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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345052/hpap-a-novel-regulatory-protein-with-atpase-and-phosphatase-activity-contributes-to-full-virulence-in-xanthomonas-campestris-pv-campestris
#1
Ping Cui, Rui-Fang Li, Da-Pei Zhang, Ji-Liang Tang, Guang-Tao Lu
The ability of the bacterial phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) to cause disease is dependent on the type III secretion system (T3SS). Proteins of the Xcc T3SS are encoded by hrp (hypersensitive response and pathogenicity) genes and whose expression is mainly controlled by the regulators HrpG and HrpX. Here, we describe the identification and characterization of a previously unknown regulatory protein (named HpaP), which plays important role in hrp gene expression and virulence in Xcc...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339461/cooperative-immune-suppression-by-escherichia-coli-and-shigella-effector-proteins
#2
Maarten F de Jong, Neal M Alto
The enteric attaching and effacing (A/E) pathogens EHEC and EPEC and invasive pathogens EIEC and Shigella encode Type III secretion systems (T3SS) used to inject effector proteins into human host cells during infection. Among these are a group of effectors required for NF-κB mediated host immune evasion. Recent studies have identified several effector proteins from A/E pathogens and EIEC/Shigella that are involved in suppression of NF-κB and uncovered their cellular and molecular functions. A novel mechanism among these effectors from both groups of pathogens is to coordinate effector function during infection...
January 16, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339429/the-biochemistry-of-sensing-enteric-pathogens-regulate-type-iii-secretion-in-response-to-environmental-and-host-cues
#3
REVIEW
Nicole J De Nisco, Giomar Rivera-Cancel, Kim Orth
Enteric pathogens employ sophisticated strategies to colonize and infect mammalian hosts. Gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter jejuni, are among the leading causes of gastrointestinal tract infections worldwide. The virulence strategies of many of these Gram-negative pathogens rely on type III secretion systems (T3SSs), which are macromolecular syringes that translocate bacterial effector proteins directly into the host cytosol. However, synthesis of T3SS proteins comes at a cost to the bacterium in terms of growth rate and fitness, both in the environment and within the host...
January 16, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325116/differential-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-corneal-infection-and-regulation-of-antimicrobial-peptides-and-reactive-oxygen-species-by-type-iii-secretion-system-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Prerana Sharma, Sanjukta Guha, Prashant Garg, Sanhita Roy
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen and is the major cause of corneal infection worldwide that secret several virulent toxins through its type III secretion system (T3SS). In defense against pathogenic insults, epithelial cells and macrophages express antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that are essential components of host immune response. In this study, we have determined the expression of several AMPs in patients with P. aeruginosa corneal infection. We also used an in vitro model of infection using human corneal epithelial cells and macrophages to determine the gene expression of AMPs and cellular response to wild-type and T3SS mutant P...
