Kojić, Milan

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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)
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Nis [4] The electrical breakdown of gases, surface processes and applications
Obtaining, physicochemical characterization, analysis and biological activity of pharmacologically active compounds Molecular characterization of bacteria from genera Bacillus and Pseudomonas as potential agents for biological control
Production of new dietetic milk products for risk populations based on qualitative and quantitative analysis of health risk markers in milk consumption [AIB2010SE-00386]
EU project within the VI Frame Program (ACE-ART, ref. CT-2003-506214) FEDER funds (European Union) [AGL2012-33278]
FPI [BES-2010-038270] Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200026 (University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy - IChTM)
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) Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200168 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry)
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200177 (Immunology Research Centre 'Branislav Janković' Torlak, Belgrade) L'Oreal Foundation
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness (MINECO) bilateral collaboration project [AIB2010SE-00386]
Collaborative grant scheme program, Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 50404, 2022-2023 CSK food enrichment, The Netherlands
FEDER European Union [AGL2009-09445] FEMS
FEMS Grant by Federation of European Microbiological Societies [FEMS-RG-2016-0118] FIS
FPI fellowship Synthesis, Quantitative Structure and Activity Relationship, Physico-Chemical Characterisation and Analysis of Pharmacologically Active Substances
Molecular mechanisms of physiological and pharmacological control of inflammation and cancer Cellular and molecular mechanisms of recovery of rats from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Author's Bibliography

Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome

Malešević, Milka; Stanisavljević, Nemanja; Rašić, Slađan; Vukotić, Goran; Gardijan, Lazar; Obradović, Mina; Kojić, Milan

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

TY  - CONF
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Stanisavljević, Nemanja
AU  - Rašić, Slađan
AU  - Vukotić, Goran
AU  - Gardijan, Lazar
AU  - Obradović, Mina
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/823
AB  - Introduction: Brevibacillus laterosporus is a promising microbiological agent that can be used to prevent and control destructive diseases affecting honey bee colonies. In the presentstudy, the short-termeffect of the B. laterosporus BGSP11 bee diet on microbiota and mycobiota was investigated.Methods: The honey bee diet was supplemented with spores of B. laterosporus BGSP11 at a concentration of 1×108 CFU/mL in sucrose solution. Metabarcoding analysis of the bee microbial community profile was performed based on 16S RNA (bacteriobiota) and Internally Transcribes Spacer (ITS) region(mycobiota) obtained using MiSeq Illumina sequencing. The QIIME2 v2021.4 pipeline was used to analyze the obtained amplicon data library.Results: The results show that the BGSP11 bee diet slightly altered the bee microbiota and did not leadto potentially harmful changes in the bacterial microbiota. Moreover, it can potentially induce positivechanges, mainly reflected in the reduction of opportunistic bacteria. On the other hand, the treatmenthad a greater effect on mycobiota. However, the changesin the bee mycobiome caused by the treatmentcannot be considered a priori as beneficial or harmful,since the interaction between the bee and its mycobiome is not sufficiently studied. The observed positive changes in the bee mycobiome are mainlyreflected in the reduction of phytopathogenic fungi that may affect the organoleptic and techno-functional properties of honey.Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that the introduction of BGSP11 in beekeeping practice as a biological agent could be considered due to no harmful effects observed on the microbiota of bees.
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  - Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome
EP  - 112
SP  - 112
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_823
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Malešević, Milka and Stanisavljević, Nemanja and Rašić, Slađan and Vukotić, Goran and Gardijan, Lazar and Obradović, Mina and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Introduction: Brevibacillus laterosporus is a promising microbiological agent that can be used to prevent and control destructive diseases affecting honey bee colonies. In the presentstudy, the short-termeffect of the B. laterosporus BGSP11 bee diet on microbiota and mycobiota was investigated.Methods: The honey bee diet was supplemented with spores of B. laterosporus BGSP11 at a concentration of 1×108 CFU/mL in sucrose solution. Metabarcoding analysis of the bee microbial community profile was performed based on 16S RNA (bacteriobiota) and Internally Transcribes Spacer (ITS) region(mycobiota) obtained using MiSeq Illumina sequencing. The QIIME2 v2021.4 pipeline was used to analyze the obtained amplicon data library.Results: The results show that the BGSP11 bee diet slightly altered the bee microbiota and did not leadto potentially harmful changes in the bacterial microbiota. Moreover, it can potentially induce positivechanges, mainly reflected in the reduction of opportunistic bacteria. On the other hand, the treatmenthad a greater effect on mycobiota. However, the changesin the bee mycobiome caused by the treatmentcannot be considered a priori as beneficial or harmful,since the interaction between the bee and its mycobiome is not sufficiently studied. The observed positive changes in the bee mycobiome are mainlyreflected in the reduction of phytopathogenic fungi that may affect the organoleptic and techno-functional properties of honey.Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that the introduction of BGSP11 in beekeeping practice as a biological agent could be considered due to no harmful effects observed on the microbiota of bees.",
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 = "Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome",
pages = "112-112",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_823"
}
Malešević, M., Stanisavljević, N., Rašić, S., Vukotić, G., Gardijan, L., Obradović, M.,& Kojić, M.. (2023). Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome. 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., 112-112.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_823
Malešević M, Stanisavljević N, Rašić S, Vukotić G, Gardijan L, Obradović M, Kojić M. Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome. 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;:112-112.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_823 .
Malešević, Milka, Stanisavljević, Nemanja, Rašić, Slađan, Vukotić, Goran, Gardijan, Lazar, Obradović, Mina, Kojić, Milan, "Short-term effect of Brevibacillus laterosporus supplemented diet on worker honey bee microbiome" 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):112-112,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_823 .

Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU

Gardijan, Lazar; Kojić, Milan; Jovanović, Goran; Malešević, Milka

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

TY  - CONF
AU  - Gardijan, Lazar
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Jovanović, Goran
AU  - Malešević, Milka
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/804
AB  - Introduction: Lactolisterin BU (LBU) is a potent bacteriocin derived from Lactococcuslactis subsp. lactis
bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4. It exhibits antimicrobial properties against Gram-positive food spoilage and
foodborne pathogens. This research aimed to explore the impact of amino acid substitution in LBU on
its antimicrobial activity by utilizing in silico prediction of LBU’ssecondary structure and amino acid substitutions.
Methods: The secondary structure of LBU was predicted using Phyre2 software. Five variants of LBU
were selected and chemically synthesized, along with unaltered LBU and BHT-B,serving as controls. Peptides were twofold diluted in distilled water, resulting in final concentrations ranging from 1000 µg/ml
to 0.5 µg/ml. An agarspot test, employing 5 µl of the dilution, was conducted on three indicatorstrains:
Lactococcus lactis BGMN1-596, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC19111, and Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC25923. The presence of inhibition zones was analyzed after overnight incubation at 37°C (S. aureus)
and 30°C (L. lactis and L. monocytogenes).
Results: Phyre2 analysis unveiled the presence of two α-helices in LBU’s structure. The majority of LBU
variants displayed altered antimicrobial activity, with some changes being genusspecific, potentially attributable to variances in cell wall composition. Some variants completely lost their activity, underscoring the significance of native amino acids or their physicochemical properties in the corresponding
positions within LBU’s structure. Furthermore, it was confirmed that chemically synthesized LBU effectively retains its antimicrobial activity.
Conclusion: Changesin amino acid composition give insight on structure-function relationship of LBU.
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  - Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU
EP  - 123
SP  - 123
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_804
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Gardijan, Lazar and Kojić, Milan and Jovanović, Goran and Malešević, Milka",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Introduction: Lactolisterin BU (LBU) is a potent bacteriocin derived from Lactococcuslactis subsp. lactis
bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4. It exhibits antimicrobial properties against Gram-positive food spoilage and
foodborne pathogens. This research aimed to explore the impact of amino acid substitution in LBU on
its antimicrobial activity by utilizing in silico prediction of LBU’ssecondary structure and amino acid substitutions.
Methods: The secondary structure of LBU was predicted using Phyre2 software. Five variants of LBU
were selected and chemically synthesized, along with unaltered LBU and BHT-B,serving as controls. Peptides were twofold diluted in distilled water, resulting in final concentrations ranging from 1000 µg/ml
to 0.5 µg/ml. An agarspot test, employing 5 µl of the dilution, was conducted on three indicatorstrains:
Lactococcus lactis BGMN1-596, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC19111, and Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC25923. The presence of inhibition zones was analyzed after overnight incubation at 37°C (S. aureus)
and 30°C (L. lactis and L. monocytogenes).
Results: Phyre2 analysis unveiled the presence of two α-helices in LBU’s structure. The majority of LBU
variants displayed altered antimicrobial activity, with some changes being genusspecific, potentially attributable to variances in cell wall composition. Some variants completely lost their activity, underscoring the significance of native amino acids or their physicochemical properties in the corresponding
positions within LBU’s structure. Furthermore, it was confirmed that chemically synthesized LBU effectively retains its antimicrobial activity.
Conclusion: Changesin amino acid composition give insight on structure-function relationship of LBU.",
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 = "Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU",
pages = "123-123",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_804"
}
Gardijan, L., Kojić, M., Jovanović, G.,& Malešević, M.. (2023). Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU. 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., 123-123.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_804
Gardijan L, Kojić M, Jovanović G, Malešević M. Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU. 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;:123-123.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_804 .
Gardijan, Lazar, Kojić, Milan, Jovanović, Goran, Malešević, Milka, "Influence of amino acid substitution on the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin lactolisterin BU" 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):123-123,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_804 .

