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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635589/regulation-of-escherichia-coli-pathogenesis-by-alternative-sigma-factor-n
#1
James T Riordan, Avishek Mitra
σ(N) (also σ(54)) is an alternative sigma factor subunit of the RNA polymerase complex that regulates the expression of genes from many different ontological groups. It is broadly conserved in the Eubacteria with major roles in nitrogen metabolism, membrane biogenesis, and motility. σ(N) is encoded as the first gene of a five-gene operon including rpoN (σ(N)), ptsN, hpf, rapZ, and npr that has been genetically retained among species of Escherichia, Shigella, and Salmonella. In an increasing number of bacteria, σ(N) has been implicated in the control of genes essential to pathogenic behavior, including those involved in adherence, secretion, immune subversion, biofilm formation, toxin production, and resistance to both antimicrobials and biological stressors...
June 2017: EcoSal Plus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629077/effects-of-the-surface-modification-of-polyurethane-substrates-on-genotoxicity-and-blood-activation-processes
#2
Roman Major, Hanna Plutecka, Anna Gruszczynska, Juergen M Lackner, Boguslaw Major
The aim of this study was to determine the mutagenic and thrombogenic potential of a material composed of a thin coating deposited on a polymeric substrate. In this work, a surface was modified in a manner that would mimic the function of cellular niches. Finally, the surfaces should actively capture and differentiate progenitor cells from the blood stream. Thin films with 10 to 500nm thicknesses were deposited by unbalanced, pulsed DC magnetron sputtering on smooth polyurethane. Such high energy conditions led to a stiffening of the polymer surface layers by pseudodiffusion during the initial stages of film growth...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624999/in-vitro-biotransformation-safety-and-chemopreventive-action-of-novel-8-methoxy-purine-2-6-dione-derivatives
#3
Małgorzata Anna Marć, Enrique Domínguez-Álvarez, Karolina Słoczyńska, Paweł Żmudzki, Grażyna Chłoń-Rzepa, Elżbieta Pękala
Metabolic stability, mutagenicity, antimutagenicity, and the ability to scavenge free radicals of four novel 8-methoxy-purine-2,6-dione derivatives (compounds 1-4) demonstrating analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties were determined. Metabolic stability was evaluated in Cunninghamella and microsomal models, mutagenic and antimutagenic properties were assessed using the Ames and the Vibrio harveyi tests, and free radical scavenging activity was evaluated with 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay...
June 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623341/metabolic-fingerprinting-of-bacteria-by-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy
#4
Arunima Bhattacharjee, Rupsa Datta, Enrico Gratton, Allon I Hochbaum
Bacterial populations exhibit a range of metabolic states influenced by their environment, intra- and interspecies interactions. The identification of bacterial metabolic states and transitions between them in their native environment promises to elucidate community behavior and stochastic processes, such as antibiotic resistance acquisition. In this work, we employ two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to create a metabolic fingerprint of individual bacteria and populations. FLIM of autofluorescent reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate), NAD(P)H, has been previously exploited for label-free metabolic imaging of mammalian cells...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607157/anaerobic-cysteine-degradation-and-potential-metabolic-coordination-in-salmonella-enterica-and-escherichia-coli
#5
Melissa Loddeke, Barbara Schneider, Tamiko Oguri, Iti Mehta, Zhenyu Xuan, Larry Reitzer
Salmonella enterica has two CutR-activated enzymes that degrade cysteine: the aerobic CdsH and an unidentified anaerobic enzyme; E. coli only has the latter. To identify the anaerobic enzyme, transcript profiling was performed from E. coli without cutR and with overexpressed cutR 37 genes showed at least a five-fold change in expression, and the cutPA (formerly yhaOM) operon had the greatest differential. Homology suggested that CutP and CutA are a cysteine transporter and an iron-sulfur-containing cysteine desulfidase, respectively...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604679/a-stabilized-microbial-ecosystem-of-self-limiting-bacteria-using-synthetic-quorum-regulated-lysis
#6
Spencer R Scott, M Omar Din, Philip Bittihn, Liyang Xiong, Lev S Tsimring, Jeff Hasty
Microbial ecologists are increasingly turning to small, synthesized ecosystems(1-5) as a reductionist tool to probe the complexity of native microbiomes(6,7). Concurrently, synthetic biologists have gone from single-cell gene circuits(8-11) to controlling whole populations using intercellular signalling(12-16). The intersection of these fields is giving rise to new approaches in waste recycling(17), industrial fermentation(18), bioremediation(19) and human health(16,20). These applications share a common challenge(7) well-known in classical ecology(21,22)-stability of an ecosystem cannot arise without mechanisms that prohibit the faster-growing species from eliminating the slower...
