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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430824/suppressors-of-cytokine-signaling-in-tuberculosis
#1
Shih-Wei Lee, Chi-Wei Liu, Jia-Ying Hu, Li-Mei Chiang, Chih-Pin Chuu, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu, Yung-Hsi Kao
Tuberculosis (TB), a global disease mainly infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains leading public health problem worldwide. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCSs) play important roles in the protection against microbial infection. However, the relationship between members of the SOCS family and tuberculosis infection remains unclear. Using peripheral blood mononuclear cells, we investigated the mRNA expression profiles of SOCS subfamilies among active TB, latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and healthy individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412202/the-immunosuppressive-effects-of-a-novel-recombinant-lipq-rv2485c-protein-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-on-human-macrophage-cell-lines
#2
Anjani Kumar, Manisha, Gurkamaljit Kaur Sangha, Anju Shrivastava, Jagdeep Kaur
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), an intracellular pathogen, still represents a major global health challenge. A number of mycobacterial macromolecules have been shown to target biological processes within host macrophages; however, the exact mechanism for the majority of these host pathogen interactions is still poorly understood. Moreover, the lipid metabolic pathway is one of the most important physiologic pathways that plays a vital role in the survival and infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In present study, we investigated the effect of rLipQ from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv on macrophage functions in vitro...
April 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399967/type-1-polarised-dendritic-cells-are-a-potent-immunogen-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#3
Y Satake, Y Nakamura, M Kono, H Hozumi, T Nagata, K Tsujimura, N Enomoto, T Fujisawa, N Inui, T Fujiyama, Y Tokura, T Matsui, K Yokomura, M Shirai, H Hayakawa, T Suda
OBJECTIVE: Application of immunotherapy using dendritic cells (DCs) is considered an effective treatment strategy against persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. With the goal of developing improved therapeutic vaccination strategies for patients with tuberculosis (TB), we tested the ability of ex vivo-generated DCs to induce an effective TB antigen-specific type-1 immune response. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs from TB patients were induced to mature using a 'standard' cytokine cocktail (interleukin [IL] 1β, tumour necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α], IL-6 and prostaglandin E2) or a type 1-polarised DC (DC1) cocktail (IL-1β, TNF-α, interferon [IFN] α, IFN-γ and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid), and were loaded with the established TB antigen 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target protein (ESAT-6)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398535/diagnostic-utility-of-new-equation-for-active-tuberculosis-based-on-parameters-of-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay
#4
You La Jeon, Min-Jeong Kim, Woo-In Lee, Myeong Hee Kim, So Young Kang
Background: We derived a new equation to include interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels in the QuantiFERON-Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) assay to discriminate active tuberculosis (ATB) infection from latent TB, and compared the diagnostic performance of the QFT-GIT assay and the new equation. Methods: From January 2013 through May 2015, we retrospectively enrolled 159 and 408 patients with and without ATB, respectively, in this study. Discriminant analysis was performed to derive an equation to distinguish the ATB group from the non-ATB group...
April 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387740/protective-effect-of-bicyclol-on-anti-tuberculosis-drug-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
#5
Xin Liu, Manman Zhao, Jiaqi Mi, Hui Chen, Li Sheng, Yan Li
The present study was performed to investigate the effect of bicyclol, a synthetic anti-hepatitis drug with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, on anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drug-induced liver injury and related mechanisms in rats. Bicyclol was given to rats by gavage 2 h before the oral administration of an anti-TB drug once a day for 30 days. Liver injury was evaluated by biochemical and histopathological examinations. Lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial function, and the activity of antioxidants were measured by spectrophotometric methods...
