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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228245/legionellosis-acquired-through-a-dental-unit-a-case-study
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C Schönning, C Jernberg, D Klingenberg, S Andersson, A Pääjärvi, E Alm, E Tano, B Lytsy
In 2012, an elderly immunocompromised man died from legionellosis at a hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. The patient had visited a dental ward at the hospital during the incubation period. Legionella spp. at a concentration of 2000 colony-forming units/L were isolated from the cupfiller outlet providing water for oral rinsing. Isolates from the patient and the dental unit were Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, subgroup Knoxville and ST9. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and whole-genome sequencing strongly suggested that the isolates were of common origin...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224977/bacterial-pathogenesis-legionella-phosphoinositide-tailoring
#2
Elizabeth L Hartland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224696/can-contaminated-water-be-rendered-safe-for-nasal-saline-irrigations
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Allison G Ordemann, James K Stanford, Donna C Sullivan, J Mark Reed
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To compare sterile water to three methods of sterilization (carbon filtration, boiling, and ultraviolet [UV] light) for preparation of nasal saline irrigants free of bacterial and amebic contaminants. STUDY DESIGN: Bench-top translational research and cost comparison. METHODS: Sterile water was compared to common sterilization methods. Sterile water was contaminated with known concentrations of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Moraxella catarrhalis, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumonia, Legionella pneumophila, and Naegleria fowleri...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222489/characterization-of-a-novel-signal-transducer-element-intrinsic-to-class-iiia-b-adenylate-cyclases-and-guanylate-cyclases
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Miriam Ziegler, Jens Bassler, Stephanie Beltz, Anita Schultz, Andrei N Lupas, Joachim E Schultz
Adenylate cyclases (ACs) are signalling proteins that produce the second messenger cAMP. Class III ACs comprises four groups (class IIIa-d); of these, class IIIa and IIIb ACs have been identified in bacteria and eukaryotes. Many class IIIa ACs are anchored to membranes via hexahelical domains. In eukaryotic ACs, membrane anchors are well conserved, suggesting that this region possesses important functional characteristics that are as yet unknown. To address this question, we replaced the hexahelical membrane anchor of the mycobacterial AC Rv1625c by the hexahelical quorum-sensing receptor from Legionella, LqsS...
February 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219188/-change-of-prognosis-and-pathogens-in-adult-patients-with-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-during-different-periods
#5
L Zhang, P Ning, F Rong, Z C Gao
Objective: To compare the change of prognosis and pathogens of adult patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring admission to Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) during different period, and estimate the risk factors of severe CAP. Methods: The clinical data of 186 patients with severe CAP admission to RICU was collected and assessed the trend in outcomes of these patients during three time periods: Period Ⅰ (January 1 2000 to October 31 2006), Period Ⅱ (November 1 2006 to December 31 2010), and Period Ⅲ (January 1 2011 to December 31 2015), analyzed the risk factors by Cox Proportional Hazards regression, and compared the pathogens detection...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217110/intra-species-and-inter-kingdom-signaling-of-legionella-pneumophila
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Ramon Hochstrasser, Hubert Hilbi
The ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium Legionella pneumophila parasitizes environ mental amoebae and, upon inhalation, replicates in alveolar macrophages, thus causing a life-threatening pneumonia called "Legionnaires' disease." The opportunistic pathogen employs a bi-phasic life cycle, alternating between a replicative, non-virulent phase and a stationary, transmissive/virulent phase. L. pneumophila employs the Lqs (Legionella quorum sensing) system as a major regulator of the growth phase switch. The Lqs system comprises the autoinducer synthase LqsA, the homologous sensor kinases LqsS and LqsT, as well as a prototypic response regulator termed LqsR...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213329/thioaromatic-dna-monolayers-for-target-amplification-free-electrochemical-sensing-of-environmental-pathogenic-bacteria
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Rebeca Miranda-Castro, Raquel Sánchez-Salcedo, Beatriz Suárez-Álvarez, Noemí de-Los-Santos-Álvarez, Arturo J Miranda-Ordieres, María Jesús Lobo-Castañón
Genosensing technology has mostly based on mixed self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiol-modified oligonucleotides and alkanethiols on gold surfaces. However, the typical backfilling approach, which incorporates the alkanethiol in a second step, gives rise to a heterogeneous distribution of oligonucleotide probes on the surface, negatively affecting to both hybridization efficiency and surface stability. Despite aromatic thiols present a remarkably different behavior from alkanethiols, with higher rigidity and stronger intermolecular interactions, they have been scarcely explored for the fabrication of DNA sensing platforms...
