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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042302/attenuation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quorum-sensing-virulence-and-biofilm-formation-by-extracts-of-andrographis-paniculata
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Malabika Banerjee, Soumitra Moulick, Kunal Kumar Bhattacharya, Debaprasad Parai, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
Quorum-sensing (QS) is known to play an essential role in regulation of virulence factors and toxins during Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection which may frequently cause antibiotic resistance and hostile outcomes of inflammatory injury. Therefore, it is an urgent need to search for a novel agent with low risk of resistance development that can target QS and inflammatory damage prevention as well. Andrographis paniculata, a herbaceous plant under the family Acanthaceae, native to Asian countries and also cultivated in Scandinavia and some parts of Europe, has a strong traditional usage with its known antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiviral and antioxidant properties...
October 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042186/bacterial-biofilm-and-associated-infections
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REVIEW
Muhsin Jamal, Wisal Ahmad, Saadia Andleeb, Fazal Jalil, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Tahir Hussain, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Atif Kamil
Microscopic entities, microorganisms that drastically affect human health need to be thoroughly investigated. A biofilm is an architectural colony of microorganisms, within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance that they produce. Biofilm contains microbial cells adherent to one-another and to a static surface (living or non-living). Bacterial biofilms are usually pathogenic in nature and can cause nosocomial infections. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed that among all microbial and chronic infections, 65% and 80%, respectively, are associated with biofilm formation...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040072/enterococci-populations-of-a-metropolitan-river-after-an-extreme-flood-event-prevalence-persistence-and-virulence-determinants
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Nicole M Masters, Aaron Wiegand, Jasmin M Thompson, Tara L Vollmerhausen, Eva Hatje, Mohammad Katouli
We investigated the prevalence, persistence and virulence determinants of enterococci populations in water samples collected over three rounds following an extreme flood event in a metropolitan river. Enterococci (n = 482) were typed using the high resolution biochemical fingerprinting method (PhP typing) and grouped into common (C) or single (S) biochemical phenotypes (BPTs). In all, 23 C-BPTs (72.6% of isolates) were found across the sites. A representative isolate of each C-BPT was identified to the species level and tested for the presence of seven virulence genes (VGs), biofilm formation and resistance to 14 antibiotics...
October 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039211/synergistic-effects-of-heat-and-antibiotics-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms
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Erica B Ricker, Eric Nuxoll
Upon formation of a biofilm, bacteria undergo several changes that prevent eradication with antimicrobials alone. Due to this resistance, the standard of care for infected medical implants is explantation of the infected implant and surrounding tissue, followed by eventual reimplantation of a replacement device. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of heat shock for biofilm eradication. To minimize the heat required for in situ biofilm eradication, this study investigated the hypothesis that antibiotics, while ineffective by themselves, may substantially increase heat shock efficacy...
October 17, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038256/thiol-starvation-induces-redox-mediated-dysregulation-of-escherichia-coli-biofilm-components
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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/29034850/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-variants-obtained-from-veterinary-clinical-samples-reveal-a-role-for-cyclic-di-gmp-in-biofilm-formation-and-colony-morphology
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Maria T Brock, Galya C Fedderly, Grace I Borlee, Michael M Russell, Liliana K Filipowska, Doreene R Hyatt, Ryan A Ferris, Bradley R Borlee
Overuse of antibiotics is contributing to an emerging antimicrobial resistance crisis. To better understand how bacteria adapt tolerance and resist antibiotic treatment, Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates obtained from infection sites sampled from companion animals were collected and evaluated for phenotypic differences. Selected pairs of clonal isolates were obtained from individual infection samples and were assessed for antibiotic susceptibility, cyclic di-GMP levels, biofilm production, motility and genetic-relatedness...
