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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636010/engineering-multi-functional-bacterial-outer-membrane-vesicles-as-modular-nanodevices-for-biosensing-and-bioimaging
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Qi Chen, Sharon Rozovsky, Wilfred Chen
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) are proteoliposomes derived from the outer membrane and periplasmic space of many Gram-negative bacteria including E. coli as part of their natural growth cycle. Inspired by the natural ability of E. coli to sort proteins to both the exterior and interior of OMVs, we reported here a one-pot synthesis approach to engineer multi-functionalized OMV-based sensors for both antigen binding and signal generation. SlyB, a native lipoprotein, was used a fusion partner to package nanoluciferase (Nluc) within OMVs, while a previously developed INP-Scaf3 surface scaffold was fused to the Z-domain for antibody recruiting...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634762/rapid-preconcentration-of-viable-bacteria-using-magnetic-ionic-liquids-for-pcr-amplification-and-culture-based-diagnostics
#2
Kevin D Clark, Jeffrey A Purslow, Stephen A Pierson, Omprakash Nacham, Jared L Anderson
In this study, a series of magnetic ionic liquids (MILs) were investigated for the extraction and preconcentration of bacteria from aqueous samples. By dispersing small volumes (e.g., 15 μL) of MIL within an aqueous cell suspension, bacteria were rapidly extracted and isolated using a magnetic field. Of the seven hydrophobic MILs examined, the trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium Ni(II) hexafluoroacetylacetonate ([P66614(+)][Ni(hfacac)3(-)]) MIL exhibited the greatest enrichment of viable Escherichia coli K12 when coupled with microbiological culture as the detection method...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
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Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634234/the-thioreduction-component-ccmg-confers-efficiency-and-the-heme-ligation-component-ccmh-ensures-stereo-specificity-during-cytochrome-c-maturation
#4
Andreia F Verisssimo, Bahia Khalfaoui-Hassani, Josephine Hwang, Stefan Steimle, Nur Selamoglu, Carsten Sanders, Camilo Khatchikian, Fevzi Daldal
In many Gram-negative bacteria, including Rhodobacter capsulatus, cytochrome c maturation (Ccm) is carried out by a membrane-integral machinery composed of nine proteins (CcmA to I). During this process, the periplasmic thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase DsbA is thought to catalyze the formation of a disulfide bond between the Cys residues at the apocytochrome c heme binding site (CXXCH). Subsequently, a Ccm-specific thioreductive pathway involving CcmG and CcmH reduces this disulfide bond to allow covalent heme ligation...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634011/immunomodulatory-properties-of-concholepas-concholepas-hemocyanin-against-francisellosis-in-a-zebrafish-model
#5
Leidy Lagos, Julia I Tandberg, María Inés Becker, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
The development of vaccines for aquaculture has been an important milestone in providing a continuous and sustainable production. Most of the vaccines currently on the market for aquaculture include oil as adjuvant. Nevertheless, several studies reported an occurrence of side effects after their use in farmed fish. As a result, there is a need for new and improved adjuvants that can stimulate the immune system while causing as few side-effects as possible. Hemocyanins are versatile macromolecules with strong immunogenic and immunomodulatory properties...
June 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633894/synthesis-and-antibacterial-activity-of-5-methylphenanthridium-derivatives-as-ftsz-inhibitors
#6
Fang Liu, Henrietta Venter, Fangchao Bi, Susan J Semple, Jingru Liu, Chaobin Jin, Shutao Ma
5-Methylphenanthridium derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity and cell division inhibitory activity against various Gram-positive and -negative bacteria. Among them, compounds 5A2, 5B1, 5B2, 5B3, 5C1 and 5C2 displayed the best on-target antibacterial activity with an MIC value of 4µg/mL against B. subtilis ATCC9372 and S. pyogenes PS, showing over 2-fold better activity than sanguinarine. The SARs showed that the 5-methylphenanthridium derivatives with the alkyl side chains at the 2-postion, especially the straight alkyl side chains exerted better on-target antibacterial activity...
