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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630459/abdominal-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-cellularity-in-men-and-women
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D P Andersson, E Arner, D E Hogling, M Rydén, P Arner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Differences in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue (SAT) fat cell size and number (cellularity) are linked to insulin resistance. Men are generally more insulin resistant than women but it is unknown whether there is a gender dimorphism in SAT cellularity. The objective was to determine SAT cellularity and its relationship to insulin sensitivity in men and women. METHODS: In a cohort study performed at an outpatient academic clinic in Sweden, 798 women and 306 men were included...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618268/antigen-availability-shapes-t-cell-differentiation-and-function-during-tuberculosis
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Albanus O Moguche, Munyaradzi Musvosvi, Adam Penn-Nicholson, Courtney R Plumlee, Helen Mearns, Hennie Geldenhuys, Erica Smit, Deborah Abrahams, Virginie Rozot, One Dintwe, Søren T Hoff, Ingrid Kromann, Morten Ruhwald, Peter Bang, Ryan P Larson, Shahin Shafiani, Shuyi Ma, David R Sherman, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, Denise M McKinney, Holden Maecker, Willem A Hanekom, Mark Hatherill, Peter Andersen, Thomas J Scriba, Kevin B Urdahl
CD4 T cells are critical for protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the cause of tuberculosis (TB). Yet to date, TB vaccine candidates that boost antigen-specific CD4 T cells have conferred little or no protection. Here we examined CD4 T cell responses to two leading TB vaccine antigens, ESAT-6 and Ag85B, in Mtb-infected mice and in vaccinated humans with and without underlying Mtb infection. In both species, Mtb infection drove ESAT-6-specific T cells to be more differentiated than Ag85B-specific T cells...
June 14, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616288/decreased-expression-of-perforin-in-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-and-its-potential-value-as-a-marker-for-efficacy-of-treatment
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Hongbin Jiang, Huili Gong, Qing Zhang, Jin Gu, Li Liang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cytolytic activity against mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) within the infected macrophage is a crucial step in the immunity against TB infection, as MTB is an intracellular bacterium. Cytotoxic molecules such as perforin and granzymes produced by cytolytic T cells directly participate in this process. In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity function employing flow cytometry analysis of the level of expression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), perforin and granzyme B in CD8(+) T cells from patients with active pulmonary TB (PTB), stable PTB and healthy controls, and explored whether MTB antigen (MTB Ag)-stimulated cytotoxic molecules would be useful for monitoring responses to anti-TB treatment...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610788/evaluation-of-antigen-specific-interleukin-1%C3%AE-as-a-biomarker-to-detect-cattle-infected-with-mycobacterium-bovis
#4
Mahmoud M Elnaggar, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Alaa Elsisy, Asmaa H Mahmoud, Abdelrazeq Shyboub, Martina Sester, Samy A Khaliel, Mahavir Singh, Helmy A Torky, William C Davis
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major world-wide health problem that has been difficult to control, due to the lack of an effective vaccine and limited ability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the ancillary whole blood interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assay (IGRA) to detect all infected animals. A 6 h cytokine flow cytometric IFN-γ (CFC) assay was developed in effort to overcome these limitations and expand methods for studying the mechanisms of bTB immunopathogenesis. The present study was conducted to evaluate IL-1β as a biomarker to use in conjunction with the IFN-γ CFC assay to improve the diagnostic accuracy for bTB...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610780/analysis-of-transcription-factors-micrornas-and-cytokines-involved-in-t-lymphocyte-differentiation-in-patients-with-tuberculosis-after-directly-observed-treatment-short-course
#5
Nancy Elizabeth Corral-Fernández, Juan Diego Cortes-García, Rivas-Santiago Bruno, Silvia Romano-Moreno, Susanna E Medellín-Garibay, Martín Magaña-Aquino, Raúl A Salazar-González, Roberto González-Amaro, Diana Patricia Portales-Pérez
