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David Durantel, Inca Kusters, Jacques Louis, Nicolas Manel, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Valentina Picot, Mitra Saaadatian-Elahi
Immune evasion is critical for pathogens to maintain their presence within hosts, giving rise to chronic infections. Here, we examine the immune evasion strategies employed by three pathogens with high medical burden, namely, tuberculosis, HIV and HBV. Establishment of chronic infection by these pathogens is a multi-step process that involves an interplay between restriction factor, innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Engagement of these host defences is intimately linked with specific steps within the pathogen replication cycles...
September 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911263/potential-role-of-oct4-in-leukemogenesis
#2
Tiphanie Picot, Sanae Kesr, Yuenv Wu, Carmen Aanei, Pascale Flandrin-Gresta, Sylvie Tondeur, Emmanuelle Tavernier, Eric Wattel, Denis Guyotat, Lydia Campos
Embryonic stem cells typically show properties of long term self-renewal and lack of differentiation. When appropriately stimulated, they are able to differentiate into all cell lineages, and lose their self-renewal characteristics. These properties are controlled by a series of genes encoding several transcription factors including OCT4, the product of POU5F1 gene. OCT4 is expressed in germ-cell tumors, but also aberrantly in cancers developing in differentiated tissues. In a previous study, we observed a high expression of OCT4 in acute myeloid cell lines and primary cells, regardless of the Acute Myeloid Leukemia subtype...
September 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902709/effect-of-food-deprivation-on-the-hypothalamic-gene-expression-of-the-secretogranin-ii-derived-peptide-em66-in-rat
#3
Fatima Trebak, Isabelle Dubuc, Marie Picot, Abdelilah Alaoui, Jérôme Leprince, Gaëtan Prévost, Youssef Anouar, Rabia Magoul, Nicolas Chartrel
EM66 is a peptide derived from the chromogranin, secretogranin II (SG-II). Recent findings in mice indicate that EM66 is a novel anorexigenic neuropeptide that regulates hypothalamic feeding behavior, at least in part, by activating the POMC neurons of the arcuate nucleus. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of action of EM66 in the control of feeding behavior and, more specifically, its potential interactions with the NPY and POMC systems in rat. We analyzed by Q-PCR the gene expression of the EM66 precursor, SG-II, in hypothalamic extracts following 2, 3, or 4 days of food deprivation and compared it with the expression levels of the two major neuropeptidergic systems, that is, POMC and NPY, modulating feeding behavior...
September 11, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874730/a-comprehensive-characterization-of-the-impact-of-mycophenolic-acid-on-the-metabolism-of-jurkat-t-cells
#4
Ana A Fernández-Ramos, Catherine Marchetti-Laurent, Virginie Poindessous, Samantha Antonio, Céline Petitgas, Irène Ceballos-Picot, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Sylvie Bortoli, Marie-Anne Loriot, Nicolas Pallet
Metabolic reprogramming is critical for T cell fate and polarization and is regulated by metabolic checkpoints, including Myc, HIF-1α, AMPK and mTORC1. Our objective was to determine the impact of mycophenolic acid (MPA) in comparison with rapamycin (Rapa), an inhibitor of mTORC1, on the metabolism of Jurkat T cells. We identified a drug-specific transcriptome signature consisting of the key enzymes and transporters involved in glycolysis, glutaminolysis or nucleotide synthesis. MPA produced an early and transient drop in the intracellular ATP content related to the inhibition of de novo synthesis of purines, leading to the activation of the energy sensor AMPK...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851493/evaluation-of-quantitative-ftd-pneumocystis-jirovecii-kit-for-pneumocystis-infection-diagnosis
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Gautier Hoarau, Solène Le Gal, Patricia Zunic, Patrice Poubeau, Emmanuel Antok, Julien Jaubert, Gilles Nevez, Sandrine Picot
We evaluated the Fast track Diagnostics (FTD) Pneumocystis PCR kit, targeting the mitochondrial large subunit ribosomal RNA gene (mtLSU rRNA) of Pneumocystis jirovecii (P. jirovecii). A hundred and thirty-three patients were prospectively enrolled. Respiratory specimens were examined using both microscopy and the PCR assay. Twenty-six patients led to P. jirovecii detection. Fourteen patients presented with Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) whereas 12 patients were considered to be colonized. The median copy numbers in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid were significantly different in the PCP and colonization groups (1...
