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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096229/disseminated-melioidosis-in-the-head-and-neck
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Tze Ling Loh, Sergios Latis, Graeme Crossland, Hemi Patel
A 35-year-old man was admitted to an intensive care unit with unilateral facial swelling and septic shock after multiple presentations to the emergency department with non-specific unilateral pain over the parotid area. A CT scan of his neck showed diffuse right-sided facial soft tissue infection, mastoid effusion and temporal lobe cerebritis. The upper lobes of his lungs had cannonball lesions that were suggestive of septic lung metastases. Blood cultures and ear canal swabs were positive for Burkholderia pseudomallei The temporal lobe cerebritis eventually developed into an abscess, necessitating a cortical mastoidectomy, craniectomy and temporal lobectomy...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081127/transient-in-vivo-resistance-mechanisms-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-to-ceftazidime-and-molecular-markers-for-monitoring-treatment-response
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Jason E Cummings, Richard A Slayden
Much is known about the mode of action of drugs and resistance mechanisms under laboratory growth conditions, but research on the bacterial transcriptional response to drug pressure in vivo or efficacious mode of action and transient resistance mechanisms of clinically employed drugs is limited. Accordingly, to assess active alternative metabolism and transient resistance mechanisms, and identify molecular markers of treatment response, the in vivo transcriptional response of Burkholderia pseudomallei 1026b to treatment with ceftazidime in infected lungs was compared to the in vitro bacterial response in the presence of drug...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067495/upconversion-nanocrystals-mediated-lateral-flow-nanoplatform-for-in-vitro-detection
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Zhiqin Liang, Xiaochen Wang, Wei Zhu, Pingping Zhang, Yongxin Yang, Chongyun Sun, Junjie Zhang, Xinrui Wang, Zheng Xu, Yong Zhao, Ruifu Yang, Suling Zhao, Lei Zhou
Upconversion phosphors (UCPs) that are free from interference from biological sample autofluorescence have attracted attention for in vivo and in vitro bio-applications. However, UCPs need to be water-dispersible, nanosized, and highly luminous to realize broad applications. Therefore, the aim of this research is to develop UCPs that meet these comprehensive criteria for in vitro diagnosis. To combine nanosize with high luminous intensity, β-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ upconversion nanocrystals (UCNPs) codoped with Li+ and K+ are prepared that display high upconversion intensities as well as small size...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066900/boosting-of-post-exposure-human-t-and-b-cell-recall-responses-in-vivo-by-burkholderia-pseudomallei-related-proteins
#4
Arnone Nithichanon, Louise J Gourlay, Gregory J Bancroft, Manabu Ato, Yoshimasa Takahashi, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, an infectious disease with high incidence and mortality in South East Asia and Northern Australia. To date there is no protective vaccine and antibiotic treatment is prolonged and not always effective. Most people living in endemic areas have been exposed to the bacteria and have developed some immunity, which may have helped prevent disease. Here, we used a humanized mouse model (hu-PBL-SCID), reconstituted with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from seropositive donors, to illustrate the potential of three known antigens (FliC, OmpA and N-PilO2) for boosting both T- and B-cell immune responses...
January 9, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058957/assessing-the-potential-for-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-the-southeastern-united-states
#5
Katie Portacci, Alejandro P Rooney, Robert Dobos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050857/secondary-metabolites-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-isolated-from-soil-can-kill-burkholderia-pseudomallei
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Patcharaporn Boottanun, Chotima Potisap, Julian G Hurdle, Rasana W Sermswan
Bacillus species are Gram-positive bacteria found in abundance in nature and their secondary metabolites were found to possess various potential activities, notably antimicrobial. In this study, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens N2-4 and N3-8 were isolated from soil and their metabolites could kill Burkholderia pseudomallei, a Gram-negative pathogenic bacterium also found in soil in its endemic areas. Moreover, the metabolites were able to kill drug resistant isolates of B. pseudomallei and also inhibit other pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Acinetobacter baumannii but not the non-pathogenic Burkholderia thailandensis, which is closely related to B...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045926/survival-and-intra-nuclear-trafficking-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-strategies-of-evasion-from-immune-surveillance
