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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332650/amplification-of-hsp-65-gene-and-usage-of-restriction-endonuclease-for-identification-of-non-tuberculous-rapid-grower-mycobacterium
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Ajoy Kumar Verma, Rohit Sarin, Vijay Kumar Arora, Gavish Kumar, Jyoti Arora, Paras Singh, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
BACKGROUND: The rapid grower mycobacteria have emerged as significant group of human pathogen amongst the Runyon group IV organisms that are capable of causing infection in both the healthy and immunocompromised hosts. Study aimed to identification of species amongst rapid grower non tuberculous mycobacterial isolates by polymerase chain reaction - restriction enzyme analysis (PRA). Analysis and comparison of results with standard biochemical tests. METHODS: Rapid grower non tuberculous mycobacteria had been collected from liquid culture section during the study period...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332619/clinical-characteristics-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-pulmonary-infections-in-bamako-mali
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B Kone, Y S Sarro, M Maiga, M Sanogo, A M Somboro, B Diarra, A C G Togo, N Coulibaly, B P P Dembele, D Goita, B Baya, A Kone, S Diabaté, M A Polis, M Belson, S Dao, S Orsega, C J Achenbach, R L Murphy, S Diallo, S Siddiqui
The global spread of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) may be due to HIV/AIDS and other environmental factors. The symptoms of NTM and tuberculosis (TB) disease are indistinguishable, but their treatments are different. Lack of research on the epidemiology of NTM infections has led to underestimation of its prevalence within TB endemic countries. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pulmonary NTM in Bamako. A cross-sectional study which include 439 suspected cases of pulmonary TB...
January 15, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330469/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-exploits-a-molecular-off-switch-of-the-immune-system-for-intracellular-survival
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Ulrich von Both, Maurice Berk, Paul-Michael Agapow, Joseph D Wright, Anna Git, Melissa Shea Hamilton, Greg Goldgof, Nazneen Siddiqui, Evangelos Bellos, Victoria J Wright, Lachlan J Coin, Sandra M Newton, Michael Levin
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) survives and multiplies inside human macrophages by subversion of immune mechanisms. Although these immune evasion strategies are well characterised functionally, the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we show that during infection of human whole blood with M. tuberculosis, host gene transcriptional suppression, rather than activation, is the predominant response. Spatial, temporal and functional characterisation of repressed genes revealed their involvement in pathogen sensing and phagocytosis, degradation within the phagolysosome and antigen processing and presentation...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330276/cutaneous-mycobacterium-massiliense-infection-from-tattooing-a-common-yet-under-reported-and-persistent-epidemic-hazard-for-dermatologists
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Lymaries Velez, Jennifer Harb, Stephanie Anuszewski, Stanton Wesson
Tattoo popularity continues to rise, with 3 in 10 Americans bearing at least one. Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325063/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-hiv-patients-from-1998-to-2012-a-nationwide-analysis
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Kathan Mehta, Annie Im, Farah Rahman, Hong Wang, Peter Veldkamp
Background: Prior studies have shown that outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in HIV (+) patients are similar to HIV (-) patients since effective implementation of HAART by 1998; but they are limited by small sample size or non-inclusion of recent data. Methods: We queried National Inpatient Sample, a large inpatient dataset in the US, from 1998 to 2012 for HSCT using ICD9 procedure code 41.0. HIV patients were identified by ICD9 diagnostic code of 042, 043, 044, V08 and 079...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322903/difficult-to-treat-osteoarticulars-infections%C3%A2-focus-on-mycobacterial-and-fungal-infection
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J C Yombi, L Seyler, O Cornu, O Barbier, X Libouton, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, E Thienpont
Bone and joint infections are rare but often devastating. While bacteria are most commonly encountered organisms, mycobacteria and fungi are less frequent. Management of the latter is often more complex, especially in the presence of foreign material. We will increasingly be faced with mycobacterial and fungal bone infections, as medical conditions and newer therapeutics lead to more immunosuppression. In this article, we will review osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and peri-prosthetic joint infections related to mycobacteria and fungi...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322466/using-rt-qpcr-for-quantifying-mycobacteria-marinum-from-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-vivo-samples
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Han Xaio, Stephen H Gillespie
