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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094606/trichinella-surveillance-in-black-bears-ursus-americanus-from-the-dehcho-region-northwest-territories-canada-2002-2015
#1
Nicholas C Larter, Brett T Elkin, Lorry B Forbes, Brent Wagner, Danny G Allaire
We used muscle digestion to test black bears ( Ursus americanus ) from the southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada, for Trichinella. Results showed a prevalence of 4.1%. Some bears had infection intensities of more than one larva per gram (LPG) of muscle tissue; this level in meat is considered to pose a human consumption safety risk.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073393/study-on-the-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathways-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-h446-cells-induced-by-trichinella-spiralis-muscle-larvae-esps
#2
Jingmei Luo, L I Yu, Guangcheng Xie, Dan Li, Meng Su, Xuerong Zhao, Luanying DU
Trichinella spiralis (T.spiralis) muscle-larva (ML) excretory-secretory proteins (ESPs) contain antitumour-active substances. ESPs have been shown to inhibit tumour growth. To explore the effects of these proteins on small cell lung cancer cells and the possible mechanisms of their antineoplastic action, H446 SCLC cells were co-cultured with different concentrations of T. spiralis ML ESPs for 12, 24 and 48 h. Our results showed that T. spiralis ML ESPs significantly inhibited H446 cell proliferation, which was dose-and time-dependent...
January 11, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069101/immune-responses-in-mice-vaccinated-with-a-dna-vaccine-expressing-serine-protease-like-protein-from-the-new-born-larval-stage-of-trichinella-spiralis
#3
Jing Xu, Xue Bai, Li Bo Wang, Hai Ning Shi, Joke W B VAN DER Giessen, Pascal Boireau, Ming Yuan Liu, Xiao Lei Liu
Trichinella spiralis is a parasitic helminth that can infect almost all mammals, including humans. Trichinella spiralis infection elicits a typical type 2 immune responses, while suppresses type 1 immune responses, which is in favour of their parasitism. DNA vaccines have been shown to be capable of eliciting balanced CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses as well as humoral immune responses in small-animal models, which will be advantage to induce protective immune response against helminth infection. In this study, serine protease (Ts-NBLsp) was encoded by a cDNA fragment of new-born T...
January 10, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044050/piezo2-a-candidate-biomarker-for-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#4
Tao Bai, Ying Li, Jing Xia, Yudong Jiang, Lei Zhang, Huan Wang, Wei Qian, Jun Song, Xiaohua Hou
Background/Aim: Currently, there exists no biomarker for visceral hypersensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Piezo proteins have been proven to play an important role in the mechanical stimulation to induce visceral pain in other tissues and may also be a biomarker candidate. The aim of this study was to test the expressions of Piezo1 and Piezo2 proteins in the intestinal epithelial cells from different intestinal segments and to explore the correlation between Piezo proteins expression and visceral pain threshold...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983972/early-detection-of-trichinella-spiralis-dna-in-the-feces-of-experimentally-infected-mice-by-using-pcr
#5
Xiao Lin Liu, Hua Nan Ren, Ya Li Shi, Chen Xi Hu, Yan Yan Song, Jiang Yang Duan, Hui Ping Zhang, Xin Rui Du, Ruo Dan Liu, Peng Jiang, Zhong Quan Wang, Jing Cui
The aim of this study was to detect Trichinella spiralis DNA in mouse feces during the early stages of infection using PCR. The target gene fragment, a 1.6kb repetitive sequence of T. spiralis genome, was amplified by PCR from feces of mice infected with 100 or 300 larvae at 3-24h post infection (hpi) and 2-28dpi. The sensitivity of PCR was 0.016 larvae in feces. The primers used were highly specific for T. spiralis. No cross-reactivity was observed with the DNA of other intestinal helminths. T. spiralis DNA was detected in 100% (12/12) of feces of mice infected with 100 or 300 larvae as early as 3hpi, with the peak detection lasting to 12-24hpi, and then fluctuating before declining gradually...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894908/implication-of-artemisinin-nematocidal-activity-on-experimental-trichinellosis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#6
Dina M Abou Rayia, Abeer E Saad, Dalia S Ashour, Radwa M Oreiby
Benzimidazole drugs are used for treatment of trichinellosis, but they have a limited effect against encapsulated larval stages of Trichinella spiralis. Hence, there is a considerable interest in developing new anthelmintic drugs. Our aim is to investigate the possible effect of artemisinin on T. spiralis in in vitro and in vivo studies. T. spiralis worms were isolated from infected mice and transferred to 3 culture media; group I: with no drugs, group II: contained artemisinin and group III: contained mebendazole, then they were subjected to electron microscopic study...
