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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535612/efficient-whole-cell-biocatalyst-for-2-3-butanediol-acetoin-production-with-nadh-nad-regeneration-system-in-engineered-serratia-marcescens
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Rao Ben, Truong Ngoc Tu, Fan Ji Ying, Sun Jian An, Yaling Shen
Serratia marcescens is reported to possess the potential for industrial 2,3-butanediol or acetoin production by fermentation. But 2,3-butanediol or acetoin are always co-produced and this may make purification process difficult. So biocatalytic technologies may be the appropriate production methods. In this study, we developed an auto-inducing expression system based on pET system and swr quorum sensing system by using S. marcescens. By using this system, S. marcescens could be engineered as whole-cell biocatalyst to obtain 2,3-butanediol or acetoin...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533181/comparative-genome-analysis-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-gb-lp3-provides-candidates-of-survival-related-genetic-factors
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Soomin Jeon, Jaehoon Jung, Kwondo Kim, DongAhn Yoo, Chanho Lee, Jungsun Kang, Kyungjin Cho, Dae-Kyung Kang, Woori Kwak, Sook Hee Yoon, Heebal Kim, Seoae Cho
Lactobacillus plantarum is found in various environmental niches such as in the gastrointestinal tract of an animal host or a fermented food. This species isolated from a certain environment is known to possess a variety of properties according to inhabited environment's adaptation. However, a causal relationship of a genetic factor and phenotype affected by a specific environment has not been systematically comprehended. L. plantarum GB-LP3 strain was isolated from Korean traditional fermented vegetable and the whole genome of GB-LP3 was sequenced...
May 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530651/surface-attached-molecules-control-staphylococcus-aureus-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-development
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Minyoung Kevin Kim, Aishan Zhao, Ashley Wang, Zachary Z Brown, Tom W Muir, Howard A Stone, Bonnie L Bassler
Bacteria use a process called quorum sensing to communicate and orchestrate collective behaviours, including virulence factor secretion and biofilm formation. Quorum sensing relies on the production, release, accumulation and population-wide detection of signal molecules called autoinducers. Here, we develop concepts to coat surfaces with quorum-sensing-manipulation molecules as a method to control collective behaviours. We probe this strategy using Staphylococcus aureus. Pro- and anti-quorum-sensing molecules can be covalently attached to surfaces using click chemistry, where they retain their abilities to influence bacterial behaviours...
May 22, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530166/quorum-sensing-and-rsam-regulons-of-the-rice-pathogen-pseudomonas-fuscovaginae
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Gordana Uzelac, Hitendra Kumar Patel, Giulia Devescovi, Danilo Licastro, Vittorio Venturi
Pseudomonas fuscovaginae (Pfv) is an emerging plant pathogen causing sheath brown rot in rice, as well as diseases in other gramineae food crops including maize, sorghum and wheat. Pfv possesses two conserved N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) quorum sensing (QS) systems called PfvI/R and PfsI/R, which are repressed by RsaL and RsaM, respectively. The two systems are not hierarchically organized and are involved in plant virulence. In this study the AHL QS PfsI/R, PfvI/R and RsaM regulons were determined by transcriptomic analysis...
May 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528645/bacterial-haemoprotein-sensors-of-no-h-nox-and-nosp
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Bezalel Bacon, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth Boon
Low concentrations of nitric oxide (NO) modulate varied behaviours in bacteria including biofilm dispersal and quorum sensing-dependent light production. H-NOX (haem-nitric oxide/oxygen binding) is a haem-bound protein domain that has been shown to be involved in mediating these bacterial responses to NO in several organisms. However, many bacteria that respond to nanomolar concentrations of NO do not contain an annotated H-NOX domain. Nitric oxide sensing protein (NosP), a newly discovered bacterial NO-sensing haemoprotein, may fill this role...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527130/pulse-generation-in-the-quorum-machinery-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Cicik Alfiniyah, Martin A Bees, A Jamie Wood
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium that is responsible for a wide range of infections in humans. Colonies employ quorum sensing (QS) to coordinate gene expression, including for virulence factors, swarming motility and complex social traits. The QS signalling system of P. aeruginosa is known to involve multiple control components, notably the las, rhl and pqs systems. In this paper, we examine the las system and, in particular, the repressive interaction of rsaL, an embedded small regulative protein, employing recent biochemical information to aid model construction...
