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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344193/polyphasic-insights-into-the-microbiomes-of-the-takamatsuzuka-tumulus-and-kitora-tumulus
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Junta Sugiyama, Tomohiko Kiyuna, Miyuki Nishijima, Kwang-Deuk An, Yuka Nagatsuka, Nozomi Tazato, Yutaka Handa, Junko Hata-Tomita, Yoshinori Sato, Rika Kigawa, Chie Sano
Microbial outbreaks and related biodeterioration problems have affected the 1300-year-old multicolor (polychrome) mural paintings of the special historic sites Takamatsuzuka Tumulus (TT) and Kitora Tumulus (KT). Those of TT are designated as a national treasure. The microbiomes of these tumuli, both located in Asuka village, Nara, Japan, are critically reviewed as the central subject of this report. Using culture-dependent methods (conventional isolation and cultivation), we conducted polyphasic studies of the these microbial communities and identified the major microbial colonizers (Fusarium spp...
March 24, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341014/live-pertussis-vaccines-will-they-protect-against-carriage-and-spread-of-pertussis
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REVIEW
C Locht
Pertussis is a severe respiratory disease that can be fatal in young infants. Its main aetiological agent is the Gram-negative micro-organism Bordetella pertussis. Vaccines against the disease have been in use since the 1950s, and global vaccination coverage has now reached more than 85%. Nevertheless, the disease has not been controlled in any country, and has even made a spectacular come-back in the industrialized world, where the first-generation whole-cell vaccines have been replaced by the more recent, less reactogenic, acellular vaccines...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337800/mycoplasma-infection-of-the-middle-ear-in-three-cats
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Amanda L Ackermann, Jennifer Ann Lenz, Elizabeth R May, Linda A Frank
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma spp. are commensal organisms found in association with the mucus membranes of all mammalian species and are implicated in bacterial infections of many different locations. Mycoplasma spp. as a primary pathogen associated with otitis media in cats has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To describe three cats with Mycoplasma infection of the middle ear associated with various underlying disease processes. ANIMALS: Three client-owned cats...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322702/significant-decrease-in-pertactin-deficient-bordetella-pertussis-isolates-japan
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Yukihiro Hiramatsu, Yusuke Miyaji, Nao Otsuka, Yoshichika Arakawa, Keigo Shibayama, Kazunari Kamachi
Prevalence of pertactin-lacking Bordetella pertussis isolates has been observed worldwide. In Japan, however, we found that the frequency of pertactin-deficient isolates in 2014-2016 (8%) was significantly lower than the frequency in 2005-2007 (41%), 2008-2010 (35%), and 2011-2013 (25%). This reduction was closely associated with changes in genotypes.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301611/gtl001-a-bivalent-therapeutic-vaccine-against-human-papillomavirus-16-and-18-induces-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-responses-leading-to-tumor-regression
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Michaël Esquerré, Myriam Bouillette-Marussig, Anne Goubier, Marie Momot, Christophe Gonindard, Hélène Keller, Astrid Navarro, Marie-Christine Bissery
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic vaccines are available for women and girls not yet infected with HPV, but women already infected with HPV need a treatment to prevent progression to high-grade cervical lesions and cancer. GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine for eradicating HPV-infected cells that contains HPV16 E7 and HPV18 E7 both fused to detoxified adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis, which binds specifically to CD11b+ antigen-presenting cells. This study examined the ability of therapeutic vaccination with GTL001 adjuvanted with topical imiquimod cream to induce functional HPV16 E7- and HPV18 E7-specific CD8+ T cell responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300777/functional-contributions-of-positive-charges-in-the-pore-lining-helix-3-of-the-bordetella-pertussis-cyaa-hemolysin-to-hemolytic-activity-and-ion-channel-opening
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Chattip Kurehong, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, Busaba Powthongchin, Panchika Prangkio, Gerd Katzenmeier, Chanan Angsuthanasombat
The Bordetella pertussis CyaA-hemolysin (CyaA-Hly) domain was previously demonstrated to be an important determinant for hemolysis against target erythrocytes and ion-channel formation in planar lipid bilayers (PLBs). Here, net-charge variations in the pore-lining helix of thirteen related RTX cytolysins including CyaA-Hly were revealed by amino acid sequence alignments, reflecting their different degrees of hemolytic activity. To analyze possible functional effects of net-charge alterations on hemolytic activity and channel formation of CyaA-Hly, specific mutations were made at Gln(574) or Glu(581) in its pore-lining α3 of which both residues are highly conserved Lys in the three highly active RTX cytolysins (i...
