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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625721/kiloniella-majae-sp-nov-isolated-from-spider-crab-maja-brachydactyla-and-pullet-carpet-shell-clam-venerupis-pullastra
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Diego Gerpe, Noemí Buján, Ana L Diéguez, Aide Lasa, Jesús L Romalde
Ten Gram-negative, rod-shaped and motile bacterial strains were isolated from spider crab (M27.10, M27.11a, F36.1, F36.4, M56.1, F76.17b, M146.1, M166.3 and M166.6) and pullet carpet shell clam (SBRF 1.10) collected in the coast of Galicia. Analyses of the 16S rRNA genes showed that the strains belong to the genus Kiloniella and have high similarity with the species Kiloniella spongiae (99.44-99.86%) and Kiloniella litopenaei (99.0-99.5%). Strains M56.1(T) (=CECT 9195, =LMG 29925), M146.1 (=CECT 9193, =LMG 29926) and SBRF 1...
June 10, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602400/novel-protein-interactions-with-an-actin-homolog-mreb-of-helicobacter-pylori-determined-by-bacterial-two-hybrid-system
#2
Reyna Cristina Zepeda Gurrola, Yajuan Fu, Isabel Cristina Rodríguez Luna, Claudia Guadalupe Benítez Cardoza, María de Jesús López López, Yolanda López Vidal, Germán Rubén Aguilar Gutíerrez, Mario A Rodríguez Pérez, Xianwu Guo
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori infects more than 50% of the world population and causes several gastroduodenal diseases, including gastric cancer. Nevertheless, we still need to explore some protein interactions that may be involved in pathogenesis. MreB, an actin homolog, showed some special characteristics in previous studies, indicating that it could have different functions. Protein functions could be realized via protein-protein interactions. In the present study, the MreB protein from H. pylori 26695 fused with two tags 10×His and GST in tandem was overexpressed and purified from Escherchia coli...
August 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589952/contrasting-mechanisms-of-growth-in-two-model-rod-shaped-bacteria
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Cyrille Billaudeau, Arnaud Chastanet, Zhizhong Yao, Charlène Cornilleau, Nicolas Mirouze, Vincent Fromion, Rut Carballido-López
How cells control their shape and size is a long-standing question in cell biology. Many rod-shaped bacteria elongate their sidewalls by the action of cell wall synthesizing machineries that are associated to actin-like MreB cortical patches. However, little is known about how elongation is regulated to enable varied growth rates and sizes. Here we use total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy and single-particle tracking to visualize MreB isoforms, as a proxy for cell wall synthesis, in Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli cells growing in different media and during nutrient upshift...
June 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500533/archaeal-actin-family-filament-systems
#4
Ann-Christin Lindås, Karin Valegård, Thijs J G Ettema
Actin represents one of the most abundant and conserved eukaryotic proteins over time, and has an important role in many different cellular processes such as cell shape determination, motility, force generation, cytokinesis, amongst many others. Eukaryotic actin has been studied for decades and was for a long time considered a eukaryote-specific trait. However, in the early 2000s a bacterial actin homolog, MreB, was identified, characterized and found to have a cytoskeletal function and group within the superfamily of actin proteins...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500528/bacterial-actins
#5
Izoré, Fusinita van den Ent
A diverse set of protein polymers, structurally related to actin filaments contributes to the organization of bacterial cells as cytomotive or cytoskeletal filaments. This chapter describes actin homologs encoded by bacterial chromosomes. MamK filaments, unique to magnetotactic bacteria, help establishing magnetic biological compasses by interacting with magnetosomes. Magnetosomes are intracellular membrane invaginations containing biomineralized crystals of iron oxide that are positioned by MamK along the long-axis of the cell...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500523/cell-cycle-machinery-in-bacillus-subtilis
#6
Jeff Errington, Ling Juan Wu
Bacillus subtilis is the best described member of the Gram positive bacteria. It is a typical rod shaped bacterium and grows by elongation in its long axis, before dividing at mid cell to generate two similar daughter cells. B. subtilis is a particularly interesting model for cell cycle studies because it also carries out a modified, asymmetrical division during endospore formation, which can be simply induced by starvation. Cell growth occurs strictly by elongation of the rod, which maintains a constant diameter at all growth rates...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493117/erratum-to-polar-localization-of-mreb-actin-is-inhibited-by-anionic-phospholipids-in-the-rod-shaped-bacterium-escherichia-coli
#7
Daisuke Shiomi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439631/polar-localization-of-mreb-actin-is-inhibited-by-anionic-phospholipids-in-the-rod-shaped-bacterium-escherichia-coli
#8
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Daisuke Shiomi
Bacterial actin MreB is required for the maintenance of cell polarity. MreB is located underneath the cell membrane and mainly localizes at a central cylindrical part of the cell. In addition, it has recently been found that anionic phospholipids (aPLs: phosphatidylglycerol and cardiolipin) play a crucial role in excluding MreB from the cell poles. Subcellular localization of MreB is positively and negatively regulated by membrane curvature and aPLs, respectively.
