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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191919/lysine-tryptophan-crosslinked-peptides-produced-by-radical-sam-enzymes-in-pathogenic-streptococci
#1
Kelsey R Schramma, Mohammad R Seyedsayamdost
Macrocycles represent a common structural framework in many naturally-occurring peptides. Several strategies exist for macrocyclization, and the corresponding enzymes are of great interest, as they enhance our repertoire for creating complex molecules. We recently discovered a new peptide cyclization reaction involving a crosslink between the side-chains of lysine and tryptophan that is installed by a radical SAM enzyme. Herein, we characterize relatives of this metalloenzyme from the pathogens Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus suis...
February 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184287/of-the-phrensy-an-update-on-the-epidemiology-and-pathogenesis-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-the-pediatric-population
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REVIEW
Andrew Janowski, Jason Newland
In the past century, advances in antibiotics and vaccination have dramatically altered the incidence and clinical outcomes of bacterial meningitis. We review the shifting epidemiology of meningitis in children, including after the implementation of vaccines that target common meningitic pathogens and the introduction of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis offered to mothers colonized with Streptococcus agalactiae. We also discuss what is currently known about the pathogenesis of meningitis. Recent studies of the human microbiome have illustrated dynamic relationships of bacterial and viral populations with the host, which may potentiate the risk of bacterial meningitis...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183773/draft-genome-sequence-of-an-attenuated-streptococcus-agalactiae-strain-isolated-from-the-gut-of-a-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#3
Ze Zhang, Angen Yu, Jiangfeng Lan, Yulei Zhang, Hua Zhang, Yuhui Li, Minqiang Hu, Jiewei Cheng, Shun Wei, Li Lin
Streptococcus agalactiae is a pathogen that causes severe anthropozoonosis within a broad range of hosts from aquatic animals to mammals, including human beings. Here, we describe the draft genome of S. agalactiae HZAUSC001, a low-virulent strain isolated from the gut of a moribund tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in China.
February 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179116/immunogenicity-of-amino-acids-1-150-of-streptococcus-gapc-displayed-on-the-surface-of-escherichia-coli
#4
Baifen Song, Xijing Yang, Hunan Sun, Liquan Yu, Jinzhu Ma, Zhijun Wu, Yudong Cui
Streptococcus is one of the main pathogens that cause bovine mastitis. They includes into S.agalactiae, S.dysgalactiae, and S.uberis. The GapC protein is a virulence factor that is expressed on the surface of Streptococcus species. GapC is highly antigenic and immunization with GapC confers cross-protection against all three species. Our previous data showed that amino acids 1-150 of GapC (GapC1-150) of S. dysgalactiae conferred similar immunoprotection compared to full-length GapC. Thus, the present study aimed to construct a recombinant Escherichia coli XL1-Blue strain that displayed GapC1-150 on its surface, and to investigate the immunogenicity of the surface-localized GapC1-150...
February 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162823/mucosal-vaccination-promotes-clearance-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-vaginal-colonization
#5
Jacqueline A Baker, Emma L Lewis, Leah M Byland, Maryam Bonakdar, Tara M Randis, Adam J Ratner
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants, and colonization of the maternal genital tract is the primary risk factor for newborn infection. Despite the importance of mucosal colonization in GBS pathogenesis, relevant host and bacterial factors are incompletely understood. We investigated the role of humoral immunity in clearance of vaginal colonization in vivo. B-cell-deficient mice or those lacking neonatal Fc-receptor, a mediator of IgG transport to the vaginal mucosa, exhibit prolonged GBS vaginal colonization compared to wild type animals...
February 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162819/development-of-a-single-dose-recombinant-camp-factor-entrapping-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-microspheres-based-vaccine-against-streptococcus-agalactiae
#6
Gang Liu, Jinhua Yin, Herman W Barkema, Liben Chen, Muhammad Shahid, Otto Szenci, Jeroen De Buck, John P Kastelic, Bo Han
Streptococcus agalactiae is an important contagious bovine mastitis pathogen. Although it is well controlled and even eradicated in most Northern European and North American dairy herds, the prevalence of this pathogen remains very high in China. However, research on development of a vaccine against S. agalactiae mastitis is scarce. The aims of the present study were to: (1) develop a single-dose vaccine against S. agalactiae based on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres (MS) encapsulated CAMP factor, a conserved virulent protein encoded by S...
