Jovčić, Branko

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Genes and molecular mechanisms promoting probiotic activity of lactic acid bacteria from Western Balkan Izučavanje regulacije ekspresije gena odabranih industrijskih mikroorganizama
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200042 (University of Belgrade, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering) Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200178 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology)
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200031 (Scientific Institute of Veterinary Medicine 'Novi Sad', Novi Sad) CSK food enrichment, The Netherlands
FEMS Grant by Federation of European Microbiological Societies [FEMS-RG-2016-0118] Synthesis, Quantitative Structure and Activity Relationship, Physico-Chemical Characterisation and Analysis of Pharmacologically Active Substances
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200161 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy) International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy [CRP/SRB15-02]
International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Bio-technology, Italy [CRP-YUG06/01] International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy [CRP-YUG06/01]
International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy [CRP-YUG10-01] L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada SerbianItalian bilateral project for exchange of researchers 2019-2021 [RS19MO07]
Teagasc [0027MD]

Author's Bibliography

A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression

Ćurčić, Jovana; Jakovljević, Stefan; Novović, Katarina; Vasiljević, Zorica; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko; Malešević, Milka

(Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade, 2023)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ćurčić, Jovana
AU  - Jakovljević, Stefan
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Vasiljević, Zorica
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Malešević, Milka
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/803
AB  - Introduction: Quorum quenching (QQ) isthe enzymatic degradation of cell-to-cellsignaling molecules.
In this study, the potential of the novel YtnP lactonase, the quorum quenching enzyme derived from S.
maltophilia, to reduce P. aeruginosa quorum sensing and virulence factor gene expression was investigated.
Methods: MMA83 culture (adjusted to 1.5x105 CFU/ml) was treated with recombinant YtnP lactonase
(final concentration 50 μg/ml) at 37°C for 12 hours under aeration. RNA isolation of the treated and untreated MMA83 culture was performed using the RNeasy Mini Kit (Qiagen, Germany) according to the
protocol. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), was used to analyze
the effect ofYtnP lactonase on the relative mRNA levels of the LasI/LasR, RhiI/RhiR, and PQS signaling network genes of P. aeruginosa MMA83 and virulence factor genes. The rpsL was used as an endogenous
control to normalize obtained data following the 2-ΔΔCt method.
Results: The QS genes belonging to three QS networks – LasI/LasR, RhiI/RhiR, and PQS of P. aeruginosa
MMA83 treated with YtnP lactonase were significantly downregulated. The RT -qPCR results show that
treatment with YtnP-lactonase decreased the relative mRNA levels of genes involved in the production
of elastase (lasB approximately 2-fold), alginate (algK approximately 2.2-fold), pyocyanin (phzM approximately 3.5-fold), pyoverdin (pvdS approximately 2-fold), and rhamnolipid (rhlC approximately 4-fold).
These results suggest that YtnP lactonase exerts an antivirulence effect at the transcription level.
Conclusion: YtnP lactonase, a quorum quenching (QQ) enzyme, has the potential to be used as an innovative enzyme-based antivirulence therapeutic to combat infections caused by P. aeruginosa.
PB  - Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade
C3  - CoMBoS2 – the Second Congress of Molecular Biologists of Serbia, Abstract Book – Trends in Molecular Biology, Special issue 06-08 October 2023, Belgrade, Serbia
T1  - A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression
EP  - 121
SP  - 121
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_803
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ćurčić, Jovana and Jakovljević, Stefan and Novović, Katarina and Vasiljević, Zorica and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko and Malešević, Milka",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Introduction: Quorum quenching (QQ) isthe enzymatic degradation of cell-to-cellsignaling molecules.
In this study, the potential of the novel YtnP lactonase, the quorum quenching enzyme derived from S.
maltophilia, to reduce P. aeruginosa quorum sensing and virulence factor gene expression was investigated.
Methods: MMA83 culture (adjusted to 1.5x105 CFU/ml) was treated with recombinant YtnP lactonase
(final concentration 50 μg/ml) at 37°C for 12 hours under aeration. RNA isolation of the treated and untreated MMA83 culture was performed using the RNeasy Mini Kit (Qiagen, Germany) according to the
protocol. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), was used to analyze
the effect ofYtnP lactonase on the relative mRNA levels of the LasI/LasR, RhiI/RhiR, and PQS signaling network genes of P. aeruginosa MMA83 and virulence factor genes. The rpsL was used as an endogenous
control to normalize obtained data following the 2-ΔΔCt method.
Results: The QS genes belonging to three QS networks – LasI/LasR, RhiI/RhiR, and PQS of P. aeruginosa
MMA83 treated with YtnP lactonase were significantly downregulated. The RT -qPCR results show that
treatment with YtnP-lactonase decreased the relative mRNA levels of genes involved in the production
of elastase (lasB approximately 2-fold), alginate (algK approximately 2.2-fold), pyocyanin (phzM approximately 3.5-fold), pyoverdin (pvdS approximately 2-fold), and rhamnolipid (rhlC approximately 4-fold).
These results suggest that YtnP lactonase exerts an antivirulence effect at the transcription level.
Conclusion: YtnP lactonase, a quorum quenching (QQ) enzyme, has the potential to be used as an innovative enzyme-based antivirulence therapeutic to combat infections caused by P. aeruginosa.",
publisher = "Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade",
journal = "CoMBoS2 – the Second Congress of Molecular Biologists of Serbia, Abstract Book – Trends in Molecular Biology, Special issue 06-08 October 2023, Belgrade, Serbia",
title = "A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression",
pages = "121-121",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_803"
}
Ćurčić, J., Jakovljević, S., Novović, K., Vasiljević, Z., Kojić, M., Jovčić, B.,& Malešević, M.. (2023). A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression. in CoMBoS2 – the Second Congress of Molecular Biologists of Serbia, Abstract Book – Trends in Molecular Biology, Special issue 06-08 October 2023, Belgrade, Serbia
Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade., 121-121.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_803
Ćurčić J, Jakovljević S, Novović K, Vasiljević Z, Kojić M, Jovčić B, Malešević M. A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression. in CoMBoS2 – the Second Congress of Molecular Biologists of Serbia, Abstract Book – Trends in Molecular Biology, Special issue 06-08 October 2023, Belgrade, Serbia. 2023;:121-121.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_803 .
Ćurčić, Jovana, Jakovljević, Stefan, Novović, Katarina, Vasiljević, Zorica, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, Malešević, Milka, "A novel YtnP lactonase reduces the expression of p. aeruginosa MMA83 quorum sensing andvirulence factors gene expression" in CoMBoS2 – the Second Congress of Molecular Biologists of Serbia, Abstract Book – Trends in Molecular Biology, Special issue 06-08 October 2023, Belgrade, Serbia (2023):121-121,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_803 .

Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants

Malešević, Milka; Gardijan, Lazar; Miljković, Marija; O'Connor, Paula M; Mirković, Nemanja; Jovčić, Branko; Cotter, Paul D; Jovanovic, Goran; Kojić, Milan

(2023)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Gardijan, Lazar
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - O'Connor, Paula M
AU  - Mirković, Nemanja
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Cotter, Paul D
AU  - Jovanovic, Goran
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2023
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1828
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/740
AB  - Lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis BGBU1-4 produces 43 amino acids (aa) long bacteriocin, lactolisterin BU (LBU), a 5.161 kDa peptide with potent antibacterial activity against many Gram-positive pathogens. In addition, BGBU1-4 produces an additional unknown product of 3.642 kDa with antibacterial activity. Here, we determined that the significant amount of naturally produced LBU breaks down to create a 3.642 kDa truncated form of LBU bacteriocin consisting of 31 N-terminal aa (LBU1-31) that exhibits 12.5% the antibacterial activity of the full-length LBU. We showed that chemically synthesized LBU is stable and 50% less active than native LBU, and so we used the synthetic peptides of LBU and its variants to further study their activities and antibacterial potential. Deletion analysis of LBU revealed that the 24 N-terminal aa of LBU (LBU1-24) are responsible for antibacterial activity, while downstream aa (25–43) determine the species-specific effectiveness of LBU. Although LBU1-31 contains aa 1–24, the truncation at position 31 is predicted to change the structure within aa 15–31 and might impact on antibacterial activity. Intriguingly, whole genome sequencing and genome mining established that BGBU1-4 is abundant in genes that encode potential antibacterials, but produces LBU and its breakdown product LBU1-31 exclusively.
T2  - Letters in Applied Microbiology
T2  - Letters in Applied MicrobiologyLetters in Applied Microbiology
T1  - Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants
IS  - 2
SP  - ovad004
VL  - 76
DO  - 10.1093/lambio/ovad004
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Malešević, Milka and Gardijan, Lazar and Miljković, Marija and O'Connor, Paula M and Mirković, Nemanja and Jovčić, Branko and Cotter, Paul D and Jovanovic, Goran and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis BGBU1-4 produces 43 amino acids (aa) long bacteriocin, lactolisterin BU (LBU), a 5.161 kDa peptide with potent antibacterial activity against many Gram-positive pathogens. In addition, BGBU1-4 produces an additional unknown product of 3.642 kDa with antibacterial activity. Here, we determined that the significant amount of naturally produced LBU breaks down to create a 3.642 kDa truncated form of LBU bacteriocin consisting of 31 N-terminal aa (LBU1-31) that exhibits 12.5% the antibacterial activity of the full-length LBU. We showed that chemically synthesized LBU is stable and 50% less active than native LBU, and so we used the synthetic peptides of LBU and its variants to further study their activities and antibacterial potential. Deletion analysis of LBU revealed that the 24 N-terminal aa of LBU (LBU1-24) are responsible for antibacterial activity, while downstream aa (25–43) determine the species-specific effectiveness of LBU. Although LBU1-31 contains aa 1–24, the truncation at position 31 is predicted to change the structure within aa 15–31 and might impact on antibacterial activity. Intriguingly, whole genome sequencing and genome mining established that BGBU1-4 is abundant in genes that encode potential antibacterials, but produces LBU and its breakdown product LBU1-31 exclusively.",
journal = "Letters in Applied Microbiology, Letters in Applied MicrobiologyLetters in Applied Microbiology",
title = "Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants",
number = "2",
pages = "ovad004",
volume = "76",
doi = "10.1093/lambio/ovad004"
}
Malešević, M., Gardijan, L., Miljković, M., O'Connor, P. M., Mirković, N., Jovčić, B., Cotter, P. D., Jovanovic, G.,& Kojić, M.. (2023). Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants. in Letters in Applied Microbiology, 76(2), ovad004.
https://doi.org/10.1093/lambio/ovad004
Malešević M, Gardijan L, Miljković M, O'Connor PM, Mirković N, Jovčić B, Cotter PD, Jovanovic G, Kojić M. Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants. in Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2023;76(2):ovad004.
doi:10.1093/lambio/ovad004 .
Malešević, Milka, Gardijan, Lazar, Miljković, Marija, O'Connor, Paula M, Mirković, Nemanja, Jovčić, Branko, Cotter, Paul D, Jovanovic, Goran, Kojić, Milan, "Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 by genome mining, bacteriocin gene overexpression, and chemical protein synthesis of lactolisterin BU variants" in Letters in Applied Microbiology, 76, no. 2 (2023):ovad004,
https://doi.org/10.1093/lambio/ovad004 . .
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Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene

Filipić, Brankica; Malešević, Milka; Vasiljević, Zorica; Novović, Katarina; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko

(Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Vasiljević, Zorica
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/724
AB  - Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) is the preferable treatment option of the infections caused by Achromobacter spp. Our study aimed to analyze the SXT resistance of 98 Achromobacter spp. isolates from pediatric patients, among which 33 isolates were SXT-resistant. The presence of intI1 was screened by PCR and genome sequence analyses. The intI1 gene was detected in 10 of SXT-resistant isolates that had shorter intI1 PCR fragments named intI1S. Structural changes in intI1S were confirmed by genome sequencing and analyses which revealed 86 amino acids deletion in IntI1S protein compared to canonical IntI1 protein. All IntI1S isolates were of non-CF origin. Pan-genome analysis of intI1S bearing A. xylosoxidans isolates comprised 9052 genes, with the core genome consisting of 5455 protein-coding genes. Results in this study indicate that IntI1S isolates were derived from clinical settings and that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients were potential reservoirs for healthcare-associated infections that occurred in non-CF patients.
PB  - Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
T2  - Folia Microbiologica
T1  - Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene
DO  - 10.1007/s12223-022-01026-8
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Filipić, Brankica and Malešević, Milka and Vasiljević, Zorica and Novović, Katarina and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2022",
abstract = "Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) is the preferable treatment option of the infections caused by Achromobacter spp. Our study aimed to analyze the SXT resistance of 98 Achromobacter spp. isolates from pediatric patients, among which 33 isolates were SXT-resistant. The presence of intI1 was screened by PCR and genome sequence analyses. The intI1 gene was detected in 10 of SXT-resistant isolates that had shorter intI1 PCR fragments named intI1S. Structural changes in intI1S were confirmed by genome sequencing and analyses which revealed 86 amino acids deletion in IntI1S protein compared to canonical IntI1 protein. All IntI1S isolates were of non-CF origin. Pan-genome analysis of intI1S bearing A. xylosoxidans isolates comprised 9052 genes, with the core genome consisting of 5455 protein-coding genes. Results in this study indicate that IntI1S isolates were derived from clinical settings and that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients were potential reservoirs for healthcare-associated infections that occurred in non-CF patients.",
publisher = "Springer Science and Business Media B.V.",
journal = "Folia Microbiologica",
title = "Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene",
doi = "10.1007/s12223-022-01026-8"
}
Filipić, B., Malešević, M., Vasiljević, Z., Novović, K., Kojić, M.,& Jovčić, B.. (2022). Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene. in Folia Microbiologica
Springer Science and Business Media B.V...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-022-01026-8
Filipić B, Malešević M, Vasiljević Z, Novović K, Kojić M, Jovčić B. Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene. in Folia Microbiologica. 2022;.
doi:10.1007/s12223-022-01026-8 .
Filipić, Brankica, Malešević, Milka, Vasiljević, Zorica, Novović, Katarina, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, "Comparative genomics of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia reveals shortened variant of class 1 integron integrase gene" in Folia Microbiologica (2022),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-022-01026-8 . .
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Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia

Velhner, Maja; Todorović, Dalibor; Novović, Katarina; Jovčić, Branko; Lazić, Gospava; Kojić, Milan; Kehrenberg, Corinna

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Velhner, Maja
AU  - Todorović, Dalibor
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Lazić, Gospava
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Kehrenberg, Corinna
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/710
AB  - Despite common resistance to antimicrobials in Escherichia coli isolates from farm animals in Serbia, no data are currently accessible on its occurrence in E. coli isolated from gulls. Therefore, 67 cloacal swabs and 70 fecal samples from black-headed gulls were investigated for the presence of antibiotic-resistant E. coli isolates. Ninety-nine isolates were obtained during the study. Resistotyping and resistance gene typing has shown that 44 isolates harbor resistance to one or more antibiotics. Multidrug resistance was detected in 24 E. coli isolates. Ten isolates were resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotics and were studied in detail including virulence gene typing, phylogenetic and multilocus sequence typing, and mating. These ten isolates belonged to phylogenetic groups B2 (five isolates), D (four isolates) and B1 (one isolate). Five different sequence types (ST38, ST2307, ST224, ST162 and ST34) were detected in E. coli isolates with AmpC phenotype and genotype. One isolate carried the Inc I2/FIB replicon type plasmid with the bla(CTX-M-1) gene. Nine isolates had bla(CMY-2) genes, which were detected on conjugative plasmids in seven isolates. The virulence genes hly, iroN, iss, ompT and cvaC were detected in one transconjugant. Ten isolates were found to be resistant to ciprofloxacin, whose MIC ranged from 4 to 32 mg/L. Genotyping revealed single or double mutations in the quinolone resistance determining region (QRDR) of the gyrA or gyrA, parC and parE genes, respectively. So, Black-headed gulls from Serbia may be colonized by multidrug-resistant E. coli, some of which are resistant to critically important antibiotics in medicine.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Veterinary Research Communications
T1  - Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia
EP  - 209
IS  - 4
SP  - 199
VL  - 45
DO  - 10.1007/s11259-021-09801-7
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Velhner, Maja and Todorović, Dalibor and Novović, Katarina and Jovčić, Branko and Lazić, Gospava and Kojić, Milan and Kehrenberg, Corinna",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Despite common resistance to antimicrobials in Escherichia coli isolates from farm animals in Serbia, no data are currently accessible on its occurrence in E. coli isolated from gulls. Therefore, 67 cloacal swabs and 70 fecal samples from black-headed gulls were investigated for the presence of antibiotic-resistant E. coli isolates. Ninety-nine isolates were obtained during the study. Resistotyping and resistance gene typing has shown that 44 isolates harbor resistance to one or more antibiotics. Multidrug resistance was detected in 24 E. coli isolates. Ten isolates were resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotics and were studied in detail including virulence gene typing, phylogenetic and multilocus sequence typing, and mating. These ten isolates belonged to phylogenetic groups B2 (five isolates), D (four isolates) and B1 (one isolate). Five different sequence types (ST38, ST2307, ST224, ST162 and ST34) were detected in E. coli isolates with AmpC phenotype and genotype. One isolate carried the Inc I2/FIB replicon type plasmid with the bla(CTX-M-1) gene. Nine isolates had bla(CMY-2) genes, which were detected on conjugative plasmids in seven isolates. The virulence genes hly, iroN, iss, ompT and cvaC were detected in one transconjugant. Ten isolates were found to be resistant to ciprofloxacin, whose MIC ranged from 4 to 32 mg/L. Genotyping revealed single or double mutations in the quinolone resistance determining region (QRDR) of the gyrA or gyrA, parC and parE genes, respectively. So, Black-headed gulls from Serbia may be colonized by multidrug-resistant E. coli, some of which are resistant to critically important antibiotics in medicine.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Veterinary Research Communications",
title = "Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia",
pages = "209-199",
number = "4",
volume = "45",
doi = "10.1007/s11259-021-09801-7"
}
Velhner, M., Todorović, D., Novović, K., Jovčić, B., Lazić, G., Kojić, M.,& Kehrenberg, C.. (2021). Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. in Veterinary Research Communications
Springer, Dordrecht., 45(4), 199-209.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11259-021-09801-7
Velhner M, Todorović D, Novović K, Jovčić B, Lazić G, Kojić M, Kehrenberg C. Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. in Veterinary Research Communications. 2021;45(4):199-209.
doi:10.1007/s11259-021-09801-7 .
Velhner, Maja, Todorović, Dalibor, Novović, Katarina, Jovčić, Branko, Lazić, Gospava, Kojić, Milan, Kehrenberg, Corinna, "Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) present in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia" in Veterinary Research Communications, 45, no. 4 (2021):199-209,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11259-021-09801-7 . .
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C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae

Mirković, Nemanja; Obradović, Mina; O'Connor, Paula M.; Filipić, Brankica; Jovčić, Branko; Cotter, Paul D.; Kojić, Milan

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mirković, Nemanja
AU  - Obradović, Mina
AU  - O'Connor, Paula M.
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Cotter, Paul D.
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1429
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/706
AB  - Screening for producers of potent antimicrobial peptides, resulted in the isolation of Bacillus cereus BGNM1 with strong antimicrobial activity against Listeria monocytogenes. Genome sequence analysis revealed that BGNM1 contains the gene cluster associated with the production of the lantibiotic, thusin, previously identified in B. thuringiensis. Purification of the antimicrobial activity confirmed that strain BGMN1 produces thusin. Both thusin sensitive and resistant strains were detected among clinical isolates of Streptococcus agalactiae. Random mutagenesis of a thusin sensitive strain, S. agalactiae B782, was performed in an attempt to identify the receptor protein for thusin. Three independent thusin resistant mutants were selected and their complete genomes sequenced. Comparative sequence analysis of these mutants with the WT strain revealed that duplication of a region encoding a 79 amino acids repeat in a C-protein alpha-antigen was a common difference, suggesting it to be responsible for increased resistance to thusin. Since induced thusin resistant mutants showed higher level of resistance than the naturally resistant B761 strain, complete genome sequencing of strain B761 was performed to check the integrity of the C-protein alpha-antigen-encoding gene. This analysis revealed that this gene is deleted in B761, providing further evidence that this protein promotes interaction of the thusin with receptor.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
T1  - C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae
EP  - 1607
IS  - 10
SP  - 1595
VL  - 114
DO  - 10.1007/s10482-021-01626-3
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mirković, Nemanja and Obradović, Mina and O'Connor, Paula M. and Filipić, Brankica and Jovčić, Branko and Cotter, Paul D. and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Screening for producers of potent antimicrobial peptides, resulted in the isolation of Bacillus cereus BGNM1 with strong antimicrobial activity against Listeria monocytogenes. Genome sequence analysis revealed that BGNM1 contains the gene cluster associated with the production of the lantibiotic, thusin, previously identified in B. thuringiensis. Purification of the antimicrobial activity confirmed that strain BGMN1 produces thusin. Both thusin sensitive and resistant strains were detected among clinical isolates of Streptococcus agalactiae. Random mutagenesis of a thusin sensitive strain, S. agalactiae B782, was performed in an attempt to identify the receptor protein for thusin. Three independent thusin resistant mutants were selected and their complete genomes sequenced. Comparative sequence analysis of these mutants with the WT strain revealed that duplication of a region encoding a 79 amino acids repeat in a C-protein alpha-antigen was a common difference, suggesting it to be responsible for increased resistance to thusin. Since induced thusin resistant mutants showed higher level of resistance than the naturally resistant B761 strain, complete genome sequencing of strain B761 was performed to check the integrity of the C-protein alpha-antigen-encoding gene. This analysis revealed that this gene is deleted in B761, providing further evidence that this protein promotes interaction of the thusin with receptor.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology",
title = "C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae",
pages = "1607-1595",
number = "10",
volume = "114",
doi = "10.1007/s10482-021-01626-3"
}
Mirković, N., Obradović, M., O'Connor, P. M., Filipić, B., Jovčić, B., Cotter, P. D.,& Kojić, M.. (2021). C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae. in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
Springer, Dordrecht., 114(10), 1595-1607.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-021-01626-3
Mirković N, Obradović M, O'Connor PM, Filipić B, Jovčić B, Cotter PD, Kojić M. C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae. in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 2021;114(10):1595-1607.
doi:10.1007/s10482-021-01626-3 .
Mirković, Nemanja, Obradović, Mina, O'Connor, Paula M., Filipić, Brankica, Jovčić, Branko, Cotter, Paul D., Kojić, Milan, "C-protein alpha-antigen modulates the lantibiotic thusin resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae" in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 114, no. 10 (2021):1595-1607,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-021-01626-3 . .
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Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia

Jovčić, Branko; Novović, Katarina; Filipić, Brankica; Velhner, Maja; Todorović, Dalibor; Matović, Kazimir; Rasić, Zoran; Nikolić, Sonja; Kiskarolj, Ferenc; Kojić, Milan

