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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716662/lgtf-effects-of-haemophilus-parasuis-los-induced-inflammation-through-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-signaling-pathways
#1
Ze Zeng, Bin Zhang, Huan He, Xinnuo Chen, Yupeng Ren, Hua Yue, Cheng Tang
The lgtF gene encodes a glucosyltransferase responsible for adding a glucose to the first sugar of heptose I in the synthesis of lipooligosaccharides (LOS). To study the function of lgtF, we constructed an lgtF mutant (ΔlgtF) from Haemophilus parasuis SC096 using a natural transformation system. A highly purified preparation of LOS from ΔlgtF (ΔlgtF-LOS) exhibited an obvious truncation in structure compared to the LOS of the wild-type SC096 strain (WT-LOS). The ΔlgtF-LOS also displayed a significantly reduced ability to induce inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1α (IL-1α), IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 in porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in comparison with the WT-LOS...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712963/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-pistacia-atlantica-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1-and-identification-of-its-bioactive-compounds
#2
H Kordbacheh, F Eftekhar, S N Ebrahimi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a multidrug resistant opportunistic pathogen and an important cause of nosocomial infections. Quorum-sensing (QS) is a process in which bacterial cell-cell communication can regulates production of many virulence factors including pigment formation and the ability to form biofilm which is essential for establishment of chronic infections. We examined the inhibitory effect of Pistacia atlantica (Anacardiaceae) methanolic leaf extract and its bioactive components on biofilm formation and pigment production by P...
July 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711511/effects-of-alliin-on-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-activating-ppar%C3%AE
#3
Yi-Luan Wang, Xian-Yang Guo, Wei He, Ru-Jie Chen, Rong Zhuang
Alliin is a garlic organosulfur compound that possesses various pharmacological properties. In the present study, the protective effects and molecular mechanism of alliin on Lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) were analyzed. LPS-induced ALI was induced in BALB/c mice by intranasal instillation of LPS. Alliin was administered intraperitoneally to mice 1 h after LPS treatment. The results showed that alliin markedly inhibited lung myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and wet/dry (W/D) ratio induced by LPS...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711510/serotyping-of-brunei-pneumococcal-clinical-strains-and-the-investigation-of-their-capability-to-adhere-and-invade-a-brain-endothelium-model
#4
Nurul Adhwa Rahman, Aishah Sharudin, Suwarni Diah, Siti Hanna Muharram
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal infections have caused morbidity and mortality globally. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococci) are commensal bacteria that colonize the nasopharynx, asymptomatically. From there, pneumococci can spread in the lungs causing pneumonia and disseminate in the bloodstream causing bacteremia (sepsis) and reach the brain leading to meningitis. Endothelial cells are one of the most important components of the blood-brain barrier that separates the blood from the brain and plays the first protective role against pneumococcal entry...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711509/listeria-monocytogenes-pdee-a-phosphodiesterase-that-contributes-to-virulence-and-has-hydrolytic-activity-against-cyclic-mononucleotides-and-cyclic-dinucleotides
#5
Swetha Reddy, Gokul Turaga, Hossam Abdelhamed, Michelle M Banes, Robert W Wills, Mark L Lawrence
We have identified and partially characterized a putative HD domain hydrolase, LMOf2365_2464, which is highly expressed during listerial intracellular replication. LMOf2365_2464 is annotated as a putative HD domain-containing hydrolase. The ability of an isogenic mutant strain, F2365Δ2464, to adhere, invade and replicate in intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2) was significantly lower than parent strain F2365. Colonization of mouse liver and spleen by L. monocytogenes F2365 was significantly higher than it was for the mutant...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711508/virulent-and-pathogenic-features-on-the-cronobacter-sakazakii-polymyxin-resistant-pmr-mutant-strain-s-3
#6
Xuerui Bao, Ling Yang, Lequn Chen, Bing Li, Lin Li, Yanyan Li, Zhenbo Xu
Cronobacter sakazakii is a well-known opportunistic pathogen responsible for necrotizing enterocolitis, meningitis and septicaemia in the premature, immunocompromised infants and neonates. This pathogen possesses various virulence factors and regulatory systems, and pmrA/pmrB regulatory system has been identified in a variety of bacterial species. The current study aims to investigate role of pmrA gene in the pathogenicity and virulence characteristics of Cronobacter sakazakii using whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711507/protective-effects-of-tenuigenin-on-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-pneumonia-in-mice
#7
Bin Yu, Jiutao Qiao, Yongbin Shen, Lianyong Li
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in infants and young children. Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) is one of the most important bacteria that leads to pneumonia. Tenuigenin (TGN), a major active component isolated from the root of the Chinese herb Polygala tenuifolia, has been known to have anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of TGN on S.aureus-induced pneumonia in mice. The results showed that TGN significantly attenuated S.aureus-induced lung histopathological changes...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710013/murine-bone-marrow-derived-dcs-activated-by-porcine-rotavirus-stimulate-the-th1-subtype-response-in%C3%A2-vitro
