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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636623/the-basolateral-vesicle-sorting-machinery-and-basolateral-proteins-are-recruited-to-the-site-of-enteropathogenic-e-coli-microcolony-growth-at-the-apical-membrane
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Gitte A Pedersen, Helene H Jensen, Anne-Sofie B Schelde, Charlotte Toft, Hans N Pedersen, Maj Ulrichsen, Frédéric H Login, Manuel R Amieva, Lene N Nejsum
Foodborne Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infections of the small intestine cause diarrhea especially in children and are a major cause of childhood death in developing countries. EPEC infects the apical membrane of the epithelium of the small intestine by attaching, effacing the microvilli under the bacteria and then forming microcolonies on the cell surface. We first asked the question where on epithelial cells EPEC attaches and grows. Using models of polarized epithelial monolayers, we evaluated the sites of initial EPEC attachment to the apical membrane and found that EPEC preferentially attached over the cell-cell junctions and formed microcolonies preferentially where three cells come together at tricellular tight junctions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630074/the-enterohaemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-effector-espw-triggers-actin-remodeling-in-a-rac1-dependent-manner
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Pamela Sandu, Valerie F Crepin, Hauke Drechsler, Andrew D McAinsh, Gad Frankel, Cedric N Berger
Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is a diarrheagenic pathogen that colonizes the gut mucosa and induces attaching-and-effacing lesions. EHEC employs a type III secretion system (T3SS) to translocate 50 effector proteins that hijack and manipulate host cell signalling pathways, which allow bacterial colonization, subversion of immune responses and disease progression. The aim of this study was to characterize the T3SS effector EspW. We found espW in the sequenced O157:H7 and non-O157 EHEC strains as well as in Shigella boydii Furthermore, a truncated version of EspW, containing the first 206 residues is present in EPEC strains belonging to serotype O55:H7...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630070/regulation-of-type-iii-secretion-of-translocon-and-effector-proteins-by-the-esab-esal-esam-complex-in-edwardsiella-tarda
#15
Lu Yi Liu, Pin Nie, Hong Bing Yu, Hai Xia Xie
The type III secretion system (T3SS) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of many Gram-negative bacteria, including Edwardsiella tarda, an important fish pathogen. Within the E. tarda T3SS, there are three proteins (EsaB/EsaL/EsaM) that are homologous to proteins present in many other bacteria, including SpiC/SsaL/SsaM in Salmonella, SepD/SepL/CesL in EPEC and EHEC, and YscB/YopN/SycN in Yersinia EsaL was found to interact with both EsaB and EsaM within the bacterial cell, as revealed by a co-immunoprecipitation assay...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622393/giardia-co-infection-promotes-the-secretion-of-antimicrobial-peptides-beta-defensin-2-and-trefoil-factor-3-and-attenuates-attaching-and-effacing-bacteria-induced-intestinal-disease
#16
Anna Manko, Jean-Paul Motta, James A Cotton, Troy Feener, Ayodele Oyeyemi, Bruce A Vallance, John L Wallace, Andre G Buret
Our understanding of polymicrobial gastrointestinal infections and their effects on host biology remains incompletely understood. Giardia duodenalis is an ubiquitous intestinal protozoan parasite infecting animals and humans. Concomitant infections with Giardia and other gastrointestinal pathogens commonly occur. In countries with poor sanitation, Giardia infection has been associated with decreased incidence of diarrheal disease and fever, and reduced serum inflammatory markers release, via mechanisms that remain obscure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619663/captive-wild-birds-as-reservoirs-of-enteropathogenic-e-coli-epec-and-shiga-toxin-producing-e-coli-stec
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Lilian Aparecida Sanches, Marcelo da Silva Gomes, Rodrigo Hidalgo Friciello Teixeira, Marcos Paulo Vieira Cunha, Maria Gabriela Xavier de Oliveira, Mônica Aparecida Midolli Vieira, Tânia Aparecida Tardelli Gomes, Terezinha Knobl
Psittacine birds have been identified as reservoirs of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, a subset of pathogens associated with mortality of children in tropical countries. The role of other orders of birds as source of infection is unclear. The aim of this study was to perform the molecular diagnosis of infection with diarrheagenic E. coli in 10 different orders of captive wild birds in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Fecal samples were analyzed from 516 birds belonging to 10 orders: Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Columbiformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes, Piciformes, Psittaciformes and Strigiformes...
June 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618099/epec-effector-espf-promotes-crumbs3-endocytosis-and-disrupts-epithelial-cell-polarity
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Rocio Tapia, Sarah E Kralicek, Gail A Hecht
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) uses a type three secretion system to inject effector proteins into host intestinal epithelial cells causing diarrhea. EPEC infection redistributes basolateral proteins β1-integrin and Na(+) /K(+) ATPase to the apical membrane of host cells. The Crumbs (Crb) polarity complex (Crb3/Pals1/Patj) is essential for epithelial cell polarization and tight junction (TJ) assembly. Here we demonstrate that EPEC displaces Crb3 and Pals1 from the apical membrane to the cytoplasm of cultured intestinal epithelial cells and colonocytes of infected mice...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615618/comparative-genomics-and-transcriptomics-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-carrying-virulence-factors-of-both-enteropathogenic-and-enterotoxigenic-e-coli
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Tracy H Hazen, Jane Michalski, Qingwei Luo, Amol C Shetty, Sean C Daugherty, James M Fleckenstein, David A Rasko
Escherichia coli that are capable of causing human disease are often classified into pathogenic variants (pathovars) based on their virulence gene content. However, disease-associated hybrid E. coli, containing unique combinations of multiple canonical virulence factors have also been described. Such was the case of the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak in 2011, which caused significant morbidity and mortality. Among the pathovars of diarrheagenic E. coli that cause significant human disease are the enteropathogenic E...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612839/citrobacter-rodentium-a-model-enteropathogen-for-understanding-the-interplay-of-innate-and-adaptive-components-of-type-3-immunity
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D J Silberger, C L Zindl, C T Weaver
Citrobacter rodentium is a natural murine intestinal pathogen that shares a core set of virulence factors with the related human pathogens enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). C. rodentium is now the most widely used small animal model for studying the molecular underpinnings of EPEC and EHEC infections in vivo, including: enterocyte attachment; virulence; colonization resistance; and mucosal immunity. In this review, we discuss type 3 immunity in the context of C. rodentium infection and discuss recent publications that use this model to understand how the innate and adaptive components of immunity intersect to mediate host protection against enteric pathogens and maintain homeostasis with the microbiota...
June 14, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
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