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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235077/luxcde-luxab-based-promoter-reporter-system-to-monitor-the-yersinia-enterocolitica-o-3-gene-expression-in-vivo
#1
Elif Bozcal, Melih Dagdeviren, Atac Uzel, Mikael Skurnik
It is crucial to understand the in vitro and in vivo regulation of the virulence factor genes of bacterial pathogens. In this study, we describe the construction of a versatile reporter system for Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 (YeO3) based on the luxCDABE operon. In strain YeO3-luxCDE we integrated the luciferase substrate biosynthetic genes, luxCDE, into the genome of the bacterium so that the substrate is constitutively produced. The luxAB genes that encode the luciferase enzyme were cloned into a suicide vector to allow cloning of any promoter-containing fragment upstream the genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233511/environmental-microbial-forensics-and-archaeology-of-past-pandemics
#2
Antonio Fornaciari
The development of paleomicrobiology with new molecular techniques such as metagenomics is revolutionizing our knowledge of microbial evolution in human history. The study of microbial agents that are concomitantly active in the same biological environment makes it possible to obtain a picture of the complex interrelations among the different pathogens and gives us the perspective to understand the microecosystem of ancient times. This research acts as a bridge between disciplines such as archaeology, biology, and medicine, and the development of paleomicrobiology forces archaeology to broaden and update its methods...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230982/synthesis-of-%C3%AE-1-2-linked-6-deoxy-l-altropyranose-oligosaccharides-via-gold-i-catalyzed-glycosylation-of-a-ortho-hexynylbenzoate-donor
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Zhengnan Shen, Hani Mobarak, Wei Li, Göran Widmalm, Biao Yu
The β-(1-2)-linked 6-deoxy-L-altropyranose di- to penta-saccharides 2-5, relevant to the O-antigen of the infectious Yersinia enterocolitica O:3, were synthesized for the first time. The challenging 1,2-cis-altropyranosyl linkage was assembled effectively via glycosylation with 2-O-benzyl-3,4-di-O-benzoyl-6-deoxy-L-altropyranosyl ortho-hexynylbenzoate (7) under the catalysis of PPh3AuNTf2. NMR and molecular modeling studies showed that the pentasaccharide (5) adopted a left-handed helical conformation.
February 23, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230560/yersinia-enterocolitica-ileitis-mimicking-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
#4
Roberta Naddei, Massimo Martinelli, Caterina Strisciuglio, Maria DʼArmiento, Adriana Vollaro, Annamaria Staiano, Erasmo Miele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224999/allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-is-a-regulator-of-transcytosis-in-m-cells
#5
Sari Kishikawa, Shintaro Sato, Satoshi Kaneto, Shigeo Uchino, Shinichi Kohsaka, Seiji Nakamura, Hiroshi Kiyono
M cells in follicle-associated epithelium (FAE) are specialized antigen-sampling cells that take up intestinal luminal antigens. Transcription factor Spi-B regulates M-cell maturation, but the molecules that promote transcytosis within M cells are not fully identified. Here we show that mouse allograft inflammatory factor 1 (Aif1) is expressed by M cells and contributes to M-cell transcytosis. FAE in Aif1(-/-) mice has suppressed uptake of particles and commensal bacteria, compared with wild-type mice. Translocation of Yersinia enterocolitica, but not of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, leading to the generation of antigen-specific IgA antibodies, is also diminished in Aif1-deficient mice...
February 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223382/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-omadacycline-against-two-biothreat-pathogens-bacillus-anthracis-and-yersinia-pestis
#6
Judith Steenbergen, S Ken Tanaka, Lynda L Miller, Stephanie A Halasohoris, Jeremy R Hershfield
Introduction: The in vitro activity and in vivo efficacy of omadacycline (OMC) were evaluated against the causative pathogens of anthrax and plague, Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, respectively.Methods: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of OMC were determined by microbroth dilution according to CLSI guidelines for 30 isolates each of Y. pestis and B. anthracis The in vivo efficacy of omadacycline was studied at a range of dosages in both a post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) murine model of anthrax and plague as well as in a delayed treatment model of inhalational anthrax...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222842/antimicrobial-use-for-and-resistance-of-zoonotic-bacteria-recovered-from-nonhuman-primates
#7
Jeffrey Kim, Dondrae J Coble, Gregory W Salyards, Julie K Bower, William J Rinaldi, Gail B Plauche, Gregory G Habing
As a growing threat to human and animal health, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a central public-health topic. Largescale surveillance systems, such as the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), are now established to monitor and provide guidance regarding AMR, but comprehensive literature on AMR among NHP is sparse. This study provides data regarding current antimicrobial use strategies and the prevalence of AMR in zoonotic bacteria recovered from NHP within biomedical research institutions...
