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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229699/the-nitrogen-regulatory-pii-protein-glnb-and-n-acetyl-glucosamine-6-phosphate-epimerase-nane-allosterically-activate-glucosamine-6-phosphate-deaminase-nagb-in-escherichia-coli
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Irina A Rodionova, Norman Goodacre, Mohan Babu, Andrew Emili, Peter Uetz, Milton H Saier
Amino sugars are good sources of both ammonia and fructose-6-phosphate, produced by glucosamine 6-phosphate deaminase, NagB. NagB is known to be allosterically regulated by N-acetyl-glucosamine 6-phosphate (GlcNAc-6P) and the phosphocarrier protein of the bacterial phosphotransferase system, HPr, in Escherichia coli We provide evidence that NanE, GlcNAc-6P epimerase, and the uridylylated PII protein also allosterically activate NagB by direct protein-protein interactions. NanE is essential for neuraminic acid (NANA) and N-acetylmannosamine (ManNAc) utilization, and PII is known to be a central metabolic nitrogen regulator...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216299/recombinant-vaccinia-virus-coded-interferon-inhibitor-b18r-expression-refolding-and-a-use-in-a-mammalian-expression-system-with-a-rna-vector
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Yuriy G Kim, Aliya Zh Baltabekova, Erzhan E Zhiyenbay, Altynai S Aksambayeva, Zhadyra S Shagyrova, Rinat Khannanov, Erlan M Ramanculov, Alexandr V Shustov
B18R protein of Vaccinia virus binds to type I interferons and inhibits activation of interferon-mediated signal transduction. Cells which have unimpaired interferon signaling such as primary cell cultures or some industrially important cell lines are capable of development of an antiviral state. An establishment of the antiviral state limits replication of RNA-viruses and can suppress replication of RNA vectors. The interferon inhibitor B18R effectively prevents the establishment of the antiviral state. For this reason, B18R has become a ubiquitous component of protocols for epigenetic reprogramming which use transfections of RNA replicons or mRNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214770/disruption-of-the-gut-ecosystem-by-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Mi Young Yoon, Sang Sun Yoon
The intestinal microbiota is a complex ecosystem consisting of various microorganisms that expands human genetic repertoire and therefore affects human health and disease. The metabolic processes and signal transduction pathways of the host and intestinal microorganisms are intimately linked, and abnormal progression of each process leads to changes in the intestinal environment. Alterations in microbial communities lead to changes in functional structures based on the metabolites produced in the gut, and these environmental changes result in various bacterial infections and chronic enteric inflammatory diseases...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208747/proposed-role-for-kaic-like-atpases-as-major-signal-transduction-hubs-in-archaea
#4
Kira S Makarova, Michael Y Galperin, Eugene V Koonin
All organisms must adapt to ever-changing environmental conditions and accordingly have evolved diverse signal transduction systems. In bacteria, the most abundant networks are built around the two-component signal transduction systems that include histidine kinases and receiver domains. In contrast, eukaryotic signal transduction is dominated by serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinases. Both of these systems are also found in archaea, but they are not as common and diversified as their bacterial and eukaryotic counterparts, suggesting the possibility that archaea have evolved other, still uncharacterized signal transduction networks...
December 5, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202336/colonization-localization-and-inflammation-the-roles-of-h-pylori-chemotaxis-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Kevin S Johnson, Karen M Ottemann
Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects half of the world's population, causing gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. To establish chronic stomach infection, H. pylori utilizes chemotaxis, driven by a conserved signal transduction system. Chemotaxis allows H. pylori to sense an array of environmental and bacterial signals within the stomach, guiding its motility towards its preferred niche within the gastric mucosa and glands. Fine-tuned localization, regulated by the chemotaxis system, enables robust colonization during the acute stage of infection...
December 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193252/immune-function-of-a-rab-related-protein-by-modulating-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-in-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Chen Chen, Salah Eldein, Xiaosan Zhou, Yu Sun, Jin Gao, Yuxuan Sun, Chaoliang Liu, Lei Wang
The Rab-family GTPases mainly regulate intracellular vesicle transport, and play important roles in the innate immune response in invertebrates. However, the function and signal transduction of Rab proteins in immune reactions remain unclear in silkworms. In this study, we analyzed a Rab-related protein of silkworm Bombyx mori (BmRABRP) by raising antibodies against its bacterially expressed recombinant form. Tissue distribution analysis showed that BmRABRP mRNA and protein were high expressed in the Malpighian tubule and fat body, respectively...
