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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125461/chemotaxis-to-self-generated-ai-2-promotes-biofilm-formation-in-escherichia-coli
#1
Sneha Jani, Andrew L Seely, George L Peabody V, Arul Jayaraman, Michael D Manson
Responses to the interspecies quorum-sensing signal autoinducer-2 (AI-2) regulate the patterns of gene expression that promote biofilm development. Escherichia coli also senses AI-2 as a chemoattractant, a response that requires the periplasmic AI-2-binding protein LsrB and the chemoreceptor Tsr. Here, we confirm, as previously observed, that under static conditions highly motile E. coli cells self-aggregate and form surface-adherent structures more readily than cells lacking LsrB and Tsr, or than ΔluxS cells unable to produce AI-2...
November 9, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091715/antiquorum-sensing-antibiofilm-formation-and-cytotoxicity-activity-of-commonly-used-medicinal-plants-by-inhabitants-of-borabu-sub-county-nyamira-county-kenya
#2
Eric Omori Omwenga, Andreas Hensel, Susana Pereira, Alfred Anakalo Shitandi, Francisco M Goycoolea
Productions of various bacterial traits like production of virulence factors (e.g. toxins, enzymes), biofilm formation, luminescence among others, have been known to be controlled by quorum sensing (QS), a process that is dependent on chemical signals or autoinducers (AIs). Bacteria known to rely on such AIs are known to be virulent and tend to be resistant against various antimicrobial agents. Therefore, strategies aimed at the inhibition of QS pathways, are regarded as potential novel therapies in managing bacterial virulence hence reducing their ability to induce infections in humans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054868/conditional-function-of-autoaggregative-protein-cah-and-common-cah-mutations-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#3
Michelle Qiu Carter, Maria T Brandl, Indira T Kudva, Robab Katani, Matthew R Moreau, Vivek Kapur
Cah is a calcium-binding autotransporter protein involved in autoaggregation and biofilm formation. Although cah is widespread in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), we detected mutations in cah at a frequency of 31.3% in this pathogen. In STEC O157:H7 super-shedder strain SS17, a large deletion results in a smaller coding sequence, lacking the C-terminal 71 amino acids compared with Cah in STEC O157:H7 strain EDL933. We examined the function of Cah in biofilm formation and host colonization to better understand selective pressures for cah mutations...
October 20, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038256/thiol-starvation-induces-redox-mediated-dysregulation-of-escherichia-coli-biofilm-components
#4
David A Hufnagel, Janet E Price, Rachel E Stephenson, Jesse Kelley, Matthew F Benoit, Matthew R Chapman
A hallmark of bacterial biofilms is the production of an extracellular matrix (ECM) that encases and protects the community from environmental stressors. Biofilm formation is an integral portion of the uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) lifecycle. Approximately 2% of UPEC are cysteine auxotrophs. Here, we investigated how cysteine homeostasis impacted UPEC UTI89 strain biofilm formation and, specifically, the production of the ECM components curli and cellulose. Cysteine auxotrophs produced less cellulose and slightly more curli compared to wildtype (WT) strains, and cysteine auxotrophs formed smooth, non-rugose colonies...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016293/molecular-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-bacteremic-children
#5
Maribel Riveros, Wilfredo García, Coralith García, David Durand, Erik Mercado, Joaquim Ruiz, Theresa J Ochoa
Escherichia coli is an important cause of Gram-negative bacteremia. The aim of this study was to characterize at the molecular and phenotypic levels E. coli strains belonging to different diarrheagenic pathotypes [diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC)] isolated from bacteremia in children younger than 5 years of age. Seventy bacteremia E. coli strains were collected in a prospective study in 12 hospitals in Lima, Peru. The presence of virulence genes associated with DEC [enterotoxigenic (lt and st), enteropathogenic (eaeA), shiga toxin-producing (stx1and stx2), enteroinvasive (ipaH), enteroaggregative (aggR), and diffusely adherent (daaD)] was determined by multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
October 9, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986371/genotypic-and-phenotypic-characteristics-in-association-with-biofilm-formation-in-different-pathotypes-of-human-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates
#6
Juliane Schiebel, Alexander Böhm, Jörg Nitschke, Michał Burdukiewicz, Jörg Weinreich, Aamir Ali, Dirk Roggenbuck, Stefan Rödiger, Peter Schierack
Bacterial biofilm formation is a widespread phenomenon and a complex process requiring a set of genes facilitating the initial adhesion, maturation, production of extracellular polymeric matrix (EPS) and subsequent dispersal of bacteria. Most studies on Escherichia coli (E. coli) biofilm formation have investigated non-pathogenic E. coli K-12 strains. Due to the extensive focus on laboratory strains in most studies, there is poor information regarding biofilm formation by pathogenic E. coli isolates. In this study, we genotypically and phenotypically characterized 187 human clinical E...