Tuberculosis (Tb) is an infectious disease in which the immune system plays an important role. MicroRNAs are involved in the development and maintenance of CD4 + T lymphocyte subpopulations. miR-326 regulates the differentiation to Th17 cells and miR-29 correlates with the Th1 response. The aim of this study was to determine the role of microRNAs, Transcription Factors, and cytokines in Th differentiation before and after the directly observed treatment short-course (DOTS). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum from Tb patients were collected at times 0 (before therapy), 2 (after the intensive phase), and 6 months (after the holding phase)...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605005/factors-predicting-the-outcomes-of-incomplete-triple-pelvic-osteotomy
#6
Engin Eceviz, Esat Uygur, Mehmet S Söylemez, Abdullah Eren
INTRODUCTION: In the present study, we identified factors affecting the outcomes of patients who underwent incomplete triple pelvic osteotomies due to acetabular dysplasia. METHODS: Data on a total of 58 hips in 50 patients for whom adequate data were available and who had undergone appropriate follow-up were retrospectively evaluated. We used Ömeroğlu scores for radiological evaluation, Harris Hip Scores for clinical evaluation, Tönnis scores to evaluate osteoarthritis progression and a modified Clavien-Dindo classification to evaluate complications...
June 6, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598105/-genetic-recombiniation-and-protein-expression-detection-of-listeria-based-tuberculosis-vaccine-candidates
#7
Chen-Yan Ren, Si-Jing Liu, Qi-Kang Pu, Ming-Juan Jiang, Meng-Ying Zhou, Chuan Wang
OBJECTIVES: Genetic construction of tuberculosis vaccine candidates based on Listeria(L.) monocytogenes,L.ivanovii,and evaluation their protein expression,in order to provide a novel method for research on tuberculosis controlling. METHODS: Two kinds of gene cassettes carrying tuberculosis antigen encoding gene Rv3875 or Rv0129c were inserted into targeting vector harboring L.monocytogenes,L.ivanovii homologous sequences via genetic connection methods and plasmid transformation technology in vitro...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588103/mycobacteriumtuberculosis-rv3615c-is-a-highly-immunodominant-antigen-and-specifically-inducespotent-th1-type-immune-responses-in-tuberculosis-pleurisy
#8
Jiangping Li, Juan Shen, Suihua Lao, Xiaomin Li, Jie Liu, Changyou Wu
T-cell responses have been demonstrated essential for preventing M.tb infection. The Th1-cytokines produced by T cells, such as INF-γ, IL-2 and TNF-α, not only limit the invasion of M.tb but also eliminate the pathogen at site of infection. BCG is known to induce Th1-type responses but the protection is inadequate. Identification of immunogenic components in addition to those expressed in BCG and induction of a broad spectrum of Th1-type responses provide options for generating sufficient adaptive immunity...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553288/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-induction-of-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-is-dependent-on-oxidative-stress-and-reflects-treatment-outcomes
#9
Neesha Rockwood, Diego L Costa, Eduardo P Amaral, Elsa Du Bruyn, Andre Kubler, Leonardo Gil-Santana, Kiyoshi F Fukutani, Charles A Scanga, JoAnne L Flynn, Sharon H Jackson, Katalin A Wilkinson, William R Bishai, Alan Sher, Robert J Wilkinson, Bruno B Andrade
The antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is implicated in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB) and has been proposed as a biomarker of active disease. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) induces HO-1 as well as how its expression is affected by HIV-1 coinfection and successful antitubercular therapy (ATT) are poorly understood. We found that HO-1 expression is markedly increased in rabbits, mice, and non-human primates during experimental Mtb infection and gradually decreased during ATT...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533576/ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-2-responses-to-recombinant-aladh-against-esat-6-cfp-10-fusion-antigens-in-the-diagnosis-of-latent-versus-active-tuberculosis-infection
#10
Bahram Movahedi, Pooneh Mokarram, Mina Hemmati, Nader Mosavari, Razie Zare, Leila Safaee Ardekani, Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour
BACKGROUND: Discriminating latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) from active TBI may be challenging. The objective of this study was to produce the recombinant L-alanine dehydrogenase (AlaDH) antigen and evaluate individuals with LTBI, those with active TBI, and uninfected individuals by enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISPOT) in order to distinguish LTBI from active TBI. METHODS: This exploratory study was performed in the Iranian city of Shiraz from 2014 to 2015...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531231/utility-of-th1-cell-immune-responses-for-distinguishing-active-tuberculosis-from-non-active-tuberculosis-a-case-control-study
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Lifan Zhang, Xinhe Cheng, Sainan Bian, Yanhua Song, Qiang Li, Mengqiu Gao, Yueqiu Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Xiaoqing Liu
Currently available Interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) cannot reliably differentiate active TB (ATB) from non-active TB (non-ATB). A study was performed to evaluate the value of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) specific Th1 cell immune responses which test IFN-γ and IL-2 simultaneous for differentiating ATB from non-ATB. Forty-nine newly diagnosed inpatients with ATB (26 pulmonary TB and 23 extrapulmonary TB) were enrolled as the ATB group. Forty-five volunteers with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and twenty with evidence of previous TB were enrolled during the same period as the non-ATB group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529509/a-novel-esat-6-secretion-system-secreted-protein-esxx-of-community-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-lineage-st398-contributes-to-immune-evasion-and-virulence
#12
Yingxin Dai, Yanan Wang, Qian Liu, Qianqian Gao, Huiying Lu, Hongwei Meng, Juanxiu Qin, Mo Hu, Min Li
The ESAT-6 secretion system (ESS) has been reported to contribute to the virulence and pathogenicity of several Staphylococcus aureus strains such as USA300 and Newman. However, the role of the ESS in community-associated S. aureus (CA-SA) lineage ST398 in China is not well understood. By comparing the ess locus of ST398 with the published S. aureus sequence in the NCBI database, we found one gene in the ess locus encoding a novel WXG superfamily protein that is highly conserved only in ST398. LC-MS/MS and Western blot analysis revealed that this protein is a novel secreted protein controlled by the ST398 ESS, and we named the protein EsxX...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513416/the-role-of-esx-1-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-pathogenesis
#13
Ka-Wing Wong
In this article, we have described several cellular pathological effects caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ESX-1. The effects include induction of necrosis, NOD2 signaling, type I interferon production, and autophagy. We then attempted to suggest that these pathological effects are mediated by the cytosolic access of M. tuberculosis-derived materials as a result of the phagosome-disrupting activity of the major ESX-1 substrate ESAT-6. Such activity of ESAT-6 is most likely due to its pore-forming activity at the membrane...
May 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512011/modulation-of-alpha-oscillations-is-required-for-the-suppression-of-semantic-interference
#14
Natalia Melnik, Igor Mapelli, Tolga Esat Özkurt
Recent findings on alpha band oscillations suggest their important role in memory consolidation and suppression of external distractors such as environmental noise. However, less attention was given to the phenomenon of internal distracting information being solely inherent to the stimuli content. Human memory may be prone to internal distractions caused by semantic relatedness between the meaning of words (e.g., atom, neutron, nucleus, etc.) to be encoded, i.e., semantic interference. Our study investigates the brain oscillatory dynamics behind the semantic interference phenomenon, whose possible outcome is known as false memories...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502122/humanized-nog-mice-as-a-model-for-tuberculosis-vaccine-induced-immunity-a-comparative-analysis-with-the-mouse-and-guinea-pig-models-of-tuberculosis
#15
Ajay Grover, Amber Troy, Jenny Rowe, JoLynn M Troudt, Elizabeth Creissen, Jennifer McLean, Prabal Banerjee, Gerold Feuer, Angelo A Izzo
The humanized mouse model has been developed as a model to identify and characterize human immune responses to human pathogens and has been used to better identify vaccine candidates. In the current studies, the humanized mouse was used to determine the ability of a vaccine to affect the immune response to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Both human CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells responded to infection in humanized mice as a result of infection. In humanized mice vaccinated with either BCG or with CpG-C, a liposome-based formulation containing the M...