June 12, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565917/differences-in-carbon-source-utilization-of-salmonella-oranienburg-and-saintpaul-isolated-from-river-water
#7
Andrés Medrano-Félix, Mitzi Estrada-Acosta, Felipe Peraza-Garay, Nohelia Castro-Del Campo, Jaime Martínez-Urtaza, Cristóbal Chaidez
Long-term exposure to river water by non-indigenous micro-organisms such as Salmonella may affect metabolic adaptation to carbon sources. This study was conducted to determine differences in carbon source utilization of Salmonella Oranienburg and Salmonella Saintpaul (isolated from tropical river water) as well as the control strain Salmonella Typhimurium exposed to laboratory, river water, and host cells (Hep-2 cell line) growth conditions. Results showed that Salmonella Oranienburg and Salmonella Saintpaul showed better ability for carbon source utilization under the three growth conditions evaluated; however, S...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559487/a-toxin-involved-in-salmonella-persistence-regulates-its-activity-by-acetylating-its-cognate-antitoxin-a-modification-reversed-by-cobb-sirtuin-deacetylase
#8
Chelsey M VanDrisse, Anastacia R Parks, Jorge C Escalante-Semerena
Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems trigger the onset of a persister state by inhibiting essential cellular processes. The TacT toxin of Salmonella enterica is known to induce a persister state in macrophages through the acetylation of aminoacyl-tRNAs. Here, we show that the TacT toxin and the TacA antitoxin work as a complex that modulates TacT activity via the acetylation state of TacA. TacT acetylates TacA at residue K44, a modification that is removed by the NAD(+)-dependent CobB sirtuin deacetylase. TacA acetylation increases the activity of TacT, downregulating protein synthesis...
May 30, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554619/swarm-motility-inhibitory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-pomegranate-peel-processed-under-three-drying-conditions
#9
K M Maria John, Arvind A Bhagwat, Devanand L Luthria
During processing of ready-to-eat fresh fruits, large amounts of peel and seeds are discarded as waste. Pomegranate (Punicagranatum) peels contain high amounts of bioactive compounds which inhibit migration of Salmonella on wet surfaces. The metabolic distribution of bioactives in pomegranate peel, inner membrane, and edible aril portion was investigated under three different drying conditions along with the anti-swarming activity against Citrobacter rodentium. Based on the multivariate analysis, 29 metabolites discriminated the pomegranate peel, inner membrane, and edible aril portion, as well as the three different drying methods...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553268/global-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-response-of-salmonella-enteritidis-to-egg-white-exposure-reveals-multiple-egg-white-imposed-stress-responses
#10
Florence Baron, Sylvie Bonnassie, Mariah Alabdeh, Marie-Françoise Cochet, Françoise Nau, Catherine Guérin-Dubiard, Michel Gautier, Simon C Andrews, Sophie Jan
Chicken egg white protects the embryo from bacterial invaders by presenting an assortment of antagonistic activities that combine together to both kill and inhibit growth. The key features of the egg white anti-bacterial system are iron restriction, high pH, antibacterial peptides and proteins, and viscosity. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis is the major pathogen responsible for egg-borne infection in humans, which is partly explained by its exceptional capacity for survival under the harsh conditions encountered within egg white...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544771/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-host-epithelial-cells-infected-by-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#11
Linlu Qi, Mo Hu, Jiaqi Fu, Yanhua Liu, Mei Wu, Kaiwen Yu, Xiaoyun Liu
Systems-level analyses have the capability to offer new insight into host-pathogen interactions on the molecular level. Using Salmonella infection of host epithelial cells as a model system, we previously analyzed intracellular bacterial proteome as a window into pathogens' adaptations to their host environment (Infect. Immun. 2015; J. Proteome Res. 2017). Herein we extended our efforts to quantitatively examine protein expression of host cells during infection. In total, we identified more than 5,000 proteins with 194 differentially regulated proteins upon bacterial infection...