October 16, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027384/survey-for-correlation-between-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-determinants-in-a-collection-of-pathogenic-and-fecal-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates
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Fereshteh Saffari, Mohammad Sadegh Dalfardi, Shahla Mansouri, Roya Ahmadrajabi
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis is an opportunistic pathogen that causes most of the enterococcal infections. Among the different factors implicated in the pathogenesis of these organisms, biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance are the most important. The ability for biofilm formation has been attributed to the presence of some virulence genes. However, no definite correlation has been found. This study aimed to detect biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance patterns in E. faecalis isolates collected from clinical and fecal samples, and to investigate possible correlation between some virulence genes (esp, cyl, gelE) and biofilm formation...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025667/adhesion-forces-of-biofilms-developed-in-vitro-from-clinical-strains-of-skin-wounds
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Elizabeth Alvarado-Gomez, Mario Perez-Diaz, Donato Valdez-Perez, Jaime Ruiz-Garcia, Martin Magaña-Aquino, Gabriel Martinez-Castañon, Fidel Martinez-Gutierrez
A biofilm is a very complex consortium formed by a mix of different microorganisms, which have become an important health problem, because its formation is a resistance mechanism used by bacteria against antibiotics or the immune system. In this work, we show differences between some physicochemical properties of biofilms in mono- and multi-species, formed by bacteria from clinical samples of infected chronic wounds. Of the most prevalent bacteria in wounds, two mono- and one multi-species biofilms were developed in vitro by Drip Flow Reactor: one biofilm was developed by S...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022382/opposing-effect-of-lactobacillus-on-in-vitro-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-biofilm-and-in-an-in-vivo-intestinal-colonisation-model
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R Lagrafeuille, S Miquel, D Balestrino, M Vareille-Delarbre, F Chain, P Langella, C Forestier
Beneficial bacteria represent potential sources of therapy, particularly in the battle against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The Gram-negative bacillus Klebsiella pneumoniae is not only a paradigm of multi-resistant opportunistic pathogen, but it is also able to colonise the human intestine and displays a high capacity to form biofilm. In this study, the anti-biofilm activity of 140 neutralised Lactobacillus supernatants was assessed against K. pneumoniae. Among the 13 strains whose supernatant significantly impaired biofilm formation, Lactobacillus plantarum CIRM653 was selected because it was also able to impair K...
October 12, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021784/synthetic-peptides-to-target-stringent-response-controlled-virulence-in-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-murine-cutaneous-infection-model
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Daniel Pletzer, Heidi Wolfmeier, Manjeet Bains, Robert E W Hancock
Microorganisms continuously monitor their surroundings and adaptively respond to environmental cues. One way to cope with various stress-related situations is through the activation of the stringent stress response pathway. In Pseudomonas aeruginosa this pathway is controlled and coordinated by the activity of the RelA and SpoT enzymes that metabolize the small nucleotide secondary messenger molecule (p)ppGpp. Intracellular ppGpp concentrations are crucial in mediating adaptive responses and virulence. Targeting this cellular stress response has recently been the focus of an alternative approach to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018422/novel-aggregation-promoting-factor-agge-contributes-to-the-probiotic-properties-of-enterococcus-faecium-bggo9-28
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Katarina Veljović, Nikola Popović, Marija Miljković, Maja Tolinački, Amarela Terzić-Vidojević, Milan Kojić
The understanding of mechanisms of interactions between various bacterial cell surface proteins and host receptors has become imperative for the study of the health promoting features of probiotic enterococci. This study, for the first time, describes a novel enterococcal aggregation protein, AggE, from Enterococcus faecium BGGO9-28, selected from a laboratory collection of enterococcal isolates with auto-aggregation phenotypes. Among them, En. faecium BGGO9-28 showed the strongest auto-aggregation, adhesion to components of ECM and biofilm formation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018421/himar1-transposon-for-efficient-random-mutagenesis-in-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans
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Qinfeng Ding, Kai Soo Tan
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is the primary etiological agent of aggressive periodontal disease. Identification of novel virulence factors at the genome-wide level is hindered by lack of efficient genetic tools to perform mutagenesis in this organism. The Himar1 mariner transposon is known to yield a random distribution of insertions in an organism's genome with requirement for only a TA dinucleotide target and is independent of host-specific factors. However, the utility of this system in A. actinomycetemcomitans is unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993457/the-electron-transport-chain-sensitises-staphylococcus-aureus-and-enterococcus-faecalis-to-the-oxidative-burst
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Kimberley L Painter, Alex Hall, Kam Pou Ha, Andrew M Edwards
Small colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus typically lack a functional electron transport chain and cannot produce virulence factors such as leukocidins, hemolysins or the anti-oxidant staphyloxanthin. Despite this, SCVs are associated with persistent infections of the bloodstream, bones and prosthetic devices. The survival of SCVs in the host has been ascribed to intracellular residency, biofilm formation and resistance to antibiotics. However, the ability of SCVs to resist host defences is largely uncharacterised...
