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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925510/passive-therapy-with-humanized-anti-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-antibodies-attenuates-systemic-inflammatory-response-and-protects-from-lethal-pneumonia-caused-by-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-producing-staphylococcus-aureus
#1
Melissa J Karau, Mulualem E Tilahun, Ashton Krogman, Barbara A Osborne, Richard A Goldsby, Chella S David, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Robin Patel, Govindarajan Rajagopalan
Drugs such as linezolid that inhibit bacterial protein synthesis may be beneficial in treating infections caused by toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus. As protein synthesis inhibitors have no effect on preformed toxins, neutralization of pathogenic exotoxins with anti-toxin antibodies may be beneficial in conjunction with antibacterial therapy. Herein, we evaluated the efficacy of human-mouse chimeric high-affinity neutralizing anti-staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) antibodies in the treatment of experimental pneumonia caused by SEB-producing S...
December 7, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#2
Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895635/molecular-characteristic-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-pediatric-patients-in-shanghai-china
#3
Xing Wang, Xia Li, Wei Liu, Weichun Huang, Qihua Fu, Min Li
Staphylococcus aureus is a globally important human pathogen, especially among children and immunocompromised patients. The emergence and spread of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) has become a serious public health problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, molecular characteristics and virulence profiles of CA-MRSA infections from pediatric patients in a university hospital in Shanghai, China. A total of 80 CA-MRSA isolates were collected from July 2012 to December 2013 in Shanghai Children's Medical Center and analyzed by multilocus sequence typing, staphylococcus chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) typing, and spa typing...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888916/refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis
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REVIEW
Benjamin P Hull, Rakesh K Chandra
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) represents a subset of chronic sinusitis with various causes. Some forms of the disease are driven by allergy, often in association with asthma. Refractory CRSwNP can be associated with cystic fibrosis and other clinical syndromes. More recent literature is presented regarding roles of innate immunity and superantigens. Effective treatment of CRSwNP requires careful endoscopic sinus surgery followed by an individualized treatment plan that often includes oral and topical steroids...
February 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884943/recombinant-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-type-a-stimulate-antitumoral-cytokines
#5
Reza Agheli, Bijan Emkanian, Raheleh Halabian, Jalil Fallah Mehrabadi, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
BACKGROUND: About 20 different types of staphylococcal enterotoxins are produced by Staphylococcus aureus, in which type A is more common in food poisoning syndrome. Also staphylococcal enterotoxin A superantigen is a potent inducer of cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity and cytokine production and could stimulate T cells containing T-cell receptor beta chain domains when binding to major histocompatibility complex class II molecules. Hence, it is an important reagent in cancer immunotherapy...
November 23, 2016: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863161/hla-dr-polymorphisms-influence-in-vivo-responses-to-staphylococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model
#6
A Krogman, A Tilahun, C S David, V R Chowdhary, M P Alexander, G Rajagopalan
Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) is a potent superantigen produced by Staphylococcus aureus. In addition to menstrual and nonmenstrual toxic shock syndromes, TSST-1 is also implicated in the immunopathogenesis of pneumonia, infective endocarditis, neonatal exanthematous disease, and atopic dermatitis among others. Superantigens first bind to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules and then activate a large proportion of T cells by cross-linking their T cell receptor. As binding to MHC class II molecules is a critical step in the robust activation of the immune system by TSST-1 and other superantigens, polymorphic variations between different HLA-DR alleles could potentially influence the magnitude of immune activation and immunopathology caused by TSST-1...
November 15, 2016: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817798/advances-in-rhinitis-and-rhinosinusitis-in-2015
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REVIEW
Claus Bachert, Elien Gevaert
The last year has seen great progress in the understanding of upper airway disease and in its management. For allergic rhinitis, authors focused on the prediction of and effect on the natural course of disease. New evidence was published for the disease-modifying effect of allergen immunotherapy in terms of avoidance of new sensitizations and prevention of asthma in either randomized or real-life studies. Specifically, for patients with house dust mite allergies, which are often underestimated and difficult to diagnose, the efficacy of SQ house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy tablets has been demonstrated in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma...