March 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289415/pasteurella-multocida-toxin-triggers-rankl-independent-osteoclastogenesis
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Sushmita Chakraborty, Bianca Kloos, Ulrike Harre, Georg Schett, Katharina F Kubatzky
Bone remodeling is a continuous process to retain the structural integrity and function of the skeleton. A tight coupling is maintained between osteoclast-mediated resorption of old or damaged bones and osteoblast-mediated formation of new bones for bone homeostasis. While osteoblasts differentiate from mesenchymal stem cells, osteoclasts are hematopoietic in origin and derived from myeloid precursor cells. Osteoclast differentiation is driven by two cytokines, cytokine receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289064/what-is-wrong-with-pertussis-vaccine-immunity-the-problem-of-waning-effectiveness-of-pertussis-vaccines
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Nicolas Burdin, L K Handy, S A Plotkin
Pertussis is resurgent in some countries, particularly those in which children receive acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines in early infancy and boosters later in life. Immunologic studies show that, whereas whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines orient the immune system toward Th1/Th17 responses, acellular pertussis vaccines orient toward Th1/Th2 responses. Although aP vaccines do provide protection during the first years of life, the change in T-cell priming results in waning effectiveness of aP as early as 2-3 years post-boosters...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289058/what-is-wrong-with-pertussis-vaccine-immunity-inducing-and-recalling-vaccine-specific-immunity
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Christiane S Eberhardt, Claire-Anne Siegrist
The high incidence of pertussis in vaccinated adolescents suggests the failing of immune memory. We argue that acellular pertussis vaccines generate memory cells that are effectively reactivated by boosters better than by Bordetella pertussis exposure. We propose that there are two main causes. One is the induction of vaccine-specific immunity rather than pathogen-specific immunity. The second is that strictly mucosal infections such as B. pertussis poorly reactivate memory B and T cells residing deep in lymph nodes or tissues...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283011/-investigation-of-seropositivity-of-bordetella-pertussis-in-adults-in-a-university-hospital
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Lütfiye Öksüz, Nezahat Gürler, Ali Ağaçfidan
Whooping cough is a vaccine-preventable infectious diseases caused by Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis. Despite of routine immunization programs in the world, pertussis still remains endemic. Recently unvaccinated or partially immunized infants have infected with this pathogen and also increase of incidence was observed in adolescents and adults. The source of pertussis in newborns are attributed to household, especially due to the family members. Theaim of this study was to determine B.pertussis IgG antibody positivity by ELISA method in adults...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265780/the-metabolic-pathway-of-metamifop-degradation-by-consortium-me-1-and-its-bacterial-community-structure
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Weiliang Dong, Kuan Liu, Fei Wang, Fengxue Xin, Wenming Zhang, Min Zhang, Hao Wu, Jiangfeng Ma, Min Jiang
Metamifop is universally used in agriculture as a post-emergence aryloxyphenoxy propionate herbicide (AOPP), however its microbial degradation mechanism remains unclear. Consortium ME-1 isolated from AOPP-contaminated soil can degrade metamifop completely after 6 days and utilize it as the carbon source for bacterial growth. Meanwhile, consortium ME-1 possessed the ability to degrade metamifop stably under a wide range of pH (6.0-10.0) or temperature (20-42 °C). HPLC-MS analysis shows that N-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)-N-methyl propionamide, 2-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)-propionic acid, 6-chloro-2-benzoxazolinone and N-methyl-2-fluoroaniline, were detected and identified as four intermediate metabolites...
March 6, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265381/recurrent-apnea-in-an-infant-with-pertussis-due-to-household-transmission
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Motoharu Ochi, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Emily Knaup, Kohei Tsukahara, Tomonobu Kikkawa, Yousuke Fujii, Masato Yashiro, Keiji Sato, Toyomu Ugawa, Ayumi Okada, Hirokazu Tsukahara
Bordetella pertussis causes life-threatening apnea in infants. Lymphocytosis is an important clue for diagnosis and for determining the severity of pertussis. Antibiotics do not shorten or ameliorate the disease and only decrease the risk of transmission. Antepartum maternal immunization is important for preventing pertussis in infants.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249928/letter-to-the-editor-verification-of-the-rida-%C3%A2-gene-bordetella-real-time-pcr-kit-for-the-detection-of-bordetella-pertussis-and-other-bordetella-species-from-nasopharyngeal-swabs-collected-in-regan-lowe-transport-medium
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Hong Yuan Zhou, Sandy Shokoples, Dena Adachi, Brian Detwiler, Morgan Hay, Duane Leedell, Roberta Lundeberg, Richardson Mah, Steven J Drews
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249007/safety-evaluation-of-a-vaccine-effect-in-maternal-reproductive-outcome-and-fetal-anomaly-frequency-in-rats-using-a-leishmanial-vaccine-as-a-model
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Rafaianne Q Moraes-Souza, Ana Paula Reinaque, Thaigra S Soares, Ana Luiza T Silva, Rodolfo C Giunchetti, Maria A S Takano, Milena A Akamatsu, Flávia S Kubrusly, Fernanda Lúcio-Macarini, Isaias Raw, Dmitri Iourtov, Paulo Lee Ho, Lilian L Bueno, Ricardo T Fujiwara, Gustavo T Volpato
