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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741465/engineering-of-chimeric-protein-based-on-e-protein-domain-iii-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-and-ompf-porin-of-yersinia-pseudotuberculosis
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Anna M Stenkova, Natalia S Chopenko, Ludmila A Davydova, Andrey N Mazeika, Evgeniya P Bystritskaya, Olga Y Portnyagina, Stanislav D Anastyuk, Dmitrii S Kulbatskii, Ekaterina N Lyukmanova, Dmitriy A Dolgikh, Eduard Y Kostetsky, Nina M Sanina
Tick-borne encephalitis poses a serious public health threat in the endemic regions. The disease treatment is restricted to symptomatic therapy, so great expectations are in the development of the prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. The domain III of E protein of the tick-borne encephalitis virus is the main antigenic domain which includes virus-specific epitopes recognized by neutralizing antibodies. We have expressed, isolated and characterized the chimeric protein based on the fusion of domain III of E protein of the tick-borne encephalitis virus and bacterial porin OmpF from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis...
July 24, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739676/shape-analysis-of-the-htra-rna-thermometer-from-salmonella-enterica
#2
Edric K Choi, Kelsey A Ulanowicz, Yen Anh H Nguyen, Jane K Frandsen, Rachel M Mitton-Fry
RNA thermometers regulate expression of prokaryotic genes involved in heat shock response or in virulence of pathogenic bacteria such as Yersinia, Neisseria, and Salmonella They function through temperature-dependent conformational changes in the mRNAs in which they reside. Most RNA thermometers are found in the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) of the mRNA, where they modulate availability of the ribosome-binding site. We have used SHAPE (Selective 2'-Hydroxyl Acylation analyzed by Primer Extension) assays to systematically characterize the structure and dynamics of the htrA thermometer of Salmonella enterica at single-nucleotide resolution...
July 24, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737762/mechanism-of-host-substrate-acetylation-by-a-yopj-family-effector
#3
Zhi-Min Zhang, Ka-Wai Ma, Linfeng Gao, Zhenquan Hu, Simon Schwizer, Wenbo Ma, Jikui Song
The Yersinia outer protein J (YopJ) family of bacterial effectors depends on a novel acetyltransferase domain to acetylate signalling proteins from plant and animal hosts. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here, we report the crystal structures of PopP2, a YopJ effector produced by the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, in complex with inositol hexaphosphate (InsP6), acetyl-coenzyme A (AcCoA) and/or substrate Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum 1 (RRS1-R)WRKY. PopP2 recognizes the WRKYGQK motif of RRS1-RWRKY to position a targeted lysine in the active site for acetylation...
July 24, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737374/an-integrated-sers-based-microdroplet-platform-for-the-automated-immunoassay-of-f1-antigens-in-yersinia-pestis
#4
Namhyun Choi, Jiyoung Lee, Juhui Ko, Jun Ho Jeon, Gi-Eun Rhie, Andrew J deMello, Jaebum Choo
The development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based microfluidic platforms has attracted significant recent attention in the biological sciences. SERS is a highly sensitive detection modality, with microfluidic platforms providing many advantages over microscale methods, including high analytical throughput, facile automation and reduced sample requirements. Accordingly, the integration of SERS with microfluidic platforms offers significant utility in chemical and biological experimentation. Herein, we report a fully integrated SERS-based microdroplet platform for the automatic immunoassay of specific antigen fraction 1 (F1) in Yersinia pestis...
July 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732514/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-silver-and-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-against-fish-pathogens
#5
Mohamed Ibrahim Shaalan, Magdy Mohamed El-Mahdy, Sarah Theiner, Mansour El-Matbouli, Mona Saleh
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a global issue that threatens public health. The excessive use of antibiotics contributes to this problem as the genes of antibiotic resistance can be transferred between the bacteria in humans, animals and aquatic organisms. Metallic nanoparticles could serve as future substitutes for some conventional antibiotics because of their antimicrobial activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles against major fish pathogens and assess their safety in vitro...
