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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782535/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-cd4-and-cd8-t-cells-differ-in-their-capacity-to-recognize-infected-macrophages
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Jason D Yang, Daniel Mott, Rujapak Sutiwisesak, Yu-Jung Lu, Fiona Raso, Britni Stowell, Greg Hunter Babunovic, Jinhee Lee, Steve M Carpenter, Sing Sing Way, Sarah M Fortune, Samuel M Behar
Containment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection requires T cell recognition of infected macrophages. Mtb has evolved to tolerate, evade, and subvert host immunity. Despite a vigorous and sustained CD8+ T cell response during Mtb infection, CD8+ T cells make limited contribution to protection. Here, we ask whether the ability of Mtb-specific T cells to restrict Mtb growth is related to their capacity to recognize Mtb-infected macrophages. We derived CD8+ T cell lines that recognized the Mtb immunodominant epitope TB10...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781535/mir-1178-regulates-mycobacterial-survival-and-inflammatory-responses-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-partly-via-tlr4
#2
Ge Shi, Guofeng Mao, Kejie Xie, Dongdong Wu, Wei Wang
Tuberculosis is chronic respiratory infectious disease and is caused by the infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb). Macrophages play an important role in host immune response against M.tb infection, which is regulated by various factors, including microRNAs (miRNAs). The present study aimed to examine the in vitro functional role of miR-1178 in mycobacterial survival and inflammatory responses induced by M.tb infection in human macrophages. Our results showed that M.tb infection increased the expression of miR-1178 in human macrophages (HTP-1 and U937 cells) in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779954/construction-of-fluorescent-analogs-to-follow-the-uptake-and-distribution-of-cobalamin-vitamin-b-12-in-bacteria-worms-and-plants
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Andrew D Lawrence, Emi Nemoto-Smith, Evelyne Deery, Joseph A Baker, Susanne Schroeder, David G Brown, Jennifer M A Tullet, Mark J Howard, Ian R Brown, Alison G Smith, Helena I Boshoff, Clifton E Barry, Martin J Warren
Vitamin B12 is made by only certain prokaryotes yet is required by a number of eukaryotes such as mammals, fish, birds, worms, and Protista, including algae. There is still much to learn about how this nutrient is trafficked across the domains of life. Herein, we describe ways to make a number of different corrin analogs with fluorescent groups attached to the main tetrapyrrole-derived ring. A further range of analogs were also constructed by attaching similar fluorescent groups to the ribose ring of cobalamin, thereby generating a range of complete and incomplete corrinoids to follow uptake in bacteria, worms, and plants...
April 28, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779780/on-sunspots-click-science-and-molecular-iconography
#4
Igor Mokrousov
CRISPR-spoligotyping and MIRU-VNTR typing, SITVIT_WEB and MIRU-VNTRplus are the methods and online resources most widely used for Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotype family assignment and clustering analysis. They have been proven invaluable for molecular epidemiological studies of this important human pathogen in setting up the terminology and classification framework. However, they are inherently limited by insufficient knowledge of evolution of the targeted genome loci (especially, CRISPR). The situation is aggravated by the dogmatic, iconographic perception of these increasingly user-friendly online tools...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779779/evaluation-of-pyrosequencing-for-extensive-drug-resistance-defining-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-for-use-in-public-healthcare
#5
Remya Nambiar, Daksha Shah, Kanchan Ajbani, Mubin Kazi, Meeta Sadani, Anjali Shetty, Padmaja Keskar, Sanjeev Kamble, Alex van Belkum, Camilla Rodrigues
MGIT 960 drug susceptibility testing (DST) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was compared for performance and speed with pyrosequencing (PSQ). Pulmonary samples (n = 100), from GeneXpert/MTB/Rifampicin-resistant patients receiving second-line treatment for 1-3 months, were subjected to DST and PSQ for seven drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, kanamycin, amikacin, capreomycin, moxifloxacin, and ofloxacin). The mean time-to-result was 35 and two days for DST and PSQ, respectively. Average concordancy was 92.7%. Theoretically, PSQ showed substantial incremental value over the commercial Genotype MTBDRplus/sl...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779778/identification-of-tb-e12-as-a-novel-ftsz-inhibitor-with-anti-tuberculosis-activity
