

  4. Effects of fruit and vegetable low molecular mass fractions on gene expression in gingival cells challenged with Prevotella intermedia and Actinomyces naeslundii

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    L. Canesi; C. Borghi; M. Stauder; P. Lingström; A. Papetti; J. Pratten; C. Signoretto; D.A. Spratt; M. Wilson; E. Zaura; C. Pruzzo

    2011-01-01

    Low molecular mass (LMM) fractions obtained from extracts of raspberry, red chicory, and Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to be an useful source of specific antibacterial, antiadhesion/coaggregation, and antibiofilm agent(s) that might be used for protection towards caries and gingivitis. In this

  5. 土壤拮抗放线菌的筛选及YYHS-2菌株的分类%Screening of Antagnologic Actinomyces Strain in Soil and the Initial Research of Strain YYHS-2

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    孙丹凤; 杨翔华; 朴玉华

    2008-01-01

    采用平板分离法从抚顺东部山区不同植被类型土壤中分离出627株放线菌,对其进行皿内琼脂平板、发酵液及拮抗菌的拮抗性筛选.结果表明,YYHS-2等菌株对金黄色葡萄球菌(Staphylococcus aureus)、枯草芽孢杆菌(Bacillius subtilis)、大肠杆菌(Escherichia coli)、变形链球菌(Streptococcus mutans)等4种供试病原真菌具有强烈的拮抗作用.根据YYHS-2菌株的形态特征、培养特征、生理生化特征及细胞壁化学成分分析,均符合阎逊初放线菌分类系统中关于链霉菌的定义,可确定YYHS-2菌株归属于链霉菌属(Streptomyces).

  6. 柑橘绿霉病菌拮抗放线菌MY-5的筛选与鉴定%Screening and Identification of Actinomyces MY-5 Antagonistic Against Penicillium digitatum Sacc.

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    李辉; 耿鹏; 郝卫宁; 胡美英

    2010-01-01

    筛选拮抗活性菌株和寻找新的活性代谢产物,可为果蔬采后病害防治提供新的资源.此文主要研究广东省各地区水果园和蔬菜地采集土壤23份并分离获得放线菌212株.以柑橘绿霉病菌为目标菌,采用抑菌带测定法,筛选获得9株具有拮抗活性的放线菌菌株,其中菌株MY-5拮抗活性最强,抑菌带宽达18.67 mm,同时对其它13种果蔬采后病害也有较强的拮抗作用.通过对菌株MY-5形态观察、培养特征观察、生理生化反应和16SrDNA鉴定,结果表明该菌株为链霉菌属吸水类群(Streptomyces hygroscopicus).

  7. 拮抗放线菌A02活性产物的分离和鉴别特性研究%The Characteristics for Separation and Identification of the Bioactive Metabolite of Antagonistic Actinomyces A02

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    卢彩鸽; 潘争艳; 刘伟成; 隋勤; 裘季燕

    2011-01-01

    In order to investigate the characteristics for separation and identification of the antifungal substance produced by antagonistic Streptomyce lydicus A02, the methods of Ph paper chromatography, paper electrophoresis, organic solvent extraction, silica gel TLC, Doskochilova solvent system paper chromatography, ultraviolet spectrum scan, functional group and proteinase test were respectively used to determine the ion property, the polarity, the ultraviolet absorption character, the main functional groups and the sensitivity to proteinases of the bioactive substance of strain A02. The results showed that the antifungal substance were electrically neutral and highly polar in solutions, which enabled it to be efficiently extracted with n-butyl alcohol as the extractant and separated by TLC with ethanol + aqua ammonia + water (8: 1: 1, V/V) as the solvent combination. Its antifungal activity was not affected by proteinase K and trypsase. There were functional groups of unsaturated alkyl, saccharide or glycoside, a-mino acid and aldehyde in its structure according to the chemical reactions. Doskochilova paper chromatographic pattern and ultraviolet absorption spectrum of the antifungal substance were in accordance with the characters of tetar-alkene macrolide antibiotic. The combination of the information referred to above reveal a new biological function for 5. Lydicus to produce tetar-alkene macrolide antibiotics.%为了明确利迪链霉菌A02抑菌活性物质的分离和鉴别特征,利用pH纸层析和纸电泳试验检测了其离子特性,有机溶剂萃取和硅胶薄层色谱分离测定了其极性,捷克八溶剂系统纸层析、紫外光谱扫描、官能团化学反应和蛋白酶敏感性试验分析了其化学类型.结果表明,菌株A02代谢活性产物在酸性和碱性溶液中呈电中性,但其极性较强,能被正丁醇高效萃取,乙醇∶氨水∶水(8∶1∶1,V/V)的溶剂组合对其薄层色谱分离效果较好;对蛋白酶K和胰蛋白酶不敏感,化学反应显示出不饱和烯键或炔键、糖苷键、氨基和醛基特性;结合纸层析谱型和紫外吸收图谱,判断其为四烯大环内酯类抗生素.此结果揭示了利迪链霉菌产生四烯大环内酯类抗生素的新功能.

  8. Isolation and antifungi mechanismanalysis of some marine actinomyces with antifungal activity.%抗真菌海洋放线菌的分离筛选与抗菌机制研究

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    马桂珍; 暴增海; 浦寅芳

    2009-01-01

    从江苏连云港海域采集海水、海泥、漂浮物、海洋动物样品,分离得到15株海洋放线菌.采用平板对峙培养法和打孔法测定放线菌不同菌株对玉米小斑病菌(Bipolaria maydis)、玉米圆斑病菌(Helminthosporium carbonum)、小麦赤霉病菌(Fusarium graminearum)、棉花枯萎病菌(Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum)、雪腐镰刀病菌(Fusarium nivale)、斑点落叶病菌(Alternaria alternata)、小麦根腐病菌(Bipolaris sorokiniana)、细链格孢病菌(Alternaria tenuis)、番茄早疫病菌(Alternaria solani)等植物病原真菌的抑制作用.结果表明:放线菌菌株BM-2、T-6、T-1-1、D-3、XS-X5-3、M-7、X-7对供试的植物病原真菌具有一定的抑制作用.其中BM-2菌株的抑菌作用最强,其发酵液能明显抑制多种植物病原真菌菌丝的生长,同时对细链格孢菌的分生孢子萌发和芽管伸长都有一定的抑制作用.

  9. Effect of Actinomyces Application Pattern in Continuous Cropping Soil on Tomato Growth%放线菌不同施入方式对连作番茄幼苗生长的影响

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    宋金枝

    2014-01-01

    以“金鹏一号”番茄为试验材料,研究放线菌剂A[加州链霉菌(Streptomyces cali fornianus)、假刺孢链霉菌(Streptomyces pseudovenezuelae)、肉质链霉菌(Streptomyces carnosus)、密旋链霉菌(Streptomyces pactum)、1株未定种的链霉菌(Streptomyces sp.)、球孢链霉菌(Streptomyces globisporus)等质量混合]和放线菌剂B[肉质链霉菌(Streptomyces carnosus)、密旋链霉菌(Streptomyces pactum)等质量混合]按照灌根和拌土2种不同方式施入对连作番茄生长的影响.结果表明,2种放线菌均可促进番茄地上部、地下部和整株鲜质量的增加、根系活力的增长和叶绿素质量分数的提高,且随着生长时期的延长,菌剂效应有所降低,菌剂A采用灌根方式的促进作用最为明显.

  10. Biological Characteristics and Identification of Two Actinomyces Associated with Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve%繁茂膜海绵中两株放线菌的生物学特性及其鉴定

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    刘丽; 胡江春; 王书锦

    2004-01-01

    从大连海域的繁茂膜海绵(Hymeniacidon perleve)中分离到5株具有抗菌活性的放线菌,它们分别对白色假丝酵母菌(Candida albicans)、枯草芽孢杆菌(Bacillus subtilis)、稻瘟霉病菌(Pyricularia oryzae)等有良好的抑制作用.本文对其中2株链霉菌的形态特征、培养特征、生理生化特征、细胞壁化学组分、16SrRNA序列进行了系统的研究,得到种水平的鉴定结果: Hmp-S19为灰色链霉菌(Streptomyces griseus);Hmp-S26为生二素链霉菌(Streptomyces ambofaciens).

  11. 21 CFR 522.1696a - Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine suspension.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) Conditions of use. (A) Treatment of bacterial pneumonia (Streptococcus spp., Actinomyces pyogenes pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus); upper respiratory infections such as rhinitis or pharyngitis (A. pyogenes);...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OPRI-01-1136 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OPRI-01-1136 ref|ZP_03928135.1| conserved hypothetical protein [Actinomyces urogenital...is DSM 15434] gb|EEH64996.1| conserved hypothetical protein [Actinomyces urogenitalis DSM 15434] ZP_03928135.1 0.018 23% ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TTRU-01-0430 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TTRU-01-0430 ref|ZP_03925656.1| integral membrane protein [Actinomyces coleoca...nis DSM 15436] gb|EEH63593.1| integral membrane protein [Actinomyces coleocanis DSM 15436] ZP_03925656.1 0.17 22% ...

  14. Particle deposition to protruding local sinks adhering on a collector surface

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    vanderMei, HC; Busscher, HJ; Bos, R.R.M.

    1996-01-01

    In this paper, we measured the local initial deposition rates of streptococci to adhering actinomyces, acting as protruding local sinks on a glass collector, as a function of the actinomyces density in a parallel plate flow chamber. The local initial deposition rates, i.e., deposition in the vicinit

  15. Influence of weight on removal of co-adhering bacteria from salivary pellicles by different modes of brushing

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    van der Mei, HC; Rustema-Abbing, M; Bruinsma, GM; Gottenbos, B; Busscher, HJ

    2004-01-01

    This study compared removal of pairs of co-adhering and non-co-adhering oral actinomyces and streptococci from salivary pellicles by manual, rotating/oscillating electric and sonic toothbrushes, applying weights up to 240 g. First, actinomyces were allowed to adhere to a pellicle in a parallel plate

  16. A preliminary study of the modulation of Actinomyces naeslundii urease to the pH balance of dental biofilm%内氏放线菌尿素酶对牙菌斑生物膜酸碱平衡调节作用的初步研究

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    刘娅玲; 胡涛; 张静仪; 周学东

    2005-01-01

    目的:初步探讨在牙菌斑生物膜天然环境中,内氏放线菌尿素酶能否发挥高效尿素水解反应,以及尿素水解对口腔环境中pH值的调节作用.方法:通过酶促反应动力学实验寻找内氏放线菌尿素水解的最适条件,监测尿素水解调节细菌产酸后的pH值变化.采用SPSS软件包,对酶促动力学实验数据进行线性回归与相关分析.结果:内氏放线菌尿素酶米氏常数Km--7.5mmol/L,在口腔中正常尿素浓度3~10mmol/L范围内,内氏放线菌尿素酶催化活性大约保持在最大活性的20%~63%;内氏放线菌尿素酶最适pH值=6.5,但是在牙菌斑临界pH 5.0,尿素酶活性仍保持40%的最大活性;在口腔正常尿素浓度范围内,内氏放线菌尿素水解产物中和细菌产酸后,pH值不会下降到牙菌斑临界pH 5.0以下.结论:在牙菌斑生物膜中,内氏放线菌尿素酶可以发挥高效尿素水解反应,尿素水解对口腔环境pH值具有明显的调节作用.

  17. 一株产木聚糖酶放线菌的液体发酵条件优化及水解特性研究%Optimization of Liquid Fermentation Conditions for Xylanase Production by a Actinomyces and Characterization of the Enzyme

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    朱运平; 禇文丹; 李秀婷; 滕超; 李娥; 杨然

    2012-01-01

    以木聚糖为唯一碳源制作选择培养基,利用透明圈法筛选高产木聚糖酶菌株,对其中一株产酶较高的菌株L10608进行液体发酵条件优化并对所产木聚糖酶的水解特性进行研究。结果表明:菌株L10608最佳产酶条件为以质量浓度25g/L、80目的水不溶性玉米芯木聚糖为碳源,10g/L大豆蛋白胨和5g/L酵母浸膏为复合氮源,初始pH6.0、培养温度40℃、转速200r/min、表面活性剂吐温-80质量浓度4g/L,最佳产酶条件下木聚糖酶活力达1074.8U/mL。以桦木木聚糖、榉木木聚糖和燕麦木聚糖为底物研究菌株L10608所产木聚糖酶的水解特性,结果表明该木聚糖酶为内切型木聚糖酶,水解主要产物为木二糖和木三糖。表明菌株L10608有望作为功能性低聚木糖的生产菌株。%In the current study, high-xylanase-producing strain was screened from different soil samples by transparent circle method, using xylan as the only carbon source in medium. The cultural condition for xylanase production by strain L10608 was optimized and the hydrolysis property of the enzyme was further investigated. The results indicated that the optimum fermentation medium contained a carbon source of water-insoluble xylan (80 mesh) of 25 g/L, compound nitrogen source of soya peptone of 25 g/L and yeast extract of 5 g/L, initial pH 6.0, cultural temperature 40 ℃, rotational speed of 200 r/min, surfactant polysorbate 80 of 4 g/L. Under the optimized condition, the enzyme activity reached 1074.8 U/mL. The xylanase utilized all birch wood xylan, beech wood xylan and oat xylan as the substrate, exhibiting that xylanase produced by L10608 was endo-xylanase with xylobiose and xylotriose as the major hydrates. These results showed that strain L10608 could hopefully be used for industrial production of functional xyloolygosaccharides.

  18. Psammoma bodies and some opportunistic infections detected in cervical smears of women fitted with an IUD.

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    Boon, M E; Kirk, R S; De Graaff Guilloud, J C

    1981-07-01

    The incidence of psammoma bodies in cervical smears and of opportunistic infections by actinomyces or ameba is reported in 15,000 patients using IUDs. During the 1972-1978 period, cervical smears from 440,550 women were examined. Of these, 14,980 wore an IUD. 88% of the patients with an IUD were fitted with Multiload Cu250, 8% had Copper T and 4% Lippes Loop. Smears from 7500 patients using oral contraceptives (OCs) and from 7500 patients using no contraception were used as control groups. The smears from the women wearing an IUD were screened and the following were recorded: psammoma bodies, hematoidin crystals, trichomonads, ameba and actinomyces. There were significant differences between IUD users and the control groups in the occurrence of psammoma bodies, ameba and actinomyces but not in trichomonads or hematoidin crystals. Psammoma bodies were found in 1.4% of the cases and actinomyces in 3.7%. Only 1 patient had a transient amebic infestation. The occurrence of psammoma bodies and actinomyces was proportional to duration of IUD use. Most cases were found after 2 years use. The actinomyces were easily identifiable with the Gram stain. The wise course is to make a Gram-stained cervical smear in all women after 2 years of IUD use in order to detect the presence of genital actinomyces.

  19. In vitro antiplaque activity of octenidine dihydrochloride (WIN 41464-2) against preformed plaques of selected oral plaque-forming microorganisms.

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    Slee, A M; O'Connor, J R

    1983-01-01

    The antibacterial activity of octenidine dihydrochloride (WIN 41464-2) against intact preformed in vitro plaques of four indigenous oral plaque-forming microorganisms, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis, Actinomyces viscosus, and Actinomyces naeslundii, was studied. Both absolute (plaque bactericidal index) and relative (chlorhexidine coefficient) indices of antiplaque efficacy were established. Octenidine dihydrochloride compared favorably with chlorhexidine digluconate with respect to overall antiplaque potency in this in vitro plaque bactericidal model. These data indicate that prudent selection of treatment concentration and duration and frequency of exposure should provide an effective means to aid in controlling dental caries and Actinomyces-associated disease in vivo. PMID:6847170

  20. Incidence of actinomycosis associated with intrauterine devices.

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    Chatwani, A; Amin-Hanjani, S

    1994-08-01

    The incidence of intrauterine device (IUD)-associated cervicovaginal actinomycosis was evaluated. Papanicolaou-stained cervicovaginal smears from 1,520 women with IUDs were reviewed for the presence of Actinomyces-like organisms. The overall colonization rate was 11.4%. The colonization rates for the Progestasert, plastic IUDs and copper IUDs were 14.3%, 10.8% and 6.69%, respectively. The colonization rate appeared to increase with the duration of IUD use. The relatively high cervicovaginal Actinomyces colonization rate suggests that all patients with IUDs should undergo annual cytologic smears, with specific attention given to the presence of Actinomyces-like organisms.

  1. Enzymatic removal and disinfection of bacterial biofilms

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    Johansen, Charlotte; Falholt, Per; Gram, Lone

    1997-01-01

    Model biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were made on steel and polypropylene substrata. Plaque-resembling biofilms of Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces, viscosus, and Fusobacterium nucleatum were made on saliva-coate...

  2. Enzymatic removal and disinfection of bacterial biofilms

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    Johansen, Charlotte; Falholt, Per; Gram, Lone

    1997-01-01

    Model biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were made on steel and polypropylene substrata. Plaque-resembling biofilms of Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces, viscosus, and Fusobacterium nucleatum were made on saliva...

  3. 2012 European guideline for the management of pelvic inflammatory disease.

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    Ross, Jonathan; Judlin, Philippe; Jensen, Jorgen

    2014-01-01

    This guideline was produced by the European region of the International Union against sexually transmitted infections (IUSTI) and refers to ascending infections in the female genital tract unrelated to delivery and surgery and does not include actinomyces-related infection.

  4. Abdominopelvic actinomycosis in three different locations with invasion of the abdominal wall and ureteric obstruction: An uncommon presentation

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    Christian L. Galata

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: A rare actinomyceal infection should be considered in patients with a non-specific pelvic mass and atypical abdominal presentations, especially if a previous history of IUD usage is known.

  5. Palatal Actinomycosis and Kaposi Sarcoma in an HIV-Infected Subject with Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection

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    Yuria Ablanedo-Terrazas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Actinomyces and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare are facultative intracellular organisms, members of the bacterial order actinomycetales. Although Actinomyces can behave as copathogen when anatomic barriers are compromised, its coinfection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare has not previously been reported. We present the first reported case of palatal actinomycosis co-infection with disseminated MAC, in an HIV-infected subject with Kaposi sarcoma and diabetes. We discuss the pathogenesis of the complex condition of this subject.

  6. Pelvic actinomycosis with tuboovarian invelvement mimicking ovarian neoplasm: Case report

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    2010-01-01

    Actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative, granulomatous bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces Israeli with rarely involment of pelvis. However, it is a clinical entity that its relationship with the conditions of facilitated access of microorganisms to pelvis such as intrauterine devices, well-defined. It can be diagnosed before they becoming symptomatic, with the seeing actinomyces-like organisms in routine Pap smear screening of intrauterine device users. But, in patients who have not th...

  7. Chest wall actinomycosis in association with the use of an intra-uterine device.

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    McBride, W J; Hill, D R; Gordon, D L

    1995-02-01

    A 31 year old woman presented with a chest wall abscess due to Actinomyces israellii and Porphyromonas asaccharolytica (previously Bacteroides asaccharolyticus). She was a long-term user of an intra-uterine device (IUD) and, although asymptomatic, had radiological evidence of pelvic infection. Actinomyces-like organisms were seen on cervico-vaginal smears. The abscess was surgically drained, the IUD removed, and a prolonged course of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid given.

  8. Management of Intrauterine Device-Associated Actinomycosis

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    Objective: To assess various methods of management of actinomyces-like organisms associated with intrauterine devices. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 173 patients with intrauterine device-associated actinomyces- like organisms detected on Pap smear was performed. The patients were managed by IUD removal with or without antibiotic therapy, antibiotic therapy alone, or no treatment at all. Results: The success rate as reflected in negative follow-up smear was 100% for IUD removal comb...

  9. Abdominal wall actinomycosis associated with an IUD. A case report.

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    Adachi, A; Kleiner, G J; Bezahler, G H; Greston, W M; Friedland, G H

    1985-02-01

    Abdominal wall actinomycosis without pelvic organ involvement in users of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) has not been reported on previously. We encountered one such patient, whose uterine cervix was colonized superficially with Actinomyces. We suggest that systemic actinomycosis be included in the differential diagnosis of pain in IUD users when Actinomyces is found on Papanicolaou smears or in endocervical curettings. Such patients should be treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy, especially prior to any surgical intervention.

  10. Characterisation of significant Gram positive bacilli from soft tissue infections.

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    Sim, James Heng Chiak; Ng, Lily Siew Yong; Eng, Li Ching; Chan, Kian Sing; Tan, Thean Yen

    2013-02-01

    Gram positive bacilli (GPB) isolated from soft tissue infections are often neglected or ignored due to their fastidious nature and the lack of reliable phenotypic identification methods. This study was done to characterise clinically significant aero-tolerant GPB isolated from surgically obtained samples in patients with soft tissue infections. Forty-six GPB isolates collected during a 2 year study period were identified using partial 16s rRNA sequencing and API Coryne. Antibiotic susceptibility testing to penicillin, amoxycillin/clavulanate, moxifloxacin and erythromycin was performed on these isolates using Etest. Clinical data were gathered from patients' medical records. The most common isolates identified by 16s rRNA sequencing were Actinomyces species (n = 30, 65%) and Corynebacterium species (n = 9, 20%). The majority of the Actinomyces species infections were located below the waist, in particular the perianal region. There was poor agreement between API Coryne and genotypic identification, with only one-third of the isolates being correctly identified to species level. Actinomyces species were uniformly susceptible to penicillin and amoxicillin/clavulanate. Antibiotic susceptibilities were more varied for the other genera isolated. Actinomyces species comprised two-thirds of aerobically growing GPB isolates and may represent an under-reported cause of bacterial soft tissue infections. Penicillin and amoxycillin/clavulanate may be the empiric antibiotics of choice for Actinomyces species as all isolates were susceptible.

  11. Actinomycotic endocarditis of the eustachian valve: a rare case and a review of the literature.

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    Kottam, Anupama; Kaur, Ramanjit; Bhandare, Deepti; Zmily, Hammam; Bheemreddy, Suchita; Brar, Harmandeep; Herawi, Mehsati; Afonso, Luis

    2015-02-01

    Eustachian valve endocarditis caused by Actinomyces species is extremely rare. A literature review revealed only one reported case-caused by Actinomyces israelii in an intravenous drug abuser. Our patient, a 30-year-old woman who at first appeared to be in good health, presented with fever, a large mobile mass on the eustachian valve, and extensive intra-abdominal and pelvic masses that looked malignant. Histopathologic examination of tissue found in association with an intrauterine contraceptive device revealed filamentous, branching microorganisms consistent with Actinomyces turicensis. This patient was treated successfully with antibiotic agents. In addition to presenting a new case of a rare condition, we discuss cardiac actinomycotic infections in general and eustachian valve endocarditis in particular: its predisposing factors, clinical course, sequelae, and our approaches to its management.

  12. Management of Intrauterine Device-Associated Actinomycosis

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    Amin-Hanjani, Soheil

    1993-01-01

    Objective: To assess various methods of management of actinomyces-like organisms associated with intrauterine devices. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 173 patients with intrauterine device-associated actinomyces- like organisms detected on Pap smear was performed. The patients were managed by IUD removal with or without antibiotic therapy, antibiotic therapy alone, or no treatment at all. Results: The success rate as reflected in negative follow-up smear was 100% for IUD removal combined with antibiotics, 97.4% for IUD removal alone, and 36.8% for antibiotics therapy alone. Conclusions: The best way to manage intrauterine device-associated actinomyces-like organisms is removal of the device with or without antibiotics. PMID:18475332

  13. A Case of Ovarian Actinomycosis

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    Nishikawa, Akira; Akutagawa, Noriyuki; Fujimoto, Takashi; Teramoto, Mizue; Kudo, Ryuichi

    2003-01-01

    Background: Pelvic actinomycosis is uncommon and often presents as a complication of an intrauterine device (IUD). A diagnosis of actinomycosis can be made from the finding of sulfur granules within inflammatory exudate on histologic examination after surgery. However, it may be possible to diagnose actinomycosis before surgery by finding Actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smears. Case: A 41-year-old woman had been diagnosed as having a pelvic abscess, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. She had been an IUD user for 6 years. Actinomyces-like organisms were detected in her previous Papanicolaou cervical smears. If the patient had been treated when the Actinomyces-like organisms were detected by Papanicolaou smears, the serious ovarian actinomycosis might have been avoided. Conclusion: We suggest that routine cervical examinations are important for women who are IUD users. PMID:15022879

  14. Actinomycetes and the IUD: an update.

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    Gupta, P K; Erozan, Y S; Frost, J K

    1978-01-01

    To date, actinomycetes have been identified in 540 vagino-pancervical (Fast) smears from 520 women. In each case, a foreign body has been present, usually an IUD (517 cases). The Dalkon Shield preponderates, perhaps reflecting physician preference at the center. IUD usage duration has varied from 6 weeks to 13 years. Approximately 25% of symptomatic IUD users requesting treatment have cytologic evidence of actinomycetes. The preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycetes was suggested in most cases based on cytologic evidence alone. Immunofluorescent studies have been performed in 266 cases with species-specific antisera, and Actinomyces israelii identified in 250. Protozoal organisms in the Fast smears have been noted in 8 cases (1.5%) and are commonly intimately associated with Actinomyces. It is agreed that the oropharnyx serves as the possible source of lower genital tract Actinomyces infection. In such cases, IUD removal and antibiotic treatment are recommended.

  15. Cutaneous fistula due to pulmonary actinomycosis in a Mapuche girl.

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    Briceño, Gaston; Guzman, Pablo; Schafer, Fabiola

    2013-01-01

    Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces. Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare infection in children, and its extension into the chest wall is infrequently reported. We report a case of pulmonary actinomycosis in a 14-year-old girl of Mapuche descent who presented with chronic respiratory symptoms and multiple discharging skin sinuses on her right lower chest wall. The diagnosis was made by skin biopsy, which showed sulfur granules with actinomyces colonies. She was successfully treated with intravenous ceftriaxone and penicillin G for 6 weeks, followed by oral amoxicillin for 6 months. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. [Genital actinomycosis, following insertion of intra-uterine device (IUD) -- possibilities for prevention (author's transl)].

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    Szabo, L G; Esztergaly, S; Dzvonyar, I

    1981-01-01

    Occurrence of actinomyces infection, following IUD insertion, was observed by the authors in two cases. A pathogenetic role has been positively ascribed to the IUD. In one case, actinomycosis was histologically confirmed on a surgically removed and accompanied by severe tuberculoid tissue reaction. In the second case, actinomyces colonies were recorded and identified from the IUD which had been removed for adnexitis. Good success was obtained by early medication. Prevention and early detection will be possible by vaginal smears prior to insertion of an IUD and with the latter in place, after some time, as well as by testing the IUD proper for actinomycosis, after its removal.

  17. [Actinomycosis of the minor pelvis associated with prolonged use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD)].

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    Durdević, S; Vejnović, T; Novakov, A

    1993-01-01

    Pelvic actinomycosis is a rare disorder caused by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria Actinomyces Israeli, and it is commonly associated with the prolonged use of IUD. The authors present two cases of pelvic actinomycosis in patients who used IUD for prolonged periods of time (eight and fourteen years). The diagnostic procedure in both cases lasted long and the definite diagnosis was made only after the pathohistological examination of the material taken during the surgical treatment. Actinomyces Israeli should be considered as one of the causes of the diagnosed pelvic inflammation especially when it is associated with the prolonged use of IUD.

  18. Abdominal and endometrial actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine device.

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    O'Brien, P. K.

    1975-01-01

    Actinomycotic endometrial infection associated with an intrauterine device (IUD) complicated chronic abdominal inflammatory disease in a 28-year-old woman. Colonies of organisms with morphologic resemblance to and staining reactions of Actinomyces israelii were observed in tissue adherent to the IUD and in inflamed omental and pericolic tissues. However, the organism could not be cultured. Because intact tissues are resistant to actinomyces it is likely that the IUD created an environment favouring the establishment and growth of the organism. Images FIG. 1 FIG. 2 PMID:1116090

  19. Effects of amine fluoride on biofilm growth and salivary pellicles

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    Van der Mei, HC; Engels, E; de Vries, Jacob; Busscher, HJ

    2008-01-01

    The amine fluoride (AmF) N'-octadecyltrimethylendiamine-N, N,N'-tris(2-ethanol)-dihydrofluoride is a cationic antimicrobial which can have beneficial effects on plaque formation. Here, we determine changes in pellicle and bacterial cell surface properties of the strains Actinomyces naeslundii HM1, S

  20. Identification of organic acids in Cichorium intybus inhibiting virulence-related properties of oral pathogenic bacteria

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    Papetti, A.; Mascherpa, D.; Carazzone, C.; Stauder, M.; Spratt, D.A.; Wilson, M.; Pratten, J.; Ciric, L.; Lingström, P.; Zaura, E.; Weiss, E.; Ofek, I.; Signoretto, C.; Pruzzo, C.; Gazzani, G.

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    The low molecular mass (LMM) extract of Cichorium intybus var. silvestre (red chicory) has been shown to inhibit virulence-linked properties of oral pathogens including Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces naeslundii and Prevotella intermedia. In the present study HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS2 was used to investiga

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  2. Spinal actinomycosis: A rare disease

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    Dua Rakesh

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Actinomycosis is an indolent, slowly progressive infection caused by Actinomyces species. Of human actinomycosis, the spinal form is rare and actinomycosis-related spinal neurological deficit is uncommon. We report two cases with cervical and dorsal actinomycosis and one of them with spinal neurological deficit.

  3. Identification of organic acids in Cichorium intybus inhibiting virulence-related properties of oral pathogenic bacteria

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    Papetti, A.; Mascherpa, D.; Carazzone, C.; Stauder, M.; Spratt, D.A.; Wilson, M.; Pratten, J.; Ciric, L.; Lingström, P.; Zaura, E.; Weiss, E.; Ofek, I.; Signoretto, C.; Pruzzo, C.; Gazzani, G.

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    The low molecular mass (LMM) extract of Cichorium intybus var. silvestre (red chicory) has been shown to inhibit virulence-linked properties of oral pathogens including Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces naeslundii and Prevotella intermedia. In the present study HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS2 was used to

  4. A case of isolated hepatic actinomycosis causing right pulmonary empyema

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    Gonenc Kocabay; Atahan Cagatay; Haluk Eraksoy; Betul Tiryaki; Aydin Alper; Semra Calangu

    2006-01-01

    @@ The clinical picture of actinomycosis was first described in 1878.1 Actinomvcosis agents are found in the natural flora of the oral cavity, upper gastrointestinal system and female genital systems.Actinomyces israelii is usually responsible for the infections and causes chronic suppurative and granulomatous infections.1 The most common disease form is cervicofascial infection.

  5. Sequence of oral bacterial co-adhesion and non-contact brushing

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    van der Mei, H. C.; Rustema-Abbing, M.; Bruinsma, G. M.; Gottenbos, B.; Busscher, H. J.

    Non-contact plaque removal offers advantages in interproximal spaces, fissures, and pockets. It requires the generation of strong fluid flows and the inclusion of air bubbles to become effective. A pair of co-adhering streptococci and actinomyces has been used previously to demonstrate non-contact

  6. Treatment of cervicofacial actinomycosis: a report of 19 cases and review of literature

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    Moghimi, M.; Salentijn, E.; Debets-Ossenkop, Y.; Karagozoglu, K.H.; Forouzanfar, T.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by the Actinomyces genus. Orocervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of the disease, seen in up to 55% of cases. All forms of actinomycosis are treated with high doses of intravenous penicillin G over two t

  7. The effect of antibacterial monomer MDPB on the growth of organisms associated with root caries.

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    Yoshikawa, Kazushi; Clark, Douglas T; Brailsford, Susan R; Beighton, David; Watson, Timothy F; Imazato, Satoshi; Momoi, Yasuko

    2007-05-01

    MDPB, 12-methacryloyloxydodecylpyridinium bromide, was tested for its ability to inhibit the growth of organisms associated with active root caries lesions and to modify the growth characteristics of these organisms at sub-MICs. MICs and MBCs of MDPB for independent isolates (n=5) of the following taxa: Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus salivarius, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces gerensceriae, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Lactobacillus spp., and Candida albicans were determined, and the effects at sub-MIC on microbial growth kinetics were assessed. All isolates were sensitive to inhibition by MDPB. The median MICs and MBCs of MDPB for these organisms were in the range of 3.13 to 25.0 microg/ml and 6.25 to 50.0 microg/ml, respectively. As for the influence of pH, inhibition was sensitive to acidic pH. Even at sub-MICs, the growth of all strains, measured as cell yield and doubling time, was significantly reduced. Based on the results of this study, MDPB exhibited the potential to inhibit the growth of microbiota associated with active root caries lesions.

  8. Effect of culture medium on acid production from sorbitol by oral bacteria.

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    Kalfas, S; Edwardsson, S

    1990-08-01

    The fermentation of sorbitol or glucose and the acid production by strains belonging to the genera Actinomyces, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus isolated from the predominant sorbitol-fermenting human dental plaque flora were studied in cultures in complex or defined bacteriologic broths and in saliva-based broth. The growth yields of Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in the saliva-based media and of Actinomyces in the defined broth were poor. Addition of fermentable carbohydrate to the saliva-based broth favored the growth of Streptococcus and Lactobacillus but not that of Actinomyces. The results showed obvious differences in the capacity of oral bacteria to ferment sorbitol between cultures in saliva-based and bacteriologic broths. Lactobacillus failed to utilize sorbitol when saliva was the only source of nutrients. Lower proportions of lactic and formic acids were formed from sorbitol by Actinomyces and Lactobacillus in the saliva-based than in the bacteriologic media. The findings illustrate some mechanisms possibly involved in the interactions between sorbitol and dental plaque flora.

  9. Identification of non-streptococcal organisms from human dental plaque grown on the Streptococcus-selective medium mitis-salivarius agar.

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    Kim, Yeon-Hee; Lee, Si Young

    2015-02-01

    Mitis-salivarius (MS) agar has been used widely in microbial epidemiological studies because oral viridans streptococci can be selectively grown on this medium. Even though the previous findings reported the limited selecting power of MS agar for streptococcus strains, the identities of non-streptococcal strains from human oral samples which can grow on this medium are not clear yet. In this study, we identified non-streptococcal organisms grown on MS agar plates by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene. Eighty bacterial colonies on MS plates were isolated from plaque samples, and bacterial identification was achieved with the rapid ID 32 Strep system and mini API reader. The bacterial colonies identified as non-streptococci by the API system were selected for further identification. The 16S rRNA gene was amplified by PCR and verified using DNA sequencing analysis for identification. Sequences were compared with those of reference organisms in the genome database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST). Among the 11 isolated non-streptococcal strains on MS plates, 3 strains were identified as Actinomyces naeslundii, 7 strains were identified as Actinomyces oris and 1 strain were identified as Actinomyces sp. using Blastn. In this study, we showed that some oral Actinomyces species can grow on Streptococcus-selective MS agar plates. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. [Pelvic actinomycosis in IUD wearers. A case report].

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    Di Capua, F

    1994-01-01

    The author describes a case of pelvic actinomyces in woman using intrauterine contraceptive device, in support of frequent association on two conditions. The woman was treated by surgery. Moreover, the author underlines the difficulty in diagnosis, which explains the frequent recourse to surgery.

  11. Abdominal manifestations of actinomycosis in IUD users.

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    Asuncion, C M; Cinti, D C; Hawkins, H B

    1984-08-01

    The use of an intrauterine device (IUD) is associated with the presence of actinomyces in the female genital tract. Since IUD use is currently so prevalent, IUD-related pelvic inflammatory disease occasionally spreads to the rest of the abdomen. Two patients with abdominal actinomycosis in association with an IUD illustrate the problem; we review the general problem.

  12. [A case of pelvic actinomycosis in a woman as a complication of long-term IUD use].

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    Barwijuk, A J; Czekanowski, R

    1994-04-01

    The authors present the subsequent case of pelvic actinomycosis which occurred in woman who was using an intrauterine device for 6 years. Because of diversity of opinion, on the base of literature and own experience we propose the management of IUD users with actinomyces.

  13. Treatment of cervicofacial actinomycosis: a report of 19 cases and review of literature

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    Moghimi, M.; Salentijn, E.; Debets-Ossenkop, Y.; Karagozoglu, K.H.; Forouzanfar, T.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by the Actinomyces genus. Orocervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of the disease, seen in up to 55% of cases. All forms of actinomycosis are treated with high doses of intravenous penicillin G over two t

  14. Ensaios de micologia

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    Octavio de Magalhães

    1946-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores estudam as micoses produzidas principalmente por microsifonados em homens e animais, no Estado de Minas Gerais. Estudam as seguintes espécies: I - "Actinomyces bovis". II - "Actinomyces brasiliensis". III - "Proactinomyces asteroides var. decolor". Descrevem também um caso de micetoma podal, por "Monosporium apiospermum" e dois casos de pseudo micetoma: O primeiro, na face, pelo "Rhinocladium Beurmanni eo segundo, nos braços, pelos sáis de cálcio. Relatam as noções fundamentais sôbre granulomas actinomicóticos e descrevem as propriedades culturais das espécies. Dão um resumo das observações clínicas com as respectivas origens.The authors study the mycosis produced principally by microsiphonades in man and animals, in the State of Minas Gerais. The following species are studied: I - "Actinomyces bovis". II - "Actinomyces brasiliensis". III - "Proactinomyces asteroides var. decolor". They also describe a case of foot-mycetoma (Madura-foot by "Monosporium apiospermum" and two cases of pseudo mycetoma: The first, on the cheeck, by "Rhinocladium Beurmanni" and the second, on teh arms, by calcium salts. They relate the fundamental notions on actinomicotic granules and describe the cultural properties of the species. They give a summary of clinical observations with their respective origins.

  15. Treatment of cervicofacial actinomycosis: a report of 19 cases and review of literature

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    Moghimi, M.; Salentijn, E.; Debets-Ossenkop, Y.; Karagozoglu, K.H.; Forouzanfar, T.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by the Actinomyces genus. Orocervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of the disease, seen in up to 55% of cases. All forms of actinomycosis are treated with high doses of intravenous penicillin G over two

  16. Pyelonephritis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii in a child with pyeloureteral junction obstruction.

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    Pajkrt, D.; Simoons - Smit, A.M.; Savelkoul, P.H.M.; Hoek, van den J.; Hack, WW; Furth, van A.M.

    2003-01-01

    Reported here is the case of a 5-year old boy with a pyeloureteral junction (PUJ) obstruction and pyelonephritis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii, an Actinomyces-like organism. Pyelonephritis or any other urinary tract infection caused by Actinobaculum schaalii has not been described in children

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    implanted into athymic nude mice for evaluation of solid tumor responses in vivo. In addition the following microorganisms were studied: Bacillus ...including Staphylococcus, a-hemolytic Streptococcus, Actinomyces, and Candida species. , 12% 0.1 % ° F R 3 R2 R3 .0 E R5:2 % R5: 32

  18. Health hazards of municipal-waste disposal. Microbiological and medical knowledge available for primary and secondary preventive action to avoid health hazards during disposal and recycling of municipal wastes, especially biowastes. Papers. Gesundheitsrisiken bei der Entsorgung kommunaler Abfaelle. Mikrobiologische und medizinische Grundlagen der Primaer- und Sekundaerpraevention von Gesundheitsstoerungen bei der Sammlung und Aufbereitung von kommunalen Abfaellen - insbesondere Bioabfaellen. Beitraege

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    Little is known so far about the concentrations of germs and bacteria released to the air during waste disposal and recycling processes and about microorganisms which develop during biowaste composting. Some of these typical germs are assumed to be infectious and pathogenic, and thermophilic actinomyces which are known to cause exogenous allergic alveolitis must be expected. The introduction of suitable preventive measures requires an exact knowledge of the exposure to infection and of the health hazards involved. The preliminary results of a pilot project within the framework of the BMFT work and technology project are introduced, i.e. assessment of the exposure to microorganisms by the types and concentrations which occur in typical waste disposal and recycling workplaces, methodical evaluation of occupational exposure, development of proposals for occupational safety and health, and development of immunological methods for the early detection of thermophilic actinomyces sensitization. (vhe)

  19. [Pulmonary actinomycosis and tuberculosis. A comorbidity pediatric case].

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    Bisero, Elsa D; Luque, Graciela F; Rizzo, Cristina N; Zapata, Alejandra E; Cuello, María S

    2016-08-01

    Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative infection, produced by anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria or microaerobic Actinomyces species. It is rare in children and adolescents and it is more common in immunocompromised. Mycobacterium tuberculosis collaborates on the development of the disease. Pulmonary involvement appears as a picture of chronic condensation that does not improve with conventional antibiotic treatment. Classic complications affecting the thoracic wall with drainage in «sulfur granule» and fistulization are described less frequently nowadays. The diagnosis is a real challenge and it is set by using the isolation of species of Actinomyces. The treatment of choice for all clinical forms of the disease is the prolonged use of antibiotics. to present a pediatric case of comorbidity between tuberculosis and actinomycosis and to highlight the importance of diagnostic suspicion of actinomycosis in the presence of all chronic suppurative processes. Sociedad Argentina de Pediatría.

  20. Analysis of phosphate-accumulating organisms cultivated under different carbon sources with polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis assay

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    YU Shui-li; LIU Ya-nan; JING Guo-lin; ZHAO Bing-jie; GUO Si-yuan

    2005-01-01

    To investigate the microbial communities of microorganisms cultivated under different carbon sources, three sequencing batch reactors were operated. They were supplied with sewage, glucose and sodium acetate as carbon sources respectively and showed high phosphorus removal performance. The results of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis(DGGE) of polymerase chain reaction-amplified (PCR) 16S rDNA fragments demonstrated that β-protebacteria, Actinomyces sp. and γ-protebacteria only exited in 1 # reactor. The microbiological diversity of 1 # reactor exceeded the other two reactors. Flavobacterium, Bacillales, Actinomyces, Actinobacteridae and uncultured bacteria(AF527584, AF502204, AY592749, AB076862, AJ619051, AF495454 and AY133070) could be detected in the biological phosphorus removal reactors.

  1. Antimicrobial Activity of Diterpenes from Viguiera arenaria against Endodontic Bacteria

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    Carlos H. G. Martins

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Six pimarane-type diterpenes isolated from Viguiera arenaria Baker and two semi-synthetic derivatives were evaluated in vitro against a panel of representative microorganisms responsible for dental root canal infections. The microdilution method was used for the determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC against Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella nigrescens, Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella buccae, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Bacteroides fragilis, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces viscosus, Peptostreptococcus micros, Enterococcus faecalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. The compounds ent-pimara-8(14,15-dien-19-oic acid, its sodium salt and ent-8(14,15-pimaradien-3β-ol were the most active, displaying MIC values ranging from 1 to 10 μg mL-1. The results also allow us to conclude that minor structural differences among these diterpenes significantly influence their antimicrobial activity, bringing new perspectives to the discovery of new chemicals for use as a complement to instrumental endodontic procedures.

  2. Effect of heated waters on biocenosis of the moderately polluted Narew River: microbiological characteristics

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    Godlewska-Lipowa, W.A.

    1976-01-01

    Studies on the density and biomass of bacteria, cellulolytic bacteria and actinomyces were carried out in the 113-km-long sector of the Narew River from Ostroleka down to the Zegrzynski Dam Reservoir. Heterotrophic activity of microflora on cellulose and index of fecal pollution were determined. The number and biomass of bacteria in the Narew River remained, before (1973) and after the setting in motion of the Power Plant-B at Ostroleka (1973), at a stable level with only very slight oscillations. In 1973 the values of the index of fecal pollution and of actinomyces were slightly higher than in 1972. This refers also to the number and activity of cellulolytic bacteria. The values of the organic matter destruction in 1973 were many times higher than in 1972. It seems that this comes in result of a cumulative effect of a slightly higher water temperature and simulataneous water contamination.

  3. [Unavoidable surgical intervention in two women with severe actinomycosis during IUD use].

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    Bergenhenegouwen, L A; de Haan, H H; Sijbrandij, E S; Groeneveld, P H

    2003-11-29

    Extensive abdominal infections with Actinomyces were diagnosed in two women aged 35 and 33 years respectively, who suffered from the nonspecific symptoms fever and abdominal pain. These infections occur more often in women with an intrauterine device. Development of an abdominal mass with ureter or bowel obstruction may cause hydronephrosis and mechanical ileus. The patients underwent a laparotomy and a double-J catheter was inserted, which could be removed later on (temporary stoma). Treatment included high-dose penicillin i.v. followed by oral amoxicillin. Both patients recovered. It may be difficult to establish this diagnosis: the first patient was diagnosed by histopathological examination, in the second Actinomyces had been found in a routine cervical smear a few years earlier.

  4. Abdominal actinomycosis associated with intrauterine device: CT features.

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    Laurent, T; de Grandi, P; Schnyder, P

    1996-01-01

    Abdominal actinomycosis is a severe and progressive peritoneal infection, due to an anerobic gram-positive bacterium, Actinomyces israelii. The presence of a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD) is a well-known risk factor in young women. We report two cases of pelviperitoneal actinomycosis appearing in two young women with acute low abdominal pain. Abdominal CT demonstrated multiple solid or encapsulated peritoneal masses with marked contrast enhancement and infiltration of the adjacent mesenteric fat. Laparoscopy confirmed the presence of intraperitoneal abscesses which contained Actinomyces israelii. High doses of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentine) were given and following CT scan after 2 and 6 weeks showed a slow, but complete, resolution of the lesions. Although the radiologic presentation of actinomycosis is nonspecific, the diagnosis should be raised in the presence of pseudotumoral mesenteric infiltration, particularly in young women with an IUD. Abdominal CT is a useful method for diagnosis and for follow-up.

  5. Retroperitoneal fibrosis and obstructive uropathy due to actinomycosis: case report of a treatment approach.

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    Yagmurdur, Mahmut Can; Akbulut, Sami; Colak, Aysel; Aygun, Cem; Haberal, Mehmet

    2009-01-01

    An actinomycotic retroperitoneal infection usually occurs in the presence of an intrauterine device (IUD). It can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and diffuse retroperitoneal fibrosis. A 39-year-old patient was admitted to the emergency unit with left flank pain. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed bilateral hydroureteronephrosis and a retroperitoneal malignant mass. Other tumors were excluded with a colonoscopy and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Results of a fine needle aspiration biopsy showed fibrosis compatible with retroperitoneal mesenteritis. Double-J stents were placed in both ureters, and immunosuppressive therapy was started. The patient had clinical and radiologic responses to the therapy. A bilateral ureterolysis and sigmoid colon resection were done. The pathology report showed fibrosis and Actinomyces israelii infection. Parenteral and oral penicillins were administered. The probability of an Actinomyces infection in patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis should be kept in mind, especially in cases in which the patient has an intrauterine device.

  6. [Pelvic actinomycosis in menopausal patient, case review].

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    Treviño Salinas, Emilio Modesto; Martínez Palones, José María; Pérez Benavente, Ma Asunción; Xercavins Montosa, Jordi

    2003-10-01

    Pelvic actinomycosis is a granulomatous chronic illness due to anaerobic, gram-positive, branching filamentous bacteria (Actinomyces israelii), this and other species of actinomyces occur in the normal flora of the gastrointestinal and genital tract in humans. Infection is associated in women using an IUD (Intrauterine device) for long periods and it has the characteristic of simulate malignant diseases causing most of the times wrong preoperative diagnosis. We analyzed a postmenopausal patient who was treated surgically without specific diagnosis, then by anatomo-pathologic study of the specimen the result was actinomycosis. The main purpose to obtain the correct preoperative diagnosis is because we have to use antibiotics in the treatment and it may reduce the frequency of radical surgeries.

  7. Bacterial colonization during de novo plaque formation.

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    Ramberg, Per; Sekino, Satoshi; Uzel, Naciye Guzin; Socransky, Sigmund; Lindhe, Jan

    2003-11-01

    To determine microbial changes that occur during plaque formation in a dentition free of gingival inflammation. Ten subjects were recruited. The study included one preparatory period (2 weeks) and a plaque accumulation period (4 days). The volunteers exercised proper tooth cleaning methods, were scaled and received repeated professional mechanical tooth cleaning during the preparatory period. During the plaque accumulation period, the participants abstained from plaque control measures. Plaque was scored on the approximal surfaces of maxillary and mandibular premolars on Days 0, 1, 2 and 4 using a scale from 0 to 5 and according to the criteria of the Quigley and Hein Plaque Index (QHI). Supragingival plaque samples were obtained from the same intervals and surfaces and evaluated using a checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization technique. The mean QHI increased from 0 to 1.6 (Day 4). The total number of organisms on Day 0 averaged 140 x 10(5) and increased to about 210 x 10(5) after 4 days without oral hygiene. The most dominant species on Day 0 were members of the genus Actinomyces. These organisms comprised almost 50% of the microbiota evaluated. None of the Actinomyces species increased significantly during the 4 days. Some Streptococcus species increased significantly over time as well as species of the genera Capnocytophaga, Campylobacter, Fusobacteria and Actinomyces actinomycetemcomitans. In the present investigation, the preparatory phase established a situation with minimal gingival inflammation and close to zero amounts of dental plaque. The Day 0 plaque samples exhibited high proportions of Actinomyces species. During the 4 days of no oral hygiene, there was a small increase in total numbers of organisms as well as a modest increase in the proportion of "disease-associated" taxa such as species of the "orange complex" species.

  8. Influence of Xenobiotic Substances on Actinomycete Comunities in Soil

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    Sulfonylurea herbicides are frequently used in agricultural crops even if they determine quantitative and qualitativechanges in soil microbial communities. In this study it was used increasing doses of two sulfonylurea herbicides,tribenuron-methyl and nicosulfuron, in order to establish their effect on actinomyces communities from soil underlaboratory conditions. Using nutritive gelose with soil extract and Gause medium the main species of actinomyceswere identified: Streptomyces albus, Strep...

  9. Cutaneous actinomycosis: A rare case

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    Metgud S

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Cutaneous actinomycosis is a rare presentation. Here we present a case of cutaneous actinomycosis with no history of trauma or systemic dissemination. The isolate was identified as Actinomyces viscosus by standard methods. The isolate was found to be penicillin resistant by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Therefore, the patient was treated with cotrimoxazole and improved. Thus, this case highlights the importance of isolation and susceptibility testing in actinomycotic infection. The sinuses have healed, and the patient has recovered.

  10. Renal hemorrhagic actinomycotic abscess in pregnancy.

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    Smid, Marcela C; Bhardwaj, Neha R; Di Giovanni, Laura M; Eggener, Scott; Torre, Micaela Della

    2014-02-18

    Actinomyces israelii is a gram-positive, filamentous anaerobic bacteria colonizing the oral and gastrointestinal tracts. Retroperitoneal actinomycotic abscess is uncommon and its rare presentation as a hemorrhagic mass may be confused with malignancy. We present a case of this unusual infection complicating pregnancy. Increased awareness of actinomycotic abscess in the differential diagnosis of renal mass concerning for malignancy is critical to early recognition and treatment of this rare infection and most importantly, avoidance of unnecessary surgical intervention.

  11. Renal hemorrhagic actinomycotic abscess in pregnancy

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    Marcela C. Smid

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Actinomyces israelii is a gram-positive, filamentous anaerobic bacteria colonizing the oral and gastrointestinal tracts. Retroperitoneal actinomycotic abscess is uncommon and its rare presentation as a hemorrhagic mass may be confused with malignancy. We present a case of this unusual infection complicating pregnancy. Increased awareness of actinomycotic abscess in the differential diagnosis of renal mass concerning for malignancy is critical to early recognition and treatment of this rare infection and most importantly, avoidance of unnecessary surgical intervention.

  12. Renal Hemorrhagic Actinomycotic Abscess in Pregnancy

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    Actinomyces israelii is a gram-positive, filamentous anaerobic bacteria colonizing the oral and gastrointestinal tracts. Retroperitoneal actinomycotic abscess is uncommon and its rare presentation as a hemorrhagic mass may be confused with malignancy. We present a case of this unusual infection complicating pregnancy. Increased awareness of actinomycotic abscess in the differential diagnosis of renal mass concerning for malignancy is critical to early recognition and treatment of this rare in...

  13. Antibacterian in vitro determinatíon of Menthostachys mollis (Muña) opposite to oral bacterial stomatological importance

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    Díaz L., Karin; Bachiller en Odontología. Facultad de Odontología, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú.; Moromi N., Hilda; Departamento Académico de Ciencias Básicas,Microbiología. Facultad de Odontología, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú.

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    With the aim to determine the antimícrobial action of the essential oil of Methosthachys mollis (Muña); in design at random one strains standard ATCC of Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus sp, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Actinobacillus actinomicetencomitans and Actinomyces sp, to: Amoxicilina (positive witness), essential oil of Methosthachys mollis and, distilled water (negative witness); to measure the halos of antitmicrobial action. For the mentioned bacteria one found, respectively, in Amoxi...

  14. Unusual multifocal granulomatous disease caused by actinomycetous bacteria in a nestling Derbyan parrot (Psittacula derbiana).

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    Park, F J; Jaensch, S

    2009-01-01

    A nestling Derbyan parrot (Psittacula derbiana) was presented with unusual subcutaneous swellings of the thigh regions, and poor growth. Histological examination revealed actinomycetous bacteria associated with multifocal systemic granulomas. The clinical and pathological findings of the case are presented, and some relevant aspects of actinomycetous bacterial infections in mammals and birds are discussed. Although granulomatous disease is encountered at times in avian species, the actinomycetous bacteria (Nocardia and Actinomyces spp.) have rarely been reported in association with multifocal granulomatous disease in birds.

  15. Opportunistic infections following renal transplantation

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    Rao K

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Opportunistic infection is common following renal transplantation. Prompt diagnosis and management can be life saving. Four different types of opportunistic respiratory infections diagnosed at our center during the period of January 1998 to December 2000 are discussed. Of the four cases one had Aspergillus, second had Sporothrix, third had Nocardia and fourth case Actinomyces species. Microbiologist has an important role to play by being aware of such opportunistic infections and helping the clinician to make early aetiological diagnosis.

  16. The resistance and adaptation of selected oral bacteria to mercury and its impact on their growth.

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    Lyttle, H A; Bowden, G H

    1993-09-01

    Selected strains of oral Streptococcus and Actinomyces have been tested for their ability to grow in the presence of mercury. Strains were tested for growth on a semi-defined medium with low mercury-binding characteristics. Sensitivities were initially measured on agar plates, and subsequently, selected strains were grown in broth so that the impact of mercury on the growth characteristics could be determined. Streptococci were more resistant to mercury (5 micrograms/mL to 40 micrograms/mL) than Actinomyces (salivarius, S. sobrinus, and one strain of S. mutans, all of which grew on agar with 40 micrograms/mL of mercury. Two other S. mutans strains were more sensitive, being inhibited by 10 and 20 micrograms/mL mercury. The most resistant Actinomyces was A. naeslundii genospecies 1 (ATCC12104), which grew on medium with 30 micrograms/mL mercury; two strains of Actinomyces were completely inhibited by 5 micrograms/mL. Mercury caused increased lag times and reduced cell density in broth cultures. Enrichment cultures of samples of human dental plaque showed that streptococci were the most resistant organisms that could be cultured on the medium and that these strains could adapt to relatively high mercury concentrations. S. oralis and S. mitis biovar 1 were the most resistant organisms isolated from enriched cultures, growing in broth media with 65 micrograms/mL mercury. Mercury was bound to cell walls and cell cytoplasm of streptococci grown in the presence of mercury.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  17. Effects of Biocontrol Strain E26 on Some Ecological Factors

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    WANG Hui-min; SUN Yan-li; WANG Jian-hui

    2002-01-01

    This study was to evaluate the ecological risk of strain E26 (Agrobacterium sp. ) by detecting its survival in waters and its effects on rhizosphere microorganisms. The data showed that E26 could not be detected in distilled water, tap water, river water, and rainwater after 36, 36, 8, and 9 days, respectively. E26 did not reveal significant effects on the population of bacteria, fungi, and actinomyces in rhizosphere soil and on the root surface of grapevines.

