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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549926/comparison-of-biofilm-formation-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-human-and-environmental-isolates
#1
Sayyad Gholami, Mohammad Tabatabaei, Nasrollah Sohrabi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen especially in patients with underlying diseases such as cyctic fibrosis and has been established as a model organism to study bacterial biofilm formation. The aim of this study was to compare the biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance in human and environmental P. aeruginosa isolates. Numbers of positive samples for algD and algU genes in human samples were 98% and the positive samples for algD and algU genes in the environmental samples were 80% and 70%, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548604/quorum-sensing-systems-in-the-plant-growth-promoting-bacterium-paraburkholderia-phytofirmans-psjn-exhibit-cross-regulation-and-are-involved-in-biofilm-formation
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Ana Zúñiga, Raúl A Donoso, Daniela Ruiz, Gonzalo A Ruz, Bernardo González
Quorum-sensing systems play important roles in host colonization and host establishment of Burkholderiales species. Beneficial Paraburkholderia species share a conserved quorum-sensing (QS) system, designated BraI/R, that controls different phenotypes. In this context, the plant growth-promoting bacterium Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN possesses two different homoserine lactone QS systems BpI.1/R.1 and BpI.2/R.2 (BraI/R-like QS system). The BpI.1/R.1 QS system was previously reported to be important to colonize and produce beneficial effects in Arabidopsis thaliana plants...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543785/phenotypic-and-genotypic-characteristics-of-candida-albicans-isolates-from-bloodstream-and-mucosal-infections
#3
Marina Mandelblat, Michael Frenkel, Darren Abbey, Ronen Ben Ami, Judith Berman, Esther Segal
The interaction of Candida albicans with the host is of a complex nature involving fungal factors and host's response. In this study, we concentrated on the phenotypic expression of virulence attributes and genotypic characteristics of C. albicans isolates from two distinct clinical entities of candidiasis-blood stream and vaginal infections, and the possible role of these factors. Hence, we conducted a comparative in vitro assessment of virulence characteristics, including adhesion to epithelial cells and HaCat cell line, biofilm formation, aspartic proteinases and phospholipase activity of 20 C...
May 22, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536559/new-functions-and-subcellular-localization-patterns-of-c-di-gmp-components-ggdef-domain-proteins-in-b-subtilis
#4
Patricia Bedrunka, Peter L Graumann
The universal and pleiotropic cyclic dinucleotide second messenger c-di-GMP is most prominently known to inversely regulate planktonic and sessile lifestyles of Gram-negative species. In the Gram-positive model organism Bacillus subtilis, intracellular c-di-GMP levels are modulated by a concise set of three diguanylate cylases (DgcK, DgcP, DgcW) and one phosphodiesterase (PdeH). Two recent studies have reported the negative influence of the c-di-GMP receptor DgrA (PilZ domain protein) on swarming motility indicating a conserved role of this second messenger across the bacterial domain...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535043/identification-and-quantification-of-acylated-homoserine-lactones-in-shewanella-baltica-the-specific-spoilage-organism-of-pseudosciaena-crocea-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
#5
Yanbo Wang, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Chong Wang, Linglin Fu, Yanyao Yi, Yan Zhang
Bacteria communicate with one another using chemical signal molecules called autoinducers, and the most prevalent autoinducers used by Gram-negative bacteria are N-acylated homoserine lactones (AHLs). However, AHLs are hardly detected in Shewanella baltica, the specific spoilage organism of Pseudosciaena crocea. In this study, we applied ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS) to determine AHLs. This method enabled the quantification of up to 11 AHLs within 5...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532976/microbiological-problems-and-biofilms-associated-with-mycobacterium-chimaera-in-heater-cooler-units-used-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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J Walker, G Moore, S Collins, S Parks, M I Garvey, T Lamagni, G Smith, L Dawkin, S Goldenberg, M Chand
The role of heater-cooler units (HCUs) in the transmission of Mycobacterium chimaera during open heart surgery has been recognized since 2013. Subsequent investigations uncovered a remarkable global outbreak reflecting the wide distribution of implicated devices. HCUs are an essential component of cardiopulmonary bypass operations and their withdrawal would severely affect capacity for life-saving cardiac surgery. However, studies have demonstrated that many HCUs are contaminated with a wide range of micro-organisms, including M...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532029/surfactin-loaded-polyvinyl-alcohol-pva-nanofibers-alters-adhesion-of-listeria-monocytogenes-to-polystyrene
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J J Ahire, D D Robertson, A J van Reenen, L M T Dicks
Surfactin-loaded polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofibers were spun using gravity electrospinning. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed that nanofibers spun with surfactin are free from bead formation and uniform in diameter. The average nanofiber diameters were decreased (273±39nm, 259±39nm and 217±33nm) with increasing levels of surfactin (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%, w/v) into PVA (10%, w/v). The 10% (w/v) PVA had average fiber diameter of 303±33nm. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis showed that fibers spun with surfactin are not smooth as PVA fibers...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517238/flen-and-fleq-play-a-synergistic-role-in-regulating-lapa-and-bcs-operons-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
#8
