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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525966/gene-expression-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-growing-in-laboratory-isolation-conditions-compared-to-those-common-in-its-natural-ocean-environment
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Katherine García, Cristian Yáñez, Nicolás Plaza, Francisca Peña, Pedro Sepúlveda, Diliana Pérez-Reytor, Romilio T Espejo
BACKGROUND: Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an autochthonous marine bacterial species comprising strains able to grow in broth containing bile salts at 37 °C, a condition seldom found in the ocean. However, this condition is used for isolation in the laboratory because it is considered a necessary property for pathogenesis. In this context, revealing how gene expression enables V. parahaemolyticus to adapt to this particular condition -common to almost all V. parahaemolyticus isolates- will improve our understanding of the biology of this important pathogen...
May 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522327/measurement-of-bacterial-capture-and-phagosome-maturation-of-kupffer-cells-by-intravital-microscopy
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Bas G J Surewaard, Paul Kubes
It is central to the field of bacterial pathogenesis to define how bacteria are killed by phagocytic cells. During phagocytosis, the microbe is localized to the phagolysosome where crucial defense mechanisms such as acidification and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are initiated. This process has extensively been studied in vitro, however many resident tissue phagocytes will phenotypically change upon isolation from their natural environment. Therefore, interrogation of phagocytosis and phagosomal function of cells in the context of their natural tissue environment enhances our understanding of the biological process in vivo...
May 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516126/an-hplc-based-method-to-quantify-coronatine-production-by-bacteria
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Shweta Panchal, Zachary S Breitbach, Maeli Melotto
Coronatine is a polyketide phytotoxin produced by several pathovars of the plant pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae. It is one of the most important virulence factors determining the success of bacterial pathogenesis in the plant at both epiphytic and endophytic stages of the disease cycle. This protocol describes an optimized procedure to culture bacterial cells for coronatine production and to quantify the amount of coronatine secreted in the culture medium using an HPLC-based method.
March 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515178/a-model-specific-role-of-microrna-223-as-a-mediator-of-kidney-injury-during-experimental-sepsis
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James F Colbert, Joshay A Ford, Sarah M Haeger, Yimu Yang, Kyrie L Dailey, Kristen C Allison, Viola Neudecker, Christopher M Evans, Vanessa L Richardson, Kelley Brodsky, Sarah Faubel, Holger K Eltzschig, Eric P Schmidt, Adit A Ginde
Sepsis outcomes are heavily dependent on the development of septic organ injury, but no interventions exist to interrupt or reverse this process. MicroRNA-223 (miR-223) is known to be involved in both inflammatory gene regulation and host-pathogen interactions key to the pathogenesis of sepsis. The goal of this study was to determine the role of miR-223 as a mediator of septic kidney injury. Using miR-223 knockout mice and multiple models of experimental sepsis, we found that miR-223 differentially influences acute kidney injury (AKI) based on the model used...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512564/infections-and-follicular-lymphoma-is-there-a-link
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Francesco Zallio, Giulia Limberti, Marco Ladetto
Several infectious agents appear to provide a proliferative signal -- "antigen-drive" - that could be implicated in the pathogenesis of various type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). A classical model of the infection-driven lymphoproliferative disorder is Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric MALT lymphoma, where antibiotic therapy allows the eradication of both the infectious agent and the clonal B-cell expansion. Following the footsteps of this example, several retrospective studies have found a correlation with other pathogens and B-cell Lymphomas, adding new relevant information about pathogenesis and laying the groundwork for chemotherapy-free treatments...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512250/introduction-to-the-human-gut-microbiota
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Elizabeth Thursby, Nathalie Juge
The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbours a complex and dynamic population of microorganisms, the gut microbiota, which exert a marked influence on the host during homeostasis and disease. Multiple factors contribute to the establishment of the human gut microbiota during infancy. Diet is considered as one of the main drivers in shaping the gut microbiota across the life time. Intestinal bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining immune and metabolic homeostasis and protecting against pathogens. Altered gut bacterial composition (dysbiosis) has been associated with the pathogenesis of many inflammatory diseases and infections...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512097/glutathionylation-of-yersinia-pestis-lcrv-and-its-effects-on-plague-pathogenesis
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Anthony Mitchell, Christina Tam, Derek Elli, Thomas Charlton, Patrick Osei-Owusu, Farbod Fazlollahi, Kym F Faull, Olaf Schneewind
Glutathionylation, the formation of reversible mixed disulfides between glutathione and protein cysteine residues, is a posttranslational modification previously observed for intracellular proteins of bacteria. Here we show that Yersinia pestis LcrV, a secreted protein capping the type III secretion machine, is glutathionylated at Cys(273) and that this modification promotes association with host ribosomal protein S3 (RPS3), moderates Y. pestis type III effector transport and killing of macrophages, and enhances bubonic plague pathogenesis in mice and rats...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508421/subversion-of-host-kinases-a-key-network-in-cellular-signaling-hijacked-by-helicobacter-pylori-caga
