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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738346/synergistic-activity-of-berberine-with-azithromycin-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-of-lung-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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YongTao Li, JianRong Huang, LanJuan Li, LinSheng Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the major opportunistic pathogens which can cause chronic lung infection of cystic fibrosis (CF). The formation of PA biofilm promotes CF development and restricts the antimicrobial efficacies of current antibiotics. METHODS: The antimicrobial effects of azithromycin (AZM) and berberine (BER) alone and in combination were evaluated using microdilution method, checkerboard assay, time-kill test, qRT-PCR analysis and absorption method...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712963/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-pistacia-atlantica-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1-and-identification-of-its-bioactive-compounds
#2
H Kordbacheh, F Eftekhar, S N Ebrahimi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a multidrug resistant opportunistic pathogen and an important cause of nosocomial infections. Quorum-sensing (QS) is a process in which bacterial cell-cell communication can regulates production of many virulence factors including pigment formation and the ability to form biofilm which is essential for establishment of chronic infections. We examined the inhibitory effect of Pistacia atlantica (Anacardiaceae) methanolic leaf extract and its bioactive components on biofilm formation and pigment production by P...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709085/amplification-of-electrochemical-signal-by-a-whole-cell-redox-reactivation-module-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-pyocyanin
#3
Yuan Yang, Yang-Yang Yu, Yan-Zhai Wang, Chun-Lian Zhang, Jing-Xian Wang, Zhen Fang, Huoyang Lv, Jian-Jiang Zhong, Yang-Chun Yong
A bioelectrochemical sensing system based on a novel whole-cell redox reactivation/cycling module for ultrasensitive detection of pyocyanin (the biomarker of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections) was developed. The electroactive bacteria mediated redox reactivation module was constructed using Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 cells as the bioelectro-catalyst and lactate as the electron donor. It could regenerate reductive pyocyanin from its oxidative state, which enabled pyocyanin molecule repeatedly registered by the electrode...
July 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650325/evaluation-of-three-plant-extracts-against-biofilm-formation-and-expression-of-quorum-sensing-regulated-virulence-factors-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Vajihe Karbasizade, Parichehr Dehghan, Maryam Mohammadi Sichani, Kahin Shahanipoor, Reyhaneh Jafari, Rozita Yousefian
Following the increasing antibiotic resistance of pathogenic bacteria, the use of medicinal herbs as antibacterial agents has attracted growing attention. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a human opportunistic pathogen that uses quorum sensing for regulating virulence gene expression (pyocyanin, protease, and elastase production and biofilm formation). This study examined the anti-quorum sensing activity of Quercus infectoria, Zataria multiflora and Trachyspermum copticum extracts on standard P. aeruginosa strain...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647320/an-integrated-aerobic-anaerobic-strategy-for-performance-enhancement-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-inoculated-microbial-fuel-cell
#5
Xiao-Yu Yong, Zhi-Ying Yan, Hai-Bo Shen, Jun Zhou, Xia-Yuan Wu, Li-Juan Zhang, Tao Zheng, Min Jiang, Ping Wei, Hong-Hua Jia, Yang-Chun Yong
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a promising device for energy generation and organic waste treatment simultaneously by electrochemically active bacteria (EAB). In this study, an integrated aerobic-anaerobic strategy was developed to improve the performance of P. aeruginosa-inoculated MFC. With an aerobic start-up and following an anaerobic discharge process, the current density of MFC reached a maximum of 99.80µA/cm(2), which was 91.6% higher than the MFC with conventional constant-anaerobic operation. Cyclic voltammetry and HPLC analysis showed that aerobic start-up significantly increased electron shuttle (pyocyanin) production (76% higher than the constant-anaerobic MFC)...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643380/microscopy-visualisation-confirms-multi-species-biofilms-are-ubiquitous-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Khalid Johani, Matthew Malone, Slade Jensen, Iain Gosbell, Hugh Dickson, Honhua Hu, Karen Vickery
Increasing evidence within the literature has identified the presence of biofilms in chronic wounds and proposed that they contribute to delayed wound healing. This research aimed to investigate the presence of biofilm in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using microscopy and molecular approaches and define if these are predominantly mono- or multi-species. Secondary objectives were to correlate wound observations against microscopy results in ascertaining if clinical cues are useful in detecting wound biofilm. DFU tissue specimens were obtained from 65 subjects...
