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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224119/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vectored-multi-antigen-tuberculosis-vaccine-limits-bacterial-proliferation-in-mice-following-a-single-intranasal-dose
#1
Ming Zhang, Chunsheng Dong, Sidong Xiong
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious health problem worldwide, and an urgent need exists to improve or replace the available vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Most vaccination protocols adapt two or three doses to induce long-term lasting immunity. Our previous study showed that the naked DNA encoding the triple-antigen fusion TFP846 (Rv3615c-Mtb10.4-Rv2660c) induced robust T cellular immune responses accompanying four inoculations against mycobacteria infection. However, a number of compliance issues exist in some areas lacking the appropriate medical infrastructure with multiple administrations...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217253/miliary-tuberculosis-infection-during-hepatitis-c-treatment-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-plus-ribavirin
#2
Maria Pilar Ballester-Ferré, Fernando Martínez, Natalia Garcia-Gimeno, Francisco Mora, Miguel A Serra
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. In the last 5 years, treatment for HCV infection has experienced a marked development. In 2014, the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with or without concomitant weight-based ribavirin was approved with a very significant increase in the sustained virological response. However, new side effects have been associated. We report the first case of an HCV infected patient treated for 12 wk with the combination of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir plus ribavirin who developed a miliary tuberculosis (TB) infection while on therapy...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217140/evaluation-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-space-occupying-lesions-of-liver-reported-as-granulomatous-inflammation-tuberculosis-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#3
Kusum Sharma, Nalini Gupta, Kapil Goyal, Ajay Kumar Duseja, Aman Sharma, Arvind Rajwanshi
BACKGROUND: Tubercular involvement of the liver is uncommon, but is a serious consideration in differential diagnosis of granulomatous conditions, especially in endemic regions like India. OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) done on archival cytological material in diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in cases reported as granulomatous inflammation/TB in liver lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study including a total of 17 cases of liver space-occupying lesions (SOLs) reported as granulomatous inflammation (n = 12) and TB (n = 5)...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177043/performance-of-a-molecular-assay-to-detect-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-dna-in-clinical-specimens-multicenter-study-in-brazil
#4
Mirela Verza, Karen Barros Schmid, Regina Bones Barcellos, Natali Linck, Graziele Lima Bello, Daniel Scapin, Rosa Dea Sperhacke, Márcia Susana Nunes Silva, Claudia Wollheim, Martha Gabriela Celle Rivero, Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Leonides Rezende, Martha Maria Oliveira, Elis Regina Dalla Costa, Maria Lucia Rosa Rossetti
BACKGROUND: In high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, there are few data on the performance of new molecular commercialised assays developed locally. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of a new molecular commercialised assay for TB diagnosis (Detect-TB) in three laboratories. METHODS: A total of 302 sputum samples from an equal number of patients with presumptive diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) were submitted for routine smear microscopy, culture, and Detect-TB assay at three different sites in Brazil (the cities of Caxias do Sul, São Paulo and Canoas)...
February 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166914/role-of-anti-tubercular-treatment-for-positive-endometrial-aspirate-dna-pcr-reproductive-outcome-in-infertile-patients-in-indian-setting-a-randomized-trial
#5
A Kriplani, A Bahadur, V Kulshrestha, N Agarwal, S Singh, U B Singh
AIMS: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) versus no ATT on reproductive outcome in patients with positive endometrial aspirate DNA-PCR for tuberculosis. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in collaboration with the Department of Microbiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective randomized study was conducted on 100 women in the reproductive age group with primary or secondary infertility, attending the Gynecology OPD at AIIMS...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161108/rv0774c-an-iron-stress-inducible-extracellular-esterase-is-involved-in-immune-suppression-associated-with-altered-cytokine-and-tlr2-expression
#6
Arbind Kumar, Sukh Mahendra Singh, Ranvir Singh, Jagdeep Kaur
Tuberculosis, one of the leading cause of death from infectious diseases, is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The genome of M. tuberculosis has been sequenced and nearly 40% of the whole genome sequence was categorized as hypothetical. Rv0774c was annotated as membrane exported hypothetical protein in TB database. In silico analysis revealed that Rv0774c is a paralog of PE-PGRS multi gene family with 100 aa N-terminal domain similar to PE domain of PE-PGRS proteins. Its C-terminal domain is quite different from PGRS domain, having characteristic lipase signature GXSXG & HG and catalytic residues predicted for lipolytic activity...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159577/a-tuberculosis-biomarker-database-the-key-to-novel-tb-diagnostics
#7
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Seda Yerlikaya, Tobias Broger, Emily MacLean, Madhukar Pai, Claudia M Denkinger
