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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647347/differential-activation-of-human-keratinocytes-by-leishmania-spp-causing-localized-or-disseminated-disease
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Breanna M Scorza, Mark A Wacker, Kelly Messingham, Peter Kim, Aloysius Klingelhutz, Janet Fairley, Mary E Wilson
All Leishmania spp. parasites are introduced into mammalian skin through a sand fly bite, but different species cause distinct clinical outcomes. Mouse studies suggest early responses are critical determinants of subsequent adaptive immunity in leishmaniasis, yet few studies address the role of keratinocytes, the most abundant cell in the epidermis. We hypothesized Leishmania infection causes keratinocytes to produce immunomodulatory factors that influence the outcome of infection. Incubation of primary or immortalized human keratinocytes with Leishmania infantum or Leishmania major, which cause visceral or cutaneous leishmaniasis, respectively, elicited dramatically different responses...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638689/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-undergoing-treatment-with-methotrexate-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kyriakos Trigkidis, Eleni Geladari, Evangelos Kokkinakis, Natalia Vallianou
There is growing concern regarding the emergence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a disseminated parasitic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, as an opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. This association has been principally studied in the context of human immunodeficiency virus infection, but VL has also been reported in patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive medication for various indications. Here a case of VL in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing treatment with methotrexate and corticosteroid is presented...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629727/antigenicity-of-phage-clones-and-their-synthetic-peptides-for-the-serodiagnosis-of-canine-and-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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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/28628627/the-current-status-of-phlebotomine-sand-flies-in-albania-and-incrimination-of-phlebotomus-neglectus-diptera-psychodidae-as-the-main-vector-of-leishmania-infantum
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Enkelejda Velo, Gioia Bongiorno, Perparim Kadriaj, Teita Myrseli, James Crilly, Aldin Lika, Kujtim Mersini, Trentina Di Muccio, Silvia Bino, Marina Gramiccia, Luigi Gradoni, Michele Maroli
The incidence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Albania is higher than in other countries of southern Europe, however the role of local sand fly species in the transmission of Leishmania infantum was not addressed conclusively. In 2006, a country-wide collection of sand flies performed in 14 sites selected based on recent occurrence of VL cases showed that Phlebotomus neglectus was by far the most prevalent species (95.6%). Furthermore, 15% of pools made from 422 P. neglectus females tested positive for Leishmania sp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626451/dependency-of-b-1-cells-in-the-maintenance-of-splenic-interleukin-10-producing-cells-and-impairment-of-macrophage-resistance-in-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Angélica Fernandes Arcanjo, Dirlei Nico, Gabriellen Menezes Migliani de Castro, Yasmin da Silva Fontes, Paula Saltarelli, Debora Decote-Ricardo, Marise P Nunes, Antônio Ferreira-Pereira, Clarisa B Palatnik-de-Sousa, Célio G Freire-de-Lima, Alexandre Morrot
Visceral leishmaniasis is a neglected disease caused by Leishmania protozoa parasites transmitted by infected sand fly vectors. This disease represents the second in mortality among tropical infections and is associated to a profound immunosuppression state of the host. The hallmark of this infection-induced host immunodeviation is the characteristic high levels of the regulatory interleukin-10 (IL-10) cytokine. In the present study, we investigated the role of B-1 cells in the maintenance of splenic IL-10 levels that could interfere with resistance to parasite infection...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623350/multiplexed-spliced-leader-sequencing-a-high-throughput-selective-method-for-rna-seq-in-trypanosomatids
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Bart Cuypers, Malgorzata A Domagalska, Pieter Meysman, Géraldine de Muylder, Manu Vanaerschot, Hideo Imamura, Franck Dumetz, Thomas Wolf Verdonckt, Peter J Myler, Gowthaman Ramasamy, Kris Laukens, Jean-Claude Dujardin
