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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053670/the-complete-genome-sequence-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-atcc-29544-t-a-food-borne-pathogen-isolated-from-a-child-s-throat
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Seongok Kim, You-Tae Kim, Hyunjin Yoon, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu
BACKGROUND: Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic pathogen that is associated with rare but life-threatening cases of severe diseases: meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and sepsis in premature and full-term infants. However, the pathogenesis mechanism of this pathogen remains largely unknown. To determine its pathogenesis at the genomic level, the genome of C. sakazakii ATCC 29544(T) was completely sequenced and analyzed. RESULTS: The genomic DNA, containing a circular chromosome and three plasmids, is composed of 4,511,265 bp with a GC content of 56...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053669/mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-and-associated-risk-factors-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-iranian-patients
#2
Samin Zamani, Mohammad Reza Zali, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Leonardo Antonio Sechi, Magdalena Niegowska, Elisa Caggiu, Rouhollah Keshavarz, Nader Mosavari, Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is described as a relapsing condition with high morbidity and uncertain complex pathogenesis. The association of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) with Crohn's disease (CD) in human has been debated for decades, however there is no confirmed data to verify such relations in Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors and a possible role of MAP in Iranian patients with CD. METHODS: Anti-MAP antibodies were detected in serum of IBD patients and subjects without IBD (nIBD) through ELISA; MAP DNA and viable MAP cells were identified in patients' biopsies through nested PCR and direct culture methods, respectively...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031748/impacts-of-resistant-starch-and-wheat-bran-consumption-on-enteric-inflammation-in-relation-to-colonic-bacterial-community-structures-and-short-chain-fatty-acid-concentrations-in-mice
#3
Janelle A Jiminez, Trina C Uwiera, D Wade Abbott, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
BACKGROUND: Identifying the connection among diet, the intestinal microbiome, and host health is currently an area of intensive research, but the potential of dietary fiber (DF) consumption to ameliorate intestinal inflammation has not been extensively studied. We examined the impacts of the DFs, wheat bran (WB) and resistant starch (RS) on host enteric health. A murine model of acute Th1/Th17 colitis (i.e. incited by Citrobacter rodentium) was used. RESULTS: Diets enriched with RS increased weight gain in mice inoculated with C...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999620/effects-of-escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-and-ciprofloxacin-on-small-intestinal-epithelial-cell-mrna-expression-in-the-neonatal-piglet-model-of-human-rotavirus-infection
#4
Francine C Paim, Stephanie N Langel, David D Fischer, Sukumar Kandasamy, Lulu Shao, Moyasar A Alhamo, Huang-Chi Huang, Anand Kumar, Gireesh Rajashekara, Linda J Saif, Anastasia N Vlasova
We evaluated the effects of the probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) and the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) on mRNA expression of intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) in gnotobiotic (Gn) piglets colonized with a defined commensal microflora (DMF) and inoculated with human rotavirus (HRV) that infects IECs. We analyzed mRNA levels of IEC genes for enteroendocrine cells [chromogranin A (CgA)], goblet cells [mucin 2 (MUC2)], transient amplifying progenitor cell [proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)], intestinal epithelial stem cell (SOX9) and enterocytes (villin)...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999619/comparative-genomics-analyses-revealed-two-virulent-listeria-monocytogenes-strains-isolated-from-ready-to-eat-food
#5
Shu Yong Lim, Kien-Pong Yap, Kwai Lin Thong
BACKGROUND: Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen that causes considerable morbidity in humans with high mortality rates. In this study, we have sequenced the genomes and performed comparative genomics analyses on two strains, LM115 and LM41, isolated from ready-to-eat food in Malaysia. RESULTS: The genome size of LM115 and LM41 was 2,959,041 and 2,963,111 bp, respectively. These two strains shared approximately 90% homologous genes. Comparative genomics and phylogenomic analyses revealed that LM115 and LM41 were more closely related to the reference strains F2365 and EGD-e, respectively...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980687/alterations-of-the-gut-microbiome-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#6
