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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103935/deep-phenotypic-mapping-of-bacterial-cytoskeletal-mutants-reveals-physiological-robustness-to-cell-size
#1
Handuo Shi, Alexandre Colavin, Marty Bigos, Carolina Tropini, Russell D Monds, Kerwyn Casey Huang
Size is a universally defining characteristic of all living cells and tissues and is intrinsically linked with cell genotype, growth, and physiology. Many mutations have been identified to alter cell size, but pleiotropic effects have largely hampered our ability to probe how cell size specifically affects fundamental cellular properties, such as DNA content and intracellular localization. To systematically interrogate the impact of cell morphology on bacterial physiology, we used fluorescence-activated cell sorting to enrich a library of hundreds of Escherichia coli mutants in the essential cytoskeletal protein MreB for subtle changes in cell shape, cumulatively spanning ∼5-fold variation in average cell volume...
October 23, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993557/biological-functions-of-glucolipids-in-bacillus-subtilis
#2
Satoshi Matsuoka
Glyceroglycolipids are very important in Gram-positive bacteria and cyanobacteria. In Bacillus subtilis, a model organism for the Gram-positive bacteria, the ugtP mutant, which lacks glyceroglucolipids, shows abnormal morphology. Lack of glucolipids has many consequences: abnormal localization of the cytoskeletal protein MreB and activation of some extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors (σ(M), σ(V) and σ(X)) in the log phase are two examples. Conversely, the expression of monoglucosyldiacylglycerol (MGlcDG) by 1,2-diacylglycerol 3-glucosyltransferase from Acholeplasma laidlawii (alMGS) almost completely suppresses the ugtP disruptant phenotype...
October 6, 2017: Genes & Genetic Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945742/the-bacterial-sec-system-is-required-for-the-organization-and-function-of-the-mreb-cytoskeleton
#3
Sutharsan Govindarajan, Orna Amster-Choder
The Sec system is responsible for protein insertion, translocation and secretion across membranes in all cells. The bacterial actin homolog MreB controls various processes, including cell wall synthesis, membrane organization and polarity establishment. Here we show that the two systems genetically interact and that components of the Sec system, especially the SecA motor protein, are essential for spatiotemporal organization of MreB in E. coli, as evidenced by the accumulation of MreB at irregular sites in Sec-impaired cells...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934467/the-important-conformational-plasticity-of-dsra-srna-for-adapting-multiple-target-regulation
#4
Pengzhi Wu, Xiaodan Liu, Lingna Yang, Yitong Sun, Qingguo Gong, Jihui Wu, Yunyu Shi
In bacteria, small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) could function in gene regulations under variable stress responses. DsrA is an ∼90-nucleotide Hfq-dependent sRNA found in Escherichia coli. It regulates the translation and degradation of multiple mRNAs, such as rpoS, hns, mreB and rbsD mRNAs. However, its functional structure and particularly how it regulates multiple mRNAs remain obscure. Using NMR, we investigated the solution structures of the full-length and isolated stem-loops of DsrA. We first solved the NMR structure of the first stem-loop (SL1), and further studied the melting process of the SL1 induced by the base-pairing with the rpoS mRNA and the A-form duplex formation of the DsrA/rpoS complex...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933324/photobacterium-toruni-sp-nov-a-bacterium-isolated-from-diseased-farmed-fish
#5
Alejandro M Labella, David R Arahal, Teresa Lucena, Manuel Manchado, Dolores Castro, Juan J Borrego
Three bacterial strains were isolated from liver and spleen of diseased farmed redbanded seabream (Pagrus auriga) in south-west Spain. Their partial 16S rRNA gene sequences clustered within those of the genus Photobacterium, showing high similarity (98.6-99.3 %) to the type strains of Photobacterium iliopiscarium, P. piscicola, P. kishitanii, P. aquimaris and P. phosphoreum. Multilocus sequence analysis using six housekeeping genes (gapA, topA, mreB, ftsZ, gyrB and 16S rRNA) confirmed the new strains as forming an independent branch with a bootstrap value of 100, likely to represent a novel species...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931012/cbta-toxin-of-escherichia-coli-inhibits-cell-division-and-cell-elongation-via-direct-and-independent-interactions-with-ftsz-and-mreb
#6
Danielle M Heller, Mrinalini Tavag, Ann Hochschild
The toxin components of toxin-antitoxin modules, found in bacterial plasmids, phages, and chromosomes, typically target a single macromolecule to interfere with an essential cellular process. An apparent exception is the chromosomally encoded toxin component of the E. coli CbtA/CbeA toxin-antitoxin module, which can inhibit both cell division and cell elongation. A small protein of only 124 amino acids, CbtA, was previously proposed to interact with both FtsZ, a tubulin homolog that is essential for cell division, and MreB, an actin homolog that is essential for cell elongation...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918285/controlling-cell-volume-for-efficient-phb-production-by-halomonas
#7
Xiao-Ran Jiang, Zhi-Hao Yao, Guo-Qiang Chen
Bacterial morphology is decided by cytoskeleton protein MreB and cell division protein FtsZ encoded by essential genes mreB and ftsZ, respectively. Inactivating mreB and ftsZ lead to increasing cell sizes and cell lengths, respectively, yet seriously reduce cell growth ability. Here we develop a temperature-responsible plasmid expression system for compensated expression of relevant gene(s) in mreB or ftsZ disrupted recombinants H. campaniensis LS21, allowing mreB or ftsZ disrupted recombinants to grow normally at 30°C in a bioreactor for 12h so that a certain cell density can be reached, followed by 36h cell size expansions or cell shape elongations at elevated 37°C at which the mreB and ftsZ encoded plasmid pTKmf failed to replicate in the recombinants and thus lost themselves...
