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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225085/aidp-a-novel-n-acyl-homoserine-lactonase-gene-from-antarctic-planococcus-sp
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Wah Seng See-Too, Robson Ee, Yan-Lue Lim, Peter Convey, David A Pearce, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
Planococcus is a Gram-positive halotolerant bacterial genus in the phylum Firmicutes, commonly found in various habitats in Antarctica. Quorum quenching (QQ) is the disruption of bacterial cell-to-cell communication (known as quorum sensing), which has previously been described in mesophilic bacteria. This study demonstrated the QQ activity of a psychrotolerant strain, Planococcus versutus strain L10.15(T), isolated from a soil sample obtained near an elephant seal wallow in Antarctica. Whole genome analysis of this bacterial strain revealed the presence of an N-acyl homoserine lactonase, an enzyme that hydrolyzes the ester bond of the homoserine lactone of N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHLs)...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222489/characterization-of-a-novel-signal-transducer-element-intrinsic-to-class-iiia-b-adenylate-cyclases-and-guanylate-cyclases
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Miriam Ziegler, Jens Bassler, Stephanie Beltz, Anita Schultz, Andrei N Lupas, Joachim E Schultz
Adenylate cyclases (ACs) are signalling proteins that produce the second messenger cAMP. Class III ACs comprises four groups (class IIIa-d); of these, class IIIa and IIIb ACs have been identified in bacteria and eukaryotes. Many class IIIa ACs are anchored to membranes via hexahelical domains. In eukaryotic ACs, membrane anchors are well conserved, suggesting that this region possesses important functional characteristics that are as yet unknown. To address this question, we replaced the hexahelical membrane anchor of the mycobacterial AC Rv1625c by the hexahelical quorum-sensing receptor from Legionella, LqsS...
February 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221753/structure-activity-relationships-of-the-competence-stimulating-peptides-csps-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-reveal-motifs-critical-for-intra-group-and-cross-group-comd-receptor-activation
#3
Yifang Yang, Bimal Koirala, Lucia A Sanchez, Naiya R Phillips, Sally R Hamry, Yftah Tal-Gan
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a highly recombinogenic human pathogen that utilizes the competence stimulating peptide (CSP)-based quorum sensing (QS) circuitry to acquire antibiotic resistance genes from the environment and initiate its attack on the human host. Modulation of QS in this bacterium, either inhibition or activation, can therefore be used to attenuate S. pneumoniae infectivity and slow down pneumococcal resistance development. In this study we set to determine the molecular mechanism that drives CSP:receptor binding and identify CSP-based QS modulators with distinct activity profiles...
February 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220296/cross-species-communication-in-bacterial-world
#4
REVIEW
Sarangam Majumdar, Sukla Pal
Biofilms are the compact association of micro organisms and the communication processes in these biofilms are always a wonder. Electrical and chemical signaling mechanism are the key to understand the bacterial communication network. Quorum sensing so far has been able to explain the coordinated motion of bacteria through its chemical signaling mechanism. Bacteria residing within biofilm communities are trivial to communicate. But the recent observation in 2017 by Humphries et al. has revealed that the ion channels enabled electrical signaling mechanism can be as powerful as to attract the distant cells i...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219890/local-tnfr1-signaling-licenses-murine-neutrophils-for-increased-tlr-dependent-cytokine-and-eicosanoid-production
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Jacques Deguine, Jessica Wei, Roman Barbalat, Karsten Gronert, Gregory M Barton
Neutrophils are generally the first immune cells recruited during the development of sterile or microbial inflammation. As these cells express many innate immune receptors with the potential to directly recognize microbial or endogenous signals, we set out to assess whether their functions are locally influenced by the signals present at the onset of inflammation. Using a mouse model of peritonitis, we demonstrate that neutrophils elicited in the presence of C-type lectin receptor ligands have an increased ability to produce cytokines, chemokines, and lipid mediators in response to subsequent TLR stimulation...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217110/intra-species-and-inter-kingdom-signaling-of-legionella-pneumophila
#6
REVIEW
Ramon Hochstrasser, Hubert Hilbi
The ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium Legionella pneumophila parasitizes environ mental amoebae and, upon inhalation, replicates in alveolar macrophages, thus causing a life-threatening pneumonia called "Legionnaires' disease." The opportunistic pathogen employs a bi-phasic life cycle, alternating between a replicative, non-virulent phase and a stationary, transmissive/virulent phase. L. pneumophila employs the Lqs (Legionella quorum sensing) system as a major regulator of the growth phase switch. The Lqs system comprises the autoinducer synthase LqsA, the homologous sensor kinases LqsS and LqsT, as well as a prototypic response regulator termed LqsR...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215328/characterization-and-applications-of-marine-microbial-enzymes-in-biotechnology-and-probiotics-for-animal-health
#7
T H Nguyen, V D Nguyen
Marine microorganisms have been recognized as potential sources of novel enzymes because they are relatively more stable than the corresponding enzymes derived from plants and animals. Enzymes from marine microorganisms also differ from homologous enzymes in terrestrial microorganisms based on salinity, pressure, temperature, and lighting conditions. Marine microbial enzymes can be used in diverse industrial applications. This chapter will focus on the biotechnological applications of marine enzymes and also their use as a tool of marine probiotics to improve host digestion (food digestion, food absorption, and mucus utilization) and cleave molecular signals involved in quorum sensing in pathogens to control disease in aquaculture...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212376/the-legionella-pneumophila-genome-evolved-to-accommodate-multiple-regulatory-mechanisms-controlled-by-the-csra-system
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Tobias Sahr, Christophe Rusniok, Francis Impens, Giulia Oliva, Odile Sismeiro, Jean-Yves Coppée, Carmen Buchrieser
The carbon storage regulator protein CsrA regulates cellular processes post-transcriptionally by binding to target-RNAs altering translation efficiency and/or their stability. Here we identified and analyzed the direct targets of CsrA in the human pathogen Legionella pneumophila. Genome wide transcriptome, proteome and RNA-Co-immunoprecipitaion followed by deep sequencing of a wild type and a csrA mutant strain identified 479 RNAs with potential CsrA interaction sites located in the untranslated and/or coding regions of mRNAs or of known non-coding sRNAs...
