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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317910/enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-pathogenesis-role-of-long-polar-fimbriae-in-peyer-s-patches-interactions
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Charlotte Cordonnier, Lucie Etienne-Mesmin, Jonathan Thévenot, Amandine Rougeron, Sandra Rénier, Benoit Chassaing, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud, Nicolas Barnich, Stéphanie Blanquet-Diot, Valérie Livrelli
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are major food-borne pathogens whose survival and virulence in the human digestive tract remain unclear owing to paucity of relevant models. EHEC interact with the follicle-associated epithelium of Peyer's patches of the distal ileum and translocate across the intestinal epithelium via M-cells, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are still unknown. Here, we investigated the involvement of Long polar fimbriae (Lpf) in EHEC pathogenesis. Of the 236 strains tested, a significant association was observed between the presence of lpf operons and pathogenicity...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297660/progesterone-prevents-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-by-inducing-necroptosis-of-p53-defective-fallopian-tube-epithelial-cells
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Na-Yiyuan Wu, Hsuan-Shun Huang, Tung Hui Chao, Hsien Ming Chou, Chao Fang, Chong-Zhen Qin, Chueh-Yu Lin, Tang-Yuan Chu, Hong Hao Zhou
High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) originates mainly from the fallopian tube (FT) epithelium and always carries early TP53 mutations. We previously reported that tumors initiate in the FT fimbria epithelium because of apoptotic failure and the expansion of cells with DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) caused by bathing of the FT epithelial cells in reactive oxygen species (ROSs) and hemoglobin-rich follicular fluid (FF) after ovulation. Because ovulation is frequent and HGSOC is rare, we hypothesized that luteal-phase progesterone (P4) could eliminate p53-defective FT cells...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296909/novel-fimbrilin-pgn_1808-in-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Keiji Nagano, Yoshiaki Hasegawa, Yasuo Yoshida, Fuminobu Yoshimura
Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontopathic gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, generally expresses two types of fimbriae, FimA and Mfa1. However, a novel potential fimbrilin, PGN_1808, in P. gingivalis strain ATCC 33277 was recently identified by an in silico structural homology search. In this study, we experimentally examined whether the protein formed a fimbrial structure. Anion-exchange chromatography showed that the elution peak of the protein was not identical to those of the major fimbrilins of FimA and Mfa1, indicating that PGN_1808 is not a component of these fimbriae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289725/cooperation-of-adhesin-alleles-in-salmonella-host-tropism
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Leon De Masi, Min Yue, Changmin Hu, Alexey V Rakov, Shelley C Rankin, Dieter M Schifferli
Allelic combinations and host specificities for three fimbrial adhesins, FimH, BcfD, and StfH, were compared for 262 strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport, a frequent human and livestock pathogen. Like FimH, BcfD had two major alleles (designated A and B), whereas StfH had two allelic groups, each with two alleles (subgroup A1 and A2 and subgroup B1 and B2). The most prevalent combinations of FimH/BcfD/StfH alleles in S. Newport were A/A/A1 and B/B/B1. The former set was most frequently found in bovine and porcine strains, whereas the latter combination was most frequently found in environmental and human isolates...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275371/a-novel-paa-virulence-plasmid-encoding-toxins-and-two-distinct-variants-of-the-fimbriae-of-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli
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Rie Jønsson, Carsten Struve, Erik J Boll, Nadia Boisen, Katrine G Joensen, Camilla A Sørensen, Betina H Jensen, Flemming Scheutz, Håvard Jenssen, Karen A Krogfelt
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is an increasingly recognized pathogen associated with acute and persistent diarrhea worldwide. While EAEC strains are considered highly heterogeneous, aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAFs) are thought to play a pivotal role in pathogenicity by facilitating adherence to the intestinal mucosa. In this study, we optimized an existing multiplex PCR to target all known AAF variants, which are distinguished by differences in their pilin subunits. We applied the assay on a collection of 162 clinical Danish EAEC strains and interestingly found six, by SNP analysis phylogenetically distinct, strains harboring the major pilin subunits from both AAF/III and AAF/V...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274217/disruption-of-rcsb-by-a-duplicated-sequence-in-a-curli-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-results-in-differential-gene-expression-in-relation-to-biofilm-formation-stress-responses-and-metabolism
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V K Sharma, D O Bayles, D P Alt, T Looft, B W Brunelle, J A Stasko
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157) strain 86-24, linked to a 1986 disease outbreak, displays curli- and biofilm-negative phenotypes that are correlated with the lack of Congo red (CR) binding and formation of white colonies (CR(-)) on a CR-containing medium. However, on a CR medium this strain produces red isolates (CR(+)) capable of producing curli fimbriae and biofilms. RESULTS: To identify genes controlling differential expression of curli fimbriae and biofilm formation, the RNA-Seq profile of a CR(+) isolate was compared to the CR(-) parental isolate...
