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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636319/green-catanionic-gemini-surfactant-lichenysin-mixture-improved-surface-antimicrobial-and-physiological-properties
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Albert Ruiz, Aurora Pinazo, Lourdes Pérez, Angeles Manresa, Ana M M Marqués
Catanionic surfactant mixtures form a wide variety of organized assemblies and aggregates with improved physicochemical and biological properties. The green catanionic mixture C3(CA)2:lichenysin (molar ratio 8:2) showed antimicrobial synergies against Yersinia enterocolitica, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Candida albicans. Flow cytometry and viability studies indicated that this catanionic mixture increases the probability of Y. enterocolitica (38.2%) and B. subtilis (17.1%) cells entering a viable but nonculturable state...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634804/biocontrol-of-the-wheat-pathogen-zymoseptoria-tritici-using-cyclic-lipopeptides-from-bacillus-subtilis
#2
Samara Mejri, Ali Siah, François Coutte, Maryline Magnin-Robert, Béatrice Randoux, Benoit Tisserant, François Krier, Philippe Jacques, Philippe Reignault, Patrice Halama
Innovation toward ecofriendly plant protection products compatible with sustainable agriculture and healthy food is today strongly encouraged. Here, we assessed the biocontrol activity of three cyclic lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis (mycosubtilin, M; surfactin, S; fengycin, F) and two mixtures (M + S and M + S + F) on wheat against Zymoseptoria tritici, the main pathogen on this crop. Foliar application of these biomolecules at a 100-mg L(-1) concentration on the wheat cultivars Dinosor and Alixan, 2 days before fungal inoculation, provided significant reductions of disease severity...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633894/synthesis-and-antibacterial-activity-of-5-methylphenanthridium-derivatives-as-ftsz-inhibitors
#3
Fang Liu, Henrietta Venter, Fangchao Bi, Susan J Semple, Jingru Liu, Chaobin Jin, Shutao Ma
5-Methylphenanthridium derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity and cell division inhibitory activity against various Gram-positive and -negative bacteria. Among them, compounds 5A2, 5B1, 5B2, 5B3, 5C1 and 5C2 displayed the best on-target antibacterial activity with an MIC value of 4µg/mL against B. subtilis ATCC9372 and S. pyogenes PS, showing over 2-fold better activity than sanguinarine. The SARs showed that the 5-methylphenanthridium derivatives with the alkyl side chains at the 2-postion, especially the straight alkyl side chains exerted better on-target antibacterial activity...
June 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631363/experimental-evolution-of-bacillus-subtilis
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REVIEW
Daniel R Zeigler, Wayne L Nicholson
The endospore-forming bacteria have persisted on earth perhaps 3Ga, leveraging the flexibility of their distinctive lifestyle to adapt to a remarkably wide range of environments. This process of adaptation can be investigated through the simple but powerful technique of laboratory evolution. Evolved strains can be analyzed by whole genome sequencing and an array of omics technologies. The intensively studied, genetically tractable endospore-former, Bacillus subtilis, is an ideal subject for laboratory evolution experiments...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629970/variation-analysis-of-bacterial-polyhydroxyalkanoates-production-using-saturated-and-unsaturated-hydrocarbons
#5
Saiqa Tufail, Sajida Munir, Nazia Jamil
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are efficient, renewable and environment friendly polymeric esters. These polymers are synthesized by a variety of microbes under stress conditions. This study was carried out to check the suitability of waste frying oil in comparison to other oils for economical bioplastic production. Six bacterial strains were isolated and identified as Bacillus cereus (KF270349), Klebsiella pneumoniae (KF270350), Bacillus subtilis (KF270351), Brevibacterium halotolerance (KF270352), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (KF270353), and Stenotrophomonas rhizoposid (KF270354) by ribotyping...
