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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715499/helicobacter-pylori-modulates-host-cell-responses-by-cagt4ss-dependent-translocation-of-an-intermediate-metabolite-of-lps-inner-core-heptose-biosynthesis
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Saskia C Stein, Eugenia Faber, Simon H Bats, Tatiana Murillo, Yvonne Speidel, Nina Coombs, Christine Josenhans
Highly virulent Helicobacter pylori cause proinflammatory signaling inducing the transcriptional activation and secretion of cytokines such as IL-8 in epithelial cells. Responsible in part for this signaling is the cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI) that codetermines the risk for pathological sequelae of an H. pylori infection such as gastric cancer. The Cag type IV secretion system (CagT4SS), encoded on the cagPAI, can translocate various molecules into cells, the effector protein CagA, peptidoglycan metabolites and DNA...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711627/vasoactive-intestinal-polypeptide-and-mast-cells-regulate-increased-passage-of-colonic-bacteria-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#2
Olga Bednarska, Susanna A Walter, Maite Casado-Bedmar, Magnus Ström, Eloísa Salvo-Romero, Maria Vicario, Emeran A Mayer, Åsa V Keita
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and symptoms of IBS develop following gastroenteritis. We aimed to study passage of live bacteria through the colonic epithelium, and determine the role of mast cells and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in barrier regulation in IBS and healthy individuals. METHODS: Colon biopsies from 32 women with IBS and 15 age-matched healthy women (controls) were mounted in Ussing chambers; we measured numbers of fluorescently labeled Escherichia coli HS and Salmonella typhimurium that passed through from the mucosal side to the serosal side of the tissue...
July 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698126/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analyses-of-toll-like-receptor-5-induced-by-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-antigens-in-pacific-red-snapper
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Martha Reyes-Becerril, Erika Alamillo, Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, Felipe Ascencio, M Angeles Esteban, Carlos Angulo
Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) is a member of TLRs family responsible for the bacterial flagellin recognition in vertebrates. Herein, the TLR5M gene structure of Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru) was characterized. The full-length cDNA of LpTLR5M comprises an open reading frame (ORF) of 2715 bp, encoding a polypeptide of 904 amino acids including 9 LRRs (residues 119-562) and one LRR-CT domain (residues 593-646) at the extracellular region, and a TIR domain (residues 710-904) in the cytoplasmic region. The amino acid sequence in L...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697587/detection-of-bacterial-sulfatase-activity-through-liquid-and-solid-phase-colony-based-assays
#4
Hey Young Yoon, Hyung Jun Kim, Soojin Jang, Jong-In Hong
Bacterial arylsulfatases are crucial to biosynthesis in many microorganisms, as bacteria often utilize aryl sulfates as a source of sulfur. The bacterial sulfatases are associated with pathogenesis and are applied in many areas such as industry and agriculture. We developed an activity-based probe 1 for detection of bacterial sulfatase activity through liquid- and solid-phase colony-based assays. Probe 1 is hydrolyzed by sulfatase to generate fluorescent N-methyl isoindole, which is polymerized to form colored precipitates...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693666/evaluation-of-recombinant-factor-c-assay-for-the-detection-of-divergent-lipopolysaccharide-structural-species-and-comparison-with-limulus-amebocyte-lysate-based-assays-and-a-human-monocyte-activity-assay
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Wondwossen Abate, Anas A Sattar, Jian Liu, Myra E Conway, Simon K Jackson
PURPOSE: The Limulus amebocytelysate (LAL) assay is widely used for the screening of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in parenteral pharmaceuticals. However, correlation of LPS in Gram-negative bacterial infections by LAL assay has been problematic, partly due to the variable reactivity of different LPS structures. Recombinant factor C (rFC) has allowed the development of a new simple, specific and sensitive LPS detection system (PyroGene). In this work, the potential of the new assay for detecting various LPS structures has been investigated and compared with two LAL-based assays and a human monocyte activity assay...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668496/generation-of-nanobodies-against-slyd-and-development-of-tools-to-eliminate-this-bacterial-contaminant-from-recombinant-proteins
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Yaozhong Hu, Ema Romão, Didier Vertommen, Cécile Vincke, Francisco Morales-Yánez, Carlos Gutiérrez, Changxiao Liu, Serge Muyldermans
The gene for a protein domain, derived from a tumor marker, fused to His tag codons and under control of a T7 promotor was expressed in E. coli strain BL21 (DE3). The recombinant protein was purified from cell lysates through immobilized metal affinity chromatography and size-exclusion chromatography. A contaminating bacterial protein was consistently co-purified, even using stringent washing solutions containing 50 or 100 mM imidazole. Immunization of a dromedary with this contaminated protein preparation, and the subsequent generation and panning of the immune Nanobody library yielded several Nanobodies of which 2/3 were directed against the bacterial contaminant, reflecting the immunodominance of this protein to steer the dromedary immune response...
