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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105684/bacterial-microcompartment-directed-polyphosphate-kinase-promotes-stable-polyphosphate-accumulation-in-e-coli
#1
Mingzhi Liang, Stefanie Frank, Heinrich Lünsdorf, Martin J Warren, Michael B Prentice
Processes for the biological removal of phosphate from wastewater rely on temporary manipulation of bacterial polyphosphate levels by phased environmental stimuli. In E. coli polyphosphate levels are controlled via the polyphosphate-synthesizing enzyme polyphosphate kinase (PPK1) and exopolyphosphatases (PPX and GPPA), and are temporarily enhanced by PPK1 overexpression and reduced by PPX overexpression. We hypothesised that partitioning PPK1 from cytoplasmic exopolyphosphatases would increase and stabilise E...
January 20, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096401/ornithine-decarboxylase-regulates-m1-macrophage-activation-and-mucosal-inflammation-via-histone-modifications
#2
Dana M Hardbower, Mohammad Asim, Paula B Luis, Kshipra Singh, Daniel P Barry, Chunying Yang, Meredith A Steeves, John L Cleveland, Claus Schneider, M Blanca Piazuelo, Alain P Gobert, Keith T Wilson
Macrophage activation is a critical step in host responses during bacterial infections. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the rate-limiting enzyme in polyamine metabolism, has been well studied in epithelial cells and is known to have essential roles in many different cellular functions. However, its role in regulating macrophage function during bacterial infections is not well characterized. We demonstrate that macrophage-derived ODC is a critical regulator of M1 macrophage activation during both Helicobacter pylori and Citrobacter rodentium infection...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094878/characterization-of-cellulose-degrading-bacteria-from-the-larval-gut-of-the-white-grub-beetle-lepidiota-mansueta-coleoptera-scarabaeidae
#3
Gautam Handique, Amrita Phukan, Badal Bhattacharyya, Abu Adil Lutful Haque Baruah, Syed Wasifur Rahman, Rajen Baruah
The goal of this study is to identify and characterize the cellulose degrading microorganisms in the larval gut of the white grub beetle, Lepidiota mansueta. Thirty bacterial strains were isolated and tested for cellulolytic activity using soluble carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) degrading assays. Of these strains, five (FGB1, FB2, MB1, MB2, and HB1) degrade cellulose. Cellulolytic activity was determined based on formation of clear zone and cellulolytic index on CMC plate media. The highest cellulolytic index (2...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092603/gut-microbiota-isolated-from-the-european-pond-turtle-emys-orbicularis-and-its-antimicrobial-resistance
#4
M Ruzauskas, S Misyte, L Vaskeviciute, Z Mikniene, R Siugzdiniene, I Klimiene, A Pikuniene, J Kucinskiene
The aim of the study was to isolate cultivable gut microbiota from European pond turtles kept at the Lithuanian Zoo and to determine antimicrobial resistance of the isolates. The study subjects included 8 elderly turtles living at the Lithuanian Zoo for about 50 years as well as their offspring - 24 young individuals (1-2 years old) that were hatched at the same zoo. Animals were not exposed by treatment with antimicrobials during the last 3 years. Gut samples were taken from the cloaca and inoculated onto universal media...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073918/identical-bacterial-populations-colonize-premature-infant-gut-skin-and-oral-microbiomes-and-exhibit-different-in-situ-growth-rates
#5
Matthew R Olm, Christopher T Brown, Brandon Brooks, Brian Firek, Robyn Baker, David Burstein, Karina Soenjoyo, Brian C Thomas, Michael Morowitz, Jillian Banfield
The initial microbiome impacts the health and future development of premature infants. Methodological limitations have led to gaps in our understanding of the habitat range and subpopulation complexity of founding strains, as well as how different body sites support microbial growth. Here, we used metagenomics to reconstruct genomes of strains that colonized the skin, mouth and gut of two hospitalized premature infants during the first month of life. Seven bacterial populations, considered to be identical given whole-genome average nucleotide identity of >99...
