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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150889/novel-aqueous-oil-in-water-emulsions-containing-extracts-of-natural-coniferous-resins-are-strongly-antimicrobial-against-enterobacteria-staphylococci-and-yeasts-as-well-as-on-bacterial-biofilms
#1
Elias Haapakorva, Thomas Holmbom, Atte von Wright
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the antimicrobial properties of novel aqueous natural rapeseed oil/saline emulsions containing different soluble components of spruce resin. METHODS AND RESULTS: The composition of aqueous resin emulsions was analyzed by GC-MS and their antimicrobial properties were studied with challenge tests and with turbidometric assays. The emulsions were strongly antimicrobial against common Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria (including MRSA) as well as common yeasts...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150637/ml-proteins-from-mesorhizobium-loti-and-mucr-from-brucella-abortus-an-at-rich-core-dna-target-site-and-oligomerization-ability
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Ilaria Baglivo, Luciano Pirone, Emilia Maria Pedone, Joshua Edison Pitzer, Lidia Muscariello, Maria Michela Marino, Gaetano Malgieri, Andrea Freschi, Angela Chambery, Roy-Martin Roop Ii, Paolo Vincenzo Pedone
Mesorhizobium loti contains ten genes coding for proteins sharing high amino acid sequence identity with members of the Ros/MucR transcription factor family. Five of these Ros/MucR family members from Mesorhizobium loti (Ml proteins) have been recently structurally and functionally characterized demonstrating that Ml proteins are DNA-binding proteins. However, the DNA-binding studies were performed using the Ros DNA-binding site with the Ml proteins. Currently, there is no evidence as to when the Ml proteins are expressed during the Mesorhizobium lo ti life cycle as well as no information concerning their natural DNA-binding site...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150517/multi-omics-reveal-the-lifestyle-of-the-acidophilic-mineral-oxidizing-model-species-leptospirillum-ferriphilum-t
#3
Stephan Christel, Malte Herold, Sören Bellenberg, Mohamed El Hajjami, Antoine Buetti-Dinh, Igor V Pivkin, Wolfgang Sand, Paul Wilmes, Ansgar Poetsch, Mark Dopson
Leptospirillum ferriphilum plays a major role in acidic, metal rich environments where it represents one of the most prevalent iron oxidizers. These milieus include acid rock and mine drainage as well as biomining operations. Despite its perceived importance, no complete genome sequence of this model species' type strain is available, limiting the possibilities to investigate the strategies and adaptations Leptospirillum ferriphilum(T) applies to survive and compete in its niche. This study presents a complete, circular genome of Leptospirillum ferriphilum(T) DSM 14647 obtained by PacBio SMRT long read sequencing for use as a high quality reference...
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
#4
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/29149918/oxygen-transfer-in-moving-bed-biofilm-reactor-and-integrated-fixed-film-activated-sludge-processes
#5
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A demonstrated approach to design the, so-called, medium-bubble air diffusion network for oxygen transfer into the aerobic zone(s) of moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) and integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) processes is described in this paper. Operational full-scale biological water resource recovery systems treating municipal sewerage demonstrate that medium-bubble air diffusion networks designed using the method presented here provide reliable service. Further improvement is possible, however, as knowledge gaps prevent more rational process designs...
November 17, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149665/a-study-of-microbial-communities-on-terracotta-separator-and-on-biocathode-of-air-breathing-microbial-fuel-cells
#6
Laura Rago, Sarah Zecchin, Stefania Marzorati, Andrea Goglio, Lucia Cavalca, Pierangela Cristiani, Andrea Schievano
Recently, terracotta has attracted interest as low-cost and biocompatible material to build separators in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). However, the influence of a non-conductive material like terracotta on electroactive microbiological communities remains substantially unexplored. This study aims at describing the microbial pools developed from two different seed inocula (bovine and swine sewage) in terracotta-based air-breathing MFC. A statistical approach on microbiological data confirmed different community enrichment in the MFCs, depending mainly on the inoculum...