October 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986371/genotypic-and-phenotypic-characteristics-in-association-with-biofilm-formation-in-different-pathotypes-of-human-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates
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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/28983655/mechanistic-understanding-of-phenyllactic-acid-mediated-inhibition-of-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-development-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Maitrayee Chatterjee, Sharon D'Morris, Vinod Paul, Sruthi Warrier, Anil Kumar Vasudevan, Muralidharan Vanuopadath, Sudarslal Sadasivan Nair, Bindhu Paul-Prasanth, C Gopi Mohan, Raja Biswas
Pseudomonas aeruginosa depends on its quorum sensing (QS) system for its virulence factors' production and biofilm formation. Biofilms of P. aeruginosa on the surface of indwelling catheters are often resistant to antibiotic therapy. Alternative approaches that employ QS inhibitors alone or in combination with antibiotics are being developed to tackle P. aeruginosa infections. Here, we have studied the mechanism of action of 3-Phenyllactic acid (PLA), a QS inhibitory compound produced by Lactobacillus species, against P...
October 5, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980415/carvacrol-rich-oregano-oil-and-thymol-rich-thyme-red-oil-inhibit-biofilm-formation-and-the-virulence-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Jin-Hyung Lee, Yong-Guy Kim, Jintae Lee
AIMS: Urinary tract infections are caused primarily by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), and indwelling catheters are usually colonized by UPEC biofilms tolerant to common antibiotics. Hence, UPEC biofilms pose a substantial challenge, and there is an urgent need for effective control strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 79 essential oils were screened for antibiofilm ability against UPEC. Components of active oils were identified, and their antibiofilm activities were also investigated using 96-well plates with crystal violet assay, scanning electron microscopy, and confocal laser scanning microscopy...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974743/targeting-the-alternative-sigma-factor-rpon-to-combat-virulence-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Megan G Lloyd, Benjamin R Lundgren, Clayton W Hall, Luke B-P Gagnon, Thien-Fah Mah, Jennifer F Moffat, Christopher T Nomura
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative, opportunistic pathogen that infects immunocompromised and cystic fibrosis patients. Treatment is difficult due to antibiotic resistance, and new antimicrobials are needed to treat infections. The alternative sigma factor 54 (σ(54), RpoN), regulates many virulence-associated genes. Thus, we evaluated inhibition of virulence in P. aeruginosa by a designed peptide (RpoN molecular roadblock, RpoN*) which binds specifically to RpoN consensus promoters. We expected that RpoN* binding to its consensus promoter sites would repress gene expression and thus virulence by blocking RpoN and/or other transcription factors...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971508/current-review-the-rise-of-bacteriophage-as-a-unique-therapeutic-platform-in-treating-peri-prosthetic-joint-infections
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REVIEW
Zarique Z Akanda, Mariam Taha, Hesham Abdelbary
Peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most serious and dreaded complications after total joint replacement (TJR). Due to an aging population and the constant rise in demand for TJR, the incidence of PJI is also increasing. Successful treatment of PJI is challenging and is associated with high failure rates. One of the main causes for treatment failure is bacterial biofilm formation on implant surfaces and the adherence of biofilm bacteria on tissue and bone next to the implant. Biofilms are protective shields to bacterial cells and possess many unique properties that leads to antibiotic resistance...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970736/comment-on-effect-of-biofilm-formation-by-clinical-isolates-of-helicobacter-pylori-on-the-efflux-mediated-resistance-to-commonly-used-antibiotics
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COMMENT
Evangelos I Kazakos, Nick Dorrell, Stergios A Polyzos, Georgia Deretzi, Jannis Kountouras
Attaran et al([1]) have recently shown that decreased susceptibility of established Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) biofilms to specific antibiotics, was associated with the overtly enhanced transcription of two efflux pump genes, hp1165 and hefA, involved in specific resistance to tetracycline and multiple antibiotics, respectively. Apart from antibiotic exposure, secretion of multiple antimicrobial peptides, such as human β-defensins (hβDs), by the gastric epithelium upon Hp challenge, may act as early triggering events that positively impact biofilm formation and thus, antibiotic resistance...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965241/the-ax21-protein-influences-virulence-and-biofilm-formation-in-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia
#20
Shi-Qi An, Ji-Liang Tang
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative pathogen, which is associated with hospital-acquired infection. The genome encodes a protein highly related to the Ax21 protein of Xanthomonas oryzae that is implicated in interactions of this plant pathogen with rice. Here, we report on the pleiotropic nature of ax21 mutation in S. maltophilia and the effects of addition of the Ax21 protein on the restoration of the wild-type phenotype. We show that loss by mutation of Ax21 leads to reduced motility, reduced biofilm formation, reduced tolerance to the antibiotic tobramycin and reduced virulence to larvae of Galleria mellonella, as well as alteration in the expression of specific genes associated with virulence or antibiotic resistance...
September 30, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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