  18. Effect of Lanthanum on Major Microbial Populations in Red Soil

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    CHUHAIYAN; WANGJUNHUA; 等

    2001-01-01

    Pure culture and pot culture experiments were carried out to study the effect of lanthanum(La)on bacteria,actinomyces and fungus,and some microbial physiological groups,nitrifir,azotobacter and phos-phobacteria in a red soil taken form the Ecological Experimental Station of Red Soil,the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Jiangxi Province.LaCl3 was added into media at levels of 0,25,50,100,150,200,250 and 500 mg L-1 in the pure culture experiment ,and into soil samples in porcelain pots before rice growing at levles of 0,6,30,150,300,600 and 900 mg kg-1 dry soil in the pot culture experiment.The populations of the three soil microbes in the pure cultre experiment decreased with the addition level of La,indicating that La was toxic to the soil microbes in pure culture ,and the sensitivity of the 3 major mircrobial types to La was in a decreasing order of actinomyces>bacteria>fungus.In the pot experiment,La had slightly stimulaive effect on soil bacteria and actinomyces when applied at olw concentrations while had inhibitory effect on soil bacteria,actinomyces and fungus at high concentrations.When the concentration of La Was low,soil azotobacter was stimulated slightly while soil nitrifier was stimulated strongly and the maximum increase was up to 50%.When the concentration of La was highy,both soil aztobacter and nitrifier ware inhibited ,and the inhibition of La to the nitrifier increased with La conentration,La added at all the levels had stimulative effect on soil inorgaic and organic phosphobacteria.Among the 4 physiological groups,soil nitrifier was most sensitive to La,so,it migh be reasonble to assume that soil nitrifier was a sensitive indicator for evaluating the biological and environmental effects of rare earths.

  19. Actinomycosis of The Tongue: A Diagnostic Dilemma

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    Aniece Chowdary, Anirudh Kaul, Surinder Atri*

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Actinomycosis is a bacterial, suppurative chronic infectious disease caused by Actinomyces israelli.Actinomycotic infections of the cervicofacial region are not uncommon , however Actinomycosis of tongueis rare. A mass that may mimic both benign and malignant neoplasms can be seen at clinical presentationand may mislead the diagnosis. We report a patient who presented with a tumor like tongue mass causingspeech disturbance and difficulty in swallowing, diagnosed as actinomycosis

  20. [Actinomycosis sub-masseter abscess, simulating a parotiditis. Review of case and revision of literature].

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    Padilla Parrado, M; Aranzana Gómez, A; Jiménez Antolín, J A; García Manríquez, A; Céspedes Más, M; Menéndez Loras, L M

    2003-01-01

    We present one case of a pluripathologic female patient who has developed an submaseterin abscess secondary to an actinomyces mandibular osteomielitis. The initial presentation seems an acute supurative parothiditis. We describe its presentation, evolution, special tests done for its diagnostic, as also the discussion of the type and duration of the treatment. And we include also a differential diagnosis between the two diseases, with a similar form. We do also a bibliographic revision of the few similar cases published.

  1. Susceptibilities of bovine summer mastitis bacteria to antimicrobial agents.

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    Jousimies-Somer, H; Pyörälä, S.; Kanervo, A

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    The susceptibility to 9 antimicrobial agents of 32 aerobic bacterial isolates and to 10 antimicrobial agents of 37 anaerobic bacterial isolates from 23 cases of bovine summer mastitis (16 Actinomyces pyogenes isolates, 8 Streptococcus dysgalactiae isolates, 3 S. uberis isolates, 3 S. acidominimus isolates, 2 Streptococcus spp., 15 Peptostreptococcus indolicus isolates, 10 Fusobacterium necrophorum isolates, and 12 isolates of anaerobic gram-negative rods) was determined by the agar dilution m...

  2. Female pelvic actinomycosis and intrauterine contraceptive devices

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    Faustino R Pérez-López1,2, José J Tobajas1,3, Peter Chedraui41Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Zaragoza; 2Hospital Clínico Lozano Blesa; 3Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain; 4Enrique C. Sotomayor Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guayaquil, EcuadorAbstract: Female genital Actinomyces infection is relatively rare, although strongly related to long-lasting intrauterine contraceptive dev...

  3. Case report: pelvic actinomycosis.

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    Maxová, K; Menzlová, E; Kolařík, D; Dundr, P; Halaška, M

    2012-01-01

    A case of pelvic actinomycosis is presented. The patient is 42-year-old female with a 5 weeks history of pelvic pain. An intrauterine device (IUD) was taken out 3 weeks ago. There is a lump length 9 cm between rectus muscles. Ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histology are used to make the diagnosis. Actinomycosis can mimic the tumour disease. The definitive diagnosis requires positive anaerobic culture or histological identification of actinomyces granulas. A long lasting antibiotic therapy is performed.

  4. Abdominopelvic actinomycosis in three different locations with invasion of the abdominal wall and ureteric obstruction: An uncommon presentation

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    Introduction: Actinomycosis is a rare chronic infectious disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria that normally colonize the bronchial system and gastrointestinal tract in humans. The most common diseases associated with actinomycosis are orocervicofacial, thoracic and abdominal infections involving Actinomyces israelii. Due to its rarity, its various clinical presentations and often-infiltrative characteristics in radiological imaging, it can easily be mistaken for other clinical c...

  5. Genital tract actinomycosis caused by Actimyces israëlii.

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    Quercia, R; Bani Sadr, F; Cortez, A; Arlet, G; Pialoux, G

    2006-07-01

    We report a case of actinomycosis caused by actinomyces israelii, related to the removal of intrauterine device (IUD). Diagnosing actinomycosis is difficult but should be considered in the event of any acute abdominal problems in a woman carrying an IUD. All abdominal organs may be affected. Even with a disseminated infection, the combination of appropriate antibiotic therapy (penicillin G) and surgery ensures a full recovery in most cases.

  6. A Case of Ovarian Actinomycosis

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    Background: Pelvic actinomycosis is uncommon and often presents as a complication of an intrauterine device (IUD). A diagnosis of actinomycosis can be made from the finding of sulfur granules within inflammatory exudate on histologic examination after surgery. However, it may be possible to diagnose actinomycosis before surgery by finding Actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smears. Case: A 41-year-old woman had been diagnosed as having a pelvic abscess, and bilateral salpingo-oophorect...

  7. Pelvic Actinomycosis; the Disease for Which Diagnostic and Therapeutic Delay is Still Being Experienced

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    Actinomyces is a gram-positive bacteria, which presents as a normal flora member at mucosal areas. Because of its unexpected localization, malignancy is the clinical prediagnosis for more than half of the pelvic cases, and unnecessary extended surgery is performed in these patients. In this report, we present a case of a premenopausal woman with an abdominal mass, who had a pre-operative diagnosis of malignancy, but a post-operative histopathologic diagnosis of pelvic Actinomycosis. Although ...

  8. Pelvic actinomycosis in association with an intrauterine device.

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    Garland, S M; Rawling, D

    1993-02-01

    A case of pelvic actinomycosis is described which occurred in association with the use of an intrauterine device (IUD). Initially medical management alone was used, but surgical intervention was necessitated for multiple pelvic abscesses. We would strongly recommend that any IUD be removed should it be associated with actinomyces on genital smears and/or culture. If sepsis is also apparent, IUD removal with use of long-term antibiotics is required.

  9. Short-term failure of IUD removal to alter bacterial flora in a patient with chronic anaerobic endometritis.

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    Monif, G R

    1986-10-01

    A patient with cytological and clinical evidence of IUD-associated anaerobic endometritis was studied with quantitative and qualitative bacteriological techniques. With the exception of elimination of Actinomyces israelii from the deep endocervical/endometrial culture, IUD removal induced minimal qualitative changes in the bacterial flora of the endocervical/endometrial sample during the 35 days the patient was monitored. The interposition of menstruation did not significantly alter either the quantitative or qualitative interrelationship of the bacteria present.

  10. Complete structure of the cell surface polysaccharide of Streptococcus oralis C104: A 600-MHz NMR study

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    Abeygunawardana, C.; Bush, C.A. (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore (United States)); Cisar, J.O. (National Inst. of Dental Research, Bethesda, MD (United States))

    1991-09-03

    Specific lectin-carbohydrate interactions between certain oral streptococci and actinomyces contribute to the microbial colonization of teeth. The receptor molecules of Streptococcus oralis, 34, ATCC 10557, and Streptococcus mitis J22 for the galactose and N-acetylgalactosamine reactive fimbrial lectins of Actinomyces viscosus and Actinomyces naeslundii are antigenically distinct polysaccharides, each formed by a different phosphodiester-linked oligosaccharide repeating unit. Receptor polysaccharide was isolated form S. oralis C104 cells and was shown to contain galactose, N-acetylgalactosamine, ribitol, and phosphate with molar ratios of 4:1:1:1. The {sup 1}H NMR spectrum of the polysaccharide shows that it contains a repeating structure. The individual sugars in the repeating unit were identified by {sup 1}H coupling constants observed in E-COSY and DQF-COSY spectra. NMR methods included complete resonance assignments ({sup 1}H and {sup 13}C) by various homonuclear and heteronuclear correlation experiments that utilize scalar couplings. Sequence and linkage assignments were obtained from the heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation (HMBC) spectrum. This analysis shows that the receptor polysaccharide of S. oralis C104 is a ribitol teichoic acid polymer composed of a linear hexasaccharide repeating unit containing two residues each of galactopyranose and galactofuranose and a residue each of GalNAc and ribitol joined end to end by phosphodiester linkages.

  11. Complete structure of the cell surface polysaccharide of Streptococcus oralis ATCC 10557: A receptor for lectin-mediated interbacterial adherence

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    Abeygunawardana, C.; Bush, C.A. (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore (United States)); Cisar, J.O. (National Inst. of Dental Research, Bethesda, MD (United States))

    1991-07-02

    Lectin-carbohydrate binding is known to play an important role in a number of different cell-cell interactions including those between certain species of oral streptococci and actinomyces that colonize teeth. The cell wall polysaccharides of Streptococcus oralis ATCC 10557, S. oralis 34, and Streptococcus mitis J22, although not identical antigenically, each function as a receptor molecule for the galactose and N-acetylgalactosamine reactive fimbrial lectins of Actinomyces viscosus and Actinomyces naeslundii. Carbohydrate analysis of the receptor polysaccharide isolated from S. oralis ATCC 10557 shows galactose (3 mol), glucose (1 mol), GalNAc (1 mol), and rhamnose (1 mol). {sup 1}H NMR spectra of the polysaccharide show that is partially O-acetylated. Analysis of the {sup 1}H NMR spectrum of the de-O-acetylated polysaccharide shows that it is composed of repeating subunits containing six monosaccharides and that the subunits are joined by a phosphodiester linkage. The {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR spectra were completely assigned by two-dimensional homonuclear correlation methods and by {sup 1}H-detected heteronuclear multiple-quantum correlation ({sup 1}H({sup 13}C)HMQC). The complete {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C assignment of the native polysaccharide was carried out by the same techniques augmented by a {sup 13}C-coupled hybrid HMQC-COSY method, which is shown to be especially useful for carbohydrates in which strong coupling and overlapping peaks in the {sup 1}H spectrum pose difficulties.

  12. Temporal-spatial dynamics of distribution patterns of microorganism relating to biological soil crusts in the Gurbantunggut Desert

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    WU Nan; WANG Hongling; LIANG Shaoming; NIE Huali; ZHANG Yuanming

    2006-01-01

    Biological soil crusts serve as an important biological factor contributing to the sand fixation. This study was conducted to investigate the temporal-spatial variability of microorganism in crusts relating to locations, soil layers of sand dunes and seasons. At moss-dominated inter-dune areas,higher soil nutrient and water concentrations were likely to maintain the microbial activities. Bacteria showed the highest capabilities of settlement and growth in inter-dunes in both spring and autumn. Soil water content reached the highest value in soil crusts in the inter-dune areas, especially in spring. Variations of quantities of actinomyces and fungi basically showed the consistent trend in different locations of sand dunes. With the deepening of soil layers, vertical distribution of quantities of each microorganism group showed different characteristics because environmental factors fluctuated in both spring and autumn. Among different microorganism groups, bacteria were predominant, actinomyces the next and fungi the least in both spring and autumn in all soil layers (0-20 cm). The proportion of bacteria and soil water content were higher in spring than those in autumn in all soil layers (0-20 cm). No consistent trends were found in actinomyces and fungi. The results showed that the quantities of microorganisms were significantly positive correlated with organic matter content,soil water content, total N, total P, available P, available K, pH, electrical conductivity, total salt content,catalase, urease, phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase.

  13. Microbial characteristics of purple paddy soil in response to Pb pollution.

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    Jiang, Qiu-Ju; Zhang, Yue-Qiang; Zhang, La-Mei; Zhou, Xin-Bin; Shi, Xiao-Jun

    2014-05-01

    The study focused on the change of microbial characteristics affected by Plumbum pollution with purple paddy soil in an incubation experiment. The results showed that low concentration of Plumbum had little effect on most of microbial amounts, biological activity and enzymatic activity. However, denitrifying activity was inhibited severely, and inhibition rate was up to 98%. Medium and high concentration of Plumbum significantly reduced the amounts and activity of all microorganisms and enzymatic activity, which increased with incubation time. Negative correlations were found between Plumbum concentrations and microbial amounts, biological activity and enzymatic activities except fungi and actinomyces. Thus they can be used to indicate the Plumbum pollution levels to some extent. LD(50) of denitrifying bacteria (DB) and ED50 of denitrifying activity were 852mg/kg and 33.5mg/kg. Across all test soil microbes, denitrifying bacteria was most sensitive to Plumbum pollution in purple paddy soil. Value of early warning showed that anaerobic cellulose-decomposing bacteria (ACDB) and actinomyces were also sensitive to Plumbum pollution. We concluded that denitrifying activity, actinomyces, ACDB or DB can be chosen as predictor of Plumbum contamination in purple paddy soil.

  14. MLPA diagnostics of complex microbial communities: relative quantification of bacterial species in oral biofilms.

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    Terefework, Zewdu; Pham, Chi L; Prosperi, Anja C; Entius, Mark M; Errami, Abdellatif; van Spanning, Rob J M; Zaura, Egija; Ten Cate, Jacob M; Crielaard, Wim

    2008-12-01

    A multitude of molecular methods are currently used for identification and characterization of oral biofilms or for community profiling. However, multiplex PCR techniques that are able to routinely identify several species in a single assay are not available. Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) identifies up to 45 unique fragments in a single tube PCR. Here we report a novel use of MLPA in the relative quantification of targeted microorganisms in a community of oral microbiota. We designed 9 species specific probes for: Actinomyces gerencseriae, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Candida albicans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Rothia dentocariosa, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguinis and Veillonella parvula; and genus specific probes for selected oral Streptococci and Lactobacilli based on their 16S rDNA sequences. MLPA analysis of DNA pooled from the strains showed the expected specific MLPA products. Relative quantification of a serial dilution of equimolar DNA showed that as little as 10 pg templates can be detected with clearly discernible signals. Moreover, a 2 to 7% divergence in relative signal ratio of amplified probes observed from normalized peak area values suggests MLPA can be a cheaper alternative to using qPCR for quantification. We observed 2 to 6 fold fluctuations in signal intensities of MLPA products in DNAs isolated from multispecies biofilms grown in various media for various culture times. Furthermore, MLPA analyses of DNA isolated from saliva obtained from different donors gave a varying number and intensity of signals. This clearly shows the usefulness of MLPA in a quantitative description of microbial shifts.

  15. Pelvic actinomycosis associated with the use of intrauterine devices. Diagnostic and therapeutic criteria.

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    Surico, N; Tavassoli, K; Porcelli, A; Wierdis, T

    1987-01-01

    The association between IUD use and the occurrence of pelvic infections caused by actinomyces was investigated in 221 IUD users at a University of Turin clinic. Pelvic actinomycosis is chronic and progressive, and diagnostic error and/or inappropriate treatment often lead symptoms to persist for years. Each study participant had a Papanicolaou smear both before IUD insertion and during IUD use. No Pap smear was positive for actinomyces before IUD insertion; however, during IUD use, this microorganism was identified in 30 patients (14%). There was no correlation between infection and socioeconomic status, a history of prior abortion, or IUD size. There was no significant difference between infection rates in nulliparae (12%) and primiparae (14%). Infection was found in 8% of Papanicolaou class I patients and in 15% of class II subjects. The mean duration of IUD use in women with positive Actinomyces vaginal smears was 32.1 months compared with 23.2 months for patients with negative findings. Finally, the risk of infection was higher among acceptors of plastic rather than copper IUDs. These findings confirm the association between IUD use and pelvic actinomycosis; a review of the literature reveals 395 such cases. When actinomycotic infection is discovered, immediate removal of the IUD is necessary and targetted antibiotic treatment should be commenced.

  16. Preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis by clinical cytology

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    Matsuda K

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Katsuya Matsuda,1 Hisayoshi Nakajima,2 Khaleque N Khan,1 Terumi Tanigawa,1 Daisuke Hamaguchi,1 Michio Kitajima,1 Koichi Hiraki,1 Shingo Moriyama,3 Hideaki Masuzaki11Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 2Department of Health Sciences, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3Shimabara Maternity Clinic, Nagasaki, JapanBackground: The purpose of this work was to investigate whether clinical cytology could be useful in the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis.Methods: This study involved the prospective collection of samples derived from the endometrium and the uterine cervix, and retrospective data analysis. Nine patients with clinically diagnosed pelvic actinomycosis were enrolled. The clinical and hematological characteristics of patients were recorded, and detection of actinomyces was performed by cytology, pathology, and bacteriological culture of samples and by imprint intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD cytology.Results: The detection rate of actinomyces was 77.7% by combined cervical and endometrial cytology, 50.0% by pathology, and 11.1% by bacterial culture.Conclusion: The higher detection rate of actinomyces by cytology than by pathology or bacteriology suggests that careful cytological examination may be clinically useful in the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis.Keywords: actinomycosis, cytology, pathology, intrauterine contraceptive device, pelvic inflammatory disease

  17. Eight years with the same IUD.

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    Bonacho, I; Pita, S; Gómez-Besteiro, M I

    1999-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the TCu380A (GYNET 380 IUD) in long-term users for periods of > 5 years and to obtain the incidence of Actinomyces as related to length of use and reasons for removal. The report is a retrospective descriptive study of all the clinical cases (n = 370 patients) at the Municipal Family Planning Centre-SERGAS A Coruña, Spain, of women who had a TCu380A IUD inserted during the period 1988-1989 with a September 1997 cutoff date for data analysis. A total of 271 (73.5%) patients had been using the TCu380A IUD for > 5 years with 100% efficacy. The accumulated incidence of Actinomyces was 5.9% (CI 95%: 3.8-8.9). The highest incidence was found between the second and third year of use. There was no increase in the incidence of Actinomyces after 5 years of use. The most common reason for removal of the IUD was the duration of use of 8 years with the same device (32.3%).

  18. The prevalence of actinomycetes-like organisms found in cervicovaginal smears of 300 IUD wearers.

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    Jones, M C; Buschmann, B O; Dowling, E A; Pollock, H M

    1979-01-01

    The association of Actinomyces with IUD wearers has been widely documented and the possibility of the recognition of actinomycetes-like organisms in routine Papanicolaou-stained cervicovaginal smears has been reported. We conducted a retrospective study of IUD wearers to determine the prevalence and significance of actinomycetes-like organisms found in such smears. Three hundred smears from current IUD wearers were rescreened for actinomycetes-like organisms. Of this group, 200 patients were from a public health family planning clinic, and 100 were private patients. The incidence for the public health group was 25.5% and for the private patient group, 8%. A case history of actinomycosis is included. Findings such as other infectious agents, abnormal cytology and symptoms are also discussed. Although the presence of Actinomyces probably represents an opportunistic infection, the threat of pelvic actinomycosis with serious complications poses a management problem to the clinician when Actinomyces is reported in a routine Papanicolaou smear. Our findings lead us to question the practicality of the earlier recommendations of IUD removal and antibiotic therapy.

  19. Actinomicosis: presentación de un caso y revisión del tema con énfasis en los aspectos orales Actinomycosis in children with emphasis on oral aspects

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    Luis Fernando Gómez Jiménez

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se actualizan los conocimientos sobre actinomicosis y se presenta el caso de un niño con la forma torácica de dicha entidad. La actinomicosis es una infección infrecuente que puede afectar cualquier parte del cuerpo; los Actinomyces son bacilos o filamentos gram positivos que forman parte de la flora endógena de las mucosas en especial las de las cavidades oral e intestinal. Su comportamiento es insidioso pero en oportunidades tiene expresión aguda, fistulización a piel y cicatrización con fibrosis. Los llamados gránulos de azufre son una característica macroscópica del exudado que contribuye al diagnóstico de laboratorio. La infección inicial para la forma cervicofacial suele provenir de la cavidad oral y extenderse a la vecindad o ser aspirada a los pulmones. El tratamiento de elección es la penicilina, inicialmente endovenosa y seguidamente oral por un lapso no menor de 6 meses. Algunas formas requieren manejo quirúrgico. We report the case of a child with thoracic actinomycosis and review this disease. Actinomycosis is a rare infection that can affect any part of the body; Actinomyces are gram positive bacilli or filaments belonging to the endogenous flora of the mUCOUS membranes, specially that of the oral cavity and the intestinal tract. Actinomycosis usually behaves as an insidioUS disease but may ocassionally have acute expressions with fistulization to the skin and fibroUS healing during resolution. The So called sulfur granules are an important macroscopic detail that helps establish the diagnosis. Actinomyces infections usually start in the oral cavity for the cervicofacial form and then spread to contiguous tissues or to the lungs via aspiration. Penicillin is the drug of choice and surgical drainage may become necessary.

  20. Relationship between potassium chloride suppression of corn stalk rot and soil microorganism characteristics

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    LIU Xiaoyan; JIN Jiyun; HE Ping; LIU Hailong; LI Wenjuan

    2007-01-01

    Observations from a site-fixed field trial of 12 years in Jilin Province show that potassium chloride (KC1)application has a significant positive influence on corn stalk rot incidence.Incubation experiments were conducted to study the effects of KC1 and soil extracts on the growth of Fusarium graminearum,the most common stalk rot fungi in this area,and the population changes in rhizosphere fungi,bacteria and actinomyces at different growth stages of corn.The results show that KC1 addition to the potato dextrose agar (PDA) medium could not directly suppress Fusarium graminearum development.Soil extracts from soil samples taken from the field plots with and without KC1 application affected Fusarium graminearum development,with soil extracts with KC1 treatments suppressing Fusarium graminearum development more significantly,compared with that from the KC1-free treatment.These results indicate that soil extracts play a role in the interaction between corn and Fusarium graminearum.Long-term KC1 application may increase the populations of rhizosphere fungi and actinomyces in the early growth stages,while there is no significant difference in the number of bacteria in rhizosphere among the treatments.Also,the populations of rhizosphere fungi are negatively correlated with the incidence of stalk rot in the early growth stages of corn.The sensitive infection stages of pathogen to corn consist of the stages when there is significant difference in the populations of rhizosphere fungi and actinomyces.The change of microorganism populations (especially fungi) in soil may be associated with the incidence decrease and is one of the mechanisms of KC1 suppressing corn stalk rot.

  1. Pulp and plaque microbiotas of children with severe early childhood caries

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    Natalia I. Chalmers

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective: Bacterial invasion into pulps of primary teeth can lead to infection and premature tooth loss in children. This pilot study aimed to explore whether the microbiota of carious exposures of dental pulps resembles that of carious dentin or that of infected root canals. Design: Children with severe early childhood caries were studied. Children were consented and extent of caries, plaque, and gingivitis measured. Bacteria were sampled from carious lesion biofilms and vital carious exposures of pulps, and processed by anaerobic culture. Isolates were characterized from partial sequences of the 16S rRNA gene and identified by comparison with taxa in the Human Oral Microbiome Database (http://www.HOMD.org. The microbiotas of carious lesions and dental pulps were compared using univariate and multivariate approaches. Results: The microbiota of cariously exposed pulps was similar in composition to that of carious lesion biofilms except that fewer species/taxa were identified from pulps. The major taxa identified belonged to the phyla Firmicutes (mainly streptococci and Actinobacteria (mainly Actinomyces species. Actinomyces and Selenomonas species were associated with carious lesions whereas Veillonella species, particularly Veillonella dispar was associated with pulps. Other bacteria detected in pulps included Streptococcus mutans, Parascardovia denticolens, Bifidobacterium longum, and several Lactobacillus and Actinomyces species. By principal, component analysis pulp microbiotas grouped together, whereas those in caries biofilms were widely dispersed. Conclusions: We conclude that the microbiota of cariously exposed vital primary pulps is composed of a subset of species associated with carious lesions. Vital primary pulps had a dominant Firmicutes and Actinobacteria microbiota which contrasts with reports of endodontic infections which can harbor a gram-negative microbiota. The microbiota of exposed primary pulps may provide

  2. Implication of zinc excess on soil health.

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    Wyszkowska, Jadwiga; Boros-Lajszner, Edyta; Borowik, Agata; Baćmaga, Małgorzata; Kucharski, Jan; Tomkiel, Monika

    2016-01-01

    This study was undertaken to evaluate zinc's influence on the resistance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces, fungi, dehydrogenases, catalase and urease. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse of the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn, Poland. Plastic pots were filled with 3 kg of sandy loam with pHKCl - 7.0 each. The experimental variables were: zinc applied to soil at six doses: 100, 300, 600, 1,200, 2,400 and 4,800 mg of Zn(2+) kg(-1) in the form of ZnCl2 (zinc chloride), and species of plant: oat (Avena sativa L.) cv. Chwat and white mustard (Sinapis alba) cv. Rota. Soil without the addition of zinc served as the control. During the growing season, soil samples were subjected to microbiological analyses on experimental days 25 and 50 to determine the abundance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces and fungi, and the activity of dehydrogenases, catalase and urease, which provided a basis for determining the soil resistance index (RS). The physicochemical properties of soil were determined after harvest. The results of this study indicate that excessive concentrations of zinc have an adverse impact on microbial growth and the activity of soil enzymes. The resistance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces, fungi, dehydrogenases, catalase and urease decreased with an increase in the degree of soil contamination with zinc. Dehydrogenases were most sensitive and urease was least sensitive to soil contamination with zinc. Zinc also exerted an adverse influence on the physicochemical properties of soil and plant development. The growth of oat and white mustard plants was almost completely inhibited in response to the highest zinc doses of 2,400 and 4,800 mg Zn(2+) kg(-1).

  3. Effect of Pesticides on soil microbial and enzyme activity

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    WANG Lan; LI Xiao-hui

    2008-01-01

    Objective Pesticides has gain an increasing awareness because of it is becoming a serious environmental problem and come to threaten the health of humanbeing. The effect of five pesticides (zineb, copforce, the mixture of earbendazim and mancozeb, hymexazol) on soil bacteria, fungi, actinomyces, and Five specific enzymes were chosen for investigation (urease, dehydrogenase, invertase, acid phosphates and protease). Methods The enumeration of the soil micro flora was done by the dilution plate method; The enzyme activity was determined by traditional methods. Shannon-Wiener index as well as 16S rRNA-PCR amplification and DGGE fingerprinting was used for detection of shift in microbial community diversity in pesticides contaminated agricultural soil. Results The outcome showed that the microbial diversity was significantly changed after the application of pesticides, the effect of pesticides on microbe had a order from top to bottom:bacteria-actinomyces-fungi. Conclusions Our results indicate that the use of the pesticides hymexazol resulted in an altered soil community structure, in particular for the actinomyces. Invertase was markedly inhibited by hymexazol, zineb, carbendazim and mancozeb and the inhibiting rates were varied between 30.30 % and 21.21%;Urease activity was also inhibited significantly by hymexazol, the inhibiting rate was 37.67%;Protease activity was markedly inhibited by zineb and hymexazol, the inhibiting rates were 27.27 % and 18.18 % respectively; Phosphates activity was inhibited significantly by hymexazol, zineb, earbendazim and mancozeb, the inhibiting rates were range from 22.12 %-3.54 %; Dehydrogenase activity was not significantly affected by pesticides. Meanwhile, the correlation of all indexes were analyzed, the data suggested that all indexes existed certain correlation.

  4. Effect of Lanthanum on Major Microbial Populationsin Red Soil

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    2001-01-01

    Pure culture and pot culture experiments were carried out to study theeffect of lanthanum (La) on bacteria, actinomyces and fungus, and somemicrobial physiological groups, nitrifier, azotobacter andphosphobacteria, in a red soil taken form the Ecological ExperimentalStation of Red Soil, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiangxi Province.LaCl{3 was added into media at levels of 0, 25, 50, 100, 150,200, 250 and 500 mg L-1 in the pure culture experiment, and intosoil samples in porcelain pots before rice growing at levels of 0, 6,30, 150, 300, 600 and 900 mg kg-1 dry soil in the pot cultureexperiment. Thepopulations of the three soil microbes in the pure culture experimentdecreased with the addition level of La, indicating that La was toxicto the soil microbes in pure culture, and the sensitivity of the 3major microbial types to La was in a decreasing order ofactinomyces > bacteria > fungus. In the pot experiment, Lahad slightly stimulative effect on soil bacteria and actinomyces whenapplied at low concentrations while had inhibitory effect on soilbacteria, actinomyces and fungus at high concentrations. When theconcentration of La was low, soil azotobacter was stimulated slightlywhile soil nitrifier was stimulated strongly and the maximum increasewas up to 50%. When the concentration of La was high, both soilazotobacter and nitrifier were inhibited, and the inhibition of La tothe nitrifier increased with La concentration. La added at all thelevels had stimulative effect on soil inorganic and organicphosphobacteria. Among the 4 physiological groups, soil nitrifier wasmost sensitive to La, so, it might be reasonable to assume that soilnitrifier was a sensitive indicator for evaluating the biological andenvironmental effects of rare earths.

  5. Bacterial profiles of root caries in elderly patients.

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    Preza, Dorita; Olsen, Ingar; Aas, Jørn A; Willumsen, Tiril; Grinde, Bjørn; Paster, Bruce J

    2008-06-01

    Culture-based studies have shown that Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli are associated with root caries (RC). The purpose of the present study was to assess the bacterial diversity of RC in elderly patients by use of culture-independent molecular techniques and to determine the associations of specific bacterial species or bacterial communities with healthy and carious roots. Plaque was collected from root surfaces of 10 control subjects with no RC and from 11 subjects with RC. The bacterial 16S rRNA genes from extracted DNA were PCR amplified, cloned, and sequenced to determine species identity. From a total of 3,544 clones, 245 predominant species or phylotypes were observed, representing eight bacterial phyla. The majority (54%) of the species detected have not yet been cultivated. Species of Selenomonas and Veillonella were common in all samples. The healthy microbiota included Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum, Leptotrichia spp., Selenomonas noxia, Streptococcus cristatus, and Kingella oralis. Lactobacilli were absent, S. mutans was present in one, and Actinomyces spp. were present in 50% of the controls. In contrast, the microbiota of the RC subjects was dominated by Actinomyces spp., lactobacilli, S. mutans, Enterococcus faecalis, Selenomonas sp. clone CS002, Atopobium and Olsenella spp., Prevotella multisaccharivorax, Pseudoramibacter alactolyticus, and Propionibacterium sp. strain FMA5. The bacterial profiles of RC showed considerable subject-to-subject variation, indicating that the microbial communities are more complex than previously presumed. The data suggest that putative etiological agents of RC include not only S. mutans, lactobacilli, and Actinomyces but also species of Atopobium, Olsenella, Pseudoramibacter, Propionibacterium, and Selenomonas.

  6. THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM EXTRACT ON MOUTH MICROFLORA

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    Full Text Available Five strains of mouth normal microflora containing staphylococcus epidermidis, streptococcus mutant, lactobacillus acidophilus, Actinomyces viscosos and candida albicans, were isolated and identified then cultured and purified on different media by using routine methods in microbiology. Extract of 3 garlic samples south (Khuzestan, north (Mazanderan and Hamedan garlics, were affected on these microbial cultures using Bauer and Kirby method. The effects were compared with antimicrobial effects of erythromycin. The results show all three used extracts have antimicrobial effects. The extract had a bactericidal effect on bacteria but a fungi static on candida albicans.

  7. Primary omental actinomycosis as a differential diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children. Case report

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    Sergio Castañeda

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous inflammation caused by Actinomyces species. Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare condition, with very low incidence in childhood, and usually associated to trauma or perforation of hollow viscera. We are presenting a case of a ten-year-old boy with omental actinomycosis mimic and appendiceal infection, without a history of trauma or perforation, suggesting a hemmatogen spread. The complete resection of the affected tissue may warrant a cure in spite of a short antibiotic curse.

  8. Forgotten intrauterine contraceptive device - A threat to total hip prosthesis: A case report with review of the literature.

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    Sharma, Sonam; Sharma, Sansar Chand

    2016-01-01

    Primary total hip replacement has become a routine procedure these days. With improvement in surgical techniques and implant designs, the survival rate of prosthesis has increased significantly but unfortunately, prosthetic infections though uncommon continue to be a threatening complication. We present a detailed review of the literature along with a case report of infected total hip prosthesis in a 36-year-old female who had been operated 6 years back. The causative organism was found to be Actinomyces israelii which was related to an infected intrauterine device used for contraception that had been forgotten after being implanted 8 years earlier.

  9. Alleviating Effect of Phenol Compounds on Cucumber Fusarium Wilt and Mechanism

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    YUAN Fei; ZHANG Chun-lan; SHEN Qi-rong

    2003-01-01

    The amount of phenol compounds in the soil increased after adding organic material into the soil. It was found that p-hydroxybenzoic acid, p-coumaric acid and frulic acid alleviated Fusarium wilt of cucumber, the alleviating effect of p-hydroxybenzoic acid was the best, followed by p-coumaric acid and frulic acid. The total amount of bacterial, actinomyces and fungus in high phenol compounds treatment decreased than that of control treatment, while the microorganisms' amount in low phenol compounds treatment increased. Phenol compounds inhibit the growth of pathogen.

  10. [Artificial illness as a result of non-medical use of anabolic androgenic steroids: A case report and a review of literature].

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    Povzun, S A

    2016-01-01

    A 42-year-old female body builder who had used anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) for 18 years to build up muscle mass died from liver rupture. The cause of the latter was multiple abscesses caused by Actinomyces, which developed in the presence of immunodeficiency. The postmortem changes in different organs were due to hormonal imbalance. The paper gives the data available in the literature pertaining to the analysis of the effects of AASs taken in supraphysiological doses on the body and their non-medical application.

  11. 石油污染土壤生物修复过程中微生物生态研究%Microbiological Ecology during Bioremediation for Oil Contaminated Soil

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    姚德明; 许华夏; 张海荣; 郭书海; 马学军; 张春桂; 曲向荣

    2002-01-01

    The analysis on microbiological ecology for four types of oil-contaminates soils showed that the bacteria utilizing the oil as carbon sources increase,wheras the fugi become less .Zooloea and Bacillu are the dominant bacteria ; Mocor and Cunninghamella,and Fursarium are the dominant fungi streptomyces take the superiority among the actinomyces.The anaiysis on esterase activity showed that the microbes above mentioned have abilies of degrading esters. The biodeg radationrates are 55.45%,56.74%,38.37% and 45.19%respectively,after 53 days,the biodegradation rate can be increased by 12.6% when the dominant microbes are added.

  12. Radiographic findings in the thoracic actinomycosis: apropos a clinical case; Achados radiograficos na actinomicose pulmonar: a proposito de um caso clinico

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    Hochhegger, Bruno [Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)]. E-mail: brunorgs@pop.com.br; Haygert, Carlos Jesus Pereira; Antunes, Paulo Sergio Pase [Hospital Universitario de Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Gazzoni, Fernando [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Hospital Sao Lucas. Radiologia; Andrade, Rubes Gabriel Feijo [Instituto de Cardiologia - ISD, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Radiologia; Orige, Samuel [Hospital das Clinicas de Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Cirurgia

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    The chronic infection caused by Actinomyces bacteria can result in a suppurative inflammatory response with generation of granulomas. The most characteristic feature is the contiguous dissemination, without respect the anatomic lines and with fistulating process. The computed tomography shows a non-segmentary disease of air space and in magnetic resonance imaging can have its characteristic spread evaluated, generating low signal in T1 and high signal in T2. We have to consider actinomycosis in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous and neoplasic diseases, avoiding retard in treatment and its characteristic dissemination. (author)

  13. MULTIPLE LIVER ABSCESS BY MIXED BACTERIAL ETIOLOGY: AN UNUSUAL CASE REPORT

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Pyogenic liver abscess is a serious disease, which is potentially fatal if left untreated. In developed countries, pyogenic abscesses are the most common but worldwide, amoebae are the most common cause. We report a 60-ye ar-old diabetic woman with a 2 months history of pain abdomen, 1 month history of high fev er and anorexia who had multiple liver abscess caused by anaerobic Actinomyces species and Enterococcus faecalis and was complicated by peritonitis. Treatment included prompt percutaneous drainage coupled with long-term intravenous administration of Amikacin, M etronidazole and Piperacillin/ Tazobactum. The patient later died due to peritoniti s.

  14. Microbiological indication of municipal solid waste landfill non-stabilization

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    ZHOU Qi-xing; SYLVESTER Runyuzi; YU Ji-yu; ZHANG Qian-ru

    2004-01-01

    Accidental collapse resulted from unstable factors is an important technological problem to be solved in sanitary landfill. Microbiological degradation of organic matters in landfilled solid waste are an important unstable factor. A landfill reactor was thus manufactured and installed to examine quantitative and population dynamics of microorganisms during degradation of landfilled solid waste. It was showed that unstable landfill can be reflected and indicated by microbiological features such as rapidly decreased growth amount of microorganisms, no detection of fungi and actinomyces, and changing the dominant population into methanogenic bacteria and Acinotobacter.

  15. [Microbiological composition of dental plaque using Sprague Dawley rats as an experimental model].

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    Sánchez, F R; Perrone, M; Acevedo, A M

    1990-01-01

    In this study, the microbiological composition of the dental plaque in 12 male Sprague-Dawley rats was determined. Analysis using the light microscope showed the presence of nine colonies which suggested the presence of cocci, (6) diplococci (1) and rods. (2) Five of the bacteria were Gram positive and three were Gram negative. The morphological characteristic suggested the presence of Actinomyces in the case of Gram positive rods; Fusobacterium in the case of Gram negative rods; Neisseria and Veillonella in the of Gram negative cocci and Streptococci for the rest of the colonies. The biochemical characterization of the bacteria suggested the absence of Streptococcus mutans in the dental plaque of this animals.

  16. EFECTO DE LA TEMPERATURA SOBRE LA DEGRADACIÓN DEL HERBICIDA ÁCIDO 2,4-DICLOROFENOXIACÉTICO POR UN CONSORCIO DE ACTINOMYCETALES DE SUELOS AGRÍCOLAS DE MOCHE, TRUJILLO - PERÚ

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    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of temperature on the degradation of 2,4-D herbicide by a actinomycetales consortium of agricultural soils of Moche, Trujillo. There were used artificial culture medium solid and liquid with other mineral salts and 2,4-D as sole carbon source, inoculated with cultures of actinomycetes like Streptomyces and Actinomyces then incubated at 20 °, 30 ° and 40 ° C for 30 days. In the liquid medium was determined by Mohr's method, the ...

  17. Actinomicosis: presentación de un caso y revisión del tema con énfasis en los aspectos orales Actinomycosis in children with emphasis on oral aspects

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    Luis Fernando Gómez Jiménez; Dianelisa De La Hoz Rodríguez; Patricia Rivas Pulido; Miguel Builes; Juan Manuel Alfaro Velásquez

    1997-01-01

    En el presente artículo se actualizan los conocimientos sobre actinomicosis y se presenta el caso de un niño con la forma torácica de dicha entidad. La actinomicosis es una infección infrecuente que puede afectar cualquier parte del cuerpo; los Actinomyces son bacilos o filamentos gram positivos que forman parte de la flora endógena de las mucosas en especial las de las cavidades oral e intestinal. Su comportamiento es insidioso pero en oportunidades tiene expresión aguda, fistulización a pie...

  18. Renal actinomycosis with concomitant renal vein thrombosis.

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    Chang, Dong-Suk; Jang, Won Ik; Jung, Ji Yoon; Chung, Sarah; Choi, Dae Eun; Na, Ki-Ryang; Lee, Kang Wook; Shin, Yong-Tai

    2012-02-01

    Renal actinomycosis is a rare infection caused by fungi of the genus Actinomyces. A 74-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of gross hematuria with urinary symptoms and intermittent chills. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed thrombosis in the left renal vein and diffuse, heterogeneous enlargement of the left kidney. After nephrectomy, sulfur granules with chronic suppurative inflammation were seen microscopically, and the histopathological diagnosis was renal actinomycosis. Our case is the first report of renal actinomycosis with renal vein thrombosis.

  19. Actinomicosis periapical con resistencia a las penicilinas

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    Jotko, C. A.; Iantosca, A. E.; Pólvora, B.; Gagliardi, R. V.; Serrano, V. C.; M. Cattaneo; Solari, E.; Pertino, M. R.; Mele, S.; Giménez, G. L.; Degaetano, S.; Ameri, C.; M. Spina

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    La actinomicosis es una enfermedad comúnmente causada por el Actinomyces israelii, bacteria anaeróbica grampositiva habitante normal de la cavidad bucal. La infección aparece generalmente después de un trauma, cirugía o una infección previa aunque extracciones dentarias, cirugía periodontales e infecciones orales predisponen al desarrollo de esta enfermedad. El tratamiento habitual es la eliminación de la causa acompañado de antibioticoterapia con penicilinas.

  20. Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization (M-FISH) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) to analyze multispecies oral biofilms.

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    Karygianni, Lamprini; Hellwig, Elmar; Al-Ahmad, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization (M-FISH) constitutes a favorable microbiological method for the analysis of spatial distribution of highly variable phenotypes found in multispecies oral biofilms. The combined use of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) produces high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images of individual bacteria in their natural environment. Here, we describe the application of M-FISH on early (Streptococcus spp., Actinomyces naeslundii) and late colonizers (Fusobacterium nucleatum, Veillonella spp.) of in situ-formed oral biofilms, the acquisition of CLSM images, as well as the qualitative and quantitative analysis of these digitally obtained and processed images.

  1. A turning point for natural product discovery--ESF-EMBO research conference: synthetic biology of antibiotic production.

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    Takano, Eriko; Bovenberg, Roel A L; Breitling, Rainer

    2012-03-01

    Synthetic Biology is in a critical phase of its development: it has finally reached the point where it can move from proof-of-principle studies to real-world applications. Secondary metabolite biosynthesis, especially the discovery and production of antibiotics, is a particularly relevant target area for such applications of synthetic biology. The first international conference to explore this subject was held in Spain in October 2011. In four sessions on General Synthetic Biology, Filamentous Fungal Systems, Actinomyces Systems, and Tools and Host Structures, scientists presented the most recent technological and scientific advances, and a final-day Forward Look Plenary Discussion identified future trends in the field.

  2. POJAVNOST AKTINOMIKOZE U CERVIKALNIM OBRISCIMA ŽENA KORISNICA INTRAUTERINOG ULOŠKA

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    Cilj istraživanja. Actinomyces su Gram pozitivne, anaerobne bakterije koje normalno nastanjuju gastrointestinalni trakt. Njihova pojavnost u genitalnom traktu je rijetka ali značajna s obzirom na mogućnost širenja infekcije i izazivanja patološkog stanja poput upalne zdjelične bolesti. Poznata je povezanost aktinomikoze s prisutnošću IUD. Cilj rada je retrospektivna analiza učestalosti pojavljivanja aktinomicesa u citološkim obriscima cerviksa žena s materničkim uloškom i bez njega. Metode. P...

  3. Actinomycosis--an unusual case of an uncommon disease.

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    Petrone, L R; Sivalingam, J J; Vaccaro, A R

    1999-01-01

    Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease caused by organisms of the Actinomyces genus. These organisms are commonly found in the mucous membranes but do not cause infection unless there is disruption of the membranes, as occurs, for example, during dental trauma or abdominal surgery. Use of an IUD is also a risk factor for pelvic actinomycosis. The disease is usually insidious and is often mistaken for other conditions. Treatment of the infection, once diagnosed, is a regimen of long-term antibiotics such as penicillin, clindamycin, and others. Our patient had pelvic and sacral actinomycosis without any of the traditional risk factors for infection.

  4. Real-time PCR for the Early Detection and Quantification of Coxiella burnetii as an Alternative to the Murine Bioassay

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    fluid and tissues of infected animals are at the greatest risk of direct exposure. Indirect exposure results from a highly infective spore-like form...2/4 0/9 0/9 0/9 0/9 9/10 8/9 7/9 2/4 1/9 0/9 0/9 0/9 oral changes, abnormal blood chemistries. Table 3 Exclusivity panel: DNA from the following...14 strains) Feline DNA Rhizobium radiobacter Actinomyces naeslundi Brucella neotame (3 strains) Francisella philomiragia Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  5. 四川康砖茶的微生物研究%Study of microorganism in Kangzhuan Tea in Sichuan Province

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    付润华; 齐桂年

    2008-01-01

    本试验分离、鉴定四川康砖渥堆产生的优势菌,除鉴定出已在其他产区黑茶所发现的芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus sp.)、假丝酵母属(Candida sp.),还鉴定出放线菌属(Actinomyces)、葡萄球菌属(Staphylococcus)和毛霉属(Mucor).本研究可为提高四川康砖茶品质、提高渥堆功效和工艺改进提供参考.

  6. Microbiología de la caries radicular en el paciente mayor Microbiology of the root caries in old patients

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    D Gutiérrez Acero; L Alós Cortés; García Gómez, F.; A González Sanz

    2006-01-01

    La caries radicular es uno de los problemas bucodentales más importantes y que más comúnmente afectan al adulto mayor. La caries radicular es aquel proceso carioso que se produce sobre la raíz expuesta del diente. Los principales patógenos implicados son el Streptococcus mutans, el Actinomyces viscosus y el Lactobacillus acidofilus, que producen los ácidos orgánicos que desmineralizan el cemento y la dentina de la raíz, llegando producir su cavitación. Los cambios que se producen en el medio ...

  7. Effect of the antibacterial agents octenidine and chlorhexidine on the plaque flora in primates.

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    Emilson, C G; Bowen, W H; Robrish, S A; Kemp, C W

    1981-10-01

    The effect of the antibacterial substance octenidine on plaque formation and on oral microflora in eight monkeys fed a sucrose diet was studied. Plaque was obtained from buccal tooth surfaces of premolars and first molars in two quadrants using a swab and a dental carver and examined using culture and fluorescent antibody procedures. A significant reduction in plaque score was observed on the buccal tooth surfaces after daily topical application of 1% solutions of octenidine and chlorhexidine for 7 d; octenidine was more effective than chlorhexidine. Placebo treatment with water was without significant effect. Octenidine and chlorahexidine affected the plaque flora in a similar manner; the proportion of S sanguis increased in relation to baseline levels while the population of Actinomyces, especially the group A. viscous and A. naeslundii, was markedly reduced. S. sanguis showed an inverse relationship to members of actinomyces in response to the action of the antimicrobial agents. Both plaque sampling methods revealed similar changes in bacterial composition as a result of treatment. The data show that octenidine is an effective inhibitor of dental plaque and its antimicrobial and antiplaque properties make it worthy of further studies.

  8. A para-canalicular abscess resembling an inflamed chalazion.

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    Almaliotis, Diamantis; Nakos, Elias; Siempis, Thomas; Koletsa, Triantafyllia; Kostopoulos, Ioannis; Chatzipantazi, Maria; Karampatakis, Vasileios

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    Background. Lacrimal infections by Actinomyces are rare and commonly misdiagnosed for long periods of time. They account for 2% of all lacrimal diseases. Case Report. We report a case of a 70-year-old female patient suffering from a para-canalicular abscess in the medial canthus of the left eye, beside the lower punctum lacrimale, resembling a chalazion. Purulence exited from the punctum lacrimale due to inflammation of the inferior canaliculus (canaliculitis). When pressure was applied to the mass, a second exit of purulence was also observed under the palpebral conjunctiva below the lacrimal caruncle. A surgical excision was performed followed by administration of local antibiotic therapy. The histopathological examination of the extracted mass revealed the existence of actinomycosis. Conclusion. Persistent or recurrent infections and lumps of the eyelids should be thoroughly investigated. Actinomyces as a causative agent should be considered. Differential diagnosis is broad and should include canaliculitis, chalazion, and multiple types of neoplasias. For this reason, in nonconclusive cases, a histopathological examination should be performed.

  9. A Suspicious Pancreatic Mass in Chronic Pancreatitis: Pancreatic Actinomycosis

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Pancreatic actinomycosis is a chronic infection of the pancreas caused by the suppurative Gram-positive bacterium Actinomyces. It has mostly been described in patients following repeated main pancreatic duct stenting in the context of chronic pancreatitis or following pancreatic surgery. This type of pancreatitis is often erroneously interpreted as pancreatic malignancy due to the specific invasive characteristics of Actinomyces. Case. A 64-year-old male with a history of chronic pancreatitis and repeated main pancreatic duct stenting presented with weight loss, fever, night sweats, and abdominal pain. CT imaging revealed a mass in the pancreatic tail, invading the surrounding tissue and resulting in splenic vein thrombosis. Resectable pancreatic cancer was suspected, and pancreatic tail resection was performed. Postoperative findings revealed pancreatic actinomycosis instead of neoplasia. Conclusion. Pancreatic actinomycosis is a rare type of infectious pancreatitis that should be included in the differential diagnosis when a pancreatic mass is discovered in a patient with chronic pancreatitis and prior main pancreatic duct stenting. Our case emphasizes the importance of pursuing a histomorphological confirmation.

  10. [Screening and identification of hemicellulose degrading microorganisms in acid soil].

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    Gu, Wenjie; Xu, Youquan; Xu, Peizhi; Xie, Kaizhi; Lu, Yusheng; Tang, Shuanhu; Zhang, Fabao

    2012-10-04

    The aim of this study was to screen hemicellulose degrading microorganisms. The methods used to screen the effective strains included hydrolysis spot diameter measurement of hemicellulose plate and extracellular enzyme activity. The methods used to identify the strains included culture characteristics, morphological, physiological-biochemical characteristics and molecular biological methods. We isolated 4 actinomycetes (NA9, NA10, NA12 and NA13), 2 fungi (NF1 and NF7) with hemicellulose degrading ability and no antagonistic effect among them. The hemicellulose degrading activity of 4 actinomyces (NA9, NA10, NA12 and NA13) was 217.6, 229.8, 221.1 and 211.8 U/mL. The hemicellulose degrading activity of 2 fungi (NF1 and NF7) was 217.7 and 244.2 U/mL. The hemicellulose degrading activity of complex microbial system was 299.0 U/mL. NA9, NA10, NA12 and NA13 were Streptomyces costaricanus; NF1 was Aspergillus candidus and NF7 was Tarlaromyces flavus. the 4 actinomyces and 2 fungi screened have high hemicelluloses enzyme activity. These strains have good application value and more research value.

  11. Actinomicose da Mama em Gestante

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A actinomicose mamária é doença inflamatória rara, com poucos casos descritos na literatura. Pode ser primária da mama quando resultante de traumas na pele e papila mamária, e, secundária, quando de origem toracopleural. Sua apresentação clínica é variável, devendo ser diferenciada das doenças mais comuns, dentre elas as mastites e também as neoplasias, como o carcinoma inflamatório. Seu diagnóstico é realizado pela cultura da secreção, com a identificação das colônias de Actinomyces sp. Seu tratamento é a drenagem, quando indicada, a antibioticoterapia endovenosa e manutenção oral por tempo prolongado. Os autores relatam caso de abscesso retromamário por Actinomyces sp. em gestante de 12 semanas que apresentava tumoração mamária expansiva na mama esquerda.

  12. [Correlation analysis of nutrients and microorganisms in soils with polyphenols and total flavonoids of Houttuynia cordata].

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    Wu, Dan; Luo, Shi-qiong; Yang, Zhan-nan; Ma, Jing; Hong, Liang

    2015-04-01

    The relationship of nutrients and microorganisms in soils with polyphenols and total flavonoids of Houttuynia cordata were investigated by measuring nutrients, enzyme activity, pH, concentrations of microbe phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) in soils, and determining concentrations of polyphenols and total flavonoids of H. cordata. The research is aimed to understand characteristics of the planting soils and improve the quality of cultivated H. cordata. The soils at different sample sites varied greatly in nutrients, enzyme activity, pH, microbic PLFAs and polyphenols and all flavonoids. The content of total PLFAs in sample sites was following: bacteria > fungi > actinomyces > nematode. The content of bacteria PLFAs was 37.5%-65.0% at different sample sites. Activities of polyphenol oxidease, concentrations of available P and content of PLFAs of bacteria, actinomyces and total microorganisms in soils were significantly and positively related to the concentrations of polyphenols and total flavonoids of H. cordata, respectively (P total flavonoids of H. cordata, respectively (P flavonoids of H. cordata.

  13. ISOLAMENTO, IDENTIFICAÇÃO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUANTO À RESISTÊNCIA AO PH ÁCIDO E PRESENÇA DE SAIS BILIARES DE CEPAS PROBIÓTICAS DE LEITES FERMENTADOS COMERCIAIS

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    Diala Urnau

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi isolar e caracterizar cepas de Lactobacillus e Bifidobactérias a partir de leites fermentados comerciais e analisar sua resistência ao pH ácido e sais biliares. Os microrganismos foram isolados de leites fermentados comerciais através da técnica 'spreadplate' em meio seletivo MRS suplementado com neomicina, paromomicina, ácido nalidíxico e cloreto de lítio. Posteriormente, as cepas foram caracterizadas conforme a coloração de Gram e a prova da catalase. Foi possível identificar através do kit comercial Api 20A os microrganismos Actinomyces israelli, Actinomyces haeslundii, Lactobacillus acidophilus/ jensenii e Bifidobacterium spp 2 e através do kit comercial Api 50CHL Medium foi possível identificar os microrganismos Lactococcus lactis ssp lactis 2 e Lactobacillus paracasei ssp paracasei 1. Foram realizados testes de resistência em pH de 3,0; 2,5 e 2,0 durante 3 e 6 horas e resistência aos sais biliares na concentração de 0,3%. Ambas as cepas foram resistentes ao pH de 3,0 durante 3 horas e 6 horas e aos sais biliares.

  14. The anti-adherence effect of Piper betle and Psidium guajava extracts on the adhesion of early settlers in dental plaque to saliva-coated glass surfaces.

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    Razak, Fathilah Abdul; Rahim, Zubaidah Haji Abd

    2003-12-01

    The aqueous extracts of Piper betle and Psidium guajava were prepared and tested for their anti-adherence effect on the adhesion of early plaque settlers (Strep. mitis, Strep. sanguinis and Actinomyces sp.). The saliva-coated glass surfaces were used to simulate the pellicle-coated enamel surface in the oral cavity. Our results showed that the anti-adherence activities of Piper betle and Psidium guajava extracts towards the bacteria were different between the bacterial species. Psidium guajava was shown to have a slightly greater anti-adherence effect on Strep. sanguinis by 5.5% and Actinomyces sp. by 10% and a significantly higher effect on Strep. mitis (70%) compared to Piper betle. The three bacterial species are known to be highly hydrophobic, and that hydrophobic bonding seemed to be an important factor in their adherence activities. It is therefore suggested that the plant extracts, in expressing their anti-adherence activities, could have altered the hydrophobic nature of the bonding between the bacteria and the saliva-coated glass surfaces.

