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    ATCC t forsythia atcc 43037
    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia <t>ATCC</t> 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
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    1) Product Images from "Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications"

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

    2) Product Images from "Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications"

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

    3) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    4) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    5) Product Images from "Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications"

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

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    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

    16) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    17) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    18) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    19) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    20) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    26) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    27) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    28) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    29) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    31) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    32) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    33) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    34) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    35) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    36) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    37) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    38) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    39) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    40) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    41) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    42) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    43) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    44) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    45) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    46) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    47) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    48) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    49) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    50) Product Images from "Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications"

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
    Figure Legend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Techniques Used: Knock-Out

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Staining

    51) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    52) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups
    Figure Legend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    53) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representations ( Varki et al., 2015 ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z values) are shown in SNFG representation ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Scheme of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 S-layer O -glycan structure. Monosaccharide symbols are shown according to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) ( Varki et al., 2015 ). Please note that the position of the branching Fuc remained unclear ( Posch et al., 2011 ) until it was determined in the course of this study to be on the reducing-end Gal. (B) Scheme of the 27-kb protein O -glycosylation gene cluster of T. forsythia ATCC 43037. Wzx (black), flippase; pseBCFHGI (green), CMP-Pse biosynthesis genes; gtfSMILE (blue), Gtf genes; mtfJOY (yellow), Mtf genes; asnB (putative asparagine synthetase B), wecC (UDP- N -acetyl- D -mannosamine dehydrogenase) and wecB (UDP- N- acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase) (purple); hypothetical proteins, HP (gray). Genes are not drawn to scale.

    Techniques Used:

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    54) Product Images from "A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia"

    Article Title: A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwx019

    Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis

    ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis, Negative Control

    SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Western Blot, Staining, Mutagenesis, Labeling, Migration, Molecular Weight, Marker, Mass Spectrometry

    55) Product Images from "A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia"

    Article Title: A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwx019

    Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis

    ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis, Negative Control

    SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Western Blot, Staining, Mutagenesis, Labeling, Migration, Molecular Weight, Marker, Mass Spectrometry

    56) Product Images from "A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia"

    Article Title: A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwx019

    Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis

    ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis, Negative Control

    SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Western Blot, Staining, Mutagenesis, Labeling, Migration, Molecular Weight, Marker, Mass Spectrometry

    57) Product Images from "A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia"

    Article Title: A pseudaminic acid or a legionaminic acid derivative transferase is strain-specifically implicated in the general protein O-glycosylation system of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia

    Journal: Glycobiology

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwx019

    Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Deconvoluted ESI-IT-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia parent and mutant strains. ( A ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 . ( B ) Comparison of the spectra from T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . Another glycan species with additional +16 Da at the position of the digitoxose was observed, indicative of the presence of a deoxyhexose instead of a dideoxyhexose in some forms of the glycan. The glycan structures of the highest mass peaks are shown as symbolic representations. Mass peaks from the subsequent fragmentation pattern were assigned according to the loss of carbohydrate units and modifications. Relative peak intensities of occurring peaks are given on the y axis. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis

    ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-IT-MS analysis of cellular nucleotide sugar pools from T. forsythia strains. ( A ) CMP-activated Pse5Am7Gra ( m / z 683.3) was detected in the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and in the Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, whereas this mass was absent in a Pse biosynthesis deficient strain (Δ pseC ) which served as a negative control. ( B ) In T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and in the Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, a m / z 654.3 peak was identified, which was attributed to a CMP-activated Leg derivative (CMP-Leg*). This mass is consistent with having Ac and Gc modifications on Leg, based on calculation. Notably, this peak was absent in the Legbiosynthesis deficient strain (Δ legC ) which served as a negative control. Relative peak intensities are given on the y axis.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Mutagenesis, Negative Control

    SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.
    Figure Legend Snippet: SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblot analyses of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 wild-type and mutants. ( A ) CBB staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type, Δ Tanf_01245 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ Tanf_01245 + TFUB4_00887 after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the down-shift resulting from the loss of the Pse5Am7Gra residue can be observed in the deletion mutant and in the cross-complemented mutant, while in the reconstituted strain the bands are up-shifted again to wild-type level. The same migration profiles could be observed for T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, Δ TFUB4_00887 mutant, reconstituted mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + and cross-complemented mutant Δ TFUB4_00887 + Tanf_01245 . PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. The S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. Western immunoblots probed with anti-TfsA antiserum ( B ) and anti-TfsB antiserum ( C ) confirmed the identity of the S-layer glycoproteins in all analyzed T. forsythia species. PageRuler Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a molecular weight marker.

    Techniques Used: SDS Page, Western Blot, Staining, Mutagenesis, Labeling, Migration, Molecular Weight, Marker, Mass Spectrometry

    58) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    59) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    60) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    61) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    62) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    63) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    64) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    65) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    66) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    67) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    68) Product Images from "A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications"

    Article Title: A General Protein O-Glycosylation Gene Cluster Encodes the Species-Specific Glycan of the Oral Pathogen Tannerella forsythia: O-Glycan Biosynthesis and Immunological Implications

    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology

    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02008

    (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.
    Figure Legend Snippet: (A) Coomassie Brilliant Blue staining of crude cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type and glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants after separation on a 7.5% SDS-PA gel. The S-layer glycoproteins (labeled TfsA and TfsB) are indicated and the downshifts resulting from glycan truncation can be seen in the mutants. S-layer glycoprotein bands were further processed for MS analyses. PageRuler Plus Prestained Protein Ladder (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was used as a protein molecular weight marker. (B) Western-blots probed with α-TfsA and α-TfsB antiserum for confirmation of the identity of S-layer glycoproteins. Glycoproteins from all glycosyltransferase-deficient mutants (Δ gtfSMILE ) experienced a downshift resulting from glycan truncation, whereas the reconstituted strains (denoted with +) regained wild-type migration, indicating the presence of the complete mature glycan, proving successful recombination. (C, i–vi) ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia wild-type and mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). O -Glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications.

    Techniques Used: Staining, Labeling, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Weight, Marker, Western Blot, Migration

    Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Alignment of protein O- glycosylation gene clusters from different T. forsythia strains showing comparable sizes and gene organizations (drawn to scale). Genes showing sequence identity > 50% and sequence coverage > 50% between strains appear in the same color. The major difference in the analyzed strains are for genes synthesizing either CMP-Pse ( pseBCFHGI ; light green colors; strains ATCC 43037 and UB20) or CMP-Leg ( legBCHIGF, ptmE ; dark green colors; strains FDC 92A2, UB4, KS16, UB22). Genes encoding Gtfs ( gtfSMILE ; blue color), Mtfs ( mtfJOY ; yellow color) and carbohydrate modifying enzymes ( asnB, wecC, wecB ; gray color) show high sequence homology between analyzed strains. Genomes of all strains synthesizing CMP-Leg encode an additional putative Mtf gene ( mtfX ), which does not share sequence homology to other Mtfs located within the cluster. In strain UB22, mtfJ is not predicted and for strain 3313 only five out of seven genes needed for the synthesis of CMP-Leg are predicted confidently. Due to low homology, isolate Tannerella sp. HOT-286 (phylotype BU063) could not be aligned with the other T. forsythia strains; for that isolate, the genomic area between a wzx -like gene and the gtfE gene is shown for comparison. P, Pse transferase; L, Leg transferase; HP, hypothetical protein; the star symbol ( ∗ ) indicates a transposable element; genes written in bold letters were investigated in detail in course of this study.

