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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446863/peptides-as-quorum-sensing-molecules-measurement-techniques-and-obtained-levels-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Frederick Verbeke, Severine De Craemer, Nathan Debunne, Yorick Janssens, Evelien Wynendaele, Christophe Van de Wiele, Bart De Spiegeleer
The expression of certain bacterial genes is regulated in a cell-density dependent way, a phenomenon called quorum sensing. Both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria use this type of communication, though the signal molecules (auto-inducers) used by them differ between both groups: Gram-negative bacteria use predominantly N-acyl homoserine lacton (AHL) molecules (autoinducer-1, AI-1) while Gram-positive bacteria use mainly peptides (autoinducer peptides, AIP or quorum sensing peptides). These quorum sensing molecules are not only involved in the inter-microbial communication, but can also possibly cross-talk directly or indirectly with their host...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444448/the-5-untranslated-region-of-potato-sbglr-gene-contributes-to-pollen-specific-expression
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Yujie Chang, Min Yan, Jingjuan Yu, Dengyun Zhu, Qian Zhao
The 5'UTR of SBgLR enhances gene expression by regulating both its transcription and translation. SBgLR (Solanum tuberosum genomic lysine rich) is a pollen-specific gene in Solanum tuberosum that encodes a microtubule-associated protein. The region from -85 to +180 (transcription start site at +1) was determined to be critical for specific expression in pollen grains. Transient and stable expression assays showed that the 5'UTR (from +1 to +184) enhanced gene expression in all detected tissues of transgenic tobacco...
April 25, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432587/rituximab-methotrexate-procarbazine-vincristine-and-intensified-cytarabine-consolidation-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-pcnsl-in-the-elderly-a-loc-network-study
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Caroline Houillier, Hervé Ghesquières, Cécile Chabrot, Carole Soussain, Guido Ahle, Sylvain Choquet, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Jacques Vargaftig, Claude Gaultier, Valérie Touitou, Nadine Martin-Duverneuil, Nathalie Cassoux, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Myrto Costopoulos, Pierre Faurie, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is chemosensitive to high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy. However, responses in the elderly are short-lasting and outcome is poor. Given that radiotherapy and intensive chemotherapy expose elderly to severe toxicities, alternative consolidation approaches need to be evaluated. In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with newly-diagnosed PCNSL, aged >60, treated with a (R)-MPV-AAA regimen. The regimen consisted of three 28-day cycles of methotrexate (3...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425948/characterization-of-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-in-vibrio-tasmaniensis-lgp32-by-a-biosensor-based-uhplc-hrms-ms-method
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Léa Girard, Élodie Blanchet, Laurent Intertaglia, Julia Baudart, Didier Stien, Marcelino Suzuki, Philippe Lebaron, Raphaël Lami
Since the discovery of quorum sensing (QS) in the 1970s, many studies have demonstrated that Vibrio species coordinate activities such as biofilm formation, virulence, pathogenesis, and bioluminescence, through a large group of molecules called N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). However, despite the extensive knowledge on the involved molecules and the biological processes controlled by QS in a few selected Vibrio strains, less is known about the overall diversity of AHLs produced by a broader range of environmental strains...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424524/hqia-a-novel-quorum-quenching-enzyme-which-expands-the-ahl-lactonase-family
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Marta Torres, Stéphane Uroz, Rafael Salto, Laure Fauchery, Emilia Quesada, Inmaculada Llamas
The screening of a metagenomic library of 250,000 clones generated from a hypersaline soil (Spain) allowed us to identify a single positive clone which confers the ability to degrade N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). The sequencing of the fosmid revealed a 42,318 bp environmental insert characterized by 46 ORFs. The subcloning of these ORFs demonstrated that a single gene (hqiA) allowed AHL degradation. Enzymatic analysis using purified HqiA and HPLC/MS revealed that this protein has lactonase activity on a broad range of AHLs...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416858/study-on-e-coli-and-salmonella-biofilms-from-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables
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Balagopal Amrutha, Kothandapani Sundar, Prathapkumar Halady Shetty
Foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables are on the rise worldwide. Biofilm formation is one of the important traits of pathogens making them strongly attached to substrates as well as express virulence phenotypes. Present study investigates the biofilm forming ability of E. coli and Salmonella sp. isolated from fresh fruits and vegetables. A total of 53 strains, including 35 E. coli and 18 Salmonella sp. isolated from different fruit and vegetable samples were taken into account for the study...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414213/immobilization-and-stabilization-of-acylase-on-carboxylated-polyaniline-nanofibers-for-highly-effective-antifouling-application-via-quorum-quenching
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Jeongjoon Lee, Inseon Lee, Jahyun Nam, Dong Soo Hwang, Kyung-Min Yeon, Jungbae Kim
