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Synthesis and Antibacterial Evaluation of New Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines Kinase Inhibitors (2020)
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Greco, C., Catania, R., Balacco, D. L., Taresco, V., Musumeci, F., Alexander, C., …Schenone, S. (2020). Synthesis and Antibacterial Evaluation of New Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines Kinase Inhibitors. Molecules, 25(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225354

Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines represent an important class of heterocyclic compounds well-known for their anticancer activity exerted by the inhibition of eukaryotic protein kinases. Recently, pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines have become increasingly attracti... Read More about Synthesis and Antibacterial Evaluation of New Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines Kinase Inhibitors.

Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus (2020)
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Blower, I., Tong, C., Sun, X., Murray, E., Luckett, J., Chan, W., …Hill, P. (2020). Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus. Sensors, 20(15), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154305

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Gaussia luciferase (GLuc) is a secreted protein with significant potential for use as a reporter of gene expression in bacterial pathogenicity studies. To date there are relatively few example... Read More about Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus.

Bacteriophages to Control Campylobacter in Commercially Farmed Broiler Chickens, in Australia (2020)
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Chinivasagam, H. N., Estella, W., Maddock, L., Mayer, D. G., Weyand, C., Connerton, P. L., & Connerton, I. F. (2020). Bacteriophages to Control Campylobacter in Commercially Farmed Broiler Chickens, in Australia. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00632

© Copyright © 2020 The State of Queensland (through the Department Agriculture and Fisheries). This study describes the development and use of bacteriophage cocktails to control Campylobacter in broiler chickens, in a commercial setting, in Queenslan... Read More about Bacteriophages to Control Campylobacter in Commercially Farmed Broiler Chickens, in Australia.

Application of a broad range lytic phage LPST94 for biological control of salmonella in foods (2020)
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Islam, M. S., Zhou, Y., Liang, L., Nime, I., Yan, T., Willias, S. P., …Li, J. (2020). Application of a broad range lytic phage LPST94 for biological control of salmonella in foods. Microorganisms, 8(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8020247

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Salmonella, one of the most common food-borne pathogens, is a significant public health and economic burden worldwide. Lytic phages are viable alternatives to conventional technologies for pat... Read More about Application of a broad range lytic phage LPST94 for biological control of salmonella in foods.

Improving children’s and their visitors’ hand hygiene compliance (2019)
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Lary, D., Calvert, A., Nerlich, B., Segal, J., Vaughan, N., Randle, J., & Hardie, K. (2020). Improving children’s and their visitors’ hand hygiene compliance. Journal of Infection Prevention, 21(2), 60-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177419892065

Background: Numerous interventions have tried to improve healthcare workers' hand hygiene compliance, however little attention has been paid to children's and their visitors’ compliance. Aim: To increase children’s and visitors’ compliance using in... Read More about Improving children’s and their visitors’ hand hygiene compliance.

Cathelicidin-Derived Synthetic Peptide Improves Therapeutic Potential of Vancomycin Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2019)
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Mohammed, I., Said, D. G., Nubile, M., Mastropasqua, L., & Dua, H. S. (2019). Cathelicidin-Derived Synthetic Peptide Improves Therapeutic Potential of Vancomycin Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02190

© Copyright © 2019 Mohammed, Said, Nubile, Mastropasqua and Dua. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is the leading cause of corneal blindness worldwide. A constant increase in multi-drug resistant PA strains have heightened the challenge of effectively mana... Read More about Cathelicidin-Derived Synthetic Peptide Improves Therapeutic Potential of Vancomycin Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Resistance mechanisms adopted by a Salmonella Typhimurium mutant against bacteriophage (2019)
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Wang, C., Nie, T., Lin, F., Connerton, I. F., Lu, Z., Zhou, S., & Hang, H. (2019). Resistance mechanisms adopted by a Salmonella Typhimurium mutant against bacteriophage. Virus Research, 273, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197759

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Bacteriophages have key roles in regulating bacterial populations in most habitats. A Salmonella Typhimurium mutant (N18) with impaired sensitivity to phage fmb-p1 was obtained and examined, the adsorption efficiency of fmb-p1 to... Read More about Resistance mechanisms adopted by a Salmonella Typhimurium mutant against bacteriophage.