November 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815779/differences-in-humoral-immune-response-between-patients-with-or-without-nasal-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#8
H Ghasemzadeh-Moghaddam, W van Wamel, A van Belkum, R A Hamat, V K Neela
The humoral immune response against 43 staphylococcal antigens was compared among hospitalized patients where none of them had any staphylococcal infection on the day of admission with or without nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Fifty-nine carriers and 59 matched non-carriers were studied. The carriers harbored S. aureus of 35 different spa types, including three t037/ST239 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) (5.1%). Among the 118 patients, 31 acquired S. aureus during hospitalization. In colonized and non-colonized patients, unique patterns of S...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812635/staphylococcal-superantigen-specific-ige-antibodies-degree-of-sensitization-and-association-with-severity-of-asthma
#9
José Elabras, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello, Omar Lupi, Blanca Elena Rios Gomes Bica, José Angelo de Souza Papi, Alfeu Tavares França
Objective: To determine the presence of staphylococcal superantigen-specific IgE antibodies and degree of IgE-mediated sensitization, as well as whether or not those are associated with the severity of asthma in adult patients. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving outpatients with asthma under treatment at a tertiary care university hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Consecutive patients were divided into two groups according to the severity of asthma based on the Global Initiative for Asthma criteria: mild asthma (MA), comprising patients with mild intermittent or persistent asthma; and moderate or severe asthma (MSA)...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805458/superantigens-of-a-superbug-major-culprits-of-staphylococcus-aureus-disease
#10
M Javad Aman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801832/enterotoxin-gene-cluster-encoded-sei-and-seln-from-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-are-crucial-for-the-induction-of-human-blood-cell-proliferation-and-pathogenicity-in-rabbits
#11
Andreas Roetzer, Corina S Gruener, Guenter Haller, John Beyerly, Nina Model, Martha M Eibl
Among the toxin family of bacterial superantigens, the six members of the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) seem to have unusual characteristics. They are present in the majority of Staphylococcus aureus strains, but their role in disease remains uncertain. We assessed secretion levels, immunogenicity, and toxicity of native and recombinant egc proteins. After having developed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, we found different quantities of egc proteins secreted by bacterial isolates. Supernatants induced proliferation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
October 28, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796362/reconstituted-b-cell-receptor-signaling-reveals-carbohydrate-dependent-mode-of-activation
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Rina F Villar, Jinal Patel, Grant C Weaver, Masaru Kanekiyo, Adam K Wheatley, Hadi M Yassine, Catherine E Costello, Kevin B Chandler, Patrick M McTamney, Gary J Nabel, Adrian B McDermott, John R Mascola, Steven A Carr, Daniel Lingwood
Activation of immune cells (but not B cells) with lectins is widely known. We used the structurally defined interaction between influenza hemagglutinin (HA) and its cell surface receptor sialic acid (SA) to identify a B cell receptor (BCR) activation modality that proceeded through non-cognate interactions with antigen. Using a new approach to reconstitute antigen-receptor interactions in a human reporter B cell line, we found that sequence-defined BCRs from the human germline repertoire could be triggered by both complementarity to influenza HA and a separate mode of signaling that relied on multivalent ligation of BCR sialyl-oligosaccharide...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795319/an-intracellular-peptidyl-prolyl-cis-trans-isomerase-ppiase-is-required-for-folding-and-activity-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-secreted-virulence-factor-nuclease
#13
Richard E Wiemels, Stephanie M Cech, Nikki M Meyer, Caleb A Burke, Andy Weiss, Anastacia R Parks, Lindsey N Shaw, Ronan K Carroll
Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen that relies on a large repertoire of secreted and cell wall-associated proteins for pathogenesis. Consequently, the ability of the organism to cause disease is absolutely dependent on its ability to synthesize and successfully secrete these proteins. In this study we investigate the role of peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerases (PPIases) on the activity of the S. aureus secreted virulence factor nuclease (Nuc). We identify a staphylococcal cyclophilin-type PPIase (PpiB) that is required for optimal activity of Nuc...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761891/superantigens-and-adhesins-of-infant-gut-commensal-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-and-association-with-subsequent-development-of-atopic-eczema
#14
F L Nowrouzian, G Lina, E Hodille, E Lindberg, B Hesselmar, R Saalman, I Adlerberth, A E Wold
BACKGROUND: According to the hygiene hypothesis, insufficient immune activation by microbes increases the risk of allergy development. Staphylococcus aureus, which is part of the skin and gut microbiota of infants in Western countries, produces a variety of T-cell-activating enterotoxins, called superantigens. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether early (0-2 months of age) gut colonization by S. aureus strains that carry specific superantigens and adhesins was related to subsequent development of atopic eczema in a Swedish birth cohort...
