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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800816/an-investigation-of-vtx2-bacteriophage-transduction-to-different-escherichia-coli-patho-groups-in-food-matrices-and-nutrient-broth
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Sepo Nyambe, Catherine Burgess, Paul Whyte, Declan Bolton
This study investigated bacteriophage (phage) mediated transfer of the vtx2 gene from a donor Escherichia coli (C600φ3538(Δvtx2::cat)) to enteropathogenic (EPEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteroaggregative (EAEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC) and diffusely adherent (DAEC) E. coli strains in LB broth, milk, ground beef and lettuce. Two bacterial concentrations for both the E. coli donor and recipient strains, 3 and 5 log10 CFU/ml (LB broth and milk)/g (beef) or/cm(2) (lettuce), were used. When transductants were obtained, the location of insertion of the phage (insertion sites wrbA, yehA, sbcB, yecE and/or Z2577) in the E...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790204/bacterial-chromatin-structural-proteins-regulate-the-bimodal-expression-of-the-locus-of-enterocyte-effacement-lee-pathogenicity-island-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#2
Hervé Leh, Ahmad Khodr, Marie-Christine Bouger, Bianca Sclavi, Sylvie Rimsky, Stéphanie Bury-Moné
In enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) encodes a type 3 secretion system (T3SS) essential for pathogenesis. This pathogenicity island comprises five major operons (LEE1 to LEE5), with the LEE5 operon encoding T3SS effectors involved in the intimate adherence of bacteria to enterocytes. The first operon, LEE1, encodes Ler (LEE-encoded regulator), an H-NS (nucleoid structuring protein) paralog that alleviates the LEE H-NS silencing. We observed that the LEE5 and LEE1 promoters present a bimodal expression pattern, depending on environmental stimuli...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771584/extracellular-motility-and-cell-to-cell-transmission-of-enterohemorrhagic-e-coli-is-driven-by-espfu-mediated-actin-assembly
#3
Katrina B Velle, Kenneth G Campellone
Enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC and EHEC) are closely-related pathogens that attach tightly to intestinal epithelial cells, efface microvilli, and promote cytoskeletal rearrangements into protrusions called actin pedestals. To trigger pedestal formation, EPEC employs the tyrosine phosphorylated transmembrane receptor Tir, while EHEC relies on the multivalent scaffolding protein EspFU. The ability to generate these structures correlates with bacterial colonization in several animal models, but the precise function of pedestals in infection remains unclear...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771130/indigenous-lactobacilli-strains-of-food-and-human-sources-reverse-enteropathogenic-e-coli-o26-h11-induced-damage-in-intestinal-epithelial-cell-lines-effect-on-redistribution-of-tight-junction-proteins
#4
Ruchi Jariwala, Hemanti Mandal, Tamishraha Bagchi
The aim of the study was to investigate the neutralizing effect of lactobacilli isolated from indigenous food and human sources on enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) O26 : H11-induced epithelial barrier dysfunction in vitro. This was assessed by transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and permeability assays using intestinal cell lines, HT-29 and Caco-2. Furthermore, the expression and distribution of tight junction (TJ) proteins were analysed by qRT-PCR and immunofluorescence assay, respectively...
August 4, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770906/pathovar-transcriptomes
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Amy Platenkamp, Jay L Mellies
Archetypal pathogenic bacterial strains are often used to elucidate regulatory networks of an entire pathovar, which encompasses multiple lineages and phylogroups. With enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) as a model system, Hazen and colleagues (mSystems 6:e00024-17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00024-17) used 9 isolates representing 8 lineages and 3 phylogroups to find that isolates with similar genomic sequences exhibit similarities in global transcriptomes under conditions of growth in medium that induces virulence gene expression...