November 25, 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884442/the-induction-of-the-collagen-capsule-synthesis-by-trichinella-spiralis-is-closely-related-to-protease-activated-receptor-2
#7
Mi Kyung Park, Min Kyoung Cho, Shin Ae Kang, Bo Young Kim, Hak Sun Yu
The muscle-stage larvae of the parasite Trichinella spiralis have the ability to survive within host muscle tissue by virtue of the formation a nurse cell-parasite complex, which is surrounded by collagen. The formation of the complex is initiated by excretory-secretory (ES) proteins produced by the parasite. To determine the mechanisms underlying collagen capsule formation, we investigated the expression levels of several types of collagen genes and TGF-βI signaling-related genes (Smad2 and Smad3) in muscle cells...
October 30, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882479/albendazole-microcrystal-formulations-based-on-chitosan-and-cellulose-derivatives-physicochemical-characterization-and-in-vitro-parasiticidal-activity-in-trichinella-spiralis-adult-worms
#8
Josefina Priotti, Ana V Codina, Darío Leonardi, María D Vasconi, Lucila I Hinrichsen, María C Lamas
The oral route has notable advantages to administering dosage forms. One of the most important questions to solve is the poor solubility of most drugs which produces low bioavailability and delivery problems, a major challenge for the pharmaceutical industry. Albendazole is a benzimidazole carbamate extensively used in oral chemotherapy against intestinal parasites, due to its extended spectrum activity and low cost. Nevertheless, the main disadvantage is the poor bioavailability due to its very low solubility in water...
November 23, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882304/metabolic-and-adaptive-immune-responses-induced-in-mice-infected-with-tissue-dwelling-nematode-trichinella-zimbabwensis
#9
N Onkoba, M J Chimbari, J M Kamau, S Mukaratirwa
Tissue-dwelling helminths are known to induce intestinal and systemic inflammation accompanied with host compensatory mechanisms to counter balance nutritional and metabolic deficiencies. The metabolic and immune responses of the host depend on parasite species and tissues affected by the parasite. This study investigated metabolic and immuno-inflammatory responses of mice infected with tissue-dwelling larvae of Trichinella zimbabwensis and explored the relationship between infection, metabolic parameters and Th1/Th17 immune responses...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870901/ubiquitin-dependent-modification-of-skeletal-muscle-by-the-parasitic-nematode-trichinella-spiralis
#10
Rhiannon R White, Amy H Ponsford, Michael P Weekes, Rachel B Rodrigues, David B Ascher, Marco Mol, Murray E Selkirk, Steven P Gygi, Christopher M Sanderson, Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas
Trichinella spiralis is a muscle-specific parasitic worm that is uniquely intracellular. T. spiralis reprograms terminally differentiated skeletal muscle cells causing them to de-differentiate and re-enter the cell cycle, a process that cannot occur naturally in mammalian skeletal muscle cells, but one that holds great therapeutic potential. Although the host ubiquitin pathway is a common target for viruses and bacteria during infection, its role in parasite pathogenesis has been largely overlooked. Here we demonstrate that the secreted proteins of T...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870858/first-report-of-the-occurrence-of-trichinella-specific-antibodies-in-domestic-pigs-in-central-and-eastern-uganda
#11
Kristina Roesel, Karsten Nöckler, Maximilian P O Baumann, Reinhard Fries, Michel M Dione, Peter-Henning Clausen, Delia Grace
