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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432381/modulation-of-the-multidrug-efflux-pump-emrd-3-from-vibrio-cholerae-by-allium-sativum-extract-and-the-bioactive-agent-allyl-sulfide-plus-synergistic-enhancement-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-by-a-sativum-extract
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Merissa M Bruns, Prathusha Kakarla, Jared T Floyd, Mun Mun Mukherjee, Robert C Ponce, John A Garcia, Indrika Ranaweera, Leslie M Sanford, Alberto J Hernandez, T Mark Willmon, Grace L Tolson, Manuel F Varela
The causative agent of cholera, Vibrio cholerae, is a public health concern. Multidrug-resistant V. cholerae variants may reduce chemotherapeutic efficacies of severe cholera. We previously reported that the multidrug efflux pump EmrD-3 from V. cholerae confers resistance to multiple structurally distinct antimicrobials. Medicinal plant compounds are potential candidates for EmrD-3 efflux pump modulation. The antibacterial activities of garlic Allium sativum, although poorly understood, predicts that a main bioactive component, allyl sulfide, modulates EmrD-3 efflux...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427249/crystal-structure-of-the-regulatory-domain-of-aphb-from-vibrio-vulnificus-a-virulence-gene-regulator
#2
Nohra Park, Saemee Song, Garam Choi, Kyung Ku Jang, Inseong Jo, Sang Ho Choi, Nam-Chul Ha
The transcriptional activator AphB has been implicated in acid resistance and pathogenesis in the food borne pathogens Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio cholerae. To date, the full-length AphB crystal structure of V. cholerae has been determined and characterized by a tetrameric assembly of AphB consisting of a DNA binding domain and a regulatory domain (RD). Although acidic pH and low oxygen tension might be involved in the activation of AphB, it remains unknown which ligand or stimulus activates AphB at the molecular level...
April 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425301/development-of-a-novel-rationally-designed-antibiotic-to-inhibit-a-nontraditional-bacterial-target
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Pavel Dibrov, Elena Dibrov, Thane G Maddaford, Melissa Kenneth, Jordan Nelson, Craig Resch, Grant N Pierce
The search for new nontraditional targets is a high priority in antibiotic design today. Bacterial membrane energetics based on sodium ion circulation offers potential alternative targets. The present work identifies the Na(+)-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (Na(+)-NQR), a key respiratory enzyme in many microbial pathogens, as indispensible for the Chlamydia trachomatis infectious process. Infection by Chlamydia trachomatis significantly increased first H(+) and then Na(+) levels within the host mammalian cell...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420739/the-dnak-chaperone-uses-different-mechanisms-to-promote-and-inhibit-replication-of-vibrio-cholerae-chromosome-2
#4
Jyoti K Jha, Mi Li, Rodolfo Ghirlando, Lisa M Miller Jenkins, Alexander Wlodawer, Dhruba Chattoraj
Replication of Vibrio cholerae chromosome 2 (Chr2) depends on molecular chaperone DnaK to facilitate binding of the initiator (RctB) to the replication origin. The binding occurs at two kinds of site, 12-mers and 39-mers, which promote and inhibit replication, respectively. Here we show that DnaK employs different mechanisms to enhance the two kinds of binding. We found that mutations in rctB that reduce DnaK binding also reduce 12-mer binding and initiation. The initiation defect is suppressed by second-site mutations that increase 12-mer binding only marginally...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412524/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genetic-diversity-of-the-sxt-element-in-vibrio-cholerae-from-clinical-and-environmental-water-samples-in-northeastern-thailand
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Wanida Mala, Kiatichai Faksri, Kittipan Samerpitak, Umaporn Yordpratum, Wanlop Kaewkes, Unchalee Tattawasart, Chariya Chomvarin
Multidrug resistance in V. cholerae has been increasing around the world including northeastern Thailand. The aquatic environment is a reservoir of V. cholerae and might be an important source of resistant strains. The aims of this study were to investigate the phylogenetic relationships of intSXT gene sequences from 31 clinical and 14 environmental V. cholerae O1 and non-O1/non-O139 isolates and 11 sequences amplified directly from environmental water samples. We also amplified class 1 integrons, the SXT elements (targeting the intSXT gene) and antimicrobial resistance genes directly from water samples...
