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Diversity of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases and Class C β-Lactamases among Cloacal Escherichia coli Isolates in Belgian Broiler Farms
Data show that ceftiofur-resistant E. coli strains are often present in cloacal samples of broilers at the farm level in Belgium, and they may act as a reservoir of ESBL and ampC genes. Expand
Broad-spectrum β-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae of animal origin: molecular aspects, mobility and impact on public health.
The diversity of broad-spectrum β-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae derived from animals is compared and the human health hazard is compared with respect to their presence in human bacteria. Expand
Antimicrobial use in Belgian broiler production.
Tylosin was underdosed in most of the administrations whereas amoxicillin and trimethoprim-sulphonamide were slightly overdosed in the average flock. Expand
Genome sequence of Helicobacter suis supports its role in gastric pathology
Although genes coding for some important virulence factors in H. pylori, such as the cytotoxin-associated protein (CagA), are not detected in the H. suis genome, homologs of other genes associated with colonization and virulence of H.pylori and other bacteria are present. Expand
OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter species from horses: a public health hazard?
Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium; Department of Bacteriology and Immunology,Expand
Gastric epithelial cell death caused by Helicobacter suis and Helicobacter pylori γ‐glutamyl transpeptidase is mainly glutathione degradation‐dependent
The mechanism used by H. suis to induce gastric epithelial cell damage is unraveled and GGT‐mediated generation of pro‐oxidant glutathione degradation products brings on cell damage and causes apoptosis or necrosis, dependent on the amount of extracellular glutATHione available as a GGT substrate. Expand
The local immune response of mice after Helicobacter suis infection: strain differences and distinction with Helicobacter pylori
The genetic background of the murine strain has a clear impact on the colonization ability of different H. suis strains and the immune response they evoke, and a predominant Th17 response was observed, accompanied by a mild Th2 response, which is different from the Th17/Th1 response evoked by H. pylori infection. Expand
Risk factors for ceftiofur resistance in Escherichia coli from Belgian broilers
It is confirmed that not only on-farm antimicrobial therapy, but also management- and hatchery-related factors influence the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Expand
Complete Nucleotide Sequence of CTX-M-15-Plasmids from Clinical Escherichia coli Isolates: Insertional Events of Transposons and Insertion Sequences
Data suggests that IS26 together with ISEcp1 could play a critical role in the evolution of diverse multiresistant plasmids found in clinical Enterobacteriaceae. Expand
Characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases produced by Escherichia coli isolated from hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients: emergence of CTX-M-15-producing strains causing urinary
CTX-M-type ESBLs have emerged as the predominant class of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli isolates in the hospital and community in Belgium. Expand