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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150514/sinorhizobium-meliloti-glutathione-reductase-is-required-for-both-redox-homeostasis-and-symbiosis
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Guirong Tang, Ningning Li, Yumin Liu, Liangliang Yu, Junhui Yan, Li Luo
Glutathione (L-γ-glutamyl-L-cysteinylglycine; GSH), one of the key antioxidants in Sinorhizobium meliloti, is required for the development of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) nitrogen-fixing nodules. Glutathione exists either in a reduced form (GSH) or an oxidized form (GSSG), and its content is regulated by two pathways in S. meliloti The first pathway is the de novo synthesis of glutathione from its constituent amino acids, namely, Glu, Cys, and Gly, catalyzed by γ-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (GshA) and glutathione synthetase (GshB)...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150498/identification-of-a-chez-like-gene-in-azorhizobium-caulinodans-a-key-gene-in-the-control-of-chemotaxis-and-colonization-of-the-host-plant
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Xiaolin Liu, Wei Liu, Yu Sun, Chunlei Xia, Claudine Elmerich, Zhihong Xie
Chemotaxis can provide bacteria with competitive advantages for survival in complex environments. The CheZ chemotaxis protein is a phosphatase, affecting the flagellar motor in Escherichia coli, by dephosphorylating the response regulator CheY-P protein responsible for clockwise rotation. A cheZ gene has been found in Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571, in contrast to other rhizobial species studied so far. The CheZ protein in ORS571 has a conserved motif similar to that corresponding to the phosphatase active site in E...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149661/unraveling-the-effects-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungus-on-uptake-translocation-and-distribution-of-cadmium-in-phragmites-australis-cav-trin-ex-steud
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Xiaochen Huang, Li Wang, Shishu Zhu, Shih-Hsin Ho, Jieting Wu, Prasanta K Kalita, Fang Ma
Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. has been reported to form a symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF). However, the tolerance mechanism for AMF symbiosis on cadmium (Cd) phytotoxicity still remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of Rhizophagus irregularis inoculation on Cd-stressed (0, 1, and 20mgL(-1)) roots, stems, and leaves of P. australis with regard to subcellular Cd distribution and chemical forms of Cd. In addition, transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were used to investigate variations in subcellular structures and functional groups in plant organs...
November 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146266/endophytism-or-saprophytism-decoding-the-lifestyle-transition-of-the-generalist-fungus-phomopsis-liquidambari
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Jun Zhou, Xin Li, Peng-Wei Huang, Chuan-Chao Dai
Filamentous ascomycete Phomopsis sp. are common inhabitants of natural ecosystems and, as saprophytes, are largely responsible for the destructive decay of litterfall, promoting the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Phomopsis liquidambari B3 can establish mutualistic symbiosis with a broad spectrum of crop plants. Colonizing dynamics observations and a growth promotion assay of rice and Arabidopsis thaliana revealed that the B3 colonization strategy is host-adapted and resulted in different growth promotions influenced by N availability...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139256/-correlative-analysis-advance-of-chemical-constituents-of-polyporus-umbellatus-and-armillaria-mellea
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Jing-Wen Huang, Chang-Jiang-Sheng Lai, Yuan Yuan, Min Zhang, Jun-Hui Zhou, Lu-Qi Huang
Medicinal Polyporus umbellatus is the dry sclerotia of P. umbellatus, with the effect of diuresis; Armillaria mellea is a parasitic fungus which can infect plants up to 300 genera, with sedative, anticonvulsant and some other biological activities. As the medicinal value of P. umbellatus and A. mellea is increasingly wide concerned, the market quantity demanded of them is gradually increased and the demand outstrips the supply. The symbiotic A. mellea and P. umbellatus are both the medicinal and edible fungi with diverse activities, including hypoglycemic action, improve immunity and antitumor and so on...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133215/myocardial-infarction-and-gut-microbiota-an-incidental-connection
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Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Abolfazl Barzegari, Marisol Zuluaga, Didier Letourneur, Graciela Pavon-Djavid
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main cause of cardiovascular crises that entails serious concerns in mortality, morbidity, and cost to the society. The main therapeutic goal of modern cardiology is to develop novel approaches to minimize inflammation, myocardial necrosis/apoptosis, and enhance cardiac repair after MI. Though MI can be affected by genetic and environmental factors, the search for targeting lifestyle factors has been of greater interest. One such potential factor is the microbiota, the human intestinal microbial community...
