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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546072/dendrimer-conjugated-peptide-vaccine-enhances-clearance-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genital-infection
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Ingrid S Ganda, Qian Zhong, Mirabela Hali, Ricardo L C Albuquerque, Francine F Padilha, Sandro R P da Rocha, Judith A Whittum-Hudson
Peptide-based vaccines have emerged in recent years as promising candidates in the prevention of infectious diseases. However, there are many challenges to maintaining in vivo peptide stability and enhancement of peptide immunogenicity to generate protective immunity which enhances clearance of infections. Here, a dendrimer-based carrier system is proposed for peptide-based vaccine delivery, and shows its anti-microbial feasibility in a mouse model of Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydiae are the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacteria worldwide, and also the causal agent of trachoma, the leading cause of preventable infectious blindness...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535856/chlamydia-trachomatis-induces-an-upregulation-of-molecular-biomarkers-podoplanin-wilms-tumour-gene-1-osteopontin-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-mesothelial-cells
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Anna De Filippis, Elisabetta Buommino, Marina Di Domenico, Antonia Feola, Raffaella Brunetti-Pierri, Antonietta Rizzo
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent infection of the genital tract in women worldwide. C. trachomatis has a tendency to cause persistent infection and induce a state of chronic inflammation, which has been reported to play a role in carcinogenesis. We report that persistent C. trachomatis infection increases the expression of inflammatory tumour cytokines and upregulates molecular biomarkers such as podoplanin, Wilms' tumour gene 1 and osteopontin in primary cultures of mesothelial cells (Mes1) and human mesothelioma cells (NCI)...
May 23, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535295/bioinformatic-analysis-of-bacteria-and-host-cell-dual-rna-sequencing-experiments
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James W Marsh, Regan J Hayward, Amol C Shetty, Anup Mahurkar, Michael S Humphrys, Garry S A Myers
Bacterial pathogens subvert host cells by manipulating cellular pathways for survival and replication; in turn, host cells respond to the invading pathogen through cascading changes in gene expression. Deciphering these complex temporal and spatial dynamics to identify novel bacterial virulence factors or host response pathways is crucial for improved diagnostics and therapeutics. Dual RNA sequencing (dRNA-Seq) has recently been developed to simultaneously capture host and bacterial transcriptomes from an infected cell...
May 23, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535271/measuring-trachomatous-inflammation-intense-ti-when-prevalence-is-low-provides-data-on-infection-with-chlamydia-trachomatis
#4
Andrea I Zambrano, Beatriz E Muñoz, Harran Mkocha, Laura Dize, Charlotte A Gaydos, Thomas Quinn, Sheila K West
Purpose: Clinical trachoma is the current measure of effectiveness of antibiotic and environmental improvements in trachoma endemic communities. Impact assessments measure only trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF). Trachomatous inflammation-intense (TI) is not used for decisions on stopping mass drug administration (MDA) or achieving intervention goals. We tested the supposition that TI was not associated with Chlamydia trachomatis when disease prevalence is low. Methods: In 35 communities undergoing MDA as part of a larger project, 110 children ages 1 to 9 years were randomly selected in each community for surveys at baseline, 6, and 12 months...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534712/benefit-of-adjunct-universal-rectal-screening-for-chlamydia-genital-infections-in-women-attending-canadian-sexually-transmitted-infection-clinics
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Nguyen X Thanh, Ilke Akpinar, Jennifer Gratrix, Sabrina Plitt, Petra Smyczek, Ron Read, Philip Jacobs, Tom Wong, Ameeta E Singh
Adding universal rectal screening to urogenital screening should positively impact rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) incidence in affected populations. A dynamic Markov model was used to evaluate costs and outcomes of three rectal CT screening strategies among women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Alberta, Canada: universal urogenital-only screening (UG-only), additional selected (exposure-based) rectal screening (UG+SR), and additional universal rectal screening (UG+UR). The model included two mutually exclusive health states: infected and susceptible...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532600/population-attributable-fraction-of-tubal-factor-infertility-associated-with-chlamydia
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Rachel J Gorwitz, Harold C Wiesenfeld, Pai Lien Chen, Karen R Hammond, Karen A Sereday, Catherine L Haggerty, Robert E Johnson, John R Papp, Dmitry M Kissin, Tara C Henning, Edward W Hook, Michael P Steinkampf, Lauri E Markowitz, William M Geisler
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis infection is highly prevalent among young women in the United States. Prevention of long-term sequelae of infection, including tubal factor infertility, is a primary goal of chlamydia screening and treatment activities. However, the population attributable fraction of tubal factor infertility associated with chlamydia is unclear, and optimal measures for assessing tubal factor infertility and prior chlamydia in epidemiologic studies have not been established...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531212/epidemiological-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-common-lower-genital-tract-infections-and-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-infections-among-women-in-beijing-china
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Dai Zhang, Ting Li, Lei Chen, Xiaosong Zhang, Gengli Zhao, Zhaohui Liu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of lower genital tract infections in China has been increasing in recent years. The link between high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remains unclear. METHODS: From March to October 2014, gynecological examinations and questionnaires were conducted on 1218 married women. Cervical secretions and vaginal swab specimens were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU), yeast, clue cells and HR-HPV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529959/getting-inside-type-i-ifns-type-i-ifns-in-intracellular-bacterial-infections
