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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145844/development-and-evaluation-of-an-interferon-gamma-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-red-deer-experimentally-infected-with-mycobacterium-bovis
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María Ángeles Risalde, Jobin Thomas, Iker Sevilla, Miriam Serrano, Jose Antonio Ortíz, Joseba Garrido, Mercedes Domínguez, Lucas Domínguez, Christian Gortázar, Jose Francisco Ruíz-Fons
BACKGROUND: Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is regarded as an epidemiologically relevant host for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex that cause animal tuberculosis (TB). The standard antemortem screening test for the detection of TB in deer is the intradermal tuberculin skin test, but the detection of interferon-gamma (IFNγ) produced by white blood cells exposed to M. bovis antigens can be used as an alternative or supplemental assay in most TB eradication/control programs...
November 16, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134265/deletion-of-the-%C3%AE-propeller-protein-gene-rv1057-reduces-esat-6-secretion-and-intracellular-growth-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Jiafang Fu, Gongli Zong, Peipei Zhang, Yuanxin Gu, Guangxiang Cao
Rv1057 is the only β-propeller protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but its biological function is still unclear. In this study, we generated a deletion mutant of Rv1057 (D1057) in the virulent M. tuberculosis strain H37Rv and examined the characteristics of the mutant in vitro and in macrophages. We found that deletion of Rv1057 reduces secretion of the major virulence factor ESAT-6 and ESAT-6 stops in the cell envelope fraction during secretion, although ESAT-6 levels were similar in lysates of the mutant and control strains...
November 13, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125874/pulmonary-immune-responses-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-exposed-individuals
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Christian Herzmann, Martin Ernst, Christoph Lange, Steffen Stenger, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Norbert Reiling, Tom Schaberg, Lize van der Merwe, Jeroen Maertzdorf
BACKGROUND: Blood based Interferon-(IFN)-γ release assays (IGRAs) have a poor predictive value for the development of tuberculosis. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between IGRAs and pulmonary immune responses in tuberculosis contacts in Germany. METHODS: IGRAs were performed on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells and peripheral blood from close healthy contacts of patients with culturally confirmed tuberculosis. Cellular BAL composition was determined by flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119205/secretome-profile-analysis-of-multidrug-resistant-monodrug-resistant-and-drug-susceptible-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Chanyanuch Putim, Narumon Phaonakrop, Janthima Jaresitthikunchai, Ratikorn Gamngoen, Khajornsak Tragoolpua, Sorasak Intorasoot, Usanee Anukool, Chayada Sitthidet Tharincharoen, Ponrut Phunpae, Chatchai Tayapiwatana, Watchara Kasinrerk, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Bordin Butr-Indr
The emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis has generated great concern in the control of tuberculosis and HIV/TB patients have established severe complications that are difficult to treat. Although, the gold standard of drug-susceptibility testing is highly accurate and efficient, it is time-consuming. Diagnostic biomarkers are, therefore, necessary in discriminating between infection from drug-resistant and drug-susceptible strains. One strategy that aids to effectively control tuberculosis is understanding the function of secreting proteins that mycobacteria use to manipulate the host cellular defenses...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101404/autoreactive-t-cells-in-immunopathogenesis-of-tb-associated-uveitis
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Ravichandra Tagirasa, Shaifaly Parmar, Manas R Barik, Satish Devadas, Soumyava Basu
