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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896634/th9-cells-in-skin-disorders
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Rachael A Clark, Christoph Schlapbach
Interleukin 9 secreting TH9 cells have been proposed as the latest addition to the family of T helper cell subsets. While a growing body of evidence from animal models points to important roles for these cells in allergic inflammation of the lung, autoinflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, and tumor immunity, their role in skin immunity and skin immunopathology remains poorly defined. Interestingly, studies of T helper cells from healthy humans suggest that TH9 cells are predominantly skin-homing and skin-resident and that they are involved in protection against extracellular pathogens...
November 28, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893778/mycobacterium-ulcerans-mouse-model-refinement-for-pre-clinical-profiling-of-vaccine-candidates
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Angèle Bénard, Claudia Sala, Gerd Pluschke
Buruli Ulcer is a neglected tropical disease leading to extensive disabilities and morbidity in West Africa. In this paper we sought to characterize various strains of Mycobacterium ulcerans (M.ulcerans) with different origins and laboratory passage records while refining a mouse model for Buruli ulcer. We described, compared and followed the kinetics of the histo-pathological outcome of infection of a collection of strains at various anatomical sites of infection in order to find a suitable model for further immunization studies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885775/the-coffee-leaf-rust-pathogen-hemileia-vastatrix-one-and-a-half-centuries-around-the-tropics
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Pedro Talhinhas, Dora Batista, Inês Diniz, Ana Vieira, Diogo N Silva, Andreia Loureiro, Sílvia Tavares, Ana Paula Pereira, Helena G Azinheira, Leonor Guerra-Guimarães, Vítor Várzea, Maria do Céu Silva
Taxonomy and history: Hemileia vastatrix Berk. and Broome (Basidiomycota, Pucciniales) was described in 1869 in Eastern Africa and Ceylon as the agent of Coffee Leaf Rust and spread to all coffee cultivation areas worldwide. Major disease outbreaks in Asia, Africa and America caused and continue to cause severe yield losses, making this the most important disease of Arabica coffee, a cash crop for many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Life cycle and disease symptoms: Hemileia vastatrix is a hemicyclic fungus with the urediniosporic life cycle as its most important (if not only) source of inoculum...
November 25, 2016: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871430/htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-ham-tsp-a-comparative-study-to-identify-factors-that-influence-disease-progression
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Eiji Matsuura, Satoshi Nozuma, Yuichi Tashiro, Ryuji Kubota, Shuji Izumo, Hiroshi Takashima
OBJECTIVE: HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) can progress slowly or rapidly even though a set of symptoms such as spastic paraparesis with pathological reflexes and sweating loss of the lower extremities are commonly observed in patients. Although most of the patients are thought to be infected to HTLV-1 from their mothers by breast feeding, symptoms of HAM/TSP typically manifest in patients later in life (50-60years old in age) and also with a higher prevalence of women to men at a ratio of approximately 3:1...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833976/histopathological-and-clinical-traps-in-lichen-sclerosus-a-case-report
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Daciana Elena Brănişteanu, Daniel Constantin Brănişteanu, Gabriela Stoleriu, Dan Ferariu, Cătălina Maria Voicu, Loredana Elena Stoica, Constantin Căruntu, Daniel Boda, Florina Mihaela Filip-Ciubotaru, Andreea Dimitriu, Cezar Doru Radu
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and limited systemic scleroderma (acrosclerosis) are inflammatory skin diseases that ultimately evolve into two distinct modes of atrophic scar formation, but which can easily be confused clinically. They are very rarely associated. The literature has reported cases in which lichen sclerosus was associated with various forms of scleroderma, but often with localized morphea. The characteristic histopathological picture of lichen sclerosus includes a thin epidermis, with orthohyperkeratosis and vascular degeneration in the basal layer, loss of elastic fibers, and band-like inflammatory infiltrate in the papillary dermis, while systemic sclerosis is characterized by excessive deposition of collagen in the dermis, accompanied by reduction in adnexal structures and their entrapment in collagen, and the presence of perivascular lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815652/mesangial-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-in-murine-malaria-parasite-plasmodium-chabaudi-as-infected-nc-mice
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Akihito Yashima, Masashi Mizuno, Yukio Yuzawa, Koki Shimada, Norihiko Suzuki, Hideo Tawada, Waichi Sato, Naotake Tsuboi, Shoichi Maruyama, Yasuhiko Ito, Seiichi Matsuo, Tamio Ohno
BACKGROUND: Malaria is an important tropical disease and has remained a serious health problem in many countries. One of the critical complications of malarial infection is renal injury, such as acute renal failure and chronic glomerulopathy. Few animal models of nephropathy related to malarial infection have been reported. Therefore, we developed and investigated a novel malarial nephropathy model in mice infected by murine malaria parasites. METHODS: NC mice and C57BL/6J mice were infected with Ttwo different murine malaria parasites, Plasmodium (P...
