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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535609/synthesis-of-%C3%AE-galactooligosaccharide-using-bifidobacterial-%C3%AE-galactosidase-purified-from-recombinant-escherichia-coli
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So Young Oh, So Youn Youn, Myung Soo Park, Hyoung Geun Kim, Nam In Baek, Zhi Peng Li, Geun Eog Ji
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are known to be selectively utilized by Bifidobacterium, which can bring about healthy changes of the composition of intestinal microflora. In this study, β-GOS are synthesized using bifidobacterial β-galactosidase(G1) purified from recombinant E. coli with a high GOS yield and with high productivity and enhanced bifidogenic activity. The purified recombinant G1 showed maximum production of β-GOS at pH 8.5 and 45°C. A matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis of the major peaks of the produced β-GOS showed MW of 527 and 689, indicating the synthesis of β-GOS at degrees of polymerization (DP) of 3 and DP4, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535278/nimh-a-novel-nitroimidazole-resistance-gene-contributing-to-metronidazole-resistance-in-bacteroides-fragilis
#2
Corentine Alauzet, Sibel Berger, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Luc Dubreuil, Estelle Jumas-Bilak, Alain Lozniewski, Hélène Marchandin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534126/optimization-of-continuous-flow-solid-phase-denitrification-via-coupling-carriers-in-enhancing-simultaneous-removal-of-nitrogen-and-organics-for-agricultural-runoff-purification
#3
Yi Lu, Xiaoqing Zhang, Lijuan Feng, Guangfeng Yang, Zhou Zheng, Junzhi Liu, Jun Mu
Coupling of biodegradable corncob and plastic carrier was optimized in continuous-flow solid-phase denitrification systems for enhancing simultaneously removal of nitrogen and organics in agricultural runoff. In compared with preposition of plastic carriers and mixed distribution method, it was demonstrated that the preposition of corncobs simultaneously enhanced nitrate (6.64 ± 1.35 mg L(-1) day (-1)) and organics removal (6.33 ± 1.44 mg L(-1) day(-1)) at a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 6 h...
May 22, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533949/worldwide-exploration-of-the-microbiome-harbored-by-the-cnidarian-model-exaiptasia-pallida-agassiz-in-verrill-1864-indicates-a-lack-of-bacterial-association-specificity-at-a-lower-taxonomic-rank
#4
Tanya Brown, Christopher Otero, Alejandro Grajales, Estefania Rodriguez, Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty
Examination of host-microbe interactions in early diverging metazoans, such as cnidarians, is of great interest from an evolutionary perspective to understand how host-microbial consortia have evolved. To address this problem, we analyzed whether the bacterial community associated with the cosmopolitan and model sea anemone Exaiptasia pallida shows specific patterns across worldwide populations ranging from the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. By comparing sequences of the V1-V3 hypervariable regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene, we revealed that anemones host a complex and diverse microbial community...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526748/the-sialate-o-acetylesterase-esta-from-gut-bacteroidetes-species-enables-sialidase-mediated-cross-species-foraging-of-9-o-acetylated-sialoglycans
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Lloyd S Robinson, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
The gut harbors many symbiotic, commensal, and pathogenic microbes that engage in the breakdown and metabolism of host carbohydrates. Sialic acids are prominent outermost carbohydrates on mucins and protect underlying glycan chains from enzymatic degradation. Sialidases produced by some members of the colonic microbiota have been shown to promote the expansion of several potential pathogens (e.g. Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, Escherichia coli) that do not produce sialidases. O-acetyl ester modifications of sialic acids help resist the action of many sialidases and are found at high levels in the mammalian colon...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526094/patients-with-community-acquired-bacteremia-of-unknown-origin-clinical-characteristics-and-usefulness-of-microbiological-results-for-therapeutic-issues-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Johan Courjon, Elisa Demonchy, Nicolas Degand, Karine Risso, Raymond Ruimy, Pierre-Marie Roger
