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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526990/how-does-supplementary-feeding-affect-endoparasite-infection-in-wild-boar
#1
Ragne Oja, Kaisa Velström, Epp Moks, Pikka Jokelainen, Brian Lassen
Supplementary feeding is widely used in game management but may aid the transmission of parasites. Firstly, feeding sites attract animals and may be regarded as high-risk areas for parasite transmission. Secondly, high host population densities resulting from and supported by supplementary feeding, as well as accumulation of parasites in the environment, may increase parasite prevalence. Our aim was to investigate whether host density or the number of feeding sites drives endoparasite infection in an Estonian wild boar (Sus scrofa) population...
May 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526608/microrna-analysis-of-taenia-crassiceps-cysticerci-under-praziquantel-treatment-and-genome-wide-identification-of-taenia-solium-mirnas
#2
Matías Gastón Pérez, Natalia Macchiaroli, Gabriel Lichtenstein, Gabriela Conti, Sebastián Asurmendi, Diego Humberto Milone, Georgina Stegmayer, Laura Kamenetzky, Marcela Cucher, Mara Cecilia Rosenzvit
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that have emerged as important regulators of gene expression and perform critical functions in development and disease. In spite of the increased interest in miRNAs from helminth parasites, no information is available on miRNAs from Taenia solium, the causative agent of cysticercosis, a neglected disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Here we performed a comprehensive analysis of miRNAs from Taenia crassiceps, a laboratory model for T. solium studies, and identified miRNAs in the T...
May 16, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526606/identification-of-emsox2-a-member-of-the-sox-family-of-transcription-factors-as-a-potential-regulator-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-germinative-cells
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Zhe Cheng, Fan Liu, Mengya Dai, Jianjian Wu, Xiu Li, Xinrui Guo, Huimin Tian, Zhijie Heng, Ying Lu, Xiaoli Chai, Yanhai Wang
Larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis cause alveolar echinococcosis (AE), one of the most lethal helminthic infections in humans. The germinative cells, a population of stem cell-like cells, are considered to drive the continuous growth of the metacestodes within the host. The mechanisms and relative molecules controlling the behavior of germinative cells are poorly understood. Sox transcription factors play important roles in maintenance and regulation of stem/progenitor cells. We here describe the identification of a Sox family member in E...
May 16, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526605/microevolutionary-response-of-a-gut-nematode-to-intestinal-inflammation
#4
Cédric Lippens, Bruno Faivre, Gabriele Sorci
Parasitic helminths interfere with the immune responses of their hosts to establish long-lasting, chronic infections. While favorable to the parasite, the capacity to dampen the immune response can also provide a benefit to the host in terms of reduced risk of immune disorders and immunopathology. The immunomodulatory role of nematodes has been exploited in clinical trials to treat a number of inflammatory and immune diseases. However, how parasites adapt to an inflammatory environment remains a poorly explored question...
May 16, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524145/-orbital-case-of-ocular-dirofilariasis
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M B Gushсhina, E V Egorova, N S Yuzhakova, S A Mal'kov
AIM: to report a clinical case of orbital dirofilariasis with attention to peculiarities of disease presentation, diagnostic measures, and treatment results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A patient with a history of spontaneously subsiding recurrent oedema of the lower eyelid suspicious of parasitic cyst formation. The diagnosis was confirmed preoperatively by orbital ultrasound. Surgical intervention included orbitotomy with microsurgical excision of the parasitic cyst via a percutaneous approach through the lower eyelid skin crease...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523202/identification-of-a-novel-alternatively-spliced-form-of-inflammatory-regulator-swap-70-like-adapter-of-t-cells
#6
Marie Hashimoto, Jun-Ichi Nagao, Shojiro Ikezaki, Sonoko Tasaki, Ken-Ichi Arita-Morioka, Yuka Narita, Tamaki Cho, Kenji Yuasa, Amnon Altman, Yoshihiko Tanaka
Activation of naive CD4(+) T cells results in the development of several distinct subsets of effector Th cells, including Th2 cells that play a pivotal role in allergic inflammation and helminthic infections. SWAP-70-like adapter of T cells (SLAT), also known as Def6 or IBP, is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for small GTPases, which regulates CD4(+) T cell inflammatory responses by controlling Ca(2+)/NFAT signaling. In this study, we have identified a novel alternatively spliced isoform of SLAT, named SLAT2, which lacks the region encoded by exons 2-7 of the Def6 gene...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520995/new-molecular-diagnostic-tools-in-traveller-s-diarrhea
#7
Jordi Vila
Traveller's diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, protozoa, helminths and viruses. Globally, the most common causes of traveller's diarrhea are two pathotypes of Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic and enteroaggregative) and Shigella, although there are significant variations according to the geographic area visited. While traveller's diarrhea is usually a mild, self-limiting disease, half of the travellers with traveller's diarrhea have some limitation in their activities during the journey and up to 10% present persistent diarrhea or other complications, making microbiological diagnosis necessary...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518035/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-meningitis-and-myelitis-texas-usa
#8
Roukaya Al Hammoud, Stacy L Nayes, James R Murphy, Gloria P Heresi, Ian J Butler, Norma Pérez
Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis roundworms is endemic in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. A. cantonensis meningitis and myelitis occurred in summer 2013 in a child with no history of travel outside of Texas, USA. Angiostrongyliasis is an emerging neurotropic helminthic disease in Texas and warrants increased awareness among healthcare providers.
