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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 127, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375931

RESUMO

Aeromonas hydrophila is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes serious infections in aquaculture and exhibits significant multidrug resistance. The LysR-type transcriptional regulator (LTTR) family proteins are a well-known group of transcriptional regulators involved in diverse physiological functions. However, the role of LTTRs in the regulation of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is still largely unknown. In this study, to further investigate the role of four putative LTTR family proteins (A0KIU1, A0KJ82, A0KPK0, and A0KQ63) in antibiotic resistance in A. hydrophila, their genes were cloned and overexpressed in engineered Escherichia coli. After the optimization of experimental conditions including incubation time, temperature, and IPTG concentration, these proteins were successfully purified, and their specific antibodies against mice were obtained. Using western blot analysis, we found that these LTTR family proteins were downregulated in A. hydrophila following antibiotic treatment, indicating that they may be involved in the regulation of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assays of chloramphenicol (CM), chlortetracycline (CTC), ciprofloxacin (CF), furazolidone (FZ), and balofloxacin (BF) in E. coli showed that overexpression of these LTTRs led to increased sensitivity to several antibiotics. To further validate their functional role in antibiotic resistance, we demonstrated that bacteria with loss of A0KQ63 (ΔAHA_3980) exhibited multi-drug resistance properties. Our results indicate that these LTTR family proteins may play an important role in the antibiotic resistance of A. hydrophila, and the that underlying mechanisms controlling antibiotic resistance should be further investigated.


Assuntos
Aeromonas hydrophila/efeitos dos fármacos , Aeromonas hydrophila/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Reguladores , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Western Blotting , Clonagem Molecular , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Deleção de Genes , Expressão Gênica , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genes Bacterianos , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Fatores de Transcrição/análise , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 135, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432264

RESUMO

The feather-degrading strain Thermoactinomyces sp. YT06 secretes an extracellular keratinolytic protease (KERTYT); however, the gene encoding this protease remains unknown. The kerT1 gene (1170 bp) encoding keratinase was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). Purified recombinant keratinase (rKERTYT) was achieved at a yield of 39.16% and 65.27-fold purification with a specific activity of 1325 U/mg. It was shown that rKERTYT has many similarities to the native enzyme (KERTYT) by characterization of rKERTYT. The molecular weight of rKERTYT secreted by recombinant E. coli was approximately 28 kDa. The optimal temperature and the pH values of rKERTYT were 65 °C and 8.5, respectively, and the protein remained stable from 50 to 60 °C and pH 6-11. The keratinase was strongly inhibited by phenyl methane sulfonyl fluoride (PMSF), suggesting that it belongs to the serine protease family. It was significantly activated by Mn2+ and ß-mercaptoethanol (ß-Me). rKERTYT showed stability and retained over 80% activity with the existence of organic solvents such as acetone, methylbenzene and dimethyl sulfoxide. These findings indicated that rKERTYT will be a promising candidate for the enzymatic processing of keratinous wastes.


Assuntos
Clonagem Molecular , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica , Peptídeo Hidrolases/genética , Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Thermoactinomyces/enzimologia , Ativadores de Enzimas/análise , Inibidores Enzimáticos/análise , Estabilidade Enzimática , Escherichia coli/genética , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Peso Molecular , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Temperatura Ambiente , Thermoactinomyces/genética
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J Microbiol ; 57(9): 781-794, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31452043

