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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794801/gut-dysbiosis-in-mice-genetically-selected-for-low-antibody-production
#1
Ana Carolina da Silva Santos, José Ricardo Jensen, Silvio Luis de Oliveira, Josias Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis is linked to the cause of several human diseases, many of which having an immunity related component. This work investigated whether mice genetically selected for low or high antibody production display differences in intestinal bacterial communities, and consisted in the comparison of fecal 16SV6-V8 rDNA PCR amplicons resolved by temperature gradient gel electrophoresis (TGGE) of five each of low (LIII) and high (HIII) antibody producing mice. 16SV6 rDNA amplicons of 2 mice from each line were sequenced...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794800/genome-characterization-of-a-novel-binary-toxin-positive-strain-of-clostridium-difficile-and-comparison-with-the-epidemic-027-and-078-strains
#2
Zhong Peng, Sidi Liu, Xiujuan Meng, Wan Liang, Zhuofei Xu, Biao Tang, Yuanguo Wang, Juping Duan, Chenchao Fu, Bin Wu, Anhua Wu, Chunhui Li
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic Gram-positive spore-forming gut pathogen that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea worldwide. A small number of C. difficile strains express the binary toxin (CDT), which is generally found in C. difficile 027 (ST1) and/or 078 (ST11) in clinic. However, we isolated a binary toxin-positive non-027, non-078 C. difficile LC693 that is associated with severe diarrhea in China. The genotype of this strain was determined as ST201. To understand the pathogenesis-basis of C...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770009/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-commensal-bacterium-hafnia-alvei-cba7124-isolated-from-human-feces
#3
Hye Seon Song, Joon Yong Kim, Yeon Bee Kim, Myeong Seon Jeong, Jisu Kang, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Joseph Kwon, Ju Suk Kim, Jong-Soon Choi, Hak-Jong Choi, Young-Do Nam, Seong Woon Roh
BACKGROUND: Members of the genus Hafnia have been isolated from the feces of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, as well as from soil, water, sewage, and foods. Hafnia alvei is an opportunistic pathogen that has been implicated in intestinal and extraintestinal infections in humans. However, its pathogenicity is still unclear. In this study, we isolated H. alvei from human feces and performed sequencing as well as comparative genomic analysis to better understand its pathogenicity. RESULTS: The genome of H...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770008/overexpression-of-serine-protease-htra-enhances-disruption-of-adherens-junctions-paracellular-transmigration-and-type-iv-secretion-of-caga-by-helicobacter-pylori
#4
Aileen Harrer, Manja Boehm, Steffen Backert, Nicole Tegtmeyer
BACKGROUND: The serine protease HtrA is an important factor for regulating stress responses and protein quality control in bacteria. In recent studies, we have demonstrated that the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori can secrete HtrA into the extracellular environment, where it cleaves-off the ectodomain of the tumor suppressor and adherens junction protein E-cadherin on gastric epithelial cells. RESULTS: E-cadherin cleavage opens cell-to-cell junctions, allowing paracellular transmigration of the bacteria across polarized monolayers of MKN-28 and Caco-2 epithelial cells...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680484/introducing-the-sporobiota-and-sporobiome
#5
George Tetz, Victor Tetz
Unrelated spore-forming bacteria share unique characteristics stemming from the presence of highly resistant endospores, leading to similar challenges in health and disease. These characteristics are related to the presence of these highly transmissible spores, which are commonly spread within the environment and are implicated in host-to-host transmission. In humans, spore-forming bacteria contribute to a variety of pathological processes that share similar characteristics, including persistence, chronicity, relapses and the maintenance of the resistome...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670346/molecular-characterization-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-stool-specimens-of-outpatients-in-sentinel-hospitals-beijing-china-2010-2015
#6
Bing Lu, Haijian Zhou, Xin Zhang, Mei Qu, Ying Huang, Quanyi Wang
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is an opportunistic pathogen associated with community-acquired infections and nosocomial infections. From 2010 to 2015, K. pneumoniae testing was included into the exiting diarrhea-syndrome surveillance with objective to estimate the prevalence of K. pneumoniae in diarrhea-syndrome patients, test antibiotics susceptibility and investigate molecular characteristics. METHODS: Stool specimens from diarrhea-syndrome outpatients were cultured and identified the pathogens by the Vitek2 Compact instrument...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649284/development-and-evaluation-of-a-pcr-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-azithromycin-resistant-campylobacter-isolated-from-diarrhoeal-patients-in-kolkata-india
#7
Piyali Mukherjee, Shanta Dutta, Asish K Mukhopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter is a well-known bacterial pathogen for triggering acute gastroenteritis in humans both in developed and developing countries. This organism is highly resistant to fluoroquinolones. Macrolides are very much useful for the treatment of campylobacteriosis when clinical therapy is necessary. However, increasing resistance to azithromycin, a potent macrolide has been reported in Campylobacter in recent years. Macrolide resistance in Campylobacter is found mainly due to point mutation in V region of 23S rRNA...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616083/outer-membrane-phospholipase-a-s-roles-in-helicobacter-pylori-acid-adaptation
