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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148811/continuous-pore-spanning-lipid-bilayers-on-silicon-oxide-coated-porous-substrates
#1
Nelli Teske, Jeremias Sibold, Johannes Schumacher, Nikolas K Teiwes, Martin Gleisner, Ingo P Mey, Claudia Steinem
A number of techniques has been developed and analyzed in recent years to generate pore-spanning membranes (PSMs). While quite a number of methods rely on nanoporous substrates, only a few use micrometer-sized pores to be able to individually resolve suspending membranes by means of fluorescence microscopy. To be able to produce PSMs on pores that are micrometer in size, an orthogonal functionalization strategy resulting in a hydrophilic surface is highly desirable. Here, we report on a method to prepare PSMs based on the evaporation of a thin layer of silicon monoxide on top of the porous substrate...
November 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148397/evolutionary-context-of-non-sorbitol-fermenting-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o55-h7
#2
Kyle Schutz, Lauren A Cowley, Sharif Shaaban, Anne Carroll, Eleanor McNamara, David L Gally, Gauri Godbole, Claire Jenkins, Timothy J Dallman
In July 2014, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O55:H7 in England involved 31 patients, 13 (42%) of whom had hemolytic uremic syndrome. Isolates were sequenced, and the sequences were compared with publicly available sequences of E. coli O55:H7 and O157:H7. A core-genome phylogeny of the evolutionary history of the STEC O55:H7 outbreak strain revealed that the most parsimonious model was a progenitor enteropathogenic O55:H7 sorbitol-fermenting strain, lysogenized by a Shiga toxin (Stx) 2a-encoding phage, followed by loss of the ability to ferment sorbitol because of a non-sense mutation in srlA...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140746/inactivation-kinetics-of-pathogens-during-thermal-processing-in-acidified-broth-and-tomato-pur%C3%A3-e-ph-4-5
#3
Evann L Dufort, Jonathan Sogin, Mark R Etzel, Barbara H Ingham
Thermal inactivation kinetics for single strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica were measured in acidified tryptic soy broth (TSB; pH 4.5) heated at 54°C. Inactivation curves also were measured for single-pathogen five-strain cocktails of E. coli O157:H7, L. monocytogenes, and S. enterica heated in tomato purée (pH 4.5) at 52, 54, 56, and 58°C. Inactivation curves were fit using log-linear and nonlinear (Weibull) models. The Weibull model yields the time for a 5-log reduction (t*) and a curve shape parameter (β)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131683/persistence-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-dairy-compost-during-storage
#4
Hongye Wang, Muthu Dharmasena, Zhao Chen, Xiuping Jiang
Dairy compost with 20, 30, or 40% moisture content (MC) was inoculated with a mixture of six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serovars at a final concentration of 5.1 log CFU/g and then stored at 22 and 4°C for 125 days. Six storage conditions-4°C and 20% MC, 4°C and 30% MC, 4°C and 40% MC, 22°C and 20% MC, 22°C and 30% MC, and 22°C and 40% MC-were investigated for the persistence of non-O157 STEC in the dairy compost. During the entire storage, fluctuations in indigenous mesophilic bacterial levels were observed within the first 28 days of storage...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130764/efficacy-of-a-blend-of-sulfuric-acid-and-sodium-sulfate-against-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-salmonella-and-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli-biotype-i-on-inoculated-prerigor-beef-surface-tissue
#5
Britteny R Scott-Bullard, Ifigenia Geornaras, Robert J Delmore, Dale R Woerner, James O Reagan, J Bred Morgan, Keith E Belk
A study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of a sulfuric acid-sodium sulfate blend (SSS) against Escherichia coli O157:H7, non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Salmonella, and nonpathogenic E. coli biotype I on prerigor beef surface tissue. The suitability of using the nonpathogenic E. coli as a surrogate for in-plant validation studies was also determined by comparing the data obtained for the nonpathogenic inoculum with those for the pathogenic inocula. Prerigor beef tissue samples (10 by 10 cm) were inoculated (ca...
December 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130763/comparative-evaluation-of-a-novel-phage-protein-ligand-assay-and-immunomagnetic-separation-method-to-isolate-the-seven-top-serogroups-of-escherichia-coli-o157-o26-o103-o145-o111-o45-and-o121-in-foods-at-risk
#6
M Bouvier, S D Miszczycha, X Guillarme, C Tadla, L Collinet, D Thevenot Sergentet
The presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in food is a major concern for food safety authorities and industries. Methods for detecting these pathogenic bacteria are crucial. Enrichment of foods for STEC identification has been optimized, but selective concentration of bacteria before isolation still needs to be improved. In the present study, we tested the performance of the VIDAS ESPT detection method against that of the immunomagnetic separation (IMS) method. A preenrichment inoculation was performed to provide a realistic scenario of the contamination that occurs in foods, and the methods were then compared...