November 11, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148361/characterization-of-biofilm-formation-by-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-derived-from-urinary-tract-infections-in-china
#7
Jin-Xin Zheng, Bing Bai, Zhi-Wei Lin, Zhang-Ya Pu, Wei-Ming Yao, Zhong Chen, Duo-Yun Li, Xiang-Bin Deng, Qi-Wen Deng, Zhi-Jian Yu
PURPOSE: This study explored the prevalence and characteristics of Enterococcus faecalis biofilm formation by urinary tract infection (UTI) isolates in order to identify virulence factors associated with biofilm formation. METHODOLOGY: A total of 113 E. faecalis isolates were collected from UTI patients in Shenzhen, China. The isolates were subjected to multilocus sequence typing based on housekeeping genes. Biofilms were detected by crystal violet staining and the expression levels of the E...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147502/chemical-space-guided-discovery-of-antimicrobial-bridged-bicyclic-peptides-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-its-biofilms
#8
Ivan Di Bonaventura, Xian Jin, Ricardo Visini, Daniel Probst, Sacha Javor, Bee-Ha Gan, Gaëlle Michaud, Antonino Natalello, Silvia Maria Doglia, Thilo Köhler, Christian van Delden, Achim Stocker, Tamis Darbre, Jean-Louis Reymond
Herein we report the discovery of antimicrobial bridged bicyclic peptides (AMBPs) active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a highly problematic Gram negative bacterium in the hospital environment. Two of these AMBPs show strong biofilm inhibition and dispersal activity and enhance the activity of polymyxin, currently a last resort antibiotic against which resistance is emerging. To discover our AMBPs we used the concept of chemical space, which is well known in the area of small molecule drug discovery, to define a small number of test compounds for synthesis and experimental evaluation...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146501/antibacterial-activity-and-probiotic-characterization-of-autochthonous-paenibacillus-polymyxa-isolated-from-anabas-testudineus-bloch-1792
#9
Sebastian J Midhun, Sahadevan Neethu, A Vysakh, Damodaran Arun, E K Radhakrishnan, Mathew Jyothis
Microbial fish pathogens are prevalent in aquaculture. Control of Bacterial fish pathogens is important and bio control of pathogenic bacteria is a novel field of study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antagonistic activity of bacteria isolated from Anabas testudineus against potent fish pathogens. The cellular components/preparations and filtered cell free culture supernatants were effective against six fish pathogens. Altogether 110 strains were isolated from fish proximal and distal intestine, out of which 10 strains were selected through well diffusion method...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146500/motility-biofilm-formation-apoptotic-effect-and-virulence-gene-expression-of-atypical-salmonella-typhimurium-outside-and-inside-caco-2-cells
#10
Ibtissem Chakroun, Abdelkarim Mahdhi, Patricia Morcillo, Hector Cordero, Alberto Cuesta, Amina Bakhrouf, Kacem Mahdouani, M Ángeles Esteban
Disease outbreaks related to waterborne pathogen contamination throughout the world as well as challenges that lie ahead for addressing persistent infection are of renewed interest. In this research, we studied the effects of prolonged exposure of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to the cues encountered in the extracellular environment particularly in seawater microcosm on bacterial virulence and subsequent infection in Caco-2 cells. Our data show a significant difference in biofilm formation, swimming and swarming motilities between normal and stressed cells of S...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146498/synthesis-and-characterization-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-gelidium-amansii-and-its-antimicrobial-property-against-various-pathogenic-bacteria
#11
Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Desika Prabakar, Jaya Mary Jacob, Indira Karuppusamy, Rijuta Ganesh Saratale
Microfouling is evolving at a fast rate causing augmented mortality rates and damage worldwide. Until now, several remedial measures have been exploited to overcome microfouling, amongst them nanoparticles play a superior role. Currently, green synthesized nanoparticles have been centered owing to its eco-friendly, cost effectively and non-toxic nature which has also increased its industrial applications (biomedicine, food and textile). In the present research Silver Nanoparticles (Ag NPs) synthesized using marine red algae Gelidium amansii...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146496/euterpe-oleracea-pulp-extract-chemical-analyses-antibiofilm-activity-against-staphylococcus-aureus-cytotoxicity-and-interference-on-the-activity-of-antimicrobial-drugs
#12
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza, Renan Martins Dos Santos, Isabela Penna Cerávolo, Gustavo Cosenza, Pedro Henrique Ferreira Marçal, Flávio Jr Barbosa Figueiredo
Euterpe oleracea (Açaí) fruit are widely consumed at the Brazil Amazon region, and biological potentials such as immunomodulatory and antioxidant have been described for its extracts. However, its antimicrobial effect remains poorly investigated. In this study, the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of the methanolic extract of an artisanally-manufactured açaí pulp (MEAP) were evaluated against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Besides, MEAP interference on the activity of antimicrobial drugs of clinical relevance was explored, and its cytotoxicity against hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) was investigated...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146265/sawr-a-new-regulator-controlling-pyomelanin-synthesis-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#13
Yossi Ben-David, Elena Zlotnik, Itzhak Zander, Gal Yerushalmi, Sivan Shoshani, Ehud Banin
Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) were previously shown to inhibit biofilm formation, increase bacterial susceptibility to antibiotic treatment and alter the transcription pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here we characterize one gene, sawR (PA3133), that is highly overexpressed when P. aeruginosa is exposed to SAW. SawR is a putative transcription factor belonging to the TetR regulator family. When overexpressed sawR causes numerous phenotypes, including the accumulation of a brown pigment which we identified as pyomelanin...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146260/a-novel-burkholderia-ambifaria-strain-able-to-degrade-the-mycotoxin-fusaric-acid-and-to-inhibit-fusarium-spp-growth