Zhixing He, Tiejuan Shao, Haichang Li, Zhijun Xie, Chengping Wen
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in patients from Spain is associated with intestinal dysbiosis. This study explores whether the alteration of the gut microbiome in SLE patients from China is consistent with the intestinal dysbiosis of SLE patients from Spain. RESULTS: The depletion of Firmicutes and the enrichment of Bacteroidetes in SLE patients from China were consistent with the SLE patients from Spain. Furthermore, we found that nine genera of gut microbiota were SLE-related microorganisms in Chinese subjects...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980686/clostridium-difficile-colonization-and-antibiotics-response-in-polyferms-continuous-model-mimicking-elderly-intestinal-fermentation
#7
Sophie Fehlbaum, Christophe Chassard, Sophie Annick Poeker, Muriel Derrien, Candice Fourmestraux, Christophe Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile (CD), a spore-forming and toxin-producing bacterium, is the main cause for antibiotic-associated diarrhea in the elderly. Here we investigated CD colonization in novel in vitro fermentation models inoculated with immobilized elderly fecal microbiota and the effects of antibiotic treatments. METHODS: Two continuous intestinal PolyFermS models inoculated with different immobilized elder microbiota were used to investigate selected factors of colonization of CD in proximal (PC, model 1) and transverse-distal (TDC, model 1 and 2) colon conditions...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924153/genome-sequence-of-a-commensal-bacterium-enterococcus-faecalis-cba7120-isolated-from-a-korean-fecal-sample
#8
Joon Yong Kim, Hye Seon Song, Yeon Bee Kim, Joseph Kwon, Jong-Soon Choi, Yong-Joon Cho, Byung-Yong Kim, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Jinjong Myoung, Young-Do Nam, Seong Woon Roh
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, the type strain of the genus Enterococcus, is not only a commensal bacterium in the gastrointestinal tract in vertebrates and invertebrates, but also causes serious disease as an opportunistic pathogen. To date, genome sequences have been published for over four hundred E. faecalis strains; however, pathogenicity of these microbes remains complicated. To increase our knowledge of E. faecalis virulence factors, we isolated strain CBA7120 from the feces of an 81-year-old female from the Republic of Korea and performed a comparative genomic analysis...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895717/interferon-%C3%AE-promotes-gastric-lymphoid-follicle-formation-but-not-gastritis-in-helicobacter-infected-balb-c-mice
#9
Michelle Chonwerawong, Patrick Avé, Michel Huerre, Richard L Ferrero
BACKGROUND: Mouse infection studies have shown that interferon-γ (IFN-γ), a T helper 1 (Th1) cytokine, is required for the development of severe pathology induced by chronic Helicobacter infection. This finding is largely based on studies performed using mice that have polarised Th1 responses i.e. C57BL/6 animals. The current work aims to investigate the role of IFN-γ in Helicobacter-induced inflammation in BALB/c mice which have Th2-polarised immune responses. RESULTS: At 7 months post-infection with Helicobacter felis, IFN-γ deficiency in BALB/c mice had no significant effect on H...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891184/effect-of-antibiotic-pre-treatment-and-pathogen-challenge-on-the-intestinal-microbiota-in-mice
#10
Tadasu Iizumi, Takako Taniguchi, Wataru Yamazaki, Geraldine Vilmen, Alexander V Alekseyenko, Zhan Gao, Guillermo I Perez Perez, Martin J Blaser
BACKGROUND: More than 50 years after the discovery of antibiotics, bacterial infections have decreased substantially; however, antibiotics also may have negative effects such as increasing susceptibility to pathogens. An intact microbiome is an important line of defense against pathogens. We sought to determine the effect of orally administered antibiotics both on susceptibility to pathogens and on impact to the microbiome. We studied Campylobacter jejuni, one of the most common causes of human diarrhea, and Acinetobacter baumannii, which causes wound infections...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891183/complete-genome-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-forc014-isolated-from-the-toothfish