High throughput sequencing techniques are poorly adapted for in vivo studies of parasites, which require prior in vitro culturing and purification. Trypanosomatids, a group of kinetoplastid protozoans, possess a distinctive feature in their transcriptional mechanism whereby a specific Spliced Leader (SL) sequence is added to the 5'end of each mRNA by trans-splicing. This allows to discriminate Trypansomatid RNA from mammalian RNA and forms the basis of our new multiplexed protocol for high-throughput, selective RNA-sequencing called SL-seq...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620584/ifn-%C3%AE-il-2-ip-10-and-mig-as-biomarkers-of-exposure-to-leishmania-spp-and-of-cure-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Ana V Ibarra-Meneses, Prakash Ghosh, Faria Hossain, Rajashree Chowdhury, Dinesh Mondal, Jorge Alvar, Javier Moreno, Eugenia Carrillo
New biomarkers are needed for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL). They might also improve the detection of the asymptomatic population in Leishmania-endemic areas. This paper examines the IL-2, IFN-γ, IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), and monokine-induced-by-IFN-γ (MIG) levels in whole blood-stimulated in vitro with soluble Leishmania antigen (SLA)-taken from asymptomatic individuals and patients treated for VL living in a post-outbreak (Leishmania infantum) area in Spain, and in an endemic (Leishmania donovani) area of Bangladesh...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615857/alteration-of-direct-agglutination-test-dat-results-in-iranian-kala-azar-patients-a-case-series
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Soheila Molaie, Mehdi Mohebali, Mohamad-Reza Abai, Akbar Molaie, Behnaz Akhoundi, Eslam Moradi Asl
The early diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) using Direct Agglutination Tests (DAT) and its treatment and control are essential actions taken in rural health centers in endemic foci of the infection based on the national protocols set by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Eleven clinically confirmed VL patients with typical VL symptoms and negative results of DAT, admitted to the pediatrics department of Valiasr Hospital in Meshkinshahr underwent parasitological tests. 7 of the total of 11 patients had positive result of bone marrow puncture smears and all of them had negative results of DAT...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611427/canine-leishmaniasis-progression-is-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency
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A Rodriguez-Cortes, C Martori, A Martinez-Florez, A Clop, M Amills, J Kubejko, J Llull, J M Nadal, J Alberola
The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of suffering from a plethora of health disorders, ranging from autoimmune processes to infectious diseases has been widely described. Nonetheless, the potential role of vitamin D in visceral leishmaniasis remains uncharacterized. In the Mediterranean basin, where the dog is leishmania's main peri-domestic reservoir, control measures against the canine disease have shown beneficial effects on the incidence of human leishmaniasis. In this study, we measured the vitamin D levels in serum samples from a cohort of 68 healthy and disease dogs from a highly endemic area and we have also studied the relationship of these levels with parasitological and immunological parameters...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606698/comparative-analyses-of-whole-genome-sequences-of-leishmania-infantum-isolates-from-humans-and-dogs-in-northeastern-brazil
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D G Teixeira, G R G Monteiro, D R A Martins, M Z Fernandes, V Macedo-Silva, M Ansaldi, P R P Nascimento, M A Kurtz, J A Streit, M F F M Ximenes, R D Pearson, A Miles, J M Blackwell, M E Wilson, A Kitchen, J E Donelson, J P M S Lima, S M B Jeronimo
The genomic sequences of 20 Leishmania infantum isolates collected in northeastern Brazil were compared with each other and with the available genomic sequences of 29 L. infantum/donovani isolates from Nepal and Turkey. The Brazilian isolates were obtained in the early 1990s or since 2009 from patients with visceral or non-ulcerating cutaneous leishmaniasis, asymptomatic humans, or dogs with visceral leishmaniasis. Two isolates were from the blood and bone marrow of the same visceral leishmaniasis patient. All 20 genomic sequences display 99...
June 10, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606413/leishmania-donovani-infection-activates-tlr-2-4-expressions-and-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-apoptosis-in-renal-tissues
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Vinod Kumar, Neeraj Tiwari, Mallikarjun Rao Gedda, Rizwanul Haque, Rakesh K Singh
The present study was aimed to identify the underlying mechanisms of improper renal function in Leishmania donovani infection that causes VL. Mice (BALB/c) were infected with L. donovani and different parameters for proteinuria were assessed. The levels of superoxide anion (O2(-)), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), lipid peroxidation (MDA), inflammatory cytokines, and toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and 4 expression were found significantly elevated at 60th day in these animals and declined at 90th day post infection. However, TGF-β and caspase 3 activities were higher at 90th day in comparison to 60th day post infection...