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Deann T Snyder, Jodi F Hedges, Mark A Jutila
Type I interferons represent a unique and complex group of cytokines, serving many purposes during innate and adaptive immunity. Discovered in the context of viral infections, type I IFNs are now known to have myriad effects in infectious and autoimmune disease settings. Type I IFN signaling during bacterial infections is dependent on many factors including whether the infecting bacterium is intracellular or extracellular, as different signaling pathways are activated. As such, the repercussions of type I IFN induction can positively or negatively impact the disease outcome...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528844/prevalence-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhea-and-associated-factors-among-women-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-brazil-a-multicenter-study
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Angelica E Miranda, Mariangela F Silveira, Ana Gabriela Travassos, Teresinha Tenório, Isabel Cristina Chulvis do Val, Leonor de Lannoy Tavares, Hortensio Simões de Mattos Junior, Newton Sergio de Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) cause infections in the female genital tract, increasing susceptibility to and infectiousness of HIV. The objectives of the present study were to determine the prevalence and associated factors of CT and GC infection among HIV-infected women in Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted from March to December 2015, including HIV-infected women attending referral centers in nine states of Brazil, aged 18-49 years, nonpregnant...
May 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520912/lower-levels-of-cervicovaginal-tryptophan-are-associated-with-natural-clearance-of-chlamydia-in-women
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Stephen J Jordan, Kristin M Olson, Stephen Barnes, Landon S Wilson, Taylor F Berryhill, Rakesh Bakshi, LaDraka' T Brown, Christen G Press, William M Geisler
Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infection causes significant morbidity. In vitro studies demonstrate Ct growth inhibition occurs by interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)-mediated depletion of intracellular tryptophan, and some Ct strains utilize extracellular indole to restore tryptophan levels. Whether tryptophan levels are associated with Ct infection in clearance humans remains unknown. We evaluated tryptophan, indole, and IFN-γ levels in cervicovaginal lavages from women with either naturally cleared Ct infection or persisting Ct infection...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520854/declines-in-hpv-associated-high-grade-cervical-lesions-after-introduction-of-hpv-vaccines-in-connecticut-us-2008-2015
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Linda M Niccolai, James I Meek, Monica Brackney, James L Hadler, Lynn E Sosa, Daniel M Weinberger
Background: Trends in HPV-associated cervical lesions can provide an indication of vaccine impact. Our purpose was to measure trends in cervical lesions during 2008-2015 and to consider possible explanations including vaccination coverage, changes in screening for cervical cancer, and risk behaviors for acquiring HPV. Methods: Connecticut (CT) implemented mandatory reporting of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2/3 and adenocarcinoma in situ (CIN2+) in 2008...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516400/sytematic-investigation-of-the-role-of-surfactant-composition-and-choice-of-oil-design-of-a-nanoemulsion-based-adjuvant-inducing-concomitant-humoral-and-cd4-t-cell-responses
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Signe Tandrup Schmidt, Malene Aaby Neustrup, Stine Harloff-Helleberg, Karen Smith Korsholm, Thomas Rades, Peter Andersen, Dennis Christensen, Camilla Foged
PURPOSE: Induction of cell-mediated immune (CMI) responses is crucial for vaccine-mediated protection against difficult vaccine targets, e.g., Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct). Adjuvants are included in subunit vaccines to potentiate immune responses, but many marketed adjuvants stimulate predominantly humoral immune responses. Therefore, there is an unmet medical need for new adjuvants, which potentiate humoral and CMI responses. The purpose was to design an oil-in-water nanoemulsion adjuvant containing a synthetic CMI-inducing mycobacterial monomycoloyl glycerol (MMG) analogue to concomitantly induce humoral and CMI responses...
May 17, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515460/chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-of-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-induces-defective-decidualisation-and-chemokine-release
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Sevi Giakoumelou, Nick Wheelhouse, Jeremy Brown, Jean Wade, Ioannis Simitsidellis, Douglas Gibson, Philippa T K Saunders, Patrick Horner, Gary Entrican, Sarah E M Howie, Andrew W Horne
Miscarriage affects ~20% of pregnancies and maternal infections account for ~15% of early miscarriages. Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) has been associated with miscarriage but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Successful implantation requires endometrial stromal cell (ESC) decidualisation. Maintenance of pregnancy requires angiogenesis, establishment of the correct cellular milieu and trophoblast invasion, all of which involve the action of chemokines. Our objective was to determine whether Ct infection impacts upon ESC decidualisation and chemokine secretion...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515200/impact-of-expedited-partner-therapy-ept-implementation-on-chlamydia-incidence-in-the-usa
#14
Okeoma Mmeje, Sarah Wallett, Giselle Kolenic, Jason Bell
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection is important in preventing persistent or recurrent infection. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is the favoured and supported method for STI treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when the provider cannot be assured that all recent sexual partner(s) will seek therapy. EPT is legally permissible in 38 states and is endorsed by healthcare organisations to decrease the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection...