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515074/immune-checkpoints-on-innate-lymphoid-cells
#9
Laura Chiossone, Eric Vivier
In this issue of JEM, Taylor et al. (https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20161653) describe PD-1 as a critical negative regulator of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC-2s). PD-1 intrinsically controls proliferation and cytokine production of both mouse and human ILC-2s. PD-1 signaling inhibits STAT5 phosphorylation and the removal of this brake by knocking down PD-1 expression or by using anti-PD-1 blocking antibodies, translated in vivo into better clearance of helminth worm infection in mice.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514691/mast-cells-are-crucial-for-induction-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-clearance-of-helminth-infections
#10
Chikako Shimokawa, Takashi Kanaya, Masami Hachisuka, Kenji Ishiwata, Hajime Hisaeda, Yosuke Kurashima, Hiroshi Kiyono, Tomohiro Yoshimoto, Tsuneyasu Kaisho, Hiroshi Ohno
Mast cells are important for eradication of intestinal nematodes; however, their precise mechanisms of action have remained elusive, especially in the early phase of infection. We found that Spi-B-deficient mice had increased numbers of mast cells and rapidly expelled the Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Hp) nematode. This was accompanied by induction of interleukin-13 (IL-13)-producing group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) and goblet cell hyperplasia. Immediately after Hp infection, mast cells were rapidly activated to produce IL-33 in response to ATP released from apoptotic intestinal epithelial cells...
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514681/only-two-can-tango-mast-cells-displace-epithelial-cells-to-dance-with-ilc2s
#11
Tiffany Bouchery, Nicola L Harris
Mast cells have been implicated in protective immunity to helminth infection, but the precise mechanism remains unclear. In this issue of Immunity, Shimokawa et al., 2017 report that mast cells are a bridge linking dying epithelial cells with effector type 2 innate lymphoid cells.
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513076/a-computational-assessment-of-the-predicted-structures-of-human-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-1-orthologs-in-parasites-and-its-affinity-to-human-cd74-receptor
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REVIEW
Claudia Machicado, Luis A Marcos
The human macrophage migration inhibitory factor 1 (Hu-MIF-1) is a protein involved in the inflammatory and immunology response to parasite infection. In the present study, the existence of Hu-MIF-1 from parasites have been explored by mining WormBase. A total of 35 helminths were found to have Hu-MIF-1 homologs, including some parasites of importance for public health. Physicochemical, structural, and biological properties of Hu-MIF-1 were compared with its orthologs in parasites showing that most of these are secretory proteins, with positive net charge and presence of the Cys-Xaa-Xaa-Cys motif that is critical for its oxidoreductase activity...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511056/elimination-of-schistosoma-mansoni-in-infected-mice-by-slow-release-of-artemisone
#13
Daniel Gold, Mohammed Alian, Avraham Domb, Yara Karawani, Maysa Jbarien, Jacques Chollet, Richard K Haynes, Ho Ning Wong, Viola Buchholz, Andreas Greiner, Jacob Golenser
The current treatment of schistosomiasis is based on the anti-helminthic drug praziquantel (PZQ). PZQ affects only the adult stages of schistosomes. In addition, resistance to PZQ is emerging. We suggest a drug, which could serve as a potential alternative or complement to PZQ, and as a means of treating infections at earlier, pre-granuloma stage. Derivatives of the peroxidic antimalarial drug artemisinin have been indicated as alternatives, because both plasmodia and schistosomes are blood-feeding parasites...
May 4, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508554/intestinal-epithelial-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3-socs3-impacts-on-mucosal-homeostasis-in-a-model-of-chronic-inflammation
#14
Elisabeth J Shaw, Emily E Smith, Jayde Whittingham-Dowd, Matthew D Hodges, Kathryn J Else, Rachael J Rigby
INTRODUCTION: Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is a tumour suppressor, limiting intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) proliferation in acute inflammation, and tumour growth, but little is known regarding its role in mucosal homeostasis. Resistance to the intestinal helminth Trichuris muris relies on an "epithelial escalator" to expel the parasite. IEC turnover is restricted by parasite-induced indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO). METHODS: Mice with or without conditional knockout of SOCS3 were infected with T...
