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  1. Hemin-induced modifications of the antigenicity and hemin-binding capacity of Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide.

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    Cutler, C W; Eke, P I; Genco, C. A.; Van Dyke, T E; Arnold, R R

    1996-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that the physical, biochemical, and antigenic properties of the bacterial outer membrane are profoundly influenced by the growth environment. In the present study, the effects of growth in hemin-replete (H+) and hemin-depleted (H-) media on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis were investigated. Our studies show that LPS from P. gingivalis cultured in H+ media (H+LPS) expressed additional low-molecular-mass antigens, as determi...

  2. Xylitol Inhibits Inflammatory Cytokine Expression Induced by Lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Han, Su-Ji; Jeong, So-Yeon; Nam, Yun-Ju; Yang, Kyu-Ho; Lim, Hoi-Soon; Chung, Jin

    2005-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is one of the suspected periodontopathic bacteria. The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of P. gingivalis is a key factor in the development of periodontitis. Inflammatory cytokines play important roles in the gingival tissue destruction that is a characteristic of periodontitis. Macrophages are prominent at chronic inflammatory sites and are considered to contribute to the pathogenesis of periodontitis. Xylitol stands out and is widely believed to possess anticaries propertie...

  3. Effect of Neutrophil Apoptosis on Monocytic Cytokine Response to Porphyromonas gingivalis Lipopolysaccharide

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    Berker, Ezel; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Hasturk, Hatice; Van Dyke, Thomas E.

    2005-01-01

    Background Neutrophil apoptosis may play a critical role in the resolution of inflammation by stimulating anti-inflammatory cytokine generation from monocytes. In this study, we investigated the effect of apoptotic neutrophils on interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-1? production from monocytes in response to Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide. Methods Peripheral blood neutrophils from healthy individuals were isolated by sodium diatrizoate density gradient centrifugation. In order to induce apoptosis, neutrophils were cultured for 24 hours in modified Dulbecco’s medium supplemented with 10% autologous serum. Cell apoptosis was quantified by Annexin V positivity and loss of CD16 expression on the cell surface. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated from the same subjects; monocytes were purified by magnetic cell sorting and cultured with or without apoptotic or fresh neutrophils. Lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis was used for cell stimulation. IL-1? and IL-10 levels in supernatants were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Results IL-10 generation was significantly increased in monocytes cultured with apoptotic neutrophils compared to monocytes alone or cocultured with fresh neutrophils (P <0.05). IL-1? was suppressed both in resting and lipopolysaccharide-stimulated monocytes in the presence of apoptotic neutrophils compared to monocytes alone or monocytes cultured with fresh neutrophils at all time points (P <0.05). Conclusion Neutrophil apoptosis provides a signal to monocytes, changing the phenotype of the monocyte resulting in the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines and suppression of proinflammatory cytokines in response to lipopolysaccharide. PMID:15948692

  4. Purificación y caracterización de lipopolisacáridos de Eikenella corrodens 23834 y Porphyromonas gingivalis W83 / Purification and characterization of lipopolysaccharide from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83

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    Diego Fernando, Gualtero Escobar; Jeimy Paola, Porras Gaviria; Sebastian, Bernau Gutierrez; Diana Marcela, Buitrago Ramírez; Diana Marcela, Castillo Perdomo; Gloria Ines, Lafaurie Villamil.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available La purificación de lipopolisacáridos (LPS) o endotoxinas y su caracterización es un aspecto esencial para estudios que buscan aclarar el papel de estas biomoléculas de bacterias Gram negativas presentes en la cavidad oral y su relación con enfermedades locales periodontales y sistémicas. Este estudi [...] o implementa una metodología para la extracción, purificación y caracterización de LPS a partir de bacteria completa de Eikenella corrodens 23834 y Porphyromonas gingivalis W83, utilizando técnicas previamente descritas. La extracción cruda de LPS se realizó con fenol-agua caliente; la purificación se realizó con tratamiento enzimático con nucleasas y proteasa, seguido de cromatografía de exclusión por tamaño (Sephacryl S-200 HR) con deoxicolato de sodio como fase móvil. La caracterización de los extractos purificados se realizó por barrido espectrofotométrico, pruebas bioquímicas de electroforesis SDS-PAGE, ensayo Purpald y la prueba cromogénica de LAL. Como control para la identificación y caracterización de los extractos purificados se utilizaron LPS comerciales de Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Rodobacter sphaeroides y Porphyromonas gingivalis. La metodología implementada permitió la obtención de LPS de elevada pureza con la identificación de KDO o heptosas, un quimiotipo de LPS-S (liso) para E. corrodens y LPS-SR (semi-rugoso) para P. gingivalis W83. Ambos LPS purificados mostraron capacidad endotóxica a bajas concentraciones. La metodología implementada en este estudio para la purificación y caracterización de LPS a partir de bacteria completa fue eficiente al compararla con los LPS comerciales. Abstract in english Purification of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or endotoxins and its characterization is an important aspect for studies aimed at clarify the role of these biomolecules from Gram negative bacteria present in the oral cavity and its relationship with periodontal and systemic diseases. This study describes [...] an extraction, purification and characterization method of LPS from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83. LPS extraction was performed by using hot phenol-water; the purification was done with nuclease and protease enzymatic treatment, followed by size-exclusion chromatography (Sephacryl S-200 HR) with sodium deoxycholate as mobile phase. The characterization of the purified extracts was performed by spectrophotometric scanning, SDS-PAGE biochemical tests, Purpald assay and chromogenic LAL test. As control, commercial LPS from Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, P. gingivalis, and Rodobacter sphaeroides were used. The methodology mentioned above had allowed obtaining high purity LPS by identifying KDO or heptoses, a chemotype S-LPS (smooth) to E. corrodens; SR-LPS (semi-rough) for P. gingivalis W83. Both purified LPS showed endotoxic capacity at low concentrations. The methodology used in this study for purification and characterization of LPS from the whole bacteria was efficient when it was compared with commercial LPS.

  5. Porphyromonas gingivalis LIBRE DE POLISACÁRIDOS UTILIZANDO CROMATOGRAFÍA DE ALTA RESOLUCIÓN SEPHACRYL S-200 / Purification of Porphyromonas gingivalis polysaccharide free lipopolysaccharide using Sephacryl S-200 high resolution chromatography

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    DIEGO, GUALTERO; JAIME E, CASTELLANOS; GERARDO, PÉREZ; GLORIA I, LAFAURIE.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue mejorar un método estándar para la purificación de lipopolisacárido (LPS) de Porphyromonas gingivalis libre de polisacáridos usando una estrategia de extracción, digestión enzimática y cromatografía de alta resolución. La bacteria P. gingivalis se cultivó en condicion [...] es de anaerobiosis y se hizo extracción de las membranas con el método de fenol-agua. Luego de una digestión enzimática (DNAsa, RNAsa y proteasa) se separó el extracto por filtración por gel con Sephacryl S-200. La muestra purificada se caracterizó por electroforesis en gel de acrilamida con tinción de plata y por el método Purpald se detecto el ácido 2-ceto-3-desoxioctu-losónico (KDO). Se obtuvo una preparación libre de ácidos nucleicos, proteínas y polisacáridos. La separación por cromatografía fue de alta resolución al permitir la obtención de dos picos con diferentes componentes. El protocolo de purificación nos permitió obtener LPS de P. gingivalis con alto grado de pureza, el cual podría ser usado en próximos ensayos para evaluar su función en ensayos in vitro e in vivo; así como iniciar la obtención de LPS de otras bacterias periodontopáticas, con el fin de investigar la asociación de enfermedad periodontal con enfermedades cardiovasculares. Abstract in english The aim of this work was to improve a standard methodology to purify Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) using a protocol of extraction, enzymatic digestion and high resolution chromatography. P. gingivalis bacteria was cultured in anaerobiosis, their membranes were extracted using the [...] phenol-water method, then subjected to DNAse, RNAse and protease digestion and finally, the extract was separated by chromatography using Sephacryl S-200. The purified extract was characterized by silver staining after polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and 2-keto-3-deoxioctanoic acid (KDO) was detected using the Purpald’s method. A preparation free of nucleic acid-, protein-or polysaccharides was obtained. The chromatographic separation showed high resolution since there was two discrete peaks with different components. The purification protocol allowed us to obtain a highly purified P. gingivalis LPS which could be used in future tests to evaluate its behavior in vitro and in vivo and elucidate its function, as well as to obtain LPS from other periodontopatic bacteria to address the association of periodontal disease with cardiovascular diseases.

  6. Porphyromonas gingivalis LIBRE DE POLISACÁRIDOS UTILIZANDO CROMATOGRAFÍA DE ALTA RESOLUCIÓN SEPHACRYL S-200 Purification of Porphyromonas gingivalis polysaccharide free lipopolysaccharide using Sephacryl S-200 high resolution chromatography

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    DIEGO GUALTERO

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue mejorar un método estándar para la purificación de lipopolisacárido (LPS de Porphyromonas gingivalis libre de polisacáridos usando una estrategia de extracción, digestión enzimática y cromatografía de alta resolución. La bacteria P. gingivalis se cultivó en condiciones de anaerobiosis y se hizo extracción de las membranas con el método de fenol-agua. Luego de una digestión enzimática (DNAsa, RNAsa y proteasa se separó el extracto por filtración por gel con Sephacryl S-200. La muestra purificada se caracterizó por electroforesis en gel de acrilamida con tinción de plata y por el método Purpald se detecto el ácido 2-ceto-3-desoxioctu-losónico (KDO. Se obtuvo una preparación libre de ácidos nucleicos, proteínas y polisacáridos. La separación por cromatografía fue de alta resolución al permitir la obtención de dos picos con diferentes componentes. El protocolo de purificación nos permitió obtener LPS de P. gingivalis con alto grado de pureza, el cual podría ser usado en próximos ensayos para evaluar su función en ensayos in vitro e in vivo; así como iniciar la obtención de LPS de otras bacterias periodontopáticas, con el fin de investigar la asociación de enfermedad periodontal con enfermedades cardiovasculares.The aim of this work was to improve a standard methodology to purify Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS using a protocol of extraction, enzymatic digestion and high resolution chromatography. P. gingivalis bacteria was cultured in anaerobiosis, their membranes were extracted using the phenol-water method, then subjected to DNAse, RNAse and protease digestion and finally, the extract was separated by chromatography using Sephacryl S-200. The purified extract was characterized by silver staining after polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and 2-keto-3-deoxioctanoic acid (KDO was detected using the Purpald’s method. A preparation free of nucleic acid-, protein-or polysaccharides was obtained. The chromatographic separation showed high resolution since there was two discrete peaks with different components. The purification protocol allowed us to obtain a highly purified P. gingivalis LPS which could be used in future tests to evaluate its behavior in vitro and in vivo and elucidate its function, as well as to obtain LPS from other periodontopatic bacteria to address the association of periodontal disease with cardiovascular diseases.

  7. The Structurally Similar, Penta-acylated Lipopolysaccharides of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Bacteroides Elicit Strikingly Different Innate Immune Responses

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    Berezow, Alex B.; Ernst, Robert K.; Coats, Stephen R.; Braham, Pamela H.; Karimi-Naser, Lisa M.; Darveau, Richard P.

    2009-01-01

    Lipid A structural modifications can substantially impact the host’s inflammatory response to bacterial LPS. Bacteroides fragilis, an opportunistic pathogen associated with life-threatening sepsis and intra-abdominal abscess formation, and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, a symbiont pivotal for proper host intestinal tissue development, both produce an immunostimulatory LPS comprised of penta-acylated lipid A. Under defined conditions, Porphyromonas gingivalis, an oral pathogen associated with periodontitis, also produces an LPS bearing a penta-acylated lipid A. However, this LPS preparation is 100–1000 times less potent than Bacteroides LPS in stimulating endothelial cells. We analyzed Bacteroides and P. gingivalis lipid A structures using MALDI-TOF MS and gas chromatography to determine the structural basis for this phenomenon. Even though both Bacteroides and P. gingivalis lipid A molecules are penta-acylated and mono-phosphorylated, subtle differences in mass and fatty acid content could account for the observed difference in LPS potency. This fatty acid heterogeneity is also responsible for the peak “clusters” observed in the mass spectra and obfuscates the correlation between LPS structure and immunostimulatory ability. Further, we show the difference in potency between Bacteroides and P. gingivalis LPS is TLR4-dependent. Altogether, the data suggest subtle changes in lipid A structure may profoundly impact the host’s innate immune response. PMID:19460428

  8. LPS from Porphyromonas gingivalis Sensitizes Capsaicin-Sensitive Nociceptors

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    Ferraz, Caio Cezar Randi; Diógenes, Aníbal; Henry, Michael A.; Hargreaves, Kenneth. M.

    2011-01-01

    Although odontogenic infections are often accompanied by pain, little is known about the potential mechanisms mediating this effect. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that trigeminal nociceptive neurons are directly sensitized by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) isolated from an endodontic pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). In vitro studies conducted with cultures of rat trigeminal neurons demonstrated that pretreatment with LPS produced a significant increase in the capsaicin-...

  9. Porphyromonas gingivalis: a clonal pathogen?

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    Morten Enersen

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of multilocus sequence typing (MLST in infectious disease research has allowed standardized typing of bacterial clones. Through multiple markers around the genome, it is possible to determine the sequence type (ST of bacterial isolates to establish the population structure of a species. For the periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, the MLST scheme has been established at www.pubmlst.org/pgingivalis, and data from the database indicate a high degree of genetic diversity and a weakly clonal population structure comparable with Neisseria menigitidis. The major fimbriae (FimA have been held responsible for the adhesive properties of P. gingivalis and represent an important virulence factor. The fimA genotyping method (PCR based indicate that fimA genotype II, IV and Ib are associated with diseased sites in periodontitis and tissue specimens from cardiovascular disease. fimA genotyping of the isolates in the MLST database supports the association of genotypes II and IV with periodontitis. As a result of multiple positive PCR reactions in the fimA genotyping, sequencing of the fimA gene revealed only minor nucleotide variation between isolates of the same and different genotypes, suggesting that the method should be redesigned or re-evaluated. Results from several investigations indicate a higher intraindividual heterogeneity of P. gingivalis than found earlier. Detection of multiple STs from one site in several patients with “refractory” periodontitis, showed allelic variation in two housekeeping genes indicating recombination between different clones within the periodontal pocket.

  10. Modulation of an Interleukin-12 and Gamma Interferon Synergistic Feedback Regulatory Cycle of T-Cell and Monocyte Cocultures by Porphyromonas gingivalis Lipopolysaccharide in the Absence or Presence of Cysteine Proteinases

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    Yun, Peter L. W.; DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

    2002-01-01

    Interleukin 12 (IL-12) is an efficient inducer and enhancer of gamma interferon (IFN-?) production by both resting and activated T cells. There is evidence that human monocytes exposed to IFN-? have enhanced ability to produce IL-12 when stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In this study, it was demonstrated that LPS from the oral periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis stimulated monocytes primed with IFN-? to release IL-12, thereby enhancing IFN-? accumulation in T-cell populatio...

  11. Novel antimicrobial peptide specifically active against Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Suwandecha, T; Srichana, T; Balekar, N; Nakpheng, T; Pangsomboon, K

    2015-09-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis, the major etiologic agent of chronic periodontitis, produces a broad spectrum of virulence factors, including outer membrane vesicles, lipopolysaccharides, hemolysins and proteinases. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) including bacteriocins have been found to inhibit the growth of P. gingivalis; however, these peptides are relatively large molecules. Hence, it is difficult to synthesize them by a scale-up production. Therefore, this study aimed to synthesize a shorter AMP that was still active against P. gingivalis. A peptide that contained three cationic amino acids (Arg, His and Lys), two anionic amino acids (Glu and Asp), hydrophobic amino acids residues (Leu, Ile, Val, Ala and Pro) and hydrophilic residues (Ser and Gly) was obtained and named Pep-7. Its bioactivity and stability were tested after various treatments. The mechanism of action of Pep-7 and its toxicity to human red blood cells were investigated. The Pep-7 inhibited two pathogenic P. gingivalis ATCC 33277 and P. gingivalis ATCC 53978 (wp50) strains at a minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of 1.7 µM, but was ineffective against other oral microorganisms (P. intermedia, Tannerella forsythensis, Streptococcus salivarius and Streptococcus sanguinis). From transmission electron microscopy studies, Pep-7 caused pore formation at the poles of the cytoplasmic membranes of P. gingivalis. A concentration of Pep-7 at four times that of its MBC induced some hemolysis but only at 0.3%. The Pep-7 was heat stable under pressure (autoclave at 110 and 121 °C) and possessed activity over a pH range of 6.8-8.5. It was not toxic to periodontal cells over a range of 70.8-4.4 ?M and did not induce toxic pro-inflammatory cytokines. The Pep-7 showed selective activity against Porphyromonas sp. by altering the permeability barriers of P. gingivalis. The Pep-7 was not mutagenic in vitro. This work highlighted the potential for the use of this synthetic Pep-7 against P. gingivalis. PMID:26041027

  12. Effect of irradiation on the Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    The aim of this study was to observe a direct effect of irradiation on the periodontopathic Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). P. gingivalis 2561 was exposed to irradiation with a single absorbed dose of 10, 20, 30, and 40 Gy. Changes in viability and antibiotic sensitivity, morphology, transcription, and protein profile of the bacterium after irradiation were examined by pour plating method, disc diffusion method, transmission electron microscopy, RT-PCR, and immunoblot, respectively. Viability of irradiated P. gingivalis drastically reduced as irradiation dose was increased. Irradiated P. gingivalis was found to have become more sensitive to antibiotics as radiation dose was increased. With observation under the transmission electron microscope, the number of morphologically abnormal cells was increased with increasing of irradiation dose. In RT-PCR, decrease in the expression of fim A and sod was observed in irradiated P. gingivalis. In immunoblot, change of profile in irradiated P. gingivalis was found in a number of proteins including 43-kDa fimbrillin. These results suggest that irradiation may affect the cell integrity of P. gingivalis, which is manifested by the change in cell morphology and antibiotic sensitivity, affecting viability of the bacterium.

  13. Modulation of an Interleukin-12 and Gamma Interferon Synergistic Feedback Regulatory Cycle of T-Cell and Monocyte Cocultures by Porphyromonas gingivalis Lipopolysaccharide in the Absence or Presence of Cysteine Proteinases

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    Yun, Peter L. W.; DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

    2002-01-01

    Interleukin 12 (IL-12) is an efficient inducer and enhancer of gamma interferon (IFN-?) production by both resting and activated T cells. There is evidence that human monocytes exposed to IFN-? have enhanced ability to produce IL-12 when stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In this study, it was demonstrated that LPS from the oral periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis stimulated monocytes primed with IFN-? to release IL-12, thereby enhancing IFN-? accumulation in T-cell populations. P. gingivalis LPS was shown to enhance IL-12 induction of IFN-? in T cells in a manner independent from TNF-? contribution. The levels of T-cell IL-12 receptors were not affected by P. gingivalis LPS and played only a minor role in the magnitude of the IFN-? response. These data suggest that LPS from P. gingivalis establishes an activation loop with IL-12 and IFN-? with potential to augment the production of inflammatory cytokines in relation to the immunopathology of periodontitis. We previously reported that the major cysteine proteinases (gingipains) copurifying with LPS in this organism were responsible for reduced IFN-? accumulation in the presence of IL-12. However, the addition of the gingipains in the presence of LPS resulted in partial restoration of the IFN-? levels. In the destructive periodontitis lesion, release of gingipains from the outer membrane (OM) of P. gingivalis could lead to the downregulation of Th1 responses, while gingipain associated with LPS in the OM or in OM vesicles released from the organism could have net stimulatory effects. PMID:12228299

  14. Antibacterial Action of Polyphosphate on Porphyromonas gingivalis?

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    Moon, Ji-Hoi; Park, Jae-Hong; Lee, Jin-yong

    2010-01-01

    Polyphosphate [poly(P)] has antibacterial activity against various Gram-positive bacteria. In contrast, Gram-negative bacteria are generally resistant to poly(P). Here, we describe the antibacterial characterization of poly(P) against a Gram-negative periodontopathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis. The MICs of pyrophosphate (Na4P2O7) and all poly(P) (Nan + 2PnO3n + 1; n = 3 to 75) tested for the bacterium by the agar dilution method were 0.24% and 0.06%, respectively. Orthophosphate (Na2HPO4) fa...

  15. Evidence for the absence of hyaluronidase activity in Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    D Grenier; Michaud, J.

    1993-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis to degrade hyaluronic acid. No hyaluronidase activity was detected using a turbidimetric method, whereas a standard plate assay showed a positive reaction for P. gingivalis. We postulated that the high proteolytic activity of P. gingivalis may account for this observation. A modified plate assay was designed to avoid false-positive reactions caused by proteolytic bacteria. The new assay, based on the formatio...

  16. Arginine deiminase inhibits Porphyromonas gingivalis surface attachment.

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    Cugini, Carla; Stephens, Danielle N; Nguyen, Daniel; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Davey, Mary E

    2013-02-01

    The oral cavity is host to a complex microbial community whose maintenance depends on an array of cell-to-cell interactions and communication networks, with little known regarding the nature of the signals or mechanisms by which they are sensed and transmitted. Determining the signals that control attachment, biofilm development and outgrowth of oral pathogens is fundamental to understanding pathogenic biofilm development. We have previously identified a secreted arginine deiminase (ADI) produced by Streptococcus intermedius that inhibited biofilm development of the commensal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis through downregulation of genes encoding the major (fimA) and minor (mfa1) fimbriae, both of which are required for proper biofilm development. Here we report that this inhibitory effect is dependent on enzymic activity. We have successfully cloned, expressed and defined the conditions to ensure that ADI from S. intermedius is enzymically active. Along with the cloning of the wild-type allele, we have created a catalytic mutant (ADIC399S), in which the resulting protein is not able to catalyse the hydrolysis of l-arginine to l-citrulline. P. gingivalis is insensitive to the ADIC399S catalytic mutant, demonstrating that enzymic activity is required for the effects of ADI on biofilm formation. Biofilm formation is absent under l-arginine-deplete conditions, and can be recovered by the addition of the amino acid. Taken together, the results indicate that arginine is an important signal that directs biofilm formation by this anaerobe. Based on our findings, we postulate that ADI functions to reduce arginine levels and, by a yet to be identified mechanism, signals P. gingivalis to alter biofilm development. ADI release from the streptococcal cell and its cross-genera effects are important findings in understanding the nature of inter-bacterial signalling and biofilm-mediated diseases of the oral cavity. PMID:23242802

  17. Purificación y caracterización de lipopolisacáridos de eikenella corrodens 23834 y porphyromonas gingivalis w83

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    Diego Fernando Gualtero Escobar; Jeimy Paola Porras Gaviria; Sebastian Bernau Gutierrez; Diana Marcela Buitrago Ramírez; Diana Marcela Castillo Perdomo; Gloria Ines Lafaurie Villamil

    2014-01-01

    Título corto: Metodología para el aislamiento e identificación  de LPS de periodonto-patógenosTítulo en inglés: Purification and characterization of lipopolysaccharide from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83Resumen: La purificación de lipopolisacáridos (LPS) o endotoxinas y su caracterización es un aspecto esencial para estudios que buscan aclarar el papel de estas biomoléculas de bacterias Gram negativas presentes en la cavidad oral y su relación con enfermedades loca...

  18. Porphyromonas gingivalis decreases osteoblast proliferation through IL-6-RANKL/OPG and MMP-9/TIMPs pathways

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    Le Xuan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important periodontal pathogen, is closely associated with inflammatory alveolar bone resorption. This bacterium exerts its pathogenic effect indirectly through multiple virulence factors, such as lipopolysaccharides, fimbriae, and proteases. Another possible pathogenic path may be through a direct interaction with the host?s soft and hard tissues (e.g., alveolar bone, which could lead to periodontitis. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate the direct effect of live and heat-inactivated P gingivalis on bone resorption, using an in vitro osteoblast culture model. Results: Optical microscopy and 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide MTT assay revealed that live P gingivalis induced osteoblast detachment and reduced their proliferation. This effect was specific to live bacteria and was dependent on their concentration. Live P gingivalis increased IL-6 mRNA expression and protein production and downregulated RANKL and OPG mRNA expression. The effect of live P gingivalis on bone resorption was strengthened by an increase in MMP-9 expression and its activity. This increase was accompanied by an increase in TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 mRNA expression and protein production by osteoblasts infected with live P gingivalis. Conclusion: Overall, the results suggest that direct contact of P gingivalis with osteoblasts induces bone resorption through an inflammatory pathway that involves IL-6, RANKL/OPG, and MMP-9/TIMPs.

  19. Epithelial cell detachment by Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilm and planktonic cultures.

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    Huang, Lijia; van Loveren, Cor; Ling, Junqi; Wei, Xi; Crielaard, Wim; Deng, Dong Mei

    2016-04-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is present as a biofilm at the sites of periodontal infections. The detachment of gingival epithelial cells induced by P. gingivalis biofilms was examined using planktonic cultures as a comparison. Exponentially grown planktonic cultures or 40-h biofilms were co-incubated with epithelial cells in a 24-well plate for 4 h. Epithelial cell detachment was assessed using imaging. The activity of arginine-gingipain (Rgp) and gene expression profiles of P. gingivalis cultures were examined using a gingipain assay and quantitative PCR, respectively. P. gingivalis biofilms induced significantly higher cell detachment and displayed higher Rgp activity compared to the planktonic cultures. The genes involved in gingipain post-translational modification, but not rgp genes, were significantly up-regulated in P. gingivalis biofilms. The results underline the importance of including biofilms in the study of bacterial and host cell interactions. PMID:26963862

  20. Invasion of Porphyromonas gingivalis strains into vascular cells and tissue

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    Ingar Olsen

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered a major pathogen in adult periodontitis and is also associated with multiple systemic diseases, for example, cardiovascular diseases. One of its most important virulence factors is invasion of host cells. The invasion process includes attachment, entry/internalization, trafficking, persistence, and exit. The present review discusses these processes related to P. gingivalis in cardiovascular cells and tissue. Although most P. gingivalis strains invade, the invasion capacity of strains and the mechanisms of invasion including intracellular trafficking among them differ. This is consistent with the fact that there are significant differences in the pathogenicity of P. gingivalis strains. P. gingivalis invasion mechanisms are also dependent on types of host cells. Although much is known about the invasion process of P. gingivalis, we still have little knowledge of its exit mechanisms. Nevertheless, it is intriguing that P. gingivalis can remain viable in human cardiovascular cells and atherosclerotic plaque and later exit and re-enter previously uninfected host cells.

  1. LuxS signaling in Porphyromonas gingivalis-host interactions.

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    Scheres, Nina; Lamont, Richard J; Crielaard, Wim; Krom, Bastiaan P

    2015-10-01

    Dental plaque is a multispecies biofilm in the oral cavity that significantly influences oral health. The presence of the oral anaerobic pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is an important determinant in the development of periodontitis. Direct and indirect interactions between P. gingivalis and the host play a major role in disease development. Transcriptome analysis recently revealed that P. gingivalis gene-expression is regulated by LuxS in both an AI-2-dependent and an AI-2 independent manner. However, little is known about the role of LuxS-signaling in P. gingivalis-host interactions. Here, we investigated the effect of a luxS mutation on the ability of P. gingivalis to induce an inflammatory response in human oral cells in vitro. Primary periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts were challenged with P. gingivalis ?luxS or the wild-type parental strain and gene-expression of pro-inflammatory mediators IL-1?, IL-6 and MCP-1 was determined by real-time PCR. The ability of P. gingivalis ?luxS to induce an inflammatory response was severely impaired in PDL-fibroblasts. This phenotype could be restored by providing of LuxS in trans, but not by addition of the AI-2 precursor DPD. A similar phenomenon was observed in a previous transcriptome study showing that expression of PGN_0482 was reduced in the luxS mutant independently of AI-2. We therefore also analyzed the effect of a mutation in PGN_0482, which encodes an immuno-reactive, putative outer-membrane protein. Similar to P. gingivalis ?luxS, the P. gingivalis ?0482 mutant had an impaired ability to induce an inflammatory response in PDL fibroblasts. LuxS thus appears to influence the pro-inflammatory responses of host cells to P. gingivalis, likely through regulation of PGN_0482. PMID:25434960

  2. Attenuation of Porphyromonas gingivalis oral infection by ?-amylase and pentamidine.

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    Li, Ying; Miao, Yu-Song; Fu, Yun; Li, Xi-Ting; Yu, Shao-Jie

    2015-08-01

    The Porphyromonas gingivalis bacterium is one of the most influential pathogens in oral infections. In the current study, the antimicrobial activity of ?-amylase and pentamidine against Porphyromonas gingivalis was evaluated. Their in vitro inhibitory activity was investigated with the agar overlay technique, and the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations were determined. Using the bactericidal concentration, the antimicrobial actions of the inhibitors were investigated. In the present study, multiple techniques were utilized, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), general structural analysis and differential gene expression analysis. The results obtained from SEM and bactericidal analysis indicated a notable observation; the pentamidine and ?-amylase treatment destroyed the structure of the bacterial cell membranes, which led to cell death. These results were used to further explore these inhibitors and the mechanisms by which they act. Downregulated expression levels were observed for a number of genes coding for hemagglutinins and gingipains, and various genes involved in hemin uptake, chromosome replication and energy production. However, the expression levels of genes associated with iron storage and oxidative stress were upregulated by ?-amylase and pentamidine. A greater effect was noted in response to pentamidine treatment. The results of the present study demonstrate promising therapeutic potential for ?-amylases and pentamidine. These molecules have the potential to be used to develop novel drugs and broaden the availability of pharmacological tools for the attenuation of oral infections caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis. PMID:25846026

  3. Porphyromonas gingivalis decreases osteoblast proliferation through IL-6-RANKL/OPG and MMP-9/TIMPs pathways

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    Le Xuan; Laflamme Claude; Rouabhia Mahmoud

    2009-01-01

    Background: Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important periodontal pathogen, is closely associated with inflammatory alveolar bone resorption. This bacterium exerts its pathogenic effect indirectly through multiple virulence factors, such as lipopolysaccharides, fimbriae, and proteases. Another possible pathogenic path may be through a direct interaction with the host?s soft and hard tissues (e.g., alveolar bone), which could lead to periodontitis. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the ...

  4. Phagocytosis of virulent Porphyromonas gingivalis by human polymorphonuclear leukocytes requires specific immunoglobulin G.

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    Cutler, C W; Kalmar, J R; Arnold, R R

    1991-01-01

    No studies to date clearly define the interactions between Porphyromonas gingivalis and human peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), nor has a protective role for antibody to P. gingivalis been defined. Using a fluorochrome phagocytosis microassay, we investigated PMN phagocytosis and killing of P. gingivalis as a function of P. gingivalis-specific antibody. Sera from a nonimmune rabbit and a healthy human subject were not opsonic for virulent P. gingivalis A7436, W83, and HG405...

  5. Identification of a Porphyromonas gingivalis Receptor for the Streptococcus gordonii SspB Protein

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    Chung, Whasun O; Demuth, Donald R.; Lamont, Richard J.

    2000-01-01

    Colonization of the plaque biofilm by the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is favored by the presence of antecedent organisms such as Streptococcus gordonii. Coadhesion between P. gingivalis and S. gordonii can be mediated by the SspB protein of S. gordonii; however, the P. gingivalis cognate receptor for this protein has not been identified. In this study, we identified a surface protein of P. gingivalis that interacts with the SspB protein. Coprecipitation between P. gingivalis outer ...

  6. Identification of essential genes of the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Klein Brian A

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium associated with periodontal disease onset and progression. Genetic tools for the manipulation of bacterial genomes allow for in-depth mechanistic studies of metabolism, physiology, interspecies and host-pathogen interactions. Analysis of the essential genes, protein-coding sequences necessary for survival of P. gingivalis by transposon mutagenesis has not previously been attempted due to the limitations of available transposon systems for the organism. We adapted a Mariner transposon system for mutagenesis of P. gingivalis and created an insertion mutant library. By analyzing the location of insertions using massively-parallel sequencing technology we used this mutant library to define genes essential for P. gingivalis survival under in vitro conditions. Results In mutagenesis experiments we identified 463 genes in P. gingivalis strain ATCC 33277 that are putatively essential for viability in vitro. Comparing the 463 P. gingivalis essential genes with previous essential gene studies, 364 of the 463 are homologues to essential genes in other species; 339 are shared with more than one other species. Twenty-five genes are known to be essential in P. gingivalis and B. thetaiotaomicron only. Significant enrichment of essential genes within Cluster of Orthologous Groups ‘D’ (cell division, ‘I’ (lipid transport and metabolism and ‘J’ (translation/ribosome were identified. Previously, the P. gingivalis core genome was shown to encode 1,476 proteins out of a possible 1,909; 434 of 463 essential genes are contained within the core genome. Thus, for the species P. gingivalis twenty-two, seventy-seven and twenty-three percent of the genome respectively are devoted to essential, core and accessory functions. Conclusions A Mariner transposon system can be adapted to create mutant libraries in P. gingivalis amenable to analysis by next-generation sequencing technologies. In silico analysis of genes essential for in vitro growth demonstrates that although the majority are homologous across bacterial species as a whole, species and strain-specific subsets are apparent. Understanding the putative essential genes of P. gingivalis will provide insights into metabolic pathways and niche adaptations as well as clinical therapeutic strategies.

  7. Intra- and inter-individual comparison of Porphyromonas gingivalis genotypes.

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    Saarela, M; Stucki, A M; von Troil-Lindén, B; Alaluusua, S; Jousimies-Somer, H; Asikainen, S

    1993-03-01

    Genetic analysis of 31 clinical strains of Porphyromonas gingivalis isolated from nine subjects, 2-6 strains per subject, was performed by Southern hybridization. Chromosomal DNA was extracted by the method of Moncla et al. [1] and digested to completion with restriction endonucleases PstI, ClaI and BglI. The DNA fragments were separated electrophoretically on agarose gels, transferred to nylon membranes and hybridized to the non-radioactively labelled plasmid pKK 3535 which contains the rmB ribosomal RNA operon of the Escherichia coli chromosome. Of the three enzymes, BglI was the most suitable for the genetic analysis of P. gingivalis. With this enzyme, the intra-individual strains were shown to be identical in eight of the nine subjects, whereas inter-individual strains were different. PMID:8390897

  8. Binding and accumulation of hemin in Porphyromonas gingivalis are induced by hemin.

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    Genco, C. A.; Odusanya, B M; Brown, G.

    1994-01-01

    Although hemin is an essential nutrient for the black-pigmented oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, the mechanisms involved in hemin binding and uptake are poorly defined. In this study, we have examined the binding of hemin and Congo red (CR) to P. gingivalis whole cells and have defined the conditions for maximal binding. Additionally, the accumulation of hemin by P. gingivalis under growing conditions has been characterized. P. gingivalis A7436 was grown under hemin- or iron-deplete c...

  9. The Porphyromonas gingivalis Ferric Uptake Regulator Orthologue Binds Hemin and Regulates Hemin-Responsive Biofilm Development

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    Butler, Catherine A.; Dashper, Stuart G; Zhang, Lianyi; Seers, Christine A; Mitchell, Helen L.; Deanne V. Catmull; Glew, Michelle D; Heath, Jacqueline E.; TAN, YAN; Khan, Hasnah S. G.; Reynolds, Eric C

    2014-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative pathogen associated with the biofilm-mediated disease chronic periodontitis. P. gingivalis biofilm formation is dependent on environmental heme for which P. gingivalis has an obligate requirement as it is unable to synthesize protoporphyrin IX de novo, hence P. gingivalis transports iron and heme liberated from the human host. Homeostasis of a variety of transition metal ions is often mediated in Gram-negative bacteria at the transcriptional level b...

  10. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola Mixed Microbial Infection in a Rat Model of Periodontal Disease

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    Raj K. Verma; Sunethra Rajapakse; Archana Meka; Clayton Hamrick; Sheela Pola; Indraneel Bhattacharyya; Madhu Nair; Wallet, Shannon M; Ikramuddin Aukhil; Lakshmyya Kesavalu

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola are periodontal pathogens that express virulence factors associated with the pathogenesis of periodontitis. In this paper we tested the hypothesis that P. gingivalis and T. denticola are synergistic in terms of virulence; using a model of mixed microbial infection in rats. Groups of rats were orally infected with either P. gingivalis or T. denticola or mixed microbial infections for 7 and 12 weeks. P. gingivalis genomic DNA was detected more fr...

  11. Purificación y caracterización de lipopolisacáridos de Eikenella corrodens 23834 y Porphyromonas gingivalis W83

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    Diego Fernando Gualtero Escobar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Título corto: Metodología para el aislamiento e identificación  de LPS de periodonto-patógenosTítulo en inglés: Purification and characterization of lipopolysaccharide from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83Resumen: La purificación de lipopolisacáridos (LPS o endotoxinas y su caracterización es un aspecto esencial para estudios que buscan aclarar el papel de estas biomoléculas de bacterias Gram negativas presentes en la cavidad oral y su relación con enfermedades locales periodontales y sistémicas. Este estudio implementa una metodología para la extracción, purificación y caracterización de LPS a partir de bacteria completa de Eikenella corrodens 23834 y Porphyromonas gingivalis W83,  utilizando técnicas previamente descritas. La extracción cruda de LPS se realizó con fenol-agua caliente; la purificación se realizó con tratamiento enzimático con nucleasas y proteasa, seguido de cromatografía de exclusión por tamaño (Sephacryl S-200 HR con deoxicolato de sodio como fase móvil. La caracterización de los extractos purificados se realizó por barrido espectrofotométrico, pruebas bioquímicas de electroforesis SDS-PAGE, ensayo Purpald y la prueba cromogénica de LAL. Como control para la identificación y caracterización de los extractos purificados se utilizaron LPS comerciales de Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Rodobacter sphaeroides y Porphyromonas gingivalis. La metodología implementada permitió la obtención de LPS de elevada pureza con la identificación de KDO o heptosas, un quimiotipo de LPS-S (liso para E. corrodens y LPS-SR (semi-rugoso para P. gingivalis W83. Ambos LPS purificados mostraron capacidad endotóxica a bajas concentraciones. La metodología implementada en este estudio para la purificación y caracterización de LPS a partir de bacteria completa  fue eficiente al compararla con los LPS comerciales.Palabras clave: endotoxinas, cromatografía, ácido 2-ceto-3-desoxioctulosónico (KDO, test LAL, periodontitis.Abstract: Purification of lipopolysaccharide (LPS or endotoxins and its characterization is an important aspect for studies aimed at clarifying the role of these biomolecules from Gram negative bacteria present in the oral cavity and its relationship with periodontal and systemic diseases. This study describes an extraction, purification and characterization method of LPS from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83. LPS extraction was performed using hot phenol-water; the purification was done with nuclease and protease enzymatic treatment, followed by size-exclusion chromatography (Sephacryl S-200 HR with sodium deoxycholate as mobile phase. The characterization of the purified extracts was performed by spectrophotometric scanning, SDS-PAGE biochemical tests, Purpald assay and chromogenic LAL test. As control, commercial LPS from Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, P. gingivalis, and Rodobacter sphaeroides were used. The methodology mentioned above had allowed obtaining high purity LPS by identifying KDO or heptoses, a chemotype S-LPS (smooth to E. corrodens; SR-LPS (semi-rough for P. gingivalis W83. Both purified LPS showed endotoxic capacity at low concentrations. The methodology used in this study for purification and characterization of LPS from the whole bacteria was efficient when compared with commercial LPS.Key words: endotoxin, 2-keto-3-deoxyoctonate (KDO, Chromatography, Limulus test (LAL, periodontitis.

  12. Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and Prevotella nigrescens spp. Isolated in Spain

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    Andrés, María T.; Chung, Whasun O.; Roberts, Marilyn C.; Fierro, José F.

    1998-01-01

    The susceptibilities of 143 Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and Prevotella nigrescens isolates to 18 antimicrobial agents were tested. All P. gingivalis isolates were susceptible. In contrast, some Prevotella spp. (17%) were resistant to ?-lactams, erythromycin, clindamycin, or tetracycline and carried resistance genes, ermF or tetQ, or ?-lactamases.

  13. Influence of immunization on Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization and invasion in the mouse chamber model.

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    Genco, C. A.; Kapczynski, D R; Cutler, C W; Arko, R J; Arnold, R R

    1992-01-01

    The effects of immunization with invasive or noninvasive Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis strains on the pathogenesis of infection in a mouse chamber model were examined. BALB/c mice were immunized by a single injection of heat-killed P. gingivalis invasive strain A7436 or W83 or noninvasive strain 33277, HG405, or 381 directly into subcutaneous chambers. P. gingivalis-specific antibody was detected in chamber fluid 21 days postimmunization, and mice were subsequently challenged by inje...

  14. Resistance of a Tn4351-generated polysaccharide mutant of Porphyromonas gingivalis to polymorphonuclear leukocyte killing.

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    Genco, C. A.; Schifferle, R E; Njoroge, T; Forng, R Y; Cutler, C W

    1995-01-01

    In this study, we describe the development of an efficient transpositional mutagenesis system for Porphyromonas gingivalis using the Bacteroides fragilis transposon Tn4351. Using this system, we have isolated and characterized a Tn4351-generated mutant of P. gingivalis A7436, designated MSM-1, which exhibits enhanced resistance to polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) phagocytosis and killing. P. gingivalis MSM-1 was initially selected based on its colony morphology; MSM-1 appeared as a mucoid, b...

  15. The atherogenic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis evades circulating phagocytes by adhering to erythrocytes

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    Belstrøm, Daniel; Holmstrup, Palle; Damgaard, Christian; Borch, Tanja Skuldbøl; Skjødt, Mikkel-Ole; Bendtzen, Klaus; Nielsen, Claus Kim Hostein

    2011-01-01

    A relationship between periodontitis and coronary heart disease has been investigated intensively. A pathogenic role for the oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis has been suggested for both diseases. We examined whether complement activation by P. gingivalis strain ATCC 33277 allows the bacterium to adhere to human red blood cells (RBCs) and thereby evade attack by circulating phagocytes. On incubation with normal human serum, the P. gingivalis strain efficiently fixed complement component 3 ...

  16. Porphyromonas gingivalis Peptidoglycans Induce Excessive Activation of the Innate Immune System in Silkworm Larvae*

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    Ishii, Kenichi; Hamamoto, Hiroshi; Imamura, Katsutoshi; Adachi, Tatsuo; Shoji, Mikio; Nakayama, Koji; Sekimizu, Kazuhisa

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis, a pathogen that causes inflammation in human periodontal tissue, killed silkworm (Bombyx mori, Lepidoptera) larvae when injected into the blood (hemolymph). Silkworm lethality was not rescued by antibiotic treatment, and heat-killed bacteria were also lethal. Heat-killed bacteria of mutant P. gingivalis strains lacking virulence factors also killed silkworms. Silkworms died after injection of peptidoglycans purified from P. gingivalis (pPG), and pPG toxicity was bloc...

  17. Porphyromonas gingivalis virulence factors involved in subversion of leukocytes and microbial dysbiosis.

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    Zenobia, Camille; Hajishengallis, George

    2015-01-01

    The oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis has special nutrient requirements due to its asaccharolytic nature subsisting on small peptides cleaved from host proteins. Using proteases and other virulence factors, P. gingivalis thrives as a component of a polymicrobial community in nutritionally favorable inflammatory environments. In this regard, P. gingivalis has a number of strategies that subvert the host immune response in ways that promote its colonization and facilitate the outgrowth of the surrounding microbial community. The focus of this review is to discuss at the molecular level how P. gingivalis subverts leukocytes to create a favorable environment for a select community of bacteria that, in turn, adversely affects the periodontal tissues. PMID:25654623

  18. Asociación de la severidad de la periodontitis con niveles de cotinina y Porphyromonas gingivalis / Association between the severity of periodontitis with cotinine levels and Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Carlos Martín, Ardila Medina; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán Zuluaga; Maria Adelaida, Vélez Echeverri.

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: la cotinina aumenta los efectos de las toxinas producidas por los periodontopatógenos y se ha observado que el hábito de fumar altera la respuesta humoral e incrementa la infectividad de la Porphyromonas gingivalis. Objetivo: investigar la asociación entre los niveles de cotinina, la sev [...] eridad y la extensión de la periodontitis, entre los niveles de cotinina y presencia de P. gingivalis. Método: en el presente estudio de corte transversal, el universo estuvo constituido por 108 sujetos. Los parámetros periodontales se midieron en seis sitios por diente en todos los dientes, se excluyó el tercer molar. Se tomaron muestras de P. gingivalis en las bolsas periodontales. Resultados: al comparar fumadores y no fumadores se observaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la profundidad de sondaje y en el nivel de inserción clínica, con peores condiciones periodontales en los fumadores (p Abstract in english Background: cotinine increases the effects of the toxins produced by periodontopathogens and it has been observed that the smoking habit alters the humoral response and decreases the effectiveness of Porphyromonas gingivalis. Objective: to investigate the association between the cotinine levels and [...] the severity and extent of periodontitis; as well as between the cotinine levels and the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis. Method: in the present cross-sectional study, the universe was composed of 108 individuals. The periodontal parameters were measured in six sites per tooth in all the teeth; the third molar was excluded. Some samples of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the periodontal pocket were taken. Results: when comparing smokers and non-smokers, differences statistically significant in the probing depth and in the clinical attachment level were observed with worse periodontal conditions in smokers (p

  19. The Cytochrome bd Oxidase of Porphyromonas gingivalis Contributes to Oxidative Stress Resistance and Dioxygen Tolerance

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    Leclerc, Julia; Rosenfeld, Eric; Trainini, Mathieu; Martin, Bénédicte; Meuric, Vincent; Bonnaure-Mallet, Martine; Baysse, Christine

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis is an etiologic agent of periodontal disease in humans. The disease is associated with the formation of a mixed oral biofilm which is exposed to oxygen and environmental stress, such as oxidative stress. To investigate possible roles for cytochrome bd oxidase in the growth and persistence of this anaerobic bacterium inside the oral biofilm, mutant strains deficient in cytochrome bd oxidase activity were characterized. This study demonstrated that the cytochrome bd oxidase of Porphyromonas gingivalis, encoded by cydAB, was able to catalyse O2 consumption and was involved in peroxide and superoxide resistance, and dioxygen tolerance. PMID:26629705

  20. A novel mouse model to study the virulence of and host response to Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis.

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    Genco, C. A.; Cutler, C W; Kapczynski, D; Maloney, K; Arnold, R R

    1991-01-01

    We describe here the development of a mouse subcutaneous chamber model that allows for the examination of host-parasite interactions as well as the determination of gross pathology with Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis challenge. When inoculated into stainless-steel chambers implanted subcutaneously in female BALB/c mice, P. gingivalis W83, W50, and A7436 (10(8) to 10(10) CFU) caused cachexia, ruffling, general erythema and phlegmonous, ulcerated, necrotic lesions, and death. P. gingiva...

  1. Immunization against Porphyromonas gingivalis inhibits progression of experimental periodontitis in nonhuman primates.

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    Persson, G R; Engel, D; Whitney, C.; Darveau, R; Weinberg, A.; Brunsvold, M; Page, R. C.

    1994-01-01

    Periodontitis is a common infectious disease in which the attachment tissues of the teeth and their alveolar bone housing are destroyed, resulting in tooth loss. The gram-negative anaerobic microorganism Porphyromonas gingivalis has been closely linked to severe forms of the disease. We show for the first time that immunization of the primate Macaca fascicularis with killed P. gingivalis in Syntex Adjuvant Formulation-M inhibits progression of periodontal tissue destruction.

  2. Porphyromonas gingivalis SerB mediated dephosphorylation of host cell cofilin modulates invasion efficiency

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    Moffatt, Catherine E.; Inaba, Hiroaki; Hirano, Takanori; Lamont, Richard J.

    2012-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis a host-adapted opportunistic pathogen produces a serine phosphatase, SerB, known to affect virulence, invasion and persistence within the host cell. SerB induces actin filament rearrangement in epithelial cells, but the mechanistic basis of this is not fully understood. Here we investigated the effects of SerB on the actin depolymerizing host protein cofilin. P. gingivalis infection resulted in the dephosphorylation of cofilin in gingival epithelial cells. In contrast...

  3. Hemoglobinase Activity of the Lysine Gingipain Protease (Kgp) of Porphyromonas gingivalis W83

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    Lewis, Janina P.; Dawson, Janet A.; Hannis, James C.; Muddiman, David; Macrina, Francis L.

    1999-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important periodontal disease pathogen, forms black-pigmented colonies on blood agar. Pigmentation is believed to result from accumulation of iron protoporphyrin IX (FePPIX) derived from erythrocytic hemoglobin. The Lys-X (Lys-gingipain) and Arg-X (Arg-gingipain) cysteine proteases of P. gingivalis bind and degrade erythrocytes. We have observed that mutations abolishing activity of the Lys-X-specific cysteine protease, Kgp, resulted in loss of black pigmentation ...

  4. OxyR Activation in Porphyromonas gingivalis in Response to a Hemin-Limited Environment

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    XIE, HUA; Zheng, Cunge

    2012-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative obligately anaerobic bacterium associated with several forms of periodontal disease, most closely with chronic periodontitis. Previous studies demonstrated that OxyR plays an important role in the aerotolerance of P. gingivalis by upregulating the expression of oxidative-stress genes. Increases in oxygen tension and in H2O2 both induce activation of OxyR. It is also known that P. gingivalis requires hemin as an iron source for its growth. In this st...

  5. Effect of simulated high-altitude hypoxia on Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Jing-jing HUANG

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective?To investigate the effects of simulated high-altitude hypoxia on the detection rate and endotoxin level of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg of subgingival bacterial plagues in rabbit periodontitis models. Methods?Forty male rabbits were randomly divided into four groups, namely, normoxia control group (group A1, normoxia experimental group (group A2, hypoxia control group (group B1, and hypoxia experimental group (group B2. Each group included 10 rabbits. Periodontitis models was established in groups A2 and B2 combined by ligating both lower central incisors with steel ligature and feeding periodontitis diets, and then the animals were housed in a hypoxia chamber (simulating 5000m altitude, 23h per day. Groups A1 and A2 were raised normal diet in normoxia environment. After eight weeks, the rabbit periodontitis model was evaluated by observing radiographic features of the X-ray films and histopathologic changes under a light microscope. Subgingival plague sample from periodontal pockets on both lower central incisors were collected for isolation, culture and identification of Pg, and for detection of the endotoxin level. Results?The histopathologic observation and X-ray examination results showed that the periodontitis of rabbits in group B2 was significantly more severe than that in group A2. The detection rates of Pg in group A1, A2, B1 and B2 was 0%, 50%, 55% and 95% (P < 0.05. Pg detection rate and endotoxin level were higher in group B2 (95%, 0.46±0.04EU/ml than in group A2 (50%, 0.38±0.02EU/ml, P < 0.05. Conclusions?The process speed and damage degree of periodontitis in hypoxic environment is higher than that in normoxic environment. Moreover, the hypoxic environment is more suitable in the colonization of Pg with higher endotoxin level in subgingival plague.

  6. Porphyromonas gingivalis: keeping the pathos out of the biont

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    Carla Cugini

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    Full Text Available The primary goal of the human microbiome initiative has been to increase our understanding of the structure and function of our indigenous microbiota and their effects on human health and predisposition to disease. Because of its clinical importance and accessibility for in vivo study, the oral biofilm is one of the best-understood microbial communities associated with the human body. Studies have shown that there is a succession of select microbial interactions that directs the maturation of a defined community structure, generating the formation of dental plaque. Although the initiating factors that lead to disease development are not clearly defined, in many individuals there is a fundamental shift from a health-associated biofilm community to one that is pathogenic in nature and a central player in the pathogenic potential of this community is the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis. This anaerobic bacterium is a natural member of the oral microbiome, yet it can become highly destructive (termed pathobiont and proliferate to high cell numbers in periodontal lesions, which is attributed to its arsenal of specialized virulence factors. Hence, this organism is regarded as a primary etiologic agent of periodontal disease progression. In this review, we summarize some of the latest information regarding what is known about its role in periodontitis, including pathogenic potential as well as ecological and nutritional parameters that may shift this commensal to a virulent state. We also discuss parallels between the development of pathogenic biofilms and the human cellular communities that lead to cancer, specifically we frame our viewpoint in the context of ‘wounds that fail to heal’.

  7. Porphyromonas gingivalis GroEL Induces Osteoclastogenesis of Periodontal Ligament Cells and Enhances Alveolar Bone Resorption in Rats

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    Lin, Feng-Yen; Hsiao, Fung-Ping; Huang, Chun-Yao; Shih, Chun-Ming; Tsao, Nai-Wen; Tsai, Chien-Sung; Yang, Shue-Fen; Chang, Nen-Chung; Hung, Shan-Ling; Lin, Yi-Wen

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major periodontal pathogen that contains a variety of virulence factors. The antibody titer to P. gingivalis GroEL, a homologue of HSP60, is significantly higher in periodontitis patients than in healthy control subjects, suggesting that P. gingivalis GroEL is a potential stimulator of periodontal disease. However, the specific role of GroEL in periodontal disease remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effect of P. gingivalis GroEL on human periodontal ligame...

  8. Identification of a Porphyromonas gingivalis receptor for the Streptococcus gordonii SspB protein.

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    Chung, W O; Demuth, D R; Lamont, R J

    2000-12-01

    Colonization of the plaque biofilm by the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is favored by the presence of antecedent organisms such as Streptococcus gordonii. Coadhesion between P. gingivalis and S. gordonii can be mediated by the SspB protein of S. gordonii; however, the P. gingivalis cognate receptor for this protein has not been identified. In this study, we identified a surface protein of P. gingivalis that interacts with the SspB protein. Coprecipitation between P. gingivalis outer membrane proteins and purified SspB protein demonstrated that a 100-kDa P. gingivalis protein bound to SspB. The 100-kDa protein also bound to an engineered strain of Enterococcus faecalis that expresses the SspB protein on the cell surface. Monospecific polyclonal antibodies to the 100-kDa protein inhibited the binding between P. gingivalis and S. gordonii in a dose-dependent manner up to 86%. Amino acid sequencing of the 100-kDa protein showed homology to a protein previously identified as the P. gingivalis minor fimbria. The minor fimbrial protein may exist as a complex with a hemagglutinin-like protein since the genes encoding these proteins are adjacent on the chromosome and are cotranscribed. Thus, the P. gingivalis receptor for S. gordonii SspB is a 100-kDa protein that structurally may be a minor fimbria-protein complex and functionally effectuates coadhesion. PMID:11083792

  9. Comparative genomics and proteomics of 13 Porphyromonas gingivalis strains

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    Tsute Chen

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available At the current time, genome sequences of a total of 13 Porphyromonas gingivalis strains are available, including five completed genomes (strains ATCC 33277, HG66, TDC60, JCVISC001, and W83 and eight high-coverage draft sequences (F0185, F0566, F0568, F0569, F0570, SJD2, W4087, and W50 that are assembled into fewer than 300 contigs. This study compared these genomes at both nucleotide and protein sequence levels in order to understand their phylogenetic and functional relatedness. There are four copies of 16S rRNA gene sequences in each of the strains of ATCC 33277, HG66, TDC60, and W83 and one copy in the other nine genomes. These 25 16S rRNA sequences represent only 13 unique sequences. The five copies in W83 and W50 are identical and the three copies in HG66 are identical to the four copies in ATCC 33277, suggesting close evolutionary lineage between W83 and W50, as well as HG66 and ATCC 33277. Genome-wide comparison based on “Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology” (RAST also showed that for the overall biological functions of the genomes, W83 is closer to W50, and HG66 to ATCC33277, than to other genomes. The comparison of the RAST subsystems identified biological functions that are unique to individual, shared by some, or by all genomes. Functions unique to individual genomes include: a tetracycline resistance protein TetQ, DNA metabolism gene YcfH, and DNA repair gene exonuclease SbcC (only in SJD2; very-short-patch mismatch repair endonuclease and a phage packaging terminase similar to Bacteroides phage B124-14 (in W4087; an internalin similar to a Listeria surface virulence protein (W83; a Type I restriction-modification system (F0569; an iron acquisition/heme transport protein (F0566; colicin I receptor and carbamoylputrescine amidase (W50; L-serine dehydratase (TDC60; and spermidine synthase and ribokinase (JCVISC001. The results also identified biological functions that are missing in individual or several genomes. For example, JCVISC001 does not contain the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats system – a prokaryotic immune system that confers resistance to foreign genetic elements such as plasmids and phages. Some genomes are enriched with multiple copies of certain genes [e.g., TDC60, W50, and W83 encode 2–4 copies of 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (amylomaltase in glycan metabolism], while others only have a single copy in the genome. Complete results of this study will be presented and available online for download.

  10. The atherogenic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis evades circulating phagocytes by adhering to erythrocytes

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    Belstrøm, Daniel; Holmstrup, Palle; Damgaard, Christian; Borch, Tanja S; Skjødt, Mikkel-Ole; Bendtzen, Klaus; Nielsen, Claus H

    2011-01-01

    A relationship between periodontitis and coronary heart disease has been investigated intensively. A pathogenic role for the oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis has been suggested for both diseases. We examined whether complement activation by P. gingivalis strain ATCC 33277 allows the...... bacterium to adhere to human red blood cells (RBCs) and thereby evade attack by circulating phagocytes. On incubation with normal human serum, the P. gingivalis strain efficiently fixed complement component 3 (C3). Incubation of bacteria with washed whole blood cells suspended in autologous serum resulted...... P. gingivalis exploits RBCs as a transport vehicle, rendering it inaccessible to attack by phagocytes, and by doing so plays a role in the development of systemic diseases....

  11. Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate attenuates Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis.

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    Cai, Yu; Kurita-Ochiai, Tomoko; Hashizume, Tomomi; Yamamoto, Masafumi

    2013-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) ameliorates Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. EGCG is a polyphenol extract from green tea with health benefits and P. gingivalis is shown here to accelerate atheroma formation in a murine model. Apolipoprotein E knockout mice were administered EGCG or vehicle in drinking water; they were then fed high-fat diets and injected with P. gingivalis three times a week for 3 weeks. Mice were then killed at 15 weeks. Atherosclerotic plaques in the proximal aorta were determined by Oil Red O staining. Atherosclerosis risk factors in serum, liver or aorta were analysed using cytokine antibody arrays, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and real-time PCR. Atherosclerotic lesion areas of the aortic sinus caused by P. gingivalis infection decreased in EGCG-treated groups, wherein EGCG reduced the production of C-reactive protein, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and slightly lowered LDL/very LDL cholesterol in P. gingivalis-challenged mice serum. Furthermore, the increase in CCL2, MMP-9, ICAM-1, HSP60, CD44, LOX-1, NOX-4, p22phox and iNOS gene expression levels in the aorta of P. gingivalis-challenged mice were reduced in EGCG-treated mice. However, HO-1 mRNA levels were elevated by EGCG treatment, suggesting that EGCG, as a natural substance, inhibits P. gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis through anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. PMID:23620122

  12. Hemin uptake in Porphyromonas gingivalis: Omp26 is a hemin-binding surface protein.

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    Bramanti, T E; Holt, S.C.

    1993-01-01

    A 26-kDa outer membrane protein (Omp26) has been proposed to play a role in hemin acquisition by Porphyromonas gingivalis (T. E. Bramanti and S. C. Holt, J. Bacteriol. 174:5827-5839, 1992). We studied [55Fe]hemin uptake in P. gingivalis grown under conditions of hemin starvation (Omp26 expressed on the outer membrane surface) and hemin excess (Omp26 not expressed on surface). [55Fe]hemin uptake occurred rapidly in hemin-starved cells which incorporated up to 70% of total [55Fe]hemin within 3 ...

  13. Adhesion Molecule Deficiencies Increase Porphyromonas gingivalis-Induced Alveolar Bone Loss in Mice

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    Baker, Pamela J.; DuFour, Lisa; Dixon, Mark; Roopenian, Derry. C.

    2000-01-01

    Alveolar bone resorption can be induced in specific-pathogen-free mice by oral infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. J. Baker, R. T. Evans, and D. C. Roopenian, Arch. Oral Biol. 39:1035–1040, 1994). Here we used a mouse strain, C57BL/6J, which is relatively resistant to P. gingivalis-induced bone loss to examine whether partial or complete deletion of various adhesion molecules would increase susceptibility. Complete deletion of P-selectin or nearly complete lack of expression of interc...

  14. Roles of porphyrins and host iron transport proteins in regulation of growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis W50.

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    Bramanti, T E; Holt, S.C.

    1991-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis (Bacteroides gingivalis) requires iron in the form of hemin for growth and virulence in vitro, but the contributions of the porphyrin ring structure, porphyrin-associated iron, host hemin-sequestering molecules, and host iron-withholding proteins to its survival are unknown. Therefore, the effects of various porphyrins, host iron transport proteins, and inorganic iron sources on the growth of P. gingivalis W50 were examined to delineate the various types of iron molec...

  15. LPS from Porphyromonas gingivalis increases the sensitivity of contractile response mediated by endothelin-B (ET(B)) receptors in cultured endothelium-intact rat coronary arteries

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    Ghorbani, Bahareh; Holmstrup, Palle; Edvinsson, Lars; Kristiansen, Kim A; Sheykhzade, Majid

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of our study was to examine if lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.g.) modifies the vasomotor responses to Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and Sarafotoxin 6c (S6c) in rat coronary arteries. The arteries were studied directly or following organ culture for 24h in absence and presence of 2.5EU/ml LPS. The contractile responses of coronary arteries were investigated by using the selective ETB receptor agonist S6c (1 pM-0.3µM) and ET-1 (1 pM-0.3µM). The functional studies demon...

  16. Antibody-dependent alternate pathway of complement activation in opsonophagocytosis of Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Cutler, C W; Kalmar, J R; Arnold, R R

    1991-01-01

    It has been suggested that the ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis to proteolyse complement, as well as its production of a capsule, contributes to resistance to phagocytosis by polymorphonuclear leukocytes. In this report, the opsonic role of serum complement and its activation pathways were investigated, using individual sera heat treated or depleted of factors B, C2, and C1q and the divalent cations Mg2+ and Ca2+. A fluorochrome microassay was used to quantitate phagocytosis of P. gingival...

  17. Divergence of the systemic immune response following oral infection with distinct strains of Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Marchesan, J.T.; Morelli, T.; Lundy, S. K.; Jiao, Y.; Lim, S; Inohara, N; Nunez, G.; Fox, D.A.; Giannobile, W.V.

    2012-01-01

    Periodontitis is a polymicrobial oral infection characterized by the destruction of tooth-supporting structures that can be linked to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium implicated in the etiology of periodontitis, has shown variation in inducing T-cell responses among different strains. Therefore, in this study we investigated the strain-specific immune response using a murine experimental model of periodon...

  18. Communication: Antimicrobial Activity of SMAP28 with a Targeting Domain for Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Bratt, Carol L.; Kohlgraf, Karl G.; Yohnke, Katie; Kummet, Colleen; Dawson, Deborah V; Brogden, Kim A

    2010-01-01

    Antibiotic therapy is often used with mechanical therapy to treat periodontal disease. However, complications associated with antibiotic use can occur. A ‘bacteria-specific’ targeted approach would eliminate some of these complications and kill specific periodontopathogens without harming the commensal bacteria. One such approach is to couple antimicrobial peptides to a ligand, pheromone, or antibody specific for the periodontopathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis. To assess the feasibility of t...

  19. Saliva Enables the Antimicrobial Activity of LL-37 in the Presence of Proteases of Porphyromonas gingivalis ? †

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    Gutner, Michal; Chaushu, Stella; Balter, Daniela; Bachrach, Gilad

    2009-01-01

    Proteolysis is a common microbial virulence mechanism that enables the destruction of host tissue and evasion from host defense mechanisms. Antimicrobial peptides, also known as host defense peptides, are effector molecules of the innate immunity that demonstrate a broad range of antimicrobial and immunoregulatory activities. Deficiency of the human LL-37 antimicrobial peptide was previously correlated with severe periodontal disease. Porphyromonas gingivalis, the major pathogen associated wi...

  20. Inducible expression of a Porphyromonas gingivalis W83 membrane-associated protease.

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    Park, Y.; Lu, B; Mazur, C; McBride, B. C.

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    The Tpr protease of Porphyromonas gingivalis W83 is a membrane-associated enzyme capable of hydrolyzing a chromogenic bacterial collagenase substrate. An isogenic mutant lacking a functional tpr gene had a greatly reduced ability to hydrolyze the collagenase substrate. Activity was restored to the tpr mutant by introducing a shuttle plasmid containing the tpr gene. Expression of the gene is induced by nutrient limitation, as shown by enzymatic and Northern analyses.

  1. Inhibition of Trypsin-Like Cysteine Proteinases (Gingipains) from Porphyromonas gingivalis by Tetracycline and Its Analogues

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    Imamura, Takahisa; MATSUSHITA, Kenji; Travis, James; Potempa, Jan

    2001-01-01

    Extracellular cysteine proteinases, referred to as gingipains, are considered important virulence factors for Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium recognized as a major etiologic agent of chronic periodontitis. We investigated the effect of tetracycline and its analogues, doxycycline and minocycline, on the enzymatic activities of gingipains. Tetracyclines at 100 μM totally inhibited the amidolytic activity of arginine-specific gingipains (HRgpA and RgpB). In contrast, inhibition of Kgp was ...

  2. Detection and comparison of specific hemin binding by Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia.

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    Tompkins, G R; Wood, D P; Birchmeier, K R

    1997-01-01

    A radioligand assay was designed to detect and compare specific hemin binding by the periodontal anaerobic black-pigmenting bacteria (BPB) Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia. The assay included physiological concentrations of the hemin-binding protein rabbit serum albumin (RSA) to prevent self-aggregation and nonspecific interaction of hemin with cellular components. Under these conditions, heme-starved P. intermedia cells (two strains) expressed a single binding site species ...

  3. Purification and characterization of three types of proteases from culture supernatants of Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Hinode, D; Hayashi, H.; Nakamura, R.

    1991-01-01

    Three types of caseinolytic proteases (Pase-A, Pase-B, and Pase-C) were isolated and purified from culture supernatants of Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 by the combined procedures of acetone precipitation, gel filtration, solubilization with octylthioglucoside followed by affinity chromatography on arginine-Sepharose 4B, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) on Biofine IEC-DEAE, and HPLC on TSK-G4000SW. By sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Pase-A and -B showed ...

  4. Discrete Protein Determinant Directs the Species-Specific Adherence of Porphyromonas gingivalis to Oral Streptococci

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    Demuth, Donald R.; Irvine, Douglas C.; Costerton., J.W.; Cook, Guy S.; Lamont, Richard J.

    2001-01-01

    For pathogens to survive in the human oral cavity, they must identify a suitable niche in the complex multispecies biofilm that exists on oral tissues. The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis adheres to Streptococcus gordonii by interacting with a specific region of the streptococcal SspB polypeptide, designated BAR. However, it does not adhere to Streptococcus mutans, which expresses SpaP, a highly conserved homolog of SspB. Comparison of the predicted secondary structure of BAR wi...

  5. Decreased interleukin-2 responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis in generalized aggressive periodontitis

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    Borch, Tanja Skuldbøl; Pedersen, Morten Løbner; Bendtzen, Klaus; Holmstrup, Palle; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Compromised T-cell responses to periodontal pathogens may contribute to the pathogenesis of generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). In this study, we attempted to characterize T-helper cell (Th1, Th2, and Th17) responses in patients with GAgP and healthy controls upon stimulation with disease-relevant pathogens. METHODS: Mononuclear cells (MNCs) from 10 white patients with GAgP and 10 white controls were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis American Type Culture Collection (...

  6. Porphyromonas gingivalis Stimulates Bone Resorption by Enhancing RANKL (Receptor Activator of NF-?B Ligand) through Activation of Toll-like Receptor 2 in Osteoblasts.

