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  1. Clavulanic acid biosynthesis and genetic manipulation for its overproduction.

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    Song, Ju Yeon; Jensen, Susan E; Lee, Kye Joon

    2010-10-01

    Clavulanic acid, a β-lactamase inhibitor, is used together with β-lactam antibiotics to create drug mixtures possessing potent antimicrobial activity. In view of the clinical and industrial importance of clavulanic acid, identification of the clavulanic acid biosynthetic pathway and the associated gene cluster(s) in the main producer species, Streptomyces clavuligerus, has been an intriguing research question. Clavulanic acid biosynthesis was revealed to involve an interesting mechanism common to all of the clavam metabolites produced by the organism, but different from that of other β-lactam compounds. Gene clusters involved in clavulanic acid biosynthesis in S. clavuligerus occupy large regions of nucleotide sequence in three loci of its genome. In this review, clavulanic acid biosynthesis and the associated gene clusters are discussed, and clavulanic acid improvement through genetic manipulation is explained.

  2. Disk diffusion susceptibility testing of ticarcillin plus clavulanic acid.

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    Fuchs, P C; Jones, R N; Barry, A L; Thornsberry, C

    1984-01-01

    Disk diffusion susceptibility testing of ticarcillin plus the beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid was performed on 489 clinical isolates, and the results were compared with reference broth microdilution susceptibilities. Four different disks containing 75 micrograms of ticarcillin plus 2.5, 5, 10, and 15 micrograms of clavulanic acid were evaluated. Based on test performance and clavulanic acid stability, the 75-10-micrograms disk is recommended. Interpretive criteria for ticarcillin as published by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards appear to be satisfactory for the combination drug, but because the number of ticarcillin-clavulanic acid-resistant isolates was small, this proposal must be considered only tentative. PMID:6715524

  3. Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in the treatment of urinary infection.

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    Al Roomi, L G; Sutton, A M; Cockburn, F; McAllister, T A

    1984-01-01

    The pharmacokinetics and clinical efficacy of amoxycillin combined with clavulanic acid in the treatment of 32 children with urinary tract infection were studied. Twenty one (80%) of 26 children with proved urinary tract infection showed a favourable clinical and bacteriological response. Fifteen of these children had amoxycillin resistant organisms and were treated successfully. In 20 children the serum and urine concentrations of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid were measured after the first oral dose. PMID:6712275

  4. Kounis syndrome associated with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid

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    A Shimi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Kounis syndrome (KS is a life-threatening medical condition that causes severes allergic reaction and acute coronary syndrome (ACS. We describe the case of 56-year-old woman who developed ACS following an anaphylactic reaction to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. Immediately after the administration of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, she presented a chest pain, cutaneous allergic, hypotension, and ST depression on the electrocardiogram. After the necessary diagnostic test, the final diagnosis was variant I of KS.

  5. Overproduction of Clavulanic Acid by UV Mutagenesis of Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    Korbekandi, Hassan; Darkhal, Parisa; Hojati, Zohreh; Abedi, Daryoush; Hamedi, Javad; Pourhosein, Meraj

    2010-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is produced industrially by fermentation of Streptomyces clavuligerus and researches have increased its production by strain improvement, recombinant DNA technology, and media composition and growth condition optimization. The main objective of this study was to increase the level of clavulanic acid production from Streptomyces clavuligerus (DSM 738), using UV irradiation. After incubation, the spores and aerial mycelia were scraped off the agar plate by a sterile loop. After passing through a cotton wool, the serially diluted spore suspension was spread on GYM- agar containing caffeine. The plates were irradiated with UV light, wrapped in aluminum foil and incubated. The colonies were sub-cultured again to express the mutations. An aliquot of the spore suspension prepared from the resulted culture was poured in GYM agar plates and incubated. The plates were overlaid with nutrient-agar containing penicillin G and Klebsiela pneumoniae, and incubated. The inhibition zone diameter was measured and compared with the wild type colony. Repeating this procedure, the overproducer mutants were selected. Concentration of clavulanic acid was determined by HPLC analysis. It was concluded that secondary metabolites, mainly antibiotics containing clavulanic acid, were produced about 6–7 days after the growth, and concentration of clavulanic acid was increased up to two-folds after UV mutagenesis. PMID:24363725

  6. Clavulanic acid inhibits MPP+-induced ROS generation and subsequent loss of dopaminergic cells☆

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    Kost, Gina Chun; Selvaraj, Senthil; Lee, Young Bok; Kim, Deog Joong; Ahn, Chang-Ho; Singh, Brij B

    2012-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is a psychoactive compound that has been shown to modulate central nervous system activity. Importantly, in neurotoxin-induced animal models, clavulanic acid has been shown to improve motor function (Huh et al., 2010) suggesting that it can be neuroprotective; however, the mechanism as how clavulanic acid can induce neuroprotection is not known. We demonstrate here that clavulanic acid abrogates the effects of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) which mimics Park...

  7. Positive direct antiglobulin tests due to clavulanic acid.

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    Williams, M E; Thomas, D; Harman, C P; Mintz, P D; Donowitz, G R

    1985-01-01

    Clavulanic acid, a beta-lactamase inhibitor, was found to be associated with the development of a positive direct antiglobulin test. Of 23 antibiotic courses in patients treated with ticarcillin, clavulanic acid, and tobramycin, 10 (43.5%) developed positive direct antiglobulin tests versus 2 of 26 (7.7%) patients treated with piperacillin and tobramycin (P = 0.0044). In vitro immunohematological studies showed that clavulanic acid caused a nonimmunologic adsorption of plasma proteins onto the erythrocyte surface. Hemolysis was not associated with such nonimmunologic adsorption. However, the resulting positive antiglobulin test might delay cross matching of blood products for transfusions or interfere with the evaluation of true immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. PMID:3872623

  8. Biosynthetic studies on clavulanic acid: its biopathway and stereochemical course

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    Mao, S.S.

    1987-01-01

    A degradative analysis allowed determination of the stereochemistry at C-9 of clavulanic acid produced by Streptomyces clavuigerus. An over-all inversion of configuration from the C/sub 5/-unit precursor ornithine was observed. The diastereomeric (1R,2R)- and (1S,2R)-(1-/sup 3/H)-glycerols were separately synthesized and administered. Complementary results demonstrated an overall retention of configuration paralleling cysteine incorporation in the biosynthesis of penicillin. 3-Hydroxyornithine, a potential precursor to clavulanic acid, was prepared by a 1,3-dipolar addition of a nitrone and vinylglycine. However, 3-hydroxyornithine was not taken up by the organism and this possible intermediate could not be shown to be a specific precursor to clavulanic acid. (2-/sup 3/H)-L-Ornithine displays a preferential incorporation relative to D-ornithine. An epimerization by a one-base mechanism is suggested by the retention of half the tritium activity. ..beta..-Alanine, a potential precursor of the ..beta..-lactam segment was examined and shown not to play a direct role in the biosynthesis. Further, 3-hydroxypropionyl-ornithine, a parallel amide to the tripeptide intermediate in penicillin biosynthesis, was not incorporated into clavulanic acid. The role of 3-hydroxypropionate and glycerol were examined in both starch and triglyceride fermentation media.

  9. Coordination of glycerol utilization and clavulanic acid biosynthesis to improve clavulanic acid production in Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Guo, Dekun; Zhao, Youbao; Yang, Keqian

    2013-07-01

    The glycerol utilization (gyl) operon is involved in clavulanic acid (CA) production by Streptomyces clavuligerus, and possibly supplies the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (G3P) precursor for CA biosynthesis. The gyl operon is regulated by GylR and is induced by glycerol. To enhance CA production in S. clavuligerus, an extra copy of ccaR expressed from Pgyl (the gyl promoter) was integrated into the chromosome of S. clavuligerus NRRL 3585. This construct coordinated the transcription of CA biosynthetic pathway genes with expression of the gyl operon. In the transformants carrying the Pgyl-controlled regulatory gene ccaR, CA production was enhanced 3.19-fold in glycerol-enriched batch cultures, relative to the control strain carrying an extra copy of ccaR controlled by its own promoter (PccaR). Consistent with enhanced CA production, the transcription levels of ccaR, ceas2 and claR were significantly up-regulated in the transformants containing Pgyl-controlled ccaR.

  10. Clavulanic acid inhibits MPP+-induced ROS generation and subsequent loss of dopaminergic cells☆

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    Kost, Gina Chun; Selvaraj, Senthil; Lee, Young Bok; Kim, Deog Joong; Ahn, Chang-Ho; Singh, Brij B.

    2013-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is a psychoactive compound that has been shown to modulate central nervous system activity. Importantly, in neurotoxin-induced animal models, clavulanic acid has been shown to improve motor function (Huh et al., 2010) suggesting that it can be neuroprotective; however, the mechanism as how clavulanic acid can induce neuroprotection is not known. We demonstrate here that clavulanic acid abrogates the effects of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) which mimics Parkinson’s disease (PD) by inducing neurodegeneration. To further establish the mechanism we identified that clavulanic acid inhibits neurotoxin-induced loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and ROS production. Consistent with these results, neurotoxin-induced increase in Bax levels was also decreased in clavulanic acid treated cells. Importantly, neurotoxin-induced release of cytochrome c levels as well as caspase activation was also inhibited in clavulanic acid treated cells. In addition, Bcl-xl levels were also restored and the Bcl-xl/Bax ratio that is critical for inducing apoptosis was increased in clavulanic acid treated cells. Overall, these results suggest that clavulanic acid is intimately involved in inhibiting neurotoxin-induced loss of mitochondrial function and induction of apoptosis that contributes towards neuronal survival. PMID:22750587

  11. Clavulanic acid inhibits MPP⁺-induced ROS generation and subsequent loss of dopaminergic cells.

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    Kost, Gina Chun; Selvaraj, Senthil; Lee, Young Bok; Kim, Deog Joong; Ahn, Chang-Ho; Singh, Brij B

    2012-08-21

    Clavulanic acid is a psychoactive compound that has been shown to modulate central nervous system activity. Importantly, in neurotoxin-induced animal models, clavulanic acid has been shown to improve motor function (Huh et al., 2010) suggesting that it can be neuroprotective; however, the mechanism as how clavulanic acid can induce neuroprotection is not known. We demonstrate here that clavulanic acid abrogates the effects of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)) which mimics Parkinson's disease (PD) by inducing neurodegeneration. To further establish the mechanism we identified that clavulanic acid inhibits neurotoxin-induced loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and ROS production. Consistent with these results, neurotoxin-induced increase in Bax levels was also decreased in clavulanic acid treated cells. Importantly, neurotoxin-induced release of cytochrome c levels as well as caspase activation was also inhibited in clavulanic acid treated cells. In addition, Bcl-xl levels were also restored and the Bcl-xl/Bax ratio that is critical for inducing apoptosis was increased in clavulanic acid treated cells. Overall, these results suggest that clavulanic acid is intimately involved in inhibiting neurotoxin-induced loss of mitochondrial function and induction of apoptosis that contributes towards neuronal survival.

  12. Utilization of ornithine and arginine as specific precursors of clavulanic acid.

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    Romero, J; Liras, P; Martín, J F

    1986-01-01

    Ornithine and arginine (5 to 20 mM), but not glutamic acid or proline, exerted a concentration-dependent stimulatory effect on the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid in both resting-cell cultures and long-term fermentations of Streptomyces clavuligerus. Ornithine strongly inhibited cephamycin biosynthesis in the same strain. [1-14C]-, [5-14C]-, or [U-14 C] ornithine was efficiently incorporated into clavulanic acid, whereas the incorporation of uniformly labeled glutamic acid was very poor. [U-14C] citrulline were not incorporated at all. Mutant nca-1, a strain that is blocked in clavulanic acid biosynthesis, did not incorporate arginine into clavulanic acid. S. clavuligerus showed arginase activity, converting arginine into ornithine, but not amidinotransferase activity. Both arginase activity and clavulanic acid formation were enhanced simultaneously by supplementing the production medium with 10 mM arginine. PMID:2877616

  13. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid-induced pemphigus vulgaris: case report.

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    Baroni, Adone; Russo, Teresa; Faccenda, Franco; Piccolo, Vincenzo

    2012-01-01

    Drug-induced pemphigus is a well-established variety of pemphigus, presenting with clinical and histopathologic features identical to idiopathic form. Medical history plays a fundamental role in the diagnosis of drug-induced pemphigus. A large variety of drugs have been implicated in its pathogenesis and they may induce acantholysis via biochemical and/or immune mechanism. We present a case of a 69-year-old woman affected by amoxicillin/clavulanic acid-induced pemphigus and discuss its pathogenetic mechanism.

  14. Complete Genome Sequence of Streptomyces clavuligerus F613-1, an Industrial Producer of Clavulanic Acid

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    Zhong, Chuanqing; Zong, Gongli; Fu, Jiafang; Liu, Zhong; Zhang, Guimin; Qin, Ronghuo

    2016-01-01

    Streptomyces clavuligerus strain F613-1 is an industrial strain with high-yield clavulanic acid production. In this study, the complete genome sequence of S. clavuligerus strain F613-1 was determined, including one linear chromosome and one linear plasmid, carrying numerous sets of genes involving in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid. PMID:27660792

  15. Complete Genome Sequence of Streptomyces clavuligerus F613-1, an Industrial Producer of Clavulanic Acid.

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    Cao, Guangxiang; Zhong, Chuanqing; Zong, Gongli; Fu, Jiafang; Liu, Zhong; Zhang, Guimin; Qin, Ronghuo

    2016-01-01

    Streptomyces clavuligerus strain F613-1 is an industrial strain with high-yield clavulanic acid production. In this study, the complete genome sequence of S. clavuligerus strain F613-1 was determined, including one linear chromosome and one linear plasmid, carrying numerous sets of genes involving in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid. PMID:27660792

  16. Clavulanic acid increases dopamine release in neuronal cells through a mechanism involving enhanced vesicle trafficking

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    Kost, Gina Chun; Selvaraj, Senthil; Lee, Young Bok; Kim, Deog Joong; Ahn, Chang-Ho; Singh, Brij B

    2011-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is a CNS-modulating compound with exceptional blood-brain barrier permeability and safety profile. Clavulanic acid has been proposed to have anti-depressant activity and is currently entering Phase IIb clinical trials for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Studies have also shown that clavulanic acid suppresses anxiety and enhances sexual functions in rodent and primate models by a mechanism involving central nervous system (CNS) modulation, although its detailed mechanism of action has yet to be elucidated. To further examine its potential as a CNS modulating agent as well as its mechanism of action, we investigated the effects of clavulanic acid in neuronal cells. Our results indicate that clavulanic acid enhances dopamine release in PC12 and SH-SY5Y cells without affecting dopamine synthesis. Furthermore, using affinity chromatography we were able to identify two proteins, Munc18-1 and Rab4 that potentially bind to clavulanic acid and play a critical role in neurosecretion and the vesicle trafficking process. Consistent with this result, an increase in the translocation of Munc18-1 and Rab4 from the cytoplasm to the plasma membrane was observed in clavulanic acid treated cells. Overall, these data suggest that clavulanic acid enhances dopamine release in a mechanism involving Munc18-1 and Rab4 modulation and warrants further investigation of its therapeutic use in CNS disorders, such as depression. PMID:21964384

  17. Clavulanic acid increases dopamine release in neuronal cells through a mechanism involving enhanced vesicle trafficking.

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    Kost, Gina Chun; Selvaraj, Senthil; Lee, Young Bok; Kim, Deog Joong; Ahn, Chang-Ho; Singh, Brij B

    2011-10-24

    Clavulanic acid is a CNS-modulating compound with exceptional blood-brain barrier permeability and safety profile. Clavulanic acid has been proposed to have anti-depressant activity and is currently entering Phase IIb clinical trials for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Studies have also shown that clavulanic acid suppresses anxiety and enhances sexual functions in rodent and primate models by a mechanism involving central nervous system (CNS) modulation, although its detailed mechanism of action has yet to be elucidated. To further examine its potential as a CNS modulating agent as well as its mechanism of action, we investigated the effects of clavulanic acid in neuronal cells. Our results indicate that clavulanic acid enhances dopamine release in PC12 and SH-SY5Y cells without affecting dopamine synthesis. Furthermore, using affinity chromatography we were able to identify two proteins, Munc18-1 and Rab4 that potentially bind to clavulanic acid and play a critical role in neurosecretion and the vesicle trafficking process. Consistent with this result, an increase in the translocation of Munc18-1 and Rab4 from the cytoplasm to the plasma membrane was observed in clavulanic acid treated cells. Overall, these data suggest that clavulanic acid enhances dopamine release in a mechanism involving Munc18-1 and Rab4 modulation and warrants further investigation of its therapeutic use in CNS disorders, such as depression.

  18. Complete Genome Sequence of Streptomyces clavuligerus F613-1, an Industrial Producer of Clavulanic Acid.

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    Cao, Guangxiang; Zhong, Chuanqing; Zong, Gongli; Fu, Jiafang; Liu, Zhong; Zhang, Guimin; Qin, Ronghuo

    2016-01-01

    Streptomyces clavuligerus strain F613-1 is an industrial strain with high-yield clavulanic acid production. In this study, the complete genome sequence of S. clavuligerus strain F613-1 was determined, including one linear chromosome and one linear plasmid, carrying numerous sets of genes involving in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid.

  19. Utilization of ornithine and arginine as specific precursors of clavulanic acid.

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    Romero, J; Liras, P; Martín, J F

    1986-01-01

    Ornithine and arginine (5 to 20 mM), but not glutamic acid or proline, exerted a concentration-dependent stimulatory effect on the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid in both resting-cell cultures and long-term fermentations of Streptomyces clavuligerus. Ornithine strongly inhibited cephamycin biosynthesis in the same strain. [1-14C]-, [5-14C]-, or [U-14 C] ornithine was efficiently incorporated into clavulanic acid, whereas the incorporation of uniformly labeled glutamic acid was very poor. [U-1...

  20. In vitro activity of clavulanic acid, amoxicillin, and ticarcillin against Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Bowie, W R

    1986-01-01

    In vitro, growth of Chlamydia trachomatis was not entirely eliminated by 960 micrograms of ticarcillin per ml, 64 micrograms of amoxicillin per ml, 32 micrograms of clavulanic acid per ml, a combination of ticarcillin (480 micrograms/ml) and clavulanic acid (32 micrograms/ml), and a combination of amoxicillin (32 micrograms/ml) and clavulanic acid (8 micrograms/ml). However, a greater than or equal to 99% decrease in the number of inclusions was obtained at concentrations readily attainable in serum. PMID:3707116

  1. Expansion of the Clavulanic Acid Gene Cluster: Identification and In Vivo Functional Analysis of Three New Genes Required for Biosynthesis of Clavulanic Acid by Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    Li, Rongfeng; Khaleeli, Nusrat; Townsend, Craig A.

    2000-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is a potent inhibitor of β-lactamase enzymes and is of demonstrated value in the treatment of infections by β-lactam-resistant bacteria. Previously, it was thought that eight contiguous genes within the genome of the producing strain Streptomyces clavuligerus were sufficient for clavulanic acid biosynthesis, because they allowed production of the antibiotic in a heterologous host (K. A. Aidoo, A. S. Paradkar, D. C. Alexander, and S. E. Jensen, p. 219–236, In V. P. Gullo et al., ed., Development in industrial microbiology series, 1993). In contrast, we report the identification of three new genes, orf10 (cyp), orf11 (fd), and orf12, that are required for clavulanic acid biosynthesis as indicated by gene replacement and trans-complementation analysis in S. clavuligerus. These genes are contained within a 3.4-kb DNA fragment located directly downstream of orf9 (cad) in the clavulanic acid cluster. While the orf10 (cyp) and orf11 (fd) proteins show homologies to other known CYP-150 cytochrome P-450 and [3Fe-4S] ferredoxin enzymes and may be responsible for an oxidative reaction late in the pathway, the protein encoded by orf12 shows no significant similarity to any known protein. The results of this study extend the biosynthetic gene cluster for clavulanic acid and attest to the importance of analyzing biosynthetic genes in the context of their natural host. Potential functional roles for these proteins are proposed. PMID:10869089

  2. Fermentation conditions that affect clavulanic acid production in Streptomyces clavuligerus: a systematic review

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    Hooi-Leng eSer

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The β-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid is frequently used in combination with β-lactam antibiotics to treat a wide spectrum of infectious diseases. Clavulanic acid prevents drug resistance by pathogens against these β-lactam antibiotics by preventing the degradation of the β-lactam ring, thus ensuring eradication of these harmful microorganisms from the host. This systematic review provides an overview on the fermentation conditions that affect the production of clavulanic acid in the firstly described producer, Streptomyces clavuligerus. A thorough search was conducted using predefined terms in several electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, ScienceDirect, EBSCO, from database inception to June 30th 2015. Studies must involve wild-type Streptomyces clavuligerus, and full texts needed to be available. A total of 29 eligible articles were identified. Based on the literature, several factors were identified that could affect the production of clavulanic acid in S. clavuligerus. The addition of glycerol or other vegetable oils (e.g. olive oil, corn oil could potentially affect clavulanic acid production. Furthermore, some amino acids such as arginine and ornithine, could serve as potential precursors to increase clavulanic acid yield. The comparison of different fermentation systems revealed that fed-batch fermentation yields higher amounts of clavulanic acid as compared to batch fermentation, probably due to the maintenance of substrates and constant monitoring of certain entities (such as pH, oxygen availability, etc.. Overall, these findings provide vital knowledge and insight that could assist media optimization and fermentation design for clavulanic acid production in S. clavuligerus.

  3. Fermentation Conditions that Affect Clavulanic Acid Production in Streptomyces clavuligerus: A Systematic Review

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    Ser, Hooi-Leng; Law, Jodi Woan-Fei; Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn; Jacob, Sabrina Anne; Palanisamy, Uma Devi; Chan, Kok-Gan; Goh, Bey-Hing; Lee, Learn-Han

    2016-01-01

    The β-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid is frequently used in combination with β-lactam antibiotics to treat a wide spectrum of infectious diseases. Clavulanic acid prevents drug resistance by pathogens against these β-lactam antibiotics by preventing the degradation of the β-lactam ring, thus ensuring eradication of these harmful microorganisms from the host. This systematic review provides an overview on the fermentation conditions that affect the production of clavulanic acid in the firstly described producer, Streptomyces clavuligerus. A thorough search was conducted using predefined terms in several electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, ScienceDirect, EBSCO), from database inception to June 30th 2015. Studies must involve wild-type Streptomyces clavuligerus, and full texts needed to be available. A total of 29 eligible articles were identified. Based on the literature, several factors were identified that could affect the production of clavulanic acid in S. clavuligerus. The addition of glycerol or other vegetable oils (e.g., olive oil, corn oil) could potentially affect clavulanic acid production. Furthermore, some amino acids such as arginine and ornithine, could serve as potential precursors to increase clavulanic acid yield. The comparison of different fermentation systems revealed that fed-batch fermentation yields higher amounts of clavulanic acid as compared to batch fermentation, probably due to the maintenance of substrates and constant monitoring of certain entities (such as pH, oxygen availability, etc.). Overall, these findings provide vital knowledge and insight that could assist media optimization and fermentation design for clavulanic acid production in S. clavuligerus. PMID:27148211

  4. Fermentation Conditions that Affect Clavulanic Acid Production in Streptomyces clavuligerus: A Systematic Review.

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    Ser, Hooi-Leng; Law, Jodi Woan-Fei; Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn; Jacob, Sabrina Anne; Palanisamy, Uma Devi; Chan, Kok-Gan; Goh, Bey-Hing; Lee, Learn-Han

    2016-01-01

    The β-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid is frequently used in combination with β-lactam antibiotics to treat a wide spectrum of infectious diseases. Clavulanic acid prevents drug resistance by pathogens against these β-lactam antibiotics by preventing the degradation of the β-lactam ring, thus ensuring eradication of these harmful microorganisms from the host. This systematic review provides an overview on the fermentation conditions that affect the production of clavulanic acid in the firstly described producer, Streptomyces clavuligerus. A thorough search was conducted using predefined terms in several electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, ScienceDirect, EBSCO), from database inception to June 30th 2015. Studies must involve wild-type Streptomyces clavuligerus, and full texts needed to be available. A total of 29 eligible articles were identified. Based on the literature, several factors were identified that could affect the production of clavulanic acid in S. clavuligerus. The addition of glycerol or other vegetable oils (e.g., olive oil, corn oil) could potentially affect clavulanic acid production. Furthermore, some amino acids such as arginine and ornithine, could serve as potential precursors to increase clavulanic acid yield. The comparison of different fermentation systems revealed that fed-batch fermentation yields higher amounts of clavulanic acid as compared to batch fermentation, probably due to the maintenance of substrates and constant monitoring of certain entities (such as pH, oxygen availability, etc.). Overall, these findings provide vital knowledge and insight that could assist media optimization and fermentation design for clavulanic acid production in S. clavuligerus.

  5. Augmentation of the in vitro activity of azlocillin against Bacteroides fragilis by clavulanic acid.

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    Bansal, M B; Chuah, S K; Thadepalli, H

    1984-01-01

    Azlocillin was active against 90% of 154 strains of Bacteroides fragilis at a concentration of 64 micrograms/ml. Twenty-eight strains of B. fragilis with an azlocillin MIC of greater than or equal to 8 micrograms/ml were retested with a combination of azlocillin plus clavulanic acid. Of these strains, 71% showed a 4- to 32-fold decrease in the MIC of azlocillin plus clavulanic acid. PMID:6517552

  6. Increase of Clavulanic acid production by using recombinant Streptomyces clavuligerus strain including claR gene

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    Maryam Kay

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available   Introduction : Clavulanic acid is a major β-lactam antibiotic which is produced by Streptomyces clavuligerus. Clavulanic acid is used in combination of strong but sensitive to β-lactamase antibiotics. The claR gene has an important role in regulation of clavulanic acid production and is needed for the expression of the genes in final step of clavulanic acid biosynthesis.   Materials and methods: The recombinant construct pMTclaR which contains claR gene is obtained from Isfahan University and plasmid extraction was done from Streptomyces lividans for next steps. The Streptomyces clavuligerus protoplast was prepared and transformation was done by using polyethylene glycol. Transformation was confirmed by plasmid extraction and PCR. Finally, bioassay method was used to survey the effect of extra copy of claR on clavulanic acid production .   Results : The typical chalky white colony of Streptomyces clavuligerus was seen on GYME plates containing thiostrepton antibiotic. Plasmid extraction was initially carried out. Furthermore, PCR reaction was done by claR specific primers and the 1334 bp band which was belonging to claR was detected. Finally, the bioassay was done and the diameters of zone of inhibition in control and sample were compared. The results of the bioassay show that amplification of the claR gene in multicopy plasmids resulted in a 2.5 fold increase in clavulanic acid production .   Discussion and conclusion : In this study the 3.3 fold increase in clavulanic acid production was obtained by using an expression vector containing claR. According to the clinical use of clavulanic acid, production of bacterial strains which are able to produce high level of antibiotic can help significantly in customization of antibiotic production.

  7. Screening of wild type Streptomyces isolates able to overproduce clavulanic acid.

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    Viana Marques, Daniela A; Santos-Ebinuma, Valéria de Carvalho; de Oliveira, Patrícia Maria Sobral; Lima, Gláucia Manoella de Souza; Araújo, Janete M; Lima-Filho, José L; Converti, Attilio; Pessoa-Júnior, Adalberto; Porto, Ana L F

    2014-01-01

    The selection of new microorganisms able to produce antimicrobial compounds is hoped for to reduce their production costs and the side effects caused by synthetic drugs. Clavulanic acid is a β-lactam antibiotic produced by submerged culture, which is widely used in medicine as a powerful inhibitor of β-lactamases, enzymes produced by bacteria resistant to antibiotics such penicillin and cephalosporin. The purpose of this work was to select the best clavulanic acid producer among strains of Streptomyces belonging to the Microorganism Collection of the Department of Antibiotics of the Federal University of Pernambuco (DAUFPE). Initially, the strains were studied for their capacity to inhibit the action of β-lactamases produced by Klebsiella aerogenes ATCC 15380. From these results, five strains were selected to investigate the batch kinetics of growth and clavulanic acid production in submerged culture carried out in flasks. The results were compared with the ones obtained by Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064 selected as a control strain. The best clavulanic acid producer was Streptomyces DAUFPE 3060, molecularly identified as Streptomyces variabilis, which increased the clavulanic acid production by 28% compared to the control strain. This work contributes to the enlargement of knowledge on new Streptomyces wild strains able to produce clavulanic acid by submerged culture.

  8. Screening of wild type Streptomyces isolates able to overproduce clavulanic acid

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    Daniela A. Viana Marques

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The selection of new microorganisms able to produce antimicrobial compounds is hoped for to reduce their production costs and the side effects caused by synthetic drugs. Clavulanic acid is a β-lactam antibiotic produced by submerged culture, which is widely used in medicine as a powerful inhibitor of β-lactamases, enzymes produced by bacteria resistant to antibiotics such penicillin and cephalosporin. The purpose of this work was to select the best clavulanic acid producer among strains of Streptomyces belonging to the Microorganism Collection of the Department of Antibiotics of the Federal University of Pernambuco (DAUFPE. Initially, the strains were studied for their capacity to inhibit the action of β-lactamases produced by Klebsiella aerogenes ATCC 15380. From these results, five strains were selected to investigate the batch kinetics of growth and clavulanic acid production in submerged culture carried out in flasks. The results were compared with the ones obtained by Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064 selected as a control strain. The best clavulanic acid producer was Streptomyces DAUFPE 3060, molecularly identified as Streptomyces variabilis, which increased the clavulanic acid production by 28% compared to the control strain. This work contributes to the enlargement of knowledge on new Streptomyces wild strains able to produce clavulanic acid by submerged culture.

  9. Optimization of the precipitation of clavulanic acid from fermented broth using t-octylamine as intermediate

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    D. B. Hirata

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    Full Text Available This work describes the use of clavulanic acid (CA precipitation as the final step in the process of purification of CA from fermentation broth as an alternative to conventional methods employed traditionally. The purpose of this study was to use a stable intermediate (t-octylamine between the conversion of CA to its salt form (potassium clavulanate, thereby enabling the resulting intermediate (amine salt of clavulanic acid to improve the purification process and maintain the stability of the resulting potassium clavulanate. To this end, response surface methodology was employed to optimize the precipitation step. For the first reaction, five temperatures (6.6 to 23.4 ºC, concentrations of clavulanic acid in organic solvent (6.6 to 23.4 mg/mL and t-octylamine inflow rates (0.33 to 1.17 drop/min were selected based on a central composite rotatable design (CCRD. For the second reaction, five temperatures (11.6 to 28.4 ºC, concentrations of clavulanic acid amine salt in organic solvent (8.2 to 41.8 mg/mL and concentrations of potassium 2-ethylhexanoate (0.2 to 1.2 molar were also selected using CCRD. From these results, precipitation conditions were selected and applied to the purification of CA from the fermentation broth, obtaining a yield of 72.37%.

  10. Effect of clavulanic acid on susceptibility of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli to eight beta-lactam antibiotics.

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    Gaudreau, C L; Lariviere, L A; Lauzer, J C; Turgeon, F F

    1987-01-01

    The effect of clavulanic acid on the susceptibility of 32 strains of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli to eight beta-lactam agents was studied. Almost all strains tested became susceptible to amoxicillin and ticarcillin with 1 microgram of clavulanic acid per ml. This compound had little or no effect on susceptibility to penicillin G, cephalothin, cefamandole, and cefoxitin. Clavulanic acid had a marginal effect on cefotaxime and moxalactam susceptibility. PMID:3619428

  11. Effect of clavulanic acid on susceptibility of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli to eight beta-lactam antibiotics.

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    Gaudreau, C L; Lariviere, L A; Lauzer, J C; Turgeon, F F

    1987-01-01

    The effect of clavulanic acid on the susceptibility of 32 strains of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli to eight beta-lactam agents was studied. Almost all strains tested became susceptible to amoxicillin and ticarcillin with 1 microgram of clavulanic acid per ml. This compound had little or no effect on susceptibility to penicillin G, cephalothin, cefamandole, and cefoxitin. Clavulanic acid had a marginal effect on cefotaxime and moxalactam susceptibility.

  12. Clavulanic acid induces penile erection and yawning in male rats: comparison with apomorphine.

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    Sanna, Fabrizio; Melis, Maria Rosaria; Angioni, Laura; Argiolas, Antonio

    2013-02-01

    The beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid induced penile erection and yawning in a dose dependent manner when given intraperitoneally (IP, 0.05-5mg/kg), perorally (OS, 0.1-5mg/kg) and intracereboventricularly (ICV, 0.01-5 μg/rat) to male rats. The effect resembles that of the dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine given subcutaneously (SC) (0.02-0.25mg/kg), although the responses of the latter followed a U inverted dose-response curve, disappearing at doses higher than 0.1mg/kg. Clavulanic acid responses were reduced by about 55% by haloperidol, a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist (0.1mg/kg IP), and by d(CH(2))(5)Tyr(Me)(2)-Orn(8)-vasotocin, an oxytocin receptor antagonist (2 μg/rat ICV), both given 15 min before clavulanic acid. A higher reduction of clavulanic acid responses (more than 80%) was also found with morphine, an opioid receptor agonist (5mg/kg IP), and with mianserin, a serotonin 5HT(2c) receptor antagonist (0.2mg/kg SC). In contrast, no reduction was found with naloxone, an opioid receptor antagonist (1mg/kg IP). The ability of haloperidol, d(CH(2))(5)Tyr(Me)(2)-Orn(8)-vasotocin and morphine to reduce clavulanic acid induced penile erection and yawning suggests that clavulanic acid induces these responses, at least in part, by increasing central dopaminergic neurotransmission. Dopamine in turn activates oxytocinergic neurotransmission and centrally released oxytocin induces penile erection and yawning. However, since both penile erection and yawning episodes were reduced not only by the blockade of central dopamine and oxytocin receptors and by the stimulation of opioid receptors, which inhibits oxytocinergic neurotransmission, but also by mianserin, an increase of central serotonin neurotransmission is also likely to participate in these clavulanic acid responses.

  13. Acquired resistance of Nocardia brasiliensis to clavulanic acid related to a change in beta-lactamase following therapy with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid.

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    Steingrube, V A; Wallace, R J; Brown, B A; Pang, Y; Zeluff, B; Steele, L C; Zhang, Y

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    Previous studies have demonstrated that Nocardia brasiliensis is susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and that its beta-lactamases are inhibited in vitro by clavulanic acid. A cardiac transplant patient with disseminated infection caused by N. brasiliensis was treated with this drug combination with good response, but relapsed while still on therapy. The relapse isolate was found to be identical to the initial isolate by using genomic DNA restriction fragment patterns obtained by pulsed field gel electrophoresis, but it was resistant to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. On isoelectric focusing, the beta-lactamase from the relapse isolate exhibited a shift in the isoelectric point (pI) of its major band from 5.10 to 5.04 compared with the enzyme from the pretreatment isolate. As determined by using values of the amount of beta-lactamase inhibitor necessary to give 50 +/- 5% inhibition of beta-lactamase-mediated hydrolysis of 50 microM nitrocefin, the beta-lactamase of the relapse isolate was also 200-fold more resistant than the enzyme from the pretreatment isolate to clavulanic acid and was more resistant to sulbactam, tazobactam, cloxacillin, and imipenem. The beta-lactamase of the relapse isolate exhibited a 10-fold decrease in hydrolytic activity for cephaloridine and other hydrolyzable cephalosporins compared with that for nitrocefin. Acquired resistance to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in this isolate of N. brasiliensis appears to have resulted from a mutational change affecting the inhibitor and active site(s) in the beta-lactamase. Images PMID:2039203

  14. Flux balance analysis in the production of clavulanic acid by Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Sánchez, Claudia; Quintero, Juan Carlos; Ochoa, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    In this work, in silico flux balance analysis is used for predicting the metabolic behavior of Streptomyces clavuligerus during clavulanic acid production. To choose the best objective function for use in the analysis, three different optimization problems are evaluated inside the flux balance analysis formulation: (i) maximization of the specific growth rate, (ii) maximization of the ATP yield, and (iii) maximization of clavulanic acid production. Maximization of ATP yield showed the best predictions for the cellular behavior. Therefore, flux balance analysis using ATP as objective function was used for analyzing different scenarios of nutrient limitations toward establishing the effect of limiting the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and oxygen sources on the growth and clavulanic acid production rates. Obtained results showed that ammonia and phosphate limitations are the ones most strongly affecting clavulanic acid biosynthesis. Furthermore, it was possible to identify the ornithine flux from the urea cycle and the α-ketoglutarate flux from the TCA cycle as the most determinant internal fluxes for promoting clavulanic acid production.

  15. Safety and Tolerability of Nebulized Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD (STONAC 1 and STONAC 2)

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    Nijdam, L.C.; Assink, M.D.M.; Kuijvenhoven, J.C.; Saegher, de M.E.A.; Valk, van der P.D.L.P.M.; Palen, van der J.; Brusse-Keizer, M.G.J.; Movig, K.L.L.

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    The safety and tolerability of nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid were determined in patients with stable COPD and during severe exacerbations of COPD. Nine stable COPD patients received doses ranging from 50:10 mg up to 300:60 mg amoxicillin clavulanic acid and eight patients hospitalised for a

  16. Structural and mechanistic studies of the orf12 gene product from the clavulanic acid biosynthesis pathway.

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    Valegård, Karin; Iqbal, Aman; Kershaw, Nadia J; Ivison, David; Généreux, Catherine; Dubus, Alain; Blikstad, Cecilia; Demetriades, Marina; Hopkinson, Richard J; Lloyd, Adrian J; Roper, David I; Schofield, Christopher J; Andersson, Inger; McDonough, Michael A

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    Structural and biochemical studies of the orf12 gene product (ORF12) from the clavulanic acid (CA) biosynthesis gene cluster are described. Sequence and crystallographic analyses reveal two domains: a C-terminal penicillin-binding protein (PBP)/β-lactamase-type fold with highest structural similarity to the class A β-lactamases fused to an N-terminal domain with a fold similar to steroid isomerases and polyketide cyclases. The C-terminal domain of ORF12 did not show β-lactamase or PBP activity for the substrates tested, but did show low-level esterase activity towards 3'-O-acetyl cephalosporins and a thioester substrate. Mutagenesis studies imply that Ser173, which is present in a conserved SXXK motif, acts as a nucleophile in catalysis, consistent with studies of related esterases, β-lactamases and D-Ala carboxypeptidases. Structures of wild-type ORF12 and of catalytic residue variants were obtained in complex with and in the absence of clavulanic acid. The role of ORF12 in clavulanic acid biosynthesis is unknown, but it may be involved in the epimerization of (3S,5S)-clavaminic acid to (3R,5R)-clavulanic acid.

  17. Prophylactic antibiotics for hysterectomy and cesarean section: amoxicillin-clavulanic acid versus cefazolin

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    Jyoti Malik

    2016-04-01

    Conclusions: Broad spectrum amoxicillin-clavulanic acid was not superior to cefazolin in prevention of post-operative infection when given as prophylaxis in hysterectomy and elective cesarean section. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(4.000: 980-983

  18. Genome-wide gene expression changes in an industrial clavulanic acid overproduction strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    Medema, M.H.; Alam, M.T.; Heijne, W.H.M.; Berg, M.A. van den; Müller, U.; Trefzer, A.; Bovenberg, R.A.L.; Breitling, R.; Takano, E.

    2011-01-01

    To increase production of the important pharmaceutical compound clavulanic acid, a beta-lactamase inhibitor, both random mutagenesis approaches and rational engineering of Streptomyces clavuligerus strains have been extensively applied. Here, for the first time, we compared genome-wide gene expressi

  19. Improvement of clavulanic acid production in Streptomyces clavuligerus by genetic manipulation of structural biosynthesis genes.

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    Jnawali, Hum Nath; Yoo, Jin Cheol; Sohng, Jae Kyung

    2011-06-01

    To enhance clavulanic acid production, four structural clavulanic acid biosynthesis genes, carboxyethylarginine synthase (ceas2), β-lactam synthetase (bls2), clavaminate synthase (cas2) and proclavaminate amidinohydrolase (pah2), were amplified from Streptomyces clavuligerus genomic DNA. They were cloned in the pSET152 integration and pIBR25 expression vectors containing the strong ermE* promoter to generate pHN18 and pHN19, respectively, and both plasmids were introduced into S. clavuligerus by protoplast transformation. Clavulanic acid production was increased by 8.7-fold (to ~310 mg/l) in integrative pHN18 transformants and by 5.1-fold in pHN19 transformants compared to controls. Transcriptional analyses showed that the expression levels of ceas2, bls2, cas2 and pah2 were markedly increased in both transformants as compared with wild-type. The elevation of the ceas2, bls2, cas2 and pah2 transcripts was consistent with the enhanced production of clavulanic acid.

  20. Role of σ-factor (orf21) in clavulanic acid production in Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL3585.

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    Jnawali, Hum Nath; Liou, Kwangkyoung; Sohng, Jae Kyung

    2011-07-20

    A putative sigma factor gene, orf21, was disrupted or overexpressed in the wild-type clavulanic acid (CA) producer Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL3585 and characterized. An orf21 mutant (Streptomyces clavuligerus HN14) of S. clavuligerus was obtained by insertional inactivation via double-crossover. Although there was little reduction of sporulation in the mutant, the growth pattern was similar between mutant and wild-type. The production was reduced by 10-15% in S. clavuligerus HN14 compared to that in wild-type. Overexpression of orf21 in wild-type cells caused hyperproduction of spores on solid medium and increased clavulanic acid production by 1.43-fold. The overexpression of orf21 in wild-type S. clavuligerus stimulated the expression of the early clavulanic acid genes, ceas2 and cas2, and the regulatory gene, ccaR, as demonstrated by RT-PCR. The elevation of the ceas2, cas2 and ccaR transcripts was consistent with the enhanced production of clavulanic acid.

  1. Moxifloxacin versus amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in outpatient acute exacerbations of COPD: MAESTRAL results.

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    Wilson, Robert; Anzueto, Antonio; Miravitlles, Marc; Arvis, Pierre; Alder, Jeff; Haverstock, Daniel; Trajanovic, Mila; Sethi, Sanjay

    2012-07-01

    Bacterial infections causing acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) frequently require antibacterial treatment. More evidence is needed to guide antibiotic choice. The Moxifloxacin in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis TriaL (MAESTRAL) was a multiregional, randomised, double-blind non-inferiority outpatient study. Patients were aged ≥ 60 yrs, with an Anthonisen type I exacerbation, a forced expiratory volume in 1 s clavulanic acid 875/125 mg p.o. b.i.d. (7 days). The primary end-point was clinical failure 8 weeks post-therapy in the per protocol population. Moxifloxacin was noninferior to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid at the primary end-point (111 (20.6%) out of 538, versus 114 (22.0%) out of 518, respectively; 95% CI -5.89-3.83%). In patients with confirmed bacterial AECOPD, moxifloxacin led to significantly lower clinical failure rates than amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (in the intent-to-treat with pathogens, 62 (19.0%) out of 327 versus 85 (25.4%) out of 335, respectively; p=0.016). Confirmed bacterial eradication at end of therapy was associated with higher clinical cure rates at 8 weeks post-therapy overall (p=0.0014) and for moxifloxacin (p=0.003). Patients treated with oral corticosteroids had more severe disease and higher failure rates. The MAESTRAL study showed that moxifloxacin was as effective as amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in the treatment of outpatients with AECOPD. Both therapies were well tolerated.

  2. Genome-wide gene expression changes in an industrial clavulanic acid overproduction strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Medema, M.H.; Alam, M.T.; Heijne, W.H.; Berg, M.A.M.C. van den; Muller, U.; Trefzer, A.; Bovenberg, R.A.; Breitling, R.; Takano, E.

    2011-01-01

    To increase production of the important pharmaceutical compound clavulanic acid, a beta-lactamase inhibitor, both random mutagenesis approaches and rational engineering of Streptomyces clavuligerus strains have been extensively applied. Here, for the first time, we compared genome-wide gene expressi

  3. Bone Penetration of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid Evaluated by Population Pharmacokinetics and Monte Carlo Simulation▿

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    Landersdorfer, Cornelia B.; Kinzig, Martina; Bulitta, Jürgen B.; Hennig, Friedrich F.; Holzgrabe, Ulrike; Sörgel, Fritz; Gusinde, Johannes

    2009-01-01

    Amoxicillin (amoxicilline)-clavulanic acid has promising activity against pathogens that cause bone infections. We present the first evaluation of the bone penetration of a beta-lactam by population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic profiling via Monte Carlo simulations. Twenty uninfected patients undergoing total hip replacement received a single intravenous infusion of 2,000 mg/200 mg amoxicillin-clavulanic acid before surgery. Blood and bone specimens were collected. Bone samples were pulverized under liquid nitrogen with a cryogenic mill, including an internal standard. The drug concentrations in serum and total bone were analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. We used NONMEM and S-ADAPT for population pharmacokinetic analysis and a target time of the non-protein-bound drug concentration above the MIC for ≥50% of the dosing interval for near-maximal bactericidal activity in serum. The median of the ratio of the area under the curve (AUC) for bone/AUC for serum was 20% (10th to 90th percentile for between-subject variability [variability], 16 to 25%) in cortical bone and 18% (variability, 11 to 29%) in cancellous bone for amoxicillin and 15% (variability, 11 to 21%) in cortical bone and 10% (variability, 5.1 to 21%) in cancellous bone for clavulanic acid. Analysis in S-ADAPT yielded similar results. The equilibration half-lives between serum and bone were 12 min for amoxicillin and 14 min for clavulanic acid. For a 30-min infusion of 2,000 mg/200 mg amoxicillin-clavulanic acid every 4 h, amoxicillin achieved robust (≥90%) probabilities of target attainment (PTAs) for MICs of ≤12 mg/liter in serum and 2 to 3 mg/liter in bone and population PTAs above 95% against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in bone and serum. The AUC of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid was 5 to 10 times lower in bone than in serum, and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid achieved a rapid equilibrium and favorable population PTAs against pathogens commonly

  4. Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a case report

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    Ravi Shankar Manchukonda

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS is an immune complex mediated hypersensitivity complex that typically involves the skin and the mucous membranes. Various etiologic factors (e.g., infection, drugs and malignancies have been implicated as causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. However, as many as half of the cases are idiopathic. Bastuji and Roujeau proposed that the denomination of Stevens-Johnson syndrome should be used for a syndrome characterized by mucous membrane erosions and widespread small blisters that arise on erythematous or purpuric maculae that are different from classic targets. In this case report, a 6 year old girl who was administered a cough syrup (containing bromhexine, guaiphenesin, diphenhydramine and phenylephrine and amoxycillin and clavulanic acid dispersible tablet for the treatment of cough developed pruritic skin eruptions all over the body along with painful erosions on the tongue, buccal mucosa, genital and anal mucosa. A diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome was made. Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid combination was identified as the culprit based on the temporal relationship between the drug administration and the appearance of the rashes and based on a number of SJS reports implicating amoxycillin and clavulanic acid having been published before. The cough syrup and amoxycillin and clavulanic acid combination tablets were immediately stopped. Symptomatic treatment was administered. The child improved and was later discharged. Causality assessment using Naranjo adverse drug reaction probability scale revealed that amoxycillin and clavulanic acid combination was a possible cause for the harmful cutaneous adverse reaction with a score of 4. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(3.000: 1140-1144

  5. In vitro and in vivo synergism between amoxicillin and clavulanic acid against ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae type b.

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    Yogev, R; Melick, C; Kabat, W J

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    Eight strans of ampicillin-resistant beta-lactamase-producing Haemophilus influenzae type b were studied in vitro for synergy between amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. The minimal inhibitory concentrations for amoxicillin alone were 6.25 to 12.5 microgram/ml, and for clavulanic acid alone they were 12.5 to 25 microgram/ml. However, seven of eight strains were inhibited by a combination of 0.36 microgram of amoxicillin and 0.36 microgram of clavulanic acid per ml. Infant rat models of bacteremi...

  6. Antinociceptive effect of clavulanic acid and its preventive activity against development of morphine tolerance and dependence in animal models.

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    Hajhashemi, V; Dehdashti, Kh

    2014-01-01

    Glutamate has a key role in pain perception and also development of tolerance and dependence to morphine. It has been reported that clavulanic acid affects glutamatergic transmission via activation of glutamate transporter. Therefore the present study was aimed to evaluate the possible antinociceptive effect of clavulanic acid and its preventive activity against development of morphine tolerance and dependence in animal models. Male Swiss mice (25-30 g) were used in this study. Acetic acid-induced writhing, formalin test and hot plate method were used to assess the antinociceptive effect of clavulanic acid. Morphine (30 mg/kg, s.c.) was administered to the mice two times a day (8 AM and 4 PM) for 3 days in order to produce tolerance. To develop morphine dependence, morphine sulfate (50, 50 and 75 mg/kg) was injected at 8 and 12 AM and 16 PM respectively and for 3 consecutive days. Naloxone (5 mg/kg, i.p) was used to induce morphine withdrawal syndrome and the number of jumps and presence of ptosis, piloerection, tremor, sniffing and diarrhea were recorded and compared with control group. Clavulanic acid at doses of 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg inhibited abdominal constriction and licking behavior of acetic acid and formalin-induced pain respectively. Clavulanic acid was not able to show any antinociception in hot plate model and could not prevent development of tolerance and dependence to morphine. Clavulanic acid has considerable antinociceptive activity and further studies are needed to clarify its exact mechanism.

  7. Cefepime combined with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid: a new choice for the KPC-producing K. pneumoniae infection

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    Shujuan Ji

    2015-09-01

    Conclusions: In contrast to the currently recommended tigecycline-based therapy, cefepime and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination was an effective and economical option to KPC-KP infection in China.

  8. Effects of packaging and storage conditions on the quality of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid – an analysis of Cambodian samples

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    Khan, Mohiuddin Hussain; Hatanaka, Kirara; Sovannarith, Tey; Nivanna, Nam; Casas, Lidia Cecilia Cadena; Yoshida, Naoko; Tsuboi, Hirohito; Tanimoto, Tsuyoshi; Kimura, Kazuko

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    Background The use of substandard and degraded medicines is a major public health problem in developing countries such as Cambodia. A collaborative study was conducted to evaluate the quality of amoxicillin–clavulanic acid preparations under tropical conditions in a developing country. Methods Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid tablets were obtained from outlets in Cambodia. Packaging condition, printed information, and other sources of information were examined. The samples were tested for quantity...

  9. Stability of clavulanic acid in PEG/citrate and liquid–liquid extraction in aqueous two-phase system

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    Carneiro-da-Cunha, M. N.; Souza, K. P. S.; Mota, A; J.A. Teixeira; Porto, C S; Porto, Tatiana Souza; Porto, Ana L. F.

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    β-Lactamases are enzymes responsible for the hydrolysis of β-lactam antibiotics, being produced by several pathogenic bacteria. Clavulanic acid is a commercially and clinically important β-lactamase inhibitor, its extraction being possible by the application of aqueous two-phase system. In this study, clavulanic acid stability was investigated at different molar mass PEG (400, 1 000 and 20 000 g mol−1) and at different citrate concentrations (5 and 20%) PEG/citrate aqueous-two phase systems (...

  10. Efficacy of cefpodoxime with clavulanic Acid in the treatment of recurrent pyoderma in dogs.

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    Sudhakara Reddy, B; Nalini Kumari, K; Vaikunta Rao, V; Rayulu, V C

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    In the present study on recurrent pyoderma, dogs with a history of more than three episodes of skin infections in a period of one year were selected. The associated conditions and (or) underlying factors revealed upon thorough investigation were demodicosis, Malassezia dermatitis, flea infestation, hypothyroidism, keratinization disorder (seborrhea), combination of Malassezia dermatitis and tick infestation, and a combination of scabies and tick infestation. Therapy was given with cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid along with appropriate simultaneous medication for the underlying associated conditions. In all the cases response to therapy was excellent. Improvement was noticed by 9 to 19 days and 17 to 21 days in recurrent superficial and deep pyoderma, respectively. In one dog, relapse occurred by 45 days due to the associated condition of hypothyroidism which was confirmed through laboratory findings. Cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid proved to be an effective, safe, and convenient antibiotic for the treatment of recurrent pyoderma in dogs without any side effects. PMID:24977045

  11. Genome‐wide gene expression changes in an industrial clavulanic acid overproduction strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    Medema, Marnix H.; Alam, Mohammad T.; Heijne, Wilbert H. M.; van den Berg, Marco A.; Müller, Ulrike; Trefzer, Axel; Bovenberg, Roel A. L.; Breitling, Rainer; Takano, Eriko

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    Summary To increase production of the important pharmaceutical compound clavulanic acid, a β‐lactamase inhibitor, both random mutagenesis approaches and rational engineering of Streptomyces clavuligerus strains have been extensively applied. Here, for the first time, we compared genome‐wide gene expression of an industrial S. clavuligerus strain, obtained through iterative mutagenesis, with that of the wild‐type strain. Intriguingly, we found that the majority of the changes contributed not to a complex rewiring of primary metabolism but consisted of a simple upregulation of various antibiotic biosynthesis gene clusters. A few additional transcriptional changes in primary metabolism at key points seem to divert metabolic fluxes to the biosynthetic precursors for clavulanic acid. In general, the observed changes largely coincide with genes that have been targeted by rational engineering in recent years, yet the presence of a number of previously unexplored genes clearly demonstrates that functional genomic analysis can provide new leads for strain improvement in biotechnology. PMID:21342474

  12. Simultaneous RP-HPLC Estimation of Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Clavulanic Acid in Tablets

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    Malathi, S.; Dubey, R. N.; Venkatnarayanan, R.

    2009-01-01

    A new, simple, precise, rapid and accurate RP-HPLC method has been developed for the simultaneous estimation of cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid from pharmaceutical dosage forms. The method was carried out on a Zorbax Eclipse XDB 5 μ C 18 (150×4.6 mm) column with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile:50 mM potassium dihydrogen phosphate buffer (pH 3.0, 70:30 v/v) at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min. Detection was carried out at 228 nm. Aspirin was used as an internal standard. The retention time of clavulanic acid, cefpodoxime proxetil and aspirin was 4.43, 6.44 and 5.6 min, respectively. The developed method was validated in terms of accuracy, precision, linearity, limit of detection, limit of quantification and solution stability. The proposed method can be used for the estimation of these drugs in combined dosage forms. PMID:20177474

  13. Simultaneous RP-HPLC estimation of cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid in tablets

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    Malathi S

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A new, simple, precise, rapid and accurate RP-HPLC method has been developed for the simultaneous estimation of cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid from pharmaceutical dosage forms. The method was carried out on a Zorbax Eclipse XDB 5 µ C 18 (150x4.6 mm column with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile:50 mM potassium dihydrogen phosphate buffer (pH 3.0, 70:30 v/v at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min. Detection was carried out at 228 nm. Aspirin was used as an internal standard. The retention time of clavulanic acid, cefpodoxime proxetil and aspirin was 4.43, 6.44 and 5.6 min, respectively. The developed method was validated in terms of accuracy, precision, linearity, limit of detection, limit of quantification and solution stability. The proposed method can be used for the estimation of these drugs in combined dosage forms.

  14. Theoretical study of the alkaline hydrolysis of an aza-β-lactam derivative of clavulanic acid

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    Garcías, Rafael C.; Coll, Miguel; Donoso, Josefa; Muñoz, Francisco

    2003-04-01

    DFT calculations based on the hybrid functional B3LYP/6-31+G * were used to study the alkaline hydrolysis of an aza-clavulanic acid, which results from the substitution of the carbon atom at position 6 in clavulanic acid by a nitrogen atom. The presence of the nitrogen atom endows the compound with special properties; in fact, once formed, the tetrahedral intermediate can evolve with cleavage of the N 4-C 7 or N 6-C 7 bond, which obviously leads to different reaction products. These differential bond cleavages may play a central role in the inactivation of β-lactamases, so the compound may be a powerful inactivator of these enzymes.

  15. Efficacy of cefpodoxime with clavulanic Acid in the treatment of recurrent pyoderma in dogs.

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    Sudhakara Reddy, B; Nalini Kumari, K; Vaikunta Rao, V; Rayulu, V C

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    In the present study on recurrent pyoderma, dogs with a history of more than three episodes of skin infections in a period of one year were selected. The associated conditions and (or) underlying factors revealed upon thorough investigation were demodicosis, Malassezia dermatitis, flea infestation, hypothyroidism, keratinization disorder (seborrhea), combination of Malassezia dermatitis and tick infestation, and a combination of scabies and tick infestation. Therapy was given with cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid along with appropriate simultaneous medication for the underlying associated conditions. In all the cases response to therapy was excellent. Improvement was noticed by 9 to 19 days and 17 to 21 days in recurrent superficial and deep pyoderma, respectively. In one dog, relapse occurred by 45 days due to the associated condition of hypothyroidism which was confirmed through laboratory findings. Cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid proved to be an effective, safe, and convenient antibiotic for the treatment of recurrent pyoderma in dogs without any side effects.

  16. Genome-wide gene expression changes in an industrial clavulanic acid overproduction strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Medema, Marnix H; Alam, Mohammad T; Heijne, Wilbert H M; van den Berg, Marco A; Müller, Ulrike; Trefzer, Axel; Bovenberg, Roel A L; Breitling, Rainer; Takano, Eriko

    2011-03-01

    To increase production of the important pharmaceutical compound clavulanic acid, a β-lactamase inhibitor, both random mutagenesis approaches and rational engineering of Streptomyces clavuligerus strains have been extensively applied. Here, for the first time, we compared genome-wide gene expression of an industrial S. clavuligerus strain, obtained through iterative mutagenesis, with that of the wild-type strain. Intriguingly, we found that the majority of the changes contributed not to a complex rewiring of primary metabolism but consisted of a simple upregulation of various antibiotic biosynthesis gene clusters. A few additional transcriptional changes in primary metabolism at key points seem to divert metabolic fluxes to the biosynthetic precursors for clavulanic acid. In general, the observed changes largely coincide with genes that have been targeted by rational engineering in recent years, yet the presence of a number of previously unexplored genes clearly demonstrates that functional genomic analysis can provide new leads for strain improvement in biotechnology.

  17. Meropenem-clavulanic acid shows activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vivo.

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    England, Kathleen; Boshoff, Helena I M; Arora, Kriti; Weiner, Danielle; Dayao, Emmanuel; Schimel, Daniel; Via, Laura E; Barry, Clifton E

    2012-06-01

    The carbapenems imipenem and meropenem in combination with clavulanic acid reduced the bacterial burden in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected macrophages by 2 logs over 6 days. Despite poor stability in solution and a short half-life in rodents, treatment of chronically infected mice revealed significant reductions of bacterial burden in the lungs and spleens. Our results show that meropenem has activity in two in vivo systems, but stability and pharmacokinetics of long-term administration will offer significant challenges to clinical evaluation.

  18. Optimization of clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces daufpe 3060 by response surface methodology

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    Marques, Daniela A. Viana; Cunha, Márcia N. Carneiro; Araújo, Janete M.; Lima-Filho, José L.; Converti, Attilio; Pessoa-Jr, Adalberto; Porto, Ana L. Figueiredo

    2011-01-01

    Clavulanic acid is a ß-lactam antibiotic which has a potent ß-lactamase inhibiting activity. In order to optimize its production by the new isolate Streptomyces DAUFPE 3060, the influence of two independent variables, temperature and soybean flour concentration, on clavulanic acid and biomass concentrations was investigated in 250 mL-Erlenmeyers according to a 22 central composite design. To this purpose, temperature and soybean flour (SF) concentration were varied in the ranges 26–34°C and 10–50 g/L, respectively, and the results evaluated utilizing the Response Surface Methodology. The experimental maximum production of clavulanic acid (629 mg/L) was obtained at 32°C and 40 g/L SF after 48 h, while the maximum biomass concentration (3.9 g/L) at 30°C and 50 g/L soybean flour, respectively. These values are satisfactorily close to those (640 mg/L and 3.75 g/L, respectively) predicted by the model, thereby demonstrating the validity of the mathematical approach adopted in this study. PMID:24031677

  19. A combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in the treatment of pyoderma in children

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    Kar P

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available The efficacy and safety of amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid was compared with that of amoxicillin, erythromycin and co-trimoxazole in an open label, randomized trial in 50 children in each group (total 200 with mild to severe pyodermas. Majority (47% had impetigo. Fifty (25% children had mild pyoderma, 56 (28% had moderate and 94 (47% children had severe pyoderma. Pure growth of S aureus was isolated in 130 (65% children, S pyogenes in 42 (21% and both organisms in 28 (14% children. In mild to moderate pyoderma either of the drug tried was equally effective. In severe pyoderma, 24 of twenty five (96% children receiving amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid, 18 of twenty (90% children in amoxicillin group, 20 of twenty four (83.3% children in erythromycin group and 13 of twenty five (52% children in co-trimoxazole group showed clinical cure of therapy. Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid was well tolerated in children and there was no significant side effect except mild diarrhoea in two cases (4% which was well controlled by taking the drug with meals.

  20. Optimization of clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces daufpe 3060 by response surface methodology

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    Daniela A. Viana Marques

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Clavulanic acid is a β-lactam antibiotic which has a potent β-lactamase inhibiting activity. In order to optimize its production by the new isolate Streptomyces DAUFPE 3060, the influence of two independent variables, temperature and soybean flour concentration, on clavulanic acid and biomass concentrations was investigated in 250 mL-Erlenmeyers according to a 2² central composite design. To this purpose, temperature and soybean flour (SF concentration were varied in the ranges 26-34°C and 10-50 g/L, respectively, and the results evaluated utilizing the Response Surface Methodology. The experimental maximum production of clavulanic acid (629 mg/L was obtained at 32°C and 40 g/L SF after 48 h, while the maximum biomass concentration (3.9 g/L at 30°C and 50 g/L soybean flour, respectively. These values are satisfactorily close to those (640 mg/L and 3.75 g/L, respectively predicted by the model, thereby demonstrating the validity of the mathematical approach adopted in this study.

  1. Clinical trial of the efficacy and safety of ticarcillin and clavulanic acid.

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    Roselle, G A; Bode, R; Hamilton, B; Bibler, M; Sullivan, R; Douce, R; Staneck, J L; Bullock, W E

    1985-01-01

    Forty-three hospitalized patients were treated with a new antibiotic combination containing ticarcillin plus the beta-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid, in a fixed combination for intravenous use. A variety of infections were treated, including pneumonia, bacteremia, urinary tract infection, and osteomyelitis. Of 50 episodes of infection in 43 patients, 44 clinical cures were obtained, with 5 patients improving and 1 patient failing to respond to treatment. In vitro susceptibility testing of 101 clinical isolates was notable for the rarity of resistance to the combination antibiotic. Of specific interest, all 14 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were susceptible to ticarcillin plus clavulanic acid, whereas only 2 of the 14 isolates were susceptible to ticarcillin alone. Adverse reactions to the study drug were minimal; eosinophilia, unaccompanied by other allergic phenomena, and oral candidiasis were most frequent. Overall, the combination of ticarcillin with the beta-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid, appears to be a safe and effective drug for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms. PMID:3888101

  2. Augmented renal clearance implies a need for increased amoxicillin-clavulanic acid dosing in critically ill children.

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    De Cock, Pieter A J G; Standing, Joseph F; Barker, Charlotte I S; de Jaeger, Annick; Dhont, Evelyn; Carlier, Mieke; Verstraete, Alain G; Delanghe, Joris R; Robays, Hugo; De Paepe, Peter

    2015-11-01

    There is little data available to guide amoxicillin-clavulanic acid dosing in critically ill children. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of both compounds in this pediatric subpopulation. Patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) in whom intravenous amoxicillin-clavulanic acid was indicated (25 to 35 mg/kg of body weight every 6 h) were enrolled. Population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted, and the clinical outcome was documented. A total of 325 and 151 blood samples were collected from 50 patients (median age, 2.58 years; age range, 1 month to 15 years) treated with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, respectively. A three-compartment model for amoxicillin and a two-compartment model for clavulanic acid best described the data, in which allometric weight scaling and maturation functions were added a priori to scale for size and age. In addition, plasma cystatin C and concomitant treatment with vasopressors were identified to have a significant influence on amoxicillin clearance. The typical population values of clearance for amoxicillin and clavulanic acid were 17.97 liters/h/70 kg and 12.20 liters/h/70 kg, respectively. In 32% of the treated patients, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid therapy was stopped prematurely due to clinical failure, and the patient was switched to broader-spectrum antibiotic treatment. Monte Carlo simulations demonstrated that four-hourly dosing of 25 mg/kg was required to achieve the therapeutic target for both amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. For patients with augmented renal function, a 1-h infusion was preferable to bolus dosing. Current published dosing regimens result in subtherapeutic concentrations in the early period of sepsis due to augmented renal clearance, which risks clinical failure in critically ill children, and therefore need to be updated. (This study has been registered at Clinicaltrials.gov as an observational study [NCT02456974].).