November 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132532/emerging-topics-in-gastroenterology
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REVIEW
Gretchen Irwin, Laura Mayans, Rick Kellerman
The bacteria and fungi in the human gut make up a community of microorganisms that lives in symbiosis with humans, engaging in numerous diverse interactions that influence health. This article outlines the current knowledge on emerging topics in gastroenterology, including microbiome and probiotics, fecal microbiota transplantation, cyclic vomiting syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and microscopic colitis.
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132066/fungal-interactions-with-the-human-host-exploring-the-spectrum-of-symbiosis
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REVIEW
Rebecca A Hall, Mairi C Noverr
Fungi are ubiquitous transient or persistent human colonisers, and form the mycobiome with shifts in niche specific mycobiomes (dysbiosis) being associated with various diseases. These complex interactions of fungal species with the human host can be viewed as a spectrum of symbiotic relationships (i.e. commensal, parasitic, mutualistic, amensalistic). The host relevant outcome of the relationship is the damage to benefit ratio, elegantly described in the damage response framework. This review focuses on Candida albicans, which is the most well studied human fungal symbiont clinically and experimentally, its transition from commensalism to parasitism within the human host, and the factors that influence this relationship...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129977/preinoculation-of-soybean-seeds-treated-with-agrichemicals-up-to-30-days-before-sowing-technological-innovation-for-large-scale-agriculture
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Ricardo Silva Araujo, Sonia Purin da Cruz, Edson Luiz Souchie, Thomas Newton Martin, André Shigueyoshi Nakatani, Marco Antonio Nogueira, Mariangela Hungria
The cultivation of soybean in Brazil experienced an expressive growth in the last decades. Soybean is highly demanding on nitrogen (N) that must come from fertilizers or from biological fixation. The N supply to the soybean crop in Brazil relies on the inoculation with elite strains of Bradyrhizobium japonicum, B. elkanii, and B. diazoefficiens, which are able to fulfill the crop's N requirements and enrich the soil for the following crop. The effectiveness of the association between N2-fixing bacteria and soybean plants depends on the efficacy of the inoculation process...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127624/evidence-from-the-gut-microbiota-of-swarming-alates-of-a-vertical-transmission-of-the-bacterial-symbionts-in-nasutitermes-arborum-termitidae-nasutitermitinae
#10
Michel Diouf, Vincent Hervé, Philippe Mora, Alain Robert, Sophie Frechault, Corinne Rouland-Lefèvre, Edouard Miambi
Studies on termite symbiosis have revealed that significant symbiont lineages are maintained across generations. However, most studies have focused only on the worker caste. Little is known about the gut microbiota of reproductives, the most probable vectors for transmitting these lineages to offspring. Using 16S rRNA gene-based Illumina MiSeq sequencing, we compared the gut microbiota of swarming alates of the higher termite Nasutitermes arborum with those of their nestmates from the parental colony. The OTU-based alpha diversity indices showed that the gut microbiota of the alates was at least as diverse as those of non-reproductive adults...
