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Tuberculosis biomarker

Misaki Wayengera, David P Kateete, Benon Asiimwe, Moses L Joloba
BACKGROUND: Precise designation of high risk forms of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis-M.tb infections (LTBI) is impossible. Delineation of high-risk LTBI can, however, allow for chemoprophylaxis and curtail majority cases of active tuberculosis (ATB). There is epidemiological evidence to support the view that LTBI in context of HIV-1 co-infection is high-risk for progression to ATB relative to LTBI among HIV-ve persons. We recently showed that assays of M.tb thymidylate kinase (TMKmt) antigen and host specific IgG can differentiate ATB from LTBI and or no TB (NTB, or healthy controls)...
March 16, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Lucie Cluver, Franziska Meinck, Elona Toska, F Mark Orkin, Rebecca J Hodes, Lorraine Sherr
OBJECTIVE(S): HIV-positive adolescents have low ART-adherence, with consequent increased risks of mortality, morbidity and viral resistance. Despite high rates of violence against children in the Africa region, no known studies have tested impacts on HIV-positive adolescents. We examine associations of ART-adherence with adolescent violence victimisation by caregivers, teachers, peers, community members, and healthcare providers. DESIGN AND METHODS: HIV-positive adolescents were interviewed (n = 1060), and clinic biomarker data collected...
March 15, 2018: AIDS
Marco Pio La Manna, Valentina Orlando, Paolo Li Donni, Guido Sireci, Paola Di Carlo, Antonio Cascio, Francesco Dieli, Nadia Caccamo
We used the Luminex Bead Array Multiplex Immunoassay to measure cytokines, chemokines and growth factors responses to the same antigens used for RD1-based Interferon γ Release Assay (IGRA) test. Seventy-nine individuals, 27 active TB, 32 latent infection subsets, 20 individuals derivative purified protein (PPD) negative (subjects that do not have any indurative cutaneous reaction after 72 hrs of intradermal injection of PPD) and with other pulmonary disease were retrospectively studied. Forty-eight analytes were evaluated by Luminex Assay in plasma obtained from whole blood stimulated cells...
2018: PloS One
Cong Chen, Tao Yan, Liguo Liu, Jianmin Wang, Qi Jin
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major comorbidity in HIV patients as well as a serious co-epidemic. Traditional detection methods are not effective or sensitive for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at the early stage. TB has become a major cause of lethal on HIV patients. We employed isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) technology to identify the different host responses in HIV-noTB and HIV-TB patients' sera. Given the diversity of HIV subtypes, which results in a variety of host responses in different human populations, we focused on the Chinese patients...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Xiang Zhang, Adil Mardinoglu, Leo A B Joosten, Jan A Kuivenhoven, Yang Li, Mihai G Netea, Albert K Groen
Immunity and cellular metabolism are tightly interconnected but it is not clear whether different pathogens elicit specific metabolic responses. To address this issue, we studied differential metabolic regulation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of healthy volunteers challenged by Candida albicans, Borrelia burgdorferi , lipopolysaccharide, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro . By integrating gene expression data of stimulated PBMCs of healthy individuals with the KEGG pathways, we identified both common and pathogen-specific regulated pathways depending on the time of incubation...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Ray Y Chen, Laura E Via, Lori E Dodd, Gerhard Walzl, Stephanus T Malherbe, André G Loxton, Rodney Dawson, Robert J Wilkinson, Friedrich Thienemann, Michele Tameris, Mark Hatherill, Andreas H Diacon, Xin Liu, Jin Xing, Xiaowei Jin, Zhenya Ma, Shouguo Pan, Guolong Zhang, Qian Gao, Qi Jiang, Hong Zhu, Lili Liang, Hongfei Duan, Taeksun Song, David Alland, Michael Tartakovsky, Alex Rosenthal, Christopher Whalen, Michael Duvenhage, Ying Cai, Lisa C Goldfeder, Kriti Arora, Bronwyn Smith, Jill Winter, Clifton E Barry Iii
Background : By the early 1980s, tuberculosis treatment was shortened from 24 to 6 months, maintaining relapse rates of 1-2%. Subsequent trials attempting shorter durations have failed, with 4-month arms consistently having relapse rates of 15-20%. One trial shortened treatment only among those without baseline cavity on chest x-ray and whose month 2 sputum culture converted to negative. The 4-month arm relapse rate decreased to 7% but was still significantly worse than the 6-month arm (1.6%, P<0.01).  We hypothesize that PET/CT characteristics at baseline, PET/CT changes at one month, and markers of residual bacterial load will identify patients with tuberculosis who can be cured with 4 months (16 weeks) of standard treatment...
