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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800961/functional-consequences-of-inducible-genetic-elements-from-the-p53-sos-response-in-a-mammalian-organ-system
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O'neil W Guthrie
In response to DNA damage from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, bacteria deploy the SOS response in order to limit cell death. This bacterial SOS response is characterized by an increase in the recA gene that transactivates expression of multiple DNA repair genes. The current series of experiments demonstrate that a mammalian organ system (the cochlea) that is not evolutionarily conditioned to UV radiation can elicit SOS responses that are reminiscent of that of bacteria. This mammalian SOS response is characterized by an increase in the p53 gene with activation of multiple DNA repair genes that harbor p53 response elements in their promoters...
August 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791535/host-dependent-symbiotic-efficiency-of-rhizobium-leguminosarum-bv-trifolii-strains-isolated-from-nodules-of-trifolium-rubens
#2
Monika Marek-Kozaczuk, Sylwia Wdowiak-Wróbel, Michał Kalita, Mykhaylo Chernetskyy, Kamil Deryło, Marek Tchórzewski, Anna Skorupska
Trifolium rubens L., commonly known as the red feather clover, is capable of symbiotic interactions with rhizobia. Up to now, no specific symbionts of T. rubens and their symbiotic compatibility with Trifolium spp. have been described. We characterized the genomic diversity of T. rubens symbionts by analyses of plasmid profiles and BOX-PCR. The phylogeny of T. rubens isolates was inferred based on the nucleotide sequences of 16S rRNA and two core genes (atpD, recA). The nodC phylogeny allowed classification of rhizobia nodulating T...
August 8, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781100/molecular-characterization-of-novel-bradyrhizobium-strains-nodulating-eriosema-chinense-and-flemingia-vestita-important-unexplored-native-legumes-of-the-sub-himalayan-region-meghalaya-of-india
#3
Archana Ojha, Nisha Tak, Sonam Rathi, Bhawana Chouhan, Satyawada Rama Rao, Saroj K Barik, Santa R Joshi, Janet S Sprent, Euan K James, Hukam S Gehlot
Root nodule bacterial strains were isolated from the little-studied legumes Eriosema chinense and Flemingia vestita (both in tribe Phaseoleae, Papilionoideae) growing in acidic soil of the sub-Himalayan region of the Indian state of Meghalaya (ME), and were identified as novel strains of Bradyrhizobium on the basis of their 16S rRNA sequences. Seven isolates selected on the basis of phenotypic characters and assessment of ARDRA and RAPD patterns were subjected to multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) using four protein-coding housekeeping genes (glnII, recA, dnaK and gyrB)...
July 19, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780059/a-simple-laboratory-algorithm-for-diagnosis-of-melioidosis-in-resource-constrained-areas-a-study-from-north-central-vietnam
#4
T T Trinh, T S Hoang, D A Tran, V T Trinh, A Göhler, T T Nguyen, S N Hoang, R Krumkamp, L T N Nguyen, J May, P M Doan, C D Do, T A Que, I Steinmetz
OBJECTIVE: Melioidosis may be endemic in many tropical developing countries but diagnosis of the disease is currently unreliable in resource-limited areas. Here we aimed to validate a simple and cheap laboratory algorithm for the identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei from clinical specimens in parts of Vietnam where the disease has not been reported before. METHODS: In June 2015, we conducted training courses at five general hospitals in north central provinces in order to raise awareness of the disease and to introduce a simple and cheap laboratory identification algorithm for B...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775390/isolation-characterization-and-selection-of-indigenous-bradyrhizobium-strains-with-outstanding-symbiotic-performance-to-increase-soybean-yields-in-mozambique
#5
Amaral Machaculeha Chibeba, Stephen Kyei-Boahen, Maria de Fátima Guimarães, Marco Antonio Nogueira, Mariangela Hungria
Soybean inoculation with effective rhizobial strains makes unnecessary the use of N-fertilizers in the tropics. A frequently reported problem is the failure of the inoculant strains to overcome the competition imposed by indigenous rhizobial populations. The screening of indigenous rhizobia, already adapted to local conditions, searching for highly effective strains for use as inoculants represents a promising strategy in overcoming inoculation failure. The objective of this study was to isolate and characterize indigenous rhizobia and to identify strains that hold potential to be included in inoculant formulations for soybean production, with both promiscuous and non-promiscuous soybean cultivars, in Mozambican agro-climatic conditions...