August 9, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810865/cryptic-plasmodium-ovale-concurrent-with-mixed-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-malariae-infection-in-two-children-from-central-african-republic
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Cynthia Bichara, Philippe Flahaut, Damien Costa, Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Stephane Picot, Gilles Gargala
BACKGROUND: Since several malaria parasite species are usually present in a particular area, co-infections with more than one species of Plasmodium are more likely to occur in humans infected in these areas. In many mixed infections, parasite densities of the cryptic species may be low and often not recognized in clinical practice. CASE PRESENTATION: Two children (3 and 6 years old) adopted recently from Central African Republic were admitted to hospital because of intermittent fever...
August 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807858/host-specificity-pathogen-exposure-and-superinfections-impact-the-distribution-of-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-genotypes-in-ticks-roe-deer-and-livestock-in-a-fragmented-agricultural-landscape
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Amélie Chastagner, Angélique Pion, Hélène Verheyden, Bruno Lourtet, Bruno Cargnelutti, Denis Picot, Valérie Poux, Émilie Bard, Olivier Plantard, Karen D McCoy, Agnes Leblond, Gwenaël Vourc'h, Xavier Bailly
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a bacterial pathogen mainly transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe. It infects wild mammals, livestock, and, occasionally, humans. Roe deer are considered to be the major reservoir, but the genotypes they carry differ from those that are found in livestock and humans. Here, we investigated whether roe deer were the main source of the A. phagocytophilum genotypes circulating in questing I. ricinus nymphs in a fragmented agricultural landscape in France. First, we assessed pathogen prevalence in 1837 I...
August 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753541/health-related-quality-of-life-among-children-with-turner-syndrome-controlled-cross-sectional-study
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Pascal Amedro, Nabil Tahhan, Helena Bertet, Claire Jeandel, Sophie Guillaumont, Thibault Mura, Marie-Christine Picot
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in children with Turner syndrome in comparison with controls. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 16 female girls with Turner syndrome (mean age 15.2±2.6 years) and 78 female controls (mean age 12.7±2.8 years) in randomly selected schools. We used the PedsQL, a generic HR-QoL questionnaire (self and parents' versions). RESULTS: Global HR-QoL scores in Turner syndrome were lower than controls for self-reports (respectively, 74...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719310/severity-of-pneumonia-in-under-5-year-old-children-from-developing-countries-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Anand Kawade, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, For The Gabriel Network
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children. The objectives were to evaluate the microbiological agents linked with hypoxemia in hospitalized children with pneumonia from developing countries, to identify predictors of hypoxemia, and to characterize factors associated with in-hospital mortality. A multicenter, observational study was conducted in five hospitals, from India (Lucknow, Vadu), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Mali (Bamako), and Paraguay (San Lorenzo). Children aged 2-60 months with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were enrolled prospectively...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718379/expression-of-embryonic-stem-cell-markers-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Tiphanie Picot, Carmen Mariana Aanei, Amandine Fayard, Pascale Flandrin-Gresta, Sylvie Tondeur, Marina Gouttenoire, Emmanuelle Tavernier-Tardy, Eric Wattel, Denis Guyotat, Lydia Campos
Acute myeloid leukemia is driven by leukemic stem cells which can be identified by cross lineage expression or arrest of differentiation compared to normal hematopoietic stem cells. Self-renewal and lack of differentiation are also features of stem cells and have been associated with the expression of embryonic genes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of embryonic antigens (OCT4, NANOG, SOX2, SSEA1, SSEA3) in hematopoietic stem cell subsets (CD34(+)CD38(-) and CD34(+)CD38(+)) from normal bone marrows and in samples from acute myeloid leukemia patients...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703819/decorating-graphene-with-size-selected-few-atom-clusters-a-novel-approach-to-investigate-graphene-adparticle-interactions
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Jeroen E Scheerder, Thomas Picot, Nicolas Reckinger, Tomas Sneyder, Vyacheslav S Zharinov, Jean-François Colomer, Ewald Janssens, Joris Van de Vondel
We investigated the interaction between size-selected Au2 and Au3 clusters and graphene. Hereto preformed clusters are deposited on graphene field-effect transistors, a novel approach which offers a high control over the number of atoms per cluster, the deposition energy and the deposited density. The induced p-doping and charge carrier scattering indicate that a major part of the deposited clusters remains on the graphene flake as either individual or sub-nm coalesced entities. This is independently confirmed by scanning electron microscopy on the same devices after current annealing...
