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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929793/stainless-steel-and-polyethylene-surfaces-functionalized-with-silver-nanoparticles
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José Fq Fialho, Emiliane Aa Naves, Patrícia C Bernardes, Deusmaque C Ferreira, Letícia D Dos Anjos, Rogério V Gelamo, João Pn de Sá, Nélio J de Andrade
The antimicrobial effects of a stainless steel surface and a polyethylene surface functionalized with silver nanoparticles on the adhesion of different bacteria and the changes in physical and chemical characteristics of these surfaces that influence biofilm formation were evaluated. The functionalized surfaces of polyethylene and stainless steel were more hydrophobic than the control ones. The bacterial surfaces were hydrophilic. The adhesion of all bacteria was thermodynamically favorable (ΔGadhesion<0) on all surfaces functionalized and control...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928400/inhibiting-p-fluorescens-biofilms-with-fluoropolymer-embedded-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-situ-spectroscopic-study
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M C Sportelli, E Tütüncü, R A Picca, M Valentini, A Valentini, C Kranz, B Mizaikoff, H Barth, N Cioffi
Surface colonization by microorganisms leads to the formation of biofilms, i.e. aggregates of bacteria embedded within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance. This promotes adhesion to the surface and protects bacterial community, providing an antimicrobial-resistant environment. The inhibition of biofilm growth is a crucial issue for preventing bacterial infections. Inorganic nanoparticle/Teflon-like (CFx) composites deposited via ion beam sputtering demonstrated very efficient antimicrobial activity...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928205/bola-is-required-for-the-accurate-regulation-of-c-di-gmp-a-central-player-in-biofilm-formation
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Ricardo N Moreira, Clémentine Dressaire, Susana Barahona, Lisete Galego, Volkhard Kaever, Urs Jenal, Cecília M Arraiano
The bacterial second messenger cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) is a nearly ubiquitous intracellular signaling molecule involved in the transition from the motile to the sessile/biofilm state in bacteria. C-di-GMP regulates various cellular processes, including biofilm formation, motility, and virulence. BolA is a transcription factor that promotes survival in different stresses and is also involved in biofilm formation. Both BolA and c-di-GMP participate in the regulation of motility mechanisms leading to similar phenotypes...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922840/quantification-of-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-c58-attachment-to-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots
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Anna Petrovicheva, Jessica Joyner, Theodore R Muth
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease and is a vector for DNA transfer in transgenic plants. The transformation process by A. tumefaciens has been widely studied, but the attachment stage has not been well characterized. Most measurements of attachment have used microscopy and colony counting, both of which are labor and time intensive. To reduce the time and effort required to analyze bacteria attaching to plant tissues, we developed a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay to quantify attached A...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906457/antibacterial-properties-of-flavonoids-from-kino-of-the-eucalypt-tree-corymbia-torelliana
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Motahareh Nobakht, Stephen J Trueman, Helen M Wallace, Peter R Brooks, Klrissa J Streeter, Mohammad Katouli
Traditional medicine and ecological cues can both help to reveal bioactive natural compounds. Indigenous Australians have long used kino from trunks of the eucalypt tree, Corymbia citriodora, in traditional medicine. A closely related eucalypt, C. torelliana, produces a fruit resin with antimicrobial properties that is highly attractive to stingless bees. We tested the antimicrobial activity of extracts from kino of C. citriodora, C. torelliana × C. citriodora, and C. torelliana against three Gram-negative and two Gram-positive bacteria and the unicellular fungus, Candida albicans...
September 14, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904996/environmental-and-genetic-determinants-of-biofilm-formation-in-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Santosh Kumar, Stephen Spiro
The genome of the denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans predicts the expression of a small heme-containing nitric oxide (NO) binding protein, H-NOX. The genome organization and prior work in other bacteria suggest that H-NOX interacts with a diguanylate cyclase that cyclizes GTP to make cyclic di-GMP (cdGMP). Since cdGMP frequently regulates attached growth as a biofilm, we first established conditions for biofilm development by P. denitrificans. We found that adhesion to a polystyrene surface is strongly stimulated by the addition of 10 mM Ca(2+) to rich media...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893915/hyperbiofilm-formation-by-bordetella-pertussis-strains-correlates-with-enhanced-virulence-traits
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Natalia Cattelan, Jamie Jennings-Gee, Purnima Dubey, Osvaldo M Yantorno, Rajendar Deora
Pertussis or whooping cough caused by the obligate human pathogen Bordetella pertussis is undergoing a world-wide resurgence. Majority of studies with this pathogen are conducted with laboratory-adapted strains which may not be representative of the species as a whole. Biofilm formation by B. pertussis plays an important role in its pathogenesis. We conducted a side-by side comparison of the biofilm forming ability of the prototype laboratory strains with currently circulating isolates from two countries with different vaccination programs...
