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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935749/complete-genome-sequence-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-strain-kl-16-serotype-1
#1
Byung-Sun Park, Jemin Han, Dong-Ju Shin, Young-Ju Jeong, Nakhyung Lee
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is a bacterial pathogen causing highly contagious porcine pleuropneumonia. Due to limited information on this species, it is difficult to study the biology of A. pleuropneumoniae at the genome level. Here, we report the fully annotated genome sequence of A. pleuropneumoniae strain KL 16.
September 21, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929313/an-anti-propionibacterium-acnes-antibody-shows-heterologous-resistance-to-an-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-infection-independent-of-neutrophils-in-mice
#2
Jian-Fang Liu, Qiu-Yue Ma, Ri-Ning Zhu, Meng-Jun Cheng, Chun-Tong Bao, Jing-Min Gu, Chang-Jiang Sun, Paul Richard Langford, Wen-Yu Han, Lian-Cheng Lei
Porcine contagious pleuropneumonia is a highly fatal respiratory disease that is caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) and results in tremendous economic losses for the pig breeding industry worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that Propionibacterium acnes (PA) could effectively prevent APP infection in mice and pigs. The humoral immune response played a primary role during this process and anti-PA antibody could mediate macrophages to kill the bacteria. However, the role of neutrophils in this process is currently unknown...
September 20, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899359/transcript-profiling-of-the-immunological-interactions-between-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-serotype-7-and-the-host-by-dual-rna-seq
#3
Ping Li, Zhiwen Xu, Xiangang Sun, Yue Yin, Yi Fan, Jun Zhao, Xiyu Mao, Jianbo Huang, Fan Yang, Ling Zhu
BACKGROUND: The complexity of the pathogenic mechanism underlying the host immune response to Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (App) makes the use of preventive measures difficult, and a more global view of the host-pathogen interactions and new insights into this process are urgently needed to reveal the pathogenic and immune mechanisms underlying App infection. Here, we infected specific pathogen-free Mus musculus with App serotype 7 by intranasal inoculation to construct an acute hemorrhagic pneumonia infection model and isolated the infected lungs for analysis of the interactions by dual RNA-seq...
September 12, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886933/characterization-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-field-strains-antigenically-related-to-the-3-6-8-15-group-from-diseased-pigs-in-japan-and-argentina
#4
Ho To, Kaho Teshima, Shinya Nagai, Gustavo C Zielinski, Tomohiro Koyama, Jina Lee, Fernando A Bessone, Tetsuji Nagano, Atsushi Oshima, Nobuyuki Tsutsumi
The objectives of this study were to determine the serovar of a collection of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae strains within the 3-6-8-15 cross-reacting group and to analyze their phenotypic and genetic properties. Based on the serological tests, forty-seven field strains of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae isolated from lungs with pleuropneumonia lesions in Japan and Argentina were found to be serovars belonging to the 3-6-8-15 cross-reacting group. By using a capsule loci-based PCR, twenty-nine (96.7%) and one (3...
September 5, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852568/etiology-of-acute-respiratory-disease-in-fattening-pigs-in-finland
#5
Minna Haimi-Hakala, Outi Hälli, Tapio Laurila, Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto, Tiina Nokireki, Taina Laine, Suvi Nykäsenoja, Kirsti Pelkola, Joaquim Segales, Marina Sibila, Claudio Oliviero, Olli Peltoniemi, Sinikka Pelkonen, Mari Heinonen
BACKGROUND: The objective of our study was to clinically and etiologically investigate acute outbreaks of respiratory disease in Finland. Our study also aimed to evaluate the clinical use of various methods in diagnosing respiratory infections under field conditions and to describe the antimicrobial resistance profile of the main bacterial pathogen(s) found during the study. METHODS: A total of 20 case herds having finishing pigs showing acute respiratory symptoms and eight control herds showing no clinical signs suggesting of respiratory problems were enrolled in the study...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828973/be-aware-of-immunogenic-but-not-protective-antigens-the-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-pala-as-an-example
#6
Caihong Liu, Yurou Cao, Jihong Yang, Haobin Zhao, Kashif Rafiq Zahid, Jin Zhao, Chao Qi, Jinlin Liu
Identification of immunogenic antigens is an important step for the vaccine improvement of infectious diseases. Previous studies indicated that Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae PalA is homologous to a Haemophilus influenzae protective antigen Hi-PAL (P6) protein. However, PalA protein adversely affects the Apx toxin-based subunit vaccine. In this study, we confirmed that recombinant PalA is immunogenic in animals. Mice immunized with bacterin and PalA (BacPal) showed significantly less antibodies against Apx toxins, relative to that of animals immunized with bacterin alone (Bac) before challenge...
