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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809473/aie-materials-with-different-electric-charges-as-artificial-tongue-design-construction-and-assembly-with-various-pathogenic-bacteria-for-effective-bacterial-imaging-and-discrimination
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Guang-Jian Liu, Sheng-Nan Tian, Cui-Yun Li, Guo-Wen Xing, Lei Zhou
Imaging-based total bacterial count and type identification of bacteria play crucial rules in clinical diagnostics, public health, biological and medical science, environmental protection. Herein, we designed and synthesized a series of tetraphenylethenes (TPEs) functionalized with one or two aldehyde, carboxylic acid and quaternary ammonium groups, which were successfully used as fluorescent materials for rapid and efficient staining of 8 kinds of representative bacterial species, including pathogenic bacteria Vibrio cholera, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Listeria monocytogenes and potential bioterrorism agent Yersinia pestis...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808000/vibrio-cholerae-type-6-secretion-system-effector-trafficking-in-target-bacterial-cells
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Brian T Ho, Yang Fu, Tao G Dong, John J Mekalanos
The type 6 secretion system (T6SS) is used by many Gram-negative bacterial species to deliver toxic effector proteins into nearby bacteria prey cells to kill or inhibit their growth. VgrG proteins are core conserved secretion substrates of the T6SS and one subset of T6SS effectors consists of VgrG proteins with C-terminal extension domains carrying various enzymatic activities. In Vibrio cholerae, VgrG3 has a hydrolase extension domain and degrades peptidoglycan in the periplasm of target bacteria. In this study, we replaced this domain with a nuclease domain from Salmonella enterica subsp...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807724/the-versatile-functions-of-lrr-only-proteins-in-mollusk-chlamys-farreri
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Mengqiang Wang, Lingling Wang, Zhihao Jia, Xiudan Wang, Qilin Yi, Zhao Lv, Linsheng Song
Leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-only proteins are involved in the innate immune responses as they mediate protein-ligand interactions. In the present study, three novel LRR-only proteins, CfLRRop-4, CfLRRop-5 and CfLRRop-6, were identified and characterized from Zhikong scallop Chlamys farreri. They all contained LRR motifs with consensus signature sequences of LxxLxLxxNxL or LxxLxLxxCxxL. All the mRNA transcripts of three CfLRRops were high abundant in hepatopancreas, gills and gonads, and their mRNA transcripts in hemocytes could respond to the stimulations of different microbes, including Vibrio anguillarum, Micrococcus luteus and Pichia pastoris...
August 11, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806780/the-arac-negative-regulator-family-modulates-the-activity-of-histone-like-proteins-in-pathogenic-bacteria
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Araceli E Santiago, Michael B Yan, Tracy H Hazen, Brooke Sauder, Mario Meza-Segura, David A Rasko, Melissa M Kendall, Fernando Ruiz-Perez, James P Nataro
The AraC Negative Regulators (ANR) comprise a large family of virulence regulators distributed among diverse clinically important Gram-negative pathogens, including Vibrio spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Yersinia spp., Citrobacter spp., and pathogenic E. coli strains. We have previously reported broad effects of the ANR members on regulators of the AraC/XylS family. Here, we interrogate possible broader effects of the ANR members on the bacterial transcriptome. Our studies focused on Aar (AggR-activated regulator), an ANR family archetype in enteroaggregative E...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803959/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-is-involved-in-the-antimicrobial-immune-response-of-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus
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Yun Sun, Xiaojuan Chen, Yue Xu, Qiaohong Liu, Xue Jiang, Shifeng Wang, Weiliang Guo, Yongcan Zhou
Thymosin beta belongs to the thymosin family, which consists of a series of highly conserved peptides involved in various biological processes. In teleosts, understanding of the immunological functions of thymosin beta is limited, particularly in vivo, which is essentially unknown. In the current study, we cloned and identified thymosin beta 4 from the teleost fish Golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), which we have named TroTβ4. We investigated the expression patterns and functions of TroTβ4 in both in vivo and in vitro assays...