September 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889288/gauging-and-visualizing-c-di-gmp-levels-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-fluorescence-based-biosensors
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Morten Rybtke, Song Lin Chua, Joey Kuok Hoong Yam, Michael Givskov, Liang Yang, Tim Tolker-Nielsen
Recent research has shown that the molecule c-di-GMP is an important second messenger regulating various functions in bacteria. In particular, the implication of c-di-GMP as a positive regulator of adhesion and biofilm formation has gained momentum as a highly relevant research topic, as detailed knowledge about the underlying regulatory mechanisms may enable the development of measures to control biofilms in both industrial and medical settings. Accordingly, it is in many cases of interest to measure the c-di-GMP level in bacteria under specific conditions or in specific mutant strains...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861286/comparison-of-periodontitis-associated-oral-biofilm-formation-under-dynamic-and-static-conditions
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Won Sub Song, Jae-Kwan Lee, Se Hwan Park, Heung-Sik Um, Si Young Lee, Beom-Seok Chang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of single- and dual-species in vitro oral biofilms made by static and dynamic methods. METHODS: Hydroxyapatite (HA) disks, 12.7 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick, were coated with processed saliva for 4 hours. The disks were divided into a static method group and a dynamic method group. The disks treated with a static method were cultured in 12-well plates, and the disks in the dynamic method group were cultured in a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) biofilm reactor for 72 hours...
August 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858750/estimation-of-spatial-distribution-of-quorum-sensing-signaling-in-sequencing-batch-biofilm-reactor-sbbr-biofilms
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Jinfeng Wang, Lili Ding, Kan Li, Hui Huang, Haidong Hu, Jinju Geng, Ke Xu, Hongqiang Ren
Quorum sensing (QS) signaling, plays a significant role in regulating formation of biofilms in the nature; however, little information about the occurrence and distribution of quorum sensing molecular in the biofilm of carriers has been reported. In this study, distribution of QS signaling molecules (the acylated homoserine lactones-AHLs, and AI-2), extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and the mechanical properties in sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR) biofilms have been investigated. Using increased centrifugal force, the biofilms were detached into different fractions...
August 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854278/interaction-of-the-cyclic-di-gmp-binding-protein-fimx-and-the-type-4-pilus-assembly-atpase-promotes-pilus-assembly
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Ruchi Jain, Oleksii Sliusarenko, Barbara I Kazmierczak
Type IVa pili (T4P) are bacterial surface structures that enable motility, adhesion, biofilm formation and virulence. T4P are assembled by nanomachines that span the bacterial cell envelope. Cycles of T4P assembly and retraction, powered by the ATPases PilB and PilT, allow bacteria to attach to and pull themselves along surfaces, so-called "twitching motility". These opposing ATPase activities must be coordinated and T4P assembly limited to one pole for bacteria to show directional movement. How this occurs is still incompletely understood...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834707/efficacy-of-carboxymethyl-chitosan-against-candida-tropicalis-and-staphylococcus-epidermidis-polymicrobial-biofilms
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Yulong Tan, Matthias Leonhard, Su Ma, Doris Moser, Berit Schneider-Stickler
Polymicrobial biofilms with fungi and bacteria are the leading cause for the failure of medical devices and related infections. In this study, antibiofilm activities of carboxymethyl chitosan (CM-chitosan) on polymicrobial biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Candida tropicalis in vitro were evaluated. CM-chitosan was effective as a sole agent, inhibiting both monomicrobial and polymicrobial biofilms in microplates and also on the silicone surface in short- and long-term periods. Biofilm architecture was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy was used to examine living/dead organisms within biofilm...
August 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830785/antibacterial-and-anti-encrustation-biodegradable-polymer-coating-for-urinary-catheter
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Eyas Dayyoub, Marion Frant, Shashank Reddy Pinnapireddy, Klaus Liefeith, Udo Bakowsky
Bacterial biofilm and crystalline deposits are the common causes of failure of long-term indwelling urinary catheter. Bacteria colonise the catheter surface causing serious infections in the urinary tract and encrustations that can block the catheter and induce trauma in patients. In this study, the strategy used to resist bacterial adhesion and encrustation represents a combination of the antibacterial effects of norfloxacin and silver nanoparticles and the PLGA-based neutralisation of alkali products of urea hydrolysis gained through the degradation of the polymer in an aqueous milieu...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803472/blue-light-switchable-bacterial-adhesion-as-a-key-step-toward-the-design-of-biofilms
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Fei Chen, Seraphine V Wegner
The control of where and when bacteria adhere to a substrate is a key step toward controlling the formation and organization in biofilms. This study shows how we engineer bacteria to adhere specifically to substrates with high spatial and temporal control under blue light, but not in the dark, by using photoswitchable interaction between nMag and pMag proteins. For this, we express pMag proteins on the surface of E. coli so that the bacteria can adhere to substrates with immobilized nMag protein under blue light...
