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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087536/the-regulator-of-type-iv-pili-synthesis-pilr-from-lysobacter-controls-antifungal-antibiotic-production-via-a-c-di-gmp-pathway
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Yuan Chen, Jing Xia, Zhenhe Su, Gaoge Xu, Mark Gomelsky, Guoliang Qian, Fengquan Liu
Lysobacter enzymogenes is a ubiquitous soil gammaproteobacterium that produces a broad-spectrum antifungal antibiotic, known as Heat-Stable Antifungal Factor (HSAF). To increase HSAF production for the use against fungal crop diseases, it is important to understand how HSAF synthesis is regulated. To gain insights into transcriptional regulation of the HSAF synthesis gene cluster, we generated a library of deletion mutants in the genes predicted to encode response regulators of the two-component signaling systems in L...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078398/potential-coupling-effects-of-ammonia-oxidizing-and-anaerobic-ammonium-oxidizing-bacteria-on-completely-autotrophic-nitrogen-removal-over-nitrite-biofilm-formation-induced-by-the-second-messenger-cyclic-diguanylate
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Chao Wang, Sitong Liu, Xiaochen Xu, Chuanqi Zhao, Fenglin Yang, Dong Wang
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) on the coupling effects between ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria for the completely autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite (CANON) biofilm formation in a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR). Analysis of the quantity of EPS and cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) confirmed that the contents of polysaccharides and c-di-GMP were correlated in the AOB sludge, anammox sludge, and CANON biofilm...
January 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057864/adenylate-cyclase-a-acting-on-pka-mediates-induction-of-stalk-formation-by-cyclic-diguanylate-at-the-dictyostelium-organizer
#3
Zhi-Hui Chen, Reema Singh, Christian Cole, Hajara Mohammed Lawal, Christina Schilde, Melanie Febrer, Geoffrey J Barton, Pauline Schaap
Coordination of cell movement with cell differentiation is a major feat of embryonic development. The Dictyostelium stalk always forms at the organizing tip, by a mechanism that is not understood. We previously reported that cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP), synthesized by diguanylate cyclase A (DgcA), induces stalk formation. Here we used transcriptional profiling of dgca- structures to identify target genes for c-di-GMP, and used these genes to investigate the c-di-GMP signal transduction pathway. We found that knockdown of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activity in prestalk cells reduced stalk gene induction by c-di-GMP, whereas PKA activation bypassed the c-di-GMP requirement for stalk gene expression...
January 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056744/nucleotide-second-messenger-signaling-as-a-target-for-the-control-of-bacterial-biofilm-formation
#4
Alberto J Martín-Rodríguez, Ute Römling
Bacterial biofilm formation and associated phenotypes are the major cause of chronic infection in humans. The major regulator of biofilm formation in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria are nucleotide-based second messenger signaling pathways. Nucleotide-based signaling is a ubiquitous signal transduction mechanism in all domains of life that relay changes in the extracellular or intracellular milieu to protein or RNA effectors, leading to adaptive physiological responses. To date, six bona fide nucleotide signaling pathways, (p)ppGpp, cAMP, cGMP, c-di-AMP, c-di-GMP and cGAMP, have been characterized with respect to basic pathway modules and phenotypic and physiological output...
January 5, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055008/early-nucleolar-disorganization-in-dictyostelium-cell-death
#5
M F Luciani, Y Song, A Sahrane, A Kosta, P Golstein
Cell death occurs in all eukaryotes, but it is still not known whether some core steps of the cell death process are conserved. We investigated this using the protist Dictyostelium. The dissection of events in Dictyostelium vacuolar developmental cell death was facilitated by the sequential requirement for two distinct exogenous signals. An initial exogenous signal (starvation and cAMP) recruited some cells into clumps. Only within these clumps did subsequent cell death events take place. Contrary to our expectations, already this initial signal provoked nucleolar disorganization and irreversible inhibition of rRNA and DNA synthesis, reflecting marked cell dysfunction...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052848/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-oligoribonuclease-contributes-to-tolerance-to-ciprofloxacin-by-regulating-pyocin-biosynthesis
#6
Fei Chen, Gukui Chen, Yiwei Liu, Yongxin Jin, Zhihui Cheng, Yang Liu, Liang Yang, Shouguang Jin, Weihui Wu
Bacterial oligoribonuclease (Orn) is a conserved 3' to 5' exonuclease. In Pseudomonas aeruginosa, it has been demonstrated that Orn plays a major role in the hydrolysis of pGpG which is required for c-di-GMP homeostasis. Meanwhile, Orn is involved in the degradation of nanoRNAs which can alter global gene expression by serving as transcription initiation primers. Previously, we found that Orn is required for the type III secretion system and pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa, indicating a role of Orn in bacterial response to environmental stimuli...
