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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524434/unaffected-reaction-level-in-tuberculin-skin-test-by-long-term-therapy-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#1
Shotaro Yamamoto, Katsuya Nagatani, Takeo Sato, Masahiro Iwamoto, Shino Takatori, Seiji Minota
AIM: The tuberculin skin test (TST) is used to diagnose tuberculosis; however, the influence of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors on the test is unclear. This study investigated whether therapy with TNF inhibitors suppresses the TST reaction due to immunosuppression or whether the TST reaction increases due to reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. METHOD: Ninety-one patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving TNF inhibitors (40 using infliximab and 51 using etanercept) were studied...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507951/the-phytochemical-bergenin-enhances-t-helper-1-responses-and-anti-mycobacterial-immunity-by-activating-the-map-kinase-pathway-in-macrophages
#2
Ved P Dwivedi, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Vinod Yadav, Dhiraj K Singh, Santosh Kumar, Mona Singh, Durbadal Ojha, Anand Ranganathan, Luc Van Kaer, Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Gobardhan Das
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the greatest health concerns worldwide, which has hindered socioeconomic development in certain parts of the world for many centuries. Although current TB therapy, "Directly Observed Treatment Short-course," is effective, it is associated with unwanted side effects and the risk for the generation of drug-resistant organisms. The majority of infected individuals successfully confine the mycobacterial organisms and remain asymptotic unless immune responses are perturbed. Thus, host immunity can protect against TB and immunomodulation is therefore an attractive therapeutic option...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507894/re-administration-of-abatacept-for-the-control-of-articular-symptoms-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-during-anti-tuberculous-therapy
#3
Hironori Kawamoto, Jin Takasaki, Satoru Ishii, Manabu Suzuki, Eriko Morino, Go Naka, Motoyasu Iikura, Shinyu Izumi, Yuichiro Takeda, Haruhito Sugiyama
This case report describes the re-administration of abatacept to successfully reduce the articularsymptoms of a patient with rheumatoid arthritisduring the intensive phase of anti-tuberculous therapy. A 75-year-old man developed active pulmonary tuberculosis during the administration of abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis. The patient experienced a paradoxical reaction and exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis that caused us to discontinue the abatacept. Later re-administration of abatacept along with anti-tuberculosis treatment led to well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis without exacerbation of the tuberculosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483404/mycobacteria-specific-cytokine-responses-as-correlates-of-treatment-response-in-active-and-latent-tuberculosis
#4
Vanessa Clifford, Marc Tebruegge, Christel Zufferey, Susie Germano, Ben Forbes, Lucy Cosentino, Emma McBryde, Damon Eisen, Roy Robins-Browne, Alan Street, Justin Denholm, Nigel Curtis
OBJECTIVES: A biomarker indicating successful tuberculosis (TB) therapy would assist in determining appropriate length of treatment. This study aimed to determine changes in mycobacteria-specific antigen-induced cytokine biomarkers in patients receiving therapy for latent or active TB, to identify biomarkers potentially correlating with treatment success. METHODS: A total of 33 adults with active TB and 36 with latent TB were followed longitudinally over therapy...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469799/histone-h3k14-hypoacetylation-and-h3k27-hypermethylation-along-with-hdac1-up-regulation-and-kdm6b-down-regulation-are-associated-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-disease
#5
Yung-Che Chen, Tung-Ying Chao, Sum-Yee Leung, Chung-Jen Chen, Chao-Chien Wu, Wen-Feng Fang, Yi-Hsi Wang, Huang-Chih Chang, Ting-Ya Wang, Yong-Yong Lin, Yi-Xin Zheng, Meng-Chih Lin, Chang-Chun Hsiao
The aim of this study is to determine the roles of global histone acetylation (Ac)/methylation (me), their modifying enzymes, and gene-specific histone enrichment in active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) disease. Global histone H3K27me3, H3K27me2, H3K9me3, H3K9Ac, and H3K14Ac expressions, and their modifying enzyme expressions, including KDM1A, KDM6B, EZH2, HDAC1, and HDAC2, were assessed in blood leukocytes from 81 patients with active pulmonary TB disease and 44 matched healthy subjects (HS). TLR2, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL12B-specific histone enrichment of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was measured by chromatin immunoprecipitation method...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466489/characterization-of-mycobacterium-marinum-infections-in-zebrafish-wounds-and-sinus-tracts
#6
Ling Chen, Zhen Liu, Yingjun Su, Di Wang, Bin Yin, Bin Shu, Jishen Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Chiyu Jia
The impaired healing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected wounds is a clinical challenge, and the mechanisms involved are still not clear. The zebrafish model of Mycobacterium marinum infection has provided surprising insights into the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in humans. Similarly, the major principles and phases of cutaneous wound healing are conserved among adult mammals and adult zebrafish. Here, we injected Mycobacterium marinum into the dorsal muscles of adult zebrafish and observed the development of chronic wound pathology...
