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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
#3
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
#4
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
#6
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
#7
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062286/qseb-mediates-biofilm-formation-and-invasion-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
#14
Ying Ji, Wenliang Li, Ying Zhang, Long Chen, Yiquan Zhang, Xueming Zheng, Xinxiang Huang, Bin Ni
QseB is a response regulator of the QseBC two-component system (TCS) which is associated with quorum sensing and functions as a global regulator of flagella, biofilm formation, and virulence. The function of QseB and its interaction with QseC has been the subject of study in some organisms, however, little work was done in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of QseB on biofilm formation and virulence in S. Typhi. It showed that the biofilm formation ability of qseC mutant was limited as compared to the wild type strain...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062285/a-review-on-strategies-for-decreasing-e-%C3%A2-coli-o157-h7-risk-in-animals
#15
REVIEW
Pardis Saeedi, Maryam Yazdanparast, Elham Behzadi, Ali Hatef Salmanian, Seyed Latif Mousavi, Shahram Nazarian, Jafar Amani
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) serotype O157:H7 is a food-borne pathogen that younger children are most prone to this microorganism. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) caused by EHEC, leads to the destruction of red blood cells and kidney failure. The virulence of E.coli O157:H7 is attributed to fimbriae, that facilitate colonization of bacteria within the colon and verotoxins (VT) or Shiga toxins (Stx) that are released into the blood. Although, in most cases, the infection is self-limitedin young children and aged population, it may cause HUS...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054754/the-stce-metalloprotease-of-enterohaemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-reduces-the-inner-mucus-layer-and-promotes-adherence-to-human-colonic-epithelium-ex-vivo
#16
Claire L Hews, Seav-Ly Tran, Udo Wegmann, Bernard Brett, Alistair D S Walsham, Devon Kavanaugh, Nicole J Ward, Nathalie Juge, Stephanie Schüller
Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) is a major foodborne pathogen and tightly adheres to human colonic epithelium by forming attaching/effacing lesions. To reach the epithelial surface, EHEC must penetrate the thick mucus layer protecting the colonic epithelium. In this study, we investigated how EHEC interacts with the intestinal mucus layer using mucin-producing LS174T colon carcinoma cells and human colonic mucosal biopsies. The level of EHEC binding and A/E lesion formation in LS174T cells was higher compared to mucin-deficient colon carcinoma cell lines, and initial adherence was independent of the presence of flagellin, E...
January 5, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051864/identification-and-characterization-of-glycopeptides-from-egg-protein-ovomucin-with-anti-agglutinating-activity-against-porcine-k88-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-strains
#17
Xiaohong Sun, Michael Gänzle, Jianping Wu
Ovomucin is a glycoprotein from egg white with potential to act as an anti-adhesive agent against infectious diseases. This study aimed to determine whether ovomucin or ovomucin hydrolysates could prevent adhesion of two porcine K88 enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains. Adhesion was assessed in vitro using a hemagglutination assay. Ovomucin hydrolysates, but not intact ovomucin, prevented adhesion of ETEC to porcine erythrocytes. The ovomucin hydrolysate prepared by acid protease II exhibited the best anti-agglutinating activity against both strains; this hydrolysate was fractionated by cation exchange chromatography and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039663/whooping-cough-in-adults-a-series-of-severe-cases
#18
Katarzyna Zycinska, M Cieplak, M Chmielewska, A Nitsch-Osuch, A Klaczkow, M Hadzik-Blaszczyk, Z Kur, K A Wardyn
Bordetella pertussis is a gram-negative aerobic coccobacillus causing contagious respiratory tract disease called whooping cough. The virulence factors consist of pertussis toxin, filamentous hemagglutinin, fimbriae, lipooligosaccharide, and adenylate cyclase toxin. The disease causes a worldwide threat to public health despite a high vaccination coverage. The course of whooping cough in adults is frequently atypical, causing difficulty in diagnosis. In this report we present five patients hospitalized with Bordetella pertussis infection manifesting atypical and severe symptoms...
December 31, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031219/preoperative-automated-fibre-quantification-predicts-postoperative-seizure-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#19
Simon S Keller, G Russell Glenn, Bernd Weber, Barbara A K Kreilkamp, Jens H Jensen, Joseph A Helpern, Jan Wagner, Gareth J Barker, Mark P Richardson, Leonardo Bonilha
Approximately one in every two patients with pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy will not be rendered completely seizure-free after temporal lobe surgery. The reasons for this are unknown and are likely to be multifactorial. Quantitative volumetric magnetic resonance imaging techniques have provided limited insight into the causes of persistent postoperative seizures in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. The relationship between postoperative outcome and preoperative pathology of white matter tracts, which constitute crucial components of epileptogenic networks, is unknown...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017513/from-catheter-to-kidney-stone-the-uropathogenic-lifestyle-of-proteus-mirabilis
#20
REVIEW
Allison N Norsworthy, Melanie M Pearson
Proteus mirabilis is a model organism for urease-producing uropathogens. These diverse bacteria cause infection stones in the urinary tract and form crystalline biofilms on indwelling urinary catheters, frequently leading to polymicrobial infection. Recent work has elucidated how P. mirabilis causes all of these disease states. Particularly exciting is the discovery that this bacterium forms large clusters in the bladder lumen that are sites for stone formation. These clusters, and other steps of infection, require two virulence factors in particular: urease and MR/P fimbriae...
December 22, 2016: Trends in Microbiology
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