Sawsan Kareem

Sawsan Kareem
Al-Mustansiriya University · Department of biology college of Science

ph.D microbiology /molecular

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Introduction
Sawsan Kareem currently works at the department of biology, Mustansiriyah University. Sawsan does research in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics.
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March 2015 - present
Al-Mustansiriya University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (38)
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Background The serine carbapenemase enzymes (KPC) which produce from bacteria klebsiella pneumoniae today have been emerged as one of the β-lactamase enzymes that is capable to inactivating the last line of carbapenems. The gene encoding the K. pneumonia (blaKPC) belongs to gene carried on plasmid among Enterobacteriaceae family, which has modulati...
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Background and Aim: Recently, the extensive use of quinolones led to increased resistance to these antimicrobial agents, with different rates according to the organism and the geographical region. The aim of this study was to detect the resistance rate of Klebsiella pneumoniae Iraqi isolates toward quinolone antimicrobial agents, to determine genet...
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Background and aim: Recently, the extensive use of quinolones led to increased resistance to these antimicrobial agents, with different rates according to the organism and the geographical region. The aim of this study was to detect the resistance rate of Klebsiella pneumoniae Iraqi isolates toward quinolone antimicrobial agents, to determine gene...
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Forty five samples of urine were collected from patient with UTI in medical city, in Baghdad. At first all sample were cultured differentiation media (MacConkey & Nutrient agar) under suitable conditions, (20) isolates have been identified as Acinetobacter. Agar diffusion method was used to five antimicrobial agent toward all Acinetobacter isolates...
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Objective Antimicrobial properties of silymarin and curcumin have been assessed against several infectious agents. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-apoptotic and antibacterial effects of both compounds on the expression of genes among Shigella dysenteriae ATCC 12022 and Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni strain ATCC 33560 standard...
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Background Colon cancer is a major cause of death around the world. The evaluation of novel approaches on corresponding genes would be a vital strategy toward eradication of cancer cells. In this study, the toxicity of silver nanoparticle on the colon cancer cell line (HT29) and expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP29) gene was investigated....
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Introduction Acinetobacter baumannii infections have spread in healthcare and community settings with extensive drug-resistance in various locations. Considering importance of source tracking, our aim was molecular characterization and genetic analysis of fosfomycin- and colistin-resistant A. baumannii. Methods In this study, 205 A. baumannii were...
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Vancomycin is among last-resort drugs for the elimination of serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Suboptimal or prolonged exposure to vancomycin is a major cause of decreased vancomycin susceptibility being a great concern toward the eradication of related infections. This arises from genetic and metabolic alterati...
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Objective: Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequent agent causing nosocomial infections in Baghdad hospitals. This study aimed at determining S. aureus methicillin resistance, spa gene typing and phylogenic analysis in Iraqi S. aureus isolates. Material and methods: A total of 200 samples including clinical (n=100) and environmental (n=100) speci...
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Vancomycin is among last-resort drugs for the elimination of serious methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Suboptimal or prolonged exposure to vancomycin is a major cause of decreased vancomycin susceptibility being a great concern toward the eradication of related infections. This arises from genetic and metabolic alteratio...
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A novel strain of Enterobacter aerogenes isolated from rhizosphere soil has an ability to produce intracellular levanase when grown on basal medium containing the levan as substrate. Levanase was purified to homogeneity with a recovery yield of 57.85% and 22.5 fold of purification by using ammonium sulfate at 40% saturation followed by ion exchange...
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Background: In recent years enormous use of quinolones leads to increasing resistance towards multiple antimicrobial agents, by various pathogens in different geographical regions with the varying rate. Objective: In this study, we report the antibiotic susceptibility profile and molecular characterization of Quinolones resistant Klebsiella pneumon...
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Forty five samples of urine were collected from patient with UTI in medical city, in Baghdad. At first all sample were cultured differentiation media (MacConkey & Nutrient agar) under suitable conditions, (20) isolates have been identified as Acinetobacter. Agar diffusion method was used to five antimicrobial agent toward all Acinetobacter isolates...
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Abstract: The wide applications of lectins users urged the need to isolate lectins from a new strain of bacteria can produce new and high yield of lectin because the current production of lectin from Pseudomonas spp. is very expensive. The goal of this study was to screen the ability of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates to produce lectin and detecti...
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The ability of multidrug resistance Acinetobacter baumannii to persist in any circumstances regard to the acquisition of many virulence factors genes and antibiotic resistance genes is major concern in the hospitals environments. In this study, thirty A. baumannii isolates were collected from blood infections from hospitalized patients were subject...
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Tannase has wide applications in food, beverage, brewing, cosmetics and chemical industries and one of the major applications of tannase is the production of gallic acid. Gallic acid is used for manufacturing of trimethoprim. In the present study, a local fungal strain of Penicillium expansum A4 isolated from spoilt apple samples gave the highest p...
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Head lice invasion a worldwide health care problem, which obligatory human hematophagous ectoparasites belong to pediculide family, it caused by pediculus humans capitis [1] in fact the USA was recorded 6-12 million of head lice invasion appeared every year [2]. Children with head lice usually related with negative feeling additional to negative co...
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of nosocomial infection in children and adults, resultingin significant morbidity and mortality due to its ability to acquire drug resistance. The ability of P. aeruginosa in the environment to cause infection in individuals has been reported previously; henceforth, surveillance of the emergence and transmiss...
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Molecular typing and analysis of methicillin resistance S. aureus isolated from different samples
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Many progressing biological researches have been done in advance molecular laboratory at college of science Al-Mustansiriyah university. Therefore many consequences were appeared like contamination area with ethidium bromide, infectious pathogens and chemical toxic materials so many practical steps have been done to over takes these consequences su...
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Eighty four staphylococcal bacterial isolates were obtained from Medical city in Baghdad during the period August to November 2013The results revealed 74 isolated were S. aureus isolates identified by routine chemical tests, in genotypic identification has been appeared (61 out of 74) isolates contained mecA (MRSA), phenotypic screening about MLSB...
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Molecular typing and analysis of methicillin resistance S. aureus isolated from different : samples Staphylococcus aureus spa gene, partial sequence, isolate: S23 GenBank: LC038141.1
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In the current study eighty-four staphylococcal isolates were obtained from patients who were admitted to Baghdad in hospitals during the period July to November 2013 to aim investigation about prevalence of methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) phenotypically and genotypically, on the other hands to determine prevalence of pvl gene among S. aureu...
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One hundred and fifty samples were collected from urine and blood, with a male to female ratio 1.45:1, culture positivity seen in the urinary tract infection was the most frequent (77%), followed by blood infection (18%). A total of 86 (57.33%) bacterial isolates were obtained. The study focused on 9 clinical isolates of Serratia marcescens (15.2%)...

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