  3. An improved HPLC-DAD method for clavulanic acid quantification in fermentation broths of Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Ramirez-Malule, Howard; Junne, Stefan; López, Carlos; Zapata, Julian; Sáez, Alex; Neubauer, Peter; Rios-Estepa, Rigoberto

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    Clavulanic acid (CA) is an important secondary metabolite commercially produced by cultivation of Streptomyces clavuligerus (Sc). It is a potent inhibitor of bacterial β-lactamases. In this work, a specific and improved high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method, using a C-18 reversed phase column, diode array detector and gradient elution for CA quantification in fermentation broths of Sc, was developed and successfully validated. Samples were imidazole-derivatized for the purpose of creating a stable chromophore (clavulanate-imidazole). The calibration curve was linear over a typical range of CA concentration between 0.2 and 400mg/L. The detection and quantification limits were 0.01 and 0.02mg/L, respectively. The precision of the method was evaluated for CA spiked into production media and a recovery of 103.8%, on average, was obtained. The clavulanate-imidazole complex was not stable when the samples were not cooled during the analysis. The recovery rate was 39.3% on average. This assay was successfully tested for CA quantification in samples from Sc fermentation, using both, a chemically defined and a complex medium.

  4. The influence of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin with clavulanic acid on the aerobic flora of the alimentary tract.

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    Vlaspolder, F; de Zeeuw, G; Rozenberg-Arska, M; Egyedi, P; Verhoef, J

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    In a randomized study, 42 patients undergoing extensive maxillo-facial surgery (correction of the position of the mandible or maxilla by using autologous bone transplants) received prophylactically ten-day courses of either flucloxacillin or amoxicillin with clavulanic acid. Patients were comparable with regard to age and type of surgery. During the prophylactic treatment the effect of antibiotics used on the microbial flora of the alimentary tract was studied. Patients receiving flucloxacillin showed increased numbers of Klebsiella spp. isolated from the faeces (59% of the patients versus 19% of the patients receiving amoxicillin with clavulanic acid). Patients receiving amoxicillin with clavulanic acid showed higher colonization rates of oropharynx with Enterobacteriaceae than patients receiving flucloxacillin (ten patients versus five patients). 60% of those strains isolated from patients receiving amoxicillin with clavulanic acid were resistant to this combination, as compared to 20% of gram-negative bacilli isolated from patients receiving flucloxacillin. In 50% of patients receiving amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, colonization of the gut with yeast occurred, as compared to 18% of patients receiving flucloxacillin. Only one infection leading to a partial loss of the graft was seen in the group of patients receiving flucloxacillin.

  5. Safety and Tolerability of Nebulized Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD (STONAC 1 and STONAC 2).

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    Nijdam, L C; Assink, M D M; Kuijvenhoven, J C; de Saegher, M E A; van der Valk, P D L P M; van der Palen, J; Brusse-Keizer, M G J; Movig, K L L

    2016-08-01

    The safety and tolerability of nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid were determined in patients with stable COPD and during severe exacerbations of COPD. Nine stable COPD patients received doses ranging from 50:10 mg up to 300:60 mg amoxicillin clavulanic acid and eight patients hospitalised for a COPD exacerbation received fixed doses 200/40 mg twice daily. Safety was evaluated by spirometry before and after inhalation. Tolerability was evaluated by questionnaire. Plasma and expectorated sputum samples were assayed for amoxicillin content. Seventeen patients underwent in total 100 nebulizations with amoxicillin clavulanic acid. In this safety and tolerability study no clinically relevant deteriorations in FEV1 were observed. Nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid produces sputum concentrations well above the Minimal Inhibiting Concentration of 90% for potential pathogenic micro-organisms, with low concentrations in the central compartment (low systemic exposure). Based on spirometry and reported side effects, inhalation of nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid seems to be safe and well tolerated, both in stable patients with COPD as in those experiencing a severe exacerbation. Levels of amoxicillin were adequate. PMID:26744171

  6. Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid for the Treatment of Odontogenic Infections: A Randomised Study Comparing Efficacy and Tolerability versus Clindamycin

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    Archiel Launch Tancawan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Treatment of odontogenic infections includes surgical drainage and adjunctive antibiotics. This study was designed to generate efficacy and safety data to support twice daily dosing of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid compared to clindamycin in odontogenic infections. Methods. This was a phase IV, randomised, observer blind study; 472 subjects were randomised to receive amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (875 mg/125 mg BID, n=235 or clindamycin (150 mg QID, n=237 for 5 or 7 days based on clinical response. The primary endpoint was percentage of subjects achieving clinical success (composite measure of pain, swelling, fever, and additional antimicrobial therapy required at the end of treatment. Results. The upper limit of two-sided 95% confidence interval for the treatment difference between the study arms (7.7% was within protocol specified noninferiority margin of 10%, thus demonstrating noninferiority of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid to clindamycin. Secondary efficacy results showed a higher clinical success rate at Day 5 in the amoxicillin/clavulanic acid arm. Most adverse events (raised liver enzymes, diarrhoea, and headache were similar across both arms and were of mild to moderate intensity. Conclusion. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was comparable to clindamycin in achieving clinical success (88.2% versus 89.7% in acute odontogenic infections and the safety profile was consistent with the known side effects of both drugs. Trial Registration. This trial is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT02141217.

  7. Safety and Tolerability of Nebulized Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD (STONAC 1 and STONAC 2).

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    Nijdam, L C; Assink, M D M; Kuijvenhoven, J C; de Saegher, M E A; van der Valk, P D L P M; van der Palen, J; Brusse-Keizer, M G J; Movig, K L L

    2016-08-01

    The safety and tolerability of nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid were determined in patients with stable COPD and during severe exacerbations of COPD. Nine stable COPD patients received doses ranging from 50:10 mg up to 300:60 mg amoxicillin clavulanic acid and eight patients hospitalised for a COPD exacerbation received fixed doses 200/40 mg twice daily. Safety was evaluated by spirometry before and after inhalation. Tolerability was evaluated by questionnaire. Plasma and expectorated sputum samples were assayed for amoxicillin content. Seventeen patients underwent in total 100 nebulizations with amoxicillin clavulanic acid. In this safety and tolerability study no clinically relevant deteriorations in FEV1 were observed. Nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid produces sputum concentrations well above the Minimal Inhibiting Concentration of 90% for potential pathogenic micro-organisms, with low concentrations in the central compartment (low systemic exposure). Based on spirometry and reported side effects, inhalation of nebulized amoxicillin clavulanic acid seems to be safe and well tolerated, both in stable patients with COPD as in those experiencing a severe exacerbation. Levels of amoxicillin were adequate.

  8. Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid for the Treatment of Odontogenic Infections: A Randomised Study Comparing Efficacy and Tolerability versus Clindamycin.

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    Tancawan, Archiel Launch; Pato, Maria Noemi; Abidin, Khamiza Zainol; Asari, A S Mohd; Thong, Tran Xuan; Kochhar, Puja; Muganurmath, Chandra; Twynholm, Monique; Barker, Keith

    2015-01-01

    Background. Treatment of odontogenic infections includes surgical drainage and adjunctive antibiotics. This study was designed to generate efficacy and safety data to support twice daily dosing of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid compared to clindamycin in odontogenic infections. Methods. This was a phase IV, randomised, observer blind study; 472 subjects were randomised to receive amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (875 mg/125 mg BID, n = 235) or clindamycin (150 mg QID, n = 237) for 5 or 7 days based on clinical response. The primary endpoint was percentage of subjects achieving clinical success (composite measure of pain, swelling, fever, and additional antimicrobial therapy required) at the end of treatment. Results. The upper limit of two-sided 95% confidence interval for the treatment difference between the study arms (7.7%) was within protocol specified noninferiority margin of 10%, thus demonstrating noninferiority of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid to clindamycin. Secondary efficacy results showed a higher clinical success rate at Day 5 in the amoxicillin/clavulanic acid arm. Most adverse events (raised liver enzymes, diarrhoea, and headache) were similar across both arms and were of mild to moderate intensity. Conclusion. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was comparable to clindamycin in achieving clinical success (88.2% versus 89.7%) in acute odontogenic infections and the safety profile was consistent with the known side effects of both drugs. Trial Registration. This trial is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT02141217.

  9. Effects of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid on the pharmacokinetics of valproic acid.

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    Lee, Soo-Yun; Huh, Wooseong; Jung, Jin Ah; Yoo, Hye Min; Ko, Jae-Wook; Kim, Jung-Ryul

    2015-01-01

    Valproic acid (VPA) is mainly metabolized via glucuronide, which is hydrolyzed by β-glucuronidase and undergoes enterohepatic circulation. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC) administration leads to decreased levels of β-glucuronidase-producing bacteria, suggesting that these antibiotics could interrupt enterohepatic circulation and thereby alter the pharmacokinetics of VPA. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of AMC on the pharmacokinetics of VPA. This was an open-label, two-treatment, one-sequence study in 16 healthy volunteers. Two treatments were evaluated; treatment VPA, in which a single dose of VPA 500 mg was administered, and treatment AMC + VPA, in which multiple doses of AMC 500/125 mg were administered three times daily for 7 days and then a single dose of VPA was administered. Blood samples were collected up to 48 hours. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using noncompartmental methods. Fifteen subjects completed the study. Systemic exposures and peak concentrations of VPA were slightly lower with treatment AMC + VPA than with treatment VPA (AUClast, 851.0 h·mg/L vs 889.6 h·mg/L; C max, 52.1 mg/L vs 53.0 mg/L). There were no significant between-treatment effects on pharmacokinetics (95% confidence interval [CI]) of AUClast and C max (95.7 [85.9-106.5] and 98.3 [91.6-105.6], respectively). Multiple doses of AMC had no significant effects on the pharmacokinetics of VPA; thus, no dose adjustment is necessary.

  10. Meropenem-clavulanic acid has high in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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    Davies Forsman, L; Giske, C G; Bruchfeld, J; Schön, T; Juréen, P; Ängeby, K

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the activity of meropenem-clavulanic acid (MEM-CLA) against 68 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. We included predominantly multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB) isolates, since the activity of MEM-CLA for resistant isolates has previously not been studied extensively. Using Middlebrook 7H10 medium, all but four isolates showed an MIC distribution of 0.125 to 2 mg/liter for MEM-CLA, below the non-species-related breakpoint for MEM of 2 mg/liter defined by EUCAST. MEM-CLA is a potential treatment option for MDR/XDR-TB.

  11. Importance of position 170 in the inhibition of GES-type β-lactamases by clavulanic acid.

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    Frase, Hilary; Toth, Marta; Champion, Matthew M; Antunes, Nuno T; Vakulenko, Sergei B

    2011-04-01

    Bacterial resistance to β-lactam antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems, etc.) is commonly the result of the production of β-lactamases. The emergence of β-lactamases capable of turning over carbapenem antibiotics is of great concern, since these are often considered the last resort antibiotics in the treatment of life-threatening infections. β-Lactamases of the GES family are extended-spectrum enzymes that include members that have acquired carbapenemase activity through a single amino acid substitution at position 170. We investigated inhibition of the GES-1, -2, and -5 β-lactamases by the clinically important β-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid. While GES-1 and -5 are susceptible to inhibition by clavulanic acid, GES-2 shows the greatest susceptibility. This is the only variant to possess the canonical asparagine at position 170. The enzyme with asparagine, as opposed to glycine (GES-1) or serine (GES-5), then leads to a higher affinity for clavulanic acid (K(i) = 5 μM), a higher rate constant for inhibition, and a lower partition ratio (r ≈ 20). Asparagine at position 170 also results in the formation of stable complexes, such as a cross-linked species and a hydrated aldehyde. In contrast, serine at position 170 leads to formation of a long-lived trans-enamine species. These studies provide new insight into the importance of the residue at position 170 in determining the susceptibility of GES enzymes to clavulanic acid.

  12. Characterization of DNA-binding sequences for CcaR in the cephamycin-clavulanic acid supercluster of Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Santamarta, I; López-García, M T; Kurt, A; Nárdiz, N; Alvarez-Álvarez, R; Pérez-Redondo, R; Martín, J F; Liras, P

    2011-08-01

    RT-PCR analysis of the genes in the clavulanic acid cluster revealed three transcriptional polycistronic units that comprised the ceaS2-bls2-pah2-cas2, cyp-fd-orf12-orf13 and oppA2-orf16 genes, whereas oat2, car, oppA1, claR, orf14, gcaS and pbpA were expressed as monocistronic transcripts. Quantitative RT-PCR of Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064 and the mutant S. clavuligerus ccaR::aph showed that, in the mutant, there was a 1000- to 10,000-fold lower transcript level for the ceaS2 to cas2 polycistronic transcript that encoded CeaS2, the first enzyme of the clavulanic acid pathway that commits arginine to clavulanic acid biosynthesis. Smaller decreases in expression were observed in the ccaR mutant for other genes in the cluster. Two-dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF analysis confirmed the absence in the mutant strain of proteins CeaS2, Bls2, Pah2 and Car that are required for clavulanic acid biosynthesis, and CefF and IPNS that are required for cephamycin biosynthesis. Gel shift electrophoresis using recombinant r-CcaR protein showed that it bound to the ceaS2 and claR promoter regions in the clavulanic acid cluster, and to the lat, cefF, cefD-cmcI and ccaR promoter regions in the cephamycin C gene cluster. Footprinting experiments indicated that triple heptameric conserved sequences were protected by r-CcaR, and allowed identification of heptameric sequences as CcaR binding sites.

  13. Effects of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid on the pharmacokinetics of valproic acid

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    Lee SY

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    Full Text Available Soo-Yun Lee,1 Wooseong Huh,2 Jin Ah Jung,3 Hye Min Yoo,2 Jae-Wook Ko,1,2 Jung-Ryul Kim2,4 1Department of Health Sciences and Technology, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, 2Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, 3Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Inje University, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, 4Department of Clinical Research and Evaluation, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Abstract: Valproic acid (VPA is mainly metabolized via glucuronide, which is hydrolyzed by β-glucuronidase and undergoes enterohepatic circulation. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC administration leads to decreased levels of β-glucuronidase-producing bacteria, suggesting that these antibiotics could interrupt enterohepatic circulation and thereby alter the pharmacokinetics of VPA. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of AMC on the pharmacokinetics of VPA. This was an open-label, two-treatment, one-sequence study in 16 healthy volunteers. Two treatments were evaluated; treatment VPA, in which a single dose of VPA 500 mg was administered, and treatment AMC + VPA, in which multiple doses of AMC 500/125 mg were administered three times daily for 7 days and then a single dose of VPA was administered. Blood samples were collected up to 48 hours. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using noncompartmental methods. Fifteen subjects completed the study. Systemic exposures and peak concentrations of VPA were slightly lower with treatment AMC + VPA than with treatment VPA (AUClast, 851.0 h·mg/L vs 889.6 h·mg/L; Cmax, 52.1 mg/L vs 53.0 mg/L. There were no significant between-treatment effects on pharmacokinetics (95% confidence interval [CI] of AUClast and Cmax (95.7 [85.9–106.5] and 98.3 [91.6–105.6], respectively. Multiple doses of AMC had no significant effects on the pharmacokinetics of VPA; thus, no dose adjustment is necessary. Keywords: drug–drug interaction, pharmacokinetics

  14. Studies on the rheology and oxygen mass transfer in the clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    E. R. Gouveia

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available In the present work rheological characteristics and volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient (kLa were investigated during batch cultivations of Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL 3585 for production of clavulanic acid. The experimental rheological data could be adequately described in terms of the power law model and logistic equation. Significant changes in the rheological parameters consistency index (K and flow behavior index (n were observed with the fermentation evolution. Interesting correlations between the consistency index (K/biomass concentration (C X and the flow behavior index (n/biomass concentration were proposed. Volumetric oxygen mass transfer coefficient (kLa was determined by the gas balance method. Classical correlation relating the volumetric oxygen mass transfer coefficient to the operating conditions, physical and to transport properties, including apparent viscosity (muap, could be applied to the experimental results.

  15. Phenomenological model of the clavulanic acid production process utilizing Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The kinetics of clavulanic acid production process by Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL 3585 was studied. Experiments were carried out in a 4 liters bioreactor, utilizing 2 complex media containing glycerol as the carbon and energy source, and peptone or Samprosoy 90NB (soybean protein as nitrogen source. Temperature was kept at 28°C and the dissolved oxygen was controlled automatically at 40 % saturation value. Samples were withdrawn for determination of cell mass (only peptone medium, glycerol and product concentrations. Gas analyzers allowed on line determination of CO2 and O2 contents in the exit gas. With Samprosoy, cell mass was evaluated by determining glycerol consumption and considering the cell yield, Y X/S, as being the same for both cases. Oxygen uptake and CO2 production rates were strongly related to growth and substrate consumption, allowing determination of stoichiometric constants in relation to growth, substrate, oxygen, product and carbon dioxide.

  16. Sensitivity of clinical isolates from German hospitals to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (Augmentin) compared with other antibiotics.

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    Focht, J; Klietmann, W; Nösner, K; Rolinson, G N; Johnsen, J

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    17,244 pathogens isolated from clinical specimens of 24 hospitals in the Moers area (North-Rhine Westphalia, FRG) were tested in regard to their susceptibility to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid). For this purpose, minimal inhibitory concentrations were determined by use of microbroth dilution technique. 80% of Gram-negative, 98% of Gram-positive and 97% of anaerobic isolates were susceptible to Augmentin (breakpoint 4 mg/l amoxicillin in the presence of 2.5 mg/l clavulanic acid). In a second part of the study the susceptibility to Augmentin of 4.137 Gram-negative and 10.958 Gram-positive pathogens was compared to their sensitivity against benzylpenicillin, flucloxacillin, mezlocillin, erythromycin, clindamycin, fusidic acid, ampicillin, cefaclor and doxycyclin.

  17. Alanylclavam Biosynthetic Genes Are Clustered Together with One Group of Clavulanic Acid Biosynthetic Genes in Streptomyces clavuligerus▿ §

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    Zelyas, Nathan J.; Cai, Hui; Kwong, Thomas; Jensen, Susan E.

    2008-01-01

    Streptomyces clavuligerus produces at least five different clavam metabolites, including clavulanic acid and the methionine antimetabolite, alanylclavam. In vitro transposon mutagenesis was used to analyze a 13-kb region upstream of the known paralogue gene cluster. The paralogue cluster includes one group of clavulanic acid biosynthetic genes in S. clavuligerus. Twelve open reading frames (ORFs) were found in this area, and mutants were generated in each using either in vitro transposon or PCR-targeted mutagenesis. Mutants with defects in any of the genes orfA, orfB, orfC, or orfD were unable to produce alanylclavam but could produce all of the other clavams, including clavulanic acid. orfA encodes a predicted hydroxymethyltransferase, orfB encodes a YjgF/YER057c/UK114-family regulatory protein, orfC encodes an aminotransferase, and orfD encodes a dehydratase. All of these types of proteins are normally involved in amino acid metabolism. Mutants in orfC or orfD also accumulated a novel clavam metabolite instead of alanylclavam, and a complemented orfC mutant was able to produce trace amounts of alanylclavam while still producing the novel clavam. Mass spectrometric analyses, together with consideration of the enzymes involved in its production, led to tentative identification of the novel clavam as 8-OH-alanylclavam, an intermediate in the proposed alanylclavam biosynthetic pathway. PMID:18931110

  18. The Lys234Arg Substitution in the Enzyme SHV-72 Is a Determinant for Resistance to Clavulanic Acid Inhibition▿

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    Mendonça, Nuno; Manageiro, Vera; Robin, Frédéric; Salgado, M. José; Ferreira, Eugénia; Caniça, Manuela; Bonnet, Richard

    2008-01-01

    The new β-lactamase SHV-72 was isolated from clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae INSRA1229, which exhibited the unusual association of resistance to the amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination (MIC, 64 μg/ml) and susceptibility to cephalosporins, aztreonam, and imipenem. SHV-72 (pI 7.6) harbored the three amino acid substitutions Ile8Phe, Ala146Val, and Lys234Arg. SHV-72 had high catalytic efficiency against penicillins (kcat/Km, 35 to 287 μM−1·s−1) and no activity against oxyimino β-lactams. The concentration of clavulanic acid necessary to inhibit the enzyme activity by 50% was 10-fold higher for SHV-72 than for SHV-1. Molecular-dynamics simulation suggested that the Lys234Arg substitution in SHV-72 stabilized an atypical conformation of the Ser130 side chain, which moved the Oγ atom of Ser130 around 3.5 Å away from the key Oγ atom of the reactive serine (Ser70). This movement may therefore decrease the susceptibility to clavulanic acid by preventing cross-linking between Ser130 and Ser70. PMID:18316518

  19. Influence of clavulanic acid on the activity of amoxicillin against an experimental Streptococcus pneumoniae-Staphylococcus aureus mixed respiratory infection.

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    Smith, G M; Boon, R J; Beale, A S

    1990-01-01

    An experimental respiratory infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae was established in weanling rats by intrabronchial instillation. Treatment of this infection with amoxicillin rapidly eliminated the pneumococci from the lung tissue. A beta-lactamase-producing strain of Staphylococcus aureus, when inoculated in a similar manner, did not persist adequately in the lungs long enough to permit a reasonable assessment of the therapy, but staphylococcal survival was extended in the lungs of rats infected 24 h previously with S. pneumoniae. Amoxicillin therapy was relatively ineffective against the pneumococci in this polymicrobial infection and had no effect on the growth of S. aureus. In contrast, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid eliminated the pneumococci from the lung tissue and brought about a reduction in the numbers of staphylococci. The data illustrate the utility of this model for the study of polymicrobial lung infections and demonstrate the role of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in the treatment of polymicrobial infections involving beta-lactamase-producing bacteria. PMID:2327767

  20. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid vs ceftazidime in the surgical extraction of impacted third molar: a comparative study.

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    Sisalli, U; Lalli, C; Cerone, L; Maida, S; Manzoli, L; Serra, E; Dolci, M

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this work is to compare the effectiveness and the side effects of two different drugs, amoxicillin and clavulanic acid vs ceftazidime, used as antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical extraction of third molars and to demonstrate that the use of second choice antibiotic has no significant advantages in comparison with a first choice antibiotic. One hundred and seven patients with impacted third molar were selected and divided into two groups: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid were administered to group 1 and ceftazidime to group 2 for five days after surgery and we observed the postoperative period. The statistical analysis showed no differences between the two groups which lead to the conclusion that there is no indication to routinely administrate intramuscular second-choice antibiotic prophylatic therapy (ceftazidime) in case of surgical extraction of the third molar.

  1. Effect of clavulanic acid on the activities of ten beta-lactam agents against members of the Bacteroides fragilis group.

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    Lamothe, F; Auger, F; Lacroix, J M

    1984-01-01

    Clavulanic acid reduced the MICs of amoxicillin, carbencillin , cefamandole, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftizoxime, cephalothin, and penicillin G, but not of cefoxitin or moxalactam, against 77 isolates of the Bacteroides fragilis group, all rapidly beta-lactamase positive by the nitrocefin slide test. It had no effect on the susceptibilities of eight Bacteroides distasonis strains that were slowly beta-lactamase positive (18 h of incubation). PMID:6732233

  2. Synergistic effects of dicloxacillin or clavulanic acid in combination with penicillin G or cephalothin against Yersinia enterocolitica.

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    Jimenez-Valera, M; Ruiz-Bravo, A; Ramos-Cormenzana, A.

    1986-01-01

    Cultures of Yersinia enterocolitica grown at 22 degrees C produced beta-lactamases, whereas cultures grown at 37 degrees C produced these enzymes much less effectively. Both dicloxacillin and clavulanic acid inhibited the beta-lactamase activity of bacterial crude extracts and potentiated the activity of penicillin G or cephalothin against 14 Y. enterocolitica strains. It appeared that the beta-lactamase activity present in Y. enterocolitica cells grown at 37 degrees C was great enough to pla...

  3. Proteomics analysis of global regulatory cascades involved in clavulanic acid production and morphological development in Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Ferguson, Nicole L; Peña-Castillo, Lourdes; Moore, Marcus A; Bignell, Dawn R D; Tahlan, Kapil

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    The genus Streptomyces comprises bacteria that undergo a complex developmental life cycle and produce many metabolites of importance to industry and medicine. Streptomyces clavuligerus produces the β-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid, which is used in combination with β-lactam antibiotics to treat certain β-lactam resistant bacterial infections. Many aspects of how clavulanic acid production is globally regulated in S. clavuligerus still remains unknown. We conducted comparative proteomics analysis using the wild type strain of S. clavuligerus and two mutants (ΔbldA and ΔbldG), which are defective in global regulators and vary in their ability to produce clavulanic acid. Approximately 33.5 % of the predicted S. clavuligerus proteome was detected and 192 known or putative regulatory proteins showed statistically differential expression levels in pairwise comparisons. Interestingly, the expression of many proteins whose corresponding genes contain TTA codons (predicted to require the bldA tRNA for translation) was unaffected in the bldA mutant.

  4. A study on clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus in batch, fed-batch and continuous processes

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    A. B. Neto

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Clavulanic acid (CA is a potent inhibitor of beta-lactamases, enzymes that are responsible for the hydrolysis of beta-lactam antibiotics. It is a secondary metabolite produced by the filamentous aerobic bacterium Streptomyces clavuligerus in submerged cultivations. In the present work clavulanic acid production in batch, fed-batch and continuous bioreactors was studied with the objective of increasing productivity. The operating conditions: temperature, aeration and agitation, were the same in all cases, 28º C, 0.5 vvm and 800 rpm, respectively. The CA concentration obtained in the fed-batch culture, 404 mg L-1, was ca twice the value obtained in the batch culture, 194 mg L-1, while 293 mg L-1 was obtained in the continuous culture. The highest productivity was obtained in the continuous cultivation, 10.6 mg L-1 h-1, as compared with 8.8 mg L-1 h-1 in the fed-batch process and 3.5 mg L-1 h-1 in the batch process, suggesting that continuous culture of Streptomyces clavuligerus is a promising strategy for clavulanic acid production.

  5. [Determination of clavulanic acid residue in milk by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry].

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    Yang, Gang; Huang, Xianhui; Guo, Chunna; Fang, Qiuhua; He, Limin

    2012-06-01

    An analytical method was developed for the determination of clavulanic acid (CLAV) in milk by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). A 2 g milk sample was deproteinized by ethanol. The supernatant was transferred into a pear-shaped bottle to be evaporated to about 0.5 mL, and the residue was dissolved with ammonium acetate solution. The sample was determined by HPLC-MS/MS after the purification. The chromatographic separation was achieved on a Luna 5u C8 column using 0.1% formic acid in water and acetonitrile as mobile phases with gradient elution. The identification of CLAV was carried out by MS/MS equipped with electrospray ionization in negative scanning and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) modes. Matrix-matched calibration standard was used for the quantification. The calibration curve showed perfect linear in the range of 10 - 400 microg/kg with the correlation coefficient of 0.999. The limit of detection (LOD, S/N > or = 3) was 10 microg/kg in milk, and the limit of quantification (LOQ, S/N > or = 10) was 20 microg/kg. The mean recoveries varied from 80.00% to 91.25% at the four spiked levels of LOQ, 1/2MRL (the maximum residue limit), MRL, and 2MRL with the relative standard deviations of 5.60% -8.77%. In conclusion, the established method can be applied for the determination of CLAV residues in milk.

  6. Ex vivo pharmacodynamic study of piperacillin alone and in combination with tazobactam, compared with ticarcillin plus clavulanic acid.

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    Van der Auwera, P; Duchateau, V; Lambert, C; Husson, M; Kinzig, M; Sörgel, F

    1993-01-01

    Ten volunteers received piperacillin (4 g), piperacillin (4 g) plus tazobactam (0.5 g) (Tazocin), and ticarcillin (3 g) plus clavulanic acid (0.2 g) (Timentin) intravenously over 30 min in a cross-over blinded scheme. Blood samples were obtained 0.5 and 3 h after the end of infusion to measure by (high-pressure liquid chromatography) the concentration and bactericidal titers against 70 gram-negative bacilli. Serum time-kill curves were done against 35 strains to measure killing rates and area under the time-kill curve. Using the measure of serum bactericidal activity, ticarcillin-clavulanic acid and piperacillin-tazobactam were equally effective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, and Bacteroides fragilis. Piperacillin-tazobactam was superior to ticarcillin-clavulanic acid against piperacillin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (4 to 16 times) and S. marcescens (2 to 4 times). By using the area under the time-kill curve, piperacillin-tazobactam was equivalent to ticarcillin-clavulanic acid against piperacillin-susceptible strains; piperacillin-tazobactam was significantly more active than piperacillin against piperacillin-resistant strains and was more active than ticarcillin-clavulanic acid when the sample obtained 3 h after the end of infusion to volunteers was considered. Serum piperacillin concentrations (mean +/- standard error of the mean; in mg/liter) were 115 +/- 13 at 0.5 h and 7.4 +/- 1.4 at 3 h after the administration of piperacillin alone and 105.5 +/- 12.6 (0.5 h) and 7.7 +/- 1.6 after the administration of piperacillin-tazobactam. Serum tazobactam concentrations (in milligram per liter) were 13.1 +/- 1.4 at 0.5 h and 1.2 +/- 0.2 at 3 h. The piperacillin-tazobactam ratio was 8 +/- 0.3 at 0.5 h and 6.2 +/- 0.5 at 3 h. Piperacillin-tazobactam appears promising against beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli. PMID:8239597

  7. Pharmacokinetics study of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid (8:1)--a new combination in healthy Chinese adult male volunteers using the LC-MS/MS method.

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    Zhang, Juanhong; Wang, Yinfu; Xie, Hua; Wang, Rong; Jia, Zhengping; Men, Xiandong; Xu, Liting; Zhang, Qiang

    2013-04-01

    New oral granules of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in 8:1 ratio have recently been developed and approved to conduct clinical trial in China. To date, there has been no report studying the pharmacokinetic characteristics of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in man. Therefore, it is urgent to investigate the pharmacokinetic properties of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in man. The aim of the study was to assess the pharmacokinetic properties of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in 8:1 with different dosage in healthy volunteers and provide support for this drug to obtain marketing authorization in China. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for determining the concentration of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in human plasma was developed and applied to this open-label, single- and multiple-dose Pharmacokinetics study. Subjects were randomized to receive a single dose of 1, 2, and 4 pouches of the test granulation of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in 8:1 ratio (amoxicillin is 250 mg and clavulanic acid is 31.25 mg per pouch). In the single-dose phase, blood samples were collected before dosing and at 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 5, 8, 12, and 24 h after drug administration. In the multiple-dose phase, samples were obtained before drug administration on days 1, 2, 3, and 4 to determine the Cmin of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. In the 4th day, samples were collected from 0.25 to 24 h after drug administration. Profiles of the concentration-time curves of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid were best fitted to two-compartment model. In this group of healthy Chinese subjects, the pharmacokinetics of amoxicillin fitted the linear dynamic feature at doses of 250,500 and 1,000 mg, and not obviously about clavulanic acid at doses of 31.25, 62.5, and 125 mg. The t 1/2 of single dose and multidoses were (1.45 ± 0.12) and (1.44 ± 0.26) h of amoxicillin and (1.24 ± 0.23) and (1.24 ± 0.17) of clavulanic acid, respectively; The AUC0-24 of single dose

  8. Screening of variables influencing the clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces DAUFPE 3060 strain.

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    Viana, D A; Carneiro-Cunha, M N; Araújo, J M; Barros-Neto, B; Lima-Filho, J L; Converti, A; Pessoa-Júnior, A; Porto, A L F

    2010-03-01

    Clavulanic acid (CA) is a beta-lactam antibiotic, which has a potent beta-lactamase inhibiting activity. The influence of five variables, namely pH (6.0, 6.4, and 6.8), temperature (28 degrees C, 30 degrees C, and 32 degrees C), agitation intensity (150, 200, and 250 rpm), glycerol concentration (5.0, 7.5, and 10 g/L) and soybean flour concentration (5.0, 12.5, and 20 g/L), on CA production by a new isolate of Streptomyces (DAUFPE 3060) was investigated in 250-mL Erlenmeyer flasks using a fractional factorial design. Temperature and soybean flour concentration were shown to be the two variables that exerted the most important effects on the production of CA at 95% confidence level. The highest CA concentration (494 mg/L) was obtained after 48 h at 150 rpm, 32 degrees C, pH 6.0, 5.0 g/L glycerol, and 20 g/L soybean flour concentrations. Under these conditions, the yields of biomass and product on consumed substrate were 0.26 g(X)/g(S) and 64.3 mg(P)/g(S), respectively. Fermentations performed in 3.0-L bench-scale fermenter allowed increasing the CA production by about 60%. PMID:19475517

  9. Production of clavulanic acid and cephamycin C by Streptomyces clavuligerus under different fed-batch conditions

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    C. Bellão

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The effect of carbon source and feeding conditions on the production of clavulanic acid (CA and cephamycin C (CephC by Streptomyces clavuligerus was investigated. In fed-batch experiments performed with glycerol feeding, production of CA exceeded that of CephC, and reached 1022 mg.L-1. Highest CephC production (566.5 mg.L-1 was obtained in fed-batch cultivation with glycerol feeding. In fed-batch experiments performed with starch feeding, the production of CephC was in general higher than that of CA. A dissociation index (DI was used to identify feeding conditions that favored production of CephC relative to CA. In all cultures with glycerol, DI values were less than unity, indicating higher production of CA compared to CephC. Conversely, in cultures fed with starch, the DI values obtained were greater than unity. However, no carbon source or feeding condition was able to completely dissociate the production of CA from that of CephC.

  10. Simultaneous diffuse reflectance infrared determination of clavulanic acid and amoxicillin using multivariate calibration techniques.

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    Müller, Aline Lima Hermes; Picoloto, Rochele Sogari; Ferrão, Marco Flores; da Silva, Fabiana Ernestina Barcellos; Müller, Edson Irineu; Flores, Erico Marlon de Moraes

    2012-06-01

    A method for simultaneous determination of clavulanic acid (CA) and amoxicillin (AMO) in commercial tablets was developed using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) and multivariate calibration. Twenty-five samples (10 commercial and 15 synthetic) were used as a calibration set and 15 samples (10 commercial and 5 synthetic) were used for a prediction set. Calibration models were developed using partial least squares (PLS), interval PLS (iPLS), and synergy interval PLS (siPLS) algorithms. The best algorithm for CA determination was siPLS model with spectra divided in 30 intervals and combinations of 2 intervals. This model showed a root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP) of 5.1 mg g(-1). For AMO determination, the best siPLS model was obtained with spectra divided in 10 intervals and combinations of 4 intervals. This model showed a RMSEP of 22.3 mg g(-1). The proposed method was considered as a suitable for the simultaneous determination of CA and AMO in commercial pharmaceuticals products.

  11. A Combination Of Amoxicillian And Clavulanic Acid In The Treatment Of Impetigo In Children

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    P K Kar Col

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid (ACA a combination of potentially effective antibiotic against beta-lactamase producing bacteria was compared with that of amoxicillin, erythomycin and co-trimoxazole in an open label, randomized trial in 100 children with mild to severe impetigo. 22% children had mild, 25% had moderate and 53% children had severe impetigo. Pure growth of S. aureus was isolated in 68% children, S.pyogenes in 26% and both staphyto and streptococci in 6% children. In mild to moderate infection 100% children receiving ACA were cured clinically after first week, whereas 7 out of 15(46.6% children in amoxicillin group, 7 out of 13(53.1% children in erythromycin group and 4 out 12 (33.3% children in co-trimoxazole group showed clinical cure after first week. In severe impetigo 46.1% children receiving ACA, 20% children in amoxicillin group, 16.6% children inerythromycin group and 7.6% in co-trimoxazole group showed clinical cure on therapy after one week. ACA was well tolerated in children.

  12. Effect of clavulanic acid on the activity of ticarcillin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Tausk, F; Stratton, C W

    1986-01-01

    We studied the ability of clavulanic acid (CA) to induce beta-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates and what effect this might have on the susceptibilities to beta-lactam agents. We first used a disk approximation method to test 4 laboratory and 16 clinical P. aeruginosa isolates against antipseudomonal beta-lactam agents for truncation by CA and found this to be very common. All antimicrobial compounds except imipenem demonstrated truncation in the vicinity of CA. We also evaluated the extent to which chromosomal beta-lactamase is induced by CA and found this to occur to some degree in most isolates and to be dependent on the concentration of CA. Finally, we performed time kill curves on these isolates to compare bacterial growth in ticarcillin alone with growth in ticarcillin-CA (the CA at 2 or 4 micrograms/ml). We found that CA at this concentration has neither an antagonistic nor a synergistic antibacterial effect in combination with ticarcillin. PMID:3098162

  13. Dissociation of cephamycin C and clavulanic acid biosynthesis by 1,3-diaminopropane in Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Leite, Carla A; Cavallieri, André P; Baptista, Amanda S; Araujo, Maria L G C

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    Streptomyces clavuligerus produces simultaneously cephamycin C (CephC) and clavulanic acid (CA). Adding 1,3-diaminopropane to culture medium stimulates production of beta-lactam antibiotics. However, there are no studies on the influence of this diamine on coordinated production of CephC and CA. This study indicates that 1,3-diaminopropane can dissociate CephC and CA productions. Results indicated that low diamine concentrations (below 1.25 g l(-1)) in culture medium increased CA production by 200%, but not that of CephC. Conversely, CephC production increased by 300% when 10 g l(-1) 1,3-diaminopropane was added to culture medium. Addition of just L-lysine (18.3 g l(-1)) to culture medium increased both biocompounds. On the other hand, while L-lysine plus 7.5 g l(-1) 1,3-diaminopropane increased volumetric production of CephC by 1100%, its impact on CA production was insignificant. The combined results suggest that extracellular concentration of 1,3-diaminopropane may trigger the dissociation of CephC and CA biosynthesis in S. clavuligerus.

  14. Development of a colorimetric assay for rapid quantitative measurement of clavulanic acid in microbial samples.

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    Dai, Xida; Xiang, Sihai; Li, Jia; Gao, Qiang; Yang, Keqian

    2012-02-01

    We developed a colorimetric assay to quantify clavulanic acid (CA) in culture broth of Streptomyces clavuligerus, to facilitate screening of a large number of S. clavuligerus mutants. The assay is based on a β-lactamase-catalyzed reaction, in which the yellow substrate nitrocefin (λ (max)=390 nm) is converted to a red product (λ (max)=486 nm). Since CA can irreversibly inhibit β-lactamase activity, the level of CA in a sample can be measured as a function of the A (390)/A (486) ratio in the assay mixture. The sensitivity and detection window of the assay were determined to be 50 μg L(-1) and 50 μg L(-1) to 10 mg L(-1), respectively. The reliability of the assay was confirmed by comparing assay results with those obtained by HPLC. The assay was used to screen a pool of 65 S. clavuligerus mutants and was reliable for identifying CA over-producing mutants. Therefore, the assay saves time and labor in large-scale mutant screening and evaluation tasks. The detection window and the reliability of this assay are markedly better than those of previously reported CA assays. This assay method is suitable for high throughput screening of microbial samples and allows direct visual observation of CA levels on agar plates.

  15. Clavulanic acid production by the MMS 150 mutant obtained from wild type Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064

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    Eliton da Silva Vasconcelos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Clavulanic acid (CA is a powerful inhibitor of the beta-lactamases, enzymes produced by bacteria resistants to penicillin and cefalosporin. This molecule is produced industrially by strains of Streptomyces clavuligerus in complex media which carbon and nitrogen resources are supplied by inexpensive compounds still providing high productivity. The genetic production improvement using physical and chemical mutagenic agents is an important strategy in programs of industrial production development of bioactive metabolites. However, parental strains are susceptible to loss of their original productivity due genetic instability phenomenona. In this work, some S. clavuligerus mutant strains obtained by treatment with UV light and with MMS are compared with the wild type (Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064. The results indicated that the random mutations originated some strains with different phenotypes, most divergent demonstrated by the mutants strains named AC116, MMS 150 and MMS 54, that exhibited lack of pigmentation in their mature spores. Also, the strain MMS 150 presented a larger production of CA when cultivated in semi-synthetics media. Using other media, the wild type strain obtained a larger CA production. Besides, using the modifed complex media the MMS 150 strain showed changes in its lipolitic activity and a larger production of CA. The studies also allowed finding the best conditions for a lipase activity exhibited by wild type S. clavuligerus and the MMS150 mutant.

  16. Breeding of clavulanic acid mutant%克拉维酸高产菌的选育

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    2011-01-01

    以带小棒链霉菌bs1574为出发菌株,经γ射线照射,并结合甘油耐受性菌株的理性筛选,选育得到较佳诱变菌株bs2325,效价达2 569μg/mL.采用摇瓶发酵初筛和复筛,选育出甘油耐受性正向突变菌株,是出发菌株(效价为968 μg/mL)的2.65倍,该突变菌株在琼脂斜面培养基上连续转接传代4代,克拉维酸的产量保持稳定.%The method of screening and selecting better mutants of bs2325 by γ-ray irradiation onto streptomyces bs1574 is put forward, and the titer is 2 569 μg/mL. By fermentation screening and secondary screening, strains of mutant glycerol positive tolerance is selected, whose titer is 2. 65 times that of the original strain(968 μg/mL). The mutant strain grows well during four generations on the agar slant medium, and the yield of clavulanic acid remains stable.

  17. Simultaneous liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry quantification of cefixime and clavulanic acid in human plasma.

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    Dubala, Anil; Nagarajan, Janaki Sankarachari Krishnan; Vimal, Chandran Sathish; George, Renjith

    2015-01-01

    A simple and specific liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-APCI-MS) assay method has been developed and fully validated for the simultaneous quantification of cefixime (CX) and clavulanic acid (CA) in human plasma. Analytes and internal standard were extracted from human plasma by a solid phase extraction technique using a Sam prep (3 mL, 100 mg) extraction cartridge. The extracted samples were chromatographed on a reverse phase C18 column using a mixture of methanol : acetonitrile : 2 mM ammonium acetate (pH 3.5) (25 : 25 : 50, v/v/v) as the mobile phase at a flow rate of 0.8 mL/min. Quantification of the analytes were carried out using single quadrupole LC-APCI-MS through selected ion monitoring at m/z 452 and 198, respectively, for CX and CA. The assay was linear over the concentration range of 0.05-10.0 and 0.1-10.0 μg/mL, respectively, for CX and CA. The mean plasma extraction recoveries of the CX and CA were found to be 95.20-96.27% and 94.67-95.58%, respectively. The method was successfully applied for the determination of pharmacokinetics of CX and CA after oral administration of single dosage CX/CA (200/125 mg) pill to the humans (n = 12).

  18. Clavulanic acid production by the MMS 150 mutant obtained from wild type Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064.

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    da Silva Vasconcelos, Eliton; de Lima, Vanderlei Aparecido; Goto, Leandro Seiji; Cruz-Hernández, Isara Lourdes; Hokka, Carlos Osamu

    2013-12-01

    Clavulanic acid (CA) is a powerful inhibitor of the beta-lactamases, enzymes produced by bacteria resistants to penicillin and cefalosporin. This molecule is produced industrially by strains of Streptomyces clavuligerus in complex media which carbon and nitrogen resources are supplied by inexpensive compounds still providing high productivity. The genetic production improvement using physical and chemical mutagenic agents is an important strategy in programs of industrial production development of bioactive metabolites. However, parental strains are susceptible to loss of their original productivity due genetic instability phenomenona. In this work, some S. clavuligerus mutant strains obtained by treatment with UV light and with MMS are compared with the wild type (Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064). The results indicated that the random mutations originated some strains with different phenotypes, most divergent demonstrated by the mutants strains named AC116, MMS 150 and MMS 54, that exhibited lack of pigmentation in their mature spores. Also, the strain MMS 150 presented a larger production of CA when cultivated in semi-synthetics media. Using other media, the wild type strain obtained a larger CA production. Besides, using the modifed complex media the MMS 150 strain showed changes in its lipolitic activity and a larger production of CA. The studies also allowed finding the best conditions for a lipase activity exhibited by wild type S. clavuligerus and the MMS150 mutant.

  19. Influence of glycerol and ornithine feeding on clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    J. C. Teodoro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence of glycerol and ornithine feeding on clavulanic acid (CA production by Streptomyces clavuligerus was investigated. In batch experiments, CA maximum concentration (Cp max ranged randomly from 430 to 560 mg.L-1, with a maximum increase of 10% in relation to the control run, without ornithine. However, the maximum volumetric productivity of CA (Pp max of 13.7 mg.L-1.h-1 was obtained with 0.66 g.L-1 of ornithine, 44.2% higher than the Pp max in the control run. In fed-batch experiments, Cp max varied within the narrow range from 1.254 to 1.405 g.L-1, 2.5 times higher than that obtained in the control run. The presence of ornithine increased the Pp max, although it influenced only slightly the Cp max. Concerning glycerol, the highest CA production of 1.6 g.L-1 was obtained in the fed-batch with glycerol and ornithine (180 and 3.7 g.L−1 in a 10-L bioreactor, showing a positive effect of ornithine and glycerol, in the proper proportion (48.6:1, on CA biosynthesis.

  20. Clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus: biogenesis, regulation and strain improvement.

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    Paradkar, Ashish

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    Clavulanic acid (CA) is a potent β-lactamase inhibitor produced by Streptomyces clavuligerus and has been successfully used in combination with β-lactam antibiotics (for example, Augmentin) to treat infections caused by β-lactamase-producing pathogens. Since the discovery of CA in the late 1970s, significant information has accumulated on its biosynthesis, and regarding molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of its production. Notably, the genes directing CA biosynthesis are clustered along with the genes responsible for the biosynthesis of the β-lactam antibiotic, cephamycin C, and co-regulated, which makes this organism unique in that the production of an antibiotic and production of a small molecule to protect the antibiotic from its enzymatic degradation are controlled by shared mechanisms. Traditionally, the industrial strain improvement programs have relied significantly on random mutagenesis and selection approach. However, the recent availability of the genome sequence of S. clavuligerus along with the capability to build metabolic models, and ability to engineer the organism by directed approaches, has created exciting opportunities to improve strain productivity more efficiently. This review will include focus mainly on the gene organization of the CA biosynthetic genes, regulatory mechanisms that affect its production, and will include perspectives on improving strain productivity.

  1. Clavulanic acid does not affect convulsions in acute seizure tests in mice.

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    Gasior, Maciej; Socała, Katarzyna; Nieoczym, Dorota; Wlaź, Piotr

    2012-01-01

    Clavulanic acid (CLAV) inhibits bacterial β-lactamases and is commonly used to aid antibiotic therapy. Prompted by the initial evidence suggestive of the potential anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties of CLAV, the present study was undertaken to systematically evaluate its acute effects on seizure thresholds in seizure tests typically used in primary screening of potential antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). In the present study, 6-Hz seizure threshold, maximal electroshock seizure threshold (MEST) test, and intravenous pentylenetetrazole (i.v. PTZ) seizure tests were used to determine anticonvulsant effects of intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered CLAV in mice. Acute effects on motor coordination and muscle strength were assessed in the chimney and grip-strength tests, respectively. Doses of CLAV studied in the present study were either comparable or extended the doses reported in the literature to be effective against kainic acid-induced convulsions in mice or behaviorally active in rodents and monkeys. CLAV had no effect on seizure thresholds in the 6-Hz (64 ng/kg to 1 mg/kg) and MEST (64 ng/kg to 5 mg/kg) seizure tests. Similarly, CLAV had no effect on seizure thresholds for i.v. PTZ-induced myoclonic twitch, clonic convulsions, and tonic convulsions (64 ng/kg to 5 mg/kg). Finally, CLAV (64 ng/kg to 5 mg/kg) had no effect on the motor performance and muscle strength in the chimney and grip-strength tests, respectively. In summary, CLAV failed to affect seizure thresholds in three seizure tests in mice. Although the results of the present study do not support further development of CLAV as an AED, its beneficial effects in chronic epilepsy models warrant further evaluation owing to its, for example, potential neuroprotective properties.

  2. Simultaneous determination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in the human plasma by high performance liquid chromatography: Mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS

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    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Quantitative analysis of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in biological matrices requires sensitive and specific methods which allow determination of therapeutic concentration in μg/mL range. Analytical methods for determination of their concentrations in body fluids described in literature include high performance liquid chromatography coupled to UV detector (HPLC-UV and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS. The aim of this study was to develop sensitive and specific ultra performance liquid chromatography/ mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS method which could be used for the spectral identification and quantification of the low concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in the human plasma. Method. A sensitive and specific UPLC/MS method for amoxicillin and clavulanic acid determination was developed in this study. The samples were taken from the adult healthy volunteers receiving per os one tablet of amoxicillin (875 mg in combination with clavulanic acid (125 mg. Results. Plasma samples were pretreated by direct deproteinization with perchloric acid. Quantification limit of 0.01 μg/ml for both amoxicillin and clavulanic acid was achieved. The method was reproducible day by day (RSD < 7 %. Analytical recoveries for amoxicillin ranged from 98.82% to 100.9% (for concentrations of 1, 5 and 20 μg/mL, and recoveries for clavulanic acid were 99,89% to 100.1% (for concentrations of 1, 2 and 5 μg/mL. This assay was successfully applied to a pilot pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers after a single-oral administration of amoxicillin/ clavulanic combination. The determined plasma concentrations of both amoxicillin and clavulanic acid were in the range of the expected values upon the literature data for HPLC-UV and LC-MS methods. Conclusion. The described method provided a few advantages comparing with LC/MS-MS method. The method is faster using running time of 5 minute, has lower limit of quantification (LOQ and it

  3. Separation of clavulanic acid from fermented broth of amino acids by an aqueous two-phase system and ion-exchange adsorption.

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    da Silva, Clovis Sacardo; Cuel, Maressa Fabiano; Barreto, Verônica Orlandin; Kwong, Wu Hong; Hokka, Carlos O; Barboza, M

    2012-02-15

    The clavulanic acid is a substance which inhibits the β-lactamases used with penicillins for therapeutic treatment. After the fermentation, by-products of low molecular weight such as amino acids lysine, histidine, proline and tyrosine are present in the fermented broth. To remove these impurities the techniques of extraction by an aqueous two-phase system of 17% polyethylene glycol molecular weight 600 and 15% potassium phosphate were used for a partial purification. A subsequent ion-exchange adsorption was used for the recuperation of the clavulanic acid of the top phase and purification getting a concentration factor of 2 and purification of 100% in relation to the amino acids lysine, histidine, proline and tyrosine.

  4. Observation of an Acryloyl–Thiamin Diphosphate Adduct in the First Step of Clavulanic Acid Biosynthesis

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    Merski, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    The first committed biosynthetic step toward clavulanic acid, the clinically-important β-lactamase inhibitor, is catalyzed by the thiamin diphosphate (ThDP)-dependent enzyme N2-(2-carboxyethyl)arginine synthase (CEAS). This protein carries out a unique reaction among ThDP-dependent processes in which a C–N bond is formed, and an electrophilic acryloyl–thiazolium intermediate of ThDP is proposed to be involved, unlike the nucleophilic enamine species typically generated by this class of enzymes. Here we present evidence for the existence of the putative acryloyl adduct, and report the unexpected observation of a long-wavelength chromophore (λ = 433 nm), which we attribute to this enzyme bound species. Chemical models were synthesized that both confirm its expected absorption (λ = 310–320 nm), and exclude self-condensation and intramolecular imine formation with the cofactor as its cause. Circular dichroism experiments and others discount charge transfer as a likely explanation for the ~120 nm red shift of the chromophore (~25 kcal). Examples are well-known of charged molecules that exhibit significantly red-shifted UV-visible spectra compared to their neutral forms as, for example, polyene cations and dyes such as indigo and the cyanines. Rhodopsin is the classic biochemical example where the protein (opsin)-bound protonated Schiff base of retinal displays a remarkable range of red-shifted absorptions modulated by the protein environment. Similar tuning of the chromophoric behavior of the enzyme-bound CEAS acryloyl•ThDP species may be occurring. PMID:18052280

  5. In Vitro Activity and In Vivo Efficacy of Clavulanic Acid against Acinetobacter baumannii▿

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    Beceiro, Alejandro; López-Rojas, Rafael; Domínguez-Herrera, Juan; Docobo-Pérez, Fernando; Bou, Germán; Pachón, Jerónimo

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    Clavulanic acid (CLA) exhibits low MICs against some Acinetobacter baumannii strains. The present study evaluates the efficacy of CLA in a murine model of A. baumannii pneumonia. For this purpose, two clinical strains, Ab11 and Ab51, were used; CLA MICs for these strains were 2 and 4 mg/liter, respectively, and the imipenem (IPM) MIC was 0.5 mg/liter for both. A pneumonia model in C57BL/6 mice was used. The CLA dosage (13 mg/kg of body weight given intraperitoneally) was chosen to reach a maximum concentration of the drug in serum similar to that in humans and a time during which the serum CLA concentration remained above the MIC equivalent to 40% of the interval between doses. Six groups (n = 15) were inoculated with Ab11 or Ab51 and were allocated to IPM or CLA therapy or to the untreated control group. In time-kill experiments, CLA was bactericidal only against Ab11 whereas IPM was bactericidal against both strains. CLA and IPM both decreased bacterial concentrations in lungs, 1.78 and 2.47 log10 CFU/g (P ≤ 0.001), respectively, in the experiments with Ab11 and 2.42 and 2.28 log10 CFU/g (P ≤ 0.001), respectively, with Ab51. IPM significantly increased the sterility of blood cultures over that for the controls with both strains (P ≤ 0.005); CLA had the same effect with Ab51 (P < 0.005) but not with Ab11 (P = 0.07). For the first time, we suggest that CLA may be used for the treatment of experimental severe A. baumannii infections. PMID:19635957

  6. Shear conditions in clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus in stirred tank and airlift bioreactors.

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    Cerri, M O; Badino, A C

    2012-08-01

    In biochemical processes involving filamentous microorganisms, the high shear rate may damage suspended cells leading to viability loss and cell disruption. In this work, the influence of the shear conditions in clavulanic acid (CA) production by Streptomyces clavuligerus was evaluated in a 4-dm(3) conventional stirred tank (STB) and in 6-dm(3) concentric-tube airlift (ALB) bioreactors. Batch cultivations were performed in a STB at 600 and 800 rpm and 0.5 vvm (cultivations B1 and B2) and in ALB at 3.0 and 4.1 vvm (cultivations A1 and A2) to define two initial oxygen transfer conditions in both bioreactors. The average shear rate ([Formula: see text]) of the cultivations was estimated using correlations of recent literature based on experimental data of rheological properties of the broth (consistency index, K, and flow index, n) and operating conditions, impeller speed (N) for STB and superficial gas velocity in the riser (UGR) for ALB. In the same oxygen transfer condition, the [Formula: see text] values for ALB were higher than those obtained in STB. The maximum [Formula: see text] presented a strong correlation with a maximum consistency index (K (max)) of the broth. Close values of maximum CA production were obtained in cultivations A1 and A2 (454 and 442 mg L(-1)) with similar maximum [Formula: see text] values of 4,247 and 4,225 s(-1). In cultivations B1 and B2, the maximum CA production of 269 and 402 mg L(-1) were reached with a maximum [Formula: see text] of 904 and 1,786 s(-1). The results show that high values of average shear rate increase the CA production regardless of the oxygen transfer condition and bioreactor model.

  7. The role of IgE recognition in allergic reactions to amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

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    Torres, M J; Montañez, M I; Ariza, A; Salas, M; Fernandez, T D; Barbero, N; Mayorga, C; Blanca, M

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    Betalactam (BL) antibiotics are the drugs most frequently involved in IgE-mediated reactions. The culprit BL varies according to consumption patterns, with amoxicillin (AX) more prevalent in Southern Europe and penicillin V in Scandinavian countries. Nowadays, the combination of AX and clavulanic acid (CLV) is the most highly consumed BL containing medicine worldwide. Both BLs, AX and CLV, can independently be involved in reactions, which poses a diagnostic challenge. In patients with immediate allergic reactions to AX, two patterns of responses have been described, those responding to benzylpenicillin (cross-reactors) and those selective to AX. In addition, selective reactions to CLV account for around 30% of allergic reactions to the combination AX-CLV. These patterns of IgE recognition could be related to differences in the haptenation process, in the immunological response, or in the BL involved in the first sensitization. In this regard, patients with selective responses to CLV are generally younger than those allergic to AX or benzylpenicillin. So far, no evidence of cross-reactivity between CLV and other BLs has been reported. This shows the importance of an accurate diagnosis of CLV allergy, as patients with selective reactions to CLV could take other BLs including AX. Diagnosis can be performed in vivo and in vitro, although no immunoassay currently exists. Research regarding the CLV antigenic determinants and protein conjugates is essential to improve diagnosis. BLs need to covalently bind to a carrier protein to be immunogenic. The antigenic determinant of AX is the amoxicilloyl amide, but CLV leads to unstable structures, many of which are unknown. Moreover, the nature of the BL-protein conjugates plays an important role in IgE recognition. This review aims to summarize current knowledge on the immunochemistry, diagnostic approaches as well as chemical and proteomic studies for both AX and CLV.

  8. Expression of the endogenous and heterologous clavulanic acid cluster in Streptomyces flavogriseus: why a silent cluster is sleeping.

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    Alvarez-Álvarez, R; Martínez-Burgo, Y; Pérez-Redondo, R; Braña, A F; Martín, J F; Liras, P

    2013-11-01

    Clusters for clavulanic acid (CA) biosynthesis are present in the actinomycetes Streptomyces flavogriseus ATCC 33331 and Saccharomonospora viridis DSM 43017. These clusters, which are silent, contain blocks of conserved genes in the same order as those of the Streptomyces clavuligerus CA cluster but assembled in a different organization. S. flavogriseus was grown in nine different media, but clavulanic acid production was undetectable using bioassays or by high-performance liquid chromatography analyses. Reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of S. flavogriseus CA biosynthesis genes showed that the regulatory genes ccaR and claR and some biosynthetic genes were expressed whereas expression of cyp, orf12, orf13, and oppA2 was undetectable. The ccaR gene of S. clavuligerus was unable to switch on CA production in S. flavogriseus::[Pfur-ccaR C], but insertion of a cosmid carrying the S. clavuligerus CA cluster (not including the ccaR gene) conferred clavulanic acid production on S. flavogriseus::[SCos-CA] particularly in TBO and YEME media; these results suggests that some of the S. flavogriseus CA genes are inactive. The known heptameric sequences recognized by CcaR in S. clavuligerus are poorly or not conserved in S. flavogriseus. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis of the CA gene clusters of S. clavuligerus and S. flavogriseus showed that the average expression value of the expressed genes in the former strain was in the order of 1.68-fold higher than in the later. The absence of CA production by S. flavogriseus can be traced to the lack of expression of the essential genes cyp, orf12, orf13, orf14, and oppA2. Heterologous expression of S. clavuligerus CA gene cluster in S. flavogriseus::[SCos-CA] was 11- to 14-fold lower than in the parental strain, suggesting that the genetic background of the host strain is important for optimal production of CA in Streptomyces.

  9. A stable liquid–liquid extraction system for clavulanic acid using polymer-based aqueous two-phase systems

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    Pereira, Jorge F. B.; Santos, Valéria Carvalho; Johansson, Hans-Olof; J. A. Teixeira; Pessoa Júnior, Adalberto

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    The partitioning of Clavulanic Acid (CA) in a novel inexpensive and stable aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) composed by poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and sodium polyacrylate (NaPA) has been studied. The aqueous two-phase systems are formed by mixing both polymers with a salt (NaCl or Na2SO4) and an aqueous solution of CA. The stability of CA on the presence of both polymers was investigated and it was observed that these polymers do not degrade the biomolecule. The effect of PEG-molecular ...

  10. Stability of clavulanic acid under variable pH, ionic strength and temperature conditions : a new kinetic approach

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    Santos, Valéria Carvalho; Pereira, Jorge F. B.; Haga, Raquel Brandão; Rangel-Yagui, Carlota de Oliveira; J.A. Teixeira; Converti, Attilio; Pessoa Júnior, Adalberto

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    Clavulanic acid (CA) is a β-lactam antibiotic that alone exhibits only weak antibacterial activity, but is a potent inhibitor of β-lactamases enzymes. For this reason it is used as a therapeutic in conjunction with penicillins and cephalosporins. However, it is a well-known fact that it is unstable not only during its production phase, but also during downstream processing. Therefore, the main objective of this study was the evaluation of CA long-term stability under different conditions of p...

  11. Variable Absorption of Clavulanic Acid After an Oral Dose of 25 mg/kg of Clavubactin® and Synulox® in Healthy Cats

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    Tom B. Vree

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this investigation were to calculate the pharmacokinetic parameters and to identify parameters, based on individual plasma concentration-time curves of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in cats, that may govern the observed differences in absorption of both drugs. The evaluation was based on the data from plasma concentration-time curves obtained following a single-dose, open, randomised, two-way crossover phase-I study, each involving 24 female cats treated with two Amoxi-Clav formulations (formulation A was Clavubactin® and formulation was B Synulox® ; 80/20 mg, 24 animals, 48 drug administrations. Plasma amoxicillin and clavulanic acid concentrations were determined using validated bioassay methods. The half-life of elimination of amoxicillin is 1.2 h (t1/2 = 1.24 ± 0.28 h, Cmax = 12.8 ± 2.12 μg/ml, and that of clavulanic acid 0.6 h (t1/2 = 0.63 ± 0.16 h, Cmax = 4.60 ± 1.68 μg/ml. There is a ninefold variation in the AUCt of clavulanic acid for both formulations, while the AUCt of amoxicillin varies by a factor of two. The highest clavulanic acid AUCt values indicate the best absorption; all other data indicate less absorption. Taking into account that the amoxicillin–to–clavulanic acid dose ratio in the two products tested was 4:1, the blood concentration ratios may actually vary much more, apparently without compromising the products’ high efficacy against susceptible microorganisms.

  12. 21 CFR 520.88g - Amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium film-coated tablets.

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    ... milligrams of amoxicillin and 12.5 milligrams clavulanic acid, or 100 milligrams of amoxicillin and 25 milligrams clavulanic acid, or 200 milligrams amoxicillin and 50 milligrams clavulanic acid or 300 milligrams amoxicillin and 75 milligrams clavulanic acid. (b) Sponsor. See No. 000069 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter....

  13. 21 CFR 520.88h - Amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension.

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    ... of amoxicillin with clavulanate potassium equivalent to 12.5 milligrams of clavulanic acid. (b... milligrams (equivalent to 5 milligrams amoxicillin and 1.25 milligrams clavulanic acid) per pound of body....5 milligrams (1 milliliter) (50 milligrams of amoxicillin and 12.5 milligrams clavulanic acid)...

  14. Transcriptomic analysis of Streptomyces clavuligerus ΔccaR::tsr: effects of the cephamycin C-clavulanic acid cluster regulator CcaR on global regulation.

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    Alvarez-Álvarez, R; Rodríguez-García, A; Santamarta, I; Pérez-Redondo, R; Prieto-Domínguez, A; Martínez-Burgo, Y; Liras, P

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    Streptomyces clavuligerus ATCC 27064 and S. clavuligerus ΔccaR::tsr cultures were grown in asparagine-starch medium, and samples were taken in the exponential and stationary growth phases. Transcriptomic analysis showed that the expression of 186 genes was altered in the ccaR-deleted mutant. These genes belong to the cephamycin C gene cluster, clavulanic acid gene cluster, clavams, holomycin, differentiation, carbon, nitrogen, amino acids or phosphate metabolism and energy production. All the clavulanic acid biosynthesis genes showed Mc values in the order of -4.23. The blip gene-encoding a β-lactamase inhibitory protein was also controlled by the cephamycin C-clavulanic acid cluster regulator (Mc -2.54). The expression of the cephamycin C biosynthesis genes was greatly reduced in the mutant (Mc values up to -7.1), while the genes involved in putative β-lactam resistance were less affected (Mc average -0.88). Genes for holomycin biosynthesis were upregulated. In addition, the lack of clavulanic acid and cephamycin production negatively affected the expression of genes for the clavulanic acid precursor arginine and of miscellaneous genes involved in nitrogen metabolism (amtB, glnB, glnA3, glnA2, glnA1). The transcriptomic results were validated by quantative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and luciferase assay of luxAB-coupled promoters. Transcriptomic analysis of the homologous genes of S. coelicolor validated the results obtained for S. clavuligerus primary metabolism genes.

