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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103313/mycobacterium-marinum-degrades-both-triacylglycerols-and-phospholipids-from-its-dictyostelium-host-to-synthesise-its-own-triacylglycerols-and-generate-lipid-inclusions
#1
Caroline Barisch, Thierry Soldati
During a tuberculosis infection and inside lipid-laden foamy macrophages, fatty acids (FAs) and sterols are the major energy and carbon source for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacteria can be found both inside a vacuole and the cytosol, but how this impacts their access to lipids is not well appreciated. Lipid droplets (LDs) store FAs in form of triacylglycerols (TAGs) and are energy reservoirs of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Using the Dictyostelium discoideum/Mycobacterium marinum infection model we showed that M...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095608/esx-1-and-phthiocerol-dimycocerosates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-act-in-concert-to-cause-phagosomal-rupture-and-host-cell-apoptosis
#2
Jacques Augenstreich, Ainhoa Arbues, Roxane Simeone, Evert Haanappel, Alice Wegener, Fadel Sayes, Fabien Le Chevalier, Christian Chalut, Wladimir Malaga, Christophe Guilhot, Roland Brosch, Catherine Astarie-Dequeker
Although phthiocerol dimycocerosates (DIM) are major virulence factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of human tuberculosis, little is known about their mechanism of action. Localized in the outer membrane of mycobacterial pathogens, DIM are predicted to interact with host cell membranes. Interaction with eukaryotic membranes is a property shared with another virulence factor of Mtb, the early secretory antigenic target EsxA (also known as ESAT-6). This small protein, which is secreted by the type VII secretion system ESX-1 (T7SS/ESX-1), is involved in phagosomal rupture and cell death induced by virulent mycobacteria inside host phagocytes...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095429/high-rates-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolation-in-mozambican-children-with-presumptive-tuberculosis
#3
Elisa López-Varela, Alberto L García-Basteiro, Orvalho J Augusto, Oscar Fraile, Helder Bulo, Tasmiya Ira, Kizito Gondo, Jakko van Ingen, Denise Naniche, Jahit Sacarlal, Pedro L Alonso
INTRODUCTION: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) can cause disease which can be clinically and radiologically undistinguishable from tuberculosis (TB), posing a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in high TB settings. We aim to describe the prevalence of NTM isolation and its clinical characteristics in children from rural Mozambique. METHODS: This study was part of a community TB incidence study in children <3 years of age. Gastric aspirate and induced sputum sampling were performed in all presumptive TB cases and processed for smear testing using fluorochrome staining and LED Microscopy, liquid and solid culture, and molecular identification by GenoType® Mycobacterium CM/AS assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091937/ocular-mycobacteriosis-dual-infection-of-m-tuberculosis-complex-with-m-fortuitum-and-m-bovis
#4
Kusum Sharma, Natasha Gautam, Megha Sharma, Mohit Dogra, Priya Bajgai, Basavaraj Tigari, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta, Surya Prakash Sharma, Ramandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: We report unfavorable outcome in a patient with subretinal granuloma caused by dual infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex with Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium bovis in an immunosuppressed, non-HIV patient. We did a systematic review of literature on dual infection due to M. tuberculosis and M. fortuitum via MEDLINE and PUBMED and could not find any case reported of causing this kind of dual infection in the eye. RESULTS: A 38-year-old Indian male patient presented with decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months, diagnosed as tubercular choroidal granuloma with associated retinal angiomatosis proliferans (RAP) lesion...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091914/altered-liver-proteoglycan-glycosaminoglycan-structure-as-a-manifestation-of-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-upon-bcg-induced-granulomatosis-in-mice
#5
L B Kim, V A Shkurupy, A N Putyatina
Experimental BCG-induced granulomatosis in mice was used to study changes in the dynamics of individual liver proteoglycan components reflecting phasic extracellular matrix remodeling, determined by the host-parasite interaction and associated with granuloma development. In the early BCG-granulomatosis period, the increase in individual proteoglycan components promotes granuloma formation, providing conditions for mycobacteria adhesion to host cells, migration of phagocytic cells from circulation, and cell-cell interaction leading to granuloma development and fibrosis...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089787/antituberculosis-drugs-reducing-efflux-increasing-activity
#6
REVIEW
Liliana Rodrigues, Tanya Parish, Meenakshi Balganesh, José A Ainsa
In mycobacteria, it was assumed that efflux pumps only had a marginal role in drug resistance. In recent years, owing to the need to find novel drugs against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it has become clear that efflux should not be ignored. Although efflux inhibitors have been very useful for characterizing in vitro the properties of efflux pumps, their usefulness in vivo is limited because of their toxicity. Alternatively, programs aimed at discovering novel drugs for treating tuberculosis should implement strategies to characterize efflux liability of candidate drugs...
