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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337589/colonization-by-non-pathogenic-bacteria-alters-mrna-expression-of-cytochromes-p450-in-originally-germ-free-mice
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L Jourová, P Anzenbacher, B Lišková, Z Matušková, P Hermanová, T Hudcovic, H Kozáková, L Hrnčířová, E Anzenbacherová
Gut microbiota provides a wide range of beneficial function for the host and has an immense effect on the host's health state. It has also been shown that gut microbiome is often involved in the biotransformation of xenobiotics; however, the molecular mechanisms of the interaction between the gut bacteria and the metabolism of drugs by the host are still unclear. To investigate the effect of microbial colonization on messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of liver cytochromes P450 (CYPs), the main drug-metabolizing enzymes, we used germ-free (GF) mice, lacking the intestinal flora and mice monocolonized by non-pathogenic bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum (NIZO2877) or probiotic bacteria Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 compared to specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice...
March 23, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332133/molecular-typing-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-to-six-antimicrobials-of-clostridium-difficile-isolates-from-three-czech-hospitals-in-eastern-bohemia-in-2011-2012
#2
V Beran, E J Kuijper, C Harmanus, I M Sanders, S M van Dorp, C W Knetsch, J Janeckova, A Seidelova, L Barekova, J Tvrdik, D Chmelar, I Ciznar
In 2011-2012, a survey was performed in three regional hospitals in the Czech Republic to determine the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) and to characterize bacterial isolates. C. difficile isolates were characterized by PCR ribotyping, toxin genes detection, multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA), and antimicrobial susceptibility testing to fidaxomicin, vancomycin, metronidazole, clindamycin, LFF571, and moxifloxacin using agar dilution method. The incidence of CDI in three studied hospitals was 145, 146, and 24 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 and 177, 258, and 67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012...
March 22, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316009/safety-assessment-of-commensal-enterococci-from-dogs
#3
Ivana Kubašová, Viola Strompfová, Andrea Lauková
Enterococci form a complex, diverse, and very important group of bacteria from the technological and food safety aspect, or from the health-improving aspect as probiotics. Generally, enterococci are considered to be of low pathogenic potential, which is associated mostly with clinical strains. In these strains, production of virulence factors as well as resistance to many antimicrobial drugs could complicate treatment of nosocomial infections. Because there is a lack of information on incidence of these attributes in animal commensal enterococci, we screened 160 strains originating from feces of clinically healthy dogs in Eastern Slovakia (n = 105)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315021/clinical-strains-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-carry-two-different-variants-of-pathogenicity-island-xii
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Eugenia Kuleshevich, Joseph Ferretti, Ilda Santos Sanches, Natesan Balasubramanian, Barbara Spellerberg, Androulla Efstratiou, Paula Kriz, Kornelia Grabovskaya, Olga Arjanova, Alevtina Savitcheva, Valentin Shevchenko, Anton Rysev, Alexander Suvorov
Streptococcus agalactiae or Group B streptococci (GBS) are a common cause of serious diseases of newborns and adults. GBS pathogenicity largely depends on genes located on the accessory genome including several pathogenicity islands (PAI). The present paper is focused on the structure and molecular epidemiological analysis of one of the GBS pathogenicity islands-the pathogenicity island PAI XII (Glaser et al. Mol Microbiol 45(6):1499-1513, 2002). This PAI was found to be composed of three different mobile genetic elements: a composite transposon (PAI-C), a genomic islet (PAI-B), and a pathogenicity island associated with gene sspB1 (PAI-A)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285373/rhizobia-a-potential-biocontrol-agent-for-soilborne-fungal-pathogens
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Krishnashis Das, Radha Prasanna, Anil Kumar Saxena
Rhizobia are a group of organisms that are well known for their ability to colonize root surfaces and form symbiotic associations with legume plants. They not only play a major role in biological nitrogen fixation but also improve plant growth and reduce disease incidence in various crops. Rhizobia are known to control the growth of many soilborne plant pathogenic fungi belonging to different genera like Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotium, and Macrophomina. Antagonistic activity of rhizobia is mainly attributed to production of antibiotics, hydrocyanic acid (HCN), mycolytic enzymes, and siderophore under iron limiting conditions...
