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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791549/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-in-a-high-tuberculosis-incidence-setting-in-brazil
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Maiara Dos Santos Carneiro, Luciana de Souza Nunes, Simone Maria Martini De David, Claudia Fontoura Dias, Afonso Luís Barth, Gisela Unis
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been increasing worldwide. In Brazil, there are few studies about nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTMLD), and its prevalence is yet to be known. Our objective was to determine the specific etiology of the disease in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as well as the frequency and diversity of NTM species in our sample of patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients diagnosed with NTMLD treated in a referral center located in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, between 2003 and 2013...
April 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791528/offer-of-primary-care-services-and-detection-of-tuberculosis-incidence-in-brazil
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Daniele Maria Pelissari, Patricia Bartholomay, Marina Gasino Jacobs, Denise Arakaki-Sanchez, Davllyn Santos Oliveira Dos Anjos, Mara Lucia Dos Santos Costa, Pauline Cristine da Silva Cavalcanti, Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between the health services offered by primary care teams and the detection of new tuberculosis cases in Brazil. METHODS This was an ecological study covering all Brazilian municipalities that registered at least one new tuberculosis case (diagnosed between 2012 to 2014 and notified in the Information System of Notifiable Diseases) and with at least one primary care team evaluated by the second cycle of the National Program for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Care (PMAQ-AB)...
2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788943/profiling-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-in-an-asian-setting-characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes-of-hospitalized-patients-in-singapore
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Albert Y H Lim, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Eric T K Fok, Akash Verma, Partha P De, Soon Keng Goh, Ser Hon Puah, Daryl E L Goh, John A Abisheganaden
BACKGROUND: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is an increasing problem worldwide. The epidemiology of NTM in most Asian countries is unknown. This study investigated the epidemiology, and clinical profile of inpatients in whom NTM was isolated from various anatomical sites in a Singaporean population attending a major tertiary referral centre. METHODS: Demographic profile, clinical data, and characteristics of patients hospitalized with NTM isolates at a major tertiary hospital over two-year period were prospectively assessed (2011-2012)...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788514/endobronchial-ultrasound-in-suspected-non-malignant-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
#4
L Eickhoff, H Golpon, P Zardo, H Suhling, T Welte, D Jonigk, J Gottlieb, T Fuehner
BACKGROUND:  Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy with transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a well-established tool in mediastinal staging in lung cancer and gains importance in exploration of non-malignant lymphadenopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of EBUS-TBNA in suspected non-malignant diseases. METHODS:  A retrospective, single-center, observation analysis of endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy procedures was performed in a university medical center between March 2013 and July 2015...
May 22, 2018: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787713/interferon-gamma-release-assay-performance-in-northeastern-brazil-influence-of-the-ifng-874-a-t-polymorphism
#5
Valdirene Leão Carneiro, Maria Teresita Bendicho, Rosalina Guedes Santos, Marilda Casela, Eduardo M Netto, Scarlet Torres Moraes Mota, Iza Cristina Araújo Pina, Roberto Meyer Nascimento, Songeli Menezes Freire, Theolis Barbosa
INTRODUCTION: Latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis based on the release of interferon-gamma in cultures of peripheral blood cells stimulated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens has replaced the tuberculin skin test in many countries with low tuberculosis prevalence. The IFN-γ production can be influenced by genetic polymorphisms, of which the IFNG+874 (rs62559044) locus is the most studied. We investigated the possible influence of the IFNG+874 A/T polymorphism on interferon-gamma test performance...