#8
Hilde S Vollan, Tone Tannæs, Dominique A Caugant, Gert Vriend, Geir Bukholm
BACKGROUND: The pH of the human gastric mucosa varies around 2.5 so that only bacteria with strong acidic stress tolerance can colonize it. The ulcer causing Helicobacter pylori thrives in the gastric mucosa. We analyse the roles of the key outer membrane protein OMPLA in its roles in acid tolerance. RESULTS: The homology model of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane phospholipase A (OMPLA) reveals a twelve stranded β-barrel with a pore that allows molecules to pass with a diameter up to 4 Å...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616082/prevalence-of-pks-positive-escherichia-coli-in-japanese-patients-with-or-without-colorectal-cancer
#9
Takayuki Shimpoh, Yoshihiro Hirata, Sozaburo Ihara, Nobumi Suzuki, Hiroto Kinoshita, Yoku Hayakawa, Yumiko Ota, Akiko Narita, Shuntaro Yoshida, Atsuo Yamada, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that some Escherichia coli strains possessing a gene cluster named the pks island might have a causative role in the development of human colorectal cancer (CRC). In several reports from Europe, they are found more prevalently in colon tissue specimens derived from CRC patients compared to those from controls. In this study we sought to clarify the difference in pks prevalence between CRC patients and non-CRC controls in the Japanese population, by using non-invasive sample collection technique during colonoscopy...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616081/anaerobic-adaptation-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-in-vitro-similarities-to-m-tuberculosis-and-differential-susceptibility-to-antibiotics
#10
Nicole Parrish, Aravinda Vadlamudi, Neil Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease in ruminants and is associated with Crohn's disease (CD) in humans, although the latter remains controversial. In this study, we investigated the ability of MAP to adapt to anaerobic growth using the "Wayne" model of non-replicating persistence (NRP) developed for M. tuberculosis. RESULTS: All strains adapted to anaerobiosis over time in a manner similar to that seen with MTB...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592996/immune-responses-upon-campylobacter-jejuni-infection-of-secondary-abiotic-mice-lacking-nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2
#11
Stefan Bereswill, Ursula Grundmann, Marie E Alutis, André Fischer, Anja A Kühl, Markus M Heimesaat
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter jejuni infections are of rising importance worldwide. Given that innate immune receptors including nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2 (Nod2) are essentially involved in combating enteropathogenic infections, we here surveyed the impact of Nod2 in murine campylobacteriosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: In order to overcome physiological colonization resistance preventing from C. jejuni infection, we generated secondary abiotic Nod2(-/-) and wildtype (WT) mice by broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588654/complete-genome-sequence-of-clostridium-perfringens-cba7123-isolated-from-a-faecal-sample-from-korea
#12
Yeon Bee Kim, Joon Yong Kim, Hye Seon Song, Changsu Lee, Joseph Kwon, Jisu Kang, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Myeong Seon Jeong, Young-Do Nam, Seong Woon Roh
BACKGROUND: Clostridium perfringens is an opportunistic human pathogen that causes necrotic enteritis, mild diarrhea, clostridial myonecrosis or gas gangrene, sepsis, etc. In this study, we aim to determine the pathogenesis of this bacterium at the genomic level. The genome of strain CBA7123 was sequenced, and a comparative genomic analysis between strain CBA7123 and four other related C. perfringens strains was performed. RESULTS: The genome of strain CBA7123 consisted of one circular chromosome and one plasmid that were 3,088,370 and 46,640 bp long with 28...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580017/complete-genome-sequence-of-vibrio-campbellii-strain-20130629003s01-isolated-from-shrimp-with-acute-hepatopancreatic-necrosis-disease
#13
Xuan Dong, Hailiang Wang, Peizhuo Zou, Jiayuan Chen, Zhen Liu, Xuepeng Wang, Jie Huang
BACKGROUND: Vibrio campbellii is widely distributed in the marine environment and is an important pathogen of aquatic organisms such as shrimp, fish, and mollusks. An isolate of V. campbellii carrying the pirAB(vp) gene, causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), has been reported. There are no previous reports about the complete genome of V. campbellii causing AHPND (VCAHPND). To extend our understanding of the pathogenesis of VCAHPND at the genomic level, the genome of V...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559930/comparison-of-clinical-and-immunological-findings-in-gnotobiotic-piglets-infected-with-escherichia-coli-o104-h4-outbreak-strain-and-ehec-o157-h7
#14
Bettina Wöchtl, Florian Gunzer, Wilhelm Gerner, Hagen Gasse, Michaela Koch, Zoltán Bagó, Martin Ganter, Herbert Weissenböck, Nora Dinhopl, Sina M Coldewey, Alexandra von Altrock, Karl-Heinz Waldmann, Armin Saalmüller, Kurt Zimmermann, Jörg Steinmann, Jan Kehrmann, Ludger Klein-Hitpass, Jochen Blom, Ralf Ehricht, Ines Engelmann, Isabel Hennig-Pauka
