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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820325/small-alarmone-synthetases-as-novel-bacterial-rna-binding-proteins
#1
Vasili Hauryliuk, Gemma C Atkinson
The alarmone nucleotides guanosine pentaphosphate (pppGpp) and tetraphosphate (ppGpp), collectively referred to as (p)ppGpp, are key regulators of bacterial growth, stress adaptation, antibiotic tolerance and pathogenicity. We have recently shown that the Small Alarmone Synthetase (SAS) RelQ from the Gram-positive pathogen Enterococcus faecalis has an RNA-binding activity (Beljantseva et al. 2017). RelQ's activities as an enzyme and as a RNA-binding protein are mutually incompatible: binding of single-stranded RNA potently inhibits (p)ppGpp synthesis in a sequence-specific manner, and RelQ's enzymatic activity destabilizes the RNA:RelQ complex...
August 18, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819794/in-vitro-selection-and-identification-of-potential-probiotics-isolated-from-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#2
Rasha M Reda, Khaled M Selim, Hassanin M El-Sayed, M A El-Hady
Fish gut bacteria can be used as probiotics for aquaculture. The aim of this study is to screen and identify beneficial probiotic bacteria from the gut of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Nine out of one hundred thirty-five isolates were non-pathogenic through intraperitoneal injection and had antibacterial activities with at least a strain from the five isolated fish pathogens, Aeromonas sobria, Aeromonas hydrophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas putida, and Staphylococcus aureus. Further tests showed that such isolates can survive in the presence of high bile concentration (10%) and at different acidic pH values...
August 17, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816527/use-of-whey-as-a-culture-medium-for-bacillus-clausii-for-the-production-of-protein-hydrolysates-with-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activity
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Jesús J Rochín-Medina, Hilda K Ramírez-Medina, Jesús G Rangel-Peraza, Karen V Pineda-Hidalgo, Pablo Iribe-Arellano
The use of whey as a natural culture medium to produce hydrolysates with antimicrobial from Bacillus clausii is the objective of this research. The fermentation process was carried out at 25 ℃ for five days, where proteolytic activity, soluble peptides quantification, and antimicrobial activity using the disc diffusion method were determined every day. The fermented whey reached values ​​of proteolytic activity between 90 and 260 U ml(-1) and a production of soluble peptides between 100 and 2070 µg ml(-1)...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815239/-elimination-of-entercoccus-faecalis-with-different-disinfection-methods-in-root-canals-in-vitro
#4
Chu-Wen Sun, Ya-Qin Zhu
PURPOSE: To compare the elimination effect against E.faecalis in root canals with different methods. METHODS: Fifty extracted premolars with single root canal were selected. After cleaning and autoclaving, they were contaminated by E.faecalis and incubated for 28 days as models. Then the models were randomly and equally divided into 5 groups and treated as below: specimens in group A were treated with saline irrigation, specimens in group B were treated with 3% NaClO irrigation (as positive control), specimens in group C were treated with PUI, specimens in group D were treated with diode laser radiation, specimens in group E were treated with combination of PUI and diode laser radiation...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813014/antibacterial-properties-of-nonwoven-wound-dressings-coated-with-manuka-honey-or-methylglyoxal
#5
Sophie E L Bulman, Giuseppe Tronci, Parikshit Goswami, Chris Carr, Stephen J Russell
Manuka honey (MH) is used as an antibacterial agent in bioactive wound dressings via direct impregnation onto a suitable substrate. MH provides unique antibacterial activity when compared with conventional honeys, owing partly to one of its constituents, methylglyoxal (MGO). Aiming to investigate an antibiotic-free antimicrobial strategy, we studied the antibacterial activity of both MH and MGO (at equivalent MGO concentrations) when applied as a physical coating to a nonwoven fabric wound dressing. When physically coated on to a cellulosic hydroentangled nonwoven fabric, it was found that concentrations of 0...