July 21, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732479/an-integrated-computational-experimental-approach-reveals-yersinia-pestis-genes-essential-across-a-narrow-or-a-broad-range-of-environmental-conditions
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Nicola J Senior, Kalesh Sasidharan, Richard J Saint, Andrew E Scott, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Philip M Ireland, Helen L Bullifent, Z Rong Yang, Karen Moore, Petra C F Oyston, Timothy P Atkins, Helen S Atkins, Orkun S Soyer, Richard W Titball
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has categorized plague as a re-emerging disease and the potential for Yersinia pestis to also be used as a bioweapon makes the identification of new drug targets against this pathogen a priority. Environmental temperature is a key signal which regulates virulence of the bacterium. The bacterium normally grows outside the human host at 28 °C. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms that the bacterium used to adapt to a mammalian host at 37 °C is central to the development of vaccines or drugs for the prevention or treatment of human disease...
July 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726924/peculiarities-of-thermal-denaturation-of-ompf-porin-from-yersinia-ruckeri
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Olga D Novikova, Dmitry K Chistyulin, Valentina A Khomenko, Evgeny V Sidorin, Natalya Yu Kim, Nina M Sanina, Olga Yu Portnyagina, Tamara F Solov'eva, Vladimir N Uversky, Valery L Shnyrov
Irreversible denaturation of membrane proteins in detergent solutions is similar to unfolding of water-soluble multidomain proteins and represents a complex, multistage process. Pore-forming proteins of Gram-negative bacteria are heat-modifiable proteins, i.e., proteins altering their molecular forms (trimers or monomers), and accordingly, their electrophoretic mobilities depending upon denaturation conditions. There are still some contradictory data on the peculiarities of the conformational changes in the porin structure with temperature...
July 20, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726410/structural-insights-into-the-yersinia-pestis-outer-membrane-protein-ail-in-lipid-bilayers
#8
Samit Kumar Dutta, Yong Yao, Francesca M Marassi
Yersinia pestis the causative agent of plague, is highly pathogenic and poses very high risk to public health. The outer membrane protein Ail (Adhesion invasion locus) is one of the most highly expressed proteins on the cell surface of Y. pestis, and a major target for the development of medical countermeasures. Ail is essential for microbial virulence and is critical for promoting the survival of Y. pestis in serum. Structures of Ail have been determined by X-ray diffraction and solution NMR spectroscopy, but the protein's activity is influenced by the detergents in these samples, underscoring the importance of the surrounding environment for structure-activity studies...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723607/production-of-recombinant-porin-from-y-pseudotuberculosis-in-a-water-soluble-form-for-pseudotuberculosis-diagnostics
#9
Vasily A Golotin, Olga Y Portnyagina, Natalia S Chopenko, Natalia Y Kim, Valery A Rasskazov, Olga D Novikova
OmpF porin from the outer membrane of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis was cloned into pET-40b(+) plasmid. Using E. coli Rosetta (DE3) strain, MX-medium, IPTG concentration of 0.2 mM and post-induction cultivation at 14 °C overnight allowed us to obtain a water-soluble form of the recombinant protein (rs-OmpF). Rs-OmpF was shown to have the ordered spatial structure at the levels of secondary and tertiary structure. Rs-OmpF was found to be effective as diagnostic antigen in ELISA for pseudotuberculosis diagnostics...
