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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212523/redox-regulation-in-metabolic-programming-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Helen R Griffiths, Dan Gao, Chathyan Pararasa
Energy metabolism and redox state are intrinsically linked. In order to mount an adequate immune response, cells must have an adequate and rapidly available energy resource to migrate to the inflammatory site, to generate reactive oxygen species using NADPH as a cofactor and to engulf bacteria or damaged tissue. The first responder cells of the innate immune response, neutrophils, are largely dependent on glycolysis. Neutrophils are relatively short-lived, dying via apoptosis in the process of bacterial killing through production of hypochlorous acid and release of extracellular NETs...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211702/antimicrobial-effect-of-biocompatible-silicon-nanoparticles-activated-by-therapeutic-ultrasound
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Svetlana N Shevchenko, Markus Burkhardt, Eugene V Sheval, Ulyana A Natashina, Christina Große, Alexander L Nikolaev, Alexander V Gopin, Ute Neugebauer, Andrew A Kudryavtsev, Vladimir Sivakov, Liubov Andreevna Osminkina
In this study, we report on a method for suppressing of Escherichia coli (E.coli) vitality by means of therapeutic ultrasound irradiation (USI) using biocompatible silicon nanoparticles as cavitation sensitizers. Silicon nanoparticles without (SiNPs) and with polysaccharide (dextran) coating (DSiNPs) were used. Both types of nanoparticles were non-toxic to Hep 2 cells up to concentration of 2 mg/ml. The treatment of bacteria with nanoparticles and application of 1 W/cm2 USI resulted in reduction of their viability up to 35% and 72% for SiNPs and DSiNPs, respectively...
February 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210633/potential-usefulness-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-extracellular-membrane-vesicles-as-antibacterial-vaccines
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Chi-Won Choi, Edmond Changkyun Park, Sung Ho Yun, Sang-Yeop Lee, Seung Il Kim, Gun-Hwa Kim
The secretion of extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs) is a common phenomenon that occurs in archaea, bacteria, and mammalian cells. The EMVs of bacteria play important roles in their virulence, biogenesis mechanisms, and host cell interactions. Bacterial EMVs have recently become the focus of attention because of their potential as highly effective vaccines that cause few side effects. Here, we isolated the EMVs of Streptococcus pneumoniae and examined their potential as new vaccine candidates. Although the S...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207486/particle-based-delivery-of-the-hiv-envelope-protein
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Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A major focus in HIV vaccine research is the development of suitable antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibody responses targeting HIV's envelope protein (Env). Delivery of Env in a repetitive manner on particle-based carriers allows higher avidity interactions and is therefore expected to efficiently engage B cells, thus leading to affinity maturation that results in superior antibody responses characterized by improved breadth, potency, and durability. This review summarizes current work that is evaluating diverse types of such particulate carriers for Env delivery...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207269/a-biocompatible-injectable-hydrogel-with-potent-wound-healing-and-antibacterial-properties
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Jiaul Hoque, Relekar G Prakash, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Bibek R Shome, Jayanta Haldar
Two component injectable hydrogels that cross-link in-situ have been used as non-invasive wound-filling devices, i.e., sealants. These materials carry a variety of functions at the wound sites such as seal leaks, cease unwanted bleeding, bind tissues together, and assist in wound healing process. However, commonly used sealants typically lack antibacterial properties. Since bacterial infection at the wound site is very common, bioadhesive materials with intrinsic antibacterial properties are urgently required...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203673/amphipathic-guanidine-embedded-glyoxamide-based-peptidomimetics-as-novel-antibacterial-agents-and-biofilm-disruptors
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Shashidhar Nizalapur, Onder Kimyon, Eugene Yee, Kitty Ho, Thomas Berry, Mike Manefield, Charles G Cranfield, Mark Willcox, David StC Black, Naresh Kumar
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is becoming increasingly prevalent, posing a critical challenge to global health. Bacterial biofilm formation is a common resistance mechanism that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics. Thus, the development of compounds that can disrupt bacterial biofilms is a potential strategy to combat antimicrobial resistance. We report herein the synthesis of amphipathic guanidine-embedded glyoxamide-based peptidomimetics via ring-opening reactions of N-naphthoylisatins with amines and amino acids...
February 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199033/erythrocyte-platelet-hybrid-membrane-coating-for-enhanced-nanoparticle-functionalization
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Diana Dehaini, Xiaoli Wei, Ronnie H Fang, Sarah Masson, Pavimol Angsantikul, Brian T Luk, Yue Zhang, Man Ying, Yao Jiang, Ashley V Kroll, Weiwei Gao, Liangfang Zhang
Cell-membrane-coated nanoparticles have recently been studied extensively for their biological compatibility, retention of cellular properties, and adaptability to a variety of therapeutic and imaging applications. This class of nanoparticles, which has been fabricated with a variety of cell membrane coatings, including those derived from red blood cells (RBCs), platelets, white blood cells, cancer cells, and bacteria, exhibit properties that are characteristic of the source cell. In this study, a new type of biological coating is created by fusing membrane material from two different cells, providing a facile method for further enhancing nanoparticle functionality...
