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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918274/distribution-comparison-and-risk-assessment-of-free-floating-and-particle-attached-bacterial-pathogens-in-urban-recreational-water-implications-for-water-quality-management
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Tingting Fang, Qijia Cui, Yong Huang, Peiyan Dong, Hui Wang, Wen-Tso Liu, Quanhui Ye
The risk of pathogen exposure in recreational water is a concern worldwide. Moreover, suspended particles, as ideal shelters for pathogens, in these waters also need attention. However, the risk caused by the pathogen-particle attachment is largely unknown. Accordingly, water samples in three recreational lakes in Beijing were collected and separated into free-floating (FL, 0.22-5μm) and particle-attached (PA, >5μm) fractions. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was employed to determine the diversity of genera containing pathogens, and quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to assess the presence of genes from Escherichia coli (uidA), Salmonella enterica (invA), Aeromonas spp...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915071/transcriptional-response-of-respiratory-epithelium-to-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Masashi Matsuyama, Andrew J Martins, Shamira Shallom, Olena Kamenyeva, Anuj Kashyap, Elizabeth P Sampaio, Juraj Kabat, Kenneth N Olivier, Adrian M Zelazny, John S Tsang, Steven M Holland
RATIONALE: The incidence of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (PNTM) disease is increasing, but host responses in respiratory epithelium infected with NTM are not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify infection-relevant gene expression signatures of NTM infection of the respiratory epithelium. METHODS: We infected air-liquid interface (ALI) primary respiratory epithelial cell cultures with Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium (MAC) or Mycobacterium abscessuss subsp...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912319/complete-genome-sequence-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-sj42-a-nonoutbreak-strain-from-an-immunocompromised-patient-with-pulmonary-disease
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Nabeeh A Hasan, René L Warren, L Elaine Epperson, Allyson Malecha, David C Alexander, Christine Y Turenne, Daniel MacMillan, Inanc Birol, Stephen Pleasance, Robin Coope, Steven J M Jones, Marc G Romney, Monica Ng, Tracy Chan, Mabel Rodrigues, Patrick Tang, Jennifer L Gardy, Michael Strong
Mycobacterium chimaera, a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) belonging to the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and disseminated disease. We report the complete genome sequence of a strain, SJ42, isolated from an immunocompromised male presenting with MAC pneumonia, assembled from Illumina and Oxford Nanopore data.
September 14, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906463/inhibition-of-adherence-of-mycobacterium-avium-to-plumbing-surface-biofilms-of-methylobacterium-spp
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Mari Carmen Muñoz Egea, Pan Ji, Amy Pruden, Joseph O Falkinham Iii
Both Mycobacterium spp. and Methylobacterium spp. are opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens that are found on pipe surfaces in households. However, examination of data published in prior microbiological surveys indicates that Methylobacterium spp. and Mycobacterium spp. tend not to coexist in the same household plumbing biofilms. That evidence led us to test the hypothesis that Methylobacterium spp. in biofilms could inhibit the adherence of Mycobacterium avium. Measurements of adherence of M. avium cells to stainless steel coupons using both culture and PCR-based methods showed that the presence of Methylobacterium spp...
September 14, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884331/paratuberculosis-in-latin-america-a-systematic-review
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I F Espeschit, D G G Schwarz, A C S Faria, M C C Souza, F A Paolicchi, R A Juste, I A Carvalho, M A S Moreira
Latin America is the definition of the American group, where languages of Latin origin are spoken, including countries in South, Central, and North America. Paratuberculosis is a gastrointestinal contagious chronic disease that affects ruminants, whose etiological agent is the bacilli Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Paratuberculosis is characterized by intermittent diarrhea, decreased milk production, dehydration, and progressive weight loss and is possibly involved in Crohn's disease, a human intestinal disease...