August 16, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811611/the-antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-six-essential-oils-and-their-cyto-genotoxicity-to-human-hel-12469-cells
#6
Andrea Puškárová, Mária Bučková, Lucia Kraková, Domenico Pangallo, Katarína Kozics
Six essential oils (from oregano, thyme, clove, lavender, clary sage, and arborvitae) exhibited different antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antimicrobial activity was shown against pathogenic (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Yersinia enterocolitica, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Enterococcus faecalis) and environmental bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Arthrobacter protophormiae, Pseudomonas fragi) and fungi (Chaetomium globosum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Cladosporium cladosporoides, Alternaria alternata, and Aspergillus fumigatus)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810849/in-vitro-antiplasmodial-activity-and-prophylactic-potentials-of-extract-and-fractions-of-trema-orientalis-linn-stem-bark
#7
John Oludele Olanlokun, Oluwole Moses David, Anthony Jide Afolayan
BACKGROUND: Trema orientalis (T. orientalis Linn) has been used in the management of malaria in the western part of Nigeria and despite its application in ethnomedicine, there is dearth of scientific evidence to justify the acclaimed prophylactic antimalarial usage of the plant. The aim of this study is to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial cell-free assay and chemopreventive efficacy of the methanol extract of the stem bark of T. orientalis and its fractions as a prophylactic regimen for malaria prevention...
August 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810329/-distribution-and-drug-resistance-of-pathogens-at-hematology-department-of-jiangsu-province-from-2014-to-2015-results-from-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Y K Wan, W Sang, B Chen, Y G Yang, L Q Zhang, A N Sun, Y J Liu, Y Xu, Y P Cai, C B Wang, Y F Shen, Y W Jiang, X Y Zhang, W Xu, M Hong, T Chen, R R Xu, F Li, Y L Xu, Y Xue, Y L Lu, Z M He, W M Dong, Z Chen, M H Ji, Y Y Yang, L J Zhai, Y Zhao, G Q Wu, J H Ding, J Cheng, W B Cai, Y M Sun, J Ouyang
Objective: To describe the distribution and drug resistance of pathogens at hematology department of Jiangsu Province from 2014 to 2015 to provide reference for empirical anti-infection treatment. Methods: Pathogens were from hematology department of 26 tertiary hospitals in Jiangsu Province from 2014 to 2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was carried out according to a unified protocol using Kirby-Bauer method or agar dilution method. Collection of drug susceptibility results and corresponding patient data were analyzed...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808126/growth-and-stress-induced-pasta-kinase-phosphorylation-in-enterococcus-faecalis
#9
Benjamin D Labbe, Christopher J Kristich
Transmembrane Ser/Thr kinases containing extracellular PASTA domains are ubiquitous among Actinobacteria and Firmicutes. Such PASTA kinases regulate critical processes including antibiotic resistance, cell division, toxin production, virulence, and are essential for viability in certain organisms. Based on in vitro studies with purified extra- and intracellular fragments of PASTA kinases, a model for signaling has been proposed, in which the extracellular PASTA domains bind as-yet-undefined ligands - typically thought to be peptidoglycan, or fragments thereof - to drive kinase dimerization, which leads to enhanced kinase autophosphorylation and enhanced phosphorylation of substrates...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803189/efficacy-of-radiant-catalytic-ionization-to-reduce-bacterial-populations-in-air-and-on-different-surfaces
#10
Krzysztof Skowron, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Grzegorz Gryń, Mścisław Śrutek, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Air contamination by biological agents is often observed in medical or veterinary facilities and industrial plants. Bioaerosols may sediment and pose the surface contamination. Microorganisms present on them may become a source of infections among humans and food contamination. This study determined the use of oxidative gases, including ozone and peroxide, generated by the Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) cell for the inactivation of Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium sporogenes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenumon in air and on different surfaces...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800779/proinflammatory-mg-63-cells-response-infection-with-enterococcus-faecalis-cps2-evaluated-by-the-expression-of-tlr-2-il-1%C3%AE-and-inos-mrna
#11
Boy M Bachtiar, Endang W Bachtiar
OBJECTIVE: We have previously demonstrated that unencapsulated Enterococcus faecalis cps2 inhibits biofilm formation of Candida albicans, a fungus commonly found with E. faecalis in periapical lesion. In this study, we compared encapsulated and unencapsulated E. faecalis cps2 strains relationship with osteoblastic (MG-63) cells, whereas E. faecalis ATCC 29212 were used as a reference strain. RESULTS: The binding capacity of E. faecalis to MG-63 cells as shown by each tested strain was comparable, but the unencapsulated strain was less invasive compared to the encapsulated and the reference strains...
