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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087650/simkania-negevensis-may-produce-long-lasting-infections-in-human-pneumocytes-and-endometrial-cells
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Manon Vouga, David Baud, Gilbert Greub
Simkania negevensis is a novel Chlamydia-related bacterium and the founding member of the Simkaniaceae family within the Chlamydiales order. Little is known about the biology and pathogenesis of this bacterium. So far, S. negevensis has been considered as an amoebal symbiont, but its natural host remains unknown. Moreover, evidence of human exposition has been reported worldwide and an association with pneumonia and bronchiolitis is suspected. Here, we evaluated the ability of S. negevensis to replicate in potential environmental reservoirs, namely amoebae and arthropods, as well as in mammalian cells (Vero cells, pneumocytes and endometrial cells) and further evaluated the characteristics of its replicative vacuole...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
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Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035483/chlamydia-pneumoniae-induces-interleukin-12-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-asthma-and-the-role-of-toll-like-receptor-2-versus-4-a-pilot-study
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T A Smith-Norowitz, J Perlman, Y M Norowitz, R Joks, H G Durkin, M R Hammerschlag, S Kohlhoff
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia pneumoniae causes respiratory infection in adults and children, and has been associated with asthma exacerbations and induction of Immunoglobulin (Ig) E responses. We previously reported that C. pneumoniae enhances T helper (Th) 2 responses of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from asthmatic patients. It is likely that toll like receptor (TLR)-2 and TLR-4 mediate cytokine responses and host defense against C. pneumoniae. Thus, we sought to determine whether engagement of TLR-2 or TLR-4 may induce IL-12 production in our C...
December 29, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032346/mannose-binding-lectin-and-l-ficolin-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-caused-by-intracellular-pathogens
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Gijs van Kempen, Sabine Meijvis, Hendrik Endeman, Bart Vlaminckx, Bob Meek, Ben de Jong, Ger T Rijkers, Willem Jan Bos
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading infectious disease requiring hospitalisation in the Western World. Genetic variability affecting the host response to infection may play a role in susceptibility and outcome in CAP patients. Mannose binding lectin (MBL) and L-ficolin (L-FCN) are two important activators of the complement system and they can enhance phagocytosis by opsonisation. In a prospective cohort of 505 Dutch CAP patients and 227 controls we studied whether polymorphisms in the MBL (MBL2) and FCN (FCN2) genes influenced susceptibility and outcome...
December 29, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978822/acanthamoeba-containing-endosymbiotic-chlamydia-isolated-from-hospital-environments-and-its-potential-role-in-inflammatory-exacerbation
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Tatsuya Fukumoto, Junji Matsuo, Torahiko Okubo, Shinji Nakamura, Kentaro Miyamoto, Kentaro Oka, Motomichi Takahashi, Kouji Akizawa, Hitoshi Shibuya, Chikara Shimizu, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Environmental chlamydiae belonging to the Parachlamydiaceae are obligate intracellular bacteria that infect Acanthamoeba, a free-living amoeba, and are a risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia. However, whether amoebae harboring environmental chlamydiae actually survive in hospital environments is unknown. We therefore isolated living amoebae with symbiotic chlamydiae from hospital environments. RESULTS: One hundred smear samples were collected from Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan; 50 in winter (February to March, 2012) and 50 in summer (August, 2012), and used for the study...
