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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526988/identification-of-candidate-genes-for-paratuberculosis-resistance-in-the-native-italian-garfagnina-goat-breed
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Francesca Cecchi, Claudia Russo, Daniela Iamartino, Alessia Galiero, Barbara Turchi, Filippo Fratini, Sara Degl'Innocenti, Raffaele Mazza, Stefano Biffani, Giovanna Preziuso, Carlo Cantile
Paratuberculosis disease is a chronic bacterial disease infection of ruminants of global relevance, caused by MAP (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis). The present study was conducted on the Garfagnina goat breed that is an Italian native goat population registered on the Tuscan regional repertory of genetic resources at risk of extinction. Forty-eight adult goats (27 serologically positive to MAP-positive and 21 serologically negative to MAP-negative) belonging to a single flock that had experienced annual mortalities due to MAP infection were identified and genotyped with the Illumina GoatSNP60 BeadChip...
May 19, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524015/presence-of-mycobacterium-avium-subs-paratuberculosis-dna-in-milk-used-to-feed-calves-in-portugal
#2
Célia Leão, Ana Botelho, Elisabete Martins, Carla Aguiar, Inês Rebelo, Telmo Nunes, Ricardo Bexiga
This Technical Research communication describes results of a study aimed at detecting the presence of Map in milk fed to calves, and identifying possible risk factors for that presence. A questionnaire was performed on 37 dairy farms and waste milk samples were collected on 3 occasions separated by a minimum of 1 week. For farms not feeding waste milk, bulk tank milk samples were collected instead. A real time PCR for the detection of the IS900 sequence was performed for the detection of Map. A majority of farms (89·2%) fed waste milk, with only one pasteurising the milk before feeding it to calves...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523203/mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-induces-specific-ige-production-in-japanese-people-with-allergies
#3
D Cossu, S Otsubo, Y Otsubo, S Eda, T Suzuki, Y Iwao, T Kuribayashi, S Yamamoto, L A Sechi, E Momotani
Background. The prevalence of allergies is steadily increasing worldwide; however, the pathogenesis is still unclear. We hypothesized that Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) may contribute to allergy development. This organism can be present in dairy foods, it can elicit an immunomodulatory switch from a Th1 to a Th2 response, and it has been speculated that it is linked to several human autoimmune diseases. To determine the contribution, sera from 99 individuals with various atopic disorders and 45 healthy nonallergic controls were assessed for total IgE levels and successively for MAP-specific IgE by ELISA...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523197/disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-presenting-as-vertebral-osteomyelitis
#4
Daphne M Moutsoglou, Frank Merritt, Ethan Cumbler
Mycobacterium chimaera, a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex, is a slow-growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium associated with outbreaks in cardiac-surgery patients supported on heart-lung machines. We report a case of an elderly woman on chronic prednisone who presented with a six-month history of worsening chronic back pain, recurrent low-grade fevers, and weight loss. Imaging identified multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis and lumbar soft-tissue abscess. Abscess culture identified M. chimaera.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521263/gamma-interferon-responses-to-proteome-determined-specific-recombinant-proteins-in-cattle-experimentally-and-naturally-infected-with-paratuberculosis
#5
Valerie Hughes, Jim McNair, Samuel Strain, Claire Barry, Joyce McLuckie, Mintu Nath, George Caldow, Karen Stevenson
Johne's disease (JD), is a fatal enteritis of animals caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map). Diagnosis of subclinical JD is problematic as test sensitivity is limited. Th1 responses to Map are activated early, thus detection of a cell-mediated response, indicated by measuring interferon gamma (IFN-γ) stimulated by mycobacterial antigens, may give the first indication of sub-clinical infection. Crude extracts of Map (PPDJ) have been used to detect the cell-mediated response in infected cattle...