May 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624879/lc-ms-ms-proteomic-analysis-of-starved-bacillus-subtilis-cells-overexpressing-ribonucleotide-reductase-nrdef-implications-in-stress-associated-mutagenesis
#6
Karla Viridiana Castro-Cerritos, Adolfo Lopez-Torres, Armando Obregón-Herrera, Katarzyna Wrobel, Kazimierz Wrobel, Mario Pedraza-Reyes
The non-appropriate conditions faced by nutritionally stressed bacteria propitiate error-prone repair events underlying stationary-phase- or stress-associated mutagenesis (SPM). The genetic and molecular mechanisms involved in SPM have been deeply studied but the biochemical aspects of this process have so far been less explored. Previous evidence showed that under conditions of nutritional stress, non-dividing cells of strain B. subtilis YB955 overexpressing ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) exhibited a strong propensity to generate true reversions in the hisC952 (amber), metB5 (ochre) and leuC425 (missense) mutant alleles...
June 17, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624685/bacillus-subtilis-affects-mirnas-and-flavanoids-production-in-agrobacterium-tobacco-interaction
#7
Fahimeh Nazari, Naser Safaie, Bahram Mohammad Soltani, Masoud Shams-Bakhsh, Mohsen Sharifi
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a very destructive plant pathogen. Selection of effective biological agents against this pathogen depends on more insight into molecular plant defence responses during the biocontrol agent-pathogen interaction. Auxin as a phytohormone is a key contributor in pathogenesis and plant defence and accumulation of auxin transport carriers are accompanied by increasing in flavonoid and miRNAs concentrations during plant interactions with bacteria. The aim of this research was molecular analysis of Bacillus subtilis (ATCC21332) biocontrol effect against A...
June 10, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622602/assessment-of-the-phenolic-profile-antimicrobial-activity-and-oxidative-stability-of-transgenic-perilla-frutescens-l-overexpressing-tocopherol-methyltransferase-%C3%AE-tmt-gene
#8
Bimal Kumar Ghimire, Chang Yeon Yu, Ill-Min Chung
This study evaluated the effects of enhanced concentrations of α-tocopherol and phenolic compounds on the resistance and stability of Perilla oil in transgenic Perilla frutescens plants against various tested pathogenic bacteria by over-expressing the γ-tmt gene. The concentration of phenolic compounds in the non-transgenic samples was 9313.198 ± 18.887 μg g(-1) dry weight (DW), whereas the total concentration of the transgenic samples ranged from 9118.015 ± 18.822 to 10527.612 ± 20.411 μg g(-1) DW...
June 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622518/habits-of-highly-effective-biofilms-ion-signaling
#9
Elizabeth A Libby, Jonathan Dworkin
How do neighboring bacterial biofilms sense and communicate with each other? In a recent paper, Liu et al. (2017) demonstrate how electrical signaling allows communication of metabolic states between adjacent B. subtilis biofilms, providing a possible generalizable mechanism for communication in multispecies biofilms with interdependent metabolism.
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621923/capture-and-release-of-trna-by-the-t-loop-receptor-in-the-function-of-the-t-box-riboswitch
#10
Xianyang Fang, Malgorzata Michnicka, Yikan Zhang, Yun Xing Wang, Edward P Nikonowicz
In Gram-positive bacteria, the tRNA-dependent T-box riboswitch system regulates expression of amino acid biosynthetic and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase genes through a transcription attenuation mechanism. Binding of uncharged tRNA "closes" the switch, allowing transcription read-through. Structure studies of the 100 nt stem I domain reveal tRNA utilizes base pairing and stacking interactions to bind the stem, but little is known structurally about the 180 nt riboswitch core (stem I, stem III, and antiterminator stem) in complex with tRNA and the mechanism of coupling of the intermolecular binding domains crucial to T-box function...