April 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406946/cholera-returns-to-southern-vietnam-in-an-outbreak-associated-with-consuming-unsafe-water-through-iced-tea-a-matched-case-control-study
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Thuong V Nguyen, Quang D Pham, Quoc K Do, Tai T Diep, Hung C Phan, Thang V Ho, Hong T Do, Lan T Phan, Huu N Tran
BACKGROUND: After more than a decade of steadily declining notifications, the number of reported cholera cases has recently increased in Vietnam. We conducted a matched case-control study to investigate transmission of cholera during an outbreak in Ben Tre, southern Vietnam, and to explore the associated risk factors. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Sixty of 71 diarrheal patients confirmed to be infected with cholera by culture and diagnosed between May 9 and August 3, 2010 in Ben Tre were consecutively recruited as case-patients...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406405/risk-factors-of-cholera-transmission-in-rural-areas-in-haiti
#7
P Gazin, R Barrais, F Uwineza
Cholera, present in Haiti since October 2010, persisted in early 2014 in several places, each with its own particular epidemiological characteristics. The scarcity of fresh water probably contributed to the spread of the disease in some rural areas. Population gatherings in places without an access to either safe water or sanitation infrastructure were another factor. Outreach activities of hygiene promotion and improving access to chlorinated water had positive results. The disappearance of choléra in areas where effective preventive actions were conducted supports the conclusion that its transmission is predominantly interhuman, without the sustainable installation of the pathogenic Vibrio in the Haitian environment...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400860/multiple-etiologies-of-infectious-diarrhea-and-concurrent-infections-in-a-pediatric-outpatient-based-screening-study-in-odisha-india
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Arpit Kumar Shrivastava, Subrat Kumar, Nirmal Kumar Mohakud, Mrutyunjay Suar, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu
BACKGROUND: There are multiple etiologies responsible for infectious gastroenteritis causing acute diarrhea which are often under diagnosed. Also acute diarrhea is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among children less than 5 years of age. METHODS: In our study, fecal samples (n = 130) were collected from children (<5 years) presenting with symptoms of acute diarrhea. Samples were screened for viral, bacterial, and parasitic etiologies. Rotavirus and Adenovirus were screened by immunochromatographic tests...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392408/3-amino-1-8-naphthalimide-a-structural-analog-of-the-anti-cholera-drug-virstatin-inhibits-chemically-biased-swimming-and-swarming-motility-in-vibrios
#9
Hongxia Wang, Anisia J Silva, Jorge A Benitez
A screen for inhibitors of Vibrio cholerae motility identified the compound 3-amino 1,8-naphthalimide (3-A18NI), a structural analog of the cholera drug virstatin. Similar to virstatin, 3-A18NI diminished cholera toxin production. In contrast, 3-A18NI impeded swimming and/or swarming motility of V. cholerae and V. parahemolyticus suggesting that it could target the chemotaxis pathway shared by the polar and lateral flagellar system of vibrios. 3-A18NI did not inhibit the expression of V. cholerae major flagellin FlaA or the assembly of its polar flagellum...
April 6, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389961/chemotactic-behaviors-of-vibrio-cholerae-cells
#10
Ikuro Kawagishi, So-Ichiro Nishiyama
Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera, swims in aqueous environments with a single polar flagellum. In a spatial gradient of a chemical, the bacterium can migrate in "favorable" directions, a property that is termed chemotaxis. The chemotaxis of V. cholerae is not only critical for survival in various environments and but also is implicated in pathogenicity. In this chapter, we describe how to characterize the chemotactic behaviors of V. cholerae: these methods include swarm assay, temporal stimulation assay, capillary assay, and receptor methylation assay...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382165/an-electrochemical-strategy-using-multifunctional-nanoconjugates-for-efficient-simultaneous-detection-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-vibrio-cholerae-o1
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Yan Li, Ya Xiong, Lichao Fang, Lili Jiang, Hui Huang, Jun Deng, Wenbin Liang, Junsong Zheng
The rapid and accurate quantification of the pathogenic bacteria is extremely critical to decrease the bacterial infections in all areas related to health and safety. We have developed an electrochemical strategy for simultaneous ultrasensitive detection of E. coli O157:H7 and Vibrio cholerae O1. This approach was based on the specific immune recognition of different pathogenic bacteria by multifunctional nanoconjugates and subsequent signal amplification. By employing the proposed biosensor, the concentrations of these pathogenic bacteria could be established on a single interface in a single run with improved sensitivity and accuracy...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373966/vope-a-vibrio-cholerae-type-iii-effector-attenuates-the-activation-of-cwi-mapk-pathway-in-yeast-model-system
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Leela K Bankapalli, Rahul C Mishra, Saumya Raychaudhuri
VopE, a mitochondrial targeting T3SS effector protein of Vibrio cholerae, perturbs innate immunity by modulating mitochondrial dynamics. In the current study, ectopic expression of VopE was found to be toxic in a yeast model system and toxicity was further aggravated in the presence of various stressors. Interestingly, a VopE variant lacking predicted mitochondrial targeting sequence (MTS) also exhibited partial lethality in the yeast system. With the aid of yeast genetic tools and different stressors, we have demonstrated that VopE and its derivative VopE(ΔMTS) modulate cell wall integrity (CWI-MAPK) signaling pathway and have identified several critical residues contributing to the lethality of VopE...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363962/mechanisms-for-pseudoalteromonas-piscicida-induced-killing-of-vibrios-and-other-bacterial-pathogens
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Gary P Richards, Michael A Watson, David S Needleman, Joseph Uknalis, E Fidelma Boyd, Johnna P Fay
Pseudoalteromonas piscicida are Gram-negative Gammaproteobacteria found in the marine environment. Three strains of pigmented P. piscicida were isolated from seawater and partially characterized by inhibition studies, electron microscopy, and proteolytic enzyme production. Growth inhibition and death occurred around colonies of P. piscicida on lawns of the naturally-occurring marine pathogens Vibrio vulnificus, V. parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae, Photobacterium damselae and Shewanella algae Inhibition also occurred on lawns of Staphylococcus aureus, but not on Escherichia coli O157:H7 or Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium...
