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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934168/role-of-the-genes-of-type-vi-secretion-system-in-virulence-of-rice-bacterial-brown-stripe-pathogen-acidovorax-avenae-subsp-avenae-strain-rs-2
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Md Mahidul Islam Masum, Yingzi Yang, Bin Li, Ogunyemi Solabomi Olaitan, Jie Chen, Yang Zhang, Yushi Fang, Wen Qiu, Yanli Wang, Guochang Sun
The Type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a class of macromolecular machine that is required for the virulence of gram-negative bacteria. However, it is still not clear what the role of T6SS in the virulence of rice bacterial brown stripe pathogen Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae (Aaa) is. The aim of the current study was to investigate the contribution of T6SS in Aaa strain RS2 virulence using insertional deletion mutation and complementation approaches. This strain produced weak virulence but contains a complete T6SS gene cluster based on a genome-wide analysis...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932220/chalcone-attenuates-staphylococcus-aureus-virulence-by-targeting-sortase-a-and-alpha-hemolysin
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Bing Zhang, Zihao Teng, Xianhe Li, Gejin Lu, Xuming Deng, Xiaodi Niu, Jianfeng Wang
Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) resistance, considered a dilemma for the clinical treatment of this bacterial infection, is becoming increasingly intractable. Novel anti-virulence strategies will undoubtedly provide a path forward in combating these resistant bacterial infections. Sortase A (SrtA), an enzyme responsible for anchoring virulence-related surface proteins, and alpha-hemolysin (Hla), a pore-forming cytotoxin, have aroused great scientific interest, as they have been regarded as targets for promising agents against S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928729/high-throughput-genetic-screen-reveals-that-early-attachment-and-biofilm-formation-are-necessary-for-full-pyoverdine-production-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Donghoon Kang, Natalia V Kirienko
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a re-emerging, multidrug-resistant, opportunistic pathogen that threatens the lives of immunocompromised patients, patients with cystic fibrosis, and those in critical care units. One of the most important virulence factors in this pathogen is the siderophore pyoverdine. Pyoverdine serves several critical roles during infection. Due to its extremely high affinity for ferric iron, pyoverdine gives the pathogen a significant advantage over the host in their competition for iron. In addition, pyoverdine can regulate the production of multiple bacterial virulence factors and perturb host mitochondrial homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927382/a-rapid-seamless-method-for-gene-knockout-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Weiliang Huang, Angela Wilks
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a model organism for the study of quorum sensing, biofilm formation, and also leading cause of nosocomial infections in immune compromised patients. As such P. aeruginosa is one of the most well studied organisms in terms of its genetics. However, the construction of gene deletions and replacements in Pseudomonas aeruginosa is relatively time-consuming, requiring multiple steps including suicide vector construction, conjugation, inactivation with insertion of antibiotic resistance cassettes and allelic exchange...
September 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924033/rgpf-is-required-for-maintenance-of-stress-tolerance-and-virulence-in-streptococcus-mutans
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C J Kovacs, R C Faustoferri, R G Quivey
Bacterial cell wall dynamics have been implicated as important determinants of cellular physiology, stress tolerance and virulence. In Streptococcus mutans, the cell wall is composed primarily of a rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide (RGP) linked to the peptidoglycan. Despite extensive studies describing its formation and composition, the potential roles for RGP in S. mutans biology have not been well investigated. The present study characterizes the impact of RGP disruption as a result of deletion of rgpF, the gene encoding a rhamnosyltransferase involved in construction of the core poly-rhamnose backbone of RGP...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922057/the-dietary-food-components-capric-acid-and-caprylic-acid-inhibit-virulence-factors-in-candida-albicans-through-multitargeting
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Ashwini Jadhav, Supriya Mortale, Shivkrupa Halbandge, Priyanka Jangid, Rajendra Patil, Wasudev Gade, Kiran Kharat, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Capric acid and caprylic acid are the dietary food components. They are found to inhibit the virulence factors like morphogenesis, adhesion, and biofilm formation in the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans. Our study demonstrated that yeast-to-hyphal signal transduction pathways were affected by capric acid and caprylic acid. The expression profile of genes associated with serum-induced morphogenesis showed reduced expressions of Cdc35, Hwp1, Hst7, and Cph1 by the treatment with both the fatty acids. Cell elongation gene, Ece1, was surprisingly downregulated by 5208-fold by the treatment of caprylic acid...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915364/nosocomial-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-mexico-city-produce-robust-biofilms-on-abiotic-surfaces-but-not-on-human-lung-cells
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Martha Lorena Ostria-Hernandez, Karla Cecilia Juárez-de la Rosa, Patricia Arzate-Barbosa, Antonino Lara-Hernández, Fuminori Sakai, J Antonio Ibarra, Graciela Castro-Escarpulli, Jorge E Vidal
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn) strains are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia. Resistance to antibiotics, biofilm formation, and the production of certain fimbriae play an important role in the pathogenesis. AIM: We investigated the genetic relatedness, antibiotic resistance, virulence potential, and ability to form biofilms of Kpn strains isolated from hospital-acquired infections (n = 76). Strains were isolated at three major hospitals serving the largest metropolitan urban area in Mexico City, Mexico...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904264/zoonotic-potential-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-neonatal-calves-in-uruguay
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Ana Umpiérrez, Inés Bado, Martín Oliver, Sofía Acquistapace, Analía Etcheverría, Nora Lía Padola, Rafael Vignoli, Pablo Zunino
Escherichia coli is one of the main etiological agents of neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD). The objective of this study was to assess the presence of virulence genes, genetic diversity, and antibiotic resistance mechanisms in E. coli associated with NCD in Uruguay. PCR was used to assess the presence of intimin, Shiga-like toxin, and stable and labile enterotoxin genes. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and oxyimino-cephalosporins was estimated on Müller-Hinton agar plates. Further antibiotic disc-diffusion tests were performed to assess bacterial multi-resistance...
