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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806528/surface-adaptive-gold-nanoparticles-with-effective-adherence-and-enhanced-photothermal-ablation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm
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Dengfeng Hu, Huan Li, Bailiang Wang, Zi Ye, Wenxi Lei, Fan Jia, Qiao Jin, Ke-Feng Ren, Jian Ji
Biofilms which contribute to the persistent bacterial infections pose serious threats to global public health, mainly due to their resistance to antibiotics penetration and escaping innate immune attacks by phagocytes. Here, we report a kind of surface-adaptive gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) exhibiting (1) self-adaptive target to the acidic microenvironment of biofilm, (2) enhanced photothermal ablation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation and (3) no damage to the healthy tissues around biofilm...
August 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806422/silver-nanoparticles-as-a-control-agent-against-facades-coated-by-aerial-algae-a-model-study-of-apatococcus-lobatus-green-algae
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Paulina Nowicka-Krawczyk, Joanna Żelazna-Wieczorek, Tomasz Koźlecki
Aerial algae are an important biological factor causing the biodegradation of building materials and facades. Conservation procedures aimed at the protection of historic and utility materials must be properly designed to avoid an increase of the degradation rate. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) synthetized with features contributing to the accessibility and toxicity (spherical shape, small size) on the most frequently occurring species of green algae in aerial biofilms and thus, the most common biodegradation factor-Apatococcus lobatus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805294/microplastics-alter-composition-of-fungal-communities-in-aquatic-ecosystems
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Marie Therese Kettner, Keilor Rojas-Jimenez, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Hans-Peter Grossart
Despite increasing concerns about microplastic (MP) pollution in aquatic ecosystems, there is insufficient knowledge on how MP affect fungal communities. In this study, we explored the diversity and community composition of fungi attached to polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) particles incubated in different aquatic systems in north-east Germany: the Baltic Sea, the River Warnow and a wastewater treatment plant. Based on next generation 18S rRNA gene sequencing, 347 different operational taxonomic units assigned to 81 fungal taxa were identified on PE and PS...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805207/periodontal-diseases
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REVIEW
Denis F Kinane, Panagiota G Stathopoulou, Panos N Papapanou
Periodontal diseases comprise a wide range of inflammatory conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth (the gingiva, bone and periodontal ligament), which could lead to tooth loss and contribute to systemic inflammation. Chronic periodontitis predominantly affects adults, but aggressive periodontitis may occasionally occur in children. Periodontal disease initiation and propagation is through a dysbiosis of the commensal oral microbiota (dental plaque), which then interacts with the immune defences of the host, leading to inflammation and disease...
June 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805046/electroenhanced-antimicrobial-coating-based-on-conjugated-polymers-with-covalently-coupled-silver-nanoparticles-prevents-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation
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Salvador Gomez-Carretero, Rolf Nybom, Agneta Richter-Dahlfors
The incidence of hospital-acquired infections is to a large extent due to device-associated infections. Bacterial attachment and biofilm formation on surfaces of medical devices often act as seeding points of infection. To prevent such infections, coatings based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are often applied, however with varying clinical success. Here, the traditional AgNP-based antibacterial technology is reimagined, now forming the base for an electroenhanced antimicrobial coating. To integrate AgNPs in an electrically conducting polymer layer, a simple, yet effective chemical strategy based on poly(hydroxymethyl 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT-MeOH:PSS) and (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane is designed...
