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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326076/phage-derived-lysins-as-potential-agents-for-eradicating-biofilms-and-persisters
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REVIEW
Umender Sharma, Aradhana Vipra, Shankaramurthy Channabasappa
Bacterial biofilms are highly resistant to the action of antibiotics. Presence of persisters, phenotypically resistant populations of bacterial cells, is thought to contribute toward recalcitrance of biofilms. The phage-derived lysins, by virtue of their ability to cleave the peptidoglycan of bacterial cells in an enzymatic manner, have the unique ability to kill dormant cells. Several lysins have shown potent antibiofilm activity in vitro. The fact that lysins have shown better efficacy than conventional drugs in animal models of endocarditis and other infections involving biofilms suggests that the lysins can potentially be developed against difficult-to-treat bacterial infections...
January 8, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321257/the-antimicrobial-peptide-saap-148-combats-drug-resistant-bacteria-and-biofilms
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Anna de Breij, Martijn Riool, Robert A Cordfunke, Nermina Malanovic, Leonie de Boer, Roman I Koning, Elisabeth Ravensbergen, Marnix Franken, Tobias van der Heijde, Bouke K Boekema, Paulus H S Kwakman, Niels Kamp, Abdelouahab El Ghalbzouri, Karl Lohner, Sebastian A J Zaat, Jan W Drijfhout, Peter H Nibbering
Development of novel antimicrobial agents is a top priority in the fight against multidrug-resistant (MDR) and persistent bacteria. We developed a panel of synthetic antimicrobial and antibiofilm peptides (SAAPs) with enhanced antimicrobial activities compared to the parent peptide, human antimicrobial peptide LL-37. Our lead peptide SAAP-148 was more efficient in killing bacteria under physiological conditions in vitro than many known preclinical- and clinical-phase antimicrobial peptides. SAAP-148 killed MDR pathogens without inducing resistance, prevented biofilm formation, and eliminated established biofilms and persister cells...
January 10, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320462/unsaturated-fatty-acids-affect-quorum-sensing-communication-system-and-inhibit-motility-and-biofilm-formation-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Marion Nicol, Stéphane Alexandre, Jean-Baptiste Luizet, Malena Skogman, Thierry Jouenne, Suzana P Salcedo, Emmanuelle Dé
The increasing threat of Acinetobacter baumannii as a nosocomial pathogen is mainly due to the occurrence of multidrug-resistant strains that are associated with the real problem of its eradication from hospital wards. The particular ability of this pathogen to form biofilms contributes to its persistence, increases antibiotic resistance, and promotes persistent/device-related infections. We previously demonstrated that virstatin, which is a small organic compound known to decrease virulence of Vibrio cholera via an inhibition of T4-pili expression, displayed very promising activity to prevent A...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319934/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-type-ii-toxin-antitoxin-systems-in-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans
#4
Blair Schneider, Whitney Weigel, Maryta Sztukowska, Donald R Demuth
Type II toxin/antitoxin (TA) systems contribute to the formation of persister cells and biofilm formation for many organisms. A. actinomycetemcomitans thrives in the complex oral microbial community subjected to continual environmental flux. Little is known regarding the presence and function of type II TA systems in this organism or their contribution to adaptation and persistence in the biofilm. We identified 11 TA systems that are conserved across all seven serotypes of A. actinomycetemcomitans and represent the RelBE, MazEF and HipAB families of type II TA systems...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311278/bacterial-surface-spreading-is-more-efficient-on-nematically-aligned-polysaccharide-substrates
#5
David J Lemon, Derek A Schutzman, Anthony G Garza
Biofilm-forming bacteria typically deposit a layer of polysaccharide on the surfaces they inhabit; hence, polysaccharide is their immediate environment on such surfaces. Previously, we showed that many biofilm-forming bacteria preferentially spread in the direction of aligned and densely packed polysaccharide fibers in compressed substrates, a behavior we referred to as polymertropism. This arrangement of polysaccharide fibers is likely to be similar to that found in the "slime" trails deposited by many biofilm-forming bacteria and would explain previous observations that bacteria tend to follow these trails of polysaccharide...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311080/mycobacterium-abscessus-smooth-and-rough-morpohotypes-form-antimicrobial-tolerant-biofilm-phenotypes-but-are-killed-by-acetic-acid
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Gillian Clary, Smitha Sasindran, Nathan Nesbitt, Laurel Mason, Sara Cole, Abul Azad, Karen McCoy, Larry S Schlesinger, Luanne Hall-Stoodley
Mycobacterium abscessus has emerged as an important pathogen in people with chronic inflammatory lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, and recent reports suggest that it may be transmissible by fomites. M. abscessus exhibits two major colony morphology variants: a smooth morphotype (MaSm ) and a rough morphotype (MaRg ). Biofilm formation, prolonged intracellular survival, and colony variant diversity can each contribute to the persistence of M. abscessus and other bacterial pathogens in chronic pulmonary diseases...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305985/mechanistic-studies-of-the-antibiofilm-activity-and-synergy-with-antibiotics-of-isosorbide-mononitrate
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Sayeed Hasan, Yassamin N S Albayaty, Benjamin Thierry, Clive A Prestidge, Nicky Thomas
The use of nitric oxide (NO), a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent, as an alternative strategy to combat bacterial biofilms has recently gained considerable momentum in light of the global threat of emerging antibiotic resistance. While previous NO-based anti-biofilm approaches were aimed at killing bacteria cells within biofilms, NO has also been recently identified as a key mediator of biofilm dispersal, causing the release of cells from the biofilm community. This is of great interest towards the design of more effective anti-biofilm strategies but further studies are warranted to validate this concept...
