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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909634/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-lymphadenitis-a-case-report
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Amanda M Krantz, Meera Varnam, Cristina Fernandez
Atypical mycobacteria, also known as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) includes acid-fast bacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis. NTM can be isolated from a variety of environmental sources including water, food products, domestic animals, and soil; human exposure is typically from soil to the oral cavity and respiratory tract. Diagnosis of NTM is suspected in children less than five years old with subacute, unilateral, non-tender cervicofacial lymphadenitis in combination with a history of water exposure, penetrating injection, as well as negative routine cultures or response to antistaphylococcal and antistreptococcal antibiotics...
October 25, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876877/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-myco-f-lytic-system-mgit960-system-and-lowenstein-jensen-medium-for-recovery-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-sterile-body-fluids
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Guirong Wang, Xinting Yang, Junping Zhu, Weijie Dong, Mailing Huang, Guanglu Jiang, Liping Zhao, Sibing Qin, Xiaoyou Chen, Hairong Huang
The diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is challenging due to non-specific symptoms, invasive approach for specimen collection and most importantly, the paucibacillary status. The objective of this assay was to evaluate the efficacy of Myco/F lytic system, BACTEC Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) 960 system and Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) medium for recovery of bacilli from sterile body fluids. 214 specimens (114 pleural fluid and 100 pus) from clinically diagnosed EPTB patients were collected and subjected to Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) smear microscopy, L-J culture, MGIT 960 culture and Myco/F lytic culture...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866220/molecular-basis-of-mycobacterial-survival-in-macrophages
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REVIEW
Jane Atesoh Awuh, Trude Helen Flo
Macrophages play an essential role in the immune system by ingesting and degrading invading pathogens, initiating an inflammatory response and instructing adaptive immune cells, and resolving inflammation to restore homeostasis. More interesting is the fact that some bacteria have evolved to use macrophages as a natural habitat and tools of spread in the host, e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and some non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Mtb is considered one of humanity's most successful pathogens and is the causal agent of tuberculosis, while NTMs cause opportunistic infections all of which are of significant public health concern...
November 19, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831584/the-development-of-small-molecule-modulators-for-clpp-protease-activity
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REVIEW
Fei Ye, Jiahui Li, Cai-Guang Yang
The global spread of antibiotic resistance among important human pathogens emphasizes the need to find new antibacterial drugs with a novel mode of action. The ClpP protease has been shown to demonstrate its pivotal importance to both the survival and the virulence of pathogenic bacteria during host infection. Deregulating ClpP activity either through overactivation or inhibition could lead to antibacterial activity, declaiming the dual molecular mechanism for small-molecule modulation. Recently, natural products acyldepsipeptides (ADEPs) have been identified as a new class of antibiotics that activate ClpP to a dysfunctional state in the absence of cognate ATPases...
November 10, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828618/a-decade-trend-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-brazil
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Valdes Roberto Bollela, Fernanda Guioti Puga, Maria Janete Moya, Mauro Andrea, Maria de Lourdes Viude Oliveira
The aim of this retrospective study was to review all the notified cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in São Paulo State (Brazil), as well as to describe and discuss the clinical, microbiological and radiologic aspects in a single reference center, within the same state, from 2000 to 2012. There were 1,097 notifications of MDR-TB in São Paulo State over this period, 70% affecting men aged on average 38 years (10-77). There was a significant fall in the MDR-TB mortality rate from 30% to 8% (2000-2003 versus 2009-2012)...
November 3, 2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826888/non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-classification-diagnostics-and-therapy
#6
I Porvaznik, I Solovič, J Mokrý
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are species other than those belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and do not cause leprosy. NTM are generally free-living organisms that are ubiquitous in the environment. There have been more than 140 NTM species identified to-date. They can cause a wide range of infections, with pulmonary infections being the most frequent (65-90 %). There is growing evidence that the incidence of NTM lung diseases and associated hospitalizations are on the rise, mainly in regions with a low prevalence of tuberculosis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820797/non-classical-transpeptidases-yield-insight-into-new-antibacterials
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Pankaj Kumar, Amit Kaushik, Evan P Lloyd, Shao-Gang Li, Rohini Mattoo, Nicole C Ammerman, Drew T Bell, Alexander L Perryman, Trevor A Zandi, Sean Ekins, Stephan L Ginell, Craig A Townsend, Joel S Freundlich, Gyanu Lamichhane
Bacterial survival requires an intact peptidoglycan layer, a three-dimensional exoskeleton that encapsulates the cytoplasmic membrane. Historically, the final steps of peptidoglycan synthesis are known to be carried out by D,D-transpeptidases, enzymes that are inhibited by the β-lactams, which constitute >50% of all antibacterials in clinical use. Here, we show that the carbapenem subclass of β-lactams are distinctly effective not only because they inhibit D,D-transpeptidases and are poor substrates for β-lactamases, but primarily because they also inhibit non-classical transpeptidases, namely the L,D-transpeptidases, which generate the majority of linkages in the peptidoglycan of mycobacteria...