  15. OXA-18, a class D clavulanic acid-inhibited extended-spectrum beta-lactamase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Philippon, L N; Naas, T; Bouthors, A T; Barakett, V; Nordmann, P

    1997-01-01

    Clinical isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa Mus showed resistance both to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and to aztreonam. We detected a typical double-disk synergy image when ceftazidime or aztreonam was placed next to a clavulanic acid disk on an agar plate. This resistance phenotype suggested the presence of an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase. Isoelectric focusing revealed that this strain produced three beta-lactamases, of pI 5.5, 7.4, and 8.2. A 2.6-kb Sau3A fragment encoding the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase of pI 5.5 was cloned from P. aeruginosa Mus genomic DNA. This enzyme, named OXA-18, had a relative molecular mass of 30.6 kDa. OXA-18 has a broad substrate profile, hydrolyzing amoxicillin, ticarcillin, cephalothin, ceftazidime, cefotaxime, and aztreonam, but not imipenem or cephamycins. Its activity was totally inhibited by clavulanic acid at 2 microg/ml. Hydrolysis constants of OXA-18 (Vmax, Km) confirmed the MIC results. Cloxacillin and oxacillin hydrolysis was noticeable with the partially purified OXA-18. The blaOXA-18 gene encodes a 275-amino-acid protein which has weak identity with all class D beta-lactamases except OXA-9 and OXA-12 (45 and 42% amino acid identity, respectively). OXA-18 is likely to be chromosomally encoded since no plasmid was found in the strain and because attempts to transfer the resistance marker failed. OXA-18 is peculiar since it is a class D beta-lactamase which confers high resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and seems to have unique hydrolytic properties among non-class A enzymes. PMID:9333046

  16. Molecular Analysis of the Clavulanic Acid Regulatory Gene Isolated from an Iranian Strain of Streptomyces Clavuligerus , PTCC 1709

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    Hojati, Zohreh; Salehi, Zahra; Motovali-Bashi, Majid; Korbekandi, Hasan; Jami, Saeed

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The clavulanic acid regulatory gene (claR) is in the clavulanic acid biosynthetic gene cluster that encodes ClaR. This protein is a putative regulator of the late steps of clavulanic acid biosynthesis. The aim of this research is the molecular cloning of claR, isolated from the Iranian strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus (S. clavuligerus). Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, two different strains of S. clavuligerus were used (PTCC 1705 and DSM 738), of which there is no claR sequence record for strain PTCC 1705 in all three main gene banks. The specific designed primers were subjected to a few base modifications for introduction of the recognition sites of BamHI and ClaI. The claR gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using DNA isolated from S. clavuligerus PTCC 1705. Nested-PCR, restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), and sequencing were used for molecular analysis of the claR gene. The confirmed claR was subjected to double digestion with BamHI and ClaI. The cut claR was ligated into a pBluescript (pBs) vector and transformed into E. coli. Results: The entire sequence of the isolated claR (Iranian strain) was identified. The presence of the recombinant vector in the transformed colonies was confirmed by the colony-PCR procedure. The correct structure of the recombinant vector, isolated from the transformed E. coli, was confirmed using gel electrophoresis, PCR, and double digestion with restriction enzymes. Conclusion: The constructed recombinant cassette, named pZSclaR, can be regarded as an appropriate tool for site directed mutagenesis and sub-cloning. At this time, claR has been cloned accompanied with its precisely selected promoter so it could be used in expression vectors. Hence the ClaR is known as a putative regulatory protein. The overproduced protein could also be used for other related investigations, such as a mobility shift assay. PMID:23508694

  17. Design and exploration of novel boronic acid inhibitors reveals important interactions with a clavulanic acid-resistant sulfhydryl-variable (SHV) β-lactamase.

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    Winkler, Marisa L; Rodkey, Elizabeth A; Taracila, Magdalena A; Drawz, Sarah M; Bethel, Christopher R; Papp-Wallace, Krisztina M; Smith, Kerri M; Xu, Yan; Dwulit-Smith, Jeffrey R; Romagnoli, Chiara; Caselli, Emilia; Prati, Fabio; van den Akker, Focco; Bonomo, Robert A

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    Inhibitor resistant (IR) class A β-lactamases pose a significant threat to many current antibiotic combinations. The K234R substitution in the SHV β-lactamase, from Klebsiella pneumoniae , results in resistance to ampicillin/clavulanate. After site-saturation mutagenesis of Lys-234 in SHV, microbiological and biochemical characterization of the resulting β-lactamases revealed that only -Arg conferred resistance to ampicillin/clavulanate. X-ray crystallography revealed two conformations of Arg-234 and Ser-130 in SHV K234R. The movement of Ser-130 is the principal cause of the observed clavulanate resistance. A panel of boronic acid inhibitors was designed and tested against SHV-1 and SHV K234R. A chiral ampicillin analogue was discovered to have a 2.4 ± 0.2 nM K(i) for SHV K234R; the chiral ampicillin analogue formed a more complex hydrogen-bonding network in SHV K234R vs SHV-1. Consideration of the spatial position of Ser-130 and Lys-234 and this hydrogen-bonding network will be important in the design of novel antibiotics targeting IR β-lactamases.

  18. Molecular Analysis of the Clavulanic Acid Regulatory Gene Isolated from an Iranian Strain of Streptomyces Clavuligerus, PTCC 1709

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    Hasan Korbekandi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The clavulanic acid regulatory gene (claR is in the clavulanic acid biosyntheticgene cluster that encodes ClaR. This protein is a putative regulator of the late steps ofclavulanic acid biosynthesis. The aim of this research is the molecular cloning of claR,isolated from the Iranian strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus (S. clavuligerus.Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, two different strains of S. clavuligeruswere used (PTCC 1705 and DSM 738, of which there is no claR sequence record forstrain PTCC 1705 in all three main gene banks. The specific designed primers were subjectedto a few base modifications for introduction of the recognition sites of BamHI andClaI. The claR gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR using DNA isolatedfrom S. clavuligerus PTCC 1705. Nested-PCR, restriction fragment length polymorphism(PCR-RFLP, and sequencing were used for molecular analysis of the claR gene.The confirmed claR was subjected to double digestion with BamHI and ClaI. The cut claRwas ligated into a pBluescript (pBs vector and transformed into E. coli.Results: The entire sequence of the isolated claR (Iranian strain was identified. Thepresence of the recombinant vector in the transformed colonies was confirmed by thecolony-PCR procedure. The correct structure of the recombinant vector, isolated from thetransformed E. coli, was confirmed using gel electrophoresis, PCR, and double digestionwith restriction enzymes.Conclusion: The constructed recombinant cassette, named pZSclaR, can be regardedas an appropriate tool for site directed mutagenesis and sub-cloning. At this time, claRhas been cloned accompanied with its precisely selected promoter so it could be used inexpression vectors. Hence the ClaR is known as a putative regulatory protein. The overproducedprotein could also be used for other related investigations, such as a mobilityshift assay.

  19. Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Induced by Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid: Report of a Case Presenting With Generalized Lymphadenopathy.

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    Syrigou, Ekaterini; Grapsa, Dimitra; Charpidou, Andriani; Syrigos, Konstantinos

    2015-01-01

    Drug-induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is a rare pustular skin reaction, most commonly triggered by antibiotics. Although its diagnosis is based primarily on the presence of specific clinical and histopathologic features, additional in vivo (patch testing) or in vitro testing may be required, especially in atypical cases, to more accurately determine the causative agent. The authors report a histologically confirmed case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis that was induced by amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, as documented by subsequent patch testing, and presented with generalized painful lymphadenopathy, mimicking an acute infectious process. This is a very rare and diagnostically challenging clinical presentation of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, which has been reported, to the best of our knowledge, only once previously.

  20. Abnormal physiological properties and altered cell wall composition in Streptococcus pneumoniae grown in the presence of clavulanic acid.

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    Severin, A; Severina, E; Tomasz, A

    1997-01-01

    Subinhibitory concentrations of clavulanate caused premature induction of stationary-phase autolysis, sensitization to lysozyme, and reductions in the MICs of deoxycholate and penicillin for Streptococcus pneumoniae. In the range of clavulanate concentrations producing these effects, this beta-lactam compound was selectively bound to PBP 3. Cell walls isolated from pneumococci grown in the presence of clavulanate showed increased sensitivity to the hydrolytic action of purified pneumococcal autolysin in vitro. High-performance liquid chromatography analysis of the peptidoglycan isolated from the clavulanate-grown cells showed major qualitative and quantitative changes in stem peptide composition, the most striking feature of which was the accumulation of peptide species carrying intact D-alanyl-D-alanine residues at the carboxy termini. The altered biological and biochemical properties of the clavulanate-grown pneumococci appear to be the consequences of suppressed D,D-carboxypeptidase activity. PMID:9055983

  1. Comparative efficacy of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and levofloxacin in the reduction of postsurgical sequelae after third molar surgery: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial in a Nigerian university teaching hospital

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    Kizito Chioma Ndukwe

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    Full Text Available Background: The most common sequelae after surgical removal of mandibular third molar are pain, trismus, swelling, and dysphagia. However, these symptoms can also signal the onset of surgical site infection and alveoli osteitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and levofloxacin and preemptive therapy of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in the reduction of postinflammatory complications, surgical site infection, and alveolar osteitis following the third molar surgery. Patients and Methods: A total of 135 patients were randomized into three equal groups: Group A (preemptive therapy of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid with preoperative dose of 875/125 mg amoxicillin/clavulanic acid followed by 500/125 mg amoxicillin/clavulanic acid 12 hourly for 5 days, Group B (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid prophylaxis with a single preoperative dose of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid 875/125 mg tablets, and Group C (levofloxacin prophylaxis with a single preoperative dose of levofloxacin 1000 mg tablets. All patients had ostectomy using surgical handpiece and burs and received same analgesics (tabs ibuprofen 400 mg 8 hourly for 3 days. Results: No case of surgical site infection or alveoli osteitis was recorded in the study groups. There were no statistically significant differences between the treatment groups with regard to pain, mouth opening, postoperative facial dimension, and body temperature. Conclusion: Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid as a single preoperative bolus should be adequate for the prevention of postoperative wound infection and alveoli osteitis following the third molar extraction as there is no need for an extension of the antibiotic. Moreover, levofloxacin can be utilized as prophylaxis in patients undergoing mandibular third molar extraction if such patients are allergic to penicillins.

  2. BEL-1, a Novel Clavulanic Acid-Inhibited Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase, and the Class 1 Integron In120 in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Poirel, Laurent; Brinas, Laura; Verlinde, Annemie; Ide, Louis; Nordmann, Patrice

    2005-01-01

    Screening by a double-disk synergy test identified a Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate that produced a clavulanic acid-inhibited expanded-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL). Cloning and sequencing identified a novel ESBL, BEL-1, weakly related to other Ambler class A ESBLs. β-Lactamase BEL-1 hydrolyzed significantly most expanded-spectrum cephalosporins and aztreonam, and its activity was inhibited by clavulanic acid, tazobactam, cefoxitin, moxalactam, and imipenem. This chromosome-encoded ESBL gene was embedded in a class 1 integron containing three other gene cassettes. In addition, this integron was bracketed by Tn1404 transposon sequences at its right end and by P. aeruginosa-specific sequences at its left end. PMID:16127048

  3. Advances in β-1actamase inhibitor clavulanic acid%β-内酰胺酶抑制剂克拉维酸研究进展

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    孟勇; 张国华; 王忠彦; 官家发

    2003-01-01

    综述了临床使用的β-内酰胺酶抑制剂克拉维酸(clavulanic acid,CA)产生菌的种类、作用机理、生物合成、代谢调控、以及提高克拉维酸产量的策略等方面的最新研究进展.

  4. The combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole in the treatment of Madurella mycetomatis eumycetoma and Staphylococcus aureus co-infection.

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    Najwa A Mhmoud

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Eumycetoma is a chronic progressive disabling and destructive inflammatory disease which is commonly caused by the fungus Madurella mycetomatis. It is characterized by the formation of multiple discharging sinuses. It is usually treated by antifungal agents but it is assumed that the therapeutic efficiency of these agents is reduced by the co-existence of Staphylococcus aureus co-infection developing in these sinuses. This prospective study was conducted to investigate the safety, efficacy and clinical outcome of combined antibiotic and antifungal therapy in eumycetoma patients with superimposed Staphylococcus aureus infection. The study enrolled 337 patients with confirmed M. mycetomatis eumycetoma and S. aureus co-infection. Patients were allocated into three groups; 142 patients received amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole, 93 patients received ciprofloxacin and ketoconazole and 102 patients received ketoconazole only. The study showed that, patients who received amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole treatment had an overall better clinical outcome compared to those who had combined ciprofloxacin and ketoconazole or to those who received ketoconazole only. In this study, 60.6% of the combined amoxicillin-clavulanic acid/ketoconazole group showed complete or partial clinical response to treatment compared to 30.1% in the ciprofloxacin/ketoconazole group and 36.3% in the ketoconazole only group. The study also showed that 64.5% of the patients in the ciprofloxacin/ketoconazole group and 59.8% in the ketoconazole only group had progressive disease and poor outcome. This study showed that the combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole treatment is safe and offers good clinical outcome and it is therefore recommended to treat eumycetoma patients with Staphylococcus aureus co-infection.

  5. The combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole in the treatment of Madurella mycetomatis eumycetoma and Staphylococcus aureus co-infection.

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    Mhmoud, Najwa A; Fahal, Ahmed Hassan; Mahgoub, El Sheikh; van de Sande, Wendy W J

    2014-06-01

    Eumycetoma is a chronic progressive disabling and destructive inflammatory disease which is commonly caused by the fungus Madurella mycetomatis. It is characterized by the formation of multiple discharging sinuses. It is usually treated by antifungal agents but it is assumed that the therapeutic efficiency of these agents is reduced by the co-existence of Staphylococcus aureus co-infection developing in these sinuses. This prospective study was conducted to investigate the safety, efficacy and clinical outcome of combined antibiotic and antifungal therapy in eumycetoma patients with superimposed Staphylococcus aureus infection. The study enrolled 337 patients with confirmed M. mycetomatis eumycetoma and S. aureus co-infection. Patients were allocated into three groups; 142 patients received amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole, 93 patients received ciprofloxacin and ketoconazole and 102 patients received ketoconazole only. The study showed that, patients who received amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole treatment had an overall better clinical outcome compared to those who had combined ciprofloxacin and ketoconazole or to those who received ketoconazole only. In this study, 60.6% of the combined amoxicillin-clavulanic acid/ketoconazole group showed complete or partial clinical response to treatment compared to 30.1% in the ciprofloxacin/ketoconazole group and 36.3% in the ketoconazole only group. The study also showed that 64.5% of the patients in the ciprofloxacin/ketoconazole group and 59.8% in the ketoconazole only group had progressive disease and poor outcome. This study showed that the combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ketoconazole treatment is safe and offers good clinical outcome and it is therefore recommended to treat eumycetoma patients with Staphylococcus aureus co-infection.

  6. Effect of clavulanic acid on activity of beta-lactam antibiotics in Serratia marcescens isolates producing both a TEM beta-lactamase and a chromosomal cephalosporinase.

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    Bush, K; Flamm, R K; Ohringer, S; Singer, S B; Summerill, R; Bonner, D P

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    An isolate of Serratia marcescens that produced both an inducible chromosomal and a plasmid-mediated TEM-1 beta-lactamase was resistant to ampicillin and amoxicillin and also demonstrated decreased susceptibility to extended-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotics (ESBAs). Clavulanic acid did not lower the MICs of the ESBAs, but it decreased the MICs of the penicillins. The TEM-1-producing plasmid was transferred to a more susceptible S. marcescens strain that produced a well-characterized inducible chromosomal beta-lactamase. The MICs of the ESBAs remained at a low level for the transconjugant. Ampicillin and amoxicillin which were good substrates for the plasmid-mediated enzyme, were not well hydrolyzed by the chromosomal enzymes; the ESBAs were hydrolyzed slowly by all the enzymes. When each of the S. marcescens strains was grown with these beta-lactam antibiotics, at least modest increases in chromosomal beta-lactamase activity were observed. When organisms were grown in the presence of clavulanic acid and an ESBA, no enhanced induction was observed. The increases in the MICs of the ESBAs observed for the initial clinical isolate may have been due to a combination of low inducibility, slow hydrolysis, and differences in permeability between the S. marcescens isolates. When clavulanic acid and a penicillin were added to strains that produced both a plasmid-mediated TEM and a chromosomal beta-lactamase, much higher levels of chromosomal beta-lactamase activity were present than were observed in cultures induced by the penicillin alone. This was due to the higher levels of penicillin that were available for induction as a result of inhibition of the TEM enzyme by clavulanate. Images PMID:1803992

  7. Simultaneous detection and comparative pharmacokinetics of amoxicillin, clavulanic acid and prednisolone in cows' milk by UPLC-MS/MS.

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    Liu, Yuan; Zhu, Kui; Wang, Jianfen; Huang, Xiaoyong; Wang, Guanlin; Li, Congying; Cao, Jie; Ding, Shuangyang

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    Amoxicillin (AMOX), clavulanic acid (CLAV) and prednisolone (PSL) are widely used in combination for the treatment of mastitis in lactating dairy cows. However, no method has been reported to detect these three chemicals in milk in a single assay. In the present work, a reliable and sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of AMOX, CLAV and PSL in cow's milk. The analytes were determined by a positive and negative ionization electrospray mass spectrometer via multiple reaction monitoring. The linear ranges of AMOX, CLAV and PSL were from 2 to 1000ng/mL, 20-1000ng/mL and 1-1000ng/mL, respectively, with the correlation coefficients greater than 0.999. The limits of quantification (LOQs) were 2ng/mL (AMOX), 20ng/mL (CLAV) and 1ng/mL (PSL). Recoveries of the analytes of interest in milk samples were in the ranges of 84.2-101.4%. The intra-day and inter-day precisions ranged from 1.8% to 11.9%. This method was successfully applied to investigate the pharmacokinetics of AMOX, CLAV and PSL in milk from healthy and mastitic cows. The elimination times of AMOX and PSL in mastitic cows were longer than that in healthy cows, but the elimination times of CLAV did not show significant difference.

  8. The Role of Chronic Exposure to Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid on the Developmental Enamel Defects in Mice.

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    Mihalaş, Eugeniu; Matricala, Lavinia; Chelmuş, Alina; Gheţu, Nicolae; Petcu, Ana; Paşca, Sorin

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    Amoxicillin used in early childhood may be associated with enamel hypomineralization. Our aim was to assess disturbances of amelogenesis in mice lower incisors induced by chronic administration of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC). Twenty-eight C57BL/6 male mice, of similar age, randomly divided into a control and 3 treatment groups (n = 7) received subcutaneous injection, once per day, for 60 days: 50, 100, and 150 mg/kg BW of AMC. Scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis in AMC treatment groups showed higher content in F and a decrease in P and Ca. Morphology changes ranged from scratched patterns, and small isolated pits-like enamel loss, to generalized demineralized enamel surface, giving a rough, foamy, scaly, or even cracked eggshell appearance to the affected areas. Histological analysis showed disturbances of maturation ameloblasts, which were less organized, with increased amounts of clear vacuoles in the cytoplasm and slightly more elongated and less condensed nucleus. Additionally, they were often detached from the enamel matrix. Transitional ameloblasts formed underlying the cysts of varied sizes. In conclusion, AMC dose-dependently affect ameloblast functions especially in the maturation phase, causing hypomineralized enamel formation with quantitative and/or qualitative defects.

  9. Clavulanic acid enhances glutamate transporter subtype I (GLT-1) expression and decreases reinforcing efficacy of cocaine in mice.

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    Kim, Jae; John, Joel; Langford, Dianne; Walker, Ellen; Ward, Sara; Rawls, Scott M

    2016-03-01

    The β-lactam antibiotic ceftriaxone (CTX) reduces cocaine reinforcement and relapse in preclinical assays through a mechanism involving activation of glutamate transporter subtype 1 (GLT-1). However, its poor brain penetrability and intravenous administration route may limit its therapeutic utility for indications related to CNS diseases. An alternative is clavulanic acid (CA), a structural analog of CTX that retains the β-lactam core required for GLT-1 activity but displays enhanced brain penetrability and oral activity relative to CTX. Here, we tested the hypothesis that CA (1, 10 mg/kg ip) would enhance GLT-1 expression and decrease cocaine self-administration (SA) in mice, but at lower doses than CTX. Experiments revealed that GLT-1 transporter expression in the nucleus accumbens of mice treated with repeated CA (1, 10 mg/kg) was enhanced relative to saline-treated mice. Repeated CA treatment (1 mg/kg) reduced the reinforcing efficacy of cocaine (0.56 mg/kg/inf) in mice maintained on a progressive-ratio (PR) schedule of reinforcement but did not affect acquisition of cocaine SA under fixed-ratio responding or acquisition or retention of learning. These findings suggest that the β-lactamase inhibitor CA can activate the cellular glutamate reuptake system in the brain reward circuit and reduce cocaine's reinforcing efficacy at 100-fold lower doses than CTX.

  10. Genetic Structure Associated with blaOXA-18, Encoding a Clavulanic Acid-Inhibited Extended-Spectrum Oxacillinase▿

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    Naas, Thierry; Namdari, Fatemeh; Bogaerts, Pierre; Huang, Te-Din; Glupczynski, Youri; Nordmann, Patrice

    2008-01-01

    The genetic environment of the blaOXA-18 gene encoding a peculiar clavulanic acid-inhibitable Ambler class D extended-spectrum β-lactamase was determined from the prototype OXA-18-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa MUS clinical isolate. An 8.2-kb genomic DNA fragment containing blaOXA-18 was cloned from P. aeruginosa MUS. Although most oxacillinases are located in integrons, blaOXA-18 lacked gene cassette-specific features. It was bracketed by two duplicated sequences containing ISCR19, a novel insertion sequence of the ISCR family of mobile elements; ΔintI1, a truncated integrase gene; and a truncated Δaac6′-Ib gene cassette. It is likely that ISCR19 was at the origin of the blaOXA-18 gene mobilization by a rolling-circle transposition event followed by homologous recombination. Furthermore, analysis of the cloned genomic DNA fragment revealed the presence of the integron-containing blaOXA-20 gene. Concomitantly, three P. aeruginosa clinical isolates, displaying a synergy image as determined by double-disk diffusion tests on cloxacillin-containing plates, were isolated from three patients hospitalized in different wards over a 9-month period at the Saint-Luc University hospital (Brussels, Belgium). These isolates were positive by PCR for blaOXA-18 and blaOXA-20 genes, genetically related to P. aeruginosa MUS as determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and carried the same blaOXA-18/blaOXA-20-associated genetic structures. This report characterized the genetic elements likely at the origin of blaOXA-18 gene mobilization in P. aeruginosa and suggests the spread of oxacillin-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases in P. aeruginosa at the Saint-Luc University hospital of Brussels, Belgium. PMID:18663027

  11. Biological efficacy and stability of diluted ticarcillin-clavulanic acid in the topical treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.

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    Bateman, Fiona L; Moss, Susan M; Trott, Darren J; Shipstone, Michael A

    2012-04-01

    Topical compounded Timentin(®) diluted with an inactive vehicle has been reported to be effective in the treatment of otitis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The aims of this study were to determine the biological efficacy of Timentin(®) (ticarcillin and clavulanic acid) when diluted in the carrier vehicle Methopt(®) against P. aeruginosa and to determine the efficacy and stability of Timentin(®) aqueous stock concentrate solution. Timentin(®) stock concentrate was tested against four P. aeruginosa isolates on days 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28; then after 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 12 months of storage at 4 or -20°C. The diluted Timentin(®)-Methopt(®) solutions were tested against all isolates after 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28 days of storage at 24 or 4°C. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) levels for all strains were determined using the broth microdilution method. The MIC of the stock solution remained relatively constant and acceptable throughout the study when stored at -20°C and was also acceptable for shorter time periods (6-9 months) when stored at 4°C. The MIC for the diluted Timentin(®)-Methopt(®) solution remained relatively constant and acceptable throughout the study for all four bacterial strains, with no difference between the solutions stored at 4 or 24°C. The results of this study indicate that storage of the Timentin(®) stock solution at -20°C does not compromise efficacy for at least 12 months and that Timentin(®) diluted in Methopt(®) was stable for 28 days when stored at either 4 or 24°C.

  12. Long-term changes in human colonic Bifidobacterium populations induced by a 5-day oral amoxicillin-clavulanic acid treatment.

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    Mangin, Irène; Lévêque, Christophe; Magne, Fabien; Suau, Antonia; Pochart, Philippe

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the possible modifications due to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (AMC) treatment on total bacteria and on Bifidobacterium species balance in human colonic microbiota. Eighteen healthy volunteers (19 to 36 years old) were given a 875/125 mg dose of AMC twice a day for 5 days. Fecal samples were obtained before and after antibiotic exposure. After total DNA extraction, total bacteria and bifidobacteria were specifically quantified using real-time PCR. Dominant species were monitored over time using bacterial and bifidobacterial Temporal Temperature Gradient gel Electrophoresis (TTGE). At the end of AMC exposure, total bacterial concentrations as well as bifidobacteria concentrations were significantly reduced compared to before AMC exposure:10.7±0.1 log(10) 16S rRNA gene copies/g vs 11.1±0.1 log(10) (p = 0.003) and 8.1±0.5 log(10) 16S rRNA gene copies/g vs 9.4±0.3 log(10) (p = 0.003), respectively. At the same time, the mean similarity percentages of TTGE bacteria and TTGE bifidobacteria profiles were significantly reduced compared to before AMC exposure: 51.6%±3.5% vs 81.4%±2.1% and 55.8%±7.6% vs 84.5%±4.1%, respectively. Occurrence of B. adolescentis, B. bifidum and B. pseudocatenulatum/B. catenulatum species significantly decreased. Occurrence of B. longum remained stable. Moreover, the number of distinct Bifidobacterium species per sample significantly decreased (1.5±0.3 vs 2.3±0.3; p = 0.01). Two months after AMC exposure, the mean similarity percentage of TTGE profiles was 55.6% for bacteria and 62.3% for bifidobacteria. These results clearly demonstrated that a common antibiotic treatment may qualitatively alter the colonic microbiota. Such modifications may have potential long-term physiological consequences.

  13. Long-term changes in human colonic Bifidobacterium populations induced by a 5-day oral amoxicillin-clavulanic acid treatment.

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to assess the possible modifications due to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (AMC treatment on total bacteria and on Bifidobacterium species balance in human colonic microbiota. Eighteen healthy volunteers (19 to 36 years old were given a 875/125 mg dose of AMC twice a day for 5 days. Fecal samples were obtained before and after antibiotic exposure. After total DNA extraction, total bacteria and bifidobacteria were specifically quantified using real-time PCR. Dominant species were monitored over time using bacterial and bifidobacterial Temporal Temperature Gradient gel Electrophoresis (TTGE. At the end of AMC exposure, total bacterial concentrations as well as bifidobacteria concentrations were significantly reduced compared to before AMC exposure:10.7±0.1 log(10 16S rRNA gene copies/g vs 11.1±0.1 log(10 (p = 0.003 and 8.1±0.5 log(10 16S rRNA gene copies/g vs 9.4±0.3 log(10 (p = 0.003, respectively. At the same time, the mean similarity percentages of TTGE bacteria and TTGE bifidobacteria profiles were significantly reduced compared to before AMC exposure: 51.6%±3.5% vs 81.4%±2.1% and 55.8%±7.6% vs 84.5%±4.1%, respectively. Occurrence of B. adolescentis, B. bifidum and B. pseudocatenulatum/B. catenulatum species significantly decreased. Occurrence of B. longum remained stable. Moreover, the number of distinct Bifidobacterium species per sample significantly decreased (1.5±0.3 vs 2.3±0.3; p = 0.01. Two months after AMC exposure, the mean similarity percentage of TTGE profiles was 55.6% for bacteria and 62.3% for bifidobacteria. These results clearly demonstrated that a common antibiotic treatment may qualitatively alter the colonic microbiota. Such modifications may have potential long-term physiological consequences.

  14. [Efficacy and safety of clavulanic acid/amoxicillin (1: 14) dry syrup in the treatment of children with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis].

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    Sugita, Rinya; Yamamoto, Shuichi; Motoyama, Hidekatsu; Yarita, Masao

    2015-06-01

    To demonstrate clinical value of clavulanic acid/amoxicillin (CVA/AMPC) 1:14 combination dry syrup for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS), the efficacy and safety were evaluated in a multicenter, open-label, uncontrolled study in 27 children with ABRS. The proportion of subjects who were 'cured' at the test of cure as the primary endpoint was 88.5%. In subjects with a major pathogenic bacteria at baseline (i.e., Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis) bacterial eradication was achieved in ≥ 80% of the subjects with the exception of β-lactamase non-producing ampicillin resistant H. influenzae: BLNAR and β-lactamase producing ampicillin resistant H. influenzae: BLPAR (β-lactamase producing amoxicillin/clavulanic acid resistant H. influenzae: BLPACR). The MIC of CVA/AMPC (1:14) was not higher than 4 μg/mL for all pathogens except one strain each of BLNAR and BLPAR (BLPACR). Drug-related adverse events were reported in 19% of patients (5/27 patients). All of the reported drug-related adverse events were classified as gastrointestinal disorders that have been commonly reported with antibacterial drugs. These results indicate that CVA/AMPC (1:14) was clinically useful for the treatment of ABRS and is also suggested that was effective especially for the treatment of ABRS in children caused by beta-lactamase-producing bacteria including M. catarrhalis.

  15. Clinical and microbiological effects of initial periodontal therapy in conjunction with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in patients with adult periodontitis : A randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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    Winkel, EG; van Winkelhoff, AJ; Barendregt, DS; van der Weijden, GA; Timmerman, MF; van der Velden, U

    1999-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical and microbiological effects of initial periodontal therapy in conjunction with systemic amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid in adult periodontitis patients using a double-blind, parallel-group, and placebo-controlled protocol. 21 patients wit

  16. Evaluation of ticarcillin/clavulanic acid versus ceftriaxone plus amikacin for fever and neutropenia in pediatric patients with leukemia and lymphoma

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    Petrilli Antonio Sérgio

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The empirical use of antibiotic treatments is widely accepted as a means to treat cancer patients in chemotherapy who have fever and neutropenia. Intravenous monotherapy, with broad spectrum antibiotics, of patients with a high risk of complications is a possible alternative. METHODS: We conducted a prospective open-label, randomized study of patients with lymphoma or leukemia who had fever and neutropenia during chemotherapy. Patients received either monotherapy with ticarcillin/clavulanic acid (T or ceftriaxone plus amikacin (C+A. RESULTS: Seventy patients who presented 136 episodes were evaluated, 68 in each arm of the study. The mean neutrophil counts at admission were 217cells/mm³ (T and 201cells/mm³ (C+A. The mean duration of neutropenia was 8.7 days (T and 7.6 days (C+A. Treatment was successful without the need for modifications in 71% of the episodes in the T group and 81% in the C+A group (p=0.23. Treatment was considered to have failed because of death in two episodes (3% in the T group and three episodes (4% in the C+A group, and because of a change in the drug applied in one episode in the T group and two episodes in the C+A group. Overall success was 96% (T and 93% (C+A. Adverse events that occurred in group T were not related to the drugs used in this study. CONCLUSION: In pediatric and adolescent patients with leukemia or lymphoma, who presented with fever and neutropenia, during chemotherapy, ticarcillin/clavulanic acid was as successful as the combination of ceftriaxone plus amikacin. It should be considered an appropriate option for this group of patients at high risk for infections.

  17. Old Drugs To Treat Resistant Bugs: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates with mecC Are Susceptible to a Combination of Penicillin and Clavulanic Acid.

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    Ba, Xiaoliang; Harrison, Ewan M; Lovering, Andrew L; Gleadall, Nicholas; Zadoks, Ruth; Parkhill, Julian; Peacock, Sharon J; Holden, Matthew T G; Paterson, Gavin K; Holmes, Mark A

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    β-Lactam resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is mediated by the expression of an alternative penicillin-binding protein 2a (PBP2a) (encoded by mecA) with a low affinity for β-lactam antibiotics. Recently, a novel variant of mecA, known as mecC, was identified in MRSA isolates from both humans and animals. In this study, we demonstrate that mecC-encoded PBP2c does not mediate resistance to penicillin. Rather, broad-spectrum β-lactam resistance in MRSA strains carrying mecC (mecC-MRSA strains) is mediated by a combination of both PBP2c and the distinct β-lactamase encoded by the blaZ gene of strain LGA251 (blaZLGA251), which is part of mecC-encoding staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type XI. We further demonstrate that mecC-MRSA strains are susceptible to the combination of penicillin and the β-lactam inhibitor clavulanic acid in vitro and that the same combination is effective in vivo for the treatment of experimental mecC-MRSA infection in wax moth larvae. Thus, we demonstrate how the distinct biological differences between mecA- and mecC-encoded PBP2a and PBP2c have the potential to be exploited as a novel approach for the treatment of mecC-MRSA infections. PMID:26392513

  18. Diversity of Clavulanic Acid-Inhibited Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases in Aeromonas spp. from the Seine River, Paris, France▿

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    Girlich, Delphine; Poirel, Laurent; Nordmann, Patrice

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    Environmental Aeromonas sp. isolates resistant to ceftazidime were recovered during an environmental survey performed with water samples from the Seine River, in Paris, France, in November 2009. Selected isolates were identified by sequencing of the 16S rRNA and rpoB genes. PCR and cloning experiments were used to identify broad-spectrum-β-lactamase-encoding genes and their genetic context. Clavulanic acid-inhibited extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL) genes were identified in 71% of the Aeromonas sp. isolates. A variety of ESBL genes were detected, including blaVEB-1a, blaSHV-12, blaPER-1, blaPER-6, blaTLA-2, and blaGES-7, suggesting an aquatic reservoir of those ESBL genes. Moreover, the repeated elements and different insertion sequences were identified in association with the blaPER-6 and the blaVEB-1a genes, respectively, indicating a wide diversity of mobilization events, making Aeromonas spp. a vehicle for ESBL dissemination. PMID:21149627

  19. Incidence of gonorrhoea due to penicillinase producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Japan 1981-3 and treatment using a new antibiotic combination, BRL25000 (amoxycillin and clavulanic acid).

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    Osato, K; Tsugami, H; Harada, K; Maruyama, J

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    During the three years 1981-3, 134 (9.1%) of 1473 patients presenting at our clinics were found to be infected with penicillinase producing strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of benzylpenicillin and ampicillin against these PPNG strains were 8 mg/l or more, whereas against non-PPNG strains they were consistently 4 mg/l or less. In contrast, the MIC of BRL25000 (two parts amoxycillin and one part clavulanic acid, the beta lactamase inhibitor) was 4 mg/l or less even against PPNG strains. MICs of a number of other drugs commonly used to treat gonorrhoea, such as cephaloridine, cefoxitin, tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, kanamycin, and spectinomycin, showed no appreciable differences between non-PPNG and PPNG strains and the MIC of cephaloridine in particular was relatively high. BRL25000 proved to be very effective in the treatment of PPNG infection and cured all of 121 patients treated. A daily dose of 2.25g, cured 105 patients in two days, 11 patients in three days, four patients in four days, and one patient in five days. A new rapid diagnostic method for detecting PPNG strains, capable of application at an outpatient clinic and providing a result on the following day, is described. Images PMID:3089905

  20. 发酵中克拉维酸降解因素的探讨%The Study of Degradation of Clavulanic Acid in Ferment

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    任杰; 王永华; 杨博; 余若黔

    2004-01-01

    探讨了克拉维酸(clavulanic acid,CA)在发酵液中的降解因素,首先研究了培养基组分影响CA降解速率的大小,并计算出不同组分对其降解的速率常数.然后,研究了发酵过程中在对数生长期和稳定期的克拉维酸降解速率常数.研究发现外界环境因素对CA降解速率的影响大小不同,通过对带棒链霉菌对数生长期和稳定期CA降解情况的研究,可以判断,在pH、温度等发酵条件一定的情况下,导致发酵后期CA严重降解的原因可能与菌体生长过程中产生的热敏性物质或者稳定期产生的次级代谢产物有关.

  1. Old Drugs To Treat Resistant Bugs: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates with mecC Are Susceptible to a Combination of Penicillin and Clavulanic Acid.

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    Ba, Xiaoliang; Harrison, Ewan M; Lovering, Andrew L; Gleadall, Nicholas; Zadoks, Ruth; Parkhill, Julian; Peacock, Sharon J; Holden, Matthew T G; Paterson, Gavin K; Holmes, Mark A

    2015-12-01

    β-Lactam resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is mediated by the expression of an alternative penicillin-binding protein 2a (PBP2a) (encoded by mecA) with a low affinity for β-lactam antibiotics. Recently, a novel variant of mecA, known as mecC, was identified in MRSA isolates from both humans and animals. In this study, we demonstrate that mecC-encoded PBP2c does not mediate resistance to penicillin. Rather, broad-spectrum β-lactam resistance in MRSA strains carrying mecC (mecC-MRSA strains) is mediated by a combination of both PBP2c and the distinct β-lactamase encoded by the blaZ gene of strain LGA251 (blaZLGA251), which is part of mecC-encoding staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type XI. We further demonstrate that mecC-MRSA strains are susceptible to the combination of penicillin and the β-lactam inhibitor clavulanic acid in vitro and that the same combination is effective in vivo for the treatment of experimental mecC-MRSA infection in wax moth larvae. Thus, we demonstrate how the distinct biological differences between mecA- and mecC-encoded PBP2a and PBP2c have the potential to be exploited as a novel approach for the treatment of mecC-MRSA infections.

  2. Clavulanic acid production estimation based on color and structural features of Streptomyces clavuligerus bacteria using self-organizing map and genetic algorithm.

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    Nurmohamadi, Maryam; Pourghassem, Hossein

    2014-05-01

    The utilization of antibiotics produced by Clavulanic acid (CA) is an increasing need in medicine and industry. Usually, the CA is created from the fermentation of Streptomycen Clavuligerus (SC) bacteria. Analysis of visual and morphological features of SC bacteria is an appropriate measure to estimate the growth of CA. In this paper, an automatic and fast CA production level estimation algorithm based on visual and structural features of SC bacteria instead of statistical methods and experimental evaluation by microbiologist is proposed. In this algorithm, structural features such as the number of newborn branches, thickness of hyphal and bacterial density and also color features such as acceptance color levels are extracted from the SC bacteria. Moreover, PH and biomass of the medium provided by microbiologists are considered as specified features. The level of CA production is estimated by using a new application of Self-Organizing Map (SOM), and a hybrid model of genetic algorithm with back propagation network (GA-BPN). The proposed algorithm is evaluated on four carbonic resources including malt, starch, wheat flour and glycerol that had used as different mediums of bacterial growth. Then, the obtained results are compared and evaluated with observation of specialist. Finally, the Relative Error (RE) for the SOM and GA-BPN are achieved 14.97% and 16.63%, respectively.

  3. Comparative Bacteriological Efficacy of Pharmacokinetically Enhanced Amoxicillin-Clavulanate against Streptococcus pneumoniae with Elevated Amoxicillin MICs and Haemophilus influenzae

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    Berry, Valerie; Hoover, Jennifer; Singley, Christine; Woodnutt, Gary

    2005-01-01

    A new pharmacokinetically enhanced formulation of amoxicillin-clavulanate (2,000 mg of amoxicillin/125 mg of clavulanate twice a day; ratio 16:1) has been designed, with sustained-release technology, to allow coverage of bacterial strains with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid MICs of at least 4/2 μg/ml. The bacteriological efficacy of amoxicillin-clavulanate, 2,000/125 mg twice a day, ratio 16:1, was compared in a rat model of respiratory tract infection versus four other amoxicillin-clavulanate f...

  4. Molecular identification of aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli resistant to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid isolated in Spain.

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    Fernández-Martínez, Marta; Miró, Elisenda; Ortega, Adriana; Bou, Germán; González-López, Juan José; Oliver, Antonio; Pascual, Alvaro; Cercenado, Emilia; Oteo, Jesús; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Navarro, Ferran

    2015-08-01

    The activity of eight aminoglycosides (amikacin, apramycin, arbekacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, netilmicin and tobramycin) against a collection of 257 amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC)-resistant Escherichia coli isolates was determined by microdilution. Aminoglycoside resistance rates, the prevalence of aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme (AME) genes, the relationship between AME gene detection and resistance phenotype to aminoglycosides, and the association of AME genes with mechanisms of AMC resistance in E. coli isolates in Spain were investigated. Aminoglycoside-resistant isolates were screened for the presence of genes encoding common AMEs [aac(3)-Ia, aac(3)-IIa, aac(3)-IVa, aac(6')-Ib, ant(2″)-Ia, ant(4')-IIa and aph(3')-Ia] or 16S rRNA methylases (armA, rmtB, rmtC and npmA). In total, 105 isolates (40.9%) were resistant to at least one of the aminoglycosides tested. Amikacin, apramycin and arbekacin showed better activity, with MIC90 values of 2mg/L (arbekacin) and 8mg/L (amikacin and apramycin). Kanamycin presented the highest MIC90 (128mg/L). The most common AME gene was aac(6')-Ib (36 strains; 34.3%), followed by aph(3')-Ia (31 strains; 29.5%), ant(2″)-Ia (29 strains; 27.6%) and aac(3)-IIa (23 strains; 21.9%). aac(3)-Ia, aac(3)-IVa, ant(4')-IIa and the four methylases were not detected. The ant(2″)-Ia gene was usually associated with OXA-1 [21/30; 70%], whilst 23/25 (92%) strains producing CTX-M-15 had the aac(6')-Ib gene. The most prevalent AME gene was aac(6')-Ib (18/41; 44%) in nosocomial isolates, whilst ant(2″)-Ia and aph(3')-Ia genes (20/64; 31%) were more frequent in strains of community origin. In 64.6% isolates the phenotypic profile correlated with the presence of commonly encountered AMEs.

  5. Simultaneous quantification of cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid in human plasma by LC-MS using solid phase extraction with application to pharmacokinetic studies.

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    Dubala, Anil; Nagarajan, Janaki Sankarachari Krishnan; Vimal, Chandran Sathish; George, Renjith

    2013-03-15

    A simple, rapid and selective high performance liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (HPLC-APCI-MS) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous estimation of cefpodoxime proxetil (CDPX) and clavulanic acid (CA) in human plasma. Extraction of samples was done by solid phase extraction technique (SPE) and chloramphenicol used as internal standard. Chromatographic separation was carried out on a reverse phase Princeton SPHER C18 (150mm×4mm i.d., 5μm) column using mixture of methanol: acetonitrile: 2mM ammonium acetate (25:25:50, v/v, pH 3.5) at 0.8mL/min flow rate. Detection was performed on a single quadrupole MS by selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode via APCI source. The calibration curve was linear within the concentration range, 0.04-4.4μg/mL and 0.1-10.0μg/mL for CDPX and CA respectively. Pharmacokinetic parameters of tablet (CDPX 200mg, CA 125mg) were evaluated. Cmax, Tmax, T1/2, elimination rate constant (Kel), AUC0-t, and AUC0-∞ of tablet were 2.13±0.06μg/mL, 2h, 3.05±0.15h, 0.24±0.37h(-1), 6.81±0.14μg h/mL and 7.72±0.23μg h/mL respectively for cefpodoxime (CP), 5.34±0.28μg/mL, 2h, 2.73±0.25h, 0.26±0.31h(-1), 15.37±0.16μg h/mL and 16.59±0.53μg h/mL respectively for CA.

  6. Study on Effect of claR Application on Clavulanic Acid Production of Streptomyces clavuligerus%claR基因的扩增对棒状链霉菌棒酸合成的影响

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    左志晗; 赵海龙

    2012-01-01

    Clavulanic acid positive regulation gene claR of Streptomyces clavuligerus was cloned.claR expression plasmid pSET152-claR was constructed and transformed into S.clavuligerus by conjugation.The attP site in pSET152-claR could inserted into attB site of S.clavuligerus.Thus an extra copy of claR was inserted into the chromosome of S.clavuligerus.The obtained mutant S.clavuligerus: claR was cultured in the shaken flask,and the production of clavulanic acid was analyzed by HPLC,the yield of clavulanic acid was 1.86 times compared with S.clavuligerus.%从棒状链霉菌中克隆对克拉维酸具有正调控作用的基因claR。构建了claR的重组质粒pSET152-claR,通过接合转移将重组质粒pSET152-claR转入了野生型S.clavuligerus中,通过pSET152-claR中的attP位点整个质粒插入到S.clavuligerus基因组中的attB位点,实现了S.clavuligerus基因组DNA中增加一个拷贝claR基因的目的,所得突变株S.clavuligerus∷claR通过发酵培养,HPLC检测克拉维酸产量为原产量的1.86倍。

  7. In Vitro Activity of ACH-702, a New Isothiazoloquinolone, against Nocardia brasiliensis Compared with Econazole and the Carbapenems Imipenem and Meropenem Alone or in Combination with Clavulanic Acid

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    Vera-Cabrera, Lucio; Campos-Rivera, Mayra Paola; Escalante-Fuentes, Wendy G.; Pucci, Michael J.; Ocampo-Candiani, Jorge; Welsh, Oliverio

    2010-01-01

    The in vitro activities of ACH-702 and other antimicrobials against 30 Nocardia brasiliensis isolates were tested. The MIC50 (MIC for 50% of the strains tested) and MIC90 values of ACH-702 were 0.125 and 0.5 μg/ml. The same values for econazole were 2 and 4 μg/ml. The MIC50 and MIC90 values of imipenem and meropenem were 64 and >64 μg/ml and 2 and 8 μg/ml, respectively; the addition of clavulanic acid to the carbapenems had no effect. PMID:20308390

  8. 注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾与氯化钠注射液配伍的稳定性%InjectedwithSodiumAmoxicillinClavulanicAcidPotassiumandSodiumChlorideInjectionCompatibilityStability

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    李艳红

    2013-01-01

    Objective To injection with sodium amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium and sodium chloride injection compatibility stability was analyzed to explore, to provide a reference basis for the rational use of drugs in the future. Methods Select A batch of injection with sodium amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium and sodium chloride injection for compatibility, and 3 hours after compatibility respectively under different temperature to observation of the appearance of the liquid, pH value, at the same time the method of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) amoxicillin clavulanic acid and sodium potassium content determination, determine the stability of compatibility of liquid. Results In the study found that sodium amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium and sodium chloride injection compatibility stability is affected by the factors such as temperature and sunlight. Conclusion Poor compatibility stability of liquid, should avoid direct sunlight or at high temperatures is not easy to for a long time.%  目的对注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾与氯化钠注射液配伍稳定性进行分析探讨,为今后的合理用药提供参考依据。方法选取一批注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾和氯化钠注射液进行配伍,并在配伍后的3h内分别在不同温度下对药液的外观、pH值进行观察,同时采取高效液相色谱法对阿莫西林钠与克拉维酸钾含量进行测定,判断配伍液的稳定性。结果研究中发现阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾与氯化钠注射液配伍稳定性受到温度、日光等因素的影响。结论配伍液稳定性不佳,应避免阳光直射或者是在高温条件下不易久置。

  9. Inversion of the stereochemical configuration (3S, 5S)-clavaminic acid into (3R, 5R)-clavulanic acid: A computationally-assisted approach based on experimental evidence.

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    Ramirez-Malule, Howard; Restrepo, Albeiro; Cardona, Wilson; Junne, Stefan; Neubauer, Peter; Rios-Estepa, Rigoberto

    2016-04-21

    Clavulanic acid (CA), a potent inhibitor of β-lactamase enzymes, is produced by Streptomyces clavuligerus (Sc) cultivation processes, for which low yields are commonly obtained. Improved knowledge of the clavam biosynthetic pathway, especially the steps involved in the inversion of 3S-5S into 3R-5R stereochemical configuration, would help to eventually identify bottlenecks in the pathway. In this work, we studied the role of acetate in CA biosynthesis by a combined continuous culture and computational simulation approach. From this we derived a new model for the synthesis of N-acetyl-glycyl-clavaminic acid (NAG-clavam) by Sc. Acetylated compounds, such as NAG-clavam and N-acetyl-clavaminic acid, have been reported in the clavam pathway. Although the acetyl group is present in the β-lactam intermediate NAG-clavam, it is unknown how this group is incorporated. Hence, under the consideration of the experimentally proven accumulation of acetate during CA biosynthesis, and the fact that an acetyl group is present in the NAG-clavam structure, a computational evaluation of the tentative formation of NAG-clavam was performed for the purpose of providing further understanding. The proposed reaction mechanism consists of two steps: first, acetate reacts with ATP to produce a reactive acylphosphate intermediate; second, a direct nucleophilic attack of the terminal amino group of N-glycyl-clavaminic on the carbonyl carbon of the acylphosphate intermediate leads to a tetrahydral intermediate, which collapses and produces ADP and N-acetyl-glycyl-clavaminic acid. The calculations suggest that for the proposed reaction mechanism, the reaction proceeds until completion of the first step, without the direct action of an enzyme, where acetate and ATP are involved. For this step, the computed activation energy was ≅2.82kcal/mol while the reaction energy was ≅2.38kcal/mol. As this is an endothermic chemical process with a relatively small activation energy, the reaction rate

  10. Ácido clavulânico e cefamicina c: uma perspectiva da biossíntese, processos de isolamento e mecanismo de ação Clavulanic acid and cephamicin c: a perspective of the biosynthesis, isolation and action mechanism

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    Jaine H. H. Luiz de Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The present article reviews different aspects of the chemistry of two widely used β-lactam antibiotics Clavulanic Acid and Cephamycin C. The article discusses important details of the biosynthesis of these compounds, their action mechanism and, principally, the methods employed in their isolation and purification, in accordance with the available literature. Despite the large quantity of available articles and patents concerning β-lactam antibiotics, those which describe the isolation and purification of Clavulanic Acid and Cephamycin C are rare. Overall, the intention of this article is to discuss the up-to-date scientific research related to the compounds under review.

  11. [Antibacterial activity for clinical isolates from pediatric patients of clavulanic acid/amoxicillin (1: 14) -outcomes of special drug use investigation on antibacterial activity (annual changes)].

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    Ishida, Atsuko; Hasegawa, Naomi; Okano, Hideyuki; Hara, Terufumi; Yoshida, Pascal

    2013-06-01

    As a special drug use investigation, we monitored and assessed trends in antibacterial activity of clavulanic acid/amoxicillin (1:14) (hereafter, "CVA/AMPC (1:14)") and other antimicrobial agents for clinical isolates from pediatric patients with otitis media or respiratory, skin, and urinary tract infections. Against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis isolated and identified from otorrhea, epipharynx and rhinorrhea of pediatric patients with otitis media, the MIC90s of CVA/AMPC (1:14) in five years between 2006-2010 were 1 microg/mL for S. pneumoniae and 8 microg/mL for H. influenzae and 0.25-0.5microg/mL for M catarrhalis. The changes of MIC90s of CVA/AMPC (1:14) for penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae (PRSP) and beta-lactamase non-producing H. influenzae were two times, and no decrease in drug susceptibility was found in the period of the present investigation. In addition, the MIC changes of other antimicrobial agents for these three organisms were approximately two to four times as well. Against organisms isolated and identified from pus, sputum, pharynx, skin and urine of pediatric patients with respiratory, skin, and urinary tract infections, the MIC90s of CVA/AMPC (1:14) in four years between 2008-2011 were 1 microg/mL for S. pneumoniae, < or =0.06microg/mL for penicillin susceptible S. pneumoniae (PSSP) without any change, 0.5-1 microg/mL for penicillin intermediate resistant S. pneumoniae (PISP) with a twofold change and 1 microg/mL for PRSP with no change. The MIC90s of CVA/AMPC (1:14) were 2-8 microg/mL for S. aureus with a fourfold change, 2 microg/mL for methicillin-sensitive S. aureus without any change, 4-8 microg/mL for H. influenzae with a twofold change. Against beta-lactamase non-producing H. influenzae, MIC90s of CVA/AMPC (1:14) were 1 microg/mL for beta-lactamase negative ampicillin susceptible (BLNAS), 8 microg/mL for beta-lactamase negative ampicillin resistant (BLNAR), showing no change. Neither

  12. 针对阿莫西林与阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾不良反应分析%Analysis on the adverse effect of amoxicillin and amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium

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    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨并比较阿莫西林和阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾的不良反应,为临床用药提供参考。方法检索中国期刊数据库,对2005~2013年阿莫西林和阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾不良反应的发生率、类型以及性别、年龄差异进行分析。结果阿莫西林所致不良反应共计455例,阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾所致不良反应共计16例;阿莫西林所致不良反应男女比例为1∶1.5,阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾所致不良反应男女比例无差异,两者不良反应均可发生于任何年龄段;阿莫西林所致皮肤过敏反应明显高于阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾(P<0.05);阿莫西林中有2例患者因过敏性休克死亡,而阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾中无死亡病例。结论阿莫西林所致不良反应的发生率和种类均明显高于阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾,因而后者更具安全性。%Objective We aimed to study and compare the adverse of reactions amoxicillin and amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium and provide reference for clinical medication.Methods We retrieve the Chinese periodical database, analyzed the incidence and type of adverse reactions induced by amoxicillin and amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium and gender and age from the year 2005 to 2013.Results Adverse reactions caused by amoxicillin occurred in 455 cases and totally 16 cases of adverse reactions induced by amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium.The male to female ratio was 1:1.5 in the amoxicillin induced adverse reactions.Both types of adverse reactions can occur in any age.Incidence of allergic reactions caused by amoxicillin was significantly higher than amoxicillin clavulanic (P<0.05).2 patients died from anaphylactic shock caused by Amoxicillin.Conclusions The incidence of adverse reactions caused by amoxicillin and species were significantly higher than that caused by amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium.

  13. Effect of urea on clavulanic acid production in Streptomyces clavuligerus%脲对棒状链霉菌棒酸合成的影响

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    戴西达; 向四海; 赵友宝; 高强; 杨克迁

    2012-01-01

    [目的]棒酸(Clavulanic acid)是棒状链霉菌(Streptomyces clavuligerus)产生的β-内酰胺酶抑制剂,其合成过程中产生副产物脲,旨在探讨脲对棒酸合成的影响.[方法]通过发酵过程中脲和铵盐添加实验、阻断脲酶活性以及pH梯度实验研究脲对棒酸合成影响.[结果]脲添加实验结果表明:低浓度脲降低棒酸产量,当添加脲浓度达到20 mmol/L时,完全抑制棒酸合成.由于脲酶可以把脲水解为铵离子,导致铵离子浓度及pH提高,因此,通过阻断棒状链霉菌脲酶活性,可以更准确地反映脲对棒酸合成的影响.结果发现,脲酶敲除株发酵液中脲大量积累,浓度高达10 mmol/L,但棒酸产量没有明显降低,说明在该浓度下脲自身并不能抑制棒酸合成.添加脲降低野生菌棒酸产量,可能是脲被水解为铵离子或其引起的pH变化所致.而棒酸发酵液添加铵盐的结果显示铵离子对棒酸产量没有抑制作用;另外,pH梯度实验证实不同pH对棒酸产量影响较大.[结论]排除了脲和铵离子对棒酸合成的抑制作用,证实了脲酶水解脲导致pH提高是脲添加导致野生菌棒酸产量降低的真正原因,为进一步阐明棒酸合成调控机制提供了根据.%[Objective] Clavulanic acid (CA) is a β-lactamase inhibitor produced by Streptomyces clavuligerus.Since urea is a byproduct of CA biosynthesis, we investigated the potential inhibitory effect of urea on CA biosynthesis.[Methods] We designed urea addition, ammonium addition, urease inactivation and pH gradient experiments to research effect of urea on CA production.[Results] Addition of urea inhibited CA production in the wild type, and the production was completely abolished when the concentration of urea reached 20 mmol/L.To prevent urea hydrolysis, the genes encoding urease were disrupted and the corresponding mutant was analyzed: which accumulated higher concentration of urea, reaching 10mmol/L, but this did not inhibit CA

  14. Broth Microdilution Method To Detect Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases and AmpC β-Lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae Isolates by Use of Clavulanic Acid and Boronic Acid as Inhibitors ▿

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    Jeong, Seok Hoon; Song, Wonkeun; Kim, Jae-Seok; Kim, Han-Sung; Lee, Kyu Man

    2009-01-01

    This study was designed to evaluate the performance of the broth microdilution (BMD) method to detect production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and AmpC β-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae by using clavulanic acid (CA) and boronic acid (BA) as ESBL and AmpC β-lactamase inhibitors, respectively. A total of 100 clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae were analyzed. Mueller-Hinton broth containing serial twofold dilutions of cefotaxime (CTX), ceftazidime (CAZ), aztreonam (ATM), or cefepime (FEP) with or without either or both CA and BA was prepared. An eightfold or greater decrease in the MIC of CTX, CAZ, ATM, or FEP in the presence of CA and BA was considered a positive result for ESBL and plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase (PABL), respectively. In tests with CA, expanded-spectrum β-lactams containing BA (CTX-BA, CAZ-BA, ATM-BA, and FEP-BA) showed higher positive rates in detecting ESBL producers than those without BA. The combination of CTX- and CAZ-based BMD tests with CA and BA showed sensitivity and specificity of 100% for the detection of ESBLs and PABLs. The BMD testing could be applicable for routine use in commercially available semiautomated systems for the detection of ESBLs and PABLs in Enterobacteriaceae. PMID:19710269

  15. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎疗效分析%Efifcacy Analysis of Amoxicillin/clavulanic Acid in Treatment of Children With Purulent Tonsillitis

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    王丽君; 李雅琪

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效。方法将化脓性扁桃体炎患儿62例随机分为两组各31例,治疗组给予阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗,对照组应用阿奇霉素治疗,对比其疗效。结果两组退热、脓点消失及白细胞恢复正常时间比较无明显差异(P>0.05),但治疗组的总有效率(96.77%)高于对照组(80.65%),比较有统计学差异(P<0.05)。两组均无明显不良反应发生。结论阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效确切,且安全可靠。%Objective To analyze the efficacy of amoxicillin / clavulanic acid therapy in children with purulent tonsillitis.Methods62 cases of suppurative tonsillitis in children were randomly divided into two groups of 31 cases, the treatment group received amoxicillin / clavulanic acid therapy, application of the reference group treated with azithromycin, compared to its efifcacy.Results There were fever, pus spots disappear and leukocyte recovery time was no significant difference (P>0.05), but the treatment group total effective rate (96.77%) was signiifcantly higher than the reference group (80.65%). There were signiifcant differences (P<0.05). There were no significant adverse events.Conclusion The efficacy of amoxicillin / clavulanate potassium treatment of children with purulent tonsillitis exact, and secure.

  16. Optimization of Fermentation Medium of Clavulanic Acid by Analyzing Relational Grades%关联度分析法优化克拉维酸发酵培养基

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    陈向东; 肖灿鹏; 汪辉; 余冬

    2001-01-01

    The four main factors in fermentation medium of Clavulanic acid(CA) were studied using the method of relational grade analysis in this paper. The result showed that the potency of CA increased while properly increasing the content of soybean powder and glycerol and decreasing the content of malt juice and peptone.%文章应用关联度分析方法,对克拉维酸发酵培养基中4种主要成分进行研究,结果显示克拉维酸发酵时适当增加黄豆粉和甘油的量,减少麦芽汁和蛋白胨的用量可提高效价,降低成本。

  17. CcaR is an autoregulatory protein that binds to the ccaR and cefD-cmcI promoters of the cephamycin C-clavulanic acid cluster in Streptomyces clavuligerus.

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    Santamarta, Irene; Rodríguez-García, Antonio; Pérez-Redondo, Rosario; Martín, Juan F; Liras, Paloma

    2002-06-01

    The putative regulatory CcaR protein, which is encoded in the beta-lactam supercluster of Streptomyces clavuligerus, has been partially purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and heparin affinity chromatography. In addition, it was expressed in Escherichia coli, purified as a His-tagged recombinant protein (rCcaR), and used to raise anti-rCcaR antibodies. The partially purified CcaR protein from S. clavuligerus was able to bind DNA fragments containing the promoter regions of the ccaR gene itself and the bidirectional cefD-cmcI promoter region. In contrast, CcaR did not bind to DNA fragments with the promoter regions of other genes of the cephamycin-clavulanic acid supercluster including lat, blp, claR, car-cyp, and the unlinked argR gene. The DNA shifts obtained with CcaR were prevented by anti-rCcaR immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies but not by anti-rabbit IgG antibodies. ccaR and the bidirectional cefD-cmcI promoter region were fused to the xylE reporter gene and expressed in Streptomyces lividans and S. clavuligerus. These constructs produced low catechol dioxygenase activity in the absence of CcaR; activity was increased 1.7- to 4.6-fold in cultures expressing CcaR. Amplification of the ccaR promoter region lacking its coding sequence in a high-copy-number plasmid in S. clavuligerus ATCC 27064 resulted in a reduced production of cephamycin C and clavulanic acid, by 12 to 20% and 40 to 60%, respectively, due to titration of the CcaR regulator. These findings confirm that CcaR is a positively acting autoregulatory protein able to bind to its own promoter as well as to the cefD-cmcI bidirectional promoter region.

  18. Bioequivalence of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid tabletsin healthy volunteers%国产阿莫西林/克拉维酸片人体生物等效性研究

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    张贵军; 李可欣; 刘蕾; 史爱欣; 李扬; 孙春华

    2001-01-01

    目的:以进口阿莫西林/克拉维酸片为对照,考察国 产制 剂的人体生物等效性。方法:10名健康受试者随机交叉单剂量口服2 种制剂(阿莫西林250 mg,克拉维酸钾125 mg)后,采用微生物法测定血浆中药物浓度。[ HT5”H 结果:血药浓度数据经3P97拟合,两者的体内过程皆符合血管外口服给 药一室模型,采用梯形法计算的阿莫西林AUC0~t分别为(12.89±1.03)和(13.54± 0.59)(mg*h)/L, 实测Cmax分别为(5.17±0.45)和(5.25±0.46)mg/L;T max分别为(1.05±0.16)和(1.08±0.23)h, t1/2分别为(1.16±0.17)和(1.37 ±0.23)h。克拉维酸钾的AUC0~t分别为(8.25±0.92)和(8.18±0.51)(mg *h)/L ,实测Cmax分别为(3.94±0.52)和(4.10±0.35)mg/L;Tmax分别 为(1.10±0.21)和(1.03±0.10)h,t1/2分别为(0.98±0.11)和(1.01±0. 14)h。阿莫西林的相对生物利用度为(95.3±7.3)%;克拉维酸钾的相对生物利 用度为(100.6±6 .0)%。结论:经统计学分析,被试制剂和参比制剂具有生物等效性 。%Objective:To study the relative bioequivalence of domest ic and imported amoxicillin and clavulanic acid tablets.Methods:The ra ndomized and crossover study was conducted in 10 healthy male volunteers.After a single dose of the drugs their plasma drug concentration was determined by micr obiological assay.Results:Both the domestic and imported tablets of am oxicillin and clavulanic acid fitted to one compartment model.The pharmacokineti cs parameters obtained were:Cmax=(5.17±0.45)mg/L,Tmax=(1.05±0. 16)h,t1/2=(1.16±0.17)h,AUC0~t=(12.89±1.03)(mg*h)/L for domestic amoxicillin;Cmax=(5.25±0.46)mg/L,Tmax=(1.08±0.23)h,t1/2=(1.3 7±0.23)h,AUC0~t=(13.54±0.59)(mg*h)/L for imported amoxicillin;Cmax =(3.94±0.52)mg/L,Tmax=(1.10±0.21)h,t1/2=(0.98±0.11)h,AUC 0~t=(8.25±0.92)(mg*h)/L for domestic clavulanic acid;Cmax=(4.10±0. 35)mg/L,Tmax=(1.03±0.10)h,t1/2=(1.01±0.14)h,AUC0

  19. Comparison of the boronic acid disk potentiation test and cefepime-clavulanic acid method for the detection of ESBL among AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae

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    R M Shoorashetty

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL and AmpC β-lactamase are important mechanisms of betalactam resistance among Enterobacteriaceae . The ESBL confirmation test described by Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI is in routine use. This method fails to detect ESBL in the presence of AmpC. Therefore, we compared two different ESBL detection methods against the CLSI confirmatory test. Materials and Methods: A total 200 consecutive clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae from various clinical samples were tested for ESBL production using (i CLSI described phenotypic confirmatory test (PCT, (ii boronic acid disk potentiation test and (iii cefepime-CA disk potentiation method. AmpC confirmation was done by a modified three-dimensional test. Results: Among total 200 Enterobacteriaceae isolates, 82 were only ESBL producers, 12 were only AmpC producers, 55 were combined ESBL and AmpC producers, 14 were inducible AmpC producers and 37 isolates did not harboured any enzymes. The CLSI described PCT detected ESBL-producing organisms correctly but failed to detect 36.3% of ESBLs among combined enzyme producers. The boronic acid disk potentiation test reliably detected all ESBL, AmpC, and combined enzyme producers correctly. The cefepime-CA method detected all ESBLs correctly but another method of AmpC detection has to be adopted. Conclusion: The use of boronic acid in disk diffusion testing along with the CLSI described PCT enhances ESBL detection in the presence of AmpC betalactamases.

