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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169531/branimycins-b-and-c-antibiotics-produced-by-the-abyssal-actinobacterium-pseudonocardia-carboxydivorans-m-227
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Alfredo F Braña, Aida Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, Ignacio Pérez-Victoria, Luis Otero, Jonathan Fernández, Juan José Palacios, Jesús Martín, Mercedes de la Cruz, Caridad Díaz, Francisca Vicente, Fernando Reyes, Luis A García, Gloria Blanco
Two new antibiotics, branimycins B (2) and C (3), were produced by fermentation of the abyssal actinobacterium Pseudonocardia carboxydivorans M-227, isolated from deep seawater of the Avilés submarine Canyon. Their structures were elucidated by HRMS and NMR analyses. These compounds exhibit antibacterial activities against a panel of Gram-positive bacteria, including Corynebacterium urealyticum, Clostridium perfringens, and Micrococcus luteus, and against the Gram-negative bacterium Neisseria meningitidis...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163966/an-active-principle-of-nigella-sativa-l-thymoquinone-showing-significant-antimicrobial-activity-against-anaerobic-bacteria
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Mohammad Akram Randhawa, Awwad Khalaf Alenazy, Majed Gorayan Alrowaili, Jamith Basha
AIM/BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is the major active principle of Nigella sativa seed (black seed) and is known to control many fungi, bacteria, and some viruses. However, the activity of TQ against anaerobic bacteria is not well demonstrated. Anaerobic bacteria can cause severe infections, including diarrhea, aspiration pneumonia, and brain abscess, particularly in immunodeficient individuals. The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of TQ against some anaerobic pathogens in comparison to metronidazole...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151975/colonization-with-enterotoxigenic-bacteroides-fragilis-is-associated-with-early-stage-colorectal-neoplasia
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Rachel V Purcell, John Pearson, Alan Aitchison, Liane Dixon, Frank A Frizelle, Jacqueline I Keenan
BACKGROUND: Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) is a toxin-producing bacteria thought to possibly promote colorectal carcinogenesis by modulating the mucosal immune response and inducing epithelial cell changes. Here, we aim to examine the association of colonic mucosal colonization with ETBF and the presence of a range of lesions on the colonic neoplastic spectrum. METHODS: Mucosal tissue from up to four different colonic sites was obtained from a consecutive series of 150 patients referred for colonoscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144586/interaction-of-bacteroides-fragilis-toxin-with-outer-membrane-vesicles-reveals-new-mechanism-of-its-secretion-and-delivery
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Natalya B Zakharzhevskaya, Vladimir B Tsvetkov, Anna A Vanyushkina, Anna M Varizhuk, Daria V Rakitina, Victor V Podgorsky, Innokentii E Vishnyakov, Daria D Kharlampieva, Valentin A Manuvera, Fedor V Lisitsyn, Elena A Gushina, Vassili N Lazarev, Vadim M Govorun
The only recognized virulence factor of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) that accompanies bloodstream infections is the zinc-dependent non-lethal metalloprotease B. fragilis toxin (BFT). The isolated toxin stimulates intestinal secretion, resulting in epithelial damage and necrosis. Numerous publications have focused on the interrelation of BFT with intestinal inflammation and colorectal neoplasia, but nothing is known about the mechanism of its secretion and delivery to host cells. However, recent studies of gram-negative bacteria have shown that outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) could be an essential mechanism for the spread of a large number of virulence factors...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108390/fatal-sepsis-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteroides-fragilis-harboring-a-cfia-gene-and-an-upstream-insertion-sequence-element-in-japan
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Itaru Nakamura, Kotaro Aoki, Yuri Miura, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Matsumoto
Here, we report a case of fatal sepsis resulting from an intra-abdominal infection caused by a Bacteroides fragilis strain containing a CfiA4 metallo-β-lactamase and an upstream insertion sequence (IS) element. Meropenem was used as empiric therapy for septic shock as a result of the intra-abdominal infection, although two rounds of carbapenem treatment had been administered previously. B. fragilis was isolated from two anaerobic blood culture bottles 4 days after the onset of septic shock. Susceptibility testing revealed that the isolate was non-susceptible to all tested agents except metronidazole and tigecycline...
