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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070584/changes-in-protein-expression-profiles-in-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells-exposed-to-e-coli-lps-challenge
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Cristian Piras, Yongzhi Guo, Alessio Soggiu, Metasu Chanrot, Viviana Greco, Andrea Urbani, Gilles Charpigny, Luigi Bonizzi, Paola Roncada, Patrice Humblot
E. coli is one of the most frequently involved bacteria in uterine diseases. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria involved in pathogenic processes leading to post-partum metritis and endometritis in cattle. It also causes inflammation of the endometrium. The increase of cell proliferation by LPS is part of the inflammatory process. The aim of this study was to investigate possible changes in protein expression in relation to the proliferative response of bEECs after challenge with E...
January 10, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066817/transcriptional-profiling-of-the-oral-pathogen-streptococcus-mutans-in-response-to-competence-signaling-peptide-xip
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Iwona B Wenderska, Andrew Latos, Benjamin Pruitt, Sara Palmer, Grace Spatafora, Dilani B Senadheera, Dennis G Cvitkovitch
In the cariogenic Streptococcus mutans, competence development is regulated by the ComRS signaling system comprised of the ComR regulator and the ComS prepeptide to the competence signaling peptide XIP (ComX-inducing peptide). Aside from competence development, XIP signaling has been demonstrated to regulate cell lysis, and recently, the expression of bacteriocins, small antimicrobial peptides used by bacteria to inhibit closely related species. Our study further explores the effect of XIP signaling on the S...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040182/effects-of-exposure-to-quaternary-ammonium-based-biocides-on-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-tolerance-to-physical-stresses-in-bacteria-from-organic-foods
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Rebeca Gadea, Miguel Ángel Fernández Fuentes, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Antonio Gálvez, Elena Ortega
In the present study, a collection of 76 biocide-sensitive bacterial strains isolated from organically produced food were adapted by repeated exposure to increasing concentrations of the quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) benzalkonium chloride (BC) and hexadecylpyridinium chloride (HDP). The sensitivity of both wildtype strains and their corresponding QAC-adapted strains to other biocides and to antibiotics was studied. QAC tolerance increased in 88.2% of strains for BC and in 30.3% of strains for HDP, with increases in minimum inhibitory concentrations between 2 and over 100 fold...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034666/oxidative-stress-in-sepsis-pathophysiological-implications-justifying-antioxidant-co-therapy
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REVIEW
Carlos André Prauchner
Sepsis is one of the main causes of death among critically ill patients. Sepsis pathogenesis includes infection by gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, fungi, or both; exacerbated inflammatory response; hypotension, with potential to cause vasodilatory shock; and lesser delivery of oxygen to tissues due to impairment of oxygen utilization by cells. The participation of reactive species and/or free radicals such as nitric oxide (NO), peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)), superoxide (O2(-)), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and hydroxyl radical (OH) has been reported to underlie these effects...
December 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030630/system-wide-adaptations-of-desulfovibrio-alaskensis-g20-to-phosphate-limited-conditions
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Tanja Bosak, Florence Schubotz, Ana de Santiago-Torio, Jennifer V Kuehl, Hans K Carlson, Nicki Watson, Mirna Daye, Roger E Summons, Adam P Arkin, Adam M Deutschbauer
The prevalence of lipids devoid of phosphorus suggests that the availability of phosphorus limits microbial growth and activity in many anoxic, stratified environments. To better understand the response of anaerobic bacteria to phosphate limitation and starvation, this study combines microscopic and lipid analyses with the measurements of fitness of pooled barcoded transposon mutants of the model sulfate reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20. Phosphate-limited G20 has lower growth rates and replaces more than 90% of its membrane phospholipids by a mixture of monoglycosyl diacylglycerol (MGDG), glycuronic acid diacylglycerol (GADG) and ornithine lipids, lacks polyphosphate granules, and synthesizes other cellular inclusions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027983/effect-of-ammonia-n-and-pathogen-challenge-on-complement-component-8%C3%AE-and-8%C3%AE-expression-in-the-darkbarbel-catfish-pelteobagrus-vachellii
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Chuanjie Qin, Ting Shao, Daxian Zhao, Huiguo Duan, Zhengyong Wen, Dengyue Yuan, Huatao Li, Zemin Qi
The complement components C8α and C8β mediate the formation of the membrane attack complex (MAC) to resist pathogenic bacteria and play important roles in innate immunity. Full-length complement C8α (Pv-C8α) and C8β (Pv-C8β) cDNA were identified in the darkbarbel catfish Pelteobagrus vachellii, and their mRNA expression levels were analyzed after ammonia-N and pathogen treatment. The Pv-C8α gene contained 1983 bp, including a 1794-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding 598 amino acids. The Pv-C8β gene contained 1952 bp, including a 1761-bp ORF encoding 587 amino acids...