Acylase was immobilized and stabilized on carboxylated polyaniline nanofibers (cPANFs) for the development of antifouling nanobiocatalysis with high enzyme loading and stability. Acylase was immobilized via three different approaches: covalent attachment (CA), enzyme coating (EC), and magnetically separable enzyme precipitate coating (Mag-EPC). The enzyme activity per unit weight of cPANFs of Mag-EPC was 75 and 300 times higher than those of CA and EC, respectively, representing the improved enzyme loading in the form of Mag-EPC...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407206/pre-ejection-period-reactivity-to-reward-is-associated-with-anhedonic-symptoms-of-depression-among-adolescents
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Joshua J Ahles, Amy H Mezulis, Sheila E Crowell
Pre-ejection period (PEP) reactivity to reward has been posited as a specific index of behavioral approach and incentive motivation, suggesting it might be uniquely associated with the affective and motivational deficits of anhedonia. This study evaluated PEP reactivity to a reward task as a predictor of depressive symptoms among adolescents, examining global depressive symptoms as well as specific anhedonic and nonanhedonic symptoms clusters. Participants included 76 adolescents, ages 11-15 years (52% female)...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405399/strain-identification-and-quorum-sensing-inhibition-characterization-of-marine-derived-rhizobium-sp-nao1
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Hong Chang, Jin Zhou, Xiaoshan Zhu, Shenchen Yu, Lu Chen, Hui Jin, Zhonghua Cai
A novel strategy for combating pathogens is through the ongoing development and use of anti-quorum sensing (QS) treatments such as therapeutic bacteria or their anti-QS substances. Relatively little is known about the bacteria that inhabit the open ocean and of their potential anti-pathogenic attributes; thus, in an initiative to identify these types of therapeutic bacteria, planktonic microbes from the North Atlantic Ocean were collected, isolated, cultured and screened for anti-QS activity. Screening analysis identified one such strain, Rhizobium sp...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402139/long-term-open-label-safety-study-of-edivoxetine-monotherapy-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Emel Serap Monkul Nery, Mark Bangs, Peng Liu, Jonna Ahl, David Perahia
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term safety and tolerability of edivoxetine, a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, which was being developed as monotherapy in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: This was an open-label study of edivoxetine once daily dosing (0.1-0.3 mg/kg) as treatment for ADHD in children (6-11 years) and adolescents (12-17 years) to assess safety for up to 5 years. The safety assessments included the incidence of adverse events, vital signs, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, percentile changes in weight, height, and body mass index, and Tanner staging...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391944/effects-of-exogenous-short-chain-n-acyl-homoserine-lactone-on-denitrifying-process-of-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Yun Cheng, Yang Zhang, Qiuxuan Shen, Jie Gao, Guoqiang Zhuang, Xuliang Zhuang
N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) serve as quorum-sensing signals, which control a number of bacterial processes in many proteobacteria. Here we report the effects of exogenous short-chain AHL on the denitrifying process of Paracoccus denitrificans, which are capable of aerobic and anaerobic growth by utilizing nitrate. The denitrification activity of these cells was monitored by measuring denitrification products (including nitrate, nitrite, and nitrous oxide), and the individual messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) levels of nitrate, nitrite, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide reductases...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389641/dual-function-of-tropodithietic-acid-as-antibiotic-and-signaling-molecule-in-global-gene-regulation-of-the-probiotic-bacterium-phaeobacter-inhibens
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Paul G Beyersmann, Jürgen Tomasch, Kwangmin Son, Roman Stocker, Markus Göker, Irene Wagner-Döbler, Meinhard Simon, Thorsten Brinkhoff
Antibiotics are typically regarded as microbial weapons, but whereas their function at concentrations lethal for bacteria is often well characterized, the role of antibiotics at much lower concentrations as possibly found under natural conditions remains poorly understood. By using whole-transcriptome analyses and phenotypic screenings of the marine bacterium Phaeobacter inhibens we found that the broad-spectrum antibiotic tropodithietic acid (TDA) causes the same regulatory effects in quorum sensing (QS) as the common signaling molecule N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) at concentrations 100-fold lower than the minimal inhibitory concentration against bacteria...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389463/vitreous-microrna-levels-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-vitreo-retinal-lymphoma
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Vinodh Kakkassery, Roland Schroers, Sarah E Coupland, M Ilan Wunderlich, Marc Schargus, Carsten Heinz, Susanne Wasmuth, Arnd Heiligenhaus, Guido Ahle, Patrick Lenoble, Uwe Schlegel, Wolff Schmiegel, H Burkhard Dick, Alexander Baraniskin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379194/characteristics-of-n-acylhomoserine-lactones-produced-by-hafnia-alvei-h4-isolated-from-spoiled-instant-sea-cucumber
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Hong-Man Hou, Yao-Lei Zhu, Jia-Ying Wang, Feng Jiang, Wen-Yan Qu, Gong-Liang Zhang, Hong-Shun Hao
This study aimed to identify N-acylhomoserine lactone (AHL) produced by Hafnia alvei H4, which was isolated from spoiled instant sea cucumber, and to investigate the effect of AHLs on biofilm formation. Two biosensor strains, Chromobacterium violaceum CV026 and Agrobacterium tumefaciens KYC55, were used to detect the quorum sensing (QS) activity of H. alvei H4 and to confirm the existence of AHL-mediated QS system. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high resolution triple quadrupole liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis of the AHLs extracted from the culture supernatant of H...