June 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607159/mechanisms-of-pyocyanin-toxicity-and-genetic-determinants-of-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Michael J Noto, William J Burns, William N Beavers, Eric P Skaar
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are commonly isolated from polymicrobial infections, such as wound infections and chronic respiratory infections of persons with cystic fibrosis. Despite their co-isolation, P. aeruginosa produces substances toxic to S. aureus, including pyocyanin, a blue pigmented molecule that functions in P. aeruginosa virulence. Pyocyanin inhibits S. aureus respiration, forcing it to derive energy from fermentation and adopt a small colony variant (SCV) phenotype. The mechanisms by which S...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591849/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quorum-sensing-response-in-the-absence-of-functional-lasr-and-lasi-proteins-the-case-of-strain-148-a-virulent-dolphin-isolate
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Estefanía Morales, Abigail González-Valdez, Luis Servín-González, Gloria Soberón-Chávez
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that presents a complex regulatory network called 'quorum-sensing', which is responsible for the transcription of genes coding for several traits implicated in its pathogenicity. Strain 148 is a dolphin-isolate that has been shown to produce quorum-sensing regulated virulence-traits and to be virulent in a mouse model, despite the fact that it contains a 20 kbp deletion that eliminates from the chromosome the lasR gene and the lasI promoter. LasR is a key quorum-sensing transcriptional regulator that, when coupled with the autoinducer 3-oxo-dodecanoyl homoserine lactone (3O-C12-HSL) produced by LasI, activates transcription of genes coding for some virulence-associated traits such as elastase, lasI, rhlI and rhlR...
June 7, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582765/new-applications-of-genetically-modified-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-for-toxicity-detection-in-water
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Dengbin Yu, Yang-Chun Yong, Changyu Liu, Youxing Fang, Lu Bai, Shaojun Dong
A novel mediator-free method based on genetically modified bacteria was developed for detecting water toxicity, where genetically modified Pseudomonas aeruginosa (GM P. aeruginosa) was selected as the biosensor strain and pyocyanin (PYO) produced by this strain was used as the indicator. The toxicity response of GM P. aeruginosa to 3, 5-dichlorophenol (3, 5-DCP) was measured electrochemically and spectroscopically, and the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 3, 5-DCP was determined to be 15.1 mg/L...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570940/electrochemical-sensors-for-identifying-pyocyanin-production-in-clinical-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates
#10
Hunter J Sismaet, Ameet J Pinto, Edgar D Goluch
In clinical practice, delays in obtaining culture results impact patient care and the ability to tailor antibiotic therapy. Despite the advancement of rapid molecular diagnostics, the use of plate cultures inoculated from swab samples continues to be the standard practice in clinical care. Because the inoculation culture process can take between 24 and 48h before a positive identification test can be run, there is an unmet need to develop rapid throughput methods for bacterial identification. Previous work has shown that pyocyanin can be used as a rapid, redox-active biomarker for identifying Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical infections...
May 24, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561859/human-calprotectin-affects-the-redox-speciation-of-iron
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Toshiki G Nakashige, Elizabeth M Nolan
We report that the metal-sequestering human host-defense protein calprotectin (CP, S100A8/S100A9 oligomer) affects the redox speciation of iron (Fe) in bacterial growth media and buffered aqueous solution. Under aerobic conditions and in the absence of an exogenous reducing agent, CP-Ser (S100A8(C42S)/S100A9(C3S) oligomer) depletes Fe from three different bacterial growth media preparations over a 48 h timeframe (T = 30 °C). The presence of the reducing agent β-mercaptoethanol accelerates this process and allows CP-Ser to deplete Fe over a ≈1 h timeframe...
May 31, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558232/transparent-carbon-ultramicroelectrode-arrays-for-the-electrochemical-detection-of-a-bacterial-warfare-toxin-pyocyanin
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Janine Elliott, Olja Simoska, Scott Karasik, Jason B Shear, Keith J Stevenson
Pyocyanin is a virulence factor produced as a secondary metabolite by the opportunistic human pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Fast and direct detection of pyocyanin is of importance as it could provide important insights regarding P. aeruginosa's virulence mechanisms. Here, we present an electrochemical sensing platform of redox-active pyocyanin using transparent carbon ultramicroelectrode arrays (T-CUAs), which were made using a previously reported simple fabrication process ( Duay et al. Anal. Chem. 2015 , 87 , 10109 )...
June 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539728/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-forsythia-suspense-on-chromobacterium-violaceum-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#13
An Zhang, Wei-Hua Chu
BACKGROUND: Quorum sensing (QS) plays an important role in the production of virulence factors and pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the interruption of QS will be a hopeful pathway to combat bacterial infection. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we selected Forsythia suspense (Thunb.) Vahl from traditional Chinese herbal medicines for its anti-QS activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anti-QS of F. suspense extracts (FSE) was monitored using the Chromobacterium violaceum 12472 bioassay...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513746/structure-functionality-relationship-and-pharmacological-profiles-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-alkylquinolone-quorum-sensing-modulators
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Ahmed A M Kamal, Lucia Petrera, Jens Eberhard, Rolf W Hartmann
An important paradigm in anti-infective research is the antivirulence concept. Pathoblockers are compounds which disarm bacteria of their arsenal of virulence factors. PqsR is a transcriptional regulator controlling the production of such factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, most prominently pyocyanin. In this work, a series of tool compounds based on the structure of the natural ligand 2-heptyl-4-quinolone (HHQ) were used for probing the structure-functionality relationship. Four different profiles are identified namely agonists, antagonists, inverse agonists and biphasic modulators...
