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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160206/an-orphan-cbb3-type-cytochrome-oxidase-subunit-supports-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-growth-and-virulence
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Jeanyoung Jo, Krista L Cortez, William Cole Cornell, Alexa Price-Whelan, Lars Ep Dietrich
Hypoxia is a common challenge faced by bacteria during associations with hosts due in part to the formation of densely packed communities (biofilms). cbb3-type cytochrome c oxidases, which catalyze the terminal step in respiration and have a high affinity for oxygen, have been linked to bacterial pathogenesis. The pseudomonads are unusual in that they often contain multiple full and partial (i.e. 'orphan') operons for cbb3-type oxidases and oxidase subunits. Here, we describe a unique role for the orphan catalytic subunit CcoN4 in colony biofilm development and respiration in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14...
November 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159172/examining-the-link-between-biofilm-formation-and-the-ability-of-pathogenic-salmonella-strains-to-colonize-multiple-host-species
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Keith D MacKenzie, Melissa B Palmer, Wolfgang L Köster, Aaron P White
Salmonella are important pathogens worldwide and a predominant number of human infections are zoonotic in nature. The ability of strains to form biofilms, which is a multicellular behavior characterized by the aggregation of cells, is predicted to be a conserved strategy for increased persistence and survival. It may also contribute to the increasing number of infections caused by ingestion of contaminated fruits and vegetables. There is a correlation between biofilm formation and the ability of strains to colonize and replicate within the intestines of multiple host species...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158706/comparative-study-of-free-and-liposome-entrapped-chloramphenicol-against-biofilms-of-potentially-pathogenic-bacteria-isolated-from-cooling-towers
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Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza, Daniel Lucas Soares, Vera Lúcia Dos Santos
This study aimed to investigate for the first time the in vitro antibiofilm effectiveness of two chloramphenicol liposome formulations against biofilms of potentially pathogenic bacteria associated to corrosion isolated from the water of cooling towers from a Brazilian industry. Antibiofilm assays with liposomes were performed in 96-wells microtiter plates, and data was compared to free chloramphenicol treatment. Chloramphenicol-loaded liposomes were successfully produced using the dehydration-rehydration method, with vesicle diameters of 131 nm (100 nm membrane extrusion) and 182 nm (200 nm membrane extrusion) assessed by dynamic light scattering...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156349/biopolymer-gelatin-coated-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-showed-high-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-anti-angiogenic-activity
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Mani Divya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Muthukumar Abinaya, Sekar Vijayakumar, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The use of natural polymers in drug design plays an important role in biomedical applications. Combinations of nanoparticles (NPs) and biopolymers have been shown to be useful for many purposes. This study focused on gelatin-coated zinc oxide NPs synthesized by co-precipitation. The particles were characterized by UV-Vis spectrum, showing a main peak at 375nm. The stability and crystalline nature of the particles was evaluated by Zeta potential and X-ray diffraction analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) revealed the possible functional groups of Ge-ZnO NPs, with strong bands at 3851, 3447, and 2923cm(-1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155399/green-synthesis-of-anisotropic-gold-nanoparticles-using-hordenine-and-their-antibiofilm-efficacy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#5
Jobina Rajkumari, Himani Meena, Muralitharan Gangatharan, Siddhardha Busi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a notorious pathogen that causes biofilm aided infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and burn wounds, resulting in significant mortality in immunocompromised individuals. This study reports a novel one-step biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using phytocompound, hordenine (HD), as a reducing and capping agent. The synthesis of the anisotropic hordenine-fabricated gold nanoparticles (HD-AuNPs) with an average particle size of 136.87 nm was achieved within 12 h of incubation at room temperature...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153063/-investigation-of-various-virulence-factors-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-nosocomial-infections
