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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225085/aidp-a-novel-n-acyl-homoserine-lactonase-gene-from-antarctic-planococcus-sp
#1
Wah Seng See-Too, Robson Ee, Yan-Lue Lim, Peter Convey, David A Pearce, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
Planococcus is a Gram-positive halotolerant bacterial genus in the phylum Firmicutes, commonly found in various habitats in Antarctica. Quorum quenching (QQ) is the disruption of bacterial cell-to-cell communication (known as quorum sensing), which has previously been described in mesophilic bacteria. This study demonstrated the QQ activity of a psychrotolerant strain, Planococcus versutus strain L10.15(T), isolated from a soil sample obtained near an elephant seal wallow in Antarctica. Whole genome analysis of this bacterial strain revealed the presence of an N-acyl homoserine lactonase, an enzyme that hydrolyzes the ester bond of the homoserine lactone of N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHLs)...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213548/effects-of-gelling-agent-and-extracellular-signaling-molecules-on-the-culturability-of-marine-bacteria
#2
Anita Mac Rygaard, Mariane Schmidt Thøgersen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Lone Gram, Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia
Only 1 % of marine bacteria are currently culturable using standard laboratory procedures and this is a major obstacle for our understanding of the biology of marine microorganisms and for the discovery of novel microbial natural products. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate if improved cultivation conditions, including the use of an alternative gelling agent, and supplementation with signaling molecules, could improve the culturability of bacteria from seawater. Substituting agar with gellan gum improved viable counts 3 - 40-fold, depending on medium composition and incubation conditions, with a maximum of 6...
February 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197135/cloning-and-characterization-of-the-autoinducer-synthase-gene-from-lipid-degrading-bacterium-cedecea-neteri
#3
Kian-Hin Tan, Kah-Yan How, Jia-Yi Tan, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
The process of intercellular communication among bacteria, termed quorum sensing (QS), is mediated by small diffusible molecules known as the autoinducers. QS allows the population to react to the change of cell density in unison, in processes such as biofilm formation, plasmid conjugation, virulence, motility and root nodulation. In Gram-negative proteobacteria, N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) is the common "language" to coordinate gene expression. This signaling molecule is usually synthesized by LuxI-type proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164039/quorum-sensing-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-sdia-suppresses-escherichia-coli-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-conjugation-through-inhibiting-trai-expression
#4
Yang Lu, Jianming Zeng, Binning Wu, Shunmei E, Lina Wang, Renxin Cai, Ni Zhang, Youqiang Li, Xianzhang Huang, Bin Huang, Cha Chen
Conjugation is a key mechanism for horizontal gene transfer and plays an important role in bacterial evolution, especially with respect to antibiotic resistance. However, little is known about the role of donor and recipient cells in regulation of conjugation. Here, using an Escherichia coli (SM10λπ)-Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO1) conjugation model, we demonstrated that deficiency of lasI/rhlI, genes associated with generation of the quorum sensing signals N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) in PAO1, or deletion of the AHLs receptor SdiA in the donor SM10λπ both facilitated conjugation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149306/characterization-of-a-genomic-region-under-selection-in-cultivated-carrot-daucus-carota-subsp-sativus-reveals-a-candidate-domestication-gene
#5
Alicja Macko-Podgórni, Gabriela Machaj, Katarzyna Stelmach, Douglas Senalik, Ewa Grzebelus, Massimo Iorizzo, Philipp W Simon, Dariusz Grzebelus
Carrot is one of the most important vegetables worldwide, owing to its capability to develop fleshy, highly nutritious storage roots. It was domesticated ca. 1,100 years ago in Central Asia. No systematic knowledge about the molecular mechanisms involved in the domestication syndrome in carrot are available, however, the ability to form a storage root is undoubtedly the essential transition from the wild Daucus carota to the cultivated carrot. Here, we expand on the results of a previous study which identified a polymorphism showing a significant signature for selection upon domestication...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148985/multiplicity-of-quorum-quenching-enzymes-a-potential-mechanism-to-limit-quorum-sensing-bacterial-population
#6
Shikha Koul, Vipin Chandra Kalia
