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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817830/microrna-200a-inhibits-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-induced-proximal-tubular-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin
#1
Yi Gong, Zhexue Qin, Baoshang Zhou, Hua Chen, Zhengmin Shi, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial event in the development of renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF). A growing body of evidence indicates that β-catenin plays an important role in various types of fibrosis. Although members of the microRNA (miRNA)-200 family have been suggested to suppress EMT in cancer and fibrosis, the function of miRNA-200a in regulating the progression of RIF is unknown. We speculate that miRNA-200a may hinder this progression through the suppression of β-catenin...
August 18, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747960/frequency-and-type-of-disputed-rpob-mutations-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-south-korea
#2
Kyung-Wook Jo, Soyeon Lee, Mi Ran Kang, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim, Tae Sun Shim
BACKGROUND: A disputed rpoB mutation is a specific type of rpoB mutation that can cause low-level resistances to rifampin (RIF). Here, we aimed to assess the frequency and types of disputed rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from South Korea. METHODS: Between August 2009 and December 2015, 130 patients exhibited RIF resistance on the MTBDRplus assay at Asan Medical Center. Among these cases, we identified the strains with disputed rpoB mutation by rpoB sequencing analysis, as well as among the M...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730858/management-of-children-with-persistent-group-a-streptococcal-carriage
#3
Maria E Zacharioudaki, Emmanouil Galanakis
Chronic GAS carrier state is best defined as the prolonged presence of group A β-haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) in the pharynx without evidence of infection or inflammation. Chronic GAS carriers have a low risk of immune mediated complications. Persistent pharyngeal carriage often raises management issues. In this study, we review the evidence on the management of persistent GAS carriage in children and propose a management algorithm. Areas covered: Chronic GAS pharyngeal carriage is quite common affecting 10-20% of school-aged children...
July 31, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686705/sputum-quality-and-diagnostic-performance-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-among-smear-negative-adults-with-presumed-tuberculosis-in-uganda
#4
Amanda J Meyer, Collins Atuheire, William Worodria, Samuel Kizito, Achilles Katamba, Ingvar Sanyu, Alfred Andama, Irene Ayakaka, Adithya Cattamanchi, Freddie Bwanga, Laurence Huang, J Lucian Davis
BACKGROUND: Introduction of GeneXpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) assay has constituted a major breakthrough for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics. Several patient factors may influence diagnostic performance of Xpert including sputum quality. OBJECTIVE: We carried out a prospective, observational, cross-sectional study to determine the effect of sputum quality on diagnostic performance of Xpert among presumed TB patients in Uganda. METHODS: We collected clinical and demographic information and two sputum samples from participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685622/induction-of-human-cytochrome-p450-3a4-by-the-irreversible-myeloperoxidase-inactivator-pf-06282999-is-mediated-by-the-pregnane-x-receptor
#5
Jamie E Moscovitz, Zhiwu Lin, Nathaniel Johnson, Meihua Tu, Theunis Goosen, Yan Weng, Amit S Kalgutkar
1. 2-(6-(5-Chloro-2-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxo-2-thioxo-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-1(2H)-yl) acetamide (PF-06282999) is a member of the thiouracil class of irreversible inactivators of human myeloperoxidase enzyme and a candidate for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. PF-06282999 is an inducer of CYP3A4 mRNA and midazolam-1'-hydroxylase activity in human hepatocytes, which is consistent with PF-06282999-dose dependent decreases in mean maximal plasma concentrations (Cmax) and area under the plasma concentration time curve (AUC) of midazolam in humans following 14-day treatment with PF-06282999...
July 7, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646693/antibacterial-effect-of-genetically-engineered-bacteriophage-%C3%AF-ef11-%C3%AF-fl1c-%C3%AE-36-p-nisa-on-dentin-infected-with-antibiotic-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis
#6
Justine Monnerat Tinoco, Nadia Liss, Hongming Zhang, Roni Nissan, Wanda Gordon, Eduardo Tinoco, Luciana Sassone, Roy Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Enterococcus faecalis is a gram-positive facultative anaerobic bacterium, which is present in 30-89% of teeth with postendodontic treatment failures. E. faecalis is capable of penetrating dentinal tubules and surviving as a monoculture after conventional endodontic therapy, indicating that it is resistant to commonly used endodontic disinfection protocols. Different E. faecalis strains have shown resistance to several antibiotics, and have been associated with both dental pathology and systemic infections...