  20. Studies on the formation and forming mechanism of the related substance E in potassium clavulanate production by HPLC-MS/MS

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    Chuanqing Zhong; Guangxiang Cao; Xiaoqing Jin; Fengshan Wang

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    The objective of this study was to investigate the formation and forming mechanism of the related substance E in potassium clavulanate production. The impurity with retention time of 11.1 min in potassium clavulanate final product was confirmed as the related substance E by high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometric detection (HPLC-MS/MS).The related substance E analysis during the production of clavulanic acid showed that this impurity could be formed during both t...

  1. Genetic diversity of the ftsI gene in β-lactamase-nonproducing ampicillin-resistant and β-lactamase-producing amoxicillin-/clavulanic acid-resistant nasopharyngeal Haemophilus influenzae strains isolated from children in South Korea.

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    Park, Chulmin; Kim, Kyung-Hyo; Shin, Na-Young; Byun, Ji-Hyun; Kwon, Eun-Young; Lee, Jae-Wook; Kwon, Hyo Jin; Choi, Eu Yoon; Lee, Dong-Gun; Sohn, Woo Yun; Kang, Jin Han

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    Haemophilus influenzae frequently colonizes the nasopharynx of children and adults, which can lead to a variety of infections. We investigated H. influenzae carriage in the nasopharynx of 360 children, in terms of (1) the prevalence of strains with decreased susceptibility, and (2) the presence of amino acid substitutions in PBP3. One hundred twenty-three strains were isolated (34.2%, 123/360), 122 of which were classified as nontypable H. influenzae (NTHi). Of these, β-lactamase-nonproducing ampicillin-susceptible strains accounted for 26.2%, β-lactamase-producing-ampicillin-resistant strains for 9.0%, β-lactamase-nonproducing ampicillin-resistant (BLNAR) strains for 40.2%, and β-lactamase-producing amoxicillin-/clavulanic acid-resistant (BLPACR) for 24.6%, respectively. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns were so diverse that they were clustered into 41 groups. The amino acid substitutions in the transpeptidase domain (292 amino acids) of ftsI in BLNAR isolates showed that group IIb accounted for 30.6%, IIc for 8.2%, IId for 16.3%, III for 32.7%, and the others for 12.2%. Moreover, groups IIb (56.7%; 17/30) and III (23.3%; 7/30) were prevalent among BLPACR strains. They were subclassified into more diverse sequence subtypes by analysis of the entire PBP3 (610 amino acids). Groups IIb, IIc, IId, and III exhibited 13, four, six, and four sequence subtypes, respectively. Such a genetic diversity is likely indicative of significant potential for decreased antimicrobial susceptibility in nasopharyngeal-colonizing NTHi strains.

  2. lat基因的失活在提高棒状链霉菌棒酸产量中的应用%Disruption of lat Gene to Increase the Clavulanic Acid Production of Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    左志晗; 张阳; 郭金体; 王艳萍

    2007-01-01

    利用lat基因突变的重组质粒pKCLHS对紫外诱变的克拉维酸(Clavulanic acid)高产菌株Streptomyces clavuligerusB71-14的lat基因进行了插入失活,对获得的基因突变子进行了PCR验证、菌体生长测定、发酵特征测定,并对发酵液中的克拉维酸进行了初步提取和含量测定.结果表明,突变菌株的lat基因中插入了含有阿泊拉抗性的基因片段,突变菌株的生长速度与原始菌株无明显变化,lat突变菌株的克拉维酸产量最高能达到其原始菌株的1.11~1.29倍,产头霉素C的能力显著降低.

  3. The NOTA study: non-operative treatment for acute appendicitis: prospective study on the efficacy and safety of antibiotic treatment (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) in patients with right sided lower abdominal pain

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    Giorgini, Eleonora; Biscardi, Andrea; Villani, Silvia; Clemente, Nicola; Senatore, Gianluca; Filicori, Filippo; Antonacci, Nicola; Baldoni, Franco; De Werra, Carlo; Di Saverio, Salomone

    2011-01-01

    Background Case control studies that randomly assign patients with diagnosis of acute appendicitis to either surgical or non-surgical treatment yield a relapse rate of approximately 14% at one year. It would be useful to know the relapse rate of patients who have, instead, been selected for a given treatment based on a thorough clinical evaluation, including physical examination and laboratory results (Alvarado Score) as well as radiological exams if needed or deemed helpful. If this clinical evaluation is useful, the investigators would expect patient selection to be better than chance, and relapse rate to be lower than 14%. Once the investigators have established the utility of this evaluation, the investigators can begin to identify those components that have predictive value (such as blood analysis, or US/CT findings). This is the first step toward developing an accurate diagnostic-therapeutic algorithm which will avoid risks and costs of needless surgery. Methods/design This will be a single-cohort prospective observational study. It will not interfere with the usual pathway, consisting of clinical examination in the Emergency Department (ED) and execution of the following exams at the physician's discretion: full blood count with differential, C reactive protein, abdominal ultrasound, abdominal CT. Patients admitted to an ED with lower abdominal pain and suspicion of acute appendicitis and not needing immediate surgery, are requested by informed consent to undergo observation and non operative treatment with antibiotic therapy (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid). The patients by protocol should not have received any previous antibiotic treatment during the same clinical episode. Patients not undergoing surgery will be physically examined 5 days later. Further follow-up will be conducted at 7, 15 days, 6 months and 12 months. The study will conform to clinical practice guidelines and will follow the recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki. The protocol

  4. 哌拉西林他唑巴坦和阿莫西林克拉维酸在小儿支气管肺炎中的治疗效果比较%Treatment effects comparison of piperacillin tazobactam and amoxicillin clavulanic acid in the treatment of children bronchial pneumonia

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    李书平

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore the treatment effect of piperacillin tazobactam and amoxicillin clavulanic acid in the treatment of children bronchial pneumonia.Methods:80 children patients with bronchial pneumonia were selected.They were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group.The two groups were given amoxicillin clavulanic acid and piperacillin tazobactam treatment.The treatment effects of the two groups were observed.Results:The difference of total effective rates of two groups was not statistically significant(P>0.05).The treatment cost of the observation group was lower than that of the control group.Conclusion:The curative effect of amoxicillin clavulanic acid in the treatment of children bronchial pneumonia is remarkable,and the treatment cost is low.%目的:探讨哌拉西林他唑巴坦和阿莫西林克拉维酸在小儿支气管肺炎中的治疗效果。方法:收治支气管肺炎患儿80例,随机分为观察组和对照组,两组分别给予阿莫西林克拉维酸和哌拉西林他唑巴坦治疗。观察两组的治疗效果。结果:两组总有效率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。观察组的治疗成本低于对照组。结论:阿莫西林克拉维酸在小儿支气管肺炎治疗中疗效显著,且治疗成本低。

  5. Effect observation of hydrotalcite combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid and berberine in the treatment of chronic stubborn gastritis and gastric ulcer in 60 cases%铝碳酸镁联用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾及黄连素治疗慢性顽固性胃炎、胃溃疡60例效果观察

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    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the effect of hydrotalcite combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid and berberine in the treatment of chronic stubborn gastritis,gastric ulcer.Methods:60 patients with chronic stubborn gastritis,gastric ulcer were selected. They were randomly divided into the study group and the control group with 30 cases in each.The control group were given hydrotalcite combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid treatment.The study group were given hydrotalcite combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid and berberine treatment.We compared the treatment efficiency,helicobacter pylori clearance rate, recurrence rate and the rate of adverse reactions of the two groups.Results:In the study group,the effective rate was 86.67% ;helicobacter pylori eradication rate was 73.33%;the recurrence rate was 10.00%.They were all significantly better than the control group(P0.05).Conclusion:Hydrotalcite combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid and berberine in the treatment of chronic stubborn gastritis,gastric ulcer can significantly improve the clinical efficacy,and reduce the recurrence rate.%目的:探讨铝碳酸镁联用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾及黄连素治疗慢性顽固性胃炎、胃溃疡的疗效。方法:收治慢性顽固性胃炎、胃溃疡患者60例,随机平均分成研究组和对照组,对照组给予铝碳酸镁联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗,研究组应用铝碳酸镁联用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾及黄连素治疗,比较两组患者治疗有效率、幽门螺杆菌清除率、复发率及不良反应率。结果:研究组治疗有效率86.67%,幽门螺杆菌清除率73.33%,复发率10.00%,均显著优于对照组(P<0.05),不良反应率组间比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论:铝碳酸镁联用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾及黄连素治疗慢性顽固性胃炎、胃溃疡能显著提高临床疗效、降低复发率。

  6. Importance of Position 170 in the Inhibition of GES-Type β-Lactamases by Clavulanic Acid▿

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    Frase, Hilary; Toth, Marta; Champion, Matthew M.; Antunes, Nuno T.; Vakulenko, Sergei B.

    2011-01-01

    Bacterial resistance to β-lactam antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems, etc.) is commonly the result of the production of β-lactamases. The emergence of β-lactamases capable of turning over carbapenem antibiotics is of great concern, since these are often considered the last resort antibiotics in the treatment of life-threatening infections. β-Lactamases of the GES family are extended-spectrum enzymes that include members that have acquired carbapenemase activity through a single amino acid substitution at position 170. We investigated inhibition of the GES-1, -2, and -5 β-lactamases by the clinically important β-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid. While GES-1 and -5 are susceptible to inhibition by clavulanic acid, GES-2 shows the greatest susceptibility. This is the only variant to possess the canonical asparagine at position 170. The enzyme with asparagine, as opposed to glycine (GES-1) or serine (GES-5), then leads to a higher affinity for clavulanic acid (Ki = 5 μM), a higher rate constant for inhibition, and a lower partition ratio (r ≈ 20). Asparagine at position 170 also results in the formation of stable complexes, such as a cross-linked species and a hydrated aldehyde. In contrast, serine at position 170 leads to formation of a long-lived trans-enamine species. These studies provide new insight into the importance of the residue at position 170 in determining the susceptibility of GES enzymes to clavulanic acid. PMID:21220532

  7. 疏风解毒胶囊联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾混悬液治疗小儿急性细菌性支气管炎的临床疗效观察%Clinical Effect of Shufeng-jiedu Capsule Combined with Amoxicillin Clavulanic Acid Potassium Mixed Suspension on Acute Bacterial Bronchitis in Children

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    陈玉琴

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of shufeng-jiedu capsule combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium mixed suspension on acute bacterial bronchitis in children. Methods From September 2013 to November 2014, a total of 87 children with acute bacterial bronchitis were selected in the Department of Outpatient,Traditional Chinses Medicine Hospital of Xingyang,and they were divided into control group(n=44)and treatment group(n=43)according to admission date. Children of control group were given amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium mixed suspension,while children of treatment group was given extra shufeng-jiedu capsule on the basis of control group,both groups treated for 5 days. Clinical effect,cure time and recovery time of fever and cough,and incidence of adverse reactions were compared between the two groups. Results All of the 87 children were enrolled into full analysis set( FAS) and safety analysis set( SS),and 40 cases of each group were enrolled into per protocol set( PPS) at last. The clinical effect of treatment group were statistically significantly better than that of control group(P<0. 05),and no difference was found between FAS result and PPS result. The cure time and recovery time of fever and cough of treatment group were statistically significantly shorter than those of control group,the antipyretic using times of treatment group was statistically significantly less than that of control group(P<0. 05),and no difference was found between FAS result and PPS result. No one of the two groups occurred obvious nausea,emesis,hepatic or renal function abnormity. Conclusion Shufeng -jiedu capsule combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium mixed suspension can improve the clinical effect of acute bacterial bronchitis in children,shorten the course of disease,promote the recovery,has better antifebrile effect and higher safety.%目的:观察疏风解毒胶囊联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾混悬液治疗小儿急性细菌性支气

  8. Protoplast formation and regeneration from Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL 3585 and clavulanic acid production Formação e regeneração de protoplastos de Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL 3585 e produção de ácido clavulânico

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    Full Text Available Protoplasts of the wild type Streptomyces clavuligerus NRRL 3585 (ATCC 27064 were formed from spores cultures obtained in the lag, exponential and stationary growth phases by using 0.5% glycine in the culture medium. The protoplasts were obtained by treatment of the cells with lysozyme (EC-3.2.1.17 40,000 U (1mg/mL, in an osmotic solution for 90 min at 28ºC. The frequency of regenerated protoplasts in the lag phase was 1.7x10³ CFU/mL (28.97%, in the beginning of the exponential phase 0.4x10² CFU/mL (31.67%, in the exponential growth phase 2.5x10³ CFU/mL (46.30% and 1.0x10(5 CFU/mL in stationary phase (48.45%. Antibiotic production and activity of regenerated protoplasts were observed in all phases, except in the lag phase. The protoplast formation and regeneration techniques resulted in a new isolate strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus that produced approximately 2.5 fold more clavulanic acid.Protoplastos foram formados a partir de esporos da amostra selvagem de Streptomyces clavuligerus durante a fase lag, exponencial e estacionária de crescimento, utilizando glicina a 0.5% como meio de cultura. Os protoplastos foram obtidos pelo tratamento das células com lisozima (EC-3.2.1.17 40.000 U (1mg/mL em solução osmótica de sorbitol e TES, por 90 min a 28ºC. A freqüência de protoplastos regenerados na fase lag foi de 1,7x10³ UFC/mL (28,97%, no início da fase exponencial correspondeu a 0,4x10² UFC/mL (31,67%, no final da fase exponencial observou-se 2,5x10³ UFC/mL (46,30% e para a fase estacionária de crescimento apresentou 1,0x10(5 UFC/mL (48,45%. A produção do antibiótico e a atividade antibiótica dos protoplastos regenerados foram observadas em todas as fases de crescimento, exceto na fase lag. As técnicas de formação de protoplastos e regeneração resultaram em uma nova linhagem de Streptomyces clavuligerus produzindo 2,5 vezes mais ácido clavulânico.

  9. Acute cholestatic hepatitis caused by amoxicillin/clavulanate

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    Beraldo, Daniel Oliveira; Melo, Joanderson Fernandes; Bonfim, Alexandre Vidal; Teixeira, Andrei Alkmim; Teixeira, Ricardo Alkmim; Duarte, André Loyola

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    Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a synthetic penicillin that is currently commonly used, especially for the treatment of respiratory and cutaneous infections. In general, it is a well-tolerated oral antibiotic. However, amoxicillin/clavulanate can cause adverse effects, mainly cutaneous, gastrointestinal, hepatic and hematologic, in some cases. Presented here is a case report of a 63-year-old male patient who developed cholestatic hepatitis after recent use of amoxicillin/clavulanate. After 6 wk of prolonged use of the drug, he began to show signs of cholestatic icterus and developed severe hyperbilirubinemia (total bilirubin > 300 mg/L). Diagnostic investigation was conducted by ultrasonography of the upper abdomen, serum tests for infection history, laboratory screening of autoimmune diseases, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of the abdomen with bile duct-NMR and transcutaneous liver biopsy guided by ultrasound. The duration of disease was approximately 4 mo, with complete resolution of symptoms and laboratory changes at the end of that time period. Specific treatment was not instituted, only a combination of anti-emetic (metoclopramide) and cholestyramine for pruritus. PMID:24379601

  10. Meta-analysis of the clinical efficacy of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid formulations for acute respiratory infections in children%小儿急性呼吸道感染阿莫西林-克拉维酸制剂临床疗效Meta分析

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    陆权; 罗剑锋; 车大钿; 董晓艳; 张嵬

    2012-01-01

    Objective To assess the clinical efficacy of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid(Amo/Clav)preparations for treatment of children with acute respiratory tract infections. Methods We performed computer-based retrieval of Medline (on OvidSP) , EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Chinese Bio-medicine Database(CBM) , Wan-fang Database System and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).Data of randomized controlled studies of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid preparations for treatment of respiratory tract infections from January 1985 to December 2011 was collected. RevMan5.1.4 Meta-analysis of count data and odds ratio(OR)with 95% confidence interval(95% Cl)were applied. Funnel plot was used to assess published deviation. Results We retrieved 219 literatures, of which 164 were in English and 55 in Chinese . Twenty-seven articles that met the inclusion criteria were chosen by final screening, including azithromycin contrast 20 and cefaclor 7 for control. The total cases were 2971 and in control group there were 3057 cases. Comparing Amo/Clav with azithromycin in upper respiratory tract infections literature Meta analysis, OR(95% CI)= 1.34(1.02 ~ 1.76), Z = 2.08(P=0.04), while in lower respiratory infections literature Meta analysis, OR(95 % CI)= 1.31(0.56 ~ 3.09) ,Z = 0.62(P = 0.53). Comparing Amo/Clav preparation with cefaclor,OR(95% CI) = 0.88(0.32 ~ 2.45) ,Z = 0.24(P = 0.81). Conclusion Literatures Meta-analysis indicates Amo/Clav treatment for children with acute bacterial upper respiratory infections is superior to azithromycin clinically, but in the treatment of chil- dren with acute bacterial lower respiratory tract infections , the clinical efficacy of both is similar. The Amo/ Clav and cefaclor have similar clinical efficacy in the treatment of. children with acute bacterial respiratory infections.%目的 评估阿莫西林-克拉维酸(Amo/Clav)制剂治疗小儿急性呼吸道感染的临床有效性.方法 计算机检索Medline (Ovid

  11. 克拉维酸降低幽门螺杆菌对甲硝唑耐药性的体外观察和机制探讨%The effect of clavulanic acid in suporessing the antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori to metronidazole

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    戴强; 董文杰; 张燕捷; 朱黎明; 吴云林; 江佛湖

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨克拉维酸(CLA)降低幽门螺杆菌(Hp)对甲硝唑(MZ)耐药性的体外作用及机制.方法 由胃镜活检标本分离培养11株Hp菌株,通过随机扩增的DNA多态性分析确定菌株为不同来源.应用琼脂稀释法及E-TEST检测CLA与MZ对Hp的最低抑菌浓度(MIC).应用透射电镜法及青霉素结合蛋白(PBP)竞争性结合抑制实验探讨CLA对Hp的作用机制.结果 在11株不同来源的Hp菌株,1×MIC浓度的CLA可明显改善MZ耐药菌株的MIC值(1.442±0.459比0.376±0.288,P=0.0077),使MZ耐药菌株转变为敏感菌株.CLA可与Hp 30.5×103~33.5×103的PBP结合,使Hp发生球形变、空泡样变,细胞壁破裂及溶菌.结论 CLA在体外可降低Hp对MZ的耐药性,其机制可能与CIA结合PBP进而破坏Hp细胞壁有关.%Objective To elucidate the effect of clavulanic acid (CLA) in suppressing the antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) to metronidazole (MZ) and its mechanism. Methods All Hp strains were isolated from biopsy specimens taken endoscopically and random amplified polymorphic DNA assay (RAPD) was used to certificate the distinct origin of these strains. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of CLA and MZ aganst Hp were determined by using agar dilution procedure and Epailometer test (E-test). The effect of CLA on the morphology of Hp was examined by transmission electron microscopy. Fluorescein-C6-aminopenicillanic acid (FLU-C6-APA) competition assay was used to detect the binding between CLA and penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Results Eleven strains were isolated. In vitro CLA could decrease the MIC of MZ resistant(1.442±0.459 vs 0.376±0.288, P=0.0077), but not affect the MIC for MZ sensitive strains significantly (P>0.05). Exposure to CLA resulted in morphological changes of Hp, including cell wall disintegration and cell lysis. Furthermore, CLA inhibited the binding of FLU-C6-APA to PBPs(30.5-33.5×103). Conclusions CLA suppresses the antibiotic resistance of Hp

  12. Resistance to amoxicillin-clavulanate and its relation to virulence-related factors in Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A

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    N Singhal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have reported that the virulence factors (VFs were detected more frequently in amoxicillin-clavulanate (AMC susceptible clinical isolates of Escherichia coli. Here, we have evaluated the relationship between VFs and AMC-resistance phenotype in clinical isolates of Y. enterocolitica biovar 1A. The presence/absence of VFs was compared with their minimum inhibitory concentrations for AMC in strains of two serovars. We observed that the strains of the serovar O: 6, 30-6, 31 showed a similar relationship between the number of VFs and resistance to clavulanic acid as in E. coli but not of serovar O: 6, 30. Variations in the promoters/complete coding sequences (CCDSs of β-lactamase gene (bla A or the serological characteristics could not account for unusual susceptibility to AMC displayed by the strains of the serovar O: 6, 30. Therefore, we speculate that since the clinical strains of serovar O: 6, 30-6, 31 originated from the environment they were less exposed to antibiotics compared to clinical strains of serovar O: 6, 30. Thus, AMC susceptibility seems to be influenced by factors other than serotypes or promoters/CCDS of β-lactamase genes.

  13. Comparison of effectiveness and safety of imipenem/clavulanate- versus meropenem/clavulanate-containing regimens in the treatment of MDR- and XDR-TB

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    Tiberi, Simon; Sotgiu, Giovanni; D'Ambrosio, Lia; Centis, Rosella; Abdo Arbex, Marcos; Alarcon Arrascue, Edith; Alffenaar, Jan Willem; Caminero, Jose A; Gaga, Mina; Gualano, Gina; Skrahina, Alena; Solovic, Ivan; Sulis, Giorgia; Tadolini, Marina; Alarcon Guizado, Valentina; De Lorenzo, Saverio; Roby Arias, Aurora Jazmín; Scardigli, Anna; Akkerman, Onno W; Aleksa, Alena; Artsukevich, Janina; Auchynka, Vera; Bonini, Eduardo Henrique; Chong Marín, Félix Antonio; Collahuazo López, Lorena; de Vries, Gerard; Dore, Simone; Kunst, Heinke; Matteelli, Alberto; Moschos, Charalampos; Palmieri, Fabrizio; Papavasileiou, Apostolos; Payen, Marie-Christine; Piana, Andrea; Spanevello, Antonio; Vargas Vasquez, Dante; Viggiani, Pietro; White, Veronica; Zumla, Alimuddin; Migliori, Giovanni Battista

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    No large study to date has ever evaluated the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of imipenem/clavulanateversusmeropenem/clavulanate to treat multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- and XDR-TB). The aim of this observational study was to compare the therapeutic contribution o

  14. Eficácia e segurança de Sultamicilina (Ampicilina/Sulbactam e Amoxacilina/Clavulanato no tratamento das infecções de via aéreas superiores em adultos: um estudo multicêntrico, aberto e randomizado Efficacy and safety of Sultamicillin (Ampicillin/Sulbactan and Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in adults: an open-label, multicentric, randomized trial

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    João Batista Ferreira

    2006-02-01

    pro-drug of Ampicillin/Sulbactan, is a potent beta-lactamase inhibitor which can face this challenge. AIM: evaluate efficacy, safety and tolerability of Ampicillin/Sulbactan compared to Amoxicillin/Clavulanate in upper respiratory tract infections in adults. METHODS: 102 patients were enrolled and randomized to receive Ampicillin/Sulbactan or Amoxicillin/Clavulanate during 10 days. They were evaluated 10 and 30 days after treatment to learn about the therapeutic response. RESULTS: There were no differences between the two groups respecting cure at the end of treatment (visit 2 or at the end of the study (visit 3. Cure ratio was 61.7% and 93.2% (visits 2 and 3 in the Amoxicillin/Clavulanate group compared to 64.4% and 97.4%, respectively, in Ampicillin/Sulbactan group. The adverse events ratio for the two groups was the same (p=0.940. The number of patients with diarrhea was greater in the group of patients receiving Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (70.6% than in the group receiving Ampicillin/Sulbactan (29.4% (p=0.0164. CONCLUSIONS: Ampicillin/Sulbactan is as safe and efficient as Amoxicillin/Clavulanate in the empiric treatment of upper respiratory infections in adults. The low occurrence of diarrhea in the group receiving Ampicillin/Sulbactan needs confirmation in other studies.

  15. Recurrent drug-induced liver injury (DILI) with ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin/clavulanic.

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    Moreno, Luís; Sánchez-Delgado, Jordi; Vergara, Mercedes; Casas, Meritxell; Miquel, Mireia; Dalmau, Blai

    2015-12-01

    Ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin/clavulanic are two widely used antibiotics due to their high efficacy and few side effects. While the percentage of hepatotoxicity of these antibiotics is low, their frequent use has led to a progressive increase in the number of cases. Both antibiotics have been associated with a wide variety of hepatotoxic reactions, from a slight rise of transaminases to fulminant hepatitis. Once hepatotoxicity secondary to a drug appears, the first step is to discontinue the drug. Physicians may opt to administer an alternative treatment with a different chemical structure. It should be borne in mind, however, that different chemical structures may also cause recurrent drug-induced liver injuries (DILI). We present the case of a patient who consecutively developed DILI due to ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin/clavulanic.

  16. Epidemiological and clinical complexity of amoxicillin-clavulanate-resistant Escherichia coli.

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    Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús; Oteo, Jesús; Ortega, Adriana; Villar, Macarena; Conejo, M Carmen; Bou, Germán; Aranzamendi-Zaldumbide, Maitane; Cercenado, Emilia; Gurguí, Mercè; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Merino, María; Rivera, Alba; Oliver, Antonio; Weber, Irene; Pascual, Alvaro; Bartolomé, Rosa M; Gónzalez-López, Juan José; Campos, José

    2013-07-01

    Two hundred twelve patients with colonization/infection due to amoxicillin-clavulanate (AMC)-resistant Escherichia coli were studied. OXA-1- and inhibitor-resistant TEM (IRT)-producing strains were associated with urinary tract infections, while OXA-1 producers and chromosomal AmpC hyperproducers were associated with bacteremic infections. AMC resistance in E. coli is a complex phenomenon with heterogeneous clinical implications. PMID:23637303

  17. Bioequiwalence of clavulanate Potassium and Amoxicillin(1:7) dispersible tablets in healthy volunteers

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    胡国新; 代宗顺; 龙利红; 韩颖; 侯淑贤; 吴立

    2002-01-01

    Summary: To study the bioequivalence of Clavulanate Potassium and Amoxicillin (1: 7) dispersible tablets, a randomized cross - over study was conducted in 18 healthy volunteers. A single oral dose of 1000 mg Clavulanate Potassium and Amoxicillin (1:7) dispersible tablets (Tested formulation, T) or Augmentin syrup (Reference formulation, R). Concentrations in plasma were determined with high-performance liquid chromatography. The main paramaters of T were: for Clavu lanate Potassium and Amoxicillin, Cmax: 2. 46±1.11 μg/ml and 18. 81±7. 26 μg/ml, Tmax 1. 12±0. 23h and 1. 30±0. 34h, AUC(0- 6h): 5. 18±2.24 μg * h/ml and 45. 09±14. 53 μg * h/ml, t1/2:1.43±0. 44 h and 1. 09±0.22 h. , respectively. The relative bioavailability of T to R were 96. 5±19. 2 % and 98. 4±26. 1 % , respectively. Statistical analysis showed that the two formulations were bioequivalent.

  18. Effectiveness and safety of meropenem/clavulanate-containing regimens in the treatment of MDR- and XDR-TB

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    Tiberi, Simon; Payen, Marie-Christine; Sotgiu, Giovanni; D'Ambrosio, Lia; Alarcon Guizado, Valentina; Alffenaar, Jan Willem; Abdo Arbex, Marcos; Caminero, Jose A; Centis, Rosella; De Lorenzo, Saverio; Gaga, Mina; Gualano, Gina; Roby Arias, Aurora Jazmín; Scardigli, Anna; Skrahina, Alena; Solovic, Ivan; Sulis, Giorgia; Tadolini, Marina; Akkerman, Onno W; Alarcon Arrascue, Edith; Aleska, Alena; Avchinko, Vera; Bonini, Eduardo Henrique; Chong Marín, Félix Antonio; Collahuazo López, Lorena; de Vries, Gerard; Dore, Simone; Kunst, Heinke; Matteelli, Alberto; Moschos, Charalampos; Palmieri, Fabrizio; Papavasileiou, Apostolos; Spanevello, Antonio; Vargas Vasquez, Dante; Viggiani, Pietro; White, Veronica; Zumla, Alimuddin; Migliori, Giovanni Battista

    2016-01-01

    No large study has ever evaluated the efficacy, safety and tolerability of meropenem/clavulanate to treat multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- and XDR-TB). The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the therapeutic contribution, effectiveness, safety and tolerability

  19. Efficacy of amoxycillin versus amoxycillin/clavulanate in acute exacerbations of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease in primary care

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    Carl Llor

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Carl Llor1, Silvia Hernández1, Anna Ribas2, Carmen Álvarez3, Josep Maria Cots4, Carolina Bayona5, Isabel González6, Marc Miravitlles7, BRAMOX Study Group 1Primary Care Centre Jaume I, Tarragona, Spain; 2Primary Care Centre Santa Eugènia de Berga, Spain; 3Primary Care Centre Manlleu, Spain; 4Primary Care Centre La Marina, Barcelona, Spain; 5Primary Care Centre Valls, Spain; 6Primary Care Centre Maragall, Barcelona, Spain; 7Pneumology Department. Institut Clínic del Tòrax (IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES, SpainBackground: Amoxycillin/clavulanate is considered first-line treatment for ambulatory exacerbations of COPD. However, narrow-spectrum antibiotics may be as useful for mild to moderate patients.Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of amoxycillin versus amoxicyllin/clavulanate in exacerbations of COPD in primary care.Methods: A randomized, double-blind, noninferiority clinical trial was carried out in eight primary care centers in Catalonia, Spain. Spirometrically-diagnosed patients older than 40 years with COPD, without criteria of hospitalization and Anthonisen’s types I or II exacerbations were included. The main outcome was clinical cure at the end of treatment (EOT visit on day 10.Results: A total of 137 patients were enrolled in the study (68 assigned to amoxycillin and 69 to amoxycillin/clavulanate. The mean forced expiratory flow in one second was 61.6% and the mean age was 71.4 years. At EOT, 92.8% of patients in the amoxycillin/clavulanate and 90.9% in the amoxycillin group were considered clinically cured, a statistically non-significant difference. Adverse effects were observed in 11 subjects, 3 in the amoxycillin group and 8 in the amoxycillin/clavulanate group, 2 of whom required a change in treatment.Conclusions: Amoxycillin was at least as effective clinically and as safe as amoxycilin/clavulanate in the treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD in mild to

  20. Comparisons between continuous and batch processing to produce clavulanic acid by Streptomyces clavuligerus

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    Álvaro Baptista-Neto

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present work was to compare CA production in continuous culture with and without cell recycling and in batch process by Streptomyces clavuligerus. Continuous cultivations with high cell concentration using cell recycling were performed utilizing a hollow fiber ultrafiltration module to separate cells from the filtrate broth. The continuous cultures without cell recycling and the batch cultivations were performed conventionally. The highest productivity was attained in the continuous cultivation with cell recycling (22.2 mg.L-1.h-1. The highest CA concentration was obtained in the batch process (470 mg.L-1.h-1.O ácido clavulânico (AC é um importante inibidor de beta-lactamases, enzimas que degradampartir do metabolismo secundário do Streptomyces clavuligerus, bactéria filamentosa e estritamente aeróbia. Considerando que a velocidade de produção de metabólitos secundários está ligada à concentração celular, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar a produção de AC nos processos contínuos com e sem reciclo celular e em batelada, realizando cultivos dessa bactéria com alta densidade celular. Para cumprir com o objetivo proposto, foram realizados experimentos em biorreator operando na forma contínua com reciclo utilizando-se um módulo de filtração tangencial de fibra oca para a separação celular. Os processos contínuos sem reciclo e em batelada foram realizados de forma convencional. A produtividade em AC no cultivo contínuo com reciclo celular (22,2 mg.L-1h-1 foi superior aos processos convencionais, apesar de obter-se maior concentração do produto (470 mg.L-1 em batelada.

  1. Efficacy of Cefpodoxime with Clavulanic Acid in the Treatment of Recurrent Pyoderma in Dogs

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    In the present study on recurrent pyoderma, dogs with a history of more than three episodes of skin infections in a period of one year were selected. The associated conditions and (or) underlying factors revealed upon thorough investigation were demodicosis, Malassezia dermatitis, flea infestation, hypothyroidism, keratinization disorder (seborrhea), combination of Malassezia dermatitis and tick infestation, and a combination of scabies and tick infestation. Therapy was given with cefpodoxime...

  2. Necessity of amoxicillin clavulanic acid in addition to prednisolone in mild-to-moderate COPD exacerbations

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    Brusse-Keizer, Marjolein; Valk, van der Paul; Hendrix, Ron; Kerstjens, Huib A.M.; Palen, van der Job

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    Background: The effectiveness of antibiotics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations is still a matter of debate, especially in outpatients with an intermediate probability of bacterial infection. Methods: In this study, 35 COPD outpatients diagnosed by their chest physician w

  3. Potassium clavulanate

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    Kotaro Fujii

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The title salt, K+·C8H8NO5− [systematic name: potassium (2R,5R,Z-3-(2-hydroxyethylidene-7-oxo-4-oxa-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylate], a widely used β-lactam antibiotic, is usually chemically unstable even in the solid state owing to its tendency to be hydrolysed. In the crystal structure, the potassium cations are arranged along the a axis, forming interactions to the carboxylate and hydroxy groups, resulting in one-dimensional ionic columns. These columns are arranged along the b axis, connected by O—H...O hydrogen bonds, forming a layer in the ab plane.

  4. High-Dose Amoxicillin with Clavulanate for the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in Children

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    Chia-Huei Chu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This study uses the acute otitis media clinical practice guideline proposed in 2004 as a reference to evaluate whether antibiotics doses that are in line with the recommendations lead to better prognosis. The study also attempts to clarify possible factors that influence the outcome. Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Subjects and Methods. A total of 400 children with acute otitis media were enrolled. The dosage of amoxicillin was considered to be appropriate when in accord with clinical practice guidelines, that is, 80–90 mg/kg/day. The outcome was defined according to the description of tympanic membrane on medical records. Multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between antibiotic dosage and prognosis after adjusting for baseline factors. Results. The majority of prescriptions were under dosage (89.1% but it was not noticeably associated with outcome (P= 0.41. The correlation between under dosage and poor prognosis was significant in children below 20 kg with bilateral acute otitis media (odds ratio 1.63; 95% CI 1.02–2.59, P=0.04. Conclusion. Treating acute otitis media in children, high-dose amoxicillin with clavulanate as recommended in the clinical practice guideline was superior to conventional doses only in children under 20 kg with bilateral diseases.

  5. 2种不同规格的阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片溶出度比较%Dissolution profiles of 2 specifications of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets

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    李亚玲; 刘艳; 杨传怀

    2012-01-01

    Objective To compare the dissolution of 2 specifications of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets (0.228 5 g and 0.457 g) . Methods High performance liquid chromatography was used to determine the concentration of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid and 12 tablets from each batch were collected randomly from 3 batches. Samples were measured at 0, 5, 15 and 30 min after the dissolution, when the dissolution is beyond 90% or the dissolution platform was reached. All data were analyzed at each time point. The dissolution curve was calculated. Results At 15 min, samples of 2 specifications of the 3 batches reached the dissolution platform. Conclusion Dissolution between 0.457 g and 0.228 5 g specification of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets is highly similar with consistent quality.%目的 研究比较2种不同规格(0.457 g和0.2285 g)的阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片的溶出度.方法 3个批次的阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片用于实验,每批随即抽取12片,以水为溶剂,采用高效液相色谱法测定溶出度.除0时外,另选择5、15、30 min共3个时间点进行取样测定,直到药物溶出>90%或达到溶出平台,分别计算各时间点药物溶出百分比,绘制每批样品的药物溶出曲线.结果 2种规格各3批样品在15 min时溶出度均>90%,即已达到溶出平台.结论 0.457 g的阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片与0.2285 g阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片的溶出度具有高度相似性,其质量具有一致性,可以开发.

  6. An Open-label, Randomized Comparison of Levofloxacin and Amoxicillin/ Clavulanate plus Clarithromycin for the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with Community-acquired Pneumonia

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    Han-Pin Kuo; Ling-Ling Hsieh; Chih-Ten Yu; Horng-Chyuan Lin; Chien-Ying Liu; Min-Li Chang; Chun-Hua Wang; Yu-Min Wang; Chih-Jan Wang; Hao-Cheng Chen; Shu-Min Lin; Ting-Yu Lin; Chien-Da Huang

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    Background: Anti-pneumococcal fluoroquinolone has been used to treat communityacquiredpneumonia (CAP) frequently because of its broad antimicrobialspectrum.Methods: This randomized, open-label study was conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital.Eligible patients were randomized to levofloxacin 500 mg IV q24h followedby 500 mg orally q24h or a combination of amoxicillin/clavulanate500 mg/100 mg IV q8h with oral clarithromycin 500 mg q12h and then oralamoxicillin/clavulanate 250 mg/125 mg q8h w...

  7. 中药灌肠联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎90例临床观察%The clinical observation of 90 children with tonsillitis treated by traditional Chinese medi-cine enema combined with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets

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    李民

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析和探讨中药灌肠联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎的临床效果.方法:选取我院2012-01/2014-01收治的150例小儿化脓性扁桃体炎患者,通过随机数字表法分为对照组( n=60)和观察组( n=90).观察组患儿给予中药灌肠联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片治疗,对照组患儿给予阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片治疗,对两组患儿临床治疗效果进行分析.结果:观察组患儿临床治疗有效率较对照组更高( P<0.05).结论:在小儿化脓性扁桃体炎治疗中,中药灌肠联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片治疗能改善临床症状,提高治疗效果,不良反应少,疗效安全可靠,可推广应用.%AIM: To analyze and explore the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine enema combined with amoxicillin clavulanic acid potassium tablets in the treatment of pediatric septic tonsillitis. METHODS: A total of 150 children with purulent tonsillitis patients in our hospital from January 2012 to January 2014 were selected as research object, and were divided into control group ( n= 60 ) and observation group ( n = 90 ) according to a random number table method. The observation group were treated with TCM enema combined with amoxicillin and clavulanic potassium tablets, and the control group received amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets. The clinical therapeutic effect of two groups of children were analyzed. RESULTS: The clinical effective rate of the observation group was higher than that of the control group (P<0.05). CONCLU⁃SION:In the treatment of children with purulent tonsillitis, the TCM enema combined with amoxicillin and clavulanic potassium tablets could relieve the clinical symptoms, and improve the therapeutic effect, with less adverse reaction and safe and reliable curative effect. It is worthy of promoting and applying.

  8. Spanish multicenter study of the epidemiology and mechanisms of amoxicillin-clavulanate resistance in Escherichia coli.

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    Ortega, Adriana; Oteo, Jesús; Aranzamendi-Zaldumbide, Maitane; Bartolomé, Rosa M; Bou, Germán; Cercenado, Emilia; Conejo, M Carmen; González-López, Juan José; Marín, Mercedes; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Merino, María; Navarro, Ferran; Oliver, Antonio; Pascual, Alvaro; Rivera, Alba; Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús; Weber, Irene; Aracil, Belén; Campos, José

    2012-07-01

    We conducted a prospective multicenter study in Spain to characterize the mechanisms of resistance to amoxicillin-clavulanate (AMC) in Escherichia coli. Up to 44 AMC-resistant E. coli isolates (MIC ≥ 32/16 μg/ml) were collected at each of the seven participant hospitals. Resistance mechanisms were characterized by PCR and sequencing. Molecular epidemiology was studied by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and by multilocus sequence typing. Overall AMC resistance was 9.3%. The resistance mechanisms detected in the 257 AMC-resistant isolates were OXA-1 production (26.1%), hyperproduction of penicillinase (22.6%), production of plasmidic AmpC (19.5%), hyperproduction of chromosomic AmpC (18.3%), and production of inhibitor-resistant TEM (IRT) (17.5%). The IRTs identified were TEM-40 (33.3%), TEM-30 (28.9%), TEM-33 (11.1%), TEM-32 (4.4%), TEM-34 (4.4%), TEM-35 (2.2%), TEM-54 (2.2%), TEM-76 (2.2%), TEM-79 (2.2%), and the new TEM-185 (8.8%). By PFGE, a high degree of genetic diversity was observed although two well-defined clusters were detected in the OXA-1-producing isolates: the C1 cluster consisting of 19 phylogroup A/sequence type 88 [ST88] isolates and the C2 cluster consisting of 19 phylogroup B2/ST131 isolates (16 of them producing CTX-M-15). Each of the clusters was detected in six different hospitals. In total, 21.8% of the isolates were serotype O25b/phylogroup B2 (O25b/B2). AMC resistance in E. coli is widespread in Spain at the hospital and community levels. A high prevalence of OXA-1 was found. Although resistant isolates were genetically diverse, clonality was linked to OXA-1-producing isolates of the STs 88 and 131. Dissemination of IRTs was frequent, and the epidemic O25b/B2/ST131 clone carried many different mechanisms of AMC resistance. PMID:22491692

  9. 阿奇霉素对比阿莫西林-克拉维酸治疗儿童部分急性呼吸道感染临床疗效与安全性的系统评价%Clinical efficacy and safety of azithromycin versus amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in the treatment of some acute respiratory infections in children:systematic evaluation

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    王培香; 印亚双; 陈月; 李文静; 张啸; 冯婉玉

    2016-01-01

    Objective To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of azithromycin(Az)versus amoxicillin-cla⁃vulanic acid(A-Cva)in the treatment of some acute respiratory infections in children. Methods Pubmed,EMBase,Medline,Co⁃chrane Library and CJFD were retrieved to collect the randomized controlled trial(RCT)of their clinical efficacy and safety in the treat⁃ment of acute respiratory infections in children. The methodological quality of included studies was evaluated.The RevMan 5.2 software was chosen for data analysis. Results Twenty RCTs involving 4980 pediatric patients were included for assessment of the clinical effi⁃cacy. Meta-analysis showed that Az had more significant effect on the treatment of some bacterial repiratory infections in children〔OR=0.78,95%CI(0.65,0.93),P=0.007〕than A-Cva. In the treatment of upper respiratory infections,acute otitis media and so on,Az had more significant effect〔OR=0.75,95%CI(0.62,0.91),P=0.003〕;in the treatment of lower respiratory infections,such as community acquired pneumonia and so on,Az and A-Cva acid had the similar effect〔OR=1.20,95%CI(0.62,2.33),P=0.58〕. Thirteen RCT in⁃volving 3474 pediatric patients were included for assessment of the clinical safety. Meta-analysis shows that the difference between Az and A-Cva is statistic significant in the treatment of some bacterial repiratory infections in children〔OR=0.49,95%CI(0.40,0.60),P<0.000 01〕. Conclusion Overall,Meta-analysis shows that Az is more effective and safer in the treatment of some bacterial repiratory infections in children than A-Cva.%目的:系统评价阿奇霉素对比阿莫西林-克拉维酸治疗儿童部分急性呼吸道感染临床疗效与安全性。方法计算机检索PubMed、EMBase、Medline、Cochrane图书馆、中国期刊全文数据库,检索起止时间均从建库至2016年2月,收集阿奇霉素与阿莫西林-克拉维酸治疗儿童急性呼吸道感染临床疗效与安全性的随机对照

  10. Influence of clavulanic acid on the activity of amoxicillin against an experimental Streptococcus pneumoniae-Staphylococcus aureus mixed respiratory infection.

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    Smith, G.M; Boon, R J; Beale, A S

    1990-01-01

    An experimental respiratory infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae was established in weanling rats by intrabronchial instillation. Treatment of this infection with amoxicillin rapidly eliminated the pneumococci from the lung tissue. A beta-lactamase-producing strain of Staphylococcus aureus, when inoculated in a similar manner, did not persist adequately in the lungs long enough to permit a reasonable assessment of the therapy, but staphylococcal survival was extended in the lungs of r...

  11. Breeding of Clavulanic Acid-producing Strain%克拉维酸产生菌的菌种选育

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    俞岩青; 田敏; 林明; 蒋用; 王昆蓉

    2014-01-01

    采用紫外线对克拉维酸产生菌SIIA 0487原生质体进行诱变,并以苏氨酸耐受为筛选模型,从含8%苏氨酸的再生培养基上筛选到一株高产菌株SIIA 0220,在摇瓶试验中,该菌株对苏氨酸的耐受浓度由6%提高到10%,克拉维酸产量较出发菌株提高约36%,且遗传稳定性良好.

  12. Optimization of clavulanic acid fermentation%克拉维酸发酵工艺的优化研究

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    蒋顺进; 杨亚勇; 王惠青

    2004-01-01

    以棒状链霉菌CA-03-F2为出发菌,进行克拉维酸发酵工艺的优化研究,结果表明在控制培养温度28℃,搅拌转速400r/min,罐压0.05Mpa,空气流量0.5vvm,保证溶氧浓度40%以上以及适当控制培养基中各成分含量的情况下,发酵效价可从2140μg/ml提高到3132μg/ml.

  13. 克拉维酸产生菌的改良%IMPROVEMENT OF CLAVULANIC ACID-PRODUCING STREPTOMYCES CLAVULIGERUS

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    孟勇; 王忠; 官家发

    2005-01-01

    以棒状链霉菌Streptomyces clavuligerus CCRC11518(ATCC27064)为出发菌,采用经典物理和化学诱变剂处理的微生物诱变技术和现代理性化筛选方法,通过筛选抗终产物结构类似物舒巴坦钠突变株、底物甘油耐受型突变株、营养缺陷型突变株,最后获得一株克拉维酸高产突变株Ⅲ50,其克拉维酸摇瓶产量为834.8μg/mL,是出发菌株产量(282.4μg/mL)的2.96倍.该突变株在琼脂斜面培养基上连续转接传代8代,克拉维酸的产量保持稳定.表12参8

  14. Breeding of Clavulanic Acid High-Producing Strains%克拉维酸高产菌的选育

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    孟勇; 王忠彦; 苗艳芳; 胡承; 张国华; 官家发

    2003-01-01

    在克拉维酸高产菌的选育过程中,应用解除终产物结构类似物作为选择压力,能有效地除去低效价菌株,提高高产菌株的检出率,较传统筛选法优越.试验表明,以带棒链霉菌 Streptomyces clavuligerus CCRC11518(效价为382.4×10-6g/mL)为出发菌,经紫外线诱变,筛选到一株抗20×10-3g/mL的舒巴坦钠突变株my51,my51菌株产克拉维酸的效价达到834.7×10-6g/mL ,比出发菌提高了1.18倍.该菌株连续传代7代,克拉维酸的效价保持稳定.

  15. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾复方制剂杂质谱的变化%Impurity Profiling Changes of Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate

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    周晓溪; 顾立素; 胡昌勤

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To develop the impurity control strategy of amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate. METHODS The impurity profiling changes of amoxicillin plus potassium clavulanate were compared with both amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate alone by HPLC. RESULTS Not only some new impurities were found. Both the impurities produced by amoxicillin or by potassium clavulanate in the complex medicine increased more quickly than in the antibiotics alone with acceleration test.CONCLUSION The results indicated that the impurity profiling of a complex medicine composed by β-lactam antibiotics and β-lactam inhibitor was not a simple mixture of both the components alone. The research should be focused on the interaction among the components influencing upon the impurity profiling of the complex medicine.%目的 探讨阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾复方药物的杂质控制策略.方法 采用HPLC,比较阿莫西林和克拉维酸钾单独存在及复方后杂质谱的变化.结果 加速实验中,复方样品产生新的未知杂质,且无论是源于阿莫西林的杂质还是源于克拉维酸钾的杂质均较其单独存在时变化快.结论 由β-内酰胺抗生素与β-内酰胺酶抑制剂组成的复方制剂的杂质谱,并不是其单独存在时的简单加和,新药研发中应重点探讨二者的相互作用对复方中杂质谱的影响.

  16. Quality evaluation of domestic amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets%国产阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片质量评价

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    黄敏文; 袁耀佐; 张玫; 钱文; 侯玉荣; 赵恂; 范青峰; 胡昌勤

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the suitability of statutory standard and the quality condition of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets. Methods: Using statutory methods to test the samples. Establish or improve some methods for the exploratory research: (1) Using the gradient elution method in ChP 2010 to determine the related substances for amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets. (2)LC - MS method (Agilent 1100 IX! /MSD Trap) was carried on a shim -pack CLC -ODS C18column (4.6 mm x 150 mm,5 um Shimazu)to study the impurities profile of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets. According to the result of this research,we established the new impurities calculation method(calculate in different division). (3)The stability of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in solution was detected in different time and temperature. (4) Use the crossed - validation method of NIR to validate and improve the qualitative and quantitative models using in the mobile Lab vehicle,and established the quantitativemodel of water - detection. (5)The automated sampling dissolution analyzer(SOTAX AT7 Smart) and the new established UPLC method (Agilent Technologies 1920 Infinity UPLC) were used to research the difference of dissolution behavior of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets between domestic and foreign tablets. Rseults: The quality of domestic amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets met the requirement of current statutory standards. 19 impurities were detected from the tablet. The result showed the impurities from different sources had obvious division, and the impurities of amoxicillin were eluted mainly after the peak of clavulanate in the chromatogram, whereas the impurities of clavulanate mainly before this peak. The off - standard rate of samples by using the new calculation method instead of the previous was increased significantly. The stability of the solution is not very good,especially clavulanate. Validate and improve the qualitative and

  17. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服干混悬剂含量测定方法研究%Determination of amoxicillin and clavulanate acid in amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension by HPLC

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    廖云林; 杨嘉宗

    1998-01-01

    目的:对阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服干混悬剂含量测定方法研究.方法:采用高效液相色谱法,在3×3CRC18柱(4 mm× 3.5 cm)上,以pH 4.4磷酸二氢钠溶液-甲醇(95:5)为流动相,流速 1.0 ml·min-1,检测波长为220 nm.结果:阿莫西林和克拉维酸浓度分别在25~500 μg·ml-1及10~200 μg·ml-1范围内有良好的线性关系,平均方法回收率分别为 99.4%± 1.9%和 99.5%± 2.0%,日内精密度分别在 1.1%~2.3%和1.7%~2.6%之间,日间精密度分别<3.1%和<2.5%.结论:本法实用简便,结果可靠.

  18. Determination of Amoxicillin Potassium Clavulanate Effervescent Tablets by HPLC%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾泡腾片的HPLC测定

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    李月联; 王健祥; 夏岭

    2001-01-01

    采用HPLC测定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾泡腾片含量。用Spherisorb C18(250×4.6 mm, 10 μm)色谱柱,甲醇-磷酸盐缓冲液(10∶90)为流动相,流速为1.0 ml/min,检测波长为220 nm。阿莫西林及克拉维酸钾的回收率分别为99.60%(RSD=0.83%)和99.64%(RSD=0.99%)。%Amoxicillin potassium clavulanate effervescent tablets were determined by HPLC, using Spherisorb C18 column with the mobile phase of methanol-phosphate buffer (10∶90) at the flow rate of 1.0 ml/min, and the detection wavelength of 220 nm. The average recoveries of amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate were 99.60% (RSD=0.83%) and 99.64% (RSD=0.99%), respectively.

  19. Effect of amino acids on clavulanic acid biosynthesis%影响克拉维酸生物合成的氨基酸

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    朱薇玲

    2002-01-01

    发酵液的氨基酸分析显示,谷氨酸、精氨酸、天门冬氨酸、丙氨酸易被棒状链霉菌利用,发酵培养基中添加上述氨基酸后,谷氨酸、精氨酸有利于克拉维酸的生物合成,适时添加谷氨酸、精氨酸可分别提高克拉维酸的产量约25%和12%;而蛋氨酸、半胱氨酸含S氨基酸对克拉维酸生物合成不利.不同来源的黄豆粉作发酵培养基氮源,因其组成中某些氨基酸含量的差异,可使克拉维酸的产量相差百分之十几.

  20. A randomized trial of the efficacy and safety of sequential intravenous/oral moxifloxacin monotherapy versus intravenous piperacillin/tazobactam followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate for complicated skin and skin structure infections

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    Gyssens, I.C.J.; Dryden, M.; Kujath, P.; Nathwani, D.; Schaper, N.; Hampel, B.; Reimnitz, P.; Alder, J.; Arvis, P.

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the RELIEF study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two sequential intravenous (iv)/oral regimens: moxifloxacin iv/oral versus piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) iv followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate (AMC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study had a prospective, ra

  1. First series of patients with XDR and pre-XDR TB treated with regimens that included meropenen-clavulanate in Argentina.

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    Palmero, Domingo; González Montaner, Pablo; Cufré, Mónica; García, Ana; Vescovo, Marisa; Poggi, Susana

    2015-10-01

    XDR (extensively drug-resistant) and pre-XDR tuberculosis (TB) seriously compromise prognosis and treatment possibilities, and inevitably require the use of group V drugs (World Health Organization). The progress of all patients with XDR and pre-XDR TB seen in a specialized unit during 2012 and 2013 and treated with regimens that included at least 6 months of meropenem-clavulanate (MPC), capreomycin, moxifloxacin, linezolid, clofazimine, high-dose isoniazid, PAS, and bedaquiline in 1 case, were retrospectively analysed. Ten patients were treated, 9 with an extensive pattern of resistance to at least 6 drugs, and 1 because of adverse reactions and drug interactions leading to a similar situation. Eight of the 10 patients treated achieved bacteriological sputum conversion (2 consecutive negative monthly cultures) over a period of 2-7 months, while 2 died. No adverse reactions attributable to prolonged administration of MPC were observed. PMID:26026689

  2. Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Injection

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    ... effects of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. It is important to keep all appointments ... health care provider as soon as possible: tenderness warmth irritation drainage redness swelling pain

  3. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合左氧氟沙星治疗耐多药肺结核临床疗效分析%Clinical Efficacy Analysis of Amoxicillin/clavulanic Potassium Combined Levofloxacin in the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

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    王晓; 刘幸; 王璐

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe and evaluate the clinical effect of amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium combined lev- ofloxacin in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis(MDR-TB). Methods 101 cases of retreatment smear-positive MDR-TB patients were randomly divided into treatment group (52 patients) and control group (49 patients); chemotherapy: the treatment group based on amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium and levofloxacin, associated with pyrazinamide, ethambutol, aminosalicylic acid isoniazid and rifampicin spray bite; The control group based on levofloxacin, combination therapy is same with the treatment group; The treatment course of all cases is 12 months. Results 5 patients were terminated because of adverse drug reactions In the course of treatment, the treatment group actually completed 50 patients, the control group actually completed 46 patients. To the end of treatment, sputum conversion rate of treatment group and control group Separately was 78.0% and 56.5%, sputum conversion rate in the treated group was significantly higher than the control group(P <0.05); foci effective rate of treatment group was 78.0%, cavity closure rate was 82.0%, foci effective rate and cavity closure rate in treatment group were significantly higher than the control group(P <0.05). Conclusion amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium combined levofloxacin in the treatment of MDR-TB was contribute to sputum conversion and Absorption of the lesion, adverse drug reactions was low, worthy of clinical application.%目的 观察并评价阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合左氧氟沙星在耐多药肺结核(MDR-TB)治疗中的效果.方法 将101例复治涂阳耐多药肺结核患者随机分为治疗组52例和对照组49例;化疗方案:治疗组以阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾、左氧氟沙星为主,联合吡嗪酰胺、盐酸乙胺丁醇、对氨基水杨酸异烟肼、利福喷叮;对照组以左氧氟沙星为主,联合用药同治疗组;所有病例疗程均为12个月.结果 治疗中途因

  4. Antimicrobial resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci and lactic acid bacteria from industrially produced dairy products

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    Nevijo Zdolec

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this research, the susceptibility to clindamycin, tetracycline, amikacin, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid, enrofloxacine, vancomycin, trimethoprim + sulphametoxazol, tobramycin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, penicillin and trimethoprim was tested in coagulase-negative staphylococci (n=78 and lactic acid bacteria (n=30 by means of disk diffusion test and E-test. The isolates were collected from soft and hard cheeses, butter and brine. All isolates of coagulase-negative staphylococci were susceptible to clindamycin, amikacin, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid, enrofloxacine, vancomycin, chloramphenicol and ciprofloxacin according to CLSI breakpoints. A total of 30 staphylococci isolates (38.46 % were resistant to erythromycin, 18 to penicillin (23.07 %, 4 to tetracycline (5.12 %, and one isolate to trimethoprim, tobramicin and trimethoprim + sulphametoxazol (1.28 %. Among 78 tested staphylococci, 35 of them were resistant to at least one antimicrobial substance (44.87 %. The rate of resistant isolates of different soft cheese types ranged from 22 to 70 %, while resistant staphylococci were absent in hard cheese and brine. The growth of lactic acid bacteria was not influenced by trimethoprim + sulphametoxazol (n=29, vancomycin (n=29, trimethoprim (n=28, amikacin (n=10 and tobramycin (n=10. The results show that significant part of apathogenic microbiota in different dairy products is phenotypically resistant to antimicrobial agents.

  5. 克拉维酸钾生产废水处理工程实例%Project example of potassium clavulanate production wastewater treatment

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    孙远帅

    2015-01-01

    针对克拉维酸钾生产废水成分复杂、污染物浓度高的特点,采用水解酸化-多级内循环厌氧反应罐(IC)-循环式活性污泥系统(CASS)-一级曝气生物滤池(BAF)-Fenton氧化-二级BAF的工艺路线。工程运行结果表明,在综合进水CODCr的质量浓度为8000 mg/L、 NH3-N的质量浓度为500 mg/L的情况下,出水CODCr的质量浓度为30~50 mg/L、 NH3-N的质量浓度为1.2~5.0 mg/L,达到GB 18918-2002《城镇污水处理厂污染物排放标准》一级A标准。采用该工艺可满足大规模克拉维酸钾生产废水的处理要求。%In view of the complex composition and high pollutants concentration characteristics of potas-siuim clavulanate production wastewater, a combined process of hydrolytic acidification-multi-internal circlula-tion(IC) anaerobic reactor-cyclic activated sludge system(CASS)-one stage biological aerated filter(BAF)-Fen-ton oxidation-two stage BAF was used for its treatment. The results of the engineering operation showed that, un-der the condition that the mass concentrations of CODCr and NH3-N in the integrated influent water were 8 000 and 500 mg/L respectively, the corresponding indexes of the effluent water reached 30-50 and 1.2-5.0 mg/L re-spectively, which met the specification for standard A grade 1 in GB 18918-2002 Discharge Standard of Pollu-tants for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. It could draw a conclusion that using the said process could sat-isfy the requirement of large-scale potassium clavulanate production wastewater treatment.

  6. Determination of glycerol content in clavulanic acid fermentation broth by titration%滴定法测定棒酸发酵液中甘油含量

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    康辉; 刘桂军; 孙凤卿; 赵霞

    2010-01-01

    为了消除发酵液中还原糖的影响,建立了高碘酸钠滴定法测定棒酸发酵液中甘油含量的方法,该方法的回收率为98.5%,RSD值为1.69%.本法操作简便,成本低廉,适用于发酵液中甘油含量的测定.

  7. Effect of lat disruption on clavulanic acid production%棒状链霉菌lat基因的中断对棒酸产量的影响

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    王永华; 荆琛峰; 陶美凤; 杨博; 徐安龙

    2005-01-01

    从棒状链霉菌中克隆1.8kb的lat基因片段,构建了基因置换质粒pXAL1和pXAL2.运用接合转移方法把中断载体导入棒状链霉菌中进行lat的中断,得到1株接合转移子AmrThios,命名为XAL 863.通过Southern杂交分析及赖氨酸转氨酶活性测定,证明此菌株的lat基因被中断.通过发酵培养,HPLC方法检测棒酸含量,发现棒酸产量明显提高,约为原产量的1.8倍.

  8. 克拉维酸发酵液中甘油含量的测定%Quantitative Analysis of Gycerol in Fermentation Supernatant of Clavulanic Acid

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    朱薇玲; 赵举锋; 田新宝

    2004-01-01

    为寻求一种简便易行的克拉维酸发酵液中甘油含量的测定方法,以化学测定方法--高碘酸氧化法对克拉维酸发酵液进行测定.从精密度和回收率实验结果看,该方法可以较精确地测定出发酵液中甘油的含量,平均相对偏差小于5%,适合用来检测克拉维酸发酵过程中甘油的代谢情况.

  9. The Optimizing of Extracting Condition of Clavulanic Acid in Fermention Broth%发酵液中克拉维酸萃取条件的优化

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    王舰平; 许锋; 朱庆玲; 李脉

    2016-01-01

    目的优化发酵液中克拉维酸萃取条件.方法通过改变温度、pH、有机溶剂和油水比等因素,采用中心组合设计对对克拉维酸萃取条件进行优化.结果优化得到了丁醇和乙酸乙酯为萃取剂(1∶4)、油水比3.76、pH=2.0、8℃下分离纯化克拉维酸,萃取率为90.49%,溶胀率4.13%的结果.结论优化后的方法可以得到较高的萃取率和较低的溶胀率.

  10. The Combination of Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid and Ketoconazole in the Treatment of Madurella mycetomatis Eumycetoma and Staphylococcus aureus Co-infection

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    N.A. Mhmoud (Najwa A.); A.H. Fahal (Ahmed); E.S. Mahgoub (El Sheikh); W.W.J. van de Sande (Wendy)

    2014-01-01

    textabstractEumycetoma is a chronic progressive disabling and destructive inflammatory disease which is commonly caused by the fungus Madurella mycetomatis. It is characterized by the formation of multiple discharging sinuses. It is usually treated by antifungal agents but it is assumed that the the

  11. 克拉维酸产生菌的优化培养%Optimize the production of clavulanic acid by Sclavuligerus

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    朱薇玲

    2003-01-01

    为提高克拉维酸产量,通过摇瓶实验考查了多种氮、碳源及无机盐对克拉维酸产量的影响,并对产生菌的部分性能进行了考查.试验表明实验中所用棒状链霉菌(Streptomyces clavuligerus)合成克拉维酸的最佳氮、碳源及无机盐是黄豆粉、甘油、KH2PO4、MgSO4,其最佳培养基配比(%)分别为2.8、1.8、0.04、0.05.为保证克拉维酸高产、稳产,产生菌斜面冷藏时间不宜超过1个月,斜面传代次数不宜超过4代,沙土、20%甘油溶液、冷冻干燥管均可用于产生菌的孢子保藏.