July 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766584/transcriptional-variation-of-diverse-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolates-under-virulence-inducing-conditions
#6
Tracy H Hazen, Sean C Daugherty, Amol C Shetty, James P Nataro, David A Rasko
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) bacteria are a diverse group of pathogens that cause moderate to severe diarrhea in young children in developing countries. EPEC isolates can be further subclassified as typical EPEC (tEPEC) isolates that contain the bundle-forming pilus (BFP) or as atypical EPEC (aEPEC) isolates that do not contain BFP. Comparative genomics studies have recently highlighted the considerable genomic diversity among EPEC isolates. In the current study, we used RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to characterize the global transcriptomes of eight tEPEC isolates representing the identified genomic diversity, as well as one aEPEC isolate...
July 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765695/effect-of-epec-endotoxin-and-bifidobacteria-on-intestinal-barrier-function-through-modulation-of-toll-like-receptor-2-and-toll-like-receptor-4-expression-in-intestinal-epithelial-cell-18
#7
Xia Yang, Xian-Chun Gao, Jun Liu, Hong-Yu Ren
AIM: To investigate toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and TLR4 expression, following bifidobacteria and low-dose EPEC endotoxin treatment, and intestinal barrier function in rat intestinal epithelial cell18 (IEC18). METHODS: Six experimental groups were established - normal control, EPEC, Bifidobacteria infantis (B. infantis), B. longum, B. bifidum, and B. youth groups. Optimal EPEC endotoxin concentration, bifidobacteria fold dilution, and treatment duration were determined...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757042/occurrence-and-characterization-of-stx-and-or-eae-positive-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-wildlife-including-a-typical-epec-strain-from-a-wild-boar
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Carla Andrea Alonso, Azucena Mora, Dafne Díaz, Miguel Blanco, David González-Barrio, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Carmen Simón, Jorge Blanco, Carmen Torres
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) strains are food-borne pathogens associated with acute diarrhea. Haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is often a complication of STEC infection. In order to examine the occurrence, serotypes, virulence and antimicrobial-resistance profiles of STEC and EPEC in wildlife, 326 faecal E. coli strains from 304 clinically healthy animals were analyzed. For this approach stx1, stx2 and eae genes, as well as accessory virulence determinants (ehx, hlyA, saa, tia, bfp, subAB) were PCR-screened and sequenced...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700648/highly-diverse-and-antimicrobial-susceptible-escherichia-coli-display-a-na%C3%A3-ve-bacterial-population-in-fruit-bats-from-the-republic-of-congo
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Kathrin Nowak, Jakob Fahr, Natalie Weber, Antina Lübke-Becker, Torsten Semmler, Sabrina Weiss, Jean-Vivien Mombouli, Lothar H Wieler, Sebastian Guenther, Fabian H Leendertz, Christa Ewers
Bats are suspected to be a reservoir of several bacterial and viral pathogens relevant to animal and human health, but studies on Escherichia coli in these animals are sparse. We investigated the presence of E. coli in tissue samples (liver, lung and intestines) collected from 50 fruit bats of five different species (Eidolon helvum, Epomops franqueti, Hypsignathus monstrosus, Myonycteris torquata, Rousettus aegyptiacus) of two different areas in the Republic of Congo between 2009 and 2010. To assess E. coli pathotypes and phylogenetic relationships, we determined the presence of 59 virulence associated genes and multilocus sequence types (STs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694292/specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-spm-rescue-infant-mice-from-lethal-citrobacter-rodentium-infection-and-promote-immunity-against-re-infection
#10
Luis Alonso Diaz, Norman H Altman, Wasif Khan, Charles N Serhan, Becky Adkins
Infants are generally highly susceptible to oral pathogens. Intestinal infection and the associated diarrhea are significant global causes of morbidity and mortality in infants. Among the enteric pathogens, enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) stands out as showing the highest risk for infection-induced death in infants ≤ 12 months old. We have developed an experimental model of infant infection with EPEC, using the murine specific pathogen Citrobacter rodentium Our murine infant model is similar to EPEC infection in human infants since infant mice are much more susceptible to C...
