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  1. There is increasing evidence that bacterial infection of the intestinal mucosa may contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In pigs, an obligate intracellular bacterium, Lawsonia in...

    Authors: Christoph W Michalski, Fabio Francesco Di Mola, Klaus Kümmel, Michael Wendt, Jörg S Köninger, Thomas Giese, Nathalia A Giese and Helmut Friess
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:81
  2. Virulent Mycobacterium leprae interfere with host defense mechanisms such as cytokine activation and apoptosis. The mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis is regulated by the Bcl-2 family of proteins. Expression of F...

    Authors: Zahra Hasan, Mussarat Ashraf, Ali Tayyebi and Rabia Hussain
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:78
  3. The entomopathogenic anamorphic fungus Metarhizum anisopliae is currently used as a biocontrol agent (BCA) of insects. In the present work, we analyzed the sequence data obtained from group I introns in the large...

    Authors: Marcela Márquez, Enrique A Iturriaga, Enrique Quesada-Moraga, Cándido Santiago-Álvarez, Enrique Monte and Rosa Hermosa
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:77
  4. Tanzania has a high tuberculosis incidence, and genotyping studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the country are necessary in order to improve our understanding of the epidemic. Spoligotyping is a potentially ...

    Authors: Vegard Eldholm, Mecky Matee, Sayoki GM Mfinanga, Manfred Heun and Ulf R Dahle
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:76
  5. Development of the post-genomic age in Dictyostelium will require the existence of rapid and reliable methods to disrupt genes that would allow the analysis of entire gene families and perhaps the possibility to ...

    Authors: Patricia Torija, Alicia Robles and Ricardo Escalante
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:75
  6. Scavenger receptors (SRs) recognize endogenous molecules modified by pathological processes as well as components of diverse microorganisms. Mice deficient for both SR-AI and II are more susceptible to infecti...

    Authors: Margarida Cunha-Rodrigues, Sílvia Portugal, Maria Febbraio and Maria M Mota
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:73
  7. H-NS is a DNA-binding protein with central roles in gene regulation and nucleoid structuring in Escherichia coli. There are over 60 genes that are influenced by H-NS many of which are involved in metabolism. To d...

    Authors: Irfan Erol, Kwang-Cheol Jeong, David J Baumler, Boris Vykhodets, Sang Ho Choi and Charles W Kaspar
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:72
  8. Most group A streptococcal (GAS) vaccine strategies have focused on the surface M protein, a major virulence factor of GAS. The amino-terminus of the M protein elicits antibodies, that are both opsonic and pro...

    Authors: Nonglak Yoonim, Colleen Olive, Chulabhorn Pruksachatkunakorn and Sumalee Pruksakorn
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:71
  9. Burkholderia pseudomallei is a saprophyte in tropical environments and an opportunistic human pathogen. This versatility requires a sensing mechanism that allows the bacterium to respond rapidly to altered enviro...

    Authors: Magdy E Mahfouz, T Hilton Grayson, David AB Dance and Martyn L Gilpin
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:70
  10. Francisella tularensis is a zoonotic intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes tularemia. The subspecies tularensis is highly virulent and is classified as a category A agent of biological warfare because of i...

    Authors: Aiping Qin and Barbara J Mann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:69
  11. Changes in aboveground plant species diversity as well as variations of environmental conditions such as exposure of ecosystems to elevated concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide may lead to changes in m...

    Authors: Dominique Grüter, Bernhard Schmid and Helmut Brandl
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:68
  12. Burkholderia cenocepacia is recognized as opportunistic pathogen that can cause lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. A hallmark of B. cenocepacia infections is the inability to eradicate the organism beca...

    Authors: Paola Guglierame, Maria Rosalia Pasca, Edda De Rossi, Silvia Buroni, Patrizio Arrigo, Giulia Manina and Giovanna Riccardi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:66
  13. Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilm formation is implicated in a number of chronic infections including otitis media, sinusitis and bronchitis. Biofilm structure includes cells and secreted extracellular ...

    Authors: Timothy K Gallaher, Siva Wu, Paul Webster and Rodrigo Aguilera
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:65

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  14. The Tat pathway transports folded proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria and the thylakoid membrane of plants. In Eschericha coli, Tat transport requires the integral membrane proteins TatA, TatB an...

    Authors: Matthew G Hicks, David Guymer, Grant Buchanan, David A Widdick, Isabelle Caldelari, Ben C Berks and Tracy Palmer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:64
  15. Enterococci have become major nosocomial pathogens due to their intrinsic and acquired resistance to a broad spectrum of antibiotics. Their increasing drug resistance prompts us to search for prominent antigen...