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    Kassem, Ali; Henning, Petra; Lundberg, Pernilla; Souza, Pedro P C; Lindholm, Catharina; Lerner, Ulf H

    2015-08-14

    Periodontitis has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis. In experimental arthritis, concomitant periodontitis caused by oral infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis enhances articular bone loss. The aim of this study was to investigate how lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from P. gingivalis stimulates bone resorption. The effects by LPS P. gingivalis and four other TLR2 ligands on bone resorption, osteoclast formation, and gene expression in wild type and Tlr2-deficient mice were assessed in ex vivo cultures of mouse parietal bones and in an in vivo model in which TLR2 agonists were injected subcutaneously over the skull bones. LPS P. gingivalis stimulated mineral release and matrix degradation in the parietal bone organ cultures by increasing differentiation and formation of mature osteoclasts, a response dependent on increased RANKL (receptor activator of NF-?B ligand). LPS P. gingivalis stimulated RANKL in parietal osteoblasts dependent on the presence of TLR2 and through a MyD88 and NF-?B-mediated mechanism. Similarly, the TLR2 agonists HKLM, FSL1, Pam2, and Pam3 stimulated RANKL in osteoblasts and parietal bone resorption. LPS P. gingivalis and Pam2 robustly enhanced osteoclast formation in periosteal/endosteal cell cultures by increasing RANKL. LPS P. gingivalis and Pam2 also up-regulated RANKL and osteoclastic genes in vivo, resulting in an increased number of periosteal osteoclasts and immense bone loss in wild type mice but not in Tlr2-deficient mice. These data demonstrate that LPS P. gingivalis stimulates periosteal osteoclast formation and bone resorption by stimulating RANKL in osteoblasts via TLR2. This effect might be important for periodontal bone loss and for the enhanced bone loss seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients with concomitant periodontal disease. PMID:26085099

  7. Electrical enhancement of chlorhexidine efficacy against the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis within a biofilm.

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    Lasserre, Jérôme F; Leprince, Julian G; Toma, Selena; Brecx, Michel C

    2015-10-01

    Electric currents have been shown to promote the antimicrobial effectiveness of several biocides against microbial biofilms. Therefore, the objective of this work was to test the null hypothesis that low electric direct currents (DC) do not influence chlorhexidine (CHX) efficacy against the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis within a biofilm. A brain heart infusion medium inoculated with Streptococcus gordonii and P. gingivalis was perfused for 7 days in anaerobiosis through two modified Robbins devices (MRD) assembled in parallel. Biofilms grew on hydroxyapatite discs placed at the bottom of the MRD plugs, and were then treated for 10 min with either CHX or CHX/DC (1.5 mA or 10 mA). The bactericidal effect against biofilms was then evaluated by comparing the mean proportions of P. gingivalis killed. In the first series of experiments (CHX ± 1.5mA), the proportions of P. gingivalis killed were 81.1% for biofilms undergoing CHX and 79.1% when they were additionally treated with 1.5mA (p>0.05). In the second series (CHX ± 10mA), the viability of P.gingivalis was reduced by 87.3% with CHX and 98.9% when CHX was supplemented with 10mA (p<0.01). The null hypothesis was rejected, since a significant enhancement of the chlorhexidine 0.2% efficacy against P.gingivalis was observed when applying 10mA currents. PMID:26571378

  8. Asociación de la severidad de la periodontitis con niveles de cotinina y Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Carlos Martín Ardila Medina

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la cotinina aumenta los efectos de las toxinas producidas por los periodontopatógenos y se ha observado que el hábito de fumar altera la respuesta humoral e incrementa la infectividad de la Porphyromonas gingivalis. Objetivo: investigar la asociación entre los niveles de cotinina, la severidad y la extensión de la periodontitis, entre los niveles de cotinina y presencia de P. gingivalis. Método: en el presente estudio de corte transversal, el universo estuvo constituido por 108 sujetos. Los parámetros periodontales se midieron en seis sitios por diente en todos los dientes, se excluyó el tercer molar. Se tomaron muestras de P. gingivalis en las bolsas periodontales. Resultados: al comparar fumadores y no fumadores se observaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la profundidad de sondaje y en el nivel de inserción clínica, con peores condiciones periodontales en los fumadores (p < 0.001. Se encontró P. gingivalis en 64 sujetos (59, 3 % y niveles de cotinina ? 10 ng/ml en 25 pacientes (23, 1 %. Se observó una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre periodontitis avanzada y niveles de cotinina ? 10 ng/ml (p < 0.001, y entre niveles de cotinina ? 10 ng/ml y presencia de P. gingivalis (p < 0.05. Conclusiones: los niveles de cotinina en suero ? 10 ng/ml se asociaron con bolsas periodontales más profundas y mayor pérdida de inserción; igualmente se encontró asociación entre cotinina y P. gingivalis,con peores condiciones clínicas periodontales en los sujetos fumadores.

  9. Porphyromonas gingivalis induce apoptosis in human gingival epithelial cells through a gingipain-dependent mechanism

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    Garcia Carlos A

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis has been shown to modulate apoptosis in different cell types, but its effect on epithelial cells remains unclear. Results We demonstrate that primary human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs challenged with live P. gingivalis for 24 hours exhibit apoptosis, and we characterize this by M30 epitope detection, caspase-3 activity, DNA fragmentation and Annexin-V staining. Live bacteria strongly upregulated intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways. Pro-apoptotic molecules such as caspase-3, -8, -9, Bid and Bax were upregulated after 24 hours. The anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 was also upregulated, but this was not sufficient to ensure cell survival. The main P. gingivalis proteases arginine and lysine gingipains are necessary and sufficient to induce host cell apoptosis. Thus, live P. gingivalis can invoke gingival epithelial cell apoptosis in a time and dose dependent manner with significant apoptosis occurring between 12 and 24 hours of challenge via a gingipain-dependent mechanism. Conclusion The present study provides evidence that live, but not heat-killed, P. gingivalis can induce apoptosis after 24 hours of challenge in primary human gingival epithelial cells. Either arginine or lysine gingipains are necessary and sufficient factors in P. gingivalis elicited apoptosis.

  10. Prevalence of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Bacteroides forsythus in Chronic Periodontitis by Multiplex PCR

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    J. Faghri

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The present research decided to study prevalence of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Bacteroides forsythus in chronic periodontitis patient by use of Multiplex PCR. The subgingival plaque samples from 61 patients suffering from chronic periodontitis with probing depth PD?6 and 40 healthy controls were collected by sterile curette. In this study we used two species-specific Forward primers in combination with a single Reverse primer. These primers target variable and conserved region of 16S rRNA gene, respectively. The study included 61 patients (34 women, 27 men; 24-69 years of age; mean 43 and 40 periodontally healthy controls (22 Women, 18 men, 21-69 years in age; mean 41.35%. Porphyromonas gingivalis was detected in 51 samples (83.61% and 16 samples (40% of chronic periodontitis patients and healthy subjects, respectively and Bacteroides forsythus was detected in 32 samples (52.50% of chronic periodontitis patients and was not detected in any sample from healthy persons. We set up Multiplex PCR in order to detect P. gingivalis and B. forsythus simultaneously. The present data suggest that P. gingivalis is a more important cofactor in etiology of chronic periodontitis. Further studies are needed to determine spectrum of pathogenicity of the disease and effective management of diagnosis and treatment in order to decrease the risk of periodontic complicates such as systemic infection.

  11. Porphyromonas gingivalis Resistance to Polymyxin B Is Determined by the Lipid A 4?-Phosphatase, PGN_0524

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    Coats, Stephen R; To, Thao T; Jain, Sumita; Braham, Pamela H; Darveau, Richard P

    2009-01-01

    Aim To elucidate the genetic basis for the pronounced resistance that the oral pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), exhibits towards the cationic antimicrobial peptide, polymyxin B. Methodology A genetic screen of P. gingivalis clones generated by a Tn4400?-based random insertion mutagenesis strategy was performed to identify bacteria harboring novel genetic mutations that render P. gingivalis susceptible to killing by the cationic antimicrobial peptide, polymyxin B (PMB, 50 ?g·mL?1). Results P. gingivalis (ATCC 33277) is unusually resistant to the cationic antimicrobial peptide, PMB at relatively high concentrations (200 ?g·mL?1). Approximately 2,700 independent Tn4400?-derived mutants of P. gingivalis were examined for increased sensitivity to PMB killing at a relatively low dose (50 ?g·mL?1). A single PMB-sensitive mutant was obtained in this phenotypic screen. We determined that the Tn4400? transposon was integrated into the gene encoding the lipid A 4?-phosphatase, PGN_0524, demonstrating that this insertion event was responsible for its increased susceptibility of this clone to PMB-dependent killing. The resulting mutant strain, designated 0524-Tn4400?, was highly sensitive to PMB killing relative to wild-type P. gingivalis, and exhibited the same sensitivity as the previously characterized strain, 0524KO, which bears a genetically engineered deletion in the PGN_0524 locus. Positive ion mass spectrometric structural (MALDI-TOF MS) analyses revealed that lipid A isolates from 0524-Tn4400? and 0524KO strains displayed strikingly similar MALDI-TOF MS spectra that were substantially different from the wild-type P. gingivalis lipid A spectrum. Finally, intact 0524-Tn4400? and 0524KO mutant bacteria, as well as their corresponding LPS isolates, were significantly more potent in stimulating Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-dependent E-selectin expression in human endothelial cells relative to intact wild-type P. gingivalis or its corresponding LPS isolate. Conclusion The combined molecular evidence provided in this report suggests that PGN_0524, a lipid A 4?-phosphatase, is the sole genetic element conferring the ability of the periodontopathogen, P. gingivalis, to evade the killing activity of cationic antimicrobial peptides, such as PMB. These data strongly implicate PGN_0524 as a critical virulence factor for the ability of P. gingivalis to evade front-line host innate defenses that are dependent upon cationic antimicrobial peptide activity and TLR4 sensing. PMID:20657724

  12. The atherogenic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis evades circulating phagocytes by adhering to erythrocytes

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    BelstrØm, Daniel; Holmstrup, Palle

    2011-01-01

    A relationship between periodontitis and coronary heart disease has been investigated intensively. A pathogenic role for the oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis has been suggested for both diseases. We examined whether complement activation by P. gingivalis strain ATCC 33277 allows the bacterium to adhere to human red blood cells (RBCs) and thereby evade attack by circulating phagocytes. On incubation with normal human serum, the P. gingivalis strain efficiently fixed complement component 3 (C3). Incubation of bacteria with washed whole blood cells suspended in autologous serum resulted in a dose- and time-dependent adherence to RBCs. The adherence required functionally intact complement receptor 1 (CR1; also called CD35) on the RBCs and significantly inhibited the uptake of P. gingivalis by neutrophils and B cells within 1 min of incubation (by 64% and 51%, respectively) and that by monocytes after between 15 min and 30 min of incubation (by 66% and 53%, respectively). The attachment of C3b/iC3b to bacterium-bearing RBCs decreased progressively after 15 min, indicating that conversion of C3 fragments into C3dg occurred, decreasing the affinity for CR1 on RBCs. We propose that P. gingivalis exploits RBCs as a transport vehicle, rendering it inaccessible to attack by phagocytes, and by doing so plays a role in the development of systemic diseases.

  13. Polymersome-mediated intracellular delivery of antibiotics to treat Porphyromonas gingivalis-infected oral epithelial cells.

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    Wayakanon, Kornchanok; Thornhill, Martin H; Douglas, C W Ian; Lewis, Andrew L; Warren, Nicholas J; Pinnock, Abigail; Armes, Steven P; Battaglia, Giuseppe; Murdoch, Craig

    2013-11-01

    The gram-negative anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis colonizes the gingival crevice and is etiologically associated with periodontal disease that can lead to alveolar bone damage and resorption, promoting tooth loss. Although susceptible to antibiotics, P. gingivalis can evade antibiotic killing by residing within gingival keratinocytes. This provides a reservoir of organisms that may recolonize the gingival crevice once antibiotic therapy is complete. Polymersomes are nanosized amphiphilic block copolymer vesicles that can encapsulate drugs. Cells internalize polymersomes by endocytosis into early endosomes, where they are disassembled by the low pH, causing intracellular release of their drug load. In this study, polymersomes were used as vehicles to deliver antibiotics in an attempt to kill intracellular P. gingivalis within monolayers of keratinocytes and organotypic oral mucosal models. Polymersome-encapsulated metronidazole or doxycycline, free metronidazole, or doxycycline, or polymersomes alone as controls, were used, and the number of surviving intracellular P. gingivalis was quantified after host cell lysis. Polymersome-encapsulated metronidazole or doxycycline significantly (P<0.05) reduced the number of intracellular P. gingivalis in both monolayer and organotypic cultures compared to free antibiotic or polymersome alone controls. Polymersomes are effective delivery vehicles for antibiotics that do not normally gain entry to host cells. This approach could be used to treat recurrent periodontitis or other diseases caused by intracellular-dwelling organisms. PMID:23921377

  14. Modelación por homología de la proteína Luxs de Porphyromonas gingivalis cepa W83 Modelling by homology of Luxs protein in Porphyromonas gingivalis strain W83

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    A Díaz Caballero

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: En las proteínas no se logra siempre su cristalización, de buen tamaño y de buena calidad para someterla a difracción de rayos X. De tal manera que se abre un campo para el desarrollo de estudios teóricos moleculares y proteínicos, que permiten la representación de las moléculas en tres dimensiones, proporcionando una información espacial para estudiar la interacción entre ligandos y receptores macromoleculares. Materialesy Métodos: Estudio In silico, a partir del análisis de secuencias primarias de seis diferentes proteínas LuxS cristalizadas de diversas bacterias, se seleccionó la proteína 1J6X del Helicobacter pylori, por su similaridad con la secuencia de la proteína LuxS en Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis cepa W83, para producir un modelo por homología de esta proteína, utilizando los programas Sybyl y MOE. Se realizó un acoplamiento con el ligando natural para evaluar la reproducibilidad del modelo en un ambiente biológico. Resultados: Se desarrolló el modelado de la proteína LuxS de P. gingivalis cepa W83, que permite el acercamiento a una estructura que se propone, por la interacción entre la proteína y su ligando natural. El modelo generado con recursos computacionales logró una correcta estructura molecular que aceptó la realización de diversos cálculos. El acoplamiento demostró una cavidad donde se logran diversas posiciones del ligando con buenos resultados. Conclusiones: Se obtuvo un modelo 3D para la proteína LuxS en la P. gingivalis cepa W83 validado por diferentes métodos computacionales con una adecuada reproducibilidad biológica por medio del acoplamiento molecular.Background: Crystallization is not always achieved for all proteins in a good size and a good quality for X-ray diffraction. So that condition opens a field for the development of theoretical molecular and protein studies allowing the representation of the molecules in 3D, providing spatial information to study the interaction between ligands and macromolecular receptors. Materials and Methods: In silico study from primary sequence analysis of six different proteins LuxS crystallized of several bacteria. 1J6X protein of Helicobacter pylori was selected for its similarity with the LuxS protein sequence in Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis strain W83 to produce a homology model of this protein, using the Sybyl and MOE software. A docking was performed to assess the reproducibility of the model in a biological environment. Results: The LuxS protein modelling of P. gingivalis strain W83 was developed, which allows the approach to a proposed structure for the interaction between the protein and its natural ligand. The model generated with computational resources achieved the correct position and biological behavior by means of developed calculations. The docking showed a cavity in which the ligand adopted several positions with good results. Conclusions: A LuxS protein model was obtained, validated by different methods. This generated a 3D model for LuxS protein in P. gingivalis strain W83 with biological reproducibility by means of molecular docking.

  15. Modelación por homología de la proteína Luxs de Porphyromonas gingivalis cepa W83 / Modelling by homology of Luxs protein in Porphyromonas gingivalis strain W83

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    A, Díaz Caballero; E, Martínez Serrano; R, Vivas Reyes; L, Puerta Llerena; D, Méndez Cuadro; R, Cabrales Salgado; A, Padilla Rodríguez.

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: En las proteínas no se logra siempre su cristalización, de buen tamaño y de buena calidad para someterla a difracción de rayos X. De tal manera que se abre un campo para el desarrollo de estudios teóricos moleculares y proteínicos, que permiten la representación de las moléculas en tre [...] s dimensiones, proporcionando una información espacial para estudiar la interacción entre ligandos y receptores macromoleculares. Materialesy Métodos: Estudio In silico, a partir del análisis de secuencias primarias de seis diferentes proteínas LuxS cristalizadas de diversas bacterias, se seleccionó la proteína 1J6X del Helicobacter pylori, por su similaridad con la secuencia de la proteína LuxS en Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) cepa W83, para producir un modelo por homología de esta proteína, utilizando los programas Sybyl y MOE. Se realizó un acoplamiento con el ligando natural para evaluar la reproducibilidad del modelo en un ambiente biológico. Resultados: Se desarrolló el modelado de la proteína LuxS de P. gingivalis cepa W83, que permite el acercamiento a una estructura que se propone, por la interacción entre la proteína y su ligando natural. El modelo generado con recursos computacionales logró una correcta estructura molecular que aceptó la realización de diversos cálculos. El acoplamiento demostró una cavidad donde se logran diversas posiciones del ligando con buenos resultados. Conclusiones: Se obtuvo un modelo 3D para la proteína LuxS en la P. gingivalis cepa W83 validado por diferentes métodos computacionales con una adecuada reproducibilidad biológica por medio del acoplamiento molecular. Abstract in english Background: Crystallization is not always achieved for all proteins in a good size and a good quality for X-ray diffraction. So that condition opens a field for the development of theoretical molecular and protein studies allowing the representation of the molecules in 3D, providing spatial informat [...] ion to study the interaction between ligands and macromolecular receptors. Materials and Methods: In silico study from primary sequence analysis of six different proteins LuxS crystallized of several bacteria. 1J6X protein of Helicobacter pylori was selected for its similarity with the LuxS protein sequence in Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) strain W83 to produce a homology model of this protein, using the Sybyl and MOE software. A docking was performed to assess the reproducibility of the model in a biological environment. Results: The LuxS protein modelling of P. gingivalis strain W83 was developed, which allows the approach to a proposed structure for the interaction between the protein and its natural ligand. The model generated with computational resources achieved the correct position and biological behavior by means of developed calculations. The docking showed a cavity in which the ligand adopted several positions with good results. Conclusions: A LuxS protein model was obtained, validated by different methods. This generated a 3D model for LuxS protein in P. gingivalis strain W83 with biological reproducibility by means of molecular docking.

  16. Purificación de lipopolisacárido de porphyromonas gingivalis libre de polisacáridos utilizando cromatografía de alta resolución sephacryl s-200

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    Lafaurie Gloria; Perez Gerardo; Gualtero Diego; Castellanos Jaime

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue mejorar un método estándar para la purificación de lipopolisacárido (LPS) de Porphyromonas gingivalis libre de polisacáridos usando una estrategia de extracción, digestión enzimática y cromatografía de alta resolución. La bacteria P. gingivalis se cultivó en condiciones de anaerobiosis y se hizo extracción de las membranas con el método de fenol-agua. Luego de una digestión enzimática (DNAsa, RNAsa y proteasa) se separó el extracto por filtración por gel con Se...

  17. Arg-Gingipain A DNA Vaccine Induces Protective Immunity against Infection by Porphyromonas gingivalis in a Murine Model

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    Yonezawa, Hideo; Ishihara, Kazuyuki; Okuda, Katsuji

    2001-01-01

    Arginine-specific cysteine proteinases (RgpA and RgpB) produced by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis are suspected virulence factors and are involved in interrupting host defense mechanisms as well as in penetrating and destroying periodontal connective tissues. To induce a protective immune response against P. gingivalis, we constructed an rgpA DNA vaccine. BALB/c mice were immunized intradermally by Gene Gun with plasmid DNA carrying rgpA. Antibody responses against P. gingi...

  18. Importance of TLR2 in Early Innate Immune Response to Acute Pulmonary Infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis in Mice 1

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    Hajishengallis, George; Wang,Min; Bagby, Gregory J.; Nelson, Steve

    2008-01-01

    The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is implicated in certain systemic diseases including atherosclerosis and aspiration pneumonia. This organism induces innate responses predominantly through TLR2, which also mediates its ability to induce experimental periodontitis and accelerate atherosclerosis. Using a validated mouse model of intratracheal challenge, we investigated the role of TLR2 in the control of P. gingivalis acute pulmonary infection. TLR2-deficient mice elicited reduc...

  19. HmuY Haemophore and Gingipain Proteases Constitute a Unique Syntrophic System of Haem Acquisition by Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Smalley, John W; Byrne, Dominic P.; Birss, Andrew J; Wojtowicz, Halina; Sroka, Aneta; Potempa, Jan; Olczak, Teresa

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    Haem (iron protoporphyrin IX) is both an essential growth factor and virulence regulator for the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, which acquires it mainly from haemoglobin via the sequential actions of the R- and K-specific gingipain proteases. The haem-binding lipoprotein haemophore HmuY and its cognate receptor HmuR of P. gingivalis, are responsible for capture and internalisation of haem. This study examined the role of the HmuY in acquisition of haem from haemoglobin and the...

  20. Prospects for treatment of Porphyromonas gingivalis-mediated disease – immune-based therapy

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    Full Text Available Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth associated with a polymicrobial biofilm (subgingival plaque accreted to the tooth which results in destruction of the tooth's supporting tissues. A characteristic feature of the disease-associated plaque is the emergence of proteolytic species. One of these species, Porphyromonas gingivalis has recently been described as a keystone pathogen as it dysregulates the host immune response to favour the polymicrobial biofilm disrupting homeostasis to cause dysbiosis and disease. The level of P. gingivalis in subgingival plaque above threshold levels (~10% of total bacterial cell load has been demonstrated to predict imminent clinical attachment loss (disease progression in humans. Porphyromonas gingivalis is found as microcolonies in the superficial layers of subgingival plaque adjacent to the periodontal pocket epithelium which helps explain the strong association with underlying tissue inflammation and disease at relatively low proportions (10% of the total bacterial cell load of the plaque. The mouse periodontitis model has been used to show that inflammation is essential to allow establishment of P. gingivalis at the levels in plaque (10% or greater of total bacterial cell load necessary to produce dysbiosis and disease. The extracellular proteinases “gingipains” (RgpA/B and Kgp of P. gingivalis have been implicated as major virulence factors that are critical for dysbiosis and disease. This has resulted in the strategy of targeting the gingipains by vaccination. We have produced a recombinant immunogen which induces an immune response in mice that neutralises the proteolytic and host/bacterial binding functions of the gingipains. Using this immunogen as a therapeutic vaccine in mice already infected with P. gingivalis, we have shown that inflammation and alveolar bone loss can be substantially reduced. The protection was characterised by a predominant Th2 cytokine and antibody (IgG1 response and shown to be mediated by the gingipain neutralising antibodies using adoptive transfer and systemic/topical passive antibody experiments. Vaccination may be a useful adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of P. gingivalis-mediated chronic periodontitis.

  1. Asociación entre porphyromona gingivalis y proteína C reactiva en enfermedades sistémicas inflamatorias Association between porphyromonas gingivalis and C-reactive protein in systemic inflammatory diseases

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    C.M. Ardila Medina

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available La proteína C reactiva (PCR es un marcador serológico de la inflamación asociado con incremento en el riesgo de enfermedades sistémicas inflamatorias (ESI. La periodontitis también se relaciona con niveles elevados de PCR en adultos y con una reducción de la misma después de su tratamiento. Así, se ha postulado que la PCR puede ser un posible mediador de la asociación entre periodontitis y ESI. Los patógenos periodontales además de inducir inflamación local y destrucción tisular están involucrados en el aumento de la respuesta sistémica inflamatoria e inmunológica. Diferentes autores han investigado la relación entre los anticuerpos para algunos patógenos periodontales y la PCR, pero la asociación se ha notificado firmemente para IgG a Porphyromona gingivalis. Es escasa la evidencia de asociación de una medida directa entre patógenos periodontales y PCR, sin embargo es muy importante debido a que la presencia de anticuerpos no necesariamente es un indicador de infección activa.C-reactive protein (CRP is a serological marker of systemic inflammation that has been associated with increased risk systemic inflammatory diseases. Periodontitis has also been linked to elevated CRP levels in adults as well as with a reduction in PCR after its treatment. It is thus postulated that CRP might be a possible mediator of the association between periodontitis and systemic inflammatory diseases. Periodontal pathogens do not induce only local inflammation and tissue destruction. They are also involved in systemic increases in inflammatory and inmmune responses. Several studies have investigated antibodies to various periodontal pathogens in relation to CRP, but the association has been reported consistently only for IgG to Porphyromonas gingivalis. Evidence is sparse on the association between a direct measure of periodontal pathogens and CRP, while it is more important because the presence of antibody titers is not necessarily indicative of an active infection.

  2. Porphyromonas gingivalis Ferrous Iron Transporter FeoB1 Influences Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress ?

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    Anaya-Bergman, Cecilia; He, Jia; Jones, Kevin; Miyazaki, Hiroshi; Yeudall, Andrew; Lewis, Janina P.

    2010-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis FeoB1 is a ferrous iron transporter. Analysis of parental and feoB1-deficient strains of the periodontal pathogen revealed that the feoB1-deficient mutant strain had an increased ability to survive oxidative stress. Specifically, survival of the mutant strain was increased 33% with exposure to peroxide and 5% with exposure to atmospheric oxygen compared to the parental strain. Interestingly, the ability to survive intracellularly also increased fivefold in the case of the feoB1-deficient mutant. Our data suggest that although the FeoB1 protein is required for ferrous iron acquisition in P. gingivalis, it also has an adverse effect on survival of the bacterium under oxidative stress conditions. Finally, we show that feoB1 expression is not iron dependent and is dramatically reduced in the presence of host cells, consistent with the observed deleterious role it plays in bacterial survival. PMID:19917713

  3. A Dual Role for P2X7 Receptor during Porphyromonas gingivalis Infection.

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    Ramos-Junior, E S; Morandini, A C; Almeida-da-Silva, C L C; Franco, E J; Potempa, J; Nguyen, K A; Oliveira, A C; Zamboni, D S; Ojcius, D M; Scharfstein, J; Coutinho-Silva, R

    2015-09-01

    Emerging evidence suggests a role for purinergic signaling in the activation of multiprotein intracellular complexes called inflammasomes, which control the release of potent inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL) -1? and -18. Porphyromonas gingivalis is intimately associated with periodontitis and is currently considered one of the pathogens that can subvert the immune system by limiting the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. We recently showed that P. gingivalis can dampen eATP-induced IL-1? secretion by means of its fimbriae in a purinergic P2X7 receptor-dependent manner. Here, we further explore the role of this purinergic receptor during eATP-induced IL-1? processing and secretion by P. gingivalis-infected macrophages. We found that NLRP3 was necessary for eATP-induced IL-1? secretion as well as for caspase 1 activation irrespective of P. gingivalis fimbriae. Additionally, although the secretion of IL-1? from P. gingivalis-infected macrophages was dependent on NLRP3, its adaptor protein ASC, or caspase 1, the cleavage of intracellular pro-IL-1? to the mature form was found to occur independently of NLRP3, its adaptor protein ASC, or caspase 1. Our in vitro findings revealed that P2X7 receptor has a dual role, being critical not only for eATP-induced IL-1? secretion but also for intracellular pro-IL-1? processing. These results were relevant in vivo since P2X7 receptor expression was upregulated in a P. gingivalis oral infection model, and reduced IFN-? and IL-17 were detected in draining lymph node cells from P2rx7(-/-) mice. Furthermore, we demonstrated that P2X7 receptor and NLRP3 transcription were modulated in human chronic periodontitis. Overall, we conclude that the P2X7 receptor has a role in periodontal immunopathogenesis and suggest that targeting of the P2X7/NLRP3 pathway should be considered in future therapeutic interventions in periodontitis. PMID:26152185

  4. Discrete protein determinant directs the species-specific adherence of Porphyromonas gingivalis to oral streptococci.

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    Demuth, D R; Irvine, D C; Costerton, J W; Cook, G S; Lamont, R J

    2001-09-01

    For pathogens to survive in the human oral cavity, they must identify a suitable niche in the complex multispecies biofilm that exists on oral tissues. The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis adheres to Streptococcus gordonii by interacting with a specific region of the streptococcal SspB polypeptide, designated BAR. However, it does not adhere to Streptococcus mutans, which expresses SpaP, a highly conserved homolog of SspB. Comparison of the predicted secondary structure of BAR with the corresponding region of SpaP suggested that the substitution of Asn for Gly1182 and Val for Pro1185 in SspB may confer a unique local structure that is not conserved in SpaP. A synthetic peptide of 26 amino acids that encompassed residues 1167 to 1193 of SspB promoted avid adherence of P. gingivalis, whereas a peptide derived from the region corresponding to BAR in SpaP was inactive. Substitution of Gly1182 and Pro1185 for Asn1182 and Val1185 in SspB by site-specific mutation generated proteins that were predicted to assume an SpaP-like secondary structure, and the purified proteins did not promote P. gingivalis adherence. Furthermore, Enterococcus faecalis strains expressing the site-specific mutants did not support adherence of P. gingivalis cells. In contrast, P. gingivalis adhered efficiently to E. faecalis strains expressing intact SspB or SspB-SpaP chimeric proteins containing BAR. These results suggest that a region of SspB consisting of 26 amino acids is sufficient to mediate the adherence of P. gingivalis to S. gordonii and that the species specificity of adherence arises from its interaction with a discrete structural determinant of SspB that is not conserved in SpaP. PMID:11500450

  5. Porphyromonas gingivalis fimbriae dampen P2X7-dependent IL-1? secretion

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    Morandini, Ana Carolina; Ramos-Junior, Erivan S.; Potempa, Jan; Nguyen, Ky-Anh; Oliveira, Ana Carolina; Bellio, Maria; Ojcius, David M; Scharfstein, Julio; Coutinho-Silva, Robson

    2014-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of periodontitis, an infection-driven inflammatory disease that leads to bone destruction. This pathogen stimulates pro-IL-1? synthesis but not mature IL-1? secretion, unless the P2X7 receptor is activated by extracellular ATP. Here, we investigated the role of Pg fimbriae in eATP-induced IL-1? release. Bone marrow derived macrophages (BMDMs) from wild type (WT) or P2X7-deficient mice were infected with Pg (...

  6. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis confirms the biotyping scheme of Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Ménard, C; Mouton, C

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    The application of the arbitrarily primed PCR (AP-PCR) procedure to generate randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprints for the study of the taxon Porphyromonas gingivalis was investigated. Nine human strains and seven animal strains of P. gingivalis as well as eighteen strains other than P. gingivalis were analysed. Four nanomer primers of random sequence were evaluated for their ability to distinguish genetic diversity. Three primers generated RAPD fingerprints that allowed the sixteen strains to be differentiated; two of the primers yielded species-specific markers, and two of the primers permitted biotype distinction. Cluster analysis of the RAPD fingerprints revealed two major phenetic groups that matched the human and animal biotypes. Our results indicate that AP-PCR (i) can generate strain-specific fingerprints, (ii) confirms genetic heterogeneity and the biotype grouping of the P. gingivalis taxon, and (iii) enables identification of potential genetic markers at the species, biotype and subtype levels and is thus a promising tool for bacterial systematics. Our results also underline the potential of AP-PCR for epidemiological studies of periodontal pathogens. PMID:8190991

  7. Structures of the Porphyromonas gingivalis OxyR regulatory domain explain differences in expression of the OxyR regulon in Escherichia coli and P. gingivalis

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    Differences in OxyR regulated expression of oxidative stress genes between Escherichia coli and Porphyromonas gingivalis are explained by very minor differences in structure and amino-acid sequence of the respective oxidized and reduced OxyR regulatory domains. These differences affect OxyR quaternary structures and are predicted from model building of full length OxyR–DNA complexes to confer distinct modes of DNA binding on this transcriptional regulator. OxyR transcriptionally regulates Escherichia coli oxidative stress response genes through a reversibly reducible cysteine disulfide biosensor of cellular redox status. Structural changes induced by redox changes in these cysteines are conformationally transmitted to the dimer subunit interfaces, which alters dimer and tetramer interactions with DNA. In contrast to E. coli OxyR regulatory-domain structures, crystal structures of Porphyromonas gingivalis OxyR regulatory domains show minimal differences in dimer configuration on changes in cysteine disulfide redox status. This locked configuration of the P. gingivalis OxyR regulatory-domain dimer closely resembles the oxidized (activating) form of the E. coli OxyR regulatory-domain dimer. It correlates with the observed constitutive activation of some oxidative stress genes in P. gingivalis and is attributable to a single amino-acid insertion in P. gingivalis OxyR relative to E. coli OxyR. Modelling of full-length P. gingivalis, E. coli and Neisseria meningitidis OxyR–DNA complexes predicts different modes of DNA binding for the reduced and oxidized forms of each

  8. Structures of the Porphyromonas gingivalis OxyR regulatory domain explain differences in expression of the OxyR regulon in Escherichia coli and P. gingivalis

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    Svintradze, David V. [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0566 (United States); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23219-1540 (United States); Peterson, Darrell L. [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23219-1540 (United States); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0614 (United States); Collazo-Santiago, Evys A.; Lewis, Janina P. [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0566 (United States); Wright, H. Tonie, E-mail: xrdproc@vcu.edu [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23219-1540 (United States); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0614 (United States); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0566 (United States)

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    Differences in OxyR regulated expression of oxidative stress genes between Escherichia coli and Porphyromonas gingivalis are explained by very minor differences in structure and amino-acid sequence of the respective oxidized and reduced OxyR regulatory domains. These differences affect OxyR quaternary structures and are predicted from model building of full length OxyR–DNA complexes to confer distinct modes of DNA binding on this transcriptional regulator. OxyR transcriptionally regulates Escherichia coli oxidative stress response genes through a reversibly reducible cysteine disulfide biosensor of cellular redox status. Structural changes induced by redox changes in these cysteines are conformationally transmitted to the dimer subunit interfaces, which alters dimer and tetramer interactions with DNA. In contrast to E. coli OxyR regulatory-domain structures, crystal structures of Porphyromonas gingivalis OxyR regulatory domains show minimal differences in dimer configuration on changes in cysteine disulfide redox status. This locked configuration of the P. gingivalis OxyR regulatory-domain dimer closely resembles the oxidized (activating) form of the E. coli OxyR regulatory-domain dimer. It correlates with the observed constitutive activation of some oxidative stress genes in P. gingivalis and is attributable to a single amino-acid insertion in P. gingivalis OxyR relative to E. coli OxyR. Modelling of full-length P. gingivalis, E. coli and Neisseria meningitidis OxyR–DNA complexes predicts different modes of DNA binding for the reduced and oxidized forms of each.

  9. Peptidyl arginine deiminase from Porphyromonas gingivalis abolishes C5a activity

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    Bielecka, Ewa; Scavenius, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    Evasion of killing by the complement system, a crucial part of innate immunity, is a key evolutionary strategy of many human pathogens. A major etiological agent of chronic periodontitis, the Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis produces a vast arsenal of virulence factors that compromise human defense mechanisms. One of these is peptidylarginine deiminase (PPAD), an enzyme unique to P. gingivalis among bacteria, which converts Arg residues in polypeptide chains into citrulline. Here, we report that PPAD citrullination of a critical C-terminal arginine of the anaphylatoxin C5a disabled the protein function. Treatment of C5a with PPAD in vitro resulted in decreased chemotaxis of human neutrophils and diminished calcium signaling in monocytic cell line U937 transfected with the C5a receptor (C5aR) and loaded with a fluorescent intracellular calcium probe: Fura 2-AM. Moreover, a low degree of citrullination of internal arginine residues by PPAD was also detected using mass spectrometry. Further, after treatment of C5 with outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) naturally shed by P. gingivalis we observed generation of C5a totally citrullinated at the C-terminal Arg74 residue (Arg74Cit). In stark contrast only native C5a was detected after treatment with PPAD-null OMVs. Our study suggests reduced antibacterial and proinflammatory capacity of citrullinated C5a, achieved via lower level of chemotactic potential of the modified molecule, and weaker cell activation. In the context of previous studies, which showed crosstalk between C5aR and toll-like receptors, as well as enhanced arthritis development in mice infected with PPAD expressing P. gingivalis, our findings support a crucial role of PPAD in the virulence of P. gingivalis.

  10. PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS IN CORONARY ATHEROMA AND SUBGINGIVAL PLAQUE – A CLINICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL STUDY

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND : There has been increasing attention paid in recent years to the possibility that oral bacterial infection, particularly periodontal disease may influence the initiation and or progression of systemic diseases. These studies confirm the observation that hea rt disease is the most commonly found systemic condition in patients with periodontal disease. Moreover, the literature has also highlighted substantial evidence indicating the presence of gram negative periodontal pathogens in atheromatous plaques. AIMS : The present study intends to investigate the possible association between periodontal health and coronary artery disease by evaluating periodontal status, association between the periodontal plaque and coronary atheromatous plaques for presence of P.ging ivalis. SETTINGS AND DESIGN : A case control study was designed with 07 patients who had underwent coronary endarterectomy for CVD and 28 controls . The periodontal examination for cases was performed one day before vascular surgery and t he controls we re clinically examined. METHODS AND MATERIAL : The atheromatous plaque sample collected during endarterectomy and the Intraoral plaque samples were subjected to PCR for identification of P.gingivalis. The presence of periodontal bacteria DNA in coronary atheromatous plaques and subgingival plaque samples of the same patients was confirmed by this study. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED : Means and proportions for personal characters, major risk factors and c linical parameters were calculated for both the groups. The significance of any difference in means was tested by using “Students t test”, and the significance of any difference in proportions was tested by using Dunn - Sidak Adjusted p Value. RESULTS : D uring the microbial analysis of plaque samples by PCR in group A it was seen that Porphyromonas gingivalis in 100 % of the samples . Microbial analysis of endarterectomy samples by PCR in group A shows that Porphyromonas gingivalis was found in 71.43 % o f endarterectomy samples . Porphyromonas gingivalis was present in all the plaque samples and 5 atheroma samples of Group A . CONCLUSIONS : A correlation was established between putative bacteria contributing to atheromatous plaques and species associated with periodontal disease. One particularly important study to be carried out is the investigation of a possible clinically meaningful re duction in coronary heart disease resulting from the prevention or treatment of periodontal disease

  11. Role of the Streptococcus gordonii SspB protein in the development of Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilms on streptococcal substrates.

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    Lamont, Richard J; El-Sabaeny, Azza; Park, Yoonsuk; Cook, Guy S; Costerton, J William; Demuth, Donald R

    2002-06-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is an aggressive periodontal pathogen that persists in the mixed-species plaque biofilm on tooth surfaces. P. gingivalis cells attach to the plaque commensal Streptococcus gordonii and this coadhesion event leads to the development of P. gingivalis biofilms. Binding of these organisms is multimodal, involving both the P. gingivalis major fimbrial FimA protein and the species-specific interaction of the minor fimbrial Mfa1 protein with the streptococcal SspB protein. This study examined the contribution of the Mfa1-SspB interaction to P. gingivalis biofilm formation. P. gingivalis biofilms readily formed on substrata of S. gordonii DL1 but not on Streptococcus mutans cells which lack a coadhesion-mediating homologue of SspB. An insertional inactivation of the mfa1 gene in P. gingivalis resulted in a phenotype deficient in S. gordonii binding and unable to form biofilms. Furthermore, analysis using recombinant streptococci and enterococci showed that P. gingivalis biofilms formed on Enterococcus faecalis strains expressing SspB or translational fusions of SspB with SpaP (the non-adherent SspB homologue in S. mutans) containing the P. gingivalis adherence domain (SspB adherence region, BAR) of SspB. In contrast, an isogenic Ssp null mutant of S. gordonii DL1 was unable to support biofilm growth, even though this strain bound to P. gingivalis FimA at levels similar to wild-type S. gordonii DL1. Finally, site-specific mutation of two functional amino acid residues in BAR resulted in SspB polypeptides that did not promote the development of P. gingivalis biofilms. These results suggest that the induction of P. gingivalis biofilms on a streptococcal substrate requires functional SspB-minor fimbriae interactions. PMID:12055284

  12. Porphyromonas gingivalis–dendritic cell interactions: consequences for coronary artery disease

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    Amir E. Zeituni

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available An estimated 80 million US adults have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is the single most important contributor to cardiovascular diseases; however, only 50% of atherosclerosis patients have currently identified risk factors. Chronic periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease, is linked to an increased cardiovascular risk. Dendritic cells (DCs are potent antigen presenting cells that infiltrate arterial walls and may destabilize atherosclerotic plaques in cardiovascular disease. While the source of these DCs in atherosclerotic plaques is presently unclear, we propose that dermal DCs from peripheral inflamed sites such as CP tissues are a potential source. This review will examine the role of the opportunistic oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis in invading DCs and stimulating their mobilization and misdirection through the bloodstream. Based on our published observations, combined with some new data, as well as a focused review of the literature we will propose a model for how P. gingivalis may exploit DCs to gain access to systemic circulation and contribute to coronary artery disease. Our published evidence supports a significant role for P. gingivalis in subverting normal DC function, promoting a semimature, highly migratory, and immunosuppressive DC phenotype that contributes to the inflammatory development of atherosclerosis and, eventually, plaque rupture.

  13. Structure determination and analysis of a haemolytic gingipain adhesin domain from Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Li, N.; Yun, P.; Nadkarni, M.A.; Ghadikolaee, N.B.; Nguyen, K.A.; Lee, M.; Hunter, N.; Collyer, C.A. (Sydney)

    2010-08-27

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is an obligately anaerobic bacterium recognized as an aetiological agent of adult periodontitis. P. gingivalis produces cysteine proteinases, the gingipains. The crystal structure of a domain within the haemagglutinin region of the lysine gingipain (Kgp) is reported here. The domain was named K2 as it is the second of three homologous structural modules in Kgp. The K2 domain structure is a 'jelly-roll' fold with two anti-parallel {beta}-sheets. This fold topology is shared with adhesive domains from functionally diverse receptors such as MAM domains, ephrin receptor ligand binding domains and a number of carbohydrate binding modules. Possible functions of K2 were investigated. K2 induced haemolysis of erythrocytes in a dose-dependent manner that was augmented by the blocking of anion transport. Further, cysteine-activated arginine gingipain RgpB, which degrades glycophorin A, sensitized erythrocytes to the haemolytic effect of K2. Cleaved K2, similar to that found in extracted Kgp, lacks the haemolytic activity indicating that autolysis of Kgp may be a staged process which is artificially enhanced by extraction of the protein. The data indicate a functional role for K2 in the integrated capacity conferred by Kgp to enable the porphyrin auxotroph P. gingivalis to capture essential haem from erythrocytes.

  14. Blocking Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Release Modulates Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Response to Porphyromonas Gingivalis

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    Berker, Ezel; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Hasturk, Hatice; Van Dyke, Thomas E.

    2013-01-01

    Background Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease in which cytokines play a major role in the progression of disease. Anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10) were reported to be absent or reduced in diseased periodontal tissues, suggesting an imbalance between the pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators. We have tested the hypothesis that there is cellular cross-talk mediated by pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and that blocking pro-inflammatory cytokine (TNF-? and IL-1) production will enhance anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-4 and IL-10) production from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in response to P. gingivalis. Methods PBMC were isolated from individuals diagnosed with chronic periodontitis or healthy individuals and cultured for 24 hours. Concanavalin-A (ConA) was used as an activator of lymphocyte function. Live and heat-killed P .gingivalis or lipopolysaccharide from P. gingivalis was used as the bacterial stimulants. TNF-? and IL-1 production was neutralized by specific antibodies against TNF-? and IL-1? or ?. Culture supernatants were evaluated by ELISA for TNF-?, IL-1?, IL-4, and IL-10 production. Results Live P. gingivalis did not result in any significant IL-10 or IL-4 release while heat-killed P. gingivalis led to a significant increase in IL-10 levels compared to unstimulated or live P. gingivalis-stimulated cells from both healthy and periodontitis individuals. Overall, PBMC from patients with chronic periodontitis produced significantly lower IL-10 in response to ConA and P. gingivalis suggesting chronic suppression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine production. Blocking the pro-inflammatory cytokine response did not result in any substantial change in IL-10 or IL-4 response to live P. gingivalis. Blocking the pro-inflammatory cytokine response restored IL-10 production by cells from chronic periodontitis in response to P. gingivalis LPS. Conclusion These findings suggest that PBMC from patients with chronic periodontitis have suppressed anti-inflammatory cytokine production that can, in part, be restored by neutralizing pro-inflammatory cytokines. Monocytes are an important source of IL-10 production and monocyte-derived IL-10 might play a regulatory role in the pathogenesis of chronic periodontitis. PMID:23173823

  15. Periodontitis, Porphyromonas gingivalis y su relación con la expresión de quorum sensing / Periodontitis, Porphyromonas gingivalis and its relation to quorum sensing expression

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    Antonio, Díaz Caballero; Ricardo, Vivas Reyes; Leonardo, Puerta Llerena; Maicol, Ahumedo Monterrosa; Ricardo, Cabrales Salgado; Alejandra, Herrera Herrera; Miguel, Simancas Pallares.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los mecanismos de señalización bacteriana desempeñan un papel fundamental en el establecimiento y progresión de la enfermedad periodontal. Dadas estas circunstancias es crucial profundizar en el entendimiento de estos mecanismos para intentar proveer estrategias terapéuticas novedosas. El presente a [...] rtículo de revisión, de carácter narrativo, tiene como objetivo conducir un análisis crítico de la evidencia disponible sobre la influencia de Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) y expresión de quorum sensing (Qs) en enfermedad periodontal. Se realizó una búsqueda a través de bases de datos como Ovid (MEDLINE), ScienceDirect, Hinari. El conocimiento actual de estos mecanismos ofrece la posibilidad de desarrollar nuevos y profundos estudios (teóricos y experimentales) sobre la expresión del QS en pacientes con enfermedad periodontal y permitirá un novedoso campo de investigación con el que no se cuenta en la actualidad. Desde su descubrimiento, el QS se vislumbra como un espacio de investigación valioso en el cual se debe insistir de manera permanente. La anterior evidencia permite concluir que a través de la regulación de la expresión de determinados genes en bacterias como la PG, se puede efectuar la inhibición de la formación de las biopelículas que tiene efectos directos e indirectos sobre el desarrollo de la enfermedad periodontal. Abstract in english The bacterial signaling mechanisms play a key role in the establishment and progression of periodontal disease. Due to these circumstances it is crucial to deepen in the understanding of these mechanisms to try to provide novel therapeutic strategies. The objective of present narrative literature re [...] view was to make a critical analyze of the available evidence on the influence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) and the quorum sensing expression in periodontal disease. Using the Ovid (MEDLINE) ScienceDirect, Hinari database we made a search. The current knowledge of these mechanisms offers the possibility of developing new and deep studies (theoretical and experimental) on the QS expression in patients presenting with periodontal disease allowing a novel research field not currently available. From its discovery the QS is discerned as a valuable research space in which we must to insist in a permanent way. The above mentioned evidence allows concluding that by the regulation of the expression of determined genes in bacteria like PG, it is possible to carry out the inhibition in the formation of the biofilms with direct and indirect effects on the periodontal disease development.

  16. Periodontitis, Porphyromonas gingivalis y su relación con la expresión de quorum sensing Periodontitis, Porphyromonas gingivalis and its relation to quorum sensing expression

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    Antonio Díaz Caballero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los mecanismos de señalización bacteriana desempeñan un papel fundamental en el establecimiento y progresión de la enfermedad periodontal. Dadas estas circunstancias es crucial profundizar en el entendimiento de estos mecanismos para intentar proveer estrategias terapéuticas novedosas. El presente artículo de revisión, de carácter narrativo, tiene como objetivo conducir un análisis crítico de la evidencia disponible sobre la influencia de Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg y expresión de quorum sensing (Qs en enfermedad periodontal. Se realizó una búsqueda a través de bases de datos como Ovid (MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, Hinari. El conocimiento actual de estos mecanismos ofrece la posibilidad de desarrollar nuevos y profundos estudios (teóricos y experimentales sobre la expresión del QS en pacientes con enfermedad periodontal y permitirá un novedoso campo de investigación con el que no se cuenta en la actualidad. Desde su descubrimiento, el QS se vislumbra como un espacio de investigación valioso en el cual se debe insistir de manera permanente. La anterior evidencia permite concluir que a través de la regulación de la expresión de determinados genes en bacterias como la PG, se puede efectuar la inhibición de la formación de las biopelículas que tiene efectos directos e indirectos sobre el desarrollo de la enfermedad periodontal.The bacterial signaling mechanisms play a key role in the establishment and progression of periodontal disease. Due to these circumstances it is crucial to deepen in the understanding of these mechanisms to try to provide novel therapeutic strategies. The objective of present narrative literature review was to make a critical analyze of the available evidence on the influence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG and the quorum sensing expression in periodontal disease. Using the Ovid (MEDLINE ScienceDirect, Hinari database we made a search. The current knowledge of these mechanisms offers the possibility of developing new and deep studies (theoretical and experimental on the QS expression in patients presenting with periodontal disease allowing a novel research field not currently available. From its discovery the QS is discerned as a valuable research space in which we must to insist in a permanent way. The above mentioned evidence allows concluding that by the regulation of the expression of determined genes in bacteria like PG, it is possible to carry out the inhibition in the formation of the biofilms with direct and indirect effects on the periodontal disease development.

  17. The capsule of Porphyromonas gingivalis reduces the immune response of human gingival fibroblasts

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    van Winkelhoff Arie J

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Periodontitis is a bacterial infection of the periodontal tissues. The Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered a major causative agent. One of the virulence factors of P. gingivalis is capsular polysaccharide (CPS. Non-encapsulated strains have been shown to be less virulent in mouse models than encapsulated strains. Results To examine the role of the CPS in host-pathogen interactions we constructed an insertional isogenic P. gingivalis knockout in the epimerase-coding gene epsC that is located at the end of the CPS biosynthesis locus. This mutant was subsequently shown to be non-encapsulated. K1 capsule biosynthesis could be restored by in trans expression of an intact epsC gene. We used the epsC mutant, the W83 wild type strain and the complemented mutant to challenge human gingival fibroblasts to examine the immune response by quantification of IL-1?, IL-6 and IL-8 transcription levels. For each of the cytokines significantly higher expression levels were found when fibroblasts were challenged with the epsC mutant compared to those challenged with the W83 wild type, ranging from two times higher for IL-1? to five times higher for IL-8. Conclusions These experiments provide the first evidence that P. gingivalis CPS acts as an interface between the pathogen and the host that may reduce the host's pro-inflammatory immune response. The higher virulence of encapsulated strains may be caused by this phenomenon which enables the bacteria to evade the immune system.

  18. Identification of amino acid residues involved in hemin binding in Porphyromonas gingivalis hemagglutinin 2.

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    Yang, Q B; Yu, F Y; Sun, L; Zhang, Q X; Lin, M; Geng, X Y; Sun, X N; Li, J L; Liu, Y

    2015-10-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) is a major etiological agent in the development and progression of chronic periodontitis. It produces cysteine proteases (gingipains), including a lysine-specific gingipain and two arginine-specific gingipains. Heme binding and uptake are fundamental to the growth and virulence of P. gingivalis. The recombinant hemagglutinin 2 domain (rHA2) of gingipain binds hemin with high affinity. The aim of the present work was to identify the key residues involved in its hemin-binding activity. A functional rHA2 was expressed and bound to hemin-agarose, and then digested with endopeptidases. The peptides bound to hemin-agarose were identified by mass spectrometry and the amino acids were assessed by mutation and peptide binding inhibition analysis. The DHYAVMISK sequence was identified in peptides derived from both Asp-N and Lys-C endopeptidase digestions of rHA2. A monoclonal antibody, mAb QB, was produced and its epitope was associated with the DGFPGDHYAVMISK peptide within the HA2 domain. Hemin was shown to competitively inhibit the immunoreactivity of rHA2 or the peptide to mAb QB. The peptide DHYAVMISK inhibited hemin-binding activity; although, this inhibition was not seen when the peptide contained the H1001E mutation (DEYAVMISK). Based on these results, we propose that residue His1001 is involved in the hemin-binding mechanism of the P. gingivalis rHA2 and the peptide containing this residue, DHYAVMISK, may be an inhibitor of hemin binding. PMID:25833325

  19. LPS from Porphyromonas gingivalis increases the sensitivity of contractile response mediated by endothelin-B (ET(B)) receptors in cultured endothelium-intact rat coronary arteries

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    Ghorbani, Bahareh; Holmstrup, Palle; Edvinsson, Lars; Kristiansen, Kim A; Sheykhzade, Majid

    The purpose of our study was to examine if lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.g.) modifies the vasomotor responses to Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and Sarafotoxin 6c (S6c) in rat coronary arteries. The arteries were studied directly or following organ culture for 24h in absence and...... presence of 2.5EU/ml LPS. The contractile responses of coronary arteries were investigated by using the selective ETB receptor agonist S6c (1 pM-0.3µM) and ET-1 (1 pM-0.3µM). The functional studies demonstrated an augmented contractile response only to S6c in isolated rat coronary arteries after organ...

  20. Intraspecies Variability Affects Heterotypic Biofilms of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia: Evidences of Strain-Dependence Biofilm Modulation by Physical Contact and by Released Soluble Factors

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    Barbosa, Graziela Murta; Colombo, Andrea Vieira; Rodrigues, Paulo Henrique; Simionato, Maria Regina Lorenzetti

    2015-01-01

    It is well known that strain and virulence diversity exist within the population structure of Porphyromonas gingivalis. In the present study we investigate intra- and inter-species variability in biofilm formation of Porphyromonas gingivalis and partners Prevotella intermedia and Prevotella nigrescens. All strains tested showed similar hydrophobicity, except for P. gingivalis W83 which has roughly half of the hydrophobicity of P. gingivalis ATCC33277. An intraspecies variability in coaggregation of P. gingivalis with P. intermedia was also found. The association P. gingivalis W83/P. intermedia 17 produced the thickest biofilm and strain 17 was prevalent. In a two-compartment system P. gingivalis W83 stimulates an increase in biomass of strain 17 and the latter did not stimulate the growth of P. gingivalis W83. In addition, P. gingivalis W83 also stimulates the growth of P. intermedia ATCC25611 although strain W83 was prevalent in the association with P. intermedia ATCC25611. P. gingivalis ATCC33277 was prevalent in both associations with P. intermedia and both strains of P. intermedia stimulate the growth of P. gingivalis ATCC33277. FISH images also showed variability in biofilm structure. Thus, the outcome of the association P. gingivalis/P. intermedia seems to be strain-dependent, and both soluble factors and physical contact are relevant. The association P. gingivalis-P. nigrescens ATCC33563 produced larger biomass than each monotypic biofilm, and P. gingivalis was favored in consortia, while no differences were found in the two-compartment system. Therefore, in consortia P. gingivalis-P. nigrescens physical contact seems to favor P. gingivalis growth. The intraspecies variability found in our study suggests strain-dependence in ability of microorganisms to recognize molecules in other bacteria which may further elucidate the dysbiosis event during periodontitis development giving additional explanation for periodontal bacteria, such as P. gingivalis and P. intermedia, among others, to persist and establish chronic infections in the host. PMID:26406499

  1. Heme environment in HmuY, the heme-binding protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Wojtowicz, Halina [Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Tamka 2, 50-137 Wroclaw (Poland); Wojaczynski, Jacek [Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, 50-383 Wroclaw (Poland); Olczak, Mariusz [Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Tamka 2, 50-137 Wroclaw (Poland); Kroliczewski, Jaroslaw [Laboratory of Biophysics, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, 50-148 Wroclaw (Poland); Latos-Grazynski, Lechoslaw [Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, 50-383 Wroclaw (Poland); Olczak, Teresa, E-mail: Teresa.Olczak@biotech.uni.wroc.pl [Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Tamka 2, 50-137 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2009-05-29

    Porphyromonas gingivalis, a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium implicated in the development and progression of chronic periodontitis, acquires heme for growth by a novel mechanism composed of HmuY and HmuR proteins. The aim of this study was to characterize the nature of heme binding to HmuY. The protein was expressed, purified and detailed investigations using UV-vis absorption, CD, MCD, and {sup 1}H NMR spectroscopy were carried out. Ferric heme bound to HmuY may be reduced by sodium dithionite and re-oxidized by potassium ferricyanide. Heme complexed to HmuY, with a midpoint potential of 136 mV, is in a low-spin Fe(III) hexa-coordinate environment. Analysis of heme binding to several single and double HmuY mutants with the methionine, histidine, cysteine, or tyrosine residues replaced by an alanine residue identified histidines 134 and 166 as potential heme ligands.

  2. Heme environment in HmuY, the heme-binding protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis, a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium implicated in the development and progression of chronic periodontitis, acquires heme for growth by a novel mechanism composed of HmuY and HmuR proteins. The aim of this study was to characterize the nature of heme binding to HmuY. The protein was expressed, purified and detailed investigations using UV-vis absorption, CD, MCD, and 1H NMR spectroscopy were carried out. Ferric heme bound to HmuY may be reduced by sodium dithionite and re-oxidized by potassium ferricyanide. Heme complexed to HmuY, with a midpoint potential of 136 mV, is in a low-spin Fe(III) hexa-coordinate environment. Analysis of heme binding to several single and double HmuY mutants with the methionine, histidine, cysteine, or tyrosine residues replaced by an alanine residue identified histidines 134 and 166 as potential heme ligands.

  3. Decreased interleukin-2 responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis in generalized aggressive periodontitis

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    Borch, Tanja Skuldbøl; Løbner, Morten; Bendtzen, Klaus; Holmstrup, Palle; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2009-01-01

    with disease-relevant pathogens. METHODS: Mononuclear cells (MNCs) from 10 white patients with GAgP and 10 white controls were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) 33277 (Pg), Prevotella intermedia ATCC 25611, Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC 49256 (Fn), and......' oral cavity were used for stimulation. Moreover, similar proliferative and cytokine responses to TT were observed. Notably, smoking patients with GAgP exhibited significantly lower IFN-gamma responses to the bacteria and to TT than non-smoking patients or controls. CONCLUSIONS: The decreased IL-2...... responses of patients with GAgP to Pg and Fn combined with adequate IL-2 responses to TT suggest an impaired antigen-specific T-cell reactivity with periodontal pathogens in GAgP. The decreased IFN-gamma responses of smokers within the patient group suggest that smoking may aggravate this impairment....

  4. LuxS Involvement in the Regulation of Genes Coding for Hemin and Iron Acquisition Systems in Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    James, Chloe E; Hasegawa, Yoshiaki; Park, Yoonsuk; Yeung, Vincent; Tribble, Gena D.; Kuboniwa, Masae; Demuth, Donald R.; Lamont, Richard J.

    2006-01-01

    The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis employs a variety of mechanisms for the uptake of hemin and inorganic iron. Previous work demonstrated that hemin uptake in P. gingivalis may be controlled by LuxS-mediated signaling. In the present study, the expression of genes involved in hemin and iron uptake was determined in parent and luxS mutant strains by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR. Compared to the parental strain, the luxS mutant showed reduced levels of transcr...

  5. Identification of gingipain-specific I-Ab-restricted CD4+ T cells following mucosal colonization with Porphyromonas gingivalis in C57BL/6 mice

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    Bittner-Eddy, PD; Fischer, LA; Costalonga, M

    2013-01-01

    Chronic periodontitis is associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis infection. Although virulence factors of P. gingivalis are hypothesized to contribute to the pathogenesis of periodontitis, it is unclear whether the local CD4+ T-cell-mediated response they elicit prevents or contributes to periodontal bone destruction. We hypothesize that major histocompatibility complex class II I-Ab-binding peptides existing in Kgp and RgpA are presented to CD4+ T cells during P. gingivalis oral colonizatio...

  6. Characterization of a Tn4351-generated hemin uptake mutant of Porphyromonas gingivalis: evidence for the coordinate regulation of virulence factors by hemin.

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    Genco, C. A.; Simpson, W; Forng, R Y; Egal, M.; Odusanya, B M

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    The ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis to acquire iron in the iron-limited environment of the host is crucial to the colonization of this organism. We report here on the isolation and characterization of a transpositional insertion mutant of P. gingivalis A7436 (designated MSM-3) which is defective in the utilization and transport of hemin. P. gingivalis MSM-3 was selected on the basis of its nonpigmented phenotype on anaerobic blood agar following mutagenesis with the Bacteroides fragilis t...

  7. Serine dipeptide lipids of Porphyromonas gingivalis inhibit osteoblast differentiation: Relationship to Toll-like receptor 2.

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    Wang, Yu-Hsiung; Nemati, Reza; Anstadt, Emily; Liu, Yaling; Son, Young; Zhu, Qiang; Yao, Xudong; Clark, Robert B; Rowe, David W; Nichols, Frank C

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a periodontal pathogen strongly associated with loss of attachment and supporting bone for teeth. We have previously shown that the total lipid extract of P. gingivalis inhibits osteoblast differentiation through engagement of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and that serine dipeptide lipids of P. gingivalis engage both mouse and human TLR2. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine whether these serine lipids inhibit osteoblast differentiation in vitro and in vivo and whether TLR2 engagement is involved. Osteoblasts were obtained from calvaria of wild type or TLR2 knockout mouse pups that also express the Col2.3GFP transgene. Two classes of serine dipeptide lipids, termed Lipid 654 and Lipid 430, were tested. Osteoblast differentiation was monitored by cell GFP fluorescence and osteoblast gene expression and osteoblast function was monitored as von Kossa stained mineral deposits. Osteoblast differentiation and function were evaluated in calvarial cell cultures maintained for 21days. Lipid 654 significantly inhibited GFP expression, osteoblast gene expression and mineral nodule formation and this inhibition was dependent on TLR2 engagement. Lipid 430 also significantly inhibited GFP expression, osteoblast gene expression and mineral nodule formation but these effects were only partially attributed to engagement of TLR2. More importantly, Lipid 430 stimulated TNF-? and RANKL gene expression in wild type cells but not in TLR2 knockout cells. Finally, osteoblast cultures were observed to hydrolyze Lipid 654 to Lipid 430 and this likely occurs through elevated PLA2 activity in the cultured cells. In conclusion, our results show that serine dipeptide lipids of P. gingivalis inhibit osteoblast differentiation and function at least in part through engagement of TLR2. The Lipid 430 serine class also increased the expression of genes that could increase osteoclast activity. We conclude that Lipid 654 and Lipid 430 have the potential to promote TLR2-dependent bone loss as is reported in experimental periodontitis following oral infection with P. gingivalis. These results also support the conclusion that serine dipeptide lipids are involved in alveolar bone loss in chronic periodontitis. PMID:26409254

  8. Modulation of allergic airway inflammation by the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Card, Jeffrey W; Carey, Michelle A; Voltz, James W; Bradbury, J Alyce; Ferguson, Catherine D; Cohen, Eric A; Schwartz, Samuel; Flake, Gordon P; Morgan, Daniel L; Arbes, Samuel J; Barrow, David A; Barros, Silvana P; Offenbacher, Steven; Zeldin, Darryl C

    2010-06-01

    Accumulating evidence suggests that bacteria associated with periodontal disease may exert systemic immunomodulatory effects. Although the improvement in oral hygiene practices in recent decades correlates with the increased incidence of asthma in developed nations, it is not known whether diseases of the respiratory system might be influenced by the presence of oral pathogens. The present study sought to determine whether subcutaneous infection with the anaerobic oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis exerts a regulatory effect on allergic airway inflammation. BALB/c mice sensitized and subsequently challenged with ovalbumin exhibited airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine aerosol and increased airway inflammatory cell influx and Th2 cytokine (interleukin-4 [IL-4], IL-5, and IL-13) content relative to those in nonallergic controls. Airway inflammatory cell and cytokine contents were significantly reduced by establishment of a subcutaneous infection with P. gingivalis prior to allergen sensitization, whereas serum levels of ovalbumin-specific IgE and airway responsiveness were not altered. Conversely, subcutaneous infection initiated after allergen sensitization did not alter inflammatory end points but did reduce airway responsiveness in spite of increased serum IgE levels. These data provide the first direct evidence of a regulatory effect of an oral pathogen on allergic airway inflammation and responsiveness. Furthermore, a temporal importance of the establishment of infection relative to allergen sensitization is demonstrated for allergic outcomes. PMID:20308298

  9. Modulation of Allergic Airway Inflammation by the Oral Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis?

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    Card, Jeffrey W.; Carey, Michelle A.; Voltz, James W.; Bradbury, J. Alyce; Ferguson, Catherine D.; Cohen, Eric A.; Schwartz, Samuel; Flake, Gordon P.; Morgan, Daniel L.; Arbes, Samuel J.; Barrow, David A.; Barros, Silvana P.; Offenbacher, Steven; Zeldin, Darryl C.

    2010-01-01

    Accumulating evidence suggests that bacteria associated with periodontal disease may exert systemic immunomodulatory effects. Although the improvement in oral hygiene practices in recent decades correlates with the increased incidence of asthma in developed nations, it is not known whether diseases of the respiratory system might be influenced by the presence of oral pathogens. The present study sought to determine whether subcutaneous infection with the anaerobic oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis exerts a regulatory effect on allergic airway inflammation. BALB/c mice sensitized and subsequently challenged with ovalbumin exhibited airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine aerosol and increased airway inflammatory cell influx and Th2 cytokine (interleukin-4 [IL-4], IL-5, and IL-13) content relative to those in nonallergic controls. Airway inflammatory cell and cytokine contents were significantly reduced by establishment of a subcutaneous infection with P. gingivalis prior to allergen sensitization, whereas serum levels of ovalbumin-specific IgE and airway responsiveness were not altered. Conversely, subcutaneous infection initiated after allergen sensitization did not alter inflammatory end points but did reduce airway responsiveness in spite of increased serum IgE levels. These data provide the first direct evidence of a regulatory effect of an oral pathogen on allergic airway inflammation and responsiveness. Furthermore, a temporal importance of the establishment of infection relative to allergen sensitization is demonstrated for allergic outcomes. PMID:20308298

  10. Modulation of inflammasome activity by Porphyromonas gingivalis in periodontitis and associated systemic diseases

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Inflammasomes are large multiprotein complexes localized in the cytoplasm of the cell. They are responsible for the maturation of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β and IL-18 as well as for the activation of inflammatory cell death, the so-called pyroptosis. Inflammasomes assemble in response to cellular infection, cellular stress, or tissue damage; promote inflammatory responses and are of great importance in regulating the innate immune system in chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis and several chronic systemic diseases. In addition to sensing cellular integrity, inflammasomes are involved in the homeostatic mutualism between the indigenous microbiota and the host. There are several types of inflammasomes of which NLRP3 is best characterized in microbial pathogenesis. Many opportunistic bacteria try to evade the innate immune system in order to survive in the host cells. One of these is the periodontopathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis which has been shown to have several mechanisms of modulating innate immunity by limiting the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Among them, ATP-/P2X7- signaling is recently associated not only with periodontitis but also with development of several systemic diseases. The present paper reviews multiple mechanisms through which P. gingivalis can modify innate immunity by affecting inflammasome activity.

