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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165208/case-report-first-coinfection-report-of-mixed-leishmania-infantum-leishmania-major-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-report-of-a-case-of-disseminated-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-iran
#1
Alireza Badirzadeh, Mehdi Mohebali, Sadaf Sabzevari, Majid Ghafoori, Kourosh Arzamani, Mohammad Seyyedin, Seyed Ahmad Hashemi
Visceral leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease, is the third most common opportunistic disease in immunosuppressed patients, such as those affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Although the reports have been characterized as Leishmania/HIV coinfections, the occurrence of a mixed infection by two Leishmania species in HIV-positive patients is rare. Here, we present an atypical case of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) in a 26-year-old HIV-positive man...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164069/iron-acquisition-mechanisms-and-their-role-in-the-virulence-of-burkholderia-species
#2
REVIEW
Aaron T Butt, Mark S Thomas
Burkholderia is a genus within the β-Proteobacteriaceae that contains at least 90 validly named species which can be found in a diverse range of environments. A number of pathogenic species occur within the genus. These include Burkholderia cenocepacia and Burkholderia multivorans, opportunistic pathogens that can infect the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, and are members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Burkholderia pseudomallei is also an opportunistic pathogen, but in contrast to Bcc species it causes the tropical human disease melioidosis, while its close relative Burkholderia mallei is the causative agent of glanders in horses...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163495/human-cd141-dendritic-cell-and-cd1c-dendritic-cell-undergo-concordant-early-genetic-programming-after-activation-in-humanized-mice-in-vivo
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Yoshihito Minoda, Isaac Virshup, Ingrid Leal Rojas, Oscar Haigh, Yide Wong, John J Miles, Christine A Wells, Kristen J Radford
Human immune cell subsets develop in immunodeficient mice following reconstitution with human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells. These "humanized" mice are useful models to study human immunology and human-tropic infections, autoimmunity, and cancer. However, some human immune cell subsets are unable to fully develop or acquire full functional capacity due to a lack of cross-reactivity of many growth factors and cytokines between species. Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) in mice are categorized into cDC1, which mediate T helper (Th)1 and CD8(+) T cell responses, and cDC2, which mediate Th2 and Th17 responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163434/neglected-australian-arboviruses-and-undifferentiated-febrile-illness-addressing-public-health-challenges-arising-from-the-developing-northern-australia-government-policy
#4
Narayan Gyawali, Richard S Bradbury, John G Aaskov, Andrew W Taylor-Robinson
The Australian Government is currently promoting the development of Northern Australia, with an associated increase in the local population. Consequent to this is the public health threat posed by heightened human exposure to many previously neglected arboviruses that are indigenous to the region. This initiative to support economic activity in the tropical north of the continent is leading to the accelerated expansion of an infection-naïve human population into hitherto un-encountered ecosystems inhabited by reservoir animals and vectors for these arboviruses...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162320/controlled-human-infections-a-report-from-the-controlled-human-infection-models-workshop-leiden-university-medical-centre-4-6-may-2016
#5
Meta Roestenberg, Annie Mo, Peter G Kremsner, Maria Yazdanbakhsh
The principle of deliberately infecting humans with infectious agents in a controlled setting, so-called controlled human infections (CHI), is not novel. Many CHI models have a long history and were established decades ago such as the intentional exposure to yellow fever and dengue performed in the 1900's (Reed, 1902) [2]. In these times bioethics and scientific reasoning were in their infancy. Nowadays, clinical trials are highly regulated and CHI are executed worldwide. Controlled human malaria infections and influenza infections are the two most frequently practiced...
November 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160355/growth-mortality-and-susceptibility-of-oyster-crassostrea-spp-to-perkinsus-spp-infection-during-on-growing-in-northeast-brazil
#6
Marcos Paiva Scardua, Rogério Tubino Vianna, Sâmia Sousa Duarte, Natanael Dantas Farias, Maria Luíza Dias Correia, Helen Taynara Araújo Dos Santos, Patricia Mirella da Silva
Crassostrea rhizophorae and C. gasar oysters are cultivated in the northeast region. Perkinsus parasites infect bivalves, and their effects on oysters from tropical regions are poorly understood. This study evaluated the impact of Perkinsus infection on the productive traits of native oysters. Oysters were sampled bimonthly during 7 months, from July 2010 to February 2011, to evaluate growth rate, mortality and shell color patterns (white and dark-gray) (n = 500), and to determine the prevalence and intensity of Perkinsus (n = 152)...
November 9, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160199/marmosets-callithrix-jacchus-as-a-non-human-primate-model-for-evaluation-of-candidate-dengue-vaccines-induction-and-maintenance-of-specific-protective-immunity-against-challenges-with-clinical-isolates
#7
Meng Ling Moi, Yasushi Ami, Nor Azila Muhammad Azami, Kenji Shirai, Sutee Yoksan, Yuriko Suzaki, Kazutaka Kitaura, Chang-Kweng Lim, Masayuki Saijo, Ryuji Suzuki, Tomohiko Takasaki, Ichiro Kurane
Dengue virus (DENV) is one of the major infectious diseases in tropical regions and approximately half of the world population is at risk of infection. Vaccines would offer an effective control measure against this disease. We previously reported on the utility of marmosets as an animal model for studying primary and secondary dengue infections. Infected marmosets consistently develop viraemia and antibody kinetics that reflect those of patients with dengue. Thus, it is important to determine the utility of marmosets as an animal model for demonstrating vaccine efficacy...