August 22, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758624/tolc2-is-required-for-the-resistance-colonization-and-virulence-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
#7
Ying Li, Sanjie Cao, Luhua Zhang, Jianlin Yuan, Yusheng Yang, Zhuang Zhu, Yiping Wen, Rui Wu, Qin Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, Qigui Yan, Yong Huang, Xiaoping Ma, Xintian Wen
PURPOSE: To colonize and cause infection in the host, pathogens must be well equipped to respond to and survive in several hostile conditions. TolC, an outer membrane channel component used by multidrug efflux pumps and type I secretion systems, is considered to be largely involved in bacterial physiology and virulence. In this study, we attempted to investigate the possible roles of TolC2, a homologue of TolC, in the pathogenesis of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. METHODOLOGY: The cell viability was investigated under stress conditions (oxidative, thermal, acid and osmotic)...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733844/polyamine-binding-protein-potd2-is-required-for-stress-tolerance-and-virulence-in-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
#8
Zhuang Zhu, Qin Zhao, Yu Zhao, Fei Zhang, Xintian Wen, Xiaobo Huang, Yiping Wen, Rui Wu, Qigui Yan, Yong Huang, Xiaoping Ma, Xinfeng Han, Sanjie Cao
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the cause of porcine contagious pleuropneumonia, which is one of the most important respiratory diseases in swine and causes huge economic losses in the swine industry. PotD, a polyamine-binding protein, has been well characterised in many pathogens of humans and animals. In this study, a ΔpotD2 mutant of A. pleuropneumoniae strain MS71 (serovar 1) was constructed successfully by homologous recombination. Growth curves of different strains showed that the growth of the ΔpotD2 mutant was affected greatly in the logarithmic phase compared with that of parental strain...
July 21, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687931/differential-cellular-immune-response-of-galleria-mellonella-to-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
#9
Luis Andrés Arteaga Blanco, Josicelli Souza Crispim, Kenner Morais Fernandes, Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Monalessa Fábia Pereira, Denise Mara Soares Bazzolli, Gustavo Ferreira Martins
In the present work, we have investigate the cellular immune response of Galleria mellonella larvae against three strains of the gram-negative bacterium Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae: low-virulence (780), high-virulence (1022) and the serotype 8 reference strain (R8). Prohemocytes, plasmatocytes, granulocytes, oenocytoids and spherulocytes were distinguished according to their size and morphology, their molecular markers and dye-staining properties and their role in the immune response. Total hemocyte count, differential hemocyte count, lysosome activity, autophagic response, cell viability and caspase-3 activation were determined in circulating hemocytes of naive and infected larvae...