June 16, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621106/a-rapid-and-efficient-screening-method-for-antibacterial-compound-producing-bacteria
#11
Sachithra Amarin Hettiarachchi, Su-Jin Lee, Youngdeuk Lee, Young-Kyung Kwon, Mahanama De Zoysa, Song Moon, Eunyoung Jo, Taeho Kim, Do-Hyung Kang, Soo-Jin Heo, Chulhong Oh
Antibacterial compounds are widely used in the treatment of human and animal diseases. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a rapid rise in the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria, making the development of new antibacterial compounds essential. This study is focused on developing a fast and easy method for identifying marine bacteria that produce antibiotic compounds. Eight randomly selected marine target bacteria species (Agrococcus terreus, Bacillus algicola, Mesoflavibacter zeaxanthinifaciens, Pseudoalteromonas flavipulchra, P...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619616/activity-independent-screening-of-secreted-proteins-using-split-gfp
#12
Andreas Knapp, Myriam Ripphahn, Kristina Volkenborn, Pia Skoczinski, Karl-Erich Jaeger
The large-scale industrial production of proteins requires efficient secretion, as provided, for instance, by the Sec system of Gram-positive bacteria. Protein engineering approaches to optimize secretion often require the screening of large libraries, e.g. comprising a target protein fused to many different signal peptides. Respective high-throughput screening methods are usually based on photometric or fluorimetric assays enabling fast and simple determination of enzymatic activities. Here, we report on an alternative method for quantification of secreted proteins based on the split GFP assay...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618987/synthesis-of-new-thiazolyl-coupled-pyrazoles-bearing-2-4-thiazolidinedionyl-pharmacophore-and-their-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-evaluation
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Lalit Khillare, Manisha Bhosle, Mahendra Bhalerao, Kiran Kharat, Ramrao Mane
BACKGROUND: 2, 4-Thiazolidinedione (TZD), pyrazole and thiazole heterocyclic rings exhibit wide range of pharmacological activities. Medicinal chemists use these heterocyclic moieties as scaffolds in drug designing and discovery. The existing medicaments, celecoxib and meloxicam, used for treating inflammation and pain are having, pyrazole and thiazole, respectively as a key scaffolds. Pyrazoles coupled with 2, 4-thiazolidinediones may display enhanced anti inflammatory activity. With this hope the title work was carried...
June 16, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617843/characterization-of-the-regulation-of-a-plant-polysaccharide-utilization-operon-and-its-role-in-biofilm-formation-in-bacillus-subtilis
#14
Cameron Habib, Yiyang Yu, Kevin Gozzi, Carly Ching, Moshe Shemesh, Yunrong Chai
The soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis is often found in association with plants in the rhizosphere. Previously, plant polysaccharides have been shown to stimulate formation of root-associated multicellular communities, or biofilms, in this bacterium, yet the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. A five-gene gan operon (ganSPQAB) in B. subtilis has recently been shown to be involved in utilization of the plant-derived polysaccharide galactan. Despite these findings, molecular details about the regulation of the operon and the role of the operon in biofilm formation remain elusive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616148/the-structural-assembly-switch-of-cell-division-protein-ftsz-probed-with-fluorescent-allosteric-inhibitors
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Marta Artola, Laura B Ruíz-Avila, Erney Ramírez-Aportela, R Fernando Martínez, Lidia Araujo-Bazán, Henar Vázquez-Villa, Mar Martín-Fontecha, María A Oliva, A Javier Martín-Galiano, Pablo Chacón, María L López-Rodríguez, José M Andreu, Sonia Huecas
FtsZ is a widely conserved tubulin-like GTPase that directs bacterial cell division and a new target for antibiotic discovery. This protein assembly machine cooperatively polymerizes forming single-stranded filaments, by means of self-switching between inactive and actively associating monomer conformations. The structural switch mechanism was proposed to involve a movement of the C-terminal and N-terminal FtsZ domains, opening a cleft between them, allosterically coupled to the formation of a tight association interface between consecutive subunits along the filament...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613417/batch-batch-stable-microbial-community-in-the-traditional-fermentation-process-of-huyumei-broad-bean-pastes
#16
Linjiang Zhu, Zihao Fan, Hui Kuai, Qi Li
During natural fermentation processes, a characteristic microbial community structure (MCS) is naturally formed, and it is interesting to know about its batch-batch stability. This issue was explored in a traditional semi-solid-state fermentation process of huyumei, a Chinese broad bean paste product. The results showed that this MCS mainly contained four aerobic Bacillus species (8 Log cfu g(-1) ), including B. subtilis, B. amyloliquefaciens, B. methylotrophicus, and B. tequilensis, and the facultative anaerobe B...
