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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922235/perioperative-inflammation-and-its-modulation-by-anesthetics
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Jan Rossaint, Alexander Zarbock
Surgery and other invasive procedures, which are routinely performed during general anesthesia, may induce an inflammatory response in the patient. This inflammatory response is an inherent answer of the body to the intervention and can be both beneficial and potentially harmful. The immune system represents a unique evolutionary achievement equipping higher organisms with an effective defense mechanism against exogenous pathogens. However, not only bacteria might evoke an immune response but also other noninfectious stimuli like the surgical trauma or mechanical ventilation may induce an inflammatory response of varying degree...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920954/p38-mapk-mk2-dependent-phosphorylation-controls-cytotoxic-ripk1-signalling-in-inflammation-and%C3%A2-infection
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Manoj B Menon, Julia Gropengießer, Jessica Fischer, Lena Novikova, Anne Deuretzbacher, Juri Lafera, Hanna Schimmeck, Nicole Czymmeck, Natalia Ronkina, Alexey Kotlyarov, Martin Aepfelbacher, Matthias Gaestel, Klaus Ruckdeschel
Receptor-interacting protein kinase-1 (RIPK1), a master regulator of cell fate decisions, was identified as a direct substrate of MAPKAP kinase-2 (MK2) by phosphoproteomic screens using LPS-treated macrophages and stress-stimulated embryonic fibroblasts. p38(MAPK)/MK2 interact with RIPK1 in a cytoplasmic complex and MK2 phosphorylates mouse RIPK1 at Ser321/336 in response to pro-inflammatory stimuli, such as TNF and LPS, and infection with the pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica. MK2 phosphorylation inhibits RIPK1 autophosphorylation, curtails RIPK1 integration into cytoplasmic cytotoxic complexes, and suppresses RIPK1-dependent apoptosis and necroptosis...
September 18, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919551/identification-of-potential-antigens-from-non-classically-secreted-proteins-and-designing-novel-multitope-peptide-vaccine-candidate-against-brucella-melitensis-through-reverse-vaccinology-and-immunoinformatics-approach
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Udayakumar S Vishnu, Jagadesan Sankarasubramanian, Paramasamy Gunasekaran, Jeyaprakash Rajendhran
Brucella melitensis is an intracellular pathogen resides in the professional and non-professional phagocytes of the host, causing zoonotic disease brucellosis. The stealthy nature of the Brucella makes it's highly pathogenic, and it is hard to eliminate the bacteria completely from the infected host. Hitherto, no licensed vaccines are available for human brucellosis. In this study, we identified potential antigens for vaccine development from non-classically secreted proteins through reverse vaccinology approach...
September 14, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919485/the-pathogenesis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-autoimmune-diseases
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Mir Naser Seyyed Mousavi, Bahareh Mehramuz, Javid Sadeghi, Naser Alizadeh, Mahin Ahangar Oskouee, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Autoimmune disease are defined as the attacks on host tissue by the immune system. Several factors, e.g. genetic and environmental triggers (in particular, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious pathogens) play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Bacterial infections are related to several autoimmune diseases, e.g. chronic inflammations and demyelination. Nowadays, an estimated 20-30% of the general human population carry Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). This organism can asymptomatically colonize healthy individuals...