June 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633586/porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-its-lps-differentially-regulate-the-expression-of-peptidyl-arginine-deiminases-in-human-chondrocytes
#7
René Elkaim, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno-Valdebenito, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Henri Tenenbaum
Periodontitis, an inflammatory disease initiated by Gram-negative bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis ( Pg), is considered as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our study aimed to determine the effect of Pg and its LPS on the expression of peptidyl arginine deiminase isotypes (PADs) in human primary chondrocytes (HC). HCs were infected with Pg and activated by its LPS (LPS- Pg). The mRNA expression levels of human PADs (1, 2, 3, 4 and 6) and bacterial enzyme (PADPg) were quantified by RT-qPCR...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632907/preferential-aerosolization-of-bacteria-in-bioaerosols-generated-in-vitro
#8
P Perrott, N Turgeon, L Gauthier-Levesque, C Duchaine
AIMS: Little is known about how bacteria are aerosolized in terms of whether some bacteria will be found in the air more readily than others that are present in the source. This report describes in vitro experiments to compare aerosolization rates (also known as preferential aerosolization) of Gram-positive and Gram negative bacteria as well as rod and coccus shaped bacteria, using two nebulization conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS: A consortium of five bacterial species was aerosolized in a homemade chamber...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631638/clinicomicrobiological-profile-of-endophthalmitis-a-10-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
#9
Gita Satpathy, Niranjan Nayak, Meenakshi Wadhwani, Pradeep Venkwatesh, Atul Kumar, Yograj Sharma, Vishnu Sreenivas
PURPOSE: To determine the clinicomicrobiological profile of infectious agents and their antibiotic susceptibility in different type of endophthalmitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and microbiological records from January 2001 to December 2010, was performed in 1110 patients diagnosed with different type of endophthalmitis (postoperative, posttraumatic, endogenous and post keratitis) to record the demographic details, clinical presentations; microbiological agents isolated with their antimicrobial sensitivity pattern...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631632/risk-of-cardiac-pacemaker-pocket-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#10
Jaswinder Singh Gill, Navreet Singh, S P Khanna
BACKGROUND: The risk of pacemaker pocket infections (PPIs) is rare with good antisepsis techniques and use of advanced antibiotics. However, injudicious antibiotic usage leads to the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria, which may cause PPI. Few reports exist about the microbial spectrum of the PPI from our country, prompting us to study the same. METHODS: We conducted this retrospective observational study for 3 years (January 2013-February 2016) from all the patients with PPI...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631614/3d-printed-bioceramic-scaffolds-with-antibacterial-and-osteogenic-activity
#11
Yongliang Zhang, Dong Zhai, Mengchi Xu, Qingqiang Yao, Huiying Zhu, Jiang Chang, Chengtie Wu
Bacterial infection poses a significant risk with the wide application of bone graft materials. Designing bone grafts with good antibacterial performance and excellent bone-forming activity is of particular significance for bone tissue engineering. In our study, a 3D printing method was used to prepare β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) bioceramic scaffolds. Silver (Ag) nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on graphene oxide (GO) to form a homogeneous nanocomposite (named Ag@GO) with different Ag-to-graphene oxide mass ratios, with this being synthesized via the liquid chemical reduction approach...
June 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631499/the-microbial-contamination-and-the-presence-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria-in-the-water-and-on-the-surfaces-of-public-recreation-water-facilities
#12
Karmen Godič Torkar, Mirjana Dražetić
The microbiological quality of bathing water and the surfaces of the surrounding pool platforms of two pools was estimated. ESBL- and MBL-producing Gram-negative bacteria isolated from water and surface samples were also studied. The water samples were satisfactory in 31 (86.1 %) out of 36 cases. Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as Escherichia coli were identified in only 2 (5.5 %) cases. There were no correlations between the HPC and number of enterobacteria in the pool water and those found in the surface samples...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630688/prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistant-pathogens-from-blood-cultures-results-from-a-laboratory-based-nationwide-surveillance-in-ghana
#13
Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Mercy Jemima Newman
BACKGROUND: Blood stream infections (BSI) are critical medical conditions with high morbidity and mortality. There is paucity of information on BSI from surveillance studies in Ghana. AIM: This study sought to demonstrate how useful BSI data can be gleaned from population-based surveillance, especially from resource-limited settings. METHODS: Data from a nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) in Ghana were extracted and analyzed...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630418/replacing-a-century-old-technique-modern-spectroscopy-can-supplant-gram-staining
#14
Shirly Berezin, Yaron Aviv, Hagit Aviv, Elad Goldberg, Yaakov R Tischler