May 31, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484444/leaf-extracts-of-mangifera-indica-l-inhibit-quorum-sensing-regulated-production-of-virulence-factors-and-biofilm-in-test-bacteria
#15
Fohad M Husain, Iqbal Ahmad, Abdullah S Al-Thubiani, Hussein H Abulreesh, Ibrahim M AlHazza, Farrukh Aqil
Quorum sensing (QS) is a global gene regulatory mechanism in bacteria for various traits including virulence factors. Disabling QS system with anti-infective agent is considered as a potential strategy to prevent bacterial infection. Mangifera indica L. (mango) has been shown to possess various biological activities including anti-QS. This study investigates the efficacy of leaf extracts on QS-regulated virulence factors and biofilm formation in Gram negative pathogens. Mango leaf (ML) extract was tested for QS inhibition and QS-regulated virulence factors using various indicator strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479904/glyceryl-trinitrate-is-a-novel-inhibitor-of-quorum-sensing-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Hisham A Abbas, Moutaz A Shaldam
BACKGROUND: Targeting quorum sensing is an alternative approach to antibiotics.Targeting quorum sensing-regulated virulence will disarm the pathogen without exerting pressure on its growth. As a result, emergence of resistance is avoided and the immune system can easily eradicate bacteria. OBJECTIVES: Investigation of the possible inhibition of quorum sensing-regulated virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by glyceryltrinitrate. METHODS: The quorum sensing inhibiting activity of glyceryl trinitrate was assessed by inhibition of violacein production in Chromobacterium violaceum ATCC 12472...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466892/the-multi-output-incoherent-feedforward-loop-constituted-by-the-transcriptional-regulators-lasr-and-rsal-confers-robustness-to-a-subset-of-quorum-sensing-genes-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Roslen Bondí, Francesca Longo, Marco Messina, Francesca D'Angelo, Paolo Visca, Livia Leoni, Giordano Rampioni
Quorum sensing (QS) is an intercellular communication system which controls virulence-related phenotypes in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. LasR is the QS receptor protein which responds to the signal molecule N-(3-oxododecanoyl)homoserine lactone (3OC12-HSL) and promotes signal production by increasing the transcription of the 3OC12-HSL synthase gene, lasI. LasR also activates the expression of other genes, including rsaL, coding for the RsaL protein which acts as a transcriptional repressor of lasI...
May 3, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460167/imaging-bacterial-interspecies-chemical-interactions-by-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#18
Gustavo Bodelón, Verónica Montes-García, Celina Costas, Ignacio Pérez-Juste, Jorge Pérez-Juste, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Luis M Liz-Marzán
Microbes produce bioactive chemical compounds to influence the physiology and growth of their neighbors, and our understanding of their biological activities may be enhanced by our ability to visualize such molecules in vivo. We demonstrate here the application of surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy for simultaneous detection of quorum-sensing-regulated pyocyanin and violacein, produced respectively by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Chromobacterium violaceum bacterial colonies, grown as a coculture on agar-based plasmonic substrates...
May 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453568/baicalin-inhibits-biofilm-formation-attenuates-the-quorum-sensing-controlled-virulence-and-enhances-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clearance-in-a-mouse-peritoneal-implant-infection-model
#19
Jing Luo, Biying Dong, Ke Wang, Shuangqi Cai, Tangjuan Liu, Xiaojing Cheng, Danqing Lei, Yanling Chen, Yanan Li, Jinliang Kong, Yiqiang Chen
The quorum sensing (QS) circuit plays a role in the precise regulation of genes controlling virulence factors and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. QS-controlled biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical settings has remained controversial due to emerging drug resistance; therefore, screening diverse compounds for anti-biofilm or anti-QS activities is important. This study demonstrates the ability of sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs) of baicalin, an active natural compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicinal Scutellaria baicalensis, to inhibit the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms and enhance the bactericidal effects of various conventional antibiotics in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421612/prospective-bacterial-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-from-indian-medicinal-plant-extracts
#20
Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Runu Ghosh, Saurav Moktan, Vivek Kumar Ranjan, Priyankar Dey, Dibakar Choudhury, Somit Dutta, Dipanwita Deb, Abhaya Prasad Das, Ranadhir Chakraborty
As virulence of many pathogenic bacteria is regulated by the phenomenon of quorum sensing (QS), the present study aimed to find the QS-inhibiting (QS-I) property (if any) in sixty-one Indian medicinal plants. The presence of QS-I compound in the leaf-extract was evaluated by its ability to inhibit production of pigment in Chromobacterium violaceum MTCC 2656 (violacein) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 2297 (pyocyanin) or swarming of P. aeruginosa MTCC 2297. Extracts of three plants, Astilbe rivularis, Fragaria nubicola and Osbeckia nepalensis have shown a dose- dependent inhibition of violacein production with no negative effect on bacterial growth...
April 19, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
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