April 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386077/an-assay-system-for-point-of-care-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-using-commercially-manufactured-pcb-technology
#6
Daniel Evans, Konstantinos I Papadimitriou, Louise Greathead, Nikolaos Vasilakis, Panagiotis Pantelidis, Peter Kelleher, Hywel Morgan, Themistoklis Prodromakis
Rapid advances in clinical technologies, detection sensitivity and analytical throughput have delivered a significant expansion in our knowledge of prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers in many common infectious diseases, such as Tuberculosis (TB). During the last decade, a significant number of approaches to TB diagnosis have been attempted at Point-of-Care (PoC), exploiting a large variation of techniques and materials. In this work, we describe an electronics-based Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (eELISA), using a Lab-on-a-Printed Circuit Board (LoPCB) approach, for TB diagnosis based on cytokine detection...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385088/plants-in-our-combating-strategies-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-progress-made-and-obstacles-met
#7
Vivek Kumar Gupta, M Madhan Kumar, Deepa Bisht, Anupam Kaushik
CONTEXT: Traditionally used plants for treating chest-related problems/tuberculosis (TB) have not been evaluated in detail and hence a thorough study is needed in this regard. This knowledge may find application in developing new anti-TB drugs. OBJECTIVE: This article elaborates on studying the activity of medicinal plants against different forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) using different model strains, in vitro and ex vivo assays for studying the tuberculocidal activity and discusses the results from different studies on the activity against different forms of Mtb and human immunodeficiency virus-tuberculosis (HIV-TB) co-infection...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374535/association-of-esat-6-cfp-10-induced-ifn-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-10-with-clinical-tuberculosis-evidence-from-cohorts-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-household-contacts-and-community-controls-in-an-endemic-setting
#8
F Abebe, M Belay, M Legesse, A Mihret, K S Franklin
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) early secreted protein antigen 6 (ESAT-6) and culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10) are among candidate vaccines against tuberculosis (TB). Results of experimental animal models show that these antigens are associated with induction of strong T cell immunity (IFN-γ production), while others report that these proteins as virulent factors involved in pathogenicity of Mtb infection. However, the role of ESAT-6/CFP-10 during natural Mtb infections in humans has not been established...
April 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373877/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cell-wall-fragments-released-upon-bacterial-contact-with-the-human-lung-mucosa-alter-the-neutrophil-response-to-infection
#9
Julia M Scordo, Jesús Arcos, Holden V Kelley, Lauren Diangelo, Smitha J Sasindran, Ellie Youngmin, Mark D Wewers, Shu-Hua Wang, Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat, Jordi B Torrelles
In 2016, the World Health Organization reported that one person dies of tuberculosis (TB) every 21 s. A host environment that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) finds during its route of infection is the lung mucosa bathing the alveolar space located in the deepest regions of the lungs. We published that human lung mucosa, or alveolar lining fluid (ALF), contains an array of hydrolytic enzymes that can significantly alter the M.tb surface during infection by cleaving off parts of its cell wall. This interaction results in two different outcomes: modifications on the M...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369200/mortality-in-severe-hiv-tb-associates-with-innate-immune-activation-and-dysfunction-of-monocytes
#10
Saskia Janssen, Charlotte Schutz, Amy Ward, Elisa Nemes, Katalin A Wilkinson, James Scriven, Mischa A Huson, Nanne Aben, Gary Maartens, Rosie Burton, Robert J Wilkinson, Martin P Grobusch, Tom Van der Poll, Graeme Meintjes
BACKGROUND: Case fatality rates among hospitalised patients diagnosed with HIV-associated tuberculosis remain high, and tuberculosis mycobacteremia is common. We aimed to define the nature of innate immune responses associated with 12-week mortality in this population. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted at Khayelitsha Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Hospitalised HIV-infected tuberculosis patients with CD4 counts <350 cells/µL were included; tuberculosis blood cultures were performed in all...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331797/paradoxical-response-with-increased-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-to-anti-tuberculosis-treatment-in-a-patient-with-disseminated-tuberculosis