August 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799224/genomic-insights-into-the-pathogenicity-and-environmental-adaptability-of-enterococcus-hirae-r17-isolated-from-pork-offered-for-retail-sale
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Zixin Peng, Menghan Li, Wei Wang, Hongtao Liu, Séamus Fanning, Yujie Hu, Jianzhong Zhang, Fengqin Li
Genetic information about Enterococcus hirae is limited, a feature that has compromised our understanding of these clinically challenging bacteria. In this study, comparative analysis was performed of E. hirae R17, a daptomycin-resistant strain isolated from pork purchased from a retail market in Beijing, China, and three other enterococcal genomes (Enterococcus faecium DO, Enterococcus faecalis V583, and E. hirae ATCC(™) 9790). Some 1,412 genes were identified that represented the core genome together with an additional 139 genes that were specific to E...
August 10, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797773/methyl-propiolate-and-3-butynone-starting-points-for-synthesis-of-amphiphilic-1-2-3-triazole-peptidomimetics-for-antimicrobial-evaluation
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Thomas A Bakka, Morten B Strøm, Jeanette H Andersen, Odd R Gautun
A library of 29 small 1,4-substituted 1,2,3-triazoles was prepared for studies of antimicrobial activity. The pharmacophore model investigated with these substrates was based on small peptidomimetics of antimicrobial peptides and antimicrobials isolated from marine organisms from sub-arctic regions. Using methyl 1,2,3-triazole-carboxylates and 1,2,3-triazole methyl ketones prepared through "click" chemistry we were able to synthesize the different cationic amphiphiles through three steps or less. Several structural modifications to the lipopohilic side and hydrophilic sides of the amphiphiles were investigated and compared with regards to antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity in particular...
July 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797211/disulfide-bonds-a-key-modification-in-bacterial-extracytoplasmic-proteins
#14
S F Lee, L Davey
Disulfide bonds are a common posttranslational modification that contributes to the folding and stability of extracytoplasmic proteins. Almost all organisms, from eukaryotes to prokaryotes, have evolved enzymes to make and break these bonds. Accurate and efficient disulfide bond formation can be vital for protein function; therefore, the enzymes that catalyze disulfide bond formation are involved in multiple biological processes. Recent advances clearly show that oral bacteria also have the ability to from disulfide bonds, and this ability has an effect on a range of dental plaque-related phenotypes...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793333/media-from-macrophages-co-incubated-with-enterococcus-faecalis-induces-epithelial-cell-monolayer-reassembly-and-altered-cell-morphology
#15
Natalia Belogortseva, Monika Krezalek, Kristina Guyton, Christine Labno, Valeriy Poroyko, Olga Zaborina, John C Alverdy
Signal exchange between intestinal epithelial cells, microbes and local immune cells is an important mechanism of intestinal homeostasis. Given that intestinal macrophages are in close proximity to both the intestinal epithelium and the microbiota, their pathologic interactions may result in epithelial damage. The present study demonstrates that co-incubation of murine macrophages with E. faecalis strains producing gelatinase (GelE) and serine protease (SprE) leads to resultant condition media (CM) capable of inducing reassembly of primary colonic epithelial cell monolayers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791824/anti-enterococcal-activities-of-pentacyclic-triterpenes
#16
Dorota Wojnicz, Dorota Tichaczek-Goska, Kamila Korzekwa, Marta Kicia, Andrzej Hendrich
