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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808331/pro-and-anti-inflammatory-responses-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-induced-by-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-phages
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Jonas D Van Belleghem, Frédéric Clement, Maya Merabishvili, Rob Lavigne, Mario Vaneechoutte
The ability of bacteriophages to kill bacteria is well known, as is their potential use as alternatives to antibiotics. As such, bacteriophages reach high doses locally through infection of their bacterial host in the human body. In this study we assessed the gene expression profile of peripheral blood monocytes from six donors for twelve immunity-related genes (i.e. CD14, CXCL1, CXCL5, IL1A, IL1B, IL1RN, IL6, IL10, LYZ, SOCS3, TGFBI and TNFA) induced by Staphylococcus aureus phage ISP and four Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages (i...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806642/circulating-follicular-helper-t-cells-presented-distinctively-different-responses-toward-bacterial-antigens-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#2
Zun-Qiang Zhou, Da-Nian Tong, Jiao Guan, Mei-Fang Li, Qi-Ming Feng, Min-Jie Zhou, Zheng-Yun Zhang
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive cholestatic liver disease with unknown causes. The initiation of PBC is associated with bacterial infections and abnormal immune correlates, such as the presence of self-reactive anti-mitochondrial antibodies and shifted balance of T cell subsets. In particular, the CD4(+)CXCR5(+) follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are highly activated in PBC patients and are significantly associated with PBC severity, but the underlying reasons are unknown. In this study, we found that the circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells were enriched with the interferon (IFN)-γ-secreting Th1-subtype and the interleukin (IL)-17-secreting Th17-subtype, but not the IL-4-secreting Th2 subtype...
August 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802077/helicobacter-pylori-and-its-secreted-immunomodulator-vaca-protect-against-anaphylaxis-in-experimental-models-of-food-allergy
#3
Andreas Kyburz, Sabine Urban, Aleksandra Altobelli, Stefan Floess, Jochen Huehn, Timothy L Cover, Anne Müller
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an increasingly common health problem in Western populations. Epidemiological studies have suggested both positive and negative associations between food allergy and infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to investigate whether experimental infection with H. pylori, or prophylactic treatment with H. pylori-derived immunomodulatory molecules, affects the onset and severity of food allergy, either positively or negatively...
August 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801725/optimization-of-soluble-expression-and-purification-of-recombinant-human-rhinovirus-type-14-3c-protease-using-statistically-designed-experiments-isolation-and-characterization-of-the-enzyme
#4
Georgia Antoniou, Irineos Papakyriacou, Christos Papaneophytou
Human rhinovirus (HRV) 3C protease is widely used in recombinant protein production for various applications such as biochemical characterization and structural biology projects to separate recombinant fusion proteins from their affinity tags in order to prevent interference between these tags and the target proteins. Herein, we report the optimization of expression and purification conditions of glutathione S-transferase (GST)-tagged HRV 3C protease by statistically designed experiments. Soluble expression of GST-HRV 3C protease was initially optimized by response surface methodology (RSM), and a 5...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800332/cerebral-oxidative-stress-and-microvasculature-defects-in-tnf-%C3%AE-expressing-transgenic-and-porphyromonas-gingivalis-infected-apoe-mice
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Farheen Rokad, Ryan Moseley, Rowan S Hardy, Sasanka Chukkapalli, StJohn Crean, Lakshmyya Kesavalu, Sim K Singhrao
The polymicrobial dysbiotic subgingival biofilm microbes associated with periodontal disease appear to contribute to developing pathologies in distal body sites, including the brain. This study examined oxidative stress, in the form of increased protein carbonylation and oxidative protein damage, in the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) transgenic mouse that models inflammatory TNF-α excess during bacterial infection; and in the apolipoprotein knockout (ApoE-/-) mouse brains, following Porphyromonas gingivalis gingival monoinfection...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795570/rapid-and-scalable-preparation-of-bacterial-lysates-for-cell-free-gene-expression
#6
Andriy Didovyk, Taishi Tonooka, Lev Tsimring, Jeff Hasty
Cell-free gene expression systems are emerging as an important platform for a diverse range of synthetic biology and biotechnology applications, including production of robust field-ready biosensors. Here, we combine programmed cellular autolysis with a freeze-thaw or freeze-dry cycle to create a practical, reproducible, and a labor- and cost-effective approach for rapid production of bacterial lysates for cell-free gene expression. Using this method, robust and highly active bacterial cell lysates can be produced without specialized equipment at a wide range of scales, making cell-free gene expression easily and broadly accessible...
