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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910191/tintelnotia-a-new-genus-in-phaeosphaeriaceae-harbouring-agents-of-cornea-and-nail-infections-in-humans
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S A Ahmed, W Hofmüller, M Seibold, G S de Hoog, H Harak, I Tammer, A D van Diepeningen, W Behrens-Baumann
Phaeosphaeriaceae is a family in the order Pleosporales containing numerous plant pathogens, endophytes, lichenised fungi, and environmental saprobes. A novel genus, Tintelnotia is introduced containing two species, one of which caused an eye infection and several nail infections in humans. All species of Tintelnotia produce conidia in soft pycnidia with a wide ostiole. The generic type species is T. opuntiae causing necrotic spots on cactus plants. The isolates of the human opportunist T. destructans showed variable susceptibility pattern to a panel of common antifungal agents...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904177/a-clinicopathological-analysis-of-primary-cutaneous-lymphomas-a-6-year-observational-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center-of-south-india
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Anza Khader, Shiny Padinjarayil Manakkad, Mohammed Shaan, Sarita Sasidharan Pillai, Najeeba Riyaz, P Binitha Manikoth, Muhammed Kunnummel, Sunitha Balakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Little data are available concerning clinical and pathological patterns of cutaneous lymphomas in India. AIM: To analyze the clinical and histopathological characteristics of cutaneous lymphomas in Indian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, observational study carried out from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2015. The patients underwent clinical examination, human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1) screening, skin biopsy with hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemistry staining...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861481/-presence-of-lactoferrin-lf-in-lymphocutaneous-sporotrichosis-yeast-bound-antimicrobial-peptide
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Alejandro Palma-Ramos, Laura E Castrillón-Rivera, María Elisa Vega-Mémije, Roberto Arenas-Guzmán, Lucía Rangel-Gamboa
: Sporotrichosis is a common subcutaneous mycosis in Latin America, produced by dimorphic fungi belong to Sporothrix schenckii complex of cryptic species. Infection is acquired by traumatic inoculation with contaminated organic material. Host immune response includes polymorphonuclear neutrophils chemotaxis and release of granular components. Lactoferrin is a protein member of the transferrin family of iron-binding proteins, present inside polymorphonuclear granular structure, and has been reported to affect growth and development of infectious agents, including fungal organisms...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821903/proteomic-approaches-to-biomarker-discovery-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Alexandra Ion, Iris Maria Popa, Laura Maria Lucia Papagheorghe, Cristina Lisievici, Mihai Lupu, Vlad Voiculescu, Constantin Caruntu, Daniel Boda
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most frequently encountered type of skin lymphoma in humans. CTCL encompasses multiple variants, but the most common types are mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sezary syndrome (SS). While most cases of MF run a mild course over a period of many years, other subtypes of CTCL are very aggressive. The rapidly expanding fields of proteomics and genomics have not only helped increase knowledge concerning the carcinogenesis and tumor biology of CTCL but also led to the discovery of novel markers for targeted therapy...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805921/c-cbl-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-expression-increases-across-the-spectrum-of-benign-and-malignant-t-cell-skin-diseases
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Katrin A Salva, Margo J Reeder, Rita Lloyd, Gary S Wood
Prolonged survival of lesional T cells plays a central role in the pathogenesis of T-cell-mediated dermatoses. We have recently shown that the ubiquitin ligase c-CBL is highly expressed in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and that its knockdown increases activation-induced cell death, a key pathway for T-cell apoptosis. Here, we extend our work on c-CBL expression in malignant T cells to their nonneoplastic counterparts in benign inflammatory dermatoses. Immunohistochemical staining with anti-c-CBL antibody was performed on lesional biopsies from a total of 65 patients with atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis vulgaris, lichen planus, mycosis fungoides (MF)/Sézary syndrome (SS) as well as on tonsil tissue from 5 individuals and on 5 human CTCL cell lines...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759688/an-index-case-of-concomitant-tumoral-and-ichthyosiform-mycosis-fungoides-like-presentation-of-chronic-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-associated-with-upregulation-of-tox
