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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635647/virulence-genes-of-s-aureus-from-dairy-cow-mastitis-and-contagiousness-risk
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Giada Magro, Stefano Biffani, Giulietta Minozzi, Ralf Ehricht, Stefan Monecke, Mario Luini, Renata Piccinini
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major agent of dairy cow intramammary infections: the different prevalences of mastitis reported might be related to a combination of S. aureus virulence factors beyond host factors. The present study considered 169 isolates from different Italian dairy herds that were classified into four groups based on the prevalence of S. aureus infection at the first testing: low prevalence (LP), medium-low (MLP), medium-high (MHP) and high (HP). We aimed to correlate the presence of virulence genes with the prevalence of intramammary infections in order to develop new strategies for the control of S...
June 21, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634241/psl-produced-by-mucoid-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contributes-to-the-establishment-of-biofilms-and-immune-evasion
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Christopher J Jones, Daniel J Wozniak
Despite years of research and clinical advances, chronic pulmonary infections with mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa remain the primary concern for cystic fibrosis patients. Much of the research on these strains has focused on the contributions of the polysaccharide alginate; however, it is becoming evident that the neutral polysaccharide Psl also contributes to biofilm formation and the maintenance of chronic infections. Here, we demonstrate that Psl produced by mucoid strains has significant roles in biofilm structure and evasion of immune effectors...
June 20, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633362/human-papillomavirus-related-oropharyngeal-cancer
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M Taberna, M Mena, M A Pavón, L Alemany, M L Gillison, R Mesía
High-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) is now recognised as the principal cause of the increasing incidence rates of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in some parts of the world.The primary risk factor for developing HPV-related OPSCC is oral HPV-infection and the majority of oral HPV-infections are acquired by oral sex. Progression into a OPSCC includes persistent infection with evasion of immune response in the microenvironment, the activation of viral early genes (E6, E7) in basal epithelial cells, the deregulation of cell cycle and the accumulation of chromosomal instability...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632942/the-glycans-mediated-mechanism-on-the-interactions-of-gp120-with-cd4-and-antibody-insights-from-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#4
Yan Zhang, Yuzhen Niu, Jia Qi Tian, Xuewei Liu, Xiaojun Yao, Huanxiang Liu
N-linked glycans such as 234 and 276 gp120 glycans are vital components of HIV evasion from humoral immunity and important for HIV-1 neutralization of many broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs). However, it is unknown the action mechanism of two glycans. To investigate the roles of the glycans on the interactions of gp120 with CD4 and antibody, molecular dynamics simulations based on gp120-CD4-8ANC195 complex with 234 and 276 gp120 glycans, 234 gp120 glycan, 276 gp120 glycan and without glycan were performed...
June 20, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631399/into-the-storm-chasing-the-opportunistic-pathogen-staphylococcus-aureus-from-skin-colonisation-to-life-threatening-infections
#5
James P O'Gara
Colonisation of the human skin by Staphylococcus aureus is a precursor for a variety of infections ranging from boils to sepsis and pneumonia. The rapid emergence of methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) following the clinical introduction of this antimicrobial drug and reports of resistance to all currently used anti-staphylococcal drugs has added to its formidable reputation. S. aureus survival on the skin and in vivo virulence is underpinned by a remarkable environmental adaptability, made possible by highly orchestrated regulation of gene expression and a capacity to undertake genome remodelling...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629895/tumour-suppressor-micrornas-contribute-to-the-regulation-of-pd-l1-expression-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Steven C Kao, Yuen Yee Cheng, Marissa Williams, Michaela B Kirschner, Jason Madore, Trina Lum, Kadir H Sarun, Anthony Linton, Brian McCaughan, Sonja Klebe, Nico van Zandwijk, Richard A Scolyer, Michael J Boyer, Wendy A Cooper, Glen Reid
INTRODUCTION: The upregulation of PD-L1 is found in many cancers and contributes to the evasion of the host's immune defence. In malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), PD-L1 expression is associated with non-epithelioid histological subtype and poor prognosis, but the pathways involved in the control of PD-L1 expression in MPM are poorly understood. To address one possible means of PD-L1 regulation we investigated the relationship between dysregulated microRNA levels and PD-L1 expression...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627635/concomitant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-promotes-lung-tumor-growth-through-enhancing-treg-development
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Yan Zhou, Zhangguo Hu, Shuhui Cao, Bo Yan, Jialin Qian, Hua Zhong