November 4, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769524/dynamic-acquisition-of-htlv-1-tax-protein-by-mononuclear-phagocytes-role-in-neurologic-disease
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Eiji Matsuura, Yoshimi Enose-Akahata, Karen Yao, Unsong Oh, Yuetsu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takashima, Steven Jacobson
Pathology of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/Tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is believed to be the result of "bystander damage" involving effector CD8 (+) T lymphocytes (CTLs) killing of virus infected cells. But the specific cellular events leading up to tissue injury are still unclear. Here, we developed the Microscopy Imaging of Cytotoxic T lymphocyte assay with Fluorescence emission (MI-CaFé), an optimized visualization analysis to explore the interactions between CTLs and virus infected or viral antigen presenting target cells...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705547/pathology-analysis-for-mesothelioma-study-in-the-united-kingdom-current-practice-and-historical-development
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B W Case
Following up on the largest case-control study of malignant mesothelioma yet performed, investigators at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine assessed 1732 male and 670 female cases as of May 2013. Epidemiological findings of a subset of these were published previously, excluding patients who died or who refused to be interviewed. Pathology reports were collected for subjects, including those both eligible and ineligible for epidemiology study based on vital status. The current investigation examined 860 cases having pathology reports available...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641748/neutralization-of-toxicological-activities-of-medically-relevant-bothrops-snake-venoms-and-relevant-toxins-by-two-polyvalent-bothropic-antivenoms-produced-in-peru-and-brazil
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Maria I Estevao-Costa, Silea S Gontijo, Barbara L Correia, Armando Yarleque, Dan Vivas-Ruiz, Edith Rodrigues, Carlos Chávez-Olortegui, Luciana S Oliveira, Eladio F Sanchez
Snakebite envenoming is a neglected public pathology, affecting especially rural communities or isolated areas of tropical and subtropical Latin American countries. The parenteral administration of antivenom is the mainstay and the only validated treatment of snake bite envenoming. Here, we assess the efficacy of polyspecific anti-Bothrops serum (α-BS) produced in the Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS, Peru) and at the Fundação Ezequiel Dias (FUNED, Brazil), to neutralize the main toxic activities induced by five medically-relevant venoms of: Bothrops atrox, B...
