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Microb Cell Fact ; 18(1): 162, 2019 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31581942

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BACKGROUND: Efficient and convenient genome-editing toolkits can expedite genomic research and strain improvement for desirable phenotypes. Zymomonas mobilis is a highly efficient ethanol-producing bacterium with a small genome size and desirable industrial characteristics, which makes it a promising chassis for biorefinery and synthetic biology studies. While classical techniques for genetic manipulation are available for Z. mobilis, efficient genetic engineering toolkits enabling rapidly systematic and high-throughput genome editing in Z. mobilis are still lacking. RESULTS: Using Cas12a (Cpf1) from Francisella novicida, a recombinant strain with inducible cas12a expression for genome editing was constructed in Z. mobilis ZM4, which can be used to mediate RNA-guided DNA cleavage at targeted genomic loci. gRNAs were then designed targeting the replicons of native plasmids of ZM4 with about 100% curing efficiency for three native plasmids. In addition, CRISPR-Cas12a recombineering was used to promote gene deletion and insertion in one step efficiently and precisely with efficiency up to 90%. Combined with single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), CRISPR-Cas12a system was also applied to introduce minor nucleotide modification precisely into the genome with high fidelity. Furthermore, the CRISPR-Cas12a system was employed to introduce a heterologous lactate dehydrogenase into Z. mobilis with a recombinant lactate-producing strain constructed. CONCLUSIONS: This study applied CRISPR-Cas12a in Z. mobilis and established a genome editing tool for efficient and convenient genome engineering in Z. mobilis including plasmid curing, gene deletion and insertion, as well as nucleotide substitution, which can also be employed for metabolic engineering to help divert the carbon flux from ethanol production to other products such as lactate demonstrated in this work. The CRISPR-Cas12a system established in this study thus provides a versatile and powerful genome-editing tool in Z. mobilis for functional genomic research, strain improvement, as well as synthetic microbial chassis development for economic biochemical production.


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Edição de Genes/métodos , Genoma Bacteriano , Zymomonas/genética , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Endonucleases/metabolismo , Francisella/enzimologia , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , RNA Guia/genética , RNA Guia/metabolismo , Zymomonas/metabolismo
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Microb Cell Fact ; 18(1): 163, 2019 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31581944

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BACKGROUND: Sustainable production of microbial fatty acids derivatives has the potential to replace petroleum based equivalents in the chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Most fatty acid sources for production oleochemicals are currently plant derived. However, utilization of these crops are associated with land use change and food competition. Microbial oils could be an alternative source of fatty acids, which circumvents the issue with agricultural competition. RESULTS: In this study, we generated a chimeric microbial production system that features aspects of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic fatty acid biosynthetic pathways targeted towards the generation of long chain fatty acids. We redirected the type-II fatty acid biosynthetic pathway of Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) strain by incorporating two homologues of the beta-ketoacyl-[acyl carrier protein] synthase I and II from the chloroplastic fatty acid biosynthetic pathway of Arabidopsis thaliana. The microbial clones harboring the heterologous pathway yielded 292 mg/g and 220 mg/g DCW for KAS I and KAS II harboring plasmids respectively. Surprisingly, beta-ketoacyl synthases KASI/II isolated from A. thaliana showed compatibility with the FAB pathway in E. coli. CONCLUSION: The efficiency of the heterologous plant enzymes supersedes the overexpression of the native enzyme in the E. coli production system, which leads to cell death in fabF overexpression and fabB deletion mutants. The utilization of our plasmid based system would allow generation of plant like fatty acids in E. coli and their subsequent chemical or enzymatic conversion to high end oleochemical products.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Ácido Graxo Sintases/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos/biossíntese , Engenharia Metabólica , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/síntese química , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/genética , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/enzimologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/síntese química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Vias Biossintéticas , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Ácido Graxo Sintases/genética , Ácidos Graxos/química , Isoenzimas/síntese química , Isoenzimas/genética , Isoenzimas/metabolismo , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(7): 653-658, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537250