November 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159705/isopropyl-quinoxaline-7-carboxylate-1-4-di-n-oxide-derivatives-induce-regulated-necrosis-like-cell-death-on-leishmania-leishmania-mexicana
#8
Karla Fabiola Chacón-Vargas, Sergio Andrade-Ochoa, Benjamín Nogueda-Torres, Dulce Carolina Juárez-Ramírez, Edgar E Lara-Ramírez, Ricardo Mondragón-Flores, Antonio Monge, Gildardo Rivera, Luvia Enid Sánchez-Torres
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the parasite of the genus Leishmania. About 13 million people are infected worldwide, and it is estimated that 350 million are at risk of infection. Clinical manifestations depend on the parasite species and factors related to the host such as the immune system, nutrition, housing, and financial resources. Available treatments have severe side effects; therefore, research currently focuses on finding more active and less toxic compounds. Quinoxalines have been described as promising alternatives...
November 20, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158985/coral-associated-viral-communities-show-high-levels-of-diversity-and-host-auxiliary-functions
#9
Karen D Weynberg, Patrick W Laffy, Elisha M Wood-Charlson, Dmitrij Turaev, Thomas Rattei, Nicole S Webster, Madeleine J H van Oppen
Stony corals (Scleractinia) are marine invertebrates that form the foundation and framework upon which tropical reefs are built. The coral animal associates with a diverse microbiome comprised of dinoflagellate algae and other protists, bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Using a metagenomics approach, we analysed the DNA and RNA viral assemblages of seven coral species from the central Great Barrier Reef (GBR), demonstrating that tailed bacteriophages of the Caudovirales dominate across all species examined, and ssDNA viruses, notably the Microviridae, are also prevalent...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157309/recent-knowledge-on-hepatitis-e-virus-in-suidae-reservoirs-and-transmission-routes-to-human
#10
REVIEW
Nicole Pavio, Virginie Doceul, Eugénie Bagdassarian, Reimar Johne
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes self-limiting acute hepatitis in humans that can eventually result in acute liver failures or progress to chronic infections. While in tropical and sub-tropical areas, HEV infections are associated with important waterborne epidemics, in Northern countries, HEV infections are autochthonous with a zoonotic origin. In the past decade, it has become clear that certain HEV genotypes are zoonotic and that swine, and more generally Suidae, are the main reservoir. Zoonotic transmissions of the virus may occur via direct contact with infected pigs, wild boars or consumption of contaminated meat...
November 21, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157185/identification-of-two-new-species-of-meliolinites-associated-with-lauraceae-leaves-from-the-middle-miocene-of-fujian-china
#11
Zixi Wang, Bainian Sun, Fankai Sun, Jidong Wang, Junling Dong, Mingxuan Sun, Baoxia Du
Several studies have investigated both the paleoclimate and the well-preserved fossil remains from the middle Miocene found in China's Fujian Province. This study describes two new species of Meliolinites, including their fungal hyphae, reproductive structures, and spores. The distribution of modern Meliolaceae indicates that they live in warm, humid, subtropical to tropical climates. Moreover, the fossil leaves and the epiphyllous fungal remains, indicate the prevalence of a warm, humid, subtropical to tropical climate in this area during the middle Miocene...
October 4, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156382/discovery-of-selective-dengue-virus-inhibitors-using-combination-of-molecular-fingerprint-based-virtual-screening-protocols-structure-based-pharmacophore-model-development-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-in-vitro-studies
#12
Shaher Bano Mirza, Regina Ching Hua Lee, Justin Jang Hann Chu, Ramin Ekhteiari Salmas, Thomas Mavromoustakos, Serdar Durdagi
Dengue virus is a major issue of tropical and sub-tropical regions. The proliferation of virus results in immense number of deaths each year because of unavailability of on-shelf drugs. This issue necessitates the design of novel anti-Dengue drugs. The protease enzyme pathway is the critical target for drug design due to its significance in the replication, survival and other cellular activities of Dengue virus. Keeping in mind the worsening situation regarding Dengue virus, approximately eighteen million drug-like compounds from the ZINC small molecule database have been screened against Nonstructural Protein 3 (NS3) previously by our group...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155829/environmental-and-socio-demographic-individual-family-and-neighborhood-factors-associated-with-children-intestinal-parasitoses-at-iguaz%C3%A3%C2%BA-in-the-subtropical-northern-border-of-argentina
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Maria Romina Rivero, Carlos De Angelo, Pablo Nuñez, Martín Salas, Carlos E Motta, Alicia Chiaretta, Oscar D Salomón, Song Liang
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitoses are a major concern for public health, especially in children from middle and low-income populations of tropical and subtropical areas. We examined the presence and co-infection of parasites in humans as well as parasitic environmental contamination in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina. We explored the environmental and socio-demographic characteristics of the persistence of parasites in children and their environment. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This cross-section survey was conducted among children population comprised into the area of the public health care centers of Iguazú during June 2013 to May 2016...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155280/molecular-analysis-of-tick-borne-protozoan-and-rickettsial-pathogens-in-small-ruminants-from-two-south-african-provinces
#14
Aaron Edmond Ringo, Paul Franck Adjou Moumouni, Moeti Taioe, Charoonluk Jirapattharasate, Mingming Liu, Guanbo Wang, Yang Gao, Huanping Guo, Seung-Hun Lee, Weiqing Zheng, Artemis Efstratiou, Jixu Li, Noboru Inoue, Hiroshi Suzuki, Oriel Thekisoe, Xuenan Xuan
Tick-borne protozoan and rickettsial diseases are a major threat to livestock in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa. In this study we investigated the presence and distribution of Theileria spp., Babesia ovis, Anaplasma ovis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia ruminantium and SFG Rickettsia in sheep and goats from Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. A total of 91 blood samples were screened in this study, 61 from goats and 30 from sheep. PCR assay was conducted using primers based on Theileria spp...