  12. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾脉冲胶囊的制备%Preparation of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Pulsatile Capsules

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    刘杰; 张涛; 黄华

    2011-01-01

    Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium pellets were prepared by extrude-spheronization method.The pH-dependent pulsatile capsules were prepared by the above pellets uncoated, Eudragit(R) L30D-55 coated pellets and Eudragit S100 coated pellets with the ratio of 1 ∶ 1∶ 1. The in vitro release of pH dependent pulsatile capsules was discussed. The effects of coating level and HPMC insulation layer on in vitro released were performed. The pulsatile capsules exhibited an excellent pH dependent release profile in pH 2.0, pH 6.0 and pH 7.8 phosphate buffer solution.%采用挤出滚圆法制备阿莫西林克拉维酸钾微丸,再分别以Eudragit(R)L30D-55和Eudragit(R)S100包衣.将上述3种在不同pH条件下释放的微丸按等比例混匀后装入囊壳,得脉冲胶囊.并进行了体外释放度研究.考察了包衣增重以及pH敏感型材料包衣后添加HPMC隔离层对体外释放度的影响.结果显示,制备的脉冲胶囊在pH 2.0、6.0和7.8的磷酸盐缓冲液中,呈pH依赖型的脉冲释药.

  13. 羟氨苄青霉素克拉维酸盐用药分析%Marketing Analysis of Amoxicllin/clavulanate K

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    曾珍; 徐传合

    2001-01-01

    目的:分析羟氨苄青霉素克拉维酸盐在13城市所占β-内酰胺类的比例和医院普及率,比较不同剂型所占的比例。方法:统计了全国13城市入网医院中抗感染药、β-内酰胺类(青霉素类)及羟氨苄青霉素克拉维酸盐总的用药金额。结果:羟氨苄青霉素克拉维酸盐占β-内酰胺类18.3%,典型医院普及率为74.4%,其中口服制剂占41.7%,粉针剂占58.3%。结论:本文结果对医院合理用药有一定的参考价值。%OBJECTIVE:To analyse the distributing proportion of amoxicillin/clavulanate K(CA) in β-lactmas and the popularzing rate of CA in hospitals.The proportions of different drug dosage forms of CA were compared.METHODS:The sums of money of the antiinfectives,β-lactams(penicillins) and CA consumed in 13 cities of China in 1999 were analysed.RESULTS:The distributing proportion of CA in β-lactams(penicillins)accounted for 18.3% ,the popularzing rate of CA in 13 cities was 74.4% ,of which,oral dosage form amounted to 41.7% and powdered form for injection 58.3% .CONCLUSION:The results can provide reference for rational use of drugs in hospital.

  14. 气相色谱法测定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片中的乙醇残留量%Determination of Ethanol in Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablets by Gas Chromatography

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    孔霁虹; 臧恒昌; 王彦厚

    2014-01-01

    Objective To establish a method for the determination of residual ethanol in Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablets. Methods GC with FID detector was adopted, and nitrogen was selected as the carrier gas. Results There is an excellent linearity between the peak area and the content of ethanol in the range of 0.316-2.37 g/mL. Conclusion The method was simple, accurate and of good reproducibility, and can be used for the determination of residual ethanol in Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablets.%目的:建立一种测定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片中乙醇残留量的方法。方法采用气相色谱法测定乙醇残留量,载气为氮气。结果0.316~2.37μg/mL范围内,峰面积与乙醇浓度间呈良好的线性关系。结论该方法操作简单、准确、重复性好、灵敏度高,可用于阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片中乙醇残留量的测定。

  15. Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin-clavulanate Potassium Comparative Study of Adverse Reactions%阿莫西林与阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾不良反应的对比分析

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    井静

    2013-01-01

    Objective To amoxicillin and amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium cause adverse reactions to compare and research.Methods Select our hospital, 164 patients were divided into observation group and control group, 82 cases in the observation group patients receiving amoxicillin treatment and control group patients received amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium treatment. Treatment of two groups of patients to track and observation. Results All patients experienced varying degrees of adverse reactions, adverse reactions were compared with gender and age, no significant difference (P>0.05). Two groups of patients with various number of cases of adverse reactions, there were significant differences (P0.05)。两组患者出现的各项不良反应例数均存在显著差异(P<0.05)。经治疗,观察组中3例(3.7%)、对照组中1例(1.2%)患者的不良反应对患者疾病产生了显著影响,两组差异显著(P<0.05)。结论阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾比阿莫西林不良反应小,较为安全,值得在临床推广应用。

  16. 液-质联用测定克拉维酸钾及其制剂的含量%HPLC-MS determination of the contents of clavulanate potassium preparations

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    孙倩; 张兰桐; 王永利; 刘桂军; 康辉

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To establish an HPLC-MS method for the determination of the contents of clavulanate potassium preparations.METHODS The Restek C18 column was used, and the mobile phase was 5 mmol· L-1 amine acetate buffer-acetonitrile (90∶ 10) at a flow rate of 0.7 mL·min-1.Column temperature was 25 ℃.The analysis was detected by a negative electrospray ionization(ESI) method under multiple reaction monitoring(MRM) mode.RESULTS The linear range of clavulanate potassium was 1 0.33-1033 μg· L-1 (r = 0.9989), the average recovery of amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium(7∶1 ) dispersible tablet was 98.4% with RSD of 0.97%(n = 9), that of amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium(4∶1 ) suspension was 98.9% with RSD of 1.1% (n = 9) , the LOD was 1.033 μg· L 1.CONCLUSION The method is rapid and accurate, it may provide a new reliable means for the quality control of clavulanate potassium preparations.%目的:建立液-质联用法测定克拉维酸钾及其制剂的含量.方法:采用Restek C18色谱柱,流动相为5 mmol·L-1醋酸铵溶液-乙腈(90:10),流速0.7 mL·min1,柱温25℃;采用ESI离子源,多反应监测(MRM)扫描方式,负离子模式.结果:克拉维酸钾在10.33~1033μg·L1范围内线性关系良好,相关系数为0.9989.阿莫西林克拉维酸钾(7:1)分散片的平均回收率(n=9)为98.4%,RSD为0.97%;阿莫西林克拉维酸钾(4:1)干混悬剂的平均回收率(n=9)为98.9%.RSD为1.1%;最低检测限为1.033/μg·L-1.结论:本方法准确、快速,为克拉维酸钾及其制剂生产中的质量控制提供新的分析手段.

  17. Killer Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor Profiles Are not Associated with Risk of Amoxicillin-Clavulanate-Induced Liver Injury in Spanish Patients.

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    Stephens, Camilla; Moreno-Casares, Antonia; López-Nevot, Miguel-Ángel; García-Cortés, Miren; Medina-Cáliz, Inmaculada; Hallal, Hacibe; Soriano, German; Roman, Eva; Ruiz-Cabello, Francisco; Romero-Gomez, Manuel; Lucena, M Isabel; Andrade, Raúl J

    2016-01-01

    Natural killer cells are an integral part of the immune system and represent a large proportion of the lymphocyte population in the liver. The activity of these cells is regulated by various cell surface receptors, such as killer Ig-like receptors (KIR) that bind to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I ligands on the target cell. The composition of KIR receptors has been suggested to influence the development of specific diseases, in particularly autoimmune diseases, cancer and reproductive diseases. The role played in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is currently unknown. In this study, we examined KIR gene profiles and HLA class I polymorphisms in amoxicillin-clavulanate (AC) DILI patients in search for potential risk associations. One hundred and two AC DILI patients and 226 controls were genotyped for the presence or absence of 16 KIR loci, including the two pseudogenes 2DP1 and 3DP1. No significant differences were found in the distribution of individual KIRs between patients and controls, which were comparable to previously reported KIR data from ethnically similar cohorts. The 21.6 and 21.2% of the patients and controls, respectively, were homozygous haplotype A carriers, while 78.4 and 78.8%, respectively, contained at least one B haplotype (Bx). The genotypes translated into 27 (AC DILI) and 46 (controls) different gene profiles, with 19 being present in both groups. The most frequent Bx gene profile containing KIRs 2DS2, 2DL2, 2DL3, 2DP1, 2DL1, 3DL1, 2DS4, 3DL2, 3DL3, 2DL4, and 3PD1 was present in 16% of the DILI patients and 14% of the controls. The distribution of HLA class I epitopes did not differ significantly between AC DILI patients and controls. The most frequent receptor-ligand combinations in the DILI patients were 2DL3 + epitope C1 (67%) and 3DL1 + Bw4 motif (67%), while 2DL1 + epitope C2 (69%) and 3DL1 + Bw4 motif (69%) predominated in the controls. This is to our knowledge the first analysis of KIR receptor-HLA ligand

  18. Killer Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor Profiles are not Associated with risk of Amoxicillin-Clavulanate-Induced Liver Injury in Spanish Patients

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    Camilla Stephens

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Natural killer cells are an integral part of the immune system and represent a large proportion of the lymphocyte population in the liver. The activity of these cells is regulated by various cell surface receptors, such as killer Ig-like receptors (KIR that bind to human leukocyte antigen (HLA class I ligands on the target cell. The composition of KIR receptors has been suggested to influence the development of specific diseases, in particularly autoimmune diseases, cancer and reproductive diseases. The role played in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI is currently unknown. In this study we examined KIR gene profiles and HLA class I polymorphisms in amoxicillin-clavulanate (AC DILI patients in search for potential risk associations. 102 AC DILI patients and 226 controls were genotyped for the presence or absence of 16 KIR loci, including the two pseudogenes 2DP1 and 3DP1. No significant differences were found in the distribution of individual KIRs between patients and controls, which were comparable to previously reported KIR data from ethnically similar cohorts. 21.6% and 21.2% of the patients and controls, respectively, were homozygous haplotype A carriers, while 78.4% and 78.8%, respectively, contained at least one B haplotype (Bx. The genotypes translated into 27 (AC DILI and 46 (controls different gene profiles, with 19 being present in both groups. The most frequent Bx gene profile containing 2DS2, 2DL2, 2DL3, 2DP1, 2DL1, 3DL1, 2DS4, 3DL2, 3DL3, 2DL4 and 3PD1 was present in 16% of the DILI patients and 14% of the controls. The distribution of HLA class I epitopes did not differ significantly between AC DILI patients and controls. The most frequent receptor-ligand combinations in the DILI patients were 2DL3 + epitope C1 (67% and 3DL1 + Bw4 motif (67%, while 2DL1 + epitope C2 (69% and 3DL1 + Bw4 motif (69% predominated in the controls. This is to our knowledge the first analysis of KIR receptor-HLA ligand associations in DILI

  19. Incompatibility with ambroxol in amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium for injection%注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾与沐舒坦的配伍禁忌

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    陈晓竹; 邹利文; 蒋安定; 简祖丽

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾是否与沐舒坦(盐酸氨溴索注射液)存在配伍禁忌。方法观察和分析配伍试液。结果配伍试液存在沉淀物。结论注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾和沐舒坦(盐酸氨溴索)之间确实存在配伍禁忌,应当引起高度重视。为预防类似现象的发生,建议在输入阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾时禁止将盐酸氨溴索入壶或接续静点。使用时应以葡萄糖溶液或生理盐水溶液冲尽输液管内余液后再接续输入其他药物,以防药物在输液管滴壶内发生沉淀或混浊反应。%ABSTRACT:Objective To analyze the use of amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium and whether Mucosolvan injection (ambroxol hydrochloride injection) are incompatibility. Methods to observe and analysis the compatibility solution. the compatibility test solution for sediment. Amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium for injection andambroxol conclusion (ambroxol hydrochloride) exists between the incompatibility, should cause height to take seriously.For the prevention of similar phenomenon,suggest that in the input of amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium banned the use ofambroxol hydrochloride into the pot or static point Connection.should be used in glucose Solution or saline solution infusion tube punching asresidual liquid after connecting the input of other drugs,to prevent the drugs in the infusion tube in the dropping pot precipitation or turbidityreaction.

  20. RP-HPLC法测定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)中阿莫西林、克拉维酸的含量%Determination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium suspension(14∶ 1) by RP-HPLC

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    张亚洲; 樊兰兰; 屈啸声; 冯洁; 魏涌标

    2013-01-01

    Objective To establish an HPLC method for simultaneous determination of the content of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Suspension( 14:1 ). Methods YILITE C18 column( 4. 6 mm × 150 mm,5μm ) and Shimadzu LC-10A high performance liquid chromatography were adopted using octadecylsilane bonded silica as a filler;phosphate buffe( NaH2PO4 7. 8 g added with water 900 mL, pH value adjusted to 4. 4 ±0.1 with phosphate or 10 mol · L-1 NaOH solution before diluted with water to 1 000 mL ) -methano(95: 5 ) as the mobile phase. The flow rate was set at 1.0 mL · min~' and detection wavelength was 220 nm. Results Amoxicillin was lineat in the range of 0. 332 1 ~ 1.162 3 g · L-1 with a correlation coefficient 0. 999 6 , average recoveries( n = 9 )99. 45% and RSD 0. 34% . Clavulanic acid was liaear in the range of 0. 028 1-0. 098 4 g · L ~' with a the correlation coefficient 0. 999 8 , average recoveries(n = 9 ) 100. 47% , and RSD 0. 99% . There was a good linear relationship between concentration and peak area. Conclusion The method is simple, accurate, reliable, and highly sensible, which can be used as a quality control method for Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium(14 : 1) suspension.%目的 建立高效液相色谱法同时测定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)中阿莫西林和克拉维酸钾的含量.方法 采用依利特C18色谱柱(4.6 mm×150 mm,5 μm),岛津L-10A 高效液相色谱仪,用十八烷基硅烷键合硅胶为填充剂;以磷酸盐缓冲液(取磷酸二氢钠7.8 g,加水900 mL溶解,用磷酸或10 mol?L-1氢氧化钠溶液调节pH值至4.4±0.1,加水稀释至1 000 mL)-甲醇(95:5)为流动相;流速:1.0 mL?min-1;检测波长为220 nm.结果 阿莫西林在0.332 1~1.162 3 g?L-1的浓度范围内,相关系数为0.999 6,平均回收率(n=9) 为99.45%,RSD 为0.34%.克拉维酸在0.028 1~0.098 4 g?L-1的浓度范围内,相关系数为0.999 8,平均回收率(n=9) 为100.47%,RSD 为0.99%.两者的浓度和峰面积之间线

  1. 头孢克肟与阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗儿童细菌感染的Meta分析%Meta analysis of cefixime versus amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium on children with bacterial infections

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    方宝霞; 陈富超; 于琳; 林洁; 姚园林

    2011-01-01

    Objective It is to evaluate the curative effect and safety of cefixime versus amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium on children with bacterial infections. Methods Randomized controlled trails ( RCTs ) of cefixime versus amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for bacterial infections in children were collected from VIP ( 1989 to 2010 ) and CBMdisc ( 1978 to 2010). The methodological quality of included studies was evaluated, and data analyses were performed with the Cochrane collaboration's software RevMan 5.0. Results A total of 672 patients involved in 7 papers were searched. As for the cure rates and effective rates in the treatment of children with bacterial infections, significant differences were noted between cefixime versus amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Cure rates: RRs and 95% CI were 1.66 ( 1.22 to 2.26 ), Z = 3.24, P =0.001, the difference was significant. Effective rates: RRs and 95% CIs were 3.07( 1.94 to 4.86 ), Z = 4.80 , P <0.01 , the difference was significant. Conclusion According to the domestic evidence, cefixime is effective in the treatment of bacterial infections in children versus amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. However, more high quality clinical trials are expected for further study.%目的 评价头孢克肟与阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗儿童细菌感染的疗效和安全性.方法 计算机检索中文科技期刊全文数据库(1989-2010)与中国生物医学文献数据库(1978-2010),纳入头孢克肟与阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗儿童细菌感染的随机对照试验(RCT)文献,对纳入研究进行方法学质量评价,并采用RevMan 5.0软件进行Meta分析.结果 7篇随机对照试验,共672例患者符合纳入标准,Meta分析结果显示:头孢克肟与阿莫西林克拉维酸钾比较,痊愈率OR合并值1.66(95%CI为1.22~2.26),Z=3.24(P=0.001),有显著性差异;有效率OR合并值3.07(95%CI为1.94~4.86),Z=4.80(P<0.01),有显著性差异.结论 目前国内证据表明,头孢克肟治

  2. 注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾溶液的稳定性研究%Stability Explore Injection Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium Sodium Solution

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    李彩兰; 张涛; 郭杨庆

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the injection of sodium amoxicilin and clavulanate potassium solution stability compatibility when using different solvents.Methods Determination of the dosing by high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC)amoxicilin clavulanate potassium sodium content changes in different time periods,and observe the color changes after dosing.Results For injection amoxicilin sodium clavulanate potassium is preferably stable in 0.9%sodium chloride solvent,in a pharmaceuticaly effective 3h decreased less than 10%;in glucose-containing solvent stability than difference,in a pharmaceuticaly effective drug 3 h decreased about 10%~30%.Conclusion Amoxicilin sodium injection stability of potassium clavulanate in 0.9%sodium chloride solution is preferably,but in the glucose-containing solution is relatively poor stability,and the rate of decline in an amount proportional to the glucose content,immediately after dilution with 0.9%sodium chloride injection solution,and should be complete within 3 h infusion process (25℃ below).%目的 探讨注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾溶液在不同溶剂配伍使用时的稳定性.方法 用高效液相色谱法(HPLC)测定配液后阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾在不同时段的含量变化情况,并观察配液后颜色变化情况.结果 注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾在0.9%氯化钠注射液中的稳定性较好,在3 h内药物有效含量下降小于10%;但在葡萄糖注射液中的稳定性较差,在用药3 h内药物有效含量下降在10%~30%.结论注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾在0.9%氯化钠注射液中的稳定性较好,但在含葡萄糖溶液中的稳定性相对较差,且其含量下降速度与葡萄糖含量呈正比,用0.9%氯化钠注射液溶解后应立即稀释,并应在3 h内(25℃以下)完成整个输液过程.

  3. 大肠埃希菌对阿莫西林/克拉维酸耐药机制的研究%Mechanisms of resistance to amoxicillin/clavulanate in Escherichia coil isolates

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    丁娟娟; 吕晓菊; 陈筱纯; 吴疆; 高燕渝; 马晓波

    2009-01-01

    Objective To study amoxiciUin/clavulanate-resistant Escherichia coli isolated from West China Hospital of Sichuan University, and analyze the resistant mechanisms of these isolates, so as to provide evidence for clinical therapy in infections caused by amoxicillin/clavulanate-resistant Escherichia coli. Methods Among 276 isolates showing resistant to ampicillin/sulbactam, 52 tested strains were resistant to amoxicillin/clavulanate by disk diffusion method (inhibition zone diameter ≤ 13mm). The genes of TEM-type enzymes in isolates of which phenotype was consistant with inhibitor-resistant TEM β-lactamase (IRT) was cloned and expressed and blaTEM, blaSHV, blaOXA genes were detected by multiple PCR. Results Multiplex PCR detected blaTEM and blaOXA genes in 46 and 6 strains, respectively, and only one isolate had blaSHV gene. The occurrent presence of blaTEM and blaOXA genes were detected in 5 strains, and only one strain harboured blaTEM and blaSHV genes concomitantly. Conclusion In West China Hospital, overproduction of TEM-1 β-lactamases were the main mechanism in amoxicillin/clavulanate-resistant Escherichia coli isolates, while SHV-1 and OXA-1 β- lactamases were important mechanisms of resistance.%目的 探讨大肠埃希菌对阿莫西林/克拉维酸的耐药特点和机制,为临床合理用药提供依据.方法 收集四川大学华西医院2005年5月至12月临床分离的544株大肠埃希菌经微量肉汤稀释法确认对氨苄西林/舒巴坦耐药的大肠埃希菌,从中随机选取276株用药敏纸片检测,仅52株对阿莫西林/克拉维酸耐药.对符合耐酶抑制剂β-内酰胺酶耐药表型的2株大肠埃希菌进行TEM型β-内酰胺酶基因的克隆表达.采用多重PCR技术检测耐阿莫西林/克拉维酸大肠埃希菌的TEM、SHV、OXA型3种β-内酰胺酶.结果 52株大肠埃希菌含TEM型46株,SHV型1株,OXA型6株.其中同时含TEM型和SHV型1株以及含TEM型和OXA型5株.结论 TEM-1型广谱酶的高产是

  4. Drug: D02503 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D02503 Mixture, Drug Ticarcillin- clavulanate; Clavulanic acid - ticarcillin mixt; ...-lactamase inhibitors J01CR03 Ticarcillin and enzyme inhibitor D02503 Ticarcillin- clavulanate J01R COMBINAT...combinations with other antibacterials D02503 Ticarcillin- clavulanate CAS: 86482-18-0 PubChem: 17396677 Lig

  5. Pharmacokinetics Study of Amoxicillin Sodium Clavulanate Potassium (10 : 1) Injection in Healthy Volunteers%注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾(10:1)临床药代动力学研究

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    苗佳; 南峰; 沈奇; 秦永平; 王颖; 余勤; 郑莉; 梁茂植

    2013-01-01

    目的 研究健康受试者接受单次和多次给予注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾(10∶1)后的药代动力学特征,以指导制定合理的临床给药方案.方法 采用输液泵恒速静滴30 min给药,分别于给药前和开始给药后10、20、30、45 min和1、1.25、1.5、2、2.5、3、4、6、8、10 h采集静脉血4 mL.采用液相色谱-质谱/质谱法测定人血浆中阿莫西林和克拉维酸浓度,经DAS 2.0.1软件药代动力学程序处理,得主要药代动力学参数.结果 阿莫西林和克拉维酸的体内过程均符合权重系数为1/cc的三室模型或二室模型.为避免房室模型拟合所致偏倚,本研究采用非房室模型统计矩参数,单次静滴注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾(10∶1)0.55、1.1、2.2g后,峰浓度、药时曲线下面积、消除半衰期和清除率等药代参数提示阿莫西林和克拉维酸均具有线性动力学特征.受试者接受单次和多次给药后,阿莫西林和克拉维酸的药代动力学参数接近,且第7~13次给药前的谷浓度均低于最低检测限,表明每次给药前,前一次给药已基本清除,多次给药后无蓄积.结论 注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾(10∶1)具有线性动力学特征,1.1g,Q8 h给药能满足临床治疗需要.%Objective To study the pharmacokinetics of amoxicillin sodium clavulanate potassium (10 : 1) injection with different single doses intravenous infusion and one dose repeated intravenous injection in healthy volunteers for guiding the rational clinical regimen. Methods Using infusion pump constantly intravenous dripping in 30 min, 4 mL blood samples were collected before and after the administration at 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, 45 min, and 1, 1. 25, 1. 5, 2, 2. 5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 h. The plasma concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate were detected by high performance liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry method. The pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated by DAS2. 0. 1

  6. 超高效液相色谱-串联四极杆质谱法同时检测乳制品中β-内酰胺酶抑制剂克拉维酸钾、他唑巴坦和舒巴坦的残留量%Simultaneous determination of β-lactamase inhibitors such as clavulanate potassium, tazobactam and salbactam residues in dairy products by UPLC-MS/MS

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    郑小严; 林钦; 游飞明; 黄红霞; 戴明

    2013-01-01

    We report the use of ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry operated in multiple reaction monitoring mode to determine the clavulanate potassium,tazobactam,salbactam in dairy products.Separations were performed on a Waters Acquity UPLCTM BEH C18 column (2.1 × 100 mm,1.7 μm).The mobile phase was:0.1% formic acid-acetonitrile.The new method offers effective sample preparation procedures including dissolution with water,protein isolation with acetone,then clean-up and enrichment by solid-phase extraction (SPE) with PWAX 60 mg/3 mL cartridges under weak acidic condition,further elution with 0.05% ammonia/methanol solvent.The analytical method was well validated and good results were obtained with respect to precision with relative standard deviations (RSD) of 1.3% ~ 4.8% and recoveries (81.2% ~103.2%).And the detection limits of clavulanate potassium,tazobactam and salbactam were 0.01 μg/mL,0.003 μg/mL and 0.009 μg/mL respectively.All of the target compounds exhibited good linearity(r > 0.999) over a concentration range of 0.05 ~5 μg/mL.The method was suitable for the detection of β-lactamase inhibitor in dairy products.%建立了乳制品中克拉维酸钾、他唑巴坦和舒巴坦的提取和固相萃取净化法.样品采用水溶后用丙酮沉淀蛋白,在弱酸性条件下用PWAX,60 mg/3 mL固相萃取小柱富集、净化,0.05%氨水/甲醇溶液洗脱后采用超高效液相色谱-串联四极杆质谱(UPLC-MS/MS)检测,分析柱为Waters BEH C18,1.7 μm,2.1×100 mm;流动相为0.1%甲酸-乙腈.该方法对克拉维酸钾、他唑巴坦和舒巴坦的最低检测质量浓度为0.01,0.003和0.009 μg/mL;对纯牛奶、酸奶和奶粉的回收率在81.2%~103.2%之间,相对标准偏差RSD在1.3%~4.8%之间(n=6);在0.05~5μg/mL浓度范围内均呈良好的线性关系,线性回归系数r>0.999.方法适用于乳制品中β-内酰胺酶抑制剂的测定.

  7. 氨基苯酚硼酸和克拉维酸增强试验检测阴沟肠杆菌ESBLs%Detection of ESBLs in Enterobacter cloacae by potentiation test with aminophenylboronic acid and clavulanic acid

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    冯长海; 沈定霞; 罗燕萍

    2008-01-01

    目的 研究氨基苯酚硼酸(APB)和克拉维酸(CA)检测阴沟肠杆菌ESBLs的效果.方法 将单酶抑制剂CA加入到底物头孢他啶(CAZ)、头孢噻肟(CTX)和双酶抑制剂CA/APB加入到底物CAZ、CTX,检测61株阴沟肠杆菌ESBLs,利用PCR检测此61株菌的ESBLs基因,比较酶抑制剂增强试验检测和基因检测阴沟肠杆菌ESBLs的结果.结果 用CAZ和CTX为底物,单酶抑制剂CA分别检测到产ESBLs菌28株、14株;双酶抑制剂CA/APB分别检测到产ESBLs菌28株、44株;PCR检测到ESBLs基因阳性47株.结论 用双酶抑制剂增强试验可检测阴沟肠杆菌ESBLs.

  8. Efficacy of amoxicillin and clavulanate in combination with moxifloxacin and esomeprazole in treatment of drug resistant Helicobacter pylor infection%四联疗法治疗耐药幽门螺杆菌感染的疗效分析

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    李仁祥; 杨英君; 卢惠伦

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the efficacy of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium combined with moxifloxacin and esomeprazole in treatment of Helicobactor pylori infection failed after treatment with conventional triple therapy for the treatment of failure of drug resistance of Helicobacter pylori infection,and a control group with quadruple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication rate difference.Methods The 85 patients with Helicobacter pylori infections and treated with conventional triple therapy for a course of over 2 weeks and confirmed treatment failure by the C14 breath test were randomly divided into therapeutic group and control group.The patients in the therapeutic group were treated with amoxicillin potassium clavulanate 914mg Bid+ moxifloxacin tablet 400mg Qd+ esomeprazole 20mg Bid.Those in the control group were treated with esomeprazole 20mg Bid+ colloidal bismuth tartrate 165mg Qid+ amoxicillin capsule 1000mg Bid + clarithromycin 500mg Bid,for a course of 1 week.Results About 83.3% of Helicobacter pylori in the patients of therapeutic group was eradicated and eradication rate in the control group was 70% showing significant difference(P<0.05).Conclusions Combined use of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium,moxifloxacin and esomeprazole is superior to the quadruple therapy containing bismuth in treatment of Helicobactor pylori-infected patients failed with conventional triple therapy.The regimen could be used as the second-line therapy with mild side effects.%目的 观察阿莫西林克拉维酸钾和莫西沙星与埃索美拉唑联用,治疗传统的三联疗法治疗失败的耐药幽门螺杆菌感染的根除率,并与对照组四联疗法比较是否存在差异. 方法 将85例传统的三联疗法治疗2周以上,经C14呼气试验检查证实治疗失败的耐药幽门螺杆菌感染病例,随机分为试验组及对照组,试验组治疗方案为阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片914mgBid+莫西沙星片400mgQd+埃索美拉唑片20mgBid,对

  9. Rp-HPLC法测定阿莫西林、克拉维酸钾的含量%Determination of contents of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium by Rp-HPLC

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    袁姗

    2010-01-01

    Objective To establish content determination method of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Methods The parameters of detection was as followed: HPLC column: Hypersil BDS C18 (4.6× 200 mum, 5μm); mobile phase: sodium dodecylsulfate solution - acetonitrile (92:8); flow: 1.0ml/min;chromatographic temperature: 25C; detection wavelength: 220 nm; injection volume: 10 μ 1. ResultsThe linear range of clavulanate potassium was good at 4.05 - 40.48 μ g ( r = 0.9999 ) and the average recovery was 99.7% (RSD = 2.1%); The linear range of amoxicillin was good at 1.15 - 11.53 μ g( r = 0.9999 )and the average recovery was 99.6% (RSD = 0.7%). Conclusions This method is accurate and easy to use, with better recovery and higher separation. It can be used for quality control of the related preparations.%目的 建立阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾中两种主要成分的含量测定.方法 采用液相色谱法,大连依利特Hypersil BDS C18柱(4.6×200 mm,5 μ m)为色谱柱;十二烷基硫酸钠溶液-乙腈(92∶8)为流动相;流速:1.0ml/min;柱温:25℃;检测波长:220nm;进样体积:10 μl.结果 克拉维酸在4.05~40.48μg范围内线性良好(r=0.9999),平均回收率为99.7%(RSD=2.1%);阿莫西林在1.15~11.53μg范围内线性良好(r=0.9999),平均回收率为99.6%(RSD=0.7%).结论 该方法准确度高,回收率良好,分离度较高,操作简单,可作为该制剂质量控制方法.

  10. Study on preparation of the film-coated tablets of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾薄膜衣片的制备工艺研究※

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    王钰琦; 李瑞明; 李世良; 陈孝; 梁耀荣

    2013-01-01

      目的本研究主要对阿莫西林克拉维酸钾的薄膜衣片进行了制备工艺的研究。方法通过对制剂处方的筛选和考察生产工艺的条件,确定最佳阿莫西林克拉维酸钾的薄膜衣片制备工艺。结果与结论本制剂工艺的实验可行,工艺稳定可靠,所制备的薄膜衣片符合相关要求。%Objective To study the preparation process of the film-coated tablets of amoxicil in and clavulanate potassium, and screen the conditions of the preparation process. Methods By screening pharmaceutical formulations and investigating the conditions of the preparation process,the best technology of pharmaceutical preparations was determined. Results and Conclusion The results of the experiment is feasible and reliable process,and the preparation of the film-coated tablets comply with the relevant requirements.

  11. Clinical Observation of Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium Combined with Cranial Mild-mod-erate Hypothermia in the Treatment of Neonatal Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy Complicating with Pul-monary Infection%阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾联合头部亚低温治疗新生儿缺血缺氧性脑病伴肺部感染的临床观察Δ

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    崔彦存; 李洋; 姚丽丽

    2016-01-01

    children with HIE complicating with pulmonary infection were randomly divided into ob-servation group(42 cases)and control group(38 cases). Control group received routine treatment under normal body temperature as lowering intracranial pressure,correcting acid-base balance,giving nutritional support and anticonvulsive treatment,and then was given amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium 30 mg/kg intravenously,tid,more than 30 min each time,for consecutive 3 d. On the basis of control group,observation group was additionally given cranial mild-moderate hypothermia therapy:wearing cooling cap,at 10 ℃;keeping pharynx nasalis temperature at 34 ℃;keeping rectal temperature at 33-37 ℃;decreasing at rate of 1 ℃/h. They continued treatment for 3 d till body temperature decreased to 34.5 ℃;and then cooling cap was taken off to recover normal body temperature. Therapeutic efficacy of HIE and pulmonary infection were observed in 2 groups. NBNA score of 2 groups were recorded 1st,2nd and 4th week after birth,and the occurrence of ADR was observed. RESULTS:Total effective rate of HIE therapy (95.24% vs. 78.95%),cure rate of pulmonary infection (52.38% vs. 26.32%) and total effective rate (85.71% vs. 65.79%) in observation group were significantly higher than control group,with statistical significance (P0.05). Compared to 1st week after birth,NBNA score were significantly improved 2nd and 4th week after birth,and the observation group were significantly higher than the control group,with statistical significance(P0.05). CONCLUSIONS:Amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium combined with cranial mild-moderate hypothermia is effec-tive for HIE complicating with pulmonary infection,and can effectively improve the prognosis of children with good safety.

  12. Oral antibiotics for infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms.

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    Glasser, Jessie S; Markelz, Ana E; Zera, Wendy C; Beckius, Miriam L; Mende, Katrin; Murray, Clinton K

    2011-08-01

    We determined minimum inhibitory concentrations of rifampicin, nitrofurantoin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, and cefdinir, plus a combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and cefdinir by broth microdilution for mainly wound isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. E. coli and K. pneumoniae susceptibilities increased by combining amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and cefdinir. PMID:21466257

  13. Folic Acid

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    Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. For women who may get pregnant, it is really important. Getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy can prevent major birth ...

  14. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾亚最低杀菌浓度体外诱导细菌耐药研究%A Study on Bacteria Antibiotic Resistance Induced by sub-MBC of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium in Vitro

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    陈荣剑; 祝仲珍; 王占科; 袁小兰; 胡新华; 宁丽萍; 兰小鹏

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of inducing by sub-MBC (minimum bactericidal concentration) of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium on the antibiotic resistance of standard strains of staphylococcus aureus. Methods The standard strain of staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 and Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium were respectively used as observational strain and antibacterials, and MBC values of different induced days were quantitatively detected u-sing microdilution method. Induction test of staphylococcus aureus in vitro was performed using 1 / 2 concentration of MBC for 35 d, and MBC changes were observed and recorded. The final antibiotic resistance to Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium of staphylococcus aureus was identified using automatic microorganisms drug sensitivity analyzer. Results The MBC value of the standard strain of staphylococcus aureus was significantly increased which was induced by Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium in vitro for 10 d, and the value induced for 35 d was increased to 32 times of original strain value. The induced drug-resistant strain of staphylococcus aureus had 100% resistance rate to Amoxicillin and Clavu-lanate Potassium. Conclusion The sub-MBC of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium can induce antibiotic resistance of the standard strains of staphylococcus aureus in vitro, and the degree of the antibiotic resistance increases with the in-creasing induction time by sub-MBC. A rational dosage of antimicrobial is important to prevent antibiotic resistance.%目的:观察亚最低杀菌浓度(minimum bactericidal concentration, MBC)阿莫西林克拉维酸钾诱导对金黄色葡萄球菌标准菌株的耐药性影响。方法以金黄色葡萄球菌标准菌株 ATCC 29213为研究对象,阿莫西林克拉维酸钾为抗菌药物,以微量稀释法定量检测不同诱导天数 MBC 值,采用1/2 MBC 浓度对金黄色葡萄球菌进行35 d 多步体外诱导试验,观察金黄色葡萄球菌标准菌株 MBC 变化并

  15. Amino acids

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    ... amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan , and valine. Nonessential amino acids "Nonessential" means that our bodies produce an amino ...

  16. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾不同给药方案治疗细菌性呼吸道感染的效果分析%Effect analysis of different dosage regimen amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for the treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections

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    朱健

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the clinical effect of different dosage regimen amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in the treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections. Methods 936 patients with bacterial respiratory tract infection treated in our hospital from June 2011 to June 2013 were randomly divided into group A and group B,group A were given with injections of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 100 mg/kg,dissolved in 100 ml of sodium chloride injec-tion,intravenous injection,1 time/d.Group B were taken with the same batch of injectable amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium,50 mg/kg,dissolved in 50 ml of sodium chloride injection,intravenous injection,2 times/d.According to the disease,administration time were 1 to 2 weeks.The clinical efficacy of the two groups and the administration time were compared. Results In patients with mild and moderate infection,the administration time of group A and group B had no significant difference (P>0.05);in patients with severe infection,the administration time of group A was longer than that of group B,the difference was significant (P0.05);in patients with severe infection, the effective rate of group B was higher than that of group A,the difference was significant (P0.05);重度感染患者中,A组给药时间明显长于B组,差异有统计学意义(P0.05);重度感染患者中,B组的有效率显著高于A组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论A给药方案在轻度和中度感染治疗效果较好,同时减少给药次数,B方案可对重度感染进行有效治疗。

  17. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾颗粒(8∶1)治疗呼吸系统细菌感染多中心随机对照研究%A multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium granules (8∶1) in the treatment of acute infection of respiratory system

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    张强; 贾正平; 朱运奎

    2012-01-01

    目的:评价注射用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾颗粒(8∶1)治疗急性呼吸道感染的有效性和安全性.方法:采用多中心、随机、双盲、平行对照试验设计,共入选病例136例,其中试验组[阿莫西林克拉维酸钾颗粒(8∶ 1)] 69例;对照组[阿莫西林克拉维酸钾片(7∶1)]69例;一般疗程均为7~14d,最短疗程不少于5d.结果:试验组治疗有效病例69例,治愈59例,临床痊愈率为89.39%;对照组治疗有效病例69例,治愈61例,临床治愈率为92.42%.细菌清除率:试验组为95.45%,对照组为92.91%,药物不良反应发生率均为4.35%.结论:阿莫西林克拉维酸钾颗粒(8∶1)治疗各种敏感菌所引起的呼吸道感染,安全、有效,使用方便,耐受性好.%Objective :. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium granules (8: 1 )in the treatment of acute infection of respiratory system. Methods; A multicenter, randomized, double -blind, controlled clinical trial was conducted in the treatment of 138 patients with acute infection of respiratory system. There were 69 cases in the trial group; amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium granules (8:1) , while 65 cases were in the control group; amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium gispersible tablets {7:1). The treatment duration for both groups was from 7 to 14 days ( at least 5 days). Results; The effective rate for the trial and control group was 89. 39% and 92. 42% respectively. The bacterial eradication rate was 95.45% and 92.91% respectively. The incidence of adverse reactions was 4. 35% in both groups. Conclusion; Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium granules (8: 1) is effective and safe in the treatment of acute infectin of respiratory system.

  18. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)的含量均匀度测定和有关物质检查%The study of the content uniformity and related substances of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14∶1)

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    李静玲; 李瑞明; 冯鹏; 胡建楣; 林小凤; 范佩冰

    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the content uniformity and related substances of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14:1), and the experiment were used to evaluate and determine the intrinsic quality. Methods Though the content uniformity and related substances investigated in order to determine the controllability of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium suspensions quality. Results This method was used in the paper which was good to detect Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14:1) content uniformity and related substances requirements. Conclusion Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14:1) content uniformity and related substances requirements meet the conditions of the quality of the preparations.%目的 对阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14∶1)的含量均匀度和有关物质进行了研究,用来评价和确定制剂使用中的安全性及药物本身的内在质量.方法 通过对制备得到的阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂含量均匀度的测定和有关物质考察,从而确定阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂质量的可控性.结果 通过本文中所用方法对阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14∶1)中阿莫西林、克拉维酸钾的含量均匀度和有关物质测定结果说明制剂质量合格,所以在制剂使用中阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂能确保其安全性.结论 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14∶1)中阿莫西林、克拉维酸钾的含量均匀度和有关物质的测定均能符合制剂要求.

  19. 阿莫西林与阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾的不良反应比较%Comparative Study on Adverse Reaction of Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium

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    王家满; 韩琼

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨阿莫西林与阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾的不良反应。方法对收集的235例阿莫西林与146例阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾不良反应报告进行回顾性分析,前者纳入单用组,后者纳入复方组,比较两组患者一般资料、不良反应发生类型以及不良反应发生时间。结果两组患者性别、年龄分布、应用、体质量等临床资料比较,差异均无统计学意义(均P>0.05);单用组患者皮肤及附件、全身系统、呼吸系统、肝胆系统以及其他不良反应发生率明显高于复方组,单用组患者的胃肠反应、循环系统、中枢神经系统不良反应发生率明显低于复方组,差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05);单用组患者3 d后不良反应发生率为13.6%,明显高于复方组的1.4%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾相较于阿莫西林,不良反应发生时间较早、症状轻,不良反应集中在皮肤及附件、胃肠道、全身,但可增加循环系统、中枢神经系统不良反应发生风险,针对伴有以上系统合并症的患者,需谨慎应用。%Objective To adverse reaction of amoxicilin and amoxicilin clavulanate potassium.Methods 235 cases with poor to colect 146 cases of amoxicilin and amoxicilin clavulanate potassium reaction reports were retrospectively analyzed,the former into the single group,the latter into compound group,compared two groups of patients with general information,adverse reaction and the type of adverse reaction time.Results Comparison of the clinical data of two groups in sex,age distribution,application direction,body quality,no significant difference(P>0.05); single group of patients with skin and accessories,general system,respiratory system,hepatobiliary system and other adverse reaction rate was significantly higher than that of compound group,with the single group of patients with gastrointestinal reaction,circulation system

  20. Drug: D06485 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D06485 Mixture, Drug Amoxicillin hydrate - potassium clavulanate mixt; Augmentin (T...N) (Amoxicillin hydrate [DR:D00229] | Amoxicillin sodium [DR:D02925]), (Clavulanic acid [DR:D07711] | Potassium clavulanate...moxicillin hydrate - potassium clavulanate mixt Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification [BR:br0...01CR02 Amoxicillin and enzyme inhibitor D06485 Amoxicillin hydrate - potassium clavulanate mixt J01R COMBINA... combinations with other antibacterials D06485 Amoxicillin hydrate - potassium clavulanate mixt PubChem: 47208141 ...

  1. 阿莫西林-克拉维酸注射剂及其在猪体内的药物动力学研究%Study on Amoxycillin-Clavulanic Acid Suspension and its Pharmacokinetics in Swine

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    汤树生; 肖希龙

    2004-01-01

    以阿莫西林(AMO)和克拉维酸(CLA)为原料,以注射用大豆油为溶媒,成功研制出AMO-CLA注射用混悬剂.采用加温加湿试验和光加速试验对制剂进行稳定性研究,结果表明该制剂稳定性良好,AMO和CLA的相对标示量均在90%以上、样品的外观色泽、粒度、分解产物等指标均无明显变化.在药物动力学研究中,用HPLC-UV法测定在血浆中AMO和CLA的含量.血药浓度数据经3p97软件处理,静注AMO和CLA水溶液在猪体内的药物动力学过程均符合一级吸收一室模型,肌注自制AMO-CLA注射用混悬剂、辉瑞公司的AMO-CLA注射用混悬剂及单方AMO注射用混悬剂在猪体内的动力学过程均符合一级吸收二室模型,且吸收良好,半衰期长.AMO在猪体内的持效时间(C>0.3 μg/mL)超过48 h,缓释作用显著.自制AMO-CLA注射用混悬剂的主要动力学参数与辉瑞公司的AMO-CLA注射用混悬剂的动力学参数比较差异不显著.

  2. Efficacy and safety of IV/PO moxifloxacin and IV piperacillin/tazobactam followed by PO amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in the treatment of diabetic foot infections: results of the RELIEF study

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    Schaper, N.C.; Dryden, M.; Kujath, P.; Nathwani, D.; Arvis, P.; Reimnitz, P.; Alder, J.; Gyssens, I.C.J.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of two antibiotic regimens in patients with diabetic foot infections (DFIs). METHODS: Data of a subset of patients enrolled in the RELIEF trial with DFIs requiring surgery and antibiotics were evaluated retrospectively. DFI was diagnosed on t

  3. 克拉维酸高产菌株的选育及发酵工艺研究%Breeding of clavulanic acid producing strain and optimization of fermentative conditions

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    史毓芳; 韩俊茹; 王普

    2005-01-01

    以克拉维酸产生菌--棒状链霉菌(Streptomyces clavuligerus)CA0726为出发菌株,采用紫外线照射60 s,NTG诱变处理40 min,并结合甘油耐受性突变株的理性化筛选,选育得到较佳诱变株CA0726-19,效价达1645μg/mL,且传代性能稳定.以此突变株为试验菌株,通过碳源、氮源及无机盐的组成优化试验,得到了较佳的种子培养基和发酵培养基组成,并对发酵条件进行了优化.在较适的发酵条件下,经摇瓶发酵96 h后,克拉维酸效价可达2 397μg/mL,较出发菌株提高10.3倍.采用15.L发酵罐试验表明,28℃培养72 h左右,克拉维酸效价达2 152μg/mL.

  4. An HPLC method for the quantitative determination of clavulanic acid in fermentation broth%高效液相色谱法测定棒状链霉菌发酵液中克拉维酸的含量

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    王明林; 林陟昕; 田威; 何建勇

    2003-01-01

    利用克拉维酸与咪唑试剂的衍生化反应,建立了用高效液相色谱仪测定发酵液中克拉维酸含量的方法.色谱条件为:采用Hypersil ODS2柱(5μm,4.6mm×200mm),流动相为0.1mo1/LKH2PO4:甲醇(94:6),流速1.0ml/min,检测波长311nm.结果表明,克拉维酸量在1~10.0μg范围内,该方法的线性关系及测定结果的精密度、回收率均良好,是一种简便、快速、有效的方法.

  5. Domestic vs imported amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in treating pneumonia of children%国产和进口阿莫西林-克拉维酸治疗小儿肺炎的疗效比较

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    张婷; 王晓红; 俞蕙; 陆婷婷

    2002-01-01

    目的:比较国产和进口阿莫西林-克拉维酸治疗小儿细菌性肺炎的临床疗效.方法:随机选择住院的肺炎病儿40例,分为治疗组(男性11例,女性9例,年龄27 mo± s 12 mo)和对照组(男性12例,女性8例,年龄29 mo±16 mo).分别选用国产及进口阿莫西林-克拉维酸,剂量均为30 mgkg-1,iv,gtt, bid,疗程10~14 d.结果:治疗组总有效率为80%,对照组总有效率为90%,2组的疗效比较经Ridit分析差异无显著意义(P>0.05),2组均未见不良反应.结论:国产阿莫西林-克拉维酸与进口阿莫西林-克拉维酸临床疗效相似.

  6. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸与头孢唑林在子宫切除中抗生素预防作用%Antibiotic prophylaxis for hysterectomy and cesarean section: Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid versus cefazolin

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    邹宇

    2011-01-01

    目的 比较子宫切除中阿莫西林/克拉维酸与头孢唑林短期抗生素预防作用.方法 120 例行子宫切除患者随机分为静脉注射阿莫西林/克拉维酸组(AMX/CL组)与头孢唑林组(CE组).每天评估患者有无手术部位感染或尿道感染.结果 各组感染发生率在AMX/CL组和CE组分别是11%和12.5%.结论 广谱抗生素阿莫西林/克拉维酸较头孢唑林在子宫切除和剖腹产中无优势.

  7. Breeding of Clavulanic Acid High-producing Strains by Multiple Mutagens Induction%多因素复合诱变选育克拉维酸高产菌株

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    田敏; 黄运昌; 朱春燕; 朱辉; 余蓉

    2010-01-01

    采用多因素连续复合诱变的方法,对克拉维酸产生菌带小棒链霉菌(Streptomyces clavuligerus)进行系列诱变,以抗生素抗性作为理性筛选标记,从含青霉素35 μg/ml的琼脂平板上筛选到青霉素抗性突变株YT-201-57#,在摇瓶实验中,对青霉素的抗性由8μg/ml提高到45 μg/ml,克拉维酸产景较出发菌株提高10.3%,且高产遗传特性经5次传代仍稳定.

  8. 阿莫西林-克拉维酸注射用混悬剂的药效学研究%Pharmacodynamics of amoxyxicillin-clavulanic acid suspension in swine

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    汤树生; 肖希龙

    2004-01-01

    阿莫西林(Amoxycillin,AMO)为兽医临床上普遍应用的半合成广谱青霉素,为β-内酰胺类抗生素。β-内酰胺类抗生素因为具有高效、广谱、低毒的特点,是当前临床上应用最多的一类抗菌药物之一。但AMO不耐酶,细菌对其易产生耐药性,细菌对AMO的耐药机理最主要的是产生β-内酰胺酶,

  9. Breeding of Clavulanic Acid High-Production Strain by Using Protoplast Fusion Technique%应用原生质体融合技术选育克拉维酸高产菌株

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    张阳; 张恺; 郭金体; 王艳萍

    2008-01-01

    采用棒状链霉菌种内原生质体融合技术,选育克拉维酸高产菌株.该实验选用舒巴坦钠耐受性高产菌株Streptomyces clavuligerus B71-3-10和甘油耐受性高产菌株Streptomyces clavuligerus B71-14为亲株,优化了原生质体制备条件和融合条件,最终得到遗传稳定性良好的融合子F14.该融合子的克拉维酸产量提高到650.35 mg/L,分别比亲株S.clavuligerus B71-3-10和S.clavuligerus B17-14的克拉维酸产量高36.77%和20.84%.将原生质体融合技术应用到棒状链霉菌克拉维酸高产菌株的选育中,证明了其可行性、高效性及成效显著性.

  10. 扩增ccaR基因提高棒状链霉菌克拉维酸产量的研究%Study on application of ccaR Streptomyces clavuligerus to increase clavulanic acid production

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    左志晗; 郑津辉

    2011-01-01

    在棒状链霉菌B71-14中扩增对克拉维酸具有正调控作用的基因ccaR,构建了ccaR的重组质粒pSET152-ccaR,通过接合转移将重组质粒pSET152-ccaR转入了S.clavuligerus B71-14中,通过pSET15 2-ccaR中的attP位点整个质粒插入到S.clavuligerus B71-14基因组中的attB位点,实现了S.clavuligerus B71-14基因组DNA中增加一个拷贝ccaR基因的目的,所得突变株S.clavuligerus::ccaR产酸量可达820.91 mg/L,较出发菌株提高了54%.

  11. 高效液相色谱法测定人血清中克拉维酸浓度%Determination of Clavulanic Acid in human serum by High-performance Liquid Chromatography

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    刘玉旺; 孙培红; 周颖; 赵侠; 孙忠民

    2001-01-01

    目的:建立柱前衍生化高效液相色谱法测定人血清中克拉维酸浓度的新方法.方法:应用Agilent 1100色谱系统,色谱柱为DiscoveryTMC18°流动相为甲醇:0.05mo1·L-1磷酸二氢钾水溶液(5:95,v/v),pH为3.70,流速为1m1·in-1.柱温为40℃.UV检测波长为311nm.血清经两步液液提取一咪唑衍生后进样测定.结果:测定克拉维酸的线性范围为0.0625~8mg·L-1,最低检测浓度为0.029mg·L-1.日内精密度<8.07%,日间精密度<7.88%.方法回收率范围为99.8%~105.6%.结论:本方法精密、准确,适用于克拉维酸的药代动力学研究.

  12. 人血浆中阿莫西林-克拉维酸浓度的测定%Determination of concentration of amoxycillin-clavulanic acid in human plasma by HPLC method

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    曹国英; 张菁; 郁继诚; 施耀国

    2004-01-01

    目的:建立阿莫西林-克拉维酸血药浓度的HPLC法.方法:固定相为C18对称反相色谱柱;流动相为磷酸-四丁基氢氧化铵缓冲液:甲醇(18:52,V/V);流速0.8mL·min-1;荧光检测波长:Ex 386 nm,Em460 nm;血浆标本以高氯酸去蛋白,再以苯甲醛荧光衍生后上柱分析,进样量50 μL.结果:阿莫西林和克拉维酸的色谱峰分离良好,最低检测质量浓度分别为0.009和0.01 mg·L-1;线性范围分别为0.125~25和0.062 5~8 mg·L-1;平均日内、日间RSD均<9%,提取回收率近100%.结论:本方法适用于阿莫西林-克拉维酸血药浓度测定.

  13. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾分散片小鼠体内抗菌作用研究%The antibiotic effect in vivo research of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid dispersible tablets

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    林霄; 刘元; 李星宇; 刘布鸣

    2008-01-01

    目的 观察阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾的新剂型-分散片对产β-内酰胺酶的金黄色葡萄球菌和大肠杆菌感染小鼠的保护效果.方法 以Bliss法计算各感染小鼠的药物半数有效量(ED50)值和95%可信限.结果 分散片对金黄色葡萄球菌感染小鼠的ED50值和95%可信限为3.748 6(3.396 7~4.205)mg/kg;对大肠杆菌感染小鼠的ED50值和95%可信限为4.662 9(4.037 3~5.385 5)mg/kg.结论 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾分散片口服给药对产β-内酰胺酶的金黄色葡萄球菌和大肠杆菌感染小鼠具有明显疗效.

  14. 克拉维酸发酵液中碳源--甘油含量的比色法测定%Determination of Glycerol Content in Clavulanic Acid Broth by Spectrophotometry

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    张永生; 高辉; 王艳萍

    2006-01-01

    研究了克拉维酸发酵液中甘油含量的测定方法,在412 nm得到了甘油测定的线性回归方程:y=0.0236x-0.0036,R2=0.9997,在0~40mg·L-1范围内,线性关系良好.通过回收率实验,证明发酵液中其他成分对测定结果干扰较小.该方法重现性好,方法简单,比较适合发酵液中甘油含量的测定.

  15. FERMENTATION CONDITIONS OF CLAVULANIC ACID-PRODUCING STREPTOMYCES CLAVULIGERUS MUTANT CCRC11518-Ⅲ50%棒状链霉菌突变株CCRC11518-Ⅲ50克拉维酸发酵条件的研究

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    夏振强; 孟勇; 张国华; 官家发

    2004-01-01

    通过单因子和多因子摇瓶正交优化试验,确定了克拉维酸产生菌棒状链霉菌突变株Streptomyces clavuligerusCCRC11518-Ⅲ50的三角瓶发酵条件.发酵培养基组成(ρ/g L-1):甘油30,大豆蛋白胨60,麦芽浸膏7.5,K2HPO4·3H2O 1.0,MgSO4·7H2O 2.0,FeSO4·7H2O 1.0;培养基初始pH 6.5;接种量15%;培养基装量20 mL/250 mL三角瓶;培养温度25℃;发酵时间72 h.克拉维酸效价由优化前的834.8μgmL-1提高到1 082.615μg mL-1,提高了29.7%.还在1 600 mL发酵罐中进行了初步放大试验.当接种量15%,通气量1:0.5,转速450 r min-1,25℃发酵60h克拉维酸效价达到高峰1 025μgmL-1.图12 表1 参12

  16. Antibiotic Resistance of Probiotic Strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Marketed Foods and Drugs

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    CHANG LIU; ZHUO-YANG ZHANG; KE DONG; JIAN-PING YUAN; XIAO-KUI GUO

    2009-01-01

    Objective To identify the antimicrobial resistance of commercial lactic acid bacteria present in microbial foods and drug additives by analyzing their isolated strains used for fermentation and probioties. Methods Antimicrobial susceptibility of 41 screened isolates was tested with disc diffusion and E-test methods after species-level identification. Resistant strains were selected and examined for the presence of resistance genes by PCR. Results Distribution of resistance was found in different species. All isolates were susceptible to chloramphenicol, tetracycline, ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, cephalothin, and imipenem. In addition, isolates resistant to vancomycin, rifampicin, streptomycin, bacitracin, and erythromycin were detected, although the incidence of resistance to these antibiotics was relatively low. In contrast, most strains were resistant to ciprofloxacin, amikacin, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole, and gentamycin. The genes msrC, vanX, and dfrA were detected in strains of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Lactococcus lactis. Conclusion Antibiotic resistance is present in different species of probiotic strains, which poses a threat to food safety. Evaluation of the safety of lactic acid bacteria for human consumption should be guided by established criteria, guidelines and regulations.

  17. The study of quality standards on Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Suspension(14:1)%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)的质量标准研究※

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    欧阳亦华; 李瑞明

    2013-01-01

      目的对阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)的质量标准内容进行了研究。方法通过对质量标准的研究,对质量控制的各个方面进行完整的考察,从而确定制剂的保存方法和质量控制指标。结果与结论阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(14:1)中阿莫西林、克拉维酸钾湿度较高时较不稳定,影响其质量问题,保存时应当注意,其它要求均能合格制剂条件。%Objective To study the quality standards of amoxicil in and clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14:1). Methods Quality standards, quality control of al aspects of a complete investigation to determine the save method of preparation and quality control indicators. Results and Conclusion Amoxicil in and clavulanate Potassium for Suspension (14:1) when with a high relative humidity wil be less stability, affecting its quality problems, should be saved in proper material.

  18. Cefaclor in Children with Acute Otitis Media and Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Contrast Analysis%头孢克洛和阿莫西林克拉维酸钾用于儿童急性中耳炎治疗的对比分析

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    谢寒冰

    2014-01-01

    Objective Comparison of acute otitis media in children with application of cefaclor and amoxicil in and clavulanate potassium two kinds of the clinical ef icacy of drug treatment. Methods From March 2011 to February 2013 treated 120 cases of children with acute otitis media in this study, random grouping. Children with the control group given amoxicil in and clavulanate potassium therapy, cefaclor treatment group. compared with two groups of children always show the dif erences of ef iciency and adverse reactions. Results After treatment, we found that the experimental group after treatment with total total ef iciency was 93.33%, control group the total ef iciency of 88.33%, dif erences between groups have no statistical significance ( >0.05). Experimental group the incidence of adverse reactions was 0%, the control group, the incidence of adverse reactions was 10.0%between groups was statistical y significant dif erence ( 0.05)。实验组不良反应发生率为0%,对照组不良反应发生率为10.0%,组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论采用头孢克洛和阿莫西林克拉维酸钾两种药物治疗儿童急性中耳炎,可将其在临床进行推广应用。

  19. Folic Acid

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    ... found naturally in some foods, including leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, beans (legumes), and whole grains. Folic acid ... mcg of folic acid every day for good health. But older adults need to be sure they ...

  20. HPLC determination of high molecular mass impurities in ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium(15:1)%HPLC法测定替卡西林钠克拉维酸钾(15:1)中的高分子杂质

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    钟雅妮; 刘俊华; 林小洁; 李小婵

    2011-01-01

    目的:建立测定替卡西林钠克拉维酸钾(15:1)中高分子杂质的HPLC分析方法.方法:采用高效液相色谱法,以TSKG2500 PW(XL)(7.8mmx300mm,7μm)为色谱柱,以pH8.0磷酸盐缓冲液[0.15mol·L-1磷酸氢二钠溶液-0.15mol·L-1磷酸二氢钠溶液(95:5)]为流动相,流速0.8mL·min-1,检测波长230nm,柱温30℃.结果:高分子杂质与替卡西林及克拉维酸能较好分离;替卡西林的检测限为4.0ng,克拉维酸的检测限为3.7ng;替卡西林线性范围为0.052-0.32μg(r=0.9999),高分子杂质在进样量以替卡西林计为11.2-30.3μg范围内时,与峰面积线性关系良好(r=0.9992);重复性较好(RSD=0.52%,n=5).结论:该方法简单、快速、准确,重复性好,可用于替卡西林钠克拉维酸钾(15:1)中的高分子杂质检测.%Objective :To establish an HPLC method for the determination of high molecular mass impurities in ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium ( 15 : 1 ) . Methods: The separation was performed on a TSK G2500 PWXL(7. 8 mm × 300 mm,7 μm) column;The mobile phase was composed of phosphate buffer[0. 15 mol · L-1 disodium hydrogen phosphate solution -0. 15 mol · L-1 sodium dihydrogen phosph ate solution(95: 5) , pH 8.0] at a flow rate of 0. 8 mL · min -1 ; The detection wavelength was 230 nm, and the column temperature was 30 ℃ . Results : High molecular mass impurities in ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium( 15: 1) was separated completely between ticarcillin and clavulanate; The detection limit of ticarcillin was 4. 0 ng;The detection limit of clavulanate was 3. 7 ng; The linearity of ticarcillin was 0. 052 - 0. 32 μg( r =0. 9999 ) ; The peak area of high molecular mass impurities showed good linearity in the range of ticarcillin between 11. 2 - 30. 3 μg( r = 0. 9992). RSD was 0. 52% ( n = 5) . Conclusion : The method is simple, rapid, accurate and reproducible , and it can be used for quality control of ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium( 15: 1) .

  1. Inhibitor-resistant TEM- and OXA-1-producing Escherichia coli isolates resistant to amoxicillin-clavulanate are more clonal and possess lower virulence gene content than susceptible clinical isolates.

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    Oteo, Jesús; González-López, Juan José; Ortega, Adriana; Quintero-Zárate, J Natalia; Bou, Germán; Cercenado, Emilia; Conejo, María Carmen; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Navarro, Ferran; Oliver, Antonio; Bartolomé, Rosa M; Campos, José

    2014-07-01

    In a previous prospective multicenter study in Spain, we found that OXA-1 and inhibitor-resistant TEM (IRT) β-lactamases constitute the most common plasmid-borne mechanisms of genuine amoxicillin-clavulanate (AMC) resistance in Escherichia coli. In the present study, we investigated the population structure and virulence traits of clinical AMC-resistant E. coli strains expressing OXA-1 or IRT and compared these traits to those in a control group of clinical AMC-susceptible E. coli isolates. All OXA-1-producing (n = 67) and IRT-producing (n = 45) isolates were matched by geographical and temporal origin to the AMC-susceptible control set (n = 56). We performed multilocus sequence typing and phylogenetic group characterization for each isolate and then studied the isolates for the presence of 49 virulence factors (VFs) by PCR and sequencing. The most prevalent clone detected was distinct for each group: group C isolates of sequence type (ST) 88 (C/ST88) were the most common in OXA-1 producers, B2/ST131 isolates were the most common in IRT producers, and B2/ST73 isolates were the most common in AMC-susceptible isolates. The median numbers of isolates per ST were 3.72 in OXA-1 producers, 2.04 in IRT producers, and 1.69 in AMC-susceptible isolates; the proportions of STs represented by one unique isolate in each group were 19.4%, 31.1%, and 48.2%, respectively. The sum of all VFs detected, calculated as a virulence score, was significantly higher in AMC-susceptible isolates than OXA-1 and IRT producers (means, 12.5 versus 8.3 and 8.2, respectively). Our findings suggest that IRT- and OXA-1-producing E. coli isolates resistant to AMC have a different and less diverse population structure than AMC-susceptible clinical E. coli isolates. The AMC-susceptible population also contains more VFs than AMC-resistant isolates. PMID:24777096

  2. Ibotenic acid and thioibotenic acid

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    Hermit, Mette B; Greenwood, Jeremy R; Nielsen, Birgitte;

    2004-01-01

    In this study, we have determined and compared the pharmacological profiles of ibotenic acid and its isothiazole analogue thioibotenic acid at native rat ionotropic glutamate (iGlu) receptors and at recombinant rat metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors expressed in mammalian cell lines....... Thioibotenic acid has a distinct pharmacological profile at group III mGlu receptors compared with the closely structurally related ibotenic acid; the former is a potent (low microm) agonist, whereas the latter is inactive. By comparing the conformational energy profiles of ibotenic and thioibotenic acid...... with the conformations preferred by the ligands upon docking to mGlu1 and models of the other mGlu subtypes, we propose that unlike other subtypes, group III mGlu receptor binding sites require a ligand conformation at an energy level which is prohibitively expensive for ibotenic acid, but not for thioibotenic acid...

