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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150769/changes-in-expression-of-the-membrane-receptors-cd14-mhc-ii-sr-a-and-tlr4-in-tissue-specific-monocytes-macrophages-following-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lps-stimulation
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Chunfang Wu, Chongwu Liu, Kai Luo, Yanfen Li, Jun Jiang, Fuhua Yan
The aim of the study was to provide a theoretical foundation for understanding the relationship between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases by examining the inflammatory effect of Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on monocytes/macrophages isolated from tissues distinct from the oral cavity in normal and hyperlipidemic New Zealand white rabbits. Macrophages were isolated from four separate tissues (mononuclear cells from blood, alveolar macrophages, peritoneal macrophages, and Kupffer cells) from both normal and hyperlipidemic New Zealand white rabbits...
November 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150723/a-grapevine-inducible-gene-vv-%C3%AE-gal-sip-confers-salt-and-desiccation-tolerance-in-escherichia-coli-and-tobacco-at-germinative-stage
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Samia Daldoul, Anis Ben Amar, Mahmoud Gargouri, Hajer Limam, Ahmed Mliki, Thierry Wetzel
Grapevine is an important fruit crop cultivated worldwide. Previously, we have reported the characterization of a salt stress-inducible gene Vv-α-gal/SIP isolated from the tolerant grapevine cultivar Razegui. In this study, we performed functional studies in both Escherichia coli and tobacco systems to gain more insights in the role of the Vv-α-gal/SIP gene. Our data revealed that the recombinant E. coli cells harboring the pET24b(+) expression vector with the Vv-α-gal/SIP showed higher tolerance to desiccation and salinity compared to E...
November 17, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150707/a-guard-killer-phage-cocktail-effectively-lyses-the-host-and-inhibits-the-development-of-phage-resistant-strains-of-escherichia-coli
#3
Ling Yu, Shuang Wang, Zhimin Guo, Hongtao Liu, Diangang Sun, Guangmou Yan, Dongliang Hu, Chongtao Du, Xin Feng, Wenyu Han, Jingmin Gu, Changjiang Sun, Liancheng Lei
In recent years, after the emergence of a large number of multidrug-resistant bacteria, phages and phage-associated products for the prevention and control of bacterial disease have revealed prominent advantages as compared with antibiotics. However, bacteria are susceptible to becoming phage-resistant, thus severely limiting the application of phage therapy. In this study, Escherichia coli cells were incubated with lytic bacteriophages to obtain mutants that were resistant to the lytic phages. Then, bacteriophages against the phage-resistant variants were isolated and subsequently mixed with the original lytic phage to prepare a novel phage cocktail for bactericidal use...
November 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150705/novel-polycondensed-biopolyamide-generated-from-biomass-derived-4-aminohydrocinnamic-acid
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Yukie Kawasaki, Nag Aniruddha, Hajime Minakawa, Shunsuke Masuo, Tatsuo Kaneko, Naoki Takaya
Biomass plastics are expected to contribute to the establishment of a carbon-neutral society by replacing conventional plastics derived from petroleum. The biomass-derived aromatic amine 4-aminocinnamic acid (4ACA) produced by recombinant bacteria is applied to the synthesis of high-performance biopolymers such as polyamides and polyimides. Here, we developed a microbial catalyst that hydrogenates the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid of 4ACA to generate 4-aminohydrocinnamic acid (4AHCA). The ability of 10 microbial genes for enoate and xenobiotic reductases expressed in Escherichia coli to convert 4ACA to 4AHCA was assessed...
November 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150605/global-role-of-the-bacterial-post-transcriptional-regulator-csra-revealed-by-integrated-transcriptomics
#5
Anastasia H Potts, Christopher A Vakulskas, Archana Pannuri, Helen Yakhnin, Paul Babitzke, Tony Romeo
CsrA is a post-transcriptional regulatory protein that is widely distributed among bacteria. This protein influences bacterial lifestyle decisions by binding to the 5' untranslated and/or early coding regions of mRNA targets, causing changes in translation initiation, RNA stability, and/or transcription elongation. Here, we assess the contribution of CsrA to gene expression in Escherichia coli on a global scale. UV crosslinking immunoprecipitation and sequencing (CLIP-seq) identify RNAs that interact directly with CsrA in vivo, while ribosome profiling and RNA-seq uncover the impact of CsrA on translation, RNA abundance, and RNA stability...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150504/temporal-stability-of-escherichia-coli-concentrations-in-waters-of-two-irrigation-ponds-in-maryland
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Yakov Pachepsky, Rachel Kierzewski, Matthew Stocker, Kevin Sellner, Walter Mulbry, Hoonsoo Lee, Moon Kim
Fecal contamination of water sources is an important water quality issue for agricultural irrigation ponds. Escherichia coli concentrations are commonly used to evaluate recreational and irrigation water quality. We hypothesized that there may exist temporally stable spatial patterns of E. coli concentrations across ponds meaning that some areas mostly have higher and other have mostly lower than average concentrations of E. coli To test this hypothesis, we sampled two irrigation ponds in Maryland in nodes of spatial grids biweekly during the summer of 2016...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150498/identification-of-a-chez-like-gene-in-azorhizobium-caulinodans-a-key-gene-in-the-control-of-chemotaxis-and-colonization-of-the-host-plant
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Xiaolin Liu, Wei Liu, Yu Sun, Chunlei Xia, Claudine Elmerich, Zhihong Xie
