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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292660/prevalence-antimicrobial-resistance-and-multiple-locus-variable-number-tandem-repeat-analysis-profiles-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-different-retail-foods
#1
Lili Wang, Hiromi Nakamura, Eriko Kage-Nakadai, Yukiko Hara-Kudo, Yoshikazu Nishikawa
Diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC) isolates were recovered from local retail markets and the Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Market in Japan. Retail food samples were collected for analysis in Osaka Japan from 2005 to 2008 and consisted of 32 beef, 28 pork, 20 poultry, 136 fish, 66 fruits and vegetables and 51 ready-to-eat (RTE) food samples. A total of 82 DEC strains were recovered from 64 (19%) food samples with the highest prevalence in poultry (100%, 20/20), followed by pork (54%, 15/28), beef (28%, 9/32), fruits and vegetables (12%, 8/66), fish (6...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281197/wild-birds-and-urban-pigeons-as-reservoirs-for-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-with-zoonotic-potential
#2
Clarissa A Borges, Marita V Cardozo, Livia G Beraldo, Elisabete S Oliveira, Renato P Maluta, Kaline B Barboza, Karin Werther, Fernando A Ávila
In order to describe the role of wild birds and pigeons in the transmission of shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) to humans and other animals, samples were collected from cloacae and oropharynx of free-living wild birds and free-living pigeons. Two STEC (0.8%) and five EPEC strains (2.0%) were isolated from wild birds and four EPEC strains (2.0%) were recovered from pigeons. Serogroups, sequence types (STs) and virulence genes, such as saa, iha, lpfA O113, ehxA, espA, nleB and nleE, detected in this study had already been implicated in human and animal diseases...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231471/pathogenic-potential-and-virulence-genotypes-of-intestinal-and-faecal-isolates-of-porcine-post-weaning-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#3
Anna Malik, Béla Nagy, Renáta Kugler, Ama Szmolka
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are frequent causes of diarrhoea in infants and in young mammals by inducing attaching effacing (AE) lesions of the intestinal epithelium. EPEC bacteria have also been implicated in cases of porcine post-weaning diarrhoea but their pathogenicity for conventional weaned pigs remains less elucidated. This present study investigates differences in pathogenic potential and virulence genotypes of intestinal and faecal isolates of EPEC from newly-weaned pigs. For this we inoculated ligated ileal loops of four weeks old weaned pigs to assess EPEC adherence to enterocytes by histology and immunohistology...
February 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224117/perc-manipulates-metabolism-and-surface-antigens-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#4
Jay L Mellies, Amy Platenkamp, Jossef Osborn, Lily Ben-Avi
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli is an important cause of profuse, watery diarrhea in infants living in developing regions of the world. Typical strains of EPEC (tEPEC) possess a virulence plasmid, while related clinical isolates that lack the pEAF plasmid are termed atypical EPEC (aEPEC). tEPEC and aEPEC tend to cause acute vs. more chronic type infections, respectively. The pEAF plasmid encodes an attachment factor as well as a regulatory operon, perABC. PerC, a poorly understood regulator, was previously shown to regulate expression of the type III secretion system through Ler...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212863/yghj-the-secreted-metalloprotease-of-pathogenic-e-%C3%A2-coli-induces-hemorrhagic-fluid-accumulation-in-mouse-ileal-loop
#5
Rima Tapader, Dipro Bose, Amit Pal
YghJ, also known as SslE (Secreted and surface associated lipoprotein) is a cell surface associated and secreted lipoprotein harbouring M60 metalloprotease domain. Though the gene is known to be conserved among both pathogenic and commensal Escherichia coli isolates, the expression and secretion of YghJ was found to be higher among diverse E. coli pathotypes. YghJ, secreted from intestinal pathogens such as enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) has been demonstrated to possess mucinase activity and hence facilitates colonization of these enteric pathogens to intestinal epithelial cells...