July 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#12
REVIEW
Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695821/an-outbreak-of-locally-acquired-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-among-migrant-workers-in-oman
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Bruno Simon, Fatimata Sow, Said K Al Mukhaini, Seif Al-Abri, Osama A M Ali, Guillaume Bonnot, Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Eskild Petersen, Stéphane Picot
Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed human malaria parasite. Outside sub-Saharan Africa, the proportion of P. vivax malaria is rising. A major cause for concern is the re-emergence of Plasmodium vivax in malaria-free areas. Oman, situated in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has long been an area of vivax malaria transmission but no locally acquired cases were reported in 2004. However, local transmission has been registered in small outbreaks since 2007. In this study, a local outbreak of 54 cases over 50 days in 2014 was analyzed retrospectively and stained blood slides have been obtained for parasite identification and genotyping...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689664/global-regional-and-national-disease-burden-estimates-of-acute-lower-respiratory-infections-due-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-young-children-in-2015-a-systematic-review-and-modelling-study
#14
Ting Shi, David A McAllister, Katherine L O'Brien, Eric A F Simoes, Shabir A Madhi, Bradford D Gessner, Fernando P Polack, Evelyn Balsells, Sozinho Acacio, Claudia Aguayo, Issifou Alassani, Asad Ali, Martin Antonio, Shally Awasthi, Juliet O Awori, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Henry C Baggett, Vicky L Baillie, Angel Balmaseda, Alfredo Barahona, Sudha Basnet, Quique Bassat, Wilma Basualdo, Godfrey Bigogo, Louis Bont, Robert F Breiman, W Abdullah Brooks, Shobha Broor, Nigel Bruce, Dana Bruden, Philippe Buchy, Stuart Campbell, Phyllis Carosone-Link, Mandeep Chadha, James Chipeta, Monidarin Chou, Wilfrido Clara, Cheryl Cohen, Elizabeth de Cuellar, Duc-Anh Dang, Budragchaagiin Dash-Yandag, Maria Deloria-Knoll, Mukesh Dherani, Tekchheng Eap, Bernard E Ebruke, Marcela Echavarria, Carla Cecília de Freitas Lázaro Emediato, Rodrigo A Fasce, Daniel R Feikin, Luzhao Feng, Angela Gentile, Aubree Gordon, Doli Goswami, Sophie Goyet, Michelle Groome, Natasha Halasa, Siddhivinayak Hirve, Nusrat Homaira, Stephen R C Howie, Jorge Jara, Imane Jroundi, Cissy B Kartasasmita, Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Karen L Kotloff, Anand Krishnan, Romina Libster, Olga Lopez, Marilla G Lucero, Florencia Lucion, Socorro P Lupisan, Debora N Marcone, John P McCracken, Mario Mejia, Jennifer C Moisi, Joel M Montgomery, David P Moore, Cinta Moraleda, Jocelyn Moyes, Patrick Munywoki, Kuswandewi Mutyara, Mark P Nicol, D James Nokes, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Maria Tereza da Costa Oliveira, Histoshi Oshitani, Nitin Pandey, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Lia N Phillips, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Mustafizur Rahman, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Zeba A Rasmussen, Barbara A Rath, Annick Robinson, Candice Romero, Graciela Russomando, Vahid Salimi, Pongpun Sawatwong, Nienke Scheltema, Brunhilde Schweiger, J Anthony G Scott, Phil Seidenberg, Kunling Shen, Rosalyn Singleton, Viviana Sotomayor, Tor A Strand, Agustinus Sutanto, Mariam Sylla, Milagritos D Tapia, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Elizabeth D Thomas, Rafal Tokarz, Claudia Turner, Marietjie Venter, Sunthareeya Waicharoen, Jianwei Wang, Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Lay-Myint Yoshida, Hongjie Yu, Heather J Zar, Harry Campbell, Harish Nair
BACKGROUND: We have previously estimated that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was associated with 22% of all episodes of (severe) acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) resulting in 55 000 to 199 000 deaths in children younger than 5 years in 2005. In the past 5 years, major research activity on RSV has yielded substantial new data from developing countries. With a considerably expanded dataset from a large international collaboration, we aimed to estimate the global incidence, hospital admission rate, and mortality from RSV-ALRI episodes in young children in 2015...
July 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677690/vaccination-ecosystem-health-check-achieving-impact-today-and-sustainability-for-tomorrow
#15
Mitra Saadatian-Elahi, David Bloom, Stanley Plotkin, Valentina Picot, Jacques Louis, Michael Watson
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is a complex ecosystem with several components that interact with one another and with the environment. Today's vaccine ecosystem is defined by the pursuit of polio eradication, the drive to get as many of the new vaccines to as many people as possible and the research and development against immunologically challenging diseases. Despite these successes, vaccine ecosystem is facing keys issues with regard to supply/distribution and cost/profitability asymmetry that risk slowing its global growth...
