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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099884/characterization-of-human-and-staphylococcus-aureus-proteins-in-respiratory-mucosa-by-in-vivo-and-immunoproteomics
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Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Nandakumar Sundaramoorthy, Stephan Michalik, Kristin Surmann, Maren Depke, Vishnu Dhople, Manuela Gesell Salazar, Gabriele Holtappels, Nan Zhang, Barbara M Bröker, Claus Bachert, Uwe Völker
: Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive opportunistic bacterium which can be found as a commensal in the nares of about 50% of the human population. Besides asymptomatic carriage, S. aureus has also been found to colonize nasal polyps, a subform of chronic rhinosinusitis, in 60 to 100% of cases, and even reside intracellularly in nasal polyp tissue. The aim of this study was to shed light on the behavior of S. aureus in the human airways by analyzing S. aureus-specific proteins in nasal polyp tissue from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and to characterize the immunogenic potential of the identified (mainly secreted) proteins...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097817/revisiting-regulation-of-potassium-homeostasis-in-escherichia-coli-the-connection-to-phosphate-limitation
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Hannah Schramke, Vera Laermann, Halina E Tegetmeyer, Andreas Brachmann, Kirsten Jung, Karlheinz Altendorf
Two-component signal transduction constitutes the predominant strategy used by bacteria to adapt to fluctuating environments. The KdpD/KdpE system is one of the most widespread, and is crucial for K(+) homeostasis. In Escherichia coli, the histidine kinase KdpD senses K(+) availability, whereas the response regulator KdpE activates synthesis of the high-affinity K(+) uptake system KdpFABC. Here we show that, in the absence of KdpD, kdpFABC expression can be activated via phosphorylation of KdpE by the histidine kinase PhoR...
January 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088439/antimicrobial-activity-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-combination-with-colistin-against-a-pan-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-burn-patient
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Ebrahim Boluki, Hossein Kazemian, Hadi Peeridogaheh, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Sima Shahabi, Leili Beytollahi, Roghayeh Ghorbanzadeh
Nosocomially-acquired multi-, extensively-, and pandrug resistant (MDR, XDR, and PDR) strains of microorganisms such as Acinetobacter baumannii remain a serious cause of infection and septic mortality in burn patients. Treatment of patients with nosocomial burn wound infections is often complicated by drug-resistant strains of A. baumannii. Today, many researchers are focusing on the investigation of novel non-antibiotic strategies such as photodynamic therapy (PDT). We report a new PDT strategy that suppresses colistin resistance in PDR A...
January 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068612/bacterial-mechanotransduction
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Alexandre Persat
Bacteria rapidly adapt to changes in their environment by leveraging sensing systems that permanently probe their surroundings. One common assumption is that such systems are responsive to signals that are chemical in nature. Yet, bacteria frequently experience changes in mechanical forces, for example as they transition from planktonic to sessile states. Do single bacteria actively sense and respond to mechanical forces? I here briefly review evidence indicating that bacteria actively respond to mechanical stimuli, and along concisely describe their intricate machinery enabling the transduction of force into biochemical activity...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056744/nucleotide-second-messenger-signaling-as-a-target-for-the-control-of-bacterial-biofilm-formation
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Alberto J Martín-Rodríguez, Ute Römling
Bacterial biofilm formation and associated phenotypes are the major cause of chronic infection in humans. The major regulator of biofilm formation in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria are nucleotide-based second messenger signaling pathways. Nucleotide-based signaling is a ubiquitous signal transduction mechanism in all domains of life that relay changes in the extracellular or intracellular milieu to protein or RNA effectors, leading to adaptive physiological responses. To date, six bona fide nucleotide signaling pathways, (p)ppGpp, cAMP, cGMP, c-di-AMP, c-di-GMP and cGAMP, have been characterized with respect to basic pathway modules and phenotypic and physiological output...
