Shigella

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:49
Author(s): Zhongyang Yuan, Wei Yan, Chaoliang Wen, Jiangxia Zheng, Ning Yang, Congjiao SunABSTRACTEnterotypes are used to describe clusters of specific gut microbial community structures, but few reports exist on the identification of enterotypes in poultry. In addition, there is incomplete understanding on the role of the foregut microbiota in the digestion and absorption of nutrients in poultry...
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:49
Author(s): Michał Patrzałek, Maja Kosecka-Strojek, Klaudia Lisowska-Łysiak, Magdalena Trela, Mariusz Kot, Magdalena Gawlak, Dawid Liszka, Mieczysław Sajewicz, Barbara Tombarkiewicz, Krzysztof Pawlak, Jacek Międzobrodzki, Marcin W. LisAbstractThe spatial network structure of Dergall is based on substances nontoxic to humans and the environment which, when applied on solid surfaces, creates a...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 04:04
Author(s): Priyangi A Alwis, Puthayalai Treerat, Lan Gong, Deanna Deveson Lucas, Elizabeth M Allwood, Mark Prescott, Rodney J Devenish, Ben Adler, John D BoyceAbstractTwo-component signal transduction systems (TCSTS) are abundant among prokaryotes and regulate important functions, including drug resistance and virulence. The Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes the...
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Ila Anand, Wonyoung Choi, Ralph R IsbergIntravacuolar bacterial pathogens establish intracellular niches by constructing membrane-encompassed compartments. The vacuoles surrounding the bacteria are remarkably stable, facilitating microbial replication and preventing exposure to host cytoplasmically localized innate immune sensing mechanisms. To maintain integrity of the membrane...
Sat, 02/08/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Foteini F. Parlapani, Ilario Ferrocino, Sofia Michailidou, Anagnostis Argiriou, Serkos A. Haroutounian, Lambros Kokokiris, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Ioannis S. BoziarisAbstractBacterial communities and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) profile of deepwater rose shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris) stored at 0 °C (ice) and 4 °C were investigated using 16S amplicon based sequencing and Solid phase...
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Reza Roohi, Seyed Mohammad Bagher HashemiAbstractThe coupled 3D and transient form of heat and Maxwell's equations were solved to determine the temperature distribution within a carrot slice in the microwave cavity during pasteurization as a clean and energy saving process. To precisely simulate the turning of the sample, the dissipated thermal energy was applied to the carrot as a...
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 03:25
CTX-MSHVplasmid transferconjugationenteric pathogensantibiotic resistance gastroenteritis
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 03:29
Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella flexneri, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio cholerae, Clostridium botulinum type A, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens Alpha toxin, and Yersinia enterocolitica are 11 common foodborne pathogens. Traditional bacterial culture methods for detecting pathogens are time‐consuming and labor‐...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:35
by Jamie L. Burgess, Heather B. Case, R. Alan Burgess, Nicholas E. Dickenson Type three secretion systems (T3SS) are complex nano-machines that evolved to inject bacterial effector proteins directly into the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. Many high-priority human pathogens rely on one or more T3SSs to cause disease and evade host immune responses, underscoring the need to better understand the...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:35
by Tania Henríquez, Juan Carlos Salazar, Massimiliano Marvasi, Ajit Shah, Gino Corsini, Cecilia S. Toro In recent years, multidrug resistance of Shigella strains associated with genetic elements like pathogenicity islands, have become a public health problem. The Shigella resistance locus pathogenicity island (SRL PAI) of S. flexneri 2a harbors a 16Kbp region that contributes to the multidrug...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 04:06
Author(s): Ada Kazi, Che Muhammad Khairul Hisyam Ismail, Anthony Amy Amilda, Candy Chuah, Chiuan Herng Leow, Boon Huat Lim, Kirnpal Kaur Banga Singh, Chiuan Yee LeowAbstractShigellosis is one of the most common diseases found in the developing countries, especially those countries that are prone flood. The causative agent for this disease is the Shigella species. This organism is one of the third...
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:41
by Jilong Qin, Matthew Thomas Doyle, Elizabeth Ngoc Hoa Tran, Renato Morona Shigella species cause bacillary dysentery, especially among young individuals. Shigellae target the human colon for invasion; however, the initial adhesion mechanism is poorly understood. The Shigella surface protein IcsA, in addition to its role in actin-based motility, acts as a host cell adhesin through unknown...