November 6, 2017: Gates Open Res
Chong Wang, Su Yang, Chang-Ming Liu, Ting-Ting Jiang, Zhong-Liang Chen, Hui-Hui Tu, Lian-Gen Mao, Zhong-Jie Li, Ji-Cheng Li
Rapid and efficient methods for the determination of cured pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) are lacking. We screened serum miRNAs using the Solexa sequencing method among untreated TB patients, two-month treated TB patients, cured TB patients, and healthy controls. A total of 100 differentially expressed miRNAs were identified in cured TB patients, including 37 up-regulated (fold change >1.50, P < 0.05) and 63 down-regulated (fold change <0.60, P < 0.05) miRNAs. Gene ontology (GO) enrichment analysis revealed that most of the predicted genes were present in the nucleus with a strong protein binding function...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
Nathella Pavan Kumar, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Chandrakumar Dolla, Paul Kumaran, Subash Babu
Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) remain vital disease burdens in developing countries and the dual burden of DM and TB clearly signifies a growing global public health concern. While modulation of iron status biomarkers in TB is well described, very little is known about the association of these markers with TB-DM. To examine the association of circulating iron status biomarkers in TB disease, we examined the systemic levels of ferritin, hepcidin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), transferrin, apotransferrin and hemopexin in pulmonary TB (PTB) individuals with DM (PTB-DM), without DM (PTB) and those with diabetes only (DM)...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
Paulo Ranaivomanana, Mihaja Raberahona, Sedera Rabarioelina, Ysé Borella, Alice Machado, Mamy J De Dieu Randria, Rivo A Rakotoarivelo, Voahangy Rasolofo, Niaina Rakotosamimanana
Background: The primary site of infection for Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb ) is the alveolar macrophages. However, Mtb can disseminate into other organs and causes extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). The diagnosis of EPTB is challenging due to relatively inaccessible infectious sites that may be paucibacillary and with clinical symptoms varying by site that are similar to those seen in other diseases. Hence, we sought to identify the expression patterns of a variety of cytokines that may be specific to EPTB from in vitro infections and in the plasma of TB patients...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
S Swindells, M Siccardi, S E Barrett, D B Olsen, J A Grobler, A T Podany, E Nuermberger, P Kim, C E Barry, A Owen, D Hazuda, C Flexner
Long-acting/extended-release drug formulations have proved very successful in diverse areas of medicine, including contraception, psychiatry and, most recently, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Though challenging, application of this technology to anti-tuberculosis treatment could have substantial impact. The duration of treatment required for all forms of tuberculosis (TB) put existing regimens at risk of failure because of early discontinuations and treatment loss to follow-up. Long-acting injections, for example, administered every month, could improve patient adherence and treatment outcomes...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Victor N Morozov, Alexander N Nikolaev, Yuri M Shlyapnikov, Andrey Y Mikheev, Elena A Shlyapnikova, Tatevik R Bagdasaryan, Irina A Burmistrova, Tatiana G Smirnova, Irina Y Andrievskaya, Elena E Larionova, Irina Y Nikitina, Irina V Lyadova
In this report we present a proof-of-principle study aimed at developing noninvasive diagnostics for pulmonary TB that are based on analyzing TB biomarkers in exhaled microdroplets of lung fluid (MLFs). Samples were collected on electrospun filters recently developed by the authors, and then tested for the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) cells, Mtb DNA, and protein biomarkers (secreted Mtb antigens and antigen-specific antibodies). The latter were detected using rapid ultra-sensitive immunochemistry methods developed in our laboratory...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
Yanyan Liu, Okechukwu C Ndumnego, Tingting Chen, Ryung S Kim, Elizabeth R Jenny-Avital, Thumbi Ndung'u, Douglas Wilson, Jacqueline M Achkar
Sputum smear-negative HIV-associated active tuberculosis (TB) is challenging to diagnose. CD14 is a pattern recognition receptor that is known to mediate monocyte activation. Prior studies have shown increased levels of soluble CD14 (sCD14) as a potential biomarker for TB, but little is known about its value in detecting smear-negative HIV-associated TB. We optimized a sandwich ELISA for the detection of sCD14, and tested sera from 56 smear-negative South African (39 culture-positive and 17 culture-negative) HIV-infected pulmonary TB patients and 24 South African and 43 US (21 positive and 22 negative for tuberculin skin test, respectively) HIV-infected controls...
