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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522247/potential-of-multi-component-antigens-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis
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Sana Khurshid, Madeeha Afzal, Ruqqya Khalid, M Waheed Akhtar, Mahmood Husain Qazi
Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of deaths worldwide. The cause of tuberculosis is a bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which has been surviving for centuries. Immunological tests based on detecting the presence of antibodies in the sera of active TB patients against various antigens of M. tuberculosis are useful for diagnosis of TB and offer simple, rapid and cost effective methods most suitable for poor and developing countries. Several recombinant antigens have been reported so far with varying sensitivity individually, yet none had shown sensitivity higher enough to be used in a commercial test...
May 15, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495330/relationships-between-age-and-microarchitectural-descriptors-of-iliac-trabecular-bone-determined-by-microct
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C Deguette, A Ramond-Roquin, C Rougé-Maillart
AIM: Estimation of age at death is a major issue in anthropology. The main anthropological histological methods propose studying the architecture of cortical bone. In bone histomorphometry, researches on metabolic bone diseases have provided normative tables for trabecular bone volume (BV/TV) according to age and gender of individuals on trans-iliac bone biopsies. We have used microCT, a non-destructive tool for measuring bone volume and trabecular descriptors to compare the French tables to a series of forensic anthropological population and if the two iliac bones could be used interchangeably...
May 8, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487230/assessment-of-antigenic-supplementation-of-bovine-purified-protein-derivative-for-diagnosis-of-subclinical-infection-with-mycobacterium-bovis-in-cattle
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A H Alvarez, A Gutiérrez-Ortega, V Gómez-Entzin, G Pérez-Mayorga, J Naranjo-Bastién, V González-Martínez, F Milián-Suazo, M Martínez-Velázquez, S Herrera-Rodríguez, E Hinojoza-Loza
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is usually diagnosed in vivo and ex vivo on the basis of delayed hypersensitivity reactions with a complex pool of antigens named bovine tuberculin (PPDB). The IFN-γ release assay (IGRA) for bTB is a blood-based assay that improves detection of infected cattle at early stages that escape skin testing. Improvements to IFN-γ testing with specific proteins have been performed to increase sensitivity. DosR regulon-related antigens are well known mycobacterial proteins expressed during the non-replicative phases of infection, this has been useful to improve the diagnosis of subclinical forms of TB in suspected individuals...
May 6, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482027/cmr-is-a-redox-responsive-regulator-of-dosr-that-contributes-to-m-tuberculosis-virulence
#4
Laura J Smith, Aleksandra Bochkareva, Matthew D Rolfe, Debbie M Hunt, Christina Kahramanoglou, Yvonne Braun, Angela Rodgers, Alix Blockley, Stephen Coade, Kathryn E A Lougheed, Nor Azian Hafneh, Sarah M Glenn, Jason C Crack, Nick E Le Brun, José W Saldanha, Vadim Makarov, Irene Nobeli, Kristine Arnvig, Galina V Mukamolova, Roger S Buxton, Jeffrey Green
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) is the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). MTb colonizes the human lung, often entering a non-replicating state before progressing to life-threatening active infections. Transcriptional reprogramming is essential for TB pathogenesis. In vitro, Cmr (a member of the CRP/FNR super-family of transcription regulators) bound at a single DNA site to act as a dual regulator of cmr transcription and an activator of the divergent rv1676 gene. Transcriptional profiling and DNA-binding assays suggested that Cmr directly represses dosR expression...
May 8, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469695/molecular-diagnosis-of-central-nervous-system-opportunistic-infections-and-mortality-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-central-china
#5
Rongrong Yang, Hong Zhang, Yong Xiong, Xien Gui, Yongxi Zhang, Liping Deng, Shicheng Gao, Mingqi Luo, Wei Hou, Deyin Guo
BACKGROUND: CSF PCR is the standard diagnostic technique used in resource-rich settings to detect pathogens of the CNS infection. However, it is not currently used for routine CSF testing in China. Knowledge of CNS opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in China is limited. METHODS: Intensive cerebrospiral fluid (CSF) testing was performed to evaluate for bacterial, viral and fungal etiologies. Pathogen-specific primers were used to detect DNA from cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and John Cunningham virus (JCV) via real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469152/lineage-specific-snps-for-genotyping-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates
#6
Horng-Yunn Dou, Chien-Hsing Lin, Yih-Yuan Chen, Shiu-Ju Yang, Jia-Ru Chang, Keh-Ming Wu, Ying-Tsong Chen, Pei-Ju Chin, Yen-Ming Liu, Ih-Jen Su, Shih-Feng Tsai
Tuberculosis (TB) is a severe infectious disease worldwide. Genetic variation of the causative agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), determines the outcomes of infection and anti-TB treatment. Until recently, there has been no effective and convenient way for classifying clinical isolates based on the DNA sequences of the divergent lineages of MTB infecting human populations. Here, we identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of six representative strains from Taiwan by whole-genome sequencing and comparing the results to the sequence of the H37Rv reference strain...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464834/molecular-diagnosis-of-central-nervous-system-opportunistic-infections-and-mortality-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-central-china
#7
Rongrong Yang, Hong Zhang, Yong Xiong, Xien Gui, Yongxi Zhang, Liping Deng, Shicheng Gao, Mingqi Luo, Wei Hou, Deyin Guo
BACKGROUND: CSF PCR is the standard diagnostic technique used in resource-rich settings to detect pathogens of the CNS infection. However, it is not currently used for routine CSF testing in China. Knowledge of CNS opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in China is limited. METHODS: Intensive cerebrospiral fluid (CSF) testing was performed to evaluate for bacterial, viral and fungal etiologies. Pathogen-specific primers were used to detect DNA from cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and John Cunningham virus (JCV) via real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
May 2, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454652/selection-characterization-and-application-of-dna-aptamers-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-secreted-protein-mpt64
#8
Marzhan Sypabekova, Aliya Bekmurzayeva, Ronghui Wang, Yanbin Li, Claude Nogues, Damira Kanayeva
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB), is important for global control of this disease. Aptamers have emerged as a potential rival for antibodies in therapeutics, diagnostics and biosensing due to their inherent characteristics. The aim of the current study was to select and characterize single-stranded DNA aptamers against MPT64 protein, one of the predominant secreted proteins of Mtb pathogen. Aptamers specific to MPT64 protein were selected in vitro using systematic evolution of ligands through exponential enrichment (SELEX) method...
