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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869215/crosstalk-between-sugarcane-and-a-plant-growth-promoting-burkholderia-species
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Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne, Thierry G A Lonhienne, Yun Kit Yeoh, Bogdan C Donose, Richard I Webb, Jeremy Parsons, Webber Liao, Evgeny Sagulenko, Prakash Lakshmanan, Philip Hugenholtz, Susanne Schmidt, Mark A Ragan
Bacterial species in the plant-beneficial-environmental clade of Burkholderia represent a substantial component of rhizosphere microbes in many plant species. To better understand the molecular mechanisms of the interaction, we combined functional studies with high-resolution dual transcriptome analysis of sugarcane and root-associated diazotrophic Burkholderia strain Q208. We show that Burkholderia Q208 forms a biofilm at the root surface and suppresses the virulence factors that typically trigger immune response in plants...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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/27812400/antimicrobial-activity-of-tachyplesin-1-against-burkholderia-pseudomallei-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-approach
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Lyn-Fay Lee, Vanitha Mariappan, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Jamuna Vadivelu
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, is intrinsically resistant to many conventional antibiotics. Therefore, alternative antimicrobial agents such as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are extensively studied to combat this issue. Our study aims to identify and understand the mode of action of the potential AMP(s) that are effective against B. pseudomallei in both planktonic and biofilm state as well as to predict the possible binding targets on using in vitro and in silico approaches. In the in vitro study, 11 AMPs were tested against 100 B...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757101/genes-required-for-the-anti-fungal-activity-of-a-bacterial-endophyte-isolated-from-a-corn-landrace-grown-continuously-by-subsistence-farmers-since-1000-bc
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Hanan R Shehata, Cassandra L Ettinger, Jonathan A Eisen, Manish N Raizada
Endophytes are microbes that inhabit internal plant tissues without causing disease. Some endophytes are known to combat pathogens. The corn (maize) landrace Chapalote has been grown continuously by subsistence farmers in the Americas since 1000 BC, without the use of fungicides, and the crop remains highly valued by farmers, in part for its natural tolerance to pests. We hypothesized that the pathogen tolerance of Chapalote may, in part, be due to assistance from its endophytes. We previously identified a bacterial endophyte from Chapalote seeds, Burkholderia gladioli strain 3A12, for its ability to combat a diversity of crop pathogens, including Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the most important fungal disease of creeping bentgrass, a relative of maize used here as a model system...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738086/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-due-to-melioidosis-a-potentially-devastating-condition
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Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Lachlan J Pearson, Tanittha Chatsuwan, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nisa Thongbor, Gunticha Nuntawong, Laksamon Praderm, Pantiwa Wechagama, Surapong Narenpitak, Apinya Wechpradit, Worauma Punya, Guttiga Halue, Phetpailin Naka, Somboon Jeenapongsa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
♦ Background: Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Although a wide range of clinical manifestations from this organism are known, peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has rarely been reported. ♦ Patients and Methods: Peritoneal dialysis patients from all regions in Thailand were eligible for the study if they had peritonitis and either peritoneal fluid or effluent culture positive for B.pseudomallei Patient data obtained included baseline characteristics, laboratory investigations, treatments, and clinical outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734123/adhesion-to-sand-and-ability-to-mineralise-low-pesticide-concentrations-are-required-for-efficient-bioaugmentation-of-flow-through-sand-filters
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Elin Djurhuus Samuelsen, Nora Badawi, Ole Nybroe, Sebastian R Sørensen, Jens Aamand
Pesticide-polluted drinking water may be remediated by inoculating waterworks sand filters with specific degrading bacteria. However, degradation efficiency is often hampered by the poor adhesion behaviour of the introduced bacteria. The phenoxy acid herbicide 4-chloro-2-methyl-phenoxy-acetic acid (MCPA) is a widespread groundwater contaminant. The aim of this study was to investigate whether specific surface characteristics of MCPA-degrading bacteria could be linked to their degrading capabilities in sand filters...
October 12, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704298/sequential-formation-of-two-branched-intermediates-during-protein-splicing-of-class-three-inteins
#7
Kazuo Tori, Francine Perler
Inteins are the protein equivalent of introns. They are seamlessly removed during post-translational maturation of their host protein (extein). Inteins from extremophiles played a key role in understanding intein-mediated protein splicing. There are currently three classes of inteins defined by catalytic mechanism and sequence signatures. This study demonstrates splicing of three class 3 mini-inteins: Burkholderia vietnamiensis G4 Bvi IcmO intein, Mycobacterium smegmatis MC2 155 Msm DnaB-1 intein and Mycobacterium leprae strain TN Mle DnaB intein...
