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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808619/gastrointestinal-parasites-in-captive-and-free-ranging-cebus-albifrons-in-the-western-amazon-ecuador
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Sarah Martin-Solano, Gabriel A Carrillo-Bilbao, William Ramirez, Maritza Celi-Erazo, Marie-Claude Huynen, Bruno Levecke, Washington Benitez-Ortiz, Bertrand Losson
Currently, there is a lack of surveys that report the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in the white-headed capuchin monkey (Cebus albifrons). We therefore assessed the presence and richness (= number of different parasite genera) of parasites in C. albifrons in wildlife refuges (n = 11) and in a free-ranging group near a human village (n = 15) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In the 78 samples collected (median of 3 samples per animal), we identified a total of 6 genera of gastrointestinal parasites, representing protozoa, nematodes, acanthocephalans and cestodes...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807288/prevalence-of-tritrichomonas-foetus-in-tennessee-bulls
#2
Chika C Okafor, Lew G Strickland, Brittni M Jones, Stephen Kania, David E Anderson, Brian K Whitlock
The prevalence of bovine trichomonosis (BT) in TN bulls was estimated through both active screening of bulls and review of previous laboratory records. During the active bull screening, preputial smegma specimens were collected from 458 TN beef bulls at 2 cattle slaughterhouses and 2 stockyards, which serve most beef bulls in TN, between March 2014 and June 2015. Each specimen was cultured for Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) as well as evaluated microscopically every other day for seven days for any protozoa resembling T...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807280/immunization-with-inactivated-antigens-of-neospora-caninum-induces-toll-like-receptors-3-7-8-and-9-in-maternal-fetal-interface-of-infected-pregnant-heifers
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M S Marin, Y P Hecker, S Quintana, S E Pérez, M R Leunda, G J Cantón, E R Cobo, D P Moore, A C Odeón
Neospora caninum is an obligate parasite and a major cause of abortion in cattle. Pregnancy failures appear to be associated with weak innate defences on the maternal-fetal interface during infection with N. caninum. Herein, we studied the gene expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in pregnant heifers immunized with different vaccine formulations against N. caninum before mating and then challenged the heifers with live N. caninum on day 70 of gestation. TLR7 and TLR8 expression was upregulated in the placental caruncle of infected-pregnant heifers previously exposed to live N...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805540/novel-approach-for-structural-identification-of-protein-family-glyoxalase-i
#4
Anton M Kargatov, Eugenia A Boshkova, Yuri N Chirgadze
Glyoxalase is one of two enzymes of the glyoxalase detoxification system against methylglyoxal and other aldehydes, the metabolites derived from glycolysis. The glyoxalase system is found almost in all living organisms: bacteria, protozoa, plants and animals, including humans, and is related to the class of "life essential proteins". The enzyme belongs to the expanded Glyoxalase/Bleomycin resistance protein/Dioxygenase superfamily. At present the GenBank contains about seven hundreds of amino acid sequences of this enzyme type, and the Protein Data Bank includes dozens of spatial structures...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802531/corrigendum-to-characterization-of-the-efficiency-and-uncertainty-of-skimmed-milk-flocculation-for-the-simultaneous-concentration-and-quantification-of-water-borne-viruses-bacteria-and-protozoa-j-microbiol-methods-134-2017-46-53
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Eloy Gonzales-Gustavson, Yexenia Cárdenas-Youngs, Miquel Calvo, Marcelle Figueira Marques da Silva, Ayalkibet Hundesa, Inmaculada Amorós, Yolanda Moreno, Laura Moreno-Mesonero, Rosa Rosell, Llilianne Ganges, Rosa Araujo, Rosina Girones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796786/phlebotomine-sand-fly-borne-pathogens-in-the-mediterranean-basin-human-leishmaniasis-and-phlebovirus-infections
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REVIEW
Martina Moriconi, Gianluca Rugna, Mattia Calzolari, Romeo Bellini, Alessandro Albieri, Paola Angelini, Roberto Cagarelli, Maria P Landini, Remi N Charrel, Stefania Varani
Pathogens transmitted to humans by phlebotomine sand flies are neglected, as they cause infectious diseases that are not on the priority list of national and international public health systems. However, the infections caused by protozoa of the Leishmania genus and viruses belonging to the Phlebovirus genus (family Phenuiviridae)-the most significant group of viruses transmitted by sand flies-have a relevant role for human pathology. These infections are emerging in the Mediterranean region and will likely spread in forthcoming decades, posing a complex threat to human health...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795223/high-resolution-melting-pcr-assay-applicable-for-diagnostics-and-screening-studies-allowing-detection-and-differentiation-of-several-babesia-spp-infecting-humans-and-animals