Purpose: Intraocular inflammation in tuberculosis-associated uveitis (TBU) is usually widespread, and responds unpredictably to treatment. Herein, we analyze the intraocular T-cell response in TBU for its surface phenotype, antigenic specificity, and functional characteristics to explain the above observations. Methods: We isolated T cells from vitreous humor samples of patients with TBU and non-TB uveitis (controls). These were directly stained for surface markers CD4, CD8, CD45RO, CD45RA, CCR7, as well as intracellular cytokines IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-17 and analyzed on flow cytometry...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081214/potentiation-of-th1-type-immune-responses-to-m-tuberculosis-antigens-in-mice-by-cationic-liposomes-combined-with-de-o-acylated-lipooligosaccharide
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Ara Ko, Seo Ri Wui, Ji In Ryu, Yeon Jeong Lee, Do Thi Thu Hien, Inmoo Rhee, Sung Jae Shin, Shin Ae Park, Kwang Sung Kim, Yang Je Cho, Na Gyong Lee
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is the only TB vaccine currently available, but it is not sufficiently effective in preventing active pulmonary TB or adult infection. With the purpose of developing an improved vaccine against TB that can overcome the limitations of the current BCG vaccine, we investigated whether adjuvant formulations containing de-O-acylated lipooligosaccharide (dLOS) are capable of enhancing the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of TB subunit vaccine...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075255/il-17-production-from-t-helper-17-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-cells-in-tuberculosis-infection-and-disease
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Felicity Coulter, Amy Parrish, Declan Manning, Beate Kampmann, Joseph Mendy, Mathieu Garand, David M Lewinsohn, Eleanor M Riley, Jayne S Sutherland
IL-17-producing cells have been shown to be important in the early stages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in animal models. However, there are very little data on the role of IL-17 in human studies of tuberculosis (TB). We recruited TB patients and their highly exposed contacts who were further categorized based on results from an IFN-γ-release assay (IGRA): (1) IGRA positive (IGRA(+)) at recruitment (latently TB infected), (2) IGRA negative (IGRA(-)) at recruitment and 6 months [non-converters (NC)], and (3) IGRA(-) at recruitment and IGRA(+) at 6 months (converters)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050772/ctl-immunogenicity-of-rv3615c-antigen-and-diagnostic-performances-of-an-esat-6-cfp-10-rv3615c-antigen-cocktail-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Shuguang Tan, Nan Lin, Mingxiang Huang, Qing Wang, Yunhong Tan, Bingxi Li, Ning Zhang, Tianling Guo, Yingbin Cui, Xinchao Chen, Dongping Wang, Jue Wang, Haixia Xiao, William J Liu, Jinghua Yan, Catherine W-H Zhang, Cui Hua Liu, Kanglin Wan, George F Gao
T cell immune responses have played pivotal roles in host immune protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection. MTB specific antigen, Rv3615c (EspC), was identified to be as immunodominant as the well-known ESAT-6 and CFP-10, and has brought promising expectations to more sensitive T-cell based diagnosis and vaccine development. However, limited knowledge about the immunogenicity and diagnostic values of this antigen has restricted its application in clinical practice. Herein, the Rv3615c antigen was identified as a robust CTL immunoantigen with broadly cross-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) allele recognized peptides which may contribute to the broad recognition of Rv3615c antigen among the population...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050758/identification-of-mycobacterial-bacterioferritin-b-for-immune-screening-of-tuberculosis-and-latent-tuberculosis-infection
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Xinyu Yang, Jia-Bao Wu, Ying Liu, Yanqing Xiong, Ping Ji, Shu-Jun Wang, Yingying Chen, Guo-Ping Zhao, Shui-Hua Lu, Ying Wang
OBJECTIVES: It remains necessary and urgent to search for novel mycobacterial antigens to increase the sensitivity and specificity for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and latent TB infection (LTBI) screening. Antigens capable of inducing strong immune responses during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection would be good candidates. METHODS: Cellular responses specific to M.tb derived bacterioferritin B (BfrB) were assessed by IFN-γ ELISPOT in three human cohorts, including healthy controls (HCs), LTBI population and pulmonary TB (PTB) patients...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034213/a-promising-listeria-vectored-vaccine-induces-th1-type-immune-responses-and-confers-protection-against-tuberculosis
