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Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) was used to analyze the pleiotropic effects of a deficiency in DsbA, a periplasmic disulfide-bond oxidoreductase, in Salmonella typhi. With this aim, the dsbA gene was cloned and assayed for activity in a dsbA-null mutant of Escherichia coli. A dsbA/chloramphenicol acetylase construct was then used to disrupt the wild-type gene of S. typhi. The resultant dsbA-null mutant of S. typhi, like the E. coli mutant, exhibited a lack of flagellation and of glucose-1-phosphatase activity. Periplasmic extracts from the parental and mutant strains were analyzed by 2-DE using standard denaturing and nondenaturing conditions. Differences in protein expression were more marked in nondenaturing conditions. Ninety-nine protein spots were analyzed by peptide mass fingerprinting, and 65 spots were identified by searching a S. typhi database. Twenty-five spots were exclusively detected in the wild-type strain, 10 were found only in the mutant strain, and 21 were common to both strains. We observed a lack of DsbA, glucose-1-phosphatase and flagellin in the dsbA-null mutant, which explains two of the observed phenotypes. The AI-2 autoinducer-producing protein LuxS, which is involved in quorum-sensing signalling was also absent.
A Total of 400 slaughtered goats which were inspected by veterinary health officers and approved for human consumption were sampled from Huruma and Kiserian abattoir. Goat carcass swabs were collected by passing each swab tissue on four parts of the carcass mainly neck, right and left forelimbs, right and left hind limbs, and brisket.
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Recent studies have shown that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) activate heat shock transcription factor (HSF1) from a latent cytoplasmic form to a nuclear, DNA binding state. As HSF1 can function as both an activator of heat shock genes and a repressor of non-heat shock genes such as IL1B and c- fos, we have examined the potential role of HSF1 in the effects of NSAIDs on gene expression in a human monocytic cell line THP-1. We found that two members of the NSAIDs, sodium salicylate and sulindac repress the IL1B promoter to similar degree to heat shock or HSF1 overexpression. In addition, sodium salicylate and additional NSAIDs used at concentrations that activate HSF1 also inhibited the expression of other monocytic genes (TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, ICAM-1) activated by exposure to a pro-inflammatory stimulus (lipopolysaccharide, LPS). At least in the case of the IL1B promoter, repression did not seem to involve another factor whose activity is affected by the NSAIDs, NFkappaB as the IL1B promoter fragment used in our studies is not NFkappaB responsive and binds specifically to HSF1. Exposure to NSAIDs had a complex effect on HSP gene expression and while sulindac activated the stress responsive HSP70B promoter, sodium salicylate did not. In addition, only a subset of the NSAIDs induced HSP70 mRNA species. These findings reflect the properties of HSF1 which can be activated to at least two DNA binding forms only one of which activates heat shock promoters and suggest that individual NSAID family members may differentially induce one or other of these forms. Overall therefore, exposure to NSAIDs leads to a profound switch in gene expression in monocytic cells, with suppression of genes involved in macrophage activation and induction of stress genes and HSF1 appears to play a regulatory role in these effects.
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Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are unusual etiologic agents of bacterial meningitis and pose significant therapeutic difficulties. We report the first confirmed case of nosocomial vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium meningitis in Turkey. The patient was treated with chloramphenicol and cerebrospinal fluid cultures became negative, but clinical success was not achieved. We also review the previously reported cases of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium meningitis.
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In Jurkat cells, GRP, either singly or combined with dGAF, elevated the activity of wild type dGAGA-containing ftz promoter dose-dependently in certain range. However, when the level of GRP was excessively high, it reduced or even fully inhibited the promoter activity of the ftz gene. On the contrary, either GRP or dGAF could not activate the ftz promoter with mutant GAGA. EMSA profile showed a specific band composed of the GAGA element and its binding proteins from Jurkat cells.
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Anaerobes have been involved in many different types of urinary tract infection. This review describes the microbiology, diagnosis and management of urinary tract and genito-urinary suppurative infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. The types of infections of the urinary tract in which anaerobes have been involved include para- or periurethral cellulitis or abscess, acute and chronic urethritis, cystitis, acute and chronic prostatitis, prostatic and scrotal abscesses, periprostatic phlegmon, ureteritis, periureteritis, pyelitis, pyelonephritis, renal abscess, scrotal gangrene, metastatic renal infection pyonephrosis, perinephric abscess, retroperitoneal abscess and other infections. The anaerobes recovered in these studies were Gram-negative bacilli (including Bacteroides fragilis and pigmented Prevotella and Porphyromonas sp.), Clostridium sp., anaerobic Gram-positive cocci and Actinomyces sp. In many cases, they were recovered mixed with coliforms or streptococci. The recovery of anaerobes requires the administration of antimicrobial therapy that is effective against these organisms. These antimicrobials include metronidazole, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, a carbapenem, cefoxitin and the combination of a penicillin and a beta-lactamase inhibitor. Percutaneous drainage, open surgical drainage or nephectomy might be indicated for abscesses.
Glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3beta) is a proline-directed kinase that forms part of the wingless signaling pathway. Recent studies have shown that GSK-3beta phosphorylates the microtubule-associated protein tau in vitro and in cell culture. Tau is the principal component of the paired helical filaments (PHFs) found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer disease, and PHF-tau is hyperphosphorylated. GSK-3beta is therefore one of the candidate kinases for phosphorylating tau in Alzheimer disease. GSK-3beta activity is negatively regulated by phosphorylation on serine 9 and positively regulated by phosphorylation on tyrosine 216. However, since overexpression of GSK-3beta by transfection leads to increased activity in the absence of any stimuli, GSK-3beta activity may also be regulated at the transcriptional level. Indeed, increased GSK-3beta protein levels are found in Alzheimer disease brains, and GSK-3beta is found associated with PHFs in Alzheimer disease. To understand how GSK-3beta activity may be regulated at the transcriptional level, we have isolated the human GSK-3beta promoter. The GSK-3beta promoter does not contain a conventional TATA box although several other transcription factor binding sites were identified. A putative transcription start site was mapped by 5' RACE. Transfection of various GSK-3beta promoter CAT reporter genes into both COS-7 cells and SHSY5Y neuronal cells revealed that the GSK-3beta promoter is more active in neuronal cells. Such transfection studies involving promoter deletion mutants revealed that a negative transcriptional response element may be present at position -1421 to -1363 and an activator sequence at position -427 to -384. CP2 binding sites were also present within the promoter. CP2 has recently been shown to interact with the Alzheimer disease amyloid precursor protein binding protein Fe65. The significance of these results with respect to Alzheimer disease pathogenesis are discussed.
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The function of the gene encoding human 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17HSD) type 1, the hHSD17B1 gene, is regulated by a cell-specific enhancer at position -662 to -392. The adjacent hHSD17BP1 gene, whose function is not known, contains an analogous region in its 5'-flanking region. The identity between the hHSD17B1 enhancer and the hHSD17BP1 equivalent is as high as 98%, i.e. they differ by only five nucleotides. Results from reporter gene analyses showed that the hHSD17BP1 analog, a pseudoenhancer, has only 10% the activity of the hHSD17B1 enhancer. Furthermore, the results indicate that the reduced function of the pseudoenhancer is a consequence of the presence of G and A at positions -480 and -486, whereas the hHSD17B1 enhancer contains -480C and -486G. In addition, three protected areas were localized to regions -495/-485 (FP1), -544/-528 (FP2), and -589/-571 (FP3) in deoxyribonuclease I footprinting analysis of the hHSD17B1 enhancer. Replacement of the footprinted regions with a nonsense sequence demonstrated that the FP2 region is the most critical for enhancer activity. Mutations of FP2 or a short palindromic region within it led to almost complete abolishment of enhancer activity. We have identified several subelements that are essential for appropriate function of the hHSD17B1 enhancer. The results also show that the hHSD17B1 and hHSD17BP1 genes operate differently despite the high homology between them.
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In the present study, we investigated the involvement of protein degradation via the 26S proteasome during progesterone receptor (PR)-mediated transcription in T-47D cells containing a stably integrated MMTV-CAT reporter construct (CAT0 cells). Progesterone induced CAT and HSD11beta2 transcription while co-treatment with the proteasome inhibitor, MG132, blocked PR-induced transcription in a time-dependent fashion. MG132 treatment also inhibited transcription of beta-actin and cyclophilin, but not two proteasome subunit genes, PSMA1 and PSMC1, indicating that proteasome inhibition affects a subset of RNA polymerase II (RNAP(II))-regulated genes. Progesterone-mediated recruitment of RNAP(II) was blocked by MG132 treatment at time points later than 1 h that was not dependent on the continued presence of PR, associated cofactors, and components of the general transcription machinery, supporting the concept that proteasome-mediated degradation is needed for continued transcription. Surprisingly, progesterone-mediated acetylation of histone H4 was inhibited by MG132 with the concomitant recruitment of HDAC3, NCoR, and SMRT. We demonstrate that the steady-state protein levels of SMRT and NCoR are higher in the presence of MG132 in CAT0 cells, consistent with other reports that SMRT and NCoR are targets of the 26S proteasome. However, inhibition of histone deacetylation by trichostatin A (TSA) treatment or SMRT/NCoR knockdown by siRNA did not restore MG132-inhibited progesterone-dependent transcription. Therefore, events other than histone deacetylation and stability of SMRT and NCoR must also play a role in inhibition of PR-mediated transcription.