Previous research on trichinellosis in Africa focused on isolating Trichinella from wildlife while the role of domestic pigs has remained highly under-researched. Pig keeping in Uganda is historically recent, and evidence on zoonotic pig diseases, including infection with Trichinella species, is scarce. A cross-sectional survey on Trichinella seroprevalence in pigs was conducted in three districts in Central and Eastern Uganda from April 2013 to January 2015. Serum from a random sample of 1125 pigs from 22 villages in Eastern and Central Uganda was examined to detect immunoglobulin G (IgG) against any Trichinella spp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853121/immune-correlates-of-resistance-to-trichinella-spiralis-reinfection-in-mice
#12
Ki-Back Chu, Sang-Soo Kim, Su-Hwa Lee, Dong-Hun Lee, Ah-Ra Kim, Fu-Shi Quan
The immune correlate of host resistance induced by reinfection of Trichinella spiralis remains unclear. In this study, we investigated immune correlates between the resistance and serum IgG antibody level, CD23(+) IgM(+) B cells, and eosinophil responses induced by T. spiralis reinfection. Mice were primarily infected with 10 or 100 T. spiralis larvae (10 TS, 100 TS), respectively, and after 4 weeks, they were challenge infected with 100 T. spiralis larvae (10-100 TS, 100-100 TS). Upon challenge infections, 10-100 TS mice induced significantly higher levels of T...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816842/parasite-to-patient-a-quantitative-risk-model-for-trichinella-spp-in-pork-and-wild-boar-meat
#13
Frits Franssen, Arno Swart, Joke van der Giessen, Arie Havelaar, Katsuhisa Takumi
Consumption of raw or inadequately cooked pork meat may result in trichinellosis, a human disease due to nematodes of the genus Trichinella. In many countries worldwide, individual control of pig carcasses at meat inspection is mandatory but incurs high costs in relation to absence of positive carcasses from pigs reared under controlled housing. EU regulation 2015/1375 implements an alternative risk-based approach, in view of absence of positive findings in pigs under controlled housing conditions. Moreover, Codex Alimentarius guidelines for the control of Trichinella spp...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809983/seroepidemiologic-study-on-the-prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-trichinella-spp-infections-in-black-bears-ursus-americanus-in-pennsylvania-usa
#14
Jitender P Dubey, Justin Brown, Mark Ternent, Shiv K Verma, Dolores E Hill, Camila K Cerqueira-Cézar, Oliver C H Kwok, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Jan G Humphreys
The protozoan Toxoplasma gondii and the metazoan Trichinella spp. infect virtually all warm-blooded animals, including birds, humans, livestock, and marine mammals. Both parasitic infections can cause serious illness in human beings and can be acquired by ingesting under-cooked meat harboring infective stages. Approximately 3500 black bears (Ursus americanus) are legally-harvested each year in Pennsylvania, USA during the November hunting season. Among animals found infected with T. gondii, the prevalence of T...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809931/trichinella-spiralis-paramyosin-activates-mouse-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-and-induces-regulatory-t-cells
#15
Kai Guo, Ximeng Sun, Yuan Gu, Zixia Wang, Jingjing Huang, Xinping Zhu
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells that regulate T cell responses for many infectious diseases. The tissue-dwelling nematode Trichinella spiralis expresses paramyosin (TsPmy) not only as a structural protein but also as an immunomodulator to alleviate complement attack by binding to some host complement components. Whether TsPmy is involved in other immunomodulatory pathway and how TsPmy interacts with host DCs is still unknown. METHODS: Mouse bone marrow-derived DCs were incubated with recombinant TsPmy (rTsPmy) for activation...
