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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101043/effects-of-disseminated-mycobacterial-infection-on-age-related-macular-degeneration
#1
Geoffrey Collett, Natalia Lopez, Pedro F Lopez
Our patient, in the 7th decade of life, presented with worsening blurry vision over 3 weeks. The pertinent history included nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, recent pulmonary mycobacterial infection, and autoimmune pancreatitis. The patient had decreased visual acuity in both eyes; the remaining findings of our examination were relatively benign. The diagnosis of bilateral exudative age-related macular degeneration was aided by ocular imaging. Not only were exudative changes confirmed, but one modality suggested an underlying occult choroiditis, which presumably fueled a local inflammatory drive leading to evolution of the disease...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099547/primary-cutaneous-mycobacterium-avium-complex-infection-following-squamous-cell-carcinoma-excision
#2
Joseph Dyer, Jonathan Weiss, W Stephen Steiner, Julie A Barber
Primary cutaneous Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection is rare, particularly among immunocompetent patients. We present the case of a purportedly healthy patient with primary cutaneous MAC infection arising within the excision margins of multiple infiltrating squamous cell carcinomas.
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091937/ocular-mycobacteriosis-dual-infection-of-m-tuberculosis-complex-with-m-fortuitum-and-m-bovis
#3
Kusum Sharma, Natasha Gautam, Megha Sharma, Mohit Dogra, Priya Bajgai, Basavaraj Tigari, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta, Surya Prakash Sharma, Ramandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: We report unfavorable outcome in a patient with subretinal granuloma caused by dual infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex with Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium bovis in an immunosuppressed, non-HIV patient. We did a systematic review of literature on dual infection due to M. tuberculosis and M. fortuitum via MEDLINE and PUBMED and could not find any case reported of causing this kind of dual infection in the eye. RESULTS: A 38-year-old Indian male patient presented with decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months, diagnosed as tubercular choroidal granuloma with associated retinal angiomatosis proliferans (RAP) lesion...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089289/evaluation-of-five-serologic-assays-for-bovine-tuberculosis-surveillance-in-domestic-free-range-pigs-from-southern-spain
#4
Fernando Cardoso-Toset, Inmaculada Luque, Librado Carrasco, Francisco Jurado-Martos, María Ángeles Risalde, Ángel Venteo, José A Infantes-Lorenzo, Javier Bezos, Paloma Rueda, Istar Tapia, Christian Gortázar, Lucas Domínguez, Mercedes Domínguez, Jaime Gomez-Laguna
In countries where bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is still prevalent the contact among different animal species in extensive systems contributes to the circulation of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and other members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC). Thus, free-range pigs can develop subclinical infections and may contribute to disease spread to bovine and wildlife. Serodiagnosis has been proposed as a screening tool for detecting infected pig herds; however, the value of this method to obtain an accurate diagnosis in this species is still not clear...
December 29, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087945/innate-immune-responses-to-tuberculosis
#5
Jeffrey S Schorey, Larry S Schlesinger
Tuberculosis remains one of the greatest threats to human health. The causative bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is acquired by the respiratory route. It is exquisitely adapted to humans and is a prototypic intracellular pathogen of macrophages, with alveolar macrophages being the primary conduit of infection and disease. However, M. tuberculosis bacilli interact with and are affected by several soluble and cellular components of the innate immune system which dictate the outcome of primary infection, most commonly a latently infected healthy human host, in whom the bacteria are held in check by the host immune response within the confines of tissue granuloma, the host histopathologic hallmark...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087940/the-memory-immune-response-to-tuberculosis
#6
Joanna R Kirman, Marcela I Henao-Tamayo, Else Marie Agger
Immunological memory is a central feature of the adaptive immune system and a prerequisite for generating effective vaccines. Understanding long-term memory responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis will thus provide us with valuable insights that can guide us in the search for a novel vaccine against tuberculosis (TB). For many years, triggering CD4 T cells and, in particular, those secreting interferon-γ has been the goal of most TB vaccine research, and numerous data from animals and humans support the key role of this subset in protective immunity...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087144/-contribution-of-microbiology-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-castile-and-le%C3%A3-n-spain-findings-of-the-grumicale-2013-study
#7
Ramiro López-Medrano, Teresa Nebreda-Mayoral, M Fé Brezmes-Valdivieso, Susana García-de Cruz, Begoña Nogueira-González, Rafael Sánchez-Arroyo, Almudena Tinajas-Puertas, Nieves Gutiérrez-Zufiaurre, Cristina Labayru-Echeverría, Susana Hernando-Real, Luis López-Urrutia, Octavio Rivero-Lezcano, Belén Ullivarri-Francia, Raquel Rodríguez-Tarazona, Isabel Antolín-Ayala
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: A retrospective study was conducted by collecting microbiological tuberculosis (TB) data in Castile and León during the year 2013 in order to determine the incidence and distribution of TB, and resistance to the tuberculostatic drug, and compare them with the epidemiological data provided by the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance (SIVE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Microbiologists of the 14 hospitals of the Castile and León public health network (GRUMICALE) collected epidemiological, microbiological, and management data from the Microbiology laboratories in the community during the year 2013...
