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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094982/bacterial-genome-editing-via-a-designed-toxin-antitoxin-cassette
#1
Jie Wu, Aihua Deng, Qinyun Sun, Hua Bai, Zhaopeng Sun, Xiuling Shang, Yun Zhang, Qian Liu, Yong Liang, Shuwen Liu, Yongsheng Che, Tingyi Wen
Manipulating the bacterial genomes in an efficient manner is essential to biological and biotechnological research. Despite usage of various modules for genomic editing with counter-selectable markers including the toxin genes, an easy-to-use and highly designable toxin-antitoxin (TA) cassette without causing any leakages is urgently needed for efficient genome editing of the Gram-positive bacteria. Here, we reprogramed the bacterial TA systems as a toxin counter-selectable cassette regulated by an antitoxin switch (TCCRAS) for genetic modifications in the extensively studied and utilized Gram-positive bacteria, B...
January 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092002/adaptation-of-primocane-fruiting-raspberry-plants-to-environmental-factors-under-the-influence-of-bacillus-strains-in-western-siberia
#2
Anatoly A Belyaev, Margarita V Shternshis, Nina S Chechenina, Tatyana V Shpatova, Anastasya A Lelyak
In geographical locations with a short vegetative season and continental climate that include Western Siberia, growing primocane fruiting raspberry varieties becomes very important. However, it is necessary to help the plants to overcome the environmental stress factors. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the pre-planting treatment of primocane fruiting raspberry root system with Bacillus strains on the following plant development under variable environmental conditions. In 2012, Bacillus subtilis RCAM В-10641, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens RCAM В-10642, and Bacillus licheniformis RCAM В-10562 were used for inoculating the root system of primocane fruiting raspberry cultivar Nedosyagaemaya before planting...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090278/isolation-and-identification-of-phyllospheric-bacteria-possessing-antimicrobial-activity-from-astragalus-obtusifolius-prosopis-juliflora-xanthium-strumarium-and-hippocrepis-unisiliqousa
#3
Zohreh Mazinani, Marzieh Zamani, Soroush Sardari
BACKGROUND: The widespread utilization of antimicrobial compounds has caused emergence of resistant microorganisms in the world. Hence, the research to probe the products with antimicrobial features has led to finding natural habitats and discovering new pharmaceutical products. METHODS: In this study, an attempt was made to explore the niche of novel habitat to isolate pyllospheric bacteria from the above ground parts (stems and leaves) of Astragalus obtusifolius, Prosopis juliflora, Xanthium strumarium, and Hippocrepis unisiliqousa to evaluate their antimicrobial features...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088521/signal-peptidase-i-processed-secretory-signal-sequences-selection-for-and-against-specific-amino-acids-at-the-second-position-of-mature-protein
#4
Yaramah M Zalucki, Michael P Jennings
Signal peptides direct proteins from the cytoplasm to the periplasm. These N-terminal peptides are cleaved upon entry to the periplasm by either signal peptidase I, or signal peptidase II for lipoproteins. Signal peptidase I is a serine protease that has either a serine-lysine or serine-histidine catalytic dyad present in the active site. The recognition site for signal peptide cleavage by signal peptidase I has been defined primarily by an Ala-X-Ala motif at the C-terminal end of the signal peptide, one amino acid away from the cleavage site...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088132/expression-and-secretion-of-cyan-fluorescent-protein-cfp-in-b-subtilis-using-the-chitinase-promoter-from-bacillus-pumilus-sg2
#5
Abbas Shali, Garshasb Rigi, Majid Pornour, Gholamreza Ahmadian
Background: Improved cyan fluorescent protein (ICFP) is a monochromic, green fluorescent protein (GFP) derivative produced by Aequorea macrodactyla in a process similar to GFP. This protein has strong absorption spectra at wavelengths 426-446 nm. ICFP can be used in cell, organelle or intracellular protein labeling, investigating the protein-protein interactions as well as assessing the promoter activities. Methods: In our previous study, the promoters of two chitinases (ChiS and ChiL) from Bacillus pumilus SG2 were assessed in B...
