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  1. Although Aspergillus fumigatus is an important human fungal pathogen there are few expression systems available to study the contribution of specific genes to the growth and virulence of this opportunistic mould....

    Authors: Keith Vogt, Ruchi Bhabhra, Judith C Rhodes and David S Askew
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2005 5:1
  2. Enterobacter aerogenes and Klebsiella pneumoniae are common isolates in clinical microbiology and important as producers of extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL). The discrimination between both species, which is...

    Authors: Geert Claeys, Thierry De Baere, Georges Wauters, Patricia Vandecandelaere, Gerda Verschraegen, An Muylaert and Mario Vaneechoutte
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:49
  3. The genome of Protochlamydia amoebophila UWE25, a Parachlamydia-related endosymbiont of free-living amoebae, was recently published, providing the opportunity to search for genomic islands (GIs).

    Authors: Gilbert Greub, François Collyn, Lionel Guy and Claude-Alain Roten
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:48
  4. DnaA is an essential protein in the regulation and initiation of DNA replication in many bacteria. It forms a protein-DNA complex at oriC to which DnaC loads DnaB. DNA replication forks initiated at oriC by DnaA ...

    Authors: Tania Hinds and Steven J Sandler
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:47
  5. To understand mycobacterial pathogenesis analysis of gene expression by quantification of RNA levels becomes increasingly important. However, current preparation methods yield mycobacterial RNA that is contami...

    Authors: Joachim Stephan, Johannes G Bail, Fritz Titgemeyer and Michael Niederweis
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:45
  6. E. sakazakii is considered to be an opportunistic pathogen, implicated in food borne diseases causing meningitis or enteritis especially in neonates and infants. Cultural standard identification procedures for E....

    Authors: Angelika Lehner, Taurai Tasara and Roger Stephan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:43
  7. Immunofluorescence and virus culture are the main methods used to diagnose acute respiratory virus infections. Diagnosing these infections using nucleic acid amplification presents technical challenges, one of...

    Authors: Peter V Coyle, Grace M Ong, Hugh J O'Neill, Conall McCaughey, Dennis De Ornellas, Frederick Mitchell, Suzanne J Mitchell, Susan A Feeney, Dorothy E Wyatt, Marian Forde and Joanne Stockton
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:41
  8. In animal pathogenic bacteria, horizontal gene transfer events (HGT) have been frequently observed in genomic regions that encode functions involved in biosynthesis of the outer membrane located lipopolysaccha...

    Authors: Prabhu B Patil and Ramesh V Sonti
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:40
  9. Tuberculosis remains a major world-wide health threat which demands the discovery and characterisation of new drug targets in order to develop future antimycobacterials. The regeneration of methionine consumed...

    Authors: Erik S Venos, Marvin H Knodel, Cynthia L Radford and Bradley J Berger
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:39
  10. The diphtheria toxin repressor, DtxR, of Corynebacterium diphtheriae has been shown to be an iron-activated transcription regulator that controls not only the expression of diphtheria toxin but also of iron uptak...

    Authors: Sailu Yellaboina, Sarita Ranjan, Prachee Chakhaiyar, Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain and Akash Ranjan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:38
  11. The Mycoplasma hominis vaa gene encodes a highly variable, surface antigen involved in the adhesion to host cells. We have analysed the structure of the vaa locus to elucidate the genetic basis for variation of v...

    Authors: Thomas Boesen, Jeppe Emmersen, Agata Baczynska, Svend Birkelund and Gunna Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:37
  12. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis. Pneumococcal meningitis is associated with the highest mortality among bacterial meningitis and it may also lead to neurological sequelae des...

    Authors: Damiana Chiavolini, Sergio Tripodi, Riccardo Parigi, Marco R Oggioni, Elisabetta Blasi, Marcella Cintorino, Gianni Pozzi and Susanna Ricci
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:36
  13. Mycoplasma hominis is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, post partum fever, sepsis and infections of the central nervous system often leading to serious conditions. Association with...

    Authors: Agata Baczynska, Helle F Svenstrup, Jens Fedder, Svend Birkelund and Gunna Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:35
  14. Infection of intestinal epithelial cells by pathogenic Salmonella leads to activation of signaling cascades that ultimately initiate the proinflammatory gene program. The transcription factor NF-κB is a key regul...