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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Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase

Šokarda Slavić, Marinela; Kojić, Milan; Margetić, Aleksandra; Ristović, Marina; Pavlović, Marija; Nikolić, Stefan; Vujčić, Zoran

(Wiley, 2023)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Šokarda Slavić, Marinela
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Margetić, Aleksandra
AU  - Ristović, Marina
AU  - Pavlović, Marija
AU  - Nikolić, Stefan
AU  - Vujčić, Zoran
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/635
AB  - The combination of b-oligosaccharides from enzymatically hydrolysed barley b-glucan has attracted interest recently due to its positive effects on human health. This study aimed to assess the impact of the
endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase enzyme from Bacillus subtilis 168 on improving the nutritional and bioactive
properties of barley b-glucan. A new procedure for the isolation of b-glucan was developed, at a lower
temperature (45 °C), enabling purity from starch contamination, without affecting the yield (6 g b-glucan
from 100 g of barley flour). The endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase is cloned into E. coli pQE_Ek enables the high
production and purification (82% yield, 1.8 mg mL 1 and 440 U mg 1
) of an enzyme identical to the
natural one (25.5 kDa). The enzymatic reaction showed high efficiency of b-glucan degradation by recombinant enzyme, giving a mixture of products (of which 3-O-b-cellobiosyl-D-glucose and 3-O-b-cellotriosylD-glucose are the most abundant), the reduction of viscosity (17%) and increase in antioxidant capacities
by 15.2%, 30.9% and 44.0% assessed by ABTS, DPPH and ORAC, respectively. These results indicate
the possible application of endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase enzyme in improving the properties of barley bglucan used as functional foods.
PB  - Wiley
T2  - International Journal of Food Science and Technology
T1  - Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase
DO  - 10.1111/ijfs.16647
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Šokarda Slavić, Marinela and Kojić, Milan and Margetić, Aleksandra and Ristović, Marina and Pavlović, Marija and Nikolić, Stefan and Vujčić, Zoran",
year = "2023",
abstract = "The combination of b-oligosaccharides from enzymatically hydrolysed barley b-glucan has attracted interest recently due to its positive effects on human health. This study aimed to assess the impact of the
endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase enzyme from Bacillus subtilis 168 on improving the nutritional and bioactive
properties of barley b-glucan. A new procedure for the isolation of b-glucan was developed, at a lower
temperature (45 °C), enabling purity from starch contamination, without affecting the yield (6 g b-glucan
from 100 g of barley flour). The endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase is cloned into E. coli pQE_Ek enables the high
production and purification (82% yield, 1.8 mg mL 1 and 440 U mg 1
) of an enzyme identical to the
natural one (25.5 kDa). The enzymatic reaction showed high efficiency of b-glucan degradation by recombinant enzyme, giving a mixture of products (of which 3-O-b-cellobiosyl-D-glucose and 3-O-b-cellotriosylD-glucose are the most abundant), the reduction of viscosity (17%) and increase in antioxidant capacities
by 15.2%, 30.9% and 44.0% assessed by ABTS, DPPH and ORAC, respectively. These results indicate
the possible application of endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase enzyme in improving the properties of barley bglucan used as functional foods.",
publisher = "Wiley",
journal = "International Journal of Food Science and Technology",
title = "Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase",
doi = "10.1111/ijfs.16647"
}
Šokarda Slavić, M., Kojić, M., Margetić, A., Ristović, M., Pavlović, M., Nikolić, S.,& Vujčić, Z.. (2023). Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase. in International Journal of Food Science and Technology
Wiley..
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.16647
Šokarda Slavić M, Kojić M, Margetić A, Ristović M, Pavlović M, Nikolić S, Vujčić Z. Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase. in International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2023;.
doi:10.1111/ijfs.16647 .
Šokarda Slavić, Marinela, Kojić, Milan, Margetić, Aleksandra, Ristović, Marina, Pavlović, Marija, Nikolić, Stefan, Vujčić, Zoran, "Improvement of nutritional and bioactive properties of barley b-glucan-based food products using Bacillus subtilis 168 endo-b-1,3-1,4-glucanase" in International Journal of Food Science and Technology (2023),
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.16647 . .
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Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications

Šokarda Slavić, Marinela; Kojić, Milan; Margetić, Aleksandra; Stanisavljević, Nemanja; Gardijan, Lazar; Božić, Nataša; Vujčić, Zoran