October 4, 2016: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702426/burkholderia-pseudomallei-resistance-to-antibiotics-in-biofilm-induced-conditions-is-related-to-efflux-pumps
#8
Nopphasul Sirijant, Rasana W Sermswan, Surasakdi Wongratanacheewin
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, has been found to increase its resistance to antibiotics when growing as a biofilm. The resistance is related to several mechanisms. One of the possible mechanisms is the efflux pump. Using bioinformatics analysis, it was found that BPSL1661, BPSL1664 and BPSL1665 were orthologous genes of the efflux transporter encoding genes for biofilm-related antibiotic resistance, PA1874-PA1877 genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PAO1. Expression of selected encoding genes for the efflux transporter system during biofilm formation were investigated...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602036/burkholderia-phytofirmans-psjn-confers-grapevine-resistance-against-botrytis-cinerea-via-a-direct-antimicrobial-effect-combined-with-a-better-resource-mobilization
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Lidiane Miotto-Vilanova, Cédric Jacquard, Barbara Courteaux, Laurence Wortham, Jean Michel, Christophe Clément, Essaïd A Barka, Lisa Sanchez
Plant innate immunity serves as a surveillance system by providing the first line of powerful weapons to fight against pathogen attacks. Beneficial microorganisms and Microbial-Associated Molecular Patterns might act as signals to trigger this immunity. Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN, a highly efficient plant beneficial endophytic bacterium, promotes growth in a wide variety of plants including grapevine. Further, the bacterium induces plant resistance against abiotic and biotic stresses. However, no study has deciphered triggered-mechanisms during the tripartite interaction between grapevine, B...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580679/discovery-of-new-diketopiperazines-inhibiting-burkholderia-cenocepacia-quorum-sensing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#10
Viola C Scoffone, Laurent R Chiarelli, Vadim Makarov, Gilles Brackman, Aygun Israyilova, Alberto Azzalin, Federico Forneris, Olga Riabova, Svetlana Savina, Tom Coenye, Giovanna Riccardi, Silvia Buroni
Burkholderia cenocepacia, an opportunistic respiratory pathogen particularly relevant for cystic fibrosis patients, is difficult to eradicate due to its high level of resistance to most clinically relevant antimicrobials. Consequently, the discovery of new antimicrobials as well as molecules capable of inhibiting its virulence is mandatory. In this regard quorum sensing (QS) represents a good target for anti-virulence therapies, as it has been linked to biofilm formation and is important for the production of several virulence factors, including proteases and siderophores...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541158/igneous-phosphate-rock-solubilization-by-biofilm-forming-mycorrhizobacteria-and-hyphobacteria-associated-with-rhizoglomus-irregulare-daom-197198
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Salma Taktek, Marc St-Arnaud, Yves Piché, J André Fortin, Hani Antoun
Biofilm formation on abiotic and biotic surfaces was studied with two hyphobacteria, strongly attached to the surface of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) Rhizoglomus irregulare (Ri) DAOM 197198 and two mycorrhizobacteria, loosely attached to the roots of different mycorrhizal plants. When the sparingly soluble igneous phosphate rock (PR) from Quebec, or when the chemical hydroxyapatite were used as sole phosphorus (P) source, hyphobacteria Rhizobium miluonense Rm3 and Burkholderia anthina Ba8 produced significantly more biofilms than mycorrhizobacteria Rahnella sp...
August 19, 2016: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529172/burkholderia-pseudomallei-biofilm-promotes-adhesion-internalization-and-stimulates-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-human-epithelial-a549-cells
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Chanikarn Kunyanee, Watcharaporn Kamjumphol, Suwimol Taweechaisupapong, Sakawrat Kanthawong, Suwin Wongwajana, Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Chariya Hahnvajanawong, Sorujsiri Chareonsudjai
Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes melioidosis. Inhalational exposure leading to pulmonary melioidosis is the most common clinical manifestation with significant mortality. However, the role of B. pseudomallei biofilm phenotype during bacterial-host interaction remains unclear. We hypothesize that biofilm phenotype may play a role in such interactions. In this study, B. pseudomallei H777 (biofilm wild type), B. pseudomallei M10 (biofilm mutant) and B. pseudomallei C17 (biofilm-complemented) strains were used to assess the contribution of biofilm to adhesion to human lung epithelial cells (A549), intracellular interactions, apoptosis/necrosis and impact on proinflammatory responses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505068/a-comparison-of-the-response-of-two-burkholderia-fungorum-strains-grown-as-planktonic-cells-versus-biofilm-to-dibenzothiophene-and-select-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Nazanin Seyed Khoei, Marco Andreolli, Silvia Lampis, Giovanni Vallini, Raymond J Turner
In natural environments, bacteria often exist in close association with surfaces and interfaces by establishing biofilms. Here, we report on the ability of Burkholderia fungorum strains DBT1 and 95 to survive in high concentrations of hydrocarbons, and we compare their growth as a biofilm vs. planktonic cells. The 2 compounds tested were dibenzothiophene (DBT) and a mixture of naphthalene, phenanthrene, and pyrene (5:2:1) as representative compounds of thiophenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), respectively...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503654/activity-of-cysteamine-against-the-cystic-fibrosis-pathogen-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
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Douglas Fraser-Pitt, Derry Mercer, Emma Lovie, Jennifer Robertson, Deborah O'Neil
There are no wholly successful chemotherapeutic strategies against Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) colonization in cystic fibrosis (CF). We assessed the impact of cysteamine (Lynovex) in combination with standard-of-care CF antibiotics in vitro against BCC CF isolates by the concentration at which 100% of bacteria were killed (MIC100) and checkerboard assays under CLSI standard conditions. Cysteamine facilitated the aminoglycoside-, fluoroquinolone- and folate pathway inhibitor-mediated killing of BCC organisms that were otherwise resistant or intermediately sensitive to these antibiotic classes...