June 28, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646205/comparative-nanouplc-ms-e-analysis-between-magainin-i-susceptible-and-resistant-escherichia-coli-strains
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Marlon H Cardoso, Keyla C de Almeida, Elizabete de S Cândido, André M Murad, Simoni C Dias, Octávio L Franco
In recent years the antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been prospected and designed as new alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Indeed, AMPs have presented great potential toward pathogenic bacterial strains by means of complex mechanisms of action. However, reports have increasingly emerged regarding the mechanisms by which bacteria resist AMP administration. In this context, we performed a comparative proteomic study by using the total bacterial lysate of magainin I-susceptible and -resistant E. coli strains...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637908/rapid-filter-based-detection-and-culture-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-from-small-volumes-of-urine
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Pierre A Michel, Christine Lascols, Jay E Gee, Linda M Weigel, David Sue
Clinical outcomes of melioidosis patients improve when the infecting agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei, is rapidly detected and identified by laboratory testing. Detection of B. pseudomallei DNA or recovery of the pathogen by culture from urine can support a diagnosis of melioidosis and guide patient care. Two new methods designated as Filter-Capture DNA Isolation (FCDI) and Filter Cellular Recovery (FCR) were developed to increase the sensitivity of detection and recovery of viable B. pseudomallei cells from small volumes (0...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636190/uchl1-promotes-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-through-activating-akt-signaling-pathway
#9
Yanhong Luo, Jianfeng He, Chunlin Yang, Matthew Orange, Xingcong Ren, Nick Blair, Tao Tan, Jin-Ming Yang, Hua Zhu
As a de-ubiquitin enzyme, ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase (UCH)-L1 has been shown to be overexpressed in several human cancers. However, the function of UCH-L1 in invasion of breast cancers is still unclear. Here we report that the expression of UCH-L1 is significantly higher in cancer cells with higher invasive ability. While ectopic UCH-L1 expression failed to alter cell proliferation in MCF-7 cells, it caused a significant upregulation of cellular invasion. Furthermore, siRNA mediated knockdown of UCH-L1 led to suppression of invasion in UCH-L1 overexpressing MCF-7 cells...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631300/a-bacterial-chloroform-reductive-dehalogenase-purification-and-biochemical-characterization
#10
Bat-Erdene Jugder, Susanne Bohl, Helene Lebhar, Robert D Healey, Mike Manefield, Christopher P Marquis, Matthew Lee
We report herein the purification of a chloroform (CF)-reducing enzyme, TmrA, from the membrane fraction of a strict anaerobe Dehalobacter sp. strain UNSWDHB to apparent homogeneity with an approximate 23-fold increase in relative purity compared to crude lysate. The membrane fraction obtained by ultracentrifugation was solubilized in Triton X-100 in the presence of glycerol, followed by purification by anion exchange chromatography. The molecular mass of the purified TmrA was determined to be 44.5 kDa by SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF/TOF...