January 9, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311233/characterization-and-protective-efficacy-of-type-three-secretion-proteins-as-a-broadly-protective-subunit-vaccine-against-salmonella-enterica-serovars
#5
Francisco J Martinez-Becerra, Prashant Kumar, Vikalp Vishwakarma, Jae Hyun Kim, Olivia Arizmendi, C Russell Middaugh, William D Picking, Wendy L Picking
Non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica serotypes (NTS) are the leading cause of hospitalization and death due to foodborne illnesses. NTS are the costliest of the foodborne pathogens and cause ∼$4 billion annually in healthcare costs. In Africa, new invasive NTS are the leading cause of bacteremia especially in HIV-positive children and adults. Current vaccines against S. enterica are not broadly protective and most are directed at the typhoid causing serotypes, not the NTS. All S. enterica require two type III secretion systems (T3SS) for virulence...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288457/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-secretion-translocation-assays-to-identify-novel-ralstonia-solanacearum-type-3-effectors
#6
Fabien Lonjon, Nemo Peeters, Stéphane Genin, Fabienne Vailleau
Phytopathogenic bacteria have evolved multiple strategies to infect plants. Like many gram-negative bacteria, Ralstonia solanacearum, the causal agent of bacterial wilt, possesses a specialized protein secretion machinery to deliver effector proteins directly into the host cells. This type 3 secretion system (T3SS) and the bacterial proteins translocated, called type 3 effectors (T3Es), constitute the main pathogenicity determinants of the R. solanacearum species complex (RSSC). Up to 113 orthologous groups defining T3E genes have been identified among the RSSC strains sequenced to date...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285573/bacterial-lpx-motif-harboring-virulence-factors-constitute-a-species-spanning-family-of-cell-penetrating-effectors
#7
Stefanie Norkowski, Britta Körner, Lilo Greune, Anne-Sophie Stolle, Marie-Luise Lubos, Philip R Hardwidge, M Alexander Schmidt, Christian Rüter
Effector proteins are key virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria that target and subvert the functions of essential host defense mechanisms. Typically, these proteins are delivered into infected host cells via the type III secretion system (T3SS). Recently, however, several effector proteins have been found to enter host cells in a T3SS-independent manner thereby widening the potential range of these virulence factors. Prototypes of such bacteria-derived cell-penetrating effectors (CPEs) are the Yersinia enterocolitica-derived YopM as well as the Salmonella typhimurium effector SspH1...
December 28, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277965/novel-insights-into-the-mechanism-of-sepl-mediated-control-of-effector-secretion-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#8
Meztlli O Gaytán, Julia Monjarás Feria, Eduardo Soto, Norma Espinosa, Julia M Benítez, Dimitris Georgellis, Bertha González-Pedrajo
Type three secretion systems (T3SSs) are virulence determinants employed by several pathogenic bacteria as molecular syringes to inject effector proteins into host cells. Diarrhea-producing enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) uses a T3SS to colonize the intestinal tract. T3S is a highly coordinated process that ensures hierarchical delivery of three classes of substrates: early (inner rod and needle subunits), middle (translocators), and late (effectors). Translocation of effectors is triggered upon host-cell contact in response to different environmental cues, such as calcium levels...
December 26, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276700/an-updated-view-on-the-rck-invasin-of-salmonella-still-much-to-discover
#9
REVIEW
Julien Mambu, Isabelle Virlogeux-Payant, Sébastien Holbert, Olivier Grépinet, Philippe Velge, Agnès Wiedemann
Salmonella is a facultative intracellular Gram-negative bacterium, responsible for a wide range of food- and water-borne diseases ranging from gastroenteritis to typhoid fever depending on hosts and serotypes. Salmonella thus represents a major threat to public health. A key step in Salmonella pathogenesis is the invasion of phagocytic and non-phagocytic host cells. To trigger its own internalization into non-phagocytic cells, Salmonella has developed different mechanisms, involving several invasion factors...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258848/exoy-an-actin-activated-nucleotidyl-cyclase-toxin-from-p-aeruginosa-a-minireview
#10
Alexander Belyy, Undine Mechold, Louis Renault, Daniel Ladant
ExoY is one of four well-characterized Pseudomonas aeruginosa type 3 secretion system (T3SS) effectors. It is a nucleotidyl cyclase toxin that is inactive inside the bacteria, but becomes potently activated once it is delivered into the eukaryotic target cells. Recently, filamentous actin was identified as the eukaryotic cofactor that stimulates specifically ExoY enzymatic activity by several orders of magnitude. In this review, we discuss recent advances in understanding the biochemistry of nucleotidyl cyclase activity of ExoY and its regulation by interaction with filamentous actin...
December 16, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250873/the-entry-of-salmonella-in-a-distinct-tight-compartment-revealed-at-high-temporal-and-ultrastructural-resolution
#11
Jennifer Fredlund, José Carlos Santos, Virginie Stévenin, Allon Weiner, Patricia Latour-Lambert, Katya Rechav, Adeline Mallet, Jacomine Krijnse-Locker, Michael Elbaum, Jost Enninga
Salmonella enterica induces membrane ruffling and genesis of macropinosomes during its interactions with epithelial cells. This is achieved through the type three secretion system-1 (T3SS-1), which first mediates bacterial attachment to host cells and then injects bacterial effector proteins to alter host behavior. Next, Salmonella enters into the targeted cell within an early membrane-bound compartment that matures into a slow growing, replicative niche called the Salmonella Containing Vacuole (SCV). Alternatively, the pathogen disrupts the membrane of the early compartment and replicate at high rate in the cytosol...