#14
Ester Simonetti, Irma N Roberts, Marcela S Montecchia, Flavio H Gutierrez-Boem, Federico M Gomez, Jimena A Ruiz
Fusaric acid (FA) is a fungal metabolite produced by several Fusarium species responsible for wilts and root rot diseases of a great variety of plants. Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. have been considered as promising biocontrol agents against phytopathogenic Fusarium spp., however it has been demonstrated that FA negatively affects growth and production of some antibiotics in these bacteria. Thus, the capability to degrade FA would be a desirable characteristic in bacterial biocontrol agents of Fusarium wilt...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145853/molecular-characterization-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#15
Kevin M Raible, Bhaswati Sen, Nancy Law, Tiffany E Bias, Christopher L Emery, Garth D Ehrlich, Suresh G Joshi
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is largely due to its ability to rapidly gain resistance to antimicrobial therapies and its capability to persist in an abiotic environment through the production of a biofilm. Our tertiary-care hospital has showed high incidence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) isolates. METHODS: In this study we explore both genotypic and phenotypic properties of 26 CRAB isolates: 16 isolates were collected from January 2010 to March 2011, and 10 were collected between February and May 2015...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145795/use-of-immunohistochemistry-to-demonstrate-in-vivo-expression-of-the-burkholderia-mallei-virulence-factor-bpab-during-experimental-glanders
#16
Shawn M Zimmerman, Mackenzie E Long, Jeremy S Dyke, Tomislav P Jelesijevic, Frank Michel, Eric R Lafontaine, Robert J Hogan
Burkholderia mallei causes the highly contagious and debilitating zoonosis glanders, which infects via inhalation or percutaneous inoculation and often culminates in life-threatening pneumonia and sepsis. In humans, glanders is difficult to diagnose and requires prolonged antibiotic therapy with low success rates. No vaccine exists to protect against B. mallei, and there is concern regarding its use as a bioweapon. The authors previously identified the protein BpaB as a potential target for devising therapies due to its role in adherence to host cells and the formation of biofilms in vitro and its contribution to pathogenicity in a mouse model of glanders...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145445/a-new-approach-by-optical-coherence-tomography-for-elucidating-biofilm-formation-by-emergent-candida-species
#17
Melyna Chaves Leite de Andrade, Marcos Andre Soares de Oliveira, Franz de Assis Graciano Dos Santos, Pamella de Brito Ximenes Vilela, Michellangelo Nunes da Silva, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima Neto, Henrique Jonh Pereira Neves, Ildnay de Souza Lima Brandão, Guilherme Maranhão Chaves, Renato Evangelista de Araujo, Rejane Pereira Neves
The majority of microorganisms present a community lifestyle, establishing biofilm ecosystems. However, little is known about its formation in emergent Candida species involved in catheter-related infections. Thus, various techniques may be used in the biofilm detection to elucidate structure and clinical impact. In this context, we report the ability of emergent Candida species (Candida haemulonii, C. lusitaniae, C. pelliculosa, C.guilliermondii, C. famata and C. ciferrii) on developing well structured biofilms with cell viability and architecture, using optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145328/endocarditis-due-to-abiotrophia-defectiva-a-biofilm-related-infection-associated-with-the-presence-of-fixed-braces-a-case-report
#18
Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Endocarditis with Abiotrophia defectiva represents 4.3% to 6% of all streptococcal endocarditis. The article presents diagnosis issues and the complexity of the treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a female white patient, aged 26 years, who developed infectious endocarditis caused by A defectiva, in the last trimester of pregnancy, a biofilm-related infection associated with the presence of fixed braces. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis of infectious endocarditis was confirmed by the cardiac ultrasound examination that revealed a voluminous vegetation on the mitral valve, and acute mitral regurgitation caused by chordae tendinae rupture, and also by isolating Abiotrophia defectiva from two positive blood cultures...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145120/enhanced-nitrogen-removal-from-piggery-wastewater-with-high-nh4-and-low-cod-tn-ratio-in-a-novel-upflow-microaerobic-biofilm-reactor
#19
Jia Meng, Jiuling Li, Jianzheng Li, Philip Antwi, Kaiwen Deng, Jun Nan, Pianpian Xu
To enhance nutrient removal more cost-efficiently in microaerobic process treating piggery wastewater characterized by high ammonium (NH4(+)-N) and low chemical oxygen demand (COD) to total nitrogen (TN) ratio, a novel upflow microaerobic biofilm reactor (UMBR) was constructed and the efficiency in nutrient removal was evaluated with various influent COD/TN ratios and reflux ratios. The results showed that the biofilm on the carriers had increased the biomass in the UMBR and enhanced the enrichment of slow-growth-rate bacteria such as nitrifiers, denitrifiers and anammox bacteria...
November 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145084/low-voltage-electric-potential-as-a-driving-force-to-hinder-biofouling-in-self-supporting-carbon-nanotube-membranes
#20
Chidambaram Thamaraiselvan, Avner Ronen, Sofia Lerman, Moran Balaish, Yair Ein-Eli, Carlos G Dosoretz
This study aimed at evaluating the contribution of low voltage electric field, both alternating (AC) and direct (DC) currents, on the prevention of bacterial attachment and cell inactivation to highly electrically conductive self-supporting carbon nanotubes (CNT) membranes at conditions which encourage biofilm formation. A mutant strain of Pseudomonas putida S12 was used a model bacterium and either capacitive or resistive electrical circuits and two flow regimes, flow-through and cross-flow filtration, were studied...
November 3, 2017: Water Research
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