Bacteremia of unknown origin (BUO) are associated with increased mortality compared to those with identified sources. Microbiological data of those patients could help to characterize an appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment before bloodcultures results are available during sepsis of unknown origin. Based on the dashboard of our ward that prospectively records several parameters from each hospitalization, we report 101 community-acquired BUO selected among 1989 bacteremic patients from July 2005 to April 2016, BUO being defined by the absence of clinical and paraclinical infectious focus and no other microbiological samples retrieving the bacteria isolated from blood cultures...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523395/evaluating-the-association-between-body-weight-and-the-intestinal-microbiota-of-weaned-piglets-via-16s-rrna-sequencing
#7
Geon Goo Han, Jun-Yeong Lee, Gwi-Deuk Jin, Jongbin Park, Yo Han Choi, Byung Jo Chae, Eun Bae Kim, Yun-Jaie Choi
Due to the ban on the use of antimicrobial growth promoters in livestock feeds, understanding the relationship between intestinal microbiota and the physiology of the host has become very important for improving livestock performance. In this study, we investigated the relationship between intestinal microbiota and body weights of weaned piglets. Lighter (n = 9) and heavier (n = 9) 9-week-old weaned piglets were selected from approximately one hundred individuals based on their body weights. Their fecal microbial communities were analyzed by sequencing the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene...
May 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522362/susceptibility-of-bacterial-vaginosis-bv-associated-bacteria-to-secnidazole-compared-to-metronidazole-tinidazole-and-clindamycin
#8
Melinda A B Petrina, Lisa A Cosentino, Lorna K Rabe, Sharon L Hillier
Secnidazole, a 5-nitroimidazole with a longer half-life, is structurally related to metronidazole and tinidazole. For treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), secnidazole is a suitable single-dose oral drug having a longer serum half-life than metronidazole. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility of vaginal isolates of facultative and anaerobic bacteria to secnidazole, metronidazole, tinidazole and clindamycin. A total of 605 unique BV-related bacteria and 108 isolates of lactobacilli recovered from the human vagina of US women during the years 2009-2015 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility by the agar dilution CLSI reference method to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC)...
May 15, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521862/bile-acid-binding-resin-prevents-fat-accumulation-through-intestinal-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Yukie Kusumoto, Junichiro Irie, Kaho Iwabu, Hirotsune Tagawa, Arata Itoh, Mari Kato, Nana Kobayashi, Kumiko Tanaka, Rieko Kikuchi, Masataka Fujita, Yuya Nakajima, Kohkichi Morimoto, Taichi Sugizaki, Satoru Yamada, Toshihide Kawai, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Yuichi Oike, Hiroshi Itoh
BACKGROUND: Bile acid binding resin (BAR) absorbs intestinal bile acids, and improves obesity and metabolic disorders, but the precise mechanism remains to be clarified. Recent findings reveal that obesity is associated with skewed intestinal microbiota. Thus, we investigated the effect of BAR on intestinal microbiota and the role of microbiota in the prevention of obesity in high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice. PROCEDURES: Male Balb/c mice were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), high-fat diet (HFD), or HFD with BAR (HFD+BAR), and then metabolic parameters, caecal microbiota, and metabolites were investigated...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515336/the-effects-of-micronutrient-deficiencies-on-bacterial-species-from-the-human-gut-microbiota
#10
Matthew C Hibberd, Meng Wu, Dmitry A Rodionov, Xiaoqing Li, Jiye Cheng, Nicholas W Griffin, Michael J Barratt, Richard J Giannone, Robert L Hettich, Andrei L Osterman, Jeffrey I Gordon
Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) deficiencies afflict 2 billion people. Although the impact of these imbalances on host biology has been studied extensively, much less is known about their effects on the gut microbiota of developing or adult humans. Therefore, we established a community of cultured, sequenced human gut-derived bacterial species in gnotobiotic mice and fed the animals a defined micronutrient-sufficient diet, followed by a derivative diet devoid of vitamin A, folate, iron, or zinc, followed by return to the sufficient diet...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512451/colonization-and-succession-within-the-human-gut-microbiome-by-archaea-bacteria-and-microeukaryotes-during-the-first-year-of-life
