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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551717/total-igm-and-anti-phosphatidylcholine-igm-antibody-secretion-continue-after-clearance-of-mycobacterium-bovis-bacillus-calmette-guerin-pleural-infection
#1
Ciara Ordoñez, Musharaf Tarajia, René Rivera, Dilcia Sambrano, Victoria Batista, Mónica Chávez, Denis Tapia, Patricia L Fernández, Amador Goodridge
The cellular immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has been well characterized, while the humoral antibody response remains underexplored. We aimed to examine the total and anti-phospholipid IgM levels in the pleural lavage from mice with Mycobacterium bovis BCG extrapulmonary infection. We found that the levels of total and anti-phosphatidylcholine IgM antibodies remained significantly higher in infected mice as compared to non-infected mice up to day 90 after BCG infection, while the anti-cardiolipin IgM antibody levels decreased with bacteria clearance...
May 27, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551572/ph-induced-conformational-change-of-natural-cyclic-lipopeptide-surfactin-and-the-effect-on-protease-activity
#2
Toshiaki Taira, Satohiro Yanagisawa, Takuto Nagano, Tadao Tsuji, Akira Endo, Tomohiro Imura
The cyclic lipopeptide surfactin (SF) is one of the promising environmental friendly biosurfactants abundantly produced by microorganisms such as Bacillus subtilis. SF shows excellent surface properties at various pH, together with lower toxicity and higher biodegradability than commonly used petroleum-based surfactants. However, the effect of the dissociation degree of SF on self-assembly is still incompletely understood, even though two acidic amino acid residues (Asp and Glu) are known to influence eventual surface and biological functions...
May 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550986/acute-deep-infections-of-the-upper-extremity-the-utility-of-obtaining-atypical-cultures-in-the-presence-of%C3%A2-purulence
#3
Nikolas H Kazmers, George W Fryhofer, Daniel Gittings, David J Bozentka, David R Steinberg, Benjamin L Gray
PURPOSE: In the setting of acute deep upper extremity infections, evidence is lacking to guide the decision whether to send atypical cultures (fungal and acid-fast-bacillus [AFB]) during surgical debridement, especially in the presence of purulent fluid that is commonly observed with typical bacterial infections. Our purpose was to determine the frequency of positive atypical cultures and the frequency with which they alter treatment, and identify factors associated with positive atypical cultures...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550408/bacillus-pumilus-strain-yspmk11-as-plant-growth-promoter-and-bicontrol-agent-against-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum
#4
Manoj Kaushal, Ajay Kumar, Rajesh Kaushal
A study was executed in a direction to attenuate Sclerotinia stalk rot (SSR) disease through biocontrol agent and also to enhance crop productivity. Culture filtrate of bacterial strain YSPMK11 inhibited growth of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in vitro which also exhibited higher plant growth promoting attributes. Interaction studies revealed maximum (81.50%) growth inhibition at 35 °C and pH 7.0 after 72 h incubation period with 15% culture filtrate. Based upon 16S rRNA gene sequence strain, YSPMK11 was identified as Bacillus pumilus...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550345/bacillus-zanthoxyli-sp-nov-a-novel-nematicidal-bacterium-isolated-from-chinese-red-pepper-zanthoxylum-bungeanum-maxim-leaves-in-china
#5
Ma Li, Cao Yong Hong, Wang Xiao Yan, Zheng Shuai Chao, Yang Cheng Gang, Duo Jin Ling, Zhou Xing Kui, Xi Jia Qin, Zhu Ming Liang, Mo Ming He
A novel strain, 1433(T), was isolated from leaves of Chinese red pepper (Huajiao, Zanthoxylum bungeanum Maxim) collected from Gansu province in northwestern China, and was characterised by a polyphasic approach. Cells of strain 1433(T) were observed to be Gram-stain positive, aerobic, asporogenous, rod shaped, motile and to have peritrichous flagella. The strain was observed to grow at a range of temperatures and pH, 4-45 °C (optimum 28-32 °C) and 6.0-10.0 (optimum pH 6.0-7.0), respectively. Growth was found to occur in the presence of 0-7% (w/v) NaCl [optimum 0-3% (w/v)]...
