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LocZ Is a New Cell Division Protein Involved in Proper Septum Placement in Streptococcus pneumoniae
It is shown that LocZ is a new cell division protein important for proper septum placement and likely functions as a marker of the cell division site, indicating that these bacteria adapted a unique mechanism to find their middle, reflecting their specific shape and symmetry. Expand
Segmented filamentous bacteria in a defined bacterial cocktail induce intestinal inflammation in SCID mice reconstituted with CD45RBhigh CD4+ T cells
Only SFB bacteria together with a defined SPF mixture were effective in triggering intestinal inflammation in the model of IBD in reconstituted SCID mice, while no colitis was detected in GF mice or in mice colonized either with SPF microflora or monoassociated only with SFB or colonized by Bacteroides distasonis +SFB or Fusobacterium mortiferum + SFB. Expand
Adenylate Cyclase Toxin Subverts Phagocyte Function by RhoA Inhibition and Unproductive Ruffling1
Induction of unproductive membrane ruffling represents a novel sophisticated mechanism of down-modulation of bactericidal activities of macrophages and a new paradigm for action of bacterial toxins that hijack host cell signaling by manipulating cellular cAMP levels. Expand
Bombiscardovia coagulans gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Bifidobacteriaceae isolated from the digestive tract of bumblebees.
Bombiscardovia coagulans was found to differ from all scardovial genera in the ability to grow at temperatures as low as 5°C, which was another major phenotypically different characteristic of this new member of the family Bifidobacteriaceae. Expand
Experimentally induced gluten enteropathy and protective effect of epidermal growth factor in artificially fed neonatal rats.
Pathologic changes in jejunal mucosa (villus atrophy and inflammation) resemblinggliadin-induced atrophy appeared on administration of interferon-gamma and gliadin to rat pups fed an artificial milk diet immediately after birth and addition of EGF to the diet protected the rats against pathologic mucosal changes. Expand
Characterization of pneumococcal Ser/Thr protein phosphatase phpP mutant and identification of a novel PhpP substrate, putative RNA binding protein Jag
The results suggest that PhpP and StkP cooperatively regulate cell division of S. pneumoniae and phosphorylate putative RNA binding protein Jag. Expand
Characterization of pseudacyclins A-E, a suite of cyclic peptides produced by Pseudallescheria boydii.
Five putative nonribosomal peptides with a unique structure, which have been named pseudacyclins, were characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry and the most abundant representative of the pseudacyClins was quantified also on fungal spores. Expand
Decolorization of Orange G and Remazol Brilliant Blue R by the white rot fungus Dichomitus squalens: toxicological evaluation and morphological study.
The toxicity of synthetic dyes Orange G and RBBR was tested using a bioassay based on the growth inhibition of duckweed Lemna minor and showed higher toxicity of RBBR than that of Orange G, but the toxicity of both dyes decreased after the decolorization process. Expand
An immobilized whole yeast cell biocatalyst for enzymatic sucrose hydrolysis
Abstract A novel granular immobilized biocatalyst with invertase activity was prepared by mutual covalent bonding of native bakers' yeast cells Saccharomyces cerevisiae with polyethyleneimine andExpand
Potential of combined fungal and bacterial treatment for color removal in textile wastewater.
Large potential of combined use of white-rot fungi and traditional bacterial treatment systems for bioremediation of textile wastewaters was demonstrated. Expand