Hailing Nie, Yujie Xiao, Huizhong Liu, Jinzhi He, Wenli Chen, Qiaoyun Huang
FleN generally functions as an antagonist of FleQ in regulating flagellar genes and biofilm matrix related genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here we found that in Pseudomonas putida KT2440, FleN and FleQ play a synergistic role in regulating two biofilm matrix coding operons, lapA and bcs. FleN deletion decreased transcription of lapA and increased transcription of bcs operon, the same trend was observed in fleQ deletion mutant before. In vitro experiments showed that FleN promoted binding of FleQ to the lapA/bcs promoter DNA especially in the presence of ATP...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515790/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-genetic-features-related-to-the-virulence-of-bacillus-cereus-forc_013
#9
Hyun-Jin Koo, Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Suyeon Kim, Kwondo Kim, Sangryeol Ryu, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Bacillus cereus is well known as a gastrointestinal pathogen that causes food-borne illness. In the present study, we sequenced the complete genome of B. cereus FORC_013 isolated from fried eel in South Korea. To extend our understanding of the genomic characteristics of FORC_013, we conducted a comparative analysis with the published genomes of other B. cereus strains. RESULTS: We fully assembled the single circular chromosome (5,418,913 bp) and one plasmid (259,749 bp); 5511 open reading frames (ORFs) and 283 ORFs were predicted for the chromosome and plasmid, respectively...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511041/biofilm-formation-and-granule-properties-in-anaerobic-digestion-at-high-salinity
#10
M C Gagliano, S B Ismail, A J M Stams, C M Plugge, H Temmink, J B Van Lier
For the anaerobic biological treatment of saline wastewater, Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is currently a possibility, even though elevated salt concentrations can be a major obstacle. Anaerobic consortia and especially methanogenic archaea are very sensitive to fluctuations in salinity. When working with Upflow Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB) technology, in which the microorganisms are aggregated and retained in the system as a granular biofilm, high sodium concentration negatively affects aggregation and consequently process performances...
May 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507063/the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mmpl11-cell-wall-lipid-transporter-is-important-for-biofilm-formation-intracellular-growth-and-non-replicating-persistence
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Catherine C Wright, Fong Fu Hsu, Eusondia Arnett, Jennifer L Dunaj, Patrick M Davidson, Sophia A Pacheco, Melanie J Harriff, David M Lewinsohn, Larry S Schlesinger, Georgiana E Purdy
The mycobacterial cell wall is crucial to the host-pathogen interface since it provides a barrier against antibiotics and the host immune response. In addition, cell wall lipids are mycobacterial virulence factors. The mycobacterial membrane protein large (MmpL) proteins are cell wall lipid transporters that are important for basic mycobacterial physiology and M. tuberculosis pathogenesis. MmpL3 and MmpL11 are conserved across pathogenic and nonpathogenic mycobacteria, consistent with an important role in the basic physiology of the bacterium...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503167/the-impact-of-space-flight-on-survival-and-interaction-of-cupriavidus-metallidurans-ch34-with-basalt-a-volcanic-moon-analog-rock
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Bo Byloos, Ilse Coninx, Olivier Van Hoey, Charles Cockell, Natasha Nicholson, Vyacheslav Ilyin, Rob Van Houdt, Nico Boon, Natalie Leys
Microbe-mineral interactions have become of interest for space exploration as microorganisms could be used to biomine from extra-terrestrial material and extract elements useful as micronutrients in life support systems. This research aimed to identify the impact of space flight on the long-term survival of Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 in mineral water and the interaction with basalt, a lunar-type rock in preparation for the ESA spaceflight experiment, BIOROCK. Therefore, C. metallidurans CH34 cells were suspended in mineral water supplemented with or without crushed basalt and send for 3 months on board the Russian FOTON-M4 capsule...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501989/negative-control-of-candida-albicans-filamentation-associated-gene-expression-by-essential-protein-kinase-gene-kin28
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C A Woolford, K Lagree, T Aleynikov, A P Mitchell
The fungus Candida albicans can grow as either yeast or filaments, which include hyphae and pseudohyphae, depending on environmental conditions. Filamentous growth is of particular interest because it is required for biofilm formation and for pathogenesis. Environmentally induced filamentous growth is associated with expression of filamentation-associated genes, and both filamentous growth and associated gene expression depend upon several well-characterized transcription factors. Surprisingly, strains with reduced expression of many essential genes display filamentous growth under non-inducing conditions-those in which the wild type grows as yeast...
May 13, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500705/integration-of-temperature-and-blue-light-sensing-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-through-the-blsa-sensor
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Inés Abatedaga, Lorena Valle, Adrián E Golic, Gabriela L Müller, Matías Cabruja, Faustino E Morán Vieyra, Paula C Jaime, María Alejandra Mussi, Claudio D Borsarelli
BlsA is a BLUF photoreceptor present in Acinetobacter baumannii, responsible for modulation of motility, biofilm formation and virulence by light. In this work, we have combined physiological and biophysical evidences to begin to understand the basis of the differential photoregulation observed as a function of temperature. Indeed, we show that blsA expression is reduced at 37°C, which correlates with negligible photoreceptor levels in the cells, likely accounting for absence of photoregulation at this temperature...