RESUMO

The phytopathogenic Burkholderia species B. glumae and B. plantarii are the causal agents of bacterial wilt, grain rot, and seedling blight, which threaten the rice industry globally. Toxoflavin and tropolone are produced by these phytopathogens and are considered the most hostile biohazards with a broad spectrum of target organisms. However, despite their nonspecific toxicity, the effects of toxoflavin and tropolone on bacteria remain unknown. RNA-seq based transcriptome analysis was employed to determine the genome-wide expression patterns under phytotoxin treatment. Expression of 2327 and 830 genes was differentially changed by toxoflavin and tropolone, respectively. Enriched biological pathways reflected the down-regulation of oxidative phosphorylation and ribosome function, beginning with the inhibition of membrane biosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism under oxidative stress or iron starvation. Conversely, several systems such as bacterial chemotaxis, flagellar assembly, biofilm formation, and sulfur/taurine transporters were highly expressed as countermeasures against the phytotoxins. In addition, our findings revealed that three hub genes commonly induced by both phytotoxins function as the siderophore enterobactin, an iron-chelator. Our study provides new insights into the effects of phytotoxins on bacteria for better understanding of the interactions between phytopathogens and other microorganisms. These data will also be applied as a valuable source in subsequent applications against phytotoxins, the major virulence factor.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/toxicidade , Burkholderia/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Pirimidinonas/toxicidade , Triazinas/toxicidade , Tropolona/toxicidade , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Burkholderia/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/microbiologia , Pirimidinonas/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Triazinas/metabolismo , Tropolona/metabolismo
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1439-1450, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409157

RESUMO

Leishmaniasis is a tropical disease found in more than 90 countries. The drugs available to treat this disease have nonspecific action and high toxicity. In order to develop novel therapeutic alternatives to fight this ailment, pteridine reductase 1 (PTR1) and dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase (DHF-TS) have been targeted, once Leishmania is auxotrophic for folates. Although PTR1 and DHFR-TS from other protozoan parasites have been studied, their homologs in Leishmania chagasi have been poorly characterized. Hence, this work describes the optimal conditions to express the recombinant LcPTR1 and LcDHFR-TS enzymes, as well as balanced assay conditions for screening. Last but not the least, we show that 2,4 diaminopyrimidine derivatives are low-micromolar competitive inhibitors of both enzymes (LcPTR1 Ki = 1.50-2.30 µM and LcDHFR Ki = 0.28-3.00 µM) with poor selectivity index. On the other hand, compound 5 (2,4-diaminoquinazoline derivative) is a selective LcPTR1 inhibitor (Ki = 0.47 µM, selectivity index = 20).


Assuntos
Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Leishmania infantum/enzimologia , Complexos Multienzimáticos/antagonistas & inibidores , Oxirredutases/antagonistas & inibidores , Timidilato Sintase/antagonistas & inibidores , Catálise , Cromatografia de Afinidade , Clonagem Molecular , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Eletroforese em Gel de Poliacrilamida , Escherichia coli/genética , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Complexos Multienzimáticos/genética , Complexos Multienzimáticos/isolamento & purificação , Complexos Multienzimáticos/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/genética , Oxirredutases/isolamento & purificação , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/genética , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/isolamento & purificação , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Timidilato Sintase/genética , Timidilato Sintase/isolamento & purificação , Timidilato Sintase/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7908-7915, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31268314

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In this study, to obtain higher agmatine yields using the previously developed E. coli strain AUX4 (JM109 ΔspeC ΔspeF ΔspeB ΔargR), the genes encoding glutamate dehydrogenase (gdhA), glutamine synthetase (glnA), phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (ppc), aspartate aminotransferase (aspC), transhydrogenase (pntAB), and biosynthetic arginine decarboxylase (speA) were sequentially overexpressed by replacing their native promoters with the heterologous strong trp, core-trc, or 5Ptacs promoters to generate the plasmid-free E. coli strain AUX11. The fermentation results obtained using a 3-L bioreactor showed that AUX11 produced 2.93 g L-1 agmatine with the yield of 0.29 g agmatine g-1 glucose in the batch fermentation, and the fed-batch fermentation of AUX11 allowed the production of 40.43 g L-1 agmatine with the productivity of 1.26 g L-1 h-1 agmatine. The results showed that the engineered E. coli strain AUX11 can be used for the industrial fermentative production of agmatine.