#6
Halit Kuş, Uğur Arslan, Hatice Türk Dağı, Duygu Fındık
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that commonly affects immunosuppressed patients and causes nosocomial infections. K.pneumoniae has a variety of virulence factors, especially capsule polysaccharide, hypermucoviscosity (HV), fimbriae, toxins and determinants for iron acquisition. The aim of this study was to detect the virulence factors in K.pneumoniae strains isolated from nosocomial infections in two years. Fifty three K.pneumoniae strains isolated from the samples of patients with nosocomial infections in the Medical Microbiology Laboratory of Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine Hospital between 2011 and 2013 were included in the study...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152581/the-candida-albicans-tor-activating-gtpases-gtr1-and-rhb1-coregulate-starvation-responses-and-biofilm-formation
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Peter R Flanagan, Ning-Ning Liu, Darren J Fitzpatrick, Karsten Hokamp, Julia R Köhler, Gary P Moran
Target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) is an essential regulator of metabolism in eukaryotic cells and in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans regulates morphogenesis and nitrogen acquisition. Gtr1 encodes a highly conserved GTPase that in Saccharomyces cerevisiae regulates nitrogen sensing and TORC1 activation. Here, we characterize the role of C. albicans GTR1 in TORC1 activation and compare it with the previously characterized GTPase Rhb1. A homozygous gtr1/gtr1 mutant exhibited impaired TORC1-mediated phosphorylation of ribosomal protein S6 and increased susceptibility to rapamycin...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152579/streptococcus-pneumoniae-tigr4-phase-locked-opacity-variants-differ-in-virulence-phenotypes
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Melissa B Oliver, Ankita Basu Roy, Ranjit Kumar, Elliot J Lefkowitz, W Edward Swords
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a leading human pathogen that can cause serious localized and invasive diseases. Pneumococci can undergo a spontaneous and reversible phase variation that is reflected in colony opacity and which allows the population to adapt to different host environments. Generally, transparent variants are adapted for nasopharyngeal colonization, whereas opaque variants are associated with invasive disease. In recent work, colony phase variation was shown to occur by means of recombination events to generate multiple alleles of the hsdS targeting domain of a DNA methylase complex, which mediates epigenetic changes in gene expression...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152577/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contact-dependent-growth-inhibition-plays-dual-role-in-host-pathogen-interactions
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Jeffrey A Melvin, Jordan R Gaston, Shawn N Phillips, Michael J Springer, Christopher W Marshall, Robert M Q Shanks, Jennifer M Bomberger
Microorganisms exist in a diverse ecosystem and have evolved many different mechanisms for sensing and influencing the polymicrobial environment around them, utilizing both diffusible and contact-dependent signals. Contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) is one such communication system employed by Gram-negative bacteria. In addition to CDI mediation of growth inhibition, recent studies have demonstrated CDI-mediated control of communal behaviors such as biofilm formation. We postulated that CDI may therefore play an active role in host-pathogen interactions, allowing invading strains to establish themselves at polymicrobial mucosal interfaces through competitive interactions while simultaneously facilitating pathogenic capabilities via CDI-mediated signaling...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151649/role-of-the-toxr-gene-from-fish-pathogen-vibiro-alginolyticus-in-the-physiology-and-virulence
#10
Shuanghu Cai, Haiyan Cheng, Huanying Pang, Yishan Lu, Jichan Jian
A mutant strain of Vibiro alginolyticus with an in-frame deletion of the toxR gene was constructed to reveal the role of ToxR in the physiology and virulence of V. alginolyticus. The statistical analysis showed no significant difference in the growth ability, swarming motility, activity of extracellular protease and the virulence by injection (the value of LD50) between the wild-type and the toxR mutant. However, the deletion of toxR could decrease the level of biofilm formation. The comparative proteomic analysis demonstrated the deletion mutation of toxR could up-regulate the expression of glutamine synthetase and levansucrase, and down-regulate the expression of 10 proteins such as OmpU, DnaK, etc...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146500/motility-biofilm-formation-apoptotic-effect-and-virulence-gene-expression-of-atypical-salmonella-typhimurium-outside-and-inside-caco-2-cells