May 26, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550060/surface-sensing-for-flagellar-gene-expression-on-solid-media-in-paenibacillus-sp-naist15-1
#6
Kazuo Kobayashi, Yu Kanesaki, Hirofumi Yoshikawa
A rhizosphere Gram-positive bacterial isolate, Paenibacillus sp. NAIST15-1, exhibits intriguing motility behavior on hard agar media. Paenibacillus sp. shows increased transcription of flagellar genes and hyperflagellation when transferred from liquid to solid media. Hyperflagellated cells form wandering colonies that are capable of moving around on the surface of media containing ≥1.5% agar. Transposon mutagenesis was used to identify genes critical for motility. In addition to flagellar genes, this mutagenesis identified five non-flagellar structural genes that were important for motility...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549811/recent-developments-in-l-glutaminase-production-and-applications-an-overview
#7
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Parameswaran Binod, Raveendran Sindhu, Aravind Madhavan, Amith Abraham, Anil Kuruvilla Mathew, Ummalyma Sabeela Beevi, Rajeev K Sukumaran, Sudhir P Singh, Ashok Pandey
l-glutaminases is an important industrial enzyme which finds potential applications in different sectors ranging from therapeutic to food industry. It is widely distributed in bacteria, actinomycetes, yeast and fungi. l-Glutaminases are mostly produced by Bacillus and Pseudomonas sp. and few reports were available with fungal, actinomycete and yeast system. Modern biotechnological tools help in the improved production as well as with tailor made properties for specific applications. Most of the genetic engineering studies were carried out for the production of l-glutaminase with improved thermo-tolerance and salt tolerance...
May 15, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549484/the-effects-of-a-psychological-intervention-directed-at-optimizing-immune-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Lemmy Schakel, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Henriët van Middendorp, Corine Prins, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Leo G Visser, Andrea W M Evers
BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence for the link between psychological processes and psychophysiological health outcomes. Psychological interventions, such as face-to-face or online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and serious games aimed at improving health, have shown promising results in promoting health outcomes. Few studies so far, however, have examined whether Internet-based CBT combined with serious gaming elements is effective in modulating health outcomes. Moreover, studies often did not incorporate psychophysiological or immunological challenges in order to gain insight into physiological responses to real-life challenges after psychological interventions...
May 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548136/corrigendum-efficient-biosynthesis-of-a-cecropin-a-melittin-mutant-in-bacillus-subtilis-wb700
#9
Shengyue Ji, Weili Li, Abdul Rasheed Baloch, Meng Wang, Hengxin Li, Binyun Cao, Hongfu Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546965/ribonuclease-from-bacillus-acts-as-an-antiviral-agent-against-negative-and-positive-sense-single-stranded-human-respiratory-rna-viruses
#10
Raihan Shah Mahmud, Christin Müller, Yulia Romanova, Ahmed Mostafa, Vera Ulyanova, Stephan Pleschka, Olga Ilinskaya
Bacillus pumilus ribonuclease (binase) was shown to be a promising antiviral agent in animal models and cell cultures. However, the mode of its antiviral action remains unknown. To assess the binase effect on intracellular viral RNA we have selected single stranded negative- and positive-sense RNA viruses, influenza virus, and rhinovirus, respectively, which annually cause respiratory illnesses and are characterized by high contagious nature, mutation rate, and antigen variability. We have shown that binase exerts an antiviral effect on both viruses at the same concentration, which does not alter the spectrum of A549 cellular proteins and expression of housekeeping genes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546427/spermidine-promotes-bacillus-subtilis-biofilm-formation-by-activating-expression-of-the-matrix-regulator-slrr
#11
Laura Hobley, Bin Li, Jennifer L Wood, Sok-Ho Kim, Jacinth Naidoo, Ana Sofia Ferreira, Maxim Khomutov, Alexey Khomutov, Nicola R Stanley-Wall, Anthony J Michael
Ubiquitous polyamine spermidine is not required for normal planktonic growth of Bacillus subtilis but is essential for robust biofilm formation. However, the structural features of spermidine required for B. subtilis biofilm formation are unknown and so are the molecular mechanisms of spermidine-stimulated biofilm development. We report here that in a spermidine-deficient B. subtilis mutant, the structural analogue norspermidine, but not homospermidine, restored biofilm formation. Intracellular biosynthesis of another spermidine analogue, aminopropylcadaverine, from exogenously supplied homoagmatine also restored biofilm formation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546116/heteroleptic-metal-ii-complexes-of-hydrotris-methimazolyl-borate-and-diimines-synthesis-theoretical-calculations-antimicrobial-antioxidant-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-molecular-docking-studies