Bacteria express certain of their characteristics especially, pathogenicity factors at high cell densities. The process is termed as quorum sensing (QS). QS operates via signal molecules such as acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). Other bacteria inhibit QS through the inactivation of AHL signals by producing enzymes like AHL-lactonases and -acylases. Comparative genomic analysis has revealed the multiplicity of genes for AHL lactonases (up to 12 copies per genome) among Bacillus spp. and that of AHL-acylases (up to 5 copies per genome) among Pseudomonas spp...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141492/rnase-e-and-rnase-j-are-needed-for-s-adenosylmethionine-homeostasis-in-sinorhizobium-meliloti
#7
Kathrin Baumgardt, Hendrik Melior, Ramakanth Madhugiri, Sebastian Thalmann, Adam Schikora, Matthew McIntosh, Anke Becker, Elena Evguenieva-Hackenberg
The ribonucleases (RNases) E and J play major roles in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, respectively, and co-exist in Sinorhizobium meliloti. We analyzed S. meliloti 2011 mutants with mini-Tn5 insertions in the corresponding genes rne and rnj and found many overlapping effects. We observed similar changes in mRNA levels including lower mRNA levels of the motility and chemotaxis related genes flaA, flgB, and cheR and higher levels of ndvA (important for glucan export). The acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) levels were also higher during exponential growth in both RNase mutants, despite no increase in the expression of the sinI AHL synthase gene...
January 28, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137764/elevated-temperature-enhances-short-to-medium-chain-acyl-homoserine-lactone-production-by-black-band-disease-associated-vibrios
#8
Chinmayee D Bhedi, Carson W Prevatte, Maggie S Lookadoo, Patricia A Waikel, Patrick M Gillevet, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Shawn R Campagna, Laurie L Richardson
Black band disease (BBD) of corals is a horizontally migrating, pathogenic, polymicrobial mat community which is active above a temperature threshold of 27.5°C on the reef. Bacterial isolates from BBD, the surface mucopolysaccharide layer (SML) of healthy corals, and SML of healthy areas of BBD infected corals were tested for production of short to medium chain acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) using the Chromobacterium violaceum CV026 reporter strain. Of 110 bacterial isolates tested, 19 produced AHLs and 15 of these were from BBD...
January 29, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133926/n-acylhomoserine-lactone-regulation-of-genes-mediating-motility-and-pathogenicity-in-pseudomonas-syringae-pathovar-tabaci-11528
#9
Feifei Cheng, Anzhou Ma, Jinxue Luo, Xuliang Zhuang, Guoqiang Zhuang
Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tabaci 11528 (P. syringae 11528) is a phytopathogen that causes wild-fire disease in soybean and tobacco plants. It utilizes a cell density-dependent regulation system known as quorum sensing (QS). In its QS system, the psyI is responsible for the biosynthesis of N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). By comparing the transcripts from P. syringae 11528 wild-type strain with those of the ΔpsyI mutant using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology, 1118 AHL-regulated genes were identified in the transition from exponential to stationary growth phase...
January 29, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129983/identification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-n-acyl-homoserine-lactonase-gene-in-sphingomonas-ursincola-isolated-from-industrial-cooling-water-systems
#10
Tomohiro Morohoshi, Niina Sato, Taro Iizumi, Airi Tanaka, Tsukasa Ikeda
Biofilm formation by bacteria is one of the main causes of fouling in industrial cooling water systems. In many gram-negative bacteria, biofilm formation is regulated by N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL)-mediated quorum sensing. In this study, we isolated three AHL-degrading bacteria from cooling water systems and identified them as Sphingomonas ursincola. The draft genome sequence of S. ursincola A1 revealed the presence of an AHL-degrading gene homolog, designated qsdS. The qsdS region was also amplified by PCR from the genomes of the other two S...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124783/diversity-of-culturable-bacterial-communities-in-the-intestinal-tracts-of-goldfish-carassius-auratus-and-their-ability-to-produce-n-acyl-homoserine-lactone
#11
Haruo Sugita, Shun Kitao, Satoshi Narisawa, Ryosuke Minamishima, Shiro Itoi
Intestinal bacteria isolated from goldfish (Carassius auratus) were identified based on 16 ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences and screened for their ability to produce N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL), an autoinducer of the quorum sensing (QS) system. The 230 aerobes/facultative anaerobes that were isolated comprised members of the genera Aeromonas (184 isolates), Citrobacter (11), Enterobacter (2), Shewanella (28), Vagococcus (1), and Vibrio (4). Among these genera, the two most abundant species were Aeromonas veronii (163 isolates) and Shewanella xiamenensis (27)...
