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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539736/antiprotozoal-activities-of-tiliroside-and-other-compounds-from-sphaeralcea-angustifolia-cav-g-don
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Fernando Calzada, Jose Correa Basurto, Elizabeth Barbosa, Claudia Velázquez, Normand García Hernández, R M Ordoñez Razo, David Mendez Luna, Lilian Yepez Mulia
BACKGROUND: Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Malvaceae) is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea and dysentery. OBJECTIVE: The current study was to validate the traditional use of S. angustifolia for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery on biological grounds using in vitro antiprotozoal activity and computational experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanol extract, subsequent fractions, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and a sterol were evaluated on Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia trophozoites...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539715/antiprotozoal-antibacterial-and-antidiarrheal-properties-from-the-flowers-of-chiranthodendron-pentadactylon-and-isolated-flavonoids
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Fernando Calzada, Teresa Juárez, Normand García-Hernández, Miguel Valdes, Oscar Ávila, Lilian Yepez Mulia, Claudia Velázquez
BACKGROUND: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat. (Sterculiaceae) is a Mexican plant used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heart disease symptoms and infectious diarrhea. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in vitro antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities and in vivo antidiarrheal activity from the flowers of C. pentadactylon using the extract, fractions, and major isolated flavonoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol extract of C...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506307/intestinal-parasitic-infections-and-its-association-with-undernutrition-and-cd4-t-cell-levels-among-hiv-aids-patients-on-haart-in-butajira-ethiopia
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Dereje Gedle, Gemechu Kumera, Tewodros Eshete, Kasahun Ketema, Haweni Adugna, Fetuma Feyera
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections and HIV/AIDS have been the major public health problems and remain a vital cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Both problems are linked in a vicious cycle. The magnitude of intestinal parasites was prevalent among people living with HIV/AIDS even in the HAART era. However, the pertinent risk factors associated with intestinal parasites among HIV/AIDS patients were not well investigated in Ethiopia particularly at Butajira town...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465123/curcumin-alters-the-cytoskeleton-and-microtubule-organization-on-trophozoites-of-giardia-lamblia
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Filiberto Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Lissethe Palomo-Ligas, José Manuel Hernández-Hernández, Armando Pérez-Rangel, Rodrigo Aguayo-Ortiz, Alicia Hernández-Campos, Rafael Castillo, Sirenia González-Pozos, Rafael Cortés-Zárate, Mario Alberto Ramírez-Herrera, María Luisa Mendoza-Magaña, Araceli Castillo-Romero
Giardia lamblia is a worldwide protozoan responsible for a significant number of intestinal infections. There are several drugs for the treatment of giardiasis, but they often cause side effects. Curcumin, a component of turmeric, has antigiardial activity; however, the molecular target and mechanism of antiproliferative activity are not clear. The effects of curcumin on cellular microtubules have been widely investigated. Since tubulin is the most abundant protein in the cytoskeleton of Giardia, to elucidate whether curcumin has activity against the microtubules of this parasite, we treated trophozoites with curcumin and the cells were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and confocal microscopy...
April 30, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456597/associations-of-giardia-lamblia-assemblages-with-hiv-infections-and-symptomatology-hiv-virus-and-assemblage-b-were-they-born-to-each-other
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Clarissa Perez Faria, Graziela Maria Zanini, Gisele Silva Dias, Maria do Céu Sousa
Giardia lamblia is an intestinal parasite that has an extensive genetic variation among isolates. This species is divided into eight different assemblages (A-H), but only assemblages A and B have been associated with human infections. Studies on the associations of G. lamblia assemblages and symptoms have been done but were inconclusive. The aim of this study was to correlate G. lamblia assemblages with symptoms in patients with and without HIV/AIDS and its association with the CD4T cell count. The cross-sectional survey was conducted among patients attending the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/FIOCRUZ) in Rio de Janeiro from January 2011 to February 2015...
April 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456494/phosphoinositide-binding-profiles-of-the-px-domains-of-giardia-lamblia
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Ananya Jana, Abhishek Sinha, Srimonti Sarkar
The membrane trafficking machinery that functions at the endomembrane system of Giardia lamblia appears to be significantly different from that present in most model eukaryotes. This machinery is important for encystation as cyst wall material is trafficked to the cell surface via encystation-specific vesicles. Since proteins containing the phosphoinositide-binding PX domains are known regulators of vesicular trafficking, BLAST search was used to identify the PX domains of G. lamblia. Six putative PX domain-containing ORFs were identified...
April 26, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446068/multiplex-pcr-detection-of-cryptosporidium-sp-giardia-lamblia-and-entamoeba-histolytica-directly-from-dried-stool-samples-from-guinea-bissauan-children-with-diarrhoea
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Sointu Mero, Juha Kirveskari, Jenni Antikainen, Johan Ursing, Lars Rombo, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Anu Kantele
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, diarrhoea is the most common cause of death for children under five years of age, with Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium and Entamoeba histolytica as the most frequent pathogenic parasites. Traditional microscopy for stool parasites has poor sensitivity and specificity, while new molecular methods may provide more accurate diagnostics. In poor regions with sample storage hampered by uncertain electricity supply, research would benefit from a method capable of analysing dried stools...