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Linda Wampach, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Angela Hogan, Emilie E L Muller, Shaman Narayanasamy, Cedric C Laczny, Luisa W Hugerth, Lutz Bindl, Jean Bottu, Anders F Andersson, Carine de Beaufort, Paul Wilmes
Perturbations to the colonization process of the human gastrointestinal tract have been suggested to result in adverse health effects later in life. Although much research has been performed on bacterial colonization and succession, much less is known about the other two domains of life, archaea, and eukaryotes. Here we describe colonization and succession by bacteria, archaea and microeukaryotes during the first year of life (samples collected around days 1, 3, 5, 28, 150, and 365) within the gastrointestinal tract of infants delivered either vaginally or by cesarean section and using a combination of quantitative real-time PCR as well as 16S and 18S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504574/gut-dysbiosis-following-c-section-instigates-higher-colonisation-of-toxigenic-clostridium-perfringens-in-infants
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R Nagpal, H Tsuji, T Takahashi, K Nomoto, K Kawashima, S Nagata, Y Yamashiro
Herein we investigated the intestinal carriage of α-toxigenic and enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens during infancy, focusing on its association with other gut microbes and mode of delivery and feeding. Faecal samples from 89 healthy term infants were collected at age 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 3 years. C. perfringens was quantified by qPCR; other gut bacteria were quantified by reverse-transcription-qPCR. Alpha-toxigenic C. perfringens was detected in 3.4% infants at day 7 but was present in 35-40% infants at subsequent time-points, with counts ranging from 10(3)-10(7) cells/g faeces...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503742/the-ern1-transcription-factor-gene-is-a-target-of-the-ccamk-cyclops-complex-and-controls-rhizobial-infection-in%C3%A2-lotus-japonicus
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Marion R Cerri, Quanhui Wang, Paul Stolz, Jessica Folgmann, Lisa Frances, Katja Katzer, Xiaolin Li, Anne B Heckmann, Trevor L Wang, J Allan Downie, Andreas Klingl, Fernanda de Carvalho-Niebel, Fang Xie, Martin Parniske
Bacterial accommodation inside living plant cells is restricted to the nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbiosis. In many legumes, bacterial uptake is mediated via tubular structures called infection threads (ITs). To identify plant genes required for successful symbiotic infection, we screened an ethyl methanesulfonate mutagenized population of Lotus japonicus for mutants defective in IT formation and cloned the responsible gene, ERN1, encoding an AP2/ERF transcription factor. We performed phenotypic analysis of two independent L...
May 15, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502295/-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-improves-symptoms-and-its-mechnism-in-mice-with-ovalbumin-induced-food-allergy
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Shuanfeng Fang, Yu Zhang, Yun Zhang, Xiaohua Zhu, Bei Yie
Objective To investigate the effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) on peripheral blood IL-4/IFN-γ in mice with ovalbumin-induced food allergy. Methods The mice with food allergy were divided into 3 groups (n=10 in each group): food allergy model group, low-dose LGG group (1×10(8) CFU/mL, 200 μL/d) and high-dose LGG group (1×10(9) CFU/mL, 200 μL/d). The healthy mice (n=10) served as a control group. Mice in the LGG groups were given LGG for consecutive 22 days after modeling. The control mice and the food allergy model mice were given normal saline instead of LGG...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500892/enrichment-of-extremophilic-exoelectrogens-in-microbial-electrolysis-cells-using-red-sea-brine-pools-as-inocula
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Noura A Shehab, Juan F Ortiz-Medina, Krishna P Katuri, Ananda Rao Hari, Gary Amy, Bruce E Logan, Pascal E Saikaly
Applying microbial electrochemical technologies for the treatment of highly saline or thermophilic solutions is challenging due to the lack of proper inocula to enrich for efficient exoelectrogens. Brine pools from three different locations (Valdivia, Atlantis II and Kebrit) in the Red Sea were investigated as potential inocula sources for enriching exoelectrogens in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) under thermophilic (70°C) and hypersaline (25% salinity) conditions. Of these, only the Valdivia brine pool produced high and consistent current 6...
