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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914021/surface-modified-cobalt-ferrite-nanoparticles-for-rapid-capture-detection-and-removal-of-pathogens-a-potential-material-for-water-purification
#1
Raghvendra A Bohara, Nanasaheb D Throat, Nayeem A Mulla, Shivaji H Pawar
Enteric infections resulting from the consumption of contaminated drinking water, inadequate supply of water for personal hygiene, and poor sanitation take a heavy toll worldwide, and developing countries are the major sufferers. Consumption of microbiologically contaminated water leads to diseases such as amoebiasis, cholera, shigellosis, typhoid, and viral infections leading to gastroenteritis and hepatitis B. The present investigation deals with the development of effective method to capture and eliminate microbial contamination of water and improve the quality of water and thus decreasing the contaminated waterborne infections...
December 2, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911781/structure-and-mechanism-of-nov1-a-resveratrol-cleaving-dioxygenase
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Ryan P McAndrew, Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh, Michael M Mbughuni, Richard A Heins, Jose H Pereira, Anthe George, Kenneth L Sale, Brian G Fox, Blake A Simmons, Paul D Adams
Stilbenes are diphenyl ethene compounds produced naturally in a wide variety of plant species and some bacteria. Stilbenes are also derived from lignin during kraft pulping. Stilbene cleavage oxygenases (SCOs) cleave the central double bond of stilbenes, forming two phenolic aldehydes. Here, we report the structure of an SCO. The X-ray structure of NOV1 from Novosphingobium aromaticivorans was determined in complex with its substrate resveratrol (1.89 Å), its product vanillin (1.75 Å), and without any bound ligand (1...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905924/current-knowledge-and-perspectives-of-paenibacillus-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Elliot Nicholas Grady, Jacqueline MacDonald, Linda Liu, Alex Richman, Ze-Chun Yuan
Isolated from a wide range of sources, the genus Paenibacillus comprises bacterial species relevant to humans, animals, plants, and the environment. Many Paenibacillus species can promote crop growth directly via biological nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, production of the phytohormone indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), and release of siderophores that enable iron acquisition. They can also offer protection against insect herbivores and phytopathogens, including bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and viruses...
December 1, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905613/unambiguous-identification-and-discovery-of-bacterial-siderophores-by-direct-injection-21-tesla-fourier-transform-ion-cyclotron-resonance-mass-spectrometry
#4
Lawrence R Walker, Malak M Tfaily, Jared B Shaw, Nancy J Hess, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić, David W Koppenaal
Under iron-limiting conditions, bacteria produce low molecular mass Fe(iii) binding molecules known as siderophores to sequester the Fe(iii), along with other elements, increasing their bioavailability. Siderophores are thought to influence iron cycling and biogeochemistry in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems and hence the need for rapid, confident characterization of these compounds has increased. In this study, the type of siderophores produced by two marine bacterial species, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 and Vibrio cyclitrophicus 1F53, were characterized by use of a newly developed 21 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer (FTICR MS) with direct injection electrospray ionization...
December 1, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902780/co-regulation-of-iron-metabolism-and-virulence-associated-functions-by-iron-and-xibr-a-novel-iron-binding-transcription-factor-in-the-plant-pathogen-xanthomonas
#5
Sheo Shankar Pandey, Pradeep Kumar Patnana, Santosh Kumar Lomada, Archana Tomar, Subhadeep Chatterjee
Abilities of bacterial pathogens to adapt to the iron limitation present in hosts is critical to their virulence. Bacterial pathogens have evolved diverse strategies to coordinately regulate iron metabolism and virulence associated functions to maintain iron homeostasis in response to changing iron availability in the environment. In many bacteria the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) functions as transcription factor that utilize ferrous form of iron as cofactor to regulate transcription of iron metabolism and many cellular functions...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893862/diversity-and-evolutionary-analysis-of-iron-containing-type-iii-alcohol-dehydrogenases-in-eukaryotes
#6
Carlos Gaona-López, Adriana Julián-Sánchez, Héctor Riveros-Rosas
BACKGROUND: Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity is widely distributed in the three domains of life. Currently, there are three non-homologous NAD(P)+-dependent ADH families reported: Type I ADH comprises Zn-dependent ADHs; type II ADH comprises short-chain ADHs described first in Drosophila; and, type III ADH comprises iron-containing ADHs (FeADHs). These three families arose independently throughout evolution and possess different structures and mechanisms of reaction. While types I and II ADHs have been extensively studied, analyses about the evolution and diversity of (type III) FeADHs have not been published yet...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891183/complete-genome-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-forc014-isolated-from-the-toothfish
#7
Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Sooyeon Lim, Kwondo Kim, Suyeon Kim, Eun Jung Na, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu, Sang Ho Choi, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Foodborne illness can occur due to various pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and can cause severe gastroenteritis symptoms. In this study, we completed the genome sequence of a foodborne pathogen V. parahaemolyticus FORC_014, which was isolated from suspected contaminated toothfish from South Korea. Additionally, we extended our knowledge of genomic characteristics of the FORC_014 strain through comparative analysis using the complete sequences of other V...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891115/methanotrophy-under-versatile-conditions-in-the-water-column-of-the-ferruginous-meromictic-lake-la-cruz-spain
#8
Kirsten Oswald, Corinne Jegge, Jana Tischer, Jasmine Berg, Andreas Brand, María R Miracle, Xavier Soria, Eduardo Vicente, Moritz F Lehmann, Jakob Zopfi, Carsten J Schubert
Lakes represent a considerable natural source of methane to the atmosphere compared to their small global surface area. Methanotrophs in sediments and in the water column largely control methane fluxes from these systems, yet the diversity, electron accepting capacity, and nutrient requirements of these microorganisms have only been partially identified. Here, we investigated the role of electron acceptors alternative to oxygen and sulfate in microbial methane oxidation at the oxycline and in anoxic waters of the ferruginous meromictic Lake La Cruz, Spain...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889698/major-involvement-of-bacterial-components-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-accompanying-oxidative-stress-systemic-inflammation-and-hypercoagulability
#9
Etheresia Pretorius, Oore-Ofe Akeredolu, Prashilla Soma, Douglas B Kell
We review the evidence that infectious agents, including those that become dormant within the host, have a major role to play in much of the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis and the inflammation that is its hallmark. This occurs in particular because they can produce cross-reactive (auto-)antigens, as well as potent inflammagens such as lipopolysaccharide that can themselves catalyze further inflammagenesis, including via β-amyloid formation. A series of observables coexist in many chronic, inflammatory diseases as well as rheumatoid arthritis...
November 25, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885599/characterization-of-high-affinity-iron-acquisition-systems-in-campylobacter-jejuni
#10
Ximin Zeng, Jun Lin
Iron acquisition systems are critical for bacterial pathogenesis and thus have been proposed as attractive targets for iron-dependent pathogen control. Of these systems, high-affinity iron acquisition mediated by siderophore, a small iron chelator, is the most efficient iron-scavenging mechanism in gram-negative bacteria. Campylobacter does not produce any siderophores but has the ability to utilize exogenous siderophores. In particular, the enterobactin (Ent)-mediated iron scavenging is tightly linked to Campylobacter pathogenesis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881802/elongated-magnetite-nanoparticle-formation-from-a-solid-ferrous-precursor-in-a-magnetotactic-bacterium
#11
Jens Baumgartner, Nicolas Menguy, Teresa Perez Gonzalez, Guillaume Morin, Marc Widdrat, Damien Faivre
Magnetotactic bacteria are aquatic microorganisms that intracellularly mineralize ferrimagnetic nanoparticles enabling the cells to align with the geomagnetic field. The bacteria produce a magnetic mineral of species-specific phase (magnetite Fe(II)Fe(III)2O4 or greigite Fe(II)Fe(III)2S4), size, morphology and particle assembly. Several species produce crystals of unusual elongated particle shapes, which break the symmetry of the thermodynamically favoured isometric morphology. Such morphologies are thought to affect domain size and orientation of the internal magnetization...
November 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875572/iron-regulated-phospholipase-c-activity-contributes-to-the-cytolytic-activity-and-virulence-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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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/27871794/accessory-subunit-nuym-ndufs4-is-required-for-stability-of-the-electron-input-module-and-activity-of-mitochondrial-complex-i
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Flora Kahlhöfer, Katarzyna Kmita, Ilka Wittig, Klaus Zwicker, Volker Zickermann
Mitochondrial complex I is an intricate 1MDa membrane protein complex with a central role in aerobic energy metabolism. The minimal form of complex I consists of fourteen central subunits that are conserved from bacteria to man. In addition, eukaryotic complex I comprises some 30 accessory subunits of largely unknown function. The gene for the accessory NDUFS4 subunit of human complex I is a hot spot for fatal pathogenic mutations in humans. We have deleted the gene for the orthologous NUYM subunit in the aerobic yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, an established model system to study eukaryotic complex I and complex I linked diseases...
November 18, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864176/insights-into-the-biosynthesis-of-duramycin
#14
Liujie Huo, Ayşe Ökesli, Ming Zhao, Wilfred A van der Donk
: Lantibiotics are ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified antimicrobial peptides that are characterized by the thioether cross-linked bisamino acids lanthionine (Lan) and methyllanthionine (MeLan). Duramycin contains 19 amino acids including one Lan and two MeLan, an unusual lysinoalanine (Lal) bridge formed from the ϵ-amino group of lysine 19 and a serine residue at position 6, and an erythro-3-hydroxy-L-aspartic acid at position 15. These modifications are important for the interactions of duramycin with its biological target phosphatidylethanolamine (PE)...