  11. Distribution of Porphyromonas gingivalis Biotypes Defined by Alleles of the kgp (Lys-Gingipain) Gene

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    Nadkarni, Mangala A.; Nguyen, Ky-Anh; Chapple, Cheryl C.; DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Jacques, Nicholas A.; Hunter, Neil

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    Paired subgingival plaque samples representing the most-diseased and least-diseased sites were collected from 34 adult patients with diagnosed chronic periodontitis. The percentage of Porphyromonas gingivalis relative to the total anaerobic and gram-negative bacterial load at each site was determined by real-time PCR. Based on variations in the noncatalytic C terminus of the Lys-gingipain (Kgp), it was reasoned that DNA sequence variation in the 3′-coding region of the kgp gene might determine functional biotypes. Perusal of the available sequence information in GenBank indicated three such forms of the kgp gene corresponding to P. gingivalis strains HG66, 381, and W83. Analysis of patient samples revealed the presence of a fourth genotype (W83v) that showed duplication of a sequence recognized by the W83 reverse primer. The four biotypes, HG66, 381, W83, and W83v, were present in the study group in the ratio 8:11:6:5, respectively. Each subject was colonized by one predominant biotype, and only three patients were colonized by a trace amount of a second biotype. PMID:15297553

  12. Expression, purification and characterization of enoyl-ACP reductase II, FabK, from Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Hevener, Kirk E.; Mehboob, Shahila; Boci, Teuta; Truong, Kent; Santarsiero, Bernard D.; Johnson, Michael E. (UIC)

    2012-10-25

    The rapid rise in bacterial drug resistance coupled with the low number of novel antimicrobial compounds in the discovery pipeline has led to a critical situation requiring the expedient discovery and characterization of new antimicrobial drug targets. Enzymes in the bacterial fatty acid synthesis pathway, FAS-II, are distinct from their mammalian counterparts, FAS-I, in terms of both structure and mechanism. As such, they represent attractive targets for the design of novel antimicrobial compounds. Enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase II, FabK, is a key, rate-limiting enzyme in the FAS-II pathway for several bacterial pathogens. The organism, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is a causative agent of chronic periodontitis that affects up to 25% of the US population and incurs a high national burden in terms of cost of treatment. P. gingivalis expresses FabK as the sole enoyl reductase enzyme in its FAS-II cycle, which makes this a particularly appealing target with potential for selective antimicrobial therapy. Herein we report the molecular cloning, expression, purification and characterization of the FabK enzyme from P. gingivalis, only the second organism from which this enzyme has been isolated. Characterization studies have shown that the enzyme is a flavoprotein, the reaction dependent upon FMN and NADPH and proceeding via a Ping-Pong Bi-Bi mechanism to reduce the enoyl substrate. A sensitive assay measuring the fluorescence decrease of NADPH as it is converted to NADP{sup +} during the reaction has been optimized for high-throughput screening. Finally, protein crystallization conditions have been identified which led to protein crystals that diffract x-rays to high resolution.

  13. Inactivation of epidermal growth factor by Porphyromonas gingivalis as a potential mechanism for periodontal tissue damage

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    Pyrc, Krzysztof; Milewska, Aleksandra

    2013-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative bacterium associated with the development of periodontitis. The evolutionary success of this pathogen results directly from the presence of numerous virulence factors, including a peptidylarginine deiminase (PPAD), an enzyme, which converts arginine to citrulline in proteins and peptides. Such posttranslational modification is thought to affect the function of many different signaling molecules. Taking into account the importance of tissue remodeling and repair mechanisms for periodontal homeostasis, which are orchestrated by ligands of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), we investigated the ability of PPAD to distort cross-talk between the epithelium and the EGF signaling pathway. We found that EGF preincubation with purified recombinant PPAD, or a wild-type strain of P. gingivalis, but not with a PPAD-deficient isogenic-mutant, efficiently hindered the ability of the growth factor to stimulate epidermal cell proliferation and migration. In addition, PPAD abrogated EGFR-EGF interaction-dependent stimulation of expression of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 (SOCS3) and Interferon Regulatory Factor 1 (IRF-1). Biochemical analysis clearly showed that the PPAD-exerted effects on EGF activities were solely due to deimination of the C-terminal arginine. Interestingly, citrullination of two internal Arg residues with human endogenous peptidylarginine deiminases did not alter EFG function, arguing that the C-terminal arginine is essential for EGF biological activity. Cumulatively, these data suggest that PPAD-activity-abrogating EGF function in gingival pockets may at least partially contribute to tissue damage and delayed healing within P. gingivalis-infected periodontia.

  14. Role of the Porphyromonas gingivalis ECF sigma factor, SigH

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    Yanamandra, Sai S.; Sarrafee, Sara S.; Anaya-Bergman, Cecilia; Jones, Kevin; Lewis, Janina P.

    2012-01-01

    Little is known about the regulatory mechanisms that allow Porphyromonas gingivalis to survive in the oral cavity. Here we characterize the sigma factor SigH, one of six extracytoplasmic (ECF) sigma (?) factors encoded in the P. gingivalis genome. Our results indicate that sigH expression is upregulated by exposure to molecular oxygen, suggesting that sigH plays a role in adaptation of P. gingivalis to oxygen. Furthermore, several genes involved in oxidative stress protection, such as sod, trx, tpx, ftn, feoB2 and the hemin uptake hmu locus, are downregulated in mutant deficient in SigH designated as V2948. ECF ? consensus sequences were identified upstream of the transcriptional start sites of these genes, consistent with the SigH-dependent regulation of these genes. Growth of V2948 was inhibited in the presence of 6% oxygen when compared to the wild-type W83 strain, while in anaerobic conditions both strains were able to grow. In addition, reduced growth of V2948 was observed in the presence of peroxide and thiol-oxidizing reagent, diamide when compared to the W83 strain. The SigH-deficient strain V2948 also exhibited reduced hemin uptake, consistent with the observed reduced expression of genes involved in hemin uptake. Finally, survival of V2948 was reduced in the presence of host cells compared to the wild-type W83 strain. Collectively, our studies demonstrate that SigH is a positive regulator of gene expression required for survival of the bacterium in the presence of oxygen and oxidative stress, hemin uptake, and virulence. PMID:22520389

  15. Distinct roles of long/short fimbriae and gingipains in homotypic biofilm development by Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Tribble Gena D

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontal pathogen, expresses a number of virulence factors, including long (FimA and short (Mfa fimbriae as well as gingipains comprised of arginine-specific (Rgp and lysine-specific (Kgp cysteine proteinases. The aim of this study was to examine the roles of these components in homotypic biofilm development by P. gingivalis, as well as in accumulation of exopolysaccharide in biofilms. Results Biofilms were formed on saliva-coated glass surfaces in PBS or diluted trypticase soy broth (dTSB. Microscopic observation showed that the wild type strain formed biofilms with a dense basal monolayer and dispersed microcolonies in both PBS and dTSB. A FimA deficient mutant formed patchy and small microcolonies in PBS, but the organisms proliferated and formed a cohesive biofilm with dense exopolysaccharides in dTSB. A Mfa mutant developed tall and large microcolonies in PBS as well as dTSB. A Kgp mutant formed markedly thick biofilms filled with large clumped colonies under both conditions. A RgpA/B double mutant developed channel-like biofilms with fibrillar and tall microcolonies in PBS. When this mutant was studied in dTSB, there was an increase in the number of peaks and the morphology changed to taller and loosely packed biofilms. In addition, deletion of FimA reduced the autoaggregation efficiency, whereas autoaggregation was significantly increased in the Kgp and Mfa mutants, with a clear association with alteration of biofilm structures under the non-proliferation condition. In contrast, this association was not observed in the Rgp-null mutants. Conclusion These results suggested that the FimA fimbriae promote initial biofilm formation but exert a restraining regulation on biofilm maturation, whereas Mfa and Kgp have suppressive and regulatory roles during biofilm development. Rgp controlled microcolony morphology and biovolume. Collectively, these molecules seem to act coordinately to regulate the development of mature P. gingivalis biofilms.

  16. Comparative phospholipid analogue distributions of Porphyromonas gingivalis isolated from cats in Australia and the USA.

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    Korachi, M; Love, D; Goldstein, E J; Citron, D M; Blinkhorn, A S; Boote, V; Drucker, D B

    2001-07-26

    DNA-DNA homology measurements and phospholipid (PL) analogue profiling have shown heterogeneity of Porphyromonas gingivalis. The aim of this study was to determine whether there were differences between cat strains of P. gingivalis from Australia and USA with respect to PL analogue distribution. Lipids were extracted with chloroform-methanol and examined by fast atom bombardment-mass spectrometry (FAB-MS) in negative-ion mode, using published methods. For PL analogues, the major anions included those with mass-to-charge (m/z)=634, 648, 662, 705, 932, 946 and 960, respectively, corresponding to expected presence of PE (28:0), PE (29:0), PE (30:0), PG (32:1), and three unknown homologues of a glycero-phospholipid with a single nitrogen. Analyses were compared to calculate a matrix of Pearson coefficients of linear correlation from which a dendrogram was produced of strains clustered by single linkage. One cluster was comprised solely of Australian cat-to-cat bite isolates and a second cluster included exclusively USA cat- and dog-to-human bite isolates except for one Australian cat-to-cat bite isolate (VPB 5089). The US cluster included three outliers, one of which was the Australian cat isolate VPB 5089. The human type strain (ATCC 33277) was quite remote from all dog and cat strains. It was shown that P. gingivalis human and non-human animal isolates have distinct PL analogue profiles from each other. Furthermore, the cat strains from the USA and those from Australia showed quantitative differences in polar lipid profiles that correlated largely with country of isolation. PMID:11376959

  17. Porphyromonas gingivalis as a Model Organism for Assessing Interaction of Anaerobic Bacteria with Host Cells.

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    Wunsch, Christopher M; Lewis, Janina P

    2015-01-01

    Anaerobic bacteria far outnumber aerobes in many human niches such as the gut, mouth, and vagina. Furthermore, anaerobic infections are common and frequently of indigenous origin. The ability of some anaerobic pathogens to invade human cells gives them adaptive measures to escape innate immunity as well as to modulate host cell behavior. However, ensuring that the anaerobic bacteria are live during experimental investigation of the events may pose challenges. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a Gram-negative anaerobe, is capable of invading a variety of eukaryotic non-phagocytic cells. This article outlines how to successfully culture and assess the ability of P. gingivalis to invade human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Two protocols were developed: one to measure bacteria that can successfully invade and survive within the host, and the other to visualize bacteria interacting with host cells. These techniques necessitate the use of an anaerobic chamber to supply P. gingivalis with an anaerobic environment for optimal growth. The first protocol is based on the antibiotic protection assay, which is largely used to study the invasion of host cells by bacteria. However, the antibiotic protection assay is limited; only intracellular bacteria that are culturable following antibiotic treatment and host cell lysis are measured. To assess all bacteria interacting with host cells, both live and dead, we developed a protocol that uses fluorescent microscopy to examine host-pathogen interaction. Bacteria are fluorescently labeled with 2',7'-Bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein acetoxymethyl ester (BCECF-AM) and used to infect eukaryotic cells under anaerobic conditions. Following fixing with paraformaldehyde and permeabilization with 0.2% Triton X-100, host cells are labeled with TRITC phalloidin and DAPI to label the cell cytoskeleton and nucleus, respectively. Multiple images taken at different focal points (Z-stack) are obtained for temporal-spatial visualization of bacteria. Methods used in this study can be applied to any cultivable anaerobe and any eukaryotic cell type. PMID:26709454

  18. Inhibition of gingipains by their profragments as the mechanism protecting Porphyromonas gingivalis against premature activation of secreted proteases

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    Veillard, Florian; Sztukowska, Maryta; Mizgalska, Danuta; Ksiazek, Miros?aw; Houston, John; Potempa, Barbara; Enghild, Jan Johannes; Thøgersen, Ida B; Gomis-Rüth, F Xavier; Nguyen, Ky-Anh; Potempa, Jan

    2013-01-01

    Arginine-specific (RgpB and RgpA) and lysine-specific (Kgp) gingipains are secretory cysteine proteinases of Porphyromonas gingivalis that act as important virulence factors for the organism. They are translated as zymogens with both N- and C-terminal extensions, which are proteolytically cleaved during secretion. In this report, we describe and characterize inhibition of the gingipains by their N-terminal prodomains to maintain latency during their export through the cellular compartments.

  19. Hemin levels in culture medium of Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis regulate both hemin binding and trypsinlike protease production.

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    Carman, R.J.; Ramakrishnan, M D; Harper, F. H.

    1990-01-01

    Washed cells and Sarkosyl-insoluble outer membrane preparations of the black-pigmented bacteroides Porphyromonas gingivalis W50 bound hemin. The amount of hemin removed from a buffered solution by both cells and outer membranes was significantly larger if bacteria had been grown in broths supplemented with 5 mg of hemin per liter rather than none. Conversely, cells grown without supplemental hemin bound relatively little. However, all preparations bound some hemin. In addition, hemin regulate...

  20. Unique Structure and Stability of HmuY, a Novel Heme-Binding Protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Infection, survival, and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria in humans depend on their capacity to impair host responses and acquire nutrients in a hostile environment. Among such nutrients is heme, a co-factor for oxygen storage, electron transport, photosynthesis, and redox biochemistry, which is indispensable for life. Porphyromonas gingivalis is the major human bacterial pathogen responsible for severe periodontitis. It recruits heme through HmuY, which sequesters heme from host carriers...

  1. In vitro cytokine responses to periodontal pathogens: generalized aggressive periodontitis is associated with increased IL-6 response to Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Borch, T S; Holmstrup, Palle; Bendtzen, K; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2010-01-01

    Generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP) is an inflammatory condition resulting in destruction of tooth-supporting tissues. We examined the production of IL-1beta, IL-6, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, IL-12 and IL-10 in cultures of peripheral mononuclear cells (MNC) from 10 patients with GAgP and 10 controls stimulated with periodontal pathogens or a control antigen, tetanus toxoid (TT) in the presence of autologous serum. The pathogens used were Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella inte...

  2. The rag Locus of Porphyromonas gingivalis Contributes to Virulence in a Murine Model of Soft Tissue Destruction?

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    Shi, Xiaoju; Hanley, Shirley A.; Faray-Kele, Marie-Claire; Fawell, Stuart C.; Aduse-Opoku, Joseph; Whiley, Robert A.; Curtis, Michael A.; Hall, Lucinda M.C.

    2007-01-01

    The rag locus of Porphyromonas gingivalis encodes a putative TonB-dependent outer membrane receptor, RagA, and a 55-kDa immunodominant antigen, RagB. Inactivation of either ragA or ragB prevented expression of both RagA and RagB. Both the ragA and ragB mutants were significantly less virulent than wild-type strains in a murine model of infection.

  3. Neolignanos de Krameria ramosissima (A. Gray) S. Watson con actividad contra Porphyromonas gingivalis, evaluación citotóxica y mutagénica / Neolignans from Krameria ramosissima (A. Gray) S. Watson with activity against Porphyromonas gingivalis, cytotoxical and mutagenic evaluations

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    Laura E., Villarreal-García; Azucena, Oranday-Cárdenas; Myriam A. de la, Garza-Ramos; Catalina, Rivas-Morales; M. Julia, Verde-Star; J. Alberto, Gómez-Treviño; Víctor, Torres-de la Cruz.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Porphyromonas gingivalis, es una de las bacterias asociadas a la enfermedad periodontal, y ha sido relacionada con lesiones coronarias, neumonía y preeclamsia. El propósito de este estudio fue evaluar el extracto metanólico de raíces de Krameria ramosissima contra P. gingivalis (ATCC 53978), determi [...] nar su actividad citotóxica en fibroblastos humanos (ATCC CRL-7222 Hs 274.T) y su potencial mutagénico mediante la prueba de Ames. Las concentraciones a evaluar fueron 500, 400, 300, 200, 150, 100, 75 y 50 µg/mL, siendo la concentración mínima inhibitoria de 300 µg/mL. Mediante cromatografía en columna se obtuvieron 14 fracciones, de las cuales la 7 y la 9 presentaron mayor actividad (P Abstract in english Porphyromonas gingivalis, is one of the bacteria associated with periodontal disease that has been related to coronary artery disease, pneumonia, and preeclampsia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the methanol extract of roots of Krameria ramosissima against P. gingivalis (ATCC 53978), its [...] cytotoxic activity in human fibroblasts (ATCC CRL-7222 274.T Hs) and its mutagenic potential using the Ames test. Asessed concentrations were 500, 400, 300, 200, 150, 100, 75 and 50 µg/mL, with the minimum inhibitory concentration being of 300 µg/mL. By column chromatography were obtained 14 fractions of which the fractions 7 and 9 showed higher inhibitory activity (P

  4. Pathway analysis for intracellular Porphyromonas gingivalis using a strain ATCC 33277 specific database

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    Wang Tiansong

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative intracellular pathogen associated with periodontal disease. We have previously reported on whole-cell quantitative proteomic analyses to investigate the differential expression of virulence factors as the organism transitions from an extracellular to intracellular lifestyle. The original results with the invasive strain P. gingivalis ATCC 33277 were obtained using the genome sequence available at the time, strain W83 [GenBank: AE015924]. We present here a re-processed dataset using the recently published genome annotation specific for strain ATCC 33277 [GenBank: AP009380] and an analysis of differential abundance based on metabolic pathways rather than individual proteins. Results Qualitative detection was observed for 1266 proteins using the strain ATCC 33277 annotation for 18 hour internalized P. gingivalis within human gingival epithelial cells and controls exposed to gingival cell culture medium, an improvement of 7% over the W83 annotation. Internalized cells showed increased abundance of proteins in the energy pathway from asparagine/aspartate amino acids to ATP. The pathway producing one short chain fatty acid, propionate, showed increased abundance, while that of another, butyrate, trended towards decreased abundance. The translational machinery, including ribosomal proteins and tRNA synthetases, showed a significant increase in protein relative abundance, as did proteins responsible for transcription. Conclusion Use of the ATCC 33277 specific genome annotation resulted in improved proteome coverage with respect to the number of proteins observed both qualitatively in terms of protein identifications and quantitatively in terms of the number of calculated abundance ratios. Pathway analysis showed a significant increase in overall protein synthetic and transcriptional machinery in the absence of significant growth. These results suggest that the interior of host cells provides a more energy rich environment compared to the extracellular milieu. Shifts in the production of cytotoxic fatty acids by intracellular P. gingivalis may play a role in virulence. Moreover, despite extensive genomic re-arrangements between strains W83 and 33277, there is sufficient sequence similarity at the peptide level for proteomic abundance trends to be largely accurate when using the heterologous strain annotated genome as the reference for database searching.

  5. Porphyromonas gingivalis HSP60 peptides have distinct roles in the development of atherosclerosis.

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    Jeong, Euikyong; Kim, Koanhoi; Kim, June Hong; Cha, Go Sim; Kim, Sung-Jo; Kang, Ho Sung; Choi, Jeomil

    2015-02-01

    Different epitope peptides of bacterial heat shock proteins may function as effector or regulatory molecules in autoimmune responses in infection-triggered atherosclerosis. We investigated the mechanisms for the distinct roles of two epitope peptides from Porphyromonas gingivalis heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) in atherogenesis with regard to peptide-specific T cell polarization relevant to (1) phenotype and cytokine profiles, (2) expression of transcription factors, and (3) role of antigen presenting dendritic cell subsets.Apolipoprotein E-knockout (ApoE KO) mice were immunized with peptide 14 or peptide 19 from P. gingivalis HSP60 prior to induction of atherosclerosis by infection with P. gingivalis plus a Western diet. Significant reductions in plaque/lipid droplet area and plasma cholesterol levels were observed in mice immunized with peptide 14, whereas the opposite phenomenon was evident in mice immunized with peptide 19. CD4+ T-cells polarized to the regulatory T-cell type in peptide 14-immunized group, whereas they polarized to the Th1 cells in peptide 19-immunized group; this observation was supported by the cytokine profiles characteristic to each T-cell phenotype.Significantly higher expression of Nr4a1 and Nr4a2 mRNA, transcriptional factors for regulatory T-cell type, were observed in peptide 14-immunized group. In contrast, the expression level of IFN-? and T-bet mRNA, signaling molecules for Th1 cells, was higher in peptide 19-immunized group than in PBS-immunized group.In non-immunized wild mice, BMDC-derived CD11c+ dendritic cells have shown to stimulate Tregs significantly in antigen-nonspecific manner. However, each peptide antigen demonstrated a unique mode of preferential adoption of dendritic cell subsets.In conclusion, peptide 14 or peptide 19 from P. gingivalis HSP60, respectively, may play either an anti- or pro-atherogenic role in the ApoE KO mouse model of infection-triggered atherosclerosis through distinct mechanisms operating in the polarization of T cells. PMID:25457882

  6. Determination of the antibacterial activity of simvastatin against periodontal pathogens, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: An in vitro study

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    Shilpa Emani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context and Objective: Statin treatment, apart from its hypolipidemic action has proven its antimicrobial activity by improving the survival rate of patients with severe systemic bacterial infections. Periodontitis is an inflammatory disorder of tooth supporting structures caused by a group of specific microorganisms. The objective of the present study was to determine the antimicrobial activity of pure simvastatin drug against the primary periodontal pathogens. Materials and Methods: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC was determined against Porphyromonas gingivalis and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans using serial dilution method. Results: MIC of simvastatin against P. gingivalis was 2 ?g/ml and A. actinomycetemcomitans was found to be <1 ?g/ml which requires further dilutions to determine the exact value. Conclusions: Data suggests a potent antimicrobial activity of simvastatin against both A. actinomycetemcomitans and P gingivalis. Hence simvastatin can be prescribed as a dual action drug in patients with both hyperlipidemia and periodontal disease.

  7. Virulencia y variabilidad de Porphyromonas gingivalis y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans y su asociación a la periodontitis Virulence and variability on Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and their association to periodontitis

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    J Díaz Zúñiga

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Las periodontitis son un conjunto de patologías de naturaleza inflamatoria y etiología infecciosa producidas por el biofilm patogénico subgingival. Porphyromonas gingivalis y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans son bacterias periodonto-patógenas que pueden causar daño directo a las estructuras periodontales a través de los diversos factores de virulencia que expresan. Sobre la base de estos factores de virulencia, distintos genotipos y serotipos bacterianos se han descrito, cada uno de ellos con una potencial variable patogenicidad. En esta revisión bibliográfica se describen diferentes factores de virulencia de P. gingivalis y A. actinomycetemcomitans y se discute la variable inmunogenicidad y patogenicidad de los distintos genotipos y serotipos descritos para ellos. Tanto P. gingivalis como A. actinomycetemcomitans poseen diversos factores de virulencia asociados al inicio, progresión y severidad de las periodontitis. En P. gingivalis, los factores de virulencia para los cuales se describen distintos genotipos y/o serotipos son fimbria, LPS y cápsula bacteriana, y en A. actinomycetemcomitans son leucotoxina A, Cdt y LPS. Cada uno de estos distintos genotipos y serotipos induce una respuesta inmuno-inflamatoria diferente en el hospedero y, por lo tanto, se podrían asociar a una variable patogenicidad y podrían determinar las características clínicas de la enfermedad.Periodontitis represents a heterogenic group of periodontal infections elicited by bacteria residing at the subgingival biofilm. Although this biofilm is constituted by a broad variety of bacterial species, only a limited number has been associated with the periodontitis aetiology, among them Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. Both P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans express a number of virulence factors that contribute to direct tissue damage and, based on them, distinct genotypes and serotypes have been described, each one with a potential variable pathogenicity. This review aimed to analyze the different virulence factors described for P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans and to discuss the variable immunogenicity and pathogenicity of their serotypes and genotypes. P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans express different virulence factors and they determine the initiation, progression, and severity of periodontitis. In P. gingivalis, distinct serotypes and/or genotypes are described based on fimbriae, LPS, and capsule. Additionally, in A. actinomycetemcomitans distinct serotypes and/or genotypes are described based on leucotoxin A, Cdt, and LPS. These distinct serotypes and genotypes induce a differential immunoinflammatory response and, thus, could be associated with variations in pathogenicity and reflected in clinic characteristics of the disease.

  8. Effect of Porphyromonas gingivalis infection on post-transcriptional regulation of the low-density lipoprotein receptor in mice

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    Miyazawa Haruna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Periodontal disease is suggested to increase the risk of atherothrombotic disease by inducing dyslipidemia. Recently, we demonstrated that proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9, which is known to play a critical role in the regulation of circulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol levels, is elevated in periodontitis patients. However, the underlying mechanisms of elevation of PCSK9 in periodontitis patients are largely unknown. Here, we explored whether Porphyromonas gingivalis, a representative periodontopathic bacterium, -induced inflammatory response regulates serum PCSK9 and cholesterol levels using animal models. Methods We infected C57BL/6 mice intraperitoneally with Porphyromonas gingivalis, a representative strain of periodontopathic bacteria, and evaluated serum PCSK9 levels and the serum lipid profile. PCSK9 and LDL receptor (LDLR gene and protein expression, as well as liver X receptors (Lxrs, inducible degrader of the LDLR (Idol, and sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor (Srebf2 gene expression, were examined in the liver. Results P. gingivalis infection induced a significant elevation of serum PCSK9 levels and a concomitant elevation of total and LDL cholesterol compared with sham-infected mice. The LDL cholesterol levels were significantly correlated with PCSK9 levels. Expression of the Pcsk9, Ldlr, and Srebf2 genes was upregulated in the livers of the P. gingivalis-infected mice compared with the sham-infected mice. Although Pcsk9 gene expression is known to be positively regulated by sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP2 (human homologue of Srebf2, whereas Srebf2 is negatively regulated by cholesterol, the elevated expression of Srebf2 found in the infected mice is thought to be mediated by P. gingivalis infection. Conclusions P. gingivalis infection upregulates PCSK9 production via upregulation of Srebf2, independent of cholesterol levels. Further studies are required to elucidate how infection regulates Srebf2 expression and subsequently influences lipid metabolism.

  9. Identification of Porphyromonas gingivalis proteins secreted by the Por secretion system.

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    Sato, Keiko; Yukitake, Hideharu; Narita, Yuka; Shoji, Mikio; Naito, Mariko; Nakayama, Koji

    2013-01-01

    The Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis possesses a number of potential virulence factors for periodontopathogenicity. In particular, cysteine proteinases named gingipains are of interest given their abilities to degrade host proteins and process other virulence factors such as fimbriae. Gingipains are translocated on the cell surface or into the extracellular milieu by the Por secretion system (PorSS), which consists of a number of membrane or periplasmic proteins including PorK, PorL, PorM, PorN, PorO, PorP, PorQ, PorT, PorU, PorV (PG27, LptO), PorW and Sov. To identify proteins other than gingipains secreted by the PorSS, we compared the proteomes of P. gingivalis strains kgp rgpA rgpB (PorSS-proficient strain) and kgp rgpA rgpB porK (PorSS-deficient strain) using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and peptide-mass fingerprinting. Sixteen spots representing 10 different proteins were present in the particle-free culture supernatant of the PorSS-proficient strain but were absent or faint in that of the PorSS-deficient strain. These identified proteins possessed the C-terminal domains (CTDs), which had been suggested to form the CTD protein family. These results indicate that the PorSS is used for secretion of a number of proteins other than gingipains and that the CTDs of the proteins are associated with the PorSS-dependent secretion. PMID:23075153

  10. Characterization of extracellular polymeric matrix, and treatment of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilms with DNase I and proteinase K

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    Marwan Mansoor Ali Mohammed

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Biofilms are organized communities of microorganisms embedded in a self-produced extracellular polymeric matrix (EPM, often with great phylogenetic variety. Bacteria in the subgingival biofilm are key factors that cause periodontal diseases; among these are the Gram-negative bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis. The objectives of this study were to characterize the major components of the EPM and to test the effect of deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I and proteinase K. Methods: F. nucleatum and P. gingivalis bacterial cells were grown in dynamic and static biofilm models. The effects of DNase I and proteinase K enzymes on the major components of the EPM were tested during biofilm formation and on mature biofilm. Confocal laser scanning microscopy was used in observing biofilm structure. Results: Proteins and carbohydrates were the major components of the biofilm matrix, and extracellular DNA (eDNA was also present. DNase I and proteinase K enzymes had little effect on biofilms in the conditions used. In the flow cell, F. nucleatum was able to grow in partially oxygenated conditions while P. gingivalis failed to form biofilm alone in similar conditions. F. nucleatum supported the growth of P. gingivalis when they were grown together as dual species biofilm. Conclusion: DNase I and proteinase K had little effect on the biofilm matrix in the conditions used. F. nucleatum formed biofilm easily and supported the growth of P. gingivalis, which preferred anaerobic conditions.

  11. Variabilidad de la síntesis de RANKL por linfocitos T frente a distintos serotipos capsulares de Porphyromonas gingivalis Variability in the RANKL synthesis by T lymphocytes in response to different Porphyromonas gingivalis capsular serotypes

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    M Navarrete

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Propósito: Las periodontitis representan un grupo heterogéneo de infecciones periodontales cuya etiología son las bacterias residentes en el biofilm subgingival. Aunque este biofilm está constituido por una amplia variedad de especies bacterianas, sólo un número limitado de especies, como Porphyromonas gingivalis, se ha asociado a la etiología de la enfermedad. P. gingivalis expresa diversos factores de virulencia que pueden causar daño directo a los tejidos del hospedero; sin embargo, su mayor patogenicidad involucra la inducción de una respuesta inmuno-inflamatoria, durante la cual se secretan una amplia variedad de citoquinas, quimioquinas y mediadores inflamatorios que pueden inducir la destrucción de los tejidos de soporte de los dientes y la pérdida de ellos. Método: En esta investigación, se evaluó si los distintos serotipos capsulares (K de P. gingivalis pueden determinar los niveles de síntesis de RANKL, citoquina clave en la destrucción del hueso alveolar durante la periodontitis. Para ello, se cuantificaron los niveles de expresión de RANKL mediante PCR cuantitativa y los niveles de secreción mediante ELISA en linfocitos T activados en presencia de los serotipos capsulares K1-K6 de P. gingivalis, y estos se correlacionaron a los niveles de expresión de los factores de transcripción asociados a cada uno de los fenotipos de linfocitos efectores: Th1 (T-bet, Th2 (GATA-3, Th17 (RORC2 y Treg (Foxp3. Resultados: Mayores niveles de expresión y secreción de RANKL fueron detectados en linfocitos T activados en presencia de los serotipos K1 y K2 de P. gingivalis, en comparación a los detectados ante los otros serotipos. Además, estos mayores niveles de RANKL se correlacionaron positivamente con los niveles de expresión de RORC2. Conclusión: Estos datos demuestran que la síntesis de RANKL por linfocitos T se restringe a ciertos serotipos capsulares de P. gingivalis (K1 y K2 y permiten sugerir que los serotipos K1 y K2 de P. gingivalis podrían asociarse a la destrucción del hueso alveolar y a la pérdida de los dientes durante la periodontitis.Aim: Periodontitis represents a heterogenic group of periodontal infections elicited by bacteria residing at the subgingival biofilm. Although this biofilm is constituted by a broad variety of bacterial species, only a limited number has been associated with the periodontitis aetiology, among them Porphyromonas gingivalis. P. gingivalis express a number of virulence factors that contribute to direct tissue damage; however, their pathogenicity relies mainly on the induction of a host immuno-inflammatory response. This leads to the release of a broad array of cytokines, chemokines and inflammatory mediators, which cause destruction of the tooth-supporting alveolar bone and ultimately tooth loss. Method: In the present investigation, in order to determine whether different P. gingivalis serotypes might lead to a differential RANKL synthesis, a key cytokine involved in alveolar bone resorption, the mRNA expression and secretion of RANKL and the expression of transcription factors T-bet, GATA-3, RORC2 and Foxp3, the master-switch genes controlling the Th1, Th2, Th17, and Treg cell differentiation, respectively, were analyzed on human T cells activated with different P. gingivalis capsular (K serotypes. Results: T lymphocytes responding to P. gingivalis serotypes K1 or K2, but not to the other serotypes, led to an increased expression and secretion of RANKL. In addition, these higher RANKL levels correlate with RORC2 expression upon activation with K1 or K2 serotypes. Conclusion: These data demonstrated that RANKL expression and secretion by T lymphocytes was restricted to particular P. gingivalis serotypes (namely K1 and K2, and allowed to suggest a link between these serotypes with alveolar bone destruction and teeth loosening during the periodontitis.

  12. Rosiglitazone impedes Porphyromonas gingivalis-accelerated atherosclerosis by downregulating the TLR/NF-?B signaling pathway in atherosclerotic mice.

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    Pan, Shengbo; Lei, Lang; Chen, Shuai; Li, Houxuan; Yan, Fuhua

    2014-12-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis,a predominant periodontal pathogen, is known to accelerate atherosclerosis in hyperlipidemic animals via aberrant inflammatory responses. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR?) agonists have been reported to exert anti-inflammatory effects in vitro. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential protective role of the PPAR? agonist rosiglitazone in pathogen accelerated atherosclerosis in an apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mouse model. ApoE-/- mice were inoculated intravenously with live P. gingivalis (strain 33277) or the buffer vehicle and treated with rosiglitazone or saline over a 10-week period. Their atherosclerotic status in aortic artery was assessed through histomorphometric analysis, inflammatory agent and lipid profiles in blood was determined by ELISA, and levels of relevant cytokines and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in aortic tissues were evaluated using immunohistochemistry and quantitative PCR. P. gingivalis inoculation was associated with increased atherosclerotic plaque formation in the aorta and higher levels of serum pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-?, monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and interleukin-1?), but the serum lipid profile was not affected by P. gingivalis infection. Levels of tumor necrosis factor-?, monocyte chemotactic protein-1 intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 and TLRs were higher in the aortic tissues of mice exposed to P. gingivalis, and activation of nuclear factor-?B was also observed. In both P. gingivalis-treated and -untreated ApoE-/- mice, rosiglitazone treatment was associated with less atherosclerotic plaque formation; lower serum inflammatory cytokines, total cholesterol, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol; higher levels of PPAR?, lower amounts of TLR2/4 and downregulated nuclear factor-?B activity in aortic tissues. These findings suggest that rosiglitazone mitigates or prevents P. gingivalis-accelerated atherosclerosis by inhibiting the inflammatory response via downregulation of the TLR/ nuclear factor-?B signaling pathway. PMID:25445963

  13. Involvement of a periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis on the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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    Yoneda Masato

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome that is closely associated with multiple factors such as obesity, hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, other risk factors for the development of NAFLD are unclear. With the association between periodontal disease and the development of systemic diseases receiving increasing attention recently, we conducted this study to investigate the relationship between NAFLD and infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis, a major causative agent of periodontitis. Methods The detection frequencies of periodontal bacteria in oral samples collected from 150 biopsy-proven NAFLD patients (102 with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH and 48 with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL patients and 60 non-NAFLD control subjects were determined. Detection of P. gingivalis and other periodontopathic bacteria were detected by PCR assay. In addition, effect of P. gingivalis-infection on mouse NAFLD model was investigated. To clarify the exact contribution of P. gingivalis-induced periodontitis, non-surgical periodontal treatments were also undertaken for 3 months in 10 NAFLD patients with periodontitis. Results The detection frequency of P. gingivalis in NAFLD patients was significantly higher than that in the non-NAFLD control subjects (46.7% vs. 21.7%, odds ratio: 3.16. In addition, the detection frequency of P. gingivalis in NASH patients was markedly higher than that in the non-NAFLD subjects (52.0%, odds ratio: 3.91. Most of the P. gingivalis fimbria detected in the NAFLD patients was of invasive genotypes, especially type II (50.0%. Infection of type II P. gingivalis on NAFLD model of mice accelerated the NAFLD progression. The non-surgical periodontal treatments on NAFLD patients carried out for 3 months ameliorated the liver function parameters, such as the serum levels of AST and ALT. Conclusions Infection with high-virulence P. gingivalis might be an additional risk factor for the development/progression of NAFLD/NASH.

  14. Porphyrin-Mediated Binding to Hemoglobin by the HA2 Domain of Cysteine Proteinases (Gingipains) and Hemagglutinins from the Periodontal Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Paramaesvaran, Mayuri; Yun, Peter L. W.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

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    Heme binding and uptake are considered fundamental to the growth and virulence of the gram-negative periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. We therefore examined the potential role of the dominant P. gingivalis cysteine proteinases (gingipains) in the acquisition of heme from the environment. A recombinant hemoglobin-binding domain that is conserved between two predominant gingipains (domain HA2) demonstrated tight binding to hemin (Kd = 16 nM), and binding was ...

  15. Porphyromonas gingivalis induces CCR5-dependent transfer of infectious HIV-1 from oral keratinocytes to permissive cells

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    Dietrich Elizabeth A

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Systemic infection with HIV occurs infrequently through the oral route. The frequency of occurrence may be increased by concomitant bacterial infection of the oral tissues, since co-infection and inflammation of some cell types increases HIV-1 replication. A putative periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis selectively up-regulates expression of the HIV-1 coreceptor CCR5 on oral keratinocytes. We, therefore, hypothesized that P. gingivalis modulates the outcome of HIV infection in oral epithelial cells. Results Oral and tonsil epithelial cells were pre-incubated with P. gingivalis, and inoculated with either an X4- or R5-type HIV-1. Between 6 and 48 hours post-inoculation, P. gingivalis selectively increased the infectivity of R5-tropic HIV-1 from oral and tonsil keratinocytes; infectivity of X4-tropic HIV-1 remained unchanged. Oral keratinocytes appeared to harbor infectious HIV-1, with no evidence of productive infection. HIV-1 was harbored at highest levels during the first 6 hours after HIV exposure and decreased to barely detectable levels at 48 hours. HIV did not appear to co-localize with P. gingivalis, which increased selective R5-tropic HIV-1 trans infection from keratinocytes to permissive cells. When CCR5 was selectively blocked, HIV-1 trans infection was reduced. Conclusion P. gingivalis up-regulation of CCR5 increases trans infection of harbored R5-tropic HIV-1 from oral keratinocytes to permissive cells. Oral infections such as periodontitis may, therefore, increase risk for oral infection and dissemination of R5-tropic HIV-1.

  16. Coexistence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola in the Red Bacterial Complex in Chronic Periodontitis Subjects / Coexistencia de Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia y Treponema denticola en el Complejo Rojo Bacteriano en Sujetos con Periodontitis Crónica

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    Carlos Martín, Ardila Medina; Astrid Adriana, Ariza Garcés; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán Zuluaga.

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    Full Text Available Reportes previos mostraron que la periodontitis se asocia con diferentes microorganismos en lugar de periodontopatógenos particulares en la biopelícula dental. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar la coexistencia y relación entre Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tanerella forsythia y Treponema dent [...] icola en el complejo rojo, señalando su vinculación con la severidad de la periodontitis. En este estudio transversal, 96 sujetos de 33 a 82 años (con 18 dientes residuales) con periodontitis crónica que asistieron a las clínicas dentales de la Universidad de Antioquia en Medellín, Colombia fueron invitados a participar. Se registraron la presencia o ausencia de sangrado al sondaje y placa. La profundidad de sondaje y nivel de inserción clínica se midieron en todas las superficies proximales, bucal y lingual. El muestreo microbiano en pacientes con periodontitis se realizó en los bolsillos mayores a 5 mm. La presencia de P. gingivalis, T. forsythia, y T. denticola se detectó por PCR usando las bolsas periodontales diseñadas para dirigirse a las respectivas secuencias de genes 16S RNAr. La coexistencia de los tres periodontopatógenos fue la más frecuente (25 sujetos). Se observó una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre las tres bacterias (P. gingivalis y T. forsythia, P Abstract in english Previous reports showed that periodontitis is associated with different microorganisms rather than individual periodontopathogens in the dental biofilm. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the coexistence and relationship among Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tanerella forsythia, and Treponem [...] a denticola in the red complex, noting its association with the severity of periodontitis. In this cross sectional study, 96 subjects, aged 33 to 82 years (with 18 residual teeth) with chronic periodontitis who attended the dental clinics of the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia were invited to participate. The presence or absence of bleeding on probing and plaque were registered. Probing depth and clinical attachment level were measured at all approximal, buccal and lingual surfaces. Microbial sampling on periodontitis patients was performed on pockets >5 mm. The presence of P. gingivalis, T. forsythia, and T. denticola was detected by PCR using primers designed to target the respective 16S rRNA gene sequences. The coexistence of the three periodontopathogens was the most frequent (25 subjects). A statistically significant association between the three bacteria was observed (P. gingivalis and T. forsythia, P

  17. Localization of a Porphyromonas gingivalis 26-kilodalton heat-modifiable, hemin-regulated surface protein which translocates across the outer membrane.

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    Bramanti, T E; Holt, S.C.

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    We recently identified a 26-kDa hemin-repressible outer membrane protein (Omp26) expressed by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. We report the localization of Omp26, which may function as a component of a hemin transport system in P. gingivalis. Under hemin-deprived conditions, P. gingivalis expressed Omp26, which was then lost from the surface after a shift back into hemin-rich conditions. Experiments with 125I labeling of surface proteins to examine the kinetics of mobilizat...

  18. Porphyromonas gingivalis within Placental Villous Mesenchyme and Umbilical Cord Stroma Is Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcome

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    Vanterpool, Sizzle F.; Been, Jasper V.; Houben, Michiel L.; Nikkels, Peter G. J.; De Krijger, Ronald R.; Zimmermann, Luc J. I.; Kramer, Boris W.; Progulske-Fox, Ann; Reyes, Leticia

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    Intrauterine presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), a common oral pathobiont, is implicated in preterm birth. Our aim was to determine if the location of Pg within placental and/or umbilical cord sections was associated with a specific delivery diagnosis at preterm delivery (histologic chorioamnionitis, chorioamnionitis with funisitis, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia with HELLP-syndrome, small for gestational age). The prevalence and location of Pg within archived placental and umbilical cord specimens from preterm (25 to 32 weeks gestation) and term control cohorts were evaluated by immunofluorescent histology. Detection of Pg was performed blinded to pregnancy characteristics. Multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate independent effects of gestational age, being small for gestational age, specific preterm delivery diagnosis, antenatal steroids, and delivery mode, on the odds of having Pg in the preterm tissue. Within the preterm cohort, 49 of 97 (51%) placentas and 40 of 97 (41%) umbilical cord specimens were positive for Pg. Pg within the placenta was significantly associated with shorter gestation lengths (OR 0.63 (95%CI: 0.48–0.85; p = 0.002) per week) and delivery via caesarean section (OR 4.02 (95%CI: 1.15–14.04; p = 0.03), but not with histological chorioamnionitis or preeclampsia. However, the presence of Pg in the umbilical cord was significantly associated with preeclampsia: OR 6.73 (95%CI: 1.31–36.67; p = 0.02). In the term cohort, 2 of 35 (6%) placentas and no umbilical cord term specimens were positive for Pg. The location of Pg within the placenta was different between preterm and term groups in that Pg within the villous mesenchyme was only detected in the preterm cohort, whereas Pg associated with syncytiotrophoblasts was found in both preterm and term placentas. Taken together, our results suggest that the presence of Pg within the villous stroma or umbilical cord may be an important determinant in Pg-associated adverse pregnancy outcomes. PMID:26731111

  19. Decreased interleukin-2 responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis in generalized aggressive periodontitis

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    Borch, Tanja SkuldbØl; Pedersen, Morten LØbner

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Compromised T-cell responses to periodontal pathogens may contribute to the pathogenesis of generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). In this study, we attempted to characterize T-helper cell (Th1, Th2, and Th17) responses in patients with GAgP and healthy controls upon stimulation with disease-relevant pathogens. METHODS: Mononuclear cells (MNCs) from 10 white patients with GAgP and 10 white controls were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) 33277 (Pg), Prevotella intermedia ATCC 25611, Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC 49256 (Fn), and similar bacteria isolated from the participants' inherent oral flora. Tetanus toxoid (TT) was used as control antigen. The resulting production of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and interleukin (IL)-2, -4, -5 and -17 and the induced proliferation of CD4+ T cells were measured. RESULTS: MNCs from patients with GAgP exhibited decreased IL-2 responses to Pg and Fn. No difference was observed between patients with GAgP and controls with regard to CD4+ T-cell proliferation or the production of IFN-gamma and IL-4, -5, and -17, irrespective of whether type strains or bacteria isolated from the participants' oral cavity were used for stimulation. Moreover, similar proliferative and cytokine responses to TT were observed. Notably, smoking patients with GAgP exhibited significantly lower IFN-gamma responses to the bacteria and to TT than non-smoking patients or controls. CONCLUSIONS: The decreased IL-2 responses of patients with GAgP to Pg and Fn combined with adequate IL-2 responses to TT suggest an impaired antigen-specific T-cell reactivity with periodontal pathogens in GAgP. The decreased IFN-gamma responses of smokers within the patient group suggest that smoking may aggravate this impairment.

  20. Occurrence of porphyromonas gingivalis and its antibacterial susceptibility to metronidazole and tetracycline in patients with chronic periodontitis

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    Fredy, Gamboa; Adriana, Acosta; Dabeiba-Adriana, García; Juliana, Velosa; Natalia, Araya; Roberto, Ledergerber.

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    Full Text Available La periodontitis cronica es una enfermedad infecciosa multifactorial asociada a bacilos Gram-negativos anaerobicos estrictos que se encuentran inmersos en la biopelicula subgingival. Porphyromonas gingivalis, importante patogeno periodontal, es fre - cuentemente detectado en pacientes con periodonti [...] tis cronica. Los aislamientos clinicos de P. gingivalis tienden a ser susceptibles a la mayoria de agentes antimicrobianos; sin embargo, se tiene poca informacion sobre la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana in vitro. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la frecuencia de P. gingivalis en pacientes con periodontitis cronica y determinar la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana en terminos de concentracion inhibitoria minima (CIM) de los aislamientos clinicos a metronidazol y tetraciclina. Se realizo un estudio observacional descriptivo en el que se incluyeron 87 pacientes con periodontitis cronica. Las muestras tomadas con conos de papel de la bolsa periodontal se depositaron en caldo tioglicolato, se incubaron durante 4 horas a 37 oC en anaerobiosis y se resembraron en agar anaerobico Wilkins- Chalgren (Oxoid). La identitficacion de los aislamientos se realizo con el sistema RapIDTM ANA II (Remel) y la susceptibilidad antibiotica para metronidazol y tetraciclina se evaluo mediante la tecnica M.I.C.Evaluator (M.I.C.E., Oxoid). En 30 de los 87 pacientes con periodontitis cronica se identifico P. gingivalis, lo que representa una frecuencia de 34.5%. Todos los 30 aislamientos (100%) fueron sensibles al metronidazol con valores de CIM desde 0.015 hasta 4 ug/ml. En cuanto a tetraciclina, 27 aislamientos (90%) fueron sensibles con valores de CIM desde Abstract in english Chronic periodontitis is a multifactorial infectious disease associated with Gram-negative strict anaerobes which are immersed in the subgingival biofilm. Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important periodontal pathogen, is frequently detected in patients with chronic periodontitis. Although isolates of [...] P. gingivalis tend to be susceptible to most antimicrobial agents, relatively little information is available on its in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of P. gingivalis in patients with chronic periodontitis and to assess antimicrobial susceptibility in terms of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of clinical isolates to metronidazole and tetracycline. A descriptive, observational study was performed including 87 patients with chronic periodontitis. Samples were taken from the periodontal pocket using paper points, which were placed in thioglycollate broth. Samples were incubated for 4 hours at 37°C in anaerobic conditions and finally replated on Wilkins-Chalgren anaerobic agar (Oxoid). Bacteria were identified using the RapIDTMANAII system (Remel) and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined with the M.I.C. Evaluator test (MICE, Oxoid). P. gingivalis was identified in 30 of the 87 patients with chronic periodontitis, which represents a frequency of 34.5%. All 30 isolates (100%) were sensitive to metronidazole, with MIC values ranging from 0015-4ug/ml. Regarding tetracycline, 27 isolates (90%) were sensitive, with MIC values ranging from

  1. Prevotella intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis isolated from osseointegrated dental implants: colonization and antimicrobial susceptibility Prevotella intermedia e Porphyromonas gingivalis isolados de implantes osseointegrados: colonização e susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos

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    Eduardo Augusto Pfau; Mario Julio Avila-Campos

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    The colonization and antimicrobial susceptibility of P. intermedia and P. gingivalis isolated from peri-implant and gingival sulcus samples were determined. Samples were collected from 30 patients submitted to implant in three different times: at the moment of the surgery, 20 and 60 days after the implant installation. Organisms were identified by using a biochemical tests or API 32-A kit and by PCR. The antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by using an agar dilution method. Nineteen P....

  2. Increased levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis are associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease in humans: an in vivo study

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    Janaina Salomon, Ghizoni; Luís Antônio de Assis, Taveira; Gustavo Pompermaier, Garlet; Marcos Flávio, Ghizoni; Jefferson Ricardo, Pereira; Thiago José, Dionísio; Daniel Thomas, Brozoski; Carlos Ferreira, Santos; Adriana Campos Passanezi, Sant' Ana.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the role of periodontal disease in the development of stroke or cerebral infarction in patients by evaluating the clinical periodontal conditions and the subgingival levels of periodontopathogens. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients with ischemic (I-CVA) or hemor [...] rhagic (H-CVA) cerebrovascular episodes (test group) and 60 systemically healthy patients (control group) were evaluated for: probing depth, clinical attachment level, bleeding on probing and plaque index. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were both identified and quantified in subgingival plaque samples by conventional and real-time PCR, respectively. RESULTS: The test group showed a significant increase in each of the following parameters: pocket depth, clinical attachment loss, bleeding on probing, plaque index and number of missing teeth when compared to control values (p

  3. The C5a receptor impairs IL-12–dependent clearance of Porphyromonas gingivalis and is required for induction of periodontal bone loss1

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    Liang, Shuang; Krauss, Jennifer L.; Domon, Hisanori; McIntosh, Megan L.; Kavita B. Hosur; Qu, HongChang; Li, Fenge; Tzekou, Apostolia; LAMBRIS, JOHN D.; Hajishengallis, George

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    The C5a anaphylatoxin receptor (C5aR; CD88) is activated as part of the complement cascade and exerts important inflammatory, antimicrobial and regulatory functions, at least in part, via crosstalk with TLRs. However, the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis can control C5aR activation by generating C5a through its own C5 convertase-like enzymatic activity. Here we show that P. gingivalis uses this mechanism to proactively and selectively inhibit TLR2-induced IL-12p70, whereas the sa...

  4. Active invasion of Porphyromonas gingivalis and infection-induced complement activation in ApoE-/- mice brains.

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    Poole, Sophie; Singhrao, Sim K; Chukkapalli, Sasanka; Rivera, Mercedes; Velsko, Irina; Kesavalu, Lakshmyya; Crean, StJohn

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    Periodontal disease is a polymicrobial inflammatory disease that leads to chronic systemic inflammation and direct infiltration of bacteria/bacterial components, which may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. ApoE-/- mice were orally infected (n = 12) with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, and Fusobacterium nucleatum as mono- and polymicrobial infections. ApoE-/- mice were sacrificed following 12 and 24 weeks of chronic infection. Bacterial genomic DNA was isolated from all brain tissues except for the F. nucleatum mono-infected group. Polymerase chain reaction was performed using universal 16 s rDNA primers and species-specific primer sets for each organism to determine whether the infecting pathogens accessed the brain. Sequencing amplification products confirmed the invasion of bacteria into the brain during infection. The innate immune responses were detected using antibodies against complement activation products of C3 convertase stage and the membrane attack complex. Molecular methods demonstrated that 6 out of 12 ApoE-/- mice brains contained P. gingivalis genomic DNA at 12 weeks (p = 0.006), and 9 out of 12 at 24 weeks of infection (p = 0.0001). Microglia in both infected and control groups demonstrated strong intracellular labeling with C3 and C9, due to on-going biosynthesis. The pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus in 4 out of 12 infected mice brains demonstrated characteristic opsonization with C3 activation fragments (p = 0.032). These results show that the oral pathogen P. gingivalis was able to access the ApoE-/- mice brain and thereby contributed to complement activation with bystander neuronal injury. PMID:25061055

  5. Characterization of hemin-binding protein 35 (HBP35) in Porphyromonas gingivalis: its cellular distribution, thioredoxin activity and role in heme utilization

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    Abiko Yoshimitsu; Naito Mariko; Sato Keiko; Chen Yu-Yen; Peng Benjamin; Yukitake Hideharu; Shiroza Teruaki; Shibata Yasuko; Shoji Mikio; Reynolds Eric C; Nakayama Koji

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    Abstract Background The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is an obligate anaerobe that requires heme for growth. To understand its heme acquisition mechanism, we focused on a hemin-binding protein (HBP35 protein), possessing one thioredoxin-like motif and a conserved C-terminal domain, which are proposed to be involved in redox regulation and cell surface attachment, respectively. Results We observed that the hbp35 gene was transcribed as a 1.1-kb mRNA with subsequent translation ...

  6. The K1K2 Region of Lys-Gingipain of Porphyromonas gingivalis Blocks Induction of HLA Expression by Gamma Interferon

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    Yun, Peter L.; Li, Nan; Collyer, Charles A.; Hunter, Neil

    2012-01-01

    In the context of periodontal disease, cysteine proteinases or gingipains from Porphyromonas gingivalis have been implicated in the hydrolysis of cytokines, including gamma interferon (IFN-?). This cytokine plays a crucial role in host defenses, in part, by regulating expression of major histocompatibility complex molecules. Our recent analysis has identified three structurally defined modules, K1, K2, and K3, of the hemagglutinin region of the lysine gingipain Kgp. These three structurally h...

  7. Cystatin and cystatin-derived peptides have antibacterial activity against the pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Blankenvoorde, M F; van't Hof, W; Walgreen-Weterings, E; van Steenbergen, T J; Brand, H S; Veerman, E C; Nieuw Amerongen, A V

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    We investigated whether cystatins and cystatin-derived peptides, encompassing sequences of secondary structures of cystatin S and papain binding domains of cystatin C, display antimicrobial properties. Of the different microorganisms tested, only the growth of P. gingivalis was inhibited by chicken cystatin and cystatin C. Cystatin S, cystatin S:1-14, cystatin S:61-73 and cystatin S:108-121 also inhibited its growth, whereas cystatin S:21-38, cystatin S:39-55, cystatin S:81-95, cystatin S:94-109, and cystatin C: 9-12/55-60/106-107 did not. No inhibition of the cysteine proteinase activity of P. gingivalis was observed for all cystatin-derived peptides. On the other hand, leupeptin and antipain inhibited P. gingivalis proteinase activity, but had no effect on the growth. These data suggest that cystatins contain antibacterial sequences active against P. gingivalis and that the growth inhibition does not depend on the inhibition of P. gingivalis cysteine proteinases. PMID:9865612

  8. Effects of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (LL-37) on immortalized gingival fibroblasts infected with Porphyromonas gingivalis and irradiated with 625-nm LED light.

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    Kim, JiSun; Kim, SangWoo; Lim, WonBong; Choi, HongRan; Kim, OkJoon

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis causes chronic inflammatory diseases (periodontal diseases) that destroy the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Antimicrobial peptides are crucial components of the host defense response required to maintain cellular homeostasis during microbial invasion. Because light-emitting diode (LED) irradiation influences the host defense response against bacterial infections, we investigated its effect on immortalized gingival fibroblasts (IGFs) infected with P. gingivalis. IGFs were incubated with P. gingivalis following LED irradiation at 425, 525, and 625 nm. The dark 1 group comprised noninfected, nonirradiated IGFs, and the dark 2 group comprised nonirradiated IGFs infected with P. gingivalis. These groups served as controls. Infected cells and controls were assayed for reactive oxygen species (ROS) and were subjected to RT-PCR and Western blotting analyses to determine the levels of expression of antimicrobial peptides. LED irradiation enhanced the bactericidal effects of the antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in cells infected with P. gingivalis. Irradiation at 625 nm decreased inflammatory responses involving the release of prostaglandin E2 induced by ROS in P. gingivalis-infected IGFs. LED irradiation at 625 nm induces an anti-inflammatory response that elicits the production of antimicrobial peptides, providing an efficacious method of treatment for periodontal diseases. PMID:25543295

  9. Peptidyl arginine deiminase from Porphyromonas gingivalis abolishes C5a activity

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    Bielecka, Ewa; Scavenius, Carsten; Kantyka, Tomasz; Jusko, Monika; Mizgalska, Danuta; Szmigielski, Borys; Potempa, Barbara; Enghild, Jan Johannes; Prossnitz, Eric; Blom, Anna M; Potempa, Jan

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    compromise human defense mechanisms. One of these is peptidylarginine deiminase (PPAD), an enzyme unique to P. gingivalis among bacteria, which converts Arg residues in polypeptide chains into citrulline. Here, we report that PPAD citrullination of a critical C-terminal arginine of the anaphylatoxin C5a...... disabled the protein function. Treatment of C5a with PPAD in vitro resulted in decreased chemotaxis of human neutrophils and diminished calcium signaling in monocytic cell line U937 transfected with the C5a receptor (C5aR) and loaded with a fluorescent intracellular calcium probe: Fura 2-AM. Moreover, a...... low degree of citrullination of internal arginine residues by PPAD was also detected using mass spectrometry. Further, after treatment of C5 with outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) naturally shed by P. gingivalis we observed generation of C5a totally citrullinated at the C-terminal Arg74 residue (Arg74Cit...

  10. Modulation of Allergic Airway Inflammation by the Oral Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis?

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    Card, Jeffrey W.; Carey, Michelle A.; Voltz, James W.; Bradbury, J. Alyce; Ferguson, Catherine D.; Cohen, Eric A; Schwartz, Samuel; Flake, Gordon P; Morgan, Daniel L.; Arbes, Samuel J.; Barrow, David A.; Barros, Silvana P; Offenbacher, Steven; Zeldin, Darryl C

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    Accumulating evidence suggests that bacteria associated with periodontal disease may exert systemic immunomodulatory effects. Although the improvement in oral hygiene practices in recent decades correlates with the increased incidence of asthma in developed nations, it is not known whether diseases of the respiratory system might be influenced by the presence of oral pathogens. The present study sought to determine whether subcutaneous infection with the anaerobic oral pathogen Porphyromonas ...

  11. Inactivation of epidermal growth factor by Porphyromonas gingivalis as a potential mechanism for periodontal tissue damage

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    Pyrc, Krzysztof; Milewska, Aleksandra; Kantyka, Tomasz; Sroka, Aneta; Maresz, Katarzyna; Koziel, Joanna; Nguyen, Ky-Anh; Enghild, Jan Johannes; Knudsen, Anders Dahl; Potempa, Jan

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    hindered the ability of the growth factor to stimulate epidermal cell proliferation and migration. In addition, PPAD abrogated EGFR-EGF interaction-dependent stimulation of expression of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 (SOCS3) and Interferon Regulatory Factor 1 (IRF-1). Biochemical analysis clearly...... EGF biological activity. Cumulatively, these data suggest that PPAD-activity-abrogating EGF function in gingival pockets may at least partially contribute to tissue damage and delayed healing within P. gingivalis-infected periodontia....

  12. A Porphyromonas gingivalis Tyrosine Phosphatase is a Multifunctional Regulator of Virulence Attributes

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    Maeda, Kazuhiko; Tribble, Gena D.; Tucker, Chelsea M.; Anaya, Cecilia; Shizukuishi, Satoshi; Lewis, Janina P.; Demuth, Donald R.; Lamont, Richard J.

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    Low Molecular Weight Tyrosine Phosphatases (LMWTP) are widespread in prokaryotes; however, understanding of the signaling cascades controlled by these enzymes is still emerging. P. gingivalis, an opportunistic oral pathogen, expresses a LMWTP, Ltp1, that is differentially regulated in biofilm communities. Here we characterize the enzymatic activity of Ltp1 and, through the use of mutants that lack Ltp1 or expresses catalytically defective Ltp1, show that tyrosine phosphatase activity constrai...

  13. GM-CSF and uPA are required for Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced alveolar bone loss in a mouse periodontitis model.

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    Lam, Roselind S; O'Brien-Simpson, Neil M; Hamilton, John A; Lenzo, Jason C; Holden, James A; Brammar, Gail C; Orth, Rebecca K; Tan, Yan; Walsh, Katrina A; Fleetwood, Andrew J; Reynolds, Eric C

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    Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) can contribute to the progression of chronic inflammatory diseases with possible involvement of macrophages. In this study, we investigated the role of both GM-CSF and uPA in Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced experimental periodontitis using GM-CSF-/- and uPA-/- mice. Intra-oral inoculation of wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice with P. gingivalis resulted in establishment of the pathogen in plaque and a significant increase in alveolar bone resorption. The infected mice also exhibited a CD11b(+) CD86(+) macrophage infiltrate into the gingival tissue, as well as P. gingivalis-specific pro-inflammatory cytokine and predominantly IgG2b antibody responses. In comparison, intra-oral inoculation of P. gingivalis did not induce bone resorption and there was significantly less P. gingivalis recovered from plaque in GM-CSF-/- and uPA-/- mice. Furthermore, P. gingivalis did not induce a macrophage gingival infiltrate or activate isolated peritoneal macrophages from the gene-deficient mice. Pro-inflammatory P. gingivalis-specific T-cell cytokine responses and serum interferon-gamma (IFN-?) and IgG2b concentrations were significantly lower in GM-CSF-/- mice. In uPA-/- mice, T-cell responses were lower but serum IFN-? and IgG2b levels were comparable with WT mice levels. These results suggest that GM-CSF and uPA are both involved in the progression of experimental periodontitis, possibly via a macrophage-dependent mechanism(s). PMID:25753270

  14. Gingipains from the Periodontal Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis Play a Significant Role in Regulation of Angiopoietin 1 and Angiopoietin 2 in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells.

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    Zhang, Boxi; Khalaf, Hazem; Sirsjö, Allan; Bengtsson, Torbjörn

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    Angiopoietin 1 (Angpt1) and angiopoietin 2 (Angpt2) are the ligands of tyrosine kinase (Tie) receptors, and they play important roles in vessel formation and the development of inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative periodontal bacterium that is thought to contribute to the progression of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of P. gingivalis infection in the modulation of Angpt1 and Angpt2 in human aortic smooth muscle cells (AoSMCs). We exposed AoSMCs to wild-type (W50 and 381), gingipain mutant (E8 and K1A), and fimbrial mutant (DPG-3 and KRX-178) P. gingivalis strains and to different concentrations of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). The atherosclerosis risk factor TNF was used as a positive control in this study. We found that P. gingivalis (wild type, K1A, DPG3, and KRX178) and TNF upregulated the expression of Angpt2 and its transcription factor ETS1, respectively, in AoSMCs. In contrast, Angpt1 was inhibited by P. gingivalis and TNF. However, the RgpAB mutant E8 had no effect on the expression of Angpt1, Angpt2, or ETS1 in AoSMCs. The results also showed that ETS1 is critical for P. gingivalis induction of Angpt2. Exposure to Angpt2 protein enhanced the migration of AoSMCs but had no effect on proliferation. This study demonstrates that gingipains are crucial to the ability of P. gingivalis to markedly increase the expressed Angpt2/Angpt1 ratio in AoSMCs, which determines the regulatory role of angiopoietins in angiogenesis and their involvement in the development of atherosclerosis. These findings further support the association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. PMID:26283334

  15. Bactericidal Effect of Extracts and Metabolites of Robinia pseudoacacia L. on Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis Causing Dental Plaque and Periodontal Inflammatory Diseases

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    Jayanta Kumar Patra

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    Full Text Available The mouth cavity hosts many types of anaerobic bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis, which cause periodontal inflammatory diseases and dental caries. The present study was conducted to evaluate the antibacterial potential of extracts of Robinia pseudoacacia and its different fractions, as well as some of its natural compounds against oral pathogens and a nonpathogenic reference bacteria, Escherichia coli. The antibacterial activity of the crude extract and the solvent fractions (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and butanol of R. pseudoacacia were evaluated against S. mutans, P. gingivalis and E. coli DH5? by standard micro-assay procedure using conventional sterile polystyrene microplates. The results showed that the crude extract was more active against P. gingivalis (100% growth inhibition than against S. mutans (73% growth inhibition at 1.8 mg/mL. The chloroform and hexane fractions were active against P. gingivalis, with 91 and 97% growth inhibition, respectively, at 0.2 mg/mL. None of seven natural compounds found in R. pseudoacacia exerted an antibacterial effect on P. gingivalis; however, fisetin and myricetin at 8 µg/mL inhibited the growth of S. mutans by 81% and 86%, respectively. The crude extract of R. pseudoacacia possesses bioactive compounds that could completely control the growth of P. gingivalis. The antibiotic activities of the hexane and chloroform fractions suggest that the active compounds are hydrophobic in nature. The results indicate the effectiveness of the plant in clinical applications for the treatment of dental plaque and periodontal inflammatory diseases and its potential use as disinfectant for various surgical and orthodontic appliances.

  16. Temporal activation of anti- and pro-apoptotic factors in human gingival fibroblasts infected with the periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis: potential role of bacterial proteases in host signalling

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    Takehara Tadamichi

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Porphyromonas gingivalis is the foremost oral pathogen of adult periodontitis in humans. However, the mechanisms of bacterial invasion and the resultant destruction of the gingival tissue remain largely undefined. Results We report host-P. gingivalis interactions in primary human gingival fibroblast (HGF cells. Quantitative immunostaining revealed the need for a high multiplicity of infection for optimal infection. Early in infection (2–12 h, P. gingivalis activated the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-kappa B, partly via the PI3 kinase/AKT pathway. This was accompanied by the induction of cellular anti-apoptotic genes, including Bfl-1, Boo, Bcl-XL, Bcl2, Mcl-1, Bcl-w and Survivin. Late in infection (24–36 h the anti-apoptotic genes largely shut down and the pro-apoptotic genes, including Nip3, Hrk, Bak, Bik, Bok, Bax, Bad, Bim and Moap-1, were activated. Apoptosis was characterized by nuclear DNA degradation and activation of caspases-3, -6, -7 and -9 via the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway. Use of inhibitors revealed an anti-apoptotic function of NF-kappa B and PI3 kinase in P. gingivalis-infected HGF cells. Use of a triple protease mutant P. gingivalis lacking three major gingipains (rgpA rgpB kgp suggested a role of some or all these proteases in myriad aspects of bacteria-gingival interaction. Conclusion The pathology of the gingival fibroblast in P. gingivalis infection is affected by a temporal shift from cellular survival response to apoptosis, regulated by a number of anti- and pro-apoptotic molecules. The gingipain group of proteases affects bacteria-host interactions and may directly promote apoptosis by intracellular proteolytic activation of caspase-3.

  17. Porphyromonas gingivalis FimA Fimbriae: Fimbrial Assembly by fimA Alone in the fim Gene Cluster and Differential Antigenicity among fimA Genotypes

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    Nagano, Keiji; Hasegawa, Yoshiaki; Abiko, Yuki; Yoshida, Yasuo; Murakami, Yukitaka; Yoshimura, Fuminobu

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    The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis colonizes largely through FimA fimbriae, composed of polymerized FimA encoded by fimA. fimA exists as a single copy within the fim gene cluster (fim cluster), which consists of seven genes: fimX, pgmA and fimA-E. Using an expression vector, fimA alone was inserted into a mutant from which the whole fim cluster was deleted, and the resultant complement exhibited a fimbrial structure. Thus, the genes of the fim cluster other than fimA were not e...

  18. Cleavage of IgG1 and IgG3 by gingipain K from Porphyromonas gingivalis may compromise host defense in progressive periodontitis

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    Degradation of immunoglobulins is an effective strategy of bacteria to evade the immune system. We have tested whether human IgG is a substrate for gingipain K of Porphyromonas gingivalis and found that the enzyme can hydrolyze subclass 1 and 3 of human IgG. The heavy chain of IgG1 was cleaved at a single site within the hinge region, generating Fab and Fc fragments. IgG3 was also cleaved within the heavy chain, but at several sites around the CH2 region. Investigation of the enzyme kinetics ...

  19. Evaluation of chemical composition and efficacy of Chinese propolis extract on Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: An in vitro study

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    Garima Agarwal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Propolis as a natural remedy has maintained its popularity over long periods of time. The aim of this study was to determine the chemical composition in terms of total phenolic compounds and flavonoids present in Chinese propolis and to carry out an in vitro evaluation of its antimicrobial activity and the minimal inhibitory concentrations for Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa. Materials and Methods: From the ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP, total phenol content was determined by the Folin-Ciocalteau method, flavones and flavonols by the modified aluminum chloride colorimetric method, and flavanones by the 2.4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNP method. Agar well diffusion assay was used to evaluate the antimicrobial potential of propolis against Pg and Aa. The minimum inhibitory concentration of propolis against the two bacteria was determined using serial tube dilution technique. Results: The total concentration of phenol in the EEP was 19.44%, flavones and flavonols 2.616%, and flavanones 16.176%. The inhibitory zone depicting antimicrobial activity ranged from 18 to 25 mm for Pg and from 12 to 14 mm for Aa. The concentration range of Chinese propolis that is sensitive to inhibit the growth of Pg was 0.1-0.0125 ?g/ml and for Aa it was 0.1-0.025 ?g/ml. Conclusion: These data suggest that Chinese propolis has potent antimicrobial activity against the two periodontopathogens, suggesting its possible use as a natural alternative to the widely used synthetic antibiotics for periodontal therapy.