(MDPI, Basel, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Velhner, Maja
AU  - Todorović, Dalibor
AU  - Matović, Kazimir
AU  - Rasić, Zoran
AU  - Nikolić, Sonja
AU  - Kiskarolj, Ferenc
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1349
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/744
AB  - The antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted on 174 single isolates from poultry farms in Serbia and it was determined that seven Salmonella spp. were multidrug resistant. Sixteen serotypes were detected, but only serotype Infantis confirmed reduced susceptibility to colistin. Seven colistin resistant Salmonella Infantis were studied in detail using the WGS approach. Three sequence types were identified corresponding to different epizootiology region. The isolate from the Province of Vojvodina 3842 and isolates from Jagodina (92 and 821) are represented by the sequence type ST413 and ST11, respectively. Four isolates from Kraljevo are ST32, a common S. Infantis sequence type in humans, poultry and food. The fosfomycin resistance gene fosA7 in isolate 3842 and the vgaA gene in isolate 8418/2948 encoding resistance to pleuromutilins were reported for the first time in serovar Infantis. The changes in relative expression of the phoP/Q, mgrB and pmrA/B genes were detected. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of the pmrB gene, including transitions Val164Gly or Val164Met, and Arg92Pro are described. Analyses of quinolone resistance determining region revealed substitutions Ser83Tyr in GyrA protein and Thr57Ser and Ser80Arg in ParC protein. Based on WGS data, there are two major clusters among analyzed Salmonella Infantis isolates from central Serbia.
PB  - MDPI, Basel
T2  - Antibiotics-Basel
T1  - Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia
IS  - 12
VL  - 9
DO  - 10.3390/antibiotics9120886
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jovčić, Branko and Novović, Katarina and Filipić, Brankica and Velhner, Maja and Todorović, Dalibor and Matović, Kazimir and Rasić, Zoran and Nikolić, Sonja and Kiskarolj, Ferenc and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted on 174 single isolates from poultry farms in Serbia and it was determined that seven Salmonella spp. were multidrug resistant. Sixteen serotypes were detected, but only serotype Infantis confirmed reduced susceptibility to colistin. Seven colistin resistant Salmonella Infantis were studied in detail using the WGS approach. Three sequence types were identified corresponding to different epizootiology region. The isolate from the Province of Vojvodina 3842 and isolates from Jagodina (92 and 821) are represented by the sequence type ST413 and ST11, respectively. Four isolates from Kraljevo are ST32, a common S. Infantis sequence type in humans, poultry and food. The fosfomycin resistance gene fosA7 in isolate 3842 and the vgaA gene in isolate 8418/2948 encoding resistance to pleuromutilins were reported for the first time in serovar Infantis. The changes in relative expression of the phoP/Q, mgrB and pmrA/B genes were detected. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of the pmrB gene, including transitions Val164Gly or Val164Met, and Arg92Pro are described. Analyses of quinolone resistance determining region revealed substitutions Ser83Tyr in GyrA protein and Thr57Ser and Ser80Arg in ParC protein. Based on WGS data, there are two major clusters among analyzed Salmonella Infantis isolates from central Serbia.",
publisher = "MDPI, Basel",
journal = "Antibiotics-Basel",
title = "Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia",
number = "12",
volume = "9",
doi = "10.3390/antibiotics9120886"
}
Jovčić, B., Novović, K., Filipić, B., Velhner, M., Todorović, D., Matović, K., Rasić, Z., Nikolić, S., Kiskarolj, F.,& Kojić, M.. (2020). Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia. in Antibiotics-Basel
MDPI, Basel., 9(12).
https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9120886
Jovčić B, Novović K, Filipić B, Velhner M, Todorović D, Matović K, Rasić Z, Nikolić S, Kiskarolj F, Kojić M. Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia. in Antibiotics-Basel. 2020;9(12).
doi:10.3390/antibiotics9120886 .
Jovčić, Branko, Novović, Katarina, Filipić, Brankica, Velhner, Maja, Todorović, Dalibor, Matović, Kazimir, Rasić, Zoran, Nikolić, Sonja, Kiskarolj, Ferenc, Kojić, Milan, "Genomic Characteristics of Colistin-Resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Infantis from Poultry Farms in the Republic of Serbia" in Antibiotics-Basel, 9, no. 12 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9120886 . .
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Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties

Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela; Veljović, Katarina; Tolinački, Maja; Živković, Milica; Lukić, Jovanka; Lozo, Jelena; Fira, Đorđe; Jovčić, Branko; Strahinić, Ivana; Begović, Jelena; Popović, Nikola; Miljković, Marija; Kojić, Milan; Topisirović, Ljubiša; Golić, Nataša

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela
AU  - Veljović, Katarina
AU  - Tolinački, Maja
AU  - Živković, Milica
AU  - Lukić, Jovanka
AU  - Lozo, Jelena
AU  - Fira, Đorđe
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Strahinić, Ivana
AU  - Begović, Jelena
AU  - Popović, Nikola
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Topisirović, Ljubiša
AU  - Golić, Nataša
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/733
AB  - The aim of this review was to summarize the data regarding diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria (NSLAB) isolated from various artisanal dairy products manufactured in Western Balkan Countries. The dairy products examined were manufactured from raw cow's, sheep's or goat's milk or mixed milk, in the traditional way without the addition of commercial starter cultures. Dairy products such as white brined cheese, fresh cheese, hard cheese, yogurt, sour cream and kajmak were sampled in the households of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. It has been established that the diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from raw milk artisanal dairy products is extensive. In the reviewed literature, 28 LAB species and a large number of strains belonging to the Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Pediococcus, Leuconostoc and Weissella genera were isolated from various dairy products. Over 3000 LAB strains were obtained and characterized for their technological and probiotic properties including: acidification and coagulation of milk, production of aromatic compounds, proteolytic activity, bacteriocins production and competitive exclusion of pathogens, production of exopolysaccharides, aggregation ability and immunomodulatory effect. Results show that many of the isolated NSLAB strains had one, two or more of the properties mentioned. The data presented emphasize the importance of artisanal products as a valuable source of NSLAB with unique technological and probiotic features important both as a base for scientific research as well as for designing novel starter cultures for functional dairy food.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - Food Research International
T1  - Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties
VL  - 136
DO  - 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela and Veljović, Katarina and Tolinački, Maja and Živković, Milica and Lukić, Jovanka and Lozo, Jelena and Fira, Đorđe and Jovčić, Branko and Strahinić, Ivana and Begović, Jelena and Popović, Nikola and Miljković, Marija and Kojić, Milan and Topisirović, Ljubiša and Golić, Nataša",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The aim of this review was to summarize the data regarding diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria (NSLAB) isolated from various artisanal dairy products manufactured in Western Balkan Countries. The dairy products examined were manufactured from raw cow's, sheep's or goat's milk or mixed milk, in the traditional way without the addition of commercial starter cultures. Dairy products such as white brined cheese, fresh cheese, hard cheese, yogurt, sour cream and kajmak were sampled in the households of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. It has been established that the diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from raw milk artisanal dairy products is extensive. In the reviewed literature, 28 LAB species and a large number of strains belonging to the Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Pediococcus, Leuconostoc and Weissella genera were isolated from various dairy products. Over 3000 LAB strains were obtained and characterized for their technological and probiotic properties including: acidification and coagulation of milk, production of aromatic compounds, proteolytic activity, bacteriocins production and competitive exclusion of pathogens, production of exopolysaccharides, aggregation ability and immunomodulatory effect. Results show that many of the isolated NSLAB strains had one, two or more of the properties mentioned. The data presented emphasize the importance of artisanal products as a valuable source of NSLAB with unique technological and probiotic features important both as a base for scientific research as well as for designing novel starter cultures for functional dairy food.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "Food Research International",
title = "Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties",
volume = "136",
doi = "10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494"
}
Terzić-Vidojević, A., Veljović, K., Tolinački, M., Živković, M., Lukić, J., Lozo, J., Fira, Đ., Jovčić, B., Strahinić, I., Begović, J., Popović, N., Miljković, M., Kojić, M., Topisirović, L.,& Golić, N.. (2020). Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties. in Food Research International
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 136.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494
Terzić-Vidojević A, Veljović K, Tolinački M, Živković M, Lukić J, Lozo J, Fira Đ, Jovčić B, Strahinić I, Begović J, Popović N, Miljković M, Kojić M, Topisirović L, Golić N. Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties. in Food Research International. 2020;136.
doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494 .
Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela, Veljović, Katarina, Tolinački, Maja, Živković, Milica, Lukić, Jovanka, Lozo, Jelena, Fira, Đorđe, Jovčić, Branko, Strahinić, Ivana, Begović, Jelena, Popović, Nikola, Miljković, Marija, Kojić, Milan, Topisirović, Ljubiša, Golić, Nataša, "Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties" in Food Research International, 136 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494 . .
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Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties

Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela; Veljović, Katarina; Tolinački, Maja; Živković, Milica; Lukić, Jovanka; Lozo, Jelena; Fira, Đorđe; Jovčić, Branko; Strahinić, Ivana; Begović, Jelena; Popović, Nikola; Miljković, Marija; Kojić, Milan; Topisirović, Ljubiša; Golić, Nataša

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela
AU  - Veljović, Katarina
AU  - Tolinački, Maja
AU  - Živković, Milica
AU  - Lukić, Jovanka
AU  - Lozo, Jelena
AU  - Fira, Đorđe
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Strahinić, Ivana
AU  - Begović, Jelena
AU  - Popović, Nikola
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Topisirović, Ljubiša
AU  - Golić, Nataša
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/732
AB  - The aim of this review was to summarize the data regarding diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria (NSLAB) isolated from various artisanal dairy products manufactured in Western Balkan Countries. The dairy products examined were manufactured from raw cow's, sheep's or goat's milk or mixed milk, in the traditional way without the addition of commercial starter cultures. Dairy products such as white brined cheese, fresh cheese, hard cheese, yogurt, sour cream and kajmak were sampled in the households of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. It has been established that the diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from raw milk artisanal dairy products is extensive. In the reviewed literature, 28 LAB species and a large number of strains belonging to the Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Pediococcus, Leuconostoc and Weissella genera were isolated from various dairy products. Over 3000 LAB strains were obtained and characterized for their technological and probiotic properties including: acidification and coagulation of milk, production of aromatic compounds, proteolytic activity, bacteriocins production and competitive exclusion of pathogens, production of exopolysaccharides, aggregation ability and immunomodulatory effect. Results show that many of the isolated NSLAB strains had one, two or more of the properties mentioned. The data presented emphasize the importance of artisanal products as a valuable source of NSLAB with unique technological and probiotic features important both as a base for scientific research as well as for designing novel starter cultures for functional dairy food.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - Food Research International
T1  - Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties
VL  - 136
DO  - 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela and Veljović, Katarina and Tolinački, Maja and Živković, Milica and Lukić, Jovanka and Lozo, Jelena and Fira, Đorđe and Jovčić, Branko and Strahinić, Ivana and Begović, Jelena and Popović, Nikola and Miljković, Marija and Kojić, Milan and Topisirović, Ljubiša and Golić, Nataša",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The aim of this review was to summarize the data regarding diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria (NSLAB) isolated from various artisanal dairy products manufactured in Western Balkan Countries. The dairy products examined were manufactured from raw cow's, sheep's or goat's milk or mixed milk, in the traditional way without the addition of commercial starter cultures. Dairy products such as white brined cheese, fresh cheese, hard cheese, yogurt, sour cream and kajmak were sampled in the households of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. It has been established that the diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from raw milk artisanal dairy products is extensive. In the reviewed literature, 28 LAB species and a large number of strains belonging to the Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Pediococcus, Leuconostoc and Weissella genera were isolated from various dairy products. Over 3000 LAB strains were obtained and characterized for their technological and probiotic properties including: acidification and coagulation of milk, production of aromatic compounds, proteolytic activity, bacteriocins production and competitive exclusion of pathogens, production of exopolysaccharides, aggregation ability and immunomodulatory effect. Results show that many of the isolated NSLAB strains had one, two or more of the properties mentioned. The data presented emphasize the importance of artisanal products as a valuable source of NSLAB with unique technological and probiotic features important both as a base for scientific research as well as for designing novel starter cultures for functional dairy food.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "Food Research International",
title = "Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties",
volume = "136",
doi = "10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494"
}
Terzić-Vidojević, A., Veljović, K., Tolinački, M., Živković, M., Lukić, J., Lozo, J., Fira, Đ., Jovčić, B., Strahinić, I., Begović, J., Popović, N., Miljković, M., Kojić, M., Topisirović, L.,& Golić, N.. (2020). Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties. in Food Research International
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 136.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494
Terzić-Vidojević A, Veljović K, Tolinački M, Živković M, Lukić J, Lozo J, Fira Đ, Jovčić B, Strahinić I, Begović J, Popović N, Miljković M, Kojić M, Topisirović L, Golić N. Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties. in Food Research International. 2020;136.
doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494 .
Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela, Veljović, Katarina, Tolinački, Maja, Živković, Milica, Lukić, Jovanka, Lozo, Jelena, Fira, Đorđe, Jovčić, Branko, Strahinić, Ivana, Begović, Jelena, Popović, Nikola, Miljković, Marija, Kojić, Milan, Topisirović, Ljubiša, Golić, Nataša, "Diversity of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in autochthonous dairy products from Western Balkan Countries - Technological and probiotic properties" in Food Research International, 136 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109494 . .
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Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii

Vukotić, Goran; Obradović, Mina; Novović, Katarina; Di Luca, Mariagrazia; Jovčić, Branko; Fira, Đorđe; Neve, Horst; Kojić, Milan; McAuliffe, Olivia

(Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vukotić, Goran
AU  - Obradović, Mina
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Di Luca, Mariagrazia
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Fira, Đorđe
AU  - Neve, Horst
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - McAuliffe, Olivia
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/721
AB  - Acinetobacter baumanniiis a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. Its various intrinsic and acquired mechanisms of antibiotic resistance make the therapeutic challenge even more serious. One of the promising alternative treatments that is increasingly highlighted is phage therapy, the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections. Two phages active against nosocomial carbapenem-resistantA. baumanniistrain 6077/12, vB_AbaM_ISTD, and vB_AbaM_NOVI, were isolated from Belgrade wastewaters, purified, and concentrated using CsCl gradient ultracentrifugation. The phages were screened against 103 clinical isolates ofA. baumanniifrom a laboratory collection and characterized based on plaque and virion morphology, host range, adsorption rate, and one-step growth curve. Given that phage ISTD showed a broader host range, better adsorption rate, shorter latent period, and larger burst size, its ability to lyse planktonic and biofilm-embedded cells was tested in detail. Phage ISTD yielded a 3.5- and 2-log reduction in planktonic and biofilm-associated viable bacterial cell count, respectively, but the effect was time-dependent. Both phages produced growing turbid halos around plaques indicating the synthesis of depolymerases, enzymes capable of degrading bacterial exopolysaccharides. Halos tested positive for presence of phages in the proximity of the plaque, but not further from the plaque, which indicates that the observed halo enlargement is a consequence of enzyme diffusion through the agar, independently of the phages. This notion was also supported by the growing halos induced by phage preparations applied on pregrown bacterial lawns, indicating that depolymerizing effect was achieved also on non-dividing sensitive cells. Overall, good rates of growth, fast adsorption rate, broad host range, and high depolymerizing activity, as well as antibacterial effectiveness against planktonic and biofilm-associated bacteria, make these phages good candidates for potential application in combatingA. baumanniiinfections.
PB  - Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne
T2  - Frontiers in Medicine
T1  - Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii
VL  - 7
DO  - 10.3389/fmed.2020.00426
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vukotić, Goran and Obradović, Mina and Novović, Katarina and Di Luca, Mariagrazia and Jovčić, Branko and Fira, Đorđe and Neve, Horst and Kojić, Milan and McAuliffe, Olivia",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Acinetobacter baumanniiis a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. Its various intrinsic and acquired mechanisms of antibiotic resistance make the therapeutic challenge even more serious. One of the promising alternative treatments that is increasingly highlighted is phage therapy, the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections. Two phages active against nosocomial carbapenem-resistantA. baumanniistrain 6077/12, vB_AbaM_ISTD, and vB_AbaM_NOVI, were isolated from Belgrade wastewaters, purified, and concentrated using CsCl gradient ultracentrifugation. The phages were screened against 103 clinical isolates ofA. baumanniifrom a laboratory collection and characterized based on plaque and virion morphology, host range, adsorption rate, and one-step growth curve. Given that phage ISTD showed a broader host range, better adsorption rate, shorter latent period, and larger burst size, its ability to lyse planktonic and biofilm-embedded cells was tested in detail. Phage ISTD yielded a 3.5- and 2-log reduction in planktonic and biofilm-associated viable bacterial cell count, respectively, but the effect was time-dependent. Both phages produced growing turbid halos around plaques indicating the synthesis of depolymerases, enzymes capable of degrading bacterial exopolysaccharides. Halos tested positive for presence of phages in the proximity of the plaque, but not further from the plaque, which indicates that the observed halo enlargement is a consequence of enzyme diffusion through the agar, independently of the phages. This notion was also supported by the growing halos induced by phage preparations applied on pregrown bacterial lawns, indicating that depolymerizing effect was achieved also on non-dividing sensitive cells. Overall, good rates of growth, fast adsorption rate, broad host range, and high depolymerizing activity, as well as antibacterial effectiveness against planktonic and biofilm-associated bacteria, make these phages good candidates for potential application in combatingA. baumanniiinfections.",
publisher = "Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne",
journal = "Frontiers in Medicine",
title = "Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii",
volume = "7",
doi = "10.3389/fmed.2020.00426"
}
Vukotić, G., Obradović, M., Novović, K., Di Luca, M., Jovčić, B., Fira, Đ., Neve, H., Kojić, M.,& McAuliffe, O.. (2020). Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii. in Frontiers in Medicine
Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne., 7.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2020.00426
Vukotić G, Obradović M, Novović K, Di Luca M, Jovčić B, Fira Đ, Neve H, Kojić M, McAuliffe O. Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii. in Frontiers in Medicine. 2020;7.
doi:10.3389/fmed.2020.00426 .
Vukotić, Goran, Obradović, Mina, Novović, Katarina, Di Luca, Mariagrazia, Jovčić, Branko, Fira, Đorđe, Neve, Horst, Kojić, Milan, McAuliffe, Olivia, "Characterization, Antibiofilm, and Depolymerizing Activity of Two Phages Active on Carbapenem-ResistantAcinetobacter baumannii" in Frontiers in Medicine, 7 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2020.00426 . .
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Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity

Malešević, Milka; Stanisavljević, Nemanja; Novović, Katarina; Polović, Natalija; Vasiljević, Zorica; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko

(Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Stanisavljević, Nemanja
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Polović, Natalija
AU  - Vasiljević, Zorica
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1338
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/705
AB  - Burkholderia cepacia is well known as the causative agent of infections in humans where often shares niche with other pathogens, like Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clinical isolate Burkholderia sp. BCC4135 was selected due to its strong quorum quenching (QQ) activity. Whole genome sequencing unveiled this isolate as B. cepacia with unique sequence type ST1485 and a myriad of genes belonging to resistome and virulome. Two QQ lactonases YtnP and Y2-aiiA originated from B. cepacia BCC4135 were cloned, expressed, and functionally characterized. They were active against a broad substrate spectrum of the N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). The YtnP lactonase was inactive, while Y2-aiiA was active against N-tetradecanoyl-DL-homoserine lactone (C14-HSL) which could imply the difference in their biological roles from the aspect of its quorum sensing (QS) autoregulation and interference with the QS systems of bacteria residing within the same niche. Both YtnP and Y2-aiiA were able to attenuate virulence potential of P. aeruginosa MMA83 clinical isolate declining its biofilm formation and virulence factors production. B. cepacia BCC4135 lactonases interfered with the las, rhl, and even pqs QS circuit of P. aeruginosa MMA83 transcription and the effect of combined enzymes was even more prominent. B. cepacia BCC4135 also employs the CepI/R QS system for governing its own virulence traits and possibly self-regulates the QQ/QS network through the different expression and activity of YtnP and/or Y2-aiiA. Our findings pointed out that BCC4135 lactonases could be exploited as an effective antivirulence drugs against P. aeruginosa and gave us a new insight into B. cepacia QQ/QS machinery.
PB  - Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London
T2  - Microbial Pathogenesis
T1  - Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity
VL  - 149
DO  - 10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104561
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Malešević, Milka and Stanisavljević, Nemanja and Novović, Katarina and Polović, Natalija and Vasiljević, Zorica and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Burkholderia cepacia is well known as the causative agent of infections in humans where often shares niche with other pathogens, like Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clinical isolate Burkholderia sp. BCC4135 was selected due to its strong quorum quenching (QQ) activity. Whole genome sequencing unveiled this isolate as B. cepacia with unique sequence type ST1485 and a myriad of genes belonging to resistome and virulome. Two QQ lactonases YtnP and Y2-aiiA originated from B. cepacia BCC4135 were cloned, expressed, and functionally characterized. They were active against a broad substrate spectrum of the N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). The YtnP lactonase was inactive, while Y2-aiiA was active against N-tetradecanoyl-DL-homoserine lactone (C14-HSL) which could imply the difference in their biological roles from the aspect of its quorum sensing (QS) autoregulation and interference with the QS systems of bacteria residing within the same niche. Both YtnP and Y2-aiiA were able to attenuate virulence potential of P. aeruginosa MMA83 clinical isolate declining its biofilm formation and virulence factors production. B. cepacia BCC4135 lactonases interfered with the las, rhl, and even pqs QS circuit of P. aeruginosa MMA83 transcription and the effect of combined enzymes was even more prominent. B. cepacia BCC4135 also employs the CepI/R QS system for governing its own virulence traits and possibly self-regulates the QQ/QS network through the different expression and activity of YtnP and/or Y2-aiiA. Our findings pointed out that BCC4135 lactonases could be exploited as an effective antivirulence drugs against P. aeruginosa and gave us a new insight into B. cepacia QQ/QS machinery.",
publisher = "Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London",
journal = "Microbial Pathogenesis",
title = "Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity",
volume = "149",
doi = "10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104561"
}
Malešević, M., Stanisavljević, N., Novović, K., Polović, N., Vasiljević, Z., Kojić, M.,& Jovčić, B.. (2020). Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity. in Microbial Pathogenesis
Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London., 149.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104561
Malešević M, Stanisavljević N, Novović K, Polović N, Vasiljević Z, Kojić M, Jovčić B. Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity. in Microbial Pathogenesis. 2020;149.
doi:10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104561 .
Malešević, Milka, Stanisavljević, Nemanja, Novović, Katarina, Polović, Natalija, Vasiljević, Zorica, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, "Burkholderia cepacia YtnP and Y2-aiiA lactonases inhibit virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via quorum quenching activity" in Microbial Pathogenesis, 149 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104561 . .
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Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates

Lilić, Branislav; Filipić, Brankica; Malešević, Milka; Novović, Katarina; Vasiljević, Zorica; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Lilić, Branislav
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Vasiljević, Zorica
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1278
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/742
AB  - The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of plasmid-mediated genes and efflux to fluoroquinolone resistance in collection of Achromobacter spp. gathered during a 3-year period. Susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin was tested by disk diffusion and microdilution tests for a collection of 98 Achromobacter spp. clinical isolates. Identification of fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates was performed by sequencing and phylogenetic analyses of the nrdA gene. Genetic relatedness among resistant isolates was determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. The influence of an H+ conductor cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP) and a resistance-nodulation-division-type efflux pump inhibitor phenylalanine-arginine beta-naphthylamide (PAN) on minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) value was evaluated by broth microdilution. The presence of the plasmid-mediated qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrS, and aac-(6)-Ib-cr genes was investigated by PCR and sequencing. Achromobacter spp. isolates that were resistant or intermediately resistant to fluoroquinolones in disk diffusion tests (44/98) were subjected to microdilution. As a result, 20/98 isolates were confirmed to be resistant to ciprofloxacin while 10/98 was resistant to levofloxacin. CCCP decreased twofold MIC value for ciprofloxacin in six isolates and more than 16 times in one isolate, while MIC value for levofloxacin was decreased in all isolates (twofold to more than eightfold). Fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates were identified as A. xylosoxidans with the nrdA gene sequencing. PFGE revealed that resistant isolates belonged to seven different genotypes. Ten isolates belonging to four genotypes were positive for the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene. Although resistance to fluoroquinolones was not widespread among analyzed isolates, detected contribution of efflux pumps and the presence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene present a platform for emergence of more resistant strains.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Folia Microbiologica
T1  - Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates
EP  - 159
IS  - 2
SP  - 153
VL  - 64
DO  - 10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Lilić, Branislav and Filipić, Brankica and Malešević, Milka and Novović, Katarina and Vasiljević, Zorica and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of plasmid-mediated genes and efflux to fluoroquinolone resistance in collection of Achromobacter spp. gathered during a 3-year period. Susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin was tested by disk diffusion and microdilution tests for a collection of 98 Achromobacter spp. clinical isolates. Identification of fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates was performed by sequencing and phylogenetic analyses of the nrdA gene. Genetic relatedness among resistant isolates was determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. The influence of an H+ conductor cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP) and a resistance-nodulation-division-type efflux pump inhibitor phenylalanine-arginine beta-naphthylamide (PAN) on minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) value was evaluated by broth microdilution. The presence of the plasmid-mediated qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrS, and aac-(6)-Ib-cr genes was investigated by PCR and sequencing. Achromobacter spp. isolates that were resistant or intermediately resistant to fluoroquinolones in disk diffusion tests (44/98) were subjected to microdilution. As a result, 20/98 isolates were confirmed to be resistant to ciprofloxacin while 10/98 was resistant to levofloxacin. CCCP decreased twofold MIC value for ciprofloxacin in six isolates and more than 16 times in one isolate, while MIC value for levofloxacin was decreased in all isolates (twofold to more than eightfold). Fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates were identified as A. xylosoxidans with the nrdA gene sequencing. PFGE revealed that resistant isolates belonged to seven different genotypes. Ten isolates belonging to four genotypes were positive for the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene. Although resistance to fluoroquinolones was not widespread among analyzed isolates, detected contribution of efflux pumps and the presence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene present a platform for emergence of more resistant strains.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Folia Microbiologica",
title = "Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates",
pages = "159-153",
number = "2",
volume = "64",
doi = "10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7"
}
Lilić, B., Filipić, B., Malešević, M., Novović, K., Vasiljević, Z., Kojić, M.,& Jovčić, B.. (2019). Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates. in Folia Microbiologica
Springer, Dordrecht., 64(2), 153-159.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7
Lilić B, Filipić B, Malešević M, Novović K, Vasiljević Z, Kojić M, Jovčić B. Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates. in Folia Microbiologica. 2019;64(2):153-159.
doi:10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7 .
Lilić, Branislav, Filipić, Brankica, Malešević, Milka, Novović, Katarina, Vasiljević, Zorica, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, "Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6)-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates" in Folia Microbiologica, 64, no. 2 (2019):153-159,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7 . .
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Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population