January 12, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088186/concentration-of-fine-needle-aspirates-similar-to-molecular-method-improves-sensitivity-of-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-lymphadenitis-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#7
Olifan Zewdie, Tamrat Abebe, Adane Mihret, Eyob Hirpa, Gobena Ameni
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN) diagnosis has been a true challenge solely by clinical evidence in developing countries, due to limited the diagnostic facility on hand. However, the availability and affordability of available diagnostic tools in resource-limited settings like Ethiopia necessitates the quest for other techniques with added value over direct Z-N microscopy. Therefore, we aimed at to assess whether the concentration of lymph node aspirate similarly improves the detection rate of tuberculous lymphadenitis or not...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087944/laboratory-diagnosis-and-susceptibility-testing-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#8
Gary W Procop
The laboratory, which utilizes some of the most sophisticated and rapidly changing technologies, plays a critical role in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Some of these tools are being employed in resource-challenged countries for the rapid detection and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Foremost, the laboratory defines appropriate specimen criteria for optimal test performance. The direct detection of mycobacteria in the clinical specimen, predominantly done by acid-fast staining, may eventually be replaced by rapid-cycle PCR...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087528/engineering-mycobacteria-for-the-production-of-self-assembling-biopolyesters-displaying-mycobacterial-antigens-for-use-as-tuberculosis-vaccine
#9
Jason W Lee, Natalie A Parlane, Bernd H A Rehm, Bryce M Buddle, Axel Heiser
: Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis and still remains one of the world's biggest global health burdens. Recently, engineered polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biobeads produced in both E. coli and Lactococcus lactis displaying mycobacterial antigens were found to induce significant cell mediated immune responses in mice. We observed that such PHA beads contained host cell proteins as impurities which we hypothesized to have the potential to induce immunity...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081227/diagnostic-accuracy-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-comparison-to-conventional-drug-susceptibility-testing-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
#10
Pratikshya Pandey, Narayan Dutt Pant, Komal Raj Rijal, Bhawana Shrestha, Sirita Kattel, Megha Raj Banjara, Bhagwan Maharjan, Rajendra Kc
Xpert MTB/RIF assay is regarded as a great achievement of modern medicine for the rapid diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The main purpose of this study was to determine the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay compared to conventional drug susceptibility testing (DST) method for the diagnosis of MDR-TB. A comparative cross sectional study was carried out at German-Nepal Tuberculosis Project, Kathmandu, Nepal, from April 2014 to September 2014. A total of 88 culture positive clinical samples (83 pulmonary and 5 extra-pulmonary) received during the study period were analyzed for detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by both GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay and conventional DST method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075574/visualization-of-mycobacterial-membrane-dynamics-in-live-cells
#11
Frances P Rodriguez-Rivera, Xiaoxue Zhou, Julie A Theriot, Carolyn R Bertozzi
Mycobacteria are endowed with a highly impermeable mycomembrane that confers intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics. Several unique mycomembrane glycolipids have been isolated and structurally characterized, but the underlying organization and dynamics of glycolipids within the cell envelope remain poorly understood. We report here a study of mycomembrane dynamics that was enabled by trehalose-fluorophore conjugates capable of labeling trehalose glycolipids in live actinomycetes. We identified fluorescein-trehalose analogs that are metabolically incorporated into the trehalose mycolates of representative Mycobacterium, Corynebacterium, Nocardia and Rhodococcus species...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075556/biosynthesis-of-the-methylthioxylose-capping-motif-of-lipoarabinomannan-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
Shiva Kumar Angala, Michael R McNeil, Libin Shi, Maju Joe, Ha Pham, Sophie Zuberogoitia, Jerome Nigou, Claudia M Boot, Todd L Lowary, Martine Gilleron, Mary Jackson
Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is a lipoglycan found in abundant quantities in the cell envelope of all mycobacteria. The non-reducing arabinan termini of LAM display species-specific structural micro-heterogeneity that impacts the biological activity of the entire molecule. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, for instance, produces mannoside caps made of one to three α(1→2)-Manp-linked residues that may be further substituted with an α(1→4)-linked methylthio-D-xylose (MTX) residue. While the biological functions and catalytic steps leading to the formation of the mannoside caps of M...
January 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069816/the-interaction-of-the-cd43-sialomucin-with-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cpn60-2-chaperonin-mediates-macrophage-tnf-%C3%AE-production
#13
Alvaro Torres-Huerta, Tomas Villaseñor, Angel Flores-Alcantar, Cristina Parada, Estefanía Alemán-Navarro, Clara Espitia, Gustavo Pedraza-Alva, Yvonne Rosenstein
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causal agent of tuberculosis. TNF-α, TGF-β and IFN-γ secreted by activated macrophages and lymphocytes are considered essential to contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The CD43 sialomucin has been reported to act as a receptor for bacilli through its interaction with the chaperonin Cpn60.2, facilitating mycobacteria-macrophage contact. We report here that Cpn60.2 induces both THP-1 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) to produce TNF-α and that this production is CD43 dependent...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063416/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-single-center-experience-in-south-korea
#14
Doo-Ho Lim, Yong-Gil Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Byeongzu Ghang, Soo Min Ahn, Seokchan Hong, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
Background/Aims: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has been increasing worldwide in both general population and immunocompromised patients, which has also been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This study aimed to identify the incidence and clinical characteristics of NTM infection in RA patients living in tuberculosis (TB) infection endemic area. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of NTM infection cases in our RA registry at a tertiary referral center from January 1995 to December 2013...