February 15, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198615/antibacterial-activities-of-graphene-oxide-molybdenum-disulfide-nanocomposite-films
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Tae In Kim, Buki Kwon, Jonghee Yoon, Ick-Joon Park, Gyeong Sook Bang, YongKeun Park, Yeon-Soo Seo, Sung-Yool Choi
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as graphene-based materials and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanosheets, are promising materials for biomedical applications owing to their remarkable cytocompatibility and physicochemical properties. Based on their potent antibacterial properties, 2D materials have potential as antibacterial films, wherein the 2D nanosheets are immobilized on the surface and the bacteria may contact with the basal planes of 2D nanosheets dominantly rather than contact with the sharp edges of nanosheets...
February 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198346/characterization-of-two-new-putative-adhesins-of-leptospira-interrogans
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Jupciana M Figueredo, Gabriela H Siqueira, Gisele O de Souza, Marcos B Heinemann, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Erica G B Chapola, Ana L T O Nascimento
We here report the characterization of two novel proteins encoded by the genes LIC11122 and LIC12287, identified in the genome sequences of Leptospira interrogans, annotated, respectively, as a putative sigma factor and a hypothetical protein. The CDSs LIC11122 and LIC12287 have signal peptide SPII and SPI and are predicted to be located mainly at the cytoplasmic membrane of the bacteria. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using Escherichia coli. Proteinase K digestion showed that both proteins are surface exposed...
January 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196901/novel-variant-in-the-ank2-membrane-binding-domain-is-associated-with-ankyrin-b-syndrome-and-structural-heart-disease-in-a-first-nations-population-with-a-high-rate-of-long-qt-syndrome
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Leigh Anne Swayne, Nathaniel P Murphy, Sirisha Asuri, Lena Chen, Xiaoxue Xu, Sarah McIntosh, Chao Wang, Peter J Lancione, Jason D Roberts, Charles Kerr, Shubhayan Sanatani, Elizabeth Sherwin, Crystal F Kline, Mingjie Zhang, Peter J Mohler, Laura T Arbour
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome confers susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia, predisposing to syncope, seizures, and sudden death. While rare globally, long QT syndrome is ≈15× more common in First Nations of Northern British Columbia largely because of a known mutation in KCNQ1. However, 2 large multigenerational families were affected, but negative for the known mutation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Long QT syndrome panel testing was carried out in the index case of each family, and clinical information was collected...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196878/global-characterization-of-protein-secretion-from-human-macrophages-following-non-canonical-caspase-4-5-inflammasome-activation
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Martina B Lorey, Katariina Rossi, Kari K Eklund, Tuula A Nyman, Sampsa Matikainen
Gram-negative bacteria are associated with a wide spectrum of infectious diseases in humans. Inflammasomes are cytosolic protein complexes that are assembled when the cell encounters pathogens or other harmful agents. The non-canonical caspase-4/5 inflammasome is activated by gram-negative bacteria-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and by endogenous oxidized phospholipids. Protein secretion is a critical component of the innate immune response. Here we have used label-free quantitative proteomics to characterize global protein secretion in response to non-canonical inflammasome activation upon intracellular LPS recognition in human primary macrophages...
February 14, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196749/recent-insights-into-the-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-pyroptosis-and-gasdermin-family-functions
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REVIEW
Robin A Aglietti, Erin C Dueber
Pyroptosis is an inflammatory form of cell death that not only protects multicellular organisms from invading pathogenic bacteria and microbial infections, but can also lead to sepsis and lethal septic shock if overactivated. Here, we present an overview of recent developments within the pyroptosis field, beginning with the discovery of Gasdermin D (GSDMD) as a substrate of caspase-1 and caspase-11 upon detection of cytosolic lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Cleavage releases the N-terminal domain of GSDMD, causing it to form cytotoxic pores in the plasma membrane of cells...