November 18, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863737/intensified-nitrate-and-phosphorus-removal-in-an-electrolysis-integrated-horizontal-subsurface-flow-constructed-wetland
#15
Y Gao, Y W Xie, Q Zhang, A L Wang, Y X Yu, L Y Yang
A novel electrolysis-integrated horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetland system (E-HFCWs) was developed for intensified removal of nitrogen and phosphorus contaminated water. The dynamics of nitrogen and phosphorus removal and that of main water qualities of inflow and outflow were also evaluated. The hydraulic retention time (HRT) greatly enhanced nitrate removal when the electrolysis current intensity was stabilized at 0.07 mA/cm(2). When the HRT ranged from 2 h to 12 h, the removal rate of nitrate increased from 20% to 84%...
October 14, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862807/microbial-processes-of-the-carbon-and-sulfur-cycles-in-an-ice-covered-iron-rich-meromictic-lake-svetloe-arkhangelsk-region-russia
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Alexander S Savvichev, Natalia M Kokryatskaya, Svetlana A Zabelina, Igor I Rusanov, Elena E Zakharova, Elena F Veslopolova, Olga N Lunina, Ekaterina O Patutina, Boris K Bumazhkin, Denis S Gruzdev, Pavel A Sigalevich, Nikolay V Pimenov, Boris B Kuznetsov, Vladimir M Gorlenko
Biogeochemical, isotope geochemical, and microbiological investigation of Lake Svetloe (White Sea basin), a meromictic freshwater was carried out in April 2014, when ice thickness was ∼0.5 m, and the ice-covered water column contained oxygen to 23-m depth. Below, the anoxic water column contained ferrous iron (up to 240 µM), manganese (60 µM), sulfide (up to 2 µM), and dissolved methane (960 µM). The highest abundance of microbial cells revealed by epifluorescence microscopy was found in the chemocline (redox zone) at 23-24...
November 16, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856328/the-therapeutic-potential-of-iron-targeting-gallium-compounds-in-human-disease-from-basic-research-to-clinical-application
#17
REVIEW
Christopher R Chitambar
Gallium, group IIIa metal, shares certain chemical characteristics with iron which enable it to function as an iron mimetic that can disrupt iron-dependent tumor cell growth. Gallium may also display antimicrobial activity by disrupting iron homeostasis in certain bacteria and fungi. Gallium's action on iron homeostasis leads to inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase, mitochondrial function, and changes in proteins of iron transport and storage. In addition, gallium induces an increase in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in cells which triggers downstream upregulation of metallothionein and hemoxygenase-1...
November 14, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849175/two-isoforms-of-clp-peptidase-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-control-distinct-aspects-of-cellular-physiology
#18
Branwen M Hall, Elena B M Breidenstein, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Fany Reffuveille, Gina D Mawla, Robert E W Hancock, Tania A Baker
Caseinolytic peptidases (ClpPs) regulate diverse aspects of cellular physiology in bacteria. Some species have multiple ClpPs including opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa in which there is an archetypical isoform, ClpP1, and a second isoform, ClpP2, about which little is known. Here we use phenotypic assays to investigate biological roles of ClpP1 and ClpP2 and biochemical assays to characterize purified ClpP1, ClpP2, ClpX and ClpA. Interestingly ClpP1 and ClpP2 have distinct intracellular roles for motility, pigment production, iron scavenging and biofilm formation...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845335/an-iron-detection-system-determines-bacterial-swarming-initiation-and-biofilm-formation
#19
Chuan-Sheng Lin, Yu-Huan Tsai, Chih-Jung Chang, Shun-Fu Tseng, Tsung-Ru Wu, Chia-Chen Lu, Ting-Shu Wu, Jang-Jih Lu, Jim-Tong Horng, Jan Martel, David M Ojcius, Hsin-Chih Lai, John D Young
Iron availability affects swarming and biofilm formation in various bacterial species. However, how bacteria sense iron and coordinate swarming and biofilm formation remains unclear. Using Serratia marcescens as a model organism, we identify here a stage-specific iron-regulatory machinery comprising a two-component system (TCS) and the TCS-regulated iron chelator 2-isocyano-6,7-dihydroxycoumarin (ICDH-Coumarin) that directly senses and modulates environmental ferric iron (Fe(3+)) availability to determine swarming initiation and biofilm formation...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836995/small-rna-interactome-of-pathogenic-e-%C3%A2-coli-revealed-through-crosslinking-of-rnase-e
#20
Shafagh A Waters, Sean P McAteer, Grzegorz Kudla, Ignatius Pang, Nandan P Deshpande, Timothy G Amos, Kai Wen Leong, Marc R Wilkins, Richard Strugnell, David L Gally, David Tollervey, Jai J Tree
RNA sequencing studies have identified hundreds of non-coding RNAs in bacteria, including regulatory small RNA (sRNA). However, our understanding of sRNA function has lagged behind their identification due to a lack of tools for the high-throughput analysis of RNA-RNA interactions in bacteria. Here we demonstrate that in vivo sRNA-mRNA duplexes can be recovered using UV-crosslinking, ligation and sequencing of hybrids (CLASH). Many sRNAs recruit the endoribonuclease, RNase E, to facilitate processing of mRNAs...
November 11, 2016: EMBO Journal
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