February 27, 2018: Pathogens
Jinjing Tan, Xiaoguang Wu, Suting Chen, Meng Gu, Hairong Huang, Wentao Yue
BACKGROUND: Serological antibodies tests for tuberculosis (TB) are widely used in developing countries. They appear to have some advantages- faster, simple and could be used for extrapulmonary TB. However, most of current commercial TB serological tests are failed to provide sufficient sensitivity and specificity. Improved serological biomarkers were essential. In this study, we present an approach using peptide array to discover new immunodiagnostic biomarkers based on immunodominant epitopes of TB antigens...
March 1, 2018: BMC Immunology
Veena Tiwari, Saurabh Kedia, Sushil Kumar Garg, Ritika Rampal, V Pratap Mouli, Anuja Purwar, D K Mitra, Prasenjit Das, S Dattagupta, Govind Makharia, S K Acharya, Vineet Ahuja
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing between Crohn's Disease (CD) and Intestinal Tuberculosis (ITB) has been a challenging task for clinicians due to their similar presentation. CD4+FOXP3+ T regulatory cells (Tregs) have been reported to be increased in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. However, there is no such data available in ITB. The aim of this study was to investigate the differential expression of FOXP3+ T cells in patients with ITB and CD and its utility as a biomarker. METHODS: The study prospectively recruited 124 patients with CD, ITB and controls: ulcerative colitis (UC) and patients with only haemorrhoidal bleed...
2018: PloS One
Lori Bourassa
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February 26, 2018: Clinical Chemistry
I C van Rensburg, L du Toit, G Walzl, N du Plessis, A G Loxton
MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression by binding to, and suppressing the expression of genes. Research show that microRNAs have potential to be used as biomarkers for diagnosis, treatment response and can be used for therapeutic interventions. Furthermore, microRNA expression has effects on immune cell functions, which may lead to disease. Considering the important protective role of neutrophils and B-cells during M.tb infection, we evaluated the expression of microRNAs, known to alter function of these cells, in the context of human TB...
February 22, 2018: Gene
Caiqin Zhang, Li Yang, Ningning Zhao, Yong Zhao, Changhong Shi
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major bacterial infectious disease worldwide that is predominantly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). The comorbidity of multiple drug-resistant TB strains with HIV and diabetes is widespread. In the presence of these diseases, host immunity is weakened, allowing the recovery of dormant bacilli and leading to recurrent TB infection. As an important component of the host innate and adaptive immune responses, macrophage autophagy plays a significant role in protecting the host against TB...
February 20, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Delia Goletti, Meng-Rui Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang, Nicholas Walter, Tom H M Ottenhoff
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a devastating disease, yet despite its enormous toll on global health, tools to control TB are insufficient and often outdated. TB Biomarkers (TB-BM) would constitute extremely useful tools to measure infection status and predict outcome of infection, vaccination or therapy. There are several types of TB-BM: Correlate of Infection; Correlate of TB Disease; Correlate of Increased Risk of Developing Active TB Disease; Correlate of the Curative Response to Therapy; and Correlate of Protection (CoP)...
February 18, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Mike M Sathekge, Alfred O Ankrah, Ismaheel Lawal, Mariza Vorster
Monitoring response to treatment is a key element in the management of infectious diseases, yet controversies still persist on reliable biomarkers for noninvasive response evaluation. Considering the limitations of invasiveness of most diagnostic procedures and the issue of expression heterogeneity of pathology, molecular imaging is better able to assay in vivo biologic processes noninvasively and quantitatively. The usefulness of18 F-FDG-PET/CT in assessing treatment response in infectious diseases is more promising than for conventional imaging...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Zi-Kun Huang, Fang-Yi Yao, Jian-Qing Xu, Zhen Deng, Ri-Gu Su, Yi-Ping Peng, Qing Luo, Jun-Ming Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dysregulated expression of circular RNAs (circRNAs) was demonstrated to be implicated in many diseases. Here, we aimed to determine circRNA profile in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from active tuberculosis (TB) patients to identify novel biomarkers for TB. METHODS: Expression profile of circRNAs in PBMCs from 3 active pulmonary TB patients and 3 healthy controls were analyzed by microarray assay. Six circRNAs were selected for validation using real time-quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) in 40 TB patients and 40 control subjects...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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