April 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369132/-before-and-after-investigating-the-relationship-between-temporal-connectives-and-chronological-ordering-using-event-related-potentials
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Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Ming Xiang, Diogo Almeida
Sentence-initial temporal clauses headed by before, as in "Before the scientist submitted the paper, the journal changed its policy", have been shown to elicit sustained negative-going brain potentials compared to maximally similar clauses headed by after, as in "After the scientist submitted the paper, the journal changed its policy". Such effects may be due to either one of two potential causes: before clauses may be more difficult than after clauses because they cause the two events in the sentence to be mentioned in an order opposite the order in which they actually occurred, or they may be more difficult because they are ambiguous with regard to whether the event described in the clause actually happened...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366032/etiology-of-single-sided-deafness-and-asymmetrical-hearing-loss
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Shin-Ichi Usami, Ryosuke Kitoh, Hideaki Moteki, Shin-Ya Nishio, Tomohiro Kitano, Masafumi Kobayashi, Jun Shinagawa, Yoh Yokota, Kenjiro Sugiyama, Kizuki Watanabe
CONCLUSIONS: The present study revealed that various etiologies are involved in single-sided deafness (SSD), and that the cause of SSD and asymmetrical hearing loss (AHL) differed greatly between congenital/early-onset cases and adult cases. Clarification of the etiology is the first step toward providing appropriate intervention. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to clarify the etiology of SSD and AHL patients. METHODS: The etiology of a total of 527 SSD or AHL patients who visited Shinshu University Hospital between 2006 and 2016 were analyzed by imaging as well as serological tests for mumps virus, and CMV DNA testing...
April 1, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364274/quorum-quenching-properties-of-actinobacteria-isolated-from-malaysian-tropical-soils
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Kavimalar Devaraj, Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Kok-Gan Chan
In this study, a total of 147 soil actinobacterial strains were screened for their ability to inhibit response of Chromobacterium violaceum CV026 to short chain N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) which is a quorum sensing molecule. Of these, three actinobacterial strains showed positive for violacein inhibition. We further tested these strains for the inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 quorum sensing-regulated phenotypes, namely, swarming and pyocyanin production. The three strains were found to inhibit at least one of the quorum sensing-regulated phenotypes of PAO1...
March 31, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357693/arachis-hypogaea-l-produces-mimic-and-inhibitory-quorum-sensing-like-molecules
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F Nievas, L Vilchez, W Giordano, P Bogino
A wide variety of plant-associated soil bacteria (rhizobacteria) communicate with each other by quorum sensing (QS). Plants are able to detect and produce mimics and inhibitor molecules of the QS bacterial communicative process. Arachis hypogaea L. (peanut) establishes a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with rhizobia belonging to the genus Bradyrhizobium. These bacteria use a QS mechanism dependent on the synthesis of N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). Given the relevance that plant-rhizobacteria interactions have at the ecological level, this work addresses the involvement of peanut in taking part in the QS mechanism...
March 29, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356197/risk-factors-for-depression-following-traumatic-injury-an-epidemiological-study-from-a-scandinavian-trauma-center
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Rebecka Ahl, Rickard Lindgren, Yang Cao, Louis Riddez, Shahin Mohseni
INTRODUCTION: A significant proportion of patients suffer depression following traumatic injuries. Once manifested, major depression is challenging to overcome and its presence risks impairing the potential for physical rehabilitation and functional recovery. Risk stratification for early detection and intervention in these instances is important. This study aims to investigate patient and injury characteristics associated with an increased risk for depression. METHODS: All patients with traumatic injuries were recruited from the trauma registry of an urban university hospital between 2007 and 2012...
March 19, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352265/the-myxobacterium-myxococcus-xanthus-can-sense-and-respond-to-the-quorum-signals-secreted-by-potential-prey-organisms
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Daniel G Lloyd, David E Whitworth
The myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus is a predatory member of the soil microfauna, able to consume bacteria (Gram-negative, Gram-positive), archaea, and fungi. Many potential prey of M. xanthus communicate amongst themselves using acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) as quorum signals. M. xanthus cannot itself produce AHLs, but could potentially benefit by responding to exogenous AHLs produced during signaling between proximal prey. Four AHLs of different side chain length were tested and all found to delay sporulation of M...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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