February 11, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195220/induction-of-invertebrate-larval-settlement-different-bacteria-different-mechanisms
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Marnie L Freckelton, Brian T Nedved, Michael G Hadfield
Recruitment via settlement of pelagic larvae is critical for the persistence of benthic marine populations. For many benthic invertebrates, larval settlement occurs in response to surface microbial films. Larvae of the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans can be induced to settle by single bacterial species. Until now, only Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea had been subjected to detailed genetic and mechanistic studies. To determine if the complex structures, termed tailocins, derived from phage-tail gene assemblies and hypothesized to be the settlement cue in P...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193861/galectin-3-directs-antimicrobial-guanylate-binding-proteins-to-vacuoles-furnished-with-bacterial-secretion-systems
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Eric M Feeley, Danielle M Pilla-Moffett, Erin E Zwack, Anthony S Piro, Ryan Finethy, Joseph P Kolb, Jennifer Martinez, Igor E Brodsky, Jörn Coers
Many invasive bacteria establish pathogen-containing vacuoles (PVs) as intracellular niches for microbial growth. Immunity to these infections is dependent on the ability of host cells to recognize PVs as targets for host defense. The delivery of several host defense proteins to PVs is controlled by IFN-inducible guanylate binding proteins (GBPs), which themselves dock to PVs through poorly characterized mechanisms. Here, we demonstrate that GBPs detect the presence of bacterial protein secretion systems as "patterns of pathogenesis" associated with PVs...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193019/low-voltage-flow-through-electroporation-in-gold-microtube-membranes
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Juliette Experton, Aaron G Wilson, Charles R Martin
Electroporation is used to create pores within the membrane of living cells in order to deliver a substance, for example, a gene, into the cytoplasm. To achieve the high electric field gradients required to porate the membrane, current electroporation devices deliver voltage pulses in the kV range to the cell medium. We describe a new device based on gold-microtube membranes that can accomplish electroporation with voltage pulses that are orders of magnitude smaller, ≤5 V. This is possible because the voltage pulses are applied to the gold microtubes resulting in large electric field gradients down the length of the tubes...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192658/iiron-release-from-the-siderophore-pyoverdine-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-involves-three-new-actors-fpvc-fpvg-and-fpvh
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Géraldine Ganne, Karl Brillet, Beata Basta, Beatrice Roche, Françoise Hoegy, Véronique Gasser, Isabelle J Schalk
Siderophores are iron chelators produced by bacteria to access iron, an essential nutriment. Pyoverdine (PVDI), the major siderophore produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, consists of a fluorescent chromophore linked to an octapeptide. The ferric-form of PVDI is transported from the extracellular environment into the periplasm by the outer membrane transporter, FpvA. Iron is then released from the siderophore in the periplasm by a mechanism that does not involve chemical modification of the chelator, but an iron reduction step...
February 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192241/molecular-cloning-mrna-expression-and-characterization-of-membrane-bound-hemoglobin-in-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense
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Shengming Sun, Fujun Xuan, Hongtuo Fu, Jian Zhu, Xianping Ge, Xugan Wu
Most hemoglobins are respiratory proteins and are ubiquitous in animals, bacteria, fungi, protists, and plants. In this study, we describe a membrane-bound hemoglobin in the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense (MnHb), which also expresses hemocyanin. MnHb cDNA was cloned using the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) approach, which afforded a 1201bp gene encoding a 193 amino acid polypeptide. Bioinformatic evaluation suggested MnHb is membrane anchored by N-myristoylation, and immunofluorescence confirmed its location in the membrane of chief cells in the gill...
February 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190975/reduced-platelet-hyper-reactivity-and-platelet-leukocyte-aggregation-after-periodontal-therapy
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Efthymios Arvanitidis, Sergio Bizzarro, Elena Alvarez Rodriguez, Bruno G Loos, Elena A Nicu
BACKGROUND: Platelets from untreated periodontitis patients are hyper-reactive and form more platelet-leukocyte complexes compared to cells from individuals without periodontitis. It is not known whether the improvement of the periodontal condition achievable by therapy has beneficial effects on the platelet function. We aimed to assess the effects of periodontal therapy on platelet reactivity. METHODS: Patients with periodontitis (n = 25) but unaffected by any other medical condition or medication were included and donated blood before and after periodontal therapy...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183675/mechanistic-investigation-on-microbial-toxicity-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-on-implant-associated-pathogens
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K Baskar, T Anusuya, G Devanand Venkatasubbu
The use of atomic scale inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) to fight against pathogenic microorganisms is a recent trend in biomedical area which overcomes the limitations of organic compounds in terms of stability, shelf life and bioactivity. One such Calcium phosphate based biomaterial is hydroxyapatite (HA), considered as potential bioactive compound with excellent biocompatibility, osteointegrity and biodegradability. Osteomyelitis, the implant associated infection, is the major problem worldwide responsible for the majority of implant failure cases...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183187/effect-of-zinc-oxide-film-morphologies-on-the-formation-of-shewanella-putrefaciens-biofilm
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Yue Dai, Tong Sun, Zhibing Zhang, Zhenyu J Zhang, Jian-Rong Li
Zinc oxide (ZnO) films were prepared on aluminum substrate by a hydrothermal method to investigate the effect of their surface characteristics, including morphology and hydrophobicity, on the corresponding antibiofilm performance. The surface characteristics of the prepared ZnO films were examined by a comprehensive range of methodologies, suggesting that films of distinctive surface morphologies were successfully formed. Subsequently, their antibiofilm activities, using Shewanella putrefaciens as a model bacterium, were assessed...
February 9, 2017: Biointerphases
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