#11
Sho Watanabe, Yugo Kaneko, Hironori Kawamoto, Tomoki Maehara, Yuri Baba, Ikumi Fujisaki, Nayuta Saito, Kai Ryu, Aya Seki, Tsugumi Horikiri, Akira Kinoshita, Hiroshi Takeda, Keisuke Saito, Kazuyosi Kuwano
It has been reported that tuberculosis (TB) worsens after cessation of tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors and starting anti-TB treatment. Little is known about the immunological pathogenesis of this paradoxical response (PR). We report the first case of a TB patient in whom PR occurred concurrently with elevation of circulating tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) levels. A 75-year-old woman, who had been treated with adalimumab for SAPHO syndrome, developed disseminated TB. Soon after administration of anti-TB treatment (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol), and after discontinuation of adalimumab, a PR occurred...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318770/expression-of-cathepsin-s-in-bcg-converts-it-into-a-pro-apoptotic-and-highly-immunogenic-strain
#12
Alice Lau, Vijender Singh, Hafid Soualhine, Zakaria Hmama
BACKGROUND: BCG vaccine, introduced almost 100years ago, is the only option to prevent TB disease. It effectively protects newborns from meningeal TB but fails to prevent adult pulmonary TB. TB kills 1.3million people annually in areas where BCG vaccination is widely practiced. Thus, more effective TB vaccines are urgently needed. Others and we have shown that BCG mimics features of virulent M. tuberculosis, in particular attenuation of essential macrophage functions such as phagosome maturation and antigen presentation...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306733/hypervirulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strain-triggers-necrotic-lung-pathology-associated-with-enhanced-recruitment-of-neutrophils-in-resistant-c57bl-6-mice
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Fabrício M Almeida, Thatiana L B Ventura, Eduardo P Amaral, Simone C M Ribeiro, Sanderson D Calixto, Marcelle R Manhães, Andreza L Rezende, Giliane S Souzal, Igor S de Carvalho, Elisangela C Silva, Juliana Azevedo da Silva, Eulógio C Q Carvalho, Afranio L Kritski, Elena B Lasunskaia
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that in most cases induces irreversible necrosis of lung tissue as a result of excessive inflammatory reactions. The murine model of TB in resistant C57BL/6 mice infected with reference Mtb strains is widely used in TB studies; however, these mice do not show a necrotic pathology, which restricts their use in studies of irreversible tissue damage. Recently, we demonstrated that necrotic lung lesions could be induced in the C57BL/6 mice by highly virulent Mtb strains belonging to the modern Beijing sublineage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293387/cfp10-mfc%C3%AE-2-as-a-novel-tuberculosis-vaccine-candidate-increases-immune-response-in-mouse
#14
Ali Asghar Baghani, Saman Soleimanpour, Hadi Farsiani, Arman Mosavat, Masoud Yousefi, Zahra Meshkat, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee, Saeid Amel Jamehdar, Mohammad Reza Akbari Eydgahi, Hamid Sadeghian, Kiarash Ghazvini
OBJECTIVES: Despite treatment with antibiotics and vaccination with BCG, tuberculosis (TB) is still considered as one of the most important public health problems in the world. Therefore, designing and producing a more effective vaccine against TB seems urgently. In this study, immunogenicity of a fusion protein which consisting or comprising CFP-10 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Fc-domain of mouse IgG2a was evaluated as a novel subunit vaccine candidate against TB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The genetic constructs were cloned in pPICZαA expression vector and recombinant vectors (pPICZαA-CFP-10: Fcγ2a and pPICZαA-CFP-10:His) were transformed into Pichia pastoris...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280495/myeloid-and-t-cell-derived-tnf-protects-against-central-nervous-system-tuberculosis
#15
Nai-Jen Hsu, Ngiambudulu M Francisco, Roanne Keeton, Nasiema Allie, Valérie F J Quesniaux, Bernhard Ryffel, Muazzam Jacobs
Tuberculosis of the central nervous system (CNS-TB) is a devastating complication of tuberculosis, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is crucial for innate immunity and controlling the infection. TNF is produced by many cell types upon activation, in particularly the myeloid and T cells during neuroinflammation. Here we used mice with TNF ablation targeted to myeloid and T cell (MT-TNF(-/-)) to assess the contribution of myeloid and T cell-derived TNF in immune responses during CNS-TB. These mice exhibited impaired innate immunity and high susceptibility to cerebral Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, a similar phenotype to complete TNF-deficient mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261567/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-peptidyl-prolyl-isomerases-are-immunogenic-alter-cytokine-profile-and-aid-in-intracellular-survival
