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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193863/modular-electron-transport-chains-from-eukaryotic-organelles-function-to-support-nitrogenase-activity
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Jianguo Yang, Xiaqing Xie, Mingxuan Yang, Ray Dixon, Yi-Ping Wang
A large number of genes are necessary for the biosynthesis and activity of the enzyme nitrogenase to carry out the process of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), which requires large amounts of ATP and reducing power. The multiplicity of the genes involved, the oxygen sensitivity of nitrogenase, plus the demand for energy and reducing power, are thought to be major obstacles to engineering BNF into cereal crops. Genes required for nitrogen fixation can be considered as three functional modules encoding electron-transport components (ETCs), proteins required for metal cluster biosynthesis, and the "core" nitrogenase apoenzyme, respectively...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192658/iiron-release-from-the-siderophore-pyoverdine-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-involves-three-new-actors-fpvc-fpvg-and-fpvh
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Géraldine Ganne, Karl Brillet, Beata Basta, Beatrice Roche, Françoise Hoegy, Véronique Gasser, Isabelle J Schalk
Siderophores are iron chelators produced by bacteria to access iron, an essential nutriment. Pyoverdine (PVDI), the major siderophore produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, consists of a fluorescent chromophore linked to an octapeptide. The ferric-form of PVDI is transported from the extracellular environment into the periplasm by the outer membrane transporter, FpvA. Iron is then released from the siderophore in the periplasm by a mechanism that does not involve chemical modification of the chelator, but an iron reduction step...
February 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185883/development-of-reactor-configurations-for-an-electrofuels-platform-utilizing-genetically-modified-iron-oxidizing-bacteria-for-the-reduction-of-co2-to-biochemicals
#3
Jingyang Guan, Sarah A Berlinger, Xiaozheng Li, Zhongmou Chao, Victor Sousa E Silva, Scott Banta, Alan C West
Electrofuels processes are potentially promising platforms for biochemical production from CO2 using renewable energy. When coupled to solar panels, this approach could avoid the inefficiencies of photosynthesis and there is no competition with food agriculture. In addition, these systems could potentially be used to store intermittent or stranded electricity generated from other renewable sources. Here we develop reactor configurations for continuous electrofuels processes to convert electricity and CO2 to isobutyric acid (IBA) using genetically modified (GM) chemolithoautotrophic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177216/bacterioferritin-structure-dynamics-and-protein-protein-interactions-at-play-in-iron-storage-and-mobilization
#4
Mario Rivera
Despite its essentiality to life, iron presents significant challenges to cells: the exceedingly low solubility of Fe(3+) limits its bioavailability, and the reactivity of Fe(2+) toward H2O2 is a source of the toxic hydroxyl radical (HO(•)). Consequently, cellular levels of free iron are highly regulated to ensure sufficiency while preventing iron-induced toxicity. Relatively little is known about the fate of iron in the bacterial cytosol or how cells balance the need for relatively high cytosolic iron concentrations with the potential toxicity of the nutrient...
February 8, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169454/toxicity-of-sulfide-to-early-life-stages-of-wild-rice-zizania-palustris
#5
Douglas J Fort, Kevin Todhunter, Troy D Fort, Michael B Mathis, Rachel Walker, Mike Hansel, Scott Hall, Robin Richards, Kurt Anderson
Wild rice (Zizania palustris) sensitivity to sulfide is not well understood. Since sulfate in surface waters is reduced to sulfide by anaerobic bacteria in sediments and historical information indicated that 10 mg/L sulfate in Minnesota surface water reduced Z. palustris abundance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) established 10 mg/L sulfate as a water quality criterion in 1973. A 21-day daily-renewal hydroponic study was conducted to evaluate sulfide toxicity to wild rice and the potential mitigation of sulfide toxicity by Fe...
February 7, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160681/potential-effects-of-rainwater-borne-hydrogen-peroxide-on-pollutants-in-stagnant-water-environments
#6
Junhao Qin, Chuxia Lin, Patrick Cheruiyot, Sandra Mkpanam, Nelisiwe Good-Mary Duma
Microcosm experiments were conducted to examine the effects of rainwater-borne H2O2 on inactivation of water-borne coliforms, oxidation of ammonia and nitrite, and degradation of organic pollutants in canal and urban lake water. The results show that the soluble iron in the investigated water samples was sufficiently effective for reaction with H2O2 in the simulated rainwater-affected stagnant water to produce OH (Fenton reaction), which inactivated coliform bacteria even at a H2O2 dose as low as 5 μM within just 1 min of contact time...
January 25, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140394/sticking-together-inter-species-aggregation-of-bacteria-isolated-from-iron-snow-is-controlled-by-chemical-signaling
#7
Jiro F Mori, Nico Ueberschaar, Shipeng Lu, Rebecca E Cooper, Georg Pohnert, Kirsten Küsel
Marine and lake snow is a continuous shower of mixed organic and inorganic aggregates falling from the upper water where primary production is substantial. These pelagic aggregates provide a niche for microbes that can exploit these physical structures and resources for growth, thus are local hot spots for microbial activity. However, processes underlying their formation remain unknown. Here, we investigated the role of chemical signaling between two co-occurring bacteria that each make up more than 10% of the community in iron-rich lakes aggregates (iron snow)...