Assuntos
Agmatina/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura Celular por Lotes , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Fermentação , Glucose/metabolismo , Engenharia Metabólica
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Gene ; 713: 143951, 2019 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269464

RESUMO

Rifampicin (RIF) is still a first line of antibiotic in the treatment of bacterial diseases, in particular the Mycobacterial infections. The antimicrobial activity of RIF is attributed to its ability to inhibit transcription by binding to the ß subunit of bacterial RNA polymerase (encoded by rpoB). Continued use of this drug resulted in the emergence of RIF resistant rpoB mutations in a high frequency that compels the use of RIF almost exclusively in drug combinations. As of date, a broad array of rif mutations have been isolated and characterized by different research groups. Studies on rpoB mutations strengthen the view that the ß subunit of RNA polymerase (RNAP) is very crucial in modulating transcription thereby leading to differential gene expression. Very recently we have reported the transcriptome profile of rpoB12 mutant that provides molecular evidence that presence of rpoB12 mutation modulates the transcription of about 450 genes. Here we present a maiden report that rpoB mutations that substitute Tyr at the Rif binding pocket (RBP) of ß subunit of RNA polymerase are able to suppress the over-production of colanic acid capsular polysaccharide (Ces phenotype) in Δlon mutant of Escherichia coli. Further analyses of the rif mutants involving their growth pattern on LB at higher temperature (42 °C), LB media without NaCl, survival in LB media with acidic pH (pH - 3) and motility revealed that only rpoB12 (His526Tyr) and rpoB137 (Ser522Tyr) affected all the above mentioned physiological parameters in addition to the elicitation of Ces phenotype. These two rif mutations confer fast movement to RNAP and they bear Tyr as the substituted amino acid in the RBP. This is perhaps the first study that brings out the possible role of Tyr in the RBP and its participation in the global gene expression. This study also envisages the point that amino acid residues that share the properties of Tyr in the RBP can be employed as a tool to bring out differential gene expression which would certainly have basic and applied values for the mankind.


Assuntos
RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/genética , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Mutação , Rifampina/farmacologia , Tirosina/metabolismo , Antibióticos Antituberculose/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Fenótipo , RNA Bacteriano , Tirosina/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(29): 8186-8190, 2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272146

RESUMO

Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is considered the most common and important naturally occurring auxin in plants and a major regulator of plant growth and development. In this study, an aldehyde dehydrogenase AldH from Escherichia coli was found to convert indole-3-acetylaldehyde into IAA. Then we established an artificial pathway in engineered E. coli for microbial production of IAA from glucose. The overall pathway includes the upstream pathway from glucose to L-tryptophan and the downstream pathway from L-tryptophan to IAA. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the biosynthesis of IAA directly from a renewable carbon source. The study described here shows the way for the development of a beneficial microbe for biosynthesis of auxin and promoting plant growth in the future.


Assuntos
Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Vias Biossintéticas , Engenharia Genética , Glucose/metabolismo , Triptofano/metabolismo
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(7): 106, 2019 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31267229

RESUMO

Xenorhabdus nematophila HB310 secreted the insecticidal protein toxin complex. Two chitinase genes, chi60 and chi70, were found in X. nematophila toxin complex locus. In order to clarify the function of two chitinases, chi60 and chi70 genes were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli Transetta (DE3). As a result, we found that the Chi60 and Chi70 belonged to glycoside hydrolases (GH) family 18 with a molecular mass of 65 kDa and 78 kDa, respectively. When colloidal chitin was treated as the substrate, Chi60 and Chi70 were proved to have the highest enzymatic activity at pH 6.0 and 50 °C. Chi60 and Chi70 had obvious growth inhibition effect against the second larvae of Helicoverpa armigera with growth inhibiting rate of 81.99% and 90.51%. Chi70 had synergistic effect with the insecticidal toxicity of Bt Cry 1Ac, but the Chi60 had no synergistic effect with Bt Cry 1Ac. Chi60 and Chi70 showed antifungal activity against Alternaria brassicicola, Verticillium dahliae and Coniothyrium diplodiella. The results increased our understanding of the chitinases produced by X. nematophila and laid a foundation for further studies on the mechanism of the chitinases.


