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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346784/structure-determination-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-serine-protease-hip1-rv2224c
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Jacqueline Lara Naffin-Olivos, Andrew Daab, Andre White, Nathan Eric Goldfarb, Amy C Milne, Dali Liu, Jacqueline Baikovitz, Ben M Dunn, Jyothi Rengarajan, Gregory A Petsko, Dagmar Ringe
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) serine protease Hip1 (Hydrolase important for pathogenesis; Rv2224c) promotes tuberculosis (TB) pathogenesis by impairing host immune responses through proteolysis of a protein substrate, Mtb GroEL2. The cell surface localization of Hip1 and its immunomodulatory functions make Hip1 a good drug target for new adjunctive immune therapies for TB. Here we report the crystal structure of Hip1 to a resolution of 2.6 Å and the kinetic studies of the enzyme against model substrates and the protein GroEL2...
March 27, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346488/comparison-of-chest-ct-findings-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-diseases-vs-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lung-disease-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-cavities
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Cherry Kim, So Hee Park, Sang Young Oh, Sung-Soo Kim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Tae Sun Shim, Mi Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on the differences between CT findings of HIV-negative patients who have cavities with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease and those with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections (TB). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 128 NTM disease patients (79 males and 49 females) with cavities in chest CT, matched for age and gender with 128 TB patients in the same period. Sputum cultures of all patients were positive for pathogens. Two independent chest radiologists evaluated the characteristics of the largest cavity and related factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345639/genomic-characterization-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Tarcisio Fedrizzi, Conor J Meehan, Antonella Grottola, Elisabetta Giacobazzi, Giulia Fregni Serpini, Sara Tagliazucchi, Anna Fabio, Clotilde Bettua, Roberto Bertorelli, Veronica De Sanctis, Fabio Rumpianesi, Monica Pecorari, Olivier Jousson, Enrico Tortoli, Nicola Segata
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae have remained, for many years, the primary species of the genus Mycobacterium of clinical and microbiological interest. The other members of the genus, referred to as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), have long been underinvestigated. In the last decades, however, the number of reports linking various NTM species with human diseases has steadily increased and treatment difficulties have emerged. Despite the availability of whole genome sequencing technologies, limited effort has been devoted to the genetic characterization of NTM species...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345567/retina-and-the-tubercle-bacillus-four-decades-of-our-journey-and-current-understanding
#4
Pradeep Venkatesh
Tuberculosis continues to be a major pandemic with enormous public health implication. Involvement of ocular tissues in the form of tubercles, tuberculomas, panophthalmitis, and iris granulomas are well recognized as definitive manifestations of tuberculosis. For these lesions, confirmatory evidence is available in the form of demonstration of acid-fast Bacillus on Ziehl-Neelsen staining. For other retinochoroidal disorders such as central serous chorioretinopathy, retinal vasculitis, and presumed ocular tuberculosis, hard evidence about the role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is lacking...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345545/diagnostic-significance-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-t-cell-assays-for-active-tuberculosis
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Wei-Xia Xuan, Ting-Ting Lu, Zheng Wang, Yun-Xia An, Xiao-Ju Zhang
BACKGROUND: Active tuberculosis (TB) with negative results of sputum smear is difficult to be identified. Till now, there is no effective and noninvasive diagnostic method. This study evaluated the diagnostic power of Mycobacterium tuberculosis T-cell (T.SPOT®.TB) assays for active TB. METHODS: We retrospectively screened 450 suspected TB patients that were hospitalized in the Respiratory Department of Henan Province People's Hospital from June 2015 to June 2016...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345426/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-dalian-china
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Xin-Tong Lv, Xi-Wei Lu, Xiao-Yan Shi, Ling Zhou
Objectives To investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Dalian, China. Methods This was a retrospective review of data from patients attending a TB clinic in Dalian, China between 2012 and 2015. Demographic and drug susceptibility data were retrieved from TB treatment cards. Univariate logistic analysis was used to assess the association between risk factors and MDR-TB. Results Among the 3552 patients who were smear positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), 2918 (82...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344769/application-of-antibodies-to-recombinant-heat-shock-protein-70-in-immunohistochemical-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-in-tissues-of-naturally-infected-cattle
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Julius Boniface Okuni, David Patrick Kateete, Moses Okee, Anna Nanteza, Moses Joloba, Lonzy Ojok