November 7, 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808247/clinical-significance-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-isolated-from-respiratory-specimens-in-a-chinese-tuberculosis-tertiary-care-center
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Hongfei Duan, Xiqin Han, Qingfeng Wang, Jing Wang, Jun Wang, Naihui Chu, Hairong Huang
The clinical relevance of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been reported to be different dramatically by species or by regions, however, no such evaluation has been performed in China.A retrospective study was performed in Beijing Chest Hospital. All the NTM strains isolated from respiratory specimens in the past 5 years, and patients' clinical records (symptoms and radiographic information etc.) were investigated. The clinical relevance was evaluated according to the criteria recommended by the American Thoracic society...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808041/bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination-at-birth-effects-on-early-childhood-infections-growth-and-development
#9
Jesper Kjærgaard
The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG), which is used to protect against tuberculosis, has been associated with a variety of other effects since it was developed almost 100 years ago. Most notably, observational studies and randomized clinical trials from low-income countries indicate that it protects against unrelated infections, i.e. a so-called non-specific effect. The Danish Calmette Study was conducted to study these effects in a high-income population. The immune response to BCG is not fully understood but involves a pro-inflammatory profiling of the immune system, also when exposed to unrelated pathogens...
November 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794209/microrna-in-innate-immunity-and-autophagy-during-mycobacterial-infection
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REVIEW
Jin Kyung Kim, Tae Sung Kim, Joyoti Basu, Eun-Kyeong Jo
The fine-tuning of innate immune responses is an important aspect of host defenses against mycobacteria. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small non-coding RNAs, play essential roles in regulating multiple biological pathways including innate host defenses against various infections. Accumulating evidence shows that many miRNAs regulate the complex interplay between mycobacterial survival strategies and host innate immune pathways. Recent studies have contributed to understanding the role of miRNAs, the levels of which can be modulated by mycobacterial infection, in tuning host autophagy to control bacterial survival and innate effector function...
October 29, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782812/real-time-pcr-for-the-rapid-identification-and-drug-susceptibility-of-mycobacteria-present-in-bronchial-washings
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Thilini Piushani Keerthirathne, Dhammika Nayoma Magana-Arachchi, Dushantha Madegedara, Suneth Sithumini Sooriyapathirana
BACKGROUND: Mycobacteria have a spectrum of virulence and different susceptibilities to antibiotics. Distinguishing mycobacterial species is vital as patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections present clinical features that are similar to those of patients with tuberculosis. Thus, rapid differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from NTM is critical to administer appropriate treatment. Hence the aim of the study was to rapid identification of mycobacterial species present in bronchial washings using multiplex real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and to determine the drug susceptibility in identified mycobacterial species...
October 26, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774438/experimental-models-of-foamy-macrophages-and-approaches-for-dissecting-the-mechanisms-of-lipid-accumulation-and-consumption-during-dormancy-and-reactivation-of-tuberculosis
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Pierre Santucci, Feriel Bouzid, Nabil Smichi, Isabelle Poncin, Laurent Kremer, Chantal De Chastellier, Michel Drancourt, Stéphane Canaan
Despite a slight decline since 2014, tuberculosis (TB) remains the major deadly infectious disease worldwide with about 1.5 million deaths each year and with about one-third of the population being latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of TB. During primo-infection, the recruitment of immune cells leads to the formation of highly organized granulomas. Among the different cells, one outstanding subpopulation is the foamy macrophage (FM), characterized by the abundance of triacylglycerol-rich lipid bodies (LB)...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757105/mycobacteria-clumping-increase-their-capacity-to-damage-macrophages
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Cecilia Brambilla, Marta Llorens-Fons, Esther Julián, Estela Noguera-Ortega, Cristina Tomàs-Martínez, Miriam Pérez-Trujillo, Thomas F Byrd, Fernando Alcaide, Marina Luquin
The rough morphotypes of non-tuberculous mycobacteria have been associated with the most severe illnesses in humans. This idea is consistent with the fact that Mycobacterium tuberculosis presents a stable rough morphotype. Unlike smooth morphotypes, the bacilli of rough morphotypes grow close together, leaving no spaces among them and forming large aggregates (clumps). Currently, the initial interaction of macrophages with clumps remains unclear. Thus, we infected J774 macrophages with bacterial suspensions of rough morphotypes of M...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755980/influence-of-iron-deprivation-on-virulence-traits-of-mycobacteria
#14
Rahul Pal, Saif Hameed, Sharda Sharma, Zeeshan Fatima
Novel strategies to combat the ever increasing burden of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) causing tuberculosis (TB) remains a global concern. The ability of MTB to sense and adapt to restricted iron conditions in the hostile environment is essential for their survival and confers the basis of their success as dreadful pathogen. The striking and clinically relevant virulence trait of MTB is its ability to form biofilms and adhere to the host cells. The present study elucidated the effect of iron deprivation on biofilm formation and cell adherence of Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic surrogate of MTB...
