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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914071/differential-radial-capillary-action-of-ligand-assay-dracala-for-high-throughput-detection-of-protein-metabolite-interactions-in-bacteria
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Mona W Orr, Vincent T Lee
Bacteria rely on numerous nucleotide second messengers for signal transduction such as cyclic AMP, cyclic-di-GMP, and cyclic-di-AMP. Although a number of receptors responsible for known regulated phenotypes have been established, the completeness of protein receptors in any given organism remains elusive. We have developed a method called differential radial capillary action of ligand assay (DRaCALA) that allows for an unbiased, systematic high-throughput screen for the detection of ligand binding proteins encoded by a genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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/27881736/reactive-oxygen-species-drive-evolution-of-pro-biofilm-variants-in-pathogens-by-modulating-cyclic-di-gmp-levels
#3
Song Lin Chua, Yichen Ding, Yang Liu, Zhao Cai, Jianuan Zhou, Sanjay Swarup, Daniela I Drautz-Moses, Stephan Christoph Schuster, Staffan Kjelleberg, Michael Givskov, Liang Yang
The host immune system offers a hostile environment with antimicrobials and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are detrimental to bacterial pathogens, forcing them to adapt and evolve for survival. However, the contribution of oxidative stress to pathogen evolution remains elusive. Using an experimental evolution strategy, we show that exposure of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to sub-lethal hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels over 120 generations led to the emergence of pro-biofilm rough small colony variants (RSCVs), which could be abrogated by l-glutathione antioxidants...
November 2016: Open Biology
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
#4
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
#5
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/27822534/long-term-evolution-of-burkholderia-multivorans-during-a-chronic-cystic-fibrosis-infection-reveals-shifting-forces-of-selection
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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
#7
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811181/a-pilz-domain-protein-for-chemotaxis-adds-another-layer-to-c-di-gmp-mediated-regulation-of-flagellar-motility
#9
REVIEW
Mona W Orr, Vincent T Lee
Cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a ubiquitous second messenger in bacteria. In this issue of Science Signaling, Xu et al show that c-di-GMP regulates chemotaxis by binding to the PilZ domain protein MapZ to alter the methyltransferase activity of its protein partner CheR, fleshing out the c-di-GMP signaling network of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
October 18, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803478/development-of-a-drug-delivery-system-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#10
Takashi Nakamura
 Delivery systems are a powerful technology for enhancing the effect of cancer immunotherapy. We have been in the process of developing lipid-based delivery systems for controlling the physical properties and dynamics of immunofunctional molecules such as antigens and adjuvants. The lipid nanoparticulation of these molecules improves their physical properties, resulting in a good water dispensability, greater stability, and small size. The cell wall skeleton of bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG-CWS) could be used to replace live BCG as a drug for treating bladder cancer, but problems associated with the physical properties of BCG-CWS have prevented its use...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802310/non-enzymatic-oligomerization-of-3-5-cyclic-amp
#11
Giovanna Costanzo, Samanta Pino, Anna Maria Timperio, Judit E Šponer, Jiří Šponer, Olga Nováková, Ondrej Šedo, Zbyněk Zdráhal, Ernesto Di Mauro
Recent studies illustrate that short oligonucleotide sequences can be easily produced from nucleotide precursors in a template-free non-enzymatic way under dehydrating conditions, i.e. using essentially dry materials. Here we report that 3',5' cyclic AMP may also serve as a substrate of the reaction, which proceeds under moderate conditions yet with a lower efficiency than the previously reported oligomerization of 3',5' cyclic GMP. Optimally the oligomerization requires (i) a temperature of 80°C, (ii) a neutral to alkaline environment and (iii) a time on the order of weeks...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799551/degradation-of-cyclic-diguanosine-monophosphate-by-a-hybrid-two-component-protein-protects-azoarcus-sp-strain-cib-from-toluene-toxicity
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Zaira Martín-Moldes, Blas Blázquez, Claudine Baraquet, Caroline S Harwood, María T Zamarro, Eduardo Díaz
Cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a second messenger that controls diverse functions in bacteria, including transitions from planktonic to biofilm lifestyles, virulence, motility, and cell cycle. Here we describe TolR, a hybrid two-component system (HTCS), from the β-proteobacterium Azoarcus sp. strain CIB that degrades c-di-GMP in response to aromatic hydrocarbons, including toluene. This response protects cells from toluene toxicity during anaerobic growth. Whereas wild-type cells tolerated a sudden exposure to a toxic concentration of toluene, a tolR mutant strain or a strain overexpressing a diguanylate cyclase gene lost viability upon toluene shock...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796435/the-signaling-protein-mucg-negatively-affects-the-production-and-the-molecular-mass-of-alginate-in-azotobacter-vinelandii
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Carlos Leonel Ahumada-Manuel, Josefina Guzmán, Carlos Peña, Elva Quiroz-Rocha, Guadalupe Espín, Cinthia Núñez
Azotobacter vinelandii is a soil bacterium that produces the polysaccharide alginate. In this work, we identified a miniTn5 mutant, named GG9, which showed increased alginate production of higher molecular mass, and increased expression of the alginate biosynthetic genes algD and alg8 when compared to its parental strain. The miniTn5 was inserted within ORF Avin07920 encoding a hypothetical protein. Avin07910, located immediately downstream and predicted to form an operon with Avin07920, encodes an inner membrane multi-domain signaling protein here named mucG...
