Domenico Setacci

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The in vitro antimicrobial activities of usnic acid were evaluated in combination with five therapeutically available antibiotics, using checkerboard microdilution assay against methicillin-resistant clinical isolates strains of Staphylococcus aureus. MIC₉₀, MIC₅₀, as well as MBC₉₀ and MBC₅₀, were evaluated. A synergistic action was observed in combination(More)
The Aeromonas hydrophila AE036 chromosome contains a cphA gene encoding a metallo-beta-lactamase highly active against carbapenem antibiotics. This enzyme was induced in strain AE036 to the same extent by both benzylpenicillin and imipenem. When the cphA gene was inserted into plasmid pACYC184, used to transform Escherichia coli DH5 alpha, the MICs of(More)
The in vitro antimicrobial activities of pannarin, a depsidone isolated from lichens, collected in several Southern regions of Chile (including Antarctica), was evaluated alone and in combination with five therapeutically available antibiotics, using checkerboard microdilution assay against methicillin-resistant clinical isolates strains of Staphylococcus(More)
A plasmid-encoded beta-lactamase produced from a clinical strain of Providencia stuartii has been purified and characterized. The gene coding for the beta-lactamase was cloned and sequenced. It appears to be a new natural TEM-derived enzyme, named TEM-60. Point mutations (Q39K, L51P, E104K, and R164S) are present with respect to the TEM-1 enzyme; the(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (2 mT; 50 Hz) on the growth rate and antibiotic sensitivity of E. coli ATCC 25922 and P. aeruginosa ATCC 27853. The electromagnetic field treatment significantly influenced the growth rate of both strains when incubated in the presence of subinhibitory(More)
The antimicrobial susceptibility of 103 clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae to 11 antibiotics, was investigated, using a conventional inoculum size (5 x 10(5) CFU) and a higher inoculum size (5 x 10(8) CFU). All the isolates produced complex beta-lactamase patterns, including an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) of the TEM- or SHV-type plus other(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this article is biochemical and kinetic characterization of CTX-M-43, a natural Asp-240-->Gly mutant of CTX-M-44 (ex Toho-1), from a clinical isolate of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated in a Bolivian hospital. METHODS Steady-state kinetic parameters (K(m) and k(cat)) were determined for a large pattern of substrates. Analysis of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence and distribution of integron-carrying isolates among Enterobacteriaceae resistant to β-lactam antibiotics collected from a wastewater effluent of the city of L'Aquila (Italy). A total of 471 Enterobacteriaceae were collected during a period of 2 years (2005-2006). The presence and distribution of(More)
Ceftaroline in vitro activity against methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus and coagulasenegative Staphylococci: a short report from Italy Bernardetta Segatore, Domenico Setacci, Francesca Marcoccia & Gianfranco Amicosante To cite this article: Bernardetta Segatore, Domenico Setacci, Francesca Marcoccia & Gianfranco Amicosante (2016): Ceftaroline in(More)
Biapenem, formerly LJC 10,627 or L-627, a carbapenem antibiotic, was studied in its interactions with 12 beta-lactamases belonging to the four molecular classes proposed by R. P. Ambler (Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. Biol. Sci. 289:321-331, 1980). Kinetic parameters were determined. Biapenem was readily inactivated by metallo-beta-lactamases but behaved as a(More)