#6
Yuan Lin, Hongjuan Zhang, Ningyu Zhu, Xia Wang, Yanxing Han, Minghua Chen, Jiandong Jiang, Shuyi Si
The global pandemic of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) drives for more effective anti-TB drugs with new drug target. Filamentous temperature sensitive protein Z (FtsZ), a GTP dependent prokaryotic cell division protein, forms a dynamic Z-ring in the center of the cell. Differences between bacterial FtsZ and eukaryotic tubulin make FtsZ a highly attractive drug target. In this study, we used phenotype screening of M. smegmatis and model screening targeting M. tuberculosis FtsZ (Mtb-FtsZ) to identify a hit compound TB-E12...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779777/interleukin-23-interleukin-17-axis-activated-by-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-is-attenuated-in-patients-with-mac-lung-disease
#7
Chin-Chung Shu, Jann-Yuan Wang, Ming-Fang Wu, Hsin-Chih Lai, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)-lung disease (LD) is increasing in patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, data on host vulnerability to MAC-related immune responses, and in particular the interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis, are lacking. METHODS: We enrolled 50 patients with MAC-LD, 25 age-matched patients with tuberculosis (TB) and 25 controls. We measured levels of plasma cytokines, and studied IL-12/IL-17 responses in macrophage and lymphocyte activation to MAC...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779776/rd-rio-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lineage-in-the-brazil-paraguay-argentina-triple-border
#8
Aryadne Larissa de Almeida, Regiane Bertin de Lima Scodro, Hayalla Corrêa de Carvalho, Giovana Ferreira Costacurta, Vanessa Pietrowski Baldin, Nathally Claudiane Souza Santos, Luciana Dias Ghiraldi-Lopes, Paula Aline Zanetti Campanerut-Sá, Vera Lucia Dias Siqueira, Katiany Rizzieri Caleffi-Ferracioli, Flávia Kazumi Shibata, Andressa Sprada, Rosilene Fressatti Cardoso
The high tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates, the closeness of the cities and the high migration flux on the Brazil/Paraguay/Argentina border deserves an in-depth study, using Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Unit (MIRU) and Spoligotyping genetic markers to explore the impact of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis RDRio lineage on disease transmission and resistance to anti-TB drugs in this setting. Although without the totality of M. tuberculosis isolates causing TB in this studied setting, a number of 97 isolates obtained from sputa samples culture of patients with confirmed TB, from 2013 to 2015, were submitted to 24 loci MIRU, Spoligotyping, detection of RDRio lineage and detection of mutation related to isoniazid and rifampicin resistance by MTBDRplus/DNA STRIP...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779775/accuracy-of-whole-genome-sequencing-versus-phenotypic-mgit-and-commercial-molecular-tests-for-detection-of-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolated-from-patients-in-brazil-and-mozambique
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Cinara Silva Feliciano, Evangelina Inacio Namburete, Jéssica Rodrigues Plaça, Kamila Peronni, Anzaan Dippenaar, Robin Mark Warren, Wilson Araújo Silva, Valdes Roberto Bollela
BACKGROUND: The fast and accurate diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is critical to reducing the spread of disease. Although commercial genotypic drug-susceptibility tests (DST) are close to the goal, they are still not able to detect all relevant DR-TB related mutations. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) allows better comprehension of DR-TB with a great discriminatory power. We aimed to evaluate WGS in M. tuberculosis isolates compared with phenotypic and genotypic DST. METHODS: This cross-sectional study evaluated 30 isolates from patients with detected DR-TB in Brazil and Mozambique...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779774/the-impact-of-repeated-nalc-naoh-decontamination-on-the-performance-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay
#10
Andrea Rachow, Elmar Saathoff, Bariki Mtafya, Daniel Mapamba, Chacha Mangu, Gabriel Rojas-Ponce, Nyanda E Ntinginya, Martin Boeree, Norbert Heinrich, Stephen H Gillespie, Michael Hoelscher
