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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097056/rhea-a-transparent-and-modular-r-pipeline-for-microbial-profiling-based-on-16s-rrna-gene-amplicons
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Ilias Lagkouvardos, Sandra Fischer, Neeraj Kumar, Thomas Clavel
The importance of 16S rRNA gene amplicon profiles for understanding the influence of microbes in a variety of environments coupled with the steep reduction in sequencing costs led to a surge of microbial sequencing projects. The expanding crowd of scientists and clinicians wanting to make use of sequencing datasets can choose among a range of multipurpose software platforms, the use of which can be intimidating for non-expert users. Among available pipeline options for high-throughput 16S rRNA gene analysis, the R programming language and software environment for statistical computing stands out for its power and increased flexibility, and the possibility to adhere to most recent best practices and to adjust to individual project needs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076690/effect-of-intermittent-aeration-strategies-on-treatment-performance-and-microbial-community-of-an-ifas-reactor-treating-municipal-wastewater
#2
Nitin Kumar Singh, Akansha Bhatia, Absar Ahmad Kazmi
This study investigated the effect of various intermittent aeration (IA) cycles, characterized by the ratio of non-aeration to aeration time, on organics and nutrient removal, and microbial communities in an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor treating municipal wastewater. Average effluent BOD, COD, TSS, TN and TP values were noted as 20, 50, 30, 12 and 1.5 mgL(-1), respectively in continuous aeration mode. A total of four operational conditions (run 1, continuous aeration; run 2, 150/30 min aeration on/off time; run 3, 120/60 min aeration on/off time; run 4, 90/60 min aeration on/off time) were investigated in IFAS reactor assessment...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029051/adherence-to-a-mediterranean-diet-influences-the-fecal-metabolic-profile-of-microbial-derived-phenolics-in-a-spanish-cohort-of-middle-age-and-older-people
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Isabel Gutiérrez-Díaz, Tania Fernández-Navarro, Nuria Salazar, Begoña Bartolome, Maria Victoria Moreno-Arribas, Enrique Juan de Andres-Galiana, Juan Luis Fernández-Martínez, Clara G de Los Reyes-Gavilan, Miguel Gueimonde, Sonia Gonzalez-Solares
Despite the evidence regarding the influence of certain polyphenol food sources on the metabolic profile in feces, the association between the different phenolics provided by the diet and the fecal phenolic profile has not been elucidated. In this study, the composition of phenolic metabolites in fecal solutions was analyzed by UPLC-ESI-MS/MS in 74 volunteers. This fecal phenolic profile showed a high interindividual variation of the different compounds analyzed, phenylacetic and phenylpropionic acids being the major classes of phenolic metabolites excreted in feces...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011597/exploring-the-methanogen-and-bacterial-communities-of-rumen-environments-solid-adherent-fluid-and-epimural
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Thijs De Mulder, Karen Goossens, Nico Peiren, Leen Vandaele, Annelies Haegeman, Caroline De Tender, Tom Ruttink, Tom Van de Wiele, Sam De Campeneere
The rumen microbiome occupies a central role in animal health and productivity. A better understanding of the rumen ecosystem is essential to increase productivity or decrease methane production. Samples were collected from the three main rumen environments: the solid adherent fraction, the liquid fraction and the epithelium. For the liquid and solid fraction, two alternative sample processing protocols were compared, resulting in a total of five sample types: crude solids (S), the eluted solid adherent fraction (Ad), free-living species in the crude rumen liquid (CRL), strained liquid samples (Lq) and epimural scrapings (Ep)...
December 22, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997146/silver-sink-effect-of-humic-acid-on-bacterial-surface-colonization-in-the-presence-of-silver-ions-and-nanoparticles
#5
Alex J Bertuccio, Robert D Tilton
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) released from consumer products may enter the environment and possibly harm microbial communities. Prior research showed that surface-adherent AgNPs inhibit bacterial surface colonization, a precursor to biofilm formation, only when planktonic bacterial inoculum concentrations are less than a threshold level ( Wirth and co-workers, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2016 , 467 , 17 - 27 ). This inoculum effect is due to a decrease in free silver ion concentration associated with sublethal binding to bacteria...