#11
Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Sooyeon Lim, Kwondo Kim, Suyeon Kim, Eun Jung Na, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu, Sang Ho Choi, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Foodborne illness can occur due to various pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and can cause severe gastroenteritis symptoms. In this study, we completed the genome sequence of a foodborne pathogen V. parahaemolyticus FORC_014, which was isolated from suspected contaminated toothfish from South Korea. Additionally, we extended our knowledge of genomic characteristics of the FORC_014 strain through comparative analysis using the complete sequences of other V...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891182/case-control-study-of-diarrheal-disease-etiology-in-individuals-over-5%C3%A2-years-in-southwest-china
#12
Shun-Xian Zhang, Chun-Li Yang, Wen-Peng Gu, Lin Ai, Emmanuel Serrano, Pin Yang, Xia Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li, Shan Lv, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Jun-Hu Chen, Wei Hu, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute diarrhea is one of the major public health problems worldwide. Most of studies on acute diarrhea have been made on infants aged below 5 years and few efforts have been made to identify the etiological agents of acute diarrhea in people over five, especially in China. METHODS: 271 diarrhea cases and 149 healthy controls over 5 years were recruited from four participating hospitals between June 2014 and July 2015. Each stool specimen was collected to detect a series of enteric pathogens, involving five viruses (Rotavirus group A, RVA; Norovirus, NoV; Sapovirus, SaV; Astrovirus, As; and Adenovirus, Ad), seven bacteria (diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, DEC; non-typhoidal Salmonella, NTS; Shigella spp...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891181/whole-genome-sequencing-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-escherichia-coli-o91-strains-isolated-from-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-human-carriers
#13
Taesoo Kwon, Young-Seok Bak, Young-Hee Jung, Young-Bin Yu, Jong Tae Choi, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Jung-Beom Kim, Won Kim, Seung-Hak Cho
BACKGROUND: The Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O91:H21 strains NCCP15736 and NCCP15737 were isolated during a single outbreak in Korea, NCCP15736 from a symptomatic carrier and NCCP15737 from an asymptomatic carrier. To investigate genomic differences between the two strains, we performed whole-genome sequencing of both strains and conducted a comparative genomic analysis. RESULTS: Using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform and Rapid Annotation using the Subsystem Technology (RAST) server, whole-genome sequences of NCCP15736 and NCCP15737 were obtained and annotated...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843492/differences-in-host-breed-and-diet-influence-colonization-by-campylobacter-jejuni-and-induction-of-local-immune-responses-in-chicken
#14
Zifeng Han, Thomas Willer, Colin Pielsticker, Lenka Gerzova, Ivan Rychlik, Silke Rautenschlein
BACKGROUND: Chickens are regarded as the main reservoir for human campylobacteriosis. Little is known about the interaction between Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) and chickens. This interaction may be influenced by the stage of maturation of the immune system, developing gut microbiota composition and other factors including breed and diet. Our aim was to investigate the impact of breed, and diet on C. jejuni colonization and host immune responses in chickens. Birds were inoculated with 10(4) colony forming units (CFU) of C...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833663/genome-sequencing-assembly-annotation-and-analysis-of%C3%A2-staphylococcus-xylosus%C3%A2-strain-dmb3-bh1-reveals-genes-responsible-for-pathogenicity
#15
Gurwinder Kaur, Amit Arora, Sathyaseelan Sathyabama, Nida Mubin, Sheenam Verma, Shanmugam Mayilraj, Javed N Agrewala
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus xylosus is coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS), found occasionally on the skin of humans but recurrently on other mammals. Recent reports suggest that this commensal bacterium may cause diseases in humans and other animals. In this study, we present the first report of whole genome sequencing of S. xylosus strain DMB3-Bh1, which was isolated from the stool of a mouse. RESULTS: The draft genome of S. xylosus strain DMB3-Bh1 consisted of 2,81,0255 bp with G+C content of 32...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833662/differences-in-amino-acid-frequency-in-caga-and-vaca-sequences-of-helicobacter-pylori-distinguish-gastric-cancer-from-gastric-malt-lymphoma