(Elsevier, 2023)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Šokarda Slavić, Marinela
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Margetić, Aleksandra
AU  - Stanisavljević, Nemanja
AU  - Gardijan, Lazar
AU  - Božić, Nataša
AU  - Vujčić, Zoran
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/634
AB  - α-Amylase from the thermophilic bacterial strain Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 (AVA) was cloned into the pMALc5HisEk expression vector and successfully expressed and purified from the Escherichia coli ER2523 host strain. AVA belongs to the GH13_5 subfamily of glycoside hydrolases and has 7 conserved sequence regions (CSRs) distributed in three distinct domains (A, B, C). In addition, there is a starch binding domain (SBD) from the CBM20 family of carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs). AVA is a monomer of 66 kDa that achieves maximum activity at 60–80 °C and is active and stable over a wide pH range (4.0–9.0). AVA retained 50 % of its activity after 31 h of incubation at 60 °C and was resistant to a large number of denaturing agents. It hydrolyzed starch granules very efficiently, releasing maltose, maltotriose and maltopentaose as the main products. The hydrolysis rates of raw corn, wheat, horseradish, and potato starch, at a concentration of 10 %, were 87.8, 85.9, 93.0, and 58 %, respectively, at pH 8.5 over a 3 h period. This study showed that the high level of expression as well as the properties of this highly stable and versatile enzyme show all the prerequisites for successful application in industry.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
T1  - Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications
SP  - 126055
VL  - 249
DO  - 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126055
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Šokarda Slavić, Marinela and Kojić, Milan and Margetić, Aleksandra and Stanisavljević, Nemanja and Gardijan, Lazar and Božić, Nataša and Vujčić, Zoran",
year = "2023",
abstract = "α-Amylase from the thermophilic bacterial strain Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 (AVA) was cloned into the pMALc5HisEk expression vector and successfully expressed and purified from the Escherichia coli ER2523 host strain. AVA belongs to the GH13_5 subfamily of glycoside hydrolases and has 7 conserved sequence regions (CSRs) distributed in three distinct domains (A, B, C). In addition, there is a starch binding domain (SBD) from the CBM20 family of carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs). AVA is a monomer of 66 kDa that achieves maximum activity at 60–80 °C and is active and stable over a wide pH range (4.0–9.0). AVA retained 50 % of its activity after 31 h of incubation at 60 °C and was resistant to a large number of denaturing agents. It hydrolyzed starch granules very efficiently, releasing maltose, maltotriose and maltopentaose as the main products. The hydrolysis rates of raw corn, wheat, horseradish, and potato starch, at a concentration of 10 %, were 87.8, 85.9, 93.0, and 58 %, respectively, at pH 8.5 over a 3 h period. This study showed that the high level of expression as well as the properties of this highly stable and versatile enzyme show all the prerequisites for successful application in industry.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "International Journal of Biological Macromolecules",
title = "Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications",
pages = "126055",
volume = "249",
doi = "10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126055"
}
Šokarda Slavić, M., Kojić, M., Margetić, A., Stanisavljević, N., Gardijan, L., Božić, N.,& Vujčić, Z.. (2023). Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications. in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Elsevier., 249, 126055.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126055
Šokarda Slavić M, Kojić M, Margetić A, Stanisavljević N, Gardijan L, Božić N, Vujčić Z. Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications. in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2023;249:126055.
doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126055 .
Šokarda Slavić, Marinela, Kojić, Milan, Margetić, Aleksandra, Stanisavljević, Nemanja, Gardijan, Lazar, Božić, Nataša, Vujčić, Zoran, "Highly stable and versatile α-amylase from Anoxybacillus vranjensis ST4 suitable for various applications" in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 249 (2023):126055,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126055 . .
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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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Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome

Malešević, Milka; Rašić, Slađan; Santra, Violeta; Kojić, Milan; Stanisavljević, Nemanja