May 19, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785215/mycobacteriosis-and-tuberculosis-laboratory-diagnosis
#6
REVIEW
Davood Azadi, Tahereh Motallebirad, Kazem Ghaffari, Hasan Shojaei
Background: Tuberculosis is one of the most important infectious diseases that has claimed its victims throughout much of known human history. With Koch's discovery of the tubercle bacillus as the etiologic agent of the disease, his sanitary and hygienic measures, which were based on his discovery and the development of a vaccine against tuberculosis by Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin in 1921, an attenuated Mycobacterium bovis strain, bacilli Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and the discovery of the first antibiotic against tuberculosis, streptomycin by Selman Waksman in 1943, soon led to the opinion that appropriate control measures had become available for tuberculosis and it had been assumed that the disease could ultimately be eradicated...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784887/identification-of-the-thioredoxin-partner-of-vkor-in-mycobacterial-disulfide-bond-formation
#7
Na Ke, Cristina Landeta, Xiaoyun Wang, Dana Boyd, Markus Eser, Jon Beckwith
Disulfide bonds influence stability and activity of many proteins. In Escherichia coli the DsbA and DsbB enzymes promote disulfide bond formation. Other bacteria, including the Actinobacteria, use instead of DsbB the enzyme VKOR (Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase), which is found either fused to or encoded in the same operon as a dsbA -like protein. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other gram-positive Actinobacteria secrete to the cell envelope many proteins with even numbers of cysteines. These organisms have predicted oxidoreductases and VKOR orthologs...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781535/mir-1178-regulates-mycobacterial-survival-and-inflammatory-responses-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-partly-via-tlr4
#8
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/29779765/prolonged-intervals-during-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-subunit-vaccine-boosting-contributes-to-eliciting-immunity-mediated-by-central-memory-like-t-cells
#9
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/29773279/-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-cervical-adenitis-in-children-2-cases
#10
N Sigg, S Bailleul, J-M Turmel, G Legrand, S Kettani, L Martin
BACKGROUND: Cervical lymphadenitis is the most common manifestation of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in immunocompetent children. Nevertheless, it is poorly known by dermatologists. Its incidence, which is currently increasing since the cessation of BCG vaccination in 2007, raises several issues regarding its pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of NTM adenitis: one in a 2-year-old girl vaccinated with BCG and one in an unvaccinated 22-month-old boy, in whom a misleading presentation led to delayed diagnosis...
May 14, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771143/cell-envelope-lipids-in-the-pathophysiology-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#11
Parul Singh, Nagender Rao Rameshwaram, Sudip Ghosh, Sangita Mukhopadhyay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an intracellular bacterium that persists and replicates inside macrophages. The bacterium possesses an unusual lipid-rich cell envelope that provides a hydrophobic impermeable barrier against many environmental stressors and allows it to survive extremely hostile intracellular surroundings. Since the lipid-rich envelope is crucial for M. tuberculosis virulence, the components of the cell wall lipid biogenesis pathways constitute an attractive target for the development of vaccines and antimycobacterial chemotherapeutics...
May 17, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770694/detection-of-pcr-amplified-tuberculosis-dna-fragments-with-polyelectrolyte-modified-field-effect-sensors
#12
Thomas Stefan Bronder, Max Philipp Jessing, Arshak Poghossian, Michael Keusgen, Michael J Schöning
Field-effect-based electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) sensors were modified with a bilayer of positively charged weak polyelectrolyte (poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH)) and probe single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (ssDNA) and are used for the detection of target complementary deoxyribonucleic acid (cDNA) in different test solutions. The sensing mechanism is based on the detection of the intrinsic molecular charge of target cDNA molecules after the hybridization event between cDNA and immobilized probe ssDNA...
May 17, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765355/tuberculosis-the-disrupted-immune-endocrine-response-and-the-potential-thymic-repercussion-as-a-contributing-factor-to-disease-physiopathology
#13
REVIEW
Luciano D'Attilio, Natalia Santucci, Bettina Bongiovanni, María L Bay, Oscar Bottasso
Upon the pathogen encounter, the host seeks to ensure an adequate inflammatory reaction to combat infection but at the same time tries to prevent collateral damage, through several regulatory mechanisms, like an endocrine response involving the production of adrenal steroid hormones. Our studies show that active tuberculosis (TB) patients present an immune-endocrine imbalance characterized by an impaired cellular immunity together with increased plasma levels of cortisol, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and decreased amounts of dehydroepiandrosterone...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760437/cd82-hypomethylation-is-essential-for-tuberculosis-pathogenesis-via-regulation-of-runx1-rab5-22
#14
Hyun-Jung Koh, Ye-Ram Kim, Jae-Sung Kim, Jin-Seung Yun, Sojin Kim, Sun Young Kim, Kiseok Jang, Chul-Su Yang
The tumor suppressor gene CD82/KAI1 is a member of the tetraspanin superfamily and organizes various membrane-based processes. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) persists in host macrophages by interfering with phagolysosome biogenesis and inflammatory responses, but the role of CD82 in controlling the intracellular survival of pathogenic mycobacteria within macrophages remains poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrated that the virulent MTB strain H37Rv (MTB Rv) induced CD82 promoter hypomethylation, resulting in CD82 expression...
