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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820897/persistent-infection-due-to-a-small-colony-variant-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-leads-to-pd-1-upregulation-on-circulating-immune-cells-and-mononuclear-infiltration-in-viscera-of-experimental-balb-c-mice
#1
Jia-Xiang See, Samudi Chandramathi, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Jamuna Vadivelu, Esaki M Shankar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease endemic across South East Asia and Northern Australia. The etiological agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B.pseudomallei), is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium residing in the soil and muddy water across endemic regions of the tropical world. The bacterium is known to cause persistent infections by remaining latent within host cells for prolonged duration. Reactivation of the recrudescent disease often occurs in elders whose immunity wanes...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817787/evaluation-of-the-electron-transfer-flavoprotein-etf-as-an-antibacterial-target-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia
#2
Maria S Stietz, Christina Lopez, Osasumwen Osifo, Marcelo Tolmasky, Silvia T Cardona
There are hundreds of essential genes in multidrug resistant bacterial genomes, but only a few of their products are exploited as antibacterial targets. An example is the electron flavoprotein (ETF) which is required for growth and viability in <i>Burkholderia cenocepacia</i>. Here, we evaluated ETF as an antibiotic target for <i>Burkholderia cepacia</i> complex (Bcc). Depletion of the bacterial ETF during infection of <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> significantly extended survival of the nematodes, proving that ETF is essential for survival of <i>B...
August 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814712/secondary-compound-hypothesis-revisited-selected-plant-secondary-metabolites-promote-bacterial-degradation-of-cis-1-2-dichloroethylene-cdce
#3
Serena Fraraccio, Michal Strejcek, Iva Dolinova, Tomas Macek, Ondrej Uhlik
Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cDCE), which is a common hazardous compound, often accumulates during incomplete reductive dechlorination of higher chlorinated ethenes (CEs) at contaminated sites. Simple monoaromatics, such as toluene and phenol, have been proven to induce biotransformation of cDCE in microbial communities incapable of cDCE degradation in the absence of other carbon sources. The goal of this microcosm-based laboratory study was to discover non-toxic natural monoaromatic secondary plant metabolites (SPMEs) that could enhance cDCE degradation in a similar manner to toluene and phenol...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801977/isolation-identification-and-characterization-of-lignin-degrading-bacteria-from-qinling-china
#4
C-X Yang, T Wang, L-N Gao, H-J Yin, X Lü
AIMS: Lignin is an aromatic heteropolymer forming a physical barrier and is a big challenge in biomass utilization. This paper firstly investigated lignin-degradation bacteria from rotten wood in Qinling Mountain. METHODS AND RESULTS: 19 potential strains were selected and ligninolytic enzyme activities were determined during 84 h. The strains which had higher enzymes activities were selected. Further the biodegradation of wheat straw lignin and alkali lignin was evaluated, which indicated Burkholderia sp...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797279/huanglongbing-impairs-the-rhizosphere-to-rhizoplane-enrichment-process-of-the-citrus-root-associated-microbiome
#5
Yunzeng Zhang, Jin Xu, Nadia Riera, Tao Jin, Jinyun Li, Nian Wang
BACKGROUND: Roots are the primary site for plant-microbe interactions. Among the three root-associated layers (i.e., rhizosphere, rhizoplane, and endorhiza), the rhizoplane is a key component serving a critical gating role that controls microbial entry into plant roots. The microbial communities colonizing the three layers are believed to be gradually enriched from the bulk soil inoculum. However, it is unknown how this enrichment process, particularly the rhizosphere to rhizoplane step, is affected by biotic stresses, such as disease...
August 10, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794225/the-divided-bacterial-genome-structure-function-and-evolution
#6
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George C diCenzo, Turlough M Finan
Approximately 10% of bacterial genomes are split between two or more large DNA fragments, a genome architecture referred to as a multipartite genome. This multipartite organization is found in many important organisms, including plant symbionts, such as the nitrogen-fixing rhizobia, and plant, animal, and human pathogens, including the genera Brucella, Vibrio, and Burkholderia. The availability of many complete bacterial genome sequences means that we can now examine on a broad scale the characteristics of the different types of DNA molecules in a genome...