Malešević, Milka; Mirković, Nemanja; Lozo, Jelena; Novović, Katarina; Filipić, Brankica; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko

(Taylor & Francis, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Mirković, Nemanja
AU  - Lozo, Jelena
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1297
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/696
AB  - 16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic approach was used to assess the biodiversity of bacterial communities in the sediments of selected glacial lakes in the Western Balkans and to assess the impact of human population on these microbial communities. Sediment samples were collected from three glacial lakes, viz., Plav Lake (in a zone of the highest impact of human population), Black Lake (a zone of medium impact of human population), and Donje Bare Lake (a remote lake with minimal impact of human population). Canonical correlation analysis analysis indicated correlation between the distance of the lake from urbanized population and bacterial diversity in Donje Bare Lake sediment. Bacterial diversity of Black Lake sediment was correlated with high content of phosphorous and pH value. Chemical compounds exhibiting the most prominent correlation with bacterial diversity of Plav Lake were NH4-N, K2O, CaCo3, and total nitrogen . Additionally, CCA analysis indicated that population density was correlated with biodiversity of bacterial communities in Plav Lake sediment, which is the most exposed to human population. Multivariate regression revealed the highest correlation between the presence of Proteobacteria classes and population density and levels of NH4-N. The influence of human population was observed to be important for shaping the sediment communities in addition to biological and chemical factors.
PB  - Taylor & Francis
T2  - Geomicrobiology Journal
T1  - Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population
EP  - 270
IS  - 3
SP  - 261
VL  - 36
DO  - 10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Malešević, Milka and Mirković, Nemanja and Lozo, Jelena and Novović, Katarina and Filipić, Brankica and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2019",
abstract = "16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic approach was used to assess the biodiversity of bacterial communities in the sediments of selected glacial lakes in the Western Balkans and to assess the impact of human population on these microbial communities. Sediment samples were collected from three glacial lakes, viz., Plav Lake (in a zone of the highest impact of human population), Black Lake (a zone of medium impact of human population), and Donje Bare Lake (a remote lake with minimal impact of human population). Canonical correlation analysis analysis indicated correlation between the distance of the lake from urbanized population and bacterial diversity in Donje Bare Lake sediment. Bacterial diversity of Black Lake sediment was correlated with high content of phosphorous and pH value. Chemical compounds exhibiting the most prominent correlation with bacterial diversity of Plav Lake were NH4-N, K2O, CaCo3, and total nitrogen . Additionally, CCA analysis indicated that population density was correlated with biodiversity of bacterial communities in Plav Lake sediment, which is the most exposed to human population. Multivariate regression revealed the highest correlation between the presence of Proteobacteria classes and population density and levels of NH4-N. The influence of human population was observed to be important for shaping the sediment communities in addition to biological and chemical factors.",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
journal = "Geomicrobiology Journal",
title = "Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population",
pages = "270-261",
number = "3",
volume = "36",
doi = "10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128"
}
Malešević, M., Mirković, N., Lozo, J., Novović, K., Filipić, B., Kojić, M.,& Jovčić, B.. (2019). Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population. in Geomicrobiology Journal
Taylor & Francis., 36(3), 261-270.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128
Malešević M, Mirković N, Lozo J, Novović K, Filipić B, Kojić M, Jovčić B. Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population. in Geomicrobiology Journal. 2019;36(3):261-270.
doi:10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128 .
Malešević, Milka, Mirković, Nemanja, Lozo, Jelena, Novović, Katarina, Filipić, Brankica, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, "Bacterial Diversity among the Sediments of Glacial Lakes in the Western Balkans: Exploring the Impact of Human Population" in Geomicrobiology Journal, 36, no. 3 (2019):261-270,
https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128 . .
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Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials

Miljković, Marija; Jovanović, Sofija; O'Connor, Paula M.; Mirković, Nemanja; Jovčić, Branko; Filipić, Brankica; Dinić, Miroslav; Studholme, David John; Fira, Đorđe; Cotter, Paul D.; Kojić, Milan

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Jovanović, Sofija
AU  - O'Connor, Paula M.
AU  - Mirković, Nemanja
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Dinić, Miroslav
AU  - Studholme, David John
AU  - Fira, Đorđe
AU  - Cotter, Paul D.
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1264
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/702
AB  - Bacteria active against multi-drug resistant pathogens, isolated by direct selection of colonies from clover silage samples, produce zones of inhibition against two Gram-negative (Klebsiella pneumoniae Ni9 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83) and two Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25923 and Listeria monocytogenes ATCC19111) pathogens. Isolates BGSP7, BGSP9, BGSP11 and BGSP12 produced the largest zones of inhibition against all four pathogens when grown in LB broth with aeration at 37 degrees C. Isolates BGSP7, BGSP9, BGSP11 and BGSP12 were identified as Brevibacillus laterosporus and pulsed field gel electrophoresis and extracellular protein profiles showed that three different strains (BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11) were isolated. A semi-native SDS-PAGE (sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis) gel overlay assay showed that BGSP7 and BGSP9 produce small antimicrobial molecules of about 1.5 kDa, while BGSP11 produces antimicrobial molecules of 1.5 and 6 kDa active against S. aureus ATCC25923. Amino acid analysis of two antimicrobial molecules (1583.73 Da; from BGSP7 and 1556.31 Da; from BGSP11) revealed that they have a similar composition and differ only by virtue of the presence of a methionine which is present only in BGSP11 molecule. Genome sequencing of the three isolates revealed the presence of gene clusters associated with the production of non-ribosomally synthesized peptides (brevibacillin, bogorol, gramicidin S, plipastatin and tyrocin) and bacteriocins (laterosporulin, a lactococcin 972-like bacteriocin, as well as putative linocin M18, sactipeptide, UviB and lantipeptide-like molecules). Ultimately, the purification of a number of antimicrobial molecules from each isolate suggests that they can be considered as potent biocontrol strains that produce an arsenal of antimicrobial molecules active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative multi-resistant pathogens, fungi and insects.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials
IS  - 5
VL  - 14
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0216773
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Miljković, Marija and Jovanović, Sofija and O'Connor, Paula M. and Mirković, Nemanja and Jovčić, Branko and Filipić, Brankica and Dinić, Miroslav and Studholme, David John and Fira, Đorđe and Cotter, Paul D. and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Bacteria active against multi-drug resistant pathogens, isolated by direct selection of colonies from clover silage samples, produce zones of inhibition against two Gram-negative (Klebsiella pneumoniae Ni9 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83) and two Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25923 and Listeria monocytogenes ATCC19111) pathogens. Isolates BGSP7, BGSP9, BGSP11 and BGSP12 produced the largest zones of inhibition against all four pathogens when grown in LB broth with aeration at 37 degrees C. Isolates BGSP7, BGSP9, BGSP11 and BGSP12 were identified as Brevibacillus laterosporus and pulsed field gel electrophoresis and extracellular protein profiles showed that three different strains (BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11) were isolated. A semi-native SDS-PAGE (sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis) gel overlay assay showed that BGSP7 and BGSP9 produce small antimicrobial molecules of about 1.5 kDa, while BGSP11 produces antimicrobial molecules of 1.5 and 6 kDa active against S. aureus ATCC25923. Amino acid analysis of two antimicrobial molecules (1583.73 Da; from BGSP7 and 1556.31 Da; from BGSP11) revealed that they have a similar composition and differ only by virtue of the presence of a methionine which is present only in BGSP11 molecule. Genome sequencing of the three isolates revealed the presence of gene clusters associated with the production of non-ribosomally synthesized peptides (brevibacillin, bogorol, gramicidin S, plipastatin and tyrocin) and bacteriocins (laterosporulin, a lactococcin 972-like bacteriocin, as well as putative linocin M18, sactipeptide, UviB and lantipeptide-like molecules). Ultimately, the purification of a number of antimicrobial molecules from each isolate suggests that they can be considered as potent biocontrol strains that produce an arsenal of antimicrobial molecules active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative multi-resistant pathogens, fungi and insects.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials",
number = "5",
volume = "14",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0216773"
}
Miljković, M., Jovanović, S., O'Connor, P. M., Mirković, N., Jovčić, B., Filipić, B., Dinić, M., Studholme, D. J., Fira, Đ., Cotter, P. D.,& Kojić, M.. (2019). Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 14(5).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216773
Miljković M, Jovanović S, O'Connor PM, Mirković N, Jovčić B, Filipić B, Dinić M, Studholme DJ, Fira Đ, Cotter PD, Kojić M. Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials. in PLoS One. 2019;14(5).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0216773 .
Miljković, Marija, Jovanović, Sofija, O'Connor, Paula M., Mirković, Nemanja, Jovčić, Branko, Filipić, Brankica, Dinić, Miroslav, Studholme, David John, Fira, Đorđe, Cotter, Paul D., Kojić, Milan, "Brevibacillus laterosporus strains BGSP7, BGSP9 and BGSP11 isolated from silage produce broad spectrum multi-antimicrobials" in PLoS One, 14, no. 5 (2019),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216773 . .
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Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4

Miljković, Manja; Lozo, Jelena; Mirković, Nemanja; O'Connor, Paula M.; Malešević, Milka; Jovčić, Branko; Cotter, Paul D.; Kojić, Milan

(Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Miljković, Manja
AU  - Lozo, Jelena
AU  - Mirković, Nemanja
AU  - O'Connor, Paula M.
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Cotter, Paul D.
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2018
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1124
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/743
AB  - The gene cluster responsible for the production of the aureocin A53-like bacteriocin, lactolisterin BU, is located on plasmid pBU6 in Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4. Heterologous expression of pBU6 confirmed that production and limited immunity to lactolisterin BU were provided by the plasmid. Comparative analysis of aureocin A53-like operons revealed that the structural genes shared a low level of identity, while other genes were without homology, indicating a different origin. Subcloning and expression of genes located downstream of the structural gene, IliBU, revealed that the lactolisterin BU cluster consists of four genes: the structural gene IliBU, the abcT gene encoding an ABC transporter, the accL gene encoding an accessory protein and the immL gene which provides limited immunity to lactolisterin BU. Reverse transcription analysis revealed that all genes were transcribed as one polycistronic mRNA. Attempts to split the lactolisterin BU operon, even when both parts were under control of the PlliBU promoter, were unsuccessful indicating that expression of lactolisterin BU is probably precisely regulated at the translational level by translational coupling and is possible only when all genes of the operon are in cis constellation. Two rho-independent transcription terminators were detected in the lactolisterin BU operon: the first in the intergenic region of the IliBU and abcT genes and the second at the end of operon. Deletion of the second transcription terminator did not influence production of the bacteriocin in lactococci.
PB  - Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne
T2  - Frontiers in Microbiology
T1  - Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4
VL  - 9
DO  - 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Miljković, Manja and Lozo, Jelena and Mirković, Nemanja and O'Connor, Paula M. and Malešević, Milka and Jovčić, Branko and Cotter, Paul D. and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The gene cluster responsible for the production of the aureocin A53-like bacteriocin, lactolisterin BU, is located on plasmid pBU6 in Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4. Heterologous expression of pBU6 confirmed that production and limited immunity to lactolisterin BU were provided by the plasmid. Comparative analysis of aureocin A53-like operons revealed that the structural genes shared a low level of identity, while other genes were without homology, indicating a different origin. Subcloning and expression of genes located downstream of the structural gene, IliBU, revealed that the lactolisterin BU cluster consists of four genes: the structural gene IliBU, the abcT gene encoding an ABC transporter, the accL gene encoding an accessory protein and the immL gene which provides limited immunity to lactolisterin BU. Reverse transcription analysis revealed that all genes were transcribed as one polycistronic mRNA. Attempts to split the lactolisterin BU operon, even when both parts were under control of the PlliBU promoter, were unsuccessful indicating that expression of lactolisterin BU is probably precisely regulated at the translational level by translational coupling and is possible only when all genes of the operon are in cis constellation. Two rho-independent transcription terminators were detected in the lactolisterin BU operon: the first in the intergenic region of the IliBU and abcT genes and the second at the end of operon. Deletion of the second transcription terminator did not influence production of the bacteriocin in lactococci.",
publisher = "Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne",
journal = "Frontiers in Microbiology",
title = "Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4",
volume = "9",
doi = "10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774"
}
Miljković, M., Lozo, J., Mirković, N., O'Connor, P. M., Malešević, M., Jovčić, B., Cotter, P. D.,& Kojić, M.. (2018). Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4. in Frontiers in Microbiology
Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne., 9.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774
Miljković M, Lozo J, Mirković N, O'Connor PM, Malešević M, Jovčić B, Cotter PD, Kojić M. Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4. in Frontiers in Microbiology. 2018;9.
doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774 .
Miljković, Manja, Lozo, Jelena, Mirković, Nemanja, O'Connor, Paula M., Malešević, Milka, Jovčić, Branko, Cotter, Paul D., Kojić, Milan, "Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4" in Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 (2018),
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774 . .
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AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion

Miljković, Marija; Marinković, Pavle; Novović, Katarina; Jovčić, Branko; Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela; Kojić, Milan

(Taylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Marinković, Pavle
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2018
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1110
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/686
AB  - The ability of lactic acid bacteria to form multi-cellular aggregates via self-aggregation is regarded as an important mechanism for stress tolerance, adhesion, colonization and genetic material exchange. The novel aggLr gene encoding for the auto-aggregation promoting protein (AggLr) of Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1 was cloned. Heterologous expression of AggLr enabled auto-aggregation, higher hydrophobicity and collagen and fibronectin binding of the carrier strains. Domain analysis and the type of aggregates formed by cells expressing AggLr confirmed that this aggregation factor belongs to the family of high molecular weight proteins that the authors propose to be called Snow-flake Forming Collagen Binding Aggregation Factors (SFCBAF). An additional feature of SFCBAF is that they are rich in threonine and lysine and are free of cysteine in all of the aggregation factors described so far. In contrast to previously discovered SFCBAF, the gene encoding for AggLr is located on the chromosome in the strain BGTRK10-1.
PB  - Taylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon
T2  - Biofouling
T1  - AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion
EP  - 698
IS  - 6
SP  - 685
VL  - 34
DO  - 10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Miljković, Marija and Marinković, Pavle and Novović, Katarina and Jovčić, Branko and Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The ability of lactic acid bacteria to form multi-cellular aggregates via self-aggregation is regarded as an important mechanism for stress tolerance, adhesion, colonization and genetic material exchange. The novel aggLr gene encoding for the auto-aggregation promoting protein (AggLr) of Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1 was cloned. Heterologous expression of AggLr enabled auto-aggregation, higher hydrophobicity and collagen and fibronectin binding of the carrier strains. Domain analysis and the type of aggregates formed by cells expressing AggLr confirmed that this aggregation factor belongs to the family of high molecular weight proteins that the authors propose to be called Snow-flake Forming Collagen Binding Aggregation Factors (SFCBAF). An additional feature of SFCBAF is that they are rich in threonine and lysine and are free of cysteine in all of the aggregation factors described so far. In contrast to previously discovered SFCBAF, the gene encoding for AggLr is located on the chromosome in the strain BGTRK10-1.",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon",
journal = "Biofouling",
title = "AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion",
pages = "698-685",
number = "6",
volume = "34",
doi = "10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956"
}
Miljković, M., Marinković, P., Novović, K., Jovčić, B., Terzić-Vidojević, A.,& Kojić, M.. (2018). AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion. in Biofouling
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon., 34(6), 685-698.
https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956
Miljković M, Marinković P, Novović K, Jovčić B, Terzić-Vidojević A, Kojić M. AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion. in Biofouling. 2018;34(6):685-698.
doi:10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956 .
Miljković, Marija, Marinković, Pavle, Novović, Katarina, Jovčić, Branko, Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela, Kojić, Milan, "AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1: its role in surface adhesion" in Biofouling, 34, no. 6 (2018):685-698,
https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956 . .
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Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells

Novović, Katarina; Mihajlović, Sanja; Dinić, Miroslav; Malešević, Milka; Miljković, Marija; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Mihajlović, Sanja
AU  - Dinić, Miroslav
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2018
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1119
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/684
AB  - Acinetobacter baumannii has been recognized as one of the most challeging pathogens in clinical settings worldwide. Outer membrane porins play a significant role in Acinetobacter antibiotic resistance and virulence. A. baumannii carbapenem resistance and virulence factor porin Omp33-36 was the subject of this study. We investigated the omp33-36 gene transcriptional response in the growth phase, its response to carbapenems, and the effect of contact with host cells. Additionally, the cytotoxic effect of A. baumannii towards keratinocytes was assessed, as well as correlation between omp33-36 gene transcription and cytotoxicity. Further, Acinetobacter spp. Omp33-36 was classified and its characteristics relevant for vaccine candidature were determined. The level of the omp33-36 gene transcription varied between growth phases, but a common pattern could not be established among different strains. Treatment with subinhibitory concentrations of carbapenems decreased, while contact with keratinocytes increased omp33-36 expression in the analysed A. baumannii strains. Variations in omp33-36 mRNA levels did not correlate with cytotoxicity levels. Decrease of omp33-36 mRNA during treatment with subinhibitory concentrations of carbapenems, indicated the importance of transcriptional changes in reversible resistance to carbapenems due to the absence of Omp33-36. The transcription of omp33-36 increased after contact with keratinocytes, indicating the important role of de novo transcription during the initial phase of A. baumannii infection. Primary structural analysis of Acinetobacter spp. Omp33-36 revealed three distinct groups (among four A. baumannii variants). Although we have shown that Omp33-36 was highly polymorphic, we propose a potential antigen (PLAEAAFL motif) for vaccine development. According to PROVEAN analysis, the highly polymorphic structure of Omp33-36 porin should not influence its function significantly.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells
IS  - 8
VL  - 13
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0201608
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Novović, Katarina and Mihajlović, Sanja and Dinić, Miroslav and Malešević, Milka and Miljković, Marija and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2018",
abstract = "Acinetobacter baumannii has been recognized as one of the most challeging pathogens in clinical settings worldwide. Outer membrane porins play a significant role in Acinetobacter antibiotic resistance and virulence. A. baumannii carbapenem resistance and virulence factor porin Omp33-36 was the subject of this study. We investigated the omp33-36 gene transcriptional response in the growth phase, its response to carbapenems, and the effect of contact with host cells. Additionally, the cytotoxic effect of A. baumannii towards keratinocytes was assessed, as well as correlation between omp33-36 gene transcription and cytotoxicity. Further, Acinetobacter spp. Omp33-36 was classified and its characteristics relevant for vaccine candidature were determined. The level of the omp33-36 gene transcription varied between growth phases, but a common pattern could not be established among different strains. Treatment with subinhibitory concentrations of carbapenems decreased, while contact with keratinocytes increased omp33-36 expression in the analysed A. baumannii strains. Variations in omp33-36 mRNA levels did not correlate with cytotoxicity levels. Decrease of omp33-36 mRNA during treatment with subinhibitory concentrations of carbapenems, indicated the importance of transcriptional changes in reversible resistance to carbapenems due to the absence of Omp33-36. The transcription of omp33-36 increased after contact with keratinocytes, indicating the important role of de novo transcription during the initial phase of A. baumannii infection. Primary structural analysis of Acinetobacter spp. Omp33-36 revealed three distinct groups (among four A. baumannii variants). Although we have shown that Omp33-36 was highly polymorphic, we propose a potential antigen (PLAEAAFL motif) for vaccine development. According to PROVEAN analysis, the highly polymorphic structure of Omp33-36 porin should not influence its function significantly.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells",
number = "8",
volume = "13",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0201608"
}
Novović, K., Mihajlović, S., Dinić, M., Malešević, M., Miljković, M., Kojić, M.,& Jovčić, B.. (2018). Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 13(8).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201608
Novović K, Mihajlović S, Dinić M, Malešević M, Miljković M, Kojić M, Jovčić B. Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells. in PLoS One. 2018;13(8).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201608 .
Novović, Katarina, Mihajlović, Sanja, Dinić, Miroslav, Malešević, Milka, Miljković, Marija, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, "Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells" in PLoS One, 13, no. 8 (2018),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201608 . .
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Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia

Madi, Haowa; Lukić, Jovanka; Vasiljević, Zorica; Biocanin, Marjan; Kojić, Milan; Jovčić, Branko; Lozo, Jelena

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Madi, Haowa
AU  - Lukić, Jovanka
AU  - Vasiljević, Zorica
AU  - Biocanin, Marjan
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Lozo, Jelena
PY  - 2016
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/923
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/745
AB  - Background Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an environmental bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen usually associated with healthcare-associated infections, which has recently been recognized as a globally multi-drug resistant organism. The aim of this study was genotyping and physiological characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated in a large, tertiary care pediatric hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, hosting the national reference cystic fibrosis (CF) center for pediatric and adult patients. Methods We characterized 42 strains of cystic fibrosis (CF) and 46 strains of non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) origin isolated from 2013 to 2015 in order to investigate their genetic relatedness and phenotypic traits. Genotyping was performed using sequencing of 16S rRNA gene, Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) and Multi locus sequencing typing (MLST) analysis. Sensitivity to five relevant antimicrobial agents was determined, namely trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and tetracycline. Surface characteristics, motility, biofilm formation and adhesion to mucin were tested in all strains. Statistical approach was used to determine correlations between obtained results. Results Most of the isolates were not genetically related. Six new sequence types were determined. Strains were uniformly sensitive to all tested antimicrobial agents. The majority of isolates (89.8%) were able to form biofilm with almost equal representation in both CF and non-CF strains. Swimming motility was observed in all strains, while none of them exhibited swarming motility. Among strains able to adhere to mucin, no differences between CF and non-CF isolates were observed. Conclusions High genetic diversity among isolates implies the absence of clonal spread within the hospital. Positive correlation between motility, biofilm formation and adhesion to mucin was demonstrated. Biofilm formation and motility were more pronounced among non-CF than CF isolates.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia
IS  - 10
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0165660
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Madi, Haowa and Lukić, Jovanka and Vasiljević, Zorica and Biocanin, Marjan and Kojić, Milan and Jovčić, Branko and Lozo, Jelena",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Background Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an environmental bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen usually associated with healthcare-associated infections, which has recently been recognized as a globally multi-drug resistant organism. The aim of this study was genotyping and physiological characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated in a large, tertiary care pediatric hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, hosting the national reference cystic fibrosis (CF) center for pediatric and adult patients. Methods We characterized 42 strains of cystic fibrosis (CF) and 46 strains of non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) origin isolated from 2013 to 2015 in order to investigate their genetic relatedness and phenotypic traits. Genotyping was performed using sequencing of 16S rRNA gene, Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) and Multi locus sequencing typing (MLST) analysis. Sensitivity to five relevant antimicrobial agents was determined, namely trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and tetracycline. Surface characteristics, motility, biofilm formation and adhesion to mucin were tested in all strains. Statistical approach was used to determine correlations between obtained results. Results Most of the isolates were not genetically related. Six new sequence types were determined. Strains were uniformly sensitive to all tested antimicrobial agents. The majority of isolates (89.8%) were able to form biofilm with almost equal representation in both CF and non-CF strains. Swimming motility was observed in all strains, while none of them exhibited swarming motility. Among strains able to adhere to mucin, no differences between CF and non-CF isolates were observed. Conclusions High genetic diversity among isolates implies the absence of clonal spread within the hospital. Positive correlation between motility, biofilm formation and adhesion to mucin was demonstrated. Biofilm formation and motility were more pronounced among non-CF than CF isolates.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia",
number = "10",
volume = "11",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0165660"
}
Madi, H., Lukić, J., Vasiljević, Z., Biocanin, M., Kojić, M., Jovčić, B.,& Lozo, J.. (2016). Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 11(10).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165660
Madi H, Lukić J, Vasiljević Z, Biocanin M, Kojić M, Jovčić B, Lozo J. Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia. in PLoS One. 2016;11(10).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165660 .
Madi, Haowa, Lukić, Jovanka, Vasiljević, Zorica, Biocanin, Marjan, Kojić, Milan, Jovčić, Branko, Lozo, Jelena, "Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strains from a Pediatric Tertiary Care Hospital in Serbia" in PLoS One, 11, no. 10 (2016),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165660 . .
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Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology

Vasiljević, Z. V.; Novović, Katarina; Kojić, Milan; Minić, Predrag; Sovtić, A.; Đukić, S.; Jovčić, Branko