January 5, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049834/aquaporin-3-mediates-hydrogen-peroxide-dependent-responses-to-environmental-stress-in-colonic-epithelia
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Jay R Thiagarajah, Jeffrey Chang, Jeremy A Goettel, Alan S Verkman, Wayne I Lencer
The colonic epithelium provides an essential barrier against the environment that is critical for protecting the body and controlling inflammation. In response to injury or gut microbes, colonic epithelial cells produce extracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which acts as a potent signaling molecule affecting barrier function and host defense. In humans, impaired regulation of H2O2 in the intestine has been associated with early-onset inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. Here, we show that signal transduction by H2O2 depends on entry into the cell by transit through aquaporin-3 (AQP3), a plasma membrane H2O2-conducting channel...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045389/crystal-structure-of-an-iclr-homologue-from-microbacterium-sp-strain-hm58-2
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Tomonori Akiyama, Yusuke Yamada, Naoki Takaya, Shinsaku Ito, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Shunsuke Yajima
The bacterial transcription factor IclR (isocitrate lyase regulator) is a member of a one-component signal transduction system, which shares the common motif of a helix-turn-helix (HTH)-type DNA-binding domain (DBD) connected to a substrate-binding domain (SBD). Here, the crystal structure of an IclR homologue (Mi-IclR) from Microbacterium sp. strain HM58-2, which catabolizes acylhydrazide as the sole carbon source, is reported. Mi-IclR is expected to regulate an operon responsible for acylhydrazide degradation as an initial step...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045383/the-structure-of-a-calcium-dependent-phosphoinositide-specific-phospholipase-c-from-pseudomonas-sp-62186-the-first-from-a-gram-negative-bacterium
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Olga V Moroz, Elena Blagova, Andrey A Lebedev, Allan Nørgaard, Dorotea R Segura, Thomas H Blicher, Jesper Brask, Keith S Wilson
Bacterial phosphoinositide-specific phospholipases C (PI-PLCs) are the smallest members of the PI-PLC family, which includes much larger mammalian enzymes responsible for signal transduction as well as enzymes from protozoan parasites, yeast and plants. Eukaryotic PI-PLCs have calcium in the active site, but this is absent in the known structures of Gram-positive bacteria, where its role is instead played by arginine. In addition to their use in a number of industrial applications, the bacterial enzymes attract special interest because they can serve as convenient models of the catalytic domains of eukaryotic enzymes for in vitro activity studies...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999439/angucycline-antibiotic-waldiomycin-recognizes-common-structural-motif-conserved-in-bacterial-histidine-kinases
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Yoko Eguchi, Toshihide Okajima, Naoya Tochio, Yoichi Inukai, Riko Shimizu, Shuhei Ueda, Shoko Shinya, Takanori Kigawa, Tamo Fukamizo, Masayuki Igarashi, Ryutaro Utsumi
Two-component signal transduction systems (TCSs), composed of a histidine kinase sensor (HK) and its cognate response regulator, sense and respond to environmental changes and are related to the virulence of pathogens. TCSs are potential targets for alternative antibiotics and anti-virulence agents. Here we found that waldiomycin, an angucycline antibiotic that inhibits a growth essential HK, WalK, in Gram-positive bacteria, also inhibits several class I HKs from the Gram-negative Escherichia coli. NMR analyses and site-directed mutagenesis studies using the osmo-sensing EnvZ, a prototypical HK of E...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991780/graded-structural-polymorphism-in-a-bacterial-thermosensor-protein
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Abhishek Narayan, Luis A Campos, Sandhya Bhatia, David Fushman, Athi N Naganathan
Thermosensing is critical for the expression of virulence genes in pathogenic bacteria that infect warm-blooded hosts. Proteins of the Hha-family, conserved among enterobacteriaceae, have been implicated in dynamically regulating the expression of a large number of genes upon temperature shifts. However, there is little mechanistic evidence at the molecular level as to how changes in temperature are transduced into structural changes and hence the functional outcome. In this study, we delineate the conformational behavior of Cnu, a putative molecular thermosensor, employing diverse spectroscopic, calorimetric and hydrodynamic measurements...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989756/redox-signaling-mediated-by-the-gut-microbiota
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Rheinallt M Jones, Andrew S Neish
The microbiota that inhabits the mammalian intestine can influence a range of physiological functions, including the modulation of immune responses, enhancement epithelial barrier function, and the stimulation of cell proliferation. While the mechanisms by which commensal prokaryotes stimulate immune signaling networks are well-characterized, less is known about the mechanistic control over homeostatic pathways within tissues. Recent reports by our research group have demonstrated that contact between the gut epithelia and some groups of enteric commensal bacteria prompts the rapid generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within host cells...
October 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977891/the-accommodation-index-measures-the-perturbation-associated-with-insertions-and-deletions-in-coiled-coils-application-to-understand-signaling-in-histidine-kinases
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REVIEW
Nathan W Schmidt, Gevorg Grigoryan, William F DeGrado
Coiled-coils are essential components of many protein complexes. First discovered in structural proteins such as keratins, they have since been found to figure largely in the assembly and dynamics required for diverse functions, including membrane fusion, signal transduction and motors. Coiled-coils have a characteristic repeating 7-residue geometric and sequence motif, which is sometimes interrupted by the insertion of one or more residues. Such insertions are often highly conserved and critical to interdomain communication in signaling proteins such as bacterial histidine kinases...
December 15, 2016: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936405/identification-of-lipopolysaccharide-interacting-plasma-membrane-type-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Cornelius S Vilakazi, Ian A Dubery, Lizelle A Piater
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an amphiphatic bacterial glycoconjugate found on the external membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. This endotoxin is considered as a microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecule and has been shown to elicit defense responses in plants. Here, LPS-interacting proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane (PM)-type fractions were captured and identified in order to investigate those involved in LPS perception and linked to triggering of innate immune responses. A novel proteomics-based affinity-capture strategy coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was employed for the enrichment and identification of LPS-interacting proteins...
