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Title: Real Time, Spatial, and Temporal Mapping of the Distribution of c-di-GMP during Biofilm Development
Authors: Nair, Harikrishnan A. S.
Periasamy, Saravanan
Yang, Liang
Kjelleberg, Staffan
Rice, Scott A.
Keywords: Bacteria
Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP)
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Nair, H. A. S., Periasamy, S., Yang, L., Kjelleberg, S., & Rice, S. A. (2017). Real Time, Spatial, and Temporal Mapping of the Distribution of c-di-GMP during Biofilm Development. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 292(2), 477-487.
Series/Report no.: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Abstract: Bis-(3′-5′)-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a dynamic intracellular signaling molecule that plays a central role in the biofilm life cycle. Current methodologies for the quantification of c-di-GMP are typically based on chemical extraction, representing end point measurements. Chemical methodologies also fail to take into consideration the physiological heterogeneity of the biofilm and thus represent an average c-di-GMP concentration across the entire biofilm. To address these problems, a ratiometric, image-based quantification method has been developed based on expression of the green fluorescence protein (GFP) under the control of the c-di-GMP-responsive cdrA promoter (Rybtke, M. T., Borlee, B. R., Murakami, K., Irie, Y., Hentzer, M., Nielsen, T. E., Givskov, M., Parsek, M. R., and Tolker-Nielsen, T. (2012) Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78, 5060–5069). The methodology uses the cyan fluorescent protein (CFP) as a biomass indicator and the GFP as a c-di-GMP reporter. Thus, the CFP/GFP ratio gives the effective c-di-GMP per biomass. A binary mask was applied to alleviate background fluorescence, and fluorescence was calibrated against known c-di-GMP concentrations. Using flow cells for biofilm formation, c-di-GMP showed a non-uniform distribution across the biofilm, with concentrated hot spots of c-di-GMP. Additionally, c-di-GMP was found to be localized at the outer boundary of mature colonies in contrast to a uniform distribution in early stage, small colonies. These data demonstrate the application of a method for the in situ, real time quantification of c-di-GMP and show that the amount of this biofilm-regulating second messenger was dynamic with time and colony size, reflecting the extent of biofilm heterogeneity in real time.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/87406
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/44416
ISSN: 0021-9258
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M116.746743
Rights: This research was originally published in Journal of Biological Chemistry. Nair, H. A. S., Periasamy, S., Yang, L., Kjelleberg, S., & Rice, S. A. Real Time, Spatial, and Temporal Mapping of the Distribution of c-di-GMP during Biofilm Development. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2017; 292(2): 477-487. © 2017 The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M116.746743]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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