February 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212376/the-legionella-pneumophila-genome-evolved-to-accommodate-multiple-regulatory-mechanisms-controlled-by-the-csra-system
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Tobias Sahr, Christophe Rusniok, Francis Impens, Giulia Oliva, Odile Sismeiro, Jean-Yves Coppée, Carmen Buchrieser
The carbon storage regulator protein CsrA regulates cellular processes post-transcriptionally by binding to target-RNAs altering translation efficiency and/or their stability. Here we identified and analyzed the direct targets of CsrA in the human pathogen Legionella pneumophila. Genome wide transcriptome, proteome and RNA-Co-immunoprecipitaion followed by deep sequencing of a wild type and a csrA mutant strain identified 479 RNAs with potential CsrA interaction sites located in the untranslated and/or coding regions of mRNAs or of known non-coding sRNAs...
February 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210459/microbiological-qualification-of-air-water-and-dialysate-in-a-haemodialysis-centre-a-new-focus-on-legionella-spp
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Saeid Nazemi, Mehdi Mirzaii, Somayeh Yaslianifard, Davood Darban-Sarokhalil, Seyyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Pirasteh Norozi, Fatemeh Davardoost
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The microbiological monitoring of the water used for haemodialysis is important especially for Legionella and non-fermentative bacteria since patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are suffering from deteriorated function of immune system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 50 water and dialysate samples were weekly collected over a period of 10 weeks from 5 sites. Total and faecal coliforms were determined by utilizing the most probable number (MPN) method...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203790/seeding-and-establishment-of-legionella-pneumophila-in-hospitals-implications-for-genomic-investigations-of-nosocomial-legionnaires-disease
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Sophia David, Baharak Afshar, Massimo Mentasti, Christophe Ginevra, Isabelle Podglajen, Simon R Harris, Victoria J Chalker, Sophie Jarraud, Timothy G Harrison, Julian Parkhill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203124/when-diarrhea-can-become-deadly-legionnaires-disease-complicated-by-bowel-obstruction
#11
Wesley Prichard, Laurel Fick
Legionnaires' disease may present with a broad spectrum of illnesses and nonspecific extrapulmonary symptoms including diarrhea. To our knowledge, bowel obstruction has not been reported as a manifestation of Legionella. We present a unique case of Legionnaires' disease contributing to a small bowel obstruction.
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193861/galectin-3-directs-antimicrobial-guanylate-binding-proteins-to-vacuoles-furnished-with-bacterial-secretion-systems
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Eric M Feeley, Danielle M Pilla-Moffett, Erin E Zwack, Anthony S Piro, Ryan Finethy, Joseph P Kolb, Jennifer Martinez, Igor E Brodsky, Jörn Coers
Many invasive bacteria establish pathogen-containing vacuoles (PVs) as intracellular niches for microbial growth. Immunity to these infections is dependent on the ability of host cells to recognize PVs as targets for host defense. The delivery of several host defense proteins to PVs is controlled by IFN-inducible guanylate binding proteins (GBPs), which themselves dock to PVs through poorly characterized mechanisms. Here, we demonstrate that GBPs detect the presence of bacterial protein secretion systems as "patterns of pathogenesis" associated with PVs...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188095/prevalence-of-legionella-species-isolated-from-shower-water-in-public-bath-facilities-in-toyama-prefecture-japan
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Jun-Ichi Kanatani, Junko Isobe, Shiho Norimoto, Keiko Kimata, Chieko Mitsui, Junko Amemura-Maekawa, Fumiaki Kura, Tetsutaro Sata, Masanori Watahiki
AIMS: We investigated the prevalence of Legionella spp. isolated from shower water in public bath facilities in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. In addition, we analyzed the genetic diversity among Legionella pneumophila isolates from shower water as well as the genetic relationship between isolates from shower water and from stock strains previously analyzed from sputum specimens. METHODS: The isolates were characterized using serogrouping, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and sequence-based typing...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183814/comparative-proteomics-of-purified-pathogen-vacuoles-correlates-intracellular-replication-of-legionella-pneumophila-with-the-small-gtpase-rap1
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Johanna Schm Oumllders, Christian Manske, Andreas Otto, Christine Hoffmann, Bernhard Steiner, Amanda Welin, D Oumlrte Becher, Hubert Hilbi
Legionella pneumophila is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that causes a severe lung infection termed Legionnaires disease. The pathogen replicates in environmental protozoa as well as in macrophages within a unique membrane-bound compartment, the Legionella-containing-vacuole (LCV). LCV formation requires the bacterial Icm/Dot type IV secretion system, which translocates ca. 300 effector proteins into host cells, where they target distinct host factors. The L. pneumophila pentuple mutant (Δpentuple) lacks 5 gene clusters (31% of the effector proteins) and replicates in macrophages but not in Dictyostelium discoideum amoeba...