August 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803409/comparative-16srdna-gene-based-microbiota-profiles-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-and-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis-from-a-shellfish-farm-ligurian-sea-italy
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Luigi Vezzulli, L Stagnaro, C Grande, G Tassistro, L Canesi, C Pruzzo
The pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas and the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis are two widely farmed bivalve species which show contrasting behaviour in relation to microbial diseases, with C. gigas being more susceptible and M. galloprovincialis being generally resistant. In a recent study, we showed that different susceptibility to infection exhibited by these two bivalve species may depend on their different capability to kill invading pathogens (e.g., Vibrio spp.) through the action of haemolymph components...
August 12, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801549/great-cormorants-phalacrocorax-carbo-as-potential-vectors-for-the-dispersal-of-vibrio-cholerae
#7
Sivan Laviad-Shitrit, Tidhar Lev-Ari, Gadi Katzir, Yehonatan Sharaby, Ido Izhaki, Malka Halpern
Vibrio cholerae is the cause of cholera, a devastating epidemic and pandemic disease. Despite its importance, the way of its global dissemination is unknown. V. cholerae is abundant in aquatic habitats and is known to be borne by copepods, chironomids and fishes. Our aim was to determine if fish-eating birds act as vectors in the spread of V. cholerae by consuming infected fish. We determined the existence of V. cholerae in the microbiome of 5/7 wild cormorants' intestine. In three of these V. cholerae-positive wild cormorants, the presence of a gene for cholera toxin (ctxA) was detected...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800764/lrp-a-global-regulator-regulates-the-virulence-of-vibrio-vulnificus
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Yu-Chi Ho, Feng-Ru Hung, Chao-Hui Weng, Wei-Ting Li, Tzu-Hung Chuang, Tsung-Lin Liu, Ching-Yuan Lin, Chien-Jung Lo, Chun-Liang Chen, Jen-Wei Chen, Masayuki Hashimoto, Lien-I Hor
BACKGROUND: An attenuated mutant (designated NY303) of Vibrio vulnificus, which causes serious wound infection and septicemia in humans, was isolated fortuitously from a clinical strain YJ016. This mutant was defective in cytotoxicity, migration on soft agar and virulence in the mouse. The purpose of this study was to map the mutation in this attenuated mutant and further explore how the gene thus identified is involved in virulence. METHODS: The whole genome sequence of mutant NY303 determined by next-generation sequencing was compared with that of strain YJ016 to map the mutations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797638/a-novel-tnfaip8-gene-mediates-l-arginine-metabolism-in-apostichopus-japonicus
#9
Yina Shao, Huahui Chen, Miao Lv, Chenghua Li, Weiwei Zhang, Ye Li, Xuelin Zhao, Yongbo Bao
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced protein 8 (TNFAIP8) family is a newly identified protein with vital roles in maintaining immune homeostasis. In the current study, we first cloned and characterized a TNFAIP8 gene from the invertebrate sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. The gene was designated as AjTNFAIP8. The full-length cDNA of AjTNFAIP8 was 1455 bp long and encoded a matured protein of 201 amino acid residues. Structural analysis indicated that AjTNFAIP8 had a death effector domain (DED)-like domain and composed of six α-helices...
August 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797637/temporal-changes-in-innate-immunity-parameters-epinecidin-gene-expression-and-mortality-in-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-experimentally-infected-with-a-fish-pathogen-vibrio-harveyi-jml1
#10
Edgar C Amar, Joseph P Faisan, Mary Jane S Apines-Amar, Rolando V Pakingking
Changes in innate immunity parameters and epinecidin mRNA transcript levels were examined to characterize the non-specific immune response of E. coioides to pathogenic V. harveyi JML1 isolated from affected cage-cultured fish. After fish had been injected with bacteria at a dose causing 30% mortality, blood and tissue samples were collected at 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 240 h post-infection (hpi) for assessment of indices such as the oxidative burst (OB) and phagocytic index (PI) of head kidney cells, and lysozyme activity (LYS) and total immunoglobulin (Total Ig) levels of the plasma...