May 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438554/interleukin-17f-and-interleukin-6-gene-polymorphisms-in-asian-indian-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
#9
Debashish Danda, Ruchika Goel, Sumita Danda, Hindhumathi Mohan, George Joseph, Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss, Swapan K Nath
OBJECTIVES: To assess genetic association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes encoding T-helper cytokines and Takayasu Arteritis (TA) susceptibility in Asian Indian population. METHODS: In Phase-1, the genomic DNA of 120 TA patients and 119 healthy controls were genotyped for SNPs rs1800795 (interleukin (IL)-6), rs763780 (IL-17F), rs1800871, rs1800872, rs1800896 (IL-10) and rs1800468, rs1800469, rs1800470 (transforming growth factor-β). Allele frequencies between cases and controls were compared using chi-squared test and also reassessed empirically (pe) by 10,000 permutations...
April 22, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438132/early-detection-of-multidrug-and-pre-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-from-smear-positive-sputum-by-direct-sequencing
#10
Jun Chen, Peng Peng, Yixiang Du, Yi Ren, Lifeng Chen, Youyi Rao, Weihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Emergence of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) is a major hurdle for TB control programs especially in developing countries like China. Resistance to fluoroquinolones is high among MDR-TB patients. Early diagnosis of MDR/pre-XDR-TB is essential for lowering transmission of drug-resistant TB and adjusting the treatment regimen. METHODS: Smear-positive sputum specimens (n = 186) were collected from Wuhan Institute for Tuberculosis Control...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422112/accurate-and-effective-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-detection-method-using-gap-filling-ligation-coupled-with-high-resolution-capillary-electrophoresis-based-single-strand-conformation-polymorphism
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Woong Choi, Jongseok Lee, Eunjin Cho, Gyoo Yeol Jung
Tuberculosis (TB) has severely threatened public health via emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) strains. For effective TB treatment, rapid, accurate, and multiplex detection of drug resistance is extremely important. However, conventional methods for TB diagnosis are time consuming and have a limited effect on treatment. Nucleic acid-based molecular detection methods have been developed as an effective MDR/XDR-TB diagnosis technology. Among the nucleic acid-based methods, ligation-dependent methods are attractive as MDR/XDR-MTB detection technologies, but multiplex analysis is limited by the detection method...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416956/mutations-in-streptomycin-resistance-genes-and-their-relationship-to-streptomycin-resistance-and-lineage-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-thai-isolates
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Yin Moe Hlaing, Pongsri Tongtawe, Pramuan Tapchaisri, Jeeraphong Thanongsaksrikul, Unchana Thawornwan, Buppa Archanachan, Potjanee Srimanote
BACKGROUND: Streptomycin (SM) is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a part of standard regimens for retreating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases. The incidence of MDR-TB in retreatment cases was 19% in Thailand. To date, information on SM resistance (SMR) gene mutations correlated to the SMR of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Thai isolates is limited. In this study, the mutations in rpsL, rrs, gidB, and whiB7 were investigated and their association to SMR and the lineage of M...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415989/evaluation-of-genotype-mtbdrplus-ver-2-0-line-probe-assay-for-the-detection-of-mdr-tb-in-smear-positive-and-negative-sputum-samples
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Abyot Meaza, Abebaw Kebede, Zelalem Yaregal, Zekarias Dagne, Shewki Moga, Bazezew Yenew, Getu Diriba, Helina Molalign, Mengistu Tadesse, Desalegn Adisse, Muluwork Getahun, Kassu Desta
BACKGROUND: Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) poses formidable challenges to TB control due to its complex diagnostic and treatment challenges and often associated with a high rate of mortality. Accurate and rapid detection of MDR-TB is critical for timely initiation of treatment. Line Probe Assay (LPA) is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test based on DNA-STRIP technology for the identification of the M. tuberculosis complex and its resistance to rifampicin (RMP) and/or isoniazid (INH)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401988/a-rapid-nuclear-staining-test-using-cationic-dyes-contributes-to-efficient-str-analysis-of-telogen-hair-roots
#14
So-Yeon Lee, Eun-Ju Ha, Seung-Kyun Woo, So-Min Lee, Kyung-Hee Lim, Yong-Bin Eom
Telogen hairs presented in the crime scene are commonly encountered as trace evidence. However, short tandem repeat (STR) profiling of the hairs currently have low and limited use due to poor success rate. To increase the success rate of STR profiling of telogen hairs, we developed a rapid and cost-effective method to estimate the number of nuclei in the hair roots. Five cationic dyes, Methyl green (MG), Harris hematoxylin (HH), Methylene blue (MB), Toluidine blue (TB) and Safranin O (SO) were evaluated in this study...