January 26, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120378/influence-of-the-alginate-production-on-cell-to-cell-communication-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
#12
Jiayue Yang, Masanori Toyofuku, Ryosuke Sakai, Nobuhiko Nomura
Many bacteria communicate with each other through signaling molecules, a process known as cell-to-cell communication. During this process, it is important for the signaling molecules to: 1) reach the target cells; and 2) to be received by the cognate receptor. Barriers such as the presence of extracellular matrix may prevent signals from reaching their targets; however, the influence of the extracellular matrix on cell-to-cell communication has scarcely been studied. Here we demonstrate that the overproduction of an extracellular matrix, alginate, in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa mucoid variant, alters cell-to-cell communication by interfering with the response to quinolone signals while having no effect on N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones (AHLs)...
January 25, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110415/antimicrobial-combination-treatment-including-ciprofloxacin-decreased-the-mortality-rate-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteraemia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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M Paulsson, A Granrot, J Ahl, J Tham, F Resman, K Riesbeck, F Månsson
Ineffective antimicrobial therapy of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia increases mortality. Recent studies have proposed the use of antimicrobial combination therapy composed of a beta-lactam with either ciprofloxacin or tobramycin. To determine if combination therapy correlates to lower mortality and is superior compared to monotherapy, we investigated the effect of antimicrobial treatment regimens on 30-day mortality in a cohort with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. All cases of P. aeruginosa bacteraemia (n = 292) in southwest Skåne County, Sweden (years 2005-2010, adult population 361,112) and the whole county (2011-2012, 966,130) were identified...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087611/production-of-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-by-the-sponge-associated-marine-actinobacteria-salinispora-arenicola-and-salinispora-pacifica
#14
Utpal Bose, Catharine A Ortori, Sarir Sarmad, David A Barrett, Amitha K Hewavitharana, Mark P Hodson, John A Fuerst, P Nicholas Shaw
The structures of acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) compounds and their quantification was accomplished using an integrated liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry approach. The precursor and product ions, along with retention times of peaks, were searched against an in-house database of AHLs and structures confirmed by accurate mass and by comparison with authentic AHL standards. The two compounds, N-(3-oxodecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone and N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone were characterised and quantified in Salinispora sp...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060888/the-association-between-gaba-modulators-and-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-matched-retrospective-case-control-study
#15
Jonathan Ström, Johan Tham, Fredrik Månsson, Jonas Ahl, Tor C Savidge, Sara M Dann, Fredrik Resman
OBJECTIVE: Recently, metabolomics studies have suggested that the neurotransmitter γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) may modulate C. difficile infection (CDI) pathogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the association between GABA-modulating pharmaceuticals and CDI development. METHODS: In July-December 2013, we performed a matched, retrospective case-control study in Skåne county, Sweden, to assess the association between the use of GABA-modulators (defined as regular use of at least one of the following: zolpidem, zopiclone, benzodiazepines, gabapentin, pregabalin or baclofen) and CDI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049617/synthesis-of-antimicrobial-glucosamides-as-bacterial-quorum-sensing-mechanism-inhibitors
#16
Nripendra N Biswas, Tsz Tin Yu, Önder Kimyon, Shashidhar Nizalapur, Christopher R Gardner, Mike Manefield, Renate Griffith, David StC Black, Naresh Kumar
Bacteria communicate with one another and regulate their pathogenicity through a phenomenon known as quorum sensing (QS). When the bacterial colony reaches a threshold density, the QS system induces the production of virulence factors and the formation of biofilms, a powerful defence system against the host's immune responses. The glucosamine monomer has been shown to disrupt the bacterial QS system by inhibiting autoinducer (AI) signalling molecules such as the acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). In this study, the synthesis of acetoxy-glucosamides 8, hydroxy-glucosamides 9 and 3-oxo-glucosamides 12 was performed via the 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC·HCl) and N,N'-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC) coupling methods...