  20. Porphyrin-Mediated Binding to Hemoglobin by the HA2 Domain of Cysteine Proteinases (Gingipains) and Hemagglutinins from the Periodontal Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Paramaesvaran, Mayuri; Yun, Peter L. W.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

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    Heme binding and uptake are considered fundamental to the growth and virulence of the gram-negative periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. We therefore examined the potential role of the dominant P. gingivalis cysteine proteinases (gingipains) in the acquisition of heme from the environment. A recombinant hemoglobin-binding domain that is conserved between two predominant gingipains (domain HA2) demonstrated tight binding to hemin (Kd = 16 nM), and binding was inhibited by iron-free protoporphyrin IX (Ki = 2.5 ?M). Hemoglobin binding to the gingipains and the recombinant HA2 (rHA2) domain (Kd = 2.1 nM) was also inhibited by protoporphyrin IX (Ki = 10 ?M), demonstrating an essential interaction between the HA2 domain and the heme moiety in hemoglobin binding. Binding of rHA2 with either hemin, protoporphyrin IX, or hematoporphyrin was abolished by establishing covalent linkage of the protoporphyrin propionic acid side chains to fixed amines, demonstrating specific and directed binding of rHA2 to these protoporphyrins. A monoclonal antibody which recognizes a peptide epitope within the HA2 domain was employed to demonstrate that HA2-associated hemoglobin-binding activity was expressed and released by P. gingivalis cells in a batch culture, in parallel with proteinase activity. Cysteine proteinases from P. gingivalis appear to be multidomain proteins with functions for hemagglutination, erythrocyte lysis, proteolysis, and heme binding, as demonstrated here. Detailed understanding of the biochemical pathways for heme acquisition in P. gingivalis may allow precise targeting of this critical metabolic aspect for periodontal disease prevention. PMID:10368154

  1. Presencia de Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Treponema denticola y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans en el biofilm subgingival de pacientes diabéticos tipo 2: estudio transversal / Presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Treponema denticola and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in the subgingival biofilm of diabetic mellitus 2 patients: a cross sectional study

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    AJ, Quintero; P, Prada; CM, Inostroza; A, Chaparro; AF, Sanz; VL, Ramírez; HC, Morales.

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La investigación de la microflora subgingival en pacientes diabéticos tipo 2 con periodontitis ha presentado resultados contradictorios. Objetivo: Determinar la presencia de Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forshytia, Treponema denticola y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, en [...] el biofilm subgingival de pacientes diabéticos tipo 2 y relacionarlo con el grado de control metabólico. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal, en el cual se analizaron 23 pacientes diabéticos derivados consecutivamente del Policlínico de Especialidades de la Universidad de los Andes. Previo consentimiento informado, se realizó un examen clínico periodontal que incluyó mediciones de profundidad al sondaje, nivel de inserción clínica y sangrado gingival. Fueron clasificados según severidad de periodontitis y control metabólico de la diabetes determinado por un promedio de 3 exámenes de hemoglobina glicosilada. La detección microbiológica se realizó mediante la técnica de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. Resultados: En el grupo de pacientes estudiados, Treponema denticola y Tannerella forsythia fueron las bacterias más prevalentes (65.2%), seguida por Porphyromonas gingivalis (17.3%) y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (13%). Los pacientes con peor control glicémico tuvieron una mayor presencia de Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivalis y Agreggatibacter actinomycetemcomitans y un aumento en el índice de sangrado al sondaje. Conclusiones: En el grupo de pacientes diabéticos estudiado, las bacterias más prevalentes fueron Treponema denticola y Tannerella forsythia. Los pacientes diabéticos tipo 2 con moderado y mal control glicémico presentaron mayor presencia de los microorganismos estudiados, comparado con los grupos con mejores niveles de control glicémico. Abstract in english Background: The investigation of subgingival microflora in type 2 diabetic patients with periodontitis presented conflicting results. Aim: To determine the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forshytia, Treponema denticola and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in subgingival biofilm [...] of patients with diabetes type 2 and to relate it to the degree of metabolic control. Method: A descriptive study, which analyzed 23 diabetic patients consecutively referred from the Internal Medicine Unit of Medicine Faculty at Universidad de los Andes was conducted. After obtaining an informed consent from the patients a clinical examination that included measurements of periodontal pocket depth, clinical attachment level and gingival bleeding was performed. The patients were classified according to the severity of periodontitis and metabolic control of diabetes as determined by an average of 3 of glycosylated haemoglobin tests. Microbial technique was performed by chain reaction of polymerase. Results: In the group of patients examined the most prevalent bacteria were, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia (65.2%), followed by Porphyromonas gingivalis (17.3%) and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (13%). Patients with poor glycemic control had a greater presence of Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Agreggatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and an increase in the rate of bleeding on probing. Conclusions: In the group of diabetic patients studied, the most prevalent bacteria were Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia. Type 2 diabetic patients with moderate and poor glycemic control had a higher presence of these microorganisms, compared to groups with higher levels of glycemic control.

  2. Prevalence of Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in infected root canals and their susceptibility to endodontic treatment procedures: A molecular study

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    Stojanović Nikola

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Because apical periodontitis is recognizably an infectious disease, elimination or reduction of intracanal bacteria is of utmost importance for optimum treatment outcome. Objective. The prevalence of Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in infected root canals was studied Also, the effect of endodontic therapy by using intracanal medicaments, calcium hydroxide paste (CH or gutta-percha points containing calcium hydroxide (CH-GP or chlorhexidine (CHX-GP on these microorganisms was assessed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR assay. Methods. Fifty-one patients with chronic apical periodontitis were randomly allocated in one of the following groups according to the intracanal medicament used: CH, CH-GP and CHX-GP group. Bacterial samples were taken upon access (S1, after chemomechanical instrumentation (S2 and after 15-day medication (S3. PCR assay was used to detect the presence of selected bacteria. Results. E. faecalis was detected in 49% (25/51 and P. gingivalis in 17.6% (9/51 of the samples. Samples which showed no bacterial presence at S1 were excluded from further analysis. Overall analysis of all 29 samples revealed significant differences between S1 and S2 (p<0.001, S2 and S3 (p<0.05, and S1 and S3 (p<0.001. When distinction was made between the intracanal medications, there was a significant difference in the number of PCR positive samples between S1 and S2, S1 and S3, but not between S2 and S3 samples. Conclusion. E. faecalis is more prevalent than P. gingivalis in primary endodontic infection. Intracanal medication in conduction with instrumentation and irrigation efficiently eliminates E. faecalis and P. gingivalis from infected root canals.

  3. The role of toll-like and protease-activated receptors in the expression of cytokines by gingival fibroblasts stimulated with the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Palm, Eleonor; Demirel, Isak; Bengtsson, Torbjörn; Khalaf, Hazem

    2015-12-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a periodontitis-associated pathogen and interactions between the bacterium and gingival fibroblasts play an important role in development and progression of periodontitis, an inflammatory disease leading to degeneration of tooth-supporting structures. Gingival fibroblasts, which expresses protease activated receptors (PARs) as well as toll-like receptors (TLRs), produces inflammatory mediators upon bacterial challenges. In this study, we elucidated the importance of PAR1, PAR2, TLR2 and TLR4 for the expression and secretion of CXCL8, interleukin-6 (IL-6), transforming growth factor-?1 (TGF-?1) and secretory leukocyte inhibitor (SLPI). Human gingival fibroblasts were transfected with small-interfering RNA against the target genes, and then stimulated with P. gingivalis wild-type W50 and W50-derived double rgp mutant E8 and kgp mutant K1A. TLR2-silencing reduced P. gingivalis-induced CXCL8 and IL-6. IL-6 was also reduced after PAR1-silencing. No effects were observed for TGF-?1. SLPI was suppressed by P. gingivalis and silencing of PAR1 as well as TLR2, gave additional suppression at the mRNA level. TLR4 was not involved in the regulation of the investigated mediators. CXCL8 and IL-6 are important for progression and development of periodontitis, leading to a chronic inflammation that may contribute to the tissue destruction that follows an exacerbated host response. Therefore, regulating the expression of TLR2 and subsequent release of CXCL8 and IL-6 in periodontitis could attenuate the tissue destruction seen in periodontitis. PMID:26318255

  4. Determination of antibacterial activity of green coffee bean extract on periodontogenic bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: An in vitrostudy

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    Nagaraj Bharath

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of pure green coffee bean extract on periodonto pathogenic bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg, Prevotella intermedia (Pi, Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa. Materials and Methods: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBC were used to assess the antibacterial effect of pure green coffee bean extract against periodonto pathogenic bacteria by micro dilution method and culture method, respectively. Results: MIC values of Pg, Pi and Aa were 0.2 ?g/ml whereas Fn showed sensitive at concentration of 3.125 ?g/ml. MBC values mirrors the values same as that of MIC. Conclusion: Antimicrobial activity of pure green coffee bean extract against Pg, Pi, Fn and Aa suggests that it could be recommended as an adjunct to mechanical therapy in the management of periodontal disease.

  5. Characterization of hemin-binding protein 35 (HBP35 in Porphyromonas gingivalis: its cellular distribution, thioredoxin activity and role in heme utilization

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    Abiko Yoshimitsu

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis is an obligate anaerobe that requires heme for growth. To understand its heme acquisition mechanism, we focused on a hemin-binding protein (HBP35 protein, possessing one thioredoxin-like motif and a conserved C-terminal domain, which are proposed to be involved in redox regulation and cell surface attachment, respectively. Results We observed that the hbp35 gene was transcribed as a 1.1-kb mRNA with subsequent translation resulting in three proteins with molecular masses of 40, 29 and 27 kDa in the cytoplasm, and one modified form of the 40-kDa protein on the cell surface. A recombinant 40-kDa HBP35 exhibited thioredoxin activity in vitro and mutation of the two putative active site cysteine residues abolished this activity. Both recombinant 40- and 27-kDa proteins had the ability to bind hemin, and growth of an hbp35 deletion mutant was substantially retarded under hemin-depleted conditions compared with growth of the wild type under the same conditions. Conclusion P. gingivalis HBP35 exhibits thioredoxin and hemin-binding activities and is essential for growth in hemin-depleted conditions suggesting that the protein plays a significant role in hemin acquisition.

  6. High-throughput sequencing reveals key genes and immune homeostatic pathways activated in myeloid dendritic cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 and its fimbrial mutants.

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    Arjunan, P; El-Awady, A; Dannebaum, R O; Kunde-Ramamoorthy, G; Cutler, C W

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    The human microbiome consists of highly diverse microbial communities that colonize our skin and mucosal surfaces, aiding in maintenance of immune homeostasis. The keystone pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis induces a dysbiosis and disrupts immune homeostasis through as yet unclear mechanisms. The fimbrial adhesins of P. gingivalis facilitate biofilm formation, invasion of and dissemination by blood dendritic cells; hence, fimbriae may be key factors in disruption of immune homeostasis. In this study we employed RNA-seqencing transcriptome profiling to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDCs) in response to in vitro infection/exposure by Pg381 or its isogenic mutant strains that solely express minor-Mfa1 fimbriae (DPG3), major-FimA fimbriae (MFI) or are deficient in both fimbriae (MFB) relative to uninfected control. Our results yielded a total of 479 DEGs that were at least two-fold upregulated and downregulated in MoDCs significantly (P ? 0.05) by all four strains and certain DEGs that were strain-specific. Interestingly, the gene ontology biological and functional analysis shows that the upregulated genes in DPG3-induced MoDCs were more significant than other strains and associated with inflammation, immune response, anti-apoptosis, cell proliferation, and other homeostatic functions. Both transcriptome and quantitative polymerase chain reaction results show that DPG3, which solely expresses Mfa1, increased ZNF366, CD209, LOX1, IDO1, IL-10, CCL2, SOCS3, STAT3 and FOXO1 gene expression. In conclusion, we have identified key DC-mediated immune homeostatic pathways that could contribute to dysbiosis in periodontal infection with P. gingivalis. PMID:26466817

  7. Aerosolized clindamycin is superior to aerosolized dexamethasone or clindamycin-dexamethasone combination in the treatment of severe Porphyromonas gingivalis aspiration pneumonia in an experimental murine model.

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    Nemec, Ana; Pavlica, Zlatko; Nemec-Svete, Alenka; Eržen, Damijan; Milutinovi?, Aleksandra; Petelin, Milan

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    Adjunctive corticosteroid treatment to reduce excessive local inflammatory response in pneumonia is controversial. To study the effects of an early local adjunct dexamethasone treatment on the course of pneumonia and inflammatory/cytokine response, mice were intratracheally inoculated with live Porphyromonas gingivalis and treated with either clindamycin (C), dexamethasone (D), C+D combination, or were not treated (Pg). Six mice from each group were euthanized at 6, 24, 72, and 168 hours after inoculation. Levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-?, soluble TNF-? receptors (sTNFR1 and sTNFR2), interleukin (IL)-1?, and IL-6 in the serum and lung-homogenate supernatant were determined. Lung samples were histopathologically assessed and all findings compared to those found in 24 sham-inoculated mice (phosphate-buffered saline [PBS]). Severe P. gingivalis-induced bronchopneumonia progressed from 24 hours, peaked at 72 hours, and resolved after 168 hours with changes in local and systemic cytokine levels. Clindamycin-treated mice developed only mild bronchopneumonia that resolved fast (72 hours) with an early (6-24 hours) normalization of local and systemic cytokine levels. Similar course of pneumonia and cytokine level changes were observed in mice treated with C+D, but later. Early (6-24 hours) local elevation of sTNFRs was observed in C and C+D groups of mice, whereas nontreated (Pg) mice had increased systemic sTNFRs. Severe bronchopneumonia with delayed resolution was observed in D-group mice, with an early local and systemic decrease in sTNFR1 and persistent elevation of local TNF-?. Clindamycin or a clindamycin-dexamethasone combination treatment significantly improves the course of P. gingivalis-aspiration pneumonia, but more so if clindamycin alone is used. A favorable course of pneumonia seems to be associated with an early elevation of sTNFRs and normalization of TNF-?. PMID:22149928

  8. Variabilidad de la síntesis de RANKL por linfocitos T frente a distintos serotipos capsulares de Porphyromonas gingivalis / Variability in the RANKL synthesis by T lymphocytes in response to different Porphyromonas gingivalis capsular serotypes

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    M, Navarrete; A, Silva; M, Sanz; R, Vernal.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Propósito: Las periodontitis representan un grupo heterogéneo de infecciones periodontales cuya etiología son las bacterias residentes en el biofilm subgingival. Aunque este biofilm está constituido por una amplia variedad de especies bacterianas, sólo un número limitado de especies, como Porphyromo [...] nas gingivalis, se ha asociado a la etiología de la enfermedad. P. gingivalis expresa diversos factores de virulencia que pueden causar daño directo a los tejidos del hospedero; sin embargo, su mayor patogenicidad involucra la inducción de una respuesta inmuno-inflamatoria, durante la cual se secretan una amplia variedad de citoquinas, quimioquinas y mediadores inflamatorios que pueden inducir la destrucción de los tejidos de soporte de los dientes y la pérdida de ellos. Método: En esta investigación, se evaluó si los distintos serotipos capsulares (K) de P. gingivalis pueden determinar los niveles de síntesis de RANKL, citoquina clave en la destrucción del hueso alveolar durante la periodontitis. Para ello, se cuantificaron los niveles de expresión de RANKL mediante PCR cuantitativa y los niveles de secreción mediante ELISA en linfocitos T activados en presencia de los serotipos capsulares K1-K6 de P. gingivalis, y estos se correlacionaron a los niveles de expresión de los factores de transcripción asociados a cada uno de los fenotipos de linfocitos efectores: Th1 (T-bet), Th2 (GATA-3), Th17 (RORC2) y Treg (Foxp3). Resultados: Mayores niveles de expresión y secreción de RANKL fueron detectados en linfocitos T activados en presencia de los serotipos K1 y K2 de P. gingivalis, en comparación a los detectados ante los otros serotipos. Además, estos mayores niveles de RANKL se correlacionaron positivamente con los niveles de expresión de RORC2. Conclusión: Estos datos demuestran que la síntesis de RANKL por linfocitos T se restringe a ciertos serotipos capsulares de P. gingivalis (K1 y K2) y permiten sugerir que los serotipos K1 y K2 de P. gingivalis podrían asociarse a la destrucción del hueso alveolar y a la pérdida de los dientes durante la periodontitis. Abstract in english Aim: Periodontitis represents a heterogenic group of periodontal infections elicited by bacteria residing at the subgingival biofilm. Although this biofilm is constituted by a broad variety of bacterial species, only a limited number has been associated with the periodontitis aetiology, among them P [...] orphyromonas gingivalis. P. gingivalis express a number of virulence factors that contribute to direct tissue damage; however, their pathogenicity relies mainly on the induction of a host immuno-inflammatory response. This leads to the release of a broad array of cytokines, chemokines and inflammatory mediators, which cause destruction of the tooth-supporting alveolar bone and ultimately tooth loss. Method: In the present investigation, in order to determine whether different P. gingivalis serotypes might lead to a differential RANKL synthesis, a key cytokine involved in alveolar bone resorption, the mRNA expression and secretion of RANKL and the expression of transcription factors T-bet, GATA-3, RORC2 and Foxp3, the master-switch genes controlling the Th1, Th2, Th17, and Treg cell differentiation, respectively, were analyzed on human T cells activated with different P. gingivalis capsular (K) serotypes. Results: T lymphocytes responding to P. gingivalis serotypes K1 or K2, but not to the other serotypes, led to an increased expression and secretion of RANKL. In addition, these higher RANKL levels correlate with RORC2 expression upon activation with K1 or K2 serotypes. Conclusion: These data demonstrated that RANKL expression and secretion by T lymphocytes was restricted to particular P. gingivalis serotypes (namely K1 and K2), and allowed to suggest a link between these serotypes with alveolar bone destruction and teeth loosening during the periodontitis.

  9. Hydrolysis of Interleukin-12 by Porphyromonas gingivalis Major Cysteine Proteinases May Affect Local Gamma Interferon Accumulation and the Th1 or Th2 T-Cell Phenotype in Periodontitis

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    Yun, Peter L. W.; DeCarlo, Arthur A.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

    2001-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis cysteine proteinases (gingipains) have been associated with virulence in destructive periodontitis, a disease process variously considered to represent an unregulated stimulation of either T helper type 1 (Th1)- or Th2-type cells. Critical in maintaining Th1 activity is the response of T lymphocytes to environmental interleukin 12 (IL-12) in the form of up-regulation of gamma interferon (IFN-?) production. Here we demonstrate that in the presence or absence of serum, ...

  10. A Novel Approach for Purification and Selective Capture of Membrane Vesicles of the Periodontopathic Bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis: Membrane Vesicles Bind to Magnetic Beads Coated with Epoxy Groups in a Noncovalent, Species-Specific Manner

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    Nakao, Ryoma; Kikushima, Kenji; Higuchi, Hideo; Obana, Nozomu; Nomura, Nobuhiko; Bai, Dongying; Ohnishi, Makoto; Senpuku, Hidenobu

    2014-01-01

    Membrane vesicles (MVs) of Porphyromonas gingivalis are regarded as an offensive weapon of the bacterium, leading to tissue deterioration in periodontal disease. Therefore, isolation of highly purified MVs is indispensable to better understand the pathophysiological role of MVs in the progression of periodontitis. MVs are generally isolated by a conventional method based on ultracentrifugation of the bacterial culture supernatant. However, the resulting MVs are often contaminated with co-prec...

  11. Anti-HmuY antibodies specifically recognize Porphyromonas gingivalis HmuY protein but not homologous proteins in other periodontopathogens.

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    ?miga, Micha?; Bielecki, Marcin; Olczak, Mariusz; Smalley, John W; Olczak, Teresa

    2015-01-01

    Given the emerging evidence of an association between periodontal infections and systemic conditions, the search for specific methods to detect the presence of P. gingivalis, a principal etiologic agent in chronic periodontitis, is of high importance. The aim of this study was to characterize antibodies raised against purified P. gingivalis HmuY protein and selected epitopes of the HmuY molecule. Since other periodontopathogens produce homologs of HmuY, we also aimed to characterize responses of antibodies raised against the HmuY protein or its epitopes to the closest homologous proteins from Prevotella intermedia and Tannerella forsythia. Rabbits were immunized with purified HmuY protein or three synthetic, KLH-conjugated peptides, derived from the P. gingivalis HmuY protein. The reactivity of anti-HmuY antibodies with purified proteins or bacteria was determined using Western blotting and ELISA assay. First, we found homologs of P. gingivalis HmuY in P. intermedia (PinO and PinA proteins) and T. forsythia (Tfo protein) and identified corrected nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Tfo. All proteins were overexpressed in E. coli and purified using ion-exchange chromatography, hydrophobic chromatography and gel filtration. We demonstrated that antibodies raised against P. gingivalis HmuY are highly specific to purified HmuY protein and HmuY attached to P. gingivalis cells. No reactivity between P. intermedia and T. forsythia or between purified HmuY homologs from these bacteria and anti-HmuY antibodies was detected. The results obtained in this study demonstrate that P. gingivalis HmuY protein may serve as an antigen for specific determination of serum antibodies raised against this bacterium. PMID:25658942

  12. Biochemical characterization of recombinant β-carbonic anhydrase (PgiCAb) identified in the genome of the oral pathogenic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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    Del Prete, Sonia; Vullo, Daniela; De Luca, Viviana; AlOthman, Zeid; Osman, Sameh M; Supuran, Claudiu T; Capasso, Clemente

    2015-06-01

    Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4.2.1.1) belonging to the α-, β-, γ-, δ- and ζ-CAs are ubiquitous metalloenzymes present in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. CAs started to be investigated in detail only recently in pathogenic bacteria, in the search for antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action, since it has been demonstrated that in many such organisms they are essential for the life cycle of the organism. CA inhibition leads to growth impairment or growth defects in several pathogenic bacteria. The microbiota of the human oral mucosa consists of a myriad of bacterial species, Porphyromonas gingivalis being one of them and the major pathogen responsible for the development of chronic periodontitis. The genome of P. gingivalis encodes for a β- and a γ-CAs. Recently, our group purified the recombinant γ-CA (named PgiCA) which was shown to possess a significant catalytic activity for the reaction that converts CO2 to bicarbonate and protons, with a kcat of 4.1 × 10(5 )s(-1) and a kcat/Km of 5.4 × 10(7 )M(-1 )× s(-1). We have also investigated its inhibition profile with a range of inorganic anions such as thiocyanate, cyanide, azide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfamate and trithiocarbonate. Here, we describe the cloning, purification and kinetic parameters of the other class of CA identified in the genome of P. gingivalis, the β-CA, named PgiCAb. This enzyme has a good catalytic activity, with a kcat of 2.8 × 10(5 )s(-1) and a kcat/Km of 1.5 × 10(7 )M(-1 )× s(-1). PgiCAb was also inhibited by the clinically used sulfonamide acetazolamide, with an inhibition constant of 214 nM. The role of CAs as possible virulence factors of P. gingivalis is poorly understood at the moment but their good catalytic activity and the fact that they might be inhibited by a large number of compounds, which may pave the way for finding inhibitors with antibacterial activity that may elucidate these phenomena and lead to novel antibiotics. PMID:25032746

  13. Genotipificación de los genes rgpA y kgp que codifican para las gingipaínas de Porphyromonas gingivalis / Genotyping of rgpA and kgp genes encoding Pophyromonas gingivalis gingipains

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    L, Abusleme; V, Blanc; R, Léon; J, Gamonal; N, Silva.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Porphyromonas gingivalis es un microorganismo fuertemente asociado con la etiología de la periodontitis. Esta bacteria posee varios factores de virulencia, dentro de los que destacan las gingipaínas, debido a sus múltiples acciones relacionadas con la destrucción de la matriz extracelular del tejido [...] conectivo periodontal, la modulación del sistema inmune del hospedero y la estimulación de la expresión de citoquinas pro-inflamatorias. Estas proteinasas tienen afinidades específicas siendo Arg-gingipaínas (RgpA y RgpB, codificadas por los genes rgpA y rgpB, respectivamente) y Lys-gingipaínas (Kgp, codificada por el gen kgp). Se ha descrito que existen polimorfismos en los genes que codifican para esta proteinasas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir la frecuencia de los genotipos identificados para los genes rgpA y kgp en aislados clínicos de P. gingivalis, obtenidos desde pacientes con periodontitis. Para ello se utilizó amplificación por PCR de los genes rgpA y kgp, seguido de análisis de restricción. De un total de 47 aislados provenientes de 4 individuos con periodontitis crónica y 2 con periodontitis agresiva, se genotipificaron 38 aislados para el gen rgpA, exhibiendo la totalidad de éstos el patrón electroforético A (100%). Para el gen kgp se genotipificaron 43 aislados, presentando 28 de ellos (65.2%) el perfil electroforético kgp-I y 15 aislados (34.8%) el perfil kgp-II. En los aislados provenientes de un individuo fue posible apreciar ambos genotipos descritos para el gen kgp. Los resultados indican un predominio del patrón electroforético A (rgpA) y que el genotipo kgp-I fue el más frecuentemente encontrado de los genotipos kgp. Abstract in english Porphyromonas gingivalis is a microorganism strongly associated with the etiology of periodontitis. This periodontal bacterium possesses an array of virulence factors, among which gingipains have a key importance, being involved with extracellular matrix destruction of periodontal tissues, modulatio [...] n of host immune response and stimulation in the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by different types of cells. These proteinases have specific affinities, being Arg-gingipains (RgpA and RgpB, encoded by rgpA and rgpB genes, respectively) and Lys-gingipains (Kgp, encoded by the kgp gene). It has been described that there are polymorphisms in the genes encoding for gingipains. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to describe the frequency of rgpA and kgp genotypes in clinical isolates of P. gingivalis obtained from periodontitis patients. For determining the rgpA and kgp genotypes, we used PCR amplification and restriction analysis. From 47 isolates obtained from 4 individuals with chronic periodontitis and 2 subjects with aggressive periodontitis, 38 were typified for rgpA gene and all exhibited the electrophoretic pattern A (100%). For kgp gene, we characterized 43 isolates, 28 of them (65.2%) with the kgp-I electrophoretic profile and 15 isolates (34.8%) with the kgp-II profile. In the isolates belonging to one individual, we found both genotypes of kgp gene. The results indicate a clear predominance of the electrophoretic pattern A (for rgpA gene) and kgp-I genotype was the most frequently found of the kgp genotypes.

  14. Genotipificación de los genes rgpA y kgp que codifican para las gingipaínas de Porphyromonas gingivalis Genotyping of rgpA and kgp genes encoding Pophyromonas gingivalis gingipains

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    L Abusleme

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Porphyromonas gingivalis es un microorganismo fuertemente asociado con la etiología de la periodontitis. Esta bacteria posee varios factores de virulencia, dentro de los que destacan las gingipaínas, debido a sus múltiples acciones relacionadas con la destrucción de la matriz extracelular del tejido conectivo periodontal, la modulación del sistema inmune del hospedero y la estimulación de la expresión de citoquinas pro-inflamatorias. Estas proteinasas tienen afinidades específicas siendo Arg-gingipaínas (RgpA y RgpB, codificadas por los genes rgpA y rgpB, respectivamente y Lys-gingipaínas (Kgp, codificada por el gen kgp. Se ha descrito que existen polimorfismos en los genes que codifican para esta proteinasas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir la frecuencia de los genotipos identificados para los genes rgpA y kgp en aislados clínicos de P. gingivalis, obtenidos desde pacientes con periodontitis. Para ello se utilizó amplificación por PCR de los genes rgpA y kgp, seguido de análisis de restricción. De un total de 47 aislados provenientes de 4 individuos con periodontitis crónica y 2 con periodontitis agresiva, se genotipificaron 38 aislados para el gen rgpA, exhibiendo la totalidad de éstos el patrón electroforético A (100%. Para el gen kgp se genotipificaron 43 aislados, presentando 28 de ellos (65.2% el perfil electroforético kgp-I y 15 aislados (34.8% el perfil kgp-II. En los aislados provenientes de un individuo fue posible apreciar ambos genotipos descritos para el gen kgp. Los resultados indican un predominio del patrón electroforético A (rgpA y que el genotipo kgp-I fue el más frecuentemente encontrado de los genotipos kgp.Porphyromonas gingivalis is a microorganism strongly associated with the etiology of periodontitis. This periodontal bacterium possesses an array of virulence factors, among which gingipains have a key importance, being involved with extracellular matrix destruction of periodontal tissues, modulation of host immune response and stimulation in the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by different types of cells. These proteinases have specific affinities, being Arg-gingipains (RgpA and RgpB, encoded by rgpA and rgpB genes, respectively and Lys-gingipains (Kgp, encoded by the kgp gene. It has been described that there are polymorphisms in the genes encoding for gingipains. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to describe the frequency of rgpA and kgp genotypes in clinical isolates of P. gingivalis obtained from periodontitis patients. For determining the rgpA and kgp genotypes, we used PCR amplification and restriction analysis. From 47 isolates obtained from 4 individuals with chronic periodontitis and 2 subjects with aggressive periodontitis, 38 were typified for rgpA gene and all exhibited the electrophoretic pattern A (100%. For kgp gene, we characterized 43 isolates, 28 of them (65.2% with the kgp-I electrophoretic profile and 15 isolates (34.8% with the kgp-II profile. In the isolates belonging to one individual, we found both genotypes of kgp gene. The results indicate a clear predominance of the electrophoretic pattern A (for rgpA gene and kgp-I genotype was the most frequently found of the kgp genotypes.

  15. A YadA-like autotransporter, Hag1 in Veillonella atypica is a multivalent hemagglutinin involved in adherence to oral streptococci, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and human oral buccal cells.

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    Zhou, P; Liu, J; Merritt, J; Qi, F

    2015-08-01

    Dental biofilm development is a sequential process, and adherence between microbes and the salivary pellicle (adhesion) as well as among different microbes (co-adhesion or coaggregation) plays a critical role in building a biofilm community. The Veillonella species are among the most predominant species in the oral cavity and coaggregate with many initial, early, middle, and late colonizers. Similar to oral fusobacteria, they are also considered bridging species in biofilm development. However, the mechanism of this ability has yet to be reported, due to the previous lack of a genetic transformation system in the entire genus. In this study, we used our recently discovered transformable Veillonella strain, Veillonella atypica OK5, to probe the mechanism of coaggregation between Veillonella species and other oral bacteria. By insertional inactivation of all eight putative hemagglutinin genes, we identified one gene, hag1, which is involved in V. atypica coaggregation with the initial colonizers Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus oralis and Streptococcus cristatus, and the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. The hag1 mutant also abolished adherence to human buccal cells. Inhibition assays using various chemical or physiological treatments suggest different mechanisms being involved in coaggregation with different partners. The entire hag1 gene was sequenced and shown to be the largest known bacterial hemagglutinin gene. PMID:25440509

  16. Genome-wide transcriptome induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS supports the notion of host-derived periodontal destruction and its association with systemic diseases.

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    Gölz, Lina; Buerfent, Benedikt C; Hofmann, Andrea; Hübner, Marc P; Rühl, Heiko; Fricker, Nadine; Schmidt, David; Johannes, Oldenburg; Jepsen, Søren; Deschner, James; Hoerauf, Achim; Nöthen, Markus M; Schumacher, Johannes; Jäger, Andreas

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    Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a prevalent pathogen-associated inflammatory disorder characterized by the destruction of tooth-supporting tissues, and linked to several systemic diseases. Both the periodontopathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), and the genetically determined host immune response, are hypothesized to play a crucial role in this association. To identify new target genes for CP and its associated systemic diseases, we investigated the transcriptome induced by Pg in human monocytes using a genome-wide approach. Monocytes were isolated from healthy male volunteers of European origin and challenged with the Pg virulence factor LPS. Array-based gene expression analysis comprising >47,000 transcripts was performed followed by pathway analyses. Transcriptional data were validated by protein and cell surface markers. LPS Pg challenge led to the significant induction of 902 transcripts. Besides known periodontitis-associated targets, several new candidates were identified (CCL23?, INDO?, GBP 1/4?, CFB?, ISG20?, MIR155HG?, DHRS9?). Moreover, various transcripts correspond to the host immune response, and have been linked to cancer, atherosclerosis and arthritis, thus highlighting the systemic impact of CP. Protein data of immunological markers validated our results. The present findings expand understanding of Pg elicited immune responses, and indicate new target genes and pathways of relevance to diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. PMID:26608307

  17. In vitro cytokine responses to periodontal pathogens: generalized aggressive periodontitis is associated with increased IL-6 response to Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Borch, T S; Holmstrup, Palle; Bendtzen, K; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2010-01-01

    Generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP) is an inflammatory condition resulting in destruction of tooth-supporting tissues. We examined the production of IL-1beta, IL-6, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, IL-12 and IL-10 in cultures of peripheral mononuclear cells (MNC) from 10 patients with...... responses induced by Pr. intermedia, F. nucleatum and TT was similar in the two groups. A reduced IL-12p70 response to Pr. intermedia and F. nucleatum was observed in smokers compared to non-smoking patients (P <0.02). To assess the role of serum factors in the elevated IL-6 response to P. gingivalis, MNC...

  18. LPS from P. gingivalis and Hypoxia Increases Oxidative Stress in Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts and Contributes to Periodontitis

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    L. Gölz; S. Memmert; Rath-Deschner, B.; A. Jäger; T. Appel; Baumgarten, G.; W. Götz; Frede, S

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    Oxidative stress is characterized by an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and plays a key role in the progression of inflammatory diseases. We hypothesize that hypoxic and inflammatory events induce oxidative stress in the periodontal ligament (PDL) by activating NOX4. Human primary PDL fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis (LPS-PG), a periodontal pathogen bacterium under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. By quantitative PCR, immunoblot, ...

  19. A novel approach for purification and selective capture of membrane vesicles of the periodontopathic bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis: membrane vesicles bind to magnetic beads coated with epoxy groups in a noncovalent, species-specific manner.

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    Nakao, Ryoma; Kikushima, Kenji; Higuchi, Hideo; Obana, Nozomu; Nomura, Nobuhiko; Bai, Dongying; Ohnishi, Makoto; Senpuku, Hidenobu

    2014-01-01

    Membrane vesicles (MVs) of Porphyromonas gingivalis are regarded as an offensive weapon of the bacterium, leading to tissue deterioration in periodontal disease. Therefore, isolation of highly purified MVs is indispensable to better understand the pathophysiological role of MVs in the progression of periodontitis. MVs are generally isolated by a conventional method based on ultracentrifugation of the bacterial culture supernatant. However, the resulting MVs are often contaminated with co-precipitating bacterial appendages sheared from the live bacteria. Here, we report an intriguing property of P. gingivalis MVs--their ability to bind superparamagnetic beads coated with epoxy groups (SB-Epoxy). Analysis of fractions collected during the purification revealed that all MVs of five tested P. gingivalis stains bound to SB-Epoxy. In contrast, free fimbriae in the crude MV preparation did not bind to the SB-Epoxy. The SB-Epoxy-bound MVs were easily dissociated from the SB-Epoxy using a mild denaturation buffer. These results suggest that the surface chemistry conferred by epoxy on the beads is responsible for the binding, which is mediated by noncovalent bonds. Both the structural integrity and purity of the isolated MVs were confirmed by electron microscopy. The isolated MVs also caused cell detachment from culture dishes at a physiologically relevant concentration. Assays of competitive binding between the SB-Epoxy and mixtures of MVs from five bacterial species demonstrated that only P. gingivalis MVs could be selectively eliminated from the mixtures. We suggest that this novel approach enables efficient purification and selective elimination of P. gingivalis MVs. PMID:24830438

  20. Expression levels of novel cytokine IL-32 in periodontitis and its role in the suppression of IL-8 production by human gingival fibroblasts stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis

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    Kazuhisa Ouhara

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background:IL-32 was recently found to be elevated in the tissue of rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by polymicrobial infections that result in soft tissue destruction and alveolar bone loss. Although IL-32 is also thought to be associated with periodontal disease, its expression and possible role in periodontal tissue remain unclear. Therefore, this study investigated the expression patterns of IL-32 in healthy and periodontally diseased gingival tissue. The expression of IL-32 in cultured human gingival fibroblasts (HGF as well as effects of autocrine IL-32 on IL-8 production from HGF were also examined.Methods:Periodontal tissue was collected from both healthy volunteers and periodontitis patients, and immunofluorescent staining was performed in order to determine the production of IL-32. Using real-time PCR and ELISA, mRNA expression and protein production of IL-32 in HGF, stimulated by Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg, were also investigated.Results:Contrary to our expectation, the production of IL-32 in the periodontitis patients was significantly lower than in the healthy volunteers. According to immunofluorescent microscopy, positive staining for IL-32 was detected in prickle and basal cell layers in the epithelium as well as fibroblastic cells in connective tissue. Addition of fixed Pg in vitro was found to suppress the otherwise constitutive expression of IL-32 mRNA and protein in HGF. However, recombinant IL-32 in vitro inhibited the expression of IL-8 mRNA by HGF stimulated with Pg. Interestingly, anti-IL-32 neutralizing antibody upregulated the IL-8 mRNA expression in non-stimulated HGF, indicating that constitutive expression of IL-32 in HGF suppressed IL-8 mRNA expression in the absence of bacterial stimulation.Conclusion:These results indicate that IL-32 is constitutively produced by HGF which can be suppressed by Pg and may play a role in the downregulation of inflammatory responses, such as IL-8 production, in periodontal tissue.

  1. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans IgG Subclass Antibody Levels as Immunological Risk Indicators of Chronic Periodontitis: A Multilevel Approach / Niveles de Anticuerpos Subclase IgG de Porphyromonas gingivalis y Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans como Indicadores de Riesgo Inmunológico de Periodontitis Crónica: un Enfoque Multinivel

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    Carlos M, Ardila; Isabel C, Guzmán; Lyan, Bermudez; Sebastian, Bernau; Adolfo, Contreras; Andres, Duque; Sylvia, Duarte; Juliette, De Avila; Gloria Ines, Lafaurie.

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    Full Text Available Los niveles de anticuerpos en algunos patógenos periodontales están asociados con mayores niveles de marcadores inflamatorios. El propósito de este estudio fue examinar la contribución relativa de inmunoglobulina sérica G (IgG) factores de nivel de anticuerpos de subclase y factores locales en la pr [...] ofundidad del sondaje en periodontitis crónica. Se tomaron muestras de suero de 444 pacientes con diagnóstico de periodontitis moderada y grave y de 223 sujetos de control. Se determinaron los títulos de anticuerpos IgG subclase a Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) y Tanerella forsythia (Tf) mediante inmunoensayo indirecto (ELISA). La contribución relativa de los pacientes, los dientes, y el sitio asociado a los parámetros en la profundidad de sondaje fueron evaluados con un modelo multinivel jerárquico. Los resultados indicaron que los pacientes con periodontitis tenían niveles detectables de IgG1 e IgG2. Altos niveles de anticuerpos IgG1 e IgG2 contra Aa fueron observados en 132 y 142 pacientes con periodontitis, respectivamente. Niveles altos de anticuerpos IgG1 e IgG2 contra Pg fueron detectados en 141 y 138 en pacientes con periodontitis respectivamente, y niveles altos de anticuerpos IgG1 e IgG2 contra Tf se produjeron en 121 y 136 pacientes con periodontitis, respectivamente. La mayor parte de la varianza se atribuyó a nivel de sitio (48%). El análisis multinivel asociados a profundidad de sondaje con factores relacionados a los sujetos, anticuerpos (suero IgG1 e IgG2 Aa y Pg), factores de los dientes (tipo) y los factores del sitio (localización mesial - distal y sangrado al sondaje). Anticuerpos elevados de suero IgG1 e IgG2 Aa y Pg (factores de los sujetos) reflejan el estado de la enfermedad periodontal destructiva. Abstract in english Antibody levels to some periodontal pathogens are associated with enhanced levels of inflammatory markers. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relative contribution of serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass antibody level factors and local factors on the probing pocket depth in chroni [...] c periodontitis. Serum samples were taken from 444 patients diagnosed with moderate and severe periodontitis and 223 control subjects. The IgG subclass antibody titers to Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) and Tanerella forsythia (Tf) using indirect immunoassay (ELISA) were determined. The relative contribution of patient, tooth and site-associated parameters on the probing pocket depth were evaluated with a hierarchical multilevel model. The results indicated that periodontitis patients had detectable levels of IgG1 and IgG2. High IgG1 and IgG2 antibody levels against Aa occurred in 132 and 142 periodontitis patients, respectively. High IgG1 and IgG2 antibody levels against Pg occurred in 141 and 138, periodontitis patients, respectively, and High IgG1 and IgG2 antibody levels against Tf occurred in 121 and 136 periodontitis patients, respectively. The majority of the variance was attributed to the site level (48%). The multilevel analysis associated deeper probing depth with subject factors (serum IgG1 and IgG2 antibody to Pg and Aa), tooth factors (tooth type), and site factors (mesial-distal location and bleeding on probing). Elevated serum IgG1 and IgG2 antibody to Pg and Aa (subject factors) reflects destructive periodontal disease status.

  2. Prevalencia de los genotipos fimA II y fimA IV de Porphyromonas gingivalis en un grupo de mujeres mexicanas con diabetes gestacional en la región centro de México / Prevalence of fimA II and fimA IV Porphyromonas gingivalis genotypes in a group of Mexican women with gestational diabetes in the central region of México

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    Roberto Arturo, García-Reyna; María del Carmen, Terrones Saldivar; Angélica María, Malacara-Rosas; Nicolás, Zaragoza-Velásquez; Alejandro, Rosas-Cabral; Rafael, Gutiérrez Campos.

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    Full Text Available La diabetes gestacional (DG) es una de las complicaciones médicas que más frecuentemente afectan a las mujeres embarazadas; algunos autores reportan una prevalencia entre el 9,7 y el 13,9%. La DG puede ser causa de efectos adversos como: nacimiento pretérmino, macrosomia, nacimiento por cesárea, hip [...] erbilirrubinemia, hipertensión gestacional, así como la predisposición de desarrollar posteriormente diabetes mellitus tipo 2 y síndrome metabólico. La literatura señala la asociación entre los microorganismos presentes en el biofilm subgingival, etiológicos de la inflamación de los tejidos de soporte dentarios y diabetes mellitus. Uno de estos microorganismos, Porphyromonas gingivalis, expresa, entre otros factores de virulencia, una proteína llamada fimbrilina, la cual presenta variaciones genotípicas relacionadas con su capacidad de inducción en la expresión de mediadores inflamatorios; los genotipos fimA II y fimA IV se consideran con mayor capacidad de virulencia y su presencia se ha asociado con la resistencia a la insulina. En este estudio analizamos la prevalencia de los genotipos fimA II y fimA IV en un grupo de mujeres mexicanas de la región central de México con DG, en mujeres con embarazo sin diabetes y mujeres sin embarazo y sin diabetes. Los resultados encontrados muestran una elevada presencia del genotipo fimA II en mujeres con DG (p Abstract in english Gestational diabetes (GD) is one of the most common complications in pregnant women, with some authors reporting prevalence between 9.7% and 13.9%. GD can lead to the following adverse effects: preterm birth, macrosomia, cesarean birth, hyperbilirubinemia, gestational hypertension, and predispositio [...] n to later develop diabetes mellitus type 2 and metabolic syndrome. The literature shows an association between microorganisms in the subgingival biofilm, which produces inflammation of the dental support tissue, and diabetes mellitus. Porphyromonasgingivalis is one of these microorganisms, and among other virulence factors, it expresses a protein called fimbrilin which has genotypic variations related to its ability to induce expression of inflammatory mediators. Genotypes fimA II and fimA IV are considered to have a greater virulence and their presence has been associated with insulin resistance. An analysis is made on the prevalence of genotypes fimA II and fimA IV in a group of women in central region of Mexico with GD, pregnant women without diabetes, and non-pregnant women without diabetes. The results show an elevated presence of genotype fimA II in women with GD (P

  3. Hydrolysis of Interleukin-12 by Porphyromonas gingivalis Major Cysteine Proteinases May Affect Local Gamma Interferon Accumulation and the Th1 or Th2 T-Cell Phenotype in Periodontitis

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    Yun, Peter L. W.; Decarlo, Arthur A.; Collyer, Charles; Hunter, Neil

    2001-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis cysteine proteinases (gingipains) have been associated with virulence in destructive periodontitis, a disease process variously considered to represent an unregulated stimulation of either T helper type 1 (Th1)- or Th2-type cells. Critical in maintaining Th1 activity is the response of T lymphocytes to environmental interleukin 12 (IL-12) in the form of up-regulation of gamma interferon (IFN-?) production. Here we demonstrate that in the presence or absence of serum, gingipains were able to hydrolyze IL-12 and reduce the IL-12-induced IFN-? production from CD4+ T cells. However, the induction of IL-12 receptors on T cells by gingipains did not correlate with the enhancement of IFN-? production. The gingipains cleaved IL-12 within the COOH-terminal region of the p40 and p35 subunit chains, which leads to IL-12 inactivity, whereas IL-2 in these assays was not affected. Inactivation of IL-12 by the gingipains could disrupt the cytokine balance or favor Th2 activities in the progression of periodontitis. PMID:11500441

  4. Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans y Porphyromonas Gingivales como principales patógenos periodontales

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    A Bascones

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Entre las bacterias relacionadas con la enfermedad periodontal, existen dos especies más claramente asociadas a esta enfermedad: Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans y Porphyromonas gingivalis. Este trabajo es una revisión bibliográfica sobre estos dos patógenos periodontales, mostrando su origen, prevalencia, distribución, transmisión y respuesta al tratamiento periodontal.Among the bacteria related to periodontal disease, there are two species clearly associated to this disease: Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingiva lis. This paper presents a review of the literature regarding this two periodontal pathogens, and showing their origin, prevalence, distribution, transmission and response to periodontal treatment.

  5. Presence of Porphyromonas and Prevotella species in the oral microflora of cattle with periodontitis

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    Ana Carolina Borsanelli

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstratc: Bovine periodontitis is a progressive purulent infectious process associated with the presence of strictly and facultative anaerobic subgingival biofilm and epidemiologically related to soil management in large geographic areas of Brazil. This study aimed to detect species of the genera Porphyromonas and Prevotella, which occurr in periodontal pockets of cattle with lesions deeper than 5mm (n=26 and in gingival sulcus of animals considered periodontally healthy (n=25. Presence of the microorganisms was evaluated by independent-culture medium diagnostic method, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR with specific primers of Porphyromonas asaccharolytica, P. endodontalis, P. gingivalis, P. gulae, Prevotella buccae, P. intermedia, P. loescheii, P. melaninogenica, P. nigrescens, P. oralis and P. tannerae. The species P. endodontalis (80.7%, P. melaninogenica (73.1% and P. intermedia (61.5% were the most predominant in samples of cattle with periodontitis. Regarding non-injured gingival sulcus of cattle, P. endodontalis (40% and P. loeschei (40% prevailed. Porphyromonas gingivalis, P. gulae and Prevotella tannerae were not detected in the 51 samples studied. Data evaluation by T test, enabled to verify that ocorrence of Porphyromonas asaccharolytica (p=0.000003, P. endodontalis (p=0.0023, Prevotella buccae (p=0.0017, P. intermedia (p=0.0020, P. melaninogenica (p=0.00006 and P. oralis (p=0.0028 is correlated with bovine periodontitis.

  6. Bacteroides gingivalis and Bacteroides intermedius recognize different sites on human fibrinogen

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    Bacteroides (Porphyromonas) gingivalis and Bacteroides (Porphyromonas) intermedius have been implicated in the etiology of human periodontal diseases. These organisms are able to bind and degrade human fibrinogen, and these interactions may play a role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. In attempts to map the bacterial binding sites along the fibrinogen molecule, we have found that strains of B. gingivalis and B. intermedius, respectively, recognize spatially distant and distinct sites on the fibrinogen molecule. Isolated reduced and alkylated alpha-, beta-, and gamma-fibrinogen chains inhibited binding of 125I-fibrinogen to both Bacteroides species in a concentration-dependent manner. Plasmin fragments D and to some extent fragment E, however, produced a concentration-dependent inhibition of 125I-fibrinogen binding to B. intermedius strains but did not affect binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. gingivalis strains. Radiolabeled fibrinogen chains and fragments were compared with 125I-fibrinogen with respect to specificity and reversibility of binding to bacteria. According to these criteria, gamma chain most closely resembled the native fibrinogen molecule in behavior toward B. gingivalis strains and fragments D most closely resembled fibrinogen in behavior toward B. intermedius strains. The ability of anti-human fibrinogen immunoglobulin G (IgG) to inhibit binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. intermedius strains was greatly reduced by absorbing the IgG with fragments D. Absorbing the IgG with fragments D had no effect on the ability of the antibody to inhibit binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. gingivalis strains. A purified staphylococcal fibrinogen-binding protein blocked binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. intermedius strains but not to B. gingivalis strains

  7. Bacteroides gingivalis and Bacteroides intermedius recognize different sites on human fibrinogen

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    Lantz, M.S.; Allen, R.D.; Bounelis, P.; Switalski, L.M.; Hook, M. (Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham (USA))

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    Bacteroides (Porphyromonas) gingivalis and Bacteroides (Porphyromonas) intermedius have been implicated in the etiology of human periodontal diseases. These organisms are able to bind and degrade human fibrinogen, and these interactions may play a role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. In attempts to map the bacterial binding sites along the fibrinogen molecule, we have found that strains of B. gingivalis and B. intermedius, respectively, recognize spatially distant and distinct sites on the fibrinogen molecule. Isolated reduced and alkylated alpha-, beta-, and gamma-fibrinogen chains inhibited binding of 125I-fibrinogen to both Bacteroides species in a concentration-dependent manner. Plasmin fragments D and to some extent fragment E, however, produced a concentration-dependent inhibition of 125I-fibrinogen binding to B. intermedius strains but did not affect binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. gingivalis strains. Radiolabeled fibrinogen chains and fragments were compared with 125I-fibrinogen with respect to specificity and reversibility of binding to bacteria. According to these criteria, gamma chain most closely resembled the native fibrinogen molecule in behavior toward B. gingivalis strains and fragments D most closely resembled fibrinogen in behavior toward B. intermedius strains. The ability of anti-human fibrinogen immunoglobulin G (IgG) to inhibit binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. intermedius strains was greatly reduced by absorbing the IgG with fragments D. Absorbing the IgG with fragments D had no effect on the ability of the antibody to inhibit binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. gingivalis strains. A purified staphylococcal fibrinogen-binding protein blocked binding of 125I-fibrinogen to B. intermedius strains but not to B. gingivalis strains.

  8. Comparative Genomics of the Genus Porphyromonas Identifies Adaptations for Heme Synthesis within the Prevalent Canine Oral Species Porphyromonas cangingivalis.

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    O'Flynn, Ciaran; Deusch, Oliver; Darling, Aaron E; Eisen, Jonathan A; Wallis, Corrin; Davis, Ian J; Harris, Stephen J

    2015-12-01

    Porphyromonads play an important role in human periodontal disease and recently have been shown to be highly prevalent in canine mouths. Porphyromonas cangingivalis is the most prevalent canine oral bacterial species in both plaque from healthy gingiva and plaque from dogs with early periodontitis. The ability of P. cangingivalis to flourish in the different environmental conditions characterized by these two states suggests a degree of metabolic flexibility. To characterize the genes responsible for this, the genomes of 32 isolates (including 18 newly sequenced and assembled) from 18 Porphyromonad species from dogs, humans, and other mammals were compared. Phylogenetic trees inferred using core genes largely matched previous findings; however, comparative genomic analysis identified several genes and pathways relating to heme synthesis that were present in P. cangingivalis but not in other Porphyromonads. Porphyromonas cangingivalis has a complete protoporphyrin IX synthesis pathway potentially allowing it to synthesize its own heme unlike pathogenic Porphyromonads such as Porphyromonas gingivalis that acquire heme predominantly from blood. Other pathway differences such as the ability to synthesize siroheme and vitamin B12 point to enhanced metabolic flexibility for P. cangingivalis, which may underlie its prevalence in the canine oral cavity. PMID:26568374

  9. Quantitation of Polymyxin-Lipopolysaccharide Interactions Using an Image-Based Fluorescent Probe.

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    McInerney, Mitchell P; Roberts, Kade D; Thompson, Philip E; Li, Jian; Nation, Roger L; Velkov, Tony; Nicolazzo, Joseph A

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    The frequency of polymyxin-resistant pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria appearing in the clinic is increasing, and the consequences are largely mediated by modification of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the outer membrane. As polymyxins exert their antibacterial effect by binding to LPS, understanding their mode of binding will prove highly valuable for new antibiotic discovery. In this study, we assess the potential of MIPS-9451, a fluorescent polymyxin analogue designed for imaging studies, as a fluorescent reporter molecule, titrating it against 17 different Gram-negative species and/or strains of LPS. MIPS-9451 bound to the various species and/or strains of LPS with a dissociation constant ranging between 0.14 ± 0.01 ?M (Escherichia coli) and 0.90 ± 0.42 ?M (Porphyromonas gingivalis; mean ± standard error). Furthermore, we assessed the applicability of MIPS-9451 to rank affinities of polymyxin B to different LPS species in a displacement assay which yielded inhibition constants of 6.2 ?M ± 33%, 7.2 ?M ± 30%, and 0.95 ?M ± 13% for Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enterica, respectively (mean ± coefficient of variation). The results from this study are concordant with those observed with similarly structured polymyxin probes, confirming the potential of MIPS-9451 for quantitation of polymyxin-LPS affinities in discovery programs of novel polymyxin antibiotics. PMID:26869441

  10. The ability of the BANA test to detect different levels of P. gingivalis, T. denticola and T. forsythia

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    José Alexandre de Andrade; Magda Feres; Luciene Cristina Figueiredo; Sérgio Luiz Salvador; Sheila Cavalca Cortelli

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BANA Test to detect different levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia or their combinations in subgingival samples at the initial diagnosis and after periodontal therapy. Periodontal sites with probing depths between 5-7 mm and clinical attachment level between 5-10 mm, from 53 subjects with chronic periodontitis, were sampled in four periods: initial diagnosis (T0), immediately (T1), 45 (T2) and...

  11. Porphyromonas endodontalis in chronic periodontitis: a clinical and microbiological cross-sectional study

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    Telma Blanca Lombardo Bedran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Although previous studies have shown the presence of Porphyromonas endodontalis in chronic periodontitis associated with periapical lesions, the occurrence of this pathogen in diseased periodontal sites without periapical lesions has been poorly investigated.The aims of this study were to quantify P. endodontalis in patients with chronic periodontitis without periapical lesions, to evaluate the potential correlation of P. endodontalis with Porphyromonas gingivalis and Tannerella forsythia, and to evaluate the ability of periodontal treatment to reduce these pathogens.Patients with generalized chronic periodontitis were selected by recording clinical attachment level (CAL, probing depth (PD, and bleeding on probing (BOP. Subgingival samples from 30 diseased nonadjacent sites (CAL???5 mm, PD between 5 and 7 mm and positive BOP and 30 healthy nonadjacent sites (PD???3 mm and negative BOP were collected and subjected to microbial analysis by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR The variables of age, PD, CAL and BOP of all individuals were analyzed using the paired t-test (GrapPad Prism5®. Data of bacteria quantification were subjected to a normality test (D'Agostino-Pearson Test. For bacterial correlation analysis, the Spearman correlation was used.Our results showed that diseased sites had significantly higher levels of P. endodontalis compared to healthy sites, similar to the results obtained for P. gingivalis and T. forsythia. The numbers of all bacterial species were reduced significantly after mechanical periodontal treatment. P. endodontalis was significantly correlated with the presence of T. forsythia and P. gingivalis in the diseased group.Our results suggest that there is a high prevalence of P. endodontalis, P. gingivalis and T. forsythia in periodontitis sites and that mechanical periodontal treatment is effective at reducing the pathogens studied.

  12. Antagonistic effect of peptidoglycan of Streptococcus sanguinis on lipopolysaccharide of major periodontal pathogens.

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    Lee, Sung-Hoon

    2015-08-01

    Streptococcus sanguinis is often found in subgingival biofilm including periodontopathogens, and is correlated with a delay in colonization by periodontopathogens. However, the effect of S. sanguinis on inflammation induced by periodontopathogens is poorly understood. Thus, this study investigated the effect of S. sanguinis peptidoglycan (PGN) on induction of TNF-?, IL-6, and IL-8 expression by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of periodontal pathogens. LPS was extracted from Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Tannerella forsythia, and PGN was isolated from S. sanguinis. THP-1 cells, a monocytic cell-line, were cotreated with LPS of the periodontal pathogens and S. sanguinis PGN, and then the expression of inflammatory cytokines was analyzed by real-time RT-PCR. To analyze the underlying mechanism, the binding assay of the LPS to CD14 or LPS-binding protein (LBP) was performed in the presence or absence of the PGN after coating recombinant human CD14 and LBP on EIA plate. The PGN inhibited the binding of LPS to CD14 and LBP in a dose-dependent manner. Also, THP-1 cells were co-treated with the LPS in the presence of N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine, as components of PGN, and the competition binding assay to CD14 and LBP was performed. N-acetylmuramic acid inhibited the induction of inflammatory cytokine expression by LPS and the binding of LPS to CD14 or LBP whereas N-acetylglucosamine did not show such effect. Collectively, the results suggest that S. sanguinis PGN inhibited the cytokine expression induced by the LPS of periodontopathogens due to the inhibition of LPS binding to LBP and CD14. N-acetylmuramic acid of PGN may play a role in inhibition of the LPS binding of periodontopathogens to CD14 and LBP. PMID:26224458

  13. Oral P. gingivalis infection alters the vascular reactivity in healthy and spontaneously atherosclerotic mice

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    Stefanon Ivanita

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Considering that recent studies have demonstrated endothelial dysfunction in subjects with periodontitis and that there is no information about vascular function in coexistence of periodontitis and atherosclerosis, we assessed the impact of oral inoculation with the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis on vascular reactivity in healthy and hypercholesterolemic apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE mice. In vitro preparations of mesenteric arteriolar bed were used to determine the vascular responses to acetylcholine, sodium nitroprusside and phenylephrine (PE. Results Alveolar bone resorption, an evidence of periodontitis, was assessed and confirmed in all infected mice. Acetylcholine- and sodium nitroprusside-induced vasorelaxations were similar among all groups. Non-infected ApoE mice were hyperreactive to PE when compared to non-infected healthy mice. P gingivalis infection significantly enhanced the vasoconstriction to PE in both healthy and spontaneous atherosclerotic mice, when compared to their respective controls. Conclusions This study demonstrates that oral P gingivalis affects the alpha-adrenoceptor-mediated vascular responsiveness in both healthy and spontaneous atherosclerotic mice, reinforcing the association between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases.

  14. The ability of the BANA test to detect different levels of P. gingivalis, T. denticola and T. forsythia

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    José Alexandre de, Andrade; Magda, Feres; Luciene Cristina de, Figueiredo; Sérgio Luiz, Salvador; Sheila Cavalca, Cortelli.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BANA Test to detect different levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia or their combinations in subgingival samples at the initial diagnosis and after periodontal therapy. Periodontal sites with probing [...] depths between 5-7 mm and clinical attachment level between 5-10 mm, from 53 subjects with chronic periodontitis, were sampled in four periods: initial diagnosis (T0), immediately (T1), 45 (T2) and 60 days (T3) after scaling and root planing. BANA Test and Checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization identified red complex species in the subgingival biofilm. In all experimental periods, the highest frequencies of score 2 (Checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization) for P. gingivalis, T. denticola and T. forsythia were observed when strong enzymatic activity (BANA) was present (p

  15. Porphyromonas gingivalis–dendritic cell interactions: consequences for coronary artery disease

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    Zeituni, Amir E.; Julio Carrion; Cutler, Christopher W

    2010-01-01

    An estimated 80 million US adults have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is the single most important contributor to cardiovascular diseases; however, only 50% of atherosclerosis patients have currently identified risk factors. Chronic periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease, is linked to an increased cardiovascular risk. Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen presenting cells that infiltrate arterial walls and may destabilize atherosclerotic plaques in card...

  16. The ability of the BANA test to detect different levels of P. gingivalis, T. denticola and T. forsythia

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    José Alexandre de Andrade

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BANA Test to detect different levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia or their combinations in subgingival samples at the initial diagnosis and after periodontal therapy. Periodontal sites with probing depths between 5-7 mm and clinical attachment level between 5-10 mm, from 53 subjects with chronic periodontitis, were sampled in four periods: initial diagnosis (T0, immediately (T1, 45 (T2 and 60 days (T3 after scaling and root planing. BANA Test and Checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization identified red complex species in the subgingival biofilm. In all experimental periods, the highest frequencies of score 2 (Checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization for P. gingivalis, T. denticola and T. forsythia were observed when strong enzymatic activity (BANA was present (p < 0.01. The best agreement was observed at initial diagnosis. The BANA Test sensitivity was 95.54% (T0, 65.18% (T1, 65.22% (T2 and 50.26% (T3. The specificity values were 12.24% (T0, 57.38% (T1, 46.27% (T2 and 53.48% (T3. The BANA Test is more effective for the detection of red complex pathogens when the bacterial levels are high, i.e. in the initial diagnosis of chronic periodontitis.

  17. Assessment of antibacterial effect of cinnamon on growth of porphyromons gingivalis from chronic periodontitis patients with deep pockets (in vitro

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    Babak Amoian

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available   Background and Aims : Antibiotics are commonly used for controlling the growth of porphyromons gingivalis (P.g which is one of the most important etiologic factors in the periodontal diseases. Different side effects of synthetics and chemical drugs such as increasing the drug resistancy in the human pathogens have led to study on the herbal antibacterial effect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial effect of cinnamon on the growth of porphyromons gingivalis in chronic periodontitis patients with deep pockets.   Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, samples were provided from patients having pockets. After culturing the microorganism and diagnosis of P.g by gram staining and biochemical tests, cinnamon in different concentrations (10, 50, 100, 250, 500, 750 and 1500 mg/ml with oil solvent were prepared and placed by disks in the cultures medium. Positive controls were amoxicillin, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, amikacin and gentamycin . Oil was negative control. Then the plates were incubated for 24 hours in 37 0 C and then non-growth halos by disk diffusion method, MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration and MBC (Minimum Bactericidal Concentration were determined. Data were analyzed using One-way ANOVA test.   Results: The results showed that the cinnamon at the concentration of MIC=750 mg/ml had the inhibitory effects of bacteria and at the concentration of MIC=1500 mg/ml had killing effect. However, this antibacterial effect compared with commonly used antibiotics (amoxicillin, metronidazole, was much weaker (P<0.001.   Conclusion: Cinnamon showed an antimicrobial effect on porphyromonas gingivalis in chronic periodontitis patients with deep pockets.

  18. Protein kinase A enhances lipopolysaccharide-induced IL-6, IL-8, and PGE2 production by human gingival fibroblasts

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    Ara Toshiaki

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective Periodontal disease is accompanied by inflammation of the gingiva and destruction of periodontal tissues, leading to alveolar bone loss in severe clinical cases. Interleukin (IL-6, IL-8, and the chemical mediator prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 are known to play important roles in inflammatory responses and tissue degradation. Recently, we reported that the protein kinase A (PKA inhibitor H-89 suppresses lipopolysaccharide (LPS-induced IL-8 production by human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs. In the present study, the relevance of the PKA activity and two PKA-activating drugs, aminophylline and adrenaline, to LPS-induced inflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8 and PGE2 by HGFs were examined. Methods HGFs were treated with LPS from Porphyromonas gingivalis and H-89, the cAMP analog dibutyryl cyclic AMP (dbcAMP, aminophylline, or adrenaline. After 24 h, IL-6, IL-8, and PGE2 levels were evaluated by ELISA. Results H-89 did not affect LPS-induced IL-6 production, but suppressed IL-8 and PGE2 production. In contrast, dbcAMP significantly increased LPS-induced IL-6, IL-8, and PGE2 production. Up to 10 ?g/ml of aminophylline did not affect LPS-induced IL-6, IL-8, or PGE2 production, but they were significantly increased at 100 ?g/ml. Similarly, 0.01 ?g/ml of adrenaline did not affect LPS-induced IL-6, IL-8, or PGE2 production, but they were significantly increased at concentrations of 0.1 and 1 ?g/ml. In the absence of LPS, H-89, dbcAMP, aminophylline, and adrenaline had no relevance to IL-6, IL-8, or PGE2 production. Conclusion These results suggest that the PKA pathway, and also PKA-activating drugs, enhance LPS-induced IL-6, IL-8, and PGE2 production by HGFs. However, aminophylline may not have an effect on the production of these molecules at concentrations used in clinical settings (8 to 20 ?g/ml in serum. These results suggest that aminophylline does not affect inflammatory responses in periodontal disease.

  19. Human Toll-like receptor 4 responses to P. gingivalis are regulated by lipid A 1- and 4'- phosphatase activities

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    Coats, Stephen R.; Jones, Jace W.; Do, Christopher T.; Braham, Pamela H.; Bainbridge, Brian W.; To, Thao T.; Goodlett, David R.; Ernst, Robert K.; Darveau, Richard P.

    2009-01-01

    Summary Signal transduction following binding of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is an essential aspect of host innate immune responses to infection by Gram-negative pathogens. Here, we describe a novel molecular mechanism used by a prevalent human bacterial pathogen to evade and subvert the human innate immune system. We show that the oral pathogen, P. gingivalis, uses endogenous lipid A 1- and 4'-phosphatase activities to modify its LPS, creating immunologically silent, non-phosphorylated lipid A. This unique lipid A provides a highly effective mechanism employed by this bacterium to evade TLR4 sensing and to resist killing by cationic anti-microbial peptides. In addition, lipid A 1- phosphatase activity is suppressed by hemin, an important nutrient in the oral cavity. Specifically, P. gingivalis grown in the presence of high hemin produces lipid A that acts as a potent TLR4 antagonist. These results suggest that hemin-dependent regulation of lipid A 1-dephosphorylation can shift P. gingivalis lipid A activity from TLR4 evasive to TLR4 suppressive, potentially altering critical interactions between this bacterium, the local microbial community, and the host innate immune system. PMID:19552698

  20. Entamoeba gingivalis pulmonary abscess - Diagnosed by fine needle aspiration

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    Jian Bo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Entamoeba gingivalis ( E. gingivalis is a parasitic protozoa of the oral cavity, most often found in gingival tissues around the teeth associated with poor oral hygiene. Here, we report a case of E. gingivalis in a pulmonary CT guided fine needle aspiration material, from a 60-year-old man with newly found lung mass. On site Diff-Quik ® smear examination revealed the presence of marked acute inflammation, colonies of actinomyces, and a number of ′large macrophages-like organisms′. Upon examination of the additional material, organisms morphologically consistent with E. gingivalis were identified. Pulmonary mass resolved after six weeks of treatment with antibiotics (Clindamycin followed by Penicillin. Proper recognition and distinction between E. gingivalis and other species of Entamoeba is important for the management of patients.

  1. Effect of Allium cepa L. on Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Osteoclast Precursor Cell Viability, Count, and Morphology Using 4?,6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole-Staining

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    Tatiane Oliveira; Figueiredo, Camila A.; Carlos Brito; Alexander Stavroullakis; Anuradha Prakki; Eudes Da Silva Velozo; Getulio Nogueira-Filho

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    Allium cepa L. is known to possess numerous pharmacological properties. Our aim was to examine the in vitro effects of Allium cepa L. extract (AcE) on Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS and Escherichia coli LPS-stimulated osteoclast precursor cells to determine cell viability to other future cell-based assays. Osteoclast precursor cells (RAW 264.7) were stimulated by Pg LPS (1??g/mL) and E. coli LPS (1??g/mL) in the presence or absence of different concentrations of AcE (10–1000??g/mL) for 5 days a...

  2. Serum immunoglobulin G antibodies to Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Streptococcus sanguis during experimental gingivitis in young adults

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    Danielsen, B; Wilton, J M A; Bælum, Vibeke; Johnson, Newell W; Fejerskov, Ole

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    Twenty-eight young, healthy adults completed an experimental gingivitis study in which blood and clinical recordings were obtained at baseline; after a 4-week period of thorough oral hygiene; after a subsequent 3-week period of plaque accumulation; and after another 2 weeks of thorough oral hygie...