Lung cancer is the most common malignancy in humans. An increased population of CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the tumor-associated microenvironment plays an important role in cancer immune evasion. The exact role and the involved mechanisms of concomitant H37Rv infection in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) development are still not clear. Here, we showed that H37Rv infection promoted NSCLC cell growth with a higher percentage of Tregs found in draining lymph nodes. We also determined in vitro that H37Rv infection induced macrophage maturation and PD-L1 expression, which promoted Treg proportion, with enhanced proliferation suppression function...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627613/translocation-of-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia%C3%A2-coli-effector-tir-to-the-plasma-membrane-via-host-golgi-apparatus
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Chan Mao, Jiang Gu, Hai-Guang Wang, Yao Fang, Ping Yang, Bin Tang, Na Li, Ting-Ting Wang, Quan-Ming Zou, Qian Li
The translocated intimin receptor (Tir) is a canonical type III secretion system effector, secreted by the enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E. coli). This receptor alters the regular cellular processing of host cells, to promote intracellular bacterial replication and evasion of the host immune system. Tir is translocated and integrated into the host cell plasma membrane, a process required for its pathogenic activity in these cells, however, the underlying mechanisms of how this occurs remain to be elucidated...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626345/fungal-dimorphism-and-virulence-molecular-mechanisms-for-temperature-adaptation-immune-evasion-and-in-vivo-survival
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REVIEW
Gregory M Gauthier
The thermally dimorphic fungi are a unique group of fungi within the Ascomycota phylum that respond to shifts in temperature by converting between hyphae (22-25°C) and yeast (37°C). This morphologic switch, known as the phase transition, defines the biology and lifestyle of these fungi. The conversion to yeast within healthy and immunocompromised mammalian hosts is essential for virulence. In the yeast phase, the thermally dimorphic fungi upregulate genes involved with subverting host immune defenses. This review highlights the molecular mechanisms governing the phase transition and recent advances in how the phase transition promotes infection...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625850/structure-and-function-of-viral-deubiquitinating-enzymes
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REVIEW
Ben A Bailey-Elkin, Robert C M Knaap, Marjolein Kikkert, Brian L Mark
Post-translational modification of cellular proteins by ubiquitin regulates numerous cellular processes, including innate and adaptive immune responses. Ubiquitin-mediated control over these processes can be reversed by cellular deubiquitinating enzymes, which remove ubiquitin from cellular targets and depolymerize polyubiquitin chains. The importance of protein ubiquitination to host immunity has been underscored by the discovery of viruses that encode proteases with deubiquitinating activity, many of which have been demonstrated to actively corrupt cellular ubiquitin-dependent processes to suppress innate antiviral responses and promote viral replication...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625407/xenopus-fv3-host-pathogen-interactions-and-immune-evasion
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Robert Jacques, Eva-Stina Edholm, Sanchez Jazz, Torres-Luquis Odalys, De Jesús Andino Francisco
We first review fundamental insights into anti-ranavirus immunity learned with the Xenopus laevis/ranavirus FV3 model that are generally applicable to ectothermic vertebrates. We then further investigate FV3 genes involved in immune evasion. Focusing on FV3 knockout (KO) mutants defective for a putative viral caspase activation and recruitment domain-containing (CARD)-like protein (Δ64R-FV3), a β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase homolog (Δ52L-FV3), and an immediate-early18kDa protein (FV3-Δ18K), we assessed the involvement of these viral genes in replication, dissemination and interaction with peritoneal macrophages in tadpole and adult frogs...
June 15, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624867/cytomegalovirus-cmv-research-in-immune-senescence-comes-of-age-overview-of-the-6th-international-workshop-on-cmv-and-immunosenescence
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EDITORIAL
Janko Nikolich-Žugich, René A W van Lier
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most complex and most ubiquitous latent persistent viruses, with a considerable ability to evade and manipulate the immune system. Following an early-life infection, most immunocompetent humans spend several decades living with CMV, and, because the virus in these hosts does not cause manifest disease, CMV can be considered part of normal aging for more than half of humanity. However, there is accumulating evidence that CMV carriage is not a null event and that both potentially harmful and potentially beneficial outcomes emanate from the interaction of CMV with its mammalian hosts...
June 17, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623921/genome-wide-analysis-of-codon-usage-bias-in-bovine-coronavirus
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Matías Castells, Matías Victoria, Rodney Colina, Héctor Musto, Juan Cristina
BACKGROUND: Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) belong to the genus Betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. BCoV are widespread around the world and cause enteric or respiratory infections among cattle, leading to important economic losses to the beef and dairy industry worldwide. To study the relation of codon usage among viruses and their hosts is essential to understand host-pathogen interaction, evasion from host's immune system and evolution. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive analysis of codon usage and composition of BCoV...