February 9, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182945/strange-new-world-bacteria-catalyze-ubiquitylation-via-adp-ribosylation
#15
David Komander, Felix Randow
Three recent papers, including one by Kotewicz et al. (2016) in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, show that Legionella deploys a novel form of ubiquitylation to generate its replicative vacuole. Without E1 and E2 enzymes, SidE effectors ubiquitylate serine residues in substrates via an ADP-ribosylated ubiquitin intermediate.
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179246/legionella-pneumophila-pneumonia-possibly-due-to-ustekinumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease
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Joaquín Borrás-Blasco, Xavier Cortes, Sergio Fernandez-Martinez, Elvira Casterá, Beatriz Antequera
PURPOSE: A case report of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia associated with off-label use of ustekinumab in a patient with Crohn's disease (CD) is presented. SUMMARY: A 57-year-old man with longstanding CD was hospitalized with a four-day history of fever (38.5 °C), dyspnea, left pleuritic pain, and weight loss (more than 6 kg) about six weeks after beginning treatment with ustekinumab, a human monoclonal antibody approved in the United States for two indications (plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis) and currently under investigation as a potential treatment for CD and other inflammatory disorders...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177291/expression-of-flagellin-and-key-regulatory-flagellar-genes-in-the-non-motile-bacterium-piscirickettsia-salmonis
#17
Gabriela P Carril, Fernando A Gómez, Sergio H Marshall
The Piscirickettsia salmonis genome was screened to evaluate potential flagella-related open reading frames, as well as their genomic organization and eventual expression. A complete and organized set of flagellar genes was found for P. salmonis, although no structural flagellum has ever been reported for this bacterium. To gain further understanding, the hierarchical flagellar cascade described for Legionella pneumophila was used as a reference model for putative analysis in P. salmonis. Specifically, 5 of the most relevant genes from this cascade were chosen, including 3 regulatory genes (fleQ, triggers the cascade; fliA, regulates the σ28-coding gene; and rpoN, an RNA polymerase-dependent gene) and 2 terminal structural genes (flaA and flaB, flagellin and a flagellin-like protein, respectively)...
February 8, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166862/legionella-prevalence-and-risk-of-legionellosis-in-japanese-households
#18
T Kuroki, Y Watanabe, H Teranishi, S Izumiyama, J Amemura-Maekawa, F Kura
This study determined the occurrence of legionellae in private houses for which there were no available data on aquatic environments other than the water supply system. From June 2013 to November 2014, we collected 138 water and 90 swab samples from aquatic environments in 19 houses. Legionella DNA was detected via a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay in 66 (47·8%) water and 17 (18·9%) swab samples. High Legionella DNA detection rates were observed in water samples from washing machines and aquariums...
February 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166249/approach-to-determine-the-diversity-of-legionella-species-by-nested-pcr-dgge-in-aquatic-environments
#19
Wen-Chien Huang, Hsin-Chi Tsai, Chi-Wei Tao, Jung-Sheng Chen, Yi-Jia Shih, Po-Min Kao, Tung-Yi Huang, Bing-Mu Hsu
In this study, we describe a nested PCR-DGGE strategy to detect Legionella communities from river water samples. The nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene was amplified using bacterial primer in the first step. After, the amplicons were employed as DNA templates in the second PCR using Legionella specific primer. The third round of gene amplification was conducted to gain PCR fragments apposite for DGGE analysis. Then the total numbers of amplified genes were observed in DGGE bands of products gained with primers specific for the diversity of Legionella species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159784/temperature-dependent-growth-modeling-of-environmental-and-clinical-legionella-pneumophila-mlva-genotypes
#20
Yehonatan Sharaby, Sarah Rodríguez-Martínez, Olga Oks, Marina Pecellin, Hila Mizrahi, Avi Peretz, Ingrid Brettar, Manfred Höfle, Malka Halpern
: Legionella pneumophila cause waterborne infections resulting in severe pneumonia. High resolution genotyping of L. pneumophila isolates can be achieved by Multiple-Locus Variable number of tandem repeat Analysis (MLVA). Recently, we found that different MLVA genotypes of L. pneumophila, dominated different sites in a small drinking-water network, with a genotype-related temperature and abundance regime. The current study focuses on understanding the temperature-dependent growth kinetics of the genotypes that dominated the water network...
February 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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