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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797489/approach-to-fungal-infections-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-pneumocystis-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Richard J Wang, Robert F Miller, Laurence Huang
Many fungi cause pulmonary disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Pathogens include Pneumocystis jirovecii, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus spp, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides spp, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Talaromyces marneffei, and Emmonsia spp. Because symptoms are frequently nonspecific, a high index of suspicion for fungal infection is required for diagnosis. Clinical manifestations of fungal infection in HIV-infected patients frequently depend on the degree of immunosuppression and the CD4(+) helper T cell count...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796894/subtractive-phage-display-selection-for-screening-and-identification-of-peptide-sequences-with-potential-use-in-serodiagnosis-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-caused-by-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis
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Leticia da Silva Portes, Erika Seki Kioshima, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Wagner Luiz Batista, Patricia Xander
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic granulomatous disease endemic in Latin America whose aetiologic agents are the thermodimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii. Despite technological advances, some problems have been reported for the fungal antigens used for serological diagnosis, and inconsistencies among laboratories have been reported. The use of synthetic peptides in the serological diagnosis of infectious diseases has proved to be a valuable strategy because in some cases, the reactions are more specific and sensitive...
August 10, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791025/the-ido-ahr-axis-controls-th17-treg-immunity-in-a-pulmonary-model-of-fungal-infection
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Eliseu Frank de Araújo, Claudia Feriotti, Nayane Alves de Lima Galdino, Nycolas Willian Preite, Vera Lúcia Garcia Calich, Flávio Vieira Loures
In infectious diseases, the enzyme indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) that catalyzes the tryptophan (Trp) degradation along the kynurenines (Kyn) pathway has two main functions, the control of pathogen growth by reducing available Trp and immune regulation mediated by the Kyn-mediated expansion of regulatory T (Treg) cells via aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). In pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) caused by the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, IDO1 was shown to control the disease severity of both resistant and susceptible mice to the infection; however, only in resistant mice, IDO1 is induced by TGF-β signaling that confers a stable tolerogenic phenotype to dendritic cells (DCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783875/antifungal-activity-of-the-lipophilic-antioxidant-ferrostatin-1
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Michael Horwath, Tiffany Bell-Horwath, Victor Lescano, Karthik Krishnan, Edward Merino, George Samuel Deepe
Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) is a lipophilic antioxidant that effectively blocks ferroptosis, a distinct non-apoptotic form of cell death caused by lipid peroxidation. During many infections, both pathogens and host cells are subjected to oxidative stress, but the occurrence of ferroptosis has not been investigated. Ferroptosis was examined in macrophages infected with the pathogenic yeast Histoplasma capsulatum. Unexpectedly, Fer-1 not only reduced death of macrophages infected in vitro, but inhibited the growth of H...
August 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774699/pulmonary-and-sinus-fungal-diseases-in-non-immunocompromised-patients
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REVIEW
David W Denning, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
The human respiratory tract is exposed daily to airborne fungi, fungal enzymes, and secondary metabolites. The endemic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides spp, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, and occasionally Aspergillus fumigatus, are primary pulmonary pathogens of otherwise healthy people. Such infections resolve in most people, and only a few infections lead to disease. However, many fungi are directly allergenic by colonising the respiratory tract or indirectly through contact with cell wall constituents and proteases, causing or exacerbating allergic disease...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746570/brazilian-guidelines-for-the-clinical-management-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda, Rinaldo Pôncio Mendes, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Flávio de Queiroz-Telles, Adriana Satie Gonçalves Kono, Ana Maria Paniago, André Nathan, Antonio Carlos Francisconi do Valle, Eduardo Bagagli, Gil Benard, Marcelo Simão Ferreira, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Mario León Silva-Vergara, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante, Rosane Hahn, Rui Rafael Durlacher, Zarifa Khoury, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Maria Luiza Moretti, Roberto Martinez
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740491/nod-like-receptor-p3-inflammasome-controls-protective-th1-th17-immunity-against-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Claudia Feriotti, Eliseu Frank de Araújo, Flavio Vieira Loures, Tania Alves da Costa, Nayane Alves de Lima Galdino, Dario Simões Zamboni, Vera Lucia Garcia Calich
The NOD-like receptor P3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is an intracellular multimeric complex that triggers the activation of inflammatory caspases and the maturation of IL-1β and IL-18, important cytokines for the innate immune response against pathogens. The functional NLRP3 inflammasome complex consists of NLRP3, the adaptor protein apoptosis-associated speck-like protein, and caspase-1. Various molecular mechanisms were associated with NLRP3 activation including the presence of extracellular ATP, recognized by the cell surface P2X7 receptor (P2X7R)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737159/health-and-environmental-risk-assessment-project-for-bottlenose-dolphins-tursiops-truncatus-from-the-southeastern-usa-i-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Gregory D Bossart, Patricia Fair, Adam M Schaefer, John S Reif