  15. Partial colpocleisis for the treatment of sacrocolpopexy mesh erosions.

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    Quiroz, Lieschen H; Gutman, Robert E; Fagan, Matthew J; Cundiff, Geoffrey W

    2008-02-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of partial colpocleisis for mesh erosions after sacrocolpopexy. We retrospectively report our surgical management of mesh erosion after sacrocolpopexy. Between 1998 and 2006, we performed 499 sacral colpopexies and treated 21 patients for mesh erosion, including three referrals. Mean (range) time to diagnosis was 10.3 months (1-49). Grafts materials included: Mersilene (13), Prolene (7), and Pelvicol (1). Surgical outcomes were available for 19 patients. Ten (48%) patients were cured by the initial partial colpocleisis, while nine (45%) required a second or third (2, 10%) vaginal operation. All of the second and third vaginal excisions failed. Eight patients had an abdominal excision, and two patients required a second abdominal procedure. The success rate for the first and second abdominal resections was 38% (3/8) and 100% (2/2). Abdominal surgeries had higher blood loss (84 vs 378 cc, p = 0.012) longer hospitalization (outpatient vs 4.2 days p = 0.001), and additional morbidity (18.6%). Potential contributing factors to surgical failure were the presence of Actinomyces and current smoking. We recommend initial transvaginal mesh resection with partial colpocleisis for synthetic mesh erosions after sacrocolpopexy. Vaginal failures may be better served by an abdominal excision. Potential contributors to failure include current smoking and the presence of Actinomyces.

  16. In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Salvia officinalis and Pimpinella anisum against cariogenic bacteria

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    Full Text Available "nBackground and Aim: The microbial cause of dental caries has been proved among its multifactorial etiologies. The prevention and control of dental caries is very critical because of high prevalence and cost especially in high risk patient such as xerostomia. Based on the world attraction to traditional treatment and importance of drug extraction of natural materials and plants, in this in vitro study effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Salvia officinalis and Pimpinella anisum which were very useful in traditional treatment of mouth and teeth disease has been determined against cariogenic bacteria. "nMaterials and Methods: In this experimental study, hydroalcoholic extracts have been prepared from Salvia officinalis and Pimpinella anisum with maceration method. Their antibacterial activity against Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Actinomyces viscosus have been evaluated with broth macrodilution method. Data were analyzed with Mann-Whitney test. "nResults: Minimum Inhibitory Concentration for Salvia officinalis and Pimpinella anisum for streptococcus mutans were respectively 6.25 and 12.5 µg/ml, for Lactobacillus rhamnosus were 1.56 and 12.5 µg/ml and for Actinomyces viscosus were 12.5 and 50 µg/ml. "nConclusion:Both extracts had growth inhibitory effect on all three bacteria. Salvia officinalis had significantly greater effect on inhibition of growth of all three bacteria. Both extracts had bactericidal effect in the range of concentration.

  17. Actinomycosis Presenting as an Abdominal Mass in a Child

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    Rahsan Özcan

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abdominal actinomycosis in childhood period is very rare and a relation to trauma is not well established. Herein we report a case that appeared subsequent to abdominal trauma. A 17 years old boy presented with left lower quadrant abdominal mass and signs of acute abdomen. The symptoms of abdominal discomfort began after a fall from height 3 months before admission. There were signs of acute abdomen at physical examination. Ultrasound of abdomen demonstrated a mass; CT scan findings pointed to a suspicious “internal hernia”. An emergency laparotomy was performed. During surgery, a mass located over sigmoid colon and infiltrating the lateral abdominal wall was found. It was removed en bloc with the adjacent omentum. Except for the thickened sigmoid colon, no other pathologies were present at laparotomy. The pathology specimen revealed the actinomyces infection. The patient was treated with oral penicillin after discharge and the follow-up was uneventful. We advocate, keeping the actinomyces infection in mind in cases presenting with abdominal mass of unknown origin in childhood period.

  18. Influence of oxytetracycline on the structure and activity of microbial community in wheat rhizosphere soil

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    YANG Qingxiang; ZHANG Jing; ZHU Kongfang; ZHANG Hao

    2009-01-01

    The microbial community composition in wheat rhizosphere was analyzed by detecting colony forming units (CFUs) in agar plates. The total CFUs in rhizosphere were 1.04×109/g soil with 9.0×108/g bacteria, 1.37×108/g actinomyces and 3.6×106/g fungi. The 10 dominant bacteria were isolated from wheat rhizosphere and were grouped into genus Bacillus according to their full length 16S rRNA gene sequences. Although belonging to the same genus, the isolated strains exhibited different sensitivities to oxytetracycline. When a series of the rhizosphere soil was exposed under various concentrations of oxytetracycline, the microbial community structure was highly affected with significant decline of CFUs of bacteria and actinomyces (22.2% and 31.7% at 10 mg/kg antibiotic, respectively). This inhibition was clearly enhanced with the increase exposure dosage of antibiotic and could not be eliminated during 30 d incubation. There was no obvious influence of this treatment on fungi population. Among the four soil enzymes (alkaline phosphatase, acidic phosphatase, dehydrogenase and urease), only alkaline phosphatase was sensitive to oxytetracycline exposure with 41.3% decline of the enzyme activity at 10 mg/kg antibiotic and further decrease of 64.3%-80.8% when the dosage over 30 mg/kg.

  19. PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography for profiling of a subgroup of caries-associated bacterial species in plaque from healthy coronal surfaces and periodontal pockets.

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    Tian, Lingyang; Sato, Takuichi; Niwa, Kousuke; Kawase, Mitsuo; Mayanagi, Gen; Washio, Jumpei; Takahashi, Nobuhiro

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    The onset of plaque-mediated disease, including dental caries and periodontal diseases, is highly associated with compositional change of the resident microflora from the ecological perspective. As specific bacterial profiles have been linked to different disease stages, microbial compositional measurements might therefore have great value for clinical diagnosis. Previously we have reported a dry-reagent strip biosensor-PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography, which utilized molecular recognition of oligonucleotides and biotin-streptavidin, and the optical property of colored microspheres, for semiquantifying a five-membered subgroup of caries-associated bacterial species in supragingival plaque from healthy coronal surfaces of teeth. The present study aimed to evaluate this technique's ability to differentiate microflora by comparing the subset profiles. Sixteen subgingival plaque specimens were pooled from periodontal pockets and analyzed for the composition of Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Scardovia wiggsiae, Actinomyces sp. and Veillonella parvula. Detection frequencies, relative abundance of each bacterial species, and the five-membered bacterial profiles were compared between supra- and subgingival groups. The supragingival plaque harbored significantly more of the tested species and higher amount of Actinomyces sp. and V. parvula. In subgingival plaque, the predominance was obscured, since several highly overlapped profiles were found at comparable frequencies. Thus, PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography using the same plaque sample enabled simultaneous profiling of multiple species at species level and facilitated discrimination between anticipated different microflora, making this technique a promising chair-side microbiota profiling method.

  20. Microarray Analysis of the Microflora of Root Caries in Elderly

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    Preza, Dorita; Olsen, Ingar; Willumsen, Tiril; Boches, Susan K.; Cotton, Sean L.; Grinde, Bjørn; Paster, Bruce J.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose The present study used a new 16S rRNA-based microarray with probes for over 300 bacterial species better define the bacterial profiles of healthy root surfaces and root caries (RC) in the elderly. Materials Supragingival plaque was collected from 20 healthy subjects (Controls) and from healthy and carious roots and carious dentin from 21 RC subjects (Patients). Results Collectively, 179 bacterial species and species groups were detected. A higher bacterial diversity was observed in the Controls as compared to Patients. Lactobacillus casei/paracasei/rhamnosus and Pseudoramibacter alactolyticus were notably associated with most root caries samples. Streptococcus mutans was detected more frequently in the infected dentin than in the other samples, but the difference was not significant. Actinomyces were found more frequently in Controls. Conclusion Actinomyces and S. mutans may play a limited role as pathogens of RC. The results from this study were in agreement with those of our previous study based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing with 72% of the species being detected with both methods. PMID:19039610

  1. Research Progress of TCM Medicinal Herbs and Their Active Ingredients in Anti-bacterial Biofilms of Caries%中草药及其活性成分抗龋病细菌生物膜研究进展

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    刘玉梅; 徐静舒

    2015-01-01

    龋病是一种最常见的慢性进行性口腔疾病。中草药与传统治疗龋病的药物(如氟化物)相比有诸多优势,因此,近年来中草药抗龋成为国内外众多学者关注的热点。龋病不是单因素疾病,龋病的发生与变形链球菌、血链球菌、内氏放线菌、黏性放线菌、乳酸杆菌形成的细菌生物膜密切相关。本文就中草药及其活性成分抗龋病细菌生物膜相关研究进行简要概述。%Caries is one of the most common chronic progressive oral diseases. TCM medicinal herbs have many advantages compared with traditional dental drugs for caries (such as fluoride). In recent years, cariogenic TCM medicinal herbs have attracted the attention of many domestic and foreign scholars. Caries is not caused by a single factor. The development of caries is closely related to bacterial biofilms that are formed by streptococcus mutans, streptococcus sanguis, actinomyces inside, actinomyces and lactobacillus. Therefore, this article took a brief overview of TCM medicinal herbs and their active ingredients that inhibit the bacterial biofilms.

  2. Female pelvic actinomycosis and intrauterine contraceptive devices

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    Faustino R Pérez-López

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Faustino R Pérez-López1,2, José J Tobajas1,3, Peter Chedraui41Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Zaragoza; 2Hospital Clínico Lozano Blesa; 3Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain; 4Enrique C. Sotomayor Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guayaquil, EcuadorAbstract: Female genital Actinomyces infection is relatively rare, although strongly related to long-lasting intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD application. An infective pathway has been postulated extending upward from the female perineum to the vagina and cervix. The traumatic effect of the device and a prior infection may contribute to the Actinomyces infection in the female genitalia. This disease is characterized by local swelling, suppuration, abscess formation, tissue fibrosis, tubal-ovarian mass and fistula formation. The infection spreads by contiguity often mimicking the characteristics of a malignant neoplastic process. Currently there is no consensus regarding diagnosis and screening tests, although there seems to be agreement in relation to IUD type, duration, and sexual behavior as major risk factors.Keywords: contraception, intrauterine contraceptive device, pelvic actinomycosis, sexuality

  3. Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants against oral microorganisms.

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    More, G; Tshikalange, T E; Lall, N; Botha, F; Meyer, J J M

    2008-10-28

    Ethanol extracts of eight plant species used traditionally in South Africa for the treatment of oral diseases were investigated for in vitro antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens namely Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces israelii, Candida albicans, Porphyromonus gingivalis, Privotella intermedia and Streptococcus mutans using the disk diffusion method. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of ethanol extracts were determined against these microorganisms using micro dilution. The cytotoxicity and therapeutic index (TI) of selected active extracts were also determined. Out of eight plants, six (Annona senegalensis, Englerophytum magalismontanum, Dicerocarym senecioides, Euclea divinorum, Euclea natalensis, Solanum panduriforme and Parinari curatellifolia) exhibited MIC values ranging from 25.0 mg/ml to 0.8 mg/ml. Gram negative bacteria were found to be more resistant to the plant extracts than Gram positive bacteria, except for Euclea natalensis which inhibited all three Gram negative bacteria tested in this study. All plant extracts showed moderate cytotoxicity on the Vero cell line. The fifty percent inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) of all plants tested range from 92.3 to 285.1 microg/ml.

  4. Divergent pro-inflammatory profile of human dendritic cells in response to commensal and pathogenic bacteria associated with the airway microbiota.

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    Larsen, Jeppe Madura; Steen-Jensen, Daniel Bisgaard; Laursen, Janne Marie; Søndergaard, Jonas Nørskov; Musavian, Hanieh Sadat; Butt, Tariq Mahmood; Brix, Susanne

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    Recent studies using culture-independent methods have characterized the human airway microbiota and report microbial communities distinct from other body sites. Changes in these airway bacterial communities appear to be associated with inflammatory lung disease, yet the pro-inflammatory properties of individual bacterial species are unknown. In this study, we compared the immune stimulatory capacity on human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) of selected airway commensal and pathogenic bacteria predominantly associated with lungs of asthma or COPD patients (pathogenic Haemophillus spp. and Moraxella spp.), healthy lungs (commensal Prevotella spp.) or both (commensal Veillonella spp. and Actinomyces spp.). All bacteria were found to induce activation of DCs as demonstrated by similar induction of CD83, CD40 and CD86 surface expression. However, asthma and COPD-associated pathogenic bacteria provoked a 3-5 fold higher production of IL-23, IL-12p70 and IL-10 cytokines compared to the commensal bacteria. Based on the differential cytokine production profiles, the studied airway bacteria could be segregated into three groups (Haemophilus spp. and Moraxella spp. vs. Prevotella spp. and Veillonella spp. vs. Actinomyces spp.) reflecting their pro-inflammatory effects on DCs. Co-culture experiments found that Prevotella spp. were able to reduce Haemophillus influenzae-induced IL-12p70 in DCs, whereas no effect was observed on IL-23 and IL-10 production. This study demonstrates intrinsic differences in DC stimulating properties of bacteria associated with the airway microbiota.

  5. Divergent pro-inflammatory profile of human dendritic cells in response to commensal and pathogenic bacteria associated with the airway microbiota.

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    Jeppe Madura Larsen

    Full Text Available Recent studies using culture-independent methods have characterized the human airway microbiota and report microbial communities distinct from other body sites. Changes in these airway bacterial communities appear to be associated with inflammatory lung disease, yet the pro-inflammatory properties of individual bacterial species are unknown. In this study, we compared the immune stimulatory capacity on human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs of selected airway commensal and pathogenic bacteria predominantly associated with lungs of asthma or COPD patients (pathogenic Haemophillus spp. and Moraxella spp., healthy lungs (commensal Prevotella spp. or both (commensal Veillonella spp. and Actinomyces spp.. All bacteria were found to induce activation of DCs as demonstrated by similar induction of CD83, CD40 and CD86 surface expression. However, asthma and COPD-associated pathogenic bacteria provoked a 3-5 fold higher production of IL-23, IL-12p70 and IL-10 cytokines compared to the commensal bacteria. Based on the differential cytokine production profiles, the studied airway bacteria could be segregated into three groups (Haemophilus spp. and Moraxella spp. vs. Prevotella spp. and Veillonella spp. vs. Actinomyces spp. reflecting their pro-inflammatory effects on DCs. Co-culture experiments found that Prevotella spp. were able to reduce Haemophillus influenzae-induced IL-12p70 in DCs, whereas no effect was observed on IL-23 and IL-10 production. This study demonstrates intrinsic differences in DC stimulating properties of bacteria associated with the airway microbiota.

  6. Pelvic actinomycosis and usage of intrauterine contraceptive devices.

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    Kelly, J; Aaron, J

    1982-01-01

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is one of the most commonly encountered serious infectious disease entities in gynecology. The past decade has witnessed many advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of PID. It is now evident that such pelvic infections are largely polymicrobial in origin, with major involvement by anaerobic organisms. Salpingo-oophoritis is a part of the spectrum of PID. Included among this group of infections are tubo-ovarian abscesses, traditionally referred to as either gonococcal or non-gonococcal in origin. Within the latter group of infections the importance of anaerobic organisms has also been elucidated. Of particular interest is the reported observation of an increased frequency of salpingo-oophoritis among users of intrauterine devices (IUDs). These reports have noted the specific occurrence of serious pelvic infections due to Actinomyces species, and this will be the topic of the infectious disease conference. Our patient presented with a chronic illness characterized by lethargy, back pain, fever, and anemia; subsequently evaluation disclosed the presence of a large pelvic mass which was confirmed as a tubo-ovarian abscess at surgery. Histological evaluation demonstrated involvement by Actinomyces species. This patient's illness is discussed as a complication of chronic IUD usage with reference to specific management for this emerging problem.

  7. Microbiota saprófita associada à doença periodontal em cães Oral flora associated with periodontal disease in dogs

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    L.M. Domingues

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se um estudo sobre a microbiota saprófita associada à doença periodontal espontânea em cães com o objetivo de identificar as bactérias anaeróbias predominantes nas lesões. Com auxílio de cureta odontológica, amostras colhidas diretamente do espaço subgengival foram semeadas em meio CDC (Central for Disease Control para anaeróbios e incubadas, em anaerobiose, a 37°C, por sete dias. A caracterização das colônias foi realizada por meio da morfologia e do teste bioquímico (Sistema API 20AÒ. Identificaram-se os seguintes gêneros: Prevotella spp., Bacteroides spp., Propionibacterium spp., Gemella spp., Actinomyces spp., Eubacterium spp. e Porphyromonas spp.Anaerobic bacteria associated with spontaneous periodontal disorders were studied. The samples were directly colected from the subgingival space with a odontologic curet, and they were plated in Central for Disease Control culture medium for anaerobic bacteria and incubated in anaerobic conditions at 37°C for seven days. The characterization of the colonies were done by the morphologic study and biochemical tests (API 20A. Prevotella spp., Bacteroides spp., Propionibacterium spp., Actinomyces spp., Eubacterium spp., Porphyromonas spp. and Gemella spp. were identified in the samples.

  8. A Para-Canalicular Abscess Resembling an Inflamed Chalazion

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    Diamantis Almaliotis

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    Full Text Available Background. Lacrimal infections by Actinomyces are rare and commonly misdiagnosed for long periods of time. They account for 2% of all lacrimal diseases. Case Report. We report a case of a 70-year-old female patient suffering from a para-canalicular abscess in the medial canthus of the left eye, beside the lower punctum lacrimale, resembling a chalazion. Purulence exited from the punctum lacrimale due to inflammation of the inferior canaliculus (canaliculitis. When pressure was applied to the mass, a second exit of purulence was also observed under the palpebral conjunctiva below the lacrimal caruncle. A surgical excision was performed followed by administration of local antibiotic therapy. The histopathological examination of the extracted mass revealed the existence of actinomycosis. Conclusion. Persistent or recurrent infections and lumps of the eyelids should be thoroughly investigated. Actinomyces as a causative agent should be considered. Differential diagnosis is broad and should include canaliculitis, chalazion, and multiple types of neoplasias. For this reason, in nonconclusive cases, a histopathological examination should be performed.

  9. 小白菜内生菌的分离及菌核菌拮抗菌的筛选%Isolation of Endophyte and Screening for Sclerotia Antagonistic Bacteria in Pakchoi

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    刘杰凤; 周天; 王颖; 韩寒冰

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    利用选择培养基对茂名市郊区种植的成熟小白菜植株进行内生茵分离,共得到3株内生细菌、5株内生真菌、2株内生放线茵.细菌分属芽孢杆菌属、埃希氏菌属、黄色杆菌属,真菌主要为曲霉属、毛霉属,放线菌分属链霉菌属和诺卡茵属.利用平板对峙培养法筛选出2株内生放线茵及1株内生细菌对植物茵核病菌有强拮抗作用.%Three endophytic bacterial strains, five fungi strains and two actinomyces strains were separated from mature pakchoi plants collected from Maoming suburb by selective media. These strains were preliminarily classified as Bacillus Cohn, Flavobacterium, Escherichia Castellani, Aspergillus, Mucor, Streptomyces and Nocardia. Among the eight isolated genera, two actinomyces strains and one bacterial strain had strong antagonism against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum confront antibiotic culture.

  10. Microbiología de la caries radicular en el paciente mayor Microbiology of the root caries in old patients

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    D Gutiérrez Acero

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    Full Text Available La caries radicular es uno de los problemas bucodentales más importantes y que más comúnmente afectan al adulto mayor. La caries radicular es aquel proceso carioso que se produce sobre la raíz expuesta del diente. Los principales patógenos implicados son el Streptococcus mutans, el Actinomyces viscosus y el Lactobacillus acidofilus, que producen los ácidos orgánicos que desmineralizan el cemento y la dentina de la raíz, llegando producir su cavitación. Los cambios que se producen en el medio oral tienen una relación muy directa con las bacterias de la caries radicular y del biofilm que forman.The root caries is one of most important bucodental problems that affect to the old patient. The root caries is the decay process that produce on the expose root. The principals pathogens relying are Streptococos mutans, Actinomyces viscosus and Lactobacillus acidofilus, that produce the organics acids demineralizating of root cement and dentin producing the cavitation of the root. The changes producing in the mouth have a direct relation with the bacteria and its biofilm.

  11. Effects of controlled-release fertilizer coating residual on soil microbial quantity and enzyme activity%控释肥残膜对小麦各生育期土壤微生物和酶活性的影响

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    刘明; 张民; 杨越超; 程冬冬

    2011-01-01

    为了探明控释肥树脂残膜对土壤环境可能造成的影响,采用小麦池栽试验研究了控释肥树脂残膜对土壤有关微生物数量和酶活性的影响。结果表明,控释肥树脂残膜使土壤细菌和放线菌数量分别相对增加了19.01%~62.87%和17.03%~132.39%,土壤脲酶、转化酶、中性磷酸酶活性分别提高了17.39%~85.71%、31.77%~158.40%、35.14%~189.47%,但对过氧化氢酶活性无明显影响。施肥处理(施肥不施残膜和施肥施残膜处理)显著增加了土壤转化酶和中性磷酸酶活性;但对土壤细菌和放线菌数量、过氧化氢%Effects of controlled-release fertilizer(CRF) resin coating residual on microbial quantity and enzyme activity in soil were investigated in winter wheat experiment.The results indicated that with application of CRF resin coating residual,the numbers of bacteria and actinomyces were increased by 19.01%-62.87% and 17.03%-132.39%,respectively.The activities of soil urease,invertase,neutral phosphatase were significantly increased by 17.39%-85.71%,31.77%-158.40%,35.14%-189.47%,respectively,while the soil catalase activity was not affected.The activities of invertase,neutral phosphatase were improved by applying fertilizer to the soil(fertilizer with and without CRF resin coating residual treatments),however,the amounts of bacteria and actinomyces and the activities of catalase,urease were not changed.The amounts of bacteria and actinomyces and the activities of some enzymes could not be restrained under the condition of applying CRF resin coating residual at the range of 90~360 g/m2 in soil.

  12. 土壤类型对烟田土壤中微生物的影响%Effect of Soil Types on Quantity of Soil Microbe in Hubei Tobacco-growing Region

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    许汝冰; 李进平; 孔文; 李长影; 郭佳; 胡功军; 陈良存; 李晓华

    2013-01-01

    The effect of different soil types on the microbial quantity in tobacco soil was studied.The results showed that the quantity of bacteria and nitrogen-fixing bacteria in yellow-brown soil was higher than that of purple soil.The speed change of bacterial,nitrogen-fixing bacteria,actinomyces and fungus in yellow-brown soil was higher than that of purple soil.In yel-low-brown soil,the speed change bacteria,nitrogen-fixing bacteria,actinomyces and fungus were decreased.The ratio of rhizosphere soil to non-rhizosphere soil bacteria,nitrogen-fixing bacteria,actinomyces and fungus in yellow-brown soil was higher than that of purple soil.The ratio of quantity of bacteria and fungus was also higher than that of purple soil.The ratio of microbial diversity index of rhizosphere soil to non-rhizosphere soil in yellow-brown soil was higher than that in purple soil.%对不同类型的烟田土壤中细菌、固氮菌、放线菌及真菌进行分离,对不同微生物种群进行数量和多样性分析.结果表明,不同类型烟田土壤中,黄棕壤中细菌和固氮菌数量均高于紫色土.黄棕壤烟田土壤中细菌、固氮菌、放线菌及真菌变化速率分别高于紫色土中4种微生物变化速率;在黄棕壤烟田土壤中,细菌、固氮菌、放线菌及真菌变化速率呈现递减规律.黄棕壤中4种微生物根土比之和高于紫色土.黄棕壤中细菌与真菌数量的比值(B/F)几乎都高于紫色土.黄棕壤根际土中微生物菌群多样性指数与非根际土中微生物菌群多样性指数之比高于紫色土.

  13. Effects of cecropin-XJ on growth and adherence of oral cariogenic bacteria in vitro

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    HAO Yu-qing; ZHOU Xue-dong; XIAO Xiao-rong; LU Jun-jun; ZHANG Fu-chun; HU Tao; WU Hong-kun; CHEN Xin-mei

    2005-01-01

    Background Cecropin-XJ belongs to cecropin-B, which is the most potent antibacterial peptide found naturally. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cecropin-XJ on growth and adherence of oral cariogenic bacteria.Methods Four oral cariogenic bacteria (Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Actinomyces viscosus and Actinomyces naeslundii) were chosen for this experiment. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and reductive percent of bacterial growth were used to assay the antibacterial activity of cecropin-XJ. Mammalian cytotoxicity of cecropin-XJ was tested with human periodontal membrane fibroblasts by tetrazolium (MTT) colorimetric assay. The bacterial morphological changes induced by cecropin-XJ were examined on scanning electron microscope (SEM). The influence of cecropin-XJ on bacterial adhesion to saliva-coated hydroxyapatite (S-HA) was measured by scintillation counting.Results The MICs of cecropin-XJ for inhibition of the growth of four bacteria ranged from 4.0 to 42.8 μmol/L with the highest susceptible to A. Naeslundii and the lowest susceptible to L. Acidophilus. At pH 6.8, 5.5 and 8.2, 1/2 MIC of cecropin-XJ reduced the number of viable bacteria by 40.9%, 67.8% and 32.8% for S. Mutans and by 28.1%, 57.2% and 37.9% for L. Acidophilus. The activities against S.mutans and L. Acidophilus increased at pH 5.5 compared with pH 6.8 (P0.05, respectively), whereas almost no reduction counts were detected in the presence of 20% serum for both bacteria (P>0.05, respectively). Mammalian cytotoxicity of cecropin-XJ from 1.0 to 100 μmol/L exhibited no cytotoxicity against human periodontal membrane fibroblasts (P>0.05). Bacterial morphological changes induced by MIC of cecropin-XJ examined on SEM showed cell surface disruption. Furthermore, the ability of A. Naeslundii adhesion to S-HA decreased significantly with MIC of cecropin-XJ for 10 and 20 minutes (P=0.001 and 0.000, respectively), and S. Mutans, A. Viscosus to S-HA decreased

  14. [Reactive and areactive actinomycosis infection of the female genitals and differentiation of pseudoactinomycosis].

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    Horn, L C; Bilek, K

    1995-01-01

    Actinomycotic infections of the female genital tract are rare. In relation of clinical symptoms and therapeutical implications, reactive and non-reactive infections can be distinguished. During a period of seven years we observed five reactive infections. All these cases with tubo-ovarian abscesses (TOA) were seen in women using intrauterine devices (IUD) for 9.8 years on average. 9.1% of all TOA in this period were caused by actinomyces. Ten cases showed a non-reactive infection (colonisation). The frequency was 1.9%. In three cases pseudosulfurgranules (pseudoactinomycotic granules) were identified histologically by PAS-, Grocott-and Kossa-staining). One case showed a bacterial infection of a mucinous cystadenofibroma of the ovary with colonization of microorganisms similar to cases of botryomycosis in lung and other organs. Reactive infections require antibiotic therapy. Reimplantation of IUD should be done after 4 to 8 weeks, even in areactive infections. In specimens with pseudosulfurgranules no therapy is necessary.

  15. IUD-associated pelvic actinomycosis: a report of five cases.

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    Müller-Holzner, E; Ruth, N R; Abfalter, E; Schröcksnadel, H; Dapunt, O; Martin-Sances, L; Nogales, F F

    1995-01-01

    Five cases of intrauterine device (IUD)-associated tuboovarian actinomycosis are presented. The patients' ages ranged from 33 to 49 years and their IUD usage from 2 to 12 years. Clinical features of the cases included stenosis of the sigmoid colon in 4 cases, ureteric or bladder obstruction in two cases, and rectal fistula in a further instance. All patients were successfully treated postoperatively with penicillin or ampicillin. An initial diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma was considered in all cases. Although Actinomyces is difficult to differentiate histopathologically from microorganisms and other substances that cause the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon, morphological diagnosis permits a quicker and more practical approach than bacterial cultures in the establishment of postoperative antibiotic treatment. Intraoperative frozen-section diagnosis of an acute inflammatory process permits the surgeon to make an immediate decision in order to avoid extensive surgery when ovarian carcinoma is suspected.

  16. Pelvic Actinomycosis; the Disease for Which Diagnostic and Therapeutic Delay is Still Being Experienced

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    Dinc Suren

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Actinomyces is a gram-positive bacteria, which presents as a normal flora member at mucosal areas. Because of its unexpected localization, malignancy is the clinical prediagnosis for more than half of the pelvic cases, and unnecessary extended surgery is performed in these patients. In this report, we present a case of a premenopausal woman with an abdominal mass, who had a pre-operative diagnosis of malignancy, but a post-operative histopathologic diagnosis of pelvic Actinomycosis. Although the clinical appearance resembles a malignancy, for the patient with intrauterine device (IUD history, distinctive aspect of the pelvic Actinomycosis should absolutely be considered. After the diagnosis is established, the infection source IUD should be removed and long term high dose penicillin therapy should be administered.  Surgery should be considered only if malignancy cannot be certainly excluded, if abscess drainage is necessary and if necrotic tissues and sinuses should be removed

  17. Actinomicose cerebral: relato de caso Actinomycosis of the brain: case report

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    ÉBER ASSIS DOS SANTOS JÚNIOR

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available O acometimento do sistema nervoso central por actinomicetos é raro, porém apresenta bom prognóstico se diagnosticado precocemente e tratado adequadamente. Um caso de abscesso cerebral actinomicótico é apresentado mostrando a necessidade de inclusão desta patologia no diagnóstico diferencial dos processos infecciosos que acometem o sistema nervoso central.Actinomycosis located in the central nervous system is an extremely uncommon event, but if correctly diagnosed and properly treated may have a good prognosis. This case report of a cerebral abscess caused by actinomyces suggests that such a rare event should be included in the differential diagnosis of infectious diseases that affect the central nervous system.

  18. ITIH4 (inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4) is a new acute-phase protein isolated from cattle during experimental infection

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    Pineiro, M.; Andres, M.; Iturralde, M.;

    2004-01-01

    We have isolated from calf serum a protein with an apparent M, of 120,000. The protein was detected by using antibodies against major acute-phase protein in pigs with acute inflammation. The amino acid sequence of an internal fragment revealed that this protein is the bovine counterpart of ITIH4......, the heavy chain 4 of the inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor family. The response of this protein in the sera was determined for animals during experimental bacterial and viral infections. In the bacterial model, animals were inoculated with a mixture of Actinomyces pyogenes, Fusobacterium necrophorum....... Because of the significant induction of the protein in the animals in the mastitis and BRSV infection models, we can conclude that ITIH4 is a new positive acute-phase protein in cattle....

  19. Empyema Necessitans Complicating Pleural Effusion Associated with Proteus Species Infection: A Diagnostic Dilemma

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    M. S. Yauba

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Empyema necessitans, a rare complication of pleural effusion, could result in significant morbidity and mortality in children. It is characterized by the dissection of pus through the soft tissues and the skin of the chest wall. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Actinomyces israelii are common causes but Gram negative bacilli could be a rare cause. However, there were challenges in differentiating between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous empyema in a resource poor setting like ours. We report a child with pleural effusion and empyema necessitans secondary to Proteus spp. infection. Methods. We describe a 12-year-old child with empyema necessitans complicating pleural effusion and highlight management challenges. Results. This case was treated with quinolones, antituberculous drugs, chest tube drainage, and nutritional rehabilitation. Conclusion. Empyema necessitatis is a rare condition that can be caused by Gram negative bacterial pathogens like Proteus species.

  20. Primary Actinomycosis Of The Gluteal Region

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    Das Debasish

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Actinomycosis is an indolent, chronic infection caused by microaerophilic, gram positive, non- sporing, slender bacilli of the Actinomyces genus. Ore-facial, abdominal and thoracic locations of infection make up majority of clinical cases. Gluteal or locations of actinomycosis on extremities are rarities. We present here a typical case of actinomycosis of the right gluteal region, without disease in other parts of the body in a nineteen year old female who presented with a three year history of a slowly growing, film lump in the right gluteal region. This case is of interest as it presents the typical history of indolent disease, the characteristic clinical and histopathological findings, and repeated misdiagnosis as a case of tuberculoses.

  1. UNMINERALIZED FOSSIL BACTERIA.

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    BRADLEY, W H

    1963-09-06

    Unmineralized bacterial cells, mostly Micrococcus sp., but including also Streptococcus sp. and Actinomyces sp., were found in enormous numbers in lake beds of the Newark Canyon Formation of Early Cretaceous age, Eureka County, Nevada. The micrococci are black, and have an average diameter about 0.5 micro. Similar black micrococci (0.4 to 0.7 micro) were found in profusion in the bottom mud of Green Lake, New York. About 80 percent of this mud consists of minute idiomorphic calcite crystals and about 20 percent of these contain enormous numbers of the black micrococci. It is suggested that the Early Cretaceous bacterial cells owe their preservation to occlusion in calcite crystals that grew in a black, bacterial mud in a meromictic lake in which part of the Newark Canyon Formation accumulated.

  2. Effects of intermittent aeration on pollutants removal in subsurface wastewater infiltration system.

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    Pan, Jing; Fei, Hexin; Song, Siyu; Yuan, Fang; Yu, Long

    2015-09-01

    In this study, the pollutant removal performances in two pilot-scale subsurface wastewater infiltration systems (SWISs) with and without intermittent aeration were investigated. Matrix oxidation reduction potential (ORP) results showed that intermittent aeration well developed aerobic conditions in upper matrix and anoxic or anaerobic conditions in the subsequent sections, which resulted in high NH4(+)-N and TN removal. Moreover, intermittent aeration increased removal rates of COD and TP. Microbial populations and enzyme activities analysis proved that intermittent aeration not only obviously boosted the growth and reproduction of bacteria, fungus, actinomyces, nitrifying bacteria and denitrifying bacteria, but also successfully increased nitrate reductase (NR) and nitrite reductase (NIR) in the depth of 80 and 110 cm. The results suggest that the intermittent aeration could be a widespread research and application strategy for achieving the high removal performance in SWISs.

  3. Genetic effects of cosmic radiation on bacteriophage T4Br/+/ /On materials of biological experiment Soyuz-Apollo/

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    Iurov, S.S. (Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biological Physics, Pushchino, USSR); Akoev, I.G. (Ministerstvo Zdravookhraneniia SSSR, Institut Mediko-Biologicheskikh Problem, Moscow, USSR)

    1979-01-01

    During the experiment Spore-ring Forming Fungi Biorhythm of the Apollo-Soyuz test project the Rhythm-1 apparatus contained a dried film culture of bacteriophage T4Br(+), growing cultures of Actinomyces and plastic nuclear particle detectors. The following were studied: the frequency of induction of r mutations in the bacteriophage film per 20,000 surviving particles, the spectrum of mutant types obtained (rI, rII, rIII), and the possible molecular mechanisms for the occurrence of rII mutants with due regard to the registered tracks of heavy nuclear particles. The studies showed that the local radiation due to heavy nuclear particle tracks plays a major role in space radiation damage.

  4. Microbial flora in orodental infections

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    Saini S

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was carried out to compare the normal aerobic and anaerobic bacterial oral flora with flora from deep seated dental caries, gingivitis and adult periodontitis. All the samples belonging to both the control and study groups yielded microbes. Aerobe / Anaerobe ratio was high in normal flora (1.48 as compared to dental caries (0.9, gingivitis (0.72 and periodontitis (0.56. Ninety seven percent of orodental infections were polymicrobial and three or more microbes were found in 84% cases of study group as compared to 28% in controls. Streptococcus mutans and anaerobic lactobacilli were common in dental caries, Actinomyces and Peptostreptococcus spp. in gingivitis, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis in periodontitis.

  5. Prevalence of diseases of pigs in Botswana

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    John Cassius Moreki,

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a review of diseases of pigs from 1997 to 2007. Lack of health management reduces animal performance. This review showed that bacterial and non-infectious diseases were a major challenge in pig production. The 10 most common diseases of pigs in order of importance were septicaemia, traumatic injuries/torsions, coli-septicaemia, stress, pneumonia, cystitis, colibacillosis, salmonella, mange and nutritional deficiencies with 72, 68, 53, 38, 36, 21, 18, 14, 12 and 10 cases recorded, respectively. Other diseases and conditions recorded sporadically included coccidiosis, brucellosis, toxoplasmosis, actinomyces, urolithiasis, aflatoxicosis, meningitis, pasteurella, and other miscellaneous conditions caused by microbial infestation from stomach or colic raptures. Mange and ascariasis were the main parasitic diseases recorded. The high prevalence of diseases suggests inadequacy of biosecurity measures. In order to reduce disease outbreaks and spread, strict biosecurity measures should be put in place on pig operations.

  6. Chemical constituents and anti-oral bacterium activities of the rhizomes of alpinia officinarum%高良姜根茎的化学成分及抗口腔菌活性测定

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    赵玲; 杨博; 梁敬钰

    2012-01-01

    对中药高良姜的化学成分进行研究,利用硅胶柱层析、SephadexLH-20柱层析及重结晶等方法进行分离纯化,得到黄酮及二苯庚烷类化合物共10个,通过波谱技术鉴定结构,并采用MTT法进行actinomyces viscosus ATCC 27044黏性放线菌和streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175变链球菌两种口腔菌的活性测定,结果显示仅化合物6对黏性放线菌有一定的抑菌活性,其余化合物均无明显活性.

  7. Intracanalicular antibiotics may obviate the need for surgical management of chronic suppurative canaliculitis

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    Mohan E

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis is an important cause of ocular surface discomfort. Treatment with topical antibiotics is often inadequate and surgical treatment by canaliculotomy and canalicular curettage has been the mainstay of treatment in the past. The role of canalicular antibiotic irrigation has been inadequately studied. We report the clinical features, microbiological profile and treatment outcome in a series of 12 patients with suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis. Two patients had Actinomyces infection, five had Nocardia infection and seven patients had polymicrobial infection. Three patients had resolution of canaliculitis on combination broad-spectrum topical antibiotic therapy using ciprofloxacin and fortified cefazolin. In nine patients, topical antibiotic therapy was combined with canalicular irrigation using fortified cefazolin. All patients had excellent resolution of canaliculitis without the need for surgical treatment. Availability of broad-spectrum antibiotics and canalicular irrigation may offer an alternative to surgery in the management of suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis.

  8. Influence of age and immunization on development of gingivitis in rats

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    Lekic, P; Klausen, B; Friis-Hasché, E

    1989-01-01

    To study the effect of age and antigenic priming on the development of gingivitis, 33 healthy rats were placed in contact with Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, Fusobacterium nucleatum, and Bacteroides gingivalis. On days 0, 3, 7, and 14 after inoculation, the gingival condition...... was judged clinically and histologically, and serum antibody titers against the bacteria were measured. The rats were divided into three groups: 1 month old, 3 months old, and 3 months old immunized. None of the young rats developed gingivitis during the experiment, whereas half of the adult and all...... of the adult immunized rats bled on probing on days 7 and 14. In general, antibody titers against the bacteria were low in young rats, moderate in adult rats, and high in adult immunized rats. These results indicate that adult rats react stronger to plaque antigens than young rats and that previous contact...

  9. ANALISIS DE LA PRESENCIA DE ACTINOMICOSIS PELVICA EN MUJERES DE UNA COMUNIDAD RURAL EN CHILE

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    Torres G.,Sergio; Schalper C.,Kurt

    2002-01-01

    Actinomicosis es una enfermedad infecciosa poco frecuente. La forma pélvica es rara y de difícil diagnóstico. Se ha mencionado que su aparición en la pelvis podría estar relacionada con el uso de DIU. Se busca asociación entre Actinomyces y el uso de DIU en nuestro medio, así como otros factores relacionados. Se incluyó 1.774 informes de PAP del Hospital de Florida entre 1996 y 2001. Se consideraron método anticonceptivo y edad. Se utilizó dócima no paramétrica, Chi cuadrado de homogeneidad e...

  10. [Acute abdomen with actinomycosis of the colon: A case report].

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    García-Zúñiga, Beatriz; Jiménez-Pastrana, Marco Tulio

    2016-01-01

    Actinomyces infection is a chronic inflammatory process that can sometimes, clinically and radiographically, closely mimic a malignant tumour, which may lead to giving a delayed or inappropriate treatment. Male 41 years old, with no previous history, with abdominal pain of one month onset, as well as weight loss, intermittent fever and diarrhoea. He developed acute abdomen and underwent surgery, finding a tumour in the distal ileum with necrosis and punctiform perforations. A resection was performed on the affected part of the ileum and colon, as well as an ileostomy using Hartmann's procedure. Actinomycosis is a disease that must be considered by the surgeon when faced with a clinical picture of subacute onset with intermittent fever, weight loss, abdominal pain, and even anaemia in patients with abdominal and retroperitoneal abscesses or previous history of surgery. Copyright © 2015 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  11. Microbiology of the pericoronal pouch in mandibular third molar pericoronitis.

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    Leung, W K; Theilade, E; Comfort, M B; Lim, P L

    1993-10-01

    The microorganisms associated with mandibular third molar pericoronitis were investigated using direct microscopy and anaerobic culture method. The pericoronal pouch was sampled with paper points in A) 8 patients without mandibular third molar pericoronitis and B) 6 patients with mandibular third molar pericoronitis. Under the microscope, the microflora was found to be a complex mixture comprising gram-positive and gram-negative cocci, rods and filaments (including fusiform and curved rods), motile rods and spirochetes. Significantly higher proportions of motile, gram-negative rods were found in group B than in group A. The predominant cultivable microflora of 9 samples: A (4) and B (5) comprised several species of facultative and obligate anaerobic bacteria, namely Peptostreptococcus, Streptococcus, Actinomyces, Eubacterium, Propionibacterium, Veillonella, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Bacteriodes, Fusobacterium, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus, Stomatococcus, Lactobacillus, Neisseria, Capnocytophaga, Haemophilus, Selenomonas and Centipeda species. The microflora in pericoronitis appeared similar to that of diseased periodontal pockets.

  12. [Effect of compound Chinese traditional medicine on infected root canal bacteria biofilm].

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    Ma, Rui; Huang, Li-li; Xia, Wen-wei; Zhu, Cai-lian; Ye, Dong-xia

    2010-08-01

    To assess the efficacy of compound Chinese traditional medicine(CTM), which composed of gallic acid, magnolol and polysaccharide of Blettila striata, against the infected root canal bacterial biofilm. Actinomyces viscosus (Av), Enterococcus faecalis (Ef), Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) were composed to form biofilm, then confocal laser scan microscope (CLSM) was used to observe and study the bacterial activity. SAS6.12 software package was used for statistical analysis. The biofilm thickness reduced after treatment by both CTM and ZnO (P>0.05),while there was a significant decrease of the percentage of vital bacterias after treatment by CTM (P<0.01). The compound Chinese traditional medicine is effective on biofilm control, so that it would be an effective disinfecting drug for root canal sealers. Supported by Research Fund of Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Shanghai Municipality (Grant No.2008L008A).

  13. New methodology for studying the structural ecology of occlusal caries

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    Dige, Irene; Grønkjær, Lene; Nyvad, Bente

    caries, applying a new methodology involving preparation of embedded hard dental tissue slices for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and confocal microscopy. 11 extracted teeth were included in the study and classified according to their occlusal caries status (active/inactive/sound; cavitated...... to histological features of lesion penetration. The sites showed distinct differences in the bacterial composition and fluorescence intensity between different ecological niches in occlusal caries. Biofilm observed along the entrance of fissures showed an inner layer of microorganisms organized in palisades often...... identified as Actinomyces, covered by a more loosely structured bacterial layer consisting of diverse genera, similar to supra-gingival biofilm. Biofilm within the fissure proper seemed less metabolically active, as judged by the low fluorescence signal intensity and the presence of material of non...

  14. Antibacterial activity of commercially available plant-derived essential oils against oral pathogenic bacteria.

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    Bardají, D K R; Reis, E B; Medeiros, T C T; Lucarini, R; Crotti, A E M; Martins, C H G

    2016-01-01

    This work investigated the antibacterial activity of 15 commercially available plant-derived essential oils (EOs) against a panel of oral pathogens. The broth microdilution method afforded the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) of the assayed EOs. The EO obtained from Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Lauraceae) (CZ-EO) displayed moderate activity against Fusobacterium nucleatum (MIC and MBC = 125 μg/mL), Actinomyces naeslundii (MIC and MBC = 125 μg/mL), Prevotella nigrescens (MIC and MBC = 125 μg/mL) and Streptococcus mutans (MIC = 200 μg/mL; MBC = 400 μg/mL). (Z)-isosafrole (85.3%) was the main chemical component of this oil. We did not detect cinnamaldehyde, previously described as the major constituent of CZ-EO, in specimens collected in other countries.

  15. Black Stains: a microbiological analysis and a view on familiarity and susceptibility to tooth decay of patients in childhood.

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    Tripodi, D; Martinelli, D; Pasini, M; Giuca, M R; D'Ercole, S

    2016-12-01

    Assess prevalence, familial predisposition and susceptibility to caries of Black Stains (BS). Evaluate the microbiological composition of BS, saliva and subgingival plaque. Sixty nine subjects with BS (test group) and 120 subjects without BS (control group) were analysed for oral status. For each BS-patient, a BS-deposit, 1 ml of saliva and subgingival plaque were collected and microbiologically analysed. Five deciduous teeth with BS were observed under SEM. This study showed a BS prevalence similar to that of the Mediterranean area and a familiality. The microbiological origin of BS was confirmed by SEM and culture method and the BS flora differ from that of supragingival plaque. Predominance in BS and saliva of Actinomycetes and the low salivary prevalence of S. mutans and L. acidophilus may be related with low caries incidence in BS patients. The high presence of Actinomyces spp can be a causative factor for BS.

  16. Bacterial and strain specificities in opsonization, phagocytosis and killing of Streptococcus mutans.

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    Scully, C M; Lehner, T

    1979-01-01

    Opsonization of Streptococcus mutans, followed by phagocytosis and killing by polymorphonuclear leucocytes has been postulated as an effector mechanism in protection against dental caries. Opsonization was studied by using sera from monkeys immunized with killed Strep. mutans (sero-type c) and compared with sera from sham-immunized monkeys. Antibodies to Strep. mutans (sero-type c) induced maximal phagocytosis and killing of serotypes c and e, and this was significantly greater than with serotypes a and d; there was no significant phagocytosis or killing of serotype b. There was little or no opsonization with Actinomyces viscosus, Lactobacillus casei, Strep, sanguis and Strep. salivarius. The exception was Strep. CHT which showed significant phagocytosis and killing. The results suggest that immunization with the serotype c strain of Strep. mutans might offer protection against four of the five common serotypes of this organism.

  17. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report

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    Faten Limaiem

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by Actinomyces israelii, an anaerobic Gram-positive microorganism. Pelvic actinomycosis is rare and constitutes 3% of all human actinomycosis infections. Pre-operative diagnosis is usually difficult with the majority of cases being diagnosed after the histological and bacteriological examination of the resected specimen. In this paper, the authors report a new case of tubo-ovarian actinomycosis in a 42-year-old woman that was misdiagnosed pre-operatively as ovarian malignancy. Tubo-ovarian actinomycosis should be considered in patients with a pelvic mass especially in ones using intra-uterine devices. Surgeons should be aware of this infection in order to avoid excessive surgical procedures. [J Interdiscipl Histopathol 2015; 3(3.000: 117-119

  18. Effect of osteopontin on the initial adhesion of dental bacteria.

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    Schlafer, Sebastian; Meyer, Rikke L; Sutherland, Duncan S; Städler, Brigitte

    2012-12-28

    Bacterial biofilms are involved in numerous infections of the human body, including dental caries. While conventional therapy of biofilm diseases aims at eradication and mechanical removal of the biofilms, recent therapeutic approaches target the mechanisms of biofilm formation and bacterial adhesion in particular. The effect of bovine milk osteopontin, a highly phosphorylated whey protein, on adhesion of Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus sanguinis, and Actinomyces naeslundii, three prominent colonizers in dental biofilms, to saliva-coated surfaces was investigated. While adhesion of A. naeslundii was not affected by osteopontin, a strong, dose-dependent reduction in the number of adhering S. mitis was shown. No difference in bacterial adhesion was observed for caseinoglycomacropeptide, another phosphorylated milk protein. Osteopontin did not affect bacterial viability, but changed bacterial surface hydrophobicity, and may be suggested to prevent the adhesins of S. mitis from interacting with their salivary receptors. The antiadhesive effect of osteopontin may be useful for caries prevention.

  19. Vocal Cord Actinomycosis: A Case Report

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    Bijan Khademi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Actinomycosis is a systemic chronic bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces Israelii, an anaerobic organism normally resident in the human mouth. However, the actinomycosis of the larynx is very rare, and only about 15 cases have been reported in the literature so far. Most of the cases reported occurred in patients who had previously undergone radiotherapy for laryngeal cancer. Case Report: Here we report a case of actinomycosis of the larynx in a 14-year-old shepherd boy who was not immunocompromised but had a history of tooth extraction two months prior to admission to the hospital and severe laryngitis one year prior to admission. Conclusion:        Laryngeal actinomycosis might be related to poor oral hygiene and mucosal barrier disruption, as well as to being immunocompromised.

  20. Misleading diagnosis of retroperitoneal actinomycosis

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    Berchtenbreiter, C.; Bruening, R.; Reiser, M. [Inst. of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (Germany); Auernhammer, A. [Medical Clinic II, Univ. Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (Germany)

    1999-07-01

    A 34-year-old woman presented with a left-sided suprarenal space-occupying lesion on sonography. Culture of material obtained during sonographic-guided puncture of the retroperitoneal lesion yielded a mixed flora of Actinomyces and Peptostreptococcus. Initially, a misleading diagnosis of an adrenal pheochromocytoma was initiated by highly positive metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy after chemical chemistry vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) test showed elevated values for adrenaline and its derivatives. Retroperitoneal actinomycosis with yet unproven spread into thoracic and cervical compartments is a particular unusual presentation of an infection with these organisms. Because it may mimic subacute infections or malignant masses in terms of clinical and laboratory findings, radiological diagnosis of this entity may be difficult. The diagnosis was based on results of culture and the response of the patient to long-term penicillin-derivate therapy after surgical drainage of the suprarenal abscess formation. (orig.)

  1. Quaternary ammonium silane-functionalized, methacrylate resin composition with antimicrobial activities and self-repair potential

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    Gong, Shi-qiang; Niu, Li-na; Kemp, Lisa K.; Yiu, Cynthia K.Y.; Ryou, Heonjune; Qi, Yi-pin; Blizzard, John D.; Nikonov, Sergey; Brackett, Martha G.; Messer, Regina L.W.; Wu, Christine D.; Mao, Jing; Brister, L. Bryan; Rueggeberg, Frederick A.; Arola, Dwayne D.; Pashley, David H.; Tay, Franklin R.

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    Design of antimicrobial polymers for enhancing healthcare issues and minimizing environmental problems is an important endeavor with both fundamental and practical implications. Quaternary ammonium silane-functionalized methacrylate (QAMS) represents an example of antimicrobial macromonomers synthesized by a sol-gel chemical route; these compounds possess flexible Si-O-Si bonds. In present work, a partially-hydrolyzed QAMS copolymerized with bis-GMA is introduced. This methacrylate resin was shown to possess desirable mechanical properties with both a high degree of conversion and minimal polymerization shrinkage. Kill-on-contact microbiocidal activities of this resin were demonstrated using single-species biofilms of Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 36558), Actinomyces naeslundii (ATCC 12104) and Candida albicans (ATCC 90028). Improved mechanical properties after hydration provided the proof-of-concept that QAMS-incorporated resin exhibits self-repair potential via water-induced condensation of organic modified silicate (ormosil) phases within the polymerized resin matrix. PMID:22659173

  2. The Responses of Soil Microbes to Exogenous Materials Under 2,4-D Stress%2,4-D丁酯胁迫下土壤微生物对外源物质的响应

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    胡学峰; 杜慧玲

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    为了解2,4-D对土壤微生物生态特征效应.通过盆栽试验,采用三因素完全随机设计,平板菌落计数法对不同时间土样进行土壤细菌、放线菌、真菌数量的测定.研究了2,4-D胁迫下添加尿素、多效唑对土壤微生物的影响,揭示了土壤细菌、放线菌、真菌在2,4-D胁迫下添加尿素、多效唑的动态变化.结果表明,高浓度2,4-D胁迫下,1~60 d明显抑制了细菌的生长,对放线菌、真菌的生长呈先刺激后抑制的作用,直到第60天3种菌均未恢复到对照水平;低浓度2,4-D胁迫下,1~60 d对细菌、放线菌、真菌均呈抑制效应.添加尿素、多效唑刺激了土壤细菌、放线菌、真菌的繁殖,2,4-D+尿素、2,4-D+尿素+多效唑2种处理对3种菌的刺激效应更为显著,与对照相比,对细菌和放线菌的刺激效应极显著,在1~60 d平均最高激活率达396.5%和125.9%.%This experiment was carried out in pot culture test, by using three - factor completely randomized design and plate culture count to measure the number of soil bacteria, actinomyces and fungus sampled at different time. This re-search studied the influences when adding carbamide and under 2,4-D stress on soil microbes, which revealed the dynam-ic changes of soil bacteria,actinomyces and fungus when adding carbamide and under 2,4-D stress.The results showed that significant inhabitation to growth of soil bacteria were found from one to sixty days under high-concentration 2,4-D stress,but for actinomyces and fungus stimulation at first then inhibition later,three bacteria didn't recovery to the level of control until 60th day;However,under low-concentration 2,4-D stress,inhibiting effects appeared to all these three bacte-ria from 1 to 60 days.So it is concluded that adding carbamide and could stimulate the reproduction of bacteria,actino-myces and fungus,and stimulating effects to the three bacteria of mixed 2,4-D and carbamide or mixed 2,4-D and car-bamide and were

  3. ANALISIS DE LA PRESENCIA DE ACTINOMICOSIS PELVICA EN MUJERES DE UNA COMUNIDAD RURAL EN CHILE

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    Torres G.,Sergio; Schalper C.,Kurt

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    Actinomicosis es una enfermedad infecciosa poco frecuente. La forma pélvica es rara y de difícil diagnóstico. Se ha mencionado que su aparición en la pelvis podría estar relacionada con el uso de DIU. Se busca asociación entre Actinomyces y el uso de DIU en nuestro medio, así como otros factores relacionados. Se incluyó 1.774 informes de PAP del Hospital de Florida entre 1996 y 2001. Se consideraron método anticonceptivo y edad. Se utilizó dócima no paramétrica, Chi cuadrado de homogeneidad e...

  4. Tuberculosis-like pneumonias by the aerobic actinomycetes Rhodococcus, Tsukamurella and Gordonia.

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    Savini, Vincenzo; Fazii, Paolo; Favaro, Marco; Astolfi, Daniela; Polilli, Ennio; Pompilio, Arianna; Vannucci, Mariangela; D'Amario, Claudio; Di Bonaventura, Giovanni; Fontana, Carla; D'Antonio, Domenico

    2012-05-01

    The order Actinomycetales includes phylogenetically diverse but morphologically similar aerobic and anaerobic organisms, exhibiting filamentous branching structures which fragment into rods or coccoid forms. Lung pathogens of the order comprise Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Corynebacterium, Actinomyces, Kytococcus, Rothia, Williamsia, as well as Gordonia, Tsukamurella and Rhodococcus. Particularly, members of the last three genera are uncommon aerobic agents of lung cavitations and tuberculosis(TB)-like syndromes, that should be carefully considered in the aetiology of parenchymal lesions. Correct identification of such organisms is hard to obtain, but is crucial to provide patients with adequate diagnose and treatment. Then, this review aims to unearth their airway tropism, as well as their clinical impact as agents of lung disease. Copyright © 2011 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  5. Ocorrência de microrganismos anaeróbios estritos no escarro de pacientes com bronquite crônica

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    1974-06-01

    Full Text Available No escarro de pacientes hospitalizados com bronquite crônica foram isolados microrganismos anaeróbios estritos - Fusobacterium, Veillonella, Bacteroides melaninogenicus, Peptrostreptococcus, Actinomyces ou difteróides anaeróbios. Como o isolamento de anaeróbios estritos foi realizado em alíquotas da diluição 1O-³ do escarro fluidificado e em 83% dos casos não houve isolamento simultâneo no material do orofaringe, considera-se como de origem brônquica os anaeróbios isolados e não como contaminação do escarro no orofaringe e cavidade oral.

