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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
#1
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/29016611/the-high-pathogenicity-island-hpi-promotes-flagellum-mediated-motility-in-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
#2
Giuseppe Magistro, Christiane Magistro, Christian G Stief, Sören Schubert
The key of success of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) to colonize niches outside the intestinal tract and to establish infection is the coordinated action of numerous virulence and fitness factors. The so-called high-pathogenicity island (HPI), responsible for synthesis, secretion and uptake of the siderophore yersiniabactin, proved to be an important virulence determinant. In this study we investigated the interaction of the flagellum-mediated motility and the HPI. The impairment of yersiniabactin production by deletion of irp2 or ybtA affected significantly motility...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983655/mechanistic-understanding-of-phenyllactic-acid-mediated-inhibition-of-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-development-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#3
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/28983473/extracellular-signals-of-a-human-epithelial-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-caco-2-cell-line-facilitate-the-penetration-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1-strain-through-the-mucin-layer
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Naoki Hayashi, Atsushi Yokotani, Masami Yamamoto, Mariko Kososhi, Mayu Morita, Chiaki Fukunishi, Nagisa Nishizawa, Naomasa Gotoh
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can penetrate the layer of mucus formed by host intestinal epithelial cells, often resulting in sepsis in immunocompromised patients. We have previously demonstrated that P. aeruginosa can penetrate the mucin layer by flagellar motility and the degradation of the mucin layer. However, it remains unclear how P. aeruginosa initially recognizes epithelial cells. Using the human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cell line, we investigated extracellular signaling that could facilitate the penetration of P...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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
#5
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/28972021/genetic-dissection-of-diviva-functions-in-listeria-monocytogenes
#6
Karan Gautam Kaval, Samuel Hauf, Jeanine Rismondo, Birgitt Hahn, Sven Halbedel
DivIVA is a membrane binding protein that clusters at curved membrane regions such as the cell poles and the membrane invaginations occurring during cell division. DivIVA proteins recruit many other proteins to these subcellular sites through direct protein-protein interactions. DivIVA-dependent functions are typically associated with cell growth and division, even though species-specific differences in the spectrum of DivIVA functions and their causative interaction partners exist. DivIVA from the Gram-positive human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes has at least three different functions...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956392/-application-of-bacterial-tracking-techniques-in-biofilms
#7
Wenchao Zhang, Jingchao Zhang, Kun Zhao
Biofilms are surface-attached complex aggregates consisting of bacteria cells and extracellular polymeric substances. Cells in biofilms show strong resistance to antibiotics and immune-escape capabilities. Their motility and metabolic activities are quite different from those when they are in planktonic style. In recent years, applications of new image-capturing techniques together with new image-processing methods, have greatly advanced the development of bacterial studies. This review focuses on bacterial tracking techniques...
September 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955306/the-laci-family-transcription-factor-rbsr-is-a-pleiotropic-regulator-of-motility-virulence-siderophore-and-antibiotic-production-gas-vesicle-morphogenesis-and-flotation-in-serratia
#8
Chin M Lee, Rita E Monson, Rachel M Adams, George P C Salmond
Gas vesicles (GVs) are proteinaceous, gas-filled organelles used by some bacteria to enable upward movement into favorable air/liquid interfaces in aquatic environments. Serratia sp. ATCC39006 (S39006) was the first enterobacterium discovered to produce GVs naturally. The regulation of GV assembly in this host is complex and part of a wider regulatory network affecting various phenotypes, including antibiotic biosynthesis. To identify new regulators of GVs, a comprehensive mutant library containing 71,000 insertion mutants was generated by random transposon mutagenesis and 311 putative GV-defective mutants identified...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928721/onion-peel-ethylacetate-fraction-and-its-derived-constituent-quercetin-4-o-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-attenuates-quorum-sensing-regulated-virulence-and-biofilm-formation
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Hanan M Al-Yousef, Atallah F Ahmed, Nasser A Al-Shabib, Sameen Laeeq, Rais A Khan, Md T Rehman, Ali Alsalme, Mohamed F Al-Ajmi, Mohammad S Khan, Fohad M Husain
The resistance and pathogenesis of bacteria could be related to their ability to sense and respond to population density, termed quorum sensing (QS). Inhibition of the QS system is considered as a novel strategy for the development of antipathogenic agents, especially for combating drug-resistant bacterial infections. In the present study, the anti-QS activity of Onion peel ethylacetate fraction (ONE) was tested against Chromobacterium violaceum CV12472 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. ONE inhibit the QS-mediated virulence factors production such as violacein in C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904418/leaf-extracts-of-selected-gardening-trees-can-attenuate-quorum-sensing-and-pathogenicity-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
#10
Kaimin Niu, Min Kuk, Haein Jung, Kokgan Chan, Sooki Kim
