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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822816/genetically-modified-rabies-virus-vectored-ebola-virus-disease-vaccines-are-safe-and-induce-efficacious-immune-responses-in-mice-and-dogs
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Lei Shuai, Xijun Wang, Zhiyuan Wen, Jinying Ge, Jinliang Wang, Dandan Zhao, Zhigao Bu
Ebola viruses (EBOVs) are zoonotic pathogens that cause EBOV disease (EVD) with high case fatality in humans. Currently, EVD vaccines are still under development in several countries. Here, we generated two recombinant rabies viruses (RABVs), rERAG333E/ZGP and rERAG333E/SGP, expressing the Zaire EBOV glycoprotein (ZGP) or Sudan EBOV glycoprotein (SGP) gene based on a modified ERA vaccine strain (rERAG333E) vector platform. The recombinant RABVs retained growth properties similar to those of the vector virus in BSR cell culture and efficiently expressed ZGP or SGP...
August 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821840/antiviral-properties-of-resveratrol-against-pseudorabies-virus-are-associated-with-the-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-kinase-activation
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Xinghong Zhao, Qiankun Cui, Qiuting Fu, Xu Song, Renyong Jia, Yi Yang, Yuanfeng Zou, Lixia Li, Changliang He, Xiaoxia Liang, Lizi Yin, Juchun Lin, Gang Ye, Gang Shu, Ling Zhao, Fei Shi, Cheng Lv, Zhongqiong Yin
Pseudorabies virus (PRV) is a pathogen of swine resulting in devastating disease and economic losses worldwide. Resveratrol (Res) exhibits inhibitory activity against a wide range of viruses. Despite these important advances, the molecular mechanism(s) by which Res exerts its broad biological effects have not yet been elucidated. In this paper, the antiviral activity of Res against PRV and its mechanism of action were investigated. The results showed that Res potently inhibited PRV replication in a dose-dependent manner, with a 50% inhibition concentration of 17...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820991/robust-evaluation-of-performance-monitoring-options-for-ozone-disinfection-in-water-recycling-using-bayesian-analysis
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Guido Carvajal, Amos Branch, Philipp Michel, Scott A Sisson, David J Roser, Jörg E Drewes, Stuart J Khan
Ozonation of wastewater has gained popularity because of its effectiveness in removing colour, UV absorbance, trace organic chemicals, and pathogens. Due to the rapid reaction of ozone with organic compounds, dissolved ozone is often not measurable and therefore, the common disinfection controlling parameter, concentration integrated over contact time (CT) cannot be obtained. In such cases, alternative parameters have been shown to be useful as surrogate measures for microbial removal including change in UV254 absorbance (ΔUVA), change in total fluorescence (ΔTF), or O3:TOC (or O3:DOC)...