August 1, 2017: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769919/cellular-response-to-ciprofloxacin-in-low-level-quinolone-resistant-escherichia-coli
#6
Jesús Machuca, Esther Recacha, Alejandra Briales, Paula Díaz-de-Alba, Jesús Blazquez, Álvaro Pascual, José-Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez
Bactericidal activity of quinolones has been related to a combination of DNA fragmentation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and programmed cell death (PCD) systems. The underlying molecular systems responsible for reducing bactericidal effect during antimicrobial therapy in low-level quinolone resistance (LLQR) phenotypes need to be clarified. To do this and also define possible new antimicrobial targets, the transcriptome profile of isogenic Escherichia coli harboring quinolone resistance mechanisms in the presence of a clinical relevant concentration of ciprofloxacin was evaluated...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756502/aciduric-strains-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-and-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-isolated-from-human-feces-have-strong-adhesion-and-aggregation-properties
#7
Kyle B Klopper, Shelly M Deane, Leon M T Dicks
Human feces were streaked onto MRS Agar adjusted to pH 2.5, 3.0, and 6.4, respectively, and medium supplemented with 1.0% (w/v) bile salts. Two aciduric strains, identified as Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 (based on 16S rDNA and recA sequences), were non-hemolytic and did not hydrolyze mucin. The surface of Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 cells has a weak negative charge, whereas Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 has acidic and basic properties, and produces exopolysaccharides (EPS)...
July 29, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752909/light-irradiation-helps-magnetotactic-bacteria-eliminate-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species
#8
Kefeng Li, Pingping Wang, Chuanfang Chen, Changyou Chen, Lulu Li, Tao Song
Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) demonstrate photoresponse. However, little is known about the biological significance of this behavior. Magnetosomes exhibit peroxidase-like activity and can scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS). Magnetosomes extracted from the Magnetospirillum magneticum strain AMB-1 show enhanced peroxidase-like activity under illumination. The present study investigated the effects of light irradiation on non-magnetic (without magnetosomes) and magnetic (with magnetosomes) AMB-1 cells. Results showed that light irradiation did not affect the growth of non-magnetic and magnetic cells but significantly increased magnetosome synthesis and reduced intracellular ROS level in magnetic cells...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751885/a-multilocus-sequence-analysis-scheme-for-phylogeny-of-thioclava-bacteria-and-proposal-of-two-novel-species
#9
Yang Liu, Qiliang Lai, Zongze Shao
A multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) was established and performed on the genus Thioclava, including 23 strains isolated from diverse marine environments, with the aim of better differentiation of strains and species within this genus. The study was based on sequences of 16S rRNA gene and five protein-coding housekeeping genes, gyrB, rpoD, dnaK, trpB, and recA. In contrast to 16S rRNA gene-based tree that was unable to separate some species within this genus, each tree based on a single housekeeping gene and MLSA had consistently defined seven clades, corresponding to the five established ones and two novel ones...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738244/dna-binding-and-unwinding-by-hel308-helicase-requires-dual-functions-of-a-winged-helix-domain
#10
Sarah J Northall, Ryan Buckley, Nathan Jones, J Carlos Penedo, Panos Soultanas, Edward L Bolt
Hel308 helicases promote genome stability linked to DNA replication in archaea, and have homologues in metazoans. In the crystal structure of archaeal Hel308 bound to a tailed DNA duplex, core helicase domains encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) in a "ratchet" for directional translocation. A winged helix domain (WHD) is also present, but its function is mysterious. We investigated the WHD in full-length Hel308, identifying that mutations in a solvent exposed α-helix resulted in reduced DNA binding and unwinding activities...
