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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432953/new-and-practical-mathematical-model-of-membrane-fouling-in-an-aerobic-submerged-membrane-bioreactor
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Mst Fazana Rahman Zuthi, Wenshan Guo, Huu Hao Ngo, Duc Long Nghiem, Faisal I Hai, Siqing Xia, Jianxin Li, Jixiang Li, Yi Liu
This study aimed to develop a practical semi-empirical mathematical model of membrane fouling that accounts for cake formation on the membrane and its pore blocking as the major processes of membrane fouling. In the developed model, the concentration of mixed liquor suspended solid is used as a lumped parameter to describe the formation of cake layer including the biofilm. The new model considers the combined effect of aeration and backwash on the foulants' detachment from the membrane. New exponential coefficients are also included in the model to describe the exponential increase of transmembrane pressure that typically occurs after the initial stage of an MBR operation...
April 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424663/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-against-endodontic-enterococcus-faecalis-and-candida-albicans-mono-and-mixed-biofilms-in-the-presence-of-photosensitizers-a-comparative-study-with-classical-endodontic-irrigants
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Patrícia Diogo, Chantal Fernandes, Francisco Caramelo, Marta Mota, Isabel M Miranda, M A F Faustino, M G P M S Neves, Marciana P Uliana, Kleber T de Oliveira, João M Santos, Teresa Gonçalves
Endodontic biofilms eradication from the infected root canal system remains as the primary focus in endodontic field. In this study, it was assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT) with the Zn(II)chlorin e6 methyl ester (Zn(II)e6Me) activated by red light against monospecies and mixed biofilms of Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans. The results were compared with the ones obtained with Rose Bengal (RB), Toluidine Blue-O (TBO), the synthetic tetracationic porphyrin (TMPyP) as well as classical endodontic irrigants (3% NaOCl, 17% EDTA and 2% CHX)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415239/motility-of-escherichia-coli-in-a-quasi-two-dimensional-porous-medium
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Juan Eduardo Sosa-Hernández, Moisés Santillán, Jesús Santana-Solano
Bacterial migration through confined spaces is critical for several phenomena, such as biofilm formation, bacterial transport in soils, and bacterial therapy against cancer. In the present work, E. coli (strain K12-MG1655 WT) motility was characterized by recording and analyzing individual bacterium trajectories in a simulated quasi-two-dimensional porous medium. The porous medium was simulated by enclosing, between slide and cover slip, a bacterial-culture sample mixed with uniform 2.98-μm-diameter spherical latex particles...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414441/suppression-of-enteric-bacteria-by-bacteriophages-importance-of-phage-polyvalence-in-the-presence-of-soil-bacteria
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Pingfeng Yu, Jacques Mathieu, Yu Yang, Pedro J J Alvarez
Bacteriophages are widely recognized for their importance in microbial ecology and bacterial control. However, little is known about how phage polyvalence (i.e., broad host range) affects bacterial suppression and interspecies competition in environments harboring enteric pathogens and soil bacteria. Here we compare the efficacy of polyvalent phage PEf1 versus coliphage T4 in suppressing a model enteric bacterium (E. coli K-12) in mixtures with soil bacteria (Pseudomonas putida F1 and Bacillus subtilis 168)...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409363/advances-in-the-treatment-of-problematic-industrial-biofilms
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REVIEW
D Xu, R Jia, Y Li, T Gu
In nature, microorganisms tend to form biofilms that consist of extracellular polymeric substances with embedded sessile cells. Biofilms, especially mixed-culture synergistic biofilm consortia, are notoriously difficult to treat. They employ various defense mechanisms against attacks from antimicrobial agents. Problematic industrial biofilms cause biofouling as well as biocorrosion, also known as microbiologically influenced corrosion. Biocides are often used to treat biofilms together with scrubbing or pigging...
May 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409362/the-antibacterial-agent-moxifloxacin-inhibits-virulence-factors-of-candida-albicans-through-multitargeting
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Ashwini Jadhav, Bhagyashree Bansode, Datta Phule, Amruta Shelar, Rajendra Patil, Wasudev Gade, Kiran Kharat, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Fluoroquinolines are broad spectrum fourth generation antibiotics. Some of the Fluoroquinolines exhibit antifungal activity. We are reporting the potential mechanism of action of a fluoroquinoline antibiotic, moxifloxacin on the growth, morphogenesis and biofilm formation of the human pathogen Candida albicans. Moxifloxacin was found to be Candidacidal in nature. Moxifloxacin seems to inhibit the yeast to Hyphal morphogenesis by affecting signaling pathways. It arrested the cell cycle of C. albicans at S phase...
May 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403648/consumption-of-apple-boysenberry-beverage-decreases-salivary-actinomyces-naeslundii-and-their-adhesion-in-a-multi-species-biofilm-model
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S G Parkar, S Eady, M Cabecinha, M A Skinner
We hypothesised that consumption of beverage rich in both fibre and polyphenols, rather than each bioactive alone, will modulate populations of selected salivary bacteria, and their adhesion characteristics and that some of these effects may be due to the anti-microbial activity of the beverage bioactives. We investigated the effect of 4 weeks' consumption of beverages, rich in apple fibre, boysenberry polyphenols, or both on salivary bacteria in healthy subjects. In this placebo-controlled crossover study, saliva samples were collected at the beginning and end of each treatment period, and used for qPCR quantitation of Lactobacillus spp...