September 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791299/differential-microrna-analyses-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-and-francisella-tularensis-exposed-hpbmcs-reveal-potential-biomarkers
#7
Regina Z Cer, J Enrique Herrera-Galeano, Kenneth G Frey, Kevin L Schully, Truong V Luu, John Pesce, Vishwesh P Mokashi, Andrea M Keane-Myers, Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly
Increasing evidence that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the immune response against infectious agents suggests that miRNA might be exploitable as signatures of exposure to specific infectious agents. In order to identify potential early miRNA biomarkers of bacterial infections, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (hPBMCs) were exposed to two select agents, Burkholderia pseudomallei K96243 and Francisella tularensis SHU S4, as well as to the nonpathogenic control Escherichia coli DH5α. RNA samples were harvested at three early time points, 30, 60, and 120 minutes postexposure, then sequenced...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790983/nitrate-sensing-and-metabolism-inhibit-biofilm-formation-in-the-opportunistic-pathogen-burkholderia-pseudomallei-by-reducing-the-intracellular-concentration-of-c-di-gmp
#8
Mihnea R Mangalea, Brooke A Plumley, Bradley R Borlee
The opportunistic pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei is a saprophytic bacterium and the causative agent of melioidosis, an emerging infectious disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although melioidosis is most prevalent during the rainy season in endemic areas, domestic gardens and farms can also serve as a reservoir for B. pseudomallei during the dry season, in part due to irrigation and fertilizer use. In the environment, B. pseudomallei forms biofilms and persists in soil near plant root zones...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790312/evolutionary-conservation-of-a-core-root-microbiome-across-plant-phyla-along-a-tropical-soil-chronosequence
#9
Yun Kit Yeoh, Paul G Dennis, Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne, Lui Weber, Richard Brackin, Mark A Ragan, Susanne Schmidt, Philip Hugenholtz
Culture-independent molecular surveys of plant root microbiomes indicate that soil type generally has a stronger influence on microbial communities than host phylogeny. However, these studies have mostly focussed on model plants and crops. Here, we examine the root microbiomes of multiple plant phyla including lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms across a soil chronosequence using 16S rRNA gene amplicon profiling. We confirm that soil type is the primary determinant of root-associated bacterial community composition, but also observe a significant correlation with plant phylogeny...
August 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783597/a-water-assisted-nucleophilic-mechanism-utilized-by-bphd-the-meta-cleavage-product-hydrolase-in-biphenyl-degradation
#10
Lihua Dong, Shujun Zhang, Yongjun Liu
As members of the α/β-hydrolase superfamily, Meta-cleavage product (MCP) hydrolases generally utilize a Ser-His-Asp catalytic triad to hydrolyze the cleavage of CC bond during the aerobic catabolism of aromatic compounds by bacteria. BphD is one kind of MCP hydrolase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of 2-hydroxy-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoic acid (HOPDA) to 2-hydroxypenta-2,4-dienoic acid (HPD) and benzoate. In this article, a combined quantum mechanics and molecule mechanics (QM/MM) approach has been employed to explore the reaction mechanism of BphD from Burkholderia xenovorans LB400...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780059/a-simple-laboratory-algorithm-for-diagnosis-of-melioidosis-in-resource-constrained-areas-a-study-from-north-central-vietnam
#11
T T Trinh, T S Hoang, D A Tran, V T Trinh, A Göhler, T T Nguyen, S N Hoang, R Krumkamp, L T N Nguyen, J May, P M Doan, C D Do, T A Que, I Steinmetz
OBJECTIVE: Melioidosis may be endemic in many tropical developing countries but diagnosis of the disease is currently unreliable in resource-limited areas. Here we aimed to validate a simple and cheap laboratory algorithm for the identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei from clinical specimens in parts of Vietnam where the disease has not been reported before. METHODS: In June 2015, we conducted training courses at five general hospitals in north central provinces in order to raise awareness of the disease and to introduce a simple and cheap laboratory identification algorithm for B...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770177/bipc-a-predicted-burkholderia-pseudomallei-type-3-secretion-system-translocator-protein-with-actin-binding-activity
#12
Charles W Vander Broek, Nurhamimah Zainal Abidin, Joanne M Stevens
Burkholderia pseudomallei is an intracellular bacterial pathogen and the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe disease of humans and animals. Like other clinically important Gram-negative bacteria, fundamental to B. pseudomallei pathogenesis is the Bsa Type III Secretion System. The Bsa system injects bacterial effector proteins into the cytoplasm of target host cells subverting cellular pathways for the benefit of the bacteria. It is required for invasion of non-phagocytic host cells, escape from the endocytic compartment into the host cell cytoplasm, and for virulence in murine models of melioidosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769025/delayed-pacemaker-generator-pocket-and-lead-primary-infection-due-to-burkholderia-cepacia
#13
Fatma Ben Abid, Hussam Al-Saoub, Faraj Howadi, Ahmed AlBishawi, Maliha Thapur