August 10, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777328/direct-identification-of-functional-amyloid-proteins-by-label-free-quantitative-mass-spectrometry
#7
Heidi N Danielsen, Susan H Hansen, Florian-Alexander Herbst, Henrik Kjeldal, Allan Stensballe, Per H Nielsen, Morten S Dueholm
Functional amyloids are important structural and functional components of many biofilms, yet our knowledge of these fascinating polymers is limited to a few examples for which the native amyloids have been isolated in pure form. Isolation of the functional amyloids from other cell components represents a major bottleneck in the search for new functional amyloid systems. Here we present a label-free quantitative mass spectrometry method that allows identification of amyloid proteins directly in cell lysates...
August 4, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770946/analysis-of-the-effect-of-bacterial-lysate-and-the-immunologic-mechanism-in-treating-infant-bronchiolitis
#8
Y-W Liu, S-H Dong, G-Y Zhan, H-Z Tan, Y-Q Peng, F Wei
OBJECTIVE: We studied the effect of bacterial lysate and the immunologic mechanism in treating infant bronchiolitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 124 infants were diagnosed with bronchiolitis were consecutively selected and randomly divided into control group and observation group, with 62 cases in each group. Conventional therapies were administered in the control group, while bacterial lysates were administered in the observation group. Therapeutic effects were compared after 14 days...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752459/expression-and-purification-of-active-recombinant-human-alpha-1-antitrypsin-aat-from-escherichia-coli
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Beena Krishnan, Lizbeth Hedstrom, Daniel N Hebert, Lila M Gierasch, Anne Gershenson
Well-established genetic manipulation procedures along with a fast doubling time, the ability to grow in inexpensive media, and easy scaleup make Escherichia coli (E. coli) a preferred recombinant protein expression platform. Human alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) and other serpins are easily expressed in E. coli despite their metastability and complicated topology. Serpins can be produced as soluble proteins or aggregates in inclusion bodies, and both forms can be purified to homogeneity. In this chapter, we describe an ion-exchange chromatography-based protocol that we have developed involving the use of two anion-exchange columns to purify untagged human AAT from E...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746806/disposable-amperometric-polymerase-chain-reaction-free-biosensor-for-direct-detection-of-adulteration-with-horsemeat-in-raw-lysates-targeting-mitochondrial-dna
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Víctor Ruiz-Valdepeñas Montiel, María L Gutiérrez, Rebeca M Torrente-Rodríguez, Eloy Povedano, Eva Vargas, Á Julio Reviejo, Rosario Linacero, Francisco J Gallego, Susana Campuzano, José M Pingarrón
A novel electrochemical disposable nucleic acid biosensor for simple, rapid, and specific detection of adulterations with horsemeat is reported in this work. The biosensing platform involves immobilization of a 40-mer RNA probe specific for a characteristic fragment of the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region of horse onto the surface of magnetic microcarriers. In addition, signal amplification was accomplished by using a commercial antibody specific to RNA/DNA duplexes and a bacterial protein conjugated with a horseradish peroxidase homopolymer (ProtA-HRP40)...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744452/secretory-products-of-the-human-gi-tract-microbiome-and-their-potential-impact-on-alzheimer-s-disease-ad-detection-of-lipopolysaccharide-lps-in-ad-hippocampus
#11
Yuhai Zhao, Vivian Jaber, Walter J Lukiw
Although the potential contribution of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract microbiome to human health, aging, and disease is becoming increasingly acknowledged, the molecular mechanics and signaling pathways of just how this is accomplished is not well-understood. Major bacterial species of the GI tract, such as the abundant Gram-negative bacilli Bacteroides fragilis (B. fragilis) and Escherichia coli (E. coli), secrete a remarkably complex array of pro-inflammatory neurotoxins which, when released from the confines of the healthy GI tract, are pathogenic and highly detrimental to the homeostatic function of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736134/stimulus-evoked-erk-dependent-phosphorylation-of-activity-regulated-cytoskeleton-associated-protein-arc-regulates-its-neuronal-subcellular-localization
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Oleksii Nikolaienko, Maria Steene Eriksen, Sudarshan Patil, Haruhiko Bito, Clive R Bramham
Activity-regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein (Arc) is implicated as a master regulator of long-term synaptic plasticity and memory formation in mammalian brain. Arc acts at synapses and within the nucleus, but the mechanisms controlling Arc localization and function are little known. As Arc transcription and translation are regulated by extracellularsignal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling, we asked whether Arc protein itself is phosphorylated by ERK. GST-fused Arc of rat origin was able to pull down endogenous ERK2 from rat hippocampal lysates...
July 21, 2017: Neuroscience
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 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
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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
#16
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 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
#18
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...
September 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
#19
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
#20
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
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