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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333342/activity-of-faropenem-with-and-without-rifampicin-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-evaluation-in-a-whole-blood-bactericidal-activity-trial
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Meera Gurumurthy, Rupangi Verma, Claire M Naftalin, Kim Hor Hee, Qingshu Lu, Kin Hup Tan, Simi Issac, Wenwei Lin, Angelia Tan, Kok-Yong Seng, Lawrence Soon-U Lee, Nicholas I Paton
Background: Faropenem has in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and shows synergy with rifampicin. We tested this in a whole-blood bactericidal activity (WBA) trial. Methods: We randomized healthy volunteers to receive a single oral dose of faropenem (600 mg) with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (500/125 mg) ( n  =   8), rifampicin (10 mg/kg) ( n  =   14) or the combination rifampicin + faropenem + amoxicillin/clavulanic acid ( n  =   14)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332241/toll-like-receptor-2-arg753gln-and-arg677trp-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-pulmonary-and-peritoneal-tuberculosis
#2
Mohammed A Saleh, Mahmoud M Ramadan, Eman O Arram
Recent evidence suggests that toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2) is important for host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). TLR2 polymorphisms have shown significant impact on susceptibility or resistance to tuberculosis (TB). This case-control study aims to determine the influence of TLR2 (Arg753Gln and Arg677Trp) polymorphisms on the susceptibility to develop pulmonary or peritoneal TB. Genotyping of TLR2 (Arg753Gln and Arg677Trp) polymorphisms was carried out on 52 patients with pulmonary TB, 44 patients with peritoneal TB, and 50 healthy controls using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
March 23, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331837/public-health-relevance-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-among-afb-positive-sputa
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Prabha Desikan, Karuna Tiwari, Nikita Panwalkar, Saima Khaliq, Manju Chourey, Reeta Varathe, Shaina Beg Mirza, Arun Sharma, Sridhar Anand, Manoj Pandey
BACKGROUND: Sputum smear microscopy for acid fast bacilli (AFB) is used by most public health programmes to detect tuberculosis. While most AFB in countries endemic for tuberculosis are Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), some may also be non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). The inability to differentiate NTM from MTB by sputum smear microscopy may lead to erroneous diagnoses of tuberculosis, leading in turn to inappropriate therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive sputum samples received from November 2013 to March 2015 in the Department of Microbiology, Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal, India...
March 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327117/preliminary-evaluation-of-anti-tuberculosis-potential-of-siderophores-against-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-mycobacteria-growth-indicator-tube-drug-sensitivity-test
#4
Karuna Gokarn, Ramprasad B Pal
BACKGROUND: Alternative treatment strategies have become essential in overcoming the problem of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In this preliminary in vitro study, the anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) activity of exogenous iron chelators (xenosiderophores) such as Exochelin-MS (Exo-MS) and Deferoxamine-B (DFO-B) was evaluated against ten multi-drug-resistant (MDR) and seven pyrazinamide-resistant (PZA (R) ) Mtb isolates. METHODS: Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube-Drug Susceptibility Test was used to assess the anti-TB effect of Exo-MS or DFO-B individually and their combinations with isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF) and pyrazinamide (PZA)...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325344/chitosan-gold-nanoparticles-for-detection-of-amplified-nucleic-acids-isolated-from-sputum
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Salma N Tammam, Mahmoud A F Khalil, Eman Abdul Gawad, Asma Althani, Hosam Zaghloul, Hassan M E Azzazy
A platform for nucleic acid detection employing chitosan and chitosan coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was developed. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) was used as a model target. MTB DNA was extracted from sputum using simple total nucleic acid extraction. Following amplification of MTB DNA, chitosan and AuNPs were added to samples. Free chitosan conjugated non-target DNA in negative samples, avoiding AuNP-DNA interaction and hence negative samples remained red. In positive samples, amplified DNA was capable of saturating free chitosan leading to AuNP aggregation where positive samples turned blue...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323168/production-and-characterization-of-a-highly-pure-rna-polymerase-holoenzyme-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Omar Herrera-Asmat, Lucyna Lubkowska, Mikhail Kashlev, Carlos J Bustamante, Daniel G Guerra, Maria L Kireeva
Recent publications have shown that active RNA polymerase (RNAP) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MtbRNAP) can be produced by expressing all four subunits in a single recombinant Escherichia coli strain [1-3]. By reducing the number of plasmids and changing the codon usage of the Mtb genes in the co-expression system published by Banerjee et al. [1], we present a simplified, detailed and reproducible protocol for the purification of recombinant MtbRNAP containing the ω subunit. Moreover, we describe the formation of ternary elongation complexes (TECs) with a short fluorescence-labeled RNA primer and DNA oligonucleotides, suitable for transcription elongation studies...