August 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804719/effect-of-2-bleaching-agents-with-a-content-of-high-concentrated-hydrogen-peroxide-on-stained-2-cad-cam-blocks-and-a-nanohybrid-composite-resin-an-afm-evaluation
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İzgen Karakaya, Esra Cengiz
The aim of this study was to evaluate color stability of 3 restorative materials, discoloration ability of different solutions, efficacy of 2 office bleaching agents, and surface roughness and topography. Sixty specimens for Clearfil Majesty Esthetic (CME), Lava Ultimate (LU), and Vita Enamic (VE) were prepared. They were immersed into 3 staining solutions for 2 weeks and then they were bleached. According to the measured L(⁎), a(⁎), and b(⁎) parameters described by CIELAB system, color changes (ΔE00), translucency parameters (TP), whiteness index values (W(⁎)), and changes in closeness to pure white (ΔW(⁎)) were calculated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804616/zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-reduced-biofilm-formation-and-antigen-43-expressions-in-uropathogenic-escherichiacoli
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Ali Shakerimoghaddam, Ezzat A Ghaemi, Ailar Jamalli
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-np) on biofilm formation and expression of the flu gene in uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ZnO-np was determined by agar dilution method. The effect of MIC and sub-MIC concentrations of ZnO-np on biofilm formation were determined by microtiter plate assay. The expression level of the flu gene was assessed by Real-Time PCR assay...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804481/the-type-vi-secretion-system-a-dynamic-system-for-bacterial-communication
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REVIEW
Mathias Gallique, Mathilde Bouteiller, Annabelle Merieau
Numerous studies in Gram-negative bacteria have focused on the Type VI Secretion Systems (T6SSs), Quorum Sensing (QS), and social behavior, such as in biofilms. These interconnected mechanisms are important for bacterial survival; T6SSs allow bacteria to battle other cells, QS is devoted to the perception of bacterial cell density, and biofilm formation is essentially controlled by QS. Here, we review data concerning T6SS dynamics and T6SS-QS cross-talk that suggest the existence of inter-bacterial communication via T6SSs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803607/effects-of-scutellaria-baicalensis-on-activity-and-biofilm-formation-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#9
Wei Chen, Bei Li, Shuai Li, Yi-Wen Ou, Qin Ou
Objective To explore the effects of Scutellaria baicalensis on activity and biofilm formation of Klebsiella pneumonia (Kp).Methods The broth and agar dilution Methods were carried out to determine minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of Scutellaria baicalensis for TW518. VITEK-32 system was used to assay TW518 susceptibility to antibiotics. Kp biofilms were formed in vitro and stained with BacLight Live/Dead stain. The class integron geneⅠ1 mRNA expression was analyzed with RT-PCR...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803472/blue-light-switchable-bacterial-adhesion-as-a-key-step-towards-the-design-of-biofilms
#10
Fei Chen, Seraphine Valeska Wegner
The control of where and when bacterial adhere to a substrate is a key step towards controlling the formation and organization in biofilms. This study shows how we engineer bacteria to adhere specifically to substrates with high spatial and temporal control under blue light, but not in the dark, by using photoswitchable interaction between nMag and pMag proteins. For this, we express pMag proteins on the surface of E.coli so that the bacteria can adhere to substrates with immobilized nMag protein under blue light...
August 14, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803164/electrochemically-active-microorganisms-from-an-acid-mine-drainage-affected-site-promote-cathode-oxidation-in-microbial-fuel-cells
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Claudia Rojas, Ignacio T Vargas, Mary Ann Bruns, John M Regan
The limited database of acidophilic or acidotolerant electrochemically active microorganisms prevents advancements on microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operated under low pH. In this study, three MFCs were used to enrich cathodic biofilms using acid mine drainage (AMD) sediments as inoculum. Linear sweep voltammetry showed cathodic current plateaus of 5.5 (±0.7) mA at about -170mV vs Ag/AgCl and 8.5 (±0.9) mA between -500mV to -450mV vs Ag/AgCl for biofilms developed on small graphite fiber brushes. After gamma irradiation, biocathodes exhibited a decrease in current density approaching that of abiotic controls...
August 3, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803096/upgrading-of-the-symbiosis-of-nitrosomanas-and-anammox-bacteria-in-a-novel-single-stage-partial-nitritation-anammox-system-nitrogen-removal-potential-and-microbial-characterization
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Yuan Liu, Qigui Niu, Shaopo Wang, Jiayuan Ji, Yu Zhang, Min Yang, Toshimasa Hojo, Yu-You Li
A novel single-stage partial nitritation-anammox process equipped with porous functional suspended carriers was developed at 25°C in a CSTR by controlling dissolved oxygen <0.3mg/L. The nitrogen removal performance was almost unchanged over a nitrogen loading rate ranging from 0.5 to 2.5kgNH4(+)-N/m(3)/d with a high nitrogen removal efficiency of 81.1%. The specific activity of AOB and anammox bacteria was of 3.00g-N/g-MLVSS/d (the suspended sludge), 3.56g-N/g-MLVSS/d (the biofilm sludge), respectively...
July 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803003/pathogenic-features-and-characteristics-of-food-borne-pathogens-biofilm-biomass-viability-and-matrix
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REVIEW
Shiqi Lin, Ling Yang, Chen Gu, Bing Li, Dingqiang Chen, Lin Li, Zhenbo Xu
Biofilm is a ubiquitous growth pattern of bacterial species survival but is notorious for its threat on public health and food contamination. Extensive studies of the biofilm structure, formation, quantification, quorum sensing system and underlying control strategies have been reported during the past decades. Insightful elucidation of the pathogenic features and characteristic of bacterial biofilm can facilitate in devising appropriate control strategies for biofilm eradication. Therefore, this review mainly summarized the pathogenic features of biofilms from food borne microorganisms, including the biomass (which could be quantified using crystal violet and fluorogenic dye Syto9 assays), viability (which could be determined by tetrazolium salts, fluorescein diacetate, resazurin staining and alamar blue assays) and matrix (which are commonly detected by dimethyl methylene blue and wheat germ agglutinin assays)...