#16
Masahiko Hashinaga, Rumiko Suzuki, Junko Akada, Takashi Matsumoto, Yasutoshi Kido, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Masaaki Kodama, Kazunari Murakami, Yoshio Yamaoka
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori is a pathogenic bacterium that causes various gastrointestinal diseases. The most common gastric malignancies associated with H. pylori are gastric cancer and lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). Helicobacter pylori virulence genes, namely cagA and vacA, are known to be associated with malignancy development. Conventionally, cagA and vacA were classified by looking at partial sequences of the genes. However, such genotyping has hardly proven useful predicting different risks for gastric cancer or MALT lymphoma...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826361/viral-metagenomics-of-fecal-samples-from-non-human-primates-revealed-human-astrovirus-in-a-chimpanzee-china
#17
Xiaochun Wang, Jinxin Wang, Chenglin Zhou, Shixing Yang, Quan Shen, Wen Zhang, Dunwu Qi
BACKGROUND: Human astroviruses (HAstVs) are commonly identified worldwide as important aetiological agents of acute gastroenteritis in all age groups. More and more evidences challenged the paradigm that AstV infections are species-specific. Yet to date, AstVs associated with human infections have not been detected in any animal hosts. RESULTS: Viral metagenomics methods were used to detect viral nucleic acids in fecal samples from 69 captive non-human primates (NHPs) from three zoos in China...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826360/genome-analysis-revealed-novel-genotypes-and-recombination-of-the-human-parechoviruses-prevalent-in-children-in-eastern-china
#18
Xiangyang Zhao, Yongqiang Shi, Yu Xia
BACKGROUND: Human parechovirus (HPeV) is a genus of virus in the family Picornaviridae, having two species A and B. HPeVs are common infectious agents, usually causing mild diarrhea and respiratory disease in young children. RESULTS: Here, we collected and sequenced the near complete genome sequences of 17 novel HPeVs from children with diarrhea in eastern China, which showed significant nucleotide sequence divergence. Phylogenetic analysis based on the complete genomes of these HPeV strains revealed that they belonged to seven different genotypes (including three putative novel genotypes), suggesting that HPeVs showed genotype diversity in this area...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826359/modeling-human-enteric-dysbiosis-and-rotavirus-immunity-in-gnotobiotic-pigs
#19
Erica L Twitchell, Christine Tin, Ke Wen, Husen Zhang, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Samuel Vilchez, Guohua Li, Ashwin Ramesh, Mariah Weiss, Shaohua Lei, Tammy Bui, Xingdong Yang, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Lijuan Yuan
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus vaccines have poor efficacy in infants from low- and middle-income countries. Gut microbiota is thought to influence the immune response to oral vaccines. Thus, we developed a gnotobiotic (Gn) pig model of enteric dysbiosis to study the effects of human gut microbiota (HGM) on immune responses to rotavirus vaccination, and the effects of rotavirus challenge on the HGM by colonizing Gn pigs with healthy HGM (HHGM) or unhealthy HGM (UHGM). The UHGM was from a Nicaraguan infant with a high enteropathy score (ES) and no seroconversion following administration of oral rotavirus vaccine, while the converse was characteristic of the HHGM...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826358/use-of-molecular-typing-to-investigate-bacterial-translocation-from-the-intestinal-tract-of-chlorpyrifos-exposed-rats
#20
Claire Joly Condette, Bertin Elion Dzon, Farida Hamdad, Maurice Biendo, Véronique Bach, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet
BACKGROUND: Human are confronted on a daily basis with contaminant pesticide residues in food, water and other components of the environment. Although the digestive system is the first organ to come into contact with food contaminants, very few data are available on the impact of low-dose pesticide exposure during the in utero and postnatal periods on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). Previous studies have revealed that chlorpyrifos (CPF) exposure is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and the contamination of sterile organs...
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