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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637205/evolution-and-comparative-genomics-of-paqu-like-conjugative-plasmids-in-vibrio-species
#1
Ruichao Li, Lianwei Ye, Marcus Ho Yin Wong, Zhiwei Zheng, Edward Wai Chi Chan, Sheng Chen
Objectives: To investigate a set of MDR conjugative plasmids found in Vibrio species and characterize the underlying evolution process. Methods: pAQU-type plasmids from Vibrio species were sequenced using both Illumina and PacBio platforms. Bioinformatics tools were utilized to analyse the typical MDR regions and core genes in the plasmids. Results: The nine pAQU-type plasmids ranged from ∼160 to 206 kb in size and were found to harbour as many as 111 core genes encoding conjugative, replication and maintenance functions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631437/control-of-virulence-gene-transcription-by-indirect-readout-in-vibrio-cholerae-and-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#2
Charles J Dorman, Matthew J Dorman
Indirect readout mechanisms of transcription control rely on the recognition of DNA shape by transcription factors (TFs). TFs may also employ a direct readout mechanism that involves the reading of the base sequence in the DNA major groove at the binding site. TFs with winged helix-turn-helix (wHTH) motifs use an alpha helix to read the base sequence in the major groove while inserting a beta sheet 'wing' into the adjacent minor groove. Such wHTH proteins are important regulators of virulence gene transcription in many pathogens; they also control housekeeping genes...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630016/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-sinonovacula-constricta-in-gills-and-hepatopancreas-in-response-to-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-infection
#3
Xuelin Zhao, Xuemei Duan, Zhenhui Wang, Weiwei Zhang, Ye Li, Chunhua Jin, Jinbo Xiong, Chenghua Li
The razor clam Sinonovacula constricta is an important economic species in China. However, bacterial pathogenic diseases limits S. constricta farming industry for large-scale production. In this study, de novo transcriptome sequencing was performed on S. constricta gills and hepatopancreas under Vibrio parahaemolyticus challenge for 12 h and 48 h, respectively. Transcripts assembly constructed 18,330 sequences, each of which was 500 bp long and functionally annotated, and 1781 and 490 transcripts were differentially expressed in the gills and hepatopancreas, respectively...
June 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629317/surface-hypothermia-predicts-murine-mortality-in-the-intragastric-vibrio-vulnificus-infection-model
#4
Hannah E Gavin, Karla J F Satchell
BACKGROUND: The Gram-negative bacterium Vibrio vulnificus can cause severe disease in humans who consume undercooked, contaminated seafood. To study food-borne V. vulnificus disease in the laboratory, mouse virulence studies predominantly use death as the primary experimental endpoint because behaviorally based moribund status does not consistently predict lethality. This study assessed ventral surface temperature (VST) and its association with mouse survival during V. vulnificus virulence studies as an efficacious, humane alternative...
June 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628881/photodegradation-and-ecotoxicology-of-acyclovir-in-water-under-uv254-and-uv254-h2o2-processes
#5
Danilo Russo, Antonietta Siciliano, Marco Guida, Emilia Galdiero, Angela Amoresano, Roberto Andreozzi, Nuno M Reis, Gianluca Li Puma, Raffaele Marotta
The photochemical and ecotoxicological fate of acyclovir (ACY) through UV254 direct photolysis and in the presence of hydroxyl radicals (UV254/H2O2 process) were investigated in a microcapillary film (MCF) array photoreactor, which provided ultrarapid and accurate photochemical reaction kinetics. The UVC phototransformation of ACY was found to be unaffected by pH in the range from 4.5 to 8.0 and resembled an apparent autocatalytic reaction. The proposed mechanism included the formation of a photochemical intermediate (ϕACY = (1...