(Springer, New York, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vasiljević, Z. V.
AU  - Novović, Katarina
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Minić, Predrag
AU  - Sovtić, A.
AU  - Đukić, S.
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
PY  - 2016
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/908
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/704
AB  - The Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) organisms remain significant pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence, epidemiological characteristics, and presence of molecular markers associated with virulence and transmissibility of the Bcc strains in the National CF Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. The Bcc isolates collected during the four-year study period (2010-2013) were further examined by 16 s rRNA gene, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA, multilocus sequence typing analysis, and phylogenetic analysis based on concatenated sequence of seven alleles. Fifty out of 184 patients (27.2 %) were colonized with two Bcc species, B. cenocepacia (n = 49) and B. stabilis (n = 1). Thirty-four patients (18.5 %) had chronic colonization. Typing methods revealed a high level of similarity among Bcc isolates, indicating a person-to-person transmission or acquisition from a common source. New sequence types (STs) were identified, and none of the STs with an international distribution were found. One centre-specific ST, B. cenocepacia ST856, was highly dominant and shared by 48/50 (96 %) patients colonized by Bcc. This clone was characterized by PCR positivity for both the B. cepacia epidemic strain marker and cable pilin, and showed close genetic relatedness to the epidemic strain CZ1 (ST32). These results indicate that the impact of Bcc on airway colonization in the Serbian CF population is high and virtually exclusively limited to a single clone of B. cenocepacia. The presence of a highly transmissible clone and probable patient-to-patient spread was observed.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
T1  - Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology
EP  - 1284
IS  - 8
SP  - 1277
VL  - 35
DO  - 10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vasiljević, Z. V. and Novović, Katarina and Kojić, Milan and Minić, Predrag and Sovtić, A. and Đukić, S. and Jovčić, Branko",
year = "2016",
abstract = "The Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) organisms remain significant pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence, epidemiological characteristics, and presence of molecular markers associated with virulence and transmissibility of the Bcc strains in the National CF Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. The Bcc isolates collected during the four-year study period (2010-2013) were further examined by 16 s rRNA gene, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA, multilocus sequence typing analysis, and phylogenetic analysis based on concatenated sequence of seven alleles. Fifty out of 184 patients (27.2 %) were colonized with two Bcc species, B. cenocepacia (n = 49) and B. stabilis (n = 1). Thirty-four patients (18.5 %) had chronic colonization. Typing methods revealed a high level of similarity among Bcc isolates, indicating a person-to-person transmission or acquisition from a common source. New sequence types (STs) were identified, and none of the STs with an international distribution were found. One centre-specific ST, B. cenocepacia ST856, was highly dominant and shared by 48/50 (96 %) patients colonized by Bcc. This clone was characterized by PCR positivity for both the B. cepacia epidemic strain marker and cable pilin, and showed close genetic relatedness to the epidemic strain CZ1 (ST32). These results indicate that the impact of Bcc on airway colonization in the Serbian CF population is high and virtually exclusively limited to a single clone of B. cenocepacia. The presence of a highly transmissible clone and probable patient-to-patient spread was observed.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases",
title = "Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology",
pages = "1284-1277",
number = "8",
volume = "35",
doi = "10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4"
}
Vasiljević, Z. V., Novović, K., Kojić, M., Minić, P., Sovtić, A., Đukić, S.,& Jovčić, B.. (2016). Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology. in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Springer, New York., 35(8), 1277-1284.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4
Vasiljević ZV, Novović K, Kojić M, Minić P, Sovtić A, Đukić S, Jovčić B. Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology. in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 2016;35(8):1277-1284.
doi:10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4 .
Vasiljević, Z. V., Novović, Katarina, Kojić, Milan, Minić, Predrag, Sovtić, A., Đukić, S., Jovčić, Branko, "Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology" in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 35, no. 8 (2016):1277-1284,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4 . .
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Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia

Veljović, Katarina; Popović, Nikola; Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela; Tolinački, Maja; Mihajlović, Sanja; Jovčić, Branko; Kojić, Milan

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Veljović, Katarina
AU  - Popović, Nikola
AU  - Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela
AU  - Tolinački, Maja
AU  - Mihajlović, Sanja
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2015
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/818
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/736
AB  - Despite the number of studies on antibiotic-resistant enterococci from Serbian clinical settings, there are no data about environmental contamination with these bacteria. Thus, this study investigated the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant enterococci in Belgrade, Serbia. Enterococcus species collected from ten surface water sites, including a lake, two major river systems, and springs, were tested. Among enterococci, we found single (21.7 %), double (17.4 %), and multiple antibiotic resistance patterns (56.3 %). Vancomycin-resistant strains were not found, indicating that their abundance in Belgrade is tightly linked to clinical settings. The multiple drug-resistant strains Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, and Enterococcus mundtii were frequently detected in the lake during the swimming season and in the rivers near industrial zones. We confirmed the presence of ermB, ermC, ant(6)-Ia, tetM, and tetL and mutations in gyrA genes. The phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene of E. faecium isolates that harbor esp gene classified them into two groups based on high-bootstraps scores in the tree analysis. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of antibiotic-resistant enterococci revealed genomic similarity ranging from 75 to 100 %. This study indicates the importance of anthropogenic impact to the spread of antibiotic-resistant enterococci in environmental waters of Belgrade, Serbia.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
T1  - Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia
IS  - 9
VL  - 187
DO  - 10.1007/s10661-015-4814-x
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Veljović, Katarina and Popović, Nikola and Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela and Tolinački, Maja and Mihajlović, Sanja and Jovčić, Branko and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Despite the number of studies on antibiotic-resistant enterococci from Serbian clinical settings, there are no data about environmental contamination with these bacteria. Thus, this study investigated the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant enterococci in Belgrade, Serbia. Enterococcus species collected from ten surface water sites, including a lake, two major river systems, and springs, were tested. Among enterococci, we found single (21.7 %), double (17.4 %), and multiple antibiotic resistance patterns (56.3 %). Vancomycin-resistant strains were not found, indicating that their abundance in Belgrade is tightly linked to clinical settings. The multiple drug-resistant strains Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, and Enterococcus mundtii were frequently detected in the lake during the swimming season and in the rivers near industrial zones. We confirmed the presence of ermB, ermC, ant(6)-Ia, tetM, and tetL and mutations in gyrA genes. The phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene of E. faecium isolates that harbor esp gene classified them into two groups based on high-bootstraps scores in the tree analysis. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of antibiotic-resistant enterococci revealed genomic similarity ranging from 75 to 100 %. This study indicates the importance of anthropogenic impact to the spread of antibiotic-resistant enterococci in environmental waters of Belgrade, Serbia.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Environmental Monitoring and Assessment",
title = "Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia",
number = "9",
volume = "187",
doi = "10.1007/s10661-015-4814-x"
}
Veljović, K., Popović, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Tolinački, M., Mihajlović, S., Jovčić, B.,& Kojić, M.. (2015). Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia. in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Springer, Dordrecht., 187(9).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4814-x
Veljović K, Popović N, Terzić-Vidojević A, Tolinački M, Mihajlović S, Jovčić B, Kojić M. Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia. in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2015;187(9).
doi:10.1007/s10661-015-4814-x .
Veljović, Katarina, Popović, Nikola, Terzić-Vidojević, Amarela, Tolinački, Maja, Mihajlović, Sanja, Jovčić, Branko, Kojić, Milan, "Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia" in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187, no. 9 (2015),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4814-x . .
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Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study

Filipić, Brankica; Nikolić, Katarina; Filipić, Slavica; Jovčić, Branko; Agbaba, Danica; Antić-Stanković, Jelena; Kojić, Milan; Golić, Nataša

(Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Nikolić, Katarina
AU  - Filipić, Slavica
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Agbaba, Danica
AU  - Antić-Stanković, Jelena
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Golić, Nataša
PY  - 2014
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/740
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/838
AB  - The CmbT substrate specificity and its role as a proton motive force-driven drug efflux pump at a molecular level were investigated in the study. In that order, 3D-quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) study was applied for selection of molecular determinants of multidrug recognition by CmbT. CmbT multidrug resistance protein of Lactococcus lactis contributes to extruding the structurally, chemically, and pharmacologically diverse range of substrates out of bacterial cells. This function of CmbT may result in the failure of antibiotic therapy. Homology model of CmbT protein was constructed and further opthnized. The 3D-QSAR model predictive potential was proved by use of leave-one-out cross validation Of the training set (Q(2): 0.69, R-observd(2) (vs).(Predicted) : 0.918, RMSEE: 0.193) and verification set (R-Observed vs predicted(2) : 0.704, RMSEP: 0.289). The results obtained in this study showed that high CmbT affinities to ethidium, sulbactam, and sulfathiazole could be related to the absence of significant unfavourable interactions. In contrast, the presence of specific unfavourable interaction between two hydrogen bond donor groups in bacitracin, apramycin, novobiocin, vancomycin, kanamycin, gentamycin, and tobramycin is found to be the main reason for their lower CmbT affinities. In addition, membrane position of the CmbT binding site and positive correlation between substrates lipophilicity (log D-PH so) and CmbT affinity strongly indicates that CmbT recognizes its substrates within the membrane.
PB  - Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
T1  - Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study
EP  - 771
IS  - 3
SP  - 764
VL  - 45
DO  - 10.1016/j.jtice.2013.09.033
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Filipić, Brankica and Nikolić, Katarina and Filipić, Slavica and Jovčić, Branko and Agbaba, Danica and Antić-Stanković, Jelena and Kojić, Milan and Golić, Nataša",
year = "2014",
abstract = "The CmbT substrate specificity and its role as a proton motive force-driven drug efflux pump at a molecular level were investigated in the study. In that order, 3D-quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) study was applied for selection of molecular determinants of multidrug recognition by CmbT. CmbT multidrug resistance protein of Lactococcus lactis contributes to extruding the structurally, chemically, and pharmacologically diverse range of substrates out of bacterial cells. This function of CmbT may result in the failure of antibiotic therapy. Homology model of CmbT protein was constructed and further opthnized. The 3D-QSAR model predictive potential was proved by use of leave-one-out cross validation Of the training set (Q(2): 0.69, R-observd(2) (vs).(Predicted) : 0.918, RMSEE: 0.193) and verification set (R-Observed vs predicted(2) : 0.704, RMSEP: 0.289). The results obtained in this study showed that high CmbT affinities to ethidium, sulbactam, and sulfathiazole could be related to the absence of significant unfavourable interactions. In contrast, the presence of specific unfavourable interaction between two hydrogen bond donor groups in bacitracin, apramycin, novobiocin, vancomycin, kanamycin, gentamycin, and tobramycin is found to be the main reason for their lower CmbT affinities. In addition, membrane position of the CmbT binding site and positive correlation between substrates lipophilicity (log D-PH so) and CmbT affinity strongly indicates that CmbT recognizes its substrates within the membrane.",
publisher = "Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers",
title = "Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study",
pages = "771-764",
number = "3",
volume = "45",
doi = "10.1016/j.jtice.2013.09.033"
}
Filipić, B., Nikolić, K., Filipić, S., Jovčić, B., Agbaba, D., Antić-Stanković, J., Kojić, M.,& Golić, N.. (2014). Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study. in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam., 45(3), 764-771.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtice.2013.09.033
Filipić B, Nikolić K, Filipić S, Jovčić B, Agbaba D, Antić-Stanković J, Kojić M, Golić N. Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study. in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2014;45(3):764-771.
doi:10.1016/j.jtice.2013.09.033 .
Filipić, Brankica, Nikolić, Katarina, Filipić, Slavica, Jovčić, Branko, Agbaba, Danica, Antić-Stanković, Jelena, Kojić, Milan, Golić, Nataša, "Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study" in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45, no. 3 (2014):764-771,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtice.2013.09.033 . .
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Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia

Jovčić, Branko; Lepsanović, Zorica; Begović, Jelena; Filipić, Brankica; Kojić, Milan

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Lepsanović, Zorica
AU  - Begović, Jelena
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2014
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/757
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/839
AB  - New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates are of special interest since P. aeruginosa is a major cause of nosocomial infections, the treatment of which could now be jeopardized, especially in developing countries. Six additional NDM-1 positive P. aeruginosa clinical isolates belonging to two different genotypes were shown to be plasmid-free. PFGE-hybridization experiments revealed the chromosomal location of the bla (NDM-1) gene. Restriction analysis and hybridization revealed that two copies of the bla (NDM-1) gene are present in the genomes of all tested isolates, as in previously characterized P. aeruginosa MMA83. Moreover, it was shown that increasing imipenem concentration did not have the effect on copy number of the bla (NDM-1) gene in the genome of P. aeruginosa MMA83.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
T1  - Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia
EP  - 618
IS  - 3
SP  - 613
VL  - 105
DO  - 10.1007/s10482-013-0094-z
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jovčić, Branko and Lepsanović, Zorica and Begović, Jelena and Filipić, Brankica and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2014",
abstract = "New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates are of special interest since P. aeruginosa is a major cause of nosocomial infections, the treatment of which could now be jeopardized, especially in developing countries. Six additional NDM-1 positive P. aeruginosa clinical isolates belonging to two different genotypes were shown to be plasmid-free. PFGE-hybridization experiments revealed the chromosomal location of the bla (NDM-1) gene. Restriction analysis and hybridization revealed that two copies of the bla (NDM-1) gene are present in the genomes of all tested isolates, as in previously characterized P. aeruginosa MMA83. Moreover, it was shown that increasing imipenem concentration did not have the effect on copy number of the bla (NDM-1) gene in the genome of P. aeruginosa MMA83.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology",
title = "Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia",
pages = "618-613",
number = "3",
volume = "105",
doi = "10.1007/s10482-013-0094-z"
}
Jovčić, B., Lepsanović, Z., Begović, J., Filipić, B.,& Kojić, M.. (2014). Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia. in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
Springer, Dordrecht., 105(3), 613-618.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-013-0094-z
Jovčić B, Lepsanović Z, Begović J, Filipić B, Kojić M. Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia. in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 2014;105(3):613-618.
doi:10.1007/s10482-013-0094-z .
Jovčić, Branko, Lepsanović, Zorica, Begović, Jelena, Filipić, Brankica, Kojić, Milan, "Two copies of bla (NDM-1) gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia" in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 105, no. 3 (2014):613-618,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-013-0094-z . .
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The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context