November 10, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124326/impact-of-two-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-on-arundo-donax-l-response-to-salt-stress
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Susanna Pollastri, Andreas Savvides, Massimo Pesando, Erica Lumini, Maria Grazia Volpe, Elif Aylin Ozudogru, Antonella Faccio, Fausta De Cunzo, Marco Michelozzi, Maurizio Lambardi, Vasileios Fotopoulos, Francesco Loreto, Mauro Centritto, Raffaella Balestrini
AM symbiosis did not strongly affect Arundo donax performances under salt stress, although differences in the plants inoculated with two different fungi were recorded. The mechanisms at the basis of the improved tolerance to abiotic stresses by arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi have been investigated mainly focusing on food crops. In this work, the potential impact of AM symbiosis on the performance of a bioenergy crop, Arundo donax, under saline conditions was considered. Specifically, we tried to understand whether AM symbiosis helps this fast-growing plant, often widespread in marginal soils, withstand salt...
November 9, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117633/ancient-symbiosis-confers-desiccation-resistance-to-stored-grain-pest-beetles
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Tobias Engl, Nadia Eberl, Carla Gorse, Theresa Krüger, Thorsten H P Schmidt, Rudy Plarre, Cornel Adler, Martin Kaltenpoth
Microbial symbionts of insects provide a range of ecological traits to their hosts that are beneficial in the context of biotic interactions. However, little is known about insect symbiont-mediated adaptation to the abiotic environment, e.g. temperature and humidity. Here we report on an ancient clade of intracellular, bacteriome-located Bacteroidetes symbionts that are associated with grain and wood pest beetles of the phylogenetically distant families Silvanidae and Bostrichidae. In the saw-toothed grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis, we demonstrate that the symbionts affect cuticle thickness, melanization and hydrocarbon profile, enhancing desiccation resistance and thereby strongly improving fitness under dry conditions...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111689/functional-characterization-of-a-condensation-domain-that-links-nonribosomal-peptide-and-pteridine-biosynthetic-machineries-in-photorhabdus-luminescens
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Corey E Perez, Hyun Bong Park, Jason M Crawford
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) produce a wide variety of biologically important small molecules. NRPSs can interface with other enzymes to form hybrid biosynthetic systems that expand the structural and functional diversity of their products. The pepteridines are metabolites encoded by an unprecedented pteridine-NRPS-type hybrid biosynthetic gene cluster in Photorhabdus luminescens, but how the distinct enzymatic systems interface to produce these molecules has not been examined at the biochemical level...
November 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110754/bacterial-colonization-stimulates-a-complex-physiological-response-in-the-immature-human-intestinal-epithelium
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David R Hill, Sha Huang, Melinda S Nagy, Veda K Yadagiri, Courtney Fields, Dishari Mukherjee, Brooke Bons, Priya H Dedhia, Alana M Chin, Yu-Hwai Tsai, Shrikar Thodla, Thomas M Schmidt, Seth Walk, Vincent B Young, Jason R Spence
The human gastrointestinal tract is immature at birth, yet must adapt to dramatic changes such as oral nutrition and microbial colonization. The confluence of these factors can lead to severe inflammatory disease in premature infants; however, investigating complex environment-host interactions is difficult due to limited access to immature human tissue. Here, we demonstrate that the epithelium of human pluripotent stem cell-derived human intestinal organoids is globally similar to the immature human epithelium and we utilize HIOs to investigate complex host-microbe interactions in this naïve epithelium...
November 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108998/unexpected-role-of-the-imd-pathway-in-drosophila-gut-defense-against-staphylococcus-aureus
#15
Aki Hori, Shoichiro Kurata, Takayuki Kuraishi
In this study, fruit fly of the genus Drosophila is utilized as a suitable model animal to investigate the molecular mechanisms of innate immunity. To combat orally transmitted pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria, the Drosophila gut is armed with the peritrophic matrix, which is a physical barrier composed of chitin and glycoproteins: the Duox system that produces reactive oxygen species (ROS), which in turn sterilize infected microbes, and the IMD pathway that regulates the expression of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which in turn control ROS-resistant pathogens...