  3. Simultaneous determination of serum concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in human blood using high-performance liquid chromatography%高效液相色谱法同时测定人血阿莫西林钠/克拉维酸钾血药浓度

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    林祖文; 李源; 宋玮娟; 胡海燕; 曾颖; 许百虹

    2011-01-01

    Objective To establish a chromatography-based method for simultaneous analysis of the concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in human blood. Methods With paracetamol as the internal control, human plasma samples, after treatment with methanol for protein sedimentation and centrifugation, were loaded for analysis with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). HPLC analysis was carried out using a C18 column (5 urn, 4.6 mm × 150 mm) with the mobile phase of acetonitrile-PBS (0.05 mol/L) of 10:90 (pH 2.3), UV detection wavelength of 220 ran, flow rate of 1.0 ml/min, and column temperature of 25 t. Results The retention time of acetaminophen for potassium clavulanate, amoxicillin sodium and the internal control was 5.3, 7.2, and 8.5 min, respectively, and no interference by the endogenous impurities in the plasma samples was found. Amoxicillin sodium showed a good linearity within the concentration range of 0.52-4.16 μg/ml (r2=0.9996), and potassium clavulanate had a good linearity within the range of 0.266-2.14 μg/ml (r2=0.9998). The minimum detectable concentrations of amoxicillin sodium and potassium clavulanate were 0.065 μg/ml and 0.066 μg/ml, respectively. The relative recoveries of amoxicillin sodium were 95.9%-96.5% (n=5), and those of clavulanate potassium were 92.5%-98.8% (n=5); the intra- and inter-day RSD of amoxicillin sodium was 1.84%-6.4% and 2.1%-7.8%, as compared to that of potassium clavulanate of 3.57%-8.6% and 1.8%-9.1%, respectively. Conclusion This method is simple, accurate, sensitive, specific and reproducible for analyzing the concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium simultaneously in human plasma.%目的 建立阿莫西林钠/克拉维酸钾人血药浓度的色谱分析方法.方法 采用对乙酰氨基酚为内标,人血浆样品用甲醇沉淀蛋白后高速离心进样;色谱柱:C18色谱柱(依利特Hypersil BDS,5μm,4.6 mm×150 mm);流动相:乙腈-0.05mmol/L磷酸盐缓冲液=10∶90(V

  4. Efficacy of Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Potassium Combined With Chymotrypsin for Pediatric Acute Suppurative Tonsillitis%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合糜蛋白酶治疗儿童急性化脓性扁桃体炎疗效观察

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    楚选云

    2016-01-01

    Objective The research aims to explore the clinical effect of amoxicilin-clavulanate potassium combined with chymotrypsin on pediatric acute suppurative tonsilitis.Methods The research chose 100 cases of children patients with suppurative tonsilitis from the hospital,and distributed them into the observation group and the control group randomly of which each had 50 cases. The control group received the treatment of amoxicilin-clavulanate potassium alone,while the observation group received the additional treatment of chymotrypsin on the basis. After the treatment,the research compared the two groups in terms of the improvement time of main symptoms and signs,total effective rate and untoward effect. Results The symptoms improve time of in the observation group were significantly better than that in the control group,the total efficiency in the observation group were significantly higher than that in the coTntrol group(P<0.05).Conclusion Treating pediatric acute suppurative tonsilitis with amoxicilin-clavulanate potassium combined with chymotrypsin can reduce the duration of symptoms and improve the effective rate of treatment,thus should be spread and applied clinicaly.%目的:探讨阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合糜蛋白酶治疗儿童急性化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效。方法选取我院100例化脓性扁桃体炎患儿,随机分为观察组和对照组,每组患者均为50例,对照组单用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾,观察组在此基础上加用糜蛋白酶治疗,比较两组治疗后主要症状体征改善时间、总有效率和不良反应。结果观察组症状改善时间优于对照组,总有效率高于对照组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合糜蛋白酶治疗儿童急性化脓性扁桃体炎,能缩短症状持续时间,提高治疗有效率。

  5. 高效液相色谱法同时检测血浆中阿莫西林和克拉维酸的血药浓度%Simultaneous Determination of Plasma Concentration of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate by HPLC Method

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    林晶

    2011-01-01

    目的 建立同时测定血浆中阿莫西林和克拉维酸质量浓度的高效液相色谱法.方法 分析柱为 Phenomenexluna C18柱(250mm×4.6mm,5μm),柱温为室温,流动相为磷酸盐缓冲溶液(pH=3.0)-乙腈(95∶5),流速为1.2mL/min,紫外检测波长为230 nm.结果 克拉维酸和阿莫西林的保留时间分别为5 min和9 min左右,质量浓度线性范围分别为0.13~8.60 μg/mL(r=0.999 4)和0.21~13.20 μg/mL(r=0.999 8),日内和日间精密度的RSD均小于15.0%(n=5).结论 所建立的方法简便、准确,适用于阿莫西林和克拉维酸血药浓度测定.%Objective To establish a HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of amoxicillin and clavulanate in human plasma. Methods The chromatographic separation was carried out on Phenomenex Luna Cm column(250 mm x 4. 6 mm, 5 |xm) with the mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile NatbPCK buffer(pH =3. 0) (95 :5),the flow rate was 1. 2 mL/min. The detecting wavelength was at 230 nm. Results Clavulanate and amoxicillin were eluted for about 5 min and 9 min. Cavulanate and amoxicillin showed the good linear correlation in the range of 0. 13 - 8. 60 |xg/mL (r=0.999 4) and 0. 21 - 13. 20 g/mL( r =0. 999 8) respectively. The intra-day RSD and inter -day RSD were both less than 15. 0% (n = 5). Conclusion The method is simple, accurate and suitable for the determination of plasma drug concentration of amoxicillin and clavulanate.

  6. Clinical Effect Verification of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium combined Ceftazidime for Treatment of Acute Stage of COPD%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾并头孢他啶联合治疗急性期慢性阻塞性肺疾病疗效验证

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    詹行闻

    2014-01-01

    目的验证阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服并头孢他啶静脉滴注治疗急性期慢性阻塞性肺疾病疗效。方法将460例急性期慢性阻塞性肺疾病患者依照入我院治疗前后次序加入研究组或对照组,均230例。分别予阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服并头孢他啶静脉滴注及单独使用头孢他啶静滴,疗程结束后比较两组有效率及不良反应出现情况。结果实验性结束治疗后,研究组及对照组总有效率分别为94.8%、81.3%,经比较<0.05,有差异。结论阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服并头孢他啶静脉滴注治疗AECOPD效果较佳,适于普遍推广使用。%Objective To verify the clinical ef ect of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium po.combined ceftazidime ivgtt.for treatment of acute stage of COPD.Methods 460 patients with acute stage of COPD were divided into study group and control group both with 230 cases according to precedence order.And they were given amoxicil in and clavulanate potassium po.combined ceftazidime ivgt .And single ceftazidime ivgt .respectively.Effective rate and adverse ef ect rate of the 2 groups were compared after treatment course.Results After treatment,total ef ective rate of study group and control group were respectively 94.8% and 81.3%, <0.05.Conclusion Amoxicil in and clavulanate potassium po.combined ceftazidime ivgt .for treatment of acute stage of COPD has good clinical ef ect and is worth of being popularized.

  7. Clinical efficacy of amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium combined with levofloxacin in the treatment of multi -drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis%阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合左氧氟沙星治疗耐多药肺结核的临床效果

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    童维佳; 王永庆

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe and evaluate the clinical effect of amoxicillin/ clavulanate potassium com-bined with levofloxacin in the treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Methods 80 re-treated smear positive patients with multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis were randomly divided into the control group and the treatment group, 40 cases in each group. The control group was treated with levofloxacin combined with pasiniazid, ethambutol hydrochloride, rifapentine and pyrazinamide, and the treatment group was treated with amoxi-cillin/ clavulanate potassium and levofloxacin, combined with pasiniazid, ethambutol hydrochloride, rifapentine and pyrazinamide. All patients were treated for 12 months. Results At the end of the treatment, the sputum negative conversion rate was 52. 50% in the control group, and 75% in the treatment group (P 0. 05). Conclusion Amoxicillin/ clavulanate potassium combined with levofloxacin regimen can improve the sputum negative conversion and lesions absorption,with low adverse drug reaction in the treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.%目的::观察并评价阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合左氧氟沙星在治疗耐多药肺结核(MDR-TB)的疗效。方法将80例复治涂阳耐多药肺结核患者随机分为对照组40例和治疗组40例;治疗方案:对照组以左氧氟沙星为主,联合对氨基水杨酸异烟肼、盐酸乙胺丁醇、利福喷丁、吡嗪酰胺,治疗组以阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾、左氧氟沙星为主,联合用药同对照组,所有病例疗程均为12个月。结果至疗程结束,对照组痰菌阴转率为52.50%,治疗组痰菌阴转率为75.00%,治疗组痰菌阴转率明显高于对照组(P 0.05)。结论对于耐多药肺结核,用阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合左氧氟沙星治疗利于痰菌阴转和病变吸收好转,药品不良反应低,具有推广价值。

  8. The clinical effect observation of levofloxacin and amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in MDR-TB%左氧氟沙星联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗耐多药肺结核的临床疗效

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    张春; 李俊; 周晓俊; 刘云妹

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of levofloxacin and amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in MDR-TB.Methods 212 cases patients with MDR-TB were randomly divided into observation group and control group ,each of 106 cases.Observation group was treated by levofloxacin and amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium .Control group was treated by levofloxacin .After treatment ,compared the clinical effect ,lesion extent of absorption ,cavity closure case of 2 groups .Results The total efficacy of observation group (95.28%)was higher than that of control group (83.02%),the difference was statisti-cally significant(P<0.05).The focus absorption rate and cavity closure rate of observation group was higher than that of con -trol group,the difference was statistically significant ( P<0.05).Conclusion Levofloxacin and amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in MDR-TB has an good effect ,worthy of clinical application .%目的:探讨左氧氟沙星联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗耐多药肺结核的临床疗效。方法将212例耐多药肺结核患者随机分为观察组和对照组各106例。所有患者均严格给予抗结核化疗,支持治疗和密切护理,观察组给予左氧氟沙星联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗,对照组仅给予左氧氟沙星治疗。治疗后观察2组临床疗效、病灶吸收程度、空洞闭合情况。结果观察组总有效率为95.28%高于对照组的83.02%,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。观察组病灶吸收率、空洞闭合率均高于对照组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论左氧氟沙星联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗耐多药肺结核具有良好的治疗效果,且不增加不良反应事件发生率,值得临床推广应用。

  9. 胸腺肽+阿莫西林克拉维酸钾在耐多药肺结核中的疗效观察%Effect of thymosin and amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium in the treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis

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    姚超; 李孳; 林文红; 刘盛盛; 杨娟; 梅琳; 李霞

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the curative effect of thymosin and amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ( AMC) in the treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis ( MDR-PTB) . Methods 69 cases of MDR-PTB patients were randomly divided into the treatment group ( n=35 ) and the control group ( n=34 ) . The control group received the standard treatment, and the treatment group was given thymosin and amoxicillin/clavulanate potas-sium on the basis of the control group. All patients were treated for 24 months. Results The curative rate was 82. 9% and 58. 8% respectively in the treatment group and the control group (P<0. 05). There was no obvious difference in adverse reaction between the two groups. Conclusion Thymosin and amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium have better curative effect than the standard therapy does in the treatment of MDR-PTB patients, which have good safety and tolerance.%目的:观察胸腺肽+阿莫西林克拉维酸钾在耐多药肺结核患者治疗中的疗效。方法将我院收集到的69例耐多药的肺结核病人,随机的分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组35例,对照组34例。对照组采取耐多药肺结核标准治疗方案,治疗组在对照组基础上加用胸腺肽+阿莫西林克拉维酸钾。所有患者疗程为24个月。结果治疗组和对照组治愈率分别为82.9%及58.8%,两组比较差异有统计学意义( P<0.05);两组不良反应无明显统计学差异。结论胸腺肽+阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合标准抗结核药治疗耐多药肺结核临床疗效明显。

  10. [Gastric Acid].

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    Ruíz Chávez, R

    1996-01-01

    Gastric acid, a product of parietal cells secretion, full fills multiple biological roles which are absolutely necessary to keep corporal homeostasis. The production of the acid depends upon an effector cellular process represented in the first step by histamine, acetilcholine and gastrin, first messengers of the process. These interact with specific receptors than in sequence activate second messengers -cAMP and the calcium-calmodulin system- which afterwards activate a kinase. An specific protein is then phosphorilated by this enzyme, being the crucial factor that starts the production of acid. Finally, a proton bomb, extrudes the acid towards the gastric lumen. The secretion process mentioned above, is progressive lyactivated in three steps, two of which are stimulators -cephalic and gastric phases- and the other one inhibitor or intestinal phase. These stages are started by mental and neurological phenomena -thought, sight, smell or memory-; by food, drugs or other ingested substances; and by products of digestion. Changes in regulation of acid secretion, in the structure of gastro-duodenal mucosal barrier by a wide spectrum of factors and agents including food, drugs and H. pylori, are the basis of acid-peptic disease, entity in which gastric acid plays a fundamental role. From the therapeutic point of view, so at the theoretical as at the practical levels, t is possible to interfere with the secretion of acid by neutralization of some of the steps of the effector cellular process. An adequate knowledge of the basics related to gastric acid, allows to create strategies for the clinical handling of associated pathology, specifically in relation to peptic acid disease in all of the known clinical forms. PMID:12165790

  11. 注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾近红外定量分析通用性模型的建立%Establishment of Universal Quantitative Models for Determination of Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium for Injection Using Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy

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    罗英; 莫卫民; 陈悦; 洪利娅

    2012-01-01

    目的 利用近红外漫反射光谱分析技术和化学计量学的方法对注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾进行无损、快速定量分析.方法 采集26批实验室自制样品和40批不同企业市售样品的近红外漫反射光谱,通过聚类分析确定校正集和验证集,采用偏最小二乘法(PLS)建立定量分析模型.结果 3个定量模型中阿莫西林浓度范围为21.28%~75.57%,克拉维酸浓度范围为2.67%~15.85%,水分范围为0.46 %~15.7%.阿莫西林定量模型的交叉验证均方根误差(RMSECV)和预测均方根误差(RMSEP)分别为1.42%和1.54%;克拉维酸定量模型的RMSECV和RMSEP分别为0.56%和0.71%;水分定量模型的RMSECV和RMSEP分别为0.11%和0.14%.结论 建立的3个非破坏性快速定量分析模型用于不同厂家生产的注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾样品测定是可行的.%OBJECTIVE To develop a near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectroscopic quantitative method for rapid and non-destructive determination of amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium for injection. METHODS Using cluster analysis method, diffuse reflectance spectra of 26 batches of simulated samples and 40 batches of commercial samples from different manufactures were divided into calibration and validation set. The calibration model was developed using partial least squares (PLS) algorithm. RESULTS Three quantitative methods were explored at the concentration ranges of 21.28%-75.57% for amoxicillin, 2.67%—15.85% for clavulanate potassium, 0.46%-15.7% for water. The root mean square errors of cross validation (RMSECV) and the root mean square errors of prediction (RMSEP) were 1.42% and 1.54% for amoxicillin, 0.56% and 0.71% for clavulanate, 0.11% and 0.14% for water, respectively. CONCLUSION Three nondestructive quantitative NIR methods used in this study are applicable for rapid analysis of amoxicillin sodium and clavulanate potassium for injection from different manufactures.

  12. Effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium combined with chymotrypsin on children with acute suppurative tonsillitis%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合糜蛋白酶治疗儿童急性化脓性扁桃体炎疗效观察

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    乔勇; 余霞辉; 邓骥; 邱有波; 罗扬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium combined with chymotrypsin on children with acute suppurative tonsillitis .Methods One hundred and twenty-two children with acute suppurative tonsillitis were randomly di-vided into treatment group ( n =62 ) and control group ( n =60 ) .The treatment group was administrated with amoxicillin and clavu-lanate potassium combined with chymotrypsin while the control group was administrated with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium on -ly.Two groups were treated for 7 to 10 days.The improvement time of main symptom and the clinical effect were compared between the two groups.Results The times of temperature returning to normal ,angina relieve,pharyngeal hyperaemia fading ,swollen tonsils relieve and discharge extinction in the treatment group were significantly shorter than that in the control group ( P<0.05 ) .The total efficiency in the treatment group(96.77%)was significantly higher than that in the control group (85.0%)(P<0.05).There was no significant difference in incidence of adverse reactions between the two groups .Conclusion Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium combined chy-motrypsin can shorten the duration of symptoms and improve the treatment efficiency in the treatment of children with acute suppurative tonsillitis.%目的:探讨阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合糜蛋白酶治疗儿童急性化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效。方法采用随机数字表法将122例化脓性扁桃体炎患儿分为治疗组(62例)和对照组(60例),对照组单用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾,治疗组在此基础上加用糜蛋白酶治疗,疗程均为7~10 d。比较两组治疗后主要症状体征改善时间、总有效率和不良反应。结果治疗组体温恢复正常、咽痛缓解、咽部充血消退、扁桃体肿大减轻、分泌物消退等时间均明显优于对照组,总有效率(96.77%)高于对照组(85.0%),差异均有统计学意义( P<0

  13. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎疗效观察%Clinical Curative Effect of Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium in the Treatment of Children with Suppura-tive Tonsillitis

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    周国珍; 寿淑平

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To analyze the clinical efficacy and safety of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in the treatment of chil-dren with suppurative tonsillitis. Methods:Totally 263 children with suppurative tonsillitis from March 2011 to September 2013 in pe-diatrics were randomly divided into two groups, the control group had 130 cases and the treatment group had 133 cases. All the patients were given conventional treatment, meanwhile, the control group was with intravenous infusion of azithromycin, and the treatment group was orally given amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium dispersible tablets. The clinical efficacy, clinical symptom disappearance time and the incidence of adverse reactions of the two groups were observed. Results:After the treatment, the control group were cured with the total effective rate of 83. 8%, and the treatment group were healed with the total effective rate of 90. 2%. The difference wasn't sig-nificant (P>0. 05). Orally used amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium was more economic and convenient, which could reduce the drug-resistance as well. There was no significant difference in the effects on fever, purulent and the white blood cell between the two groups, and no significant adverse reactions showed in both groups. Conclusion:Orally used amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ex-hibits obvious therapeutic effect on infantile suppurative tonsillitis, which can effectively improve the clinical symptoms without obvious adverse reactions, and it is worthy of clinical use.%目的:探讨阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾治疗小儿化脓性扁桃体炎的临床疗效及安全性。方法:化脓性扁桃体炎患儿263例随机分为对照组130例和观察组133例。对照组给予阿奇霉素10 mg·kg-1·d-1,ivd;观察组给予口服阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾分散片。两组均连续治疗3~9d。观察并比较两组临床疗效、临床症状消失时间及不良反应发生情况。结果:治疗后,对照组总有效率为83.8%,

  14. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾序贯疗法和静脉滴注治疗老年慢性支气管炎急性发作的药物经济学评价%Pharmacoeconomic evaluation on the sequential therapy with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium on chronic brochitis acute in the elderly

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    姜杰; 邵志伟; 李小东

    2011-01-01

    Aim To evaluate the economic effects of amoxicillin clavulanic potassium of different dosing for the same disease. Methods 77 patients with acute chronic brochitis were randomly divided into 2 groups with gmoxicillin clavulanic potassium of different dosing and evaluated with the pharmacoeconomic cost effectiveness analysis. Results The effective rates of the two groups( A,B )were 87.2% and 89.5%, respectively( P > 0.05 ). Costs were 460.88 yuan and 719.18 yuan, respectively( P < 0.05 ). Conclusion From pharmacoeco nomics perspective,the group A scheme was better.%目的 探讨阿莫西林克拉维酸钾的不同给药方案治疗相同疾病的经济效果.方法 选择77例老年慢性支气管炎急性发作患者,随机分为两组,分别用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾的不同给药方案治疗,运用药物经济学的最小成本分析进行评价.结果 A、B组有效率分别为87.2%、89.5%(P>0.05),成本分别为460.88元、719.18元(P<0.05).结论 从药物经济学角度分析,A组方案较佳.

  15. Stearic Acid

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    Young, Jay A.

    2004-01-01

    A chemical laboratory information profile (CLIP) is presented for the chemical, stearic acid. The profile lists the chemical's physical and harmful characteristics, exposure limits, and symptoms of major exposure, for the benefit of teachers and students, who use the chemical in the laboratory.

  16. Perfluorooctanoic acid

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    P. de Voogt

    2014-01-01

    Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, 335-67-1) is used in fluoropolymer production and firefighting foams and persists in the environment. Human exposure to PFOA is mostly through the diet. PFOA primarily affects the liver and can cause developmental and reproductive toxic effects in test animals.

  17. Observation of clinical efficacy of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium injection combined with compound danshen injection in treatment of community acquired pneumonia%注射用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合复方丹参注射液治疗社区获得性肺炎临床疗效观察

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    郁殿明

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察注射用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合丹参注射液治疗社区获得性肺炎的临床疗效。方法选取我院2013年1月~2014年5月期间收治的社区获得性肺炎患者80例,随机分成治疗组和对照组各40例,治疗组采用注射用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合复方丹参注射液静滴,对照组单独应用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾静滴,两组患者均连续静脉用药7d。于疗程结束后1周评价疗效,分别比较两组患者的临床表现,包括体温改变、咳嗽的变化及肺部体征的变化,并进行胸片及血常规检查,同时记录不良反应发生情况及症状消退的时间,对比分析两组的临床效果和用药安全性。结果治疗组总有效率92.50%,明显高于对照组的72.50%,两组患者退热时间方面无显著差异,但治疗组咳嗽消失时间、X线改变恢复正常平均时间及白细胞恢复正常时间均明显短于对照组,差异有统计学意义。结论使用注射用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合复方丹参注射液治疗社区获得性肺炎较单独应用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾可以明显缩短疗程,提高疗效,有一定的临床借鉴意义。%Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium injection combined with compound danshen injection in treatment of community acquired pneumonia. Methods Eighty patients with community acquired pneumonia treated in our hospital from January 2013 to May 2014 were selected and randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group, with 40 patients in each group. The treatment group received amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium injection combined with compound danshen injection and the control group received the intra-venous infusion of single amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Both groups received intravenous medication for 7 continuous days. The efficacy was evaluated one week after the end of treatment. Clinical

  18. Acute kidney injury due to single time overdosage intravenous infusion of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium:report of 2 cases%单次超剂量静脉滴注阿莫西林克拉维酸钾致急性肾损伤2例

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    李心蕾; 唐红波; 冯欣

    2016-01-01

    Two female patients who aged 42 and 33 years with adenomyosis and hysteromyoma, respectively were hospitalized for surgical treatment. They had not history of kidney disease. They developed the symptoms of nausea,vomit,hematuresis,hypourocrinia,and slight puffy swelling after the second and fourth times of IV infusion of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 2. 4 g,respectively. Laboratory examination showed the increase of serum creatinine( Scr)and urea nitrogen( BUN)( case 1:Scr 423μmol/ L,BUN 7. 2 mmol/ L;case 2:Scr 443 μmol/ L,BUN 6. 8 mmol/ L). Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium were stopped to use in both patients immediately and symptomatic treatments which included those for relieving vomiting,hemostasis,diuresis,and fluid infusion were given to them. The two patients were transferred to another hospital' s nephrology department for hemodialysis on day 5 and 3 of receiving amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium,respectively. The two patients' urine volume,levels of Scr and BUN were returned to normal on day 18 and 20 after transferring,respectively(case 1:Scr 49 μmol/ L,BUN 4. 1 mmol/ L;case 2:Scr 55 μmol/ L,BUN 5. 1mmol/ L).%2例女性患者(年龄分别为42和33岁)分别因子宫腺肌症和子宫肌瘤入院手术治疗,均无肾病史,分别于第2和第4次静脉滴注阿莫西林克拉维酸钾2.4 g 后出现恶心、呕吐、血尿、尿量减少、轻度水肿等症状,实验室检查示 Scr 和 BUN 异常(例1:Scr 423μmol/ L,BUN 7.2 mmol/ L;例2:Scr 443μmol/ L,BUN 6.8 mmol/ L)。2例患者均立即停用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾,接受止吐、止血、利尿和补液等对症治疗,并分别于用药后第5和第3天转外院肾内科进行血液透析。2例患者的尿量、Scr和 BUN 分别于转院后第18和第20天恢复正常(例1:Scr 49μmol/ L,BUN 4.1 mmol/ L;例2:Scr 55μmol/ L,BUN 5.1 mmol/ L)。

  19. Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts

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    Kiely, Donald E; Hash, Kirk R; Kramer-Presta, Kylie; Smith, Tyler N

    2015-02-24

    Compositions which inhibit corrosion and alter the physical properties of concrete (admixtures) are prepared from salt mixtures of hydroxycarboxylic acids, carboxylic acids, and nitric acid. The salt mixtures are prepared by neutralizing acid product mixtures from the oxidation of polyols using nitric acid and oxygen as the oxidizing agents. Nitric acid is removed from the hydroxycarboxylic acids by evaporation and diffusion dialysis.

  20. 克拉维酸生产中废乙酸乙酯的紫外扫描评价方法及树脂处理%Ultraviolet scanning evaluation and treatment of waste ethyl acetate in clavulanate production by resins

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    靳孝庆; 祁伟力; 曹广祥; 张晓晓; 张贵民

    2011-01-01

    建立克拉维酸生产中废乙酸乙酯的快捷评价方法.采用紫外吸收扫描,以吸收面积作为评价指标,全面评价废乙酸乙酯中的杂质残留.选用不同的树脂吸附处理废乙酸乙酯.结果表明:废乙酸乙酯经FPA90Cl树脂吸附处理后,紫外吸收面积最小,仅有225.601±5.499,残留的杂质最少.经条件优化后,批处理量为60m3废乙酸乙酯的树脂用于克拉维酸生产,产品质量与新乙酸乙酯生产的产品质量相近.使用树脂处理废乙酸乙酯可减轻乙酸乙酯蒸馏回收和环保的压力,降低生产成本,具有良好的经济效益和环境效益.%An evaluation method was established for waste ethyl acetate in clavulanate production by ultraviolet scanning using absorption area as evaluation index. The method was convenient and efficient, and had high accuracy. Different resins were used for the treatment of waste ethyl acetate. The result showed that FPA90C1 was the best resin of minimum residual impurity, with absorption peak area of 225. 601 ± 5. 499. Waste ethyl acetate(60 m3) treated by FPA90C1 under the optimized conditions was used for clavulanate production, and the product quality was similar to that produced by fresh ethyl acetate. Treatment of waste ethyl acetate by resin could decrease distillation recovery of ethyl acetate and reduce production cost, thus it had economical benefit and environmental benefit.

  1. Hydrofluoric acid poisoning

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    Fluorhydric acid ... stomach, or intestine have holes (perforations) from the acid. ... Hydrofluoric acid is especially dangerous. The most common accidents involving hydrofluoric acid cause severe burns on the skin ...

  2. Role of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium in Treatment of Community-acquired Pneumonia%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾复方制剂在社区获得性肺炎治疗中的作用

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    唐晓燕

    2012-01-01

    Community - acquired pneumonia ( CAP) is a common infectious disease. Its resistance has become increasingly prominent in long—term clinical course of medication. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium has been recognized gradually due to its significant effect on CAP. Different matching dosage regimen has different antimicrobial efficacy. This paper gives 2 best matching dosage regimens by clinical trials.%社区获得性肺炎(CAP)是临床常见的感染性疾病,在长期临床用药过程中,CAP的耐药性问题日益突出,阿莫西林克拉维酸钾复方制剂在CAP中的治疗地位由于其疗效显著而逐渐被肯定.阿莫西林克拉维酸钾复方制剂不同配比的给药方案抗菌疗效也不尽相同,本研究通过临床实验也给出了两者最佳配比.

  3. 热毒宁注射液联合阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾治疗小儿支气管肺炎的临床观察%Clinical observation of Re Du Ning injection combined with amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium in the treatment of children bronchial pneumonia

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    范勇; 杨永莲; 宋雷

    2014-01-01

    目的:分析并探讨热毒宁注射液联合阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾治疗小儿支气管肺炎的临床观察。方法:2011年5月-2014年5月收治小儿支气管肺炎患者100例,将其随机分为观察组与对照组,每组50例。观察组给予热毒宁注射液联合阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾进行治疗,对照组仅给予阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾治疗,观察两组临床效果及症状消失时间。结果:观察组显效27例,有效21例,无效2例,有效率96.00%;对照组显效21例,有效22例,无效7例,有效率86.00%,观察组治疗有效率明显高于对照组,经统计学处理,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。观察组体温恢复正常时间(2.32±0.45)d,咳嗽消失时间(3.21±1.32)d,啰音消失时间(3.58±1.66)d;对照组体温恢复正常时间(4.23±0.78) d,咳嗽消失时间(5.23±1.65)d,啰音消失时间(6.03±1.67)d,观察组临床症状消失时间明显短于对照组,经统计学处理,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:热毒宁注射液联合阿莫西林-克拉维酸钾治疗小儿支气管肺炎临床效果显著,值得推广。%Objective:To analyze and explore the clinical observation of Re Du Ning injection combined with amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium in the treatment of children bronchial pneumonia.Methods:100 cases with children bronchial pneumonia were selected from May 2011 to May 2014.They were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 50 cases in each.The observation group were given Re Du Ning injection combined with amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium treatment.The control group were only given amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium treatment.The clinical effect and the symptoms disappear time were observed.Results:In the observation group,27 cases were significantly effective;21 cases were effective;2 cases were invalid;the treatment effective rate was 96.00%.In the control group,21 cases were significantly

  4. Understanding Acid Rain

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    Damonte, Kathleen

    2004-01-01

    The term acid rain describes rain, snow, or fog that is more acidic than normal precipitation. To understand what acid rain is, it is first necessary to know what an acid is. Acids can be defined as substances that produce hydrogen ions (H+), when dissolved in water. Scientists indicate how acidic a substance is by a set of numbers called the pH…

  5. Okadaic acid

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    Danielsen, E Michael; Hansen, Gert H; Severinsen, Mai C K

    2014-01-01

    was studied at the electron microscopic level using the membrane-impermeable marker Ruthenium Red (RR). Like FM dye, RR was taken up into TWEEs and multivesicular bodies (MVBs). However, OA induced the formation of a large number of lamellar bodies (LBs), a type of lysosome-related organelles. LBs...... hyper protein phosphorylation, but no detectable loss of cell polarity or cytoskeletal integrity of the enterocytes. Using a fluorescent membrane marker, FM dye, endocytosis from the brush border was affected by the toxin. Although constitutive uptake into subapical terminal web-localized early...... in acidic organelles, implying a different toxic mechanism of action. We propose that rapid induction of LBs, an indicator of phospholipidosis, should be included in the future toxicity profile of OA....

  6. Dehydroabietic acid

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    Xiao-Ping Rao

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The title compound [systematic name: (1R,4aS,10aR-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9,10,10a-octahydrophenanthrene-1-carboxylic acid], C20H28O2, has been isolated from disproportionated rosin which is obtained by isomerizing gum rosin with a Pd-C catalyst.. Two crystallographically independent molecules exist in the asymmetric unit. In each molecule, there are three six-membered rings, which adopt planar, half-chair and chair conformations. The two cyclohexane rings form a trans ring junction with the two methyl groups in axial positions. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  7. The comparative analysis on the curative effect of amoxicillin clavulanate combined with compound pholcodine syrup for children with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection%阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合复方福尔可定治疗小儿急性细菌性上呼吸道感染的临床疗效随机对照分析

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    王冰; 徐洁; 唐新业; 姚红兵

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect of amoxicillin clavulanate combined with compound phol-codine syrup for children with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.Methods One hundred and sixty chil-dren with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection were chosen,and divided into treatment group(80 cases) and control group(80 cases)randomly.Amoxicillin clavulanic(7∶1)combined with compound pholcodine syrup were enrolled in the treatment group,while amoxicillin clavulanic(7∶1)combined with lung cough syrup were in the con-trol group.The bacterial clearance rate,oral secretory SIgA and total effective rate were compared before and after the treatment for 7 days.Results There was no significant difference in the bacterial clearance rate in the two groups (P >0.05).The oral secretory SigA increased after treatment comparing with that before treatment(P 0.05)in the control one.The total effective rate in the treatment group was higher than that in the control one(93.75% vs.86.25%)(P <0.05).No serious side effect occurred in the two groups.Conclusion It has significant effect using amoxicillin clavulanic combined with compound pholcodine syrup in treatment of pediatric acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.%目的:观察阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂联合复方福尔可定治疗小儿急性细菌性上呼吸道感染的临床疗效。方法选择急性细菌性上呼吸道感染患儿160例,分为治疗组(80例)和对照组(80例),治疗组选用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(7∶1)+复方福尔可定口服溶液,对照组选用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(7∶1)+肺力咳糖浆。治疗疗程均为7 d,比较治疗前后两组细菌清除率、口腔分泌性 SIgA 和总有效率。结果细菌清除率两组差异无统计学意义(P >0.05),治疗后实验组患儿口腔分泌性 SIgA 较治疗前有升高(P <0.05),而对照组

  8. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合复方福尔可定治疗小儿急性细菌性上呼吸道感染的临床疗效随机对照分析%The comparative analysis on the curative effect of amoxicillin clavulanate combined with compound pholcodine syrup for children with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection

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    王冰; 徐洁; 唐新业; 姚红兵

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂联合复方福尔可定治疗小儿急性细菌性上呼吸道感染的临床疗效。方法选择急性细菌性上呼吸道感染患儿160例,分为治疗组(80例)和对照组(80例),治疗组选用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(7∶1)+复方福尔可定口服溶液,对照组选用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂(7∶1)+肺力咳糖浆。治疗疗程均为7 d,比较治疗前后两组细菌清除率、口腔分泌性 SIgA 和总有效率。结果细菌清除率两组差异无统计学意义(P >0.05),治疗后实验组患儿口腔分泌性 SIgA 较治疗前有升高(P <0.05),而对照组差异无统计学意义(P >0.05),治疗组总有效率93.75%。显著高于对照组86.25%(P <0.05),两组患儿均无严重的不良反应发生。结论阿莫西林克拉维酸钾干混悬剂联合复方福尔可定治疗小儿急性细菌性上呼吸道感染疗效显著。%Objective To observe the curative effect of amoxicillin clavulanate combined with compound phol-codine syrup for children with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.Methods One hundred and sixty chil-dren with acute bacterial upper respiratory tract infection were chosen,and divided into treatment group(80 cases) and control group(80 cases)randomly.Amoxicillin clavulanic(7∶1)combined with compound pholcodine syrup were enrolled in the treatment group,while amoxicillin clavulanic(7∶1)combined with lung cough syrup were in the con-trol group.The bacterial clearance rate,oral secretory SIgA and total effective rate were compared before and after the treatment for 7 days.Results There was no significant difference in the bacterial clearance rate in the two groups (P >0.05).The oral secretory SigA increased after treatment comparing with that before treatment(P 0.05)in the control one.The total effective rate in the treatment group was higher than that

  9. Retarded acid emulsion

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    Fast, C.R.; Rixe, F.H.; Duffield, E.L. Jr.

    1972-08-01

    Compositions for use in acidizing hydrocarbon-bearing formations are described. Retarded acid emulsions of prolonged stability make it possible for the acid in this form to be displaced substantial distances out into the formation before becoming spent. The action of acid emulsions for use in acidizing hydrocarbon-bearing formations is prolonged by employing as the principal emulsifying agent an amine salt of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid. Acid emulsions employing the amine salt of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid exhibit greater stability than those employing the free acid. (8 claims)

  10. Acid Lipase Disease

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    ... Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS NINDS Acid Lipase Disease Information Page Synonym(s): Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease, ... Related NINDS Publications and Information What is Acid Lipase Disease ? Acid lipase disease or deficiency occurs when ...

  11. Plasma amino acids

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    Amino acids blood test ... types of methods used to determine the individual amino acid levels in the blood. ... test is done to measure the level of amino acids in the blood. An increased level of a ...

  12. POLYELEOSTEARIC ACID VESICLES

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    LI Zichen; XIE Ximng; FAN Qinghua; FANG Yifei

    1992-01-01

    α-Eleostearic acid and β-eleostearic acid formed vesicles in aqueous medium when an ethanol solutionofeleostearic acid was injected rapidly into a vigorously vortexed aqueous phase. Formation of the vesicles was demonstrated by electron microscopic observation and bromothymol blue encapsulation experiments. Polymerizations of the eleostearic acids in the formed vesicles carried out by UV irradiation produced poly-α-eleostearic acid and poly-β-eleostearic acid vesicles.

  13. Acid distribution in phosphoric acid fuel cells

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    Okae, I.; Seya, A.; Umemoto, M. [Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Chiba (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    Electrolyte acid distribution among each component of a cell is determined by capillary force when the cell is not in operation, but the distribution under the current load conditions had not been clear so far. Since the loss of electrolyte acid during operation is inevitable, it is necessary to store enough amount of acid in every cell. But it must be under the level of which the acid disturbs the diffusion of reactive gases. Accordingly to know the actual acid distribution during operation in a cell is very important. In this report, we carried out experiments to clarify the distribution using small single cells.

  14. 阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合常规抗结核药治疗耐多药肺结核的疗效观察%Observation of Amoxycillin/Clavulanate Potassium Combined with Conventional Anti-TB Drugs in Treatment of Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis

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    郭蕊; 焦雪峰; 陈爽; 罗琳

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE:To probe into the clinical efficacy and adverse drug reaction of amoxycillin /clavulanate potassium combined with conventional anti-TB drugs in treatment of multidrug resistance tuberculosis ( MDR-TB ) . METHODS:205 MDR-TB patients were divided into treatment group (103 patients) and control group (102 patients) by random number table .The control group was given amoxycillin , ethambutol , isoniazid aminosalicylate , rifapentine and levofloxacin , the observation group received amoxycillin/clavulanate potassiumthe based on the same treatment regimen of the control group .The treatment course of 2 groups was 12 months.The changes of sputum negative conversion, focal absorption, cavity, the improved clinical symptoms and negative ADR consequences were closely observed in two groups .RESULTS:After the treatment of 3 months, there was no statistically significant difference of the sputum negative conversion rate in 2 groups ( P>0.05 ) .In the treatment group , the sputum negative rate at the sixth, ninth and twelfth month were respectively 68.93%(71/103), 74.76%(77/103) and 81.55%(84/103), which was significantly higher than that in the control group 50.98%( 52/102 )、55.88%( 57/102 ) and 60.78%(62/102) respectively, with statistically significant difference ( P >0.05).At the end of the treatment, the focal absorption rate of treatment group and control group was respectively 88.35%(91/103) and 66.67%(68/102), the cavity closure rate of treatment group and control group were respectively 84.47%(87/103) and 64.71%(66/102);the above-mentioned indexes in the treatment group were all significantly better than that in the control group , with significant difference ( P<0.05 ) .CONCLUSIONS:It is safe and effective to use amoxycillin/clavulanate potassium in the treatment of MDR-TB, but still have few significant advantages in the short-term efficacy.%目的:探讨阿莫西林/克拉维酸钾联合常规抗结核药治疗耐多药肺结核( multidrug

  15. Effect observation of Shufeng Jiedu capsule combined with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in the treamtent of mild pediatric pneumonia%疏风解毒胶囊联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗轻度小儿肺炎的效果观察

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    邹美英

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of Shufeng Jiedu capsule combined with amoxicillin and clavu-lanate potassium in the treatment of mild pediatric pneumonia. Methods From February 2013 to December 2014,120 cases with mild pediatric pneumonia were randomly divided into control group and treatment group according to medi-cal order.Control group was orally given amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium,at the same time,treatment group was al-so orally given Shufeng Jiedu capsule,the course of treatment lasted for 7 days.According to patients’disease condition, symptomatic therapy such as abatement of fever,relieving a cough and so on were performed.Treatment effect,time of a-batement of fever and recovery time of cough was observed in two groups respectively. Results The total effective rate in treatment group was 96.7%,and the total effective rate in control group was 86.7%,and there was a statistical differ-ence compared between two groups (P<0.05);time of abatement of fever in treatment group was (2.7±1.2) d,and the time was (3.9±1.7) d in control group;diapperaing time of cough was (4.2±1.5) d,and the time was (5.9±1.3) d;diapperaing time of lung rale was (5.7±1.8)d in treatment group and (7.3±2.1) d in control group,and there was a statistical differ-ence of above-mentioned indexes between two groups (P<0.05).No significant adverse reaction was detected during treatment in both groups. Conclusion Shufeng Jiedu capsule combined with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in the treatment of mild pediatric pneumonia is able to shorten the course of disease,accelerate children patients’recovery and improve the treatment effect.%目的:观察疏风解毒胶囊联合阿莫西林克拉维酸钾治疗轻度小儿肺炎的临床效果。方法2013年2月~2014年12月,将120例轻度小儿肺炎患儿按就诊时间随机分为对照组、治疗组,对照组予以阿莫西林克拉维酸钾口服,治疗组同时予以疏风解毒胶囊口服,疗程为7d。

  16. 阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合化学药物治疗初治涂阳肺结核的临床观察%Clinical observation of Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium combined with chemotherapy in treating new pulmonary tuberculosis

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    宋琳琳; 甄秀霞; 王宗华; 杜亚文; 钱波

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the efficacy and adverse reaction of Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium in treating new smear positive tuberculosis (TB).Methods One hundred and nine new smear positive pulmonary TB patients were randomly divided into treatment group,who received Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium + 2HRZE/4HR (58 cases ) and control group,who received 2HRZE/4HR(51 cases).Results The sputum negative conversion rate at the third week,the first and second month were 44.8%,62.0%,89.7% in the treatment group and 25.5%,41.2%,76% in the control group respectively,at the second month chest radiography showed the resolution of pulmonary lesions in the treatment group and control group were 37.9% and 19.6% respectively,with cavity closure rate of 65.5% in the treatment group and 38.7% in the control group,at third week,the clinical symptoms such as cough,fever,fatigue disappeared at the levels of 48.3%,71.4%,59.3% in the treatment group and 25.5%,50.0%,40.0% in the control group (P <0.05),there was no drug adverse reaction in the treatment group,there was no significant difference in the sputum positive conversion rate at the 6,12 month after treatment between the treatment group and the control group (P > 0.05 ).Conclusions Amoxicillin Sodium and Clavulanate Potassium combined with chemotherapy shortens the time of sputum negative conversion,the resolution of pulmonary lesions and the improvement of clinical symptoms.The drug adverse reaction is little.It is a fairly good immune drug for TB treatment and is worth to be recommended.%目的 观察阿莫西林克拉维酸钾联合抗结核药物治疗初治涂阳肺结核患者的临床疗效和不良反应.方法 将109例初治涂阳肺结核患者随机分为治疗组与对照组两组,治疗组58例采用阿莫西林克拉维酸钾+2HREZ/4HR,对照组51例采用2HREZ/4HR.结果 治疗3周、1个月、2个月痰菌阴转率治疗组分别为44.8%、62.0%、89.7

  17. Resistance to Cefepime and Cefpirome Due to a 4-Amino-Acid Deletion in the Chromosome-Encoded AmpC β-Lactamase of a Serratia marcescens Clinical Isolate

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    Mammeri, Hedi; Poirel, Laurent; Bemer, Pascal; Drugeon, Henri; Nordmann, Patrice

    2004-01-01

    A multiresistant Serratia marcescens strain, HD, isolated from a patient with a urinary tract infection, was resistant to amino-, carboxy-, and ureidopenicillins, ceftazidime, and cefepime and was susceptible to cefotaxime and ceftriaxone, according to the guidelines of the NCCLS. No synergy was found between expanded-spectrum cephalosporins and clavulanic acid, according to the double-disk synergy test. The blaAmpC gene of the strain was amplified by PCR and cloned into Escherichia coli DH10B, giving rise to high-level resistance to ceftazidime, cefepime, and cefpirome. Sequencing analysis revealed that the blaAmpC gene from S. marcescens HD had a 12-nucleotide deletion compared to the blaAmpC gene from reference strain S. marcescens S3, leading to a 4-amino-acid deletion located in the H-10 helix of the β-lactamase. Kinetic analysis showed that this enzyme significantly hydrolyzed ceftazidime, cefepime, and cefpirome. This work underlined that resistance to the latest expanded-spectrum cephalosporins may be mediated by structurally modified AmpC-type β-lactamases. PMID:14982755

  18. Resistance to cefepime and cefpirome due to a 4-amino-acid deletion in the chromosome-encoded AmpC beta-lactamase of a Serratia marcescens clinical isolate.

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    Mammeri, Hedi; Poirel, Laurent; Bemer, Pascal; Drugeon, Henri; Nordmann, Patrice

    2004-03-01

    A multiresistant Serratia marcescens strain, HD, isolated from a patient with a urinary tract infection, was resistant to amino-, carboxy-, and ureidopenicillins, ceftazidime, and cefepime and was susceptible to cefotaxime and ceftriaxone, according to the guidelines of the NCCLS. No synergy was found between expanded-spectrum cephalosporins and clavulanic acid, according to the double-disk synergy test. The bla(AmpC) gene of the strain was amplified by PCR and cloned into Escherichia coli DH10B, giving rise to high-level resistance to ceftazidime, cefepime, and cefpirome. Sequencing analysis revealed that the bla(AmpC) gene from S. marcescens HD had a 12-nucleotide deletion compared to the bla(AmpC) gene from reference strain S. marcescens S3, leading to a 4-amino-acid deletion located in the H-10 helix of the beta-lactamase. Kinetic analysis showed that this enzyme significantly hydrolyzed ceftazidime, cefepime, and cefpirome. This work underlined that resistance to the latest expanded-spectrum cephalosporins may be mediated by structurally modified AmpC-type beta-lactamases.

  19. Acid Thunder: Acid Rain and Ancient Mesoamerica

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    Kahl, Jonathan D. W.; Berg, Craig A.

    2006-01-01

    Much of Mesoamerica's rich cultural heritage is slowly eroding because of acid rain. Just as water dissolves an Alka-Seltzer tablet, acid rain erodes the limestone surfaces of Mexican archaeological sites at a rate of about one-half millimeter per century (Bravo et al. 2003). A half-millimeter may not seem like much, but at this pace, a few…

  20. Acid Deposition Phenomena

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    Acid deposition, commonly known as acid rain, occurs when emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels and other industrial processes undergo complex chemical reactions in the atmosphere and fall to the earth as wet deposition (rain, snow, cloud, fog) or dry deposition (dry particles, gas). Rain and snow are already naturally acidic, but are only considered problematic when less than a ph of 5.0 The main chemical precursors leading to acidic conditions are atmospheric concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). When these two compounds react with water, oxygen, and sunlight in the atmosphere, the result is sulfuric (H2SO4) and nitric acids (HNO3), the primary agents of acid deposition which mainly produced from the combustion of fossil fuel and from petroleum refinery. Airborne chemicals can travel long distances from their sources and can therefore affect ecosystems over broad regional scales and in locations far from the sources of emissions. According to the concern of petroleum ministry with the environment and occupational health, in this paper we will discussed the acid deposition phenomena through the following: Types of acidic deposition and its components in the atmosphere Natural and man-made sources of compounds causing the acidic deposition. Chemical reactions causing the acidic deposition phenomenon in the atmosphere. Factors affecting level of acidic deposition in the atmosphere. Impact of acid deposition. Procedures for acidic deposition control in petroleum industry

  1. Plasma amino acids

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    Plasma amino acids is a screening test done on infants that looks at the amounts of amino ... Laboratory error High or low amounts of individual plasma amino acids must be considered with other information. ...

  2. 78 FR 20029 - Castor Oil, Polymer With Adipic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid and Ricinoleic Acid; Tolerance...

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    2013-04-03

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 Castor Oil, Polymer With Adipic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid and Ricinoleic...: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of castor oil... residues of castor oil, polymer with adipic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and ricinoleic acid on food...

  3. The Acid Rain Reader.

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    Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

    A topic which is often not sufficiently dealt with in elementary school textbooks is acid rain. This student text is designed to supplement classroom materials on the topic. Discussed are: (1) "Rain"; (2) "Water Cycle"; (3) "Fossil Fuels"; (4) "Air Pollution"; (5) "Superstacks"; (6) "Acid/Neutral/Bases"; (7) "pH Scale"; (8) "Acid Rain"; (9)…

  4. Acid Rain Study Guide.

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    Hunger, Carolyn; And Others

    Acid rain is a complex, worldwide environmental problem. This study guide is intended to aid teachers of grades 4-12 to help their students understand what acid rain is, why it is a problem, and what possible solutions exist. The document contains specific sections on: (1) the various terms used in conjunction with acid rain (such as acid…

  5. Azetidinic amino acids

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    Bräuner-Osborne, Hans; Bunch, Lennart; Chopin, Nathalie;

    2005-01-01

    A set of ten azetidinic amino acids, that can be envisioned as C-4 alkyl substituted analogues of trans-2-carboxyazetidine-3-acetic acid (t-CAA) and/or conformationally constrained analogues of (R)- or (S)-glutamic acid (Glu) have been synthesized in a diastereo- and enantiomerically pure form fr...

  6. Immunoglobulin and fatty acids

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    2009-01-01

    The present invention relates to a composition comprising 0.1-10 w/w % immunoglobulin (Ig), 4-14 w/w % saturated fatty acids, 4-14 w/w % mono-unsaturated fatty acids and 0-5 w/w % poly-unsaturated fatty acids, wherein the weight percentages are based on the content of dry matter in the composition...

  7. Cleavage of nucleic acids

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    Prudent, James R.; Hall, Jeff G.; Lyamichev, Victor I.; Brow, Mary Ann D.; Dahlberg, James E.

    2000-01-01

    The present invention relates to means for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences, as well as variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention also relates to methods for forming a nucleic acid cleavage structure on a target sequence and cleaving the nucleic acid cleavage structure in a site-specific manner. The structure-specific nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave the target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.

  8. Acidizing carbonate reservoirs with chlorocarboxylic acid salt solutions

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    Richardson, E.A.; Scheuerman, R.F.; Templeton, C.C.

    1978-10-31

    A carbonate reservoir is acidized slowly by injecting an aqueous solution of a chlorocarboxylic acid salt so that the rate of the acidization is limited to the rate at which an acid is formed by the hydrolyzing of the chlorocarboxylate ions. The rate at which a chlorocarboxylic acid salt hydrolyzes to form an acid provides the desired rate of acid-release. A more complete acid-base reaction by chloroacetic acid, as compared to formic, acetic, and proprionic, is due to its being a much stronger acid. The pKa of chloroacetic acid is 2.86, whereas that of formic acid is 3.75, and that of acetic acid is 4.75. The pKa of a solution of a weak acid is the pH exhibited when the concentration of undissociated acid equals the concentration of the acid anion. 14 claims.

  9. Acidic Ionic Liquids.

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    Amarasekara, Ananda S

    2016-05-25

    Ionic liquid with acidic properties is an important branch in the wide ionic liquid field and the aim of this article is to cover all aspects of these acidic ionic liquids, especially focusing on the developments in the last four years. The structural diversity and synthesis of acidic ionic liquids are discussed in the introduction sections of this review. In addition, an unambiguous classification system for various types of acidic ionic liquids is presented in the introduction. The physical properties including acidity, thermo-physical properties, ionic conductivity, spectroscopy, and computational studies on acidic ionic liquids are covered in the next sections. The final section provides a comprehensive review on applications of acidic ionic liquids in a wide array of fields including catalysis, CO2 fixation, ionogel, electrolyte, fuel-cell, membrane, biomass processing, biodiesel synthesis, desulfurization of gasoline/diesel, metal processing, and metal electrodeposition. PMID:27175515

  10. Acidic Ionic Liquids.

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    Amarasekara, Ananda S

    2016-05-25

    Ionic liquid with acidic properties is an important branch in the wide ionic liquid field and the aim of this article is to cover all aspects of these acidic ionic liquids, especially focusing on the developments in the last four years. The structural diversity and synthesis of acidic ionic liquids are discussed in the introduction sections of this review. In addition, an unambiguous classification system for various types of acidic ionic liquids is presented in the introduction. The physical properties including acidity, thermo-physical properties, ionic conductivity, spectroscopy, and computational studies on acidic ionic liquids are covered in the next sections. The final section provides a comprehensive review on applications of acidic ionic liquids in a wide array of fields including catalysis, CO2 fixation, ionogel, electrolyte, fuel-cell, membrane, biomass processing, biodiesel synthesis, desulfurization of gasoline/diesel, metal processing, and metal electrodeposition.

  11. Clinical Observation of Children Resuqing Oral Liquid Combined with Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium for Injection in the Treatment of Acute Suppurative Tonsillitis%小儿热速清口服液联合注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾治疗急性化脓性扁桃体炎的临床观察

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    张顺辰; 张红新

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察小儿热速清口服液治疗急性化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效和安全性。方法:112例急性化脓性扁桃体炎患儿随机均分为对照组和观察组。对照组患儿给予注射用阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾30 mg/kg,每日2次;观察组患儿在对照组治疗的基础上给予小儿热速清口服液<1岁,1/4~1/2袋;1~3岁,1/2~1袋;3~7岁,1~1.5袋;7~12岁,1.5~2袋;每日均为3~4次。两组患儿疗程均为5 d。观察两组患儿的临床疗效,平均退热时间和咽痛消失时间、白细胞计数(WBC)、C反应蛋白(CRP)水平,治疗前后CD4+/CD3+、CD4+/CD8+、CD8+/CD3+比值及不良反应发生情况。结果:观察组患儿总有效率显著高于对照组,平均退热时间、咽痛消失时间均显著短于对照组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗后,两组患儿WBC、CRP水平均显著低于同组治疗前,且观察组低于对照组,CD4+/CD3+显著高于同组治疗前,且观察组高于对照组,观察组CD4+/CD8+显著高于同组治疗前及对照组,对照组CD8+/CD3+显著高于同组治疗前,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);但观察组治疗前后CD8+/CD3+比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。两组患儿不良反应发生率比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论:在阿莫西林钠克拉维酸钾的基础上加用小儿热速清口服液治疗急性化脓性扁桃体炎的疗效和安全性均较好。%OBJECTIVE:To observe the efficacy and safety of Children resuqing oral lipid in the treatment of acute suppurative tonsillitis. METHODS:112 children with acute suppurative tonsillitis were randomly divided into control group and observation group. Control group was treated with Amoxicillin clavulanate potassium for injection 30 mg/kg,twice a day;based on the treat-ment of control group,observation group was treated with Children resuqing oral lipid,1/4-1/2 bag for 0

  12. Microorganisms for producing organic acids

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    Pfleger, Brian Frederick; Begemann, Matthew Brett

    2014-09-30

    Organic acid-producing microorganisms and methods of using same. The organic acid-producing microorganisms comprise modifications that reduce or ablate AcsA activity or AcsA homolog activity. The modifications increase tolerance of the microorganisms to such organic acids as 3-hydroxypropionic acid, acrylic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid, and others. Further modifications to the microorganisms increase production of such organic acids as 3-hydroxypropionic acid, lactate, and others. Methods of producing such organic acids as 3-hydroxypropionic acid, lactate, and others with the modified microorganisms are provided. Methods of using acsA or homologs thereof as counter-selectable markers are also provided.

  13. Acid-Base Homeostasis.

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    Hamm, L Lee; Nakhoul, Nazih; Hering-Smith, Kathleen S

    2015-12-01

    Acid-base homeostasis and pH regulation are critical for both normal physiology and cell metabolism and function. The importance of this regulation is evidenced by a variety of physiologic derangements that occur when plasma pH is either high or low. The kidneys have the predominant role in regulating the systemic bicarbonate concentration and hence, the metabolic component of acid-base balance. This function of the kidneys has two components: reabsorption of virtually all of the filtered HCO3(-) and production of new bicarbonate to replace that consumed by normal or pathologic acids. This production or generation of new HCO3(-) is done by net acid excretion. Under normal conditions, approximately one-third to one-half of net acid excretion by the kidneys is in the form of titratable acid. The other one-half to two-thirds is the excretion of ammonium. The capacity to excrete ammonium under conditions of acid loads is quantitatively much greater than the capacity to increase titratable acid. Multiple, often redundant pathways and processes exist to regulate these renal functions. Derangements in acid-base homeostasis, however, are common in clinical medicine and can often be related to the systems involved in acid-base transport in the kidneys.

  14. Bile acid sequestrants

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    Hansen, Morten; Sonne, David P; Knop, Filip K

    2014-01-01

    Bile acids are synthesized in the liver from cholesterol and have traditionally been recognized for their role in absorption of lipids and in cholesterol homeostasis. In recent years, however, bile acids have emerged as metabolic signaling molecules that are involved in the regulation of lipid...... and glucose metabolism, and possibly energy homeostasis, through activation of the bile acid receptors farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and TGR5. Bile acid sequestrants (BASs) constitute a class of drugs that bind bile acids in the intestine to form a nonabsorbable complex resulting in interruption...... of the enterohepatic circulation. This increases bile acid synthesis and consequently reduces serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Also, BASs improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Despite a growing understanding of the impact of BASs on glucose metabolism, the mechanisms behind their glucose...

  15. Citric Acid Alternative to Nitric Acid Passivation

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    Lewis, Pattie L. (Compiler)

    2013-01-01

    The Ground Systems Development and Operations GSDO) Program at NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has the primary objective of modernizing and transforming the launch and range complex at KSC to benefit current and future NASA programs along with other emerging users. Described as the launch support and infrastructure modernization program in the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, the GSDO Program will develop and implement shared infrastructure and process improvements to provide more flexible, affordable, and responsive capabilities to a multi-user community. In support of the GSDO Program, the purpose of this project is to demonstratevalidate citric acid as a passivation agent for stainless steel. Successful completion of this project will result in citric acid being qualified for use as an environmentally preferable alternative to nitric acid for passivation of stainless steel alloys in NASA and DoD applications.

  16. Docosahexaenoic Acid Neurolipidomics

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    Niemoller, Tiffany D.; Bazan, Nicolas G.

    2009-01-01

    Mediator lipidomics is a field of study concerned with the characterization, structural elucidation and bioactivity of lipid derivatives generated by enzymatic activity. Omega-3 fatty acids have beneficial effects for vision, brain function, cardiovascular function, and immune-inflammatory responses. Docosahexaenoic acid [DHA; 22:6(n-3)], the most abundant essential omega-3 fatty acid in the human body, is selectively enriched and avidly retained in the central nervous system as an acyl chain...

  17. The acid rain primer

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    Acid rain continues to be a major problem in North America, and particularly in eastern Canada. This report introduced the topic of acid rain and discussed its formation, measurement, sources, and geographic distribution. The major sources of sulphur dioxide in Canada are smelting metals, burning coal for electrical power generation, industrial emissions (e.g., pulp and paper, petroleum and aluminum industry), and oil and gas extraction and refining. In Canada, the largest source of nitrogen oxide is the burning of fossil fuels by the transportation sector. Problem areas for acid rain in Canada were identified. The effects of acid rain were examined on lakes and aquatic ecosystems, forests and soils, human-made structures and materials, human health, and on visibility. Acid rain policies and programs were then presented from a historical and current context. Ecosystem recovery from acid rain was discussed with reference to acid rain monitoring, atmospheric response to reductions in acid-causing emissions, and ecosystem recovery of lakes, forests, and aquatic ecosystems. Challenges affecting ecosystem recovery were also presented. These challenges include drought and dry weather, decrease of base cations in precipitation, release of sulphate previously stored in soil, mineralization and immobilization of sulphur/sulphates. Last, the report discussed what still needs to be done to improve the problem of acid rain as well as future concerns. These concerns include loss of base cations from forested watersheds and nitrogen deposition and saturation. 21 refs., 2 tabs., 17 figs

  18. USGS Tracks Acid Rain

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    Gordon, John D.; Nilles, Mark A.; Schroder, LeRoy J.

    1995-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been actively studying acid rain for the past 15 years. When scientists learned that acid rain could harm fish, fear of damage to our natural environment from acid rain concerned the American public. Research by USGS scientists and other groups began to show that the processes resulting in acid rain are very complex. Scientists were puzzled by the fact that in some cases it was difficult to demonstrate that the pollution from automobiles and factories was causing streams or lakes to become more acidic. Further experiments showed how the natural ability of many soils to neutralize acids would reduce the effects of acid rain in some locations--at least as long as the neutralizing ability lasted (Young, 1991). The USGS has played a key role in establishing and maintaining the only nationwide network of acid rain monitoring stations. This program is called the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN). Each week, at approximately 220 NADP/NTN sites across the country, rain and snow samples are collected for analysis. NADP/NTN site in Montana. The USGS supports about 72 of these sites. The information gained from monitoring the chemistry of our nation's rain and snow is important for testing the results of pollution control laws on acid rain.

  19. pH值对替卡西林钠-克拉维酸钾与药物配伍产生沉淀的影响%Effect of pH value to the precipitate in the compatibility of Ticarcillin/Clavulanate acid with other drugs

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    史承耀; 李忠

    2004-01-01

    目的研究配伍用药产生沉淀与药液pH的关系.方法对替卡西林钠-克拉维酸钾用氯化钠注射液稀释,与左氧氟沙星、阿米卡星混合,观察结果.并按药典规定测定溶液pH值,比较pH值与其发生沉淀的关系.结果替卡西林钠-克拉维酸钾与pH较低的左氧氟沙星、阿米卡星配伍产生沉淀,加碱性试液pH升高后,溶液变澄清.结论 pH值降低是替卡西林钠-克拉维酸钾与左氧氟沙星、阿米卡星配伍产生沉淀的原因,必须注意不同药物溶液pH的差异,以保证临床用药的安全性和有效性.

  20. 高效液相色谱法测定复方阿莫西林粉中阿莫西林和克拉维酸含量%Determination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid in Compound Amoxycillin Powder by HPLC

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    胡海燕

    2002-01-01

    建立了同时测定复方阿莫西林粉中阿莫西林和克拉维酸钾两组分含量的高效液相色谱分析方法.色谱条件:C18色谱柱(250 mm×4.0 mm,5 μm),甲醇-磷酸盐缓冲溶液(pH 6.0)-水(10:1:89)为流动相:检测波长215 nm.阿莫西林和克拉维酸标准曲线的线性范围分别为2~14μg/mL和0.5~3.5 μg/mL,相关系数均为0.999 9;平均回收率分别为100.1%和99.6%.本法简单快速、准确可靠,适用于该制剂中两种组分含量的同时测定.

  1. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid Combined with Potassium Tablets in Treating Acute Cystitis: A Clinical Observation%阿莫西林/克拉维酸联合肾舒颗粒治疗急性膀胱炎临床观察

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    陈文莉

    2010-01-01

    目的 观察阿莫西林/克拉维酸联合肾舒颗粒治疗急性膀胱炎的临床治疗效果.方法 选取2008年9月-2010年6月的急性膀胱炎住院患者84例,随机分为观察组和治疗组,各42例;观察组采用阿莫西林/克拉维酸联合肾舒颗粒治疗,对照组单纯采用阿莫西林/克拉维酸治疗,观察比较两组的临床治疗效果.结果 观察组的总有效率为95.24%,对照组的总有效率为78.57%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组尿频、尿急、尿痛改善时间均短于对照组,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);治疗中两组均无严重不良反应.结论 阿莫西林/克拉维酸联合肾舒颗粒治疗急性膀胱炎效果较好,且不良反应小,值得临床推广应用.

  2. INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF TREATING NEWBORN INFANTS WITH INFECTIOUS PNEUMONIA WITH AMOXICILLIN/CLAVULANIC ACID%阿莫西林钠克拉酸维钾治疗新生儿感染性肺炎的疗效观察

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    林艳

    2006-01-01

    目的探讨阿莫西林钠克拉酸维钾治疗新生儿感染性肺炎的疗效.方法总结40例新生儿细菌性肺炎治疗前后的临床及实验室特点,观察其转归.结果有28例患儿2 w后痊愈(占70%)显效8例(占20%)总有效率95%.结论新生儿感染性肺炎病情变化快,病原多,以细菌为主,阿莫西林钠克拉酸维钾治疗有效.

  3. 克拉维酸强化的阿莫西林对致病性大肠埃希氏菌体外抑菌试验%In vitro trail on clavulanic acid-enhancing amoxicillin against pathogenic Escherichia coli

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    卜仕金; 蒋志伟; 郑月华

    2001-01-01

    克拉维酸是一种β-内酰胺酶抑制剂,与阿莫西林同时应用时使得通过产生β-内酰胺酶对阿莫西林耐药的大多数细菌重新成为敏感菌.对来源于鸡、猪的共31株致病性大肠埃希氏菌最小抑菌浓度(MIC)测定表明,70%以上菌株对阿莫西林耐药;克拉维酸与阿莫西林联合使用使MIC显著下降;与单一使用阿莫西林相比,头孢氨苄青霉素对大多数分离菌的MIC较低.

  4. Clinical analysis of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid consecutive therapy in treating acute community-acquired low respiratory tract infections%阿莫西林-克拉维酸序贯治疗社区获得性急性下呼吸道感染的临床疗效

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    胡志雄; 孙书明

    2005-01-01

    目的评价阿莫西林-克拉维酸序贯治疗社区获得性急性下呼吸道感染的临床疗效和安全性.方法68例社区获得性急性下呼吸道感染患者被随机分成2组,各34例.A组予阿莫西林-克拉维酸注射液1.2 g,iv gtt,bid×10 d;B组先用阿莫西林-克拉维酸注射液1.2 g,iv gtt,bid×3 d后,改为阿莫西林-克拉维酸0.5 g,po,bid×7 d,总疗程10 d.结果A组与B组的治疗有效率分别为85%和82%,细菌清除率分别为84%和83%,P均>0.05,2组的不良反应率相似.结论阿莫西林-克拉维酸序贯治疗社区获得性急性下呼吸道感染的临床疗效确切,安全.