January 31, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127804/perturbation-of-manganese-metabolism-disrupts-cell-division-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#8
Julia E Martin, John P Lisher, Malcolm E Winkler, David P Giedroc
Manganese (Mn) is an essential micronutrient and required cofactor in bacteria. Despite its importance, excess Mn can impair bacterial growth, the mechanism of which remains largely unexplored. Here, we show that proper Mn homeostasis is critical for cellular growth of the major human respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Perturbations in Mn homeostasis genes, psaBCA, encoding the Mn importer, and mntE, encoding the Mn exporter, lead to Mn sensitivity during aerobiosis. Mn-stressed cells accumulate iron and copper, in addition to Mn...
January 27, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067656/magnetite-nanoparticles-influence-the-ammonium-oxidizing-bacteria-activity-during-nitritation-process
#9
Simone Perazzoli, Camila Michels, Hugo M Soares
With nanotechnology dissemination, nanomaterials' (NMs) release into the environment is inevitable and may adversely affect the wastewater treatment processes. Among the NMs, the iron oxide nanoparticles have a considerable commercial potential, mainly because their magnetic properties, high catalytic ability and antimicrobial activity. However, few studies have examined their potential effect on the biological wastewater treatment. In this process, ammonium-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) are sensitive to the presence of inhibitory compounds and are useful as biosensors to assess contaminant toxicity information...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063654/biochar-decreases-nitrogen-oxide-and-enhances-methane-emissions-via-altering-microbial-community-composition-of-anaerobic-paddy-soil
#10
Ning Wang, Zhi-Zhou Chang, Xi-Mei Xue, Jian-Guang Yu, Xiao-Xia Shi, Lena Q Ma, Hong-Bo Li
Biochar application to agricultural soil is an appealing approach to mitigate nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions. However, the underlying microbial mechanisms are unclear. In this study, a paddy soil slurry was incubated anaerobically for 14d with biochar amendments produced from rice straw at 300, 500, or 700°C (B300, B500, and B700) to study their influences on greenhouse gas emissions. Illumina sequencing was used to characterize shift of soil bacterial and archaeal community composition. After peaking at day 1, N2O emission then sharply decreased to low levels while CH4 started to emit at day 3 then continually increased with incubation...
January 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062866/-bovine-lactoferrin-decreases-the-invasion-of-salmonella-enterica-to-hep-2-cells
#11
Liz J Barreto Arce, Carmen A Contreras García, David Durand Vara, Theresa Ochoa Woodell
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of bovine lactoferrin (bLf) on the invasion of Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium to HEp-2 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HEp-2 monolayers were infected with 106 colony forming unit (CFU) of bacteria in the absence and presence of 1 and 10 mg/mL of bLf (iron-saturated) and incubated 1.5 hours at 37°C. Two treatments were evaluated: pre- infection (HEp-2 cells were incubated with bLf one hour prior to infection with Salmonella) and post-infection (bLf was added 15 minutes after the infection)...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050844/microbial-nitrate-removal-by-waste-iron-shavings-from-the-biological-and-catalytic-ozonation-treated-dyeing-and-finishing-wastewater
#12
Jieting Ma, Yunlu Chen, Gang Luo, Jianxin Nie, Zhigang Guo, Yan Liu, Luming Ma
The concentration of total nitrogen (TN) (between 40 and 60 mg/L, mainly nitrate) in the biological and catalytic ozonation treated dyeing and finishing wastewater needs to be reduced before discharge. The present study investigated the feasibility of using waste iron shavings as electron donor for nitrogen removal by biological denitrification. Two anoxic sequencing batch reactors (AnSBR) were continuously operated for more than 100 days. The results showed that the TN removal efficiency increased from 12% in the control reactor (AnSBR-C) to 20% in the reactor with waste iron shavings (AnSBR-Fe)...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043205/heavy-metal-bioleaching-and-sludge-stabilization-in-a-single-stage-reactor-using-indigenous-acidophilic-heterotrophs
#13
Akanksha Mehrotra, T R Sreekrishnan
Simultaneous sludge digestion and metal leaching (SSDML) have been reported at mesophilic temperature. It is generally perceived that while sludge stabilization is effected by heterotrophs at neutral pH, metal bioleaching is done by acidophilic autotrophs. However, little information is available on the microbial communities involved in the process. This study carried out SSDML in a single stage reactor using sludge indigenous microorganisms and looked at the bacterial communities responsible for the process...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033549/combined-iron-and-sulfate-reduction-biostimulation-as-a-novel-approach-to-enhance-btex-and-pah-source-zone-biodegradation-in-biodiesel-blend-contaminated-groundwater
#14
Juliana B Müller, Débora T Ramos, Catherine Larose, Marilda Fernandes, Helen S C Lazzarin, Timothy M Vogel, Henry X Corseuil
