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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756649/rnomic-identification-and-evaluation-of-npctb_6715-a-non-protein-coding-rna-gene-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Priyatharisni Kanniappan, Siti Aminah Ahmed, Ganeswrie Rajasekaram, Citartan Marimuthu, Ewe Seng Ch'ng, Li Pin Lee, Carsten A Raabe, Timofey S Rozhdestvensky, Thean Hock Tang
Technological advances in RNA biology greatly improved transcriptome profiling during the last two decades. Besides the discovery of many small RNAs (sRNA) that are involved in the physiological and pathophysiological regulation of various cellular circuits, it becomes evident that the corresponding RNA genes might also serve as potential biomarkers to monitor the progression of disease and treatment. sRNA gene candidate npcTB_6715 was previously identified via experimental RNomic (unpublished data), and we report its application as potential biomarker for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in patient samples...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723969/matrixlysis-an-improved-sample-preparation-method-for-recovery-of-mycobacteria-from-animal-tissue-material
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Christoph Leth, Ashok Varadharajan, Patrick Mester, Marlis Fischaleck, Peter Rossmanith, Friedrich Schmoll, Maria Fink
Mycobacterium caprae, a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, is the main causative agent of bovine tuberculosis in alpine regions. Bacterial culture is the gold standard in bovine tuberculosis diagnostic but takes up to twelve weeks. This increases the time and costs for stocks affected with bovine tuberculosis. Hence this study focused on the implementation of a fast and precise mycobacterial detection method and compared it with currently used methods. Matrix lysis is a chemical lysis using high concentrations of urea to solubilize bovine and red deer tissue and was used to detect even smallest amounts or non-visible lesions of mycobacteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719821/bcg-old-workhorse-new-skills
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REVIEW
M Gengenbacher, N E Nieuwenhuizen, She Kaufmann
Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the only tuberculosis (TB) vaccine in clinical practice, has limitations in efficacy, immunogenicity and safety. Much current TB vaccine research focuses on engineering live mycobacteria to interfere with phagosome biology and host intracellular pathways including apoptosis and autophagy, with candidates such as BCG Δzmp1, BCG ΔureC::hly, BCG::ESX-1(Mmar), Mtb ΔphoP ΔfadD26, Mtb ΔRD1 ΔpanCD and M. smegmatis Δesx-3::esx-3(Mtb) in the development pipeline. Correlates of protection in preclinical studies include increased central memory CD4(+) T cells and recruitment of antigen-specific T cells to the lungs, with mucosal vaccination found to be superior to parenteral vaccination...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709494/multiple-abdominal-abscesses-a-not-so-common-presentation-of-ntm
#4
Darshan K Bajaj, R A S Kushwaha, Anand Srivastava, Mona Asnani
Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria/Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTT) are ubiquitous organisms. They are acid fast bacilli often giving trouble to the physician to distinguish it from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These organisms are a menace for the treating physician as when to treat and when not to treat. They are often difficult to diagnose and may present in a variety of forms with propensity to cause number of infections of different body parts and organs. They are more common in immunocompromised individuals e...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696241/ethambutol-partitioning-in-tuberculous-pulmonary-lesions-explains-its-clinical-efficacy
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Matthew Zimmerman, Jodi Lestner, Brendan Prideaux, Paul O'Brien, Isabela Freedman, Chao Chen, Jillian Dietzold, Isaac Daudelin, Firat Kaya, Landry Blanc, Pei-Yu Chen, Steven Park, Padmini Salgame, Jansy Sarathy, Véronique Dartois
Clinical trials and practice have shown that ethambutol is an important component of the first line tuberculosis (TB) regime. This contrasts the drug's rather modest potency and lack of activity against non-growing persister mycobacteria. The standard plasma-based pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic profile of ethambutol suggests that the drug may be of limited clinical value. Here we hypothesized that this apparent contradiction may be explained by favorable penetration of the drug into TB lesions. First we utilized novel in vitro lesion pharmacokinetic assays and predicted good penetration of the drug into lesions...
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693908/pathology-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-facts-misconceptions-and-practical-tips-for-pathologists
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REVIEW
Deepali Jain, Subha Ghosh, Lucileia Teixeira, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay
Most pathologists are familiar with the microscopic features of tuberculosis and the need to examine special stains for acid-fast bacteria (AFB) in cases of granulomatous lung disease. However, misconceptions do exist, including the concept that finding AFB in "caseating granulomas" confirms the diagnosis of tuberculosis. This dogma is attributable to the high prevalence of tuberculosis in many countries, as well as unfamiliarity with the microscopic spectrum of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease. This review aims to provide surgical pathologists with practical tips to identify AFB, illustrate the histologic overlap between pulmonary tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, and highlight the importance of cultures in this setting...