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We conducted a retrospective analysis of 55 community-acquired Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis illnesses in Huntington, West Virginia, from 1978 to 1997. Fourteen (36.8%) of 38 adults and 2 (11.8%) of 17 children died. Serotypes 6, 23, 3, and 18 accounted for 20 (41.7%) of 48 strains available for serotyping. Of 40 strains available for antimicrobial susceptibility testing, 1 serotype 19 and 1 serotype 23 strain showed intermediate resistance and a second serotype 23 strain showed high resistance to penicillin; all three patients survived. The case-fatality rates among adults who received penicillin alone, gentamicin in combination, or vancomycin and cephalosporin together were 57.1%, 55.5%, and 60%, respectively, and among those who received chloramphenicol or a third-generation cephalosporin, they were 11.1% or nil, respectively. No child died who received chloramphenicol or vancomycin. Two (33%) of 6 children died who received a third-generation cephalosporin; both were critically ill when initially treated. No child and one adult had received pneumococcal vaccine prior to becoming ill.
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High rate of multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains in isolates with positive KPC is a major challenge in Iran and that it could cause an increase in both mortality and morbidity among burn patients. Thus, appropriate infection control measures and guidelines are needed to prevent such infections among burn patients.
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Genome analysis and homology searches revealed 14 open reading frames encoding putative drug efflux pumps belonging to RND family in B. cenocepacia J2315 strain. By reverse transcription (RT)-PCR analysis, it was found that orf3, orf9, orf11, and orf13 were expressed at detectable levels, while orf10 appeared to be weakly expressed in B. cenocepacia. Futhermore, orf3 was strongly induced by chloramphenicol. The orf2 conferred resistance to fluoroquinolones, tetraphenylphosphonium, streptomycin, and ethidium bromide when cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli KAM3, a strain lacking the multidrug efflux pump AcrAB. The orf2-overexpressing E. coli also accumulate low concentrations of ethidium bromide, which was restored to wild type level in the presence of CCCP, an energy uncoupler altering the energy of the drug efflux pump.
Our goal was to develop a robust tagging method that can be used to track bacterial strains in vivo To address this challenge, we adapted two existing systems: a modular plasmid-based reporter system (pCS26) that has been used for high-throughput gene expression studies in Salmonella and Escherichia coli and Tn7 transposition. We generated kanamycin- and chloramphenicol-resistant versions of pCS26 with bacterial luciferase, green fluorescent protein (GFP), and mCherry reporters under the control of σ(70)-dependent promoters to provide three different levels of constitutive expression. We improved upon the existing Tn7 system by modifying the delivery vector to accept pCS26 constructs and moving the transposase genes from a nonreplicating helper plasmid into a temperature-sensitive plasmid that can be conditionally maintained. This resulted in a 10- to 30-fold boost in transposase gene expression and transposition efficiencies of 10(-8) to 10(-10) in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and E. coli APEC O1, whereas the existing Tn7 system yielded no successful transposition events. The new reporter strains displayed reproducible signaling in microwell plate assays, confocal microscopy, and in vivo animal infections. We have combined two flexible and complementary tools that can be used for a multitude of molecular biology applications within the Enterobacteriaceae This system can accommodate new promoter-reporter combinations as they become available and can help to bridge the gap between modern, high-throughput technologies and classical molecular genetics.
Vaccines offer the prospect of primary disease prevention of pneumococcal disease in childhood. For introduction of such vaccines in developing countries, information about disease epidemiology is necessary.
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Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of community acquired infections in the United States, and rates of antibiotic resistance have increased dramatically in the past decade. Statewide rates of pneumococcal resistance to penicillin and other antibiotics have not been previously reported in Wisconsin. To determine these rates, we assessed invasive pneumococcal isolates for reduced susceptibility to nine different antibiotics.
Abstract Cytochrome P-450s (CYPs) belonging to subfamilies 2B and 3A are the major CYPs involved in the N -demethylation of cocaine in the rat. However, the effects of inhibitors of these enzymes on the behavioural actions of cocaine are unknown. Hence, the effects of the CYP 3A inhibitors troleandomycin and erythromycin, and the CYP 2B (and 3A) inhibitor chloramphenicol, were examined on the locomotor activating effects of cocaine (20 mg/kg i.p.). Troleandomycin, chloramphenicol and erythromycin all potentiated the locomotor activating effects of cocaine, although the effect was only statistically significant for the first two drugs. Since variation exists in the human population with respect to the catalytic activity of CYP 3A isozymes, which are the principal cocaine N -demethylators in humans, inhibition of CYP 3A by troleandomycin in the rat may be useful as a model of the human cocaine "poor metabolizer" phenotype.
