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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636635/microrna-144-3p-inhibits-autophagy-activation-and-enhances-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-infection-by-targeting-atg4a-in-raw264-7-macrophage-cells
#1
Le Guo, Linlin Zhou, Qian Gao, Aijun Zhang, Jun Wei, Dantong Hong, Yuankui Chu, Xiangguo Duan, Ying Zhang, Guangxian Xu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding nucleotides that play major roles in the response of host immune cells. Autophagy plays a key role in activating the antimicrobial host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). Whether miRNAs specifically influence the activation of macrophage autophagy during M. tuberculosis infection is largely unknown. In the present study, we demonstrate that Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infection of macrophages leads to increased expression of miR-144-3p, which targets autophagy-related gene 4a (ATG4a), to inhibit autophagy activation and antimicrobial responses to BCG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634899/primary-prevention-of-food-allergy
#2
REVIEW
Rachel L Peters, Melanie R Neeland, Katrina J Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarises recent developments on the prevention of food allergy in terms of the 5 D's of the development of food allergy: dry skin, diet, dogs, dribble, and vitamin D. RECENT FINDINGS: While several advances have improved our understanding of the development of food allergy, few preventive strategies have been implemented beyond changes in infant feeding guidelines. These now state that the introduction of allergenic solids such as peanuts should occur in the first year of life...
August 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634479/whole-blood-profiling-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-induced-trained-innate-immunity-in-infants-identifies-epidermal-growth-factor-il-6-platelet-derived-growth-factor-ab-bb-and-natural-killer-cell-activation
#3
Steven G Smith, Johanneke Kleinnijenhuis, Mihai G Netea, Hazel M Dockrell
Vaccination of infants with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) activates both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune response. The antimycobacterial effects of these responses most likely account for the ability of BCG to protect against childhood forms of tuberculosis (TB). There is also evidence for a heterologous protective effect of BCG vaccination against TB-unrelated mortality in low birth weight infants. A possible mechanism of action of this effect, the induction of trained innate immunity, has been demonstrated when cells from BCG-vaccinated adults are restimulated in vitro with non-related microbial stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630063/listeria-vectored-vaccine-expressing-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-30-kda-major-secretory-protein-via-the-constitutively-active-prfa-regulon-boosts-bcg-efficacy-against-tuberculosis
#4
Qingmei Jia, Barbara Jane Dillon, Saša Masleša-Galić, Marcus A Horwitz
A potent vaccine against tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, is needed to enhance the immunity of people worldwide, most of whom have been vaccinated with the partially effective BCG vaccine. Here we investigate novel live attenuated recombinant Listeria monocytogenes (rLm) vaccines expressing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) 30 kDa major secretory protein (r30/Ag85B) (rLm30) as heterologous booster vaccines in animals primed with BCG. Using three attenuated Lm vectors, rLm ΔactA (LmI), rLm ΔactA ΔinlB (LmII), and rLm ΔactA ΔinlBprfA* (LmIII), we constructed five rLm30 vaccine candidates expressing the r30 linked in-frame to the Lm Listeriolycin O signal sequence and driven by the hly promoter (h30) or linked in-frame to the ActA N-terminus and driven by the actA promoter (a30)...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627636/formulation-and-characterization-of-egcg-for-the-treatment-of-superficial-bladder-cancer
#5
Katarzyna Dettlaff, Maciej Stawny, Magdalena Ogrodowczyk, Anna Jelińska, Waldemar Bednarski, Dorota Wątróbska-Świetlikowska, Rick W Keck, Omar A Khan, Ibrahim H Mostafa, Jerzy Jankun
In the United States, the annual incidence of bladder cancer is approximately 70,000 new cases, with a mortality rate of approximately 15,000/year. The most common subtype (70%) of bladder cancer is superficial, namely hte non-muscle invasive disease form limited to the urothelium. The rate of progression and recurrence is up to 40 and 70%, respectively. Urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder is typically treated with transurethral resection. The cancerous cells can float onto the adjacent epithelium, increasing the risk of recurrence...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626253/socio-economic-and-demographic-determinants-of-full-immunization-among-children-of-12-23-months-in-afghanistan
#6
Fraidoon Farzad, Joshua A Reyer, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
Immunization is one of the most cost-effective interventions to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases morbidity and mortality. Vaccination coverage is very low in Afghanistan; National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) Survey 2008 estimated the coverage of fully immunized children to be 37%. The current study was designed to examine the factors influencing full immunization among children aged 12-23 months. Demographic and vaccination data of 2,561 children of 12-23 months was extracted from the Afghanistan Health Survey (AHS) 2012...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626185/miliary-tuberculosis-that-developed-after-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-therapy
#7
Kyohei Kaburaki, Keishi Sugino, Muneyuki Sekiya, Yujiro Takai, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma
As a treatment for superficial transitional cell carcinoma, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical instillation can rarely cause unpredictable systemic side effects. We describe a patient admitted due to continuous pyrexia and general fatigue. He was previously treated with intravesical BCG. Laboratory data indicated a hepatic disorder, and chest computed tomography revealed extensive bilateral miliary nodules. Transbronchial lung biopsy specimens showed several small noncaseating granulomas. The diagnosis was unsolved on the basis of acid fast staining, polymerase chain reaction and microbiological cultures, so we considered the possibility of BCG side effect-induced granuloma...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625040/vitamin-d-status-in-under-five-children-with-a-history-of-close-tuberculosis-contact-in-padang-west-sumatra
#8
Finny Fitry Yani, Nur Indrawaty Lipoeto, Bambang Supriyatno, Eryati Darwin, Darfioes Basir
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Serum vitamin D influences cellular immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, particularly in under-five children. Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency as well as tuberculosis (TB) are highly prevalent in Indonesia. This study described the association of serum vitamin D in the incidence of latent TB in under-five children with a history of close TB contact. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study examined 178 under-five children with a history of close TB contact, with 98 index cases from primary health care facilities in Padang...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621249/tuberculosis-masked-by-immunodeficiency-a-review-of-two-cases-diagnosed-with-chronic-granulomatous-disease
#9
Hikmet Tekin Nacaroğlu, Semiha Bahçeci Erdem, Nesrin Gülez, Canan Şule Ünsal Karkıner, İlker Devrim, Ferah Genel, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Demet Can
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a genetically heterogeneous primary immunodeficiency that is characterized by recurrent and life-threatening infections resulting from defects in phagocyte nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase system and granuloma formation due to increased inflammatory response. The most commonly involved organs are the lungs, skin, lymph nodes, and liver due to infection. It may present with recurrent pneumonia, hilar lymphadenopathy, empyema, abscess, reticulonodular patterns, and granulomas due to lung involvement...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620588/immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-fusion-protein-tuberculosis-vaccine-combining-five-esx-family-proteins
#10
Zhi-Hao Xiang, Rui-Feng Sun, Chen Lin, Fu-Zeng Chen, Jun-Tao Mai, Yu-Xiao Liu, Zi-Yan Xu, Lu Zhang, Jun Liu
One strategy to develop the next generation of tuberculosis vaccines is to construct subunit vaccines based on T cell antigens. In this study, we have evaluated the vaccine potential of a fusion protein combining EsxB, EsxD, EsxG, EsxU, and EsxM of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb). This recombinant protein, named BM, was expressed in and purified from Escherichia coli. Immunization of C57BL/6 mice with purified BM protein formulated in Freund's incomplete adjuvant induced the production of Th1 cytokines (IFN-γ, TNF, and IL-2) and multifunctional CD4(+) T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620382/phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-plus-bacillus-calmette-guerin-plus-recombinant-human-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-vs-medium-dose-interferon-alpha-2b-in-stages-iib-iic-and-iii-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
#11
José Mordoh, María Betina Pampena, Mariana Aris, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Mónica Lombardo, Erika María von Euw, Soledad Mac Keon, Michelle Yépez Crow, Alicia Inés Bravo, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Ana Gabriela Orlando, Franco Ramello, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio
The irradiated, allogeneic, cellular CSF-470 vaccine plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is being tested against medium-dose IFN-α2b in stages IIB-III cutaneous melanoma (CM) patients (pts) after surgery in an open, randomized, Phase II/III study. We present the results of the Phase II part of the ongoing CASVAC-0401 study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01729663). Thirty-one pts were randomized to the CSF-470 vaccine (n = 20) or to the IFN-α2b arm (n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619159/original-mycobacterial-sin-a-consequence-of-highly-homologous-antigens
#12
REVIEW
A O Jenkins, A Michel, V Rutten
The role of antigens shared between Mycobacteria in in-vivo cross-reactive immune responses in host animals, have been reported to be responsible for reduced BCG vaccination efficacy as well reduced specificity of routine immunological diagnostic tests. This presents with significant disease control challenges in humans and animals. The present review highlights the results of previous studies on the effect of pre-sensitization to environmental mycobacteria on either pathogenic mycobacteria and/or M. bovis BCG, in experimental animals...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613959/reference-intervals-for-the-p-albumin-bromocresol-purple-method
#13
Peter Astrup Christensen
Correct reference intervals are an important part of test results. As establishing own reference intervals is a very expensive task, the NORIP reference intervals are often transferred for use in Nordic laboratories. The NORIP reference interval on P-Albumin was here compared to current results for laboratories using the bromocresol purple (BCP) method for P-Albumin. External quality control reports were used to investigate the change in levels between the BCP and BCG methods on P-Albumin. An algorithm was built for extracting and isolating the laboratory's healthy subject population...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610792/quantitative-and-qualitative-inkt-repertoire-associations-with-disease-susceptibility-and-outcome-in-macaque-tuberculosis-infection