August 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810961/resuscitation-of-hypotensive-traumatic-brain-injured-animals-with-spray-dried-plasma-does-not-adversely-alter-physiology-and-improves-blood-brain-barrier-function
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Steven McDaniel, Stephanie Golla, Anthony N Moore, Joe DaCorta, Arthur Bode, Shibani Pati, Pramod K Dash, Jing Zhao
INTRODUCTION: According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the number of soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has risen dramatically over the past decade. Studies have shown that brain damage can be exacerbated if blood loss occurs (often occurring in polytrauma). As blood supply is critical for brain function and survival, TBI patients must be properly resuscitated to maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809441/design-and-fabrication-of-temperature-sensitive-nanogels-with-controlled-drug-release-properties-for-enhanced-photothermal-sterilization
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Luoyuan Li, Limin Fu, Jing Zhou, Xicheng Ai, Jianping Zhang
Excessive free radicals can cause normal protein metamorphic, and further damage healthy cells, while the damaged cells are more prone to infection with pathogenic bacteria. For better removing excessive free radicals and deleterious bacteria from human body, it is urgently needed to develop synergistic antioxidant and antibacterial agents. Herein, we designed novel temperature-sensitive, curcumin (Cur)-loaded nanogels to scavenge reactive oxygen species and kill pathogenic bacteria. Photothermal sterilization, different from traditional antibiotics, is a promising and effective treatment for inactivation of pathogenic bacteria...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808938/advances-in-vaccines-to-prevent-viral-respiratory-illnesses-in-children
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Aleisha J Anderson, Tom L Snelling, Hannah C Moore, Christopher C Blyth
Childhood vaccination has played a critical role in the reduction of morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases, including specific respiratory pathogens. Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) of both bacterial and viral aetiology continues to impact global child health. Key bacterial pathogens including Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza type b are specifically targeted with current vaccination programmes, while at present there are less effective strategies for the prevention of viral disease...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807573/axially-substituted-silicon-iv-phthalocyanine-and-its-quaternized-derivative-as-photosensitizers-towards-tumor-cells-and-bacterial-pathogens
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İpek Ömeroğlu, Esra Nur Kaya, Meltem Göksel, Vesselin Kussovski, Vanya Mantareva, Mahmut Durmuş
Axially di-(alpha,alpha-diphenyl-4-pyridylmethoxy) silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (3) and its quaternized derivative (3Q) were synthesized and tested as photosensitizers against tumor and bacterial cells. These new phthalocyanines were characterized by elemental analysis, and different spectroscopic methods such as FT-IR, UV-Vis, MALDI-TOF and (1)H NMR. The photophysical properties such as absorption and fluorescence, and the photochemical properties such as singlet oxygen generation of both phthalocyanines were investigated in solutions...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806402/multi-functional-mechanisms-of-immune-evasion-by-the-streptococcal-complement-inhibitor-c5a-peptidase
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Nicola N Lynskey, Mark Reglinski, Damien Calay, Matthew K Siggins, Justin C Mason, Marina Botto, Shiranee Sriskandan
The complement cascade is crucial for clearance and control of invading pathogens, and as such is a key target for pathogen mediated host modulation. C3 is the central molecule of the complement cascade, and plays a vital role in opsonization of bacteria and recruitment of neutrophils to the site of infection. Streptococcal species have evolved multiple mechanisms to disrupt complement-mediated innate immunity, among which ScpA (C5a peptidase), a C5a inactivating enzyme, is widely conserved. Here we demonstrate for the first time that pyogenic streptococcal species are capable of cleaving C3, and identify C3 and C3a as novel substrates for the streptococcal ScpA, which are functionally inactivated as a result of cleavage 7 amino acids upstream of the natural C3 convertase...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805660/prolyl-hydroxylase-2-inactivation-enhances-glycogen-storage-and-promotes-excessive-neutrophilic-responses
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Pranvera Sadiku, Joseph A Willson, Rebecca S Dickinson, Fiona Murphy, Alison J Harris, Amy Lewis, David Sammut, Ananda S Mirchandani, Eilise Ryan, Emily R Watts, A A Roger Thompson, Helen M Marriott, David H Dockrell, Cormac T Taylor, Martin Schneider, Patrick H Maxwell, Edwin R Chilvers, Massimilliano Mazzone, Veronica Moral, Chris W Pugh, Peter J Ratcliffe, Christopher J Schofield, Bart Ghesquiere, Peter Carmeliet, Moira Kb Whyte, Sarah R Walmsley