    Authors: Carolyn T Hsu, Amanda L Ganong, Barbara Reinap, Zafiria Mourelatos, Johannes Huebner and Julia Y Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:62
  16. Phagocytosis assays are traditionally performed in vitro using polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) isolated from peripheral blood or the peritoneum and heat-killed, pre-opsonized organisms. These assays may not a...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Vander Top, Greg A Perry and Martha J Gentry-Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:61
  17. Biofilm formation in E. faecalis is presumed to play an important role in a number of enterococcal infections. We have previously identified a genetic locus provisionally named bop that is involved in maltose met...

    Authors: Roberta Creti, Stefanie Koch, Francesca Fabretti, Lucilla Baldassarri and Johannes Huebner
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:60
  18. Synthesis of cationic hydrous thorium dioxide colloids (ca. 1.0 to 1.7 nm) has been originally described by Müller [22] and Groot [11] and these have been used by Groot to stain acidic glucosaminoglycans for ultr...

    Authors: Heinrich Lünsdorf, Ingeborg Kristen and Elke Barth
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:59
  19. Enterobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen that has been associated with sporadic cases and outbreaks causing meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis especially in neonates. However, up to now l...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Mange, Roger Stephan, Nicole Borel, Peter Wild, Kwang Sik Kim, Andreas Pospischil and Angelika Lehner
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:58
  20. Recently, a propanol-based hand rub has been described to exceed the efficacy requirements of the European standard EN 12791 in only 1.5 min significantly. But the effect of a 1 min preceding hand wash and the...

    Authors: Nils-Olaf Hübner, Günter Kampf, Philipp Kamp, Thomas Kohlmann and Axel Kramer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:57
  21. Wangiella dermatitidis is a human pathogenic fungus that is an etiologic agent of phaeohyphomycosis. W. dermatitidis produces a black pigment that has been identified as a dihydroxynaphthalene melanin and the pro...

    Authors: William F Paolo Jr, Ekaterina Dadachova, Piyali Mandal, Arturo Casadevall, Paul J Szaniszlo and Joshua D Nosanchuk
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:55
  22. The β-proteobacterial species Comamonas testosteroni is capable of biotransformation and also biodegradation of a range of chemical compounds and thus potentially useful in chemical manufacturing and bioremediati...

    Authors: Stephan Bathe and Martina Hausner
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:54
  23. Bacterial populations contain persisters, phenotypic variants that constitute approximately 1% of cells in stationary phase and biofilm cultures. Multidrug tolerance of persisters is largely responsible for th...

    Authors: Devang Shah, Zhigang Zhang, Arkady B Khodursky, Niilo Kaldalu, Kristi Kurg and Kim Lewis
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:53
  24. Leptospira interrogans is an important mammalian pathogen. Transmission from an environmental source requires adaptation to a range of new environmental conditions in the organs and tissues of the infected host. ...

    Authors: Jin-Hong Qin, Yue-Ying Sheng, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Yao-Zhou Shi, Ping He, Bao-Yu Hu, Yang Yang, Shi-Gui Liu, Guo-Ping Zhao and Xiao-Kui Guo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:51
  25. Clostridium perfringens type A food poisoning is caused by enterotoxigenic C. perfringens type A isolates that typically possess high spore heat-resistance. The molecular basis for C. perfringens spore heat-resis...

    Authors: Deepa Raju, Michael Waters, Peter Setlow and Mahfuzur R Sarker
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:50
  26. The lack of detailed understanding of the mechanism of action of many biowarfare agents poses an immediate challenge to biodefense efforts. Many potential bioweapons have been shown to affect the cellular path...

    Authors: Brandon W Higgs, John Dileo, Wenling E Chang, Haley B Smith, Olivia J Peters, Rasha Hammamieh, Marti Jett and Jordan C Feidler
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:48
  27. Clostridium perfringens, a serious pathogen, causes enteric diseases in domestic animals and food poisoning in humans. The epidemiological relationship between C. perfringens isolates from the same source has pre...

    Authors: Anders Johansson, Anna Aspan, Elisabeth Bagge, Viveca Båverud, Björn E Engström and Karl-Erik Johansson
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:47
  28. The Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp) is the causative agent of the human disease melioidosis. To understand the evolutionary mechanisms contributing to Bp virulence, we performed a comparati...

    Authors: Yiting Yu, H Stanley Kim, Hui Hoon Chua, Chi Ho Lin, Siew Hoon Sim, Daoxun Lin, Alan Derr, Reinhard Engels, David DeShazer, Bruce Birren, William C Nierman and Patrick Tan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:46
  29. Giardia intestinalis is a parasitic protozoan and major cause of diarrhoeal disease. Disease transmission is dependent on the ability of the parasite to differentiate back and forth between an intestine-colonisin...

