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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800816/an-investigation-of-vtx2-bacteriophage-transduction-to-different-escherichia-coli-patho-groups-in-food-matrices-and-nutrient-broth
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Sepo Nyambe, Catherine Burgess, Paul Whyte, Declan Bolton
This study investigated bacteriophage (phage) mediated transfer of the vtx2 gene from a donor Escherichia coli (C600φ3538(Δvtx2::cat)) to enteropathogenic (EPEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteroaggregative (EAEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC) and diffusely adherent (DAEC) E. coli strains in LB broth, milk, ground beef and lettuce. Two bacterial concentrations for both the E. coli donor and recipient strains, 3 and 5 log10 CFU/ml (LB broth and milk)/g (beef) or/cm(2) (lettuce), were used. When transductants were obtained, the location of insertion of the phage (insertion sites wrbA, yehA, sbcB, yecE and/or Z2577) in the E...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796794/factors-associated-with-stunting-in-healthy-children-aged-5-years-and-less-living-in-bangui-rca
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Pascale Vonaesch, Laura Tondeur, Sébastien Breurec, Petula Bata, Liem Binh Luong Nguyen, Thierry Frank, Alain Farra, Clotaire Rafaï, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Jean Chrysostome Gody, Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache, Philippe Sansonetti, Muriel Vray
Stunting remains a major public health concern worldwide. Although its global prevalence is slowly decreasing, the actual number of affected children is still rising in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the Central African Republic (CAR), about one third of all children below the age of five are stunted. Stunting is correlated with many long-term consequences, including poor cognitive development and a higher rate of morbidity and mortality, making stunting a major contributor to poverty. In CAR, little is known about the factors that contribute to stunting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790204/bacterial-chromatin-structural-proteins-regulate-the-bimodal-expression-of-the-locus-of-enterocyte-effacement-lee-pathogenicity-island-in-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Hervé Leh, Ahmad Khodr, Marie-Christine Bouger, Bianca Sclavi, Sylvie Rimsky, Stéphanie Bury-Moné
In enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) encodes a type 3 secretion system (T3SS) essential for pathogenesis. This pathogenicity island comprises five major operons (LEE1 to LEE5), with the LEE5 operon encoding T3SS effectors involved in the intimate adherence of bacteria to enterocytes. The first operon, LEE1, encodes Ler (LEE-encoded regulator), an H-NS (nucleoid structuring protein) paralog that alleviates the LEE H-NS silencing. We observed that the LEE5 and LEE1 promoters present a bimodal expression pattern, depending on environmental stimuli...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790160/card9-mediates-susceptibility-to-intestinal-pathogens-through-microbiota-modulation-and-control-of-bacterial-virulence
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Bruno Lamas, Marie-Laure Michel, Nadine Waldschmitt, Hang-Phuong Pham, Vassiliki Zacharioudaki, Louise Dupraz, Myriam Delacre, Jane M Natividad, Gregory Da Costa, Julien Planchais, Bruno Sovran, Chantal Bridonneau, Adrien Six, Philippe Langella, Mathias L Richard, Mathias Chamaillard, Harry Sokol
OBJECTIVE: In association with innate and adaptive immunity, the microbiota controls the colonisation resistance against intestinal pathogens. Caspase recruitment domain 9 (CARD9), a key innate immunity gene, is required to shape a normal gut microbiota. Card9(-/-) mice are more susceptible to the enteric mouse pathogen Citrobacter rodentium that mimics human infections with enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Here, we examined how CARD9 controls C. rodentium infection susceptibility through microbiota-dependent and microbiota-independent mechanisms...
August 8, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774885/prebiotic-galacto-oligosaccharides-mitigate-the-adverse-effects-of-iron-fortification-on-the-gut-microbiome-a-randomised-controlled-study-in-kenyan-infants
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Daniela Paganini, Mary A Uyoga, Guus A M Kortman, Colin I Cercamondi, Diego Moretti, Tanja Barth-Jaeggi, Clarissa Schwab, Jos Boekhorst, Harro M Timmerman, Christophe Lacroix, Simon Karanja, Michael B Zimmermann
OBJECTIVE: Iron-containing micronutrient powders (MNPs) reduce anaemia in African infants, but the current high iron dose (12.5 mg/day) may decrease gut Bifidobacteriaceae and Lactobacillaceae, and increase enteropathogens, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections (RTIs). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a new MNP formula with prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) combined with a low dose (5 mg/day) of highly bioavailable iron. DESIGN: In a 4-month, controlled, double-blind trial, we randomised Kenyan infants aged 6...
