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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634241/psl-produced-by-mucoid-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contributes-to-the-establishment-of-biofilms-and-immune-evasion
#1
Christopher J Jones, Daniel J Wozniak
Despite years of research and clinical advances, chronic pulmonary infections with mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa remain the primary concern for cystic fibrosis patients. Much of the research on these strains has focused on the contributions of the polysaccharide alginate; however, it is becoming evident that the neutral polysaccharide Psl also contributes to biofilm formation and the maintenance of chronic infections. Here, we demonstrate that Psl produced by mucoid strains has significant roles in biofilm structure and evasion of immune effectors...
June 20, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634220/tidal-changes-on-ct-and-progression-of-ards
#2
Maurizio Cereda, Yi Xin, Hooman Hamedani, Giacomo Bellani, Stephen Kadlecek, Justin Clapp, Luca Guerra, Natalie Meeder, Jennia Rajaei, Nicholas J Tustison, James C Gee, Brian P Kavanagh, Rahim R Rizi
BACKGROUND: Uncertain prediction of outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) impedes individual patient management and clinical trial design. OBJECTIVES: To develop a radiological metric of injurious inflation derived from matched inspiratory and expiratory CT scans, calibrate it in a model of experimental lung injury, and test it in patients with ARDS. METHODS: 73 anaesthetised rats (acid aspiration model) were ventilated (protective or non-protective) for up to 4 hours to generate a spectrum of lung injury...
June 20, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630471/candidatus-mycoplasma-girerdii-replicates-diversifies-and-co-occurs-with-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-the-oral-cavity-of-a-premature-infant
#3
Elizabeth K Costello, Christine L Sun, Erica M Carlisle, Michael J Morowitz, Jillian F Banfield, David A Relman
Genital mycoplasmas, which can be vertically transmitted, have been implicated in preterm birth, neonatal infections, and chronic lung disease of prematurity. Our prior work uncovered 16S rRNA genes belonging to a novel, as-yet-uncultivated mycoplasma (lineage 'Mnola') in the oral cavity of a premature neonate. Here, we characterize the organism's associated community, growth status, metabolic potential, and population diversity. Sequencing of genomic DNA from the infant's saliva yielded 1.44 Gbp of high-quality, non-human read data, from which we recovered three essentially complete (including 'Mnola') and three partial draft genomes (including Trichomonas vaginalis)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625525/recombinant-lactobacillus-casei-expressing-clostridium-perfringens-toxoids-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE%C2%B5-and-%C3%AE-1-gives-protection-against-clostridium-perfringens-in-rabbits
#4
Li Zhao, Zhihou Guo, Jiali Liu, Zi Wang, Ruichong Wang, Yijing Li, Li Wang, Yigang Xu, Lijie Tang, Xinyuan Qiao
The present study used Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393 as antigen delivery system to express C. perfringens toxoids α-β2-ε-β1 to construct the recombination Lactobacillus casei pPG-2-α-β2-ε-β1/L. casei 393. After being induced by 1% xylose, the specificity and integrity of recombinant strain were determined by Western-blotting. Rabbits as native animal model were immunized orally with pPG-2-α-β2-ε-β1/L. casei 393 and the titers of specific IgG and sIgA were determined by ELISA. The result showed that oral administration with the recombinants could elicit both local mucosal and systemic immune responses...