New diagnostic innovations for tuberculosis (TB), including point-of-care solutions, are critical to reach the goals of the End TB Strategy. However, despite decades of research, numerous reports on new biomarker candidates, and significant investment, no well-performing, simple and rapid TB diagnostic test is yet available on the market, and the search for accurate, non-DNA biomarkers remains a priority. To help overcome this 'biomarker pipeline problem', FIND and partners are working on the development of a well-curated and user-friendly TB biomarker database...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115796/evaluation-of-rapid-genexpert-mtb-rif-method-using-dna-tissue-specimens-of-vertebral-bones-in-patients-with-suspected-spondylitis-tb
#8
Muhammad Nasrum Massi, Karya Triko Biatko, Irda Handayani, Muhammad Yogi Pratama, Sari Septriani, Gaby Maulida Nurdin, Marina B Ali
PURPOSE: To detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA and rifampicin resistance in vertebral bone tissue specimens from spondylitis TB suspects. METHODS AND RESULTS: The rapid GeneXpert MTB/RIF and MGIT 960 liquid culture methods have been used in the specimens. Results from 70 suspects with spondylitis TB shown that 31.42% identified positive for spondylitis TB using culture method, while 88.57% shown positive results using rapid GeneXpert MTB/RIF method. The validity of GeneXpert MTB/RIF shown sensitivity value of 100%, specificity value of 16...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112131/polymerase-chain-reaction-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dna-detection-from-ocular-fluids-in-patients-with-various-types-of-choroiditis-in-a-referral-eye-center-in-india
#9
Jyotirmay Biswas, Mohmmad Salman Kazi, Vishvesh Ashokkumar Agarwal, Md Shahid Alam, K Lily Therese
AIMS: The aim of this study was to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in aqueous or vitreous samples of patients suffering from choroiditis presumed to be infectious origin. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Hospital-based, retrospective case-control study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In all, forty eyes of forty patients with choroiditis divided into two groups - Group A (serpiginous-like choroiditis, ampiginous choroiditis, multifocal choroiditis) and Group B (choroidal abscess, miliary tuberculosis (TB), choroidal tubercle) were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109130/identification-of-promising-dna-gyrb-inhibitors-for-tuberculosis-using-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-molecular-docking-and-molecular-dynamics-studies
#10
Md Ataul Islam, Tahir S Pillay
In the current study, we searched for potential DNA GyrB inhibitors using pharmacophore-based virtual screening followed by molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation approaches. For this purpose, a set of 248 DNA GyrB inhibitors were collected from the literature and a well-validated pharmacophore model was generated. The best pharmacophore model explained that two each of hydrogen bond acceptor and hydrophobicity were critical for inhibition of DNA GyrB. Good statistical results of the pharmacophore model indicated that the model was robust in nature...
January 21, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108375/the-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-in-lung-sarcoidosis
#11
Esmaeil Mortaz, Ian M Adcock, Atefhe Abedini, Arda Kiani, Mehdi Kazempour-Dizaji, Masoud Movassaghi, Johan Garssen
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. Infection, genetic factors, autoimmunity and an aberrant innate immune system have been explored as potential causes of sarcoidosis. The etiology of sarcoidosis remains unknown, and it is thought that it might be caused by an infectious agent in a genetically predisposed, susceptible host. Inflammation results from recognition of evolutionarily conserved structures of pathogens (Pathogen-associated molecular patterns, PAMPs) and/or from reaction to tissue damage associated patterns (DAMPs) through recognition by a limited number of germ line-encoded pattern recognition receptors (PRRs)...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100602/find-tuberculosis-strain-bank-a-resource-for-researchers-and-developers-working-on-tests-to-detect-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-related-drug-resistance
#12
Belay Tessema, Pamela Nabeta, Eloise Valli, Audrey Albertini, Jimena Collantes, Nguyen Huu Lan, Elena Romancenco, Nestani Tukavdze, Claudia M Denkinger, David L Dolinger
BACKGROUND: The spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant TB hampers the global efforts in the fight against tuberculosis. To enhance the development and evaluation of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently, well characterized strains and samples from drug resistant tuberculosis patients are necessary. In this project, FIND has focused on the collection, characterization and storage of such well-characterized reference materials and to make them available to researchers and developers...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087649/identification-of-unique-essential-proteins-from-a-m-tuberculosis-f15-lam4-kzn-phage-secretome-library
#13
Thamsanqa Emmanuel Chiliza, Manormoney Pillay, Balakrishna Pillay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of tuberculosis disease (TB), the leading cause of death from bacterial infection worldwide. Although treatable, the resurgence of multi- and extensively-drug resistance TB is a major setback for the fight against TB globally. Consequently, there is an urgent need for new Mtb derived biomarkers for use in the design of new drugs and rapid point-of-care diagnostic or prognostic tools for management of TB transmission. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify unique Mtb secreted proteins from the extensively drug resistant Mtb F15/LAM4/KZN phage secretome library...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071975/dynamics-of-fluoroquinolones-induced-resistance-in-dna-gyrase-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#14