November 4, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802332/anti-arthritic-activity-of-schistosoma-mansoni-and-trichinella-spiralis-derived-antigens-in-adjuvant-arthritis-in-rats-role-of-foxp3-treg-cells
#16
Maha M Eissa, Dalia K Mostafa, Amany A Ghazy, Mervat Z El Azzouni, Laila M Boulos, Layla K Younis
A growing body of evidence supports the concept of helminths therapy in a variety of autoimmune diseases. Here, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of autoclaved Schistosoma mansoni antigen (ASMA) and Trichinella spiralis antigen (ATSA) on the clinical and immunopathological features of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Adjuvant arthritis was induced by subcutaneous and intradermal injections of complete Freund's adjuvant into the plantar surface of the right hind paw and the root of the tail, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796563/development-of-an-immunodiagnosis-method-using-recombinant-pscp-for-detection-of-paragonimus-skrjabini-infection-in-human
#17
Shasha Yu, Xilin Zhang, Wenbi Chen, Hong Zheng, Guoping Ai, Nan Ye, Ying Wang
Paragonimiasis skrjabini is a kind of zoonosis and prevalent in 16 provinces in China, such as Chongqing, Fujian, Sichuan, and Yunnan. However, sensitive and efficient diagnostic methods for the infection are limited. In order to provide a more convenient and simple method for serologic diagnosis, the recombinant P. skrjabini cysteine protease (PsCP) was expressed, purified, and then used to develop an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting anti-PsCP antibodies in human. Given the positive/negative cutoff value as 0...
January 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780019/regulatory-issues-associated-with-preharvest-food-safety-european-union-perspective
#18
Lis Alban
Free movement of safe and wholesome food is an essential aspect of any society. This article contains an updated description of the regulatory issues associated with preharvest food safety within the European Union. Salmonella, Campylobacter, Trichinella, antimicrobial resistance, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy are dealt with in detail. Moreover, Cysticercus bovis/Taenia saginata, Toxoplasma, Yersinia, verotoxigenic/shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli, Listeria, and foodborne viruses are briefly covered. The article describes how the focus in the European Union is changing to involve a supply chain view with a focus on cost-effectiveness...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773519/immunomodulatory-potential-of-particular-trichinella-spiralis-muscle-larvae-excretory-secretory-components
#19
J Cvetkovic, Lj Sofronic-Milosavljevic, N Ilic, M Gnjatovic, I Nagano, A Gruden-Movsesijan
Excretory-secretory antigens of Trichinella spiralis muscle larvae can induce the semi-matured status of rat dendritic cells. This may at least partly be the consequence of transient activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2). Here we investigated the potential of several components of excretory-secretory antigens (native fraction containing 45, 49 and 53kDa proteins and recombinant Tsp53, representing one of the constituents of this fraction) to demonstrate previously observed effects of excretory-secretory antigens on dendritic cells in vitro, characterised by establishment of a particular phenotype (very low MHC II expression, moderate CD86 expression and significant ICAM-1 expression) and functional properties (low production of pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-12p70, and high production of IL-10 and TGF-β)...
December 2016: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771802/evaluation-of-the-infectivity-and-the-persistence-of-trichinella-patagoniensis-in-muscle-tissue-of-decomposing-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus
#20
F Fariña, M Pasqualetti, J Ilgová, N Cardillo, M Ercole, T Aronowicz, S Krivokapich, M Kašný, M Ribicich
Trichinella patagoniensis, a new species of Trichinella, is widespread in Argentina. The success of parasite transmission depends, among other factors, on the resistance of L1 larvae present in the muscle tissue (ML) of dead hosts undergoing the decomposition process in different environmental conditions. The aim of the present work was to study the infectivity of T. patagoniensis muscle larvae in Cavia porcellus and the capability of the parasite to survive in decomposed muscle tissue of guinea pigs subjected to different environmental conditions...
January 2017: Parasitology Research
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