January 3, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303546/establishment-of-lcms-based-platform-for-discovery-of-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-signal-detection-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Manoj Kushwaha, Shreyans K Jain, Nisha Sharma, Vidushi Abrol, Sundeep Jaglan, Ram A Vishwakarma
Targeting the main three networking systems viz. Las, RhI and PQS via natural quenchers is a new ray of hope for combating the persistent behavior of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In the bacterial chemical vocabulary pyocyanin, N-AHLs and rhamnolipids are the main keywords, which are responsible for the social and nomadic behavior of P. aeruginosa. In the present work LCMS-based real-time qualitative and quantitative analysis of pyocyanin, green phenazine, N-AHLs, and rhamnolipids were performed. The quantitative analysis indicates that the production of pyocyanin and NHSLs increases with time while the production of rhamnolipids discontinued after 16 Hrs...
January 5, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273750/elimination-of-antibiotic-resistant-surgical-implant-biofilms-using-an-engineered-cationic-amphipathic-peptide-wlbu2
#9
Jonathan B Mandell, Berthony Deslouches, Ronald C Montelaro, Robert M Q Shanks, Yohei Doi, Kenneth L Urish
Antibiotics are unable to remove biofilms from surgical implants. This high antibiotic tolerance is related to bacterial persisters, a sub-population of bacteria phenotypically tolerant to antibiotics secondary to a reduced metabolic state. WLBU2 is an engineered cationic amphipathic peptide designed to maximize antimicrobial activity with minimal mammalian cell toxicity. The objective of this study was to test the ability of WLBU2 to remove Staphylococcus aureus surgical implant biofilms. WLBU2 effectively treated S...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235402/biofilm-related-disease
#10
Jose Luis Del Pozo
Biofilm formation represents a protected mode of growth that renders bacterial cells less susceptible to antimicrobials and to killing by host immune effector mechanisms and so enables the pathogens to survive in hostile environments and also to disperse and colonize new niches. Biofilm disease includes device-related infections, chronic infections in the absence of a foreign body, and even malfunction of medical devices. Areas covered: This review puts forward a new medical entity that represents a major public health issue, which we have named "biofilm-related disease"...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229527/surface-proteins-and-the-formation-of-biofilms-by-staphylococcus-aureus
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Sung Joon Kim, James Chang, Binayak Rimal, Hao Yang, Jacob Schaefer
Staphylococcus aureus biofilms pose a serious clinical threat as reservoirs for persistent infections. Despite this clinical significance, the composition and mechanism of formation of S. aureus biofilms are unknown. To address these problems, we used solid-state NMR to examine S. aureus (SA113), a strong biofilm-forming strain. We labeled whole cells and cell walls of planktonic cells, young biofilms formed for 12-24h after stationary phase, and more mature biofilms formed for up to 60h after stationary phase...
December 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213262/the-oxidative-stress-agent-hypochlorite-stimulates-c-di-gmp-synthesis-and-biofilm-formation-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Nikola Strempel, Michael Nusser, Anke Neidig, Gerald Brenner-Weiss, Joerg Overhage
The opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is able to survive under a variety of often harmful environmental conditions due to a multitude of intrinsic and adaptive resistance mechanisms, including biofilm formation as one important survival strategy. Here, we investigated the adaptation of P. aeruginosa PAO1 to hypochlorite (HClO), a phagocyte-derived host defense compound and frequently used disinfectant. In static biofilm assays, we observed a significant enhancement in initial cell attachment in the presence of sublethal HClO concentrations...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209305/unveiling-and-characterizing-early-bilateral-interactions-between-biofilm-and-the-mouse-innate-immune-system
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REVIEW
Christiane Forestier, Elisabeth Billard, Geneviève Milon, Pascale Gueirard
A very substantial progress has been made in our understanding of infectious diseases caused by invasive bacteria. Under their planktonic forms, bacteria transiently reside in the otherwise sterile mammal body tissues, as the physiological inflammation insures both their clearance and repair of any tissue damage. Yet, the bacteria prone to experience planktonic to biofilm developmental transition still need to be studied. Of note, sessile bacteria not only persist but also concur preventing the effectors and regulators of the physiological inflammation to operate...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187836/increased-adhesion-of-listeria-monocytogenes-strains-to-abiotic-surfaces-under-cold-stress
#14
Bo-Hyung Lee, Michel Hébraud, Thierry Bernardi
Food contamination by Listeria monocytogenes remains a major concern for some food processing chains, particularly for ready-to-eat foods, including processed foods. Bacterial adhesion on both biotic and abiotic surfaces is a source of contamination by pathogens that have become more tolerant or even persistent in food processing environments, including in the presence of adverse conditions such as cold and dehydration. The most distinct challenge that bacteria confront upon entry into food processing environments is the sudden downshift in temperature, and the resulting phenotypic effects are of interest...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187516/amyloid-like-%C3%AE-aggregates-as-force-sensitive-switches-in-fungal-biofilms-and-infections
#15
REVIEW
Peter N Lipke, Stephen A Klotz, Yves F Dufrene, Desmond N Jackson, Melissa C Garcia-Sherman
Cellular aggregation is an essential step in the formation of biofilms, which promote fungal survival and persistence in hosts. In many of the known yeast cell adhesion proteins, there are amino acid sequences predicted to form amyloid-like β-aggregates. These sequences mediate amyloid formation in vitro. In vivo, these sequences mediate a phase transition from a disordered state to a partially ordered state to create patches of adhesins on the cell surface. These β-aggregated protein patches are called adhesin nanodomains, and their presence greatly increases and strengthens cell-cell interactions in fungal cell aggregation...