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Ibtissem Chakroun, Abdelkarim Mahdhi, Patricia Morcillo, Hector Cordero, Alberto Cuesta, Amina Bakhrouf, Kacem Mahdouani, M Ángeles Esteban
Disease outbreaks related to waterborne pathogen contamination throughout the world as well as challenges that lie ahead for addressing persistent infection are of renewed interest. In this research, we studied the effects of prolonged exposure of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to the cues encountered in the extracellular environment particularly in seawater microcosm on bacterial virulence and subsequent infection in Caco-2 cells. Our data show a significant difference in biofilm formation, swimming and swarming motilities between normal and stressed cells of S...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145795/use-of-immunohistochemistry-to-demonstrate-in-vivo-expression-of-the-burkholderia-mallei-virulence-factor-bpab-during-experimental-glanders
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Shawn M Zimmerman, Mackenzie E Long, Jeremy S Dyke, Tomislav P Jelesijevic, Frank Michel, Eric R Lafontaine, Robert J Hogan
Burkholderia mallei causes the highly contagious and debilitating zoonosis glanders, which infects via inhalation or percutaneous inoculation and often culminates in life-threatening pneumonia and sepsis. In humans, glanders is difficult to diagnose and requires prolonged antibiotic therapy with low success rates. No vaccine exists to protect against B. mallei, and there is concern regarding its use as a bioweapon. The authors previously identified the protein BpaB as a potential target for devising therapies due to its role in adherence to host cells and the formation of biofilms in vitro and its contribution to pathogenicity in a mouse model of glanders...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145445/a-new-approach-by-optical-coherence-tomography-for-elucidating-biofilm-formation-by-emergent-candida-species
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Melyna Chaves Leite de Andrade, Marcos Andre Soares de Oliveira, Franz de Assis Graciano Dos Santos, Pamella de Brito Ximenes Vilela, Michellangelo Nunes da Silva, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima Neto, Henrique Jonh Pereira Neves, Ildnay de Souza Lima Brandão, Guilherme Maranhão Chaves, Renato Evangelista de Araujo, Rejane Pereira Neves
The majority of microorganisms present a community lifestyle, establishing biofilm ecosystems. However, little is known about its formation in emergent Candida species involved in catheter-related infections. Thus, various techniques may be used in the biofilm detection to elucidate structure and clinical impact. In this context, we report the ability of emergent Candida species (Candida haemulonii, C. lusitaniae, C. pelliculosa, C.guilliermondii, C. famata and C. ciferrii) on developing well structured biofilms with cell viability and architecture, using optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142288/identification-of-small-rnas-abundant-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-biofilms-reveal-putative-regulators-with-a-potential-role-in-carbon-and-iron-metabolism
#14
Andrea Sass, Sanne Kiekens, Tom Coenye
Small RNAs play a regulatory role in many central metabolic processes of bacteria, as well as in developmental processes such as biofilm formation. Small RNAs of Burkholderia cenocepacia, an opportunistic pathogenic beta-proteobacterium, are to date not well characterised. To address that, we performed genome-wide transcriptome structure analysis of biofilm grown B. cenocepacia J2315. 41 unannotated short transcripts were identified in intergenic regions of the B. cenocepacia genome. 15 of these short transcripts, highly abundant in biofilms, widely conserved in Burkholderia sp...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139623/extracellular-proteinases-of-candida-species-pathogenic-yeasts
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Maria Rapala-Kozik, Oliwia Bochenska, Dorota Zajac, Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Mariusz Gogol, Marcin Zawrotniak, Andrzej Kozik
The increased incidence of severe disseminated infections caused by opportunistic yeast-like fungi Candida spp. highlights the urgent need for research into the major virulence factors of these pathogens - extracellular aspartic proteinases of the candidapepsin and yapsin families. Classically, these enzymes were considered to be generally destructive factors that damage host tissues and provide nutrients for pathogen propagation. However, in recent decades, novel and more specific functions have been suggested for extracellular candidal proteinases...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139571/human-prosthetic-joint-infections-are-associated-with-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-mdscs-implications-for-infection-persistence
