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Lisa F Stinson, Jeffrey A Keelan, Matthew S Payne
The establishment of human gut microbiota commences initially in utero . Meconium-the first fecal material passed after birth-can be used to study fetal gut contents; however, processing meconium samples for microbiome studies presents significant technical challenges. Meconium hosts a low biomass microbiome, is tar-like in texture and contains high concentrations of PCR inhibitors. This study aimed to evaluate four different DNA extraction methods to elucidate the most effective method for bacterial DNA recovery and sequencing analysis from first-pass meconium...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar, Anne Marie Valadere, Rosmond Adams, Karen Polson-Edwards, Avery Q J Hinds, Akenath Misir, C James Hospedales
An emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus, Zika virus (ZIKV) is a significant public health concern because of the syndromes associated with the infection. In addition, ZIKV is considered a major problem due to large-scale spread of the disease and the possible clinical complications for the central nervous system, especially Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly. Since the introduction of ZIKV in the Caribbean, molecular detection of the viral RNA has been utilized as a more specific and sensitive approach to demonstrating acute infection...
February 19, 2018: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
Otto Henrique May Feuerschuette, Sheila Koettker Silveira, Ana Carolina Labor Cancelier, Rosemeri Maurici da Silva, Daisson José Trevisol, Jefferson Ricardo Pereira
Group B Streptococcus is the leading etiologic factor of neonatal sepsis. Intrapartum real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) may allow faster and more accurate detection of maternal colonization. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR when compared to the reference standard culture in selective broth media collected from rectovaginal tract from laboring women. We selected 15 studies that included 6368 women. Papers selection, data extraction, and quality assessment were carried out by two independent researchers...
February 2, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
W Stovall, H R Taylor, M Black, S Grosser, K Rutherford, N J Gemmell
Establishing the sex of individuals in wild systems can be challenging and often requires genetic testing. Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) and other reduced-representation DNA sequencing (RRS) protocols (e.g., RADseq, ddRAD) have enabled the analysis of genetic data on an unprecedented scale. Here, we present a novel approach for the discovery and statistical validation of sex-specific loci in GBS datasets. We used GBS to genotype 166 New Zealand fur seals (NZFS, Arctocephalus forsteri) of known sex. We retained monomorphic loci as potential sex-specific markers in the locus discovery phase...
February 14, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
P Minodier
Zikavirus (ZV) is a flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes' bites. Sexual transmission is possible. Common ZV infection is asymptomatic or associates flu-like signs. Guillain-Barre syndrome following ZV infection is rare. Foetal infection, during the first trimester of pregnancy especially, can lead to severe neurological troubles. Diagnosis relies on blood and urine RT-PCR during the acute phase, and serology later in the disease. ELISA assays false positives are reported among patients infected with another flavivirus, whereas sero-neutralization is more specific...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Ravi Mehta, Cristiane Nascimento Soares, Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, Mark Ellul, Marcus Tulius Texeira da Silva, Anna Rosala-Hallas, Marcia Rodrigues Jardim, Girvan Burnside, Luciana Pamplona, Maneesh Bhojak, Radhika Manohar, Gabriel Amorelli Medeiros da Silva, Marcus Vinicius Adriano, Patricia Brasil, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Carolina Cardoso Dos Santos, Lance Turtle, Patricia Carvalho de Sequeira, David W Brown, Michael J Griffiths, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Tom Solomon
BACKGROUND: During 2015-16 Brazil experienced the largest epidemic of Zika virus ever reported. This arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) has been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults but other neurological associations are uncertain. Chikungunya virus has caused outbreaks in Brazil since 2014 but associated neurological disease has rarely been reported here. We investigated adults with acute neurological disorders for Zika, chikungunya and dengue, another arbovirus circulating in Brazil...
February 12, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ji-Ae Kim, Rak-Kyun Seong, Mukesh Kumar, Ok Sarah Shin
Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently emerged as a new public health threat. ZIKV infections have caused a wide spectrum of neurological diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myelitis, meningoencephalitis, and congenital microcephaly. No effective therapies currently exist for treating patients infected with ZIKV. Herein, we evaluated the anti-viral activity of favipiravir (T-705) and ribavirin against Asian and African strains of ZIKV using different cell models, including human neuronal progenitor cells (hNPCs), human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), human lung adenocarcinoma cells (A549) and Vero cells...