November 30, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184123/dynamic-domain-arrangement-of-chea-chey-complex-regulates-bacterial-thermotaxis-as-revealed-by-nmr
#7
Yuichi Minato, Takumi Ueda, Asako Machiyama, Hideo Iwaï, Ichio Shimada
Bacteria utilize thermotaxis signal transduction proteins, including CheA, and CheY, to switch the direction of the cell movement. However, the thermally responsive machinery enabling warm-seeking behavior has not been identified. Here we examined the effects of temperature on the structure and dynamics of the full-length CheA and CheY complex, by NMR. Our studies revealed that the CheA-CheY complex exists in equilibrium between multiple states, including one state that is preferable for the autophosphorylation of CheA, and another state that is preferable for the phosphotransfer from CheA to CheY...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180752/the-e-coli-dicarboxylic-acid-transporters-daua-act-as-a-signal-transducer-by-interacting-with-the-dcta-uptake-system
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Eleni Karinou, Paul A Hoskisson, Alexander Strecker, Gottfried Unden, Arnaud Javelle
The Slc26A/SulP family of ions transporter is ubiquitous and widpsread in all kingdon of life. In E. coli, we have demonstrated that the Slc26 protein DauA is a C4-dicarboxilic acids (C4-diC) transporter active at acidic pH. The main C4-diC transporter active at pH7 is DctA and is induced by C4-diC via the DcuS/R two component system. DctA interacts with DcuS, the membrane embedded histidine kinase, to transfers DcuS to the responsive state, i.e. in the absence of DctA, DcuS is permanently "on", but its activity is C4-diC-dependent when in complex with DctA...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180725/activation-of-vibrio-cholerae-quorum-sensing-promotes-survival-of-an-arthropod-host
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Layla Kamareddine, Adam C N Wong, Audrey S Vanhove, Saiyu Hang, Alexandra E Purdy, Katharine Kierek-Pearson, John M Asara, Afsar Ali, J Glenn Morris, Paula I Watnick
Vibrio cholerae colonizes the human terminal ileum to cause cholera, and the arthropod intestine and exoskeleton to persist in the aquatic environment. Attachment to these surfaces is regulated by the bacterial quorum-sensing signal transduction cascade, which allows bacteria to assess the density of microbial neighbours. Intestinal colonization with V. cholerae results in expenditure of host lipid stores in the model arthropod Drosophila melanogaster. Here we report that activation of quorum sensing in the Drosophila intestine retards this process by repressing V...
November 27, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177834/regulation-of-the-expression-of-bacterial-multidrug-exporters-by-two-component-signal-transduction-systems
#10
Kunihiko Nishino
Bacterial multidrug exporters confer resistance to a wide range of antibiotics, dyes, and biocides. Recent studies have shown that there are many multidrug exporters encoded in bacterial genome. For example, it was experimentally identified that E. coli has at least 20 multidrug exporters. Because many of these multidrug exporters have overlapping substrate spectra, it is intriguing that bacteria, with their economically organized genomes, harbor such large sets of multidrug exporter genes. The key to understanding how bacteria utilize these multiple exporters lies in the regulation of exporter expression...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157665/lipopolysaccharide-induced-increase-in-intestinal-epithelial-tight-permeability-is-mediated-by-toll-like-receptor-4-myeloid-differentiation-primary-response-88-myd88-activation-of-myosin-light-chain-kinase-expression
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Meghali Nighot, Rana Al-Sadi, Shuhong Guo, Manmeet Rawat, Prashant Nighot, Martin D Watterson, Thomas Y Ma
Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are a major component of the Gram-negative bacterial cell wall and play an important role in mediating intestinal inflammatory responses in inflammatory bowel disease. Although recent studies suggested that physiologically relevant concentrations of LPS (0 to 1 ng/mL) cause an increase in intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) permeability, the mechanisms that mediate an LPS-induced increase in intestinal TJ permeability remain unclear. Herein, we show that myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) plays a central role in the LPS-induced increase in TJ permeability...