September 14, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878347/targeting-bacterial-cardiolipin-enriched-microdomains-an-antimicrobial-strategy-used-by-amphiphilic-aminoglycoside-antibiotics
#8
Micheline El Khoury, Jitendriya Swain, Guillaume Sautrey, Louis Zimmermann, Patrick Van Der Smissen, Jean-Luc Décout, Marie-Paule Mingeot-Leclercq
Some bacterial proteins involved in cell division and oxidative phosphorylation are tightly bound to cardiolipin. Cardiolipin is a non-bilayer anionic phospholipid found in bacterial inner membrane. It forms lipid microdomains located at the cell poles and division plane. Mechanisms by which microdomains are affected by membrane-acting antibiotics and the impact of these alterations on membrane properties and protein functions remain unclear. In this study, we demonstrated cardiolipin relocation and clustering as a result of exposure to a cardiolipin-acting amphiphilic aminoglycoside antibiotic, the 3',6-dinonyl neamine...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859625/plasticity-first-molecular-signatures-of-a-complex-morphological-trait-in-filamentous-cyanobacteria
#9
Robin Koch, Anne Kupczok, Karina Stucken, Judith Ilhan, Katrin Hammerschmidt, Tal Dagan
BACKGROUND: Filamentous cyanobacteria that differentiate multiple cell types are considered the peak of prokaryotic complexity and their evolution has been studied in the context of multicellularity origins. Species that form true-branching filaments exemplify the most complex cyanobacteria. However, the mechanisms underlying the true-branching morphology remain poorly understood despite of several investigations that focused on the identification of novel genes or pathways. An alternative route for the evolution of novel traits is based on existing phenotypic plasticity...
August 31, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804018/anti-biofilm-activity-of-a22-s-3-4-dichlorobenzyl-isothiourea-hydrochloride-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-influence-on-biofilm-formation-motility-and-bioadhesion
#10
Pauline Cordenonsi Bonez, Grazielle Guidolin Rossi, Jardel Rodrigo Bandeira, Andiara Prates Ramos, Caren Rigon Mizdal, Vanessa Albertina Agertt, Eloísa Salete Segatto Dalla Nora, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Camilla Fillippi Dos Santos Alves, Fallon Siqueira Dos Santos, André Gündel, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos, Marli Matiko Anraku de Campos
Bacterial biofilms are involved in various medical infections and for this reason it is of great importance understanding adhesion mechanisms of involved microorganisms is essential to develop new strategies of prevention and control. Different approaches have been used for preventing biofilm related infections in health care settings, such as use of surface coatings agents in medical implants. In this context, is necessary to explore new compounds with anti-biofilm activity. Thus, this study evaluated for the first time the action of A22 against biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 strain and multi-resistant clinical isolates on biotic and abiotic surfaces...
October 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737752/mechanical-strain-sensing-implicated-in-cell-shape-recovery-in-escherichia-coli
#11
Felix Wong, Lars D Renner, Gizem Özbaykal, Jayson Paulose, Douglas B Weibel, Sven van Teeffelen, Ariel Amir
The shapes of most bacteria are imparted by the structures of their peptidoglycan cell walls, which are determined by many dynamic processes that can be described on various length scales ranging from short-range glycan insertions to cellular-scale elasticity(1-11). Understanding the mechanisms that maintain stable, rod-like morphologies in certain bacteria has proved to be challenging due to an incomplete understanding of the feedback between growth and the elastic and geometric properties of the cell wall(3,4,12-14)...
July 24, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662104/vibrio-aphrogenes-sp-nov-in-the-rumoiensis-clade-isolated-from-a-seaweed
#12
Mami Tanaka, Shoko Endo, Fumihito Kotake, Nurhidayu Al-Saari, A K M Rohul Amin, Gao Feng, Sayaka Mino, Hidetaka Doi, Yoshitoshi Ogura, Tetsuya Hayashi, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori, Isao Yumoto, Toko Sawabe, Tomoo Sawabe, Toshiyoshi Araki
A novel strain Vibrio aphrogenes sp. nov. strain CA-1004T isolated from the surface of seaweed collected on the coast of Mie Prefecture in 1994 [1] was characterized using polyphasic taxonomy including multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) and a genome based comparison. Both phylogenetic analyses on the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequences and MLSA based on eight protein-coding genes (gapA, gyrB, ftsZ, mreB, pyrH, recA, rpoA, and topA) showed the strain could be placed in the Rumoiensis clade in the genus Vibrio...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625721/kiloniella-majae-sp-nov-isolated-from-spider-crab-maja-brachydactyla-and-pullet-carpet-shell-clam-venerupis-pullastra
#13
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...
July 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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
Thierry 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
#18
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
#19
Daisuke Shiomi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 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
#20
REVIEW
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
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