June 12, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630857/effectiveness-of-a-commercial-lactic-acid-bacteria-intervention-applied-to-inhibit-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-on-refrigerated-vacuum-aged-beef
#7
Katie R Kirsch, Tamra N Tolen, Jessica C Hudson, Alejandro Castillo, Davey Griffin, T Matthew Taylor
Because of their antagonistic activity towards pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, some members of the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been evaluated for use as food biopreservatives. The objectives of this study were to assess the antimicrobial utility of a commercial LAB intervention against O157 and non-O157 Shiga-toxigenic E. coli (STEC) on intact beef strip loins during refrigerated vacuum aging and determine intervention efficacy as a function of mode of intervention application. Prerigor strip loins were inoculated with a cocktail (8...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602478/short-term-copper-intrauterine-device-placement-improves-the-implantation-and-pregnancy-rates-in-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#8
Xiaoyan Mao, Jie Zhang, Qiuju Chen, Yanping Kuang, Shaozhen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study if hysteroscopy and short-term copper intrauterine device placement (Cu-IUD) improves the pregnancy rates of women with repeated implantation failure (RIF) undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Medical university hospital. PATIENT(S): Infertile women with at least two implantation failures with the use of at least one good-quality embryo. INTERVENTION(S): All patients received operative hysteroscopy in the follicular cycle, and if endometrial polyps, polypoid endometrium, or intrauterine adhesions were found they were removed...
July 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591399/detection-of-tuberculosis-drug-resistance-a-comparison-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mlpa-assay-versus-genotype%C3%A2-mtbdrplus
#9
Paula Fernanda Gonçalves Dos Santos, Elis Regina Dalla Costa, Daniela M Ramalho, Maria Lucia Rossetti, Regina Bones Barcellos, Luciana de Souza Nunes, Leonardo Souza Esteves, Rodrigo Rodenbusch, Richard M Anthony, Indra Bergval, Sarah Sengstake, Miguel Viveiros, Afrânio Kritski, Martha M Oliveira
BACKGROUND: To cope with the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), new molecular methods that can routinely be used to screen for a wide range of drug resistance related genetic markers in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of multiplex ligaton-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) against Genotype® MTBDRplus to detect resistance to isoniazid (INHr) and rifampicin (RIFr). METHOD: 96 culture isolates characterised for identification, drug susceptibility testing (DST) and sequencing of rpoB, katG, and inhA genes were evaluated by the MLPA and Genotype®MTBDRplus assays...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533241/arr-cb-is-a-rifampin-resistance-determinant-found-active-or-cryptic-in-clostridium-bolteae-strains
#10
Jean-Christophe Marvaud, Thierry Lambert
Clostridiumbolteae, which belongs to the Clostridium clostridioforme complex, is a member of the human gut microbiota. Recent analysis of seven genomes of Cbolteae revealed the presence of an arr-like gene. Among these strains, only 90A7 was found to be resistant to rifampin in the absence of alteration of RpoB. Cloning of arr-cb from 90A7 in Escherichia coli combined with directed mutagenesis demonstrated that Arr-cb was functional but that a Q127→R variant present in 90A9 and 90B3 was inactive. Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR analysis indicated that arr-cb was silent in the four remaining strains because of defective transcription...
August 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511780/anti-mycobacterium-avium-complex-activity-of-clarithromycin-rifampin-rifabutin-and-ethambutol-in-combination-with-adenosine-5-triphosphate
#11
Yutaka Tatano, Seiko Yamabe, Chiaki Sano, Haruaki Tomioka
We previously reported that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) inhibited the growth of various bacteria, including mycobacteria, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas, without damaging bacterial surface structures. Notably, ATP's antibacterial activity was found to be attributable to its iron-chelating ability. ATP exhibited combined effects with some antimicrobials against Mycobacterium intracellulare and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, suggesting its usefulness as an adjunctive drug in the chemotherapy against certain intractable infections...
May 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508475/functional-properties-of-peripheral-cd8-%C3%A2-t-cells-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#12
Biao Yin, Yong Zeng, Tonghua Wu, Shuyi Yu, Jian Xu, Su Liu, Lianghui Diao, Zhenfu Zhao, Desheng Liang, Yuye Li
CD8(+) T cells are the main candidates to recognize and respond to fetal HLA-C at the fetal-maternal interface, but data on the amount of peripheral CD8(+) T cells and their functions during the window of implantation in recurrent implantation failure (RIF) patients are limited. Peripheral blood was obtained from 56 women with RIF and 16 fertile women in the mid-luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and the CD8(+) T cells were determined by FACS analysis. No statistical differences in the proportion of peripheral CD8(+) T cells were observed among the women with RIF and the control group...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501491/diagnostic-usefulness-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-detection-of-tuberculous-meningitis-using-cerebrospinal-fluid
#13
Syed Beenish Rufai, Amit Singh, Jitendra Singh, Parveen Kumar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Sarman Singh
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to association of diseases with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis continues to be a clinical challenge as microbiological confirmation is rare and time consuming resulting in delayed treatment. Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a rapid and simple test, which has been endorsed by World Health Organization as an initial diagnostic test for the diagnosis of TBM. However, evidence still lacks for its performance on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of TBM especially from India...
