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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134263/diminished-susceptibility-of-african-americans-to-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-disease
#1
Jerome M Reich, Jong S Kim
The incidence of three granulomatous response diseases-sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease-differ markedly in African-Americans versus Caucasians. In reviewing a large compendium of non-cystic-fibrosis bronchiectasis, we noted that complicating infection with non-tuberculous mycobacteria was relatively infrequent among individuals of African-American descent, confirming previous observations of their inherent resistance. Disease-specific variance among African-Americans in the efficacy of their granulomatous response suggests a nexus, a mediating, immunological mechanism...
November 13, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124568/pkng-supports-mycobacterial-adaptation-in-acidic-environment
#2
Ruchi Paroha, Rashmi Chourasia, Rajesh Mondal, Shivendra K Chaurasiya
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), causative agent of human tuberculosis (TB), has the remarkable ability to adapt to the hostile environment inside host cells. Eleven eukaryotic like serine-threonine protein kinases (STPKs) are present in Mtb. Protein kinase G (PknG) has been shown to promote mycobacterial survival inside host cells. A homolog of PknG is also present in Mycobacterium smegmatis (MS), a fast grower, non-pathogenic mycobacterium. In the present study, we have analyzed the role of PknG in mycobacteria during exposure to acidic environment...
November 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109708/differential-identification-of-mycobacterial-species-using-high-resolution-melting-analysis
#3
Azar D Khosravi, Mohammad Hashemzadeh, Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki, Ali Teimoori
Infections caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing wordwide. Due to the difference in treatment of NTM infections and tuberculosis, rapid species identification of mycobacterial clinical isolates is necessary for the effective management of mycobacterial diseases treatment and their control strategy. In this study, a cost-effective technique, real-time PCR coupled with high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis, was developed for the differentiation of Mycobacterial species using a novel rpoBC sequence...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107333/granzyme-b-disrupts-central-metabolism-and-protein-synthesis-in-bacteria-to-promote-an-immune-cell-death-program
#4
Farokh Dotiwala, Sumit Sen Santara, Andres Ariel Binker-Cosen, Bo Li, Sriram Chandrasekaran, Judy Lieberman
Human cytotoxic lymphocytes kill intracellular microbes. The cytotoxic granule granzyme proteases released by cytotoxic lymphocytes trigger oxidative bacterial death by disrupting electron transport, generating superoxide anion and inactivating bacterial oxidative defenses. However, they also cause non-oxidative cell death because anaerobic bacteria are also killed. Here, we use differential proteomics to identify granzyme B substrates in three unrelated bacteria: Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Mycobacteria tuberculosis...
November 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072097/antimycobacterial-activity-of-nitrogen-heterocycles-derivatives-7-pyridine-4-yl-indolizine-derivatives-part-vii-8-12
#5
Anda-Mihaela Olaru, Violeta Vasilache, Ramona Danac, Ionel I Mangalagiu
A series of 13 compounds having a monoindolizine mono-salt skeleton was designed and synthesised in order to evaluate their antimycobacterial activity. The synthesis is efficient, involving only three steps: two alkylations and one 3 + 2 dipolar cycloaddition. The antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv grown under aerobic conditions was evaluated, eight compounds showing a very good antimycobacterial activity. SAR correlation reveals a certain influence of the R substituent from the para position of benzoyl moiety at position 3 of indolizine...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062247/frequency-of-mycobacterium-bovis-and-mycobacteria-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
#6
Ezgi Ulusoy, Neslihan Edeer Karaca, Güzide Aksu, Cengiz Çavuşoğlu, Necil Kütükçüler