March 31, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358835/fast-growth-conditions-uncouple-the-final-stages-of-chromosome-segregation-and-cell-division-in-escherichia-coli
#14
Elisa Galli, Caroline Midonet, Evelyne Paly, François-Xavier Barre
Homologous recombination between the circular chromosomes of bacteria can generate chromosome dimers. They are resolved by a recombination event at a specific site in the replication terminus of chromosomes, dif, by dedicated tyrosine recombinases. The reaction is under the control of a cell division protein, FtsK, which assembles into active DNA pumps at mid-cell during septum formation. Previous studies suggested that activation of Xer recombination at dif was restricted to chromosome dimers in Escherichia coli but not in Vibrio cholerae, suggesting that FtsK mainly acted on chromosome dimers in E...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352909/iron-chelators-inhibit-the-heme-degradation-reaction-by-hutz-from-vibrio-cholerae
#15
Nobuhiko Dojun, Yukari Sekine, Koichiro Ishimori, Takeshi Uchida
HutZ is a heme-degrading enzyme. We found that the heme-degradation reaction by HutZ is inhibited by the iron chelators. Kinetic analysis of each heme-degradation step suggests that water molecules hydrogen bonded to Thr27 are involved in proton transfer to Fe(iii)-OO(-), and that this step is inhibited by iron chelators.
April 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348803/non-o1-non-o139-vibrio-cholerae-septicaemia-in-a-saudi-man-a-case-report
#16
Reham Kaki, Dalia El-Hossary, Asif Jiman-Fatani, Rahaf Al-Ghamdi
Background. The non-O1/non-O139 serogroups of Vibrio cholerae occur in diverse natural niches, and usually cause mild and self-limiting gastrointestinal illness. However, they have well-documented potential to cause invasive and extra-intestinal infections among immunocompromised patients. Furthermore, their ability to grow in low-salinity surface water, and the existence of asymptomatic human carriers, suggest novel acquisition routes for this unusual infection, even in people without obvious risk factors...
February 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348795/complicated-sea-urchin-induced-wound-infection-caused-by-vibrioalginolyticus-and-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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Christoph André Bultmann, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Cornelia Langner, Birgit Benkert, Magdalena Havener, Uta Küsters, Stephan Georg Hühn-Lindenbein, Dietrich Mack
INTRODUCTION: Wound infections with Vibrio alginolyticus, a Gram-negative bacterium found in all temperate oceans, are rarely reported. However, a rising incidence of wound infections caused by V. alginolyticus requires better knowledge about this infectious agent. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 14-year-old boy suffering from a wound infection caused by V. alginolyticus and Staphylococcus lugdunensis after stepping on a sea urchin. Despite wound debridement and antibiotic therapy with cefaclor, the lesion did not heal over several weeks...
December 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348025/vibrio-cholerae-vcib-mediates-iron-reduction
#18
Eric D Peng, Shelley M Payne
Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of the severe diarrheal disease cholera. V. cholerae thrives within the human host where it replicates to high numbers but also persists within the aquatic environments of ocean and brackish water. To survive within these nutritionally diverse environments, V. cholerae must encode the necessary tools to acquire the essential nutrient iron in all forms it may encounter. A prior study of systems involved in iron transport in V. cholerae revealed the existence of vciB which, while unable to directly transport iron, stimulates the transport of iron through ferrous (Fe(2+)) iron transport systems...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338673/environmental-fluctuation-governs-selection-for-plasticity-in-biofilm-production
#19
Jing Yan, Carey D Nadell, Bonnie L Bassler
Bacteria can grow in a free-swimming state, as planktonic cells, or in surface-attached communities, termed biofilms. The planktonic and biofilm growth modes differ dramatically with respect to spatial constraints, nutrient access, population density and cell-cell interactions. Fitness trade-offs underlie how successfully bacteria compete in each of these environments. Accordingly, some bacteria have evolved to be specialists in biofilm formation, while others specialize in planktonic growth. There are species, however, that possess flexible strategies: they can transition between the molecular programs required for biofilm formation and for planktonic growth...
March 24, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336461/chloroform-free-permeabilization-for-improved-detection-of-%C3%AE-galactosidase-activity-in-vibrio-cholerae
#20
Charlotte Toulouse, Claudia C Häse, Julia Steuber
LacZ (β-galactosidase) is used to monitor the transcription of genes in reporter strains carrying the lacZ gene under the control of a promotor of interest. This protocol for LacZ activity determinations in Vibrio cholerae following detergent lysis results in 2.5-fold increase of LacZ activities compared to lysis with chloroform.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
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