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Mycobacterium bovis

Fernando Vargas-Romero, Guillermo Mendoza-Hernández, Francisco Suarez-Güemes, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Mauricio Castañón-Arreola
Mycobacterium bovis is the causative agent of tuberculosis in farms, wildlife and causes sporadic disease in humans. Despite the high similitude in genome sequence between M. bovis strains, some strains like the wild boar 04-303 isolate show a highly virulent phenotype in animal models. Comparative studies will contribute to link protein expression with the virulence phenotype. In vitro, the 04-303 strain was more phagocytized by J774A.1 macrophages in comparison with 444 strain (a cow isolate with the same genotype) and BCG...
October 18, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
Vishnu Priya Bollampalli, Susanne Nylén, Antonio Gigliotti Rothfuchs
Dendritic cells (DCs) are important for initiating immune responses, in part through their ability to acquire and shuttle antigen to the draining lymph node (DLN). The mobilization of DCs to the DLN is complex and remains to be fully elucidated during infection. Herein described is the use of an innovative, simple assay that relies on the fluorochrome 5- and 6-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester (CFSE) to track the migration of DCs during footpad infection with Mycobacterium bovis Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in C57BL/6 mice...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Timothy Lahey, C Fordham von Reyn
Tuberculosis infects millions of people worldwide and remains a leading global killer despite widespread neonatal administration of the tuberculosis vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). BCG has clear and sustained efficacy, but after 10 years, its efficacy appears to wane, at least in some populations. Fortunately, there are many new tuberculosis vaccines in development today, some in advanced stages of clinical trial testing. Here we review the epidemiological need for tuberculosis vaccination, including evolving standards for administration to at risk individuals in developing countries...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Petar Duvnjak, Mario Laguna
The use of live attenuated intravesicular Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy is a generally accepted safe and effective method for the treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder. Although rare, < 5% of patient's treated with intravesicular BCG therapy may develop potentially serious complications, including localized infections to the genitourinary tract, mycotic aneurysms and osteomyelitis. We present here a case of a 63-year-old male who developed left coronary and multiple peripheral M...
August 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Pooja Gopal, Michelle Yee, Jickky Sarathy, Jian Liang Low, Jansy P Sarathy, Firat Kaya, Véronique Dartois, Martin Gengenbacher, Thomas Dick
Pyrazinamide (PZA) is a critical component of first- and second-line treatments of tuberculosis (TB), yet its mechanism of action largely remains an enigma. We carried out a genetic screen to isolate Mycobacterium bovis BCG mutants resistant to pyrazinoic acid (POA), the bioactive derivative of PZA, followed by whole genome sequencing of 26 POA resistant strains. Rather than finding mutations in the proposed candidate targets fatty acid synthase I and ribosomal protein S1, we found resistance conferring mutations in two pathways: missense mutations in aspartate decarboxylase panD, involved in the synthesis of the essential acyl carrier coenzyme A (CoA), and frameshift mutations in the vitro nonessential polyketide synthase genes mas and ppsA-E, involved in the synthesis of the virulence factor phthiocerol dimycocerosate (PDIM)...
September 9, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
M B Huante, S Gupta, V C Calderon, S J Koo, M Sinha, B A Luxon, N J Garg, J J Endsley
Pathogens frequently exploit or evade inflammasome activation in order to survive and proliferate. Alternatively, inadequate inflammasome activation by attenuated microorganisms or adjuvanted subunit vaccines may contribute to poor longevity of protection. To further understand these pathways, we determined the differential inflammasome transcriptome of human THP monocyte-derived macrophages in response to Mycobacterium bovis BCG, as compared to LPS or Trypanosoma cruzi. The results identify the highly specific innate recognition programs associated with inflammasome activation by human macrophages exposed to these microbial stimuli...