February 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209897/host-cell-attachment-elicits-posttranscriptional-regulation-in-infecting-enteropathogenic-bacteria
#6
Naama Katsowich, Netanel Elbaz, Ritesh Ranjan Pal, Erez Mills, Simi Kobi, Tamar Kahan, Ilan Rosenshine
The mechanisms by which pathogens sense the host and respond by remodeling gene expression are poorly understood. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), the cause of severe intestinal infection, employs a type III secretion system (T3SS) to inject effector proteins into intestinal epithelial cells. These effectors subvert host cell processes to promote bacterial colonization. We show that the T3SS also functions to sense the host cell and to trigger in response posttranscriptional remodeling of gene expression in the bacteria...
February 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209599/role-of-shp2-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-in-sert-inhibition-by-enteropathogenic-e-coli-epec
#7
Megha Singhal, Christopher Manzella, Vinay Soni, Waddah A Alrefai, Seema Saksena, Gail A Hecht, Pradeep K Dudeja, Ravinder K Gill
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), one of the diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes, is among the most important food-borne pathogens infecting children worldwide. Inhibition of serotonin transporter (SERT), that regulates extracellular availability of serotonin (5-HT), has been previously implicated in EPEC-associated diarrhea. EPEC was shown to inhibit SERT via activation of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPase), albeit the specific PTPase involved is not known. Current studies aimed to identify EPEC activated PTPase and its role in SERT inhibition...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190609/evaluation-of-a-new-real-time-pcr-assay-for-the-direct-detection-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-in-stool-specimens
#8
U Eigner, A Hiergeist, A Veldenzer, M Rohlfs, R Schwarz, M Holfelder
Diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC) are one of the most common causes for diarrhea worldwide, especially in children. We evaluated the rapid RIDA ® GENE (RG) real-time multiplex PCR assays (R-Biopharm, Darmstadt, Germany) for the detection of the most important diarrheagenic E. coli. Three hundred fifteen liquid or non-formed stool specimens were examined. The results of the RG multiplex assays were compared to specific PCR methods. The sensitivity and specificity of the RG PCRs were as follows, 100%/100% for the detection of EHEC, 96...
February 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178445/a-long-term-epigenetic-memory-switch-controls-bacterial-virulence-bimodality
#9
Irine Ronin, Naama Katsowich, Ilan Rosenshine, Nathalie Q Balaban
When pathogens enter the host, sensing of environmental cues activates the expression of virulence genes. Opposite transition of pathogens from activating to non-activating conditions is poorly understood. Interestingly, variability in the expression of virulence genes upon infection enhances colonization. In order to systematically detect the role of phenotypic variability in enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), an important human pathogen, both in virulence activating and non-activating conditions, we employed the ScanLag methodology...
February 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178108/a-hospital-based-case-control-study-of-diarrhea-in-children-in-shanghai
#10
Hailing Chang, Ling Zhang, Yanling Ge, Jiehao Cai, Xiangshi Wang, Zheng Huang, Jiayin Guo, Hao Xu, Zhen Gu, Hong Chen, Xuebin Xu, Mei Zeng
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of childhood diarrhea is a global priority. We conducted a case-control study of childhood diarrhea in Shanghai. METHODS: We prospectively recruited diarrheal children in an outpatient setting. Non-diarrheal controls were individually matched to cases. Rotavirus, norovirus and bacterial pathogens were examined. Clinical and epidemiologic data were obtained at enrollment and follow-up. RESULTS: Potential pathogens identified in 680 diarrheal cases and 680 controls were rotavirus (19...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138023/distinct-roles-of-the-anti-apoptotic-effectors-nleb-and-nlef-from-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#11
Georgina L Pollock, Clare V L Oates, Cristina Giogha, Tania Wong Fok Lung, Sze Ying Ong, Jaclyn S Pearson, Elizabeth L Hartland
During infection, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) translocates effector proteins directly into the cytosol of infected enterocytes using a type III secretion system (T3SS). Once inside the host cell, these effector proteins subvert various immune signaling pathways including death receptor-induced apoptosis. One such effector protein is the Non-LEE encoded effector NleB1, which inhibits extrinsic apoptotic signaling via the FAS death receptor. NleB1 transfers a single GlcNAc residue to Arg117 in the death domain of FADD and inhibits FAS ligand (FasL) stimulated caspase-8 cleavage...