December 21, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029304/cognitive-complaints-in-survivors-of-breast-cancer-after-chemotherapy-compared-with-age-matched-controls-an-analysis-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-prospective-longitudinal-study
#17
Michelle C Janelsins, Charles E Heckler, Luke J Peppone, Charles Kamen, Karen M Mustian, Supriya G Mohile, Allison Magnuson, Ian R Kleckner, Joseph J Guido, Kelley L Young, Alison K Conlin, Lora R Weiselberg, Jerry W Mitchell, Christine A Ambrosone, Tim A Ahles, Gary R Morrow
Purpose Cancer-related cognitive impairment is an important problem for patients with breast cancer, yet its trajectory is not fully understood. Some previous cancer-related cognitive impairment research is limited by heterogeneous populations, small samples, lack of prechemotherapy and longitudinal assessments, use of normative data, and lack of generalizability. We addressed these limitations in a large prospective, longitudinal, nationwide study. Patients and Methods Patients with breast cancer from community oncology clinics and age-matched noncancer controls completed the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function (FACT-Cog) at prechemotherapy and postchemotherapy and at a 6-month follow-up as an a priori exploratory aim...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018866/bacillus-sp-qsi-1-modulate-quorum-sensing-signals-reduce-aeromonas-hydrophila-level-and-alter-gut-microbial-community-structure-in-fish
#18
Shuxin Zhou, An Zhang, Hongping Yin, Weihua Chu
Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell density dependent process that enables bacteria to communicate with each other based on the production, secretion and sensing of the auto-inducer molecules and then subsequently regulate virulence associated gene expression. Interrupting quorum sensing may represent a novel alternative approach to combat bacterial pathogen. Several bacteria can produce quorum quenching (QQ) enzymes. However, the role of QQ bacteria in shaping the microbiota and the level of N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs, a prevalent type of QS molecules) producing bacteria remains largely unknown...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018401/systemic-responses-of-barley-to-the-3-hydroxy-decanoyl-homoserine-lactone-producing-plant-beneficial-endophyte-acidovorax-radicis-n35
#19
Shengcai Han, Dan Li, Eva Trost, Klaus F Mayer, A Corina Vlot, Werner Heller, Michael Schmid, Anton Hartmann, Michael Rothballer
Quorum sensing auto-inducers of the N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) type produced by Gram-negative bacteria have different effects on plants including stimulation on root growth and/or priming or acquirement of systemic resistance in plants. In this communication the influence of AHL production of the plant growth promoting endophytic rhizosphere bacterium Acidovorax radicis N35 on barley seedlings was investigated. A. radicis N35 produces 3-hydroxy-C10-homoserine lactone (3-OH-C10-HSL) as the major AHL compound...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017806/predicting-in-hospital-and-1-year-mortality-in-geriatric-trauma-patients-using-geriatric-trauma-outcome-score
#20
Rebecka Ahl, Herb A Phelan, Sinan Dogan, Yang Cao, Allyson C Cook, Shahin Mohseni
BACKGROUND: The Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS; [age] + [2.5 × Injury Severity Score] + 22 [if packed RBC transfused within ≤24 hours of admission]), was developed and validated as a prognostic indicator for in-hospital mortality in elderly trauma patients. However, GTOS neither provides information about post-discharge outcomes nor discriminates between patients dying with and without care restrictions. Isolating the latter, GTOS prediction performance was examined during admission and 1-year post discharge in a mature European trauma registry...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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