An increasing concern on resistance to multiple-antibiotics has led to the discovery of novel agents and the establishment of new precaution strategy. Numerous plant sources have been widely studied to reduce virulence of pathogenic bacteria by interfering cell-to-cell based communication called quorum sensing (QS). Leaf extracts of 17 gardening trees were collected and investigated for their anti-QS effects using a sensor strain Chromobacterium violaceum CV026. Methanolic extracts of K4 (Acer palmatum), K9 (Acer pseudosieboldianum) and K13 (Cercis chinensis) leaves were selected for further experiments based on their antagonism effect on QS without inhibiting C...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846366/structure-biosynthesis-and-biological-activity-of-the-cyclic-lipopeptide-anikasin
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Sebastian Götze, Regine Herbst-Irmer, Martin Klapper, Helmar Görls, Kilian R A Schneider, Robert Barnett, Thomas Burks, Ursula Neu, Pierre Stallforth
The class of cyclic lipopeptide natural products consists of compounds with a diverse range of bioactivities. In this study, we elucidated the structure of the cyclic lipopeptide anikasin using X-ray crystallography, analyzed its biosynthetic gene cluster, and investigated its natural role in the interaction between the producer strain Pseudomonas fluorescens HKI0770 and protozoal predators. These results led to the conclusion that anikasin has dual functionality enabling swarming motility and acting as a niche amoebicide, which effectively inhibits the social amoeba Polysphondylium violaceum and protects the producer strain from protozoal grazing...
September 1, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836761/high-speed-4d-computational-microscopy-of-bacterial-surface-motility
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Jaime de Anda, Ernest Y Lee, Calvin K Lee, Rachel R Bennett, Xiang Ji, Soheil Soltani, Mark C Harrison, Amy E Baker, Yun Luo, Tom Chou, George A O'Toole, Andrea M Armani, Ramin Golestanian, Gerard C L Wong
Bacteria exhibit surface motility modes that play pivotal roles in early-stage biofilm community development, such as type IV pili-driven "twitching" motility and flagellum-driven "spinning" and "swarming" motility. Appendage-driven motility is controlled by molecular motors, and analysis of surface motility behavior is complicated by its inherently 3D nature, the speed of which is too fast for confocal microscopy to capture. Here, we combine electromagnetic field computation and statistical image analysis to generate 3D movies close to a surface at 5 ms time resolution using conventional inverted microscopes...
September 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825894/adhesion-and-invasion-to-epithelial-cells-and-motility-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-reveal-st131-superiority-a-comparative-in-vitro-study-of-extraintestinal-pathogenic-e-coli-lineages
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Kira Kondratyeva, Ayala Wollman, Gabi Gerlitz, Shiri Navon-Venezia
PURPOSE: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) sequence type ST131 is pandemic, and it is the major contributor to antibiotic resistance in E. coli. Despite its epidemiological superiority, the physiological reasons that decipher its success remain elusive. We aimed to compare the adhesion, invasion and motility potential of ST131 versus other E. coli lineages. METHODOLOGY: In this in vitro comparative study, 14 ESBL-producing ExPEC community-onset bacteremia isolates were chosen from a reported clinical collection (Karfunkel D, Carmeli Y, Chmelnitsky I, Kotlovsky T, Navon-Venezia S...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819217/anti-biofilm-effects-of-anthranilate-on-a-broad-range-of-bacteria
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Xi-Hui Li, Soo-Kyoung Kim, Joon-Hee Lee
Anthranilate, one of tryptophan degradation products has been reported to interfere with biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here, we investigated the effects of anthranilate on biofilm formation by various bacteria and the mechanisms responsible. Anthranilate commonly inhibited biofilm formation by P. aeruginosa, Vibrio vulnificus, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and Staphylococcus aureus, and disrupted biofilms preformed by these bacteria. Because anthranilate reduced intracellular c-di-GMP and enhanced swimming and swarming motilities in P...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819178/curcumin-liposomes-interfere-with-quorum-sensing-system-of-aeromonas-sobria-and-in-silico-analysis
#15
Ting Ding, Tingting Li, Zhi Wang, Jianrong Li
Aeromonas sobria is opportunistic pathogen frequently found in environment and food. Interfering with its quorum sensing (QS) system could be a promising way to alleviate its virulence. In this study, curcumin liposomes were prepared and their characteristics like particle size, zeta potential, PDI (Polymey Disperse Index), encapsulation efficiency and loading capacity were measured. The quorum sensing inhibitory effect of curcumin liposomes under sub-MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) on siderophore production, swimming and swarming motility, extracellular proteases, biofilm formation and AHLs (N-acylhomoserine lactones) production of A...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812258/chromosomal-flhb1-gene-of-the-alphaproteobacterium-azospirillum-brasilense-sp245-is-essential-for-correct-assembly-of-both-constitutive-polar-flagellum-and-inducible-lateral-flagella
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Yulia Filip'echeva, Andrei Shelud'ko, Alexei Prilipov, Elizaveta Telesheva, Dmitry Mokeev, Andrei Burov, Lilia Petrova, Elena Katsy
Azospirillum brasilense has the ability of swimming and swarming motility owing to the work of a constitutive polar flagellum and inducible lateral flagella, respectively. The interplay between these flagellar systems is poorly understood. One of the key elements of the flagellar export apparatus is the protein FlhB. Two predicted flhB genes are present in the genome of A. brasilense Sp245 (accession nos. HE577327-HE577333). Experimental evidence obtained here indicates that the chromosomal coding sequence (CDS) AZOBR_150177 (flhB1) of Sp245 is essential for the production of both types of flagella...