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis in unprocessed or NALC/NaOH- decontaminated sputum. The effect of repeated NALC/NaOH-decontamination on several Xpert performance parameters was assessed in this study. A second NALC/NaOH-decontamination had no effect on the binary Xpert-outcome but increased the value for the quantitative readout (CTmin ). Repeated decontamination was not associated with PCR-inhibition or invalid results. The CTmin of M.tb positive samples was higher in inhibited Xpert runs...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779773/reverse-line-probe-assay-for-cheap-detection-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#11
Memona Yasmin, Guislaine Refregier, Rubina Tabassum Siddiqui, Rizwan Iqbal, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Sabira Tahseen
More and more Single Nucleotide Polymosrphisms of interest among pathogenic organisms are described with the advent of Whole Genome Sequencing but WGS approach is still too expensive, time consuming, and relying on bioinformatical means that are not available in many developing countries. This study presents a low-cost reverse hybridization line probe technique for detecting SNPs in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The proposed test is able to detect mutations in the RRDR of rpoB gene in M. tuberculosis with specificity and sensitivity of 98% and 100%, respectively and for an average cost of less than €3 per sample...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779772/dissecting-whole-genome-sequencing-based-online-tools-for-predicting-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-can-we-use-them-for-clinical-decision-guidance
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Rita Macedo, Alexandra Nunes, Isabel Portugal, Sílvia Duarte, Luís Vieira, João Paulo Gomes
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS)-based bioinformatics platforms for the rapid prediction of resistance will soon be implemented in the Tuberculosis (TB) laboratory, but their accuracy assessment still needs to be strengthened. Here, we fully-sequenced a total of 54 multidrug-resistant (MDR) and five susceptible TB strains and performed, for the first time, a simultaneous evaluation of the major four free online platforms (TB Profiler, PhyResSE, Mykrobe Predictor and TGS-TB). Overall, the sensitivity of resistance prediction ranged from 84...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779771/genetic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isoniazid-monoresistant-and-multidrug-resistant-in-rio-grande-do-sul-a-tuberculosis-high-burden-state-in-brazil
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Leonardo Souza Esteves, Elis Regina Dalla Costa, Sidra Ezidio Gonçalves Vasconcellos, Andrei Vargas, Sérgio Luis Montego Ferreira Junior, Maria Laura Halon, Marta Osorio Ribeiro, Rodrigo Rodenbusch, Harrison Magdinier Gomes, Philip N Suffys, Maria Lucia R Rossetti
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem in the world and Brazil is among the countries with the highest incidence and prevalence rates, and Rio Grande do Sul, a Brazilian state, occupy a prominent position. Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) further aggravates this scenario, making it more difficult to treat and control the disease. Isoniazid monoresistance (IMR) may increase the risk of progression to MDR-TB and treatment failure. However, most drug resistance molecular tests only focus on detecting rifampicin (RIF) resistance...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779768/genetic-diversity-of-antigen-38-kda-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-from-china
#14
Yingzhen Du, Hongxia Li, Xuebing Qin, Yan Wang, Zhijian Zhang, Geping Qu, Xiangqun Fang, Senyang Yu
We used 335 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from 2010 National Epidemiologic Survey for TB in China and performed comparative sequence analysis of 38 kDa gene after amplification. From the results, we found that there were 5.07% M.tuberculosis strains that demonstrated genetic diversity of 38 kDa in China, and 2.99% strains showed polymorphism of the 38 kDa antigen, and this may be the reason for changes in the antigen produced, which may in turn cause alterations of related functions, thereby allowing immune evasion...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779767/novel-red-fluorescence-protein-based-microplate-assay-for-drug-screening-against-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-using-paraffin
#15
Amar Yeware, Dhiman Sarkar