March 12, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283946/association-between-caga-vacai-and-dupa-genes-of-helicobacter-pylori-and-gastroduodenal-pathologies-in-chilean-patients
#6
Esteban Paredes-Osses, Katia Sáez, Enrique Sanhueza, Sonja Hebel, Carlos González, Carlos Briceño, Apolinaria García Cancino
In addition to the already known cagA gene, novel genetic markers have been associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) virulence: the dupA and vacAi genes. These genes might play an important role as specific markers to determine the clinical outcome of the disease, especially the vacAi gene, which has been expected to be a good marker of severe pathologies like gastric adenocarcinoma. In the present study, the association of cagA, dupA, and vacAi genes with gastroduodenal pathologies in Chilean patients was studied...
March 11, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283945/agar-degrading-bacteria-isolated-from-antarctic-macroalgae
#7
Roxana Alvarado, Sergio Leiva
This study describes the taxonomic diversity of pigmented, agar-degrading bacteria isolated from the surface of macroalgae collected in King George Island, Antarctica. A total of 30 pigmented, agarolytic bacteria were isolated from the surface of the Antarctic macroalgae Adenocystis utricularis, Monostroma hariotii, Iridaea cordata, and Pantoneura plocamioides. Based on the 16S rRNA data, the agarolytic isolates were affiliated to the genera Algibacter, Arthrobacter, Brachybacterium, Cellulophaga, Citricoccus, Labedella, Microbacterium, Micrococcus, Salinibacterium, Sanguibacter, and Zobellia...
March 10, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281229/potential-of-pichia-pastoris-for-the-production-of-industrial-penicillin-g-acylase
#8
Helena Marešová, Andrea Palyzová, Martina Plačková, Michal Grulich, Vyasa Williams Rajasekar, Václav Štěpánek, Eva Kyslíková, Pavel Kyslík
This study deals with the potential of Pichia pastoris X-33 for the production of penicillin G acylase (PGA(A)) from Achromobacter sp. CCM 4824. Synthetic gene matching the codon usage of P. pastoris was designed for intracellular and secretion-based production strategies and cloned into vectors pPICZ and pPICZα under the control of AOX1 promoter. The simple method was developed to screen Pichia transformants with the intracellularly produced enzyme. The positive correlation between acylase production and pga gene dosage for both expression systems was demonstrated in small scale experiments...
March 9, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275945/enrichment-culture-and-identification-of-endophytic-methanotrophs-isolated-from-peatland-plants
#9
Zofia Stępniewska, Weronika Goraj, Agnieszka Kuźniar, Natalia Łopacka, Magdalena Małysza
Aerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria (MOB) are an environmentally significant group of microorganisms due to their role in the global carbon cycle. Research conducted over the past few decades has increased the interest in discovering novel genera of methane-degrading bacteria, which efficiently utilize methane and decrease the global warming effect. Moreover, methanotrophs have more promising applications in environmental bioengineering, biotechnology, and pharmacy. The investigations were undertaken to recognize the variety of endophytic methanotrophic bacteria associated with Carex nigra, Vaccinium oxycoccus, and Eriophorum vaginatum originating from Moszne peatland (East Poland)...
March 9, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238067/acquisition-of-tn6018-3-cs-regions-increases-colistin-mics-against-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates-harboring-new-variants-of-abars
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Mohammad Savari, Alireza Ekrami, Saeed Shoja, Abbas Bahador
Colistin is the last hope to treat extensively drug resistance (XDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infections, but resistance to colistin is currently reported in clinical centers all over the world. Here, we studied two colistin-resistant A. baumannii isolates with a difference in minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) that were isolated from a single burn patient during treatment in the hospitalization period. The international clonal (IC) lineage, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and multiple loci variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) typing were used to characterize the relatedness of A...