From 2003 to 2015, 360 free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon (IRL, n = 246), Florida, and coastal waters of Charleston (CHS, n = 114), South Carolina, USA, were captured, given comprehensive health examinations, and released as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study of individual and population health. The aim of this review is to summarize the substantial health data generated by this study and to examine morbidity between capture sites and over time...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720727/impact-of-paracoccin-gene-silencing-on-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-virulence
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Fabrício F Fernandes, Aline F Oliveira, Taise N Landgraf, Cristina Cunha, Agostinho Carvalho, Patrícia E Vendruscolo, Relber A Gonçales, Fausto Almeida, Thiago A da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues, Maria Cristina Roque-Barreira
Among the endemic deep mycoses in Latin America, paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), caused by thermodimorphic fungi of the Paracoccidioides genus, is a major cause of morbidity. Disease development and its manifestations are associated with both host and fungal factors. Concerning the latter, several recent studies have employed the methodology of gene modulation in P. brasiliensis using antisense RNA (AsRNA) and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT) to identify proteins that influence fungus virulence...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704618/paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-presents-metabolic-reprogramming-and-secretes-a-serine-proteinase-during-murine-infection
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Laurine Lacerda Pigosso, Lilian Cristiane Baeza, Mariana Vieira Tomazett, Mariana Batista Rodrigues Faleiro, Veridiana Maria Brianezi Dignani de Moura, Alexandre Melo Bailão, Clayton Luiz Borges, Juliana Alves Parente Rocha, Gabriel Rocha Fernandes, Gregory M Gauthier, Celia Maria de Almeida Soares
Paracoccidoides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii, the etiologic agents of paracoccidioidomycosis, cause disease in healthy and immunocompromised persons in Latin America. We developed a method for harvesting P. brasiliensis yeast cells from infected murine lung to facilitate in vivo transcriptional and proteomic profiling. P. brasiliensis harvested at 6 h post-infection were analyzed using RNAseq and LC-MS(E). In vivo yeast cells had 594 differentially expressed transcripts and 350 differentially expressed proteins...
July 13, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702025/cellular-and-molecular-defects-underlying-invasive-fungal-infections-revelations-from-endemic-mycoses
#11
REVIEW
Pamela P Lee, Yu-Lung Lau
The global burden of fungal diseases has been increasing, as a result of the expanding number of susceptible individuals including people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hematopoietic stem cell or organ transplant recipients, patients with malignancies or immunological conditions receiving immunosuppressive treatment, premature neonates, and the elderly. Opportunistic fungal pathogens such as Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Rhizopus, and Pneumocystis jiroveci are distributed worldwide and constitute the majority of invasive fungal infections (IFIs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679067/depicting-the-metabolism-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-during-infection-by-transcriptional-and-proteomic-approaches
#12
Angel Gonzalez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659882/dendritic-cells-primed-with-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-peptide-p10-are-therapeutic-in-immunosuppressed-mice-with-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Leandro B R Silva, Lucas S Dias, Glauce M G Rittner, Julián E Muñoz, Ana C O Souza, Joshua D Nosanchuk, Luiz R Travassos, Carlos P Taborda
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an endemic systemic mycosis in Latin America, with the highest prevalence in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. Fungi of the Paracoccidioides genus are etiologic agents of the disease. The 15 amino acid peptide P10 is derived from gp43, the main diagnostic antigen of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. We previously reported that P10-pulsed dendritic cells (DCs) induce a protective response against P. brasiliensis. Presently, dexamethasone-treated BALB/c mice were intratracheally infected with P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659880/alkyl-protocatechuate-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-systems-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-paracoccidioides-lutzii-in-vitro
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Kaila P Medina-Alarcón, Junya L Singulani, Aline R Voltan, Janaina C O Sardi, Maicon S Petrônio, Mariana B Santos, Carlos R Polaquini, Luis O Regasini, Vanderlan S Bolzani, Dulce H S da Silva, Marlus Chorilli, Maria J S Mendes-Giannini, Ana M Fusco-Almeida
Dodecyl protocatechuate (dodecyl) is a derivative of protocatechuic acid (3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid) that possesses anti-oxidant and antifungal properties. Nanostructured lipid systems (NLS) can potentiate the action of many antifungal agents, reducing the required dose and side effects by improving their activity. This work aimed to evaluate dodecyl protocatechuate loaded into a NLS (NLS+dodecyl) as a strategy for the treatment of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii in vitro. Antifungal activity against P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652239/targeting-homoserine-dehydrogenase-from-paracoccidioides-genus-against-systemic-fungal-infections
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Mariane C Bagatin, Arethusa L Pimentel, Débora C Biavatti, Ernani A Basso, Erika S Kioshima, Flavio A V Seixas, Gisele de F Gauze
This work evaluated new potential inhibitors of the enzyme homoserine dehydrogenase (HSD) from Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, one of the etiological agent of paracoccidioidomycosis. The tertiary structure of the protein bonded to the analogue NAD and L-homoserine was modeled by homology. The best output model was subjected to gradient minimization, redocking and molecular dynamics. Virtual screening simulations with 187,841 purchasable molecules from the Zinc database were performed. After the screenings, 14 molecules were selected and analyzed by ADMETox criteria, resulting in four compounds for in vitro assays...