March 17, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323150/systematic-expression-profiling-analysis-mines-dys-regulated-modules-in-active-tuberculosis-based-on-re-weighted-protein-protein-interaction-network-and-attract-algorithm
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Ying Sun, Yan Weng, Ying Zhang, Xiang Yan, Lei Guo, Jia Wang, Xin Song, Ying Yuan, Fu-Ye Chang, Chun-Ling Wang
About 90% of tuberculosis (TB) patients latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) show no symptoms, yet have a 10% chance in lifetime to progress active TB. Nevertheless, current diagnosis approaches need improvement in efficiency and sensitivity. The objective of this work was to detect potential signatures for active TB to further improve the understanding of the biological roles of functional modules involved in this disease. First, targeted networks of active TB and control groups were established via re-weighting protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks using Pearson's correlation coefficient (PCC)...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320384/diagnostic-accuracy-incremental-yield-and-prognostic-value-of-determine-tb-lam-for-routine-diagnostic-testing-for-tuberculosis-in-hiv-infected-patients-requiring-acute-hospital-admission-in-south-africa-a-prospective-cohort
#8
Stephen D Lawn, Andrew D Kerkhoff, Rosie Burton, Charlotte Schutz, Andrew Boulle, Monica Vogt, Ankur Gupta-Wright, Mark P Nicol, Graeme Meintjes
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that one-third of HIV-positive adults requiring medical admission to a South African district hospital had laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis (TB) and that almost two-thirds of cases could be rapidly diagnosed using Xpert MTB/RIF-testing of concentrated urine samples obtained on the first day of admission. Implementation of urine-based, routine, point-of-care TB screening is an attractive intervention that might be facilitated by use of a simple, low-cost diagnostic tool, such as the Determine TB-LAM lateral-flow rapid test for HIV-associated TB...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320336/multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-ethiopian-settings-and-its-association-with-previous-history-of-anti-tuberculosis-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Setegn Eshetie, Mucheye Gizachew, Mulat Dagnew, Gemechu Kumera, Haile Woldie, Fekadu Ambaw, Belay Tessema, Feleke Moges
BACKGROUND: Efforts to control the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) have been jeopardized by the rapid evolution of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), which is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin. Previous studies have documented variable prevalences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and its risk factors in Ethiopia. Therefore, this meta-analysis is aimed, firstly, to determine the pooled prevalence of MDR-TB among newly diagnosed and previously treated TB cases, and secondly, to measure the association between MDR-TB and a history of previous anti-TB drugs treatment...