#8
Liping Ye, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Wentao Yang, Jingtao Hu, Yulin Cui, Chunwei Shi, Jing Liu, Chunfeng Wang
Rotavirus (RV) infection causes acute, watery dehydrating diarrhea and even death in infants and other young animals, resulting in a severe economic burden; however, little is known about the innate immune mechanisms associated with RV infection. Dendritic cells (DCs), which are professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs), serve as a bridge connecting the innate and adaptive immune system. In this study, the interaction between murine bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs) and porcine rotavirus (PRV) was investigated in vitro...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710016/comparative-study-of-immunopathophysiological-responses-induced-by-b-melitensis-and-its-lipopolysaccharide-in-mouse-model-infected-via-intranasal-route-of-exposure
#9
Abdinasir Yusuf Osman, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Faez Firdaus Jesse, Arifah Abdul Kadir
In this study, we developed a mouse model and characterized the effects of intranasal inoculation of virulent Brucella melitensis strain 16M and its lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The effects of the exposure were compared with respective control groups. Both Brucella melitensis-infected and LPS-infected groups showed no significant clinical presentation with minor relevance in the mortality associated with the infection. In Brucella melitensis-infected group, significant histopathological changes in comparison to the LPS infected group with increase bacterial burden in the lungs, reproductive and reticuloendothelial organs were observed...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710015/bactericidal-impact-of-ag-zno-and-mixed-agzno-colloidal-nanoparticles-on-h37rv-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-phagocytized-by-thp-1%C3%A2-cell-lines
#10
Alireza Jafari, Nader Mosavari, Farahnaz Movahedzadeh, Saeedeh Jafari Nodooshan, Roya Safarkar, Rossella Moro, Morteza Kamalzadeh, Ali Majidpour, Mina Boustanshenas, Tahereh Mosavi
The purpose of this research project was to infection of human macrophages (THP-1) cell lines by H37Rv strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37RvMTB) and find out the ratio/dilution of mixture silver (Ag NPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) whose ability to eliminate phagocytized bacteria compared to rifampicin. The colloidal Ag NPs and ZnO NPs were synthesized and their characteristics were evaluated. The THP-1 cell lines were infected with different concentration of H37RvMTB. Next, the infected cells were treated with different ratios/dilutions of Ag NPs, ZnO NPs and rifampicin...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710014/culture-conditions-improvement-of-crassostrea-gigas-using-a-potential-probiotic-bacillus-sp-strain
#11
Kais Fdhila, Najla Haddaji, Ibtissem Chakroun, Amel Dhiaf, Mohammed Ezz Edine Macherki, Bochra Khouildi, Faouzi Lamari, Kamel Chaieb, Nabil Abid, Hajer Marzougui, Sadok Khouadja, Hechmi Missaoui
It is well demonstrated that some probiotics improve rearing water quality and thereby have beneficial effects on reared organisms. We conducted this study to determine the effect of Bacillus consortium on Crassostrea gigas reared in contemned seawater with indigo dye priory treated with Bacillus or no treated. This effect was studied by assessing hemocytes death using flow cytometry analysis. We found that the percentage of decolorization of indigo dye in polluted seawater in presence of C. gigas increased from 41% to 90% when using Bacillus consortium...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710012/antibiofilm-activity-of-vetiveria-zizanioides-root-extract-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#12
Arunachalam Kannappan, Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Arumugam Veera Ravi
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading human pathogen responsible for causing chronic clinical manifestation worldwide. In addition to antibiotic resistance genes viz. mecA and vanA, biofilm formation plays a prominent role in the pathogenicity of S. aureus by enhancing its resistance to existing antibiotics. Considering the role of folk medicinal plants in the betterment of human health from the waves of multidrug resistant bacterial infections, the present study was intended to explore the effect of Vetiveria zizanioides root on the biofilm formation of MRSA and its clinical counterparts...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710011/antibacterial-activity-of-food-grade-chitosan-against-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-biofilms
#13
Ting Xie, Zhenlin Liao, Huan Lei, Xiang Fang, Jie Wang, Qingping Zhong
Biofilm is a community composed of microbes and the extracellular polymeric substances. This special architecture poses a significant public health risk as it increases the fitness of bacteria in harsh conditions and renders bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents and cleaning. In this study, we investigated the inhibition and eradication effects of chitosan on the biofilm of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, an important food-borne pathogen. The crystal violet staining, [2, 3-bis (2-methoxy-4-nitro-5- sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide] (XTT) reduction method, phenol-sulfuric acid method, fluorescence microscope and confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) observation were conducted...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705748/effect-of-secondary-metabolite-of-actinidia-deliciosa-on-the-biofilm-and-extra-cellular-matrix-components-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#14
Vishvanath Tiwari, Deepika Tiwari, Varsha Patel, Monalisa Tiwari
