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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924030/altered-regulation-of-the-diguanylate-cyclase-yaic-reduces-production-of-type-1-fimbriae-in-a-pst-mutant-of-uropathogenic-e-coli-cft073
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Sébastien Crépin, Gaëlle Porcheron, Sébastien Houle, Josée Harel, Charles M Dozois
The pst gene cluster encodes the phosphate specific transport system (Pst). Inactivation of the Pst system constitutively activates the two-component regulatory system PhoBR and attenuates virulence of pathogenic bacteria. In uropathogenic E. coli strain CFT073, attenuation by inactivation of pst is predominantly attributed to the decreased expression of type 1 fimbriae. However, the molecular mechanisms connecting the Pst system and type 1 fimbriae are unknown. To address this, a transposon library was constructed in the pst mutant, and clones were tested for a regain in type 1 fimbriae production...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910634/collaboration-between-distinct-rab-small-gtpase-trafficking-circuits-mediates-bacterial-clearance-from-the-bladder-epithelium
#2
Yuxuan Miao, Pradeep Bist, Jianxuan Wu, Qing Zhao, Qi-Jing Li, Ying Wan, Soman N Abraham
Rab small GTPases control membrane trafficking through effectors that recruit downstream mediators such as motor proteins. Subcellular trafficking typically involves multiple Rabs, with each specific step mediated by a distinct Rab protein. We describe a collaboration between two distinct Rab-protein-orchestrated trafficking circuits in bladder epithelial cells (BECs) that expels intracellular uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) from their intracellular niche. RAB11a and RAB27b and their trafficking circuitry are simultaneously involved in UPEC expulsion...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887442/targeting-deficiencies-in-the-tlr5-mediated-vaginal-response-to-treat-female-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection
#3
Ased S M Ali, Catherine Mowbray, Marcelo Lanz, Anna Stanton, Samantha Bowen, Claire L Varley, Paul Hilton, Karen Brown, Wendy Robson, Jennifer Southgate, Phillip D Aldridge, Alison Tyson-Capper, Soman Abraham, Robert S Pickard, Judith Hall
The identification of the host defence peptides as target effectors in the innate defence of the uro-genital tract creates new translational possibilities for immunomodulatory therapies, specifically vaginal therapies to treat women suffering from rUTI, particularly those carrying the TLR5_C1174T SNP. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a microbial disease reported worldwide. Women are particularly susceptible with many suffering debilitating recurrent (r) infections. Treatment is by antibiotics, but such therapy is linked to antibiotic resistance and re-infection...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882930/renal-scar-formation-and-kidney-function-following-antibiotic-treated-murine-pyelonephritis
#4
Patrick D Olson, Lisa K McLellan, Alice Liu, Kelleigh L Briden, Kristin M Tiemann, Allyssa L Daugherty, Keith A Hruska, David A Hunstad
We present a new preclinical model to study treatment, resolution, and sequelae of severe ascending pyelonephritis. Urinary tract infection (UTI), primarily caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), is a common disease in children. Severe pyelonephritis is the primary cause of acquired renal scarring in childhood, which may eventually lead to hypertension and chronic kidney disease in a small but important fraction of patients. Preclinical modeling of UTI utilizes almost exclusively females, which (in most mouse strains) exhibit inherent resistance to severe ascending kidney infection; consequently, no existing preclinical model has assessed the consequences of recovery from pyelonephritis following antibiotic treatment...
September 7, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861113/uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-st131-in-urinary-tract-infections-in-children
#5
Ki Wook Yun, Mi-Kyung Lee, Wonyong Kim, In Seok Lim
PURPOSE: Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131, a multidrug-resistant clone causing extraintestinal infections, has rapidly become prevalent worldwide. However, the epidemiological and clinical features of pediatric infections are poorly understood. We aimed to explore the characteristics of ST131 Escherichia coli isolated from Korean children with urinary tract infections. METHODS: We examined 114 uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) isolates from children hospitalized at Chung-Ang University Hospital between 2011 and 2014...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861072/uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-upec-infections-virulence-factors-bladder-responses-antibiotic-and-non-antibiotic-antimicrobial-strategies
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REVIEW
Maria E Terlizzi, Giorgio Gribaudo, Massimo E Maffei
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common pathological conditions in both community and hospital settings. It has been estimated that about 150 million people worldwide develop UTI each year, with high social costs in terms of hospitalizations and medical expenses. Among the common uropathogens associated to UTIs development, UroPathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the primary cause. UPEC strains possess a plethora of both structural (as fimbriae, pili, curli, flagella) and secreted (toxins, iron-acquisition systems) virulence factors that contribute to their capacity to cause disease, although the ability to adhere to host epithelial cells in the urinary tract represents the most important determinant of pathogenicity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829050/tamm-horsfall-glycoprotein-engages-human-siglec-9-to-modulate-neutrophil-activation-in-the-urinary-tract
#7
Kathryn A Patras, Alison Coady, Joshua Olson, Syed Raza Ali, Satish P RamachandraRao, Satish Kumar, Ajit Varki, Victor Nizet
Urinary tract infections are a major problem in human medicine for which better understanding of native immune defenses may reveal new pathways for therapeutic intervention. Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein (THP), the most abundant urinary protein, interacts with bacteria including uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) as well host immune cells. In addition to its well-studied functions to antagonize bacterial colonization, we hypothesize that THP serves a critical host defense function through innate immune modulation...
