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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817673/the-plasmid-encoded-ipf-and-klf-fimbriae-display-different-expression-and-varying-roles-in-the-virulence-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-infantis-in-mouse-vs-avian-hosts
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Gili Aviv, Laura Elpers, Svetlana Mikhlin, Helit Cohen, Shaul Vitman Zilber, Guntram A Grassl, Galia Rahav, Michael Hensel, Ohad Gal-Mor
Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis is one of the prevalent Salmonella serovars worldwide. Different emergent clones of S. Infantis were shown to acquire the pESI virulence-resistance megaplasmid affecting its ecology and pathogenicity. Here, we studied two previously uncharacterized pESI-encoded chaperone-usher fimbriae, named Ipf and Klf. While Ipf homologs are rare and were found only in S. enterica subspecies diarizonae and subspecies VII, Klf is related to the known K88-Fae fimbria and klf clusters were identified in seven S...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811611/the-antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-six-essential-oils-and-their-cyto-genotoxicity-to-human-hel-12469-cells
#2
Andrea Puškárová, Mária Bučková, Lucia Kraková, Domenico Pangallo, Katarína Kozics
Six essential oils (from oregano, thyme, clove, lavender, clary sage, and arborvitae) exhibited different antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antimicrobial activity was shown against pathogenic (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Yersinia enterocolitica, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Enterococcus faecalis) and environmental bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Arthrobacter protophormiae, Pseudomonas fragi) and fungi (Chaetomium globosum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Cladosporium cladosporoides, Alternaria alternata, and Aspergillus fumigatus)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807622/community-associated-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-emergency-department-patients-in-western-australia
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Deirdre A Collins, Linda A Selvey, Antonio Celenza, Thomas V Riley
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is primarily associated with hospitalised patients, however, community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) has increased in Australia. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of CA-CDI cases presenting to hospital emergency departments in Western Australia (WA). A retrospective case-control study of CA-CDI cases presenting at six emergency departments in WA from July 2013 to June 2014 was performed. Clinical signs, recent medication, hospitalisations and potential risk factors for CA-CDI were investigated for cases (n = 34) and unmatched controls (n = 62) who were infected with another gastrointestinal pathogen, including Campylobacter spp...
August 11, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806780/the-arac-negative-regulator-family-modulates-the-activity-of-histone-like-proteins-in-pathogenic-bacteria
#4
Araceli E Santiago, Michael B Yan, Tracy H Hazen, Brooke Sauder, Mario Meza-Segura, David A Rasko, Melissa M Kendall, Fernando Ruiz-Perez, James P Nataro
The AraC Negative Regulators (ANR) comprise a large family of virulence regulators distributed among diverse clinically important Gram-negative pathogens, including Vibrio spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Yersinia spp., Citrobacter spp., and pathogenic E. coli strains. We have previously reported broad effects of the ANR members on regulators of the AraC/XylS family. Here, we interrogate possible broader effects of the ANR members on the bacterial transcriptome. Our studies focused on Aar (AggR-activated regulator), an ANR family archetype in enteroaggregative E...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805458/thermal-inactivation-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-salmonella-during-water-and-steam-blanching-of-vegetables
#5
Erdogan Ceylan, Wendy McMahon, Donna M Garren
Thermal inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella was evaluated on peas, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and carrots that were treated with hot water and steam. One gram-positive bacterium, L. monocytogenes, and one gram-negative bacterium, Salmonella, were selected as pertinent human pathogens for evaluation. Samples were inoculated with a composite of five strains each of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella to achieve approximately 10(8) to 10(9) CFU/g. Inoculated samples were treated with hot water at 85 and 87...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805457/selection-of-surrogate-bacteria-for-use-in-food-safety-challenge-studies-a-review
#6
Mengyi Hu, Joshua B Gurtler
Nonpathogenic surrogate bacteria are prevalently used in a variety of food challenge studies in place of foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Clostridium botulinum because of safety and sanitary concerns. Surrogate bacteria should have growth characteristics and/or inactivation kinetics similar to those of target pathogens under given conditions in challenge studies. It is of great importance to carefully select and validate potential surrogate bacteria when verifying microbial inactivation processes...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802266/functional-analysis-of-genes-encoded-by-the-locus-of-heat-resistance-lhr-in-escherichia-coli
#7
Ryan Mercer, Oanh Nguyen, Qixing Ou, Lynn McMullen, Michael G Gänzle
The locus of heat resistance (LHR) is a 15 - 19 kb genomic island conferring exceptional heat resistance to organisms in the family Enterobacteriaceae including pathogenic strains of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli The complement of LHR-encoded genes that is necessary for heat resistance and the stress- or growth-phase induced expression of LHR-encoded genes are unknown. This study determined the contribution of the 7 LHR-encoded genes yfdX1GI, yfdX2, hdeDGI, orf11, trxGI, kefB, and psiEGI by comparison of the heat resistance of E...
