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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076882/characterization-of-salmonella-typhi-ompc-and-ompf-porins-engineered-with-hiv-gp41-epitope-on-the-surface-loops
#1
Madhuranayaki Thulasingam, Subha Damodharan, Gopal Madhana Vigneshwari, Eswari P J Pandaranayaka, Luke Elizabeth Hanna, Ramakrishnan Usha, Sankaran Krishnaswamy
Porins form trimers in the outer membrane and help transport nutrients and waste products across the bacterial cell membrane. Porin loops are suitable candidates as display systems due to their high immunogenicity and presentation at the bacterial cell surface. In this study, Salmonella typhi porins (OmpC and OmpF) engineered with the Kennedy peptide from gp41 of HIV were characterised. The chimeric OmpC carrying the Kennedy peptide in loop7 did not trimerise, whereas the chimeric OmpF with the epitope in loop5 formed trimers and also was recognised by the antibodies in the HIV patient serum...
January 11, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990800/bacteriophage-based-bioconjugates-as-a-flow-cytometry-probe-for-fast-bacteria-detection
#2
Marta Janczuk, Łukasz Richter, Grażyna Hoser, Jerzy Kawiak, Marcin Łoś, Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson, Jan Paczesny, Robert Hołyst
Robust detection of bacteria can significantly reduce risks of nosocomial infections, which are a serious problem even in developed countries (4.1 million cases each year in Europe). Here we demonstrate utilization of novel multifunctional bioconjugates as specific probes for bacteria detection. Bifunctional magnetic-fluorescent microparticles are coupled with bacteriophages. The T4 bacteriophage, due to its natural affinity to bacterial receptors, namely, OmpC and LPS, enables specific and efficient detection of Escherichia coli bacteria...
December 19, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976801/serologic-antibodies-in-relation-to-outcome-in-post-operative-crohn-s-disease
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Amy L Hamilton, Michael A Kamm, Peter De Cruz, Emily K Wright, Fabiyola Selvaraj, Fred Princen, Alexandra Gorelik, Danny Liew, Ian C Lawrance, Jane M Andrews, Peter A Bampton, Miles P Sparrow, Timothy H Florin, Peter R Gibson, Henry Debinski, Richard B Gearry, Finlay A Macrae, Rupert W Leong, Ian Kronborg, Graham Radford-Smith, Warwick Selby, Sally J Bell, Steven J Brown, William R Connell
BACKGROUND: Disease recurs frequently after Crohn's disease resection. The role of serological antimicrobial antibodies in predicting recurrence or as a marker of recurrence has not been well defined. METHODS: 169 patients (523 samples) were prospectively studied, with testing peri-operatively, and 6, 12 and 18 months post-operatively. Colonoscopy was performed at 18 months post-operatively. Serologic antibody presence (pANCA, ASCA IgA/IgG, anti-OmpC, anti-CBir1, anti-A4-Fla2, anti-Fla-X) and titre were tested...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916690/acyl-homoserine-lactone-changes-the-abundance-of-proteins-and-the-levels-of-organic-acids-associated-with-stationary-phase-in-salmonella-enteritidis
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Felipe Alves de Almeida, Natan de Jesus Pimentel-Filho, Lanna Clícia Carrijo, Cláudia Braga Pereira Bento, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira, Uelinton Manoel Pinto, Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Maria Cristina Dantas Vanetti
Quorum sensing (QS) is cell-cell communication mechanism mediated by signaling molecules known as autoinducers (AIs) that lead to differential gene expression. Salmonella is unable to synthesize the AI-1 acyl homoserine lactone (AHL), but is able to recognize AHLs produced by other microorganisms through SdiA protein. Our study aimed to evaluate the influence of AI-1 on the abundance of proteins and the levels of organic acids of Salmonella Enteritidis. The presence of N-dodecyl-homoserine lactone (C12-HSL) did not interfere on the growth or the total amount of extracted proteins of Salmonella...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887202/serological-markers-in-diagnosis-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-as-predictors-for-early-tumor-necrosis-factor-blocker-therapy
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Christine Olbjørn, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Espen Thiis-Evensen, Britt Nakstad, Morten Harald Vatn, Gøri Perminow
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of serological markers in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), their utility in differentiating Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and symptomatic non-IBD patients and whether serological markers are associated with early TNF blocker treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-six children and adolescents <18 years, 58 with IBD and 38 symptomatic non-IBD controls were included...