September 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916475/deletion-of-nadh-oxidase-in-listeria-monocytogenes-promotes-the-bacterial-infection-of-brain
#5
Sen Li, Wenwen Yu, Xiao Guan, Zhen Luo, Guowei Chen, Wukang Liu, Jingchen Zhang
NADH oxidase (NOX) plays important roles in respiration and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in cells. In this study, we explored the function of NOX in Listeria monocytogenes by gene deletion. From our results, nox mutant strain (∆nox) had lower H2O2 level and showed no significant alteration in bacteria growth activity. But it had enhanced invasiveness during the invasion of glial cells and mice brain compared to wildtype strain. Furthermore, several virulence genes involved in invasion, such as inlA, inlB, vip and sigB, were upregulated in ∆nox, and the alterations could be restored by complementation...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916359/a-class-b-scavenger-receptor-from-eriocheir-sinensis-essr-b1-restricts-bacteria-proliferation-by-promoting-phagocytosis
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Yao-Meng Wu, Lei Yang, Xue-Jie Li, Lu Li, Qun Wang, Wei-Wei Li
Scavenger receptors (SRs) are important pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which play significant roles in host defense against pathogens by identifying pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). In this study, we report the cloning and characterization of a SR from Eriocheir sinensis (EsSR-B1) which is a 500 amino acid protein encoded by a gene comprised of 2726 nucleotides with a 1503 bp open reading frame. The domains of EsSR-B1 were found to be evolutionarily conserved. EsSR-B1 was widely detected in different tissues of E...
September 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916188/mast-cell-chymase-decreases-the-severity-of-group-b-streptococcus-infections
#7
Claire Gendrin, Nicholas J Shubin, Erica Boldenow, Sean Merillat, Morgan Clauson, Danny Power, Kelly S Doran, Magnus Abrink, Gunnar Pejler, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Adrian M Piliponsky
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae are ß-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the lower genital tract of women and are frequently associated with infections during pregnancy. Innate immune defenses are critical for controlling GBS dissemination and systemic infection. Mast cells are resident sentinel cells that come into contact with pathogens early during colonization and infection. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the contribution of chymase to systemic GBS infection and rates of preterm birth...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914794/effects-of-probiotics-prebiotics-and-synbiotics-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Paulina Markowiak, Katarzyna Śliżewska
The human gastrointestinal tract is colonised by a complex ecosystem of microorganisms. Intestinal bacteria are not only commensal, but they also undergo a synbiotic co-evolution along with their host. Beneficial intestinal bacteria have numerous and important functions, e.g., they produce various nutrients for their host, prevent infections caused by intestinal pathogens, and modulate a normal immunological response. Therefore, modification of the intestinal microbiota in order to achieve, restore, and maintain favourable balance in the ecosystem, and the activity of microorganisms present in the gastrointestinal tract is necessary for the improved health condition of the host...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914754/investigation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-genes-associated-with-fungus-and-insect-resistance-in-maize
#9
Joseph Noonan, William Paul Williams, Xueyan Shan
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are small defense proteins present in various organisms. Major groups of AMPs include beta-barrelin, hevein, knottin, lipid transfer protein (LTP), thionin, defensin, snakin, and cyclotide. Most plant AMPs involve host plant resistance to pathogens such as fungi, viruses, and bacteria, whereas a few plant AMPs from the cyclotide family carry insecticidal functions. In this research, a genome-wide investigation on antimicrobial peptide genes in maize genome was conducted. AMPs previously identified from various plant species were used as query sequences for maize genome data mining...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912729/multiplicity-of-mathematical-modeling-strategies-to-search-for-molecular-and-cellular-insights-into-bacteria-lung-infection
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REVIEW
Martina Cantone, Guido Santos, Pia Wentker, Xin Lai, Julio Vera
Even today two bacterial lung infections, namely pneumonia and tuberculosis, are among the 10 most frequent causes of death worldwide. These infections still lack effective treatments in many developing countries and in immunocompromised populations like infants, elderly people and transplanted patients. The interaction between bacteria and the host is a complex system of interlinked intercellular and the intracellular processes, enriched in regulatory structures like positive and negative feedback loops. Severe pathological condition can emerge when the immune system of the host fails to neutralize the infection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912533/oral-fibroblasts-modulate-the-macrophage-response-to-bacterial-challenge
#11
Rinat Tzach-Nahman, Rizan Nashef, Omer Fleissig, Aharon Palmon, Lior Shapira, Asaf Wilensky, Gabriel Nussbaum
Tissue damage in chronic periodontal disease is driven by the host response to a dysbiotic microbiota, and not by bacteria directly. Among chronic inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity, inflammation and tissue damage around dental implants (peri-implantitis) is emerging as a major clinical challenge, since it is more severe and less responsive to treatment compared to inflammation around natural teeth. We tested whether oral fibroblasts from the periodontal ligament (PDLF), which are present around natural teeth but not around dental implants, actively regulate inflammatory responses to bacterial stimulation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910155/identification-of-the-molecular-mechanism-of-trimethoprim-resistance-in-listeria-monocytogenes
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Dorota Korsak, Agata Krawczyk-Balska
Trimethoprim with sulfamethoxazole is a therapeutic agent combination used to treat infections caused by the facultative intracellular foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of resistance of L. monocytogenes arising due to exposure to trimethoprim and subsequently investigate the molecular mechanisms of resistance. After exposure of a culture of L. monocytogenes ATCC 13932 to trimethoprim at 10-fold the minimal inhibitory concentration spontaneous resistant mutants were recovered, giving a frequency of resistance development of 6...
