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Recent large foodborne outbreaks caused by Salmonella enterica serovars have been associated with consumption of foods with high fat content and reduced water activity, even though their ingredients usually undergo pasteurization. The present study was focused on the heat tolerance of Salmonella enterica serovars Agona, Enteritidis, and Typhimurium in(More)
Salmonella enterica serovar Virchow is highly prevalent in humans and farm animals in Israel. In addition to high rates of resistance to multiple antibiotics, this serovar exhibits a high incidence of resistance to nalidixic acid. More than 90% of Salmonella serovar Virchow isolates of human and poultry origin obtained from 1997 to 2004 were resistant to(More)
The C5''-OH group in neomycin B was glycosylated with a variety of mono- and di-saccharides to probe the effect of introduction of additional binding elements on antibacterial activity and interaction with the aminoglycosides modifying enzyme APH(3')-IIIa. The designed structures show antibacterial activity superior to that of neomycin B against pathogenic(More)
Dermaseptin S4 and its substituted derivative K(4)-S4 were investigated against various food-related pathogenic bacteria in culture media. K(4)-S4, but not the native peptide displayed significant growth inhibitory activity against all bacteria tested. Next, activity of K(4)-S4 against Escherichia coli O157:H7 was defined in terms of milieu dependencies.(More)
OBJECTIVES Palmitic acid (PA) constitutes 17% to 25% of the human milk fatty acids, and ~70% is esterified in the sn-2 position of triglycerides (β-palmitate). In the sn-2 position, PA is not hydrolyzed and thus is efficiently absorbed. The PA in palm oils, commonly used in infant formulas, is esterified in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions. In these positions,(More)
Importance of the overexpression of AcrAB efflux pumps in the low-level resistance of pathogens to antimicrobials requires a better understanding of the AcrAB regulation. The goal of the present research was to study the transcription of acrAB, as well as the genes that play a role in its regulation in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. We monitored(More)
Recent studies offer contradictory findings about the role of multidrug efflux pumps in bacterial biofilm development. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of the AcrAB efflux pump in biofilm formation by investigating the ability of AcrB and AcrAB null mutants of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to produce biofilms. Three(More)
Here we report the genome sequences of both Salmonella Senftenberg 070885, a clinical isolate from the 2007 outbreak linked to basil, and its mutant linalool-adapted S Senftenberg (LASS). These draft genomes of S Senftenberg may enable the identification of bacterial genes responsible for resistance to basil oil.
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