December 18, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240520/draft-whole-genome-sequence-analyses-on-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-actinidiae-hr-negative-strains-detected-from-kiwifruit-bleeding-sap-samples
#12
Enrico Biondi, Alan Zamorano, Ernesto Vega, Stefano Ardizzi, Davide Sitta, Roberto De Salvador, Reinaldo Campos-Vargas, Claudio Meneses, Set Pérez, Assunta Bertaccini, Nicola Fiore
Kiwifruit bleeding sap samples, collected in Italian and Chilean orchards from symptomatic and asymptomatic plants, were evaluated for the presence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, the causal agent of bacterial canker. The saps were sampled during the spring of both hemispheres, before the bud sprouting, during the optimal time window for the collection of an adequate volume of sample for the early detection of the pathogen, preliminarily by molecular assays, and then, through its direct isolation and identification...
December 14, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229736/comparison-of-salmonella-enterica-serovars-typhi-and-typhimurium-reveals-typhoidal-specific-responses-to-bile
#13
Rebecca Johnson, Matt Ravenhall, Derek Pickard, Gordon Dougan, Alexander Byrne, Gad Frankel
Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Typhimurium cause typhoid fever and gastroenteritis respectively. A unique feature of typhoid infection is asymptomatic carriage within the gallbladder, which is linked with S Typhi transmission. Despite this, S Typhi responses to bile have been poorly studied. RNA-Seq of S Typhi Ty2 and a clinical S Typhi isolate belonging to the globally dominant H58 lineage (129-0238), as well as S Typhimurium 14028, revealed that 249, 389 and 453 genes respectively were differentially expressed in the presence of 3% bile compared to control cultures lacking bile...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209294/evolutionarily-conserved-node-nodo-t1ss-and-hydrogenase-system-in-rhizobia-of-astragalus-membranaceus-and-caragana-intermedia
#14
Hui Yan, Jian Bo Xie, Zhao Jun Ji, Na Yuan, Chang Fu Tian, Shou Kun Ji, Zhong Yu Wu, Liang Zhong, Wen Xin Chen, Zheng Lin Du, En Tao Wang, Wen Feng Chen
Mesorhizobium species are the main microsymbionts associated with the medicinal or sand-fixation plants Astragalus membranaceus and Caragana intermedia (AC) in temperate regions of China, while all the Mesorhizobium strains isolated from each of these plants could nodulate both of them. However, Rhizobium yanglingense strain CCBAU01603 could nodulate AC plants and it's a high efficiency symbiotic and competitive strain with Caragana. Therefore, the common features shared by these symbiotic rhizobia in genera of Mesorhizobium and Rhizobium still remained undiscovered...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208746/controlled-activity-of-the-salmonella-invasion-associated-injectisome-reveals-its-intracellular-role-in-the-cytosolic-population
#15
Jessica A Klein, Jesse R Grenz, James M Slauch, Leigh A Knodler
The Salmonella invasion-associated type III secretion system (T3SS1) is an essential virulence factor required for entry into nonphagocytic cells and consequent uptake into a Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV). While Salmonella is typically regarded as a vacuolar pathogen, a subset of bacteria escape from the SCV in epithelial cells and eventually hyperreplicate in the cytosol. T3SS1 is downregulated following bacterial entry into mammalian cells, but cytosolic Salmonella cells are T3SS1 induced, suggesting prolonged or resurgent activity of T3SS1 in this population...