2017: BMC Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605562/microorganisms-associated-with-pneumonia-in-children-5-years-of-age-in-developing-and-emerging-countries-the-gabriel-pneumonia-multicenter-prospective-case-control-study
#16
Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sánchez Picot, Mélina Messaoudi, Monidarin Chou, Tekchheng Eap, Jianwei Wang, Kunling Shen, Jean-William Pape, Vanessa Rouzier, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Sonali Sanghavi, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Nymadawaagiin Naranbat, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà
Background.: Pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of child mortality globally, mainly afflicts developing countries. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the microorganisms associated with pneumonia in children aged <5 years in developing and emerging countries. Methods.: A multicenter, case-control study by the GABRIEL (Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries) network was conducted between 2010 and 2014 in Cambodia, China, Haiti, India (2 sites), Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, and Paraguay...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602387/surveillance-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae%C3%A2-in-the-indian-ocean-region-between-january-2010%C3%A2-and-december-2015
#17
A M Holman, J Allyn, G Miltgen, N Lugagne, N Traversier, S Picot, A Lignereux, C Oudin, O Belmonte, N Allou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to trace the emergence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Reunion Island, a French overseas territory well suited for the surveillance of CPE emergence in patients from the entire Indian Ocean Region. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study was conducted on Reunion Island between 2010 and 2015. RESULTS: A total of 43 CPEs were isolated during the course of the study, in 36 patients (50% in the last year alone)...
June 8, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528506/exposure-of-marine-mussels-to-diclofenac-modulation-of-prostaglandin-biosynthesis
#18
Frédérique Courant, Lauren Arpin-Pont, Bénilde Bonnefille, Sébastien Vacher, Marina Picot-Groz, Elena Gomez, Hélène Fenet
Human pharmaceuticals, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), are an emerging threat to marine organisms. NSAIDs act through inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins. One experiment was carried out whereby marine mussels were exposed for 72 h to 1 and 100 μg/L diclofenac (DCF). A specific and sensitive method using liquid chromatography high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry was developed to quantify DCF in mussel tissues. The developed method could also clearly identify and quantify COX products, i...
May 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505570/clinical-evaluation-of-the-biofire-filmarray-%C3%A2-biothreat-e-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-ebola-virus-disease-in-guinea
#19
Françoise Gay-Andrieu, N'Fally Magassouba, Valentina Picot, Cynthia L Phillips, Christophe N Peyrefitte, Brigitte Dacosta, Ahmadou Doré, Fode Kourouma, Véronique Ligeon-Ligeonnet, Corentin Gauby, Christophe Longuet, Matt Scullion, Ousmane Faye, Jean Louis Machuron, Mark Miller
BACKGROUND: The recent West Africa Ebola outbreak highlighted the need to provide access to rapid, safe and reliable Ebola Virus Disease diagnostics. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this field study was to assess the clinical performance of the FilmArray(®) BioThreat-E test for the detection of Ebola Zaïre virus in whole blood in symptomatic patients suspected of Ebola Virus Disease in Conakry (Guinea) from March to July 2015. STUDY DESIGN: The BioThreat-E test was compared to the two RT-PCRs, using serum, implemented at Donka Hospital in the emergency context: an in-house developed quantitative one-step RT-PCR adapted from the Weidmann technique, and the RealStar(®) Filovirus RT-PCR Kit 1...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504192/correlates-of-protection-for-enteric-vaccines
#20
Jan Holmgren, Umesh D Parashar, Stanley Plotkin, Jacques Louis, Su-Peing Ng, Eric Desauziers, Valentina Picot, Mitra Saadatian-Elahi
An immunological Correlate of Protection (CoP) is an immune response that is statistically interrelated with protection. Identification of CoPs for enteric vaccines would help design studies to improve vaccine performance of licensed vaccines in low income settings, and would facilitate the testing of future vaccines in development that might be more affordable. CoPs are lacking today for most existing and investigational enteric vaccines. In order to share the latest information on CoPs for enteric vaccines and to discuss novel approaches to correlate mucosal immune responses in humans with protection, the Foundation Mérieux organized an international conference of experts where potential CoPs for vaccines were examined using case-studies for both bacterial and viral enteric pathogens...
May 11, 2017: Vaccine
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