February 9, 2018: Viruses
Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Edna Oliveira Kara, Silvana Pereira Giozza, Camila Helena Aguiar Bôtto-Menezes, Philippe Gaillard, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira Franca, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães de Lacerda, Marcia da Costa Castilho, Patrícia Brasil, Patrícia Carvalho de Sequeira, Maeve Brito de Mello, Ximena Pamela Diaz Bermudez, Kayvon Modjarrad, Robyn Meurant, Sihem Landoulsi, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Nathalie Jeanne Nicole Broutet
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) has been identified in several body fluids of infected individuals. In most cases, it remained detected in blood from few days to 1 week after the onset of symptoms, and can persist longer in urine and in semen. ZIKV infection can have dramatic consequences such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. ZIKV sexual transmission has been documented. A better understanding of ZIKV presence and persistence across biologic compartments is needed to devise rational measures to prevent its transmission...
January 22, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
L Martinez-Anton, M Marenda, S M Firestone, R N Bushell, G Child, A I Hamilton, S N Long, M A R Le Chevoir
BACKGROUND: Acute polyradiculoneuritis (APN) is an immune-mediated peripheral nerve disorder in dogs that shares many similarities with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in humans, in which the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter spp. now is considered to be a major triggering agent. Little information is available concerning the relationship between APN and Campylobacter spp. in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To estimate the association between Campylobacter spp. infection and APN...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Betuel Sigaúque, Miwako Kobayashi, Delfino Vubil, Ariel Nhacolo, Alberto Chaúque, Benild Moaine, Sérgio Massora, Inácio Mandomando, Tacilta Nhampossa, Quique Bassat, Fabiana Pimenta, Clara Menéndez, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Eusebio Macete, Stephanie J Schrag
BACKGROUND: Maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) vaccines under development hold promise to prevent GBS disease in young infants. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest estimated disease burden, although data on incidence and circulating strains are limited. We described invasive bacterial disease (IBD) trends among infants <90 days in rural Mozambique during 2001-2015, with a focus on GBS epidemiology and strain characteristics. METHODS: Community-level birth and mortality data were obtained from Manhiça's demographic surveillance system...
2018: PloS One
Hsiao-Chuan Lin, Jang-Jih Lu, Lee-Chung Lin, Cheng-Mao Ho, Kao-Pin Hwang, Yu-Ching Liu, Chao-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important invasive pathogen in neonates, pregnant women and the elderly. Serotype VI GBS, which has been rarely reported globally, has emerged as a significant pathogen in Asia. However, traditional serologic latex agglutination (LA) methods may fail to type isolates that lack of or low expression of CPS. METHODS: A total of 104 GBS strains were analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS. Multiplex PCR and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were also performed to confirm their strains...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
Angel Balmaseda, Jose Victor Zambrana, Damaris Collado, Nadezna Garcia, Saira Saborío, Douglas Elizondo, Juan Carlos Mercado, Karla Gonzalez, Cristhiam Cerpas, Andrea Nuñez, Davide Corti, Jesse J Waggoner, Guillermina Kuan, Raquel Burger-Calderon, Eva Harris
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is responsible for recent explosive epidemics in the Americas. Notably, ZIKV infection during pregnancy has been found to cause congenital birth defects, including microcephaly, and ZIKV has been associated with Guillain Barré Syndrome in adults. Diagnosis and surveillance of Zika in the Americas have been challenging due to similar clinical manifestations and extensive antibody cross-reactivity with endemic flaviviral diseases, like dengue. We evaluated four serological and two RT-PCR methods in acute (mean day 1...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Mohammad I Rahman, Iffat Jahan, Mir M Khalid, Israt Jahan, Rijwan U Ahammad, Shamsun Nahar, Zhahirul Islam
The post-infectious autoimmune polyradiculoneuropathy Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is triggered by molecular mimicry between microbial glycolipid antigens and human peripheral nerve gangliosides. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in exon 2 of CD1A (*01/*02) and CD1E (*01/*02) were assessed using PCR-RFLP; no significant differences in genotype or allele frequency were observed between 200 patients with GBS and 200 healthy controls. CD1 gene polymorphisms cannot be recognized as a susceptibility or disease-causative factor for GBS in the Bangladeshi population...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Maria Lucia Brito Ferreira, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Álvaro José Porto Moreira, Maria Íris de Morais Machado, Adélia Henriques-Souza, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Ernesto Torres de Azevedo Marques, Lindomar José Pena
Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in Brazil in 2015, which was followed by an increase of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) cases. We report the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first six neurological cases associated with ZIKV in Brazil seen in a reference neurology hospital in Pernambuco, Brazil. In all cases, ZIKV was detected in serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. In this case series, four cases were defined as GBS, one as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and the other as encephalitis...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Chiao-Wei Lo, Hao-Chuan Liu, Chien-Chung Lee, Chia-Ling Lin, Chyi-Liang Chen, Mei-Jy Jeng, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus agalactiae, or group B Streptococcus (GBS), remains to be one of the leading pathogens causing invasive infections in infants. METHODS: The clinical GBS isolates from sterile sites of patients younger than 18 years old were collected from October 1998 to December 2014 in two hospitals in Taiwan. Medical records were retrospectively reviewed. Every isolate was serotyped with a multiplex PCR assay. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed in representative isolates of different serotypes...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
C Plainvert, F El Alaoui, A Tazi, C Joubrel, O Anselem, M Ballon, A Frigo, C Branger, L Mandelbrot, F Goffinet, C Poyart
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of neonatal infections in industrialized countries. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) given to colonized parturients is a key step for the prevention of neonatal early-onset infection. We compared the performances of Xpert® GBS polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) as a point-of-care system in labor wards to standard culture for intrapartum GBS detection. Pregnant women with a GBS-positive antenatal screening were prospectively included...
October 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Alina Ott, Sanzhen Liu, James C Schnable, Cheng-Ting 'Eddy' Yeh, Kai-Sin Wang, Patrick S Schnable
Conventional genotyping-by-sequencing (cGBS) strategies suffer from high rates of missing data and genotyping errors, particularly at heterozygous sites. tGBS® genotyping-by-sequencing is a novel method of genome reduction that employs two restriction enzymes to generate overhangs in opposite orientations to which (single-strand) oligos rather than (double-stranded) adaptors are ligated. This strategy ensures that only double-digested fragments are amplified and sequenced. The use of oligos avoids the necessity of preparing adaptors and the problems associated with inter-adaptor annealing/ligation...
December 1, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
Benoît Rozé, Fatiha Najioullah, Jean-Louis Fergé, Frédérique Dorléans, Kossivi Apetse, Jose-Luis Barnay, Elise Daudens-Vaysse, Yannick Brouste, Raymond Césaire, Laurence Fagour, Ruddy Valentino, Martine Ledrans, Hossein Mehdaoui, Sylvie Abel, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Aissatou Signate, André Cabié
Background: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been reported to be associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in case reports and retrospective studies, mostly on the basis of serological tests, with the problematic cross-reacting antibodies of the Flavivirus genus. Some GBS cases do not exhibit a high level of diagnostic certainty. This prospective study aimed to describe the clinical profiles and the frequency of GBS associated with ZIKV during the ZIKV outbreak in Martinique in 2016...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Amel Oueslati, Amel Salhi-Hannachi, François Luro, Hélène Vignes, Pierre Mournet, Patrick Ollitrault
The mandarin horticultural group is an important component of world citrus production for the fresh fruit market. This group formerly classified as C. reticulata is highly polymorphic and recent molecular studies have suggested that numerous cultivated mandarins were introgressed by C. maxima (the pummelos). C. maxima and C. reticulata are also the ancestors of sweet and sour oranges, grapefruit, and therefore of all the "small citrus" modern varieties (mandarins, tangors, tangelos) derived from sexual hybridization between these horticultural groups...
2017: PloS One
L Del Carpio Orantes, F J Juárez Rangel, S García-Méndez
INTRODUCTION: Although Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare, a marked increase in incidence was observed during the 2016 Zika outbreak in the Americas, with no direct causal relationship being apparent in all cases. METHODS: Cases of febrile exanthematous disease and acute flaccid paralysis were reviewed during the period from 1 August to 15 December, 2016; clinical and biochemical assessment was performed for each case to identify Zika-related Guillain-Barré syndrome...
September 25, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
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