July 26, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722614/identification-of-risk-factors-associated-with-transmission-of-plague-disease-in-eastern-zambia
#10
Stanley S Nyirenda, Bernard M Hang'ombe, Robert Machangu, Jackson Mwanza, Bukheti S Kilonzo
Plague is a fatal, primarily rodent-flea-borne zoonotic disease caused by Yersinia pestis. The identification of risk factors of plague was investigated through questionnaire interview and conducting focus group discussion (FGD) in Sinda and Nyimba of eastern Zambia. A total of 104 questionnaires were administered to individual respondents and 20 groups consisting of 181 discussants, which comprised FGD team in this study. The study revealed that trapping, transportation, and preparation of rodents for food exposed the community to rodent and their fleas suggesting that plague may have occurred primarily by either flea bites or contact with infected wild rodents...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716827/galectin-1-driven-tolerogenic-programs-aggravate-yersinia-enterocolitica-infection-by-repressing-antibacterial-immunity
#11
Roberto C Davicino, Santiago P Méndez-Huergo, Ricardo J Eliçabe, Juan C Stupirski, Ingo Autenrieth, María S Di Genaro, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Yersinia enterocolitica is an enteropathogenic bacterium that causes gastrointestinal disorders, as well as extraintestinal manifestations. To subvert the host's immune response, Y. enterocolitica uses a type III secretion system consisting of an injectisome and effector proteins, called Yersinia outer proteins (Yops), that modulate activation, signaling, and survival of immune cells. In this article, we show that galectin-1 (Gal-1), an immunoregulatory lectin widely expressed in mucosal tissues, contributes to Y...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711901/secondary-focal-form-of-yersinia-enterocolitica-infection-with-prolonged-polyarthritis-in-young-caucasian-male-a-case-report
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Aniuta S Sydorchuk, Oksana I Holyar, Yurii O Randiuk, Vasyl D Sorokhan, Leonid I Sydorchuk, Nonna A Bohachyk, Yadviga V Venglovska, Andrii M Sokol
Current issue deals with an interesting clinical case of a rare infectious disease in a Caucasian young male patient, caused by Yersinia enterocоlitica. Infection proceeded in the development of secondary focal form, which was accompanied by prolonged polyarthritis. We described a clinical case of secondary focal form with prolonged polyarthritis caused by Y. enterocolitica O:3 serogroup in young patient with the purpose of focusing on the early clinical and laboratory diagnosistics of Yersiniosis that would minimize the role of medical errors in diagnostics made by general practitioners...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710276/atp-binding-and-hydrolysis-disrupts-the-high-affinity-interaction-between-the-heme-abc-transporter-hmuuv-and-its-cognate-substrate-binding-protein
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Hiba Qasem Abdullah, Michal Perach, Nurit Livnat-Levanon, Oded Lewinson
Using the energy of ATP hydrolysis ABC transporters catalyze the trans-membrane transport of molecules. In bacteria they partner with a high affinity substrate binding protein (SBP) to import essential micronutrients. ATP binding by Type-I ABC transporters (importers of amino acids, sugars, peptides, small ions) stabilizes the interaction between the transporter and the SBP, thus allowing transfer of the substrate from the latter to the former. In Type-II ABC transporters (importers of trace elements, e.g., vitamin B12, heme, iron-siderophores) the role of ATP remains debatable...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708872/nasopharyngeal-microbiota-in-infants-and-changes-during-viral-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-and-acute-otitis-media
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Tasnee Chonmaitree, Kristofer Jennings, Georgiy Golovko, Kamil Khanipov, Maria Pimenova, Janak A Patel, David P McCormick, Michael J Loeffelholz, Yuriy Fofanov
BACKGROUND: Interferences between pathogenic bacteria and specific commensals are known. We determined the interactions between nasopharyngeal microbial pathogens and commensals during viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and acute otitis media (AOM) in infants. METHODS: We analyzed 971 specimens collected monthly and during URI and AOM episodes from 139 infants. The 16S rRNA V4 gene regions were sequenced on the Illumina MiSeq platform. RESULTS: Among the high abundant genus-level nasopharyngeal microbiota were Moraxella, Haemophilus, and Streptococcus (3 otopathogen genera), Corynebacterium, Dolosigranulum, Staphylococcus, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, and Bifidobacterium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707702/secondary-immune-response-of-rainbow-trout-following-repeated-immersion-vaccination
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R M Jaafar, A Al-Jubury, J K Chettri, I Dalsgaard, P W Kania, K Buchmann