December 5, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194994/the-inner-rod-component-of-shigella-flexneri-type-3-secretion-system-mxii-is-involved-in-the-transmission-of-the-secretion-activation-signal-by-its-interaction-with-mxic
#16
Nargisse El Hajjami, Simon Moussa, Jonathan Houssa, Daniel Monteyne, David Perez-Morga, Anne Botteaux
The virulence of Shigella mainly resides in the use of a Type 3 Secretion System (T3SS) to inject several proteins inside the host cell. Three categories of proteins are hierarchically secreted: (1) the needle components (MxiH and MxiI), (2) the translocator proteins which form a pore (translocon) inside the host cell membrane, and (3) the effectors interfering with the host cell signaling pathways. In the absence of host cell contact, the T3SS is maintained in an "off" state by the presence of a tip complex...
December 1, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180436/broad-detection-of-bacterial-type-iii-secretion-system-and-flagellin-proteins-by-the-human-naip-nlrc4-inflammasome
#17
Valeria M Reyes Ruiz, Jasmine Ramirez, Nawar Naseer, Nicole M Palacio, Ingharan J Siddarthan, Brian M Yan, Mark A Boyer, Daniel A Pensinger, John-Demian Sauer, Sunny Shin
Inflammasomes are cytosolic multiprotein complexes that initiate host defense against bacterial pathogens by activating caspase-1-dependent cytokine secretion and cell death. In mice, specific nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat-containing family, apoptosis inhibitory proteins (NAIPs) activate the nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat-containing family, CARD domain-containing protein 4 (NLRC4) inflammasome upon sensing components of the type III secretion system (T3SS) and flagellar apparatus...
November 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176969/chromobacterium-violaceum-pathogenicity-updates-and-insights-from-genome-sequencing-of-novel-chromobacterium-species
#18
Juliana H Batista, José F da Silva Neto
Chromobacterium violaceum is an abundant component of the soil and water microbiota in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. For many years, it was mainly known as a producer of violacein and as a reporter for the discovery of quorum sensing molecules. However, C. violaceum has recently emerged as an important model of an environmental opportunistic pathogen. Its high virulence in human infections and a mouse infection model involves the possession of several predicted virulence traits, including two type III secretion systems (T3SSs)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144750/investigation-of-the-physical-and-bioactive-properties-of-bromo-and-iodo-containing-sponge-derived-compounds-possessing-an-oxyphenylethanamine-core
#19
Erin P McCauley, Hanh Lam, Nicholas Lorig-Roach, Justin Luu, Cameron Lloyd, Karen Tenney, Halina Pietraszkiewicz, Cristina Diaz, Frederick A Valeriote, Victoria Auerbuch, Phillip Crews
This research set out to identify compounds from marine sponges that can act as bacterial virulence blockers. Extracts from a total of 80 sponges collected from throughout Indonesia were screened in a high-throughput NF-κB-based screen that identifies compounds capable of inhibiting the bacterial type III secretion system (T3SS) in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. An extract that was shown to inhibit T3SS-driven NF-κB expression was obtained from an Iotrochota cf. iota sponge and was the source of seven new bromo- and iodo-containing compounds, all of which contain a 2-(4-oxyphenyl)ethan-1-amine core...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134812/deoxycholate-enhanced-shigella-virulence-is-regulated-by-a-rare-%C3%AF-helix-in-the-type-three-secretion-system-tip-protein-ipad
#20
Abram R Bernard, T Carson Jessop, Prashant Kumar, Nicholas E Dickenson
Type three secretion systems (T3SS) are specialized nanomachines that support infection by injecting bacterial proteins directly into host cells. The Shigella T3SS has uniquely evolved to sense environmental levels of the bile salt deoxycholate (DOC) and upregulate virulence in response to DOC. In this study, we describe a rare i + 5 hydrogen bonding secondary structure element (π-helix) within the type three secretion system tip protein IpaD that plays a critical role in DOC-enhanced virulence. Specifically, engineered mutations within the π-helix altered the pathogen's response to DOC, with one mutant construct in particular exhibiting an unprecedented reduction in virulence following DOC exposure...
November 22, 2017: Biochemistry
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