April 24, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231272/vibrio-japonicus-sp-nov-a-novel-member-of-the-nereis-clade-in-the-genus-vibrio-isolated-from-the-coast-of-japan
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Hiroyasu Doi, Ikuko Osawa, Hayamitsu Adachi, Manabu Kawada
A novel Vibrio strain, JCM 31412T, was isolated from seawater collected from the Inland Sea (Setonaikai), Japan, and characterized as a Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic, motile, ovoid-shaped bacterium with one polar flagellum. Based on 16S rDNA gene identity, strain JCM 31412T showed a close relationship with type strains of Vibrio brasiliensis (LMG 20546T, 98.2% identity), V. harveyi (NBRC 15634T, 98.2%), V. caribbeanicus (ATCC BAA-2122T, 97.8%) and V. proteolyticus (NBRC 13287T, 97...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230084/highly-potent-antimicrobial-peptides-from-n-terminal-membrane-binding-region-of-e-coli-mreb
#10
Karabi Saikia, Yalavarthi Durga Sravani, Vibin Ramakrishnan, Nitin Chaudhary
Microbial pathogenesis is a serious health concern. The threat escalates as the existing conventional antimicrobials are losing their efficacy against the evolving pathogens. Peptides hold promise to be developed into next-generation antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides adopt amphipathic structures that could selectively bind to and disrupt the microbial membranes. Interaction of proteins with membranes is central to all living systems and we reasoned that the membrane-binding domains in microbial proteins could be developed into efficient antimicrobials...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217108/chemotaxis-without-conventional-two-component-system-based-on-cell-polarity-and-aerobic-conditions-in-helicity-switching-swimming-of-spiroplasma-eriocheiris
#11
Peng Liu, Huajun Zheng, Qingguo Meng, Natsuho Terahara, Wei Gu, Shengyue Wang, Guoping Zhao, Daisuke Nakane, Wen Wang, Makoto Miyata
Spiroplasma eriocheiris is a pathogen that causes mass mortality in Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. S. eriocheiris causes tremor disease and infects almost all of the artificial breeding crustaceans, resulting in disastrous effects on the aquaculture economy in China. S. eriocheiris is a wall-less helical bacterium, measuring 2.0 to 10.0 μm long, and can swim up to 5 μm per second in a viscous medium without flagella by switching the cell helicity at a kink traveling from the front to the tail. In this study, we showed that S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164388/exclusion-of-assembled-mreb-by-anionic-phospholipids-at-cell-poles-confers-cell-polarity-for-bidirectional-growth
#12
Takuma Kawazura, Kanon Matsumoto, Koki Kojima, Fumiya Kato, Tomomi Kanai, Hironori Niki, Daisuke Shiomi
Cell polarity determines the direction of cell growth in bacteria. MreB actin spatially regulates peptidoglycan synthesis to enable cells to elongate bidirectionally. MreB densely localizes in the cylindrical part of the rod cell and not in polar regions in Escherichia coli. When treated with A22, which inhibits MreB polymerization, rod-shaped cells became round and MreB was diffusely distributed throughout the cytoplasmic membrane. A22 removal resulted in restoration of the rod shape. Initially, diffuse MreB started to re-assemble, and MreB-free zones were subsequently observed in the cytoplasmic membrane...
May 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039436/cell-morphology-drives-spatial-patterning-in-microbial-communities
#13
William P J Smith, Yohan Davit, James M Osborne, Wook Kim, Kevin R Foster, Joe M Pitt-Francis
The clearest phenotypic characteristic of microbial cells is their shape, but we do not understand how cell shape affects the dense communities, known as biofilms, where many microbes live. Here, we use individual-based modeling to systematically vary cell shape and study its impact in simulated communities. We compete cells with different cell morphologies under a range of conditions and ask how shape affects the patterning and evolutionary fitness of cells within a community. Our models predict that cell shape will strongly influence the fate of a cell lineage: we describe a mechanism through which coccal (round) cells rise to the upper surface of a community, leading to a strong spatial structuring that can be critical for fitness...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025549/a-spatial-control-for-correct-timing-of-gene-expression-during-the-escherichia-coli-cell-cycle
#14
Yuan Yao, Lifei Fan, Yixin Shi, Ingvild Odsbu, Morigen
Temporal transcriptions of genes are achieved by different mechanisms such as dynamic interaction of activator and repressor proteins with promoters, and accumulation and/or degradation of key regulators as a function of cell cycle. We find that the TorR protein localizes to the old poles of the Escherichia coli cells, forming a functional focus. The TorR focus co-localizes with the nucleoid in a cell-cycle-dependent manner, and consequently regulates transcription of a number of genes. Formation of one TorR focus at the old poles of cells requires interaction with the MreB and DnaK proteins, and ATP, suggesting that TorR delivery requires cytoskeleton organization and ATP...
