Research into the interaction between bacteriophage and bacteria has been a subject of interest since their discovery more than a century ago. This field has seen a resurgence in recent years because of its potential implications in the realm of medicine.
Current JEMI Papers
Electron Microscopy to visualize T4 bacteriophage interactions with Escherichia coli strain DFB1655 L9, an isogenic derivative of strain MG1655 engineered to express O16 antigen
Steps toward a luciferase assay system for investigating gene expression
The luciferase reporter assay is a powerful method of studying gene expression at the transcriptional level because of its high sensitivity and convenience. It detects the activity of luciferase, a light-producing enzyme encoded by the luxCDABE operon.
Escherichia coli K12 Strain JW5917-1, an rcsC Knock Out Strain in the Keio Collection, Displays an Impaired Growth Phenotype Compared to its Isogenic Parent Strain BW25113
The Regulator of Capsule Synthesis (Rcs) phosphorelay pathway regulates the expression of genes necessary for biofilm formation and stress response within
Slower Growth and Increased Biofilm Formation of Escherichia coli K-12 Stringent Response Mutant, ΔrelA/spoT, under Isoleucine Starvation
Biofilm formation contributes to bacterial virulence and its formation is known to be affected by environmental condition and nutrient availability. Cells enter
Supernatants of Escherichia coli K-12 Wildtype Strain and ΔOmpC Mutant Strains do not Confer Resistance to T4 Bacteriophage Infection of K-12 WT cells
T4 bacteriophage has been well established in its ability to infect Escherichia coli K-12 strains, particularly strain BW25113, through an OmpC-dependent pathway with outer membrane porin C (OmpC) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as receptors. Previous studies have suggested that E.
Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 forms biofilm and outgrows Escherichia coli K12 in a temperature-dependent manner
Planktonic Escherichia coli may grow as biofilms adhered to a surface when environmental stressors are detected. Previous studies utilizing co-culture (culturing of two or more cell populations in contact with one another) and dual-species biofilm-based methods have found that probiotic E.
Developed biofilm assay suggests Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 may mediate biofilm inhibition in Escherichia coli K-12 in liquid co-culture
Escherichia coli K12 (K12) is a bacterial species known to form biofilm, which is a community of bacteria residing in a matrix of secreted polysaccharides and
Developing the Antisense Silencing Model for the Investigation of the Mechanism of Resistance of Escherichia coli DFB1655 L9 to T4 Bacteriophage
O antigen consists of multiple repeating polysaccharide units found on lipopolysaccharide in some Gram-negative bacteria, including Escherichia coli. It is
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG does not increase Caenorhabditis elegans longevity
Caenorhabditis elegans is used as a model organism to study longevity. In recent years, C. elegans have helped advance knowledge regarding the human microbiome and host-pathogen interactions due to its characteristic as a bacterivore.
rcsB Does Not Have a Temperature-Dependent Protective Role for Escherichia coli K-12 Against T7 Bacteriophage Lysis
The Regulator of Capsule Synthesis (Rcs) phosphorelay system in Escherichia coli is a complex thermally regulated two component signal transduction system involved in many cellular functions including capsule production.