December 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121863/multiplex-real-time-pcr-assay-for-detection-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-screening-for-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-e-coli
#7
Baoguang Li, Huanli Liu, Weimin Wang
BACKGROUND: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, are responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks annually worldwide. E. coli O157:H7, as well as pathogenic non-O157:H7 STECs, can cause life-threating complications, such as bloody diarrhea (hemolytic colitis) and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Previously, we developed a real-time PCR assay to detect E. coli O157:H7 in foods by targeting a unique putative fimbriae protein Z3276. To extend the detection spectrum of the assay, we report a multiplex real-time PCR assay to specifically detect E...
November 9, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117270/screening-for-the-presence-of-mcr-1-mcr-2-genes-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-recovered-from-a-major-produce-production-region-in-california
#8
Daniela Mavrici, Jaszemyn C Yambao, Bertram G Lee, Beatriz Quiñones, Xiaohua He
The rapid spreading of polymyxin E (colistin) resistance among bacterial strains through the horizontally transmissible mcr-1 and mcr-2 plasmids has become a serious concern. The emergence of these genes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), a group of human pathogenic bacteria was even more worrisome, urging us to investigate the prevalence of mcr genes among STEC isolates. A total of 1000 STEC isolates, recovered from livestock, wildlife, produce and other environmental sources in a major production region for leafy vegetables in California during 2006-2014, were screened by PCR for the presence of plasmid-borne mcr-1 and mcr-2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111613/management-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infected-children-a-multi-national-multi-specialty-survey
#9
Stephen B Freedman, Silviu Grisaru, Jianling Xie, Susan Samuel, Andrew Dixon, Amy C Plint, David Schnadower
AIM: Research has highlighted the potential role that hydration status may play in predicting outcomes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-infected children. Because little is known about the management of STEC-infected children in the pre-haemolytic uremic syndrome phase, we compared paediatric emergency medicine and nephrologist-stated management approaches to STEC-infected children. METHODS: Members of the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC; n = 228), the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEM CRC; n = 221) and the Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists (CAPN; n = 66) were surveyed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107195/application-of-whole-genome-sequence-data-in-analyzing-the-molecular-epidemiology-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-h
#10
Eiji Yokoyama, Shinichiro Hirai, Taichiro Ishige, Satoshi Murakami
Seventeen clusters of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7/- (O157) strains, determined by cluster analysis of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, were analyzed using whole genome sequence (WGS) data to investigate this pathogen's molecular epidemiology. The 17 clusters included 136 strains containing strains from nine outbreaks, with each outbreak caused by a single source contaminated with the organism, as shown by epidemiological contact surveys. WGS data of these strains were used to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) by two methods: short read data were directly mapped to a reference genome (mapping derived SNPs) and common SNPs between the mapping derived SNPs and SNPs in assembled data of short read data (common SNPs)...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103266/high-frequency-of-enteric-protozoan-viral-and-bacterial-potential-pathogens-in-community-acquired-acute-diarrheal-episodes-evidence-based-on-results-of-luminex-gastrointestinal-pathogen-panel-assay
#11
Yousry A Hawash, Khadiga A Ismail, Mazen Almehmadi
Infectious diarrhea is endemic in most developing countries. We aimed to investigate the protozoan, viral, and bacterial causes of acute diarrhea in Taif, Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional prospective 1-year study was conducted on 163 diarrheal patients of various ages. Stool samples were collected, 1 per patient, and tested for 3 protozoa, 3 viruses, and 9 bacteria with the Luminex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel. Overall, 53.4% (87/163) of samples were positives (20.8% protozoa, 19.6% viruses, 2.8% bacteria, and 9...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102116/secretion-of-the-shiga-toxin-b-subunit-stx1b-via-an-autotransporter-protein-optimizes-the-protective-immune-response-to-the-antigen-expressed-in-an-attenuated-e-coli-repec-e22%C3%AE-ler-vaccine-strain
#12
Wyatt Byrd, Fernando Ruiz-Perez, Prashanth Setty, Chengru Zhu, Edgar C Boedeker
We previously developed attenuated rabbit enteropathogenic E. coli (rEPEC) strains which are effective oral vaccines against their parent pathogens by deleting ler, a global regulator of virulence genes. To use these strains as orally administered vectors to deliver other antigens we incorporated the B subunit of shiga-like toxin 1(Stx1) into the passenger domain of the autotransporter EspP expressed on a plasmid. Native EspP enters the periplasm where its passenger domain is exported to the bacterial surface through an outer membrane channel formed by its translocator domain, then cleaved and secreted...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097467/genome-sequences-of-34-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia%C3%A2-coli-isolates-from-swine-and-other-sources
#13
Gian Marco Baranzoni, Pina M Fratamico, Gwang-Hee Kim, Erin R Reichenberger, Julie A Funk, Shannon D Manning, Joseph M Bosilevac
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria are foodborne pathogens that can be carried by various animals. The swine STEC population is partially composed of host-specific strains that are often not well characterized. In this work, the genome sequences of a number of swine STEC strains are presented.