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Jamuna Vadivelu, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Jaikumar Thimma, Vanitha Mariappan, Wen-Tyng Kang, Leang-Chung Choh, Esaki M Shankar, Kum Thong Wong
BACKGROUND: During infection, successful bacterial clearance is achieved via the host immune system acting in conjunction with appropriate antibiotic therapy. However, it still remains a tip of the iceberg as to where persistent pathogens namely, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei) reside/hide to escape from host immune sensors and antimicrobial pressure. METHODS: We used transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate post-mortem tissue sections of patients with clinical melioidosis to identify the localisation of a recently identified gut microbiome, B...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042405/imported-case-of-melioidosis-in-oman-case-report
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Nada Al Tamtami, Faryal Khamis, Amina Al-Jardani
Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is most commonly described in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and some imported cases in non-endemic areas. We describe the case of a 55-year-old Omani man with fulminant sepsis who worked in Laos, Cambodia. B. pseudomallei was isolated from the patient's blood and was identified by means of microbiological and biochemical tests. We highlight the importance of careful attention to non-fermentative gram-negative rods in a septic patients who have worked or travelled to Southeast Asia...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028452/burkholderia-pseudomallei-type-iii-secreted-protein-bipc-role-in-actin-modulation-and-translocation-activities-required-for-the-bacterial-intracellular-lifecycle
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Wen Tyng Kang, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Lakshminarayanan Rajamani, Roger W Beuerman, Jamuna Vadivelu
Melioidosis, an infection caused by the facultative intracellular pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, has been classified as an emerging disease with the number of patients steadily increasing at an alarming rate. B. pseudomalleipossess various virulence determinants that allow them to invade the host and evade the host immune response, such as the type III secretion systems (TTSS). The products of this specialized secretion system are particularly important for the B. pseudomallei infection. Lacking in one or more components of the TTSS demonstrated different degrees of defects in the intracellular lifecycle of B...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025002/sulfonamide-inhibition-profile-of-the-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-identified-in-the-genome-of-the-pathogenic-bacterium-burkholderia-pseudomallei-the-etiological-agent-responsible-of-melioidosis
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Sonia Del Prete, Daniela Vullo, Pietro Di Fonzo, Sameh M Osman, Zeid AlOthman, William A Donald, Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
A new γ-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.1.1.1) was cloned and characterized kinetically in the genome of the bacterial pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent of melioidosis, an endemic disease of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. The catalytic activity of this new enzyme, BpsCAγ, is significant with a kcat of 5.3×10(5)s(-1) and kcat/Km of 2.5×10(7)M(-1)×s(-1) for the physiologic CO2 hydration reaction. The inhibition constant value for this enzyme for 39 sulfonamide inhibitors was obtained...
December 12, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018913/evolution-of-bopa-gene-in-burkholderia-a-case-of-convergent-evolution-as-a-mechanism-for-bacterial-autophagy-evasion
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Dong Yu, Zhiqiu Yin, Yuan Jin, Jing Zhou, Hongguang Ren, Mingda Hu, Beiping Li, Wei Zhou, Long Liang, Junjie Yue
Autophagy is an important defense mechanism targeting intracellular bacteria to restrict their survival and growth. On the other hand, several intracellular pathogens have developed an antiautophagy mechanism to facilitate their own replication or intracellular survival. Up to now, no information about the origin or evolution of the antiautophagic genes in bacteria is available. BopA is an effector protein secreted by Burkholderia pseudomallei via the type three secretion system, and it has been shown to play a pivotal role in their escape from autophagy...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003338/a-predicted-cation-transporter-protein-bpss1228-is-involved-in-intracellular-behaviour-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-a-human-lung-epithelial-cell-line-a549
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Teerasit Techawiwattanaboon, Sorujsiri Chareonsudjai
Burkholderia pseudomallei causes melioidosis, a potentially fatal infectious disease in tropical and subtropical countries worldwide. The intracellular behaviour of this pathogen in host cells has been reported to impact the severity of melioidosis, including the development of septicaemia, a consequence of pneumonia melioidosis. We previously identified a predicted cation transporter protein, BPSS1228, that participates in the transitional stage of this intracellular pathogen. For further analysis, in this study B...