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Wioletta Rozej-Bielicka, Aleksander Masny, Elzbieta Golab
The goal of the study was to design a single tube PCR test for detection and differentiation of Babesia species in DNA samples obtained from diverse biological materials. A multiplex, single tube PCR test was designed for amplification of approximately 400 bp region of the Babesia 18S rRNA gene. Universal primers were designed to match DNA of multiple Babesia spp. and to have low levels of similarity to DNA sequences of other intracellular protozoa and Babesia hosts. The PCR products amplified from Babesia DNA isolated from human, dog, rodent, deer, and tick samples were subjected to high-resolution melting analysis for Babesia species identification...
August 10, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793025/environmental-aspects-related-to-tuberculosis-and-intestinal-parasites-in-a-low-income-community-of-the-brazilian-amazon
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Biatriz Araújo Cardoso, Fabio de Oliveira Fonseca, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes, Ana Caroline Guedes Souza Martins, Nissa Vilhena da Silva Oliveira, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Maria Helena Féres Saad
We carried out a cross-sectional study from January to December 2015 on 1,425 inhabitants from a floating population in the Brazilian Amazon (Murinin district, Pará State) to describe the population-based prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) from 2011 to 2014, recent TB contacts (rCts) latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI) , the coverage of the local health network, socio-environmental factors, and frequency of intestinal parasitic infection (IPI). We found that the sanitary structure was inadequate, with latrines being shared with other rooms within the same accommodation; well water was the main source of water, and 48% of families had low incomes...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793024/socioenvironmental-conditions-and-intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-brazilian-urban-slums-a-cross-sectional-study
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Caroline Ferraz Ignacio, Milena Enderson Chagas da Silva, Natasha Berendonk Handam, Maria de Fatima Leal Alencar, Adriana Sotero-Martins, Martha Macedo de Lima Barata, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes
Methods: A cross-sectional study covering an agglomeration of urban slums was conducted between 2015 and 2016 using participants observation, a socioeconomic survey, and the spontaneous sedimentation method with three slides per sample to analyze fresh stool specimens ( n =595) searching for intestinal parasites. Results: Endolimax nana ( n =95, 16.0%) and Entamoeba coli ( n =65, 10.9%) were the most frequently identified agents, followed by Giardia intestinalis ( n =24, 4...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783554/anti-leishmania-activity-of-new-ruthenium-ii-complexes-effect-on-parasite-host-interaction
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Mônica S Costa, Yasmim G Gonçalves, Débora C O Nunes, Danielle R Napolitano, Pedro I S Maia, Renata S Rodrigues, Veridiana M Rodrigues, Gustavo Von Poelhsitz, Kelly A G Yoneyama
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania. The many complications presented by the current treatment - including high toxicity, high cost and parasite resistance - make the development of new therapeutic agents indispensable. The present study aims to evaluate the anti-Leishmania potential of new ruthenium(II) complexes, cis‑[Ru(II)(η(2)-O2CR)(dppm)2]PF6, with dppm=bis(diphenylphosphino)methane and R=4-butylbenzoate (bbato) 1, 4-(methylthio)benzoate (mtbato) 2 and 3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoate (hmxbato) 3, in promastigote cytotoxicity and their effect on parasite-host interaction...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773114/toxicity-of-nine-doped-rare-earth-metal-oxides-and-respective-individual-metals-to-aquatic-microorganisms-vibrio-fischeri-and-tetrahymena-thermophila
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Imbi Kurvet, Katre Juganson, Heiki Vija, Mariliis Sihtmäe, Irina Blinova, Guttorm Syvertsen-Wiig, Anne Kahru
Despite the increasing use of rare earth elements (REEs) and oxides (REOs) in various technologies, the information on their ecotoxicological hazard is scarce. Here, the effects of La(3+), Ce(3+), Pr(3+), Nd(3+), Gd(3+), CeO₂, and eight doped REOs to marine bacteria Vibrio fischeri and freshwater protozoa Tetrahymena thermophila were studied in parallel with REO dopant metals (Co(2+), Fe(3+), Mn(2+), Ni(2+), Sr(2+)). The highest concentrations of REOs tested were 100 mg/L with protozoa in deionized water and 500 mg/L with bacteria in 2% NaCl...