    Authors: Thomas Tallant, Amitabha Deb, Niladri Kar, Joseph Lupica, Michael J de Veer and Joseph A DiDonato
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:33
  15. Gram-negative bacteria cause most nosocomial respiratory infections. At the University of Cumhuriyet, we examined 328 respiratory isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter baumanii organisms in Sivas, Turk...

    Authors: Ugur Gonlugur, Mustafa Zahir Bakici, Ibrahim Akkurt and Tanseli Efeoglu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:32
  16. The fliC and fljB genes in Salmonella code for the phase 1 (H1) and phase 2 (H2) flagellin respectively, the rfb cluster encodes the majority of enzymes for polysaccharide (O) antigen biosynthesis, together they ...

    Authors: Chloe KB Mortimer, Tansy M Peters, Saheer E Gharbia, Julie MJ Logan and Catherine Arnold
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:31
  17. Certain strains of an obligate parasite of the human upper respiratory tract, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), can cause invasive diseases such as septicemia and meningitis, as well as chronic mucosal i...

    Authors: Dayle A Daines, Justin Jarisch and Arnold L Smith
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:30
  18. Virus-like particles (VLPs) formed by the human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 capsid protein are currently being tested in clinical trials as prophylactic vaccines against genital warts and cervical cancer. The effi...

    Authors: Vanessa A Olcese, Yan Chen, Richard Schlegel and Hang Yuan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:29
  19. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection, claiming millions of lives annually. The virus infects various cells of the respiratory tract as well as resident inflam...

    Authors: Vira Bitko, Nicolle E Garmon, Tin Cao, Benjamin Estrada, John E Oakes, Robert N Lausch and Sailen Barik
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:28
  20. Pathogenic Yersinia species (Y. enterocolitica, Y. pestis, Y. pseudotuberculosis) share a t ype t hree s ecretion s ystem (TTSS) which allows translocation of effector proteins (called Yops) into host cells. It i...

    Authors: Gottfried Wilharm, Verena Lehmann, Wibke Neumayer, Janja Trček and Jürgen Heesemann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:27
  21. Cell to cell signaling systems in Gram-negative bacteria rely on small diffusible molecules such as the N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHL). These compounds are involved in the production of antibiotics, exoenzymes, ...

    Authors: Daniel Martinelli, Gilles Grossmann, Urs Séquin, Helmut Brandl and Reinhard Bachofen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:25
  22. The limited circulation of many of the agents that are likely to be used in a bioterrorism attack precludes the ready availability of positive controls. This means that only specialized laboratories can screen...

    Authors: Remy N Charrel, Bernard La Scola and Didier Raoult
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:21
  23. The phylogeny of the genus Methanobrevibacter was established almost 25 years ago on the basis of the similarities of the 16S rRNA oligonucleotide catalogs. Since then, many 16S rRNA gene sequences of newly isola...

    Authors: Abhijit S Dighe, Kamlesh Jangid, José M González, Vyankatesh J Pidiyar, Milind S Patole, Dilip R Ranade and Yogesh S Shouche
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:20
  24. Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni are amongst the more prevalent bacterial pathogens that cause foodborne diseases. These microorganisms are common contaminants of poultry and poultry products. This st...

    Authors: Gustavo Faúndez, Miriam Troncoso, Paola Navarrete and Guillermo Figueroa
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:19
  25. Shigella is the etiological agent of shigellosis, a disease responsible for more than 500,000 deaths of children per year, in developing countries. These pathogens colonize the intestinal colon, invade, spreading...

    Authors: Emerson da Motta Willer, Renato de Lourenço Lima and Loreny Gimenes Giugliano
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:18
  26. The Rio Grande River is the natural boundary between U.S. and Mexico from El Paso, TX to Brownsville, TX. and is one of the major water resources of the area. Agriculture, farming, maquiladora industry, domestic ...