January 10, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053238/steroid-receptor-coactivator-3-contributes-to-host-defense-against-enteric-bacteria-by-recruiting-neutrophils-via-upregulation-of-cxcl2-expression
#6
Wenbo Chen, Xuqiang Lu, Yuan Chen, Ming Li, Pingli Mo, Zhangwei Tong, Wei Wang, Wei Wan, Guoqiang Su, Jianming Xu, Chundong Yu
Steroid receptor coactivator 3 (SRC-3) is a transcriptional coactivator that interacts with nuclear receptors and some other transcription factors to enhance their effects on target gene transcription. We reported previously that SRC-3-deficient (SRC-3(-/-)) mice are extremely susceptible to Escherichia coli-induced septic peritonitis as a result of uncontrolled inflammation and a defect in bacterial clearance. In this study, we observed significant upregulation of SRC-3 in colonic epithelial cells in response to Citrobacter rodentium infection...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049834/aquaporin-3-mediates-hydrogen-peroxide-dependent-responses-to-environmental-stress-in-colonic-epithelia
#7
Jay R Thiagarajah, Jeffrey Chang, Jeremy A Goettel, Alan S Verkman, Wayne I Lencer
The colonic epithelium provides an essential barrier against the environment that is critical for protecting the body and controlling inflammation. In response to injury or gut microbes, colonic epithelial cells produce extracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which acts as a potent signaling molecule affecting barrier function and host defense. In humans, impaired regulation of H2O2 in the intestine has been associated with early-onset inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. Here, we show that signal transduction by H2O2 depends on entry into the cell by transit through aquaporin-3 (AQP3), a plasma membrane H2O2-conducting channel...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040649/acetyl-coa-production-by-encapsulated-pyruvate-ferredoxin-oxidoreductase-in-alginate-hydrogels
#8
Makoto Takenaka, Ki-Seok Yoon, Takahiro Matsumoto, Seiji Ogo
Pyruvate ferredoxin oxidoreductase from Citrobacter sp. S-77 (PFORS77) was purified in order to develop a method for acetyl-CoA production. Although the purified PFORS77 showed high O2-sensitivity, the activity could be remarkably stabilized in anaerobic conditions. PFORS77 was effectively immobilized on ceramic hydroxyapatite (PFORS77-HA) with an efficiency of more than 96%, however, after encapsulation of PFORS77-HA in alginate, the rate of catalytic acetyl-CoA production was highly reduced to 36% when compared to that of the free enzyme...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034519/treatment-outcomes-in-infections-caused-by-spice-serratia-pseudomonas-indole-positive-proteus-citrobacter-and-enterobacter-organisms-carbapenem-versus-noncarbapenem-regimens
#9
Stanley Moy, Roopali Sharma
PURPOSE: Techniques used to identify AmpC β-lactamases in SPICE (Serratia, Pseudomonas, indole-positive Proteus, Citrobacter, and Enterobacter) organisms are not yet optimized for the clinical laboratory and are not routinely used. Clinicians are often left with an uncertainty on the choice of antibiotic when a SPICE organism is isolated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of carbapenem versus noncarbapenem regimens in treating bacteremia or urinary tract infection from a SPICE organism in clinical practice...
December 26, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025221/bacteria-associated-with-piezodorus-guildinii-hemiptera-pentatomidae-with-special-reference-to-those-transmitted-by-feeding
#10
Claudia Husseneder, Jong-Seok Park, Andrea Howells, Chinmay V Tikhe, Jeffrey A Davis
The redbanded stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), is a rapidly growing pest damaging southern US agriculture. Pentatomid stink bugs are known to vector bacterial, fungal, and viral plant diseases. However, bacteria associated with redbanded stink bugs and their vector potential have not yet been assessed. In this study, we 1) cultured and identified bacteria transmitted by feeding of redbanded stink bug and 2) described bacteria from guts of redbanded stink bug individuals using next-generation sequencing of 16S rRNA genes...
