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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634130/the-inhibitory-impacts-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-derived-extracellular-vesicles-on-the-growth-of-hepatic-cancer-cells
#1
Elham Behzadi, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
Bacterial extracellular vesicles (EVs) have come forth into notice as possible important agent to mediate host-pathogen interactions. In this scientific research, the authors have tried to find out the effect of EVs derived from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LDEVs) on the apoptosis induction in HepG2 cell line. The EVs were purified from the conditioned medium of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG using ultrafiltration and confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The HepG2 cells were treated with different concentrations of purified LDEVs and the cytotoxicity and their effects on the expression of bcl-2 and bax genes were assessed by the MTT assay and semi-quantitative RT-PCR, respectively...
June 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629728/antibiotic-resistance-determinants-and-clonal-relationships-among-multidrug-resistant-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#2
Santosh Kumar Singh, Mitali Mishra, Minu Sahoo, Shashank Patole, SuneetaSahu, SudhiRanjanMishra, Harapriya Mohapatra
In the present study, we performed PCR based screening to determine the presence of antibiotic resistance genes and sequencing to find mutation in QRDR region among fourteen isolates of K. pneumoniae. Association analysis was conducted to detect the co-resistance among the isolates. Multi-locus sequence analysis was carried out to determine the clonal relationship among them. All the K. pneumoniae isolates showed resistance to multiple antibiotics and exhibited cross-resistance to antibiotics. Although few isolates co-harbored variants of β-lactamase genes, others carried qnrBon plasmid and mutations in Quinolone-Resistant Determining Region (QRDR)...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629727/antigenicity-of-phage-clones-and-their-synthetic-peptides-for-the-serodiagnosis-of-canine-and-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
#3
Lourena E Costa, Beatriz C S Salles, Thaís T O Santos, Fernanda F Ramos, Mariana P Lima, Mayara I S Lima, Áquila S B Portela, Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Mariana C Duarte, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Ricardo A Machado-de-Ávila, Julia A G Silveira, Danielle F Magalhães-Soares, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Eduardo A F Coelho
In the Americas, Brazil is responsible by 90% of the cases registered of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), and Leishmania infantum is the most common parasite species responsible by disease in Brazilian dogs and humans. A precise diagnosis may allow to a faster and more effective treatment against the disease, which increases the possibility of cure, as well as to induce less toxic effects, due to a lower time exposition for the chemotherapeutics. In a previous study, two L. infantum mimotopes, B10 and C01 clones, were recognized by antibodies in VL dogs sera by a phage display technology, and were well-successfully evaluated as vaccine candidates against visceral and tegumentary leishmaniasis...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629726/th2-related-immune-responses-by-the-brucella-abortus-cellular-antigens-malate-dehydrogenase-elongation-factor-and-arginase
#4
Young Bin Im, Soojin Shim, Woo Bin Park, Suk Kim, Han Sang Yoo
Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease caused by Brucella species. The disease is difficult to control due to the intracellular survival of the bacterium and the lack of precise understanding of pathogenesis. Despite of continuous researches on the pathogenesis of Brucella spp. infection, there is still question on the pathogenesis, especially earlier immune response in the bacterial infection. Malate dehydrogenase (MDH), elongation factor (Tsf), and arginase (RocF), which showed serological reactivity, were purified after gene cloning, and their immune modulating activities were then analyzed in a murine model...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629725/relationship-between-histopathological-status-of-the-helicobacter-pylori-infected-patients-and-proteases-of-h-pylori-in-isolates-carrying-diverse-virulence-genotypes
#5
Somayyeh Gharibi, Tahereh Falsafi, Masoud Alebouyeh, Nastaran Farzi, Farzam Vaziri, Mohamad Reza Zali
Helicobacter pylori is the main cause of several gastroduodenal diseases in Humans. Among various virulence factors of H. pylori, proteases may also be involved in its pathogenicity. In this study, relationship between proteolytic activity of H. pylori strains and histopathological changes of the stomach was investigated in the patients infected with strains carrying diverse virulence factors. H. pylori strains were isolated from the biopsies of 116 patients who referred to hospital for their gastroduodenal disorders, in Tehran, Iran...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629724/in-vitro-antiviral-effects-of-peganum-harmala-seed-extract-and-its-total-alkaloids-against-influenza-virus