#14
Andrew Chancellor, Andrew White, Anna S Tocheva, Joe R Fenn, Mike Dennis, Liku Tezera, Akul Singhania, Tim Elliott, Marc Tebruegge, Paul Elkington, Stephan Gadola, Sally Sharpe, Salah Mansour
Correlates of immune protection that reliably predict vaccine efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection are urgently needed. Invariant NKT cells (iNKTs) are CD1d-dependent innate T cells that augment host antimicrobial immunity through production of cytokines, including interferon (IFN)-γ and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. We determined peripheral blood iNKT numbers, their proliferative responses and iNKT subset proportions after in vitro antigen expansion by α-galactosylceramide (αGC) in a large cohort of mycobacteria-naïve non-human primates, and macaques from Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and Mtb challenge studies...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610781/pilot-studies-of-a-human-bcg-challenge-model
#15
Azra Blazevic, Mei Xia, Aldin Turan, Janice Tennant, Daniel F Hoft
Despite the great effort to develop an effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) there is currently no reliable and safe human challenge model that can be used for in vivo evaluation of new TB vaccine candidates and/or elucidation of the mechanisms of TB protective immunity. In this study, five volunteers were challenged with BCG intradermally (ID). Swab specimens were collected at multiple time points from the vaccination site pre- and post-vaccination to quantitate mycobacterial shedding as a surrogate of in vivo mycobacterial immunity...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609792/-systematic-review-on-conservative-treatment-options-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-patients-refractory-to-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-instillation-therapy
#16
Thomas Martini, Felix Wezel, Niklas Löbig, Michael J Mitterberger, Daniela Colleselli
Background Adjuvant Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical instillation is the recommended standard treatment in patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). However, a significant proportion of patients fail treatment, and radical cystectomy (RC) is the subsequent gold standard. On the other hand, there is an unmet need for conservative alternatives for patients who are unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery. This study aimed to identify conservative treatment options in NMIBC patients after BCG failure...
June 13, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609309/spontaneous-regression-of-malignant-melanoma-is-it-based-on-the-interplay-between-host-immune-system-and-melanoma-antigens
#17
Monika Cervinkova, Petra Kucerova, Jana Cizkova
Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most aggressive and uneasily treatable form of skin cancer. Up to 90% of deaths because of skin tumours are estimated to be caused by this malignancy. Spontaneous regression is described as a partial or complete disappearance of cancer. It can be defined if the clinical and histological diagnosis of malignancy is verified and any therapeutic intervention potentially inducing mechanisms leading to regression has not been applied. Regression occurs more frequently in melanoma than in other types of tumours; it is reported to be six times higher than in other malignancies...
June 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609019/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-novel-3-aryl-5-alkyl-thio-1h-1-2-4-triazoles-derivatives-targeting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Navnath D Rode, Amol D Sonawane, Laxman Nawale, Vijay M Khedkar, Ramesh A Joshi, Anjali P Likhite, Dhiman Sarkar, Rohini R Joshi
A small library of new 3-aryl-5-(alkyl-thio)-1H-1,2,4-triazoles was synthesized and screened for the anti-mycobacterial potency against M. tuberculosis H37 Ra strain and M. bovis BCG both in active and dormant stage. Among the synthesized library, 25 compounds exhibited promising anti-TB activity in the range of IC50 0.03-5.88 μg/mL for dormant stage and 20 compounds in the range of 0.03-6.96 μg/mL for active stage. Their lower toxicity (>100 μg/mL) and higher selectivity (SI = >10) against all cancer cell lines screened makes them interesting compounds with potential anti-mycobacterial effects...
June 13, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607879/intravesical-alt-803-for-bcg-unresponsive-bladder-cancer-a-case-report
#19
Jeffrey Huang, John Schisler, Hing C Wong, Charles J Rosser, Joseph Sterbis
The administration of intravesical chemotherapy or BCG often can prolong the progression-free interval after initial transurethral resection in select bladder cancer (BCa) patients. However, 60% of these patients will recur and up to 30% of patients with recurrent BCa will progress and succumb to their disease over a 15 year period, while another 50% will cystectomy in an attempt to control their disease. Thus better therapeutic strategies are needed for patients who have failed intravesical therapy. In this article, we report the treatment of a 91-year-old man with NMIBC with high-risk features that had failed multiple intravesical therapies...
September 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605892/improvement-of-thermal-stability-of-bcg-vaccine
#20
Fatemeh Jahanbakhsh Sefidi, Homan Kaghazian, Gholam Ali Moradli, Seyed Mehdi Hassanzadeh
BAckground: Thermal stability (TS) is a part of the BCG vaccine characterization by which consistency of process in BCG vaccine production could be confirmed. To enhance the TS of the vaccine, some prevalent stabilizers in different concentration were added to the final formulation of BCG bulk prior to Freeze-drying process. We found a formulation more effective than the current stabilizer for retaining the higher viability of lyophilized BCG vaccine produced by Pasteur Institute of Iran...
June 13, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
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