Jovčić, Branko; Lepsanović, Zorica; Begović, Jelena; Rakonjac, Bojan; Perovanović, Jelena; Topisirović, Ljubiša; Kojić, Milan

(Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Lepsanović, Zorica
AU  - Begović, Jelena
AU  - Rakonjac, Bojan
AU  - Perovanović, Jelena
AU  - Topisirović, Ljubiša
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2013
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/648
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/832
AB  - The genetic context of the bla(NDM-1) gene in the genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 was investigated. Sequencing of the cosmid selected for the bla(NDM-1) gene revealed the presence of two bla(NDM-1) copies in the genome of P. aeruginosa MMA83 in a unique genetic environment. Additionally, mating assays, DNA-DNA hybridization, and an S1 nuclease assay strongly suggest that the blaNDM-1 gene in P. aeruginosa MMA83 is chromosome borne.
PB  - Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington
T2  - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
T1  - The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context
EP  - 3407
IS  - 7
SP  - 3405
VL  - 57
DO  - 10.1128/AAC.02312-12
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jovčić, Branko and Lepsanović, Zorica and Begović, Jelena and Rakonjac, Bojan and Perovanović, Jelena and Topisirović, Ljubiša and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2013",
abstract = "The genetic context of the bla(NDM-1) gene in the genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 was investigated. Sequencing of the cosmid selected for the bla(NDM-1) gene revealed the presence of two bla(NDM-1) copies in the genome of P. aeruginosa MMA83 in a unique genetic environment. Additionally, mating assays, DNA-DNA hybridization, and an S1 nuclease assay strongly suggest that the blaNDM-1 gene in P. aeruginosa MMA83 is chromosome borne.",
publisher = "Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington",
journal = "Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy",
title = "The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context",
pages = "3407-3405",
number = "7",
volume = "57",
doi = "10.1128/AAC.02312-12"
}
Jovčić, B., Lepsanović, Z., Begović, J., Rakonjac, B., Perovanović, J., Topisirović, L.,& Kojić, M.. (2013). The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context. in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington., 57(7), 3405-3407.
https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02312-12
Jovčić B, Lepsanović Z, Begović J, Rakonjac B, Perovanović J, Topisirović L, Kojić M. The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context. in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2013;57(7):3405-3407.
doi:10.1128/AAC.02312-12 .
Jovčić, Branko, Lepsanović, Zorica, Begović, Jelena, Rakonjac, Bojan, Perovanović, Jelena, Topisirović, Ljubiša, Kojić, Milan, "The Clinical Isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 Carries Two Copies of the bla(NDM-1) Gene in a Novel Genetic Context" in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57, no. 7 (2013):3405-3407,
https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02312-12 . .
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The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis

Filipić, Brankica; Golić, Nataša; Jovčić, Branko; Tolinački, Maja; Bay, Denice C.; Turner, Raymond J.; Antić-Stanković, Jelena; Kojić, Milan; Topisirović, Ljubiša

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Filipić, Brankica
AU  - Golić, Nataša
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Tolinački, Maja
AU  - Bay, Denice C.
AU  - Turner, Raymond J.
AU  - Antić-Stanković, Jelena
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Topisirović, Ljubiša
PY  - 2013
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/618
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/831
AB  - Functional characterization of the multidrug resistance CmbT transporter was performed in Lactococcus lactis. The cmbT gene is predicted to encode an efflux protein homologous to the multidrug resistance major facilitator superfamily. The cmbT gene (1377 bp) was cloned and overexpressed in L. lactis NZ9000. Results from cell growth studies revealed that the CmbT protein has an effect on host cell resistance to lincomycin, cholate, sulbactam, ethidium bromide, Hoechst 33342, sulfadiazine, streptomycin, rifampicin, puromycin and sulfametoxazole. Moreover, in vivo transport assays showed that overexpressed CmbT-mediated extrusion of ethidium bromide and Hoechst 33342 was higher than in the control L. lactis NZ9000 strain. CmbT-mediated extrusion of Hoechst 33342 was inhibited by the ionophores nigericin and valinomycin known to dissipate proton motive force. This indicates that CmbT-mediated extrusion is based on a drug-proton antiport mechanism. Taking together results obtained in this study, it can be concluded that CmbT is a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter candidate in L. lactis, with a possible signaling role in sulfur metabolism.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - Research in Microbiology
T1  - The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis
EP  - 54
IS  - 1
SP  - 46
VL  - 164
DO  - 10.1016/j.resmic.2012.09.003
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Filipić, Brankica and Golić, Nataša and Jovčić, Branko and Tolinački, Maja and Bay, Denice C. and Turner, Raymond J. and Antić-Stanković, Jelena and Kojić, Milan and Topisirović, Ljubiša",
year = "2013",
abstract = "Functional characterization of the multidrug resistance CmbT transporter was performed in Lactococcus lactis. The cmbT gene is predicted to encode an efflux protein homologous to the multidrug resistance major facilitator superfamily. The cmbT gene (1377 bp) was cloned and overexpressed in L. lactis NZ9000. Results from cell growth studies revealed that the CmbT protein has an effect on host cell resistance to lincomycin, cholate, sulbactam, ethidium bromide, Hoechst 33342, sulfadiazine, streptomycin, rifampicin, puromycin and sulfametoxazole. Moreover, in vivo transport assays showed that overexpressed CmbT-mediated extrusion of ethidium bromide and Hoechst 33342 was higher than in the control L. lactis NZ9000 strain. CmbT-mediated extrusion of Hoechst 33342 was inhibited by the ionophores nigericin and valinomycin known to dissipate proton motive force. This indicates that CmbT-mediated extrusion is based on a drug-proton antiport mechanism. Taking together results obtained in this study, it can be concluded that CmbT is a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter candidate in L. lactis, with a possible signaling role in sulfur metabolism.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "Research in Microbiology",
title = "The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis",
pages = "54-46",
number = "1",
volume = "164",
doi = "10.1016/j.resmic.2012.09.003"
}
Filipić, B., Golić, N., Jovčić, B., Tolinački, M., Bay, D. C., Turner, R. J., Antić-Stanković, J., Kojić, M.,& Topisirović, L.. (2013). The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis. in Research in Microbiology
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 164(1), 46-54.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2012.09.003
Filipić B, Golić N, Jovčić B, Tolinački M, Bay DC, Turner RJ, Antić-Stanković J, Kojić M, Topisirović L. The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis. in Research in Microbiology. 2013;164(1):46-54.
doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2012.09.003 .
Filipić, Brankica, Golić, Nataša, Jovčić, Branko, Tolinački, Maja, Bay, Denice C., Turner, Raymond J., Antić-Stanković, Jelena, Kojić, Milan, Topisirović, Ljubiša, "The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis" in Research in Microbiology, 164, no. 1 (2013):46-54,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2012.09.003 . .
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Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk

Begović, Jelena; Jovčić, Branko; Papić-Obradović, Milena; Veljović, Katarina; Lukić, Jovanka; Kojić, Milan; Topisirović, Ljubiša

(Elsevier Gmbh, Munich, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Begović, Jelena
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Papić-Obradović, Milena
AU  - Veljović, Katarina
AU  - Lukić, Jovanka
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Topisirović, Ljubiša
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/750
AB  - Staphylococcus epidermidis strains were isolated from the expressed human breast milk (EHM) of 14 healthy donor mothers. Genetic diversity was evaluated using RAPD-PCR REP-PCR and pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). PFGE allowed the best discrimination of the isolates, since it provided for the greatest diversity of the analyzed genomes. Among the S. epidermidis strains, resistance to gentamicin, tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin or vancomycin was detected, whilst four isolates were multiresistant. The results from our study demonstrate that staphylococci from EHM could be reservoirs of resistance genes, since we showed that tetK could be transferred from EHM staphylococci to Gram-negative Escherichia coli. Most of the staphylococcal strains displayed excellent proteolytic and lipolytic activities. Additionally, the presence of ica genes, which was related to their ability to form a biofilm on tissue culture plates, and the presence of virulence factors including autolysin/adhesin AtLE, point to their pathogenic potential.
PB  - Elsevier Gmbh, Munich
T2  - Microbiological Research
T1  - Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk
EP  - 83
IS  - 2
SP  - 77
VL  - 168
DO  - 10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.004
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Begović, Jelena and Jovčić, Branko and Papić-Obradović, Milena and Veljović, Katarina and Lukić, Jovanka and Kojić, Milan and Topisirović, Ljubiša",
year = "2013",
abstract = "Staphylococcus epidermidis strains were isolated from the expressed human breast milk (EHM) of 14 healthy donor mothers. Genetic diversity was evaluated using RAPD-PCR REP-PCR and pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). PFGE allowed the best discrimination of the isolates, since it provided for the greatest diversity of the analyzed genomes. Among the S. epidermidis strains, resistance to gentamicin, tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin or vancomycin was detected, whilst four isolates were multiresistant. The results from our study demonstrate that staphylococci from EHM could be reservoirs of resistance genes, since we showed that tetK could be transferred from EHM staphylococci to Gram-negative Escherichia coli. Most of the staphylococcal strains displayed excellent proteolytic and lipolytic activities. Additionally, the presence of ica genes, which was related to their ability to form a biofilm on tissue culture plates, and the presence of virulence factors including autolysin/adhesin AtLE, point to their pathogenic potential.",
publisher = "Elsevier Gmbh, Munich",
journal = "Microbiological Research",
title = "Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk",
pages = "83-77",
number = "2",
volume = "168",
doi = "10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.004"
}
Begović, J., Jovčić, B., Papić-Obradović, M., Veljović, K., Lukić, J., Kojić, M.,& Topisirović, L.. (2013). Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk. in Microbiological Research
Elsevier Gmbh, Munich., 168(2), 77-83.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.004
Begović J, Jovčić B, Papić-Obradović M, Veljović K, Lukić J, Kojić M, Topisirović L. Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk. in Microbiological Research. 2013;168(2):77-83.
doi:10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.004 .
Begović, Jelena, Jovčić, Branko, Papić-Obradović, Milena, Veljović, Katarina, Lukić, Jovanka, Kojić, Milan, Topisirović, Ljubiša, "Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk" in Microbiological Research, 168, no. 2 (2013):77-83,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.004 . .
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Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Mirović, Veljko; Tomanović, Branka; Lepsanović, Zorica; Jovčić, Branko; Kojić, Milan

(Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington, 2012)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mirović, Veljko
AU  - Tomanović, Branka
AU  - Lepsanović, Zorica
AU  - Jovčić, Branko
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2012
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/589
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/829
PB  - Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington
T2  - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
T1  - Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis
EP  - 6063
IS  - 11
SP  - 6062
VL  - 56
DO  - 10.1128/AAC.00838-12
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mirović, Veljko and Tomanović, Branka and Lepsanović, Zorica and Jovčić, Branko and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2012",
publisher = "Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington",
journal = "Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy",
title = "Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis",
pages = "6063-6062",
number = "11",
volume = "56",
doi = "10.1128/AAC.00838-12"
}
Mirović, V., Tomanović, B., Lepsanović, Z., Jovčić, B.,& Kojić, M.. (2012). Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis. in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Amer Soc Microbiology, Washington., 56(11), 6062-6063.
https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00838-12
Mirović V, Tomanović B, Lepsanović Z, Jovčić B, Kojić M. Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis. in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2012;56(11):6062-6063.
doi:10.1128/AAC.00838-12 .
Mirović, Veljko, Tomanović, Branka, Lepsanović, Zorica, Jovčić, Branko, Kojić, Milan, "Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing NDM-1 Metallo-beta-Lactamase from the Urine of an Outpatient Baby Boy Receiving Antibiotic Prophylaxis" in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56, no. 11 (2012):6062-6063,
https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00838-12 . .
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