    Techniques Used: Sequencing

    ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.
    Figure Legend Snippet: ESI-MS sum spectra of β-eliminated TfsB O -glycans from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 methyltransferase knock-out mutants. The glycan structures of the signals corresponding to the largest mass (bold m / z ). Other O -glycan signals detected for the respective mutants were assigned based on the m / z mass differences corresponding to the loss of individual sugar units and/or modifications. The lack of methyl modifications is indicated by a red circle in the symbolic O -glycan structure representation.

    Techniques Used: Mass Spectrometry, Knock-Out

    Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.
    Figure Legend Snippet: Model for the biosynthesis of the species-specific portion of the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 O -glycan. Upon synthesis of the pentasaccharide core on an undP lipid carrier, the first carbohydrate residue of the species-specific glycan is a Fuc residue conferred by GtfE. The glycan is elongated with a Gal residue which is transferred by GtfL and methylated by MtfY. The assembly of the three sugar branch, consisting of a ManNAcA residue (transferred by GtfI), a ManNAcCONH 2 residue (GtfM), which is methylated by either MtfJ or MtfO, and a Pse5Am7Gra residue (transferred via GtfS), completes the synthesis of the decasaccharide.

    Techniques Used: Methylation

    69) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Comparison of colony‐forming unit ( CFU ) counting and quantitative polymerase chain reaction ( qPCR ) for Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants in the subgingival “Zurich biofilm”. Total bacteria for 10‐species biofilms with different T. forsythia strains and mutants enumerated by CFU counts (red boxes) and qPCR (blue boxes) for three independent experiments with three technical replicates, each, are shown (Whiskers boxplots 5th to 95th centile)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of colony‐forming unit ( CFU ) counting and quantitative polymerase chain reaction ( qPCR ) for Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants in the subgingival “Zurich biofilm”. Total bacteria for 10‐species biofilms with different T. forsythia strains and mutants enumerated by CFU counts (red boxes) and qPCR (blue boxes) for three independent experiments with three technical replicates, each, are shown (Whiskers boxplots 5th to 95th centile)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

    70) Product Images from "Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms"

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Comparison of colony‐forming unit ( CFU ) counting and quantitative polymerase chain reaction ( qPCR ) for Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants in the subgingival “Zurich biofilm”. Total bacteria for 10‐species biofilms with different T. forsythia strains and mutants enumerated by CFU counts (red boxes) and qPCR (blue boxes) for three independent experiments with three technical replicates, each, are shown (Whiskers boxplots 5th to 95th centile)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of colony‐forming unit ( CFU ) counting and quantitative polymerase chain reaction ( qPCR ) for Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants in the subgingival “Zurich biofilm”. Total bacteria for 10‐species biofilms with different T. forsythia strains and mutants enumerated by CFU counts (red boxes) and qPCR (blue boxes) for three independent experiments with three technical replicates, each, are shown (Whiskers boxplots 5th to 95th centile)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Techniques Used: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)
    Figure Legend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Techniques Used: Mutagenesis

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    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms
    Article Snippet: .. In contrast, deficiency in the O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid in a T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ΔpseC and a T. forsythia UB4 ΔlegC mutant, respectively, decreased biofilm formation on a mucin‐coated surface. .. Although these data together demonstrate the involvement of both S‐layer and attached sugar moieties in monospecies biofilm formation, the question arises to what extent these observations are influenced by the physical properties of the surface provided for cell attachment and, above that, demand an investigation into if and how the described effects translate into a multispecies biofilm that more adequately mirrors the in vivo situation.

    Isolation:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ). .. Once bacterial growth was visible, genomic DNA was isolated to confirm the integration of the knockout cassette via PCR amplification.

    Marker:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ). .. Cells were regenerated in BHI medium for 24 h before plating on BHI agar plates containing Erm as selection marker.

    Knock-Out:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ). .. Once bacterial growth was visible, genomic DNA was isolated to confirm the integration of the knockout cassette via PCR amplification.

    Polymerase Chain Reaction:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ). .. Once bacterial growth was visible, genomic DNA was isolated to confirm the integration of the knockout cassette via PCR amplification.