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Objective To produce rabbit polyclonal antibodies against human retinol-binding protein (RBP). Methods RBP cDNA was amplified by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and then the amplified products were inserted into prokaryotic expression vector pET-28a(+) to construct recombinant plasmid pET-28a(+)-RBP. The established plasmid was then transformed into E. coli. Isopropylthio-ß-D-thiogalactoside (IPTG) was used to induce the expression of recombinant protein His-RBP in E. coli. The expression products were identified by SDS-PAGE from different clones of E. coli to screen positive bacteria, followed by amplifying culture. His-RBP protein was purified from the expression products of positive clones. The purified recombinant His-RBP was used to immunize New Zealand white rabbits. Antisera were acquired after four times of booster immunization. The prepared purified polyclonal antibodies were identified by SDS-PAGE, ELISA and Western blotting. Results We successfully constructed the recombinant plasmid pET-28a(+)-RBP, and acquired recombinant protein His-RBP of high purity. ELISA showed that the antibody titer reached 1:512 000. Conclusion The rabbit polyclonal antibodies against human RBP have been successfully prepared.


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Anticorpos/metabolismo , Escherichia coli , Proteínas de Ligação ao Retinol/biossíntese , Animais , Western Blotting , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Vetores Genéticos , Humanos , Plasmídeos , Coelhos
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(9): 1650-1661, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559747

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Para-aminobenzoate (PABA) is an important chemical for organic synthesis and extensively used in pharmaceutical and dye industry. In recent years, PABA has received increasing attention as a potential component of high-strength polymer. In Escherichia coli, three genes of pabA, pabB and pabC are responsible for PABA production from chorismate in folate synthetic pathway. However, E. coli does not accumulate or accumulates very few amounts of PABA under normal growth condition. In this study, the tyrosine-producing E. coli TYR002 constructed previously was used as the starting strain for developing PABA-producing strain. First, the activity of bifunctional chorismate mutase/prephenate dehydrogenase TyrA in E. coli TYR002 was weakened to reduce the production of tyrosine. Then, three different constitutive promoters were used to regulate the expression of pabA, pabB and pabC in recombinant plasmid which was transformed into E. coli for improving PABA production. The shake-flask fermentation showed that the different combination of constitutive promoters significantly affected the production of PABA, and the highest shake-flask fermentation titer was 0.67 g/L. After further condition optimization, the engineered E. coli produced 6.4 g/L PABA under 5 L fed-batch fermentation. This study could be a good reference for improving microbial production of PABA.


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Escherichia coli , Ácido 4-Aminobenzoico , Plasmídeos
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(9): 1761-1770, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559757

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Seamless modification is a popular genomic manipulation technique in genetic engineering. Selection stringency of the counter-selection system determines the efficiency of the seamless modification. Recently, a novel counter-selection system, kil, was constructed. It is reported that the selection selectivity of kil is higher in host bacteria harboring plasmid pSim6 than that harboring pKD46, indicating that recombinants could be selected out more efficiently by combining kil counter-selection system and plasmid pSim6. In order to confirm this speculation, four different loci (lacI, dbpa, ack, glk) in Escherichia coli strains W3110, MG1655 and DH10B were selected for testing: dsDNA fragments of different sizes (500 bp, 1 000 bp, and 2 000 bp) were used to substitute tet/kil. As expected, recombination efficiency was higher in host bacteria harboring plasmid pSim6 than that harboring pKD46, and the results were more obvious with the length of dsDNA increasing. Specifically, recombination efficiency was 1.2 to 2 fold higher in pSim6 harboring bacteria than in pKD46 harboring bacteria when dsDNA fragments were 1 000 bp in length. With the length of dsDNA increasing up to 2 000 bp, the gap increased to 2.2-5 fold. In conclusion, it is easier to perform seamless modification by combining kil counter-selection system and plasmid pSim6 than combining kil and pKD46. An alternative tool in genomic engineering is provided in this study.