November 25, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832917/immune-response-characterization-and-vaccine-potential-of-a-recombinant-chimera-comprising-b-cell-epitope-of-aeromonas-hydrophila-outer-membrane-protein-c-and-ltb
#6
Mahima Sharma, Aparna Dixit
Aeromonas hydrophila is one of the most virulent fish pathogens, causing colossal economic losses to the aquaculture industry annually. The absence of a safe and effective vaccine makes it very difficult to control this infection. Outer membrane proteins have been widely illustrated to confer protective immunity against a broad spectrum of gram negative bacteria. In the current study, we have analyzed the ability of B-cell epitopes of A. hydrophila's outer membrane protein C (OmpC) to confer protection against bacterial virulence...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799202/acquisition-of-carbapenem-resistance-by-plasmid-encoded-ampc-expressing-escherichia-coli
#7
Ria van Boxtel, Agnes A Wattel, Jesús Arenas, Wil H F Goessens, Jan Tommassen
Although AmpC β-lactamases can barely degrade carbapenems, if at all, they can sequester them and prevent them from reaching their targets. Thus, carbapenem resistance in Escherichia coli and other Enterobacteriaceae can result from AmpC production and simultaneous reduction of antibiotic influx into the periplasm by mutations in the porin genes. Here we investigated the route and genetic mechanisms of acquisition of carbapenem resistance in a clinical E. coli isolate carrying blaCMY-2 on a plasmid by selecting for mutants that are resistant to increasing concentrations of meropenem...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775882/application-of-noncanonical-amino-acids-for-protein-labeling-in-a-genomically-recoded-escherichia-coli
#8
Kalle Kipper, Ebba Gregorsson Lundius, Vladimir Curic, Ivana Nikic, Edward A Lemke, Manfred Wiessler, Johan Elf
Small synthetic fluorophores are in many ways superior to fluorescent proteins as labels for imaging. A major challenge is to use them for a protein-specific labeling in living cells. Here, we report on our use of noncanonical amino acids that are genetically encoded via the pyrrolysyl-tRNA/pyrrolysyl-RNA synthetase pair at artificially introduced TAG codons in a recoded E. coli strain. The strain is lacking endogenous TAG codons and the TAG-specific release factor RF1. The amino acids contain bioorthogonal groups that can be clicked to externally supplied dyes, thus enabling protein-specific labeling in live cells...
October 24, 2016: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723824/cdia-effectors-from-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-use-heterotrimeric-osmoporins-as-receptors-to-recognize-target-bacteria
#9
Christina M Beck, Julia L E Willett, David A Cunningham, Jeff J Kim, David A Low, Christopher S Hayes
Many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens express contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) systems that promote cell-cell interaction. CDI+ bacteria express surface CdiA effector proteins, which transfer their C-terminal toxin domains into susceptible target cells upon binding to specific receptors. CDI+ cells also produce immunity proteins that neutralize the toxin domains delivered from neighboring siblings. Here, we show that CdiAEC536 from uropathogenic Escherichia coli 536 (EC536) uses OmpC and OmpF as receptors to recognize target bacteria...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693650/momp-from-campylobacter-jejuni-is-a-trimer-of-18-stranded-%C3%AE-barrel-monomers-with-a-ca-2-ion-bound-at-the-constriction-zone
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Luana G M Ferrara, Gregor D Wallat, Lucile Moynié, Naresh N Dhanasekar, Soumeya Aliouane, Silvia Acosta-Gutiérrez, Jean-Marie Pagès, Jean-Michel Bolla, Mathias Winterhalter, Matteo Ceccarelli, James H Naismith
The Gram-negative organism Campylobacter jejuni is the major cause of food poisoning. Unlike Escherichia coli, which has two major porins, OmpC and OmpF, C. jejuni has one, termed major outer membrane protein (MOMP) through which nutrients and antibiotics transit. We report the 2.1-Å crystal structure of C. jejuni MOMP expressed in E. coli and a lower resolution but otherwise identical structure purified directly from C. jejuni. The 2.1-Å resolution structure of recombinant MOMP showed that although the protein has timeric arrangement similar to OmpC, it is an 18-stranded, not 16-stranded, β-barrel...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662269/breaking-hepatitis-b-virus-tolerance-and-inducing-protective-immunity-based-on-mimicking-t-cell-independent-antigen
#11
Xiaoyan Li, Runzhou Ni
There are over 350 million chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the world, of whom about a third eventually develop severe HBV-related complications. HBV contributes to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma development. Remarkable progress has been made in selective inhibition of HBV replication by nucleoside analogs. However, how to generate protective antibody of HBsAb in HBV-infected patients after HBV-DNA becomes negative still remains a challenge for scientists. In this study, we show that OmpC-HBsAg 'a' epitope chimeric protein vaccine can break HBV tolerance and induce protective immunity in HBV transgenic mice based on mimicking T cell-independent antigen to bypass T cells from the adaptive immune system...