December 15, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960206/role-of-atypical-pathogens-in-the-etiology-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
#6
Forest W Arnold, James T Summersgill, Julio A Ramirez
Atypical pneumonia has been described for over 100 years, but some of the pathogens attributed to it have been identified only in the past decades. The most common pathogens are Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of these three pathogens have been studied since their discovery, and are reviewed herein to provide better insight when evaluating these patients, which hopefully translates into improved care. The incidence of atypical pathogens has been shown to be approximately 22% worldwide, but this probably varies with location...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940015/atypical-chlamydia-psittaci-pneumonia-four-related-cases
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Nuria Arenas-Valls, Silvia Chacón, Alfredo Pérez, Roberto Del Pozo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939160/chlamydial-infections-in-wildlife-conservation-threats-and-or-reservoirs-of-spill-over-infections
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REVIEW
Delaney Burnard, Adam Polkinghorne
Members of the order Chlamydiales are biphasic intracellular pathogens known to cause disease in both humans and animals. As we learn more about the genetic diversity of this group of pathogens, evidence is growing that these bacteria infect a broader range of animal hosts than previously thought. Over 400 host species are now documented globally with the majority of these being wild animals. Given the impact of chlamydial infections on humans and domesticated animals, the identification of members of the order Chlamydiales in wildlife raises significant questions over a) their impact on animal health and b) the relationships to those strains also found in humans and domestic animals...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935539/role-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-in-the-pathogenesis-of-hypertrophy-and-adenoid-tissue-inflammation-in-children
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Anna Bielicka, Beata Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Edyta Podsiadły, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Joanna Rogulska, Urszula Demkow
OBJECTIVE: A tropism to epithelial cells and lymphocytes, an inhibition of apoptosis in host cells, an ability to occurrence in persistent form resistant to antibiotic treatment are the features of Chlamydia pneumoniae, which can have connection with chronic inflammation of an adenoid tissue and adenoid hypertrophy. This study aimed to (1) detect the C. pneumoniae in an adenoid in children undergoing adenoidectomy, (2) estimate a connection between C. pneumoniae occurrence and the size of adenoid, (3) demonstration in which of adenoid cells C...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916800/lead-discovery-strategies-for-identification-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Leena Hanski, Pia Vuorela
Throughout its known history, the gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae has remained a challenging target for antibacterial chemotherapy and drug discovery. Owing to its well-known propensity for persistence and recent reports on antimicrobial resistence within closely related species, new approaches for targeting this ubiquitous human pathogen are urgently needed. In this review, we describe the strategies that have been successfully applied for the identification of nonconventional antichlamydial agents, including target-based and ligand-based virtual screening, ethnopharmacological approach and pharmacophore-based design of antimicrobial peptide-mimicking compounds...
November 28, 2016: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894280/is-there-any-association-between-sarcoidosis-and-infectious-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tiago Esteves, Gloria Aparicio, Vicente Garcia-Patos
BACKGROUND: During the last few years, investigators have debated the role that infectious agents may have in sarcoidosis pathogenesis. With the emergence of new molecular biology techniques, several studies have been conducted; therefore, we performed a meta-analysis in order to better explain this possible association. METHODS: This review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement from the Cochrane collaboration guidelines...
November 28, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819396/lack-of-association-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-with-cardiovascular-diseases-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-patients
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Rosa Sessa, Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Alessia Bressan, Laura Mazzuti, Sara Serafino, Alessandra Fantauzzi, Ombretta Turriziani
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major public health problem in developed countries with over 17 million deaths per year. In the last decade, several infectious agents rather than any single pathogen, including Chlamydia pneumoniae and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), have been shown to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular events by inducing systemic inflammation and/or acting directly on the vascular wall. For the first time, we evaluated C. pneumonia DNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from HIV patients by real-time polymerase chain reaction in order to shed light on C...
November 7, 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817213/progress-and-future-opportunities-in-the-development-of-vaccines-against-atherosclerosis
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Dania Govea-Alonso, Josué Beltrán-López, Jorge A Salazar-González, Juan Vargas-Morales, Sergio Rosales-Mendoza
Atherosclerosis represents a serious global health problem that demands new therapeutic and prophylactic interventions. Considering that atherosclerosis has autoimmune and inflammatory components, immunotherapy is a possible focus to treat this disease. Areas covered: Based on the analysis of the current biomedical literature, this review describes the status on the development of vaccines against atherosclerosis. Several targets have been identified including sequences of apolipoprotein B100 (ApoB100), cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), heat shock proteins (HSP), extracellular matrix proteins, T cell receptor β chain variable region 31 (TRBV31), the major outer membrane protein (MOMP), and the outer membrane protein 5 (Pomp5) from Chlamydia pneumoniae...
