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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778978/tough-love-accommodating-intracellular-bacteria-through-directed-secretion-of-antimicrobial-peptides-during-the-nitrogen-fixing-symbiosis
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Christina Stonoha-Arther, Dong Wang
The symbiosis formed by nitrogen-fixing bacteria with plant hosts mainly in the legume family involves a very intimate interaction. Within the symbiotic organ (the nodule) the bacteria are fully internalized by the host cell to become an intracellular organelle surrounded by a host-derived membrane. This arrangement is probably necessary for the efficient provision of energy and the sequestration of free oxygen molecules, two conditions required for sustained nitrogen fixation. Recent advances made in model legume species, such as Medicago truncatula, are beginning to uncover the genetic components allowing rhizobia to access the host cytoplasm and establish chronic intracellular infections without overt detrimental effects...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778679/efficient-metal-adsorption-and-microbial-reduction-from-rawal-lake-wastewater-using-metal-nanoparticle-coated-cotton
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Attarad Ali, Ayesha Gul, Abdul Mannan, Muhammad Zia
This study was designed to investigate removal of toxic metals and reduction of bacterial count from Rawal Lake wastewater with novel nanocomposite sorbents. Iron, zinc and silver oxide nanoparticles (NPs) were attached on cotton. The nanocomposites (iron NPs on cotton (FeCt), zinc NPs on cotton (ZnCt) and silver NPs on cotton (AgCt)) were characterized by FTIR, XRD and SEM, which showed successful adsorption of 10-30 nm size nanoparticles. Batch experiments were performed to determine the adsorption capacity of nanocomposite for metal removal...
May 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778427/genomics-driven-approach-for-identification-of-novel-therapeutic-targets-in-salmonella-enterica
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Priyanka Gawade, Payel Ghosh
Salmonella enterica is a causative agent of enteric and systemic salmonellosis that affects human and many other animal species. Due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains, available drugs against S. enterica infection are no more effective as before. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies. The current study aims at prioritizing therapeutic targets by an in-silico genomics driven method. The method involves searching proteins of each Salmonella strain for essentiality, virulence and antibiotic-resistance and host-pathogen protein-protein interactions...
May 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778159/effects-of-1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium-nitrate-on-the-microbes-in-brown-soil
#4
Cheng Zhang, Jun Wang, Lusheng Zhu, Zhongkun Du, Jinhua Wang, Xi Sun, Tongtong Zhou
The toxicity of ionic liquids (ILs) on soil organisms has aroused wide attention due to their high-solubility. The present investigation focused on the toxicity of 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium nitrate ([C8 mim]NO3 ) on the microbial populations (bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes), soil enzyme (urease, dehydrogenase, acid phosphatase, and β-glucosidase) activities, microbial community diversity using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP), and abundance of the ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) genes of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR) in brown soil at each trial with doses of 0, 1...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778157/airborne-bioaerosols-and-their-impact-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Ki-Hyun Kim, Ehsanul Kabir, Shamin Ara Jahan
Bioaerosols consist of aerosols originated biologically such as metabolites, toxins, or fragments of microorganisms that are present ubiquitously in the environment. International interests in bioaerosols have increased rapidly to broaden the pool of knowledge on their identification, quantification, distribution, and health impacts (e.g., infectious and respiratory diseases, allergies, and cancer). However, risk assessment of bioaerosols based on conventional culture methods has been hampered further by several factors such as: (1) the complexity of microorganisms or derivatives to be investigated; (2) the purpose, techniques, and locations of sampling; and (3) the lack of valid quantitative criteria (e...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778154/effects-of-chlortetracycline-cu-and-their-combination-on-the-performance-and-microbial-community-dynamics-in-swine-manure-anaerobic-digestion
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Rui Wang, Junya Zhang, Jibao Liu, Dawei Yu, Hui Zhong, Yawei Wang, Meixue Chen, Juan Tong, Yuansong Wei
Swine manure was typical for the combined pollution of heavy metals and antibiotics. The effects of widely used veterinary antibiotic chlortetracycline (CTC), Cu and their combination on swine manure anaerobic digestion performance and microbial community have never been investigated. Thus, four 2L anaerobic digestion reactors were established including reactor A (control), B (CTC spiked by 0.5g/kg dry weight, dw), C (Cu spiked by 5g/kg dw) and D (combination of CTC, 0.5g/kg dw, and Cu, 5g/kg dw), and dynamics of bacterial and archaeal community structure was investigated using high throughput sequencing method...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778055/new-insights-into-the-effects-of-support-matrix-on-the-removal-of-organic-micro-pollutants-and-the-microbial-community-in-constructed-wetlands
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Liang Zhang, Tao Lyu, Carlos Andrés Ramírez Vargas, Carlos A Arias, Pedro N Carvalho, Hans Brix
Constructed wetlands (CWs) are an eco-friendly and cost-effective technology to remove organic micro-pollutants (OMPs) from wastewater. The support matrix is an important component in CWs as it has a primary role in the growth and development of plants and microbes. However, the roles of the support matrix in CWs in removing OMPs have not been systematically studied. Therefore, in this study, six common materials (sand, zeolite, blast iron slag, petcoke, polonite and crushed autoclaved aerated concrete (CAAC)) as support matrixes were firstly investigated by batch tests to explore their adsorption capacities to selected OMPs (ibuprofen, iohexol, tebuconazole and imazalil)...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778027/influence-of-gastrointestinal-tract-on-metabolism-of-bisphenol-a-as-determined-by-in-vitro-simulated-system
