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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818102/field-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-vaccine-against-tuberculosis-in-goats
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Enric Vidal, Claudia Arrieta-Villegas, Miriam Grasa, Irene Mercader, Mariano Domingo, Bernat Pérez de Val
BACKGROUND: Control of animal tuberculosis (TB) through vaccination has emerged as a long-term strategy to complement test and slaughter control strategy. A pilot trial under field conditions was conducted in a goat herd with high TB prevalence to assess the efficacy of the Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccine. RESULTS: Twenty-three goat kids vaccinated with BCG and other 22 unvaccinated control kids were euthanized at 18 months post-vaccination. Gross pathological and histopathological examination of target tissues was performed for detection of tuberculous lesions and assessment of vaccine efficacy...
August 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817723/sequence-analysis-of-the-rifampicin-resistance-determining-region-rrdr-of-rpob-gene-in-multidrug-resistance-confirmed-and-newly-diagnosed-tuberculosis-patients-of-punjab-pakistan
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Salma Hameed, Kartyk Moganeradj, Nasir Mahmood, Timothy D McHugh, Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry, Catherine Arnold
Molecular screening of new patients suspected for TB could help in the effective control of TB in Pakistan as it is a high TB burden country. It will be informative to understand the prevalence of multi drug resistance for a better drug regimen management in this geographical area. The Rifampicin resistance determining region (RRDR) sequencing was used to identify mutations associated with drug resistance in DNA extracts from 130 known multidrug resistant (MDR) cultured strains and compared with mutations observed in DNA extracts directly from 86 sputum samples from consecutive newly diagnosed cases in Lahore, Pakistan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813625/detection-of-first-line-drug-resistance-mutations-and-drug-protein-interaction-dynamics-from-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-india
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Somanna Ajjamada Nachappa, Sumana M Neelambike, Chokkanna Amruthavalli, Nallur B Ramachandra
Diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis predominantly relies on culture-based drug susceptibility testing, which take weeks to produce a result and a more time-efficient alternative method is multiplex allele-specific PCR (MAS-PCR). Also, understanding the role of mutations in causing resistance helps better drug designing. AIMS: To evaluate the ability of MAS-PCR in the detection of drug resistance and to understand the mechanism of interaction of drugs with mutant proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
August 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805603/modern-human-sperm-freezing-effect-on-dna-chromatin-and-acrosome-integrity
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Tahereh Rahiminia, Akram Hosseini, Morteza Anvari, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Ali Reza Talebi
OBJECTIVE: Presence of vitrification method in sperm freezing and the introduction of solid surface vitrification beside rapid freezing in vapour, opens an easy and safe way to help infertility centres. While the effects of cryopreservation on motility, morphology and viability of sperm are documented, the question of the probable alteration of sperm DNA, chromatin and acrosome integrity after freezing and thawing procedures in different methods is still controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal sample were collected according to WHO strict criteria...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802406/real-time-pcr-followed-by-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-a-rapid-and-pragmatic-approach-for-screening-of-multidrug-resistant-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Kusum Sharma, Megha Sharma, Shreya Singh, Manish Modi, Aman Sharma, Pallab Ray, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance (MDR) in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a diagnostic challenge in an endemic country like India. Timely detection of MDR-TB can contribute to a better patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform real-time PCR (qPCR) using rpoB, mpb64 and IS6110 gene on a variety of EPTB samples and to compare the performance of different gene targets. All qPCR positive samples were subjected to high resolution melt-curve analysis (HRM analysis) for rpoB and katG gene to evaluate its potential for MDR screening among different sample types...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791686/the-role-of-dna-polymerase-chain-reaction-culture-and-histopathology-in-the-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-tuberculosis
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Puneet Agarwal, Elangbam Nelson Singh, Uma Shankar Agarwal, Ramsingh Meena, Saroj Purohit, Surendra Kumar
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) is re-emerging as a significant problem in India due to increased incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), other immunosuppressive states/factors like drugs, and emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR-TB). Proper diagnosis is warranted as there is varied clinical presentation and similarity with many other diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the sensitivities of DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR), culture, and histopathology for the diagnosis of cutaneous TB in clinically suspected skin lesions...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789704/immuno-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-sputum-and-reduction-of-timelines-for-its-positive-cultures-to-within-3%C3%A2-h-by-pathogen-specific-thymidylate-kinase-expression-assays
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Misaki Wayengera, Ivan Mwebaza, Johnson Welishe, Alice Bayiyana, David P Kateete, Eddie Wampande, Samuel Kirimunda, Edgar Kigozi, Fred Katabazi, Carol Musubika, Samuel Kyobe, Peace Babirye, Benon Asiimwe, Moses L Joloba
BACKGROUND: Laboratory diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) is traditionally based on microscopy and or culture. Microscopy is however, only sensitive to a specified degree of bacillary load not present in HIV co-infected persons. Traditional cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), on the other hand, take weeks to read-thereby delaying the critical decision whether or not, to treat. Although nucleic acids amplification tests (NAATS) applied directly on sputum or cultures can increase the sensitivity for TB diagnosis among those with HIV co-infection as well as reduce time-lines for positive culture detection, they do not replace the need for smear microscopy and culture...
