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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820904/parametric-studies-of-metabolic-cooperativity-in-escherichia-coli-colonies-strain-and-geometric-confinement-effects
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Joseph R Peterson, John A Cole, Zaida Luthey-Schulten
Characterizing the complex spatial and temporal interactions among cells in a biological system (i.e. bacterial colony, microbiome, tissue, etc.) remains a challenge. Metabolic cooperativity in these systems can arise due to the subtle interplay between microenvironmental conditions and the cells' regulatory machinery, often involving cascades of intra- and extracellular signalling molecules. In the simplest of cases, as demonstrated in a recent study of the model organism Escherichia coli, metabolic cross-feeding can arise in monoclonal colonies of bacteria driven merely by spatial heterogeneity in the availability of growth substrates; namely, acetate, glucose and oxygen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820897/persistent-infection-due-to-a-small-colony-variant-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-leads-to-pd-1-upregulation-on-circulating-immune-cells-and-mononuclear-infiltration-in-viscera-of-experimental-balb-c-mice
#2
Jia-Xiang See, Samudi Chandramathi, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Jamuna Vadivelu, Esaki M Shankar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease endemic across South East Asia and Northern Australia. The etiological agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B.pseudomallei), is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium residing in the soil and muddy water across endemic regions of the tropical world. The bacterium is known to cause persistent infections by remaining latent within host cells for prolonged duration. Reactivation of the recrudescent disease often occurs in elders whose immunity wanes...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820099/hymenobacter-pallidus-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-freshwater-fish-culture-pond
#3
Shih-Yi Sheu, Yi-Shu Li, Chiu-Chung Young, Wen-Ming Chen
A bacterial strain designated LYH-12T was isolated from a freshwater fish culture pond in Taiwan, ROC and characterized by taking a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain LYH-12T belonged to the genus Hymenobacter and was most closely related to Hymenobacter xinjiangensis X2-1gT and Hymenobacter rigui WPCB131T with a sequence similarity of 96.6 % and less than 96.5 % with other members of the genus. Cells of strain LYH-12T were Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile rods that were covered by large capsules and formed light pink-coloured colonies...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820098/mucilaginibacter-craterilacus-sp-nov-isolated-from-sediment-soil-of-a-crater-lake
#4
Keun Chul Lee, Kwang Kyu Kim, Mi Kyung Eom, Jong-Shik Kim, Dae-Shin Kim, Suk-Hyung Ko, Seung-Hoon Yang, Jung-Sook Lee
A novel bacterial strain, designated N60AT, was isolated from sediment soil of crater lake, Baekrokdam, Hallasan, Jeju, Republic of Korea. Cells of N60AT were Gram-reaction-negative, oxidase- and catalase-positive, non-motile rods and formed transparent white colonies on ten-fold diluted R2A agar. N60AT contained summed feature 3 (C16 : 1ω7c/C16 : 1ω6c), iso-C15 : 0 and iso-C17 : 0 3-OH as the major fatty acids and MK-7 as the predominant isoprenoid quinone. It contained phosphatidylethanolamine as the predominant polar lipid...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817943/-maldi-tof-ms-comparison-of-blood-culture-positive-bottle-pretreatment-kit
#5
Takenori Yamashita
Identification of bacteria of sepsis or bacteremia is a useful result for treatment policy. In recent years, bacterial identification has become possible from blood culture bottles by MALDI‒TOF, but it is not as accurate as bacterial identification from agar colonies. Blood culture pretreatment kit (MALDI Sepcityper Kit) is currently on sale from Bruker. However, the current situation has not reached good accuracy. This time, a new blood culture pretreatment kit appeared, so I studied. Up to now, the blood culture pretreatment kit was only MALDI Sepcityper Kit using enzyme digestion method...