Assuntos
Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Quitinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Quitinases/genética , Quitinases/metabolismo , Xenorhabdus/metabolismo , Alternaria/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Ascomicetos/efeitos dos fármacos , Quitina/metabolismo , Quitinases/classificação , Clonagem Molecular , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Ensaios Enzimáticos , Estabilidade Enzimática , Escherichia coli/genética , Expressão Gênica , Glicosídeo Hidrolases/genética , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Inseticidas/metabolismo , Inseticidas/farmacologia , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Peso Molecular , Mariposas/efeitos dos fármacos , Mariposas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Micotoxinas/genética , Micotoxinas/metabolismo , Filogenia , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Temperatura Ambiente , Verticillium/efeitos dos fármacos , Xenorhabdus/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(31): 8581-8589, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321975

RESUMO

Intermediates in aromatic amino acid biosynthesis can serve as substrates for the synthesis of bioactive compounds. In this study we used two intermediates in the shikimate pathway of Escherichia coli, chorismate and anthranilate, to synthesize three bioactive compounds: 4-hydroxycoumarin (4-HC), 2,4-dihydroxyquinoline (DHQ), and 4-hydroxy-1-methyl-2(1H)-quinolone (NMQ). We introduced genes for the synthesis of salicylic acid from chorismate to supply the substrate for 4-HC and the gene encoding N-methyltransferase for the synthesis of N-methylanthranilate from anthranilate. Polyketide synthases and coenzyme (Co)A ligases were tested to determine the optimal combination of genes for the synthesis of each compound. We also tested several constructs and identified the best one for increasing levels of endogenous substrates for chorismate, anthranilate, and malonyl-CoA. With the use of these strategies, 255.4 mg/L 4-HC, 753.7 mg/L DHQ, and 17.5 mg/L NMQ were synthesized. This work provides a basis for the synthesis of diverse coumarin and quinoline derivatives with potential medical applications.


Assuntos
4-Hidroxicumarinas/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Engenharia Metabólica , Policetídeo Sintases/genética , Quinolinas/metabolismo , 4-Hidroxicumarinas/química , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Ácido Corísmico/metabolismo , Coenzima A Ligases/genética , Coenzima A Ligases/metabolismo , Photorhabdus/enzimologia , Photorhabdus/genética , Policetídeo Sintases/metabolismo , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/enzimologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/genética , Quinolinas/química , ortoaminobenzoatos/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2925, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266960

RESUMO

Bacteriophage Q protein engages σ-dependent paused RNA polymerase (RNAP) by binding to a DNA site embedded in late gene promoter and renders RNAP resistant to termination signals. Here, we report a single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structure of an intact Q-engaged arrested complex. The structure reveals key interactions responsible for σ-dependent pause, Q engagement, and Q-mediated transcription antitermination. The structure shows that two Q protomers (QI and QII) bind to a direct-repeat DNA site and contact distinct elements of the RNA exit channel. Notably, QI forms a narrow ring inside the RNA exit channel and renders RNAP resistant to termination signals by prohibiting RNA hairpin formation in the RNA exit channel. Because the RNA exit channel is conserved among all multisubunit RNAPs, it is likely to serve as an important contact site for regulators that modify the elongation properties of RNAP in other organisms, as well.


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Bacteriófagos/enzimologia , Códon de Terminação/genética , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/química , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas Virais/química , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Bacteriófagos/química , Bacteriófagos/genética , Códon de Terminação/metabolismo , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/genética , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/virologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Chem Biol Interact ; 310: 108756, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31325422