  3. Macrophage-mediated nanoparticle delivery to the periodontal lesions in established murine model via Pg-LPS induction

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    Ma, Zhiwei; Dagnaes-Hansen, Frederik; Løvschall, Henrik; Song, Wen; Nielsen, Gitte K; Yang, Chuanxu; Wang, Qintao; Kjems, Jørgen; Gao, Shan

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    We established a murine periodontitis model by local injection of lipopolysaccharide of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg-LPS) into the gingival sulcus of mandibular left incisor four times with 48-h interval. The histological examination of the periodontal tissues demonstrated that significant loss of...

  4. Dietary exposure to benzoxazinoids enhances bacteria-induced monokine responses by peripheral blood mononuclear cells

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    Damgaard, Dres; Jensen, Bettina Margrethe; Palarasah, Yaseelan; Nielsen, Michael Friberg Bruun; Adhikari, Khem Bahadur; Schnoor, Heidi Julius; Juel-Berg, Nanna; Poulsen, Lars K; Fomsgaard, Inge S; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

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    -out, the groups switched diets. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or tetanus toxoid (TT). PBMCs from a healthy donor received the same stimuli in presence of serum from each participant receiving BXs. The...

  5. An outbreak of bovine meningoencephalomyelitis with identification of Halicephalobus gingivalis

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    Enemark, Heidi; Hansen, Mette Sif; Jensen, Tim Kåre; Larsen, Gitte; Al-Sabi, Mohammad Nafi Solaiman

    2016-01-01

    Halicephalobus gingivalis is an opportunistic parasite which is known to cause fatal meningoencephalomyelitis primarily in equines but sporadically also in humans. In April 2014, laboratory examination of the head of a young dairy calf, euthanized due to severe central nervous system symptoms, re...

  6. The prevalence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in periodontal disease.

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    el Hayawan, I A; Bayoumy, M M

    1992-04-01

    Two hundred patients (100 males and 100 females) having either marginal periodontitis or gingivitis were examined for detection of E. gingivalis and T. tenax. E. gingivalis was more prevalent among patients with periodontitis particularly females, while T. tenax was not discovered entirely in both patients and control groups. PMID:1578154

  7. El Lipopolisacárido / Lipopolysaccharide

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    Stefany, Romero Hurtado; Carlos Arturo, Iregui.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El lipopolisacárido (LPS) o endotoxina es el mayor componente de la membrana externa de las bacterias Gram negativas, desempeñan una importante función en la activación del sistema inmune al constituir el antígeno superficial más importante de este tipo de bacterias. El LPS está compuesto por una re [...] gión lípidica y una glicosídica con funciones separadas y/o sinérgicas lo que hace de esta molécula uno de los factores de virulencia más complejos de comprender, esta revisión pretende hacer un acercamiento para dimensionar la universalidad y diversidad de efectos del principal responsable del shock endotóxico inducido por bacterias Gram negativas Abstract in english The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or endotoxin is the major component of the outer membrane in Gram negative bacterial pathogens; it plays an important role in the activation of the immune system to be the most important surface antigen of Gram negative bacteria. The LPS consist of a lipophilic component [...] and a polysaccharide portion with different function that makes this molecule one of the virulence factors more complex to understand, this review make an approach to measure the diversity effects and universality of LPS

  8. [Importance of Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis protozoa in the human oral cavity].

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    Feki, A; Molet, B

    1990-01-01

    Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis are protozoa found in the human oral cavity. Morphological and ultrastructural characteristics of those parasites were reviewed and then studied with the scanning electron microscope in this paper. Based on previous epidemiological studies, the relationship between periodontal disease and those protozoa was analysed. Evaluation of the pathogenicity of Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis was also part of the discussion of this study. PMID:2382077

  9. Site-specific O-Glycosylation on the MUC2 Mucin Protein Inhibits Cleavage by the Porphyromonas gingivalis Secreted Cysteine Protease (RgpB)

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    van der Post, Sjoerd; Subramani, Durai B; Bäckström, Malin; Johansson, Malin E V; Vester-Christensen, Malene B; Mandel, Ulla; Bennett, Eric P; Clausen, Henrik; Dahlén, Gunnar; Sroka, Aneta; Potempa, Jan; Hansson, Gunnar C

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    The colonic epithelial surface is protected by an inner mucus layer that the commensal microflora cannot penetrate. We previously demonstrated that Entamoeba histolytica secretes a protease capable of dissolving this layer that is required for parasite penetration. Here, we asked whether there are...

  10. Allium cepa L. and Quercetin Inhibit RANKL/Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS-Induced Osteoclastogenesis by Downregulating NF-?B Signaling Pathway.

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    Oliveira, Tatiane; Figueiredo, Camila A; Brito, Carlos; Stavroullakis, Alexander; Ferreira, Ana Carolina; Nogueira-Filho, Getulio; Prakki, Anuradha

    2015-01-01

    Objectives. We evaluated the in vitro modulatory effects of Allium cepa L. extract (AcE) and quercetin (Qt) on osteoclastogenesis under inflammatory conditions (LPS-induced). Methods. RAW 264.7 cells were differentiated with 30?ng/mL of RANKL, costimulated with PgLPS (1?µg/mL), and treated with AcE (50-1000?µg/mL) or Qt (1.25, 2.5, or 5?µM). Cell viability was determined by alamarBlue and protein assays. Nuclei morphology was analysed by DAPI staining. TRAP assays were performed as follows: p-nitrophenyl phosphate was used to determine the acid phosphatase activity of the osteoclasts and TRAP staining was used to evaluate the number and size of TRAP-positive multinucleated osteoclast cells. Von Kossa staining was used to measure osteoclast resorptive activity. Cytokine levels were measured on osteoclast precursor cell culture supernatants. Using western blot analysis, p-I?B? and I?B? degradation, inhibitor of NF-kappaB, were evaluated. Results. Both AcE and Qt did not affect cell viability and significantly reduced osteoclastogenesis compared to control. We observed lower production of IL-6 and IL-1? and an increased production of IL-3 and IL-4. AcE and Qt downregulated NF-?B pathway. Conclusion. AcE and Qt may be inhibitors of osteoclastogenesis under inflammatory conditions (LPS-induced) via attenuation of RANKL/PgLPS-induced NF-?B activation. PMID:26273314

  11. Site-specific O-Glycosylation on the MUC2 Mucin Protein Inhibits Cleavage by the Porphyromonas gingivalis Secreted Cysteine Protease (RgpB)

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    van der Post, Sjoerd; Subramani, Durai B; Bäckström, Malin; Johansson, Malin E V; Vester-Christensen, Malene B; Mandel, Ulla; Bennett, Eric P; Clausen, Henrik; Dahlén, Gunnar; Sroka, Aneta; Potempa, Jan; Hansson, Gunnar C

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    The colonic epithelial surface is protected by an inner mucus layer that the commensal microflora cannot penetrate. We previously demonstrated that Entamoeba histolytica secretes a protease capable of dissolving this layer that is required for parasite penetration. Here, we asked whether there are...... bacteria that can secrete similar proteases. We screened bacterial culture supernatants for such activity using recombinant fragments of the MUC2 mucin, the major structural component, and the only gel-forming mucin in the colonic mucus. MUC2 has two central heavily O-glycosylated mucin domains that are...... was isolated and identified as Arg-gingipain B (RgpB). Two cleavage sites were localized to IR?TT and NR?QA. IR?TT cleavage will disrupt the MUC2 polymers. Because this site has two potential O-glycosylation sites, we tested whether recombinant GalNAc-transferases (GalNAc-Ts) could glycosylate a...

  12. Bacteroides gingivalis-Actinomyces viscosus cohesive interactions as measured by a quantitative binding assay

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    Schwarz, S.; Ellen, R.P.; Grove, D.A.

    1987-10-01

    There is limited evidence, mostly indirect, to suggest that the adherence of Bacteroides gingivalis to teeth may be enhanced by the presence of gram-positive dental plaque bacteria like Actinomyces viscosus. The purpose of this study was to carry out direct quantitative assessments of the cohesion of B gingivalis and A. viscosus by using an in vitro assay modeled on the natural sequence in which these two species colonize the teeth. The assay allowed comparisons to be made of the adherence of /sup 3/H-labeled B. gingivalis 2561 and 381 to saliva-coated hydroxyapatite beads (S-HA) and A. viscosus WVU627- or T14V-coated S-HA (actinobeads) in equilibrium and kinetics binding studies. A series of preliminary binding studies with 3H-labeled A. viscosus and parallel studies by scanning electron microscopy with unlabeled A. viscosus were conducted to establish a protocol by which actinobeads suitable for subsequent Bacteroides adherence experiments could be prepared. By scanning electron microscopy, the actinobeads had only small gaps of exposed S-HA between essentially irreversibly bound A. viscosus cells. Furthermore, B. gingivalis cells appeared to bind preferentially to the Actinomyces cells instead of the exposed S-HA. B. gingivalis binding to both S-HA and actinobeads was saturable with at least 2 X 10(9) to 3 X 10(9) cells per ml, and equilibrium with saturating concentrations was reached within 10 to 20 min. B. gingivalis always bound in greater numbers to the actinobeads than to S-HA. These findings provide direct measurements supporting the concept that cohesion with dental plaque bacteria like A. viscosus may foster the establishment of B. gingivalis on teeth by enhancing its adherence.

  13. Bacteroides gingivalis-Actinomyces viscosus cohesive interactions as measured by a quantitative binding assay

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    There is limited evidence, mostly indirect, to suggest that the adherence of Bacteroides gingivalis to teeth may be enhanced by the presence of gram-positive dental plaque bacteria like Actinomyces viscosus. The purpose of this study was to carry out direct quantitative assessments of the cohesion of B gingivalis and A. viscosus by using an in vitro assay modeled on the natural sequence in which these two species colonize the teeth. The assay allowed comparisons to be made of the adherence of 3H-labeled B. gingivalis 2561 and 381 to saliva-coated hydroxyapatite beads (S-HA) and A. viscosus WVU627- or T14V-coated S-HA (actinobeads) in equilibrium and kinetics binding studies. A series of preliminary binding studies with 3H-labeled A. viscosus and parallel studies by scanning electron microscopy with unlabeled A. viscosus were conducted to establish a protocol by which actinobeads suitable for subsequent Bacteroides adherence experiments could be prepared. By scanning electron microscopy, the actinobeads had only small gaps of exposed S-HA between essentially irreversibly bound A. viscosus cells. Furthermore, B. gingivalis cells appeared to bind preferentially to the Actinomyces cells instead of the exposed S-HA. B. gingivalis binding to both S-HA and actinobeads was saturable with at least 2 X 10(9) to 3 X 10(9) cells per ml, and equilibrium with saturating concentrations was reached within 10 to 20 min. B. gingivalis always bound in greater numbers to the actinobeads than to S-HA. These findings provide direct measurements supporting the concept that cohesion with dental plaque bacteria like A. viscosus may foster the establishment of B. gingivalis on teeth by enhancing its adherence

  14. Maxillary osteomyelitis due to Halicephalobus gingivalis and fatal dissemination in a horse / Osteomielitis maxilar debido a Halicephalobus gingivalis y diseminación fatal en un caballo

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    LA, Gracia-Calvo; M, Martín-Cuervo; ME, Durán; V, Vieítez; F, Serrano; J, Jiménez; LJ, Ezquerra.

    Full Text Available En la presente comunicación se expone un caso de infestación parasitaria poco habitual causada por Halicephalobus gingivalis, cuya manifestación principal fue osteomielitis del hueso maxilar. El caballo mostraba inicialmente inflamación y dolor en la región de la cresta facial derecha. Las radiograf [...] ías demostraron la presencia de osteolisis y ensanchamiento de la cresta facial. La biopsia del hueso mostraba inflamación granulomatosa y un gran número de larvas del nematodo. El caballo fue tratado con ivermectina. Inicialmente mejoraron los signos clínicos, pero dos meses y medio después el caballo desarrolló uveítis y fallo renal, por lo que fue eutanasiado. El estudio anatomopatológico mostró múltiples granulomas parasitarios en los riñones y en la úvea. La infección por Halicephalobus gingivalis es poco frecuente en caballos y personas aunque presenta una distribución mundial. De acuerdo con los autores esta es la primera vez que se describe dicha infestación en un équido en España. Abstract in english This study reports a rare case of maxillary osteomyelitis in a horse caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis. The horse presented inflammation and pain in the region of the right facial crest and the radiographs detected osteolysis and widening of the facial crest. The biopsy revealed a granulomatous in [...] flammation and a large amount of parasite larvae. The horse was treated with ivermectin but it developed uveitis and renal insufficiency 2.5 months later and was euthanised. The anatomopathological study found multiple parasitic granulomas in the kidneys and uveal tract. H. gingivalis is an infrequent infection in horses and people, and it has a worldwide distribution. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of H. gingivalis infection in an equid to be diagnosed in Spain.

  15. Immunochemical characterization of rough Brucella lipopolysaccharides.

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    Moreno, E.; Jones, L M; Berman, D.T. (D. T.)

    1984-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) were extracted from rough strains of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis and from strains of the naturally occurring rough species Brucella ovis and Brucella canis. Brucella rough lipopolysaccharides (R-LPS) were readily distinguished from Brucella smooth lipopolysaccharides (S-LPS) and enterobacterial R-LPS, by their chemical, physical, and serological characteristics. B. ovis R-LPS was differentiated from B. abortus, B. melitensis, and B. canis R-LPS by its re...

  16. Macrophage-mediated nanoparticle delivery to the periodontal lesions in established murine model via Pg-LPS induction

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    Ma, Zhiwei; Dagnaes-Hansen, Frederik; Løvschall, Henrik; Song, Wen; Nielsen, Gitte K; Yang, Chuanxu; Wang, Qintao; Kjems, Jørgen; Gao, Shan

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    We established a murine periodontitis model by local injection of lipopolysaccharide of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg-LPS) into the gingival sulcus of mandibular left incisor four times with 48-h interval. The histological examination of the periodontal tissues demonstrated that significant loss of periodontal bone and ligaments was observed in the lesion side with abundant inflammatory cell infiltration. Two days after the last injection, Cy5-labelled siRNA/chitosan particles were injected intra...

  17. Dietary exposure to benzoxazinoids enhances bacteria-induced monokine responses by peripheral blood mononuclear cells

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    Damgaard, Dres; Jensen, Bettina Margrethe; Palarasah, Yaseelan; Nielsen, Michael Friberg Bruun; Adhikari, Khem Bahadur; Schnoor, Heidi Julius; Juel-Berg, Nanna; Poulsen, Lars K; Fomsgaard, Inge S; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

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    SCOPE: To examine potentially immunomodulating effects of dietary benzoxazinoids (BXs), present in cereal grains. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nineteen healthy volunteers were randomly distributed into two groups, who received diets with high or low content of BXs for three weeks. After a week's wash-out, the groups switched diets. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or tetanus toxoid (TT). PBMCs from a heal...

  18. A Murine Model of Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Peri-Implant Mucositis and Peri-Implantitis.

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    Pirih, Flavia Q; Hiyari, Sarah; Leung, Ho-Yin; Barroso, Ana D V; Jorge, Adrian C A; Perussolo, Jeniffer; Atti, Elisa; Lin, Yi-Ling; Tetradis, Sotirios; Camargo, Paulo M

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    Dental implants are a widely used treatment option for tooth replacement. However, they are susceptible to inflammatory diseases such as peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, which are highly prevalent and may lead to implant loss. Unfortunately, the understanding of the pathogenesis of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis is fragmented and incomplete. Therefore, the availability of a reproducible animal model to study these inflammatory diseases would facilitate the dissection of their pathogenic mechanisms. The objective of this study is to propose a murine model of experimental peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. Screw-shaped titanium implants were placed in the upper healed edentulous alveolar ridges of C57BL/6J mice 8 weeks after tooth extraction. Following 4 weeks of osseointegration, Porphyromonas gingivalis -lipolysaccharide (LPS) injections were delivered to the peri-implant soft tissues for 6 weeks. No-injections and vehicle injections were utilized as controls. Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis were assessed clinically, radiographically (microcomputerized tomograph [CT]), and histologically following LPS-treatment. LPS-injections resulted in a significant increase in soft tissue edema around the head of the implants as compared to the control groups. Micro-CT analysis revealed significantly greater bone loss in the LPS-treated implants. Histological analysis of the specimens demonstrated that the LPS-group had increased soft tissue vascularity, which harbored a dense mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate, and the bone exhibited noticeable osteoclast activity. The induction of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis in mice via localized delivery of bacterial LPS has been demonstrated. We anticipate that this model will contribute to the development of more effective preventive and therapeutic approaches for these 2 conditions. PMID:24967609

  19. Maxillary osteomyelitis due to Halicephalobus gingivalis and fatal dissemination in a horse

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    LA Gracia-Calvo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study reports a rare case of maxillary osteomyelitis in a horse caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis. The horse presented inflammation and pain in the region of the right facial crest and the radiographs detected osteolysis and widening of the facial crest. The biopsy revealed a granulomatous inflammation and a large amount of parasite larvae. The horse was treated with ivermectin but it developed uveitis and renal insufficiency 2.5 months later and was euthanised. The anatomopathological study found multiple parasitic granulomas in the kidneys and uveal tract. H. gingivalis is an infrequent infection in horses and people, and it has a worldwide distribution. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of H. gingivalis infection in an equid to be diagnosed in Spain.

  20. [Morphology and diagnosis of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax and their occurrence in children and adolescents].

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    Vráblic, J; Tomová, S; Catár, G; Randová, L; Suttová, S

    1991-05-01

    Specimens obtained from 176 eight- to nineteen-year-old subjects were cultured for oral protozoa. Of the given series, 25 subjects (14.2%) had in their mouth only E. gingivalis, 5 (2.9%) had a mixed invasion of E. gingivalis and T. tenax, and 2 subjects (1.1%) had only T. tenax. A total of 32 subjects (18.2%) were infested by oral protozoa. The following conclusions were made: oral protozoa occur also in children and teenagers with a cured or intact dentition; their occurrence rate was higher in 11- to 19-year-old subjects than in the lower age groups; both protozoa can occur simultaneously; their occurrence rate was age dependent (increasing with age) with the rate of E. gingivalis rising significantly more rapidly with age than that of T. tenax; their occurrence was found to be sex dependent with higher rates in boys than in girls. In the light of the high recovery rate (83.3%) of E. gingivalis from dental and periodontal swabs, not only specimens of saliva should be collected but also dental nad periodontal swabs should be taken and cultured when studying the occurrence of oral protozoa in the population. (Tab.4,Fig.2,Ref.7). PMID:2043965

  1. Immunologic properties of bacterial lipopolysaccharide

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    Skidmore, B.J. (Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA); Chiller, J.M.; Weigle, W.O.; Riblet, R.; Watson, J.

    1976-01-01

    Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has among its broad spectrum of immunologic activities the capacity to modulate the induction of a specific state of tolerance in mice to the thymus-dependent antigen human IgG (HGG), into a specific state of immunity to HGG. Mice treated with LPS shortly after the injection of a tolerogenic dose of deaggregated HGG (DHGG) not only fail to become tolerant to HGG, but demonstrate a delayed primary response to HGG, and also respond anamnestically to a subsequent immunogenic challenge of aggregated HGG (AHGG). This phenomenon, which has been viewed as a very stringent test of an adjuvant effect, was originally described with bovine gamma globulin tolerance in mice.

  2. [The investigation of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in a group of patients with periodontal disease].

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    Abualqomsaan, Moin; Töz, Seray Ozensoy; Yolasi?maz, Ay?egül; Turgay, Nevin

    2010-01-01

    The oral cavity is suitable for invasion of many microorganisms. Entamoeba gingivalis (E.gingivalis) and Trichomonas tenax (T.tenax) settle in the oral cavity of patients with poor oral hygiene and gingival disease. In the present study, two slide specimens were prepared from the cole region of the teeth of 46 persons for investigation of the parasites. One of the slide specimens was dried in the air while the other one put into fixative and they were stained with trichrome and Giemsa stains. The two staining methods were used for 36 samples and only Giemsa, for 10 samples. E. gingivalis was positive in 7 (19.44%) out of 36 samples stained by the trichrome stain while T. tenax was positive in one (2.17%) out of 46 samples stained by Giemsa stain. Parasitic infections were found to be positive in seven (21.2%) specimen from 33 patients with periodontal disease and in one (7.69%) specimen from 13 healthy controls. Dental policlinics are generally far from parasitology laboratories and microscopical wet mount examination can not be performed. Therefore dentists can send the specimens and have the parasites diagnosed with Giemsa and trichrome staining methods as an alternative to wet mount examination. PMID:20597052

  3. Effect of hemin on the physiology and virulence of Bacteroides gingivalis W50.

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    McKee, A.S.; McDermid, A S; Baskerville, A.; Dowsett, A. B.; Ellwood, D C; Marsh, P D

    1986-01-01

    Bacteroides gingivalis W50 was grown in a chemostat under steady-state conditions at pH 7.5 +/- 0.2 and a constant growth rate of 6.9 h for periods of up to 6 weeks (146 bacterial generations) in a complex medium. Hemin was capable of limiting the growth of cells up to a concentration of approximately 0.5 micrograms/ml since higher concentrations of hemin did not increase cell yields; cells grew in the absence of exogenously added vitamin K1. Only a limited number of amino acids was metaboliz...

  4. Genetics of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis in enteric bacteria.

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    Schnaitman, C A; Klena, J D

    1993-01-01

    From a historical perspective, the study of both the biochemistry and the genetics of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) synthesis began with the enteric bacteria. These organisms have again come to the forefront as the blocks of genes involved in LPS synthesis have been sequenced and analyzed. A number of new and unanticipated genes were found in these clusters, indicating a complexity of the biochemical pathways which was not predicted from the older studies. One of the most dramatic areas of LPS res...

  5. Immunochemical identification of Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide epitopes.

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    Rojas, N.; Freer, E.; Weintraub, A. (Andrej); Ramirez, M.; Lind, S.; Moreno, E.

    1994-01-01

    Sera from Brucella abortus-infected and -vaccinated bovines recognized four lipopolysaccharide (LPS) determinants: two in the O-polysaccharide (A and C), one in the core oligosaccharide from rough Brucella LPS (R), and one in lipid A (LA). From 46 different hybridomas secreting monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against various LPS moieties, 9 different specificities were identified. Two epitopes, A and C/Y, were present in the O-polysaccharide. Two epitopes were found in the core oligosaccharide (...

  6. Immunochemical characterization of Brucella lipopolysaccharides and polysaccharides.

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    Moreno, E.; Speth, S L; Jones, L.M.; Berman, D. T.

    1981-01-01

    Purified lipopolysaccharide (LPS) extracted with phenol-water from smooth Brucella abortus was hydrolyzed with 1% acetic acid at 100 degrees C. The degraded polysaccharide (AH) released gave reactions of identity with the native polysaccharide hapten (NH) in phenol-water- or trichloroacetic acid-extracted endotoxin preparations of B. abortus and with the polysaccharide (poly B) extracted by trichloroacetic acid from rough B. melitensis strain B115. Poly B was present in the soluble cytoplasmi...

  7. Phospholipids and lipopolysaccharide of Aeromonas hydrophila.

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    Howard, S P; Buckley, J T

    1985-01-01

    The phospholipids and lipopolysaccharide of Aeromonas hydrophila were characterized. Phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylglycerol were the major phospholipid components. The outer membrane contained more phosphatidylethanolamine and less phosphatidylglycerol than the inner membrane, and the phospholipids of the outer membrane contained a higher proportion of saturated fatty acids. Only four fatty acids (C14:0, C16:0, C16:1, and C18:1) were found in the phospholipids. The lipopolysacchari...

  8. Prevalence of oral Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in patients with periodontal disease and healthy population in Shiraz, southern Iran

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: It was shown that two parasites of Entamoeba gingivalis (E. gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax (T. tenax may be responsible for oral parasitic infection. This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of these parasites in oral cavity of patients with periodontal disease and in healthy population in Shiraz, Southern Iran. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients with periodontal disease (case group and 50 subjects with healthy gingiva (control group entered in the present study. A questionnaire recorded general health, smoking habits, and any history of antibiotic consumption during the last six months for each patient. In the case group, saliva was collected by sterile swab and the gingival crevicular fluid by the paper point. The plaque and calculi were collected by sterile curette and scaler. In the control group, saliva and gingival crevicular fluid were collected and sent to laboratory for further studies. Results: In the case group, nine patients were infected, six with E. gingivalis and three with T. tenax. Seven patients had mobility of the teeth, one patient was smoker and five had previous history of antibiotic consumption. In the control group, only one subject was infected with E. gingivalis without any history of smoking and antibiotic consumption. Conclusion: Parasitic infections are relatively common in patients with periodontal disease. It seems that follow-up of instructions are essential in control of parasitic infection in Southern Iran.

  9. The plant coumarins auraptene and lacinartin as potential multifunctional therapeutic agents for treating periodontal disease

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    Marquis Annie

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections leading to chronic inflammation disorders that are frequently observed in adults. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of auraptene and lacinartin, two natural oxyprenylated coumarins, on the growth, adherence properties, and collagenase activity of Porphyromonas gingivalis. We also investigated the capacity of these compounds to reduce cytokine and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP secretion by lipopolysaccharide (LPS-stimulated macrophages and to inhibit MMP-9 activity. Methods Microplate dilution assays were performed to determine the effect of auraptene and lacinartin on P. gingivalis growth as well as biofilm formation stained with crystal violet. Adhesion of FITC-labeled P. gingivalis to oral epithelial cells was monitored by fluorometry. The effects of auraptene and lacinartin on LPS-induced cytokine and MMP secretion by macrophages were determined by immunological assays. Fluorogenic assays were used to evaluate the capacity of the two coumarins to inhibit the activity of P. gingivalis collagenase and MMP-9. Results Only lacinartin completely inhibited P. gingivalis growth in a complex culture medium. However, under iron-limiting conditions, auraptene and lacinartin both inhibited the growth of P. gingivalis. Lacinartin also inhibited biofilm formation by P. gingivalis and promoted biofilm desorption. Both compounds prevented the adherence of P. gingivalis to oral epithelial cells, dose-dependently reduced the secretion of cytokines (IL-8 and TNF-? and MMP-8 and MMP-9 by LPS-stimulated macrophages, and inhibited MMP-9 activity. Lacinartin also inhibited P. gingivalis collagenase activity. Conclusions By acting on multiple targets, including pathogenic bacteria, tissue-destructive enzymes, and the host inflammatory response, auraptene and lacinartin may be promising natural compounds for preventing and treating periodontal diseases.

  10. Blastogenic response of bovine lymphocytes to Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide.

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    Baldwin, C. L.; Winter, A. J.

    1985-01-01

    Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide was tested in a blastogenesis assay with unfractionated and nylon wool-separated peripheral blood lymphocytes of Brucella-naive cattle and cattle immunized with B. abortus. Our results indicated that in cattle the lipopolysaccharide of B. abortus is not a B-cell mitogen. In immunized animals it stimulated predominantly nylon wool-adherent cells. The lipopolysaccharide of Escherichia coli O128:B12, in contrast, induced a substantially greater proliferative r...

  11. Affinity purification of bovine antibodies to Brucella abortus Lipopolysaccharide.

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    Stiller, J M; Nielsen, K. H.

    1983-01-01

    Alkali-treated lipopolysaccharide from Brucella abortus S1119.3 coupled to agarose beads by cyanogen bromide activation resulted in an immunoadsorbent with which a large amount of B. abortus-specific antibodies could be purified. The method described gave alkali-treated lipopolysaccharide binding efficiencies of up to 98%. There was little loss of alkali-treated lipopolysaccharide from the column after several pH shifts, allowing the immunoadsorbent to be regenerated and used repeatedly.

  12. Prevalence of oral Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in patients with periodontal disease and healthy population in Shiraz, southern Iran

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    Ghabanchi J; Zibaei M; Afkar M; Sarbazie A

    2010-01-01

    Background: It was shown that two parasites of Entamoeba gingivalis (E. gingivalis) and Trichomonas tenax (T. tenax) may be responsible for oral parasitic infection. This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of these parasites in oral cavity of patients with periodontal disease and in healthy population in Shiraz, Southern Iran. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients with periodontal disease (case group) and 50 subjects with healthy gingiva (control group) entered in the pr...

  13. Estudos de freqüência, morfologia e diagnóstico de Entamoeba gingivalis, Gros, 1849

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    Silvio, Favoreto Junior; Maria Inês, Machado.

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos estudos de freqüência de Entamoeba gingivalis entre 100 pacientes atendidos nos ambulatórios odontológicos da Ufiiversidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), utilizando-se esfregaços corados pela técnica de Papanicolaou modificado, revelando um expressivo índice de 62% de positividade. A afini [...] dade do corante pelo conteúdo vacuolarfagocítico impede uma nítida visualização das cromatinas central e periférica do núcleo do parasita. Lavados bucais de outros 10 pacientes foram utilizados para avaliar em qual método parasitológico de diagnóstico (a fresco e em coloração por hematoxilina férrica, Giemsa e Papanicolaou) ocorre melhor visualização do parasita. O exame afresco do sedimento do lavado bucal revelou 100% de positividade e nítida visualização do parasita. Nenhuma técnica de coloração dos esfregaços se mostrou adequada, apresentando o núcleo freqüentemente mascarado pelos vacúolos fagocíticos. Em preparações coradas por azul de toluidina e na microscopia eletrônica de transmissão pode-se observar caracteres morfológicos típicos do protozoário. Abstract in english Entamoeba gingivalis is found only in its trophozoite form and it is postulated that its main transmission mechanism is through the kiss. E. gingivalis is considered pathogenic by some authors and commensal to others. It does not have a defined role in the installation of disease. To address some of [...] this questions we studied a 100 patients who were seen through the Odontological Hospital from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in order to determine its frequency in the buccal cavity. The material were collected using swabs from four different buccal sites and the smears were stained by a modified Papanicolaou technique. The results revealed positivity index of 62%. The affinity of the dye to the food vacuole contents and to the ingested bactérias prevents clear visualisation of the central and peripherical chromatin constituents of the parasite's nucleus. Mouth washes with 3ml of saline from 10 patients, were used to evaluate which parasitological method of diagnosis (fresh, iron-haematoxylin stained, Giemsa and Papanicolaou) gives better visualisation of the parasite. The mouth washes sediment from fresh material revealed 100% of positivity and clear visualisation of the free form and locomotion of the trophozoites. No stained technique of the smear showed adequate visualisation, presenting the nucleus partially covered by the food vacuoles. In stained preparations by toluidine blue ultrastructure analysis of the morphology of parasite can be obsewed.

  14. Estudos de freqüência, morfologia e diagnóstico de Entamoeba gingivalis, Gros, 1849

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    Silvio Favoreto Junior

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos estudos de freqüência de Entamoeba gingivalis entre 100 pacientes atendidos nos ambulatórios odontológicos da Ufiiversidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU, utilizando-se esfregaços corados pela técnica de Papanicolaou modificado, revelando um expressivo índice de 62% de positividade. A afinidade do corante pelo conteúdo vacuolarfagocítico impede uma nítida visualização das cromatinas central e periférica do núcleo do parasita. Lavados bucais de outros 10 pacientes foram utilizados para avaliar em qual método parasitológico de diagnóstico (a fresco e em coloração por hematoxilina férrica, Giemsa e Papanicolaou ocorre melhor visualização do parasita. O exame afresco do sedimento do lavado bucal revelou 100% de positividade e nítida visualização do parasita. Nenhuma técnica de coloração dos esfregaços se mostrou adequada, apresentando o núcleo freqüentemente mascarado pelos vacúolos fagocíticos. Em preparações coradas por azul de toluidina e na microscopia eletrônica de transmissão pode-se observar caracteres morfológicos típicos do protozoário.Entamoeba gingivalis is found only in its trophozoite form and it is postulated that its main transmission mechanism is through the kiss. E. gingivalis is considered pathogenic by some authors and commensal to others. It does not have a defined role in the installation of disease. To address some of this questions we studied a 100 patients who were seen through the Odontological Hospital from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in order to determine its frequency in the buccal cavity. The material were collected using swabs from four different buccal sites and the smears were stained by a modified Papanicolaou technique. The results revealed positivity index of 62%. The affinity of the dye to the food vacuole contents and to the ingested bactérias prevents clear visualisation of the central and peripherical chromatin constituents of the parasite's nucleus. Mouth washes with 3ml of saline from 10 patients, were used to evaluate which parasitological method of diagnosis (fresh, iron-haematoxylin stained, Giemsa and Papanicolaou gives better visualisation of the parasite. The mouth washes sediment from fresh material revealed 100% of positivity and clear visualisation of the free form and locomotion of the trophozoites. No stained technique of the smear showed adequate visualisation, presenting the nucleus partially covered by the food vacuoles. In stained preparations by toluidine blue ultrastructure analysis of the morphology of parasite can be obsewed.

  15. Biological activities of Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharides.

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    Moreno, E.; Berman, D. T.; Boettcher, L A

    1981-01-01

    Purified lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from smooth (s) and rough (R) strains of Brucella abortus and lipid A isolated from S-LPS by mild acid hydrolysis were examined in several assays of biological activity. Brucella S- and R-LPSs and Brucella lipid A activated the complement cascade. Previously reported mitogenic activation by Brucella LPSs of spleen cells from endotoxin-resistant C3H/HeJ mice was confirmed and also produced by isolated Brucella lipid A. Mitogenicity was not inhibited by polymyx...

  16. Estudos de freqüência, morfologia e diagnóstico de Entamoeba gingivalis, Gros, 1849

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    Silvio Favoreto Junior

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos estudos de freqüência de Entamoeba gingivalis entre 100 pacientes atendidos nos ambulatórios odontológicos da Ufiiversidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU, utilizando-se esfregaços corados pela técnica de Papanicolaou modificado, revelando um expressivo índice de 62% de positividade. A afinidade do corante pelo conteúdo vacuolarfagocítico impede uma nítida visualização das cromatinas central e periférica do núcleo do parasita. Lavados bucais de outros 10 pacientes foram utilizados para avaliar em qual método parasitológico de diagnóstico (a fresco e em coloração por hematoxilina férrica, Giemsa e Papanicolaou ocorre melhor visualização do parasita. O exame afresco do sedimento do lavado bucal revelou 100% de positividade e nítida visualização do parasita. Nenhuma técnica de coloração dos esfregaços se mostrou adequada, apresentando o núcleo freqüentemente mascarado pelos vacúolos fagocíticos. Em preparações coradas por azul de toluidina e na microscopia eletrônica de transmissão pode-se observar caracteres morfológicos típicos do protozoário.

  17. Impact of lipopolysaccharide coating on clay particle wettability.

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    Chen, Gang; Zhu, Honglong

    2004-05-15

    Impact of lipopolysaccharide coating on kaolinite and Na-montmorillonite wettability was investigated. Kaolinite had greater diiodomethane contact angles, smaller water and formamide contact angles than Na-montmorillonite. After lipopolysaccharide coating, diiodomethane and formamide contact angles decreased, while water contact angles increased for both kaolinite and Na-montmorillonite. The decrease and increase in liquid contact angles after lipopolysaccharide coating were most pronounced for lipopolysaccharide extracted from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, followed by Pseudomonas fluorescens and Echerichia coli. Clay particle wettability was determined by particle surface thermodynamic properties. Both kaolinite and Na-montmorillonite exhibited a monopolar surface and the monopolarity decreased after lipopolysaccharide coating, indicating an increase in hydration or surface wetness. The origins of interactions of clay particles with water molecules were discussed and related to clay particle water wettability. PMID:15261047

  18. Immunogenic mimics of Brucella lipopolysaccharide epitopes.

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    Beninati, Concetta; Garibaldi, Manuela; Lo Passo, Carla; Mancuso, Giuseppe; Papasergi, Salvatore; Garufi, Gabriella; Pernice, Ida; Teti, Giuseppe; Felici, Franco

    2009-10-01

    Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus are responsible for brucellosis in bovine and ovine species and for Malta fever in humans. The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Brucella is an important virulence factor and can elicit protective antibodies. Because of their potential importance in vaccine design and in serological diagnosis, we developed peptides mimicking the antigenic properties of distinctive antigenic determinants of Brucella LPS. These peptides were selected from several phage display random peptide libraries for their ability to bind monoclonal antibodies directed against the A- or C-type epitopes of Brucella LPS. Plasmids encoding for two of the isolated peptides induced, after DNA immunization, LPS-specific antibody responses. Although these responses were only moderate in extent, these data further suggest the feasibility of using peptide mimics of carbohydrate epitopes as immunogens, a property which may be useful in the design of novel anti-Brucella vaccines. PMID:19631246

  19. Evaluation of Phototherapy Antimicrobial Activity Against Porphyromonas Gingivales and Prevotella Melaninogenica

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The objective of the present work went verify, in vitro, the effect antimicrobial of those solutions about two species bacterial associated with disease periodontal. Method: The dyes, besides clorexidine at 0.12 as group controls positive, and alcohol of cereals, used in prepare it of the dyes, as negative control, they were diluted in saline solution of 1:2 up to 1:128. Using the method of the diffusion in agar, the stumps of reference Porphyromonas gingivales ATCC 49417 and Prevotella melaninogenica ATCC 25845, was sowed in half BHI agar enriched with yeast extract (0,5% and incubated anaerobically, to 37th C for 3 days. Results: The results demonstrated that Plantain and Sage possess action antibacterial on the two stumps in test, as well as the clorexidine. Even so the dye of Taheebo didn't interfere in the growth of P. gingivales, being sensitive only P. melaninogenica to this dye. The stumps came resistant to the alcohol of cereals. Conclusion: It is ended that the Plantain dyes and Sage present larger spectrum of performance antibiotics, when compared the dye of Taheebo, being not its effect influenced by the alcohol used in its production.

  20. Structure and Effects of Cyanobacterial Lipopolysaccharides

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    Prasannavenkatesh Durai

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Lipopolysaccharide (LPS is a component of the outer membrane of mainly Gram-negative bacteria and cyanobacteria. The LPS molecules from marine and terrestrial bacteria show structural variations, even among strains within the same species living in the same environment. Cyanobacterial LPS has a unique structure, since it lacks heptose and 3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonic acid (also known as keto-deoxyoctulosonate (KDO, which are present in the core region of common Gram-negative LPS. In addition, the cyanobacterial lipid A region lacks phosphates and contains odd-chain hydroxylated fatty acids. While the role of Gram-negative lipid A in the regulation of the innate immune response through Toll-like Receptor (TLR 4 signaling is well characterized, the role of the structurally different cyanobacterial lipid A in TLR4 signaling is not well understood. The uncontrolled inflammatory response of TLR4 leads to autoimmune diseases such as sepsis, and thus the less virulent marine cyanobacterial LPS molecules can be effective to inhibit TLR4 signaling. This review highlights the structural comparison of LPS molecules from marine cyanobacteria and Gram-negative bacteria. We discuss the potential use of marine cyanobacterial LPS as a TLR4 antagonist, and the effects of cyanobacterial LPS on humans and marine organisms.

  1. Structure and Effects of Cyanobacterial Lipopolysaccharides.

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    Durai, Prasannavenkatesh; Batool, Maria; Choi, Sangdun

    2015-07-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a component of the outer membrane of mainly Gram-negative bacteria and cyanobacteria. The LPS molecules from marine and terrestrial bacteria show structural variations, even among strains within the same species living in the same environment. Cyanobacterial LPS has a unique structure, since it lacks heptose and 3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonic acid (also known as keto-deoxyoctulosonate (KDO)), which are present in the core region of common Gram-negative LPS. In addition, the cyanobacterial lipid A region lacks phosphates and contains odd-chain hydroxylated fatty acids. While the role of Gram-negative lipid A in the regulation of the innate immune response through Toll-like Receptor (TLR) 4 signaling is well characterized, the role of the structurally different cyanobacterial lipid A in TLR4 signaling is not well understood. The uncontrolled inflammatory response of TLR4 leads to autoimmune diseases such as sepsis, and thus the less virulent marine cyanobacterial LPS molecules can be effective to inhibit TLR4 signaling. This review highlights the structural comparison of LPS molecules from marine cyanobacteria and Gram-negative bacteria. We discuss the potential use of marine cyanobacterial LPS as a TLR4 antagonist, and the effects of cyanobacterial LPS on humans and marine organisms. PMID:26198237

  2. Prenatal lipopolysaccharide increases maternal behavior, decreases maternal odor preference, and induces lipopolysaccharide hyporesponsiveness

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    Sandra, Penteado; Cristina de Oliveira Massoco-Salles, Gomes; Thiago, Kirsten; Thiago, Reis-Silva; Rafael César de, Melo; Michelli, Acenjo; Nicolle, Queiroz-Hazarbassanov; Maria Martha, Bernardi.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study investigated whether late maternal inflammation disrupts the mother/pup interaction, resulting in long-lasting effects on pup behavior and alterations in biological pathways, thereby programming prepubertal behavior and the pups' inflammatory responses after bacterial endotoxin tre [...] atment. Female rats received 100 ?g/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or .9% saline solution on gestation day 18. Reproductive performance was observed at birth. On lactation days (LD) 5 and LD 6, respectively, maternal behavior and maternal aggressive behavior were assessed. In pups, maternal odor preference on LD 7, open field behavior on LD 21, and serum tumor necrosis factor ? (TNF-?) levels after LPS challenge on LD 21 were investigated. The results showed that prenatal LPS exposure improved maternal care and reduced maternal aggressive behavior but did not alter maternal reproductive performance. Male offspring exhibited increased body weights at birth and reduced maternal odor preference. Lipopolysaccharide challenge increased the duration of immobility in the open field and induced a slight increase in serum TNF-? levels. Prenatal exposure to LPS during late pregnancy improved maternal care, reduced maternal olfactory preference, and induced TNF-? hyporesponsiveness to a single dose of LPS in pups.

  3. [Morphology and diagnosis of the oral protozoans Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis using the Giemsa-Romanovsky stain].

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    Vráblic, J; Vodrázka, J; Tomová, S; Staník, R; Catár, G

    1998-11-01

    In the microscopic diagnosis of Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis is the technically and time not demanding native preparation of a culture, in which both protozoans can be detected according to their typical motility, determining. In the permanent preparation of the culture stained according to Giemsa-Romanovsky, which has also documentary character, are all of the characteristic cell organelles stainable, enabling so their detection without their typical motility. Staining according to Giemsa-Romanovsky is technically simple and not time consuming, not very laborious, low cost and the coloration is permanent, that means optimal for the diagnostic of oral protozoans in permanent preparations. (Fig. 5, Ref. 4.) PMID:9919761

  4. Efectos de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% sobre los niveles de P. gingivalis, P. intermedia y A. actinomycetemcomitans

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    F., Gallardo; J.C., Plaza; R. de la, Sotta.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigación fue estudiar los efectos de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% sobre los niveles de 3 microorganismos asociados al desarrollo de la periodontitis rápidamente progresiva (PRP). En un total de 20 pacientes con PRP se seleccionaron 5 dientes por paciente con bolsas pe [...] riodontales > a 5 mm. con sangrado al sondaje periodontal en los cuales se efectuaron los siguientes tratamientos: 1. Control. 2. Aplicación de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% (T). 3. Placebo (Pl). 4. Raspado y alisado radicular (RA). 5. T + RA .De forma previa, en cada sitio seleccionado, se tornaron muestras de placa subgingival con un cono de papel estéril para detectar y cuantificar la presencia de P. gingivalis , P. intermedia y A. actinomycetemcomitans, mediante el uso de sondas DNA (OMNIGENE, U.S.A.).Se dieron instrucciones de higiene oral, y se efectuó un nuevo control microbiológico a los 60 días El análisis estadístico de los resultados demostró lo siguiente: 1. Ninguno de los tratamientos redujo significativamente los niveles de A. actinomycetemcomitans. 2. Se detectó una reducción significativa de P. gingivalis en los sitios tratados con (R.A). (p Abstract in english The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects of local delivery of a tetracycline 5% gel on the levels of 3 bacteria associated to development of rapidly progressive periodontitis. In a sample of 20 patients, five teeth were selected from each patient with periodontal pockets > 5 mm and [...] bleeding upon probing. One of the following treatments were done at each selected site: 1. Control (no treatment). 2. Local delivery of a 5% tetracycline gel. 3. Placebo gel. 4. Scaling and root planing. 5. Scaling and root planing + local application of tetracycline gel. Previously, at each selected site samples of subgingival plaque were taken with sterile paper points in order to detecte and quantify the presence of P.gingivalis, P.intermedia and A. actinomycetemcomitans, by using DNA probe technology (OMNIGENE, U.S.A.). Oral hygiene instructions were given to each patient and new samples of subgingival plaque were obtained at 60 days. Statistical analysis of results showed the following 1. No significant reductions of A. actinomycetemcomitans were found with performed treatments. 2. Scaling and root planing reduced the levels of P. gingivalis (p 0.02) or when the later was combined with tetracycline (p

  5. Efectos de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% sobre los niveles de P. gingivalis, P. intermedia y A. actinomycetemcomitans

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    F. Gallardo

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigación fue estudiar los efectos de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% sobre los niveles de 3 microorganismos asociados al desarrollo de la periodontitis rápidamente progresiva (PRP. En un total de 20 pacientes con PRP se seleccionaron 5 dientes por paciente con bolsas periodontales > a 5 mm. con sangrado al sondaje periodontal en los cuales se efectuaron los siguientes tratamientos: 1. Control. 2. Aplicación de un gel de tetraciclina al 5% (T. 3. Placebo (Pl. 4. Raspado y alisado radicular (RA. 5. T + RA .De forma previa, en cada sitio seleccionado, se tornaron muestras de placa subgingival con un cono de papel estéril para detectar y cuantificar la presencia de P. gingivalis , P. intermedia y A. actinomycetemcomitans, mediante el uso de sondas DNA (OMNIGENE, U.S.A..Se dieron instrucciones de higiene oral, y se efectuó un nuevo control microbiológico a los 60 días El análisis estadístico de los resultados demostró lo siguiente: 1. Ninguno de los tratamientos redujo significativamente los niveles de A. actinomycetemcomitans. 2. Se detectó una reducción significativa de P. gingivalis en los sitios tratados con (R.A. (p The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects of local delivery of a tetracycline 5% gel on the levels of 3 bacteria associated to development of rapidly progressive periodontitis. In a sample of 20 patients, five teeth were selected from each patient with periodontal pockets > 5 mm and bleeding upon probing. One of the following treatments were done at each selected site: 1. Control (no treatment. 2. Local delivery of a 5% tetracycline gel. 3. Placebo gel. 4. Scaling and root planing. 5. Scaling and root planing + local application of tetracycline gel. Previously, at each selected site samples of subgingival plaque were taken with sterile paper points in order to detecte and quantify the presence of P.gingivalis, P.intermedia and A. actinomycetemcomitans, by using DNA probe technology (OMNIGENE, U.S.A.. Oral hygiene instructions were given to each patient and new samples of subgingival plaque were obtained at 60 days. Statistical analysis of results showed the following 1. No significant reductions of A. actinomycetemcomitans were found with performed treatments. 2. Scaling and root planing reduced the levels of P. gingivalis (p 0.02 or when the later was combined with tetracycline (p <0.05. 3. All treatments significantly reduced levels of P.intermedia. Although bacteria studied has shown sensitivity to tetracyclines and despite high levels of antibiotic that are obtained following its local delivery in a gel, the reduced microbiologic effects that were seen could be ascribed to rapid removal of gel by the gingival crevicular fluid from studied sites.

  6. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation of fungal secondary metabolism.

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    Khalil, Zeinab G; Kalansuriya, Pabasara; Capon, Robert J

    2014-07-01

    We report on a preliminary investigation of the use the Gram-negative bacterial cell wall constituent lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a natural chemical cue to stimulate and alter the expression of fungal secondary metabolism. Integrated high-throughput micro-cultivation and micro-analysis methods determined that 6 of 40 (15%) of fungi tested responded to an optimal exposure to LPS (0.6 ng/mL) by activating, enhancing or accelerating secondary metabolite production. To explore the possible mechanisms behind this effect, we employed light and fluorescent microscopy in conjunction with a nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive fluorescent dye and an NO scavenger to provide evidence that LPS stimulation of fungal secondary metabolism coincided with LPS activation of NO. Several case studies demonstrated that LPS stimulation can be scaled from single microplate well (1.5 mL) to preparative (>400 mL) scale cultures. For example, LPS treatment of Penicillium sp. (ACM-4616) enhanced pseurotin A and activated pseurotin A1 and pseurotin A2 biosynthesis, whereas LPS treatment of Aspergillus sp. (CMB-M81F) substantially accelerated and enhanced the biosynthesis of shornephine A and a series of biosynthetically related ardeemins and activated production of neoasterriquinone. As an indication of broader potential, we provide evidence that cultures of Penicillium sp. (CMB-TF0411), Aspergillus niger (ACM-4993F), Rhizopus oryzae (ACM-165F) and Thanatephorus cucumeris (ACM-194F) were responsive to LPS stimulation, the latter two examples being particular noteworthy as neither are known to produce secondary metabolites. Our results encourage the view that LPS stimulation can be used as a valuable tool to expand the molecular discovery potential of fungal strains that either have been exhaustively studied by or are unresponsive to traditional culture methodology. PMID:25379339

  7. Correlation between Either Cupriavidus or Porphyromonas and Primary Pulmonary Tuberculosis Found by Analysing the Microbiota in Patients' Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid.

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    Zhou, Yuhua; Lin, Feishen; Cui, Zelin; Zhang, Xiangrong; Hu, Chunmei; Shen, Tian; Chen, Chunyan; Zhang, Xia; Guo, Xiaokui

    2015-01-01

    Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has gained attention in recent decades because of its rising incidence trend; simultaneously, increasing numbers of studies have identified the relationship between microbiota and chronic infectious diseases. In our work, we enrolled 32 patients with primary TB characterised by unilateral TB lesion formation diagnosed by chest radiographic exam. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was taken from both lungs. Twenty-four healthy people were chosen as controls. Pyrosequencing was performed on the V3 hypervariable region of 16S rDNA in all bacterial samples and used as a culture-independent method to describe the phylogenetic composition of the microbiota. Through pyrosequencing, 271,764 amplicons were detected in samples and analysed using tools in the Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) and bioinformatics. These analyses revealed significant differences in the microbiota in the lower respiratory tract (LRT) of TB patients compared with healthy controls; in contrast, the microbiota of intra/extra-TB lesions were similar. These results showed that the dominant bacterial genus in the LRT of TB patients was Cupriavidus and not Streptococcus, which resulted in a significant change in the microbiota in TB patients. The abundance of Mycobacteria and Porphyromonas significantly increased inside TB lesions when compared with non-lesion-containing contralateral lungs. From these data, it can be concluded that Cupriavidus plays an important role in TB's secondary infection and that in addition to Mycobacteria, Porphyromonas may also be a co-factor in lesion formation. The mechanisms underlying this connection warrant further research. PMID:26000957

  8. DMPD: Lipopolysaccharide signaling in endothelial cells. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available 16357866 Lipopolysaccharide signaling in endothelial cells. Dauphinee SM, Karsan A. Lab Invest. ... signaling in endothelial cells. PubmedID 16357866 Title ... Lipopolysaccharide signaling in endothelial cells. ...

  9. Augmented immunological activities of recombinant lipopolysaccharide possessing the mannose homopolymer as the O-specific polysaccharide.

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    Paeng, N; Kido, N; Schmidt, G; Sugiyama, T; Kato, Y.; Koide, N.; Yokochi, T

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    Recombinant lipopolysaccharide possessing the mannose homopolymer as the O-specific polysaccharide was manufactured genetically by transforming Escherichia coli K-12 with various rfb genes capable of synthesizing the mannose homopolymer. Recombinant lipopolysaccharide exhibited levels of anticomplement activity, adjuvant activity, and regional lymph node-enlarging activity much higher than those exhibited by the original rough-type lipopolysaccharide from E. coli K-12 or lipopolysaccharide po...

  10. LipidBank - Lipopolysaccharide(CLS1731) [LipidBank

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    Full Text Available Lipopolysaccharide DATA No : CLS1731 INFORMANT : Yoshio Kumazawa NAME : 2'N-3''(tetradecenoyloxy ... spectra of R. sphaeroides DPLA[Spectrum 0070]High-energy ... CID spectra of carboxylate anions at m/z 187[Spect ... spectrum of R. sphaeroides DPLA[Spectrum 0072]High-energy ... CID spectrum of [M+Na]+[Spectrum 0073]Low-energy ... C ...

  11. LipidBank - Lipopolysaccharide(CLS5428) [LipidBank

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    Full Text Available Lipopolysaccharide DATA No : CLS5428 INFORMANT : Shoichi Kusumoto NAME : COMMON NAME: the lipopo ... cillus pleuropneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b SYMBOL: FORMULA: C57H102C48 MOL.WT (aver ... acillus pleuropneumonia serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS METABOLISM GENETIC IN ...

  12. LipidBank - Lipopolysaccharide(CLS5427) [LipidBank

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    Full Text Available Lipopolysaccharide DATA No : CLS5427 INFORMANT : Shoichi Kusumoto NAME : COMMON NAME: the lipopo ... cillus pleuropneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b SYMBOL: FORMULA: C69H120NO56 MOL.WT (ave ... acillus pleuropneumonia serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS METABOLISM GENETIC IN ...

  13. LipidBank - Lipopolysaccharide(CLS5426) [LipidBank

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    Full Text Available Lipopolysaccharide DATA No : CLS5426 INFORMANT : Shoichi Kusumoto NAME : COMMON NAME: the lipopo ... cillus pleuropneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b SYMBOL: FORMULA: C63H112O53 MOL.WT (aver ... acillus pleuropneumonia serotypes 1, 2, 5a and the genome ... strain 5b CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS METABOLISM GENETIC IN ...

  14. Lipid lateral organization on giant unilamellar vesicles containing lipopolysaccharides

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    Kubiak, Jakub; Brewer, Jonathan R.; Hansen, Søren; Bagatolli, Luis

    2011-01-01

    We developed a new (to our knowledge) protocol to generate giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) composed of mixtures of single lipopolysaccharide (LPS) species and Escherichia coli polar lipid extracts. Four different LPSs that differed in the size of the polar headgroup (i.e., LPS smooth > LPS-Ra >...

  15. Growth characteristics and a novel method for identification (the WEE-TAB system) of Porphyromonas species isolated from infected dog and cat bite wounds in humans.

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    Hudspeth, M K; Hunt Gerardo, S; Citron, D. M.; Goldstein, E J

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    Thirty-nine clinical isolates of Porphyromonas species recovered from infected cat and dog bite wounds in humans and eight American Type Culture Collection and National Collection of Type Cultures type strains were characterized by using the API ZYM system, the RapID ANA II system, and conventional biochemical methods. Growth characteristics on various agar media were compared. All strains grew on brucella blood agar supplemented with vitamin K1 and hemin and on brucella laked blood agar supp...

  16. EFFECTS OF MYOCARDIAL CYTOSOLIC FRACTION AND LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE UPON MONOCYTIC FUNCTIONS

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    Full Text Available Abstract. Complicated systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients undergone open-heart surgery is an important issue of cardiac surgery. The conditions and trigger mechanisms leading to such a complication remain unclear.We studied the impact of mechanincal myocardial injury products released into blood during open-heart surgery, lipopolysaccharides and their combination on isolated monocytes.It was found that mechanically injured myocardial tissue can be a source of intracellular heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70. The content of Hsp70 in the cytosolic cardiomyocyte fraction responsible for mechanical myocardial injury modeling corresponds to the level of proinflammatory cytokine production by monocytes and the density of TLR4 surface expression. The study results confirm the synergy and potentiation of the combined impact of mechanical myocardial injury products and lipopolysaccharides on the levels of cytokine production by monocytes.

  17. Meningo-encefalite equina da Halicephalobus gingivalis: contributo casistico nell’ambito delle attività di sorveglianza della Febbre del Nilo occidentale (West Nile disease

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    Gabriella Di Francesco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Un cavallo di 7 anni è stato abbattuto dopo aver manifestato una grave sindrome neurologica a rapida evoluzione. Campioni tessutali sono stati inviati al Centro Studi Malattie Esotiche dell’Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” (Istituto G. Caporale per gli accertamenti diagnostici del caso. Gli esami per le più comuni virosi neurologiche equine non hanno evidenziato la presenza di infezioni in atto. Istologicamente, si è osservata a livello encefalico la presenza di manicotti perivascolari e numerosi corpi parassitari, morfologicamente riferibili a Halicephalobus gingivalis. Il rinvenimento ha consentito di formulare la diagnosi di meningo-encefalite da H. gingivalis. Il caso riportato conferma che le encefaliti parassitarie devono essere annoverate nella diagnosi differenziale delle encefalopatie equine e sottolinea l’utilità dell’approccio diagnostico multidisciplinare.

  18. Genomic and Proteomic Studies on Plesiomonas shigelloides Lipopolysaccharide Core Biosynthesis

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    Aquilini, Eleonora; Merino, Susana; Regué, Miguel; Juan M. Tomás

    2014-01-01

    We report here the identification of waa clusters with the genes required for the biosynthesis of the core lipopolysaccharides (LPS) of two Plesiomonas shigelloides strains. Both P. shigelloides waa clusters shared all of the genes besides the ones flanking waaL. In both strains, all of the genes were found in the waa gene cluster, although one common core biosynthetic gene (wapG) was found in a different chromosome location outside the cluster. Since P. shigelloides and Klebsiella pneumon...

  19. Functional Identification of the Proteus mirabilis Core Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis Genes?

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    Aquilini, Eleonora; Azevedo, Joana; JIMENEZ, NATALIA; Bouamama, Lamiaa; Juan M. Tomás; Regué, Miguel

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we report the identification of genes required for the biosynthesis of the core lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) of two strains of Proteus mirabilis. Since P. mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae share a core LPS carbohydrate backbone extending up to the second outer-core residue, the functions of the common P. mirabilis genes was elucidated by genetic complementation studies using well-defined mutants of K. pneumoniae. The functions of strain-specific outer-core genes were identified...

  20. Role of lipopolysaccharide in virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Cryz, S J; Pitt, T. L.; Fürer, E.; Germanier, R.

    1984-01-01

    The role of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was studied. The virulence of several P. aeruginosa strains for burned mice was found to be directly related to the dispersion of LPS into either the phenol or the water phase after extraction. Virulence decreased as the proportion of LPS recovered from the phenol phase increased. No similar correlation was observed when several other strain characteristics were investigated. This phenomenon was studied in greater...

  1. Recruitment of mitochondrial uncoupling protein UCP2 after lipopolysaccharide induction.

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    R?ži?ka, Michal; Škobisová, Eva; Dlasková, Andrea; Šantorová, Jitka; Smolková, Katarína; Špa?ek, Tomáš; Žá?ková, Markéta; Modrianský, M.; Ježek, Petr

    2005-01-01

    Ro?. 37, ?. 4 (2005), s. 809-821. ISSN 1357-2725 R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GA301/02/1215; GA ?R(CZ) GP301/01/P084; GA AV ?R(CZ) IAA5011106 Grant ostatní: NIH(US) TW01487 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5011922 Keywords : lipopolysaccharide * oxidative stress in liver * mitochondrial uncoupling protein UCP2 Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry Impact factor: 3.871, year: 2005

  2. Lipopolysaccharide-induced leptin release is neurally controlled

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    Mastronardi, C. A.; W.H. Yu; V. K. SRIVASTAVA; Dees, W. L.; McCann, S M

    2001-01-01

    Our hypothesis is that leptin release is controlled neurohormonally. Conscious, male rats bearing indwelling, external, jugular catheters were injected with the test drug or 0.9% NaCl (saline), and blood samples were drawn thereafter to measure plasma leptin. Anesthesia decreased plasma leptin concentrations within 10 min to a minimum at 120 min, followed by a rebound at 360 min. Administration (i.v.) of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) increased plasma leptin to almost tw...

  3. Binding and neutralization of bacterial lipopolysaccharide by colistin nonapeptide.

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    Warren, H S; Kania, S A; Siber, G R

    1985-01-01

    Polymyxin nonapeptides, proteolytic derivatives of polymyxin antibiotics, are less toxic than their parent compounds but retain some of their antibacterial activities. To confirm and expand observations that polymyxin nonapeptides have anti-endotoxin activity, we studied the ability of colistin nonapeptide to bind to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and to inhibit the effects of LPS on Limulus amoebocyte lysate and lymphocyte mitogenicity. Colistin nonapeptide was purified by high-pressure ...

  4. Physical and morphological characteristics of eucaryotic ribosomes and lipopolysaccharide complexes.

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    Phillips, M.; Brogden, K.A.

    1987-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from Pasteurella multocida or Brucella abortus were complexed with Aspergillus fumigatus ribosomes by mixing and fixation for 3 days in 3.8% formaldehyde. To investigate the nature of their physical association, ribosomes, LPS, and ribosome-LPS complexes were (i) centrifuged in CsCl gradients to determine buoyant densities, (ii) examined by electron microscopy, and (iii) monitored by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Ribosomes were found to b...

  5. Sickness behaviour after lipopolysaccharide treatment in ghrelin deficient mice

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    Szentirmai, Éva; Krueger, James M.

    2013-01-01

    Ghrelin is an orexigenic hormone produced mainly by the gastrointestinal system and the brain. Much evidence also indicates a role for ghrelin in sleep and thermoregulation. Further, ghrelin was recently implicated in immune system modulation. Administration of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces fever, anorexia, and increased non-rapid-eye movement sleep (NREMS) and these actions are mediated primarily by proinflammatory cytokines. Ghrelin reduces LPS-induced fever, ...

  6. Pleurotus eryngii Ameliorates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Lung Inflammation in Mice

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    Junya Kawai; Tsugunobu Andoh; Kenji Ouchi; Satoshi Inatomi

    2014-01-01

    Pleurotus eryngii (P. eryngii) is consumed as a fresh cultivated mushroom worldwide and demonstrated to have multiple beneficial effects. We investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of P. eryngii in mice with acute lung injury (ALI). Intranasal instillation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (10??g/site/mouse) induced marked lung inflammation (increase in the number of inflammatory cells, protein leakage, and production of nitric oxide in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) as well as histopathological d...

  7. Curcumin Attenuation of Lipopolysaccharide Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy in Rodents

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    Rupak Chowdhury; Ramadevi Nimmanapalli; Thomas Graham; Gopal Reddy

    2013-01-01

    To study the ameliorating effects of curcumin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cardiac hypertrophy, mice were assigned to 4 groups (3 males and 3 females in each group): (A) control, (B) curcumin: 100??g/kg of body weight by intraperitoneal route (IP), (C) LPS: 60?mg/kg (IP), and (D) LPS + curcumin: both at previously stated concentrations by IP route. All mice were sacrificed as 12?hr and 24?hrs groups accordingly after LPS injection. The hearts were collected, photographed for cardiomega...

  8. Circulating thioredoxin suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced neutrophil chemotaxis

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    Nakamura, Hajime; Herzenberg, Leonore A.; Bai, Jie; Araya, Shinichi; Kondo, Norihiko; Nishinaka, Yumiko; Herzenberg, Leonard A.; Yodoi, Junji

    2001-01-01

    Thioredoxin (Trx), a redox enzyme with a conserved active site (Cys-32–Gly–Pro–Cys-35), is induced and secreted into circulation in response to inflammation. Studies here demonstrate that elevating Trx levels in circulation either by i.v. injection of recombinant Trx or stimulating Trx release in Trx-transgenic mice dramatically blocks lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated neutrophil migration in the murine air pouch chemotaxis model. Furthermore, we show that leukoc...

  9. Pulmonary collectins selectively permeabilize model bacterial membranes containing rough lipopolysaccharide

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    Kuzmenko, Alexander I.; Wu, Huixing; McCormack, Francis X

    2006-01-01

    We have reported that Gram negative organisms decorated with rough lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are particularly susceptible to the direct antimicrobial actions of the pulmonary collectins, surfactant proteins A (SP-A) and D (SP-D). In this study, we examined the lipid and LPS components required for the permeabilizing effects of the collectins on model bacterial membranes. Liposomes composed of 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (POPE), with or without rough E. coli LPS (J5), ...

  10. SIRT2 ameliorates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in macrophages

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    Lee, Ae Sin; Jung, Yu Jin; Kim, Dal; Nguyen-Thanh, Tung [Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Kyung Pyo [Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sik [Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sung Kwang [Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Won, E-mail: kwon@jbnu.ac.kr [Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of); Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-08-08

    Highlights: • Knockout of SIRT2 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced iNOS expression. • Lipopolysaccharide-induced NO production is decreased in SIRT2 KO macrophage. • SIRT2 deficiency suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced ROS production in macrophage. • M1-macrophage related factors are decreased in SIRT2 deficient cells. • SIRT2 deficiency decreases lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of NF?B. - Abstract: Introduction: SIRT2 is a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases and associated with numerous processes such as infection, carcinogenesis, DNA damage and cell cycle regulation. However, the role of SIRT2 in inflammatory process in macrophage remains unclear. Materials and methods: In the present study, we have evaluated the regulatory effects of SIRT2 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages isolated from SIRT2 knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice or Raw264.7 macrophage cells. As inflammatory parameters, expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), the productions of nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and M1-macrophage-related factors were evaluated. We also examined the effects of SIRT2 on activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF?B) signaling. Results: SIRT2 deficiency inhibits LPS-induced iNOS mRNA and protein expression in bone marrow derived macrophages. SIRT2-siRNA transfection also suppressed LPS-induced iNOS expression in Raw264.7 macrophage cells. Bone marrow derived macrophages isolated from SIRT2 KO mice produced lower nitric oxide and expressed lower levels of M1-macrophage related markers including iNOS and CD86 in response to LPS than WT mice. Decrease of SIRT2 reduced the LPS-induced reactive oxygen species production. Deficiency of SIRT2 resulted in inhibition of NF?B activation through reducing the phosphorylation and degradation of I?B?. The phosphorylation and nuclear translocation of p65 was significantly decreased in SIRT2-deficient macrophages after LPS stimulation. Discussion: Our data suggested that deficiency of SIRT2 ameliorates iNOS, NO expression and reactive oxygen species production with suppressing LPS-induced activation of NF?B in macrophages.

  11. SIRT2 ameliorates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in macrophages

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    Highlights: • Knockout of SIRT2 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced iNOS expression. • Lipopolysaccharide-induced NO production is decreased in SIRT2 KO macrophage. • SIRT2 deficiency suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced ROS production in macrophage. • M1-macrophage related factors are decreased in SIRT2 deficient cells. • SIRT2 deficiency decreases lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of NF?B. - Abstract: Introduction: SIRT2 is a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases and associated with numerous processes such as infection, carcinogenesis, DNA damage and cell cycle regulation. However, the role of SIRT2 in inflammatory process in macrophage remains unclear. Materials and methods: In the present study, we have evaluated the regulatory effects of SIRT2 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages isolated from SIRT2 knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice or Raw264.7 macrophage cells. As inflammatory parameters, expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), the productions of nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and M1-macrophage-related factors were evaluated. We also examined the effects of SIRT2 on activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF?B) signaling. Results: SIRT2 deficiency inhibits LPS-induced iNOS mRNA and protein expression in bone marrow derived macrophages. SIRT2-siRNA transfection also suppressed LPS-induced iNOS expression in Raw264.7 macrophage cells. Bone marrow derived macrophages isolated from SIRT2 KO mice produced lower nitric oxide and expressed lower levels of M1-macrophage related markers including iNOS and CD86 in response to LPS than WT mice. Decrease of SIRT2 reduced the LPS-induced reactive oxygen species production. Deficiency of SIRT2 resulted in inhibition of NF?B activation through reducing the phosphorylation and degradation of I?B?. The phosphorylation and nuclear translocation of p65 was significantly decreased in SIRT2-deficient macrophages after LPS stimulation. Discussion: Our data suggested that deficiency of SIRT2 ameliorates iNOS, NO expression and reactive oxygen species production with suppressing LPS-induced activation of NF?B in macrophages

  12. Fermentable non-starch polysaccharides increases the abundance of Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas in ileal microbial community of growing pigs.

