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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631419/the-cpxr-cpxa-system-contributes-to-salmonella-gold-resistance-by-controlling-the-gols-dependent-gesabc-transcription
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Sebastián Cerminati, Germán F Giri, Julián I Mendoza, Fernando C Soncini, Susana K Checa
Several regulatory systems contribute to bacterial resistance to heavy metals controlling the expression of factors required to eliminate the intoxicant and/or to repair the damage caused by it. In Salmonella, the response to Au ions is mediated by the specific metalloregulator GolS that, among other genes, controls the expression of the RND-efflux pump GesABC. In this work, we demonstrate that CpxR/CpxA, a main cell-envelope stress-responding system, promotes gesABC transcription in the presence of Au ions at neutral pH...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590839/contractility-differential-tension-and-membrane-removal-lead-zebrafish-epiboly-biomechanics
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Maria Marsal, Amayra Hernández-Vega, Enrique Martin-Blanco
Precise tissue remodeling during development is essential for shaping embryos and optimal organ function. Epiboly is an early gastrulation event by which the blastoderm expands around the yolk to engulf it. Three different layers are involved in this process, an epithelial layer (the enveloping layer, EVL), the embryo proper, constituted by the deep cells (DCs), and the yolk cell. Although teleost epiboly has been studied for many years, a clear understanding of its mechanics was still missing. Here we present new information on the cellular, molecular and mechanical elements involved in epiboly that, together with some other recent data and upon comparison with previous biomechanical models, lets conclude that the expansion of the epithelia is passive and driven by active cortical contraction and membrane removal in the adjacent layer, the External Yolk Syncytial Layer (E-YSL)...
June 7, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588134/the-rcs-regulated-colanic-acid-capsule-maintains-membrane-potential-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
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Jasmine M Pando, Joyce E Karlinsey, Jimmie C Lara, Stephen J Libby, Ferric C Fang
The Rcs phosphorelay and Psp (phage shock protein) systems are envelope stress responses that are highly conserved in gammaproteobacteria. The Rcs regulon was found to be strongly induced during metal deprivation of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium lacking the Psp response. Nineteen genes activated by the RcsA-RcsB response regulator make up an operon responsible for the production of colanic acid capsular polysaccharide, which promotes biofilm development. Despite more than half a century of research, the physiological function of colanic acid has remained elusive...
June 6, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582945/stress-monitoring-through-non-invasive-instrumental-analysis-of-skin-conductivity
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Anurag Joshi, Ravi Kiran, Ash Narayan Sah
BACKGROUND: This paper envelops the notion of yogic breathing and its applications as one of the techniques for stress management through regulation of skin conductivity among Indian engineering students. Stress perturbs the normal physiological or psychological functioning of an individual. Thus, it is extremely vital to manage stress. OBJECTIVE: To explore the consequence of yogic breathing on skin conductivity using galvanic skin response sensor meter (GSRSM) on engineering students, of different universities...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553268/global-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-response-of-salmonella-enteritidis-to-egg-white-exposure-reveals-multiple-egg-white-imposed-stress-responses
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Florence Baron, Sylvie Bonnassie, Mariah Alabdeh, Marie-Françoise Cochet, Françoise Nau, Catherine Guérin-Dubiard, Michel Gautier, Simon C Andrews, Sophie Jan
Chicken egg white protects the embryo from bacterial invaders by presenting an assortment of antagonistic activities that combine together to both kill and inhibit growth. The key features of the egg white anti-bacterial system are iron restriction, high pH, antibacterial peptides and proteins, and viscosity. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis is the major pathogen responsible for egg-borne infection in humans, which is partly explained by its exceptional capacity for survival under the harsh conditions encountered within egg white...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545064/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-response-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-to-epigallocatechin-gallate-by-rna-seq
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Xiaoxiang Liu, Bimiao Shen, Peng Du, Nan Wang, Jiaxue Wang, Jianrong Li, Aihua Sun
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a main constituent of green tea polyphenols that are widely used as food preservatives and are considered to be safe for consumption. However, the underlying antimicrobial mechanism of EGCG and the bacterial response to EGCG are not clearly understood. In the present study, a genome-wide transcriptional analysis of a typical spoilage bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens that responded to EGCG was performed using RNA-seq technology. A total of 26,365,414 and 23,287,092 clean reads were generated from P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542496/zinc-blocks-sos-induced-antibiotic-resistance-via-inhibition-of-reca-in-escherichia-coli
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Bryan E Bunnell, Jillian F Escobar, Kirsten L Bair, Mark D Sutton, John K Crane