June 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627491/survival-growth-performance-and-immune-capacity-of-the-juvenile-lined-seahorse-hippocampus-erectus-fed-with-rifampicin-treated-copepods
#6
Tingting Lin, Changbo Wang, Xin Liu, Fen Gao, Dongxue Xiao, Dong Zhang, Xialian Zhu
Gastrointestinal disease is one of the most serious diseases in cultured seahorse juveniles. Treatment with antimicrobials of live food (i.e. copepods and Artemia) that is used to feed the juveniles may be a promising measure to alleviate the occurrence of gastrointestinal disease. However, relevant investigations are rare. In the present study, we first investigated the antimicrobial efficacies on bacteria within copepods that were treated with 4 antimicrobials, including 3 antibiotics (i.e. enrofloxacin hydrochloride, oxytetracycline and rifampicin [RFP]) that are approved for use in aquaculture and 1 disinfectant (i...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626761/bioremediation-of-mercury-by-vibrio-fluvialis-screened-from-industrial-effluents
#7
Kailasam Saranya, Arumugam Sundaramanickam, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Sankaran Swaminathan, Thangavel Balasubramanian
Thirty-one mercury-resistant bacterial strains were isolated from the effluent discharge sites of the SIPCOT industrial area. Among them, only one strain (CASKS5) was selected for further investigation due to its high minimum inhibitory concentration of mercury and low antibiotic susceptibility. In accordance with 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences, the strain CASKS5 was identified as Vibrio fluvialis. The mercury-removal capacity of V. fluvialis was analyzed at four different concentrations (100, 150, 200, and 250 μg/ml)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625997/quantifying-vibrio-cholerae-enterotoxicity-in-a-zebrafish-infection-model
#8
Kristie C Mitchell, Paul Breen, Sarah Britton, Melody N Neely, Jeffrey H Withey
Vibrio cholerae is the etiological agent of cholera, an acute intestinal infection in humans characterized by voluminous watery diarrhea. Cholera is spread through ingestion of contaminated food or water, primarily in developing countries that lack the proper infrastructure for proper water and sewage treatment. Vibrio cholerae is an aquatic bacterium that inhabits coastal and estuarine areas, and is known to have several environmental reservoirs, including fish. Our laboratory has recently described the use of the zebrafish as a new animal model for the study of V...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625840/survival-of-litopenaeus-vannemei-shrimp-fed-on-diets-supplemented-with-dunaliella-sp-is-improved-after-challenges-by-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#9
Diana Medina Félix, José Antonio López Elías, Ángel Isidro Campa Córdova, Luis Rafael Martínez Córdova, Antonio Luna González, Edilmar Cortez Jacinto, Nolberta Huerta Aldaz, Fernando Cano Mendoza, María Guadalupe Burboa Zazueta
Survival of Litopenaeus vannamei was evaluated during a Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. This bacteria has been causing significant economic losses in the shrimp industry due to the appearance of early mortality syndrome (EMS), also known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND). Control of bacteria in ponds is difficult to achieve with antibiotics due to environmental infections and antibiotic resistance. New methods have been proposed to control and prevent the impact of bacterial infections. The physiological response indicated by plasma biochemical parameters in shrimp can determine their health and stress status...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625746/the-fragmentation-mechanism-and-immune-protective-effect-of-cftep-in-the-scallop-chlamys-farreri
#10
Zhuang Xue, Leilei Wang, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Chang Liu, Xiaorui Song, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
Thioester-containing proteins (TEPs), characterized by a unique intrachain β-cysteinyl-γ-glutamyl thioester bond, form an ancient and diverse family of secreted proteins that play central roles in the innate immune response. But the existence form and immune protection mechanism of TEP in invertebrates still remain unclear, especially in the mollusks. The fragmentation and the immune-protective effect of thioester bond in CfTEP, a previously identified thioester-containing protein in scallop Chlamys farreri, were characterized in the present study...
June 15, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625696/comparative-visualization-of-the-rna-suboptimal-conformational-ensemble-in%C3%A2-vivo
#11
Chanin T Woods, Lela Lackey, Benfeard Williams, Nikolay V Dokholyan, David Gotz, Alain Laederach
When a ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule folds, it often does not adopt a single, well-defined conformation. The folding energy landscape of an RNA is highly dependent on its nucleotide sequence and molecular environment. Cellular molecules sometimes alter the energy landscape, thereby changing the ensemble of likely low-energy conformations. The effects of these energy landscape changes on the conformational ensemble are particularly challenging to visualize for large RNAs. We have created a robust approach for visualizing the conformational ensemble of RNAs that is well suited for in vitro versus in vivo comparisons...