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Engenharia Genética , Escherichia coli , Proteínas de Escherichia coli , Plasmídeos , Recombinação Genética
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; 52: e20190237, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31508785

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INTRODUCTION: The increased use of colistin against infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa has resulted in colistin resistance. The purpose of this study was to detect plasmid-mediated mcr-1 gene in colistin-resistant A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa isolates. METHODS: A total of 146 clinical isolates of A. baumannii (n = 62) and P. aeruginosa (n = 84) were collected from the four largest tertiary care hospitals in Peshawar, Pakistan. All bacterial isolates were phenotypically screened for multidrug resistance using the Kirby-Baur disc diffusion method. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of colistin in all isolates was phenotypically performed using dilution methods. mcr-1 gene was detected through polymerase chain reaction and the nucleotide sequence of amplicon was determined using Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: Approximately 96.7% A. baumannii and 83.3% P. aeruginosa isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics. Colistin resistance was found in 9.6% (6/62) of A. baumannii and 11.9% (10/84) of P. aeruginosa isolates. Among 16 colistin resistant isolates, the mcr-1 gene was detected in one A. baumannii (1.61% of total isolates; 16.6% of colistin resistant isolates) and one P. aeruginosa strain (1.19% of total isolates; 10% of colistin resistant isolates). Nucleotide BLAST showed 98-99% sequence similarity to sequences of the mcr-1 gene in GenBank. CONCLUSIONS: Our study reports, for the first time, the emergence of plasmid-mediated mcr-1-encoded colistin resistance in multidrug resistant strains of A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa. Further large scales studies are recommended to investigate the prevalence of this mode of resistance in these highly pathogenic bacteria.


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Infecções por Acinetobacter/microbiologia , Acinetobacter baumannii/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Infecções por Pseudomonas/microbiologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/genética , Acinetobacter baumannii/efeitos dos fármacos , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Paquistão , Plasmídeos/genética , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos dos fármacos
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Sci Total Environ ; 692: 1155-1164, 2019 Nov 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31539947

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Antibiotic resistance is a global problem. In India poor waste management and inadequate sanitary are key factors which encourage the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. Microbial biodiversity serves as an invaluable source for diverse types of bioactive compounds that encompass most of the pharmaceuticals to date. Therefore, in this study, we used the metagenomic approach for the surveillance of antibiotic resistance genes, drug resistant microbes and mobile-genetic elements in two activated sludge metagenome samples collected from Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. Proteobacteria were found to be the most abundant bacteria among the metagenome analyzed. Twenty-four genes conferring resistance to antibiotics and heavy metals were found. Multidrug resistant "ESKAPE pathogens" were also abundant in the sludge metagenome. Mobile genetic elements like IncP-1 plasmid pKJK5, IncP-1beta multi resistance plasmid and pB8 were also noticed in the higher abundance. These plasmids play an important role in the spread of antibiotic resistance by the horizontal gene transfer. Statistical analysis of both metagenome using STAMP software confirmed presence of mobile genetic elements such as gene transfer agents, phages, Prophages etc. which also play important role in the dissemination of antibiotic resistant genes.


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Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/genética , Metagenoma , Esgotos/microbiologia , Bactérias , Transferência Genética Horizontal , Índia , Metagenômica , Plasmídeos
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Acta Virol ; 63(3): 301-308, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31507196

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Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) causes great economic loss to swine industry worldwide. Vaccination is an important method to control the TGEV infection. In this study, a TGEV oral vaccine was generated by transferring a eukaryotic expression recombinant plasmid carrying the SAD (A and D antigenic sites of the S protein) epitope of TGEV into a swine-origin Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus). In orally immunized BALB/c mice, the TGEV L. acidophilus oral vaccine induced significantly higher level of SIgA antibodies specific to TGEV compared with the mice immunized with a commercial inactivated TGEV vaccine and similar levels of IgG specific to TGEV as the inactivated vaccine. Furthermore, the TGEV L. acidophilus oral vaccine induced higher levels of IFN-γ, which suggested that the vaccine was able to induce immune response. In brief, this novel TGEV L. acidophilus oral vaccine could induce high levels of both mucosal and humoral immune responses, which has a potential to be used in the pig industries in the future. Keywords: transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV); live L. acidophilus oral vaccine; SIgA antibody; IgG antibody; IFN-γ; IL-4.