October 28, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792789/the-diguanylate-cyclase-hsbd-intersects-with-the-hptb-regulatory-cascade-to-control-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-and-motility
#14
Martina Valentini, Benoît-Joseph Laventie, Joana Moscoso, Urs Jenal, Alain Filloux
The molecular basis of second messenger signaling relies on an array of proteins that synthesize, degrade or bind the molecule to produce coherent functional outputs. Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) has emerged as a eubacterial nucleotide second messenger regulating a plethora of key behaviors, like the transition from planktonic cells to biofilm communities. The striking multiplicity of c-di-GMP control modules and regulated cellular functions raised the question of signaling specificity. Are c-di-GMP signaling routes exclusively dependent on a central hub or can they be locally administrated? In this study, we show an example of how c-di-GMP signaling gains output specificity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753887/ish-nia-os-02-attenuation-of-hypertension-by-less-invasive-intranasal-vaccination-against-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Tatsuhiko Azegami, Yoshikazu Yuki, Kaori Hayashi, Mari Nakamura, Akihito Hishikawa, Hiroshi Kiyono, Hiroshi Itoh
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that injectable vaccines against renin-angiotensin system may be effective for the treatment of hypertension, but these injectable vaccines often cause local skin reactions and soreness at the injection site. The aim of this study was to develop a new non-injectable vaccine against angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and examine its effect on blood pressure. DESIGN AND METHOD: The peptide, seven-amino-acid sequence from second extracellular loop of rat AT1R was synthesized and then conjugated with pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) as a carrier protein for the nasal vaccination...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753193/cellulose-production-activated-by-cyclic-di-gmp-through-bcsa-and-bcsz-is-a-virulence-factor-and-an-essential-determinant-of-the-three-dimensional-architecture-of-biofilms-formed-by-erwinia-amylovora-ea1189
#16
Luisa F Castiblanco, George W Sundin
Bacterial biofilms are multicellular aggregates encased in an extracellular matrix mainly composed of exopolysaccharides (EPSs), protein, and nucleic acids, which determines the architecture of the biofilm. Erwinia amylovora Ea1189 forms a biofilm inside the xylem of its host, that results in vessel plugging and water transport impairment. Production of the EPSs amylovoran and levan are critical for the formation of a mature biofilm. Additionally, cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) was reported to positively regulate amylovoran biosynthesis and biofilm formation in E...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701843/expression-of-the-diguanylate-cyclase-gcba-is-regulated-by-fleq-in-response-to-cyclic-di-gmp-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
#17
Yujie Xiao, Hailing Nie, Huizhong Liu, Wenli Chen, Qiaoyun Huang
Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP), a ubiquitous bacterial second messenger that regulates diverse cellular processes, is synthesized by diguanylate cyclase (DGC) and degraded by phosphodiesterase (PDE). GcbA is a well conserved DGC among Pseudomonas species, and has been reported to influence biofilm formation and flagellar motility in Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here we confirm the function of GcbA in Pseudomonas putida and reveal that expression of GcbA is regulated by FleQ in response to c-di-GMP...
October 4, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700990/sustained-sensing-as-an-emerging-principle-in-second-messenger-signaling-systems
#18
Mona W Orr, Michael Y Galperin, Vincent T Lee
Bacteria utilize a diverse set of nucleotide second messengers to regulate cellular responses by binding macromolecular receptors (RNAs and proteins). Recent studies on cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) have shown that this signaling molecule binds multiple receptors to regulate different steps in the same biological process. We propose this property of the same molecule regulating multiple steps in the same process is biologically meaningful and have termed this phenomenon 'sustained sensing'. Here, we discuss the recent findings that support the concept of sustained sensing of c-di-GMP levels and provide additional examples that support the utilization of sustained sensing by other second messengers...
October 1, 2016: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672085/the-bacterial-second-messenger-cyclic-di-gmp-regulates-brucella-pathogenesis-and-leads-to-altered-host-immune-response
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Mike Khan, Jerome S Harms, Fernanda M Marim, Leah Armon, Cherisse L Hall, Yi-Ping Liu, Menachem Banai, Sergio C Oliveira, Gary A Splitter, Judith A Smith
Brucella species are facultative intracellular bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic debilitating disease significantly impacting global health and prosperity. Much remains to be learned about how Brucella spp. succeed in sabotaging immune host cells and how Brucella spp. respond to environmental challenges. Multiple types of bacteria employ the prokaryotic second messenger cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) to coordinate responses to shifting environments. To determine the role of c-di-GMP in Brucella physiology and in shaping host-Brucella interactions, we utilized c-di-GMP regulatory enzyme deletion mutants...
December 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667717/computational-understanding-and-experimental-characterization-of-twice-as-smart-quadruplex-ligands-as-chemical-sensors-of-bacterial-nucleotide-second-messengers
#20
Jie Zhou, Benjamin T Roembke, Gabor Paragi, Aurélien Laguerre, Herman O Sintim, Célia Fonseca Guerra, David Monchaud
A twice-as-smart ligand is a small molecule that experiences a structural switch upon interaction with its target (i.e., smart ligand) that concomitantly triggers its fluorescence (i.e., smart probe). Prototypes of twice-as-smart ligands were recently developed to track and label G-quadruplexes: these higher-order nucleic acid structures originate in the assembly of four guanine(G)-rich DNA or RNA strands, whose stability is imparted by the formation and the self-assembly of G-quartets. The first prototypes of twice-as-smart quadruplex ligands were designed to exploit the self-association of quartets, being themselves synthetic G-quartets...
September 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
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