BACKGROUND: Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection is key to the control of Johne's disease. Immunohistochemistry is one of the methods of detection of MAP infection in tissues. However, unavailability of commercial antibodies that can detect the organism is a limiting factor for the use of immunohistochemistry. This study was aimed at developing an immunohistochemistry method to diagnose MAP in infected tissues using antibodies against MAP recombinant heat shock protein 70kd...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344684/splenic-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-complication-of-disseminated-tuberculosis-imaging-diagnosis-and-case-report
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Satarupa Roy, Shuchi Bhatt, Rajesh Rawal, Anupama Tandon, Neha Meena
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a known but rare complication associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism is 1.5-3.4% of infected patients, and it occurs due to a hypercoagulable state induced by the associated inflammation. CASE REPORT: A young woman with pulmonary tuberculosis was found to have disseminated tuberculosis and a clinically unsuspected partial thrombus in the splenic vein on imaging...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344532/atypical-mycobacterial-infections-of-the-upper-extremity-becoming-more-atypical
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Mariela Lopez, Julie Croley, Kevin D Murphy
Background: Atypical mycobacterial infections are uncommon and characterized by a chronic, indolent course before diagnosis. Historically, these infections are associated with marine-related injury and/or immune dysfunction. Our institution has successfully diagnosed and treated an increasing number of these infections. The objective of this study is to review our experience with these rare infections and verify the developing trends encountered. Methods: A retrospective review was performed for patients with positive nontuberculous mycobacterial cultures of the upper extremity from 2000 to 2013...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344478/synthesis-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-4-acylaminobenzenethiosulfoacid-s-esters
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Vira Lubenets, Sofiya Vasylyuk, Nataliya Monka, Khrystyna Bolibrukh, Olena Komarovska-Porokhnyavets, Diana Baranovych, Rostyslav Musyanovych, Ewa Zaczynska, Anna Czarny, Urszula Nawrot, Volodymyr Novikov
A series of esters of 4-acetyl, 4-trifluoroacetyl- and 4-(3-chloropropionyl)aminobenzenethiosulfoacids (twenty-four compounds) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H NMR and IR spectroscopy. The antibacterial activity of the novel candidates has been screened using the agar diffusion or serial dilution methods against representative Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus mesentericus, Mycobacterium sp., Mycobacterium luteum), Gram-negative (Aeromonas sp., Burkholderia cepacia, Alcaligenes faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris) bacteria and fungi (Candida albicans, Candida tenuis, Candida glabrata, Verticillium dahliae, Trichophyton gypseum, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium chrysogenum)...
February 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344056/chronic-cutaneous-mycobacterial-ulcers-due-to-mycobacterium-ulcerans-buruli-ulcer-the-first-indigenous-case-report-from-jordan-and-a-literature-review
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Jamal Wadi Al Ramahi, Hassan Annab, Mutaz Al Karmi, Basel Kirresh, Mahmoud Wreikat, Rami Batarseh, Muhannad Yacoub, Mais Kaderi
BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer is the third most common mycobacterial infection worldwide. It is endemic in tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. It causes devastating disease with morbidity and mortality. The treatment duration is long and the regimens considered are limited. Chronic cutaneous ulcers of mycobacterial etiology have been reported previously in Amman, but these were not associated with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. METHODS: The case patient's initial diagnosis was based on chronological and morphological features, combined with appropriate diagnostic tests...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343421/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-fitness-costs-associated-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-rpob-mutation-h526d
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Dalin Rifat, Victoria L Campodónico, Jing Tao, James A Miller, Alpaslan Alp, Yufeng Yao, Petros C Karakousis
AIM: There is controversy regarding the potential fitness costs of rifampicin (RIF) resistance-conferring mutations in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) rpoB gene. We characterized the pathogenicity of an Mtb RpoB H526D mutant. MATERIALS & METHODS: A mutant containing the RpoB H526D mutation was isolated from wild-type Mtb grown on RIF-containing plates and complemented for determination of in vitro and in vivo fitness costs. RESULTS: The RpoB H526D mutant showed reduced survival relative to control strains during progressive hypoxia and delayed growth following resuscitation from nutrient starvation (p < 0...
March 27, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342825/association-between-parasitic-infections-and-tuberculin-skin-test-results-in-refugees
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Nathaniel S Watts, Mucho M Mizinduko, Elizabeth D Barnett, Laura F White, Natasha S Hochberg
BACKGROUND: Parasitic infections are known to modulate the immune response necessary for controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. We sought to investigate species-specific effects of parasite infection on M. tuberculosis infection. METHODS: As part of the Refugee Health Assessment Program, stool examinations and tuberculin skin testing were performed on refugees seen at Boston Medical Center between 1995 and 2012. Tuberculin skin test (TST) and stool examination data were collected for 6669 refugees; 3349 (50...