Fully activated innate immune cells are required for effective responses to infection, but their prompt deactivation and removal are essential for limiting tissue damage. Here, we have identified a critical role for the prolyl hydroxylase enzyme Phd2 in maintaining the balance between appropriate, predominantly neutrophil-mediated pathogen clearance and resolution of the innate immune response. We demonstrate that myeloid-specific loss of Phd2 resulted in an exaggerated inflammatory response to Streptococcus pneumonia, with increases in neutrophil motility, functional capacity, and survival...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805458/thermal-inactivation-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-salmonella-during-water-and-steam-blanching-of-vegetables
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Erdogan Ceylan, Wendy McMahon, Donna M Garren
Thermal inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella was evaluated on peas, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and carrots that were treated with hot water and steam. One gram-positive bacterium, L. monocytogenes, and one gram-negative bacterium, Salmonella, were selected as pertinent human pathogens for evaluation. Samples were inoculated with a composite of five strains each of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella to achieve approximately 10(8) to 10(9) CFU/g. Inoculated samples were treated with hot water at 85 and 87...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805457/selection-of-surrogate-bacteria-for-use-in-food-safety-challenge-studies-a-review
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Mengyi Hu, Joshua B Gurtler
Nonpathogenic surrogate bacteria are prevalently used in a variety of food challenge studies in place of foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Clostridium botulinum because of safety and sanitary concerns. Surrogate bacteria should have growth characteristics and/or inactivation kinetics similar to those of target pathogens under given conditions in challenge studies. It is of great importance to carefully select and validate potential surrogate bacteria when verifying microbial inactivation processes...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800587/highly-efficient-gene-inactivation-by-adenoviral-crispr-cas9-in-human-primary-cells
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Olaf Voets, Frans Tielen, Edo Elstak, Julian Benschop, Max Grimbergen, Jan Stallen, Richard Janssen, Andre van Marle, Christian Essrich
Phenotypic assays using human primary cells are highly valuable tools for target discovery and validation in drug discovery. Expression knockdown (KD) of such targets in these assays allows the investigation of their role in models of disease processes. Therefore, efficient and fast modes of protein KD in phenotypic assays are required. The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been shown to be a versatile and efficient means of gene inactivation in immortalized cell lines. Here we describe the use of adenoviral (AdV) CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for efficient gene inactivation in two human primary cell types, normal human lung fibroblasts and human bronchial epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800363/the-viability-of-lytic-bacteriophage-%C3%AE-d5-in-potato-associated-environments-and-its-effect-on-dickeya-solani-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l-plants
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Robert Czajkowski, Anna Smolarska, Zofia Ozymko
Dickeya solani is one of the most important pectinolytic phytopathogens responsible for high losses in potato, especially in seed potato production in Europe. Lytic bacteriophages can affect the structure of the host population and may influence spread, survival and virulence of the pathogen and in consequence, infection of the plant. In this study, we aimed to acquire information on the viability of the broad host lytic bacteriophage ΦD5 on potato, as well as to apprehend the specific effect of this bacteriophage on its host D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799700/expression-of-hopai-interferes-with-map-kinase-signaling-in-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Xue Zhang, Wende Liu, Yang Li, Guotian Li, Xu Jin-Rong
The Pmk1 and Mps1 MAP kinases are essential for appressorium formation and plant infection in Magnaporthe oryzae. However, their exact roles during invasive growth are not clear because pmk1 and mps1 mutants are defective in penetration. To further characterize their functions after penetration, in this study we expressed the Pseudomonas syringae effector HopAI known to inactivate plant MAP kinases in M. oryzae. Constitutive expression of HopAI with the RP27 or TrpC promoter resulted in defects in hyphal growth, conidiation, appressorium penetration, and pathogenicity, which is similar to the phenotype of the mps1 mutant...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799332/attaching-the-nora-efflux-pump-inhibitor-inf55-to-methylene-blue-enhances-antimicrobial-photodynamic-inactivation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ardeshir Rineh, Naveen K Dolla, Anthony R Ball, Maria Magana, John B Bremner, Michael R Hamblin, George P Tegos, Michael J Kelso
Antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation (aPDI) uses photosensitizers (PSs) and harmless visible light to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) and kill microbes. Multidrug efflux systems can moderate the phototoxic effects of PSs by expelling the compounds from cells. We hypothesized that increasing intracellular concentrations of PSs by inhibiting efflux with a covalently attached efflux pump inhibitor (EPI) would enhance bacterial cell phototoxicity and reduce exposure of neighboring host cells to damaging ROS...