15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075389/control-of-initiation-of-dna-replication-in-bacillus-subtilis-and-escherichia-coli
#6
REVIEW
Katie H Jameson, Anthony J Wilkinson
Initiation of DNA Replication is tightly regulated in all cells since imbalances in chromosomal copy number are deleterious and often lethal. In bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, at the point of cytokinesis, there must be two complete copies of the chromosome to partition into the daughter cells following division at mid-cell during vegetative growth. Under conditions of rapid growth, when the time taken to replicate the chromosome exceeds the doubling time of the cells, there will be multiple initiations per cell cycle and daughter cells will inherit chromosomes that are already undergoing replication...
January 10, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070331/effects-of-bacillus-subtilis-csl2-on-the-composition-and-functional-diversity-of-the-faecal-microbiota-of-broiler-chickens-challenged-with-salmonella-gallinarum
#7
Ju Kyoung Oh, Edward Alain B Pajarillo, Jong Pyo Chae, In Ho Kim, Dong Soo Yang, Dae-Kyung Kang
BACKGROUND: The chicken gastrointestinal tract contains a diverse microbiota whose composition and structure play important roles in gut functionality. In this study, microbial shifts resulting from feed supplementation with Bacillus subtilis CSL2 were evaluated in broilers challenged and unchallenged with Salmonella Gallinarum. To analyse bacterial community composition and functionality, 454 GS-FLX pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons was performed. RESULTS: The Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology (QIIME) pipeline was used to analyse changes in the faecal microbiota over a 24-h period...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069823/identification-of-a-residue-glu60-in-trap-required-for-inducing-efficient-transcription-termination-at-the-trp-attenuator-independent-of-binding-tryptophan-and-rna
#8
Natalie M McAdams, Andrea Patterson, Paul Gollnick
Transcription of the tryptophan (trp) operon in Bacillus subtilis is regulated by an attenuation mechanism. Attenuation is controlled by the trp RNA-binding attenuation protein (TRAP). TRAP binds to a site in the 5' leader region of the nascent trp transcript in response to the presence of excess intracellular tryptophan. This binding induces transcription termination upstream of the structural genes of the operon. In prior attenuation models, the role of TRAP was only to alter the secondary structure of the leader region RNA so as to promote formation of the trp attenuator, which was presumed to function as an intrinsic terminator...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069469/an-improved-protocol-for-harvesting-bacillus-subtilis-colony-biofilms
#9
Felix Matthias Fuchs, Adam Driks, Peter Setlow, Ralf Moeller
Bacterial biofilms cause severe problems in medicine and industry due to the high resistance to disinfectants and environmental stress of organisms within biofilms. Addressing challenges caused by biofilms requires full understanding of the underlying mechanisms for bacterial resistance and survival in biofilms. However, such work is hampered by a relative lack of systems for biofilm cultivation that are practical and reproducible. To address this problem, we developed a readily applicable method to culture Bacillus subtilis biofilms on a membrane filter...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064315/-activation-of-biosynthesis-of-guanyl-specific-ribonuclease-secreted-by-bacillus-circulans-under-salt-stress
#10
M A Kharitonova, L V Kipenskaya, O N Ilinskaya
The gene transcription of guanyl-specific ribonucleases (RNases), which provide available phosphate to cells of Bacillus, is controlled by the signal transduction system PhoP-PhoR. However, the biosynthesis of B. circulans RNase does not depend on the signal-transduction regulatory proteins of Pho regulon. It has been found that raising the salt molar concentration in culture medium increases the level of extracellular guanyl-specific ribonuclease Bci synthesized by B. circulans. Sequences homologous to the binding sites of the regulatory protein DegU were found in RNase Bci promoter...
November 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062973/recent-progress-in-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-display-concept-progress-and-future
#11
REVIEW
He Wang, Yunxiang Wang, Ruijin Yang
With the increased knowledge on spore structure and advances in biotechnology engineering, the newly developed spore-surface display system confers several inherent advantages over other microbial cell-surface display systems including enhanced stability and high safety. Bacillus subtilis is the most commonly used Bacillus species for spore-surface display. The expression of heterologous antigen or protein on the surface of B. subtilis spores has now been practiced for over a decade with noteworthy success...