January 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996032/targeting-bacterial-adherence-inhibits-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-following-burn-injury
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Ryan M Huebinger, Daniel H Stones, Marcela de Souza Santos, Deborah L Carlson, Juquan Song, Diana Pereira Vaz, Emma Keen, Steven E Wolf, Kim Orth, Anne Marie Krachler
Classical antimicrobial drugs target proliferation and therefore place microbes under extreme selective pressure to evolve resistance. Alternative drugs that target bacterial virulence without impacting survival directly offer an attractive solution to this problem, but to date few such molecules have been discovered. We previously discovered a widespread group of bacterial adhesins, termed Multivalent Adhesion Molecules (MAMs) that are essential for initial binding of bacteria to host tissues and virulence...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983723/viruses-and-the-origin-of-microbiome-selection-and-immunity
#7
Steven D Quistad, Juris A Grasis, Jeremy J Barr, Forest L Rohwer
The last common metazoan ancestor (LCMA) emerged over half a billion years ago. These complex metazoans provided newly available niche space for viruses and microbes. Modern day contemporaries, such as cnidarians, suggest that the LCMA consisted of two cell layers: a basal endoderm and a mucus-secreting ectoderm, which formed a surface mucus layer (SML). Here we propose a model for the origin of metazoan immunity based on external and internal microbial selection mechanisms. In this model, the SML concentrated bacteria and their associated viruses (phage) through physical dynamics (that is, the slower flow fields near a diffusive boundary layer), which selected for mucin-binding capabilities...
December 16, 2016: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981504/isolation-identification-and-screening-of-potential-probiotic-bacteria-in-milk-from-south-african-saanen-goats
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Goitsemang Makete, Olayinka A Aiyegoro, Mapitsi S Thantsha
This study aimed to evaluate lactic acid bacteria isolates from Saanen goats' milk for probiotic attributes, thereby determining their potential as direct-fed microbials for goats. Isolates were identified using API 50CH system, 16S rDNA sequencing and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. All 17 isolates obtained were identified as Lactobacillus plantarum except one identified as Pediococcus acidilactici. Four isolates identified as L. plantarum (Accession numbers KJ026587...
December 15, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980034/qsec-inhibition-as-an-antivirulence-approach-for-colitis-associated-bacteria
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Michelle G Rooks, Patrick Veiga, Analise Z Reeves, Sydney Lavoie, Koji Yasuda, Yasunari Asano, Kazufumi Yoshihara, Monia Michaud, Leslie Wardwell-Scott, Carey Ann Gallini, Jonathan N Glickman, Nobuyuki Sudo, Curtis Huttenhower, Cammie F Lesser, Wendy S Garrett
Hosts and their microbes have established a sophisticated communication system over many millennia. Within mammalian hosts, this dynamic cross-talk is essential for maintaining intestinal homeostasis. In a genetically susceptible host, dysbiosis of the gut microbiome and dysregulated immune responses are central to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Previous surveys of stool from the T-bet(-/-)Rag2(-/-) IBD mouse model revealed microbial features that discriminate between health and disease states...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978817/evaluation-of-galleria-mellonella-larvae-for-studying-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-suis
#10
Nadya Velikova, Kevin Kavanagh, Jerry M Wells
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis is an encapsulated Gram-positive bacterium and the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in young pigs, resulting in considerable economic losses in the porcine industry. S. suis is considered an emerging zoonotic agent with increasing numbers of human cases over the last years. In the environment, both avirulent and virulent strains occur in pigs, with no evidence for consistent adapatation of virulent strains to the human host. Currently, there is an urgent need for a convenient, reliable and standardised animal model to rapidly assess S...