September 14, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901671/aspartate-tightens-the-anchoring-of-staphylococcal-lipoproteins-to-the-cytoplasmic-membrane
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Nimerta Kumari, Friedrich Götz, Minh-Thu Nguyen
In gram-negative bacteria, the ABC transporter LolCDE complex translocates outer membrane-specific lipoproteins (Lpp) from the inner membrane to the outer membrane. Lpp possessing aspartate (Asp) at position +2 are not translocated because it functions as a LolCDE avoidance signal. In gram-positive bacteria, lacking an outer membrane and the Lol system, Lpp are only anchored at the outer leaflet of the cytoplasmic membrane. However, the release of Lpp particularly in pathogenic or commensal species is crucial for immune modulation...
September 13, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900144/structural-and-functional-insights-into-the-periplasmic-detector-domain-of-the-gacs-histidine-kinase-controlling-biofilm-formation-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Ahmad Ali-Ahmad, Firas Fadel, Corinne Sebban-Kreuzer, Moly Ba, Gauthier Dangla Pélissier, Olivier Bornet, Françoise Guerlesquin, Yves Bourne, Christophe Bordi, Florence Vincent
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium responsible for both acute and chronic infections and has developed resistance mechanisms due to its ability to promote biofilm formation and evade host adaptive immune responses. Here, we investigate the functional role of the periplasmic detector domain (GacSPD) from the membrane-bound GacS histidine kinase, which is one of the key players for biofilm formation and coordination of bacterial lifestyles. A gacS mutant devoid of the periplasmic detector domain is severely defective in biofilm formation...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895153/characterization-of-an-antimicrobial-and-phytotoxic-ribonuclease-secreted-by-the-fungal-wheat-pathogen-zymoseptoria-tritici
#15
Graeme J Kettles, Carlos Bayon, Caroline A Sparks, Gail Canning, Kostya Kanyuka, Jason J Rudd
The fungus Zymoseptoria tritici is the causal agent of Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB) disease of wheat leaves. Zymoseptoria tritici secretes many functionally uncharacterized effector proteins during infection. Here, we characterized a secreted ribonuclease (Zt6) with an unusual biphasic expression pattern. Transient expression systems were used to characterize Zt6, and mutants thereof, in both host and non-host plants. Cell-free protein expression systems monitored the impact of Zt6 protein on functional ribosomes, and in vitro assays of cells treated with recombinant Zt6 determined toxicity against bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi...