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Human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is a widely distributed plasma enzyme. For decades, numerous research efforts have been directed at engineering BChE as a bioscavenger of organophosphorus insecticides and chemical warfare nerve agents. However, it has been a grand challenge to cost-efficiently produce BChE in large-scale. Recently reported studies have successfully designed a truncated BChE mutant (with amino-acid substitutions on 47 residues that are far away from the catalytic site), denoted as BChE-M47 for convenience, which can be expressed in E. coli without loss of its catalytic activity. In this study, we aimed to dimerize the truncated BChE mutant protein expressed in a prokaryotic system (E. coli) in order to further improve its thermal stability by introducing a pair of cross-subunit disulfide bonds to the BChE-M47 structure. Specifically, the E377C/A516C mutations were designed and introduced to BChE-M47, and the obtained new protein entity, denoted as BChE-M48, with a pair of cross-subunit disulfide bonds indeed exists as a dimer with significantly improved thermostability and unaltered catalytic activity and reactivity compared to BChE-M47. These results provide a new strategy for optimizing protein stability for production in a cost-efficient prokaryotic system. Our enzyme, BChE-M48, has a half-life of almost one week at a 37°C, suggesting that it could be utilized as a highly stable bioscavenger of OP insecticides and chemical warfare nerve agents.


Assuntos
Butirilcolinesterase/metabolismo , Engenharia de Proteínas/métodos , Butirilcolinesterase/genética , Substâncias para a Guerra Química/metabolismo , Dimerização , Estabilidade Enzimática , Escherichia coli/genética , Humanos , Inseticidas/metabolismo , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/metabolismo , Compostos Organofosforados/metabolismo
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J Nanobiotechnology ; 17(1): 79, 2019 Jul 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31277668

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Protein nanocages have emerged as popular nanocarriers for either drug delivery or biotemplates for the preparation of nanomaterials. However, only three interfaces, namely exterior surface, intersubunit and inner cavity, have been used as reaction sites for the above purposes with all known protein nanocages. On the other hand, how to control the site of Au NCs formed within a targeted protein template while maintaining the functionality of protein itself remains challenging. RESULTS: In this work, inspired by compartmentalization in living systems, we firstly come up with the conception of "intrasubunit interfaces", located within subunit of protein nanocage. We built a new, specific compartment for fabrication of gold nanoclusters by genetic modification of the inherent ferroxidase center located within four-α-helix bundle of each ferritin subunit. This newly built compartment not only realizes the site-directed synthesis of gold nanoclusters but also has no effect on the functionality of ferritin itself such as encapsulation by its inner cavity. These redesigned composites can be further applied as fluorescent imaging agent and carriers for preparation of hybrid nanomaterials. CONCLUSIONS: The designing strategy of intrasubunit interfaces opens a new way for future applications of cage-like proteins.


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Portadores de Fármacos/química , Ferritinas/química , Ouro/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Ferritinas/genética , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Mutação , Imagem Óptica
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; 52: e20180499, 2019 Jun 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31271618

RESUMO

INTRODUCTION: : Escherichia coli ranks among the most common sources of urinary tract infections (UTI). METHODS: Between November 2015 and August 2016, 90 isolates of E. coli were isolated from patients at Rize Education and Research Hospital in Turkey. Antibiotic susceptibility was determined for all isolates using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. These E. coli isolates were also screened for virulence genes, ß-lactamase coding genes, quinolone resistance genes, and class 1 integrons by PCR. RESULTS: With respect to the antibiotic resistance profile, imipenem and meropenem were effective against 98% and 90% of isolates, respectively. A high percentage of the isolates showed resistance against ß lactam/ß lactamase inhibitor combinations, quinolones, and cephalosporins. PCR results revealed that 63% (57/90) of the strains carried class 1 integrons. In addition, a high predominance of extended-spectrum ß-lactamases (ESBLs) was observed. The qnrA, qnrB, and qnrS genes were found in 24 (26.6%), 6 (6.6%), and 3 (3.3%), isolates, respectively. The most common virulence gene was fim (82.2%).The afa, hly, and cnf1 genes were detected in 16.6%, 16.6%, and 3.3% of isolates, respectively. Moreover, we observed eleven different virulence patterns in the 90 E. coli isolates. The most prevalent pattern was fim, while hly-fim, afa-aer-cnf-fim, aer-cnf, afa-aer, and afa-cnf-fim patterns were less common. CONCLUSIONS: Most of the E. coli virulence genes investigated in this study were observed in E. coli isolates from UTI patients. Virulence genes are very important for the establishment and maintenance of infection.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla , Infecções por Escherichia coli/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/patogenicidade , Infecções Urinárias/tratamento farmacológico , Fatores de Virulência/genética , Escherichia coli/isolamento & purificação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Quinolonas , Turquia , Infecções Urinárias/microbiologia , beta-Lactamases
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BMC Vet Res ; 15(1): 268, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31357996