May 19, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526369/quorum-sensing-modulators-exhibit-cytotoxicity-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-cells-and-interfere-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Natarajan Nandakumar, Rambabu Dandela, Jacob Gopas, Michael M Meijler
In recent years it has become evident that bacteria can modulate signaling pathways in host cells through the secretion of small signaling molecules. We have evaluated the cytotoxic effects and NF-κB inhibitory activities of a panel of quorum sensing molecules and their reactive analogs on Hodgkin's lymphoma cells (L428). We found that several molecules inhibited NF-κB signaling in a dose dependent manner. Three inhibitors (ITC-12, ITC-Cl and Br-Furanone) showed 50% NF-κB inhibition at concentrations less than 10µM (4...
May 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515720/computational-exploration-of-putative-luxr-solos-in-archaea-and-their-functional-implications-in-quorum-sensing
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Akanksha Rajput, Manoj Kumar
LuxR solos are unexplored in Archaea, despite their vital role in the bacterial regulatory network. They assist bacteria in perceiving acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) and/or non-AHLs signaling molecules for establishing intraspecies, interspecies, and interkingdom communication. In this study, we explored the potential LuxR solos of Archaea from InterPro v62.0 meta-database employing taxonomic, probable function, distribution, and evolutionary aspects to decipher their role in quorum sensing (QS). Our bioinformatics analyses showed that putative LuxR solos of Archaea shared few conserved domains with bacterial LuxR despite having less similarity within proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515715/anti-biofilm-and-antivirulence-activities-of-metabolites-from-plectosphaerella-cucumerina-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Jinwei Zhou, Shiyuan Bi, Hongjuan Chen, Tongtong Chen, Rui Yang, Minghui Li, Yonghong Fu, Ai-Qun Jia
This study reported the efficacy of the metabolites of Plectosphaerella cucumerina, one phyllosphere fungus from Orychophragmus violaceus, against Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing (QS) and QS-regulated biofilms. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) extract from P. cucumerina against P. aeruginosa PAO1 was 1.25 mg mL(-1). At sub-MIC concentrations, P. cucumerina extract (0.25-1 mg mL(-1)) not only inhibited biofilm formation but also disrupted preformed biofilms of P. aeruginosa PAO1 without affecting its growth...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513746/structure-functionality-relationship-and-pharmacological-profiles-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-alkylquinolone-quorum-sensing-modulators
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Ahmed A M Kamal, Lucia Petrera, Jens Eberhard, Rolf W Hartmann
An important paradigm in anti-infective research is the antivirulence concept. Pathoblockers are compounds which disarm bacteria of their arsenal of virulence factors. PqsR is a transcriptional regulator controlling the production of such factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, most prominently pyocyanin. In this work, a series of tool compounds based on the structure of the natural ligand 2-heptyl-4-quinolone (HHQ) were used for probing the structure-functionality relationship. Four different profiles are identified namely agonists, antagonists, inverse agonists and biphasic modulators...
May 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512149/quorum-sensing-to-repress-virulence
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Annalisa M VanHook
A quorum-sensing system of an insect endosymbiont enables the bacterium to establish persistent infection by inhibiting the expression of virulence genes.
May 16, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510695/effects-of-an-autoinducer-analogue-on-antibiotic-tolerance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Takashi Amoh, Keiji Murakami, Reiko Kariyama, Kenji Hori, Darija Viducic, Katsuhiko Hirota, Jun Igarashi, Hiroaki Suga, Matthew R Parsek, Hiromi Kumon, Yoichiro Miyake
Objectives: Antibiotic tolerance causes chronic, refractory and persistent infections. In order to advance the development of a new type of drug for the treatment of infectious diseases, we herein investigated the effects of a newly synthesized analogue of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum-sensing autoinducer named AIA-1 ( a uto i nducer a nalogue) on antibiotic tolerance in P. aeruginosa . Methods: A P. aeruginosa luminescent strain derived from PAO1 was injected into neutropenic ICR mice and bioluminescence images were acquired for a period of time after treatments with antibiotics and AIA-1...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505794/how-to-desynchronize-quorum-sensing-networks
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Giovanni Russo
In this paper we investigate how so-called quorum-sensing networks can be desynchronized. Such networks, which arise in many important application fields, such as systems biology, are characterized by the fact that direct communication between network nodes is superimposed to communication with a shared, environmental variable. In particular, we provide a new sufficient condition ensuring that the trajectories of these quorum-sensing networks diverge from their synchronous evolution. Then, we apply our result to study two applications...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502180/metal-nanoparticle-growth-within-clay-polymer-nacre-inspired-materials-for-improved-catalysis-and-plasmonic-detection-in-complex-biofluids
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Eric H Hill, Christoph Hanske, Alexander Johnson, Luis Yate, Hans Jelitto, Gerold A Schneider, Luis M Liz-Marzán
Recent studies have shown that layered silicate clays can be used to form a nacre-like bioinspired layered structure with various polymer fillers, leading to composite films with good material strength, gas-barrier properties, and high loading capacity. We go one step further by in situ growing metal nanoparticles in nacre-like layered films based on layered silicate clays, which can be used for applications in plasmonic sensing and catalysis. The degree of anisotropy of the nanoparticles grown in the film can be controlled by adjusting the ratio of clay to polymer or gold to clay and reducing agent concentration, as well as silver overgrowth, which greatly enhances the surface enhanced Raman scattering activity of the composite...