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REVIEW
Nicole Tegtmeyer, Matthias Neddermann, Carmen Isabell Asche, Steffen Backert
Helicobacter pylori is a paradigm of persistent pathogens and major risk factor for developing severe diseases including adenocarcinoma in the human stomach. An important bacterial factor linked to gastric disease progression is the cag pathogenicity island-encoded type-IV secretion system (T4SS) effector protein CagA. Translocated CagA undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation at EPIYA-motifs and then activates or inactivates multiple host signaling proteins in a phosphorylation-dependent and phosphorylation-independent fashion...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507246/the-pneumococcal-type-1-pilus-genes-are-thermoregulated-and-are-repressed-by-a-member-of-the-snf2-protein-family
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Alan Basset, Muriel Herd, Raecliffe Daly, Simon L Dove, Richard Malley
In Streptococcus pneumoniae, the type 1 pilus is involved in many steps of pathogenesis, including adherence to epithelial cells, mediation of inflammation, escape from macrophages, and the formation of biofilms. The type 1 pilus genes are expressed in a bistable fashion with cells switching between ON and OFF expression states. Bistable expression of these genes is due to their control by RlrA, a positive regulator subject to control by a positive feedback loop. The type 1 pilus genes are also thought to be negatively regulated by a large number of repressors...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506893/macpf-cdc-proteins-in-development-insights-from-drosophila-torso-like
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Travis K Johnson, Michelle A Henstridge, Coral G Warr
The Membrane Attack Complex Perforin-like/Cholesterol-Dependent Cytolysin (MACPF) superfamily is an ancient and biologically diverse group of proteins that are best known for pore-forming roles in mammalian immunity and bacterial pathogenesis. Intriguingly, however, some eukaryotic proteins which contain the MACPF domain that defines this family do not act in attack or defence, and instead have distinct developmental functions. It remains unclear whether these proteins function via pore formation or have a different mechanism of action...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506887/molecular-investigation-of-virulence-factors-of-brucella-melitensis-and-brucella-abortus-strains-isolated-from-clinical-and-non-clinical-samples
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Reza Mirnejad, Faramarz Masjedian Jazi, Shayan Mostafaei, Mansour Sedighi
Brucella is zoonotic pathogen that induces abortion and sterility in domestic mammals and chronic infections in humans called Malta fever. It is a facultative intracellular potential pathogen with high infectivity. The virulence of Brucella is dependent upon its potential virulence factors such as enzymes and cell envelope associated virulence genes. The aim of this study was to investigate the Brucella virulence factors among strains isolated from humans and animals in different parts of Iran. Seventy eight strains of Brucella species isolated from suspected human and animal cases from several provinces of Iran during 2015-2016 and identified by phenotypic and molecular methods...
May 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506555/gut-microbiota-in-parkinson-disease-in-a-northern-german-cohort
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Franziska Hopfner, Axel Künstner, Stefanie H Müller, Sven Künzel, Kirsten E Zeuner, Nils G Margraf, Günther Deuschl, John F Baines, Gregor Kuhlenbäumer
Pathologic and epidemiologic studies suggest that Parkinson disease (PD) may in some cases start in the enteric nervous system and spread via the vagal nerve to the brainstem. Mounting evidence suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important role in the communication between gut and brain and that alteration of the gut microbiome is involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases, including Parkinson disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether Parkinson disease is associated with qualitative or quantitative changes in the gut microbiome...
May 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506308/attenuating-immune-pathology-using-a-microbial-based-intervention-in-a-mouse-model-of-cigarette-smoke-induced-lung-inflammation
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Mark Bazett, Agnieszka Biala, Ryan D Huff, Matthew R Zeglinksi, Philip M Hansbro, Momir Bosiljcic, Hal Gunn, Shirin Kalyan, Jeremy A Hirota
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoke exposure is the major risk factor for developing COPD. Presently, available COPD treatments focus on suppressing inflammation and providing bronchodilation. However, these options have varying efficacy in controlling symptoms and do not reverse or limit the progression of COPD. Treatments strategies using bacterial-derived products have shown promise in diseases characterized by inflammation and immune dysfunction. This study investigated for the first time whether a novel immunotherapy produced from inactivated Klebsiella (hereafter referred to as KB) containing all the major Klebsiella macromolecules, could attenuate cigarette smoke exposure-induced immune responses...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506090/rational-design-strategies-for-fimh-antagonists-new-drugs-on-the-horizon-for-urinary-tract-infection-and-crohn-s-disease
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Laurel K Mydock-McGrane, Thomas J Hannan, James W Janetka
The bacterial adhesin FimH is a virulence factor and an attractive therapeutic target for urinary tract infection (UTI) and Crohn's Disease (CD). Located on type 1 pili of uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), the FimH adhesin plays an integral role in the pathogenesis of UPEC. Recent efforts have culminated in the development of small-molecule mannoside FimH antagonists that target the mannose-binding lectin domain of FimH, inhibiting its function and preventing UPEC from binding mannosylated host cells in the bladder, thereby circumventing infection...