January 4, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031943/supramolecular-polymer-formation-by-cyclic-dinucleotides-and-intercalators-affects-dinucleotide-enzymatic-processing
#7
Shizuka Nakayama, Jie Zhou, Yue Zheng, Henryk Szmacinski, Herman O Sintim
BACKGROUND: Cyclic dinucleotides form supramolecular aggregates with intercalators, and this property could be utilized in nanotechnology and medicine. METHODS & RESULTS: Atomic force microscopy and electrophoretic mobility shift assays were used to show that cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) forms G-wires in the presence of intercalators. The average fluorescence lifetime of thiazole orange, when bound to c-di-GMP was greater than when bound to DNA G-quadruplexes or dsDNA...
March 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001128/coincidence-detection-and-bi-directional-transmembrane-signaling-control-a-bacterial-second-messenger-receptor
#8
Richard B Cooley, John P O'Donnell, Holger Sondermann
The second messenger c-di-GMP (or cyclic diguanylate) regulates biofilm formation, a physiological adaptation process in bacteria, via a widely conserved signaling node comprising a prototypical transmembrane receptor for c-di-GMP, LapD, and a cognate periplasmic protease, LapG. Previously, we reported a structure-function study of a soluble LapD•LapG complex, which established conformational changes in the receptor that lead to c-di-GMP-dependent protease recruitment (Chatterjee et al., 2014). This work also revealed a basal affinity of c-di-GMP-unbound receptor for LapG, the relevance of which remained enigmatic...
December 21, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986717/flra-represses-transcription-of-biofilm-associated-bpfa-operon-in-shewanella-putrefaciens
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Yuan-Yuan Cheng, Chao Wu, Jia-Yi Wu, Hui-Ling Jia, Ming-Yu Wang, Huan-Yu Wang, Si-Min Zou, Rui-Rui Sun, Rong Jia, Ya-Zhong Xiao
: Manipulation of biofilm formation in Shewanella is beneficial for applications in industrial and environmental biotechnology. BpfA is an adhesin largely responsible for biofilm formation in many Shewanella species. However, the mechanism underlying the BpfA production and resulting biofilm remains vaguely understood. We previously described that BpfA expression is enhanced by DosD, an oxygen-stimulated diguanylate cyclase, under aerobic growth. In the present work, we identified FlrA as a critical transcription regulator of the bpfA operon in Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 by transposon mutagenesis...
December 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933792/oxygen-and-bis-3-5-cyclic-dimeric-guanosine-monophosphate-binding-control-oligomerization-state-equilibria-of-diguanylate-cyclase-containing-globin-coupled-sensors
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Justin L Burns, Shannon Rivera, D Douglas Deer, Shawnna C Joynt, David Dvorak, Emily E Weinert
Bacteria sense their environment to alter phenotypes, including biofilm formation, to survive changing conditions. Heme proteins play important roles in sensing the bacterial gaseous environment and controlling the switch between motile and sessile (biofilm) states. Globin coupled sensors (GCS), a family of heme proteins consisting of a globin domain linked by a central domain to an output domain, are often found with diguanylate cyclase output domains that synthesize c-di-GMP, a major regulator of biofilm formation...
