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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805355/sensing-mg-2-contributes-to-the-resistance-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-to-complement-mediated-opsonophagocytosis
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Mohammad Qadi, Sofía Izquierdo-Rabassa, Margalida Mateu Borrás, Antonio Doménech-Sánchez, Carlos Juan, Joanna B Goldberg, Robert E W Hancock, Sebastián Albertí
Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation to survive in the host hinges on its ability to probe the environment and respond appropriately. Rapid adaptation is often mediated by two-component regulatory systems, such as the PhoP/PhoQ system that responds to Mg(2+) ion concentration. However, there is limited information about the role of PhoQ in P. aeruginosa bloodstream infections. We used a murine model of systemic infection to test the virulence of a PhoQ-deficient mutant. Mutation of PhoQ impaired the virulence and the ability to cause bacteremia of P...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800709/the-major-outer-membrane-protein-mopb-is-required-for-twitching-movement-and-affects-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-in-two-xylella-fastidiosa-strains
#2
Hongyu Chen, Prem Prasad Kandel, Luisa Fernanda Cruz, Paul Anthony Cobine, Leonardo De La Fuente
MopB is a major outer membrane protein in Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial plant pathogen that causes losses on many economically important crops. Based on in silico analysis, the uncharacterized MopB protein of X. fastidiosa contains a β-barrel structure with an OmpA-like domain and a predicted calcium-binding motif. Here, MopB function was studied by mutational analysis taking advantage of the natural competence of X. fastidiosa. Mutants of mopB were constructed in two different X. fastidiosa strains, the type strain 'Temecula' and the more virulent 'WM1-1'...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799218/synergy-and-mechanism-of-action-of-%C3%AE-mangostin-and-ceftazidime-against-ceftazidime-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#3
T Pimchan, D Maensiri, G Eumkeb
To address the resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii to β-lactam antibiotics, combination therapy between different antibiotic classes is increasingly used. The antibacterial activity of α-mangostin (AMT) alone or in combination with ceftazidime (CTZ) was investigated against ceftazidime-resistant A. baumannii DMST 45378 (CRAB). Initial screening showed that A. baumannii strains possessed AmpC β-lactamase (AmpC), Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) and metallo-β-lactamases (MBL). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of >800 μg ml(-1) against individual antibiotics...
August 11, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791368/two-novel-cross%C3%A2-protective-antigens-for-bovine-pasteurella-multocida
#4
Huihui Du, Chenlu Wu, Chunming Li, Rendong Fang, Jianwei Ma, Jiale Ji, Zhihong Li, Nengzhang Li, Yuanyi Peng, Zeyang Zhou
Pasteurella multocida is an important pathogen that leads to a range of diseases that have severe economic consequences on cattle production. In order to develop an effective cross‑protective component vaccine, an immunoproteomics approach was used to analyze outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of the P. multocida serotype A, B and F strains. Candidate antigen molecules from the whole genome were screened via linear trap quadrupole mass spectrometry and bioinformatics analysis, and the reactogenicity of the candidate antigen molecules was analyzed via cloning, expression, and ELISA or protein immunoblotting, and the vaccine efficacy of the candidate molecules was determined in infective animal models and cross‑protective antigens may be obtained...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768815/synthesis-and-self-assembly-of-cellulose-microfibrils-from-reconstituted-cellulose-synthase
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Sung Hyun Cho, Pallinti Purushotham, Chao Fang, Cassandra Maranas, Sara M Díaz-Moreno, Vincent Bulone, Jochen Zimmer, Manish Kumar, B Tracy Nixon
Cellulose, the major component of plant cell walls, can be converted to bioethanol and is thus highly studied. In plants, cellulose is produced by cellulose synthase, a processive family-2 glycosyltransferase. In plant cell walls, individual β-1,4-glucan chains polymerized by CesA are assembled into microfibrils that are frequently bundled into macrofibrils. An in vitro system in which cellulose is synthesized and assembled into fibrils would facilitate detailed study of this process. Here, we report the heterologous expression and partial purification of His-tagged CesA5 from Physcomitrella patens...