August 11, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800246/risk-of-salmonellosis-from-chicken-parts-prepared-from-whole-chickens-sold-in-flow-pack-wrappers-and-subjected-to-temperature-abuse
#8
T P Oscar
The flow pack wrapper is a popular packaging choice for retail sale of whole chickens. However, it may provide a favorable environment for growth and spread of Salmonella within the package, leading to an outbreak of salmonellosis. To investigate this possibility, a process risk model was developed that predicted the risk of salmonellosis from chicken parts prepared from whole chickens sold in flow pack wrappers and subjected to proper storage (6 h at 4°C) or improper storage (72 h at 15°C) before preparation...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799907/salmonella-spi-2-type-iii-secretion-system-effectors-molecular-mechanisms-and-physiological-consequences
#9
REVIEW
Elliott Jennings, Teresa L M Thurston, David W Holden
Serovars of Salmonella enterica cause both gastrointestinal and systemic diseases in a broad range of mammalian hosts, including humans. Salmonella virulence depends in part on its pathogenicity island 2 type III secretion system (SPI-2 T3SS), which is required to translocate at least 28 effector proteins from vacuolar-resident bacteria into host cells. Comparative genomic analysis reveals that all serovars encode a subset of "core" effectors, suggesting that they are critical for virulence in different hosts...
August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798125/microbiota-activated-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling-inhibits-dysbiotic-enterobacteriaceae-expansion
#10
Mariana X Byndloss, Erin E Olsan, Fabian Rivera-Chávez, Connor R Tiffany, Stephanie A Cevallos, Kristen L Lokken, Teresa P Torres, Austin J Byndloss, Franziska Faber, Yandong Gao, Yael Litvak, Christopher A Lopez, Gege Xu, Eleonora Napoli, Cecilia Giulivi, Renée M Tsolis, Alexander Revzin, Carlito B Lebrilla, Andreas J Bäumler
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR-γ signaling...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796533/6s-rna-is-involved-in-acid-resistance-and-invasion-of-epithelial-cells-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#11
Jie Ren, Yu Sang, Ran Qin, Zhongli Cui, Yu-Feng Yao
AIM: Acid is an important environmental condition encountered frequently by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium during its pathogenesis, but the role of small-noncoding RNAs (sRNAs) in response to acid stress is poorly understood. METHODS: We used RNA sequencing to explore acid-responsive sRNAs in S. Typhimurium. RESULTS: It identified that 6S RNA encoded by the ssrS was significantly upregulated at pH 3.0. The 6S RNA knockout strain showed a reduced ability to survive at pH 3...
August 10, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796463/defensin-neurotoxin-dyad-in-a-basally-branching-metazoan-sea-anemone
#12
Chan-Hee Kim, Ye Jin Lee, Hye-Jin Go, Hye Young Oh, Tae Kwan Lee, Ji Been Park, Nam Gyu Park
Recent studies suggest that vertebrate and invertebrate defensins have evolved from two independent ancestors, and that both defensins could share origins with animal toxins. Here, we purified novel sea anemone neurotoxin (BDS)-like antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)-Crassicorin-I and its putative homolog (Crassicorin-II)-from the pharynx extract of an anthozoan sea anemone (Urticina crassicornis). Based on structural analyses and cDNA cloning, mature Crassicorin-I represents a cationic AMP likely generated from a precursor and comprising 40 amino acid residues, including six cysteines forming three intramolecular disulphide bonds...
August 10, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795469/bacterial-biomes-and-potential-human-pathogens-in-irrigation-water-and-leafy-greens-from-different-production-systems-described-using-pyrosequencing
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M Jongman, L Chidamba, L Korsten
AIMS: To investigate the influence of irrigation water microbial quality on leafy green vegetables produced in commercial and small-scale farms as well as homestead gardens using pyrosequencing. METHODS AND RESULTS: Next generation sequencing analysis of the V1-V3 hypervariable region of bacterial 16S rDNA was used to compare bacterial diversity in irrigation water sources and on leafy vegetables. In all samples (12) analyzed, the phylum Proteobacteria (64.5%), class Gammaproteobacteria (56...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795125/the-microbiome-activates-cd4-t-cell-mediated-immunity-to%C3%A2-compensate-for-increased-intestinal-permeability
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Karen L Edelblum, Gil Sharon, Gurminder Singh, Matthew A Odenwald, Anne Sailer, Severine Cao, Sarina Ravens, Irene Thomsen, Kamal El Bissati, Rima McLeod, Chen Dong, Sandeep Gurbuxani, Immo Prinz, Sarkis K Mazmanian, Jerrold R Turner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite a prominent association, chronic intestinal barrier loss is insufficient to induce disease in human subjects or experimental animals. We hypothesized that compensatory mucosal immune activation might protect individuals with increased intestinal permeability from disease. We used a model in which intestinal barrier loss is triggered by intestinal epithelial-specific expression of constitutively active myosin light chain kinase (CA-MLCK). Here we asked whether constitutive tight junction barrier loss impacts susceptibility to enteric pathogens...