August 15, 2017: JARMAM: Journal of the Association for Rapid Method and Automation in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816520/emergence-of-two-distinct-subpopulations-from-klebsiella-pneumoniae-grown-in-the-stimulated-microgravity-environment
#6
Haili Wang, Wenliang Li, Lixiao Gu, Xiaofang Gao, Bin Ni, Haiteng Deng, Ruifu Yang, Yanping Han
AIM: To isolate and characterize the two phenotypically distinct subpopulations from Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal cultures grown in the simulate microgravity environment. MATERIALS & METHODS: Here clonal culture of K. pneumoniae strain ATCC BAA-1705 was grown within a vertically rotating wall vessel bioreactor. Microscopic, colony staining, biofilm assays and quantitative proteomics were used to define the features of subpopulations. RESULTS: Two subpopulations were isolated based on colony appearance and bacterial morphology and indicated the different capability of biofilm formation and antibiotics resistance...
August 17, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815300/holaphyllamine-a-steroid-is-able-to-induce-defense-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-increases-resistance-against-bacterial-infection
#7
Abderrakib Zahid, Rim Jaber, Ferdousse Laggoun, Arnaud Lehner, Isabelle Remy-Jouet, Olivier Pamlard, Sandra Beaupierre, Jérome Leprince, Marie-Laure Follet-Gueye, Maïté Vicré-Gibouin, Xavier Latour, Vincent Richard, Catherine Guillou, Patrice Lerouge, Azeddine Driouich, Jean-Claude Mollet
A chemical screen of plant-derived compounds identified holaphyllamine, a steroid, able to trigger defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana and improve resistance against the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato DC3000. A chemical screen of 1600 plant-derived compounds was conducted and allowed the identification of a steroid able to activate defense responses in A. thaliana at a concentration of 1 µM without altering growth. The identified compound is holaphyllamine (HPA) whose chemical structure is similar to steroid pregnanes of mammals...
August 16, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814284/effect-of-poly-hexamethylene-biguanide-hydrochloride-phmb-treated-non-sterile-medical-gloves-upon-the-transmission-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-carbapenem-resistant-e-coli-mrsa-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-contact-surfaces
#8
S Ali, A P R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Reduction of accidental contamination of the near-patient environment has potential to reduce acquisition of healthcare-associated infection(s). Although medical gloves should be removed when soiled or touching the environment, compliance is variable. The use of antimicrobial-impregnated medical gloves could reduce the horizontal-transfer of bacterial contamination between surfaces. AIM: Determine the activity of antimicrobial-impregnated gloves against common hospital pathogens: Streptococcus pyogenes, carbapenem-resistant E...
August 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811580/%C3%AE-eta-2-glycoprotein-i-protects-mice-against-gram-negative-septicaemia-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-manner
#9
Fatima El-Assaad, Miao Qi, Alice Kizny Gordon, Jian Qi, Shangwen Dong, Freda Passam, James Crofton Weaver, Bill Giannakopoulos, Steven Anthony Krilis
The immune responses of males and females to bacterial infections display differences. The mechanisms that underlie this sexual dimorphism are multifactorial. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) contributes to the pathogenesis of endotoxaemia. We have previously demonstrated that the plasma protein beta-2 glycoprotein-1 (β2GPI) reduces LPS-induced inflammation in male mice. In the present study using a more robust infection model of septicaemia the role of β2GPI is examined in both male and female wild type (WT) and β2GPI deficient (β2GPI(-/-)) mice challenged with Escherichia coli (E...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810708/bacteria-induced-morphogenesis-of-ulva-intestinalis-and-ulva-mutabilis-chlorophyta-a-contribution-to-the-lottery-theory
#10
Fatemeh Ghaderiardakani, Juliet C Coates, Thomas Wichard
The green marine macroalgae of the class Ulvophyceae (Ulvophytes) are common algae distributed worldwide particularly in intertidal areas, which play a key role in aquatic ecosystems. They are potentially valuable resources for food, animal feed and fuel but can also cause massive nuisance blooms. Members of Ulvaceae, like many other seaweeds, harbour a rich diversity of epiphytic bacteria with functions related to host growth and morphological development. In the absence of appropriate bacterially derived signals, germ cells of the genus Ulva develop into 'atypical' colonies consisting of undifferentiated cells with abnormal cell walls...