September 15, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605808/2d-page-analysis-of-the-soluble-proteins-of-the-tropical-liver-fluke-fasciola-gigantica-and-biliary-amphistome-gigantocotyle-explanatum-concurrently-infecting-bubalus-bubalis
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Yasir A Khan, Mohd Abdul Hannan Khan, S M A Abidi
The digenetic trematodes, Fasciola gigantica and Gigantocotyle explanatum, belonging to the family Fasciolidae and Paramphistomidae respectively, have been often found to concurrently infect the liver of Indian water buffalo Bubalus bubalis, causing serious pathological damage to the vital organ, incurring huge economic losses. In the present study the soluble gene products of both F. gigantica and G. explanatum were analyzed by 2 dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The soluble proteomic profile revealed considerable similarity as well as differences in the size, distribution pattern, total number, the isoelectric point (pI) and molecular weight (Mr) of the resolved polypeptide spots...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574761/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-cellular-and-haematological-changes-in-different-types-of-caprine-pneumonia
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A T Jarikre, O B Emikpe, G O Ohore, A T Akinremi, O S Akpavie
Goats in the tropics are often reared under the traditional extensive and semi-intensive management systems. These and other factors influence the pattern of pneumonia complex in goats. We investigated the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) cellular changes and haematological response in different types of caprine pneumonia in Nigeria. Haematological indices and BALf cells were analysed from 300 goats randomly selected from 700 goats comprising different breed, age and body scores. The pneumonia status was well characterised using standard pathological tools...
2016: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569447/chronic-consumption-of-annona-muricata-juice-triggers-and-aggravates-cerebral-tau-phosphorylation-in-wild-type-and-mapt-transgenic-mice
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Robert Rottscholl, Marlen Haegele, Britta Jainsch, Hong Xu, Gesine Respondek, Matthias Höllerhage, Thomas W Rösler, Emilie Bony, Jessica Le Ven, Vincent Guérineau, Isabelle Schmitz-Afonso, Pierre Champy, Wolfgang H Oertel, Elizabeth S Yamada, Günter U Höglinger
In the pathogenesis of tauopathies, genetic and environmental factors have been identified. While familial clustering led to the identification of mutations in MAPT encoding the microtubule-associated protein tau, the high incidence of a sporadic tauopathy endemic in Guadeloupe was linked to the plant-derived mitochondrial complex I inhibitor annonacin. The interaction of both factors was studied in the present work in a realistic paradigm over a period of 12 months. Mice over-expressing either human wild-type tau or R406W mutant tau as well as non-transgenic mice received either regular drinking water or commercially available tropical fruit juice made of soursop (Annona muricata L...
November 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553711/analyses-of-htlv-1-sequences-suggest-interaction-between-orf-i-mutations-and-ham-tsp-outcome
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Fernanda Khouri Barreto, Ricardo Khouri, Filipe Ferreira de Almeida Rego, Luciane Amorim Santos, Maria Fernanda de Castro-Amarante, Izabela Bialuk, Cynthia A Pise-Masison, Bernardo Galvão-Castro, Antoine Gessain, Steven Jacobson, Genoveffa Franchini, Luiz Carlos Alcantara
The region known as pX in the 3' end of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) genome contains four overlapping open reading frames (ORF) that encode regulatory proteins. HTLV-1 ORF-I produces the protein p12 and its cleavage product p8. The functions of these proteins have been linked to immune evasion and viral infectivity and persistence. It is known that the HTLV-1 infection does not necessarily imply the development of pathological processes and here we evaluated whether natural mutations in HTLV-1 ORF-I can influence the proviral load and clinical manifestation of HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP)...
November 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462701/randomized-trials-in-developing-countries-different-priorities-and-study-design
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Benoît Marin, Gino Cédric Agbota, Pierre-Marie Preux, Farid Boumédiene
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are increasingly conducted in the field of neurology in developing countries. To our knowledge, no review has been performed to date about the temporal evolution, geographical distribution, pathological fields, and types of trials conducted. Besides, the validity of those clinical trials needs to be evaluated. SUMMARY: Our main aim was to describe, using a systematic literature review, the clinical trials performed in the field of neurology in developing countries...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449854/autoantibodies-to-heterogeneous-nuclear-ribonuclear-protein-a1-hnrnpa1-cause-altered-ribostasis-and-neurodegeneration-the-legacy-of-ham-tsp-as-a-model-of-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Michael C Levin, Sangmin Lee, Lidia A Gardner, Yoojin Shin, Joshua N Douglas, Hannah Salapa
Several years following its discovery in 1980, infection with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) was shown to cause HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), a disease biologically similar to progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). In this manuscript, we review some of the clinical, pathological, and immunological similarities between HAM/TSP and MS with an emphasis on how autoantibodies to an RNA binding protein, heterogeneous nuclear ribonuclear protein A1 (hnRNP A1), might contribute to neurodegeneration in immune mediated diseases of the central nervous system...