February 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161160/non-culture-based-identification-of-mastitis-causing-bacteria-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#7
Juliana Regina Barreiro, Juliano Leonel Gonçalves, Patrícia Aparecida Campos Braga, Aline Gerato Dibbern, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Marcos Veiga Dos Santos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the detection limit of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for direct identification, without previous microbiological culture, of bovine mastitis-causing bacteria from milk samples. Milk samples (n = 15) were experimentally contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, and Escherichia coli to have bacterial counts ranging from 10(3) to 10(9) cfu/mL...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159446/in-vitro-activity-of-oritavancin-against-gram-positive-pathogens-isolated-in-canadian-hospital-laboratories-from-2011-to-2015
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James A Karlowsky, Andrew J Walkty, Melanie R Baxter, Francis F Arhin, Gregory Moeck, Heather J Adam, George G Zhanel
Gram-positive bacterial pathogens isolated from patient specimens submitted to 15 Canadian hospital laboratories from 2011 to 2015 were tested in the coordinating laboratory for susceptibility to oritavancin and comparative antimicrobial agents using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M07-A10 (2015) broth microdilution method. Oritavancin's in vitro activity was equivalent to, or more potent than, vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, and tigecycline against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (n=2680; oritavancin MIC90, 0...
January 20, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145487/the-antibacterial-activities-of-aditoprim-and-its-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-swine-streptococcosis
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Guyue Cheng, Yamei Xu, Xudong Zhu, Shuyu Xie, Liye Wang, Lingli Huang, Haihong Hao, Zhenli Liu, Yuanhu Pan, Dongmei Chen, Yulian Wang, Zonghui Yuan
Aditoprim (ADP) has potential use as an antimicrobial agent in animals. However, its pharmacodynamic properties have not been systematically studied yet. In this study, the in vitro antibacterial activities of ADP and its main metabolites were assayed, and the in vivo antibacterial efficacy of ADP for the treatment of swine streptococcosis was evaluated. It was shown that Salmonella and Streptococcus from swine, Escherichia coli and Salmonella from chickens, E. coli, Streptococcus, Mannheimia, Pasteurella from calves, Streptococcus and Mannheimia from sheep, and E...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134792/from-immunologically-archaic-to-neoteric-glycovaccines
#10
REVIEW
Marco Cavallari, Gennaro De Libero
Polysaccharides (PS) are present in the outermost surface of bacteria and readily come in contact with immune cells. They interact with specific antibodies, which in turn confer protection from infections. Vaccines with PS from pneumococci, meningococci, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and Salmonella typhi may be protective, although with the important constraint of failing to generate permanent immunological memory. This limitation has in part been circumvented by conjugating glycovaccines to proteins that stimulate T helper cells and facilitate the establishment of immunological memory...
January 27, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131570/relationship-between-milk-cathelicidin-abundance-and-microbiologic-culture-in-clinical-mastitis
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M F Addis, V Bronzo, G M G Puggioni, C Cacciotto, V Tedde, D Pagnozzi, C Locatelli, A Casula, G Curone, S Uzzau, P Moroni
The availability of reliable tools to enable the sensitive and specific detection of mastitis in dairy cows can assist in developing control strategies and promote the more rational use of antibiotics. We have developed a milk cathelicidin ELISA that shows high sensitivity and specificity for dairy cow mastitis, based on latent class analysis. In this study, we investigated the effect of microbial agents on cathelicidin abundance in the milk of cows with clinical mastitis. We subjected 535 quarter milk samples (435 from quarters showing signs of clinical mastitis and 100 from healthy quarters as a control) to milk cathelicidin ELISA, somatic cell count (SCC), and microbiologic culture...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126051/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-group-b-streptococcus-gbs-in-vaginal-swabs-a-proof-of-concept-study
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James Patrick McKenna, Ciara Cox, Derek John Fairley, Rachael Burke, Michael D Shields, Alison Watt, Peter Valentine Coyle
PURPOSE: Neonatal infection with Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococcus - GBS) is a life threatening condition which is preventable if colonised mothers are identified and given antibiotic prophylaxis during labour. Conventional culture is time consuming and unreliable, and many available non-culture diagnostics are too complex to implement routinely at point of care. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a method which enables the rapid and specific detection of target nucleic acid sequences in clinical material without requirements for extensive sample preparation...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120587/identification-of-group-b-streptococci-using-16s-rrna-cfb-scpb-and-atr-genes-in-pregnant-women-by-pcr
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Seyed Masoud Mousavi, Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Rasoul Yousefi Mashouf, Mohammad Reza Arabestani
Streptococcus agalactiae is acommensalorganism, but it may cause infection in susceptible hosts. The aim of this study was to evaluate PCR assay compared with conventional culture method for direct detection of Streptococcus agalactiae. Total of 203 paired low vaginal swabs were collected from women at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy from June 2013 through February 2014 for detection of Streptococcus agalactiae using PCR assay targeting 16S rRNA, cfb, scpB, and atr genes and culture method following broth enrichment...