October 19, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760897/a-term-infant-of-neonatal-toxic-shock-syndrome-like-exanthematous-disease-complicated-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome
#15
Akimune Kaga, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroki Miyabayashi, Takaya Metoki, Setsuko Kitaoka, Satoru Kumaki
Neonatal toxic shock syndrome-like exanthematous disease (NTED) is a newly recognized neonatal infectious disease, caused by the superantigen toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1). TSST-1 is mainly produced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and the immune responses to TSST-1 are known to cause toxic shock syndrome, a life-threatening infectious disease. The clinical symptoms of NTED are skin rash, fever, and thrombocytopenia, but severe thrombocytopenia is rare in term infants with NTED. Although the cause of NTED is the same as that of toxic shock syndrome, the clinical symptoms of NTED are milder than toxic shock syndrome...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760184/production-of-a-locus-and-allele-specific-monoclonal-antibody-for-the-characterization-of-sla-1-0401-mrna-and-protein-expression-levels-in-mhc-defined-microminipigs
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Yoshie Kametani, Shino Ohshima, Asuka Miyamoto, Atsuko Shigenari, Masaki Takasu, Noriaki Imaeda, Tatsuya Matsubara, Masafumi Tanaka, Takashi Shiina, Hiroshi Kamiguchi, Ryuji Suzuki, Hitoshi Kitagawa, Jerzy K Kulski, Noriaki Hirayama, Hidetoshi Inoko, Asako Ando
The class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) presents self-developed peptides to specific T cells to induce cytotoxity against infection. The MHC proteins are encoded by multiple loci that express numerous alleles to preserve the variability of the antigen-presenting ability in each species. The mechanism regulating MHC mRNA and protein expression at each locus is difficult to analyze because of the structural and sequence similarities between alleles. In this study, we examined the correlation between the mRNA and surface protein expression of swine leukocyte antigen (SLA)-1*0401 after the stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) by Staphylococcus aureus superantigen toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757559/5t4-oncofoetal-antigen-an-attractive-target-for-immune-intervention-in-cancer
#17
Peter L Stern, Richard Harrop
The natural history of a patient's cancer is often characterised by genetic diversity and sequential sweeps of clonal dominance. It is therefore not surprising that identifying the most appropriate tumour-associated antigen for targeted intervention is challenging. The 5T4 oncofoetal antigen was identified by searching for surface molecules shared between human trophoblast and cancer cells with the rationale that they may function to allow survival of the foetus as a semi-allograft in the mother or a tumour in its host...
October 18, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756620/virulence-arsenal-of-the-most-pathogenic-species-among-the-gram-positive-anaerobic-cocci-finegoldia-magna
#18
REVIEW
Lyudmila Boyanova, Rumyana Markovska, Ivan Mitov
This review focuses on the virulence arsenal of the most pathogenic species among Gram positive anaerobic cocci, Finegoldia magna according to recently published data from 2012 to 2016. Virulence factors like sortase dependent pili and F. magna adhesion factor (FAF) facilitate the start of the infection. Albumin binding protein (PAB) enhances F. magna survival. FAF, subtilisin-like extracellular serine protease (SufA) and superantigen protein L protect the bacteria from factors of innate defense system. SufA, capsule and tissue-destroying enzymes provide a deep penetration or spread of the infections and the protein L is associated with infection severity...
December 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742270/up-regulation-of-granzyme-b-and-perforin-by-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-c2-mutant-induces-enhanced-cytotoxicity-in-hepa1-6-cells
#19
Guojun Zhang, Mingkai Xu, Huiwen Zhang, Yubo Song, Jian Wang, Chenggang Zhang
Staphylococcal enterotoxin C2 (SEC2), a member of bacterial superantigen, is one of the most potent known activators of T lymphocytes. With this property, SEC2 has already been used in clinic as a tumor immunotherapy agent in China. To increase the antitumor activity, a SEC2 mutant named ST-4 (GKVTG102-106WWH) with amino acid substitutions in T cell receptor (TCR)-binding domain was generated by site-directed mutagenesis, and the molecular mechanism of the enhanced antitumor activity was investigated. Results showed that ST-4 could activate much more Vβ 8...
December 15, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715466/monoclonal-antibodies-protect-from-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-k-sek-induced-toxic-shock-and-sepsis-by-usa300-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Jorge L Aguilar, Avanish K Varshney, Ximo Pechuan, Kaushik Dutta, Joshua D Nosanchuk, Bettina C Fries
Staphylococcus aureus is a leading infectious cause of life-threatening disease in humans, yet there is currently no vaccine to combat this bacterium. The pathogenesis of S. aureus is mediated by a diverse array of protein toxins including a large family of secreted pyrogenic superantigens. Neutralization of superantigens, including SEB and TSST-1, has proven to be protective in several animal models of toxic shock and sepsis. We demonstrate, for the first time, that a far more prevalent staphylococcal superantigen, SEK, can also induce lethal shock in mice...
October 7, 2016: Virulence
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