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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652311/a-nutrient-regulated-cyclic-diguanylate-phosphodiesterase-controls-clostridium-difficile-biofilm-and-toxin-production-during-stationary-phase
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Erin B Purcell, Robert W McKee, David S Courson, Elizabeth M Garrett, Shonna M McBride, Richard E Cheney, Rita Tamayo
The signaling molecule cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) mediates physiological adaptation to extracellular stimuli in a wide range of bacteria. The complex metabolic pathways governing c-di-GMP synthesis and degradation are highly regulated, but the specific cues that impact c-di-GMP signaling are largely unknown. In the intestinal pathogen Clostridium difficile, c-di-GMP inhibits flagellar motility and toxin production, and promotes pilus-dependent biofilm formation, but no specific biological functions have been ascribed to any of the individual c-di-GMP synthases or phosphodiesterases...
June 26, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652301/stand-alone-eal-domain-proteins-form-a-distinct-subclass-of-eal-proteins-involved-in-regulation-of-cell-motility-and-biofilm-formation-in-enterobacteria
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Youssef El Mouali, Hyunhee Kim, Irfan Ahmad, Annelie Brauner, Ying Liu, Mikael Skurnik, Michael Y Galperin, Ute Römling
The second messenger cyclic di-GMP is almost ubiquitous among bacteria and so are the cyclic di-GMP turnover proteins, which mediate the transition between motility and sessility. EAL domain proteins have been characterized as cyclic di-GMP-specific phosphodiesterases. While most EAL domain proteins contain additional, usually N-terminal, domains, there is a distinct family of proteins within stand-alone EAL domains, exemplified by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium proteins STM3611 (YhjH/PdeH), a c-di-GMP-specific phosphodiesterase, and the enzymatically inactive STM1344 (YdiV/CdgR) and STM1697, which regulate bacterial motility through interaction with the flagella master regulator FlhDC...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647124/putative-protein-vc0395_0300-from-vibrio-cholerae-is-a-diguanylate-cyclase-with-a-role-in-biofilm-formation
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Divya Bandekar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Swati Mohapatra, Mousumi Hazra, Saugata Hazra, Sumit Biswas
The hallmark of the lifecycle of Vibrio cholerae is its ability to switch between two lifestyles - the sessile, non-pathogenic form and the motile, infectious form in human hosts. One of these changes is in the formation of surface biofilms, when in sessile aquatic habitats. The cell-cell interactions within a V. cholerae biofilm are stabilized by the production of an exopolysachharide (EPS) matrix, which in turn is regulated by the ubiquitous secondary messenger, cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP), synthesized by proteins containing GGD(/E)EF domains in all prokaryotic systems...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645224/a-symphony-of-cyclases-specificity-in-diguanylate-cyclase-signaling
#4
Kurt M Dahlstrom, George A O'Toole
Cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) is a near universal signaling molecule produced by diguanylate cyclases that can direct a variety of bacterial behaviors. A major area of research over the last several years has been aimed at understanding how a cell with dozens of diguanylate cyclases can deploy a given subset of them to produce a desired phenotypic outcome without undesired cross talk between c-di-GMP-dependent systems. Several models have been put forward to address this question, including specificity of cyclase activation, tuned binding constants of effector proteins, and physical interaction between cyclases and effectors...
June 23, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636257/covalent-attachment-and-pro-pro-endopeptidase-ppep-1-mediated-release-of-clostridium-difficile-cell-surface-proteins-involved-in-adhesion
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REVIEW
Jeroen Corver, Valentina Cordo', Hans C van Leeuwen, Oleg I Klychnikov, Paul J Hensbergen
In the past decade, Clostridium difficile has emerged as an important gut pathogen. This anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium is the main cause of infectious nosocomial diarrhea. Whereas much is known about the mechanism through which the C. difficile toxins cause diarrhea, relatively little is known about the dynamics of adhesion and motility, which is mediated by cell surface proteins. This review will discuss the recent advances in our understanding of the sortase-mediated covalent attachment of cell surface (adhesion) proteins to the peptidoglycan layer of C...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635593/the-protein-slr1143-is-an-active-diguanylate-cyclase-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803-and-interacts-with-the-photoreceptor-cph2
#6
Veronika Angerer, Philipp Schwenk, Thomas Wallner, Volkhard Kaever, Andreas Hiltbrunner, Annegret Wilde
Cyclic-di-GMP is an ubiquitous second messenger in bacteria. Several c-di-GMP receptor proteins have been identified to date, and downstream signalling pathways are often mediated through protein-protein interactions. The photoreceptor Cph2 from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 comprises three domains related to c-di-GMP metabolism: two GGDEF and one EAL domain. It has been shown that the C-terminal GGDEF domain acts as blue-light triggered c-di-GMP producer thereby inhibiting motility of the cells in blue light...