June 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624377/evaluation-of-a-biomimetic-3d-substrate-based-on-the-human-elastin-like-polypeptides-helps-model-system-for-elastolytic-activity-detection
#5
Lucia Corich, Marina Busetti, Vincenzo Petix, Sabina Passamonti, Antonella Bandiera
Elastin is a fibrous protein that confers elasticity to tissues such as skin, arteries and lung. It is extensively cross-linked, highly hydrophobic and insoluble. Nevertheless, elastin can be hydrolysed by bacterial proteases in infectious diseases, resulting in more or less severe tissue damage. Thus, development of substrates able to reliably and specifically detect pathogen-secreted elastolytic activity is needed to improve the in vitro evaluation of the injury that bacterial proteases may provoke. In this work, two human biomimetic elastin polypeptides, HELP and HELP1, as well as the matrices derived from HELP, have been probed as substrates for elastolytic activity detection...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619145/thymol-kills-bacteria-reduces-biofilm-formation-and-protects-mice-against-a-fatal-infection-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-strain-l20
#6
Lei Wang, Xueqin Zhao, Chunling Zhu, Xiaojing Xia, Wanhai Qin, Mei Li, Tongzhao Wang, Shijun Chen, Yanzhao Xu, Bolin Hang, Yawei Sun, Jinqing Jiang, Langford Paul Richard, Liancheng Lei, Gaiping Zhang, Jianhe Hu
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the causative agent of the highly contagious and deadly respiratory infection porcine pleuropneumonia, resulting in serious losses to the pig industry worldwide. Alternative to antibiotics are urgently needed due to the serious increase in antimicrobial resistance. Thymol is a monoterpene phenol and efficiently kills a variety of bacteria. This study found that thymol has strong bactericidal effects on the A. pleuropneumoniae 5b serotype strain, an epidemic strain in China...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619133/equine-herpesvirus-type-1-induces-both-neurological-and-respiratory-disease-in-syrian-hamsters
#7
Leonardo Pereira Mesquita, Andressa Ferrari Arévalo, Dennis A Zanatto, Samantha Ive Miyashiro, Elenice Maria Sequetin Cunha, Maria do Carmo Custódio de Souza, Eliana Monteforte Cassaro Villalobos, Cláudia Madalena Cabrera Mori, Paulo César Maiorka, Enio Mori
The equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is an important cause of myeloencephalopathy and respiratory disease in horses. Animal models for EHV-1 infection have been specially developed using mice and Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). However, few studies have attempted to evaluate the pathogenesis of EHV-1 infection in the central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory system of hamsters. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the pathogenesis of four Brazilian EHV-1 strains within the CNS and lungs of Syrian hamsters...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619066/hepatocyte-growth-factor-produced-in-lung-fibroblasts-enhances-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-survival-and-tumor-progression
#8
Nobuhiro Kanaji, Masanao Yokohira, Yuko Nakano-Narusawa, Naoki Watanabe, Katsumi Imaida, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Shuji Bandoh
BACKGROUND: The influence of lung fibroblasts on lung cancer progression is not fully understood. METHODS: Lung fibroblasts (HFL1, MRC5, and IMR90 cells) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-derived cell lines (A549, EBC1, and HI1017) were cultured under serum-free conditions, and the resulting culture media were designated "cell-conditioned media". Cell survival (viability) was assessed by WST-1 assay. Concentrations of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were measured by ELISA...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615200/kallikrein-related-peptidase-5-contributes-to-h3n2-influenza-virus-infection-in-human-lungs
#9
Melia Magnen, Fabien Gueugnon, Antoine Guillon, Thomas Baranek, Virginie C Thibault, Agnès Petit-Courty, Simon J de Veer, Jonathan Harris, Alison A Humbles, Mustapha Si-Tahar, Yves Courty
The HA (hemagglutinin) of influenza virus must be activated by proteolysis before the virus can become infectious. Previous studies have indicated that HA cleavage is driven by membrane-bound or extracellular serine proteases in the respiratory tract. However, there is still uncertainty as to which proteases are critical for activating the HA of seasonal influenza A viruses (IAV) in humans. This study focuses on human KLK1 and KLK5, two of the 15 serine proteases known as the kallikrein-related peptidases (KLK)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614378/comparative-analysis-of-virus-host-interactions-caused-by-a-virulent-and-an-attenuated-duck-hepatitis-a-virus-genotype-1
#10
Xumin Ou, Sai Mao, Jingyu Cao, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Dekang Zhu, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xiaoyue Chen
Because of their better immunogenicity and the improved protection they afford, live attenuated vaccines derived from serial passaging in an abnormal host are widely used to protect humans or animals from certain pathogens. Here, we used a virulent and a chicken embryo-attenuated duck hepatitis A virus genotype 1 to compare the different regulated immune responses induced by viruses with differing virulence. In this study, the attenuated strains had lower protein expression levels than the virulent strains as identified by immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612844/nlrp3-inflammasome-pathway-has-a-critical-role-in-the-host-immunity-against-clinically-relevant-acinetobacter-baumannii-pulmonary-infection
#11
N Dikshit, S D Kale, H J Khameneh, V Balamuralidhar, C Y Tang, P Kumar, T P Lim, T T Tan, A L Kwa, A Mortellaro, B Sukumaran
The opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is a leading cause of life-threatening nosocomial pneumonia. Outbreaks of multidrug resistant (MDR)-AB belonging to international clones (ICs) I and II with limited treatment options are major global health threats. However, the pathogenesis mechanisms of various AB clonal groups are understudied. Although inflammation-associated interleukin-1β (IL-1β) levels and IL-1 receptor antagonist polymorphisms were previously implicated in MDR-AB-related pneumonia in patients, whether inflammasomes has any role in the host defense and/or pathogenesis of clinically relevant A...