November 6, 2016: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803507/role-of-atypical-bacteria-in-hospitalized-patients-with-nursing-home-acquired-pneumonia
#14
Laura Meyer-Junco
Background: Nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) has been identified as one of the leading causes of mortality and hospitalization for long-term care residents. However, current and previous pneumonia guidelines differ on the appropriate management of NHAP in hospitalized patients, specifically in regard to the role of atypical bacteria such as Chlamydiae pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella. Objectives: The purpose of this review is to evaluate clinical trials conducted in hospitalized patients with NHAP to determine the prevalence of atypical bacteria and thus the role for empiric antibiotic coverage of these pathogens in NHAP...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786615/simkania-negevensis-an-insight-into-the-biology-and-clinical-importance-of-a-novel-member-of-the-chlamydiales-order
#15
Manon Vouga, David Baud, Gilbert Greub
Simkania negevensis is a Chlamydia-related bacterium discovered in 1993 and represents the founding member of the Simkaniaceae family within the Chlamydiales order. As other Chlamydiales, it is an obligate intracellular bacterium characterized by a biphasic developmental cycle. Its similarities with the pathogenic Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae make it an interesting bacterium. So far, little is known about its biology, but S. negevensis harbors various microbiological characteristics of interest, including a strong association of the Simkania-containing vacuole with the ER and the presence of an intron in the 23S rRNA encoding gene...
October 27, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754466/natural-products-for-the-treatment-of-chlamydiaceae-infections
#16
REVIEW
Mika A Brown, Michael G Potroz, Seoh-Wei Teh, Nam-Joon Cho
Due to the global prevalence of Chlamydiae, exploring studies of diverse antichlamydial compounds is important in the development of effective treatment strategies and global infectious disease management. Chlamydiaceae is the most widely known bacterial family of the Chlamydiae order. Among the species in the family Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae cause common human diseases, while Chlamydia abortus, Chlamydia psittaci, and Chlamydia suis represent zoonotic threats or are endemic in human food sources...
October 16, 2016: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753796/etiology-of-acute-respiratory-infections-in-infants-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
#17
Prawin Kumar, Guruprasad R Medigeshi, Vishnu S Mishra, Mojahidul Islam, Shivani Randev, Aparna Mukherjee, Rama Chaudhry, Arti Kapil, Kana Ram Jat, Rakesh Lodha, Sushil K Kabra
BACKGROUND: There is paucity of studies on etiology of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in infants. The objective of this study is to document incidence and etiology of ARI in infants, their seasonal variability and association of clinical profile with etiology. METHODS: A birth cohort was followed for the first year of life; for each episode of ARI, nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected to identify the causative respiratory virus(es) using multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay...
January 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742734/pleuromutilins-potent-drugs-for-resistant-bugs-mode-of-action-and-resistance
#18
REVIEW
Susanne Paukner, Rosemarie Riedl
Pleuromutilins are antibiotics that selectively inhibit bacterial translation and are semisynthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring tricyclic diterpenoid pleuromutilin, which received its name from the pleuromutilin-producing fungus Pleurotus mutilus Tiamulin and valnemulin are two established derivatives in veterinary medicine for oral and intramuscular administration. As these early pleuromutilin drugs were developed at a time when companies focused on major antibacterial classes, such as the β-lactams, and resistance was not regarded as an issue, interest in antibiotic research including pleuromutilins was limited...
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728851/association-between-infectious-burden-socioeconomic-status-and-ischemic-stroke
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Frederick Palm, Pirkko J Pussinen, Annette Aigner, Heiko Becher, Florian Buggle, Matthias F Bauer, Caspar Grond-Ginsbach, Anton Safer, Christian Urbanek, Armin J Grau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Infectious diseases contribute to stroke risk, and are associated with socioeconomic status (SES). We tested the hypotheses that the aggregate burden of infections increases the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) and partly explains the association between low SES and ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a case-control study with 470 ischemic stroke patients and 809 age- and sex-matched controls, randomly selected from the population, antibodies against the periodontal microbial agents Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis, against Chlamydia pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (IgA and IgG), and CagA-positive Helicobacter pylori (IgG) were assessed...
October 5, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727592/to-study-the-association-between-anti-chlamydia-pneumoniae-antibodies-igg-anti-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-antibodies-igg-and-coronary-artery-disease-cad
#20
N S Kochar, S Garg, A Oberoi, S Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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