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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920417/effects-of-deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-contaminated-feed-on-the-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-kidneys-of-piglets
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Kondreddy Eswar Reddy, Woong Lee, Jin Young Jeong, Yookyung Lee, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Min Seok Kim, Dong-Woon Kim, Dongjo Yu, Ara Cho, Young Kyoon Oh, Sung Dae Lee
Objective: Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN), common contaminants in the feed of farm animals, cause immune function impairment and organ inflammation. Consequently, the main objective of this study was to elucidate DON and ZEN effects on the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other immune related genes in the kidneys of piglets. Methods: Fifteen 6-week-old piglets were randomly assigned to three dietary treatments for 4 weeks: control diet, and diets contaminated with either 8 mg DON/kg feed or 0...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919545/mechanisms-behind-tb-hbv-and-hiv-chronic-infections
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David Durantel, Inca Kusters, Jacques Louis, Nicolas Manel, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Valentina Picot, Mitra Saaadatian-Elahi
Immune evasion is critical for pathogens to maintain their presence within hosts, giving rise to chronic infections. Here, we examine the immune evasion strategies employed by three pathogens with high medical burden, namely, tuberculosis, HIV and HBV. Establishment of chronic infection by these pathogens is a multi-step process that involves an interplay between restriction factor, innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Engagement of these host defences is intimately linked with specific steps within the pathogen replication cycles...
September 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919416/identification-of-eukaryotic-udp-galactopyranose-mutase-inhibitors-using-the-thermofad-assay
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Julia S Martín Del Campo, Meital Eckshtain-Levi, Pablo Sobrado
Aspergillus fumigatus is a human pathogen responsible for deadly infections in immune-compromised patients. A potential strategy for treating A. fumigatus infections is by targeting the biosynthesis of cell wall components, such as galactofuranase, which is absent in humans. Galactofuranose biosynthesis is initiated by the flavoenzyme UDP-galactopyranose mutase (UGM), which converts UDP-galactopyranose (UDP-Galp) to UDP-galactofuranose (UDP-Galf). UGM requires the reduced form of the flavin for activity, which is obtained by reacting it with NADPH...
September 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917925/synthesis-of-synthetic-mannan-backbone-polysaccharides-found-on-the-surface-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-as-a-vaccine-adjuvant-and-their-immunological-properties
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Chakree Wattanasiri, Jiraporn Paha, Marisa Ponpuak, Somsak Ruchirawat, Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin
Surface components of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) play crucial roles in modulating host immune responses. Thorough understandings of immunological properties of the Mtb's surface components are essential for the development of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. Unfortunately, the accessibility to the molecules on the surface of Mtb is limited by the structural complexity due to their various macromolecular nature and the hazard of culturing Mtb. In this study, we reveal a practical synthesis of lipomannan (LM) backbone polysaccharides - the core glycans found on Mtb's surface...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912881/immune-regulation-of-mir-30-on-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-induced-tlr-myd88-signaling-pathway-in-thp-1-cells
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Yuqing Wu, Qi Sun, Liang Dai
The present study aimed to examine the expression of microRNA (miR)-30 family members in THP-1 human monocytes cells during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) H37Rv infection, and to investigate the role of miR-30 in the regulation of MTB-induced Toll-like receptor (TLR)/myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) activation and cytokine expression. The THP-1 cells were infected with MTB H37Rv and the expression of miR-30 family members was determined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912729/multiplicity-of-mathematical-modeling-strategies-to-search-for-molecular-and-cellular-insights-into-bacteria-lung-infection
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REVIEW
Martina Cantone, Guido Santos, Pia Wentker, Xin Lai, Julio Vera
Even today two bacterial lung infections, namely pneumonia and tuberculosis, are among the 10 most frequent causes of death worldwide. These infections still lack effective treatments in many developing countries and in immunocompromised populations like infants, elderly people and transplanted patients. The interaction between bacteria and the host is a complex system of interlinked intercellular and the intracellular processes, enriched in regulatory structures like positive and negative feedback loops. Severe pathological condition can emerge when the immune system of the host fails to neutralize the infection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911035/evaluation-of-pe_pgrs33-as-a-potential-surface-target-for-humoral-responses-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Mariachiara Minerva, Flavio De Maio, Serena Camassa, Basem Battah, Palucci Ivana, Riccardo Manganelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Michela Sali, Giovanni Delogu
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) PE_PGRS33 is a surface-exposed protein that was shown to interact with Toll-like receptor 2 on host macrophages to induce inflammatory signals and promote entry in macrophages. In this study, we investigated PE_PGRS33 as a potential target of a humoral response aimed at hampering key processes in tuberculosis pathogenesis. PE_PGRS33 protein was successfully expressed and purified under native condition in Escherichia coli. The purified protein retained its native functional and biological properties, showing the ability to elicit proinflammatory signals in murine and human macrophages...