December 24, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999164/cytochrome-bd-dependent-bioenergetics-and-antinitrosative-defenses-in-salmonella-pathogenesis
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Jessica Jones-Carson, Maroof Husain, Lin Liu, David J Orlicky, Andrés Vázquez-Torres
: In the course of an infection, Salmonella enterica occupies diverse anatomical sites with various concentrations of oxygen (O2) and nitric oxide (NO). These diatomic gases compete for binding to catalytic metal groups of quinol oxidases. Enterobacteriaceae express two evolutionarily distinct classes of quinol oxidases that differ in affinity for O2 and NO as well as stoichiometry of H(+) translocated across the cytoplasmic membrane. The investigations presented here show that the dual function of bacterial cytochrome bd in bioenergetics and antinitrosative defense enhances Salmonella virulence...
December 20, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995790/physiological-responses-of-salinity-stressed-vibrio-sp-and-the-effect-on-the-biofilm-formation-on-a-nanofiltration-membrane
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Lan Hee Kim, Tzyy Haur Chong
This study evaluated the effects of salinity on the physiological characteristics of Vibrio sp. B2 and biofilm formation on nanofiltration (NF) membrane coupons used in the high recovery seawater desalination process. The test conditions were at 0.6, 1.2, and 2.4 M sodium chloride (NaCl), equivalent to salinity of seawater, brine at 50% and 75% water recovery, respectively. High salinity inhibited the cell growth rate but increased the viability and bacterial membrane integrity. In addition, protein and eDNA concentrations of salinity-stressed bacteria were increased at 1...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965646/synthesis-of-sphingolipids-impacts-survival-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-the-presentation-of-surface-polysaccharides
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Zachary D Moye, Kornelija Valiuskyte, Floyd E Dewhirst, Frank C Nichols, Mary E Davey
Bacteria alter the biophysical properties of their membrane lipids in response to environmental cues, such as shifts in pH or temperature. In essence, lipid composition determines membrane structure, which in turn influences many basic functions, such as transport, secretion, and signaling. Like other members of the phylum Bacteroidetes, the oral anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis possesses the ability to synthesize a variety of novel membrane lipids, including species of dihydroceramides that are distinct, yet similar in structure to sphingolipids produced by the human host...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942460/transcription-profiling-data-set-of-different-states-of-mycoplasma-gallisepticum
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Tatiana A Semashko, Alexander A Arzamasov, Gleb Y Fisunov, Vadim M Govorun
Mycoplasma gallisepticum belongs to class Mollicutes and causes chronic respiratory disease in birds. It has a reduced genome, lack of cell wall and many metabolic pathways, and also easy to culture and non-pathogenic to humans. Aforementioned made it is a convenient model for studying of systems biology of minimal cell. Studying the transcriptomic level of M. gallisepticum is interesting for both understanding of common principles of transcription regulation of minimal cell and response to definite influence for pathogen bacteria...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941972/a-kinase-phosphatase-switch-transduces-environmental-information-into-a-bacterial-cell-cycle-circuit
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Kristina Heinrich, Patrick Sobetzko, Kristina Jonas
The bacterial cell cycle has been extensively studied under standard growth conditions. How it is modulated in response to environmental changes remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that the freshwater bacterium Caulobacter crescentus blocks cell division and grows to filamentous cells in response to stress conditions affecting the cell membrane. Our data suggest that stress switches the membrane-bound cell cycle kinase CckA to its phosphatase mode, leading to the rapid dephosphorylation, inactivation and proteolysis of the master cell cycle regulator CtrA...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936405/identification-of-lipopolysaccharide-interacting-plasma-membrane-type-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Cornelius S Vilakazi, Ian A Dubery, Lizelle A Piater
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an amphiphatic bacterial glycoconjugate found on the external membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. This endotoxin is considered as a microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecule and has been shown to elicit defense responses in plants. Here, LPS-interacting proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane (PM)-type fractions were captured and identified in order to investigate those involved in LPS perception and linked to triggering of innate immune responses. A novel proteomics-based affinity-capture strategy coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was employed for the enrichment and identification of LPS-interacting proteins...