April 27, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396548/click-chemistry-facilitated-structural-diversification-of-nitrothiazoles-nitrofurans-and-nitropyrroles-enhances-antimicrobial-activity-against-giardia-lamblia
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Wan Jung Kim, Keith Korthals, Suhua Li, Christine Le, Jaroslaw Kalisiak, K Barry Sharpless, Valery V Fokin, Yukiko Miyamoto, Lars Eckmann
Giardia lamblia is an important and ubiquitous cause of diarrheal disease. The primary agents in the treatment of giardiasis are nitroheterocyclic drugs, particularly the imidazoles metronidazole and tinidazole, and the thiazole, nitazoxanide. Although these drugs are generally effective, treatment failures occur in up to 20% of cases and resistance has been demonstrated in vivo and in vitro. Prior work had suggested that side chain modifications of the imidazole core can lead to effective new 5-nitroimidazole drugs that can combat nitro drug resistance, but the full potential of nitroheterocycles other than imidazole to yield effective new antigiardial agents has not been explored...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396324/giardia-alters-commensal-microbial-diversity-throughout-the-murine-gut
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N R Barash, J G Maloney, S M Singer, S C Dawson
Giardia lamblia is the most frequently identified protozoan cause of intestinal infection. Over one billion people are estimated to have acute or chronic giardiasis, with infection rates approaching 90% in endemic areas. Despite its significance in global health, the mechanisms of pathogenesis associated with giardiasis remain unclear as the parasite neither produces a known toxin nor induces a robust inflammatory response. Giardia colonization and proliferation in the small intestine of the host may, however, disrupt the ecological homeostasis of gastrointestinal commensal microbes and contribute to diarrheal disease associated with giardiasis...
April 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366172/the-effects-of-phosphanegold-i-thiolates-on-the-biological-properties-of-acanthamoeba-castellanii-belonging-to-the-t4-genotype
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Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Farhat Abjani, Chien Ing Yeo, Edward R T Tiekink, Naveed Ahmed Khan
BACKGROUND: Gold compounds have shown promise in the treatment of non-communicable diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, and are considered of value as anti-microbial agents against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, and have anti-parasitic properties against Schistosoma mansoni, Trypanosoma brucei, Plasmodium falciparum, Leishmania infantinum, Giardia lamblia, and Entamoeba histolytica. They are known to affect enzymatic activities that are required for the cellular respiration processes...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364239/use-of-translation-blocking-morpholinos-for-gene-knockdown-in-giardia-lamblia
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Jana Krtková, Alexander R Paredez
Giardia lamblia, a major parasite, is an emerging model organism due to its compact genomic arrangement and composition. The most popular reverse genetic technique, RNAi, is ineffective in Giardia. In contrast, protein depletion by translation blocking morpholinos is suitable for most gene targets and provides up to 80% depletion of the target protein. The method is fast, reliable, and specific. After antisense morpholino oligomer delivery into Giardia trophozoites by electroporation, the cells can be used for many subsequent analyses 8-48 h after treatment...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362138/intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-different-groups-of-immunocompromised-patients-in-kashan-and-qom-cities-central-iran
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Sima Rasti, Malihe Hassanzadeh, Hossein Hooshyar, Mansooreh Momen-Heravi, Seyed Gholam Abbas Mousavi, Amir Abdoli
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with immunocompromising conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of IPIs in different groups of immunocompromised patients, including hemodialysis patients (HD), renal transplant recipients (RTR), cancer and HIV/AIDS patients in comparison with healthy individuals in two central cities of Iran (Kashan and Qom). METHODS: In this case-control study, the stool samples of 135 HD, 50 RTR, 60 cancer patients, 20 HIV/AIDS patients and 120 healthy subjects were tested using direct-smear, formol-ether concentration, Ziehl-Neelsen staining and Agar plate method...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348938/giardia-filled-pancreatic-mass-in-a-patient-with-recently-treated-t-cell-rich-b-cell-lymphoma
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Raj Shah, Talal Asif, Richard Johnson
Giardia lamblia (G. lamblia)-filled pancreatic masses are a rarely reported entity. Furthermore, there are only a few case reports in literature on the association of these masses with cancer. We present a case of a G. lamblia-filled pancreatic cystic mass in a patient with a history of T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma. The authors performed a PubMed search using (Medical Subject Headings) MeSH terms of pancreas, mass, Giardia, and lymphoma.  A 53-year-old male with past medical and surgical history of T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma, status post R-CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone plus rituximab) therapy with positron emission tomography (PET) scan showing no residual disease, essential hypertension, and alcohol use disorder presented to the emergency department (ED) with epigastric pain and nausea for one week...
