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FEMS Microbiology Letters

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June 2014

Volume 355, Issue 1

Pages i–iii, 1–91

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      Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12259

  2. MiniReview

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      Ada response – a strategy for repair of alkylated DNA in bacteria (pages 1–11)

      Damian Mielecki and Elżbieta Grzesiuk

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12462

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      Alkylation damaged DNA is repaired in Escherichia coli by four Ada response proteins Ada, AlkA, AlkB, and AidB, while the methylated Ada protein acts as transcriptional activator in their synthesis.

  3. Research Letters

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      Recombinant expression and inhibition mechanism analysis of pectin methylesterase from Aspergillus flavus (pages 12–19)

      Xiuping Jiang, Qiulei Jia, Lei Chen, Qi Chen and Qing Yang

      Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12446

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      Pectin methylesterase from Aspergillus flavus (AFPME) was recombinantly expressed, purified, and characterized, and an inhibition study of recombinant AFPME was performed in vitro.

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      Evaluation of environmental scanning electron microscopy for analysis of Proteus mirabilis crystalline biofilms in situ on urinary catheters (pages 20–27)

      Nina Holling, Cinzia Dedi, Caroline E. Jones, Joseph A. Hawthorne, Geoffrey W. Hanlon, Jonathan P. Salvage, Bhavik A. Patel, Lara M. Barnes and Brian V. Jones

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12451

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      Visualisation of fully hydrated Proteus mirabilis crystalline biofilms in situ on catheter surfaces.

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      Development and application of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of Pythium helicoides (pages 28–35)

      Reiko Takahashi, Shiro Fukuta, Satoru Kuroyanagi, Noriyuki Miyake, Hirofumi Nagai, Koji Kageyama and Yasushi Ishiguro

      Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12453

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      Development of species-specific LAMP assay for the rapid diagnosis of Pythium helicoides, a seriously problematic pathogen on poinsettia in hydroponic cultures.

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      Melittin triggers apoptosis in Candida albicans through the reactive oxygen species-mediated mitochondria/caspase-dependent pathway (pages 36–42)

      Juneyoung Lee and Dong Gun Lee

      Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12450

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      The antimicrobial honeybee venome peptide melittin has two modes of action against Candida albicans.

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      Increased IL-8 production in human bronchial epithelial cells after exposure to azithromycin-pretreated Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro (pages 43–50)

      Li Fan, Qian Wang, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Feng-Jun Sun, Jian-Guo Xia, Pei-Yuan Xia and Robert E.W. Hancock

      Version of Record online: 28 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12441

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      Results generated by excluding azithromycin–HBEs interaction suggest that azithromycin could indirectly exacerbate pro-inflammation by inducing IL-8 production in HBEs through the treatment on P. aeruginosa.

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      Ribonuclease PH interacts with an acidic ribonuclease E site through a basic 80-amino acid domain (pages 51–60)

      Víctor Pérez-Medina Martínez, Gianni Dehò, Robert W. Simons and Jaime García-Mena

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12448

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      Ribonucleases E and PH have a role in tRNA metabolism in Escherichia coli; here we describe the domains that permit them to form a functional complex.

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      Characterization of tetA-like gene encoding for a major facilitator superfamily efflux pump in Streptococcus thermophilus (pages 61–70)

      Stefania Arioli, Simone Guglielmetti, Stefano Amalfitano, Carlo Viti, Emmanuela Marchi, Francesca Decorosi, Luciana Giovannetti and Diego Mora

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12449

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      Characterization of a major facilitator superfamily efflux pump in Streptococcus thermophilus involved in detoxification of ethidium bromide, tetracycline, and several antimicrobials.

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      Effect of silver nanoparticles and silver ions on growth and adaptive response mechanisms of Pseudomonas putida mt-2 (pages 71–77)

      Nancy Hachicho, Philipp Hoffmann, Kristin Ahlert and Hermann J. Heipieper

      Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12460

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      The effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) and free silver ions on Pseudomonas putida mt-2 revealed that the antibacterial activity of AgNP can be reduced to the amount of silver ions released from the nanoparticles.

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      Evaluation of three reference genes of Escherichia coli for mRNA expression level normalization in view of salt and organic acid stress exposure in food (pages 78–82)

      Silvio Peng, Roger Stephan, Jörg Hummerjohann and Taurai Tasara

      Version of Record online: 14 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12447

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      Three potential reference genes were evaluated for mRNA relative quantification by RT-qPCR under food-related organic acid and salt stress conditions, whereby the rssA gene showed the highest expression stability.

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      Development of a PCR test system for specific detection of Salmonella Paratyphi B in foods (pages 83–89)

      Ligong Zhai, Qian Yu, Xiaomei Bie, Zhaoxin Lu, Fengxia Lv, Chong Zhang, Xiaohan Kong and Haizhen Zhao

      Version of Record online: 6 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12443

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      A novel PCR-based testing system for the specific detection of Salmonella Paratyphi B in foods was suggested on the basis of comparative genomics provided the pathogen-specific target genes.

  4. Obituary

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      Joseph Alouf (1929–2014) (pages 90–91)

      Jean-Marc Cavaillon

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12455

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