June 20, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628613/immunosuppressive-and-angiogenic-cytokine-profile-associated-with-bartonella-bacilliformis-infection-in-post-outbreak-and-endemic-areas-of-carrion-s-disease-in-peru
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Maria J Pons, Cláudia Gomes, Ruth Aguilar, Diana Barrios, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Joaquim Ruiz, Carlota Dobaño, Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Gemma Moncunill
Analysis of immune responses in Bartonella bacilliformis carriers are needed to understand acquisition of immunity to Carrion's disease and may allow identifying biomarkers associated with bacterial infection and disease phases. Serum samples from 144 healthy subjects from 5 villages in the North of Peru collected in 2014 were analyzed. Four villages had a Carrion's disease outbreak in 2013, and the other is a traditionally endemic area. Thirty cytokines, chemokines and growth factors were determined in sera by fluorescent bead-based quantitative suspension array technology, and analyzed in relation to available data on bacteremia quantified by RT-PCR, and IgM and IgG levels measured by ELISA against B...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627513/a-bioinspired-and-biocompatible-ortho-sulfiliminyl-phenol-synthesis
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Feng Xiong, Liang Lu, Tian-Yu Sun, Qian Wu, Dingyuan Yan, Ying Chen, Xinhao Zhang, Wei Wei, Yi Lu, Wei-Yin Sun, Jie Jack Li, Jing Zhao
Synthetic methods inspired by Nature often offer unique advantages including mild conditions and biocompatibility with aqueous media. Inspired by an ergothioneine biosynthesis protein EgtB, a mononuclear non-haem iron enzyme capable of catalysing the C-S bond formation and sulfoxidation, herein, we discovered a mild and metal-free C-H sulfenylation/intramolecular rearrangement cascade reaction employing an internally oxidizing O-N bond as a directing group. Our strategy accommodates a variety of oxyamines with good site selectivity and intrinsic oxidative properties...
June 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619613/does-supplemental-photodynamic-therapy-optimize-the-disinfection-of-bacteria-and-endotoxins-in-one-visit-and-two-visit-root-canal-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Diego G D Rabello, Bruna J M Corazza, Luciana L Ferreira, Mauro P Santamaria, Ana P M Gomes, Frederico C Martinho
AIM: to evaluate the effectiveness of supplemental photodynamic therapy (PDT) in optimizing the removal of bacteria and endotoxins from primarily infected root canals after one-visit and two-visit treatments. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-four primarily infected root canals with apical periodontitis were selected and randomly divided into one-visit (n=12) and two-visit treatment groups (n=12). Chemo-mechanical preparation (CMP) was performed by using the single-file reciprocating technique+2...
June 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602400/novel-protein-interactions-with-an-actin-homolog-mreb-of-helicobacter-pylori-determined-by-bacterial-two-hybrid-system
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Reyna Cristina Zepeda Gurrola, Yajuan Fu, Isabel Cristina Rodríguez Luna, Claudia Guadalupe Benítez Cardoza, María de Jesús López López, Yolanda López Vidal, Germán Rubén Aguilar Gutíerrez, Mario A Rodríguez Pérez, Xianwu Guo
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori infects more than 50% of the world population and causes several gastroduodenal diseases, including gastric cancer. Nevertheless, we still need to explore some protein interactions that may be involved in pathogenesis. MreB, an actin homolog, showed some special characteristics in previous studies, indicating that it could have different functions. Protein functions could be realized via protein-protein interactions. In the present study, the MreB protein from H. pylori 26695 fused with two tags 10×His and GST in tandem was overexpressed and purified from Escherchia coli...
August 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592242/an-avirulent-burkholderia-pseudomallei-%C3%A2-purm-strain-with-atypical-type-b-lps-expansion-of-the-toolkit-for-biosafe-studies-of-melioidosis
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Michael H Norris, Md Siddiqur Rahman Khan, Herbert P Schweizer, Apichai Tuanyok
BACKGROUND: The work was undertaken to expand the tools available for researching Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the etiological agent of the tropical disease melioidosis. Melioidosis has the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. In the United States, Bp is listed as a Tier-1 select agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thus requiring high levels of regulation and biosafety level 3 (BSL3) facilities for experimental manipulation of live organisms...