November 30, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891500/interspecies-communication-between-pathogens-and-immune-cells-via-bacterial-membrane-vesicles
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Katerina S Jurkoshek, Ying Wang, Jaffre J Athman, Marian R Barton, Pamela A Wearsch
The production of extracellular vesicles is a universal mechanism for intercellular communication that is conserved across kingdoms. Prokaryotes secrete 50-250 nm membrane vesicles (MVs) in a manner that is regulated by environmental stress and is thought to promote survival. Since many types of host-derived stress are encountered during infection, this implies an important role for MV secretion in bacterial pathogenesis. Accordingly, MVs produced by gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens contain toxins, virulence factors, and other molecules that promote survival in the host...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878107/imaging-the-nadh-nad-homeostasis-for-understanding-the-metabolic-response-of-mycobacterium-to-physiologically-relevant-stresses
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Shabir A Bhat, Iram K Iqbal, Ashwani Kumar
The NADH:NAD(+) ratio is the primary indicator of the metabolic state of bacteria. NAD(H) homeostasis is critical for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) survival and is thus considered an important drug target, but the spatio-temporal measurements of NAD(H) remain a challenge. Genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors of the NADH:NAD(+) ratios were recently described, paving the way for investigations of the metabolic state of pathogens during infection. Here we have adapted the genetically encoded biosensor Peredox for measurement of the metabolic state of Mtb in vitro and during infection of macrophage cells...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875752/toxicity-evaluation-of-e-juice-and-its-soluble-aerosols-generated-by-electronic-cigarettes-using-recombinant-bioluminescent-bacteria-responsive-to-specific-cellular-damages
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Shiv Bharadwaj, Robert J Mitchell, Anjum Qureshi, Javed H Niazi
Electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarette) are widely used as an alternative to traditional cigarettes but their safety is not well established. Herein, we demonstrate and validate an analytical method to discriminate the deleterious effects of e-cigarette refills (e-juice) and soluble e-juice aerosol (SEA) by employing stress-specific bioluminescent recombinant bacterial cells (RBCs) as whole-cell biosensors. These RBCs carry luxCDABE-operon tightly controlled by promoters that specifically induced to DNA damage (recA), superoxide radicals (sodA), heavy metals (copA) and membrane damage (oprF)...
April 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875634/the-stringent-response-plays-a-key-role-in-bacillus-subtilis-survival-of-fatty-acid-starvation
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André A Pulschen, Diego E Sastre, Federico Machinandiarena, Agostina Crotta Asis, Daniela Albanesi, Diego de Mendoza, Frederico J Gueiros-Filho
The stringent response is a universal adaptive mechanism to protect bacteria from nutritional and environmental stresses. The role of the stringent response during lipid starvation has been studied only in Gram-negative bacteria. Here, we report that the stringent response also plays a crucial role in the adaptation of the model Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis to fatty acid starvation. B. subtilis lacking all three (p)ppGpp-synthetases (RelBs , RelP and RelQ) or bearing a RelBs variant that no longer synthesizes (p)ppGpp suffer extreme loss of viability on lipid starvation...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873257/bacterial-histidine-kinases-overexpression-purification-and-inhibitor-screen
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Mike Gajdiss, Michael Türck, Gabriele Bierbaum
Bacterial histidine kinases are promising targets for new antimicrobial agents. In antibacterial therapy such agents could inhibit bacterial growth by targeting essential two-component regulatory systems or resensitize bacteria to known antibiotics by blocking stress responses like the cell wall stress response. However, (1) activity assays using the truncated phosphorylation domains have been shown to produce artifacts and (2) the purification of the full-length histidine kinases is complicated. Here, we describe a standard protocol for the recombinant expression and purification of functional full-length histidine kinases and other membrane proteins from gram-positive bacteria that do not harbor more than two trans-membrane domains using an Escherichia coli host...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865622/protecting-from-envelope-stress-variations-on-the-phage-shock-protein-theme
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REVIEW
Riccardo Manganelli, Maria Laura Gennaro
During envelope stress, critical inner-membrane functions are preserved by the phage-shock-protein (Psp) system, a stress response that emerged from work with Escherichia coli and other Gram-negative bacteria. Reciprocal regulatory interactions and multiple effector functions are well documented in these organisms. Searches for the Psp system across phyla reveal conservation of only one protein, PspA. However, examination of Firmicutes and Actinobacteria reveals that PspA orthologs associate with non-orthologous regulatory and effector proteins retaining functions similar to those in Gram-negative counterparts...
November 16, 2016: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834680/new-insights-into-the-cyclic-di-adenosine-monophosphate-c-di-amp-degradation-pathway-and-the-requirement-of-the-cyclic-dinucleotide-for-acid-stress-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
Lisa Bowman, Merve S Zeden, Christopher F Schuster, Volkhard Kaever, Angelika Gründling
Nucleotide signaling networks are key to facilitate alterations in gene expression, protein function, and enzyme activity in response to diverse stimuli. Cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) is an important secondary messenger molecule produced by the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus and is involved in regulating a number of physiological processes including potassium transport. S. aureus must ensure tight control over its cellular levels as both high levels of the dinucleotide and its absence result in a number of detrimental phenotypes...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821607/novel-rpos-dependent-mechanisms-strengthen-the-envelope-permeability-barrier-during-stationary-phase
#20
Angela M Mitchell, Wei Wang, Thomas J Silhavy
: Gram-negative bacteria have effective methods of excluding toxic compounds, including a largely impermeable outer membrane (OM) and a range of efflux pumps. Furthermore, when cells become nutrient limited, RpoS enacts a global expression change providing cross-protection against many stresses. Here, we utilized sensitivity to an anionic detergent (sodium dodecyl sulfate [SDS]) to probe changes occurring to the cell's permeability barrier during nutrient limitation. Escherichia coli is resistant to SDS whether cells are actively growing, carbon limited, or nitrogen limited...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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