May 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505627/endothelial-damage-signals-refractory-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Theis S Itenov, Jens-Ulrik Jensen, Sisse R Ostrowski, Pär I Johansson, Katrin M Thormar, Jens D Lundgren, Morten H Bestle
Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) are heterogeneous on pathophysiology and prognosis. The role of endothelial damage in the pathogenesis of refractory AKI has not been clarified. The aim was to determine if biomarkers of endothelial damage, independently of the inflammatory insult on the kidney, can predict recovery of acute kidney injury. METHODS: From the "Procalcitonin And Survival Study" multicenter intensive care unit cohort, followed for 28 days after admission, we included patients without chronic kidney disease, who survived >24 h after admission and with plasma samples at admission available for biomarker analysis...
June 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504091/toll-like-receptor-4-an-important-molecule-in-recognition-and-induction-of-appropriate-immune-responses-against-chlamydia-infection
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REVIEW
Reza Nosratababadi, Vahid Bagheri, Mohammad Zare-Bidaki, Hamid Hakimi, Nahid Zainodini, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi
Chlamydia species are obligate intracellular pathogens causing different infectious diseases particularly asymptomatic genital infections and are also responsible for a wide range of complications. Previous studies showed that there are different immune responses to Chlamydia species and their infections are limited to some cases. Moreover, Chlamydia species are able to alter immune responses through modulating the expression of some immune system related molecules including cytokines. Toll like receptors (TLRs) belonge to pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs) and play vital roles in recognition of microbes and stimulation of appropriate immune responses...
April 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503994/anti-pseudomonal-and-anti-endotoxic-effects-of-surfactin-stabilized-biogenic-silver-nanocubes-ameliorated-wound-repair-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Natarajan Krishnan, Balasubramanian Velramar, Rajesh Pandiyan, Rajesh Kannan Velu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its lipopolysaccharides play a key role in the pathogenesis of diabetic foot infection, for which, currently no effective therapeutic agents are available. Hence, newer forms of therapeutic agents are required for treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. In this present study, nanocrystalline silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using culture filtrate of Brevibacillus brevis KN8(2) followed by an investigation of its in vivo anti-pseudomonal and anti-endotoxic properties...
May 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502968/prokaryotic-communities-at-different-depths-between-soils-with-and-without-tomato-bacterial-wilt-but-pathogen-present-in-a-single-greenhouse
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Chol Gyu Lee, Toshiya Iida, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yasunori Muramoto, Hideki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Nakaho, Moriya Ohkuma
The characterization of microbial communities that promote or suppress soil-borne pathogens is important for controlling plant diseases. We compared prokaryotic communities in soil with or without the signs of tomato bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Soil samples were collected from a greenhouse at two different depths because this pathogen is present in deep soil. We used samples from sites in which we detected phcA, a key gene regulating R. solanacearum pathogenicity. The pyrosequencing of prokaryotic 16S rRNA sequences in four soil samples without disease symptoms but with phcA and in two soil samples with disease symptoms indicated that community richness was not significantly different between these two soils; however, microbial diversity in the lower soil layer was higher in soil samples without disease symptoms but with phcA...
May 13, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502874/aerobic-vaginitis-no-longer-a-stranger
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Gilbert G G Donders, Gert Bellen, Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Kateryna Ruban, Pedro Vieira-Baptista
Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is the name given in 2002 to a vaginal infectious entity which was not recognized as such before. It is characterized by abnormal (dysbiotic) vaginal microflora containing aerobic, enteric bacteria, variable levels of vaginal inflammation and deficient epithelial maturation. Although AV and bacterial vaginosis (BV) share some characteristics, such as a diminished number or absence of lactobacilli, increased discharge (fishy smelling in BV, while in severe forms of AV, a foul, rather rotten smell may be present) and increased pH (often more pronounced in AV), there are also striking differences between the two...
May 11, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502130/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-ascitic-fluid-of-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
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