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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822762/rab11a-is-required-for-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-induced-autophagy-to-promote-viral-replication
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Kai Wang, Shuaifeng Li, Tesfaye Worku, Xingjie Hao, Liaohan Yang, Shujun Zhang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is the leading virus known to cause massive economic loss in pig industry worldwide. In our previous study, transcriptional profiling of PRRSV-infected lung tissue of Tongcheng and landrane pigs, which have highly pathogenic PRRSV (HP-PRRSV) susceptibility differences, showed differential expression of Rab11a. The small GTPase Rab11a regulates intracellular membrane trafficking events involved in autophagy. However, the involvement of convergence of endosomal Rab11a and autophagy pathways during PRRSV infection is still unclear...
August 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819653/targeting-cytokines-in-gvhd-therapy
#2
Sandeep Kumar, Hemn Mohammadpour, Xuefang Cao
Transplantation of donor-derived allogeneic hematopoietic cells causes increased survival in patients suffering from various blood cancers and other hematologic and immunologic diseases. However, this health benefit is limited to certain patients. One major complication is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) that occurs when donor-derived immune cells recognize host cells/tissues as foreign and perpetrate subsequent destruction. Cytokines are a major class of effector molecules that are involved in GVHD pathogenesis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814524/mutation-of-the-putative-immunosuppressive-domain-of-the-retroviral-envelope-glycoprotein-compromises-infectivity
#3
Urszula Eksmond, Bryony Jenkins, Julia Merkenschlager, Walther Mothes, Jonathan P Stoye, George Kassiotis
The envelope glycoprotein of diverse endogenous and exogenous retroviruses is considered inherently immunosuppressive. Extensive work mapped the immunosuppressive activity to a highly conserved domain, termed the immunosuppressive domain (ISD), in the transmembrane (TM) subunit of the envelope glycoprotein and identified two naturally polymorphic key residues that afford immunosuppressive activity to distinct envelope glycoproteins. Concurrent mutation of these two key residues (E14R and A20F) in the envelope glycoprotein of Friend murine leukemia virus (F-MLV) ISD has been reported to abolish its immunosuppressive activity, without affecting its fusogenicity, and to weaken the ability of the virus to replicate specifically in immunocompetent hosts...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802182/inflammatory-markers-as-risk-factors-for-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-microbes-in-diabetic-foot-subjects
#4
Saba Noor, Abhijit Girish Borse, Maaz Ozair, Alok Raghav, Iqbal Parwez, Jamal Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), a dreadful microvascular complication of diabetes is responsible for substantial increase in morbidity and mortality. Infection, not a cause, but a consequence in DFUs that accounts for minor or major limb loss. The current study aimed to evaluate the microbial etiology of infected diabetic foot ulcers in northern tertiary care hospital, assessment of risk factors and role of inflammatory markers involved in colonization of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and their impact on the outcome...
May 3, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792179/listeria-in-adults-truly-rare-or-rarely-diagnosed-in-india
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Arjun Rajalakshmi, Ram Gopalakrishnan, P Senthur Nambi, P Vishnu Rao, V Ramasubramanian
Listeria monocytogenes is a facultative anaerobic intracellular Gram positive rod causing infection in pregnant women, extremes of age and immune-compromised hosts. In clinical specimens, the organisms may be gram-variable: laboratory misidentification of L. monocytogenes isolates as diphtheroids, streptococci, or enterococci is not uncommon and the isolation of a diphtheroid from blood or CSF should always alert the clinician to the possibility that the organism may be L. monocytogenes. The disease has rarely been reported in India in non-pregnant adults...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782183/pectin-nanocoating-reduces-proinflammatory-fibroblast-response-to-bacteria
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A Mieszkowska, J Folkert, T Gaber, K Miksch, K Gurzawska
Implant failures are primarily related to bacterial infections and inflammation. Nanocoating of implant devices with organic molecules is a method used for improving their integration into host tissues and limiting inflammation. Bioengineered plant-derived rhamnogalacturonan-Is (RG-Is) from pectins improve tissue regeneration and exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the in vitro effect of RG-I nanocoating on human gingival primary fibroblast (HGF) activity and proinflammatory response following Porphyromonas gingivalis (P...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768707/impact-of-childhood-malnutrition-on-host-defense-and-infection
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REVIEW
Marwa K Ibrahim, Mara Zambruni, Christopher L Melby, Peter C Melby
The global impact of childhood malnutrition is staggering. The synergism between malnutrition and infection contributes substantially to childhood morbidity and mortality. Anthropometric indicators of malnutrition are associated with the increased risk and severity of infections caused by many pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminths. Since childhood malnutrition commonly involves the inadequate intake of protein and calories, with superimposed micronutrient deficiencies, the causal factors involved in impaired host defense are usually not defined...