September 12, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900418/lmof2365_0442-encoding-for-a-fructose-specific-pts-permease-iia-may-be-required-for-virulence-in-l-monocytogenes-strain-f2365
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Yanhong Liu, Brian B Yoo, Cheng-An Hwang, Yujuan Suo, Shiowshuh Sheen, Parvaneh Khosravi, Lihan Huang
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes listeriosis, which is a major public health concern due to the high fatality rate. LMOf2365_0442, 0443, and 0444 encode for fructose-specific EIIABC components of phosphotransferase transport system (PTS) permease that is responsible for sugar transport. In previous studies, in-frame deletion mutants of a putative fructose-specific PTS permease (LMOf2365_0442, 0443, and 0444) were constructed and analyzed. However, the virulence potential of these deletion mutants has not been studied...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900025/psp-stress-response-proteins-form-a-complex-with-mislocalized-secretins-in-the-yersinia-enterocolitica-cytoplasmic-membrane
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Disha Srivastava, Amal Moumene, Josué Flores-Kim, Andrew J Darwin
The bacterial phage shock protein system (Psp) is a conserved extracytoplasmic stress response that is essential for the virulence of some pathogens, including Yersinia enterocolitica It is induced by events that can compromise inner membrane (IM) integrity, including the mislocalization of outer membrane pore-forming proteins called secretins. In the absence of the Psp system, secretin mislocalization permeabilizes the IM and causes rapid cell death. The Psp proteins PspB and PspC form an integral IM complex with two independent roles...
September 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895513/cadmium-ion-inhibition-of-quorum-signalling-in-chromobacterium-violaceum
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Starla G Thornhill, Manish Kumar, Leticia M Vega, Robert J C McLean
Single-celled bacteria are capable of acting as a community by sensing and responding to population density via quorum signalling. Quorum signalling in Chromobacterium violaceum, mediated by the luxI/R homologue, cviI/R, regulates a variety of phenotypes including violacein pigmentation, virulence and biofilm formation. A number of biological and organic molecules have been described as quorum signalling inhibitors but, to date, metal-based inhibitors have not been widely tested. In this study, we show that quorum sensing is inhibited in C...
September 12, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887169/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-exploration-of-palmitic-acid-from-synechococcus-elongatus-as-an-antibiofilm-agent-on-the-survival-of-artemia-franciscana-against-virulent-vibrios
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Sivasubramanian Santhakumari, Nizam Mohamed Nilofernisha, Jeyaraj Godfred Ponraj, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Arumugam Veera Ravi
Biofilm formation of Vibrio spp. has been demonstrated as a potentially important mechanism contributing antibiotic treatment failure in aquaculture. In the present study, the effect of palmitic acid (PA) identified from Synechococcus elongatus was assessed for the inhibition of quorum sensing (QS) regulated biofilm formation in aquatic bacterial pathogens. The biofilm inhibitory concentration (BIC) of PA against Vibrio spp. was found to be 100µgml(-1). In this concentration, PA exhibited a significant inhibition in biofilm biomass of Vibrio harveyi MTCC 3438, V...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878346/impact-of-phenolic-compounds-in-the-acyl-homoserine-lactone-mediated-quorum-sensing-regulatory-pathways
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Md Akil Hossain, Seung-Jin Lee, Na-Hye Park, Abraham Fikru Mechesso, Biruk Tesfaye Birhanu, JeongWoo Kang, Md Ahsanur Reza, Joo-Won Suh, Seung-Chun Park
Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell density-dependent regulation of virulent bacterial gene expression by autoinducers that potentially pertains in the epidemic of bacterial virulence. This study was initially designed to evaluate the effect of 5 phenolic compounds in the modulation of QS and virulence factors of Chromobacterium violaceum and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and to determine the mechanisms of their effects. Biosensor strains were used to assess antibacterial and anti-QS effect of these compounds. Only methyl gallate (MG) among these compounds demonstrated profound anti-QS effect in the preliminary study, and thus only MG was utilized further to evaluate the effects on the synthesis and activity of acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) in C...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870757/global-effect-of-csra-on-gene-expression-in-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
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Shaomeng Wang, Fan Yang, Bin Yang
The post-transcriptional regulator CsrA regulates multiple unrelated processes such as central carbon metabolism, motility, biofilm formation and bacterial virulence in different bacteria. However, regulation by CsrA in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 is still largely unknown. In this study, we performed a detailed analysis of gene expression differences between the EHEC O157:H7 wild-type strain and a corresponding csrA::kan mutant using RNA-seq technology. Genes whose expression was affected by CsrA were identified and grouped into different clusters of orthologous group categories...