February 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197135/cloning-and-characterization-of-the-autoinducer-synthase-gene-from-lipid-degrading-bacterium-cedecea-neteri
#9
Kian-Hin Tan, Kah-Yan How, Jia-Yi Tan, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
The process of intercellular communication among bacteria, termed quorum sensing (QS), is mediated by small diffusible molecules known as the autoinducers. QS allows the population to react to the change of cell density in unison, in processes such as biofilm formation, plasmid conjugation, virulence, motility and root nodulation. In Gram-negative proteobacteria, N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) is the common "language" to coordinate gene expression. This signaling molecule is usually synthesized by LuxI-type proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195681/recent-advances-in-the-discovery-of-pqsd-inhibitors-as-antimicrobial-agents
#10
Shutao Ma, Ziteng Zhou
The treatment of the infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium, is very difficult. High intrinsic tolerance towards common antibiotics and the development of new resistant strains challenge us to find a new treatment as soon as possible. PqsD is an enzyme essential for Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing apparatus, which catalyzes the last and key step in the biosynthesis of HHQ that is a signal molecule of the P. aeruginosa quorum sensing system. In this review, following an outline on their structures, we present a brief introduction of the PqsD inhibitors including their mechanisms of action, inhibitory activity and structure-activity relationships...
February 14, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191902/dynamic-regulation-of-metabolic-flux-in-engineered-bacteria-using-a-pathway-independent-quorum-sensing-circuit
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Apoorv Gupta, Irene M Brockman Reizman, Christopher R Reisch, Kristala L J Prather
Metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce desirable products on an industrial scale can result in unbalanced cellular metabolic networks that reduce productivity and yield. Metabolic fluxes can be rebalanced using dynamic pathway regulation, but few broadly applicable tools are available to achieve this. We present a pathway-independent genetic control module that can be used to dynamically regulate the expression of target genes. We apply our module to identify the optimal point to redirect glycolytic flux into heterologous engineered pathways in Escherichia coli, resulting in titers of myo-inositol increased 5...
February 13, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188589/synergistic-activity-of-sub-inhibitory-concentrations-of-curcumin-with-ceftazidime-and-ciprofloxacin-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quorum-sensing-related-genes-and-virulence-traits
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Shekoufeh Roudashti, Habib Zeighami, Hesam Mirshahabi, Shahin Bahari, Ali Soltani, Fakhri Haghi
Quorum sensing (QS) system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa may be an important target for pharmacological intervention. The present study aimed to investigate the synergetic activity of sub-MIC concentrations of curcumin (C) with ceftazidime (CAZ) and ciprofloxacin (CIP) against P. aeroginusa QS system. We determined the MIC and synergistic activity of C, CAZ and CIP against P. aeroginusa PAO1 using broth microdilution and checkerboard titration methods. The activity of sub-MIC (1/4 and 1/16 MIC) concentrations of C on the QS signal molecules was assessed using a reporter strain assay...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186134/virulence-inhibitors-from-brazilian-peppertree-block-quorum-sensing-and-abate-dermonecrosis-in-skin-infection-models
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Amelia Muhs, James T Lyles, Corey P Parlet, Kate Nelson, Jeffery S Kavanaugh, Alexander R Horswill, Cassandra L Quave
Widespread antibiotic resistance is on the rise and current therapies are becoming increasingly limited in both scope and efficacy. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) represents a major contributor to this trend. Quorum sensing controlled virulence factors include secreted toxins responsible for extensive damage to host tissues and evasion of the immune system response; they are major contributors to morbidity and mortality. Investigation of botanical folk medicines for wounds and infections led us to study Schinus terebinthifolia (Brazilian Peppertree) as a potential source of virulence inhibitors...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182543/an-effective-application-of-bacteria-quorum-sensing-and-circular-elimination-in-mopso
#14
Shan Cheng, Long-Long Zhao, Xiao-Yu Jiang
In this paper, an approach that incorporates a turbulence mechanism and a circular elimination strategy is presented to strengthen the performance of multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO). For convergence enhancement, the turbulence mechanism derived from bacteria quorum sensing behavior is introduced to MOPSO to preserve the swarm diversity. Meanwhile, the circular elimination strategy is used to select particles for next iteration for better distribution of the Pareto-optimal solutions. The improved MOPSO algorithm has been tested on a set of benchmark functions and compared with representative multi-objective optimization algorithms...