November 2016: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645385/klebsiella-pneumoniae-major-porins-ompk35-and-ompk36-allow-more-efficient-diffusion-of-%C3%AE-lactams-than-their-escherichia-coli-homologs-ompf-and-ompc
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Etsuko Sugawara, Seiji Kojima, Hiroshi Nikaido
: Klebsiella pneumoniae, one of the most important nosocomial pathogens, is becoming a major problem in health care because of its resistance to multiple antibiotics, including cephalosporins of the latest generation and, more recently, even carbapenems. This is largely due to the spread of plasmid-encoded extended-spectrum β-lactamases. However, antimicrobial agents must first penetrate the outer membrane barrier in order to reach their targets, and hydrophilic and charged β-lactams presumably diffuse through the porin channels...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582589/sds-page-analysis-of-the-outer-membrane-proteins-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-patients-in-different-wards-of-nemazee-hospital-shiraz-iran
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Behzad Dehghani, Mohammad Mottamedifar, Hossein Khoshkharam-Roodmajani, Amir Hassanzadeh, Kamyar Zomorrodian, Amir Rahimi
BACKGROUND: Outer membrane proteins (OMPs) constitute the main structure and about half of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. The OMPs of Escherichia coli (E. coli) play an important role in its drug resistance. Previous studies have shown that the OMPs of E. coli enhance its pathogenic effects by helping the bacterium to evade the immune defense and promote its adsorption to host cells. We sought to compare E. coli isolates collected from different hospital wards and to perform a primary investigation of the association between the serotypes and profiles of their OMPs...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578962/molecular-evolution-of-the-yersinia-major-outer-membrane-protein-c-ompc
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Anna M Stenkova, Evgeniya P Bystritskaya, Konstantin V Guzev, Alexander V Rakin, Marina P Isaeva
The genus Yersinia includes species with a wide range of eukaryotic hosts (from fish, insects, and plants to mammals and humans). One of the major outer membrane proteins, the porin OmpC, is preferentially expressed in the host gut, where osmotic pressure, temperature, and the concentrations of nutrients and toxic products are relatively high. We consider here the molecular evolution and phylogeny of Yersinia ompC. The maximum likelihood gene tree reflects the macroevolution processes occurring within the genus Yersinia...
2016: Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507830/salmonella-rapidly-regulates-membrane-permeability-to-survive-oxidative-stress
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Joris van der Heijden, Lisa A Reynolds, Wanyin Deng, Allan Mills, Roland Scholz, Koshi Imami, Leonard J Foster, Franck Duong, B Brett Finlay
UNLABELLED: The outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria provides protection against toxic molecules, including reactive oxygen species (ROS). Decreased OM permeability can promote bacterial survival under harsh circumstances and protects against antibiotics. To better understand the regulation of OM permeability, we studied the real-time influx of hydrogen peroxide in Salmonella bacteria and discovered two novel mechanisms by which they rapidly control OM permeability. We found that pores in two major OM proteins, OmpA and OmpC, could be rapidly opened or closed when oxidative stress is encountered and that the underlying mechanisms rely on the formation of disulfide bonds in the periplasmic domain of OmpA and TrxA, respectively...
