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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817787/evaluation-of-the-electron-transfer-flavoprotein-etf-as-an-antibacterial-target-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia
#1
Maria S Stietz, Christina Lopez, Osasumwen Osifo, Marcelo Tolmasky, Silvia T Cardona
There are hundreds of essential genes in multidrug resistant bacterial genomes, but only a few of their products are exploited as antibacterial targets. An example is the electron flavoprotein (ETF) which is required for growth and viability in <i>Burkholderia cenocepacia</i>. Here, we evaluated ETF as an antibiotic target for <i>Burkholderia cepacia</i> complex (Bcc). Depletion of the bacterial ETF during infection of <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> significantly extended survival of the nematodes, proving that ETF is essential for survival of <i>B...
August 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767660/novel-co-culture-plate-enables-growth-dynamic-based-assessment-of-contact-independent-microbial-interactions
#2
Thomas J Moutinho, John C Panagides, Matthew B Biggs, Gregory L Medlock, Glynis L Kolling, Jason A Papin
Interactions between microbes are central to the dynamics of microbial communities. Understanding these interactions is essential for the characterization of communities, yet challenging to accomplish in practice. There are limited available tools for characterizing diffusion-mediated, contact-independent microbial interactions. A practical and widely implemented technique in such characterization involves the simultaneous co-culture of distinct bacterial species and subsequent analysis of relative abundance in the total population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
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Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714263/enhancing-methyl-parathion-degradation-by-the-immobilization-of-burkholderia-sp-isolated-from-agricultural-soils
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Maikel Gilberto Fernández-López, Carolina Popoca-Ursino, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Raunel Tinoco-Valencia, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Edgar Dantán-González, Ma Laura Ortiz-Hernández
Organophosphate pesticides are of great interest for research because they are currently the most commonly used pesticides. In this study, a bacterial strain capable of completely degrading methyl parathion (MP) was isolated from agricultural soils in central Mexico. This strain was designated strain S5-2 and was identified as Burkholderia cenocepacia. To increase degradation yields, cells were immobilized on three different supports: powdered zeolite and Opuntia sp. and Agave sp. fibers. The results indicated a significant increase in MP hydrolysis and p-nitrophenol (PNP) degradation with immobilized cells compared to free cell cultures...
July 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713341/prevalence-host-range-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-temperate-ochrobactrum-phages
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Claudia Jäckel, Stefan Hertwig, Holger C Scholz, Karsten Nöckler, Jochen Reetz, Jens A Hammerl
Ochrobactrum and Brucella are closely related bacteria that populate different habitats and differ in their pathogenic properties. Only little is known about mobile genetic elements in these genera which might be important for survival and virulence. Previous studies on Brucella lysogeny indicated that active phages are rare in this genus. To gain insight into the presence and nature of prophages in Ochrobactrum, temperate phages were isolated from various species and characterized in detail. In silico analyses disclosed numerous prophages in published Ochrobactrum genomes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711221/the-evolution-of-lung-transplantation-for-cystic-fibrosis-a-2017-update
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Gregory Snell, Anna Reed, Marc Stern, Denis Hadjiliadis
Lung transplantation (LTx) is an established therapy for patients with end-stage cystic fibrosis (CF). Indeed, CF is the commonest indication for those aged<50years of age needing LTx. CF LTx is associated with a 45% 10year survival - according to the world's largest registry. It is important all otherwise suitable CF patients with severe lung disease have a timely referral for discussion and consideration of the possibility of LTx. LTx discussions must carefully consider colonisation or infection with Burkholderia cenocepacia, Mycobacterium abscessus and Scediosporium - as good LTx outcomes cannot be guaranteed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707874/designing-probes-for-immunodiagnostics-structural-insights-into-an-epitope-targeting-burkholderia-infections
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Riccardo Capelli, Elena Matterazzo, Marco Amabili, Claudio Peri, Alessandro Gori, Paola Gagni, Marcella Chiari, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Marina Cretich, Martino Bolognesi, Giorgio Colombo, Louise J Gourlay
Structure-based epitope prediction drives the design of diagnostic peptidic probes to reveal specific antibodies elicited in response to infections. We previously identified a highly immunoreactive epitope from the peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) antigen from Burkholderia pseudomallei, which could also diagnose Burkholderia cepacia infections. Here, considering the high phylogenetic conservation within Burkholderia species, we ask whether cross-reactivity can be reciprocally displayed by the synthetic epitope from B...