Mycobacterium marinum, the causative agent of fish tuberculosis, is rarely a human pathogen causing a chronic skin infection. It is now wildely used as a model system in animal models, especially in zebra fish model, to study the pathology of tuberculosis and as a means of screening new anti-tuberculosis agent. To facilitate such research, quantifying the viable count of M. marinum bacteria is a crucial step. The main approach used currently is still by counting the number of colony forming units (cfu), a method that has been in place for almost 100 years...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322461/enhanced-methodologies-for-detecting-phenotypic-resistance-in-mycobacteria
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Robert J H Hammond, Vincent O Baron, Sam Lipworth, Stephen H Gillespie
Lipid droplets found in algae and other microscopic organisms have become of interest to many researchers partially because they carry the capacity to produce bio-oil for the mass market. They are of importance in biology and clinical practice because their presence can be a phenotypic marker of an altered metabolism, including reversible resistance to antibiotics, prompting intense research.A useful stain for detecting lipid bodies in the lab is Nile red. It is a dye that exhibits solvatochromism; its absorption band varies in spectral position, shape and intensity with the nature of its solvent environment, it will fluoresce intensely red in polar environment and blue shift with the changing polarity of its solvent...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321924/lung-mycobacterium-avium-developed-after-removing-an-acupuncture-needle-from-the-lung
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Mikihito Saito, Hajime Kasai, Kengo Shimazu, Takashi Urushibara, Tomohiko Iida, Toshihide Shinozaki
Acupuncture needles can cause non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) infection on the skin, but there are no reports that acupuncture needles inserted into the lung have caused lung NTM infection. A 63-year-old woman, who underwent removal of a broken acupuncture needle inserted into the lung nine years ago, was admitted with nodules in the right lung. The shadow was positioned where the needle had existed. Partial lung resection of the right lower lobe was performed, and the resected area showed caseous necrosis histopathologically...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321721/antigen-85b-peptidomic-analysis-allows-species-specific-mycobacterial-identification
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Wei Zhang, Qingbo Shu, Zhen Zhao, Jia Fan, Christopher J Lyon, Adrian M Zelazny, Ye Hu
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-mediated infections are a growing cause of worldwide morbidity, but lack of rapid diagnostics for specific NTM species can delay the initiation of appropriate treatment regimens. We thus examined whether mass spectrometry analysis of an abundantly secreted mycobacterial antigen could identify specific NTM species. Methods: We analyzed predicted tryptic peptides of the major mycobacterial antigen Ag85B for their capacity to distinguish Mycobacterium tuberculosis and three NTM species responsible for the majority of pulmonary infections caused by slow-growing mycobacterial species...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319836/tbc-kan-p%C3%A3-visas-med-pcr-%C3%A2-men-bara-i-direktpositiva-luftv%C3%A3-gsprov
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Bodil Jönsson, Elisabet Lönnermark, Malin Ridell
TB can be detected with PCR - but only in smear-positive respiratory samples Unnecessary and inappropriate clinical requests represent a great waste of time and money and may also result in false diagnoses. PCR-techniques, such as Cobas TaqMan MTB, are used for rapid detection of tuberculosis (TB).  These assays are only validated for respiratory specimens, but they are commonly requested also for non-respiratory specimens.  These assays perform well in smear-positive respiratory samples, while the sensitivities are quite unsatisfactory for both respiratory and non-respiratory smear-negatives samples...
January 9, 2018: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316554/skin-infections-due-to-bacteria-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-review
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Muneeb Ilyas, Nishita Maganty, Zachary Ginsberg, Amit Sharma
Though there is an abundance of information on cutaneous malignancies in transplant recipients, cutaneous infections in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) are underrepresented in the dermatological literature. Our paper provides a comprehensive review of bacterial cutaneous infections within the solid organ transplant population. Cutaneous bacterial infections may lead to significant morbidity and even mortality in this immunosuppressed population. Thus, it is to the benefit of both dermatologists and other transplant care providers to better understand and recognize the features of cutaneous bacterial infections in SOTRs...
January 10, 2018: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313233/evaluation-of-the-efficiency-of-lytic-mycobacteriophage-d29-on-the-model-of-m-tuberculosis-infected-macrophage-raw-264-cell-line
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M B Lapenkova, N S Smirnova, P N Rutkevich, M A Vladimirsky
Culture of mouse macrophages (RAW 264.7 ATCC strain) in wells of a 6-well plate was infected with M. tuberculosis in proportion of 15 mycobacteria per one macrophage and then treated with a lytic strain of mycobacteriophage D29. Antibacterial efficacy of mycobacteriophages was studied using D29 phage (activity 108 plaque-forming units/ml) previously purified by ion exchange chromatography. After single and double 24-h treatment, the lysed cultures of macrophages were inoculated onto Middlebrook 7H10 agar medium...