June 14, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608279/the-recombinant-fusion-protein-of-cholera-toxin-b-and-neutrophil-activating-protein-expressed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
#17
Hui Dong, Yanmei Huang, Shuwen Yao, Bingshao Liang, Yan Long, Yongqiang Xie, Jialiang Mai, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
The neutrophil-activating protein of Helicobacter pylori (HP-NAP) has been identified as a modulator with anti-Th2 inflammation activity, and cholera toxin B (CTB) is a mucosal adjuvant that can also induce antigen tolerance. In this study, we constructed a CTB-NAP fusion protein on the surface of Bacillus subtilis spore and evaluate the efficiency of oral administration of the recombinant CTB-NAP spores in preventing asthma in mice. Oral administration of recombinant CTB or CTB-NAP spores significantly decreased serum ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603613/solid-state-fermentation-of-corn-soybean-meal-mixed-feed-with-bacillus-subtilis-and-enterococcus-faecium-for-degrading-antinutritional-factors-and-enhancing-nutritional-value
#18
Changyou Shi, Yu Zhang, Zeqing Lu, Yizhen Wang
BACKGROUND: Corn and soybean meal (SBM) are two of the most common feed ingredients used in pig feeds. However, a variety of antinutritional factors (ANFs) present in corn and SBM can interfere with the bioavailability of nutrients and have negative health effects on the pigs. In the present study, two-stage fermentation using Bacillus subtilis followed by Enterococcus faecium was carried out to degrade ANFs and improve the nutritional quality of corn and SBM mixed feed. Furthermore, the microbial composition and in vitro nutrient digestibility of inoculated mixed feed were determined and compared those of the uninoculated controls...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603120/enzyme-inhibitory-antifungal-antibacterial-and-hemolytic-potential-of-various-fractions-of-colebrookia-oppositifolia
#19
Tauheeda Riaz, Muhammad Athar Abbasi, Azizur Rehman, Sabahat Zahra Siddiqui, Muhammad Shahid, Hina Fatima, Muhammad Ashraf, Syeda Abida Ejaz, Zahid Ghulam Rasool, Ghulam Hasan Abbasi
The purpose of the present investigation was to assess the enzyme inhibition, antifungal, antibacterial and hemolytic activities of various fractions of Colebrookia oppositifolia Smith. The MeOH extract of plant was dissolved in dist. water and partitioned with n-hexane, CHCl3, EtOAc and n-BuOH sequentially. Enzyme inhibition studies were done against four enzymes i.e. α-glucosidase, butyrylcholinesterase, acetyl cholinesterase and lipoxygenase. Ethyl acetate fraction possessed very good activity against α-glucosidase (IC50 57...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602685/isolation-and-characterization-of-antimicrobial-peptides-derived-from-bacillus-subtilis-e20-fermented-soybean-meal-and-its-use-for-preventing-vibrio-infection-in-shrimp-aquaculture
#20
Ann-Chang Cheng, Hsueh-Li Lin, Ya-Li Shiu, Yu-Chang Tyan, Chun-Hung Liu
Bacillus subtilis E20-fermented soybean meal (FSBM) was found to produce antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with great antimicrobial activity against Vibrio alginolyticus (VA) and V. parahaemolyticus (VP). Three AMPs were purified with a 5 kDa ultrafiltration, Sephadex G-15 column and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). The FSB-AMP, HTSKALLDMLKRLGK, identified by an RP-nano-ultrapure liquid chromatography (UPLC) electrospray ionization (ESI)-tandem mass spectroscopic (MS/MS) analysis exhibited the highest bactericidal activity against VA and VP compared to the others...
June 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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