August 2, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765554/non-peptide-guided-auto-secretion-of-recombinant-proteins-by-super-folder-green-fluorescent-protein-in-escherichia-coli
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Zhen Zhang, Rongxing Tang, Dewu Zhu, Wenfeng Wang, Li Yi, Lixin Ma
Protein secretion in Escherichia coli is usually led by a signal peptide that targets the protein to specific secretory pathways. In this study, we demonstrated that the superfolder green fluorescent protein (sfGFP) could be served as a non-signal peptide to guide protein auto-secretion in E. coli. This auto-secretion was characterized as a three-step process through the sub-cellular localization analysis: inner membrane trans-location followed by anchoring at outer membrane, and then being released into culture media...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765224/genome-wide-sensitivity-analysis-of-the-microsymbiont-sinorhizobium-meliloti-to-symbiotically-important-defensin-like-host-peptides
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Markus F F Arnold, Mohammed Shabab, Jon Penterman, Kevin L Boehme, Joel S Griffitts, Graham C Walker
The model legume species Medicago truncatula expresses more than 700 nodule-specific cysteine-rich (NCR) signaling peptides that mediate the differentiation of Sinorhizobium meliloti bacteria into nitrogen-fixing bacteroids. NCR peptides are essential for a successful symbiosis in legume plants of the inverted-repeat-lacking clade (IRLC) and show similarity to mammalian defensins. In addition to signaling functions, many NCR peptides exhibit antimicrobial activity in vitro and in vivo Bacterial resistance to these antimicrobial activities is likely to be important for symbiosis...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752705/-bacterial-outer-membrane-vesicles-as-nano-carriers-to-study-immunological-activities
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Chen Qi, W U Min, Bai Hongzhen, Guo Zeling, Zhou Jun, Wang Qingqing, Tang Guping
Objective: To prepare a nano-carrier based on combining bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMV) with three block polymer pluronic F127 (PEO100-PPO65-PEO100) (OMV-F127) and to investigate its immunological activity. Methods: Attenuated salmonella (sal) was cultivated. OMV were separated by centrifugal ultrafiltration or ultrasonication, and OMV-F127 was prepared by mechanical extrudation method. The protein contents and compositions were tested with BCA and SDS-PAGE; the morphology of OMV, F127 and OMV-F127 were observed with FM and TEM; the particle sizes and their zeta potential were determined with DLS...
March 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752106/in-vivo-analysis-of-neutrophil-infiltration-during-lps-induced-peritonitis
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Lucia de Almeida, Andrea Dorfleutner, Christian Stehlik
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is present in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and functions as pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) (Whitfield and Trent, 2014). LPS therefore is a potent activator of inflammatory responses leading to cytokine release and neutrophils recruitment. The lipid A moiety of LPS activates the complex consisting of the LPS binding protein (LBP), CD14, MD-2 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the non-canonical inflammasome-linked caspases-4, 5 and 11, which in turn activate the canonical NLRP3 inflammasome (Shi et al...