March 8, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254144/hereditary-ovarian-cancer-and-risk-reduction
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Lesley Andrews, David G Mutch
Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 account for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome in a majority of families and 14% of epithelial ovarian cancer cases. Despite next-generation sequencing, other identified genes (Lynch Syndrome, RAD51C, RAD51D, and BRIP1) account for only a small proportion of cases. The risk of ovarian cancer by age 70 is approximately 40% for BRCA1 and 18% for BRCA2. Most of these cancers are high-grade serous cancers that predominantly arise in the fimbriae of the fallopian tube. Ovarian screening does not improve outcomes, so women at high risk are recommended to undergo risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy around the age of 40, followed by hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...
January 17, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224117/perc-manipulates-metabolism-and-surface-antigens-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Jay L Mellies, Amy Platenkamp, Jossef Osborn, Lily Ben-Avi
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli is an important cause of profuse, watery diarrhea in infants living in developing regions of the world. Typical strains of EPEC (tEPEC) possess a virulence plasmid, while related clinical isolates that lack the pEAF plasmid are termed atypical EPEC (aEPEC). tEPEC and aEPEC tend to cause acute vs. more chronic type infections, respectively. The pEAF plasmid encodes an attachment factor as well as a regulatory operon, perABC. PerC, a poorly understood regulator, was previously shown to regulate expression of the type III secretion system through Ler...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216095/real-time-quantitative-reverse-transcription-pcr-analysis-of-expression-stability-of-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-fimbria-associated-gene-in-response-to-photodynamic-therapy
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Maryam Pourhajibagher, Abbas Monzavi, Nasim Chiniforush, Mohammad Moein Monzavi, Shaghayegh Sobhani, Sima Shahabi, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is an etiological agent of both chronic and aggressive periodontitis. Dissemination of A. actinomycetemcomitans from the oral cavity and initiation of systemic infections has led to new approaches for treatment being needed. In this study, a series of experiments presented investigated the effect of methylene blue (MB)-mediated antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) on cell viability and expression of fimbria-associated gene (rcpA) in A...