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Blood culture was performed on 2,209 patients. Among them, 166 (8%) samples yielded bacterial growth; 87 (4%) were considered as likely contaminants; and 79 (4%) as pathogenic bacteria. The most frequent pathogenic bacteria isolated were Salmonella Typhi (n = 46; 58%), followed by Streptococcus pneumoniae (n = 12; 15%). The crude bacteremia rate was 6/100,000 but when adjusted for potentially missed cases the rate may be as high as 163/100,000. Crude and adjusted rates for S. Typhi infections and malaria were 4 and 110/100,000 and 4 and 47/100,000, respectively. Twenty three (51%), 22 (49%) and 22 (49%) of the S. Typhi isolates were found to be resistant toward ampicillin, chloramphenicol and cotrimoxazole, respectively. Multidrug resistance (MDR) against the three antimicrobials was detected in 42% of the isolates.
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The genetic diversity of streptomycetes in colliery spoil heaps (Sokolov, Czech Republic) was investigated by restriction pattern analysis of 16S-internal transcribed spacer rDNA and 16S sequences. We sampled freshly excavated Miocene sediment (17-19-million-year-old) and four sites of primary succession (initial, early, middle, and late stages; aged 1-44 years) on the same sediment. Active bacteria were present even in fresh Miocene sediment, and the relative proportion of actinomycetes among total bacterial and their genetic diversity increased significantly with the age of the sampling site. The replacement of pioneer species by late succession species during succession was observed. Plate assays of Streptomyces strains revealed 27% antibiotic-producing strains. Screening for nonribosomal peptide synthases and type I polyketide synthases systems suggested that 90% and 55% streptomycetes, respectively, are putative producers of biologically active compounds. The frequencies of tetracycline-, amoxicillin-, and chloramphenicol-resistant streptomycetes were 6%, 9%, and 15%, respectively. These findings document the occurrence of genetic elements encoding antibiotic resistance genes and the production of antibiotics by streptomycetes located in pristine environments. Our results indicate key roles for ancient streptomycetes related to S. microflavus, S. spororaveus, and S. flavofuscus in pioneering community development in freshly excavated substrates.
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We previously demonstrated doxorubicin-induced urokinase expression in human H69 SCLC cells by the microarray technique using Human Cancer CHIP version 2 (Takara Shuzo, Kyoto, Japan), in which 425 human cancer-related genes were spotted on glass plates (Kiguchi et al., Int J Cancer 2001;93:792-7). Microarray analysis also revealed significant induction of IL-8, a member of the CXC chemokines. We have, therefore, extended the observation by testing the effects of doxorubicin on expression of the chemokine family and provide here definitive evidence that doxorubicin induces IL-8 and MCP-1, one of the CC chemokines, at least in 2 human SCLC cells, H69 and SBC-1. IL-8 antigen levels, measured by ELISA, were markedly increased in both H69 and SBC-1 conditioned media after doxorubicin treatment, in parallel with mRNA levels; and this was dependent on the dose of doxorubicin. The ribonuclease protection assay, using a multiprobe template set for human chemokines, revealed induction of not only IL-8 but also MCP-1 in doxorubicin-treated H69 cells. MCP-1 antigen levels increased approximately 100-fold in doxorubicin-treated H69 cells. RT-PCR using specific primers for MCP-1 suggested that doxorubicin also induced MCP-1 expression in SBC-1 and SBC-3 SCLC cells. Futhermore, CAT analysis using IL-8 promoter implicated the PEA3 transcriptional factor, whose binding site was located immediately upstream of the AP-1 and NF-kappaB binding sites. Thus, it is suggested that doxorubicin induces IL-8 and MCP-1 chemokines in human SCLC cells by activating gene expression, in which at least PEA3 is involved. IL-8 and MCP-1 are major chemoattractants for neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages, respectively; therefore, extensive induction of IL-8 and MCP-1 may provoke the interaction between inflammatory/immune cells and tumor cells under doxorubicin stimulation and influence many aspects of tumor cell biology.
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The conjugation protocols in myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum are often inapplicable due to the strain-specific sensitivity to the presence of Escherichia coli cells or the resistances to many antibiotics. Here we report that the conjugative transfer of the mobilizable plasmid pCVD442 from E. coli DH5alpha (lambda pir) to Sorangium strains could be greatly increased by the presence of low doses of dual selection antibiotics in the mating medium. The improvement was efficient in either E. coli-tolerant or sensitive Sorangium strains. For those phleomycin and hygromycin tolerant Sorangium strains, chloramphenicol-resistance gene was developed as a new selectable marker by driving the resistance gene with the aphII promoter. Using the improved protocol, the epothilone biosynthetic pathway was inactivated by an insertion mutation in the biosynthetic genes of the producing Sorangium strains.