  6. Environmental and centrifugal factors influencing the visco-elastic properties of oral biofilms in vitro.

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    Peterson, Brandon W; Busscher, Henk J; Sharma, Prashant K; van der Mei, Henny C

    2012-01-01

    Centrifugal compaction causes changes in the surface properties of bacterial cells. It has been shown previously that the surface properties of planktonic cells change with increasing centrifugal compaction. This study aimed to analyze the influences of centrifugal compaction and environmental conditions on the visco-elastic properties of oral biofilms. Biofilms were grown out of a layer of initially adhering streptococci, actinomyces or a combination of these. Different uni-axial deformations were induced on the biofilms and the load relaxations were measured over time. Linear-Regression-Analysis demonstrated that both the centrifugation coefficient for streptococci and induced deformation influenced the percentage relaxation. Centrifugal compaction significantly influenced relaxation only upon compression of the outermost 20% of the biofilm (p centrifugal compaction of initially adhering, centrifuged bacteria extend to the visco-elastic properties of biofilms, indicating that the initial bacterial layer influences the structure of the entire biofilm.

  7. Oral epithelial cell responses to multispecies microbial biofilms.

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    Peyyala, R; Kirakodu, S S; Novak, K F; Ebersole, J L

    2013-03-01

    This report describes the use of a novel model of multispecies biofilms to stimulate profiles of cytokines/chemokines from oral epithelial cells that contribute to local inflammation in the periodontium. Streptococcus gordonii (Sg)/S. oralis (So)/S. sanguinis (Ss) and Sg/Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn)/Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) biofilms elicited significantly elevated levels of IL-1α and showed synergistic stimulatory activity compared with an additive effect of the 3 individual bacteria. Only the Sg/Actinomyces naeslundii (An)/Fn multispecies biofilms elicited IL-6 levels above those of control. IL-8 was a primary response to the Sg/An/Fn biofilms, albeit the level was not enhanced compared with a predicted composite level from the monospecies challenges. These results represent some of the first data documenting alterations in profiles of oral epithelial cell responses to multispecies biofilms.

  8. Increasing parasitism by the German yellow jacket wasp, Paravespula germanica, on dairy cattle in Israel.

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    Braverman, Y

    1998-04-01

    During the past two decades, parasitism by the German yellow jacket wasp, Paravespula germanica, on lactating dairy cattle has occurred in Israel during August to October annually, affecting up to 65% of cows in certain herds. The nibbled and exposed tissues of teats and sometimes udders become infested by bacteria, especially Streptococcus dysgalactiae and Actinomyces pyogenes, causing clinical and subclinical mastitis. Normally, German wasps are primarily insect predators, but the urbanization around many dairy farms has reduced open space and associated standard food sources, i.e. insects, plants and carcasses. This has resulted in P. germanica nesting more often on dairy farms. In some instances, when high densities of P. germanica correspond with scarcity of prey, a segment of the wasp population preys primarily on the older and heavier cows with weak defensive behaviour. The teat feeding colonies of P. germanica may have an advantage, in that they are less dependent on fluctuations in the number of prey insects.

  9. [Abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis with urinary tract involvement, secondary to gynecologic infection caused by intrauterine device].

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    Pérez García, M D; Rodríguez Alonso, A; Núñez López, A; Ojea Calvo, A; Alonso Rodrigo, A; Rodríguez Iglesias, B; Barros Rodríguez, M; Benavente Delgado, J; González-Carreró Fojón, J; Nogueira March, J L

    2000-02-01

    Abdomino-pelvic actinomycosis is a condition caused by Actinomyces israelii, a Gram-positive opportunistic bacteria that triggers and develops the infection only in previously injured tissues, and then slowly progresses and spreads until it extrinsically affects the urinary tract. Use of an intrauterine device is a known risk factor to suffer from this disease. Relative risk in IUD users is two- to four-fold higher compared to IUD non-users. Risk increased with prolonged IUD use. Treatment is by removal of the causative agent, surgical resection of necrotic tissues and administration of intravenous Penicillin G, 4 million units every 4 hours for 30 days, followed by Amoxicillin 500 mg every 8 hours for 12 months. This paper contributes two cases of abdomino-pelvic actinomycosis with urinary tract involvement in IUD users. Standard treatment was employed with good evolution.

  10. Abdominal actinomycosis.

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    Wagenlehner, F M E; Mohren, B; Naber, K G; Männl, H F K

    2003-08-01

    Intra-abdominal and extraperitoneal actinomycosis are rare infections, caused by different Actinomyces species. However, they have been diagnosed more frequently in the last ten years. We report three cases of abdominal actinomycosis and a literature review of the last eight years. All three patients were diagnosed by means of histopathologic examination only. In one case, an intrauterine device (IUD) was associated with the infection. Therapy consisted of surgical resection of the inflammatory, infected tissue, and long-term antibiotic therapy. All patients are free of recurrence. Abdominal actinomycosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of an abdominal pathology of insidious onset, especially when an IUD is in place. Even when infection had spread extensively, combined operative and antibiotic therapy cured most of the cases.

  11. PELVIC ACTINOMYCOSIS MIMICKING A LOCALLY ADVANCED PELVIC MALIGNANCY--CASE REPORT.

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    Velenciuc, Natalia; Velenciuc, I; Makkai Popa, S; Roată, C; Ferariu, D; Luncă, S

    2016-01-01

    We present the case of a former user of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) for 10 years, diagnosed with a bulky, fixed pelvic tumor involving the internal genital organs and the recto sigmoid, causing luminal narrowing of the rectum, interpreted as locally advanced pelvic malignancy, probably of genital origin. Intraoperatively, a high index of suspicion made us collect a sample from the fibrous wall of the tumor mass, large Actinomyces colonies were thus identified. Surgery consisted in debridement, removal of a small amount of pus and appendectomy, thus avoiding a mutilating and useless surgery. Specific antibiotic therapy was administered for 3 months, with favorable postoperative and long-term outcomes. Pelvic actinomycosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of pelvic tumors in women using an IUD. The association of long-term antibiotic treatment is essential to eradicate the infection and prevent relapses.

  12. Actinomycosis of the female genital tract.

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    Lomax, C W; Harbert, G M; Thornton, W N

    1976-09-01

    Four cases of actinomycosis involving the uterus and adnexal structures are reported. In 2 cases the infection was transmitted from a ruptured appendix. Ascending actinomycosis involving the endometrium and resulting in adnexal abscesses was associated with the use of an IUD in 2 patients. This infection should be suspected in any patient who develops a pelvic abscess with an IUD in place. Culture and histologic examination of tissue removed with the IUD may be a means of early diagnosis. The nature of these infections became apparent only after serious complications developed. Each patient required several surgical procedures. The diagnosis remained unsuspected until repeated laboratory examinations detected the fungus. The difficulty encountered identifying Actinomyces israeli indicates the infection is often undetected. Gallium scans were helpful in localizing occult abscesses in 2 patients.

  13. [Primary hepatic actinomycosis: a case of inflammatory pseudotumor (case report)].

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    Tamsel, Sadik; Demirpolat, Gülgün; Killi, Refik; Elmas, Nevra

    2004-06-01

    Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic infection in which primary liver involvement accounts for 5% of all actinomycotic infections. Abdominal actinomycosis is a severe and progressive peritoneal infection due to an anaerobic gram-positive bacterium, Actinomyces israelii. The presence of a long-standing intrauterine device (IUD) is a well-known risk factor in young women. Although hepatic lesions are present in 15% of cases of abdominal actinomycotic infection, liver involvement in the majority of these cases is attributable to metastatic spread from other evident intraabdominal sites. Hepatic actinomycosis presents most commonly as a single abscess. However, hepatic actinomycosis can closely mimic a malignant tumor on clinical and radiological examination. Such lesions have been termed inflammatory pseudotumors. Tissue specimens for microscopic examination are necessary for diagnosis. We report a rare case of inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver caused by actinomycotic infection.

  14. Abdominal actinomycosis associated with intrauterine device: CT features

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    Laurent, T. [Dept. of Radiology, CHUV-1011, Lausanne (Switzerland); Grandi, P. de [Dept. of Gynecology-Obstetrics, CHUV-1011, Lausame (Switzerland); Schnyder, P. [Dept. of Radiology, CHUV-1011, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    1996-10-01

    We report two cases of pelviperitoneal actinomycosis appearing in two young women with acute low abdominal pain. Abdominal CT demonstrated multiple solid or encapsulated peritoneal masses with marked contrast enhancement and infiltration of the adjacent mesenteric fat. Laparoscopy confirmed the presence of intraperitoneal abscesses which contained Actinomyces israelii. High doses of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentine) were given and following CT scan after 2 and 6 weeks showed a slow, but complete, resolution of the lesions. Although the radiologic presentation of actinomycosis is nonspecific, the diagnosis should be raised in the presence of pseudotumoral mesenteric infiltration, particularly in young women with an IUD. Abdominal CT is a useful method for diagnosis and for follow-up. (orig./MG)

  15. Amebae resembling Entamoeba gingivalis in the genital tracts of IUD users.

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    deMoraes-Ruehsen, M; McNeill, R E; Frost, J K; Gupta, P K; Diamond, L S; Honigberg, B M

    1980-01-01

    A total of 2,252 vaginopancervical (Fast) smears were studied as a continuation of an ongoing program to further investigate the occurrence of amebae in the genital tracts of women using intrauterine devices (IUDs). Of the 947 IUD users, 1% harbored trophic amebae. No amebae, however, were found in any of the 1,164 smears from non-IUD wearers. In all instances the amebae were associated with Actinomyces. Both organisms disappeared promptly after removal of the IUD. In preparations stained according to the Papanicolaou, iron-hematoxylin and Gomori-Wheatley trichrome methods, the amebae could be diagnosed as belonging to the genus Entamoeba. These trophozoites failed to stain with fluorescein-labeled anti-Entamoeba-histolytica serum. Although on the basis of the presently available evidence these trophozoites cannot be assigned with certainty to any known species, they appear to share many morphologic characteristics with Entamoeba gingivalis.

  16. Ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term intrauterine contraceptive device user.

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    Yonemura, Shigenori; Moriya, Mitsuhiko; Hori, Yasuhide; Arima, Kiminobu; Toyoda, Nagayasu; Sugimura, Yoshiki

    2006-03-01

    We report herein a case of ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) user. A 62-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of left flank pain and high fever, but no abdominal pain. She had forgotten the use of an IUD. Retrograde pyelography showed a stricture in the lower third of the left ureter. Magnetic resonance showed swelling of the uterus wall and left parametria, but did not reveal the presence of an IUD. Subtotal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and left nephronureterectomy was performed. The IUD was then found in the uterine cavity. The results of pathological and bacteriological findings for Actinomyces infection were negative. Therefore we diagnosed this case as ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. Ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term IUD user is extremely rare.

  17. Ensaios de micologia: contribuição dos cogumelos patogênicos em Minas Gerais

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    Octavio de Magalhães

    1945-02-01

    Full Text Available O autor diz que, de outubro de 1941 a dezembro de 1943, insulou numerosos fungos patogênicos de lesões as mais variadas. Obteve culturas puras de 5 casos de Rinocladiose, 3 de Moléstia de Lutz, apurou um Actinomyces minutissimus, 2 de Malassezia furfur e 2 Actinomyces, ainda em estudos, etc. Uma das observações de Esporotricose merece referência especial. Tratava-se de um indivíduo, morador em Governador Valadares, que apresentava uma lesão gomosa, nodular e verrucóide, fistulosa, localizada na região umbilical, provocada pela dentada de um peixe, de espécie ignorada, que atacou o paciente quando êste se banhava, completamente despido, nas águas do Rio Doce. O ponto da dentada sangrou ligeiramente e pouco depois começavam a aparecer os nódulos, que se sucederam progressivamente sem perturbar o estado geral do paciente. As sementeiras do pus de uma dessas gomas deram culturas puras do Rhinocladium Beurmanni, única espécie que o autor até hoje insulou, em 55 casos de Esporotricose em Minas Gerais. O autor já havia registrado a moléstia pela dentada de ratos, pelos ferimentos de espinhos de roseiras, pedaços de madeira, facas de cozinha, marteladas etc. Pensa, porém, que a moléstia produzida pela dentada de peixe é a primeira vez que se faz referência na literatura. Referiu-se depois o autor aos casos de Otomicoses que lhe chegaram às mãos em 1942, no serviço do Prof. ILDEU DUARTE. Dá o resumo das observações e concluiu que se tratava de lesões produzidas pelo Aspergillus fumigatus de FRESENIUS, 1841, de acôrdo com as lesões histopatológicas e as culturas que obteve.The author says that, from October 1941 do December 1943, has insulated numerous pathogenic fungi of the most varied lesions. He obtained pure cultures of 5 cases of Rhinocladiosis, 3 of Lutz disease, verified one Actinomyces minutissimus, 2 of Malassezia furfur and 1 Actinomyces, still under study, etc. One of the observations of Sporotrichosis

  18. Actinomicosis primaria de pared abdominal simuladora de sarcoma de partes blandas

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La actinomicosis es una patología poco frecuente y su manifestación en la pared abdominal es más infrecuente aún. Está causada por Actinomyces israeli, una bacteria filamentosa, anaerobia estricta, gram positiva, que es comensal en el organismo y que en su forma patógena produce fibrosis, tejido de granulación y abscesos. La forma más frecuente es la cérvico-facial. Presentamos un caso de actinomicosis de pared abdominal diagnosticado postoperatoriamente, con sospecha prequirúrgica de proceso tumoral, por lo que queremos hacer especial mención acerca de la importancia del diagnóstico diferencial de actinomicetoma ante la presencia de una masa abdominal.

  19. Effect of Cl— on Behavior of Fertilizer Nitrogen, Number of Microorganisms and Enzyme Activities in Soils

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    1994-01-01

    Pot experiments were conducted to study the effect of Cl- on transformation of fertilizer N,number of microorganisms and enzyme activities in soils.It is indicated that Cl- did not show significant influence on total number of bacteria,actinomyces and fungi,but significantly reduced the number of nitrosolbacteria, which led to decrease of NO3- content in the soil.Application of Cl- to soil could significantly enhance the adtivities of phosphatase and urease in the coastal saline soil and orthic aquisols,In hilly red soil,however,the application of Cl-1 at the rate of 500-1000mg Cl- kg-1 soil significantly decreased the activity of the two enzymes mentioned above.

  20. Antiplaque Activity of Juglans Regia L. and Characterization of Juglone from Juglans Regia L.

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: Oral hygiene has become the most important in current era. Due to growing need for aesthetic and hygeine oral hygiene has gained impetus. In this research paper we have studied new varieties of natural products which help in improving the oral hygiene. Approach: Two varieties of Juglans regia bark were extracted using hot and cold extraction methods and there in vitro antimicrobial activities were tested against four microorganisms related to dental caries (Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Actinomyces viscosus which are known to be implicated in dental caries. Results: Both the varieties of Juglans regia showed good anti plaque activity. Kashmir variety of Juglans regia showed maximum Antiplaque activity. Conclusion: Natural products like Juglans regia can be used for improving oral hygiene and can be included in the products of oral hygein.

  1. Long-term follow-up of jaw osteomyelitis associated with bisphosphonate use in a tertiary-care center.

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    Pigrau-Serrallach, Carlos; Cabral-Galeano, Evelyn; Almirante-Gragera, Benito; Sordé-Masip, Roger; Rodriguez-Pardo, Dolors; Fernandez-Hidalgo, Nuria; Larrosa-Escartín, Nieves; Bescos-Atín, Socorro; Pahissa-Berga, Albert

    2014-01-01

    This study reviews our experience in bisphosphonate-associated jaw osteomyelitis (BJOM), focusing on the incidence, etiology, treatment, and long-term outcome. Retrospective review of the clinical histories adult patients diagnosed with BJOM (1995-2008) in a tertiary hospital. BJOM was found in 30 of 132 (22.7%) consecutive patients with jaw osteomyelitis. The percentage of BJOM cases increased from 8.7% (4/46) in 1995-2005 to 30.2% (26/86) in 2005-2008. Symptoms appeared in a median of 2.5 years after intravenous use, and 4.5 years after oral exposure. Viridans group streptococci were isolated in 83.3% of cases. Actinomyces spp. was found in 16 (39.0%) of 41 bone histologies. All included patients received a median of 6 months of appropiate antibiotic therapy and a surgical procedure (debridament and/or sequestrectomy). Thirteen of 27 cases (48.1%) with long-term follow-up (median 22 months, IQR 25-75 17-28) failed. Clinical failure defined as, persistent infection or relapse, was more frequent in patients receiving intravenous than oral bisphosphonates (11/16 [68.8%] vs. 2/11 [18.2%]; P < .05) and in cases with Actinomyces spp. (7/10 [70.0%] vs6/17 [35.3%]; P = .08). Bisphosphonate therapy is now a frequent cause of JO. BJOM is difficult to cure and relapses are common, particularly in patients exposed to intravenous bisphosphonates. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  2. The role of histology and other risk factors for post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage.

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    Schrock, A; Send, T; Heukamp, L; Gerstner, A O; Bootz, F; Jakob, M

    2009-12-01

    Tonsillectomy is a frequently performed surgical procedure in children and adults. Postoperative bleeding is the most severe complication; however, the factors leading to postoperative haemorrhage are still discussed controversially. 1,522 tonsillectomies were retrospectively reviewed. Histopathological tonsil composition was correlated with the incidence of postoperative haemorrhage. Patient charts were analysed with regard to demographic data, characteristics of postoperative haemorrhage and indication for surgery. Patients with post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage were compared with uneventful cases. Histopathological signs of cryptic tonsillitis and actinomyces infection displayed a statistically significant correlation with the risk of postoperative haemorrhage (P = 0.018 and P = 0.02), but the odds ratio was low (1.9 and 2.0). 7.7% of all patients had postoperative bleeding and 3.5% had to return to theatre for haemostasis. The incidence of haemorrhages within hospitalization (5 postoperative days) was 45% and after discharge 55%, respectively. In 11% of cases bleeding occurred on the fourth or fifth day after surgery. While gender, season of surgery, abscess tonsillectomy "en chaud" in comparison with elective tonsillectomy were not associated with an increased rate of postoperative haemorrhage (P > 0.05), significant more postoperative haemorrhages were detected in the group of adults (P = 0.02). Despite significant correlation of cryptic tonsillitis and actinomyces infection with postoperative haemorrhage, the risk for postoperative bleeding is only slightly elevated and, therefore, the predictive value is low. Because a multifactorial aetiology of post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage has to be assumed, large multicenter studies are necessary to evaluate the significance of different risk factors.

  3. Study on Microbes and Their Effects on Rare Earth Extraction in Weathering Crust of Granite

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    陈炳辉; 毋福海; 刘琥琥

    2001-01-01

    Microbes were cultured from the samples at various depths in a weathering profile of RE-bearing granite in Gonghe RE mine, Guangdong Province. The cultured microbes, existing at a depth of 0.2~12 m and being more plentiful within 3 m in the profile,include bacteria (Bacillus,Enterobacter, Escherichia, Alkaligenes, Neisseria, Staphylococcus and anaerobic bacteria such as Clostridium), fungi (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium, Mucor and Saccharomycete) and actinomyces. Experiments were made under room temperature by using solutions of the cultured microbes and their metabolites, compared with distilled water and the culture solution without microbes, to leach RE from the sample of the weathering crust. The results are shown by the experiments: (1) The mixed microbes cultured from the profile and their metabolites increase the quantity of RE leached from the sample and reduce the pH of the solutions. (2) The ability to leach RE from the sample varies with various microbes, decreasing in a sequence of fungi (Mucor, saccharomycete, Aspegillus and Penicillium), zymotic bacilli (Enterobacter, Escherichia etc.), Staphylococcus, zymotic Bacillus, actinomyces and Alkaligenes. (3) The RE leached with bacteria is mainly related to the pH value of the solutions influenced by the metabolites of the bacteria; whereas that leached with fungi is mainly related to the adsorption and imbibition of RE by the fungi and the complexing of RE with their metabolites. (4) Compared with that leached with ammonium sulfate, the fractionation of the RE leached with microbes is characterized by higher δCe, lower δEu and lower ratios of NLa/Sm and NGd/Yb. The result of the fractionation of RE accords with the distribution of RE in the various layers of a profile of weathering crust of granite in South China. The experimental results indicate that microbes and their metabolites should play a positive role in the mobilization, migration and fractionation of RE in the

  4. Etiologia das infecções intramamárias em vacas primíparas no período pós-parto Etiology of intramammary infections in primiparous cows at postparturition

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    Paulo Eduardo Pardo

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    Full Text Available Foram analisadas 664 amostras de leite de 83 vacas primíparas da raça Holandesa. As amostras foram colhidas no primeiro e no sétimo dia após o parto. Das 664 amostras analisadas, 488 (73,50% foram bacteriologicamente negativas e 176 (26,50%, positivas para microrganismos aeróbios. Foi observado um alto índice de mastite clínica (20,48%. Os agentes isolados com maior freqüência foram os Staphylococcus spp coagulase negativo (64,20%, Staphylococcus spp coagulase positivo (8,52%, Streptococcus spp (7,96%, Actinomyces pyogenes (4,55%, Mycoplasma bovigenitalium (3,40% e Escherichia coli (2,84%. Foi observado um maior índice de isolamento de patógenos no primeiro dia (17,62% em relação ao sétimo (8,88%.A total of 664 foremilk samples from 83 Holstein cows were cultured. Quarter samples were collected at parturition and 7 days post the first parturition. From 664 milk samples examined, 488 (73.50% were bacteriologically negative and 176 (26.50% were positive. A high incidence (20.48% of clinical mastitis was observed. The most frequently encountered isolates were coagulase negative staphylococci (64.20%, coagulase positive staphylococci (8.52%, streptococci (7.96%, Actinomyces pyogenes (4.55%, Mycoplasma bovigenitalium (3.40% and Escherichia coli (2.84%. The frequency of mastitis pathogen isolation was highest at parturition (17.62% and decreased markedly during the first week (8.88%.

  5. Buried straw layer and plastic mulching increase microlfora diversity in salinized soil

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    LI Yu-yi; PANG Huan-cheng; HAN Xiu-fang; YAN Shou-wei; ZHAO Yong-gan; WANG Jing; ZHAI Zhen; ZHANG Jian-li

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    Salt stress has been increasingly constraining crop productivity in arid lands of the world. In our recent study, salt stress was aleviated and crop productivity was improved remarkably by straw layer burial plus plastic iflm mulching in a saline soil. However, its impact on the microlfora diversity is not wel documented. Field micro-plot experiments were conducted from 2010 to 2011 using four tilage methods: (i) deep tilage with plastic iflm mulching (CK), (i) straw layer burial at 40 cm (S), (ii) straw layer burial plus surface soil mulching with straw material (S+S), and (iv) plastic iflm mulching plus buried straw layer (P+S). Culturable microbes and predominant bacterial communities were studied; based on 16S rDNA, bacterial com-munity structure and abundance were characterized using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results showed that P+S was the most favorable for culturable bacteria, actinomyces and fungi and induced the most diverse genera of bacteria compared to other tilage methods. Soil temperature had signiifcant positive correlations with the number of bacteria, actinomyces and fungi (P<0.01). However, soil water was poorly correlated with any of the microbes. Salt content had a signiifcant negative correlation with the number of microbers, especialy for bacteria and fungi (P<0.01). DGGE analysis showed that the P+S exhibited the highest diversity of bacteria with 20 visible bands folowed by S+S, S and CK. Moreover, P+S had the highest similarity (68%) of bacterial communities with CK. The major bacterial genera in al soil samples wereFirmicutes,Proteobacteria andActinobacteria. Given the considerable increase in microbial growth, the combined use of straw layer burial and plastic iflm mulching could be a practical option for aleviating salt stress effects on soil microbial community and thereby improving crop production in arid saline soils.

  6. Effect of Humic Acid Fertilizer on Soil Properties and Leaf Qualities of Tobacco%腐殖酸对烤烟土壤性状及烟叶品质的影响

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    叶协锋; 凌爱芬; 张斌; 刘旭锋; 李彦涛; 刘国顺

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    2006-2007年在河南郏县进行田间试验,研究腐殖酸对土壤微生物数量、酶活性和烟叶品质的影响.结果表明,使用腐殖酸肥料后,耕层土壤细菌、真菌、放线菌、磷细菌、钾细菌和氨化细菌的数量,土壤蔗糖酶、脲酶、磷酸酶的活性及烟叶品质均比对照有不同程度提高.腐殖酸与放线菌和氨化细菌呈极显著正相关关系,与烟碱、淀粉含量呈极显著负相关关系.其中以750 kg/hm~2腐殖酸用量处理的效果最好.%Field experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of different humic acid fertilizer levels on the microorganism quantities in rhizosphere soil, activities of soil enzymes and qualities of tobacco leaves in Jiaxian County of Henan province in 2006 - 2007. The results showed that the quantities of soil bacteria, fungi, actinomyces, phosphate-de-grading bacteria, potassium-degrading bacteria and aminate-degrading bacteria, the activities of soil sucrase, urease and phosphatase, and the qualities of tobacco leaves were higher in humic acid treatment than in the control. Humic acid fer-tilizer levels had closely positive relations with the mount of actinomyces and aminate-degrading bacteria, and had negative relations with the contents of nicotine and starch in tobacco leaves. This indicated that applying 750 kg/ha of humic acid fertilizer was the best.

  7. Comparison of human gut microbiota in control subjects and patients with colorectal carcinoma in adenoma: Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and next-generation sequencing analyses.

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    Kasai, Chika; Sugimoto, Kazushi; Moritani, Isao; Tanaka, Junichiro; Oya, Yumi; Inoue, Hidekazu; Tameda, Masahiko; Shiraki, Katsuya; Ito, Masaaki; Takei, Yoshiyuki; Takase, Kojiro

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Japan. The etiology of CRC has been linked to numerous factors including genetic mutation, diet, life style, inflammation, and recently, the gut microbiota. However, CRC-associated gut microbiota is still largely unexamined. This study used terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) to analyze and compare gut microbiota of Japanese control subjects and Japanese patients with carcinoma in adenoma. Stool samples were collected from 49 control subjects, 50 patients with colon adenoma, and 9 patients with colorectal cancer (3/9 with invasive cancer and 6/9 with carcinoma in adenoma) immediately before colonoscopy; DNA was extracted from each stool sample. Based on T-RFLP analysis, 12 subjects (six control and six carcinoma in adenoma subjects) were selected; their samples were used for NGS and species-level analysis. T-RFLP analysis showed no significant differences in bacterial population between control, adenoma and cancer groups. However, NGS revealed that i), control and carcinoma in adenoma subjects had different gut microbiota compositions, ii), one bacterial genus (Slackia) was significantly associated with the control group and four bacterial genera (Actinomyces, Atopobium, Fusobacterium, and Haemophilus) were significantly associated with the carcinoma-in-adenoma group, and iii), several bacterial species were significantly associated with each type (control: Eubacterium coprostanoligens; carcinoma in adenoma: Actinomyces odontolyticus, Bacteroides fragiles, Clostridium nexile, Fusobacterium varium, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Prevotella stercorea, Streptococcus gordonii, and Veillonella dispar). Gut microbial properties differ between control subjects and carcinoma-in-adenoma patients in this Japanese population, suggesting that gut microbiota is related to CRC prevention and development.

  8. [Main infectious agents involved in the etiology of lung diseases of small ruminants in northern Cameroon].

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    Martrenchar, A; Zoyem, N; Ngangnou, A; Bouchel, D; Ngo Tama, A C; Njoya, A

    1995-01-01

    Between 1990 and 1992, 91 necropsies of small ruminants affected with pulmonary illness led to the isolation of the following strains of Mycoplasma (M.): M. mycoides subsp. mycoides LC, M. ovipneumoniae, M. agalactiae, M. sp. type D2 and M. arginini. Eleven Pasteurella multocida strains (serotypes A1, A3, A5, A7 and D2) and 11 Pasteurella haemolytica strains (serotypes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9) were isolated. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Actinomyces pyogenes, Staphylococcus sp., Streptococcus sp., Bacillus sp. and Mycobacterium sp. were also isolated. Thirty-two antibiograms were performed on Pasteurella, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and Actinomyces pyogenes strains. Eighty eight p. cent were sensitive to penicillin G and oxytetracycline, and 84% to chloramphenicol; 50% were not sensitive to spiramycin and 47% to streptomycin. One Capripoxvirus strain was isolated on sheep. Pest of small ruminants (PPR) virus was detected by immunocapture ELISA test performed on some lung samples. Two serological surveys, one for contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (898 goats), between 1991 and 1993, and one for PPR (902 sheep and goats) in 1993, were conducted in the North and Far North provinces. No antibody against contagious caprine pleuropneumonia was detected. Among the animals in the sample, PPR prevalence was 64 +/- 7% in the Far North province and 14 +/- 3% in the North province. Concerning control measures, a vaccination campaign against small ruminant pasteurellosis appears to be hardly feasible because of the antigenic diversity of the isolated Pasteurella strains. PPR is endemic especially in the Far North province. The efficiency of a vaccination campaign against PPR must be estimated with a field survey.

  9. Persistent extraradicular infection in root-filled asymptomatic human tooth: scanning electron microscopic analysis and microbial investigation after apical microsurgery.

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    Signoretti, Fernanda G C; Endo, Marcos S; Gomes, Brenda P F A; Montagner, Francisco; Tosello, Fernanda B; Jacinto, Rogério C

    2011-12-01

    Procedural accidents have a negative effect on healing and might contribute to the persistence of infections in inaccessible apical areas, requiring surgical intervention. This report describes a case of persistent apical periodontitis of a lower left first molar associated with the sinus tract and a periapical lesion that required nonsurgical endodontic retreatment and apical surgery for resolution. The tooth had received endodontic treatment 3 years ago and had to be retreated using the crown-down technique with chemical auxiliary substance (2% chlorhexidine gel), foramen patency, and enlargement and was filled in a single appointment. The occlusal access cavity was immediately restored with composite resin. After 1 month, it could be observed that the sinus tract persisted and, radiographically, the lesion remained unaltered. Therefore, endodontic microsurgery was indicated. Apical microsurgery was performed under magnification with the use of a dental operating microscope including apicectomy, root end with ultrasound, and sealing with mineral trioxide aggregate. A microbiological sample was collected from the apical lesion. The resected distal root apex was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The following species were detected: Actinomyces naeslundii and Actinomyces meyeri, Propionibacterium propionicum, Clostridium botullinum, Parvimonas micra, and Bacteroides ureolyticus; scanning electron microscopic analysis revealed bacterial biofilm surrounding the apical foramen and external radicular surface. Gutta-percha overfilling at the apex because of a zip caused during initial endodontic treatment could be observed. A 6-month follow-up showed apparent radiographic periapical healing, which progressed after 24 months. Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria and extraradicular biofilm seem to participate in the maintenance of persistent periapical pathology, and endodontic retreatment followed by periapical microsurgery proved to be a successful alternative in the

  10. Study of marine microbial resources in Huanghai,Bohai and Liaoning offshore of China%中国黄、渤海、辽宁近海地区海洋微生物资源的研究

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    王书锦; 胡江春; 薛德林; 马成新; 谢秋宏; 刘全永

    2001-01-01

    11,118 strains of marine Actinomyces, 5,608 strains of marine bactetia and 508 strains of marine fungi were isolated from 128 sites in 12 regions. The result indicates that Actinomyces are mainly made of Steptomyces for about 95%,bacteria are chiefly composed of Vibrios for more than 90% and fungi largely consists of Penicillium for over 70%. Many isolates show great anti-microbial activity on pathogenic fungi or bacteria,most of which have important physiological activities such as anticancer,radio-resistant or immunity improving Besides,some isolates can produce proteinase or eicosa pantacnoic acid(EPA)%对12个地区128个定位点及5种海洋生物有机体的样品进行分离检测,共分离得到11118株放线菌、5608株海洋细菌、508株海洋真菌。鉴定结果表明:海洋放线菌中以链霉菌属为主,占海洋放线菌总数的95%;海洋细菌中以弧菌属为主,占海洋细菌总数的90%以上;海洋真菌中以青霉菌属为主,占海洋真菌总数的70%以上。在有关样品中多株有很强的抗菌活性,对病原真菌、病原细菌等有很强的抑制作用与杀灭作用;多株有抗癌、抗辐射、提高免疫力功能的生理活性物质;有的能产生蛋白酶或EPA。

  11. Dynamics of Microbial Communities in Bulk and Developing Cucumber Rhizosphere Soil

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    HU Yuan-sen; WU Kun; LIU Na; CHEN Hong-ge; JIA Xin-cheng

    2004-01-01

    The microbial population dynamics in bulk and developing cucumber rhizospheres were studied by cultivation and cultivation-independent approach based on directly extracted DNA to provide baseline data. Soil and rhizosphere samples were taken from tested field 2, 4, 7 and 10 weeks after the seeds were planted, which was positively related to the corresponding date of cucumber growth stages. The plate culture amount showed that total number of bacteria,fungi and actinomyces began to rise when cucumber planted and quickly reached peak at seedling or blossom period, but decreased slightly later. Bacterial population in rhizosphere was higher by comparison with that of counterpart except for seedling and flowering stages, but the shift trend of them were quite similar all the time. Nitrogen fixating, nitrobacter and ammonifying bacteria showed the same change tendency in population as bacteria and actinomyces did, however, cellulose-decomposing bacteria had the contrary rhizosphere effect as cucumber developed. Data revealed that positive relevance existed between the dominant rhizosphere microbe population and cucumber development. PCR was employed to amolify the V3 region of 16S rDNA, then the products were subjected to denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis(DGGE). DGGE profile indicated that a few microbe species lived stable in farmland soil, but some were influenced by population due to cucumber roots growth. Significant difference was observed in bulk and rhizosphere soils especially for the seedling and flowering samples. Few prominent bands in DGGE patterns, which displayed stronger or less illumination, means the representative bacteria had great population variation in that period. These phenomena indicated that flowering cucumber heavily affected rhizosphere bacteria, or the bacteria, most probably the uncultured bacteria, functioned specially to cucumber blossom. Most detected bands with no illumination change in DGGE quite possibly represent the indigenous

  12. Actinomycosis, a rare and unsuspected cause of anal fistulous abscess: report of three cases and review of the literature.

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    Coremans, G; Margaritis, V; Van Poppel, H P; Christiaens, M R; Gruwez, J; Geboes, K; Wyndaele, J; Vanbeckevoort, D; Janssens, J

    2005-03-01

    Primary perianal actinomycosis is rare. Sporadic cases, with lesions varying in extent have been reported. The infection is caused by the bacterium Actinomyces, which often is a saprophyte. Male gender and diabetes are risk factors, but the exact pathogenic mechanism remains speculative. The diagnosis is a challenge and often delayed, with a protracted history of masses and sinuses extending into the gluteal and genital region. The treatment, a combination of surgery and antibiotics, is poorly standardized. We report three cases and compare their characteristics to those of published cases, found by a computerized literature search (1968-2002). The lesions, a simple fistula-in-ano or a mass, were diagnosed in an early stage in all three patients. The infection always spread into the scrotum. There were no risk factors other than gender, except in one patient. The diagnosis was suspected by the observation of draining sulfur granules and promptly confirmed by histology in the three cases. All patients healed with antibiotics in addition to simple surgical procedures. Treatment consisted of amoxicillin for two weeks in two cases and more extended antimicrobial treatment in the third. These findings are contrasting with the classic picture of perianal actinomycosis. It is concluded that perianal actinomycosis can occur in the absence of risk factors and that early diagnosis requires a high degree of suspicion. An infection with Actinomyces should be suspected in the presence of lesions containing watery purulent material with sulfur granules. The indication for extended antibiotherapy combined with sphincter damaging surgery may need to be revised in the presence of early detection.

  13. Comparison of corrosion behaviour in presence of oral bacteria.

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    Laurent, F; Grosgogeat, B; Reclaru, L; Dalard, F; Lissac, M

    2001-08-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the resistance of the corrosion of dental alloys in a solution containing oral bacteria named Actinomyces viscosus (ATCC19246). In this paper, we explain the choice of this precise species of bacteria, then specify its culture in artificial saliva and the experimental precautions needed to avoid the pollution by other bacteria. The electrochemical behaviour of two dental alloys (Ni-Cr alloy and gold-based alloy) was investigated by electrochemical means in sterile Fusayama artificial saliva (AS), AS enriched with sterile yeast extract (YE) and YE modified by introducing bacteria (AV). Open-circuit potentials, potentiodynamic curves, polarization resistance and impedance spectroscopy are the electrochemical procedures selected for this work. It has thus been shown that the open-circuit potential of the non-precious alloy is always lower than that of the gold precious alloy, and the colonization of metal surface by bacteria caused a drop in open circuit potential. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy results have shown that the electrolyte resistance decreased between the AS, YE and AV milieu, in the presence of bacteria a slight decrease in polarization resistance was observed with the precious alloy and an increase with the non-precious alloy. The drop in the electrolyte resistance cannot explain the change in polarization resistance. The influence of Actinomyces viscosus might be essentially due to the consumption of oxygen at the metal/electrolyte interface of the specimen. For the non-precious alloy, the absence of oxygen (instigator of corrosion) led to an increase in polarization resistance whereas the slight decrease for the precious alloys might be justified by the organic and inorganic metabolites released by bacteria in to the electrolyte. The scanning electron micrography after electrochemical analysis, confirmed the absence of contaminants. These preliminary results demonstrate the unquestionable influence of

  14. Effects of Contraception on Cervical Cytology: Data from Mardin City

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    Işık İkbal BARIŞ

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    Full Text Available Objective: Mardin is an area of low socioeconomic level with low rates of contraceptive method use. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the effects of the contraceptive methods used in the area on epithelial cell abnormalities and vaginal flora changes.Material and Method: Cervical smear samples received at the Pathology Department between 2010 and 2012 of 526 patients who had used a contraceptive method and 112 who had never used one were included in the study. The cases were divided into 3 groups as those using hormonal contraception (107, 20.3%, those using an intrauterine device (343, 65.2% and those using a barrier method (76, 14.4%. The evaluation was made using the Bethesda 2001 criteria for cervical epithelial abnormalities and specific cervicovaginal infections.Results: There was no significant difference between the groups for epithelial cell abnormalities while bacterial vaginitis (12%, p=0.03 and Trichomonas vaginalis (7.6% were more common in the IUD users. The Actinomyces rate in RIA users was 1.3%. There was only 1 case of bacterial vaginitis in the barrier group and none of the other patients had a specific infection.Discussion: We did not find a significant cytopathic effect of using a IUD or hormonal contraception in our study. There was a low rate of epithelial abnormality in the barrier method group. IUD was seen to increase the incidence of bacterial vaginitis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Actinomyces. We did not find a significant effect of hormone use on the vaginal flora.

  15. Genetic basis of coaggregation receptor polysaccharide biosynthesis in Streptococcus sanguinis and related species.

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    Yang, J; Yoshida, Y; Cisar, J O

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    Interbacterial adhesion between streptococci and actinomyces promotes early dental plaque biofilm development. Recognition of coaggregation receptor polysaccharides (RPS) on strains of Streptococcus sanguinis, Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus oralis by Actinomyces spp. type 2 fimbriae is the principal mechanism of these interactions. Previous studies of genetic loci for synthesis of RPS (rps) and RPS precursors (rml, galE1 and galE2) in S. gordonii 38 and S. oralis 34 revealed differences between these strains. To determine whether these differences are strain-specific or species-specific, we identified and compared loci for polysaccharide biosynthesis in additional strains of these species and in several strains of the previously unstudied species, S. sanguinis. Genes for synthesis of RPS precursors distinguished the rps loci of different streptococci. Hence, rml genes for synthesis of TDP-L-Rha were in rps loci of S. oralis strains but at other loci in S. gordonii and S. sanguinis. Genes for two distinct galactose epimerases were also distributed differently. Hence, galE1 for epimerization of UDP-Glc and UDP-Gal was in galactose operons of S. gordonii and S. sanguinis strains but surprisingly, this gene was not present in S. oralis. Moreover, galE2 for epimerization of both UDP-Glc and UDP-Gal and UDP-GlcNAc and UDP-GalNAc was at a different locus in each species, including rps operons of S. sanguinis. The findings provide insight into cell surface properties that distinguish different RPS-producing streptococci and open an approach for identifying these bacteria based on the arrangement of genes for synthesis of polysaccharide precursors.

  16. Multilevel analysis of bacterial counts from chronic periodontitis after root planing/scaling, surgery, and systemic and local antibiotics: 2-year results

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    Full Text Available Aim: To follow changes (over 2 years in subgingival bacterial counts of five microbial complexes including health-related Actinomyces spp. in deeper pockets (≥5 mm after periodontal treatments. Methods: Eight different treatments were studied: (1 scaling+root planing (SRP; (2 periodontal surgery (SURG+systemic amoxicillin (AMOX+systemic metronidazole (MET; (3 SURG+locally delivered tetracycline (TET; (4 SURG; (5 AMOX+MET+TET; (6 AMOX+MET; (7 TET; and (8 SURG+AMOX+MET+TET. Antibiotics were given immediately following SRP. Subgingival plaque was collected mesiobuccally from each tooth, except third molars, from 176 subjects, completing the study, at baseline, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months post-treatment and analysed for 40 different bacteria using checkerboard hybridization. A negative binomial (NB generalized estimating equation (NB GEE model was used to analyze count data and a logistic GEE was used for proportions. Results: We observed short-term beneficial changes in the composition of the red complex of up to 3 months by treating subjects with AMOX+MET+TET. Similar short-term improvements with the same treatment were observed for Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola of the red complex. SURG had also short-term beneficial effect on Porphyromonas gingivalis. No periodontal treatments applied to severely affected sites promoted the growth of Actinomyces. Smoking elevated counts of both the red and orange complex while bleeding on probing (BOP and gingival redness were also predictors of more red complex counts. Comparatively similar findings were obtained by analyzing counts and by analyzing proportions. Conclusions: Although short-term reductions in the counts of the red complex were observed in sites that were treated with AMOX+MET+TET, long-term significant effects were not observed with any of the eight treatments. Poor oral hygiene in patients with severe chronic periodontitis diminished the beneficial effects of treatment.

  17. Impact of Travel Disturbance on Soil Actinomycetes Communities Structure of Yaoquan Mountain in Wudalianchi%人类干扰对五大连池药泉山放线菌群落结构影响

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    关健飞; 王继华; 张雪萍; 龚雪; 王淼; 周小倩

    2016-01-01

    To understand the effect of travel disturbance on soil ecological system, the paper taking Yaoquan mountain of Wudalianchi as a research case, the impact of travel disturbance on actinomycetes communities structure was studied, and response relationship between soil chemical properties and actinomycetes communities' structure was analyzed. The results indicated that the soil actinomycetes number was between 0. 48 × 107 cfu/g and 5. 13 × 107 cfu/g of Yaoquan mountain. And 118 actinomycetes were isolated and purified, which belonged to 11 genera. The similar rate was 65. 38℅ of the whole mountain actinomycetes community structure. Micromonospora frequency separation is more consistent in the active area, Micropolyspora and Streptomyces frequency separation are larger in the buffer and background zone. 5 chemical factors and 5 kinds of enzyme activity have different degree of response relationship with actinomycetes population distribution. Sucrase has larger impact on actinomycetes community structure followed by organic matter, urease, and available phosphorus. Actinomyces andStreptomyces are distributed widely, mainly in the central positions, and they are common genus for each sample point Actinomyces. Streptoverticillium is positively correlated to sucrase, Micromonospora is positively correlated to phosphatase, and Frankia is positively correlated to urease, while Actinomadura is positively correlated to available phosphorus.%为了解人类干扰对土壤生态系统的影响,以五大连池药泉山为研究对象,研究人类干扰对土壤放线菌群落结构的影响以及放线菌群落结构与土壤化学性质、酶活性变化之间的响应关系. 研究结果表明:药泉山土壤中可培养放线菌数量为0. 48 × 107 ~5. 13 × 107 cfu/g,共分离放线菌118株,分属于11个属. 药泉山土壤中放线菌相似度为65. 38℅. 小单孢菌属(Micromonospora)在活动区分离频率较为一致;小

  18. Degradation of carboxymethyl chitosan by several common periodontal pathogens%几种常见牙周致病菌对羧甲基壳聚糖的降解效应

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    曹文帅; 邓婧; 徐全臣; 朱元祺

    2013-01-01

      结果与结论:牙龈卟啉单胞菌在1%羧甲基壳聚糖厌氧微生物培养基上生长良好,培养18 d后菌落周围出现明显的透明圈;在2%羧甲基壳聚糖培养基上,牙龈卟啉单胞菌的生长受到抑制,未形成形态规则的菌落;伴放线放线杆菌和黏性放线菌在两种质量分数羧甲基壳聚糖厌氧微生物培养基中,菌落周围均未出现透明圈,培养2周后菌落干枯失去活性。提示牙龈卟啉单胞菌可降解较低质量分数的羧甲基壳聚糖,伴放线放线杆菌和黏性放线菌均不能降解羧甲基壳聚糖。%BACKGROUND:In recent years, the degradation in vivo of carboxymethyl chitosan has become a research focus in the fields of periodontal tissue engineering and materials science. However, in the literature involving carboxymethyl chitosan enzymatic degradation, there is no report regarding whether common periodontal pathogens could degradate carboxymethyl chitosan. OBJECTIVE:To study the degradation of carboxymethyl chitosan by several common periodontal pathogens. METHODS:1%and 2%carboxymethyl chitosan anaerobic microbiological culture media were prepared. The colonies of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacil us actinomycetemcomitan and Actinomyces viscosus were picked up streaking onto the carboxymethyl chitosan medium, respectively, which was then incubated in anaerobic culture bag at 37 ℃. If the see-through circle appeared around the colonies, the result was positive, indicating that the bacteria can degradate carboxymethyl chitosan;on the contrary, it was negative. Afterwards, the diameter of the colonies was measured. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:It was observed that the colonies of Porphyromonas gingivalis grew wel in the 1%carboxymethyl chitosan medium and the see-through circles appeared around the colonies after incubation for 18 days;meanwhile, the medium containing 2%carboxymethyl chitosan inhibited the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis and the standard

  19. Study on Microbial Infection Periodontal-originated Combined Periodontal-endodontic Lesions and Ralated Risk Factors%牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变患牙微生物感染与影响因素分析

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    叶菲; 戴方毅; 刘敏

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变患牙微生物感染的菌种及影响因素。方法选择2012年1月至2013年12月来武汉市汉口医院就诊的牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变患者和正常正畸拔除者各32例(32颗)为研究对象,采集样本的牙周袋、根管标本,检测标本中微生物的感染情况及其牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变发病的影响因素。结果32例牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变样本中微生物感染的检出率为46.9%,以奈瑟菌属、棒状杆菌属、放线菌属、弯曲菌属、梭杆菌属以及嗜血杆菌属为主。32例正常对照样本中微生物感染的检出率为18.8%,主要为奈瑟菌属、放线菌属和弯曲菌属。奈瑟菌属、棒状杆菌属、放线菌属、梭杆菌属和嗜血杆菌属感染为牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变发生的主要影响因素。结论微生物感染的种类与牙周源性牙周牙髓联合病变的发生密切相关,临床应采取不同的治疗方案以提高联合病变的治愈率、降低患者失牙率。%Objective To explore the correlation between microbial strains and infection situation of periodontal-origianted periodontal-endodontic combined lesions and related risk factors.Methods A total of 32 cases of periodontal-origianted periodontal-endodontic combined lesions and another 32 cases of normal orthodontic pulling teeth treated in Hankou Hospital from Jan.2012 to Dec.2013 were selected as research objects.Samples of periodontal pocket and root tube were collected for microbial testing,and correlation be-tween microbial contamination and the development of disease was analyzed.Results The detection rate of microbial infection in 32 cases of periodontal-origianted periodontal-endodontic combined lesions was 46.9%,the main microorganisms infected were Neisseria, Corynebacterium, Actinomyces, Campylobacter, Fusobacterium and Haemophilus.The detection rate of microbial infection in 32 cases of

  20. Effect of Desulfurization Application Rate on Microflora of Oil Sunflower Rhizosphere in Saline%脱硫渣施用量对盐碱地油葵根际微生物区系的影响

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    赵辉; 杨涓; 李正娟

    2011-01-01

    分析盐碱地油葵在不同脱硫渣处理下其根际与非根际细菌、真菌、放线菌以及氨化细菌、好气性纤维素分解菌、固氮菌、硝化细菌生理类群的区系动态变化,研究盐碱地油葵对不同脱硫渣处理的响应规律.结果表明,随着脱硫渣施用量的增加,土壤中细菌和放线菌及4类生理细菌类群的数量均呈现出先上升后下降的趋势,其中脱硫渣为1.5 t/hm2时,每克干土中细菌数量为1.81×106个,放线菌的数量为3.62×105个,氨化细菌为9.37×105个,好气性纤维素分解菌为95.01×104个,固氮菌为15.71×103个.真菌呈现出先快速下降后缓慢上升的趋势;适宜的脱硫渣施用量有利于油葵根际细菌、放线菌及4类细菌生理类群数量的提高,过高则微生物数量下降;施用脱硫渣前后,各微生物类群都表现出明显的根际效应.%The rhizosphere microflora dynamics of bacteria, actinomyces, fungi and four bacterial physiological groups of oil sunflower under different desulfurization treatments were studied by adopting selective culture medium to explain scientifically the response regular of the sunflower to different desulfurization condition. The results showed: The desulfurization application rate had significant effect on the quantity of microorganisms in oil sunflower field. The change of microorganisms population in rhizosphere soil showed a single-peaked curve with the increase of desulfurization application rate. When desulfurization application rate was 1.5t/ha, the quantity of bacteria, actinomyces, ammonification bacteria, aerobic cellulose decomposing bacteria and nitroge-fixing bacteria per gram of dry soil was 1.81 × l06, 3.62 × l05, 9.37 × 105, 9.50 × l05 and 1.57 × 104 ,respectively. Optimal desulfurization application rate would lead to increase of the quantity of bacteria,actinomyces and four bacterial physiological groups in soil. The rhizospheral effect was noticeable in various microbial

  1. Antimicrobial activity of four different dental gel formulas on cariogenic bacteria evaluated using the linear regression method Atividade antimicrobiana de quatro formulações diferentes de géis dentais em bactérias cariogênicas avaliada pelo método de regressão linear

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The antimicrobial activity of four different dental gel formulas was evaluated on three microorganisms associated with cariogenesis: Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus casei and Actinomyces viscosus. The preliminary antimicrobial activity evaluation was performed using an agar diffusion method. In addition, the formulas were challenged using each microorganism with subsequent determinations of survivors at time intervals of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes. The decimal reduction time (D-value calculated from the obtained curves (logCFU/mL vs. time was employed for the antimicrobial activity comparison of the formulas. The selected method for survivor enumeration was validated according to official compendia. Results revealed intense bactericidal activity, even at 1:2 dilution, on S. mutans and L. casei. The data concerning A. viscosus showed the absence of microbial reduction in the challenge employing diluted formulas at the selected time interval. The obtained D-values were 0.21, 2.08, 1.93 and 5.79 minutes for formulas 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. After comparing the obtained results, formula 1 can be considered to have the highest bactericidal activity.A atividade antimicrobiana de quatro diferentes fórmulas de gel dental foi avaliada empregando três microrganismos associados à cariogênese: Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus casei e Actinomyces viscosus. A avaliação preliminar foi efetuada utilizando método por difusão em ágar. Além disso, as fórmulas foram desafiadas empregando cada microrganismo e as determinações relativas aos sobreviventes foram efetuadas após 1, 5, 10, 20 e 30 minutos do desafio. O tempo de redução decimal (valor-D foi calculado por meio das curvas obtidas (UFC/mL x tempo, objetivando a comparação da atividade antimicrobiana entre as fórmulas. O método selecionado para a enumeração dos sobreviventes foi validado de acordo com compêndio oficial. Os resultados revelaram intensa atividade antimicrobiana

  2. Antibacterial Actinomycetes Community from Sediment of Coral Reefs in the Offshore Areas of Beibu Gulf%北部湾近海珊瑚礁区系沉积物抗菌活性放线菌类群

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    龚斌; 黄蕾; 张艳秋; 彭春艳; 熊拯; 方怀义; 庞庭才; 黄鹄

    2013-01-01

    Using antibacterial activity against E. coli and Bacillus subtilis as initial screening, 51 Actinomycetes strains possessing different antibacterial activities were isolated from 5 sediment samples of coral reefs in the offshore areas of Beibu Gulf, among them 9 strains showed comparatively strong antibacterial abilities. It could be determined that they belonged to the genus of Streptomyces based on their colonies and spores morphology. RAPD-PCR analysis indicated that the 9 strains also belonged to 6 types, 16S rDNA sequence and phylogenetic tree analysis indicated that the 9 strains could be divided into 6 different types of 4 major groups. And the results showed that RAPD-PCR cluster analysis had fairly large compatibility with 16S rDNA sequence cluster analysis. Physiological and biochemical identi-fication results showed that the isolates existed differences from Actinomyces model strain in physiological and biochem-ical features. This indicated that the isolates may likely be novel species of Actinomyces. These 6 Actinomyces strains had broad spectrum of antibacterial activity, and existed a certain differences in antibacterial activities, suggested that they may excrete secondary metabolites of multiple different structures and functions. The study results showed that sediment of coral reefs in the offshore areas of Beibu Gulf stores abundant source of Actinomycetes for medicine devel-opment.%通过对大肠埃希菌和枯草芽胞杆菌抗菌活性初步筛选,从北部湾近海珊瑚礁区5个沉积物样品中成功分离得到51株具有不同抗菌活性的放线菌,其中9株具有较强抗菌能力。根据这9株放线菌的菌落和孢子形态,可确定它们都属于链霉菌属。 RAPD-PCR分析表明这9株放线菌为6种不同类型,16S rDNA序列和系统发生树分析表明,9株放线菌可划分到4个大的类群6种不同类型,且结果显示RAPD-PCR聚类分析与16S rDNA序列聚类分析的结果具有较大的一致性。生理生

  3. 澜沧江上游不同植被类型土壤微生物特征研究%The Study on Soil Microbial Characteristic under Different Types of Vegetation in Upstream of Lancang River

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    张仕艳; 原海红; 陆梅; 杨国仲; 向仕敏

    2011-01-01

    采用野外调查采样及室内实验分析的方法,选取原生植被旱冬瓜林地作为对照,对澜沧江上游山区不同植被类型云南松林、桉树纯林、生态混交林(桤木+圣诞树)土壤细菌、真菌、放线菌3大类微生物的数量及总量进行研究,结果表明:3大类微生物分布均表现为A层大于B层。不同植被类型土壤细菌和真菌数量变化趋势均为旱冬瓜林〉生态混交林〉桉树林〉云南松林,且A、B层消长趋势一致;不同植被类型A层土壤放线菌数量变化趋势为云南松林〉桉树林〉生态混交林〉旱冬瓜林,B层土壤放线菌数量变化趋势则为生态混交林〉云南松林〉桉树林〉旱冬瓜林;不同植%With the Alnus nepalensis forest as control,to investigate the quantity of soil microbe(bacteria,epiphyte and actinomyces) and microbial biomass of different vegetation types in upstream of Lancang River by the method of field sampling and laboratory analysis.The others vegetation types are Pinus yunnanensis,eucalyptus and eco-mixed forest(Alnus nepalensis+Acacia dealbata).The results indicated that the A layer of the quantity of bacteria,epiphyte and actinomyces were higher than the B layer.The order of the A layer the quantity of bacterial and epiphyte were Alnus nepalensis forest 〉eco-mixed forest〉eucalyptus〉Pinus yunnanensis.The B layer is same as the A layer.In the A layer,the order of the quantity of actinomyces was Pinus yunnanensis〉eucalyptus〉eco-mixed forest 〉Alnus nepalensis forest.In the B layer,the order of the quantity of actinomyces was eco-mixed forestPinus yunnanensiseucalyptusAlnus nepalensis forest.In the A layer,the order of soil microbial biomass is Alnus nepalensis fores eco-mixed forest〉eucalyptus〉Pinus yunnanensis.The order in B layer is same as that in A layer.