July 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693504/prevalence-of-multi-drug-resistant-enteropathogenic-and-enteroinvasive-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-children-with-and-without-diarrhea-in-northeast-indian-population
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Karuppasamy Chellapandi, Tapan Kumar Dutta, Indu Sharma, Surajit De Mandal, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Lalsanglura Ralte
BACKGROUND: Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli are associated with infantile diarrhea in the developing countries. The present study was conducted to determine the occurrence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of enteropathogenic and enteroinvasive E. coli associated with diarrhoea among the paediatric patients. METHODS: A total of 262 stool samples were collected from children with and without diarrhea from Mizoram, Northeast India. E. coli were isolated and subjected to multiplex PCR to detect virulent genes of EPEC (eaeA and bfpA) and EIEC (ial)...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687945/extraction-of-lactobacillus-acidophilus-cicc-6074-s-layer-proteins-and-their-ability-to-inhibit-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#12
Jinye Zhang, Jinjin Gao, Yuxing Guo, Zhen Wu, Daodong Pan
An adhesion-related protein of Lactobacillus acidophilus strain CICC 6074 involved in binding to Caco-2 cells and inhibiting Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) was isolated and characterized. The S-layer protein was extracted with 5M LiCl and the active fraction purified by gel filtration (G-75). The S-layer protein was visualized by SDS-PAGE and characterized by estimating the relative molecular weight using mass spectra. The inhibitory effect of L. acidophilus and its S-layer proteins on the ability of EPEC to adhere to cells was explored by using a Caco-2 cell model...
July 7, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676828/prevalence-of-virulence-genes-associated-with-diarrheagenic-pathotypes-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-water-sediment-fish-and-crab-in-aby-lagoon-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Ollo Kambire, Ama Antoinette Adingra, Konan Mathurin Yao, Rose Koffi-Nevry
This study was conducted to characterize virulence genes of Escherichia coli isolates from water, sediment, fish, and crab in Aby Lagoon. Serogrouping was performed by EPEC antisera in 113 E. coli strains. The presence of diarrhea-associated genes (eae, stx, AggR, elt, and est) was assessed by multiplex PCR using specific primers. Based on the multiplex PCR, sixty-two isolates (42 from water, 19 from sediment, and 1 from crab) were positive for virulence genes, including 34 positive for elt (ETEC), 46 positive for est (ETEC), 24 positive for both elt and est, 6 positive for stx (EHEC), 1 positive for both stx + est, and 1 positive for both stx + elt...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674052/characterization-of-a-large-antibiotic-resistance-plasmid-found-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-strain-b171-and-its-relatedness-to-plasmids-of-diverse-e-coli-and-shigella
#14
Tracy H Hazen, Jane Michalski, Sushma Nagaraj, Iruka N Okeke, David A Rasko
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are a leading cause of severe infantile diarrhea in developing countries. Previous research has focused on the diversity of the EPEC virulence plasmid, whereas less is known regarding the genetic content and distribution of antibiotic resistance plasmids carried by EPEC. A previous study demonstrated that in addition to the virulence plasmid, reference EPEC strain B171 harbors a second, larger plasmid that confers antibiotic resistance. To further understand the genetic diversity and dissemination of antibiotic resistance plasmids among EPEC, we describe the complete sequence of an antibiotic resistance plasmid from EPEC strain B171...