  5. THIN-LAYER SEPARATION OF CITRIC ACID CYCLE INTERMEDIATES, LACTIC ACID, AND THE AMINO ACID TAURINE

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    This paper describes a two-dimensional mixed-layer method for separating citric acid cycle intermediates, lactic acid and the amino acid taurine. The method cleanly separates all citric acid cycle intermediates tested, excepting citric acid and isocitric acid. The solvents are in...

  6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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    Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides ( ... the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Omega-3 fatty acids are in a class of medications called antilipemic ...

  7. Peptide Nucleic Acid Synthons

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    2004-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  8. Locked nucleic acid

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    Jepsen, Jan Stenvang; Sørensen, Mads D; Wengel, Jesper;

    2004-01-01

    Locked nucleic acid (LNA) is a class of nucleic acid analogs possessing very high affinity and excellent specificity toward complementary DNA and RNA, and LNA oligonucleotides have been applied as antisense molecules both in vitro and in vivo. In this review, we briefly describe the basic...

  9. Amino Acid Crossword Puzzle

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    Sims, Paul A.

    2011-01-01

    Learning the 20 standard amino acids is an essential component of an introductory course in biochemistry. Later in the course, the students study metabolism and learn about various catabolic and anabolic pathways involving amino acids. Learning new material or concepts often is easier if one can connect the new material to what one already knows;…

  10. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    2003-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  11. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    1998-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  12. Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNA)

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    2002-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker....

  13. Uric acid - blood

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    ... High levels of uric acid can sometimes cause gout or kidney disease. You may have this test if you have had or are about to have certain types of chemotherapy. Rapid weight loss, which may occur with such treatments, can increase the amount of uric acid in ...

  14. Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    2004-01-01

    A novel class of compounds known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary DNA and RNA strands, and generally do so more strongly than the corresponding DNA or RNA strands while exhibiting increased sequence specificity and solubility. The peptide nucleic acids comprise ligands selected from...

  15. Carbolic acid poisoning

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    ... you to. If the person swallowed the carbolic acid, give them water or milk right away, if a provider tells ... well someone does depends on how much carbolic acid they swallowed and how quickly they receive treatment. The faster medical help is given, the better ...

  16. Neurotoxicity of Folic Acid

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    Amsterdam van JGC; Jansen EHJM; A Opperhuizen; TOX

    2004-01-01

    The present review summarises the neurotoxicological effects of folic acid. Some studies in animals have shown that folic acid is neurotoxic and epileptogenic when applied directly to the brain. One poorly controlled and not further reproduced study from 1970 reported neurotoxic symptoms like malais

  17. Salicylic Acid Topical

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    ... skin blemishes in people who have acne. Topical salicylic acid is also used to treat skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin ... water for 15 minutes.Do not apply topical salicylic acid to skin that is broken, red, swollen, irritated, or infected. ...

  18. Fusidic acid in dermatology

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    Schöfer, Helmut; Simonsen, Lene

    1995-01-01

    Studies on the clinical efficacy of fusidic acid in skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs), notably those due to Staphylococcus aureus, are reviewed. Oral fusidic acid (tablets dosed at 250 mg twice daily, or a suspension for paediatric use at 20 mg/kg/day given as two daily doses) has shown good...... efficacy and tolerability. Similarly, plain fusidic acid cream or ointment used two or three times daily in SSTIs such as impetigo are clinically and bacteriologically effective, with minimal adverse events. Combination formulations of fusidic acid with 1% hydrocortisone or 0.1% betamethasone achieve...... excellent results in infected eczema by addressing both inflammation and infection. A new lipid-rich combination formulation provides an extra moisturizing effect. Development of resistance to fusidic acid has remained generally low or short-lived and can be minimized by restricting therapy to no more than...

  19. 21 CFR 172.860 - Fatty acids.

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    2010-04-01

    ... acid, caprylic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. (b) The... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Fatty acids. 172.860 Section 172.860 Food and Drugs... Multipurpose Additives § 172.860 Fatty acids. The food additive fatty acids may be safely used in food and...

  20. Gluconic acid production.

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    Anastassiadis, Savas; Morgunov, Igor G

    2007-01-01

    Gluconic acid, the oxidation product of glucose, is a mild neither caustic nor corrosive, non toxic and readily biodegradable organic acid of great interest for many applications. As a multifunctional carbonic acid belonging to the bulk chemicals and due to its physiological and chemical characteristics, gluconic acid itself, its salts (e.g. alkali metal salts, in especially sodium gluconate) and the gluconolactone form have found extensively versatile uses in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, construction and other industries. Present review article presents the comprehensive information of patent bibliography for the production of gluconic acid and compares the advantages and disadvantages of known processes. Numerous manufacturing processes are described in the international bibliography and patent literature of the last 100 years for the production of gluconic acid from glucose, including chemical and electrochemical catalysis, enzymatic biocatalysis by free or immobilized enzymes in specialized enzyme bioreactors as well as discontinuous and continuous fermentation processes using free growing or immobilized cells of various microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast-like fungi and fungi. Alternatively, new superior fermentation processes have been developed and extensively described for the continuous and discontinuous production of gluconic acid by isolated strains of yeast-like mold Aureobasidium pullulans, offering numerous advantages over the traditional discontinuous fungi processes.

  1. Halogenated fatty acids

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    Mu, Huiling; Wesén, Clas; Sundin, Peter

    1997-01-01

    , chlorinated lipids have been found in meat exposed to hypochlorite disinfected water, and in chlorine-treated flour and in products made from such flour. Following exposure to chlorine bleached pulp mill effluents, aquatic organisms may have elevated concentrations of chlorinated fatty acids in their lipids......Chlorinated fatty acids have been found to be major contributors to organohalogen compounds in fish, bivalves, jellyfish, and lobster, and they have been indicated to contribute considerably to organohalogens in marine mammals. Brominated fatty acids have been found in marine sponges. Also...

  2. [Hydrofluoric acid burns].

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    Holla, Robin; Gorter, Ramon R; Tenhagen, Mark; Vloemans, A F P M Jos; Breederveld, Roelf S

    2016-01-01

    Hydrofluoric acid is increasingly used as a rust remover and detergent. Dermal contact with hydrofluoric acid results in a chemical burn characterized by severe pain and deep tissue necrosis. It may cause electrolyte imbalances with lethal consequences. It is important to identify high-risk patients. 'High risk' is defined as a total affected body area > 3% or exposure to hydrofluoric acid in a concentration > 50%. We present the cases of three male patients (26, 31, and 39 years old) with hydrofluoric acid burns of varying severity and describe the subsequent treatments. The application of calcium gluconate 2.5% gel to the skin is the cornerstone of the treatment, reducing pain as well as improving wound healing. Nails should be thoroughly inspected and possibly removed if the nail is involved, to ensure proper healing. In high-risk patients, plasma calcium levels should be evaluated and cardiac monitoring is indicated.

  3. Difficult Decisions: Acid Rain.

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    Miller, John A.; Slesnick, Irwin L.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses some of the contributing factors and chemical reactions involved in the production of acid rain, its effects, and political issues pertaining to who should pay for the clean up. Supplies questions for consideration and discussion. (RT)

  4. Folic acid in diet

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    ... green leafy vegetables Dried beans and peas (legumes) Citrus fruits and juices Fortified means that vitamins have ... A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Folic Acid Browse the Encyclopedia A.D. ...

  5. Omega-6 Fatty Acids

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    ... are found in vegetable oils, including corn, evening primrose seed, safflower, and soybean oils. Other types of ... in black currant seed, borage seed, and evening primrose oils. Omega-6 fatty acids are used for ...

  6. Acid rain: An overview

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Summary of the effects of acid rain and related processes, sources, issues, corrective actions, research, current law, potential solutions, political solutions,...

  7. Stomach acid test

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    Gastric acid secretion test ... The test is done after you have not eaten for a while so fluid is all that remains in ... injected into your body. This is done to test the ability of the cells in the stomach ...

  8. Citric acid urine test

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    ... usually done while you are on a normal diet. Ask your provider for more information. ... acidosis and a tendency to form calcium kidney stones. The ... acid levels: A high carbohydrate diet Estrogen therapy Vitamin D

  9. Amino acid racemisation dating

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    Murray-Wallace, C.V. [University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW (Australia). School of Geosciences

    1999-11-01

    The potential of the time-dependent amino acid racemisation reaction as a method of age assessment was first reported by Hare and Abelson (1968). They noted that in specimens of the bivalve mollusc Mercenaria sp., greater concentrations of amino acids in the D-configuration with increasing fossil age. Hare and Abelson (1968) also reported negligible racemisation in a modern specimen of Mecanaria sp. On this basis they suggested that the extent of amino acid racemisation (epimerisation in the case of isoleucine) may be used to assess the age of materials within and beyond the range of radiocarbon dating. For the past thirty years amino acid racemisation has been extensively applied in Quaternary research as a method of relative and numeric dating, and a particularly large literature has emerged on the subject 12 refs.

  10. Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders

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    Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Food is ... One group of these disorders is amino acid metabolism disorders. They include phenylketonuria (PKU) and maple syrup ...

  11. Azelaic Acid Topical

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    ... pores and by decreasing production of keratin, a natural substance that can lead to the development of ... acid controls acne and rosacea but does not cure these conditions. It may take 4 weeks or ...

  12. Neutron Nucleic Acid Crystallography.

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    Chatake, Toshiyuki

    2016-01-01

    The hydration shells surrounding nucleic acids and hydrogen-bonding networks involving water molecules and nucleic acids are essential interactions for the structural stability and function of nucleic acids. Water molecules in the hydration shells influence various conformations of DNA and RNA by specific hydrogen-bonding networks, which often contribute to the chemical reactivity and molecular recognition of nucleic acids. However, X-ray crystallography could not provide a complete description of structural information with respect to hydrogen bonds. Indeed, X-ray crystallography is a powerful tool for determining the locations of water molecules, i.e., the location of the oxygen atom of H2O; however, it is very difficult to determine the orientation of the water molecules, i.e., the orientation of the two hydrogen atoms of H2O, because X-ray scattering from the hydrogen atom is very small.Neutron crystallography is a specialized tool for determining the positions of hydrogen atoms. Neutrons are not diffracted by electrons, but are diffracted by atomic nuclei; accordingly, neutron scattering lengths of hydrogen and its isotopes are comparable to those of non-hydrogen atoms. Therefore, neutron crystallography can determine both of the locations and orientations of water molecules. This chapter describes the current status of neutron nucleic acid crystallographic research as well as the basic principles of neutron diffraction experiments performed on nucleic acid crystals: materials, crystallization, diffraction experiments, and structure determination.

  13. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis IX

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    Carey, E. M.; Hansen, Heinz Johs. Max; Dils, R.

    1972-01-01

    # 1. I. [I-14C]Acetate was covalently bound to rabbit mammary gland fatty acid synthetase by enzymic transacylation from [I-14C]acetyl-CoA. Per mole of enzyme 2 moles of acetate were bound to thiol groups and up to I mole of acetate was bound to non-thiol groups. # 2. 2. The acetyl-fatty acid...... synthetase complex was isolated free from acetyl-CoA. It was rapidly hydrolysed at 30°C, but hydrolysis was greatly diminished at o°C and triacetic lactone synthesis occurred. In the presence of malonyl-CoA and NADPH, all the acetate bound to fatty acid synthetase was incorporated into long-chain fatty acids....... Hydrolysis of bound acetate and incorporation of bound acetate into fatty acids were inhibited to the same extent by guanidine hydrochloride. # 3. 3. Acetate was also covalently bound to fatty acid synthetase by chemical acetylation with [I-14C]acetic anhydride in the absence of CoASH. A total of 60 moles...

  14. Method for isolating nucleic acids

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    Hurt, Jr., Richard Ashley; Elias, Dwayne A.

    2015-09-29

    The current disclosure provides methods and kits for isolating nucleic acid from an environmental sample. The current methods and compositions further provide methods for isolating nucleic acids by reducing adsorption of nucleic acids by charged ions and particles within an environmental sample. The methods of the current disclosure provide methods for isolating nucleic acids by releasing adsorbed nucleic acids from charged particles during the nucleic acid isolation process. The current disclosure facilitates the isolation of nucleic acids of sufficient quality and quantity to enable one of ordinary skill in the art to utilize or analyze the isolated nucleic acids for a wide variety of applications including, sequencing or species population analysis.

  15. Acidification and Acid Rain

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    Norton, S. A.; Veselã½, J.

    2003-12-01

    Air pollution by acids has been known as a problem for centuries (Ducros, 1845; Smith, 1872; Camuffo, 1992; Brimblecombe, 1992). Only in the mid-1900s did it become clear that it was a problem for more than just industrially developed areas, and that precipitation quality can affect aquatic resources ( Gorham, 1955). The last three decades of the twentieth century saw tremendous progress in the documentation of the chemistry of the atmosphere, precipitation, and the systems impacted by acid atmospheric deposition. Chronic acidification of ecosystems results in chemical changes to soil and to surface waters and groundwater as a result of reduction of base cation supply or an increase in acid (H+) supply, or both. The most fundamental changes during chronic acidification are an increase in exchangeable H+ or Al3+ (aluminum) in soils, an increase in H+ activity (˜concentration) in water in contact with soil, and a decrease in alkalinity in waters draining watersheds. Water draining from the soil is acidified and has a lower pH (=-log [H+]). As systems acidify, their biotic community changes.Acidic surface waters occur in many parts of the world as a consequence of natural processes and also due to atmospheric deposition of strong acid (e.g., Canada, Jeffries et al. (1986); the United Kingdom, Evans and Monteith (2001); Sweden, Swedish Environmental Protection Board (1986); Finland, Forsius et al. (1990); Norway, Henriksen et al. (1988a); and the United States (USA), Brakke et al. (1988)). Concern over acidification in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere has been driven by the potential for accelerating natural acidification by pollution of the atmosphere with acidic or acidifying compounds. Atmospheric pollution ( Figure 1) has resulted in an increased flux of acid to and through ecosystems. Depending on the ability of an ecosystem to neutralize the increased flux of acidity, acidification may increase only imperceptibly or be accelerated at a rate that

  16. Acid Rain, pH & Acidity: A Common Misinterpretation.

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    Clark, David B.; Thompson, Ronald E.

    1989-01-01

    Illustrates the basis for misleading statements about the relationship between pH and acid content in acid rain. Explains why pH cannot be used as a measure of acidity for rain or any other solution. Suggests that teachers present acidity and pH as two separate and distinct concepts. (RT)

  17. Amino acids in the sedimentary humic and fulvic acids

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    Sardessai, S.

    Humic and fulvic acids isolated from a few sediment samples from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal were analysed for total hydrolysable amino acids concentration and their composition. The amono acids content of fulvic acids was higher than in the humic...

  18. Synthesis and anticonvulsant activity of novel bicyclic acidic amino acids

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    Conti, Paola; De Amici, Marco; Joppolo Di Ventimiglia, Samuele;

    2003-01-01

    Bicyclic acidic amino acids (+/-)-6 and (+/-)-7, which are conformationally constrained homologues of glutamic acid, were prepared via a strategy based on a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. The new amino acids were tested toward ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptor subtypes; both of them...

  19. EFFECT OF ACIDITY ON ACID-SENSITIVE UV CURING SYSTEM

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    Qi-dao Chen; Bing Wu; Xiao-yin Hong

    1999-01-01

    By using diphenyliodonium salts with different counterions as photo acid generators (PAGs), the effect of acidity on ring-opening polymerization of epoxy monomers and polycondensation of polyol with hexamethoxymethyl melamine (HMMM) was studied. The result shows that the rate of ring-opening polymerization is evidently dependent on the acidity of the acid and strong photo-generated acid is required.However, there is a leveling effect in the polycondensation system; if the photo-generated acid is stronger than protonated HMMM, the acidity does not obviously affect the polycondensation rate.

  20. Chemistry and electrochemistry in trifluoroacetic acid. Comparison with acetic acid

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    As the trifluoroacetic acid is, with the acetic acid, one of most often used carboxylic acids as solvent, notably in organic chemistry, this research thesis addresses some relatively simple complexing and redox reactions to highlight the peculiar feature of this acid, and to explain its very much different behaviour with respect to acetic acid. The author develops the notion of acidity level in solvents of low dielectric constant. The second part addresses a specific solvent: BF3(CH3COOH)2. The boron trifluoride strengthens the acidity of acetic acid and modifies its chemical and physical-chemical properties. In the third part, the author compares solvent properties of CF3COOH and CH3COOH. Noticed differences explain why the trifluoroacetic acid is a more interesting reaction environment than acetic acid for reactions such as electrophilic substitutions or protein solubilisation

  1. Determination of Sialic Acids by Acidic Ninhydrin Reaction

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    Yao,Kenzabroh

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available A new acidic ninhydrin method for determining free sialic acids is described. The method is based on the reaction of sialic acids with Gaitonde's acid ninhydrin reagent 2 which yields a stable color with an absorption maximum at 470 nm. The standard curve is linear in the range of 5 to 500 nmol of N-acetylneuraminic acid per 0.9 ml of reaction mixture. The reaction was specific only for sialic acids among the various sugars and sugar derivatives examined. Some interference of this method by cysteine, cystine and tryptophan was noted, although their absorption maxima differed from that of sialic acids. The interference by these amino acids was eliminated with the use of a small column of cation-exchange resin. The acidic ninhydrin method provides a simple and rapid method for the determination of free sialic acids in biological materials.

  2. Domoic Acid Epileptic Disease

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    John S. Ramsdell

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Domoic acid epileptic disease is characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures weeks to months after domoic acid exposure. The potential for this disease was first recognized in a human case study of temporal lobe epilepsy after the 1987 amnesic shellfish-poisoning event in Quebec, and was characterized as a chronic epileptic syndrome in California sea lions through investigation of a series of domoic acid poisoning cases between 1998 and 2006. The sea lion study provided a breadth of insight into clinical presentations, unusual behaviors, brain pathology, and epidemiology. A rat model that replicates key observations of the chronic epileptic syndrome in sea lions has been applied to identify the progression of the epileptic disease state, its relationship to behavioral manifestations, and to define the neural systems involved in these behavioral disorders. Here, we present the concept of domoic acid epileptic disease as a delayed manifestation of domoic acid poisoning and review the state of knowledge for this disease state in affected humans and sea lions. We discuss causative mechanisms and neural underpinnings of disease maturation revealed by the rat model to present the concept for olfactory origin of an epileptic disease; triggered in dendodendritic synapases of the olfactory bulb and maturing in the olfactory cortex. We conclude with updated information on populations at risk, medical diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

  3. A Demonstration of Acid Rain

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    Fong, Man Wai

    2004-01-01

    A demonstration showing acid rain formation is described. Oxides of sulfur and nitrogen that result from the burning of fossil fuels are the major pollutants of acid rain. In this demonstration, SO[subscript 2] gas is produced by the burning of matches. An acid-base indicator will show that the dissolved gas turns an aqueous solution acidic.

  4. Amino acid analysis.

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    Crabb, J W; West, K A; Dodson, W S; Hulmes, J D

    2001-05-01

    Amino acid analysis (AAA) is one of the best methods to quantify peptides and proteins. Two general approaches to quantitative AAA exist, namely, classical postcolumn derivatization following ion-exchange chromatography and precolumn derivatization followed by reversed-phase HPLC (RP-HPLC). Excellent instrumentation and several specific methodologies are available for both approaches, and both have advantages and disadvantages. This unit focuses on picomole-level AAA of peptides and proteins using the most popular precolumn-derivatization method, namely, phenylthiocarbamyl amino acid analysis (PTC-AAA). It is directed primarily toward those interested in establishing the technology with a modest budget. PTC derivatization and analysis conditions are described, and support and alternate protocols describe additional techniques necessary or useful for most any AAA method--e.g., sample preparation, hydrolysis, instrument calibration, data interpretation, and analysis of difficult or unusual residues such as cysteine, tryptophan, phosphoamino acids, and hydroxyproline. PMID:18429107

  5. Biodegradation of cyanuric acid.

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    Saldick, J

    1974-12-01

    Cyanuric acid biodegrades readily under a wide variety of natural conditions, and particularly well in systems of either low or zero dissolved-oxygen level, such as anaerobic activated sludge and sewage, soils, muds, and muddy streams and river waters, as well as ordinary aerated activated sludge systems with typically low (1 to 3 ppm) dissolved-oxygen levels. Degradation also proceeds in 3.5% sodium chloride solution. Consequently, there are degradation pathways widely available for breaking down cyanuric acid discharged in domestic effluents. The overall degradation reaction is merely a hydrolysis; CO(2) and ammonia are the initial hydrolytic breakdown products. Since no net oxidation occurs during this breakdown, biodegradation of cyanuric acid exerts no primary biological oxygen demand. However, eventual nitrification of the ammonia released will exert its usual biological oxygen demand.

  6. Halogenated fatty acids

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    Mu, Huiling; Sundin, Peter; Wesén, Clas

    1997-01-01

    Halogenated fatty acids are the major contributors to organohalogen compounds in lipids of marine mammals, fish, and bivalves. For the initial characterization of these recently noticed compounds, a determination of the halogen concentration has usually been combined with some lipid isolation...... and separation method. This review covers separation by solid phase chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, and liquid-liquid extraction, followed by halogen determination. All studies performed according to this outline have indicated that the major organohalogen compounds are chlorinated fatty acids...... bound in different lipids. For the detection and identification of individual, halogenated fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) liberated from the lipids, gas chromatography (GC) has been employed together with detection methods such as electron capture detection, electrolytic conductivity detection (ELCD...

  7. Calorimetry of Nucleic Acids.

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    Rozners, Eriks; Pilch, Daniel S; Egli, Martin

    2015-12-01

    This unit describes the application of calorimetry to characterize the thermodynamics of nucleic acids, specifically, the two major calorimetric methodologies that are currently employed: differential scanning (DSC) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). DSC is used to study thermally induced order-disorder transitions in nucleic acids. A DSC instrument measures, as a function of temperature (T), the excess heat capacity (C(p)(ex)) of a nucleic acid solution relative to the same amount of buffer solution. From a single curve of C(p)(ex) versus T, one can derive the following information: the transition enthalpy (ΔH), entropy (ΔS), free energy (ΔG), and heat capacity (ΔCp); the state of the transition (two-state versus multistate); and the average size of the molecule that melts as a single thermodynamic entity (e.g., the duplex). ITC is used to study the hybridization of nucleic acid molecules at constant temperature. In an ITC experiment, small aliquots of a titrant nucleic acid solution (strand 1) are added to an analyte nucleic acid solution (strand 2), and the released heat is monitored. ITC yields the stoichiometry of the association reaction (n), the enthalpy of association (ΔH), the equilibrium association constant (K), and thus the free energy of association (ΔG). Once ΔH and ΔG are known, ΔS can also be derived. Repetition of the ITC experiment at a number of different temperatures yields the ΔCp for the association reaction from the temperature dependence of ΔH.

  8. [Nicotinic acid and nicotinamide].

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    Kobayashi, M; Shimizu, S

    1999-10-01

    Nicotinic acid and nicotinamide are called niacin. They are the antipellagra vitamin essential to many animals for growth and health. In human being, niacin is believed necessary together with other vitamins for the prevention and cure of pellagra. Niacin is widely distributed in nature; appreciable amounts are found in liver, fish, yeast and cereal grains. Nicotinamide is a precursor of the coenzyme NAD and NADP. Some of the most understood metabolic processes that involve niacin are glycolysis, fatty acid synthesis and respiration. Niacin is also related to the following diseases: Hartnup disease; blue diaper syndrome; tryptophanuria; hydroxykynureninuria; xanthurenic aciduria; Huntington's disease. PMID:10540864

  9. Whither Acid Rain?

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    Peter Brimblecombe

    2000-01-01

    Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the biology of fish and forested ecosystems. There is now evidence of a shift away from research in precipitation and s...

  10. 2-arylureidobenzoic acids

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    Valgeirsson, Jon; Nielsen, Elsebet Ø; Peters, Dan;

    2003-01-01

    A series of 2-arylureidobenzoic acids (AUBAs) was prepared by a short and effective synthesis, and the pharmacological activity at glutamate receptors was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The compounds showed noncompetitive antagonistic activity at the kainate receptor subtype GluR5. The most potent...... on the benzoic acid moiety (ring A), whereas ring B tolerated a variety of substituents, but with a preference for lipophilic substituents. The most potent compounds had a 4-chloro substituent on ring A and 3-chlorobenzene (6b), 2-naphthalene (8h), or 2-indole (8k) as ring B and had IC(50) values of 1.3, 1...

  11. NITRIC ACID PICKLING PROCESS

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    Boller, E.R.; Eubank, L.D.

    1958-08-19

    An improved process is described for the treatment of metallic uranium surfaces preparatory to being given hot dip coatings. The process consists in first pickling the uraniunn surInce with aqueous 50% to 70% nitric acid, at 60 to 70 deg C, for about 5 minutes, rinsing the acid solution from the uranium article, promptly drying and then passing it through a molten alkali-metal halide flux consisting of 42% LiCl, 53% KCla and 5% NaCl into a molten metal bath consisting of 85 parts by weight of zinc and 15 parts by weight of aluminum

  12. Whither Acid Rain?

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    Peter Brimblecombe

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the biology of fish and forested ecosystems. There is now evidence of a shift away from research in precipitation and sulfur chemistry, but an impressive theoretical base remains as a legacy.

  13. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammation

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    Calder Philip C

    2004-01-01

    The n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid gives rise to the eicosanoid family of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, leukotrienes and related metabolites) and through these regulates the activities of inflammatory cells, the production of cytokines and the various balances within the immune system. Fish oil and oily fish are good sources of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Consumption of these fatty acids decreases the amount of arachidonic acid in cell membranes and ...

  14. Fatty acids of Thiobacillus thiooxidans.

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    Levin, R A

    1971-12-01

    Fatty acid spectra were made on Thiobacillus thiooxidans cultures both in the presence and absence of organic compounds. Small additions of glucose or acetate had no significant effect either on growth or fatty acid content. The addition of biotin had no stimulatory effect but did result in slight quantitative changes in the fatty acid spectrum. The predominant fatty acid was a C(19) cyclopropane acid.

  15. Lactic acid bacterial cell factories for gamma-aminobutyric acid.

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    Li, Haixing; Cao, Yusheng

    2010-11-01

    Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a non-protein amino acid that is widely present in organisms. Several important physiological functions of gamma-aminobutyric acid have been characterized, such as neurotransmission, induction of hypotension, diuretic effects, and tranquilizer effects. Many microorganisms can produce gamma-aminobutyric acid including bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Among them, gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactic acid bacteria have been a focus of research in recent years, because lactic acid bacteria possess special physiological activities and are generally regarded as safe. They have been extensively used in food industry. The production of lactic acid bacterial gamma-aminobutyric acid is safe and eco-friendly, and this provides the possibility of production of new naturally fermented health-oriented products enriched in gamma-aminobutyric acid. The gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing species of lactic acid bacteria and their isolation sources, the methods for screening of the strains and increasing their production, the enzymatic properties of glutamate decarboxylases and the relative fundamental research are reviewed in this article. And the potential applications of gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactic acid bacteria were also referred to.

  16. Acid Rain Classroom Projects.

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    Demchik, Michael J.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a curriculum plan in which students learn about acid rain through instructional media, research and class presentations, lab activities, simulations, design, and design implementation. Describes the simulation activity in detail and includes materials, procedures, instructions, examples, results, and discussion sections. (SAH)

  17. The Acid Rain Game.

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    Rakow, Steven J.; Glenn, Allen

    1982-01-01

    Provides rationale for and description of an acid rain game (designed for two players), a problem-solving model for elementary students. Although complete instructions are provided, including a copy of the game board, the game is also available for Apple II microcomputers. Information for the computer program is available from the author.…

  18. The Acid Rain Debate.

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    Oates-Bockenstedt, Catherine

    1997-01-01

    Details an activity designed to motivate students by incorporating science-related issues into a classroom debate. Includes "The Acid Rain Bill" and "Position Guides" for student roles as committee members, consumers, governors, industry owners, tourism professionals, senators, and debate directors. (DKM)

  19. Koetjapic acid chloroform hemisolvate

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    Z. D. Nassar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C30H46O4·0.5CHCl3, consists of one koetjapic acid [systematic name: (3R,4aR,4bS,7S,8S,10bS,12aS-7-(2-carboxyethyl-3,4b,7,10b,12a-pentamethyl-8-(prop-1-en-2-yl-1,2,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,7,8,9,10,10b,11,12,12a-hexadecahydrochrysene-3-carboxylic acid] molecule and one half-molecule of chloroform solvent, which is disordered about a twofold rotation axis. The symmetry-independent component is further disordered over two sites, with occupancies of 0.30 and 0.20. The koetjapic acid contains a fused four-ring system, A/B/C/D. The A/B, B/C and C/D junctions adopt E/trans/cis configurations, respectively. The conformation of ring A is intermediate between envelope and half-chair and ring B adopts an envelope conformation whereas rings C and D adopt chair conformations. A weak intramolecular C—H...O hydrogen bond is observed. The koetjapic acid molecules are linked into dimers by two pairs of intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds. The dimers are stacked along the c axis.

  20. Acid Rain Investigations.

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    Hugo, John C.

    1992-01-01

    Presents an activity in which students investigate the formation of solid ammonium chloride aerosol particles to help students better understand the concept of acid rain. Provides activity objectives, procedures, sample data, clean-up instructions, and questions and answers to help interpret the data. (MDH)

  1. Lactic acid and lactates

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    Schreurs, V.V.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    This review aims to integrate the present state of knowledge on lactate metabolism in human and mammalian physiology as far as it could be subject to nutritional interventions. An integrated view on the nutritional, metabolic and physiological aspects of lactic acid and lactates might open a perspec

  2. Hyaluronic Acid Assays

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    Itenov, Theis Skovsgaard; Kirkby, Nikolai S; Bestle, Morten H;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUD: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is proposed as a marker of functional liver capacity. The aim of the present study was to compare a new turbidimetric assay for measuring HA with the current standard method. METHODS: HA was measured by a particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (PETIA) and enzyme...

  3. Accidents with sulfuric acid

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    Rajković Miloš B.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Sulfuric acid is an important industrial and strategic raw material, the production of which is developing on all continents, in many factories in the world and with an annual production of over 160 million tons. On the other hand, the production, transport and usage are very dangerous and demand measures of precaution because the consequences could be catastrophic, and not only at the local level where the accident would happen. Accidents that have been publicly recorded during the last eighteen years (from 1988 till the beginning of 2006 are analyzed in this paper. It is very alarming data that, according to all the recorded accidents, over 1.6 million tons of sulfuric acid were exuded. Although water transport is the safest (only 16.38% of the total amount of accidents in that way 98.88% of the total amount of sulfuric acid was exuded into the environment. Human factor was the common factor in all the accidents, whether there was enough control of the production process, of reservoirs or transportation tanks or the transport was done by inadequate (old tanks, or the accidents arose from human factor (inadequate speed, lock of caution etc. The fact is that huge energy, sacrifice and courage were involved in the recovery from accidents where rescue teams and fire brigades showed great courage to prevent real environmental catastrophes and very often they lost their lives during the events. So, the phrase that sulfuric acid is a real "environmental bomb" has become clearer.

  4. Acid Ceramidase in Melanoma

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    Realini, Natalia; Palese, Francesca; Pizzirani, Daniela;

    2016-01-01

    Acid ceramidase (AC) is a lysosomal cysteine amidase that controls sphingolipid signaling by lowering the levels of ceramides and concomitantly increasing those of sphingosine and its bioactive metabolite, sphingosine 1-phosphate. In the present study, we evaluated the role of AC-regulated sphing...

  5. Zoledronic Acid Injection

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    ... blood cells that produce substances needed to fight infection)] or by cancer that began in another part of the body but has spread to the bones. Zoledronic acid (Zometa) is not cancer chemotherapy, and it will not slow or stop the ...

  6. A Direct, Biomass-Based Synthesis of Benzoic Acid: Formic Acid-Mediated Deoxygenation of the Glucose-Derived Materials Quinic Acid and Shikimic Acid

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    Arceo, Elena; Ellman, Jonathan; Bergman, Robert

    2010-05-03

    An alternative biomass-based route to benzoic acid from the renewable starting materials quinic acid and shikimic acid is described. Benzoic acid is obtained selectively using a highly efficient, one-step formic acid-mediated deoxygenation method.

  7. Origin of fatty acids

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    The appearance of fatty acids and membranes is one of the most important events of the prebiotic world because genesis of life required the compartmentalization of molecules. Membranes allowed cells to become enriched with molecules relevant for their evolution and gave rise to gradients convertible into energy. By virtue of their hydrophobic/hydrophilic interface, membranes developed certain enzymatic activities impossible in the aqueous phase. A prebiotic cell is an energy unit but it is also an information unit. It has a past, a present and a future. The biochemistry of fatty acids involves acetylCoA, malonylCoA and an enzyme, acyl synthetase, which joins both molecules. After substitution of the acetyl group in place of the carboxyl group of malonyl derivatives, the chain is reduced and dehydrated to crotonyl derivatives. These molecules can again react with malonylCoA to form unsaturated chain; they can also undergo a new reduction step to form butyryl derivatives which can react with malonylCoA to form a longer aliphatic chain. The formation of malonylCoA consumes ATP. The reduction step needs NADPH and proton. Dehydration requires structural information because the reduction product is chiral (D configuration). It is unlikely that these steps were possible in a prebiotic environment. Thus we have to understand how fatty acids could appear in the prebiotic era. This hypothesis about the origin of fatty acids is based on the chemistry of sulfonium ylides and sulfonium salts. The most well-known among these molecules are S-melthyl-methionine and S-adenosyl methionine. The simplest sulfonium cation is the trimethylsulfonium cation. Chemists have evidence that these products can produce olefin when they are heated or flashed with UV light in some conditions. I suggest that these volatile products can allow the formation of fatty acids chains in atmospheric phase with UV and temperature using methanol as starting material. Different synthetic pathways will be

  8. Development of EUCAST disk diffusion method for susceptibility testing of the Bacteroides fragilis group isolates

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    Nagy, Elisabeth; Justesen, Ulrik Stenz; Eitel, Zsuzsa;

    2015-01-01

    -clavulanic acid, cefoxitin, clindamycin, imipenem, metronidazole, moxifloxacin, piperacillin/tazobactam, tigecycline by agar dilution method previously. The inhibition zones of the same antibiotics including meropenem disc were determined by the disc diffusion on Brucella blood agar supplemented with haemin...

  9. Antibiotic prophylaxis for transrectal prostate biopsy-a new strategy

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    Antsupova, Valeria; Nørgaard, Nis; Bisbjerg, Rasmus;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Fluoroquinolones are extensively used as prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate (TRUBP). Emerging fluoroquinolone resistance and selection of multiresistant organisms warrant new prophylactic strategies. Pivmecillinam and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid have ...

  10. Results of Use of WHO Global Salm-Surv External Quality Assurance System for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Salmonella Isolates from 2000 to 2007

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    Hendriksen, Rene S.; Seyfarth, Anne Mette; Jensen, Arne Bent;

    2009-01-01

    to 3% in 2007. Consistent difficulties were observed in susceptibility testing of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, streptomycin, sulfonamides, and tetracycline. Regional variations in performance were observed, with laboratories in central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East...

  11. Antimicrobial resistance pattern of Escherichia coli isolated from patients with urinary tract infection (UTI in Yasuj city during 1391-1392.

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    A Sharifi

    2014-07-01

    Conclusion: It is recommended to treat urinary tract infections by using fewer antibiotics such as Amoxicillin / Clavulanic acid and co-trimoxazole, and administration of ciprofloxacin and gentamicin should be used with caution.

  12. Crystal Structures of KPC-2 and SHV-1 β-Lactamases in Complex with the Boronic Acid Transition State Analog S02030.

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    Nguyen, Nhu Q; Krishnan, Nikhil P; Rojas, Laura J; Prati, Fabio; Caselli, Emilia; Romagnoli, Chiara; Bonomo, Robert A; van den Akker, Focco

    2016-03-01

    Resistance to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins and carbapenems has rendered certain strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae the most problematic pathogens infecting patients in the hospital and community. This broad-spectrum resistance to β-lactamases emerges in part via the expression of KPC-2 and SHV-1 β-lactamases and variants thereof. KPC-2 carbapenemase is particularly worrisome, as the genetic determinant encoding this β-lactamase is rapidly spread via plasmids. Moreover, KPC-2, a class A enzyme, is difficult to inhibit with mechanism-based inactivators (e.g., clavulanate). In order to develop new β-lactamase inhibitors (BLIs) to add to the limited available armamentarium that can inhibit KPC-2, we have structurally probed the boronic acid transition state analog S02030 for its inhibition of KPC-2 and SHV-1. S02030 contains a boronic acid, a thiophene, and a carboxyl triazole moiety. We present here the 1.54- and 1.87-Å resolution crystal structures of S02030 bound to SHV-1 and KPC-2 β-lactamases, respectively, as well as a comparative analysis of the S02030 binding modes, including a previously determined S02030 class C ADC-7 β-lactamase complex. S02030 is able to inhibit vastly different serine β-lactamases by interacting with the conserved features of these active sites, which includes (i) forming the bond with catalytic serine via the boron atom, (ii) positioning one of the boronic acid oxygens in the oxyanion hole, and (iii) utilizing its amide moiety to make conserved interactions across the width of the active site. In addition, S02030 is able to overcome more distantly located structural differences between the β-lactamases. This unique feature is achieved by repositioning the more polar carboxyl-triazole moiety, generated by click chemistry, to create polar interactions as well as reorient the more hydrophobic thiophene moiety. The former is aided by the unusual polar nature of the triazole ring, allowing it to potentially form a unique C-H…O 2

  13. Crystal Structures of KPC-2[beta]-Lactamase in Complex with 3-Nitrophenyl Boronic Acid and the Penam Sulfone PSR-3-226

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    Ke, Wei; Bethel, Christopher R.; Papp-Wallace, Krisztina M.; Pagadala, Sundar Ram Reddy; Nottingham, Micheal; Fernandez, Daniel; Buynak, John D.; Bonomo, Robert A.; van den Akker, Focco (Case Western); (Stokes); (SMU)

    2012-08-01

    Class A carbapenemases are a major threat to the potency of carbapenem antibiotics. A widespread carbapenemase, KPC-2, is not easily inhibited by {beta}-lactamase inhibitors (i.e., clavulanic acid, sulbactam, and tazobactam). To explore different mechanisms of inhibition of KPC-2, we determined the crystal structures of KPC-2 with two {beta}-lactamase inhibitors that follow different inactivation pathways and kinetics. The first complex is that of a small boronic acid compound, 3-nitrophenyl boronic acid (3-NPBA), bound to KPC-2 with 1.62-{angstrom} resolution. 3-NPBA demonstrated a Km value of 1.0 {+-} 0.1 {micro}M (mean {+-} standard error) for KPC-2 and blocks the active site by making a reversible covalent interaction with the catalytic S70 residue. The two boron hydroxyl atoms of 3-NPBA are positioned in the oxyanion hole and the deacylation water pocket, respectively. In addition, the aromatic ring of 3-NPBA provides an edge-to-face interaction with W105 in the active site. The structure of KPC-2 with the penam sulfone PSR-3-226 was determined at 1.26-{angstrom} resolution. PSR-3-226 displayed a K{sub m} value of 3.8 {+-} 0.4 {micro}M for KPC-2, and the inactivation rate constant (kinact) was 0.034 {+-} 0.003 s{sup -1}. When covalently bound to S70, PSR-3-226 forms a trans-enamine intermediate in the KPC-2 active site. The predominant active site interactions are generated via the carbonyl oxygen, which resides in the oxyanion hole, and the carboxyl moiety of PSR-3-226, which interacts with N132, N170, and E166. 3-NPBA and PSR-3-226 are the first {beta}-lactamase inhibitors to be trapped as an acyl-enzyme complex with KPC-2. The structural and inhibitory insights gained here could aid in the design of potent KPC-2 inhibitors.

  14. Potentiometric determination of peroxodisulfuric acid during electrolysis sulfuric acid

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    Fedor Malchik

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Was proposed two potentiometric methods for determining peroxodisulfuric acid during electrolysis of sulfuric acid (potentiometric titration method and direct potentiometry, based on its interaction with a known excess of a solution Fe2+.

  15. Arterial Blood Carbonic Acid Inversely Determines Lactic and Organic Acids

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    Aiken, Christopher Geoffrey Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To establish that arterial blood carbonic acid varies inversely with lactic acid in accordance with bicarbonate exchanging for lactate across cell membranes through the anion exchange mechanism to maintain the Gibbs-Donnan equilibrium.

  16. [Lipid synthesis by an acidic acid tolerant Rhodotorula glutinis].

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    Lin, Zhangnan; Liu, Hongjuan; Zhang, Jian'an; Wang, Gehua

    2016-03-01

    Acetic acid, as a main by-product generated in the pretreatment process of lignocellulose hydrolysis, significantly affects cell growth and lipid synthesis of oleaginous microorganisms. Therefore, we studied the tolerance of Rhodotorula glutinis to acetic acid and its lipid synthesis from substrate containing acetic acid. In the mixed sugar medium containing 6 g/L glucose and 44 g/L xylose, and supplemented with acetic acid, the cell growth was not:inhibited when the acetic acid concentration was below 10 g/L. Compared with the control, the biomass, lipid concentration and lipid content of R. glutinis increased 21.5%, 171% and 122% respectively when acetic acid concentration was 10 g/L. Furthermore, R. glutinis could accumulate lipid with acetate as the sole carbon source. Lipid concentration and lipid yield reached 3.20 g/L and 13% respectively with the initial acetic acid concentration of 25 g/L. The lipid composition was analyzed by gas chromatograph. The main composition of lipid produced with acetic acid was palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid, including 40.9% saturated fatty acids and 59.1% unsaturated fatty acids. The lipid composition was similar to that of plant oil, indicating that lipid from oleaginous yeast R. glutinis had potential as the feedstock of biodiesel production. These results demonstrated that a certain concentration of acetic acid need not to be removed in the detoxification process when using lignocelluloses hydrolysate to produce microbial lipid by R. glutinis. PMID:27349116

  17. Boswellic acid inhibits expression of acid sphingomyelinase in intestinal cells

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    Duan Rui-Dong

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Boswellic acid is a type of triterpenoids with antiinflammatory and antiproliferative properties. Sphingomyelin metabolism generates multiple lipid signals affecting cell proliferation, inflammation, and apoptosis. Upregulation of acid sphingomyelinase (SMase has been found in several inflammation-related diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. Methods The present study is to examine the effect of 3-acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acids (AKBA, a potent boswellic acid, on acid SMase activity and expression in intestinal cells. Both transformed Caco-2 cells and non-transformed Int407 cells were incubated with AKBA. After incubation, the change of acid SMase activity was assayed biochemically, the enzyme protein was examined by Western blot, and acid SMase mRNA was quantified by qPCR. Results We found that AKBA decreased acid SMase activity in both intestinal cell lines in dose and time dependent manners without affecting the secretion of the enzyme to the cell culture medium. The effect of AKBA was more effective in the fetal bovine serum-free culture medium. Among different types of boswellic acid, AKBA was the most potent one. The inhibitory effect on acid SMase activity occurred only in the intact cells but not in cell-free extract in the test tubes. At low concentration, AKBA only decreased the acid SMase activity but not the quantity of the enzyme protein. However, at high concentration, AKBA decreased both the mass of acid SMase protein and the mRNA levels of acid SMase in the cells, as demonstrated by Western blot and qPCR, respectively. Under the concentrations decreasing acid SMase activity, AKBA significantly inhibited cell proliferation. Conclusion We identified a novel inhibitory effect of boswellic acids on acid SMase expression, which may have implications in human diseases and health.

  18. Acetic acid extraction from aqueous solutions using fatty acids

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    IJmker, H.M.; Gramblicka, M.; Kersten, S.R.A.; Ham, van der A.G.J.; Schuur, B.

    2014-01-01

    A major challenge for production of acetic acid via bio-based routes is cost-effective concentration and purification of the acetic acid from the aqueous solutions, for which liquid–liquid extraction is a possible method. A main challenge in extraction of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions is

  19. [Progress in glucaric acid].

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    Qiu, Yuying; Fang, Fang; Du, Guocheng; Chen, Jian

    2015-04-01

    Glucaric acid (GA) is derived from glucose and commonly used in chemical industry. It is also considered as one of the "Top value-added chemicals from biomass" as carbohydrate monomers to produce various synthetic polymers and bioenergy. The demand for GA in food manufacture is increasing. GA has also attracted public attentions due to its therapeutic uses such as regulating hormones, increasing the immune function and reducing the risks of cancers. Currently GA is produced by chemical oxidation. Research on production of GA via microbial synthesis is still at preliminary stage. We reviewed the advances of glucaric acid applications, preparation and quantification methods. The prospects on production of GA by microbial fermentation were also discussed. PMID:26380405

  20. Bacteremia during quinsy and elective tonsillectomy

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    Klug, Tejs Ehlers; Henriksen, Jens-Jacob; Rusan, Maria;

    2012-01-01

    . Ninety-three percent of the isolated strains were sensitive to amoxicillin, and all were sensitive to amoxicillin with clavulanic acid. Discussion: Our results challenge the distinction made by the European Society of Cardiology between elective and quinsy tonsillectomy, with regard to antibiotic...... prophylaxis recommendation only to patients undergoing procedures to treat an established infection. To provide full empiric coverage, including coverage for Staphylococcus aureus, we advocate the use of amoxicillin with clavulanic acid in patients at high risk of infective endocarditis....

  1. Bile acids for viral hepatitis

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    Chen, Weikeng; Liu, J; Gluud, C

    2007-01-01

    Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus has been reached regarding their usefulness.......Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus has been reached regarding their usefulness....

  2. Retinoic acid and cancer treatment

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    Chen, Mei-Chih; Hsu, Shih-Lan; Lin, Ho; Yang, Tsung-Ying

    2014-01-01

    Retinoic acid which belongs to the retinoid class of chemical compounds is an important metabolite of vitamin A in diets. It is currently understood that retinoic acid plays important roles in cell development and differentiation as well as cancer treatment. Lung, prostate, breast, ovarian, bladder, oral, and skin cancers have been demonstrated to be suppressed by retinoic acid. Our results also show that low doses and high doses of retinoic acid may respectively cause cell cycle arrest and a...

  3. Acids and bases solvent effects on acid-base strenght

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    Cox, Brian G

    2013-01-01

    Acids and bases are ubiquitous in chemistry. Our understanding of them, however, is dominated by their behaviour in water. Transfer to non-aqueous solvents leads to profound changes in acid-base strengths and to the rates and equilibria of many processes: for example, synthetic reactions involving acids, bases and nucleophiles; isolation of pharmaceutical actives through salt formation; formation of zwitter- ions in amino acids; and chromatographic separation of substrates. This book seeks to enhance our understanding of acids and bases by reviewing and analysing their behaviour in non-aqueous solvents. The behaviour is related where possible to that in water, but correlations and contrasts between solvents are also presented.

  4. Pantothenic acid biosynthesis in zymomonas

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    Tao, Luan; Tomb, Jean-Francois; Viitanen, Paul V.

    2014-07-01

    Zymomonas is unable to synthesize pantothenic acid and requires this essential vitamin in growth medium. Zymomonas strains transformed with an operon for expression of 2-dehydropantoate reductase and aspartate 1-decarboxylase were able to grow in medium lacking pantothenic acid. These strains may be used for ethanol production without pantothenic acid supplementation in seed culture and fermentation media.

  5. An Umbrella for Acid Rain.

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    Randal, Judith

    1979-01-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded several grants to study effects of and possible solutions to the problem of "acid rain"; pollution from atmospheric nitric and sulfuric acids. The research program is administered through North Carolina State University at Raleigh and will focus on biological effects of acid rain. (JMF)

  6. Self-neutralizing well acidizing

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    Richardson, E.A.; Scheuerman, R.F.

    1974-07-30

    A process for acidizing a subterranean region by contacting it with an acidic solution is improved by dissolving in the solution a pH-increasing reactant that subsequently adjusts the pH of the solution to a selected relatively neutral value. Urea is an example of the acid neutralizer. (10 claims)

  7. Acid Rain Limits Global Warming

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    Will Knight; 张林玲

    2004-01-01

    @@ Acid rain restricts global warming by reducing methane① emissions from natural wetland areas, suggests a global climate study. Acid rain is the result of industrial pollution,which causes rainwater to carry small quantities of acidic compoumds② such as sulphuric and nitric acid③. Contaminated rainwater can upset rivers and lakes, killing fish and other organisms and also damage plants, trees and buildings.

  8. Antibiofilm Properties of Acetic Acid

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    Bjarnsholt, Thomas; Alhede, Morten; Jensen, Peter Østrup;

    2014-01-01

    -negative biofilms using acetic acid both as a liquid and as a dry salt. In addition, we present our clinical experience of acetic acid treatment of chronic wounds. In conclusion, we here present the first comprehensive in vitro and in vivo testing of acetic acid against bacterial biofilms....

  9. Heterogeneous uptake of amines by citric acid and humic acid.

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    Liu, Yongchun; Ma, Qingxin; He, Hong

    2012-10-16

    Heterogeneous uptake of methylamine (MA), dimethylamine (DMA), and trimethylamine (TMA) onto citric acid and humic acid was investigated using a Knudsen cell reactor coupled to a quadrupole mass spectrometer at 298 K. Acid-base reactions between amines and carboxylic acids were confirmed. The observed uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA on citric acid at 298 K were measured to be 7.31 ± 1.13 × 10(-3), 6.65 ± 0.49 × 10(-3), and 5.82 ± 0.68 × 10(-3), respectively, and showed independence of sample mass. The observed uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA on humic acid at 298 K increased linearly with sample mass, and the true uptake coefficients of MA, DMA, and TMA were measured to be 1.26 ± 0.07 × 10(-5), 7.33 ± 0.40 × 10(-6), and 4.75 ± 0.15 × 10(-6), respectively. Citric acid, having stronger acidity, showed a higher reactivity than humic acid for a given amine; while the steric effect of amines was found to govern the reactivity between amines and citric acid or humic acid.

  10. Molecular interaction of pinic acid with sulfuric acid

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    Elm, Jonas; Kurtén, Theo; Bilde, Merete;

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the molecular interactions between the semivolatile α-pinene oxidation product pinic acid and sulfuric acid using computational methods. The stepwise Gibbs free energies of formation have been calculated utilizing the M06-2X functional, and the stability of the clusters is evaluated...... from the corresponding ΔG values. The first two additions of sulfuric acid to pinic acid are found to be favorable with ΔG values of -9.06 and -10.41 kcal/mol. Addition of a third sulfuric acid molecule is less favorable and leads to a structural rearrangement forming a bridged sulfuric acid-pinic acid...... cluster. The involvement of more than one pinic acid molecule in a single cluster is observed to lead to the formation of favorable (pinic acid)2(H2SO4) and (pinic acid)2(H2SO4)2 clusters. The identified most favorable growth paths starting from a single pinic acid molecule lead to closed structures...

  11. Ionic liquid supported acid-catalysed esterification of lauric acid

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    Ionic Liquid (IL) based on 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoro methylsulfonyl)imide (BMI.NTf2) under acidic condition was used as catalyst for the esterification reaction of fatty acid. Various acids namely sulphuric acid, perchloric acid, p-toulene sulphonic acid and various chloride salts such as zinc chloride (ZnCl2) and iron (III) chloride (FeCl3) immobilized in ionic liquid BMI.NTf2 gave acidic ILs. These acidic ILs were tested as catalysts for esterification reactions. Esterification of alcohol (methanol) with fatty acid (lauric acid) using ionic liquid BMI.NTf2 combined with H2SO4 (BMI.NTf2(H2SO4)) gave high activity (>85 %) and selectivity (100 %) observed over a period of 2 hours reaction with reaction temperature 70 degree Celsius. The ester became easily separated due to IL forming biphasic with product after the reaction where ester accumulated as the upper phase and IL with water produced after reaction at lower phase. Catalytic activities comparison also be studied between acidic ionic liquid BMI.NTf2 with acidic ionic liquid ChCl.2ZnCl2 and conventional acid catalyst. These ILs were characterised by using FTIR, NMR and TGA. Results from FTIR were showed no significant difference between ILs with ILs in acidic condition. The TGA curve show BMI.NTf2 thermals decomposition is ≥400 degree Celsius but when BMI.NTf2 combination with H2SO4, TGA curve show weight loss increase and becomes unstable. The advantages of ILs as catalyst are clean process and green chemistry due to its behaviour such as non-volatile, no loss of solvent through evaporation and reduced environmentally impact. This ILs-catalyst system can be recycle for further reaction. (author)

  12. Microbial transformations of isocupressic acid.

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    Lin, S J; Rosazza, J P

    1998-07-01

    Microbial transformations of the labdane-diterpene isocupressic acid (1) with different microorganisms yielded several oxygenated metabolites that were isolated and characterized by MS and NMR spectroscopic analyses. Nocardia aurantia (ATCC 12674) catalyzed the cleavage of the 13,14-double bond to yield a new nor-labdane metabolite, 2. Cunninghamella elegans (-) (NRRL 1393) gave 7beta-hydroxyisocupressic acid (3) and labda-7,13(E)-diene-6beta,15, 17-triol-19-oic acid (4), and Mucor mucedo (ATCC 20094) gave 2alpha-hydroxyisocupressic acid (5) and labda-8(17),14-diene-2alpha, 13-diol-19-oic acid (6).

  13. Invasive cleavage of nucleic acids

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    Prudent, James R.; Hall, Jeff G.; Lyamichev, Victor I.; Brow, Mary Ann D.; Dahlberg, James E.

    1999-01-01

    The present invention relates to means for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences, as well as variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention also relates to methods for forming a nucleic acid cleavage structure on a target sequence and cleaving the nucleic acid cleavage structure in a site-specific manner. The structure-specific nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave the target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.

  14. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammation

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    Calder Philip C.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid gives rise to the eicosanoid family of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, leukotrienes and related metabolites and through these regulates the activities of inflammatory cells, the production of cytokines and the various balances within the immune system. Fish oil and oily fish are good sources of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Consumption of these fatty acids decreases the amount of arachidonic acid in cell membranes and so available for eicosanoid production. Thus, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids act as arachidonic acid antagonists. Components of both natural and acquired immunity, including the production of key inflammatory cytokines, can be affected by n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Although some of the effects of n-3 fatty acids may be brought about by modulation of the amount and types of eicosanoids made, it is possible that these fatty acids might elicit some of their effects by eicosanoid-independent mechanisms. Such n-3 fatty acid-induced effects may be of use as a therapy for acute and chronic inflammation, and for disorders that involve an inappropriately-activated immune response.

  15. Mycophenolic Acid in Silage

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    Schneweis, Isabell; Meyer, Karsten; Hörmansdorfer, Stefan; Bauer, Johann

    2000-01-01

    We examined 233 silage samples and found that molds were present in 206 samples with counts between 1 × 103 and 8.9 × 107 (mean, 4.7 × 106) CFU/g. Mycophenolic acid, a metabolite of Penicillium roqueforti, was detected by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in 74 (32%) of these samples at levels ranging from 20 to 35,000 (mean, 1,400) μg/kg. This compound has well-known immunosuppressive properties, so feeding with contaminated silage may promote the development of infectious diseases in livestock. PMID:10919834

  16. Synthesis of aminoaldonic acids

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    Jørgensen, Christel Thea

    With the aim of synthesising aminoaldonic acids, two 2-acetamido-2-deoxyaldonolactones with D-galacto (6) and D-arabino (11) configuration were prepared from acetylated sugar formazans in analogy with a known procedure. Empolying the same procedure to acetylated sugar phenylhydrazones gave mixtures...... and 82, respectively. The aminolactone 84 was converted into the corresponding amino sugar 89.With the aim of synthesising substrates for the Pictet-Spengler reaction three 4-aldehydo acetamidodideoxytetronolactones 92, 97 and 103 were prepared by periodate cleavage of the corresponding hexonolactones...

  17. Nucleic Acid Vaccines

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    LU Shan

    2004-01-01

    @@ Anew method of immunization was discovered in the early 1990s. Several research groups independently demonstrated that direct inoculation of DNA plasmids coding for a specific protein antigen could elicit immune responses against that antigen[1-4].Since in theory the mRNA molecules also have the potential to be translated into the protein antigen, this vaccination approach was officially named by WHO as the nucleic acid vaccination even though the term DNA vaccine has been used more commonly in the literature. This novel approach is considered the fourth generation of vaccines after live attenuated vaccines, killed or inactivated vaccines and recombinant protein based subunit vaccines.

  18. Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Phenyl Acetic Acid and Dl-Mandelic Acid by Permanganate in Acid Medium

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    B. Syama Sundar; P.S.Radhakrishna murti

    2014-01-01

    Kinetics of oxidation of phenyl acetic acid and DL- Mandelic acid by potassium permanganate in aqueous acetic acid and perchloric acid mixture reveals that the kinetic orders are first order in oxidant, first order in H+ and zero order in substrate for phenyl acetic acid. DL-Mandelic acid exhibits first order in oxidant and zero order in substrate. The results are rationalised by a mechanism involving intermediate formation of mandelic acid in case of Phenyl acetic acid and ester formation wi...

  19. Growth of nitric acid hydrates on thin sulfuric acid films

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    Iraci, Laura T.; Middlebrook, Ann M.; Wilson, Margaret A.; Tolbert, Margaret A.

    1994-05-01

    Type I polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are thought to nucleate and grow on stratospheric sulfate aerosols (SSAs). To model this system, thin sulfuric acid films were exposed to water and nitric acid vapors (1 - 3 × 10-4 Torr H2O and 1 - 2.5 × 10-6 Torr HNO3) and subjected to cooling and heating cycles. FTIR spectroscopy was used to probe the phase of the sulfuric acid and to identify the HNO3/H2O films that condensed. Nitric acid trihydrate (NAT) was observed to grow on crystalline sulfuric acid tetrahydrate (SAT) films. NAT also condensed in/on supercooled H2SO4 films without causing crystallization of the sulfuric acid. This growth is consistent with NAT nucleation from ternary solutions as the first step in PSC formation.

  20. Caro's acid - its introduction to uranium acid leaching in Australia

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    After extensive testing and plant trials to establish the benefits of Caro's acid (H2SO5) as an alternative oxidant, Queensland Mines Limited decided to replace pyrolusite with Caro's acid in its acid leach uranium treatment plant at Nabarlek. The decision was based on the reagent savings and environmental gains associated with the removal of manganese from the process liquors, as well as the labour savings and improved oxidation reduction potential control possible in leaching using the Caro's acid system. Some changes in operating parameters were necessary with the introduction of Caro's acid to the treatment plant. Operating results have confirmed the relationship between oxidant demand and uranium content of ore established during the trials. Acid savings have been as predicted from the plant trials. The major saving has been of hydrated lime required for tailings neutralisation

  1. Solid acid catalysis from fundamentals to applications

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    Hattori, Hideshi

    2014-01-01

    IntroductionTypes of solid acid catalystsAdvantages of solid acid catalysts Historical overviews of solid acid catalystsFuture outlookSolid Acids CatalysisDefinition of acid and base -Brnsted acid and Lewis acid-Acid sites on surfacesAcid strengthRole of acid sites in catalysisBifunctional catalysisPore size effect on catalysis -shape selectivity-Characterization of Solid Acid Catalysts Indicator methodTemperature programmed desorption (TPD) of ammoniaCalorimetry of adsorption of basic moleculesInfrare

  2. Molar extinction coefficients of some fatty acids

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    Sandhu, G.K.; Singh, K.; Lark, B.S.;

    2002-01-01

    The attenuation of gamma rays in some fatty acids, viz. formic acid (CH2O2), acetic acid (C2H4O2), propionic acid (C3H6O2), butyric acid (C4H8O2), n-hexanoic acid (C6H12O2), n-caprylic acid (C8H16O2), lauric acid (C12H24O2), myristic acid (C14H28O2), palmitic acid (C16H32O2), oleic acid (C18H34O2...

  3. Therapeutic targeting of bile acids

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    Gores, Gregory J.

    2015-01-01

    The first objectives of this article are to review the structure, chemistry, and physiology of bile acids and the types of bile acid malabsorption observed in clinical practice. The second major theme addresses the classical or known properties of bile acids, such as the role of bile acid sequestration in the treatment of hyperlipidemia; the use of ursodeoxycholic acid in therapeutics, from traditional oriental medicine to being, until recently, the drug of choice in cholestatic liver diseases; and the potential for normalizing diverse bowel dysfunctions in irritable bowel syndrome, either by sequestering intraluminal bile acids for diarrhea or by delivering more bile acids to the colon to relieve constipation. The final objective addresses novel concepts and therapeutic opportunities such as the interaction of bile acids and the microbiome to control colonic infections, as in Clostridium difficile-associated colitis, and bile acid targeting of the farnesoid X receptor and G protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 with consequent effects on energy expenditure, fat metabolism, and glycemic control. PMID:26138466

  4. Synthesis of stearic acid triethanolamine ester over solid acid catalysts

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    Tao Geng; Qiu Xiao Li; Ya Jie Jiang; Wei Wang

    2010-01-01

    The synthesis of stearic acid triethanolamine ester over solid acid catalysts was investigated.The results showed that the catalytic activity and selectivity of zirconium sulfate supported on SBA-15(6)(pore diameter 6 nm)is better than that of commonly used hypophosphorous acid,zirconium sulfate supported on MCM-41 and zirconium sulfate supported on SBA-15(9)(pore diameter 9 nm).

  5. Bile acid interactions with cholangiocytes

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    Xuefeng Xia; Heather Francis; Shannon Glaser; Gianfranco Alpini; Gene LeSage

    2006-01-01

    Cholangiocytes are exposed to high concentrations of bile acids at their apical membrane. A selective transporter for bile acids, the Apical Sodium Bile Acid Cotransporter (ASBT) (also referred to as Ibat; gene name Slc10a2)is localized on the cholangiocyte apical membrane. On the basolateral membrane, four transport systems have been identified (t-ASBT, multidrug resistance (MDR)3,an unidentified anion exchanger system and organic solute transporter (Ost) heteromeric transporter, OstαOstβ. Together, these transporters unidirectionally move bile acids from ductal bile to the circulation. Bile acids absorbed by cholangiocytes recycle via the peribiliaryplexus back to hepatocytes for re-secretion into bile.This recycling of bile acids between hepatocytes and cholangiocytes is referred to as the cholehepatic shunt pathway. Recent studies suggest that the cholehepatic shunt pathway may contribute in overall hepatobiliary transport of bile acids and to the adaptation to chronic cholestasis due to extrahepatic obstruction. ASBT is acutely regulated by an adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cAMP)-dependent translocation to the apical membrane and by phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination and proteasome degradation. ASBT is chronically regulated by changes in gene expression in response to biliary bile acid concentration and inflammatory cytokines.Another potential function of cholangiocyte ASBT is to allow cholangiocytes to sample biliary bile acids in order to activate intracellular signaling pathways. Bile acids trigger changes in intracellular calcium, protein kinase C (PKC), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), mitogenactivated protein (MAP) kinase and extracellular signalregulated protein kinase (ERK) intracellular signals.Bile acids significantly alter cholangiocyte secretion,proliferation and survival. Different bile acids have differential effects on cholangiocyte intracellular signals,and in some instances trigger opposing effects on cholangiocyte secretion

  6. Molecular Simulation of Naphthenic Acid Removal on Acidic Catalyst Ⅱ. Experimental results of catalytic decarboxylation over acidic catalysts

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    Fu Xiaoqin; Tian Songbai; Hou Shuandi; Longjun; Wang Xieqing

    2008-01-01

    The energy barriers of thermal decarboxylation reactions of petroleum acids and catalytic decarboxylation reactions of Br(o)nsted acid and Lewis acid were analyzed using molecular simulation technology.Compared with thermal decarboxylation reactions of petroleum acids, the decarboxylation reactions by acid catalysts were easier to occur. The decarboxylaton effect by Lewis acid was better than Br(o)nsted acid. The mechanisms of catalytic decarboxylation over acid catalyst were also verified by experiments on a fixed bed and a fluidized bed, the experimental results showed that the rate of acid removal could reach up to 97% over the acidic catalyst at a temperature above 400℃.