May 25, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539708/assessment-of-mexican-arnica-heterotheca-inuloides-cass-and-rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis-extracts-on-dopamine-and-selected-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-stomach-and-brain-of-salmonella-typhimurium-infected-rats
#12
David Calderón Guzmàn, Maribel Ortiz Herrera, Norma Osnaya Brizuela, Gerardo Barragàn Mejía, Ernestina Hernàndez García, Hugo Juàrez Olguín, Armando Valenzuela Peraza, Norma Labra Ruíz, Daniel Santamaría Del Angel
BACKGROUND: The effects of some natural products on dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) in brain of infected models are still unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of Mexican arnica/rosemary (MAR) water extract and oseltamivir on both biogenic amines and some oxidative biomarkers in the brain and stomach of young rats under infection condition. METHODS: Female Wistar rats (weight 80 g) in the presence of MAR or absence (no-MAR) were treated as follows: group 1, buffer solution (controls); oseltamivir (100 mg/kg), group 2; culture of Salmonella typhimurium (S...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526748/the-sialate-o-acetylesterase-esta-from-gut-bacteroidetes-species-enables-sialidase-mediated-cross-species-foraging-of-9-o-acetylated-sialoglycans
#13
Lloyd S Robinson, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
The gut harbors many symbiotic, commensal, and pathogenic microbes that engage in the breakdown and metabolism of host carbohydrates. Sialic acids are prominent outermost carbohydrates on mucins and protect underlying glycan chains from enzymatic degradation. Sialidases produced by some members of the colonic microbiota have been shown to promote the expansion of several potential pathogens (e.g. Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, Escherichia coli) that do not produce sialidases. O-acetyl ester modifications of sialic acids help resist the action of many sialidases and are found at high levels in the mammalian colon...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522713/amylases-and-their-importance-during-glycan-degradation-genome-sequence-release-of-salmonella-amylase-knockout-strains
#14
Narine Arabyan, Bihua C Huang, Bart C Weimer
Amylases catalyze the cleavage of α-d-1,4 and α-d-1,6-glycosidic bonds in starch and related carbohydrates. Amylases are widely distributed in nature and are important in carbohydrate metabolism. This is the release of four single and two double deletions in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2 that are important for glycan degradation during infection.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521016/influence-of-gsh-s-transferase-on-the-mutagenicity-induced-by-dichloromethane-and-1-2-dichloropropane
#15
Nozomi Akiba, Kazuhiro Shiizaki, Yoshitaka Matsushima, Osamu Endo, Kazuho Inaba, Yukari Totsuka
It has been suggested that dichloromethane (DCM) and 1,2-dichloropropane (DCP) are responsible for occupational cholangiocarcinoma. Dihaloalkanes are metabolically activated by GSH S-transferase theta1 (GSTT1) to yield products such as episulfonium ions. However, whether the GSTT1-mediated step of these dihaloalkanes is related to occupational cholangiocarcinoma is not known. In the present study, we investigated the influence of GSTT1 activation on the mutagenicity of DCM and 1,2-DCP using GSTT1-expressing Salmonella typhimurium TA100 (TA100-GST)...
