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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087945/innate-immune-responses-to-tuberculosis
#1
Jeffrey S Schorey, Larry S Schlesinger
Tuberculosis remains one of the greatest threats to human health. The causative bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is acquired by the respiratory route. It is exquisitely adapted to humans and is a prototypic intracellular pathogen of macrophages, with alveolar macrophages being the primary conduit of infection and disease. However, M. tuberculosis bacilli interact with and are affected by several soluble and cellular components of the innate immune system which dictate the outcome of primary infection, most commonly a latently infected healthy human host, in whom the bacteria are held in check by the host immune response within the confines of tissue granuloma, the host histopathologic hallmark...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076390/il-37-confers-protection-against-mycobacterial-infection-involving-suppressing-inflammation-and-modulating-t-cell-activation
#2
Haipeng Liu, Ruijuan Zheng, Peng Wang, Hua Yang, Xin He, Qun Ji, Wenjuan Bai, Hao Chen, Jianxia Chen, Wenxia Peng, Siyu Liu, Zhonghua Liu, Baoxue Ge
Interleukin-37 (IL-37), a novel member of the IL-1 family, plays fundamental immunosuppressive roles by broadly reducing both innate inflammation and acquired immunity, but whether it is involved in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB) has not been clearly elucidated. In this study, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis demonstrated an association of the genetic variant rs3811047 of IL-37 with TB susceptibility. In line with previous report, a significant elevated IL-37 abundance in the sera and increased expression of IL-37 protein in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were observed in TB patients in comparison to healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071726/the-ppe2-protein-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-translocates-to-host-nucleus-and-inhibits-nitric-oxide-production
#3
Khalid Hussain Bhat, Shruti Srivastava, Sandeep Kumar Kotturu, Sudip Ghosh, Sangita Mukhopadhyay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, is one of the most successful pathogens of humans. It has evolved several adaptive skills and evasion mechanisms to hijack the immunologically educated host to suit its intracellular lifestyle. Here, we show that one of the unique PPE family member proteins of M. tuberculosis, PPE2, can limit nitric oxide (NO) production by inhibiting inos gene transcription. PPE2 protein has a leucine zipper DNA-binding motif and a functional nuclear localization signal...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069821/characterization-of-engineered-preq1-riboswitches-for-inducible-gene-regulation-in-mycobacteria
#4
Erik R Van Vlack, Shana Topp, Jessica C Seeliger
: We report here the behavior of naturally occurring and rationally engineered preQ1 riboswitches and their application to inducible gene regulation in mycobacteria. Because mycobacteria lack preQ1 biosynthetic genes, we hypothesized that preQ1 could be used as an exogenous non-metabolite ligand to control riboswitches in mycobacteria. Selected naturally occurring preQ1 riboswitches were assayed and successfully drove preQ1-dependent repression of a GFP reporter in Mycobacterium smegmatis Using structure-based design, we engineered three preQ1 riboswitches from Thermoanaerobacter tencongensis, Bacillus subtilis, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus towards achieving higher response ratios and increased repression...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069816/the-interaction-of-the-cd43-sialomucin-with-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cpn60-2-chaperonin-mediates-macrophage-tnf-%C3%AE-production
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Alvaro Torres-Huerta, Tomas Villaseñor, Angel Flores-Alcantar, Cristina Parada, Estefanía Alemán-Navarro, Clara Espitia, Gustavo Pedraza-Alva, Yvonne Rosenstein
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causal agent of tuberculosis. TNF-α, TGF-β and IFN-γ secreted by activated macrophages and lymphocytes are considered essential to contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The CD43 sialomucin has been reported to act as a receptor for bacilli through its interaction with the chaperonin Cpn60.2, facilitating mycobacteria-macrophage contact. We report here that Cpn60.2 induces both THP-1 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) to produce TNF-α and that this production is CD43 dependent...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061952/anti-mycobacterial-function-of-macrophages-is-impaired-in-a-diet-induced-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#6
Md Abdul Alim, Suchandan Sikder, Tahnee L Bridson, Catherine M Rush, Brenda L Govan, Natkunam Ketheesan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the major risk factors for tuberculosis (TB). In this study, a diet induced murine model of T2D (DIMT2D) was developed and characterized in the context of metabolic, biochemical and histopathological features following diet intervention. Mycobacterial susceptibility was investigated using Mycobacterium fortuitum as a surrogate. Phagocytic capability of alveolar macrophages and resident peritoneal macrophages were determined by in vitro assays using mycolic acid coated beads and M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061949/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-rv0560c-is-not-essential-for-growth-in%C3%A2-vitro-or-in-macrophages
#7
Rachel Kokoczka, Dorothée L Schuessler, Julie V Early, Tanya Parish