January 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106826/colorectal-carcinoma-a-general-overview-and-future-perspectives-in-colorectal-cancer
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Inés Mármol, Cristina Sánchez-de-Diego, Alberto Pradilla Dieste, Elena Cerrada, María Jesús Rodriguez Yoldi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death. Most cases of CRC are detected in Western countries, with its incidence increasing year by year. The probability of suffering from colorectal cancer is about 4%-5% and the risk for developing CRC is associated with personal features or habits such as age, chronic disease history and lifestyle. In this context, the gut microbiota has a relevant role, and dysbiosis situations can induce colonic carcinogenesis through a chronic inflammation mechanism...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103676/complete-tetrasaccharide-repeat-unit-biosynthesis-of-the-immunomodulatory-bacteroides-fragilis-capsular-polysaccharide-a
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Sunita Sharma, Katelyn M Erickson, Jerry M Troutman
Capsular polysaccharide A (CPSA) is a four-sugar repeating unit polymer found on the surface of the gut symbiont Bacteroides fragilis that has therapeutic potential in animal models of autoimmune disorders. This therapeutic potential has been credited to its zwitterionic character derived from a positively charged N-acetyl-4-aminogalactosamine (AADGal) and a negatively charged 4,6-O-pyruvylated galactose (PyrGal). In this report, using a fluorescent polyisoprenoid chemical probe, the complete enzymatic assembly of the CPSA tetrasaccharide repeat unit is achieved...
20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080049/modeling-diversity-in-structures-of-bacterial-outer-membrane-lipids
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Huilin Ma, Daniel D Cummins, Natalie Brooke Edelstein, Jerry Gomez, Aliza Khan, Masud Dikita Llewellyn, Tara Picudella, Sarah Rose Willsey, Shikha Nangia
Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are vital components of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and they act as extremely strong stimulators of innate immunity in diverse eukaryotic species. The primary immunostimulatory center of the LPS molecule is lipid A, a disaccharide-bound lipophilic domain. Considering the broad diversity in bacterial species, there are variations in the lipid A structures and their immunogenic potencies. In this work, we model the lipid A structures of eight commensal or human pathogenic bacterial species: Helicobacter pylori, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Bacteroides fragilis, Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Campylobacter jejuni, Neisseria meningitidis, and Salmonella minnesota...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056091/respiration-of-microbiota-derived-1-2-propanediol-drives-salmonella-expansion-during-colitis
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Franziska Faber, Parameth Thiennimitr, Luisella Spiga, Mariana X Byndloss, Yael Litvak, Sara Lawhon, Helene L Andrews-Polymenis, Sebastian E Winter, Andreas J Bäumler
Intestinal inflammation caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium increases the availability of electron acceptors that fuel a respiratory growth of the pathogen in the intestinal lumen. Here we show that one of the carbon sources driving this respiratory expansion in the mouse model is 1,2-propanediol, a microbial fermentation product. 1,2-propanediol utilization required intestinal inflammation induced by virulence factors of the pathogen. S. Typhimurium used both aerobic and anaerobic respiration to consume 1,2-propanediol and expand in the murine large intestine...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045107/collateral-damage-insights-into-bacterial-mechanisms-that-predispose-host-cells-to-cancer
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Aurélie Gagnaire, Bertrand Nadel, Didier Raoult, Jacques Neefjes, Jean-Pierre Gorvel
Infections are estimated to contribute to 20% of all human tumours. Viruses are known to induce cell transformation, but evidence has also linked bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori and Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi, to different cancer types. In addition, Chlamydia trachomatis, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Bacteroides fragilis are associated with the development of cancer, although a causal relationship has not yet been established. Bacterial effectors such as colibactin and the virulence factor cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) can promote cancer directly by influencing host cell signalling cascades, such as the WNT and ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) pathways, or indirectly by inducing tissue damage and inflammatory responses...
