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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050018/root-surface-biofilms-and-caries
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Thuy Do, Nailê Damé-Teixeira, Monika Naginyte, Philip D Marsh
Following gingival recession, which increases with age, the root surface becomes exposed, creating new environments for microbial colonization and biofilm formation. The formation of root surface biofilms is influenced by the availability and composition of saliva and gingival crevicular fluid; they provide components for the conditioning film (acquired root surface pellicle) and also act as a source of nutrients. The early bacterial colonizers of the root surface are similar to those found on the enamel, and Gram-positive species such as Streptococcus sanguinis, S...
2017: Monographs in Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049010/biofilm-related-diseases-and-omics-global-transcriptional-profiling-of-enterococcus-faecium-reveals-different-gene-expression-patterns-in-the-biofilm-and-planktonic-cells
#2
Shu Yong Lim, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Kwai Lin Thong
Enterococcus faecium is an opportunistic pathogen with a remarkable ability to acquire resistance toward multiple antibiotics, including those of last-resort drugs such as vancomycin and daptomycin. The occurrence of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium is on the rise and there is a need to understand the virulence of this organism. One of the factors that contributes to the virulence is the ability to form biofilms. Since bacteria in biofilm state are more resistant to antibiotics and host immune response, understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm development is important to control biofilm-related diseases...
October 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047333/electrochemical-performance-and-microbial-community-profiles-in-microbial-fuel-cells-in-relation-to-electron-transfer-mechanisms
#3
Naroa Uria, Isabel Ferrera, Jordi Mas
BACKGROUND: Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operating with complex microbial communities have been extensively reported in the past, and are commonly used in applications such as wastewater treatment, bioremediation or in-situ powering of environmental sensors. However, our knowledge on how the composition of the microbial community and the different types of electron transfer to the anode affect the performance of these bioelectrochemical systems is far from complete. To fill this gap of knowledge, we designed a set of three MFCs with different constrains limiting direct and mediated electron transfer to the anode...
October 18, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046665/boeravinone-b-a-novel-dual-inhibitor-of-nora-bacterial-efflux-pump-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-human-p-glycoprotein-reduces-the-biofilm-formation-and-intracellular-invasion-of-bacteria
#4
Samsher Singh, Nitin P Kalia, Prashant Joshi, Ajay Kumar, Parduman R Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Sandip B Bharate, Inshad A Khan
This study elucidated the role of boeravinone B, a NorA multidrug efflux pump inhibitor, in biofilm inhibition. The effects of boeravinone B plus ciprofloxacin, a NorA substrate, were evaluated in NorA-overexpressing, wild-type, and knocked-out Staphylococcus aureus (SA-1199B, SA-1199, and SA-K1758, respectively). The mechanism of action was confirmed using the ethidium bromide accumulation and efflux assay. The role of boeravinone B as a human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibitor was examined in the LS-180 (colon cancer) cell line...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046368/enhancement-of-lung-gene-delivery-after-aerosol-a-new-strategy-using-non-viral-complexes-with-antibacterial-properties
#5
Angelique Mottais, Tony Le Gall, Yann Sibiril, Julian Ravel, Véronique Laurent, Frédérique d'Arbonneau, Tristan Montier
The pathophysiology of obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, leads to the development of chronic infections in the respiratory tract. Thus, the symptomatic management of the disease requires, in particular, repetitive antibiotherapy. Besides these antibacterial treatments, certain pathologies, such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, require the intake of many drugs. This simultaneous absorption may lead to undesired drug interactions. For example, Orkambi® (lumacaftor/Ivacaftor, Vertex), a pharmacological drug employed to treat F508del patients, cannot be used with antibiotics such as rifampicin or rifabutin (rifamycin family) which are necessary to treat Mycobacteriaceae...
October 18, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045455/relative-contributions-of-norspermidine-synthesis-and-signaling-pathways-to-the-regulation-of-vibrio-cholerae-biofilm-formation
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Caitlin K Wotanis, William P Brennan, Anthony D Angotti, Elizabeth A Villa, Josiah P Zayner, Alexandra N Mozina, Alexandria C Rutkovsky, Richard C Sobe, Whitney G Bond, Ece Karatan
The polyamine norspermidine is one of the major polyamines synthesized by Vibrionales and has also been found in various aquatic organisms. Norspermidine is among the environmental signals that positively regulate Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation. The NspS/MbaA signaling complex detects extracellular norspermidine and mediates the response to this polyamine. Norspermidine binding to the NspS periplasmic binding protein is thought to inhibit the phosphodiesterase activity of MbaA, increasing levels of the biofilm-promoting second messenger cyclic diguanylate monophosphate, thus enhancing biofilm formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042504/unintended-laboratory-driven-evolution-reveals-genetic-requirements-for-biofilm-formation-by-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-hildenborough
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Kara B De León, Grant M Zane, Valentine V Trotter, Gregory P Krantz, Adam P Arkin, Gareth P Butland, Peter J Walian, Matthew W Fields, Judy D Wall
Biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are of particular interest as members of this group are culprits in corrosion of industrial metal and concrete pipelines as well as being key players in subsurface metal cycling. Yet the mechanism of biofilm formation by these bacteria has not been determined. Here we show that two supposedly identical wild-type cultures of the SRB Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough maintained in different laboratories have diverged in biofilm formation. From genome resequencing and subsequent mutant analyses, we discovered that a single nucleotide change within DVU1017, the ABC transporter of a type I secretion system (T1SS), was sufficient to eliminate biofilm formation in D...