#6
Mohammad-Taghi Moradi, Ali Karimi, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Fatemeh Fotouhi
This research was aimed to evaluate the in vitro antiviral effect and the mechanism of the effect of Peganum. harmala seeds extract against influenza A virus infection using Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. In this research, ethyl alcohol extract of P. harmala seeds and its total alkaloids was prepared. The potential antiviral activity of the extract and its total alkaloids against influenza A/Puerto Rico/8/34 (H1N1; PR8) virus was assessed. The mode of action of the extract to inhibit influenza replication was investigated using virucidal activity, hemagglutination inhibition assay, time of addition assays, RNA replication, western blot analysis and RNA polymerase blocking assay...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629723/microbial-antioxidant-defense-enzymes
#7
REVIEW
Cindy Staerck, Amandine Gastebois, Patrick Vandeputte, Alphonse Calenda, Gérald Larcher, Louiza Gillmann, Nicolas Papon, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, Maxime J J Fleury
Free radicals are often described as chemical compounds characterized by unpaired electrons in their outer orbital rendering them highly reactive species. In mammalians, studies on free radicals were focused on reactive oxygen species (ROS) or reactive nitrogen species (RNS) due to their relative importance in physiological as well as in pathological processes. These cellular compounds are produced by different physiological systems such as the aerobic metabolism and play a major role in cell signaling pathways but also in the host immune defenses against pathogenic microorganisms...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629722/the-manganese-efflux-system-mnte-contributes-to-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2
#8
Jiali Xu, Chengkun Zheng, Manman Cao, Ting Zeng, Xigong Zhao, Guolin Shi, Huanchun Chen, Weicheng Bei
Manganese is an essential micronutrient to bacteria and plays an important role in bacterial physiology. However, an excess of manganese is extremely deleterious to the cell. The manganese efflux system is used to control intracellular manganese levels by some bacteria. In this study, we have identified a cation efflux family protein (MntE) that functions as a manganese export system in Streptococcus suis serotype 2. To investigate the role of mntE in S. suis 2, a mntE deletion mutant (ΔmntE) and the corresponding complementation strain (CΔmntE) were constructed...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629721/a-16-year-retrospective-surveillance-report-on-the-pathogenic-features-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-fahju-in-guangzhou-representative-of-southern-china
#9
Jinhong Xie, Ling Yang, Brian M Peters, Lequn Chen, Dingqiang Chen, Bing Li, Lin Li, Guangchao Yu, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirtliff
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections. A 16-year retrospective report from 2000 to 2015 was conducted to assess the antimicrobial resistance of P. aeruginosa in Southern China. A total of 1387 P. aeruginosa were collected from inpatients and outpatients. Susceptibility testing results were interpreted according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, 2015). Piperacillin, piperacillin-tazobactam, ceftazidime, aminoglycosides and carbapenems remained to be active against P...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625824/polymorphism-study-of-cryptosporidium-hominis-gp60-subtypes-circulating-in-northern-tunisia
#10
Rym Essid, Hanen Chelbi, Siala Emna, Ines Bensghair, Jean Menotti, Aïda Bouratbine
Cryptosporidium spp. are a major cause of gastrointestinal diseases in humans worldwide. While a single subtype of Cryptosporidium hominis has been shown to be responsible for several large outbreaks related to water contamination in developed countries, little is known about the epidemiology of C. hominis in developing countries. This study reports the first genetic characterization of C. hominis at the subtype level in several human populations in an urban region of Tunisia using the gp60 gene. Among 511 stool samples that were collected from different human populations, Cryptosporidium 18S rRNA gene PCR was positive for 39 samples (7...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625823/the-leukocyte-associated-immunoglobulin-ig-like-receptor-1-modulating-cell-apoptosis-and-inflammatory-cytokines-secretion-in-thp-1%C3%A2-cells-after-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#11
Ying Zhang, Hui Sun, Jiaojiao Li, Qianyu Rong, Xiaofei Ji, Boqing Li