January 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013045/the-mechanism-underlying-ler-mediated-alleviation-of-gene-repression-by-h-ns
#12
Minsang Shin
Secretion of effector proteins in Enteropathogeneic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is mediated by a specialized type III secretion system, components of which are encoded in the LEE operons 1 to 5. H-NS, a global repressor in E. coli, silences the expression of LEE operons. Ler, a master regulator in LEE operons, shares 24% amnio acid identity and 44% amino acid similarity to H-NS. Interestingly, rather than a gene silencer, its main role has been characterized as an antagonizing protein that relieves H-NS-mediated transcriptional silencing...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965649/the-12-gastrointestinal-pathogens-spectrum-of-acute-infectious-diarrhea-in-a-sentinel-hospital-shenzhen-china
#13
Hongwei Shen, Jinjin Zhang, Yinghui Li, Sirou Xie, Yixiang Jiang, Yanjie Wu, Yuhui Ye, Hong Yang, Haolian Mo, Chaoman Situ, Qinghua Hu
Acute infectious gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases among all ages, particularly in developing countries. The pathogen spectrum may differ among different regions and seasons. To investigate the etiology of acute diarrhea in Shenzhen, a prospective study was conducted from August 2014 to September 2015. Stools from 412 patients with diarrhea (286 of whom were adults) including the general epidemiological information of the patients were collected. The 19 pathogens were detected by conventional culture method or multiplex PCR assay, which included five viruses (rotavirus, adenovirus, sapovirus, norovirus, and astrovirus), 11 bacterial pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, Shigella, Listeria monocytogenes, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholera, Enterohemorrhagic (EHEC), enteropathogenic (EPEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC); and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)) and three parasites (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium parvum)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965648/surveillance-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-diarrhea-cases-from-children-adults-and-elderly-at-northwest-of-mexico
#14
Adrian Canizalez-Roman, Héctor M Flores-Villaseñor, Edgar Gonzalez-Nuñez, Jorge Velazquez-Roman, Jorge E Vidal, Secundino Muro-Amador, Gerardo Alapizco-Castro, J Alberto Díaz-Quiñonez, Nidia León-Sicairos
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) strains are a main cause of gastrointestinal disease in developing countries. In this study we report the epidemiologic surveillance in a 4-year period (January 2011 to December 2014) of DEC strains causing acute diarrhea throughout the Sinaloa State, Mexico. DEC strains were isolated from outpatients of all ages with acute diarrhea (N = 1,037). Specific DEC pathotypes were identified by PCR-amplification of genes encoding virulence factors. The adhesion phenotype and antibiotic resistance were also investigated...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956465/hfq-and-three-hfq-dependent-small-regulatory-rnas-mgrr-ryhb-and-mcas-coregulate-the-locus-of-enterocyte-effacement-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#15
Shantanu Bhatt, Marisa Egan, Jasmine Ramirez, Christian Xander, Valerie Jenkins, Sarah Muche, Jihad El-Fenej, Jamie Palmer, Elisabeth Mason, Elizabeth Storm, Thomas Buerkert
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is a significant cause of infantile diarrhea and death in developing countries. The pathogenicity island locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) is essential for EPEC to cause diarrhea. Besides EPEC, the LEE is also present in other gastrointestinal pathogens, most notably enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Whereas transcriptional control of the LEE has been meticulously examined, posttranscriptional regulation, including the role of Hfq-dependent small RNAs, remains undercharacterized...