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 03:34
ABSTRACT Two Shigella species, Shigella flexneri and Shigella sonnei, cause approximately 90% of bacterial dysentery worldwide. While S. flexneri is the dominant species in low-income countries, S. sonnei causes the majority of infections in middle- and high-income countries. S. flexneri is a prototypic cytosolic bacterium; once intracellular, it rapidly escapes the phagocytic vacuole and causes...
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 03:29
Reduced digestibility of foods containing oxidized proteins and the subsequent excessive accumulation of undigested components in the colon may cause changes in the intestinal flora composition. This study evaluates the characteristics of this change and the potential adverse effects on organisms. Methods and results Pork was cooked using sous‐vide or at high temperature and pressure (HTP), and...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 04:08
Human α-defensins are 3- to 5-kDa disulfide-bridged peptides with a multitude of antimicrobial activities and immunomodulatory functions. Recent studies show that human enteric α-defensin 5 (HD5), a host defense peptide important for intestinal homeostasis and innate immunity, aids the highly infectious enteropathogen Shigella in breaching the intestinal epithelium in vitro and in...
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:42
by Vincenzo Torraca, Myrsini Kaforou, Jayne Watson, Gina M. Duggan, Hazel Guerrero-Gutierrez, Sina Krokowski, Michael Hollinshead, Thomas B. Clarke, Rafal J. Mostowy, Gillian S. Tomlinson, Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu, Abigail Clements, Serge Mostowy Shigella flexneri is historically regarded as the primary agent of bacillary dysentery, yet the closely-related Shigella sonnei is replacing S. flexneri,...
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:30
The purpose of this study was to find out the mechanism of quinolone resistance in Shigella sp. isolated from environmental water samples from various parts of Kolkata, India. Out of 196 Shigella sp. isolated from 2014‐17, we selected 32 Shigella isolates for antimicrobial susceptibility tests. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for Quinolones ranged from 30 μg ml‐1 to 50 μg ml‐1 for...
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:28
In recent years, controlled human infection models (CHIMs) have become available for a range of infectious agents and have proved invaluable for understanding the disease process, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of immunity. CHIM studies have also contributed significantly to advancing development of a number of vaccines by providing an indication of vaccine efficacy. The Shigella CHIM has been...
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:28
The Shigella controlled human infection model (CHIM) is valuable for assessing candidate Shigella vaccine efficacy and potentially accelerating regulatory approval. The Shigella CHIM is currently being conducted at 3 sites in the United States using Shigella flexneri 2a strain 2457T and Shigella sonnei strain 53G. Shigellosis can present variably as watery diarrhea alone or with dysentery, and...
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:28
Moderate to severe diarrhea caused by Shigella is a global health concern due to its substantial contribution to morbidity and mortality in children aged <5 years in low- and middle-income countries. Although antibiotic treatment can be effective, emerging antimicrobial resistance, limited access, and cost affirm the role of vaccines as the most attractive countermeasure. Controlled human...
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:28
Shigella causes morbidity and mortality worldwide, primarily affecting young children living in low-resource settings. It is also of great concern due to increasing antibiotic resistance, and is a priority organism for the World Health Organization. A Shigella vaccine would decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with shigellosis, improve child health, and decrease the need for...
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 03:29
Growth behavior of Salmonella (A–E) and Shigella (F–J) in tomato–cucumber, modified tomato–cucumber, tahini tomato–cucumber, coleslaw, and toum sauce salads, respectively, stored for 5 days at 4, 10, and 24°C. Abstract This study evaluated the behavior of Salmonella and Shigella (5–6 log CFU/g) in tomato–cucumber (TC) salad without additives (control), TC with 1.0% lemon juice and 0.5% salt, TC...
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:26
M. Tobin-D’Angelo et al. Shigella commonly causes gastroenteritis but rarely spreads to the blood. During 2002–2012, we identified 11,262 Shigella infections through population-based active surveillance in Georgia; 72 (0.64%) were isolated from blood. Bacteremia was associated with age >18 years, black race, and S. flexneri. More than half of patients with bacteremia were HIV-infected.
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 03:25
Unabsorbed proteins reach the colon and are fermented by the microbiota, yielding a variety of harmful metabolites. In the present study, a 16S rRNA gene survey identified the bacterial taxa flourishing in 11 batch fermentations with proteins and peptones as the sole fermentable substrates, inoculated with the feces of six healthy adults. Organic acids, ammonia, and indole resulting from protein...