June 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602279/an-elisa-immunoassay-employing-a-conserved-leishmania-hypothetical-protein-for-the-serodiagnosis-of-visceral-and-tegumentary-leishmaniasis-in-dogs-and-humans
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Ana Maria R S Carvalho, Lourena E Costa, Beatriz C S Salles, Thaís T O Santos, Fernanda F Ramos, Mariana P Lima, Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Bruna T Silvestre, Áquila S B Portela, Bruno M Roatt, Julia A G Silveira, Denise U Gonçalves, Danielle F Magalhães-Soares, Mariana C Duarte, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Eduardo A F Coelho
In the present study, a conserved Leishmania hypothetical protein, namely LiHypA, was evaluated for the serodiagnosis of visceral and tegumentary leishmaniasis in dogs and humans. This protein showed a high amino acid sequence homology between viscerotropic and cutaneotropic Leishmania species. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed using the recombinant antigen (rLiHypA), in addition to the A2 protein and two parasite antigenic preparations, which were used as controls. Regarding human diagnosis, results showed that rLiHypA was more sensitive and specific than ELISA-L...
June 8, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595543/alkaloids-and-leishmania-donovani-udp-galactopyarnose-mutase-anovel-approach-in-drug-designing-against-visceral-leishmaniasis
#13
Ankita Srivastava, Deepak Chandra
BACKGROUND: The unsatisfactory treatment options for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), needs identification of new drug targets. Among natural products, Alkaloids have been proved to be highly effective against number of diseases. In Leishmania UDP-galactopyranose mutase (UGM) is a critical enzyme required for cell wall synthesis and thus a drug target for structure based drug designing against L. donovani. OBJECTIVE: To build the homology model of UDP galactopyranse mutase and investigate the interaction of selected alkaloids with this modeled UDP galactopyranose mutase by molecular docking...
June 5, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591267/the-performance-of-serological-tests-for-leishmania-infantum-infection-screening-in-dogs-depends-on-the-prevalence-of-the-disease
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Ivete Lopes de Mendonça, Joilson Ferreira Batista, Henk Schallig, Maria do Socorro Pires E Cruz, Diego Peres Alonso, Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Carlos Henrique Nery Costa
Dogs are considered the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum. This protozoan causes visceral leishmaniasis (VL), an uncontrolled urban zoonosis in Brazil. Serological tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on peripheral blood were performed to identify infected dogs in scenarios of higher and lower prevalence of the disease (Teresina and Vitória). One-hundred infected and 57 non-infected animals from Teresina and 100 non-infected animals from Vitória were studied. Animal selection was not dependent on previous serology...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587839/leishmaniasis-in-turkey-visceral-and-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-caused-by-leishmania-donovani-in-turkey
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Ahmet Özbilgin, Mehmet Harman, Mehmet Karakuş, Aldert Bart, Seray Töz, Özgür Kurt, İbrahim Çavuş, Erdal Polat, Cumhur Gündüz, Tom Van Gool, Yusuf Özbel
In Turkey, the main causative agents are Leishmania tropica (L. tropica) and Leishmania infantum (L. infantum) for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and L. infantum for visceral leishmaniasis (VL). In this study, we investigated leishmaniasis cases caused by L. donovani and established animal models for understanding its tropism in in vivo conditions. Clinical samples (lesion aspirations and bone marrow) obtained from CL/VL patients were investigated using parasitological (smear/NNN) and DNA-based techniques. For species identification, a real time ITS1-PCR was performed using isolates and results were confirmed by hsp70 PCR-N/sequencing and cpb gene PCR/sequencing in order to reveal Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum discrimination...