May 14, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757583/what-immunological-defects-predispose-to-non-tuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections
#15
Esmaeil Mortaz, Milad Moloudizargari, Mohammad Varahram, Mehrnaz Movassaghi, Johan Garssen, Mehdi Kazempour Dizagie, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Ian M Adcock
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are categorized as one of the large and diverse groups of environmental organisms which are abundant in water and soil.  NTM cause a variety of diseases in humans that mainly affect the lung. A predisposition to pulmonary NTM is evident in patients with parenchymal structural diseases including bronchiectasis, emphysema, tuberculosis (TB), cystic fibrosis (CF), rheumatologic lung diseases and other chronic diseases with pulmonary manifestations. Lung infections are not the only consequences of being infected by NTM as they can also infect skin and soft tissue and may also cause lymphadenitis (predominantly in young children) and disseminated disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients or those with severely compromised immune system...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755473/differential-effect-of-viable-versus-necrotic-neutrophils-on-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-growth-and-cytokine-induction-in-whole-blood
#16
David M Lowe, Julie Demaret, Nonzwakazi Bangani, Justine K Nakiwala, Rene Goliath, Katalin A Wilkinson, Robert J Wilkinson, Adrian R Martineau
Neutrophils exert both positive and negative influences on the host response to tuberculosis, but the mechanisms by which these differential effects are mediated are unknown. We studied the impact of live and dead neutrophils on the control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a whole blood bioluminescence-based assay, and assayed supernatant cytokine concentrations using Luminex™ technology and ELISA. CD15+ granulocyte depletion from blood prior to infection with M. tuberculosis -lux impaired control of mycobacteria by 96 h, with a greater effect than depletion of CD4+, CD8+, or CD14+ cells ( p  < 0...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753122/high-level-expression-and-glycosylation-of-recombinant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-ala-pro-rich-antigen-in-pichia-pastoris
#17
Shengjun Wang, Yaoguang Wang, Peng George Wang, Min Chen, Yun Kong
The Ala-Pro-rich Antigen (Apa) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a mannosylated protein with immunogenic and antigenic properties. The O-mannosylation is essential for its biological function in the process of colonization and invasion of host cells by M. tuberculosis. In this work, the gene encoding Apa was cloned from M. tuberculosis and expressed in Pichia pastoris GS115. In shake-flasks, the recombinant Apa was secreted into the culture media and purified with a yield of 0.6 g/L. Both N- and O-glycans were found in recombinant Apa...
May 9, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749044/mycobacteria-employ-two-different-mechanisms-to-cross-the-blood-brain-barrier
#18
L M van Leeuwen, M Boot, C Kuijl, D I Picavet, G van den Brink, S M A van der Pol, H E de Vries, N N van der Wel, M van der Kuip, A M van Furth, A M van der Sar, W Bitter
Central nervous system (CNS) infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the most devastating complications of tuberculosis, in particular in early childhood. In order to induce CNS infection, M. tuberculosis needs to cross specialized barriers protecting the brain. How M. tuberculosis crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enters the CNS is not well understood. Here, we use transparent zebrafish larvae and the closely related pathogen Mycobacterium marinum to answer this question. We show that in the early stages of development mycobacteria rapidly infect brain tissue, either as free mycobacteria or within circulating macrophages...
May 10, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740727/the-first-case-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-induced-small-vessel-central-nervous-system-vasculitis
#19
REVIEW
Marc-Etienne Parent, Maxime Richer, Patrick Liang
To present an unrecognized vascular complication of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy administered for superficial bladder carcinoma. We also review the potential mimickers for primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) as well as complications of intravesical BCG therapy. An 89-year-old Caucasian man with a history of relapsing high-grade bladder carcinoma treated with intravesical BCG presented with recurring episodes of right upper limb paresthesia with clumsiness and dysarthria. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head revealed multiple predominantly left-sided frontotemporal micronodular peri-vascular lesions...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740714/xpert-mtb-rif-diagnosis-of-childhood-tuberculosis-from-sputum-and-stool-samples-in-a-high-tb-hiv-prevalent-setting
#20
Patrick Orikiriza, Margaret Nansumba, Dan Nyehangane, Mathieu Bastard, Ivan Taremwa Mugisha, Denis Nansera, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Yap Boum, Elias Kumbakumba, Maryline Bonnet
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a major advance for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in high-burden countries but is limited in children by their difficulty to produce sputum. We investigated TB in sputum and stool from children with the aim of improving paediatric TB diagnosis. A prospective cohort of children with presumptive TB, provided two sputum or induced sputum at enrolment in a regional referral hospital in Uganda. Stool was collected from those started on TB treatment. All specimen were tested for Xpert MTB/RIF, mycobacteria growth indicator tube (MGIT), Lowenstein Jensen cultures and microscopy (except stool)...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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