BACKGROUND Recently, the use of cardiac implantable electrophysiological devices (CIEDs) has increased. Advances in medical technology, an increasingly aging population, increases in clinical indications, and expanded medical insurance coverage for these devices have all contributed to this trend. Infection is considered to be one of the most serious complications of CIEDs and carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Although infection with Staphylococcus sp. accounts for the majority of cases, other bacteria have been implicated as causative agents of infection of CIEDs...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768186/enhanced-catalytic-stability-of-lipase-immobilized-on-oxidized-and-disulfide-rich-eggshell-membrane-for-esters-hydrolysis-and-transesterification
#14
Chenyu Jiang, Chuanchuan Cheng, Mei Hao, Hongbin Wang, Zhiying Wang, Cai Shen, Ling-Zhi Cheong
Eggshell membrane (ESM) is an industrial waste that is available in abundance from food industry. Present study investigated the physicochemical properties of oxidized ESM and compared the efficiency of ESM and oxidized ESM as carrier for Burkholderia cepacia lipase (BCL) used in esters hydrolysis and transesterification. Following oxidation treatment, FTIR analysis and Ellman's assay showed amino acid cysteine in ESM was oxidized to form disulfide bond-containing cystine. In addition, AFM analysis showed ESM which exhibited a highly porous filamentous structure appeared to be coalesce following oxidation treatment...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767660/novel-co-culture-plate-enables-growth-dynamic-based-assessment-of-contact-independent-microbial-interactions
#15
Thomas J Moutinho, John C Panagides, Matthew B Biggs, Gregory L Medlock, Glynis L Kolling, Jason A Papin
Interactions between microbes are central to the dynamics of microbial communities. Understanding these interactions is essential for the characterization of communities, yet challenging to accomplish in practice. There are limited available tools for characterizing diffusion-mediated, contact-independent microbial interactions. A practical and widely implemented technique in such characterization involves the simultaneous co-culture of distinct bacterial species and subsequent analysis of relative abundance in the total population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764662/a-case-report-of-co-infection-of-melioidosis-and-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#16
Isuru Chamika Indeewara Kahandawaarachchi, Gayani Samadara Premawansa, Wipula Warnasuriya, Malka Dassanayake, Enoka Corea
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis and melioidosis are frequently reported from the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. However, only one case of co-infection of the two diseases has been reported to date over the world. This is a case report of a patient who had co-infection with cutaneous leishmaniasis and melioidosis and was successfully treated and recovered from the illness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61 year old female patient with diabetes mellitus presented with fever for one month's duration and was found to have hepatosplenomegaly and an ulcer over the left arm...
August 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760929/entry-intracellular-survival-and-multinucleated-giant-cell-forming-activity-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-human-primary-phagocytic-and-non-phagocytic-cells
#17
Liam Whiteley, Teresa Meffert, Maria Haug, Christopher Weidenmaier, Verena Hopf, Katharina Bitschar, Birgit Schittek, Christian Kohler, Ivo Steinmetz, T Eoin West, Sandra Schwarz
The human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei and the related species Burkholderia thailandensis are facultative intracellular bacteria characterized by the ability to escape into the cytosol of the host cell and to stimulate the formation of multinucleated giant cells (MNGCs). MNGC formation is induced via an unknown mechanism by the bacterial type VI secretion system 5 (T6SS-5), which is an essential virulence factor in both species. Despite the vital role of the intracellular life cycle in the pathogenesis of the bacteria, the range of host cell types permissive for initiation and completion of the intracellular cycle is poorly defined...
July 31, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760480/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-glanders-in-working-equines-findings-of-a-cross-sectional-study-in-punjab-province-of-pakistan
#18
Muhammad Taslim Ghori, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Jawaria Ali Khan, Masood Rabbani, Muhammad Zubair Shabbir, Haroon Rashid Chaudhry, Muhammad Asad Ali, Javed Muhammad, Mandy Carolina Elschner, Bhushan M Jayarao
Glanders is an infectious and contagious bacterial disease of equines. A little is known about its seroprevalence and risk factors in working equines in countries where the disease is endemic. Also, there are no reports on prevalence of the disease in areas where there is a prior evidence of Burkholderia (B.) mallei detection in soil. A cross-sectional study was conducted in selected districts (n=09) of Punjab province of Pakistan during 2014-2015. A total of 1008 serum samples were screened for detection of antibodies to B...
July 29, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
#19
Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756196/inhibition-of-bacterial-biofilms-by-carboxymethyl-chitosan-combined-with-silver-zinc-and-copper-salts
#20
Randys Caldeira Gonçalves, Diego Pereira da Silva, Roberta Signini, Plínio Lázaro Faleiro Naves
Investigation of the antimicrobial action of carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCh) is among the alternative approaches in the control of pathogenic microorganisms. This study aimed to screen the toxicity using the brine shrimp lethality assay and to investigate the inhibitory activity of carboxymethyl in isolation or in combination with silver nitrate, copper sulfate and zinc sulfate on biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228, Kocuria rhizophila ATCC 9341, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027, Escherichia coli ATCC 25312, and Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 17759...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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