Chemotaxis can provide bacteria with competitive advantages for survival in complex environments. The CheZ chemotaxis protein is a phosphatase, affecting the flagellar motor in Escherichia coli, by dephosphorylating the response regulator CheY-P protein responsible for clockwise rotation. A cheZ gene has been found in Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571, in contrast to other rhizobial species studied so far. The CheZ protein in ORS571 has a conserved motif similar to that corresponding to the phosphatase active site in E...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150447/the-prototypical-proton-coupled-oligopeptide-transporter-ydgr-from-escherichia-coli-facilitates-chloramphenicol-uptake-into-bacterial-cells
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Bala K Prabhala, Nanda G Aduri, Neha Sharma, Aqsa Shaheen, Arpan Sharma, Mazhar Iqbal, Paul R Hansen, Christoffer Brasen, Michael Gajhede, Moazur Rahman, Osman Mirza
Chloramphenicol (Cam) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Cam export from bacterial cells is one of the mechanisms by which pathogens resist Cam's antibacterial effects, and several different proteins are known to facilitate this process. However, to date no report exists on any specific transport protein that facilitates Cam uptake. The proton-coupled oligopeptide transporter (POT) YdgR from Escherichia coli is a prototypical member of the POT family, functioning in proton-coupled uptake of di- and tripeptides...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150441/co-ii-and-ni-ii-binding-of-the-escherichia-coli-transcriptional-repressor-rcnr-orders-its-n-terminus-alters-helix-dynamics-and-reduces-dna-affinity
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Hsin-Ting Huang, Cedric E Bobst, Jeffrey S Iwig, Peter T Chivers, Igor A Kaltashov, Michael J Maroney
RcnR, a transcriptional regulator in Escherichia coli, derepresses the expression of the export proteins RcnAB upon binding Ni(II) or Co(II). Lack of structural information has precluded elucidation of the allosteric basis for the decreased DNA affinity in RcnR's metal-bound states. Here, using hydrogen-deuterium exchange coupled with MS (HDX-MS), we probed the RcnR structure in the presence of DNA, the cognate metal ions Ni(II) and Co(II), or the noncognate metal ion Zn(II). We found that cognate metal binding altered the flexibility from the N-terminus through helix 1 and modulated the RcnR-DNA interaction...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149978/perioperative-prophylaxis-for-total-artificial-heart-transplantation
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H E Chambers, P Pelish, F Qiu, D F Florescu
BACKGROUND: Practice variation regarding perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in total artificial heart transplantations (TAH-t) across institutions is unknown. The aim of our survey was to assess the current practices for prevention of infection in TAH-t recipients among different programs. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to programs that implant Syncardia TAH (Syncardia Systems, Tuscon, Ariz, USA). Proportions were analyzed for categorical variables; means and SDs were analyzed for continuous variables...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149965/comparision-of-ureteral-stent-colonization-between-deceased-and-live-donor-renal-transplant-recipients
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M Sarier, D Seyman, S Tekin, I Duman, B Uygun, M Demir, E Kukul, A H Yavuz
BACKGROUND: The use of a ureteral stent can cause a urinary tract infection (UTI), although it reduces urologic complications. UTIs are associated with a higher rate of ureteral stent colonization (USC). The aim of this study was to compare USC in living and deceased donor renal transplant recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 48 patients who underwent renal transplantation between January and December 2016. The stents were removed aseptically, the inner surface of proximal and distal ends of stents were irrigated with liquid culture medium, and then they were vortexed for bacteriological investigation...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149963/urinary-tract-infections-in-the-first-year-post-kidney-transplantation-potential-benefits-of-treating-asymptomatic-bacteriuria
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P Kotagiri, D Chembolli, J Ryan, P D Hughes, N D Toussaint
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the commonest infectious complication in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). No recommendations exist regarding treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria. We aimed to identify potential risk factors and microbiological profile for UTIs, the role of treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria, and effects on graft outcomes of bacteriuria within the first year post-transplantation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of UTIs in KTRs transplanted between January 2012 and December 2013 in 2 transplantation centers...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149798/reconstructing-biosynthetic-pathway-of-the-plant-derived-cancer-chemopreventive-precursor-glucoraphanin-in-escherichia-coli
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Han Yang, Feixia Liu, Yin Li, Bo Yu
Epidemiological data confirmed a strong correlation between regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables and lower cancer risk. This cancer preventive property is mainly attributed to the glucosinolate products, such as glucoraphanin found in broccoli that is derived from methionine. Here we report the first successful reconstruction of the complete biosynthetic pathway of glucoraphanin from methionine in Escherichia coli via gene selection, pathway design, and protein engineering. We used branched-chain amino transferase 3 to catalyze two transamination steps to ensure the purity of precursor molecules and used cysteine as a sulfur donor to simplify the synthesis pathway...