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Cortney E Heim, Debbie Vidlak, Jessica Odvody, Curtis W Hartman, Kevin L Garvin, Tammy Kielian
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication of joint arthroplasty surgery typified by biofilm formation. Currently, mechanisms whereby biofilms persist and evade immune-mediated clearance in immune competent patients remain largely ill-defined. Therefore, the current study characterized leukocyte infiltrates and inflammatory mediator expression in tissues from patients with PJI compared to aseptic loosening. CD33(+) HLA-DR(-) CD66b(+) CD14(-/low) granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (G-MDSCs) were the predominant leukocyte population at sites of human PJI compared to aseptic tissues...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138082/synthesis-of-chitosan-alginate-microspheres-with-high-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activity-against-multi-drug-resistant-microbial-pathogens
#17
Rajagopalan Thaya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Jeyachandran Sivakamavalli, Arokiadhas Iswarya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Mohammed N Al-Anbr, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The successful treatment of multi-drug resistant microbial pathogens represents a major challenge for public health management. Here, chitosan-alginate (CS/ALG) microspheres with narrow size distribution were fabricated by ionically cross linking method using Ca(2+) ions as agents for polymer solidification. The physicochemical properties of CS/ALG microspheres, such as surface morphology and size, were studied by SEM. The functional group interactions were confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
November 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135948/effect-of-a-lactobacillus-salivarius-probiotic-on-a-double-species-streptococcus-mutans-and-candida-albicans-caries-biofilm
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Wirginia Krzyściak, Dorota Kościelniak, Monika Papież, Palina Vyhouskaya, Katarzyna Zagórska-Świeży, Iwona Kołodziej, Beata Bystrowska, Anna Jurczak
The aim of the study was to evaluate the anti-cariogenic effects of Lactobacillus salivarius by reducing pathogenic species and biofilm mass in a double-species biofilm model. Coexistence of S. mutans with C. albicans can cause dental caries progression or recurrence of the disease in the future. Fifty-nine children with diagnosed early childhood caries (ECC) were recruited onto the study. The condition of the children's dentition was defined according to the World Health Organization guidelines. The participants were divided into children with initial enamel demineralization and children showing dentin damage...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133157/microbiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-biofilm-forming-candida-parapsilosis-isolates-associated-with-fungaemia-and-their-impact-on-mortality
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Silvia Soldini, Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Elisa Borghi, Monica Falleni, Angela Raffaella Losito, Giuseppe Maiuro, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: Biofilm formation (BF) by fungal isolates may dramatically complicate infection. We determined the ability of C. parapsilosis isolates from single fungaemia episodes to form biofilms and we analysed biofilm subgroups for antifungal susceptibility and pathogenic potential. We then correlated BF with clinical characteristics and outcomes of the episodes. METHODS: BF was measured using the crystal-violet biomass assay, antifungal susceptibility of preformed biofilms was assessed, and virulence was studied using the Galleria mellonella model...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132042/long-range-interactions-keep-bacterial-cells-from-liquid-solid-interfaces-evidence-of-a-bacteria-exclusion-zone-near-nafion-surfaces-and-possible-implications-for-bacterial-attachment
#20
Yifan Cheng, Carmen I Moraru
Hydrophilic surfaces of both abiotic and biological origin have been shown to bear particle-exclusion zones as large as hundreds of micrometers at liquid-solid interfaces. Here we present the first systematic investigation and evidence for bacteria-free exclusion zones for several bacterial strains, including pathogens associated with hospital infections and/or foodborne outbreaks: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes. Tests were carried out both in a phosphate buffer, as well as triptic soy broth (TSB) of high ionic strength...
November 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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