May 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499263/effect-of-fumigation-with-chloropicrin-on-soil-bacterial-communities-and-genes-encoding-key-enzymes-involved-in-nitrogen-cycling
#16
Jun Li, Bin Huang, Qiuxia Wang, Yuan Li, Wensheng Fang, Dongdong Yan, Meixia Guo, Aocheng Cao
Chloropicrin (CP) is a potential alternative for methyl bromide as a soil fumigant given that the use of methyl bromide has become limited. However, little is known about how fumigation with CP affects the condition of the soil microbial community. In this study, 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing and quantitative PCR were combined to investigate the effect of CP on soil bacterial community. In total, 938,922 effective reads were obtained from 18 samples and clustered into 58,662 operational taxonomic units at a similarity cut-off of 97%...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497116/ph-mediated-microbial-and-metabolic-interactions-in-fecal-enrichment-cultures
#17
Zehra Esra Ilhan, Andrew K Marcus, Dae-Wook Kang, Bruce E Rittmann, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
pH and fermentable substrates impose selective pressures on gut microbial communities and their metabolisms. We evaluated the relative contributions of pH, alkalinity, and substrate on microbial community structure, metabolism, and functional interactions using triplicate batch cultures started from fecal slurry and incubated with an initial pH of 6.0, 6.5, or 6.9 and 10 mM glucose, fructose, or cellobiose as the carbon substrate. We analyzed 16S rRNA gene sequences and fermentation products. Microbial diversity was driven by both pH and substrate type...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489336/antimicrobial-activity-of-natural-products-against-clostridium-difficile-in-vitro
#18
Niloufar Roshan, Thomas V Riley, Katherine A Hammer
AIMS: To investigate the antimicrobial activity of various natural products against C. difficile in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: The antibacterial activity of 20 natural products was determined by the agar well diffusion and broth microdilution assays against four C. difficile strains, three comparator organisms and four gastrointestinal commensal organisms. Of the raw natural products, garlic juice had the highest activity. The most active processed products were peppermint oil and the four pure compounds trans-cinnamaldehyde, allicin, menthol and zingerone...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484684/the-nag-sensor-nagc-regulates-lee-gene-expression-and-contributes-to-gut-colonization-by-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
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Guillaume Le Bihan, Jean-Félix Sicard, Philippe Garneau, Annick Bernalier-Donadille, Alain P Gobert, Annie Garrivier, Christine Martin, Anthony G Hay, Francis Beaudry, Josée Harel, Grégory Jubelin
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 are human pathogens responsible for bloody diarrhea and renal failures. EHEC employ a type 3 secretion system to attach directly to the human colonic epithelium. This structure is encoded by the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) whose expression is regulated in response to specific nutrients. In this study, we show that the mucin-derived sugars N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) and N-acetylneuraminic acid (NANA) inhibit EHEC adhesion to epithelial cells through down-regulation of LEE expression...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475191/effects-of-different-oligosaccharides-at-various-dosages-on-the-composition-of-gut-microbiota-and-short-chain-fatty-acids-in-mice-with-constipation
#20
Linlin Wang, Lujun Hu, Shuang Yan, Tian Jiang, Shuguang Fang, Gang Wang, Jianxin Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of three different kinds of oligosaccharides (a fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) formulation consisting of 95% FOS (FOS95); a galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) formulation consisting of 90% GOS (GOS90) and an isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO) formulation consisting of 90% IMO (IMO90)) at dosages of 0.8, 4 g per d per kg bw and 8 g per d per kg bw on the composition and activity of the microbiota in the gut of mice with constipation induced by loperamide. Oligosaccharides were intragastrically administered to specific pathogen-free BALB/c mice once per day for 17 days...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
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