May 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514660/absence-of-specific-chlamydia-trachomatis-inclusion-membrane-proteins-triggers-premature-inclusion-membrane-lysis-and-host-cell-death
#15
Mary M Weber, Jennifer L Lam, Cheryl A Dooley, Nicholas F Noriea, Bryan T Hansen, Forrest H Hoyt, Aaron B Carmody, Gail L Sturdevant, Ted Hackstadt
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen associated with significant morbidity worldwide. As obligate intracellular parasites, chlamydiae must survive within eukaryotic cells for sufficient time to complete their developmental cycle. To promote host cell survival, chlamydiae express poorly understood anti-apoptotic factors. Using recently developed genetic tools, we show that three inclusion membrane proteins (Incs) out of eleven examined are required for inclusion membrane stability and avoidance of host cell death pathways...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510361/chlamydia-trachomatis-transformation-and-allelic-exchange-mutagenesis
#16
Konrad E Mueller, Katerina Wolf, Kenneth A Fields
Gene inactivation is essential for forward and reverse genetic approaches to establish protein function. Techniques such as insertion or chemical mutagenesis have been developed to mutagenize chlamydiae via targeted or random mutagenesis, respectively. Both of these approaches require transformation of chlamydiae to either introduce insertion elements or complement mutants. We have recently developed a targeted mutagenesis strategy, fluorescence-reported allelic exchange mutagenesis (FRAEM), to delete Chlamydia trachomatis L2 genes...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506737/detection-of-genital-chlamydial-and-gonococcal-infection-using-urine-samples-a-community-based-study-from-india
#17
Anjana Krishnan, Sasidharanpillai Sabeena, Parvati V Bhat, Veena Kamath, Maity Hindol, Vahid Rajabali Zadeh, Govindakarnavar Arunkumar
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have a major impact on the reproductive health of women. Among the different etiological agents of STIs, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the main bacterial pathogens that cause sexually transmitted infections in women. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of genital chlamydial and gonococcal infection among women in the age group of 18-65 years from a community-based setting. A community-based cross-sectional study was performed using the archived urine samples (n=811) of women in the age group of 18-65 years for C...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505248/lactobacilli-lactoferrin-interplay-in-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection
#18
Rosa Sessa, Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Alessia Bressan, Paola Mastromarino, Alessandra Vittoria Biasucci, Luigi Rosa, Antimo Cutone, Francesca Berlutti, Rosalba Paesano, Piera Valenti
In the cervico-vaginal micro-environment, lactobacilli are known to protect against genital infections and, amongst the host defence compounds, lactoferrin has recently acquired importance for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. An abnormal genital micro-environment facilitates the acquisition of pathogens like Chlamydia trachomatis, the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections worldwide. The aim of our study is to investigate the effects of Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactobacillus brevis and bovine lactoferrin on chlamydial infection, in order to shed light on the complex interplay between host defence mechanisms and C...
May 15, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505240/incidence-of-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-following-hiv-preexposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-modeling-study
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Samuel M Jenness, Kevin M Weiss, Steven M Goodreau, Thomas Gift, Harrell Chesson, Karen W Hoover, Dawn K Smith, Albert Y Liu, Patrick S Sullivan, Eli S Rosenberg
Background: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV, but risk compensation (RC) in men who have sex with men (MSM) raises concerns about increased sexually transmitted infections (STIs). CDC's PrEP guidelines recommend biannual STI screening, which may reduce incidence by treating STIs that would otherwise remain undiagnosed. We investigated the impact of these two potentially counteracting phenomena. Methods: With a stochastic network-based mathematical model of HIV and rectal/urogenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) transmission dynamics among MSM in the United States, we simulated PrEP uptake following the prescription indications and HIV/STI screening recommendations in the CDC guidelines...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502874/aerobic-vaginitis-no-longer-a-stranger
#20
Gilbert G G Donders, Gert Bellen, Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Kateryna Ruban, Pedro Vieira-Baptista
Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is the name given in 2002 to a vaginal infectious entity which was not recognized as such before. It is characterized by abnormal (dysbiotic) vaginal microflora containing aerobic, enteric bacteria, variable levels of vaginal inflammation and deficient epithelial maturation. Although AV and bacterial vaginosis (BV) share some characteristics, such as a diminished number or absence of lactobacilli, increased discharge (fishy smelling in BV, while in severe forms of AV, a foul, rather rotten smell may be present) and increased pH (often more pronounced in AV), there are also striking differences between the two...
May 11, 2017: Research in Microbiology
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