August 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499418/early-morning-urine-collection-to-improve-urinary-lateral-flow-lam-assay-sensitivity-in-hospitalised-patients-with-hiv-tb-co-infection
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Phindile Gina, Philippa J Randall, Tapuwa E Muchinga, Anil Pooran, Richard Meldau, Jonny G Peter, Keertan Dheda
BACKGROUND: Urine LAM testing has been approved by the WHO for use in hospitalised patients with advanced immunosuppression. However, sensitivity remains suboptimal. We therefore examined the incremental diagnostic sensitivity of early morning urine (EMU) versus random urine sampling using the Determine® lateral flow lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM) in HIV-TB co-infected patients. METHODS: Consenting HIV-infected inpatients, screened as part of a larger prospective randomized controlled trial, that were treated for TB, and could donate matched random and EMU samples were included...
May 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480653/the-rate-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-korean-children-and-adolescents-since-2007
#15
Hyun Jung Kim, Hyung Ho Yoon, Byung Wook Eun, Youngmin Ahn, Sungweon Ryoo, Hee Jin Kim
The incidence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in pediatric populations is a critical indicator of national TB management and treatment strategies. Limited data exist regarding the rate of pediatric DR-TB. In this study, we aimed to analyze the status of DR-TB in Korean children from 2007 to 2013. We analyzed specimens submitted to the Korean Institute of Tuberculosis using Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture and drug susceptibility tests (DSTs) from January 2007 through December 2013. Specimens from patients ≤ 19 years of age were included...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475796/real-life-clinical-practice-of-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-thailand
#16
Kamon Kawkitinarong, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Pairaj Kateruttanakul, Weerawat Manosuthi, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham
Background: Delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB are major challenges of TB control in Thailand. This study assessed the practicality of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in a real-life setting with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Methods: This prospective study was conducted at 3 large tertiary care hospitals. Patients who had suspected PTB were enrolled into the study. Expectorated sputum samples were sent for staining, mycobacterial culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459346/the-role-of-tamarix-gallica-leaves-extract-in-liver-injury-induced-by-rifampicin-plus-isoniazid-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#17
Mirza Kalam Urfi, Md Mujahid, Md Akhlaquer Rahman, Md Azizur Rahman
The Tamarix gallica leaves extract (TGLE) was investigated for hepatoprotective potential against rifampicin (RIF) plus isoniazid (INH)-induced liver injury in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats. All the rats of groups III and IV received 100 and 200 mg/kg body wt, respectively, of the suspension of TGLE while group V received silymarin 100 mg/kg body wt orally. After 10 min, they, along with group II, received INH plus RIF each day (50 mg/kg body wt, by mouth (PO) each) for 28 days. Group I received 10 ml/kg body wt, PO of vehicle, i...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457720/quantitative-analysis-of-the-transporter-mediated-drug-drug-interaction-between-atorvastatin-and-rifampicin-using-a-stable-isotope-iv-method
#18
Shinji Yamashita, Tsubasa Hasegawa, Masaki Tachihara, Keiko Minami, Haruki Higashino, Kazutaka Togashi, Kuninori Mutaguchi, Makoto Kataoka
This study aims to investigate the drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between orally administered atorvastatin (ATV) and rifampicin (RIF) in rats. The isotope-IV method was used for the analysis of the increased systemic exposure (AUCpo) of ATV, in which a small amount of deuterium-labeled ATV (ATV-d5) was intravenously injected after oral administration of ATV. By assuming ATV-d5 showed same pharmacokinetic properties with ATV, this method enabled to calculate the systemic clearance (CLtot) and the oral bioavailability (Foral) of ATV for each individual rat in a single experiment...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447869/mitigation-of-discordant-rifampicin-susceptibility-results-obtained-by-xpert-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-rifampicin-and-mycobacterium-growth-indicator-tube
#19
Elmira Gurbanova, Rafail Mehdiyev, Kai Blondal, Rasim Tahirli, Fuad Mirzayev, Doris Hillemann, Asker Ismayilov, Alan Altraja
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous use of genotypic and phenotypic diagnostic tools for detection of rifampicin (RIF) susceptibility may yield discrepant results. OBJECTIVE: To measure the discordance between the RIF-susceptibility results by Xpert MTB/RIF and Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT), to evaluate if application of both tests to the same sample affects the discrepancy, and to evaluate treatment outcome in patients with the discordant strains. DESIGN: Sputa from patients with tuberculosis managed in the penitentiary system of Azerbaijan during 2011-2015 were examined for RIF susceptibility using Xpert MTB/RIF and MGIT...
April 27, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441042/aberrantly-expressed-long-noncoding-rnas-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-a-microarray-related-study
#20
Li-Juan Fan, Hong-Jing Han, Jing Guan, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Qing-Hua Cui, Huan Shen, Cheng Shi
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of noncoding RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides. They were long regarded as transcription noise for their low expression and non-protein coding features. Recent published reports indicate that lncRNAs are involved in virtually every aspect of human biology. We aimed to profile the endometrial lncRNA expression pattern in women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF) and predict the function of the genes of the dysregulated lncRNA transcripts. Endometrial samples (24) were collected during window of implantation (14 RIF women and 10 women who conceived after embryo transfer)...
August 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
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