Spray-dried anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A powder suitable for global distribution without cold chain infrastructure (2019)
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Carrigy, N. B., Liang, L., Wang, H., Kariukic, S., Nagel, T. E. .., Connerton, I. F., & Vehringa, R. (2019). Spray-dried anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A powder suitable for global distribution without cold chain infrastructure. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 569, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118601

Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of foodborne illness globally. In this study, a spray drying and packaging process was developed to produce a thermally-stable dry powder containing bacteriophages that retains biological activity against C. je... Read More about Spray-dried anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A powder suitable for global distribution without cold chain infrastructure.

Timing is everything – impact of naturally occurring Staphylococcus aureus AgrC cytoplasmic domain adaptive mutations on auto-induction (2019)
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Sloan, T. J., Murray, E., Yokoyama, M., Massey, R. C., Chan, W. C., Bonev, B., & Williams, P. (2019). Timing is everything – impact of naturally occurring Staphylococcus aureus AgrC cytoplasmic domain adaptive mutations on auto-induction. Journal of Bacteriology, 201(20), https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.00409-19

Mutations in the polymorphic Staphylococcus aureus agr locus responsible for quorum sensing (QS) dependent virulence gene regulation occur frequently during host adaptation. In two genomically closely related S. aureus clinical isolates exhibiting ma... Read More about Timing is everything – impact of naturally occurring Staphylococcus aureus AgrC cytoplasmic domain adaptive mutations on auto-induction.

A novel high sensitivity bacteriophage-based assay identifies low level Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in immunocompetent patients with active and incipient tuberculosis (2019)
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Verma, R., Swift, B. M., Handley-Hartill, W., Lee, J. K., Woltmann, G., Rees, C. E., & Haldar, P. (2020). A novel high sensitivity bacteriophage-based assay identifies low level Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in immunocompetent patients with active and incipient tuberculosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 70(5), 933-936. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz548

Haematogenous dissemination of M. tuberculosis (Mtb) is critical to pathogenesis of progressive tuberculous infection in animal models. Using a novel phage-based blood assay, we report the first concordant evidence in well-characterised immunocompete... Read More about A novel high sensitivity bacteriophage-based assay identifies low level Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in immunocompetent patients with active and incipient tuberculosis.

Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection (2019)
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Sloan, T. J., Turton, J. C., Tyson, J., Musgrove, A., Fleming, V. M., Lister, M. M., …Jeffcoate, W. (2019). Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 68(2), 230-240. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000907

Purpose: While some micro-organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, are clearly implicated in causing tissue damage in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), our knowledge of the contribution of the entire microbiome to clinical outcomes is limited. We profile... Read More about Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection.

Polyionic tags as enhancers of protein solubility in recombinant protein expression (2018)
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Paraskevopoulou, V., & Falcone, F. (2018). Polyionic tags as enhancers of protein solubility in recombinant protein expression. Microorganisms, 6(2), 47. doi:10.3390/microorganisms6020047

Since the introduction of recombinant protein expression in the second half of the 1970s, the growth of the biopharmaceutical field has been rapid and protein therapeutics has come to the foreground. Biophysical and structural characterisation of rec... Read More about Polyionic tags as enhancers of protein solubility in recombinant protein expression.

Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein B: recombinant expression and antibody recognition (2015)
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Dry, I., Todd, H., Deane, D., Percival, A., Mclean, K., Inglis, N. F., …Russell, G. C. (2016). Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein B: recombinant expression and antibody recognition. Archives of Virology, 161(3), 613-619. doi:10.1007/s00705-015-2701-y

The gammaherpesvirus alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 (AlHV-1) causes fatal malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in susceptible species including cattle, but infects its reservoir host, wildebeest, without causing disease. Pathology in cattle may be influenced b... Read More about Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein B: recombinant expression and antibody recognition.