May 17, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505496/inactivation-of-gram-bacteria-salmonella-enterica-by-chlorophyllin-based-photosensitization-mechanism-of-action-and-new-strategies-to-enhance-the-inactivation-efficiency
#16
Irina Buchovec, Viktorija Lukseviciūtė, Rita Kokstaite, Danute Labeikyte, Laura Kaziukonyte, Zivile Luksiene
This study is focused on the enhancement of susceptibility of Gram (-) bacteria S. enterica to chlorophyllin-based (Chl) photosensitization combining it with other antimicrobial tools. In order to find best combinations, the mechanism by which Chl-based photosensitization inactivates bacteria must be identified. Data confirmed that photosensitization (Chl 1.5×10(-5)M, for 1-120min, 405nm, 0-46.1J/cm(2)) reduced S. enterica population, just by 2.05 log (CFU/ml). Fluorimetric measurements indicated that just minor part of Chl was bound to Salmonella in suspension...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475631/a-systems-level-model-reveals-that-1-2-propanediol-utilization-microcompartments-enhance-pathway-flux-through-intermediate-sequestration
#17
Christopher M Jakobson, Danielle Tullman-Ercek, Marilyn F Slininger, Niall M Mangan
The spatial organization of metabolism is common to all domains of life. Enteric and other bacteria use subcellular organelles known as bacterial microcompartments to spatially organize the metabolism of pathogenicity-relevant carbon sources, such as 1,2-propanediol. The organelles are thought to sequester a private cofactor pool, minimize the effects of toxic intermediates, and enhance flux through the encapsulated metabolic pathways. We develop a mathematical model of the function of the 1,2-propanediol utilization microcompartment of Salmonella enterica and use it to analyze the function of the microcompartment organelles in detail...
May 5, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465515/salmonella-typhimurium-infection-reduces-schistosoma-japonicum-worm-burden-in-mice
#18
Xiaoyang Zhu, Lu Chen, Junfang Wu, Huiru Tang, Yulan Wang
Coinfection of microorganisms is a common phenomenon in humans and animals. In order to further our understanding of the progress of coinfection and the possible interaction between different pathogens, we have built a coinfection mouse model with Schistosoma japonicum and Salmonella typhimurium, and used this model to investigate the systemic metabolic and immune responses using NMR-based metabonomics and immunological techniques. Our results show that Salmonella typhimurium (ATCC14028) infection reduces the number of adult schistosomal worms and eggs, relieves symptoms of schistosomiasis and also abates the mortality of mice infected by Schistosoma japonicum...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461448/the-response-to-2-aminoacrylate-differs-in-e-coli-and-s-enterica-despite-shared-metabolic-components
#19
Andrew J Borchert, Diana M Downs
The metabolic network of an organism includes the sum total of the biochemical reactions present. In microbes, this network has an impeccable ability to sense and respond to perturbations caused by internal or external stimuli. The metabolic potential (i.e, network structure) of an organism is often drawn from the genome sequence, based on the presence of enzymes deemed to indicate specific pathways. Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica are members of the Enterobacteriaceae family of Gram-negative bacteria that share the majority of their metabolic components and regulatory machinery as the "core genome"...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443246/genetic-and-dietary-iron-overload-differentially-affect-the-course-of-salmonella-typhimurium-infection
#20
Manfred Nairz, Andrea Schroll, David Haschka, Stefanie Dichtl, Piotr Tymoszuk, Egon Demetz, Patrizia Moser, Hubertus Haas, Ferric C Fang, Igor Theurl, Günter Weiss
Genetic and dietary forms of iron overload have distinctive clinical and pathophysiological features. HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis is characterized by overwhelming intestinal iron absorption, parenchymal iron deposition, and macrophage iron depletion. In contrast, excessive dietary iron intake results in iron deposition in macrophages. However, the functional consequences of genetic and dietary iron overload for the control of microbes are incompletely understood. Using Hfe(+/+) and Hfe(-/-) mice in combination with oral iron overload in a model of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infection, we found animals of either genotype to induce hepcidin antimicrobial peptide expression and hypoferremia following systemic infection in an Hfe-independent manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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