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rv0560c, a putative benzoquinone methyl transferase, is heavily induced in response to salicylate exposure. It has some similarity to Escherichia coli UbiG, although its role in ubiquinone or menaquinone synthesis is not clear, since M. tuberculosis is not known to produce ubiquinone. We constructed an unmarked in-frame deletion of Rv0560c in M. tuberculosis to determine its role in vitro. Deletion of Rv0560c in M. tuberculosis had no effect on growth in medium containing salicylate or in its ability to grow in macrophages...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056107/autophagy-is-an-innate-mechanism-associated-with-leprosy-polarization
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Bruno Jorge de Andrade Silva, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, Priscila Ribeiro Andrade, Helen Ferreira, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Suzana Côrte-Real, Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Patricia Sammarco Rosa, Mario Fabri, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that may present different clinical forms according to the immune response of the host. Levels of IFN-γ are significantly raised in paucibacillary tuberculoid (T-lep) when compared with multibacillary lepromatous (L-lep) patients. IFN-γ primes macrophages for inflammatory activation and induces the autophagy antimicrobial mechanism. The involvement of autophagy in the immune response against Mycobacterium leprae remains unexplored. Here, we demonstrated by different autophagic assays that LC3-positive autophagosomes were predominantly observed in T-lep when compared with L-lep lesions and skin-derived macrophages...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052847/subcellular-partitioning-and-intra-macrophage-selectivity-of-antimicrobial-compounds-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#9
Michael D Schump, Douglas M Fox, Carolyn R Bertozzi, Lee W Riley
The efficacy of antimicrobial drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an intracellular bacterial pathogen, is generally first established by testing compounds against bacteria in axenic culture. However, inside of infected macrophages bacteria encounter an environment which differs substantially from broth culture and are subject to important host-dependent pharmacokinetic phenomena which modulate drug activity. Here we describe how pH dependent partitioning drives asymmetric antimicrobial drug distribution in Mtb infected macrophages...
January 4, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050854/saxifragifolin-d-attenuates-phagosome-maturation-arrest-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-via-an-ampk-and-vps34-dependent-pathway
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Jia Zhou, Rui Xu, Xian-Zhi Du, Xiang-Dong Zhou, Qi Li
Saxifragifolin D (SD), a traditional Chinese medicine, is a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound first isolated from Androsace umbellata. Various plant triterpenoids have been reported to exhibit antitubercular activity. In this study, THP-1-derived macrophages were infected with an attenuated M. tuberculosis (M.tb) strain, H37Ra. Intracellular replication of M.tb was evaluated by counting the colonies after 4 weeks of incubation. The results indicated that SD treatment reduced the intracellular replication of M...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049128/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-associated-with-pulmonary-pathogens
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REVIEW
Radha Gopal, Rekha R Rapaka, Jay K Kolls
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is an exaggerated immune response to a variety of pathogens in response to antiretroviral therapy-mediated recovery of the immune system in HIV-infected patients. Although IRIS can occur in many organs, pulmonary IRIS, associated with opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Pneumocystis jirovecii, is particularly associated with high morbidity and mortality. The pathology of IRIS is associated with a variety of innate and adaptive immune factors, including CD4(+) T-cells, CD8(+) T-cells, γδ T-cells, natural killer cells, macrophages, the complement system and surfactant proteins, Toll-like receptors and pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043634/mycobacterial-excretory-secretory-31-protein-with-serine-protease-and-lipase-activities-an-immunogen-and-drug-target-against-tuberculosis-infection
#12
Bhaskar C Harinath
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has been declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization in 1993 and still remains one of the world's biggest threats. Worldwide, 9.6 million people have been estimated to have fallen ill with TB in 2014: 5.4 million men, 3.2 million women, and 1.0 million children. To reduce this burden, detection and treatment gaps must be addressed and new tools developed (Global TB report 2015). METHODS: Seroreactivity of the purified excretory secretory (ES) antigens ES-31, ES-43, ES-41, and ES-6 have been assessed in pulmonary TB (fresh, relapse, chronic, and latent), extrapulmonary TB, and in human immunodeficiency virus-TB coinfection...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043589/tuberculosis-in-slaughtered-cattle-and-workers-in-some-abattoirs-of-baghdad-governorate
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A N Al-Thwani, M S Al-Mashhadani
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (the white plague) is regarded as one of the most widespread infectious diseases and continues to be a leading cause of death and the most prominent public health problem worldwide. It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which refers to a group of seven species; one of them known as Mycobacterium bovis-the cause of bovine-type tuberculosis-has an exceptionally wide host range. It infects cattle, humans, goats, cats, dogs, buffalo, and deer...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043581/common-features-of-tuberculosis-and-sarcoidosis
#14
Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Atefeh Abedini, Soheila Matroodi, Arda Kiani, Dina Soroush, Ian M Adcock