BACKGROUND: Shiga toxin (Stx) producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) (STEC) is the most frequent cause of diarrhoea-positive haemolytic uraemic syndrome (D + HUS) in humans. In 2011, a huge outbreak with an STEC O104:H4 strain in Germany highlighted the limited possibilities for causative treatment of this syndrome. The responsible STEC strain was found to combine Stx production with adherence mechanisms normally found in enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC). Pathotypes of E. coli evolve and can exhibit different adhesion mechanisms...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546830/antibiotic-resistance-serogroups-virulence-genes-and-phylogenetic-groups-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-yaks-with-diarrhea-in-qinghai-plateau-china
#15
Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Shucheng Huang, Fazul Nabi, Houqiang Luo, Yanfang Lan, Jiakui Li
BACKGROUND: Ruminants serve as one of the most important reservoirs for pathogenic Escherichia coli. Infection with E. coli, a foodborne enteropathogen, can lead to asymptomatic infections that can cause life-threatening complications in humans. Therefore, from a clinical and human health perspective, it is important to know which virulence genes, phylogenetic groups, serogroups, and antibiotic resistance patterns are present in E. coli strains in yaks with diarrheic infections. METHODS: Two-hundred and ninety-two rectal swabs were collected from diarrheic yaks in Qinghai Plateau, China...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515790/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-genetic-features-related-to-the-virulence-of-bacillus-cereus-forc_013
#16
Hyun-Jin Koo, Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Suyeon Kim, Kwondo Kim, Sangryeol Ryu, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Bacillus cereus is well known as a gastrointestinal pathogen that causes food-borne illness. In the present study, we sequenced the complete genome of B. cereus FORC_013 isolated from fried eel in South Korea. To extend our understanding of the genomic characteristics of FORC_013, we conducted a comparative analysis with the published genomes of other B. cereus strains. RESULTS: We fully assembled the single circular chromosome (5,418,913 bp) and one plasmid (259,749 bp); 5511 open reading frames (ORFs) and 283 ORFs were predicted for the chromosome and plasmid, respectively...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491143/probiotic-engineering-towards-development-of-robust-probiotic-strains-with-enhanced-functional-properties-and-for-targeted-control-of-enteric-pathogens
#17
REVIEW
Moloko Gloria Mathipa, Mapitsi Silvester Thantsha
There is a growing concern about the increase in human morbidity and mortality caused by foodborne pathogens. Antibiotics were and still are used as the first line of defense against these pathogens, but an increase in the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance has led to a need for alternative effective interventions. Probiotics are used as dietary supplements to promote gut health and for prevention or alleviation of enteric infections. They are currently used as generics, thus making them non-specific for different pathogens...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484520/significantly-higher-faecal-counts-of-the-yeasts-candida-and-saccharomyces-identified-in-people-with-coeliac-disease
#18
Joanna Harnett, Stephen P Myers, Margaret Rolfe
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder resulting from an interaction between diet, genome and immunity. The treatment of CoeD is lifelong adherence to a gluten free diet, which is associated with clinical and histological improvements. However, a substantive number of individuals report only partial symptom improvement despite both compliance with a strict gluten free diet and improvements in serological and histological biomarkers of disease activity. The role of the intestinal microbiota is an area of interest in this sub-group...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469711/capsular-polysaccharide-inhibits-adhesion-of-bifidobacterium-longum-105-a-to-enterocyte-like-caco-2-cells-and-phagocytosis-by-macrophages
#19
Amin Tahoun, Hisayoshi Masutani, Hanem El-Sharkawy, Trudi Gillespie, Ryo P Honda, Kazuo Kuwata, Mizuho Inagaki, Tomio Yabe, Izumi Nomura, Tohru Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Bifidobacterium longum 105-A produces markedly high amounts of capsular polysaccharides (CPS) and exopolysaccharides (EPS) that should play distinct roles in bacterial-host interactions. To identify the biological function of B. longum 105-A CPS/EPS, we carried out an informatics survey of the genome and identified the EPS-encoding genetic locus of B. longum 105-A that is responsible for the production of CPS/EPS. The role of CPS/EPS in the adaptation to gut tract environment and bacteria-gut cell interactions was investigated using the ΔcpsD mutant...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469710/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-typing-analysis-for-molecular-subtyping-of-salmonella-tennessee-isolates-associated-with-the-2007-nationwide-peanut-butter-outbreak-in-the-united-states
#20
Hee-Jin Dong, Seongbeom Cho, David Boxrud, Shelly Rankin, Francis Downe, Judith Lovchik, Jim Gibson, Matt Erdman, A Mahdi Saeed
BACKGROUND: In 2007, a nationwide Salmonella Tennessee outbreak occurred via contaminated peanut butter. Here, we developed a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-typing method for S. Tennessee to determine the clonal subtypes of S. Tennessee that were associated with the peanut butter outbreak. METHODS AND RESULTS: One seventy-six S. Tennessee isolates from various sources, including humans, animals, food, and the environment, were analyzed by using the SNP technique...
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