February 25, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236177/virulence-genes-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-lactose-negative-and-lactose-positive-strains-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-pregnant-women-and-neonates
#11
Agnieszka Kaczmarek, Krzysztof Skowron, Anna Budzyńska, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Escherichia coli can cause serious infections in the neonates and pregnant women. Although E. coli is widely studied, E. coli lactose-negative (lac-) strains have been rarely described before. So, the aim of this study was to compare lac- and lactose-positive (lac+) E. coli strains in respect of antimicrobial susceptibility and the frequency of virulence genes (VGs). The study included 58 lac+ and 58 lac- E. coli strains isolated from pregnant women and neonates. Culture and the results of biochemical reactions were conducted for lac- and lac+ E...
February 24, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236176/kinetics-of-interaction-between-substrates-substrate-analogs-and-benzoate-1-2-dioxygenase-from-benzoate-degrading-rhodococcus-opacus-1cp
#12
Inna P Solyanikova, Oksana V Borzova, Elena V Emelyanova
Benzoate 1,2-dioxygenase (BDO) of Rhodococcus opacus 1CP, which carried out the initial attack on benzoate, was earlier shown to be the enzyme with a narrow substrate specificity. A kinetics of interaction between benzoate 1,2-dioxygenase and substituted benzoates was assessed taking into account the enlarged list of the type of inhibition and using whole cells grown on benzoate. The type of inhibition was determined and the constants of a reaction of BDO with benzoate in the presence of 2-chlorobenzoate (2CBA), 3,5-dichlorobenzoate (3,5DCBA), and 3-methylbenzoate (3MBA) were calculated...
February 24, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213749/effect-of-continuous-sub-culturing-on-infectivity-of-clostridium-perfringens-atcc13124-in-mouse-gas-gangrene-model
#13
Ravi Bhushan Kumar, Syed Imteyaz Alam
Clostridium perfringens is a Validated Biological Agent and a pathogen of medical, veterinary, and military significance. Gas gangrene is the most destructive of all the clostridial diseases and is caused by C. perfringens type A strains wherein the infection spreads quickly (several inches per hour) with production of gas. Influence of repeated in vitro cultivation on the infectivity of C. perfringens was investigated by comparing the surface proteins of laboratory strain and repository strains of the bacterium using 2DE-MS approach...
February 17, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213748/immobilization-of-irpex-lacteus-to-liquid-core-alginate-beads-and-their-application-to-degradation-of-pollutants
#14
Jan Šíma, Rachel Milne, Čeněk Novotný, Pavel Hasal
White rot fungi (WRF) are applicable to biodegradation of recalcitrant pollutants. However, excessive biomass growth typical for WRF cultivation can hinder their large scale applications. Therefore, immobilization of Irpex lacteus to liquid-core alginate beads restricting excessive mycelium growth and simultaneously keeping high degradation rate of pollutants was tested. Effective diffusivities of dyes to the beads varied from (2.98 ± 0.69) × 10(-10) to (10.27 ± 2.60) × 10(-10) m(2)/s. Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR), Reactive Orange 16 (RO16), and Naphthol Blue Black (NBB) were used as model dyes...
February 17, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188482/isolation-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-species-highly-resistant-to-pentachlorobenzene
#15
Itxaso Montánchez, Anna Chao Kaberdina, Elena Sevillano, Lucía Gallego, Susana Rodríguez-Couto, Vladimir R Kaberdin
Polychlorinated aromatic compounds, including pentachlorobenzenes and hexachlorobenzenes, are recalcitrant industrial pollutants that cause adverse effects on living cells. In this paper, the isolation of Pseudomonas fluorescens species with high resistance to pentachlorobenzene (PeCB) is reported. It was found that, in contrast to its slightly negative effect on P. fluorescens growth, PeCB readily inhibited the cell growth of Serratia spp. and Escherichia coli strains, thus indicating that inhibition of bacterial growth by PeCB is species-dependent...