September 9, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870262/virulence-factors-antifungal-susceptibility-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-azole-resistance-among-candida-parapsilosis-complex-isolates-recovered-from-clinical-specimens
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Sourour Neji, Ines Hadrich, Houaida Trabelsi, Salma Abbes, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hayet Sellami, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the biofilm formation, the extracellular enzymatic activities of 182 clinical isolates of the Candida parapsilosis complex. METHODS: Molecular identification of the C. parapsilosis species complex was performed using PCR RFLP of SADH gene and PCR sequencing of ITS region. The susceptibility of ours isolates to antifungal agents and molecular mechanisms underlying azole resistance were evaluated. RESULTS: 63...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864654/exogenous-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-pufas-impact-membrane-remodeling-and-affect-virulence-phenotypes-among-pathogenic-vibrio-species
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Anna R Moravec, Andrew W Siv, Chelsea R Hobby, Emily N Lindsay, Layla V Norbash, Daniel J Shults, Steven J K Symes, David K Giles
The pathogenic Vibrio species (cholerae, parahaemolyticus and vulnificus) represent a constant threat to human health, causing food-borne and skin wound infections as a result of ingestion or exposure to contaminated water and seafood. Recent studies have highlighted Vibrio's ability to acquire fatty acids from environmental sources and assimilate them into cell membranes. The possession and conservation of such machinery provokes consideration of fatty acids as important factors in the pathogenic lifestyle of Vibrio species...
September 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860065/chitosan-extracted-from-aspergillus-flavus-shows-synergistic-effect-eases-quorum-sensing-mediated-virulence-factors-and-biofilm-against-nosocomial-pathogen-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Sahira Nsayef Muslim, Israa M S Al Kadmy, Alaa Naseer Mohammed Ali, Batool Kadham Salman, Mohammad Ahmad, Saba Saadoon Khazaal, Nadheema Hammood Hussein, Sraa Nsayef Muslim
The biological methods for extraction of chitosan were used as alternative procedures for chemical methods In biological methods, the chitosan was extracted from A. flavus by using of Lactobacillus paracasei for demineralization and Bacillus subtilis for deproteinization. The yield of extracted chitosan reached to 53.8%, pH was 7.8 and complete solubility in 1% acitic acid. Purified chitosan had the ability to reduce the biofilm forming capacity of P. aeruginosa clearly visible in light microscopic staining and scanning electron microscopy...
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859312/phase-variation-of-dna-methyltransferases-and-the-regulation-of-virulence-and-immune-evasion-in-the-pathogenic-neisseria
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Kate L Seib, Freda E-C Jen, Adeana L Scott, Aimee Tan, Michael P Jennings
The pathogenic Neisseria provide textbook examples of phase variation: the high frequency, random and reversible switching of gene expression. Typically, phase variable gene expression is observed in genes required for the expression of surface proteins and carbohydrate structures. All Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis strains also express phase variable DNA methyltransferases that are components of DNA restriction-modification systems. Phase variation of these DNA methyltransferases (Mod) alters global DNA methylation patterns...
August 31, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853642/the-ribosomal-protein-rply-is-required-for-pectobacterium-carotovorum-virulence-and-is-induced-by-zantedeschia-elliotiana-extract
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Huan Jiang, Mengyi Jiang, Liuke Yang, Peiyan Yao, Lin Ma, Chunting Wang, Huan Wang, Gouliang Qian, Baishi Hu, Jiaqin Fan
Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum strain PccS1, a bacterial pathogen causing soft rot disease of Zantedeschia elliotiana (colored calla), was investigated for virulence genes induced by the host plant. Using a promoter-trap transposon (mariner), we obtained 500 transposon mutants showing kanamycin resistance dependent on extract of Z. elliotiana. One of these mutants, PM86, exhibited attenuated virulence on both Z. elliotiana and Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis. The growth of PM86 was also reduced in minimal medium (MM), and the reduction was restored by adding plant extract to the MM...
August 30, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827616/virulence-and-transcriptome-profile-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-chicken
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Hafiz I Hussain, Zahid Iqbal, Mohamed N Seleem, Deyu Huang, Adeel Sattar, Haihong Hao, Zonghui Yuan
Numerous studies have examined the prevalence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in poultry and poultry products; however, limited data are available regarding their resistance- and virulence-associated gene expression profiles. This study was designed to examine the resistance and virulence of poultry E. coli strains in vitro and in vivo via antibiotic susceptibility, biofilm formation and adhesion, and invasion and intracellular survivability assays in Caco-2 and Raw 264.7 cell lines as well as the determination of the median lethal dose in two-day old chickens...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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