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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793202/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-earthworm-eisenia-fetida-response-to-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
#1
Xing Wang, Xiaoqin Li, Zhenjun Sun
Soil environment contaminated by Escherichia coli O157:H7 which come from the waste of infected animals. Earthworms can live in the pathogens-polluted soil by their innate immunity. How the proteins of earthworms E. fetida will response to E. coli O157:H7-contaminated-soil still unclear? To identify the defense proteins under E. coli O157:H7 stress, we performed a proteomic analysis of earthworm under E. coli O157:H7 exposure through an iTRAQ technology. In total, we found 283 non-redundant proteins, including fibrinolytic protease 1, lombricine kinase, lysozyme, gelsolin, coelomic cytolytic factor-1, antimicrobial peptide lumbricin-l, lysenin, and et al...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793200/influence-of-auxochrome-group-in-disperse-dyes-bearing-azo-groups-as-chromophore-center-in-the-biotransformation-and-molecular-docking-prediction-by-reductase-enzyme-implications-and-assessment-for-environmental-toxicity-of-xenobiotics
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Jefferson Honorio Franco, Bianca F da Silva, Elisangela Franciscon G Dias, Alexandre A de Castro, Teodorico C Ramalho, Maria Valnice Boldrin Zanoni
Synthetic azo dyes have increasingly become a matter of great concern as a result of the genotoxic and mutagenic potential of the products derived from azo dye biotransformation. This work evaluates the manner in which reducing enzymes produced by Escherichia coli (E. coli) act on three disperse dyes bearing azo groups, namely Disperse Red 73 (DR 73), Disperse Red 78 (DR 78), and Disperse Red 167 (DR 167). UV-Vis spectrophotometry, high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD), and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) were applied towards the identification of the main products...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793145/mechanistic-approach-to-study-conjugation-of-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#3
Imran Uddin
Interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems turns out to be vibrant for their efficient application in biomedical field. Here, we have shown antibiotic amakicin loaded nanoparticles are responsible for the dual role as reducing and stabilizing the silver nanoparticles without the use of any undesired chemicals. Synthesized nanoparticles are well-dispersed having quasi spherical morphology with an average particle size around 10-11 nm. Crystallinity of nanoparticles was measured using selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and powder XRD analysis which show that particles are perfectly crystalline with cubic phase of geometry...
May 16, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793033/expression-of-anabaena-sensory-rhodopsin-is-influenced-by-different-codons-of-seven-residues-at-the-n-terminal-region
#4
Otgontuya Tsogbadrakh, Ah Reum Choi, Kwang-Hwan Jung
Microbial rhodopsins are well-known seven-transmembrane proteins that have been extensively studied for their structure and function. These retinal-binding proteins can be divided into two types. Type I is microbial rhodopsin, and type II (visual pigment) is expressed mostly in mammalian eyes. The two primary functions of type I rhodopsin are ion pumping activity and sensory transduction. Anabaena sensory rhodopsin (ASR) is a microbial rhodopsin with a specific function of photosensory transduction. ASR is expressed at moderate levels in Escherichia coli, but its expression level is lower compared to the general green light absorbing proteorhodopsin (GPR)...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793031/cloning-overexpression-and-purification-of-a-gene-of-unknown-function-of-prophage-loci-from-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-the-destructive-bacterial-pathogen-of-huanglongbing-disease-in-citrus-plants
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Duangtip Sudhan, Thamrongjet Puttamuk, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij, Pitak Chuawong
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is one of the most destructive diseases affecting citrus industry worldwide. The causal agent in Asia is a phloem-limited, Gram-negative bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (CLas). Within the genome of CLas lies prophage regions, classified as Type-A, B, C, and D. In particular, Type-D has been indicated to correlate with the blotchy-mottle symptoms of citrus trees. Here we reported the cloning, overexpression, and purification of the ORF1, an open reading frame from the partial Type-D region of CLas obtained from an infected lime tree (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792931/engineering-the-production-of-dipicolinic-acid-in-e-coli
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Maria K McClintock, Grant W Fahnhorst, Thomas R Hoye, Kechun Zhang
Dicarboxylic acids, such as the phthalic acids and their derivatives, are monomeric components in several important polyesters and polyamides. In most cases, these compounds are derived from fossil fuels and are not easily biodegradable. Dipicolinic acid (DPA) is a biologically derived aromatic di-acid that has a similar structure to isophthalic acid. Furthermore, DPA has been shown to make polyesters, is readily biodegradable, and is non-toxic. DPA is naturally produced by Bacillus and Clostridium species during sporulation and can comprise up to 15% of the dry weight...