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BACKGROUND: This study investigated changes over time in the epidemiology of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli within a single equine referral hospital in the UK. Faecal samples were collected from hospitalised horses in 2008 and 2017, processed using selective media and standard susceptibility laboratory methods. A novel real-time PCR with high resolution melt analysis was used to distinguish blaCTX-M-1 and blaCTX-M-15 within CTX-M-1 group. RESULTS: In 2008, 457 faecal samples from 103 horses were collected, with ESBL-producing E. coli identified in 131 samples (28.7, 95% CI 24.6-33.1). In 2017, 314 faecal samples were collected from 74 horses with ESBL-producing E. coli identified in 157 samples (50.0, 95% CI 44.5-55.5). There were 135 and 187 non-duplicate ESBL-producing isolates from 2008 and 2017, respectively. In 2008, 12.6% of isolates belonged to CTX-M-1 group, all carrying blaCTX-M-1, whilst in 2017, 94.1% of isolates were CTX-M-1 group positive and of these 39.2 and 60.8% of isolates carried blaCTX-M-1 and blaCTX-M-15, respectively. In addition, the prevalence of doxycycline, gentamicin and 3rd generation cephalosporin resistance increased significantly from 2008 to 2017 while a decreased prevalence of phenotypic resistance to potentiated sulphonamides was observed. CONCLUSIONS: The real-time PCR proved a reliable and high throughput method to distinguish between blaCTX-M-1 and blaCTX-M-15. Furthermore, its use in this study demonstrated the emergence of faecal carriage of CTX-M-15 in hospitalised horses, with an increase in prevalence of ESBL-producing E. coli as well as increased antimicrobial resistance to frequently used antimicrobials.


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Infecções por Escherichia coli/veterinária , Fezes/microbiologia , Doenças dos Cavalos/epidemiologia , Doenças dos Cavalos/microbiologia , beta-Lactamases/metabolismo , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Infecções por Escherichia coli/epidemiologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/microbiologia , Cavalos , Hospitais Veterinários/estatística & dados numéricos , Prevalência , Reino Unido/epidemiologia , beta-Lactamases/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8393-8401, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291721

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The ginsenoside 20-O-ß-glucopyranosyl-20(S)-protopanaxadiol or compound K is an essential ingredient in functional food, cosmetics, and traditional medicines. However, no study has reported the complete conversion of all protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides from ginseng extract into compound K using whole-cell conversion. To increase the production of compound K from ginseng extract using whole recombinant cells, the ß-glucosidase enzyme from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii was coexpressed with a chaperone expression system (pGro7), and the cells expressing the coexpression system were permeabilized with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. The permeabilized cells carrying the chaperone coexpression system showed a 2.6-fold increase in productivity and yield as compared with nontreated cells, and completely converted all PPD-type ginsenosides from ginseng root extract into compound K with the highest productivity among the results reported so far. Our results will contribute to the industrial biological production of compound K.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Firmicutes/enzimologia , Ginsenosídeos/metabolismo , Chaperonas Moleculares/genética , Sapogeninas/metabolismo , beta-Glucosidase/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Biotransformação , Escherichia coli/química , Firmicutes/genética , Engenharia Genética , Ginsenosídeos/química , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Panax/química , Sapogeninas/química , beta-Glucosidase/metabolismo
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Yi Chuan ; 41(6): 548-563, 2019 Jun 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257202