(Novi Sad : Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, 2021)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Malešević, Milka
AU  - Rašić, Slađan
AU  - Santra, Violeta
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Stanisavljević, Nemanja
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1871
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/703
AB  - Among them, bacterial and fungal pathogens Paenibacillus larvae, Melissococcus pluton, Ascosphera apis andNosema ceranae play a major impact on honey bees colonies. Thus, developing alternative prophylactic andcurative strategies are urgently needed. The use of probiotic bacteria in honey bee supplemental feeding istherefore promising to treat or prevent diseases. Brevibacillus laterosporus, Gram-positive endospore formingbacilli, is recognised as one of the promising antibacterial and antifungal agents producer.The aim of this study was to examine the short-therm effects of B. laterosporus supplemented diet on workerhoney bee microbiome.Dry spores of B. laterosporus strain BGSP11 have been administrated through a sugar syrup diet to tencolonies and a representative specimen of worker honey bees was taken before the start of the treatmentand immediately after the syrup was consumed. The microbial diversity was assessed before and after thetreatment using Illumina MiSeq sequencing platforms (ID Genomics service, Seattle, WA, USA). 16s rRNAsequencing for bacterial community profiling and fungal Internally Transcribes Spacer for mycological taxaprofiling were used. The next-generation microbiome bioinformatics platform QIIME2 v 2021.4 was used forfiltering and denoising obtained sequences, calculation of diversity metrics and taxonomy assignment. Thefeature classifier was trained using the Greengenes v 13_8 for bacterial taxa and fungal UNITE database v 8.3.The results obtained in this study indicated statisticaly significant alfa diversity between control and experimentalgroup honey bee microbiota composition. The diversity abundance was higher in control comparingto the group treated with B. laterosporus strain BGSP11 spores. There was no significant diference in Bray-Curtis distance among two groups of analysed samples. Regarding to mycological abundance, compositionwas completely different between two groups; control group had Claviceps as predominant genus, while intreated group of honey bee microbiome Metschnikowia genus was prevalent, indicating that the presence offungal pathogens in treated group is highly diminished.
PB  - Novi Sad : Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology
C3  - Biologia Serbica
T1  - Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome
IS  - 1 (Special Edition)
SP  - 113
VL  - 43
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_703
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Malešević, Milka and Rašić, Slađan and Santra, Violeta and Kojić, Milan and Stanisavljević, Nemanja",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Among them, bacterial and fungal pathogens Paenibacillus larvae, Melissococcus pluton, Ascosphera apis andNosema ceranae play a major impact on honey bees colonies. Thus, developing alternative prophylactic andcurative strategies are urgently needed. The use of probiotic bacteria in honey bee supplemental feeding istherefore promising to treat or prevent diseases. Brevibacillus laterosporus, Gram-positive endospore formingbacilli, is recognised as one of the promising antibacterial and antifungal agents producer.The aim of this study was to examine the short-therm effects of B. laterosporus supplemented diet on workerhoney bee microbiome.Dry spores of B. laterosporus strain BGSP11 have been administrated through a sugar syrup diet to tencolonies and a representative specimen of worker honey bees was taken before the start of the treatmentand immediately after the syrup was consumed. The microbial diversity was assessed before and after thetreatment using Illumina MiSeq sequencing platforms (ID Genomics service, Seattle, WA, USA). 16s rRNAsequencing for bacterial community profiling and fungal Internally Transcribes Spacer for mycological taxaprofiling were used. The next-generation microbiome bioinformatics platform QIIME2 v 2021.4 was used forfiltering and denoising obtained sequences, calculation of diversity metrics and taxonomy assignment. Thefeature classifier was trained using the Greengenes v 13_8 for bacterial taxa and fungal UNITE database v 8.3.The results obtained in this study indicated statisticaly significant alfa diversity between control and experimentalgroup honey bee microbiota composition. The diversity abundance was higher in control comparingto the group treated with B. laterosporus strain BGSP11 spores. There was no significant diference in Bray-Curtis distance among two groups of analysed samples. Regarding to mycological abundance, compositionwas completely different between two groups; control group had Claviceps as predominant genus, while intreated group of honey bee microbiome Metschnikowia genus was prevalent, indicating that the presence offungal pathogens in treated group is highly diminished.",
publisher = "Novi Sad : Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology",
journal = "Biologia Serbica",
title = "Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome",
number = "1 (Special Edition)",
pages = "113",
volume = "43",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_703"
}
Malešević, M., Rašić, S., Santra, V., Kojić, M.,& Stanisavljević, N.. (2021). Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome. in Biologia Serbica
Novi Sad : Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology., 43(1 (Special Edition)), 113.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_703
Malešević M, Rašić S, Santra V, Kojić M, Stanisavljević N. Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome. in Biologia Serbica. 2021;43(1 (Special Edition)):113.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_703 .
Malešević, Milka, Rašić, Slađan, Santra, Violeta, Kojić, Milan, Stanisavljević, Nemanja, "Brevibacillus laterosporus supplementation diet modulates honey bee microbiome" in Biologia Serbica, 43, no. 1 (Special Edition) (2021):113,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_703 .

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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Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors

Tomović, Katarina; Ilić, Budimir S.; Smelcerović, Zaklina; Miljković, Marija; Yancheva, Denitsa; Kojić, Milan; Mavrova, Anelia Ts; Kocić, Gordana; Smelcerović, Andrija