November 15, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155010/intra-amoebal-killing-of-mycobacterium-ulcerans-by-acanthamoeba-griffini-a-co-culture-model
#15
Amar Bouam, Eric Ghigo, Michel Drancourt
Mycobacterium ulcerans, a decaying Mycobacterium marinum derivative is responsible for Buruli ulcer, a notifiable non-contagious disabling infection highly prevalent in some West African countries. Aquatic environments are suspected to host M. ulcerans, however, the exact reservoirs remain unknown. While M. marinum was found to resist amoebal microbicidal activities, this remains unknown for M. ulcerans. In this study M. ulcerans was co-cultured with the moderately halophile Acanthamoeba griffini at 30 °C to probe this tropical amoeba as a potential reservoir for M...
November 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154994/evolutionary-epidemiology-of-schistosomiasis-linking-parasite-genetics-with-disease-phenotype-in-humans
#16
Tine Huyse, Nele A M Boon, Frederik Van den Broeck, Moustapha Mbow, Anurag Chaturvedi, Lynn Meurs, Filip A M Volckaert, Katja Polman
Here we assess the role of parasite genetic variation in host disease phenotype in human schistosomiasis by implementing concepts and techniques from environmental association analysis in evolutionary epidemiology. Schistosomiasis is a tropical disease that affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is caused by parasitic flatworms belonging to the genus Schistosoma. While the role of host genetics has been extensively studied and demonstrated, nothing is yet known on the contribution of parasite genetic variation to host disease phenotype in human schistosomiasis...
November 15, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153070/-the-importance-of-the-contribution-of-rapid-test-serological-and-molecular-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-two-imported-malaria-cases-with-atypical-microscopy
#17
Orçun Zorbozan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Esra Atalay Şahar, Muhammet Karakavuk, Hüseyin Can, Varol Tunali, Mert Döşkaya, Nevin Turgay, Seray Töz, Ahmet Özbilgin
Malaria is a widespread and life-threatening disease in tropical and subtropical regions. In patients with typical clinical symptoms, malaria is considered as a preliminary diagnosis if there is a travel history to malaria-endemic areas. The basis of the laboratory diagnosis of malaria is the microscopic examination of Giemsa stained smears. On the other hand, the diagnosis and differentiation of Plasmodium species with microscopic examination may have some difficulties. In the first case, adifferent appearance from the classical Plasmodium vivax erythrocytic forms in infected erythrocytes were detected in 1% of all erythrocytes in thin smear blood preparations of a 26-year-old male with complaints of fever and chills and a story of travel to Nigeria...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152418/generation-and-characterization-of-cross-neutralizing-human-monoclonal-antibody-against-4-serotypes-of-dengue-virus-without-enhancing-activity
#18
Subenya Injampa, Nataya Muenngern, Chonlatip Pipattanaboon, Surachet Benjathummarak, Khwanchit Boonha, Hathairad Hananantachai, Waranya Wongwit, Pongrama Ramasoota, Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul
Background: Dengue disease is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. Most severe cases occur among patients secondarily infected with a different dengue virus (DENV) serotype compared with that from the first infection, resulting in antibody-dependent enhancement activity (ADE). Our previous study generated the neutralizing human monoclonal antibody, D23-1B3B9 (B3B9), targeting the first domain II of E protein, which showed strong neutralizing activity (NT) against all four DENV serotypes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151362/elimination-of-schistosomiasis-the-tools-required
#19
REVIEW
Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Katharina Klohe
BACKGROUND: Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back to infection, but now as a public health problem, before moving on to transmission control. Currently, all endemic countries are encouraged to increase control efforts and move towards elimination as required by the World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for the global control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the WHA65.21 resolution issued by the World Health Assembly...
November 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#20
REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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