  4. 不同施肥处理对辣椒根际土壤微生物区系和酶活性的影响%Effects of Different Fertilizer Treatments on Soil Microbial Community and Enzyme Activities in Hot Pepper

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    郭小强; 毛宁; 张希彪; 刘灵霞; 王凤琴; 肖朝霞

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of three different fertilizer treatments (compost fertilizer,chemical fertilizer,compost fertilizer mixed with chemical fertilizer) on soil microbes and enzyme activities in the root zones of hot pepper.The results showed that the total amount of soil bacteria and fungi in the compost fertilizer treatment increased significantly by 49.46% and 40.25%,respectively.The amount of actinomyces declined,compared to the control treatment.The amount of soil bacteria in the bacterial fertilizer + chemical fertilizer treatment increased by 16.55%,while the amont of actinomyces and fungi decreased.The amount of bacteria,actinomyces and fungi decreased in the chemical fertilizer treatmeat.The catalase,urease,phosphatase and protease activity increased in all of the three treatments.The catalase,urease,and protease activity in the compost fertilizer treatment increased by 33.9%,396.4% and 30.1%,respectively.Results indicated that compost fertilizer could increase the soil enzyme activity,the amount and diversity of soil microbes,soil nitrogen cycle as well as soil fertility.%以单施有机肥(CK)为对照,研究了单施生物菌肥、单施化肥及化肥+生物菌肥混合施用等3种不同处理对辣椒根际土壤微生物组成和酶活性变化的影响.结果表明,单施菌肥处理中,辣椒根际土壤细菌和真菌数量较CK显著增加,增幅分别达到49.46%和40.25%,放线菌数量有所下降;菌肥+化肥处理中,细菌数量较CK增加了16.55%,放线菌和真菌数量有所减少;纯化肥处理中,细菌、真菌和放线菌数量均显著下降.施用菌肥后土壤过氧化氢酶、脲酶、蛋白酶和磷酸酶活性均较CK显著增加.其中单施菌肥处理土壤中,过氧化氢酶、脲酶和蛋白酶活性均较CK大幅增加,分别增加了33.9%、396.4%和30.1%.施用生物菌肥可增加土壤微生物功能群数量,改善土壤微生态环境和土壤氮素营养循环,提高土壤酶活性和土壤肥力.

  5. Avaliação da suscetibilidade antimicrobiana de bactérias anaeróbias facultativas isoladas de canais radiculares de dentes com insucesso endodôntico frente aos antibióticos de uso sistêmico

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    Bárbara Trindade Di Santi

    Full Text Available ResumoIntroduçãoBactérias associadas ao insucesso do tratamento endodôntico são capazes de adquirir e expressar resistência aos agentes antimicrobianos comumente empregados para tratar infecções, o que torna necessário, em determinadas situações, a realização de testes laboratoriais para detectar a resistência ou a suscetibilidade antimicrobiana desses micro-organismos.Objetivoavaliar a suscetibilidade antimicrobiana das cepas de Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Actinomyces viscosus e Staphylococcus aureus isoladas de canais radiculares de dentes com insucesso endodôntico.Material e métodoCepas clínicas de Enterococcus faecalis (n=3, Enterococcus faecium (n=3, Actinomyces viscosus (n=3 e Staphylococcus aureus (n=3, coletadas in vivo de canais radiculares com insucesso endodôntico, foram testadas quanto à suscetibilidade antimicrobiana por meio do método E-test em duplicata, utilizando os antibióticos: Amoxicilina (AC, Rifampicina (RI, Moxifloxacina (MX, Vancomicina (VA, Tetraciclina (TC, Ciprofloxacina (CI, Cloranfenicol (CL, Benzilpenicilina (PG, Amoxicilina + ácido clavulânico (XL, Doxiciclina (DC, Eritromicina (EM e Azitromicina (AZ.ResultadoTodas as cepas clínicas testadas foram suscetíveis aos antibióticos AC, XL, PG, DC, MX, TC e VA. Todos os isolados das espécies de S. aureus foram suscetíveis aos 12 antibióticos testados. As cepas de E. faecalis, E. faecium e A. viscosus mostraram padrão de suscetibilidade intermediário contra EM. Algumas cepas de E. faecalis e E. faecium foram resistentes a AZ e RI.ConclusãoAs cepas clínicas isoladas dos canais radiculares de dentes com insucesso endodôntico mostraram perfis diferentes de suscetibilidade antimicrobiana e nenhum isolado de E. faecalis e E. faeciumapresentou-se suscetível a AZ e EM.

  6. Analysis of coal solubilization effect by microorganisms from different sources%不同来源微生物的溶煤效果分析∗

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    赵帅伟; 潘结南

    2014-01-01

    Coal can be solubilized by different microorganisms from various sources.In order to investigate what kind of microorganisms possesses better solubilizing capability,the different strains such as bacteria,fungi and actinomyces,obtained from soil,coal slime,composts,rotten wood and mine water,were used for coal solubilization.The rates of coal solubilization were cal-culated and the capabilities of coal solubilization for different microorganisms were compared.The results showed that soil contains different strains,in which bacteria showed good coal solubiliza-tion.While fungi and actinomyces are rich in compost and rotten wood,possessing good coal sol-ubilization capability.However,underground coal,coal slime,mine water and so on are not suit-able for isolation of microorganisms via coal solubilization.%不同环境中蕴藏的不同微生物对煤有溶解作用,为了探究哪些来源的微生物对煤有更好的溶解能力,本试验从土壤、煤泥、堆肥、腐木和矿井水中分别分离得到细菌、真菌和放线菌,利用这些菌株进行溶煤试验并计算溶煤率,然后比较不同来源微生物的溶煤效果。试验结果表明,土壤中菌的种类最全,其中细菌含量丰富,溶煤效果较好;堆肥和腐木中真菌和放线菌比较丰富,溶煤效果较好;井工生产的煤、煤泥以及矿井水等不适合用于筛选溶煤微生物。

  7. Actinomycosis: etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and management

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    Valour F

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Florent Valour,1–3 Agathe Sénéchal,1,2 Céline Dupieux,2–4 Judith Karsenty,1,2 Sébastien Lustig,2,5 Pierre Breton,2,6 Arnaud Gleizal,2,7 Loïc Boussel,2,8,9 Frédéric Laurent,2–4 Evelyne Braun,1 Christian Chidiac,1–3 Florence Ader,1–3 Tristan Ferry1–3 1Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, Lyon, France; 2Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France; 3Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, CIRI, INSERM U1111, CNRS UMR5308, ENS de Lyon, UCBL1, Lyon, France; 4Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Centre de Biologie du Nord, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, Lyon, France; 5Chirurgie Orthopédique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, Lyon, France; 6Stomatologie et Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Sud, Lyon, France; 7Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, Lyon, France; 8Radiologie, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, Lyon, France; 9Creatis, CNRS UMR 5220, INSERM U1044, Université Lyon 1, INSA Lyon, Lyon, France Abstract: Actinomycosis is a rare chronic disease caused by Actinomyces spp., anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that normally colonize the human mouth and digestive and genital tracts. Physicians must be aware of typical clinical presentations (such as cervicofacial actinomycosis following dental focus of infection, pelvic actinomycosis in women with an intrauterine device, and pulmonary actinomycosis in smokers with poor dental hygiene, but also that actinomycosis may mimic the malignancy process in various anatomical sites. Bacterial cultures and pathology are the cornerstone of diagnosis, but particular conditions are required in order to get the correct diagnosis. Prolonged bacterial cultures in anaerobic conditions are necessary to identify the bacterium and typical microscopic findings include necrosis with

  8. In vitro antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing triclosan/gantrez and sodium bicarbonate Eficiência antimicrobiana in vitro de um enxaguatório bucal contendo triclosan/gantrez e bicarbonato de sódio

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Several antiseptic substances have been used as adjuncts to routine mechanical procedures of oral hygiene, based on their antimicrobial effects. The objective of this study was to assess in vitro the antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing Triclosan/Gantrez and sodium bicarbonate in comparison to both positive and negative controls. Standard strain samples of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus and Bacillus subtilis were used. Samples of Streptococcus mutans and Gram-negative bacilli were collected from 20 volunteers (10 with a clinically healthy periodontium and 10 presenting biofilm-associated gingivitis. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity was performed by determining the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC. The results indicated that the test solution inhibited the growth of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive microorganisms from the volunteers’ saliva as well as that of the standard strains at the MIC dilution of 1:20, whereas the MIC dilution of 0.12% chlorhexidine against the same bacteria was 1:80. Thus, even though the tested mouthrinse solution presented an in-vitro antimicrobial activity superior to that of a placebo, it was inferior to that of chlorhexidine.Diversas substâncias antisépticas têm sido utilizadas como adjuntos aos procedimentos mecânicos rotineiros de higiene oral, com base em seus efeitos antimicrobianos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, in vitro, a eficiência antimicrobiana de um enxaguatório bucal contendo Triclosan/Gantrez e bicarbonato de sódio, em comparação a controles positivos e negativos. Linhagens padrão de Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus e Bacillus subtilis foram utilizadas. Amostras de Streptococcus mutans e Bacilos Gram-negativos foram coletadas de 20 voluntários (10 com um periodonto clinicamente saudável e 10 com gengivite associada à presença de biofilme. A avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana foi

  9. Antimicrobial Constituents of Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd. against Periodontal Pathogens

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    Garland More

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The phytochemical investigation of an ethanol extract of Artemisia afra led to the isolation of six known compounds, acacetin (1, 12α,4α-dihydroxybishopsolicepolide (2, scopoletin (3, α-amyrin (4, phytol (5, and a pentacyclic triterpenoid betulinic acid (6. The compounds were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive (Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces israelii, and Streptococcus mutans, Gram negative bacteria (Prevotella intermedia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans previously known as Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, and Candida albicans. The crude extract of A. afra inhibited the growth of all tested microbial species at concentration range of 1.6 mg/mL to 25 mg/mL. The compounds 1–6 also showed activity range at 1.0 mg/mL to 0.25 mg/mL. Three best compounds (scopoletin, betulinic acid, and acacetin which showed good antimicrobial activity were selected for further studies. Cytotoxicity of extract and compounds was determined using the XTT cell proliferation kit. The antioxidant activity of the extract and compounds was done using the DPPH scavenging method. The extract showed good antioxidant activity with an IC50 value of 22.2 μg/mL. Scopoletin had a strong transformation of the DPPH radical into its reduced form, with an IC50 value of 1.24 μg/mL which was significant to that of vitamin C (1.22 μg/mL. Acacetin and betulinic acid exhibited a decreased scavenging activity with the IC50 of 2.39 and 2.42 μg/mL, respectively. The extract and compounds showed moderate toxicity on McCoy fibroblast cell line and scopoletin was relatively nontoxic with an IC50 value of 132.5 μg/mL. Acacetin and betulinic acid also showed a smooth trend of non-toxic effects with IC50 values of 35.44 and 30.96 μg/mL. The obtained results in this study confirm the use of A. afra in the treatment of microbial infections.

  10. Avaliação da influência do uso de métodos contraceptivos sobre os resultados dos esfregaços de Papanicolaou = Evaluation of the influence of contraceptive methods on the results of Papanicolaou smears

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    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a influência do uso de métodos contraceptivos como dispositivo intrauterino (DIU, contraceptivos hormonais (CPH e preservativo (PRESER, nos resultados dos esfregaços de Papanicolaou (Pap, por meio de análise retrospectiva de seus laudos e das informações sobre métodos contraceptivos de 2251 mulheres, distribuídas em: DIU (n=80, CPH (n=172, PRESER (n=40 e não usuárias (n=1959. As não usuárias apresentaram mais resultados normais e as com DIU mais alterações benignas. Os três grupos de usuárias, principalmente DIU, manifestaram mais metaplasia escamosa do que as não usuárias. Não houve aumento de ASCUS/LIS ou câncer nas usuárias de métodos contraceptivos. Predominaram as infecções candidíase e vaginose bacteriana e em DIU houve mais vaginose. Actinomyces sp. ocorreu apenas em DIU e Trichomonas vaginalis apenasem não usuárias. Assim, é importante a realização de Pap nas usuárias de DIU e CPH para acompanhar as alterações benignas, pois as mesmas podem predispor e/ou facilitar infecções, incluindo por HPV.This study aimed to evaluate the influence of the use of contraceptive methods, such as the intrauterine device (IDU, the hormonal contraceptive (HCP and the preservative (PRESER, on the results of Papanicolaou smears (Pap. A retrospective analysis was conducted based on Papanicolau results and on information from2251 women's contraceptive methods, distributed in: IDU (n=80, HCP (n=172, PRESER (n=40 and non-users (n=1959. Non-users presented more normal results; and IDU users presented benign alterations. Among the three groups, the IDU users manifested more squaly squamous metaplasia than the non-users. There was no notice of ASCUS/SIL or cancer in the users of contraceptive methods. The infections withcandidiasis and bacterial vaginosis prevailed. Particularly in IDU users, there was more vaginosis. Actinomyces sp. was only noticed in IDU users, and Trichomonas vaginalis in nonusers. Thus

  11. Avaliação da influência do uso de métodos contraceptivos sobre os resultados dos esfregaços de Papanicolaou - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v28i1.1091 Evaluation of the influence of contraceptive methods on the results of Papanicolaou smears - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v28i1.1091

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    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a influência do uso de métodos contraceptivos como dispositivo intrauterino (DIU, contraceptivos hormonais (CPH e preservativo (PRESER, nos resultados dos esfregaços de Papanicolaou (Pap, por meio de análise retrospectiva de seus laudos e das informações sobre métodos contraceptivos de 2251 mulheres, distribuídas em: DIU (n=80, CPH (n=172, PRESER (n=40 e não usuárias (n=1959. As não usuárias apresentaram mais resultados normais e as com DIU mais alterações benignas. Os três grupos de usuárias, principalmente DIU, manifestaram mais metaplasia escamosa do que as não usuárias. Não houve aumento de ASCUS/LIS ou câncer nas usuárias de métodos contraceptivos. Predominaram as infecções candidíase e vaginose bacteriana e em DIU houve mais vaginose. Actinomyces sp. ocorreu apenas em DIU e Trichomonas vaginalis apenas em não usuárias. Assim, é importante a realização de Pap nas usuárias de DIU e CPH para acompanhar as alterações benignas, pois as mesmas podem predispor e/ou facilitar infecções, incluindo por HPVThis study aimed to evaluate the influence of the use of contraceptive methods, such as the intrauterine device (IDU, the hormonal contraceptive (HCP and the preservative (PRESER, on the results of Papanicolaou smears (Pap. A retrospective analysis was conducted based on Papanicolau results and on information from 2251 women's contraceptive methods, distributed in: IDU (n=80, HCP (n=172, PRESER (n=40 and non-users (n=1959. Non-users presented more normal results; and IDU users presented benign alterations. Among the three groups, the IDU users manifested more squaly squamous metaplasia than the non-users. There was no notice of ASCUS/SIL or cancer in the users of contraceptive methods. The infections with candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis prevailed. Particularly in IDU users, there was more vaginosis. Actinomyces sp. was only noticed in IDU users, and Trichomonas vaginalis in non-users. Thus

  12. Betel nut chewing, oral premalignant lesions, and the oral microbiome

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    Hernandez, Brenda Y.; Zhu, Xuemei; Goodman, Marc T.; Gatewood, Robert; Mendiola, Paul; Quinata, Katrina; Paulino, Yvette C.

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    Oral cancers are attributed to a number of causal agents including tobacco, alcohol, human papillomavirus (HPV), and areca (betel) nut. Although betel nut chewing has been established as an independent cause of oral cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis are poorly understood. An investigation was undertaken to evaluate the influence of betel nut chewing on the oral microbiome and oral premalignant lesions. Study participants were recruited from a dental clinic in Guam. Structured interviews and oral examinations were performed. Oral swabbing and saliva samples were evaluated by 454 pyrosequencing of the V3- V5 region of the 16S rRNA bacterial gene and genotyped for HPV. One hundred twenty-two adults were enrolled including 64 current betel nut chewers, 37 former chewers, and 21 with no history of betel nut use. Oral premalignant lesions, including leukoplakia and submucous fibrosis, were observed in 10 chewers. Within-sample bacterial diversity was significantly lower in long-term (≥10 years) chewers vs. never chewers and in current chewers with oral lesions vs. individuals without lesions. Between-sample bacterial diversity based on Unifrac distances significantly differed by chewing status and oral lesion status. Current chewers had significantly elevated levels of Streptococcus infantis and higher and lower levels of distinct taxa of the Actinomyces and Streptococcus genera. Long-term chewers had reduced levels of Parascardovia and Streptococcus. Chewers with oral lesions had significantly elevated levels of Oribacterium, Actinomyces, and Streptococcus, including Streptococcus anginosus. In multivariate analyses, controlling for smoking, oral HPV, S.anginosus, and S. infantis levels, current betel nut chewing remained the only predictor of oral premalignant lesions. Our study provides evidence that betel nut chewing alters the oral bacterial microbiome including that of chewers who develop oral premalignant lesions. Nonetheless, whether microbial changes

  13. 复合生防菌群对连作大豆根际土壤可培养微生物区系的影响%Effects of combined biocontrol agents on soybean rhizosphere culturable microbial flora from continuous soybean cropping soil

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    范文艳; 陈瑾; 姜述君; 于涵; 张国庆; 刘朝

    2012-01-01

    Pot experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of combined biocontrol agents on rhizosphere microbial flora of soybean (Glycine max) in continuous cropping soil. Results showed thai combined biocontrol agents could effectively change soil microbial flora in soybean rhizosphere. Among different growth stages of soybean, the quantities of bacteria, fungi and actinomyces had changed evidently under combined biocontrol agents treatment. In euphylla period and compound leaf period, rhizosphere bacteria increased 71. 8% and 114. 3% , while fungus decreased 12.9% and 22. 3% respectively. Actinomyces decreased 9.9% in euphylla period, but increased 27.4% in compound leaf period. The results showed that combined biocontrol agents significantly reduced the proportions of soilborne pathogene of Fusarium and Rhizoctonia in soybean rhizosphere, and enhanced the proportions of beneficial microbes including Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Trichoderma, Pseudomonas and Bacillus.%采用盆栽试验,研究了复合生防菌群对大豆根际土壤可培养微生物区系的调节作用.结果表明,复合生防菌群可以明显改变大豆根际微生物区系组成.在大豆不同时期,复合生防菌群处理的大豆根际细菌、真菌和放线菌在数量上发生了较大改变.在大豆真叶期和复时期,复合生防菌群接种处理大豆根际细菌较对照增幅分别达到71.8%和114.3%,而根际真菌较对照减少12.9%和22.3%.在大豆真叶期,复合生防菌群接种处理大豆根际放线菌数量较对照减少9.9%,而在复叶期,根际放线菌数量较对照增加27.4%.此外,施用复合生防菌群可有效降低土传病原菌镰孢菌属(Fusarium)和丝核菌属(Rhizoctonia)的比例,并且提高根瘤菌(Rhtizobium)、固氮菌(Azotobacter)、木霉属(Trichoderma)、假单胞菌属(Pseudomonas)和芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus)等有益菌的比例.

  14. 不同解磷菌剂对美国山核桃根际微生物和酶活性的影响%Effects of Different Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria on Rhizosphere Microorganism and Enzyme Activities of Pecan Seedlings

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    余旋; 朱天辉; 刘旭

    2012-01-01

    A potting experiment was conducted to evaluate effects of three phosphate-solubilizing bacteria ( PSB) (Pseudomonas chlororaphis, P. Fluorescens, Bacillus cereus) and their mixture on rhizosphere soil microorganism and enzyme activities at three growth stages of pecan ( Carya illinoensis) seedlings subjected to three application levels of calcium-superphosphate. Results showed that; Inoculation of the three PSB and their mixture increased the amounts of rhizosphere bacteria and actinomyces, reduced the amounts of rhizosphere fungi, and enhanced activities of phosphatase and urease. However, the effects on rhizosphere microorganism and enzyme activities decreased progressively with increase of calcium-superphosphate content. The bacteria mixture was stronger effects than that of any single bacterium, and brought about the most rhizosphere bacteria and actinomyces, the lest rhizosphere fungi, and the highest activities of phosphatase and urease in all three application levels of calcium-superphosphate compared to inoculation with any single bacteria.%通过盆栽试验研究3种施P水平下绿针假单胞菌、荧光假单胞菌、蜡样芽孢杆菌3种细菌及其混合菌群对美国山核桃苗3个生长时期根际微生物数量和酶活性的影响.结果表明:施加4种细菌菌剂后山核桃根际土壤中的细菌和放线菌数量增加,真菌数量减少,土壤磷酸酶和脲酶活性上升;3种施P水平下,随着施P水平的提高,各种菌剂对根际微生物数量和酶活性的影响逐渐降低,且3种细菌的混合菌剂较单一菌种对根际微生物数量及土壤磷酸酶和脲酶活性的影响更大.

  15. 湖北保康不同海拔高度烟田土壤微生物分析%Effect of Elevation on the Soil Microbe Quantity in Tobacco-Growing Region of Baokang in Hubei Province

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    许汝冰; 李进平; 孔文; 陈振国; 李长影; 郭佳; 郭利; 曹祥练; 李晓华

    2012-01-01

    对不同海拔高度的烟田土壤中微生物进行测定和分析.结果表明,在不同海拔高度烟田土壤中,烟草采收期细菌和固氮菌数量随海拔高度的增加而增加.固氮菌变化速率和细菌变化速率高于放线菌变化速率和真菌变化速率,细菌和固氮菌变化速率随海拔高度的增加而增加,采收期细菌和固氮菌变化速率高于旺长期.细菌、固氮菌和放线菌根土比随海拔高度的增加呈增加趋势,在海拔高度为1 095 m,细菌、固氮菌和放线菌根土比最高.不同海拔高度烟田土壤中采收期细菌与真菌数量的比值(B/F)高于旺长期,海拔为746m的烟田土壤中细菌与真菌数量的比值小于海拔933和1 095m.%The effect of elevation on the soil microbe quantity in tobacco-growing region of Baokang in Hubei province was studied. The results showed that the quantity of soil bacteria and nitrogen-fixing bacteria in harvest period increased with the increasing of elevation in tobacco field soil. The change speed of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and bacteria were higher than that of actinomyces and fungi, and the change speed of bacteria and nitrogen-fixing bacteria increased with the increasing of elevation. The change speeds of bacteria and nitrogen-fixing bacteria in harvest period were higher than that in growing period. The quantity ratio of soil bacteria, nitrogen-fixing bacteria and actinomyces in rhizosphere soil to that in non-rhizosphere soil increased with the increasing of elevation, and the ratio at the elevation of 1 095 m was the highest. The quantity ratio of bacteria to fungus (B/F) in growing period was higher than that in harvest period at different elevations and the ratio at the elevation of 746 m was lower than that at the elevation of 933 m and 1 095 m.

  16. Effects of Herbicide 2,4-D on Soil Microbial Population%除草剂2,4-D 对土壤微生物类群的影响

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    韩丽珍; 赵德刚; 罗信旭

    2014-01-01

    为了评价除草剂2,4-D 对土壤生态系统的影响,采用构建人工微生态的方法,在42 d 内动态评估供试土壤中微生物类群的变化。结果表明:当2,4-D 使用浓度为5 mg/kg 时,对土壤细菌及放线菌均没有显著影响,对真菌的影响也可以较快地恢复;浓度为25 mg/kg 和50 mg/kg 的处理,细菌和真菌总数均表现下降,但细菌的适应性更强;放线菌总数则表现出一定的波动性。2,4-D 处理浓度越高,对真菌的抑制作用也越强。因此,建议将土壤中真菌总数作为评估除草剂2,4-D 污染土壤生态环境效应的敏感指标。%In order to assess the effects of herbicide 2,4-D on soil microecological systems,the dynamic changes of soil microbial population were evaluated during 42 days incubation times by constructing manual micro-ecology.The results showed that bacteria and actinomyces were not suffered significant effects,and the influence on fungus was recovered soon when soils were treated with 5 mg/kg 2,4-D.Whenever 25 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg of 2,4-D were added to the soils,the number of bacteria and fungus was decreased, whereas the adaptability of bacteria was stronger than fungus.Meanwhile actinomyces number was risen and fallen,too.And the inhibition on fungus was increased with the higher treated concentration of 2,4-D.It suggested that fungus number could be a sensitive indicator which assessed the ecological effect of environment herbicide 2,4-D polluted.

  17. 中华慈姑中具有抗菌活性的对映-玫瑰烷和对映-贝壳杉烷二萜%Antibacterial ent-Rosane and ent-Kaurane Diterpenoids from Sagittaria trifolia var. sinensis

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    刘雪婷; 施瑶; 梁敬钰; 闵知大

    2009-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the antibacterial components from Sagittaria trifolia vat. sinensis. METHODS: The separation was performed over silica gel and Sephadex LH-20 column. The structures of the obtained compounds were determined on the basis of NMR data and chemical methods. RESULTS: Ten diterpenoids were isolated. Sagittine H (1), sclareol (2), and 19-β-L-3'-acetoxyarabinofuranosyl- ent-kaur-16-ene-19-oate (3) were evaluated for their abilities to inhibit the growth of three oral pathogens, Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175, Actinomyces naeslundiis ATCC 12104, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemeomitans ATCC 43717, using minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assays. CONCLUSIONS: sagittine H (1) is a new ent-rosane glycoside and demonstrated MIC of 62.5 μg·mL-1 against both S. mutans and A. naeslundiis. Compound 3 exhibits strong activity against S. mutans and A. naeslundiis with MIC of 15.6 μg·mL-1 for both.%目的:研究中华慈姑中的抗菌活性成分.方法:通过各种硅胶柱层析和凝胶柱层析进行分离和纯化.分离得到的化合物通过一维和二维的核磁技术以及化学方法进行结构解析.结果:从中华慈姑中分离得到10个化合物,并测试了化合物1-3抗3种口腔细菌的活性.结论:化合物1是一个新的对映-玫瑰烷二萜苷,化合物3显示了很强的抗两种口腔细菌(Streptococus mutans和Actinomyces naeslundiis)的活性,MIC均为15.6 μg·mL-1.化合物1的活性较弱,对上述两种口腔细菌的MIC均为62.5μg-mL-1.

  18. Effects of Grafting on Root Exudates of Cucumber and Rhizosphere Environment under Copper Stress

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    Hua LI; Hongjun HE; Tengfei LI; Xin LI; Zikun ZHANG

    2013-01-01

    [Objective] This study to aimed to investigate the effects of Cu stress on root exudates and microbial activities in rhizosphere of grafted and ungrafted cucum-ber seedlings, and therefore to elucidate the microbial mechanism of grafting for in-creasing cucumber plants tolerance to Cu stress [Method] Four treatments: (1) un-grafted seedlings + test soil (U0); (2) ungrafted seedlings + test soil + CuSO4·5H2O (U1); (3) grafted seedlings + test soil (G0); (4) grafted seedlings + test soil + Cu-SO4·5H2O (G1) were set in the pot culture experiment. The contents of free amino acids, organic acids, phenolic acid and sugars, microbial population and enzyme ac-tivity in the four treatment were measured, respectively. [Result] The secretion of amino acids and organic acids were increased under Cu stress. The amino acids secretions of grafted seedlings roots were obviously higher than ungrafted seedlings except for Phe and Val. At the same time, the secretion of oxalic acid, malic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, cinnamic acid, ρ-hydroxybenzoic acid and benzoic acid of grafted seedlings were significantly higher than ungrafted seedlings as wel . There-fore, more Cu2+ were restricted in soil by chelating, complexing and precipitation with root exudates, and its toxicity was decreased. The soil microbial biomass C and N in grafted cucumber rhizosphere were significantly higher than those in ungrafted cu-cumber rhizosphere, whereas basal respiration and metabolic quotient were signifi-cantly lower. Under Cu stress, the numbers of actinomyces and nitrogen fixing bac-teria decreased and the number of fungi increased significantly, whereas there was no significant difference in amounts of bacteria. The numbers of bacteria, actino-myces, and nitrogen fixing bacteria in grafted cucumber rhizosphere were significant-ly higher than those in ungrafted cucumber rhizosphere, but the number of fungi was opposite. The activities of soil urease, phosphatase, sucrase and catalase in grafted

  19. Exploration of the relationship between biogas production and microbial community under high salinity conditions.

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    Wang, Shaojie; Hou, Xiaocong; Su, Haijia

    2017-04-25

    High salinity frequently causes inhibition and even failure in anaerobic digestion. To explore the impact of increasing NaCl concentrations on biogas production, and reveal the microbial community variations in response to high salinity stress, the Illumina high-throughput sequencing technology was employed. The results showed that a NaCl concentration of 20 g/L (H group) exhibited a similar level of VFAs and specific CO2 production rate with that in the blank group, thus indicating that the bacterial activity in acidogenesis might not be inhibited. However, the methanogenic activity in the H group was significantly affected compared with that in the blank group, causing a 42.2% decrease in CH4 production, a 37.12% reduction in the specific CH4 generation rate and a lower pH value. Illumina sequencing revealed that microbial communities between the blank and H groups were significantly different. Bacteroides, Clostridium and BA021 uncultured were the dominant species in the blank group while some halotolerant genera, such as Thermovirga, Soehngenia and Actinomyces, dominated and complemented the hydrolytic and acidogenetic abilities in the H group. Additionally, the most abundant archaeal species included Methanosaeta, Methanolinea, Methanospirillum and Methanoculleus in both groups, but hydrogenotrophic methanogens showed a lower resistance to high salinity than aceticlastic methanogens.

  20. Bacteriological cultures of removed intrauterine devices and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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    Tsanadis, G; Kalantaridou, S N; Kaponis, A; Paraskevaidis, E; Zikopoulos, K; Gesouli, E; Dalkalitsis, N; Korkontzelos, I; Mouzakioti, E; Lolis, D E

    2002-05-01

    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective, long-term methods of contraception. Although evidence of a direct association between IUD use and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is scarce, concerns about PID related to IUDs use has limited their use throughout the world. We designed this study to examine the effect of IUDs on PID. For the study, we recruited 200 participants from among women who requested an IUD as a means of contraception. The IUDs were removed 36 months later or in case of PID. No PID cases were recorded during the follow-up period. Prior to IUD insertion, 121 women (60.5%) had symptoms and/or signs of lower genital tract infection, whereas during the follow-up period 179 women (89.5%) had symptoms and/or signs of lower genital tract infection. The Papanicolaou smears were negative for Actinomyces throughout the study period. Also, cultures for sexualy transmitted disease microorganisms were negative throughout the study period. Following IUD removal, 189 IUD cultures (94.5%) were positive. The bacterial flora of the removed IUDs consisted of common aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms that do not account for PID. The most common microorganisms identified were Staphylococcus coagulase negative, Eschericia coli, and Enterococcus faecalis. IUDs are a very effective and safe method of contraception if potential recipients are selected carefully. Culture of the removed IUDs and therapeutic management of women with positive cultures are not recommended when women are asymptomatic for PID.

  1. An Experimental Study on the Effects of Microbes on the Migration and Accumulation of REE in the Weathering Crust of Granite

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    陈炳辉; 王智美; 等

    2000-01-01

    Microbes were cultured and identified from the saples collected at various depths in 4 weathering profiles of REE-bearing granites in Gonghe,Guangdong,The microbes were found existing at the depth of 0-5m in all the profiles.The main microbes include coccus (Staphylococcus,Streptococcus),bacillus(Bacillus,Clostridium and Escherichia Coli),actinmyces and fungi(Saccharomycete,Penicillium,Fusarium,Aspergillus Aiger and Mucor),The number of colonies decreases downwards in the profiles.Experimental studies show that all the microbes used in the experiment can accelerate downward migation of REE in the experimental tubes.,The ability to accelerate the migration of REE decreases in a sequence of fungi→actinomyces→acillus→coccus.The microbes can change the modes of occurrence of REE in the weathering crust.The coccus,bacillus and actinomyces can increase the amounts of REE in ion state,whereas the fungi have a stronger ability to from organic compounding REE and accumulate REE than the bacteria do.

  2. Bacterial pericarditis in a cat

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Case summary A 4-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was presented to the Oregon State University cardiology service for suspected pericardial effusion. Cardiac tamponade was documented and pericardiocentesis yielded purulent fluid with cytologic results supportive of bacterial pericarditis. The microbial population consisted of Pasteurella multocida, Actinomyces canis, Fusobacterium and Bacteroides species. Conservative management was elected consisting of intravenous antibiotic therapy with ampicillin sodium/sulbactam sodium and metronidazole for 48 h followed by 4 weeks of oral antibiotics. Re-examination 3 months after the initial incident indicated no recurrence of effusion and the cat remained free of clinical signs 2 years after presentation. Relevance and novel information Bacterial pericarditis is a rare cause of pericardial effusion in cats. Growth of P multocida, A canis, Fusobacterium and Bacteroides species has not previously been documented in feline septic pericarditis. Conservative management with broad-spectrum antibiotics may be considered when further diagnostic imaging or exploratory surgery to search for a primary nidus of infection is not feasible or elected.

  3. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of phosphoric acid solution compared to other root canal irrigants

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    Maíra PRADO

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Phosphoric acid has been suggested as an irrigant due to its effectiveness in removing the smear layer. Objectives : The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of a 37% phosphoric acid solution to other irrigants commonly used in endodontics. Material and Methods : The substances 37% phosphoric acid, 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid, 2% chlorhexidine (solution and gel, and 5.25% NaOCl were evaluated. The antimicrobial activity was tested against Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Actinomyces meyeri, Parvimonas micra, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Prevotella nigrescens according to the agar diffusion method. The cytotoxicity of the irrigants was determined by using the MTT assay. Results : Phosphoric acid presented higher antimicrobial activity compared to the other tested irrigants. With regard to the cell viability, this solution showed results similar to those with 5.25% NaOCl and 2% chlorhexidine (gel and solution, whereas 17% EDTA and 10% citric acid showed higher cell viability compared to other irrigants. Conclusion : Phosphoric acid demonstrated higher antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity similar to that of 5.25% NaOCl and 2% chlorhexidine (gel and solution.

  4. Abdominal-Pelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Neoplasm

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    Teresa Pusiol

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis is often mistaken for other conditions, presenting a preoperative diagnostic challenge. In a 46-year-old female, computed tomography showed an abdominal-pelvic retroperitoneal mass extending from the lower pole of the right kidney to the lower pelvis. The patient had a 3-year history of intrauterine device. The mass appeared to involve the ascending colon, cecum, distal ileum, right Fallopian tube and ovary, and ureter anteriorly and the psoas muscle posteriorly. The resection of retroperitoneal mass, distal ileum appendicectomy, right hemicolectomy, and right salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful. Penicillin therapy was given for six months without any complication. The retroperitoneal mass measured 4.5 × 3.5 × 3 cm, surrounded adjacent organs and histologically showed inflammatory granulomatous tissue, agglomeration of filaments, and sulfur granules of Actinomyces, with positive reaction with periodic acid Schiff. Right tubo-ovarian abscess was present. Abdominalpelvic actinomycosis should always be considered in patients with a pelvic mass especially in ones using intrauterine device.

  5. Treatment of cutaneous actinomycosis with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.

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    Bonifaz, Alexandro; Tirado-Sánchez, Andrés; Calderón, Luz; Montes de Oca, Griselda; Torres-Camacho, Paula; Ponce, Rosa M

    2017-02-01

    To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of amoxicillin/clavulanic (AMX/CLV) acid as treatment for cutaneous actinomycosis. We present a long-term follow-up study of cutaneous actinomycosis patients. Cervicofacial (CFA) and abdominal (AA) were recruited during 6 years. Diagnoses were based on clinical and microbiological characteristics; presence of granules, isolation and identification of etiological agents were carried out in each case. Patients received AMX-CLV 875/125 mg BID PO at a maximum period of 12 weeks. Twenty-two cases were enrolled; the mean age was 45.2 years old. Twenty patients (91%) presented CFA and two AA (9%). All patients with CFA had dental caries, seven (35%) with periodontal disease and 10 (50%) had type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). One case of AA had history of intrauterine device and other appendicitis. Granules were observed in all the cases, the main etiological agent was Actinomyces israelii 16/22 (72.7%). Clinical and microbiological cure was achieved in 19/22 cases (86.4%), the remaining patients presented clinical improvement. The average duration of the treatment was 6.6 weeks. Side effects were recorded in 4/19 cases (18.2%), three of them presented nausea and one diarrhea. Treatment with AMX/CLV acid showed efficacy in the management of actinomycosis with cutaneous involvement.

  6. Microbiological profile of orbital abscess

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    N Suneetha

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Knowledge of the culture and sensitivity pattern is necessary, for the institution of appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy in orbital abscess. Objective: The objective of this study is to describe culture and sensitivity patterns of specimens from the orbit and surrounding structures. Materials and Methods: Retrospectively the medical records of 56 cases of orbital abscess were reviewed. Results: Cultures were positive in 38/56 (68.8% orbital specimens and the organisms included Staphylococcus aureus 18, Streptococci 7, Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3, 2 each of Enterobactersp, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Acinetobacter sp. and 1 each of Actinomyces israelii, Diptheroids, Coagulase negative Staphylococcus, Citrobacter freundii, Methicillin-resistant S. aureus and Enterococcus faecalis. Four had polymicrobial infection. Culture of purulent nasal discharge, swabs taken from foci of infection on the face, and blood cultures were done in 26/56, and positive cultures were obtained in 16/26 (61.5% specimens. In 12 patients, there was a concurrence in the organism cultured from the orbit and from cultures from other sites. Gram-negative organisms were associated with increased ocular morbidity. Conclusion: Gram-positive cocci, especially S. aureus are the most common organisms isolated from orbital abscesses. Infections by Gram-negative organisms were associated with more complications. Empirical intravenous antibiotic therapy should have a broad spectrum of activity effective against a wide range of Staphylococcal organisms and Gram-negative bacilli.

  7. Evaluation of the Andromas matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry system for identification of aerobically growing Gram-positive bacilli.

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    Farfour, E; Leto, J; Barritault, M; Barberis, C; Meyer, J; Dauphin, B; Le Guern, A-S; Leflèche, A; Badell, E; Guiso, N; Leclercq, A; Le Monnier, A; Lecuit, M; Rodriguez-Nava, V; Bergeron, E; Raymond, J; Vimont, S; Bille, E; Carbonnelle, E; Guet-Revillet, H; Lécuyer, H; Beretti, J-L; Vay, C; Berche, P; Ferroni, A; Nassif, X; Join-Lambert, O

    2012-08-01

    Matrix-associated laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a rapid and simple microbial identification method. Previous reports using the Biotyper system suggested that this technique requires a preliminary extraction step to identify Gram-positive rods (GPRs), a technical issue that may limit the routine use of this technique to identify pathogenic GPRs in the clinical setting. We tested the accuracy of the MALDI-TOF MS Andromas strategy to identify a set of 659 GPR isolates representing 16 bacterial genera and 72 species by the direct colony method. This bacterial collection included 40 C. diphtheriae, 13 C. pseudotuberculosis, 19 C. ulcerans, and 270 other Corynebacterium isolates, 32 L. monocytogenes and 24 other Listeria isolates, 46 Nocardia, 75 Actinomyces, 18 Actinobaculum, 11 Propionibacterium acnes, 18 Propionibacterium avidum, 30 Lactobacillus, 21 Bacillus, 2 Rhodococcus equi, 2 Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, and 38 other GPR isolates, all identified by reference techniques. Totals of 98.5% and 1.2% of non-Listeria GPR isolates were identified to the species or genus level, respectively. Except for L. grayi isolates that were identified to the species level, all other Listeria isolates were identified to the genus level because of highly similar spectra. These data demonstrate that rapid identification of pathogenic GPRs can be obtained without an extraction step by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

  8. Osseointegrated implants placed at supracrestal level may harbour higher counts of A. gerencseriae and S. constellatus – a randomized, controlled pilot study

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    Mariana Ribeiro de Moraes Rego

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This study aimed at evaluating the bacterial colonization in dental implants inserted in the crestal or supracrestal position and correlated it to radiographic bone measurements. Methods: Thirty-five implants with regular platform in nine patients (mean age 62.4±11.2 years were inserted either at the bone crest level (control group or at a suprecrestal level (test group. Radiographic examination was performed at baseline (implant installation and after 6 months. Clinical and microbiological data were collected after 6 months. Digital radiography was used to assess bone remodeling (marginal bone loss and optical alveolar density. Bacterial profile was analyzed by checkerboard DNA–DNA hybridization, including a panel of 40 bacterial species. Results: After 6 months, there were significantly higher counts of Actinomyces gerencseriae (p=0.009 and Streptococcus constellatus (p=0.05 in the test group. No significant differences between test and control groups were observed for marginal bone loss (p=0.725 and optical alveolar density (p=0.975. Probing depth was similar in both groups. Conclusion: Significantly higher counts of A. gerencseriae and S. constellatus were found in implants placed at the supracrestal level compared to the ones placed at the bone level. No relation was found between the installation level of dental implants and peri-implant bone remodeling.

  9. Effects of Different Preceding Crops on Soil Micro-ecological Environment and Yield of Cucumber

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    LIU Shouwei; LIU Shuqin; PAN Kai; WANG Lili; WU Fengzhi

    2011-01-01

    Pepper, celery, eggplant and tomato were used as preceding crops to study their effects on the yield, soil microorganism quantity and soil enzyme activities of cucumber. Results showed that four preceding crops all increased soil microorganism quantity in cucumber, but decreased population of Fusarium oxysporum. The effect of pepper was more significant than that of the others Populations of soil bacteria, fungi and actinomyces of pepper treatment were significantly higher than those of the other treatments, except that the populations of fungi had no significant difference with celery and eggplant treatments on 50 days after transplanting, while that of Fusarium oxysporum was fewer than that of the other treatments. The soil microorganism quantity in celery and eggplant treatment was more significant than tomato, but lower population of Fusarium oxysporum. Four preceding crops all increased sol enzyme activities, lnvertase and urease activities of pepper treatment were significantly higher than those of the other treatments, catalase activities of pepper, celery and eggplant treatments were significantly higher than those of tomato and the control treatments All preceding crops remarkably increased cucumber yield, with pepper as the highest. Comparing with the control, cucumber yields of pepper, celery and eggplant treatments increased by 24.9%, 13.6% and 11.9%, respectively. Results suggested that four preceding crops all improved soil microbial ecology and increased cucumber yield. The pepper was the most suitable preceding crop, then followed by celery and eggplant. Tomato had the similar effect as the control.

  10. Microbial population dynamics during startup of a full-scale anaerobic digester treating industrial food waste in Kyoto eco-energy project.

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    Ike, Michihiko; Inoue, Daisuke; Miyano, Tomoki; Liu, Tong Tong; Sei, Kazunari; Soda, Satoshi; Kadoshin, Shiro

    2010-06-01

    The microbial community in a full-scale anaerobic digester (2300m3) treating industrial food waste in the Kyoto Eco-Energy Project was analyzed using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for eubacterial and archaeal 16S rRNA genes. Both thermophilic and mesophilic sludge of treated swine waste were seeded to the digestion tank. During the 150-day startup period, coffee grounds as a main food waste, along with potato, kelp and boiled beans, tofu, bean curd lees, and deep-fried bean curd were fed to the digestion process step-by-step (max. 40t/d). Finally, the methane yield reached 360m3/t-feed with 40days' retention time, although temporary accumulation of propionate was observed. Eubacterial communities that formed in the thermophilic digestion tank differed greatly from both thermophilic and mesophilic types of seed sludge. Results suggest that the Actinomyces/Thermomonospora and Ralstonia/Shewanella were contributors for hydrolyzation and degradation of food waste into volatile fatty acids. Acetate-utilizing methanogens, Methanosaeta, were dominant in seed sludges of both types, but they decreased drastically during processing in the digestion tank. Methanosarcina and Methanobrevibacter/Methanobacterium were, respectively, possible main contributors for methane production from acetate and H2 plus CO2. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Microbial Study of Mangrove Soil at Dongzhai Harbor in Hainan.%海南东寨港红树林土壤微生物初探

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    张瑜斌; 庄铁诚; 杨志伟; 林鹏

    2001-01-01

    Three groups of microbial amount of mangrove soil at Dongzhai harbor in Hainan were studied.The results show as follows:①Mean amount of soil bacteria in Kandelia candel forest and Bruguiera sexangula forest is 4.87×107 and 7.55×107〔ind*(g.dry soil)-1〕 respectively,which is higher than that of controlled mudflat without mangrove forest〔1.22×107ind*(g.dry soil)-1〕;②The amount of bacteria at layer of 10-20cm is the most in three layers of 0-10、10-20 and 20-30cm;③Mean amount of soil bacteria in Bruguiera sexangula forest is higher than that in Kandelia candel forest;④The amount of bacteria is related to the amount and distribution of plant residue and litter;⑤Filamentous fungi and actinomyces are not found out by normal isolation methods,which is perhaps related to least amount and special habitat of local mangrove soil.

  12. Characterization of salivary alpha-amylase binding to Streptococcus sanguis

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    Scannapieco, F.A.; Bergey, E.J.; Reddy, M.S.; Levine, M.J. (State Univ. of New York, Buffalo (USA))

    1989-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the major salivary components which interact with oral bacteria and to determine the mechanism(s) responsible for their binding to the bacterial surface. Strains of Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus mutans, and Actinomyces viscosus were incubated for 2 h in freshly collected human submandibular-sublingual saliva (HSMSL) or parotid saliva (HPS), and bound salivary components were eluted with 2% sodium dodecyl sulfate. By sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Western transfer, alpha-amylase was the prominent salivary component eluted from S. sanguis. Studies with {sup 125}I-labeled HSMSL or {sup 125}I-labeled HPS also demonstrated a component with an electrophoretic mobility identical to that of alpha-amylase which bound to S. sanguis. Purified alpha-amylase from human parotid saliva was radiolabeled and found to bind to strains of S. sanguis genotypes 1 and 3 and S. mitis genotype 2, but not to strains of other species of oral bacteria. Binding of ({sup 125}I)alpha-amylase to streptococci was saturable, calcium independent, and inhibitable by excess unlabeled alpha-amylases from a variety of sources, but not by secretory immunoglobulin A and the proline-rich glycoprotein from HPS. Reduced and alkylated alpha-amylase lost enzymatic and bacterial binding activities. Binding was inhibited by incubation with maltotriose, maltooligosaccharides, limit dextrins, and starch.

  13. A commentary on the disparate perspectives of clinical microbiologists and surgeons

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    O’Connell, Nuala H; O’Connor, Ciara; O’Mahony, Jim; Lobo, Ronstan; Hayes, Maria; Masterson, Eric; Larvin, Michael; Coffey, J Calvin; Dunne, Colum

    2014-01-01

    Prosthetic joints and other orthopedic implants have improved quality of life for patients world-wide and the use of such devices is increasing. However, while infection rates subsequent to associated surgery are relatively low (<3%), the consequences of incidence are considerable, encompassing morbidity (including amputation) and mortality in addition to significant social and economic costs. Emphasis, therefore, has been placed on mitigating microbial risk, with clinical microbiologists and surgeons utilizing rapidly evolving molecular laboratory techniques in detection and diagnosis of infection, which still occurs despite sophisticated patient management. Multidisciplinary approaches are regularly adopted to achieve this. In this commentary, we describe an unusual case of Actinomyces infection in total hip arthroplasty and, in that context, describe the perspectives of the clinical microbiology and surgical teams and how they contrasted. More specifically, this case demonstrates an ad hoc approach to structured eradication of biofilms and intracellular bacteria related to biomaterials, as reflected in early usage of linezolid. This is a complex topic and, as described in this case, such accelerated treatment can be effective. This commentary focuses on the merits of such inadvisable use of potent antimicrobials amid the risk of diminishing valuable antimicrobial efficacy, albeit resulting in desirable patient outcomes. PMID:25122489

  14. EOR by stimulated microflora

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    Svarovskaya, L.I.; Altunina, L.K.; Rozhenkova, Z.A.; Bulavin, V.D. [Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Tomsk (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-31

    A combined microbiological and physico-chemical method for EOR has been developed for flooded West Siberia oil fields with formation temperature of 45{degrees}-95{degrees}C (318-365K). Formation water includes rich and various biocenoses numbering up to 2 x 10{sup 7} cells per ml. Representatives of genera, i.e, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Actinomyces, Micrococcus, Mycobacterium, Sarcina, etc. were found to be the most widely distributed microorganisms. The method is based on injection of systems exhibiting high oil displacing capacity and at the same time being an additional nitrous nutrient for endemic populations of microorganisms. Their injection into formation water favors biomass growth by 4-6 orders and promotes syntheses of biosurfactants, biopolymers, acids, etc., and gaseous products. The features of residual oil displacement have been studied on laboratory models using a combined microbiological and physico-chemical method. A curve for the yield of residual oil is presented by two peaks. The first peak is stipulated by the washing action of oil displacement system, and the second one by the effect of metabolites produced at stimulation of biogenic processes. Oil displacement index increases by 15%-30%.

  15. Tyrosine Sulfation of Statherin

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    C. Kasinathan, N. Gandhi, P. Ramaprasad, P. Sundaram, N. Ramasubbu

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase (TPST, responsible for the sulfation of a variety of secretory and membrane proteins, has been identified and characterized in submandibular salivary glands (William et al. Arch Biochem Biophys 1997; 338: 90-96. In the present study we demonstrate the sulfation of a salivary secretory protein, statherin, by the tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase present in human saliva. Optimum statherin sulfation was observed at pH 6.5 and at 20 mm MnCl2. Increase in the level of total sulfation was observed with increasing statherin concentration. The Km value of tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase for statherin was 40 μM. Analysis of the sulfated statherin product on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis followed by autoradiography revealed 35S-labelling of a 5 kDa statherin. Further analysis of the sulfated statherin revealed the sulfation on tyrosyl residue. This study is the first report demonstrating tyrosine sulfation of a salivary secretory protein. The implications of this sulfation of statherin in hydroxyapatite binding and Actinomyces viscosus interactions are discussed.

  16. Distribution and generic composition of culturable marine actinomycetes from the sediments of Indian continental slope of Bay of Bengal

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    Das, Surajit; Lyla, P. S.; Ajmal Khan, S.

    2008-05-01

    Actinomycetes population from continental slope sediment of the Bay of Bengal was studied. Samples were collected during two voyages of FORV Sagar Sampada in 2004 (May-June) and 2005 (July) respectively from 11 transects (each transect had ca. 200 m, 500 m, and 1 000 m depth stations). The physicochemical parameters of overlying water, and sediment samples were also recorded. The actinomycete population ranged from 5.17 to 51.94 CFU/g dry sediment weight and 9.38 to 45.22 CFU/g dry sediment weight during the two cruises respectively. No actinomycete colony was isolated from stations in 1 000 m depth. Two-way analysis of variance showed significant variation among stations (ANOVA two-way, P0.05). Three actinomycetes genera were identified. Streptomyces was found to be the dominating one in both the cruises, followed by Micromonospora, and Actinomyces. The spore of Streptomyces isolates showed the abundance in spiral spore chain. Spore surface was smooth. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the influencing physico-chemical factors were sediment pH, sediment temperature, TOC, porosity, salinity, and pressure. The media used in the present study was prepared with seawater. Thus, they may represent an autochthonous marine flora and deny the theory of land runoff carriage into the sea for adaptation to the salinity of the seawater and sediments.

  17. Culture-independent nested PCR method reveals high diversity of actinobacteria associated with the marine sponges Hymeniacidon perleve and Sponge sp.

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    Xin, Yanjuan; Huang, Jianyu; Deng, Maicun; Zhang, Wei

    2008-11-01

    A culture-independent nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique was used to investigate the diversity of actinobacteria communities associated with the sponges Hymeniacidon perleve and Sponge sp. The phylogenetic affiliation of sponge-derived actinobacteria was then assessed by 16S rRNA sequencing of cloned DNA fragments. A total of 196 positive clones were screened by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis; 48 unique operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were selected for sequencing. Rarefaction analysis indicated that the clone libraries represented 93% and 94% of the total estimated diversity for the two species, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis of sequence data revealed representatives of various phylogenetic divisions, which were related to the following ten actinobacterial genera: Acidimicrobium, Corynebacterium, Propionibacterium, Actinomyces, Micrococcus, Microbacterium, Streptomyces, Mycobacterium, Cellulosimicrobium, Sporichthya, and unidentified actinobacterial clones. A sponge-specific, previously uncultured actinobacteria community grouped within the subclass Acidimicrobidae was discovered from both H. perleve and Sponge sp. Sequences belonging to Acidimicrobium in the H. perleve and the Sponge sp. clone libraries represented 33% and 24% of the clones, respectively. In the Sponge sp. clone library Mycobacterium dominated, accounting for 70% of all clones. The presence of Acidimicrobium and mycobacteria within two sponges can lay the groundwork for attempts to culture these interesting bacteria for industrial applications.

  18. Using Molecular Networking for Microbial Secondary Metabolite Bioprospecting

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    Kevin Purves

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The oceans represent an understudied resource for the isolation of bacteria with the potential to produce novel secondary metabolites. In particular, actinomyces are well known to produce chemically diverse metabolites with a wide range of biological activities. This study characterised spore-forming bacteria from both Scottish and Antarctic sediments to assess the influence of isolation location on secondary metabolite production. Due to the selective isolation method used, all 85 isolates belonged to the phyla Firmicutes and Actinobacteria, with the majority of isolates belonging to the genera Bacillus and Streptomyces. Based on morphology, thirty-eight isolates were chosen for chemical investigation. Molecular networking based on chemical profiles (HR-MS/MS of fermentation extracts was used to compare complex metabolite extracts. The results revealed 40% and 42% of parent ions were produced by Antarctic and Scottish isolated bacteria, respectively, and only 8% of networked metabolites were shared between these locations, implying a high degree of biogeographic influence upon secondary metabolite production. The resulting molecular network contained over 3500 parent ions with a mass range of m/z 149–2558 illustrating the wealth of metabolites produced. Furthermore, seven fermentation extracts showed bioactivity against epithelial colon adenocarcinoma cells, demonstrating the potential for the discovery of novel bioactive compounds from these understudied locations.