The hypoxia model of dormancy is widely used in drug screening programs to identify novel inhibitors against latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease. In earlier reported microplate assays, hypoxia was maintained by either sealing the microplate or shifting in an anaerobic chamber to develop dormant phenotype. In these assays, inhibitors were added during inoculation, which mainly represents the active stage inhibitors instead of the dormant ones. Herein, the culture was covered with paraffin to develop hypoxia condition and consequently providing the advantage of adding compounds at any stage during incubation of 96-well plate...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779765/prolonged-intervals-during-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-subunit-vaccine-boosting-contributes-to-eliciting-immunity-mediated-by-central-memory-like-t-cells
#16
Chunxiang Bai, Juanjuan He, Hongxia Niu, Lina Hu, Yanping Luo, Xun Liu, Liang Peng, Bingdong Zhu
It is believed that central memory T cells (TCM ) provide long-term protection against tuberculosis (TB). However, the effects of TB subunit vaccine immunization schedule, especially the vaccination intervals, on T cell immune memory is still unclear. In this study, mice were immunized with fusion protein ESAT6-Ag85B-MPT64 (190-198)-Mtb8.4-Rv2626c (LT70) based subunit vaccine three times according to the following schedules: ① 0, 3rd and 6th week respectively (0-3-6w), ② 0, 4th and 12th week (0-4-12w), and ③ 0, 4th and 24th week (0-4-24w)...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778630/bcg-vaccination-protects-against-infection-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-ascertained-by-tuberculin-skin-testing
#17
Pelzer Pt, Mutayoba B, Cobelens Fgj
OBJECTIVES: There is conflicting evidence as to whether Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination offers protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection ascertained by a positive tuberculin skin test (TST). We investigated the association between BCG vaccination status and TST results in a set of surveys at increasing TST cut-off values to take cross-reactions to BCG vaccination into account. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from three consecutive tuberculin surveys done among schoolchildren in Tanzania between 1990 and 2002...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777693/cleavage-of-molybdopterin-synthase-moad-moae-linear-fusion-by-jamm-mpn-domain-containing-metalloprotease-dr0402-from-deinococcus-radiodurans
#18
Yoon-Mo Yang, Young-Bin Won, Chang-Jun Ji, Jung-Hoon Kim, Su-Hyun Ryu, Youn-Ha Ok, Jin-Won Lee
Molybdenum cofactor (Moco), molybdopterin (MPT) complexed with molybdenum, is an essential cofactor required for the catalytic center of diverse enzymes in all domains of life. Since Moco cannot be taken up as a nutrient unlike many other cofactors, Moco requires de novo biosynthesis. During the synthesis of MPT, the sulfur atom on the C-terminus of MoaD is transferred to cyclic pyranopterin monophosphate (cPMP) which is bound in the substrate pocket of MoaE. MoaD is a ubiquitin-like (Ubl) protein and has a C-terminal di-Gly motif which is a common feature of Ubl proteins...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776430/recurrent-bilateral-mycobacterium-bovis-necrotizing-epididymitis-a-case-report
#19
Simon Grandjean-Lapierre, Simon-Djamel Thiberville, Mustapha Fellag, Christophe Eghazarian, Feriel Bouzid, Christina Gavril, Michel Drancourt
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium bovis causing tuberculosis in animals is responsible for zoonotic tuberculosis in patients. Veterinary control measures and milk pasteurization has led to a significant decrease in human cases of M. bovis infections in developed countries. CASE PRESENTATION: We diagnosed recurrent M. bovis epididymitis in a 63-year old Caucasian man without any signs of pulmonary or disseminated disease. Relevant epidemiological expositions included camel milk drinking during prolonged travels in Niger, prior to initial clinical manifestations...
May 18, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775608/regulation-of-the-gyr-operon-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-overlapping-promoters-dna-topology-and-reiterative-transcription
#20
Rajiv Kumar Jha, Priyanka Tare, Valakunja Nagaraja
DNA gyrase introduces negative supercoils into DNA to maintain topological homeostasis. The genes encoding gyrase, gyrB and gyrA, form a dicistronic operon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and other actinobacteria. Earlier work indicated that DNA relaxation stimulates the expression of the gyr genes, a phenomenon termed relaxation-stimulated transcription (RST). The present study addresses the underlying mechanism of gyr operon regulation. The operon is regulated by overlapping and divergently oriented promoters located upstream of gyrB...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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