July 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448958/multi-level-biological-responses-in-ucides-cordatus-linnaeus-1763-brachyura-ucididae-as-indicators-of-conservation-status-in-mangrove-areas-from-the-western-atlantic
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Luis Felipe de Almeida Duarte, Caroline Araújo de Souza, Caio Rodrigues Nobre, Camilo Dias Seabra Pereira, Marcelo Antonio Amaro Pinheiro
There is a global lack of knowledge on tropical ecotoxicology, particularly in terms of mangrove areas. These areas often serve as nurseries or homes for several animal species, including Ucides cordatus (the uçá crab). This species is widely distributed, is part of the diet of human coastal communities, and is considered to be a sentinel species due to its sensitivity to toxic xenobiotics in natural environments. Sublethal damages to benthic populations reveal pre-pathological conditions, but discussions of the implications are scarce in the literature...
November 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396598/lipid-based-nanocarriers-for-cutaneous-leishmaniais-and-buruli-ulcer-management
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Sandra Simões, Manuela Carvalheiro, Maria Manuela Gaspar
Infectious diseases in the skin represent a major group of pathologies that contribute annually for significant health economic expenses. According to WHO, Buruli Ulcer (BU) and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) are two neglected tropical diseases for which therapy remains inadequate. Topical delivery of therapeutics constitutes an advantageous alternative to treat infected skin lesions as it allows a direct treatment of affected areas avoiding unwanted systemic effects and reducing the drug dosage. However, effective topical delivery of antimicrobial agents is still a challenge...
June 30, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381464/naegleria-fowleri-after-50-years-is-it-a-neglected-pathogen
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Moisés Martínez-Castillo, Roberto Cárdenas-Zúñiga, Daniel Coronado-Velázquez, Anjan Debnath, Jesús Serrano-Luna, Mineko Shibayama
It has been 50 years since the first case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) an acute and rapidly fatal disease of the central nervous system (CNS) was reported in Australia. It is now known that the etiological agent of PAM is Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that is commonly known as "the brain-eating amoeba". N. fowleri infects humans of different ages which are in contact with contaminated water with this microorganism. N. fowleri is distributed worldwide and is found growing in bodies of freshwater in tropical and subtropical environments...
July 4, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372516/-main-parasitic-skin-disorders
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C Bernigaud, G Monsel, P Delaunay, G Do-Pham, F Foulet, F Botterel, O Chosidow
Cutaneous parasitic skin diseases are frequent in human pathology. There are few reliable epidemiological data on the prevalence and/or incidence of such diseases. Skin parasites are cosmopolitan but their global distribution is heterogenous; prevalence is especially high in subtropical and tropical countries. They are mainly due to arthropods (insects and mites). Many species of parasites are involved, explaining the diversity of their clinical signs. The most common are caused by ectoparasites such as scabies or pediculosis (head lice, body lice and pubic lice)...
June 29, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353867/%C3%AE-cyperone-of-cyperus-rotundus-is-an-effective-candidate-for-reduction-of-inflammation-by-destabilization-of-microtubule-fibers-in-brain
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Azam Azimi, Seyed Mahmood Ghaffari, Gholam Hossein Riazi, Seyed Shahriar Arab, Mohammad Mehdi Tavakol, Shahriar Pooyan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperaceae), commonly known as purple nutsedge or nut grass is one of the most invasive and endemic weeds in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. This plant has been extensively used in traditional medicine for anti-arthritic, antidiarrheal and antiplatelet properties as well as treatment for several CNS disorders such as epilepsy, depression and inflammatory disorders. Inflammation is evidently occurring in pathologically susceptible regions of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain as well as other disorders...
June 25, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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