  19. Benzene biodegradation using an anaerobic column coupled to Mn(IV) reduction

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    Villatoro-Monzon, W.R.; Velasquez-Mejia, E.K.; Morales-Ibarria, M.G.; Razo-Flores, E. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (Mexico). Programo de Biotenologia del Petroleo

    2004-07-01

    Benzene, toluene, and o, m, p-xylene compounds make up a large proportion of gasoline. Due to spills and leaks from underground tanks, these compounds frequently contaminate groundwater and sediment. In particular the high solubility of benzene makes it very mobile and an extra danger to groundwater. Moreover, there are strong links between benzene and cancer and thus benzene is considered a serious pollutant. Contaminated sites usually become anaerobic due to microbe action. In this study, benzene biodegradation was done in a glass column inoculated with anaerobic Rhine River sediment and using Mn(IV) as the final electron acceptor. Under steady state operation, benzene biodegradation efficiency was as high as 95 per cent. Carbon dioxide and Mn(II) recovery rates were 81 and 77 per cent respectively. Reactor sediment was withdrawn on day 104 and subject to DGGE profiling. This sediment showed different band patterns than the original sediment that was not exposed to benzene. The authors conclude that the species associated with the degradation of benzene are of the genus Propionibacterium and Actinomyces. 17 refs., 2 figs.

  20. Enzyme activity and microorganisms diversity in soil contaminated with the Boreal 58 WG herbicide.

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    Kucharski, Jan; Tomkiel, Monika; Baćmaga, Małgorzata; Borowik, Agata; Wyszkowska, Jadwiga

    2016-07-02

    Next-generation herbicides are relatively safe when used properly, but the recommended rates are relatively low, which can lead to overdosing. This study evaluated the responses of soil-dwelling microorganisms and soil enzymes to contamination with the Boreal 58 WG herbicide. The analyzed product contains active ingredients flufenacet and isoxaflutole. All tests were performed under laboratory conditions. The analyzed material was sandy clay. Boreal 58 WG was introduced to soil in four doses. Soil without the addition of the herbicide served as the control. The soil was mixed with the tested herbicide, and its moisture content was maintained at 50% of capillary water capacity. Biochemical and microbiological analyses were performed on experimental days 0, 20, 40, 80 and 160. Accidental contamination of soil with the Boreal 58 WG herbicide led to a relatively minor imbalance in the soil microbiological and biochemical profile. The herbicide dose influenced dehydrogenase activity in only 0.84%, urease activity in 2.04%, β-glucosidase activity in 8.26%, catalase activity in 12.40%, arylsulfatase activity in 12.54%, acid phosphatase activity in 42.11%, numbers of organotrophic bacteria in 18.29%, actinomyces counts in 1.31% and fungi counts in 6.86%.

  1. Impact of Acquired Pellicle Modification on Adhesion of Early Colonizers.

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    Cheaib, Zeinab; Rakmathulina, Ekaterina; Lussi, Adrian; Eick, Sigrun

    2015-01-01

    New preventive approaches against dental erosion caused by acidic drinks and beverages include fortification of beverages with natural polymers. We have shown that the mixture of casein and mucin significantly improved the erosion-inhibiting properties of the human pellicle layer. This study aimed to investigate the effect of pellicle modification by casein, mucin and a casein-mucin mixture on the adhesion of early bacterial colonizers. Test specimens of human tooth enamel were prepared, covered with saliva and coated with 0.5% aqueous (aq.) casein, 0.27% aq. mucin or with 0.5% aq. casein-0.27% aq. mucin, after which the adhesion of Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus oralis, and Actinomyces odontolyticus was measured after incubation for 30 min and 2 h. log10 colony-forming units were compared by nonparametric tests. All three bacterial strains adhered in higher number to pellicle-coated enamel than to native enamel. The protein modifications of pellicle all decreased the counts of adhering bacteria up to 0.34 log10/mm2, the most efficient being the casein-mucin mixture. In addition to the recently shown erosion-reducing effect by casein-mucin, modification of the pellicle may inhibit bacterial adherence compared to untreated human pellicle.

  2. [Effects of different organic fertilizers on the microbes in rhizospheric soil of flue-cured tobacco].

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    Zhang, Yun-Wei; Xu, Zhi; Tang, Li; Li, Yan-Hong; Song, Jian-Qun; Xu, Jian-Qin

    2013-09-01

    A field experiment was conducted to study the effects of applying different organic fertilizers (refined organic fertilizer and bio-organic fertilizer) and their combination with 20% reduced chemical fertilizers on the microbes in rhizospheric soil of flue-cured tobacco, the resistance of the tobacco against bacterial wilt, and the tobacco yield and quality. As compared with conventional chemical fertilization (CK), applying refined organic fertilizer (ROF) or bio-organic fertilizer (BIO) in combining with 20% reduced chemical fertilization increased the bacterial number and the total microbial number in the rhizospheric soil significantly. Applying BIO in combining with 20% reduced chemical fertilization also increased the actinomyces number in the rhizospheric soil significantly, with an increment of 44.3% as compared with that under the application of ROF in combining with 20% reduced chemical fertilization, but decreased the fungal number. As compared with CK, the ROF and BIO increased the carbon use capacity of rhizospheric microbes significantly, and the BIO also increased the capacity of rhizospheric microbes in using phenols significantly. Under the application of ROF and BIO, the disease incidence and the disease index of bacterial wilt were decreased by 4% and 8%, and 23% and 15.9%, and the proportions of high grade tobacco leaves increased significantly by 10.5% and 9.7%, respectively, as compared with those in CK. BIO increased the tobacco yield and its output value by 17.1% and 18.9% , respectively, as compared with ROF.

  3. Microbiota associated with chronic osteomyelitis of the jaws

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    Elerson Gaetti-Jardim Júnior

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Chronic osteomyelitis of maxilla and mandible is rare in industrialized countries and its occurrence in developing countries is associated with trauma and surgery, and its microbial etiology has not been studied thoroughly. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the microbiota associated with osteomyelitis of mandible or maxilla from some Brazilian patients. After clinical and radiographic evaluation, samples of bone sequestra, purulent secretion, and biopsies of granulomatous tissues from twenty-two patients with chronic osteomyelitis of mandible and maxilla were cultivated and submitted for pathogen detection by using a PCR method. Each patient harbored a single lesion. Bacterial isolation was performed on fastidious anaerobe agar supplemented with hemin, menadione and horse blood for anaerobes; and on tryptic soy agar supplemented with yeast extract and horse blood for facultative bacteria and aerobes. Plates were incubated in anaerobiosis and aerobiosis, at 37ºC for 14 and 3 days, respectively. Bacteria were cultivated from twelve patient samples; and genera Actinomyces, Fusobacterium, Parvimonas, and Staphylococcus were the most frequent. By PCR, bacterial DNA was detected from sixteen patient samples. The results suggest that cases of chronic osteomyelitis of the jaws are usually mixed anaerobic infections, reinforcing the concept that osteomyelitis of the jaws are mainly related to microorganisms from the oral environment, and periapical and periodontal infections may act as predisposing factors.

  4. Intra-Abdominal Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Abdominal Disease

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    Ali Ridha

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infectious disease, caused by gram positive anaerobic bacteria, that may appear as an abdominal mass and/or abscess (Wagenlehner et al. 2003. This paper presents an unusual case of a hemodynamically stable 80-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with 4 weeks of worsening abdominal pain and swelling. He also complains of a 20-bound weight loss in 2 months. A large tender palpable mass in the right upper quadrant was noted on physical exam. Laboratory studies showed a normal white blood cell count, slightly decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit, and mildly elevated total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase. A CT with contrast was done and showed a liver mass. Radiology and general surgery suspected malignancy and recommended CT guided biopsy. The sample revealed abundant neutrophils and gram positive rods. Cytology was negative for malignancy and cultures eventually grew actinomyces. High dose IV penicillin therapy was given for 4 weeks and with appropriate response transitioned to oral antibiotic for 9 months with complete resolution of symptoms.

  5. Oral bacteria in placental tissues: increased molecular detection in pregnant periodontitis patients.

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    Blanc, V; O'Valle, F; Pozo, E; Puertas, A; León, R; Mesa, F

    2015-10-01

    The objective of this study was to identify the DNA of oral bacteria in placental samples from women with and without periodontitis who had or had not had preterm births and/or low birthweight (PB/LBW) neonates. Data were gathered from 57 puerperal women in relation to socio-demographic, gynaecological, and periodontal variables and to placental histomorphology. Fifty-seven biopsies, 28 from mothers with periodontitis, were taken aseptically from preterm placentas (n = 36) and from full-term placentas (n = 21). Total DNA was extracted, and the presence of 15 oral bacteria was assessed using Nested-PCR. The placentas from women with periodontitis showed a higher prevalence of periodontopathogens compared to those from women without periodontitis (P = 0.009). Samples showed low prevalences of Actinomyces israelii, Parvimonas micra and Tannerella forsythia. An association was found between Eikenella corrodens in placenta and periodontitis (P = 0.002). The most ubiquitous bacterium, Fusobacterium nucleatum, was more prevalent in mothers with periodontitis and PB/LBW (P = 0.033). Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, Prevotella intermedia and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were not detected. These results, along with previous findings, show that oral bacteria may be normally present in the placenta, however, the levels of certain oral pathogens in the placenta would highly depend on the mother's periodontal state. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  6. Effects of Different Tillage Methods on Soil Microbial Quantity%不同耕作方式对土壤微生物数量的影响

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    李桂喜; 董存元; 陈希元; 岳燕军

    2012-01-01

    为了研究冀北坝上半干旱区不同耕作方式对土壤微生物数量的影响,以小麦和燕麦为例,试验共设免耕、传统、年年深松、年年浅松、浅旋和隔年深松6个不同耕作方式处理,研究土壤微生物数量与不同耕作方式之间的关系.结果表明,土壤微生物数量在不同耕作方式下随着土层深度的增加而明显降低;与传统耕作方式相比,保护性耕作模式均可提升细菌、真菌、放线茵数量.%The effect of different tillage modes on soil microbial quantity in semiarid area of Bashang in North Hebei was studied using wheat and oats as material. 6 treatments including no-tillage, traditional, continuously subsoiling, continuously surface tillage, surface rotary and surface tillage every two years were conducted to study the relationship between soil microbial biomass and tillage modes. The results showed that quantity of soil microbial decreased obviously with the increase of soil depth in different tillage modes. Compared with conventional tillage, conservation tillage could improve the quantity of soil bacteria, fungus, actinomyces.

  7. An ORMOSIL-containing orthodontic acrylic resin with concomitant improvements in antimicrobial and fracture toughness properties.

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    Full Text Available Global increase in patients seeking orthodontic treatment creates a demand for the use of acrylic resins in removable appliances and retainers. Orthodontic removable appliance wearers have a higher risk of oral infections that are caused by the formation of bacterial and fungal biofilms on the appliance surface. Here, we present the synthetic route for an antibacterial and antifungal organically-modified silicate (ORMOSIL that has multiple methacryloloxy functionalities attached to a siloxane backbone (quaternary ammonium methacryloxy silicate, or QAMS. By dissolving the water-insoluble, rubbery ORMOSIL in methyl methacrylate, QAMS may be copolymerized with polymethyl methacrylate, and covalently incorporated in the pressure-processed acrylic resin. The latter demonstrated a predominantly contact-killing effect on Streptococcus mutans ATCC 36558 and Actinomyces naselundii ATCC 12104 biofilms, while inhibiting adhesion of Candida albicans ATCC 90028 on the acrylic surface. Apart from its favorable antimicrobial activities, QAMS-containing acrylic resins exhibited decreased water wettability and improved toughness, without adversely affecting the flexural strength and modulus, water sorption and solubility, when compared with QAMS-free acrylic resin. The covalently bound, antimicrobial orthodontic acrylic resin with improved toughness represents advancement over other experimental antimicrobial acrylic resin formulations, in its potential to simultaneously prevent oral infections during appliance wear, and improve the fracture resistance of those appliances.

  8. Differential effects of conifer and broadleaf litter inputs on soil organic carbon chemical composition through altered soil microbial community composition

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    Wang, Hui; Liu, Shi-Rong; Wang, Jing-Xin; Shi, Zuo-Min; Xu, Jia; Hong, Pi-Zheng; Ming, An-Gang; Yu, Hao-Long; Chen, Lin; Lu, Li-Hua; Cai, Dao-Xiong

    2016-06-01

    A strategic selection of tree species will shift the type and quality of litter input, and subsequently magnitude and composition of the soil organic carbon (SOC) through soil microbial community. We conducted a manipulative experiment in randomized block design with leaf litter inputs of four native subtropical tree species in a Pinus massoniana plantation in southern China and found that the chemical composition of SOC did not differ significantly among treatments until after 28 months of the experiment. Contrasting leaf litter inputs had significant impacts on the amounts of total microbial, Gram-positive bacterial, and actinomycic PLFAs, but not on the amounts of total bacterial, Gram-negative bacterial, and fungal PLFAs. There were significant differences in alkyl/O-alkyl C in soils among the leaf litter input treatments, but no apparent differences in the proportions of chemical compositions (alkyl, O-alkyl, aromatic, and carbonyl C) in SOC. Soil alkyl/O-alkyl C was significantly related to the amounts of total microbial, and Gram-positive bacterial PLFAs, but not to the chemical compositions of leaf litter. Our findings suggest that changes in forest leaf litter inputs could result in changes in chemical stability of SOC through the altered microbial community composition.

  9. White-spot lesions and gingivitis microbiotas in orthodontic patients.

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    Tanner, A C R; Sonis, A L; Lif Holgerson, P; Starr, J R; Nunez, Y; Kressirer, C A; Paster, B J; Johansson, I

    2012-09-01

    White-spot lesions (WSL) associated with orthodontic appliances are a cosmetic problem and increase risk for cavities. We characterized the microbiota of WSL, accounting for confounding due to gingivitis. Participants were 60 children with fixed appliances, aged between 10 and 19 yrs, half with WSL. Plaque samples were assayed by a 16S rRNA-based microarray (HOMIM) and by PCR. Mean gingival index was positively associated with WSL (p = 0.018). Taxa associated with WSL by microarray included Granulicatella elegans (p = 0.01), Veillonellaceae sp. HOT 155 (p gingivitis by microarray included: Gemella sanguinis (p = 0.002), Actinomyces sp. HOT 448 (p = 0.003), Prevotella cluster IV (p = 0.021), and Streptococcus sp. HOT 071/070 (p = 0.023); and levels of S. mutans (p = 0.02) and Bifidobacteriaceae (p = 0.012) by qPCR. Species' associations with WSL were minimally changed with adjustment for gingivitis level. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis yielded good discrimination between children with and those without WSL. Granulicatella, Veillonellaceae and Bifidobacteriaceae, in addition to S. mutans and S. wiggsiae, were associated with the presence of WSL in adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment. Many taxa showed a stronger association with gingivitis than with WSL.

  10. Sputum Bacterial and Fungal Dynamics during Exacerbations of Severe COPD.

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    Jin Su

    Full Text Available The changes in the microbial community structure during acute exacerbations of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD in hospitalized patients remain largely uncharacterized. Therefore, further studies focused on the temporal dynamics and structure of sputum microbial communities during acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD would still be necessary. In our study, the use of molecular microbiological techniques provided insight into both fungal and bacterial diversities in AECOPD patients during hospitalization. In particular, we examined the structure and varieties of lung microbial community in 6 patients with severe AECOPD by amplifying 16S rRNA V4 hyper-variable and internal transcribed spacer (ITS DNA regions using barcoded primers and the Illumina sequencing platform. Sequence analysis showed 261 bacterial genera representing 20 distinct phyla, with an average number of genera per patient of >157, indicating high diversity. Acinetobacter, Prevotella, Neisseria, Rothia, Lactobacillus, Leptotrichia, Streptococcus, Veillonella, and Actinomyces were the most commonly identified genera, and the average total sequencing number per sputum sample was >10000 18S ITS sequences. The fungal population was typically dominated by Candia, Phialosimplex, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium and Eutypella. Our findings highlight that COPD patients have personalized structures and varieties in sputum microbial community during hospitalization periods.

  11. Impact of growth conditions on susceptibility of five microbial species to alkaline stress.

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    Brändle, Nathalie; Zehnder, Matthias; Weiger, Roland; Waltimo, Tuomas

    2008-05-01

    The effects of different growth conditions on the susceptibility of five taxa to alkaline stress were investigated. Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Streptococcus sobrinus OMZ 176, Candida albicans ATCC 90028, Actinomyces naeslundii ATCC 12104, and Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC 10953 were grown as planktonic cells, allowed to adhere to dentin for 24 hours, grown as monospecies or multispecies biofilms on dentin under anaerobic conditions with a serum-enriched nutrient supply at 37 degrees C for 5 days. In addition, suspended biofilm microorganisms and 5-day old planktonic multispecies cultures were used. Microbial recovery upon direct exposure to saturated calcium hydroxide solution (pH 12.5) for 10 and 100 minutes was compared with control exposure to physiologic saline. Planktonic microorganisms were most susceptible; only E. faecalis and C. albicans survived in saturated solution for 10 minutes, the latter also for 100 minutes. Dentin adhesion was the major factor in improving the resistance of E. faecalis and A. naeslundii to calcium hydroxide, whereas the multispecies context in a biofilm was the major factor in promoting resistance of S. sobrinus to the disinfectant. In contrast, the C. albicans response to calcium hydroxide was not influenced by the growth condition. Adherence to dentin and interspecies interactions in a biofilm appear to differentially affect the sensitivity of microbial species to calcium hydroxide.

  12. Bacteriostatic effect of Piper betle and Psidium guajava extracts on dental plaque bacteria.

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    Fathilah, A R; Rahim, Z H A; Othman, Y; Yusoff, M

    2009-03-15

    In this study, the bacteriostatic effect of Piper betle and Psidium guajava extracts on selected early dental plaque bacteria was investigated based on changes in the doubling time (g) and specific growth rates (micro). Streptococcus sanguinis, Streptococcus mitis and Actinomyces sp. were cultured in Brain Heart Infusion (BHI) in the presence and absence of the extracts. The growth of bacteria was monitored periodically every 15 min over a period of 9 h to allow for a complete growth cycle. Growth profiles of the bacteria in the presence of the extracts were compared to those in the absence and deviation in the g and micro were determined and analyzed. It was found that the g and mu were affected by both extracts. At 4 mg mL(-1) of P. betle the g-values for S. sanguinis and S. mitis were increased by 12.0- and 10.4-fold, respectively (p betle and P. guajava extracts have bacteriostatic effect on the plaque bacteria by creating a stressed environment that had suppressed the growth and propagation of the cells. Within the context of the dental plaque, this would ensure the attainment of thin and healthy plaque. Thus, decoctions of these plants would be suitable if used in the control of dental plaque.

  13. The effect of Piper betle and Psidium guajava extracts on the cell-surface hydrophobicity of selected early settlers of dental plaque.

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    Razak, Fathilah Abdul; Othman, Rofina Yasmin; Rahim, Zubaidah Haji Abd

    2006-06-01

    The adhesion of early settlers of dental plaque to the tooth surface has a role in the initiation of the development of dental plaque. The hydrophobic surface properties of the bacteria cell wall are indirectly responsible for the adhesion of the bacteria cell to the acquired pellicle on the tooth surfaces. In this study, the effect of aqueous extract of two plants (Psidium guajava and Piper betle) on the cell-surface hydro-phobicity of early settlers of dental plaque was determined in vitro. Hexadecane, a hydrocarbon was used to represent the hydrophobic surface of the teeth in the oral cavity. It was found that treatment of the early plaque settlers with 1 mg/ml extract of Psidium guajava reduced the cell-surface hydrophobicity of Strep. sanguinis, Strep. mitis and Actinomyces sp. by 54.1%, 49.9% and 40.6%, respectively. Treatment of these bacteria with the same concentration of Piper betle however, showed a comparatively lesser effect (< 10%). It was also observed that the anti-adhesive effect of the two extracts on the binding of the early plaque settlers to hexadecane is concentration dependent.

  14. [Thoracic actinomycosis: three cases].

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    Herrak, L; Msougar, Y; Ouadnouni, Y; Bouchikh, M; Benosmane, A

    2007-09-01

    Actinomycosis is a rare condition which, in the thoracic localisation, can mimic cancer or tuberculosis. We report a series of three case of thoracic actinomycosis treated in the Ibn Sina University Thoracic Surgery Unit in Rabat, Morocco. CASE N degrees 1: This 45-year-old patient presented a tumefaction on the left anterior aspect of the chest. Physical examination identified a parietal mass with fistulisation to the skin. Radiography demonstrated a left pulmonary mass. Transparietal puncture led to the pathological diagnosis of actinomycosis. The patient was given medical treatment and improved clinically and radiographically. CASE N degrees 2: This 68-year-old patient presented repeated episodes of hemoptysis. The chest x-ray revealed atelectasia of the middle lobe and bronchial fibroscopy demonstrated the presence of a bud in the middle lobar bronchus. Biopsies were negative. The patient underwent surgery and the histology examination of the operative specimen revealed pulmonary actinomycosis. The patient recovered well clinically and radiographically with antibiotic therapy. CASE N degrees 3: This 56-year-old patient presented cough and hemoptysis. Physical examination revealed a left condensation and destruction of the left lung was noted on the chest x-ray. Left pleuropulmonectomy was performed. Histological analysis of the surgical specimen identified associated Aspergillus and Actinomyces. The outcome was favorable with medical treatment. The purpose of this work was to recall the radiological, clinical, histological, therapeutic, outcome aspects of this condition and to relate the problems of differential diagnosis when can suggest other diseases.

  15. Functionalization of titanium with chitosan via silanation: evaluation of biological and mechanical performances.

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    Pauline Renoud

    Full Text Available Complications in dentistry and orthopaedic surgery are mainly induced by peri-implant bacterial infections and current implant devices do not prevent such infections. The coating of antibacterial molecules such as chitosan on its surface would give the implant bioactive properties. The major challenge of this type of coating is the attachment of chitosan to a metal substrate. In this study, we propose to investigate the functionalization of titanium with chitosan via a silanation. Firstly, the surface chemistry and mechanical properties of such coating were evaluated. We also verified if the coated chitosan retained its biocompatibility with the peri-implant cells, as well as its antibacterial properties. FTIR and Tof-SIMS analyses confirmed the presence of chitosan on the titanium surface. This coating showed great scratch resistance and was strongly adhesive to the substrate. These mechanical properties were consistent with an implantology application. The Chitosan-coated surfaces showed strong inhibition of Actinomyces naeslundii growth; they nonetheless showed a non significant inhibition against Porphyromonas gingivalis after 32 hours in liquid media. The chitosan-coating also demonstrated good biocompatibility to NIH3T3 fibroblasts. Thus this method of covalent coating provides a biocompatible material with improved bioactive properties. These results proved that covalent coating of chitosan has significant potential in biomedical device implantation.

  16. Occurrence of anaerobic bacteria in diseases of the dog and cat.

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    Berg, J N; Fales, W H; Scanlan, C M

    1979-06-01

    A survey for anaerobic bacteria was conducted in 314 clinical specimens from dogs and cats. A total of 187 anaerobic isolates in pure and mixed culture were isolated from 111 of the specimens that contained anaerobic bacteria. Common isolated included Actinomyces (9.1%), Clostridium perfringens (19.3%), other Clostridium spp (11.2%), Peptostreptococcus anaerobius (7.5%), Bacteroides melaninogenicus (13.4%), other Bacteroides spp (17.6%), and Fusobacterium necrophorum (5.3%). Anaerobic bacteria were involved in serious lesions that often were life threatening to the animals. Antibiotic susceptibility data indicated that the lincomycin family, the penicillin family, chloramphenicol, and cephaloridine are preferred drugs for treatment of anaerobic infections. Data from the survey were used in formulation of a table to aid practitioners in clinical diagnosis of disease caused by anaerobes. Clostridium perfringens was isolated in large numbers from five of six dogs with a clinical diagnosis of canine hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and from one cat with hemorrhagic diarrhea. Experimental infections were induced in rats, using caine feces as inoculum. Induced lesions contained aerobic and anaerobic bacteria similar to those bacteria isolated in the clinical survey, indicating that feces may serve as a major source of these bacteria in clinical infections of the dog.

  17. Investigation of infectious organisms causing pericoronitis of the mandibular third molar.

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    Peltroche-Llacsahuanga, H; Reichhart, E; Schmitt, W; Lütticken, R; Haase, G

    2000-06-01

    The purpose of the study was to identify the most frequently encountered pyogenic organisms involved in pericoronitis to permit more targeted antibiotic therapy. Pericoronal pockets of mandibular third molars from 37 patients showing symptoms of acute, severe pericoronitis were sampled and subjected to microbiologic analysis, including primary evaluation by phase-contrast microscopy. To avoid overgrowth with faster-growing, less fastidious organisms, specimens were cultured on a wide variety of selective media (supporting growth of fastidious bacteria, protozoa, and fungi). Microscopic examination indicated spirochetes in 55% and fusiform bacteria in 84% of the samples. A total of 441 microorganisms were isolated and identified from the 37 cultured samples. Besides obligate anaerobic bacteria, including various Actinomyces and Prevotella species, a predominantly facultative anaerobic microflora was cultivated, that is, Streptococcus milleri group (78% of samples), Stomatococcus mucilaginosus (71%), and Rothia dentocariosa (57%). It was concluded that the Streptococci milleri group bacteria, well-known for their ability to cause suppurative infections, are most likely involved in the pathogenesis of acute severe pericoronitis of the lower third molar.

  18. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA; targeting oral cavity pathogens

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    Shawl Abdul S

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Boswellic acids mixture of triterpenic acids obtained from the oleo gum resin of Boswellia serrata and known for its effectiveness in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease including peritumor edema. Boswellic acids have been extensively studied for a number of activities including anti inflammatory, antitumor, immunomodulatory, and inflammatory bowel diseases. The present study describes the antimicrobial activities of boswellic acid molecules against oral cavity pathogens. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA, which exhibited the most potent antibacterial activity, was further evaluated in time kill studies, mutation prevention frequency, postantibiotic effect (PAE and biofilm susceptibility assay against oral cavity pathogens. Findings AKBA exhibited an inhibitory effect on all the oral cavity pathogens tested (MIC of 2-4 μg/ml. It exhibited concentration dependent killing of Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175 up to 8 × MIC and also prevented the emergence of mutants of S.mutans ATCC 25175 at 8× MIC. AKBA demonstrated postantibiotic effect (PAE of 5.7 ± 0.1 h at 2 × MIC. Furthermore, AKBA inhibited the formation of biofilms generated by S.mutans and Actinomyces viscosus and also reduced the preformed biofilms by these bacteria. Conclusions AKBA can be useful compound for the development of antibacterial agent against oral pathogens and it has great potential for use in mouthwash for preventing and treating oral infections.

  19. Molecular cloning and expression in Escherichia coli of an exo-levanase gene from the endophytic bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus SRT4.

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    Menéndez, Carmen; Hernández, Lázaro; Selman, Guillermo; Mendoza, Milady F; Hevia, Pedro; Sotolongo, Mailin; Arrieta, Juan G

    2002-07-01

    Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus produces levan from sucrose by a secreted levansucrase (LsdA). A levanase-encoding gene ( lsdB), starting 51 bp downstream of the lsdA gene, was cloned from strain SRT4. The lsdB gene (1605 bp) encodes a protein (calculated molecular mass 58.4 kDa) containing a putative 36-amino-acid signal peptide at the N-terminus. The deduced amino acid sequence shares 34%, 33%, 32%, and 29% identities with levanases from Actinomyces naeslundii, Bacillus subtilis, Paenibacillus polymyxa, and Bacteroides fragilis, respectively. The lsdB expression in Escherichia coli under the control of the T7 RNA polymerase promoter resulted in an active enzyme which hydrolyzed levan, inulin, 1-kestose, raffinose, and sucrose, but not melezitose. Levanase activity was maximal at pH 6.0 and 30 degrees C, and it was not inhibited by the metal ion chelator EDTA or the denaturing agents dithiothreitol and beta-mercaptoethanol. The recombinant LsdB showed a fourfold higher rate of hydrolysis on levan compared to inulin, and the reaction on both substrates resulted in the successive liberation of the terminal fructosyl residues without formation of intermediate oligofructans, indicating a non-specific exo-levanase activity.

  20. Bacteria with dual resistance to elevated concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in Nigerian contaminated systems.

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    Oyetibo, Ganiyu O; Ilori, Matthew O; Adebusoye, Sunday Adekunle; Obayori, Oluwafemi S; Amund, Olukayode O

    2010-09-01

    Samples of soil, water, and sediments from industrial estates in Lagos were collected and analyzed for heavy metals and physicochemical composition. Bacteria that are resistant to elevated concentrations of metals (Cd(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+), Cr(6+), and Hg(2+)) were isolated from the samples, and they were further screened for antibiotic sensitivity. The minimum tolerance concentrations (MTCs) of the isolates with dual resistance to the metals were determined. The physicochemistry of all the samples indicated were heavily polluted. Twenty-two of the 270 bacterial strains isolated showed dual resistances to antibiotics and heavy metals. The MTCs of isolates to the metals were 14 mM for Cd(2+), 15 mM for Co(2+) and Ni(2+), 17 mM for Cr(6+), and 10 mM for Hg(2+). Five strains (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces turicensis, Acinetobacter junni, Nocardia sp., and Micrococcus sp.) resisted all the 18 antibiotics tested. Whereas Rhodococcus sp. and Micrococcus sp. resisted 15 mM Ni(2+), P. aeruginosa resisted 10 mM Co(2+). To our knowledge, there has not been any report of bacterial strains resisting such high doses of metals coupled with wide range of antibiotics. Therefore, dual expressions of antibiotics and heavy-metal resistance make the isolates, potential seeds for decommissioning of sites polluted with industrial effluents rich in heavy metals, since the bacteria will be able to withstand in situ antibiosis that may prevail in such ecosystems.

  1. Epidemiology of infectious keratoconjunctivitis in cattle in south-east Ethiopia.

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    Takele, G; Zerihun, A

    2000-04-01

    The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of infectious keratoconjunctivitis on cross-breed dairy farms and to evaluate factors that influence its distribution. A total of 11 dairy farms and one cattle cross-breeding farm in different parts of Arsi region, south-east Ethiopia were clinically and bacteriologically investigated from February 1989 to December 1990. Out of 5221 local zebu and cross-breed dairy animals, 110 were found to have different degrees of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis. Of these, 94 (85.5%) were unilateral and 16 (14.5%) were bilateral. The prevalence of the disease was significantly (P 0.750). Moraxella bovis was isolated from 88 (80%) of the 110 bacteriologically positive cases. Of these isolates, 61 (69%) were haemolytic and 27 (31%) were non-haemolytic strains. Infection with M. bovis was unilateral. Concurrent infections with M. bovis included Actinomyces pyogenes 23 (21%), Staphylococcus aureus 17 (15%), Pasteurella haemolytica nine (8%), Escherichia coli eight (7%) and Proteus spp. four (3.6%).

  2. Antimicrobial activity of different disinfectants against cariogenic microorganisms

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    Full Text Available Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the in vitro antimicrobial effects of chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX, polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHBM, and octenidine dihydrochloride (OCT on cariogenic microorganisms by using their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC. CHX, PHBM, and OCT were diluted in distilled water to the final test concentrations. Using the in-tube dilution method, Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Actinomyces viscosus were cultivated on blood agar and Mueller–Hinton broth (MHB at 37°C for 48 h. They were read using a spectrophotometer to detect MIC. To determine MBC, samples in the range of the turbidity threshold after 24 h were transferred onto blood agar and evaluated for growth after 24 h. Different MICs and MBCs were observed in all disinfectants against each microorganism. The lowest MIC and MBC against S. mutans (60 mg/L were obtained from PHBM. The lowest values against L. rhamnosus (15 mg/L, 30 mg/L, A. viscosus (30 mg/L, and L. acidophilus (15 mg/L, 30 mg/L were determined by OCT. PHBM and OCT have the potential to be replaced with CHX because they were effective against cariogenic microorganisms.

  3. Biomass, community structure and nutritional status attributes of the deep subsurface microbiota---at Idaho and Hanford sites

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    White, D.C.; Ringelberg, D.B. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Center for Environmental Biotechnology Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

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    The signature lipid biomarker technique based on phospholipid ester-linked fatty acid pattern analysis (PLFA) provides data on the total viable or potentially viable communities without the necessity of: (1) Quantitative recovery from the sediments or (2) The ability to culture the organisms. Analysis of PLFA provides evidence for the nutritional status (starvation and/or unbalanced growth) in situ. PLFA analysis of SSP samples from the INEL and PNL sites vadose zones showed higher biomass at the surface with prominent Actinomyces biomarkers with lower biomasses of stressed microbiota at progressively greater depth. The biomass and community diversity increased at the water table at both sites. Both these Western sites showed lower viable microbial biomasses than the WSRS samples. Cluster analysis of the total patterns from various sedimentary horizons showed three major consortia of microbes, with surface microbiota related at both sites, low viable biomass sites closely related at both sites, with anaerobic desaturase pathway being predominant at INEL and consortia utilizing predominantly branched saturated and the aerobic desaturase pathway at both sites. Preliminary examination of the consortia recovered from NTS show a clear relationship to water level.

  4. Effects of probiotics on the growth performance and intestinal micro flora of broiler chickens.

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    Li, Yin-bo; Xu, Qian-qian; Yang, Cun-jin; Yang, Xin; Lv, Le; Yin, Chun-hua; Liu, Xiao-lu; Yan, Hai

    2014-05-01

    Antibiotics have been used in poultry industry for decades to promote growth and protect animals from diseases, followed by various side effects. In efforts of searching for a better alternative, probiotic is of extensive attention. We investigated the effects of Bacillus subtitles, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Candida utilis and Lactobacillus acidophilus as 0.1% (W/W) feed additives on broiler growth performance and intestinal microflora. The results showed the probiotics treatments significantly improved growth of broilers. Broilers supplemented with B. subtilis and L. acidophilus weighed 18.4% and 10.1% more than birds in control group at 42 days of age. Furthermore the feed conversion ratios of the birds in the two groups were also improved, decreasing 9.1% and 12.9%, respectively. Further study indicated a significant increase of cecal Lactobacilli concentration in briolers supplemented with probiotics, expecially in L. acidophilus treatment group. Meanwhile, the count of cecal Actinomyces in birds treated with probiotics was significantly lower compared with the control group. In conclusion, probiotics such as B. subtitles and L. acidophilus are good alternatives to antibiotics in promoting growth resulting from a beneficial modulation of the intestinal micro flora, which leads to increased efficiency of intestinal digestion in the host animal.

  5. [Residue and Degradation of Roxarsone in the System of Soil-Vegetable].

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    Shao, Ting; Yao, Chun-xia; Shen, Yuan-yuan; Zhang, Yu-jie; Su, Nan-nan; Zhou, Shou-biao

    2015-08-01

    The field experiment was developed for simulating the residues, transformation and degradation in soil-vegetable system of Roxarsone contained in organic fertilizer. Under the treatment, the yield of Brassica chinensis decreased in low Roxarsone concentration with a decline by 15% to 32% compared with the control group; there had an accumulating role of vegetables to arsenic, and the root was the main part; total content of arsenic in the soil was positively correlated with the dose of the applied Roxarsone; total arsenic in soil first increased and then decreased with the planting time prolonged and peaked at 12.94 mg x kg(-1), while the level of inorganic arsenic in the soil stabilized after 30 d, which accounting for 66.75% to 98.56% of the total arsenic; there existed a positively significant correlation of total arsenic content between the Brassica chinensis and the soil as well as the arsenic enrichment factor of vegetables; the degradation rate of Roxarsone in soil was slow, there was still some Roxarsone remained in soil after 45 d when added the organic fertilizer which containing Roxarsone with the dose higher than 5 000 kg x hm(-2); Roxarsone could significantly increase the number of bacteria in the soil, and low concentration showed an inhibited role in the growth of fungi and actinomyces, while high concentration of Roxarsone promoted the growth.

  6. Using Molecular Networking for Microbial Secondary Metabolite Bioprospecting.

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    Purves, Kevin; Macintyre, Lynsey; Brennan, Debra; Hreggviðsson, Guðmundur Ó; Kuttner, Eva; Ásgeirsdóttir, Margrét E; Young, Louise C; Green, David H; Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie; Duncan, Katherine R

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    The oceans represent an understudied resource for the isolation of bacteria with the potential to produce novel secondary metabolites. In particular, actinomyces are well known to produce chemically diverse metabolites with a wide range of biological activities. This study characterised spore-forming bacteria from both Scottish and Antarctic sediments to assess the influence of isolation location on secondary metabolite production. Due to the selective isolation method used, all 85 isolates belonged to the phyla Firmicutes and Actinobacteria, with the majority of isolates belonging to the genera Bacillus and Streptomyces. Based on morphology, thirty-eight isolates were chosen for chemical investigation. Molecular networking based on chemical profiles (HR-MS/MS) of fermentation extracts was used to compare complex metabolite extracts. The results revealed 40% and 42% of parent ions were produced by Antarctic and Scottish isolated bacteria, respectively, and only 8% of networked metabolites were shared between these locations, implying a high degree of biogeographic influence upon secondary metabolite production. The resulting molecular network contained over 3500 parent ions with a mass range of m/z 149-2558 illustrating the wealth of metabolites produced. Furthermore, seven fermentation extracts showed bioactivity against epithelial colon adenocarcinoma cells, demonstrating the potential for the discovery of novel bioactive compounds from these understudied locations.

  7. Isolation, characterization, and insecticidal activity of an endophyte of drunken horse grass, Achnatherum inebrians.

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    Shi, YingWu; Zhang, Xuebing; Lou, Kai

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Endophytic microorganisms reside within plant tissues and have often been found to promote plant growth. In this study, endophytic microorganisms were isolated from the roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of healthy drunken horse grass, Achnatherum inebrians (Hance) Keng (Poales: Poaceae), through the use of a grinding separation method and identified by a dual approach of morphological and physiological observation and 16S rRNA gene-based (for bacteria) and internal transcribed sequence-based (for fungi) molecular identification. The endophytes were then inoculated into liquid media for fermentation, and their crude extracts were employed for insecticidal activity tests using slide disc immersion and nebulization methods. A total of 89 bacteria species, which were classified into eight genera, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Actinomyces, Corynebacterium, Acinetobacter, Sphingomonas, Paenibacillus, and Phyllobacterium, and two fungi, Claviceps and Chaetomium, were isolated. Of these species, isolates Streptomyces albus (Rossi-Doria) Waksman and Henrici (Actinomycetales: Streptomycetaceae) (GA) and Claviceps purpurea (Fr.) Tul. (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) (PF-2) were shown to produce mortality rates of more than 90% in the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae), after first and second screenings. The isolates PF-2 and GA associated with A. inebrians had significant insecticidal activities towards A. gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and may provide a new biological resource for exploring a new microbial insecticide.

  8. Salivary Microbiome Diversity in Caries-Free and Caries-Affected Children

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    Shan Jiang

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Dental caries (tooth decay is an infectious disease. Its etiology is not fully understood from the microbiological perspective. This study characterizes the diversity of microbial flora in the saliva of children with and without dental caries. Children (3–4 years old with caries (n = 20 and without caries (n = 20 were recruited. Unstimulated saliva (2 mL was collected from each child and the total microbial genomic DNA was extracted. DNA amplicons of the V3-V4 hypervariable region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to Illumina Miseq sequencing. A total of 17 phyla, 26 classes, 40 orders, 80 families, 151 genera, and 310 bacterial species were represented in the saliva samples. There was no significant difference in the microbiome diversity between caries-affected and caries-free children (p > 0.05. The relative abundance of several species (Rothia dentocariosa, Actinomyces graevenitzii, Veillonella sp. oral taxon 780, Prevotella salivae, and Streptococcus mutans was higher in the caries-affected group than in the caries-free group (p < 0.05. Fusobacterium periodonticum and Leptotrichia sp. oral clone FP036 were more abundant in caries-free children than in caries-affected children (p < 0.05. The salivary microbiome profiles of caries-free and caries-affected children were similar. Salivary counts of certain bacteria such as R. dentocariosa and F. periodonticum may be useful for screening/assessing children’s risk of developing caries.

  9. Endodontic bacteria from primary and persistent endodontic lesions in Chinese patients as identified by cloning and 16S ribosomal DNA gene sequencing.

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    Li, Xin; Zhu, Xiao-fei; Zhang, Cheng-fei; Cathro, Peter; Seneviratne, C J; Shen, Song

    2013-02-01

    Few literatures pertain to the 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) analysis of bacteria contributing to primary and persistent endodontic lesions, with no information available for the Chinese population. As such, we investigated endodontic bacteria associated with primary and persistent endodontic lesions in adult Chinese patients living in Beijing, China using 16S rDNA gene sequencing techniques. Endodontic microbial samples were obtained from fourteen adult Chinese patients and subjected to DNA extraction. Pllymerase chain reaction (PCR) products were cloned and 100 clones from each generated library were randomly selected. Purified plasmid DNA with 16S rDNA gene inserts was sequenced, and the sequences were searched against GenBank databases using the BLASTN algorithm. Only significant identification with the highest-scored BLAST result and 99% minimum similarity was considered for phylotyping. More than 150 taxa were obtained. Primary endodontic infection was mainly associated with Burkholderia cepacia, Actinomyces, Aranicola spp. and Streptococcus sanguinis, whilst Burkholderia cepacia was predominant in the persistent endodontic infections. There is a difference in the species profile associated with endodontic infections of Chinese patients living in Beijing in comparison to other geographical or ethnic reports.

  10. Autoinducer 2: a concentration-dependent signal for mutualistic bacterial biofilm growth

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    Rickard, A.H.; Palmer, R.J.; Blehert, D.S.; Campagna, S.R.; Semmelhack, M.F.; Egland, P.G.; Bassler, B.L.; Kolenbrander, P.E.

    2006-01-01

    4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD), a product of the LuxS enzyme in the catabolism of S-ribosylhomocysteine, spontaneously cyclizes to form autoinducer 2 (AI-2). AI-2 is proposed to be a universal signal molecule mediating interspecies communication among bacteria. We show that mutualistic and abundant biofilm growth in flowing saliva of two human oral commensal bacteria, Actinomyces naeslundii T14V and Streptococcus oralis 34, is dependent upon production of AI-2 by S. oralis 34. A luxS mutant of S. oralis 34 was constructed which did not produce AI-2. Unlike wild-type dual-species biofilms, A. naeslundii T14V and an S. oralis 34 luxS mutant did not exhibit mutualism and generated only sparse biofilms which contained a 10-fold lower biomass of each species. Restoration of AI-2 levels by genetic or chemical (synthetic AI-2 in the form of DPD) complementation re-established the mutualistic growth and high biomass characteristic for the wild-type dual-species biofilm. Furthermore, an optimal concentration of DPD was determined, above and below which biofilm formation was suppressed. The optimal concentration was 100-fold lower than the detection limit of the currently accepted AI-2 assay. Thus, AI-2 acts as an interspecies signal and its concentration is critical for mutualism between two species of oral bacteria grown under conditions that are representative of the human oral cavity. ?? 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  11. Antimicrobial Efficacy of Ten Commercially Available Herbal Dentifrices against Specific Oral Microflora – In Vitro Study

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    Reddy, Padma; Hemalatha; Reddy, Srikanth; Doshi, Dolar; Kulkarni, Suhas; Kumar, Manoj

    2015-01-01

    Aim: To determine and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of ten commercially available herbal dentifrices against specific strains of oral microflora using a standard diffusion method at full strength and 1:1 dilution at 24 h. Materials and Methods: The standard strains of Streptococcus. mutans (ATCC 21293), Streptococcus sangius (MTCC 442), Actinomyces viscosus (ATCC 3268), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 2592), Streptococcus pyogenes (MTCC 442) and Candida albicans (ATCC 183) were obtained. Antimicrobial efficacy of the dentifrices was tested in triplicate, at full strength and 1:1 dilution with the sterile water using a standard diffusion method for 24 h at 37°C. The antimicrobial efficacy was tested by observing the zones of inhibition in millimeters surrounding disk containing the dentifrice. Mean standard deviation and standard error of mean of the inhibitory zones was calculated for each herbal dentifrice. pdentifrices, least zones of inhibitions i.e., around 5 mm was observed against S. aureus by Amar Premium (AP) and Dabur Babool (DB) at 24 h. Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, it can be concluded that all herbal dentifrices exhibited antimicrobial activity against the selected oral microorganisms, with DK being the most effective. Hence, it can be inferred that herbal dentifrices can also be recommended like the conventional formulations. PMID:26023642

  12. The impact on the soil microbial community and enzyme activity of two earthworm species during the bioremediation of pentachlorophenol-contaminated soils.

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    Lin, Zhong; Zhen, Zhen; Wu, Zhihao; Yang, Jiewen; Zhong, Laiyuan; Hu, Hanqiao; Luo, Chunling; Bai, Jing; Li, Yongtao; Zhang, Dayi

    2016-01-15

    The ecological effect of earthworms on the fate of soil pentachlorophenol (PCP) differs with species. This study addressed the roles and mechanisms by which two earthworm species (epigeic Eisenia fetida and endogeic Amynthas robustus E. Perrier) affect the soil microbial community and enzyme activity during the bioremediation of PCP-contaminated soils. A. robustus removed more soil PCP than did E. foetida. A. robustus improved nitrogen utilisation efficiency and soil oxidation more than did E. foetida, whereas the latter promoted the organic matter cycle in the soil. Both earthworm species significantly increased the amount of cultivable bacteria and actinomyces in soils, enhancing the utilisation rate of the carbon source (i.e. carbohydrates, carboxyl acids, and amino acids) and improving the richness and evenness of the soil microbial community. Additionally, earthworm treatment optimized the soil microbial community and increased the amount of the PCP-4-monooxygenase gene. Phylogenic classification revealed stimulation of indigenous PCP bacterial degraders, as assigned to the families Flavobacteriaceae, Pseudomonadaceae and Sphingobacteriacea, by both earthworms. A. robustus and E. foetida specifically promoted Comamonadaceae and Moraxellaceae PCP degraders, respectively.

  13. Electric field induced desorption of bacteria from a conditioning film covered substratum.

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    Poortinga, A T; Smit, J; van der Mei, H C; Busscher, H J

    2001-12-01

    Desorption of three oral bacterial strains from a salivary conditioning film on an indium tin oxide electrode during application of a positive (bacterial adhesion to the anode) or a negative electric current was studied in a parallel plate flow chamber. Bacterial adhesion was from a flowing suspension of high ionic strength, after which the bacterial suspension was replaced by a low ionic strength solution without bacteria and currents ranging from -800 to +800 microA were applied. Streptococcus oralis J22 desorbed during application of a positive and negative electric current with a desorption probability that increased with increasing electric current. Two actinomyces strains, however, could not be stimulated to desorb by the electric currents applied. The desorption forces acting on adhering bacteria are electroosmotic in origin and working parallel to the electrode surface in case of a positive current, whereas they are electrophoretic and electrostatic in origin and working perpendicular to the surface in case of a negative current. By comparison of the effect of positive and negative electric currents, it can be concluded that parallel forces are more effective in stimulating bacterial desorption than perpendicular forces. The results of this study point to a new pathway of cleaning industrial and biomedical surfaces without the use of detergents or biocides.

  14. Novel thermostable lipase from Bacillus circulans IIIB153: comparison with the mesostable homologue at sequence and structure level.

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    Johri, S; Bhat, A; Sayed, S; Nargotra, A; Jain, A; Qazi, G N

    2012-01-01

    Thermophilic Bacillus circulans IIIB153 isolated from hot springs of North West Himalayas, India, produced an extracellular lipase, which exhibited significant biofilm disruption property on the static biofilm disruption model with a single species of Actinomyces viscosous. The gene encoding the lipase was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Recombinant Bacillus circulans lipase (BCL), a monomer with molecular mass of 43 kDa also exhibited significant biofilm disruption activity. The enzyme was optimally active at 60°C, pH 8.5 and retained >70% of its original activity after 1 h incubation at 60°C. 3D structure of BCL developed by homology modeling showed a typical α/β hydrolase fold, a characteristic feature of lipolytic enzymes. Comparison of thermostable BCL with mesostable lipase from Chromobacterium viscosum at the sequence and structure level showed distinct variations in the structural features, with the presence of a high content of proline residues, aromatic amino acids and salt bridges. These features along with the presence of zinc-binding site observed in BCL structure could have a potential role in thermal stability of the enzyme.

  15. Microbial dynamics during conversion from supragingival to subgingival biofilms in an in vitro model.

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    Thurnheer, T; Bostanci, N; Belibasakis, G N

    2016-04-01

    The development of dental caries and periodontal diseases result from distinct shifts in the microbiota of the tooth-associated biofilm. This in vitro study aimed to investigate changes in biofilm composition and structure, during the shift from a 'supragingival' aerobic profile to a 'subgingival' anaerobic profile. Biofilms consisting of Actinomyces oris, Candida albicans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus mutans and Veillonella dispar were aerobically grown in saliva-containing medium on hydroxyapatite disks. After 64 h, Campylobacter rectus, Prevotella intermedia and Streptococcus anginosus were further added along with human serum, while culture conditions were shifted to microaerophilic. After 96 h, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola were finally added and the biofilm was grown anaerobically for another 64 h. At the end of each phase, biofilms were harvested for species-specific quantification and localization. Apart from C. albicans, all other species gradually increased during aerobic and microaerophilic conditions, but remained steady during anaerobic conditions. Biofilm thickness was doubled during the microaerophilic phase, but remained steady throughout the anaerobic phase. Extracellular polysaccharide presence was gradually reduced throughout the growth period. Biofilm viability was reduced during the microaerophilic conversion, but was recovered during the anaerobic phase. This in vitro study has characterized the dynamic structural shifts occurring in an oral biofilm model during the switch from aerobic to anaerobic conditions, potentially modeling the conversion of supragingival to subgingival biofilms. Within the limitations of this experimental model, the findings may provide novel insights into the ecology of oral biofilms.

  16. Antibiotic Susceptibility of Commensal Bacteria from Human Milk.

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    Chen, Po-Wen; Tseng, Shu-Ying; Huang, Mao-Sheng

    2016-02-01

    Recent studies have focused on foodborne or commensal bacteria as vehicles of antibiotic resistance. However, the antibiotic resistance of milk bacteria from healthy donors is still vague in Taiwan. For this purpose, human milk samples were obtained from randomly recruited 19 healthy women between 3 and 360 days post-partum. Antibiotic susceptibility profile of bacteria from milk samples was determined. About 20 bacterial species were isolated from milk samples including Staphylococcus (6 species), Streptococcus (4 species), Enterococcus (2 species), Lactobacillus (1 species), and bacteria belonging to other genera (7 species). Some opportunistic or potentially pathogenic bacteria including Kluyvera ascorbata, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Actinomyces bovis, and Staphylococcus aureus were also isolated. Intriguingly, Staphylococcus isolates (22 strains) were resistant to 2–8 of 8 antibiotics, while Streptococcus isolates (3 strains) were resistant to 3–7 of 9 antibiotics, and members of the genus Enterococcus (5 strains) were resistant to 3–8 of 9 antibiotics. Notably, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, S. aureus, Streptococcus parasanguinis, Streptococcus pneumonia, and Enterococcus faecalis were resistant to vancomycin, which is considered as the last-resort antibiotic. Therefore, this study shows that most bacterial strains in human milk demonstrate mild to strong antibiotic resistance. Whether commensal bacteria in milk could serve as vehicles of antibiotic resistance should be further investigated.

  17. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of phosphoric acid solution compared to other root canal irrigants.

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    Prado, Maíra; Silva, Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da; Duque, Thais Mageste; Zaia, Alexandre Augusto; Ferraz, Caio Cezar Randi; Almeida, José Flávio Affonso de; Gomes, Brenda Paula Figueiredo de Almeida

    2015-01-01

    Phosphoric acid has been suggested as an irrigant due to its effectiveness in removing the smear layer. The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of a 37% phosphoric acid solution to other irrigants commonly used in endodontics. The substances 37% phosphoric acid, 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid, 2% chlorhexidine (solution and gel), and 5.25% NaOCl were evaluated. The antimicrobial activity was tested against Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Actinomyces meyeri, Parvimonas micra, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Prevotella nigrescens according to the agar diffusion method. The cytotoxicity of the irrigants was determined by using the MTT assay. Phosphoric acid presented higher antimicrobial activity compared to the other tested irrigants. With regard to the cell viability, this solution showed results similar to those with 5.25% NaOCl and 2% chlorhexidine (gel and solution), whereas 17% EDTA and 10% citric acid showed higher cell viability compared to other irrigants. Phosphoric acid demonstrated higher antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity similar to that of 5.25% NaOCl and 2% chlorhexidine (gel and solution).

  18. Influence of Propolis on Hygiene, Gingival Condition, and Oral Microflora in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate Treated with Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

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    Agnieszka Machorowska-Pieniążek

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of 3% ethanol extract of propolis (EEP on hygiene, gingival and microbiological status of oral cavity in patients with cleft lip and palate treated with fixed orthodontic appliances. The study included forty-one nonsyndromic complete unilateral of bilateral cleft lip and palate subjects with fixed appliance on at least 10 teeth. Twenty-one subjects were instructed to brush their teeth three times a day using toothpaste with propolis. Control group included twenty subjects who were asked to brush their teeth three times a day using a toothpaste without propolis. API, OPI, GI, and supragingival bacterial plaque were taken from each subject twice: baseline and after using the toothpaste for 35 days. The final examinations showed statistically significant decrease in OPI, GI, and the percentage of the Actinomyces spp. and Capnocytophaga spp. compared with baseline in propolis group subjects. The improvement in oral health in these patients confirms antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties of propolis.

  19. Antimicrobial effect of chlorhexidine on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans biofilms associated with peri-implantitis

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    Zeinab Kadkhoda

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background. This study aimed to assessthe antimicrobial effect of chlorhexidine (CHX on Aggregatibacter actinomyce-temcomitans biofilms isolated from subgingival plaque of peri-implantitis lesions. Methods. Thirteen patients requiring peri-implantitis treatment were consecutively selected and their subgingival biofilm was collected by inserting fine sterile paper points into peri-implant pockets for 15 seconds. A. actinomycetemcomitans was isolated from the subgingival biofilm and cultured. In this study, the standard strain of A. actinomycetemcomitans served as the positive control group and a blank disc impregnated with water served as the negative control; 0.1 mL of the bacterial suspension was cultured on specific culture medium and blank discs (6 mm in diameter impregnated with 0.2%CHX mouthrinse (Behsa Pharmaceutical Co. and negative control discs were placed on two sides of the bacterial culture plate. The size of growth inhibition zone was measured by a blinded independent observer in millimetres. Results. According to the results of disc diffusion test, the mean diameter of growth inhibition zone of A. actinomycetem-comitans around discs impregnated with CHX was larger in both standard (positive control and biofilm samples of A. acti-nomycetemcomitans compared to the negative control group (blank disc (P<0.001. Conclusion. Use of0.2% CHX mouthwash had antibacterial effects on A. actinomycetemcomitans species isolated from peri-implantitis sites.

  20. [Effect of titanium nitride coating on bacterial corrosion resistance of dental Co-Cr alloy].

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    Zou, Jie; Chen, Jie; Hu, Bin

    2010-04-01

    To study the influence of titanium nitride(TiN) coating on bacterial corrosion resistance of clinically used Co-Cr alloy. The Co-Cr alloy commonly used for casting metal full crown was casted with specimen 10mm x 10mm x 3mm in size. The specimen was coated with a thickness of 2.5 microm TiN coating on the surface by multi-arc physical vapor deposition. Then the specimen before and after coating titanium nitride were exposed to TSB media with S.mutans or Actinomyces viscosus,while pure media,as control.After inoculated for 24 hours, the Tafel polarization curves of the specimen were measured by electrochemical station. From the Tafel polarization curves, the non-coated Co-Cr alloy showed that corrosion potential moved to the negative way in presence of oral bacteria,and passivation interval got shorter.While the polarization curves of the specimen after coating TiN changed slightly in presence of oral microorganism. The TiN significantly weakened the corrosion action of bacteria on the alloy. These results demonstrate that the TiN coating with better tolerance to the bacterial action can improve bacterial corrosion resistance of Co-Cr alloy.Supported by Research Fund of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality(Grant No.08DZ2271100) and Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project (Grant No. S30206).