Acinetobacter baumannii, opportunistic nosocomial pathogen, increases gradually in the clinical setup. The high level of resistance mechanisms acquired by these bacteria makes their eradication difficult and biofilm formation is one of them. Biofilm comprises of closely packed bacterial population crowded together by extra-cellular matrix (ECM). ECM contains bacterial secreted polymers such as exopolysaccharides (EPS), proteins and extracellular-DNA (e-DNA) and rarely amyloidogenic proteins. Biofilm offers protection of underlying bacterial population against chemotherapeutic agents and host immune system...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705747/synthesis-of-phytochemicals-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-and-their-biological-activities-against-bacteria-and-leishmania
#15
Aftab Ahmad, Yun Wei, Sadeeq Ullah, Sayyed Ibrahim Shah, Fazli Nasir, Akram Shah, Zafar Iqbal, Kamran Tahir, Usman Ali Khan, Qipeng Yuan
Nanoscale materials have shown promising results in the field of medicine as therapeutic agents and drugs delivery vehicles. In the current study, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were prepared by a green and facile method using the aqueous extract of Rhazya stricta decne as a source of reducing and stabilizing agents. The bio-fabricated AuNPs were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and FTIR spectroscopy. Antimicrobial activities of the biosynthesized AuNPs were tested against Leishmania tropica (HTD7), E...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705746/first-report-of-ehrlichia-infection-in-goats-china
#16
Hui Zhang, Zhenyu Chang, Khalid Mehmood, Yajing Wang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazul Nabi, Ahamad Jawad Sabir, Xueting Liu, Xiaoxing Wu, Xinxin Tian, Donghai Zhou
Ehrlichiosis is an emerging infectious disease of domestic animals which is transmitted by ticks. This disease has been reported earlier in most parts of China in dogs, cattle and humans, but there is no published data regarding this disease in goats. The present study provided the evidence of Ehrlichia infection in goats in Wuhan, China on the basis of clinical signs, gross lesions, serum-biochemical, histopathological and PCR. Twenty four goats were presented to the veterinary hospital of Huazhong Agricultural University during July, 2016...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705749/in-vitro-effect-of-metrifonate-on-the-indices-of-oxidative-stress-in-gigantocotyle-explanatum
#17
Mohammad Ahmad, Murad A Mubaraki, Mohammed Ali M Marie
Helminth infections in general and digenetic trematodes in particular cause a huge economic loss globally to our livestock. Gigantocotyle explanatum is a digenetic amphistome that infects the bile ducts of water buffalo and are highly prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical countries. In the present study, effects of an organophosphate compound, Metrifonate (MF) in three doses, viz., 9.4 × 10(-5) M (Dose I), 14.4 × 10(-5) M (Dose II), and 19.4 × 10(-5) M (Dose III), have been studied in vitro, on the motility and on some enzymatic and non-enzymatic oxidative stress indices in G...
July 10, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688981/molecular-detection-of-isoniazid-rifampin-and-ethambutol-resistance-to-m-%C3%A2-tuberculosis-and-m-%C3%A2-bovis-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-patients-in-pakistan
#18
Saba Munir, Nasir Mahmood, Saman Shahid, Muhammad Idrees Khan
The various aspects of MDR-TB, type of pathogen, different drug sensitive methods and mutation (s) in specific genes were determined. The histone-like protein (hupB) gene of M. tuberculosis was targeted by using primer sets: N & S and M & S (produced 645 bp & 318 bp fragment respectively). The most significant risk factors were the poverty and male gender of ages 11-25 years. All samples were detected as M. tuberculosis. By Drug Proportion method, the highest percentage (37%) was found resistant to only Rifampin...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688980/hepatitis-e-virus-seroprevalence-rate-among-eastern-mediterranean-and-middle-eastern-countries-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
#19
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Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Alireza Ranaei, Seyed Moayed Alavian
CONTEXT: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) as a hepatotropic virus is one of the major global health concerns. Autochthonous HEV transmitted by oral fecal-route in poor sanitation conditions as well as vertical and rarely blood transfusion. HEV occurrence is more common in developing countries and recently increased in developed countries too. Middle East (ME) and Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) of WHO have been an endemic region for HEV infection. In this regard, we aimed to design a systematic review and pooled analysis to determine seroprevalence of anti-HEV antibody in ME and EMR countries...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687324/in%C3%A2-vitro-antiviral-efficacy-of-caffeic-acid-against-canine-distemper-virus
#20
Zong-Mei Wu, Zhen-Jiang Yu, Zhen-Qiang Cui, Lu-Yuan Peng, Hao-Ran Li, Chun-Lei Zhang, Hai-Qing Shen, Peng-Fei Yi, Ben-Dong Fu
Canine distemper (CD) is a highly contagious disease caused by the canine distemper virus (CDV), and mortality can be as high as 100%. However, there is no specific treatment for CD. In this study, the antiviral activity of the caffeic acid against CDV was evaluated in vitro. The results showed that the IC50 of the caffeic acid against CDV at 1 and 2 h post infection (PI) is 23.3 and 32.3 μg/mL, respectively. Consistently, at 1 and 2 h PI, the caffeic acid exhibited a reduced (23.3-57.0% and 37.2-38.1%) viral inhibitory effect in vero cells...
July 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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