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Anticorpos Antivirais , Epitopos , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível , Lactobacillus acidophilus , Vírus da Gastroenterite Transmissível , Vacinas Virais , Administração Oral , Animais , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Epitopos/genética , Epitopos/imunologia , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/imunologia , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/patologia , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Lactobacillus acidophilus/genética , Lactobacillus acidophilus/virologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Plasmídeos/genética , Suínos , Proteínas Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Mol Biol (Mosk) ; 53(4): 600-612, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31397434

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A new plasmid, pSM22, was isolated from Serratia marcescens and sequenced. Its 43 190-bp sequence with an average GC-content of 58% contains 31 open reading frames (ORFs) which form replication, conjugation, stability, and adaptive modules. The replication module includes a site of initiation of leading-strand synthesis in plasmid replication, a replication termination site (terC), the rep A (=repA1) and repA4 genes, and the copA sequence, which codes for an antisense RNA (asRNA). These structures are functionally integrated in an FII replicon (incompatibility group IncFII). Based on the significant differences between the FII replicon and the canonical sequences of the R plasmids R1 and NR1 (=R100=R222), pSM22 was assigned to a new subtype. The conjugation module includes 13 genes with a high identity to the genes responsible for conjugation of the F plasmid. A comparative genomic analysis showed that the conjugation modules of pSM22 and F are structurally similar. By the conjugation system and the presence of three conserved motifs in relaxase (TraI), pSM22 belongs to the F12 clade of the MOBF type. The stability module includes the resD and parA genes, which are responsible for the resolution of multimeric plasmid forms and their subsequent segregation between daughter cells. The adaptive module contains the microcin H47 (MccH47) secretion/processing and UV resistance genes. The mosaic structure of pSM22 and reductive evolution of its modules suggest high genomic plasticity for the genus Serratia. An analysis of the architecture of the pSM22 modules clarifies the evolutionary relationships among IncF/MOBF12 group plasmids in bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae and opens a novel avenue for further comparative genomic studies of Serratia plasmids.


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Evolução Molecular , Genômica , Plasmídeos/classificação , Plasmídeos/genética , Replicação do DNA , Genes Bacterianos , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Replicon/genética , Serratia marcescens/genética
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 134, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432266

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Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are zoonotic pathogens and may induce severe diarrheagenic diseases in humans and other animals. Non-O157 STEC have been emerging as important pathogens causing outbreaks worldwide. Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials has become a global public health problem, which involves different ecological spheres, including animals. This study aimed to characterize the resistance to antimicrobials, plasmids and virulence, as well as the serotypes and phylogenetic groups in E. coli isolated from sheep in Brazil. A total of 57 isolates were obtained and showed different antimicrobial resistance profiles. Nineteen isolates presented acquired antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) (blaCTX-M-Gp9, qnrB, qnrS, oqxB, oqxA, tetA, tetB, tetC, sul1 and sul2) and plasmid families (F, FIA, FIB, I1, K, HI1 and ColE-like). The stx1, stx2 and ehxA virulence genes were detected by PCR, being 50 isolates (87.7%) classified as STEC. A great diversity of serotypes was detected, being O176:HNM the most predominant. Phylogenetic group E was the most prevalent, followed by B1, A and B2. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the world of blaCTX-M-Gp9 (O75, O114, O100, O128ac and O176 serogroups), qnrB and oqxB genes in non-O157 STEC in healthy sheep. The results obtained in the present study call attention to the monitoring of antimicrobial-resistant non-O157 STEC harboring acquired ARGs worldwide and indicate a zoonotic risk due to the profile of virulence, resistance and serotype found.


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Infecções por Escherichia coli/veterinária , Fezes/microbiologia , Doenças dos Ovinos/microbiologia , Escherichia coli Shiga Toxigênica/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Brasil , Infecções por Escherichia coli/microbiologia , Genes Bacterianos , Variação Genética , Genótipo , Técnicas de Genotipagem , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Filogenia , Plasmídeos/análise , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Sorogrupo , Ovinos , Escherichia coli Shiga Toxigênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli Shiga Toxigênica/genética , Escherichia coli Shiga Toxigênica/patogenicidade , Fatores de Virulência/genética
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Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol ; 68(2): 99-102, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31398983

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The increasing incidence of multiresistant bacterial strains is currently a serious health concern. These pathogens are often the cause of nosocomial infections with limited treatment options and high fatality rates. A case report is presented of an uncommon detection of four different species (Citrobacter freundii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Morganella morganii) producing the same type of carbapenemase, KPC-2, in a female patient during her complicated long-term hospital stay. Resistance was probably spread to other species by horizontal transmission of plasmids carrying the blaKPC-2 genes. The implementation of strict anti-epidemic measures prevented further spread of these carbapenem-resistant bacteria.