June 15, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625543/characterization-of-vibrio-cholerae-o1-strains-that-trace-the-origin-of-haitian-like-genetic-traits
#12
Priyanka Ghosh, Dhirendra Kumar, Goutam Chowdhury, Puneeta Singh, Prosenjit Samanta, Shanta Dutta, T Ramamurthy, N C Sharma, Preety Sinha, Yogendra Prasad, Sumio Shinoda, Asish K Mukhopadhyay
Vibrio cholerae O1 is the etiological agent of the severe diarrheal disease cholera. The bacterium has recently been causing outbreaks in Haiti with catastrophic effects. Numerous mutations have been reported in V. cholerae O1 strains associated with the Haitian outbreak. These mutations encompass among other the genes encoding virulence factors such as the pilin subunit of the toxin-co-regulated pilus (tcpA), cholera toxin B subunit (ctxB), repeat in toxins (rtxA), and other genes such as the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of gyrase A (gyrA), rstB of RS element along with the alteration in the number of repeat sequences at the promoter region of ctxAB...
June 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624999/in-vitro-biotransformation-safety-and-chemopreventive-action-of-novel-8-methoxy-purine-2-6-dione-derivatives
#13
Małgorzata Anna Marć, Enrique Domínguez-Álvarez, Karolina Słoczyńska, Paweł Żmudzki, Grażyna Chłoń-Rzepa, Elżbieta Pękala
Metabolic stability, mutagenicity, antimutagenicity, and the ability to scavenge free radicals of four novel 8-methoxy-purine-2,6-dione derivatives (compounds 1-4) demonstrating analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties were determined. Metabolic stability was evaluated in Cunninghamella and microsomal models, mutagenic and antimutagenic properties were assessed using the Ames and the Vibrio harveyi tests, and free radical scavenging activity was evaluated with 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay...
June 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624730/efficient-degradation-of-tetrabromobisphenol-a-by-synergistic-integration-of-fe-ni-bimetallic-catalysis-and-microbial-acclimation
#14
Xingxing Peng, Zhangna Wang, Jingfei Huang, Barry R Pittendrigh, Shengwei Liu, Xiaoshan Jia, Po Keung Wong
This study provides a novel technology for the degradation of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) via an interaction of Fe redox and a shift of functional microbial community. TBBPA was degraded by integration of synthesized Fe-Ni bimetallic particles and enriched microbial consortium within an aqueous system. This cooperative integration yielded the best TBBPA-degrading capacity (100% removal after treatment for 2 h) and highest TOC-removing efficiency (94.5% removal after treatment for 96 h), as well as the lowest toxicity to Vibrio fischeri (almost 0% growth inhibition during reaction)...
June 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623798/monitoring-the-ecotoxicity-of-%C3%AE-al2o3-and-ni-%C3%AE-al2o3-nanomaterials-by-means-of-a-battery-of-bioassays
#15
Gabriela Svartz, Mariana Papa, Marina Gosatti, Marianela Jordán, Analia Soldati, Paula Samter, María M Guraya, Cristina Pérez Coll, Soledad Perez Catán
The increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) to a variety of new technologies has become a matter of concern due to the potential toxicity of these materials. Many questions about the fate of NPs in the environment and the subsequent impact on ecosystems need to be answered. The aim of this work was to evaluate the ecotoxicity of two alumina-based nanoceramics, γ-Al2O3 (NC) and Ni/ γ-Al2O3 (NiNC) by means of three different standardized tests: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5), bioassay with luminescent bacteria (Vibrio fischeri; Microtox), and bioassay on amphibian larvae (Rhinella arenarum) (AMPHITOX)...
