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Human commensals producing a novel antibiotic impair pathogen colonization

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, July 2016
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Title
Human commensals producing a novel antibiotic impair pathogen colonization
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Nature, July 2016
DOI 10.1038/nature18634
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Alexander Zipperer, Martin C. Konnerth, Claudia Laux, Anne Berscheid, Daniela Janek, Christopher Weidenmaier, Marc Burian, Nadine A. Schilling, Christoph Slavetinsky, Matthias Marschal, Matthias Willmann, Hubert Kalbacher, Birgit Schittek, Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt, Stephanie Grond, Andreas Peschel, Bernhard Krismer, Zipperer, Alexander, Konnerth, Martin C, Laux, Claudia, Berscheid, Anne, Janek, Daniela, Weidenmaier, Christopher, Burian, Marc, Schilling, Nadine A, Slavetinsky, Christoph, Marschal, Matthias, Willmann, Matthias, Kalbacher, Hubert, Schittek, Birgit, Brötz-Oesterhelt, Heike, Grond, Stephanie, Peschel, Andreas, Krismer, Bernhard, Zipperer A, Konnerth MC, Laux C, Berscheid A, Janek D, Weidenmaier C, Burian M, Schilling NA, Slavetinsky C, Marschal M, Willmann M, Kalbacher H, Schittek B, Brötz-Oesterhelt H, Grond S, Peschel A, Krismer B

Abstract

The vast majority of systemic bacterial infections are caused by facultative, often antibiotic-resistant, pathogens colonizing human body surfaces. Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus predisposes to invasive infection, but the mechanisms that permit or interfere with pathogen colonization are largely unknown. Whereas soil microbes are known to compete by production of antibiotics, such processes have rarely been reported for human microbiota. We show that nasal Staphylococcus lugdunensis strains produce lugdunin, a novel thiazolidine-containing cyclic peptide antibiotic that prohibits colonization by S. aureus, and a rare example of a non-ribosomally synthesized bioactive compound from human-associated bacteria. Lugdunin is bactericidal against major pathogens, effective in animal models, and not prone to causing development of resistance in S. aureus. Notably, human nasal colonization by S. lugdunensis was associated with a significantly reduced S. aureus carriage rate, suggesting that lugdunin or lugdunin-producing commensal bacteria could be valuable for preventing staphylococcal infections. Moreover, human microbiota should be considered as a source for new antibiotics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Germany 6 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
France 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Other 15 3%
Unknown 433 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 123 26%
Researcher 104 22%
Student > Bachelor 70 15%
Student > Master 57 12%
Student > Postgraduate 25 5%
Other 103 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 189 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 71 15%
Chemistry 57 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 57 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 52 11%
Other 56 12%

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