September 7, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879160/performance-of-xpert-%C3%A2-mtb-rif-among-tuberculosis-outpatients-in-lilongwe-malawi
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Tarsizio Chikaonda, Nelson Nguluwe, Brian Barnett, Runa H Gokhale, Robert Krysiak, Isaac Thengolose, Nora E Rosenberg, Christopher Stanley, James Mpunga, Irving F Hoffman, Mina Hosseinipour, Lesley Scott, Wendy Stevens
BACKGROUND: Xpert(®) MTB/RIF is a molecular test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. It is considered to be a great advance over smear microscopy and culture. However, there is very little information regarding the performance characteristics of Xpert MTB/RIF in Malawi. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in a Malawian setting. METHODS: Stored sputum pellets were processed on Xpert MTB/RIF between June 2012 and May 2014...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875176/lactoferricin-peptides-increase-macrophages-capacity-to-kill-mycobacterium-avium
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Tânia Silva, Ana C Moreira, Kamran Nazmi, Tânia Moniz, Nuno Vale, Maria Rangel, Paula Gomes, Jan G M Bolscher, Pedro N Rodrigues, Margarida Bastos, Maria Salomé Gomes
Mycobacterial infections cause a significant burden of disease and death worldwide. Their treatment is long, toxic, costly, and increasingly prone to failure due to bacterial resistance to currently available antibiotics. New therapeutic options are thus clearly needed. Antimicrobial peptides represent an important source of new antimicrobial molecules, both for their direct activity and for their immunomodulatory potential. We have previously reported that a short version of the bovine antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin with amino acids 17 to 30 (LFcin17-30), along with its variants obtained by specific amino acid substitutions, killed Mycobacterium avium in broth culture...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864882/identification-of-additional-loci-associated-with-antibody-response-to-mycobacterium-avium-ssp-paratuberculosis-in-cattle-by-gsea-snp-analysis
#8
Marcello Del Corvo, Mario Luini, Alessandra Stella, Giulio Pagnacco, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, John L Williams, Giulietta Minozzi
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis: (MAP) causes a contagious chronic infection results in Johne's disease in a wide range of animal species, including cattle. Several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been carried out to identify loci putatively associated with MAP susceptibility by testing each marker separately and identifying SNPs that show a significant association with the phenotype, while SNP with modest effects are usually ignored. The objective of this study was to identify modest-effect genes associated with MAP susceptibility using a pathway-based approach...
September 1, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863177/identification-of-sero-reactive-antigens-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-johne-s-disease-in-cattle
#9
Lingling Li, John P Bannantine, Joseph J Campo, Arlo Randall, Yrjo T Grohn, Robab Katani, Megan Schilling, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Vivek Kapur
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease (JD), a chronic intestinal inflammatory disease of cattle and other ruminants. JD has a high herd prevalence and causes serious animal health problems and significant economic loss in domesticated ruminants throughout the world. Since serological detection of MAP infected animals during the early stages of infection remains challenging due to the low sensitivity of extant assays, we screened 180 well-characterized serum samples using a whole proteome microarray from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), a close relative of MAP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862077/disinfection-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-hominissuis-in-drinking-tap-water-using-ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation
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Giuditta Fiorella Schiavano, Mauro De Santi, Maurizio Sisti, Giulia Amagliani, Giorgio Brandi
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are resistant to conventional water treatments, and are opportunistic human pathogen, particularly in hospitalized patients. The aim of this investigation was to assess the effectiveness of an ultraviolet UV-C lamp treatment against Mycobacterium avium subspecies hominissuis in drinking tap water. Ultraviolet treatments (0 - 192 mJ/cm(2)) were performed using UV lamp immerged onto cylindrical glass tubes containing artificially contaminated water. The results showed that susceptibility to UV varied considerably according to the strains and the diameter of the tube...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861054/screening-of-tb-actives-for-activity-against-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-delivers-high-hit-rates
#11
Jian Liang Low, Mu-Lu Wu, Dinah Binte Aziz, Benoît Laleu, Thomas Dick
The prevalence of lung disease due to infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been increasing and surpassed tuberculosis (TB) in some countries. Treatment outcomes are often unsatisfactory, highlighting an urgent need for new anti-NTM medications. Although NTM in general do not respond well to TB specific drugs, the similarities between NTM and Mycobacterium tuberculosis at the molecular and cell structural level suggest that compound libraries active against TB could be leveraged for NTM drug discovery...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855835/distribution-of-non-tuberculosis-mycobacteria-strains-from-suspected-tuberculosis-patients-by-heat-shock-protein-65-pcr-rflp
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Ali Nour-Neamatollahie, Nayereh Ebrahimzadeh, Seyed Davar Siadat, Farzam Vaziri, Mona Eslami, Abbas Akhavan Sepahi, Sharareh Khanipour, Morteza Masoumi, Fatemeh Sakhaee, Morteza Ghazanfari Jajin, Ahmadreza Bahrmand, Abolfazl Fateh
The genus Mycobacterium contains more than 150 species. Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) often cause extrapulmonary and pulmonary disease. Mycobacteria detection at species level is necessary and provides useful information on epidemiology and facilitates successful treatment of patients. This retrospective study aimed to determine the incidence of the NTM isolates and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in clinical specimens collected from Iranian patients during February 2011-December 2013, by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PRA) of the hsp65 gene...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851756/metal-worker-s-lung-spatial-association-with-mycobacterium-avium
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Phillip L James, Julie Cannon, Christopher M Barber, Laura Crawford, Heather Hughes, Meinir Jones, Joanna Szram, Steven Cowman, William O C Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt, Paul Cullinan
BACKGROUND: Outbreaks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) are not uncommon in workplaces where metal working fluid (MWF) is used to facilitate metal turning. Inhalation of microbe-contaminated MWF has been assumed to be the cause, but previous investigations have failed to establish a spatial relationship between a contaminated source and an outbreak. OBJECTIVES: After an outbreak of five cases of HP in a UK factory, we carried out blinded, molecular-based microbiological investigation of MWF samples in order to identify potential links between specific microbial taxa and machines in the outbreak zone...
