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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110339/role-of-dectin-1-receptor-on-cytokine-production-by-human-monocytes-challenged-with-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis
#1
Alexandre Giannecchini Romagnolo, Juliana Carvalho de Quaglia E Silva, Amanda Manoel Della Coletta, Taiane Priscila Gardizani, Ana Teresa Loyola Martins, Graziela Gorete Romagnoli, Ramon Kaneno, Angela Maria Victoriano de Campos Soares, Julio Defaveri, Luciane Alarcão Dias-Melicio
Fungal recognition by Dectin-1 receptor triggers a series of cellular mechanisms involved in a protective activation of the immune system. In this study we aimed to evaluate the participation of Dectin-1 receptor in the induction of IL-8, TNF-α, IL-12, IL-10 and IL-17A secretion by human monocytes activated with different cytokines, and challenged in vitro with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (P. brasiliensis). Our results show that monocytes challenged with P. brasiliensis (Pb265) are able to produce IL-12, IL-8, IL-17, IL-10, and TNF-α...
November 6, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099934/a-dectin-1-caspase-8-pathway-licenses-canonical-caspase-1-inflammasome-activation-and-il-1%C3%AE-release-in-response-to-a-pathogenic-fungus
#2
Natália Ketelut-Carneiro, Sreya Ghosh, Stuart M Levitz, Katherine A Fitzgerald, João Santana da Silva
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is equipped with an arsenal of virulence factors that are crucial for causing infection. Our group previously defined the NLRP3 inflammasome as a mediator of P. brasiliensis-induced cell damage recognition, and induction of effective Th1 immune responses. However, deficiency of caspase-1 only partially reduced IL-1β levels. Here we identify an additional pathway for IL-1β production in response to P. brasiliensis infection. P. brasiliensis initiated caspase-8-mediated IL-1β production, an event that was necessary for transcriptional priming and posttranslational processing of pro-IL-1β...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069246/hypercalcemia-in-children-three-cases-report-with-unusual-clinical-presentations
#3
Bruna Barros Garbim, Larissa D Ávila, Sumara Zuanazi Pinto Rigatto, Kélcia Rosana da Silva Quadros, Vera Maria Santoro Belangero, Rodrigo Bueno de Oliveira
Hypercalcemia is a rare condition in childhood; the most common causes are primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, prolonged immobilisation, thyrotoxicosis, thiazide diuretic, supplements containing calcium, milk-alkali syndrome, vitamin D intoxication, infections and idiopathic. We present three cases of severe hypercalcemia of unusual causes in children. The first patient had high fever, poor general condition, weight loss and myalgia. Extensive preliminary investigation did not define the etiology, but a review of medical history revealed prolonged contact with pet bird and a positive serology for Chlamydia confirmed the diagnosis of psittacosis...
April 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042530/hypereosinophilia-secondary-to-disseminated-paracoccidioidomycosis
#4
Mateo Mejia-Zuluaga, Samuel Rosas, Verónica Posada Vélez, Pedro A Quintero
BACKGROUND Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic mycosis in Central and South America caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Despite its self-limited course and usually asymptomatic infection, some patients may present with a systemic illness mimicking multiple conditions and thus question the general state of their immune system. CASE REPORT A 28-year-old male presented to the hospital with fever, dry cough, and non-pruritic rash with no characteristic distribution for the past 10 days...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040281/impaired-anti-fibrotic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
#5
Julián Camilo Arango, Juan David Puerta-Arias, Paula Andrea Pino-Tamayo, Lina María Salazar-Peláez, Mauricio Rojas, Ángel González
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) have been consider as a promising therapy in fibrotic diseases. Experimental models suggest that BMMSCs may be used as an alternative therapy to treat chemical- or physical-induced pulmonary fibrosis. We investigated the anti-fibrotic potential of BMMSCs in an experimental model of lung fibrosis by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. BMMSCs were isolated and purified from BALB/c mice using standardized methods. BALB/c male mice were inoculated by intranasal infection of 1...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018875/human-neutrophils-are-targets-to-paracoccin-a-lectin-expressed-by-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis
#6
R Ricci-Azevedo, R A Gonçales, M C Roque-Barreira, D Girard
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Paracoccin (PCN), a lectin expressed by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb), is known to exert activities on the fungal biology, as well as different immune cells of myeloid origin. The aim of this study was to investigate the direct interaction of the recombinant form of the lectin (rPCN) with neutrophils, a neglected area. MATERIALS OR SUBJECTS: Freshly isolated human neutrophils from healthy donors were used. TREATMENT: Neutrophils were incubated with rPCN in vitro...