October 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767707/murine-gammaherpesvirus-m2-antigen-modulates-splenic-b-cell-activation-and-terminal-differentiation-in-vivo
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Shariya Terrell, Samuel H Speck
Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) infection of laboratory strains of mice has provided a tractable small animal model for dissecting gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis. The MHV68 latency associated antigen M2 promotes viral latency establishment in germinal center (GC) B cells and plays an important role in virus infection of plasma cells (PCs), which is linked to virus reactivation. More recently, M2 has been highlighted as a potent immunomodulatory molecule capable of hindering both cell-mediated and humoral immunity to MHV68 infection and subsequent challenges...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761459/molecular-detection-and-genotyping-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-chicken-beef-and-lamb-meat-consumed-in-northwestern-iran
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Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Mohammad Moradi, Esmaeil Fallah, Faezeh Hamidi, Najibeh Asl Rahnamaye Akbari
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii, the obligate, intracellular parasite afflicts human in diverse ways such as ingestion of tissue cysts in undercooked meat. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and genotyping of Toxoplasma isolated from meat samples being consumed in East Azerbaijan, Northwest of Iran. METHODS: Overall, 150 samples including chicken, beef and lamb meat were collected from retailers in different regions of Tabriz, northwestern Iran during April to September 2014...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760851/a-bacterial-stress-response-regulates-expression-of-respiratory-protein-complexes-to-control-envelope-stress-adaptation
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Randi L Guest, Junshu Wang, Julia L Wong, Tracy L Raivio
The Cpx envelope stress response mediates adaptation to stresses that affect protein folding within the envelope of gram-negative bacteria. Recent transcriptome analyses revealed that the Cpx response impacts genes that affect multiple cellular functions predominantly associated with the cytoplasmic membrane. In this study, we examined the connection between the Cpx response and the respiratory complexes NADH dehydrogenase I and cytochrome bo3 in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli We found that the Cpx response directly represses transcription of the nuo and cyo operons and that Cpx-mediated repression of these complexes confers adaptation to stresses that compromise envelope integrity...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752081/absence-of-nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2-is-associated-with-less-distinct-disease-in-campylobacter-jejuni-infected-secondary-abiotic-il-10-deficient-mice
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Markus M Heimesaat, Ursula Grundmann, Marie E Alutis, André Fischer, Stefan Bereswill
Human Campylobacter jejuni-infections are progressively increasing worldwide. Despite their high prevalence and socioeconomic impact the underlying mechanisms of pathogen-host-interactions are only incompletely understood. Given that the innate immune receptor nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2 (Nod2) is involved in clearance of enteropathogens, we here evaluated its role in murine campylobacteriosis. To address this, we applied Nod2-deficient IL-10(-/-) (Nod2(-/-) IL-10(-/-)) mice and IL-10(-/-) counterparts both with a depleted intestinal microbiota to warrant pathogen-induced enterocolitis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746737/divergent-expression-of-cytokinin-biosynthesis-signaling-and-catabolism-genes-underlying-differences-in-feeding-sites-induced-by-cyst-and-root-knot-nematodes
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Carola D Dowd, Demosthenis Chronis, Zoran S Radakovic, Shahid Siddique, Thomas Schmülling, Tomáš Werner, Tatsuo Kakimoto, Florian M W Grundler, Melissa G Mitchum
Cyst and root-knot nematodes are obligate parasites of economic importance with a remarkable ability to reprogram root cells into unique metabolically active feeding sites. Previous studies have suggested a role for cytokinin in feeding site formation induced by these two types of nematodes, but the mechanistic details have not yet been described. Using Arabidopsis as a host plant species, we conducted a comparative analysis of cytokinin genes in response to the beet cyst nematode (BCN), Heterodera schachtii, and the root-knot nematode (RKN), Meloidogyne incognita...
July 26, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744856/age-has-a-role-in-driving-host-immuno-pathological-response-to-alphavirus-infection
#14
REVIEW
Yi-Hao Chan, Lisa F P Ng
Alphaviruses are a group arthropod-borne pathogens capable of causing a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms, ranging from milder symptoms like rashes, fever, and polyarthralgia, to life-threatening encephalitis. This genus of viruses is prevalent globally, and can infect patients across a wide age range. Interestingly, disease severity of virus-infected patients is wide-ranging. Definition on the pathogenesis of alphaviruses, as well as the host factors influencing disease severity remains limited. The innate and adaptive immune systems are important host defenses against alphavirus infections...