November 30, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910983/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-host-responses-triggered-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-human-macrophage-cells
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Hua Li, Sha Wei, Yuan Fang, Min Li, Xia Li, Zhe Li, Jibin Zhang, Guofeng Zhu, Chuanyou Li, Lijun Bi, Guimin Zhang, Dianbing Wang, Xian-En Zhang
Macrophages are primary host of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) and the central effector of in vivo innate immune responses against bacteria. Though the interaction between macrophages and mycobacteria has been widely investigated, the molecular mechanisms of M.tb pathogenesis in macrophages are still not clear. In this work, we investigated the altered protein expression profiles of macrophages after virulent H37Rv strain and avirulent H37Ra strain infection by tandem mass tag-based quantitative proteomics...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#9
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903115/erap1-and-pde8a-are-downregulated-in-cattle-protected-against-bovine-tuberculosis
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Federico Carlos Blanco, Marcelo Abel Soria, Laura Inés Klepp, Fabiana Bigi
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a zoonotic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that is responsible for significant economic losses worldwide. In spite of its relevance, the limited knowledge about the host immune responses that provide effective protection against the disease has long hampered the development of an effective vaccine. The identification of host proteins with an expression that correlates with protection against bTB would contribute to the understanding of the cattle defence mechanisms against M...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893919/antigen-localisation-influences-the-magnitude-and-kinetics-of-the-endogenous-adaptive-immune-response-to-recombinant-salmonella-vaccines
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Yanina R Sevastsyanovich, David R Withers, Claire L Marriott, Faye C Morris, Timothy J Wells, Douglas F Browning, Irene Beriotto, Ewan Ross, Hossam Omar Ali, Catherine A Wardius, Adam F Cunningham, Ian R Henderson, Amanda E Rossiter
The use of recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccine (RASV) strains is a promising strategy to present heterologous antigens to the mammalian immune system to induce both cellular and humoral immune responses. However, studies on RASV development differ in where heterologous antigens are expressed and localised within the bacterium and it is unclear how antigen localisation modulates the immune response. Previously, we exploited the plasmid-encoded toxin (Pet) autotransporter system for accumulation of heterologous antigens in the cell culture supernatant...
September 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893617/therapeutic-potential-of-carbohydrates-as-regulators-of-macrophage-activation
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REVIEW
Mimmi L E Lundahl, Eoin M Scanlan, Ed C Lavelle
It is well established for a broad range of disease states, including cancer and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, that pathogenesis is bolstered by polarisation of macrophages towards an anti-inflammatory phenotype, known as M2. As these innate immune cells are relatively long-lived, their re-polarisation to pro-inflammatory, phagocytic and bactericidal "classically activated" M1 macrophages is an attractive therapeutic approach. On the other hand, there are scenarios where the resolving inflammation, wound healing and tissue remodelling properties of M2 macrophages are beneficial - for example the successful introduction of biomedical implants...
September 8, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890660/flow-cytometric-immune-profiling-in-infliximab-associated-tuberculosis
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Kelly Pennington, Humberto C Sasieta, Guiherme P Ramos, Courtney L Erskine, Virginia P Van Keulen, Tobias Peikert, Patricio Escalante
Tumor necrosis factor α antagonists are increasingly used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and are associated with increased risk of active tuberculosis. Diagnosis of active tuberculosis in patients taking tumor necrosis factor α antagonists can be challenging owing to increased incidence of extrapulmonary manifestations and false-negative results on current available diagnostic tests. We present a case of a young woman on infliximab for ulcerative colitis who presented with disseminated tuberculosis...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890547/innate-immunity-in-tuberculosis-host-defense-vs-pathogen-evasion
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REVIEW
Cui Hua Liu, Haiying Liu, Baoxue Ge
The major innate immune cell types involved in tuberculosis (TB) infection are macrophages, dendritic cells (DCs), neutrophils and natural killer (NK) cells. These immune cells recognize the TB-causing pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) through various pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), including but not limited to Toll-like receptors (TLRs), Nod-like receptors (NLRs) and C-type lectin receptors (CLRs). Upon infection by Mtb, the host orchestrates multiple signaling cascades via the PRRs to launch a variety of innate immune defense functions such as phagocytosis, autophagy, apoptosis and inflammasome activation...