#12
S Jayakumar, D Mahendiran, Dilaveez Rehana, A Kalilur Rahiman
A series of heteroleptic metal(II) complexes of formulation [M(Tm)(diimine)](ClO4) (1-8), [Tm = hydrotris(methimazolyl)borate, diimine = 2,2'-bipyridyl or 1,10-phenanthroline and M = Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) or Zn(II)] have been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods. The geometric parameters of the complexes were determined using UV-Vis spectroscopy and DFT calculations. The analyses of HOMO and LUMO have been used to explain the charge transfer within the molecule. Antimicrobial activity of the synthesized heteroleptic complexes were evaluated against two Gram (-ve) (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae) and two Gram (+ve) (Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus) bacterial, and three fungal (Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Candida krusei) strains with respect to the standard drugs erythromycin and amphotericin-B...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545259/identification-of-diacetonamine-from-soybean-curd-residue-as-a-sporulation-inducing-factor-toward-bacillus-spp
#13
Aki Ikeda, Dongyeop Kim, Yasuyuki Hashidoko
Under bioassay-guided investigation, a sporulation-inducing factor (SIF) toward Bacillus spp. was searched for in methanol (MeOH) extracts of soybean curd residues, and diacetonamine (1) was identified as the active compound. SIF was first isolated as a monoacetylated derivative (2, 4.1 mg from 655 g soybean curd residues), and its chemical structure was elucidated by field desorption mass spectrometry, electron ionization mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analyses. After 48-h incubation, 40 µM diacetonamine hydrochloride (1b) exhibited sporulation-inducing activity with 35% sporulation frequency toward a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens wild-type strain (AHU 2170), whereas 40 µM diacetone acrylamide (3) showed 99% sporulation induction, which was much higher than that of 1b...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545250/endophytic-bacteria-isolated-from-panax-ginseng-improves-ginsenoside-accumulation-in-adventitious-ginseng-root-culture
#14
Xiaolin Song, Hao Wu, Zhenhao Yin, Meilan Lian, Chengri Yin
Ginsenoside is the most important secondary metabolite of ginseng. Natural sources of wild ginseng have been overexploited. Although root culture could reduce the length of the growth cycle of ginseng, the number of ginsenosides is fewer and their contents are lower in adventitious roots of ginseng than that in ginseng cultivated in the field. In this study, we investigated the effects of endophytic bacterial elicitors on biomass and ginsenoside production in adventitious roots cultures of Panax ginseng. Endophyte LB 5-3 as an elicitor could increase biomass and ginsenoside accumulation in ginseng adventitious root culture...
May 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545186/gallium-nanoparticle-mediated-reduction-of-brain-specific-serine-protease-4-in-an-experimental-metastatic-cancer-model
#15
Enas M Moustafa, Marwa Abdelhameed Mohamed, Noura M Thabet
Purpose: Tumor growth and metastasis depend on angiogenesis; therefore, efforts are being made to develop specific angiogenic inhibitors. Gallium (Ga) is the second most common metal ion, after platinum, used in cancer treatment. Its activities are numerous and various. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of Ga on brain metastasis arising from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and methods: Forty experimental rats (divided into 4 groups) received diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at a dose (20 mg/kg...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544628/production-of-microbial-biosurfactants-status-quo-of-rhamnolipid-and-surfactin-towards-large-scale-production
#16
Marius Henkel, Mareen Geissler, Fabiola Weggenmann, Rudolf Hausmann
Surfactants are an important class of industrial chemicals. Nowadays oleochemical surfactants such as alkyl polyglycosides (APGs) become increasingly important. This trend towards the utilization of renewable resources continues and consumers increasingly demand for environmentally friendly products. Consequently, research in microbial surfactants has drastically increased in the last years. While for mannosylerythritol lipids and sophorolipids established industrial processes exist, an implementation of other microbially derived surfactants has not yet been achieved...