Fri, 11/15/2019 - 03:36
by Brian C. Russo, Jeffrey K. Duncan, Alexandra L. Wiscovitch, Austin C. Hachey, Marcia B. Goldberg Type 3 secretion systems (T3SSs) are conserved bacterial nanomachines that inject virulence proteins (effectors) into eukaryotic cells during infection. Due to their ability to inject heterologous proteins into human cells, these systems are being developed as therapeutic delivery devices. The T3SS...
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:36
ABSTRACT The Shigella species are Gram-negative, facultative intracellular pathogens that invade the colonic epithelium and cause significant diarrheal disease. Despite extensive research on the pathogen, a comprehensive understanding of how Shigella initiates contact with epithelial cells remains unknown. Shigella maintains many of the same Escherichia coli adherence gene operons; however, at...
Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:33
Author(s): Zhi-Xiang Dong, Huan-Yuan Li, Yi-Fei Chen, Feng Wang, Xian-Yu Deng, Lian-Bing Lin, Qi-Lin Zhang, Ji-Lian Li, Jun GuoAbstractThe role of the gut microbiome in animal health has become increasingly evident. Although the structure of the gut microbiome of A. mellifera is well known, little is known about the dynamic change across different developmental stages. In this study, we explored...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:29
The microbial population of kefir made from Korean kefir grain was profiled via next‐generation sequencing technology at the species level. Interestingly, Acetobacter fabarum was the second most predominent bacteria in kefir. We isolated Acetobacter fabarum DH1801 strain and revealed its potent and broad‐spectrum antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria. This could contribute to the...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:26
Shigellosis, caused by Shigella boydii type 1, is understudied and underreported. For 3 years, GEMS study identified 5.4% of all Shigella as S. boydii. We showed the prevalent serotypes of S. boydii in Bangladesh and phage-based diagnosis of S. boydii type 1, a rapid and low-cost approach. Previously typed 793 clinical S. boydii strains were used for serotype distribution. Twenty-eight...
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:26
Author(s): Esmeray Kuley, Mebrure Nüket Yavuzer, Emre Yavuzer, Mustafa Durmuş, Hatice Yazgan, Yekta Gezginç, Fatih Özogul The impact of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) and bitter melon (Momordica charantia L.) extracts on growth of fish spoilage bacteria (Acinetobacter lwoffii, Pseudomonas oryzihabitans, Enterobacter cloacae, Shigella spp., Morganella psychrotolerans, Photobacterium phosphoreum...
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 03:39
ABSTRACT Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common chronic lung condition in preterm infants that results in abnormal lung development and leads to considerable morbidity and mortality, making BPD one of the most common complications of preterm birth. We employed RNA sequencing and 16S rRNA gene sequencing to profile gene expression in blood and the composition of the fecal microbiota in...
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:33
The aim of this study was to explore the phytochemical composition, heavy metals analysis and the antibacterial activity of six medicinal plants i.e., Terminalia chebula Retz (fruits), Aegle marmelos L., (fruits), Curcuma longa L., (rhizomes), Syzygium aromaticum L., (flower buds), Piper nigrum L., (seeds), Cinnamomum cassia L., (barks) and its two remedial recipes (recipe 1 and 2) used against...
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 03:48
Enterobacteriaceae represent a diverse and medically important family of bacteria that are difficult to identify to the species level using the standard molecular method of 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Prior work has demonstrated the value of dnaJ gene sequence analysis in resolving different members of the family. However, existing protocols are not optimized for clinical use and exhibit several...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:35
Little is known regarding differences in the gut microbiomes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy cohorts in China. This study aimed to identify differences in the fecal microbiomes of 66 Chinese patients with RA and 60 healthy Chinese controls. The V3-V4 variable regions of bacterial 16S rRNA genes were sequenced with the Illumina system to define the bacterial composition. The...
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 03:47
Author(s): Katesaraporn Nuankeaw, Boonyanoot Chaiyosang, Thanapat Suebrasri, Somdej Kanokmedhakul, Saisaamorn Lumyong, Sophon BoonlueAbstractBioactive compounds of endophytic fungus Trichoderma polyalthiae were extracted from culture broth media. The crude extracts showed strong antimicrobial activity against human pathogens. Biologically active compounds were isolated and purified by...