June 14, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612010/recombinant-swinepox-virus-expressing-glycoprotein-e2-of-classical-swine-fever-virus-confers-complete-protection-in-pigs-upon-viral-challenge
#12
Huixing Lin, Zhe Ma, Lei Chen, Hongjie Fan
Classical swine fever (CSF) is a highly contagious and serious viral disease that affects the pig industry worldwide. The glycoprotein E2 of the classical swine fever virus (CSFV) can induce neutralizing antibodies, and it is widely used for novel vaccine development. To explore the development of a vaccine against CSFV infections, the gene of glycoprotein E2 was inserted into the swinepox virus (SPV) genome by homologous recombination. The culture titers of rSPV-E2 remained at about 4.3 × 10(6) TCID50 for more than 60 passages in PK15 and swine testis cell lines...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611739/the-pk-pd-relationship-and-resistance-development-of-danofloxacin-against-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-in-an-in-vivo-infection-model
#13
Nan Zhang, Yuzhi Wu, Zilong Huang, Lihua Yao, Longfei Zhang, Qinren Cai, Xiangguang Shen, Hongxia Jiang, Huanzhong Ding
Mycoplasma gallisepticum is the causative agent of chronic respiratory disease (CRD), a prevalent disease of poultry, which is responsible for significant economic losses in farms. Although several antimicrobial agents are currently recommended for the treatment and prevention of M. gallisepticum infections, investigations of M. gallisepticum have been hampered by their fastidious growth requirements and slow growth rate. As such, little work has been conducted concerning the PK/PD relationship and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance between antimicrobials against M...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608660/emergence-of-community-genotype-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-korean-hospitals-clinical-characteristics-of-nosocomial-infections-by-community-genotype-strain
#14
Eun Jeong Joo, Doo Ryeon Chung, So Hyun Kim, Jin Yang Baek, Nam Yong Lee, Sun Young Cho, Young Eun Ha, Cheol In Kang, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae Hoon Song
BACKGROUND: As community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains spread into hospitals, the genotypes of the MRSA strains causing hospital-acquired (HA) infections have become more diverse. We describe clinical characteristics of nosocomial MRSA infections by a community-genotype of sequence type (ST) 72. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was designed among patients with HA-MRSA infections. Forty patients with infections caused by ST72-MRSA SCCmec type IV were selected as cases...