December 23, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997718/dynamics-of-the-peptidoglycan-biosynthetic-machinery-in-the-stalked-budding-bacterium-hyphomonas-neptunium
#15
Emöke Cserti, Sabine Rosskopf, Yi-Wei Chang, Sabrina Eisheuer, Lars Selter, Jian Shi, Christina Regh, Ulrich Koert, Grant J Jensen, Martin Thanbichler
Most commonly studied bacteria grow symmetrically and divide by binary fission, generating two siblings of equal morphology. An exception to this rule are budding bacteria, in which new offspring emerges de novo from a morphologically invariant mother cell. Although this mode of proliferation is widespread in diverse bacterial lineages, the underlying mechanisms are still incompletely understood. Here, we report the first molecular-level analysis of growth and morphogenesis in the stalked budding alphaproteobacterium Hyphomonas neptunium...
December 20, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966599/transcriptional-analysis-of-degenerate-strain-clostridium-beijerinckii-dg-8052-reveals-a-pleiotropic-response-to-caco3-associated-recovery-of-solvent-production
#16
Shengyin Jiao, Yan Zhang, Caixia Wan, Jia Lv, Renjia Du, Ruijuan Zhang, Bei Han
Degenerate Clostridium beijerinckii strain (DG-8052) can be partially recovered by supplementing CaCO3 to fermentation media. Genome resequencing of DG-8052 showed no general regulator mutated. This study focused on transcriptional analysis of DG-8052 and its response to CaCO3 treatment via microarray. The expressions of 5168 genes capturing 98.6% of C. beijerinckii NCIMB 8052 genome were examed. The results revealed that with addition of CaCO3 565 and 916 genes were significantly up-regulated, and 704 and 1044 genes significantly down-regulated at acidogenic and solventogenic phase of DG-8052, respectively...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956612/interrogating-the-escherichia-coli-cell-cycle-by-cell-dimension-perturbations
#17
Hai Zheng, Po-Yi Ho, Meiling Jiang, Bin Tang, Weirong Liu, Dengjin Li, Xuefeng Yu, Nancy E Kleckner, Ariel Amir, Chenli Liu
Bacteria tightly regulate and coordinate the various events in their cell cycles to duplicate themselves accurately and to control their cell sizes. Growth of Escherichia coli, in particular, follows a relation known as Schaechter's growth law. This law says that the average cell volume scales exponentially with growth rate, with a scaling exponent equal to the time from initiation of a round of DNA replication to the cell division at which the corresponding sister chromosomes segregate. Here, we sought to test the robustness of the growth law to systematic perturbations in cell dimensions achieved by varying the expression levels of mreB and ftsZ We found that decreasing the mreB level resulted in increased cell width, with little change in cell length, whereas decreasing the ftsZ level resulted in increased cell length...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935943/confined-mobility-of-tonb-and-fepa-in-escherichia-coli-membranes
#18
Yoriko Lill, Lorne D Jordan, Chuck R Smallwood, Salete M Newton, Markus A Lill, Phillip E Klebba, Ken Ritchie
The important process of nutrient uptake in Escherichia coli, in many cases, involves transit of the nutrient through a class of beta-barrel proteins in the outer membrane known as TonB-dependent transporters (TBDTs) and requires interaction with the inner membrane protein TonB. Here we have imaged the mobility of the ferric enterobactin transporter FepA and TonB by tracking them in the membranes of live E. coli with single-molecule resolution at time-scales ranging from milliseconds to seconds. We employed simple simulations to model/analyze the lateral diffusion in the membranes of E...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821762/x-ray-and-cryo-em-structures-of-monomeric-and-filamentous-actin-like-protein-mamk-reveal-changes-associated-with-polymerization
#19
Jan Löwe, Shaoda He, Sjors H W Scheres, Christos G Savva
Magnetotactic bacteria produce iron-rich magnetic nanoparticles that are enclosed by membrane invaginations to form magnetosomes so they are able to sense and act upon Earth's magnetic field. In Magnetospirillum and other magnetotactic bacteria, to combine their magnetic moments, magnetosomes align along filaments formed by a bacterial actin homolog, MamK. Here, we present the crystal structure of a nonpolymerizing mutant of MamK from Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 at 1.8-Å resolution, revealing its close similarity to actin and MreB...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818647/rodz-and-pgsa-play-intertwined-roles-in-membrane-homeostasis-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-resistance-to-weak-organic-acid-stress
#20
Johan van Beilen, Christoph J Blohmke, Hendrik Folkerts, Richard de Boer, Anna Zakrzewska, Wim Kulik, Fred M Vaz, Stanley Brul, Alexander Ter Beek
Weak organic acids like sorbic and acetic acid are widely used to prevent growth of spoilage organisms such as Bacilli. To identify genes involved in weak acid stress tolerance we screened a transposon mutant library of Bacillus subtilis for sorbic acid sensitivity. Mutants of the rodZ (ymfM) gene were found to be hypersensitive to the lipophilic weak organic acid. RodZ is involved in determining the cell's rod-shape and believed to interact with the bacterial actin-like MreB cytoskeleton. Since rodZ lies upstream in the genome of the essential gene pgsA (phosphatidylglycerol phosphate synthase) we hypothesized that expression of the latter might also be affected in rodZ mutants and hence contribute to the phenotype observed...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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