  1. Exploring the possible applications of catechin (gel for oral care of the elderly and disabled individuals

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    Muneaki Tamura

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The oral cavity contains more than hundreds of microbial species. An increase in the number of these microorganisms like high pathogenic potential species, such as cariogenic and periodontopathic bacteria, and the change of microbial biota may result in, not only oral infection, but also systemic diseases, such as infective endocarditis and aspiration pneumonia. It is very important to control the growth of these microorganisms and its biota just after oral cleaning in order to suppress disease onset. In this regard, it is useful to use the anti-microbial component which acts against pathogenic microorganisms. Here, we highlight the importance of catechin, and feature its possible oral, especially periodontal applications. By combining catechin with gel (catechin gel, antimicrobial activity of catechin was prolonged in gel and catechin anti-oxidization property was observed. Catechin gel inhibited the growth of the Actinomyces, periodontopathic bacteria and Candida strains tested, but did not inhibit that of the oral streptococci that are important in the normal oral flora. In contrast, commercially available moisture gels containing antimicrobial components showed antimicrobial activity against all of the tested strains including the oral streptococci. This show that catechin has selective antimicrobial activity, attributable to hydrogen peroxide production. This paper reviews previous works using catechin and, likewise, catechin gel may be show its possible oral application for prevent dental caries and periodontal disease.

  2. Screening and Scoring of Antimicrobial and Biological Activities of Italian Vulnerary Plants against Major Oral Pathogenic Bacteria

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    Gianmaria F. Ferrazzano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to evaluate the activity of Italian vulnerary plants against the most important oral pathogenic bacteria. This estimate was accomplished through a fivefold process: (a a review of ethnobotanical and microbiological data concerning the Italian vulnerary plants; (b the development of a scoring system to rank the plants; (c the comparative assessment of microbiological properties; (d the assessment of potential cytotoxic effects on keratinocyte-like cells and gingival fibroblasts in culture by XTT cell viability assay; (e clinical evaluation of the most suitable plant extract as antibacterial agent in a home-made mouthwash. The study assays hexane (H, ethanol (E, and water (W extracts from 72 plants. The agar diffusion method was used to evaluate the activity against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus casei, and Actinomyces viscosus. Twenty-two plants showed appreciable activity. The extracts showing the strongest antibacterial power were those from Cotinus coggygria Scop., Equisetum hyemale L., Helichrysum litoreum Guss, Juniperus communis L., and Phyllitis scolopendrium (L. Newman subsp. scolopendrium. The potential cytotoxic effect of these extracts was assessed. On the basis of these observations, a mouth-rinse containing the ethanolic extract of H. litoreum has been tested in vivo, resulting in reduction of the salivary concentration of S. mutans.

  3. Mathematical modelling of tooth demineralisation and pH profiles in dental plaque.

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    Ilie, Olga; van Loosdrecht, Mark C M; Picioreanu, Cristian

    2012-09-21

    A mathematical model of dental plaque has been developed in order to investigate the processes leading to dental caries. The one-dimensional time-dependent model integrates existing knowledge on biofilm processes (mass transfer, microbial composition, microbial conversions and substrate availability) with tooth demineralisation kinetics. This work is based on the pioneering studies of Dibdin who, nearly two decades ago, build a mathematical model roughly describing the metabolic processes taking place in dental plaque. We extended Dibdin's model with: multiple microbial species (aciduric and non-aciduric Streptococci, Actinomyces and Veillonella), more metabolic processes (i.e., aerobic and anaerobic glucose conversion, low and high glucose uptake affinity pathways, formation and consumption of storage compounds), ion transport by Nernst-Planck equations, and we coupled the obtained pH and chemical component gradients inside the plaque with tooth demineralisation. The new model implementation was complemented with faster and more rigorous numerical methods for the model solution. Model results confirm the protective effect of Veillonella due to lactate consumption. Interestingly, on short term, the storage compounds may not necessarily have a negative effect on demineralisation. Individual feeding patterns can also be easily studied with this model. For example, slow ("social") consumption of sugar-containing drinks proves to be more harmful than drinking the same amount over a short period of time.

  4. Pyrosequencing analysis of oral microbiota in children with severe early childhood dental caries.

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    Jiang, Wen; Zhang, Jie; Chen, Hui

    2013-11-01

    Severe early childhood caries are a prevalent public health problem among preschool children throughout the world. However, little is known about the microbiota found in association with severe early childhood caries. Our study aimed to explore the bacterial microbiota of dental plaques to study the etiology of severe early childhood caries through pyrosequencing analysis based on 16S rRNA gene V1-V3 hypervariable regions. Forty participants were enrolled in the study, and we obtained twenty samples of supragingival plaque from caries-free subjects and twenty samples from subjects with severe early childhood caries. A total of 175,918 reads met the quality control standards, and the bacteria found belonged to fourteen phyla and sixty-three genera. Our results show the overall structure and microbial composition of oral bacterial communities, and they suggest that these bacteria may present a core microbiome in the dental plaque microbiota. Three genera, Streptococcus, Granulicatella, and Actinomyces, were increased significantly in children with severe dental cavities. These data may facilitate improvements in the prevention and treatment of severe early childhood caries.

  5. Dental caries vaccine

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    Shivakumar K

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Dental caries is one of the most common diseases in humans. In modern times, it has reached epidemic proportions. Dental caries is an infectious microbiologic disease of the teeth that results in localized dissolution and destruction of the calcified tissue. Dental caries is a mulitifactorial disease, which is caused by host, agent, and environmental factors. The time factor is important for the development and progression of dental caries. A wide group of microorganisms are identified from carious lesions of which S. mutans , Lactobacillus acidophilus , and Actinomyces viscosus are the main pathogenic species involved in the initiation and development of dental caries. In India, surveys done on school children showed caries prevalence of approximately 58%. Surveys among the U.S. population showed an incidence of 45.3% in children and 93.8% in adults with either past or present coronal caries. Huge amounts of money and time are spent in treating dental caries. Hence, the prevention and control of dental caries is the main aim of public health, eventually the ultimate objective of public health is the elimination of the disease itself. Recently, dental caries vaccines have been developed for the prevention of dental caries. These dental caries vaccines are still in the early stages.

  6. Black Stain and Dental Caries: A Review of the Literature

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    Tomasz Żyła

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Black stain is characterized as a dark line or an incomplete coalescence of dark dots localized on the cervical third of the tooth. Over the last century, the etiology of black stain has been the subject of much debate. Most of the studies concerning this issue were conducted in pediatric population. According to the reviewed articles published between 2001 and 2014, the prevalence of black stain varies from 2.4% to 18% with equal sex distribution. The majority of the authors confirm the correlation between the presence of black stain and lower caries experience. The microflora of this deposit is dominated by Actinomyces spp. and has lower cariogenic potential than nondiscolored dental plaque. Iron/copper and sulfur complexes are thought to be responsible for the dark color. In patients with black stain saliva has higher calcium concentrations and higher buffering capacity. Factors such as dietary habits, socioeconomic status, and iron supplementation may be contributing to the formation of black stain.

  7. THE MADURA FOOT - A CASE REPORT

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    Nazimuddin Mohammad

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Madura foot or mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous disease characterized by localized infection of subcutaneous tissues by actinomycetes or fungi. The inflammatory response can extend to the underlying bone. Mycetoma was described first in the mid 1800s and was initially called Madura foot. The infection can be caused by true fungi (eumycetoma in 40%, or filamentous bacteria (actinomycetoma in 60%.Actinomycetoma may be due to Actinomadura madurae, Actinomadura pelletieri, Streptomyces somaliensis, Nocardia species. The infection, which may remain latent for a time, forms small, subcutaneous swellings that enlarge, soften with pus, and break through the skin surface, with concurrent invasion of deeper tissues. Sulfonamide, iodide, and antibiotic therapy have been used against actinomycotic infections, but the fungi are more resistant to treatment. We reported a patient of madura foot from International Medical College Hospital, Tongi, Gazipur. A 82-years old male was admitted to the International medical college hospital with a 16 months history of swelling with multiple discharging sinuses filled with granules localized in his right foot. Pus was examined by gram staining and periodic acid Schiff (PAS staining. Moderate number of filamentous branching gram positive bacilli were found . The organism was recognized as a member of the actinomyces genus. PAS staining did not reveal any other organism. The aggressive course and progression of the disease affected the short bones of the involved foot. The patient was diagnosed as a case of Madura foot and was treated in the same hospital.

  8. Salivary Microbiome Diversity in Caries-Free and Caries-Affected Children.

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    Jiang, Shan; Gao, Xiaoli; Jin, Lijian; Lo, Edward C M

    2016-11-25

    Dental caries (tooth decay) is an infectious disease. Its etiology is not fully understood from the microbiological perspective. This study characterizes the diversity of microbial flora in the saliva of children with and without dental caries. Children (3-4 years old) with caries (n = 20) and without caries (n = 20) were recruited. Unstimulated saliva (2 mL) was collected from each child and the total microbial genomic DNA was extracted. DNA amplicons of the V3-V4 hypervariable region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to Illumina Miseq sequencing. A total of 17 phyla, 26 classes, 40 orders, 80 families, 151 genera, and 310 bacterial species were represented in the saliva samples. There was no significant difference in the microbiome diversity between caries-affected and caries-free children (p > 0.05). The relative abundance of several species (Rothia dentocariosa, Actinomyces graevenitzii, Veillonella sp. oral taxon 780, Prevotella salivae, and Streptococcus mutans) was higher in the caries-affected group than in the caries-free group (p < 0.05). Fusobacterium periodonticum and Leptotrichia sp. oral clone FP036 were more abundant in caries-free children than in caries-affected children (p < 0.05). The salivary microbiome profiles of caries-free and caries-affected children were similar. Salivary counts of certain bacteria such as R. dentocariosa and F. periodonticum may be useful for screening/assessing children's risk of developing caries.

  9. Root Zone Microbial Populations, Urease Activities, and Purification Efficiency for a Constructed Wetland

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    LIANG Wei; WU Zhen-Bin; ZHAN Fa-Cui; DENG Jia-Qi

    2004-01-01

    In order to investigate the effects of microorganisms and their urease activities in macrophytic root zones on pollutant removal, four small-scale plots (SSPs) of vertical/reverse-vertical flow wetlands were set up to determine: a) the relationship between the abundance of microorganisms in the root zones and water purification efficiency; and b) the relationship between urease activities in the root zones and pollutant removal in a constructed wetland system. Total numbers of the microbial population (bacteria, fungi, and actinomyces) along with urease activities in the macrophytic root zones were determined. In addition, the relationships between microbial populations and urease activities as well as the wastewater purification efficiencies of total phosphorus (TP), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), biochemical oxygen demand in 5 days (BOD5), and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were also analyzed. The results showed that there was a highly significant positive correlation (r = 0.9772, P < 0.01) between the number of bacteria in the root zones and BOD5 removal efficiency and a significant negative correlation (r = -0.9092, P < 0.05) between the number of fungi and the removal efficiency of TKN. Meanwhile, there was a significant positive correlation (r -- 0.8830, P < 0.05) between urease activities in the root zones and the removal efficiency of TKN. Thus, during wastewater treatment in a constructed wetland system,microorganism and urease activities in the root zones were very important factors.

  10. Pyrosequencing of Plaque Microflora In Twin Children with Discordant Caries Phenotypes.

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    Meng Zhang

    Full Text Available Despite recent successes in the control of dental caries, the mechanism of caries development remains unclear. To investigate the causes of dental decay, especially in early childhood caries, the supragingival microflora composition of 20 twins with discordant caries phenotypes were analyzed using high-throughput pyrosequencing. In addition, the parents completed a lifestyle questionnaire. A total of 228,789 sequencing reads revealed 10 phyla, 84 genera, and 155 species of microflora, the relative abundances of these strains varied dramatically among the children, Comparative analysis between groups revealed that Veillonella, Corynebacterium and Actinomyces were presumed to be caries-related genera, Fusobacterium, Kingella and Leptotrichia were presumed to be healthy-related genus, yet this six genera were not statistically significant (P>0.05. Moreover, a cluster analysis revealed that the microbial composition of samples in the same group was often dissimilar but that the microbial composition observed in twins was usually similar. Although the genetic and environmental factors that strongly influence the microbial composition of dental caries remains unknown, we speculate that genetic factors primarily influence the individual's susceptibility to dental caries and that environmental factors primarily regulate the microbial composition of the dental plaque and the progression to caries. By using improved twins models and increased sample sizes, our study can be extended to analyze the specific genetic and environmental factors that affect the development of caries.

  11. Mycetoma at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: correlation of histopathological and clinical findings

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    Shagufta; Tahir; Mufti; Hessa; Aljhdali

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To present the histopathological and clinical correlation of mycetoma among patients attending King Abdulaziz University Hospital between 1998-2013.Methods: The data of all histopathologically diagnosed mycetomas in the period between January 1998 and January 2013 were collected through a computerized database search of the anatomic pathology archives at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. The collected data were analysed. Identification of species were performed for five patients using 16 S ribosomal DNA and internal transcribed spacer 2.Results: There were 19 patients with mycetoma with an average age of 44.26 years and male: female ratio of 4:1. Actinomycetoma were 63.15% and eumycetoma were 36.84%. All patients presented with the classic lesions; presenting as painless subcutaneous mass, sinuses and discharge containing grains. The swellings were of slow evolution, with preferential foot localization. Species specification performed for samples from five patients with active lesions revealed species of Actinomyces israelii and Madurella mycetomatis in respective cases.Conclusions: Actinomycetoma is more common than eumycetoma in this region. The fact that one of the patients with eumycetoma was a Saudi national raises the possibility of an indigenous species similar to Maduraella mycetomatis to be further explored for characteristics and pathogenesis. The disease has to be prioritized again and more robust and quick molecular diagnostic tools should be made available in order to save patients form disfiguring amputations.

  12. Intra-Abdominal Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Abdominal Disease

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    Oguejiofor, Njideka; Al-Abayechi, Sarah; Njoku, Emmanuel

    2017-01-01

    Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infectious disease, caused by gram positive anaerobic bacteria, that may appear as an abdominal mass and/or abscess (Wagenlehner et al. 2003). This paper presents an unusual case of a hemodynamically stable 80-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with 4 weeks of worsening abdominal pain and swelling. He also complains of a 20-bound weight loss in 2 months. A large tender palpable mass in the right upper quadrant was noted on physical exam. Laboratory studies showed a normal white blood cell count, slightly decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit, and mildly elevated total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase. A CT with contrast was done and showed a liver mass. Radiology and general surgery suspected malignancy and recommended CT guided biopsy. The sample revealed abundant neutrophils and gram positive rods. Cytology was negative for malignancy and cultures eventually grew actinomyces. High dose IV penicillin therapy was given for 4 weeks and with appropriate response transitioned to oral antibiotic for 9 months with complete resolution of symptoms. PMID:28299215

  13. The association between dietary sucrose consumption and microbial population shifts at six oral sites in man.

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    Minah, G E; Solomon, E S; Chu, K

    1985-01-01

    Sucrose-related microbial population shifts were evaluated at 6 oral sites in 22 volunteers, who consumed high-sucrose diets for 21 days followed by low-sucrose diets for 21 days. Culturing was performed at 0, 12, 21, 33 and 42 days of the 6-week experiment. Over 50,000 microbial isolates were characterized and analysed. Analysis of initial cultures showed the following site-specific microbial characteristics of the 6 sites evaluated: (1) molar fissures harboured higher levels of Neisseria species and showed the highest facultative-to-anaerobic ratio; (2) molar fissures and cervical buccal sites showed high Streptococcus sanguis levels and total Gram-positive cocci and fewer Gram-negative bacilli; (3) the tongue and saliva gave high concentrations of Streptococcus salivarius and Veillonella sp. Sucrose intake was positively related to concentrations of yeasts and Streptococcus mutans in the molar fissures; Actinomyces viscosus in the mandibular approximal site; Strep. mutans, Veillonella sp. and Lactobacillus sp. in the maxillary approximal site and Strep. salivarius on the tongue and in saliva. Sucrose intake was negatively related to concentrations of Neisseria sp. on the tongue and total Gram-positive bacilli in saliva. A definite ecological effect of sucrose on the oral microflora was confirmed. The high inter-subject and site variations of target bacteria and the generally low magnitude of shifts, however, discourage implementation of microbiological criteria in dietary assessments.

  14. Effect of metalloporphyrins on red autofluorescence from oral bacteria.

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    Volgenant, Catherine M C; van der Veen, Monique H; de Soet, Johannes J; ten Cate, Jacob M

    2013-06-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the red autofluorescence from bacterial species related to dental caries and periodontitis in the presence of different nutrients in the growth medium. Bacteria were grown anaerobically on tryptic soy agar (TSA) supplemented with nutrients, including magnesium-porphyrins from spinach and iron-porphyrins from heme. The autofluorescence was then assessed at 405 nm excitation. On the TSA without additives, no autofluorescence was observed from any of the species tested. On the TSA containing sheep blood, red autofluorescence was observed only from Parvimonas micra. When the TSA was supplemented with blood, hemin, and vitamin K, red autofluorescence was observed from Actinomyces naeslundii, Bifidobacterium dentium, and Streptococcus mutans. Finally, on the TSA supplemented with spinach extract, red autofluorescence was observed from Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, A. naeslundii, Enterococcus faecalis, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus salivarius, S. mutans, and Veillonella parvula. We conclude that the bacteria related to dental caries and periodontal disease exhibit red autofluorescence. The autofluorescence characteristics of the tested strains depended on the nutrients present, such as metalloporphyrins, suggesting that the metabolic products of the oral biofilm could be responsible for red autofluorescence. © 2013 Eur J Oral Sci.

  15. Characterisation of the antibacterial effect of polyethyleneimine nanoparticles in relation to particle distribution in resin composite.

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    Shvero, Dana Kesler; Zatlsman, Nathan; Hazan, Ronen; Weiss, Ervin I; Beyth, Nurit

    2015-02-01

    To characterise the antibacterial effect of resin composite incorporating cross-linked quaternised polyethyleneimine (QPEI) nanoparticles in relation to their distribution in the bulk material. The antibacterial effect of resin composite incorporating QPEI nanoparticle was tested against various oral pathogens, including Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscousus, Lactobacilus casei and whole saliva. Nanoparticle distribution in the modified resin composite was assessed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Additionally, the degree of conversion was recorded. Total bacterial inhibition was detected against all the tested pathogens following direct contact with the outer surface of the modified resin composite. Similarly, the inner surface of the modified resin composite caused total inhibition. Electron microscope images showed bacterial death. XPS revealed surface I(-) ions on both the outer and the inner surfaces of the modified composite. No I(-) ions were detected in the unmodified composite. Nanoparticle distribution was higher on the inner surface of the modified composite. The composite's degree of conversion was unaffected by nanoparticle addition. QPEI nanoparticles represent a new generation of antibacterial nanoparticles which are highly promising in preventing bacterial recontamination when restoring teeth. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. CLINICAL USE OF MODERN FLUOROQUINOLONES IN DENTAL IMPLANTATION AND MAXILLARY SINUS LIFTING

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    S.A. Novikov

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available New fluoroquinolones like levofloxacine, with broad-spectrum of effect which is also active against anaerobic bacteria, is a prospective drug for the prevention of the inflammatory complications in implant dentistry and maxillary sinus augmentation. 34 patients have been selected for this study, including 16 women and 18 men aged 18-65. All the patients have been classified into the main and control groups. Patiens of the first group have been prescribed 500 mg of levofloxacine before and after the operation two times a day for 10 days. Patients of the control group have been treated with amocxicilline. In the control group, which has used amoxicilline, Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus salivarius and anaerobic bacteria have been identified. The amount of Prevotella intermedia is insignificant. The same picture has been found with Fusobacterium spp. The rate of Actinomyces spp. was insignificant over the whole period of study. Patients of the experimental group had a slightly different distribution of bacteria. On the 10th day after the operation in the main patient group no periodontal pathogenesis, which may cause inflammatory complications have been identified. During the early post-operative period no significant differences have been observed among the patients of both groups.

  17. Evaluation of laser fluorescence in monitoring non-cavitated caries lesion progression on smooth surfaces in vitro.

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    Rodrigues, J A; Sarti, C S; Assunção, C M; Arthur, R A; Lussi, A; Diniz, M B

    2017-07-02

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a pen-type laser fluorescence (LF) device (LFpen: DIAGNOdent pen) to detect and monitor the progression of caries-like lesions on smooth surfaces. Fifty-two bovine enamel blocks were submitted to three different demineralisation cycles for caries-like lesion induction using Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus casei and Actinomyces naeslundii. At baseline and after each cycle, the enamel blocks were analysed under Knoop surface micro-hardness (SMH) and an LFpen. One enamel block after each cycle was randomly chosen for Raman spectroscopy analysis. Cross-sectional micro-hardness (CSMH) was performed at different depths (20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 μm) in 26 enamel blocks after the second cycle and 26 enamel blocks after the third cycle. Average values of SMH (± standard deviation (SD)) were 319.3 (± 21.5), 80.5 (± 31.9), 39.8 (± 12.7), and 29.77 (± 10.34) at baseline and after the first, second and third cycles, respectively. Statistical significant difference was found among all periods (p  0.05). One sample of each cycle was characterised through Raman spectroscopy analysis. It can be concluded that LF was effective in detecting the first demineralisation on enamel; however, the method did not show any effect in monitoring lesion progression after three cycles of in vitro demineralisation.

  18. Pelvic Actinomycosis

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    Alejandra García-García

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces, Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. Its symptomatology imitates some malignant pelvic tumours, tuberculosis, or nocardiosis, causing abscesses and fistulas. Actinomycoses are opportunistic infections and require normal mucous barriers to be altered. No epidemiological studies have been conducted to determine prevalence or incidence of such infections. Objective. To analyse the clinical cases of pelvic actinomycosis reported worldwide, to update the information about the disease. Methods. A systematic review of worldwide pelvic actinomycosis cases between 1980 and 2014 was performed, utilising the PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. The following information was analysed: year, country, type of study, number of cases, use of intrauterine device (IUD, final and initial diagnosis, and method of diagnosis. Results. 63 articles met the search criteria, of which 55 reported clinical cases and 8 reported cross-sectional studies. Conclusions. Pelvic actinomycosis is confusing to diagnose and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pelvic chronic inflammatory lesions. It is commonly diagnosed through a histological report, obtained after a surgery subsequent to an erroneous initial diagnosis. A bacterial culture in anaerobic medium could be useful for the diagnosis but requires a controlled technique and should be performed using specialised equipment.

  19. Abdominal-Pelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Neoplasm

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    Pusiol, Teresa; Morichetti, Doriana; Pedrazzani, Corrado; Ricci, Francesco

    2011-01-01

    Abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis is often mistaken for other conditions, presenting a preoperative diagnostic challenge. In a 46-year-old female, computed tomography showed an abdominal-pelvic retroperitoneal mass extending from the lower pole of the right kidney to the lower pelvis. The patient had a 3-year history of intrauterine device. The mass appeared to involve the ascending colon, cecum, distal ileum, right Fallopian tube and ovary, and ureter anteriorly and the psoas muscle posteriorly. The resection of retroperitoneal mass, distal ileum appendicectomy, right hemicolectomy, and right salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful. Penicillin therapy was given for six months without any complication. The retroperitoneal mass measured 4.5 × 3.5 × 3 cm, surrounded adjacent organs and histologically showed inflammatory granulomatous tissue, agglomeration of filaments, and sulfur granules of Actinomyces, with positive reaction with periodic acid Schiff. Right tubo-ovarian abscess was present. Abdominalpelvic actinomycosis should always be considered in patients with a pelvic mass especially in ones using intrauterine device. PMID:21904441

  20. Direct Visualization of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Antimicrobial Action within Model Oral Biofilms▿

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    Takenaka, Shoji; Trivedi, Harsh M.; Corbin, Audrey; Pitts, Betsey; Stewart, Philip S.

    2008-01-01

    A microscopic method for noninvasively visualizing the action of an antimicrobial agent inside a biofilm was developed and applied to describe spatial and temporal patterns of mouthrinse activity on model oral biofilms. Three species biofilms of Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus gordonii, and Actinomyces naeslundii were grown in glass capillary flow cells. Bacterial cells were stained with the fluorogenic esterase substrate Calcien AM (CAM). Loss of green fluorescence upon exposure to an antimicrobial formulation was subsequently imaged by time-lapse confocal laser scanning microscopy. When an antimicrobial mouthrinse containing chlorhexidine digluconate was administered, a gradual loss of green fluorescence was observed that began at the periphery of cell clusters where they adjoined the flowing bulk fluid and progressed inward over a time period of several minutes. Image analysis was performed to quantify a penetration velocity of 4 μm/min. An enzyme-based antimicrobial formulation led to a gradual, continually slowing loss of fluorescence in a pattern that was qualitatively different from the behavior observed with chlorhexidine. Ethanol at 11.6% had little effect on the biofilm. None of these treatments resulted in the removal of biomass from the biofilm. Most methods to measure or visualize antimicrobial action in biofilms are destructive. Spatial information is important because biofilms are known for their structural and physiological heterogeneity. The CAM staining technique has the potential to provide information about the rate of antimicrobial penetration, the presence of tolerant subpopulations, and the extent of biomass removal effected by a treatment. PMID:18223108

  1. Microbial community structure and dynamics during anaerobic digestion of various agricultural waste materials.

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    Ziganshin, Ayrat M; Liebetrau, Jan; Pröter, Jürgen; Kleinsteuber, Sabine

    2013-06-01

    The influence of the feedstock type on the microbial communities involved in anaerobic digestion was investigated in laboratory-scale biogas reactors fed with different agricultural waste materials. Community composition and dynamics over 2 months of reactors' operation were investigated by amplicon sequencing and profiling terminal restriction fragment length polymorphisms of 16S rRNA genes. Major bacterial taxa belonged to the Clostridia and Bacteroidetes, whereas the archaeal community was dominated by methanogenic archaea of the orders Methanomicrobiales and Methanosarcinales. Correlation analysis revealed that the community composition was mainly influenced by the feedstock type with the exception of a temperature shift from 38 to 55 °C which caused the most pronounced community shifts. Bacterial communities involved in the anaerobic digestion of conventional substrates such as maize silage combined with cattle manure were relatively stable and similar to each other. In contrast, special waste materials such as chicken manure or Jatropha press cake were digested by very distinct and less diverse communities, indicating partial ammonia inhibition or the influence of other inhibiting factors. Anaerobic digestion of chicken manure relied on syntrophic acetate oxidation as the dominant acetate-consuming process due to the inhibition of aceticlastic methanogenesis. Jatropha as substrate led to the enrichment of fiber-degrading specialists belonging to the genera Actinomyces and Fibrobacter.

  2. Microbial community diversity in the profile of an agricultural soil in Northern China

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    ZHOU Juan; GUO Weihua; WANG Renqing; HAN Xuemei; WANG Qiang

    2008-01-01

    The soil microorganisms at different depths play an important role in soil formation, ecosystem biogeochemistry, recycling of nutrients, and degradation of waste products. The aims of this study were to observe the microbial diversity in the profile of an agricultural soil in Northern China, and to research the correlation between soil microbes and geochemistry. First, the soil geochemistry of the profile was investigated through 25 chemical elements. Secondly, the various physiological groups of microorganisms were studied by traditional culture methods. Thirdly, the functional diversity on sole carbon source utilization (SCSU) was evaluated by the BIOLOG(r) system. Finally, the correlation between the soil microbial diversity and geochemistry was analyzed statistically. The results showed that the amounts and proportions of various physiological groups of microorganisms changed with depth. The bacterial functional diversity on SCSU decreased with increasing depth, but evenness of the substrate utilization increased. Although the microbial metabolic diversity was different at every depth, it could be classified into three main grous by principal component analysis and cluster analysis. The various physiological groups of microorganisms showed remarkable correlation with relevant soil chemical elements. The sensitive microbial indicators of soil health were expected to be screened out from actinomyces or ammonifying bacteria.

  3. A cross-sectional survey of bacterial species in plaque from client owned dogs with healthy gingiva, gingivitis or mild periodontitis.

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    Davis, Ian J; Wallis, Corrin; Deusch, Oliver; Colyer, Alison; Milella, Lisa; Loman, Nick; Harris, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    Periodontal disease is the most widespread oral disease in dogs which if left untreated results in significant pain to the pet and loss of dentition. The objective of this study was to identify bacterial species in canine plaque that are significantly associated with health, gingivitis and mild periodontitis (gingivitis and mild periodontitis with 72 to 77 samples per health status. DNA was extracted from the plaque samples and subjected to PCR amplification of the V1-V3 region of the 16S rDNA. Pyrosequencing of the PCR amplicons identified a total of 274 operational taxonomic units after bioinformatic and statistical analysis. Porphyromonas was the most abundant genus in all disease stages, particularly in health along with Moraxella and Bergeyella. Peptostreptococcus, Actinomyces, and Peptostreptococcaceae were the most abundant genera in mild periodontitis. Logistic regression analysis identified species from each of these genera that were significantly associated with health, gingivitis or mild periodontitis. Principal component analysis showed distinct community profiles in health and disease. The species identified show some similarities with health and periodontal disease in humans but also major differences. In contrast to human, healthy canine plaque was found to be dominated by Gram negative bacterial species whereas Gram positive anaerobic species predominate in disease. The scale of this study surpasses previously published research and enhances our understanding of the bacterial species present in canine subgingival plaque and their associations with health and early periodontal disease.

  4. [Effects of intercropping peanut with medicinal plants on soil microbial community].

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    Xie, Hui; Wang, Xing-Xiang; Dai, Chuan-Chao; Chen, Jia-Xin; Zhang, Tao-Lin

    2007-03-01

    With pot experiment, this paper studied the quantitative variations of bacteria, actinomyces, mould and yeast in soils of peanut intercropped with medicinal plants, aimed to test if such an intercropping pattern could remove the obstacles of peanut's continuous cropping. The results showed that Atractylodes lancea and Euphorbia pekinensis had the strongest inhibitory effect on mould. Compared with CK (mono-cropping peanut), the CFU of mould in the treatments intercropped with A. lancea and E. pekinensis was decreased by 53.87% and 29.59%, respectively during flowering-pegging stage of peanut, but increased after harvesting, which was in favor of substance circulation and nutrient returning. The CFU of bacteria in treatments intercropped with A. lancea, E. pekinensis and Pinellia ternate was all increased, and that of yeast in all five intercropping treatments was increased during the flowering-pegging stage of peanut. No familiar pathogens were found in the treatments intercropped with A. lancea, E. pekinensis and Diosoren zingiberebsis. Peanut intercropped with medicinal plants could regulate soil microbial community effectively.

  5. Effect of pH on acid production from sorbitol in washed cell suspensions of oral bacteria.

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    Kalfas, S; Maki, Y; Birkhed, D; Edwardsson, S

    1990-01-01

    The acid production from sorbitol and glucose was studied under anaerobic conditions in resting cell suspensions of bacteria from the predominant sorbitol-fermenting human dental plaque flora, belonging to the genera Streptococcus, Lactobacillus and Actinomyces. The acid production activity of the bacterial cells was followed by titration with alkali, at environmental pH 7.0, 6.0 and 5.0 after addition of carbohydrate solution. The metabolic end products formed in the suspensions were analyzed thereafter by isotachophoretic and enzymatic methods. The results showed that sorbitol was fermented at a slower rate than glucose. Lowering the environmental pH decreased the acid production activity from the two carbohydrates. Compared with glucose, the catabolism of sorbitol was affected to greater extent by the pH conditions. The total amount of acids formed from sorbitol was considerably less than from glucose. Lactic acid, which was the major end product in glucose-challenged suspensions, was produced only in low concentrations from sorbitol by all strains tested. The ratio strong (formic + lactic)/weak acids was moreover lower for sorbitol than for glucose. The present results further illustrate some of the mechanisms behind the low cariogenic potential of this sugar substitute.

  6. The effectiveness of enzymic irrigation in removing a nutrient-stressed endodontic multispecies biofilm.

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    Niazi, S A; Clark, D; Do, T; Gilbert, S C; Foschi, F; Mannocci, F; Beighton, D

    2014-08-01

    To establish a nutrient-stressed multispecies model biofilm and investigate the dynamics of biofilm killing and disruption by 1% trypsin and 1% proteinase K with or without ultrasonic activation. Nutrient-stressed biofilms (Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Actinomyces radicidentis, Streptococcus mitis and Enterococcus faecalis OMGS 3202) were grown on hydroxyapatite discs and in prepared root canals of single-rooted teeth in modified fluid universal medium. The treatment groups included trypsin, proteinase K, 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate and 1% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) (with and without ultrasonics). NaOCl and chlorhexidine were the positive controls and untreated group, and sterile saline was the negative control. The biofilms were investigated using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) with live/dead staining and quantitative microbial culture. Nutrient stress in the multispecies biofilm was apparent as the medium pH became alkaline, glucose was absent, and serum proteins were degraded in the supernatant. The CLSM showed the percentage reduction in viable bacteria at the biofilm surface level due to nutrient starvation. On the disc model, trypsin and proteinase K were effective in killing bacteria; their aerobic viable counts were significantly lower (P ultrasonics caused significant killing both aerobically and anaerobically (P ultrasonics were significantly effective (P ultrasonics (12% ± 4.9). Trypsin with ultrasonic activation has a biofilm killing and disrupting potential. © 2013 International Endodontic Journal. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. The Comparative Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Effect of Propolis with Chlorhexidine against Oral Pathogens: An In Vitro Study

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    A. Eralp Akca

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to compare the antimicrobial effectiveness of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX on planktonic Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus salivarius subsp. salivarius, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Prevotella intermedia, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Actinomyces israelii, Candida albicans, and their single-species biofilms by agar dilution and broth microdilution test methods. Both agents inhibited the growth of all planktonic species. On the other hand, CHX exhibited lower minimum bactericidal concentrations than EEP against biofilms of A. actinomycetemcomitans, S. aureus, and E. faecalis whereas EEP yielded a better result against Lactobacilli and P. intermedia. The bactericidal and fungicidal concentrations of both agents were found to be equal against biofilms of Streptecocci, P. gingivalis, A. israelii, and C. albicans. The results of this study revealed that propolis was more effective in inhibiting Gram-positive bacteria than the Gram-negative bacteria in their planktonic state and it was suggested that EEP could be as effective as CHX on oral microorganisms in their biofilm state.

  8. Functionalization of Titanium with Chitosan via Silanation: Evaluation of Biological and Mechanical Performances

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    Renoud, Pauline; Toury, Bérangère; Benayoun, Stéphane; Attik, Ghania; Grosgogeat, Brigitte

    2012-01-01

    Complications in dentistry and orthopaedic surgery are mainly induced by peri-implant bacterial infections and current implant devices do not prevent such infections. The coating of antibacterial molecules such as chitosan on its surface would give the implant bioactive properties. The major challenge of this type of coating is the attachment of chitosan to a metal substrate. In this study, we propose to investigate the functionalization of titanium with chitosan via a silanation. Firstly, the surface chemistry and mechanical properties of such coating were evaluated. We also verified if the coated chitosan retained its biocompatibility with the peri-implant cells, as well as its antibacterial properties. FTIR and Tof-SIMS analyses confirmed the presence of chitosan on the titanium surface. This coating showed great scratch resistance and was strongly adhesive to the substrate. These mechanical properties were consistent with an implantology application. The Chitosan-coated surfaces showed strong inhibition of Actinomyces naeslundii growth; they nonetheless showed a non significant inhibition against Porphyromonas gingivalis after 32 hours in liquid media. The chitosan-coating also demonstrated good biocompatibility to NIH3T3 fibroblasts. Thus this method of covalent coating provides a biocompatible material with improved bioactive properties. These results proved that covalent coating of chitosan has significant potential in biomedical device implantation. PMID:22859940

  9. Functionalization of titanium with chitosan via silanation: evaluation of biological and mechanical performances.

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    Renoud, Pauline; Toury, Bérangère; Benayoun, Stéphane; Attik, Ghania; Grosgogeat, Brigitte

    2012-01-01

    Complications in dentistry and orthopaedic surgery are mainly induced by peri-implant bacterial infections and current implant devices do not prevent such infections. The coating of antibacterial molecules such as chitosan on its surface would give the implant bioactive properties. The major challenge of this type of coating is the attachment of chitosan to a metal substrate. In this study, we propose to investigate the functionalization of titanium with chitosan via a silanation. Firstly, the surface chemistry and mechanical properties of such coating were evaluated. We also verified if the coated chitosan retained its biocompatibility with the peri-implant cells, as well as its antibacterial properties. FTIR and Tof-SIMS analyses confirmed the presence of chitosan on the titanium surface. This coating showed great scratch resistance and was strongly adhesive to the substrate. These mechanical properties were consistent with an implantology application. The Chitosan-coated surfaces showed strong inhibition of Actinomyces naeslundii growth; they nonetheless showed a non significant inhibition against Porphyromonas gingivalis after 32 hours in liquid media. The chitosan-coating also demonstrated good biocompatibility to NIH3T3 fibroblasts. Thus this method of covalent coating provides a biocompatible material with improved bioactive properties. These results proved that covalent coating of chitosan has significant potential in biomedical device implantation.

  10. Comparative cytotoxicity of periodontal bacteria

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    Stevens, R.H.; Hammond, B.F.

    1988-11-01

    The direct cytotoxicity of sonic extracts (SE) from nine periodontal bacteria for human gingival fibroblasts (HGF) was compared. Equivalent dosages (in terms of protein concentration) of SE were used to challenge HGF cultures. The cytotoxic potential of each SE was assessed by its ability to (1) inhibit HGF proliferation, as measured by direct cell counts; (2) inhibit 3H-thymidine incorporation in HGF cultures; or (3) cause morphological alterations of the cells in challenged cultures. The highest concentration (500 micrograms SE protein/ml) of any of the SEs used to challenge the cells was found to be markedly inhibitory to the HGFs by all three of the criteria of cytotoxicity. At the lowest dosage tested (50 micrograms SE protein/ml); only SE from Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides gingivalis, and Fusobacterium nucleatum caused a significant effect (greater than 90% inhibition or overt morphological abnormalities) in the HGFs as determined by any of the criteria employed. SE from Capnocytophaga sputigena, Eikenella corrodens, or Wolinella recta also inhibited cell proliferation and thymidine incorporation at this dosage; however, the degree of inhibition (5-50%) was consistently, clearly less than that of the first group of three organisms named above. The SE of the three other organisms tested (Actinomyces odontolyticus, Bacteroides intermedius, and Streptococcus sanguis) had little or no effect (0-10% inhibition) at this concentration. The data suggest that the outcome of the interaction between bacterial components and normal resident cells of the periodontium is, at least in part, a function of the bacterial species.

  11. Polymicrobial Pituitary Abscess Predominately Involving Escherichia coli in the Setting of an Apoplectic Pituitary Prolactinoma

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    Beatty, Norman; Medina-Garcia, Luis; Al Mohajer, Mayar; Zangeneh, Tirdad T.

    2016-01-01

    Pituitary abscess is a rare intracranial infection that can be life-threatening if not appropriately diagnosed and treated upon presentation. The most common presenting symptoms include headache, anterior pituitary hypofunction, and visual field disturbances. Brain imaging with either computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging usually reveals intra- or suprasellar lesion(s). Diagnosis is typically confirmed intra- or postoperatively when pathological analysis is done. Clinicians should immediately start empiric antibiotics and request a neurosurgical consult when pituitary abscess is suspected. Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing intracranial infections are not well understood and are uncommon in adults. We present an interesting case of an immunocompetent male with a history of hypogonadism presenting with worsening headache and acute right eye vision loss. He was found to have a polymicrobial pituitary abscess predominantly involving E.   coli in addition to Actinomyces odontolyticus and Prevotella melaninogenica in the setting of an apoplectic pituitary prolactinoma. The definitive etiology of this infection was not determined but an odontogenic process was suspected. A chronic third molar eruption and impaction in close proximity to the pituitary gland likely led to contiguous spread of opportunistic oral microorganisms allowing for a polymicrobial pituitary abscess formation. PMID:27006841

  12. Polymicrobial Pituitary Abscess Predominately Involving Escherichia coli in the Setting of an Apoplectic Pituitary Prolactinoma

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    Norman Beatty

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Pituitary abscess is a rare intracranial infection that can be life-threatening if not appropriately diagnosed and treated upon presentation. The most common presenting symptoms include headache, anterior pituitary hypofunction, and visual field disturbances. Brain imaging with either computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging usually reveals intra- or suprasellar lesion(s. Diagnosis is typically confirmed intra- or postoperatively when pathological analysis is done. Clinicians should immediately start empiric antibiotics and request a neurosurgical consult when pituitary abscess is suspected. Escherichia coli (E. coli causing intracranial infections are not well understood and are uncommon in adults. We present an interesting case of an immunocompetent male with a history of hypogonadism presenting with worsening headache and acute right eye vision loss. He was found to have a polymicrobial pituitary abscess predominantly involving E.   coli in addition to Actinomyces odontolyticus and Prevotella melaninogenica in the setting of an apoplectic pituitary prolactinoma. The definitive etiology of this infection was not determined but an odontogenic process was suspected. A chronic third molar eruption and impaction in close proximity to the pituitary gland likely led to contiguous spread of opportunistic oral microorganisms allowing for a polymicrobial pituitary abscess formation.

  13. Removal of Dental Biofilms with an Ultrasonically Activated Water Stream.

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    Howlin, R P; Fabbri, S; Offin, D G; Symonds, N; Kiang, K S; Knee, R J; Yoganantham, D C; Webb, J S; Birkin, P R; Leighton, T G; Stoodley, P

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    Acidogenic bacteria within dental plaque biofilms are the causative agents of caries. Consequently, maintenance of a healthy oral environment with efficient biofilm removal strategies is important to limit caries, as well as halt progression to gingivitis and periodontitis. Recently, a novel cleaning device has been described using an ultrasonically activated stream (UAS) to generate a cavitation cloud of bubbles in a freely flowing water stream that has demonstrated the capacity to be effective at biofilm removal. In this study, UAS was evaluated for its ability to remove biofilms of the cariogenic pathogen Streptococcus mutans UA159, as well as Actinomyces naeslundii ATCC 12104 and Streptococcus oralis ATCC 9811, grown on machine-etched glass slides to generate a reproducible complex surface and artificial teeth from a typodont training model. Biofilm removal was assessed both visually and microscopically using high-speed videography, confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Analysis by CSLM demonstrated a statistically significant 99.9% removal of S. mutans biofilms exposed to the UAS for 10 s, relative to both untreated control biofilms and biofilms exposed to the water stream alone without ultrasonic activation (P biofilm removal. The UAS was also highly effective at S. mutans, A. naeslundii, and S. oralis biofilm removal from machine-etched glass and S. mutans from typodont surfaces with complex topography. Consequently, UAS technology represents a potentially effective method for biofilm removal and improved oral hygiene.

  14. A three-species biofilm model for the evaluation of enamel and dentin demineralization.

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    Cavalcanti, Yuri Wanderley; Bertolini, Martinna Mendonça; da Silva, Wander José; Del-Bel-Cury, Altair Antoninha; Tenuta, Livia Maria Andaló; Cury, Jaime Aparecido

    2014-01-01

    Although Streptococcus mutans biofilms have been useful for evaluating the cariogenic potential of dietary carbohydrates and the effects of fluoride on dental demineralization, a more appropriate biofilm should be developed to demonstrate the influence of other oral bacteria on cariogenic biofilms. This study describes the development and validation of a three-species biofilm model comprising Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces naeslundii, and Streptococcus gordonii for the evaluation of enamel and dentin demineralization after cariogenic challenges and fluoride exposure. Single- or three-species biofilms were developed on dental substrata for 96 h, and biofilms were exposed to feast and famine episodes. The three-species biofilm model produced a large biomass, mostly comprising S. mutans (41%) and S. gordonii (44%), and produced significant demineralization in the dental substrata, although enamel demineralization was decreased by fluoride treatment. The findings indicate that the three-species biofilm model may be useful for evaluating the cariogenic potential of dietary carbohydrates other than sucrose and determining the effects of fluoride on dental substrata.

  15. Influences of trans-trans farnesol, a membrane-targeting sesquiterpenoid, on Streptococcus mutans physiology and survival within mixed-species oral biofilms.

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    Jeon, Jae-Gyu; Pandit, Santosh; Xiao, Jin; Gregoire, Stacy; Falsetta, Megan L; Klein, Marlise I; Koo, Hyun

    2011-04-01

    Trans-trans farnesol (tt-farnesol) is a bioactive sesquiterpene alcohol commonly found in propolis (a beehive product) and citrus fruits, which disrupts the ability of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) to form virulent biofilms. In this study, we investigated whether tt-farnesol affects cell-membrane function, acid production and/or acid tolerance by planktonic cells and biofilms of S. mutans UA159. Furthermore, the influence of the agent on S. mutans gene expression and ability to form biofilms in the presence of other oral bacteria (Streptococcus oralis (S. oralis) 35037 and Actinomyces naeslundii (A. naeslundii) 12104) was also examined. In general, tt-farnesol (1 mmol x L(-1)) significantly increased the membrane proton permeability and reduced glycolytic activity of S. mutans in the planktonic state and in biofilms (P biofilms after introduction of 1% sucrose. S. oralis (a non-cariogenic organism) became the major species after treatments with tt-farnesol, whereas vehicle-treated biofilms contained mostly S. mutans (>90% of total bacterial population). However, the agent did not affect significantly the expression of S. mutans genes involved in acidogenicity, acid tolerance or polysaccharide synthesis in the treated biofilms. Our data indicate that tt-farnesol may affect the competitiveness of S. mutans in a mixed-species environment by primarily disrupting the membrane function and physiology of this bacterium. This naturally occurring terpenoid could be a potentially useful adjunctive agent to the current anti-biofilm/anti-caries chemotherapeutic strategies.

  16. Oral biofilm architecture on natural teeth.

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    Zijnge, Vincent; van Leeuwen, M Barbara M; Degener, John E; Abbas, Frank; Thurnheer, Thomas; Gmür, Rudolf; Harmsen, Hermie J M

    2010-02-24

    Periodontitis and caries are infectious diseases of the oral cavity in which oral biofilms play a causative role. Moreover, oral biofilms are widely studied as model systems for bacterial adhesion, biofilm development, and biofilm resistance to antibiotics, due to their widespread presence and accessibility. Despite descriptions of initial plaque formation on the tooth surface, studies on mature plaque and plaque structure below the gum are limited to landmark studies from the 1970s, without appreciating the breadth of microbial diversity in the plaque. We used fluorescent in situ hybridization to localize in vivo the most abundant species from different phyla and species associated with periodontitis on seven embedded teeth obtained from four different subjects. The data showed convincingly the dominance of Actinomyces sp., Tannerella forsythia, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Spirochaetes, and Synergistetes in subgingival plaque. The latter proved to be new with a possibly important role in host-pathogen interaction due to its localization in close proximity to immune cells. The present study identified for the first time in vivo that Lactobacillus sp. are the central cells of bacterial aggregates in subgingival plaque, and that Streptococcus sp. and the yeast Candida albicans form corncob structures in supragingival plaque. Finally, periodontal pathogens colonize already formed biofilms and form microcolonies therein. These in vivo observations on oral biofilms provide a clear vision on biofilm architecture and the spatial distribution of predominant species.

  17. Axenic culture of a candidate division TM7 bacterium from the human oral cavity and biofilm interactions with other oral bacteria.

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    Soro, Valeria; Dutton, Lindsay C; Sprague, Susan V; Nobbs, Angela H; Ireland, Anthony J; Sandy, Jonathan R; Jepson, Mark A; Micaroni, Massimo; Splatt, Peter R; Dymock, David; Jenkinson, Howard F

    2014-10-01

    The diversity of bacterial species in the human oral cavity is well recognized, but a high proportion of them are presently uncultivable. Candidate division TM7 bacteria are almost always detected in metagenomic studies but have not yet been cultivated. In this paper, we identified candidate division TM7 bacterial phylotypes in mature plaque samples from around orthodontic bonds in subjects undergoing orthodontic treatment. Successive rounds of enrichment in laboratory media led to the isolation of a pure culture of one of these candidate division TM7 phylotypes. The bacteria formed filaments of 20 to 200 μm in length within agar plate colonies and in monospecies biofilms on salivary pellicle and exhibited some unusual morphological characteristics by transmission electron microscopy, including a trilaminated cell surface layer and dense cytoplasmic deposits. Proteomic analyses of cell wall protein extracts identified abundant polypeptides predicted from the TM7 partial genomic sequence. Pleiomorphic phenotypes were observed when the candidate division TM7 bacterium was grown in dual-species biofilms with representatives of six different oral bacterial genera. The TM7 bacterium formed long filaments in dual-species biofilm communities with Actinomyces oris or Fusobacterium nucleatum. However, the TM7 isolate grew as short rods or cocci in dual-species biofilms with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Parvimonas micra, or Streptococcus gordonii, forming notably robust biofilms with the latter two species. The ability to cultivate TM7 axenically should majorly advance understanding of the physiology, genetics, and virulence properties of this novel candidate division oral bacterium.

  18. Actinomicosis Orofaríngea, una Presentación Cervicofacial

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    Boris A. Blanco Cáceres

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La Actinomicosis es una enfermedad producida por Actinomyces Israelii y Proprinibacterium, afecta con mayor frecuencia a hombres adultos y puede adoptar diversas formas: cervicofacial, torácica, abdominal y pélvica. La afectación cervicofacial puede cursar como una leve tumoración, como un absceso o como una masa, pero no siempre se diagnostica con facilidad, y de hecho, con frecuencia es confundida con neoplasias o enfermedades granulomatosas. El diagnóstico se obtiene a partir de los hallazgos microbiológicos e histológicos.Se presenta el caso de un paciente de sexo masculino de 67 años, con dolor constante en orofaringe de algunos meses de evolución, que le impedía la ingesta de alimentos. Al examen físico presentaba lengua saburral, secreción lingual con gránulos pequeños de color amarillo, lesión indurada orofaríngea y numerosas lesiones diseminadas de 3 mm de diámetro aproximadamente en piel de manos, abdomen y miembros inferiores llegándose al diagnóstico de actinomicosis procediéndose con el tratamiento adecuado.

  19. The effect of seasons on Brazilian red propolis and its botanical source: chemical composition and antibacterial activity.

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    Bueno-Silva, Bruno; Marsola, Alexandre; Ikegaki, Masaharu; Alencar, Severino M; Rosalen, Pedro L

    2017-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of seasons on the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Brazilian red propolis (BRP) and its plant source. BRP was collected from Maceio, Alagoas state, north-east of Brazil, during one year. Chemical composition was determined by physicochemical analyses and HPLC while antimicrobial activity was assessed against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Staphylococcus aureus and Actinomyces naeslundii by determining the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations (MIC and MBC, respectively). The comparative chemical profiles varied quantitatively according to the collection period. Formononetin was the most abundant compound in both propolis and resin, while isoliquiritigenin, (3S)-neovestitol, (3S)-vestitol are suggested to be responsible for antimicrobial activity of Brazilian red propolis. MIC varied from 15.6 to 125 μg/mL, whereas MBC varied from 31.2 to 500 μg/mL. Therefore, season in which propolis and its botanical source are collected indeed influences their chemical compositions, resulting in variations in their antibacterial activity.

  20. Study on AFLP Technical Protocol for Antagonistic Strains of Streptomyces%拮抗链霉菌AFLP分析技术体系的研究

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    金来武; 刘伟成; 潘争艳; 裘季燕; 刘学敏

    2009-01-01

    [Objective] The aim of this study was to investigate the preparation method and amplification system of antagonistic streptomyces DNA templates based on AFLP assays, and also provide a basis for the application of AFLP technology in the analysis of streptomyces or even actinomyces. [Method] The DNAs were extracted by the modified CTAB method and amplified by the Pst Ⅰ/Mse Ⅰ AFLP kit and its reaction system. The amplified products were analyzed by the denatured polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. [Result] The genomic DNAs of ten antagonistic strains of Streptomyces were extracted and tested. The result of 0.8% agarose gel electrophoresis showed that the major DNA bands were clear without degradation and RNA residue, with the fragment sizes ranging from 37.64 to 40.86 Kb. By ultraviolet spectrophotometry, the OD260/OD280 values varying from 1.625 to 1.833 were obtained. Furthermore, the agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA products digested by Pst Ⅰ/Mse Ⅰ presented the dispersed fluorescent long band, which indicated that the enzymatic hydrolysis was fully carried out. The amplified bands of DNA templates by the screened three pairs of primers were clear with rich polymorphism. [Conclusion] The preparation method and amplification system of DNA template established in this study can be used in the AFLP analysis of Streptomyces.

  1. A Review on the Impact of IUD in Cervical Cytology: Mardin Region Data

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    Işık İkbal BARIŞ1

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of the study was to provide an overview to infectious and reactive cytological effects of intrauterine devices, which are one of the most widely used methods of contraception, with the results we obtained in the Mardin region.Material and Method: We evaluated together the pap smears of the 300 intrauterine device (+ and 300 intrauterine device (- patients sent to the pathology department in the period of 2010-2011. Genital infection rates and frequency of reactive-dysplastic cellular changes were statistically compared between the groups together with the literature data.Results: In the intrauterine device (+ group, 2 (+ and more severe inflammation was observed in 66.3% of cases. Bacterial vaginosis (26%, candida (12% and trichomonas vaginalis (8% were recorded as the most common infectious agents, followed by actinomyces (4%. Between the groups of intrauterine device (+ and (-, no significant difference was observed in terms of the incidence of squamous cell abnormalities, except ASC-US (p=0.02. In the intrauterine device (+ group, the presence of atypical glandular cells and reactive findings was significantly higher than the control group. After the removal of the intrauterine device, 61 cases that had control smears showed regression, with a rate of %75.4 (n=46.Conclusion: The local irritative and inflammatory effect of intrauterine devices basically causes reactive and regenerative changes mostly in glandular cells. Intrauterine devices disrupt the genital flora and significantly increase the frequency of genital infection by creating a foreign body reaction.

  2. Logic and method of environmental refreshment and its effect measurement in soil; Kankyo sosei kasoku no riron to dojo deno koka no keisoku

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    Isogai, H.; Kawakami, T. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1997-05-31

    Primordial microbes that can function as photosynthetic catalysts are utilized in establishing a safe method for treating liquid or solid pollutant oxide wastes and household wastes and in activating vegetables` assimilation of gaseous wastes. A method for industrially accelerating their environment refreshing function and another method (the subject method) for measuring the effect are discussed. The technique of putting such methods to practical use is introduced, and the effectiveness of the said measuring is confirmed using empirically accepted rules. This method is based on the mycobiont/companion group method (EM method) that is advocated by Professor Higa of University of the Ryukyus. The group members form colonies with their symbiotic yeasts, lactic acid bacteria, actinomyces, leguminous bacteria, and nitrifying bacteria. Using this method, energy is industrially injected for acceleration and, simultaneously, the resultant effect is measured. The result of the measurement is next fed back so that the acceleration will be reflected. In this way, the effect of the primordial microbes that function as photosynthetic catalysts is confirmed and, secondarily, the basis is prepared on which element technologies will be developed to contribute to the enhancement of the multiplication of vegetables. 11 refs., 7 figs.

  3. Salivary Microbiome Diversity in Caries-Free and Caries-Affected Children

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    Jiang, Shan; Gao, Xiaoli; Jin, Lijian; Lo, Edward C. M.