RESUMO

Gene structure and expression regulation mechanism are the research hotspots and focus of modern life sciences. The lac operon is a cluster of genes through which Escherichia coli catabolizes lactose. It was first proposed by F. Jacob and J. Monod, who were also awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965 for their contributions. Thereafter, the lac operon has become the classic teaching case of the gene regulation mechanism in microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, and been highly valued by teachers and students alike. Although the conclusion is easy to follow and memorize, its rich connotation and esoteric reasoning has rendered it difficult to understand, neither is it easy for teachers to fully exploit the advantages of this teaching case. Therefore it is necessary to have an in-depth understanding of the genetic structure and working principle of the lac operon, especially the scientific background and thinking process through which scientists revealed these mysteries. In this paper, the historical discovery and analysis process of the E. coli lac operon was reviewed by following their footprints, listening to their analysis of experimental results. Based on the DNA sequences, the reasons for several unusual phenomena of lac operon expression were also discussed to exemplify the teaching value of the classic cases in genetics and molecular biology.


Assuntos
Escherichia coli/genética , Genética/educação , Óperon Lac , Biologia Molecular/educação , Sequência de Bases , Lactose
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 115, 2019 Jul 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332542

RESUMO

Antibiotic and arsenic (As) contaminations are worldwide public health problems. Previously, the bacterial ABC-type efflux protein MacAB reportedly conferred resistance to macrolide-type antibiotics but not to other metal(loid)s. In this study, the roles of MacAB for the co-resistance of different antibiotics and several metal(loid)s were analyzed in Agrobacterium tumefaciens 5A, a strain resistant to arsenite [As(III)] and several types of antibiotics. The macA and macB genes were cotranscribed, and macB was deleted in A. tumefaciens 5A and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli AW3110 and E. coli S17-1. Compared to the wild-type strain 5A, the macB deletion strain reduced bacterial resistance levels to several macrolide-type and penicillin-type antibiotics but not to cephalosporin-type antibiotics. In addition, the macB deletion strain showed lower resistance to As(III) but not to arsenate [As(V)], antimonite [Sb(III)] and cadmium chloride [Cd(II)]. The mutant strain 5A-ΔmacB cells accumulated more As(III) than the cells of the wild-type. Furthermore, heterologous expression of MacAB in E. coli S17-1 showed that MacAB was essential for resistance to macrolide, several penicillin-type antibiotics and As(III) but not to As(V). Heterologous expression of MacAB in E. coli AW3110 reduced the cellular accumulation of As(III) but not of As(V), indicating that MacAB is responsible for the efflux of As(III). These results demonstrated that, in addition to macrolide-type antibiotics, MacAB also conferred resistance to penicillin-type antibiotics and As(III) by extruding them out of cells. This finding contributes to a better understanding of the bacterial resistance mechanisms of antibiotics and metal(loid)s.


Assuntos
Agrobacterium tumefaciens/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Agrobacterium tumefaciens/metabolismo , Arsenitos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Cefalosporinas/farmacologia , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Eritromicina/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Deleção de Genes , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Bacterianos , Penicilinas/farmacologia
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 52-60, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176413

RESUMO

The spread of extended-spectrum ß-lactamases (ESBLs) in Escherichia coli is a major public health issue and ESBL-producing bacteria are frequently reported in livestock. For the assessment of the role of the foodborne transmission pathway in Germany, detailed data on the prevalence and characteristics of isolates of food origin are necessary. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of cefotaxime resistant E. coli as well as ESBL/pAmpC-producing E. coli and their characteristics in foods in Germany. Out of 2256 food samples, the highest prevalence of cefotaxime resistant E. coli was observed in chicken meat (74.9%), followed by turkey meat (40.1%). Prevalence in beef, pork and minced meat was considerably lower (4.2-15.3%). Whereas 18.0% of the raw milk samples, collected at farm level were positive, this was true only for few cheese samples (1.3%). In one out of 399 vegetable samples a cefotaxime-resistant E. coli was isolated. ESBL resistance genes of the CTX-M-group (10.1% of all samples) were most frequently detected, followed by genes of the pAmpC (2.6%), SHV (2.0%) and TEM (0.8%) families. Distribution of ESBL/AmpC-encoding E. coli resistance genes and E. coli phylogroups was significantly different between the chicken related food samples and all other food items. Our study results reflect that consumers might get exposed to ESBL/pAmpC-producing E. coli through several food chains. These results together with those collected at primary production and in the human population in other studies will allow more detailed analysis of the foodborne pathways, considering transmission from livestock populations to food at retail and to consumers in Germany.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Escherichia coli/genética , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Carne/microbiologia , beta-Lactamases/genética , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/biossíntese , Cefotaxima/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/transmissão , Infecções por Escherichia coli/veterinária , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/biossíntese , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Alemanha , Gado/microbiologia , Aves Domésticas/microbiologia , Prevalência , Carne Vermelha/microbiologia , Verduras/microbiologia , beta-Lactamases/biossíntese
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 61-67, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176414