December 15, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959542/influence-of-fimbriae-on-bacterial-adhesion-and-viscoelasticity-and-correlations-of-the-two-properties-with-biofilm-formation
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Huabin Wang, Jonathan J Wilksch, Ligang Chen, Jason W H Tan, Richard A Strugnell, Michelle L Gee
The surface polymers of bacteria determine the ability of bacteria to adhere to a substrate for colonization, which is an essential step for a variety of microbial processes, such as biofilm formation and biofouling. Capsular polysaccharides and fimbriae are two major components on a bacterial surface, which are critical for mediating cell-surface interactions. Adhesion and viscoelasticity of bacteria are two major physical properties related to bacteria-surface interactions. In this study, we employed atomic force microscopy (AFM) to interrogate how the adhesion work and the viscoelasticity of a bacterial pathogen, Klebsiella pneumoniae, influence biofilm formation...
December 21, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932850/co-generation-of-hydrogen-and-power-current-pulses-from-supercapacitive-mfcs-using-novel-her-iron-based-catalysts
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Carlo Santoro, Francesca Soavi, Catia Arbizzani, Alexey Serov, Sadia Kabir, Kayla Carpenter, Orianna Bretschger, Plamen Atanassov
In this work, four different supercapacitive microbial fuel cells (SC-MFCs) with carbon brush as the anode and an air-breathing cathode with Fe-Aminoantipyrine (Fe-AAPyr) as the catalyst have been investigated using galvanostatic discharges. The maximum power (Pmax) obtained was in the range from 1.7 mW to 1.9 mW for each SC-MFC. This in-series connection of four SC-MFCs almost quadrupled Pmax to an operating voltage of 3025 mV and a Pmax of 8.1 mW, one of the highest power outputs reported in the literature...
December 1, 2016: Electrochimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920201/the-streptococcus-gordonii-adhesin-csha-binds-host-fibronectin-via-a-catch-clamp-mechanism
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Catherine R Back, Maryta N Sztukowska, Marisa Till, Richard J Lamont, Howard F Jenkinson, Angela H Nobbs, Paul R Race
Adherence of bacteria to biotic or abiotic surfaces is a prerequisite for host colonization and represents an important step in microbial pathogenicity. This attachment is facilitated by bacterial adhesins at the cell surface. Due to their size and often elaborate multi-domain architectures, these polypeptides represent challenging targets for detailed structural and functional characterization. The multifunctional fibrillar adhesin CshA, which mediates binding to both host molecules and other microorganisms, is an important determinant of colonisation by Streptococcus gordonii, an oral commensal and opportunistic pathogen of animals and humans...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913666/against-the-tide-the-role-of-bacterial-adhesion-in-host-colonization
#14
REVIEW
Daniel Henry Stones, Anne Marie Krachler
Evolving under the constant exposure to an abundance of diverse microbial life, the human body has developed many ways of defining the boundaries between self and non-self. Many physical and immunological barriers to microbial invasion exist, and yet bacteria have found a multitude of ways to overcome these, initiate interactions with and colonize the human host. Adhesion to host cells and tissues is a key feature allowing bacteria to persist in an environment under constant flux and to initiate transient or permanent symbioses with the host...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862685/topical-application-of-probiotics-in-skin-adhesion-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-in%C3%A2-vitro-assays
#15
E G Lopes, D A Moreira, P Gullón, B Gullón, A Cardelle-Cobas, F K Tavaria
AIMS: When skin dysbiosis occurs as a result of skin disorders, probiotics can act as modulators, restoring microbial balance. Several properties of selected probiotics were evaluated so that their topical application could be considered. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adhesion, antimicrobial, quorum sensing and antibiofilm assays were carried out with several probiotic strains and tested against selected skin pathogens. All tested strains displayed significant adhesion to keratin...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833605/lactobacillus-fermentum-atcc-23271-displays-in-vitro-inhibitory-activities-against-candida-spp