    Authors: Siân SE Cox, Mark van der Giezen, Sarah J Tarr, Mark R Crompton and Jorge Tovar
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:45
  30. The multilocus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) technique has been developed for fine typing of many bacterial species. The genomic sequences of Neisseria meningitidis strains Z2491, MC58 and ...

    Authors: Jui-Cheng Liao, Chun-Chin Li and Chien-Shun Chiou
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:44
  31. Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1 and 2 express type-2 fimbriae (FimA subunit polymers) with variant Galβ binding specificities and Actinomyces odontolyticus a sialic acid specificity to colonize different ora...

    Authors: Mirva Drobni, Kristina Hallberg, Ulla Öhman, Anna Birve, Karina Persson, Ingegerd Johansson and Nicklas Strömberg
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:43
  32. Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis due to Acanthamoeba is often a fatal human disease. However, the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of Acanthamoeba encephalitis remain unclear. In this study, the role of extrace...

    Authors: James Sissons, Selwa Alsam, Graham Goldsworthy, Mary Lightfoot, Edward L Jarroll and Naveed Ahmed Khan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:42
  33. Most of the studies evaluating the secular trends of blood isolates come from tertiary hospitals in urban areas. We sought to study the trends of the antimicrobial resistance of blood isolates in patients from...

    Authors: Matthew E Falagas, Alexandra Bakossi, Vasilis D Pappas, Pierros V Holevas, Antonis Bouras and Eleni Stamata
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:41
  34. Restriction/modification systems provide the dual function of protecting host DNA against restriction by methylation of appropriate bases within their recognition sequences, and restriction of foreign invading...

    Authors: Jonathan O'Driscoll, Daniel F Heiter, Geoffrey G Wilson, Gerald F Fitzgerald, Richard Roberts and Douwe van Sinderen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:40
  35. Inserting transgenes into bacterial chromosomes is generally quite involved, requiring a selection for cells carrying the insertion, usually for drug-resistance, or multiple cumbersome manipulations, or both. ...

    Authors: Gregory J McKenzie and Nancy L Craig
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:39
  36. Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, has a wide host range. Few epidemiological tools are available, and they are often expensive or not easily standardized across laboratories. In this work, C. bur...

    Authors: Nathalie Arricau-Bouvery, Yolande Hauck, Awatef Bejaoui, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Christelle C Bodier, Armel Souriau, Hermann Meyer, Heinrich Neubauer, Annie Rodolakis and Gilles Vergnaud
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:38
  37. Streptococcus mutans produces bacteriocins named mutacins. Studies of mutacins have always been hampered by the difficulties in obtaining active liquid preparations of these substances. Some of them were found to...

    Authors: Guillaume Nicolas, Hélène Morency, Gisèle LaPointe and Marc C Lavoie
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:36
  38. The establishment of the cellular localization of proteins in M. tuberculosis will provide of valuable information for the identification of new drug/vaccine/diagnostic targets. Cytolocalization by inmunofluoresc...

    Authors: Mena Cimino, Lorenzo Alamo and Leiria Salazar
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:35
  39. Bacillus anthracis is considered to be a recently emerged clone within the Bacillus cereus sensu lato group. The B. anthracis genome sequence contains four putative lambdoid prophages. We undertook this study in ...

    Authors: Shanmuga Sozhamannan, Michael D Chute, Farrell D McAfee, Derrick E Fouts, Arya Akmal, Darrell R Galloway, Alfred Mateczun, Leslie W Baillie and Timothy D Read
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:34
  40. The genome of Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax, is highly monomorphic which makes differentiation between strains difficult. A Multiple Locus Variable-number tandem repeats (VNTR) Analysis (ML...

    Authors: Florigio Lista, Giovanni Faggioni, Samina Valjevac, Andrea Ciammaruconi, Josée Vaissaire, Claudine le Doujet, Olivier Gorgé, Riccardo De Santis, Alessandra Carattoli, Alessandra Ciervo, Antonio Fasanella, Francesco Orsini, Raffaele D'Amelio, Christine Pourcel, Antonio Cassone and Gilles Vergnaud
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:33
  41. Campylobacter jejuni is the predominant cause of antecedent infection in post-infectious neuropathies such as the Guillain-Barré (GBS) and Miller Fisher syndromes (MFS). GBS and MFS are probably induced by molecu...

    Authors: Peggy CR Godschalk, Mathijs P Bergman, Raymond FJ Gorkink, Guus Simons, Nicole van den Braak, Albert J Lastovica, Hubert P Endtz, Henri A Verbrugh and Alex van Belkum
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2006 6:32

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