October 15, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733630/evaluation-of-the-abbott-realtime-mtb-and-realtime-mtb-inh-rif-assays-for-direct-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-and-resistance-markers-in-respiratory-and-extra-pulmonary-specimens
#15
Sabine Hofmann-Thiel, Nikolay Molodtsov, Uladzimir Antonenka, Harald Hoffmann
Abbott RealTime MTB (RT MTB) is a new automated nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) in clinical specimens. In combination with RealTime MTB INH/RIF Resistance (RT MTB INH/RIF), which can be applied to RT MTB positive specimens as add-on assay, the tests also indicate genetic markers of resistance to isoniazid and rifampicin. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of RT MTB using different types of respiratory and extra-pulmonary specimens and to compare performance characteristics directly with the FluoroType MTB assay...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725047/high-correlation-of-clinical-criteria-in-the-diagnosis-of-drug-resistant-tb-and-prevalence-of-ofloxacin-resistance
#16
R Kumar, R Garg, S Kant, S K Verma, R A S Kushwaha, S Kumar, A Jain
OBJECTIVE: To study the drug resistance profile of patients with suspected multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted among patients with suspected MDR-TB attending the Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India, from August 2014 to April 2015. Sputum samples obtained from 50 such patients were subjected to drug susceptibility testing against first- and second-line drugs...
October 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717784/the-prevalence-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-in-mainland-china-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Xia Yu, Pengnian Liu, Guan Liu, Liping Zhao, Yanjie Hu, Guomei Wei, Jingjing Luo, Hairong Huang
Despite increasing attention towards the non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases, the overall epidemiological information remains unavailable for China. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using data of 105 qualified publications from Chinese mainland. The assay demonstrated that the prevalence of NTM infections among tuberculosis suspects was 6.3% (5.4%-7.4%) in mainland, while the Southeastern region had the highest NTM prevalence at 8.6% (7.1%-10.5%). In Northern China, slow growing mycobacteria (SGM) consistituted 63...
December 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714279/lipid-structure-influences-the-ability-of-glucose-monocorynomycolate-to-signal-through-mincle
#18
Phillip L van der Peet, Masahiro Nagata, Sayali Shah, Jonathan M White, Sho Yamasaki, Spencer J Williams
Mincle (macrophage-inducible C-type lectin) is a C-type lectin receptor that provides the capacity for immune sensing of a range of pathogen- and commensal-derived glycolipids. Mincle can recognize mycolic and/or corynomycolic acid esters of trehalose, glycerol and glucose from mycobacteria and corynebacteria. While simple straight-chain long fatty acids (e.g. behenic acid) can substitute for mycolic acid on trehalose and glycerol and maintain robust signalling through Mincle, glucose monobehenate has been reported to be much less active than glucose monocorynomycolate (GMCM)...
October 4, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688977/chromosomal-rearrangements-and-protein-globularity-changes-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-from-cerebrospinal-fluid
#19
Seow Hoon Saw, Joon Liang Tan, Xin Yue Chan, Kok Gan Chan, Yun Fong Ngeow
BACKGROUND: Meningitis is a major cause of mortality in tuberculosis (TB). It is not clear what factors promote central nervous system invasion and pathology but it has been reported that certain strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) might have genetic traits associated with neurotropism. METHODS: In this study, we generated whole genome sequences of eight clinical strains of Mtb that were isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients presenting with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in Malaysia, and compared them to the genomes of H37Rv and other respiratory Mtb genomes either downloaded from public databases or extracted from local sputum isolates...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687825/fluorescent-quantitative-pcr-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-tissue-sections-from-granulomatous-lesions-retrieved-using-edta
#20
Xuzhou Wang, Feilai Xie, Qiaoling Zheng, Xingfeng Qi, Min Li, Xiaoling Zhou, Zhiyong Zheng
AIMS: This study aimed to use EDTA to retrieve paraffin-embedded tissue sections of inflammatory granulomatous lesions and increase the detection rate of tuberculosis (TB)/non-tuberculous mycobacteria. Due to the influence of chemical reagents during the fixation process, the amplification of fluorescent quantitative PCR was blocked after DNA extraction, and the results were not ideal. METHODS: Special staining technologies (acid-fast and Auramine O) and fluorescent quantitative PCR were used to detect TB/non-tuberculous mycobacteria in 125 cases of inflammatory granulomatous lesions in paraffin-embedded tissue sections with and without EDTA retrieval...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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