October 17, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042186/bacterial-biofilm-and-associated-infections
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Muhsin Jamal, Wisal Ahmad, Saadia Andleeb, Fazal Jalil, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Tahir Hussain, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Atif Kamil
Microscopic entities, microorganisms that drastically affect human health need to be thoroughly investigated. A biofilm is an architectural colony of microorganisms, within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance that they produce. Biofilm contains microbial cells adherent to one-another and to a static surface (living or non-living). Bacterial biofilms are usually pathogenic in nature and can cause nosocomial infections. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed that among all microbial and chronic infections, 65% and 80%, respectively, are associated with biofilm formation...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040843/characterization-of-eps-compositions-and-microbial-community-in-an-anammox-sbbr-system-treating-landfill-leachate
#9
Lei Miao, Qiong Zhang, Shuying Wang, Baikun Li, Zhong Wang, Sujian Zhang, Man Zhang, Yongzhen Peng
The biofilm system is beneficial for Anammox process designed to treat landfill leachate. In this study, the composition of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and the microbial community in an Anammox biofilm system were analyzed to determine the functions driving the biofilm's ability to treat landfill leachate. The results demonstrated that increasing influent carbon oxygen demand (COD) could stimulate EPS production. EPS helped enrich Anammox bacteria and supplied them with nutrients and enzymes, facilitating effective nitrogen removal (approximately 95%)...
September 23, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040295/hydrophobic-residues-are-critical-for-the-helix-forming-hemolytic-and-bactericidal-activities-of-amphipathic-antimicrobial-peptide-tp4
#10
Ting-Wei Chang, Shu-Yi Wei, Shih-Han Wang, Hung-Mu Wei, Yu-June Wang, Chiu-Feng Wang, Chinpan Chen, You-Di Liao
Antimicrobial peptides are important components of the host innate defense mechanism against invading pathogens, especially for drug-resistant bacteria. In addition to bactericidal activity, the 25 residue peptide TP4 isolated from Nile tilapia also stimulates cell proliferation and regulates the innate immune system in mice. In this report, TP4 hyperpolarized and depolarized the membrane potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at sub-lethal and lethal concentrations. It also inhibited and eradicated biofilm formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039290/simulated-use-polytetrafluorethylene-biofilm-model-repeated-rounds-of-complete-reprocessing-lead-to-accumulation-of-organic-debris-and-viable-bacteria
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Michelle J Alfa, Harminder Singh, Zoann Nugent, Donald Duerksen, Gale Schultz, Carol Reidy, Pat DeGagne, Nancy Olson
OBJECTIVE Biofilm has been implicated in bacterial persistence and survival after endoscope reprocessing. In this study, we assessed the impact of different methods of reprocessing on organic residues and viable bacteria after repeated rounds of biofilm formation when each was followed by full reprocessing. METHODS ATS-2015, an artificial test soil containing 5-8 Log10 colony-forming units (CFU) of Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, was used to form biofilm in polytetrafluroethylene channels overnight on 5 successive days...
October 17, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039211/synergistic-effects-of-heat-and-antibiotics-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms
#12
Erica B Ricker, Eric Nuxoll
Upon formation of a biofilm, bacteria undergo several changes that prevent eradication with antimicrobials alone. Due to this resistance, the standard of care for infected medical implants is explantation of the infected implant and surrounding tissue, followed by eventual reimplantation of a replacement device. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of heat shock for biofilm eradication. To minimize the heat required for in situ biofilm eradication, this study investigated the hypothesis that antibiotics, while ineffective by themselves, may substantially increase heat shock efficacy...
October 17, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038735/enrichment-of-milk-with-magnesium-provides-healthier-and-safer-dairy-products
#13
Noa Ben-Ishay, Hilla Oknin, Doron Steinberg, Zipi Berkovich, Ram Reifen, Moshe Shemesh
Biofilms on the surfaces of milk-processing equipment are often a major source of contamination of dairy products. Members of the genus Bacillus appear to be among the most commonly found bacteria in dairy farms and processing plants. Bacillus species may thrive in dairy farm equipment and in dairy products since they can form robust biofilms during growth within milk. We found that fortification of milk with magnesium mitigated biofilm formation by Bacillus species, and thus could notably reduce dairy product spoilage...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037504/an-investigation-of-virulence-factors-of-legionella-pneumophila-environmental-isolates
#14
Elif Özlem Arslan-Aydoğdu, Ayten Kimiran
Nine Legionella pneumophila strains isolated from cooling towers and a standard strain (L. pneumophila serogroup 1, ATCC 33152, Philadelphia 1) were analyzed and compared in terms of motility, flagella structure, ability to form biofilms, enzymatic activities (hemolysin, nucleases, protease, phospholipase A, phospholipase C, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and lipase), hemagglutination capabilities, and pathogenicity in various host cells (Acanthamoeba castellanii ATCC 30234, mouse peritoneal macrophages and human peripheral monocytes)...