January 2018: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311277/characterization-of-conserved-and-novel-septal-factors-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Katherine J Wu, Jenna Zhang, Catherine Baranowski, Vivian Leung, E Hesper Rego, Yasu S Morita, Eric J Rubin, Cara C Boutte
Septation in bacteria requires coordinated regulation of cell wall biosynthesis and hydrolysis enzymes so that new septal cross-wall can be appropriately constructed without compromising the integrity of the existing cell wall. Bacteria with different modes of growth and different types of cell wall require different regulators to mediate cell growth and division processes. Mycobacteria have both a cell wall structure and mode of growth that are distinct from well-studied model organisms and use several different regulatory mechanisms...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310671/antituberculosis-activity-phytochemical-identification-of-costus-speciosus-j-koenig-sm-cymbopogon-citratus-dc-ex-nees-stapf-and-tabernaemontana-coronaria-l-willd-and-their-effects-on-the-growth-kinetics-and-cellular-integrity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37rv
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Suriyati Mohamad, Nur Najihah Ismail, Thaigarajan Parumasivam, Pazilah Ibrahim, Hasnah Osman, Habibah A Wahab
BACKGROUND: Costus speciosus, Cymbopogon citratus, and Tabernaemontana coronaria are herbal plants traditionally used as remedies for symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) including cough. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the in vitro anti-TB activity of different solvent partitions of these plants, to identify the phytochemical compounds, and to assess the effects of the most active partitions on the growth kinetics and cellular integrity of the tubercle organism. METHODS: The in vitro anti-TB activity of different solvent partitions of the plant materials was determined against M...
January 8, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310592/characterization-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-from-humans-and-water-in-an-agropastoral-area-in-zambia
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Ngula Monde, Musso Munyeme, Adrian Muwonge, John Bwalya Muma, Sydney Malama
BACKGROUND: The non-tuberculous mycobacteria include those mycobacterium species that are not members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae. In Zambia, Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria are gaining recognition as pathogens of public health significance. However, there is scanty information on the isolation and speciation of these organisms for better patient management, consequently reducing the burden of these infections...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310027/identification-and-development-of-benzoxazole-derivatives-as-novel-bacterial-glutamate-racemase-inhibitors
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Prasanthi Malapati, Vagolu Siva Krishna, Radhika Nallangi, Rudraraju Reshma Srilakshmi, Dharmarajan Sriram
In the present study, we attempted to develop novel class of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) inhibitors by exploring the pharmaceutically underexploited enzyme targets which are majorly involved in cell wall biosynthesis of mycobacteria. For this purpose glutamate racemase was selected which racemizes d-glutamate from l-glutamate, a key step in peptidoglycan synthesis. Furthermore, enzyme is neither expressed nor its product, d-glutamate is produced in mammals, and hence inhibiting this enzyme will have no vulnerable effect in host organism...
December 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306442/imaging-mycobacterial-trehalose-glycolipids
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Mireille Kamariza, Peyton Shieh, Carolyn R Bertozzi
Cell surface trehalose mycolates are important modulators of mycobacterial pathogenesis and host immune response. We discuss the use of fluorescent and fluorogenic trehalose probes for the detection of the mycobacterial trehalose glycolipids. These probes enable real-time imaging of trehalose mycolate biosynthesis and mycomembrane dynamics in the laboratory as well as in clinical settings for the detection of mycobacteria in patient samples.
2018: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301937/cyclipostins-and-cyclophostin-analogs-inhibit-the-antigen-85c-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Albertus Viljoen, Matthias Richard, Phuong Chi Nguyen, Patrick Fourquet, Luc Camoin, Rishi R Paudal, Giri R Gnawali, Christopher D Spilling, Jean-François Cavalier, Stéphane Canaan, Mickael Blaise, Laurent Kremer
An increasing prevalence of cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis requires the development of more efficacious chemotherapies. We previously reported the discovery of a new class of Cyclipostins and Cyclophostin (CyC) analogs exhibiting potent activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis both in vitro and in infected macrophages. Competitive labeling/enrichment assays combined with MS have identified several serine or cysteine enzymes in lipid and cell wall metabolism as putative targets of these CyC compounds...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300314/fungi-in-bronchiectasis-a-concise-review
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Luis Máiz, Rosa Nieto, Rafael Cantón, Elia Gómez G de la Pedrosa, Miguel Ángel Martinez-García
Although the spectrum of fungal pathology has been studied extensively in immunosuppressed patients, little is known about the epidemiology, risk factors, and management of fungal infections in chronic pulmonary diseases like bronchiectasis. In bronchiectasis patients, deteriorated mucociliary clearance-generally due to prior colonization by bacterial pathogens-and thick mucosity propitiate, the persistence of fungal spores in the respiratory tract. The most prevalent fungi in these patients are Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus; these are almost always isolated with bacterial pathogens like Haemophillus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, making very difficult to define their clinical significance...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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