March 22, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342755/mutation-analysis-of-the-interactions-between-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-caseinolytic-protease-c1-clpc1-and-ecumicin
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In-Pil Jung, Na-Reum Ha, A-Ru Kim, Sang-Heon Kim, Moon-Young Yoon
Ecumicin is a well-known and potent inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although the target of ecumicin is caseinolytic protease C1 (ClpC1), the exact mechanism by which ecumicin inhibits ClpC1 has not been identified. To analyze ecumicin's action on ClpC1, site-directed mutagenesis was performed on its binding site. The estimated binding residues within ClpC1 to ecumicin were selected via in silico analysis using molecular docking. The selected residues were mutated by site-directed mutagenesis and the effects on ecumicin binding were analyzed...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342639/sendai-virus-mucosal-vaccination-establishes-lung-resident-memory-cd8%C3%A2-t-cell-immunity-and-boosts-bcg-primed-protection-against-tb-in-mice
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Zhidong Hu, Ka-Wing Wong, Hui-Min Zhao, Han-Li Wen, Ping Ji, Hui Ma, Kang Wu, Shui-Hua Lu, Feng Li, Zhong-Ming Li, Tsugumine Shu, Jian-Qing Xu, Douglas B Lowrie, Xiao-Yong Fan
Accumulating evidence has shown the protective role of CD8(+) T cells in vaccine-induced immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) despite controversy over their role in natural immunity. However, the current vaccine BCG is unable to induce sufficient CD8(+) T cell responses, especially in the lung. Sendai virus, a respiratory RNA virus, is here engineered firstly as a novel recombinant anti-TB vaccine (SeV85AB) that encodes Mtb immuno-dominant antigens, Ag85A and Ag85B. A single mucosal vaccination elicited potent antigen-specific T cell responses and a degree of protection against Mtb challenge similar to the effect of BCG in mice...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342513/mycotic-aortic-pseudoaneurysms-in-a-patient-with-active-mycobacterium-kansasii-infection
#16
Stefan Kénel-Pierre, Keith M Jones, Jorge Rey, Handel R Robinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341614/anti-tubercular-drug-discovery-in-silico-implications-and-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Rukmankesh Mehra, Inshad Ali Khan, Amit Nargotra
Tuberculosis (TB) has been reported as a major public health concern, especially in the developing countries. WHO report on tuberculosis 2016 shows a high mortality rate caused by TB leading to 1.8 million deaths worldwide (including deaths due to TB in HIV positive individuals), which is one of the top 10 causes of mortality in 2015. However, the main therapy used for the treatment of TB is still the Direct Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) that consists of four main first-line drugs. Due to the prolonged and unorganized use of these drugs, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has developed drug-resistance against them...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341533/epidemiology-of-infectious-encephalitis-causes-in-2016
#18
REVIEW
A Boucher, J L Herrmann, P Morand, R Buzelé, Y Crabol, J P Stahl, A Mailles
We performed a literature search in the Medline database, using the PubMed website. The incidence of presumably infectious encephalitis is estimated at 1.5-7 cases/100,000 inhabitants/year, excluding epidemics. Infectious encephalitis and immune-mediated encephalitis share similar clinical signs and symptoms. The latter accounts for a significant proportion of presumably infectious encephalitis cases without any established etiological diagnosis; as shown from a prospective cohort study where 21% of cases were due to an immune cause...
March 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341203/nosocomial-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-devices
#19
Judith A Gilbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340510/the-diverse-family-of-mmpl-transporters-in-mycobacteria-from-regulation-to-antimicrobial-developments
#20
REVIEW
Albertus Viljoen, Violaine Dubois, Fabienne Girard-Misguich, Mickael Blaise, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Laurent Kremer
Mycobacterial genomes contain large sets of loci encoding membrane proteins that belong to a family of multidrug resistance pumps designated Resistance-Nodulation-Cell Division (RND) permeases. Mycobacterial membrane protein Large (MmpL) transporters represent a subclass of RND transporters known to participate in the export of lipid components across the cell envelope. These surface-exposed lipids with unusual structures play key roles in the physiology of mycobacteria and/or can act as virulence factors and immunomodulators...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
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