Teleosts are able to raise a protective immune response, comprising both innate and adaptive elements, against various pathogens. This is the basis for a widespread use of vaccines, administered as injection or immersion, in the aquaculture industry. It has been described that repeated injection vaccination of fish raises a secondary immune response, consisting of rapid, accelerated and increased antibody reaction. This study reports how rainbow trout responds to repeated immersion vaccination against yersiniosis (ERM) caused by the bacterial pathogen Yersinia ruckeri...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704728/development-of-a-novel-multiplexed-qpcr-and-pyrosequencing-method-for-the-detection-of-human-pathogenic-yersiniae
#16
M C Thomas, T W Janzen, G Huscyzynsky, A Mathews, K K Amoako
The purpose of this study was to develop a novel and robust molecular assay for the detection of human pathogenic yersiniae (i.e. Yersinia enterocolitica, Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. pestis) in complex food samples. The assay combines multiplexed real-time PCR (qPCR) and Pyrosequencing for detecting and differentiating human pathogenic yersiniae with high confidence through sequence based confirmation. The assay demonstrated 100% specificity and inclusivity when tested against a panel of 14 Y. enterocolitica, 22 Y...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695856/crystal-structure-of-yersinia-pestis-virulence-factor-yfea-reveals-two-polyspecific-metal-binding-sites
#17
Christopher D Radka, Lawrence J DeLucas, Landon S Wilson, Matthew B Lawrenz, Robert D Perry, Stephen G Aller
Gram-negative bacteria use siderophores, outer membrane receptors, inner membrane transporters and substrate-binding proteins (SBPs) to transport transition metals through the periplasm. The SBPs share a similar protein fold that has undergone significant structural evolution to communicate with a variety of differentially regulated transporters in the cell. In Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, YfeA (YPO2439, y1897), an SBP, is important for full virulence during mammalian infection. To better understand the role of YfeA in infection, crystal structures were determined under several environmental conditions with respect to transition-metal levels...
July 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694806/a-bivalent-anthrax-plague-vaccine-that-can-protect-against-two-tier-1-bioterror-pathogens-bacillus-anthracis-and-yersinia-pestis
#18
Pan Tao, Marthandan Mahalingam, Jingen Zhu, Mahtab Moayeri, Michelle L Kirtley, Eric C Fitts, Jourdan A Andersson, William S Lawrence, Stephen H Leppla, Ashok K Chopra, Venigalla B Rao
Bioterrorism remains as one of the biggest challenges to global security and public health. Since the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001 in the United States, Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, the causative agents of anthrax and plague, respectively, gained notoriety and were listed by the CDC as Tier-1 biothreat agents. Currently, there is no Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine against either of these threats for mass vaccination to protect general public, let alone a bivalent vaccine. Here, we report the development of a single recombinant vaccine, a triple antigen consisting of all three target antigens, F1 and V from Y...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689782/the-microbiota-and-autoimmunity-their-role-in-thyroid-autoimmune-diseases
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Hedda L Köhling, Sue F Plummer, Julian R Marchesi, Kelly S Davidge, Marian Ludgate
Since the 1970s, the role of infectious diseases in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) has been an object of intensive research. The last decade has witnessed many studies on Yersinia enterocolitica, Helicobacter pylori and other bacterial organisms and their potential impact on GD. Retrospective, prospective and molecular binding studies have been performed with contrary outcomes. Until now it is not clear whether bacterial infections can trigger autoimmune thyroid disease. Common risk factors for GD (gender, smoking, stress, and pregnancy) reveal profound changes in the bacterial communities of the gut compared to that of healthy controls but a pathogenetic link between GD and dysbiosis has not yet been fully elucidated...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680860/host-iron-nutritional-immunity-induced-by-a-live-yersinia-pestis-vaccine-strain-is-associated-with-immediate-protection-against-plague
#20
Ayelet Zauberman, Yaron Vagima, Avital Tidhar, Moshe Aftalion, David Gur, Shahar Rotem, Theodor Chitlaru, Yinon Levy, Emanuelle Mamroud
Prompt and effective elicitation of protective immunity is highly relevant for cases of rapidly deteriorating fatal diseases, such as plague, which is caused by Yersinia pestis. Here, we assessed the potential of a live vaccine to induce rapid protection against this infection. We demonstrated that the Y. pestis EV76 live vaccine protected mice against an immediate lethal challenge, limiting the multiplication of the virulent pathogen and its dissemination into circulation. Ex vivo analysis of Y. pestis growth in serum derived from EV76-immunized mice revealed that an antibacterial activity was produced rapidly...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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