August 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798735/phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-attachment-of-marine-bacteria-toward-antifouling-copolymers-unraveled-by-afm
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Sofiane El-Kirat-Chatel, Aurore Puymege, The H Duong, Perrine Van Overtvelt, Christine Bressy, Lénaïk Belec, Yves F Dufrêne, Maëlle Molmeret
Up to recent years, bacterial adhesion has mostly been evaluated at the population level. Single cell level has improved in the past few years allowing a better comprehension of the implication of individual behaviors as compared to the one of a whole community. A new approach using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to measure adhesion forces between a live bacterium attached via a silica microbead to the AFM tipless cantilever and the surface has been recently developed. The objectives of this study is to examine the bacterial adhesion to a surface dedicated to ship hulls at the population and the cellular level to understand to what extent these two levels could be correlated...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792661/multi-effect-of-the-water-soluble-moringa-oleifera-lectin-against-serratia-marcescens-and-bacillus-sp-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-anti-adhesive-properties
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M C Moura, D S Trentin, T H Napoleão, M Primon-Barros, A S Xavier, N P Carneiro, P M G Paiva, A J Macedo, L C B B Coelho
AIMS: To evaluate the antibiofilm potential of water-soluble Moringa oleifera seed lectin (WSMoL) on Serratia marcescens and Bacillus sp. METHODS AND RESULTS: WSMoL inhibited biofilm formation by S. marcescens at concentrations lower than 2·6 μg ml(-1) and impaired bacterial growth at higher concentrations, avoiding biofilm formation. For Bacillus sp., the lectin inhibited bacterial growth at all concentrations. The antibiofilm action of WSMoL is associated with damage to bacterial cells...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777541/uv-curable-contact-active-benzophenone-terminated-quaternary-ammonium-antimicrobials-for-applications-in-polymer-plastics-and-related-devices
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Lukas Porosa, Alexander Caschera, Joseph Bedard, Amanda Mocella, Evan Ronan, Alan J Lough, Gideon Wolfaardt, Daniel A Foucher
A series of UV active benzophenone ([C6H5COC6H4-O-(CH2)n-N(+)Me2R][X(-)]; 4, R = C12H25, n = 3, X(-) = Br(-); 5a-c, R = C18H37, n = 3, X(-) = Cl(-), Br(-), I(-); 6a-c, R = C18H37, n = 4, X(-) = Cl(-), Br(-), I(-); 7a-c, R = C18H37, n = 6, X(-) = Cl(-), Br(-), I(-)) terminated C12 and C18 quaternary ammonium salts (QACs) were prepared by thermal or microwave-driven Menshutkin protocols of the appropriate benzophenone alkyl halide (1a-c, 2a-c, 3a-c) with the corresponding dodecyl- or octadecyl N,N-dimethylamine...
August 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771505/a-mechanistic-individual-based-model-of-microbial-communities
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Pahala Gedara Jayathilake, Prashant Gupta, Bowen Li, Curtis Madsen, Oluwole Oyebamiji, Rebeca González-Cabaleiro, Steve Rushton, Ben Bridgens, David Swailes, Ben Allen, A Stephen McGough, Paolo Zuliani, Irina Dana Ofiteru, Darren Wilkinson, Jinju Chen, Tom Curtis
Accurate predictive modelling of the growth of microbial communities requires the credible representation of the interactions of biological, chemical and mechanical processes. However, although biological and chemical processes are represented in a number of Individual-based Models (IbMs) the interaction of growth and mechanics is limited. Conversely, there are mechanically sophisticated IbMs with only elementary biology and chemistry. This study focuses on addressing these limitations by developing a flexible IbM that can robustly combine the biological, chemical and physical processes that dictate the emergent properties of a wide range of bacterial communities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759643/in-vitro-comparison-between-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-acetate-and-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-phosphate-against-bacteria-responsible-of-prosthetic-and-joint-infections
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Alessandro Bidossi, Monica Bortolin, Marco Toscano, Elena De Vecchi, Carlo L Romanò, Roberto Mattina, Lorenzo Drago
Biofilm-related infections represent a recurrent problem in the orthopaedic setting. In recent years, great interest was directed towards the identification of novel molecules capable to interfere with pathogens adhesion and biofilm formation on implant surfaces. In this study, two stable forms of α-tocopherol, the hydrophobic acetate ester and the water-soluble phosphate ester, were tested in vitro as coating for titanium prosthesis. Antimicrobial activity against microorganisms responsible of prosthetic and joints infections was assessed by broth microdilution method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749324/investigation-of-the-fim1-putative-pilus-locus-of-streptococcus-equi-subspecies-equi
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Karen Frances Steward, Carl Robinson, Duncan J Maskell, Chiara Nenci, Andrew Stephen Waller
The Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi) is the causative agent of strangles, among the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases of horses worldwide. Genome analysis of S. equi strain 4047 (Se4047) identified a putative operon, Fim1, with similarity to the pilus loci of other Gram-positive bacteria. The Fim1 locus was present in all strains of S. equi and its close relative S. equi subspecies zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus) that have been studied to date. In this study we provide evidence that the putative structural pilus proteins, SEQ_0936 and CNE, are produced on the cell surface during in vitro growth and in vivo infection...
July 28, 2017: Microbiology
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