May 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497950/deamidation-slows-curli-amyloid-protein-aggregation
#15
Hanliu Wang, Qin Shu, Carl Frieden, Michael L Gross
Non-enzymatic deamidation of asparagine and glutamine in peptides and proteins is a frequent modification both in vivo and in vitro. The biological effect is not completely understood, but it is often associated with protein degradation and loss of biological function. Here we describe the deamidation of CsgA, the major protein subunit of curli, which are important proteinaceous components of biofilms. CsgA has a high content of Asn and Gln, a feature seen in other proteins that self-aggregate. We have implemented an approach to monitor deamidation rapidly by following the globally centroid mass shift, providing guidance for studies at the residue level...
May 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493885/genotypic-and-phenotypic-diversity-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-clinical-isolates-their-comparison-with-strain-gg-and-their-recognition-by-complement-system
#16
Eija Nissilä, François P Douillard, Jarmo Ritari, Lars Paulin, Hanna M Järvinen, Pia Rasinkangas, Karita Haapasalo, Seppo Meri, Hanna Jarva, Willem M de Vos
Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains are ubiquitous in fermented foods, and in the human body where they are commensals naturally present in the normal microbiota composition of gut, vagina and skin. However, in some cases, Lactobacillus spp. have been implicated in bacteremia. The aim of the study was to examine the genomic and immunological properties of 16 clinical blood isolates of L. rhamnosus and to compare them to the well-studied L. rhamnosus probiotic strain GG. Blood cultures from bacteremic patients were collected at the Helsinki University Hospital laboratory in 2005-2011 and L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493157/determination-of-the-biofilm-production-capacities-and-characteristics-of-members-belonging-to-bacillaceae-family
#17
Arzu Coleri Cihan, Basar Karaca, Beste Piril Ozel, Tugba Kilic
The biofilm characteristics of many endospore-forming bacilli, especially the thermophiles are still unclear. In this study, a detailed identification and description of biofilm production characteristics of totally 145 isolates and reference strains belonging to Bacillaceae family, displaying thermophilic (n = 115), facultative thermophilic (n = 24) and mesophilic (n = 6) growth from genera Anoxybacillus, Geobacillus, Thermolongibacillus, Aeribacillus, Brevibacillus, Paenibacillus and Bacillus were presented...
June 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487993/acinetobacter%C3%A2-baumannii-quorum-sensing-signalling-molecule-induces-the-expression-of-drug-resistance-genes
#18
Yi Dou, Fei Song, Feng Guo, Zengding Zhou, Cailian Zhu, Jun Xiang, Jingning Huan
Quorum-sensing signalling molecules such as N‑acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) enable certain Gram‑negative bacteria to respond to environmental changes through behaviours, such as biofilm formation and flagellar movement. The present study aimed to identify Acinetobacter baumannii AHLs and assess their influence on antibiotic resistance. A clinical isolate of A. baumannii strain S (AbS) was collected from the wound of a burn patient and high‑performance liquid chromatography and tandem quadrupole or quadrupole time‑of‑flight high‑resolution mass spectrometry was used to identify AbS AHLs...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487780/biofilm-analysis-of-retrieved-dental-implants-after-different-peri-implantitis-treatments
#19
Thaise C Geremias, Juan F D Montero, Ricardo de Souza Magini, Guenther Schuldt Filho, Edival Barreto de Magalhães, Marco A Bianchini
The aim of the current study was to analyse the planktonic growth of Streptococcus mutans on the surfaces of three implants retrieved after three different peri-implantitis treatments. Three implants from a male patient with high levels of bone loss were treated by mechanical debridement, chemical decontamination, and implantoplasty. After 4 months of follow-up, the implants were removed. The growth and biofilm formation were measured by spectrophotometry (OD630 nm) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), after 48 hours of incubation...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484042/a-proteomic-signature-of-dormancy-in-an-actinobacterium-micrococcus-luteus
#20
Sujina Mali, Morgan Mitchell, Spencer Havis, Abiodun Bodunrin, Jonathan Rangel, Gabriella Olson, William R Widger, Steven J Bark
Dormancy is a protective state where diverse bacteria including M. tuberculosis, S. aureus, T. pallidum (syphilis), and B. burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) curtail metabolic activity to survive external stresses including antibiotics. Evidence suggests dormancy consists of a continuum of interrelated states including viable but nonculturable (VBNC) and persistence states. VBNC and persistence contribute to antibiotic tolerance, reemergence from latent infections, and even quorum sensing and biofilm formation. Previous studies indicate that the protein mechanisms regulating persistence and VBNC states are not well understood...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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