July 5, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769039/systematic-assessment-of-the-climate-sensitivity-of-important-human-and-domestic-animals-pathogens-in-europe
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K Marie McIntyre, Christian Setzkorn, Philip J Hepworth, Serge Morand, Andrew P Morse, Matthew Baylis
Climate change is expected to threaten human health and well-being via its effects on climate-sensitive infectious diseases, potentially changing their spatial distributions, affecting annual/seasonal cycles, or altering disease incidence and severity. Climate sensitivity of pathogens is a key indicator that diseases might respond to climate change, but the proportion of pathogens that is climate-sensitive, and their characteristics, are not known. The climate sensitivity of European human and domestic animal infectious pathogens, and the characteristics associated with sensitivity, were assessed systematically in terms of selection of pathogens and choice of literature reviewed...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768707/impact-of-childhood-malnutrition-on-host-defense-and-infection
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REVIEW
Marwa K Ibrahim, Mara Zambruni, Christopher L Melby, Peter C Melby
The global impact of childhood malnutrition is staggering. The synergism between malnutrition and infection contributes substantially to childhood morbidity and mortality. Anthropometric indicators of malnutrition are associated with the increased risk and severity of infections caused by many pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminths. Since childhood malnutrition commonly involves the inadequate intake of protein and calories, with superimposed micronutrient deficiencies, the causal factors involved in impaired host defense are usually not defined...
October 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761467/prevalence-of-intestinal-protozoa-infections-and-associated-risk-factors-among-schoolchildren-in-sanandaj-city-iran
#14
Pegah Bahmani, Afshin Maleki, Shahram Sadeghi, Behzad Shahmoradi, Esmaeil Ghahremani
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasites are still a serious public health problem in the world, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal protozoa infections and associated risk factors among schoolchildren in Sanandaj City, Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involving 400 schoolchildren was carried out in 2015. Each student was selected using systematic random sampling method. Questionnaire and observation were used to identify possible risk factors...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756937/short-pulse-neodymium-yttrium-aluminium-garnet-nd-yag-1064nm-laser-irradiation-photobiomodulates-mitochondria-activity-and-cellular-multiplication-of-paramecium-primaurelia-protozoa
#15
Andrea Amaroli, Alberico Benedicenti, Silvia Ravera, Steven Parker, Wayne Selting, Isabella Panfoli, Stefano Benedicenti
Few studies exist to explore the potential photobiomodulation (PBM) effect of neodymium:yttrium-aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser irradiation using a flat-top handpiece delivery system. In this study, we explored the photobiomodulation effect of that laser, on Paramecium primaurelia. The parameters for the different study groups were: 0.50W, 10Hz, 100msp, 30J/cm(2); 0.75W, 10Hz, 100msp, 45J/cm(2); 1.00W, 10Hz, 100msp, 60J/cm(2); 1.25W, 10Hz, 100msp, 75J/cm(2) and 1.50W, 10Hz, 100msp, 90J/cm(2). Our results suggest that only the parameter 0...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756660/spectroscopy-and-dft-calculations-of-a-flavo-diiron-enzyme-implicate-new-diiron-site-structures
#16
Andrew C Weitz, Nitai Giri, Jonathan D Caranto, Donald M Kurtz, Emile L Bominaar, Michael P Hendrich