December 26, 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011305/aerobic-and-anaerobic-biosynthesis-of-nano-selenium-for-remediation-of-mercury-contaminated-soil
#11
Xiaonan Wang, Daoyong Zhang, Xiangliang Pan, Duu-Jong Lee, Fahad A Al-Misned, M Golam Mortuza, Geoffrey Michael Gadd
Selenium (Se) nanoparticles are often synthesized by anaerobes. However, anaerobic bacteria cannot be directly applied for bioremediation of contaminated top soil which is generally aerobic. In this study, a selenite-reducing bacterium, Citrobacter freundii Y9, demonstrated high selenite reducing power and produced elemental nano-selenium nanoparticles (nano-Se(0)) under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The biogenic nano-Se(0) converted 45.8-57.1% and 39.1-48.6% of elemental mercury (Hg(0)) in the contaminated soil to insoluble mercuric selenide (HgSe) under anaerobic and aerobic conditions, respectively...
December 5, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006730/enhancement-of-microbial-2-4-6-trinitrotoluene-transformation-with-increased-toxicity-by-exogenous-nutrient-amendment
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Shih-Hsiung Liang, Duen-Wei Hsu, Chia-Ying Lin, Chih-Ming Kao, Da-Ji Huang, Chih-Ching Chien, Ssu-Ching Chen, Isheng Jason Tsai, Chien-Cheng Chen
In this study, the bacterial strain Citrobacter youngae strain E4 was isolated from 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)-contaminated soil and used to assess the capacity of TNT transformation with/without exogenous nutrient amendments. C. youngae E4 poorly degraded TNT without an exogenous amino nitrogen source, whereas the addition of an amino nitrogen source considerably increased the efficacy of TNT transformation in a dose-dependent manner. The enhanced TNT transformation of C. youngae E4 was mediated by increased cell growth and up-regulation of TNT nitroreductases, including NemA, NfsA and NfsB...
December 19, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973398/microbiological-quality-of-fresh-nopal-juice
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Ana María Hernández-Anguiano, Patricia Landa-Salgado, Carlos Alberto Eslava-Campos, Mateo Vargas-Hernández, Jitendra Patel
The consumption of fresh nopal cactus juice is widely popular among health-conscious consumers in Mexico. The juice is prepared from fresh cladodes that have only been rinsed with tap water and are not subjected to a pasteurization or terminal bacterial reduction process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbial quality of commercially available fresh juices (n = 162) made with nopal in Texcoco, State of Mexico, during the summer and spring season. Standard microbiological methods, the PCR technique and the serological method were used for isolation and identification of bacteria...
December 10, 2016: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966221/determination-of-the-microbial-community-features-of-haemaphysalis-flava-in-different-developmental-stages-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#14
Deyong Duan, Tianyin Cheng
In this study, we analyzed the in vivo microbial community structure and diversity differences of Haemaphysalis flava (H. flava) in four developmental stages (egg, larva, nymph, and adult) to determine which bacterial genera could be propagated through transovarial transmission and transmitted by transstadial transmission during different developmental stages of H. flava. Paired-end sequencing of the V3 region of the 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) of H. flava in four developmental stage samples was conducted using the Illumina MiSeq sequencing platform...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929072/antimicrobial-growth-promoters-modulate-host-responses-in-mice-with-a-defined-intestinal-microbiota
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Kirsty Brown, Sarah J M Zaytsoff, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
Antibiotics can promote growth in livestock (antimicrobial growth promoters, AGPs), however lack of knowledge regarding mechanisms has hampered the development of effective non-antibiotic alternatives. Antibiotics affect eukaryotic cells at therapeutic concentrations, yet effects of AGPs on host physiology are relatively understudied, partially due to the complexity of host-microorganism interactions within the gastrointestinal tract. To determine the direct effects of AGPs on the host, we generated Altered Schaedler Flora (ASF) mice, and administered chlortetracycline (CTC) and tylosin phosphate (TYL) in feed...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928484/the-clonal-relationship-among-the-citrobacter-freundii-isolated-from-the-main-hospital-in-kermanshah-west-of-iran