September 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791257/what-the-sif-is-happening-the-role-of-intracellular-salmonella-induced-filaments
#15
REVIEW
Katelyn Knuff, B Brett Finlay
A common strategy among intracellular bacterial pathogens is to enter into a vacuolar environment upon host cell invasion. One such pathogen, Salmonella enterica, resides within the Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV) inside epithelial cells and macrophages. Salmonella hijacks the host endosomal system to establish this unique intracellular replicative niche, forming a highly complex and dynamic network of Salmonella-induced filaments (SIFs). SIFs radiate outwards from the SCV upon onset of bacterial replication...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789560/milk-fermented-by-lactobacillus-species-from-brazilian-artisanal-cheese-protect-germ-free-mice-against-salmonella-typhimurium-infection
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L B Acurcio, S H C Sandes, R W Bastos, F M Sant'anna, S H S P Pedroso, D C Reis, Á C Nunes, G D Cassali, M R Souza, J R Nicoli
Ingestion of milks fermented by Lactobacillus strains showing probiotic properties is an important tool to maintain gastrointestinal health. In this study, Lactobacillus rhamnosus D1 and Lactobacillus plantarum B7, isolated from Brazilian artisanal cheese, were used as starters for the functional fermented milks to assess their probiotic properties in a gnotobiotic animal model. Male germ-free Swiss mice received a single oral dose of milk fermented by each sample, and were challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium five days afterwards...
August 9, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783751/animal-related-factors-associated-with-moderate-to-severe-diarrhea-in-children-younger-than-five-years-in-western-kenya-a-matched-case-control-study
#17
Anne Conan, Ciara E O'Reilly, Eric Ogola, J Benjamin Ochieng, Anna J Blackstock, Richard Omore, Linus Ochieng, Fenny Moke, Michele B Parsons, Lihua Xiao, Dawn Roellig, Tamer H Farag, James P Nataro, Karen L Kotloff, Myron M Levine, Eric D Mintz, Robert F Breiman, Sarah Cleaveland, Darryn L Knobel
BACKGROUND: Diarrheal disease remains among the leading causes of global mortality in children younger than 5 years. Exposure to domestic animals may be a risk factor for diarrheal disease. The objectives of this study were to identify animal-related exposures associated with cases of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children in rural western Kenya, and to identify the major zoonotic enteric pathogens present in domestic animals residing in the homesteads of case and control children...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783107/the-role-of-sphingolipids-on-innate-immunity-to-intestinal-salmonella-infection
#18
REVIEW
Fu-Chen Huang
Salmonella spp. remains a major public health problem for the whole world. To reduce the use of antimicrobial agents and drug-resistant Salmonella, a better strategy is to explore alternative therapy rather than to discover another antibiotic. Sphingolipid- and cholesterol-enriched lipid microdomains attract signaling proteins and orchestrate them toward cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways. Recent studies have highlighted the crucial role of sphingolipids in the innate immunity against infecting pathogens...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782508/circulating-and-tissue-resident-cd4-t-cells-with-reactivity-to-intestinal-microbiota-are-abundant-in-healthy-individuals-and-function-is-altered-during-inflammation
#19
Ahmed N Hegazy, Nathaniel R West, Michael J T Stubbington, Emily Wendt, Kim I M Suijker, Angeliki Datsi, Sebastien This, Camille Danne, Suzanne Campion, Sylvia H Duncan, Benjamin M J Owens, Holm H Uhlig, Andrew McMichael, Andreas Bergthaler, Sarah A Teichmann, Satish Keshav, Fiona Powrie
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Interactions between commensal microbes and the immune system are tightly regulated and maintain intestinal homeostasis, but little is known about these interactions in humans. We investigated responses of human CD4(+) T cells to the intestinal microbiota. We measured the abundance of T cells in circulation and intestinal tissues that respond to intestinal microbes and determined their clonal diversity. We also assessed their functional phenotypes and effects on intestinal resident cell populations, and studied alterations in microbe-reactive T cells in patients with chronic intestinal inflammation...
August 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778009/plant-mediated-restriction-of-salmonella-enterica-on-tomato-and-spinach-leaves-colonized-with-pseudomonas-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria
#20
Chiun-Kang Hsu, Shirley A Micallef
Reducing Salmonella enterica association with plants during crop production could reduce risks of fresh produce-borne salmonellosis. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) colonizing plant roots are capable of promoting plant growth and boosting resistance to disease, but the effects of PGPR on human pathogen-plant associations are not known. Two root-colonizing Pseudomonas strains S2 and S4 were investigated in spinach, lettuce and tomato for their plant growth-promoting properties and their influence on leaf populations of S...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
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