September 11, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889065/profiling-dendritic-cell-subsets-in-the-patients-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Yuan-Bin Lu, De-Qian Xiao, Kui-Di Liang, Jun-Ai Zhang, Wan-Dang Wang, Shi-Yan Yu, Bi-Ying Zheng, Yu-Chi Gao, You-Chao Dai, Yan Jia, Chen Chen, Ze-Gang Zhuang, Xin Wang, Xiao-Xia Fu, Yong Zhou, Jixin Zhong, Zheng W Chen, Jun-Fa Xu
Dendritic cell (DC) plays an important role in the immune response against pulmonary tuberculosis. However, the phenotypic profile of DC subsets in peripheral blood in individuals with active pulmonary tuberculosis (APT) is still inconclusive. Here, we demonstrated that the absolute numbers of total DC (tDC), myeloid DC (mDC) and plasmacytoid DC (pDC) in individuals with APT were decreased compared to healthy controls (HCs). The decreased number of DCs, especially of pDC, seems to be a useful diagnostic marker of APT...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887521/sex-differences-in-the-c57bl-6-model-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
#16
Jannike Dibbern, Lars Eggers, Bianca E Schneider
Globally, tuberculosis (Tb) notification data show a male-to-female ratio of 1.7 and higher, but the underlying reasons for the male bias remain elusive. Despite the well-known gender bias in human pulmonary Tb, a majority of experimental animal studies either do not separate and analyze data by sex or do not report the sex of their subjects at all. In the present study, we report increased male susceptibility in one of the most commonly used mouse models for Tb, C57BL/6 mice. Our study revealed that disease progression upon aerosol infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) was accelerated in males resulting in increased morbidity and mortality compared to females...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886145/application-of-a-whole-blood-mycobacterial-growth-inhibition-assay-to-study-immunity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-high-tuberculosis-burden-population
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Richard Baguma, Adam Penn-Nicholson, Erica Smit, Mzwandile Erasmus, Jonathan Day, Lebohang Makhethe, Marwou de Kock, E Jane Hughes, Michele van Rooyen, Bernadette Pienaar, Lynnett Stone, Willem Hanekom, Michael J Brennan, Robert S Wallis, Mark Hatherill, Thomas J Scriba
The determinants of immunological protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection in humans are not known. Mycobacterial growth inhibition assays have potential utility as in vitro surrogates of in vivo immunological control of M.tb. We evaluated a whole blood growth inhibition assay in a setting with high burden of TB and aimed to identify immune responses that correlate with control of mycobacterial growth. We hypothesized that individuals with underlying M.tb infection will exhibit greater M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884285/immune-tb-antibody-phage-display-library-as-a-tool-to-study-b-cell-immunity-in-tb-infections
#18
Nurul Hamizah Hamidon, Siti Suraiya, Maria E Sarmiento, Armando Acosta, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Theam Soon Lim
B cells and in particular antibodies has always played second fiddle to cellular immunity in regard to tuberculosis (TB). However, recent studies has helped position humoral immunity especially antibodies back into the foray in relation to TB immunity. Therefore, the ability to correlate the natural antibody responses of infected individuals toward TB antigens would help strengthen this concept. Phage display is an intriguing approach that can be utilized to study antibody-mediated responses against a particular infection via harvesting the B cell repertoire from infected individuals...
September 7, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883243/an-hiv-positive-case-of-obstructive-jaundice-caused-by-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-of-tuberculous-lymphadenitis-successfully-treated-with-corticosteroids
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Naoaki Watanabe, Ryota Sato, Hideaki Nagai, Hirotoshi Matsui, Akira Yamane, Masahiro Kawashima, Junko Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tashimo, Nobuharu Ohshima, Kimihiko Masuda, Atsuhisa Tamura, Shinobu Akagawa, Akira Hebisawa, Ken Ohta
A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a persistent fever with enlargement of multiple lymph nodes in the mediastinum and around the pancreatic head. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus infection. We started antiretroviral therapy three weeks after the initiation of anti-tuberculous therapy. Two weeks later, jaundice appeared with dilatation of the biliary tract due to further enlargement of the lymph nodes, which seemed to be immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)...
September 6, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882103/low-serum-vitamin-d-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-are-associated-with-decreased-mycobacterial-activity
#20
María Teresa Herrera, Yolanda Gonzalez, Fernando Hernández-Sánchez, Guadalupe Fabián-San Miguel, Martha Torres
BACKGROUND: Concurrent diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis represent a significant health problem worldwide. Patients with diabetes mellitus have a high risk of tuberculosis, which may be mediated by an abnormal innate immune response due to hyperglycaemia or low vitamin D levels. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated inactive vitamin D serum levels and the monocyte response to infection with M. tuberculosis, including phagocytosis of M. tuberculosis, antimycobacterial activity, LL-37, human β defensin-2 and IL-10 gene expression and nitric oxide production, between type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (n = 51) and healthy volunteers (n = 38)...
September 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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