#16
Saurabh Pandey, Deeksha Tripathi, Mohd Khubaib, Ashutosh Kumar, Javaid A Sheikh, Gaddam Sumanlatha, Nasreen Z Ehtesham, Seyed E Hasnain
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) has two peptidyl-prolyl isomerases (Ppiases) PpiA and PpiB, popularly known as cyclophilin A and cyclophilin B. The role of cyclophilins in processes such as signaling, cell surface recognition, chaperoning, and heat shock response has been well-documented. We present evidence that M. tb Ppiases modulate the host immune response. ELISA results revealed significant presence of antibodies to M. tb Ppiases in patient sera as compared to sera from healthy individuals. Treatment of THP-1 cells with increasing concentrations of rPpiA, induced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259000/th17-treg-imbalance-and-increased-interleukin-21-are-associated-with-liver-injury-in-patients-with-chronic-severe-hepatitis-b
#17
Bin Liu, Wei Gao, Li Zhang, Jing Wang, Min Chen, Mingli Peng, Hong Ren, Peng Hu
BACKGROUND: Th17/Treg imbalance and the levels of related cytokines are essential in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and infectious diseases. The aim of the current study was to assess the Treg/Th17 balance and the levels of related cytokines associated with various degrees of liver injury in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS: The proportions of peripheral Th17, Treg and Th1 cells in 7 patients classified as asymptomatic hepatitis B virus carriers (AsCs), 38 patients with low or moderate grade chronic hepatitis B (CHB-LM), 20 patients with chronic severe hepatitis B (CSHB), and 10 healthy controls (HCs) were determined by flow cytometry...
March 1, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258153/rationalized-design-of-a-mucosal-vaccine-protects-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-challenge-in-mice
#18
Mushtaq Ahmed, Hongmei Jiao, Racquel Domingo-Gonzalez, Shibali Das, Kristin L Griffiths, Javier Rangel-Moreno, Uma M Nagarajan, Shabaana A Khader
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. The only licensed TB vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), has variable efficacy in protecting against pulmonary TB. Thus, the development of more effective TB vaccines is critical to control the TB epidemic. Specifically, vaccines delivered through the mucosal route are known to induce Th17 responses and provide superior protection against Mtb infection. However, already tested Th17-inducing mucosal adjuvants, such as heat-labile enterotoxins and cholera toxins, are not considered safe for use in humans...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250925/b-cells-with-a-fasl-expressing-regulatory-phenotype-are-induced-following-successful-anti-tuberculosis-treatment
#19
Ilana C van Rensburg, Léanie Kleynhans, Alana Keyser, Gerhard Walzl, Andre G Loxton
INTRODUCTION: Studies show that B-cells, in addition to producing antibodies and antigen-presentation, are able to produce cytokines as well. These include regulatory cytokines such as IL-10 by regulatory B-cells. Furthermore, a rare regulatory subset of B-cells have the potential to express FasL, which is a death-inducing ligand. This subset of B-cells have a positive role during autoimmune disease, but has not yet been studied during tuberculosis. These FasL-expressing B-cells are induced by bacterial LPS and CpG, thus we hypothesized that this phenotype might be induced during tuberculosis as well...
March 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249842/tb-lymphadenitis-is-associated-with-enhanced-baseline-and-antigen-specific-induction-of-type-1-and-type-17-cytokines-and-reduced-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-18-at-the-site-of-infection
#20
Gokul Raj Kathamuthu, Kadar Moideen, Dhanaraj Baskaran, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Gomathi Sekar, Rathinam Sridhar, Bharathi Vidyajayanthi, Ganeshan Gajendraraj, Dinesh Kumar Parandhaman, Alena Srinivasan, Subash Babu
Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBL) is characterized by an expansion of Th1 and Th17 cells with altered serum levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. However, the cytokine profile at the site of infection i.e. the affected lymph nodes, has not been examined in detail. To estimate the baseline and mycobacterial antigen - stimulated cytokine concentrations of Type 1, Type 17 and other pro-inflammatory cytokines in TBL, we examined both the baseline and the antigen - specific concentrations of these cytokines in TBL (n = 14) before and after chemotherapy and compared them with pulmonary tuberculosis infection (PTB, n = 14)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
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