December 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116553/performance-of-the-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-system-for-rapid-identification-of-streptococci-a-review
#14
REVIEW
W-T Fan, T-T Qin, R-R Bi, H-Q Kang, P Ma, B Gu
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been developed as a new type of soft ionization mass spectrometry in recent years. An increasing number of clinical microbiological laboratories consider it as an innovative approach for bacterial identification. This study was undertaken in order to evaluate the use of MALDI-TOF MS for rapid identification of the clinical streptococci. A systematic review was conducted based on a literature search of the Medline and Embase databases...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114875/catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-cauti-after-term-cesarean-delivery-incidence-and-risk-factors-at-a-multi-center-academic-institution
#15
Laura J Moulton, Mark Lachiewicz, Xiaobo Liu, Oluwatosin Goje
PURPOSE: To identify the rate of CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) after CD (Cesarean delivery) and to determine if any factors increase risk of infection. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at a multi-center institution for patients who underwent CD in 2013. All patients had urinary catheters inserted before surgery. Diagnosis followed IDSA guidelines with culture growing greater than 10(3) CFU of bacteria per mL with symptoms or symptomatic urinary tract infections treated at provider discretion...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112691/positive-clinical-outcomes-derived-from-using-a-proprietary-mixture-of-selected-strains-during-pregnancy
#16
Francesco Di Pierro, Annamaria Parolari, Benedetta Brundu, Raffaele Nigro
BACKGROUND: While the use of antibiotic prophylaxis is clearly advantageous to prevent streptococcal infection, it alters the composition of the gut microbiota in mothers and infants. Enterococcus faecium L3 is one of the best studied probiotic strains and shows strong antagonistic activity against Streptococcus agalactiae due to the production of bacteriocins able to inhibit common gut and vaginal pathogens. METHODS: We tested an L3-based probiotic formula (iNatal®) on 127 pregnant women attending our gynaecological unit in 2015...
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111359/transcriptomic-profiling-analysis-of-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-following-streptococcus-agalactiae-challenge
#17
Jiajie Zhu, Qiang Fu, Qiuwei Ao, Yun Tan, Yongju Luo, Hesheng Jiang, Chao Li, Xi Gan
Innate immune system is the primary defense mechanism against pathogen infection in teleost, which are living in pathogen-rich aquatic environment. It has been long hypothesized that the disease resistance in teleost are strongly correlated to the activities of innate immune genes. Tilapia is an important economical fish around the world, especially in China, where the production accounts for nearly half of the global production. Recently, S. agalactiae has become one of the most serious bacterial diseases in southern China, resulted in high cumulative mortality and economic loss to tilapia industry...
January 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107386/regulation-of-pi-2b-pilus-expression-in-hypervirulent-streptococcus-agalactiae-st-17-bm110
#18
Bruno Périchon, Noémi Szili, Laurence du Merle, Isabelle Rosinski-Chupin, Myriam Gominet, Samuel Bellais, Claire Poyart, Patrick Trieu-Cuot, Shaynoor Dramsi
The widely spread Streptococcus agalactiae (also known as Group B Streptococcus, GBS) "hypervirulent" ST17 clone is strongly associated with neonatal meningitis. The PI-2b locus is mainly found in ST17 strains but is also present in a few non ST17 human isolates such as the ST-7 prototype strain A909. Here, we analysed the expression of the PI-2b pilus in the ST17 strain BM110 as compared to the non ST17 A909. Comparative genome analyses revealed the presence of a 43-base pair (bp) hairpin-like structure in the upstream region of PI-2b operon in all 26 ST17 genomes, which was absent in the 8 non-ST17 strains carrying the PI-2b locus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091535/visualization-of-the-role-of-host-heme-on-the-virulence-of-the-heme-auxotroph-streptococcus-agalactiae
#19
Laetitia Joubert, Jean-Baptiste Dagieu, Annabelle Fernandez, Aurélie Derré-Bobillot, Elise Borezée-Durant, Isabelle Fleurot, Alexandra Gruss, Delphine Lechardeur
Heme is essential for several cellular key functions but is also toxic. Whereas most bacterial pathogens utilize heme as a metabolic cofactor and iron source, the impact of host heme during bacterial infection remains elusive. The opportunist pathogen Streptococcus agalactiae does not synthesize heme but still uses it to activate a respiration metabolism. Concomitantly, heme toxicity is mainly controlled by the HrtBA efflux transporter. Here we investigate how S. agalactiae manages heme toxicity versus benefits in the living host...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089896/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-a-chitinase-gene-pmchi-4-from-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-under-pathogen-infection-and-ambient-ammonia-nitrogen-stress
#20
Kaimin Zhou, Falin Zhou, Jianhua Huang, Qibin Yang, Song Jiang, Lihua Qiu, Lishi Yang, Caiyan Zhu, Shigui Jiang
Chitinase is a multi-gene family, which play important physiological roles in crustaceans, involved in several biological processes, including digestion, molting and defense against viruses. In the present study, a chitinase-4 gene (PmChi-4) was cloned from Penaeus monodon by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The full length of PmChi-4 cDNA was 2178 bp, including an 1815 bp open reading frame (ORF) which encoded 604 amino acid residues. The predicted PmChi-4 protein was 67.7 kDa and shared 61%-88% identity with the type of Chi-4s from other crustaceans...
January 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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