April 13, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401747/dynamics-of-mono-and-dual-species-biofilm-formation-and-interactions-between-staphylococcus-aureus-and-gram-negative-bacteria
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Jitka Makovcova, Vladimir Babak, Pavel Kulich, Josef Masek, Michal Slany, Lenka Cincarova
Microorganisms are not commonly found in the planktonic state but predominantly form dual- and multispecies biofilms in almost all natural environments. Bacteria in multispecies biofilms cooperate, compete or have neutral interactions according to the involved species. Here, the development of mono- and dual-species biofilms formed by Staphylococcus aureus and other foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis, potentially pathogenic Raoultella planticola and non-pathogenic Escherichia coli over the course of 24, 48 and 72 h was studied...
April 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397751/in-vitro-studies-on-a-microfluidic-sensor-with-embedded-obstacles-using-new-antibacterial-synthetic-compounds-1-tdppo-mixed-prop-2-en-1-one-with-difluoro-phenyl
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Changhyun Roh, Jaewoong Lee, Mayank Kinger, Chankyu Kang
This paper describes the use of an analytical microfluidic sensor for accelerating chemo-repellent response and strong anti-bacterial 1-(Thien-2-yl)-3-(2, 6-difluoro phenyl) prop-2-en-1-one (1-TDPPO). The chemically-synthesized antimicrobial agent, which included prop-2-en-1-one and difluoro phenyl groups, was moving through an optically transparent polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic sensor with circular obstacles arranged evenly. The response, growth and distribution of fluorescent labeling Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 against the antimicrobial agent were monitored by confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM)...
April 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390465/antibiofilm-activity-of-five-different-endodontic-filling-materials-used-in-primary-teeth-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy
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Katerine Jahnecke Pilownic, Ceci Nunes Carvalho, Ana Regina Romano, Renata Dornelles Morgental, Ya Shen, Markus Haapasalo, Fernanda Geraldo Pappen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of five endodontic materials for primary teeth on in vitro mixed-species biofilms. METHODS: Zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) cement, Vitapex, Calen paste thickened with zinc oxide (ZO), pure calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) paste, and iodoform were evaluated. Sterile water was used as a control. Mixed-species biofilm was incubated in anaerobic conditions for 21 days. The biofilm specimens were placed in contact with the endodontic materials for periods of seven and 30 days...
March 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382026/interstrain-cooperation-in-meningococcal-biofilms-role-of-autotransporters-nalp-and-auta
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Jesús Pérez-Ortega, Antonio Rodríguez, Eduardo Ribes, Jan Tommassen, Jesús Arenas
Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) and Neisseria lactamica (Nl) are commensal bacteria that live in the human nasopharynx, where they form microcolonies. In contrast to Nl, Nm occasionally causes blood and/or meningitis infection with often fatal consequences. Here, we studied interactions between neisserial strains during biofilm formation. Fluorescent strains were engineered and analyzed for growth in single- and dual-strain biofilms with confocal laser-scanning microscopy. Different strains of diverse Neisseria species formed microcolonies of different sizes and morphologies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380676/bactericidal-effect-of-photocatalytically-active-nanostructured-tio2-surfaces-on-biofilms-of-the-early-oral-colonizer-streptococcus-oralis
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Emma Westas, Mariko Hayashi, Francesca Cecchinato, Ann Wennerberg, Martin Andersson, Ryo Jimbo, Julia R Davies
This study evaluated the photocatalytic bactericidal effect of nanostructured anatase-rich titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) on biofilms. Commercially pure titanium discs were spin-coated with photocatalytic TiO2 nanoparticles (P25). Uncoated discs were used as control (CTRL). Half of the CTRL and half of the P25-coated surfaces were coated with purified saliva (SAL) to give four different groups (CTRL, CTRL+SAL, P25 and P25+SAL). Streptococcus oralis were allowed to form biofilms on the discs for 18 hours and non-adherent cells were rinsed off thereafter...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376744/effects-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-streptococcus-mitis-mixed-infection-on-tlr4-mediated-immune-response-in-acute-pneumonia-mouse-model
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Chao Song, Hongdong Li, Yunhui Zhang, Jialin Yu
BACKGROUND: Our previous research on the diversity of microbiota in the endotracheal tubes (ETTs) of neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit found that Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Streptococcus mitis (S. mitis) were the dominant bacteria on the ETT surface and the existence of S. mitis could promote biofilm formation and pathogenicity of P. aeruginosa. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), which has been widely detected on the surface of airway epithelial cells, is the important component of the innate immune system...