July 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721843/treponema-rectale-sp-nov-a-spirochete-isolated-from-the-bovine-rectum
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Gareth J Staton, Kerry Newbrook, Simon R Clegg, Richard J Birtles, Nicholas J Evans, Stuart D Carter
A Gram-stain-negative, obligatory anaerobic spirochete, CHPAT, was isolated from the rectal tissue of a Holstein-Friesian cow. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene comparisons, CHPAT was most closely related to the human oral spirochete, Treponema parvum, with 88.8 % sequence identity. Further characterisation on the basis of recA gene sequence analysis, cell morphology, pattern of growth and physiological profiling identified marked differences with respect to other recognised species of the genus Treponema. Microscopically, the helical cells measured approximately 1-5 µm long and 0...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712131/a-novel-antibacterial-peptide-derived-from-crocodylus-siamensis-hemoglobin-hydrolysate-induces-membrane-permeabilisation-causing-iron-dysregulation-oxidative-stress-and-bacterial-death
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J Lueangsakulthai, N Jangpromma, T Temsiripong, J E McKendrick, W Khunkitti, S E Maddocks, S Klaynongsruang
AIMS: A novel antibacterial peptide from Crocodylus siamensis hemoglobin hydrolysate (CHHs) was characterised for antimicrobial activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: CHHs was hydrolysed for 2 h (2h-CHH), 4 h (4h-CHH), 6 h (6h-CHH) and 8 h (8h-CHH). 8h-CHH showed antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa at concentrations of 20, 20, 20 and 10 mg ml(-1) (w/v), respectively. Fluorescent microscopy revealed that 8h-CHH had bactericidal activity against E...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710290/3-terminated-overhangs-regulate-dna-double-strand-break-processing-in-escherichia-coli
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Edyta Đermić, Davor Zahradka, Dušica Vujaklija, Siniša Ivanković, Damir Đermić
Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are lethal DNA lesions, which are repaired by homologous recombination in Escherichia coli To study DSB processing in vivo, we induced DSBs into the E. coli chromosome by gamma irradiation and measured chromosomal degradation. We show that the DNA degradation is regulated by RecA protein concentration and its rate of association with ssDNA. RecA decreased DNA degradation in wild-type, recB and recD strains, indicating that it is a general phenomenon in E. coli On the other hand, DNA degradation was greatly reduced and unaffected by RecA in the recB1080 mutant (which produces long overhangs) and in a strain devoid of four exonucleases that degrade a 3' tail (ssExos)...
July 14, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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
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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/28699877/isolation-and-characterization-of-kingella-negevensis-sp-nov-a-novel-kingella-species-detected-in-a-healthy-paediatric-population
#15
Nawal El Houmami, Sofiane Bakour, Janek Bzdrenga, Jaishiram Rathored, Hervé Seligmann, Catherine Robert, Nicholas Armstrong, Jacques Schrenzel, Didier Raoult, Pablo Yagupsky, Pierre-Edouard Fournier
We herein report the isolation and characterization of 21 Gram-stain-negative strains cultivated from the oropharynx of healthy children in Israel and Switzerland. Initially described as small colony variants of Kingella kingae, phenotypic analysis, biochemical analysis, phylogenetic analysis based on sequencing of the partial 16S rRNA gene and five housekeeping genes (abcZ, adk, G6PD, groEL and recA), and whole genome sequencing and comparison between members of the genera Kingella and Neisseria provided evidence for assigning them to the genus Kingella...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699873/rhizobium-zeae-sp-nov-isolated-from-maize-zea-mays-l-roots
#16
Lorena Celador-Lera, Esther Menéndez, Alvaro Peix, José M Igual, Encarna Velázquez, Raúl Rivas