January 10, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081169/assessment-of-a-96-well-plate-assay-of-quantitative-drug-susceptibility-testing-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-china
#8
Hui Xia, Yang Zheng, Bing Zhao, Susan van den Hof, Frank Cobelens, YanLin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the Sensitire MYCOTB MIC Plate (MYCOTB) which could measure the twelve anti-tuberculosis drugs susceptibility on one 96-wells plate. METHODS: A total of 140 MDR-TB strains and 60 non-MDR strains were sub-cultured and 193 strains were finally tested for drug resistance using MYCOTB and agar proportion method (APM) and another 7 strains failed of subculture. The drugs included ofloxacin (Ofx), moxifloxacin (Mfx), rifampin (RFP), amikacin (Am), rifabutin (Rfb), para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), ethionamide (Eth), isoniazid (INH), kanamycin (Km), ethambutol (EMB), streptomycin (Sm), and cycloserine(Cs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077628/the-creatininase-homolog-mfte-from-mycobacterium-smegmatis-catalyzes-a-peptide-cleavage-reaction-in-the-biosynthesis-of-a-novel-ripp
#9
Nathan A Bruender, Vahe Bandarian
Most ribosomally-synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide (RiPP) natural products are processed by tailoring enzymes to create complex natural products that are still recognizably peptide-based. However, some tailoring enzymes dismantle the peptide en route to synthesis of small molecules. The biosynthesis of a small-molecule natural product of as yet unknown structure, mycofactocin, is thought to be synthesized in this way, via the mft gene cluster found in many strains of Mycobacteria. This cluster harbors at least six genes, which appear to be conserved across species...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075068/binding-and-processing-of-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-by-the-transpeptidase-ldtmt2-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#10
Eva Maria Steiner, Gunter Schneider, Robert Schnell
β-lactam antibiotics represent a novel direction in the chemotherapy of tuberculosis that brings the peptidoglycan layer of the complex mycobacterial cell wall in focus as therapeutic target. Peptidoglycan stability in Mycobacterium tuberculosis especially during infection relies on the non-conventional peptide cross-links formed by L,D-transpeptidases. These enzymes are known to be inhibited by β-lactams, primarily carbapenems, leading to a stable covalent modification at the enzyme active site. A panel of sixteen β-lactams antibiotics was characterized by inhibition kinetics, mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography to identify efficient compounds and study their action on the essential transpeptidase LdtMt2 ...
January 11, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071975/dynamics-of-fluoroquinolones-induced-resistance-in-dna-gyrase-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#11
Bharati Pandey, Sonam Grover, Chetna Tyagi, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Aditi Singh, Jagdeep Kaur, Abhinav Grover
DNA gyrase is a validated target of fluoroquinolones which are key components of multidrug resistance (MDR) TB treatment. Most frequent occurring mutations associated with high level of resistance to fluoroquinolone in clinical isolates of TB patients are A90V, D94G and A90V-D94G (double mutant), present in the larger subunit of DNA Gyrase. In order to explicate the molecular mechanism of drug resistance corresponding to these mutations, molecular dynamics and mechanics approach was applied. Structure based molecular docking of complex comprised of DNA bound with Gyrase A (large subunit) and Gyrase C (small subunit) with moxifloxacin revealed high binding affinity to wild type with considerably high Glide XP docking score of -7...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069470/minimal-inhibitory-concentration-distributions-for-mycobacterium-avium-complex-towards-evidence-based-susceptibility-breakpoints
#12
Thomas Schön, Erja Chryssanthou
OBJECTIVE: Patients with clinical infections caused by the Mycobacterium avium-complex (MAC) are treated for at least one year following sputum conversion with a regimen suffering from suboptimal cure rates. The correlation between clinical outcome and drug susceptibility testing breakpoints other than for the macrolides is regarded to be poor. A systematic evaluation of clinical breakpoints against MAC has not been performed so far and thus our aim was to initiate this process by establishing minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) distributions...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063416/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-single-center-experience-in-south-korea
#13
Doo-Ho Lim, Yong-Gil Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Byeongzu Ghang, Soo Min Ahn, Seokchan Hong, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
Background/Aims: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has been increasing worldwide in both general population and immunocompromised patients, which has also been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This study aimed to identify the incidence and clinical characteristics of NTM infection in RA patients living in tuberculosis (TB) infection endemic area. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of NTM infection cases in our RA registry at a tertiary referral center from January 1995 to December 2013...