August 29, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844207/a-novel-presentation-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-in-a-recipient-of-a-lung-transplant-a-case-report
#14
Leah Cohen, Jeannette Guarner, William R Hunt
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation remains an important potential therapeutic option for end-stage lung disease. It can improve quality of life and in some cases be a life-lengthening therapy. Despite the possible benefits, there are also many potential complications following transplantation. Here we describe a novel presentation of nontuberculous mycobacterium manifesting as an endobronchial mass developing 4 years after lung transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old African-American woman presented with progressive dyspnea, cough, and persistent wheezing of 2 months' duration...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843682/herd-level-prevalence-of-selected-endemic-infectious-diseases-of-dairy-cows-in-great-britain
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Martina Velasova, Angela Damaso, Bhagyalakshmi Chengat Prakashbabu, Jenny Gibbons, Nick Wheelhouse, David Longbottom, Steven Van Winden, Martin Green, Javier Guitian
To implement appropriate and effective disease control programs at the national level, up-to-date and unbiased information on disease frequency is needed. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases in the population of dairy herds in Great Britain. Bulk milk tank (BMT) samples from 225 randomly selected dairy farms, stratified by region and herd size, were tested for antibodies against bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine herpesvirus type 1, Mycobacterium avium ssp...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839035/complete-genome-sequence-of-jii-1961-a-bovine-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-field-isolate-from-germany
#16
Petra Möbius, Gabriele Nordsiek, Martin Hölzer, Michael Jarek, Manja Marz, Heike Köhler
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis causes Johne's disease in ruminants and was also detected in nonruminant species, including human beings, and in milk products. We announce here the 4.829-Mb complete genome sequence of the cattle-type strain JII-1961 from Germany, which is very similar to cattle-type strains recovered from different continents.
August 24, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837698/differences-in-pathogenicity-of-three-animal-isolates-of-mycobacterium-species-in-a-mouse-model
#17
Haodi Dong, Yue Lv, Srinand Sreevatsan, Deming Zhao, Xiangmei Zhou
Animal mycobacterioses are among the most important zoonoses worldwide. These are generally caused by either Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), M. bovis (MBO) or M. avium (MAV). To test the hypothesis that different species of pathogenic mycobacteria isolated from varied anatomic locations or animal species differ in virulence and pathogenicity, we performed experiments with three mycobacteria strains (NTSE-3(MTB), NTSE-4(MBO) and NTSE-5 (MAV)) obtained from animal species. Spoligotyping analysis was used to confirm both MTB and MBO strains while the MAV strain was confirmed by 16s rDNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837070/mechanisms-of-antimicrobial-action-of-cinnamon-and-oregano-oils-cinnamaldehyde-carvacrol-2-5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-and-2-hydroxy-5-methoxybenzaldehyde-against-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-map
#18
Stella W Nowotarska, Krzysztof Nowotarski, Irene R Grant, Christopher T Elliott, Mendel Friedman, Chen Situ
The antimicrobial modes of action of six naturally occurring compounds, cinnamon oil, cinnamaldehyde, oregano oil, carvacrol, 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde, and 2-hydroxy-5-methoxybenzaldehyde, previously found to inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) reported to infect food animals and humans and to be present in milk, cheese, and meat, were investigated. The incubation of Map cultures in the presence of all six compounds caused phosphate ions to leak into the extracellular environment in a time- and concentration-dependent manner...
August 24, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836034/spatio-temporal-study-of-environmental-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-isolated-from-wardha-district-in-central-india
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Pranava S Mishra, Pratibha Narang, Rahul Narang, Bidhan Goswami, Deepak K Mendiratta
During the last two decades, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have gained in importance but there is still a paucity of data, particularly for environmental isolates. We studied, over a period of two years, the spatio-temporal features of NTM isolates obtained from different environmental sources in Wardha district, India. A total of 1398 samples (699 each of soil and water) were tested and 170 (12.2%) yielded NTM isolates, including 123 from soil and 47 from water samples. Out of 170 NTM isolates, 107 (63%) belonged to potentially pathogenic mycobacteria (PPM) and 63 (37%) to the less pathogenic mycobacterial (LPM) group...
August 23, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830585/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
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Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitored and screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii that exhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes; the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
August 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
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