August 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809138/daejeonia-ginsenosidivorans-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-ginsenoside-transforming-bacterium-isolated-from-lake-water
#11
Muhammad Zubair Siddiqi, Gyu-Min Choi, Mi-Sun Kim, Wan-Taek Im
A Gram-stain-negative, oxidase- and catalase-positive, strictly aerobic, non-gliding bacterial strain, designated as NPT, was isolated from lake water and subjected to a taxonomic study using a polyphasic approach. Colonies of strain NP5T were light-yellow-coloured, circular with regular margins, and opaque. Cells were rods, 0.2-0.5 µm wide and 1.2-3.0 µm long. Strain NP5T possessed β-glycosidase activity, which was responsible for its ability to convert ginsenosides Rb1, Rc and Rd (three main active components of ginseng) to ginsenoside F2...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809137/paracoccus-mangrovi-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-mangrove
#12
Wen-Ming Chen, Yi-Shu Li, Chiu-Chung Young, Shih-Yi Sheu
A bacterial strain, designated gyp-1T, was isolated from a mangrove in Taiwan and characterized using the polyphasic taxonomic approach. Cells of gyp-1T were Gram-staining-negative, aerobic, poly-β-hydroxybutyrate-accumulating, non-motile, coccoid or short-rod-shaped and formed cream-coloured colonies. Growth occurred at 15-37 °C (optimum, 25-30 °C), at pH 5.5-7.0 (optimum, pH 6.0) and with 0-4 % NaCl (optimum, 1-2 %). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that gyp-1T represented a member of the genus Paracoccus and showed the highest levels of sequence similarity with respect to Paracoccus lutimaris HDM-25T (97...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806428/antibacterial-effect-of-provisional-cements-with-incorporated-polyethyleneimine-nanoparticles-an-in-vivo-study
#13
Inbal Ivgi, Ami Smidt, Nathan Zaltsman, Gilad Ben-Gal, Nurit Beyth
PURPOSE: Provisional restorations exhibit various degrees of microleakage when cemented. Incorporation of quaternized polyethyleneimine nanoparticles (QPEI) into provisional cements may be effective against bacteria in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine polymethylmethacrylate provisional restorations in human volunteers were evaluated after cementation with and without QPEI nanoparticles. Bacterial load in the provisional cement was assessed after 1 week of cementation...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803156/sequential-transition-of-the-injury-phenotype-temperature-dependent-survival-and-transcriptional-response-in-listeria-monocytogenes-following-lethal-h2o2-exposure
#14
Yoshitsugu Ochiai, Fumiya Yamada, Yuko Yoshikawa, Mariko Mochizuki, Takashi Takano, Ryo Hondo, Fukiko Ueda
The food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is present persistently in food processing environments, where this bacterium is exposed to various stress factors, including oxidative stress. This study aimed to elucidate the temperature-dependent response of L. monocytogenes to H2O2 exposure and the phenotypic changes in colony formation by H2O2-treated bacteria. Survival curves indicated an increase in the resistance to H2O2 in L. monocytogenes as the temperature decreased during the stress exposure procedure...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803028/novel-poly-l-lactide-graphene-oxide-films-with-improved-mechanical-flexibility-and-antibacterial-activity
#15
Zhijun Yang, Chen Sun, Liang Wang, Huixin Chen, Ji He, Yuan Chen
Poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) is a biocompatible polyester derived from renewable sources. It is desirable to reduce its brittleness and introduce antibacterial activity for biomedical applications by using graphene oxide (GO) as a structural and antibacterial agent. However, commonly used polymer/GO composite synthesis methods, such as physical mixing and covalent functionalization, either cause phase segregation or compromise the intrinsic properties of GO. Here, a novel approach is demonstrated to synthesize PLLA/GO films...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801371/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-may-increase-the-likelihood-of-lactose-and-sorbitol-but-not-fructose-intolerance-false-positive-diagnosis
#16
Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Dalal Hamouda, Olga Layfer, Olga Ashorov, Doron Boltin, Sigal Levy, Yaron Niv, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as a bacterial count of more than 10(5) colony-forming units per milliliter in duodenal aspirate. It shares many symptoms with carbohydrate intolerance, which makes the clinical distinction of the disorders difficult. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between a positive carbohydrate breath test and the presence of SIBO suggested by a positive lactulose hydrogen breath test. METHODS: The electronic database of the gastroenterology laboratory of a tertiary medical center was searched for all patients clinically tested for SIBO in 2012-2013 for whom previous results for lactose, fructose, and/or sorbitol breath test were available...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800825/efficacy-evaluation-of-a-new-water-sanitizer-for-increasing-the-shelf-life-of-southern-australian-king-george-whiting-and-tasmanian-atlantic-salmon-fillets
#17
Manouchehr Khazandi, Permal Deo, Sergio Ferro, Henrietta Venter, Hongfei Pi, Simon Crabb, Tony Amorico, Abiodun D Ogunniyi, Darren J Trott
The bacterial species and specific spoilage organisms associated with the Southern Australian King George Whiting (KGW) and Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon (TAS), and the efficacy of a HOCl-containing water-based sanitization product (Electro-Chemically Activated Solution, by ECAS4) in extending the shelf life of KGW and TAS fillets were evaluated. Fillets were washed with an ECAS4 solution containing either 45 ppm or 150 ppm of free chlorine and bacterial species enumerated on selective and non-selective media, followed by identification of pure isolates by 16 S rRNA gene sequencing...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800819/estimation-of-the-probability-of-bacterial-population-survival-development-of-a-probability-model-to-describe-the-variability-in-time-to-inactivation-of-salmonella-enterica
#18
Kento Koyama, Hidekazu Hokunan, Mayumi Hasegawa, Shuso Kawamura, Shigenobu Koseki
Despite the development of numerous predictive microbial inactivation models, a model focusing on the variability in time to inactivation for a bacterial population has not been developed. Additionally, an appropriate estimation of the risk of there being any remaining bacterial survivors in foods after the application of an inactivation treatment has not yet been established. Here, Gamma distribution, as a representative probability distribution, was used to estimate the variability in time to inactivation for a bacterial population...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800783/bioprospecting-saline-gradient-of-a-wildlife-sanctuary-for-bacterial-diversity-and-antimicrobial-activities
#19
Mara DeLuca, Riley King, Mustafa Morsy
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming a global crisis, causing death of thousands of people and significant economic impact. The discovery of novel antibiotics is crucial to saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. To address the antibiotic-resistant crisis, in collaboration the Small World Initiative, which aims to crowdsource novel antibiotic discovery, this study aimed to identify antimicrobial producing bacteria and bacterial diversity in the soil of the Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary, an inland area with a soil salt gradient...
August 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797757/micro-textured-films-for-reducing-microbial-colonization-in-a-clinical-setting
#20
Alon R Mendez, Thean Yen Tan, Hong Yee Low, Katja Holtta Otto, Helena Tan, Xiaojuan Khoo
Transmission of microbes in the hospital environment occurs frequently through human interactions with high touch surfaces such as patient beds and over-bed tables. Although stringent cleaning routines are implemented as a preventive measure to minimize transmission of microbes, it is desirable to have high touch surfaces made of anti-microbial materials. Physical texturing of solid surfaces offers a non-bactericidal approach to control the colonization of such surfaces by microbes. This study investigated the efficacy of micro-textured polycarbonate (PC) films in reducing bacterial load on over-bed tables in a hospital ward...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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