July 21, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705667/clinical-characteristics-of-bacteraemia-caused-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-species-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-the-isolates-in-a-medical-centre-in-taiwan
#8
Ying-Chun Chien, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Jung-Yien Chien, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chong-Jen Yu, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteraemia due to Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species among 54 patients without cystic fibrosis from January 2013 to February 2015. BCC isolates were identified to the species level by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system and by sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA and recA genes. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates were determined by the agar dilution method. Sequencing of the recA gene in the 54 blood isolates revealed 37 (68...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662146/ntrc-dependent-control-of-exopolysaccharide-synthesis-and-motility-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-h111
#9
Yilei Liu, Martina Lardi, Alessandro Pedrioli, Leo Eberl, Gabriella Pessi
Burkholderia cenocepacia is a versatile opportunistic pathogen that survives in a wide variety of environments, which can be limited in nutrients such as nitrogen. We have previously shown that the sigma factor σ54 is involved in the control of nitrogen assimilation and virulence in B. cenocepacia H111. In this work, we investigated the role of the σ54 enhancer binding protein NtrC in response to nitrogen limitation and in the pathogenicity of H111. Of 95 alternative nitrogen sources tested the ntrC showed defects in the utilisation of nitrate, urea, L-citrulline, acetamide, DL-lactamide, allantoin and parabanic acid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651010/macrophages-but-not-neutrophils-are-critical-for-proliferation-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia-and-ensuing-host-damaging-inflammation
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Jennifer Mesureur, Joana R Feliciano, Nelly Wagner, Margarida C Gomes, Lili Zhang, Monica Blanco-Gonzalez, Michiel van der Vaart, David O'Callaghan, Annemarie H Meijer, Annette C Vergunst
Bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) can cause devastating pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, yet the precise mechanisms underlying inflammation, recurrent exacerbations and transition from chronic stages to acute infection and septicemia are not known. Bcc bacteria are generally believed to have a predominant extracellular biofilm life style in infected CF lungs, similar to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but this has been challenged by clinical observations which show Bcc bacteria predominantly in macrophages...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642745/structure-of-o-antigen-and-hybrid-biosynthetic-locus-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-clonal-variants-recovered-from-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient
#11
A A Hassan, Rita F Maldonado, Sandra C Dos Santos, Flaviana Di Lorenzo, Alba Silipo, Carla P Coutinho, Vaughn S Cooper, Antonio Molinaro, Miguel A Valvano, Isabel Sá-Correia
Burkholderia cenocepacia is an opportunistic pathogen associated with chronic lung infections and increased risk of death in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). In this work, we investigated the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of clinical variants of B. cenocepacia that were collected from a CF patient over a period of 3.5 years, from the onset of infection until death by necrotizing pneumonia (cepacia syndrome). We report the chemical structure of the LPS molecule of various sequential isolates and the identification of a novel hybrid O-antigen (OAg) biosynthetic cluster...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614901/x-ray-crystal-structures-of-the-pheromone-binding-domains-of-two-quorum-hindered-transcription-factors-yenr-of-yersinia-enterocolitica-and-cepr2-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia
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Youngchang Kim, Gekleng Chhor, Ching-Sung Tsai, Gabriel Fox, Chia-Sui Chen, Nathan J Winans, Robert Jedrzejczak, Andrzej Joachimiak, Stephen C Winans
The ability of LuxR-type proteins to regulate transcription is controlled by bacterial pheromones, N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). Most LuxR-family proteins require their cognate AHLs for activity, and some of them require AHLs for folding and stability, and for protease-resistance. However, a few members of this family are able to fold, dimerize, bind DNA, and regulate transcription in the absence of AHLs; moreover, these proteins are antagonized by their cognate AHLs. One such protein is YenR of Yersinia enterocolitica, which is antagonized by N-3-oxohexanoyl-l-homoserine lactone (OHHL)...
June 14, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596407/complete-genome-sequence-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia-cr318-a-phosphate-solubilizing-bacterium-isolated-from-corn-root
#13
Filip Zekic, Brian Weselowski, Ze-Chun Yuan
Here, we report the complete genome sequence of the phosphate-solubilizing bacterium Burkholderia cenocepacia CR318, consisting of three circular chromosomes of 3,511,146 bp, 3,097,552 bp, and 1,056,069 bp. The data presented will facilitate further insight into the mechanisms of phosphate solubilization and its application for agricultural and ecological sustainability.