January 6, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056438/antibacterial-and-anti-biofilm-efficacy-of-fluoropolymer-coating-by-a-2-3-5-6-tetrafluoro-p-phenylenedimethanol-structure
#12
Qian Bao, Norihito Nishimura, Hirotoshi Kamata, Kentaro Furue, Yuki Ono, Masaaki Hosomi, Akihiko Terada
Fluorinated polymers generally function as antibacterial agents, but their anti-biofilm effect remains unresolved. This study investigates the efficacy of fluoropolymers containing 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-p-phenylenedimethanol (TFPDM) in preventing biofilm formation by Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli (Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species). To this end, TFPDM-based acrylate and epoxy polymers (AF and EF, respectively) and their structural analogues without TFPDM (A and E, respectively) were synthesized...
December 15, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045164/bicyclic-enol-cyclocarbamates-inhibit-penicillin-binding-proteins
#13
Paul Dockerty, Jerre G Edens, Menno B Tol, Danae Morales Angeles, Arnau Domenech, Yun Liu, Anna K H Hirsch, Jan-Willem Veening, Dirk-Jan Scheffers, Martin D Witte
Natural products form attractive leads for the development of chemical probes and drugs. The antibacterial lipopeptide Brabantamide A contains an unusual enol cyclocarbamate and we used this scaffold as inspiration for the synthesis of a panel of enol cyclocarbamate containing compounds. By equipping the scaffold with different groups, we identified structural features that are essential for antibacterial activity. Some of the derivatives block incorporation of hydroxycoumarin carboxylic acid-amino d-alanine into the newly synthesized peptidoglycan...
January 3, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043209/bacillus-subtilis-iolu-encodes-an-additional-nadp-dependent-scyllo-inositol-dehydrogenase
#14
Dong-Min Kang, Kosei Tanaka, Shinji Takenaka, Shu Ishikawa, Ken-Ichi Yoshida
Bacillus subtilis genes iolG, iolW, iolX, ntdC, yfiI, yrbE, yteT, and yulF belong to the Gfo/Idh/MocA family. The functions of iolG, iolW, iolX, and ntdC are known; however, the functions of the others are unknown. We previously reported the B. subtilis cell factory simultaneously overexpressing iolG and iolW to achieve bioconversion of myo-inositol (MI) into scyllo-inositol (SI). YulF shares a significant similarity with IolW, the NADP(+)-dependent SI dehydrogenase. Transcriptional abundance of yulF did not correlate to that of iol genes involved in inositol metabolism...
January 3, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039791/phyllanthus-emblica-seed-extract-mediated-synthesis-of-pdnps-against-antibacterial-heamolytic-and-cytotoxic-studies
#15
Murugesan Dinesh, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan, Chinnadurai Immanuel Selvaraj, Prabhakarn Arunachalam
Ecofriendly synthesis of Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) were achieved using Phyllanthus emblica (P. emblica) seeds as reducing agent. Further the ecofriendly synthesized PdNPs were subjected for various analytical techniques like UV-Vis, FT-IR, XRD, Zeta potential, SEM and TEM. The results indicated that green synthesized PdNPs were spherical in shape with average particle size of 28±2nm with moderate stability. Further the synthesized PdNPs and extract were subjected for its antibacterial studies against various disease causing pathogens by agar well diffusion method...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034835/comparative-evaluation-of-dietary-probiotics-bacillus-subtilis-wb60-and-lactobacillus-plantarum-kctc3928-on-the-growth-performance-immunological-parameters-gut-morphology-and-disease-resistance-in-japanese-eel-anguilla-japonica
#16
Seunghan Lee, Kumar Katya, Youngjin Park, Seonghun Won, Minji Seong, Ali Hamidoghli, Sungchul C Bai
The current experiment was conducted to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two different probiotics Bacillus subtilis WB60 and Lactobacillus plantarum KCTC3928 in diet of Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica. Seven experimental diets were formulated to contain no probiotics (CON), three graded levels of B. subtilis at 10(6) (BS1), 10(7) (BS2), 10(8) (BS3) and L. plantarum at 10(6) (LP1), 10(7) (LP2), 10(8) (LP3) CFU/g diet. Twenty fish averaging 8.29 ± 0.06 g were distributed in to 21 aquaria and were randomly assigned to one of the experimental diets in triplicate groups...