March 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317814/the-medicinal-plants-in-the-control-of-tuberculosis-laboratory-study-on-medicinal-plants-from-the-northern-area-of-pakistan
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Sami Ullah, Shah Hussain, Sadiq Noor Khan, Mohammad Khurram, Iqbal Khan, Murad Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) ranks as the second leading cause of deaths due to infectious diseases. Although global efforts have been made to control TB, still, this is a serious threat as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) produced resistance against both the first- and second-line drugs. The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant, extremely drug resistant, and totally drug-resistant TB worldwide requires extra efforts to search for new anti-TB drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study evaluated the antimycobacterial activities of Citrullus colocynthis, Calotropis procera, Ricinus communis, Capparis decidua, and Fagonia cretica plants' extracts against rifampicin-sensitive (H37Rv) and rifampicin-resistant (TMC331) strains of MTB...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317811/performance-of-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissues
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Pascal Polepole, Mwila Kabwe, Mpanga Kasonde, John Tembo, Aaron Shibemba, Justin O'Grady, Nathan Kapata, Alimuddin Zumla, Matthew Bates
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), which accounts for 10%-40% of the global burden of TB, with the highest incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa, is strongly associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Diagnosing EPTB is challenging, and recently, there has been a concerted effort to evaluate the latest molecular diagnostics for diagnosing TB in a range of specimen types. The Xpert MTB/RIF assay (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is one such technology, which simultaneously detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317400/nanodiagnostics-for-tuberculosis-detection
#12
Hesham El-Samadony, Asma Althani, Mohamed Awad Tageldin, Hassan M E Azzazy
Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer worldwide. End TB strategy aims at ending the TB epidemic by 2030. Early, accurate, and affordable diagnosis represents a cornerstone to achieve this goal. Innovative strategies for TB diagnostics have been introduced, however the ideal assay is yet unavailable and conventional methods remain necessary for diagnosis. Unique properties of nanoparticles (NPs) have allowed their utilization in TB detection via targeting disease biomarkers. Area Covered Until now, around thirty-five TB NP-based assays have been partially or fully characterized...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317169/molecular-characteristics-of-ofloxacin-mono-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-new-and-previously-treated-tuberculosis-patients
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Zhirui Wang, Tong Xie, Cheng Mu, Chunhua Wang, Hanfang Ju, Hui Zhao, Rui Sun
BACKGROUND: Ofloxacin (OFX) resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolates have been increasingly observed and are a major concern in recent years. This study investigated the genetic mutations associated with OFX resistance among clinical OFX mono-resistant MTB isolates from new and previously treated tuberculosis patients. METHODS: A total of 50 unrelated OFX mono-resistant MTB isolates were analyzed. For all isolates, the quinolone resistance determining regions of gyrA and gyrB were PCR amplified and sequenced...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306733/hypervirulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strain-triggers-necrotic-lung-pathology-associated-with-enhanced-recruitment-of-neutrophils-in-resistant-c57bl-6-mice
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Fabrício M Almeida, Thatiana L B Ventura, Eduardo P Amaral, Simone C M Ribeiro, Sanderson D Calixto, Marcelle R Manhães, Andreza L Rezende, Giliane S Souzal, Igor S de Carvalho, Elisangela C Silva, Juliana Azevedo da Silva, Eulógio C Q Carvalho, Afranio L Kritski, Elena B Lasunskaia
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that in most cases induces irreversible necrosis of lung tissue as a result of excessive inflammatory reactions. The murine model of TB in resistant C57BL/6 mice infected with reference Mtb strains is widely used in TB studies; however, these mice do not show a necrotic pathology, which restricts their use in studies of irreversible tissue damage. Recently, we demonstrated that necrotic lung lesions could be induced in the C57BL/6 mice by highly virulent Mtb strains belonging to the modern Beijing sublineage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304162/rational-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-heterocyclic-quinolones-targeting-the-respiratory-chain-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Weiqian David Hong, Peter D Gibbons, Suet C Leung, Richard Amewu, Paul A Stocks, Andrew Valentine Stachulski, Pedro C Horta, Maria Lurdes Santos Cristiano, Alison E Shone, Darren Moss, Alison Ardrey, Raman Sharma, Ashley J Warman, Paul T P Bedingfield, Nicholas E Fisher, Ghaith Aljayyoussi, Sally Mead, Maxine Caws, Neil G Berry, Stephen A Ward, Giancarlo A Biagini, Paul M O'Neill, Gemma Louise Nixon