May 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494244/quorum-sensing-attenuates-virulence-in-sodalis-praecaptivus
#15
Shinichiro Enomoto, Abhishek Chari, Adam Larsen Clayton, Colin Dale
Sodalis praecaptivus is a close relative and putative environmental progenitor of the widely distributed, insect-associated, Sodalis-allied symbionts. Here we show that mutant strains of S. praecaptivus that lack genetic components of a quorum-sensing (QS) apparatus have a rapid and potent killing phenotype following microinjection into an insect host. Transcriptomic and genetic analyses indicate that insect killing occurs as a consequence of virulence factors, including insecticidal toxins and enzymes that degrade the insect integument, which are normally repressed by QS at high infection densities...
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494233/don-t-bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you
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Rita V M Rio
Eukaryotic-bacterial symbioses are ubiquitous in nature. Pathogens and symbionts employ similar machinery, yet symbionts can minimize host damage. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Enomoto et al. (2017) demonstrate how quorum sensing regulates expression of virulence genes at appropriate times, thereby enabling symbiont retention throughout the host lifespan.
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494227/spontaneous-quorum-sensing-mutation-modulates-electroactivity-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pa14
#17
Carola Berger, Miriam A Rosenbaum
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is able to interact with the anode of a bioelectrochemical system through redox active phenazines. Earlier studies showed that this interaction is strain and carbon source dependent. With a spontaneously formed ΔlasR mutant of P. aeruginosa PA14 and the wildtype, we investigated the connection between the complex quorum sensing network and current production. Depending on the carbon source, phenazine production and subsequently current generation are effected differently in these two populations...
April 29, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487993/acinetobacter%C3%A2-baumannii-quorum-sensing-signalling-molecule-induces-the-expression-of-drug-resistance-genes
#18
Yi Dou, Fei Song, Feng Guo, Zengding Zhou, Cailian Zhu, Jun Xiang, Jingning Huan
Quorum-sensing signalling molecules such as N‑acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) enable certain Gram‑negative bacteria to respond to environmental changes through behaviours, such as biofilm formation and flagellar movement. The present study aimed to identify Acinetobacter baumannii AHLs and assess their influence on antibiotic resistance. A clinical isolate of A. baumannii strain S (AbS) was collected from the wound of a burn patient and high‑performance liquid chromatography and tandem quadrupole or quadrupole time‑of‑flight high‑resolution mass spectrometry was used to identify AbS AHLs...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487228/characterization-of-s-adenosylhomocysteine-methylthioadenosine-nucleosidase-on-secretion-of-ai-2-and-biofilm-formation-of-escherichia-coli
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Tian Han, Yanhua Li, Qiuli Shan, Wenjing Liang, Weiwei Hao, Yumei Li, Xiaojun Tan, Jinsong Gu
S-adenosylhomocysteine/Methylthioadenosine nucleosidase (SAHN E.C.3.2.2.9) does not exist in mammalian cells but is essential for methyl recycling in numerous bacterial and protozoan species. Inhibition of this enzyme could limit synthesis of autoinducers of bacterial quorum sensing (QS), and hence, causes reduction in biofilm formation and may attenuate virulence. In this study, sahn deletion mutant of E. coli MG1655, sahn-complemented strain, and SANH-overexpressing strain were established and used to identify the secretion of autoinducer-2 (AI-2) and biofilm formation...
May 6, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486805/isolated-reporter-bacteria-in-supramolecular-hydrogel-microwell-arrays
#20
Ping Li, Xiao-Qiu Dou, Chuanliang Feng, Mareike Müller, Matthew Wook Chang, Martin Frettlöh, Holger Schönherr
The combination of supramolecular hydrogels formed by low molecular weight gelator self-assembly via non-covalent interactions within a scaffold derived from polyethylene glycol (PEG) affords an interesting approach to immobilize fully functional, isolated reporter bacteria in novel microwell arrays. The PEG-based scaffold serves as a stabilizing element and provides physical support for the self-assembly of C2-phenyl-derived gelator on the micrometer scale. Supramolecular hydrogel microwell arrays with various shapes and sizes were used to isolate single or small numbers of Escherichia coli (E...
May 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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