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Antibacterianos , Bactérias , Infecções Bacterianas , Infecção Hospitalar , beta-Lactamases , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/enzimologia , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Coinfecção/microbiologia , Infecção Hospitalar/microbiologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Feminino , Transferência Genética Horizontal , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Plasmídeos/genética , beta-Lactamases/genética
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Microbiol Res ; 228: 126307, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31422229

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Bacterial plasmids carry genes that code for additional traits such as osmoregulation, CO2 fixation, antibiotic and heavy metal resistance, root nodulation and nitrogen fixation. The main objective of the current study was to identify plasmid-conferring osmoregulatory genes in bacteria isolated from rhizospheric and non-rhizospheric soils of halophytes (Salsola stocksii and Atriplex amnicola). More than 55% of halophilic bacteria from the rhizosphere and 70% from non-rhizospheric soils were able to grow at 3 M salt concentrations. All the strains showed optimum growth at 1.5-3.0 M NaCl. Bacterial strains from the Salsola rhizosphere showed maximum (31%) plasmid elimination during curing experiments as compared to bacterial strains from the Atriplex rhizosphere and non-rhizospheric soils. Two plasmid cured strains Bacillus HL2HP6 and Oceanobacillus HL2RP7 lost their ability to grow in halophilic medium, but they grew well on LB medium. The plasmid cured strains also showed a change in sensitivity to specific antibiotics. These plasmids were isolated and transformed into E. coli strains and growth response of wild-type and transformed E. coli strains was compared at 1.5-4 M NaCl concentrations. Chromosomal DNA and plasmids from Bacillus filamentosus HL2HP6 were sequenced by using high throughput sequencing approach. Results of functional analysis of plasmid sequences showed different proteins and enzymes involved in osmoregulation of bacteria, such as trehalose, ectoine synthetase, porins, proline, alanine, inorganic ion transporters, dehydrogenases and peptidases. Our results suggested that plasmid conferring osmoregulatory genes play a vital role to maintain internal osmotic balance of bacterial cells and these genes can be used to develop salt tolerant transgenic crops.


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Bactérias/genética , Osmorregulação/genética , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/isolamento & purificação , Rizosfera , Tolerância ao Sal/genética , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/microbiologia , Alanina/metabolismo , Diamino Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Atriplex/microbiologia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Transferência Genética Horizontal , Oxirredutases , Peptídeo Hidrolases , Filogenia , Porinas/metabolismo , Prolina/metabolismo , Cloreto de Sódio , Solo , Microbiologia do Solo , Trealose/metabolismo
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(10): 1048-1055, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433200

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DNA condensed agents can improve the transfection efficiency of the cationic liposome delivery system. However, various condensed agents have distinct transfection efficiency and cellular cytotoxicity. The object of this study was to screen the optimal agents with the high transfection efficiency and low cytotoxicity from four polymer compressive materials, polyethylenimine (PEI), chitosan, poly-l-lysine (PLL), and spermidine. DNA was precompressed with these four agents and then combined to cationic liposomes. Subsequently, the entrapment and transfection efficiency of the obtained complexes were investigated. Finally, the particle sizes, cytotoxicity, and endocytosis fashion of these copolymers (Lipo-PEI, Lipo-chitosan, Lipo-PLL, and Lipo-spermidine) were examined. It was found that these four copolymers had significantly lower cytotoxicity and higher transfection efficiency (45.5%, 42.4%, 36.8%, and 47.4%, respectively) than those in the control groups. The transfection efficiency of Lipo-PEI and Lipo-spermidine copolymers were better than the other two copolymers. In 293T cells, nystatin significantly inhibited the transfection efficiency of Lipo-PEI-DNA and Lipo-spermidine-DNA (51.88% and 46.05%, respectively), which suggest that the endocytosis pathway of Lipo-spermidine and Lipo-PEI copolymers was probably caveolin dependent. Our study indicated that these dual-degradable copolymers especially liposome-spermidine copolymer could be used as the potential biocompatible gene delivery carriers.


