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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, Gao Xu, 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 6 mitochondrial and 6 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
#2
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
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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
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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
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Xiaohong Sun, Michael G 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 to two porcine K88 enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains. Adhesion was determined in vitro using hemagglutination assay. Ovomucin hydrolysates, but not intact ovomucin, prevented ETEC adhesion to porcine erythrocytes. 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 HPLC...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039663/whooping-cough-in-adults-a-series-of-severe-cases
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011696/genotypic-characterization-and-biofilm-formation-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#9
C Picozzi, D Antoniani, I Vigentini, R Foschino
Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are recognized as one of the most dangerous food-borne pathogens. The production of Shiga toxins together with intimin protein are among the main virulence factors. However, the ability to form biofilm can protect bacteria against environmental factors (i.e. desiccation, exposure to UV rays, predation, etc) and sanitization procedures (cleaning, rinsing, chlorination), increasing their survival on food products and in manufacturing plants. Forty-five isolates collected from food and fecal samples were genotyped by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis with XbaI restriction enzyme and investigated by searching for toxins (stx1, stx2) and intimin (eae) genes and serogroup (O157, O26, O145, O111, O103 and O104)...
December 22, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008386/the-role-of-fibronectin-in-the-adherence-and-inflammatory-response-induced-by-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli-on-epithelial-cells
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Dominique Yáñez, Mariana Izquierdo, Fernando Ruiz-Perez, James P Nataro, Jorge A Girón, Roberto M Vidal, Mauricio J Farfan
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) infections are still one of the most important etiologic pathogens of diarrhea in children worldwide. EAEC pathogenesis comprises three stages: adherence and colonization, production of toxins, and diarrhea followed by inflammation. Previous studies have demonstrated that EAEC strains have the ability to bind to fibronectin (FN); however, the role this extracellular matrix protein plays in the inflammatory response induced by EAEC remains unknown. In this study, we postulated that FN-mediated adherence of EAEC strains to epithelial cells increases the expression of pro-inflammatory genes...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979932/complete-genome-sequences-of-curli-negative-and-curli-positive-isolates-of-foodborne-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-strain-86-24
#11
Vijay K Sharma, Darrell O Bayles, David P Alt, Torey Looft
Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain 86-24 does not produce curli fimbriae, but gives rise to curli-positive isolates at a variable frequency. Here, we report the complete genome sequences of curli-negative and curli-positive isolates of strain 86-24.
December 15, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974734/anti-biofilm-and-anti-%C3%AE-lactamase-activities-of-burdock-root-extract-and-chlorogeneic-acid-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Satish Kumar Rajasekharan, Samiraj Ramesh, Ann Susan Satish, Jintae Lee
Small phytochemicals have been successfully adopted as antibacterial chemotherapies and are being increasingly viewed as potential antibiofilm agents. Some of these molecules are known to repress biofilm and toxin production by certain bacterial and yeast pathogens, but information is lacking with regard to the genes allied with biofilm formation. The present study was performed to investigate the inhibitory effect of burdock root extract (BRE) and of chlorogenic acid (CGA; a component of BRE) on clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959542/influence-of-fimbriae-on-bacterial-adhesion-and-viscoelasticity-and-correlations-of-the-two-properties-with-biofilm-formation
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Huabin Wang, Jonathan J Wilksch, Ligang Chen, Jason W H Tan, Richard A Strugnell, Michelle L Gee
The surface polymers of bacteria determine the ability of bacteria to adhere to a substrate for colonization, which is an essential step for a variety of microbial processes, such as biofilm formation and biofouling. Capsular polysaccharides and fimbriae are two major components on a bacterial surface, which are critical for mediating cell-surface interactions. Adhesion and viscoelasticity of bacteria are two major physical properties related to bacteria-surface interactions. In this study, we employed atomic force microscopy (AFM) to interrogate how the adhesion work and the viscoelasticity of a bacterial pathogen, Klebsiella pneumoniae, influence biofilm formation...
December 21, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939608/structural-and-functional-studies-of-escherichia-coli-aggregative-adherence-fimbriae-aaf-v-reveal-a-deficiency-in-extracellular-matrix-binding
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Rie Jønsson, Bing Liu, Carsten Struve, Yi Yang, René Jørgensen, Yingqi Xu, Håvard Jenssen, Karen A Krogfelt, Steve Matthews
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is an emerging cause of acute and persistent diarrhea worldwide. The pathogenesis of different EAEC stains is complicated, however, the early essential step begins with attachment of EAEC to intestinal mucosa via aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAFs). Currently, five different variants have been identified, which all share a degree of similarity in the gene organization of their operons and sequences. Here, we report the solution structure of Agg5A from the AAF/V variant...