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Yonghua Wang, Min Rui, Yang Nie, Guanghua Lu
Oral exposure is a major route of human bisphenol A (BPA) exposure. However, influence of gastrointestinal tract on BPA metabolism is unavailable. In this study, in vitro simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) was applied to investigate the changes in bioaccessibility and metabolism of BPA in different parts of gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small intestine and colon). Then the human hepatoma cell line HepG2 was employed to compare toxic effects of BPA itself and effluents of SHIME system on hepatic gene expression profiles...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777590/boosting-mediated-electron-transfer-in-bioelectrochemical-systems-with-tailored-defined-microbial-co-cultures
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Simone Schmitz, Miriam A Rosenbaum
Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) hold great promise for sustainable energy generation via a microbial catalyst from organic matter, e.g., from wastewater. In order to improve current generation in BES, understanding the underlying microbiology of the electrode community is essential. Electron mediator producing microorganism like Pseudomonas aeruginosa play an essential role in efficient electricity generation in BES. These microbes enable even non-electroactive microorganism like Enterobacter aerogenes to contribute to current production...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777259/diagnostic-yield-of-repeat-ct-guided-biopsy-for-suspected-infectious-spondylodiscitis
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Gregory J Czuczman, Daniel E Marrero, Ambrose J Huang, Jacob C Mandell, Varand Ghazikhanian, F Joseph Simeone
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the yield of repeat CT-guided biopsy in patients with suspected infectious spondylodiscitis following an initial biopsy with negative microbiology, and to identify factors associated with successful pathogen isolation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 21 patients (12 men, 9 women; mean age, 52, range, 12-84) were identified with clinically and radiologically suspected infectious spondylodiscitis who underwent repeat biopsy following negative cultures from an initial biopsy...
May 18, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777126/discrete-taxa-of-saprotrophic-fungi-respire-different-ages-of-carbon-from-antarctic-soils
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Kevin K Newsham, Mark H Garnett, Clare H Robinson, Filipa Cox
Different organic compounds have distinct residence times in soil and are degraded by specific taxa of saprotrophic fungi. It hence follows that specific fungal taxa should respire carbon of different ages from these compounds to the atmosphere. Here, we test whether this is the case by radiocarbon (14 C) dating CO2 evolved from two gamma radiation-sterilised maritime Antarctic soils inoculated with pure single cultures of four fungi. We show that a member of the Helotiales, which accounted for 41-56% of all fungal sequences in the two soils, respired soil carbon that was aged up to 1,200 years BP and which was 350-400 years older than that respired by the other three taxa...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777027/t-cell-proliferation-and-colitis-are-initiated-by-defined-intestinal-microbes
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Pailin Chiaranunt, Justin T Tometich, Junyi Ji, Timothy W Hand
Inflammatory bowel disease has been associated with the dysregulation of T cells specific to Ags derived from the intestinal microbiota. How microbiota-specific T cells are regulated is not completely clear but is believed to be mediated by a combination of IgA, regulatory T cells, and type 3 innate lymphoid cells. To test the role of these regulatory components on microbiota-specific T cells, we bred CBir1 TCR transgenic (CBir1Tg) mice (specific to flagellin from common intestinal bacteria) onto a lymphopenic Rag1-/- background...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776924/tools-for-rapid-genetic-engineering-of-vibrio-fischeri
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Karen L Visick, Kelsey M Hodge-Hanson, Alice H Tischler, Allison K Bennett, Vincent Mastrodomenico
Vibrio fischeri is used as a model for number of processes, including symbiosis, quorum sensing, bioluminescence, and biofilm formation. Many of these studies depend on generating deletion mutants and complementing them. Engineering such strains, however, is a time-consuming, multi-step process that relies on cloning and subcloning. Here, we describe a set of tools that can be used to rapidly engineer deletions and insertions in the V. fischeri chromosome without cloning. We developed a uniform approach for generating deletions using PCR SOEing (Splicing by Overlap Extension) with antibiotic cassettes flanked by standardized linker sequences...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776923/environmental-adaptability-for-quorum-sensing-regulating-iron-uptake-during-biofilm-formation-in-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Yang Zhang, Jie Gao, Lushan Wang, Shuangjiang Liu, Zhihui Bai, Xuliang Zhuang, Guoqiang Zhuang
Paracoccus denitrificans is a valuable model organism due to its versatile respiration capability and bioenergetic flexibility, both of which are critical to its survival in different environments. Quorum sensing (QS) plays a crucial role in the regulation of many cell functions; however, whether QS systems play a role in P. denitrificans is unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that iron uptake systems in P. denitrificans were directly regulated by a newly identified QS system. Genes coding for TonB-dependent systems, which transport chelated iron, were transcribed at higher levels in the QS-defective mutants...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776865/gut-microbiota-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-in-southern-china
#15
Aiqun Lin, Wenxia Zheng, Yan He, Wenli Tang, Xiaobo Wei, Rongni He, Wei Huang, Yuying Su, Yaowei Huang, Hongwei Zhou, Huifang Xie
INTRODUCTION: Accumulating evidence has revealed alterations in the communication between the gut and brain in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), and previous studies have confirmed that alterations in the gut microbiome play an important role in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases, including PD. The aim of this study was to determine whether the faecal microbiome of PD patients in southern China differs from that of control subjects and whether the gut microbiome composition alters among different PD motor phenotypes...