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Quitosana/química , Lipossomos/química , Polietilenoimina/química , Polilisina/química , Espermidina/química , Transfecção/métodos , Cátions , Caveolina 1/genética , Caveolina 1/metabolismo , Quitosana/metabolismo , Colesterol/química , Colesterol/metabolismo , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Endocitose/genética , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/química , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lipossomos/metabolismo , Nistatina/farmacologia , Tamanho da Partícula , Plasmídeos/química , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Polietilenoimina/metabolismo , Polilisina/metabolismo , Compostos de Amônio Quaternário/química , Compostos de Amônio Quaternário/metabolismo , Espermidina/metabolismo
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Chemistry ; 25(56): 12916-12919, 2019 Oct 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31397017

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Inorganic cells bearing calcium silicate membranes were prepared and resembled closed chemical gardens. It was demonstrated that these inorganic cells can successfully be loaded with natural products, proteins and plasmid DNA, and their cargo can be released in a controlled manner. These cells demonstrated the ability of chemical gardens to act as platforms for the sustained delivery of biomolecules and are expected to introduce chemical gardens in the field of biosciences.


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Portadores de Fármacos/química , Animais , Compostos de Cálcio/química , Bovinos , Plasmídeos/química , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Rutina/química , Rutina/metabolismo , Soroalbumina Bovina/química , Soroalbumina Bovina/metabolismo , Silicatos/química
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BMC Genomics ; 20(Suppl 7): 536, 2019 Jul 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291895

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BACKGROUND: Massively parallel reporter assays (MPRAs) enable high-throughput functional evaluation of various DNA regulatory elements and their mutant variants. The assays are based on construction of highly diverse plasmid libraries containing two variable fragments, a region of interest (a sequence under study; ROI) and a barcode (BC) used to uniquely tag each ROI, which are separated by a constant spacer sequence. The sequences of BC-ROI combinations present in the libraries may be either known a priori or not. In the latter case, it is necessary to identify these combinations before performing functional experiments. Typically, this is done by PCR amplification of the BC-ROI regions with flanking primers, followed by next-generation sequencing (NGS) of the products. However, chimeric DNA molecules formed on templates with identical spacer fragment during the amplification process may substantially hamper the identification of genuine BC-ROI combinations, and as a result lower the performance of the assays. RESULTS: To identify settings that minimize formation of chimeric products we tested a number of PCR amplification parameters, such as conventional and emulsion types of PCR, one- or two-round amplification strategies, amount of DNA template, number of PCR cycles, and the duration of the extension step. Using specific MPRA libraries as templates, we found that the two-round amplification of the BC-ROI regions with a very low initial template amount, an elongated extension step, and a specific number of PCR cycles result in as low as 0.30 and 0.32% of chimeric products for emulsion and conventional PCR approaches, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: We have identified PCR parameters that ensure synthesis of specific (non-chimeric) products from highly diverse MPRA plasmid libraries. In addition, we found that there is a negligible difference in performance of emulsion and conventional PCR approaches performed with the identified settings.


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DNA/genética , Biblioteca Gênica , Plasmídeos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Primers do DNA , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Moldes Genéticos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2948, 2019 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270316

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CRISPR-Cas systems inherently multiplex through CRISPR arrays-whether to defend against different invaders or mediate multi-target editing, regulation, imaging, or sensing. However, arrays remain difficult to generate due to their reoccurring repeat sequences. Here, we report a modular, one-pot scheme called CRATES to construct CRISPR arrays and array libraries. CRATES allows assembly of repeat-spacer subunits using defined assembly junctions within the trimmed portion of spacers. Using CRATES, we construct arrays for the single-effector nucleases Cas9, Cas12a, and Cas13a that mediated multiplexed DNA/RNA cleavage and gene regulation in cell-free systems, bacteria, and yeast. CRATES further allows the one-pot construction of array libraries and composite arrays utilized by multiple Cas nucleases. Finally, array characterization reveals processing of extraneous CRISPR RNAs from Cas12a terminal repeats and sequence- and context-dependent loss of RNA-directed nuclease activity via global RNA structure formation. CRATES thus can facilitate diverse multiplexing applications and help identify factors impacting crRNA biogenesis.