October 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749949/2-aminoimidazoles-potentiate-%C3%A3-lactam-antimicrobial-activity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-reducing-%C3%A3-lactamase-secretion-and-increasing-cell-envelope-permeability
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Albert B Jeon, Andrés Obregón-Henao, David F Ackart, Brendan K Podell, Juan M Belardinelli, Mary Jackson, Tuan V Nguyen, Meghan S Blackledge, Roberta J Melander, Christian Melander, Benjamin K Johnson, Robert B Abramovitch, Randall J Basaraba
There is an urgent need to develop new drug treatment strategies to control the global spread of drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). The ß-lactam class of antibiotics is among the safest and most widely prescribed antibiotics, but they are not effective against M. tuberculosis due to intrinsic resistance. This study shows that 2-aminoimidazole (2-AI)-based small molecules potentiate ß-lactam antibiotics against M. tuberculosis. Active 2-AI compounds significantly reduced the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations of ß-lactams by increasing M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747507/roles-of-cellular-nsf-protein-in-entry-and-nuclear-egress-of-budded-virions-of-autographa-californica-multiple-nucleopolyhedrovirus
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Ya Guo, Qi Yue, Jinli Gao, Zhe Wang, Yun-Ru Chen, Gary W Blissard, Tong-Xian Liu, Zhaofei Li
In eukaryotic cells, the soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins comprise the minimal machinery that triggers fusion of transport vesicles with their target membranes. Comparative studies revealed that genes encoding the components of the SNARE system are highly conserved in yeast, insect, and human genomes. Upon infection of insect cells by the virus AcMNPV, the transcript levels of most SNARE genes were initially up-regulated. We found that overexpression of dominant-negative (DN) forms of NSF or knock-down of the expression of NSF, the key regulator of the SNARE system, significantly affected the infectious AcMNPV production...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745311/outer-membrane-vesicle-associated-lipase-ftla-enhances-cellular-invasion-and-virulence-in-francisella-tularensis-lvs
#12
Fei Chen, Guolin Cui, Shuxia Wang, Manoj Kumar Mohan Nair, Lihong He, Xinyi Qi, Xiangmin Han, Hanqi Zhang, Jing-Ren Zhang, Jingliang Su
Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious intracellular pathogen that infects a wide range of host species and causes fatal pneumonic tularemia in humans. ftlA was identified as a potential virulence determinant of the F. tularensis live vaccine strain (LVS) in our previous transposon screen, but its function remained undefined. Here, we show that an unmarked deletion mutant of ftlA was avirulent in a pneumonia mouse model with a severely impaired capacity to infect host cells. Consistent with its sequence homology with GDSL lipase/esterase family proteins, the FtlA protein displayed lipolytic activity in both E...
July 26, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742866/contribution-of-factor-h-binding-protein-sequence-to-the-cross-reactivity-of-meningococcal-native-outer-membrane-vesicle-vaccines-with-over-expressed-fhbp-variant-group-1
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Arianna Marini, Omar Rossi, Maria Grazia Aruta, Francesca Micoli, Simona Rondini, Serafina Guadagnuolo, Isabel Delany, Ian R Henderson, Adam F Cunningham, Allan Saul, Calman A MacLennan, Oliver Koeberling
Factor H-binding protein (fHbp) is an important meningococcal vaccine antigen. Native outer membrane vesicles with over-expressed fHbp (NOMV OE fHbp) have been shown to induce antibodies with broader functional activity than recombinant fHbp (rfHbp). Improved understanding of this broad coverage would facilitate rational vaccine design. We performed a pair-wise analysis of 48 surface-exposed amino acids involved in interacting with factor H, among 383 fHbp variant group 1 sequences. We generated isogenic NOMV-producing meningococcal strains from an African serogroup W isolate, each over-expressing one of four fHbp variant group 1 sequences (ID 1, 5, 9, or 74), including those most common among invasive African meningococcal isolates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740179/legionella-pneumophila-infection-activates-bystander-cells-differentially-by-bacterial-and-host-cell-vesicles
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Anna Lena Jung, Christina Elena Herkt, Christine Schulz, Kathrin Bolte, Kerstin Seidel, Nicoletta Scheller, Alexandra Sittka-Stark, Wilhelm Bertrams, Bernd Schmeck
Extracellular vesicles from eukaryotic cells and outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) released from gram-negative bacteria have been described as mediators of pathogen-host interaction and intercellular communication. Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) is a causative agent of severe pneumonia. The differential effect of bacterial and host cell vesicles in L. pneumophila infection is unknown so far. We infected THP-1-derived or primary human macrophages with L. pneumophila and isolated supernatant vesicles by differential centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733390/triphosphate-tunnel-metalloenzyme-function-in-senescence-highlights-a-biological-diversification-of-this-protein-superfamily
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Huoi Ung, Purva KAria, Kazuo Ebine, Wolfgang Moeder, Takashi Ueda, Keiko Yoshioka
The triphosphate tunnel metalloenzyme (TTM) superfamily comprises a group of enzymes that hydrolyze organophosphate substrates. They exist in all domains of life, yet the biological role of most family members is unclear. Arabidopsis thaliana encodes three TTM genes. We have previously reported that AtTTM2 displays pyrophosphatase activity and is involved in pathogen resistance. Here we report the biochemical activity and biological function of AtTTM1 and diversification of the biological roles between AtTTM1 and 2...
