Hoang Vu Thien

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium responsible for severe nosocomial infections, life-threatening infections in immunocompromised persons, and chronic infections in cystic fibrosis patients. The bacterium's virulence depends on a large number of cell-associated and extracellular factors. The virulence factors play an important pathological role in the(More)
A novel temperate bacteriophage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, phage vB_PaeP_Tr60_Ab31 (alias Ab31) is described. Its genome is composed of structural genes related to those of lytic P. putida phage AF, and regulatory genes similar to those of temperate phage PAJU2. The virion structure resembles that of phage AF and other lytic Podoviridae (S. enterica Epsilon(More)
Five strains of Salmonella typhimurium isolated from faeces of infants hospitalized at Trousseau Hospital in Paris have been found to be resistant to third-generation cephalosporins. This resistance is by a transferable plasmid-mediated mechanism. The beta-lactamase gene which encodes for an enzyme similar to SHV-2 has been cloned into plasmid pBR322 and(More)
The need for new antimicrobials to treat bacterial infections has led to the use of type II fatty acid synthesis (FASII) enzymes as front-line targets. However, recent studies suggest that FASII inhibitors may not work against the opportunist pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, as environmental fatty acids favor emergence of multi-anti-FASII resistance. As(More)
Levinea amalonatica strain A2370 was isolated from the blood culture of a patient hospitalized in Charles Nicolle hospital (Tunis) during July 1986 and had decreased susceptibility to cefotaxime. Isoelectric focusing of crude extracts from this strain demonstrated three bands of beta-lactamase activity which focused at pH 5.4, 5.5 and 6.05. The three bands(More)
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