June 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659320/development-of-a-one-step-multiplex-pcr-assay-for-differential-detection-of-major-mycobacterium-species
#7
Hansong Chae, Seung Jung Han, Su Young Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Hee Jae Huh, Dongeun Yong, Won-Jung Koh, Sung Jae Shin
The prevalence of tuberculosis continues to be high, and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has also emerged worldwide. Moreover, differential and accurate identification of mycobacteria to the species or subspecies level is an unmet clinical need. Here, we developed a one-step multiplex PCR assay using whole-genome analysis and bioinformatics to identify novel molecular targets. The aims of this assay were to: 1) discriminate between the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and NTM using rv0577 or RD750; 2) differentiate M...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646932/bcg-a-throwback-from-the-stone-age-of-vaccines-opened-the-path-for-bladder-cancer-immunotherapy
#8
Alvaro Morales
INTRODUCTION: It is 40 years since the initial documentation of the efficacy of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in the management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and probably an opportune a time as any to retrace the origins of this development and to reflect on the progress that has occurred on the use of immune modifiers in the treatment of NMIBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search for publications on the history of BCG was conducted, and those related to the development of the vaccine for protection against tuberculosis as well as those published in the last 40 years related to its use for treatment for NMIBC were selected for review...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633695/how-should-discordance-between-molecular-and-growth-based-assays-for-rifampicin-resistance-be-investigated
#9
S Hofmann-Thiel, H Hoffmann, D Hillemann, L Rigouts, A Van Deun, K Kranzer
Molecular tests to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and genetic polymorphisms in the rpoB gene conferring resistance to rifampicin (RMP) have become integral parts of tuberculosis diagnostics worldwide. These assays are often performed sequentially or in parallel to phenotypic drug susceptibility testing. Discordances between molecular and phenotypic tests invariably occur. Root causes range from pre-, post- and analytic errors to co-existence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, silent mutations, mutations outside the 81 base-pair RMP resistance-determining region, non-canonical mutations conferring increased minimal inhibitory concentrations below the critical concentration in some phenotypic drug susceptibility tests, and heteroresistance...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627431/evaluation-of-the-quantamatrix-multiplexed-assay-platform-system-for-simultaneous-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-the-rifampicin-resistance-gene-using-cultured-mycobacteria
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Hye-Young Wang, Young Uh, Seoyong Kim, Tae-Sun Shim, Hyeyoung Lee
BACKGROUND: The differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) from non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is of primary importance for infection control and the selection of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Up to date data on rifampicin (RIF)-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is essential for the early management of multidrug-resistant TB. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a newly developed multiplexed, bead-based bioassay (Quantamatrix Multiplexed Assay Platform, QMAP) for the rapid differentiation of 23 Mycobacterium species including MTBC and RIF-resistant strains...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625141/bedaquiline-a-new-hope-for-shorter-and-better-anti-tuberculosis-regimens
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Niccolò Riccardi, Filippo Del Puente, Federica Magnè, Lucia Taramasso, Antonio Di Biagio
In 2014, an estimated 1.8 million people died from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB); moreover, 680,000 people developed multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Currently available anti-MDR and XDR regimens are long-lasting and expensive, need high adherence and are undermined by a high frequency of adverse drug events, thus leading to a low success rate; moreover, in the last 50 years only two new molecules, bedaquiline (BDQ) and delamanid, have been approved and released for treatment of MDR-TB. BDQ is a diarylquinoline anti-mycobacterial drug, active regardless the state of MTB; in fact, its efficacy is conserved against replicating and non-replicating bacilli, despite extracellular or intracellular location...
June 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610792/quantitative-and-qualitative-inkt-repertoire-associations-with-disease-susceptibility-and-outcome-in-macaque-tuberculosis-infection
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Andrew Chancellor, Andrew White, Anna S Tocheva, Joe R Fenn, Mike Dennis, Liku Tezera, Akul Singhania, Tim Elliott, Marc Tebruegge, Paul Elkington, Stephan Gadola, Sally Sharpe, Salah Mansour
Correlates of immune protection that reliably predict vaccine efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection are urgently needed. Invariant NKT cells (iNKTs) are CD1d-dependent innate T cells that augment host antimicrobial immunity through production of cytokines, including interferon (IFN)-γ and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. We determined peripheral blood iNKT numbers, their proliferative responses and iNKT subset proportions after in vitro antigen expansion by α-galactosylceramide (αGC) in a large cohort of mycobacteria-naïve non-human primates, and macaques from Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and Mtb challenge studies...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610788/evaluation-of-antigen-specific-interleukin-1%C3%AE-as-a-biomarker-to-detect-cattle-infected-with-mycobacterium-bovis
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Mahmoud M Elnaggar, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Alaa Elsisy, Asmaa H Mahmoud, Abdelrazeq Shyboub, Martina Sester, Samy A Khaliel, Mahavir Singh, Helmy A Torky, William C Davis