August 22, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804616/zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-reduced-biofilm-formation-and-antigen-43-expressions-in-uropathogenic-escherichiacoli
#8
Ali Shakerimoghaddam, Ezzat A Ghaemi, Ailar Jamalli
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-np) on biofilm formation and expression of the flu gene in uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ZnO-np was determined by agar dilution method. The effect of MIC and sub-MIC concentrations of ZnO-np on biofilm formation were determined by microtiter plate assay. The expression level of the flu gene was assessed by Real-Time PCR assay...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790187/antibiotic-susceptibility-testing-in-less-than-30-min-using-direct-single-cell-imaging
#9
Özden Baltekin, Alexis Boucharin, Eva Tano, Dan I Andersson, Johan Elf
The emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are aggravated by incorrect prescription and use of antibiotics. A core problem is that there is no sufficiently fast diagnostic test to guide correct antibiotic prescription at the point of care. Here, we investigate if it is possible to develop a point-of-care susceptibility test for urinary tract infection, a disease that 100 million women suffer from annually and that exhibits widespread antibiotic resistance. We capture bacterial cells directly from samples with low bacterial counts (10(4) cfu/mL) using a custom-designed microfluidic chip and monitor their individual growth rates using microscopy...
August 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765918/tcpc-secreting-uropathogenic-e-coli-promoted-kidney-cells-to-secrete-mip-2-via-p38-mapk-pathway
#10
Yujie He, Jie Fang, Chong Zhang, Jun Pan, Qi Jin, Yingzhi Yang, Linyao Wang, Baoming Wang, Dayong Zhang, Jianping Pan
Pyelonephritis is an infection of the upper urinary tract with characteristic histological change to neutrophil infiltration in the kidney. The majority of pyelonephritis is caused by uropathogenic Escherichia (E.) coli (UPEC) bearing distinct virulence factors. Toll/interleukin‑1 receptor domain‑containing protein C (TcpC) encoded by E. coli is an important virulence factor in the majority of strains of UPEC and inhibits macrophage‑mediated innate immunity, which serves an essential role in the pathogenesis of pyelonephritis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759019/copper-import-in-escherichia-coli-by-the-yersiniabactin-metallophore-system
#11
Eun-Ik Koh, Anne E Robinson, Nilantha Bandara, Buck E Rogers, Jeffrey P Henderson
Copper plays a dual role as a nutrient and a toxin during bacterial infections. While uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains can use the copper-binding metallophore yersiniabactin (Ybt) to resist copper toxicity, Ybt also converts bioavailable copper to Cu(II)-Ybt in low-copper conditions. Although E. coli have long been considered to lack a copper import pathway, we observed Ybt-mediated copper import in UPEC using canonical Fe(III)-Ybt transport proteins. UPEC removed copper from Cu(II)-Ybt with subsequent re-export of metal-free Ybt to the extracellular space...
September 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754265/evaluation-of-prevalence-immunogenicity-and-efficacy-of-fyua-iron-receptor-in-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolates-as-a-vaccine-target-against-urinary-tract-infection
#12
Mehri Habibi, Mohammad Reza Asadi Karam, Saeid Bouzari
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) are among the most prevalent agents of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Antibiotic resistance reaches the need for alternative treatment approaches such as vaccination against UTIs. There is no ideal vaccine against UTIs, thus there is a need to evaluate different targets of uropathogens against UTIs. Ferric scavenger receptor FyuA in UPEC has the properties of an ideal vaccine candidate against UTIs. In the present study, the prevalence of FyuA among UPEC isolates, its immunogenicity with and without alum adjuvant, and its efficacy against experimental UTI were assessed...
