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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720188/two-clusters-of-plasmodium-knowlesi-cases-in-a-malaria-elimination-area-sabang-municipality-aceh-indonesia
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Herdiana Herdiana, Irnawati Irnawati, Farah Novita Coutrier, Alfian Munthe, Mardiati Mardiati, Titik Yuniarti, Elvieda Sariwati, Maria Endang Sumiwi, Rintis Noviyanti, Paul Pronyk, William A Hawley
In malaria elimination areas, malaria cases are sporadic and consist predominantly of imported cases. Plasmodium knowlesi cases have been reported throughout Southeast Asia where long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques and Anopheles leucosphyrus group mosquitoes are sympatric. The limitation of microscopic examination to diagnose P. knowlesi is well known. In consequence, no P. knowlesi case has previously been reported from routine health facility-based case finding activities in Indonesia. This report describes two clusters of unexpected locally acquired P...
May 2, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689462/macaque-homologs-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-kshv-infect-germinal-center-lymphoid-cells-epithelial-cells-in-skin-and-gastrointestinal-tract-and-gonadal-germ-cells-in-naturally-infected-macaques
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Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, A Gregory Bruce, Kellie Howard, Minako Ikoma, Margaret E Thouless, Timothy M Rose
We developed a set of rabbit antisera to characterize infections by the macaque RV2 rhadinovirus homologs of KSHV. We analyzed tissues from rhesus and pig-tailed macaques naturally infected with rhesus rhadinovirus (RRV) or Macaca nemestrina rhadinovirus 2 (MneRV2). Our study demonstrates that RV2 rhadinoviruses have a tropism for epithelial cells, lymphocytes and gonadal germ cells in vivo. We observed latent infections in both undifferentiated and differentiated epithelial cells with expression of the latency marker, LANA...
April 21, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555678/evaluation-of-the-pig-tailed-macaque-macaca-nemestrina-as-a-model-of-human-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage
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Amy L Cole, Yvonne Cosgrove Sweeney, Amanda G Lasseter, Justin M Gray, Ashley C Beavis, Christine F Chong, Safarali V Hajheidari, Alex Beyene, Dorothy L Patton, Alexander M Cole
Staphylococcus aureus ( SA ) nasal carriage is a common condition effecting both healthy and immunocompromised populations, and provides a reservoir for dissemination of potentially infectious strains by casual contact. Factors regulating the onset and duration of nasal SA colonization are mostly unknown, and a human-relevant animal model is needed. Here, we screened 17 pig-tailed macaques ( Macaca nemestrina ) for SA carriage, and 14 of 17 animals tested positive in the nose at one or both screening sessions (8 weeks apart), while the other three animals were negative in the nose but positive in the pharynx at least once...
March 19, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511144/parasites-may-exit-immunocompromised-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina-infected-with-sivmac239
#4
Tian-Zhang Song, Ming-Xu Zhang, Yu-Jie Xia, Yu Xiao, Wei Pang, Yong-Tang Zheng
Parasites can increase infection rates and pathogenicity in immunocompromised human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. However, in vitro studies and epidemiological investigations also suggest that parasites might escape immunocompromised hosts during HIV infection. Due to the lack of direct evidence from animal experiments, the effects of parasitic infections on immunocompromised hosts remain unclear. Here, we detected 14 different parasites in six northern pig-tailed macaques (NPMs) before or at the 50th week of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection by ELISA...
January 18, 2018: Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463617/the-chlamydia-trachomatis-plasmid-and-ct135-virulence-factors-are-not-essential-for-genital-tract-infection-or-pathology-in-female-pig-tailed-macaques
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Dorothy L Patton, Yvonne C Sweeney, Audrey E Baldessari, Linda Cles, Laszlo Kari, Gail L Sturdevant, Chunfu Yang, Harlan D Caldwell
The Chlamydia trachomatis plasmid and inclusion membrane protein CT135 are virulence factors in the pathogenesis of murine female genital tract infection. To determine if these virulence factors play a similar role in female nonhuman primates, we infected pig-tailed macaques with the same C. trachomatis strains shown to be important in the murine model. Wild-type C. trachomatis and its isogenic mutant strain deficient in both plasmid and CT135 were used to infect macaques. Macaques were given primary and repeated cervicovaginal challenges with the wild-type and mutant strains...