October 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992214/differential-production-of-interleukin-1-family-cytokines-il-1%C3%AE-il-18-il-33-and-il-37-in-patients-with-paracoccidioidomycosis-correlation-with-clinical-form-and-antifungal-therapy
#7
André Bueno Rocha Moreira Alves, Murilo Amato David, Lívia Furquim de Castro, Rosiane Maria da Silva, Larissa Nara Alegrini Longhi, Maria Heloisa de Souza Lima Blotta, Ronei Luciano Mamoni
Besides interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18, the newly described cytokines of IL-1 family IL-33 and IL-37 can contribute to the differentiation and maintenance of different population of T cells. IL-33 acts as an allarmin and promotes a predominant Th2 inflammatory response, whereas IL-37 plays an important role as an antagonist of inflammation. In paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), caused by the dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii, it has been shown that the acquired immune responses are associated with the diverse clinical manifestations...
July 28, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970825/involvement-of-dihydrolipoyl-dehydrogenase-in-the-phagocytosis-and-killing-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-by-macrophages
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Taise N Landgraf, Marcelo V Costa, Aline F Oliveira, Wander C Ribeiro, Ademilson Panunto-Castelo, Fabrício F Fernandes
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii are fungi causing paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), an autochthonous systemic mycosis found in Latin America. These microorganisms contain a multitude of molecules that may be associated with the complex interaction of the fungus with the host. Here, we identify the enzyme dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase (DLD) as an exoantigen from P. brasiliensis (Pb18_Dld) by mass spectrometry. Interestingly, the DLD gene expression in yeast form showed higher expression levels than those in mycelial form and transitional phases...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966914/laryngeal-paracoccidioidomycosis-presenting-as-solitary-true-vocal-fold-disease
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Walter de Araujo Eyer-Silva, Annelise Callmann Santana, Guilherme Almeida Rosa da Silva, Marcelo Costa Velho Mendes de Azevedo, Juliana Li Ting Matos Sun Barreto, Marina Apolloni Neumann, Izana Junqueira de Castro, Rodrigo Panno Basílio-de-Oliveira, Luciana Ferreira de Araujo, Nathane Zanineli Ré, Felipe Marques de Oliveira, Caio José de Araujo Simas, Marcos André de Sarvat, Fernando Raphael de Almeida Ferry
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic granulomatous disease caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis or P. lutzii. It is a neglected tropical infectious disease that poses a major public health burden in endemic areas of Latin America. Mucosae of the upper digestive and respiratory tracts are commonly involved and many patients have disease at multiple mucosal sites, with or without lung involvement. Mucosal PCM presenting as solitary true vocal fold disease is relatively rare. We present the case of a 67-year-old Brazilian forest guard who presented with a 6-month history of hoarseness and globus pharyngeus due to a solitary left true vocal fold infiltration and vegetation diagnosed as PCM...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954085/case-report-of-myeloperoxidase-deficiency-associated-with-disseminated-paracoccidioidomycosis-and-peritoneal-tuberculosis
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Maurício Domingues-Ferreira, Ariel Levy, Noac Chuffi Barros, Dalton Luis Bertolini, Dewton de Moraes Vasconcelos
Myeloperoxidase (MOP) is present in monocyte and neutrophil lysosomes, catalyzing hydrogen peroxide and chloride ion conversion to hypochlorous acid. MOP seems to destroy pathogens during phagocytosis by neutrophils and is considered an important defense against innumerous bacteria. We present a patient who had MOP deficiency, who presented with a subacute form of paracoccidioidomycosis and later with peritoneal tuberculosis. MOP deficiency leads to the diminished destruction of phagocytized pathogens. This case gives important evidence of an association between MOP deficiency and increased susceptibility to infection by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
July 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951317/therapeutic-treatment-with-scfv-plga-nanoparticles-decreases-pulmonary-fungal-load-in-a-murine-model-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Grasielle Pereira Jannuzzi, Nicole de Araújo Souza, Kátia Sanches Françoso, Roney Henrique Pereira, Raquel Possemozer Santos, Gilberto Hideo Kaihami, José Roberto Fogaça de Almeida, Wagner Luiz Batista, André Corrêa Amaral, Andrea Queiroz Maranhão, Sandro Rogério de Almeida, Karen Spadari Ferreira
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis with lymphatic dissemination that is caused by Paracoccidioides species. Treatment of PCM consists of chemotherapeutics such as itraconazole, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or amphotericin B. However, several studies are aiming to develop therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of fungal infection using new molecules as adjuvants. The single-chain variable fragments (scFv) from an antibody that mimics the main fungal component incorporated within poly(lactide-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles helped treat the fungal disease...