    Cell Attachment Assay:

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms
    Article Snippet: In contrast, deficiency in the O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid in a T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ΔpseC and a T. forsythia UB4 ΔlegC mutant, respectively, decreased biofilm formation on a mucin‐coated surface. .. Although these data together demonstrate the involvement of both S‐layer and attached sugar moieties in monospecies biofilm formation, the question arises to what extent these observations are influenced by the physical properties of the surface provided for cell attachment and, above that, demand an investigation into if and how the described effects translate into a multispecies biofilm that more adequately mirrors the in vivo situation.

    Overlap Extension Polymerase Chain Reaction:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: The three fragments were joined by overlap extension (OE-) PCR and sub-cloned into the blunt-end cloning vector pJET1.2 (Thermo Scientific). .. Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ).

    Modification:

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms
    Article Snippet: We recently found evidence that the T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type strain carries a modified Pse residue as a terminal constituent of the S‐layer O‐ glycan, whereas in the clinical isolate T. forsythia UB4, this residue is present as its stereoisomer, Leg (Table , see Supplementary material, Fig. ). .. In contrast, deficiency in the O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid in a T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ΔpseC and a T. forsythia UB4 ΔlegC mutant, respectively, decreased biofilm formation on a mucin‐coated surface.

    Transformation Assay:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: .. Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ). .. Cells were regenerated in BHI medium for 24 h before plating on BHI agar plates containing Erm as selection marker.

    Plasmid Preparation:

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications
    Article Snippet: The three fragments were joined by overlap extension (OE-) PCR and sub-cloned into the blunt-end cloning vector pJET1.2 (Thermo Scientific). .. Transformation of T. forsythia ATCC and T. forsythia UB4 was done as described previously ( , ).

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    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia <t>ATCC</t> 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P
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    Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Knockout of pseC and legC decreases biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and T. forsythia UB4 cells, respectively. ( A ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild-type compared to ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp . ( B ) Biofilm formation in T. forsythia UB4 wild-type compared to UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain T. forsythia UB4 Δ legC comp . Data represent mean values ± SD of at least four independent experiments with four replicates each and were analyzed by the unpaired Student’s t-test. Asterisks indicate significant differences (** P

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques: Knock-Out

    ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: ( A ) Structures of Sia and Sia-like sugars (NulOs). Sialic acid (Neu5Ac), legionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac 2 ) and pseudaminic acids (Pse5,7Ac 2 and Pse5Am7Gra) are shown. To note, Pse5Am7Gra is found as the terminal sugar of the S-layer glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037. For reference, the nine carbon atoms of Sia are numbered, and the structure of the NHAc group is shown in the boxed inset. ( B ) Schematic drawing of the structure of the S-layer O -glycan in T. forsythia ATCC 43037 (amended from Posch et al. (2011) ). This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques:

    Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Experimentally confirmed enzymatic steps (in green) in T. forsythia strains ATCC 43037 (left) and FDC 92A2/UB4 (right) corresponding to the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthetic pathways as elucidated in H. pylori and C. jejuni , respectively ( Schoenhofen et al. 2006b , Schoenhofen et al. 2009 ). In T. forsythia , pathways will deviate at some point to produce the unique NulO derivatives found in our strains, such as Pse5Am7Gra. These deviations would be anticipated to occur either within the NulO biosynthetic pathway or post CMP-NulO biosynthesis. Red, blue and orange highlight enzymatic steps that introduce the stereochemical differences between the two pathways and also indicate the positions altered for both hexose intermediates and final NulO. The assignment of roman numerals to each compound is consistent with label designations found throughout the text. Subscripts “P” and “L” indicate intermediates from the CMP-Pse and CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway, respectively. For simplicity, all sugars except for the NulOs are shown in 4 C 1 form. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques: Introduce

    Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Phylogenetic clusters of selected microbial NulO synthase homologs. Based on the prediction of NulO sugar type by Lewis et al. (2009) , a distance-based neighbor joining tree calculated from the amino acid sequences of NulO synthase enzymes places Tanf_01240 of T. forsythia type strain ATCC 43037 in a phylogenetic clade of pseudaminic acid synthases, while BFO_1066 of strain FDC 92A2/UB4 is clustered with Leg synthases (bootstrap values shown at relevant nodes). Green denotes Leg synthases, red Neu synthases and blue Pse synthases. This figure is available in black and white in print and in color at Glycobiology online.