Bharati Pandey, Sonam Grover, Chetna Tyagi, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Aditi Singh, Jagdeep Kaur, Abhinav Grover
DNA gyrase is a validated target of fluoroquinolones which are key components of multidrug resistance (MDR) TB treatment. Most frequent occurring mutations associated with high level of resistance to fluoroquinolone in clinical isolates of TB patients are A90V, D94G and A90V-D94G (double mutant), present in the larger subunit of DNA Gyrase. In order to explicate the molecular mechanism of drug resistance corresponding to these mutations, molecular dynamics and mechanics approach was applied. Structure based molecular docking of complex comprised of DNA bound with Gyrase A (large subunit) and Gyrase C (small subunit) with moxifloxacin revealed high binding affinity to wild type with considerably high Glide XP docking score of -7...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071726/the-ppe2-protein-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-translocates-to-host-nucleus-and-inhibits-nitric-oxide-production
#15
Khalid Hussain Bhat, Shruti Srivastava, Sandeep Kumar Kotturu, Sudip Ghosh, Sangita Mukhopadhyay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, is one of the most successful pathogens of humans. It has evolved several adaptive skills and evasion mechanisms to hijack the immunologically educated host to suit its intracellular lifestyle. Here, we show that one of the unique PPE family member proteins of M. tuberculosis, PPE2, can limit nitric oxide (NO) production by inhibiting inos gene transcription. PPE2 protein has a leucine zipper DNA-binding motif and a functional nuclear localization signal...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070534/design-and-construction-of-a-cloning-vector-containing-the-hspx-gene-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#16
Yaghoubi Atieh, Aryan Ehsan, Zare Hosna, Alami Shadi, Teimourpour Roghayeh, Meshkat Zahra
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of death worldwide. Finding an effective vaccine against TB is the best way to control it. Several vaccines against this disease have been developed but none are completely protective. The aim of this study was to design and construct a cloning vector containing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) heat shock protein X (hspX). METHODS: First, an hspX fragment was amplified by PCR and cloned into plasmid pcDNA3...
October 2016: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046053/human-and-mouse-hematopoietic-stem-cells-are-a-depot-for-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#17
Julia Tornack, Stephen T Reece, Wolfgang M Bauer, Alexis Vogelzang, Silke Bandermann, Ulrike Zedler, Georg Stingl, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Fritz Melchers
An estimated third of the world's population is latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), with no clinical signs of tuberculosis (TB), but lifelong risk of reactivation to active disease. The niches of persisting bacteria during latent TB infection remain unclear. We detect Mtb DNA in peripheral blood selectively in long-term repopulating pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (LT-pHSCs) as well as in mesenchymal stem cells from latently infected human donors. In mice infected with low numbers of Mtb, that do not develop active disease we, again, find LT-pHSCs selectively infected with Mtb...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043637/importance-of-the-%C3%AE-10-helix-for-devr-activation-a-road-map-for-screening-inhibitors-against-devr-mediated-dormancy-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Atul Vashist, D Prithvi Raj, Umesh Datta Gupta, Rajiv Bhat, Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Bacterial persistence is the hallmark of tuberculosis (TB) and poses the biggest threat to the success of any antitubercular drug regimen. The DevR/DosR dormancy regulator of Mycobacterium tuberculosis belongs to the NarL subfamily of response regulators and is essential for M. tuberculosis persistence in macaque models of TB. The DevR/DosR crystal structure revealed a unique (αβ)4 topology instead of the classical (αβ)5 structure found in the receiver domain of other regulators in this subfamily...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043633/development-of-escherichia-coli-and-mycobacterium-smegmatis-recombinants-expressing-major-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-antigenic-proteins
#19
Hanady A Amoudy, Hussain A Safar, Abu S Mustafa
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an obligate pathogenic bacterial species in the family Mycobacteriaceae and the causative agent of most tuberculosis (TB) cases. Until today, the only approved TB vaccine is Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), which has been used since 1921. While BCG provides fairly effective protection for infants and young children, its efficacy in adults is variable around the world. This could be due to several parameters including strains of the vaccine and exposure of individuals to different environmental bacterial infections...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043616/whole-genome-sequencing-as-the-ultimate-tool-to-diagnose-tuberculosis
#20
Dick van Soolingen, Rana Jajou, Arnout Mulder, Han de Neeling
In the past two decades, DNA techniques have been increasingly used in the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). The (sub) species of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex are usually identified using reverse line blot techniques. The resistance is predicted by the detection of mutations in genes associated with resistance. Nevertheless, all cases are still subjected to cumbersome phenotypic resistance testing. The production of a strain-characteristic DNA fingerprint, to investigate the epidemiology of TB, is done by the 24-locus variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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