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Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas/genética , Biblioteca Gênica , Técnicas Genéticas , RNA/biossíntese , Sequência de Bases , Proteínas Associadas a CRISPR/metabolismo , DNA/genética , Endonucleases/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(6): 557-562, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292061

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Objective To construct a random mutagenesis library of 3E1D7, a chimerical antibody against c-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (c-Met), using mammalian cell surface display. Methods Antibody genes with randomly mutated complementarity-determining region 3 (CDR3) part were inserted into the mammalian expression plasmid pSZI-CD to construct the random mutagenesis library using double enzyme digestion. Reconstructed plasmids were then cloned into CHO cells by transfection. The expression level of antibodies on the surface of CHO cells was checked by C6 PLUS flow cytometry. Results 3E1D7 random mutagenesis library was successfully constructed with a volume of 5.52×106 in diversity on gene level. Sequence analysis showed that all 20 clones randomly picked from the library coded for 20 different mutated amino acid sequences in open reading frames. After transfection, the expression of full-length antibodies on CHO cell surfaces could be detected by flow cytometry. Conclusion A random mutagenesis library of a certain anti-c-Met antibody has been successfully constructed with an exhibitable diversity of 5.52×106, which would be a useful platform for further screening of therapeutic antibodies.


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Biblioteca Gênica , Vetores Genéticos , Mutagênese , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Anticorpos/química , Cricetinae , Cricetulus , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Plasmídeos/genética , Transfecção
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J Med Microbiol ; 68(9): 1330-1340, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347999

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Purpose. This study aimed to characterize 27 Escherichia coli isolates obtained from peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis that occurred at the University Hospital of Botucatu Medical School, Brazil, between 1997 and 2015.Methodology. These isolates were characterized regarding the occurrence of 22 virulence factor-encoding genes, antimicrobial resistance and biofilm production. We then evaluated whether these factors influenced the clinical outcome.Results. Over an 18-year period, 726 episodes of PD-related peritonitis were diagnosed, with 27 of them (3.7 %) being due to E. coli. The majority of the isolates were classified in phylogroups B1 (33.3 %), B2 (30.0 %) or F (18.0 %). fimH (100.0 %), ompT (66.7 %) and irp2 (51.9 %) were the most prevalent genes, while papA, papC, iha, sat, irp2, iucD, ireA, ibe10, ompT and kpsMTII were significantly more prevalent among isolates belonging to phylogroups B2 and F (P<0.05). Non-susceptibility to quinolones was detected in six isolates, which harboured chromosomal and/or plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance determinants, while two CTX-M extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing E. coli were identified. Virulence factor-encoding genes (alone or in combination) and antimicrobial resistance were not associated with non-resolution outcomes. However, there was a trend for the ability to produce biofilm to be associated with treatment failure, although this association was not statistically significant.Conclusion. The E. coli isolates were heterogeneous in terms of the features investigated, and were susceptible to most of the antimicrobial drugs tested, despite the unsuccessful treatment observed in more than 50.0 % of the patients. Studies including more cases could help to clarify if biofilm production can influence the outcome in patients with PD-related peritonitis.