August 3, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771584/extracellular-motility-and-cell-to-cell-transmission-of-enterohemorrhagic-e-coli-is-driven-by-espfu-mediated-actin-assembly
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Katrina B Velle, Kenneth G Campellone
Enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC and EHEC) are closely-related pathogens that attach tightly to intestinal epithelial cells, efface microvilli, and promote cytoskeletal rearrangements into protrusions called actin pedestals. To trigger pedestal formation, EPEC employs the tyrosine phosphorylated transmembrane receptor Tir, while EHEC relies on the multivalent scaffolding protein EspFU. The ability to generate these structures correlates with bacterial colonization in several animal models, but the precise function of pedestals in infection remains unclear...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771130/indigenous-lactobacilli-strains-of-food-and-human-sources-reverse-enteropathogenic-e-coli-o26-h11-induced-damage-in-intestinal-epithelial-cell-lines-effect-on-redistribution-of-tight-junction-proteins
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Ruchi Jariwala, Hemanti Mandal, Tamishraha Bagchi
The aim of the study was to investigate the neutralizing effect of lactobacilli isolated from indigenous food and human sources on enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) O26 : H11-induced epithelial barrier dysfunction in vitro. This was assessed by transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and permeability assays using intestinal cell lines, HT-29 and Caco-2. Furthermore, the expression and distribution of tight junction (TJ) proteins were analysed by qRT-PCR and immunofluorescence assay, respectively...
August 4, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770906/pathovar-transcriptomes
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Amy Platenkamp, Jay L Mellies
Archetypal pathogenic bacterial strains are often used to elucidate regulatory networks of an entire pathovar, which encompasses multiple lineages and phylogroups. With enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) as a model system, Hazen and colleagues (mSystems 6:e00024-17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00024-17) used 9 isolates representing 8 lineages and 3 phylogroups to find that isolates with similar genomic sequences exhibit similarities in global transcriptomes under conditions of growth in medium that induces virulence gene expression...
July 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766584/transcriptional-variation-of-diverse-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolates-under-virulence-inducing-conditions
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Tracy H Hazen, Sean C Daugherty, Amol C Shetty, James P Nataro, David A Rasko
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) bacteria are a diverse group of pathogens that cause moderate to severe diarrhea in young children in developing countries. EPEC isolates can be further subclassified as typical EPEC (tEPEC) isolates that contain the bundle-forming pilus (BFP) or as atypical EPEC (aEPEC) isolates that do not contain BFP. Comparative genomics studies have recently highlighted the considerable genomic diversity among EPEC isolates. In the current study, we used RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to characterize the global transcriptomes of eight tEPEC isolates representing the identified genomic diversity, as well as one aEPEC isolate...