BACKGROUND: Asiatic (AA) and ursolic (UA) acids are widely studied phytochemicals, but their antimicrobial properties are still poorly understood. Therefore our research has focused on their activity against uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the influence of AA and UA on the growth, cell morphology, virulence factors and biofilm formation by E. faecalis strains. MATERIAL AND METHODS: AA and UA were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783535/the-individual-contribution-of-starter-and-non-starter-lactic-acid-bacteria-to-the-volatile-organic-compound-composition-of-caciocavallo-palermitano-cheese
#17
Valeria Guarrasi, Ciro Sannino, Marta Moschetti, Adriana Bonanno, Antonino Di Grigoli, Luca Settanni
The contribution of two starter (Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus) and nine non-starter (Enterococcus casselliflavus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus durans, Enterococcus gallinarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Pediococcus acidilactici and Pediococcus pentosaceus) species of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of Caciocavallo Palermitano cheese was investigated. The strains used in this study were isolated during the production/ripening of the stretched cheese and tested in a cheese-based medium (CBM)...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783248/coupling-metagenomics-with-cultivation-to-select-host-specific-probiotic-microorganisms-for-subtropical-aquaculture
#18
Jinming Cui, Minfeng Xiao, Mingzhu Liu, Zuowei Wang, Furong Liu, Liang Guo, Hailin Meng, Honggang Zhang, Jinfang Yang, Deng Deng, Shuangqiang Huang, Yingfei Ma, Chenli Liu
AIMS: To demonstrate a non-empirical workflow to select host-specific probiotics for aquaculture industry. METHODS AND RESULTS: By using both culture-dependent and -independent methods, we have systematically investigated, for the first time, the gut microbiota of twelve subtropical aquatic animal species. We found that the diversity, abundance, and distribution of gut microorganisms of these animals were host-specific, and that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were predominant among the indigenous probiotic microbes...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774859/conjugal-transfer-of-aac-6-ie-aph-2%C3%A2-ia-gene-from-native-species-and-mechanism-of-regulation-and-cross-resistance-in-enterococcus-faecalis-mcc3063-by-real-time-pcr
#19
G Jaimee, P M Halami
High level aminoglycoside resistance (HLAR) in the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) derived from food animals is detrimental. The aim of this study was to investigate the localization and conjugal transfer of aminoglycoside resistance genes, aac(6')Ie-aph(2″)Ia and aph(3')IIIa in different Enterococcus species. The cross resistance patterns in Enterococcus faecalis MCC3063 to clinically important aminoglycosides by real time PCR were also studied. Southern hybridization experiments revealed the presence of aac(6')Ie-aph(2(″))Ia and aph(3')IIIa genes conferring HLAR in high molecular weight plasmids except in Lactobacillus plantarum...
July 31, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772238/eco-friendly-fabrication-of-ag-nanostructures-using-the-seed-extract-of-pedalium-murex-an-ancient-indian-medicinal-plant-histopathological-effects-on-the-zika-virus-vector-aedes-aegypti-and-inhibition-of-biofilm-forming-pathogenic-bacteria
#20
Ramachandran Ishwarya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Ramasamy Anuradha, Ravichandran Rekha, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The control of Zika virus mosquito vectors and well as the development of drugs in the fight against biofilm-forming microbial pathogens, are timely and important challenges in current bionanoscience. Here we focused on the eco-friendly fabrication of Ag nanostructures using the seed extract of Pedalium murex, an ancient Indian medicinal plant. Initial confirmation of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) production was showed by a color change from transparent to dark brown. The UV-Visible spectrum (476nm), X-ray diffraction peaks (101, 200, 220 and 311) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy shed light on the production of green-capped AgNPs...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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