November 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149747/analysis-of-effect-of-particles-on-cake-layer-compressibility-during-ultrafiltration-of-upflow-biological-activated-carbon-effluent
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Lu Ao, Wenjun Liu, Minglu Zhang, Xiaomao Wang
Three different hollow-fibre ultrafiltration (UF) membranes were applied to treat upflow biological activated carbon (UBAC) effluent to determine the characteristics of membrane biofouling by microorganisms and particles. At the beginning of filtration, the cake layer formed on the membrane was loose and highly compressible, and the trans-membrane pressure (TMP) rapidly increased. When compressed to a certain extent, cake layer with low compressibility was formed by the accumulated particles and resulted in slower TMP increment...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149629/development-and-application-of-rti-pcr-method-for-common-food-pathogen-presence-and-quantity-in-beef-sheep-and-chicken-meat
#15
Ismail Akyol
Two different RTi-PCR protocol were designed and quantifications were validated by using various amounts of DNA. Multiplex AG(R)1 and AG(R)2 RTi-PCR amplification reactions quantified successfully for Clostridium perfringens, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica. Using the validated multiplex RTi-PCR reactions, the presence and quantification of pathogens were investigated in 40 beef, 41 sheep and 30 chicken meat samples. Results showed that the existence of C...
November 14, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149596/rational-design-of-evolutionarily-stable-microbial-kill-switches
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Finn Stirling, Lisa Bitzan, Samuel O'Keefe, Elizabeth Redfield, John W K Oliver, Jeffrey Way, Pamela A Silver
The evolutionary stability of synthetic genetic circuits is key to both the understanding and application of genetic control elements. One useful but challenging situation is a switch between life and death depending on environment. Here are presented "essentializer" and "cryodeath" circuits, which act as kill switches in Escherichia coli. The essentializer element induces cell death upon the loss of a bi-stable cI/Cro memory switch. Cryodeath makes use of a cold-inducible promoter to express a toxin. We employ rational design and a toxin/antitoxin titering approach to produce and screen a small library of potential constructs, in order to select for constructs that are evolutionarily stable...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149547/engineering-escherichia-coli-co-cultures-for-production-of-curcuminoids-from-glucose
#17
Zhen Fang, J Andrew Jones, Jingwen Zhou, Mattheos A G Koffas
Curcuminoids have attracted increasing attention because of the antioxidant, anticancer, and antitumor activities while their production is limited because of its main source, turmeric plant, demonstrates extensive seasonal variation. In this study, we constructed Escherichia coli co-culture system for the rapid production of curcuminoids from glucose. Firstly, the overexpression of curcuminoid synthase and four different strategies related to increasing the intracellular malonyl-CoA pool were conducted in engineered E...
November 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149329/polymyxin-derivatives-nab739-and-nab815-are-more-effective-than-polymyxin-b-in-murine-escherichia-coli-pyelonephritis
#18
Martti Vaara, Timo Vaara, Carina Vingsbo Lundberg
Objectives: Extremely multiresistant strains of Enterobacteriaceae, such as those of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, are emerging and spreading at a worrisome speed. Polymyxins (polymyxin B, colistin) are used as last-line therapy against such strains, in spite of their notable nephrotoxicity that may even require discontinuation of the therapy. We have previously developed polymyxin derivatives NAB739 and NAB815 that are better tolerated in cynomolgus monkeys than polymyxin B and are, in contrast to polymyxin B, excreted in the cynomolgus urine to a very significant degree...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149242/long-term-carriage-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-the-general-population-in-the-netherlands
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Engeline van Duijkeren, Cornelia C H Wielders, Cindy M Dierikx, Angela H A M van Hoek, Paul Hengeveld, Christiaan Veenman, Alice Florijn, Aniek Lotterman, Lidwien A M Smit, Jaap T van Dissel, Catharina B M Maassen, Sabine C de Greeff
Background: This longitudinal study aimed to investigate (risk factors for) persistence of carriage and molecular characteristics of extended-spectrum and pAmpC β-lactamase-producing (ESBL/pAmpC) Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-E/K) in adults in the Dutch community. Methods: Following a cross-sectional study (ESBL-E/K prevalence 4.5%), a subset of ESBL-E/K positive (n=76) and negative (n=249) individuals volunteered to provide five monthly faecal samples and questionnaires...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149113/-incidence-of-surgical-site-infection-in-colon-surgery-and-antibiotic-prophylaxis-adequacy-prospective-cohort-study
#20
J A Del Moral Luque, M Alonso García, P Gil Yonte, J M Fernández Cebrián, M Durán Poveda, G Rodríguez Caravaca
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) has a considerable clinical and economic impact at the hospital level, so prevention and monitoring are considered a high priority. The objective of this study was to assess compliance with the protocol of antibiotic prophylaxis in colon surgery and the effect of its inadequacy for the incidence of SSI. METHODS: Prospective cohort study from July 2008 to July 2016. Compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis protocol and the causes of non-compliance were evaluated in colon surgery: duration and starting, choice, route of administration and dose of the antibiotic...
November 17, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
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