May 2, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464471/chemical-activation-of-adenylyl-cyclase-rv1625c-inhibits-growth-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-on-cholesterol-and-modulates-intramacrophage-signaling
#7
Richard M Johnson, Guangchun Bai, Christopher M DeMott, Nilesh K Banavali, Christine R Montague, Caroline Moon, Alexander Shekhtman, Brian VanderVen, Kathleen A McDonough
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) uses a complex 3'-5'-cyclic AMP (cAMP) signaling network to sense and respond to changing environments encountered during infection, so perturbation of cAMP signaling might be leveraged to disrupt Mtb pathogenesis. However, understanding of cAMP signaling pathways is hindered by the presence of at least 15 distinct adenylyl cyclases (ACs). Recently, the small molecule V-58 was shown to inhibit Mtb replication within macrophages and stimulate cAMP production in Mtb. Here we determined that V-58 rapidly and directly activates Mtb AC Rv1625c to produce high levels of cAMP regardless of the bacterial environment or growth medium...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459619/minimizing-tuberculosis-risk-in-patients-receiving-anti-tnf-therapy
#8
Hanif Esmail, Robert J Wilkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458316/fatal-unusual-miliary-tuberculosis-in-which-a-patient-developed-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-induced-by-infliximab-an-autopsy-case-report
#9
Shion Miyoshi, Jin Takasaki, Sohtaro Mine, Masanori Kono, Toru Igari, Yuichiro Takeda, Masayuki Hojo, Haruhito Sugiyama
Anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) agents increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB), but cases are rarely fatal. This report concerns a patient who was undergoing treatment with infliximab and presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to miliary TB without a miliary shadow. The findings of a pathological autopsy revealed innumerable granulomas in the organs, and the miliary nodules in the lung consisted of more unstructured granulomas. Anti-TNFα agents are unusual in the presentation of TB...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450725/heat-shock-protein70-is-implicated-in-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-alveolar-macrophages-of-patients-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#10
Chun-Hua Wang, Pai-Chien Chou, Fu-Tsai Chung, Horng-Chyuan Lin, Kuo-Hsiung Huang, Han-Pin Kuo
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) have been shown to modulate NF-κB activation. It is unknown whether HSP70 plays a role in modulating NF-κB-mediated pro-inflammatory cytokines released from alveolar macrophage (AM) of patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Peripheral blood monocytes (PBMs) and AM were sampled from nineteen active TB patients and 14 healthy individuals. HSP70 expression was 3-fold higher in AMs of active TB patients than normal subjects, and declined after receiving 3-month anti-TB treatment...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447045/association-of-vntr-polymorphism-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-tnfrsf1b-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#11
Mohammad Naderi, Mohammad Hashemi, Nazanin Moradi
This study was designed to find out the impact of the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) of the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFRSF1B) on pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) risk in an Iranian population. This case-control study was done on 159 PTB patients and 158 healthy subjects. Bi-allelic TNFRSF1B VNTR was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction. Logistic regression analysis revealed no significant association between TNFRSF1B VNTR and PTB risk (P>0.05). Our findings proposed that TNFRSF1B VNTR polymorphism is unlikely to confer susceptibility to PTB...
March 2017: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446902/modulation-of-macrophage-responses-by-cmx-a-fusion-protein-composed-of-ag85c-mpt51-and-hspx-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
Adeliane C da Costa, Danilo P de Resende, Bruno de P O Santos, Karina F Zoccal, Lúcia H Faccioli, André Kipnis, Ana P Junqueira-Kipnis
Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis (TB). Due to the poor protection conferred by BCG in adults, new, more effective formulations have been developed. A recombinant BCG vaccine expressing the CMX fusion protein Ag85c_MPT51_HspX (rBCG-CMX) induced Th1 and Th17 responses and provided better protection than BCG. It has been shown that Mycobacterium smegmatis expressing CMX also induces better protection than BCG and is a strong macrophage activator. The aim of the present study was to evaluate macrophage activation by the recombinant CMX fusion protein and by rBCG-CMX and to evaluate their ability to generate vaccine-specific immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442574/the-r753q-polymorphism-in-toll-like-receptor-2-tlr2-attenuates-innate-immune-responses-to-mycobacteria-and-impairs-myd88-adapter-recruitment-to-tlr2
#13
Goutham Pattabiraman, Rahul Panchal, Andrei E Medvedev
Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 plays a critical role in host defenses against mycobacterial infections. The Arg753Gln (R753Q) TLR2 polymorphism has been associated with increased incidence of tuberculosis and infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria in human populations, but the mechanisms by which this polymorphism affects TLR2 signaling are unclear. In this study, we determined the impact of the R753Q TLR2 polymorphism on macrophage sensing of Mycobacterium smegmatis. Upon infection with M. smegmatis, macrophages from knock-in (KI) mice harboring R753Q TLR2 expressed lower levels of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10 compared to cells from wild-type (WT) mice but both R753Q TLR2 and WT mice exhibited comparable bacterial burdens...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440335/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-pe_pgrs41-enhances-the-intracellular-survival-of-m-smegmatis-within-macrophages-via-blocking-innate-immunity-and-inhibition-of-host-defense
#14
Wanyan Deng, Quanxin Long, Jie Zeng, Ping Li, Wenmin Yang, Xinchun Chen, Jianping Xie