Zinc inhibits the virulence of diarrheagenic E. coli by inducing the envelope stress response and inhibiting the SOS response. The SOS response is triggered by damage to bacterial DNA. In Shiga-toxigenic E. coli, the SOS response strongly induces the production of Shiga toxins (Stx) and of the bacteriophages that encode the Stx genes. In E. coli, induction of the SOS response is accompanied by a higher mutation rate, called the mutator response, caused by a shift to error-prone DNA polymerases when DNA damage is too severe to be repaired by canonical DNA polymerases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542436/stress-induced-release-of-oct-1-from-the-nuclear-envelope-is-mediated-by-jnk-phosphorylation-of-lamin-b1
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Ivan I Boubriak, Ashraf N Malhas, Marek M Drozdz, Lior Pytowski, David J Vaux
The nuclear lamina can bind and sequester transcription factors (TFs), a function lost if the lamina is abnormal, with missing or mutant lamin proteins. We now show that TF sequestration is not all-or-nothing, but a dynamic physiological response to external signals. We show that the binding of the ubiquitous TF, Oct-1, to lamin B1 was reversed under conditions of cellular stress caused, inter alia, by the chemical methylating agent methylmethanesulfonate (MMS). A search for lamin B1 post-translational modifications that might mediate changes in Oct-1 binding using kinase inhibitors uncovered a role for c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513097/evidence-for-a-peptidoglycan-like-structure-in-orientia-tsutsugamushi
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Sharanjeet Atwal, Suparat Giengkam, Suwittra Chaemchuen, Jack Dorling, Nont Kosaisawe, Michael VanNieuwenhze, Somponnat Sampattavanich, Peter Schumann, Jeanne Salje
Bacterial cell walls are composed of the large cross-linked macromolecule peptidoglycan, which maintains cell shape and is responsible for resisting osmotic stresses. This is a highly conserved structure and the target of numerous antibiotics. Obligate intracellular bacteria are an unusual group of organisms that have evolved to replicate exclusively within the cytoplasm or vacuole of a eukaryotic cell. They tend to have reduced amounts of peptidoglycan, likely due to the fact that their growth and division takes place within an osmotically protected environment, and also due to a drive to reduce activation of the host immune response...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490498/shelterin-components-mediate-genome-reorganization-in-response-to-replication-stress
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Takeshi Mizuguchi, Nitika Taneja, Emiko Matsuda, Jon-Matthew Belton, Peter FitzGerald, Job Dekker, Shiv I S Grewal
The dynamic nature of genome organization impacts critical nuclear functions including the regulation of gene expression, replication, and DNA damage repair. Despite significant progress, the mechanisms responsible for reorganization of the genome in response to cellular stress, such as aberrant DNA replication, are poorly understood. Here, we show that fission yeast cells carrying a mutation in the DNA-binding protein Sap1 show defects in DNA replication progression and genome stability and display extensive changes in genome organization...
May 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467057/conditional-chaperone-client-interactions-revealed-by-genetically-encoded-photo-cross-linkers
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Shuai Zhang, Dan He, Zhi Lin, Yi Yang, Haiping Song, Peng R Chen
The cell envelope is an integral and essential component of Gram-negative bacteria. As the front line during host-pathogen interactions, it is directly challenged by host immune responses as well as other harsh extracellular stimuli. The high permeability of the outer-membrane and the lack of ATP energy system render it difficult to maintain important biological activities within the periplasmic space under stress conditions. The HdeA/B chaperone machinery is the only known acid resistant system found in bacterial periplasm, enabling enteric pathogens to survive through the highly acidic human stomach and establish infections in the intestine...
May 3, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447386/unravelling-the-pleiotropic-role-of-the-mceg-atpase-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Julia García-Fernández, Kadamba Papavinasasundaram, Beatriz Galán, Christopher M Sassetti, José L García
The Mce systems are complex ABC transporters that are encoded by different numbers of homologous operons in Actinobacteria. While the four Mce systems of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are all energized by a single ATPase, MceG, each system appears to import different fatty acids or sterols. To explore if this behaviour can be extended to saprophytic mycobacteria, whose more complex genomes encode more Mce systems, we have identified and characterized the MceG orthologue of Mycobacterium smegmatis. This bacterium relies on MceG to energize its six Mce systems that contribute to a variety of cellular functions including sterol uptake and cell envelope maintenance...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439041/cues-from-the-membrane-bacterial-glycerophospholipids
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Zachary D Dalebroux
In this issue of Journal of Bacteriology, Rowlett et al. unveil new Escherichia coli circuitry linking membrane glycerophospholipid (GPL) homeostasis to bacterial stress response and adaptation mechanisms. Glycerophospholipids comprise critical components of the dual-membrane envelope of Gram-negative bacteria and participate in many processes. The new evidence suggests that in some instances distinct E. coli GPL molecules function for distinct biochemistry, and bacteria sense perturbations in membrane GPL concentrations to coordinate survival strategies...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439040/the-impact-of-membrane-phospholipid-alterations-in-escherichia-coli-on-cellular-function-and-bacterial-stress-adaptation
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Veronica W Rowlett, Venkata K P S Mallampalli, Anja Karlstaedt, William Dowhan, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, William Margolin, Heidi Vitrac