April 29, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515134/identification-of-novel-seroreactive-antigens-in-johne-s-disease-cattle-using-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-protein-array
#6
John P Bannantine, Joseph J Campo, Lingling Li, Arlo Randall, Jozelyn Pablo, Craig A Praul, Juan Antonio Raygoza Garay, Judith R Stabel, Vivek Kapur
Johne's Disease, a chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map), is endemic in dairy cattle and other ruminants worldwide and remains a challenge to diagnose using traditional serological methods. Given the close phylogenetic relationship between Map and the human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), we here applied a whole proteome Mtb protein array to identify seroreactive and diagnostic Map antigens. A genome-scale pairwise analysis of amino acid identity between orthologous proteins in Map and Mtb showed an average of 62% identity, with more than half the orthologous proteins sharing > 75% identity...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512635/drug-susceptibility-of-33-reference-strains-of-slowly-growing-mycobacteria-to-19-antimicrobial-agents
#7
Hui Pang, Yi Jiang, Kanglin Wan
Objectives. Slowly growing mycobacteria (SGM) are prevalent worldwide and cause an extensive spectrum of diseases. Methods. In this study, the antimicrobial susceptibility of 33 reference strains of SGM to 19 antimicrobial agents was tested using a modified microdilution method. Results. Cefmetazole (32/33) and azithromycin (32/33) exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity, and dapsone (9/33) exhibited the lowest activity against the tested strains. Cefoxitin (30/33), cefoperazone (28/33), and cefepime (28/33) were effective against a high proportion of strains, and macrolides were also highly effective as well as offering the benefit of convenient oral administration to patients...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511780/anti-mycobacterium-avium-complex-activity-of-clarithromycin-rifampin-rifabutin-and-ethambutol-in-combination-with-adenosine-5-triphosphate
#8
Yutaka Tatano, Seiko Yamabe, Chiaki Sano, Haruaki Tomioka
We previously reported that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) inhibited the growth of various bacteria, including mycobacteria, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas, without damaging bacterial surface structures. Notably, ATP's antibacterial activity was found to be attributable to its iron-chelating ability. ATP exhibited combined effects with some antimicrobials against Mycobacterium intracellulare and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, suggesting its usefulness as an adjunctive drug in the chemotherapy against certain intractable infections...
May 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/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 monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited 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...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507419/exploring-the-potential-hazard-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-as-a-cause-for-crohn-s-disease
#10
Sukumar Bharathy, Lakshmanasami Gunaseelan, Kannan Porteen
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease (JD), or paratuberculosis in ruminants has been suspected to be implicated in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD) in humans with chronic inflammatory intestinal changes. As the hypothesis is now fast being recognized that MAP could possibly be the etiological agent of CD which is found to be excreted in milk of dairy animals subclinically or terminally ill with JD. AIM: The present study was aimed to detect MAP in milk by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting IS900 and to describe the excretion pattern of MAP in milk from asymptomatic lactating cows and does with relevance to the public health significance...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506264/an-association-between-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infections-and-biomarkers-of-th2-type-inflammation
#11
Paul E Pfeffer, Susan Hopkins, Ian Cropley, David M Lowe, Marc Lipman
BACKGROUND: The rising incidence of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAI) infection is unexplained but parallels the growing world-wide epidemic of allergic disease. We hypothesized an association between pulmonary MAI infection and Th2-type immune responses as seen in allergy. METHODS: Biomarkers of patient Th2-type immune responses (peripheral blood eosinophil counts and serum IgE levels) were compared between patients with positive pulmonary samples for tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505170/ifn-%C3%AE-fails-to-overcome-inhibition-of-selected-macrophage-activation-events-in-response-to-pathogenic-mycobacteria
#12
Shyamala Thirunavukkarasu, Karren M Plain, Auriol C Purdie, Richard J Whittington, Kumudika de Silva
According to most models of mycobacterial infection, inhibition of the pro-inflammatory macrophage immune responses contributes to the persistence of bacteria. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a highly successful pathogen in cattle and sheep and is also implicated as the causative agent of Crohn's disease in humans. Pathogenic mycobacteria such as MAP have developed multiple strategies to evade host defence mechanisms including interfering with the macrophages' capacity to respond to IFN-γ, a feature which might be lacking in non-pathogenic mycobacteria such as M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504926/accurate-differentiation-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-from-mycobacterium-intracellulare-by-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
#13
Arthur B Pranada, Ellen Witt, Michael Bienia, Markus Kostrzewa, Markus Timke
PURPOSE: The increasing number of infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has prompted the need for rapid and precise identification methods of these pathogens. Several studies report the applicability of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) for identification of NTM. However, some closely related species have very similar spectral mass fingerprints, and until recently, Mycobacterium chimaera and M. intracellulare could not be separated from each other by MALDI-TOF MS. METHODOLOGY: The conventional identification methods used in routine diagnostics have similar limitations...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504089/immunohistochemical-expression-of-interferon-%C3%AE-in-different-types-of-granulomatous-lesions-associated-with-bovine-paratuberculosis
#14
Miguel Fernández, Miguel Fuertes, Natalia Elguezabal, Pablo Castaño, Marcos Royo, M Carmen Ferreras, Julio Benavides, Valentín Pérez
Animals infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) show a variety of lesions, from focal forms, seen in subclinical stages to diffuse lesions in clinical cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the local expression of IFN-γ by immunohistochemistry in relation with the type of lesion in naturally Map-infected cows. The number of immunolabelled cells, -the majority morphologically consistent with lymphocytes-, was higher in focal and diffuse paucibacillary forms than in diffuse multibacillary lesions, where they appeared closely related to epithelioid cells...