July 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732682/characterization-and-purification-of-proteins-suitable-for-the-production-of-antibodies-against-ca-liberibacter-asiaticus
#16
Huawei Liu, Sagheer Atta, John S Hartung
The citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB), which is caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (CaLas), is one of the most devastating pathogens of citrus, and with no effective method of control, poses a serious threat to citrus production throughout the world. In a previous study we described the production of single chain antibodies against several CaLas proteins that provide the basis for efficient and accurate detection of CaLas in citrus tissues. The isolation of a sufficient amount of purified antigen is a key step in the production of functional antibodies...
July 18, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728309/escherichia-coli-outer-membrane-protein-f-ompf-an-immunogenic-protein-induces-cross-reactive-antibodies-against-escherichia-coli-and-shigella
#17
Xiao Wang, Da Teng, Qingfeng Guan, Ruoyu Mao, Ya Hao, Xiumin Wang, Junhu Yao, Jianhua Wang
Diarrhea caused by pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the most serious infectious diseases in humans and animals. Due to antibiotics resistance and the lack of efficient vaccine, more attention should be paid to find potential versatile vaccine candidates to prevent diseases. In this study, the sequence homology analysis indicated that OmpF from E. coli CVCC 1515 shares a high identity (90-100%) with about half of the E. coli (46.7%) and Shigella (52.8%) strains. Then the recombinant OmpF was supposed to be developed as a versatile vaccine to prevent E...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716905/mitoneet-dependent-formation-of-intermitochondrial-junctions
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Alexandre Vernay, Anna Marchetti, Ayman Sabra, Tania N Jauslin, Manon Rosselin, Philipp E Scherer, Nicolas Demaurex, Lelio Orci, Pierre Cosson
MitoNEET (mNEET) is a dimeric mitochondrial outer membrane protein implicated in many facets of human pathophysiology, notably diabetes and cancer, but its molecular function remains poorly characterized. In this study, we generated and analyzed mNEET KO cells and found that in these cells the mitochondrial network was disturbed. Analysis of 3D-EM reconstructions and of thin sections revealed that genetic inactivation of mNEET did not affect the size of mitochondria but that the frequency of intermitochondrial junctions was reduced...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713344/outer-membrane-proteome-of-veillonella-parvula-a-diderm-firmicute-of-the-human-microbiome
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Daniel I Poppleton, Magalie Duchateau, Véronique Hourdel, Mariette Matondo, Jennifer Flechsler, Andreas Klingl, Christophe Beloin, Simonetta Gribaldo
Veillonella parvula is a biofilm-forming commensal found in the lungs, vagina, mouth, and gastro-intestinal tract of humans, yet it may develop into an opportunistic pathogen. Furthermore, the presence of Veillonella has been associated with the development of a healthy immune system in infants. Veillonella belongs to the Negativicutes, a diverse clade of bacteria that represent an evolutionary enigma: they phylogenetically belong to Gram-positive (monoderm) Firmicutes yet maintain an outer membrane (OM) with lipopolysaccharide similar to classic Gram-negative (diderm) bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708841/nlpd-links-cell-wall-remodeling-and-outer-membrane-invagination-during-cytokinesis-in-escherichia-coli
#20
Mary-Jane Tsang, Anastasiya A Yakhnina, Thomas G Bernhardt
Cytokinesis in gram-negative bacteria requires the constriction of all three cell envelope layers: the inner membrane (IM), the peptidoglycan (PG) cell wall and the outer membrane (OM). In order to avoid potentially lethal breaches in cell integrity, this dramatic reshaping of the cell surface requires tight coordination of the different envelope remodeling activities of the cytokinetic ring. However, the mechanisms responsible for this coordination remain poorly defined. One of the few characterized regulatory points in the envelope remodeling process is the activation of cell wall hydrolytic enzymes called amidases...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
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