UNLABELLED Acute brain ischemia induces a local neuroinflammatory reaction and alters peripheral immune homeostasis at the same time. Recent evidence has suggested a key role of the gut microbiota in autoimmune diseases by modulating immune homeostasis. Therefore, we investigated the mechanistic link among acute brain ischemia, microbiota alterations, and… (More)
Yersinia enterocolitica is a gastrointestinal foodborne pathogen found worldwide and which especially affects infants and young children. While different bioserotypes have been associated with varying pathogenicity, research on Y. enterocolitica is mainly conducted on the highly virulent mouse-lethal strains of biotype 1B and serotype O:8. We demonstrate… (More)
Colicin FY is a plasmid encoded toxin that recognizes a yersinia-specific outer membrane protein (YiuR) as a receptor molecule. We have previously shown that the activity spectrum of colicin FY comprises strains of the genus Yersinia. In this study, we analyzed the activity of colicin FY against 110 Yersinia enterocolitica isolates differing in geographical… (More)
We report here the complete genome sequences of four European Yersinia enterocolitica mammalian isolates of bioserotype 4/O:3. The genomes have an average size of 4.50 Mb, a G+C content of 47%, and between 4,231 and 4,330 coding sequences (CDSs). No relevant differences were detected by genome comparison between mammalian and human isolates.