May 15, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508164/viability-of-strongyloides-venezuelensis-eggs-and-larvae-in-vermiculite-containing-the-fungus-duddingtonia-flagrans
#15
Laryssa Pinheiro Costa Silva, Carolina Magri Ferraz, Anderson Rocha Aguiar, Jackson Victor Araújo, Steveen Rios Ribeiro, Débora Goldner Rossi, Luanderson Queiroz Mendes, Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira, Narcisa Imaculada Brant Moreira, Fabio Ribeiro Braga
Strongyloidiasis is the most clinically important disease among the infections caused by geohelminths, seeing that this parasite can cause autoinfection. The use of nematophagous fungi like Duddingtonia flagrans, that have predation action on eggs and infecciososas forms of helminths, emerges as an alternative method for environmental control. For this reason, analyzing the viability of larvae and eggs of Strongyloides venezuelensis and the action of Duddingtonia flagrans AC001 in vermiculite, as well as the action of the nematophagous fungi in different growth stages, is important to elaborate and define the best culture conditions that favor the activity of the fungus...
May 15, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507618/correlation-between-soil-transmitted-helminth-infection-and-eosinophil-levels-among-primary-school-children-in-medan
#16
Dewi Masyithah Darlan, Zaimah Z Tala, Cellya Amanta, Syah Mirsya Warli, Nurfida K Arrasyid
BACKGROUND: Soil Transmitted Helminth infection is one of most prevalent health problems worldwide, especially in environments with poor sanitation. Based on World Health Organisation (WHO) data, more than 2 billion people, or 24% of the world's population, are infected with intestinal parasite. The highest prevalence is located in areas of poor sanitation and unsafe water supplies. In Indonesia, the prevalence of parasite infections is 15% of the entire population. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Soil Transmitted Helminth infection on levels of eosinophils among primary school children...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507613/correlation-between-soil-transmitted-helminths-infection-and-serum-iron-level-among-primary-school-children-in-medan
#17
Nurfida K Arrasyid, Monica Nadya Sinambela, Zaimah Z Tala, Dewi Masyithah Darlan, Syah Mirsya Warli
BACKGROUND: The latest estimates indicate that more than 2 billion people worldwide are infected by Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH). The burden of STH infection is mainly attributed to the chronic effect on health and quality of life of those infected. It is also contributed to micronutrient deficiencies such as iron-deficiency anaemia. The prevalence of worm infection in Public Primary School students in Medan was quite high (40.3%), and 33.3% was anaemic in the latest study. AIM: To determine the correlation between STH infection with serum iron (SI) level on primary school children, as well as to determine the prevalence of SI level and worm infection, and the type of worm that infects the most of them...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507417/molecular-detection-of-taenia-spp-in-dogs-feces-in-zanjan-province-northwest-of-iran
#18
Mohammad Hasan Kohansal, Abbasali Nourian, Ali Haniloo, Asghar Fazaeli
AIM: Echinococcus and Taenia spp. are important but neglected zoonotic helminths of dogs. Dogs as the most relevant definitive hosts harbor several species of Taenia and Echinococcus simultaneously in their gastrointestinal lumen which are morphologically indistinguishable. In this study, we used a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to identify Taeniid infections which seem to be highly distributed in the study region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 450 dog fecal samples were collected from eight different areas of Zanjan province, northwest of Iran, and examined using a flotation method followed by multiplex PCR for detection and identification of parasites' eggs...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507062/interleukin-4-promotes-the-development-of-ex-foxp3-th2-cells-during-immunity-to-intestinal-helminths
#19
Victoria S Pelly, Stephanie M Coomes, Yashaswini Kannan, Manolis Gialitakis, Lewis J Entwistle, Jimena Perez-Lloret, Stephanie Czieso, Isobel S Okoye, Dominik Rückerl, Judith E Allen, Frank Brombacher, Mark S Wilson
Immunity to intestinal helminth infections requires the rapid activation of T helper 2 cells (Th2 cells). However, simultaneous expansion of CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (T reg cells) impedes protective responses, resulting in chronic infections. The ratio between T reg and effector T cells can therefore determine the outcome of infection. The redifferentiation of T reg cells into Th cells has been identified in hyperinflammatory diseases. In this study, we asked whether ex-T reg Th2 cells develop and contribute to type-2 immunity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506779/this-gut-ain-t-big-enough-for-both-of-us-or-is-it-helminth-microbiota-interactions-in-veterinary-species
#20
REVIEW
Laura E Peachey, Timothy P Jenkins, Cinzia Cantacessi
Gastrointestinal helminth parasites share their habitat with a myriad of other organisms, that is, the commensal microbiota. Increasing evidence, particularly in humans and rodent models of helminth infection, points towards a multitude of interactions occurring between parasites and the gut microbiota, with a profound impact on both host immunity and metabolic potential. Despite this information, the exploration of the effects that parasite infections exert on populations of commensal gut microbes of veterinary species is a field of research in its infancy...
May 12, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
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