May 14, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483404/mycobacteria-specific-cytokine-responses-as-correlates-of-treatment-response-in-active-and-latent-tuberculosis
#16
Vanessa Clifford, Marc Tebruegge, Christel Zufferey, Susie Germano, Ben Forbes, Lucy Cosentino, Emma McBryde, Damon Eisen, Roy Robins-Browne, Alan Street, Justin Denholm, Nigel Curtis
OBJECTIVES: A biomarker indicating successful tuberculosis (TB) therapy would assist in determining appropriate length of treatment. This study aimed to determine changes in mycobacteria-specific antigen-induced cytokine biomarkers in patients receiving therapy for latent or active TB, to identify biomarkers potentially correlating with treatment success. METHODS: A total of 33 adults with active TB and 36 with latent TB were followed longitudinally over therapy...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461452/esx-systems-and-the-mycobacterial-cell-envelope-what-s-the-connection
#17
Rachel E Bosserman, Patricia A Champion
Mycobacterial ESX- (ESAT-6 system) exporters transport proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane. Many proteins transported by ESX systems are then translocated across the mycobacterial cell envelope and secreted from the cell. Although the mechanism underlying protein transport across the mycolate outer membrane remains elusive, the ESX systems are closely connected with and localize to the cell envelope. Links between ESX-associated proteins, cell wall synthesis, and the maintenance of cell envelope integrity have been reported...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454652/selection-characterization-and-application-of-dna-aptamers-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-secreted-protein-mpt64
#18
Marzhan Sypabekova, Aliya Bekmurzayeva, Ronghui Wang, Yanbin Li, Claude Nogues, Damira Kanayeva
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB), is important for global control of this disease. Aptamers have emerged as a potential rival for antibodies in therapeutics, diagnostics and biosensing due to their inherent characteristics. The aim of the current study was to select and characterize single-stranded DNA aptamers against MPT64 protein, one of the predominant secreted proteins of Mtb pathogen. Aptamers specific to MPT64 protein were selected in vitro using systematic evolution of ligands through exponential enrichment (SELEX) method...
May 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443247/evaluation-of-a-new-ifn-%C3%AE-release-assay-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-active-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
#19
Gen Li, Feng Li, Hui-Min Zhao, Han-Li Wen, Hai-Cong Li, Chun-Ling Li, Ping Ji, Peng Xu, Kang Wu, Zhi-Dong Hu, Shui-Hua Lu, Douglas B Lowrie, Jian-Xin Lv, Xiao-Yong Fan
Blood-based interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) have been proven to be useful in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. However, IGRAs have not been recommended for clinical practice in most low-income settings due to cost-intensive limitations and shortage of clinical data available. The established T-SPOT. TB assay containing Mtb-specific antigens ESAT-6 and CFP10 are widely used for immunodiagonsis of Mtb infection, but the high cost is one of the restricting factors against its clinical application in the developing countries...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428201/dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-lpd-rv0462-specific-t-cell-recall-responses-are-higher-in-healthy-household-contacts-of-tb-a-novel-immunodominant-antigen-from-m-tuberculosis
#20
Santhi Devasundaram, Alamelu Raja
The partial effectiveness against pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), displayed by the existing tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), highlights the need for novel vaccines to replace or improve BCG. In TB immunology, antigen-specific cellular immune response is frequently considered indispensable. Latency-associated antigens are intriguing as targets for TB vaccine development. The mycobacterial protein, dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (Lpd; Rv0462), the third enzyme of the pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex, facilitates Mycobacterium tuberculosis to resist host reactive nitrogen intermediates...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
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