    Authors: Jose Mendoza, James Botsford, Jose Hernandez, Anna Montoya, Roswitha Saenz, Adrian Valles, Alejandro Vazquez and Maria Alvarez
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:17
  27. The pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis remains largely elusive, although some microorganisms, including Gardnerella vaginalis, are suspected of playing a role in the etiology of this disorder. Recently culture-i...

    Authors: Rita Verhelst, Hans Verstraelen, Geert Claeys, Gerda Verschraegen, Joris Delanghe, Leen Van Simaey, Catharine De Ganck, Marleen Temmerman and Mario Vaneechoutte
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:16
  28. The Bacillus subtilis glucokinase operon was predicted to be comprised of the genes, yqgP (now named gluP), yqgQ, and glcK. We have previously established a role for glcK in glucose metabolism. In the absence of ...

    Authors: Lili R Mesak, Felix M Mesak and Michael K Dahl
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:13
  29. We describe a novel application of microarray technology for comparative genomics of bacteria in which libraries of entire genomes rather than the sequence of a single genome or sets of genes are arrayed on th...

    Authors: Lixin Zhang, Usha Srinivasan, Carl F Marrs, Debashis Ghosh, Janet R Gilsdorf and Betsy Foxman
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:12
  30. Prodigiosin produced by Serratia marcescens is a promising drug owing to its reported characteristics of having antifungal, immunosuppressive and antiproliferative activity. From an industrial point of view the n...

    Authors: Anuradha V Giri, Nandini Anandkumar, Geetha Muthukumaran and Gautam Pennathur
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:11
  31. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), mainly causing infantile diarrhoea, represents one of at least six different categories of diarrheagenic E. coli with corresponding distinct pathogenic schemes. The mecha...

    Authors: Roger Stephan, Nicole Borel, Claudio Zweifel, Miguel Blanco and Jesús E Blanco
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:10
  32. The thiomethyl group of S-adenosylmethionine is often recycled as methionine from methylthioadenosine. The corresponding pathway has been unravelled in Bacillus subtilis. However methylthioadenosine is subjected ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Sekowska, Valérie Dénervaud, Hiroki Ashida, Karine Michoud, Dieter Haas, Akiho Yokota and Antoine Danchin
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:9
  33. Chlamydia trachomatis is a prevalent sexually transmitted disease and the leading cause of infectious blindness in developing nations. It was not known if C. trachomatis-infection influenced metabolism of lipopro...

    Authors: Grant M Hatch and Grant McClarty
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:8
  34. Serology is often used for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It is important to identify specific antigens that can distinguish between the presence or absence of antibodies against M. pneumoniae. The two p...

    Authors: Mette Drasbek, Pernille K Nielsen, Kenneth Persson, Svend Birkelund and Gunna Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:7
  35. Bacillus subtilis glucokinase (GlcK) (GenBank NP_390365) is an ATP-dependent kinase that phosphorylates glucose to glucose 6-phosphate. The GlcK protein has very low sequence identity (13.7%) to the Escherichia c...

    Authors: Lili R Mesak, Felix M Mesak and Michael K Dahl
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:6
  36. Histology and/or culture are generally considered the gold standard for the detection of H. pylori infection. Especially in children, these tests may result in a false negative outcome because of patchy distribut...

    Authors: Kathleen MB Vinette, Kathleen M Gibney, Roy Proujansky and Paul T Fawcett
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:5
  37. Sucrose density gradient centrifugation and cross-flow filtration methods have been developed and standardised for the safe and reproducible production of inactivated arbovirus antigens which are appropriate f...

    Authors: Alyssa T Pyke, Debra A Phillips, Teck F Chuan and Greg A Smith
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:3
  38. Deinococcus radiodurans R1 is one of the most radiation-resistant organisms known and is able to repair an unusually large amount of DNA damage without induced mutation. Single-stranded DNA-binding (SSB) protein ...

    Authors: Julie Malia Eggington, Nami Haruta, Elizabeth Anne Wood and Michael Matthew Cox
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:2
  39. Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains often vary in Msp2 expression, a situation assumed to be related to immune evasion. However, Msp2 is also an adhesin, and little is known about the role of endogenous msp2 transc...

    Authors: Diana G Scorpio, Karen Caspersen, Hiroyuki Ogata, Jinho Park and J Stephen Dumler
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2004 4:1

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