November 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108677/salinity-stress-results-in-differential-hsp70-expression-in-the-exaiptasia-pallida-and-symbiodinium-symbiosis
#16
Mitchell A Ellison, M Drew Ferrier, Susan L Carney
Abiotic factors affect cnidarian-algal symbiosis and, if severe enough, can result in bleaching. Increased temperature and light are well characterized causes of bleaching, but other factors like salinity can also stress the holobiont. In cnidarian-dinoflagellate systems, the expression of host genes, including heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70), changes due to thermal and light stress. In this experiment, we characterized to what extent salinity stress affects Hsp70 expression in the holobiont by simultaneously measuring host and symbiont Hsp70 expression in response to up to 8 h of hypo- and hypersaline conditions in the sea anemone Exaiptasia pallida and its intracellular symbiont Symbiodinium minutum...
October 23, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107940/structure-of-the-human-mhc-i-peptide-loading-complex
#17
Andreas Blees, Dovile Januliene, Tommy Hofmann, Nicole Koller, Carla Schmidt, Simon Trowitzsch, Arne Moeller, Robert Tampé
The peptide-loading complex (PLC) is a transient, multisubunit membrane complex in the endoplasmic reticulum that is essential for establishing a hierarchical immune response. The PLC coordinates peptide translocation into the endoplasmic reticulum with loading and editing of major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I) molecules. After final proofreading in the PLC, stable peptide-MHC-I complexes are released to the cell surface to evoke a T-cell response against infected or malignant cells. Sampling of different MHC-I allomorphs requires the precise coordination of seven different subunits in a single macromolecular assembly, including the transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP1 and TAP2, jointly referred to as TAP), the oxidoreductase ERp57, the MHC-I heterodimer, and the chaperones tapasin and calreticulin...
November 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106592/intrahost-genetic-diversity-of-bacterial-symbionts-exhibits-evidence-of-mixed-infections-and-recombinant-haplotypes
#18
Shelbi L Russell, Colleen M Cavanaugh
Even the simplest microbial-eukaryotic mutualisms are comprised of entire populations of symbionts at the level of the host individual. Early work suggested that these intrahost populations maintain low genetic diversity as a result of transmission bottlenecks or to avoid competition between symbiont genotypes. However, the amount of genetic diversity among symbionts within a single host remains largely unexplored. To address this, we investigated the chemosynthetic symbiosis between the bivalve Solemya velum and its intracellular bacterial symbionts, which exhibits evidence of both vertical and horizontal transmission...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106528/the-first-mitochondrial-genomics-and-evolution-smbe-satellite-meeting-a-new-scientific-symbiosis
#19
Oren Ostersetzer, Nick Lane, Andrew Pomiankowski, Ron Burton, Göran Arnqvist, Aleksandra Filipovska, Dorothée Huchon, Dan Mishmar
The central role of the mitochondrion for cellular and organismal metabolism is well known, yet its functional role in evolution has rarely been featured in leading international conferences. Moreover, the contribution of mitochondrial genetics to complex disease phenotypes is particularly important, and although major advances have been made in the field of genomics, mitochondrial genomic data has in many cases been overlooked. Accumulating data and new knowledge support a major contribution of this maternally inherited genome, and its interactions with the nucleus, to both major evolutionary processes and diverse disease phenotypes...
November 2, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105533/plant-immunity-and-symbiosis-signaling-mediated-by-lysm-receptors
#20
Yoshitake Desaki, Kana Miyata, Maruya Suzuki, Naoto Shibuya, Hanae Kaku
Plants possess the ability to recognize microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) and PAMPs through the PRRs, and initiate pattern-triggered immunity. MAMPs are derived from cell-envelope components, secreted materials and cytosolic proteins from bacteria, oomycetes or fungi, and some MAMPs play a similar function in the innate immunity in mammals. Chitin is a representative fungal MAMP and triggers defense signaling in a wide range of plant species. The chitin receptors CEBiP and CERK1 on the plasma membrane have LysM (lysin motif) in their ectodomains...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
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