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The global emergence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates displaying high-level azithromycin resistance is a major concern for the currently recommended azithromycin/ceftriaxone dual therapy. N. gonorrhoeae high-level azithromycin resistance has been associated with an A2059G mutation in 23S rRNA. Here we investigated the specific contribution of this 23S rRNA A2059G mutation to high-level azithromycin resistance and its impact on biological fitness.
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Name: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
We report a case of a 3-day-old boy with Neisseria cinerea conjunctivitis, originally misidentified as Neisseria gonorrhoeae conjunctivitis. Neonates are at increased risk for disseminated gonococcal ...
Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis are closely related bacteria that cause a significant global burden of disease. Control of gonorrhoea is becoming increasingly difficult due to widespr...
To analyze the susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates to penicillin (Pen), cefixime (Cfm), ceftriaxone (Cro), tetracycline (Tet), ciprofloxacin (Cip), azithromycin (Azm) and spectinomycin (S...
Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a major issue of public health, and there is a critical need for the development of new anti-gonococcal strategies. In this study, we investigated ...
The ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone was first observed in Japan in 2015, and in 2017, it was documented in Denmark, Canada, and Australia. Here, we describe a PCR for direct de...
This is a Phase 1, interventional, non-randomized, experimental infection model study with healthy adult males adults (N=32) between the ages of 18-36 at study enrollment. The study is des...
Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma Genitalium by Real-time Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) After Pooling Pharyngeal, Anorectal and Urinary Samples, in Men Who Have Sex With Men
This study aims to compare the sensitivity of detecting Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium by real-time multiplex PCR in a pooled analysis (i.e. gatheri...
Approximately 24 healthy male volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 years will be enrolled at a single center for a duration of two months for each subject. Subjects who meet the enroll...
Clinical Study of a Single-Use, Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostic Device for the Detection of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (NG), Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV), and Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) Utilizing Vaginal Swabs
This is a multi-center study with a minimum of three sites in the United States. The study will enroll approximately 1750 female subjects and will have a study duration of approximately 9 ...
Julius Schachter, PhD, from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, and Jeffrey Klausner, MD, from the Department of Public Health, are conducting a study to evaluate a type of test...
A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria primarily found in purulent venereal discharges. It is the causative agent of GONORRHEA.
Acute infectious disease characterized by primary invasion of the urogenital tract. The etiologic agent, NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE, was isolated by Neisser in 1879.
Acute conjunctival inflammation in the newborn, usually caused by maternal gonococcal infection. The causative agent is NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE. The baby's eyes are contaminated during passage through the birth canal.
Genes, found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, which are transcribed to produce the RNA which is incorporated into RIBOSOMES. Prokaryotic rRNA genes are usually found in OPERONS dispersed throughout the GENOME, whereas eukaryotic rRNA genes are clustered, multicistronic transcriptional units.
Within most types of eukaryotic CELL NUCLEUS, a distinct region, not delimited by a membrane, in which some species of rRNA (RNA, RIBOSOMAL) are synthesized and assembled into ribonucleoprotein subunits of ribosomes. In the nucleolus rRNA is transcribed from a nucleolar organizer, i.e., a group of tandemly repeated chromosomal genes which encode rRNA and which are transcribed by RNA polymerase I. (Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Some biological therapies for cancer use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body&rs...