June 21, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619510/crystal-structure-of-brlr-with-c-di-gmp
#7
Harikiran Raju, Rohan Sharma
The transcriptional regulator BrlR is a member of the MerR family of multidrug transport activators in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Recent study indicates that BrlR is a novel 3',5'-cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) receptor and can be activated by c-di- GMP. To gain insight into BrlR function, we determined the structure of BrlR with c-di-GMP complex structure to 2.5 Å. The structure and SEC data revealed BrlR forms a tetramer and each BrlR protomer consists of three parts, DNA-binding domain, a coiled-coil region and GyrI-like domain...
June 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611182/the-lost-language-of-the-rna-world
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REVIEW
James W Nelson, Ronald R Breaker
The possibility of an RNA World is based on the notion that life on Earth passed through a primitive phase without proteins, a time when all genomes and enzymes were composed of ribonucleic acids. Numerous apparent vestiges of this ancient RNA World remain today, including many nucleotide-derived coenzymes, self-processing ribozymes, metabolite-binding riboswitches, and even ribosomes. Many of the most common signaling molecules and second messengers used by modern organisms are also formed from RNA nucleotides or their precursors...
June 13, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607054/electron-shuttling-antibiotics-structure-bacterial-communities-by-modulating-cellular-levels-of-c-di-gmp
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Chinweike Okegbe, Blanche L Fields, Stephanie J Cole, Christopher Beierschmitt, Chase J Morgan, Alexa Price-Whelan, Richard C Stewart, Vincent T Lee, Lars E P Dietrich
Diverse organisms secrete redox-active antibiotics, which can be used as extracellular electron shuttles by resistant microbes. Shuttle-mediated metabolism can support survival when substrates are available not locally but rather at a distance. Such conditions arise in multicellular communities, where the formation of chemical gradients leads to resource limitation for cells at depth. In the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, antibiotics called phenazines act as oxidants to balance the intracellular redox state of cells in anoxic biofilm subzones...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605431/matrix-exopolysaccharides-the-sticky-side-of-biofilm-formation
#10
Eve Maunders, Martin Welch
The Gram-negative pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is found ubiquitously within the environment and is recognised as an opportunistic human pathogen that commonly infects burn wounds and immunocompromised individuals, or patients suffering from the autosomal recessive disorder cystic fibrosis (CF). During chronic infection, P. aeruginosa is thought to form structured aggregates known as biofilms characterised by a self-produced matrix which encases the bacteria, protecting them from anti-microbial attack and the host immune response...
June 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
#11
Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604167/adaptation-to-copper-stress-influences-biofilm-formation-in-alteromonas-macleodii
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Kathleen D Cusick, Jason R Dale, Lisa A Fitzgerald, Brenda J Little, Justin C Biffinger
An Alteromonas macleodii strain was isolated from copper-containing coupons incubated in surface seawater (Key West, FL, USA). In addition to the original isolate, a copper-adapted mutant was created and maintained with 0.78 mM Cu(2+). Biofilm formation was compared between the two strains under copper-amended and low-nutrient conditions. Biofilm formation was significantly increased in the original isolate under copper amendment, while biofilm formation was significantly higher in the mutant under low-nutrient conditions...
July 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601495/structural-and-enzymatic-characterization-of-a-camp-dependent-diguanylate-cyclase-from-pathogenic-leptospira-species
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Fernanda Nogales da Costa Vasconcelos, Nikolas Koshiyama Maciel, Denize Cristina Favaro, Luciana Coutinho de Oliveira, Angela Silva Barbosa, Roberto Kopke Salinas, Robson Francisco de Souza, Chuck Shaker Farah, Cristiane Rodrigues Guzzo
Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni is a human pathogen that causes leptospirosis, a worldwide zoonosis. The L. interrogans genome codes for a wide array of potential diguanylate cyclase enzymes with characteristic GGDEF domains capable of synthesizing the cyclic dinucleotide c-di-GMP, known to regulate transitions between different cellular behavioural states in bacteria. Among such enzymes, LIC13137 (Lcd1), which has an N-terminal GAF domain and a C-terminal GGDEF domain, is notable for having close orthologs present only in pathogenic Leptospira species...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599915/multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-identification-of-escherichia-coli-escherichia-albertii-and-escherichia-fergusonii
#14
Rebecca L Lindsey, L Garcia-Toledo, D Fasulo, L M Gladney, N Strockbine
Escherichia coli, Escherichia albertii, and Escherichia fergusonii are closely related bacteria that can cause illness in humans, such as bacteremia, urinary tract infections and diarrhea. Current identification strategies for these three species vary in complexity and typically rely on the use of multiple phenotypic and genetic tests. To facilitate their rapid identification, we developed a multiplex PCR assay targeting conserved, species-specific genes. We used the Daydreamer™ (Pattern Genomics, USA) software platform to concurrently analyze whole genome sequence assemblies (WGS) from 150 Enterobacteriaceae genomes (107 E...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593349/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-swarm-motility-phenotype-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-mutant-defective-in-periplasmic-glucan-synthesis
#15
Arvind A Bhagwat, Lynn Young, Allen D Smith, Medha Bhagwat
Movement of food-borne pathogens on moist surfaces enables them to migrate towards more favorable niches and facilitate their survival for extended periods of time. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium mutants defective in Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans (OPG) synthesis are unable to exhibit motility on moist surfaces (swarming); however, their mobility in liquid (swim motility) remains unaffected. In order to understand the role of OPG in swarm motility, transcriptomic analysis was performed using cells growing on a moist agar surface...