September 28, 2016: Tuberculosis
Bryce M Buddle, H Martin Vordermeier, R Glyn Hewinson
In this article we present experimental Mycobacterium bovis infection models in domestic livestock species and how these models were applied to vaccine development, biomarker discovery, and the definition of specific antigens for the differential diagnosis of infected and vaccinated animals. In particular, we highlight synergies between human and bovine tuberculosis (TB) research approaches and data and propose that the application of bovine TB models could make a valuable contribution to human TB vaccine research and that close alignment of both research programs in a one health philosophy will lead to mutual and substantial benefits...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Helen D Donoghue
Tuberculosis is a significant global disease today, so understanding its origins and history is important. It is primarily a lung infection and is transmitted by infectious aerosols from person to person, so a high population density encourages its spread. The causative organism is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an obligate pathogen in the M. tuberculosis complex that also contains closely related species, such as Mycobacterium bovis, that primarily infect animals. Typical bone lesions occur in about 5% of untreated infections...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Deepika Sharma, Brijendra Kumar Tiwari, Subhash Mehto, Cecil Antony, Gunjan Kak, Yogendra Singh, Krishnamurthy Natarajan
The prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) strains eliciting drug resistance has necessitated the need for understanding the complexities of host pathogen interactions. The regulation of calcium homeostasis by Voltage Gated Calcium Channel (VGCCs) upon M. tb infection has recently assumed importance in this area. We previously showed a suppressor role of VGCC during M. tb infections and recently reported the mechanisms of its regulation by M. tb. Here in this report, we further characterize the role of VGCC in mediating defence responses of macrophages during mycobacterial infection...
2016: PloS One
Erik Tenland, Gisela Håkansson, Nader Alaridah, Nataliya Lutay, Anna Rönnholm, Oskar Hallgren, Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Gabriela Godaly
Mycobacterium bovis bacilli Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is used as a benchmark to compare the immunogenicity of new vaccines against tuberculosis. This live vaccine is administered intradermal, but several new studies show that changing the route to mucosal immunisation represents an improved strategy. We analysed the immunomodulatory functions of BCG on human neutrophils and primary airway epithelial cells (AECs), as the early events of mucosal immune activation are unclear. Neutrophils and the primary epithelial cells were found to express the IL-17A receptor subunit IL-17RA, while the expression of IL-17RE was only observed on epithelial cells...
2016: PloS One
Pitiporn Asvapathanagul, Betty H Olson
AIMS: to develop qPCR broad spectrum primers combined with a Nocardia genus specific probe for the identification of a broad spectrum of Nocardia spp. to analyze the effects of using this developed primer and probe set on the ability to quantify Nocardia spp. in mixed DNA. METHODS AND RESULTS: The consequences of using a degenerative primer set and species specific probe for the genus Nocardia on qPCR assays were examined using DNA extracts of pure cultures and activated sludge...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Francisco Olea-Popelka, Adrian Muwonge, Alejandro Perera, Anna S Dean, Elizabeth Mumford, Elisabeth Erlacher-Vindel, Simona Forcella, Benjamin J Silk, Lucica Ditiu, Ahmed El Idrissi, Mario Raviglione, Ottorino Cosivi, Philip LoBue, Paula I Fujiwara
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is recognised as the primary cause of human tuberculosis worldwide. However, substantial evidence suggests that the burden of Mycobacterium bovis, the cause of bovine tuberculosis, might be underestimated in human beings as the cause of zoonotic tuberculosis. In 2013, results from a systematic review and meta-analysis of global zoonotic tuberculosis showed that the same challenges and concerns expressed 15 years ago remain valid. These challenges faced by people with zoonotic tuberculosis might not be proportional to the scientific attention and resources allocated in recent years to other diseases...
September 30, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Mitchell V Palmer, Tyler C Thacker, W Ray Waters
Regardless of host, pathogenic mycobacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex such as Mycobacterium bovis, induce a characteristic lesion known as a granuloma, tubercle or tuberculoid granuloma. Granulomas represent a distinct host response to chronic antigenic stimuli, such as foreign bodies, certain bacterial components, or persistent pathogens such as M. bovis. Granulomas are composed of specific cell types including epithelioid macrophages, lymphocytes and a morphologically distinctive cell type, the multinucleated giant cell...