AIM: Susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases is observed in some primary immunodeficiency diseases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate mycobacterial infections in primary immunodeficiency diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients under follow-up by Ege University Pediatric Immunology Department for severe combined and combined immunodeficiencies, interleukin 12/ interferon gamma receptor deficiency, nuclear factor kappa-beta essential modulator deficiency and chronic granulomatosis disease were evaluated retrospectively in terms of the frequency and characteristics of mycobacterial infections using a questionnaire form for demographic properties, clinical features and laboratory tests...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030167/turnaround-time-of-whole-genome-sequencing-for-mycobacterial-identification-and-drug-susceptibility-testing-in-routine-practice
#7
Ioana D Olaru, Hemu Patel, Katharina Kranzer, Nelun Perera
OBJECTIVES: Until recently whole genome sequencing (WGS) for mycobacteria has been restricted mostly to the research setting. However, in 2017 Public Health England has implemented WGS for routine mycobacterial identification and susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of this change on the laboratory turnaround times and availability of results. METHODS: Over the years 2016 and 2017, the period January 1(st) to April 30(th) was selected to represent before and after implementation of WGS...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990320/non-tuberculosis-mycobacterium-speciation-using-hplc-under-revised-national-tb-control-programme-rntcp-in-india
#8
George Sebastian, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Telagi Vishwanatha, Mamatha Voderhobli, Narayana Vijayalakshmi, Prahlad Kumar
AIMS: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in nature. The data on prevalence of NTM under the RNTCP is scarce. Many NTM species have clinical significance, and hence their identification and speciation are important. METHODS AND RESULT: It is a cross-sectional study conducted at the five RNTCP accredited culture and drug susceptibility testing (CDST) laboratory. The culture isolates from AFB positive but Immunochromatographic test negative samples were taken for identification and speciation using HPLC...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955344/what-have-we-learnt-about-bcg-vaccination-in-the-last-20%C3%A2-years
#9
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Hazel M Dockrell, Steven G Smith
A number of new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines have been or are entering clinical trials, which include genetically modified mycobacteria, mycobacterial antigens delivered by viral vectors, or mycobacterial antigens in adjuvant. Some of these vaccines aim to replace the existing BCG vaccine but others will be given as a boosting vaccine following BCG vaccination given soon after birth. It is clear that the existing BCG vaccines provide incomplete and variable protection against pulmonary TB. This review will discuss what we have learnt over the last 20 years about how the BCG vaccine induces specific and non-specific immunity, what factors influence the immune responses induced by BCG, and progress toward identifying correlates of immunity against TB from BCG vaccination studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955082/identification-of-tbc-using-mtp-64-protein-and-cord-formation
#10
Abdul Mannan, Shagufta Iram, Adeel Ahmad, Shahida Hussain, Bilal Munir Ahmad
Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The genus Mycobacterium comprises over 150 species. Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria are the cause of opportunistic infections and frequently presents with similar clinical features like tuberculosis so species identification is important for management. The current study was designed for presumptive diagnosis of MTB by detecting MPT 64 and Cord formation and the sensitivity and specificity of Cord Formation in MGIT positive samples...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933243/drug-targets-in-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-can-the-conquest-against-tuberculosis-become-a-reality
#11
Vivek Kumar Gupta, M Madhan Kumar, Dharmendra Singh, Deepa Bisht, Shweta Sharma
Targeting M. tuberculosis (Mtb) in latent form of infection is a major obstacle and big challenge in tuberculosis (TB) eradication by current chemotherapy. A better understanding of the physiology of Mtb and of the metabolic state of the bacillus during the dormancy, is a primary need in finding drug targets against non replicating persistent (NRP) form of the Mtb. Identification of potential drug targets against dormant state of Mtb is critically important to achieve the goal of complete eradication for shortening of anti-TB therapy...