May 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243139/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-jev-in-livestock-and-companion-animal-in-high-risk-areas-in-malaysia
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Kiven Kumar, Siti Suri Arshad, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Jalila Abu, Ooi Peck Toung, Yusuf Abba, Faruku Bande, A R Yasmin, Reuben Sharma, Bee Lee Ong, Anisah Abdul Rasid, Norsuzana Hashim, Amira Peli, E P Heshini, Ahmad Khusaini Mohd Kharip Shah
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is vector-borne zoonotic disease which causes encephalitis in humans and horses. Clinical signs for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection are not clearly evident in the majority of affected animals. In Malaysia, information on the prevalence of JEV infection has not been established. Thus, a cross-sectional study was conducted during two periods, December 2015 to January 2016 and March to August in 2016, to determine the prevalence and risk factors in JEV infections among animals and birds in Peninsular Malaysia...
December 14, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134410/extractive-foraging-of-toxic-caterpillars-in-wild-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina
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Florian Trébouet, Ulrich H Reichard, Nantasak Pinkaew, Suchinda Malaivijitnond
Extractive foraging in nonhuman primates may involve different levels of technical complexity in terms of the number of actions that must be performed and the manual dexterity involved. We describe the extractive foraging of caterpillars in wild northern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina) at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. The study group, observed from May to December 2016 (n = 146 days), comprised 60-70 habituated individuals, including 3-4 adult males, 20-23 adult females, and 36-47 immatures. Four adult males and five adult females, observed from September to November 2016 for a total of 24 days, were selected for focal animal sampling...
March 2018: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134258/novel-full-length-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-allele-discovery-and-haplotype-definition-in-pig-tailed-macaques
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Matthew R Semler, Roger W Wiseman, Julie A Karl, Michael E Graham, Samantha M Gieger, David H O'Connor
Pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina, Mane) are important models for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) studies. Their infectability with minimally modified HIV makes them a uniquely valuable animal model to mimic human infection with HIV and progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, variation in the pig-tailed macaque major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and the impact of individual transcripts on the pathogenesis of HIV and other infectious diseases is understudied compared to that of rhesus and cynomolgus macaques...
November 13, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055777/characterization-of-classical-major-histocompatibility-complex-mhc-class-ii-genes-in-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina
#9
Xiao-Dong Lian, Xi-He Zhang, Zheng-Xi Dai, Yong-Tang Zheng
The northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) has been identified as an independent species from the pig-tailed macaque group. The species is a promising animal model for HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and vaccine studies due to susceptibility to HIV-1. However, the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genetics in northern pig-tailed macaques remains poorly understood. We have previously studied the MHC class I genes in northern pig-tailed macaques and identified 39 novel alleles. Here, we describe the MHC class II alleles in all six classical loci (DPA, DPB, DQA, DQB, DRA, and DRB) from northern pig-tailed macaques using a sequence-based typing method for the first time...
December 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044109/apobec3h-structure-reveals-an-unusual-mechanism-of-interaction-with-duplex-rna
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Jennifer A Bohn, Keyur Thummar, Ashley York, Alice Raymond, W Clay Brown, Paul D Bieniasz, Theodora Hatziioannou, Janet L Smith
The APOBEC3 family of cytidine deaminases cause lethal hypermutation of retroviruses via deamination of newly reverse-transcribed viral DNA. Their ability to bind RNA is essential for virion infiltration and antiviral activity, yet the mechanisms of viral RNA recognition are unknown. By screening naturally occurring, polymorphic, non-human primate APOBEC3H variants for biological and crystallization properties, we obtained a 2.24-Å crystal structure of pig-tailed macaque APOBEC3H with bound RNA. Here, we report that APOBEC3H forms a dimer around a short RNA duplex and, despite the bound RNA, has potent cytidine deaminase activity...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030661/identification-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-ii-dm-and-do-alleles-in-a-cohort-of-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina
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Xiao-Dong Lian, Xi-He Zhang, Zheng-Xi Dai, Yong-Tang Zheng
The northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) has been considered as an independent species from the pig-tailed macaque group. We have previously reported that this species macaque has the potential to be a useful animal model in HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and vaccine studies due to its susceptibility to HIV-1. To develop this animal into a potential HIV/AIDS model, we have studied the classical MHC genes of this animal. In this study, the non-classical MHC genes Malo-DM and Malo-DO alleles were first characterized by sequencing and cloning in 12 unrelated northern pig-tailed macaques...