June 8, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579350/azithromycin-modulates-3-5-cyclic-diguanylic-acid-signaling-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Soichiro Kimura, Nobuaki Mori, Toshihiro Kai, Yoshikazu Ishii, Keizo Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Tateda
Macrolides have been reported to exert a variety of effects on both host immunomodulation and repression of bacterial pathogenicity. In this study, we report that the 3',5'-cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) signaling system, which regulates virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is affected by the macrolide azithromycin. Using DNA microarray analysis, we selected a gene encoding PA2567 related to c-di-GMP metabolism that was significantly affected by azithromycin treatment. Expression of the PA2567 gene was significantly repressed by azithromycin in a time- and dose-dependent manner, whereas no difference in PA2567 gene expression was observed in the absence of azithromycin...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559336/arac-like-transcriptional-activator-cuxr-binds-c-di-gmp-by-a-pilz-like-mechanism-to-regulate-extracellular-polysaccharide-production
#17
Simon Schäper, Wieland Steinchen, Elizaveta Krol, Florian Altegoer, Dorota Skotnicka, Lotte Søgaard-Andersen, Gert Bange, Anke Becker
Cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) has emerged as a key regulatory player in the transition between planktonic and sedentary biofilm-associated bacterial lifestyles. It controls a multitude of processes including production of extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). The PilZ domain, consisting of an N-terminal "RxxxR" motif and a β-barrel domain, represents a prototype c-di-GMP receptor. We identified a class of c-di-GMP-responsive proteins, represented by the AraC-like transcription factor CuxR in plant symbiotic α-proteobacteria...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542593/lack-of-the-pga-exopolysaccharide-in-salmonella-as-an-adaptive-trait-for-survival-in-the-host
#18
Maite Echeverz, Begoña García, Amaia Sabalza, Jaione Valle, Toni Gabaldón, Cristina Solano, Iñigo Lasa
Many bacteria build biofilm matrices using a conserved exopolysaccharide named PGA or PNAG (poly-β-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine). Interestingly, while E. coli and other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae encode the pgaABCD operon responsible for PGA synthesis, Salmonella lacks it. The evolutionary force driving this difference remains to be determined. Here, we report that Salmonella lost the pgaABCD operon after the divergence of Salmonella and Citrobacter clades, and previous to the diversification of the currently sequenced Salmonella strains...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536559/new-functions-and-subcellular-localization-patterns-of-c-di-gmp-components-ggdef-domain-proteins-in-b-subtilis
#19
Patricia Bedrunka, Peter L Graumann
The universal and pleiotropic cyclic dinucleotide second messenger c-di-GMP is most prominently known to inversely regulate planktonic and sessile lifestyles of Gram-negative species. In the Gram-positive model organism Bacillus subtilis, intracellular c-di-GMP levels are modulated by a concise set of three diguanylate cylases (DgcK, DgcP, DgcW) and one phosphodiesterase (PdeH). Two recent studies have reported the negative influence of the c-di-GMP receptor DgrA (PilZ domain protein) on swarming motility indicating a conserved role of this second messenger across the bacterial domain...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533383/mechanosensing-of-shear-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-leads-to-increased-levels-of-the-cyclic-di-gmp-signal-initiating-biofilm-development
#20
Christopher A Rodesney, Brian Roman, Numa Dhamani, Benjamin J Cooley, Ahmed Touhami, Vernita D Gordon
Biofilms are communities of sessile microbes that are phenotypically distinct from their genetically identical, free-swimming counterparts. Biofilms initiate when bacteria attach to a solid surface. Attachment triggers intracellular signaling to change gene expression from the planktonic to the biofilm phenotype. For Pseudomonas aeruginosa, it has long been known that intracellular levels of the signal cyclic-di-GMP increase upon surface adhesion and that this is required to begin biofilm development. However, what cue is sensed to notify bacteria that they are attached to the surface has not been known...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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