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Rahman, Mokhlasur
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Rahman, M. & Kylsten, P. (2011). Rhomboid-7 over-expression results in Opa1-like processing and malfunctioning mitochondria. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, 414(2), 315-320
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2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 414, nr 2, s. 315-320Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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Rhomboid-7 (rho-7) is a mitochondrial-specific intramembranous protease. The loss-of-function mutation rho-7 results in semi-lethality, while escapers have a reduced lifespan with several neurological disorders [1]. Here we show that general, or CNS-specific expression of rho-7 can rescue the lethality of rho-7. General, or CNS-specific over-expression of rho-7 in otherwise wild-type animals caused semi-lethality, with approximately 50% of the animals escaping this lethality, developing into adults displaying a shortened life span with larval locomotory problem. On a cellular level, over-expression resulted in severe depression of ATP levels and cytochrome c oxidase subunit II mRNA levels, a lowered number of mitochondria in neurons and aggregation of mitochondria in the brain indicating mitochondrial malfunction. Over-expression of rho-7 in developing eye discs resulted in an elevated apoptotic index. In the CNS, elevated levels of rho-7 were accompanied by both isoforms of Opal-like, a dynamin-like GTPase, a mitochondrial component involved in regulating mitochondrial dynamics and function, including apoptosis. Most, but not all, of rho-7 over-expression phenotypes were suppressed by introducing a heterozygous mutation for Opal-like. Our results suggest that rho-7 and Opal-like function in a common molecular pathway affecting mitochondrial function and apoptosis in Drosophila melanogaster.

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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14944 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.09.047 (DOI)000296404800008 ()2-s2.0-80054841370 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-01-24 Laget: 2012-01-24 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Rahman, M., Abd, H., Romling, U., Sandström, G. & Mollby, R. (2008). Aeromonas-Acanthamoeba interaction and early shift to a viable but nonculturable state of Aeromonas by Acanthamoeba. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 104(5), 1449-1457
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2008 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Applied Microbiology, ISSN 1364-5072, E-ISSN 1365-2672, Vol. 104, nr 5, s. 1449-1457Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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Aims: To investigate the hypothesis that amoeba may comprise a significant environmental reservoir for Aeromonas, Acanthamoeba-Aeromonas interaction experiments were performed. Methods and Results: Acanthamoeba were grown in monoculture and co-cultures with three different species of Aeromonas. Survival, invasion and viable but nonculturable state experiments were performed. We showed that at a low initial bacterial cell density, growth of Aeromonas spp. was inhibited by Acanthamoeba castellanii, while A. castellanii growth was unaffected. In contrast, a high initial bacterial cell density, Aeromonas hydrophila AEW44 and Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria AEW104 suppressed the growth of A. castellanii. Fluorescent and phase-contrast microscopic observations of GFP tagged Aer. hydrophila AEW44 demonstrated that the bacterial cells aggregated on A. castellanii cells after 15 min of incubation and internalized. Aeromonas hydrophila AEW44 cells were found to be actively moving. Interestingly, Aer. hydrophila AEW44 cells shifted more rapidly to a viable but nonculturable form when co-cultured with A. castellanii than in monoculture. Conclusions: We demonstrated that Aeromonas spp. are able to interact with and to infect the protozoan A. castellanii under laboratory conditions. Significance and Impact of the Study: Free-living amoeba might play a role as reservoir for Aeromonas, and thus may increase the transmission of Aeromonas by acting as a vehicle.

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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14160 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03687.x (DOI)000254950500025 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-12-18 Laget: 2011-12-16 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Rahman, M., Huys, G., Rahman, M., Albert, M. J., Kuhn, I. & Möllby, R. (2007). Persistence, transmission, and virulence characteristics of Aeromonas strains in a duckweed aquaculture-based hospital sewage water recycling plant in Bangladesh. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(5), 1444-1451
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2007 (engelsk)Inngår i: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ISSN 0099-2240, E-ISSN 1098-5336, Vol. 73, nr 5, s. 1444-1451Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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The persistence and transmission of Aeromonas in a duckweed aquaculture-based hospital sewage water treatment plant in Bangladesh was studied. A total of 670 samples from different sites of the hospital sewage water treatment plant, from feces of hospitalized children suffering from diarrhea, from environmental control ponds, and from feces of healthy humans were collected over a period of three years. In total, 1,315 presumptive Aeromonas isolates were biochemically typed by the PhenePlate rapid screening system (PhP-AE). A selection of 90 representative isolates was further analyzed with PhenePlate (PhP) extended typing (PhP-48), fatty acid methyl ester analysis, and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) fingerprinting. In addition, the prevalence of the putative virulence factors hemolysin and cytotoxin and the presence of the cytolytic enterotoxin gene (AHCYTOEN) were analyzed. Aeromonas was found at all sites of the treatment plant, in 40% of the samples from environmental control ponds, in 8.5% of the samples from hospitalized children suffering from diarrhea, and in 3.5% of samples from healthy humans. A significantly high number of Aeromonas bacteria was found in duckweed, which indicates that duckweed may serve as a reservoir for these bacteria. PhP-AE typing allowed identification of more than 192 distinct PhP types, of which 18 major PhP types (MTs) were found in multiple sites and during several occasions. AFLP fingerprinting revealed the prevalence of genotypically indistinguishable Aeromonas isolates among certain PhP MTs recovered from different sampling occasions and/or at multiple sites. Hemolytic and cytotoxic activities were observed in 43% of the tested strains, whereas 29% possessed the cytolytic enterotoxin gene AHCYTOEN. Collectively, two specific MTs associated with diarrhea were shown to exhibit high cytotoxicity. Furthermore, all tested isolates of these major types were positive for the cytolytic enterotoxin gene. In conclusion, our data indicate that certain phenotypically and genotypically stable clonal lineages of Aeromonas have persisted in the treatment system for a prolonged period and might spread from the hospitalized children suffering from diarrhea to fish produced for human consumption through the sewage water treatment system.

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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14233 (URN)10.1128/AEM.01901-06 (DOI)000245068900007 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-12-19 Laget: 2011-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Rahman, M., Simm, R., Kader, A., Basseres, E., Romling, U. & Mollby, R. (2007). The role of c-di-GMP signaling in an Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria strain. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 273(2), 172-179
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2007 (engelsk)Inngår i: FEMS Microbiology Letters, ISSN 0378-1097, E-ISSN 1574-6968, Vol. 273, nr 2, s. 172-179Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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Aeromonas is a ubiquitous gram-negative bacterium that persists in the environment. It is shown that all isolates of persistent Aeromonas clones show strong biofilm formation ability. C-di-GMP regulates biofilm formation in many bacteria. To investigate the impact of c-di-GMP signaling, we introduced heterologous GGDEF and EAL domain proteins from Salmonella Typhimurium to an Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria strain. Overexpression of the GGDEF domain protein AdrA increased c-di-GMP concentration and biofilm formation and reduced motility. Production of the quorum-sensing signaling molecule C4-homoserine lactone and adhesion to aquatic plant duckweed and amoeba surfaces were enhanced. On the other hand, overexpression of the EAL domain protein YhjH decreased biofilm formation and increased motility.

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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14215 (URN)10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00803.x (DOI)000248800600007 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-12-20 Laget: 2011-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-08bibliografisk kontrollert
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