May 21, 2018: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792781/is-bla-ctx-m-1-riding-the-same-plasmid-among-horses-in-sweden-and-france
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Agnese Lupo, Marisa Haenni, Estelle Saras, Joanna Gradin, Jean-Yves Madec, Stefan Börjesson
A predominance of the blaCTX-M-1 /IncHI1 plasmid combination in horses has been reported in Czech-Republic, Denmark, and The Netherlands. To clarify a possible specific plasmid epidemiology of blaCTX-M-1 in horses in a European perspective, a collection of 74 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli recovered from diseased horses in France and Sweden during the period 2009-2014 was investigated in respect of their genetic relatedness, plasmid content, and molecular features. Overall, 80% of E...
May 24, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792435/measuring-drug-induced-changes-in-metabolite-populations-of-live-bacteria-real-time-analysis-by-raman-spectroscopy
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Paul R Carey, Grant R Whitmer, Michael J Yoon, Michael N Lombardo, Marianne Pusztai-Carey, Hossein Heidari-Torkabadi, Tao Che
Raman difference spectroscopy is shown to provide a wealth of molecular detail on changes within bacterial cells caused by infusion of antibiotics or hydrogen peroxide. E. coli strains paired with chloramphenicol, DHFR propargyl-based inhibitors, meropenem, or hydrogen peroxide provide details of the depletion of protein and nucleic acid populations in real time. Additionally, other reproducible Raman features appear and are attributed to changes in cell metabolite populations. An initial candidate for one of the metabolites involves population increases of citrate, an intermediate within the TCA cycle...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792233/antibiotic-resistance-and-molecular-characterization-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-and-non-typhoidal-salmonella-strains-isolated-from-infections-in-southwest-china
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Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Rita Tinoco-Torres, Emmanuel Serrano, Shi-Zhu Li, Shao-Hong Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shang Xia, Yan Lu, Shan Lv, Xue-Jiao Teng, Wen Xu, Wen-Peng Gu, Si-Tang Gong, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Lan-Lan Geng, Wei Hu
BACKGROUND: Bacterial diarrhea is one of the most common causes for medical consultations, mortality and morbidity in the world. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) and non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are major intestinal pathogens in developing countries, and the indiscriminate use of antibiotics has greatly contributed to resistant strains. Hence, the aim of the present study is to identify the antimicrobial resistance patterns and the molecular characteristics of DEC and NTS in southwest, China...
May 7, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791883/relationship-between-modification-of-activated-sludge-wastewater-treatment-and-changes-in-antibiotic-resistance-of-bacteria
#10
Ewa Korzeniewska, Monika Harnisz
Biological treatment processes at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), which are the most common methods of sewage treatment, could cause selective elimination and/or changes in the proportions of phenotypes/genotypes within bacterial populations in effluent. Therefore, WWTPs based on activated sludge used in sewage treatment constitute an important reservoir of enteric bacteria which harbour potentially transferable resistance genes. Together with treated wastewater, these microorganisms can penetrate the soil, surface water, rural groundwater supplies and drinking water...