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 03:34
Background In urban Australia, the burden of shigellosis is either in returning travelers from shigellosis-endemic regions or in men who have sex with men (MSM). Here, we combine genomic data with comprehensive epidemiological data on sexual exposure and travel to describe the spread of multidrug-resistant Shigella lineages. Methods A population-level study of all cultured Shigella isolates in...
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 03:29
Microcins are low-molecular-weight, ribosomally produced, highly stable, bacterial-inhibitory molecules involved in competitive, and amensalistic interactions between Enterobacteriaceae in the intestine. These interactions take place in a highly complex chemical landscape, the intestinal eco-active chemosphere, composed of chemical substances that positively or negatively influence bacterial...
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:40
by Jin Ling, Hong Wang, Gaomin Li, Zhen Feng, Yufei Song, Peng Wang, Hong Shao, Hu Zhou, Gang Chen Background Escherichia coli is currently unable to be reliably differentiated from Shigella species by routine matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis. In the present study, a reliable and rapid identification method was established for...
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:28
Dysentery is a major health threat that dramatically impacts childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Various pathogenic agents cause dysentery, such as Shigella spp. and Escherichia coli, which are very closely related if not identical species. Sensitive and precise detection and identification of the infectious agent is important to target the best therapeutic strategy, but...
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 03:22
The structure and diversity of microbial communities in the leaves of Cinnamomum camphora at different growth stages were studied by high-throughput sequencing. Moreover, the relationships between microbial communities and borneol content were analyzed in this paper. The results indicated that the community structure of endophytic bacteria in C. camphora exhibited temporal variations, with the...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:41
Colicin U is a protein produced by the bacterium Shigella boydii (serovars 1 and 8). It exerts antibacterial activity against strains of the enterobacterial genera Shigella and Escherichia. Here we report that colicin U forms voltage-dependent pores in planar lipid membranes; its single-pore conductance was found to be about 22 pS in 1M KCl, at pH 6 under 80 mV in asolectin bilayers. In agreement...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:22
Background The ability to identify bacterial pathogens that necessitate specific clinical management or public health action in children with acute gastroenteritis is crucial to patient care and public health. However, existing stool-testing guidelines offer inconsistent recommendations, and their performance characteristics are unknown. We evaluated 6 leading gastroenteritis guidelines (eg,...
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 03:36
The gut microbiome is critical in providing resistance against colonization by exogenous microorganisms. The mechanisms via which the gut microbiota provide colonization resistance (CR) have not been fully elucidated, but they include secretion of antimicrobial products, nutrient competition, support of gut barrier integrity, and bacteriophage deployment. However, bacterial enteric infections are...
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 03:40
Author(s): Zhenghua Huang, Hailong Peng, Yong Sun, Xuemei Zhu, Hua Zhang, Li Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Hua XiongAbstractThis study aimed to evaluate the beneficial effects of novel hydrolysates produced by limited enzymatic broken rice (HEBR) on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, and gut microbiota of weaned piglets. During the enzymatic hydrolysis, the primary component of HEBR was...
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 03:37
Author(s): Yu-Lin Lee, Min-Chi Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Wen-Chien Ko, Chi-Ying Lin, Ting-Shu Wu, Muh-Yong Yen, Lih-Shinn Wang, Chang-Pan Liu, Wen-Sen Lee, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Yao-Shen Chen, Fu-Der Wang, Shu-Hui Tseng, Chao-Nan Lin, Yu-Hui Chen, Wang-Huei ShengABSTRACTMulticentre surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility of clinically important Gram-negative...
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 03:36
Author(s): Byron Michael Berenger, Christina Ferrato, Linda ChuiAbstractTransport media are recommended to improve the sensitivity of fecal culture, but there are limited published data comparing bacterial viability in feces stored with or without transport media. In this study, recovery of bacteria from culture-positive feces after 7 days of storage was assessed under the following conditions:...
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 03:36
Author(s): Atsushi Hinenoya, Hidetoshi Ichimura, Noritomo Yasuda, Seiya Harada, Kazuhiro Yamada, Masahiro Suzuki, Yoshio Iijima, Akira Nagita, M. John Albert, Noritoshi Hatanaka, Sharda Prasad Awasthi, Shinji YamasakiAbstractMany Escherichia albertii isolates, an emerging pathogen of human and birds, might have been misidentified due to the difficulty of differentiating this bacterium from...

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