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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096183/pneumococcal-neuraminidase-a-nana-promotes-biofilm-formation-and-synergizes-with-influenza-a-virus-in-nasal-colonization-and-middle-ear-infection
#1
John T Wren, Lance K Blevins, Bing Pang, Ankita Basu Roy, Melissa B Oliver, Jennifer L Reimche, Jessie E Wozniak, Martha A Alexander-Miller, W Edward Swords
Even in the vaccine era, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) remains a leading cause of otitis media, a significant public health burden, in large because of its high prevalence of nasal colonization in children. The primary pneumococcal neuraminidase NanA, which is a sialidase that catalyzes the cleavage of terminal sialic acids from host glycoconjugates, is involved in both of these processes. Coinfection with influenza A virus, which also expresses a neuraminidase, exacerbates nasal colonization and disease by S...
January 17, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069819/temporal-role-for-myd88-in-a-model-of-brucella-induced-arthritis-and-musculoskeletal-inflammation
#2
Carolyn A Lacey, William J Mitchell, Charles R Brown, Jerod A Skyberg
Brucella spp. are facultative intracellular Gram-negative bacteria that cause the zoonotic disease brucellosis, one of the most common global zoonoses. Osteomyelitis, arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation are common focal complications of brucellosis in humans; however, wild-type (WT) mice infected systemically with conventional doses of Brucella do not develop these complications. Here we report WT C57BL/6 mice infected via the footpad with 10(3)-10(6) CFUs of Brucella spp. display neutrophil and monocyte infiltration to the joint space and surrounding musculoskeletal tissue...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069818/ssek1-and-ssek3-t3ss-effectors-inhibit-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-and-necroptotic-cell-death-in-salmonella-infected-macrophages
#3
Regina A Günster, Sophie A Matthews, David W Holden, Teresa L M Thurston
Within host cells such as macrophages, Salmonella enterica translocates virulence (effector) proteins across its vacuolar membrane using the SPI-2 type III secretion system. Previously it has been shown that when expressed ectopically the effectors SseK1 and SseK3 inhibit TNFα-induced NF-κB activation. In this study we show that ectopically expressed SseK1, SseK2 and SseK3 suppressed TNFα-, but not TLR4-, or interleukin-induced NF-κB activation. Inhibition required a DXD motif, which in SseK1 and SseK3 is essential for protein Arginine-N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc)-ylation...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069817/quorum-sensing-regulators-are-required-for-metabolic-fitness-in-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#4
Sai Siddarth Kalburge, Megan R Carpenter, Sharon Rozovsky, E Fidelma Boyd
Quorum sensing (QS) is a process by which bacteria alter gene expression in response to cell density changes. In Vibrio species, at low cell density, the sigma 54-dependent response regulator LuxO, is active, and regulates the two QS master regulators AphA, which is induced and OpaR, which is repressed. At high cell density the opposite occurs, LuxO is inactive, therefore OpaR is induced and AphA is repressed. In V. parahaemolyticus, a significant enteric pathogen of humans, the role of these regulators in pathogenesis is less known...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069816/the-interaction-of-the-cd43-sialomucin-with-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cpn60-2-chaperonin-mediates-macrophage-tnf-%C3%AE-production
#5
Alvaro Torres-Huerta, Tomas Villaseñor, Angel Flores-Alcantar, Cristina Parada, Estefanía Alemán-Navarro, Clara Espitia, Gustavo Pedraza-Alva, Yvonne Rosenstein
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causal agent of tuberculosis. TNF-α, TGF-β and IFN-γ secreted by activated macrophages and lymphocytes are considered essential to contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The CD43 sialomucin has been reported to act as a receptor for bacilli through its interaction with the chaperonin Cpn60.2, facilitating mycobacteria-macrophage contact. We report here that Cpn60.2 induces both THP-1 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) to produce TNF-α and that this production is CD43 dependent...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069815/identification-and-characterization-of-mirna-differentially-expressed-in-macrophages-exposed-to-porphyromonas-gingivalis-infection
#6
Olivier Huck, Jacob Al-Hashemi, Laetitia Poidevin, Olivier Poch, Jean-Luc Davideau, Henri Tenenbaum, Salomon Amar
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs involved in the regulation of several processes associated with inflammatory diseases and infection. Bacterial infection modulates miRNA expression to subvert any innate immune response. In this study, we analyzed bacterial modulation of miRNAs in bone-marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs), in which activity was induced by infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) through a microarray analysis. Several miRNA expressions were modulated 3 hours post infection (at a MOI of 25)...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069814/muc2-mucin-and-butyrate-contribute-to-the-synthesis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-response-to-e-histolytica-and-dss-induced-colitis
#7
Eduardo R Cobo, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, France Moreau, Ravi Holani, Kris Chadee