June 26, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646277/standardization-and-prevalence-of-the-booster-phenomenon-evaluation-using-a-two-step-skin-test-with-43%C3%A2-kda-glycoprotein-in-individuals-from-an-endemic-region-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Ana Paula C Marques, Sandra Maria V L Oliveira, Grazielli R Rezende, Dayane A Melo, Sonia M Fernandes-Fitts, Elenir Rose J C Pontes, Maria da Glória Bonecini-Almeida, Zoilo P Camargo, Rinaldo P Mendes, Anamaria M M Paniago
BACKGROUND: We estimated the occurrence rate of the booster phenomenon by using an intradermal test with 43 kDa glycoprotein in an endemic area of paracoccidioidomycosis in the central-west region of Brazil. METHODS: Individuals who had a negative result on a survey performed by using an intradermal test with 43 kDa glycoprotein in an endemic area of paracoccidioidomycosis underwent a second intradermal test after 10-15 days to determine the presence or absence of the booster phenomenon...
June 23, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637229/can-passage-in-galleria-mellonella-activate-virulence-factors-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-as-in-the-murine-model
#17
Liliana Scorzoni, Ana Carolina Alves de Paula E Silva, Haroldo Cesar de Oliveira, Caroline Maria Marcos, Junya de Lacorte Singulani, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida, Maria José Soares Mendes-Giannini
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a fungal disease restricted to Latin countries, and its etiologic agents derive from the Paracoccidioides genus. Attenuation or loss of virulence in Paracoccidioides spp. following successive subculturing has been described. However, virulence can be recovered by passage in mammalian host. In this study, the recovery of adhesion of P. brasiliensis through passage in mice was compared to that in the insect Galleria mellonella. Analysis of in vitro fungal-host cell interaction, gene expression of adhesins, and analysis of the survival curves revealed that Galleria mellonella is useful for the reactivation of P...
June 15, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622118/imaging-spectrum-of-invasive-fungal-and-fungal-like-infections
#18
Hilary L P Orlowski, Sebastian McWilliams, Vincent M Mellnick, Sanjeev Bhalla, Meghan G Lubner, Perry J Pickhardt, Christine O Menias
Invasive fungal and fungal-like infections contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals. The incidence of these infections is increasing-largely because of rising numbers of immunocompromised patients, including those with neutropenia, human immunodeficiency virus, chronic immunosuppression, indwelling prostheses, burns, and diabetes mellitus, and those taking broad-spectrum antibiotics. Invasive fungal pathogens include primary mycotic organisms such as Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which are true pathogens and inherently virulent...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606816/altered-distribution-of-peripheral-blood-dendritic-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
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James Venturini, Ricardo Souza Cavalcante, Daniela Vanessa Moris, Márjorie de Assis Golim, Adriele Dandara Levorato, Karoline Hagatha Dos Reis, Maria Sueli Parreira de Arruda, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis caused by fungi from the genus Paracoccidioides in Latin America. PCM-patients (PCM-p) are classified as having acute/subacute or chronic (CF) clinical forms. CF is responsible for 75%-90% of all cases, affects mainly adults over 30 years old and the clinical manifestation are associated mainly with lungs and mucosa of upper airdigestive tract. In addition, the CF patients exhibit fibrosis of the lungs, oral mucous membranes and adrenals, and pulmonary emphysema...
June 9, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602831/species-boundaries-in-the-human-pathogen-paracoccidioides
#20
David A Turissini, Oscar M Gomez, Marcus M Teixeira, Juan G McEwen, Daniel R Matute
The use of molecular taxonomy for identifying recently diverged species has transformed the study of speciation in fungi. The pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides spp has been hypothesized to be composed of five phylogenetic species, four of which compose the brasiliensis species complex. Nuclear gene genealogies support this divergence scenario, but mitochondrial loci do not; while all species from the brasiliensis complex are differentiated at nuclear coding loci, they are not at mitochondrial loci. We addressed the source of this incongruity using 11 previously published gene fragments, 10 newly-sequenced nuclear non-coding loci, and 10 microsatellites...
June 9, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
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