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Streptococcus pneumoniae: A gram-positive organism found in the upper respiratory tract, inflammatory exudates, and various body fluids of normal and/or diseased humans and, rarely, domestic animals.

Using Bioluminescent Imaging to Investigate Synergism Between Streptococcus pneumoniae and Influenza A Virus in Infant Mice

1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, 2Laboratory of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 3The Centre for Dynamic Imaging, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research

JoVE 2357

 Immunology and Infection

Bacterial Transformation- Concept

JoVE 10573

Background

In early 20th century, pneumonia was accountable for a large portion of infectious disease deaths1. In order to develop an effective vaccine against pneumonia, Frederick Griffith set out to study two different strains of the Streptococcus pneumoniae: a non-virulent strain with a rough appearance (R-strain) and a virulent strain with a smooth appearance…

 Lab Bio

Bacterial Transformation

JoVE 10982

In 1928, bacteriologist Frederick Griffith worked on a vaccine for pneumonia, which is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Griffith studied two pneumonia strains in mice: one pathogenic and one non-pathogenic. Only the pathogenic strain killed host mice.

Griffith made an unexpected discovery when he killed the pathogenic strain and mixed its remains with the live, non-pathogenic strain. Not only did the mixture kill host mice, but it also contained living pathogenic bacteria that produced pathogenic offspring. Griffith concluded that the non-pathogenic strain received something from the dead pathogenic strain that transformed it into the pathogenic strain; he called this the transforming principle. At the time of Griffith’s studies, there was heated debate surrounding the identity of the genetic material. Much early evidence implicated proteins as the hereditary molecules. Griffith’s experiments on bacterial transformation provided some of the earliest data demonstrating that DNA is the genetic material. Bacteria incorporate external DNA through transformation. Transformation occurs naturally but is also induced in laboratories—often to clone DNA. To clone a specific gene, scientists can insert the gene into a plasmid, a circular DNA molecule that can independently replicate. The plasmid often contains an antibio

 Core: DNA Structure and Function

Covalent Immobilization of Proteins for the Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy

1Center for Applied Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Munich University of Applied Sciences, 2FG Protein Biochemistry & Cellular Microbiology, Munich University of Applied Sciences, 3Center for Nano Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 4Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Orthopädie und Plastische Chirurgie, University Medical Center Göttingen

JoVE 58167

 Biochemistry

Investigating the Effects of Probiotics on Pneumococcal Colonization Using an In Vitro Adherence Assay

1Pneumococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2Allergy & Immune Disorders, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 3Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, 4Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, The University of Melbourne

JoVE 51069

 Immunology and Infection

Antimicrobial Peptides Produced by Selective Pressure Incorporation of Non-canonical Amino Acids

1Department of Biocatalysis, Institute of Chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin, 2Department of Bioenergetics, Institute of Chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin, 3Molecular Genetics Group, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Groningen

JoVE 57551

 Bioengineering

Imaging Cell Interaction in Tracheal Mucosa During Influenza Virus Infection Using Two-photon Intravital Microscopy

1Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), 2Graduate School of Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, 3Institute of Computational Science, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

JoVE 58355

 Immunology and Infection

Live Cell Analysis of Shear Stress on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using an Automated Higher-Throughput Microfluidic System

1Department of Chemistry, Doane University, 2Department of Biology, Doane University, 3Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 4Department of Physics and Engineering, Doane University

JoVE 58926

 Bioengineering

Mechanistic Insight into the Development of TNBS-Mediated Intestinal Fibrosis and Evaluating the Inhibitory Effects of Rapamycin

1Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Albany Medical College, 2The IBD Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Albany Medical College, 3Department of Geriatrics, School of Medicine and Health Science, University of North Dakota, 4Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College

JoVE 60067

 Immunology and Infection

Competitive Genomic Screens of Barcoded Yeast Libraries

1Banting and Best Department of Medical Research and Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, 2Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 3Donnelly Sequencing Centre, University of Toronto, 4Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, 5Stanford Genome Technology Center, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, 6Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto

JoVE 2864

 Biology

Inducing Meningococcal Meningitis Serogroup C in Mice via Intracisternal Delivery

1Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, 2Department of Science and Technology, Sannio University, 3CEINGE – Advanced Biotechnology

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JoVE 60047

 JoVE In-Press

Methodology for the Study of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Staphylococcus aureus

1Division of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 2Department of Basic Biomedical Science, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 3Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba, 4Laboratory of Nosocomial Infections, Department of Bacteriology, Centro Nacional de MicrobiologÍa, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 5Division of Microbiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad Complutense, 6Biology of Gram-Positive Pathogens, Department of Microbiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 7ERL3526, CNRS, Paris, France

JoVE 55087

 Immunology and Infection

Intracranial Subarachnoidal Route of Infection for Investigating Roles of Streptococcus suis Biofilms in Meningitis in a Mouse Infection Model

1College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2Key Lab of Animal Bacteriology, Ministry of Agriculture, 3OIE Reference Lab for Swine Streptococcosis, 4School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, 5Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses

JoVE 57658

 Immunology and Infection

Monitoring Changes in Membrane Polarity, Membrane Integrity, and Intracellular Ion Concentrations in Streptococcus pneumoniae Using Fluorescent Dyes

1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 3New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

JoVE 51008

 Immunology and Infection

Experimental Human Pneumococcal Carriage

1Respiratory Infection Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen, University Hospital Trust, 3Comprehensive Local Research Network, 4NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Microbial Diseases, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, 5Institute of Lung Health, Respiratory Biomedical Unit, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust & University of Leicester, 6Department of Clinical Infection Microbiology & Immunology, Institute of Infection & Global Health, University of Liverpool

JoVE 50115

 Medicine
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