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques:

    SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: SDS-PAGE gels (12%) of purified recombinant enzymes of the ( A ) CMP-Pse biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia ATCC 43037 and ( B ) CMP-Leg biosynthesis pathway from T. forsythia FDC 92A2/UB4.

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques: SDS Page, Purification, Recombinant

    SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Journal: Glycobiology

    Article Title: Tannerella forsythia strains display different cell-surface nonulosonic acids: biosynthetic pathway characterization and first insight into biological implications

    doi: 10.1093/glycob/cww129

    Figure Lengend Snippet: SDS-PAGE analysis of T. forsythia parent, NulO-deficient, and complemented strains. ( A ) CBB stained SDS-PAGE (7.5% gel) of whole cell extracts from T. forsythia ATCC 43037, ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and the complemented strain ATCC 43037 Δ pseC comp , and ( B ) T. forsythia UB4 wild-type, UB4 Δ legC and the complemented strain UB4 Δ legC comp . For both T. forsythia ATCC 43037 Δ pseC and UB4 Δ legC , a downshift of the S-layer protein bands (TfsA and TfsB) could be observed, which was reverted in the complemented strains.

    Article Snippet: Detection of Pse/Leg pathway biosynthetic genes in T. forsythia ATCC 43037, FDC 92A2 and UB4 To check for the presence of selected genes from the Pse or Leg biosynthesis pathway, genomic DNA of T. forsythia ATCC 43037, T. forsythia FDC 92A2 and T. forsythia UB4 was used as a template in six separate PCRs.

    Techniques: SDS Page, Staining

    Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Dual fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus for biofilms harboring ATCC 43037 wild‐type (A), UB 4 wild‐type (B), and ATCC 43037 ∆tfs AB (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia , cyan: C. rectus; green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A, B) and 15 μm (C)

    Article Snippet: 3.1 Monospecies biofilm formation of T. forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants Based on the observations that deficiency in the protein O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid triggers a decrease in biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆pseC and T. forsythia UB4 ∆legC on a mucin‐coated surface and that T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆wecC possessing an even more truncated O ‐glycan forms more biofilm on untreated plates, the biofilm formation capacity of all these strains was compared here in one microtiter plate assay, where the plates were coated with mucin to mimic the native situation on the tooth surface, and biofilm growth was quantified by OD600 measurement of biofilm cells and normalized to the corresponding total cell mass for each strain.

    Techniques: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Fluorescence in situ hybridization staining of biofilms harboring Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 mutants (A) ∆pseC , (B) ∆wecC , and (C) ∆tfs AB . Red: T. forsythia , cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Scale bars 20 μm (A) and 10 μm (B, C)

    Article Snippet: 3.1 Monospecies biofilm formation of T. forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants Based on the observations that deficiency in the protein O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid triggers a decrease in biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆pseC and T. forsythia UB4 ∆legC on a mucin‐coated surface and that T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆wecC possessing an even more truncated O ‐glycan forms more biofilm on untreated plates, the biofilm formation capacity of all these strains was compared here in one microtiter plate assay, where the plates were coated with mucin to mimic the native situation on the tooth surface, and biofilm growth was quantified by OD600 measurement of biofilm cells and normalized to the corresponding total cell mass for each strain.