Embedded in the colonic mucus are cathelicidins, small cationic peptides secreted by colonic epithelial cells. Humans and mice have one cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP), LL-37/hCAP-18 and Cramp respectively, with related structure and functions. Altered production of MUC2 mucin and antimicrobial peptides is characteristic of intestinal amebiasis. The interactions between MUC2 mucin and cathelicidins in conferring innate immunity against Entamoeba histolytica (Eh) are not well characterized...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052997/human-three-dimensional-endometrial-epithelial-cell-model-to-study-host-interactions-with-vaginal-bacteria-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
#8
Paweł Łaniewski, Adriana Gomez, Geoffrey Hire, Magdalene So, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz
Colonization of the endometrium by pathogenic bacteria, ascending from the lower female reproductive tract (FRT), is associated with many gynecologic and obstetric health complications. To study these host-microbe interactions in vitro, we developed a human three-dimensional (3-D) endometrial epithelial cell (EEC) model using the HEC-1A cell line and rotating wall vessel (RWV) bioreactor technology. Our model, composed of 3-D EEC aggregates, recapitulates several functional/structural characteristics of human endometrial epithelial tissue including cell differentiation, junctional complexes/desmosomes, microvilli, membrane-associated mucins and Toll-like receptors (TLRs)...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052996/a-novel-bioengineered-3d-human-intestinal-model-for-long-term-infection-of-cryptosporidium-parvum
#9
Maria A DeCicco RePass, Ying Chen, Yinan Lin, Wenda Zhou, David L Kaplan, Honorine D Ward
Cryptosporidium spp. are apicomplexan parasites of global importance that cause human diarrheal disease. In vitro culture models to study this parasite with physiological relevance to in vivo infection remain sub-optimal. Thus, the pathogenesis of cryptosporidiosis remains poorly characterized, and interventions for the disease are limited. In this study, we evaluated the potential of a novel bioengineered 3D human intestinal tissue model (which we developed previously) to support long term infection by C. parvum...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052995/rage-mediated-suppression-of-il-10-results-in-enhanced-mortality-in-a-murine-model-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-sepsis
#10
Michael J Noto, Kyle W Becker, Kelli L Boyd, Ann Marie Schmidt, Eric P Skaar
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a pattern recognition receptor capable of recognizing multiple pathogen-associated and danger-associated molecular patterns that contributes to the initiation and potentiation of inflammation in many disease processes. During infection, RAGE functions to either exacerbate disease severity or enhance pathogen clearance depending on the pathogen studied. Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic human pathogen capable of causing severe infections, including pneumonia and sepsis, in impaired hosts...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052994/local-delivery-of-the-tlr9-ligand-cpg-down-regulates-host-immune-and-inflammatory-responses-ameliorating-established-leishmania-viannia-panamensis-chronic-infection
#11
Allison K Ehrlich, Olga L Fernández, Daniel Rodriguez-Pinto, Tiago M Castilho, Maria J Corral Caridad, Karen Goldsmith-Pestana, Nancy Gore Saravia, Diane McMahon-Pratt
Infection by Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis, the predominant etiologic agent for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia, is characterized by a chronic mixed-inflammatory response. Current treatment options are plagued by toxicity, lengthy treatment regimens and growing evidence of drug resistance. Immunotherapy, modulating the immune system to mount a protective response, may provide an alternate therapeutic approach. We investigated the ability of the TLR9 ligand, CpG, to modulate established disease in the L...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052993/spermine-and-spermidine-alter-gene-expression-and-antigenic-profile-of-borrelia-burgdorferi
#12
Ying-Han Lin, Jesus A Romo, Trever C Smith, Ann N Reyes, S L Rajasekhar Karna, Christine L Miller, Tricia A Van Laar, Raghunandan Yendapally, James P Chambers, J Seshu
Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, responds to numerous host-derived signals to alter adaptive capabilities during its enzootic cycle in an arthropod vector and mammalian host. Molecular mechanisms that enable B. burgdorferi to detect, channel, and respond to these signals have become an intense area of study for developing strategies to limit transmission/infection. Bioinformatic analysis of the borrelial genome revealed the presence of polyamine transport components (PotA, B, C and D) while homologs for polyamine biosynthesis were conspicuously absent...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052992/cody-promotes-sporulation-and-enterotoxin-production-by-clostridium-perfringens-type-a-strain-sm101
#13
Jihong Li, John C Freedman, Daniel R Evans, Bruce A McClane
Clostridium perfringens type D strains cause enterotoxemia and enteritis in livestock via epsilon toxin production. In type D strain CN3718, CodY was previously shown to increase epsilon toxin production and repress sporulation. C. perfringens type A strains producing enterotoxin (CPE) cause human food poisoning and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Sporulation is critical for C. perfringens type A food poisoning since spores contribute to transmission and resistance in the harsh food environment and sporulation is essential for CPE production...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031267/assessment-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-pre-erythrocytic-antigen-uis3-as-a-potential-candidate-for-a-malaria-vaccine
#14
Rhea J Longley, Benedict R Halbroth, Ahmed M Salman, Katie J Ewer, Susanne H Hodgson, Chris J Janse, Shahid M Khan, Adrian V S Hill, Alexandra J Spencer