May 23, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544086/effect-of-probiotic-supplementation-and-genotype-on-growth-performance-carcass-traits-hematological-parameters-and-immunity-of-growing-rabbits-under-hot-environmental-conditions
#17
Moataz Fathi, Magdy Abdelsalam, Ibrahim Al-Homidan, Tarek Ebeid, Mohamed El-Zarei, Osama Abou-Emera
The effect of dietary inclusion of probiotics and genetic groups on rabbit performance under hot environmental conditions was studied. A total of 80 rabbits aged 8 weeks were distributed into a completely randomized design in a 4 × 3 factorial arrangement, including four genetic groups and three concentrations of dietary probiotic (0, 200 and 400 g/t feed). The utilized probiotic contained 4 × 10(9)  colony-forming units/g of Bacillus subtilis. Jabali local breed (J), imported Spanish V-line (V) and their crossbreds (¼J¾V and ¾J¼V) were included in the current study...
May 22, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542621/enzymatic-activity-necessary-to-restore-the-lethality-due-to-escherichia-coli-rnase-e-deficiency-is-distributed-among-bacteria-lacking-rnase-e-homologues
#18
Masaru Tamura, Daisuke Kageyama, Naoko Honda, Hirofumi Fujimoto, Atsushi Kato
Escherichia coli RNase E (Eco-RNase E), encoded by rne (Eco-rne), is considered the global RNA decay initiator. Although Eco-RNase E is an essential gene product in E. coli, some bacterial species, such as Bacillus subtilis, do not possess Eco-RNase E sequence homologues. B. subtilis instead possesses RNase J1/J2 (Bsu-RNase J1/J2) and RNase Y (Bsu-RNase Y) to execute RNA decay. Here we found that E. coli lacking the Eco-rne gene (Δrne E. coli) was viable conditional on M9 minimal media by introducing Bsu-RNase J1/J2 or Bsu-RNase Y...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542497/the-structural-basis-of-a-high-affinity-atp-binding-%C3%AE%C2%B5-subunit-from-a-bacterial-atp-synthase
#19
Alexander Krah, Yasuyuki Kato-Yamada, Shoji Takada
The ε subunit from bacterial ATP synthases functions as an ATP sensor, preventing ATPase activity when the ATP concentration in bacterial cells crosses a certain threshold. The R103A/R115A double mutant of the ε subunit from thermophilic Bacillus PS3 has been shown to bind ATP two orders of magnitude stronger than the wild type protein. We use molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculations to derive the structural basis of the high affinity ATP binding to the R103A/R115A double mutant. Our results suggest that the double mutant is stabilized by an enhanced hydrogen-bond network and fewer repulsive contacts in the ligand binding site...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542493/the-in-vivo-structure-of-biological-membranes-and-evidence-for-lipid-domains
#20
Jonathan D Nickels, Sneha Chatterjee, Christopher B Stanley, Shuo Qian, Xiaolin Cheng, Dean A A Myles, Robert F Standaert, James G Elkins, John Katsaras
Examining the fundamental structure and processes of living cells at the nanoscale poses a unique analytical challenge, as cells are dynamic, chemically diverse, and fragile. A case in point is the cell membrane, which is too small to be seen directly with optical microscopy and provides little observational contrast for other methods. As a consequence, nanoscale characterization of the membrane has been performed ex vivo or in the presence of exogenous labels used to enhance contrast and impart specificity...
May 2017: PLoS Biology
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