July 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685648/simultaneous-detection-of-antibodies-to-five-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-serovars-using-bead-based-multiplex-analysis
#10
Sanne Schou Berger, Klara Tølbøll Lauritsen, Ulrik Boas, Peter Lind, Lars Ole Andresen
We have developed and made a preliminary validation of a bead-based multiplexed immunoassay for simultaneous detection of porcine serum antibodies to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serovars 1, 2, 6, 7, and 12. Magnetic fluorescent beads were coupled with A. pleuropneumoniae antigens and tested with a panel of serum samples from experimentally infected pigs and with serum samples from uninfected and naturally infected pigs. The multiplex assay was compared to in-house ELISAs and complement fixation (CF) tests, which have been used for decades as tools for herd classification in the Danish Specific Pathogen Free system...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666426/prediction-of-marbofloxacin-dosage-for-the-pig-pneumonia-pathogens-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-and-pasteurella-multocida-by-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modelling
#11
Lucy Dorey, Ludovic Pelligand, Peter Lees
BACKGROUND: Bacterial pneumonia in pigs occurs widely and requires antimicrobial therapy. It is commonly caused by the pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Marbofloxacin is an antimicrobial drug of the fluoroquinolone class, licensed for use against these organisms in the pig. In recent years there have been major developments in dosage schedule design, based on integration and modelling of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) data, with the objective of optimising efficacy and minimising the emergence of resistance...
July 1, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652150/biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-%C3%AE-galactosidase-from-paenibacillus-barengoltzii-suitable-for-lactose-hydrolysis-and-galactooligosaccharides-synthesis
#12
Yu Liu, Zhou Chen, Zhengqiang Jiang, Qiaojuan Yan, Shaoqing Yang
A β-galactosidase gene (PbBGal2A) was cloned from Paenibacillus barengoltzii and expressed in Escherichia coli. The in silico analysis of the deduced amino acid sequences revealed that PbBGal2A shared the highest identity of 40% with the characterized glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 2 β-galactosidase from Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. The recombinant β-galactosidase (PbBGal2A) was purified with a molecular mass of 124.2kDa on SDS-PAGE. The optimal pH and temperature of PbBGal2A were determined to be pH 7...
November 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645327/impact-of-growth-matrix-on-pharmacodynamics-of-antimicrobial-drugs-for-pig-pneumonia-pathogens
#13
Lucy Dorey, Peter Lees
BACKGROUND: The most widely used measure of potency of antimicrobial drugs is Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). MIC is usually determined under standardised conditions in broths formulated to optimise bacterial growth on a species-by-species basis. This ensures comparability of data between laboratories. However, differences in values of MIC may arise between broths of differing chemical composition and for some drug classes major differences occur between broths and biological fluids such as serum and inflammatory exudate...
June 23, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637172/identification-of-four-type-ii-toxin-antitoxin-systems-in-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
#14
Chengkun Zheng, Xigong Zhao, Ting Zeng, Manman Cao, Jiali Xu, Guolin Shi, Jinquan Li, Huanchun Chen, Weicheng Bei
Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are small genetic elements that are widely prevalent in the genomes of bacteria and archaea. These modules have been identified in various bacteria and proposed to play an important role in bacterial physiology and virulence. However, their presence in the genomes of Actinobacillus species has received no attention. In this study, we describe the identification of four type II TA systems in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, the causative agent of porcine pleuropneumonia. Reverse transcription PCR analysis revealed that the genes encoding the toxin and antitoxin are co-transcribed...