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    Ivarsson, E; Roos, S; Liu, H Y; Lindberg, J E

    2014-11-01

    Most plant-origin fiber sources used in pig production contains a mixture of soluble and insoluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP). The knowledge about effects of these sources of NSP on the gut microbiota and its fermentation products is still scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of feeding diets with native sources of NSP on the ileal and fecal microbial composition and the dietary impact on the concentration of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and lactic acid. The experiment comprised four diets and four periods in a change-over design with seven post valve t-cecum cannulated growing pigs. The four diets were balanced to be similar in NSP content and included one of four fiber sources, two diets were rich in pectins, through inclusion of chicory forage (CFO) and sugar beet pulp, and two were rich in arabinoxylan, through inclusion of wheat bran (WB) and grass meal. The gut microbial composition was assessed with terminal restriction fragment (TRF) length polymorphism and the abundance of Lactobacillus spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas and the ?-xylosidase gene, xynB, were assessed with quantitative PCR. The gut microbiota did not cluster based on NSP structure (arabinoxylan or pectin) rather, the effect was to a high degree ingredient specific. In pigs fed diet CFO, three TRFs related to Prevotellaceae together consisted of more than 25% of the fecal microbiota, which is about 3 to 23 times higher (P<0.05) than in pigs fed the other diets. Whereas pigs fed diet WB had about 2 to 22 times higher abundance (P<0.05) of Megasphaera elsdenii in feces and about six times higher abundance (P<0.05) of Lactobacillus reuteri in ileal digesta than pigs fed the other diets. The total amount of digested NSP (r=0.57; P=0.002), xylose (r=0.53; P=0.004) and dietary fiber (r=0.60; P=0.001) in ileal digesta were positively correlated with an increased abundance of Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas. The effect on SCFA was correlated to specific neutral sugars where xylose increased the ileal butyric acid proportion, whereas arabinose increased the fecal butyric acid proportion. Moreover, chicory pectin increased the acetic acid proportion in both ileal digesta and feces. PMID:25046106

  13. Differential regulation of cytokine production in lipopolysaccharide tolerance in mice.

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    Erroi, A; Fantuzzi, G.; M. Mengozzi; Sironi, M.; Orencole, S F; Clark, B. D.; Dinarello, C.A.; Isetta, A; Gnocchi, P; Giovarelli, M.

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    We investigated the pattern of down-regulation of cytokine production in endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]) tolerance. A 4-day treatment with LPS (35 micrograms per mouse) was followed by a challenge on day 6 with one more injection of LPS. Circulating tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) could not be induced (> 99% inhibition) by LPS in LPS-tolerant mice; colony-stimulating factor (CSF) was also down-regulated by more than 95%, whereas interferon (IFN) and IL-1 syntheses we...

  14. Btk Regulates Macrophage Polarization in Response to Lipopolysaccharide

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    Ní Gabhann, Joan; Hams, Emily; Smith, Siobhán; Wynne, Claire; Byrne, Jennifer C.; Brennan, Kiva; Spence, Shaun; Kissenpfennig, Adrien; Johnston, James A.; Fallon, Padraic G.; Jefferies, Caroline A

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a strong inducer of inflammation and does so by inducing polarization of macrophages to the classic inflammatory M1 population. Given the role of Btk as a critical signal transducer downstream of TLR4, we investigated its role in M1/M2 induction. In Btk deficient (Btk2\\2) mice we observed markedly reduced recruitment of M1 macrophages following intraperitoneal administration of LPS. Ex vivo analysis demonstrated an impaired ability of Btk2/2 macrophages t...

  15. Acute lipopolysaccharide administration impaired imune responsiveness in normal rats

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    Marius Stefan

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Involving of endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS on immune response modulation was examined in adult male Wistar rats. Acute LPS injection (25?g/kg, i.p, Sigma increased serum corticosterone, suggesting significant effects on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA activity. In addition, acute LPS administration significantly decreased the number of leukocyte, the number of lymphocyte, total serum protein, antibody titer, body weight and significantly increased albumin-globulin ratio, suggesting that LPS significantly impaired immune responsiveness. Taken together, our data provide further support for modulation of immune response during acute LPS administration.

  16. A Second Outer-Core Region in Klebsiella pneumoniae Lipopolysaccharide†

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    Regué, Miguel; Izquierdo, Luis; Fresno, Sandra; Piqué, Núria; Corsaro, Maria Michela; Naldi, Teresa; De Castro, Cristina; Waidelich, Dietmar; Merino, Susana; Tomás, Juan M.

    2005-01-01

    Up to now only one major type of core oligosaccharide has been found in the lipopolysaccharide of all Klebsiella pneumoniae strains analyzed. Applying a different screening approach, we identified a novel Klebsiella pneumoniae core (type 2). Both Klebsiella core types share the same inner core and the outer-core-proximal disaccharide, GlcN-(1,4)-GalA, but they differ in the GlcN substituents. In core type 2, the GlcpN residue is substituted at the O-4 position by the disaccharide ?-Glcp(1-6)-...

  17. Lipopolysaccharide-induced acute renal failure in conscious rats

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    Jonassen, Thomas E N; Graebe, Martin; Promeneur, Dominique; Nielsen, Søren; Christensen, Sten; Olsen, Niels Vidiendal

    2002-01-01

    In conscious, chronically instrumented rats we examined 1) renal tubular functional changes involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute renal failure; 2) the effects of LPS on the expression of selected renal tubular water and sodium transporters; and 3) effects of milrinone, a phosphodiesterase type 3 (PDE3) inhibitor, and Ro-20-1724, a PDE4 inhibitor, on LPS-induced changes in renal function. Intravenous infusion of LPS (4 mg/kg b.wt. over 1 h) caused an immediate decrease in glomerular...

  18. Lipopolysaccharide enhances the cytotoxicity of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide

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    Qui Min; Stone William L; Smith Milton

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background The bacterial endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), is a well-characterized inflammatory factor found in the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. In this investigation, we studied the cytotoxic interaction between 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES or ClCH2CH2SCH2CH3) and LPS using murine RAW264.7 macrophages. CEES is a sulfur vesicating agent and is an analog of 2,2'-dichlorodiethyl sulfide (sulfur mustard). LPS is a ubiquitous natural agent found in the environment. The ab...

  19. The effect of metronidazole on the presence of P. gingivalis and T. forsythia at 3 and 12 months after different periodontal treatment strategies evaluated in a randomized, clinical trial

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    Preus, Hans R; Gjermo, Per; Scheie, Anne Aamdal; Bælum, Vibeke

    of this study was to evaluate the effect of conventional SRP completed over 21 days or 1-day FDIS, with or without systemically delivered adjunctive metronidazole (MET) on the presence of P. gingivalis and T. forsythia after 3 and 12 months. Materials and methods. One hundred and eighty-four patients...... with moderate-to-severe periodontitis were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups; (1) FDIS+MET; (2) FDIS+placebo; (3) SRP+MET; (4) SRP+placebo. Prior to treatment, pooled subgingival samples were obtained from the five deepest pockets. The same sites were sampled again 3 and 12 months...... after treatment. All samples were analyzed for P. gingivalis and T. forsythia by PCR, whereas A. actinomycetemcomitans and other bacteria were identified by culture techniques. Results. At baseline, 47% of the samples were positive for P. gingivalis, while almost all samples were positive for T...

  20. Lipopolysaccharide stabilizes the crystal packing of the ABC transporter MsbA

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    The use of lipopolysaccharide in the crystallization of the integral membrane protein MsbA was critical to the overall stability of the crystals and led to an increase in diffraction resolution. The ABC transporter MsbA is an integral membrane protein involved in the transport of lipid A and lipopolysaccharides to the outer leaflet of the inner membrane in bacteria. Here, the critical role of the natural substrate lipopolysaccharide in the crystallization and diffraction quality of MsbA crystals is reported. Initial crystals grown in complex with ATP–vanadate alone diffracted to ?9 Å. Screening of the natural substrate lipopolysaccharides led to the crystallization of MsbA in complex with ADP–vanadate and Ra lipopolysaccharide. The increased order within the crystal lattice allowed structure determination to 4.2 Å

  1. Deciphering the dual effect of lipopolysaccharides from plant pathogenic Pectobacterium.

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    Mohamed, Kettani-Halabi; Daniel, Tran; Aurélien, Dauphin; El-Maarouf-Bouteau, Hayat; Rafik, Errakhi; Arbelet-Bonnin, Delphine; Biligui, Bernadette; Florence, Val; Mustapha, Ennaji Moulay; François, Bouteau

    2015-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are a component of the outer cell surface of almost all Gram-negative bacteria and play an essential role for bacterial growth and survival. Lipopolysaccharides represent typical microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecules and have been reported to induce defense-related responses, including the expression of defense genes and the suppression of the hypersensitive response in plants. However, depending on their origin and the challenged plant, LPS were shown to have complex and different roles. In this study we showed that LPS from plant pathogens Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum induce common and different responses in A. thaliana cells when compared to those induced by LPS from non-phytopathogens Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Among common responses to both types of LPS are the transcription of defense genes and their ability to limit of cell death induced by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp carotovorum. However, the differential kinetics and amplitude in reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation seemed to regulate defense gene transcription and be determinant to induce programmed cell death in response to LPS from the plant pathogenic Pectobacterium. These data suggest that different signaling pathways could be activated by LPS in A. thaliana cells. PMID:25760034

  2. Dietary exposure to benzoxazinoids enhances bacteria-induced monokine responses by peripheral blood mononuclear cells

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    Damgaard, Dres; Jensen, Bettina Margrethe

    2015-01-01

    SCOPE: To examine potentially immunomodulating effects of dietary benzoxazinoids (BXs), present in cereal grains. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nineteen healthy volunteers were randomly distributed into two groups, who received diets with high or low content of BXs for three weeks. After a week's wash-out, the groups switched diets. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or tetanus toxoid (TT). PBMCs from a healthy donor received the same stimuli in presence of serum from each participant receiving BXs. The production of monokines, T-cell cytokines and T-helper cell proliferation were assessed. A three-week diet with high BX content enhanced IL-1? responses against LPS and P. gingivalis, as well as TNF-? response against P. gingivalis, after 24 hours of stimulation. Moreover, IL-6 was found to be increased after 7 days of stimulation with LPS. No effect was observed on T-cell cytokines or proliferation. BX levels in serum after a single meal did not modify cytokine responses. CONCLUSIONS: High dietary intake of BXs enhances bacteria-induced production of pro-inflammatory monokines by PBMCs, but not T-cell responses; presumably due to intrinsic changes within PBMCs, built up over three weeks of BX-rich diet, rather than to immediate effects of BXs contained in serum. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  3. Interactions of Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides with Gold Nanorod Surfaces Investigated by Refractometric Sensing.

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    Abadeer, Nardine S; Fülöp, Gerg?; Chen, Si; Käll, Mikael; Murphy, Catherine J

    2015-11-11

    The interface between nanoparticles and bacterial surfaces is of great interest for applications in nanomedicine and food safety. Here, we demonstrate that interactions between gold nanorods and bacterial surface molecules are governed by the nanoparticle surface coating. Polymer-coated gold nanorod substrates are exposed to lipopolysaccharides extracted from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli, and attachment is monitored using localized surface plasmon resonance refractometric sensing. The number of lipopolysaccharide molecules attached per nanorod is calculated from the shift in the plasmon maximum, which results from the change in refractive index after analyte binding. Colloidal gold nanorods in water are also incubated with lipopolysaccharides to demonstrate the effect of lipopolysaccharide concentration on plasmon shift, ?-potential, and association constant. Both gold nanorod surface charge and surface chemistry affect gold nanorod-lipopolysaccharide interactions. In general, anionic lipopolysaccharides was found to attach more effectively to cationic gold nanorods than to neutral or anionic gold nanorods. Some variation in lipopolysaccharide attachment is also observed between the three strains studied, demonstrating the potential complexity of bacteria-nanoparticle interactions. PMID:26488238

  4. Lipopolysaccharide-induced acute renal failure in conscious rats

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    Jonassen, Thomas E N; Graebe, Martin; Promeneur, Dominique; Nielsen, Søren; Christensen, Sten; Olsen, Niels Vidiendal

    2002-01-01

    In conscious, chronically instrumented rats we examined 1) renal tubular functional changes involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute renal failure; 2) the effects of LPS on the expression of selected renal tubular water and sodium transporters; and 3) effects of milrinone, a......-alpha and lactate, inhibited the LPS-induced tachycardia, and exacerbated the acute LPS-induced fall in GFR. Furthermore, Ro-20-1724-treated rats were unable to maintain MAP. We conclude 1) PDE3 or PDE4 inhibition exacerbates LPS-induced renal failure in conscious rats; and 2) LPS treated rats develop an...... phosphodiesterase type 3 (PDE3) inhibitor, and Ro-20-1724, a PDE4 inhibitor, on LPS-induced changes in renal function. Intravenous infusion of LPS (4 mg/kg b.wt. over 1 h) caused an immediate decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and proximal tubular outflow without changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP...

  5. Pleurotus eryngii Ameliorates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Lung Inflammation in Mice.

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    Kawai, Junya; Andoh, Tsugunobu; Ouchi, Kenji; Inatomi, Satoshi

    2014-01-01

    Pleurotus eryngii (P. eryngii) is consumed as a fresh cultivated mushroom worldwide and demonstrated to have multiple beneficial effects. We investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of P. eryngii in mice with acute lung injury (ALI). Intranasal instillation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (10? ? g/site/mouse) induced marked lung inflammation (increase in the number of inflammatory cells, protein leakage, and production of nitric oxide in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) as well as histopathological damage in the lung, 6?h after treatment. Mice administered heat-treated P. eryngii (0.3-1?g/kg, p.o. (HTPE)) 1?h before LPS challenge showed decreased pulmonary inflammation and ameliorated histopathological damage. These results suggest that HTPE has anti-inflammatory effects against ALI. Thus, P. eryngii itself may also have anti-inflammatory effects and could be a beneficial food for the prevention of ALI induced by bacterial infection. PMID:24799939

  6. Octanoylation of early intermediates of mycobacterial methylglucose lipopolysaccharides

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    Maranha, Ana; Moynihan, Patrick J.; Miranda, Vanessa; Correia Lourenço, Eva; Nunes-Costa, Daniela; Fraga, Joana S.; José Barbosa Pereira, Pedro; Macedo-Ribeiro, Sandra; Ventura, M. Rita; Clarke, Anthony J.; Empadinhas, Nuno

    2015-01-01

    Mycobacteria synthesize unique intracellular methylglucose lipopolysaccharides (MGLP) proposed to modulate fatty acid metabolism. In addition to the partial esterification of glucose or methylglucose units with short-chain fatty acids, octanoate was invariably detected on the MGLP reducing end. We have identified a novel sugar octanoyltransferase (OctT) that efficiently transfers octanoate to glucosylglycerate (GG) and diglucosylglycerate (DGG), the earliest intermediates in MGLP biosynthesis. Enzymatic studies, synthetic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry approaches suggest that, in contrast to the prevailing consensus, octanoate is not esterified to the primary hydroxyl group of glycerate but instead to the C6 OH of the second glucose in DGG. These observations raise important new questions about the MGLP reducing end architecture and about subsequent biosynthetic steps. Functional characterization of this unique octanoyltransferase, whose gene has been proposed to be essential for M. tuberculosis growth, adds new insights into a vital mycobacterial pathway, which may inspire new drug discovery strategies. PMID:26324178

  7. Susceptibility of lipopolysaccharide-defective mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PAO to dyes, detergents, and antibiotics.

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    Kropinski, A M; Chan, L; Milazzo, F H

    1978-03-01

    Lipopolysaccharide-defective mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PAO have been isolated on the basis of their resistance to lipopolysaccharide-specific bacteriophages. These mutants have been differentiated by their agglutination in NaCl and acriflavine, phage sensitivity, and chemical analysis of the lipopolysaccharides. The susceptibility of the wild-type strain and four mutants to a series of twenty-six agents, including dyes, detergents, antibiotics, and lysozyme, was examined. The roughest mutant (AK-43) exhibited increased susceptibility to sodium deoxycholate, hexadecylpyridinium chloride, benzalkonium chloride, ampicillin, penicillin G, erythromycin, colymycin, and polymyxin B. The role of cell envelope fractions in antibiotic resistance in P. aeruginosa is discussed. PMID:122525

  8. Structural Studies of Lipid A from a Lipopolysaccharide of the Coxiella burnetii isolate RSA 514 (Crazy).

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    Vadovi?, P.; Fuleová, A.; Ihnatko, R.; Škultéty, L.; Halada, Petr; Toman, R.

    2009-01-01

    Ro?. 15, ?. 2 (2009), s. 198-199. ISSN 1198-743X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : lipid * lipopolysaccharide * crazy Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 4.014, year: 2009

  9. The effect of metronidazole on the presence of P. gingivalis and T. forsythia at 3 and 12 months after different periodontal treatment strategies evaluated in a randomized, clinical trial

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    Preus, Hans R; Gjermo, Per

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective. The benefit of full-mouth disinfection (FDIS) over traditional scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of chronic, destructive periodontitis remains equivocal and it is not known whether the use of adjunctive antibiotics may enhance the effect of FDIS. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of conventional SRP completed over 21 days or 1-day FDIS, with or without systemically delivered adjunctive metronidazole (MET) on the presence of P. gingivalis and T. forsythia after 3 and 12 months. Materials and methods. One hundred and eighty-four patients with moderate-to-severe periodontitis were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups; (1) FDIS+MET; (2) FDIS+placebo; (3) SRP+MET; (4) SRP+placebo. Prior to treatment, pooled subgingival samples were obtained from the five deepest pockets. The same sites were sampled again 3 and 12 months after treatment. All samples were analyzed for P. gingivalis and T. forsythia by PCR, whereas A. actinomycetemcomitans and other bacteria were identified by culture techniques. Results. At baseline, 47% of the samples were positive for P. gingivalis, while almost all samples were positive for T. forsythia. The occurrence of P. gingivalis and T. forsythia was significantly reduced at 3 and 12 months after treatment in the FDIS+MET group, but not in the other treatment groups. Conclusion. FDIS+MET had a significant effect in patients with P. gingivalis and T. forsythia, resulting in a significant reduction in number of patients where these micro-organisms could be detected at 3 and 12 months post-therapy.

  10. Baclofen influences lipopolysaccharide-mediated interleukin-6 release from murine pituicytes

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    Kjeldsen, Tine H; Hansen, Erik W; Christensen, Jens D; Moesby, Lise

    2002-01-01

    Pituicytes, the glial cells of the neurohypophysis, secrete interleukin-6 upon stimulation with various inflammatory mediators, i.e. lipopolysaccharide. Previous studies have identified several receptors on pituicytes. This study investigates the effect of GABA(B) receptor activation on interleukin-6 release from pituicytes. Cultured murine pituicytes were stimulated for 24 h with lipopolysaccharide (0.5 ng/ml) to give a significant interleukin-6 release compared to control. The interleukin-6 re...

  11. Structure of the core oligosaccharide in the serotype O8 lipopolysaccharide from Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Severn, W B; Kelly, R. F.; Richards, J C; WHITFIELD, C.

    1996-01-01

    Two classes of mutants with O-antigen-deficient lipopolysaccharides were isolated from the serotype O8 reference strain, belonging to Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies ozaenae. These mutants were selected by resistance to bacteriophage KO1-2, which recognizes and lyses strains with lipopolysaccharide molecules containing the D-galactan II O antigen. Strain RFK-11 contains a defect in O-antigen synthesis and has a complete core, including the attachment site for O antigen. This mutation is comp...

  12. Unilamellar liposomes modulate secretion of tumor necrosis factor by lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages.

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    Brisseau, G F; Kresta, A; Schouten, D.(TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada); Bohnen, J M; Shek, P.N.; Fok, E; Rotstein, O D

    1994-01-01

    Liposomal encapsulation of antimicrobial agents has been used to improve drug delivery, particularly against intracellular pathogens. The effect of unilamellar liposomes on macrophage activation in response to Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide was examined. Liposomes caused a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of tumor necrosis factor release by lipopolysaccharide-treated cells. The accumulation of tumor necrosis factor mRNA transcripts was unaffected, suggesting a posttranscriptional mech...

  13. Pulmonary toxicity of endotoxins: comparison of lipopolysaccharides from various bacterial species.

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    Helander, I; Saxén, H; Salkinoja-Salonen, M; Rylander, R.

    1982-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharides from three gram-negative bacteria isolated from bale cotton and piggery air were analyzed for their chemical composition, and their pulmonary toxicity for guinea pigs, lethal toxicity for mice, and pyrogenicity for rabbits were measured. Lipopolysaccharides from Enterobacter agglomerans and Citrobacter freundii had closely related chemical compositions; both were pyrogenic for rabbits and caused a dose-dependent influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes into the airways of gu...

  14. Effects of D-003 on Lipopolysaccharides-induced Osteonecrosis in Rabbits

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    Noa, Miriam; Valle, M; Mendoza, Sarahí; Mas, Rosa; Mendoza, Nilda

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    D-003, a mixture of high molecular weight acids, inhibits cholesterol synthesis prior to mevalonate and prevents osteoporosis induced by ovariectomy in rats, and both osteoporosis and osteonecrosis induced by corticoids in rats. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of D-003 on lipopolysaccharides-induced osteonecrosis in rabbits. Animals were randomized into 5 groups: a sham and four groups injected with lipopolysaccharides: one treated orally with vehicle and three with D-003 (5,...

  15. Role of prostaglandin D2 in the hypothermia of rats caused by bacterial lipopolysaccharide.

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    Ueno, R.; Narumiya, S; Ogorochi, T; Nakayama, T.; Ishikawa, Y.; Hayaishi, O.

    1982-01-01

    The intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharide from Salmonella typhimurium (1 mg/kg) caused a fall in the rat colonic temperature of about 2 degrees C at an ambient temperature of 22 +/- 3 degrees C. The hypothermia induced by the lipopolysaccharide was abated in a dose-dependent manner by the administration of indomethacin. Other inhibitors of prostaglandin synthetase such as aspirin, flufenamic acid, and phenylbutazone had effects similar to those of indomethacin. When various pro...

  16. Propolis antimicrobial activity against periodontopathic bacteria

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    Gebara Elaine C.E.; Lima Luiz A.; Mayer Marcia P.A.

    2002-01-01

    Propolis extract antimicrobial activity against periodontopathic (ATCC) bacteria was investigated "in vitro". Bacterial strains tested were: Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella melaninogenica, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Capnocytophaga gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) for the strains tested was determined using the method of broth dilution with the propolis extract in serial concentrations. Results showed MIC of 1...

  17. RNA interference prevents lipopolysaccharide-induced preprotachykinin gene expression

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    We showed previously that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces noncholinergic airway hyperreactivity to capsaicin via an upregulation of tachykinin synthesis. This study was designed to test whether double-stranded preprotachykinin (ds PPT) RNA, RNA interference (RNAi), prevents the LPS-induced alterations. First, cultured primary nodose ganglial cells of newborn Brown-Norway rats were divided into four groups: control; LPS; LPS+RNAi; and LPS+RNAi+liposome. Second, young Brown-Norway rats for the in vivo study were divided into three groups (control; LPS; and LPS+RNAi), and ds PPT RNA was microinjected bilaterally into the nodose ganglia in the LPS+RNAi group. Then, ganglial cells were collected from the culture whereas the nodose ganglia and lungs were sampled from the animals, and PPT mRNA and substance P (SP) levels were analyzed. Also, airway reactivity to capsaicin was performed in vivo. LPS induced significant increases in PPT mRNA and SP levels in vitro and in vivo and an increase in airway reactivity to capsaicin in vivo. However, ds PPT RNA, but not scrambled RNA, prevented all LPS-induced alterations. The effect of ds PPT RNA was not enhanced by liposome in vitro. Therefore, we demonstrated that the local application of RNAi prevents effectively the activation of the noncholinergic system modulating the lungs/airways

  18. Curcumin attenuation of lipopolysaccharide induced cardiac hypertrophy in rodents.

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    Chowdhury, Rupak; Nimmanapalli, Ramadevi; Graham, Thomas; Reddy, Gopal

    2013-01-01

    To study the ameliorating effects of curcumin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cardiac hypertrophy, mice were assigned to 4 groups (3 males and 3 females in each group): (A) control, (B) curcumin: 100? ? g/kg of body weight by intraperitoneal route (IP), (C) LPS: 60?mg/kg (IP), and (D) LPS + curcumin: both at previously stated concentrations by IP route. All mice were sacrificed as 12?hr and 24?hrs groups accordingly after LPS injection. The hearts were collected, photographed for cardiomegaly, and weighed to compare heart weight/brain weight (HW/BW) in mg/mg. For immunohistochemistry, the tissue sections were exposed to histone H3, H4 and acetylated histone H3, H4 antibody. LPS induced a significant increase in histone acetylation as shown by intense staining. In curcumin + LPS treated mice nuclear staining was similar to the control group indicating that curcumin traversed the histone acetylation activity of the LPS. To further check the mechanism of action of curcumin, p300 protein acetylation levels were analyzed. This study suggests that the probable mechanism of action of curcumin is via the reduction of p300 HAT activity. PMID:24236240

  19. Genomic and proteomic studies on Plesiomonas shigelloides lipopolysaccharide core biosynthesis.

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    Aquilini, Eleonora; Merino, Susana; Regué, Miguel; Tomás, Juan M

    2014-02-01

    We report here the identification of waa clusters with the genes required for the biosynthesis of the core lipopolysaccharides (LPS) of two Plesiomonas shigelloides strains. Both P. shigelloides waa clusters shared all of the genes besides the ones flanking waaL. In both strains, all of the genes were found in the waa gene cluster, although one common core biosynthetic gene (wapG) was found in a different chromosome location outside the cluster. Since P. shigelloides and Klebsiella pneumoniae share a core LPS carbohydrate backbone extending up at least to the second outer-core residue, the functions of the common P. shigelloides genes were elucidated by genetic complementation studies using well-defined K. pneumoniae mutants. The function of strain-specific inner- or outer-core genes was identified by using as a surrogate acceptor LPS from three well-defined K. pneumoniae core LPS mutants. Using this strategy, we were able to assign a proteomic function to all of the P. shigelloides waa genes identified in the two strains encoding six new glycosyltransferases (WapA, -B, -C, -D, -F, and -G). P. shigelloides demonstrated an important variety of core LPS structures, despite being a single species of the genus, as well as high homologous recombination in housekeeping genes. PMID:24244003

  20. Sirtuin 4 Regulates Lipopolysaccharide Mediated Leydig Cell Dysfunction.

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    Ramatchandirin, Balamurugan; Sadasivam, Mohanraj; Kannan, Arun; Prahalathan, Chidambaram

    2016-04-01

    Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the most important contributing factor in pathogenesis of bacterial infection in male accessory glands; and it has shown to inhibit testicular steroidogenesis and induce apoptosis. The present study demonstrates that LPS causes mitochondrial dysfunction via suppression of sirtuin 4 (SIRT4); which in turn affects Leydig cell function by modulating steroidogenesis and apoptosis. LC-540 Leydig cells treated with LPS (10µg/ml) showed impaired steroidogenesis and increased cellular apoptosis. The mRNA and protein expression of SIRT4 were decreased in LPS treated cells when compared to controls. The obtained data suggest that the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation suppresses SIRT4 expression in LPS treated Leydig cells. Furthermore, the overexpression of SIRT4 prevented LPS induced impaired steroidogenesis and cellular apoptosis by improving mitochondrial function. These findings provide valuable information that SIRT4 regulates LPS mediated Leydig cell dysfunction. J. Cell. Biochem. 117: 904-916, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26365714

  1. Emodin ameliorates lipopolysaccharides-induced corneal inflammation in rats

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    Guo-Ling Chen

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available AIM:To investigate the effect of emodin on pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharides (LPS-induced corneal inflammation in rats.METHODS:Corneal infection was induced by pseudomonas aeruginosa LPS in Wistar rats. The inflammation induced by LPS were examined by slit lamp microscope and cytological checkup of aqueous humor. Corneal tissue structure was observed by hematoxylin and eosin (HE staining. The activation of nuclear factor kappaB (NF-?B was determined by Western blot. Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA of tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-? and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1 in LPS-challenged rat corneas were measured with reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR.RESULTS:Typical manifestations of acute corneal inflammation were observed in LPS-induce rat model, and the corneal inflammatory response and structure were improved in rats pretreated with emodin. Treatment with emodin could improve corneal structure, reduce corneal injure by reducing corneal inflammatory response. Emodin could inhibit the decreasing lever of inhibitor of kappaB alpha (I?B? express, and the mRNA expression of TNF-? and ICAM-1 in corneal tissues was also inhibited by emodin. The differences were statistically significant between groups treated with emodin and those without treatment (P<0.01.CONCLUSION:Emodin could ameliorate LPS-induced corneal inflammation, which might via inhibiting the activation of NF-?B.

  2. Lipopolysaccharide induces autotaxin expression in human monocytic THP-1 cells

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    Autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme with lysophospholipase D (lysoPLD) activity, which converts lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) into lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a bioactive phospholipid involved in numerous biological activities, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and migration. In the present study, we found that bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a well-known initiator of the inflammatory response, induced ATX expression in monocytic THP-1 cells. The activation of PKR, JNK, and p38 MAPK was required for the ATX induction. The LPS-induced ATX in THP-1 cells was characterized as the ? isoform. In the presence of LPC, ATX could promote the migrations of THP-1 and Jurkat cells, which was inhibited by pertussis toxin (PTX), an inhibitor of Gi-mediated LPA receptor signaling. In summary, LPS induces ATX expression in THP-1 cells via a PKR, JNK and p38 MAPK-mediated mechanism, and the ATX induction is likely to enhance immune cell migration in proinflammatory response by regulating LPA levels in the microenvironment.

  3. Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of lipopolysaccharide in a controlled environment

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    The atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) has been widely investigated for sterilization of surfaces, but studies on surface chemical changes of model compounds in controlled environments have been lacking. We present measurements on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy after 1% O2 in Ar APPJ treatments in controlled ambients composed of N2/Ar mixtures. By varying the N2 concentration from 20% to 100%, we find that the interaction of the jet with the environment plays a major role in modifying surface reactions. This is due to the plasma exciting N2, which quenches reactive oxygen species (ROS) that would otherwise modify the film surface. By minimizing the interaction of the APPJ with the environment, e.g. by changing the APPJ geometry, we show that surface modifications increase even when the plasma itself is removed farther from the LPS surface. Measurements on the biological activity, optical emission, and ozone production of the jet using O2, N2 and O2/N2 admixtures all demonstrate that ROS are readily quenched by N2 species excited by the plasma. These results clearly reveal the importance of considering plasma–environment interactions for APPJ treatments of surfaces. (fast track communication)

  4. Ligustrazine effect on lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary damage in rats.

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    Wang, Huiqi; Chen, Yuanzhuo; Li, Wenjie; Li, Congye; Zhang, Xiangyu; Peng, Hu; Gao, Chengjin

    2015-09-01

    We investigated the effectiveness of ligustrazine (tetramethylpyrazine, TMP) in alleviating pulmonary damage induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Twenty-four healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: the blank group, LPS group, and TMP treatment group (TMP group). The LPS group was intraperitoneally injected with LPS (20mg/kg), and the TMP group was intraperitoneally injected with LPS (20mg/kg) and ligustrazine (80mg/kg). Blood gas analysis, hematoxylin-eosin staining dye extravasation and diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) score, the wet/dry lung tissue (W/D) ratios, the expression of CD31+ vascular endothelial microparticles (EMPs), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) levels, and the protein expression of Rho-associated coiled-coil-forming protein kinase (ROCK) II and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) were analyzed. Compared with the blank group, the arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) declined in both 1 and 4h (PEMPs, and protein expression of ROCK II and TLR4 were significantly increased (PEMPs, and protein expression of ROCK II and TLR4 were significantly decreased in the TMP group compared with the LPS group (PEMP levels in the plasma, reducing the release of the inflammatory mediator TNF-? and inhibiting the protein expression of ROCK II and TLR4. PMID:26088147

  5. Peripheral Lipopolysaccharide Administration Induces Neuroinflammation and Sickness Behavior in Mice

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    Paul Acton

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Clinical depression is a devastating, recurrent psychiatric illness with a lifetime prevalence of 16% [1]. Despite its high prevalence and considerable socioeconomic impact, very little is known about the pathophysiology of depression. Classic theories on serotonergic dysfunction and cortisol hypersecretion have been studied extensively, but fail to provide sufficient explanations for the etiology of the disease. Increasing numbers of studies now support the idea that depression is not caused by just one factor, but a range of causes including genetic and environmental contributors. Findings from preclinical and clinical studies suggest that inflammatory processes may also play a role in the etiology of depression, at least in a subset of vulnerable individuals [2-4]. Systemic administration of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS is commonly used to study inflammation-induced depressive-like behavior in rodents. Here we investigated immune-to-brain communication in mice by examining the effects of peripheral LPS injection on neuroinflammation and behavior. We found that systemic LPS administration in mice caused a marked but transient increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum. The time course of systemic inflammation coincided with neuroinflammation as evidenced by elevated cytokine levels in the brain, astrocyte activation in GFAP-luc mice and increased IBA1 immunoreactivity in the hippocampus. Moreover, thorough investigation of several primary parameters across a panel of behavioral assays showed that systemic LPS administration induced sickness behavior lasting for up to 24 hours. This sickness behavior was accompanied by very mild depressive-like behavior.

  6. Molecular mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary endothelial barrier dysfunction.

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    Liu, Han; Yu, Xiu; Yu, Sulan; Kou, Junping

    2015-12-01

    The confluent pulmonary endothelium plays an important role as a semi-permeable barrier between the vascular space of blood vessels and the underlying tissues, and it contributes to the maintenance of circulatory fluid homeostasis. Pulmonary endothelial barrier dysfunction is a pivotal early step in the development of a variety of high mortality diseases, such as acute lung injury (ALI). Endothelium barrier dysfunction in response to inflammatory or infectious mediators, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), is accompanied by invertible cell deformation and interendothelial gap formation. However, specific pharmacological therapies aiming at ameliorating pulmonary endothelial barrier function in patients are still lacking. A full understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that are involved in the regulation of pulmonary endothelial permeability is essential for the development of barrier protective therapeutic strategies. Therefore, this review summarizes several important molecular mechanisms involved in LPS-induced changes in pulmonary endothelial barrier function. As for barrier-disruption, the activation of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), RhoA and tyrosine kinases; increase of calcium influx; and apoptosis of the endothelium lead to an elevation of lung endothelial permeability. Additionally, the activation of Rac1, Cdc42, protease activated receptor 1 (PAR1) and adenosine receptors (ARs), as well as the increase of cyclic AMP and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) content, protect against LPS-induced lung endothelial barrier dysfunction. Furthermore, current regulatory factors and strategies against the development of LPS-induced lung endothelial hyper-permeability are discussed. PMID:26462590

  7. Serum concentrations of lipopolysaccharide activity-modulating proteins during tuberculosis.

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    Juffermans, N P; Verbon, A; van Deventer, S J; Buurman, W A; van Deutekom, H; Speelman, P; van der Poll, T

    1998-12-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the principal stimulator of host defense against gram-negative bacteria. LPS-binding protein (LBP), bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), and soluble CD14 (sCD14) bind LPS and regulate its toxicity. Lipoarabinomannan, a cell wall component of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, resembles LPS with respect to induction of inflammatory responses through recognition by LBP and sCD14. LBP, BPI, and sCD14 were measured in serum of 124 patients with tuberculosis in various stages of disease, in persons who had been in close contact with patients with contagious pulmonary tuberculosis, and in healthy controls. Levels of these LPS toxicity-regulating proteins were elevated in patients with active tuberculosis compared with those in contacts and controls and declined during treatment. The levels of LBP and sCD14 were higher in patients with fever and anorexia. LPS-regulating proteins may play a role in host defense during tuberculosis, presumably through interaction with lipoarabinomannan. PMID:9815247

  8. Allergen immunotherapy with nanoparticles containing lipopolysaccharide from Brucella ovis.

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    Gómez, Sara; Gamazo, Carlos; San Roman, Beatriz; Ferrer, Marta; Sanz, Maria Luisa; Espuelas, Socorro; Irache, Juan M

    2008-11-01

    The adjuvant and protective capacity against anaphylactic shock of the association between rough lipopolysaccharide of Brucella ovis (LPS) coencapsulated with ovalbumin (OVA), as a model allergen, in Gantrez AN nanoparticles was investigated. Several strategies were performed in order to study the adjuvant effect of the LPS either encapsulated or coating the nanoparticles. OVA, as well as LPS, was incorporated either during the manufacturing process (OVA-encapsulated or LPS-encapsulated nanoparticles, respectively) or after the preparation (OVA-coated or LPS-coated nanoparticles, respectively). After the administration of 10 microg of OVA incorporated in the different formulations, all the nanoparticles, with or without LPS, were capable of amplifying the immune response (IgG(1) and IgG(2a)). However, in a model of sensitized mice to OVA, the formulation with OVA and LPS-entrapped inside the nanoparticles administered intradermally in three doses of 3 microg of OVA each was the only treatment that totally protected the mice from death after a challenge with an intraperitoneal injection of OVA. In contrast, the control group administered with OVA adsorbed onto a commercial alhydrogel adjuvant showed 80% mortality. These results are highly suggestive for the valuable use of Gantrez nanoparticles combined with rough LPS of B. ovis in immunotherapy. PMID:18582571

  9. Structural studies of the lipopolysaccharide from Haemophilus parainfluenzae strain 20.

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    Vitiazeva, Varvara; Twelkmeyer, Brigitte; Young, Rosanna; Hood, Derek W; Schweda, Elke K H

    2011-10-18

    Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a Gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the upper respiratory tract of humans and is a part of normal flora. In this study, we investigated the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) expressed by H. parainfluenzae strain 20. Using NMR and MS techniques on LPS, oligosaccharide samples and lipid A, the structures for O-antigen, core oligosaccharide and lipid A could be established. It was found that the biological repeating unit of the O-antigen is ?4)-?-D-GalpNAc-(1?P?6)-?-D-Glcp-(1?3)-?-D-FucpNAc4N-(1?, in which D-FucpNAc4N is 2-acetamido-4-amino-2,4,6-trideoxy-D-galactose. This sugar is in ?-configuration when linked to O-4 of the glucose residue of ?-D-Galp-(1?2)-L-?-D-Hepp-(1?2)-[PEtn?6]-L-?-D-Hepp-(1?3)-[?-D-Glcp-(1?4)]-L-?-D-Hepp-(1?5)-[PPEtn?4]-?-Kdo-(2?6)-lipid A. LPS from a wbaP mutant of H. parainfluenzae strain 20 did not contain an O-antigen, consistent with the wbaP gene product being required for expression of O-antigen in fully extended LPS. PMID:21840514

  10. Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide induced acute inflammation in lung by chlorination.

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    Zhang, Jinshan; Xue, Jinling; Xu, Bi; Xie, Jiani; Qiao, Juan; Lu, Yun

    2016-02-13

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, also called endotoxin) is a pro-inflammatory constituent of gram negative bacteria and cyanobacteria, which causes a potential health risk in the process of routine urban application of reclaimed water, such as car wash, irrigation, scenic water refilling, etc. Previous studies indicated that the common disinfection treatment, chlorination, has little effect on endotoxin activity removal measured by Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay. However, in this study, significant decrease of acute inflammatory effects was observed in mouse lung, while LAL assay still presented a moderate increase of endotoxin activity. To explore the possible mechanisms, the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) results showed the chlorination happened in alkyl chain of LPS molecules, which could affect the interaction between LPS and LPS-binding protein. Also the size of LPS aggregates was found to drop significantly after treatment, which could be another results of chlorination caused polarity change. In conclusion, our observation demonstrated that chlorination is effective to reduce the LPS induced inflammation in lung, and it is recommended to use health effect-based methods to assess risk removal of water treatment technologies. PMID:26530889

  11. Detection of an Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) variant

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    Stenbaek, E.I.; HovindHaugen, K.

    1996-01-01

    Until now 12 serotypes of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae have been recognized. The specificity of the serotypes reside in the carbohydrate composition of the capsular polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides (LPS). The LPS of A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 is a smooth type LPS with O-chains of linear repeating pentasaccharide units with an O-acetyl group linked to a glucose unit. A monoclonal antibody (MAb 102-G02) directed against A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 was characterized in enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and in sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The MAI, 102-G02 was directed against an epitope on the O-chain of the LPS and was used to define a new LPS variant of A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 (referred to as A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 2X). Investigation of the reactivity of the MAb 102-G02 against an A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 2X field isolate (9008) and the Danish App-2 strain 4226 in electron microscopy, confirmed the different binding patterns.

  12. Wip1 phosphatase involved in lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammation.

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    Tan, Xiang; Zhang, Jingjing; Jin, Wei; Li, Lei; Xu, Wei; Zheng, Heyi; Rui, Ying; Ke, Kaifu; Zhou, Ranran; Cao, Maohong; Pan, Yongjin

    2013-11-01

    Wild type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1) is a phosphatase which belongs to protein phosphatase type 2C family, which have been predominantly linked to cell growth and to cellular stress signaling. Numerous downstream targets of Wip1 have been identified, and genetic studies confirm that some play a part in tumorigenesis. Recent evidence highlights a new role for Wip1 in the regulation of NF-?B p65, which indicated that it might play a critical role in immune system. However, its regulation role in central nervous system (CNS) remains poorly understood. To elaborate whether Wip1 was involved in CNS injury, we performed a neuroinflammatory model by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) lateral-ventral injection in adult rats.Wip1 expression was strongly upregulated in active astrocytes in inflamed brain cortex. In vitro studies indicated that the upregulation of Wip1 may be involved in the subsequent astrocytic activation following LPS exposure, and knockdown of Wip1 in primary astrocytes by siRNA showed that Wip1 inhibited the synthesis of TNF-?. Collectively, these results suggested that Wip1 may be important in host defense in CNS immune response, which might provide a potent therapeutic target of neuroinflammation. PMID:23959423

  13. Lipopolysaccharide induced inflammation in the perivascular space in lungs

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    Pabst Reinhard

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lipopolysaccharide (LPS contained in tobacco smoke and a variety of environmental and occupational dusts is a toxic agent causing lung inflammation characterized by migration of neutrophils and monocytes into alveoli. Although migration of inflammatory cells into alveoli of LPS-treated rats is well characterized, the dynamics of their accumulation in the perivascular space (PVS leading to a perivascular inflammation (PVI of pulmonary arteries is not well described. Methods Therefore, we investigated migration of neutrophils and monocytes into PVS in lungs of male Sprague-Dawley rats treated intratracheally with E. coli LPS and euthanized after 1, 6, 12, 24 and 36 hours. Control rats were treated with endotoxin-free saline. H&E stained slides were made and immunohistochemistry was performed using a monocyte marker and the chemokine Monocyte-Chemoattractant-Protein-1 (MCP-1. Computer-assisted microscopy was performed to count infiltrating cells. Results Surprisingly, the periarterial infiltration was not a constant finding in each animal although LPS-induced alveolitis was present. A clear tendency was observed that neutrophils were appearing in the PVS first within 6 hours after LPS application and were decreasing at later time points. In contrast, mononuclear cell infiltration was observed after 24 hours. In addition, MCP-1 expression was present in perivascular capillaries, arteries and the epithelium. Conclusion PVI might be a certain lung reaction pattern in the defense to infectious attacks.

  14. Zingerone attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in mice.

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    Xie, Xianxing; Sun, Shicheng; Zhong, Weiting; Soromou, Lanan Wassy; Zhou, Xuan; Wei, Miaomiao; Ren, Yanling; Ding, Yu

    2014-03-01

    Zingerone, one of the active components of ginger, is a phenolic alkanone with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, we analyzed the role of zingerone against RAW 264.7 cells and acute lung injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mice. RAW cells or BALB/c mice were pretreated with zingerone one hour before stimulated with LPS. We found that zingerone significantly inhibited the production of LPS-induced proinflammatory cytokines in vitro and in vivo. When pretreated with zingerone, pulmonary histopathologic changes, as well as alveolar hemorrhage and neutrophil infiltration were substantially suppressed in lung tissues, with evidence of reduced myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity in murine acute lung injury model. The lung wet-to-dry weight (W/D) ratios, as the index of pulmonary edema, were markedly decreased by zingerone pretreatment. Furthermore, we demonstrated that zingerone attenuates the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B) signaling pathways through blocking the phosphorylation of ERK, p38/MAPK and I?B?, NF-?B/P65. These results suggest that zingerone may provide protective effects against LPS-induced ALI. PMID:24412620

  15. The Influence of Oral Bacteria on Epithelial Cell Migration In Vitro

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    Cor van Loveren; Bolscher, Jan G. M.; Veerman, Enno C. I.; de Soet, Johannes J.; Laheij, Alexa M. G. A.

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    Oral ulcerations often arise as a side effect from chemo- and radiation therapy. In a previous clinical study, Porphyromonas gingivalis was identified as a positive predictor for oral ulcerations after hematopoetic stem cell transplantation, possibly incriminating P. gingivalis in delayed healing of the ulcerations. Therefore, it was tested whether P. gingivalis and its secreted products could inhibit the migration of oral epithelial cells in an in vitro scratch assay. To compare, the oral ba...

  16. Entamoeba gingivalis y Trichomonas tenax en cavidad bucal de pacientes de la Clínica Integral del Adulto de la Facultad de Odontología, Maracaibo, Venezuela / Entamoeba gingivalis and tricomonas tenax in the oral cavity of patients from the integral adult clinic of the faculty of odontology, Maracaibo, Venezuela

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    Ellen Mabel, Acurero Osorio; Adriana Beatriz, Maldonado Ibáñez; Carla Maldonado, Ibáñez; Angela María, Bracho Mora; Jennifer, Parra; Yennifer, Urdaneta; Maryorie, Urdaneta.

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    Full Text Available Para determinar la prevalencia de Entamoeba gingivalis y Trichomonas tenax en cavidad bucal, se analizaron 50 muestras de la cavidad bucal de individuos de ambos géneros que acudieron a la Clínica Integral del Adulto de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad del Zulia. Se dividieron en dos gru [...] pos, de 25 individuos cada uno. Grupo 1, con manifestaciones clínicas de enfermedad (enfermedad periodontal y/o caries dental) al cual se le tomaron muestras de caries dental, placa y cálculo dental y grupo 2 o control con cavidad bucal sin manifestaciones clínicas de enfermedad, al cual se le tomó muestras de saliva y placa dental. Las muestras fueron analizadas microscópicamente a través del examen directo y con coloración permanente de hematoxilina férrica. Se observó una prevalencia de protozoarios bucales de un 10%; la especie predominante fue Entamoeba gingivalis en 5 casos, seguida de Trichomonas tenax en 1 caso. El estrato de 20 a 39 años fue el más afectado con un 10% de los casos. Al realizar el análisis estadístico resultó significativo (p=0,011) para las variables parasitismo y cavidad bucal enferma. El presente estudio pone de manifiesto una baja prevalencia de los protozoarios bucales en la población estudiada. Abstract in english Fifty samples from the oral cavity of individuals of both genders who attended the Integral Adult Clinic of the Faculty of Odontology of Universidad del Zulia were analyzed to determine Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax prevalence. The patients were divided into two groups of 25 individuals [...] each: Group 1, with clinical disease manifestations (periodontal disease and/or dental caries) from which we took samples from dental caries, plaque and dental calculus; and Group 2 or control, who had no clinical disease manifestations, from which we took saliva and dental plaque samples. All samples were analyzed microscopically through direct examination and with a ferric hematoxilin stain. There was a 10% prevalence of oral protozoa; the predominant species was Entamoeba gingivalis in 5 cases followed by Trichomonas tenax in 1 case. The 20-39 years age group was the most affected with 10% of cases. The statistical analysis was significant (p=0.011) for the parasitism and diseased oral cavity variables. The present study shows a low prevalence of oral cavity protozoa in the population studied.

  17. Serodiagnosis of typhoid fever by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay determination of anti-Salmonella typhi lipopolysaccharide antibodies.

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    Nardiello, S; T. Pizzella; Russo, M.; Galanti, B.

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    Serum samples from 22 patients with proven typhoid fever, 60 febrile nontyphoidal patients, and 120 healthy subjects were tested for immunoglobulin A (IgA), IgG, and IgM anti-Salmonella typhi lipopolysaccharide antibodies by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The levels of all three classes of immunoglobulin anti-lipopolysaccharide were higher in typhoid patients than in controls; the test for IgM anti-lipopolysaccharide gave the best discrimination between typhoid and nontyphoidal sera. T...

  18. Activity of Host Antimicrobials against Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Acquiring Colistin Resistance through Loss of Lipopolysaccharide

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    García-Quintanilla, Meritxell; Pulido, Marina R.; Moreno-Martínez, Patricia; Martín-Peña, Reyes; López-Rojas, Rafael; Pachón, Jerónimo; McConnell, Michael J

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    Acinetobacter baumannii can acquire resistance to the cationic peptide antibiotic colistin through complete loss of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) expression. The activities of the host cationic antimicrobials LL-37 and human lysozyme against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of A. baumannii that acquired colistin resistance through lipopolysaccharide loss were characterized. We demonstrate that LL-37 has activity against strains lacking lipopolysaccharide that is similar to that of their colis...

  19. Oil field and freshwater isolates of Shewanella putrefaciens have lipopolysaccharide polyacrylamide gel profiles characteristic of marine bacteria

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    The lipopolysaccharide structure of oil field and freshwater isolates of bacteria that reduce ferric iron, recently classified as strains of Shewanella putrefaciens, was analyzed using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and a lipopolysaccharide-specific silver-staining procedure. The results demonstrate that all the oil field and freshwater isolates examined exhibited the more hydrophobic R-type lipopolysaccharide, which has been found to be characteristic of Gram-negative marine bacteria. This hydrophobic lipopolysaccharide would confer an advantage on bacteria involved in hydrocarbon degradation by assisting their association with the surface of oil droplets. 15 refs., 1 fig

  20. Lipopolysaccharide density and structure govern the extent and distance of nanoparticle interaction with actual and model bacterial outer membranes

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    Jacobson, Kurt H.; Gunsolus, Ian L.; Kuech, Thomas R.; Troiano, Julianne M.; Melby, Eric S.; Lohse, Samuel E.; Hu, Dehong; Chrisler, William B.; Murphy, Catherine; Orr, Galya; Geiger, Franz M.; Haynes, Christy L.; Pedersen, Joel A.

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    Design of nanomedicines and nanoparticle-based antimicrobial and antifouling formulations, and assessment of the potential implications of nanoparticle release into the environment require understanding nanoparticle interaction with bacterial surfaces. Here we demonstrate electrostatically driven association of functionalized nanoparticles with lipopolysaccharides of Gram-negative bacterial outer membranes and find that lipopolysaccharide structure influences the extent and location of binding relative to the lipid-solution interface. By manipulating the lipopolysaccharide content in Shewanella oneidensis outer membranes, we observed electrostatically driven interaction of cationic gold nanoparticles with the lipopolysaccharide-containing leaflet. We probed this interaction by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) and second harmonic generation (SHG) using solid-supported lipopolysaccharide-containing bilayers. Association of cationic nanoparticles increased with lipopolysaccharide content, while no association of anionic nanoparticles was observed. The harmonic-dependence of QCM-D measurements suggested that a population of the cationic nanoparticles was held at a distance from the outer leaflet-solution interface of bilayers containing smooth lipopolysaccharides (those bearing a long O-polysaccharide). Additionally, smooth lipopolysaccharides held the bulk of the associated cationic particles outside of the interfacial zone probed by SHG. Our results demonstrate that positively charged nanoparticles are more likely to interact with Gram-negative bacteria than are negatively charged particles, and this interaction occurs primarily through lipopolysaccharides.

  1. Toll-Like Receptor 9-Mediated Inflammation Triggers Alveolar Bone Loss in Experimental Murine Periodontitis.

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    Kim, Paul D; Xia-Juan, Xia; Crump, Katie E; Abe, Toshiharu; Hajishengallis, George; Sahingur, Sinem E

    2015-07-01

    Chronic periodontitis is a local inflammatory disease induced by a dysbiotic microbiota and leading to destruction of the tooth-supporting structures. Microbial nucleic acids are abundantly present in the periodontium, derived through release after phagocytic uptake of microbes and/or from biofilm-associated extracellular DNA. Binding of microbial DNA to its cognate receptors, such as Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9), can trigger inflammation. In this study, we utilized TLR9 knockout (TLR9(-/-)) mice and wild-type (WT) controls in a murine model of Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced periodontitis and report the first in vivo evidence that TLR9 signaling mediates the induction of periodontal bone loss. P. gingivalis-infected WT mice exhibited significantly increased bone loss compared to that in sham-infected WT mice or P. gingivalis-infected TLR9(-/-) mice, which were resistant to bone loss. Consistent with this, the expression levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and receptor-activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) were significantly elevated in the gingival tissues of the infected WT mice but not in infected TLR9(-/-) mice compared to their levels in controls. Ex vivo studies using splenocytes and bone marrow-derived macrophages revealed significantly diminished cytokine production in TLR9(-/-) cells relative to the cytokine production in WT cells in response to P. gingivalis, thereby implicating TLR9 in inflammatory responses to this organism. Intriguingly, compared to the cytokine production in WT cells, TLR9(-/-) cells exhibited significantly decreased proinflammatory cytokine production upon challenge with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (TLR4 agonist) or Pam3Cys (TLR2 agonist), suggesting possible cross talk between TLR9, TLR4, and TLR2. Collectively, our results provide the first proof-of-concept evidence implicating TLR9-triggered inflammation in periodontal disease pathogenesis, thereby identifying a new potential therapeutic target to control periodontal inflammation. PMID:25964477

  2. [Occurrence of the protozoa, Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in the mouths of children and adolescents with hyperplastic gingivitis caused by phenytoin].

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    Vráblic, J; Tomová, S; Catár, G

    1992-03-01

    The oral protozoa Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax do not occur in small children and are rarely found in older ones. In adolescents their occurrence rate keeps increasing with age. They parasitize in an oral cavity changed by inflammation, yet also in a healthy mouth. Their highest occurrence rate has been recorded in adults with periodontosis and atrophy of the periodontium, a somewhat lower one in adults with gingivitis. The authors addressed the question whether the presumed low occurrence rate of oral protozoa in children becomes increased in drug-induced gingivitis after treatment with the antiepileptic 5,5-diphenylhydantoin. Cultivation for oral protozoa was performed in 231 children and adolescents. Of these 59 were epileptics. Drug-induced gingivitis was present in 66% of the epileptics. Drug-induced gingivitis did not increase the occurrence rate of oral protozoa as compared to the findings in the rest of the series studied. (Tab. 9, Ref. 7.). PMID:1525687

  3. Peripheral tumors alter neuroinflammatory responses to lipopolysaccharide in female rats.

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    Pyter, Leah M; El Mouatassim Bih, Sarah; Sattar, Husain; Prendergast, Brian J

    2014-03-13

    Cancer is associated with an increased prevalence of depression. Peripheral tumors induce inflammatory cytokine production in the brain and depressive-like behaviors. Mounting evidence indicates that cytokines are part of a pathway by which peripheral inflammation causes depression. Neuroinflammatory responses to immune challenges can be exacerbated (primed) by prior immunological activation associated with aging, early-life infection, and drug exposure. This experiment tested the hypothesis that peripheral tumors likewise induce neuroinflammatory sensitization or priming. Female rats with chemically-induced mammary carcinomas were injected with either saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 250?g/kg; i.p.), and expression of mRNAs involved in the pathway linking inflammation and depression (interleukin-1beta [Il-1?], CD11b, I?B?, indolamine 2,3-deoxygenase [Ido]) was quantified by qPCR in the hippocampus, hypothalamus, and frontal cortex, 4 or 24h post-treatment. In the absence of LPS, hippocampal Il-1? and CD11b mRNA expression were elevated in tumor-bearing rats, whereas Ido expression was reduced. Moreover, in saline-treated rats basal hypothalamic Il-1? and CD11b expression were positively correlated with tumor weight; heavier tumors, in turn, were characterized by more inflammatory, necrotic, and granulation tissue. Tumors exacerbated CNS proinflammatory gene expression in response to LPS: CD11b was greater in hippocampus and frontal cortex of tumor-bearing relative to tumor-free rats, I?B? was greater in hippocampus, and Ido was greater in hypothalamus. Greater neuroinflammatory responses in tumor-bearing rats were accompanied by attenuated body weight gain post-LPS. The data indicate that neuroinflammatory pathways are potentiated, or primed, in tumor-bearing rats, which may exacerbate future negative behavioral consequences. PMID:24457042

  4. Bacterial lipopolysaccharide promotes profibrotic activation of intestinal fibroblasts.

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    Burke, J P

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Fibroblasts play a critical role in intestinal wound healing. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a cell wall component of commensal gut bacteria. The effects of LPS on intestinal fibroblast activation were characterized. METHODS: Expression of the LPS receptor, toll-like receptor (TLR) 4, was assessed in cultured primary human intestinal fibroblasts using flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. Fibroblasts were treated with LPS and\\/or transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1. Nuclear factor kappaB (NFkappaB) pathway activation was assessed by inhibitory kappaBalpha (IkappaBalpha) degradation and NFkappaB promoter activity. Fibroblast contractility was measured using a fibroblast-populated collagen lattice. Smad-7, a negative regulator of TGF-beta1 signalling, and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) expression were assessed using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and western blot. The NFkappaB pathway was inhibited by IkappaBalpha transfection. RESULTS: TLR-4 was present on the surface of intestinal fibroblasts. LPS treatment of fibroblasts induced IkappaBalpha degradation, enhanced NFkappaB promoter activity and increased collagen contraction. Pretreatment with LPS (before TGF-beta1) significantly increased CTGF production relative to treatment with TGF-beta1 alone. LPS reduced whereas TGF-beta1 increased smad-7 expression. Transfection with an IkappaBalpha plasmid enhanced basal smad-7 expression. CONCLUSION: Intestinal fibroblasts express TLR-4 and respond to LPS by activating NFkappaB and inducing collagen contraction. LPS acts in concert with TGF-beta1 to induce CTGF. LPS reduces the expression of the TGF-beta1 inhibitor, smad-7.

  5. Oxyresveratrol suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages.

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    Lee, H S; Kim, D H; Hong, J E; Lee, J-Y; Kim, E J

    2015-08-01

    Excessive inflammation is considered a critical factor in many human diseases. Oxyresveratrol(trans-2,3',4,5'-tetrahydroxystilbene), a natural hydroxystilbene, has been shown to possess antioxidant and free radical-scavenging activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of oxyresveratrol (OxyR) on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of inflammatory cytokines and mediators and further explored the mechanism of action in RAW264.7 murine macrophage cell line. Production of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expressions of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs; extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38), and the activation of nuclear factor ?-light chain enhancer of activated B cells (NF?B) with OxyR were assayed in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. OxyR inhibited the productions of NO, PGE2, IL-6, and GM-CSF significantly in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. OxyR suppressed mRNA and protein expressions of iNOS, COX-2, IL-6, and GM-CSF in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. OxyR suppressed the phosphorylation of Akt and JNK and p38 MAPKs and the translocation of NF?B p65 subunit into the nucleus. These results indicate that OxyR inhibits LPS-stimulated inflammatory responses though the blocking of MAPK and NF?B signaling pathway in macrophages, and suggest that OxyR possesses anti-inflammatory effects. PMID:25425548

  6. Lipopolysaccharide enhances the cytotoxicity of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide

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    Qui Min

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The bacterial endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS, is a well-characterized inflammatory factor found in the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. In this investigation, we studied the cytotoxic interaction between 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES or ClCH2CH2SCH2CH3 and LPS using murine RAW264.7 macrophages. CEES is a sulfur vesicating agent and is an analog of 2,2'-dichlorodiethyl sulfide (sulfur mustard. LPS is a ubiquitous natural agent found in the environment. The ability of LPS and other inflammatory agents (such as TNF-alpha and IL-1beta to modulate the toxicity of CEES is likely to be an important factor in the design of effective treatments. Results RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated with LPS were found to be more susceptible to the cytotoxic effect of CEES than unstimulated macrophages. Very low levels of LPS (20 ng/ml dramatically enhanced the toxicity of CEES at concentrations greater than 400 μM. The cytotoxic interaction between LPS and CEES reached a maximum 12 hours after exposure. In addition, we found that tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha and interleukin-1-beta (IL-1-beta as well as phorbol myristate acetate (PMA also enhanced the cytotoxic effects of CEES but to a lesser extent than LPS. Conclusion Our in vitro results suggest the possibility that LPS and inflammatory cytokines could enhance the toxicity of sulfur mustard. Since LPS is a ubiquitous agent in the natural environment, its presence is likely to be an important variable influencing the cytotoxicity of sulfur mustard toxicity. We have initiated further experiments to determine the molecular mechanism whereby the inflammatory process influences sulfur mustard cytotoxicity.

  7. Altered T Lymphocyte Proliferation upon Lipopolysaccharide Challenge Ex Vivo

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    Poujol, Fanny; Monneret, Guillaume; Pachot, Alexandre; Textoris, Julien; Venet, Fabienne

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    Context Sepsis is characterized by the development of adaptive immune cell alterations, which intensity and duration are associated with increased risk of health-care associated infections and mortality. However, pathophysiological mechanisms leading to such lymphocyte dysfunctions are not completely understood, although both intrinsic lymphocyte alterations and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) dysfunctions are most likely involved. Study The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS, mimicking initial Gram negative bacterial challenge) could directly impact lymphocyte function after sepsis. Therefore, we explored ex-vivo the effect of LPS priming on human T lymphocyte proliferation induced by different stimuli. Results We showed that LPS priming of PBMCs reduced T cell proliferative response and altered IFN? secretion after stimulation with OKT3 but not with phytohaemagglutinin or anti-CD2/CD3/CD28-coated beads stimulations. Interestingly only LPS priming of monocytes led to decreased T cell proliferative response as opposed to LPS priming of lymphocytes. Importantly, LPS priming was associated with reduced expression of HLA-DR, CD86 and CD64 on monocytes but not with the modification of CD3, CTLA4, PD-1 and CD28 expressions on lymphocytes. Finally, IFN? stimulation restored monocytes accessory functions and T cell proliferative response to OKT3. Conclusion We conclude that LPS priming does not directly impact lymphocyte functions but reduces APC’s capacity to activate T cells. This recapitulates ex vivo indirect mechanisms participating in sepsis-induced lymphocyte alterations and suggests that monocyte-targeting immunoadjuvant therapies in sepsis may also help to improve adaptive immune dysfunctions. Direct mechanisms impacting lymphocytes being also at play during sepsis, the respective parts of direct versus indirect sepsis-induced lymphocyte alterations remain to be evaluated in clinic. PMID:26642057

  8. Gram-Negative Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide Stimulates Activin A Secretion from Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells

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    Marukawa, Risa; Tsuru, Nami; Sato, Maki; Matsuda, Hiroko; Sadakata, Hisanobu; Minegishi, Takashi

    2013-01-01

    Activin A is involved in inflammation. The present study was performed to clarify if lipopolysaccharide, a component of Gram-negative bacteria, stimulates activin A secretion from human amniotic epithelial cells and to determine if activin A plays a role in amnionitis. Fetal membranes were obtained during elective cesarean sections performed in full-term pregnancies of patients without systemic disease, signs of premature delivery, or fetal complications. Amniotic epithelial cells were isolated by trypsinization. The activin A concentrations in the culture media were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and cell proliferation was assessed by 5-bromo-2?-deoxyuridine incorporation. Amniotic epithelial cells secreted activin A in a cell density-dependent manner, and lipopolysaccharide (10??g/mL) enhanced the secretion at each cell density. Lipopolysaccharide (10–50??g/mL) also stimulated activin A secretion in a dose-dependent manner. Contrary to the effect of activin A secretion, lipopolysaccharide inhibited cell proliferation in amniotic epithelial cells. The present study suggests that lipopolysaccharide stimulation of activin A secretion may be a mechanism in the pathogenesis of amnionitis. PMID:23956746

  9. Variation of Lipopolysaccharide among the Three Major Agrobacterium Species and the Effect of Environmental Stress on the Lipopolysaccharide Profile

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Lipopplysaccharide (LPS is a variable component among the bacterial species as wall as strains of a single species and this characteristic is helpful for discrimination between strains. However, we have only limited information about LPS variation and influence by environment in Agrobacterium strains. In this study, we analyzed variation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS among 34 Agrobacterium strains; 9 strains of A. tumefaciens, 15 strains of A. rhizogenes, 9 strains of A. vitis and one A. rubi strain. Most of the A. tumefaciens strains and every A. rhizogenes strains had high and low molecular weight LPS molecules (LPS I and LPS II, respectively. On the contrary, every A. vitis strains and two exceptional A. tumefaciens strains lacked LPS I but had a single LPS II band. The LPS profiles were stable phenotype in the Agrobacterium strains. Abiotic stresses such as high salinity, high and low pH and high and low temperature were given to representative strains in each species. Only a little alternation in the LPS profiles was observed under the stress conditions except the high temperature to LPS I. Cultivation at 35°C or higher resulted in a significant size reduction of LPS I in A. tumefaciens C58 strain down to the size similar to that of LPS II which attenuated the tumor formation. On the contrary, cultivation at the high temperature induced the exceptional A. tumefaciens strain MAFF 03-01001 to synthesize LPS I, which was absent at lower temperature in the strain. This phenomenon has never been observed so far at least in the family Rhizobiaceae.

  10. Effect of methanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus Willd. on lipopolysaccharide induced-oxidative stress in rats.

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    Ahmad, Mohammad Parwez; Hussain, Arshad; Siddiqui, Hefazat Hussain; Wahab, Shadma; Adak, Manoranjan

    2015-03-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced oxidative stress and impairment of normal physiological function generally categorized by increased anxiety and reduced mobility. Therefore, the present study was to find out the effect Methanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus (MEAR ) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative stress in rats . LPS-induced oxidative stress in rats was measured by locomotor activity by photoactometer test, anxiety with elevated plus maze test and also studied the oxidative stress markers, nitric oxide and cytokines. The obtained data shows that LPS markedly exhausted (pAsparagus racemosus Willd. is a functionally newer type of cerebroprotective agent. PMID:25730806

  11. Nilotinib ameliorates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in rats

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    The present study aimed to investigate the effect of the new tyrosine kinase inhibitor, nilotinib on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in rats and explore its possible mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given nilotinib (10 mg/kg) by oral gavage twice daily for 1 week prior to exposure to aerosolized LPS. At 24 h after LPS exposure, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples and lung tissue were collected. The lung wet/dry weight (W/D) ratio, protein level and the number of inflammatory cells in the BALF were determined. Optical microscopy was performed to examine the pathological changes in lungs. Malondialdehyde (MDA) content, superoxidase dismutase (SOD) and reduced glutathione (GSH) activities as well as nitrite/nitrate (NO2-/NO3-) levels were measured in lung tissues. The expression of inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?), transforming growth factor-?1 (TGF-?1) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) were determined in lung tissues. Treatment with nilotinib prior to LPS exposure significantly attenuated the LPS-induced pulmonary edema, as it significantly decreased lung W/D ratio, protein concentration and the accumulation of the inflammatory cells in the BALF. This was supported by the histopathological examination which revealed marked attenuation of LPS-induced ALI in nilotinib treated rats. In addition, nilotinib significantly increased SOD and GSH activities with significant decrease in MDA content in the lung. Nilotinib also reduced LPS mediated overproduction of pulmonary NO2-/NO3- levels. Importantly, nilotinib caused down-regulation of the inflammatory cytokines TNF-?, TGF-?1 and iNOS levels in the lung. Taken together, these results demonstrate the protective effects of nilotinib against the LPS-induced ALI. This effect can be attributed to nilotinib ability to counteract the inflammatory cells infiltration and hence ROS generation and regulate cytokine effects. - Research highlights: ? The protective effects of nilotinib against LPS-induced ALI in rats were studied. ? Nilotinib showed potent anti-inflammatory activity as it attenuated PMN infiltration and hence ROS generation. ? In addition, nilotinib caused down-regulation of proinflammatory cytokine production.