The use of biodiesel as a transportation fuel and its growing mandatory blending percentage in diesel increase the likelihood of contaminating groundwater with diesel/biodiesel blends. A 100L-field experiment with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, v/v) was conducted to assess the potential for the combined biostimulation of iron and sulfate reducing bacteria to enhance BTEX and PAH biodegradation in a diesel/biodiesel blend-contaminated groundwater. A B20 field experiment under monitored natural attenuation (MNA) was used as a baseline control...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994455/reduced-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation-in-the-presence-of-chitosan-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#15
Si-Feng Shi, Jing-Fu Jia, Xiao-Kui Guo, Ya-Ping Zhao, De-Sheng Chen, Yong-Yuan Guo, Xian-Long Zhang
Staphylococcus aureus can adhere to most foreign materials and form biofilm on the surface of medical devices. Biofilm infections are difficult to resolve. The goal of this in vitro study was to explore the use of chitosan-coated nanoparticles to prevent biofilm formation. For this purpose, S. aureus was seeded in 96-well plates to incubate with chitosan-coated iron oxide nanoparticles in order to study the efficiency of biofilm formation inhibition. The biofilm bacteria count was determined using the spread plate method; biomass formation was measured using the crystal violet staining method...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940542/arsenic-detoxification-by-geobacter-species
#16
Yan Dang, David J F Walker, Kaitlin E Vautour, Steven Dixon, Dawn E Holmes
: Insight into the mechanisms for arsenic detoxification by Geobacter species is expected to improve the understanding of global cycling of arsenic in iron-rich subsurface sedimentary environments. Analysis of 14 different Geobacter genomes showed that all of these species have genes coding for an arsenic detoxification system (ars operon), and several have genes required for arsenic respiration (arr operon) and methylation (arsM). Genes encoding four arsenic repressor-like proteins were detected in the genome of G...
February 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938342/comparative-analysis-of-solar-pasteurization-versus-solar-disinfection-for-the-treatment-of-harvested-rainwater
#17
André Strauss, Penelope Heather Dobrowsky, Thando Ndlovu, Brandon Reyneke, Wesaal Khan
BACKGROUND: Numerous pathogens and opportunistic pathogens have been detected in harvested rainwater. Developing countries, in particular, require time- and cost-effective treatment strategies to improve the quality of this water source. The primary aim of the current study was thus to compare solar pasteurization (SOPAS; 70 to 79 °C; 80 to 89 °C; and ≥90 °C) to solar disinfection (SODIS; 6 and 8 hrs) for their efficiency in reducing the level of microbial contamination in harvested rainwater...
December 9, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924259/cation-limited-kinetic-model-for-microbial-extracellular-electron-transport-via-an-outer-membrane-cytochrome-c-complex
#18
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Akihiro Okamoto, Yoshihide Tokunou, Junki Saito
Outer-membrane c-type cytochrome (OM c-Cyt) complexes in several genera of iron-reducing bacteria, such as Shewanella and Geobacter, are capable of transporting electrons from the cell interior to extracellular solids as a terminal step of anaerobic respiration. The kinetics of this electron transport has implications for controlling the rate of microbial electron transport during bioenergy or biochemical production, iron corrosion, and natural mineral cycling. Herein, we review the findings from in-vivo and in-vitro studies examining electron transport kinetics through single OM c-Cyt complexes in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1...
2016: Biophysics and Physicobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875572/iron-regulated-phospholipase-c-activity-contributes-to-the-cytolytic-activity-and-virulence-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#19
Steven E Fiester, Brock A Arivett, Robert E Schmidt, Amber C Beckett, Tomislav Ticak, Mary V Carrier, Rajarshi Ghosh, Emily J Ohneck, Maeva L Metz, Marlo K Sellin Jeffries, Luis A Actis
Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen that causes a wide range of infections including pneumonia, septicemia, necrotizing fasciitis and severe wound and urinary tract infections. Analysis of A. baumannii representative strains grown in Chelex 100-treated medium for hemolytic activity demonstrated that this pathogen is increasingly hemolytic to sheep, human and horse erythrocytes, which interestingly contain increasing amounts of phosphatidylcholine in their membranes. Bioinformatic, genetic and functional analyses of 19 A...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836410/using-the-natural-biodegradation-potential-of-shallow-soils-for-in-situ-remediation-of-deep-vadose-zone-and-groundwater
#20
Lior Avishai, Hagar Siebner, Ofer Dahan, Zeev Ronen
In this study, we examined the ability of top soil to degrade perchlorate from infiltrating polluted groundwater under unsaturated conditions. Column experiments designed to simulate typical remediation operation of daily wetting and draining cycles of contaminated water amended with an electron donor. Covering the infiltration area with bentonite ensured anaerobic conditions. The soil remained unsaturated, and redox potential dropped to less than -200mV. Perchlorate was reduced continuously from ∼1150mg/L at the inlet to ∼300mg/L at the outlet in daily cycles...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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