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Yuelan Yin, Kai Lian, Dan Zhao, Chengwu Tao, Xiang Chen, Weijun Tan, Xiaobo Wang, Zhengzhong Xu, Maozhi Hu, Yan Rao, Xiaohui Zhou, Zhiming Pan, Xiaoming Zhang, Xin'an Jiao
Deaths associated with tuberculosis (TB) is rising and accounted for 1.4 million deaths in 2015 many of which were due to drug-resistant bacteria. Vaccines represent an important medical intervention, but the current Bacilli Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is not ideal for the protection of teenagers and adults. Therefore, a safe and effective vaccine is urgently needed. In this study, we designed a novel vaccine using an attenuated Listeria monocytogenes strain carrying fusion antigen FbpB-ESAT-6 (rLM) and characterized its safety and protective efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032183/peroxiredoxin-1-of-macrophage-is-critical-for-mycobacterial-infection-and-is-controlled-by-early-secretory-antigenic-target-protein-through-the-activation-of-p38-mapk
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Shivraj M Yabaji, Alok K Mishra, Aditi Chatterjee, Rikesh K Dubey, Kanchan Srivastava, Kishore K Srivastava
Early secretory antigenic target protein (ESAT-6) is an important virulent factor which plays a crucial role in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) pathogenesis. Here, we demonstrate the role of ESAT-6 in phagocytosis and intracellular survival of mycobacteria through a mechanism mediated by regulation of a host protein; Peroxiredoxin-1 (Prdx-1). Prdx-1 is an anti-apoptotic and stress response protein which protects cells from damage by ROS and H2O2. The J774 A.1 cells infected with MTB or over-expressing ESAT-6 through eukaryotic promoter vector showed elevated expression of Prdx-1...
October 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993696/an-eqtl-variant-of-zxdc-is-associated-with-ifn-%C3%AE-production-following-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-specific-stimulation
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Fabienne Jabot-Hanin, Aurélie Cobat, Jacqueline Feinberg, Marianna Orlova, Jonathan Niay, Caroline Deswarte, Christine Poirier, Ioannis Theodorou, Jacinta Bustamante, Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Alexandre Alcaïs, Eileen G Hoal, Christophe Delacourt, Erwin Schurr, Laurent Abel
There is a large inter-individual variability in the response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. In previous linkage analyses, we identified a major locus on chromosome region 8q controlling IFN-γ production after stimulation with live BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), and a second locus on chromosome region 3q affecting IFN-γ production triggered by the 6-kDa early secretory antigen target (ESAT-6), taking into account the IFN-γ production induced by BCG (IFNγ-ESAT6BCG). High-density genotyping and imputation identified ~100,000 variants within each linkage region, which we tested for association with the corresponding IFN-γ phenotype in families from a tuberculosis household contact study in France...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941991/conservation-in-gene-encoding-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-rv2660-and-a-high-predicted-population-coverage-of-h56-multistage-vaccine-in-south-africa
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Angy P Perez-Martinez, Edison Ong, Lixin Zhang, Carl F Marrs, Yongqun He, Zhenhua Yang
H56/AERAS-456+IC31 (H56), composed of two early secretion proteins, Ag85B and ESAT-6, and a latency associated protein, Rv2660, and the IC31 Intercell adjuvant, is a new fusion subunit vaccine candidate designed to induce immunity against both new infection and reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection. Efficacy of subunit vaccines may be affected by the diversity of vaccine antigens among clinical strains and the extent of recognition by the diverse HLA molecules in the recipient population. Although a previous study showed the conservative nature of Ag85B- and ESAT-6-encoding genes, genetic diversity of Rv2660c that encodes RV2660 is largely unknown...