December 9, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934822/distribution-of-virulence-determinants-among-antimicrobial-resistant-and-antimicrobial-susceptible-escherichia-coli-implicated-in-urinary-tract-infections
#15
Sam Stephenson, P D Brown
INTRODUCTION: Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) rely on the correlation of virulence expression with antimicrobial resistance to persist and cause severe urinary tract infections (UTIs). OBJECTIVES: We assessed the virulence pattern and prevalence among UPEC strains susceptible and resistant to multiple antimicrobial classes. METHODS: A total of 174 non-duplicate UPEC strains from patients with clinically significant UTIs were analysed for susceptibility to aminoglycoside, antifolate, cephalosporin, nitrofuran and quinolone antibiotics for the production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases and for the presence of six virulence determinants encoding adhesins (afimbrial, Type 1 fimbriae, P and S-fimbriae) and toxins (cytotoxic necrotising factor and haemolysin)...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924435/antibiotic-resistance-is-linked-to-carriage-of-papc-and-iuta-virulence-genes-and-phylogenetic-group-d-background-in-commensal-and-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-from-infants-and-young-children
#16
N Karami, A E Wold, I Adlerberth
P fimbriae, enabling adherence to colonic and urinary epithelium, and aerobactin, an iron sequestering system, are both colonization factors in the human colon and virulence factors for urinary tract infection. The colonic microbiota is suggested to be a site suitable for the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. We investigated whether phenotypic resistance to antibiotics in commensal and uropathogenic Escherichia coli from infants and young children is associated with carriage of virulence genes and to phylogenetic group origin and, in the case of fecal strains, to persistence in the gut and fecal population levels...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920758/effectiveness-of-f18-fimbrial-antigens-released-by-a-novel-autolyzed-salmonella-expression-system-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-lethal-f18-stec-infection
#17
Gayeon Won, John H Lee
Porcine edema disease (ED) caused by Shiga toxin 2e producing Escherichia coli expressing F18ab(+) fimbriae (F18ab(+)STEC) frequently occurs in post-weaned piglets, resulting in a significant economic loss in swine industries worldwide. In the present study, we proposed an efficient prevention scheme against ED in which the attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium inactivated by the E-mediated cell lysis to deliver target antigens, FedF and FedA, which function in fimbrial-mediated adhesion and as a major subunit of F18ab+fimbriae, respectively...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916413/immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-single-dose-live-non-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-oral-vaccine-against-f4-positive-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-challenge-in-pigs
#18
John Morris Fairbrother, Éric Nadeau, Louise Bélanger, Cindy-Love Tremblay, Danielle Tremblay, Mélanie Brunelle, Regina Wolf, Klaus Hellmann, Álvaro Hidalgo
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains expressing F4 (K88) fimbriae (F4-ETEC) are one of the most important causes of post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) in pigs. F4, a major antigen, plays an important role in the early steps of the infection. Herein, the efficacy of a live oral vaccine consisting of a non-pathogenic E. coli strain expressing F4 for protection of pigs against PWD was evaluated. Three blinded, placebo-controlled, block design, parallel-group confirmatory experiments were conducted, using an F4-ETEC PWD challenge model, each with a different vaccination-challenge interval (3, 7, and 21days)...
January 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914962/efflux-mediated-colistin-resistance-in-diverse-clones-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-aquatic-environment
#19
Santosh Kumar Singh, Mitali Mishra, Minu Sahoo, Shashank Patole, Harapriya Mohapatra
The peptide drug colistin is commonly used to treat carbapenem resistant gram negative bacterial infections. In the present study, we report efflux mediated colistin resistance in multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates belonging to ST200 and ST1296, isolated from a fresh water environment. The isolates exhibited intermediate resistance to human serum, possessed Type 1 fimbriae and harbored blaSHV-34 and blaTEM-1 genes. Our results highlight the evolving nature of these clones in the country. These observations emphasize the need for judicious usage of antibiotics to prevent the imminent danger of losing out on currently available therapeutic options...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913143/innate-immune-stimulatory-activity-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-fimbriae-is-eliminated-by-phase-separation-using-triton-x-114
#20
Kohji Nozoe, Terukazu Sanui, Masaaki Takeshita, Takao Fukuda, Akira Haraguchi, Yoshitomi Aida, Fusanori Nishimura
Fimbriae are virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). In this study, the action of fimbriae on neutrophil respiratory burst and cytokine production by mononuclear cells (MNC) were investigated. Native or denatured form of purified P. gingivalis fimbriae contained endotoxin at an equivalence of 1-3μglipopolysaccharides(LPS)/mg protein. The endotoxin could be reduced to the equivalent of 1ng-LPS/mg protein by phase separation using Triton X-114. Unfractionated fimbriae caused serum-dependent priming of neutrophils for enhanced respiratory burst, but both native and denatured forms of Triton X-114-fractionated fimbriae were not active at 100μg/mL...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Immunological Methods
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