April 12, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392906/selection-of-single-chain-variable-fragments-specific-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-antigen-using-ribosome-display
#15
Shahrzad Ahangarzadeh, Mojgan Bandehpour, Bahram Kazemi
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the problematic infectious diseases in developing countries, especially in Iran. In the present study, we applied ribosome display technique to select single chain variable fragments (scFvs) specific for the 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target (ESAT-6) antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a mouse scFv library. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The gene encoding ESAT-6 was cloned into pET22b(+) plasmid and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387828/double-mutation-in-dna-gyrase-confers-moxifloxacin-resistance-and-decreased-fitness-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis
#16
Tao Luo, Jinning Yuan, Xuan Peng, Guoping Yang, Youjun Mi, Changfeng Sun, Chuhan Wang, Chunxi Zhang, Lang Bao
Objectives: Ofloxacin and moxifloxacin are the most commonly used fluoroquinolones (FQs) for the treatment of tuberculosis. As a new generation FQ, moxifloxacin has been recommended for the treatment of ofloxacin-resistant TB. However, the mechanism by which ofloxacin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis further gains resistance to moxifloxacin remains unclear. Methods: We used Mycobacterium smegmatis as a model for studying FQ resistance in M. tuberculosis . Moxifloxacin-resistant M...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381603/comprehensive-whole-genome-sequencing-and-reporting-of-drug-resistance-profiles-on-clinical-cases-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-new-york-state
#17
Joseph Shea, Tanya A Halse, Pascal Lapierre, Matthew Shudt, Donna Kohlerschmidt, Patrick Van Roey, Ronald Limberger, Jill Taylor, Vincent Escuyer, Kimberlee A Musser
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is a newer alternative for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, capable of providing rapid drug resistance profiles while performing species identification and capturing the data necessary for genotyping. Our laboratory developed and validated a comprehensive and sensitive WGS assay to characterize Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) strains, comprised of a novel DNA extraction, optimized library preparation, paired-end WGS, and an in-house developed bioinformatics pipeline...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376475/osteopontin-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-and-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-the-susceptibility-and-clinical-severity-of-spinal-tuberculosis
#18
Guohua Wang, Liangyi Xie, Jianzhong Hu, Hongbin Lu, Xiangyang Liu, Yong Cao, Bin Liu, Yi Zhang, Xiongjie Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) is a common and dangerous form of extrapulmonary TB with unclear mechanisms in its occurrence and progression. This study investigated the clinical significances of bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP-4), osteopontin (OPN), and vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism, mRNA and protein expression in spinal TB patients. METHODS: BMP-4 and OPN gene polymorphisms were detected by direct DNA sequencing, while VDR-FokI polymorphisms were analyzed using PCR-RFLP...
April 4, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361736/dna-replication-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#19
Zanele Ditse, Meindert H Lamers, Digby F Warner
Faithful replication and maintenance of the genome are essential to the ability of any organism to survive and propagate. For an obligate pathogen such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis that has to complete successive cycles of transmission, infection, and disease in order to retain a foothold in the human population, this requires that genome replication and maintenance must be accomplished under the metabolic, immune, and antibiotic stresses encountered during passage through variable host environments. Comparative genomic analyses have established that chromosomal mutations enable M...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360895/genetic-diversity-of-brucella-reference-and-non-reference-phages-and-its-impact-on-brucella-typing
#20
Jens A Hammerl, Cornelia Göllner, Claudia Jäckel, Holger C Scholz, Karsten Nöckler, Jochen Reetz, Sascha Al Dahouk, Stefan Hertwig
Virulent phages have been used for many years to type Brucella isolates, but until recently knowledge about the genetic makeup of these phages remains limited. In this work the host specificity and genomic sequences of the original set (deposited in 1960) of VLA Brucella reference phages Tb, Fi, Wb, Bk2, R/C, and Iz were analyzed and compared with hitherto described brucellaphages. VLA phages turned out to be different from homonymous phages in other laboratories. The host range of the phages was defined by performing plaque assays with a wide selection of Brucella strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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