August 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797285/large-cholera-outbreak-in-brong-ahafo-region-ghana
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Charles Lwanga Noora, Kofi Issah, Ernest Kenu, Emmanuel George Bachan, Robert Domo Nuoh, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Paulina Appiah, Timothy Letsa
BACKGROUND: A nationwide outbreak of Vibrio cholerae occurred in Ghana in 2014 with Accra, the nation's capital as the epi-center. The outbreak spread to the Brong Ahafo Region (BAR) which is geographically located in the middle of the country. In this region a review of data collected during the outbreak was carried out and analyzed descriptively to determine the hot spots and make recommendations for effective response to future outbreaks. METHODS: A review of patient records and line lists of cases of cholera reported in all hospitals during the period of the outbreak (July-December 2014) was conducted...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796832/comparative-analysis-of-lyts-lyttr-type-histidine-kinase-response-regulator-systems-in-%C3%AE-proteobacteria
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Stefan Behr, Sophie Brameyer, Michael Witting, Philipp Schmitt-Kopplin, Kirsten Jung
Bacterial histidine kinase/response regulator systems operate at the interface between environmental cues and physiological states. Escherichia coli contains two LytS/LytTR-type histidine kinase/response regulator systems, BtsS/BtsR (formerly YehU/YehT) and YpdA/YpdB, which have been identified as pyruvate-responsive two-component systems. Since they exhibit remarkable similarity, we analyzed their phylogenetic distribution within the γ-proteobacteria, and experimentally characterized them in a set of representative species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796635/detecting-and-attributing-health-burdens-to-climate-change
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Kristie L Ebi, Nicholas H Ogden, Jan C Semenza, Alistair Woodward
BACKGROUND: Detection and attribution of health impacts caused by climate change uses formal methods to determine a) whether the occurrence of adverse health outcomes has changed, and b) the extent to which that change could be attributed to climate change. There have been limited efforts to undertake detection and attribution analyses in health. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to show a range of approaches for conducting detection and attribution analyses. RESULTS: Case studies for heatwaves, Lyme disease in Canada, and Vibrio emergence in northern Europe highlight evidence that climate change is adversely affecting human health...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796322/ecotoxicological-properties-of-ketoprofen-and-the-s-enantiomer-dexketoprofen-bioassays-in-freshwater-model-species-and-biomarkers-in-fish-plhc-1-cell-line
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Elvira Mennillo, Augustine Arukwe, Gianfranca Monni, Valentina Meucci, Luigi Intorre, Carlo Pretti
The increased use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has resulted in their ubiquitous presence in the environment. The toxicological properties of these two widely prescribed NSAIDs, namely - racemic ketoprofen (rac-KP) and its enantiomer S(+)-ketoprofen (dexketoprofen, DKP) were evaluated. Firstly, by acute and chronic toxicity tests using three representative model organisms (Vibrio fischeri, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and Ceriodaphnia dubia). Secondly, by evaluating the responses of biotransformation systems and multidrug resistance associated proteins (MRP1/MRP2) using the PLHC-1 fish hepatic cell-line...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795725/rational-design-of-artificial-dye-decolorizing-peroxidases-using-myoglobin-by-engineering-tyr-trp-in-the-heme-center
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Le-Le Li, Hong Yuan, Fei Liao, Bo He, Shu-Qin Gao, Ge-Bo Wen, Xiangshi Tan, Ying-Wu Lin
The rational design of metalloenzymes provides advantages not only for illustrating the structure and function relationship of native enzymes, but also for creating functional artificial enzymes comparable to native enzymes. Dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs) are a new family of heme peroxidases and have received much attention recently. Inspired by the structural features of native DyPs with multiple Tyr and Trp residues, we herein aimed to design functional artificial DyPs using myoglobin (Mb), an O2 carrier as a protein scaffold, by further introduction of Tyr/Trp into the secondary sphere of the heme center in the F43Y Mb mutant...