February 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193301/hippocampal-subregion-volume-changes-associated-with-antipsychotic-treatment-in-first-episode-psychosis
#10
K Rhindress, D G Robinson, J A Gallego, R Wellington, A K Malhotra, P R Szeszko
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal dysfunction is considered central to many neurobiological models of schizophrenia, yet there are few longitudinal in vivo neuroimaging studies that have investigated the relationship between antipsychotic treatment and morphologic changes within specific hippocampal subregions among patients with psychosis. METHOD: A total of 29 patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis with little or no prior antipsychotic exposure received structural neuroimaging examinations at illness onset and then following 12 weeks of treatment with either risperidone or aripiprazole in a double-blind randomized clinical trial...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184216/porphyromonas-gingivalis-uses-specific-domain-rearrangements-and-allelic-exchange-to-generate-diversity-in-surface-virulence-factors
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Stuart G Dashper, Helen L Mitchell, Christine A Seers, Simon L Gladman, Torsten Seemann, Dieter M Bulach, P Scott Chandry, Keith J Cross, Steven M Cleal, Eric C Reynolds
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a keystone pathogen of chronic periodontitis. The virulence of P. gingivalis is reported to be strain related and there are currently a number of strain typing schemes based on variation in capsular polysaccharide, the major and minor fimbriae and adhesin domains of Lys-gingipain (Kgp), amongst other surface proteins. P. gingivalis can exchange chromosomal DNA between strains by natural competence and conjugation. The aim of this study was to determine the genetic variability of P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174569/identification-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-the-first-case-of-kosakonia-radicincitans-causing-a-human-bloodstream-infection
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Micah D Bhatti, Awdhesh Kalia, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Jiwoong Kim, David E Greenberg, Samuel A Shelburne
The taxonomy of Enterobacter species is rapidly changing. Herein we report a bloodstream infection isolate originally identified as Enterobacter cloacae by Vitek2 methodology that we found to be Kosakonia radicincitans using genetic means. Comparative whole genome sequencing of our isolate and other published Kosakonia genomes revealed these organisms lack the AmpC β-lactamase present on the chromosome of Enterobacter sp. A fimbriae operon primarily found in Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates was present in our organism and other available K...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164807/induction-of-b7-h1-receptor-by-bacterial-cells-fractions-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-on-human-oral-epithelial-cells-b7-h1-induction-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-fractions
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S Groeger, F Jarzina, U Mamat, J Meyle
The immune-regulatory B7-H1 receptor, also known as programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), plays an important role in cell-mediated immune response. It is a co-signaling molecule that mediates regulation of T cell activation and tolerance and is able to negatively regulate activated T cell functions and survival. High expression of B7-H1 in host cells may contribute to the chronicity of inflammatory disorders and represents a possible mechanism of immune evasion. Porphyromonas gingivalis is regarded as a keystone pathogen in periodontitis and is able to invade host cells and disposes a variety of virulence factors including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), fimbriae and proteases such as gingipains...
February 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161211/cranberry-extract-inhibits-in-vitro-adhesion-of-f4-and-f18-escherichia-coli-to-pig-intestinal-epithelium-and-reduces-in-vivo-excretion-of-pigs-orally-challenged-with-f18-verotoxigenic-e-coli
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Annelies Coddens, Michaela Loos, Daisy Vanrompay, Jean Paul Remon, Eric Cox
F4(+)E. coli and F18(+)E. coli infections are an important threat for pig industry worldwide. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat infected piglets, but the emerging development of resistance against antibiotics raises major concerns. Hence, alternative therapies to prevent pigs from F4(+)E. coli and F18(+)E. coli infections need to be developed. Since cranberry previously showed anti-adhesive activity against uropathogenic E. coli, we aimed to investigate whether cranberry extract could also inhibit binding of F4(+)E...
January 20, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150322/three-dimensional-hycosy-with-perfluoropropane-albumin-microspheres-as-contrast-agents-and-normal-saline-injections-into-the-pelvic-cavity-for-morphological-assessment-of-the-fallopian-tube-in-infertile-women
#15
Qingqing Hong, Renfei Cai, Qiuju Chen, Shaozhen Zhang, Ai Ai, Yonglun Fu, Yanping Kuang
OBJECTIVES: To apply the three-dimensional (3D) hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) with perfluoropropane-albumin microspheres as contrast agents and normal saline injections into the pelvic cavity for assessment of the tubal patency and adhesions of fimbrial parts. METHODS: Fifty-five infertile female patients were recruited to undergo 3D HyCoSy with normal saline injected into the pelvic cavity, in which the tubal patency was observed by visualizing the spillage of contrast agents from the fimbriae, and the fimbrial adhesion was confirmed by the finger-like projections of the fimbriae and their floating and moving status...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122589/escherichia-coli-o78-isolated-from-septicemic-lambs-shows-high-pathogenicity-in-a-zebrafish-model
#16
Cecilie K Kjelstrup, Amelia E Barber, J Paul Norton, Matthew A Mulvey, Trine M L'Abée-Lund
The pathogenicity of Escherichia coli O78 strain K46, originally isolated from an outbreak of septicemia in neonatal lambs, was investigated in zebrafish embryo and murine models of infection. Its biofilm potential, cellulose production, and the expression of type 1 pili and curli fimbriae were measured by in vitro assays. The strain was highly pathogenic in the zebrafish embryo model of infection, where it killed all embryos within 24 h post inoculation (hpi) at doses as low as 1000 colony forming units. Zebrafish embryos inoculated with similar doses of commensal E...