  7. Kojic acid in organic synthesis

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    ZIRAK, MARYAM; Eftekhari-Sis, Bagher

    2015-01-01

    The reactions of kojic acid in organic synthesis are reviewed. The aim of this review is to cover the literature up to the end of 2014, showing the distribution of publications involving kojic acid chemistry in the synthesis of various pyrone containing compounds, pyridine and pyridone heterocycles, and also other organic compounds. First, introductory text about the preparation, biological, and industrial applications, and the chemical properties of kojic acid is given. Then its uses in orga...

  8. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Children

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    Lee, Ji-Hyuk

    2013-01-01

    Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are the major components of brain and retina, and are the essential fatty acids with important physiologically active functions. Thus, PUFAs should be provided to children, and are very important in the brain growth and development for fetuses, newborn infants, and children. Omega-3 fatty acids decrease coronary artery disease and improve blood flow. PUFAs have been known to have anti-inflammatory action and improved the chronic inflammation such as auto-im...

  9. Fatty acid biosynthesis in actinomycetes

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    Gago, Gabriela; Diacovich, Lautaro; Arabolaza, Ana; Tsai, Shiou-Chuan; Gramajo, Hugo

    2011-01-01

    All organisms that produce fatty acids do so via a repeated cycle of reactions. In mammals and other animals, these reactions are catalyzed by a type I fatty acid synthase (FAS), a large multifunctional protein to which the growing chain is covalently attached. In contrast, most bacteria (and plants) contain a type II system in which each reaction is catalyzed by a discrete protein. The pathway of fatty acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli is well established and has provided a foundation fo...

  10. [Hydrofluoric acid poisoning: case report].

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    Cortina, Tatiana Judith; Ferrero, Hilario Andrés

    2013-01-01

    Hydrofluoric acid is a highly dangerous substance with industrial and domestically appliances. Clinical manifestations of poisoning depend on exposure mechanism, acid concentration and exposed tissue penetrability. Gastrointestinal tract symptoms do not correlate with injury severity. Patients with history of hydrofluoric acid ingestion should undergo an endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Intoxication requires immediate intervention because systemic toxicity can take place. We present a 5 year old girl who accidentally swallowed 5 ml of 20% hydrofluoric acid. We performed gastrointestinal tract endoscopy post ingestion, which revealed erythematous esophagus and stomach with erosive lesions. Two months later, same study was performed and revealed esophagus and stomach normal mucous membrane.

  11. Preparation and characterization Al3+-bentonite Turen Malang for esterification fatty acid (palmitic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid)

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    Abdulloh, Abdulloh; Aminah, Nanik Siti; Triyono, Mudasir, Trisunaryanti, Wega

    2016-03-01

    Catalyst preparation and characterization of Al3+-bentonite for esterification of palmitic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid has been done. Al3+-bentonite catalyst was prepared from natural bentonite of Turen Malang through cation exchange reaction using AlCl3 solution. The catalysts obtained were characterized by XRD, XRF, pyridine-FTIR and surface area analyser using the BET method. Catalyst activity test of Al3+-bentonite for esterification reaction was done at 65°C using molar ratio of metanol-fatty acid of 30:1 and 0.25 g of Al3+-bentonite catalyst for the period of ½, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 hours. Based on the characterization results, the Al3+-bentonite Turen Malang catalyst has a d-spacing of 15.63 Ǻ, acid sites of Brönsted and Lewis respectively of 230.79 µmol/g and 99.39 µmol/g, surface area of 507.3 m2/g and the average of radius pore of 20.09 Å. GC-MS analysis results of the oil phase after esterification reaction showed the formation of biodiesel (FAME: Fatty acid methyl ester), namely methyl palmitate, methyl oleate and methyl linoleate. The number of conversions resulted in esterification reaction using Al3+-bentonite Turen Malang catalyst was 74.61%, 37.75%, and 20, 93% for the esterification of palmitic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid respectively.

  12. ACETIC ACID AND A BUFFER

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    2009-01-01

    The present invention relates to a composition comprising : a) 0.01-20% wt/wt acetic acid and b) a physiologically tolerable buffer capable of maintaining acetic acid at a pH in the range of 2-7; and use of such a composition as an antimicrobial agent.......The present invention relates to a composition comprising : a) 0.01-20% wt/wt acetic acid and b) a physiologically tolerable buffer capable of maintaining acetic acid at a pH in the range of 2-7; and use of such a composition as an antimicrobial agent....

  13. Molecular structural studies of lichen substances II: atranorin, gyrophoric acid, fumarprotocetraric acid, rhizocarpic acid, calycin, pulvinic dilactone and usnic acid

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    Edwards, Howell G. M.; Newton, Emma M.; Wynn-Williams, David D.

    2003-06-01

    The FT-Raman and infrared vibrational spectra of some important lichen compounds from two metabolic pathways are characterised. Key biomolecular marker bands have been suggested for the spectroscopic identification of atranorin, gyrophoric acid, fumarprotocetraric acid rhizocarpic acid, calycin, pulvinic dilactone and usnic acid. A spectroscopic protocol has been defined for the detection of these molecules in organisms subjected to environmental stresses such as UV-radiation exposure, desiccation and low temperatures. Use of the protocol will be made for the assessment of survival strategies used by stress-tolerant lichens in Antarctic cold deserts.

  14. Peptide Nucleic Acids Having Amino Acid Side Chains

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    1998-01-01

    A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary DNA and RNA strands more strongly than the corresponding DNA or RNA strands, and exhibit increased sequence specificity and solubility. The peptide nucleic acids comprise ligands selected from a group consisting of nat...

  15. Fatty Acid Desaturases, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Regulation, and Biotechnological Advances

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    Je Min Lee

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs are considered to be critical nutrients to regulate human health and development, and numerous fatty acid desaturases play key roles in synthesizing PUFAs. Given the lack of delta-12 and -15 desaturases and the low levels of conversion to PUFAs, humans must consume some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diet. Many studies on fatty acid desaturases as well as PUFAs have shown that fatty acid desaturase genes are closely related to different human physiological conditions. Since the first front-end desaturases from cyanobacteria were cloned, numerous desaturase genes have been identified and animals and plants have been genetically engineered to produce PUFAs such as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. Recently, a biotechnological approach has been used to develop clinical treatments for human physiological conditions, including cancers and neurogenetic disorders. Thus, understanding the functions and regulation of PUFAs associated with human health and development by using biotechnology may facilitate the engineering of more advanced PUFA production and provide new insights into the complexity of fatty acid metabolism.

  16. Carbonic Acid Retreatment of Biomass

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    2003-06-01

    This project sought to address six objectives, outlined below. The objectives were met through the completion of ten tasks. (1) Solidify the theoretical understanding of the binary CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2}O system at reaction temperatures and pressures. The thermodynamics of pH prediction have been improved to include a more rigorous treatment of non-ideal gas phases. However it was found that experimental attempts to confirm theoretical pH predictions were still off by a factor of about 1.8 pH units. Arrhenius experiments were carried out and the activation energy for carbonic acid appears to be substantially similar to sulfuric acid. Titration experiments have not yet confirmed or quantified the buffering or acid suppression effects of carbonic acid on biomass. (2) Modify the carbonic acid pretreatment severity function to include the effect of endogenous acid formation and carbonate buffering, if necessary. It was found that the existing severity functions serve adequately to account for endogenous acid production and carbonate effects. (3) Quantify the production of soluble carbohydrates at different reaction conditions and severity. Results show that carbonic acid has little effect on increasing soluble carbohydrate concentrations for pretreated aspen wood, compared to pretreatment with water alone. This appears to be connected to the release of endogenous acids by the substrate. A less acidic substrate such as corn stover would derive benefit from the use of carbonic acid. (4) Quantify the production of microbial inhibitors at selected reaction conditions and severity. It was found that the release of inhibitors was correlated to reaction severity and that carbonic acid did not appear to increase or decrease inhibition compared to pretreatment with water alone. (5) Assess the reactivity to enzymatic hydrolysis of material pretreated at selected reaction conditions and severity. Enzymatic hydrolysis rates increased with severity, but no advantage was detected for

  17. Carbonic Acid Pretreatment of Biomass

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    G. Peter van Walsum; Kemantha Jayawardhana; Damon Yourchisin; Robert McWilliams; Vanessa Castleberry

    2003-05-31

    This project sought to address six objectives, outlined below. The objectives were met through the completion of ten tasks. 1) Solidify the theoretical understanding of the binary CO2/H2O system at reaction temperatures and pressures. The thermodynamics of pH prediction have been improved to include a more rigorous treatment of non-ideal gas phases. However it was found that experimental attempts to confirm theoretical pH predictions were still off by a factor of about 1.8 pH units. Arrhenius experiments were carried out and the activation energy for carbonic acid appears to be substantially similar to sulfuric acid. Titration experiments have not yet confirmed or quantified the buffering or acid suppression effects of carbonic acid on biomass. 2) Modify the carbonic acid pretreatment severity function to include the effect of endogenous acid formation and carbonate buffering, if necessary. It was found that the existing severity functions serve adequately to account for endogenous acid production and carbonate effects. 3) Quantify the production of soluble carbohydrates at different reaction conditions and severity. Results show that carbonic acid has little effect on increasing soluble carbohydrate concentrations for pretreated aspen wood, compared to pretreatment with water alone. This appears to be connected to the release of endogenous acids by the substrate. A less acidic substrate such as corn stover would derive benefit from the use of carbonic acid. 4) Quantify the production of microbial inhibitors at selected reaction conditions and severity. It was found that the release of inhibitors was correlated to reaction severity and that carbonic acid did not appear to increase or decrease inhibition compared to pretreatment with water alone. 5) Assess the reactivity to enzymatic hydrolysis of material pretreated at selected reaction conditions and severity. Enzymatic hydrolysis rates increased with severity, but no advantage was detected for the use of carbonic

  18. Amino acids in Arctic aerosols

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    E. Scalabrin

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Amino acids are significant components of atmospheric aerosols, affecting organic nitrogen input to marine ecosystems, atmospheric radiation balance, and the global water cycle. The wide range of amino acid reactivities suggest that amino acids may serve as markers of atmospheric transport and deposition of particles. Despite this potential, few measurements have been conducted in remote areas to assess amino acid concentrations and potential sources. Polar regions offer a unique opportunity to investigate atmospheric processes and to conduct source apportionment studies of such compounds. In order to better understand the importance of amino acid compounds in the global atmosphere, we determined free amino acids (FAAs in seventeen size-segregated aerosol samples collected in a polar station in the Svalbard Islands from 19 April until 14 September 2010. We used an HPLC coupled with a tandem mass spectrometer (ESI-MS/MS to analyze 20 amino acids to quantify compounds at fmol m−3 levels. Mean total FAA concentration was 1070 fmol m−3 where serine and glycine were the most abundant compounds in almost all samples and accounted for 45–60% of the total amino acid relative abundance. The other eighteen compounds had average concentrations between 0.3 and 98 fmol m−3. The higher amino acid concentrations were present in the ultrafine aerosol fraction (<0.49 μm and accounted for the majority of the total amino acid content. Local marine sources dominate the boreal summer amino acid concentrations, with the exception of the regional input from Icelandic volcanics.

  19. Ghrelin and gastric acid secretion

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    Koji Yakabi; Junichi Kawashima; Shingo Kato

    2008-01-01

    Ghrelin, a novel growth hormone-releasing peptide, was originally isolated from rat and human stomach. Ghrelin has been known to increase the secretion of growth hormone (GH), food intake, and body weight gain when administered peripherally or centrally. Ghrelin is also known to stimulate the gastric motility and the secretion of gastric acid. In the previous studies, the action of ghrelin on acid secretion was shown to be as strong as that of histamine and gastrin in-vivo experiment. In the studies, the mechanism for the action of ghrelin was also investigated. It was shown that vagotomy completely inhibited the action of ghrelin on the secretion of gastric acid suggesting that vagal nerve is involved in the mechanism for the action of ghrelin on acid secretion. As famotidine did not inhibit ghrelin-in-duced acid secretion in the study by Masuda et al, they concluded that histamine was not involved in the action of ghrelin on acid secretion. However, we have shown that famotidine completely inhibited ghrelin-induced acid secretion and histidine decarboxylase (HDC) mRNA was increased in gastric mucosa by ghrelin injection which is inhibited by vagotomy Our results indicate that histamine is involved in the action of ghrelin on acid secretion. Furthermore synergistic action of gastrin and ghrelin on gastric add secretion was shown. Although gastrin has important roles in postprandial secretion of gastric acid, ghrelin may be related to acid secretion during fasting period or at night. However, further studies are needed to elucidate the physiological role of ghrelin in acid secretion.

  20. Origin of nucleic acids

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    The appearance of nucleic acids is the first event after the birth of membranes which made it possible to assure the perenniality of information. The complexity of these molecules has led some scientists to propose that they were not prebiotic but rather derived a more simple and achiral primitive ancestor. This hypothesis suggests that ribose possesses properties that allowed the formation of certain polysaccharides which evolved to RNA. The first step of the hypothesis is the selection and concentration of ribofuranose. This sugar has chelating properties and its alpha-ribofuranose is favoured in the chelating position. The density of the sugar with a heavy cation is greater than water and thus the complex can escape the UV radiation at the surface of the ocean. The particularity of ribose is to be able to form a homochiral regular array of these basic chelating structures with pyrophosphite. These arrays evolve towards the formation of polysaccharides (poly ribose phosphate) which have a very organized structure. These polysaccharides in turn evolve to RNA by binding of adenine and deoxyguanine which are HCN derivatives that can react with the polysaccharides. The primitive RNA is methylated and oxidized to form prebiotic RNA with adenosine, cytidine, 7methyl-guanosine and ribothymidine as nucleic bases. The pathway of biosynthesis of DNA form RNA will be studied. I suggest that the appearance of DNA results form the interaction between prebiotic double stranded RNA and proteins. DNA could be a product of RNA degradation by proteins. The catabolism of RNA to DNA requires a source of free radicals, protons and hydrides. RNA cannot produce free radicals, which are provided by the phenol group of the amino acid tyrosien. Protons are provided by the medium and hydrides are provided by 7-methyl-guanosine which can fix hydrides coming from hydrogen gas and donate them for the transformation of a riboside to a deoxyriboside. This pathway suggests that DNA appeared at

  1. Folic Acid: Data and Statistics

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    ... acid fortification in the United States Recently, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a new study looking at the costs ... acid fortification and spina bifida in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. January 2016 [epub ahead of print]. Related Links ...

  2. Omega-3 fatty acids (image)

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    Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat that the body derives from food. Omega-3s (and omega- ... fish including tuna, salmon, and mackerel. Other important omega 3 fatty acids are found in dark green leafy vegetables, flaxseed ...

  3. Acid Rain: The Scientific Challenge.

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    Godfrey, Paul J.

    1991-01-01

    Documents the workings and findings of the Massachusetts Acid Rain Monitoring Project, which has pooled the volunteer efforts of more than 1,000 amateur and professional scientists since 1983. Reports on the origins of air pollution, the prediction of acid rain, and its effects on both water life and land resources. (JJK)

  4. Acid Rain: An Educational Opportunity?

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    Marion, James I.

    1984-01-01

    Deals with how educators can handle the subject of acid rain; illustrates suggestions with experiences of grade nine students visiting Frost Valley Environmental Education Center (Oliverea, New York) to learn scientific concepts through observation of outdoor phenomena, including a stream; and discusses acid rain, pH levels, and pollution control…

  5. Acid Rain: What's the Forecast?

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    Bybee, Rodger

    1984-01-01

    Discusses various types of acid rain, considered to be a century-old problem. Topics include: wet and dry deposition, effects on a variety of environments, ecosystems subject to detrimental effects, and possible solutions to the problem. A list of recommended resources on acid rain is provided. (BC)

  6. Bile acids for viral hepatitis

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    Chen, Weikeng; Liu, J; Gluud, C

    2003-01-01

    The viral hepatitides are common causes of liver diseases globally. Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus was reached regarding their usefulness.......The viral hepatitides are common causes of liver diseases globally. Trials have assessed bile acids for patients with viral hepatitis, but no consensus was reached regarding their usefulness....

  7. Cocrystals of fenamic acids with nicotinamide

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    Fábián, László; Hamill, Noel; Eccles, Kevin S; Moynihan, Humphrey A; Maguire, Anita R.; McCausland, Linda; Lawrence, Simon E.

    2011-01-01

    Cocrystal formation between nicotinamide and five fenamic acid derivative drugs (flufenamic acid, niflumic tolfenamic acid, mefenamic acid and meclofenamic acid) was investigated using solution-based and solid-state preparation methods. It was anticipated that the well-known acid-aromatic nitrogen heterosynthon would provide a sufficient driving force for cocrystallization. The experiments yielded cocrystals with four of the five acids. Although the structures of these molecules are similar, ...

  8. Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Phenyl Acetic Acid and Dl-Mandelic Acid by Permanganate in Acid Medium

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    B.Syama Sundar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Kinetics of oxidation of phenyl acetic acid and DL- Mandelic acid by potassium permanganate in aqueous acetic acid and perchloric acid mixture reveals that the kinetic orders are first order in oxidant, first order in H+ and zero order in substrate for phenyl acetic acid. DL-Mandelic acid exhibits first order in oxidant and zero order in substrate. The results are rationalised by a mechanism involving intermediate formation of mandelic acid in case of Phenyl acetic acid and ester formation with Mn (VII in case of DL-Mandelic acid. The following order of reactivity is observed: DL-Mandelic acid > Phenyl acetic acid. The high reactivity of DL-Mandelic acid over phenyl acetic acid may be due to different mechanisms operating with the two substrates and benzaldehyde is the final product in both the cases.

  9. N-(3-Nitrophenylmaleamic acid

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    B. Thimme Gowda

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C10H8N2O5, the molecule is slightly distorted from planarity. The molecular structure is stabilized by two intramolecular hydrogen bonds. The first is a short O—H...O hydrogen bond (H...O distance = 1.57 Å within the maleamic acid unit and the second is a C—H...O hydrogen bond (H...O distance = 2.24 Å which connects the amide group with the benzene ring. The nitro group is twisted by 6.2 (2° out of the plane of the benzene ring. The crystal structure manifests a variety of hydrogen bonding. The packing is dominated by a strong intermolecular N—H...O interaction which links the molecules into chains running along the b axis. The chains within a plane are further assembled by three additional types of intermolecular C—H...O hydrogen bonds to form a sheet parallel to the (overline{1}01 plane.

  10. Microfluidics in amino acid analysis.

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    Pumera, Martin

    2007-07-01

    Microfluidic devices have been widely used to derivatize, separate, and detect amino acids employing many different strategies. Virtually zero-dead volume interconnections and fast mass transfer in small volume microchannels enable dramatic increases in on-chip derivatization reaction speed, while only minute amounts of sample and reagent are needed. Due to short channel path, fast subsecond separations can be carried out. With sophisticated miniaturized detectors, the whole analytical process can be integrated on one platform. This article reviews developments of lab-on-chip technology in amino acid analysis, it shows important design features such as sample preconcentration, precolumn and postcolumn amino acid derivatization, and unlabeled and labeled amino acid detection with focus on advanced designs. The review also describes important biomedical and space exploration applications of amino acid analysis on microfluidic devices. PMID:17542043

  11. Molten fatty acid based microemulsions.

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    Noirjean, Cecile; Testard, Fabienne; Dejugnat, Christophe; Jestin, Jacques; Carriere, David

    2016-06-21

    We show that ternary mixtures of water (polar phase), myristic acid (MA, apolar phase) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB, cationic surfactant) studied above the melting point of myristic acid allow the preparation of microemulsions without adding a salt or a co-surfactant. The combination of SANS, SAXS/WAXS, DSC, and phase diagram determination allows a complete characterization of the structures and interactions between components in the molten fatty acid based microemulsions. For the different structures characterized (microemulsion, lamellar or hexagonal phases), a similar thermal behaviour is observed for all ternary MA/CTAB/water monophasic samples and for binary MA/CTAB mixtures without water: crystalline myristic acid melts at 52 °C, and a thermal transition at 70 °C is assigned to the breaking of hydrogen bounds inside the mixed myristic acid/CTAB complex (being the surfactant film in the ternary system). Water determines the film curvature, hence the structures observed at high temperature, but does not influence the thermal behaviour of the ternary system. Myristic acid is partitioned in two "species" that behave independently: pure myristic acid and myristic acid associated with CTAB to form an equimolar complex that plays the role of the surfactant film. We therefore show that myristic acid plays the role of a solvent (oil) and a co-surfactant allowing the fine tuning of the structure of oil and water mixtures. This solvosurfactant behaviour of long chain fatty acid opens the way for new formulations with a complex structure without the addition of any extra compound. PMID:27241163

  12. Pentadecanoic and Heptadecanoic Acids: Multifaceted Odd-Chain Fatty Acids.

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    Pfeuffer, Maria; Jaudszus, Anke

    2016-07-01

    The odd-chain fatty acids (OCFAs) pentadecanoic acid (15:0) and heptadecanoic acid (17:0), which account for only a small proportion of total saturated fatty acids in milk fat and ruminant meat, are accepted biomarkers of dairy fat intake. However, they can also be synthesized endogenously, for example, from gut-derived propionic acid (3:0). A number of studies have shown an inverse association between OCFA concentrations in human plasma phospholipids or RBCs and risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We propose a possible involvement in metabolic regulation from the assumption that there is a link between 15:0 and 17:0 and the metabolism of other short-chain, medium-chain, and longer-chain OCFAs. The OCFAs 15:0 and 17:0 can be elongated to very-long-chain FAs (VLCFAs) such as tricosanoic acid (23:0) and pentacosanoic acid (25:0) in glycosphingolipids, particularly found in brain tissue, or can be derived from these VLCFAs. Their chains can be shortened, yielding propionyl-coenzyme A (CoA). Propionyl-CoA, by succinyl-CoA, can replenish the citric acid cycle (CAC) with anaplerotic intermediates and, thus, improve mitochondrial energy metabolism. Mitochondrial function is compromised in a number of disorders and may be impaired with increasing age. Optimizing anaplerotic intermediate availability for the CAC may help to cope with demands in times of increased metabolic stress and with aging. OCFAs may serve as substrates for synthesis of both odd-numbered VLCFAs and propionyl-CoA or store away excess propionic acid.

  13. Pentadecanoic and Heptadecanoic Acids: Multifaceted Odd-Chain Fatty Acids.

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    Pfeuffer, Maria; Jaudszus, Anke

    2016-07-01

    The odd-chain fatty acids (OCFAs) pentadecanoic acid (15:0) and heptadecanoic acid (17:0), which account for only a small proportion of total saturated fatty acids in milk fat and ruminant meat, are accepted biomarkers of dairy fat intake. However, they can also be synthesized endogenously, for example, from gut-derived propionic acid (3:0). A number of studies have shown an inverse association between OCFA concentrations in human plasma phospholipids or RBCs and risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We propose a possible involvement in metabolic regulation from the assumption that there is a link between 15:0 and 17:0 and the metabolism of other short-chain, medium-chain, and longer-chain OCFAs. The OCFAs 15:0 and 17:0 can be elongated to very-long-chain FAs (VLCFAs) such as tricosanoic acid (23:0) and pentacosanoic acid (25:0) in glycosphingolipids, particularly found in brain tissue, or can be derived from these VLCFAs. Their chains can be shortened, yielding propionyl-coenzyme A (CoA). Propionyl-CoA, by succinyl-CoA, can replenish the citric acid cycle (CAC) with anaplerotic intermediates and, thus, improve mitochondrial energy metabolism. Mitochondrial function is compromised in a number of disorders and may be impaired with increasing age. Optimizing anaplerotic intermediate availability for the CAC may help to cope with demands in times of increased metabolic stress and with aging. OCFAs may serve as substrates for synthesis of both odd-numbered VLCFAs and propionyl-CoA or store away excess propionic acid. PMID:27422507

  14. Biophysical properties of phenyl succinic acid derivatised hyaluronic acid

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    Neves-Petersen, Maria Teresa; Klitgaard, Søren; Skovsen, Esben;

    2010-01-01

    Modification of hyaluronic acid (HA) with aryl succinic anhydrides results in new biomedical properties of HA as compared to non-modified HA, such as more efficient skin penetration, stronger binding to the skin, and the ability to blend with hydrophobic materials. In the present study, hyaluronic...... acid has been derivatised with the anhydride form of phenyl succinic acid (PheSA). The fluorescence of PheSA was efficiently quenched by the HA matrix. HA also acted as a singlet oxygen scavenger. Fluorescence lifetime(s) of PheSA in solution and when attached to the HA matrix has been monitored...

  15. Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid in Rats

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    KANAZAWA, Akio; TESHIMA, Shin-ichi; TOKIWA, Shigeru; IMATANAKA, Nobuya; カナザワ, アキオ; テシマ, シンイチ; トキワ, シゲル; イマタナカ, ノブヤ; 金沢, 昭夫; 手島, 新一; 常盤, 繁; 今田中, 伸哉

    1984-01-01

    Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) methylesters (ME) were preparedfrom a squid-liver oil and their hypocholesterolemic activities examined with rats. The supplementof 0.3% EPA-ME to the diet containing 1.0% cholesterol and 4.0% butter as lipids reduced a serum-cholesterollevel markedly, whereas DHA-ME gave almost no effect on the serum-cholesterol level.Both EPA-ME and DHA-ME reduced the liver-cholesterol level as effectively as linoleic acid did.The supplement of smal...

  16. Analytical application of aminohydroxamic acids

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    Anthranilic hydroxamic acid was prepared by coupling of methylanthranilate (prepared by esterification of anthranilic acid with methyl alcohol using the fisher-speir method) with freshly prepared hydroxylamine. The lignad was characterized by the usual reaction of hydroxamic acid with acidic V(V) and Fe(III) solutions that gives blood-red colour in amyl alcohol and deep-violet colour in aqueous solution, respectively. The absorbance of Fe(III)-hydroxamic acids complexes increases with increase of pH. In this study, the effect of pH on the absorbance of Fe(III)-anthranilic hydroxamic acid was in accordance with this trend. The maximum absorbance was obtained at pH 5.0 at maximum wavelength of 482 nm. For Cu(II)-anthranilic hydroxamic acid complex, the use of acidic basic pH lead to precipitation of Cu(II)-ligand complex. But when using buffer pH (acetic acid/sodium acetate) a clear green colour of Cu(II)-ligand complex was obtained. The maximum wavelength of 390 nm. V(V)-anthranilic hydroxamic acid complex was extracted in acidic medium in amyl alcohol at pH 2.0 because in aqueous solution V(V)-anthranilic hydroxamic acid complex has not clear colour. It was observed the the maximum extraction in acidic medium decrease sharply with the increasing of pH value. The maximum wavelength for maximum absorbance was recorded at 472 nm. V(V) interfered with determination of Fe(III)) above concentration of 2 ppm, whereas Cu(II) interferes slightly with the determination of Fe(III) ions even at a high concentration of the Cu(II) ions. Both Cu(II) and Ni(II) do not interfere with the determination of V(V) ions even at high concentrations, Fe(III) ion produced slight interference, while Mo(VI) ions have a pronounced interference. Both V(V) and Fe(III) ions interfered markedly with the determination of Cu(II) ions, and made impractical under conditions. However, the calibration curves for the three metal ions produced a practical linear dynamic range.(Author)

  17. The Property and Application of Arachidonic Acid

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    王相勤; 姚建铭; 袁成凌; 王纪; 余增亮

    2002-01-01

    Arachidonic acid (AA) is one of the most important PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in human body. A high-yield arachidonic acid-producing strain (mortierella alpina) was selected by ion implantation (the relative content of arachidonic acid is 70.2% among all fatty acids). This paper mainly introduced the structure, distribution, source, physiologic healthcare function and application of AA.

  18. Cycloadditions for Studying Nucleic Acids.

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    Kath-Schorr, Stephanie

    2016-02-01

    Cycloaddition reactions for site-specific or global modification of nucleic acids have enabled the preparation of a plethora of previously inaccessible DNA and RNA constructs for structural and functional studies on naturally occurring nucleic acids, the assembly of nucleic acid nanostructures, therapeutic applications, and recently, the development of novel aptamers. In this chapter, recent progress in nucleic acid functionalization via a range of different cycloaddition (click) chemistries is presented. At first, cycloaddition/click chemistries already used for modifying nucleic acids are summarized, ranging from the well-established copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition reaction to copper free methods, such as the strain-promoted azide-alkyne cycloaddition, tetrazole-based photoclick chemistry and the inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction between strained alkenes and tetrazine derivatives. The subsequent sections contain selected applications of nucleic acid functionalization via click chemistry; in particular, site-specific enzymatic labeling in vitro, either via DNA and RNA recognizing enzymes or by introducing unnatural base pairs modified for click reactions. Further sections report recent progress in metabolic labeling and fluorescent detection of DNA and RNA synthesis in vivo, click nucleic acid ligation, click chemistry in nanostructure assembly and click-SELEX as a novel method for the selection of aptamers. PMID:27572987

  19. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF PROTOCATECHUIC ACID.

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    Khan, Abida Kalsoom; Rashid, Rehana; Fatima, Nighat; Mahmood, Sadaf; Mir, Sadullah; Khan, Sara; Jabeen, Nyla; Murtaza, Ghulam

    2015-01-01

    Protocatechuic acid (3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, PCA) is a simple phenolic acid. It is found in a large variety of edible plants and possesses various pharmacological activities. This article aims to review the modern trends in phytochemical isolation and extraction of PCA from plants and other natural resources. Moreover, this article also encompasses pharmacological and biological activities of PCA. It is well known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-hyperglycemia, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-ageing, anti-athro- genic, anti-tumoral, anti-asthma, antiulcer, antispasmodic and neurological properties. PMID:26647619

  20. Amino Acids from a Comet

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    Cook, Jamie Elisla

    2009-01-01

    NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned samples from comet 81P/Wild 2 to Earth in January 2006. Examinations of the organic compounds in cometary samples can reveal information about the prebiotic organic inventory present on the early Earth and within the early Solar System, which may have contributed to the origin of life. Preliminary studies of Stardust material revealed the presence of a suite of organic compounds including several amines and amino acids, but the origin of these compounds (cometary- vs. terrestrial contamination) could not be identified. We have recently measured the carbon isotopic ratios of these amino acids to determine their origin, leading to the first detection of a coetary amino acid.

  1. Molar extinction coefficients of some fatty acids

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    Sandhu, G. K.; Singh, Kulwant; Lark, B. S.; Gerward, L.

    2002-10-01

    The attenuation of gamma rays in some fatty acids, viz. formic acid (CH 2O 2), acetic acid (C 2H 4O 2), propionic acid (C 3H 6O 2), butyric acid (C 4H 8O 2), n-hexanoic acid (C 6H 12O 2), n-caprylic acid (C 8H 16O 2), lauric acid (C 12H 24O 2), myristic acid (C 14H 28O 2), palmitic acid (C 16H 32O 2), oleic acid (C 18H 34O 2) and stearic acid (C 18H 36O 2), has been measured at the photon energies 81, 356, 511, 662, 1173 and 1332 keV. Experimental values for the molar extinction coefficient, the effective atomic number and the electron density have been derived and compared with theoretical calculations. There is good agreement between experiment and theory.

  2. LACTIC ACID BACTERIA: PROBIOTIC APPLICATIONS

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    NEENA GARG

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Lactic acid bacteria (LAB is a heterotrophic Gram-positive bacteria which under goes lactic acid fermentations and leads to production of lactic acid as an end product. LAB includes Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, Lactococcus and Streptococcus which are grouped together in the family lactobacillaceae. LAB shows numerous antimicrobial activities due to production of antibacterial and antifungal compounds such as organic acids, bacteriocins, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide and reutrin. LAB are used as starter culture, consortium members and bioprotective agents in food industry that improve food quality, safety and shelf life. A variety of probiotic LAB species are available including Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. lactis, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. reuteri, L. fermentum, Bifidobacterium longum, B. breve, B. bifidum, B. esselnsis, B. lactis, B. infantis that are currently recommended for development of functional food products with health-promoting capacities.

  3. Uranium extraction from phosphoric acid

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    A study has been carried out for the extraction of uranium from phosphoric acid produced in Algeria. First of all, the Algerian phosphoric acid produced in Algeria by SONATRACH has been characterised. This study helped us to synthesize a phosphoric acid that enabled us to pass from laboratory tests to pilot scale tests. We have then examined extraction and stripping parameters: diluent, DZEPHA/TOPO ratio and oxidising agent. The laboratory experiments enabled us to set the optimum condition for the choice of diluent, extractant concentration, ratio of the synergic mixture, oxidant concentration, redox potential. The equilibrium isotherms lead to the determination of the number of theoretical stages for the uranium extraction and stripping of uranium, then the extraction from phosphoric acid has been verified on a pilot scale (using a mixer-settler)

  4. Biotechnological production of citric acid

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    Belén Max

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This work provides a review about the biotechnological production of citric acid starting from the physicochemical properties and industrial applications, mainly in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Several factors affecting citric acid fermentation are discussed, including carbon source, nitrogen and phosphate limitations, pH of culture medium, aeration, trace elements and morphology of the fungus. Special attention is paid to the fundamentals of biochemistry and accumulation of citric acid. Technologies employed at industrial scale such as surface or submerged cultures, mainly employing Aspergillus niger, and processes carried out with Yarrowia lipolytica, as well as the technology for recovering the product are also described. Finally, this review summarizes the use of orange peels and other by-products as feedstocks for the bioproduction of citric acid.

  5. Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

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    ... It is widely found in both plants and animals including meat, vegetables, cereal grains, legumes, eggs, and ... vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin/niacinamide), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), ...

  6. Low acid producing solid propellants

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    Bennett, Robert R.

    1995-01-01

    The potential environmental effects of the exhaust products of conventional rocket propellants have been assessed by various groups. Areas of concern have included stratospheric ozone, acid rain, toxicity, air quality and global warming. Some of the studies which have been performed on this subject have concluded that while the impacts of rocket use are extremely small, there are propellant development options which have the potential to reduce those impacts even further. This paper discusses the various solid propellant options which have been proposed as being more environmentally benign than current systems by reducing HCI emissions. These options include acid neutralized, acid scavenged, and nonchlorine propellants. An assessment of the acid reducing potential and the viability of each of these options is made, based on current information. Such an assessment is needed in order to judge whether the potential improvements justify the expenditures of developing the new propellant systems.

  7. Bile acid sequestrants for cholesterol

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    ... ency/patientinstructions/000787.htm Bile acid sequestrants for cholesterol To use the sharing features on this page, ... are medicines that help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol . Too much cholesterol in your blood can stick ...

  8. Simultaneous analysis of small organic acids and humic acids using high performance size exclusion chromatography

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    Qin, X.P.; Liu, F.; Wang, G.C.; Weng, L.P.

    2012-01-01

    An accurate and fast method for simultaneous determination of small organic acids and much larger humic acids was developed using high performance size exclusion chromatography. Two small organic acids, i.e. salicylic acid and 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and one purified humic acid material were used

  9. Alternative to Nitric Acid Passivation

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    Kessel, Kurt R.

    2016-01-01

    Corrosion is an extensive problem that affects the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA). The deleterious effects of corrosion result in steep costs, asset downtime affecting mission readiness, and safety risks to personnel. It is vital to reduce corrosion costs and risks in a sustainable manner. The primary objective of this effort is to qualify citric acid as an environmentally-preferable alternative to nitric acid for passivation of stainless steel alloys.

  10. Aqueous Photochemistry of Glyoxylic Acid.

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    Eugene, Alexis J; Xia, Sha-Sha; Guzman, Marcelo I

    2016-06-01

    Aerosols affect climate change, the energy balance of the atmosphere, and public health due to their variable chemical composition, size, and shape. While the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from gas phase precursors is relatively well understood, studying aqueous chemical reactions contributing to the total SOA budget is the current focus of major attention. Field measurements have revealed that mono-, di-, and oxo-carboxylic acids are abundant species present in SOA and atmospheric waters. This work explores the fate of one of these 2-oxocarboxylic acids, glyoxylic acid, which can photogenerate reactive species under solar irradiation. Additionally, the dark thermal aging of photoproducts is studied by UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopies to reveal that the optical properties are altered by the glyoxal produced. The optical properties display periodicity in the time domain of the UV-visible spectrum of chromophores with absorption enhancement (thermochromism) or loss (photobleaching) during nighttime and daytime cycles, respectively. During irradiation, excited state glyoxylic acid can undergo α-cleavage or participate in hydrogen abstractions. The use of (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) analysis shows that glyoxal is an important intermediate produced during direct photolysis. Glyoxal quickly reaches a quasi-steady state as confirmed by UHPLC-MS analysis of its corresponding (E) and (Z) 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazones. The homolytic cleavage of glyoxylic acid is proposed as a fundamental step for the production of glyoxal. Both carbon oxides, CO2(g) and CO(g) evolving to the gas-phase, are quantified by FTIR spectroscopy. Finally, formic acid, oxalic acid, and tartaric acid photoproducts are identified by ion chromatography (IC) with conductivity and electrospray (ESI) mass spectrometry (MS) detection and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. A reaction mechanism is proposed based on all experimental observations. PMID:27192089

  11. Excitatory amino acid receptor antagonists

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    Johansen, T N; Frydenvang, Karla Andrea; Ebert, B;

    1997-01-01

    We have previously shown that (RS)-2-amino-2-(5-tert-butyl-3-hydroxyisoxazol-4-yl)acetic acid (ATAA) is an antagonist at N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) and (RS)-2-amino-3-(3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazol-4-yl)propionic acid (AMPA) receptors. We have now resolved ATAA via diastereomeric salt formation......)-phenylethylamine salt of N-BOC-(R)-ATAA. Like ATAA, neither (R)- nor (S)-ATAA significantly affected (IC50 > 100 microM) the receptor binding of tritiated AMPA, kainic acid, or (RS)-3-(2-carboxypiperazin-4-yl)propyl-1-phosphonic acid, the latter being a competitive NMDA antagonist. Electrophysiological experiments......, using the rat cortical wedge preparation, showed the NMDA antagonist effect as well as the AMPA antagonist effect of ATAA to reside exclusively in the (R)-enantiomer (Ki = 75 +/- 5 microM and 57 +/- 1 microM, respectively). Neither (R)- nor (S)-ATAA significantly reduced kainic acid-induced excitation...

  12. SATURATED PICRIC ACID PREVENTS AUTOPHAGIA

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    V Rahimi-Movaghar

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available "nThe dysesthesia and paresthesia that occurs in laboratory rats after spinal cord injury (SCI results in autophagia. This self-destructive behavior interferes with functional assessments in designed studies and jeopardizes the health of the injured rat. In this study, we evaluated role of saturated picric acid in the prevention of autophagia and self-mutilation. All rats were anesthetized with an intraperitoneal injection of a mixture of ketamine (100 mg/kg and xylazine (10 mg/kg for the SCI procedures. In the first 39 rats, no solution applied to the hind limbs, but in the next 26 cases, we smeared the saturated picric acid on the tail, lower extremities, pelvic, and abdomen of the rats immediately after SCI. In the rats without picric acid, 23 rats died following autophagia, but in the 26 rats with picric acid, there was no autophagia (P < 0.001. Picric acid side effects in skin and gastrointestinal signs such as irritation, redness and diarrhea were not seen in any rat. Saturated picric acid is a topical solution that if used appropriately and carefully, might be safe and effectively prevents autophagia and self-mutilation. When the solution is applied to the lower abdomen and limbs, we presume that its bitterness effectively prevents the rat from licking and biting the limb.

  13. Performance of Different Acids on Sandstone Formations

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    M. A. Zaman

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Stimulation of sandstone formations is a challenging task, which involves several chemicals and physical interactions of the acid with the formation. Some of these reactions may result in formation damage. Mud acid has been successfully used to stimulate sandstone reservoirs for a number of years. It is a mixture of hydrofluoric (HF and hydrochloric (HCl acids designed to dissolve clays and siliceous fines accumulated in the near-wellbore region. Matrix acidizing may also be used to increase formation permeability in undamaged wells. The change may be up to 50% to 100% with the mud acid. For any acidizing process, the selection of acid (Formulation and Concentration and the design (Pre-flush, Main Acid, After-flush is very important. Different researchers are using different combinations of acids with different concentrations to get the best results for acidization. Mainly the common practice is combination of Hydrochloric Acid – Hydrofluoric with Concentration (3% HF – 12% HCl. This paper presents the results of a laboratory investigation of Orthophosphoric acid instead of hydrochloric acid in one combination and the second combination is Fluoboric and formic acid and the third one is formic and hydrofluoric acid. The results are compared with the mud acid and the results calculated are porosity, permeability, and FESEM Analysis and Strength tests. All of these new combinations shows that these have the potential to be used as acidizing acids on sandstone formations.

  14. An Efficient Procedure for Esterification of Aryloxyacetic Acid and Arylthioacetic Acid Catalyzed by Silica Sulfuric Acid

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    LI,Hong-Ya; LI,Ji-Tai; LI,Hui-Zhang

    2004-01-01

    @@ Aryloxyacetate and arylthioacetate are wildly used in herbicides, plant regulator and insecticides. Recently, Wille et al. have reported that methyl aryloxyacetate is an efficient agent to prevent and treat allergic contact dermatitis.[1] The most popular synthesis is by heating sodium phenoxide (mercaptide) with ethyl chloroacetate in DMF,[2] or by the esterification of acid with alcohol using concentrated H2SO4 as catalyst.[3] In this paper, synthesis of aryloxyacetate and aryl thioacetate from aryloxyacetic acid and arylthioacetic acid respectively in ether catalyzed by silica sulfuric acid in 83%~94% yields is described. The catalyst is reused for 3 times without significant loss of activity (Entry 4). Compared with common procedures, the present procedure possesses the advantages of the operational simplicity, short reaction time,less-corrosion, high yield and reusable catalyst.

  15. Vanadocene reactions with hydroxy acids. [Hydroxy acids: acetylsalicylic, gallic, lactic, salicyclic, orotic,. gamma. -hydroxybutyric acids

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    Latyaeva, V.N.; Lineva, A.N.; Zimina, S.V.; Ehllert, O.G.; Arsen' eva, T.I. (Gor' kovskij Meditsinskij Inst. (USSR))

    1984-03-01

    To prepare a series of vanadium cyclopentadienylcarboxylates soluble in water, the vanadocene reactions with lactic, ..gamma..-oxybutyric-, salicylic,- gallic-, orotic-, and acetylsalicylic acids have been studied. To determine the influence of cyclopentadienyl groups, bound with a vanadium atom, on the physiological activity of the complexes formed, vanadium halides are made to react with lactic acid. Only the vanadocene reaction with orotic acid was conducted in an aqueous medium, other interactions were realized in the diethyl ether, toluene, T, H, P medium. The interaction of vanadocene and vanadium halides with lactic-, salicylic-, acetylsalicylic- and gallic acids was found to lead to the formation of water-soluble vanadium complexes of Cp/sub 2/, VOCOR or CpV (OCOR)/sub 2/ type. The data on the produced compounds yield, their IR spectra, decomposition temperatures, solubility, effective magnetic moments are presented.

  16. Fluorotelomer acids are more toxic than perfluorinated acids.

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    Phillips, Michelle M MacDonald; Dinglasan-Panlilio, Mary Joyce A; Mabury, Scott A; Solomon, Keith R; Sibley, Paul K

    2007-10-15

    Saturated and unsaturated fluorotelomer carboxylic acids have been identified as intermediates in the degradation of fluorotelomer alcohols to perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs). Although surface waters are the likely environmental sink for telomer acids, no fate or toxicity data exist for this matrix. We assessed the acute toxicity of the 4:2, 6:2, 8:2, and 10:2 saturated (FTCA) and unsaturated (FTUCA) fluorotelomer carboxylic acids to Daphnia magna, Chironomus tentans, and Lemna gibba. In general, toxicity increased with increasing fluorocarbon (FC) chain length, particularly for telomer acids of > or =8 FCs. In addition, the FTCAs were generally more toxic than the corresponding FTUCAs. Acute EC50s ranged from 0.025 mg/L (0.04 micromol/L) for D. magna (10:2 FTCA, immobility) to 63 mg/L (167 micromol/L) for C. tentans (6:2 FTCA, growth). While chain-length trends observed in the current study agree with those previously reported for PFCAs, the toxicity thresholds generated here are up to 10,000 times smaller. Our data provide the first evidence that PFCA precursors are more toxic than the PFCAs themselves. PMID:17993163

  17. Nucleic Acid Backbone Structure Variations: Peptide Nucleic Acids

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    Nielsen, Peter E.

    2010-01-01

    Synthetic analogues and mimics of the natural genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) are potential gene therapeutic (antisense or antigene) drugs. One of these mimics, peptide nucleic acids (PNAs), are chemically closer to peptides and proteins than to DNA, but nonetheless have retained many...... of the structural properties of DNA. These molecules have found applications as probes in genetic diagnostics and are also being developed into antisense (RNA (ribonucleic acid) interference) gene therapeutic drugs, targeting selected genes through sequence-specific recognition of (messenger or micro......)RNA and in the future also antigene applications targeting the double-stranded DNA of the genes themselves leading to gene silencing or guiding specific gene repair. Finally, the special chemical and structural properties of PNA suggest that these or similar molecules might have played a role in the prebiotic origin...

  18. Anaerobic biotransformation of organoarsenical pesticides monomethylarsonic acid and dimethylarsinic acid

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    Sierra-Alvarez, R.; Yenal, U.; Feld, J.A.; Kopplin, M.; Gandolfi, A.J.; Garbarino, J.R.

    2006-01-01

    Monomethylarsonic acid (MMAV) and dimethylarsinic acid (DMAV) are extensively utilized as pesticides, introducing large quantities of arsenic into the environment. Once released into the environment, these organoarsenicals are subject to microbial reactions. Aerobic biodegradation of MMAV and DMAV has been evaluated, but little is known about their fate in anaerobic environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the biotransformation of MMAV and DMAV in anaerobic sludge. Biologically mediated conversion occurred under methanogenic or sulfate-reducing conditions but not in the presence of nitrate. Monomethylarsonous acid (MMAIII) was consistently observed as an important metabolite of MMAV degradation, and it was recovered in molar yields ranging from 5 to 47%. The main biotransformation product identified from DMAV metabolism was MMAV, which was recovered in molar yields ranging from 8 to 65%. The metabolites indicate that reduction and demethylation are important steps in the anaerobic bioconversion of MMAV and DMAV, respectively. ?? 2006 American Chemical Society.

  19. Boronic acid-based autoligation of nucleic acids

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    Barbeyron, R.; Vasseur, J.-J.; Smietana, M.;

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: The development of synthetic systems displaying dynamic and adaptive characteristics is a formidable challenge with wide applications from biotechnology to therapeutics. Recently, we described a dynamic and programmable nucleic acid-based system relying on the formation of reversible...... boronate internucleosidic linkages. The DNA- or RNA-templated system comprises a 5′-ended boronic acid probe connecting a 3′-ended ribonucleosidic oligonucleotide partner. To explore the dominant factors that control the reversible linkage, we synthesized a series of 3′-end modified ribonucleotidic strands...

  20. Conjugated Linoleic Acid Accumulation via 10-Hydroxy-12-Octadecaenoic Acid during Microaerobic Transformation of Linoleic Acid by Lactobacillus acidophilus

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    Ogawa, Jun; Matsumura, Kenji; Kishino, Shigenobu; Omura, Yoriko; Shimizu, Sakayu

    2001-01-01

    Specific isomers of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid with potentially beneficial physiological and anticarcinogenic effects, were efficiently produced from linoleic acid by washed cells of Lactobacillus acidophilus AKU 1137 under microaerobic conditions, and the metabolic pathway of CLA production from linoleic acid is explained for the first time. The CLA isomers produced were identified as cis-9, trans-11- or trans-9, cis-11-octadecadienoic acid and trans-9, trans-11-octadecadie...

  1. 21 CFR 184.1007 - Aconitic acid.

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    2010-04-01

    ... salt from cane sugar or molasses. It may be synthesized by sulfuric acid dehydration of citric acid.... 102-103, test for citric acid, which is incorporated by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a... carbonizable substances. Passes the test for citric acid of the “Food Chemicals Codex,” 4th ed. (1996), pp....

  2. How does Listeria monocytogenes combat acid conditions?

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    Listeria monocytogenes, a major foodborne pathogen, possesses a number of mechanisms which enable it to combat the challenges posed by acidic environments such as acidic foods and the acidity in the gastrointestinal tract. These mechanisms include the acid tolerance response, a two-component regula...

  3. Veal fatty acid composition of different breeds

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    Ivica Kos; Jelena Ramljak; Ante Ivanković; Miljenko Konjačić; Nikolina Kelava

    2010-01-01

    Veal fatty acid composition in M. Longissimus thoracis was investigated in different calf breeds (Simmental, Holstein, Simmental x Holstein). Calves were reared on the same farm under identical feeding and handling conditions. Simmental calves had higher polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) but lower saturated fatty acid (SFA) and monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) values than Holstein and crossbreed calves (P

  4. Effect of propionic acid on citric acid fermentation in an integrated citric acid-methane fermentation process.

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    Xu, Jian; Bao, Jia-Wei; Su, Xian-Feng; Zhang, Hong-Jian; Zeng, Xin; Tang, Lei; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jian-Hua; Chen, Xu-Sheng; Mao, Zhong-Gui

    2016-03-01

    In this study, an integrated citric acid-methane fermentation process was established to solve the problem of wastewater treatment in citric acid production. Citric acid wastewater was treated through anaerobic digestion and then the anaerobic digestion effluent (ADE) was further treated and recycled for the next batch citric acid fermentation. This process could eliminate wastewater discharge and reduce water resource consumption. Propionic acid was found in the ADE and its concentration continually increased in recycling. Effect of propionic acid on citric acid fermentation was investigated, and results indicated that influence of propionic acid on citric acid fermentation was contributed to the undissociated form. Citric acid fermentation was inhibited when the concentration of propionic acid was above 2, 4, and 6 mM in initial pH 4.0, 4.5 and, 5.0, respectively. However, low concentration of propionic acid could promote isomaltase activity which converted more isomaltose to available sugar, thereby increasing citric acid production. High concentration of propionic acid could influence the vitality of cell and prolong the lag phase, causing large amount of glucose still remaining in medium at the end of fermentation and decreasing citric acid production.

  5. [Circulating nucleic acids and infertility].

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    Scalici, E; Mullet, T; Ferrières Hoa, A; Gala, A; Loup, V; Anahory, T; Belloc, S; Hamamah, S

    2015-09-01

    Circulating nucleic acids (cell-free DNA and microRNAs) have for particularity to be easily detectable in the biological fluids of the body. Therefore, they constitute biomarkers of interest in female and male infertility care. Indeed, in female, they can be used to detect ovarian reserve disorders (polycystic ovary syndrome and low functional ovarian reserve) as well as to assess follicular microenvironment quality. Moreover, in men, their expression levels can vary in case of spermatogenesis abnormalities. Finally, circulating nucleic acids have also the ability to predict successfully the quality of in vitro embryo development. Their multiple contributions during assisted reproductive technology (ART) make of them biomarkers of interest, for the development of new diagnostic and/or prognostic tests, applied to our specialty. Circulating nucleic acids would so offer the possibility of personalized medical care for infertile couples in ART. PMID:26298813

  6. Toxicologic Study of Monochloroacetic Acid

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    Lu Bo; Zhan Ping

    2006-01-01

    @@ Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) is a chlorinated analog of acetic acids. MCA and its sodium salt (SMCA) are widely used as a chemical intermediate (primarily in the manufacture of chlorophenoxy herbicides,carboxymethylcelluose, glycine and indigoid dyes).Moreover, MCA has been found as a common by-product of the chlorination of drinking water. Chloroacetates are ubiquitous in the environment, and MCA is the most abundant among chloroacetates. A background level of 0.1 - 1μg/L is expected to occur in precipitation[1]. Total world wide annual production of MCA reported was about 400 000 tons[2]. Many studies have showed that MCA not only caused acute or chronic damage to the skin , liver, kidney, heart, brain and other organs, but also caused acute death systemically under high concentration[2,3]. So this article will discuss the toxic effect of Monochloroacetic Acid in Toxicology.

  7. Nitric Acid Poisoning: Case Report

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    Nitric acid (HNO3) is a corrosive fluid that, when in contact with reducing agents, generates nitrogen oxides that are responsible for inhalation poisoning. We present two cases of poisoning from nitric acid gas inhalation resulting from occupational exposure. Imaging findings were similar in both cases, consistent with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): bilaterally diffuse alveolar opacities on the chest X-ray and a cobblestone pattern on computed tomography (CT).one of the patients died while the other evolved satisfactorily after treatment with n-acetyl cysteine and mechanical ventilation. The diagnosis of nitric acid poisoning was made on the basis of the history of exposure and the way in which the radiological findings evolved.

  8. Fauna of an acid stream

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    Jewell, M.E.

    1922-01-01

    The hydrogen-ion concentration of the water of the big muddy river was found to vary between pH 5.8 and pH 6.8 to 7.2, the higher acidity occurring during the winter. The bottom fauna was characterized by the abundance of clams and shrimp, and by the absence of branchiate snails and ephemerid nymphs. Fish fry and fingerlings were found in large numbers during the summer in weakly acid water, pH 6.8. Observations on our acid streams, continued over a considerable period of time, would tell us much concerning the adaptability of various species to different hydrogen-ion concentrations and are greatly needed in the interpretation of experimental data.

  9. Tumor Acidity as Evolutionary Spite

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    Mohammed E. A. Shayoub

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Most cancer cells shift their metabolic pathway from a metabolism reflecting the Pasteur-effect into one reflecting the Warburg-effect. This shift creates an acidic microenvironment around the tumor and becomes the driving force for a positive carcinogenesis feedback loop. As a consequence of tumor acidity, the tumor microenvironment encourages a selection of certain cell phenotypes that are able to survive in this caustic environment to the detriment of other cell types. This selection can be described by a process which can be modeled upon spite: the tumor cells reduce their own fitness by making an acidic environment, but this reduces the fitness of their competitors to an even greater extent. Moreover, the environment is an important dimension that further drives this spite process. Thus, diminishing the selective environment most probably interferes with the spite process. Such interference has been recently utilized in cancer treatment.

  10. Tumor Acidity as Evolutionary Spite

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    Alfarouk, Khalid O., E-mail: khalid.alfarouk@act.sd [Department of Biotechnology, Africa City of Technology, Khartoum (Sudan); Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Khartoum (Sudan); Muddathir, Abdel Khalig [Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Khartoum (Sudan); Shayoub, Mohammed E. A. [Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Khartoum (Sudan)

    2011-01-20

    Most cancer cells shift their metabolic pathway from a metabolism reflecting the Pasteur-effect into one reflecting the Warburg-effect. This shift creates an acidic microenvironment around the tumor and becomes the driving force for a positive carcinogenesis feedback loop. As a consequence of tumor acidity, the tumor microenvironment encourages a selection of certain cell phenotypes that are able to survive in this caustic environment to the detriment of other cell types. This selection can be described by a process which can be modeled upon spite: the tumor cells reduce their own fitness by making an acidic environment, but this reduces the fitness of their competitors to an even greater extent. Moreover, the environment is an important dimension that further drives this spite process. Thus, diminishing the selective environment most probably interferes with the spite process. Such interference has been recently utilized in cancer treatment.

  11. Influence of acidified acidity to uranium bioleaching

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    The relationship between the acidified acidity and the acid consumption and uranium leaching rate in the process of uranium bioleaching is investigated. Results indicate that higher uranium leaching rate is obtained when the relatively high acidity was applied at beginning. For different minerals, although the original acidity should be different, lower original acidity was not better for shortening leaching period and improving uranium leaching rate. It confirms 30-40 g/L sulfuric acid as the original acidity was more suitable and more than 30 g/ L should be applied if the mineral particle sizes were larger. (authors)

  12. Solubilities of Isophthalic Acid in Acetic Acid + Water Solvent Mixtures

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    CHENG Youwei; HUO Lei; LI Xi

    2013-01-01

    The solubilities of isophthalic acid (1) in binary acetic acid (2) + water (3) solvent mixtures were determined in a pressurized vessel.The temperature range was from 373.2 to 473.2K and the range of the mole fraction of acetic acid in the solvent mixtures was from x2 =0 to 1.A new method to measure the solubility was developed,which solved the problem of sampling at high temperature.The experimental results indicated that within the temperature range studied,the solubilities of isophthalic acid in all mixtures showed an increasing trend with increasing temperature.The experimental solubilities were correlated by the Buchowski equation,and the calculate results showed good agreement with the experimental solubilities.Furthermore,the mixed solvent systems were found to exhibit a maximum solubility effect on the solubility,which may be attributed to the intermolecular association between the solute and the solvent mixture.The maximum solubility effect was well modeled by the modified Wilson equation.

  13. Bipolar lead acid battery development

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    Eskra, Michael; Vidas, Robin; Miles, Ronald; Halpert, Gerald; Attia, Alan; Perrone, David

    1991-01-01

    A modular bipolar battery configuration is under development at Johnson Control, Inc. (JCI) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The battery design, incorporating proven lead acid electrochemistry, yields a rechargeable, high-power source that is light weight and compact. This configuration offers advantages in power capability, weight, and volume over conventional monopolar batteries and other battery chemistries. The lead acid bipolar battery operates in a sealed, maintenance-free mode allowing for maximum application flexibility. It is ideal for high-voltage and high-power applications.

  14. Nucleic Acid Aptamers Against Proteases

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    Dupont, D M; Andersen, L M; Bøtkjær, Kenneth Alrø;

    2011-01-01

    Proteases are potential or realized therapeutic targets in a wide variety of pathological conditions. Moreover, proteases are classical subjects for studies of enzymatic and regulatory mechanisms. We here review the literature on nucleic acid aptamers selected with proteases as targets. Designing......-specifically, for instance with vastly different affinities to zymogen and active enzyme forms. Furthermore, aptamers can be selected to inhibit the enzyme activity of the target proteases, but also to inhibit functionally important exosite interactions, for instance cofactor binding. Several protease-inhibiting aptamers...... strategies and of new principles for regulating the activity of the inhibitory action of aptamers of general interest to researchers working with nucleic acid aptamers...

  15. Acid Sulfate Alteration on Mars

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    Ming, D. W.; Morris, R. V.

    2016-01-01

    A variety of mineralogical and geochemical indicators for aqueous alteration on Mars have been identified by a combination of surface and orbital robotic missions, telescopic observations, characterization of Martian meteorites, and laboratory and terrestrial analog studies. Acid sulfate alteration has been identified at all three landing sites visited by NASA rover missions (Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity). Spirit landed in Gusev crater in 2004 and discovered Fe-sulfates and materials that have been extensively leached by acid sulfate solutions. Opportunity landing on the plains of Meridiani Planum also in 2004 where the rover encountered large abundances of jarosite and hematite in sedimentary rocks. Curiosity landed in Gale crater in 2012 and has characterized fluvial, deltaic, and lacustrine sediments. Jarosite and hematite were discovered in some of the lacustrine sediments. The high elemental abundance of sulfur in surface materials is obvious evidence that sulfate has played a major role in aqueous processes at all landing sites on Mars. The sulfate-rich outcrop at Meridiani Planum has an SO3 content of up to 25 wt.%. The interiors of rocks and outcrops on the Columbia Hills within Gusev crater have up to 8 wt.% SO3. Soils at both sites generally have between 5 to 14 wt.% SO3, and several soils in Gusev crater contain around 30 wt.% SO3. After normalization of major element compositions to a SO3-free basis, the bulk compositions of these materials are basaltic, with a few exceptions in Gusev crater and in lacustrine mudstones in Gale crater. These observations suggest that materials encountered by the rovers were derived from basaltic precursors by acid sulfate alteration under nearly isochemical conditions (i.e., minimal leaching). There are several cases, however, where acid sulfate alteration minerals (jarosite and hematite) formed in open hydrologic systems, e.g., in Gale crater lacustrine mudstones. Several hypotheses have been suggested for the

  16. 21 CFR 184.1033 - Citric acid.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Citric acid. 184.1033 Section 184.1033 Food and... Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1033 Citric acid. (a) Citric acid (C6H8O7, CAS Reg. No. 77-92-9) is the... mole of water per mole of citric acid. Citric acid may be produced by recovery from sources such...

  17. General consideration on sialic acid chemistry.

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    Cao, Hongzhi; Chen, Xi

    2012-01-01

    Sialic acids, also known as neuraminic acids, are a family of negatively charged α-keto acids with a nine-carbon backbone. These unique sugars have been found at the termini of many glycan chains of vertebrate cell surface, which play pivotal roles in mediating or modulating a variety of physiological and pathological processes. This brief review covers general approaches for synthesizing sialic acid containing structures. Recently developed synthetic methods along with structural diversities and biological functions of sialic acid are discussed.

  18. Acid-functionalized polyolefin materials and their use in acid-promoted chemical reactions

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    Oyola, Yatsandra; Tian, Chengcheng; Bauer, John Christopher; Dai, Sheng

    2016-06-07

    An acid-functionalized polyolefin material that can be used as an acid catalyst in a wide range of acid-promoted chemical reactions, wherein the acid-functionalized polyolefin material includes a polyolefin backbone on which acid groups are appended. Also described is a method for the preparation of the acid catalyst in which a precursor polyolefin is subjected to ionizing radiation (e.g., electron beam irradiation) of sufficient power and the irradiated precursor polyolefin reacted with at least one vinyl monomer having an acid group thereon. Further described is a method for conducting an acid-promoted chemical reaction, wherein an acid-reactive organic precursor is contacted in liquid form with a solid heterogeneous acid catalyst comprising a polyolefin backbone of at least 1 micron in one dimension and having carboxylic acid groups and either sulfonic acid or phosphoric acid groups appended thereto.

  19. Citric Acid Passivation of Stainless Steel

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    Yasensky, David; Reali, John; Larson, Chris; Carl, Chad

    2009-01-01

    Passivation is a process for cleaning and providing corrosion protection for stainless steel. Currently, on Kennedy Space Center (KSC), only parts passivated with nitric acid are acceptable for use. KSC disposes of approximately 125gal of concentrated nitric acid per year, and receives many parts from vendors who must also dispose of used nitric acid. Unfortunately, nitric acid presents health and environmental hazards. As a result, several recent industry studies have examined citric acid as an alternative. Implementing a citric acid-based passivation procedure would improve the health and environmental safety aspects of passivation process. However although there is a lack of published studies that conclusively prove citric acid is a technically sound passivation agent. In 2007, NASA's KSC Materials Advisory Working Group requested the evaluation of citric acid in place of nitric acid for passivation of parts at KSC. United Space Alliance Materials & Processes engineers have developed a three-phase test plan to evaluate citric acid as an alternative to nitric acid on three stainless steels commonly used at KSC: UNS S30400, S41000, and S17400. Phases 1 and 2 will produce an optimized citric acid treatment based on results from atmospheric exposure at NASA's Beach Corrosion Facility. Phase 3 will compare the optimized solution(s) with nitric acid treatments. If the results indicate that citric acid passivates as well or better than nitric acid, NASA intends to approve this method for parts used at the Kennedy Space Center.

  20. [Alpha-linolenic acid and cardiovascular diseases].

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    Ristić-Medić, Danijela; Ristić, Gordana; Tepsić, Vesna

    2003-01-01

    IMPORTANCE AND METABOLISM OF ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID: Alpha-linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid which cannot be produced in the body and must be taken by food. Both in animals and humans, alpha-linolenic acid is desaturated and elongated into eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid. It is also incorporated into plasma and tissue lipids and its conversion is affected by levels of linoleic acid. POTENTIAL ROLE IN PATHOGENESIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: Diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid, reduces the incidence of cardiac death. Studies have shown that alpha linolenic acid prevents ventricular fibrillation which is the main cause of cardiac death. Studies in rats suggest that alpha-linolenic acid may be more effective in preventing ventricular fibrillations than eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid. Furthermore, alpha-linolenic acid is the main fatty acid decreasing platalet aggregation which is an important step in thrombosis i.e. non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke. DIETARY SOURCES AND NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS: Dietary sources include flaxseed and flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybean and soybean oil, pumpkin seed and pumpkin oil, walnuts and walnut oil. Strong evidence supports beneficial effects of alpha-linolenic acid and its dietary sources should be incorporated into balanced diet for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The recommended daily intake is 2 g with a ratio of 5/1 for linoleic/alpha-linolenic acid. PMID:15510909