September 21, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931915/non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolated-from-pulmonary-samples-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
#12
Catherine Okoi, Suzanne T B Anderson, Martin Antonio, Sarah N Mulwa, Florian Gehre, Ifedayo M O Adetifa
Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa is not as well described as for pulmonary tuberculosis. Earlier reviews of global NTM epidemiology only included subject-level data from one sub-Saharan Africa country. We systematically reviewed the literature and searched PubMed, Embase, Popline, OVID and Africa Wide Information for articles on prevalence and clinical relevance of NTM detection in pulmonary samples in sub-Saharan Africa. We applied the American Thoracic Society/Infectious Disease Society of America criteria to differentiate between colonisation and disease...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919618/molecular-detection-and-differentiation-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-in-the-clinical-specimens-by-real-time-pcr
#13
M M Rahman, M R Rahim, A Khaled, T A Nasir, F Nasrin, M A Hasan
Mycobacteria are subdivided into three groups: the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the non-tuberculous mycobacteria called NTM or MOTT (Mycobacteria Other Than Tuberculosis) and Mycobacterium leprae. Over the past few decades, the incidence of infections caused by NTM has increased world wide. The differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from NTM is of primary importance for infection control and choice of antimicrobial therapy. However, there is so far no report in Bangladesh about the detection of NTM and hence differentiation of MTB and NTM...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919416/identification-of-eukaryotic-udp-galactopyranose-mutase-inhibitors-using-the-thermofad-assay
#14
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 with NADPH...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917089/the-trehalose-specific-transporter-lpqy-sugabc-is-required-for-antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-activity-of-trehalose-analogues-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
#15
Jeffrey M Wolber, Bailey L Urbanek, Lisa M Meints, Brent F Piligian, Irene C Lopez-Casillas, Kailey M Zochowski, Peter J Woodruff, Benjamin M Swarts
Mycobacteria, including the bacterial pathogen that causes human tuberculosis, possess distinctive pathways for synthesizing and utilizing the non-mammalian disaccharide trehalose. Trehalose metabolism is essential for mycobacterial viability and has been linked to in vitro biofilm formation, which may bear relevance to in vivo drug tolerance. Previous research has shown that some trehalose analogues bearing modifications at the 6-position inhibit growth of various mycobacterial species. In this work, 2-, 5-, and 6-position-modified trehalose analogues were synthesized using our previously reported one-step chemoenzymatic method and shown to inhibit growth and biofilm formation in the two-to three-digit micromolar range in Mycobacterium smegmatis...
October 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893193/light-emitting-diode-fluorescent-microscopy-and-xpert-mtb-rif%C3%A2-assay-for-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-patients-attending-ambo-hospital-west-central-ethiopia
#16
Alemu Gadissa Gelalcha, Abebaw Kebede, Hassen Mamo
BACKGROUND: The relatively simple and cheaper light-emitting diode fluorescent microscopy (LED-FM) was recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to replace the conventional tuberculosis (TB) microscopy in both high- and low-volume laboratories. More recently the WHO also endorsed one more technique, Xpert MTB/RIF® assay (Xpert), for improved TB diagnosis particularly among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cases. However, the relative performance of both of these tools differs from setting to setting in reference to the conventional TB diagnostics...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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
#17
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/28879160/performance-of-xpert-%C3%A2-mtb-rif-among-tuberculosis-outpatients-in-lilongwe-malawi
#18
Tarsizio Chikaonda, Nelson Nguluwe, Brian Barnett, Runa H Gokhale, Robert Krysiak, Isaac Thengolose, Nora E Rosenberg, Christopher Stanley, James Mpunga, Irving F Hoffman, Mina Hosseinipour, Lesley Scott, Wendy Stevens
BACKGROUND: Xpert(®) MTB/RIF is a molecular test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. It is considered to be a great advance over smear microscopy and culture. However, there is very little information regarding the performance characteristics of Xpert MTB/RIF in Malawi. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in a Malawian setting. METHODS: Stored sputum pellets were processed on Xpert MTB/RIF between June 2012 and May 2014...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879157/evaluation-of-the-sd-bioline-tb-ag-mpt64-test-for-identification-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-from-liquid-cultures-in-southwestern-uganda
#19
Patrick Orikiriza, Dan Nyehangane, Daniel Atwine, John J Kisakye, Kennedy Kassaza, Juliet-Mwanga Amumpaire, Yap Boum
BACKGROUND: To confirm presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, some tuberculosis culture laboratories still rely on para-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB), a traditional technique that requires sub-culturing of clinical isolates and two to three weeks to give results. Rapid identification tests have improved turnaround times for mycobacterial culture results. Considering the challenges of the PNB method, we assessed the performance of the SD Bioline TB Ag MPT64 assay by using PNB as gold standard to detect M...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873466/rational-design-of-drug-like-compounds-targeting-mycobacterium-marinum-melf-protein
#20
Renu Dharra, Sakshi Talwar, Yogesh Singh, Rani Gupta, Jeffrey D Cirillo, Amit K Pandey, Mahesh Kulharia, Promod K Mehta
The mycobacterial mel2 locus (mycobacterial enhanced infection locus, Rv1936-1941) is Mycobacterium marinum and M. tuberculosis specific, which can withstand reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) induced stress. A library of over a million compounds was screened using in silico virtual ligand screening (VLS) to identify inhibitors against the modeled structure of MelF protein expressed by melF of mel2 locus so that M. marinum's ability to withstand ROS/RNS stress could be reduced...
2017: PloS One
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