While the immunogenic potential of the vaccination against infectious diseases was extensively shown, data on the safety assessment of recombinant proteins in vaccine formulations administered during pregnancy are still scarce. In the current study, the antigenicity of a vaccine against leishmaniasis (based on Leishmania braziliensis recombinant protein peroxidoxin) during pregnancy and possible maternal reproductive outcomes and fetal anomalies after immunization with a leishmanial vaccine or adjuvant alone (Bordetella pertussis derived MPLA adjuvant) were assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243609/meta-analysis-of-pulmonary-transcriptomes-from-differently-primed-mice-identifies-molecular-signatures-to-differentiate-immune-responses-following-bordetella-pertussis-challenge
#15
René H M Raeven, Jeroen L A Pennings, Elly van Riet, Gideon F A Kersten, Bernard Metz
Respiratory infection with Bordetella pertussis leads to severe effects in the lungs. The resulting immunity and also immunization with pertussis vaccines protect against disease, but the induced type of immunity and longevity of the response are distinct. In this study the effects of priming, by either vaccination or infection, on a subsequent pathogen encounter were studied. To that end, three postchallenge transcriptome datasets of previously primed mice were combined and compared to the responses in unprimed control mice...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242451/characterisation-of-the-bordetella-pertussis-secretome-under-different-media
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Laurence Don Wai Luu, Sophie Octavia, Ling Zhong, Mark Raftery, Vitali Sintchenko, Ruiting Lan
Our understanding of the Bordetella pertussis secretome remains limited including the role of different growth conditions in the secretome. In this study the secretome of L1423, a clinical isolate from the 2008-2012 Australian epidemic, cultured on Stainer-Scholte (SS) and Thalen-IJssel (THIJS) media for 12h was characterised using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). In the supernatant, LC-MS/MS identified 260 proteins with 143 bioinformatically predicted to be secreted. Eighty percent of proteins were identified in both media...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238785/zn-2-dependent-autocatalytic-activity-of-the-bordetella-pertussis-cyaa-hemolysin
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Veerada Raksanoh, Lalida Shank, Panchika Prangkio, Mattayaus Yentongchai, Somsri Sakdee, Chompounoot Imtong, Chanan Angsuthanasombat
Proteolytic degradation of the ∼100-kDa isolated RTX (Repeat-in-ToXin) subdomain (CyaA-RTX) of the Bordetella pertussis CyaA-hemolysin (CyaA-Hly) was evidently detected upon solely-prolonged incubation. Here, a truncated CyaA-Hly fragment (CyaA-HP/BI) containing hydrophobic and acylation regions connected with the first RTX block (BI1015-1088) was constructed as a putative precursor for investigating its potential autocatalysis. The 70-kDa His-tagged CyaA-HP/BI fragment which was over-expressed in Escherichia coli as insoluble aggregate was entirely solubilized with 4 M urea...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228490/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-laboratory-based-surveillance-of-bordetella-pertussis
#18
Alex Marchand-Austin, Raymond S W Tsang, Jennifer L Guthrie, Jennifer H Ma, Gillian Lim, Natasha S Crowcroft, Shelley L Deeks, David J Farrell, Frances B Jamieson
Bordetella pertussis (BP) is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes respiratory infections in humans. Ongoing molecular surveillance of BP acellular vaccine (aP) antigens is critical for understanding the interaction between evolutionary pressures, disease pathogenesis, and vaccine effectiveness. Methods currently used to characterize aP components are relatively labour intensive and low throughput. To address this challenge, we sought to derive aP antigen genotypes from minimally processed short-read whole genome sequencing data generated from 40 clinical BP isolates and analyzed using the SRST2 bioinformatic package...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219454/the-characterization-of-bordetella-pertussis-strains-isolated-in-the-central-western-region-of-brazil-suggests-the-selection-of-a-specific-genetic-profile-during-2012-2014-outbreaks
#19
E L Rocha, D Leite, C H Camargo, L M Martins, R S N Silva, V P Martins, T A Campos
Pertussis is a worldwide acute respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Despite high vaccine coverage, the bacterium continues to circulate in populations and is still one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases. In Brazil, pertussis incidence has presented a significant decrease since 1990 but since 2011 a sudden increase in incidence has been observed. Thus, the aim of this study was to perform a molecular epidemiological characterization of B. pertussis strains isolated in the Central-Western region (specifically in Distrito Federal) of Brazil from August 2012 to August 2014...
February 21, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196735/gtl001-and-bivalent-cyaa-based-therapeutic-vaccine-strategies-against-human-papillomavirus-and-other-tumor-associated-antigens-induce-effector-and-memory-t-cell-responses-that-inhibit-tumor-growth
#20
Michaël Esquerré, Marie Momot, Anne Goubier, Christophe Gonindard, Stéphane Leung-Theung-Long, Yolande Misseri, Marie-Christine Bissery
GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine containing human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV18 E7 proteins inserted in the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase (CyaA) vector intended to prevent cervical cancer in HPV-infected women with normal cervical cytology or mild abnormalities. To be effective, therapeutic cervical cancer vaccines should induce both a T cell-mediated effector response against HPV-infected cells and a robust CD8(+) T-cell memory response to prevent potential later infection. We examined the ability of GTL001 and related bivalent CyaA-based vaccines to induce, in parallel, effector and memory CD8(+) T-cell responses to both vaccine antigens...
February 10, 2017: Vaccine
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