November 1, 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Dnyaneshwar D Subhedar, Mubarak H Shaikh, Bapurao B Shingate, Laxman Nawale, Dhiman Sarkar, Vijay M Khedkar, Firoz A Kalam Khan, Jaiprakash N Sangshetti
A series of rhodanine incorporated quinoline derivatives were efficiently synthesized using reusable DBU acetate as ionic liquid and evaluated for their in vitro antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra (MTB) (ATCC 25177) and Mycobacterium bovis BCG (ATCC 35743) both in active and dormant state. Compounds 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h and 3i exhibited very good antitubercular activity. The active compounds were studied for cytotoxicity against HUVEC, THP-1, macrophages, A549, PANC-1 and HeLa cell lines using modified MTT assay and were found to be noncytotoxic...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
S H Downs, J M Broughan, A V Goodchild, P A Upton, P A Durr
Field surveillance of British cattle using the single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test shows a higher incidence rate of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in dairy compared to beef herds, but a lower probability of post-mortem examination confirmed (PMC) Mycobacterium bovis infection in dairy herds. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare animal level differences in bTB detection between dairy and non-dairy cattle in Great Britain. During the period from 2002 to 2005, 200 (41% dairy) reactors in the SICCT test (standard interpretation) were randomly selected, and 200 in-contact cattle (43% dairy) were purposively selected from bTB-infected herds...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
Diana Gassó, Joaquín Vicente, Gregorio Mentaberre, Ramón Soriguer, Rocío Jiménez Rodríguez, Nora Navarro-González, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Santiago Lavín, Pedro Fernández-Llario, Joaquim Segalés, Emmanuel Serrano
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS-RNS) are important defence substances involved in the immune response against pathogens. An excessive increase in ROS-RNS, however, can damage the organism causing oxidative stress (OS). The organism is able to neutralise OS by the production of antioxidant enzymes (AE); hence, tissue damage is the result of an imbalance between oxidant and antioxidant status. Though some work has been carried out in humans, there is a lack of information about the oxidant/antioxidant status in the presence of tuberculosis (TB) in wild reservoirs...
2016: PloS One
Alban Fouasson-Chailloux, Benoit Metayer, Pierre Menu, Lydie Khatchatourian, Joelle Glemarec, Marc Dauty
OBJECTIVE: The loosening of total joint replacement is a frequent complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Septic osteolysis should always be feared. We report here a rare case of hip arthroplasty infection due to Mycobacterium bovis after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy in a context of bladder cancer. OBSERVATIONS: A 70-year-old man was referred to the department of rheumatology in September 2015, because of a total functional disability of the left lower limb...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Saurabh Garg, Neeraj Shakya, Naveen C Srivastav, Babita Agrawal, Dennis Y Kunimoto, Rakesh Kumar
The resurgence of mycobacterial infections and the emergence of drug-resistant strains urgently require a new class of agents that are distinct than current therapies. A group of 5-ethynyl (6-10), 5-(2-propynyloxy) (16, 18, 20, 22, 24), 5-(2-propynyloxy)-3-N-(2-propynyl) (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) and 5-hydroxymethyl-3-N-(2-propynyl) (30-33) derivatives of pyrimidine nucleosides were synthesized and evaluated against mycobacteria [Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) and Mycobacterium avium], gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis) and gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) alone and in combination with existing drugs in in vitro assays...
November 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
D Risco, F J Salguero, R Cerrato, J Gutierrez-Merino, S Lanham-New, O Barquero-Pérez, J Hermoso de Mendoza, P Fernández-Llario
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease affecting humans and other mammal species. Severity of TB caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans seems to be influenced by nutritional factors like vitamin D3 intake. However, this relationship has been scarcely studied in cattle and other mammals infected with Mycobacterium bovis. The aim of this work was to assess if wildlife reservoirs of M. bovis show different levels of TB severity depending on the level of vitamin D found in serum after supplementation with vitamin D3...
October 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
Mukesh Kumar Thakur, Dharmender Kumar Sinha, Bhoj Raj Singh
AIM: A cross-sectional study was undertaken to know the herd prevalence and evaluate the single intradermal tuberculin testing (SITT), culture isolation, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis (TB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 541 cows of three dairy farms of Bareilly and Mukteshwar were screened by SITT followed by collection of pre-scapular lymph node (PSLN) aspirates (71), milk (54), and blood (71) samples from reactor animals...
August 2016: Veterinary World
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