December 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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/29146255/haemophilus-parasuis-cpxra-two-component-system-confers-bacterial-tolerance-to-environmental-stresses-and-macrolide-resistance
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Qi Cao, Fenfen Feng, Huan Wang, Xiaojuan Xu, Huanchun Chen, Xuwang Cai, Xiangru Wang
Haemophilus parasuis is an opportunistic pathogen localized in the upper respiratory tracts of pigs, its infection begins from bacterial survival under complex conditions, like hyperosmosis, oxidative stress, phagocytosis, and sometimes antibiotics as well. The two-component signal transduction (TCST) system serves as a common stimulus-response mechanism that allows microbes to sense and respond to diverse environmental conditions via a series of phosphorylation reactions. In this study, we investigated the role of TCST system CpxRA in H...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141644/lipopolysaccharide-pretreatment-increases-protease-activated-receptor-2-expression-and-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-secretion-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Hung-Hsing Chao, Po-Yuan Chen, Wen-Rui Hao, Wei-Ping Chiang, Tzu-Hurng Cheng, Shih-Hurng Loh, Yuk-Man Leung, Ju-Chi Liu, Jin-Jer Chen, Li-Chin Sung
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS) increase protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) expression and enhance the association between PAR-2 expression and chemokine production in human vascular endothelial cells (ECs). METHODS: The morphology of ECs was observed through microphotography in cultured human umbilical vein ECs (EA. hy926 cells) treated with various LPS concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2 μg/mL) for 24 h, and cell viability was assessed using the MTT assay...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140975/natural-variation-of-a-sensor-kinase-controlling-a-conserved-stress-response-pathway-in-escherichia-coli
#15
Manuela Roggiani, Srujana S Yadavalli, Mark Goulian
Previous studies have shown that exponentially growing Escherichia coli can detect mild acidity (~pH 5.5) and, in response, synthesize enzymes that protect against severe acid shock. This adaptation is controlled by the EvgS/EvgA phosphorelay, a signal transduction system present in virtually every E. coli isolate whose genome has been sequenced. Here we show that, despite this high level of conservation, the EvgS/EvgA system displays a surprising natural variation in pH-sensing capacity, with some strains entirely non-responsive to low pH stimulus...
November 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114985/coordinated-delivery-and-function-of-bacterial-martx-toxin-effectors
#16
REVIEW
Patrick J Woida, Karla J F Satchell
Bacteria often coordinate virulence factors to fine-tune the host response during infection. These coordinated events can include toxins counteracting or amplifying effects of another toxin or though regulating the stability of virulence factors to remove their function once it is no longer needed. Multifunctional autoprocessing repeats-in toxin (MARTX) toxins are effector delivery toxins that form a pore into the plasma membrane of a eukaryotic cell to deliver multiple effector proteins into the cytosol of the target cell...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109290/sea-anemone-model-has-a-single-toll-like-receptor-that-can-function-in-pathogen-detection-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-and-development
#17
Joseph J Brennan, Jonathan L Messerschmidt, Leah M Williams, Bryan J Matthews, Marinaliz Reynoso, Thomas D Gilmore
In organisms from insects to vertebrates, Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are primary pathogen detectors that activate downstream pathways, specifically those that direct expression of innate immune effector genes. TLRs also have roles in development in many species. The sea anemone Nematostella vectensis is a useful cnidarian model to study the origins of TLR signaling because its genome encodes a single TLR and homologs of many downstream signaling components, including the NF-κB pathway. We have characterized the single N...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098331/essential-two-component-systems-regulating-cell-envelope-functions-opportunities-for-novel-antibiotic-therapies
#18
Silvia T Cardona, Matthew Choy, Andrew M Hogan
Novel therapies are urgently needed to alleviate the current crisis of multiple drug-resistant infections. The bacterial signal transduction mechanisms, known as two-component systems (TCSs), are ideal targets of novel inhibitory molecules. Highly restricted to the bacterial world, TCSs control a diverse set of cellular functions, namely virulence, response to cell envelope stress, and drug efflux. Impaired regulation of any of these aspects could affect the susceptibility of bacterial pathogens to antibiotics, which highlights the potential of TCS as targets of antibiotic adjuvant therapies...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091032/cyclic-di-gmp-differentially-tunes-a-bacterial-flagellar-motor-through-a-novel-class-of-chey-like-regulators
#19
Jutta Nesper, Isabelle Hug, Setsu Kato, Chee-Seng Hee, Judith Maria Habazettl, Pablo Manfredi, Stephan Grzesiek, Tilman Schirmer, Thierry Emonet, Urs Jenal
The flagellar motor is a sophisticated rotary machine facilitating locomotion and signal transduction. Owing to its important role in bacterial behavior, its assembly and activity are tightly regulated. For example, chemotaxis relies on a sensory pathway coupling chemical information to rotational bias of the motor through phosphorylation of the motor switch protein CheY. Using a chemical proteomics approach, we identified a novel family of CheY-like (Cle) proteins in Caulobacter crescentus, which tune flagellar activity in response to binding of the second messenger c-di-GMP to a C-terminal extension...
November 1, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077840/light-controlled-motility-in-prokaryotes-and-the-problem-of-directional-light-perception
#20
Annegret Wilde, Conrad W Mullineaux
The natural light environment is important to many prokaryotes. Most obviously, phototrophic prokaryotes need to acclimate their photosynthetic apparatus to the prevailing light conditions, and such acclimation is frequently complemented by motility to enable cells to relocate in search of more favorable illumination conditions. Non-phototrophic prokaryotes may also seek to avoid light at damaging intensities and wavelengths, and many prokaryotes with diverse lifestyles could potentially exploit light signals as a rich source of information about their surroundings and a cue for acclimation and behavior...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
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