July 25, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741927/rapid-antibiotic-susceptibility-testing-of-uropathogenic-e-coli-by-tracking-submicron-scale-motion-of-single-bacterial-cells
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Karan Syal, Simon Shen, Yunze Yang, Shaopeng Wang, Shelley E Haydel, Nongjian Tao
To combat antibiotic resistance, a rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) technology that can identify resistant infections at disease onset is required. Current clinical AST technologies take 1-3 days, which is often too slow for accurate treatment. Here we demonstrate a rapid AST method by tracking sub-μm scale bacterial motion with an optical imaging and tracking technique. We apply the method to clinically relevant bacterial pathogens, Escherichia coli O157: H7 and uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) loosely tethered to a glass surface...
August 25, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739824/epigenetic-mechanisms-regulate-innate-immunity-against-uropathogenic-and-commensal-like-escherichia-coli-in-the-surrogate-insect-model-galleria-mellonella
#14
Miriam Heitmueller, André Billion, Ulrich Dobrindt, Andreas Vilcinskas, Krishnendu Mukherjee
Innate immunity-related genes in humans are activated during urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli but are suppressed by commensals. Epigenetic mechanisms play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression in response to environmental stimuli. To determine whether epigenetic mechanisms can explain the different behaviors of pathogenic and commensal bacteria, we infected larvae of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella, a widely-used model insect host, with a uropathogenic E...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713166/infection-impeding-upec-gut-colonization
#15
Clemens Thoma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707808/cytotoxic-necrotizing-factor-1-promotes-prostate-cancer-progression-through-activating-the-cdc42-pak1-axis
#16
Yaxiu Guo, Zhisong Zhang, Huiting Wei, Jingyu Wang, Junqiang Lv, Kai Zhang, Evan T Keller, Zhi Yao, Quan Wang
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the leading cause of urinary tract infections and plays a role in prostatic carcinogenesis and prostate cancer (PCa) progression. However, the mechanisms through which UPEC promotes PCa development and progression are unclear. Cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 (CNF1) is one of the most important UPEC toxins and its role in PCa progression has never been studied. We found that UPEC-secreted CNF1 promoted the migration and invasion of PCa cells and PCa metastasis. In vitro studies showed that CNF1 promotes pro-migratory and pro-invasive activity through entering PCa cells and activating Cdc42, which subsequently induced PAK1 phosphorylation and up-regulation of MMP-9 expression...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683322/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-mediates-immune-cell-attraction-upon-urinary-tract-infection
#17
Batya Isaacson, Tehila Hadad, Ariella Glasner, Chamutal Gur, Zvi Granot, Gilad Bachrach, Ofer Mandelboim
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common type of bacterial infection in humans. Fifty percent of all women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime, with uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) accounting for 80% of reported cases. UTI evokes a complex, well-timed immune response that is crucial for bacterial clearance. The majority of immune cells participating in the immune response are absent from the healthy bladder, and the mechanisms used to recruit them upon UTI are not fully understood...
July 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681829/molecular-characterisation-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolates-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
#18
Arindam Chakraborty, Prabha Adhikari, Shalini Shenoy, Vishwas Saralaya
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) express a multitude of virulence factors (VFs) to break the inertia of the mucosal barrier of the urinary tract. The aim of the present study was undertaken to characterised the UPEC strains and to correlate carriage of specific virulence markers with different phylogroups and also to correlate these findings with clinical outcome of patients. A total of 156 non-repeated, clinically significant UPEC isolates were studied. Virulent genes were determined by two set of multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669981/antimicrobials-modified-sugar-compound-can-clear-intestinal-colonization-by-upec
#19
Irene Vacca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665978/testosterone-suppresses-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-invasion-and-colonization-within-prostate-cells-and-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-through-jak-stat-1-signaling-pathway
#20
Chen-Hsun Ho, Chia-Kwung Fan, Hong-Jeng Yu, Chia-Chang Wu, Kuan-Chou Chen, Shih-Ping Liu, Po-Ching Cheng
Prostatitis is a common condition in adult men of all ages. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) are most frequent pathogen involved in bacterial prostatitis by refluxing the infected urine into prostatic ducts and resulting in an ascending urethral infection. However, the study about the mechanisms of UPEC to invade, replicate and persist in normal prostate epithelial cell is only few. Given the fact that UPEC is pathogen most frequently involved in prostatitis and that testosterone has been demonstrated to attenuate prostate inflammation caused by other etiologies...
2017: PloS One
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