2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466408/size-dependent-forced-peg-partitioning-into-channels-vdac-ompc-and-%C3%AE-hemolysin
#16
M Alphan Aksoyoglu, Rudolf Podgornik, Sergey M Bezrukov, Philip A Gurnev, Murugappan Muthukumar, V Adrian Parsegian
Nonideal polymer mixtures of PEGs of different molecular weights partition differently into nanosize protein channels. Here, we assess the validity of the recently proposed theoretical approach of forced partitioning for three structurally different β-barrel channels: voltage-dependent anion channel from outer mitochondrial membrane VDAC, bacterial porin OmpC (outer membrane protein C), and bacterial channel-forming toxin α-hemolysin. Our interpretation is based on the idea that relatively less-penetrating polymers push the more easily penetrating ones into nanosize channels in excess of their bath concentration...
August 9, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439713/unexpected-properties-of-srna-promoters-allow-feedback-control-via-regulation-of-a-two-component-system
#17
Anaïs Brosse, Anna Korobeinikova, Susan Gottesman, Maude Guillier
Two-component systems (TCS) and small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are both widespread regulators of gene expression in bacteria. TCS are in most cases transcriptional regulators. A large class of sRNAs act as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression that modulate the translation and/or stability of target-mRNAs. Many connections have been recently unraveled between these two types of regulators, resulting in mixed regulatory circuits with poorly characterized properties. This study focuses on the negative feedback circuit that exists between the EnvZ-OmpR TCS and the OmrA/B sRNAs...
November 16, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27431906/an-evaluation-of-logic-regression-based-biomarker-discovery-across-multiple-intergenic-regions-for-predicting-host-specificity-in-escherichia-coli
#18
Shuai Zhi, Qiaozhi Li, Yutaka Yasui, Graham Banting, Thomas A Edge, Edward Topp, Tim A McAllister, Norman F Neumann
Several studies have demonstrated that E. coli appears to display some level of host adaptation and specificity. Recent studies in our laboratory support these findings as determined by logic regression modeling of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in intergenic regions (ITGRs). We sought to determine the degree of host-specific information encoded in various ITGRs across a library of animal E. coli isolates using both whole genome analysis and a targeted ITGR sequencing approach. Our findings demonstrated that ITGRs across the genome encode various degrees of host-specific information...
October 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27420049/edwardsiella-tarda-outer-membrane-protein-c-an-immunogenic-protein-induces-highly-protective-effects-in-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-against-edwardsiellosis
#19
Fuguo Liu, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Jing Xing, Wenbin Zhan
Outer membrane protein C of Edwardsiella tarda is a major cell surface antigen and it was identified to be an immunogenic protein by Western blot using flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) anti-recombinant OmpC (rOmpC), and anti-E. tarda antibodies. rOmpC tested the immune protective effect against E. tarda challenge in a flounder model and produced a relative percentage of survival rate of 85%. The immune response of flounder induced by rOmpC was investigated, and the results showed that: (1) the levels of specific serum antibodies induced by rOmpC were significantly higher than the control group after the second week after immunization, and the peak level occurred at week five after immunization; (2) rOmpC could induce the proliferation of sIg+ lymphocytes, and the peak levels of sIg+ lymphocytes in blood, spleen, and pronephros occurred at 4-5 weeks after immunization; and (3) the MHCIIα, CD4-1, IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α genes were significantly induced after being injected with rOmpC...
July 12, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383695/molecular-characterization-and-epidemiologic-study-of-ndm-1-producing-extensively-drug-resistant-escherichia-coli
#20
Jia Du, Bin Li, Jianming Cao, Qing Wu, Huale Chen, Yuanbo Hou, En Zhang, Tieli Zhou
The emergence and dissemination of NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1)-producing Enterobacteriaceae have resulted in a worldwide public health risk. This study described a high incidence and endemic spread of NDM-1-producing extensively drug-resistant Escherichia coli in a teaching hospital in Zhejiang province, China. We recovered six nonduplicated NDM-1-producing E. coli isolates from May 2014 to August 2014 with positive modified Hodge test and EDTA synergistic test. These isolates were highly resistant to β-lactam antimicrobials, aminoglycosides, and quinolones...
July 6, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
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