June 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622736/vaxchora-a-single-dose-oral-cholera-vaccine
#16
Adriana Cabrera, Jayne E Lepage, Karyn M Sullivan, Sheila M Seed
OBJECTIVE: To review trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vaxchora, a reformulated, single-dose, oral, lyophilized Vibrio cholerae CVD 103-HgR vaccine for the prevention of travel-related cholera caused by V cholerae serogroup O1. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted using MEDLINE (1946 to January week 3, 2017) and EMBASE (1996 to 2017 week 3). Keywords included oral cholera vaccine, single-dose, Vaxchora, and CVD 103-HgR. Limits included human, clinical trials published in English since 2010...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622368/minimal-genetic-change-in-vibrio-cholerae-in-mozambique-over-time-multilocus-variable-number-tandem-repeat-analysis-and-whole-genome-sequencing
#17
Marcelino Garrine, Inácio Mandomando, Delfino Vubil, Tacilta Nhampossa, Sozinho Acacio, Shan Li, Joseph N Paulson, Mathieu Almeida, Daryl Domman, Nicholas R Thomson, Pedro Alonso, Oscar Colin Stine
Although cholera is a major public health concern in Mozambique, its transmission patterns remain unknown. We surveyed the genetic relatedness of 75 Vibrio cholerae isolates from patients at Manhiça District Hospital between 2002-2012 and 3 isolates from river using multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). MLVA revealed 22 genotypes in two clonal complexes and four unrelated genotypes. WGS revealed i) the presence of recombination, ii) 67 isolates descended monophyletically from a single source connected to Wave 3 of the Seventh Pandemic, and iii) four clinical isolates lacking the cholera toxin gene...
June 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621716/antibacterial-and-antifungal-activities-of-spices
#18
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Qing Liu, Xiao Meng, Ya Li, Cai-Ning Zhao, Guo-Yi Tang, Hua-Bin Li
Infectious diseases caused by pathogens and food poisoning caused by spoilage microorganisms are threatening human health all over the world. The efficacies of some antimicrobial agents, which are currently used to extend shelf-life and increase the safety of food products in food industry and to inhibit disease-causing microorganisms in medicine, have been weakened by microbial resistance. Therefore, new antimicrobial agents that could overcome this resistance need to be discovered. Many spices-such as clove, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, and cumin-possessed significant antibacterial and antifungal activities against food spoilage bacteria like Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fluorescens, pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus, harmful fungi like Aspergillus flavus, even antibiotic resistant microorganisms such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621106/a-rapid-and-efficient-screening-method-for-antibacterial-compound-producing-bacteria
#19
Sachithra Amarin Hettiarachchi, Su-Jin Lee, Youngdeuk Lee, Young-Kyung Kwon, Mahanama De Zoysa, Song Moon, Eunyoung Jo, Taeho Kim, Do-Hyung Kang, Soo-Jin Heo, Chulhong Oh
Antibacterial compounds are widely used in the treatment of human and animal diseases. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a rapid rise in the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria, making the development of new antibacterial compounds essential. This study is focused on developing a fast and easy method for identifying marine bacteria that produce antibiotic compounds. Eight randomly selected marine target bacteria species (Agrococcus terreus, Bacillus algicola, Mesoflavibacter zeaxanthinifaciens, Pseudoalteromonas flavipulchra, P...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620366/vibrio-vulnificus-an-environmental-and-clinical-burden
#20
REVIEW
Sing-Peng Heng, Vengadesh Letchumanan, Chuan-Yan Deng, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Tahir M Khan, Lay-Hong Chuah, Kok-Gan Chan, Bey-Hing Goh, Priyia Pusparajah, Learn-Han Lee
Vibrio vulnificus is a Gram negative, rod shaped bacterium that belongs to the family Vibrionaceae. It is a deadly, opportunistic human pathogen which is responsible for the majority of seafood-associated deaths worldwide. V. vulnificus infection can be fatal as it may cause severe wound infections potentially requiring amputation or lead to sepsis in susceptible individuals. Treatment is increasingly challenging as V. vulnificus has begun to develop resistance against certain antibiotics due to their indiscriminate use...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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