February 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027933/structural-and-functional-analysis-of-bf2549-a-padr-like-transcription-factor-from-bacteroides-fragilis
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Choongdeok Lee, Meong Il Kim, Minsun Hong
A phenolic acid decarboxylase (padC) regulator, PadR and its homologs proteins belong to the PadR family. Despite the growing numbers of the PadR family members and their various roles in bacteria, such as detoxifications, drug transports and circadian rhythms, biochemical and biophysical studies of the PadR family are very limited. Thus, a ligand-induced regulatory mechanism of the PadR family transcription factors remains to be elucidated. Here, we report a crystal structure of a Bacteroides fragilis PadR-like protein, BF2549 and revealed its interaction with putative operator DNA and ligand molecules...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018861/tissue-associated-bacterial-alterations-in-rectal-carcinoma-patients-revealed-by-16s-rrna-community-profiling
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Andrew M Thomas, Eliane C Jesus, Ademar Lopes, Samuel Aguiar, Maria D Begnami, Rafael M Rocha, Paola Avelar Carpinetti, Anamaria A Camargo, Christian Hoffmann, Helano C Freitas, Israel T Silva, Diana N Nunes, João C Setubal, Emmanuel Dias-Neto
Sporadic and inflammatory forms of colorectal cancer (CRC) account for more than 80% of cases. Recent publications have shown mechanistic evidence for the involvement of gut bacteria in the development of both CRC-forms. Whereas, colon and rectal cancer have been routinely studied together as CRC, increasing evidence show these to be distinct diseases. Also, the common use of fecal samples to study microbial communities may reflect disease state but possibly not the tumor microenvironment. We performed this study to evaluate differences in bacterial communities found in tissue samples of 18 rectal-cancer subjects when compared to 18 non-cancer controls...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018325/sensitive-quantitative-analysis-of-the-meconium-bacterial-microbiota-in-healthy-term-infants-born-vaginally-or-by-cesarean-section
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Ravinder Nagpal, Hirokazu Tsuji, Takuya Takahashi, Kazunari Kawashima, Satoru Nagata, Koji Nomoto, Yuichiro Yamashiro
For decades, babies were thought to be born germ-free, but recent evidences suggest that they are already exposed to various bacteria in utero. However, the data on population levels of such pioneer gut bacteria, particularly in context to birth mode, is sparse. We herein aimed to quantify such bacteria from the meconium of 151 healthy term Japanese infants born vaginally or by C-section. Neonatal first meconium was obtained within 24-48 h of delivery; RNA was extracted and subjected to reverse-transcription-quantitative PCR using specific primers for Clostridium coccoides group, C...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994641/colon-targeted-drug-delivery-of-branch-chained-disulphide-cross-linked-polymers-design-synthesis-and-characterisation-studies
#14
YongKhee Lau, Vuanghao Lim
Drug delivery directly to the colon is a very useful approach for treating localised colonic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. The use of disulphide cross-linked polymers in colon targeted drug delivery systems has received much attention because these polymers are redox sensitive, and the disulphide bonds are only cleaved by the low redox potential environment in the colon. The goal of this study was to synthesise tricarballylic acid-based trithiol monomers for polymerisation into branch-chained disulphide polymers...
2016: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966414/-design-of-artificial-foetor-flatus-based-on-bacterial-volatile-compounds
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Ulrik Stenz Justesen
INTRODUCTION: Excessive flatulence can be a huge social problem. The purpose of this study was to design artificial flatus from bacterial volatile compounds to stimulate research into neutralizing measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Anaerobic bacteria, representing a broad spectrum, from a recognized international culture collection were included. The strains were incubated in an anaerobic jar. After 24 hours the lid was removed, and the odour was evaluated by a specialist in clinical microbiology...