July 26, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744279/role-of-inactive-and-active-trypanosoma-cruzi-trans-sialidases-on-t-cell-homing-and-secretion-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Leonardo Freire-de-Lima, Luciana B Gentile, Leonardo M da Fonseca, Kelli M da Costa, Jessica Santos Lemos, Lucas Rodrigues Jacques, Alexandre Morrot, Célio G Freire-de-Lima, Marise P Nunes, Christina M Takiya, Jose O Previato, Lucia Mendonça-Previato
Trans-sialidase from Trypanosoma cruzi (Tc-TS) belongs to a superfamily of proteins that may have enzymatic activity. While enzymatically active members (Tc-aTS) are able to transfer sialic acid from the host cell sialyl-glycoconjugates onto the parasite or to other molecules on the host cell surface, the inactive members (Tc-iTS) are characterized by their lectinic properties. Over the last 10 years, several papers demonstrated that, individually, Tc-aTS or Tc-iTS is able to modulate several biological events...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743817/bacterial-signaling-nucleotides-inhibit-yeast-cell-growth-by-impacting-mitochondrial-and-other-specifically-eukaryotic-functions
#16
Andy Hesketh, Marta Vergnano, Chris Wan, Stephen G Oliver
We have engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae to inducibly synthesize the prokaryotic signaling nucleotides cyclic di-GMP (cdiGMP), cdiAMP, and ppGpp in order to characterize the range of effects these nucleotides exert on eukaryotic cell function during bacterial pathogenesis. Synthetic genetic array (SGA) and transcriptome analyses indicated that, while these compounds elicit some common reactions in yeast, there are also complex and distinctive responses to each of the three nucleotides. All three are capable of inhibiting eukaryotic cell growth, with the guanine nucleotides exhibiting stronger effects than cdiAMP...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740221/escape-from-humoral-immunity-is-associated-with-treatment-failure-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-receiving-long-term-antiretroviral-therapy
#17
Yabo Ouyang, Qianqian Yin, Wei Li, Zhenpeng Li, Desheng Kong, Yanling Wu, Kunxue Hong, Hui Xing, Yiming Shao, Shibo Jiang, Tianlei Ying, Liying Ma
Interindividual heterogeneity in the disease progression of HIV-1-infected patients receiving long-term antiretroviral therapy suggests that some host-related factors may have limited treatment efficacy. To understand the nature of factors contributing to treatment failure, we performed a retrospective cohort study of 45 chronically HIV-1-infected individuals sharing a similar demographics and route of infection, compared the differences between virologically suppressed (VS) and treatment failure (TF) patients with respect to clinical, immunological and virological characteristics...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737154/effect-of-dose-and-frequency-of-exposure-to-infectious-stages-on-trematode-infection-intensity-and-success-in-mussels
#18
Caroline Liddell, Jennifer E Welsh, Jaap van der Meer, David W Thieltges
Marine parasites such as trematodes often compromise the fitness of their hosts. Such effects are generally considered to be density-dependent, i.e. the greater the infection intensity in the host, the greater the detrimental impact on host fitness. However, the mechanisms determining infection in marine hosts are still poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effect of cercarial dose and exposure frequency (single vs. trickle infections) of a marine trematode parasite, Himasthla elongata (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae), on infection intensity and success in its second intermediate host, the blue mussel Mytilus edulis, an abundant and widely distributed bivalve in European coastal waters...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736159/a-novel-ccr-2-tlr-2-triggered-signaling-in-murine-peritoneal-macrophages-intensifies-bacterial-staphylococcus-aureus-killing-by-reactive-oxygen-species-through-tnf-r1
#19
Ajeya Nandi, Biswadev Bishayi
Macrophages are remarkably versatile in their ability to recognize and respond to a wide range of stimuli by expressing a variety of surface and intracellular receptors and triggering multiple signal transduction pathways. The onset of microbial infection is primarily determined by the initial contacts made by the microbes with the host macrophages. Although there prevail a relationship between the chemokine receptor and Toll like receptors during disease, particularly TLR-2 and CCR-2 signaling interdependence on each other has not been yet investigated during acute staphylococcal infection...
July 20, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735083/incidence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-in-microbial-community-of-cancer-patients-and-evaluation-of-their-resistant-pattern
#20
Mervat Morsy Abbas Ahmed El-Gendy, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed El-Bondkly, Abeer Ali Keera, Amal Mohamed Ali
Cancer patients are prone to MRSA infection due to a number of factors include prolongedhospitalization, intravascular catheterization, compromised host immunity, malignancy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy surgery, prior antibiotic therapy and prolonged operative time. Among 468 Staphylococcus isolates, 283 were methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates (MRSA), which indicated the occurrence and prevalence of MRSA isolates among cancer patients. The highest number of MRSA strains were isolated from male (124 isolates), female (90 isolates) followed by children (69 isolates) which represent 43...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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