June 8, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593045/virulence-traits-associated-with-burkholderia-cenocepacia-st856-epidemic-strain-isolated-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#14
Milka Malešević, Zorica Vasiljević, Aleksandar Sovtić, Brankica Filipić, Katarina Novović, Milan Kojić, Branko Jovčić
BACKGROUND: Burkholderia cenocepacia is considered one of the most problematic cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogens. Colonization prevalence in the Serbian CF population is high and virtually exclusively limited to a single highly transmissible clone of B. cenocepacia ST856 which is positive for both the B. cepacia epidemic strain marker (BCESM) and cable pilin, and is closely related to the epidemic strain CZ1 (ST32). METHODS: Biofilm formation for 182 isolates, and adhesion to components of the host extracellular matrix, proteolytic activity, mucoidy and motility of selected ST856 representatives, as well as B...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587856/optimization-and-characterization-of-a-murine-lung-infection-model-for-the-evaluation-of-novel-therapeutics-against-burkholderia-cenocepacia
#15
Bieke Vanhoutte, Davie Cappoen, Bidart de Macedo Maira, Freya Cools, Eveline Torfs, Tom Coenye, Wim Martinet, Guy Caljon, Louis Maes, Peter Delputte, Paul Cos
Several B. cenocepacia mouse models are available to study the pulmonary infection by this Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species. However, a characterized B. cenocepacia mouse model to evaluate the efficacy of potential new antibacterial therapies is not yet described. Therefore, we optimized and validated the course of infection (i.e. bacterial proliferation in lung, liver and spleen) and the efficacy of a reference antibiotic, tobramycin (TOB), in a mouse lung infection model. Furthermore, the local immune response and histological changes in lung tissue were studied during infection and treatment...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562673/analysis-of-parb-centromere-interactions-by-multiplex-spr-imaging-reveals-specific-patterns-for-binding-parb-in-six-centromeres-of-burkholderiales-chromosomes-and-plasmids
#16
Flavien Pillet, Fanny Marie Passot, Franck Pasta, Véronique Anton Leberre, Jean-Yves Bouet
Bacterial centromeres-also called parS, are cis-acting DNA sequences which, together with the proteins ParA and ParB, are involved in the segregation of chromosomes and plasmids. The specific binding of ParB to parS nucleates the assembly of a large ParB/DNA complex from which ParA-the motor protein, segregates the sister replicons. Closely related families of partition systems, called Bsr, were identified on the chromosomes and large plasmids of the multi-chromosomal bacterium Burkholderia cenocepacia and other species from the order Burkholeriales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463663/prevalence-of-burkholderia-species-including-members-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-among-uk-cystic-and-non-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#17
Dervla T D Kenna, Daniel Lilley, Amy Coward, Kate Martin, Claire Perry, Rachel Pike, Robert Hill, Jane F Turton
PURPOSE: We aimed to establish the prevalence of different Burkholderia species among UK cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF patients over a 2 year period. METHODOLOGY: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was used to identify isolates to genus level, followed by recA/gyrB sequence clustering or species-specific PCR. In all, 1047 Burkholderia isolates were submitted for identification from 361 CF patients and 112 non-CF patients, 25 from the hospital environment and three from a commercial company...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463102/high-intracellular-c-di-gmp-levels-antagonize-quorum-sensing-and-virulence-gene-expression-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-h111
#18
Nadine Schmid, Angela Suppiger, Elisabeth Steiner, Gabriella Pessi, Volkhard Kaever, Mustafa Fazli, Tim Tolker-Nielsen, Urs Jenal, Leo Eberl
The opportunistic human pathogen Burkholderia cenocepacia H111 uses two chemically distinct signal molecules for controlling gene expression in a cell density-dependent manner: N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) and cis-2-dodecenoic acid (BDSF). Binding of BDSF to its cognate receptor RpfR lowers the intracellular c-di-GMP level, which in turn leads to differential expression of target genes. In this study we analysed the transcriptional profile of B. cenocepacia H111 upon artificially altering the cellular c-di-GMP level...
May 3, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432094/use-of-synthetic-hybrid-strains-to-determine-the-role-of-replicon-3-in-virulence-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
#19
Kirsty Agnoli, Roman Freitag, Margarida C Gomes, Christian Jenul, Angela Suppiger, Olga Mannweiler, Carmen Frauenknecht, Daniel Janser, Annette C Vergunst, Leo Eberl
The Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) displays a wealth of metabolic diversity with great biotechnological potential, but the utilization of these bacteria is limited by their opportunistic pathogenicity to humans. The third replicon of the Bcc, megaplasmid pC3 (0.5 to 1.4 Mb, previously chromosome 3), is important for various phenotypes, including virulence, antifungal, and proteolytic activities and the utilization of certain substrates. Approximately half of plasmid pC3 is well conserved throughout sequenced Bcc members, while the other half is not...
July 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428775/genomics-reveals-a-unique-clone-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia-harboring-an-actively-excising-novel-genomic-island
#20
Prashant P Patil, Swapna Mali, Samriti Midha, Vikas Gautam, Lona Dash, Sunil Kumar, Jayanthi Shastri, Lipika Singhal, Prabhu B Patil
Burkholderia cenocepacia is a clinically dominant form among the other virulent species of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). In the present study, we sequenced and analyzed the genomes of seven nosocomial Bcc isolates, five of which were isolated from the bloodstream infections and two isolates were recovered from the hospital setting during the surveillance. Genome-based species identification of the Bcc isolates using a type strain explicitly identified the species as B. cenocepacia. Moreover, single nucleotide polymorphism analysis revealed that the six isolates were clonal and phylogenetically distinct from the other B...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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