  12. DMPD: Function of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP) and CD14, thereceptor for LPS/LBP complexes: a short review. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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  13. Defects in rhizobial cyclic glucan and lipopolysaccharide synthesis alter legume gene expression during nodule development

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    D'Antuono, Alejandra L; Ott, Thomas; Krusell, Lene; Voroshilova, Vera; Ugalde, Rodolfo A; Udvardi, Michael; Lepek, Viviana C

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    cDNA array technology was used to compare transcriptome profiles of Lotus japonicus roots inoculated with a Mesorhizobium loti wild-type and two mutant strains affected in cyclic beta(1-2) glucan synthesis (cgs) and in lipopolysaccharide synthesis (lpsbeta2). Expression of genes associated with t...

  14. Ferritin stimulation of a monokine inhibitor of lipopolysaccharide-augmented myelopoiesis is ferroxidase dependent.

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    Kreisberg, R.; Broxmeyer, H. E.; Moore, R. N.

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    Ferritin inhibition of myelopoiesis has been associated with intrinsic ferroxidase activity of heavy-chain ferritin and with production of a monokine inhibitor of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-augmented monocytopoiesis. We report here that intrinsic ferroxidase activity of heavy-chain ferritin is required for stimulated production of the monokine inhibitor of LPS-augmented monocytopoiesis.

  15. Bacteriophage K20 requires both the OmpF porin and lipopolysaccharide for receptor function.

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    Silverman, J A; Benson, S. A.

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    Mutations which prevent absorption of the bacteriophage K20 to Escherichia coli K-12 were selected by using an altered OmpF protein which confers the ability to grow on maltodextrin in the absence of the LamB maltoporin. The mutations map in the rfa gene cluster and alter the structure of the lipopolysaccharide core.

  16. Characterization of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist isoform expression in the brain of lipopolysaccharide-treated rats.

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    Palin, K; Pousset, F; Verrier, D; Dantzer, R; Kelley, K; Parnet, P; Lestage, J

    2001-01-01

    The endogenous interleukin-1 receptor antagonist is the natural inhibitor of the biological effects of interleukin-1 during inflammation. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist refers to three isoforms: one secreted and two intracellular forms (types I and II). The objective of the present study was to investigate the expression of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist isoforms in the rat brain in vivo in response to an i.p. injection of lipopolysaccharide. The interleukin-1 receptor antagonist was studied at the messenger and protein levels by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, respectively. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist messenger RNA was constitutively expressed in the brain and its expression increased in response to lipopolysaccharide. The three interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein isoforms were up-regulated after lipopolysaccharide treatment in a time-dependent manner. Their relative expression differed according to the isoform and brain region studied. Double immunofluorescence staining revealed interleukin-1 receptor antagonist positive neurons and microglia in hippocampus 24h after lipopolysaccharide stimulation. These results demonstrate for the first time that brain cells are able to produce interleukin-1 receptor antagonist isoforms in response to a peripheral immune challenge with a predominance of the secreted over intracellular forms. PMID:11311797

  17. Alpha-lipoic acid protects mitochondrial enzymes and attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced hypothermia in mice

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    Abstract: Hypothermia is a key symptom of sepsis and the mechanism(s) leading to hypothermia during sepsis is largely unknown. To investigate a potential mechanism and find an effective treatment for hypothermia in sepsis, we induced hypothermia in mice by lipopolysaccharide (LP...

  18. Influence of the lipopolysaccharide structure of Salmonella enterica serovat Enteritidis on interactions with pig neutrophils.

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    Matiašovi?, J.; Št?pánová, H.; Volf, J.; Kubala, Lukáš; Ovesná, P.; Rychlík, I.; Faldyna, M.

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    Ro?. 150, 1-2 (2011), s. 167-172. ISSN 0378-1135 Grant ostatní: GA MZe(CZ) QH81062 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040507; CEZ:AV0Z50040702 Keywords : Salmonella * pig * lipopolysaccharide Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 3.327, year: 2011

  19. ELEVATED MILK SOLUBLE CD 14 IN BOVINE MAMMARY GLANDS CHALLENGED WITH E. COLI LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE

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    The purpose of this study was to determine whether soluble CD 14 in milk were affected by the stage of lactation, the level of milk somatic cell count (SCC), the presence of bacteria or lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation. First, milk samples from 100 lactating cows (396 functional quarter...

  20. Active Immunization with Lipopolysaccharide Pseudomonas Antigen for Chronic Pseudomonas Bronchopneumonia in Guinea Pigs

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    Pennington, James E.; Hickey, William F.; Blackwood, Linda L.; Arnaut, M. Amin

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    Chronic respiratory infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a leading clinical problem among patients with cystic fibrosis. Because antimicrobial agents are usually ineffective in eradicating these infections, additional therapeutic or prophylactic measures should be considered. In this study, an experimental guinea pig model of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa bronchopneumonia was utilized to determine whether active immunization with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) P. aeruginosa antigen may favorab...

  1. DMPD: Structural and functional analyses of bacterial lipopolysaccharides. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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  2. Garlic (Allium sativum) Extracts Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Toll-Like Receptor 4 Dimerization

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    Garlic has been used as a folk medicine for a long history. Numerous studies demonstrated that garlic extracts and its sulfur-containing compounds inhibit nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation induced by various receptor agonist including lipopolysaccharide (LPS). These effects suggest that garl...

  3. High Glucose and Lipopolysaccharide Prime NLRP3 Inflammasome via ROS/TXNIP Pathway in Mesangial Cells

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    Feng, Hong; Gu, Junling; Gou, Fang; Huang, Wei; Gao, Chenlin; Chen, Guo; Long, Yang; Zhou, Xueqin; Yang, Maojun; Liu, Shuang; Lü, Shishi; Luo, Qiaoyan; Xu, Yong

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    While inflammation is considered a central component in the development in diabetic nephropathy, the mechanism remains unclear. The NLRP3 inflammasome acts as both a sensor and a regulator of the inflammatory response. The NLRP3 inflammasome responds to exogenous and endogenous danger signals, resulting in cleavage of procaspase-1 and activation of cytokines IL-1?, IL-18, and IL-33, ultimately triggering an inflammatory cascade reaction. This study observed the expression of NLRP3 inflammasome signaling stimulated by high glucose, lipopolysaccharide, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibitor N-acetyl-L-cysteine in glomerular mesangial cells, aiming to elucidate the mechanism by which the NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway may contribute to diabetic nephropathy. We found that the expression of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), NLRP3, and IL-1? was observed by immunohistochemistry in vivo. Simultaneously, the mRNA and protein levels of TXNIP, NLRP3, procaspase-1, and IL-1? were significantly induced by high glucose concentration and lipopolysaccharide in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner in vitro. This induction by both high glucose and lipopolysaccharide was significantly inhibited by N-acetyl-L-cysteine. Our results firstly reveal that high glucose and lipopolysaccharide activate ROS/TXNIP/ NLRP3/IL-1? inflammasome signaling in glomerular mesangial cells, suggesting a mechanism by which inflammation may contribute to the development of diabetic nephropathy. PMID:26881256

  4. Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to Lipopolysaccharide for Antigenic Analysis of Coxiella burnetii

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    Hotta, Akitoyo; Kawamura, Midori; To, Ho; Andoh, Masako; Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi; FUKUSHI, Hideto; Amano, Ken-ichi; Hirai, Katsuya

    2003-01-01

    Antigenic differences among Coxiella burnetii strains were analyzed. The monoclonal antibodies against the lipopolysaccharide outer core did not react with the strains containing a QpRS plasmid or with plasmidless strains, whereas they reacted with strains containing a QpH1 or QpDV plasmid. C. burnetii isolates could be divided into two groups immunologically.

  5. EFFECTS OF CHRONIC EXERCISE CONDITIONING ON THERMAL RESPONSES TO LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE AND TURPENTINE ABSCESS IN FEMALE RATS.

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    Chronic exercise conditioning has been shown to alter basal thermoregulatory processes as well as the response to inflammatory agents. Two such agents, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and turpentine (TPT) are inducers of fever in rats. LPS, given intraperitoneally (i.p.), involves a sys...

  6. Differential Biofilm Formation and Motility Associated with Lipopolysaccharide/Exopolysaccharide-Coupled Biosynthetic Genes in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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    Huang, Tzu-Pi; Somers, Eileen B.; Wong, Amy C. Lee

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    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia WR-C is capable of forming biofilm on polystyrene and glass. The lipopolysaccharide/exopolysaccharide-coupled biosynthetic genes rmlA, rmlC, and xanB are necessary for biofilm formation and twitching motility. Mutants with mutations in rmlAC and xanB display contrasting biofilm phenotypes on polystyrene and glass and differ in swimming motility.

  7. DMPD: Lipopolysaccharide-binding molecules: transporters, blockers and sensors. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available 15241548 Lipopolysaccharide-binding molecules: transporters, blockers and sensors. Chaby R. Cell ... Mol Life ... Sci. 2004 Jul;61(14):1697-713. (.png) (.svg) (.htm ... and sensors. Authors Chaby R. Publication Cell Mol Life ... Sci. 2004 Jul;61(14):1697-713. Pathway - PNG File ...

  8. Cerium dioxide nanoparticles do not modulate the lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in human monocytes

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    Full Text Available Salik Hussain1,*, Faris Al-Nsour1,*, Annette B Rice1, Jamie Marshburn1, Zhaoxia Ji2, Jeffery I Zink2, Brenda Yingling1, Nigel J Walker3, Stavros Garantziotis11Clinical Research Unit, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institute of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 3Division of National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institute of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA*Both are principal authorsBackground: Cerium dioxide (CeO2 nanoparticles have potential therapeutic applications and are widely used for industrial purposes. However, the effects of these nanoparticles on primary human cells are largely unknown. The ability of nanoparticles to exacerbate pre-existing inflammatory disorders is not well documented for engineered nanoparticles, and is certainly lacking for CeO2 nanoparticles. We investigated the inflammation-modulating effects of CeO2 nanoparticles at noncytotoxic concentrations in human peripheral blood monocytes.Methods: CD14+ cells were isolated from peripheral blood samples of human volunteers. Cells were exposed to either 0.5 or 1 µg/mL of CeO2 nanoparticles over a period of 24 or 48 hours with or without lipopolysaccharide (10 ng/mL prestimulation. Modulation of the inflammatory response was studied by measuring secreted tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1beta, macrophage chemotactic protein-1, interferon-gamma, and interferon gamma-induced protein 10.Results: CeO2 nanoparticle suspensions were thoroughly characterized using dynamic light scattering analysis (194 nm hydrodynamic diameter, zeta potential analysis (-14 mV, and transmission electron microscopy (irregular-shaped particles. Transmission electron microscopy of CD14+ cells exposed to CeO2 nanoparticles revealed that these nanoparticles were efficiently internalized by monocytes and were found either in vesicles or free in the cytoplasm. However, no significant differences in secreted cytokine profiles were observed between CeO2 nanoparticle-treated cells and control cells at noncytotoxic doses. No significant effects of CeO2 nanoparticle exposure subsequent to lipopolysaccharide priming was observed on cytokine secretion. Moreover, no significant difference in lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokine production was observed after exposure to CeO2 nanoparticles followed by lipopolysaccharide exposure.Conclusion: CeO2 nanoparticles at noncytotoxic concentrations neither modulate pre-existing inflammation nor prime for subsequent exposure to lipopolysaccharides in human monocytes from healthy subjects.Keywords: cerium dioxide, nanoparticle, nanomedicine, inflammation, human monocyte, lipopolysaccharides

  9. Demonstration of lipopolysaccharide on sheathed flagella of Vibrio cholerae O:1 by protein A-gold immunoelectron microscopy.

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    Fuerst, J A; Perry, J W

    1988-01-01

    Monoclonal antibodies with group and type specificity for lipopolysaccharide antigens were used in combination with protein A-colloidal gold labeling and transmission electron microscopy to demonstrate the presence of lipopolysaccharide antigens on both the sheathed flagellum and the cell surface of Inaba and Ogawa strains of Vibrio cholerae O:1. Labeling was associated with the sheath of the flagellum rather than the core, and flagellar cores were not labeled. Flagellum and cell shared a com...

  10. Serological Evaluation of Brucella abortus S99 Lipopolysaccharide Extracted by an Optimized Method

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    Ali S. Salmani; Seyed D. Siadat; Mohammad R. Fallahian; Hojat Ahmadi; Dariushq Norouzian; Parichehr Yaghmai; Mohammad R. Aghasadeghi; Jalal I. Mobarakeh; Seyed M. Sadat; Mehrangize Zangeneh; Maryam Kheirandish

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    Problem statement: Brucellosis is a globally found infectious disease and there is no licensed vaccine against human brucellosis. The present study carried-out to evaluate the potency of our modified extracted lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of B. abortus to elicit specific anti-Brucella antibodies in animal model (Rabbit) as a part of a candidate vaccine for brucellosis. Lipopolysaccharide is one of the main virulence factors and the most immunogenic structure of smoot...

  11. Transcriptional Activation of Mucin by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lipopolysaccharide in the Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

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    Li, Jian-Dong; Dohrman, Austin F.; Gallup, Marianne; Miyata, Susumu; Gum, James R.; Kim, Young S.; Nadel, Jay A.; Prince, Alice; Basbaum, Carol B.

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    An unresolved question in cystic fibrosis (CF) research is how mutations of the CF transmembrane conductance regulator, a CI ion channel, cause airway mucus obstruction leading to fatal lung disease. Recent evidence has linked the CF transmembrane conductance regulator mutation to the onset and persistence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in the airways, and here we provide evidence directly linking P. aeruginosa infection to mucus overproduction. We show that P. aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide profoundly upregulates transcription of the mucin gene MUC 2 in epithelial cells via inducible enhancer elements and that this effect is blocked by the tyrosine kinase inhibitors genistein and tyrphostin AG 126. These findings improve our understanding of CF pathogenesis and suggest that the attenuation of mucin production by lipopolysaccharide antagonists and tyrosine kinase inhibitors could reduce morbidity and mortality in this disease.

  12. Inhibitory activity of plant stilbenoids against nitric oxide production by lipopolysaccharide-activated microglia.

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    Nassra, Merian; Krisa, Stéphanie; Papastamoulis, Yorgos; Kapche, Gilbert Deccaux; Bisson, Jonathan; André, Caroline; Konsman, Jan-Pieter; Schmitter, Jean-Marie; Mérillon, Jean-Michel; Waffo-Téguo, Pierre

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    Microglia-driven inflammatory processes are thought to play an important role in ageing and several neurological disorders. Since consumption of a diet rich in polyphenols has been associated with anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects, we studied the effects of twenty-five stilbenoids isolated from Milicia excelsa, Morus alba, Gnetum africanum, and Vitis vinifera. These compounds were tested at 5 and 10 µM on BV-2 microglial cells stimulated with bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Ten stilbenoids reduced lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide production at 5 and/or 10 µM. Two tetramers, E-vitisin A and E-vitisin B, were the most effective molecules. Moreover, they attenuated the expression of the inducible NO synthase protein and gene. PMID:23807809

  13. Comparison of Biological and Immunological Characterization of Lipopolysaccharides From Brucella abortus RB51 and S19

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    Kianmehr; Kaboudanian Ardestani; Soleimanjahi; Fotouhi; Alamian; Ahmadian, MR

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    Background Brucella abortus RB51 is a rough stable mutant strain, which has been widely used as a live vaccine for prevention of brucellosis in cattle instead of B. abortus strain S19. B. abortus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has unique properties in comparison to other bacterial LPS. Objectives In the current study, two types of LPS, smooth (S-LPS) and rough (R-LPS) were purified from B. abortus S19 and RB51, respectively. The aim of ...

  14. Heat shock inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced tissue factor activity in human whole blood

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    Thielmann Matthias; Zacharowski Kai; Sucker Christoph; Hartmann Matthias

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    Abstract Background During gram-negative sepsis, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces tissue factor expression on monocytes. The resulting disseminated intravascular coagulation leads to tissue ischemia and worsens the prognosis of septic patients. There are indications, that fever reduces the mortality of sepsis, the effect on tissue factor activity on monocytes is unknown. Therefore, we investigated whether heat shock modulates LPS-induced tissue factor activity in human blood. Methods Whole bl...

  15. Gram-Negative Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide Stimulates Activin A Secretion from Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells

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    Takashi Kameda; Takashi Minegishi; Hisanobu Sadakata; Hiroko Matsuda; Risa Marukawa; Nami Tsuru; Maki Sato; Yumiko Abe

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    Activin A is involved in inflammation. The present study was performed to clarify if lipopolysaccharide, a component of Gram-negative bacteria, stimulates activin A secretion from human amniotic epithelial cells and to determine if activin A plays a role in amnionitis. Fetal membranes were obtained during elective cesarean sections performed in full-term pregnancies of patients without systemic disease, signs of premature delivery, or fetal complications. Amniotic epithelial cells were isolat...

  16. Activation of nitric oxide synthase and induction of defense genes in Arabidopsis thaliana by bacterial lipopolysaccharides

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    Zeidler, Dana

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine if Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are novel elicitors of plant innate immunity using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system. LPS are the major outer membrane components of Gram-negative bacteria and consist of three distinct structural domains: O-antigen, core region and lipid A. They represent microbe-/pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) in animal patho-systems and act as extremely potent stimulators of the mammalian and insect innate immunity. As fo...

  17. Rhizobium lipopolysaccharide modulates infection thread development in white clover root hairs.

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    Dazzo, F. B.; Truchet, G L; Hollingsworth, R. I.; Hrabak, E M; Pankratz, H. S.; Philip-Hollingsworth, S; Salzwedel, J L; Chapman, K; Appenzeller, L; Squartini, A

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    The interaction between Rhizobium lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and white clover roots was examined. The Limulus lysate assay indicated that Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii (hereafter called R. trifolii) released LPS into the external root environment of slide cultures. Immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy showed that purified LPS from R. trifolii 0403 bound rapidly to root hair tips and infiltrated across the root hair wall. Infection thread formation in root hairs was promoted b...

  18. Beryllium Alters Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Intracellular Phosphorylation and Cytokine Release in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

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    Silva, Shannon; Ganguly, Kumkum; Fresquez, Theresa M.; Gupta, Goutam; McCleskey, T. Mark; Chaudhary, Anu

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    Beryllium exposure in susceptible individuals leads to the development of chronic beryllium disease, a lung disorder marked by release of inflammatory cytokine and granuloma formation. We have previously reported that beryllium induces an immune response even in blood mononuclear cells from healthy individuals. In this study, we investigate the effects of beryllium on lipopolysaccharide - mediated cytokine release in blood mononuclear and dendritic cells from healthy individuals. We find that...

  19. Clinical and Veterinary Isolates of Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis Defective in Lipopolysaccharide O-Chain Polymerization

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    Guard-Petter, J; Parker, C. T.; Asokan, K.; Carlson, R. W.

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    Twelve human and chicken isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis belonging to phage types 4, 8, 13a, and 23 were characterized for variability in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) composition. Isolates were differentiated into two groups, i.e., those that lacked immunoreactive O-chain, termed rough isolates, and those that had immunoreactive O-chain, termed smooth isolates. Isolates within these groups could be further differentiated by LPS compositional differences as detected by gel elec...

  20. Genetic Characterization of the Klebsiella pneumoniae waa Gene Cluster, Involved in Core Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis

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    Regué, Miguel; Climent, Núria; Abitiu, Nihal; Coderch, Núria; Merino, Susana; Izquierdo, Luis; Altarriba, Maria; Juan M. Tomás

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    A recombinant cosmid containing genes involved in Klebsiella pneumoniae C3 core lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis was identified by its ability to confer bacteriocin 28b resistance to Escherichia coli K-12. The recombinant cosmid contains 12 genes, the whole waa gene cluster, flanked by kbl and coaD genes, as was found in E. coli K-12. PCR amplification analysis showed that this cluster is conserved in representative K. pneumoniae strains. Partial nucleotide sequence determination showed that t...

  1. The Genetic and Molecular Basis of O-Antigenic Diversity in Burkholderia pseudomallei Lipopolysaccharide

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    Tuanyok, Apichai; Stone, Joshua K; Mayo, Mark; Kaestli, Mirjam; Gruendike, Jeffrey; Georgia, Shalamar; Warrington, Stephanie; Mullins, Travis; Allender, Christopher J.; Wagner, David M; Chantratita, Narisara; Peacock, Sharon J.; Currie, Bart J; Keim, Paul

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    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the most important virulence and antigenic components of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis. LPS diversity in B. pseudomallei has been described as typical, atypical or rough, based upon banding patterns on SDS-PAGE. Here, we studied the genetic and molecular basis of these phenotypic differences. Bioinformatics was used to determine the diversity of genes known or predicted to be involved in biosynthesis of the O-antigenic moiety ...

  2. Gene expression profiling of liver from dairy cows treated intra-mammary with lipopolysaccharide

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    Vels Lotte; Røntved Christine; Sørensen Peter; Jiang Li; Ingvartsen Klaus L

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background Liver plays a profound role in the acute phase response (APR) observed in the early phase of acute bovine mastitis caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli). To gain an insight into the genes and pathways involved in hepatic APR of dairy cows we performed a global gene expression analysis of liver tissue sampled at different time points before and after intra-mammary (IM) exposure to E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment. Results Approximately 20% target transcripts were d...

  3. Role of the wbt Locus of Francisella tularensis in Lipopolysaccharide O-Antigen Biogenesis and Pathogenicity?

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    Raynaud, Catherine; Meibom, Karin L.; Lety, Marie-Annick; Dubail, Iharilalao; Candela, Thomas; Frapy, Eric; Charbit, Alain

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    Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious bacterial pathogen, responsible for the zoonotic disease tularemia. We screened a bank of transposon insertion mutants of F. tularensis subsp. holarctica LVS for colony morphology alterations and selected a mutant with a transposon insertion in wbtA, the first gene of the predicted lipopolysaccharide O-antigen gene cluster. Inactivation of wbtA led to the complete loss of O antigen, conferred serum sensitivity, impaired intracellular replication, ...

  4. Comparative and Genetic Analyses of the Putative Vibrio cholerae Lipopolysaccharide Core Oligosaccharide Biosynthesis (wav) Gene Cluster

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    Nesper, Jutta; Kraiß, Anita; Schild, Stefan; Bla?, Julia; Klose, Karl E.; Bockemühl, Jochen; Reidl, Joachim

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    We identified five different putative wav gene cluster types, which are responsible for the synthesis of the core oligosaccharide (OS) region of Vibrio cholerae lipopolysaccharide. Preliminary evidence that the genes encoded by this cluster are involved in core OS biosynthesis came from analysis of the recently released O1 El Tor V. cholerae genome sequence and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis of O1 El Tor mutant strains defective in three genes (waaF, waaL, ...

  5. Gene expression pattern in swine neutrophils after lipopolysaccharide exposure: a time course comparison

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    Sanz-Santos Gema; Jiménez-Marín Ángeles; Bautista Rocío; Fernández Noé; Claros Gonzalo M; Garrido Juan J

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Experimental exposure of swine neutrophils to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) represents a model to study the innate immune response during bacterial infection. Neutrophils can effectively limit the infection by secreting lipid mediators, antimicrobial molecules and a combination of reactive oxygen species (ROS) without new synthesis of proteins. However, it is known that neutrophils can modify the gene expression after LPS exposure. We performed microarray gene express...

  6. The galE Gene of Campylobacter jejuni Is Involved in Lipopolysaccharide Synthesis and Virulence

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    Fry, Benjamin N.; Feng, Shi; Chen, Yuen-Yuen; Newell, Diane G.; Coloe, Peter J.; Korolik, Victoria

    2000-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the main virulence factors of gram-negative bacteria. The LPS from Campylobacter spp. has endotoxic properties and has been shown to play a role in adhesion. We previously cloned a gene cluster (wla) which is involved in the synthesis of the Campylobacter jejuni 81116 LPS molecule. Sequence alignment of the first gene in this cluster indicated similarity with galE genes. These genes encode a UDP-glucose 4-epimerase, which catalyzes the interconversion of UDP...

  7. Chronic exposure to Low dose bacterial lipopolysaccharide inhibits leptin signaling in vagal afferent neurons?

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    de La Serre, Claire B.; De Lartigue, Guillaume; Raybould, Helen E

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    Bacterially derived factors are implicated in the causation and persistence of obesity. Ingestion of a high fat diet in rodents and obesity in human subjects is associated with chronic elevation of low plasma levels of lipopolysac-charide (LPS), a breakdown product of Gram-negative bacteria. The terminals of vagal afferent neurons are positioned within the gut mucosa to convey information from the gut to the brain to regulate food intake and are responsive to LPS. We hypothesized that chronic...

  8. Physical contact between lipopolysaccharide and Toll-like receptor 4 revealed by genetic complementation

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    Poltorak, A.; Ricciardi-Castagnoli, P.; Citterio, S.; Beutler, B.

    2000-01-01

    Some mammalian species show an ability to discriminate between different lipopolysaccharide (LPS) partial structures (for example, lipid A and its congener LA-14-PP, which lacks secondary acyl chains), whereas others do not. Using a novel genetic complementation system involving the transduction of immortalized macrophages from genetically unresponsive C3H/HeJ mice, we now have shown that the species-dependent discrimination between intact LPS and tetra-acyl LPS partial structures is fully at...

  9. Zinc Prevents Sickness Behavior Induced by Lipopolysaccharides after a Stress Challenge in Rats

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    Kirsten, Thiago B.; Galvão, Marcella C.; Reis-Silva, Thiago M.; Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, Nicolle; Bernardi, Maria M.

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    Sickness behavior is considered part of the specific beneficial adaptive behavioral and neuroimmune changes that occur in individuals in response to infectious/inflammatory processes. However, in dangerous and stressful situations, sickness behavior should be momentarily abrogated to prioritize survival behaviors, such as fight or flight. Taking this assumption into account, we experimentally induced sickness behavior in rats using lipopolysaccharides (LPS), an endotoxin that mimics infection...

  10. Differential Stimulatory Activities of Smooth and Rough Brucella abortus Lipopolysaccharide in Murine Macrophages

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    Raheela Akhtar

    2012-01-01

    Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was isolated and purified from rough (RB51) and smooth (S2308) strains of Brucella. The LPS preparations were used to treat murine (RAW 264.7) macrophages in order to study their differential effects. Treated macrophages were tested by lysozyme release test (LRT), nitroblue tetrazolium test (NBT) and nitric oxide (NO) assay, respectively. Rough Brucella LPS induced significantly higher levels of lysozyme release, oxidative stress, and nitric oxide in...

  11. Complement activation by polysaccharide of lipopolysaccharide: an important virulence determinant of salmonellae.

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    Liang-Takasaki, C J; Saxén, H; Mäkelä, P.H.; Leive, L

    1983-01-01

    Salmonellae with differences only in the O-antigenic polysaccharide of their lipopolysaccharide were previously shown to differentially activate complement via the alternative pathway, causing them to be ingested at different rates by the mouse macrophage-like cell line J774. We now show that this mechanism could explain the different virulence of these strains in vivo. Mouse peritoneal macrophages (thioglycolate induced) ingest these salmonellae at rates that are inversely proportional to th...

  12. Immunization with major outer membrane protein (porin) preparations in experimental murine salmonellosis: effect of lipopolysaccharide.

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    Kuusi, N; Nurminen, M; Saxén, H; Mäkelä, P.H.

    1981-01-01

    A crude major outer membrane (porin) preparation, obtained from a rough strain of Salmonella typhimurium earlier shown to be protective both in active and passive immunization of mice against challenge with smooth S. typhimurium, was further purified. Removal of the main impurities, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and lipoprotein, was accompanied by loss of protective capacity in passive immunization experiments. Reconstitution with rough LPS restored the protective capacity. Protection was, however...

  13. Inhibitory Effect of Gallic acid on Production of Interleukins in Mouse Macrophage Stimulated by Lipopolysaccharide

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    Wansu Park

    2010-01-01

    Objectives: Gallic acid (GA) is the major component of tannin which could be easily founded in various natural materials such as green tea, red tea, grape juice, and Corni Fructus. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Gallic acid (GA) on production of interleukin (IL) in mouse macrophage Raw 264.7 cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Methods: Productions of interleukins were measured by High-throughput Multiplex Bead based Assay with Bio-plex Suspension Array ...

  14. The role of lipopolysaccharide binding protein in innate immunity in infected partial thickness burns

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    Lahoda, Lars-Uwe,

    2012-01-01

    Wanneer in een brandwond infectie optreedt, neemt het risico op ziekte en overlijden van de patiënt sterk toe. Vooral infecties met gramnegatieve bacteriën zijn gevaarlijk. Over hoe bacteriën het aangeboren immuunsysteem in een (oppervlakkige) brandwond beïnvloeden, bestaat nog veel onduidelijkheid. Lars-Uwe Lahoda verrichtte onderzoek op dit vlak. Zijn onderzoek laat zien dat het eiwit lipopolysaccharide binding protein (LBP) een belangrijke rol speelt bij de bestrijding van infecties in...

  15. Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Neuronal Activation in the Paraventricular and Dorsomedial Hypothalamus Depends on Ambient Temperature

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    Wanner, Samuel P.; Yoshida, Kyoko; Vladimir A. Kulchitsky; Ivanov, Andrei I; Kanosue, Kazuyuki; Romanovsky, Andrej A.

    2013-01-01

    Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is associated with either fever or hypothermia, but the mechanisms responsible for switching from one to the other are unknown. In experimental animals, systemic inflammation is often induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). To identify the diencephalic and brainstem structures involved in the fever-hypothermia switch, we studied the expression of c-Fos protein, a marker of neuronal activation, in rats treated with the same high dose of LPS (0.5 m...

  16. Unusual fatty acid substitution in lipids and lipopolysaccharides of Helicobacter pylori.

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    Geis, G; Leying, H; Suerbaum, S.; Opferkuch, W

    1990-01-01

    Cellular fatty acids, phospholipid fatty acids, and lipopolysaccharide fatty acids of four strains of Helicobacter pylori were analyzed by gas-liquid chromatography. The presence of myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, 19-carbon cyclopropane fatty acid, beta-hydroxypalmitic acid, and beta-hydroxystearic acid was confirmed. In phospholipids, myristic acid and 19-carbon cyclopropane fatty acid were the major fatty acids. Hydroxy fatty acids and unsaturated fatt...

  17. Human platelet aggregation is initiated by peripheral blood mononuclear cells exposed to bacterial lipopolysaccharide in vitro.

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    Schwartz, B. S.; Monroe, M. C.

    1986-01-01

    Platelet consumption is a prominent feature of disseminated intravascular coagulation. We investigated whether monocyte procoagulant activity (PCA) might play a role in platelet consumption associated with gram-negative septicemia. Human mononuclear cells exposed in vitro to lipopolysaccharide demonstrated parallel dose-dependent increases in PCA and ability to induce platelet aggregation. Induction of platelet aggregation required the generation of thrombin dependent on coagulation Factors V...

  18. Dried Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) Inhibits Inflammation in a Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Mouse Model

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    Woong Mo Yang; Mi Hye Kim; Sung-Hoon Kim; Jongki Hong; You Yeon Choi

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    Objectives. Ginger rhizomes have a long history of human use, especially with regards to their anti-inflammatory properties. However, the mechanisms by which ginger acts on lipopolysaccharide-(LPS-)induced inflammation have not yet been identified. We investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of dried Zingiber officinalis (DZO) on LPS-induced hepatic injury. Methods. ICR mice were given a DZO water extract (100, 1000?mg/kg) orally for three consecutive days. On the third day, they were admin...

  19. Rhizobium meliloti lipopolysaccharide and exopolysaccharide can have the same function in the plant-bacterium interaction.

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    Putnoky, P; Petrovics, G; Kereszt, A; Grosskopf, E; Ha, D T; Bánfalvi, Z; Kondorosi, A

    1990-01-01

    A fix region of Rhizobium meliloti 41 involved both in symbiotic nodule development and in the adsorption of bacteriophage 16-3 was delimited by directed Tn5 mutagenesis. Mutations in this DNA region were assigned to four complementation units and were mapped close to the pyr-2 and pyr-29 chromosomal markers. Phage inactivation studies with bacterial cell envelope preparations and crude lipopolysaccharides (LPS) as well as preliminary characterization of LPS in the mutants indicated that thes...

  20. Development of Immunochromatography-Based Methods for Detection of Leptospiral Lipopolysaccharide Antigen in Urine

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    Widiyanti, Dian; Koizumi, Nobuo; Fukui, Takashi; Muslich, Lisa T.; Segawa, Takaya; Villanueva, Sharon Y. A. M.; Saito, Mitsumasa; Masuzawa, Toshiyuki; Gloriani, Nina G.; Yoshida, Shin-ichi

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    Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by the spirochete bacteria Leptospira spp. and is commonly found throughout the world. Diagnosis of leptospirosis performed by culture and microscopic agglutination tests is laborious and time-consuming. Therefore, we aimed to develop a novel immunochromatography (ICG)-based method for detecting Leptospira antigen in the urine of patients and animals. We used the 1H6 monoclonal antibody (MAb), which is specific to the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) that...

  1. Lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia pestis, the Cause of Plague: Structure, Genetics, Biological Properties

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    Knirel, Y; Anisimov, A.

    2012-01-01

    The present review summarizes data pertaining to the composition and structure of the carbohydrate moiety (core oligosaccharide) and lipid component (lipid A) of the various forms of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), one of the major pathogenicity factors of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague. The review addresses the functions and the biological significance of genes for the biosynthesis of LPS, as well as the biological properties of LPS in strains from various intraspecies groups of Y. pestis an...

  2. Alkaline Phosphatase Protects Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Early Pregnancy Defects in Mice

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    Lei, Wei; Ni, Hua; Herington, Jennifer; Reese, Jeff; Paria, Bibhash C.

    2015-01-01

    Excessive cytokine inflammatory response due to chronic or superphysiological level of microbial infection during pregnancy leads to pregnancy complications such as early pregnancy defects/loss and preterm birth. Bacterial toxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS), long recognized as a potent proinflammatory mediator, has been identified as a risk factor for pregnancy complications. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) isozymes have been shown to detoxify LPS by dephosphorylation. In this study, we examined the ro...

  3. Interleukin-1? activation and localization in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated human monocytes and macrophages

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    Carlsen, Thomas Gelsing; Kjærsgaard, Pernille; Jørgensen, Trine Lykke; Foldbjerg, Rasmus; Nielsen, Mads Lausen; Guldbæk Poulsen, Thomas Bouet; Zabieglo, Katarzyna; Christiansen, Gunna; Birkelund, Svend

    2015-01-01

    - 1? in inflammation is only partly understood. Results: Human macrophages/monocytes, stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were analyzed for production and localization of IL-1? by use of a monoclonal antibody (MAb) generated against IL-1? pro piece. We found that IL-1? propiece was detected...... being a marker for monocytes. Conclusions: Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, a method to visualize and measure the production of IL-1? in both human monocytes and macrophages....

  4. The Lipopolysaccharide Core of Brucella abortus Acts as a Shield Against Innate Immunity Recognition

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    Conde Álvarez, R.; Grilló, María Jesús; Llobet Brossa, Enrique; Bengoechea, José Antonio; Gorvel, Jean P

    2012-01-01

    Innate immunity recognizes bacterial molecules bearing pathogen-associated molecular patterns to launch inflammatory responses leading to the activation of adaptive immunity. However, the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of the gram-negative bacterium Brucella lacks a marked pathogen-associated molecular pattern, and it has been postulated that this delays the development of immunity, creating a gap that is critical for the bacterium to reach the intracellular replicative niche. We found that a B. ab...

  5. Effect of Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide on oxidative metabolism and lysozyme release by human neutrophils.

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    Rasool, O; Freer, E; Moreno, E.; Jarstrand, C.

    1992-01-01

    Both Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and lipid A were low activators of nitroblue tetrazolium reduction and lysozyme release in human neutrophils. The stimulation was dose dependent and was higher in the presence of autologous plasma than in its absence. The comparison between Brucella LPS and lipid A versus Salmonella LPS revealed that at least 100 times more LPS and 1,000 times more lipid A of the former genus were required to induce significant nitroblue tetrazolium reduction and...

  6. Interaction of Brucella abortus Lipopolysaccharide with Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Molecules in B Lymphocytes

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    Forestier, Claire; Moreno, Edgardo; Méresse, Stéphane; Phalipon, Armelle; Olive, Daniel; Sansonetti, Philippe; Gorvel, Jean-Pierre

    1999-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a major amphiphilic molecule located at the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, is a potent antigen known to induce specific humoral immune responses in infected mammals. LPS has been described as a polyclonal activator of B lymphocytes, triggering the secretion of antibodies directed against distinct sugar epitopes of the LPS chain. But, how LPS is handled by B cells remains to be fully understood. This task appears to be essential for a better knowledge of th...

  7. Lipopolysaccharide Heterogeneity in the Atypical Group of Novel Emerging Brucella Species

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    Zygmunt, Michel S; Jacques, Isabelle; Bernardet, Nelly; Cloeckaert, Axel

    2012-01-01

    Recently, novel Brucella strains with phenotypic characteristics that were atypical for strains belonging to the genus Brucella have been reported. Phenotypically many of these strains were initially misidentified as Ochrobactrum spp. Two novel species have been described so far for these strains, i.e., B. microti and B. inopinata, and other strains genetically related to B. inopinata may constitute other novel species as well. In this study, we analyzed the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) (smooth ...

  8. Study of Nitric Oxide production by murine peritoneal macrophages induced by Brucella Lipopolysaccharide

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    Kavoosi G; Kabodanian Ardestani S; Kariminia A

    2001-01-01

    Brueclla is a gram negative bacteria that causes Brucellosis. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) ", the pathogenic agent of Brucella is composed of O-chain, core oligosaccharide and lipid A. in addition, the structural and biological properties of different LPS extracted from different strains are not identical. The first defense system against LPS is nonspecific immunity that causes macrophage activation. Activated macrophages produce oxygen and nitrogen radicals that enhance the protection again...

  9. Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific for the lipopolysaccharide of Escherichia coli O157.

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    Westerman, R B; Y He; Keen, J E; Littledike, E. T.; Kwang, J.

    1997-01-01

    Identification of the O157 antigen is an essential part of the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7, which is recognized as a major etiologic agent of hemorrhagic colitis. However, polyclonal antibodies produced against E. coli O157:H7 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) may react with several other bacteria including Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, Yersinia enterocolitica O9, Escherichia hermannii, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. We produced eight monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific for the...

  10. Analysis of Brucella lipopolysaccharide with specific and cross-reacting monoclonal antibodies.

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    Palmer, D. A.; Douglas, J. T.

    1989-01-01

    Monoclonal antibodies which bind Brucella A lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-specific, M LPS-specific, or cross-reactive epitopes were used as reagents in quantitative dot blot, Western blot (immunoblot), and immunoprecipitation analysis of Brucella whole cells, whole-cell extracts, and purified LPS preparations. This set of monoclonal antibodies detected four unique epitopes on Brucella LPS. The specificity of monoclonal antibodies reactive with Brucella unique (A and M) and common (C and C/Y) LPS e...

  11. Longitudinal study of antibody response to lipopolysaccharides during chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis.

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    Fomsgaard, A.; Høiby, N.; Shand, G H; Conrad, R S; Galanos, C

    1988-01-01

    Antibodies to Pseudomonas aeruginosa from 10 cystic fibrosis patients with chronic P. aeruginosa lung infections were quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed. The development of specific antibodies in patient serum was evaluated in a longitudinal study (1972 to 1987). The concentrations and specificities of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies to purified lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa and to a variety of other gram-negative bacteria were studied by i...

  12. Inhibition of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Lipopolysaccharide Deacylation by Aminoarabinose Membrane Modification

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    Kawasaki, Kiyoshi; Ernst, Robert K; Miller, Samuel I.

    2005-01-01

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium remodels the lipid A component of lipopolysaccharide, a major component of the outer membrane, to survive within animals. The activation of the sensor kinase PhoQ in host environments increases the synthesis of enzymes that deacylate, palmitoylate, hydroxylate, and attach aminoarabinose to lipid A, also known as endotoxin. These modifications promote bacterial resistance to antimicrobial peptides and reduce the host recognition of lipid A by Toll-like r...

  13. Selective induction of metabolic activation programs in peritoneal macrophages by lipopolysaccharide substructures.

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    Lehmann, V.; Benninghoff, B; Dröge, W.

    1991-01-01

    The structural elements of Salmonella typhimurium lipopolysaccharides (LPS) that are able to stimulate peritoneal macrophages to produce increased amounts of prostaglandin E2, ornithine, and citrulline, agents known to modulate immune responses, are described. Two different incomplete lipid A structures which lack the carbohydrate portion, the nonhydroxylated fatty acids lauric acid and myristic acid (lipid A precursor IB), and additional palmitic acid (lipid A precursor IA) stimulated increa...

  14. Lipopolysaccharide contamination of beta-lactoglobulin affects the immune response against intraperitoneally and orally administered antigen

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    Pedersen, Susanne Brix; Kjær, T.M.R.; Barkholt, Vibeke; Frøkiær, Hanne

    2004-01-01

    Microbial components in the environment are potent activators of the immune system with capacity to shift the active immune response towards priming of Th1 and/or Th2 cells. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a cell-wall component of Gram- negative bacteria, is extensively present in food products like cow's milk. It is not well established, however, how this presence of LPS affects oral tolerance induction. Methods: We studied the effect of LPS contamination in a commercial preparation of the cow milk p...

  15. Ingestion of bacterial lipopolysaccharide inhibits peripheral taste responses to sucrose in mice

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    Zhu, Xiaobin; He, Lianying; McCluskey, Lynnette Phillips

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    A fundamental role of the taste system is to discriminate between nutritive and toxic foods. However, it is unknown whether bacterial pathogens that might contaminate food and water modulate the transmission of taste input to the brain. We hypothesized that exogenous, bacterially-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS), modulates neural responses to taste stimuli. Neurophysiological responses from the chorda tympani nerve, which innervates taste cells on the anterior tongue, were unchanged by acute ...

  16. Action of bacterial lipopolysaccharide on the respiration of mouse liver mitochondria.

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    1980-01-01

    Escherichia coli O127:B8 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inhibited oxygen consumption by isolated mouse liver mitochondria at 10 micrograms of LPS per mg of protein when glutamate + malate was the substrate and adenosine 5'-diphosphate had been added (state 3 respiration), but had little effect when adenosine 5'-diphosphate was not added (state 4 respiration). LPS stimulated state 4 respiration at 10 micrograms/mg of mitochondrial protein when succinate was the substrate but had little effect on sta...

  17. Enzymatic deacylation of the lipid A moiety of Salmonella typhimurium lipopolysaccharides by human neutrophils.

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    Hall, C. L.; Munford, R S

    1983-01-01

    Lipid A, the toxic moiety of Gram-negative bacterial lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins), is a glucosamine disaccharide to which fatty acid and phosphate residues are covalently attached. Recent studies of Salmonella lipid A indicate that 3-hydroxytetradecanoic acid (3-OH-14:0) residues are directly linked to the glucosamine backbone and the nonhydroxylated fatty acids (principally dodecanoic and tetradecanoic acids) are esterified to the hydroxyl groups of some of the 3-OH-14:0 molecules. We re...

  18. Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Dynamic Lipid Membrane Reorganization: Tubules, Perforations, and Stacks

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    Adams, Peter G.; Lamoureux, Loreen; Swingle, Kirstie L.; Mukundan, Harshini; Montaño, Gabriel A.

    2014-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a unique lipoglycan, with two major physiological roles: 1), as a major structural component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and 2), as a highly potent mammalian toxin when released from cells into solution (endotoxin). LPS is an amphiphile that spontaneously inserts into the outer leaflet of lipid bilayers to bury its hydrophobic lipidic domain, leaving the hydrophilic polysaccharide chain exposed to the exterior polar solvent. Divalent cations hav...

  19. Cannabidiol (CBD) Enhances Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation in C57BL/6 Mice

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    Karmaus, Peer W.F.; Wagner, James G; Harkema, Jack R.; Kaminski, Norbert E.; Kaplan, Barbara L.F.

    2012-01-01

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a plant-derived cannabinoid that has been predominantly characterized as anti-inflammatory. However, it is clear that immune effects of cannabinoids can vary with cannabinoid concentration, or type or magnitude of immune stimulus. The present studies demonstrate that oral administration of CBD enhanced lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pulmonary inflammation in C57BL/6 mice. The enhanced inflammatory cell infiltrate as observed in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was co...

  20. Sevoflurane ameliorates gas exchange and attenuates lung damage in experimental lipopolysaccharide-induced lung injury

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    Voigtsberger, S; Lachmann, R.A.; Leutert, A C; Schläpfer, M; Booy, C; Reyes, L.; Urner, M.; Schild, J.; Schimmer, R. C.; Beck-Schimmer, B

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury is a common complication in critically ill patients. Several studies suggest that volatile anesthetics have immunomodulating effects. The aim of the current study was to assess possible postconditioning with sevoflurane in an in vivo model of endotoxin-induced lung injury. METHODS: Rats were anesthetized, tracheotomized, and mechanically ventilated. Lipopolysaccharide (saline as control) was administered intratracheally. Upon injury after 2 h of propofol anesthes...

  1. Low-dose Lipopolysaccharide Selectively Sensitizes Hypoxic-Ischemia White Matter Injury in the Immature Brain

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    WANG, LAN-WAN; CHANG, YING-CHAO; Lin, Chang-Yi; HONG, JAU-SHYONG; HUANG, CHAO-CHING

    2010-01-01

    Little is known about the effects of inflammation and hypoxic ischemia (HI), the two important risk factors for white matter (WM) injury in preterm infants, on neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage in the WM that displays selective vulnerability in preterm infants. We investigated whether low-dose lipopolysaccharide (LPS) selectively sensitizes HI WM injury in postpartum (P) day 2 pups by selectively increasing neuroinflammation and BBB damage in the WM. P2 pups received LPS ...

  2. Upregulating Nonneuronal Cholinergic Activity Decreases TNF Release from Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated RAW264.7 Cells

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    Yi Lv; Sen Hu; Jiangyang Lu; Ning Dong; Qian Liu; Minghua Du; Huiping Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Nonneuronal cholinergic system plays a primary role in maintaining homeostasis. It has been proved that endogenous neuronal acetylcholine (ACh) could play an anti-inflammatory role, and exogenous cholinergic agonists could weaken macrophages inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation through activation of ?7 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (?7nAChR). We assumed that nonneuronal cholinergic system existing in macrophages could modulate inflammation throug...

  3. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Salmonella lipopolysaccharide in poultry specimens.

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    Rigby, C E

    1984-01-01

    An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detection of salmonellae was developed and evaluated by using artificially contaminated specimens of poultry feed, feces, litter, or carcass rinsings, and naturally contaminated water samples. Specimens containing salmonellae of serogroups B or C2 inhibited the binding of polyvalent anti-O serum to microtiter plate wells coated with lipopolysaccharide of Salmonella typhimurium (serogroup B) or Salmonella albany (serogroup C2), respectively. Tre...

  4. Lipopolysaccharide based oral nanocarriers for the improvement of bioavailability and anticancer efficacy of curcumin.

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    Chaurasia, Sundeep; Patel, Ravi R; Chaubey, Pramila; Kumar, Nagendra; Khan, Gayasuddin; Mishra, Brahmeshwar

    2015-10-01

    Soluthin MD(®), a unique phosphatidylcholine-maltodextrin based hydrophilic lipopolysaccharide, which exhibits superior biocompatibility and bioavailability enhancer properties for poorly water soluble drug(s). Curcumin (CUR) is a potential natural anticancer drug with low bioavailability due to poor aqueous solubility. The study aims at formulation and optimization of CUR loaded lipopolysaccharide nanocarriers (C-LPNCs) to enhance oral bioavailability and anticancer efficacy in colon-26 tumor-bearing mice in vitro and in vivo. The Optimized C-LPNCs demonstrated favorable mean particle size (108 ± 3.4 nm) and percent entrapment efficiency (65.29 ± 1.0%). Pharmacokinetic parameters revealed ?130-fold increase in oral bioavailability and cytotoxicity studies demonstrated ?23-fold reduction in 50% cell growth inhibition when treated with optimized C-LPNCs as compared to pure CUR. In vivo anticancer study performed with optimized C-LPNCs showed significant increase in efficacy compared with pure CUR. Thus, lipopolysaccharide nanocarriers show potential delivery strategy to improve oral bioavailability and anticancer efficacy of CUR in the treatment of colorectal cancer. PMID:26076595

  5. Sirtuin inhibition attenuates the production of inflammatory cytokines in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages

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    Fernandes, Claudia A. [Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Research Group, Brussels B-1200 (Belgium); Fievez, Laurence [University of Liege, GIGA-Research, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Liege B-4000 (Belgium); Neyrinck, Audrey M.; Delzenne, Nathalie M. [Universite catholique de Louvain, LDRI, Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, Brussels B-1200 (Belgium); Bureau, Fabrice [University of Liege, GIGA-Research, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Liege B-4000 (Belgium); Vanbever, Rita, E-mail: rita.vanbever@uclouvain.be [Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Research Group, Brussels B-1200 (Belgium)

    2012-04-20

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages were treated with cambinol and sirtinol. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cambinol and sirtinol decreased lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokines. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cambinol decreased NF-{kappa}B activity but had no impact on p38 MAPK activation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sirtuins are an interesting target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. -- Abstract: In several inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or sepsis, the regulatory mechanisms of inflammation are inefficient and the excessive inflammatory response leads to damage to the host. Sirtuins are class III histone deacetylases that modulate the activity of several transcription factors that are implicated in immune responses. In this study, we evaluated the impact of sirtuin inhibition on the activation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated J774 macrophages by assessing the production of inflammatory cytokines. The pharmacologic inhibition of sirtuins decreased the production of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-{alpha}) interleukin 6 (IL-6) and Rantes. The reduction of cytokine production was associated with decreased nuclear factor kappa B (NF-{kappa}B) activity and inhibitor kappa B alpha (I{kappa}B{alpha}) phosphorylation while no impact was observed on the phosphorylation status of p38 mitogen-activated kinase (p38 MAPK). This work shows that sirtuin pharmacologic inhibitors are a promising tool for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

  6. Sirtuin inhibition attenuates the production of inflammatory cytokines in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages

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    Highlights: ? Lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages were treated with cambinol and sirtinol. ? Cambinol and sirtinol decreased lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokines. ? Cambinol decreased NF-?B activity but had no impact on p38 MAPK activation. ? Sirtuins are an interesting target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. -- Abstract: In several inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or sepsis, the regulatory mechanisms of inflammation are inefficient and the excessive inflammatory response leads to damage to the host. Sirtuins are class III histone deacetylases that modulate the activity of several transcription factors that are implicated in immune responses. In this study, we evaluated the impact of sirtuin inhibition on the activation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated J774 macrophages by assessing the production of inflammatory cytokines. The pharmacologic inhibition of sirtuins decreased the production of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) interleukin 6 (IL-6) and Rantes. The reduction of cytokine production was associated with decreased nuclear factor kappa B (NF-?B) activity and inhibitor kappa B alpha (I?B?) phosphorylation while no impact was observed on the phosphorylation status of p38 mitogen-activated kinase (p38 MAPK). This work shows that sirtuin pharmacologic inhibitors are a promising tool for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

  7. Mutation of the Lipopolysaccharide Core Glycosyltransferase Encoded by waaG Destabilizes the Outer Membrane of Escherichia coli by Interfering with Core Phosphorylation

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    Yethon, Jeremy A.; Vinogradov, Evgeny; Perry, Malcolm B.; Whitfield, Chris

    2000-01-01

    In Escherichia coli, phosphoryl substituents in the lipopolysaccharide core region are essential for outer membrane stability. Mutation of the core glucosyltransferase encoded by waaG (formerly rfaG) resulted in lipopolysaccharide truncated immediately after the inner core heptose residues, which serve as the sites for phosphorylation. Surprisingly, mutation of waaG also destabilized the outer membrane. Structural analyses of waaG mutant lipopolysaccharide showed that the cause for this pheno...

  8. An in-vitro evaluation of the efficacy of garlic extract as an antimicrobial agent on periodontal pathogens: A microbiological study.

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    Shetty, Sunaina; Thomas, Biju; Shetty, Veena; Bhandary, Rahul; Shetty, Raghavendra M

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    With the rise in bacterial resistance to antibiotics, there is considerable interest in the development of other classes of antimicrobials for the control of infection. Garlic (Allium sativum Linn.) has been used as medicine since ancient times and has long been known to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. This study was undertaken to assess the inhibitory effect of garlic on Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, to assess the time-kill curve of P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans, and to determine the antiproteolytic activity of garlic on P. gingivalis. Ethanolic garlic extract (EGE) and aqueous garlic extract (AGE) were prepared and the inhibitory effects of these extracts for two periodontal pathogens (P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans) were tested. Antiproteolytic activity on protease of P. gingivalis was determined. 25 microliter (?l), 50 ?l, and 75 ?l of AGE showed 16 mm, 20 mm, and 25 mm zone of inhibition, respectively, on P. gingivalis. The AGE showed greater bacteriostatic activity against the P. gingivalis with minimum inhibitory concentration determined at 16.6 ?l/ml. The time-kill assay of AGE and EGE were compared for P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans. AGE showed better antiproteolytic activity on total protease of P. gingivalis compared to the EGE. Thus, the study concludes the antimicrobial activity of garlic extract against periodontal pathogens, P. gingivalis, A. actinomycetemcomitans. Its action against P. gingivalis includes inhibition of total protease activity, and this raises the possibility that garlic may have therapeutic use for periodontitis and possibly other oral infections. PMID:24695825

  9. Placental-mediated increased cytokine response to lipopolysaccharides: a potential mechanism for enhanced inflammation susceptibility of the preterm fetus

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Julie L Boles,1 Michael G Ross,1 Ron Beloosesky,2 Mina Desai,1 Louiza Belkacemi11Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, Torrance, CA, USA; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, IsraelBackground: Cerebral palsy is a nonprogressive motor impairment syndrome that has no effective cure. The etiology of most cases of cerebral palsy remains unknown; however, recent epidemiologic data have demonstrated an association between fetal neurologic injury and infection/inflammation. Maternal infection/inflammation may be associated with the induction of placental cytokines that could result in increased fetal proinflammatory cytokine exposure, and development of neonatal neurologic injury. Therefore, we sought to explore the mechanism by which maternal infection may produce a placental inflammatory response. We specifically examined rat placental cytokine production and activation of the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4 pathway in response to lipopolysaccharide exposure at preterm and near-term gestational ages.Methods: Preterm (e16 or near-term (e20 placental explants from pregnant rats were treated with 0, 1, or 10 µg/mL lipopolysaccharide. Explant integrity was assessed by lactate dehydrogenase assay. Interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis alpha levels were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. TLR4 and phosphorylated nuclear factor kappa light chain enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB protein expression levels were determined by Western blot analysis.Results: At both e16 and e20, lactate dehydrogenase levels were unchanged by treatment with lipopolysaccharide. After exposure to lipopolysaccharide, the release of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis alpha from e16 placental explants increased by 4-fold and 8–9-fold, respectively (P < 0.05 versus vehicle. Conversely, interleukin-6 release from e20 explants was not significantly different compared with vehicle, and tumor necrosis alpha release was only 2-fold higher (P < 0.05 versus vehicle following exposure to lipopolysaccharide. Phosphorylated NFκB protein expression was significantly increased in the nuclear fraction from placental explants exposed to lipopolysaccharide at both e16 and e20, although TLR4 protein expression was unaffected.Conclusion: Lipopolysaccharide induces higher interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis alpha expression at e16 versus e20, suggesting that preterm placentas may have a greater placental cytokine response to lipopolysaccharide infection. Furthermore, increased phosphorylated NFκB indicates that placental cytokine induction may occur by activation of the TLR4 pathway.Keywords: cytokines, lipopolysaccharide, NFκB, placenta, rat pregnancy

  10. Anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant activity of dihydroasparagusic acid in lipopolysaccharide-activated microglial cells.

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    Salemme, Adele; Togna, Anna Rita; Mastrofrancesco, Arianna; Cammisotto, Vittoria; Ottaviani, Monica; Bianco, Armandodoriano; Venditti, Alessandro

    2016-01-01

    The activation of microglia and subsequent release of toxic pro-inflammatory factors are crucially associated with neurodegenerative disease, characterized by increased oxidative stress and neuroinflammation, including Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases and multiple sclerosis. Dihydroasparagusic acid is the reduced form of asparagusic acid, a sulfur-containing flavor component produced by Asparagus plants. It has two thiolic functions able to coordinate the metal ions, and a carboxylic moiety, a polar function, which may enhance excretion of the complexes. Thiol functions are also present in several biomolecules with important physiological antioxidant role as glutathione. The aim of this study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential effect of dihydroasparagusic acid on microglial activation in an in vitro model of neuroinflammation. We have used lipopolysaccharide to induce an inflammatory response in primary rat microglial cultures. Our results suggest that dihydroasparagusic acid significantly prevented lipopolysaccharide-induced production of pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic mediators such as nitric oxide, tumor necrosis factor-?, prostaglandin E2, as well as inducible nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2 protein expression and lipoxygenase activity in microglia cells. Moreover it effectively suppressed the level of reactive oxygen species and affected lipopolysaccharide-stimulated activation of mitogen activated protein kinase, including p38, and nuclear factor-kB pathway. These results suggest that dihydroasparagusic acid's neuroprotective properties may be due to its ability to dampen induction of microglial activation. It is a compound that can effectively inhibit inflammatory and oxidative processes that are important factors of the etiopathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. PMID:26592472

  11. Serological Evaluation of Brucella abortus S99 Lipopolysaccharide Extracted by an Optimized Method

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    Ali S. Salmani

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Brucellosis is a globally found infectious disease and there is no licensed vaccine against human brucellosis. The present study carried-out to evaluate the potency of our modified extracted lipopolysaccharide (LPS of B. abortus to elicit specific anti-Brucella antibodies in animal model (Rabbit as a part of a candidate vaccine for brucellosis. Lipopolysaccharide is one of the main virulence factors and the most immunogenic structure of smooth strains of Brucella. Approach: Lipopolysaccharide of B. abortus S99 (S-LPS initially extracted through an optimized method as described previously. After biochemical and pyrogenicity evaluations of the extracted S-LPS humoral immune response against the extracted LPS analyzed in animal model through serological assays such as Rose Bengal assay, Rapid agglutination (Rapid Wright test and Standard agglutination test (SAT or Wright test to demonstrate the specific elicited antibodies against the injected LPS. In addition, the interaction of LPS and anti-LPS antibodies was demonstrated by Agarose Gel Immunodiffusion (AGID assay. Results: Higher doses of B. abortus S99 LPS caused less or equal body temperature increase in comparison to E. coli LPS doses. Sera of immunized animals had been reported positive by RBT because of B. abortus LPS immunogenicity which we extracted through our optimized method. The highest titer of anti-Brucella antibodies detected two weeks after the third immunization (assayed by rapid slide agglutination and standard agglutination tests. Anti-Brucella antibodies of immunized animals reacted more specifically with the LPS of B. abortus in comparison with E. coli LPS and precipitation lines between B. abortus LPS and immune sera appeared after 30 min while detected after three hours for E. coli LPS. Conclusions/Recommendations: The properties of B. abortus S99 LPS concluded from the present study results, suggest the possible use of this component as a carrier or a part of a sub-unit or conjugated vaccine for human brucellosis.

  12. Toll-like receptor 4 monoclonal antibody attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in mice

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    HE, ZHIJIE; Chen, Xiaotong; Wang, Shouping; Zou, Zijun

    2014-01-01

    Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has an important role in the recognition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and in the activation of the inflammatory cascade. In the present study, the effect of TLR4 monoclonal antibody (mAb) on LPS-induced acute lung injury (ALI) was investigated in mice. A total of 45 male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into three groups, namely, the control (group C), sepsis (group S) and pretreatment groups (group P). Mice in group P were intraperitoneally treated with TLR4 mAb 1...

  13. The Klebsiella pneumoniae wabG Gene: Role in Biosynthesis of the Core Lipopolysaccharide and Virulence

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    Izquierdo, Luis; Coderch, Núria; Piqué, Nuria; Bedini, Emiliano; Michela Corsaro, Maria; Merino, Susana; Fresno, Sandra; Juan M. Tomás; Regué, Miguel

    2003-01-01

    To determine the function of the wabG gene in the biosynthesis of the core lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Klebsiella pneumoniae, we constructed wabG nonpolar mutants. Data obtained from the comparative chemical and structural analysis of LPS samples obtained from the wild type, the mutant strain, and the complemented mutant demonstrated that the wabG gene is involved in attachment to ?-l-glycero-d-manno-heptopyranose II (l,d-HeppII) at the O-3 position of an ?-d-galactopyranosyluronic acid (?-d-...

  14. Effects of Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis Mutations on K1 Polysaccharide Association with the Escherichia coli Cell Surface

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    Jiménez, Natalia; Senchenkova, Sofya N.; Knirel, Yuriy A.; Pieretti, Giuseppina; Corsaro, Maria M.; Aquilini, Eleonora; Regué, Miguel; Merino, Susana; Juan M. Tomás

    2012-01-01

    The presence of cell-bound K1 capsule and K1 polysaccharide in culture supernatants was determined in a series of in-frame nonpolar core biosynthetic mutants from Escherichia coli KT1094 (K1, R1 core lipopolysaccharide [LPS] type) for which the major core oligosaccharide structures were determined. Cell-bound K1 capsule was absent from mutants devoid of phosphoryl modifications on l-glycero-d-manno-heptose residues (HepI and HepII) of the inner-core LPS and reduced in mutants devoid of phosph...

  15. The role of lipopolysaccharide/toll-like receptor 4 signaling in chronic liver diseases

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    Soares, João-Bruno; Pimentel-Nunes, Pedro; Roncon-Albuquerque, Roberto; Leite-Moreira, Adelino

    2010-01-01

    Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a pattern recognition receptor that functions as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) sensor and whose activation results in the production of several pro-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-bacterial cytokines. TLR4 is expressed in several cells of healthy liver. Despite the constant confrontation of hepatic TLR4 with gut-derived LPS, the normal liver does not show signs of inflammation due to its low expression of TLR4 and ability to modulate TLR4 signaling. Nevertheless, t...

  16. Lipopolysaccharides of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis Induce Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Rat Peritoneal Macrophages

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    López-Urrutia, Luis; Alonso, Andrés; Nieto, Maria Luisa; Bayón, Yolanda; Orduña, Antonio; Sánchez Crespo, Mariano

    2000-01-01

    Smooth lipopolysaccharide (S-LPS) and lipid A of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis induced the production of nitric oxide (NO) by rat adherent peritoneal cells, but they induced lower levels of production of NO than Escherichia coli LPS. The participation of the inducible isoform of NO synthase (iNOS) was confirmed by the finding of an increased expression of both iNOS mRNA and iNOS protein. These observations might help to explain (i) the acute outcome of Brucella infection in rodents...

  17. Lipopolysaccharide Inhibits the Channel Activity of the P2X7 Receptor

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    Alejandro Escobar; Claudio Acuña-Castillo; J. Pablo Huidobro-Toro; Margarita Montoya; Jorge Escobar; Miguel Rios; Ricardo Fernández; Mónica Imarai; Tanya Neira; Ximena Lopez; Felipe E. Rodríguez; Antonello Penna; Elias Leiva-Salcedo; Claudio Coddou

    2011-01-01

    The purinergic P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) plays an important role during the immune response, participating in several events such as cytokine release, apoptosis, and necrosis. The bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the strongest stimuli of the immune response, and it has been shown that P2X7R activation can modulate LPS-induced responses. Moreover, a C-terminal binding site for LPS has been proposed. In order to evaluate if LPS can directly modulate the activity of the P2X7R, ...

  18. P2X7 receptor activation amplifies lipopolysaccharide-induced vascular hyporeactivity via interleukin-1? release

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    CHIAO, CHIN-WEI; Tostes, Rita C; Webb, R Clinton

    2008-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulates cytoplasmic accumulation of pro-interleukin (IL)-1?. Activation of P2X7 receptors stimulates conversion of pro-IL-1? into mature IL-1?, which is then secreted. Because both LPS (in vivo) and IL-1? (in vitro) decrease vascular reactivity to contractile agents, we hypothesized that: 1) P2X7 receptor activation contributes to LPS-induced vascular hyporeactivity; and 2) IL-1? mediates this change. Thoracic aortas were obtained from 12-week-old male C57BL/6 mice...

  19. Synthesis, characterization and immunological properties of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 lipopolysaccharide- diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine

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    Shadi Rokhsartalab-Azar; Reza Shapouri; Mehdi Rahnema; Faezeh Najafzadeh; Anvarsadat Kianmehr

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objective: Escherichia coli O157:H7, an emerging pathogen, causes severe enteritis and the extraintestinal complication of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The goal of this study was to evaluate the conjugate of E. coli O157: H7 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with diphtheria toxoid (DT) as a candidate vaccine in mice model.Material and Methods: LPS from E. coli O157:H7 was extracted by hot phenol method and then detoxified. Purified LPS was coupled to DT with adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH) ...

  20. Lipopolysaccharide Membranes and Membrane Proteins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Studied by Computer Simulation

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    Straatsma, TP

    2006-12-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous environmental Gram-negative bacterium with high metabolic versatility and an exceptional ability to adapt to a wide range of ecological environments, including soil, marches, coastal habitats, plant and animal tissues. Gram-negative microbes are characterized by the asymmetric lipopolysaccharide outer membrane, the study of which is important for a number of applications. The adhesion to mineral surfaces plays a central role in characterizing their contribution to the fate of contaminants in complex environmental systems by effecting microbial transport through soils, respiration redox chemistry, and ion mobility. Another important application stems from the fact that it is also a major opportunistic human pathogen that can result in life-threatening infections in many immunocompromised patients, such as lung infections in children with cystic fibrosis, bacteraemia in burn victims, urinary-tract infections in catheterized patients, hospital-acquired pneumonia in patients on respirators, infections in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, and keratitis and corneal ulcers in users of extended-wear soft contact lenses. The inherent resistance against antibiotics which has been linked with the specific interactions in the outer membrane of P. aeruginosa makes these infections difficult to treat. Developments in simulation methodologies as well as computer hardware have enabled the molecular simulation of biological systems of increasing size and with increasing accuracy, providing detail that is difficult or impossible to obtain experimentally. Computer simulation studies contribute to our understanding of the behavior of proteins, protein-protein and protein-DNA complexes. In recent years, a number of research groups have made significant progress in applying these methods to the study of biological membranes. However, these applications have been focused exclusively on lipid bilayer membranes and on membrane proteins in lipid bilayers. A few simulation studies of outer membrane proteins of Gram-negative bacteria have been reported using simple lipid bilayers, even though this is not a realistic representation of the outer membrane environment. This contribution describes our recent molecular simulation studies of the rough lipopolysaccharide membrane of P. aeruginosa, which are the first and only reported studies to date for a complete, periodic lipopolysaccharide outer membrane. This also includes our current efforts in building on our initial and unique experience simulating the lipopolysaccharide membrane in the development and application of novel computational procedures and tools that allow molecular simulation studies of outer membrane proteins of Gram-negative bacteria to be carried out in realistic membrane models.

  1. Genes of the adaptive immune system are expressed early in zebrafish larval development following lipopolysaccharide stimulation

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    Li, Fengling; Zhang, Shicui; Wang, Zhiping; Li, Hongyan

    2011-03-01

    Information regarding immunocompetence of the adaptive immune system (AIS) in zebrafish Danio rerio remains limited. Here, we stimulated an immune response in fish embryos, larvae and adults using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and measured the upregulation of a number of AIS-related genes ( Rag2, AID, TCRAC, IgLC-1, mIg, sIg, IgZ and DAB) 3 and 18 h later. We found that all of the genes evaluated were strongly induced following LPS stimulation, with most of them responding at 8 d post fertilization. This confirms that a functional adaptive immune response is present in D. rerio larvae, and provides a window for further functional analyses.

  2. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with Brucella native hapten polysaccharide and smooth lipopolysaccharide.