December 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994782/non-caseating-granulomatous-infective-spondylitis-melioidotic-spondylitis
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Justin Arockiaraj, Rajiv Karthik, Veena Jeyaraj, Rohit Amritanand, Venkatesh Krishnan, Kenny Samuel David, Gabriel David Sundararaj
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical analysis. PURPOSE: To delineate the clinical presentation of melioidosis in the spine and to create awareness among healthcare professionals, particularly spine surgeons, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of melioidotic spondylitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Melioidosis is an emerging disease, particularly in developing countries, associated with a high mortality rate. Its causative pathogen, Burkholderia pseudomallei, has been labeled as a bio-terrorism agent...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994103/development-of-immunoassays-for-burkholderia-pseudomallei-typical-and-atypical-lipopolysaccharide-strain-typing
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Teerapat Nualnoi, Michael H Norris, Apichai Tuanyok, Paul J Brett, Mary N Burtnick, Paul S Keim, Erik W Settles, Christopher J Allender, David P AuCoin
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe infection endemic to many tropical regions. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is recognized as an important virulence factor used by B. pseudomallei. Isolates of B. pseudomallei have been shown to express one of four different types of LPS (typical LPS, atypical LPS types B and B2, and rough LPS) and in vitro studies have demonstrated that LPS types may impact disease severity. The association between LPS types and clinical manifestations, however, is still unknown, in part because an effective method for LPS type identification is not available...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992477/unravelling-the-molecular-epidemiology-and-genetic-diversity-among-burkholderia-pseudomallei-isolates-from-south-india-using-multi-locus-sequence-typing
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Chaitanya Tellapragada, Aayushi Kamthan, Tushar Shaw, Vandana Ke, Subodh Kumar, Vinod Bhat, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
There is a slow but steady rise in the case detection rates of melioidosis from various parts of the Indian sub-continent in the past two decades. However, the epidemiology of the disease in India and the surrounding South Asian countries remains far from well elucidated. Multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) is a useful epidemiological tool to study the genetic relatedness of bacterial isolates both with-in and across the countries. With this background, we studied the molecular epidemiology of 32 Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates (31 clinical and 1 soil isolate) obtained during 2006-2015 from various parts of south India using multi-locus sequencing typing and analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986727/burkholderia-humptydooensis-sp-nov-a-new-species-related-to-burkholderia-thailandensis-and-the-fifth-member-of-the-pseudomallei-complex
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Apichai Tuanyok, Mark Mayo, Holger Scholz, Carina M Hall, Christopher J Allender, Mirjam Kaestli, Jennifer Ginther, Senanu Spring-Pearson, Molly C Bollig, Joshua K Stone, Erik W Settles, Joseph D Busch, Lindsay Sidak-Loftis, Jason W Sahl, Astrid Thomas, Lisa Kreutzer, Enrico Georgi, Jay E Gee, Richard A Bowen, Jason T Ladner, Sean Lovett, Galina Koroleva, Gustavo Palacios, David M Wagner, Bart J Currie, Paul Keim
: During routine screening for endemic Burkholderia pseudomallei from water wells in northern Australia, Gram-staining-negative bacteria (strains MSMB43(T), MSMB121, and MSMB122) with a similar morphology and biochemical pattern to B. pseudomallei and B. thailandensis were co-isolated with B. pseudomallei on Ashdown's selective agar. To determine the exact taxonomic position of these strains and to distinguish them from B. pseudomallei and B. thailandensis, they were subjected to a series of phenotypic and molecular analyses...
December 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981771/goodpasture-disease-as-a-consequence-of-melioidosis
#17
D Mackintosh, M Mantha, K Oliver
We describe a case of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody-mediated disease in association with concomitant Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) bacteraemia. The temporal profile of the illness and initial absence of circulating anti-GBM antibodies, in light of the subsequent definitive histological diagnosis of anti-GBM disease, makes this case interesting and unusual. Additionally, there have been no prior case reports suggesting melioidosis as a cause of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis.
December 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973567/utility-of-a-lateral-flow-immunoassay-lfi-to-detect-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-soil-samples
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Patpong Rongkard, Viriya Hantrakun, Sabine Dittrich, Prapaporn Srilohasin, Premjit Amornchai, Sayan Langla, Cherry Lim, Nicholas P J Day, David AuCoin, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul
BACKGROUND: Culture is the gold standard for the detection of environmental B. pseudomallei. In general, soil specimens are cultured in enrichment broth for 2 days, and then the culture broth is streaked on an agar plate and incubated further for 7 days. However, identifying B. pseudomallei on the agar plates among other soil microbes requires expertise and experience. Here, we evaluate a lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) developed to detect B. pseudomallei capsular polysaccharide (CPS) in clinical samples as a tool to detect B...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960208/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#19
Jae-Hoon Song, Kyungmin Huh, Doo Ryeon Chung
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Aging population, dense urbanization, and poor access to health care make the Asia-Pacific region vulnerable to CAP. The high incidence of CAP poses a significant health and economic burden in this region. Common etiologic agents in other global regions including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and respiratory viruses are also the most prevalent pathogens in the Asia-Pacific region...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960204/community-acquired-pneumonia-a-global-perspective
#20
Grant W Waterer
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a global disease responsible for a large proportion of deaths and having significant economic cost. As diagnostic tools have increased in sensitivity, our understanding of the etiology of CAP has begun to change with a significant increase in confirmed viral infections and the recognition that multiple pathogens are frequently present. Empiric therapy remains the standard of care and guidelines are mostly based on published data from the United States or Europe. Blindly applying guidelines without any consideration of local etiological differences can lead to a risk of under or overtreatment...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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