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Giang Huong Nguyen, James Y Wang, Kenneth B Hymes, Cynthia M Magro
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare and often aggressive lymphoid malignancy known to be associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. There are 2 broad categories: acute and chronic. In the acute category, there is a leukemic and a lymphomatous variant, whereas in the designated "chronic" form, there is mild peripheral blood lymphocytosis. The intermediate "smoldering" category is without peripheral blood lymphocytosis with only discernible skin involvement. We present a 68-year-old human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 seropositive female with a mild peripheral blood atypical lymphocytosis who had indurated nodules on her hands of 2 years duration and a new scaly ichthyosiform eruption on her lower extremities...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708627/a-phenotypic-and-genotypic-analysis-of-the-antimicrobial-potential-of-cultivable-streptomyces-isolated-from-cave-moonmilk-deposits
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Marta Maciejewska, Delphine Adam, Loïc Martinet, Aymeric Naômé, Magdalena Całusińska, Philippe Delfosse, Monique Carnol, Hazel A Barton, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Nicolas Smargiasso, Edwin De Pauw, Marc Hanikenne, Denis Baurain, Sébastien Rigali
Moonmilk speleothems of limestone caves host a rich microbiome, among which Actinobacteria represent one of the most abundant phyla. Ancient medical texts reported that moonmilk had therapeutical properties, thereby suggesting that its filamentous endemic actinobacterial population might be a source of natural products useful in human treatment. In this work, a screening approach was undertaken in order to isolate cultivable Actinobacteria from moonmilk of the Grotte des Collemboles in Belgium, to evaluate their taxonomic profile, and to assess their potential in biosynthesis of antimicrobials...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704050/genome-diversity-recombination-and-virulence-across-the-major-lineages-of-paracoccidioides
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José F Muñoz, Rhys A Farrer, Christopher A Desjardins, Juan E Gallo, Sean Sykes, Sharadha Sakthikumar, Elizabeth Misas, Emily A Whiston, Eduardo Bagagli, Celia M A Soares, Marcus de M Teixeira, John W Taylor, Oliver K Clay, Juan G McEwen, Christina A Cuomo
The Paracoccidioides genus includes two species of thermally dimorphic fungi that cause paracoccidioidomycosis, a neglected health-threatening human systemic mycosis endemic to Latin America. To examine the genome evolution and the diversity of Paracoccidioides spp., we conducted whole-genome sequencing of 31 isolates representing the phylogenetic, geographic, and ecological breadth of the genus. These samples included clinical, environmental and laboratory reference strains of the S1, PS2, PS3, and PS4 lineages of P...
September 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688988/chronic-pulmonary-histoplasmosis-and-its-clinical-significance-an-under-reported-systemic-fungal-disease
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Venkataramana Kandi, Ritu Vaish, Padmavali Palange, Mohan Rao Bhoomagiri
Histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal mycosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. It is a dimorphic fungus which lives as a saprophyte in the environment and occasionally infects immunosuppressed people. H capsulatum is a ubiquitous fungus present throughout the globe and is more common in the temperate world. Human infection with H capsulatum occurs through respiratory route by inhalation of spores present in the air as droplet nuclei. Pulmonary histoplasmosis is difficult to diagnose, more so in the regions where tuberculosis is endemic, and many infected patients remain asymptomatic...
August 26, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640161/unusual-species-of-dermatophytes-rarely-identified-or-new
#10
Marie-Pierre Hayette, Rosalie Sacheli
Dermatophytes are causing superficial mycosis in animals and humans. Depending on the geophilic, zoophilic or anthropophilic origin of the fungus but also on the immunological status of the patient, symptomatology can widely differ. Nevertheless, each species is currently associated with typical clinical manifestations, even if atypical localizations and/or clinical pictures are sometimes also reported. Diagnostic tools applied to species identification have been changing since the last two decades with the more frequent use of molecular methods currently considered nowadays as reference methods for species identification...