The success of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) as a pathogen is largely contributes to its ability to manipulate the host immune responses. The genome of M. tuberculosis encodes multiple immune-modulatory proteins, including several members of the multi-genic PE_PPE family. Despite of intense research, the roles of PE_PGRS proteins in mycobacterial pathogenesis remain elusive. The function of M. tuberculosis PE_PGRS41, characterized by an extended and unique C-terminal domain, was studied. Expression of PE_PGRS41 in Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic species intrinsically deficient of PE_PGRS, severely impaired the resistance of the recombinant to multiple stresses via altering the cell wall integrity...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428201/dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-lpd-rv0462-specific-t-cell-recall-responses-are-higher-in-healthy-household-contacts-of-tb-a-novel-immunodominant-antigen-from-m-tuberculosis
#15
Santhi Devasundaram, Alamelu Raja
The partial effectiveness against pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), displayed by the existing tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), highlights the need for novel vaccines to replace or improve BCG. In TB immunology, antigen-specific cellular immune response is frequently considered indispensable. Latency-associated antigens are intriguing as targets for TB vaccine development. The mycobacterial protein, dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (Lpd; Rv0462), the third enzyme of the pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex, facilitates Mycobacterium tuberculosis to resist host reactive nitrogen intermediates...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412202/the-immunosuppressive-effects-of-a-novel-recombinant-lipq-rv2485c-protein-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-on-human-macrophage-cell-lines
#16
Anjani Kumar, Manisha, Gurkamaljit Kaur Sangha, Anju Shrivastava, Jagdeep Kaur
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), an intracellular pathogen, still represents a major global health challenge. A number of mycobacterial macromolecules have been shown to target biological processes within host macrophages; however, the exact mechanism for the majority of these host pathogen interactions is still poorly understood. Moreover, the lipid metabolic pathway is one of the most important physiologic pathways that plays a vital role in the survival and infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In present study, we investigated the effect of rLipQ from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv on macrophage functions in vitro...
April 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399967/type-1-polarised-dendritic-cells-are-a-potent-immunogen-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#17
Y Satake, Y Nakamura, M Kono, H Hozumi, T Nagata, K Tsujimura, N Enomoto, T Fujisawa, N Inui, T Fujiyama, Y Tokura, T Matsui, K Yokomura, M Shirai, H Hayakawa, T Suda
OBJECTIVE: Application of immunotherapy using dendritic cells (DCs) is considered an effective treatment strategy against persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. With the goal of developing improved therapeutic vaccination strategies for patients with tuberculosis (TB), we tested the ability of ex vivo-generated DCs to induce an effective TB antigen-specific type-1 immune response. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs from TB patients were induced to mature using a 'standard' cytokine cocktail (interleukin [IL] 1β, tumour necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α], IL-6 and prostaglandin E2) or a type 1-polarised DC (DC1) cocktail (IL-1β, TNF-α, interferon [IFN] α, IFN-γ and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid), and were loaded with the established TB antigen 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target protein (ESAT-6)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388655/functional-toll-like-receptor-tlr-2-polymorphisms-in-the-susceptibility-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Helga Paula Török, Victor Bellon, Astrid Konrad, Martin Lacher, Laurian Tonenchi, Matthias Siebeck, Stephan Brand, Enrico Narciso De Toni
BACKGROUND: The recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) suggest significant genetic overlap with complex mycobacterial diseases like tuberculosis or leprosy. TLR variants have previously been linked to susceptibility for mycobacterial diseases. Here we investigated the contribution to IBD risk of two TLR2 polymorphisms, the low-prevalence variant Arg753Gln and the GTn microsatellite repeat polymorphism in intron 2. We studied association with disease, possible correlations with phenotype and gene-gene interactions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374535/association-of-esat-6-cfp-10-induced-ifn-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-10-with-clinical-tuberculosis-evidence-from-cohorts-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-household-contacts-and-community-controls-in-an-endemic-setting
#19
F Abebe, M Belay, M Legesse, A Mihret, K S Franklin
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) early secreted protein antigen 6 (ESAT-6) and culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10) are among candidate vaccines against tuberculosis (TB). Results of experimental animal models show that these antigens are associated with induction of strong T cell immunity (IFN-γ production), while others report that these proteins as virulent factors involved in pathogenicity of Mtb infection. However, the role of ESAT-6/CFP-10 during natural Mtb infections in humans has not been established...
April 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359325/early-versus-late-bcg-vaccination-in-hiv-1-exposed-infants-in-uganda-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Victoria Nankabirwa, James K Tumwine, Olive Namugga, Thorkild Tylleskär, Grace Ndeezi, Bjarne Robberstad, Mihai G Netea, Halvor Sommerfelt
BACKGROUND: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination may have nonspecific effects, i.e., effects on childhood morbidity and mortality that go beyond its effect on the risk of childhood tuberculosis (TB). Though the available scientific literature is mostly from observational studies, and is fraught with controversy, BCG vaccination at birth may protect infants in high-mortality populations against serious infections other than TB. Yet, other studies indicate that giving BCG later in infancy may modify immune responses to non-TB antigens and potentially enhance immunity, potentially also against tuberculosis (TB)...
March 31, 2017: Trials
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