August 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745490/switchable-target-responsive-3d-dna-hydrogels-as-a-signal-amplification-strategy-combining-with-sers-technique-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-mirna-155
#8
Yi He, Xia Yang, Ruo Yuan, Yaqin Chai
Usually, SERS technology requires labeling of the Raman reporter to obtain characteristic spectra for detection of biological samples. However, the number of labeled Raman reporters is often limited, resulting in the restricted improvement for sensitivity of SERS biosensor. In this work, switchable target-responsive 3D DNA hydrogels were introduced to precisely control trapping and release of Raman reporter toluidine blue (TB), which not only avoid labeling signal molecule but also improve the sensitivity of miRNA detection due to immobilization of abundant TB...
August 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744263/recombinant-invasive-lactococcus-lactis-carrying-a-dna-vaccine-coding-the-ag85a-antigen-increases-inf-%C3%AE-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-cytokines-after-intranasal-immunization
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Pamela Mancha-Agresti, Camila Prosperi de Castro, Janete S C Dos Santos, Maíra A Araujo, Vanessa B Pereira, Jean G LeBlanc, Sophie Y Leclercq, Vasco Azevedo
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major threat throughout the world and in 2015 it caused the death of 1.4 million people. The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin is the only existing vaccine against this ancient disease; however, it does not provide complete protection in adults. New vaccines against TB are eminently a global priority. The use of bacteria as vehicles for delivery of vaccine plasmids is a promising vaccination strategy. In this study, we evaluated the use of, an engineered invasive Lactococcus lactis (expressing Fibronectin-Binding Protein A from Staphylococcus aureus) for the delivery of DNA plasmid to host cells, especially to the mucosal site as a new DNA vaccine against tuberculosis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742838/identification-of-novel-antigen-candidates-for-a-tuberculosis-vaccine-in-the-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Henna Myllymäki, Mirja Niskanen, Kaisa Ester Oksanen, Eleanor Sherwood, Maarit Ahava, Mataleena Parikka, Mika Rämet
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health challenge and the development of a better vaccine takes center stage in fighting the disease. For this purpose, animal models that are capable of replicating the course of the disease and are suitable for the early-stage screening of vaccine candidates are needed. A Mycobacterium marinum infection in adult zebrafish resembles human TB. Here, we present a pre-clinical screen for a DNA-based tuberculosis vaccine in the adult zebrafish using an M. marinum infection model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735047/sesamol-exhibits-potent-antimycobacterial-activity-underlying-mechanisms-and-impact-on-virulence-traits
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Sandeep Hans, Sharda Sharma, Saif Hameed, Zeeshan Fatima
OBJECTIVES: Novel strategies to overcome multidrug resistance (MDR) in Tuberculosis (TB) still remain a concern. Usage of natural compounds nowadays to surmount the increasing burden of MDR-TB has shown promising results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial potential of sesamol (Ses) a natural phenolic compound against Mycobacterium smegmatis, a surrogate for MTB and its underlying mechanism of action along with its effect on mycobacterial virulence traits. METHODS: Cell surface phenotypes were estimated microscopically and spectrophotometrically respectively...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722603/molecular-characterization-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-with-tb-sprint
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Barbara Molina-Moya, Michel Kiréopori Gomgnimbou, Carmen Lafoz, Alicia Lacoma, Cristina Prat, Guislaine Refrégier, Sofia Samper, Jose Dominguez, Christophe Sola
We evaluated Tuberculosis-Spoligo-Rifampicin-Isoniazid Typing (TB-SPRINT), a microbead-based method for spoligotyping and detection of rifampicin and isoniazid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For that, 67 M. tuberculosis complex strains were retrospectively selected. Membrane-based spoligotyping, restriction fragment length polymorphism, DNA sequencing/pyrosequencing of rpoB, katG, and inhA promoter, TB-SPRINT, and SNP typing were performed. Concordance between spoligotyping methods was 99.6% (2,785/2,795 spoligotype data points)...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709486/diagnosis-of-tuberculous-meningitis-current-scenario-from-a-tertiary-neurocare-centre-in-india
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Jyothi Embekkat Kaviyil, Raju Ravikumar
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a condition that is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and is difficult to diagnose due to the nonspecificity of the presentations. The study analyzed the different modes of diagnosis available in a developing country set up over a period of five years to understand the diagnostic values of the current conventional and automated methods of diagnosis of TBM among the patients suspected with chronic meningitis. METHODS: A total of 10,281 cerebrospinal fluid samples (CSF) were collected from suspected chronic meningitis patients, of which 790 samples were from individuals who had clinically suspected TBM...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702006/the-conserved-actinobacterial-two-component-system-mtrab-coordinates-chloramphenicol-production-with-sporulation-in-streptomyces-venezuelae-nrrl-b-65442
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Nicolle F Som, Daniel Heine, Neil A Holmes, John T Munnoch, Govind Chandra, Ryan F Seipke, Paul A Hoskisson, Barrie Wilkinson, Matthew I Hutchings