May 26, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607019/in-vitro-in-vivo-discordance-with-humanized-piperacillin-tazobactam-exposures-against-piperacillin-tazobactam-resistant-pan-%C3%AE-lactam-susceptible-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#15
S M Stainton, M L Monogue, D P Nicolau
Recent findings have identified K. pneumoniae strains that are pan-β-lactam-susceptible (PBL-S), but piperacillin-tazobactam-resistant (TZP-R) in vitro We assessed the efficacy of a humanized exposure of TZP against 12 TZP-R/PBL-S K. pneumoniae isolates in an immunocompromised murine lung infection model. Discordance between the in vitro resistance profile and the in vivo efficacy of human simulated TZP exposures against this phenotypic profile was observed. Additional studies are required to define the clinical implications these TZP-R/PBL-S strains...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605336/tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-timp-1-and-il-23-induced-by-polysaccharide-of-the-black-hoof-medicinal-mushroom-phellinus-linteus-agaricomycetes
#16
Soo Kyung Yoon, Soo Kyung Sung, Dong Hee Lee, Ha Won Kim
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) has diverse roles associated with cell growth, migration, invasion, and angiogenesis. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) is known to inhibit MMP-9 by complexing with it at a 1:1 ratio. Suppressing MMP-9 activity through the overexpression of TIMP-1 allows for regulation of tumor growth and metastasis by blocking invasion and angiogenesis in the tumor microenvironment. We found that TIMP-1 and interleukin (IL)-23 are induced in RAW264.7 macrophage cells, a cell line established by Abelson leukemia virus transformation from the BALB/c mouse strain, in a dose-dependent pattern, at the transcriptional level by treatment with a crude polysaccharide fraction of Phellinus linteus (CPP) at a range of 10 to 1000 μg/mL...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605238/mucin-1-protects-against-severe-streptococcus-pneumoniae-infection
#17
Poshmaal Dhar, Garrett Z Ng, Eileen M Dunne, Philip Sutton
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterial pathogen that commonly resides in the human nasopharynx, typically without causing any disease. However, in some cases these bacteria migrate from the nasopharynx to other sites of the body such as the lungs and bloodstream causing pneumonia and sepsis, respectively. This study used a mouse model of infection to investigate the potential role of Mucin 1 (MUC1), a cell membrane-associated glycoprotein known for playing a key barrier role at mucosal surfaces, in regulating this process...
June 12, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600728/the-critical-role-of-notch1-tlr-4-signaling-in-the-inflammatory-and-fungicidal-activity-of-macrophages-against-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-strain-pb18
#18
Lavínia Maria Dal'Mas Romera, Gilberto Hideo Kaihami, Grasielle Pereira Jannuzzi, José Roberto Fogaça de Almeida, Sandro Rogério de Almeida
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis of deep nature that primarily affects the lung and can spread via lymphatic and hematogenous to other organs and tissues. It is mainly caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis fungus which exhibits thermal dimorphism. The innate immune system mediated by macrophages is extremely important for the control of infection and is involved in the induction and regulation of immune/inflammatory response. These cells are able to recognize pathogens through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) such as Toll-like receptors (TLR)...
June 9, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600080/novel-pyridyl-nitrofuranyl-isoxazolines-show-antibacterial-activity-against-multiple-drug-resistant-staphylococcus-species
#19
Pietro Picconi, Priya Prabaharan, Jennifer L Auer, Stephanie Sandiford, Francesco Cascio, Madiha Chowdhury, Charlotte Hind, Matthew E Wand, J Mark Sutton, Khondaker M Rahman
A novel series of pyridyl nitrofuranyl isoxazolines were synthesized and evaluated for their antibacterial activity against multiple drug resistant (MDR) Staphylococcus strains. Compounds with piperazine linker between the pyridyl group and isoxazoline ring showed better activity when compared to compounds without the piperazine linker. 3-Pyridyl nitrofuranyl isoxazoline with a piperazine linker was found to be more active than corresponding 2-and 4-pyridyl analogues with MICs in the range of 4-32µg/mL against MDR Staphylococcus strains...
May 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599670/whole-genome-sequencing-of-an-expec-that-caused-fatal-pneumonia-at-a-pig-farm-in-changchun-china
#20
Ling-Cong Kong, Xia Guo, Zi Wang, Yun-Hang Gao, Bo-Yan Jia, Shu-Ming Liu, Hong-Xia Ma
BACKGROUND: In recent years, highly frequent swine respiratory diseases have been caused by extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) in China. Due to this increase in ExPECs, this bacterial pathogen has become a threat to the development of the Chinese swine industry. To investigate ExPEC pathogenesis, we isolated a strain (named SLPE) from lesioned porcine lungs from Changchun in China, reported the draft genome and performed comparative genomic analyses. RESULTS: Based on the gross post-mortem examination, bacterial isolation, animal regression test and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the pathogenic bacteria was identified as an ExPEC...
June 9, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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