September 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894842/retroperitoneal-actinomycosis-a-rare-sequela-of-an-infected-obstructing-ureteral-stone
#16
Elizabeth Bearrick, Colby A Dixon, Joshua Rhein, Michael S Borofsky
Background: Actinomycosis is a condition in which Actinomyces, a normal component of the oral and gastrointenstial flora, becomes pathogenic in the setting of damaged tissue, leading to widespread tissue destruction across fascial planes. Prior literature describing this condition is rare, particularly cases involving the retroperitoneum. In this study, we report a case of retroperitoneal actinomycosis caused by an infected, obstructing ureteral stone. Case Presentation: A 48-year-old woman with a history of substance abuse, malnutrition, and gastric bypass presented to the emergency room with a 3-week history of abdominal pain and fevers...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894453/interspecific-potato-breeding-lines-display-differential-colonization-patterns-and-induced-defense-responses-after-ralstonia-solanacearum-infection
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Virginia Ferreira, María J Pianzzola, Francisco L Vilaró, Guillermo A Galván, María L Tondo, María V Rodriguez, Elena G Orellano, Marc Valls, María I Siri
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is one of the main hosts of Ralstonia solanacearum, the causative agent of bacterial wilt. This plant pathogen bacteria produce asymptomatic latent infections that promote its global spread, hindering disease control. A potato breeding program is conducted in Uruguay based on the introgression of resistance from the wild native species S. commersonii Dun. Currently, several backcrosses were generated exploiting the high genetic variability of this wild species resulting in advanced interspecific breeding lines with different levels of bacterial wilt resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894449/type-i-interferon-induced-by-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2-is-strain-dependent-and-may-be-beneficial-for-host-survival
#18
Jean-Philippe Auger, Agustina Santinón, David Roy, Karen Mossman, Jianguo Xu, Mariela Segura, Marcelo Gottschalk
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is an important porcine bacterial pathogen and emerging zoonotic agent mainly responsible for sudden death, septic shock, and meningitis, with exacerbated inflammation being a hallmark of the infection. However, serotype 2 strains are genotypically and phenotypically heterogeneous, being composed of a multitude of sequence types (STs) whose virulence greatly varies: the virulent ST1 (Eurasia), highly virulent ST7 (responsible for the human outbreaks in China), and intermediate virulent ST25 (North America) are the most important worldwide...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893912/the-gene-tia-harboured-by-the-se-pai-is-involved-in-the-ability-of-lee-negative-stec-strains-to-invade-monolayers-of-epithelial-cells
#19
Roslen Bondì, Paola Chiani, Valeria Michelacci, Fabio Minelli, Alfredo Caprioli, Stefano Morabito
LEE-negative Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli (STEC) are human pathogens that lack the LEE locus, a pathogenicity island (PAI) involved in the intimate adhesion of LEE-positive strains to the host gut epithelium. The mechanism used by LEE-negative STEC to colonize the host intestinal mucosa is still not clear. The cell invasion determinant tia, previously described in ETEC strains, has been identified in LEE-negative STEC that possess the Subtilase-encoding pathogenicity island (SE-PAI). We evaluated the role of the gene tia present in these LEE-negative STEC in the invasion of monolayers of cultured cells...
September 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893784/the-dual-mechanism-of-action-of-5-nitro-1-10-phenanthroline-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#20
Saqib Kidwai, Chan-Yong Park, Shradha Mawatwal, Prabhakar Tiwari, Myung Geun Jung, Tannu Priya Gosain, Pradeep Kumar, David Alland, Sandeep Kumar, Avinash Bajaj, Yun-Kyung Hwang, Chang Sik Song, Rohan Dhiman, Ill Young Lee, Ramandeep Singh
New chemotherapeutics agents with novel mechanism of action are urgently required to combat the challenge imposed by the emergence of drug resistant mycobacteria. In this study, a phenotypic whole cell screen identified 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline (5NP) as a lead compound. 5NP resistant isolates harbored mutations mapped to fbiB and were also resistant to bicyclic nitroimidazole, PA-824. Mechanistic studies confirmed that 5NP is activated in F420 dependent manner resulting in formation of 1,10-phenanthroline and 1,10-phenanthrolin-5-amine as major metabolites in bacteria...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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