July 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671993/epithelial-cells-detect-functional-type-iii-secretion-system-of-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-through-a-novel-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#15
Yael Litvak, Shir Sharon, Meirav Hyams, Li Zhang, Simi Kobi, Naama Katsowich, Shira Dishon, Gabriel Nussbaum, Na Dong, Feng Shao, Ilan Rosenshine
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), a common cause of infant diarrhea, is associated with high risk of mortality in developing countries. The primary niche of infecting EPEC is the apical surface of intestinal epithelial cells. EPEC employs a type three secretion system (TTSS) to inject the host cells with dozens of effector proteins, which facilitate attachment to these cells and successful colonization. Here we show that EPEC elicit strong NF-κB activation in infected host cells. Furthermore, the data indicate that active, pore-forming TTSS per se is necessary and sufficient for this NF-κB activation, regardless of any specific effector or protein translocation...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662183/rpos-role-in-virulence-and-fitness-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#16
Gardênia Márcia Silva Campos Mata, Gerson Moura Ferreira, Beny Spira
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is a diarrheagenic pathogen that afflicts infants in developing countries. The most important virulence trait of EPEC is its ability to intimately adhere to cells in the small intestine, and to elicit diarrhea. The alternative sigma factor RpoS is involved in the virulence of several bacterial species. RpoS coordinates the general stress response and accumulates in cells under stress or in the stationary phase. RpoS levels differ across E. coli strains. High-RpoS strains are highly resistant to environmental stresses, but usually display low nutritional competence, while low-RpoS strains show the opposite phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662171/innate-immunity-restricts-citrobacter-rodentium-a-e-pathogenesis-initiation-to-an-early-window-of-opportunity
#17
Stefanie Buschor, Miguelangel Cuenca, Stephanie S Uster, Olivier P Schären, Maria L Balmer, Miguel A Terrazos, Christian M Schürch, Siegfried Hapfelmeier
Citrobacter rodentium infection is a mouse model for the important human diarrheal infection caused by enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC). The pathogenesis of both species is very similar and depends on their unique ability to form intimately epithelium-adherent microcolonies, also known as "attachment/effacement" (A/E) lesions. These microcolonies must be dynamic and able to self-renew by continuous re-infection of the rapidly regenerating epithelium. It is unknown whether sustained epithelial A/E lesion pathogenesis is achieved through re-infection by planktonic bacteria from the luminal compartment or local spread of sessile bacteria without a planktonic phase...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659315/association-of-atypical-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-with-diarrhea-and-related-mortality-in-kittens
#18
Victoria E Watson, Megan E Jacob, James R Flowers, Sandra J Strong, Chitrita DebRoy, Jody L Gookin
Diarrhea is responsible for the death of approximately 900,000 children per year worldwide. In children, typical enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) is a common cause of diarrhea and is associated with higher hazard of death. Typical EPEC infection is rare in animals and poorly reproduced in experimental animal models. In contrast, atypical EPEC infection is common in both children and animals but its role in diarrhea is uncertain. Mortality in kittens is often attributed to diarrhea and we previously identified enteroadherent EPEC in the intestine of deceased kittens...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651361/epigallocatechin-gallate-inhibits-the-type-iii-secretion-system-of-gram-negative-enteropathogenic-bacteria-under-model-condition
#19
Noboru Nakasone, Naomi Higa, Claudia Toma, Yasunori Ogura, Toshihiko Suzuki, Tetsu Yamashiro
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major polyphenol in green tea, inhibits the type III secretion system (T3SS) of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC and EHEC, respectively), Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. The inhibitory effect causes the inhibition of hemolysis, cell invasion, cell adhesion, and apoptosis, which are functions of the type III secretion device. In the case of EPEC, EspB accumulates in the cells. RT-PCR showed that the translation of EspB was not blocked...
June 23, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647986/-studies-on-the-serum-types-and-identification-efficiency-on-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-diarrhea-patients-in-zhejiang-province
#20
F Yu, R N Wang, X Chen, S F Zheng, Y Y Wang, Y Chen
Objective: To investigate the serotypes of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) isolated from diarrheal patients in Zhejiang province and to explore the identification efficiency of serological screening methods. Methods: Serological agglutination tests were carried out in 696 strains of DEC (through the identification of virulence genes) which were selected from the Infectious Diarrhea Pathogen Monitoring Network Strain Bank of Zhejiang province, from July 2009 to June 2013. Results of virulence genes, serological identification and classification were compared...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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