RESUMO

The incidence of infections with extended spectrum ß-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E) is increasing both in humans and animals. There is a paucity of data about the rate of faecal carriage of ESBL-E in pets. In this study, faecal swabs collected from 586 pets (225 cats; 361 dogs) in Auckland, New Zealand, were analysed for the presence of ESBL-E by culture, and a questionnaire was delivered to the owners. The ESBL-E were characterised and data elicited by the questionnaires were used for a multivariable analysis, to investigate the factors associated with faecal ESBL-E carriage. The prevalence of ESBL-E in faecal swabs was 6.4%. The ß-lactamase genes detected in the ESBL-E were the blaCTX-M-14 (n = 2) and blaCMY-2 (n = 34). Several isolates displayed multilocus sequence types (ST) associated with human and animal infections. Multiple isolates sharing the same ST displayed different antibiograms and ß-lactamase genes, reflecting horizontal gene transfer between and within ST. Variables independently associated with increased odds of ESBL-E carriage were: animal received systemic antimicrobial treatment in the six months before the sampling; presence of household members working in veterinary clinics; presence of household members travelling overseas in the six months before the sampling. We conclude that pets are colonised by ESBL-E which are genotypically similar to the bacteria found to infect humans and animals. The statistical analysis suggested a number of eco-epidemiological factors associated with ESBL-E carriage. In particular, they suggest veterinary clinics may represent hot-spots of antimicrobial resistance.


Assuntos
Portador Sadio/veterinária , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Infecções por Escherichia coli/veterinária , Escherichia coli/genética , Animais de Estimação/microbiologia , beta-Lactamases/genética , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Portador Sadio/epidemiologia , Gatos/microbiologia , Cães/microbiologia , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/epidemiologia , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Transferência Genética Horizontal , Genética Populacional , Genótipo , Hospitais Veterinários , Humanos , Masculino , Tipagem de Sequências Multilocus , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Prevalência , beta-Lactamases/biossíntese
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Nat Chem ; 11(7): 653-661, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31182822

RESUMO

Non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) are giant enzyme machines that activate amino acids in an assembly line fashion. As NRPSs are not restricted to the incorporation of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids, their efficient manipulation would enable microbial production of a diverse range of peptides; however, the structural requirements for reprogramming NRPSs to facilitate the production of new peptides are not clear. Here we describe a new fusion point inside the condensation domains of NRPSs that results in the development of the exchange unit condensation domain (XUC) concept, which enables the efficient production of peptides, even containing non-natural amino acids, in yields up to 280 mg l-1. This allows the generation of more specific NRPSs, reducing the number of unwanted peptide derivatives, but also the generation of peptide libraries. The XUC might therefore be suitable for the future optimization of peptide production and the identification of bioactive peptide derivatives for pharmaceutical and other applications.


Assuntos
Peptídeo Sintases/biossíntese , Engenharia de Proteínas/métodos , Aminoácidos/química , Bacillus/genética , Sequência de Bases , Escherichia coli/genética , Família Multigênica , Biblioteca de Peptídeos , Peptídeo Sintases/química , Peptídeo Sintases/genética , Photorhabdus/enzimologia , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Especificidade por Substrato , Xenorhabdus/genética
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