Tiago Casella

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CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae have been increasingly identified in humans and animals, and their potential transmission by contaminated food has been highlighted. In this study, we report for the first time the isolation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis(More)
The water buffalo mozzarella cheese is a typical Italian cheese which has been introduced in the thriving Brazilian market in the last 10 y, with good acceptance by its consumers. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) play an important role in the technological and sensory quality of mozzarella cheese. In this study, the aim was to evaluate the diversity of the(More)
Extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are critically important antibiotics for humans and their use in animals poses a potential threat for public health. Chicken represents an increasing part of the human diet and has also been regarded as a source of ESC-resistant Enterobacteriaceae because of the worldwide off-label use of ceftiofur, a broad-spectrum(More)
We investigate the effect of the N-terminus modification of the L1A, a synthetic octadecapeptide, on its helical content, affinity and lytic action in model membranes and on its hemolytic and antibacterial activities. L1A and its acetylated analog displayed a selective antibacterial activity to Gram-negative bacteria without being hemolytic. The covalently(More)
OBJECTIVES Enterobacter cloacae has recently emerged as an important agent of nosocomial infections owing to the dissemination of extended-spectrum β-lactamases and carbapenemases in this species. In this context, a rise in the therapeutic use of aminoglycosides was noticed, followed by the accelerated development of resistance mechanisms. In this study, we(More)
Escherichia coli, the main host of the CTX-M-15 extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) enzyme, is widely distributed and exchanged between the environment, animals and humans. Therefore, identification of blaCTX-M-15-positive lineages in food has a significant impact on public health. In this regard, until the end of 1990s, ESBL-producing isolates were mainly(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa presenting resistance to beta-lactam drugs are one of the most challenging targets for antimicrobial therapy, leading to substantial increase in mortality rates in hospitals worldwide. In this context, P. aeruginosa harboring acquired mechanisms of resistance, such as production of(More)
The horizontal transfer of a plasmid bearing the blaKPC-2 gene from K. pneumoniae to E. cloacae infecting the respiratory tract of a patient during meropenem therapy was elucidated. This finding is particularly worrisome, since these drugs are of last resort for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.
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