October 6, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973027/plant-expressed-pyocins-for-control-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#7
Šarūnas Paškevičius, Urtė Starkevič, Audrius Misiūnas, Astra Vitkauskienė, Yuri Gleba, Aušra Ražanskienė
The emergence, persistence and spread of antibiotic-resistant human pathogenic bacteria heralds a growing global health crisis. Drug-resistant strains of gram-negative bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are especially dangerous and the medical and economic burden they impose underscore the critical need for finding new antimicrobials. Recent studies have demonstrated that plant-expressed bacteriocins of the colicins family can be efficient antibacterials against all major enteropathogenic strains of E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968533/using-the-agricultural-environment-to-select-better-surrogates-for-foodborne-pathogens-associated-with-fresh-produce
#8
Kimberly L Cook, Ethan C Givan, Holly M Mayton, Rohan R Parekh, Ritchie Taylor, Sharon L Walker
Despite continuing efforts to reduce foodborne pathogen contamination of fresh produce, significant outbreaks continue to occur. Identification of appropriate surrogates for foodborne pathogens facilitates relevant research to identify reservoirs and amplifiers of these contaminants in production and processing environments. Therefore, the objective of this study was to identify environmental Escherichia coli isolates from manures (poultry, swine and dairy) and surface water sources with properties similar to those of the produce associated foodborne pathogens E...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943153/melittin-and-its-potential-in-the-destruction-and-inhibition-of-the-biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-aureus-escherichia-coli-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-bovine-milk
#9
Tony Picoli, Cristina Mendes Peter, João Luíz Zani, Stefanie Bressan Waller, Matheus Gomes Lopes, Kamilla Neutzling Boesche, Gilberto D Ávila Vargas, Silvia de Oliveira Hübner, Geferson Fischer
Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa stand out in veterinary and human medicine for their role in opportunistic infections and their pathogenic mechanisms, including the biofilms formation. It was investigated the antibacterial activity of melittin and antibiofilm of such bacteria. Twelve strains of these microorganisms isolated from bovine milk were used, as well as the strains S. aureus ATCC 12600, E. coli ATCC 8739 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 15442. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were determined by broth microdilution technique...
September 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927409/biological-and-physicochemical-properties-of-biosurfactants-produced-by-lactobacillus-jensenii-p6a-and-lactobacillus-gasseri-p65
#10
I M C Morais, A L Cordeiro, G S Teixeira, V S Domingues, R M D Nardi, A S Monteiro, R J Alves, E P Siqueira, V L Santos
BACKGROUND: Lactobacillus species produce biosurfactants that can contribute to the bacteria's ability to prevent microbial infections associated with urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts and the skin. Here, we described the biological and physicochemical properties of biosurfactants produced by Lactobacillus jensenii P6A and Lactobacillus gasseri P65. RESULTS: The biosurfactants produced by L. jensenii P6A and L. gasseri P65 reduced the water surface tension from 72 to 43...
September 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922801/effect-of-severe-weather-events-on-the-shedding-of-shiga-toxigenic-escherichia-coli-in-slaughter-cattle-and-phenotype-of-serogroup-o157-isolates
#11
Kim Stanford, Tim Reuter, Susan J Bach, Linda Chui, Angela Ma, Cheyenne C Conrad, Renata Tostes, Tim A McAllister
High-event periods (HEPs) occur sporadically when beef carcasses and meat have episodes of acute contamination with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In this study, severe weather events were investigated as catalysts for HEPs based on PCR and isolate prevalence of seven E. coli serogroups in slaughter cattle feces. Winter ambient temperatures with daily means 10.5oC warmer or 12.3°C colder than seasonal norms (-10.4°C) most altered STEC shedding. Fecal samples yielded increased proportions (P < 0...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894939/identification-and-characterization-of-novel-broad-spectrum-amino-acid-racemases-from-escherichia-coli-and-bacillus-subtilis
#12
Tetsuya Miyamoto, Masumi Katane, Yasuaki Saitoh, Masae Sekine, Hiroshi Homma
The peptidoglycan layer of the bacterial cell wall typically contains D-alanine (D-Ala) and D-glutamic acid (D-Glu), and also various non-canonical D-amino acids that have been linked to peptidoglycan remodeling, inhibition of biofilm formation, and triggering of biofilm disassembly. Bacteria produce D-amino acids when adapting to environmental changes as a common survival strategy. In our previous study, we detected non-canonical D-amino acids in Escherichia coli grown in minimal medium. However, the biosynthetic pathways of non-canonical D-amino acids remain poorly understood...