Streptomyces bacteria make numerous secondary metabolites, including half of all known antibiotics. Production of antibiotics is usually coordinated with the onset of sporulation but the cross regulation of these processes is not fully understood. This is important because most Streptomyces antibiotics are produced at low levels or not at all under laboratory conditions and this makes large scale production of these compounds very challenging. Here, we characterize the highly conserved actinobacterial two-component system MtrAB in the model organism Streptomyces venezuelae and provide evidence that it coordinates production of the antibiotic chloramphenicol with sporulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700743/polymorphisms-in-the-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-are-associated-with-reduced-rate-of-sputum-culture-conversion-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-africa
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Matthew J Magee, Yan V Sun, James C M Brust, N Sarita Shah, Yuming Ning, Salim Allana, Angela Campbell, Qin Hui, Koleka Mlisana, Pravi Moodley, Neel R Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D modulates the inflammatory and immune response to tuberculosis (TB) and also mediates the induction of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin. Deficiency of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may increase the risk of TB disease and decrease culture conversion rates in drug susceptible TB. Whether these VDR SNPs are found in African populations or impact multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB treatment has not been established...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699012/high-copper-concentrations-produce-genotoxicity-and-cytotoxicity-in-bovine-cumulus-cells
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Juan Mateo Anchordoquy, Juan Patricio Anchordoquy, Noelia Nikoloff, Ana M Pascua, Cecilia C Furnus
The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of high copper (Cu) concentrations on bovine cumulus cells (CCs) cultured in vitro. We evaluated the effect of 0, 120, 240, and 360 μg/dL Cu added to in vitro maturation (IVM) medium on CC viability assessed by the trypan blue (TB)-fluorescein diacetate (FDA) and 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assays, apoptosis, and DNA damage. Differences in cell viability assessed by TB-FDA were not significant among CC treated with 0, 120, 240, and 360 μg/dL Cu...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692415/whole-genome-sequencing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-extrapulmonary-sites
#17
Kusum Sharma, Renu Verma, Jayshree Advani, Oishi Chatterjee, Hitendra S Solanki, Aman Sharma, Subhash Varma, Manish Modi, Pallab Ray, Kanchan K Mukherjee, Megha Sharma, Mandeed Singh Dhillion, Mrutyunjay Suar, Aditi Chatterjee, Akhilesh Pandey, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad, Harsha Gowda
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) constitutes around 15-20% of TB cases in immunocompetent individuals. Extrapulmonary sites that are affected by TB include bones, lymph nodes, meningitis, pleura, and genitourinary tract. Whole genome sequencing has emerged as a powerful tool to map genetic diversity among Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolates and identify the genomic signatures associated with drug resistance, pathogenesis, and disease transmission...
July 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659540/an-alert-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-of-rhesus-macaques-in-a-wild-zoo-in-china
#18
Wenping Gong, Yourong Yang, Yi Luo, Ning Li, Xuejuan Bai, Yinping Liu, Junxian Zhang, Ming Chen, Chenglin Zhang, Xueqiong Wu
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes tuberculosis (TB), is becoming increasingly recognized as an important cause of fatal chronic illnesses in China. In this study, we report an infectious disease among 84 rhesus macaques at a Chinese zoo. Their clinical signs and symptoms were very similar with the manifestations of TB in humans. To determine the potential pathogens of this outbreak, many methods were used. First, tuberculin skin tests showed that none of the monkeys displayed significant skin reactions...
June 29, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630205/the-impact-of-gyrb-and-eis-mutations-in-improving-second-line-drug-resistance-detection-among-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-georgia
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N Bablishvili, N Tukvadze, E Shashkina, B Mathema, N R Gandhi, H M Blumberg, R R Kempker
SETTING: The country of Georgia has a high burden of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the detection of mutations in gyrB and eis genes increased the sensitivity of detecting phenotypic resistance to ofloxacin and kanamycin or capreomycin as compared to use of the first generation MTBDRsl assay alone which evaluates for mutations in gyrA and rrs genes.DESIGN: A retrospective study of storedMycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. All isolates underwent DNA sequencing of resistance determining regions...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623303/xtractb-assay-a-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-molecular-screening-test-with-sensitivity-approaching-culture
#20
Jennifer L Reed, Debby Basu, Matthew A Butzler, Sally M McFall
Nucleic acid amplification tests are increasingly used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) due to their speed and sensitivity compared to sputum smear microscopy. However, these tests fail to equal culture's sensitivity with sputum smear microscopy negative specimens and therefore cannot be used to rule out TB disease. For molecular tests to match culture's sensitivity, they must detect ≤10 genomic copies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA, the limit of detection of culture, process ≥1 ml of sputum ensuring sufficient number of MTB are in the reaction, and efficiently remove sputum associated inhibitors from this large sample...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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