A bacterial strain designated CRZM18RT was isolated from a root of Zea mays in Spain. The analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that this strain belongs to the genus Rhizobium, with Rhizobium cellulosilyticum ALA10B2T and Rhizobium yantingense H66T being the most closely related species with 98.3 and 97.9 % sequence similarity, respectively. The analysis of the concatenated recA and atpD genes showed that strain CRZM18RT forms a cluster with these species and also with Rhizobiumsmilacinae PTYR-5T, but the recA and atpD genes of strain CRZM18RT were phylogenetically distant, with identities lower than 90 and 96 %, respectively...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695409/selection-and-validation-of-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-indicates-that-juice-of-sugarcane-varieties-modulate-the-expression-of-c-metabolism-genes-in-the-endophytic-diazotrophic-herbaspirillum-rubrisubalbicans-strain-hcc103
#17
Valéria Polese, Cleiton de Paula Soares, Paula Renata Alves da Silva, Jean Luiz Simões-Araújo, José Ivo Baldani, Marcia Soares Vidal
Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) is an important tool for evaluating gene expression. However, this technique requires that specific internal normalizing genes be identified for different experimental conditions. To date, no internal normalizing genes are available for validation of data analyses for Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans strain HCC103, an endophyte that is part of the sugarcane consortium inoculant. This work seeks to identify and evaluate suitable reference genes for gene expression studies in HCC103 grown until middle log phase in sugarcane juice obtained from four sugarcane varieties or media with three different carbon sources...
July 10, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694800/bacterial-survival-under-extreme-uv-radiation-a-comparative-proteomics-study-of-rhodobacter-sp-isolated-from-high-altitude-wetlands-in-chile
#18
Vilma Pérez, Martha Hengst, Lenka Kurte, Cristina Dorador, Wade H Jeffrey, Ruddy Wattiez, Veronica Molina, Sabine Matallana-Surget
Salar de Huasco, defined as a polyextreme environment, is a high altitude saline wetland in the Chilean Altiplano (3800 m.a.s.l.), permanently exposed to the highest solar radiation doses registered in the world. We present here the first comparative proteomics study of a photoheterotrophic bacterium, Rhodobacter sp., isolated from this remote and hostile habitat. We developed an innovative experimental approach using different sources of radiation (in situ sunlight and UVB lamps), cut-off filters (Mylar, Lee filters) and a high-throughput, label-free quantitative proteomics method to comprehensively analyze the effect of seven spectral bands on protein regulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693668/mesorhizobium-helmanticense-sp-nov-isolated-from-lotus-corniculatus-nodules
#19
Marta Marcos-García, Esther Menéndez, Marta Helena Ramírez-Bahena, Pedro F Mateos, Álvaro Peix, Encarna Velazquez, Raúl Rivas
In this study, three strains belonging to the genus Mesorhizobium, CSLC115NT, CSLC19N and CSLC37N, isolated from Lotus corniculatus nodules in Spain, were characterized. Their 16S rRNA gene sequences were closely related to those of Mesorhizobium metallidurans STM 2683T, Mesorhizobium tianshanense A-1BST, Mesorhizobium tarimense CCBAU 83306T, Mesorhizobium gobiense CCBAU 83330T and Mesorhizobium caraganae CCBAU 11299T with similarity values higher than 99.7 %. The analysis of concatenated recA and glnII genes showed that the most closely related type strains were M...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690592/assessment-of-multilocus-sequence-analysis-as-a-valuable-tool-for-the-classification-of-the-genus-salinivibrio
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Clara López-Hermoso, Rafael R de la Haba, Cristina Cristina Sánchez-Porro, R Thane Papke, Antonio Ventosa
The genus Salinivibrio includes obligatory halophilic bacteria and is commonly isolated from hypersaline habitats and salted food products. They grow optimally between 7.5 and 10% salts and are facultative anaerobes. Currently, this genus comprises four species, one of them, S. costicola, with three subspecies. In this study we isolated and characterized an additional 70 strains from solar salterns located in different locations. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis identified these strains as belonging to the genus Salinivibrio but could not differentiate strains into species-like groups...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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