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Here, we sequenced the 5,419,609 bp circular genome of an Enterobacter aerogenes clinical isolate that killed a patient and was resistant to almost all current antibiotics (except gentamicin) commonly used to treat Enterobacterial infections, including colistin. Genomic and phylogenetic analyses explain the discrepancies of this bacterium and show that its(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic and prognostic assessments of infective endocarditis (IE) are challenging. To investigate the host response during IE and to identify potential biomarkers, we determined the circulating gene expression profile using whole genome microarray analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS A transcriptomic case-control study was performed on blood(More)
Orientia tsutsugamushi is the causal agent of scrub typhus, a public health problem in the Asia-Pacific region and a life-threatening disease. O. tsutsugamushi is an obligate intracellular bacterium that mainly infects endothelial cells. We demonstrated here that O. tsutsugamushi also replicated in monocytes isolated from healthy donors. In addition, O.(More)
BACKGROUND Food can modify the intestinal flora, and Lactobacillus ingluviei has been shown to cause weight gain in chicks and ducks but not in mammals. METHODOLOGY Female BALB/c mice were divided into a control and two experimental groups and were inoculated either once or twice with L. ingluviei or with PBS. Faecal samples were collected and tested(More)
Coxiella burnetii 109, with a 2.03-Mb genome, is a doxycycline-resistant human isolate that was isolated from the cardiac valve of a German male patient with Q fever endocarditis who died during the course of the treatment due to the bacterium's resistance to doxycycline. This new genome can be useful for future comparative genomic or Q fever studies.
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