May 20, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791770/modeling-of-factors-influencing-the-effect-of-osmotic-solution-on-reduction-of-selected-microorganisms
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Ivana Filipović, Siniša Markov, Vladimir Filipović, Jelena Filipović, Ana Vidaković, Nebojša Novković, Vesna Rafajlovska
AIMS: The goal of this research is to model the effects of two osmotic solutions factors on reduction of selected microorganisms, and to assess the application in osmotic dehydration process of animal raw materials from the aspect of microbiological safety. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sugar beet molasses and aquatic osmotic solution were prepared and inoculated with E. coli, L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. Varied factors of osmotic solutions were: time, temperature and concentration of osmotic solutions...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791769/bioprospecting-from-marine-coastal-sediments-of-colombian-caribbean-screening-and-study-of-antimicrobial-activity
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M Quintero, A Velásquez, L M Jutinico, E Jiménez-Vergara, L M Blandón, K Martinez, H S Lee, J Gómez-León
AIMS: To isolate microorganisms associated to marine - coastal sediments of colombian Caribbean and for evaluating its antimicrobial activity in order to identify the most active strains. METHODS AND RESULTS: 104 strains were isolated from sediment samples of the colombian Caribbean. First at all, an antimicrobial activity screening was made using agar well diffusion method against the pathogens: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791598/chemical-characterization-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-propolis-obtained-from-melipona-quadrifasciata-quadrifasciata-and-tetragonisca-angustula-stingless-bees
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A R Torres, L P Sandjo, M T Friedemann, M M Tomazzoli, M Maraschin, C F Mello, A R S Santos
In this study, we investigated the chemical composition, and antioxidant and antibacterial properties of ethanolic extracts of propolis (EEP) from Melipona quadrifasciata quadrifasciata and Tetragonisca angustula. Chemical composition of EEP was determined by colorimetry and chromatographic (HPLC-DAD and UPLC-Q/TOF-MS/MS) analysis. Antimicrobial activity of EEP was evaluated against gram-positive (S. aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, E. faecalis) and gram-negative (E. coli and K. pneumoniae) bacteria by the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) test using the microdilution method...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791251/prevalence-of-ctx-m-type-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-b2-o25-st131-h30r-among-residents-in-nonacute-care-facilities-in-japan
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Kumiko Kawamura, Kengo Hayashi, Nao Matsuo, Kazuki Kitaoka, Kouji Kimura, Jun-Ichi Wachino, Takaaki Kondo, Yoshitsugu Iinuma, Nobuo Murakami, Shuhei Fujimoto, Yoshichika Arakawa
We investigated the prevalence and characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli among 258 residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in Japan. Out of 258 fecal samples collected from nine LTCFs between November 2015 and March 2017, we recovered 59 ESBL-producing E. coli isolates. All isolates carried blaCTX-M genes, mainly blaCTX-M-27 (42.4%), blaCTX-M-14 (23.7%), and blaCTX-M-15 (18.6%). The isolates showed 7 serotypes (STs), including ST131 (n = 49, 83.1%) and ST38 (n = 4, 6...
May 23, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791143/water-soluble-silver-i-complexes-featuring-the-hemilabile-3-7-dimethyl-1-3-5-triaza-7-phosphabicyclo-3-3-1-nonane-ligand-synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activity
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Declan Armstrong, Sarah M Kirk, Cormac Murphy, Antonella Guerriero, Maurizio Peruzzini, Luca Gonsalvi, Andrew D Phillips
This paper describes the preparation and comprehensive characterization of a series of water-soluble cationic silver(I)-centered complexes featuring the hemilabile P, N-ligand known as 3,7-dimethyl-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (herein abbreviated as PTN(Me)) and differing types of monoanionic counterions including known biologically active sulfadiazine and triclosan. The complexes primarily differed though the number of coordinating PTN(Me) ligands. The bis-substituted Ag(I) complexes revealed P, N bidentate coordination, while the only P-monocoordination of the metal center was observed for the tris-substituted systems...