#16
Mansour Rezaei, Alisha Akya, Azam Elahi, Keyghobad Ghadiri, Somayeh Jafari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Citrobacter freundii is an opportunistic pathogen causing nosocomial infections and resistant to various antibiotics. We aimed to determine the clonal relationship of C. freundii isolates using Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty clinical isolates of C. freundii were collected from the main hospital in Kermanshah. After antibiotic susceptibility testing and screening for extended-spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL), all isolates were genotyped by PFGE...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923418/outbreak-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-producing-citrobacter-freundii-at-a-tertiary-acute-care-facility-in-miami-florida
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Adriana Jiménez, José G Castro, L Silvia Munoz-Price, Dennise de Pascale, Luis Shimose, Mustapha M Mustapha, Caressa N Spychala, Roberta T Mettus, Vaughn S Cooper, Yohei Doi
OBJECTIVE To describe the investigation and control of a rare cluster of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter freundii in a hospital in southern Florida. METHODS An epidemiologic investigation, review of infection prevention procedures, and molecular studies including whole genome sequencing were conducted. RESULTS An outbreak of K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-3-producing C. freundii was identified at a tertiary hospital in Florida in 2014. Of the 6 cases identified, 3 occurred in the same intensive care unit and were caused by the same clone...
December 7, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921337/extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistance-among-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-west-norway-during-2006-2013-a-prospective-surveillance-study
#18
Haima Mylvaganam, Helge Kolstad, Rebecca Irene Breistein, Grete Lind, Dag Harald Skutlaberg
Routine surveillance of resistance to broad-spectrum cephalosporins in Enterobacteriaceae and phenotypic identification of underlying mechanisms using a simple strategy was commenced in 2006 at our laboratory, serving West Norway. This report focuses on the results until 2013. The classical plasmid-mediated extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBLA ) among clinically relevant Escherichia coli isolates showed an increase from 0.6% to 4.3% during the surveillance period, while prevalence for other mechanisms remained stable, below 0...
January 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918963/isolation-of-a-facultative-anaerobic-exoelectrogenic-strain-lz-1-and-probing-electron-transfer-mechanism-in-situ-by-linking-uv-vis-spectroscopy-and-electrochemistry
#19
Lei Zhou, Dandan Deng, Yichi Zhang, Wen Zhou, Yujing Jiang, Ying Liu
A new facultative anaerobic exoelectrogenic strain LZ-1, belonging to Citrobacter freundii, has been isolated. This strain can produce current densities of 843.9 and 865.6μAcm(-2) using citrate or acetate as carbon source in a three-electrode configuration. The electricity generation performance was also analyzed in a dual-chamber MFC system, reaching a maximum power density of 1233mWm(-2). In addition to acetate and citrate, other carbon sources such as pyruvate, formate, acetate, citrate and fumarate could also be utilized to produce current by strain LZ-1...
April 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915087/genetically-unrelated-multidrug-and-carbapenem-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-detected-in-outpatients-admitted-to-a-portuguese-hospital
#20
Cátia Santos, Elmano Ramalheira, Gabriela Da Silva, Sónia Mendo
OBJECTIVES: Non-clonal, carbapenem- and multidrug-resistant Citrobacter freundii isolates were collected from unrelated outpatients admitted to a Portuguese hospital emergency department. One patient lived in a nursing home and was never hospitalised, whereas the other patient was repeatedly hospitalised in this hospital. The aim of this study was to unveil the molecular mechanisms associated with the carbapenem resistance of these isolates and to assess its potential dissemination. METHODS: Isolate identification was performed by VITEK(®)2 and was confirmed by 16S rDNA sequencing...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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