September 17, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634774/identification-and-characterisation-of-elongation-factor-tu-a-novel-protein-involved-in-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-host-interaction
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Caroline Maria Marcos, Haroldo Cesar de Oliveira, Julhiany de Fátima da Silva, Patricia Akemi Assato, Daniella Sayuri Yamazaki, Rosângela Aparecida Moraes da Silva, Cláudia Tavares Santos, Norival Alves Santos-Filho, Deivys Leandro Portuondo, Maria José Soares Mendes-Giannini, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida
Paracoccidioides spp., which are temperature-dependent dimorphic fungi, are responsible for the most prevalent human systemic mycosis in Latin America, the paracoccidioidomycosis. The aim of this study was to characterise the involvement of elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis-host interaction. Adhesive properties were examined using recombinant PbEF-Tu proteins and the respective polyclonal anti-rPbEF-Tu antibody. Immunogold analysis demonstrated the surface location of EF-Tu in P...
November 2016: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622300/preclinical-identification-of-vaccine-induced-protective-correlates-in-human-leukocyte-antigen-expressing-transgenic-mice-infected-with-coccidioides-posadasii
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Brady J Hurtgen, Natalia Castro-Lopez, Maria Del Pilar Jiménez-Alzate, Garry T Cole, Chiung-Yu Hung
There is an emerging interest to develop human vaccines against medically-important fungal pathogens and a need for a preclinical animal model to assess vaccine efficacies and protective correlates. HLA-DR4 (DRB1∗0401 allele) transgenic mice express a human major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) receptor in such a way that CD4(+) T-cell response is solely restricted by this human molecule. In this study HLA-DR4 transgenic mice were immunized with a live-attenuated vaccine (ΔT) and challenged by the intranasal route with 50-70 Coccidioides posadasii spores, a potentially lethal dose...
October 17, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590702/phosphosite-specific-regulation-of-the-oxidative-stress-response-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-a-shotgun-phosphoproteomic-analysis
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Alison F A Chaves, Daniele G Castilho, Marina V Navarro, Ana K Oliveira, Solange M T Serrano, Alexandre K Tashima, Wagner L Batista
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, a thermally dimorphic fungus, is the causative agent of paracoccidioidomycosis, a systemic mycosis that is widespread in Latin America. This fungus is a facultative intracellular pathogen able to survive and replicate inside non-activated macrophages. Therefore, the survival of P. brasiliensis inside the host depends on the ability to adapt to oxidative stress induced by immune cells, especially alveolar macrophages. For several years, reactive oxygen species (ROS) were only associated with pathological processes...
August 30, 2016: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444116/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-antifungal-drugs-against-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-paracoccidioides-lutzii-in-a-galleria-mellonella-model
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Junya de Lacorte Singulani, Liliana Scorzoni, Ana Carolina Alves de Paula E Silva, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida, Maria José Soares Mendes-Giannini
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii belong to a group of thermodimorphic fungi and cause paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), which is a human systemic mycosis endemic in South and Central America. Patients with this mycosis are commonly treated with amphotericin B (AmB) and azoles. The study of fungal virulence and the efficacy and toxicity of antifungal drugs has been successfully performed in a Galleria mellonella infection model. In this work, G. mellonella larvae were infected with two Paracoccidioides spp...
September 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416765/current-strategies-for-diagnosis-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-and-prospects-of-methods-based-on-gold-nanoparticles
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Cyntia Silva Ferreira, Erica Milena de Castro Ribeiro, Alfredo de Miranda Goes, Breno de Mello Silva
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a human systemic granulomatous mycosis caused by thermodimorphic fungi from Paracoccidioides genus. The disease is prevalent in Latin America and triggers a serious clinical condition. Consequently, rapid diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent progression of the disease, which can result in death. Currently, there are several established methods for PCM diagnosis. However, many of these tests still present challenges in terms of cost, accessibility and efficiency. In this scenario, gold nanoparticles represent a promising alternative since they have particular optical and electronic properties, which allow its use for biomolecules detection...