May 23, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790623/the-analysis-of-microbial-spectrum-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-uropathogens-isolated-from-patients-with-urinary-stones
#16
Dong Chen, Yuyan Zhang, Jian Huang, Xiongfa Liang, Tao Zeng, Chuangxin Lan, Xiaolu Duan, Zhijian Zhao, Guohua Zeng, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Xiaogang Lu, Wenqi Wu
PURPOSE: The characteristics and resistance patterns of urine bacteriology in patients with urinary tract stones have not been extensively studied. This study aims to investigate the microbial spectrum and antibiotic resistance of uropathogens isolated from urinary tract infections in patients with urinary stones and provide a basis for appropriate antimicrobial treatments. METHODS: The results of positive bladder midstream urine cultures and their antimicrobial susceptibility were retrospectively analysed from hospitalised patients with diagnosis of urinary calculi and urinary tract infections between January 2010 and December 2015...
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790584/effects-of-psidium-guajava-leaf-extract-on-secretion-systems-of-gram-negative-enteropathogenic-bacteria
#17
Noboru Nakasone, Yasunori Ogura, Naomi Higa, Claudia Toma, Yukiko Koizumi, Giichi Takaesu, Toshihiko Suzuki, Tetsu Yamashiro
We screened a total of 672 plant-tissue extracts to search for phytochemicals that inhibit the function of the type III secretion system (T3SS) of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Among candidates examined, we found that an extract from the leaves of Psidium guajava (guava) inhibited the secretion of the EspB protein from EPEC and EHEC without affecting bacterial growth. The guava extract (GE) also inhibited EPEC and EHEC from adhering to and injecting EspB protein into HEp-2 cells...
May 23, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790348/bioinspired-photocatalytic-shark-skin-surfaces-with-antibacterial-and-antifouling-activity-via-nanoimprint-lithography
#18
Feyza Dundar Arisoy, Kristopher W Kolewe, Benjamin Homyak, Irene S Kurtz, Jessica D Schiffman, James J Watkins
By combining antifouling shark skin patterns with antibacterial titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs), we present a simple route towards producing durable multifunctional surfaces that decrease microbial attachment and inactivate attached microorganisms. Norland Optical Adhesive (NOA), a UV-crosslinkable adhesive material was loaded with 0, 10, or 50 wt% TiO2 NPs from which shark skin microstructures were imprinted using solvent-assisted soft nanoimprint lithography on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790281/suppressing-tawny-crazy-ant-nylanderia-fulva-by-rnai-technology
#19
Jia Meng, Jiaxin Lei, Andrew Davitt, Jocelyn R Holt, Jian Huang, Roger Gold, Edward L Vargo, Aaron M Tarone, Keyan Zhu-Salzman
The tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) is a new invasive pest in the United States. At present, its management mainly relies on the use of synthetic insecticides, which are generally ineffective at producing lasting control of the pest, necessitating alternative environmentally friendly measures. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of gene silencing to control this ant species. Six housekeeping genes encoding actin (NfActin), coatomer subunit β (NfCOPβ), arginine kinase (NfArgK), and V-type proton ATPase subunits A (NfvATPaseA), B (NfvATPaseB) and E (NfvATPaseE) were cloned...
May 22, 2018: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789881/characterization-of-recombinant-e-coli-expressing-arsr-from-rhodopseudomonas-palustris-cga009-that-displays-highly-selective-arsenic-adsorption
#20
Changdong Ke, Chungui Zhao, Christopher Rensing, Suping Yang, Yi Zhang
Innovative methods to lower arsenic (As) exposure are sought. The As regulatory protein (ArsR) is reported of having high affinity and specificity to arsenite [As(III)]. Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009 is a good model organism for studying As detoxification due to at least three ars operons and four diverse arsRRP1-4 on the genome. In this study, four Escherichia coli harboring arsRRP1-4 derived from CGA009 were engineered and tested regarding their As resistance. The results showed that E. coli (arsRRP2 ) displayed robust As(III) resistance, and its growth inhibition rate was only 2...
May 22, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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