August 17, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793878/genome-based-exploration-of-the-specialized-metabolic-capacities-of-the-genus-rhodococcus
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Ana Ceniceros, Lubbert Dijkhuizen, Mirjan Petrusma, Marnix H Medema
BACKGROUND: Bacteria of the genus Rhodococcus are well known for their ability to degrade a large range of organic compounds. Some rhodococci are free-living, saprophytic bacteria; others are animal and plant pathogens. Recently, several studies have shown that their genomes encode putative pathways for the synthesis of a large number of specialized metabolites that are likely to be involved in microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions. To systematically explore the specialized metabolic potential of this genus, we here performed a comprehensive analysis of the biosynthetic coding capacity across publicly available rhododoccal genomes, and compared these with those of several Mycobacterium strains as well as that of their mutual close relative Amycolicicoccus subflavus...
August 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792235/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-irradiation-with-visible-light-on-oral-bacteria-in-vitro-a-systematic-review
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Andreas Pummer, Helge Knüttel, Karl-Anton Hiller, Wolfgang Buchalla, Fabian Cieplik, Tim Maisch
AIM: Resistances to antibiotics employed for treatment of infectious diseases have increased to alarming numbers making it more and more difficult to treat diseases caused by microorganisms resistant to common antibiotics. Consequently, novel methods for successful inactivation of pathogens are required. In this instance, one alternative could be application of light for treatment of topical infections. Antimicrobial properties of UV light are well documented, but due to its DNA-damaging properties use for medical purposes is limited...
August 9, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791440/therapeutic-potentials-of-short-interfering-rnas
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Chit Tam, Jack Ho Wong, Randy Chi Fai Cheung, Tao Zuo, Tzi Bun Ng
Short interfering RNA (siRNA) is one of the members of the family of RNA interference (RNAi). Coupled with the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), siRNA is able to trigger the cleavage of target RNAs which serve as a defensive system against pathogens. Meanwhile, siRNA in gene silencing opens a new avenue for the treatment of various diseases. SiRNA can effectively inhibit viral infection and replication and suppress tumorigenesis and various inflammation-associated diseases and cardiovascular diseases by inactivation of viral genes and downregulation of oncogene expression...
August 8, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790997/tetracycline-resistance-genes-identified-from-distinct-soil-environments-in-china-by-functional-metagenomics
#19
Shaochen Wang, Xia Gao, Yuejiao Gao, Yanqing Li, Mingming Cao, Zhenhua Xi, Lixing Zhao, Zhiyang Feng
Soil microbiota represents one of the ancient evolutionary origins of antibiotic resistance and has been increasingly recognized as a potentially vast unstudied reservoir of resistance genes with possibilities to exchange with pathogens. Tetracycline resistance is one of the most abundant antibiotic resistances that may transfer among clinical and commensal microorganisms. To investigate tetracycline resistance genes from soil bacteria in different habitats, we performed functional analysis of three metagenomic libraries derived from soil samples collected from Yunnan, Sichuan, and Tibet, respectively, in China...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790979/modeling-the-combined-effect-of-pressure-and-mild-heat-on-the-inactivation-kinetics-of-escherichia-coli-listeria-innocua-and-staphylococcus-aureus-in-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#20
Barjinder P Kaur, P Srinivasa Rao
The high-pressure inactivation of Escherichia coli, Listeria innocua, and Staphylococcus aureus was studied in black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). The processing parameters examined included pressure (300 to 600 MPa) and temperature (30 to 50°C). In addition, the pressure-hold period (0 to 15 min) was investigated, thus allowing both single-pulse pressure effects (i.e., zero holding time) and pressure-hold effects to be explored. E. coli was found to be the most sensitive strain to single-pulse pressure, followed by L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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