Bacteria have evolved multiple strategies to sense and rapidly adapt to challenging and ever-changing environmental conditions. The ability to alter membrane lipid composition, a key component of the cellular envelope, is crucial for bacterial survival and adaptation in response to environmental stress. However, the precise roles played by membrane phospholipids in bacterial physiology and stress adaptation are not fully elucidated. The goal of this study was to define the role of membrane phospholipids in adaptation to stress and maintenance of bacterial cell fitness...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428255/nucleosome-nucleosome-interactions-via-histone-tails-and-linker-dna-regulate-nuclear-rigidity
#15
Yuta Shimamoto, Sachiko Tamura, Hiroshi Masumoto, Kazuhiro Maeshima
Cells, as well as the nuclei inside them, experience significant mechanical stress in diverse biological processes, including contraction, migration, and adhesion. The structural stability of nuclei must therefore be maintained in order to protect genome integrity. Despite extensive knowledge on nuclear architecture and components, however, the underlying physical and molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. We address this by subjecting isolated human cell nuclei to microneedle-based quantitative micromanipulation with a series of biochemical perturbations of the chromatin...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416660/redefining-the-essential-trafficking-pathway-for-outer-membrane-lipoproteins
#16
Marcin Grabowicz, Thomas J Silhavy
The outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria is a permeability barrier and an intrinsic antibiotic resistance factor. Lipoproteins are OM components that function in cell wall synthesis, diverse secretion systems, and antibiotic efflux pumps. Moreover, each of the essential OM machines that assemble the barrier requires one or more lipoproteins. This dependence is thought to explain the essentiality of the periplasmic chaperone LolA and its OM receptor LolB that traffic lipoproteins to the OM. However, we show that in strains lacking substrates that are toxic when mislocalized, both LolA and LolB can be completely bypassed by activating an envelope stress response without compromising trafficking of essential lipoproteins...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408482/small-regulatory-bacterial-rnas-regulating-the-envelope-stress-response
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Gracjana Klein, Satish Raina
Most bacteria encode a large repertoire of RNA-based regulatory mechanisms. Recent discoveries have revealed that the expression of many genes is controlled by a plethora of base-pairing noncoding small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs), regulatory RNA-binding proteins and RNA-degrading enzymes. Some of these RNA-based regulated processes respond to stress conditions and are involved in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. They achieve it by either direct posttranscriptional repression of several mRNAs, including blocking access to ribosome and/or directing them to RNA degradation when the synthesis of their cognate proteins is unwanted, or by enhanced translation of some key stress-regulated transcriptional factors...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402889/unbiased-high-precision-cell-mechanical-measurements-with-microconstrictions
#18
Janina R Lange, Claus Metzner, Sebastian Richter, Werner Schneider, Monika Spermann, Thorsten Kolb, Graeme Whyte, Ben Fabry
We describe a quantitative, high-precision, high-throughput method for measuring the mechanical properties of cells in suspension with a microfluidic device, and for relating cell mechanical responses to protein expression levels. Using a high-speed (750 fps) charge-coupled device camera, we measure the driving pressure Δp, maximum cell deformation εmax, and entry time tentry of cells in an array of microconstrictions. From these measurements, we estimate population averages of elastic modulus E and fluidity β (the power-law exponent of the cell deformation in response to a step change in pressure)...
April 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401134/preconsult-interactive-computer-assisted-client-assessment-survey-for-common-mental-disorders-in-a-community-health-centre-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Farah Ahmad, Wendy Lou, Yogendra Shakya, Liane Ginsburg, Peggy T Ng, Meb Rashid, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Cliff Ledwos, Kwame McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Access disparities for mental health care exist for vulnerable ethnocultural and immigrant groups. Community health centres that serve these groups could be supported further by interactive, computer-based, self-assessments. METHODS: An interactive computer-assisted client assessment survey (iCCAS) tool was developed for preconsult assessment of common mental disorders (using the Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9], Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item [GAD-7] scale, Primary Care Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD-PC] screen and CAGE [concern/cut-down, anger, guilt and eye-opener] questionnaire), with point-of-care reports...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373273/appropriate-regulation-of-the-%C3%AF-e-dependent-envelope-stress-response-is-necessary-to-maintain-cell-envelope-integrity-and-stationary-phase-survival-in-escherichia-coli
#20
Hervé Nicoloff, Saumya Gopalkrishnan, Sarah E Ades
The alternative sigma factor σ(E) is a key component of the Escherichia coli response to cell envelope stress and is required for viability even in the absence of stress. The activity of σ(E) increases during entry into stationary phase, suggesting an important role for σ(E) when nutrients are limiting. Elevated σ(E) activity has been proposed to activate a pathway leading to the lysis of nonculturable cells that accumulate during early stationary phase. To better understand σ(E)-directed cell lysis and the role of σ(E) in stationary phase, we investigated the effects of elevated σ(E) activity in cultures grown for 10 days...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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