February 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221975/fate-of-listeria-monocytogenes-pathogenic-yersinia-enterocolitica-and-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-gfp-in-ready-to-eat-salad-during-cold-storage-what-is-the-risk-to-consumers
#8
Karin Söderqvist, Susanne Thisted Lambertz, Ivar Vågsholm, Lise-Lotte Fernström, Beatrix Alsanius, Lars Mogren, Sofia Boqvist
In this study, we investigated the fate of Listeria monocytogenes , pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica , and Escherichia coli O157:H7 gfp(+) inoculated in low numbers into ready-to-eat baby spinach and mixed-ingredient salad (baby spinach with chicken meat). Samples were stored at recommended maximum refrigerator temperature (8°C in Sweden) or at an abuse temperature (15°C) for up to 7 days. Mixed-ingredient salad supported considerable growth when stored at 15°C during shelf life (3 days), with populations of L...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221856/enumeration-and-identification-of-coliform-bacteria-injured-by-chlorine-or-fungicide-mixed-with-agricultural-water
#9
Hidemi Izumi, Yuji Nakata, Ayano Inoue
Chemical sanitizers may induce no injury (bacteria survive), sublethal injury (bacteria are injured), or lethal injury (bacteria die). The proportion of coliform bacteria that were injured sublethally by chlorine and fungicide mixed with agricultural water (pond water), which was used to dilute the pesticide solution, was evaluated using the thin agar layer (TAL) method. In pure cultures of Enterobacter cloacae , Escherichia coli , and E. coli O157:H7 (representing a human pathogen), the percentage of chlorine-injured cells was 69 to 77% for dilute electrolyzed water containing an available chlorine level of 2 ppm...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221119/pneumonic-plague-transmission-moramanga-madagascar-2015
#10
Beza Ramasindrazana, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Jean Marius Rakotondramanga, Dawn N Birdsell, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Minoarisoa Rajerison
During a pneumonic plague outbreak in Moramanga, Madagascar, we identified 4 confirmed, 1 presumptive, and 9 suspected plague case-patients. Human-to-human transmission among close contacts was high (reproductive number 1.44) and the case fatality rate was 71%. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the Yersinia pestis isolates belonged to group q3, different from the previous outbreak.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220110/inhaled-liposomal-ciprofloxacin-protects-against-a-lethal-infection-in-a-murine-model-of-pneumonic-plague
#11
Karleigh A Hamblin, Stuart J Armstrong, Kay B Barnes, Carwyn Davies, Thomas Laws, James D Blanchard, Sarah V Harding, Helen S Atkins
Inhalation of Yersinia pestis can lead to pneumonic plague, which without treatment is inevitably fatal. Two novel formulations of liposome-encapsulated ciprofloxacin, 'ciprofloxacin for inhalation' (CFI, Lipoquin(®)) and 'dual release ciprofloxacin for inhalation' (DRCFI, Pulmaquin(®)) containing CFI and ciprofloxacin solution, are in development. These were evaluated as potential therapies for infection with Y. pestis. In a murine model of pneumonic plague, human-like doses of aerosolized CFI, aerosolized DRCFI or intraperitoneal (i...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219158/-experimental-observation-on-the-histopathological-and-ultrastructural-pathology-of-great-gerbils-rhombomys-opimus-in-the-junggar-basin-by-subcutaneous-injecting-of-yersinia-pestis
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B Li, Rehemu Azhati, W W Meng, T Luo, B Li, Maituohuti Abulimiti, X H Wang, X Dai, Y J Zhang
Objective: To understand the histopathological and ultrastructural pathology changes of great gerbils in the Junggar Basin to Yersinia pestis infection. Methods: Forty captured great gerbils from the Junggar Basin that tested negative for anti-F1 antibodies were infected. The Y. pestis strain 2504, isolated from a live great gerbil in the natural plague foci of the Junggar Basin in 2005 with a median lethal dose (LD(50)) of <10 CFU/ml, was used in this study. Forty great gerbils were divided into seven infection groups and were subcutaneously infected with 7...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217742/piericidin-a1-blocks-yersinia-ysc-type-iii-secretion-system-needle-assembly
#13
Jessica M Morgan, Miles C Duncan, Kevin S Johnson, Andreas Diepold, Hanh Lam, Allison J Dupzyk, Lexi R Martin, Weng Ruh Wong, Judith P Armitage, Roger G Linington, Victoria Auerbuch
The type III secretion system (T3SS) is a bacterial virulence factor expressed by dozens of Gram-negative pathogens but largely absent from commensals. The T3SS is an attractive target for antimicrobial agents that may disarm pathogenic bacteria while leaving commensal populations intact. We previously identified piericidin A1 as an inhibitor of the Ysc T3SS in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Piericidins were first discovered as inhibitors of complex I of the electron transport chain in mitochondria and some bacteria...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213039/control-of-human-pathogenic-yersinia-enterocolitica-in-minced-meat-comparative-analysis-of-different-interventions-using-a-risk-assessment-approach