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major world-wide health problem that has been difficult to control, due to the lack of an effective vaccine and limited ability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the ancillary whole blood interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assay (IGRA) to detect all infected animals. A 6 h cytokine flow cytometric IFN-γ (CFC) assay was developed in effort to overcome these limitations and expand methods for studying the mechanisms of bTB immunopathogenesis. The present study was conducted to evaluate IL-1β as a biomarker to use in conjunction with the IFN-γ CFC assay to improve the diagnostic accuracy for bTB...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604333/performance-of-the-quantamatrix-multiplexed-assay-platform-system-for-the-differentiation-and-identification-of-mycobacterium-species
#14
Hye-Young Wang, Young Uh, Seoyong Kim, Hyeyoung Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a new diagnostic multiplexed bead-based bioassay (Quantamatrix Multiplexed Assay Platform; QMAP) system with shape-encoded silica microparticles for the rapid and accurate detection and identification of 23 mycobacterial species/groups, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). METHODOLOGY: A total of 295 mycobacterial clinical isolates cultured from respiratory specimens were used for identification of MTBC and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) using the QMAP system and the results were confirmed with PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the rpoB gene, rpoB sequence analysis and PCR-reverse blot hybridization assay (REBA)...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599677/dry-heat-inactivation-of-mycobacterium-canettii
#15
Djaltou Aboubaker Osman, Eric Garnotel, Michel Drancourt
OBJECTIVE: "Mycobacterium canettii" is responsible for non-transmissible lymph node and pulmonary tuberculosis in persons exposed in the Horn of Africa. In the absence of direct human transmission, contaminated water and foodstuffs could be sources of contamination. We investigated the dry-heat inactivation of "M. canettii" alone and mixed into mock-infected foodstuffs by inoculating agar cylinders and milk with 10(4) colony-forming units of "M. canettii" CIPT140010059 and two "M. canettii" clinical strains with Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv as a control...
June 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588774/solitary-pulmonary-caseating-granulomas-a-5-year-retrospective-single-center-analysis
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Hidehiro Watanabe, Tomonori Uruma, Ikuo Seita, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Yusuke Watanabe, Ayaka Tsukimori, Yoshiteru Haga, Shinji Fukushima, Akihiro Sato, Itaru Nakamura, Tetsuya Matsumoto
Solitary pulmonary caseating granulomas (SPCGs) are a characteristic type of tuberculomas associated with infection with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and other microbes; however, their significance remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with SPCGs in terms of diagnosis, presence of lung cancer and treatment status. A retrospective analysis of 17 immunocompetent patients with histopathologically confirmed caseating granulomas after undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was conducted at our center between 2011 and 2015...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587935/human-antimicrobial-peptides-in-ocular-surface-defense
#17
REVIEW
Imran Mohammed, Dalia G Said, Harminder S Dua
Sight depends on the passage of light through the transparent cornea and being focused on the fovea. Its exposed position renders it vulnerable to microbial infection. The cornea has developed a wide array of defense mechanisms against infection, of which endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are key. AMPs are essentially small molecular weight cationic peptides with a wide range of activity against virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Some proteins such as RNases and S100As are also included in this group...
June 3, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574017/line-probe-assay-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-an-experience-from-central-india
#18
Prabha Desikan, Nikita Panwalkar, Shaina Beg Mirza, Aparna Chaturvedi, Kudsia Ansari, Reeta Varathe, Manju Chourey, Pradeep Kumar, Manoj Pandey
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex may sometimes not be detected in sputum samples of suspected multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients by line probe assay (LPA) even though they are smear positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB). This retrospective analysis was attempted to understand and document our experience with LPA for detection of M. tuberculosis complex and diagnosis of MDR-TB under programmatic conditions. METHODS: One thousand two hundred and ninety four sputum samples of MDR-TB suspects that were smear positive for AFB, and received from February to November 2013, were tested by LPA for the presence of M...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569798/deletion-of-a-mycobacterial-divisome-factor-collapses-single-cell-phenotypic-heterogeneity
#19
E Hesper Rego, Rebecca E Audette, Eric J Rubin
Microorganisms are often studied as populations but the behaviour of single, individual cells can have important consequences. For example, tuberculosis, caused by the bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, requires months of antibiotic therapy even though the bulk of the bacterial population dies rapidly. Shorter courses lead to high rates of relapse because subpopulations of bacilli can survive despite being genetically identical to those that are easily killed. In fact, mycobacteria create variability each time a cell divides, producing daughter cells with different sizes and growth rates...
June 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550962/hiv-and-mycobacteria
#20
REVIEW
Gary W Procop
The importance of mycobacteria as opportunistic pathogens, particularly members of the M. avium complex (MAC), in patients with progressive HIV infection was recognized early in the AIDS epidemic. It took longer to appreciate the global impact and devastation that would result from the deadly synergy that exists between HIV and M. tuberculosis. This HIV/M. tuberculosis co-pandemic is ongoing and claiming millions of lives every year. In addition to MAC, a number of other non-tuberculous mycobacteria have been recognized as opportunistic pathogens in HIV-infected individuals; some of these are more commonly encountered (e...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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