August 15, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807106/developmental-adaptations-of-trypanosome-motility-to-the-tsetse-fly-host-environments-unravel-a-multifaceted-in-vivo-microswimmer-system
#17
Sarah Schuster, Timothy Krüger, Ines Subota, Sina Thusek, Brice Rotureau, Andreas Beilhack, Markus Engstler
The highly motile and versatile protozoan pathogen Trypanosoma brucei undergoes a complex life cycle in the tsetse fly. Here we introduce the host insect as an expedient model environment for microswimmer research, as it allows examination of microbial motion within a diversified, secluded and yet microscopically tractable space. During their week-long journey through the different microenvironments of the fly´s interior organs, the incessantly swimming trypanosomes cross various barriers and confined surroundings, with concurrently occurring major changes of parasite cell architecture...
August 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804018/anti-biofilm-activity-of-a22-s-3-4-dichlorobenzyl-isothiourea-hydrochloride-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-influence-on-biofilm-formation-motility-and-bioadhesion
#18
Pauline Cordenonsi Bonez, Grazielle Guidolin Rossi, Jardel Rodrigo Bandeira, Andiara Prates Ramos, Caren Rigon Mizdal, Vanessa Albertina Agertt, Eloísa Salete Segatto Dalla Nora, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Camilla Fillippi Dos Santos Alves, Fallon Siqueira Dos Santos, André Gündel, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos, Marli Matiko Anraku de Campos
Bacterial biofilms are involved in various medical infections and for this reason it is of great importance understanding adhesion mechanisms of involved microorganisms is essential to develop new strategies of prevention and control. Different approaches have been used for preventing biofilm related infections in health care settings, such as use of surface coatings agents in medical implants. In this context, is necessary to explore new compounds with anti-biofilm activity. Thus, this study evaluated for the first time the action of A22 against biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 strain and multi-resistant clinical isolates on biotic and abiotic surfaces...
October 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799693/the-small-rna-real-a-novel-regulatory-element-embedded-in-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quorum-sensing-networks
#19
Sara Carloni, Raffaella Macchi, Sara Sattin, Silvia Ferrara, Giovanni Bertoni
The small RNA ReaL of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been characterized. Our results indicate that ReaL contributes to P. aeruginosa virulence. In the Galleria mellonella infection model, reaL gene deletion resulted in decreased virulence, while ReaL overexpression resulted in a hyper-virulent phenotype. We also demonstrate that ReaL is embedded in the P. aeruginosa quorum sensing (QS) with the role of linking las to pqs systems. We show that ReaL is negatively regulated by the las regulator LasR and impacts positively the synthesis of the pqs quinolone signal PQS by a positive post-transcriptional effect on the pqsC gene...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780591/revealing-strategies-of-quorum-sensing-in-azospirillum-brasilense-strains-ab-v5-and-ab-v6
#20
Josiane Fukami, Julia Laura Fernandes Abrantes, Pablo Del Cerro, Marco Antonio Nogueira, Francisco Javier Ollero, Manuel Megías, Mariangela Hungria
Azospirillum brasilense is an important plant-growth promoting bacterium (PGPB) that requires several critical steps for root colonization, including biofilm and exopolysaccharide (EPS) synthesis and cell motility. In several bacteria these mechanisms are mediated by quorum sensing (QS) systems that regulate the expression of specific genes mediated by the autoinducers N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). We investigated QS mechanisms in strains Ab-V5 and Ab-V6 of A. brasilense, which are broadly used in commercial inoculants in Brazil...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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