July 3, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622856/survey-for-selected-pathogens-in-wild-pigs-sus-scrofa-from-guam-marianna-islands-usa
#15
Christopher A Cleveland, Anthony DeNicola, J P Dubey, Dolores E Hill, Roy D Berghaus, Michael J Yabsley
Pigs (Sus scrofa) were introduced to Guam in the 1600's and are now present in high densities throughout the island. Wild pigs are reservoirs for pathogens of concern to domestic animals and humans. Exposure to porcine parvovirus, transmissible gastroenteritis, and Leptospira interrogans has been documented in domestic swine but data from wild pigs are lacking. The close proximity of humans, domestic animals, and wild pigs, combined with the liberal hunting of wild pigs, results in frequent opportunities for pathogen transmission...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622855/b-cell-cross-epitope-of-propionibacterium-acnes-and-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-selected-by-phage-display-library-can-efficiently-protect-from-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-infection
#16
Jianfang Liu, Qiuyue Ma, Feng Yang, Rining Zhu, Jingmin Gu, Changjiang Sun, Xin Feng, Chongtao Du, Paul R Langford, Wenyu Han, Junling Yang, Liancheng Lei
Contagious porcine pleuropneumonia (CPP), caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP), is a highly transmissible and fatal respiratory illness that causes tremendous economic losses for the pig breeding industry worldwide. Propionibacterium acnes (PA) has a strong cross-reaction with anti-APP1 and anti-APP5 serum and can efficiently prevent APP infection, which was fortuitously found in researching the differential gene between the different APP serotypes. There seems to be some natural cross-protection between PA and APP...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619145/thymol-kills-bacteria-reduces-biofilm-formation-and-protects-mice-against-a-fatal-infection-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-strain-l20
#17
Lei Wang, Xueqin Zhao, Chunling Zhu, Xiaojing Xia, Wanhai Qin, Mei Li, Tongzhao Wang, Shijun Chen, Yanzhao Xu, Bolin Hang, Yawei Sun, Jinqing Jiang, Langford Paul Richard, Liancheng Lei, Gaiping Zhang, Jianhe Hu
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the causative agent of the highly contagious and deadly respiratory infection porcine pleuropneumonia, resulting in serious losses to the pig industry worldwide. Alternative to antibiotics are urgently needed due to the serious increase in antimicrobial resistance. Thymol is a monoterpene phenol and efficiently kills a variety of bacteria. This study found that thymol has strong bactericidal effects on the A. pleuropneumoniae 5b serotype strain, an epidemic strain in China...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588496/clinical-efficacy-and-residue-depletion-of-10-enrofloxacin-enteric-coated-granules-in-pigs
#18
Zhixin Lei, Qianying Liu, Bing Yang, Jincheng Xiong, Kun Li, Saeed Ahmed, Liping Hong, Pin Chen, Qigai He, Jiyue Cao
A new, more palatable formulation of 10% enrofloxacin enteric-coated granules was investigated to evaluate the pharmacokinetic effect in plasma, the residue elimination in tissues and the clinical efficacy against Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (APP) and Mycoplasam suis (MS) in pigs. In this study, the enrofloxacin concentrations in plasma and tissues were detected using high-performance liquid chromatography with phosphate buffer (pH = 3) and acetonitrile. The pharmacokinetics and elimination of enrofloxacin enteric-coated granules were performed after oral administration at a single dose of 10 mg/kg body weight (bw) and 5 mg/kg twice per day for 5 consecutive days, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552968/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-integration-and-modelling-of-florfenicol-for-the-pig-pneumonia-pathogens-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-and-pasteurella-multocida
#19
Lucy Dorey, Ludovic Pelligand, Zhangrui Cheng, Peter Lees
Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) integration and modelling were used to predict dosage schedules for florfenicol for two pig pneumonia pathogens, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Pharmacokinetic data were pooled for two bioequivalent products, pioneer and generic formulations, administered intramuscularly to pigs at a dose rate of 15 mg/kg. Antibacterial potency was determined in vitro as minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and Mutant Prevention Concentration in broth and pig serum, for six isolates of each organism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539918/the-sapa-protein-is-involved-in-resistance-to-antimicrobial-peptide-pr-39-and-virulence-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
#20
Fang Xie, Yalei Wang, Gang Li, Shuanghong Liu, Ning Cui, Siguo Liu, Paul R Langford, Chunlai Wang
Antimicrobial peptides are essential to the innate immune defense of the mammal against bacterial infection. However, pathogenic bacteria have evolved multiple strategies to resist and evade antimicrobial peptides, which is vital to bacterial survival and colonization in hosts. PR-39 is a linear porcine antimicrobial peptide containing 39 amino acid residues with a high proline content. Resistance to antimicrobial peptide PR-39 has been observed in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. However, little is known about the factors required for this resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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