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tomović, Katarina
AU  - Ilić, Budimir S.
AU  - Smelcerović, Zaklina
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Yancheva, Denitsa
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Mavrova, Anelia Ts
AU  - Kocić, Gordana
AU  - Smelcerović, Andrija
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1376
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/699
AB  - Multiple-targeting compounds might reduce complex polypharmacy of multifactorial diseases, such as diabetes, and contribute to the greater therapeutic success. Targeting reactive oxygen species-producing enzymes, as xanthine oxidase (XO), might suppress progression of diabetes-associated vascular complications. In this study a small series of benzimidazole derivatives (1-9) was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and XO. One 1,3-disubstituted-benzimidazole-2-imine (5) and 1,3-thiazolo [3,2-a] benzimidazolone derivative (8) were shown as effective dual DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, with IC50 values lower than 200 mu M, and predicted binding modes with both target enzymes. Both selected dual inhibitors (compounds 5 and 8) did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells even at concentration of 250 mu M. These structures represent new non-purine scaffolds bearing two therapeutic functionalities, being DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, more favorable in comparison to DPP-4 inhibitors with DPP-4 as a single target due to pleiotropic effects of XO inhibition.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Chemico-Biological Interactions
T1  - Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors
VL  - 315
DO  - 10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Tomović, Katarina and Ilić, Budimir S. and Smelcerović, Zaklina and Miljković, Marija and Yancheva, Denitsa and Kojić, Milan and Mavrova, Anelia Ts and Kocić, Gordana and Smelcerović, Andrija",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Multiple-targeting compounds might reduce complex polypharmacy of multifactorial diseases, such as diabetes, and contribute to the greater therapeutic success. Targeting reactive oxygen species-producing enzymes, as xanthine oxidase (XO), might suppress progression of diabetes-associated vascular complications. In this study a small series of benzimidazole derivatives (1-9) was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and XO. One 1,3-disubstituted-benzimidazole-2-imine (5) and 1,3-thiazolo [3,2-a] benzimidazolone derivative (8) were shown as effective dual DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, with IC50 values lower than 200 mu M, and predicted binding modes with both target enzymes. Both selected dual inhibitors (compounds 5 and 8) did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells even at concentration of 250 mu M. These structures represent new non-purine scaffolds bearing two therapeutic functionalities, being DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, more favorable in comparison to DPP-4 inhibitors with DPP-4 as a single target due to pleiotropic effects of XO inhibition.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Chemico-Biological Interactions",
title = "Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors",
volume = "315",
doi = "10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873"
}
Tomović, K., Ilić, B. S., Smelcerović, Z., Miljković, M., Yancheva, D., Kojić, M., Mavrova, A. T., Kocić, G.,& Smelcerović, A.. (2020). Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. in Chemico-Biological Interactions
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 315.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873
Tomović K, Ilić BS, Smelcerović Z, Miljković M, Yancheva D, Kojić M, Mavrova AT, Kocić G, Smelcerović A. Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. in Chemico-Biological Interactions. 2020;315.
doi:10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873 .
Tomović, Katarina, Ilić, Budimir S., Smelcerović, Zaklina, Miljković, Marija, Yancheva, Denitsa, Kojić, Milan, Mavrova, Anelia Ts, Kocić, Gordana, Smelcerović, Andrija, "Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors" in Chemico-Biological Interactions, 315 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873 . .
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Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors

Tomović, Katarina; Ilić, Budimir S.; Smelcerović, Zaklina; Miljković, Marija; Yancheva, Denitsa; Kojić, Milan; Mavrova, Anelia Ts; Kocić, Gordana; Smelcerović, Andrija

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tomović, Katarina
AU  - Ilić, Budimir S.
AU  - Smelcerović, Zaklina
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Yancheva, Denitsa
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Mavrova, Anelia Ts
AU  - Kocić, Gordana
AU  - Smelcerović, Andrija
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1376
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/698
AB  - Multiple-targeting compounds might reduce complex polypharmacy of multifactorial diseases, such as diabetes, and contribute to the greater therapeutic success. Targeting reactive oxygen species-producing enzymes, as xanthine oxidase (XO), might suppress progression of diabetes-associated vascular complications. In this study a small series of benzimidazole derivatives (1-9) was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and XO. One 1,3-disubstituted-benzimidazole-2-imine (5) and 1,3-thiazolo [3,2-a] benzimidazolone derivative (8) were shown as effective dual DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, with IC50 values lower than 200 mu M, and predicted binding modes with both target enzymes. Both selected dual inhibitors (compounds 5 and 8) did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells even at concentration of 250 mu M. These structures represent new non-purine scaffolds bearing two therapeutic functionalities, being DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, more favorable in comparison to DPP-4 inhibitors with DPP-4 as a single target due to pleiotropic effects of XO inhibition.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Chemico-Biological Interactions
T1  - Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors
VL  - 315
DO  - 10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Tomović, Katarina and Ilić, Budimir S. and Smelcerović, Zaklina and Miljković, Marija and Yancheva, Denitsa and Kojić, Milan and Mavrova, Anelia Ts and Kocić, Gordana and Smelcerović, Andrija",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Multiple-targeting compounds might reduce complex polypharmacy of multifactorial diseases, such as diabetes, and contribute to the greater therapeutic success. Targeting reactive oxygen species-producing enzymes, as xanthine oxidase (XO), might suppress progression of diabetes-associated vascular complications. In this study a small series of benzimidazole derivatives (1-9) was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and XO. One 1,3-disubstituted-benzimidazole-2-imine (5) and 1,3-thiazolo [3,2-a] benzimidazolone derivative (8) were shown as effective dual DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, with IC50 values lower than 200 mu M, and predicted binding modes with both target enzymes. Both selected dual inhibitors (compounds 5 and 8) did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells even at concentration of 250 mu M. These structures represent new non-purine scaffolds bearing two therapeutic functionalities, being DPP-4 and XO inhibitors, more favorable in comparison to DPP-4 inhibitors with DPP-4 as a single target due to pleiotropic effects of XO inhibition.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Chemico-Biological Interactions",
title = "Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors",
volume = "315",
doi = "10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873"
}
Tomović, K., Ilić, B. S., Smelcerović, Z., Miljković, M., Yancheva, D., Kojić, M., Mavrova, A. T., Kocić, G.,& Smelcerović, A.. (2020). Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. in Chemico-Biological Interactions
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 315.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873
Tomović K, Ilić BS, Smelcerović Z, Miljković M, Yancheva D, Kojić M, Mavrova AT, Kocić G, Smelcerović A. Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. in Chemico-Biological Interactions. 2020;315.
doi:10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873 .
Tomović, Katarina, Ilić, Budimir S., Smelcerović, Zaklina, Miljković, Marija, Yancheva, Denitsa, Kojić, Milan, Mavrova, Anelia Ts, Kocić, Gordana, Smelcerović, Andrija, "Benzimidazole-based dual dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and xanthine oxidase inhibitors" in Chemico-Biological Interactions, 315 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2019.108873 . .
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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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Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential

Miljković, Marija; Thomas, Muriel; Serror, Pascale; Rigottier-Gois, Lionel; Kojić, Milan

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Thomas, Muriel
AU  - Serror, Pascale
AU  - Rigottier-Gois, Lionel
AU  - Kojić, Milan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1259
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/701
AB  - Surface properties like hydrophobicity, aggregation ability, adhesion to mucosal surfaces and epithelial cells and transit time are key features for the characterization of probiotic strains. In this study, we used two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains (BGNJ1-64 and BGSJ2-8) strains which were previously described with very strong aggregation capacity. The aggregation promoting factor (AggLb) expressed in these strains showed high level of binding to collagen and fibronectin, components of extracellular matrix. The working hypothesis was that strains able to aggregate have an advantage to resist in intestinal tract. So, we assessed whether these strains and their derivatives (without aggLb gene) are able to bind or not to intestinal components and we compared the transit time of each strains in mice. In that purpose parental strains (BGNJ1-64 and BGSJ2-8) and their aggregation negative derivatives (BGNJ1-641 and BGSJ2-83) were marked with double antibiotic resistance in order to be tracked in in vivo experiments in mice. Comparative analysis of binding ability of WT and aggregation negative strains to different human intestinal cell lines and mucin revealed no significant difference among them, excluding involvement of AggLb in interaction with surface of intestinal cells and mucin. In vivo experiments showed that surviving and transit time of marked strains in mice did not drastically depend on the presence of the AggLb aggregation factor.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
T1  - Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential
IS  - 6
VL  - 35
DO  - 10.1007/s11274-019-2663-4
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Miljković, Marija and Thomas, Muriel and Serror, Pascale and Rigottier-Gois, Lionel and Kojić, Milan",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Surface properties like hydrophobicity, aggregation ability, adhesion to mucosal surfaces and epithelial cells and transit time are key features for the characterization of probiotic strains. In this study, we used two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains (BGNJ1-64 and BGSJ2-8) strains which were previously described with very strong aggregation capacity. The aggregation promoting factor (AggLb) expressed in these strains showed high level of binding to collagen and fibronectin, components of extracellular matrix. The working hypothesis was that strains able to aggregate have an advantage to resist in intestinal tract. So, we assessed whether these strains and their derivatives (without aggLb gene) are able to bind or not to intestinal components and we compared the transit time of each strains in mice. In that purpose parental strains (BGNJ1-64 and BGSJ2-8) and their aggregation negative derivatives (BGNJ1-641 and BGSJ2-83) were marked with double antibiotic resistance in order to be tracked in in vivo experiments in mice. Comparative analysis of binding ability of WT and aggregation negative strains to different human intestinal cell lines and mucin revealed no significant difference among them, excluding involvement of AggLb in interaction with surface of intestinal cells and mucin. In vivo experiments showed that surviving and transit time of marked strains in mice did not drastically depend on the presence of the AggLb aggregation factor.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology",
title = "Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential",
number = "6",
volume = "35",
doi = "10.1007/s11274-019-2663-4"
}
Miljković, M., Thomas, M., Serror, P., Rigottier-Gois, L.,& Kojić, M.. (2019). Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential. in World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Springer, Dordrecht., 35(6).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11274-019-2663-4
Miljković M, Thomas M, Serror P, Rigottier-Gois L, Kojić M. Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential. in World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology. 2019;35(6).
doi:10.1007/s11274-019-2663-4 .
Miljković, Marija, Thomas, Muriel, Serror, Pascale, Rigottier-Gois, Lionel, Kojić, Milan, "Binding activity to intestinal cells and transient colonization in mice of two Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei strains with high aggregation potential" in World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 35, no. 6 (2019),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11274-019-2663-4 . .
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Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4