April 4, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374997/ecological-and-transcriptional-responses-of-anode-respiring-communities-to-nitrate-in-a-microbial-fuel-cell
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Varun N Srinivasan, Caitlyn S Butler
A poorly understood phenomenon with a potentially significant impact on electron recovery is competition in microbial fuel cells (MFC) between anode-respiring bacteria and microorganisms that use other electron acceptors. Nitrate is a constituent of different wastewaters and can act as a competing electron acceptor in the anode. Studies investigating the impact of competition on population dynamics in mixed communities in the anode are lacking. Here, we investigated the impact of nitrate at different C/N ratios of 1...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371510/acuc-a-histone-deacetylase-contributes-to-the-pathogenicity-of-aeromonas-hydrophila
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Qingling Jiang, Wenbo Chen, Yingxue Qin, Lixing Huang, Xiaojin Xu, Lingmin Zhao, Qingpi Yan
The interactions of pathogens and phagocytes are complex. Our study demonstrated that Aeromonas hydrophila B11 can survive in the macrophagocytes of Tilapia mossambica. To explore the regulatory processes of A. hydrophila survival in the macrophagocytes, we used the mini-Tn10 transposon mutagenesis system to build a mutant library by mixing Escherichia coli Sm10 (pLOFKm) and A. hydrophila B11. In total, 102 mutant colonies were detected, and 11 of them showed reduced survival in macrophagocytes. The mutant with the most severe phenotype, AM73, was chosen for further research...
March 30, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368570/methanogenic-biocathode-microbial-community-development-and-the-role-of-bacteria
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Christy M Dykstra, Spyros G Pavlostathis
The cathode microbial community of a methanogenic bioelectrochemical system (BES) is key to the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) with application to biogas upgrading. The objective of this study was to compare the performance and microbial community composition of a biocathode inoculated with a mixed methanogenic (MM) culture to a biocathode inoculated with an enriched hydrogenotrophic methanogenic (EHM) culture, developed from the MM culture following pre-enrichment with H2 and CO2 as the only externally supplied electron donor and carbon source, respectively...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361145/substrate-effects-on-cell-envelope-deformation-during-early-stage-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation
#17
Jiahua Gu, Antonio Valdevit, Tseng-Ming Chou, Matthew Libera
Bacterial adhesion to a surface is the first step in biofilm formation, and adhesive forces between the surface and a bacterium are believed to give rise to planktonic-to-biofilm phenotypic changes. Here we use Focused-Ion-Beam (FIB) tomography with backscattered scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to image Staphyolococcus aureus (S. aureus) biofilms grown on Au-coated polystyrene (PS) and Au-coated PS modified by mixed thiols of triethylene glycol mono-11-mercaptoundecyl ether (EG3) and 1-dodecanethiol (CH3)...
April 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360994/mrsa-decolonization-failure-are-biofilms-the-missing-link
#18
Frank Günther, Brigitte Blessing, Evelina Tacconelli, Nico T Mutters
BACKGROUND: Device-associated infections due to biofilm-producing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been recently associated with the failure of antibiotic treatment and decolonization measures. The goal of our study was to evaluate the extent to which the formation of biofilms influenced the efficacy of topical decolonization agents or disinfectants such as mupirocin (MUP), octenidine (OCT), chlorhexidine (CHG), polyhexanide (POL), and chloroxylenol (CLO). METHODS: Bacterial killing in biofilms by the disinfectants and MUP was determined as the reduction [%] in metabolic activity determined by a biofilm viability assay that uses kinetic analysis of metabolic activity...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356216/novel-dental-adhesive-with-triple-benefits-of-calcium-phosphate-recharge-protein-repellent-and-antibacterial-functions
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Xianju Xie, Lin Wang, Dan Xing, Ke Zhang, Michael D Weir, Huaibing Liu, Yuxing Bai, Hockin H K Xu
OBJECTIVE: A new adhesive containing nanoparticles of amorphous calcium phosphate (NACP) with calcium (Ca) and phosphate (P) ion rechargeability was recently developed; however, it was not antibacterial. The objectives of this study were to: (1) develop a novel adhesive with triple benefits of Ca and P ion recharge, protein-repellent and antibacterial functions via dimethylaminohexadecyl methacrylate (DMAHDM) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC); and (2) investigate dentin bond strength, protein adsorption, Ca and P ion concentration, microcosm biofilm response and pH properties...
March 26, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337568/hospital-microbial-surface-colonization-revealed-during-monitoring-of-klebsiella-spp-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Pedro Geadas Farias, Fernando Gama, Diogo Reis, Susana Alarico, Nuno Empadinhas, José Carlos Martins, Ana Figueiredo de Almeida, Paula Vasconcelos Morais
Hospital environmental conditions, human occupancy, and the characteristics of the equipment influence the survival of microbial communities and raise a concern with regard to nosocomial infections. The objective of the present work was to use the monitoring of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. and non-tuberculous mycobacteria as a strategy to improve knowledge on microbial colonization of non-critical equipment and surfaces, in a tertiary hospital from Central Portugal. A 3-month microbiological survey was performed in a district teaching hospital...
March 23, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
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