August 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802722/quantification-of-biofilm-biomass-by-staining-non-toxic-safranin-can-replace-the-popular-crystal-violet
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Pernille Ommen, Natalia Zobek, Rikke Louise Meyer
Crystal violet staining is commonly used for quantification of biofilm formation, although it is highly toxic. Here we test safranin as a non-toxic replacement. Safranin staining provided similar results as crystal violet, but with higher reproducibility. We therefore recommend safranin staining for biofilm biomass quantification.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802408/down-regulation-of-malate-synthase-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37ra-leads-to-reduced-stress-tolerance-persistence-and-survival-in-macrophages
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Kumar Sachin Singh, Rishabh Sharma, Deepa Keshari, Nirbhay Singh, Sudheer Kumar Singh
Malate synthase is a condensing enzyme responsible for conversion of glyoxylate to malate in the presence of acetyl-CoA. This reaction helps in bypassing the TCA cycle reactions involving carbon loss and leads to diverting some of the carbon skeletons to gluconeogenic events while rest can continue to provide TCA cycle intermediates. Malate synthase (GlcB) is encoded by MRA_1848 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra (Mtb-Ra). We developed a knockdown (KD) Mtb-Ra strain by down-regulating GlcB. The survival studies suggested increased susceptibility to oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as to rifampicin...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802395/changes-in-pediatric-tracheostomy-tubes-exposed-to-home-dishwashing
#16
David E Smolar, Brian Ho, Steven M Kent, C Anthony Hughes, Donald Mettenburg, Fredrick A Rueggeberg, Michael W Groves
OBJECTIVE: Determine the effects of household dishwashing on Tracheostomy Tube safety. INTRODUCTION: Tracheostomy tubes accumulate biofilms, which may limit their lifespan. Frequent cleaning of the tubes is a method for biofilm prevention. Cleaning practices vary widely. Some families prefer dishwashing of tubes, but its effects are currently unknown. We hypothesize that dishwashing has no significant effect on the physical properties of tracheostomy tubes and can be recommended as a safe way to clean tracheostomy tubes...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802271/antibiofilm-effect-of-poly-vinyl-alcohol-co-ethylene-pva-co-pe-halamine-film-against-listeria-innocua-and-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
#17
Andrea Cossu, Yang Si, Gang Sun, Nitin Nitin
Bacterial biofilm formation is linked to several infections and foodborne disease outbreaks. To address this challenge, there is an unmet need to develop rechargeable antimicrobial materials that can provide continuous sanitation of contact surfaces especially in the food industry. This study was aimed at evaluating a novel rechargeable antimicrobial polymer formed using PVA-co-PE with halamine functionality to prevent biofilm formation with repeated exposure to high loads of bacteria and organic content and also aid in inactivation of pre-formed biofilms upon contact with this novel material...
August 11, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802176/a-rapid-and-simple-protocol-to-prepare-a-living-biocomposite-that-mimics-electroactive-biofilms
#18
Stéphane Pinck, Mathieu Etienne, Manuel Dossot, Frédéric P A Jorand
A living material was formed by self-assembly of bacterial cells (Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 or Pseudomonas fluorescens) with carbon nanotubes in the presence of cytochrome c from a bovine heart with the goal to mimic electroactive biofilms. The role of cytochrome c on self-assembly, cell viability and extracellular electron transfer was studied. Scanning electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering experiments highlighted its role on the self-assembly of bacteria‑carbon nanotube aggregates within only 2h in solution...
August 1, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802109/influence-of-the-properties-of-granitic-rocks-on-their-bioreceptivity-to-subaerial-phototrophic-biofilms
#19
Daniel Vázquez-Nion, Benita Silva, Beatriz Prieto
As any stone substrate is susceptible to biological colonisation, the choice of lithotype used for construction is a key strategy for preventing biodeterioration. For this purpose, a comprehensive evaluation of the primary bioreceptivity to phototrophic biofilms of eleven varieties of granitic rocks, commonly used as building material, was carried out. Blocks were inoculated with a multi-species phototrophic culture and subjected to standardised growth conditions for three months. Biofilm formation was assessed by chlorophyll (chl) fluorescence, colour measurements and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) quantification...
August 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801691/a-new-data-processing-routine-facilitating-the-identification-of-surface-adhered-proteins-from-bacterial-conditioning-films-via-qcm-d-maldi-tof-ms
#20
Siegfried Hohmann, Anke Neidig, Boris Kühl, Frank Kirschhöfer, Jörg Overhage, Gerald Brenner-Weiß
Conditioning films are an important factor in the initiation and development of microbial biofilms, which are the leading cause of chronic infections associated with medical devices. Here, we analyzed the protein content of conditioning films formed after exposure to supernatants of cultures of the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Adhesion of substances from the supernatant was monitored using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) sensor chips modified with the commonly used implant material titanium dioxide (TiO2)...
August 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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