September 23, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938005/recombinant-vaccines-of-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-promote-efficient-control-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-burden-by-restraining-primary-organ-infection
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Rodrigo Assunção Holanda, Julián Esteban Muñoz, Lucas Santos Dias, Leandro Buffoni Roque Silva, Julliana Ribeiro Alves Santos, Sthefany Pagliari, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Daniel Assis Santos, Oscar Bruña-Romero
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an infectious disease endemic to South America, caused by the thermally dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides. Currently, there is no effective human vaccine that can be used in prophylactic or therapeutic regimes. We tested the hypothesis that the immunogenicity of the immunodominant CD4+ T-cell epitope (P10) of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis gp43 antigen might be significantly enhanced by using a hepatitis B virus-derived particle (VLP) as an antigen carrier. This chimera was administered to mice as a (His)6-purified protein (rPbT) or a replication-deficient human type 5 adenoviral vector (rAdPbT) in an immunoprophylaxis assay...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895099/neurological-and-multiple-organ-involvement-due-to-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-hiv-co-infection-diagnosed-at-autopsy
#13
Sergio Monteiro de Almeida, Thiago H Roza, Gabriel L O Salvador, João C B França, Luine Rosele Renaud Vidal, Meri Bordignon Nogueira, Lubomira Veronica Oliva, Luis Fernando Bleggi Torres, Lucia Helena de Noronha
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, is the most prevalent systemic mycosis among immunocompetent patients in Latin America; it is rare in immunocompromised patients. The estimated frequency of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in the HIV/PCM population was 2.5%. We report a case of HIV/P. brasiliensis co-infection, with neurological (NPCM) and multiple organ involvement, indicating a diagnosis of AIDS. PCM diagnosis was established during the autopsy. This is the first described case of HIV/P...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881447/combination-of-histopathology-and-ft-raman-spectroscopy-for-the-study-of-experimental-paracoccidiodomycosis-pcm-in-the-spleen
#14
Elaine Sciuniti Benites Mansano, Gutierrez Rodriguês de Morais, Edilaine Martins Moratto, Francielle Sato, Mauro Luciano Baesso, Antonio Neto Medina, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski, Luzmarina Hernandes
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb) can disseminate through the lymphatic and hematogenic pathways. As a result the spleen and other lymphoid organs are targets of paracoccidioidomycosis. There are few studies describing this disease in the spleen and more detailed descriptions are required. The present study combines Histopathology and Fourier Transform Raman Spectroscopy (FT-Raman) methods to study spleen infected by Pb. The Swiss mice were euthanized after one, two, four and eight weeks of infection with Pb and their spleens were removed for ex vivo analyzes...
September 7, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871251/th17-inducing-cytokines-il-6-and-il-23-are-crucial-for-granuloma-formation-during-experimental-paracoccidioidomycosis
#15
Fabrine Sales Massafera Tristão, Fernanda Agostini Rocha, Daniela Carlos, Natália Ketelut-Carneiro, Camila Oliveira Silva Souza, Cristiane Maria Milanezi, João Santana Silva
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a chronic granulomatous disease caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii, has the highest mortality rate among systemic mycosis. The T helper 1-mediated immunity is primarily responsible for acquired resistance during P. brasiliensis infection, while susceptibility is associated with Th2 occurrence. Th17 is a population of T CD4(+) cells that, among several chemokines and cytokines, produces IL-17A and requires the presence of IL-1, IL-6, and TGF-β for differentiation in mice and IL-23 for its maintenance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846733/paracoccin-distribution-supports-its-role-in-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-growth-and-dimorphic-transformation
#16
Aline Ferreira Oliveira, Fabricio Freitas Fernandes, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Fausto Almeida, Luciana Pereira Ruas, Leandro Licursi Oliveira, Constance Oliver, Maria Celia Jamur, Maria Cristina Roque-Barreira
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis yeast was reported to express paracoccin, a GlcNAc-binding protein that displays N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAGase) activity. Highly specific anti-paracoccin antibodies have been previously used to examine the localization of paracoccin in yeast and inhibit its growth in vitro. In the present study, anti-paracoccin antibodies were used to characterize, by scanning confocal microscopy, the distribution of paracoccin in P. brasiliensis hyphae, transition forms from hyphae to yeast, and mature yeast...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797489/approach-to-fungal-infections-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-pneumocystis-and-beyond
#17
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
#18
L da Silva Portes, E S Kioshima, Z P de Camargo, W L Batista, P 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
#19
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/28774699/pulmonary-and-sinus-fungal-diseases-in-non-immunocompromised-patients
#20
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...
November 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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