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacteria usually found in the stomach, which may evade its host's immune system and present long-term symptoms in affected individuals. This study aimed to evaluate the functional role of leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin (Ig)-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) in the strategies and underlying molecular mechanisms by which H. pylori escapes the host's immune responses. METHODS: LAIR-1 knockdown THP-1 cells were used to detect cell apoptosis, cell proliferation, interleukin-8 (IL-8), IL-10, and activation of intracellular signaling induced by H...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624518/role-of-gut-microbiota-against-calcium-oxalate
#12
REVIEW
Humaira Sadaf, Syed Irfan Raza, Syed Waqas Hassan
Nephrolithiasis is a condition marked by the presence or formation of stones in kidneys. Several factors contribute to kidney stones development such as environmental conditions, type of dietary intake, gender and gastrointestinal flora. Most of the kidney stones are composed of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate, which enter in to the body through diet. Both sources of oxalates become dangerous when normal flora of gastrointestinal tract is disturbed. Oxalobacter and Lactobacillus species exist symbiotically in the human gut and prevent stone formation by altering some biochemical pathways through production of specific enzymes which help in the degradation of oxalate salts...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606647/multiplex-quantification-of-escherichia-coli-salmonella-typhi-and-vibrio-cholera-with-three-dna-targets-in-single-reaction-assay
#13
Pradeepkiran Jangampalli Adi, Jagadish R Naidu, Bhaskar Matcha
Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella typhi and Vibrio cholera harmful pathogens, which causes various diseases in humans. Rapid diagnosis of bacterial infection is important for patient management and appropriate therapy during the early phase of the bacteria-induced disease. Among the existing techniques for identifying pathogens were less sensitive and time-consuming processes. In the present study total, 48 clinical 31 blood and 17 urine samples of patients suspected with the infections were collected from SVRR Hospital and used to detect the pathogens...
June 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602841/a-unique-role-of-flagellar-function-in-aliivibrio-salmonicida-pathogenicity-not-related-to-bacterial-motility-in-aquatic-environments
#14
Simen Foyn Nørstebø, Erik Paulshus, Ane Mohn Bjelland, Henning Sørum
Aliivibrio salmonicida is the causative agent of cold-water vibriosis, a septicemia of farmed salmonid fish. The mechanisms of disease are not well described, and few virulence factors have been identified. However, a requirement for motility in the pathogenesis has been reported. Al. salmonicida is motile by the means of lophotrichous polar flagella, consisting of multiple flagellin subunits that are expressed simultaneously. Here we show that flagellin subunit FlaA, but not FlaD, is of major importance for motility in Al...
June 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602840/rational-selection-of-broadly-cross-reactive-family-2-pspa-molecules-for-inclusion-in-chimeric-pneumococcal-vaccines
#15
T R Converso, C Goulart, D Rodriguez, M Darrieux, L C C Leite
Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is a widely studied pneumococcal protein, exposed at the surface of all strains. It is an important virulence factor, preventing complement deposition as well as inhibiting the lytic effects of lactoferrin over pneumococci. Several studies have investigated the use of PspA as a candidate in alternative pneumococcal vaccines, with great success. However, PspA presents sequence variability - there are six clades, grouped in three families - and PspAs within the same clade exhibit different levels of cross-reactivity...
June 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602839/epidemiology-of-brucellosis-in-iran-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-study
#16
REVIEW
Reza Mirnejad, Faramarz Masjedian Jazi, Shayan Mostafaei, Mansour Sedighi
Brucellosis is still one of the most challenging issues for health and the economy in many developing countries such as Iran. Considering the high prevalence of brucellosis, the aim of the current study was to systematically review published data about the annual incidence rate of this infection from different parts of Iran and provide an overall relative frequency (RF) for Iran using meta-analysis. We searched several databases including PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, google scholar, IranMedex and Iranian Scientific Information Database (SID) by using the following keywords: "Brucella", "Brucellosis", "Malta fever", "Mediterranean fever", "undulant fever", "zoonosis" and "Iran" in Title/Abstract/Keywords fields...