December 6, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911438/evolutionary-convergence-in-experimental-pseudomonas-populations
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Peter A Lind, Andrew D Farr, Paul B Rainey
Model microbial systems provide opportunity to understand the genetic bases of ecological traits, their evolution, regulation and fitness contributions. Experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens rapidly diverge in spatially structured microcosms producing a range of surface-colonising forms. Despite divergent molecular routes, wrinkly spreader (WS) niche specialist types overproduce a cellulosic polymer allowing mat formation at the air-liquid interface and access to oxygen. Given the range of ways by which cells can form mats, such phenotypic parallelism is unexpected...
December 2, 2016: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899451/real-time-spatial-and-temporal-mapping-of-the-distribution-of-c-di-gmp-during-biofilm-development
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Harikrishnan A S Nair, Saravanan Periasamy, Yang Liang, Staffan Kjelleberg, Scott A Rice
Bis-(3 ́-5 ́)-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a dynamic intracellular signaling molecule that plays a central role in the biofilm life cycle. Current methodologies for the quantification of c-di-GMP are typically based on chemical extraction, representing end-point measurements. Chemical methodologies also fail to take into consideration the physiological heterogeneity of the biofilm and thus represents an average c-di-GMP concentration across the entire biofilm. To address these problems, a ratiometric, image-based quantification method has been developed based on expression of the green fluorescence protein (GFP) under the control of the c-di-GMP responsive cdrA promoter (1)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897378/subcellular-clustering-of-a-putative-c-di-gmp-dependent-exopolysaccharide-machinery-affecting-macro-colony-architecture-in-bacillus-subtilis
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Patricia Bedrunka, Peter L Graumann
The structure of bacterial biofilms is predominantly established through the secretion of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). We show that Bacillus subtilis contains an operon (ydaJ-N) whose induction leads to increased Congo Red staining of biofilms and strongly altered biofilm architecture, suggesting that it mediates the production of an unknown exopolysaccharide. Supporting this idea, overproduction of YdaJKLMN leads to cell clumping during exponential growth in liquid culture, and also causes colony morphology alterations in wild type cells, as well as in a mutant background lacking the major exopolysaccharide of B...
November 29, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893989/drug-discovery-targeting-heme-based-sensors-and-their-coupled-activities
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Eduardo Henrique Silva Sousa, Luiz Gonzaga de França Lopes, Gonzalo Gonzalez, Marie-Alda Gilles-Gonzalez
Heme-based sensors have emerged during the last 20years as being a large family of proteins that occur in all kingdoms of life. A myriad of biological adaptations are associated with these sensors, which include vasodilation, bacterial virulence, dormancy, chemotaxis, biofilm formation, among others. Due to the key activities regulated by these proteins along with many other systems that use similar output domains, there is a growing interest in developing small molecules as their regulators. Here, we review the development of potential activators and inhibitors for many of these systems, including human soluble guanylate cyclase, c-di-GMP-related enzymes, Mycobacterium tuberculosis DevR/DevS/DosT (differentially expressed in virulent strain response regulator/sensor/dormancysurvival sensorT), the Rev-erb-α and β nuclear receptor, among others...
February 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855163/genetic-modulation-of-c-di-gmp-turnover-affects-multiple-virulence-traits-and-bacterial-virulence-in-rice-pathogen-dickeya-zeae
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Yufan Chen, Mingfa Lv, Lisheng Liao, Yanfang Gu, Zhibin Liang, Zurong Shi, Shiyin Liu, Jianuan Zhou, Lianhui Zhang
The frequent outbreaks of rice foot rot disease caused by Dickeya zeae have become a significant concern in rice planting regions and countries, but the regulatory mechanisms that govern the virulence of this important pathogen remain vague. Given that the second messenger cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) is associated with modulation of various virulence-related traits in various microorganisms, here we set to investigate the role of the genes encoding c-di-GMP metabolism in the regulation of the bacterial physiology and virulence by construction all in-frame deletion mutants targeting the annotated c-di-GMP turnover genes in D...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852620/cyclic-di-gmp-binding-induces-structural-rearrangements-in-the-plza-and-plzc-proteins-of-the-lyme-disease-and-relapsing-fever-spirochetes-a-possible-switch-mechanism-for-c-di-gmp-mediated-effector-functions
#16
Katherine L Mallory, Daniel P Miller, Lee D Oliver, John C Freedman, Jessica L Kostick-Dunn, Jason A Carlyon, James D Marion, Jessica K Bell, Richard T Marconi
The c-di-GMP network of Borrelia burgdorferi, a causative agent of Lyme disease, consists of Rrp1, a diguanylate cyclase/response regulator; Hpk1, a histidine kinase; PdeA and PdeB, c-di-GMP phosphodiesterases; and PlzA, a PilZ domain c-di-GMP receptor. Borrelia hermsii, a causative agent of tick-borne relapsing fever, possesses a putative c-di-GMP regulatory network that is uncharacterized. While B. burgdorferi requires c-di-GMP to survive within ticks, the associated effector mechanisms are poorly defined...