December 26, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032538/alkalicoccus-halolimnae-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-moderately-halophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-a-salt-lake-and-reclassification-of-bacillus-saliphilus-as-alkalicoccus-saliphilus-comb-nov
#17
Baisuo Zhao, Weidong Lu, Shanshan Zhang, Kang Liu, Yanchun Yan, Jun Li
A Gram-stain-positive, cocci-shaped, non-spore-forming, and moderately halophilic bacterium, designed BZ-SZ-XJ29T, was isolated from a salt lake of China. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, the most closely phylogenetic relatives were Bacillus saliphilus 6AGT (97.3 %) and other five Bacillus species (95.4-96.3 %). However, it shared only 89.5 % with Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis DSM 10T, indicating that this isolate might not be a member of Bacillus genus. The genomic DNA G+C content was 40...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025501/ameliorating-effects-of-bacillus-subtilis-ansb060-on-growth-performance-antioxidant-functions-and-aflatoxin-residues-in-ducks-fed-diets-contaminated-with-aflatoxins
#18
Liyuan Zhang, Qiugang Ma, Shanshan Ma, Jianyun Zhang, Ru Jia, Cheng Ji, Lihong Zhao
Bacillus subtilis ANSB060 isolated from fish gut is very effective in detoxifying aflatoxins in feed and feed ingredients. The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of B. subtilis ANSB060 on growth performance, body antioxidant functions, and aflatoxin residues in ducks fed moldy maize naturally contaminated with aflatoxins. A total of 1500 18-d-old male Cherry Valley ducks with similar body weight were randomly assigned to five treatments with six replicates of 50 ducks per repeat. The experiment design consisted of five dietary treatments labeled as C0 (basal diet containing 60% normal maize), M0 (basal diet containing 60% moldy maize contaminated with aflatoxins substituted for normal maize), M500, M1000, and M2000 (M0 +500, 1000 or 2000 g/t aflatoxin biodegradation preparation mainly consisted of B...
December 22, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024528/tpp-riboswitch-characterization-in-alishewanella-tabrizica-and-alishewanella-aestuarii-and-comparison-with-other-tpp-riboswitches
#19
Elnaz Mehdizadeh Aghdam, Malte Sinn, Vahideh Tarhriz, Abolfazl Barzegar, Jörg S Hartig, Mohammad Saeid Hejazi
Riboswitches are located in non-coding areas of mRNAs and act as sensors of cellular small molecules, regulating gene expression in response to ligand binding. The TPP riboswitch is the most widespread riboswitch occurring in all three domains of life. However, it has been rarely characterized in environmental bacteria other than Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. In this study, TPP riboswitches located in the 5' UTR of thiC operon from Alishewanella tabrizica and Alishewanella aestuarii were identified and characterized...
January 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024334/functionalized-nano-mos2-with-peroxidase-catalytic-and-near-infrared-photothermal-activities-for-safe-and-synergetic-wound-antibacterial-applications
#20
Wenyan Yin, Jie Yu, Fengting Lv, Liang Yan, Li Rong Zheng, Zhanjun Gu, Yuliang Zhao
We have developed a biocompatible antibacterial system based on polyethylene glycol functionalized molybdenum disulfide nanoflowers (PEG-MoS2 NFs). The PEG-MoS2 NFs have high near-infrared (NIR) absorption and peroxidase-like activity, which can efficiently catalyze decomposition of low concentration of H2O2 to generate hydroxyl radicals (·OH). The conversion of H2O2 into ·OH can avoid the toxicity of high concentration of H2O2 and the ·OH has higher antibacterial activity, making resistant bacteria more vulnerable and wounds more easily cured...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
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