A High-throughput screen (HTS) was undertaken against the respiratory chain dehydrogenase component, NADH:menaquinone oxidoreductase (Ndh) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). 11,000 compounds were selected for the HTS based on the known phenothiazine Ndh inhibitors, trifluoperazine and thioridazine. Combined HTS (11,000 compounds) and in-house screening of a limited number of quinolones (50 compounds) identified ~100 hits and four distinct chemotypes, the most promising of which contained the quinolone core...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303990/diagnostic-dilemma-of-granulomatous-inflammation-in-cancer-patients
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Azizullah Khan Dhiloo, Aun Raza, Naseem Akhtar, Waleed Zafar, Faisal Sultan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of granulomatous inflammation on histopathological findings amongst cancer patients and correlating them with tuberculosis. METHODS: The retrospective review was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised medical records of cancer patients with a histopathological finding of granulomatous inflammation between January 2010 and December 2015. Data was reviewed, including clinical history, availability of acid fast bacilli stain on tissue and mycobacterium tuberculosis culture results...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303834/trends-in-spoligotype-patterns-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-in-central-india
#17
Prabha Desikan, Devendra S Chauhan, Nikita Panwalkar, Pragya Sharma, Priyanka Yadav
This study aims to understand trends in spoligotype patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in Central India. Elucidation of these trends may provide baseline information to understand the transmission dynamics of strains of MTB in the region. Spoligotyping was carried out on 340 MTB strains isolated from clinical samples received from 2007 to 2011. The prevalence of ST26/CAS1_Del, ST11/EAI3_IND, ST288/CAS2, ST25/CAS1_Del and Beijing lineages showed waxing and waning trends. ST26/CAS1_Del and ST11/EAI3_IND lineages were consistently present and were predominant...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303814/spoligotype-defined-lineages-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-drug-resistance-merely-a-casual-correlation
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Nikita Panwalkar, Devendra S Chauhan, Prabha Desikan
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a major challenge to TB control strategy worldwide. Analysis of genetic polymorphism among drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) strains may help provide some insight into the transmission dynamics of these strains. Spoligotyping is a widely used technique to identify genetic polymorphism, based on 43 known spacers interspersed between direct repeat regions. Considerable work has been done in various parts of the world using this technique to identify and analyse the polymorphic nature of MTB...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298445/the-structure-and-function-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mazf-mt6-provides-insights-into-conserved-features-of-mazf-endonucleases
#19
Eric D Hoffer, Stacey J Miles, Christine M Dunham
Toxin-antitoxin systems are ubiquitous in prokaryotic and archaea genomes and regulate growth in response to stress. E. coli contains at least 36 putative toxin-antitoxin gene pairs, and some pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) have over 90 toxin-antitoxin operons. E. coli MazF cleaves free mRNA after encountering stress and nine Mtb MazF family members cleave mRNA, tRNA, or rRNA. Moreover, Mtb MazF-mt6 cleaves 23S rRNA Helix 70 to inhibit protein synthesis. The overall tertiary folds of these MazFs are predicted to be similar, therefore it is unclear how they recognize structurally distinct RNAs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288970/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cpn60-2-groel2-blocks-macrophage-apoptosis-via-interaction-with-mitochondrial-mortalin
#20
Sunil Joseph, Alex Yuen, Vijender Singh, Zakaria Hmama
Earlier studies suggested that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) proteins exported within the host macrophage play an essential role in tuberculosis pathogenesis. In fact, Mtb proteins interact with and deactivate key regulators of many macrophage functions such as phago-lysosome fusion and antigen presentation, resulting in the intracellular persistence of pathogenic mycobacteria. Cpn60.2 is an abundant Mtb chaperone protein, restricted to cell cytoplasm and surface, that was reported to be essential for bacterial growth...
March 13, 2017: Biology Open
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