September 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
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Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928738/age-stratified-t-cell-responses-in-children-infected-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Alexandra Dreesman, Véronique Corbière, Violette Dirix, Kaat Smits, Sara Debulpaep, Iris De Schutter, Myriam Libin, Mahavir Singh, Anne Malfroot, Camille Locht, Françoise Mascart
Tuberculosis (TB) in young children differs from adult TB in that the risk of rapid progression to active TB (aTB) is higher in children than in adults. The reasons for this increased risk are not fully understood. Early differentiation remains difficult between children at risk to develop aTB from those who will remain healthy and develop a latent TB infection (LTBI). Biomarkers to differentiate aTB from LTBI in children, especially in very young children, are urgently needed. To identify M. tuberculosis-specific functional T cell subsets related to clinical manifestations in children, we enrolled 87 children exposed to M...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899559/emergency-general-surgery-and-trauma-outcomes-from-the-first-consultant-led-service-in-singapore
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Sachin Mathur, Woan Wui Lim, Tiong Thye Goo
INTRODUCTION: There is a significant burden on public health systems from emergency surgical and trauma (ESAT) patients. In Western countries, the response has been to separate acute and elective surgery with the creation of a new sub-specialty: acute care surgery. Dedicated acute units have shown improvements in efficiency and clinical outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was to assess the results of the first such unit in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of a 12-month period of acute admissions between May 2014 and April 2015, with comparison of 6-months before and after the creation of the ESAT service...
September 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893919/antigen-localisation-influences-the-magnitude-and-kinetics-of-the-endogenous-adaptive-immune-response-to-recombinant-salmonella-vaccines
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Yanina R Sevastsyanovich, David R Withers, Claire L Marriott, Faye C Morris, Timothy J Wells, Douglas F Browning, Irene Beriotto, Ewan Ross, Hossam Omar Ali, Catherine A Wardius, Adam F Cunningham, Ian R Henderson, Amanda E Rossiter
The use of recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccine (RASV) strains is a promising strategy to present heterologous antigens to the mammalian immune system to induce both cellular and humoral immune responses. However, studies on RASV development differ in where heterologous antigens are expressed and localised within the bacterium and it is unclear how antigen localisation modulates the immune response. Previously, we exploited the plasmid-encoded toxin (Pet) autotransporter system for accumulation of heterologous antigens in the cell culture supernatant...
September 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881482/altered-expression-of-antigen-specific-memory-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-differentiate-latent-and-active-tuberculosis
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Balaji Pathakumari, Santhi Devasundaram, Alamelu Raja
Though one-third of the world population is infected with M. tuberculosis, only 5-10% of the infected individuals will develop active TB disease and rest will remain infected with no symptoms known as latent TB infection (LTBI). Identifying biomarkers that differentiate latent and active TB disease enables effective TB control, since early detection, treatment of active TB and preventive treatment of LTBI individuals are crucial steps involved in TB control. Here, we have evaluated the frequency of antigen specific memory and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in 15 healthy household contacts (HHC) and 15 pulmonary TB patients (PTB) to identify biomarkers for differential diagnosis of LTBI and active TB...
September 7, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874412/isolation-of-a-membrane-protein-complex-for-type-vii-secretion-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Khaled A Aly, Mark Anderson, Ryan Jay Ohr, Dominique Missiakas
The ESAT6-like secretion system (ESS) of Staphylococcus aureus promotes effector protein transport across the bacterial envelope. Genes in the ESS cluster are required for S. aureus establishment of persistent abscess lesions and the modulation of immune responses during bloodstream infections. However, the biochemical functions of most of the ESS gene products, specifically the identity of secretion machine components, are unknown. Earlier work demonstrated that deletion of essB, which encodes a membrane protein, abolishes S...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874142/risk-factors-for-increased-immune-reconstitution-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigens-in-tuberculosis-hiv-infected-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-patients
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Tatiana Pereira da Silva, Carmem Beatriz Wagner Giacoia-Gripp, Carolina A Schmaltz, Flavia Marinho Sant'Anna, Maria Helena Saad, Juliana Arruda de Matos, Julio Castro Alves de Lima E Silva, Valeria Cavalcanti Rolla, Mariza Gonçalves Morgado
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the restoration of the specific immune response after combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) and anti-tuberculosis (TB) therapy introduction among TB-HIV patients. In this study, we examined the immune response of TB-HIV patients to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) antigens to evaluate the response dynamics to different antigens over time. Moreover, we also evaluated the influence of two different doses of efavirenz and the factors associated with immune reconstitution...
September 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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