June 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602838/the-hsp90-inhibitor-17-dmag-decreases-infection-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-in-mice
#17
Jie Liu, Jinwei You, Xuliang Zhang, Chang Ma, Min Dong, Li Chen, Ping Jiang, Shifeng Yun
Although several factors affecting porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection have been reported, their precise roles are far from clear. The aim of this study was to determine whether 17-dimethylaminoethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG), an inhibitor of Hsp90, could significantly affect PCV2 infection and immune responses in BALB/c mice. Intraperitoneal injection of 17-DMAG significantly reduced viral loads in the blood and tissues of mice infected with PCV2, compared with control groups. The 17-DMAG treatment decreased serum interleukin (IL)-10 and tumor necrosis factor(TNF)-α levels, but it did not have a significant effect on the IL-1β level...
June 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602837/a-review-on-epidemiology-global-prevalence-and-economical-losses-of-fasciolosis-in-ruminants
#18
REVIEW
Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang, Ahmad Jawad Sabir, Rao Zahid Abbas, Muhammad Ijaz, Aneela Zameer Durrani, Muhammad Hassan Saleem, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Yajing Wang, Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Tariq Abbas, Riaz Hussain, Muhammad Taslim Ghori, Sadaqat Ali, Aman Ullah Khan, Jiakui Li
Fasciolosis is an important plant borne trematode zoonosis in ruminants caused by the Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigentica, It is classified as a neglected tropical disease and found in more than 50 countries especially where sheep and cattle are reared. Fasciolosis is a serious animal health problems in many rural and urban areas of world, causing significant financial losses due to decrease in production and viscera condemnation in animals. Accurate diagnosis of fasciolosis is always remained a challenging task for the field practitioners...
June 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596124/detection-of-aichi-virus-genotype-b-in-two-lines-of-wastewater-treatment-processes
#19
Chourouk Ibrahim, Salah Hammami, Selma Mejri, Ines Mehri, Pierre Pothier, Abdennaceur Hassen
Enteric viruses are released in important quantities into the environment where they can persist for a very long time. At very low doses, they can cause human gastroenteritis, and are responsible for a substantial number of waterborne diseases. The aims of this study were multiple: firstly, to study the circulation of Aichi viruses (AiV) in wastewater sampled at the scale of a pilot wastewater treatment plant; secondly, to evaluate the performance of two wastewater treatment procedures, as natural oxidizing lagoons and rotating Biodisks, concerning the AiV removal; and finally, to determine the different type of AiV genotype found during this study...
June 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587762/two-novel-roles-of-buffalo-milk-lactoperoxidase-antibiofilm-agent-and-immunomodulator-against-multidrug-resistant-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi-and-listeria-monocytogenes
#20
Likaa Mahdi, Hadeel Musafer, Luma Zwain, Istabreq Salman, Ikbal Al-Joofy, Khetam Rasool, Amal Mussa, Sana'a Al-Kakei, Rasha Al-Oqaili, Shaymaa Al-Alak, Amal Chaloob, Afrah Abdulkareem, Bydaa Hussein, Nada Mahdi, Nehad Taher
The increasing occurrence of multidrug resistant bacteria causing bacteremia infection, constitutes a major health problem, difficult-to-treat bacteremia due to its ability to form biofilm. Buffalo milk lactoperoxidase (BMLpo) is effective and safe to use as bacteriostatic agent. The MIC of BMLpo and amikacin were used to evaluate the antibiofilm activity against resistant L. monocytogenes and S. typhi. Prophylactic effects of BMLpo against L. monocytogenes and S. typhi bacteremia in vivo have been tested and ELISA test used to evaluate serum cytokines...
June 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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