October 13, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922357/analysis-of-nuclear-and-organellar-genomes-of-plasmodium-knowlesi-in-humans-reveals-ancient-population-structure-and-recent-recombination-among-host-specific-subpopulations
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Ernest Diez Benavente, Paola Florez de Sessions, Robert W Moon, Anthony A Holder, Michael J Blackman, Cally Roper, Christopher J Drakeley, Arnab Pain, Colin J Sutherland, Martin L Hibberd, Susana Campino, Taane G Clark
The macaque parasite Plasmodium knowlesi is a significant concern in Malaysia where cases of human infection are increasing. Parasites infecting humans originate from genetically distinct subpopulations associated with the long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis (Mf)) or pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina (Mn)). We used a new high-quality reference genome to re-evaluate previously described subpopulations among human and macaque isolates from Malaysian-Borneo and Peninsular-Malaysia. Nuclear genomes were dimorphic, as expected, but new evidence of chromosomal-segment exchanges between subpopulations was found...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811349/brain-macrophages-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-antiretroviral-suppressed-macaques-a-functional-latent-reservoir
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Claudia R Avalos, Celina M Abreu, Suzanne E Queen, Ming Li, Sarah Price, Erin N Shirk, Elizabeth L Engle, Ellen Forsyth, Brandon T Bullock, Feilim Mac Gabhann, Stephen W Wietgrefe, Ashley T Haase, M Christine Zink, Joseph L Mankowski, Janice E Clements, Lucio Gama
A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection cure requires an understanding of the cellular and anatomical sites harboring virus that contribute to viral rebound upon treatment interruption. Despite antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are reported in HIV-infected individuals on ART. Biomarkers for macrophage activation and neuronal damage in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of HIV-infected individuals demonstrate continued effects of HIV in brain and suggest that the central nervous system (CNS) may serve as a viral reservoir...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707699/predict-disease-progression-from-t-cell-phenotypes-in-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina-during-sivmac239-infection
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Ming-Xu Zhang, Hong-Yi Zheng, Jin Jiang, Jia-Hao Song, Min Chen, Yu Xiao, Xiao-Dong Lian, Tian-Zhang Song, Ren-Rong Tian, Wei Pang, Yong-Tang Zheng
Macaca leonina (northern pig-tailed macaques, NPMs) have variable disease progression during SIVmac239 infection. In the present study, we analysed, for the first time, the correlations between T-cell phenotypes and disease progression in NPMs during SIVmac239 infection. In comparison to normal progressors (NPs), slow progressors (SPs) had lower chronic T-cell activation and exhaustion levels. In addition, SPs showed higher peripheral CD4+ T-cell count and CD4 : CD8 ratio, and lower plasma viral load than NPs...
December 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345507/plasmodium-knowlesi-invasion-following-spread-by-infected-mosquitoes-macaques-and-humans
#15
Laith Yakob, Alun L Lloyd, Rowland R Kao, Heather M Ferguson, Patrick M Brock, Chris Drakeley, Michael B Bonsall
Plasmodium knowlesi is increasingly recognized as a major cause of malaria in Southeast Asia. Anopheles leucosphyrous group mosquitoes transmit the parasite and natural hosts include long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques. Despite early laboratory experiments demonstrating successful passage of infection between humans, the true role that humans play in P. knowlesi epidemiology remains unclear. The threat posed by its introduction into immunologically naïve populations is unknown despite being a public health priority for this region...