Rapid and accurate Gram differentiation is paramount as the first step of pathogen identification and antibiotics administration. However, the current method requires additional reagents, is time-consuming, and is operator dependent. Here we show the principle of tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) can differentiate between Gram negative and positive species, by detecting the changes in tip-enhancement in the Raman scattering from the bacteria's lipid-bilayer membrane, which specifically enhances Gram negative bacteria...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630199/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptides-in-python-bivittatus-and-characterization-of-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-activity-and-low-cytotoxicity
#15
Dayeong Kim, Nagasundarapandian Soundrarajan, Juyeon Lee, Hye-Sun Cho, Minkyeung Choi, Se-Yeoun Cha, Byeongyong Ahn, Hyoim Jeon, Minh Thong Le, Hyuk Song, Jin-Hoi Kim, Chankyu Park
In this study, we sought to identify novel antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in Python bivittatus through bioinformatic analyses of publicly available genome information and experimental validation. In our analysis of the python genome, we identified 29 AMP-related candidate sequences. Of these, we selected five cathelicidin-like sequences and subjected them to further in silico analyses. The results showed that these sequences likely have antimicrobial activity. The sequences were named Pb-CATH1-Pb-CATH5 according to their sequence similarity to previously reported snake cathelicidins...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630128/identification-of-a-d-arabinose-5-phosphate-isomerase-in-the-gram-positive-clostridium-tetani
#16
David L Cech, Katherine Markin, Ronald W Woodard
d-Arabinose-5-phosphate isomerases (APIs) catalyze the interconversion of d-ribulose-5-phosphate and d-arabinose-5-phosphate. Various Gram-negative bacteria, such as the uropathogenic E. coli strain CFT073, contain multiple API paralogs (KdsD, GutQ, KpsF and c3406) that have been assigned various cellular functions. The d-arabinose-5-phosphate formed by these enzymes seems to play important roles in the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide and group 2 K-antigen capsules, as well as in the regulation of the cellular d-glucitol uptake and uropathogenic infectivity/virulence...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630070/regulation-of-type-iii-secretion-of-translocon-and-effector-proteins-by-the-esab-esal-esam-complex-in-edwardsiella-tarda
#17
Lu Yi Liu, Pin Nie, Hong Bing Yu, Hai Xia Xie
The type III secretion system (T3SS) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of many Gram-negative bacteria, including Edwardsiella tarda, an important fish pathogen. Within the E. tarda T3SS, there are three proteins (EsaB/EsaL/EsaM) that are homologous to proteins present in many other bacteria, including SpiC/SsaL/SsaM in Salmonella, SepD/SepL/CesL in EPEC and EHEC, and YscB/YopN/SycN in Yersinia EsaL was found to interact with both EsaB and EsaM within the bacterial cell, as revealed by a co-immunoprecipitation assay...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630061/increased-resistance-to-intradermal-francisella-tularensis-lvs-infection-by-inactivation-of-the-sts-phosphatases
#18
Kaustubh Parashar, Erik Kopping, David Frank, Vinaya Sampath, David G Thanassi, Nick Carpino
The Suppressor of TCR signaling proteins (Sts-1 and Sts-2) are two homologous phosphatases that negatively regulate signaling pathways in a number of hematopoietic lineages, including T lymphocytes. Mice lacking Sts expression are characterized by enhanced T cell responses. Additionally, a recent study demonstrated that Sts-/- mice are profoundly resistant to systemic infection of Candida albicans, with resistance characterized by enhanced survival, more rapid fungal clearance in key peripheral organs, and an altered inflammatory response...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629876/effect-of-antibiotic-stewardship-on-the-incidence-of-infection-and-colonisation-with-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
David Baur, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Francesco Burkert, Elena Carrara, Federico Foschi, Stefanie Döbele, Evelina Tacconelli
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic stewardship programmes have been shown to reduce antibiotic use and hospital costs. We aimed to evaluate evidence of the effect of antibiotic stewardship on the incidence of infections and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science for studies published from Jan 1, 1960, to May 31, 2016, that analysed the effect of antibiotic stewardship programmes on the incidence of infection and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Clostridium difficile infections in hospital inpatients...
June 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629499/agrobacterium-salinitolerans-sp-nov-a-saline-alkaline-tolerant-bacterium-isolated-from-root-nodule-of-sesbania-cannabina
#20
Jun Yan, Yan Li, Hui Yan, Wen Feng Chen, Xiaoxia Zhang, En Tao Wang, Xiao Zeng Han, Zhi Hong Xie
Two Gram-staining-negative, aerobic bacteria (YIC 5082T and YIC4104) isolated from root nodules of Sesbania cannabina grown in a high-salt and alkaline environment were identified as a group in the genus Agrobacterium because they shared 100 and 99.7 % sequence similarities of 16S rRNA and recA+atpD genes, respectively. These two strains showed 99.2/100 % and 93.9/95.4 % 16S rRNA and recA+atpD gene sequence similarities to Agrobacterium radiobacter LMG140T and Agrobacterium. pusense NRCPB10T, respectively...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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