June 3, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586473/exome-sequencing-identifies-two-variants-of-the-alkylglycerol-monooxygenase-gene-agmo-as-a-cause-of-relapses-in-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-sudan
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Sandrine Marquet, Bruno Bucheton, Camille Reymond, Laurent Argiro, Sayda Hassan El-Safi, Musa Mohamed Kheir, Jean-Pierre Desvignes, Christophe Béroud, Adil Mergani, Awad Hammad, Alain J Dessein
Background.: Visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar, KA) is the most severe form of leishmaniasis, characterized by fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy. During an outbreak of KA in Babar El Fugara (Sudan), 5.7% of cured patients displayed relapses, with familial clustering in half of the cases. Methods.: We performed whole-exome sequencing on 10 relapsing individuals and 11 controls from five nuclear families. Results.: Rare homozygous and compound-heterozygous nonsense (c...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585770/mining-the-proteome-of-leishmania-donovani-for-the-development-of-novel-mhc-class-i-restricted-epitope-for-the-control-of-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Manas R Dikhit, Vijay Mahantesh, Akhilesh Kumar, Ajay Amit, Budheswar Dehury, Yangya Prasad Nathsharma, Md Yousuf Ansari, Vahab Ali, Roshan Kamal Topno, Vnr Das, Krishna Pandey, Ganesh Chandra Sahoo, Sanjiva Bimal, Pradeep Das
Although, the precise host defence mechanism(s) is not completely understood, T cell-mediated immune responses is believed to play a pivotal role in controlling parasite infection. Here we target the stage dependent over expressed gene. Here, the consensus based computational approach was adopted for the screening of potential major histocompatibility complex class I restricted epitopes. Based on the computational analysis and previously published report, a set 19 antigenic proteins derived from Leishmania donovani were screened for further characterization as vaccine candidates...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583852/b-cell-activating-factor-deficiency-suppresses-splenomegaly-during-leishmania-donovani-infection
#18
Satoko Omachi, Wataru Fujii, Natsuho Azuma, Ayako Morimoto, Chizu Sanjoba, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto, Yasuyuki Goto
B-cell activating factor (BAFF) is a critical regulator for B-cell development and differentiation. We previously reported elevation of serum BAFF levels in patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL). In this study, we examined if BAFF is involved in pathologies during infection of Leishmania donovani. BALB/cA mice infected with L. donovani showed significant elevation in serum BAFF and IgG levels as seen in VL patients. In contrast, elevation of serum IgG by L. donovani infection was significantly suppressed in BAFF-deficient mice...
June 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583201/molecular-signatures-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Luiz Gustavo Gardinassi, Thiago S DeSouza-Vieira, Naila O da Silva, Gustavo R Garcia, Valéria M Borges, Roseane N S Campos, Roque P de Almeida, Isabel K F de Miranda Santos, Elvira M Saraiva
BACKGROUND: Infections with parasites of the Leishmania donovani complex result in clinical outcomes that range from asymptomatic infection to severe and fatal visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Neutrophils are major players of the immune response against Leishmania, but their contribution to distinct states of infection is unknown. Gene expression data suggest the activation of the NETosis pathway during human visceral leishmaniasis. Thus, we conducted an exploratory study to evaluate NET-related molecules in retrospective sera from VL patients, asymptomatic individuals and uninfected endemic controls...
June 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575060/increased-miltefosine-tolerance-in-clinical-isolates-of-leishmania-donovani-is-associated-with-reduced-drug-accumulation-increased-infectivity-and-resistance-to-oxidative-stress
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Deepak Kumar Deep, Ruchi Singh, Vasundhra Bhandari, Aditya Verma, Vanila Sharma, Saima Wajid, Shyam Sundar, V Ramesh, Jean Claude Dujardin, Poonam Salotra
BACKGROUND: Miltefosine (MIL) is an oral antileishmanial drug used for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian subcontinent. Recent reports indicate a significant decline in its efficacy with a high rate of relapse in VL as well as post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL). We investigated the parasitic factors apparently involved in miltefosine unresponsiveness in clinical isolates of Leishmania donovani. METHODOLOGY: L. donovani isolated from patients of VL and PKDL at pretreatment stage (LdPreTx, n = 9), patients that relapsed after MIL treatment (LdRelapse, n = 7) and parasites made experimentally resistant to MIL (LdM30) were included in this study...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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