#14
I Van Damme, L De Zutter, L Jacxsens, M J Nauta
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different processing scenarios along the farm-to-fork chain on the contamination of minced pork with human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica. A modular process risk model (MPRM) was used to perform the assessment of the concentrations of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in minced meat produced in industrial meat processing plants. The model described the production of minced pork starting from the contamination of pig carcasses with pathogenic Y. enterocolitica just before chilling...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207901/yope-specific-cd8-t-cells-provide-protection-against-systemic-and-mucosal-yersinia-pseudotuberculosis-infection
#15
Norberto González-Juarbe, Haiqian Shen, Molly A Bergman, Carlos J Orihuela, Peter H Dube
Prior studies indicated that CD8+ T cells responding to a surrogate single antigen expressed by Y. pseudotuberculosis, ovalbumin, were insufficient to protect against yersiniosis. Herein we tested the hypothesis that CD8+ T cells reactive to the natural Yersinia antigen YopE would be more effective at providing mucosal protection. We first confirmed that immunization with the attenuated ksgA- strain of Y. pseudotuberculosis generated YopE-specific CD8+ T cells. These T cells were protective against challenge with virulent Listeria monocytogenes expressing secreted YopE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196868/an-interaction-between-the-inner-rod-protein-ysci-and-the-needle-protein-yscf-is-required-to-assemble-the-needle-structure-of-the-yersinia-type-three-secretion-system
#16
Shi-Yang Cao, Wan-Bin Liu, Ya-Fang Tan, Hui-Ying Yang, Ting-Ting Zhang, Tong Wang, Xiao-Yi Wang, Ya-Jun Song, Rui-Fu Yang, Zong-Min Du
The type III secretion system is a highly conserved virulence mechanism that is widely distributed in Gram-negative bacteria. It has a syringe-like structure composed of a multi-ring basal body that spans the bacterial envelope, and a projecting needle that delivers virulence effectors into host cells. Here, we showed that the Yersinia inner rod protein YscI directly interacts with the needle protein YscF inside the bacterial cells, and that this interaction depends on amino acid residues 83-102 in the carboxyl-terminus of YscI...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193861/galectin-3-directs-antimicrobial-guanylate-binding-proteins-to-vacuoles-furnished-with-bacterial-secretion-systems
#17
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/28186144/engineering-the-residual-side-chains-of-hap-phytases-to-improve-their-pepsin-resistance-and-catalytic-efficiency
#18
Canfang Niu, Peilong Yang, Huiying Luo, Huoqing Huang, Yaru Wang, Bin Yao
Strong resistance to proteolytic attack is important for feed enzymes. Here, we selected three predicted pepsin cleavage sites, L99, L162, and E230 (numbering from the initiator M of premature proteins), in pepsin-sensitive HAP phytases YkAPPA from Yersinia kristensenii and YeAPPA from Y. enterocolitica, which corresponded to L99, V162, and D230 in pepsin-resistant YrAPPA from Y. rohdei. We constructed mutants with different side chain structures at these sites using site-directed mutagenesis and produced all enzymes in Escherichia coli for catalytic and biochemical characterization...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173076/genomic-insights-into-a-sustained-national-outbreak-of-yersinia-pseudotuberculosis
#19
Deborah A Williamson, Sarah L Baines, Glen P Carter, Anders Gonçalves da Silva, Xiaoyun Ren, Jill Sherwood, Muriel Dufour, Mark B Schultz, Nigel P French, Torsten Seemann, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167671/defining-the-ail-ligand-binding-surface-hydrophobic-residues-in-two-extracellular-loops-mediate-cell-and-extracellular-matrix-binding-to-facilitate-yop-delivery
#20
Tiffany M Tsang, Jeffrey S Wiese, Jamal A Alhabeil, Lisa D Usselman, Joshua J Thomson, Rafla Matti, Malte Kronshage, Natalie Maricic, Shanedah Williams, Naama H Sleiman, Suleyman Felek, Eric S Krukonis
Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, binds host cells to deliver cytotoxic Yop proteins into the cytoplasm that prevent phagocytosis and generation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Ail is an eight-stranded β-barrel outer membrane protein with four extracellular loops that mediates cell binding and resistance to human serum. Following deletion of each of the four extracellular loops that potentially interact with host cells, the Ail-Δloop 2 and Ail-Δloop 3 mutants had no cell binding activity while Ail-Δloop 4 maintained cell binding (the Ail-Δloop 1 protein was unstable)...
February 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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