May 16, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776435/fecal-aliquot-straw-technique-fast-allows-for-easy-and-reproducible-subsampling-assessing-interpersonal-variation-in-trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-accumulation
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Kymberleigh A Romano, Kimberly A Dill-McFarland, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Robert L Kerby, Eugenio I Vivas, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Pamela Herd, Federico E Rey
BACKGROUND: Convenient, reproducible, and rapid preservation of unique biological specimens is pivotal to their use in microbiome analyses. As an increasing number of human studies incorporate the gut microbiome in their design, there is a high demand for streamlined sample collection and storage methods that are amenable to different settings and experimental needs. While several commercial kits address collection/shipping needs for sequence-based studies, these methods do not preserve samples properly for studies that require viable microbes...
May 18, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776370/characterization-of-a-promiscuous-cadmium-and-arsenic-resistance-mechanism-in-thermus-thermophilus-hb27-and-potential-application-of-a-novel-bioreporter-system
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Immacolata Antonucci, Giovanni Gallo, Danila Limauro, Patrizia Contursi, Ana Luisa Ribeiro, Alba Blesa, José Berenguer, Simonetta Bartolucci, Gabriella Fiorentino
BACKGROUND: The characterization of the molecular determinants of metal resistance has potential biotechnological application in biosensing and bioremediation. In this context, the bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27 is a metal tolerant thermophile containing a set of genes involved in arsenic resistance which, differently from other microbes, are not organized into a single operon. They encode the proteins: arsenate reductase, TtArsC, arsenic efflux membrane transporter, TtArsX, and transcriptional repressor, TtSmtB...
May 18, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775827/responses-of-atrazine-degradation-and-native-bacterial-community-in-soil-to-arthrobacter-sp-strain-hb-5
#18
Jianpeng Gao, Peipei Song, Guanying Wang, Jinhua Wang, Lusheng Zhu, Jun Wang
The bioremediation of soil contaminated with organic pesticides is a safe and effective approach to remove pollutants from the soil. However, whether the invasion of foreign aid organisms affects the local organisms has received increasing attention in recent years. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the degradation ability of atrazine by the strain HB-5 and evaluate its effects on natural bacterial communities in a miniature pot experiment. Results showed that HB-5 accelerated the degradation of atrazine and the degradation half-life of atrazine was 3...
May 15, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775545/effect-of-bamboo-vinegar-powder-as-an-antibiotic-alternative-on-the-digesta-bacteria-communities-of-finishing-pigs
#19
Huan Qu, Yanjie Huang, Yinghao Shi, Ying Liu, Shenglong Wu, Wenbin Bao
This study investigated the use for bamboo vinegar powder as an antibiotic alternative in the diet of growing-finishing pigs by examining their digestive bacterial communities. Forty-five Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire growing-finishing pigs were randomly allocated to five diet groups: 0%,0.5%, 1.0%, or 1.5% bamboo vinegar levels and antibiotics. After 37 days, the digesta in duodenum of four pigs from each treatment were analyzed for their bacterial community compositions using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Addition of 1...
May 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775211/proanthocyanidins-will-they-effectively-restrain-conspicuous-bacterial-strains-devolving-on-urinary-tract-infection
#20
REVIEW
Venkataseshan Jagannathan, Pragasam Viswanathan
Struvite or infection stones are one of the major clinical burdens among urinary tract infection, which occur due to the interaction between microbes and urine mineral components. Numerous urinary tract infection (UTI) causing microbes regulate through biofilm formation for survival from host defense, it is often found difficult in its eradication with simple anti-microbial agents and also the chance of recurrence and resistance development is significantly high. Cranberry consumption and maintenance of urinary tract health have been supported by clinical, epidemiological, and mechanistic studies...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Basic Microbiology
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