Efforts are currently underway to improve the efficacy of sub-unit malaria vaccines through assessment of new adjuvants, vaccination platforms and antigens. In this study, we further assess the antigen P. falciparum (Pf) upregulated in infective sporozoites 3 (PfUIS3) as a vaccine candidate. PfUIS3 was expressed in the viral vectors chimpanzee adenovirus 63 (ChAd63) and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) and used to immunize mice in a prime-boost regimen. We previously demonstrated that this regimen could provide partial protection against challenge with chimeric P...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031266/chronic-plasmodium-chabaudi-infection-generates-cd4-memory-t-cells-with-increased-tcr-sensitivity-but-poor-secondary-expansion-and-increased-apoptosis
#15
Michael M Opata, Robin Stephens
Exposure to blood-stage malaria infection in endemic areas is persistent, leading to generation of CD4 effector and effector memory T cells that contribute to protection. We showed previously that chronic exposure to blood-stage Plasmodium chabaudi maintains the best protection from parasitemia and pathology in re-infection, correlating with an increase in Th1 cells. While much is known about the features of resting or exhausted memory T cells, little is known about the functional capacities of chronically stimulated, but protective T cells...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031265/the-carbohydrate-lectin-receptor-dectin-1-mediates-immune-response-to-exserohilum-rostratum
#16
Jennifer L Reedy, Paige E Negoro, Marianela Feliu, Allison K Lord, Nida S Khan, Dan P Lukason, Nathan P Wiederhold, Jenny M Tam, Michael K Mansour, Thomas F Patterson, Jatin M Vyas
Dematiaceous molds are found ubiquitously in the environment and cause a wide spectrum of human disease including infections associated with high rates of mortality. Despite this, the mechanism of innate immune response has been less well studied, although it is key in the clearance of fungal pathogens. Here, we focus on Exserohilum rostratum, a dematiaceous mold that caused 751 infections during a multistate outbreak due to injection of contaminated methylprednisolone. We show that macrophages are incapable of phagocytosing Exserohilum Despite lack of phagocytosis, macrophage production of TNFα is triggered by hyphae, but not spores, and depends upon Dectin-1, a C-type lectin receptor...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031264/mycobacterium-bovis-requires-p27-lprg-to-arrest-phagosome-maturation-and-replicate-within-bovine-macrophages
#17
Cristina Lourdes Vázquez, María Verónica Bianco, Federico Carlos Blanco, Marina Forrellad, Maximiliano Gabriel Gutierrez, Fabiana Bigi
Mycobacterium bovis causes tuberculosis in a wide variety of mammals with strong tropism for cattle and eventually humans. P27, also called LprG, is among the proteins involved in the mechanisms of virulence and persistence of M. bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Here, we describe a novel function of P27 in the interaction of M. bovis with its natural host cell, the bovine macrophage. We found that a deletion in the p27-p55 operon impairs the replication of M. bovis in bovine macrophages. Importantly, we show for the first time that M...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031263/interaction-between-swp9-and-ptps-of-the-microsporidian-nosema-bombycis-and-swp9-as-a-scaffolding-protein-contributes-to-the-polar-tube-tethering-to-spore-wall
#18
Donglin Yang, Lixia Pan, Pai Peng, Xiaoqun Dang, Chunfeng Li, Tian Li, Mengxian Long, Jie Chen, Yujiao Wu, Huihui Du, Bo Luo, Yue Song, Rui Tian, Jie Luo, Zeyang Zhou, Guoqing Pan
All the members of microsporidia possess a unique, highly specialized invasion mechanism that involves the polar tube and spore wall. The interaction between spore wall proteins (SWPs) and polar tube proteins (PTPs) in the formation, arrangement, orderly orientation and function of the polar tube and spore wall remain to be determined. This study was undertaken to examine the protein interactions of the Nosema bombycis SWP7, SWP9 and PTPs. Co-immunoprecipitation, LC-MS/MS and yeast two hybrid data demonstrated that NbSWP9, but not NbSWP7, interacts with NbPTP1 and NbPTP2...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031262/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-groel-stimulates-production-of-ptx3-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-simultaneously-down-regulating-microrna-9
#19
Heesung Shin, Jisu Jeon, Jung-Hoon Lee, Shouguang Jin, Un-Hwan Ha
As one of the first lines of host defense, monocytes play important roles in clearing infected microbes. The defensive response is triggered by recognition of diverse microbial moieties, including released factors, which modulate host immune responses to establish a harsh environment for clinically important bacterial pathogens. In this study, we found that expression of PTX3, a soluble form of pattern recognition receptor, was induced by infection with live Pseudomonas aeruginosa or treatment of cells with its supernatant...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031261/copper-is-a-host-effector-mobilized-to-urine-during-urinary-tract-infection-to-impair-bacterial-colonization
#20
Amanda N Hyre, Kylie Kavanagh, Nancy D Kock, George L Donati, Sargurunathan Subashchandrabose
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a major global infectious disease affecting millions of people annually. Human urinary copper (Cu) content is elevated during UTI caused by uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC). UPEC upregulate the expression of Cu efflux genes during clinical UTI in patients as an adaptive response to host-derived Cu. Whether Cu is mobilized to urine as a host response to UTI and its role in protection against UTI remain unresolved. To address these questions, we tested the hypothesis that Cu is a host effector mobilized to urine during UTI to limit bacterial growth...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
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