July 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764202/antimicrobial-effect-of-leaves-of-phyllanthus-niruri-and-solanum-nigrum-on-caries-causing-bacteria-an-in-vitro-study
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J Sunitha, Swathy Krishna, R Ananthalakshmi, J Sathiya Jeeva, As Smiline Girija, Nadeem Jeddy
INTRODUCTION: Solanum nigrum and Phyllanthus niruri are common herbs which are indigeneous to India. Solanum nigrum commonly called 'manathakkali Keerai' in Tamil, forms an indispensable part of South Indian diet. Phyllanthus niruri (keezhanelli in Tamil) is a widely used medicinal plant, the leaves of which have been used extensively in Ayurveda and native medicine to cure various liver ailments. The herbs Solanumnigrum and Phyllanthus niruri have been found to be effective against numerous enteropathogens in various in vitro studies...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760851/a-bacterial-stress-response-regulates-expression-of-respiratory-protein-complexes-to-control-envelope-stress-adaptation
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Randi L Guest, Junshu Wang, Julia L Wong, Tracy L Raivio
The Cpx envelope stress response mediates adaptation to stresses that affect protein folding within the envelope of gram-negative bacteria. Recent transcriptome analyses revealed that the Cpx response impacts genes that affect multiple cellular functions predominantly associated with the cytoplasmic membrane. In this study, we examined the connection between the Cpx response and the respiratory complexes NADH dehydrogenase I and cytochrome bo3 in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli We found that the Cpx response directly represses transcription of the nuo and cyo operons and that Cpx-mediated repression of these complexes confers adaptation to stresses that compromise envelope integrity...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757042/occurrence-and-characterization-of-stx-and-or-eae-positive-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-wildlife-including-a-typical-epec-strain-from-a-wild-boar
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Carla Andrea Alonso, Azucena Mora, Dafne Díaz, Miguel Blanco, David González-Barrio, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Carmen Simón, Jorge Blanco, Carmen Torres
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) strains are food-borne pathogens associated with acute diarrhea. Haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is often a complication of STEC infection. In order to examine the occurrence, serotypes, virulence and antimicrobial-resistance profiles of STEC and EPEC in wildlife, 326 faecal E. coli strains from 304 clinically healthy animals were analyzed. For this approach stx1, stx2 and eae genes, as well as accessory virulence determinants (ehx, hlyA, saa, tia, bfp, subAB) were PCR-screened and sequenced...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752952/persistent-diarrhea-a-persistent-infection-with-enteropathogens-or-a-gut-commensal-dysbiosis
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Shafiqul A Sarker, Tahmeed Ahmed, Harald Brüssow
In children from developing countries 5 to 10 per cent of acute diarrhea (AD) episodes develop into persistent diarrhea (PD) defined by > 14 days of diarrhea duration. PD represents a major health burden leading to growth faltering. It is also associated with half of all diarrhea mortality. A rational intervention is thus crucial, but depends on an understanding of the pathogenesis of PD, which is still lacking. Many surveys were conducted in Latin America and in South Asia; they differ, however, with respect to enteropathogens associated with PD...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752081/absence-of-nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2-is-associated-with-less-distinct-disease-in-campylobacter-jejuni-infected-secondary-abiotic-il-10-deficient-mice
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Markus M Heimesaat, Ursula Grundmann, Marie E Alutis, André Fischer, Stefan Bereswill
Human Campylobacter jejuni-infections are progressively increasing worldwide. Despite their high prevalence and socioeconomic impact the underlying mechanisms of pathogen-host-interactions are only incompletely understood. Given that the innate immune receptor nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2 (Nod2) is involved in clearance of enteropathogens, we here evaluated its role in murine campylobacteriosis. To address this, we applied Nod2-deficient IL-10(-/-) (Nod2(-/-) IL-10(-/-)) mice and IL-10(-/-) counterparts both with a depleted intestinal microbiota to warrant pathogen-induced enterocolitis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750066/cross-modulation-of-pathogen-specific-pathways-enhances-malnutrition-during-enteric-co-infection-with-giardia-lamblia-and-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli
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Luther A Bartelt, David T Bolick, Jordi Mayneris-Perxachs, Glynis L Kolling, Gregory L Medlock, Edna I Zaenker, Jeffery Donowitz, Rose Viguna Thomas-Beckett, Allison Rogala, Ian M Carroll, Steven M Singer, Jason Papin, Jonathan R Swann, Richard L Guerrant
Diverse enteropathogen exposures associate with childhood malnutrition. To elucidate mechanistic pathways whereby enteric microbes interact during malnutrition, we used protein deficiency in mice to develop a new model of co-enteropathogen enteropathy. Focusing on common enteropathogens in malnourished children, Giardia lamblia and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC), we provide new insights into intersecting pathogen-specific mechanisms that enhance malnutrition. We show for the first time that during protein malnutrition, the intestinal microbiota permits persistent Giardia colonization and simultaneously contributes to growth impairment...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749764/use-of-serologic-responses-against-enteropathogens-to-assess-the-impact-of-a-point-of-use-water-filter-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-western-province-rwanda