June 7, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589472/clinical-comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-7-and-14-day-intracanal-medications-in-root-canal-disinfection-and-inflammatory-cytokines
#16
Frederico C Martinho, Cinthya C Gomes, Gustavo N Nascimento, Ana P M Gomes, Fábio R M Leite
OBJECTIVE: This clinical study compared the effectiveness of 7- and 14-day intracanal medications in the reduction of bacteria/endotoxins from primarily infected root canals and determined their antigenicity against macrophages through the levels of cytokines. METHODS: Seventy-two primarily infected teeth were randomly divided into six groups according to medication and time of application: 7-day groups = G1, Ca(OH)2 + saline solution (SSL); G2, Ca(OH)2 + 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) gel; and G3, 2% CHX gel and 14-day groups = G4, Ca(OH)2 + SSL; G5, Ca(OH)2 + 2% CHX gel; and G6, 2% CHX gel (all groups, n = 12)...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559404/peripheral-t-cell-reactivity-to-heat-shock-protein-70-and-its-cofactor-grpe-from-tropheryma-whipplei-is-reduced-in-patients-with-classical-whipple-s-disease
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Lucia Trotta, Kathleen Weigt, Katina Schinnerling, Anika Geelhaar-Karsch, Gerrit Oelkers, Federico Biagi, Gino Roberto Corazza, Kristina Allers, Thomas Schneider, Ulrike Erben, Verena Moos
Background: Classical Whipple's disease (CWD) is characterized by the lack of specific Th1 response towards Tropheryma (T.) whipplei in genetically predisposed individuals. The cofactor GrpE of heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70) from T. whipplei was previously identified as B-cell antigen. We tested the capacity of Hsp70 and GrpE to elicit specific pro-inflammatory T-cell responses.Methods: Peripheral mononuclear cells from CWD patients and healthy donors were stimulated with T. whipplei lysate or recombinant GrpE or Hsp70 before CD40L, CD69, perforin, granzyme B, CD107a, and interferon (IFN)γ were determined in T cells by flow cytometry...
May 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556187/lipopolysaccharide-a-possible-molecular-mediator-between-periodontitis-and-coronary-artery-disease
#18
John M Liljestrand, Susanna Paju, Kåre Buhlin, Rutger G Persson, Seppo Sarna, Markku S Nieminen, Juha Sinisalo, Päivi Mäntylä, Pirkko J Pussinen
AIM: We aimed to study how lipopolysaccharide in saliva and serum associates with each other, periodontal microbial burden, periodontitis and coronary artery disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The used Parogene-cohort comprised N=505 Finnish adults. Coronary diagnosis was acquired by coronary angiography and the main outcomes were: no significant coronary artery disease (n = 123), stable coronary artery disease (n = 184) and acute coronary syndrome (n = 169). Periodontitis was defined according to clinical and radiographic examinations...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542462/a-human-monocytic-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-fluorescent-reporter-cell-line-for-detection-of-microbial-contaminants-in-biological-samples
#19
Claire Battin, Annika Hennig, Patrick Mayrhofer, Renate Kunert, Gerhard J Zlabinger, Peter Steinberger, Wolfgang Paster
Sensing of pathogens by innate immune cells is essential for the initiation of appropriate immune responses. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which are highly sensitive for various structurally and evolutionary conserved molecules derived from microbes have a prominent role in this process. TLR engagement results in the activation of the transcription factor NF-κB, which induces the expression of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators. The exquisite sensitivity of TLR signalling can be exploited for the detection of bacteria and microbial contaminants in tissue cultures and in protein preparations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532454/proteomic-profiling-of-peripheral-blood-neutrophils-identifies-two-inflammatory-phenotypes-in-stable-copd-patients
#20
Adèle Lo Tam Loi, Susan Hoonhorst, Corneli van Aalst, Jeroen Langereis, Vera Kamp, Simone Sluis-Eising, Nick Ten Hacken, Jan-Willem Lammers, Leo Koenderman
BACKGROUND: COPD is a heterogeneous chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and it is well accepted that the GOLD classification does not fully represent the complex clinical manifestations of COPD and this classification therefore is not well suited for phenotyping of individual patients with COPD. Besides the chronic inflammation in the lung compartment, there is also a systemic inflammation present in COPD patients. This systemic inflammation is associated with elevated levels of cytokines in the peripheral blood, but the precise composition is unknown...
May 22, 2017: Respiratory Research
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