June 17, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623356/high-risk-human-papillomavirus-e7-alters-host-dna-methylome-and-represses-hla-e-expression-in-human-keratinocytes
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Louis Cicchini, Rachel Z Blumhagen, Joseph A Westrich, Mallory E Myers, Cody J Warren, Charlotte Siska, David Raben, Katerina J Kechris, Dohun Pyeon
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection distinctly alters methylation patterns in HPV-associated cancer. We have recently reported that HPV E7-dependent promoter hypermethylation leads to downregulation of the chemokine CXCL14 and suppression of antitumor immune responses. To investigate the extent of gene expression dysregulated by HPV E7-induced DNA methylation, we analyzed parallel global gene expression and DNA methylation using normal immortalized keratinocyte lines, NIKS, NIKS-16, NIKS-18, and NIKS-16∆E7...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620585/identification-of-a-large-family-of-slam-dependent-surface-lipoproteins-in-gram-negative-bacteria
#15
Yogesh Hooda, Christine C L Lai, Trevor F Moraes
The surfaces of many Gram-negative bacteria are decorated with soluble proteins anchored to the outer membrane via an acylated N-terminus; these proteins are referred to as surface lipoproteins or SLPs. In Neisseria meningitidis, SLPs such as transferrin-binding protein B (TbpB) and factor-H binding protein (fHbp) are essential for host colonization and infection because of their essential roles in iron acquisition and immune evasion, respectively. Recently, we identified a family of outer membrane proteins called Slam (Surface lipoprotein assembly modulator) that are essential for surface display of neisserial SLPs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620388/trichinella-spiralis-calreticulin-binds-human-complement-c1q-as-an-immune-evasion-strategy
#16
Limei Zhao, Shuai Shao, Yi Chen, Ximeng Sun, Ran Sun, Jingjing Huang, Bin Zhan, Xinping Zhu
As a multicellular parasitic nematode, Trichinella spiralis regulates host immune responses by producing a variety of immunomodulatory molecules to escape from host immune attack, but the mechanisms underlying the immune evasion are not well understood. Here, we identified that T. spiralis calreticulin (Ts-CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding protein, facilitated T. spiralis immune evasion by interacting with the first component of human classical complement pathway, C1q. In the present study, Ts-CRT was found to be expressed on the surface of different developmental stages of T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619949/expansion-and-activation-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Yu-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Chen, Ying-Yi He, Jia-Yi Wang, Jian-Ping Yang, Shu-Ling Zhong, Nan Jiang, Pan Zhou, Hua Jiang, Jie Zhou
Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a B cell-derived, malignant disorder with the highest incidence among children. In addition to the genetic abnormality, a dysregulated immune system also has an important role in the pathogenesis of B-ALL. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) represent one of the key drivers in immune tolerance against tumor cells, including various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The role of MDSCs in B-ALL remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the granulocytic (G)-MDSC population was significantly elevated in both the peripheral blood and BM of patients with B-ALL, when compared with age-matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615125/effect-of-mycoplasma-bovis-on-bovine-neutrophils
#18
Steve Jimbo, Muhammad Suleman, Teresia Maina, Tracy Prysliak, Musa Mulongo, Jose Perez-Casal
Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is a small bacterium that lacks a cell wall. M. bovis infection results in chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS), otitis media, conjunctivitis, and meningitis in feedlot cattle and mastitis in dairy cattle. Numerous studies of peripheral mononuclear cells (PBMC) indicate that M. bovis evades host immunity through targeted effects on immune cell activity, including inhibition of effector function and simultaneous aberrant activation of immune cell activity that has no effect on protection against the bacterium...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611777/molecular-signatures-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-in-colorectal-cancer-and-polyps
#19
Nor Adzimah Johdi, Kamel Ait-Tahar, Ismail Sagap, Rahman Jamal
Regulatory T cells (Tregs), a subset of CD4(+) or CD8(+) T cells, play a pivotal role in regulating immune homeostasis. An increase in Tregs was reported in many tumors to be associated with immune suppression and evasion in cancer patients. Despite the importance of Tregs, the molecular signatures that contributed to their pathophysiological relevance remain poorly understood and controversial. In this study, we explored the gene expression profiles in Tregs derived from patients with colorectal cancer [colorectal carcinoma (CRC), n = 15], colorectal polyps (P, n = 15), and in healthy volunteers (N, n = 15)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611758/genome-wide-analyses-reveal-genes-subject-to-positive-selection-in-pasteurella-multocida
#20
Peili Cao, Dongchun Guo, Jiasen Liu, Qian Jiang, Zhuofei Xu, Liandong Qu
Pasteurella multocida, a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen, has led to a broad range of diseases in mammals and birds, including fowl cholera in poultry, pneumonia and atrophic rhinitis in swine and rabbit, hemorrhagic septicemia in cattle, and bite infections in humans. In order to better interpret the genetic diversity and adaptation evolution of this pathogen, seven genomes of P. multocida strains isolated from fowls, rabbit and pigs were determined by using high-throughput sequencing approach. Together with publicly available P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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