    2016-01-01

    Dental caries (tooth decay) is an infectious disease. Its etiology is not fully understood from the microbiological perspective. This study characterizes the diversity of microbial flora in the saliva of children with and without dental caries. Children (3–4 years old) with caries (n = 20) and without caries (n = 20) were recruited. Unstimulated saliva (2 mL) was collected from each child and the total microbial genomic DNA was extracted. DNA amplicons of the V3-V4 hypervariable region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to Illumina Miseq sequencing. A total of 17 phyla, 26 classes, 40 orders, 80 families, 151 genera, and 310 bacterial species were represented in the saliva samples. There was no significant difference in the microbiome diversity between caries-affected and caries-free children (p > 0.05). The relative abundance of several species (Rothia dentocariosa, Actinomyces graevenitzii, Veillonella sp. oral taxon 780, Prevotella salivae, and Streptococcus mutans) was higher in the caries-affected group than in the caries-free group (p < 0.05). Fusobacterium periodonticum and Leptotrichia sp. oral clone FP036 were more abundant in caries-free children than in caries-affected children (p < 0.05). The salivary microbiome profiles of caries-free and caries-affected children were similar. Salivary counts of certain bacteria such as R. dentocariosa and F. periodonticum may be useful for screening/assessing children’s risk of developing caries. PMID:27898021

  4. In-vivo fluorescence detection and imaging of porphyrin-producing bacteria in the human skin and in the oral cavity for diagnosis of acne vulgaris, caries, and squamous cell carcinoma

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    Koenig, Karsten; Schneckenburger, Herbert; Hemmer, Joerg; Tromberg, Bruce J.; Steiner, Rudolf W.

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    Certain bacteria are able to synthesize metal-free fluorescent porphyrins and can therefore be detected by sensitive autofluorescence measurements in the red spectral region. The porphyrin-producing bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, which is involved in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris, was localized in human skin. Spectrally resolved fluorescence images of bacteria distribution in the face were obtained by a slow-scan CCD camera combined with a tunable liquid crystal filter. The structured autofluorescence of dental caries and dental plaque in the red is caused by oral bacteria, like Bacteroides or Actinomyces odontolyticus. `Caries images' were created by time-gated imaging in the ns-region after ultrashort laser excitation. Time-gated measurements allow the suppression of backscattered light and non-porphyrin autofluorescence. Biopsies of oral squamous cell carcinoma exhibited red autofluorescence in necrotic regions and high concentrations of the porphyrin-producing bacterium Pseudomonas aerigunosa. These studies suggest that the temporal and spectral characteristics of bacterial autofluorescence can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases.

  5. A Little Vacation on Mars: Mars Simulation Microbial Challenge Experiments

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    Boston, P.; Todd, P.; Van De Camp, J.; Northup, D.; Spilde, M.

    2008-06-01

    Communities of microbial organisms isolated from a variety of extreme environments were subjected to 1 to 5 weeks of simulated Martian environmental conditions using the Mars Environment Simulation Chamber at the Techshot, Inc. facility in Greenville, Indiana. The goal of the overall experiment program was to assess survival of test Earth organisms under Mars full spectrum sunlight, low-latitude daily temperature profile and various Mars-atmosphere pressures (~50 mbar to 500 mbar, 100% CO2) and low moisture content. Organisms surviving after 5 weeks at 100 mbar included those from gypsum surface fracture communities in a Permian aged evaporite basin, desert varnish on andesite lavas around a manganese mine, and iron and manganese oxidizing organisms isolated from two caves in Mew Mexico. Phylogenetic DNA analysis revealed strains of cyanobacteria, bacterial genera (present in all surviving communities) Asticacaulis, Achromobacter, Comamonas, Pantoea, Verrucomicrobium, Bacillus, Gemmatimonas, Actinomyces, and others. At least one microcolonial fungal strain from a desert varnish community and at least one strain from Utah survived simulations. Strains related to the unusual cave bacterial group Bacteroidetes are present in survivor communities that resist isolation into pure culture implying that their consortial relationships may be critical to their survival.

  6. Dynamic changes in microbial activity and community structure during biodegradation of petroleum compounds: A laboratory experiment

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    2007-01-01

    With 110-d incubation experiment in laboratory, the responses of microbial quantity, soil enzymatic activity, and bacterial community structure to different amounts of diesel fuel amendments were studied to reveal whether certain biological and biochemical characteristics could serve as reliable indicators of petroleum hydrocarbons contamination in meadow-brown soil, and use these indicators to evaluate the actual ecological impacts of 50-year petroleum-refining wastewater irrigation on soil function in Shenfu irrigation area. Results showed that amendments of ≤1000 mg/kg diesel fuel stimulated the growth of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria, and increased the activity of soil dehydrogenase, hydrogenperoxidase, polyphenol oxidase and substrate-induced respiration. Soil bacterial diversity decreased slightly during the first 15 d of incubation and recovered to the control level on day 30. The significant decrease of the colony forming units of soil actinomyces and filamentous fungi can be taken as the sensitive biological indicators of petroleum contamination when soil was amended with ≥5000 mg/kg diesel fuel. The sharp decrease in urease activity was recommended as the most sensitive biochemical indicator of heavy diesel fuel contamination. The shifts in community structure to a community documented by Sphingomonadaceae within α-subgroup of Proteobacteria could be served as a sensitive and precise indicator of diesel fuel contamination. Based on the results described in this paper, the soil function in Shenfu irrigation area was disturbed to some extent.

  7. Advances on actinomycetic terpenoid biosynthesis%放线菌萜类化合物生物合成研究进展

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    李文利; 湛桂花; 郑华

    2011-01-01

    萜类化合物(Terpenoids)是自然界中化学结构最为丰富的一类化合物.近年来,从放线菌中分离到了一系列结构新颖的萜类化合物.通过直接克隆或基因组采掘(Genome mining)的方法,它们的生物合成基因簇被相继分离和鉴定,从而推动了放线菌中萜类化合物生物合成途径及关键酶的分子作用机理的研究.文章主要综述了近5年放线菌萜类化合物生物合成研究进展.%Terpenoids are the most diverse class of natural products. Recently, a series of terpenoids with novel structures have been isolated from actinomyces. Their biosynthetic gene clusters have been identified and characterized either by direct cloning or genomic mining, which promoted investigations of their biosynthetic pathways, as well as the key enzymatic mechanisms. This paper provides a brief overview of the major research published in the last five years.

  8. Endodontic bacteria from primary and persistent endodontic lesions in Chinese patients as identified by cloning and 16S ribosomal DNA gene sequencing

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    LI Xin; ZHU Xiao-fei; ZHANG Cheng-fei; Peter Cathro; CJ Seneviratne; SHEN Song

    2013-01-01

    Background Few literatures pertain to the 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) analysis of bacteria contributing to primary and persistent endodontic lesions,with no information available for the Chinese population.As such,we investigated endodontic bacteria associated with primary and persistent endodontic lesions in adult Chinese patients living in Beijing,China using 16S rDNA gene sequencing techniques.Methods Endodontic microbial samples were obtained from fourteen adult Chinese patients and subjected to DNA extraction.Pllymerase chain reaction (PCR) products were cloned and 100 clones from each generated library were randomly selected.Purified plasmid DNA with 16S rDNA gene inserts was sequenced,and the sequences were searched against GenBank databases using the BLASTN algorithm.Only significant identification with the highest-scored BLAST result and 99% minimum similarity was considered for phylotyping.Results More than 150 taxa were obtained.Primary endodontic infection was mainly associated with Burkholderia cepacia,Actinomyces,Aranicola spp.and Streptococcus sanguinis,whilst Burkholderia cepacia was predominant in the persistent endodontic infections.Conclusion There is a difference in the species profile associated with endodontic infections of Chinese patients living in Beiiing in comoarison to other geographical or ethnic reports.

  9. Antimicrobial activity of filling materials used in primary teeth pulpotomy.

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    Pimenta, Hévelin Couto; Borges, Álvaro Henrique; Bandeca, Matheus Coelho; Neves, Ana Thereza Sabóia; Fontes, Rodrigo Gusmão; da Silva, Priscila Vieira; Aranha, Andreza Maria Fábio

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of pulp capping materials used in primary teeth (formocresol [FC], zinc oxide and eugenol cement [ZOE], ZOE mixed with FC [ZOEFC], mineral trioxide aggregate [MTA] and calcium hydroxide [CH]) against cariogenic bacteria. The agar plate diffusion test was used for the cultures, including saline solution as a negative control. A base layer of 15 mL of brain heart infusion agar was inoculated with 300 mL of each inoculum. Twelve wells were made and completely filled with one of the testing materials for each bacteria strain. The plates were incubated at 37°C for 48 h. Zones of microbial inhibition and material diffusion were measured and photographed. The results obtained were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney non-parametric tests. Respectively, the medium zones of bacteria inhibition of FC, ZOE, ZOEFC, MTA and CH against Streptococcus mutans growth were 28.5, 15.2, 20.8, 9.3 and 11.6; against Lactobacillus acidophilus growth were 28.7, 14.8, 15.3, 15.2 and 20.0, and against Actinomyces viscosus growth were 13.6, 13.5, 14.7, 10.0 and 13.6. We might confirmed the high antibacterial activity of FC solution, especially against S. mutans and L. acidophilus, as wells as, the low inhibitory effect of MTA cement on the cariogenic bacteria studied.

  10. Effects of poly-γ-glutamic acid biopreparation (PGAB) on nitrogen conservation in the coastal saline soil

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    Chen, Lihua; Xu, Xianghong; Zhang, Huan; Han, Rui; Cheng, Yao; Tan, Xueyi; Chen, Xuanyu

    2017-04-01

    Water leaching is the major method to decrease soil salinity of the coastal saline soil. Conservation of soil nutrition in the soil ameliorating process is helpful to maintain soil fertility and prevent environment pollution. In the experiment, glutamic acid and poly-γ-glutamic acid (PGA) producing bacteria were isolated for manufacturing the PGA biopreparation (PGAB), and the effect of PGAB on the soil nitrogen (N) conservation was assayed. The glutamic acid and PGA producing bacteria were identified as Brevibacterium flavum and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. After soil leached with water for 90 days, compared to control treatment, salt concentration of 0-30cm soil with PGAB treatment was lowered by 39.93%, however the total N loss was decreased by 65.37%. Compared to control, the microbial biomass N increased by 1.19 times at 0-30 cm soil with PGAB treatment. The populations of soil total bacteria, fungi, actinomyces, nitrogen fixing bacteria, ammonifying bacteria, nitrifying bacteria and denitrifying bacteria and biomass of soil algae were significantly increased in PGAB treatment, while anaerobic bacteria decreased (P 0.25 mm and 0.02 mm < diameter <0.25 mm were increased by 2.93 times and 26.79% respectively in PGAB treatment. The soil erosion-resistance coefficient of PGAB treatment increased by 50%. All these suggested that the PGAB conserved the soil nitrogen effectively in the process of soil water leaching and improved the coastal saline soil quality.

  11. Investigation of the effect of type 2 diabetes mellitus on subgingival plaque microbiota by high-throughput 16S rDNA pyrosequencing.

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    Zhou, Mi; Rong, Ruichen; Munro, Daniel; Zhu, Chunxia; Gao, Xiang; Zhang, Qi; Dong, Qunfeng

    2013-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for chronic periodontitis. We investigated the effects of type 2 diabetes on the subgingival plaque bacterial composition by applying culture-independent 16S rDNA sequencing to periodontal bacteria isolated from four groups of volunteers: non-diabetic subjects without periodontitis, non-diabetic subjects with periodontitis, type 2 diabetic patients without periodontitis, and type 2 diabetic patients with periodontitis. A total of 71,373 high-quality sequences were produced from the V1-V3 region of 16S rDNA genes by 454 pyrosequencing. Those 16S rDNA sequences were classified into 16 phyla, 27 classes, 48 orders, 85 families, 126 genera, and 1141 species-level OTUs. Comparing periodontally healthy samples with periodontitis samples identified 20 health-associated and 15 periodontitis-associated OTUs. In the subjects with healthy periodontium, the abundances of three genera (Prevotella, Pseudomonas, and Tannerella) and nine OTUs were significantly different between diabetic patients and their non-diabetic counterparts. In the subjects carrying periodontitis, the abundances of three phyla (Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, and Bacteriodetes), two genera (Actinomyces and Aggregatibacter), and six OTUs were also significantly different between diabetics and non-diabetics. Our results show that type 2 diabetes mellitus could alter the bacterial composition in the subgingival plaque.

  12. Investigation of the effect of type 2 diabetes mellitus on subgingival plaque microbiota by high-throughput 16S rDNA pyrosequencing.

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    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for chronic periodontitis. We investigated the effects of type 2 diabetes on the subgingival plaque bacterial composition by applying culture-independent 16S rDNA sequencing to periodontal bacteria isolated from four groups of volunteers: non-diabetic subjects without periodontitis, non-diabetic subjects with periodontitis, type 2 diabetic patients without periodontitis, and type 2 diabetic patients with periodontitis. A total of 71,373 high-quality sequences were produced from the V1-V3 region of 16S rDNA genes by 454 pyrosequencing. Those 16S rDNA sequences were classified into 16 phyla, 27 classes, 48 orders, 85 families, 126 genera, and 1141 species-level OTUs. Comparing periodontally healthy samples with periodontitis samples identified 20 health-associated and 15 periodontitis-associated OTUs. In the subjects with healthy periodontium, the abundances of three genera (Prevotella, Pseudomonas, and Tannerella and nine OTUs were significantly different between diabetic patients and their non-diabetic counterparts. In the subjects carrying periodontitis, the abundances of three phyla (Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, and Bacteriodetes, two genera (Actinomyces and Aggregatibacter, and six OTUs were also significantly different between diabetics and non-diabetics. Our results show that type 2 diabetes mellitus could alter the bacterial composition in the subgingival plaque.

  13. Comparative evaluation of antibacterial activity of total-etch and self-etch adhesive systems: An ex vitro study

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    Swathi Amin

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    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this ex vivo study was to compare the antibacterial activity of total-etch and self-etch adhesive systems against Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Actinomyces viscosus through disk diffusion method. Materials and Methods: The antibacterial effects of Single Bond (SB and Adper Prompt (AP and aqueous solution of chlorhexidine 0.2% (positive control were tested against standard strain of S. mutans, L. acidophilus, and A. viscosus using the disk diffusion method. The diameters of inhibition zones were measured in millimeters. Data was analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test. Mann-Whitney U test was used for pairwise comparison. Result: Of all the materials tested, AP showed the maximum inhibitory action against S. mutans and L. acidophilus. Aqueous solution of chlorhexidine 0.2% showed the maximum inhibitory action against A. viscosus. Very minimal antibacterial effect was noted for SB. Conclusion: The antibacterial effects observed for the tested different dentin bonding systems may be related to the acidic nature of the materials.

  14. [Abdomino-pelvic actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine device. Apropos of a case].

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    Domecq, G; Mendoza, E; Docobo, F; Lozano, M; Gavilan, F; Fernández Dovale, M

    1982-05-01

    Although over 300 cases of pelvic actinomycosis have been published, it was not until 1973 that the 1st case of pelvic actinomycosis associated with the new generation of IUDs was described. Data is provided in this article on the causative agent, laboratory procedures, surgical excision, and pathological studies in 1 case of abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis, and the findings are compared to other reports in the English and Spanish literature. A multipara of 25 years with fever, metrorrhagia, and painful tumoration began to suffer dysmenorrhea in June 1980 but attributed the symptoms to the Copper 250 Multiload IUD she had used since July 1979. A laparotomy in December 1980 disclosed the infection, and pathological tests confirmed the diagnosis. The exact incidence of the association of actinomycosis and the IUD is not known, but the microorganism, Actinomyces-Israeli, is more common in wearers of IUDs than in other women. The diagnosis of actinomycosis is confirmed through microbiological study and histological identification. Treatment since 1945 has consisted of large doses of penicillin over long periods of time, but the use of other antibiotics including tetracycline and erythromycin has been introduced. The abscess or abscesses should be excised and the IUD removed in cases where a relationship is suspected.

  15. [Adnexal actinomycosis in a woman using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)].

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    Pawlina, W; Bogdanowicz, M

    1987-01-01

    The case-study of genital actinomycosis in a 33-year old woman wearing a "Copper T200" IUD is presented. She was hospitalized and treated for lower abdominal pain and non-characteristic signs of adnexitis twice. Adnexectomy on the left side was performed to remove an orange-size cyst. Histo-pathological examination of a prepared tissue sample revealed a colony of Actinomyces. Following the operation the patient was treated with 3 x 500 mg Flagyl (metronidazole) 3 x 80 mg of Gentamicin im. The wound healed in 19 days after operation. This woman had worn the IUD continuously for more than 3 years, thus there was an increased risk of uterine lesions. The most frequent consequences of wearing IUDs for a long time are dysmenorrhea and endometritis and therapeutic approaches are detailed. Since its first description in the literature in 1857 actinomycosis has not been mentioned frequently. However, with the spread of IUDs, the number of actinomycosis-like cases has increased and this justifies the need for improved diagnosis. The frequency of actinomycosis occurring in women wearing IUDs ranges between 1.6% and 19.7%

  16. Actinomycosis affecting the fallopian tube and ovary: report of 3 cases, with special reference to 2 cases following IUD application.

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    Hsu, C T; Roan, C H; Rai, S Y; Jong, H L; Chen, T Y; Lin, Y N; Lan, C C

    1988-09-01

    Since the late 1970s, pelvic actinomycosis in association with IUD use has been a not infrequent complication in the US and Europe. In contrast, only 3 cases of pelvic actinomycosis have been reported from Taiwan over the past 40 years. IUD use was present in 2 of these cases (for 13 months and 5 years, respectively); the 3rd patient had never been an IUD user. These 3 cases were detected by sulfur granules and histology. Pathologic signs included pymetra containing pus with sulfur granules, branching of actinomyces, chronic inflammation of the bilateral fallopian tubes and ovaries, liquefaction necrosis, and tubo-ovarian abscesses. Penicillin and tetracycline were administered; the postoperative course was uneventful. The longterm presence of an IUD is believed to facilitate actinomycosis given the preexistence of other anaerobic infection or endometrial injury. In the 1 Taiwanese case where there was a history of IUD use, infection may have penetrated from the anorectum; in the 2nd such case, the intestinal route seemed likely. The low incidence of pelvic actinomycosis in Taiwan occurs against a backdrop of widespread IUD use (136,200 IUD insertions in Taiwan Province in 1986). It remains unclear whether the rarity of pelvic actinomycosis in this setting reflects underdiagnosis, life style factors, or racial differences in sexual behavior.

  17. [Two women with a chronic process in the lower abdomen].

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    van de Lande, J; Spanjaard, L; Burger, M P

    2003-11-29

    Two women, aged 50 and 45 years, had a chronic process in the lower abdomen. The first presented with cough and progressive dyspnoea, and her chest X-ray raised the suspicion of a metastasis of a malignancy. The second patient had abdominal pain, frequent urination and irregular vaginal bleeding. She was initially treated for a urinary-tract infection. Diagnostic investigations showed pelvic actinomycosis in both patients. Both had used an intrauterine device (IUD). In the first patient a pelvic abscess was drained. Antimicrobial treatment consisted of penicillin i.v. for several weeks and orally for 6 months. Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive bacterial infection that characteristically expands through anatomic structures and can lead to fistulae and abscesses. The disease is caused by Actinomyces species. Diagnosis is often delayed because other diseases (e.g. malignancy) are considered more probable. Actinomycosis is associated with prolonged use of an IUD, but it is rare and removal of the IUD is not indicated unless symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease are present. The mainstay of actinomycosis therapy is administration of an effective antibiotic (e.g. penicillin). Except for drainage of abscesses, surgical intervention is rarely necessary. When antimicrobial therapy is continued for 6-9 months, prognosis is favourable, as was the case in both patients.

  18. [Pseudotumoral pelvic actinomycosis in a woman who had been using an IUD for 15 years].

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    Ben Nasr, R; Ben Othman, M; Cammoun, M

    1989-01-01

    A 56-year-old woman was referred to a hospital in Tunis for a tumor of the right ovary. The patient had had 11 term pregnancies and had been using an IUD with no medical supervision for 15 years. She complained of recent constipation and weight loss. The uterus was of normal size but of hard consistency and fixed to the sacrum. A cervical smear was normal. The patient was found to be anemic and the sedimentation rate was accelerated. A diagnosis of probably malignant tumor of the right ovary was made and a hysterectomy with bilateral ovarectomy was performed after laparotomy. The patient left the hospital after receiving a prescription for ampicillin and was lost to follow-up. Histological examination showed the mass to be comprised of inflammatory fibrous and granulomatous tissue with numerous abscesses of a filamentous, strongly eosinophilic character suggesting actinomycosis. Pelvic actinomycosis is a rare chronic infection caused by a gram positive anaerobic bacteria, Actinomyces Israeli. The clinical signs usually include anemia, weight loss, and pelvic mass. Clinical diagnosis is difficult, and diagnosis is usually based on histological and bacteriologic examination. Observation of the symptoms in association with IUD use suggests actinomycosis. The treatment of choice combines surgery with antibiotic therapy for 2 months. Cervical smears should be regularly scheduled for IUD users not only to screen for prenoplastic and neoplastic lesions but to indicate actinomycosis at an early stage when treatment will allow serious complications to be avoided.

  19. Epidemiological data, cytology and colposcopy in IUD (intrauterine device), E-P (estro-progestogens) and diaphragm users. Study of cytological changes of endometrium IUD related.

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    Fiore, N

    1986-01-01

    The author compares the epidemiological, cytological and colposcopical data found in IUD users, with a control population of estro-progestogens and condom users. The age, parity and clinical symptomatology, mainly leukorrhea, was higher in IUD users. At the colposcopic examination a normal pattern was found in condom users more frequently, but the suspect colposcopic signs were frequently associated with the use of the IUD. The oncologic evaluation of smears showed a slight dysplasia in 17.65% and 10.53% in IUD users and estro-progestogen users respectively. The only case of carcinoma in situ was found in the IUD users group. The bacteriological diagnosis on the smears did not reveal a quantitative difference in the three groups, while a qualitative difference was found, particularly with a high frequency of Trichomonas vaginalis and Corynebacterium vaginalis, and one case of Actinomyces in IUD users. The cytological study of the endometrium obtained by mono-use devices, revealed an aspect of aspecific non plasmacellular endometritis in 75% of the cases; a dysfunctional hormonal cytological aspect in 32.50%, and the oncological evaluation in 60% of the cases revealed atypical endometrial cells IUD related. No neoplastic lesion was found. The author concludes that the use of IUD must be prudent and accurate follow up must be carried out.

  20. [The long-term safety of use of the stainless steel IUD: over 20 years use. Clinical and pathological analysis].

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    Yang, B Y

    1988-05-01

    635 women with stainless steel rings retained in utero for 20 years or more and 724 women of similar age without IUDs as controls were under investigation. Comparison of incidences of clinical symptoms of paired wearers and controls by age in premenopausal women and by postmenopausal duration in postmenopausal women showed that the tinged vaginal discharge in the study group was 4.87% higher than the controls (P0.05). There was no difference in menorrhagia, irregular bleeding, or other main effects. No cancerous changes were found in the uterine curettage specimens of 374 IUD users in the study group. Special attention was paid to the epithelium at the site in contact with the IUD and its adjacent areas showed no apparent dysplasia. There were 9 cases (2.41%) with mild hyperplasia of the endometrium. The incidence had no correlation with the prolongation of insertion duration. Among the 315 relatively intact endometrium specimens, there were 32 cases of inflammation (10.15%). The incidence had no correlation with duration. 3 endometritis cases were actinomyces infection. Among 374 removals, the removal difficulties did not apparently relate with their IUD insertion duration but did correlate to duration of menopause. Hysterograms of 23 cases showed that atrophy of uterine cavities progressed with the increase of menopausal years; the longer the duration, the deeper incarceration of the IUD. (author's)

  1. Rhamnolipids from non-pathogenic Burkholderia thailandensis E264: Physicochemical characterization, antimicrobial and antibiofilm efficacy against oral hygiene related pathogens.

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    Elshikh, Mohamed; Funston, Scott; Chebbi, Alif; Ahmed, Syed; Marchant, Roger; Banat, Ibrahim M

    2017-05-25

    Biosurfactants are naturally occurring surface active compounds that have mainly been exploited for environmental applications and consumer products, with their biomedical efficacy an emerging area of research. Rhamnolipids area major group of biosurfactants that have been reported for their antimicrobial and antibiofilm efficacy. One of the main limiting factors for scaled up production and downstream applications of rhamnolipids is the fact that they are predominantly produced from the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In this article, we have reported the production and characterisation of long chain rhamnolipids from non-pathogenic Burkholderia thailandensis E264 (ATCC 700388). We have also investigated the antibacterial and antibiofilm properties of these rhamnolipids against some oral pathogens (Streptococcus oralis, Actinomyces naeslundii, Neisseria mucosa and Streptococcus sanguinis), important for oral health and hygiene. Treating these bacteria with different concentrations of long chain rhamnolipids resulted in a reduction of 3-4 log of bacterial viability, placing these rhamnolipids close to being classified as biocidal. Investigating long chain rhamnolipid efficacy as antibiofilm agents for prospective oral-related applications revealed good potency against oral-bacteria biofilms in a co-incubation experiments, in a pre-coated surface format, in disrupting immature biofilms and has shown excellent combination effect with Lauryl Sodium Sulphate which resulted in a drastic decrease in its minimal inhibitory concentration against different bacteria. Investigating the rhamnolipid permeabilization effect along with their ability to induce the formation of reactive oxygen species has shed light on the mechanism through which inhibition/killing of bacteria may occur.

  2. Dissemination of periodontal pathogens in the bloodstream after periodontal procedures: a systematic review.

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    Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: To date, there is no compilation of evidence-based information associating bacteremia and periodontal procedures. This systematic review aims to assess magnitude, duration, prevalence and nature of bacteremia caused by periodontal procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic Review. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: MEDLINE, EMBASE and LILACS databases were searched in duplicate through August, 2013 without language restriction. Observational studies were included if blood samples were collected before, during or after periodontal procedures of patients with periodontitis. The methodological quality was assessed in duplicate using the modified Newcastle-Ottawa scale (NOS. RESULTS: Search strategy identified 509 potentially eligible articles and nine were included. Only four studies demonstrated high methodological quality, whereas five were of medium or low methodological quality. The study characteristics were considered too heterogeneous to conduct a meta-analysis. Among 219 analyzed patients, 106 (49.4% had positive bacteremia. More frequent bacteria were S. viridans, A. actinomycetemcomitans P. gingivalis, M. micros and species Streptococcus and Actinomyces, although identification methods of microbiologic assays were different among studies. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Although half of the patients presented positive bacteremia after periodontal procedures, accurate results regarding the magnitude, duration and nature of bacteremia could not be confidentially assessed.

  3. Primary Vesical Actinomycosis in a 23-Year-Old Man

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    Tevfik Ziypak

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Actinomycosis can affect any organ of the body, although cutaneous fistulas are common in actinomycotic infections, and other organs such as the bladder are only rarely involved. Case Presentation. Herein we report and discuss a young male patient with primary vesical actinomycosis. A 23-year-old man was hospitalized complaining of intermittent gross hematuria over a 6-month duration. The patient underwent a cystoscopic examination under general anesthesia; an edematous, hyperemic, wide-based mass, which protruded from the dome of the bladder, was seen and incompletely resected. The histopathological examination of the material showed Actinomyces organisms surrounded by inflammation and a photomicrograph showed the microorganism. After confirmation of bladder actinomycosis, the patient received penicillin. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed no evidence of the mass at the postoperative 6th month. Cystoscopic examination showed complete healing of the transurethral resection area at the dome of the bladder. Conclusion. In conclusion, we believe that the gold standard treatment for vesical actinomycosis should include the combination of a transurethral resection of the mass and long-term penicillin treatment.

  4. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial evaluation of neovestitol and vestitol isolated from Brazilian red propolis.

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    Bueno-Silva, Bruno; Alencar, Severino M; Koo, Hyun; Ikegaki, Masaharu; Silva, Gil V J; Napimoga, Marcelo H; Rosalen, Pedro L

    2013-05-15

    The objective of this study was to evaluate anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities of neovestitol and vestitol isolated from Brazilian red propolis (BRP). BRP ethanolic extract (EEP), neovestitol, and vestitol were evaluated by anti-inflammatory properties using a neutrophil migration assay. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated by minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations (MIC and MBC) against Streptococcus mutans , Streptococcus sobrinus , Staphylococcus aureus , and Actinomyces naeslundii . Neovestitol, vestitol, and EEP inhibited neutrophil migration at a dose of 10 mg/kg. Regarding antimicrobial activity, neovestitol showed MICs ranging from <6.25 to 25-50 μg/mL and MBCs ranging from 25-50 to 50-100 μg/mL, while vestitol showed MICs ranging from 25-50 to 50-100 μg/mL and MBCs ranging from 25-50 to 50-100 μg/mL. Both isoflavonoids neovestitol and vestitol are consistent bioactive compounds displaying anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities that can strongly act in a low dose and concentration and have a promising potential to be applied in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

  5. Lemongrass essential oil gel as a local drug delivery agent for the treatment of periodontitis

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    Shivaraj B Warad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: It has been long recognized that periodontal diseases are infections of the periodontium, comprising the bacterial etiology, an immune response, and tissue destruction. Treatment strategies aiming primarily at suppressing or eliminating specific periodontal pathogens include adjunct use of local and systemic antibiotics as part of nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Unwanted side effects and resistance of microorganisms toward antibiotics due to their widespread use have modified the general perception about their efficacy. Research in phytosciences has revealed various medicinal plants offering a new choice of optional antimicrobial therapy. Cymbopogon citratus, Stapf. (lemongrass is a popular medicinal plant. At a concentration ≤2%, lemongrass essential oil inhibits the growth of several kinds of microorganisms including periodontal pathogens, especially the reference strains Actinomyces naeslundii and Porphyromonas gingivalis, which were resistant to tetracycline hydrochloride. Aims: To evaluate the efficacy of locally delivered 2% lemongrass essential oil in gel form as an adjunct to scaling and root planing, as compared to scaling and root planing alone for the treatment of chronic periodontitis. Materials and Methods: 2% Lemongrass essential oil gel was prepared and placed in moderate to deep periodontal pockets after scaling and root planing. Results: Statistically significant reduction in probing depth and gingival index and gain in relative attachment level were noted in the experimental group as compared to the control group at 1 and 3 months. Conclusion: Locally delivered 2% lemongrass essential oil gel offers a new choice of safe and effective adjunct to scaling and root planing in periodontal therapy.

  6. Oral biofilm architecture on natural teeth.

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    Vincent Zijnge

    Full Text Available Periodontitis and caries are infectious diseases of the oral cavity in which oral biofilms play a causative role. Moreover, oral biofilms are widely studied as model systems for bacterial adhesion, biofilm development, and biofilm resistance to antibiotics, due to their widespread presence and accessibility. Despite descriptions of initial plaque formation on the tooth surface, studies on mature plaque and plaque structure below the gum are limited to landmark studies from the 1970s, without appreciating the breadth of microbial diversity in the plaque. We used fluorescent in situ hybridization to localize in vivo the most abundant species from different phyla and species associated with periodontitis on seven embedded teeth obtained from four different subjects. The data showed convincingly the dominance of Actinomyces sp., Tannerella forsythia, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Spirochaetes, and Synergistetes in subgingival plaque. The latter proved to be new with a possibly important role in host-pathogen interaction due to its localization in close proximity to immune cells. The present study identified for the first time in vivo that Lactobacillus sp. are the central cells of bacterial aggregates in subgingival plaque, and that Streptococcus sp. and the yeast Candida albicans form corncob structures in supragingival plaque. Finally, periodontal pathogens colonize already formed biofilms and form microcolonies therein. These in vivo observations on oral biofilms provide a clear vision on biofilm architecture and the spatial distribution of predominant species.

  7. Pneumonia in slaughtered sheep in south-western Iran: pathological characteristics and aerobic bacterial aetiology

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    Shahrzad Azizi

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the lungs of 1,000 sheep carcasses were subjected to gross examination and those suspected to be infected with pneumonia were studied at histopathological level as well as examined for presence of bacteria. Pneumonia was detected in 42 (4.2% carcasses. Based on histopathological lesions, 45.24% were affected with suppurative bronchopneumonia, 20.93% with interstitial pneumonia, 11.9% bronchointerstitial pneumonia, 7.14% with fibrinous bronchopneumonia and 2.38% with embolic pneumonia. In addition, 11.9% of the lungs showed lung abscesses and 2.33% were affected with pleuritis without involving pulmonary parenchyma. Bacteriological examination revealed presence of ovine pathogens, such as Pasteurella multocida (24.53%, Staphylococcus aureus (20.75%, Klebsiella pneumoniae (15.09%, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (7.55% and Actinomyces pyogenes (1.89%. The most common form of pneumonia was suppurative bronchopneumonia with moderate amounts of fibrin deposits on the pleural surface and inside the bronchioles and alveoli.

  8. Pneumonia in slaughtered sheep in south-western Iran: pathological characteristics and aerobic bacterial aetiology.

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    Azizi, Shahrzad; Korani, Farzad Shahrani; Oryan, Ahmad

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the lungs of 1,000 sheep carcasses were subjected to gross examination and those suspected to be infected with pneumonia were studied at histopathological level as well as examined for presence of bacteria. Pneumonia was detected in 42 (4.2%) carcasses. Based on histopathological lesions, 45.24% were affected with suppurative bronchopneumonia, 20.93% with interstitial pneumonia, 11.9% bronchointerstitial pneumonia, 7.14% with fibrinous bronchopneumonia and 2.38% with embolic pneumonia. In addition, 11.9% of the lungs showed lung abscesses and 2.33% were affected with pleuritis without involving pulmonary parenchyma. Bacteriological examination revealed presence of ovine pathogens, such as Pasteurella multocida (24.53%), Staphylococcus aureus (20.75%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (15.09%), Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (7.55%) and Actinomyces pyogenes (1.89%). The most common form of pneumonia was suppurative bronchopneumonia with moderate amounts of fibrin deposits on the pleural surface and inside the bronchioles and alveoli.

  9. Antimicrobial Activity of Filling Materials Used in Primary Teeth Pulpotomy

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    Pimenta, Hévelin Couto; Borges, Álvaro Henrique; Bandeca, Matheus Coelho; Neves, Ana Thereza Sabóia; Fontes, Rodrigo Gusmão; da Silva, Priscila Vieira; Aranha, Andreza Maria Fábio

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of pulp capping materials used in primary teeth (formocresol [FC], zinc oxide and eugenol cement [ZOE], ZOE mixed with FC [ZOEFC], mineral trioxide aggregate [MTA] and calcium hydroxide [CH]) against cariogenic bacteria. The agar plate diffusion test was used for the cultures, including saline solution as a negative control. A base layer of 15 mL of brain heart infusion agar was inoculated with 300 mL of each inoculum. Twelve wells were made and completely filled with one of the testing materials for each bacteria strain. The plates were incubated at 37°C for 48 h. Zones of microbial inhibition and material diffusion were measured and photographed. The results obtained were analyzed by Kruskal–Wallis and Mann–Whitney non-parametric tests. Respectively, the medium zones of bacteria inhibition of FC, ZOE, ZOEFC, MTA and CH against Streptococcus mutans growth were 28.5, 15.2, 20.8, 9.3 and 11.6; against Lactobacillus acidophilus growth were 28.7, 14.8, 15.3, 15.2 and 20.0, and against Actinomyces viscosus growth were 13.6, 13.5, 14.7, 10.0 and 13.6. We might confirmed the high antibacterial activity of FC solution, especially against S. mutans and L. acidophilus, as wells as, the low inhibitory effect of MTA cement on the cariogenic bacteria studied. PMID:25954072

  10. The Anabaena sensory rhodopsin transducer defines a novel superfamily of prokaryotic small-molecule binding domains

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    De Souza Robson F

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The Anabaena sensory rhodopsin transducer (ASRT is a small protein that has been claimed to function as a signaling molecule downstream of the cyanobacterial sensory rhodopsin. However, orthologs of ASRT have been detected in several bacteria that lack rhodopsin, raising questions about the generality of this function. Using sequence profile searches we show that ASRT defines a novel superfamily of β-sandwich fold domains. Through contextual inference based on domain architectures and predicted operons and structural analysis we present strong evidence that these domains bind small molecules, most probably sugars. We propose that the intracellular versions like ASRT probably participate as sensors that regulate a diverse range of sugar metabolism operons or even the light sensory behavior in Anabaena by binding sugars or related metabolites. We also show that one of the extracellular versions define a predicted sugar-binding structure in a novel cell-surface lipoprotein found across actinobacteria, including several pathogens such as Tropheryma, Actinomyces and Thermobifida. The analysis of this superfamily also provides new data to investigate the evolution of carbohydrate binding modes in β-sandwich domains with very different topologies. Reviewers: This article was reviewed by M. Madan Babu and Mark A. Ragan.

  11. [Effects of nitrogen fertilization on seasonal dynamics of soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in Larix gmelinii and Fraxinus mandshurica plantations].

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    Jia, Shu-xi; Zhao, Yan-li; Sun, Yue; Chen, Li; Wang, Zheng-quan

    2009-09-01

    This paper studied the seasonal dynamics of soil microbial biomass C (Cmic) and N (Nmic), and of bacteria (cfu(b)), fungi (cfu(f)), and actinomyces (cfu(a)) in Larix gmelinii and Fraxinus mandshurica plantations in 2007-2008 under N fertilization. The two-year averaged soil Cmic and Nmic in L. gmelinii plantation were 13.8% and 18.3% lower than those in F. mandshurica plantation, respectively, but the soil Cmic and Nmic in the two plantations had similar seasonal patterns, being the lowest in May and the highest in September. The Cmic and Nmic, and the cfu(b), cfu(r), and cfu(a), were all greater in topsoil (0-10 cm) than in subsoil (10-20 cm), but the seasonal patterns of cfu(b), cfu(f), and cfu(a), were different from those of Cmic and Nmic. N fertilization decreased the Cmic and Nmic, and the cfu(b), cfu(f), and cfu(a), significantly, with the decrements of Cmic and Nmic being 24% and 63% in L. gmelinii plantation, and 51% and 68% in F. mandshurica, respectively, which suggested that N fertilization limited soil microbial biomass and altered soil microbial communities in the two plantations.

  12. Effect of Disturbance of Hydropower Project Construction to Quantity of Soil Microorganism in Dry-hot Valley Area%干热河谷地区水电工程建设干扰对土壤微生物数量的影响

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    梁茂; 李艳梅

    2015-01-01

    为研究水电工程建设干扰对土壤微生物数量的影响,选取云南禄劝普渡河甲岩水电站2种施工干扰类型(弃渣场、施工便道)的土壤为研究对象,以未受干扰的3种生境(林地、灌丛地、农田)的原地貌土壤作为对照,通过“外土壤取样及室内平板表面涂抹法和稀释法分别测定了上述干扰和未干扰的5种类型土壤的细菌、真菌、放线菌数量及总数量。结果表明:工程建设干扰对三大土壤微生物数量的影响程度各不相同,对表层土壤0~40 cm的细菌、真菌降低影响巨大。三大微生物在不同干扰生境中数量最多的是细菌,真菌和放线菌很少。干扰与未干扰生境土壤微生物数量均具有明显的垂直分布差异。除弃渣场微生物总量是随着土层加深而增加外,其他4种生境微生物总量均是随着土层深度增加而减少。%The present study is intended to illustrate the effects of different disturbed habitat to the quantity of soil microorganism,soil of two types of construction project disturbance such as abandoned dreg site and construction access road of Jayan Hydropower Station of Pudu River in Luquan,Yunnan was selected as study object,three soil types which undisturbed(forest land,shrub land,farmland)were selected as the control.The quantity and total quantity of bacteria,fungi and actinomyces of disturbed and undisturbed five types of soil were measured by soil sampling,flat surface smearing method and dilution method.The results were as followsthe engineering construction disturbed degree of impact on microbial number of three kinds of soil are not identical,bacteria and fungi the surface soil of 0~40 cm were great reduced.Among three kinds of microbe in different disturbed habitats,bacteria was the most popular,fungi and actinomyces were less.The disturbed and undisturbed soil microbial quantity habitats both had obvious differences in vertical distribution

  13. Remediation of soil contaminated by atrazine with Pennisetum hydridum%皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的修复作用

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    陈建军; 张坤; 祖艳群; 李元

    2011-01-01

    Pot experiments were conducted in order to understand effects of atrazine on growth properties, soil microbial quantities of Pennisetum hydridum and degradation efficiency of atrazine with Pennisetum hydridum. The results indicated that degradation efficiency of atrazine increased significantly under planting Pennisetum hydridum with soil atrazine concentration <200 mg-kg'1 compared with the control. The maximum degradation efficiency reached to 29.64%. Height of Pennisetum hydridum with atrazine concentration ≤200 mg·kg-1 and biomass with atrazine concentration ≤50 mg·kg-1 were decreased significantly. While there was no obvious change in the root-shoot ratio with atrazine stress. With increase in concentrations of atrazine treatment, the quantities of bacteria, fungi and actinomyces in rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils showed a trend of increased at first and then decreased, reaching a peak at 100 mg·kg-1. Quantities of bacteria and actinomyces in rhizosphere soil were higher than in non-rhizosphere soil. No obvious difference of quantity of fungi was observed between rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils. It is suggested that planting Pennisetum hydridum not only be helpful to improve degradation efficiency of atrazine, but also related to quantity of soil microbial and growth of Pennisetum hydridum.%通过盆栽试验探讨了种植皇竹草(Pennisetum hydridum)对阿特拉津污染土壤的修复效果,阿特拉津对皇竹草生长的影响,以及皇竹草对土壤微生物数量的影响,以期为阿特拉津污染土壤的植物修复提供参考.结果表明:在≤200 mg·kg-1质量分数范围以内,种植皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的初期降解效率比对照明显提高,最大提高了29.64%,达到显著或极显著差异;阿特拉津质量分数在≤200 mg·kg-1范围内对皇竹草株高没有影响,≤50 mg·kg-1质量分数范围内对生物量没有影响,根冠比变化不明显;随阿特拉津质量分数的增加皇竹草

  14. 农用抗真菌海洋微生物的筛选及放线菌T19-07活性代谢产物的初步研究%Screening of marine microorganisms with agricultural antifungal activities and preliminary study on the bioactive metabolites produced by strain T19-07

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    胡杨; 张道敬; 李元广; 陶黎明; 田黎; 李淑兰

    2011-01-01

    Objective To screen the active strains with agricultural antifungal activity from marine microorganisms as well as the bioactive metabolites produced by marine actinomyces Streptomyces nodosus T19-07. Methods Using phytopathogenic fungi as targets, the active strains were screened out by pairing culture assay. Based on the index of antifungal activity, the characteristics of fermentation of strain T19-07 in 5 L fermentor were studied, and the bioactive substances were extracted by macro-porous resin XAD-16, and TLC bioautography combined with HPLC was used to separate the active compound Results Twelve antagonistic strains against phytopathogenic fungi were screened out from 31 marine microorganisms. The main antifungal substance of strain T19-07 was isolated with relative molecular mass of 214 Da, and its antifungal activity in vitro against Alternaria solani was similar with iprodione registrated as a chemical pesticide, MIC below 12. 5 μg · Ml-1. Conclusion Marine microorganisms are important resources to find agricultural antibiotics. The bioactive substances produced by marine actinomyces S. nodosus T19-07 exhibit potent antifungal activity in vitro, and it has the potential for further study.%通过筛选获得具有拮抗植物病原真菌活性的海洋微生物菌株,并对其中一株海洋生境的结节链霉菌(Streptomyces nodosus)T19-07的活性代谢产物进行初步研究.方法 以植物病原真菌为靶标,采用平板对峙培养法筛选出活性菌株;再以抑菌活性为指标,考察较强活性菌株T19-07在5L发酵罐中的培养过程特征,并通过大孔吸附树脂XAD-16柱层析对活性物质进行分离提取,结合TLC生物自显影和HPLC快速确定代谢产物中的活性组分.结果 从31株海洋微生物中筛选出12株对多种植物病原真菌具有拮抗作用的菌株;确定了菌株T19-07的代谢产物中的主要抑菌活性物质,其相对分子质量为214,并且它对茄交链格孢霉的

  15. Effects of 4 Fumigants on Soil Microbial Characteristics%4种熏蒸剂对土壤微生物特性的影响

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    张腾; 燕平梅; 李园; 郭美霞; 曹坳程

    2013-01-01

    In order to research the effects of 4 kinds of soil fumigation such as the 1,3-dichloropropylene, dimethyl disulfide, metham sodium and formic acid methyl ester on the soil microbes characteristics after fumigation a week, and the experiments determined the quantity changes of soil microbial bacteria, fungi and actinomyces with dilution plate method through the indoor culture experiments. Soil microbial biomass nitrogen was determined by fumigation extraction-ninhydrin method; soil respiration was known by absorbed directly method; catalase activity was determined by permanganate titration; the activity of dehydrogenase and amylase were measured by ultraviolet spectrophotometric method. The results showed that, after fumigation 7 days 4 kinds of soil fumigation all significantly reduced the number of soil bacteria and actinomyces and microbial biomass nitrogen, but it had less effects on fungi. Also 1,3-dichloropropylene and metham sodium could significantly inhibited soil respiration. Among this, the effects of metham sodium on soil enzyme activity were most significant. Thus, 4 kinds of soil fumigation all took some effects on soil microorganism and metham sodium had the most significant, the next was dimethyl disulfide, but 1,3-dichloropropylene and formic acid methyl had some significant on microbial populations and microbial biomass nitrogen.%为了研究1,3-二氯丙烯、二甲基二硫、威百亩、甲酸甲酯4种土壤熏蒸剂处理7天对土壤微生物特性的影响.通过室内培养试验,采用稀释平板法测定土壤微生物细菌、放线菌和真菌的数量变化;熏蒸提取-茚三酮法测定土壤微生物生物量氮;直接吸收法测定土壤基底呼吸作用及基底诱导呼吸作用;高锰酸钾滴定法测定土壤过氧化氢酶活性及紫外分光光度法测定土壤中脱氢酶和淀粉酶活性.结果表明:按照熏蒸剂与土壤质量比为25 mg/kg的浓度胁迫条件下,熏蒸结束7天后4种熏蒸剂均显著

  16. 秦岭太白山北坡土壤拮抗性放线菌分布及特性%Distribution and characteristics of soil antagonistic actinomycetes on northern slope of Taibai Mountain, Qinling

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    朱文杰; 薛泉宏; 曹艳茹; 薛磊; 申光辉; 来航线

    2011-01-01

    Twelve representative soil samples were collected from different altitudes on the northern slope of Taibai Mountain to study the distribution and characteristics of soil antagonistic actinomyces by using agar block method. There existed a great deal of soil antagonistic actinomyces in the study area. Among the 141 actinomycete strains isolated, 116 strains (82. 3% ) showed antagonism toward 12 target bacteria or fungi. The antagonistic strains at altitudes 800-1845, 3488, 3655, and 3670 m occupied 73.7% -86.8% , 81.3% , 78.9% and 82.3% of the total, respectively. 42. 1% of the strains at altitudes 1200-2300 m and >3400 m showed strong and broad spectrum antagonistic activity, suggesting that there was a great potential for the isolation of actinomycete strains with strong anti-biotic capability at these altitudes. 24. 1 % of the antagonistic actinomycetes showed antagonism against Staphyloccocus aureu, and 2.4% , 6.9% and 11. 2% of them showed activity toward Verticillium dahliae in cotton, Phytophthora sp. In strawberry and Neonectria radkiccla in ginseng, respectively. This study showed that the soil actinomycete antagonistic potentiality (SAAP) could be used as a quantitative indicator to evaluate the potential of antagonistic actinomycete resources in soil.%以太白山北坡12个不同海拔高度的代表性土样为研究对象,采用皿内琼脂块法筛选拮抗性放线茵.结果表明:在太白山北坡不同海拔高度土壤中生存着大量拮抗性放线菌,在分离出的141株放线菌中,有82.3%的放线菌对21种靶标菌有拮抗作用.其中,海拔800~1845、3488、3655和3670 m土壤中的拮抗性放线菌分别占其总数73.7%~86.8%、81.3%、78.9%及82.3%,在海拔1200~2300及3400 m以上土壤中分离到的广谱强拮抗性放线菌占其总数的42.1%.在拮抗性放线菌中,对金黄色葡萄球菌有强拮抗性的放线菌占拮抗菌总数的24.1%,对棉花黄萎病、草莓疫霉及人参

  17. "Cara inchada" of cattle, an infectious, apparently soil antibiotics-dependant periodontitis in Brazil

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this review on the investigation of "cara inchada" in cattle (CI, pursued over the last 30 years, was to elucidate the pathogenicity of the disease and come to proper conclusions on its etiology. CI has been widely considered to be of nutritional origin, caused primarily by mineral deficiency or imbalance. However, the disease consists of a rapidly progressive periodontitis, affecting the periodontal tissues at the level of the premolars and molars during the period of tooth eruption generally starting in young calves. The disease led to great economic losses for farmers in central-western Brazil, after the occupation of new land for cattle raising in the 1960s and 1970s. The lateral enlargement of the maxillary bones of affected calves gave the disease the popular name of "cara inchada", i.e., swollen or enlarged face. The enlargement was found to be due to a chronic ossifying periostitis resulting from the purulent alveolitis of CI. Black-pigmented non-saccharolytic Bacteroides melaninogenicus, always together with Actinomyces (Corynebacterium pyogenes, were isolated in large numbers from the periodontal lesions. B. melaninogenicus could be isolated in small numbers also from the marginal gingiva of a few healthy calves maintained on CI-free farms. "In vitro"-assays showed that streptomycin and actinomycin, as well as the supernatants of cultivates of actinomycetes from soils of CI-prone farms, applied in subinhibitory concentrations to the bacteria tested, enhanced significantly (up to 10 times the adherence of the black-pigmented B.melaninogenicus to epithelial cells of the bovine gingiva. The antibiotics are apparently produced in large quantities by the increased number of soil actinomycetes, including the genus Streptomyces, that develop when soil microflora are modified by cultivating virgin forest or "Cerrado" (tree-savanna for the first time for cattle grazing. The epidemiology of CI now provides strong evidence that

  18. Properties of soil microbes, nutrients and soil enzyme activities and their relationship in a degraded wetland of Yellow River Delta%黄河三角洲退化湿地土壤养分、微生物与土壤酶特性及其关系分析

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    王笛; 马风云; 姚秀粉; 辛贺; 宋雪; 张钟心

    2012-01-01

    The soil enzyme activities, nutrients and microbes and their relationship at different successive stages were analyzed in a degraded wetland of the yellow river delta, the main results indicated that during the reverse succession from Imperata cylindrical community to bare land in wetland, the vitality of soil urease and protease activity decreased gradually. Similarly, the vitality of alkaline phosphates activity and catalase also decreased. The othernesses of enemy activity existed in different successive stages, the activity of soil protease enzyme was the best. With reverse succession of wetlands, main soil nutrients almost declined. There were significant differences of soil nutrient in different successive stages. The microbial quantity had significant differences in a degraded wetland of the yellow river delta. In soil microbial community, bacteria accounted for the largest proportion, which took absolute advantage in the amount. Secondly is actinomyces, and amount of fungi was the least. Imperata cylindrical community had maximum value on bacteria and fungi while actinomyces reached the maximum at Tamarix chinensis community. The soil enzyme had remarkable positive correlation with nutrients and microbes. Bacteria were closely related to soil urease and catalase enzyme. Fungi had remarkable correlation with soil urease enzyme, catalase enzyme and alkaline phosphate enzyme.%为了揭示黄河三角洲湿地退化与土壤的关系,为湿地生态修复和有效利用湿地资源提供理论依据,对黄河三角洲退化湿地不同演替阶段的土壤酶活性、土壤养分和土壤微生物特性及土壤酶与养分和微生物的关系进行分析.结果表明:随着湿地由白茅群落到光板地的逆向演替,土壤脲酶、蛋白酶活性呈逐渐下降趋势,碱性磷酸酶和过氧化氢酶活性变化规律与其相似;不同演替阶段土壤酶活性表现出差异性,各种酶之间蛋白酶活性最高;土壤养分质量含量基本都随

  19. Application of fluorescent microscopy and cascade filtration methods for analysis of soil microbial community

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    Ivanov, Konstantin; Pinchuk, Irina; Gorodnichev, Roman; Polyanskaya, Lubov

    2016-04-01

    by the availability of nutrients (glucose) and the degree of agricultural anthropogenic stress. Various combinations of factors such as stressful conditions (anaerobiosis, acidity and temperature) influenced on bacterial size. The decrease of these stress factors resulted in return to the original bacterial cell size in soil. Furthermore the modification of gram-negative bacteria quantification was performed and combined with FISH method and DNA extraction. We established the methodological comparison of gram-negative bacteria groups in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Due to absence of significant difference between the most frequent soil gram-negative bacteria groups we concluded the important ecological role of gram-negative bacteria as common group of microorganisms in natural polymer degradation. Depending on nutrient (glucose, cellulose, chitin) gram-negative bacteria competed with actinomyces for available nutrients at the different time, what explained by the ecological flexibility of this soil bacteria group. The experiments showed expressed faster chitinolytic activity of soil gram-negative bacteria compare to actinomyces. Thus our approaches to use the combination both traditional and cutting-edge methods, forms the unique basement for various research and mostly open the wide doors to design new scientific experiments in ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and especially in soil microbial ecology.

  20. 口腔需氧菌及兼性厌氧菌种分离鉴定系统的建立%Isolation and identification of aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria in the oral cavity

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    陆文昕; 肖丽英; 李燕; 吴凡子; 周辛璇; 吴岚; 李明云; 任彪; 郭强; 黄睿洁; 李继遥

    2015-01-01

    目的:建立口腔需氧菌和兼性菌的系统分离鉴定方法。方法招募20名口腔健康志愿者及8名口腔疾病患者,分别采集唾液、龈下菌斑、龈上菌斑和根尖周肉芽样本,采用形态鉴定、全自动生化鉴定仪及16s rRNA基因测序的多相分类方法,对口腔可培养细菌进行分离鉴定。结果鉴定出口腔菌种63种,共175株,梅里埃生化鉴定与16s rRNA基因鉴定的符合度为22.39%,不符合的菌种以基因测序结果为准。链球菌属、放线菌属和葡萄球菌属检出率占前3位,菌种以咽峡炎链球菌、口腔放线菌、变异链球菌、缓症链球菌检出频率最高。慢性根尖周炎的咽峡炎链球菌检出率最高;放射性龋患者中,中间链球菌、金黄色葡萄球菌检出率较高;猛性龋患者中,变异链球菌远高于其他细菌。结论口腔需氧菌和兼性厌氧菌中以革兰阳性菌检出率最高。对于口腔细菌鉴定来说,梅里埃生化鉴定仪鉴定准确率不高,但可提供菌株生理生化指标,而全长的16s rRNA基因测序鉴定更为可靠。%Objective To establish a systematic method for isolation and identification of aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria in the oral cavity. Methods Samples of the saliva, dental plaque and periapical granulation tissue were collected from 20 subjects with healthy oral condition and from 8 patients with different oral diseases. The bacteria in the samples were identified by morphological identification, VITEK automatic microorganism identification and 16s rRNA gene sequencing. Results VITEK automatic microorganism identification and 16s rRNA gene sequencing showed an agreement rate of 22.39%in identifying the bacteria in the samples. We identified altogether 63 bacterial genus (175 species), among which Streptococcus, Actinomyces and Staphylococcus were the most common bacterial genus, and Streptococcus anginosus, Actinomyces oris, Streptococcus mutans