November 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889291/experimental-detection-and-visualization-of-the-extracellular-matrix-in-macrocolony-biofilms
#13
Diego O Serra, Regine Hengge
By adopting elaborate three-dimensional morphologies that vary according to their extracellular matrix composition, macrocolony biofilms offer a unique opportunity to interrogate about the roles of specific matrix components in shaping biofilm architecture. Here, we describe two methods optimized for Escherichia coli that profit from morphology and the high level of structural organization of macrocolonies to gain insight into the production and assembly of amyloid curli and cellulose-the two major biofilm matrix elements of E...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888654/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-o22-h8-isolated-from-cattle-reduces-e-coli-o157-h7-adherence-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
L Martorelli, A Albanese, D Vilte, R Cantet, A Bentancor, G Zolezzi, I Chinen, C Ibarra, M Rivas, E C Mercado, A Cataldi
PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are a group of bacteria responsible for food-associated diseases. Clinical features include a wide range of symptoms such as diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening condition. OBJECTIVE: Our group has observed that animals naturally colonized with STEC strains of unknown serotype were not efficiently colonized with E. coli O157:H7 after experimental infection...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811343/comparative-genomics-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-skin-and-soft-tissue-and-other-extraintestinal-infections
#15
Amit Ranjan, Sabiha Shaik, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain, Sumeet K Tiwari, Torsten Semmler, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H Wieler, Munirul Alam, Rita R Colwell, Niyaz Ahmed
Escherichia coli, an intestinal Gram-negative bacterium, has been shown to be associated with a variety of diseases in addition to intestinal infections, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), meningitis in neonates, septicemia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), and colisepticemia. Thus, for nonintestinal infections, it is categorized as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). It is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing cross infections, notably as an agent of zoonotic diseases. However, comparative genomic data providing functional and genetic coordinates for ExPEC strains associated with these different types of infections have not proven conclusive...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677651/effect-of-precursor-on-antifouling-efficacy-of-vertically-oriented-graphene-nanosheets
#16
Karthika Prasad, Chaturanga D Bandara, Shailesh Kumar, Gurinder Pal Singh, Bastian Brockhoff, Kateryna Bazaka, Kostya Ken Ostrikov
Antifouling efficacy of graphene nanowalls, i.e., substrate-bound vertically-oriented graphene nanosheets, has been demonstrated against biofilm-forming Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Where graphene nanowalls are typically prepared using costly high-temperature synthesis from high-purity carbon precursors, large-scale applications demand efficient, low-cost processes. The advancement of plasma enabled synthesis techniques in the production of nanomaterials has opened a novel and effective method for converting low-cost natural waste resources to produce nanomaterials with a wide range of applications...
July 4, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673867/a-semi-continuous-process-based-on-an-epbr-for-the-production-of-eps-using-trichocoleus-sociatus
#17
Dorina Strieth, Julia Schwing, Stephan Kuhne, Michael Lakatos, Kai Muffler, Roland Ulber
Biodiversity forms the basis for a large pool of potential products and productive organisms offered by terrestrial cyanobacteria. They are stuck together by EPS (extracellular polymeric substances) that can obtain antiviral, antibacterial or anti-inflammatory substances. Most stress conditions, e.g. drought, induce the production of protective EPS or biotechnological-products for pharmaceutical application. However, the growth of a phototrophic biofilm is limited under submerged conditions. Therefore, a semi-continuous process to produce EPS by cyanobacteria was developed in an aerosol-based ePBR (emerse photobioreactor) that imitates the natural habitat of terrestrial cyanobacteria...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648294/tolerance-development-in-listeria-monocytogenes-escherichia-coli-dual-species-biofilms-after-sublethal-exposures-to-pronase-benzalkonium-chloride-combined-treatments
#18
Pedro Rodríguez-López, Marta López Cabo
This study was designed to assess the effects that sublethal exposures to pronase (PRN) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) combined treatments have on Listeria monocytogenes-Escherichia coli dual-species biofilms grown on stainless steel in terms of tolerance development (TD) to these compounds. Additionally, fluorescence microscopy was used to observe the changes of the biofilm structure. PRN-BAC exposure was carried out using three different approaches and TD was evaluated treating biofilms with a final 100 μg/ml PRN followed by 50 μg/ml BAC combined treatment...
October 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629757/bacterial-biofilm-based-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-causative-pathogens-and-antibiotic-resistance
#19
Nargis Sabir, Aamer Ikram, Gohar Zaman, Luqman Satti, Adeel Gardezi, Abeera Ahmed, Parvez Ahmed
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the incidence of bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections, identify variables affecting biofilm formation, and identify etiologic bacterial pathogens and antibiotic-resistance patterns associated with biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in our setup. METHODS: Patients who developed at least 2 symptoms of urinary tract infection after at least 2 days of indwelling urinary catheters were included...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617343/study-of-the-relation-between-the-resonance-behavior-of-thickness-shear-mode-tsm-sensors-and-the-mechanical-characteristics-of-biofilms
#20
Pedro Castro, Luis Elvira, Juan Ramón Maestre, Francisco Montero de Espinosa
This work analyzes some key aspects of the behavior of sensors based on piezoelectric Thickness Shear Mode (TSM) resonators to study and monitor microbial biofilms. The operation of these sensors is based on the analysis of their resonance properties (both resonance frequency and dissipation factor) that vary in contact with the analyzed sample. This work shows that different variations during the microorganism growth can be detected by the sensors and highlights which of these changes are indicative of biofilm formation...
June 15, 2017: Sensors
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