October 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495169/functional-characterization-of-the-mycobacterium-abscessus-genome-coupled-with-condition-specific-transcriptomics-reveals-conserved-molecular-strategies-for-host-adaptation-and-persistence
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Aleksandra A Miranda-CasoLuengo, Patrick M Staunton, Adam M Dinan, Amanda J Lohan, Brendan J Loftus
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus (MAB) is a highly drug resistant mycobacterium and the most common respiratory pathogen among the rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria. MAB is also one of the most deadly of the emerging cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogens requiring prolonged treatment with multiple antibiotics. In addition to its "mycobacterial" virulence genes, the genome of MAB harbours a large accessory genome, presumably acquired via lateral gene transfer including homologs shared with the CF pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia...
2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494314/enhanced-stable-long-term-operation-of-biotrickling-filters-treating-vocs-by-low-dose-ozonation-and-its-affecting-mechanism-on-biofilm
#16
Qingwei Zhou, Lili Zhang, Jianmeng Chen, Yong Luo, Haikui Zou, Baochang Sun
For long-term operation of highly loaded biotrickling filters (BTFs), the prevention of excess biomass accumulation was essential for avoiding BTF failure. In this study, we proposed low-dose ozonation as a biomass control strategy to maintain high removal efficiencies of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over extended operation of BTFs. To obtain an optimized biomass control strategy, the relative performance of five parallel BTFs receiving different ozone doses was determined, and the affecting mechanism of ozonation on biofilm was elucidated...
November 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458217/short-palate-lung-and-nasal-epithelial-clone-1-has-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activities-against-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
#17
Saira Ahmad, Jean Tyrrell, William G Walton, Ashutosh Tripathy, Matthew R Redinbo, Robert Tarran
The opportunistic bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are extremely pathogenic to cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, and acquisition of Bcc bacteria is associated with a significant increase in mortality. Treatment of Bcc infections is difficult because the bacteria are multidrug resistant and able to survive in biofilms. Short palate, lung, and nasal epithelial clone 1 (SPLUNC1) is an innate defense protein that is secreted by the upper airways and pharynx. While SPLUNC1 is known to have antimicrobial functions, its effects on Bcc strains are unclear...
October 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448729/influence-of-ceo2-nps-on-biological-phosphorus-removal-and-bacterial-community-shifts-in-a-sequencing-batch-biofilm-reactor-with-the-differential-effects-of-molecular-oxygen
#18
Yi Xu, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Guoxiang You, Lingzhan Miao, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang
The effects of CeO2 nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) on a sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR) with established biological phosphorus (P) removal were investigated from the processes of anaerobic P release and aerobic P uptake. At low concentration (0.1mg/L), no significant impact was observed on total phosphorus (TP) removal after operating for 8h. However, at a concentration of 20mg/L, TP removal efficiency decreased from 83.68% to 55.88% and 16.76% when the CeO2 NPs were added at the beginning of the anaerobic and aerobic periods, respectively...
July 20, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438061/the-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-antibiotic-induced-cell-death-in-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-bacteria
#19
Heleen Van Acker, Jan Gielis, Marloes Acke, Freya Cools, Paul Cos, Tom Coenye
It was recently proposed that bactericidal antibiotics, besides through specific drug-target interactions, kill bacteria by a common mechanism involving the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, this mechanism involving the production of hydroxyl radicals has become the subject of a lot of debate. Since the contribution of ROS to antibiotic mediated killing most likely depends on the conditions, differences in experimental procedures are expected to be at the basis of the conflicting results...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367830/trehalase-plays-a-role-in-macrophage-colonization-and-virulence-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-insect-and-mammalian-hosts
#20
Muthita Vanaporn, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Andrea Kovacs-Simon, Philip M Ireland, Pornpan Pumirat, Sunee Korbsrisate, Richard W Titball, Aaron Butt
Trehalose is a disaccharide formed from two glucose molecules. This sugar molecule can be isolated from a range of organisms including bacteria, fungi, plants and invertebrates. Trehalose has a variety of functions including a role as an energy storage molecule, a structural component of glycolipids and plays a role in the virulence of some microorganisms. There are many metabolic pathways that control the biosynthesis and degradation of trehalose in different organisms. The enzyme trehalase forms part of a pathway that converts trehalose into glucose...
July 1, 2016: Virulence
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