March 2018: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186026/antimicrobial-activity-of-bee-venom-and-melittin-against-borrelia-burgdorferi
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Kayla M Socarras, Priyanka A S Theophilus, Jason P Torres, Khusali Gupta, Eva Sapi
Lyme disease is a tick-borne, multi-systemic disease, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Though antibiotics are used as a primary treatment, relapse often occurs after the discontinuation of antimicrobial agents. The reason for relapse remains unknown, however previous studies suggest the possible presence of antibiotic resistant Borrelia round bodies, persisters and attached biofilm forms. Thus, there is an urgent need to find antimicrobial agents suitable to eliminate all known forms of B. burgdorferi...
November 29, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167572/anti-psl-targeting-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-for-neutrophil-mediated-disruption
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Valerie A Ray, Preston J Hill, Kendall C Stover, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen, Li Yu, Daniel J Wozniak, Antonio DiGiandomenico
Bacterial biofilms are recalcitrant to antibiotic therapy and a major cause of persistent and recurrent infections. New antibody-based therapies may offer potential to target biofilm specific components for host-cell mediated bacterial clearance. For Pseudomonas aeruginosa, human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting the Psl biofilm exopolysaccharide exhibit protective activity against planktonic bacteria in acute infection models. However, anti-Psl mAb activity against P. aeruginosa biofilms is unknown. Here, we demonstrate that anti-Psl mAbs targeting three distinct Psl epitopes exhibit stratified binding in mature in vitro biofilms and bind Psl within the context of a chronic biofilm infection...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166860/msaabcr-operon-is-involved-in-persister-cell-formation-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
Gyan S Sahukhal, Shanti Pandey, Mohamed O Elasri
BACKGROUND: Persister cells comprise a phenotypic variant that shows extreme antibiotic tolerance resulting in treatment failures of bacterial infections. While this phenomenon has posed a great threat in public health, mechanisms underlying their formation in Staphylococcus aureus remain largely unknown. Increasing evidences of the presence of persister cells in recalcitrant infections underscores the great urgency to unravel the mechanism by which these cells develop. Previously, we characterized msaABCR operon that plays roles in regulation of virulence, biofilm development and antibiotic resistance...
November 22, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163440/nutrient-composition-promotes-switching-between-pellicle-and-bottom-biofilm-in-salmonella
#19
Sonia Paytubi, Cintia Cansado, Cristina Madrid, Carlos Balsalobre
Salmonella is one of the most frequently reported causes of foodborne illness worldwide. Non-typhoidal serovars cause gastroenteritis in humans. Salmonella can grow on surfaces forming biofilms, contributing to its persistence since biofilms are difficult to eradicate due to the high resistance to antimicrobials and disinfectants. It has been described that there are two crucial biofilm promoting factors in Salmonella: curli and cellulose. The expression of both factors is coordinately regulated by the transcriptional regulator CsgD...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163410/modeling-reveals-the-role-of-aging-and-glucose-uptake-impairment-in-l1a1-listeria-monocytogenes-biofilm-life-cycle
#20
Eva Balsa-Canto, Carlos Vilas, Alejandro López-Núñez, Maruxa Mosquera-Fernández, Romain Briandet, Marta L Cabo, Carlos Vázquez
Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen that can persist in food processing plants by forming biofilms on abiotic surfaces. The benefits that bacteria can gain from living in a biofilm, i.e., protection from environmental factors and tolerance to biocides, have been linked to the biofilm structure. Different L. monocytogenes strains build biofilms with diverse structures, and the underlying mechanisms for that diversity are not yet fully known. This work combines quantitative image analysis, cell counts, nutrient uptake data and mathematical modeling to provide a mechanistic insight into the dynamics of the structure of biofilms formed by L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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