November 2016: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842489/a-novel-phase-variant-of-the-cholera-pathogen-shows-stress-adaptive-cryptic-transcriptomic-signatures
#17
Bliss Lambert, Maheshi Dassanayake, Dong-Ha Oh, Shana B Garrett, Sang-Yeol Lee, Gregg S Pettis
BACKGROUND: In a process known as phase variation, the marine bacterium and cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae alternately expresses smooth or rugose colonial phenotypes, the latter being associated with advanced biofilm architecture and greater resistance to ecological stress. To define phase variation at the transcriptomic level in pandemic V. cholerae O1 El Tor strain N16961, we compared the RNA-seq-derived transcriptomes among the smooth parent N16961, its rugose derivative (N16961R) and a smooth form obtained directly from the rugose at high frequencies consistent with phase variation (N16961SD)...
November 14, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822534/long-term-evolution-of-burkholderia-multivorans-during-a-chronic-cystic-fibrosis-infection-reveals-shifting-forces-of-selection
#18
Inês N Silva, Pedro M Santos, Mário R Santos, James E A Zlosnik, David P Speert, Sean W Buskirk, Eric L Bruger, Christopher M Waters, Vaughn S Cooper, Leonilde M Moreira
Burkholderia multivorans is an opportunistic pathogen capable of causing severe disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients may be chronically infected for years, during which the bacterial population evolves in response to unknown forces. Here we analyze the genomic and functional evolution of a B. multivorans infection that was sequentially sampled from a CF patient over 20 years. The population diversified into at least four primary, coexisting clades with distinct evolutionary dynamics. The average substitution rate was only 2...
May 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821498/established-t-cell-inflamed-tumors-rejected-after-adaptive-resistance-was-reversed-by-combination-sting-activation-and-pd-1-pathway-blockade
#19
Ellen Moore, Paul E Clavijo, Ruth Davis, Harrison Cash, Carter Van Waes, Young Kim, Clint Allen
Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma harbor T cell-inflamed and non-T cell-inflamed tumors. Despite this, only 20% of patients respond to checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy. Lack of induction of innate immunity through pattern-recognition receptors, such as the stimulator of interferon (IFN) genes (STING) receptor, may represent a significant barrier to the development of effective antitumor immunity. Here, we demonstrate robust control of a T cell-inflamed (MOC1), but not non-T cell-inflamed (MOC2), model of head and neck cancer by activation of the STING pathway with the synthetic cyclic dinucleotide RP,RP dithio-c-di-GMP...
December 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811183/a-cyclic-di-gmp-binding-adaptor-protein-interacts-with-a-chemotaxis-methyltransferase-to-control-flagellar-motor-switching
#20
Linghui Xu, Lingyi Xin, Yukai Zeng, Joey Kuok Hoong Yam, Yichen Ding, Prabhadevi Venkataramani, Qing Wei Cheang, Xiaobei Yang, Xuhua Tang, Lian-Hui Zhang, Keng-Hwee Chiam, Liang Yang, Zhao-Xun Liang
The bacterial messenger cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) binds to various effectors, the most common of which are single-domain PilZ proteins. These c-di-GMP effectors control various cellular functions and multicellular behaviors at the transcriptional or posttranslational level. We found that MapZ (methyltransferase-associated PilZ; formerly known as PA4608), a single-domain PilZ protein from the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, directly interacted with the methyltransferase CheR1 and that this interaction was enhanced by c-di-GMP...
October 18, 2016: Science Signaling
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