January 2018: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322705/three-divergent-subpopulations-of-the-malaria-parasite-plasmodium-knowlesi
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Paul C S Divis, Lee C Lin, Jeffrine J Rovie-Ryan, Khamisah A Kadir, Fread Anderios, Shamilah Hisam, Reuben S K Sharma, Balbir Singh, David J Conway
Multilocus microsatellite genotyping of Plasmodium knowlesi isolates previously indicated 2 divergent parasite subpopulations in humans on the island of Borneo, each associated with a different macaque reservoir host species. Geographic divergence was also apparent, and independent sequence data have indicated particularly deep divergence between parasites from mainland Southeast Asia and Borneo. To resolve the overall population structure, multilocus microsatellite genotyping was conducted on a new sample of 182 P...
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872239/experimental-infection-of-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-nemestrina-with-mycoplasma-genitalium
#17
Gwendolyn E Wood, Dorothy L Patton, Peter K Cummings, Stefanie L Iverson-Cabral, Patricia A Totten
Mycoplasma genitalium is an underappreciated cause of human reproductive tract disease, characterized by persistent, often asymptomatic, infection. Building on our previous experiments using a single female pig-tailed macaque as a model for M. genitalium infection (G. E. Wood, S. L. Iverson-Cabral, D. L. Patton, P. K. Cummings, Y. T. Cosgrove Sweeney, and P. A. Totten, Infect Immun 81:2938-2951, 2013, https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.01322-12), we cervically inoculated eight additional animals, two of which were simultaneously inoculated in salpingeal tissue autotransplanted into abdominal pockets...
February 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469256/molecular-cloning-and-anti-hiv-1-activities-of-apobec3s-from-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina
#18
Xiao-Liang Zhang, Jia-Hao Song, Wei Pang, Yong-Tang Zheng
Northern pig-tailed macaques (NPMs, Macaca leonina) are susceptible to HIV-1 infection largely due to the loss of HIV-1-restricting factor TRIM5α. However, great impediments still exist in the persistent replication of HIV-1 in vivo, suggesting some viral restriction factors are reserved in this host. The APOBEC3 proteins have demonstrated a capacity to restrict HIV-1 replication, but their inhibitory effects in NPMs remain elusive. In this study, we cloned the NPM A3A-A3H genes, and determined by BLAST searching that their coding sequences (CDSs) showed 99% identity to the corresponding counterparts from rhesus and southern pig-tailed macaques...
July 18, 2016: Dong Wu Xue Yan Jiu, Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430261/vertical-stratification-of-adult-mosquitoes-diptera-culicidae-within-a-tropical-rainforest-in-sabah-malaysia
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Hayley L Brant, Robert M Ewers, Indra Vythilingam, Chris Drakeley, Suzan Benedick, John D Mumford
BACKGROUND: Malaria cases caused by Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian parasite naturally found in long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques, are increasing rapidly in Sabah, Malaysia. One hypothesis is that this increase is associated with changes in land use. A study was carried out to identify the anopheline vectors present in different forest types and to observe the human landing behaviour of mosquitoes. METHODS: Mosquito collections were carried out using human landing catches at ground and canopy levels in the Tawau Division of Sabah...
July 19, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27415779/phylogeny-and-history-of-the-lost-siv-from-crab-eating-macaques-sivmfa
#20
Kevin R McCarthy, Welkin E Johnson, Andrea Kirmaier
In the 20th century, thirteen distinct human immunodeficiency viruses emerged following independent cross-species transmission events involving simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) from African primates. In the late 1900s, pathogenic SIV strains also emerged in the United Sates among captive Asian macaque species following their unintentional infection with SIV from African sooty mangabeys (SIVsmm). Since their discovery in the 1980s, SIVs from rhesus macaques (SIVmac) and pig-tailed macaques (SIVmne) have become invaluable models for studying HIV pathogenesis, vaccine design and the emergence of viruses...
2016: PloS One
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