December 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935837/patient-specific-bacteroides-genome-variants-in-pouchitis
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Joseph H Vineis, Daina L Ringus, Hilary G Morrison, Tom O Delmont, Sushila Dalal, Laura H Raffals, Dionysios A Antonopoulos, David T Rubin, A Murat Eren, Eugene B Chang, Mitchell L Sogin
: A 2-year longitudinal microbiome study of 22 patients who underwent colectomy with an ileal pouch anal anastomosis detected significant increases in distinct populations of Bacteroides during 9 of 11 patient visits that coincided with inflammation (pouchitis). Oligotyping and metagenomic short-read annotation identified Bacteroides populations that occurred in early samples, bloomed during inflammation, and reappeared after antibiotic treatment. Targeted cultivation of Bacteroides isolates from the same individual at multiple time points and from several patients detected subtle genomic changes, including the identification of rapidly evolving genomic elements that differentiate isogenic strains of Bacteroides fragilis from the mucosa versus lumen...
November 15, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935124/erythritol-chlorhexidine-combination-reduces-microbial-biofilm-and-prevents-its-formation-on-titanium-surfaces-in-vitro
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Lorenzo Drago, Monica Bortolin, Silvio Taschieri, Elena De Vecchi, Serse Agrappi, Massimo Del Fabbro, Luca Francetti, Roberto Mattina
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the antibiofilm activity of a novel air-polishing powder consisting of erythritol and chlorhexidine, assessing its ability to reduce previously grown microbial biofilm and to prevent biofilm formation on titanium surfaces. METHODS: Clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacteroides fragilis and Candida albicans isolated from peri-implantitis lesions were used. Biofilm was grown on sandblasted titanium discs and treated with erythritol/chlorhexidine...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928485/anaerobic-infections-in-surgical-wards-a-two-year-study
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Padmaja Ananth-Shenoy, Shashidhar Vishwanath, Ryumzook Targain, Seema Shetty, Gabriel Sunil-Rodrigues, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Kiran Chawla
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anaerobic bacteria are recognized as important pathogens in surgical infections. However, they are the most overlooked microorganisms by the clinic and the laboratory because of the tedious culture techniques with longer turn-around times. The study was aimed to analyze the frequency of anaerobic bacterial surgical infections and their predisposing factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted over a period of two years including patients with surgical infections...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919692/improved-production-of-2-fucosyllactose-in-engineered-escherichia-coli-by-expressing-putative-%C3%AE-1-2-fucosyltransferase-wcfb-from-bacteroides-fragilis
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Young-Wook Chin, Ji-Yeong Kim, Jae-Han Kim, Sang-Min Jung, Jin-Ho Seo
2'-Fucosyllactose (2-FL) is one of most abundant oligosaccharides in human milk, which is involved in many biological functions for infant health. Since 2-FL has a great potential in application to functional food materials and pharmaceuticals, several microbial systems for mass production of 2-FL have been developed in recent years. Microbial production of 2-FL was suggested to be influenced by a number of factors including fucosylation activity of α-1,2-fucosyltransferase. In the present study, the wcfB gene coding for α-1,2-fucosyltransferase from Bacteroides fragilis was screened from eleven candidates of putative α-1,2-fucosyltransferase...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904124/mycotic-aneurysm-caused-by-bacteroides-fragilis-in-an-elderly-immunosuppressed-patient
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Takahiko Fukuchi, Sadao Kawasaki, Hiroki Hayashi, Daisuke Koreeda, Takahiro Ashikawa
An 82-year-old Japanese man, who presented with a fever and abdominal pain, was admitted to our hospital. According to enhanced computed tomography images, the probable diagnosis was abdominal aortic mycotic aneurysm. Eight sets of blood cultures obtained from the patient were negative. Despite administering treatment with vancomycin and ceftriaxone, the aneurysm progressively enlarged. He underwent open debridement surgery and in situ replacement because of an aneurysmal rupture. Bacteroides fragilis was isolated from the tissue culture of the aortic wall...
2016: Internal Medicine
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