July 22, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037465/influence-of-exposure-time-on-the-release-of-bacteria-from-a-biofilm-on-ti6al4v-discs-using-sonication-an-in-vitro-model
#15
Laura Prieto-Borja, Ana Conde, María A Arenas, Juan J de Damborenea, Jaime Esteban
Implant sonication is considered a useful method for the diagnosis of implant-related infections. We designed an in vitro study using Ti6Al4V discs and 5 different bacteria to determine the optimal sonication time for recovery of most bacteria tested to enable use of sonication in clinical practice for microbiological diagnosis of implant-related infections. We carried out a specific protocol for the adherence and subsequent biofilm formation on the materials used. The discs were then sonicated and the retrieved bacteria were quantified...
August 25, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034970/oral-health-of-older-residents-in-care-and-community-dwellers-nursing-implications
#16
J S Choi, Y J Yi, L R Donnelly
BACKGROUND: Poor oral health is associated with a reduced quality of life and serious illnesses. Consequently, nurses need to be more aware of oral health to improve the general health of residents in care. AIM: To evaluate and compare oral health behaviours and levels of salivary haemoglobin and dental biofilm acidogenicity, which can be used to evaluate oral disease activity, between residents and community dwellers in South Korea. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 133 participants: 64 residents and 69 community dwellers...
October 16, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034850/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-variants-obtained-from-veterinary-clinical-samples-reveal-a-role-for-cyclic-di-gmp-in-biofilm-formation-and-colony-morphology
#17
Maria T Brock, Galya C Fedderly, Grace I Borlee, Michael M Russell, Liliana K Filipowska, Doreene R Hyatt, Ryan A Ferris, Bradley R Borlee
Overuse of antibiotics is contributing to an emerging antimicrobial resistance crisis. To better understand how bacteria adapt tolerance and resist antibiotic treatment, Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates obtained from infection sites sampled from companion animals were collected and evaluated for phenotypic differences. Selected pairs of clonal isolates were obtained from individual infection samples and were assessed for antibiotic susceptibility, cyclic di-GMP levels, biofilm production, motility and genetic-relatedness...
October 16, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033574/surgical-site-infections-following-instrumented-stabilization-of-the-spine
#18
Ulrike Dapunt, Caroline Bürkle, Frank Günther, Wojciech Pepke, Stefan Hemmer, Michael Akbar
BACKGROUND: Implant-associated infections are still a feared complication in the field of orthopedics. Bacteria attach to the implant surface and form so-called biofilm colonies that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Since the majority of studies focus on prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) of the hip and knee, current treatment options (eg, antibiotic prophylaxis) of implant-associated infections have mostly been adapted according to these results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with surgical site infections following instrumented stabilization of the spine with regard to detected bacteria species and the course of the disease...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032514/surface-roughness-and-bacterial-adhesion-on-root-dentin-treated-with-diode-laser-and-conventional-desensitizing-agents
#19
Maiza S Cury, Camilla B Silva, Ruchele D Nogueira, Michelle G D Campos, Regina G Palma-Dibb, Vinicius R Geraldo-Martins
The treatments for dentin hypersensitivity (DH) may change the surface roughness of the root dentin, which can lead to biofilm accumulation, increasing the risk of root caries. The aim was to compare the surface roughness of root dentin after different treatments of DH and the biofilm formation on those surfaces. After initial surface roughness (Sa) assessment, 50 bovine root fragments received the following treatments (n = 10): G 1-no treatment; G2-5% sodium fluoride varnish; G3-professional application of a desensitizing dentifrice; G4-toothbrushing with a desensitizing dentifrice; and G5-diode laser application (908 nm; 1...
October 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031224/direct-one-pot-synthesis-of-cinnamaldehyde-immobilized-on-gold-nanoparticles-and-their-antibiofilm-properties
#20
Mohankandhasamy Ramasamy, Jin-Hyung Lee, Jintae Lee
The objective of the present study was to develop a one-pot strategy to synthesis gold nanoparticle complexes using cinnamaldehyde, a potent antibiofilm agent which in its free form, exhibits high volatility and unstable nature. Hence, we developed cinnamaldehyde gold nanoparticles (CGNPs) in a single step to overcome the limitations of free cinnamaldehyde. Furthermore, reduction abilities of cinnamaldehyde under different experimental conditions, that is, varying precursor concentrations of cinnamaldehyde and gold, metal salts, pH, temperature, and light sources, were investigated...
October 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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