November 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097465/draft-genome-sequences-of-escherichia-coli-o113-h21-strains-recovered-from-a-major-produce-production-region-in-california
#14
Beatriz Quiñones, Jaszemyn C Yambao, Bertram G Lee
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli is a foodborne and waterborne pathogen and is responsible for outbreaks of human gastroenteritis. This report documents the draft genome sequences of seven O113:H21 strains recovered from livestock, wildlife, and soil samples recovered from a major agricultural region for leafy greens in California, USA.
November 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097463/whole-genome-sequence-of-escherichia-coli-serotype-o157-h7-strain-b6914-ars
#15
Gaylen A Uhlich, Erin R Reichenberger, Bryan J Cottrell, Pina Fratamico, Elisa Andreozzi
Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 strain B6914-MS1 is an isolate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is missing both Shiga toxin genes and has been used extensively in applied research studies. Here we report the genome sequence of strain B6914-ARS, a B6914-MS1 clone that has unique biofilm properties.
November 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080423/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-finishing-pigs-implications-on-public-health
#16
Wonhee Cha, Pina M Fratamico, Leah E Ruth, Andrew S Bowman, Jacqueline M Nolting, Shannon D Manning, Julie A Funk
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important food-borne pathogens, which can cause serious illnesses, including hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome. To study the epidemiology of STEC in finishing pigs and examine the potential risks they pose for human STEC infections, we conducted a longitudinal cohort study in three finishing sites. Six cohorts of pigs (2 cohorts/site, 20 pigs/cohort) were randomly selected, and fecal samples (n=898) were collected every two weeks through their finishing period...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068384/shiga-toxin-a-model-for-glycolipid-dependent-and-lectin-driven-endocytosis
#17
REVIEW
Ludger Johannes
The cellular entry of the bacterial Shiga toxin and the related verotoxins has been scrutinized in quite some detail. This is due to their importance as a threat to human health. At the same time, the study of Shiga toxin has allowed the discovery of novel molecular mechanisms that also apply to the intracellular trafficking of endogenous proteins at the plasma membrane and in the endosomal system. In this review, the individual steps that lead to Shiga toxin uptake into cells will first be presented from a purely mechanistic perspective...
October 25, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068380/shiga-toxin-glycosphingolipid-receptors-in-human-caco-2-and-hct-8-colon-epithelial-cell-lines
#18
Ivan U Kouzel, Gottfried Pohlentz, Julia S Schmitz, Daniel Steil, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Helge Karch, Johannes Müthing
Shiga toxins (Stxs) released by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) into the human colon are the causative agents for fatal outcome of EHEC infections. Colon epithelial Caco-2 and HCT-8 cells are widely used for investigating Stx-mediated intestinal cytotoxicity. Only limited data are available regarding precise structures of their Stx receptor glycosphingolipids (GSLs) globotriaosylceramide (Gb3Cer) and globotetraosylceramide (Gb4Cer), and lipid raft association. In this study we identified Gb3Cer and Gb4Cer lipoforms of serum-free cultivated Caco-2 and HCT-8 cells, chiefly harboring ceramide moieties composed of sphingosine (d18:1) and C16:0, C22:0 or C24:0/C24:1 fatty acid...
October 25, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068360/soluble-cd40-ligand-and-oxidative-response-are-reciprocally-stimulated-during-shiga-toxin-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#19
Maria J Abrey Recalde, Romina S Alvarez, Fabiana Alberto, Maria P Mejias, Maria V Ramos, Romina J Fernandez Brando, Andrea C Bruballa, Ramon A Exeni, Laura Alconcher, Cristina A Ibarra, María M Amaral, Marina S Palermo
Shiga toxin (Stx), produced by Escherichia coli, is the main pathogenic factor of diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is characterized by the obstruction of renal microvasculature by platelet-fibrin thrombi. It is well known that the oxidative imbalance generated by Stx induces platelet activation, contributing to thrombus formation. Moreover, activated platelets release soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), which in turn contributes to oxidative imbalance, triggering the release of reactive oxidative species (ROS) on various cellular types...
October 25, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062203/characterization-and-zoonotic-impact-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-some-wild-bird-species
#20
Hanaa Mohamed Fadel, Rabab Afifi, Dheyazan Mohammed Al-Qabili
AIM: Wild birds are considered silent vectors of some zoonotic water and food borne pathogens of public health significance. Owing to the importance of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as the most pathogenic among the emerging diarrheagenic E. coli groups that can infect man; the present study was designed to detect the occurrence of STEC among wild birds in Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 177 intestinal content swab samples originating from five wild bird species were investigated for the presence of E...
September 2017: Veterinary World
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