August 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794324/christmas-tree-derived-amplification-immuno-strategy-for-sensitive-visual-detection-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-based-on-gold-label-silver-stain-technology
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Xinxin Song, Yanjie Wu, Lin Wu, Yufang Hu, Wenrou Li, Zhiyong Guo, Xiurong Su, Xiaohua Jiang
A developed Christmas-tree derived immunosensor based on a gold label silver stain (GLSS) technique was fabricated for a highly sensitive analysis of Vibrio parahaemolyticu (VP). In this strategy, captured VP antibody (cAb) was immobilized on a solid substrate; then, the VPs were sequentially tagged with a signal probe by incubating the assay with a detection VP antibody (dAb) conjugated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-labeled graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4). Finally, the attached signal probe could harvest a visible signal by the silver meal deposition, and then followed by homebrew Matlab 6...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794225/the-divided-bacterial-genome-structure-function-and-evolution
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George C diCenzo, Turlough M Finan
Approximately 10% of bacterial genomes are split between two or more large DNA fragments, a genome architecture referred to as a multipartite genome. This multipartite organization is found in many important organisms, including plant symbionts, such as the nitrogen-fixing rhizobia, and plant, animal, and human pathogens, including the genera Brucella, Vibrio, and Burkholderia. The availability of many complete bacterial genome sequences means that we can now examine on a broad scale the characteristics of the different types of DNA molecules in a genome...
September 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792540/antibiotics-resistance-in-el-tor-vibrio-cholerae-01-isolated-during-cholera-outbreaks-in-mozambique-from-2012-to-2015
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Liliana Candida Dengo-Baloi, Cynthia Amino Semá-Baltazar, Lena Vania Manhique, Jucunu Elias Chitio, Dorteia Luísa Inguane, José Paulo Langa
RATIONALE: Mozambique has recorded cyclically epidemic outbreaks of cholera. Antibiotic therapy is recommended in specific situations for management and control of cholera outbreaks. However, an increase in resistance rates to antibiotics by Vibrio cholerae has been reported in several epidemic outbreaks worldwide. On the other hand, there are few recent records of continuous surveillance of antibiotics susceptibility pattern of V. cholerae in Mozambique. GOALS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate antibiotics resistance pattern of Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa isolated during Cholera outbreaks in Mozambique to commonly used antibiotics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792421/mass-mortalities-of-unknown-aetiology-in-pacific-oysters-crassostrea-gigas-in-port-stephens-new-south-wales-australia
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Jeffrey Go, Ania T Deutscher, Zoe B Spiers, Kirk Dahle, Peter D Kirkland, Cheryl Jenkins
From January to June 2013 and November to January 2014, mass mortalities were reported in Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas cultivated in Port Stephens estuary, New South Wales, Australia. In some cases, 100% mortality was reported in both triploid and diploid C. gigas, although native species of oyster cultivated in the same areas remained unaffected. Histological examination of oysters sampled from the time of mortality events revealed consistent but non-specific pathology, involving a diffuse haemocytic infiltrate in the connective tissue surrounding the digestive gland, extending into the mantle in some instances, but no other signs of any infectious aetiological agent...
August 9, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792420/primary-culture-of-zhikong-scallop-chlamys-farreri-hemocytes-as-an-in-vitro-model-for-studying-host-pathogen-interactions
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Aichang Ji, Xueyu Li, Sha Fang, Zhenkui Qin, Changming Bai, Chongming Wang, Zhifeng Zhang
Primary cultured cells can be a useful tool in studies on physiology, virology, and toxicology. Hemocytes play an important role in animal rapid response to pathogen invasion. In this study, an appropriate medium for primary culture of hemocytes of the bivalve Chlamys farreri was developed by adding 5% fetal bovine serum and 1% C. farreri serum to Leibovitz L-15 medium. These primary cultured hemocytes were maintained for more than 40 d in vitro and were classified into 3 types: (1) granulocytes containing numerous granules in the cytoplasm, (2) hyalinocytes with no or few granules, (3) a small percentage of macrophage-like cells...
August 9, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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