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Infecções por Escherichia coli/microbiologia , Escherichia coli/isolamento & purificação , Diálise Peritoneal/efeitos adversos , Peritonite/microbiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Biofilmes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Variação Biológica da População , Brasil/epidemiologia , Criança , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/patogenicidade , Infecções por Escherichia coli/epidemiologia , Variação Genética , Técnicas de Genotipagem , Hospitais Universitários , Humanos , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peritonite/epidemiologia , Filogenia , Plasmídeos/análise , Fatores de Virulência/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Vet Microbiol ; 235: 143-150, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31282372

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Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is one of the major pathogens that bring about reproductive failure of pregnant sows. However, the study of the pathogenesis mechanism is circumscribed due to the lack of efficient genetic manipulation method. Infectious clone is a powerful tool for further studying the genetic mechanisms of PPV. In the present study, the gene fragment (157-4812) of PPV was amplified by PPV China isolate strain as a template, and PPV DNA fragments (1-182) forming Y-structure within in 5' end and (4788-5074) forming U-structure in 3' end were synthesized. And then, the above three fragments were inserted into plasmid pKQLL to congregate a PPV full-length recombinant plasmid by means of In-Fusion cloning technology. After the successful sequencing identification of the recombinant plasmid, the EcoR I restriction site was brought out as a genetic marker by nonsense mutation (A3058 T) to produce plasmid Y-PPV, which was transfected into PK-15 cells for rescue of virus. The rescued viral particles were observed under transmission electron microscopy, and the sequencing analysis showed that Y-PPV could stably carry the genetic marker. It could be seen that Y-PPV has similar replicate capability and pathogenicity as the wild-type parental PPV strain by cellular and animal experiments. These results confirmed that Y-PPV maintain similar biological characteristics with wild-type parental PPV strain. Infectious clone could be a valuable tool for studying the individual genes of PPV and applications in gene deletion or live vector vaccines.


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Genoma Viral , Parvovirus Suíno/genética , Parvovirus Suíno/patogenicidade , Animais , Linhagem Celular , China , Clonagem Molecular , Marcadores Genéticos , Vetores Genéticos , Rim/citologia , Rim/virologia , Plasmídeos/genética , Suínos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4353-4366, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31354265

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Purpose: Gene therapy has become a promising remedy to treat disease by modifying the person's genes. The therapeutic potential of related tools such as CRISPR-Cas9 depends on the efficiency of delivery to the targeted cells. Numerous transfection reagents have been designed and lots of efforts have been devoted to develop carriers for this purpose. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to develop novel cholesterol-rich lipid-based nanoparticles to enhance transfection efficiency and serum stability. Materials and methods: We constructed two-, three- and four-component cationic liposomes (CLs) to evaluate the combined effect of cholesterol domain and DOPE (dioleoyl phosphatidylethanolamine), a fusogenic lipid, and the PEG (polyethylene glycol) moiety location inside or outside of the cholesterol domain on transfection efficiency and other properties of the particle. Lipoplex formation and pDNA (plasmid DNA) entrapment were assessed by gel retardation assay at different N/P ratios (3, 5, 7). Physicochemical characteristics, cytotoxicity, serum stability and endosomal escape capability of the lipoplexes were studied and transfection potential was measured by firefly luciferase assay. Next, HEK293 cell line stably expressing GFP was utilized to demonstrate the editing of a reporter through Cas9 and sgRNA plasmids delivery by the selected CL formula, which showed the highest transfection efficiency. Results: Among the designed CLs, the four-component formula [DOTAP (1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammoniumpropane)/DOPE/cholesterol/Chol-PEG (cholesterol-polyethylene glycol)] showed the highest rate of transfection at N/P 3. Finally, transfection of Cas9/sgRNA by this formulation at N/P 3 resulted in 39% gene-editing efficiency to knockout GFP reporter. The results also show that this CL with no cytotoxicity effect can totally protect the plasmids from enzymatic degradation in serum. Conclusion: The novel PEGylated cholesterol domain lipoplex providing serum stability, higher transfection efficiency and endosomal release can be used for in vivo Cas9/sgRNA delivery and other future gene-therapy applications.


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Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/metabolismo , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Colesterol/química , Edição de Genes , Nanopartículas/química , Transfecção/métodos , Cátions/química , Morte Celular , Colesterol/análogos & derivados , Ensaio de Desvio de Mobilidade Eletroforética , Endossomos/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/química , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lipossomos/química , Tamanho da Partícula , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/química , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Compostos de Amônio Quaternário/química , RNA Guia/metabolismo , Eletricidade Estática
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