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    Alonso-Urmeneta, B.; Moriyón, I; Díaz, R.; Blasco, J. M.

    1988-01-01

    Brucella melitensis native haptens (NH) are polysaccharides identical to the O-side chain of the smooth lipopolysaccharide (S-LPS) (E. Moreno, H. Mayer, and I. Moriyón, Infect. Immun. 55:2850-2853, 1987) which precipitate with sera from infected cattle but not from strain 19-vaccinated cattle. In the present work, NH was extracted by the hot-water method (R. Díaz, J. Toyos, M.D. Salvo, and M.L. Pardo, Ann. Rech. Vet. 12:35-39, 1981) and purified free of S-LPS and protein. Purified NH lacked t...

  3. Induction of immune and adjuvant immunoglobulin G responses in mice by Brucella lipopolysaccharide.

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    Moreno, E.; Kurtz, R S; Berman, D. T.

    1984-01-01

    The immunogenic and adjuvant properties of Brucella abortus and Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) were studied in endotoxin-responsive, athymic, and euthymic BALB/c mice and in responsive C3H/HeAu mice and congenic nonresponsive C3H/HeJ mice. Consistent with previous reports, E. coli LPS did not stimulate significant primary or secondary antibody responses in C3H/HeJ mice and induced the production of immunoglobulin M (IgM) and low levels of IgG in C3H/HeAu mice. In contrast, B. abo...

  4. Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis without the Lipids: Recognition Promiscuity of Escherichia coli Heptosyltransferase I

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    Czyzyk, Daniel J.; Liu, Cassie; Taylor, Erika A.

    2011-01-01

    Heptosyltransferase I (HepI) is responsible for the transfer of L-glycero-D-manno-heptose to a 3-deoxy-?-D-oct-2-ulopyranosonic acid (Kdo) of the growing core region of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The catalytic efficiency of HepI with the fully deacylated analogue of Escherichia coli HepI LipidA is 12-fold greater than with the fully acylated substrate, with a kcat/Km of 2.7 × 106 M?1 s?1, compared to a value of 2.2 × 105 M?1 s?1 for the Kdo2-LipidA substrate. Not only is this is the first demo...

  5. Lipopolysaccharide contamination of beta-lactoglobulin affects the immune response against intraperitoneally and orally administrated antigen

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    Pedersen, Susanne Brix; Kjær, T.M.R.; Barkholt, Vibeke; Frøkiær, Hanne

    2004-01-01

    Microbial components in the environment are potent activators of the immune system with capacity to shift the active immune response towards priming of Th1 and/or Th2 cells. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a cell-wall component of Gram-negative bacteria, is extensively present in food products like cow's milk. It is not well established, however, how this presence of LPS affects oral tolerance induction. METHODS: We studied the effect of LPS contamination in a commercial preparation of the cow milk pr...

  6. Interference of Salmonella typhimurium lipopolysaccharide on performance and biological parameters of broiler chickens

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    RH, Rauber; VJ, Perlin; CD, Fin; AL, Mallmann; DP, Miranda; LZ, Giacomini; VP do, Nascimento.

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine the interference of Salmonella typhimurium lipopolysaccharide (sLPS) on the performance, biological parameters, and histological evaluations of 198 one-day-old male broiler chickens divided into three treatments according to sLPS dose (0, 250, or 500 µg/applicat [...] ion/bird) that was applied to the birds every other day, from 15 to 27 days of age. At the end of the experiment (28 days), significant effects were observed on body weight (R= -0.17 and P=0.05), total cholesterol serum levels(R=0.43 and p

  7. Dodecaprenyl Phosphate-Galacturonic Acid as a Donor Substrate for Lipopolysaccharide Core Glycosylation in Rhizobium leguminosarum*

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    Kanjilal-Kolar, Suparna; Raetz, Christian R H

    2006-01-01

    The lipid A and inner core regions of Rhizobium leguminosarum lipopolysaccharide contain four galacturonic acid (GalA) residues. Two are attached to the outer unit of the 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (Kdo) disaccharide, one to the mannose residue, and one to the 4?-position of lipid A. The enzymes RgtA and RgtB, described in the accompanying article, catalyze GalA transfer to the Kdo residue, whereas RgtC is responsible for modification of the core mannose unit. Heterologous expression of...

  8. Investigations of hippocampal astrocytes in lipopolysaccharide-preconditioned rats in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy

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    Bo?ena Pawlikowska-Pawl?ga; Aleksandra Krawczyk; Regina Cybulska; Miros?awa Dmowska; Jadwiga Jaworska-Adamu

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    The present paper is the first work to determine the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy on the morphology of rat hippocampal astrocytes in vivo. The study involved adult male Wistar rats, which 72 hours prior to administration of pilocarpine hydrochloride (PILO) were intraperitoneally (ip) preconditioned with LPS at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg b.w. The control animals were administered (ip) saline or LPS alone. The astrocytes in the control anim...

  9. A novel Escherichia coli lipid A mutant that produces an antiinflammatory lipopolysaccharide.

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    Somerville, J E; Cassiano, L; Bainbridge, B; Cunningham, M. D.; Darveau, R P

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    A unique screen was used to identify mutations in Escherichia coli lipid A biosynthesis that result in a decreased ability to stimulate E-selectin expression by human endothelial cells. A mutation was identified in the msbB gene of E. coli that resulted in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) that lacks the myristoyl fatty acid moiety of the lipid A. Unlike all previously reported lipid A mutants, the msbB mutant was not conditionally lethal for growth. Viable cells or purified LPS from an msbB mutant ha...

  10. Effect of ionizing radiation on macrophage stimulating property of Vibrio parahaemolyticus lipopolysaccharide

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    Effect of gamma radiation on the macrophage stimulating ability of Vibrio parahaemolyticus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was examined. Radiodetoxified LPS (RLPS) when injected (ip) in mice stimulated peritoneal macrophages as was evident from the enhancement of their acid hydrolases and cellular RNA contents. RLPS also stimulated the phagocytic activities of macrophages. The stimulation of macrophages was slightly less as compared to that observed with n ative LPS. Thus, treatment of LPS with 15 kGy dose of gamma radiation results in a slight reduction in its macrophage stimulating ability. (author). 3 tabs., 22 refs

  11. Astragalus mongholicus polysaccharide inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced production of TNF-? and interleukin-8

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    Yuan Yuan, Mei Sun, Ke-Shen Li

    2009-01-01

    AIM: To explore the effect of Astragalus mongholicus polysaccharide (APS) on gene expression and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) transcriptional activity in intestinal epithelial cells (IEC).METHODS: IEC were divided into control group, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) group, LPS+ 50 ?g/mL APS group, LPS+ 100 ?g/mL APS group, LPS+ 200 ?g/mL APS group, and LPS+ 500 ?g/mL APS group. Levels of mRNAs in LPS-induced inflammatory factors, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-? and interleukin (IL)-8, were m...

  12. Induction of IL-10-producing CD4+ T-cells in Chronic Periodontitis

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    Kobayashi, R.; Kono, T.(KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan); Bolerjack, B.A.; Fukuyama, Y.; Gilbert, R.S.; Ruby, J,; Kataoka, K.; Wada, M; Yamamoto, M; Fujihashi, K.

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    Precise immunological aspects of inflamed gingival mucosa remain to be elucidated in the murine experimental periodontitis model; therefore, we have characterized the mucosal immune cells in the inflamed gingiva of mice with alveolar bone reduction. Mice were orally infected with Porphyromonas gingivalis 15 times over 2 weeks. Gingival mononuclear cells (GMCs) were isolated from P. gingivalis- and sham-infected mice 1, 7, 15, and 30 days after the last infection. Although the greatest degree ...

  13. Silver-Zeolite Combined to Polyphenol-Rich Extracts of Ascophyllum nodosum: Potential Active Role in Prevention of Periodontal Diseases

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    Tamanai-Shacoori, Zohreh; Chandad, Fatiha; Rébillard, Amélie; Cillard, Josiane; Bonnaure-Mallet, Martine

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate various biological effects of silver-zeolite and a polyphenol-rich extract of A. nodosum (ASCOP) to prevent and/or treat biofilm-related oral diseases. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Streptococcus gordonii contribute to the biofilm formation associated with chronic periodontitis. In this study, we evaluated in vitro antibacterial and anti-biofilm effects of silver-zeolite (Ag-zeolite) combined to ASCOP on P. gingivalis and S. gordonii growth and biofilm...

  14. A protein secretion system linked to bacteroidete gliding motility and pathogenesis

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    Sato, Keiko; Naito, Mariko; Yukitake, Hideharu; Hirakawa, Hideki; Shoji, Mikio; McBride, Mark J.; Rhodes, Ryan G.; Nakayama, Koji

    2009-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis secretes strong proteases called gingipains that are implicated in periodontal pathogenesis. Protein secretion systems common to other Gram-negative bacteria are lacking in P. gingivalis, but several proteins, including PorT, have been linked to gingipain secretion. Comparative genome analysis and genetic experiments revealed 11 additional proteins involved in gingipain secretion. Six of these (PorK, PorL, PorM, PorN, PorW, and Sov) were similar in sequence to Flavoba...

  15. Enhancement of Natural Resistance to Influenza Virus in Lipopolysaccharide-Responsive and -Nonresponsive Mice by Propionibacterium acnes

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    Gangemi, J. David; Hightower, James A.; Jackson, Ronnie A.; Maher, Michael H.; Welsh, Marcia G.; Sigel, M. Michael

    1983-01-01

    Lipopolysaccharide-responsive C3H/HeN mice were rendered resistant to a mouse-adapted strain of influenza (Aichi, H3N2) virus when Propionibacterium acnes was given either intranasally or intraperitoneally several days before virus infection. The time of P. acnes treatment was important since no protection was demonstrated when this agent was given either on the same day as or several days after virus challenge. In contrast, lipopolysaccharide-nonresponsive C3H/HeJ mice were not protected whe...

  16. Effects of tylosin on serum cytokine levels in healthy and lipopolysaccharide-treated mice.

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    Er, Ayse; Yazar, Enver; Uney, Kamil; Elmas, Muammer; Altan, Feray; Cetin, Gul

    2010-03-01

    The effects of different doses of tylosin on serum cytokine concentrations were investigated in healthy and lipopolysaccharide-treated mice. The mice were divided into seven groups. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was injected into the positive control group. The other six groups received three different tylosin doses concurrently without or with LPS: 10 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg + LPS, 100 mg/kg + LPS and 500 mg/kg + LPS. After treatment, serum samples were collected at 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours. Serum tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), interleukin 1beta (IL1beta) and IL10 levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Tylosin doses of 10 and 100 mg/kg induced no cytokine production in the healthy mice. Tylosin at 500 mg/kg had no effect on TNFalpha or IL1beta production, but it induced IL10 production in healthy mice. All doses of tylosin reduced the elevated TNFalpha and IL1beta in LPS-treated mice but increased their IL10 levels. In conclusion, these data suggest that tylosin has an immunomodulatory effect at the dose recommended for use against infection. PMID:20159741

  17. Synthesis, characterization and immunological properties of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 lipopolysaccharide- diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine

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    Shadi Rokhsartalab-Azar

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Escherichia coli O157:H7, an emerging pathogen, causes severe enteritis and the extraintestinal complication of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The goal of this study was to evaluate the conjugate of E. coli O157: H7 lipopolysaccharide (LPS with diphtheria toxoid (DT as a candidate vaccine in mice model.Material and Methods: LPS from E. coli O157:H7 was extracted by hot phenol method and then detoxified. Purified LPS was coupled to DT with adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH as a spacer and 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl carbodiimide (EDAC as a linker. The coupling molar ratio of LPS to DT was 3:1. Clinical evaluation of E. coli O157:H7 LPS-DT conjugate was also performed.Results: The conjugate was devoid of endotoxin activity and indicated 0.125 U/ml of D-LPS. Mice immunization with D-LPS DT conjugate elicited fourfold higher IgG antibody in comparison to D-LPS. Also, in vivo protection of mice with conjugate provided high protection against the LD50 of E. coli O157:H7, which indicated a good correlation with the IgG titer.Conclusion: Our results showed that the suggested vaccine composed of E. coli O157:H7 LPS and DT had a significant potential to protect against E. coli infections.Keywords: Escherichia coli O157:H7, Conjugate vaccine, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, Diphtheria toxoid (DT

  18. Involvement of Semicarbazide-Sensitive Amine Oxidase-Mediated Deamination in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation

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    Yu, Peter H.; Lu, Li-Xin; Fan, Hui; Kazachkov, Mychaylo; Jiang, Zhong-Jian; Jalkanen, Sirpa; Stolen, Craig

    2006-01-01

    Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) resides on the vascular endothelium and smooth muscle cell surface and is capable of deaminating short chain aliphatic amines and producing toxic aldehydes and hydrogen peroxide. The enzyme, also known as a vascular adhesion protein-1, is involved in the inflammation process. This intriguing protein with dual functions is increased in the serum of diabetic and heart failure patients. In the present study we assessed the involvement of SSAO in a lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary inflammation model using transgenic mice that overexpress human vascular adhesion protein-1. Overexpression of SSAO activity increased the formation of protein-formaldehyde deposits in tissues. Lysine residues of proteins were the primary targets for cross-linkage with formaldehyde derived from deamination of methylamine. Lipopolysaccharide-induced increases in inflammatory cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid were significantly higher in the transgenic than in the nontransgenic mice. BAL cell counts were also higher in the untreated transgenic than in nontransgenic mice. Blocking SSAO activity with a selective inhibitor significantly reduced the number of neutrophils as well as levels of macrophage inflammatory protein-1?, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, tumor necrosis factor-?, and interleukin-6 in the BAL fluid. Inhalation of methylamine also increased BAL neutrophil counts. Together, these results suggest a role for SSAO-mediated deamination in pulmonary inflammation. PMID:16507887

  19. [A comparative analysis of the ice nucleation activity of pseudomonad cells and lipopolysaccharides].

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    Zdorovenko, G M; Vereme?chenko, S N; Kipriianova, E A

    2004-01-01

    The paper deals with the study of the ice nucleation activity of the cells, extracellular lipopolysaccharides (ELPSs), lipopolysaccharides (LPSs), and their structural components (lipid A, core oligosaccharide, and O-specific polysaccharide) of Pseudomonas fluorescens, P. syringae, P.fragi, and P. pseudoalcaligenes. The aqueous suspensions of the intact cells of P. syringae IMV 1951 and IMV 185 began to freeze at -1 and -4 degrees C, respectively. This suggests that these cells possess ice nucleation activity. The aqueous cell suspensions of two other strains, P. fluorescens IMV 1433 and IMV 2125, began to freeze at lower temperatures than did distilled water (-9 degrees C), which suggests that the cells of these strains possess antifreeze activity. The ice nucleation activity of the bacterial strains studied did not show any correlation with their taxonomic status. The ice nucleation activity of ELPSs depended little on their concentration (within a concentration range of 0.2-0.4%). In most cases, the ice nucleation activity of ELPSs, LPSs, and their structural components differed from that of the intact cells from which these biopolymers were obtained. This may indicate that the biopolymers under study play a role in ice nucleation, but this role is not crucial. The relationship between the structure of LPSs and their effect on ice nucleation is discussed. PMID:15521177

  20. DMPD: Signal transduction by the lipopolysaccharide receptor, Toll-like receptor-4. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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  1. MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF INTERACTIONS OF POLYMYXIN B3 AND ITS ALA-MUTANTS WITH LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE

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    Lisnyak Yu. V.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Emergence of nosocomial bacterial pathogens (especially Gram-negative bacteria with multiple resistance against almost all available antibiotics is a growing medical problem. No novel drugs targeting multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have been developed in recent years. In this context, there has been greatly renewed interest to cyclic lipodecapeptides polymyxins. Polymyxins exhibit rapid bactericidal activity, they are specific and highly potent against Gramnegative bacteria, but have potential nephrotoxic side effects. So polymyxins are attractive lead compounds to develop analogues with improved microbiological, pharmacological and toxicological properties. A detailed knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of polymyxin interactions with its cell targets is a prerequisite for the purposeful improvement of its therapeutic properties. The primary cell target of a polymyxin is a lipopolysaccharide (LPS in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. The binding site of polymyxin on LPS has been supposed to be Kdo2-lipid A fragment. Methods. For all molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulation experiments the YASARA suite of programs was used. Complex of antimicrobial peptide polymyxin В3 (PmB3 with Kdo2-lipid A portion of E. coli lipopolysaccharide was constructed by rigid docking with flexible side chains of the peptide. By alanine scanning of polymyxin В3 bound to LPS followed by simulated annealing minimization of the complexes in explicit water environment, the molecular aspects of PmB3-LPS binding have been studied by 20 ns molecular dynamics simulations at 298 K and pH 7.0. The AMBER03 force field was used with a 1.05 nm force cutoff. To treat long range electrostatic interactions the Particle Mesh Ewald algorithm was used. Results. Ala-mutations of polymyxin’s residues Dab1, Dab3, Dab5, Dab8 and Dab9 in the PmB3-LPS complex caused sustained structural changes resulting in the notable loss in stability of LPS complexes with Ala-mutants of PmB3. The mutations disturbed the characteristic hydrogen-bond network of PmB3-LPS complex. Ala-mutations of Dab1, Dab8 and Dab9 amino acid residues of PmB3 destabilized PmB3- LPS complex to a greater extent: the values of binding energy for these mutants showed increase and largeamplitude irregular fluctuations. Conclusions. Hydrogen bonding of polymyxin B with the lipopolysaccharide is an important factor of the stability of PmB3-LPS complex. Detailed knowledge of the peculiarities of molecular interactions of polymyxins with its primary target on the outer membrane of Gramnegative bacteria is a prerequisite of a purposeful design of novel polymyxin-like lipopeptides.

  2. Microglial ablation and lipopolysaccharide preconditioning affects pilocarpine-induced seizures in mice

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    Mirrione, M.M.; Mirrione, M.M.; Konomosa, D.K.; Ioradanis, G.; Dewey, S.L.; Agzzid, A.; Heppnerd, F.L.; Tsirka, St.E.

    2010-04-01

    Activated microglia have been associated with neurodegeneration in patients and in animal models of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), however their precise functions as neurotoxic or neuroprotective is a topic of significant investigation. To explore this, we examined the effects of pilocarpine-induced seizures in transgenic mice where microglia/macrophages were conditionally ablated. We found that unilateral ablation of microglia from the dorsal hippocampus did not alter acute seizure sensitivity. However, when this procedure was coupled with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) preconditioning (1 mg/kg given 24 h prior to acute seizure), we observed a significant pro-convulsant phenomenon. This effect was associated with lower metabolic activation in the ipsilateral hippocampus during acute seizures, and could be attributed to activity in the mossy fiber pathway. These findings reveal that preconditioning with LPS 24 h prior to seizure induction may have a protective effect which is abolished by unilateral hippocampal microglia/macrophage ablation.

  3. Anti-lipopolysaccharide toxin therapy for whole body X-irradiation overdose

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    Gaffin, S.L.; Wells, M.; Jordan, J.P.

    1985-09-01

    Death in humans from ionising radiation overexposure in the 3-8 Gy (300-800 rad) range is in part due to the toxaemia caused by the entry of gram-negative bacteria and/or their lipopolysaccharide toxin (LPS) into the blood circulation through the walls of partially denuded gut. Anti-LPS hyperimmune equine plasma was evaluated for its ability to lower irradiation-induced lethality. Mice were irradiated with 6.3 Gy (630 rad) and six days later received equine Anti-LPS hyperimmune plasma, control plasma or saline. Mortalities in the three groups were 58%, 92% and 79% (p < 0.01) respectively. Thus Anti-LPS may prove useful as an adjunct to conventional therapy in treating radiation sickness.

  4. Chronic lipopolysaccharide infusion fails to induce depressive-like behaviour in adult male rats

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    Fischer, Christina Weide; Liebenberg, Nico; Madsen, Anne Mette; Müller, Heidi Kaastrup; Lund, Sten; Wegener, Gregers

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    shed light on mechanisms possibly linking depression and metabolic alterations. OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated a behavioural and metabolic paradigm following chronic infusion with low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) using osmotic minipumps in male rats. METHODS: Behavioural testing...... consisted of evaluating activity level in the open field and depressive-like behaviour in the forced swim test. Metabolic assessment included measurement of body weight, food and water intake, and glucose and insulin levels during an oral glucose tolerance test. RESULTS: LPS-infused rats showed acute signs...... of sickness behaviour, but chronic LPS infusion did not induce behavioural or metabolic changes. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that although inflammation is immediately induced as indicated by acute sickness, 4 weeks of chronic LPS administration via osmotic minipumps did not result in...

  5. Characterization of Lipopolysaccharides of Bradyrhizobium japonicum KDR 15 Heavy Metal Tolerant

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    ALFI DATIN ZAUQIAH

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The lipopolysaccharide (LPS of Bradyrhizobium japonicum KDR 15 heavy metal tolerant strain was isolated by miniphenol-water extraction and yielded LPS in phenol and water phase. The LPS KDR 15 was further characterized by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrilamide gel electrophoresis (SDS PAGE and showed many bands distributed from an area of high until low molecular weight (LPS IA, IB, and II. Composition analysis of the LPS had been done after acetic acid 1% hydrolysis. The polysaccharide portion consist of glucose, sucrose, galactose, mannose, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, ribose, glucosamine, and 3-deoksi-D-manno-oktulosonat (KDO. Lipid A portion consisted of C16:0 and C18:1. The LPS also contained 0.02% of protein and 1.7% of phosphate. The presence of functional groups that shows negative charge densities such as phosphate and carboxyl within LPS KDR 15 assumed to be a potentially binding sites for accumulating heavy metals.

  6. The structure of the core part of Proteus vulgaris OX2 lipopolysaccharide.

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    Vinogradov, E; Bock, K

    1999-08-15

    The identity of a novel structural component, an open-chain acetalic linkage, in the core part of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Proteus vulgaris serotype OX2 has been determined by extensive NMR spectroscopic analysis of fragments isolated after mild acid hydrolysis of the intact LPS. The open-chain N-acetylgalactosamine fragment is substituted in the 4-position by non-stoichiometric amounts of a beta-galactopyranose residue and the overall structure of the core is as follows: [formula: see text] All sugars except the N-acetylgalactosamine are in the pyranose form, alpha-Hep refers to L-glycero-alpha-D-manno-heptopyranose and alpha-DDHep to D-glycero-alpha-D-manno-heptopyranose. Bold italics indicate non-stoichiometric substituents. PMID:10573861

  7. Immunologic activity of lipopolysaccharides released from macrophages after the uptake of intact E coli in vitro

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    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) have been isolated from culture supernatants and from cell lysates after the in vitro phagocytosis of E. coli by murine macrophages. By using E. coli radiolabeled specifically in the LPS component with [3H]galactose, the authors studies have shown that the macrophage-processed LPS is enhanced with respect to its immunostimulatory activity in comparison with control phenol-water-extracted LPS. As assessed by its ability to induce interluekin 1 production in naive macrophages or proliferation in cultures of murine splenocytes, the macrophage-processed LPS is between 10- and 100-fold greater in specific activity. Evidence is presented for both structural and chemical alterations in the LPS macromolecule

  8. Immunochemical studies of oligosaccharides obtained from the lipopolysaccharide of Brucella ovis.

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    Suarez, C E; Pacheco, G A; Vigliocco, A M

    1990-05-01

    Brucella ovis rough lipopolysaccharide (R-LPS) was studied with respect to its heterogeneity, chain length, sugar composition and immunological activity. R-LPS was mildly hydrolysed and oligosaccharides were recovered in the upper phase after partition with chloroform-methanol. Gel-filtration of the upper phase in a column of Bio-Gel P-2 yielded oligosaccharides of 2, 4, 6 and 7 monosaccharide units, 2-keto-deoxy-octulosonic acid (KDO), and monosaccharides. Strong acid hydrolysis followed by paper chromatography showed that the hexa- and heptasaccharides are both composed of glucose, KDO and an unidentified sugar while tetrasaccharide is composed of glucose, mannose and glucosamine. These three oligosaccharides were able to inhibit the LPS-antibody reaction in a solid phase radioimmunoassay, suggesting the oligosaccharides bear antigenic determinants of LPS. PMID:2363245

  9. Differential Stimulatory Activities of Smooth and Rough Brucella abortus Lipopolysaccharide in Murine Macrophages

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    Raheela Akhtar1,2*, Yongqun O. He2, Charles B. Larson2, Zafar I. Chaudhary3 and Mansur ud-Din Ahmad4

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide (LPS was isolated and purified from rough (RB51 and smooth (S2308 strains of Brucella. The LPS preparations were used to treat murine (RAW 264.7 macrophages in order to study their differential effects. Treated macrophages were tested by lysozyme release test (LRT, nitroblue tetrazolium test (NBT and nitric oxide (NO assay, respectively. Rough Brucella LPS induced significantly higher levels of lysozyme release, oxidative stress, and nitric oxide in murine macrophages than smooth Brucella LPS or combined LPS (rough + smooth LPS. These responses were dose-dependent. Macrophages treated with rough LPS were more Brucellacidal than those treated with smooth LPS. The minimal stimulation of murine macrophages by Brucella smooth LPS may provide basis for less active immune responses against smooth strains.

  10. Importance of Lipopolysaccharide and Cyclic ?-1,2-Glucans in Brucella-Mammalian Infections.

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    Haag, Andreas F; Myka, Kamila K; Arnold, Markus F F; Caro-Hernández, Paola; Ferguson, Gail P

    2010-01-01

    Brucella species are the causative agents of one of the most prevalent zoonotic diseases: brucellosis. Infections by Brucella species cause major economic losses in agriculture, leading to abortions in infected animals and resulting in a severe, although rarely lethal, debilitating disease in humans. Brucella species persist as intracellular pathogens that manage to effectively evade recognition by the host's immune system. Sugar-modified components in the Brucella cell envelope play an important role in their host interaction. Brucella lipopolysaccharide (LPS), unlike Escherichia coli LPS, does not trigger the host's innate immune system. Brucella produces cyclic ?-1,2-glucans, which are important for targeting them to their replicative niche in the endoplasmic reticulum within the host cell. This paper will focus on the role of LPS and cyclic ?-1,2-glucans in Brucella-mammalian infections and discuss the use of mutants, within the biosynthesis pathway of these cell envelope structures, in vaccine development. PMID:21151694

  11. Lipopolysaccharide induction of autophagy is associated with enhanced bactericidal activity in Dictyostelium discoideum

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    Pflaum, Katherine; Gerdes, Kimberly; Yovo, Kossi; Callahan, Jennifer; Snyder, Michelle L.D.

    2012-01-01

    Innate immune cells respond to microbial invaders using pattern recognition receptors that detect conserved microbial patterns. Among the cellular processes stimulated downstream of pattern recognition machinery is the initiation of autophagy, which plays protective roles against intracellular microbes. We have shown recently that Dictyostelium discoideum, which takes up bacteria for nutritive purposes, may employ pattern recognition machinery to respond to bacterial prey, as D. discoideum cells upregulate bactericidal activity upon stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Here we extend these findings, showing that LPS treatment leads to induction of autophagosomal maturation in cells responding to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Cells treated with the autophagy-inducing drug rapamycin clear internalized bacteria at an accelerated rate, while LPS-enhanced clearance of bacteria is reduced in cells deficient for the autophagy-related genes atg1 and atg9. These findings link microbial pattern recognition with autophagy in the social amoeba D. discoideum. PMID:22575510

  12. Gram-Negative Marine Bacteria: Structural Features of Lipopolysaccharides and Their Relevance for Economically Important Diseases

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    Muhammad Ayaz Anwar

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Gram-negative marine bacteria can thrive in harsh oceanic conditions, partly because of the structural diversity of the cell wall and its components, particularly lipopolysaccharide (LPS. LPS is composed of three main parts, an O-antigen, lipid A, and a core region, all of which display immense structural variations among different bacterial species. These components not only provide cell integrity but also elicit an immune response in the host, which ranges from other marine organisms to humans. Toll-like receptor 4 and its homologs are the dedicated receptors that detect LPS and trigger the immune system to respond, often causing a wide variety of inflammatory diseases and even death. This review describes the structural organization of selected LPSes and their association with economically important diseases in marine organisms. In addition, the potential therapeutic use of LPS as an immune adjuvant in different diseases is highlighted.

  13. Bacteriophage adhesin-coated long-period gratings for bacterial lipopolysaccharide recognition

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    Koba, Marcin; ?mietana, Mateusz; Brzozowska, Ewa; Górska, Sabina; Mikulic, Predrag; Bock, Wojtek J.

    2014-05-01

    In this work we report an application of the optical fiber long-period gratings (LPGs) working near the dispersion turning point of higher order cladding modes for bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) recognition. We show that when the LPG is functionalized with the bacteriophage adhesin, it is capable of very specific LPS detection. Thus, we compare label-free binding effect for specific to the adhesin LPS-positive and non-specific LPS-negative. The resonance wavelength shift induced by the LPS-positive reaches 2.9 nm, while for LPS-negative the shift is negligible. The LPG-based sensing structure allows for monitoring of the binding phenomenon in real time and with good accuracy.

  14. Cytokine release by lipopolysaccharide-stimulated whole blood from patients with typhoid fever.

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    House, Deborah; Chinh, Nguyen T; Hien, Tran T; Parry, Christopher P; Ly, Nguyen T; Diep, To S; Wain, John; Dunstan, Sarah; White, Nicholas J; Dougan, Gordon; Farrar, Jeremy J

    2002-07-15

    The ex vivo cytokine response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of whole blood from patients with typhoid fever was investigated. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha release by LPS-stimulated blood was found to be lower during acute typhoid fever than after a course of antimicrobial therapy (P

  15. Gene expression profiles in the intestine of lipopolysaccharide-challenged piglets.

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    Yi, Dan; Hou, Yongqing; Wang, Lei; Zhao, Di; Ding, Binying; Wu, Tao; Chen, Hongbo; Liu, Yulan; Kang, Ping; Wu, Guoyao

    2016-01-01

    Bowel diseases are common in human and animals and are characterized by intestinal dysfunction and injury. A well-established porcine model of intestinal injury can be induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), an endotoxin released from the cell wall of pathogenic bacteria. LPS affects the expression of genes associated with intestinal immune response, mucosal growth, energy metabolism, absorption, mucosal barrier function, and antiviral function. Transcriptional analysis of intestinal genes reveals that the duodenum, jejunum, ileum and colon respond to LPS challenge in a similar pattern. Moreover, the jejunum and ileum exhibit greater responses to LPS challenge than the duodenum and colon with regard to gene expression. Additionally, over 85% of genes are co-expressed along the small and large intestines and there is a clear distinction in gene expression patterns amongst the different intestinal segments in pigs. These findings have important implications for underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for endotoxin-induced intestinal injury and dysfunction. PMID:26709789

  16. Lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis without the lipids: recognition promiscuity of Escherichia coli heptosyltransferase I.

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    Czyzyk, Daniel J; Liu, Cassie; Taylor, Erika A

    2011-12-13

    Heptosyltransferase I (HepI) is responsible for the transfer of l-glycero-d-manno-heptose to a 3-deoxy-?-D-oct-2-ulopyranosonic acid (Kdo) of the growing core region of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The catalytic efficiency of HepI with the fully deacylated analogue of Escherichia coli HepI LipidA is 12-fold greater than with the fully acylated substrate, with a k(cat)/K(m) of 2.7 × 10(6) M(-1) s(-1), compared to a value of 2.2 × 10(5) M(-1) s(-1) for the Kdo(2)-LipidA substrate. Not only is this is the first demonstration that an LPS biosynthetic enzyme is catalytically enhanced by the absence of lipids, this result has significant implications for downstream enzymes that are now thought to utilize deacylated substrates. PMID:22059588

  17. Responses of equine neutrophils to contagious equine metritis organism and its lipopolysaccharides.

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    Bertram, T A; Jensen, A E

    1984-06-01

    Morphology and function of equine neutrophils were evaluated after combination with contagious equine metritis organism (CEMO) or 1 of 2 CEMO lipopolysaccharides (LPS). The 2 LPS (LPS-a; LPS-p) isolated from the CEMO contained 14- and 16-carbon fatty acids, ketodeoxyoctanate, hexose, and heptose, but were morphologically distinct. Neutrophils exposed to LPS had fewer granules, whereas those exposed to CEMO had more granules than did the controls (phosphate-buffered saline solution). Neutrophil iodination was significantly increased with 10 and 25 micrograms of LPS-a, but not significantly altered by LPS-p or CEMO. Staphylococcus aureus ingestion was not influenced by CEMO and was mildly decreased by LPS-a. These results indicate that CEMO may have at least 2 functionally and morphologically distinct, but chemically similar, LPS and that 1 of these LPS (LPS-a) may enhance neutrophil killing by stimulating neutrophil iodinating mechanisms. PMID:6742570

  18. The core and O-polysaccharide structure of the Caulobacter crescentus lipopolysaccharide.

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    Jones, Michael D; Vinogradov, Evgeny; Nomellini, John F; Smit, John

    2015-01-30

    Here we describe the analysis of the structure of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Caulobacter crescentus strain JS1025, a derivative of C. crescentus CB15 NA1000 with an engineered amber mutation in rsaA, leading to the loss of the protein S-layer and gene CCNA_00471 encoding a putative GDP-L-fucose synthase. LPS was isolated using an aqueous membrane disruption method. Polysaccharide and core oligosaccharide were produced by mild acid hydrolysis and analyzed by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and chemical methods. Spectra revealed the presence of two polysaccharides, one of them, a rhamnan, could be removed using periodate oxidation. Another polymer, built from 4-amino-4-deoxy-D-rhamnose (perosamine), mannose, and 3-O-methyl-glucose, should be the O-chain of the LPS according to genetic data. The attribution of the rhamnan as a part of LPS or a separate polymer was not possible. PMID:25498010

  19. Structure determination of LpxD from the lipopolysaccharide-synthesis pathway of Acinetobacter baumannii

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    Crystal structures of the protein LpxD from A. baumannii were solved in apo forms that are suitable for structure-based antibacterial drug discovery. Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative bacterium that is resistant to many currently available antibiotics. The protein LpxD is a component of the biosynthetic pathway for lipopolysaccharides in the outer membrane of this bacterium and is a potential target for new antibacterial agents. This paper describes the structure determination of apo forms of LpxD in space groups P21 and P4322. These crystals contained six and three copies of the protein molecule in the asymmetric unit and diffracted to 2.8 and 2.7 Å resolution, respectively. A comparison of the multiple protein copies in the asymmetric units of these crystals reveals a common protein conformation and a conformation in which the relative orientation between the two major domains in the protein is altered

  20. Analyses of performance of novel sensors with different coatings for detection of Lipopolysaccharide

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    Mohd. Syaifudin, A. R.

    2011-10-01

    Interdigital sensors have been widely used for non-destructive applications. New types of planar interdigital sensors have been fabricated with different coating materials to assess the response to Lipopolysaccharide, LPS. All the coatings were selected and optimized to be stable in water, as the measurements take place in water media. Moreover, the coatings have been designed to have available carboxylic or amine functional groups. The use of these functional groups is a widely used technique to specifically binding of biomolecules. The coated sensors were then immobilized with Polymyxin B(PmB) which has the specific binding properties to LPS. This paper will highlight the fabrication process and initial investigations on the sensors\\' performance based on Impedance Spectroscopy. © 2011 IEEE.

  1. Dose dependency and individual variability of the lipopolysaccharide-induced bovine acute phase protein response

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    Jacobsen, S.; Andersen, P.H.; Tølbøll, T.; Heegaard, Peter M. H.

    2004-01-01

    . Concentrations of APP not only reflect the magnitude of LPS exposure but are also influenced by the ability of the individual cow to mount an acute phase response. The ability to produce SAA and haptoglobin may be an innate characteristic of the individual, as responses in consecutive challenges were......In order to investigate the dose dependency and the individual variability of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute phase protein response in cattle, 8 nonlactating, nonpregnant Danish Holstein cows were challenged 3 times each by intravenous injection of increasing doses (10, 100, and 1000 ng...... several days after each LPS injection, and their increase or decrease was significantly related to LPS dose. In addition to dose dependency, the response was also dependent on the individual, as APP concentrations differed significantly among cows. To compare APP production in 2 consecutive challenges...

  2. Gene expression profiling of liver from dairy cows treated intra-mammary with lipopolysaccharide

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    Jiang, Li; Sørensen, Peter; Røntved, Christine; Vels, Lotte; Ingvartsen, Klaus L

    2008-01-01

    Liver plays a profound role in the acute phase response (APR) observed in the early phase of acute bovine mastitis caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli). To gain an insight into the genes and pathways involved in hepatic APR of dairy cows we performed a global gene expression analysis of liver...... also seemed to participate in APR. CONCLUSIONS: Performing global gene expression analysis on liver tissue from IM LPS treated cows verified that the liver plays a major role in the APR of E. coli mastitis, and that the bovine hepatic APR follows the same pattern as other mammals when they are...... tissue sampled at different time points before and after intra-mammary (IM) exposure to E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment. RESULTS: Approximately 20% target transcripts were differentially expressed and eight co-expression clusters were identified. Each cluster had a unique time...

  3. Study of Nitric Oxide production by murine peritoneal macrophages induced by Brucella Lipopolysaccharide

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    Kavoosi G

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Brueclla is a gram negative bacteria that causes Brucellosis. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS ", the pathogenic agent of Brucella is composed of O-chain, core oligosaccharide and lipid A. in addition, the structural and biological properties of different LPS extracted from different strains are not identical. The first defense system against LPS is nonspecific immunity that causes macrophage activation. Activated macrophages produce oxygen and nitrogen radicals that enhance the protection against intracellular pathogens.In this experiment LPS was extracted by hot phenol- water procedure and the effect of various LPSs on nitric oxide prodution by peritoneal mouse macrophages was examined.Our results demonstrated that the effect of LPS on nitric oxide production is concentration-dependent we observed the maximum response in concentration of 10-20 microgram per milliliter. Also our results demonstrate that LPS extracted from vaccine Brucella abortus (S 19 had a highe effect on nitric oxide production than the LPS from other strains

  4. Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides Pretreatment Protects Against Mutagenic and lmmunosuppressor Effects of Cyclophosphamide in Mice

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    Abdella E

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The mutagenic and immunosuppressory effects of cyclophosphamide (CYP are still the primary limitation to wider application for treating a variety of human malignancies. On the one hand, CYP treatment predisposes transplant recipients and cancer patients to risk of bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, in the other word the, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, an endotoxin found in cell walls of gram- negative bacteria, has been shown to play a significant role in development a of multiple Immune system responses and can cause a fatal pathological effect. The present investigation is focused on immunization of mice with the endotoxin LPS prior to CYP treatment, in an attempt to reduce mutagenicity and immunosuppressory effects caused by CYP. The in vivo anti-cytotoxicity and anti- mutagenicity of the inflammatory agents of bacterial Lipopolysaccharides (LPS isolated from Aeromonas hydrophila was evaluated by bone marrow chromosomal aberrations assay,differential white blood cells (WBCs count and respiratory burst enzymatic assays for phagocytosis in mice exposed to CYP. The data presented in this article indicates that, treatment with low dose of bacterial LPS once a week for four weeks at a dose of •," ml of LPS suspension (o• µg/kg mice/week, was non- cytotoxic and un-mutagenic to the animal cells. However, pretreatment with low dose of bacterial LPS significantly increase cellular resistance to the mutagenic and immunosuppressory effects of CYP. In conclusion, this immunization protocol suggests that immunization of mice by LPS prior to CYP treatment may induce a number of adaptive antimutagenic and immune response molecular mechanisms.

  5. Multiple mechanisms involved in diabetes protection by lipopolysaccharide in non-obese diabetic mice

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    Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation has been proposed to be important for islet cell inflammation and eventually β cell loss in the course of type 1 diabetes (T1D) development. However, according to the “hygiene hypothesis”, bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS), an agonist on TLR4, inhibits T1D progression. Here we investigated possible mechanisms for the protective effect of LPS on T1D development in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. We found that LPS administration to NOD mice during the prediabetic state neither prevented nor reversed insulitis, but delayed the onset and decreased the incidence of diabetes, and that a multiple-injection protocol is more effective than a single LPS intervention. Further, LPS administration suppressed spleen T lymphocyte proliferation, increased the generation of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs), reduced the synthesis of strong Th1 proinflammatory cytokines, and downregulated TLR4 and its downstream MyD88-dependent signaling pathway. Most importantly, multiple injections of LPS induced a potential tolerogenic dendritic cell (DC) subset with low TLR4 expression without influencing the DC phenotype. Explanting DCs from repeated LPS-treated NOD mice into NOD/SCID diabetic mice conferred sustained protective effects against the progression of diabetes in the recipients. Overall, these results suggest that multiple mechanisms are involved in the protective effects of LPS against the development of diabetes in NOD diabetic mice. These include Treg induction, down-regulation of TLR4 and its downstream MyD88-dependent signaling pathway, and the emergence of a potential tolerogenic DC subset. - Highlights: • Administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) prevented type 1 diabetes in NOD mice. • Downregulating TLR4 level and MyD88-dependent pathway contributed to protection of LPS. • LPS administration also hampered DC maturation and promoted Treg differentiation

  6. Effects of lipopolysaccharide and chelator on mercury content in the cerebrum of thimerosal-administered mice.

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    Minami, Takeshi; Oda, Keisuke; Gima, Naoya; Yamazaki, Hideo

    2007-11-01

    Thimerosal is one of the best-known preservative agents for vaccines in the world but a relationship between its use and autism has long been suspected so that its effects on the brain need more detailed research. We here examined the influence of lipopolysaccharide injury to the blood-brain barrier on the penetration of mercury from thimerosal into mouse cerebrums, as well as the effect of chelator of heavy metals on cerebrum mercury content. Mercury can be expected to be detected in the cerebrum of normal mice, because the metal is present in standard mouse chow. When 60?g/kg of thimerosal was subcutaneously injected into the mouse, the mercury content in the cerebrum was significantly higher 48h after the thimerosal injection with a maximum peak after 72h. In addition, mercury content in the cerebrum was still higher on day 7 than in the control group. When lipopolysaccharide was pre-injected into mice to induce damage on blood-brain barrier, the mercury content in the cerebrum was significantly higher at 24 and 72h after the injection of 12?g/kg of thimerosal compared to the control group, this dose alone does not cause any increase. The mercury content in the cerebrums of mice was decreased to the control group level on day 7 when a chelator, dimercaprol, was administered once a day from days 3 to 6 after a 60?g/kg, s.c. injection. In addition, d-penicillamine as a chelator decreased the mercury contents in the cerebrum after the high dose administration. In conclusion, a physiological dose of thimerosal did not increase the content of mercury in the cerebrum, but levels were increased when damage to the blood-brain barrier occurred in mice injected with thimerosal. In addition, a chelator of heavy metals may be useful to remove mercury from the cerebrum. PMID:21783828

  7. A Glycam-Based Force Field for Simulations of Lipopolysaccharide Membranes: Parametrization and Validation

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    Kirschner, Karl N.; Lins, Roberto D.; Maass, Astrid; Soares, Thereza A.

    2012-11-13

    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) comprise the outermost layer of the Gram-negative bacteria cell envelope. Packed onto a lipid layer, the outer membrane displays remarkable physical−chemical differences compared to cell membranes. The carbohydrate-rich region confers a membrane asymmetry that underlies many biological processes such as endotoxicity, antibiotic resistance, and cell adhesion. Furthermore, unlike membrane proteins from other sources, integral outer-membrane proteins do not consist of transmembrane α helices; instead they consist of antiparallel β-barrels, which highlights the importance of the LPS membrane as a medium. In this work, we present an extension of the GLYCAM06 force field that has been specifically developed for LPS membranes using our Wolf2Pack program. This new set of parameters for lipopolysaccharide molecules expands the GLYCAM06 repertoire of monosaccharides to include phosphorylated N- and O-acetylglucosamine, 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2- ulosonic acid, L-glycero-D-manno-heptose and its O-carbamoylated variant, and N-alanine-D-galactosamine. A total of 1 µs of molecular dynamics simulations of the rough LPS membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 is used to showcase the added parameter set. The equilibration of the LPS membrane is shown to be signi!cantly slower compared to phospholipid membranes, on the order of 500 ns. It is further shown that water molecules penetrate the hydrocarbon region up to the terminal methyl groups, much deeper than commonly observed for phospholipid bilayers, and in agreement with neutron diffraction measurements. A comparison of simulated structural, dynamical, and electrostatic properties against corresponding experimentally available data shows that the present parameter set reproduces well the overall structure and the permeability of LPS membranes in the liquid-crystalline phase.

  8. n-Butanol extract from Folium isatidis inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory cytokine production in macrophages and protects mice against lipopolysaccharide-induced endotoxic shock

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Lili Jiang,1 Yili Lu,1 Jiahui Jin,1 Lili Dong,1 Fengli Xu,1 Shuangshuang Chen,1 Zhanyue Wang,2 Guang Liang,2 Xiaoou Shan11Department of Pediatrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital, 2Chemical Biology Research Center at The School of Pharmacy, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of ChinaAbstract: Sepsis, which is caused by severe infection, is an important cause of mortality, but effective clinical treatment against sepsis is extremely limited. As the main component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, lipopolysaccharide (LPS plays a major role in inflammatory responses. Studies have shown beneficial pharmacological effects for Folium isatidis. The present study further illuminated the effects of n-butanol extract from Folium isatidis in LPS-induced septic shock and identified the main active chemical components. Our study showed that pretreatment with n-butanol extract from Folium isatidis not only significantly inhibited LPS-induced tumor necrosis factor-? and interleukin-6 production but also markedly and dose dependently enhanced the recruitment of MyD88, the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and the degradation of I?B-?. Additionally, the extract exhibited dramatic protective effects against lung injury and death in mice with septic shock. Eight main active compounds were identified, including organic acids, glycoside, indolinones, and flavonoids. These findings provide a perspective on the respiratory protection offered by n-butanol extract from Folium isatidis in LPS-induced sepsis and outline a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of sepsis.Keywords: Folium isatidis, sepsis, inflammatory cytokine

  9. The Majority of In Vitro Macrophage Activation Exhibited by Extracts of Some Immune Enhancing Botanicals is Due to Bacterial Lipoproteins and Lipopolysaccharides

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    We have identified potent monocyte/macrophage activating bacterial lipoproteins within commonly used immune enhancing botanicals such as Echinacea, American ginseng and alfalfa sprouts. These bacterial lipoproteins, along with lipopolysaccharides, were substantially more potent than other bacteriall...

  10. Colistin-Resistant, Lipopolysaccharide-Deficient Acinetobacter baumannii Responds to Lipopolysaccharide Loss through Increased Expression of Genes Involved in the Synthesis and Transport of Lipoproteins, Phospholipids, and Poly-?-1,6-N-Acetylglucosamine

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    Henry, Rebekah; Vithanage, Nuwan; Harrison, Paul; Seemann, Torsten; Coutts, Scott; Moffatt, Jennifer H.; Nation, Roger L.; Li, Jian; Harper, Marina; Adler, Ben; Boyce, John D.

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    We recently demonstrated that colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii can result from mutational inactivation of genes essential for lipid A biosynthesis (Moffatt JH, et al., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 54:4971–4977). Consequently, strains harboring these mutations are unable to produce the major Gram-negative bacterial surface component, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). To understand how A. baumannii compensates for the lack of LPS, we compared the transcriptional profile of the A. baumann...

  11. Prophylactic effects of short-term acupuncture on Zusanli (ST36) in Wistar rats with lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury

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    Arthur de Sa FERREIRA

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the prophylactic effects of short-term manual acupuncture stimulation on Zusanli (ST36) on acute lung injury (ALI) caused by lipopolysaccharide instillation in Wistar rats.Methods: Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomized into 4 groups (n=8) classified by the absence or presence of lipopolysaccharide instillation [negative (NC) and positive control (PC), respectively], and performance of sham or real needle stimulation [sham (SA) or real (RA) acupuncture, respectively]. M...

  12. Prelude to oral microbes and chronic diseases: past, present and future.

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    Atanasova, Kalina R; Yilmaz, Özlem

    2015-07-01

    Associations between oral and systemic health are ancient. Oral opportunistic bacteria, particularly, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum, have recently been deviated from their traditional roles as periodontal pathogens and arguably ascended to central players based on their participations in complex co-dependent mechanisms of diverse systemic chronic diseases risk and pathogenesis, including cancers, rheumatoid-arthritis, and diabetes. PMID:25813714

  13. Antimicrobial Activity of Diterpenes from Viguiera arenaria against Endodontic Bacteria

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    Martins, Carlos H. G.; Erika Borges dos Reis; Maria Gorete M. Souza; Brenda P. F. A. Gomes; Da Costa, Fernando B.; Vladimir C. G. Heleno; RODRIGO C. S. VENEZIANI; Niege A. J. C. Furtado; Ambrósio, Sérgio R.; Tatiane C. de Carvalho; Marília R. Simão

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    Six pimarane-type diterpenes isolated from Viguiera arenaria Baker and two semi-synthetic derivatives were evaluated in vitro against a panel of representative microorganisms responsible for dental root canal infections. The microdilution method was used for the determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) against Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella nigrescens, Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella buccae, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Bacte...

  14. The susceptibility of dental plaque bacteria to the herbs included in Longo Vital®

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    Larsen, T.; Fiehn, N. E.; Østergaard, E.

    1996-01-01

    paprika, but conversely a pronounced increase in susceptibility of Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia now susceptible to 0.01-0.70 mg/ml of each herb, corresponding to 0.02-0.2 per cent of the recommended daily dose. The active ingredients of the herbs...

  15. The detection of eight putative periodontal pathogens in adult and rapidly progressive periodontitis patients: An institutional study

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    Joshi Vinayak; Vandana K

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: Periodontal disease is a commonly prevalent problem faced alike by both the developed and third world countries but showing wide variations in prevalence and severity across different geographical areas. The purpose was to identify Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Prevotella intermedia (Pi), Ekinella corrodens (Ec), Campylobacter rectus (Cr), Bacteroides forsythus (Bf), Treponema denticola (Td) and Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn)...

  16. In vitro study of 980nm diode laser in dental implant disinfection

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    Fábio Gonçalves

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the potential of 980nm diode laser to reduce bacteria after irradiation of three different dental implant surfaces contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis, as well as the possible changes in the irradiated implant surfaces.Methods: Seventy two implants with machined surfaces, airborne particle abraded with titanium oxide and acid-etched surfaces were exposed to Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis cultures and irradiated with 980nm diode laser with power of 2.5 and 3,0W. After laser treatments, the number of remaining colony-forming units was studied and implant surface morphology was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. Results: The results showed 100% reduction of the bacteria on the implants irradiated with 3.0W. Moreover, 100% reduction of bacteria was also achieved on the implant surfaces contaminated with Porphyromonas gingivalis when irradiated with 2.5W and 3.0W. Bacteria reduction was not complete for the implants contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis, irradiated with 2.5W and surfaces treated with TiO2 airborne particle abrasion (78.6% and acid etching (49.4%.The scanning electron microscopy analysis showed that at the power settings used, no implant surface changes were found. Conclusion: The 980nm diode laser was effective in decontaminating the Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis without promoting surface alteration in the implants.

  17. Synthesis of 5-O-oligoglucosyl extended ?-(2?4)-Kdo disaccharides corresponding to inner core fragments of Moraxellaceae lipopolysaccharides.

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    Pokorny, Barbara; Kosma, Paul

    2016-03-01

    The heptose-deficient inner core of the lipopolysaccharide of several pathogenic strains of the Moraxellaceae family (Moraxella, Acinetobacter) and of Bartonella henselae, respectively, comprises an ?-D-glucopyranose attached to position 5 of Kdo. In continuation of the synthesis of fragments of Acinetobacter haemolyticus LPS, the branched ?-Glcp-(1?5)[?-Kdo-(2?4)]-?-Kdo trisaccharide motif was elaborated. The glycosylation of a suitably protected, ?-(2?4)-interlinked Kdo-disaccharide was achieved in high yield and fair anomeric selectivity using a 4,6-O-benzylidene N-phenyltrifluoroacetimidate glucosyl donor. Subsequent regioselective reductive benzylidene opening afforded a trisaccharide acceptor, which was extended with ?-D-glucopyranosyl and isomaltosyl residues. Global deprotection provided tri- to pentasaccharide structures corresponding to the inner core region of A. haemolyticus lipopolysaccharide. PMID:26795079

  18. p-Cymene Protects Mice Against Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Acute Lung Injury by Inhibiting Inflammatory Cell Activation

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    Haihua Feng; Hongyu Li; Qianchao Wu; Ying Xiong; Fang Liu; Lanan Wassy Soromou; Na Chen; Guanghong Xie; Guowen Liu

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that p-cymene can attenuate acute lung injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo. In the mouse model of LPS-induced acute lung injury, intraperitoneal preconditioning with p-cymene resulted in a significant reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-?, IL-1? and IL-6), lung water gain, in?ammatory cell in?ltration, lung tissue myeloperoxidase activity. In addition, ...

  19. Lipopolysaccharide-Based Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Experimental Use in Detection of Antibodies to Lawsonia intracellularis in Pigs

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    Kroll, J. J.; Eichmeyer, M. A.; Schaeffer, M L; McOrist, S; Harris, D L; Roof, M B

    2005-01-01

    An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for Lawsonia intracellularis was developed and compared with a whole-cell antigen-based immunofluorescence antibody test (IFAT). The antigen-containing lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was derived from Percoll gradient purified cultures of L. intracellularis by using a modification of the Westphal hot phenol procedure. The antigen was bound directly to polystyrene 96-well microtiter plates, and the assay was performed in an indirect ELISA format. Specifici...

  20. Characterization of the Six Glycosyltransferases Involved in the Biosynthesis of Yersinia enterocolitica Serotype O:3 Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core*

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    Pinta, Elise; Duda, Katarzyna Anna; Hanuszkiewicz, Anna; Salminen, Tiina A; Bengoechea, José Antonio; Hyytiäinen, Heidi; Lindner, Buko; Radziejewska-Lebrecht, Joanna; Holst, Otto; Skurnik, Mikael

    2010-01-01

    Yersinia enterocolitica (Ye) is a Gram-negative bacterium; Ye serotype O:3 expresses lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with a hexasaccharide branch known as the outer core (OC). The OC is important for the resistance of the bacterium to cationic antimicrobial peptides and also functions as a receptor for bacteriophage ?R1-37 and enterocoliticin. The biosynthesis of the OC hexasaccharide is directed by the OC gene cluster that contains nine genes (wzx, wbcKLMNOPQ, and gne). In this study, we inactivate...

  1. Genetic analysis of lipopolysaccharide core biosynthesis by Escherichia coli K-12: insertion mutagenesis of the rfa locus.

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    Austin, E A; Graves, J F; Hite, L A; Parker, C. T.; Schnaitman, C A

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    Tn10 insertions were selected on the basis of resistance to the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-specific bacteriophage U3. The majority of these were located in a 2-kilobase region within the rfa locus, a gene cluster of about 18 kb that contains genes for LPS core biosynthesis. The rfa::Tn10 insertions all exhibited a deep rough phenotype that included hypersensitivity to hydrophobic antibiotics, a reduction in major outer membrane proteins, and production of truncated LPS. These mutations were com...

  2. Capsular Polysaccharide Is a Major Complement Resistance Factor in Lipopolysaccharide O Side Chain-Deficient Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical Isolates

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    Álvarez, Dolores; Merino, Susana; Juan M. Tomás; Benedí, Vicente J.; Albertí, Sebastián

    2000-01-01

    We have previously demonstrated the existence of Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates deficient in the lipopolysaccharide O side chain, the major factor for resistance to complement-mediated killing in this bacterial species. These isolates are complement resistant, and their mechanisms to resist complement were investigated by selecting transposon-generated complement-sensitive mutants. One mutant with a drastically reduced capacity to grow in nonimmune human serum carried the transposon ...

  3. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core biosynthesis in "Proteus mirabilis" / Estudio de la biosíntesis del núcleo de lipopolisacarido (LPS) en "Proteus mirabilis"

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    Aquilini, Eleonora

    2013-01-01

    [eng] Urinary tract infection (UTIs) is an extremely common disease. Proteus mirabilis is a common cause of UTI in individuals with functional or structural abnormalities or with long-term catheterization, it forms bladder and kidney stones as a consequence of urease-mediated urea hydrolysis. Known virulence factors, besides urease, are flagella, fimbriae, outer membrane proteins, hemolysins, amino acid deaminase, protease, capsule and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Study of LPS core is partic...

  4. A gene cluster required for coordinated biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide and extracellular polysaccharide also affects virulence of Pseudomonas solanacearum.

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    Kao, C C; Sequeira, L.

    1991-01-01

    Bacterial cell surface components can be important determinants of virulence. At least three gene clusters important for extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) biosynthesis have been previously identified in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas solanacearum. We have found that one of these gene clusters, named ops, is also required for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) biosynthesis. Mutations in any complementation unit of this cluster decreased EPS production, prevented the binding of an LPS-specific phage, an...

  5. Cytokine and acute phase protein gene expression in liver biopsies from dairy cows with a lipopolysaccharide - induced mastitis

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    Vels, J; Røntved, Christine M.; Bjerring, Martin; Ingvartsen, Klaus Lønne

    2009-01-01

    A minimally invasive liver biopsy technique was tested for its applicability to study the hepatic acute phase response (APR) in dairy cows with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mastitis. The hepatic mRNA expression profiles of the inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor (TNF- ), IL-1?, IL-6, and IL-10, and the acute phase proteins serum amyloid A isoform 3 (SAA3), haptoglobin (Hp), and 1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) were determined by real-time reverse transcription-PCR. Fourte...

  6. Mutants of Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum sensitive to antimicrobial peptides are altered in their lipopolysaccharide structure and are avirulent in tobacco

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    Titarenko, Elena; Lopez Solanilla, Emilia; García Olmedo, Francisco; Rodriguez Palenzuela, Pablo

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    Ralstonia solanacearum K60 was mutagenized with the transposon Tn5, and two mutants, M2 and M88, were isolated. Both mutants were selected based on their increased sensitivity to thionins, and they had the Tn5 insertion in the same gene, 34 bp apart. Sequence analysis of the interrupted gene showed clear homology with the rfaF gene from Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium (66% similarity), which encodes a heptosyltransferase involved in the synthesis of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) co...

  7. Coxiella burnetii lipopolysaccharide blocks p38?-MAPK activation through the disruption of TLR-2 and TLR-4 association

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    Conti, Filippo; Boucherit, Nicolas; Baldassarre, Veronica; Trouplin, Virginie; Toman, Rudolf; Mottola, Giovanna; Mege, Jean-Louis; Ghigo, Eric

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    To survive in macrophages, Coxiella burnetii hijacks the activation pathway of macrophages. Recently, we have demonstrated that C. burnetii, via its lipopolysaccharide (LPS), avoids the activation of p38?-MAPK through an antagonistic engagement of Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4. We investigated the fine-tuned mechanism leading to the absence of activation of the p38?-MAPK despite TLR-4 engagement. In macrophages challenged with LPS from the avirulent variants of C. burnetii, TLR-4 and TLR-2 co-im...

  8. Inhibitory Activities of New Series of 4, 5-diaryl Thiadiazoles Derivatives on Lipopolysaccharide-induced Cox-2 Expression

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    Seyed Nasser Ostad; Mohsen Amini; Zahra Haghipour; Leila Karimi; Latifeh Navidpour

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    Recent studies have suggested cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression as a mechanism involved in carcinogenesis. It has also been suggested that changes in COX-2 expression level can be considered as a possible therapeutic target in tumors. Therefore, it was decided to synthesize a new series of 4, 5-diaryl thiadiazoles (compounds 1-5) as COX-2 inhibitors and evaluate their inhibitory activity on COX-2 expression. The COX-2 expression was induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in bovine aortic endot...

  9. Lipopolysaccharide-induced depressive-like behavior is mediated by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activation in mice

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    O’Connor, J.C.; Lawson, M.A.; André, C.; Moreau, M.; Lestage, J.; Castanon, N.; Kelley, K. W.; Dantzer, R.

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    Although elevated activity of the tryptophan-degrading enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase(IDO) has been proposed to mediate comorbid depression in inflammatory disorders, its causative role has never been tested. We report that peripheral administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activates IDO and culminates in a distinct depressive-like behavioral syndrome, measured by increased duration of immobility in both the forced swim and tail suspension tests. Blockade of IDO activation either indir...

  10. Lipopolysaccharide as an Antigen Target for the Formulation of a Universal Vaccine against Escherichia coli O111 Strains ▿

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    Santos, Maurílio F.; New, Roger R. C.; Andrade, Gabrielle R.; Ozaki, Christiane Y.; Sant'Anna, Osvaldo A.; Mendonça-Previato, Lucia; Trabulsi, Luis R.; Domingos, Marta O.

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    A promising approach to developing a vaccine against O111 strains of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli that exhibit different mechanisms of virulence is to target either the core or the polysaccharide chain (O antigen) of their lipopolysaccharide (LPS). However, due to structural variations found in both these LPS components, to use them as antigen targets for vaccination, it is necessary to formulate a vaccine able to induce a humoral immune response that can recognize all different variants fo...

  11. Inhibition of mitochondrial permeability transition by cyclosporin A prevents pyrazole plus lipopolysaccharide-induced liver injury in mice

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    Zhuge, Jian; Arthur I Cederbaum

    2008-01-01

    Previous results showed that pyrazole potentiates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced liver injury in mice. Mechanisms involved overexpression of cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), oxidative stress, activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). The current study was carried out to test the hypothesis that the mitochondria permeability transition (MPT) plays a role in this pyrazole plus LPS toxicity. Mice were injected intraperitoneally with pyrazole for ...

  12. Mitogenic Response of Murine B Lymphocytes to Salmonella typhimurium Lipopolysaccharide Requires Protein Kinase C-Dependent Late Tyrosine Phosphorylations

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    Mey, Anne; Revillard, Jean-Pierre

    1998-01-01

    Unlike the cross-linking of membrane immunoglobulins, the activation of B cells by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) does not involve the phosphoinositol turnover and the initial activation of tyrosine kinases. However, LPS-induced B-cell proliferation was inhibited by the tyrosine kinase inhibitors genistein and herbimycin A even when added 48 h after the beginning of the culture. Tyrosyl-phosphorylated proteins were detected by Western blotting after 24 h of culture with LPS, reaching a maximum conc...

  13. Intra-Amniotic Administration of E coli Lipopolysaccharides Causes Sustained Inflammation of the Fetal Skin in Sheep

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    Zhang, Li; Saito, Masatoshi; Jobe, Alan; KALLAPUR, Suhas G.; Newnham, John P.; Thomas COX; Kramer, Boris; Yang, Huixia; KEMP, Matthew W.

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    Preterm birth is associated with in utero infection and inflammation. Although the fetal membranes and fetus contribute to the intra-amniotic inflammatory profile, the relationships between a proinflammatory exposure to the fetal compartment and cytokine expression in the fetal skin are unknown. Using an ovine model, we asked whether the fetal skin would generate an extended response to inflammatory stimuli. Relative to control, intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced significant incr...

  14. Antimicrobial and Chemoattractant Activity, Lipopolysaccharide Neutralization, Cytotoxicity, and Inhibition by Serum of Analogs of Human Cathelicidin LL-37

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    Ciornei, Cristina; Sigurdardottir, Thorgerdur; Schmidtchen, Artur; Bodelsson, Mikael

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    Antimicrobial peptides have been evaluated in vitro and in vivo as alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Apart from being antimicrobial, the native human cathelicidin-derived peptide LL-37 (amino acids [aa] 104 to 140 of the human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide) also binds and neutralizes bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and might therefore have beneficial effects in the treatment of septic shock. However, clinical trials have been hampered by indications of toxic effects of LL-37 o...

  15. Clinico-pathological Changes Associated with Brucella melitensis Infection and its Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in Male Mice

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    Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah; Norasiah Binti Nik; Mohd Zamri Saad; Abd. Wahid Haron; Abdul Rahman Omar; Jasni Sabri; Lawan Adamu; Abdinasir Yusuf Osman; Abdul Aziz Saharee

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    Brucella melitensis (B. melitensis) is gram negative, aerobic bacteria that cause Brucellosis in humans’ sheep and goats. Brucellosis causes abortion in wild and domestic animals resulting in enormous financial losses. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinico-pathological changes associated with Brucella melitensis infection and its bacterial Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in male mice. Three groups of 24 Balb/c male mice consisting of 8 mice in each group were used as an a...

  16. Identification and Characterization of the Brucella abortus Phosphoglucomutase Gene: Role of Lipopolysaccharide in Virulence and Intracellular Multiplication

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    Ugalde, Juan E.; Czibener, Cecilia; Feldman, Mario F; Ugalde, Rodolfo A

    2000-01-01

    Smooth lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Brucella abortus has been reported to be an important virulence factor, although its precise role in pathogenesis is not yet clear. While the protective properties of LPS against complement are well accepted, there is still some controversy about the capacity of rough mutants to replicate intracellularly. The B. abortus phosphoglucomutase gene (pgm) was cloned, sequenced, and disrupted. The gene has a high index of identity to Agrobacterium tumefaciens pgm b...

  17. Comparison of Protective Efficacy of Subcutaneous versus Intranasal Immunization of Mice with a Brucella melitensis Lipopolysaccharide Subunit Vaccine

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    APURBA K. BHATTACHARJEE; Izadjoo, Mina J.; Wendell D. Zollinger; Nikolich, Mikeljon P.; Hoover, David L.

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    Groups of mice were immunized either subcutaneously or intranasally with purified Brucella melitensis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or with LPS as a noncovalent complex with Neisseria meningitidis group B outer membrane protein (LPS-GBOMP). Control mice were inoculated with sterile saline. Two doses of vaccine were given 4 weeks apart. Mice were challenged intranasally with virulent B. melitensis strain 16M 4 weeks after the second dose of vaccine. Sera, spleens, lungs, and livers of mice were har...

  18. The Internalization Time Course of a Given Lipopolysaccharide Chemotype Does Not Correspond to Its Activation Kinetics in Monocytes

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    Lentschat, A.; El-Samalouti, V. T.; Schletter, J.; Kusumoto, S; Brade, L.; Rietschel, E. T.; Gerdes, J.; Ernst, M.; Flad, H.-D.; Ulmer, A J

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    The prerequisites for the initiation of pathophysiological effects of endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]) include binding to and possibly internalization by target cells. Monocytes/macrophages are prominent target cells which are activated by LPS to release various pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators. The aim of the present study was to establish a new method to determine the binding and internalization rate of different LPS chemotypes by human monocytes and to correlate these phenomena wit...

  19. Lack of In Vitro and In Vivo Recognition of Francisella tularensis Subspecies Lipopolysaccharide by Toll-Like Receptors?

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    Hajjar, Adeline M; Harvey, Megan D.; Shaffer, Scott A.; Goodlett, David R; Sjöstedt, Anders; Edebro, Helen; Forsman, Mats; Byström, Mona; Pelletier, Mark; Wilson, Christopher B.; Miller, Samuel I.; Skerrett, Shawn J.; Ernst, Robert K

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    Francisella tularensis is an intracellular gram-negative bacterium that is highly infectious and potentially lethal. Several subspecies exist of varying pathogenicity. Infection by only a few organisms is sufficient to cause disease depending on the model system. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of gram-negative bacteria is generally recognized by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/MD-2 and induces a strong proinflammatory response. Examination of human clinical F. tularensis isolates revealed that human vi...

  20. Synergistic anti-inflammatory effects of Nobiletin and Sulforaphane in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells

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    Guo, Shanshan; Qiu, Peiju; Xu, Guang; Wu, Xian.; DONG, PING; Yang, Guanpin; Zheng, Jinkai; McClements, David Julian; Xiao, Hang

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    Inflammation plays important roles in initiation and progress of many diseases including cancers in multiple organ sites. Herein, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of two dietary compounds, nobiletin (NBN) and sulforaphane (SFN) in combination. Non-cytotoxic concentrations of NBN, SFN, and their combinations were studied in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. The results showed that combined NBN and SFN treatments produced much stronger inhibitory effec...