July 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403180/mixed-pulmonary-infection-with-penicillium-notatum-and-pneumocystis-jiroveci-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#16
Shervin Shokouhi, Shabnam Tehrani, Marjan Hemmatian
UNLABELLED: Penicillium notatum is a fungus that widely exists in the environment and is often non-pathogenic to humans. However, in immunocompromised hosts it may be recognized as a cause of systemic mycosis. A 44-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was admitted to our hospital with fever and neutropenia. Due to no improvement after initial treatment, he underwent bronchoscopy. The patient was found to have P. notatum and Pneumocystis jiroveci infection, and therefore was given voriconazole, primaquine and clindamycin...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393975/a-new-protoparvovirus-in-human-fecal-samples-and-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphomas-mycosis-fungoides
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Tung G Phan, Brigitte Dreno, Antonio Charlys da Costa, Linlin Li, Patricia Orlandi, Xutao Deng, Beatrix Kapusinszky, Juliana Siqueira, Anne-Chantal Knol, Franck Halary, Jacques Dantal, Kathleen A Alexander, Patricia A Pesavento, Eric Delwart
We genetically characterized seven nearly complete genomes in the protoparvovirus genus from the feces of children with diarrhea. The viruses, provisionally named cutaviruses (CutaV), varied by 1-6% nucleotides and shared ~76% and ~82% amino acid identity with the NS1 and VP1 of human bufaviruses, their closest relatives. Using PCR, cutavirus DNA was found in 1.6% (4/245) and 1% (1/100) of diarrhea samples from Brazil and Botswana respectively. In silico analysis of pre-existing metagenomics datasets then revealed closely related parvovirus genomes in skin biopsies from patients with epidermotropic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL or mycosis fungoides)...
September 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250925/cutaneous-murine-model-of-infection-caused-by%C3%A2-neoscytalidium-dimidiatum-a-preliminary-study-of-an-emerging-human-pathogen
#18
Roberta Teixeira da Silva, Dávson A Guimarães, Zoilo P Camargo, Anderson M Rodrigues, Juan P Maceira, Andréa R Bernardes-Engemann, Rosane Orofino-Costa
Neoscytalidium dimidiatum is an emerging fungus that causes a skin infection similar to dermatophytosis; it affects both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed individuals, and it may invade deeper tissues and organs and cause systemic disease. Little is known about the etiopathogenesis of the infection caused by this fungus, and no standard effective treatment is available. The aim of the present experimental study was to develop an animal model of skin infection with N. dimidiatum. BALB/c mice were inoculated with two fungal strains, and different routes of infection were tested...
November 1, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27223631/polymorphisms-on-ifng-il12b-and-il12rb1-genes-and-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-the-brazilian-population
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F M C Carvalho, F D Busser, V L T Freitas, C R Furucho, A Sadahiro, A S G Kono, P R Criado, M L Moretti, P K Sato, M A Shikanai-Yasuda
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic chronic mycosis, endemic in Latin America, especially Brazil, and is the eighth leading cause of death among chronic and recurrent infectious diseases. PCM infection is characterized by the presence of Th1 immune response; the acute form, by a mixed Th2/Th9, while the chronic form is characterized by Th17/Th22 profiles. The occurrence and severity of human PCM may also be associated with genetic factors such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) on cytokines encoding genes...
September 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27148251/histoplasma-capsulatum-induced-cytokine-secretion-in-lung-epithelial-cells-is-dependent-on-host-integrins-src-family-kinase-activation-and-membrane-raft-recruitment
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Paloma K Maza, Erika Suzuki
Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus that causes histoplasmosis, a human systemic mycosis with worldwide distribution. In the present work, we demonstrate that H. capsulatum yeasts are able to induce cytokine secretion by the human lung epithelial cell line A549 in integrin- and Src-family kinase (SFK)-dependent manners. This conclusion is supported by small interfering RNA (siRNA) directed to α3 and α5 integrins, and PP2, an inhibitor of SFK activation. siRNA and PP2 reduced IL-6 and IL-8 secretion in H...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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