November 30, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935478/labeling-proteins-inside-living-cells-using-external-fluorophores-for-microscopy
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Kai Wen Teng, Yuji Ishitsuka, Pin Ren, Yeoan Youn, Xiang Deng, Pinghua Ge, Andrew S Belmont, Paul R Selvin
Site-specific fluorescent labeling of proteins inside live mammalian cells has been achieved by employing Streptolysin O, a bacterial enzyme which forms temporary pores in the membrane and allows delivery of virtually any fluorescent probes, ranging from labeled IgG's to small ligands, with high efficiency (>85% of cells). The whole process, including recovery, takes 30 min, and the cell is ready to be imaged immediately. A variety of cell viability tests were performed after treatment with SLO to ensure that the cells have intact membranes, are able to divide, respond normally to signaling molecules, and maintains healthy organelle morphology...
December 9, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923921/high-resolution-ph-imaging-of-living-bacterial-cells-to-detect-local-ph-differences
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Yusuke V Morimoto, Nobunori Kami-Ike, Tomoko Miyata, Akihiro Kawamoto, Takayuki Kato, Keiichi Namba, Tohru Minamino
: Protons are utilized for various biological activities such as energy transduction and cell signaling. For construction of the bacterial flagellum, a type III export apparatus utilizes ATP and proton motive force to drive flagellar protein export, but the energy transduction mechanism remains unclear. Here, we have developed a high-resolution pH imaging system to measure local pH differences within living Salmonella enterica cells, especially in close proximity to the cytoplasmic membrane and the export apparatus...
December 6, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918078/nuclear-ca-2-signalling-in-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-and-actinorhizal-endosymbioses-on-the-trail-of-novel-underground-signals
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REVIEW
David G Barker, Mireille Chabaud, Guilia Russo, Andrea Genre
I. II. III. IV. References SUMMARY: Root endosymbioses are beneficial associations formed between terrestrial plants and either bacterial or fungal micro-organisms. A common feature of these intracellular symbioses is the requirement for mutual recognition between the two partners before host-regulated microbial entry. As part of this molecular dialogue, symbiosis-specific microbial factors set in motion a highly conserved plant signal transduction pathway, of which a central component is the activation of sustained nuclear Ca(2+) oscillations in target cells of the host epidermis...
December 5, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914071/differential-radial-capillary-action-of-ligand-assay-dracala-for-high-throughput-detection-of-protein-metabolite-interactions-in-bacteria
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Mona W Orr, Vincent T Lee
Bacteria rely on numerous nucleotide second messengers for signal transduction such as cyclic AMP, cyclic-di-GMP, and cyclic-di-AMP. Although a number of receptors responsible for known regulated phenotypes have been established, the completeness of protein receptors in any given organism remains elusive. We have developed a method called differential radial capillary action of ligand assay (DRaCALA) that allows for an unbiased, systematic high-throughput screen for the detection of ligand binding proteins encoded by a genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905546/transcriptome-analysis-confers-a-complex-disease-resistance-network-in-wild-rice-oryza-meyeriana-against-xanthomonas-oryzae-pv-oryzae
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Xiao-Jie Cheng, Bin He, Lin Chen, Su-Qin Xiao, Jian Fu, Yue Chen, Teng-Qiong Yu, Zai-Quan Cheng, Hong Feng
Rice bacterial blight (BB), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the devastating diseases of rice. It is well established that the wild rice Oryza meyeriana is immune to BB. In this study, the transcriptomic analysis was carried out by RNA sequencing of O. meyeriana leaves, inoculated with Xoo to understand the transcriptional responses and interaction between the host and pathogen. Totally, 57,313 unitranscripts were de novo assembled from 58.7 Gb clean reads and 14,143 unitranscripts were identified after Xoo inoculation...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901137/energy-transduction-and-signal-averaging-of-fluctuating-electric-fields-by-a-single-protein-ion-channel
#19
C Verdia-Baguena, V Gomez, J Cervera, P Ramirez, S Mafe
We demonstrate the electrical rectification and signal averaging of fluctuating signals using a biological nanostructure in aqueous solution: a single protein ion channel inserted in the lipid bilayer characteristic of cell membranes. The conversion of oscillating, zero time-average potentials into directional currents permits charging of a load capacitor to significant steady-state voltages within a few minutes in the case of the outer membrane porin F (OmpF) protein, a bacterial channel of Escherichia coli...
December 21, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885598/identification-of-ligand-receptor-interactions-ligand-molecular-arrays-spr-and-nmr-methodologies
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Christopher J Day, Lauren E Hartley-Tassell, Victoria Korolik
Despite many years of research into bacterial chemotaxis, the only well characterized system to date is that of E. coli. Even for E. coli, the direct ligand binding had been fully characterized only for aspartate and serene receptors Tar and Tsr. In 30 years since, no other direct receptor-ligand interaction had been described for bacteria, until the characterization of the C. jejuni aspartate and multiligand receptors (Hartley-Tassell et al. Mol Microbiol 75:710-730, 2010). While signal transduction components of many sensory pathways have now been characterized, ligand-receptor interactions remain elusive due to paucity of high-throughput screening methods...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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