January 6, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063256/dissection-of-the-host-pathogen-interaction-in-human-tuberculosis-using-a-bioengineered-3-dimensional-model
#15
Liku B Tezera, Magdalena K Bielecka, Andrew Chancellor, Michaela T Reichmann, Basim Al Shammari, Patience Brace, Alex Batty, Annie Tocheva, Sanjay Jogai, Ben G Marshall, Marc Tebruegge, Suwan N Jayasinghe, Salah Mansour, Paul T Elkington
Cell biology differs between traditional cell culture and 3-dimensional (3-D) systems, and is modulated by the extracellular matrix. Experimentation in 3-D presents challenges, especially with virulent pathogens. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) kills more humans than any other infection and is characterised by a spatially organised immune response and extracellular matrix remodelling. We developed a 3-D system incorporating virulent mycobacteria, primary human blood mononuclear cells and collagen-alginate matrix to dissect the host-pathogen interaction...
January 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061951/role-and-contribution-of-pulmonary-cd103-dendritic-cells-in-the-adaptive-immune-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#16
Vanessa Hui Qi Koh, See Liang Ng, Michelle Lay Teng Ang, Wenwei Lin, Christiane Ruedl, Sylvie Alonso
Despite international control programmes, the global burden of tuberculosis remains enormous. Efforts to discover novel drugs have largely focused on targeting the bacterium directly. Alternatively, manipulating the host immune response may represent a valuable approach to enhance immunological clearance of the bacilli, but necessitates a deeper understanding of the immune mechanisms associated with protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Here, we examined the various dendritic cells (DC) subsets present in the lung and draining lymph nodes (LN) from mice intra-tracheally infected with M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061947/b-lymphocytes-forming-follicle-like-structures-in-the-lung-tissue-of-tuberculosis-infected-mice-dynamics-phenotypes-and-functional-activity
#17
Irina Linge, Alexander Dyatlov, Elena Kondratieva, Vadim Avdienko, Alexander Apt, Tatiana Kondratieva
During tuberculosis (TB) infection, B cells form follicles in close vicinity of lung granuloma. We assessed the dynamics of follicle formation, surface phenotypes and functional activity of lung B cells during TB course in genetically susceptible mice. The follicles appeared early post infection and peaked at weeks 7-8. Lung B cells resembled classical B2 cells (CD19(+)IgMloIgD(hi)CD1d(-)CD21/35(int)CD5(-)CD11b(-)CD43(-)), but differed from them by the absence of B2 marker CD23. Lung B-cells constitutively expressed MHC II molecules, presented mycobacterial antigens to immune CD4(+) T-cells and produced high amounts of IL-6 and IL-11, but no classical type 1 (TNF-α, IFN-γ), or anti-inflammatory (IL-10, TGF-β) cytokines...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061885/diagnostic-yield-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-patients-booked-for-endoscopy-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-lusaka
#18
Gershom Chongwe, Charles Michelo, Paul Kelly
BACKGROUND: The intestinal carriage of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is associated with disease, especially in severely immunocompromised individuals. These organisms, although often considered contaminants, have been known to cause various types of illnesses. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and associated factors for NTM among patients booked for colonoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. METHODS: We randomly recruited 97 patients attending routine endoscopy procedures between November 2012 and October 2013 and after consent, administered a structured questionnaire...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060290/visualization-of-the-charcoal-agar-resazurin-assay-for-semi-quantitative-medium-throughput-enumeration-of-mycobacteria
#19
Ben Gold, Julia Roberts, Yan Ling, Landys Lopez Quezada, Jou Glasheen, Elaine Ballinger, Selin Somersan-Karakaya, Thulasi Warrier, Carl Nathan
There is an urgent need to discover and progress anti-infectives that shorten the duration of tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiological agent of TB, is refractory to rapid and lasting chemotherapy due to the presence of bacilli exhibiting phenotypic drug resistance. The charcoal agar resazurin assay (CARA) was developed as a tool to characterize active molecules discovered by high-throughput screening campaigns against replicating and non-replicating M. tuberculosis. Inclusion of activated charcoal in bacteriologic agar medium helps mitigate the impact of compound carry-over, and eliminates the requirement to pre-dilute cells prior to spotting on CARA microplates...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043629/nontuberculosis-mycobacteria-isolation-from-clinical-samples-in-iraq
#20
Shatha T Ahmed, Ahmed A Alsudani, Ruqaya M Ali, Batool A Shihab, Sana A Hussein
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), defined as any mycobacterial strain other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, are a diverse group of pathogens that cause a substantive, but often unappreciated worldwide burden of illness. NTM cause illness similar to M. tuberculosis, but generally do not respond to classic tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens. Here, we evaluated GenoType Mycobacterium CM/AS (Hain Lifesciences) for rapid identification of NTM and compared its results with those of other biochemical tests...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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