April 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502107/a-nano-particle-vector-comprised-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-and-recombinant-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-peptides-stimulate-a-pro-immune-profile-in-bovine-macrophages
#15
Cleverson D Souza, John P Bannantine, Wendy C Brown, M Grant Norton, William C Davis, Julianne K Hwang, Parissa Ziaei, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Meaghan V Eren, James R Deringer, Elizabeth Laws, Maria Clara D Cardieri
AIMS: We evaluated the potential of a nanoparticle (NP) delivery system to improve methods of delivery of candidate peptide based vaccines for Paratuberculosis in cattle. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peptides derived from Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map), and the proinflammatory monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA) were incorporated in polymeric NPs based on poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA). The PLGA/MPLA NPs carriers were incubated with macrophages to examine their effects on survival and function...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501400/the-genetics-of-antibody-response-to-paratuberculosis-in-dairy-cattle
#16
T Pritchard, R Mrode, M Coffey, K Bond, E Wall
Genetic parameters were estimated for antibody response to paratuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis) using milk ELISA test results, collected and analyzed by National Milk Records, from Holstein Friesian cows on UK dairy farms in their first 3 lactations. Milk ELISA test results were obtained from 2007 to 2012 and combined with milk recording data and pedigree information. The reduced data set edited for the purposes of genetic parameter estimation consisted of 148,054 milk ELISA records from 64,645 lactations in 40,142 cows of 908 sires, recorded in 641 herds...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500949/human-health-risks-for-legionella-and-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-from-potable-and-non-potable-uses-of-roof-harvested-rainwater
#17
Kerry A Hamilton, Warish Ahmed, Simon Toze, Charles N Haas
A quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) of opportunistic pathogens Legionella pneumophila (LP) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) was undertaken for various uses of roof-harvested rainwater (RHRW) reported in Queensland, Australia to identify appropriate usages and guide risk management practices. Risks from inhalation of aerosols due to showering, swimming in pools topped up with RHRW, use of a garden hose, car washing, and toilet flushing with RHRW were considered for LP while both ingestion (drinking, produce consumption, and accidental ingestion from various activities) and inhalation risks were considered for MAC...
April 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481651/the-alternate-effects-of-anti-tnfa-therapeutics-and-their-role-in-mycobacterial-granulomatous-infection-in-crohn-s-disease
#18
Ahmad Qasem, Abed Elrahman Naser, Saleh A Naser
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that has been debated to be associated with bacterial triggers such as Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Standard treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients includes a family of immunomodulators and biologics such as Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (Anti-TNFa). This cytokine in particular has been known to play vital roles in fighting microbial infections through formation and maintenance of granulomas. Areas covered: This perspective is focused on elucidating the negative effects of using Anti-TNFa therapeutic agents as a treatment option in CD patients who are more likely suspected to have MAP infection, and the role of other immunomodulators in MAP infection...
May 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474649/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
#19
Tanushree Gahlot, Ujjwal Parakh, Kusum Verma, Bobby Bhalotra, Neeraj Jain
CONTEXT: The diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy is always a challenge. There always a need of a technique that is highly accurate as well as safe for diagnosis the same. AIMS: The aim of the study is to assess the clinical usefulness and safety profile of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing the patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was an observational prospective study...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472070/increased-seroreactivity-to-proinsulin-and-homologous-mycobacterial-peptides-in-latent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-adults
#20
Magdalena Niegowska, Alessandro Delitala, Giovanni Mario Pes, Giuseppe Delitala, Leonardo A Sechi
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) is a slowly progressing form of immune-mediated diabetes that combines phenotypical features of type 2 diabetes (T2D) with the presence of islet cell antigens detected in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Heterogeneous clinical picture have led to the classification of patients based on the levels of antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GADA) that correlate with clinical phenotypes closer to T1D or T2D when GADA titers are high or low, respectively. To date, LADA etiology remains elusive despite numerous studies investigating on genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors...
2017: PloS One
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