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Laura Divens Zambrano, Jeffrey W Priest, Emil Ivan, John Rusine, Corey Nagel, Miles Kirby, Ghislaine Rosa, Thomas F Clasen
Diarrhea is a leading contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Given the challenge of blinding most water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions, diarrheal disease outcome measures in WASH intervention trials are subject to potential bias and misclassification. Using the platform of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a household-based drinking water filter in western province, Rwanda, we assessed the impact of the drinking water filter on enteric seroconversion in young children as a health outcome and examined the association between serological responses and caregiver-reported diarrhea...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730135/clinical-characteristics-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-acute-bacterial-enterocolitis-in-children
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Peter Chun, Taek Jin Lim, Eun Ha Hwang, Sang Wook Mun, Yeoun Joo Lee, Jae Hong Park
PURPOSE: This study clarified the bacterial pathogens currently causing acute infectious enterocolitis (AIE) in children and evaluated the clinical characteristics and ultrasonographic findings according to the different pathogens. METHODS: Medical records regarding age, sex, clinical symptoms, laboratory data, identified enteropathogens, ultrasonographic findings, treatment, and outcome of 34 patients who were diagnosed with AIE via stool examination using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or culture, were retrospectively reviewed...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719336/infant-nutritional-status-feeding-practices-enteropathogen-exposure-socioeconomic-status-and-illness-are-associated-with-gut-barrier-function-as-assessed-by-the-lactulose-mannitol-test-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
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Gwenyth O Lee, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Margaret N Kosek, Rashidul Haque, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Aldo A M Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gagandeep Kang, Amidou Samie, Caroline Amour, Carl J Mason, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Domingos B Oliveira, Didar Alam, Sudhir Babji, Pascal Bessong, Estomih Mduma, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Ramya Ambikapathi, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Richard L Guerrant, Laura E Caulfield, For The Mal-Ed Network Investigators
The lactulose mannitol (LM) dual sugar permeability test is the most commonly used test of environmental enteropathy in developing countries. However, there is a large but conflicting literature on its association with enteric infection and host nutritional status. We conducted a longitudinal cohort using a single field protocol and comparable laboratory procedures to examine intestinal permeability in multiple, geographically diverse pediatric populations. Using a previously published systematic review to guide the selection of factors potentially associated with LM test results, we examined the relationships between these factors and mucosal breach, represented by percent lactulose excretion; absorptive area, represented by percent mannitol excretion; and gut barrier function, represented by the L/M ratio...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716827/galectin-1-driven-tolerogenic-programs-aggravate-yersinia-enterocolitica-infection-by-repressing-antibacterial-immunity
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Roberto C Davicino, Santiago P Méndez-Huergo, Ricardo J Eliçabe, Juan C Stupirski, Ingo Autenrieth, María S Di Genaro, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Yersinia enterocolitica is an enteropathogenic bacterium that causes gastrointestinal disorders, as well as extraintestinal manifestations. To subvert the host's immune response, Y. enterocolitica uses a type III secretion system consisting of an injectisome and effector proteins, called Yersinia outer proteins (Yops), that modulate activation, signaling, and survival of immune cells. In this article, we show that galectin-1 (Gal-1), an immunoregulatory lectin widely expressed in mucosal tissues, contributes to Y...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712662/enteropathogen-detection-in-children-with-diarrhoea-or-vomiting-or-both-comparing-rectal-flocked-swabs-with-stool-specimens-an-outpatient-cohort-study
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Stephen B Freedman, Jianling Xie, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Bonita Lee, Linda Chui, Xiao-Li Pang, Ran Zhuo, Brendon Parsons, James A Dickinson, Otto G Vanderkooi, Samina Ali, Lara Osterreicher, Karen Lowerison, Phillip I Tarr
BACKGROUND: Enteropathogen detection traditionally relies on diarrhoeal stool samples, but these are inconvenient to collect if they are not immediately available, leading to suboptimum return rates of samples and delayed or missed diagnostic opportunities. We sought to compare the enteropathogen yields of rectal swabs and stool specimens in children with diarrhoea or vomiting, or both. METHODS: The Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam (APPETITE) did a study in three outpatient cohorts in Calgary and Edmonton (AB, Canada)-children enrolled in the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada emergency departments, children receiving routine vaccinations at a Calgary health clinic, and symptomatic children who met criteria for treatment at home...
July 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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