Flavo-diiron proteins (FDPs) are non-heme iron containing enzymes that are widespread in anaerobic bacteria, archaea, and protozoa, serving as the terminal components to dioxygen and nitric oxide reductive scavenging pathways in these organisms. FDPs contain a dinuclear iron active site similar to that in hemerythrin, ribonucleotide reductase, and methane monooxygenase, all of which can bind NO and O2. However, only FDP competently turns over NO to N2O. Here, EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopies allow electronic characterization of the diferric and diferrous species of FDP...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755583/interaction-of-microorganisms-within-leafy-green-phyllospheres-where-do-human-noroviruses-fit-in
#17
REVIEW
Wenjun Deng, Kristen E Gibson
Human noroviruses (hNoV) are one of the major causes of foodborne disease outbreaks linked to leafy greens. However, the interactions-including attachment and persistence-of hNoV with leafy greens are not well characterized. In the present review, three mechanisms are hypothesized for the interaction of hNoV with leafy green phyllospheres: 1) specific binding to histo-blood group antigen (HBGA)-like carbohydrates exposed on leaf surfaces and present on bacterial microbiota; 2) non-specific binding through electrostatic forces; and 3) internalization of hNoV through contaminated water (e...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750000/comparison-of-hemolytic-activity-of-the-intermediate-subunit-of-entamoeba-histolytica-and-entamoeba-dispar-lectins
#18
Kentaro Kato, Takashi Makiuchi, Xunjia Cheng, Hiroshi Tachibana
Galactose and N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-inhibitable lectin of Entamoeba histolytica has roles in pathogenicity and induction of protective immunity in rodent models of amoebiasis. Recently, the intermediate subunit of the lectin, Igl1, of E. histolytica has been shown to have hemolytic activity. However, the corresponding lectin is also expressed in a non-virulent species, Entamoeba dispar, and another subunit, Igl2, is expressed in the protozoa. Therefore, in this study, we compared the activities of Igl1 and Igl2 subunits from E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749764/use-of-serologic-responses-against-enteropathogens-to-assess-the-impact-of-a-point-of-use-water-filter-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-western-province-rwanda
#19
Laura Divens Zambrano, Jeffrey W Priest, Emil Ivan, John Rusine, Corey Nagel, Miles Kirby, Ghislaine Rosa, Thomas F Clasen
Diarrhea is a leading contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Given the challenge of blinding most water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions, diarrheal disease outcome measures in WASH intervention trials are subject to potential bias and misclassification. Using the platform of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a household-based drinking water filter in western province, Rwanda, we assessed the impact of the drinking water filter on enteric seroconversion in young children as a health outcome and examined the association between serological responses and caregiver-reported diarrhea...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746443/ectoparasites-community-in-satanoperca-jurupari-cichlidae-from-the-jari-river-a-tributary-from-amazon-river-in-northern-brazil
#20
Marcos Sidney Brito de Oliveira, Raissa Alves Gonçalves, Lígia Rigor Neves, Drielly Oliveira Ferreira, Marcos Tavares-Dias
The aim of this study was to investigate the gills parasites in Satanoperca jurupari from the Jari River, state of Amapá, in eastern Amazon (Brazil). The gills of 100% of the hosts were parasitized by Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Protozoa), Sciadicleithrum juruparii (Monogenoidea) Genarchella genarchella, Posthodiplostomum sp. (Digenea) Ergasilus coatiarus and Argulus multicolor (Crustacea), and a total of 27,043 parasites were collected. However, the dominance was of I. multifiliis and there was aggregated dispersion of parasites with greater discrepancy for S...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
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