January 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181594/erratum-biogenic-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanostructures-from-nigella-sativa-seed-prospective-role-as-food-packaging-material-inhibiting-broad-spectrum-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm
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Nasser A Al-Shabib, Fohad Mabood Husain, Faheem Ahmed, Rais Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Edreese Alsharaeh, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Mohammad Yusuf, Iftekhar Hassan, Javed Masood Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Ali Alsalme, Mohamed F Al-Ajmi, Vadim V Tarasov, Gjumrakch Aliev
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February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164039/quorum-sensing-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-sdia-suppresses-escherichia-coli-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-conjugation-through-inhibiting-trai-expression
#16
Yang Lu, Jianming Zeng, Binning Wu, Shunmei E, Lina Wang, Renxin Cai, Ni Zhang, Youqiang Li, Xianzhang Huang, Bin Huang, Cha Chen
Conjugation is a key mechanism for horizontal gene transfer and plays an important role in bacterial evolution, especially with respect to antibiotic resistance. However, little is known about the role of donor and recipient cells in regulation of conjugation. Here, using an Escherichia coli (SM10λπ)-Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO1) conjugation model, we demonstrated that deficiency of lasI/rhlI, genes associated with generation of the quorum sensing signals N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) in PAO1, or deletion of the AHLs receptor SdiA in the donor SM10λπ both facilitated conjugation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163702/the-social-life-of-aeromonas-through-biofilm-and-quorum-sensing-systems
#17
REVIEW
Emilie Talagrand-Reboul, Estelle Jumas-Bilak, Brigitte Lamy
Bacteria of the genus Aeromonas display multicellular behaviors herein referred to as "social life". Since the 1990s, interest has grown in cell-to-cell communication through quorum sensing signals and biofilm formation. As they are interconnected, these two self-organizing systems deserve to be considered together for a fresh perspective on the natural history and lifestyles of aeromonads. In this review, we focus on the multicellular behaviors of Aeromonas, i.e., its social life. First, we review and discuss the available knowledge at the molecular and cellular levels for biofilm and quorum sensing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149169/anti-quorum-sensing-and-anti-biofilm-activity-of-amomum-tsaoko-amommum-tsao-ko-crevost-et-lemarie-on-foodborne-pathogens
#18
Md Ramim Tanver Rahman, Zaixiang Lou, Fuhao Yu, Peng Wang, Hongxin Wang
Cell-to-cell communication or quorum sensing (QS) leads to biofilm formation and causing other virulence factors which are extreme problems for food safety, biofilm related infectious diseases etc. This study evaluated the anti-QS activity of the Amomum tsaoko extract (0.5-4 mg/ml) by using Chromobacterium violaceum a biosensor strain and biofilm formation by crystal violate assay. Experimental results demonstrated that the overall yield of Amomum tsao-ko extract was 11.33 ± 0.3% (w/w). MIC for Staphylococcus aureus (Gram positive), Salmonella Typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Gram negative) was 1, 2 and 2 mg/ml, respectively...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148985/multiplicity-of-quorum-quenching-enzymes-a-potential-mechanism-to-limit-quorum-sensing-bacterial-population
#19
Shikha Koul, Vipin Chandra Kalia
Bacteria express certain of their characteristics especially, pathogenicity factors at high cell densities. The process is termed as quorum sensing (QS). QS operates via signal molecules such as acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). Other bacteria inhibit QS through the inactivation of AHL signals by producing enzymes like AHL-lactonases and -acylases. Comparative genomic analysis has revealed the multiplicity of genes for AHL lactonases (up to 12 copies per genome) among Bacillus spp. and that of AHL-acylases (up to 5 copies per genome) among Pseudomonas spp...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144921/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-trueperella-pyogenes-reveals-a-novel-antimicrobial-strategy
#20
Kelei Zhao, Wujiao Li, Ting Huang, Xuhao Song, Xiuyue Zhang, Bisong Yue
Trueperella pyogenes is a prevalent opportunistic bacterium that normally causes diverse suppurative lesions, endometritis and pneumonia in various economically important animals. Although the genomic information of this species has been announced, little is known about its functional profiles. In this study, by performing a comparative transcriptome analysis between the highly and moderately virulent T. pyogenes isolates, we found the expression of a LuxR-type DNA-binding response regulator, PloR, was significantly up-regulated in the highly virulent T...
January 31, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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