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Monique S do Carmo, Francisca M F Noronha, Mariana O Arruda, Ênnio P da Silva Costa, Maria R Q Bomfim, Andrea S Monteiro, Thiago A F Ferro, Elizabeth S Fernandes, Jorge A Girón, Valério Monteiro-Neto
Lactobacilli are involved in the microbial homeostasis in the female genital tract. Due to the high prevalence of many bacterial diseases of the female genital tract and the resistance of microorganisms to various antimicrobial agents, alternative means to control these infections are necessary. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the probiotic properties of well-characterized Lactobacillus species, including L. acidophilus (ATCC 4356), L. brevis (ATCC 367), L. delbrueckii ssp. delbrueckii (ATCC 9645), L. fermentum (ATCC 23271), L...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818340/impact-of-oral-and-waterborne-administration-of-rhamnolipids-on-the-susceptibility-of-channel-catfish-ictalurus-punctatus-to-flavobacterium-columnare-infection
#17
Dongdong Zhang, Benjamin H Beck, Miles Lange, Honggang Zhao, Wilawan Thongda, Zhi Ye, Chao Li, Eric Peatman
Flavobacterium columnare is the causative agent of columnaris disease and causes tremendous morbidity and mortality of farmed fish globally. Previously, we identified a potential lectin-mediator (a rhamnose-binding lectin; RBL1a) of F. columnare adhesion and showed higher RBL1a expression in susceptible channel catfish under basal conditions and following infection. Exposure of challenged fish to the carbohydrate ligand l-rhamnose just prior to a challenge substantially decreased columnaris mortality and pathogen adherence via the down-regulation of RBL1a...
November 3, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813248/application-of-a-low-polyphenol-or-low-ellagitannin-dietary-intervention-and-its-impact-on-ellagitannin-metabolism-in-men
#18
Kristen M Roberts, Elizabeth M Grainger, Jennifer M Thomas-Ahner, Alice Hinton, Junnan Gu, Ken Riedl, Yael Vodovotz, Ronney Abaza, Steven J Schwartz, Steven K Clinton
SCOPE: Plant polyphenols are widespread in the American diet, yet estimated intake is uncertain. We examine the application of the Polyphenol Explorer® (PED) to quantify polyphenol and ellagitannin (ET) intake of men with prostate cancer and tested the implementation of diets restricted in polyphenols or ETs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-four men enrolled in a 4-week trial were randomized to usual, low-polyphenol or low-ET diet. Estimated polyphenol and ET intakes were calculated from 3-day diet records utilizing the PED...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812526/evaluation-and-selection-of-bacillus-species-based-on-enzyme-production-antimicrobial-activity-and-biofilm-synthesis-as-direct-fed-microbial-candidates-for-poultry
#19
Juan D Latorre, Xochitl Hernandez-Velasco, Ross E Wolfenden, Jose L Vicente, Amanda D Wolfenden, Anita Menconi, Lisa R Bielke, Billy M Hargis, Guillermo Tellez
Social concern about misuse of antibiotics as growth promoters (AGP) and generation of multidrug-resistant bacteria have restricted the dietary inclusion of antibiotics in livestock feed in several countries. Direct-fed microbials (DFM) are one of the multiple alternatives commonly evaluated as substitutes of AGP. Sporeformer bacteria from the genus Bacillus have been extensively investigated because of their extraordinary properties to form highly resistant endospores, produce antimicrobial compounds, and synthesize different exogenous enzymes...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803507/role-of-atypical-bacteria-in-hospitalized-patients-with-nursing-home-acquired-pneumonia
#20
Laura Meyer-Junco
Background: Nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) has been identified as one of the leading causes of mortality and hospitalization for long-term care residents. However, current and previous pneumonia guidelines differ on the appropriate management of NHAP in hospitalized patients, specifically in regard to the role of atypical bacteria such as Chlamydiae pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella. Objectives: The purpose of this review is to evaluate clinical trials conducted in hospitalized patients with NHAP to determine the prevalence of atypical bacteria and thus the role for empiric antibiotic coverage of these pathogens in NHAP...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
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