February 10, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164244/candida-krusei-and-candida-glabrata-reduce-the-filamentation-of-candida-albicans-by-downregulating-expression-of-hwp1-gene
#16
Patrícia Pimentel de Barros, Fernanda Freire, Rodnei Dennis Rossoni, Juliana Campos Junqueira, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge
Pathogenicity of Candida albicans is associated with its capacity switch from yeast-like to hyphal growth. The hyphal form is capable to penetrate the epithelial surfaces and to damage the host tissues. Therefore, many investigations have focused on mechanisms that control the morphological transitions of C. albicans. Recently, certain studies have showed that non-albicans Candida species can reduce the capacity of C. albicans to form biofilms and to develop candidiasis in animal models. Then, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of Candida krusei and Candida glabrata on the morphogenesis of C...
February 6, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161814/soil-myxobacteria-as-a-potential-source-of-polyketide-peptide-substances
#17
Ivana Charousová, Heinrich Steinmetz, Juraj Medo, Soňa Javoreková, Joachim Wink
Myxobacteria, a group of antimicrobial producing bacteria, have been successfully cultured and characterized from ten soil samples collected from different parts of Slovakia. A total of 79 myxobacteria belonging to four genera (Myxococcus, Corallococcus, Sorangium, and Polyangium) were isolated based on aspects of their life cycle. Twenty-five of them were purified, fermented, and screened for antimicrobial activities against 11 test microorganisms. Results indicated that crude extracts showed more significant activities against Gram-positive than against Gram-negative bacteria or fungi...
February 4, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132138/tolerance-and-stress-response-of-sclerotiogenic-aspergillus-oryzae-g15-to-copper-and-lead
#18
Dan-Dan Long, Rong-Rong Fu, Jian-Rong Han
Aspergillus oryzae G15 was cultured on Czapek yeast extract agar medium containing different concentrations of copper and lead to investigate the mechanisms sustaining metal tolerance. The effects of heavy metals on biomass, metal accumulation, metallothionein (MT), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and peroxidase (POD) were evaluated. Cu and Pb treatment remarkably delayed sclerotial maturation and inhibited mycelial growth, indicating the toxic effects of the metals. Cu decreased sclerotial biomass, whereas Pb led to an increase in sclerotial biomass...
January 29, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130760/analysis-of-icam1-gene-polymorphism-in-slovak-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#19
Ivana Shawkatová, Juraj Javor, Zuzana Párnická, Mária Bucová, Daniela Čopíková-Cudráková, Jozef Michalík, Karin Gmitterová, Daniel Čierny, Milan Buc, Vladimíra Ďurmanová
Infiltration of immune cells into CNS is one of the essential events in multiple sclerosis (MS) development. Adhesion molecules like the intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) play critical role in this process. Therefore, the ICAM1 gene containing two important single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) belongs to candidate loci with possible involvement in MS susceptibility and/or severity. The objective of our case-control study was to analyze the association of two functional ICAM1 polymorphisms rs1799969 (or G241R) and rs5498 (or K469E) with susceptibility to MS and evaluate their influence on the age at disease onset, severity, neurological disability and progression rate...
January 27, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127668/a-newly-developed-bvdv-1-rt-qpcr-taqman-assay-based-on-italian-isolates-evaluation-as-a-diagnostic-tool
#20
Roberto Zoccola, Maurizio Mazzei, Maria Luisa Carrozza, Emanuele Ricci, Mario Forzan, Federica Pizzurro, Monica Giammarioli, Patrizia Bandecchi, Francesco Tolari
A single-step TaqMan® RT-qPCR was developed for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus type 1 (BVDV-1), an important pathogen of cattle worldwide. The assay was based on conserved 5'UTR sequences of Italian BVDV-1 isolates. In order to establish a diagnostic protocol which simplifies sample collection and processing, the assay was tested on a variety of biological specimens collected from persistently infected calves. The samples analyzed included PBMCs, plasma, dry blood, ear notch and hair bulb. Time and costs required for the analysis of each type of specimen were compared...
January 26, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
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