February 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347294/from-good-health-to-illness-with-post-infectious-fatigue-syndrome-a-qualitative-study-of-adults-experiences-of-the-illness-trajectory
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Eva Stormorken, Leonard A Jason, Marit Kirkevold
BACKGROUND: Municipal drinking water contaminated with the parasite Giardia lamblia in Bergen, Norway, in 2004 caused an outbreak of gastrointestinal infection in 2500 people, according to the Norwegian Prescription Database. In the aftermath a minor group subsequently developed post-infectious fatigue syndrome (PIFS). Persons in this minor group had laboratory-confirmed parasites in their stool samples, and their enteritis had been cured by one or more courses of antibiotic treatment...
March 27, 2017: BMC Family Practice
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/28290266/improved-diagnosis-of-trichuris-trichiura-by-using-a-bead-beating-procedure-on-ethanol-preserved-stool-samples-prior-to-dna-isolation-and-the-performance-of-multiplex-real-time-pcr-for-intestinal-parasites
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Maria M M Kaisar, Eric A T Brienen, Yenny Djuardi, Erliyani Sartono, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Jaco J Verweij, Taniawati Supali, Lisette VAN Lieshout
For the majority of intestinal parasites, real-time PCR-based diagnosis outperforms microscopy. However, the data for Trichuris trichiura have been less convincing and most comparative studies have been performed in populations with low prevalence. This study aims to improve detection of T. trichuria DNA in human stool by evaluating four sample preparation methods. Faecal samples (n = 60) were collected at Flores island, Indonesia and examined by microscopy. Aliquots were taken and a bead-beating procedure was used both on directly frozen stool and on material preserved with 96% ethanol...
March 14, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286754/prokaryotic-expression-of-%C3%AE-13-giardin-gene-and-its-intracellular-localization-in-giardia-lamblia
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Xingang Yu, Auwalu Yusuf Abdullahi, Sheng Wu, Weida Pan, Xianli Shi, Wei Hu, Liping Tan, Kangxin Li, Zhen Wang, Guoqing Li
To study prokaryotic expression and subcellular localization of α-13 giardin in Giardia lamblia trophozoites, α-13 giardin gene was amplified and cloned into prokaryotic expression vector pET-28a(+). The positive recombinant plasmid was transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3) for expression by using IPTG and autoinduction expression system (ZYM-5052). The target protein was validated by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting and purified by Ni-NTA Resin. Rabbits were immunized with purified fusion proteins for preparation of polyclonal antibody; then the intracellular location of α-13 giardin was determined by fluorescence immunoassay...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273080/geospatial-distribution-of-intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-and-its-association-with-social-determinants
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Clarissa Perez Faria, Graziela Maria Zanini, Gisele Silva Dias, Sidnei da Silva, Marcelo Bessa de Freitas, Ricardo Almendra, Paula Santana, Maria do Céu Sousa
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections remain among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. This study aimed to estimate their prevalence and provide a detailed analysis of geographical distribution of intestinal parasites in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, considering demographic, socio-economic, and epidemiological contextual factors. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The cross-section survey was conducted among individuals attending the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (FIOCRUZ, RJ) during the period from April 2012 to February 2015...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261296/gastrointestinal-disorders-next-to-respiratory-infections-as-leading-symptoms-of-x-linked-agammaglobulinemia-in-children-34-year-experience-of-a-single-center
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Malgorzata Pac, Ewa A Bernatowska, Jarosław Kierkuś, Józef P Ryżko, Joanna Cielecka-Kuszyk, Teresa Jackowska, Bożena Mikołuć
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory tract infections constitute the most frequent manifestation of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). There are not many papers elucidating gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in such patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the occurrence of gastrointestinal disorders and IBD compared to respiratory tract infections in XLA individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of 1563 patients with primary immunodeficiencies diagnosed in the Department of Immunology, the Children's Memorial Health Institute (CMHI), 66 boys had a provisional diagnosis of agammaglobulinemia...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257952/in-vitro-immunomodulatory-effects-of-microemulsions-with-levamisole-delivery-systems-on-blood-phagocytes-interacting-with-giardia-lamblia
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Mara Rosa Gil Hernandes, Lucélia Campelo Albuquerque Moraes, Elton Brito Ribeiro, Danny Laura Gomes Fagundes, Adenilda Cristina Honorio-França, Eduardo Luzía França
BACKGROUND: Giardiasis is one of the main parasites that infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Antiparasitics administered to treat giardiasis are inefficient in 20% of the cases, usually because of parasite resistance and side effects. In this scenario, microemulsions are a promising pharmaceutical alternative as carriers of molecules with therapeutic action that stimulate the immune system...
June 2017: Parasitology International
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