January 6, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063347/disruption-of-redox-catalytic-functions-of-peroxiredoxin-thioredoxin-complex-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37rv-using-small-interface-binding-molecules
#14
Arun Bahadur Gurung, Amit Kumar Das, Atanu Bhattacharjee
Mycobacterium tuberculosis has distinctive ability to detoxify various microbicidal superoxides and hydroperoxides via a redox catalytic cycle involving thiol reductants of peroxiredoxin (Prx) and thioredoxin (Trx) systems which has conferred on it resistance against oxidative killing and survivability within host. We have used computational approach to disrupt catalytic functions of Prx-Trx complex which can possibly render the pathogen vulnerable to oxidative killing in the host. Using protein-protein docking method, we have successfully constructed the Prx-Trx complex...
December 31, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062754/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-exhibits-lineage-specific-variations-affecting-protein-ductility-and-epitope-recognition
#15
Inmaculada Yruela, Bruno Contreras-Moreira, Carlos Magalhães, Nuno S Osório, Jesús Gonzalo-Asensio
The advent of whole-genome sequencing has provided an unprecedented detail about the evolution and genetic significance of species-specific variations across the whole Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex. However, little attention has been focused on understanding the functional roles of these variations in the protein coding sequences. In this work, we compare the coding sequences from 74 sequenced mycobacterial species including M. africanum, M. bovis, M. canettii, M. caprae, M. orygis, and M. tuberculosis Results show that albeit protein variations affect all functional classes, those proteins involved in lipid and intermediary metabolism and respiration have accumulated mutations during evolution...
January 6, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062011/molecular-identification-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-cattle
#16
N Sweetline Anne, B S M Ronald, T M A Senthil Kumar, P Kannan, A Thangavelu
Bovine tuberculosis continued to be a re-emerging problem in some countries especially in endemic areas due to the fact that human and animal health surveillance system is not adopted to diagnose the infection. This crisis can be attributed due to sharing of the same habitat especially in rural areas. In the present study, a total of 148 samples were collected from cattle for isolation over a period of 3 years from cattle with and without lesions, of which 67 isolates were obtained by culture. Fifty one isolates were identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) by IS6110 PCR of which 43 (84...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056158/mycobacterium-avium-complex-septic-arthritis-presenting-as-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Alexander B Christ, Elena V Zininberg, Kethy M Jules-Elysee, Michael L Parks
Mycobacterium avium complex is a rare cause of musculoskeletal infection, usually occurring in patients with compromised immune systems. Obtaining the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and treatment can be delayed because of difficulty with isolating the organism. Treatment involves prolonged, targeted combination antibiotic therapy, and it is unclear whether eradication of the infection can occur in the presence of a foreign body, such as antibiotic spacers. The authors report a case of M avium infection presenting as presumed osteonecrosis of the femoral head in a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053669/mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-and-associated-risk-factors-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-iranian-patients
#18
Samin Zamani, Mohammad Reza Zali, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Leonardo Antonio Sechi, Magdalena Niegowska, Elisa Caggiu, Rouhollah Keshavarz, Nader Mosavari, Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is described as a relapsing condition with high morbidity and uncertain complex pathogenesis. The association of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) with Crohn's disease (CD) in human has been debated for decades, however there is no confirmed data to verify such relations in Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors and a possible role of MAP in Iranian patients with CD. METHODS: Anti-MAP antibodies were detected in serum of IBD patients and subjects without IBD (nIBD) through ELISA; MAP DNA and viable MAP cells were identified in patients' biopsies through nested PCR and direct culture methods, respectively...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050854/saxifragifolin-d-attenuates-phagosome-maturation-arrest-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-via-an-ampk-and-vps34-dependent-pathway
#19
Jia Zhou, Rui Xu, Xian-Zhi Du, Xiang-Dong Zhou, Qi Li
Saxifragifolin D (SD), a traditional Chinese medicine, is a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound first isolated from Androsace umbellata. Various plant triterpenoids have been reported to exhibit antitubercular activity. In this study, THP-1-derived macrophages were infected with an attenuated M. tuberculosis (M.tb) strain, H37Ra. Intracellular replication of M.tb was evaluated by counting the colonies after 4 weeks of incubation. The results indicated that SD treatment reduced the intracellular replication of M...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050433/primary-liver-abscess-with-anterior-abdominal-wall-extension-caused-by-mycobacteriumtuberculosis-complex
#20
Jayashri Sanjay Pandya, Rahul Vilas Kandekar, Ajeet Ramamani Tiwari, Rahul Kadam, Devbrata Radhikamohan Adhikari
Tubercular liver abscess is generally secondary to some other primary foci in the body, most notably pulmonary and gastrointestinal system. To find primary tubercular liver abscess is rare, with prevalence of 0.34% in patients with hepatic tuberculosis. Abscess tracking into abdominal wall from spinal and para spinal tuberculosis is known, however primary liver tuberculosis rupturing into anterior abdominal wall has been reported only twice in literature. We report a case of 43-year-old female with direct invasion of the anterior abdominal wall from an isolated tubercular parenchymal liver abscess, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, diagnosed primarily on smear for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), imaging and isolated by culture and BACTEC MGIT 960 KIT...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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