    Techniques: Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Box plots showing cell numbers of all species determined by quantitative real‐time PCR for biofilms with Tannerella forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or mutants (∆pseC , ∆wecC , ∆tfs AB , ∆pseC comp ) (A) and UB 4 wild‐type or mutants (∆legC , ∆legC comp ), respectively (B). Data derived from three independent experiments were plotted on a logarithmic scale. Asterisk (*) indicates significant differences ( P ≤.05) between the groups

    Article Snippet: 3.1 Monospecies biofilm formation of T. forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants Based on the observations that deficiency in the protein O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid triggers a decrease in biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆pseC and T. forsythia UB4 ∆legC on a mucin‐coated surface and that T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆wecC possessing an even more truncated O ‐glycan forms more biofilm on untreated plates, the biofilm formation capacity of all these strains was compared here in one microtiter plate assay, where the plates were coated with mucin to mimic the native situation on the tooth surface, and biofilm growth was quantified by OD600 measurement of biofilm cells and normalized to the corresponding total cell mass for each strain.

    Techniques: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Derivative Assay

    Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Comparison of 10‐species biofilms with two Tannerella forsythia wild‐type strains. (A) Whiskers boxplots (5th to 95th centile) show bacterial numbers determined by quantitative real‐time PCR from three independent experiments. Asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference ( P ≤.05) between groups. The two groups represent biofilms with either T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type or T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type. (B, C) Fluorescence in situ hybridization stainings of fixed biofilms showing the localization of ATCC 43037 wild‐type (B) and UB 4 wild‐type (C). Red/yellow: T. forsythia; cyan: Porphyromonas gingivalis , green: non‐hybridized cells ( DNA staining YoPro‐1+Sytox). Here a representative area for one disk each is shown with a top view in the left panel and a side view with the biofilm–disk interface directed towards the top view; scale bars 5 μm (B) and 10 μm (C)

    Article Snippet: 3.1 Monospecies biofilm formation of T. forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants Based on the observations that deficiency in the protein O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid triggers a decrease in biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆pseC and T. forsythia UB4 ∆legC on a mucin‐coated surface and that T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆wecC possessing an even more truncated O ‐glycan forms more biofilm on untreated plates, the biofilm formation capacity of all these strains was compared here in one microtiter plate assay, where the plates were coated with mucin to mimic the native situation on the tooth surface, and biofilm growth was quantified by OD600 measurement of biofilm cells and normalized to the corresponding total cell mass for each strain.

    Techniques: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fluorescence, In Situ Hybridization, Staining

    Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Journal: Molecular Oral Microbiology

    Article Title: Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms. Behavior of two Tannerella forsythia strains and their cell surface mutants in multispecies oral biofilms

    doi: 10.1111/omi.12182

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Monospecies biofilm formation of Tannerella forsythia wild‐type and mutant strains. (A) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 wild‐type compared with its mutants ATCC 43037 Δ pseC , Δ wecC , Δ tfs AB and the complemented mutant Δ pseC comp . (B) Biofilm formation of T. forsythia UB 4 wild‐type compared with its mutant UB 4 Δ legC and the complemented mutant Δ legC comp . Mean values ± SD of four independent experiments with three replicates, each, are shown. Asterisks (**) indicate significant differences between samples as determined by the unpaired Student's t ‐test ( P ≤.01)

    Article Snippet: 3.1 Monospecies biofilm formation of T. forsythia wild‐type strains and mutants Based on the observations that deficiency in the protein O ‐glycan's terminal nonulosonic acid triggers a decrease in biofilm formation of T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆pseC and T. forsythia UB4 ∆legC on a mucin‐coated surface and that T. forsythia ATCC 43037 ∆wecC possessing an even more truncated O ‐glycan forms more biofilm on untreated plates, the biofilm formation capacity of all these strains was compared here in one microtiter plate assay, where the plates were coated with mucin to mimic the native situation on the tooth surface, and biofilm growth was quantified by OD600 measurement of biofilm cells and normalized to the corresponding total cell mass for each strain.

    Techniques: Mutagenesis