Group B streptococcus infection and diabetes: A review
Streptococcus agalactiae, a group B streptococcus (GBS), has been considered to be a major pathogen in neonates and pregnant women. Recently, there is accumulating concern about its significance for pathogenesis in non-pregnant adult patients. Diabetes is one of the most important underlying diseases for the development of GBS infection. This review will focus on the risk factors and clinical manifestations...
Systematic variations in drug resistance among some enteric gram-negative bacilli isolated from humans and sewage
This work was designed to undertake a comparative analysis of the drug resistance pattern of enteric bacteria isolated from humans and those isolated from the multifarious microbial environments of the sewage. Human and sewage isolates of enteric Gram-negative bacilli were examined for resistance to ten antibacterial agents. A total of 2400 bacterial isolates (from human n = 1404, and sewage n = 996) isolated...
Isolation of Lactobacillus plantarum from cow milk and screening for the presence of sugar alcohol producing gene
Lactobacillus plantarum, was isolated from cow milk, characterized by partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phenotypic features and resoluted for the presence of bacteriocin and their activity against pathogenic organism. The organism showed very strong activity againstStreptococcus faecalis and strong activity against Bacillus mycoides, Klebsiella pnuemoniae,Staphylococcus...
Evaluation of botanicals as biopesticides on the growth of Fusarium verticillioides causing rot diseases and fumonisin production of maize
Partially (Pp) and completely purified (Cp) methanolic extracts of leaves of Cassia alata,Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass), Mangifera indica (mango), Carica papaya (pawpaw),Citrus limon (lemon), fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta (alligator pepper), Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Garcinia kola (bitter kola), Piper...
Searching for new antileishmanial lead drug candidates: Synthesis, biological and theoretical evaluations of promising thieno[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. This work reports the synthesis, biological and theoretical evaluations of a new antileishmanial series of 5-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-4-(arylamino)thieno[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives - 3 (H), 3a (m-CH3), 3b (m-OCH3), 3c (m-NO2), 3d (m-F), 3e (m-Br), 3f (p-CH3), 3g (p-OCH3), 3h (p-NO2), 3i (p-F), 3j...