Tomović, Katarina; Ilić, Budimir S.; Miljković, Marija; Dimov, Stefan; Yancheva, Denitsa; Kojić, Milan; Mavrova, Anelia T.; Kocić, Gordana; Smelcerović, Andrija

(Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tomović, Katarina
AU  - Ilić, Budimir S.
AU  - Miljković, Marija
AU  - Dimov, Stefan
AU  - Yancheva, Denitsa
AU  - Kojić, Milan
AU  - Mavrova, Anelia T.
AU  - Kocić, Gordana
AU  - Smelcerović, Andrija
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://imagine.imgge.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1396
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/700
AB  - A small library of benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide and amine derivatives was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4). The phthalimide derivatives exhibited better activity than the amine precursors, with 2-(2-(3-chlorobenzyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)isoindoline-1,3-dione (compound 14) as the most effective inhibitor (IC50 = 34.17 +/- 5.11 mu M). The five most potent selected inhibitors did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells, even at a concentration of 250 mu M. Compound 14 is considered as a novel representative of the rare noncompetitive DPP-4 inhibitors. Molecular docking and dynamics simulation indicated the importance of the Tyr547, Lys554, and Trp629 residues of DPP-4 in the formation of the enzyme-inhibitor complex. These observations could be potentially utilized for the rational design and optimization of novel (structurally similar, with phthalimide moiety, or different) noncompetitive DPP-4 inhibitors, which are anyway rare, but favorable in terms of the saturation of substrate competition.
PB  - Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim
T2  - Archiv Der Pharmazie
T1  - Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4
IS  - 1
VL  - 353
DO  - 10.1002/ardp.201900238
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Tomović, Katarina and Ilić, Budimir S. and Miljković, Marija and Dimov, Stefan and Yancheva, Denitsa and Kojić, Milan and Mavrova, Anelia T. and Kocić, Gordana and Smelcerović, Andrija",
year = "2019",
abstract = "A small library of benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide and amine derivatives was evaluated for inhibitory activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4). The phthalimide derivatives exhibited better activity than the amine precursors, with 2-(2-(3-chlorobenzyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)isoindoline-1,3-dione (compound 14) as the most effective inhibitor (IC50 = 34.17 +/- 5.11 mu M). The five most potent selected inhibitors did not show cytotoxicity to a greater extent on Caco-2 cells, even at a concentration of 250 mu M. Compound 14 is considered as a novel representative of the rare noncompetitive DPP-4 inhibitors. Molecular docking and dynamics simulation indicated the importance of the Tyr547, Lys554, and Trp629 residues of DPP-4 in the formation of the enzyme-inhibitor complex. These observations could be potentially utilized for the rational design and optimization of novel (structurally similar, with phthalimide moiety, or different) noncompetitive DPP-4 inhibitors, which are anyway rare, but favorable in terms of the saturation of substrate competition.",
publisher = "Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim",
journal = "Archiv Der Pharmazie",
title = "Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4",
number = "1",
volume = "353",
doi = "10.1002/ardp.201900238"
}
Tomović, K., Ilić, B. S., Miljković, M., Dimov, S., Yancheva, D., Kojić, M., Mavrova, A. T., Kocić, G.,& Smelcerović, A.. (2019). Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4. in Archiv Der Pharmazie
Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim., 353(1).
https://doi.org/10.1002/ardp.201900238
Tomović K, Ilić BS, Miljković M, Dimov S, Yancheva D, Kojić M, Mavrova AT, Kocić G, Smelcerović A. Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4. in Archiv Der Pharmazie. 2019;353(1).
doi:10.1002/ardp.201900238 .
Tomović, Katarina, Ilić, Budimir S., Miljković, Marija, Dimov, Stefan, Yancheva, Denitsa, Kojić, Milan, Mavrova, Anelia T., Kocić, Gordana, Smelcerović, Andrija, "Benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine phthalimide derivative, one of the rare noncompetitive inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4" in Archiv Der Pharmazie, 353, no. 1 (2019),
https://doi.org/10.1002/ardp.201900238 . .
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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
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VL  - 13
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0201608
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@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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