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of novel therapeutic approaches, TB is considered as one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Alveolar macrophages are the first line of defense against M. tuberculosis; they ingest and sequester the bacilli within granulomatous structures. Control and resolution of the infection requires activated T lymphocytes as well as Th1 cytokines. There are two forms of TB: active TB and latent TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043576/immunohistochemical-findings-of-the-granulomatous-reaction-associated-with-tuberculosis
#15
Shirin Karimi, Masoud Shamaei, Mihan Pourabdollah, Makan Sadr, Mehrdad Karbasi, Arda Kiani, Moslem Bahadori
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The histological diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has long been a diagnostic challenge in the anatomical pathology field despite availability of different laboratory methods. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) could not only confirm granulomatous tissue involvement but also demonstrate MTB antigen immunolocalization. This study tries to clarify the details of IHC staining for MTB with pAbBCG. METHODS: A total of 50 patients undergoing simultaneous biopsy and tissue culture with positive tissue culture for MTB during 2005-2009 were selected from the MRC Department at Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043560/the-importance-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-interferon-gamma-receptor-1-gene-in-pulmonary-patients-infected-with-rapid-grower-mycobacterium
#16
Poopak Farnia, Jalaledin Ghanavi, Payam Tabasri, Shima Saif, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) plays a key role in protective immune response against Mycobacterial infection. IFN-γ excretes its antimycobacterial effectors mechanisms by activation of macrophages and dendritic cells via interaction with its receptor complex, that is, a ligand-binding subunit [IFN-γ receptor (IFNGR)1] and an accessory subunit (IFNGR2) on the cell surface. It has been shown that individuals with complete or partial IFNGR1 receptor deficiency are highly susceptible to infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and some Salmonella species...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043542/the-analysis-of-exosomal-micro-rnas-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-derived-macrophages-after-infection-with-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-by-rna-sequencing
#17
Esmaeil Mortaz, Shamila D Alipoor, Payam Tabarsi, Ian M Adcock, Johan Garssen, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global threat to human health, especially in low-income countries. The diagnosis of TB is challenging because of the limitations of specificity and sensitivity with the current diagnostics. Novel, selective biomarkers for TB would be of great practical value. Exosomes are bioactive vesicles with 30-100nm in diameter, which are secreted from almost all cell types and are found in virtually every human body fluid. Exosomes transport micro-RNAs (miRNAs), which are post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression, around the body and allow miRNAs to modulate biological pathways in target cells...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043541/mixed-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-inhibit-growth-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-into-thp-1-cells
#18
A R Jafari, T Mosavi, N Mosavari, A Majid, F Movahedzade, M Tebyaniyan, M Kamalzadeh, M Dehgan, S Jafari, S Arastoo
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Humans have been in a constant battle with tuberculosis (TB). Currently, overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the spread of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR), leading to antibiotic ineffectiveness at controlling the spread of TB infection in host cells and especially macrophages. Additionally, the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has developed methods to evade the immune system and survive. With the discovery of nanoparticle (NP)-based drugs, it is necessary to research their anti-mycobacterial properties and bactericidal mechanisms...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043509/susceptibility-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-host-genetic-deficiency-in-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-tnfr2
#19
Ehsan Ghamari, Poopak Farnia, Shima Saif, Mehran Marashian, Jaladein Ghanavi, Payam Tabarsi, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) depends upon different factors, and the risk of developing diseases after infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis ranges from 5% to 10%. This suggests that besides the mycobacterial itself, the host genetic factors may determine the differences in host susceptibility to TB. Among the important risk factors, cytokines and especially tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) genes, are thought to be responsible for regulating the protective immune responses...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036246/down-regulation-of-pe11-a-cell-wall-associated-esterase-enhances-the-biofilm-growth-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-reduces-cell-wall-virulence-lipid-levels
#20
Shivangi Rastogi, Amit Kumar Singh, Garima Pant, Kalyan Mitra, Koneni V Sashidhara, Manju Y Krishnan
PE11 (Rv1169c or LipX) is a cell wall associated esterase/lipase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis(Mtb). Evidences suggest that PE11 is expressed by Mtb both in vitro and in vivo. Previous studies have shown that when expressed in the non-pathogenic surrogate M. smegmatis, PE11 leads to modification in cell wall lipid content and enhanced virulence. Since cell wall lipids often play different roles in pathogenic and non-pathogenic mycobacteria, we investigated the role of PE11 in its host, Mtb. Mtb with lowered expression of PE11 (PE11 knock-down) displayed significant changes in colony morphology and cell wall lipid profile, confirming the role of PE11 in cell wall architecture...
December 30, 2016: Microbiology
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