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Genome analysis of quorum sensing Cedecea neteri SSMD04 leads to identification of its novel signaling synthase (cneI), cognate receptor (cneR) and an orphan receptor.

Tan KH, Tan JY, Yin WF, Chan KG - PeerJ (2015)

Bottom Line: The AHL synthase, which we named cneI(636 bp), was found in the genome sequences of C. neteri SSMD04.Analysis of this protein amino acid sequence reveals two signature domains, the autoinducer-binding domain and the C-terminal effector which is typical characteristic of luxR.In addition, we found that this genome harboured an orphan luxR that is most closely related to easR in Enterobacter asburiae.

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Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Cedecea neteri is a very rare human pathogen. We have isolated a strain of C. neteri SSMD04 from pickled mackerel sashimi identified using molecular and phenotypics approaches. Using the biosensor Chromobacterium violaceum CV026, we have demonstrated the presence of short chain N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) type quorum sensing (QS) activity in C. neteri SSMD04. Triple quadrupole LC/MS analysis revealed that C. neteri SSMD04 produced short chain N-butyryl-homoserine lactone (C4-HSL). With the available genome information of C. neteri SSMD04, we went on to analyse and identified a pair of luxI/R homologues in this genome that share the highest similarity with croI/R homologues from Citrobacter rodentium. The AHL synthase, which we named cneI(636 bp), was found in the genome sequences of C. neteri SSMD04. At a distance of 8bp from cneI is a sequence encoding a hypothetical protein, potentially the cognate receptor, a luxR homologue which we named it as cneR. Analysis of this protein amino acid sequence reveals two signature domains, the autoinducer-binding domain and the C-terminal effector which is typical characteristic of luxR. In addition, we found that this genome harboured an orphan luxR that is most closely related to easR in Enterobacter asburiae. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the AHL production activity in C. neteri, and the discovery of its luxI/R homologues, the orphan receptor and its whole genome sequence.

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Detection of AHL by E. coli (pSB401).Relative light unit (RLU)/OD495 against incubation time of cultures of E. coli (pSB401) in the presence of extracted AHLs (square plots) and negative control (circle plots).
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fig-3: Detection of AHL by E. coli (pSB401).Relative light unit (RLU)/OD495 against incubation time of cultures of E. coli (pSB401) in the presence of extracted AHLs (square plots) and negative control (circle plots).

Mentions: C. neteri SSMD04 also activated lux-based biosensor E. coli (pSB401) which produces bioluminescence in the presence of short chain AHLs (Fig. 3).


Genome analysis of quorum sensing Cedecea neteri SSMD04 leads to identification of its novel signaling synthase (cneI), cognate receptor (cneR) and an orphan receptor.

Tan KH, Tan JY, Yin WF, Chan KG - PeerJ (2015)

Detection of AHL by E. coli (pSB401).Relative light unit (RLU)/OD495 against incubation time of cultures of E. coli (pSB401) in the presence of extracted AHLs (square plots) and negative control (circle plots).
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fig-3: Detection of AHL by E. coli (pSB401).Relative light unit (RLU)/OD495 against incubation time of cultures of E. coli (pSB401) in the presence of extracted AHLs (square plots) and negative control (circle plots).
Mentions: C. neteri SSMD04 also activated lux-based biosensor E. coli (pSB401) which produces bioluminescence in the presence of short chain AHLs (Fig. 3).

Bottom Line: The AHL synthase, which we named cneI(636 bp), was found in the genome sequences of C. neteri SSMD04.Analysis of this protein amino acid sequence reveals two signature domains, the autoinducer-binding domain and the C-terminal effector which is typical characteristic of luxR.In addition, we found that this genome harboured an orphan luxR that is most closely related to easR in Enterobacter asburiae.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Cedecea neteri is a very rare human pathogen. We have isolated a strain of C. neteri SSMD04 from pickled mackerel sashimi identified using molecular and phenotypics approaches. Using the biosensor Chromobacterium violaceum CV026, we have demonstrated the presence of short chain N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) type quorum sensing (QS) activity in C. neteri SSMD04. Triple quadrupole LC/MS analysis revealed that C. neteri SSMD04 produced short chain N-butyryl-homoserine lactone (C4-HSL). With the available genome information of C. neteri SSMD04, we went on to analyse and identified a pair of luxI/R homologues in this genome that share the highest similarity with croI/R homologues from Citrobacter rodentium. The AHL synthase, which we named cneI(636 bp), was found in the genome sequences of C. neteri SSMD04. At a distance of 8bp from cneI is a sequence encoding a hypothetical protein, potentially the cognate receptor, a luxR homologue which we named it as cneR. Analysis of this protein amino acid sequence reveals two signature domains, the autoinducer-binding domain and the C-terminal effector which is typical characteristic of luxR. In addition, we found that this genome harboured an orphan luxR that is most closely related to easR in Enterobacter asburiae. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the AHL production activity in C. neteri, and the discovery of its luxI/R homologues, the orphan receptor and its whole genome sequence.

No MeSH data available.


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