January 25, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121427/riboswitch-based-reversible-dual-color-sensor
#17
Svetlana V Harbaugh, Michael S Goodson, Kateri Dillon, Sarah Zabarnick, Nancy Kelley-Loughnane
Riboswitches are RNA-based 'sensors' that utilize chemically-induced structural changes in the 5'-untranslated region of mRNA to regulate expression of downstream genes. Coupling a specific riboswitch with a reporter gene system translates chemical detection by the cell into a quantifiable reporter protein signal. For the majority of reporter gene systems the readout signal is only expressed in the presence of the target analyte. This makes it difficult to determine the viability and localization of the uninduced biosensor when it is used for 'real-word' applications...
January 25, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119370/epidemiology-and-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-outbreak-on-a-pig-farm-in-south-africa
#18
Arnold T Kanengoni, Ronald Thomas, Awoke K Gelaw, Evelyn Madoroba
An investigation of mortality of piglets through clinical signs, post-mortem, histopathology and bacteriological analyses revealed the causal organism to be Escherichia coli, mainly O149: K91: K88 which belongs to the enterotoxigenic (ETEC) biotypes. Molecular characterization and epidemiologic analysis elucidated it as shiga-toxin (ST) Escherichia coli resistant to ampicillin, cefotaxime, tetracycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tylosin and neomycin. Conventional PCR results detected genes for ST-2, adhesin involved in diffuse adherence (AIDA-1) and F18 fimbriae virulence factors...
January 24, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116240/associations-of-hippocampal-subfields-in-the-progression-of-cognitive-decline-related-to-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Heidi Foo, Elijah Mak, Russell Jude Chander, Aloysius Ng, Wing Lok Au, Yih Yian Sitoh, Louis C S Tan, Nagaendran Kandiah
OBJECTIVE: Hippocampal atrophy has been associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, literature on how hippocampal atrophy affects the pathophysiology of cognitive impairment in PD has been limited. Previous studies assessed the hippocampus as an entire entity instead of their individual subregions. We studied the progression of cognitive status in PD subjects over 18 in relation to hippocampal subfields atrophy. METHODS: 65 PD subjects were included...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078742/taxonomic-revision-of-the-agaraceae-with-a-description-of-neoagarum-gen-nov-and-reinstatement-of-thalassiophyllum
#20
Hiroshi Kawai, Takeaki Hanyuda, Xu Gao, Makoto Terauchi, Masahiko Miyata, Sandra C Lindstrom, Nina G Klochkova, Kathy Ann Miller
We confirmed the monophyly of the Agaraceae based on phylogenetic analyses of six mitochondrial and six chloroplast gene sequences from Agarum, Costaria, Dictyoneurum, and Thalassiophyllum species, as well as representative species from other laminarialean families. However, the genus Agarum was paraphyletic, comprising two independent clades, A. clathratum/A. turneri and A. fimbriatum/A. oharaense. The latter clade was genetically most closely related to Dictyoneurum spp., and morphologically, the species shared a flattened stipe bearing fimbriae (potential secondary haptera) in the mid- to upper portion...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Phycology
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