February 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939159/lambs-are-an-important-source-of-atypical-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-in-southern-brazil
#16
Fernando H Martins, Beatriz E C Guth, Roxane M F Piazza, Waldir P Elias, Sylvia C Leão, Juan Marzoa, Ghizlane Dahbi, Azucena Mora, Miguel Blanco, Jorge Blanco, Jacinta S Pelayo
Food-producing animals can harbor Escherichia coli strains with potential to cause diseases in humans. In this study, the presence of enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) was investigated in fecal samples from 130 healthy sheep (92 lambs and 38 adults) raised for meat in southern Brazil. EPEC was detected in 19.2% of the sheep examined, but only lambs were found to be positive. A total of 25 isolates was characterized and designated atypical EPEC (aEPEC) as tested negative for bfpA gene and BFP production. The presence of virulence markers linked to human disease as ehxA, paa, and lpfAO113 was observed in 60%, 24%, and 88% of the isolates, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934827/flooding-adds-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-strains-to-the-water-sources-in-southern-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
#17
M S Shah, M Eppinger, S Ahmed, A A Shah, A Hameed, F Hasan
PURPOSE: Seasonal rains in Pakistan result in heavy floods across the country, whereby faecal contaminants will be added to the water bodies and cause numerous food-borne outbreaks. The present study was aimed to determine the prevalence of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) strains in the water sources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred water samples collected during (2011-2012) were processed for the isolation of E. coli (EC) strains. EC strains were further analysed for antibiotic susceptibility patterns, and pathogroups-specific virulence factors stx1, stx2, stx2c, eae, tir, hlyA, bfpA, estA and eltA were detected using multiplex polymerase chain reaction...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931258/htra-mediated-e-cadherin-cleavage-is-limited-to-degp-and-degq-homologs-expressed-by-gram-negative-pathogens
#18
Carmen M Abfalter, Maria Schubert, Camilla Götz, Thomas P Schmidt, Gernot Posselt, Silja Wessler
BACKGROUND: The serine proteases HtrA/DegP secreted by the human gastrointestinal pathogens Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) cleave the mammalian cell adhesion protein E-cadherin to open intercellular adhesions. A wide range of bacteria also expresses the HtrA/DegP homologs DegQ and/or DegS, which significantly differ in structure and function. METHODS: E-cadherin shedding was investigated in infection experiments with the Gram-negative pathogens H...
December 8, 2016: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920212/inhibition-of-antigen-specific-and-nonspecific-stimulation-of-bovine-t-and-b-cells-by-lymphostatin-from-attaching-and-effacing-escherichia-coli
#19
Robin L Cassady-Cain, Elizabeth A Blackburn, Charlotte R Bell, Elizaveta Elshina, Jayne C Hope, Mark P Stevens
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) are enteric bacterial pathogens of worldwide importance. Most EPEC and non-O157 EHEC strains express lymphostatin (also known as LifA), a chromosomally encoded 365-kDa protein. We previously demonstrated that lymphostatin is a putative glycosyltransferase that is important in intestinal colonization of cattle by EHEC serogroup O5, O111, and O26 strains. However, the nature and consequences of the interaction between lymphostatin and immune cells from the bovine host are ill defined...
February 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905628/-virulence-mechanisms-of-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#20
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Ana Elvira Farfán-García, Sandra Catherine Ariza-Rojas, Fabiola Andrea Vargas-Cárdenas, Lizeth Viviana Vargas-Remolina
Acute diarrheal disease (ADD) is a global public health problem, especially in developing countries and is one of the causes of mortality in children under five. ADD etiologic agents include viruses, bacteria and parasites in that order. Escherichia coli bacteria it is classified as a major diarrheagenic agent and transmitted by consuming contaminated water or undercooked foods. This review compiled updates on information virulence factors and pathogenic mechanisms involved in adhesion and colonization of seven pathotypes of E...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
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